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by ibisum
Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Sell microdiscs
Replies: 4
Views: 5697

I would definitely buy a microdisc, in finished state, if I could.

But I'd also like to finish building my own! :)
by ibisum
Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Impossible Mission
Replies: 147
Views: 157526

I remember an article way back when that discussed a way to get 'hundreds more colors' out of the Oric, and presented a dither method and color chart that really did seem to make the color clash seem like a useful thing, in the right combinations .. Surprising now to think about it, all those years ...
by ibisum
Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Geocities is closing
Replies: 1
Views: 2757

It would be very nice to know what Oric sites will be effected by this so we can mirror their contents, and/or let the authors know whats up .. maybe not all of them will be paying attention.
by ibisum
Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And the CEO ?
Replies: 106
Views: 91853

Okay, I'll go and subscribe then! :)
by ibisum
Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: A nice module for the Virtual-Disc project?
Replies: 7
Views: 7460

waskol: I have an Arduino rig .. but the Mega definitely has the i/o to do the job. For now, I'm going to get the Bus Pirate and the SD interface rigged up .. I'll control the SD with the Bus Pirate serial i/o, and use the Bus Pirate i/o itself to try to implement a rudimentary emulation mode of the...
by ibisum
Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: A nice module for the Virtual-Disc project?
Replies: 7
Views: 7460

Shipping cost me 12eu,- .. and I bought a couple other things too.

But thats not the point, which is: will they work out, technically? I will see and let you know.
by ibisum
Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: I got a CUMANA Board, now what ?
Replies: 4
Views: 5485

ah, that is good news, thanks for pointing that out to me .. ;)

really looking forward to building this thing! hope i can get by with a 3.5" HD disk though, DD's are really hard to find ..
by ibisum
Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: I got a CUMANA Board, now what ?
Replies: 4
Views: 5485

Ah I did not know it was so easy! Great! :) One thing though, I'm guessing I need the ROM BIOS code for the Cumana interface from somewhere .. anyone know where that is floating around? Sorry to be asking all these dumb questions, I'm just trying to get things together so I can, in earnest, get this...
by ibisum
Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: A nice module for the Virtual-Disc project?
Replies: 7
Views: 7460

A nice module for the Virtual-Disc project?

Perhaps this is a nice module for consideration by those of us currently thinking about adding a virtual-disc-drive to our machines? http://www.4dsystems.com.au/prod.php?id=22 Seems to me that something like this, perhaps paired with the Hackaday Bus Pirate board (very cool, I ordered one), could be...
by ibisum
Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric, cassette recorder and disk drive questions
Replies: 14
Views: 13594

Maybe could you rebuild your list from the cumana controller schematics available here : http://www.48katmos.freeuk.com/projects.htm Yeah, looks like a good way to go about getting this complete list made up .. thanks for the tip. If anyone has one of these Cumana boards already working, it'd be re...
by ibisum
Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And the CEO ?
Replies: 106
Views: 91853

Any chance you could tell us what else you saw at the meeting?
by ibisum
Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Telestrat for sale on ebay
Replies: 7
Views: 6614

Man, I keep thinking I'm going to go on a driving tour around either Hungary or France one of these days, and find some ol' Oric hardware in a flea market, haggle over it and buy it for 5eu,- .. ;) Well, darn, that might just not happen if you guys don't keep quiet about all this hot Ebay action!
by ibisum
Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric, cassette recorder and disk drive questions
Replies: 14
Views: 13594

I got the board you sent me, Twilighte! :) (Making too much noise about it on the boards, I know, I know..)

One thing: any chance you have a digital parts list available? I've been looking everywhere but I can't seem to find the list I had saved in anticipation of the day this board arrived .. :(
by ibisum
Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WANT TO BUY: Any Oric hardware you have to sell!
Replies: 3
Views: 3899

Well my next major effort will be to build the CUMANA board that Twilighte sent me, so if anyone has any advice about that, I'd love to hear it! :)
by ibisum
Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: I got a CUMANA Board, now what ?
Replies: 4
Views: 5485

I got a CUMANA Board, now what ?

Thanks to Twilighte (Really, THANK YOU mate!) I now have a blank Cumana PCB sitting on my desk, begging me to fill it with parts and hook it up to my Atmos .. ;) So that is what I'm going to do as soon as I can possibly get all the parts together - may not be so easy, as many of the parts are so out...