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by Antiriad2097
Mon May 06, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: TapOric - android TAP player for Oric
Replies: 66
Views: 19182

Re: TapOric - android TAP player for Oric

I'm new here so not sure how do I download some of the machne code .tap files like xenon etc. ? Register and sign in at Oric.org, then go to the Software section of the site. Find the game you want (e.g. Xenon 1 here https://www.oric.org/software/xenon_1-105.html) and the 'Tape File' text is a hype...
by Antiriad2097
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How good (or bad) my English knowledge is? - NonRelated question
Replies: 10
Views: 902

Re: How good (or bad) my English knowledge is? - NonRelated question

I'd rate your english as better than many native speakers of it. Having worked in a public facing position where forms were filled and interviews undertaken for more years than I care to remember, I'd be more than happy to find this level of english in use. So many people work with much lower levels...
by Antiriad2097
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: At last a smooth(ish) - pseudo hires horizontal scroll
Replies: 10
Views: 1296

Re: At last a smooth(ish) - pseudo hires horizontal scroll

This seems like a similar technique to that used by Joffa for Cobra on the Spectrum to get a smooth full screen scroll.

Perhaps a similar game style could be adopted?
by Antiriad2097
Sat May 02, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Birthday present
Replies: 9
Views: 8390

Re: Birthday present

A belated happy birthday to you Coolman. I must say, I know its been a couple of years, but you don't look your age.

You goingto the Play expo today/tomorrow? Its back in Blackpool again. Missing it again myself, going on holiday in a couple of weeks so need the cash.
by Antiriad2097
Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6502 week on /r/retrobattlestations
Replies: 5
Views: 5701

Re: 6502 week on /r/retrobattlestations

Upvoted, hope it helps.
by Antiriad2097
Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Video output without SCART/RGB
Replies: 7
Views: 9362

Re: Video output without SCART/RGB

Is there any lag in SCART to HDMI adapters?
by Antiriad2097
Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: How to build a cable to plug a tape device ?
Replies: 8
Views: 8614

Re: How to build a cable to plug a tape device ?

You don't really need the remote line, since it just pauses the tape motor if you've a remote input on your tape deck. Most Oric games load in one hit without need to pause anyway.
by Antiriad2097
Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Compression
Replies: 12
Views: 15608

Re: Compression

A two pass run across each column wouldn't add much overhead, since your run length compression would be storing alternate lines, so lines 1,3,5 etc would come first, followed by 2,4,6 etc. The actual stored data is potentially less, since you're more likely to have a successful run of similar bytes...
by Antiriad2097
Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Compression
Replies: 12
Views: 15608

Re: Compression

Given the current penchant for alternating colours on every line, would it be worth scanning every column twice, once for even lines and once for odd lines? I'm curious of the impact this would have as an option.
by Antiriad2097
Sun May 25, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron for android (POC)
Replies: 37
Views: 31537

Re: Oricutron for android (POC)

Doesn't seem slow on my tablet, the auto starting demo is running at 50fps according to the emu. I'm on an Asus ME301T.

Menus are fiddly even on 10", but impressive work.
by Antiriad2097
Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blue Oric 1
Replies: 12
Views: 10359

Re: Blue Oric 1

Sorry, but I didn't become a customer of theirs until a few years ago, so I missed these. I might have changed bank sooner if I'd known.
by Antiriad2097
Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cumulus Issues
Replies: 358
Views: 197166

Re: Cumulus Issues

Chema wrote:I am using a ZX Spectrum + 1.5 A PSU (with the polarity reversed) and it works perfectly with Oric+Cumulus.
Good to know, as that's what I planned to use once I get an adapter to reverse the polarity (don't want to cut the cable so I can still use it vwith my Speccy).
by Antiriad2097
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Flappy Oric :)
Replies: 9
Views: 19453

Re: Flappy Oric :)

With some clever setting up, you could do it fast in basic. Have first game area column as char A, next game area column as char B, and so on. Define all of those chars to be blank. Now you can plot a 'hole' by placing a strip or three of unused character across the screen for your blank, then redef...
by Antiriad2097
Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cumulus Preorder Thread
Replies: 272
Views: 223695

Re: Cumulus Preorder Thread

I collected my Cumulus from the Post Office today. Once I get a suitable PSU I'll test it. What are the current recommended PSUs? Do we have a 'standard' one that doesn't need polarity selecting or anything that can be ordered online?
by Antiriad2097
Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cumulus Preorder Thread
Replies: 272
Views: 223695

Re: Cumulus Preorder Thread

Whats happening? AndyRCM has just posted pics on facebook showing they have received theirs. I am one down in the list, yet I have not had a PM or message or head anything yet. Is this special treatment for the select few, getting theirs before the others or have I missed something? Mine is in the ...