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by Magnus
Wed Feb 09, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Sales/Commercial
Topic: Cosmic Space Attack 48K - Free Demo
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: Cosmic Space Attack 48K - Free Demo

Great work! Looks like a more polished version of Arcadia (a game I loved back in the day). I agree with [mention]StanVanman[/mention] that you want get back into the game faster after a hit though.
by Magnus
Thu Jan 06, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Z80 Block Flags Test for the "recently" discovered behavior of the block instructions of the Z80 CPU
Replies: 25
Views: 2684

Re: Z80 Block Flags Test for the "recently" discovered behavior of the block instructions of the Z80 CPU

ZjoyKiLer wrote: Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:49 pm Thanks for validating the results on real hardware. Will you add support for this to your emulator?
It is done :). Thanks for the information about this behaviour.
by Magnus
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Z80 Block Flags Test for the "recently" discovered behavior of the block instructions of the Z80 CPU
Replies: 25
Views: 2684

Re: Z80 Block Flags Test for the "recently" discovered behavior of the block instructions of the Z80 CPU

Hi!

Strangely, I get this result on my Spectrum+ issue 3B with the SGS Z8400AB1 Z80.

Image.

Maybe this is just a problem with my machine...

Edit: Sorry, my bad. Didn't realize that I needed a Kempston interface connected. Works now!
by Magnus
Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Controller profiles
Replies: 35
Views: 1280

Re: Controller profiles

Or this may help: ZEsarUX shows this under: F5 Menu / Settings / Hardware / Real Joystick Support / Joystick information when I press Joystick to "Direction Left" (Joystick on Port 1): https://i.postimg.cc/W12HhPhC/2021-12-05-16-41-01-ZEsar-UX-10-0.png Interesting. The values I check for ...
by Magnus
Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Controller profiles
Replies: 35
Views: 1280

Re: Controller profiles

Sadly only the fire-Keys work, no direction-controls: Only Kempston-Button on Port 1 and Only SPACE as Button on Port 2. Strange that the buttons work but not the directional controls. Maybe ATARI style joysticks are detected in some other way than USB controller d-pads? I'll see if I can find some...
by Magnus
Sun Dec 05, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Controller profiles
Replies: 35
Views: 1280

Re: Controller profiles

Here is a test version of SoftSpectrum 48 which handles dual joysticks (tested with a PS3 and a PS4 controller). [mention]Luzie[/mention], can you give this a try with your joystick adapter? This is just a quick test so only one of the joysticks is configurable - the other is hard coded to Kempston....
by Magnus
Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Controller profiles
Replies: 35
Views: 1280

Re: Controller profiles

Edit: There may be a problem with the dual joystick adapter - I'm not sure how Windows handles that. Seems it´s handled as if I connect two single port adapters: https://i.postimg.cc/cCRWZvZK/2021-12-04-19-41-36-1-Controller-profiles-Page-3-Spectrum-Computing-Forums.pngg Yes, that looks promising!
by Magnus
Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Controller profiles
Replies: 35
Views: 1280

Re: Controller profiles

Is there a way to select a joystick if multiple USB-Joysticks are connected to the PC? Currently I assume that there is only one joystick present, but I can identify all connected controllers, so it should be fairly easy to allow a choice of which joystick to use. Ideally both should work at the sa...
by Magnus
Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Controller profiles
Replies: 35
Views: 1280

Re: Controller profiles

Is there a way to select a joystick if multiple USB-Joysticks are connected to the PC? Currently I assume that there is only one joystick present, but I can identify all connected controllers, so it should be fairly easy to allow a choice of which joystick to use. Ideally both should work at the sa...
by Magnus
Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Controller profiles
Replies: 35
Views: 1280

Re: Controller profiles

Mpk wrote: Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:36 pm Works great! Thanks!

I would suggest to allow mapping for the dpad for games that have weird controls, but this is pretty slick.
Glad to hear that :). Yes, I might as well add mapping individual keys to the d-pad.
by Magnus
Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Controller profiles
Replies: 35
Views: 1280

Re: Controller profiles

The d-pad works as Kempston, I just would Iike to be able to map it to send q,a,o,p instead. Playstation will be the same. Here is a test version of my emulator with the possibility to choose from Kempston, QAOP, WASD and 5678 d-pad. https://softspectrum48.weebly.com/uploads/6/6/7/5/66753101/softsp...
by Magnus
Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Controller profiles
Replies: 35
Views: 1280

Re: Controller profiles

Mpk wrote: Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:12 am The d-pad works as Kempston, I just would Iike to be able to map it to send q,a,o,p instead. Playstation will be the same.
That should be easy to fix, I just never thought of it. I'll have a look at it over the weekend.
by Magnus
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Controller profiles
Replies: 35
Views: 1280

