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by Seven.FFF
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 214
Views: 14277

Re: Introduce yourself!

Helloooo BiNMaN :)
by Seven.FFF
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: AY sound chip: mono or stereo?
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: AY sound chip: mono or stereo?

djnzx48 wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:11 am
Heh, well this poll turned out even more skewed than the Manic Miner one did.
Were you looking for a different result?
by Seven.FFF
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Beginner's question about loading programs on ZX spectrum
Replies: 14
Views: 284

Re: Beginner's question about loading programs on ZX spectrum

Yes, I concur. I realised this just after I posted, and put in that qualification as an edit. But it's not just overscan, the v.flyback is a showstopper. Oh well.
by Seven.FFF
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Using ZX Spectrum on LCD TV or Monitor
Replies: 20
Views: 417

Re: Using ZX Spectrum on LCD TV or Monitor

ZX-HD is a good option for HDMI: https://www.bytedelight.com/?page_id=1800 If you have a 128/+2/+2A/+3 then you can get or make a RGB to SCART cable. Retro Computer Shack is a great place for trustworthy cables. Ian makes sure they have resistors inside with the correct values for the model, whereas...
by Seven.FFF
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Beginner's question about loading programs on ZX spectrum
Replies: 14
Views: 284

Re: Beginner's question about loading programs on ZX spectrum

I think it could be reconstructed, maybe even quite easily*. Richard T Russell recovered the missing chroma info from the dot crawl on monochrome recordings of unfiltered TV programs, 10 years ago using a program he wrote in BBC BASIC. Admittedly he did write the spec for BBC BASIC and worked in BBC...
by Seven.FFF
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: BBC Computer Literacy Project
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: BBC Computer Literacy Project

Yes, viewable here in the US too.

Incredibly awesome archiving project! I’ve dug out a few of these over the years, but it’s so good having it all made aacailable.
by Seven.FFF
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Anti-piracy systems...
Replies: 22
Views: 604

Re: Anti-piracy systems...

AndyC wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:01 pm
TMHT had a hideous black-on-dark-red code sheet in the middle of the manual.
A bit like a classic MrPixel LISTing!
by Seven.FFF
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next
Replies: 49
Views: 3449

Re: ZX Spectrum Next

HDMI was promised on the Kickstarter so it has (if at all possible) to be provided in some form. This seems to be the least worst possible way to achieve it for the average backer. Henrique mentioned providing an alternate core build that drops VGA and RGB, and simplifies the design to achieve bette...
by Seven.FFF
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next
Replies: 49
Views: 3449

Re: ZX Spectrum Next

It's only really small things. Try running shock demo pt 2.
by Seven.FFF
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next
Replies: 49
Views: 3449

Re: ZX Spectrum Next

Nirvana and a lot of demos work great in 128K or 48K mode. There are a couple of glitches to be worked out still but it is pretty much there. The Next mode is intended for new features and new games rather than 100% compatibility. HDMI mode is really a bunch of timing compromises for walk-in punters...