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by 5MinuteRetro
Sun May 19, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: On the Spectrum...
Replies: 3
Views: 156

On the Spectrum...

Dunno if any of you chaps are readers of Private Eye? I was reading it in the bath last night and spotted this. Made me chuckle, anyway.

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by 5MinuteRetro
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: 3D Construction Kit games...
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: 3D Construction Kit games...

PeterJ wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:02 pm
Scroll down the listing page to find some games created with it:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=96&id=29
Super, thanks!
by 5MinuteRetro
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: 3D Construction Kit games...
Replies: 5
Views: 259

3D Construction Kit games...

So, here I am on holiday, wasting time with ZXDS on my DS, firing up games of which I've never before heard when I stumble upon Jackson City. Now, I can't get it to work but the title screens suggest it was made with 3D Construction Kit. Now I'm wondering what other commercial games were created usi...
by 5MinuteRetro
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with W: 2nd tie-breaker vote
Replies: 50
Views: 1816

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with W: 2nd tie-breaker vote

Once you know how to beat WTSS, it's disappointing easy and you realise just how paper thin it actually is. Games like Great Escape did a very similar thing but much better. I did love the music from it though. I remember WTSS being pretty deep, with multiple characters and all -- and of course it ...
by 5MinuteRetro
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with W: 2nd tie-breaker vote
Replies: 50
Views: 1816

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with W: 2nd tie-breaker vote

It would be criminal for WOTEF to win this! It might be a classic and a favourite but there's no question that WTSS is a vastly superior game.
by 5MinuteRetro
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Showcase your work!
Topic: I built a game in BASIC
Replies: 27
Views: 944

Re: I built a game in BASIC

Sorry if this was a bit cryptic, but if you add the line I suggested, the program would print 255 in the upper left corner of the screen if my theory is correct and bit 6 is set. It doesn't solve anything though, the emulator should be modified in that case. Still not entirely sure what this is mea...
by 5MinuteRetro
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Showcase your work!
Topic: I built a game in BASIC
Replies: 27
Views: 944

Re: I built a game in BASIC

I just tried this, on ZXDS. Looks nice but it doesn't respond to the suggested controls. Perhaps I'm doing something wrong? I don't know, but it could be the same issue that I had in my emulator, namely that when the keys are polled (beginning at line 170), the value that is matched includes the ea...
by 5MinuteRetro
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Best BASIC game?
Replies: 35
Views: 1151

Re: Best BASIC game?

Quicksilva's Mined-Out was an early-ish basic title I think? Not a bad game, and one of the first I remember being easily able to BREAK into. Also, the legendary Football Manager was easily LISTed too... I don't recall seeing any DATA, but not looked in a long time. Not sure I ever played Mined-Out...
by 5MinuteRetro
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Showcase your work!
Topic: I built a game in BASIC
Replies: 27
Views: 944

Re: I built a game in BASIC

I just tried this, on ZXDS. Looks nice but it doesn't respond to the suggested controls. Perhaps I'm doing something wrong?
by 5MinuteRetro
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Best BASIC game?
Replies: 35
Views: 1151

Re: Best BASIC game?

Group 4002 contains titles developed in "Sinclair Basic": https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=999&group_id=4002 Unfortunately this list is far from complete. Most titles are not classified by programming language... If anyone can provide a list of IDs for titles developed in a certain pro...