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by R-Tape
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Best game packaging style
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Best game packaging style

Single jewel: small, but perfectly formed. Everything else is just faffing about 8-) Mostly with you on this. All these other shapes and sizes make the shelves look a right jumble sale. I like my Catacombs of Balachor small boxes because of the extras, but in general I don't like the 'size matters'...
by R-Tape
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Woot 2020 - submissions wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Woot 2020 - submissions wanted

If anyone wanted to submit and was struggling for ideas. It might be cool to get a few more programs in the archive that run from code entirely on the screen ( Scumball 2 ). https://stonechatproductions.co.uk/zxgames/gameimages/Scumball2.gif Also - if anyone isn't familiar with the mag and wants to ...
by R-Tape
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Running code from the display file
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Running code from the display file

Cheers all. It looks like this is safe to do without confusing any emulators. Maybe this is "the only (complete and complex) program that runs entirely in the screen memory" but definitely not the only one that sometimes runs some code in the screen memory. One of the recent examples is Redshift run...
by R-Tape
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Friday Quiz: Mish-Mash
Replies: 45
Views: 621

Re: Friday Quiz: Mish-Mash

GreenCard wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:21 pm
I'll take +3code's correct answer of the building being from Red Heat.
Ah I didn't realise we were supposed to guess again at that. I think it's important to maintain standards:

Blue building: Red Heat.
by R-Tape
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: Running code from the display file
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Running code from the display file

The only program I know that runs code from the screen is Woody's splendid Scumball 2 . The entire program is in the bottom segment of the display file: https://stonechatproductions.co.uk/zxgames/gameimages/Scumball2.gif I want to do something similar. Scumball2 works in SPIN, Spectaculator, QAOP an...
by R-Tape
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Friday Quiz: Mish-Mash
Replies: 45
Views: 621

Re: Friday Quiz: Mish-Mash

GreenCard wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:56 pm
Explosion: No no, no no no, there's no limit with this policeman.
Great clues! Technocop.

EDIT - wondered if it was 'drunken policeman' for a moment.
by R-Tape
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Friday Quiz: Mish-Mash
Replies: 45
Views: 621

Re: Friday Quiz: Mish-Mash

The jumper - Blind Panic.

Very fitting for 2020.
by R-Tape
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Friday Quiz: Mish-Mash
Replies: 45
Views: 621

Re: Friday Quiz: Mish-Mash

The punk at the right - After the War.
by R-Tape
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Friday Quiz: Mish-Mash
Replies: 45
Views: 621

Re: Friday Quiz: Mish-Mash

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:22 am
VENTUWHAAAAAT???(*)
I haven't played it much, but it's got all the hallmarks of a decent Shaw game. That loading screen really stuck in my head.
by R-Tape
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Friday Quiz: Mish-Mash
Replies: 45
Views: 621

Re: Friday Quiz: Mish-Mash

The pallid chap at the right - Venturama.