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by Chema
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Cross development tools
Topic: Character Set Editor and Generator
Replies: 10
Views: 778

Re: Character Set Editor and Generator

I have almost always used my own converters for creating graphics (aside from character sets or things that could be converted directly with pictconv, in that cases I do as Dbug said). I did use pictconv for the graphics in Space:1999, but when I needed to break my sprites in tiles, I decided to wri...
by Chema
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CEO Summer Meeting in June
Replies: 15
Views: 1073

Re: CEO Summer Meeting in June

I think it is a great opportunity for me to finally meet (albeit virtually) some of you. Just be there and say hello. I have never actually talked to any of you guys (though I promised Fabrice to go and visit him someday, that never happened). That would mean a lot to me :)
by Chema
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: New Spanish text adventure!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 771

Re: New Spanish text adventure!!!!

May I ask that someone, maybe you Dbug, upload it to Oric.org? It's done. Thanks for sharing this adventure https://www.oric.org/software/torreoscura-2503.html (i've now some screenshots to implement) Mmm.. Not sure why, but once I log in, the screenshots disappear (broken links?) and the stuff doe...
by Chema
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: IJK-egoist new joystick interface by [raxiss]
Replies: 36
Views: 2012

Re: IJK-egoist new joystick interface by [raxiss]

Oh god... now we have quite a few IJK interfaces to choose from!

One question... can anybody test if the IJK detection and joystick managing routines in Blake's 7 work? I could only test them with emulators...
by Chema
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: New Spanish text adventure!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 771

Re: New Spanish text adventure!!!!

Thank you very much!

Cheers!
by Chema
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CEO Summer Meeting in June
Replies: 15
Views: 1073

Re: CEO Summer Meeting in June

I'd love to attend too!!!
by Chema
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oric cleaning :)
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Oric cleaning :)

Today I was getting a little bored and decided to do something I have not done since... 1984 or so, that means never : Cleaning my Oric. The case and, most of all, the keys were full of dust and dirt. So I just opened the case, unmounted everything and removed the keycaps. This is quite an easy proc...
by Chema
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Games
Topic: 3D Fongus with Erebus : does not load
Replies: 36
Views: 1497

Re: 3D Fongus with Erebus : does not load

Another thing I experienced is some Twilighte keyboard reading routines not working on my Oric, at least those in Zip&Zap, if I remember correctly. Some keys do not respond, other respond quite randomly (not always detected, and/or detecting different values from the actual key pressed). Thanks a lo...
by Chema
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: 3D Fongus with Erebus : does not load
Replies: 36
Views: 1497

Re: 3D Fongus with Erebus : does not load

Dbug is right. The Oric ROM initializes normal RAM, but not page 0. I am not sure if due to different models of RAM chips or what, some Orics seem to start with different values in page 0.
by Chema
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Oric Database
Replies: 22
Views: 1071

Re: Oric Database

Thabk you so much, Dbug! I love the picture :)
by Chema
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: New Spanish text adventure!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 771

Re: Coming Soon: a new Spanish text adventure

¡Excelente! No puedo esperar a verlo :D. Unfortunately this is the limit of all my Spanish skills and on-line translators will not help much. Any chance for English version soon or kind of cooperative work for localization in other languages? Can't answer that... The authors are Spanish people and ...
by Chema
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: New Spanish text adventure!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 771

New Spanish text adventure!!!!

A Spanish group has been working on a new text adventure using The Quill for several systems including the Oric!: Torreoscura This game will be officially released tomorrow check the news here and I can say it is a very nice and interesting adventure that those of you who can read Spanish will enjoy...
by Chema
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Oric Database
Replies: 22
Views: 1071

Re: Oric Database

Would you, please? You can download it from here
http://isa.uniovi.es/~chema/bin/pinforic.zip

And also (just in case) here (at the end of the page)
https://www.ifarchive.org/indexes/if-ar ... focom.html
by Chema
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Oric Database
Replies: 22
Views: 1071

Re: Oric Database

Yep, but still Pinforic is not there, despite all my efforts for years ;)
by Chema
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Protek joystick interface diagram ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1363

Re: Protek joystick interface diagram ?

I've always thought the IJK interface is the only sensible way to go, even if it prevents you from using a printer (game or work, you chose :) ), but yeah, most games do not support joystick, let alone IJK, so I understand the benefits of a programmable joystick. Surprisingly as it may seem, I've ne...