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by RMartins
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 128K +2 Works with divmmc but alone not
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: 128K +2 Works with divmmc but alone not

DivMMC, the regular one, starts by copying the ROM to internal DivMMC memory. I'm not sure the DivMMC Future does the same, but it probably does since it's a feature of the DivMMC OS. It could in fact be a ROM problem, but due to what I said above, I doubt it. It might be related with memory (RAM), ...
by RMartins
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Tulkk – Deliberation. Colour pixel art.
Replies: 14
Views: 605

Re: Tulkk – Deliberation. Colour pixel art.

Th lady looks nice, although the image overall looks a bit too bright, at least in parts. I love the face and hair of the "Barbarian". There are some proportion issues on the "barbarian". - The head is too small for his body, but some art freedom, can be exercised here. - There are some weird propor...
by RMartins
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: New loading screens by Andy Green
Replies: 149
Views: 14426

Re: New loading screens by Andy Green

Not trying to be overly critical, but there are some stuff that jump out has not great at first sight. The soldier on the right, has the lighting reversed (highlight from the right side) on his face and neck, when compared with the rest of the screen or even the original artwork. The nose of the mai...
by RMartins
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Cavern Fighter speed POKE
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Cavern Fighter speed POKE

Can we have a section for POKES. ?

Wasn't there an integration with some other website to provide game pokes?
by RMartins
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: [insert game name here] would have been great if only you could....
Replies: 13
Views: 658

Re: [insert game name here] would have been great if only you could....

Mike Davies wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:51 pm
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Elite would have been great if only you could get past Lenslok. :-D
As far as I remember I have a tape of Elite (somewhere) without Lenslock.
by RMartins
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: Retron 77
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Retron 77

Here is a review
by RMartins
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Which games really pushed the Speccy?
Replies: 57
Views: 2443

Re: Which games really pushed the Speccy?

Since no one mentioned it yet, Renegade was a real game changer for fighting games. And I'm not sure if anyone mentioned it yet, but Elite was also a breakthrough due to the depthness and sense of infinite space it provided. Commando and R-Type, which were already mentioned, also brought a new level...
by RMartins
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Which games really pushed the Speccy?
Replies: 57
Views: 2443

Re: Which games really pushed the Speccy?

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=18910

Space Harrier really pushed the ZX Spectrum screen fill rate, and it was very faithfull to the Arcade version.
by RMartins
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Good fire animations
Replies: 14
Views: 768

Re: Good fire animations

it would be nice to see the animation frames, somewhere, in a PNG (all frames) or animated GIF. Some of the references, we can only see a blurry video. Games like "Balachor's Revenge", and others, which are hard to get to the place where the animation is, can't be seen with the attention they deserve.
by RMartins
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: Disk drives
Replies: 24
Views: 971

Re: Disk drives

Alternatively, you can use something like my NOXROM Cartridge, with either 128K, 256K or 512K of ROM, addressable in 16KB blocks. https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=241 But this is specific to ZX Spectrum, and requires a ROM interface, like "ZX Interface 2", "RAM Turbo", "Ke...