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 ?