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by Symoon
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Pulsoids
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Pulsoids

Taht's possible... But actually the DSK versions crashes too on Oric-1!
by Symoon
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: HRC in the works
Replies: 37
Views: 886

Re: HRC in the works

Thanks a lot for your patience. I think I'm going to give you a break on this because it might end up as Groundhog Day :lol: (you guessed it, to my shame at the moment I still don't understand the design choice :oops:, I think there's a key element I'm missing, hoping it's not... A brain :lol: I hav...
by Symoon
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Pulsoids
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Pulsoids

One Atari Sector forum, Vyper68 asked for a TAP version of Pulsoids. On Oric.org 18-January-2009, Twilighte claimed that there was no TAP version of the game: "There is still no Tape version of this game. I will eventually compile one since it is feasable. :)" I found files in his archives sent by h...
by Symoon
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Another Twilighte's magic trick?
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: Another Twilighte's magic trick?

mikeb wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:54 pm
.... I'm not sure, but isn't this what is used to "animate" the MANIC <--> MINER jumping text in the loading phase? That's in text mode, using single blocks though.
I just checked and you're right! And we just discussed that a few weeks ago. I'm getting old ;)

Thanks for the flashing explanation!
by Symoon
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: HRC in the works
Replies: 37
Views: 886

Re: HRC in the works

My opinion is that initially, the "hidden line" between HIRES and the 3 TEXT lines was supposed to actually hide this status line on screen when in HIRES (so the 3 TEXT lines would be the TEXT upper lines), Good thought, but the memory used by the UPPER 3 lines of the text screen (and status line) ...
by Symoon
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Another Twilighte's magic trick?
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: Another Twilighte's magic trick?

Well spotted, thanks!
I wasn't aware that the flashing attribute actually seems to invert certain values.
by Symoon
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Another Twilighte's magic trick?
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Another Twilighte's magic trick?

I just found this hires screen in Twilighte's stuff.
Load it in HIRES.

Now, how does he do that? Apparently, there is no code. Tricky use of flashing attributes? Puzzling!
by Symoon
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: HRC in the works
Replies: 37
Views: 886

Re: HRC in the works

The 40 bytes constraints is a hard one! The depacking loop of FilePack is about 115 bytes long... Yes, that's the 1st thing I spent time on, not being sur it would be doable. That's why the compression is rather simple, and why I use page 0. At first I didn't want to use page 0 but the code was too...
by Symoon
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: HRC in the works
Replies: 37
Views: 886

Re: HRC in the works

When recently I've played with Macadam Bumper I noticed the defect in the picture and wondered to myself if this is result from K7 transfer error? So, you never had an Oric-1, did you ;) ROM 1.0 has a display bug, showing the TEXT status line in the middle of the HIRES screen, thus damaging it. Wha...
by Symoon
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: HRC in the works
Replies: 37
Views: 886

Re: HRC in the works

Macadam Bumper loading screen goes from 8kb to 4.5kb :)

Note that HRC can extract HIRES file from a multipart TAP file.

Compressing:
HRC-compressing_macadam.png
Loading compressed / Automatic uncompress:
by Symoon
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: HRC in the works
Replies: 37
Views: 886

Re: HRC in the works

Thanks for the feedback ISS! :D As you can see, the RLE compression is not very efficient on such complex pictures, but what I'm happy with is that it still manages to compress it a bit. Some classical RLE algorithms add counters after each byte, as a result the final picture can be bigger if there ...
by Symoon
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: HRC in the works
Replies: 37
Views: 886

Re: HRC in the works

Beta release!
Bug reports or comments are welcome ;)
HRC_v1.0_beta.zip
(39.97 KiB) Downloaded 5 times
by Symoon
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: HRC in the works
Replies: 37
Views: 886

Re: HRC in the works

Ha ha, nice reply indeed :)
Today's news: HRC now allows relocating the 4 bytes working area, anywhere in page 0.
by Symoon
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wordspeed by Ray McLaughlin
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Wordspeed by Ray McLaughlin

I think I may have a note from him saying it was OK to distribute his software. (...) (Did I scan the manual? I have it anyway, so give me a nudge if it needs doing. ) Hey Steve, thanks for the information. I didn't find back Wordspeed manual in the scans I downloaded from you (I found Wordworth), ...
by Symoon
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: HRC in the works
Replies: 37
Views: 886

Re: HRC in the works

Ok in theory now HRC shouldn't display any byte between $18-$1F and $98-$9F on screen (unless of course original picture does).
Now need to test the whole thing and set correct output messages.