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by Steve M
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Atmos/Microdisk - ghost in the machine!?!?!?
Replies: 28
Views: 661

Re: Atmos/Microdisk - ghost in the machine!?!?!?

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by Steve M
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Atmos/Microdisk - ghost in the machine!?!?!?
Replies: 28
Views: 661

Re: Atmos/Microdisk - ghost in the machine!?!?!?

Here's the other version.
I would focus on the power supply mod and use an alternative to improve data lines.
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by Steve M
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Atmos/Microdisk - ghost in the machine!?!?!?
Replies: 28
Views: 661

Re: Atmos/Microdisk - ghost in the machine!?!?!?

Has anybody done this and confirmed it works to avoid problems with external peripherals? This is the first time I see this mod.... The power supply mod works. I'm not sure how altering the Oric works with other things. The mod I have is with the 125 chip and that Oric wouldn't work on its own, las...
by Steve M
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Atmos/Microdisk - ghost in the machine!?!?!?
Replies: 28
Views: 661

Re: Atmos/Microdisk - ghost in the machine!?!?!?

Fixed, I hope. There's another version of this modification which fits a 74LS125 in the IC11 space. I left that version as it stops the Oric working without the disk drive IIRC. I have an external add-on that fits a chip between the expansion port and the disk interface leaving the Oric intact. (I t...
by Steve M
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Atmos/Microdisk - ghost in the machine!?!?!?
Replies: 28
Views: 661

Re: Atmos/Microdisk - ghost in the machine!?!?!?

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by Steve M
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Atmos/Microdisk - ghost in the machine!?!?!?
Replies: 28
Views: 661

Re: Atmos/Microdisk - ghost in the machine!?!?!?

Some documents that might be useful
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by Steve M
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Erebus Batch November 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1265

Re: Erebus Batch November 2019

Thanks for the info. I think most of mine are SDHC - and aren't mini ones. The mini card I got was 128Gb or something. I think all my original files have short names, but I'm aware of a lot of the ROM download sites that add information to the filename, like adding a year and saying things are PD, (...
by Steve M
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: CEO-Mag Christmas gift: John Sinclair interview available
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Re: CEO-Mag Christmas gift: John Sinclair interview available

Some of the listings arent' too easy to read once it is converted to Pdf. I think it reduces the resolution(?) I scanned many myself but a few articles were gathered from online magazine scans, such as here https://archive.org/details/popular-computing-weekly?&sort=titleSorter&page=2 OCR might help ...
by Steve M
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: T U G
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: T U G

TUG changed to Oric Owner's User Group - O.O.U.G or OUG, when the Oric-1 came out and the focus moved from the Microtan to the Oric. Bob Green seemed to be the main man behind OUG. Instead of the Tansoft Gazette or TUG magazine they came out with Oric Computing. OUG seem to have some conection with ...
by Steve M
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Games
Topic: New old Oric game: Oric Golf by K. Smith
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: New old Oric game: Oric Golf by K. Smith

Excellent - well done!

Yes, I think the Compiler problem stopped it from being released. Maybe someone can find a way to improve the speed?
by Steve M
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Oric Atmos manual wanted
Replies: 29
Views: 2865

Re: Oric Atmos manual wanted

You can get things like this. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DC-12V-Inline-Switch-Controler-Adapter-Cable-Connector-Cable-LED-Strip/283434186436?hash=item41fdfe76c4:m:mjBhmGdkKkc-dKTJayO_pAA The one I have has a connector that is a bit too short so it's not really useful. If you can get one with a longe...
by Steve M
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Oric Atmos manual wanted
Replies: 29
Views: 2865

Re: Oric Atmos manual wanted

What kind of plugs do you have in Spain? I guess it isn't the same as UK? Found this. Someone has stuck an Oric sticker on the side of a power supply. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Transformador-Oric-1-Atmos-fuente-alimentacion-power-supply-cargador-psu/191651968253?hash=item2c9f58f4fd:g:z0cAAOSw47dZwj...
by Steve M
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wordspeed by Ray McLaughlin
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

Re: Wordspeed by Ray McLaughlin

Yes, I can't find a scan. I may have skipped it for some reason. I'll add it to my list of things to do.

Actually I need to add 'making a to do list'. That could be awkward! Ha.,
by Steve M
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wordspeed by Ray McLaughlin
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

Re: Wordspeed by Ray McLaughlin

I think I may have a note from him saying it was OK to distribute his software. He always seemed very busy and had less and less time for the Oric towards the end of OUM. I believe he was into classic motorbikes like the British BSM bikes which usually involve hours of being taken apart and then bei...
by Steve M
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oriclopedia: A series of videos on all things Oric
Replies: 34
Views: 3453

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

Well they seem to use them a bit in medical equipment and one or two other applications but they are usually bigger, more serious devices.
Someone linked to one of the medical plotters as a source for paper for the MCP40, but I couldn't find the right page.