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by 1024MAK
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: zx-diagnostics v0.36 - beta testers wanted!
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: zx-diagnostics v0.36 - beta testers wanted!

You'll need to have a Diagnostic board - yep, check! Retroleum SMART card - yep, check! ZXC3/ZXC4 cartridge - yep, check! Dandanator! Mini - yep, check (although I have no idea where I have put it :roll: ) a good old fashioned EPROM blower - yep, check! Oh, and preferably one or more broken machine...
by 1024MAK
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Design/Ideas
Topic: Should every new game be released with an infy lives option?
Replies: 22
Views: 449

Re: Should every new game be released with an infy lives option?

We have less time for Speccy games these days, and a google times more distractions. Most people play in an emulator with snapshots, hacking is easier than ever, and POKEs usually appear within a few days of release. Is it even worth trying to design a game around a limited number of lives anymore?...
by 1024MAK
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Christmas wrapping
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Christmas wrapping

Thanks for the link 8-) That indeed is one of the better Christmas tunes. TBO, by the time Christmas Day arrives, I'm a bit fed up with most of the Christmas music tracks, because they get played to death. And now it's the same every year. Am I getting too old now? Converting that to a bleeper tune ...
by 1024MAK
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Graph Paper
Replies: 21
Views: 418

Re: Graph Paper

In the past when I have used graph paper to design UDG and graphics, at first I always manually calculated the decimal value to enter into the Spectrum. Soon after, I started to use a scientific calculator that has binary, hexadecimal and of course decimal modes. Much easier ;) Now I have an iPad ap...
by 1024MAK
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Forum ranks poll
Replies: 55
Views: 1194

Re: Forum ranks poll

Not trying to draw parallels to anything. My comments just reflect my own experiences of how, sometimes, events don't go the way that is expected. And for the record, I'm just watching, as I already voted weeks ago. Anyway, since you posted that it's currently a draw, there has been another vote :D ...
by 1024MAK
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Forum ranks poll
Replies: 55
Views: 1194

Re: Forum ranks poll

Aaaaaannnnnnndddddd, it's a draw. One more week to break this infernal deadlock - poll ends 12.00 UTC Friday 8th December. Ahh! The wonderful world of community democracy :lol: Admins make a decision and divide the community, and those who are upset shout out at the Admins because they are wrong. S...
by 1024MAK
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Website
Topic: Forum ranks poll
Replies: 55
Views: 1194

Re: Forum ranks poll

Ast A. Moore wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:01 am
Anybody know of a hack to manipulate poll results? Asking for a friend.
Skynet...
by 1024MAK
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Website
Topic: Forum ranks poll
Replies: 55
Views: 1194

Re: Forum ranks poll

This road appears to be full of pot holes and bumps. Maybe it's a track way and not a road??? :roll: :lol:

Mark
by 1024MAK
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Register Addressing Modes
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Register Addressing Modes

To be fair, 6502 programming books make a big deal about addressing MODEs, but Z80 books, not so much. I think partly due to the different mnemonics that are used.

In summary, as with most things, there are as many "standards" as there are CPUs!
Have a read of the Wikipedia page!

Mark
by 1024MAK
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Forum ranks poll
Replies: 55
Views: 1194

Re: Forum ranks poll

Maybe we should consider a completely different system. Maybe one based on how useful each persons introduction post is? Or failing that, how many letters (characters) long their post is...

Mark