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by Steve M
Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Are there any english Oric mags left?
Replies: 7
Views: 12110

Re: Are there any english Oric mags left?

No, I don't think so. We were full of enthusiasm and hope but it didn't really turn out as well as we'd hoped. We struggled to fill the pages and we got little correspondence that was necessary to make a dialogue between the magazine/group and its users/ readers. I'd hoped to coax Jonathan into writ...
by Steve M
Wed May 29, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP Twilighte
Replies: 39
Views: 31570

Re: RIP Twilighte

Jonathan was a great person and so enthusiastic about the Oric. He helped save the hoard of Oric goodies from Steve Hopps garage which resulted in the discovery of the Phoenix. Ever the generous type he sent the boards to those that could get the best from them. He was always trying to get an Oric m...
by Steve M
Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:33 am
Forum: Demos
Topic: Missing Twilighte productions
Replies: 1
Views: 7020

Re: Missing Twilighte productions

If anyone hasn't had this running on their Oric it's a nice demo wiht a relaxed gentle mesmerising theme tune. It's quite a nice change from some of the furious, manicly bouncing demos that you see on other machines. The characters change into a flowing effect that is a bit like sitting by a lake. I...
by Steve M
Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Are there any english Oric mags left?
Replies: 7
Views: 12110

Re: Are there any english Oric mags left?

I'm currently in Elgin (north Scotland), but I'm originally from the south of England. I was in Devon when I first bought an Atmos. Ah, a bit far north. Peter the Spider used to live there but is in US now. I know there were a couple of Oric owners in Sterling and maybe one in Edinburgh. I'd be int...
by Steve M
Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Are there any english Oric mags left?
Replies: 7
Views: 12110

Re: Are there any english Oric mags left?

Where is Scotland are you from? There used to be a West Lothian User Group. (Long since folded.) Oric User Monthly was the longest running UK magazine. There were a few others but they gradually slid by the wayside as people got tempted away by more modern computers. When OUM decided to close Rhetor...
by Steve M
Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missing software?
Replies: 5
Views: 6393

Re: Missing software?

I'll see if I can knock something together. I doubt I have any pictures. We never managed to organise a meet.
by Steve M
Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missing software?
Replies: 5
Views: 6393

Re: Missing software?

I think Oric Star came out much earlier. Rhetoric disk#1 is available from my website. Was that 1999? (It's SO long ago!!!). Most of the Rhetoric stuff wasn't new but it contained disk versions of games that hadn't been on general release previously and some odds and ends from magazines and such tha...
by Steve M
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 4969

Re: Happy 2013

It's strange to be here at this time. They said we'd have flying cars and hovering trains in 1999.

Oh well. I hope this year is better than the last one! All the best.
by Steve M
Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: **~~°\° Merry Christmas °/°~~**
Replies: 10
Views: 10305

Re: **~~°\° Merry Christmas °/°~~**

Yes, all the best to all you guys still using your Orics.

Have a good time!
by Steve M
Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:12 am
Forum: Games
Topic: The Hellion
Replies: 22
Views: 24339

Re: The Hellion

Symoon wrote: Steve: I think you are mixing the level Everst Ascent (mountains indeed) and Ever Rust which looks llike opening windows (?)
Ah, in that case it is named after the firm called Everest who make windows. (double glazing.) It's a pun suggeesting they don't last too long.
by Steve M
Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:40 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Damsel In Distress
Replies: 8
Views: 10341

Re: Damsel In Distress

I tired this with Oricutron and got the high-pitched noise. Also the main character is jumping repeatedly instead of standing still.
by Steve M
Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: The Hellion
Replies: 22
Views: 24339

Re: The Hellion

Jumping jacks may refer to the game of Jacks - the shapes are odd. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacks_%28game%29 jumping jacks can also refer to a star jump or an old toy that had a man strung up on stick which jump around. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumping_jack_%28toy%29 I'm guessing from the sh...
by Steve M
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: The Hellion
Replies: 22
Views: 24339

Re: The Hellion

Sparky Plugs - Sparky is a nickname for an electrician. (?)
by Steve M
Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Games
Topic: The Hellion
Replies: 22
Views: 24339

Re: The Hellion

Not sure if it's relavant but an aye-aye (eye eye) is a weird looking creature with big eyes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aye-aye
by Steve M
Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oric related links of interest
Replies: 37
Views: 63217

Re: Oric related links of interest

Ah. Lack od capitals - didn't think it was an abbreviation.

I know of SNAFU. Situation normal - All fouled up!