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by uglifruit
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Did you ever think you were the last Spectrum user?
Replies: 19
Views: 355

Re: Did you ever think you were the last Spectrum user?

I remember using mine late on (not as late as some, it turns out), to do some programming when doing my physics degree. I found it refreshing to do things in BASIC and/or assembly that we fun, rather than the (trivial and a bit pointless) stuff I was forced to be doing in a computer lab in Fortran77...
by uglifruit
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: BASIC compo on our Facebook page - join in, win cash!
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: BASIC compo on our Facebook page - join in, win cash!

Right, thank you. I was just doing something on the regular speccy - I've got a control mechanic that works - now I need to carry on with it, and see if I can make it actually fun to play!
by uglifruit
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: BASIC compo on our Facebook page - join in, win cash!
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: BASIC compo on our Facebook page - join in, win cash!

Also - is this competition for the ZX Spectrum? Or Next? The url seems to a website about the BASIC implementation on the Next (which I don't have yet), but the competition page makes no reference to this.
by uglifruit
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: BASIC compo on our Facebook page - join in, win cash!
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: BASIC compo on our Facebook page - join in, win cash!

Is this open to non-Facebook users? Can I submit a different way?
by uglifruit
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Contact Us Spam
Replies: 10
Views: 483

Re: Contact Us Spam

I can imagine this is very frustrating, and know very little about how to combat this. Fortunately some organisations do, so I know what you should do... (ahem). You should get in touch with the .... Contact-Spam Crews.
sorry
by uglifruit
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Spectrum Games: vote
Replies: 14
Views: 579

Re: The best Speccy game by Spectrum Games: vote

Crikey - those loading screen!
by uglifruit
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Ocean: discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: The best Speccy game by Ocean: discussion

Looking at this immense catalogue of classics (and not so classics), weirdly the game I play most now is Gilligan's Gold. There's something about it that just keys me coming back and coming back. It's not the best game there, but it's the one that's probably given me the most amount of hours of fun ...
by uglifruit
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Imagine: discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 698

Re: The best Speccy game by Imagine: discussion

There's some good 'uns in that list. I had great fun with the Beau jolly value pack when I bought it (presumably when it had just come out, after imagine's financial woes) ... Cosmic Cruiser, B.C. Bill, Pedro, Zzoom, Zip Zap, Alchemist. One of the tapes didn't work in my copy and I wrote and complai...
by uglifruit
Sat May 18, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: SpecDrum programming information
Replies: 33
Views: 1434

Re: SpecDrum programming information

I've checked his book, but that chapter doesn't seem to have any obvious references to say where that info came from.
by uglifruit
Thu May 16, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: SpecDrum programming information
Replies: 33
Views: 1434

Re: SpecDrum programming information

That'd make sense (lower 6 bits of a byte, but being stored as bytes). So the ideal workflow would be making new samples for encoding, then dithering to 6bits (or 7bits in the case of kick drum), then padding to 8bits. (I'm not sure what audio software can dither to arbritrary bit depths, but presum...