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by R-Tape
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: An impressive way to crash the Speccy?
Replies: 1
Views: 18

An impressive way to crash the Speccy?

Does anyone have any suggestions for a short machine code routine that crashes the Speccy in a visually and/or audibly impressive way, and returns it to a NEW state?

(and if yes, can I rip it off in my next game? :mrgreen: )
by R-Tape
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: New loading screens by Andy Green
Replies: 122
Views: 8684

Re: New loading screens by Andy Green

What if... Flashback was released on the ZX Spectrum? This is my mock-up screen. :D https://zxart.ee/zxscreen/border:0/mode:mix/palette:pulsar/type:standard/size:2/id:204098/ I agree with Ralf about the protagonist (perhaps all black pixels, refined and a bit smaller - more like Target Renegade) bu...
by R-Tape
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Showcase your work!
Topic: What are your current Spectrum projects?
Replies: 23
Views: 1225

Re: What are your current Spectrum projects?

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Finally some bad weather! Managed to get plenty of coding done on Bean Brothers.
by R-Tape
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Showcase your work!
Topic: What are your current Spectrum projects?
Replies: 23
Views: 1225

Re: What are your current Spectrum projects?

Come to think of it, the timing of a screen copy is going to be all over the place as it goes in and out of contention, so maybe that's not the best idea I've had... You're more of a perfectionist than me! I'd be happy with a (slightly clunky) nearly but not quite constant framerate. I think some d...
by R-Tape
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Game of the day...
Replies: 76
Views: 3711

Re: Game of the day...

Pegaz wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:58 pm
Crime Busters by Players, inspired by Namco arcade game Mappy.
Yep one of my favourites now and back in the day. Uncomplicated fun, great graphics with outstanding use of PAPER.
by R-Tape
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Cinque doni sotto l'albero - wrong genre
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Cinque doni sotto l'albero - wrong genre

Thanks Ale,

I've added it to the list, next update will not be until the end of the month now.
by R-Tape
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Friday Quiz - backstories
Replies: 32
Views: 200

Re: Friday Quiz - backstories

While it could easily have been Horace goes Skiiing, Peter Shilton, Fred's Fan Factory or Mr Wong's Loopy Laundry, the answers is in fact: Sarlmoor :) Yep! That is one barking mad, slightly scary game. All done, drop me a PM if you've got an idea for a Friday Quiz™ and want to take next week's slot....
by R-Tape
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Friday Quiz - backstories
Replies: 32
Views: 200

Re: Friday Quiz - backstories

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:46 am
2 - Shadowfire?
Nope.

The game in question is very strange.
by R-Tape
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Friday Quiz - backstories
Replies: 32
Views: 200

Re: Friday Quiz - backstories

I think 2 is too hard, so here's a bit more that at least hints at the game: Underneath this dead sun, beyond the surface lizards, beyond the tunnel of death, lay the biologic power generators of the evil Vard. The Vard, in all their hideous guises, had harnessed a colony of infant Zorr, and subject...
by R-Tape
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Friday Quiz - backstories
Replies: 32
Views: 200

Re: Friday Quiz - backstories

MatGubbins wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:48 am
6 Xenon
Yes! Though thinking again I always have the Amiga version in my mind, which actually shows what I assume is Captain Xod emerging from the static. I wish the Speccy version did that.
Morkin wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:07 am
Horace goes Skiing?
Silly bugger. No.