The version I tried, and redistributed on my page, is the one downloaded from this page. Does anybody have an alternative ORIC Manic Miner version?
A clean original would be best, with the key code copy protection intact and a dump of the original color code map. At least we would know it is okay.
EDIT: I found one from oric.org, but I do not know how to load it with Oricutron. There is a file called manic_cheat.zip there and it contains different versions.
MANIC0.TAP is the loader for the MANIC1.TAP (original tape), I guess. According to the docs we should load MANIC0.TAP first and according to my understanding it would load MANIC1.TAP. But I know nothing of ORIC, I cannot get loading to work.
EDIT2: Finally good news! I got loading to work, it was a simple error on my part. So to load the ORIC Manic Miner from oric.org with Fedora Linux Oricutron, I did:
/opt/oricutron/bin/oricutron --tape MANIC0.TAP
After that Oric Atmos emulation will respond "Searching...".
You have to press F1 and select "Insert Tape", then Choose MANIC1.TAP and it will load!!!
Note that this version is not hacked, it is the clean original, so it contains the color code verification. But no problem, you can get the color chart from oric.org too!
I plan to redistribute them on my site, too, for easy download to Fedora Linux Oricutron downloaders. Maybe you should grab those files to share, too!
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