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by Steve M
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Atmos : it doesn't start !
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: Atmos : it doesn't start !

That looks like it's booting. Do you get key clicks? If you type PING [return] can you hear the sound ?

I suspect a problem with ULA or ROM. Check pins are all connected in any socketed chips.
by Steve M
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Microdisc connectors
Replies: 9
Views: 722

Microdisc connectors

One of my friends is in need of a power supply for his Microdisc. The main problem seems to be the round connectors. Is there something that could be bought to make these leads? I have a power supply that would work on the drives. Normally the Oric is powered from the Microdisc power supply. How muc...
by Steve M
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: French Oric with modulator ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1222

Re: French Oric with modulator ?

Bah, I missed it. I was going to put a bid in - but I don't think I would have paid that much. Yes, these prices are getting a bit alarming. My friend sold an Oric-1 for over £200 recently. It did have the box, but not in great condition. I was agonising about whether to bid on some French books tha...
by Steve M
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: French Oric with modulator ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1222

Re: French Oric with modulator ?

Thanks. I think it was André M that told me they didn't have the extra pin (!) I was sure I'd seen it mentioned at least. I'm wondering if there is any problem with putting a modulator back on? I guess the French Atmos wouldn't be in it's original condition any more. Is it better to keep these as th...
by Steve M
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: French Oric with modulator ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1222

Re: French Oric with modulator ?

Didn't they make use of the RGB socket? The one on Ebay appears to have the extra pin in the centre (for 5v) which I think was added to ensure the SCART sockets were turned on - (if that's the right way of putting it?) I think I was told French Oric's didn't have the extra connection, but that one s...
by Steve M
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: French Oric with modulator ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1222

French Oric with modulator ?

Did Oric France make the Atmos without modulator ?
This Ebay seller seems to think his Atmos is as it left the factory and has some sort of plate where the RF socket should be - which he says is "factory fitted".
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253453757914 ... 3453757914
by Steve M
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Right angle IDC connector
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: Right angle IDC connector

Thanks.

i don't have an electronics shop near here.
by Steve M
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Right angle IDC connector
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: Right angle IDC connector

Silmilar. The Cumana ones have the locking pieces at the sides.
by Steve M
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Right angle IDC connector
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Right angle IDC connector

Can anyone point me to a place I can order some 34 way right angle IDC male connectors - as used on the Cumana interface ?

I found somewhere with them available in right angle or straight but no means to select which type I wanted.
by Steve M
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Xenon on a real Oric
Replies: 1
Views: 1245

Re: Xenon on a real Oric

Why do you get stuff from there?
by Steve M
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread
Replies: 126
Views: 26525

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Hehe. Figured it out on my own and got to the end.

That was fun.

When's the next one coming out ? :)
by Steve M
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread
Replies: 126
Views: 26525

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Yikes. Thanks for the help. I shall have a few more attempts before looking
;)
by Steve M
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread
Replies: 126
Views: 26525

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Got a bit stuck again. Alone on the spaceship.
I've put the relay in place and have the transmitter but still can't figure out how to operate the teleporter.

*EDIT* People, use the font size to make things tiny, think of other players, thanks
by Steve M
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread
Replies: 126
Views: 26525

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

It is incredible how something that went totally undetected by at least 5 play testers and me (who played all the game through several times), can come up so often to players once the game is released. I hope you are enjoying the game, the puzzles, the dialogues, the graphics and animations, and th...
by Steve M
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread
Replies: 126
Views: 26525

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Perhaps wait and see if anything else turns up.

I found where to use the cans and used them twice so it got rid of them both. I'd also managed to pick up pliers again so had two, but that corrected itself when in a new place.

I'm now on a planet !

:)