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by Mike Davies
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: What happened to ZXAce?
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: What happened to ZXAce?

Sorry to revive this after so long but... I love this resource. Why not shove some kind of homepage at zxace.com? Thank you for the support and feedback. I'm happy that the basic magazine reader is useful to people other than just myself. Not too bad for a weekend's worth of hacking. The magazine r...
by Mike Davies
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Compression for chess game data... what to use?
Replies: 13
Views: 438

Re: Compression for chess game data... what to use?

Found this article talking about various chess move compression while trawling on a different project:

https://triplehappy.wordpress.com/2015/ ... mpression/
by Mike Davies
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Federation
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Federation

I have the double-jewel release of Federation by CRL on cassette, if that helps.
by Mike Davies
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with G: vote
Replies: 30
Views: 841

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with G: vote

Green Beret is the one I've sunk the most hours into. Only recently got near to the end of stage 2. I love stage 1, though. But still, next to The Great Escape, I love the Great Escape. Denton Designs at their finest. Although, once you know the solution, it's a bit too straightforward. So I spend t...
by Mike Davies
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Ocean Draw
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Ocean Draw

This is one of the big reasons Spectrum retro is so interesting recently; Mark R. Jones going through and publishing various bits and pieces of developing Ocean games back-in-the-day. It's fascinating stuff, not just the sprites and graphics, the unused graphics/sound in Wizball, the playable demo o...
by Mike Davies
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: ZXDB Magazine reference corrections
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: ZXDB Magazine reference corrections

Hi @Mike Davies because of the disk space requirements and my financial budget for this I take scans from archive.org so not sure we can fix that one, but all the ones we can sort in ZXDB are great to have. Thank you. Ah, I didn't think to check the source of the image to see where it's hosted. My ...
by Mike Davies
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: ZXDB Magazine reference corrections
Replies: 9
Views: 262

ZXDB Magazine reference corrections

I thought I'd start a thread about magazine reference errors that we can correct. My first one: Death or Glory: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=96&id=1293 There are 3 Sinclair User references, two of them are a "Review", but they happen to be the same issue (69), pages 118 and 119. The...
by Mike Davies
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Moderator Action
Replies: 95
Views: 3136

Re: Moderator Action

Personally I like the idea of replacing the "Off Topic" section with something like "Other Retro Topics". There would be still room for a wide variety of subjects like old TV series or Atari games, but not for completely unrelated and/or controversial discussions that are apparently unwanted here. ...
by Mike Davies
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Website
Topic: Moderator Action
Replies: 95
Views: 3136

Re: Moderator Action

Several people have assumed in this thread that the posts C.Born made here were the same as the ones he has made on WoS. They were not. There were similarities, but do not presume that if you have read the WoS read, you have read the posts made here. I did not see the post in question, so I'm guilt...