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by 4thRock
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: Unknown discovered games from Romania
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: Unknown discovered games from Romania

Not that I know any Romanian, but I get some words:

Vieti » Lifes
Viata » Life
Jucator » Player
Viteza » Speed
Timp » Time
Validare » Validate / OK

Relatively obvious if you speak Latin languages, but since this is an english language forum, it may be helpful for playing.
by 4thRock
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Design/Ideas
Topic: Space:1999
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Space:1999

I guess a better option would be a side view game, like Batman: The Caped Crusader https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=96&id=442

Moonbase Alpha is modular and mostly white, so no major attribute problems :lol:
by 4thRock
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Design/Ideas
Topic: Space:1999
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Space:1999

OK, this is not new, but well within what the Spectrum could do: https://youtu.be/i4mjkt76dtM https://youtu.be/oDkaimbO4FU Given the style of the series I think that it could be a great game. Moobase Alpha is very modular, so it will translate well into isometric graphics. The base plan is available...
by 4thRock
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 512x192 multicolour converter
Replies: 0
Views: 91

512x192 multicolour converter

Opening a new thread because this is very specific and has nothing to do with Basic. To investigate what 512x192 multicolour would look like, I wrote a very basic image converter in JavaScript. It takes an image, finds average color along a 32x1 area, and tries to match it to the available Timex Hir...
by 4thRock
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Make them playable
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Make them playable

One issue with having an emulator on site is compatibility and usability on all devices, from mobile phones to desktops. Sound tends to be a problem, and there are other issues with integration (yes, it was tested some time ago ;) ) It a great idea and a good feature to have, but requires work to do...
by 4thRock
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Screenshots in the archive - suggestion
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Screenshots in the archive - suggestion

Right. The images are presented at 1x (256px) or 2x (512px) with the black background making up the rest of the column space. The column size changes depending your resolution. So the black will vary a lot while the images remain at the same size. It's not a great solution but keeps things aligned o...
by 4thRock
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Responsive theme
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: Responsive theme

Having full width posts makes the text harder to read. Long lines are problematic, that's why magazines and newspapers use columns :D These things have been studied by large enterprises (Apple, Microsoft, etc) and have a scientific background. That's why Facebook on my PC only occupies a tiny fracti...
by 4thRock
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Timex 512x192 from Basic and colours
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: Timex 512x192 from Basic and colours

Yes, that's Maya :lol:

Here's another attempt now using Black+White + Red+Cyan.
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Sorry for the mediocre conversion, she deserves much better !
by 4thRock
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The Great Giana Sisters...
Replies: 15
Views: 420

Re: The Great Giana Sisters...

R-Tape wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:06 pm
But I wonder how a flip screen might have looked.
Not that bad, but still those sprites don't look nice...
by 4thRock
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The Great Giana Sisters...
Replies: 15
Views: 420

Re: The Great Giana Sisters...

I converted this from a magazine scan, pixel by pixel:

Image
http://zxart.ee/eng/authors/letter20332 ... qid:74823/

Doesn't look that great...