INTRO. The following lists have been typed up by Steve Marshall. The basic information came from Brian Kidd's A to Z of British software. He in turn had help from several others, including, of course, Dave Dick.
Added to this is my own research, mainly
done by scouring the pages of The'oric,
but also with a bit of scanning the 'Ultimate List of
Commercial Games for Oric'. This unfortunately had
several ommisions, errors and was no longer being updated
- one reason for deciding to do my own version.
Many thanks also go to Jim Groom . He has been developing his own list over the years and I used his list to add a few more titles.
I've tried to give accurate information. please let me know if you spot any errors, and send in any further info that you might have.
The Oric book list came originally from Jon Howarth and was printed in OUM, but this version is from James Groom who added further detail. I've amended it a little. Other Tansoft manuals could have been added but I don't think any of these have ISBN numbers and they weren't published without the accompanying software. A couple that could have been included for their sheer size are ....
Forth Manual - Andy
Biggs (Paul Kaufman -editor) - Tansoft ltd - 1984
Since Oric manuals
were included I have added the Cumana and RANDOS user
guides which were not previously part of the book list.
THE FILES. There are currently three lists. The first is a list of commercial titles. This includes software that was released by users groups. Anything that was sold really, except the Oric Public Domain Software available through OUM, but I have included the GPD Software (available from the Swedish Oric Homepage).
The second list is of listings (type-ins) that appeared in various magazines. Generally in BASIC there were plenty of them. With some of the user group magazines there were many little 'quickies'. Some of these I have not included, but if the listing produced some useful or interesting software then it has been included.
Lastly is a file of other software. Some of it was the Oric Public Domain Software, (not the listings which are in the above section). Then there is software that has found it's way into circulation without being properly released. Some will have been featured on CEO, OUM or Rhetoric disks. Other programs have been released via the net or other means. Some may be type-ins, but we don't know the source. Let us know !
Now THREE file types are available. The first, (on the left) is for Microsoft Works the other (on the right) is 'text and commas' which should work an different programs and machines. Load them into your own database so you can sort the information as you wish.
We now have Adobe pdf files too - use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these files. The commercial list has two files - the first is in order of title, the second is sorted by software house and then by title.
disk on the left to download.
(Left-click an image on the right to view in your browser)
Commercial Software List
Oric type-in Listings
All the Other Stuff
The Ultimate Hi-Score List
Oric Book List
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