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by AndyC
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: BEEP VAL
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: BEEP VAL

It's PLAY not SOUND, but otherwise 1024MAK has hit the nail on the head. It's usually about saving space.
by AndyC
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Imagine: vote
Replies: 16
Views: 274

Re: The best Speccy game by Imagine: vote

I'm going to go with Zzoom, as it feels more "Imagine" than the others I'd pick. Slim pickings though, with a few exceptions it always seemed to me that the Imagine label was for the less good Ocean titles.

1. Zzoom
2. Arkanoid
3. Renegade
by AndyC
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Ocean: vote
Replies: 15
Views: 257

Re: The best Speccy game by Ocean: vote

A nearly impossible choice. So many that would probably be in contention for a top ten all time best list. I went for Head Over Heels in the end, it's an all time favourite of mine. It took me years to finish it, but it's still fun to revisit even if I can no longer get as far. If I were picking a t...
by AndyC
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Which Speccy game would you put in an arcade?
Replies: 25
Views: 328

Re: Which Speccy game would you put in an arcade?

Pretty much any Dinamic game. Instant coin munchers
by AndyC
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Search Tables
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Search Tables

They sound like a bit of a fudge, I haven't looked in ages but there was a fair few "tables" which seemed to originate from the fact the WoS "database" was basically a bunch of flat files. Decent indexes on the tables would probably outperform these "search by" most of the time and, if not, somethin...
by AndyC
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: ZX Recoloring project
Replies: 79
Views: 1890

Re: ZX Recoloring project

In terms of "what resolution should games use" I think it's important to distinguish between real remakes and just coloured in spectrum titles. A genuine remake of the game has a low of flexibility to change how things look and adjust collision detection, movement etc to compensate. Recolouring a sp...
by AndyC
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: ZX Recoloring project
Replies: 79
Views: 1890

Re: ZX Recoloring project

I've also started recolouring Stormbringer (Currently, I've only recoloured the main character/hero sprite. See screenshot below). Things looks great/smooth and there is zero flicker. Something is a little odd though, if say on the screen below, I move the hero character under the big tree or under...
by AndyC
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: FAST mode for the ZX82, anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: FAST mode for the ZX82, anyone?

80K of RAM would've been insanely expensive in 1982, certainly not something that would have been on the radar for a dirt cheap home computing device.
by AndyC
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: ZX Recoloring project
Replies: 79
Views: 1890

Re: ZX Recoloring project

The problem with all these recolouring projects is that they tend to oversell themselves. It's always pitched as something that is easy, requires no programming experience and that will produce great results. In reality it's almost always something that kind of works with some games, but glitches ou...
by AndyC
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: ZX Spectrum games that appeared on other platforms
Replies: 18
Views: 418

Re: ZX Spectrum games that appeared on other platforms

Earth Shaker appeared on the Xbox 360 and I don't think you can get more Speccy than that really.