Oriclopedia: A series of videos on all things Oric

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

Post by iss » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:39 pm

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Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:40 pm
Regarding the machines, I will have to wait for the diagnostic cartridge from Vyper, but what I can tell you is that the motherboard uses 2 memory chips (tms4464-15nl) instead of the usual 8, and nowhere is written "Designed by Tangerine Computer Systems Ltd" (but there is a "ORIC 1".

One of the machines is missing the ULA and the ROM, one does boot and start, you can type, you can hear the sound of the clickety, can zap,explode, etc... but the display is garbled, like if the ULA was not decoding the right locations for the display.
The situation will require some work but it's not disaster :).
The 2-chips 4464 exemplar is rare and interesting, I expect to get such one soon. Else I can supply you with how many ULA's you want. Unfortunately I don't have any 2-chips (i.e. the ROM equivalent of 2764) original ROM's, may be I have one spare original 27128, need to check. PM me what you may need it will be send with the Exos.

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Post by Chema » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:45 pm

Nice pack! Surely you can make at least one working machine with those. I am really interested about the differences... will they run modern software?

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

Post by ibisum » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:55 pm

That was a delightful video to watch! Would be grand to see you got the Goteks' in there ..

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

Post by kaydav » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:28 am

Great video, and how exciting! I've not heard of a Nova 64 before. Do you know whether the 64 indicates the amount of RAM? What differences do you expect between these and the Atmos?

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

Post by Dbug » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:20 am

kaydav wrote:
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Great video, and how exciting! I've not heard of a Nova 64 before. Do you know whether the 64 indicates the amount of RAM? What differences do you expect between these and the Atmos?
Well, even the Oric Atmos 48k has 64k of ram, just that you can't access the entire ram :)

I guess they changed the name in hope of having a chance on the market place against machines advertising more memory (like the C64).

Regarding the differences, I was only expecting changes making the machine either easier or cheaper to produce: It's supposed to be 100% compatible with the Oric Atmos at the software level.

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

Post by iss » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:44 pm

Dbug wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:20 am
Regarding the differences, I was only expecting changes making the machine either easier or cheaper to produce: It's supposed to be 100% compatible with the Oric Atmos at the software level.
Will see... I've just got one (from the same source)! 8)

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

Post by Dbug » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:48 pm

iss wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:44 pm
Dbug wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:20 am
Regarding the differences, I was only expecting changes making the machine either easier or cheaper to produce: It's supposed to be 100% compatible with the Oric Atmos at the software level.
Will see... I've just got one (from the same source)! 8)
Good!
I'm glad you got one, so if I struggle with the repair I can pick your brain!

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

Post by Dbug » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:12 pm

Took a long time, had a bunch of issues (literally!), but there it is, another long Oriclopedia about Théoric (as well as Računari and Svet Kompjutera):


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

Post by Symoon » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:30 am

I won't give you an Oscar for the fake reading at the beginning :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: , but the overall video quality has really much improved!
Good sound, great pictures, ... The result of the work is visible and that's cool ;)

Haven't watched it all yet, but one thing: J-C Talar wasn't Mr Oric France (that was the Taïeb family), but Mr Oric International! (Well ok, France too, behind the curtain).

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

Post by Dbug » Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:22 pm

Symoon wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:30 am
I won't give you an Oscar for the fake reading at the beginning :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: , but the overall video quality has really much improved!
Good sound, great pictures, ... The result of the work is visible and that's cool ;)
I added quick links to all the parts of the video in the description so it's easier to navigate.
And yes, the fake reading... I'm trying new things, to make long arid videos less boring :D
Haven't watched it all yet, but one thing: J-C Talar wasn't Mr Oric France (that was the Taïeb family), but Mr Oric International! (Well ok, France too, behind the curtain).
I added an errata in the description text. Thanks :)

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

Post by coco.oric » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:52 pm

Nice video DBug.
A very good report and thanks a lot for giving us the links to read these strange magazines of the 80's
I'll look deeper in the files i've as i'm sure i've some theoric disks somewhere, working with oricutron
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Re: Oriclopedia: A series of videos on all things Oric

Post by Dbug » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:36 am

coco.oric wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:52 pm
Nice video DBug.
A very good report and thanks a lot for giving us the links to read these strange magazines of the 80's
I'll look deeper in the files i've as i'm sure i've some theoric disks somewhere, working with oricutron
I'm actually glad I'm done with that one, covering Théoric was on my list of things to do for a long while, but there was so much material that it could have been super boring.

Regarding Théoric disks, they are not actually super practical, even if you can load them, imo, it's much better (even if that takes a hell of time) to have the individual programs on separate .TAP files directly possible to load with Erebus or Oricutron, than having to figure out on which disk is a particular program, and then how to use it! (games are ok, but things like the utilities or machine language routines are not obvious to use at all)

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