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by Nomad
Fri May 18, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Spectrum memes
Replies: 199
Views: 11869

Re: Spectrum memes

by Nomad
Fri May 18, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Reverse engineering "Stack Light Rifle"
Replies: 14
Views: 695

Re: Reverse engineering "Stack Light Rifle"

Note: keep in mind that these devices only work with a CRT TV, due to how they work, since they are triggered by the CRT beam. I figure a lot of these devices are going to fall into obscurity for this very reason. People are not going to be able to actually use them when the final crt tubes go to t...
by Nomad
Fri May 18, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: problem with type in magazine
Replies: 11
Views: 598

Re: problem with type in magazine

With the early magazines, sure - A lot of times its just a guy with a camera taking photos of a screen. :lol: I think it took a few years for these magazines to hook up with printers that could handle the job. The goldmine is the letters section. The amount of salt/bitterness is fabulous. Programmer...
by Nomad
Thu May 17, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Using Just Basic or Liberty Basic to test a zx spectrum program
Replies: 25
Views: 1244

Re: Using Just Basic or Liberty Basic to test a zx spectrum program

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How do you mean? Like a unit test? Or prototype?
by Nomad
Thu May 17, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: problem with type in magazine
Replies: 11
Views: 598

Re: problem with type in magazine

this is the magazine in question: https://archive.org/stream/crash-magazine-48/Crash_48_Jan_1988#page/n51/mode/2up Page 52 i (painstakingly) typed in everything on the page (the one that says be a bastard) and got an error in 15. is this some sort of joke? :evil: I would be pretty astonished if a t...
by Nomad
Mon May 14, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: EightyOne control issues
Replies: 16
Views: 766

Re: EightyOne control issues

Learn something new every day, I didn't know about that spin feature. :lol: It's nice to hear others opinions on issues the wider issues around open source software are fun to go over but probably better on another topic thread :ugeek: Sorry for derailing the current topic. One of the reason I like ...
by Nomad
Mon May 14, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Dizzy II. Treasure Island Dizzy (+2A/+3 fix)
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Dizzy II. Treasure Island Dizzy (+2A/+3 fix)

I am Eggstatic about this. Nice work.
by Nomad
Mon May 14, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: EightyOne control issues
Replies: 16
Views: 766

Re: EightyOne control issues

Going to paraphrase Jamie Zawinski... Free software is only free if your time has no value. This sentence implies using free software is more effort, since it typically takes more time to make free software work properly in comparison to commercial alternatives. That's bullsh*t. In certain areas, a...
by Nomad
Mon May 14, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with K: vote
Replies: 30
Views: 1273

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with K: vote

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Ok I was a big fan of the TV show so the game was an easy sell back in the day. Lol I even had the game book that came out. :lol:
by Nomad
Mon May 14, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: EightyOne control issues
Replies: 16
Views: 766

Re: EightyOne control issues

Going to paraphrase Jamie Zawinski... Free software is only free if your time has no value. This is a good example - you got a commercial solution that solves the problem... $15.99. Think of how much time you are going to have to spend to find another solution? What would the cost of a technical bou...