“ My Dad happened to be old friends of the guy importing Oric to Australia, so we bought one of the very first that arrived on that hot continent. I spent 1984 - 1989 getting together as much software as I could for my Oric-1, before moving on to other machines (Unix workstations .. MIPS, etc.)
It was the machine I cut my teeth on.

Now I have two young kids, and I want them to know something about their Dad, eventually: he didn't ever believe that 'old computers die', just .. their users do. So, I've been slowly rebuilding my Oric-1 accessories, library, etc. Well, I've gone beyond the limits of good taste actually, with now a Telestrat, 7 Atmos's, 2 Oric-1's and various other sundry hardware (disk drive!) in my collection. ”

  3k FreeCell
Sun 16th June 2013
A new game is now available for your Oric: A 3 kilobytes version of FreeCell.

FreeCell is a solitaire type card game, mostly known thanks to beeing one of the games installed by default in Microsoft Windows.

This Oric version of the game is compatible with the Windows version: If you type in the same game number, you will get the same card shuffling in both version.

Since the Oric does not come with a mouse, this version is played with the keyboard: Use the arrow keys to select the cards and then press Return to validate the operation.

If you made a mistake you can use the U and R keys to Undo or Redo your moves.

The game was present in the gamedev competition a the @party this week end, and can now be downloaded on pouet.net.

Have fun :)

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2006 - 6502 Man

“Nice little demo :)”