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by Chema
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: My new Cumana drive ;)
Replies: 95
Views: 3900

Re: My new Cumana drive ;)

This would be a terrific add on for our Orics. Keep us informed!
by Chema
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: Real Time 3D example
Replies: 26
Views: 2223

Re: Real Time 3D example

Really nice! I wish someone managed to implement filled polygons.

Congratulations!
by Chema
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Season greetings!
Replies: 24
Views: 2398

Re: Season greetings!

Merry Christmas to all!
by Chema
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: ORIC SDCARD
Replies: 109
Views: 22535

Re: ORIC SDCARD

Yes, Dbug, that is what I meant. Cumulus might include a mode which behaves like Erebus, probably. I thought you all were talking about the other way round. It is not only Sedoric. It is the FDC hardware. The Oric issues commands to the controller through page 3 such as sector read, and expects sign...
by Chema
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Erebus Batch November 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 3796

Re: Erebus Batch November 2019

It accepts 512 files, I think, if you don't have long filenames (more than 8 characters plus extension). Else, each file needs extra space, reducing the grand total. What I find surprising is that I am finding it hard to make a collection of 100 good games for the Oric, but I guess that depends on w...
by Chema
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: ORIC SDCARD
Replies: 109
Views: 22535

Re: ORIC SDCARD

I am not sure Erebus will ever merge with Cumulus. Erebus patches the ROM feed the bytes of a tape file into memory, as an emulator might do, but emulating the hardware behind a disc controller AND the floppy drive is e itself is a completely different thing. You need actual hard to produce the sign...
by Chema
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: ORIC SDCARD
Replies: 109
Views: 22535

Re: ORIC SDCARD

Well, the Cumulus is a completely different device, as it emulates the disk controller and 4 floppy drives... The disk drive really transforms the Oric into a very competitive machine and, imho, is almost a must to get the most out of the Oric. But I understand that it is not a common piece of hardw...
by Chema
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: ORIC SDCARD
Replies: 109
Views: 22535

Re: ORIC SDCARD

My Erebus... :) Made by a guy in a Spanish forum. It works perfectly and is a very nice add on for our machines. The only minor problem is that games such as Defence Force refuse to load. I guess that is because it is either using a custom loader or calling the ROM routines at unusual entry points, ...
by Chema
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Atmos/Microdisk - ghost in the machine!?!?!?
Replies: 28
Views: 2622

Re: Atmos/Microdisk - ghost in the machine!?!?!?

Steve M wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:03 pm
power s mod004.jpg
Has anybody done this and confirmed it works to avoid problems with external peripherals?

This is the first time I see this mod....
by Chema
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: New Member and New Oric Atmos Owner
Replies: 72
Views: 5339

Re: New Member and New Oric Atmos Owner

Great news! Congratulations. Enjoy your machine!
by Chema
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Atmos/Microdisk - ghost in the machine!?!?!?
Replies: 28
Views: 2622

Re: Atmos/Microdisk - ghost in the machine!?!?!?

And the "crème de la crème" - I have working read sector routine for Jasmin and Microdisc 8) ready to be integrated in FloppyBuilder, once it's done writing should be easier... Oh, that is interesting. I am eager to see the difference with the ones used in Blake's7, as they worked in Jasmin and Mic...
by Chema
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Atmos/Microdisk - ghost in the machine!?!?!?
Replies: 28
Views: 2622

Re: Atmos/Microdisk - ghost in the machine!?!?!?

Yeah, this seems to get more and more difficult as time goes by :( I've personally gave up with that, but the combo of HxC (or Gotek I guess) + Microdisc works well. You basically convert the DSK to HFE and store them, on the HxC, and you copy them on the Oric from the HxC to the physical floppy. We...
by Chema
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Atmos/Microdisk - ghost in the machine!?!?!?
Replies: 28
Views: 2622

Re: Atmos/Microdisk - ghost in the machine!?!?!?

Glad you fixed that Microdisc!

By the way, do you have any means of writing 3" disks from disk images (dsk)? I know there is a way of connecting a 3" unit to a PC, but it seems nobody has such a setup nowadays.
by Chema
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Atmos/Microdisk - ghost in the machine!?!?!?
Replies: 28
Views: 2622

Re: Atmos/Microdisk - ghost in the machine!?!?!?

Wait for someone with more knowledge than me, but I think the 12v line is just for the FD motor, not the board itself. Why it is connected to the controller chip, I don't know. About the RV1 variable resistor... you have to turn it very very slightly and reboot to check if it helps. It controls the ...