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by Joefish
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX Vega+ Discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 9886

Re: ZX Vega+ Discussion

Not really a write-up, but it was fairly easy. I picked the DS Lite because with the models after that (DSi, XL, 3DS etc.) they (a) started to have firmware that would update, try and counter the cards, and lock you out of the on-line games store and (b) they dropped the GBA cartridge slot off the b...
by Joefish
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Showcase your work!
Topic: "Go-Go BunnyGun", first screen grabs.
Replies: 43
Views: 3126

Re: "Go-Go BunnyGun", first screen grabs.

Done a bit more bunnycoding. Looks like it'll be all too easy to drop down to four frames where there's a lot going-on on-screen. I've added some code to draw wall-like obstructions like rock spikes sticking out from the top and bottom of the screen, a bit like what you see in DELTA on the C64. Thes...
by Joefish
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX Vega+ Discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 9886

Re: ZX Vega+ Discussion

I just set myself up with a DS Lite and ZXDS. Really impressive, Mr Rak.
Haven't quite figured out what all the options do, but I love the keyboard on the touch screen.
The card's not going anywhere near my 3DS XL though.
by Joefish
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with Y: discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 560

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with Y: discussion

I know what you mean... as exciting as Charlton's Match Phishing, for example! :mrgreen: Has this been submitted to the CGC yet? A tense, multi-choice dialogue based game in which you phone up J.R. Hartley and try and get him to hand over his bank details... (Although on 'Easy' level you just have ...
by Joefish
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with Y: discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 560

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with Y: discussion

The line up is so bad, I genuinely think YS Capers stands a chance.
Or is 1990 the cut-off?
by Joefish
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The year of the pig
Replies: 14
Views: 399

Re: The year of the pig

I always thought that was some sort of Griffin. I guess I just didn't get the Flying Pig or Pink Floyd reference at the time - not that theirs actually had wings anyway.
by Joefish
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The year of the pig
Replies: 14
Views: 399

Re: The year of the pig

This is the Piggy I remember, from the Spectrum Computing tape-magazine: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/SCRtoImage.php?SCR=pub/sinclair/screens/load/p/scr/Piggy.scr https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/pub/sinclair/screens/in-game/p/Piggy.gif A mix of Mr. Do and Boulderdash . It looks simple but it's qu...
by Joefish
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with W: tiebreaker vote
Replies: 73
Views: 1939

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with W: tiebreaker vote

For those who still haven't voted, take into account that there are many celebrities that used to do karate: Bruce Lee, Jean-Claude Van Damne, Chuck Norris, Mr. Miyagi, ... whereas I don't know any celebrity who travelled to a secret valley where time stopped. Do you know anyone? Doug McClure, all ...
by Joefish
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with W: tiebreaker vote
Replies: 73
Views: 1939

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with W: tiebreaker vote

In a tie-break situation, shouldn't it go to whichever came out first? :D
by Joefish
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 16:9 aspect ratio
Replies: 11
Views: 796

Re: 16:9 aspect ratio

It would be fun if a suitable FPGA device could be configured to use two normal ZX Spectrum screen areas side by side. So say the default “normal” screen on the left side of a widescreen video display and say, the 128k machines second screen area on the right hand side of the widescreen video displ...