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by Steve M
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Full Telestrat in Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 6701

Re: Full Telestrat in Ebay

I bet the condition of the box will attract other computer collectors - not just Oric users. This one may end up on a shelf somewhere, which is a shame.


I did think about bidding but I can't even get the Telestrat to work on. Oricutron.
by Steve M
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Sedoric 4.0
Replies: 31
Views: 29117

Re: Sedoric 4.0

What I'm struggling with is how to load something from a folder/directory from the main one. Is that possible? You might want to load at bootup, or have a HIRES screen loader that loads from files stored in the subdirectory. Can that be done.
by Steve M
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Sedoric 4.0
Replies: 31
Views: 29117

Re: Sedoric 4.0

Thanks. The language thing seems to be working now. It keeps booting to the English version I'm finding the structure difficult to get to grips with. I like to setup the old function key layout so put that in the INIST command but it doesn't work because the file is hidden away in a subfolder. I sha...
by Steve M
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Sedoric 4.0
Replies: 31
Views: 29117

Re: Sedoric 4.0

I've been playing around with Sed4 - very interesting. It'll take some getting used to these folders. I can go 'forwards' into folders - not sure how to go back out ? The boot screen looks like you can change language as it boots. But it seems not.(?) It's nice having these folders but may make thin...
by Steve M
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Progress bar loading
Replies: 23
Views: 9221

Re: Progress bar loading

Feedback appreciated. For instance, do we really need the start/end boundaries? Their management takes about 12% of the code - nothing wrong with this version, but it could be saved for further ones. Great stuff - downloading now. I think you need an end boundary so you can see how much progress ha...
by Steve M
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Progress bar loading
Replies: 23
Views: 9221

Re: Progress bar loading

Yeah. I like the loading used by the Electron which loaded in blocks and it said on screen which block was loading. If one part failed you could go back and try loading that again without having to redo the whole lot. It would be handy to know how much is left to load - i.e a countdown rather than a...
by Steve M
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Progress bar loading
Replies: 23
Views: 9221

Re: Progress bar loading

Oh. Come to think of it, I'm not sure if/when I've loaded a tape from the HIRES screen. :roll:

I guess it would be more useful on the text screen(?) as you can see the progress of the HIRES picture being loaded.
by Steve M
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Progress bar loading
Replies: 23
Views: 9221

Re: Progress bar loading

Interesting idea. It doesn't say Searching or Loading on the status bar so why not put the display up there out of the way of the main screen ?
by Steve M
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org
Replies: 19
Views: 9175

Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

I tried sending John an email as someone else had a question for him, but it bounced. :(
by Steve M
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: FDC connector
Replies: 4
Views: 2063

Re: FDC connector

That's the one. Never heard them called berg before.
by Steve M
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: FDC connector
Replies: 4
Views: 2063

Re: FDC connector

No, it's not molex I want. Molex fits the old 3" drive or maybe ide hard drive - but I want the 3.5" floppy connector. It's smaller than molex.

http://zoobab.wdfiles.com/local--files/ ... nector.jpg
by Steve M
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: FDC connector
Replies: 4
Views: 2063

FDC connector

IS there another name for floppy power connectors - apart from 4-pin FDC connectors?

I'm trying to sources some cables that are FDC to FDC rather than molex to FDC or some longer FDC cables that I might be able to join together.
by Steve M
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: Line Feed - Oric MCP40 demo at Solskogen
Replies: 15
Views: 16150

Re: Line Feed - Oric MCP40 demo at Solskogen

Oops. Missed that - it's hard to see. The other links should be good. Pens made in Germany. There seem to be other stockists.
by Steve M
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: Line Feed - Oric MCP40 demo at Solskogen
Replies: 15
Views: 16150

Re: Line Feed - Oric MCP40 demo at Solskogen

Got emailed by someone saying the pens are available in Germany. http://www.ebay.it/itm/NEW-Vintage-Plotter-Pens-Casio-BP-1-Sharp-EA-850-and-compatible-ALPS-models/152591867842?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140620091323%26meid%3Dd16bf432acb...