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by spectron
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: unsigned to ascii
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Re: unsigned to ascii

As above, if it's a simple score counting down, just store it in consecutive bytes as ascii chars (48-57 decimal). To decrement the score just decrement the bottom char and if it goes to 47 ('/' char), set it back to 57 then go to the next char and decrement that. That way the score is always in the...
by spectron
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with P: vote
Replies: 20
Views: 1269

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

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:48 am
Morkin wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:18 pm

- fireworks :)
Yes, a very nice feature! 8-)
Especially the way the last few suddenly sped up because it took less processing time :)
by spectron
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Race games - how is it done?
Replies: 17
Views: 1394

Re: Race games - how is it done?

I told Psygnosis that if they wanted to see more details like dips, hills, trackside objects, other cars etc. then they'd have to pay actual money but it never got any further - for "political" reasons it didn't get a green light - but it was a fun thing to code up I remember. It was indeed fun and...
by spectron
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: Your top 5 arcade games
Replies: 23
Views: 1560

Re: Your top 5 arcade games

Defender
Defender
Defender
Defender
Defender

All other answers are wrong
by spectron
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Race games - how is it done?
Replies: 17
Views: 1394

Re: Race games - how is it done?

Maybe start from this link. It's not directly Zx Spectrum related but tells quite a lot abouth algorithms. Reading it requires some effort though: http://www.extentofthejam.com/pseudo/ http://www.extentofthejam.com/pseudo/images/curves1.png This is sort of how it was done for Gameboy road rash. Tha...
by spectron
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Showcase your work!
Topic: Arduino ZX-ish VGA
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Arduino ZX-ish VGA

Excellent work but unless you've got dot crawl, it doesn't count :D
by spectron
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: BBC micro differences and similarities
Replies: 33
Views: 1974

Re: BBC micro differences and similarities

Non-interesting fact No.1 I wrote my first game on the Spectrum simply as an effort to get enough money for a BBC Micro and a copy of Planetoid (although it was originally called Defender until renamed for fear of copyright issues) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f5Hzm7B4xU&t=5s My ploy worked beca...
by spectron
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Summer related games
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: Summer related games

by spectron
Wed May 30, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Showcase your work!
Topic: Spectron 2084
Replies: 6
Views: 631

Re: Spectron 2084

Seven.FFF wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 2:42 pm

I'll mention you in the credits for inventing the name, how about that?
Oh no need for that at all! We both tried to copy Robotron except you're doing a good job of it :lol:

I think it's more like great minds thing alike on the naming front !