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by Seven.FFF
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 27785

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion

Not yet, but there are some games in progress which will need it. Mike Dailly's raycasting engine (at least two games planned) and Kev Brady's Ice World at least. It's a possibility that Kickstarter 2 will be for 2MB machines to simplify the options and BOM, and reduce costs (particularly for the so...
by Seven.FFF
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 27785

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion

Multicolour/Nirvana only works in VGA or RGB timings at 50Hz. The reason is that HDMI or 60Hz both necessitate different video timings, and without a scanbuffer to hold and resample the picture, the timings of the Next have to be bent to have a different number of Ts per line, lines per frame, and f...
by Seven.FFF
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 27785

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion

This has happened to a few people Dave, and we’re not quite sure why. Perhaps something slightly wrong with the FAT structure of the image that SMS duplicated. Please try to reformat the SD card with the official SD Assiciation Formatter program, using the full format (not quick format) option. Then...
by Seven.FFF
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 27785

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion

Either a Base, Plus or Yours Truly already sent out, or a non-UK Accelerated not yet sent out.

Or a non-Next backer like Share The Love, or somebody who cancelled.
by Seven.FFF
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 27785

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion

Nice one PeterJ ! Mike C posted this on Facebook this morning: “Accelerated Next's anyone? Batch 3 is looking good for a pick up today! This batch starts with backer #2408 and goes through to #3331. We also have the web shop Accelerated orders in there. Again, this is UK only with a tiny exception. ...
by Seven.FFF
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 27785

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion

uglifruit wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:47 pm
My surprise treat with mine was when playing with the included software I found the 'Nextel' rolling pages demo includes a piece of my Teletext art! I am officially famous.
I’m happy to include more of your art if you’d like! What is your teletext nickname, and which one is yours?
by Seven.FFF
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 27785

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion

Email info@specnext.com Peter. The packaging was tweaked for the Accelerated by adding foam blocks to stop the Next slipping under the well which was prising keys off when it occasionally happened. Fixing the tendency for the cardboard to rip was beyond the scope and budget for now, but that insert ...
by Seven.FFF
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 27785

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion

The SMS factory has not been advised to shut down. They make all kinds of electronics including medical equipment. Regarding the lack of emails, these are coming directly from the courier. A lot have been disappearing into spam folders, and even more have been rejected by people’s email servers. It ...
by Seven.FFF
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 27785

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion

Mike C says: "Are you looking at images of people receiving their Next's and feeling down, because you're still waiting on yours? Another batch of accelerated models is due to be collected by our logistics partner tomorrow. They will then speed out into your hands. Again, this is fulfilment to UK ad...
by Seven.FFF
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Z80: What's the deal with the IN / OUT operands?
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Z80: What's the deal with the IN / OUT operands?

16-bit I/O has been in Zilog and second-source documentation from the very start. I have a very early manual which makes it crystal clear that B or A is put on the upper 8 address lines.