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by AndyC
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Iterating the iterator
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Iterating the iterator

RUN clears all the variables, so if you want to do this you either have to avoid using it to restart the program or CLEAR memory to give you some free bytes and then POKE/PEEK numbers from there, beyond the reach of what BASIC will interfere with.
by AndyC
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: 3D Chess 2K18
Replies: 99
Views: 3989

Re: 3D Chess 2K18

I'm sticking with my earlier assertion that this is witchcraft. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic after all.

The mind boggles at how you've done so much in so little. Genuine genius.
by AndyC
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX Vega+ Discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 9886

Re: ZX Vega+ Discussion

A really sad end to what should have been a fantastic product. It always felt like something that should have been entirely achievable, but somehow wandered off on a bad route due to the individuals involved. And probably a sign we won't ever see a speccy handheld device ever.
by AndyC
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with W: tiebreaker vote
Replies: 73
Views: 1939

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with W: tiebreaker vote

I'm also tempted to change my vote, just to break the stalemate but I just can't bring myself to do it. WTSS is impressive but flawed, once you know how to win you can do so easily and skip most of what is in the game. WOTEF is just a better game.
by AndyC
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with W: tiebreaker vote
Replies: 73
Views: 1939

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with W: tiebreaker vote

These are the two games I struggled to choose between first time round. Again I've gone for WotEF, because it just edges out on longevity.
by AndyC
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Why 15 colours?
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Why 15 colours?

Actually I've heard that Spectrum connected to some chosen monitors would produce grey when "bright black" is used. Again, because it's not really a digital circuit. Zero isn't actually quite zero, it's just close enough to mostly be indistinguishable. Some hardware configurations will show the dif...
by AndyC
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Plus one, minus one
Replies: 20
Views: 571

Re: Plus one, minus one

Oh god, for a while I didn't dare to check on this thread again, but I'm glad I did. Joefish: this wasn't "let's sneakily fix every bug in the ROM"! Dunny: this wasn't "can we slowly turn ZX BASIC into LISP before anyone notices" (but nice try)! AndyC wins the big prize for "remove FLASH because it...
by AndyC
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Why 15 colours?
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Why 15 colours?

The BRIGHT bit controls analogue circuitry that adjusts the resistance in the colour generation circuitry, which in turn has the effect of altering the brightness of the red, green and blue signals. Since these are all off when producing black, the net effect is simply that black and bright black ar...
by AndyC
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Plus one, minus one
Replies: 20
Views: 571

Re: Plus one, minus one

R-Tape wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:22 pm
AndyC wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:49 pm
Remove FLASH because it's horrific,
Do you mean the command only, or the property as well?
I'd happily lose both.
by AndyC
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Plus one, minus one
Replies: 20
Views: 571

Re: Plus one, minus one

Remove FLASH because it's horrific, add in a FILL for flood filling regions of the screen.