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by Joefish
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: New Game: ROVR
Replies: 18
Views: 693

Re: New Game: ROVR

The look of the levels is great, but a shame there isn't a way of generating the levels from chunks or templates, so that memory is not wasted coding repeated features. Maybe if there was a way of designing a handful of rooms that could be used as 'templates', then for further room design you pick a...
by Joefish
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Friday Cryptic Picture Quiz
Replies: 29
Views: 242

Re: Friday Cryptic Picture Quiz

Well, never heard of the last two, and he'd be a 'Taff' not 'Taffy'.
by Joefish
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Friday Cryptic Picture Quiz
Replies: 29
Views: 242

Re: Friday Cryptic Picture Quiz

It's taken me all day to realise that it's a Welsh flag printed across his screwed-up face so perhaps he's meant to be dressed as a daffodil, despite a daffodil looking nothing like the head-dress he's wearing. The picture is a bit too small to figure all that out. But even then I don't see how anyt...
by Joefish
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Friday Cryptic Picture Quiz
Replies: 29
Views: 242

Re: Friday Cryptic Picture Quiz

9. Rambo :D
by Joefish
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: Your top 5 arcade games
Replies: 18
Views: 424

Re: Your top 5 arcade games

1. Space Harrier - just awesome to look at and play, and the original moving seat. 2. Star Wars - the original sit-in cabinet with all the voice samples. 3. R-Type - big and bold colourful sprites, great weapons and amazing bosses. 4. Time Pilot - pure, intensely addictive shooting gameplay. 5. Ridg...
by Joefish
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: Crap Game: Snake but the only instruction is LD
Replies: 27
Views: 882

Re: Crap Game: Snake but the only instruction is LD

It's cheating, loading a screen like that. It should load a block of LDs that then draw the screen! :lol:
by Joefish
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: How to erase without flicker?
Replies: 18
Views: 592

Re: How to erase without flicker?

Yep, you can also use arrays to store how the tank looks going in different directions. But remember that a string is already an array (of characters). So if you want an array with 2 different 'looks', 2 rows of UDGs, and each one 4 characters long, that's a 2x2x4 3-dimensional array.
by Joefish
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Advice on the sweet setup for programming on the Speccy.
Replies: 17
Views: 533

Re: Advice on the sweet setup for programming on the Speccy.

My advice, and this is from experience, is not to touch White Lightning , as trying to program anything in Forth will drive you mad. Laser Basic has all the same features. But I genuinely think my CharAde engine is better and more attuned to games. Laser Basic lets you do things like pixel scroll mu...
by Joefish
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Advice on the sweet setup for programming on the Speccy.
Replies: 17
Views: 533

Re: Advice on the sweet setup for programming on the Speccy.

For Sinclair Basic, BasinC:http://arda.kisafilm.org/blog/?page_id=848&lang=en plus CharAde:http://www.railtron.com/files/spectrum/ A next move can be Boriel Basic: zxbasic.net which lets you play with asm snippets BTW @Joefish would it be too much work to make CharAde compatible with Boriel Basic ?...
by Joefish
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: Z80 interrupt sequence
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Z80 interrupt sequence

No. But if you did: EI HALT then 'Yes'. But that's being pedantic. You can do the EI at the very end of your ISR to re-enable the next interrupt. Most people write like this. (If you do HALT with interrupts disabled then you lock up the machine!) So if your ISR always does EI then RET at the end, th...