“ Il est là en vitrine... qu'il est beau avec son vrai clavier et puis ce rouge !...

Bon, j'entre. Il y a là deux vendeurs et une demi-douzaine de clients.
J'attends mon tour en examinant l' intérieur du magasin, apparemment l'ATMOS est la principale attraction. Il y en a cinq en démonstration , aucun autre ordinateur ne tourne et visiblement tout le monde repart avec son ORIC sous le bras (Pourvu qu'il en reste…).

Ca y est c'est mon tour et il en reste !!! Ca y est, j'ai mon Oric ! ”
Dom

  Win a Microdisc!!
Fri 1st February 2013

The Grand Prize of the Murder On The Atlantic contest for the Oric 30th Anniversary is... An Oric Microdisc system!

At this point in time we have not entirelly decided if there would be only one prize or if there would be also secondary prizes, but what is certain is that the grand winner will receive as a prize, a Microdisc unit and two 3.5" drives.

 

A typical Oric disk controller is able to control up to 4 drives and will accept 3", 3.5" and 5.25" drives without complaining.
Due to the difficulty in finding 3" floppies it has been very common for Oricians to add 3.5" floppy disc drives along their 3" Microdisc and set them up as bootable units.

Here, the 3.5" drives are configured as A and B drives while the 3" drive is only used to control the two other drives1

All the necessary cables to connect the 3.5" to the microdisc and the Microdisc to the Oric are provided, as well as a 250W power supply2.



This set has been sleeping in a box for at least 5 years but has been fully tested: We will be very happy to offer it to an Orician willing to use it!

This prize comes with a disclaimer: To be eligible to win this prize the winner will have to take the moral obligation not to resell this material on e-bay or other online auction site .

If the winner wishes to get rid of this Microdisc he will have to contact first Dominique Pessan3 (who would buy it back) and then possibly the Club Europe Oric.

These machines are made to be used by enthusiasts and not to languish on a shelf in a museum or in a collector's computers collection.

Except the Atmos, all the material on this picture is part of the prize.



Oh I forgot... you can click on the pictures to see them in detail :)

That's it for the teasing, the game is really worth the effort!

But, who the hell killed de la Vallière ?


1. The provided 3" drive is not reliable enough to be used as is.
2. Entirely "Sittler made", comes with a transparent case.
3. Who's giving away this drive as a prize and ported the game to the Oric

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Buggy Boy Demo

2004 - Mickaël Pointier


“Nice design, nice demo, nice music.”
Jede

“Absolutely fantastic!!!! Defence Force - you just blow me away. With each demo/intro you stretch the boundaries in showing what an Oric can really do. My favourite section is the one with the scrolling horizontal lines going up, with the scrolling text going right to left (3rd across and 3rd down of the pics above.) The sound effects were very clever for the test card starting and ending, as the loading music was excellent.”
The Spider