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by Joefish
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: ZX Recoloring project
Replies: 79
Views: 1890

Re: ZX Recoloring project

Why not use the pattern-matching algorithm to search for the sprite data in a memory snapshot and present it for editing, then use a Spectrum-256 like approach to present it in-game? I am not really familiar the details of with Spec256 approach. I mean, I know that it emulates a sort of "shadow gra...
by Joefish
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: ZX Recoloring project
Replies: 79
Views: 1890

Re: ZX Recoloring project

Why not use the pattern-matching algorithm to search for the sprite data in a memory snapshot and present it for editing, then use a Spectrum-256 like approach to present it in-game?
by Joefish
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: ZX Recoloring project
Replies: 79
Views: 1890

Re: ZX Recoloring project

You need an emulator that reads and writes memory using shadow RAM images. When a memory read is performed, you read from three extra copies of the 64k that's paged in - and store them in shadow registers. When writing, you either write just the 8 bits you read from main memory (in the case of a ge...
by Joefish
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Imagine: discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 397

Re: The best Speccy game by Imagine: discussion

Seems a bit weird to me too to list the original company releases alongside Ocean's arcade conversions that just re-used a label they found in a skip... :lol:
by Joefish
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best PC program for sprite animation
Replies: 14
Views: 1577

Re: Best PC program for sprite animation

Bedazzle wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:02 am
Is there some version available to public?
See new thread:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1647
by Joefish
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: BunnyGun Portable Sprite Editor for ZXDS
Replies: 0
Views: 123

BunnyGun Portable Sprite Editor for ZXDS

This is my "BunnyGun Portable Sprite Editor for ZXDS". It's a sprite editor that runs on a 48K Spectrum but it's designed to work with the multiple button-presses you can do on a Nintendo DS running the ZXDS emulator. The purpose is to allow me to work on sprites while travelling away from home. It'...
by Joefish
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Easy way to put games on real tapes
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: Easy way to put games on real tapes

I just get stuff onto the Spectrum with a Flash / SD interface and SAVE to tape from that.
May not be up to 'mastering' quality though...
by Joefish
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best PC program for sprite animation
Replies: 14
Views: 1577

Re: Best PC program for sprite animation

I'll see if I can knock up some instructions and present something before I go on holiday. The basic version does up to 24x24 pixel sprites with regular attributes, and stores up to 255 of them. You can now play animations (if they're in order) and also place multiple (animating) sprites on an 'Arra...
by Joefish
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best PC program for sprite animation
Replies: 14
Views: 1577

Re: Best PC program for sprite animation

I've just realised I can't happily go on holiday now until my ZXDS Sprite Editor can (a) play animations and (b) do 8x2 multicolour... Oh bugger.... :mrgreen: OK, it can do both of those now. Anyone interested in trying it out themselves? Do your sprite design on the train... Although you'd manuall...
by Joefish
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: My new game - CSSCGC 2018 entry
Replies: 40
Views: 3534

Re: My new game - CSSCGC 2018 entry

CSS? Ooh, get you, with your fancy standardised protocols! :lol: