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by Rorthron
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Design/Ideas
Topic: Fruity Frank
Replies: 12
Views: 481

Re: Fruity Frank

Actually.... WARNING - pedantic classicist :D Pericles and Damocles are Classical names. The pronunciation of Greek at that time was quite different from modern Greek. For example, the first letter of Damocles (delta) was then pronounced like an English D, not a modern Greek delta. The standard Engl...
by Rorthron
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Race games - how is it done?
Replies: 11
Views: 508

Re: Race games - how is it done?

Actually, what was the first Spectrum game to use parallax scrolling? Moon Alert?
by Rorthron
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Friday quiz - bonus round
Replies: 19
Views: 314

Re: Friday quiz - bonus round

PeterJ wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:08 pm
It's probably best to search for the game on our main site before answering in future.
@PeterJ, it's probably also best not to answer clues that have already been answered, but I'm not sure there is any point in explaining these things to MrPixel.
by Rorthron
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Friday quiz - bonus round
Replies: 19
Views: 314

Re: Friday quiz - bonus round

R-Tape wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:52 pm
Nightshade is Rorthron's Raid Over Moscow!
:) I usually include an Ultimate title. I hadn't realised Nightshade was especially common, though. It's just a lack of imagination.
by Rorthron
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Blasts from the past...
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: Blasts from the past...

by Rorthron
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Friday quiz - bonus round
Replies: 19
Views: 314

Re: Friday quiz - bonus round

Joefish wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:03 pm
Jetpac
Correct.

That's the lot.
by Rorthron
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Anti-piracy systems...
Replies: 22
Views: 593

Re: Anti-piracy systems...

I recall Avalon and Dragontorc had cyan-on-white code sheets that were supposed to be photocopy-proof. White Lightning tried the same trick with the user manual, which was black on dark green. Unfortunately this meant the White Lightning manual was illegible even to those who (like me) paid for thei...
by Rorthron
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Blasts from the past...
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: Blasts from the past...

Elite? :(
by Rorthron
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Friday quiz - bonus round
Replies: 19
Views: 314

Re: Friday quiz - bonus round

I think that just leaves:

1. Spray stuff
by Rorthron
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Friday quiz - bonus round
Replies: 19
Views: 314

Re: Friday quiz - bonus round

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:56 pm
1 - Pssst
No.
Morkin wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:02 pm
5 - Nightshade
Yes.
stupidget wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:11 pm
The connection is Ultimate :D
Yes.
stupidget wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:12 pm
3 - Tranz-AM
Yes.
stupidget wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:13 pm
2 - Atic Atac as in 'A tic Attack'
Yes.