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by Uto
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with B: vote
Replies: 28
Views: 422

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with B: vote

I voted Bomb Jack, one of the best arcade game conversions for the Speccy. There are many good titles in the list though, I could have voted others but I had to choose one :-)
by Uto
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Poll: Atic Atac or Sabre Wulf?
Replies: 14
Views: 321

Re: Poll: Atic Atac or Sabre Wulf?

I consider Atic Atac best ZX Spectrum solo game, so I didn't hesitate a bit when choosing my option.

Sabre Wulf is a nice game too, but you can't compare teh ambience of a jungle with that of a haunted house.
by Uto
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Have you ever completed a text adventure?
Replies: 34
Views: 620

Re: Have you ever completed a text adventure?

Speaking of menu driven games I recall there is also Spanish game called Aventura Espacial which seems to have some nice menu system: http://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/pub/sinclair/screens/in-game/a/AventuraEspacialLa.gif Due to my non existing Spanish language skill I am not able to play it but it se...
by Uto
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Spectaculator takes ages to start
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Spectaculator takes ages to start

Just after writing that post I've thought it may be the antivirus, and I was right. It seems Windows Defender takes longer to check Spectaculator than any other executable file, so I've added it to exclusions and now it starts fast again.
by Uto
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Spectaculator takes ages to start
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Spectaculator takes ages to start

Hi,

Since recently I've notice Spectaculator (8.0.0.3092) takes ages to start, then works fine. Is anyone else suffering this issue and/or knows how to fix it? Maybe it's Windows 10 related, I don't know.
by Uto
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Your favourite classic Spanish game
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: Your favourite classic Spanish game

Andre Leao wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:56 pm
The sword of Ianna
Not yet a classic AFAIK, but IMO best spanish game ever.
by Uto
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Your favourite classic Spanish game
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: Your favourite classic Spanish game

Ole toro?

Nah, just kidding :lol:

For me, being also spanish native, it's difficult to choose among them all, but if I have to stick to one I'd choose Saimazoom: simple game, not a complicated plot, and not hard in excess, three ingredients of a playable and plenty of fun game.
by Uto
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Who..err...what did you cheat on your Spectrum with back in the day?
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Who..err...what did you cheat on your Spectrum with back in the day?

Which other 8 bit computers, either because you owned them or cause a friend had them did you play a lot with, letting down your Spectrum for a while? I had a Spectrum, and it was my "first love", but I also had a friend who had an Amstrad CPC and I played a lot in that CPC464. I vaguely used also a...
by Uto
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Using DivIDE/MMC for new games
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Using DivIDE/MMC for new games

I belive having extra storage does not only allow developers to have more levels in their games without the pain of loading them, or more languages, what is definitively good, but also to make each level look different by replacing resources (different sprites, colors, etc.) or very different (using...
by Uto
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Using DivIDE/MMC for new games
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Using DivIDE/MMC for new games

Hi All, After playing the incredible Sword of Ianna you realize using additional and fast storage options can improve games a lot. I had been thinking a lot on that, cause although the Spectrum got a disk unit in the +3, it never become a mainstream device, as the C64 disk unit become in the US. The...