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by 6502Nerd
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FebrORIC?
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: FebrORIC?

I am a long time Oric owner (since 1983, my first computer), but relatively a newcomer to this forum - but I think it's a great idea! I may even be able to contribute depending if it's good enough.
by 6502Nerd
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: dflat language update
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: dflat language update

I'll for sure try it on a real Oric as soon as its possible. Ok! I have uploaded source to GitHub. Specifically the emulator is in the folder Oric-DFLAT\emulator\ So you can copy that whole folder and to run Oric dflat - else you could also just copy these files to your local Oricutron installation...
by 6502Nerd
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: dflat language update
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: dflat language update

Loading dflat from a DSK as a replacement rom is trivial, you can do that from FloppyBuilder or Sedoric, it's really just a case of loading a 16KB file somewhere in memory and copying it to overlay memory. The issue is how to access the disk after that, I guess you could have some "file system" mod...
by 6502Nerd
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from Spain
Replies: 11
Views: 824

Re: Hello from Spain

Hola to Bieno and Steve M's story. Same here; I got an Oric-1 in late 1983 - only reason to choose Oric was what I could afford and I didn't know much (anything) about computers but I was only 13.. However with no software available (all the shops were selling C64, Spectrum etc.) and with no real mo...
by 6502Nerd
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: dflat language update
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: dflat language update

I'm not a Sedoric expert, far from it, people like André Cheramy and Symoon are much more knowledgeable. All I know is that the system is "bank" based, so Sedoric is made of multiple modules that are loaded on demand, so technically it's probably possible to build dflat is blocks that could be auto...
by 6502Nerd
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: dflat language update
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: dflat language update

Losing tapes to Bob Jovi? :shock: Having said that, they were also another good memory from the 80s, so can understand your sisters didn't want to miss recording them off the radio! :lol: Of course I would love a Cumana or similar for my Oric! And I agree with you, proper mass storage makes the Oric...
by 6502Nerd
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: dflat language update
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: dflat language update

The Oric-1 was my first computer as a young teenager between 1983-1985 and my set up was the computer, a small TV (not even colour!) and a tape player! Things like disk drives I didn't have until around early 1987 for my Atari 800XL. However, I still own my Oric-1 to this day and even use it (e.g. f...
by 6502Nerd
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: dflat language update
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: dflat language update

I'll enjoy digging into dflat after I finish a few other things on the table .. one question I have is, and sorry if this is ignorant .. but what's the editing like? Can you load/save files to edit? I'll be happy to hear of your thought when you have a chance! On the editing, the ROM allows for edi...
by 6502Nerd
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: dflat language update
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: dflat language update

Having spent the last week learning Amstrad's MAXAM assembler, I for one welcome a new era of inline assembly into the Oric world! Well done! :) Thank you! I think in use, dflat feels somewhat like 'BBC BASIC' which was part of the inspiration for the approach I took, but a big difference is there ...
by 6502Nerd
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: dflat language update
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: dflat language update

Congrats! dflat looks cool and I like small caps :). But I have one recommendation - change the names of ROM/PCH files to dflat.rom/dflat.pch , because: - dflat sounds not bad as name and is self-explaining for the file content; - it's really easy to change one line in 'oricutron.cfg', so the custo...
by 6502Nerd
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: dflat language update
Replies: 16
Views: 589

dflat language update

Hello Oric fans and Happy New Year.. I thought to post a short update as one or two of you have expressed interest in dflat (a new custom language ROM for the Oric-1 and Atmos). To remind, dflat is an integer BASIC with structured and procedural constructs, plus an in-line assembler. With Oric speci...
by 6502Nerd
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CEO Meet Christmas 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 1740

Re: CEO Meet Christmas 2020

Unfortunately due to last minute work distractions I missed this too which is a shame because it sounds like it was very interesting. Look forward to seeing the recording. I am so glad that there are such dedicated people who want to keep the Oric spirit alive! I hope to contribute more to this effo...
by 6502Nerd
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CEO Meet Christmas 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 1740

Re: CEO Meet Christmas 2020

Thank you for the replies on this - the event sounds interesting I will try and make the time for this :-)
by 6502Nerd
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CEO Meet Christmas 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 1740

Re: CEO Meet Christmas 2020

Oh this sounds interesting! Is it in French language?

Despite working for French companies for most of my life, my French is unfortunately non-existent! :oops:

I can understand if it is by the way, these days the best Oric support is clearly in France :)
by 6502Nerd
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: Are disk operating systems independent of BASIC?
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Re: Are disk operating systems independent of BASIC?

All you need really is to have a 16KB file on your DSK, then a small loader that loads it in normal RAM, disable interrupts, enable the overlay ram, memcpy to c000-ffff. Thanks for the tip Dbug! I will certainly try this. Some more touches on the ROM need doing - finding a few bugs and making some ...