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by cha05e90
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Best BASIC game?
Replies: 36
Views: 2882

Re: Best BASIC game?

Apparently I liked it so much, that I did a own loading screen for it (which is btw. muuuch nicer the the one that came with the sold version). :-) Why don't you upload it to ZX-Art ? At least I digged out my ZX Microdrive cartridge with the bugfixed version of the type-in, including my own loading...
by cha05e90
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: Retrogaming in Germany
Replies: 16
Views: 931

Re: Retrogaming in Germany

I'll put this down to both 'Commodore' and 'Schneider' being Germanic words! I mean, they can't all have this terrible taste in computing... Regarding the second one: "Schneider" is a rather common German name (like "Taylor" in the U.K, I assume). And it's the name of a (once!) well-known middlecla...
by cha05e90
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: Retrogaming in Germany
Replies: 16
Views: 931

Re: Retrogaming in Germany

Yes, Germany was "Commodore-Land". Especially where I live, 'cos the local Commodore factory was only a few kilom...er...miles away. Nevertheless the Sinclair ZX Spectrum was 2nd place quite some time and were only pushed to the 3rd place after the official release of the "Schneider CPC 464" range o...
by cha05e90
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Website
Topic: Did I miss something yesterday?
Replies: 29
Views: 2214

Re: Did I miss something yesterday?

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:06 pm
Sometimes it's really scary when I read:

Registered Users: Bing [bot], Juan F. Ramirez, Google [bot]

Then I feel like I'm alone here with those weird bots! :lol:

Registered users: cha05e90, Juan F. Ramirez


Me, too. :mrgreen:
by cha05e90
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Did you ever think you were the last Spectrum user?
Replies: 34
Views: 2000

Re: Did you ever think you were the last Spectrum user?

Ok, regarding the thread title: Yeah, I had similar thoughts as well. I started my computing career with a ZX81 (1K) in 1982 - followed by a ZX Spectrum (16K) in 1983. Me and my working class family did not have the money to invest in the "German standard 8-bit home computer": the Commodore 64 - far...
by cha05e90
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: BASIC: Find out if an Interface 1 is attached.
Replies: 13
Views: 1103

Re: BASIC: Find out if an Interface 1 is attached.

There are some more suggestions from J.G. Hartson I tested Jonathan's rather short Sinclair BASIC variant - indeed a test in the system variable area: 10 CLOSE#0:LET inf1=(PEEK 23734<>244) 20 IF inf1 THEN PRINT "ZX Interface 1 detected." If I put that in the beginning of the BASIC program it seems ...
by cha05e90
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: BASIC: Find out if an Interface 1 is attached.
Replies: 13
Views: 1103

Re: BASIC: Find out if an Interface 1 is attached.

Wow, it doesn't seem that easy to retrieve that information from your Speccy..:-) I'm still trying to make a test with pure Sinclair BASIC - maybe something from all your suggestions can be used. If that's really impossible, I'll give this or that method using some assembler a try - but that will be...
by cha05e90
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: BASIC: Find out if an Interface 1 is attached.
Replies: 13
Views: 1103

Re: BASIC: Find out if an Interface 1 is attached.

Ah, thanks for the hints. The use case is to check for a attached Interface 1 from inside a running BASIC program. So I might try (or alter...) the NMIADD stuff from Andrew. AFAIK the system variable area is different for a ZX Spectrum 48/128 with and without an Interface 1, so I thought there might...
by cha05e90
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: BASIC: Find out if an Interface 1 is attached.
Replies: 13
Views: 1103

BASIC: Find out if an Interface 1 is attached.

My rather naive idea is to PEEK some system variable(s) to find out if there's a ZX Interface 1 attached or not. Is there any reliable candidate for such a test?
by cha05e90
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: ZX BASIC: Test for 48/128k system
Replies: 12
Views: 943

Re: ZX BASIC: Test for 48/128k system

... makes it difficult to write a BASIC program which uses the extra memory and runs on all machines. Oh, yes, seems so! Up to now I can determine whether there is a silicon disk or not with: 1000 LET sys48=1: REM 48K as default, no silicon disk 1010 IF PEEK 2899=159 AND PEEK 23611=221 THEN LET sys...