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by Turtle_Quality
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: What's your second favourite retro computer?
Replies: 14
Views: 590

Re: What's your second favourite retro computer?

1) Atari VCS - simple graphics but some of the most fun games you can find - combat, maze craze, adventure, warlords... 2) The Amiga had impressive hardware for it's time and a nicely thought out OS 3) The Sam Coupe had great intentions and Miles and Gordon were great guys Honorable mentions to the ...
by Turtle_Quality
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Multiple Sinclair Interface 1s
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Multiple Sinclair Interface 1s

Got my Interface1 and microdrive quite early. Don't think I had any friends using them, so never tried the network aspect. The microdrives were a step up in terms of speed and reliability from tape, but once I get a floppy disk connected that was miles better. The ability to extend basic with the In...
by Turtle_Quality
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Showcase your work!
Topic: What are your current ZX Spectrum projects/games that you are working on?
Replies: 36
Views: 2104

Re: What are your current ZX Spectrum projects/games that you are working on?

Very slowly writing a block dropping game, writing a library of code for that. Hopefully subsequent games will go faster because I have a few more I'd like to write, lunar lander would have been a much better starting point (I can't find the one I made in '83), and some Atari VCS remakes. I'm also w...
by Turtle_Quality
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Old BASIC games that deserve a Machine Code remake
Replies: 11
Views: 959

Re: Old BASIC games that deserve a Machine Code remake

One of the things I found frustrating about BASIC compilers was that you could pretty much only use half the memory (as the generated machine code usually took up as much space as the BASIC) so I'm quite surprised that Football Manager could be compiled at all. Was it really small enough or did you...
by Turtle_Quality
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Old BASIC games that deserve a Machine Code remake
Replies: 11
Views: 959

Re: Old BASIC games that deserve a Machine Code remake

A compiler is the middle way, I compiled a few basic games back in the day with M Coder (the first version), the biggest effort was compiling Kevin Tom's Football Manager. Of course it won't add any polish or class to the game, it just means you don't have such long waits for the next screen to appear
by Turtle_Quality
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Which coin-op classics still need a good Speccy version?
Replies: 51
Views: 2511

Re: Which coin-op classics still need a good Speccy version?

Clowns was probably more widely known as Circus and was very nicely implemented on the Atari 2600 VCS Console with Analog paddle controllers which are pretty tough to replicate on a Spectrum. The graphics are certainly doable on a Spectrum Warlords was also never implemented on the Spectrum but well...
by Turtle_Quality
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Which coin-op classics still need a good Speccy version?
Replies: 51
Views: 2511

Re: Which coin-op classics still need a good Speccy version?

I always liked Artic Galaxians. Was always happy with Penetrator for Scramble, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers for Defender Not sure that Asteroids was ever done justice on the Spectrum, Cosmic Debris was smooth and fast but not really arcade quality. Likewise Centipede/Millipede had many version...
by Turtle_Quality
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Mikro-Gen: vote
Replies: 20
Views: 1270

Re: The best Speccy game by Mikro-Gen: vote

1 Space Zombies
2 Scramble
3 Defendar
by Turtle_Quality
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Mikro-Gen: discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 470

Re: The best Speccy game by Mikro-Gen: discussion

I expect I'll be the only one to vote for Space Zombies. Not especially good graphics, just nice movement patterns and very playable
by Turtle_Quality
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Famous beeper sounds
Replies: 40
Views: 2366

Re: Famous beeper sounds

How about Wild West Heroes, the noise it makes during a screen wipe - start and end of every level