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by PaulJ
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Spectrum Show Episode 80
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: The Spectrum Show Episode 80

zedex82 wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:23 am
I have never watched any of these before, but I have just subscribed and will start from the first episode.
The first series is a bit... pants.. and very much work in progress. It does improve over time :-)
by PaulJ
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Spectrum Show Episode 80
Replies: 8
Views: 367

The Spectrum Show Episode 80

The last episode on this series is now live to enjoy.
Lot's of ransom things thrown together for the end of series special.

https://youtu.be/bd3QfBm7KTk
by PaulJ
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: New Game: ROVR
Replies: 18
Views: 1238

Re: New Game: ROVR

Sorry Paul, I saved the comment as a draft and then I forgot to clean it of some HTML code it produces when you do that. Now the link should be reachable. Congratulations again on your game; I really liked the "forced perspective" view; I thought about implementing it in the new version of Apulija-...
by PaulJ
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: New Game: ROVR
Replies: 18
Views: 1238

Re: New Game: ROVR

It's AGD.. so a bit limited. It would be nice to get AGD to use 128k paged memory for extra rooms though... that would produce some excellent (and longer games). You do not need that to be done from within AGD if you put the machine in USR0 mode and recall the level data from memory banks when need...
by PaulJ
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: First and final: Ocean Software
Replies: 19
Views: 1040

Re: First and final: Ocean Software

I know that Orbiter (Silversoft) was written before the Spectrum was commercially available. The author Andrew Glaister wrote it out on paper first, and when he got the machine, he quickly typed it all in and released it. Maybe a contender? The first magazine reviews for Orbiter were in early 1983,...
by PaulJ
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: First and final: Ocean Software
Replies: 19
Views: 1040

Re: First and final: Ocean Software

I know that Orbiter (Silversoft) was written before the Spectrum was commercially available. The author Andrew Glaister wrote it out on paper first, and when he got the machine, he quickly typed it all in and released it. Maybe a contender?
by PaulJ
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: Your top 5 arcade games
Replies: 23
Views: 1441

Re: Your top 5 arcade games

So many classics, and I'm one for the old 80s stuff...
Based on the first machines I always go for at retro events..

Gyrus
Tempest
Phoenix
June First
Star Wars
by PaulJ
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Revival 2018 ZX Spectrum Next Talks
Replies: 9
Views: 794

Re: Revival 2018 ZX Spectrum Next Talks

It was a good 50 minutes, but time restraints meant follow-up questions could not be squeezed in (to make a more conversation style talk), and I had another 4 or 5 questions to ask. We could have easily done a 2 hour one, and having chatted to Jim, Rich and Simon the previous day, there was so much ...
by PaulJ
Sat May 26, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Spectrum Show Episode 73
Replies: 0
Views: 209

The Spectrum Show Episode 73

New episode now live.
It's got a Sam Coupe in it!

by PaulJ
Tue May 22, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Video: A quick unboxing and look at Retro Radionics Omni Desktop 128k
Replies: 7
Views: 1392

Re: Video: A quick unboxing and look at Retro Radionics Omni Desktop 128k

adonet wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 10:29 am
The youtube video seems to be offline
There is a review of the laptop version of this (same as the desktop but with a screen) on my Youtube chanel in episode 71.