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by RMartins
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Gray color, a second after power up
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Gray color, a second after power up

Thanks So from that source When used with PAL, the colour subcarrier is 4.43361875 MHz ... That's exactly the frequency of the crystal used for generating the PAL output (4.4336MHZ) on the Spectrum. So I'll try to measure if that's what I'm getting, although is not very easy to measure since it's no...
by RMartins
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Gray color, a second after power up
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Gray color, a second after power up

Obvious first “stupid” question, does your display work okay with other ZX Spectrums of the same type? Yes Which issue board does your colour shy ZX Spectrum have? Issue 3 And I presume you have looked at the video signal with an oscilloscope? Correct. So have you checked the frequency that the col...
by RMartins
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Gray color, a second after power up
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Gray color, a second after power up

Hi, guys Long time no see. Life has kept me busy with other stuff. I'm working on reviving another ZX48, which is already working, after a few required fixes (Power transistor, damaged high memory chip, etc ...). But it still has this strange glitch, where it loses color after a second of power on. ...
by RMartins
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 128K +2 Works with divmmc but alone not
Replies: 2
Views: 189

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: 786

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: 156
Views: 16074

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: 294

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: 768

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: 380

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: 2817

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...