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by 4thRock
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Showcase your work!
Topic: Tournament Arkanoid
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Tournament Arkanoid

Started to edit Arkanoid into Tournament Arkanoid. Tournament Arkanoid has the same game mechanic as the original, only the stage layouts are different. You can find the new stage layouts here: https://strategywiki.org/wiki/Tournament_Arkanoid I'm using Arkanoid Editor. Here's stage 1 https://images...
by 4thRock
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: ZX Recoloring project
Replies: 94
Views: 4651

Re: ZX Recoloring project

Looks great! My preference would be a more restrained graphic style (keep one colour per sprite, only use the Spectrum palette), but this really shows the potential for this technique! Looking forward :D
by 4thRock
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: SAM Coupé screenshot format
Replies: 13
Views: 439

Re: SAM Coupé screenshot format

I guess for 512*384 you won't do any scaling, since it already has twice the resolution than 256*192. You will need to handle interlace for modes with more than 288 vertical scanlines. My suggestion are 4 options: - frame blending @25hz (gigascreen) - interlace @50hz (two flickering fields) - interl...
by 4thRock
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: SAM Coupé screenshot format
Replies: 13
Views: 439

Re: SAM Coupé screenshot format

Moroz, it would be interesting if ZX-Image also outputted a standard "PAL" image at 768x576. This would be better for (de)interlaced and high-res modes, and also would allow for a uniform border display. Also, you already have setSize(2) but that give us 320x240, not a TV resolution. I think 384x288...
by 4thRock
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Maximum possible tape loading speed ?
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: Maximum possible tape loading speed ?

Thanks for the feedback. Yes, if we consider 19kbps it would load in seconds! Interesting!
Does any modern custom loader support such speeds ?
by 4thRock
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Maximum possible tape loading speed ?
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Maximum possible tape loading speed ?

What's the the maximum theoretical tape loading speed ? I know custom loaders achieved faster speeds, but the limiting factor was always tape playback quality. But how about using a modern playback device connected to a Spectrum ? Today's devices are capable of 48Khz (or higher) frequency response w...
by 4thRock
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: [video] Bomb Jack Plus
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: [video] Bomb Jack Plus

Like it :D
by 4thRock
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: ZX Recoloring project
Replies: 94
Views: 4651

Re: ZX Recoloring project

I think that most people saw the Spec256 tool as being way too complex for them - they just want to be presented with graphics for recolouring without actually having to find them first. That's why pattern matching is a great idea. Sure you still need to create a spritesheet, but that's very intuit...
by 4thRock
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: ZX Recoloring project
Replies: 94
Views: 4651

Re: ZX Recoloring project

geecab wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:25 pm
Once renamed (and the bitmaps resized to 16x16 pixels), then the blocks appear :)
:lol: Thanks!
by 4thRock
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: ZX Recoloring project
Replies: 94
Views: 4651

Re: ZX Recoloring project

Here's my Xevius test recolour. For some reason it can't replace the bullet, the crosshair or the square scenery block. I was lazy and didn't rename it, so click on iball2.exe :lol: Feel free to play with this and eventually finish it, for me it was just a test. I included a sprite sheet to make thi...