Re: Controller profiles

Pobulous wrote: Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:24 am The D-Pad worked fine for me, but an option to use the analog stick, and to map the directions to keyboard keys would be useful for games that don't support Kempston.
Thanks, good suggestions! I'll see what I can do.
by Magnus
Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Controller profiles
Replies: 35
Views: 1280

Re: Controller profiles

Sort of? The buttons map, but not the d-pad. So I can map the buttons, and either a) Select keyboard controls in game and not be able to move or b) Select Kempston and walk about, but the buttons don't work I'm testing with Solomon's Key specifically, which I guess disables keyboard if you're playi...
by Magnus
Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Controller profiles
Replies: 35
Views: 1280

Re: Controller profiles

I don't actually know if my emulator works with an xbox controller as I have only tested it with a USB connected PS4 controller. However, there is some possibility to map the joystick buttons and save this in a settings file (*.ssp) with the same name and in the same folder as a tape or snapshot fil...
by Magnus
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: New game: Castle of Dr Game
Replies: 10
Views: 8367

Re: New game: Castle of Dr Game

I absolutely love the graphics and the atmosphere of this game. Looking forward to exploring this further!
by Magnus
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Testing emulators with ZX X-MAS '19 Demo
Replies: 39
Views: 20328

Re: Testing emulators with ZX X-MAS '19 Demo

I'll have to do some debugging to see what happens. Checked the latest version of the emulator, still, in the ULA + mode, some problems are present, in a couple of other demonstrations. Thanks! I've had a look at the ULAp256b demo, and the problem is that the demo repeatedly activates the ULAplus p...
by Magnus
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Testing emulators with ZX X-MAS '19 Demo
Replies: 39
Views: 20328

Re: Testing emulators with ZX X-MAS '19 Demo

Where did you find this information? All I have found is that port FF3B returns the last colour written to the palette. I guessed from this: "Reading from port FF3B returns the last data byte written to the currently selected register. This can be used to read back the current palette or deter...
by Magnus
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Testing emulators with ZX X-MAS '19 Demo
Replies: 39
Views: 20328

Re: Testing emulators with ZX X-MAS '19 Demo

Thanks for the topic. I also have found and fixed a bug in my emulator related to ULAplus. The bug is incorrect realization of port #FF3B reading (due to fuzzy specification of ULAplus) - seems like it returns either color of the last color register or last ULAplus mode, depending on the last value...
by Magnus
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Testing emulators with ZX X-MAS '19 Demo
Replies: 39
Views: 20328

Re: Testing emulators with ZX X-MAS '19 Demo

I've found what caused the problem with my emulator. The program detects the presence of ULAplus by reading port FF3B, which when ULAplus is active will return the colour value that was last written to the palette. The odd thing with this demo is that the port is read before anything has actually be...
by Magnus
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Testing emulators with ZX X-MAS '19 Demo
Replies: 39
Views: 20328

Re: Testing emulators with ZX X-MAS '19 Demo

Thank you @Magnus, As an emulator develoer, does this sort of testing help out? Yes, very much! I'm always looking for problems :). Seriously, it is great help because I tend to test the same things over and over, and am not aware of every "difficult" program out there, so it is much appr...
by Magnus
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Testing emulators with ZX X-MAS '19 Demo
Replies: 39
Views: 20328

Re: Testing emulators with ZX X-MAS '19 Demo

SoftSpectrum 48 does actually load the demo (it takes a while though, because it will only activate flash load when the ROM loader is used). A bigger problem is that the screen turns black as soon as the ULAplus palette is activated. Turning of ULAplus shows the screen again. I'll have to do some de...
by Magnus
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Showcase your work!
Topic: ZXBrowser 0.7.1
Replies: 10
Views: 8102

Re: ZXBrowser 0.7.1

area51bis wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:01 pm
area51bis wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:32 pm Thanks, I'll check it.
https://github.com/area51bis/zxbrowser- ... tag/v0.7.2

Try now.
Yes, now it works, thank you!
by Magnus
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Showcase your work!
Topic: ZXBrowser 0.7.1
Replies: 10
Views: 8102

Re: ZXBrowser 0.7.1

This is great! One small issue I found was that when the path to the emulator contains a space, the "Open with..." command doesn't work (in Windows 10).
by Magnus
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Showcase your work!
Topic: ZXBrowser
Replies: 16
Views: 13266

Re: ZXBrowser

Now I noticed that it works fine when I right-click and select "Download". It is when I double click a file, that the progress bar gets stuck. This is the bug I know when (default) emulator is not configured properly. Maybe there is another one. I'll check it. Yes, you are right! I didn't...