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by ZXDunny
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: Atic-Atac Isometric Version
Replies: 69
Views: 2523

Re: Atic-Atac Isometric Version

Atic Antics
by ZXDunny
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: AY emulation testing
Replies: 35
Views: 807

Re: AY emulation testing

Emulator authors (or at least Woody and I, when we were developing SpecEMU and ZXSpin) worked to the best available information at the time . That is to say, we implemented and tested what was known about the Speccy, but only what we could actually get. I'm sure we all remember RamSoft and their utt...
by ZXDunny
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: ZX Spectrum Questionnaire for an Academic Article
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: ZX Spectrum Questionnaire for an Academic Article

Actually, I think your scores are pretty much spot on, aside from HoH and Highway Encounter which are both classics. Ant Attack was indeed finicky and difficult to play; that effectively killed it for me - there's nothing like a game that has had no thought to the controls layout to put you off. Kni...
by ZXDunny
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Bug Fixed ROM
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: Bug Fixed ROM

You can check what BASin/BASinC does to the ROM if you look in the source (which should be included with each distribution). Head into ROMUtils.pas and open it with a text editor, then browse to the procedures ROMTrap and ModifyROM. There's no calculator patches in there, so the calculator bug is qu...
by ZXDunny
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Bug Fixed ROM
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: Bug Fixed ROM

Bear in mind that some games will not be compatible no matter what you do - iirc, Auf Monty for example checksums the ROM when its loaded.
by ZXDunny
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: SpecEmu-generated zx7 TAP file
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: SpecEmu-generated zx7 TAP file

Try saving a snapshot as a TZX file.
by ZXDunny
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Myla Di'Kaich
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Myla Di'Kaich

It has a very non-standard loader which is difficult to reproduce in .tzx - .pzx can handle it fine. ZXSpin's loader acceleration only works on .tzx files, so it fails on this game. FWIW, it's the only game we have found that it cannot accelerate.
by ZXDunny
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Website
Topic: Forum posts: grammar and punctuation
Replies: 27
Views: 732

Re: Forum posts: grammar and punctuation

As Ast A. Moore says, Grammar and punctuation are only there to aid in accuracy of communication. Unless you're trying to get a legal or scientific point across, it doesn't really matter very much. Fortunately for those fields that do require precise communication, their language structure and meani...
by ZXDunny
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: Atic-Atac Isometric Version
Replies: 69
Views: 2523

Re: Atic-Atac Isometric Version

I remember TomCat's HoH remake had the doors inside the rooms - it totally changed the gameplay mechanism for moving from room to room. Previously you could aim somewhat for the door, and then slide into the opening by maintaining a forward motion but not anymore. That annoyed me enough to never pla...
by ZXDunny
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: unfortunate typo in crash magazine issue#1
Replies: 22
Views: 939

Re: unfortunate typo in crash magazine issue#1

I believe it's the correct spelling. We're all so familiar with its terminology as a sexual crime, but it also means "to plunder" and if you read the sentence in that context it makes more sense. Not very PC but I guess that was in a day and age when that didn't matter as much. Yep, I think you've ...