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by Chema
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: New Member and New Oric Atmos Owner
Replies: 72
Views: 5148

Re: New Member and New Oric Atmos Owner

Not an electronics expert at all, but you get a stable image (and some words a few days back) so I'd bet the ULA, ROM and CPU are ok. You had sound, so the AY seems ok too and probably the VIA. I think the problem is, as usual, the memory. Did you gently touch the chips to see if any gets really hot...
by Chema
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Connectivity problems (again)
Replies: 47
Views: 6193

Re: Connectivity problems (again)

I experienced a few strange things lately (large loading time, connecting errors, ...) but rarely, so I always thought it was on my side of the connection. Again, thanks Dbug for your efforts keeping this forum up and running. You know how grateful we are and how important it is for the Oric communi...
by Chema
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Sea battle
Replies: 16
Views: 2288

Re: Sea battle

A nice title with good AIC work... it is great to see new productions for the Oric! Well done!
by Chema
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: OUM magazine scans...
Replies: 60
Views: 4774

Re: OUM magazine scans...

That is strange... did you try to upload them as zip files? What is the size?
by Chema
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Oric Atmos manual wanted
Replies: 29
Views: 4288

Re: Oric Atmos manual wanted

Yep. That one will work perfectly, and it is 2A, enough to power the cumulus too :)
by Chema
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: 6502 assembly coding
Topic: XA Output
Replies: 2
Views: 1822

Re: XA Output

by Chema
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Oric Atmos manual wanted
Replies: 29
Views: 4288

Re: Oric Atmos manual wanted

Before you start it, please put something on the expansion bus to make sure you don't plug the +9v on the bus by mistake. You can use an old floppy drive cable connector, some sticky tape, polystyrene, etc.. +1 and if it does not come with the original PSU, check polarity before you blow anything. ...
by Chema
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: ORIC SDCARD
Replies: 109
Views: 22200

Re: ORIC SDCARD

Just a quick note. In the Spanish forum Retrowiki, a user just launched a batch of 15 cards with components with the info Kenneth provided and all of them were reserved in a few hours. I even missed it! I just can't believe the price is under 8 euros! (unmounted) but the list was complete even befor...
by Chema
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: USB to IDC 20 / Centronics?
Replies: 7
Views: 2386

Re: USB to IDC 20 / Centronics?

I don't see why it shouldn't. After all these printers respond to commands sent through the paralell port, so it is a matter of writing the appropriate software (or driver!). And knowing the commands, of course :) I don't see the benefit of that, however. What do you have in mind, Dbug? I bet someth...
by Chema
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for MCP 40 paper rolls
Replies: 6
Views: 1921

Re: Looking for MCP 40 paper rolls

Hmmm... they may not, but I think they have a Facebook page. I'd ask them directly.

If they don't, I could act as a convenient proxy ;)
by Chema
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Oric Atmos manual wanted
Replies: 29
Views: 4288

Re: Oric Atmos manual wanted

I got my original oric out of the basement 25 years later and it worked perfectly. No repair was needed at all.
by Chema
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: ORIC SDCARD
Replies: 109
Views: 22200

Re: ORIC SDCARD

I was thinking on a patched ROM that trapped the CLOAD command and could read a tap file on a sedoric disk. The user could boot the Oric (with disk drive) using that ROM data copied in overlay ram such as it is done now with the usual ROM files (boot with Atmos or 1 Rom's in overlay ram from sedoric...
by Chema
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: ORIC SDCARD
Replies: 109
Views: 22200

Re: ORIC SDCARD

Indeed. I have the same question.... please tell us :)
by Chema
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: ORIC SDCARD
Replies: 109
Views: 22200

Re: ORIC SDCARD

Looks great! Congratulations!

Will you publish the schematics and data needed to build one? Does it need a modified ROM? Could the method be used to load tap files from a disk unit?