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by MonkZy
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Design/Ideas
Topic: Minigames within games
Replies: 28
Views: 1026

Re: Minigames within games

Contrary to my original post, if we stick with defusing, decoding, lock picking and the like, which games have done this particularly well in your opinion? I like Rasterscan . The Pickford Bros were not happy with the game at all, but I beg to differ. The lock picking puzzles in this game are quite...
by MonkZy
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Magpi#67 Spectrum pi build questions
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: Magpi#67 Spectrum pi build questions

Welcome to the Forum! I have made this interface for use with ZX Baremulator. With ZXB it is awesome. I cannot rate it high enough. Low lag and a very authentic experience, exactly like using an original ZX Spectrum. The interface works with ZX Spectrums up to the Grey +2. There's a part the guide t...
by MonkZy
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Town centre shop chains that once sold Speccy games, are dying
Replies: 17
Views: 793

Re: Town centre shop chains that once sold Speccy games, are dying

Oooh, Asda has only become a nationwide establishment from two decades ago (like Morrison's). Not had any in my locality until the Noughties. The idea of them having ZX Spectrums or even anything ZX Spectrum related, sounds like sheer fiction to me. My Nan lived in Gosport and they had an Asda in t...
by MonkZy
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 going live tomorrow Aug 11th 2020 9pm BST
Replies: 38
Views: 2231

Re: Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 going live tomorrow Aug 11th 2020 9pm BST

I have pledged for a plus. It was £50 more than I expected which hurts a little, but I am happy I made a good decision. It was only a week or so ago I watched fools spending over £800 on these on eBay.
by MonkZy
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 going live tomorrow Aug 11th 2020 9pm BST
Replies: 38
Views: 2231

Re: Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 going live tomorrow Aug 11th 2020 9pm BST

PeteProdge wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:02 pm
£280? Ouch!
That ship has already sailed...300 quid now.
by MonkZy
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: ZXBaremulator 3.2
Replies: 118
Views: 8318

Re: ZXBaremulator 3.2

TMD2003 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:34 am
I also have some 2 GB SD cards sitting idle - would they be OK to run ZXBaremulator from?
2 GB is fine for ZX Baremulator.
by MonkZy
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: ZX ULAX emulator
Replies: 157
Views: 16097

Re: ZX ULAX emulator

Batty looks great! Just enough colour to lift the sprites/score off of the background.
by MonkZy
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: ZX Next/TBBlue Clone
Replies: 0
Views: 272

ZX Next/TBBlue Clone

I spotted this on twitter :


I thought it was interesting so I am passing it on. Three PCB manufacturers are in the thread, offering their services. I guess these PCB companies run bots searching for words like 'prototype' to find customers.
by MonkZy
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: The IY register and the Spectrum ROM
Replies: 2
Views: 315

The IY register and the Spectrum ROM

I have been looking at the ROM disassembly and noticed the routines reference system variables using the IY register. IY is set to 23610 and system vars are read using an offset to IY. This is useful for loading a system variable into registers other than A, as LD r,(IY+N) can be used on all the reg...
by MonkZy
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: ZXBaremulator 3.2
Replies: 118
Views: 8318

Re: ZXBaremulator 3.2

Here are some pics below. Always love seeing projects like this. The recreated works great with zx baremulator and I agree it is best used with the pi externally to save chopping the case. I have my Pi attached on the back of the monitor on a harness, so you cannot see it. Your case will look ace.