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by Fahnn
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Spectrum memes
Replies: 458
Views: 53572

Re: Spectrum memes

https://i.imgflip.com/3ef1qh.jpg Chortle. Any idea what he's playing btw? Or.. or.. just a thought.. that phone can't receive texts.. I'd say that's on her! :lol: I knew somebody would beat me to pointing out the obvious flaw with this picture. Also he's about 12 and she's about 25, so any interact...
by Fahnn
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Mastertronic: vote
Replies: 16
Views: 1102

Re: The best Speccy game by Mastertronic: vote

Chronos is one of the best shoot-em-ups ever made for the Spectrum. I must admit that this completely passed me by at the time (a lot of these did to be honest), which is a real shame; I've had a quick glance at the walkthrough and it looks like it would have been right up my street. Interestingly ...
by Fahnn
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Mastertronic: vote
Replies: 16
Views: 1102

Re: The best Speccy game by Mastertronic: vote

Kind of surprised that Loco-Motion doesn't have more love on here. For me, it's the absolute standout and still plays well today.

1. Loco-Motion
2. Finders Keepers
3. Kikstart 2
by Fahnn
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Mastertronic Added Dimension: vote
Replies: 13
Views: 1032

Re: The best Speccy game by Mastertronic Added Dimension: vote

It's a pretty good line-up, really. Some of these polls, I struggle to make a top 3 but I could probably do...oh, at least a credible top 5 from these. 180 at the top of course; it's a bit easy, but is such a great game to play even now that it has to be in first place. 1. 180 2. Spellbound 3. Knigh...
by Fahnn
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Old BASIC games that deserve a Machine Code remake
Replies: 11
Views: 981

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 app...
by Fahnn
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Spectrum memes
Replies: 458
Views: 53572

Re: Spectrum memes

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by Fahnn
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Famous beeper sounds
Replies: 40
Views: 2391

Re: Famous beeper sounds

The sound from Dynamite Dan when you lose a life is excellent, it always stands out for me because before I heard that, I didn't know that the Spectrum could be coerced into making that kind of noise. But all the sound in both Dynamite Dan games is great. It's no real surprise that Rod Bowkett was a...
by Fahnn
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Changing Fonts in ZX Spectrum :)
Replies: 24
Views: 2242

Re: Changing Fonts in ZX Spectrum :)

1. Not really, not unless you 'write' directly to the new font location to 'build' it live. A bit like that character thickener routine that's been used in a few bits of Basic. Not unless you change it in the ROM that is. :D I’ve been searching for a character thickening routine, but this is the on...
by Fahnn
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Melbourne House: vote
Replies: 18
Views: 1098

Re: The best Speccy game by Melbourne House: vote

Very difficult, lots of nice games here and - possibly more pertinently - lots of games that I played a lot back in the 1980s, which always colours my votes on these things. I'm going to go for: 1. Starion 2. Way Of The Exploding Fist 3. Hampstead Could easily have had Gyroscope, Sherlock, Penetrato...
by Fahnn
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Micromega: vote
Replies: 13
Views: 774

Re: The best Speccy game by Micromega: vote

I've gone for Full Throttle, I thought it was a really good racing simulation for its time. And Deathchase doesn't really need any more votes.

1. Full Throttle
2. Jasper!
3. Deathchase