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by Steve M
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: T U G
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: T U G

TUG changed to Oric Owner's User Group - O.O.U.G or OUG, when the Oric-1 came out and the focus moved from the Microtan to the Oric. Bob Green seemed to be the main man behind OUG. Instead of the Tansoft Gazette or TUG magazine they came out with Oric Computing. OUG seem to have some conection with ...
by Steve M
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Games
Topic: New old Oric game: Oric Golf by K. Smith
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: New old Oric game: Oric Golf by K. Smith

Excellent - well done!

Yes, I think the Compiler problem stopped it from being released. Maybe someone can find a way to improve the speed?
by Steve M
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Oric Atmos manual wanted
Replies: 29
Views: 2371

Re: Oric Atmos manual wanted

You can get things like this. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DC-12V-Inline-Switch-Controler-Adapter-Cable-Connector-Cable-LED-Strip/283434186436?hash=item41fdfe76c4:m:mjBhmGdkKkc-dKTJayO_pAA The one I have has a connector that is a bit too short so it's not really useful. If you can get one with a longe...
by Steve M
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Oric Atmos manual wanted
Replies: 29
Views: 2371

Re: Oric Atmos manual wanted

What kind of plugs do you have in Spain? I guess it isn't the same as UK? Found this. Someone has stuck an Oric sticker on the side of a power supply. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Transformador-Oric-1-Atmos-fuente-alimentacion-power-supply-cargador-psu/191651968253?hash=item2c9f58f4fd:g:z0cAAOSw47dZwj...
by Steve M
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wordspeed by Ray McLaughlin
Replies: 4
Views: 877

Re: Wordspeed by Ray McLaughlin

Yes, I can't find a scan. I may have skipped it for some reason. I'll add it to my list of things to do.

Actually I need to add 'making a to do list'. That could be awkward! Ha.,
by Steve M
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wordspeed by Ray McLaughlin
Replies: 4
Views: 877

Re: Wordspeed by Ray McLaughlin

I think I may have a note from him saying it was OK to distribute his software. He always seemed very busy and had less and less time for the Oric towards the end of OUM. I believe he was into classic motorbikes like the British BSM bikes which usually involve hours of being taken apart and then bei...
by Steve M
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oriclopedia: A series of videos on all things Oric
Replies: 32
Views: 2663

Re: Oriclopedia: A series of videos on all things Oric

Well they seem to use them a bit in medical equipment and one or two other applications but they are usually bigger, more serious devices.
Someone linked to one of the medical plotters as a source for paper for the MCP40, but I couldn't find the right page.
by Steve M
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oriclopedia: A series of videos on all things Oric
Replies: 32
Views: 2663

Re: Oriclopedia: A series of videos on all things Oric

There are adverts for this type of plotter from a company called Micro Computer Peripherals. I assume this is where the MCP comes from as it is basically a badged plotter from an existing design. The plotter allows text to be written sideways so you can get an 80 column output, although you have to ...
by Steve M
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: OricExos - making the impossible
Replies: 145
Views: 30821

Re: OricExos - making the impossible

I've got a load of Oric motherboards in the loft if anyone wants some to play with. A lot have sockets fitted for the RAM and other chips and these are empty. It should be assumed that these won't work if you populate the board - I've tried quite a few. So they'd need stripping down and checking ove...
by Steve M
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Oric Atmos manual wanted
Replies: 29
Views: 2371

Re: Oric Atmos manual wanted

Furthermore, if you get a computer worked on the likelihood is that they'll fit sockets for any chips they replaced. This has often happened already. Earlier Orics had soldered ULAs and later ones had the socket. I think the majority of Orics will have had some chips replaced by now. The number of b...
by Steve M
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Oric Atmos manual wanted
Replies: 29
Views: 2371

Re: Oric Atmos manual wanted

Don't know. I've got a few used ones that I can confirm are working OK. I don't repair them unless they are faulty. The electrolytic caps could be swapped but it might not guarantee anything. It might be as well to get an Atmos and have it refurbished to suit. I don't have a French Manuel, so I'd be...
by Steve M
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Oric Atmos manual wanted
Replies: 29
Views: 2371

Re: Oric Atmos manual wanted

If you haven't got the Atmos yet maybe you should wait to see if you get a manual with the computer? Boxed Orics have silly asking prices now. Baz has an Atmos for sale - with French manual. (Manuel) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/48K-ORIC-ATMOS-plus-software-literature/143398885745?hash=item21633d5971:...
by Steve M
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Oric Atmos manual wanted
Replies: 29
Views: 2371

Re: Oric Atmos manual wanted

I've got some but I'll need to check the condition. I know some have the odd scuff.

Do you have a perfect Atmos you're looking to complete?
by Steve M
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oriclopedia: A series of videos on all things Oric
Replies: 32
Views: 2663

Re: Oriclopedia: Tansoft

I think part of the reason for the Atmos was to make it compatible with the Microdisc. Oric-1 came with twin EPROM and manufactured ROM and the EPROMs don't seem to have the ROMDIS needed for the Microdisc. I think it caused a headache which may have been why the Micrdisc was delayed and not release...
by Steve M
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron
Replies: 4
Views: 691

Re: Oricutron

Mine doesn't do that.
I wonder if you have the right Roms as you had another Rom issue.

That said, I never had a lot of joy trying to get the Telestrat working in Oricutron. But I've just tried it and it works fine.