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by Stefan
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Little bugs in the database 2
Replies: 408
Views: 29101

Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Spectrum Six Pack original release year is 1984, not 1985 publisher is Sinclair Research, not whoever Polanglia were original price should be "Free" not £8.50 comment of "contents vary" is not helpful and should be deleted, the actual contents are: Agreed. The current entry is most likely based on ...
by Stefan
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Make Outrun playable
Replies: 22
Views: 877

Re: Make Outrun playable

Well, looking at Enduro Racer, form the same authors, that game runs at about 20fps. OutRun is more complex, because the road lanes can change between levels. At the start, a very wide road, I can see about 9fps, on the second level (desert), narrow road, no lanes, little scenery, it can peak about...
by Stefan
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Popeye by DK Tronics - a different version?
Replies: 10
Views: 565

Re: Popeye by DK Tronics - a different version?

toot_toot wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:25 pm
David Turner programmed Galactians for DK Tronics in 83 again and then only programmed one more game - Turmoil for Bug Byte.
Hmm... and the programmer for the Amazon Systems' Popeye goes to a David with no surname... the plot thickens. ;-)
by Stefan
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Popeye by DK Tronics - a different version?
Replies: 10
Views: 565

Re: Popeye by DK Tronics - a different version?

No, that was not being either programmed or released by Dk'tronics but by Amazon Systems and Parker Games, a subsidiary of the Parker Brothers group (see here ). That's a rather strong no. In that thread Amazon Systems' Gil states: The games were complete, but were never issued, because Parker didn...
by Stefan
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Popeye by DK Tronics - a different version?
Replies: 10
Views: 565

Re: Popeye by DK Tronics - a different version?

See also the interview with Don Priestey in Crash 34 page 108 which also mentions the other version, also without details: The game had been a long time coming though, and more ads for it appeared in the twelve months previous to its release than after. Don fills in the background: 'a version of Pop...
by Stefan
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Help with permissions
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: Help with permissions

Stefan wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:29 pm
I've added a pointer from the facebook post to this thread.
@R-Tape Matt has replied that he is fine with it:
Matt Jackson Yep! Fine with that! 👍
by Stefan
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Custom fonts with the 128K BASIC editor
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Re: Custom fonts with the 128K BASIC editor

I made a custom font and managed to get it to install properly at address 64000. In 48K mode everything is great; the listing and command line display in the new font. But in 128K mode, the editor is garbage until I POKE back to the default font. What's happening? Should I put the font elsewhere if...
by Stefan
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Help with permissions
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: Help with permissions

R-Tape wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:27 pm
Ta Denis, but I'm not on Facebook so I can't read that. Does it have info about permissions? Or if Matt Jackson is in that group could they ask him if we can host the game at SC (or even better: at all free sites that use ZXDB)?
I've added a pointer from the facebook post to this thread.
by Stefan
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Preservation
Topic: uMIA : EXA-BASIC
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: uMIA : EXA-BASIC

I need to take a .scr for its ZXDB entry and am struggling to load this. I've tried loading the "BASIC CODE" from the TAP but I can't get anything sensible out of it. I'm not used to cartridges. Can anyone help? :? With Fuse, enable interface 1 [Options / Peripherals / General... ], let Fuse tell y...