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This British computer was one of the most popular computers in Europe in the beginning of the 80's. It was a small computer, which was a competitor of the
The two models (16 and 48) had the same technical characteristics.
A small plotter was available for this computer.
Notice that the sound chip was the same one used in the Amstrad CPC, MSX computers and Atari ST!
Its ROM was very buggy, & was later replaced with the Oric Atmos.
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How about the succes this computer had here in the Netherlands!
Saturday 19th January 2019 Danilo (Netherlamds)
The Oric is one of those things that you ''fall in love with'' when you are a disaffected teenager. You choose a machine that isn''t exactly the coolest or most popular around but clearly is ''something else''.
How many ways do we "lurve" thee, Oric? Check out the threads and posts here to find out, guys: http://atari.boards.net/thread/2446/oric-count-ways-love-thee
Friday 16th February 2018 8Bit Baz (Hull, UK)
I remember when I got my first Oric-1 (I was still in school then) and immediately took it apart. Back then it was all magic. Computers these days don''t inspire me in the same way. Sigh!
I met the guy who wrote the ROM and he was rude to me! He nearly crushed my dreams but luckily failed.
Friday 19th September 2014 DigitalDunc (England)
NAME ORIC 1 MANUFACTURER Oric TYPE Home Computer ORIGIN United Kingdom YEAR 1983 END OF PRODUCTION Unknown BUILT IN LANGUAGE Oric Extended Basic v1.0 KEYBOARD Chicklet keyboard, 57 keys. ESC, DEL ,CTRL, 2 x SHIFT, RETURN, 4 x arrow keys and one large spacebar CPU 6502A SPEED 1 MHz CO-PROCESSOR Custom gate array chip RAM 16 KB or 48 KB ROM 16 KB TEXT MODES 40 x 28 GRAPHIC MODES 240 x 200 (high resolution) COLORS 8 SOUND Programmable Sound Generator AY-3-8912 (from General Instruments) 3 voices, 8 octaves + white noise SIZE / WEIGHT 28 (W) x 17.8 (D) x 1.5 (H) cm / 848 g I/O PORTS Bus, Printer, Tape, RGB POWER SUPPLY External power supply unit : 9v - -(o- + PERIPHERALS 4-pen plotter printer, 3'' floppy disk drive unit PRICE £129.95 for 16K model with starter pack (UK 1983)
Software for this system!
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