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by Fahnn
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Encore: vote re-run (sorry)
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: The best Speccy game by Encore: vote re-run (sorry)

I finally played Mike Read's Pop Quiz today. I'm a total pop nerd, so I'm not sure why I've not sought it out before (probably because of the Mike Read connection). I didn't mind the obscure 1950s/1960s questions, as these are fair (and some should always be included in a well-rounded pop quiz) plus...
by Fahnn
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Melbourne House: discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: The best Speccy game by Melbourne House: discussion

I must admit that I didn't realise that a lot of these were Melbourne House releases. It's not a bad roster, all told. Of the adventures, I much preferred Hampstead and Sherlock to The Hobbit/Lord Of The Rings, but that's really just down to my preference for the settings/subject matter. When Sherlo...
by Fahnn
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Design/Ideas
Topic: Keyboard Controls
Replies: 17
Views: 397

Re: Keyboard Controls

I know that QAOP and M/SPACE is the classic key layout for Speccy games, but I've seen some people prefer a sort of 'left-handed' version of this with ZX for left/right and up/down on the right. If there was another option for keys in a game (and not redefinable), what would it be? If I could redef...
by Fahnn
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Encore: vote
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: The best Speccy game by Encore: vote

I don't even know who that Mike Read is! :lol: He's, um... like a real-life Alan Partridge. A TV/radio presenter from the 1980s who had very little charisma. He was on things, but I could never suss out why. Must be a case of knowing the right people, because he's certainly inept and has no social ...
by Fahnn
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Elite: vote
Replies: 27
Views: 700

Re: The best Speccy game by Elite: vote

As I mentioned in the discussion thread, this is between two absolute classics for me. It's almost a coin toss because they're both so good. But I think Bomb Jack just about edges it. 3rd place to Kokotoni Wilf; although not really close to the standard of the first two, still a good, fun game. 1. B...
by Fahnn
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Complete release list
Replies: 42
Views: 1165

Re: Complete release list

Theretrochief wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:47 pm
Not familiar with Starquake
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Seriously man, get it downloaded now! Probably the best Spectrum game ever (apart from Zythum by Mirrorsoft of course).
by Fahnn
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Elite: discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 681

Re: The best Speccy game by Elite: discussion

I'd actually forgotten how many good games Elite put out. For some reason my lasting impression of them has been of a downmarket US Gold, all rushed-out licences of poor-quality US TV shows, but looking at the list, there are some great games there and at least a couple of absolute classics (as othe...
by Fahnn
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: BasinC oddnesses
Replies: 27
Views: 1082

Re: BasinC oddnesses

As the author of BASin has said it might have a few bugs and it will be fixed but not yet (and he is hinting it will be merged into a shiny new Spin :) ) so if you are having an issue with saving then save as a .bas and before you exit basin just copy the text into notepad and save that. if the .ba...
by Fahnn
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: BasinC oddnesses
Replies: 27
Views: 1082

Re: BasinC oddnesses

hikoki wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:44 pm
Did you rename the file with a really long name?
Something like that happened to me after renaming, Basinc erased the content not only in ram but also on the saved file.
Nope, it was called "d".bas. Maybe too short names also mess it up!
by Fahnn
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: BasinC oddnesses
Replies: 27
Views: 1082

Re: BasinC oddnesses

OK, here's an odd one. I've been messing with something for the last couple of days and saving it as a .bas file. Everything was fine, the file was saved and re-opened probably ten times or more with no problems, until today. Attempting to open it does nothing, there is apparently no program. It's n...