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by beanz
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion
Replies: 188
Views: 11457

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion

Still probably 3 or 4 months out to actually getting it, first they have to make the keyboards/cases, then on the slow boat and customs...that's 5-6 weeks, then they have to assemble and test etc.
by beanz
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: Alan Turing to appear on new £50 note
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Alan Turing to appear on new £50 note

PROSM wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:51 pm
Hey Bank of England, still waiting for a Clive Sinclair 50p coin... :D
Bank of England: "It will ship in 28 days"
by beanz
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Imagine: vote
Replies: 26
Views: 914

Re: The best Speccy game by Imagine: vote

Stonkers, I don't consider the "later" games really Imagine. Imagine in name only.
by beanz
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Ultimate: discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 1216

Re: The best Speccy game by Ultimate: discussion

Knight Lore, though Alien 8 was more polished.

Sabrewulf was let down by the death from above and below problem, otherwise that would have been a contender.
by beanz
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Spectrum VR...
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: Spectrum VR...

Stefan wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:09 pm
5MinuteRetro wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:25 am
It'd be fun to play Manic Miner right in front of my face!
How about playing The Sentinel as it was meant to be played?

https://simonowen.com/spectrum/augmentinel/
Nice! thanks for the link
by beanz
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion
Replies: 188
Views: 11457

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion

There is no update because nothing has changed The change is the fact it wont be shipping by end of Q2 as promised, regardless of the issues that is an update in itself, and one that would take 5 mins to write and post. Not all backers are following every post made and I suspect many are still thin...
by beanz
Wed May 15, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Random numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Random numbers

Anyone know what that CLEAR command would be or how else to ensure REAL randomness for each game?. It's RANDOMIZE, not CLEAR. Running RANDOMIZE without parameters will use current value of FRAMES (i.e how many frames since the machine was turned on) as random seed. In practice, wait for some kind o...
by beanz
Wed May 15, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Random numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Random numbers

Years ago I wrote a flat horse racing game in basic that had used random numbers to help generate the stats for the horses. I'm "thinking" about attempting rewriting this as the original is long lost. Now one probably I remember having back then and never addressed it was I noticed after a while tha...
by beanz
Wed May 15, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion
Replies: 188
Views: 11457

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion

Yes I was wondering myself about the Open Source situation now they have pretty much announced another run of not only the cased next but the board only option too. I can see it being a bit of "shoot yourself in the foot" to release the docs and then try to sell more of them. Still, I doubt anyone h...
by beanz
Tue May 14, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion
Replies: 188
Views: 11457

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion

Remember this is supposed to be open source when everythings done and dusted...meaning people can write their own cores. If you want sid and other features I'm sure at some point cores will be released for it.