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by Pobulous
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Basic VAL function
Replies: 18
Views: 468

Re: Basic VAL function

I liked the trick of putting all the numbers in as zero and poking the correct values into the 5 bytes so you'd end up with loader programs like: 10 CLEAR 0: POKE 0,0: LOAD "" CODE: RANDOMIZE USR 0 You would still save some memory on the larger numbers, plus it would add some simple obfuscation. Als...
by Pobulous
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with G: discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 1265

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

Should G-Force be included?

Apparently it was initially called Tempest, but there's no cassette inlay of it called that.
by Pobulous
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Games with notable maps
Replies: 17
Views: 770

Re: Games with notable maps

Nonterraqueous had a huge map with very few differences between rooms https://maps.speccy.cz/map.php?id=Nonterraqueous1

Tantalus and Terminus were fantastically detailed for such large maps.
by Pobulous
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Game art copied from elsewhere
Replies: 183
Views: 6255

Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

Agent X loading screen
Image
copied from:
Turbo Esprit loading screen
Image
by Pobulous
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Game art copied from elsewhere
Replies: 183
Views: 6255

Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

Issue with the images is to do with HPKP pinning. An error occurred during a connection to vgy.me. The server uses key pinning (HPKP) but no trusted certificate chain could be constructed that matches the pinset. Key pinning violations cannot be overridden. Error code: MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_KEY_PINNING...
by Pobulous
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Have you ever completed a text adventure?
Replies: 36
Views: 1421

Re: Have you ever completed a text adventure?

These I completed on my own: Quest for the Golden Eggcup - I even managed to find a shortcut of using the prison as a container to hold objects. Kobyashi Naru - although I never realised until just now that it had a sequel - that's my Christmas sorted. I could never get anywhere with Venom by the sa...
by Pobulous
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The 'familiars'
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: The 'familiars'

You can't possibly be suggesting that Rick Dangerous is an improvement on Chuckie Egg?
They're not really similar games, and Chuckie Egg is waaaay more playable. :D
by Pobulous
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Spectrum screen layout
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: Spectrum screen layout

I thought the main reason for splitting it into 3 sections was for ease of addressing characters. So once you have the address of the top line of a char, then just increase the MSB to move down to the next line. ie, if DE register pair points at the top line of char on screen, then just: INC D to mo...