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by Blerkotron
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: The Definitive Programmer’s Guide to Using the Floating Bus Trick on the ZX Spectrum
Replies: 27
Views: 487

Re: The Definitive Programmer’s Guide to Using the Floating Bus Trick on the ZX Spectrum

This is fascinating, and very clearly explained - thanks for taking the time, @Ast A. Moore!
by Blerkotron
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Development Environments
Replies: 18
Views: 694

Re: Development Environments

I have looked at Microsoft Visual Code. It looks promising as it runs on both Linux and Windows. I did try and read the bit about calling external commands to make build calls but I got thoroughly confused! Is there any chance you could expand on this with some examples? Sure - VS Code is a bit bar...
by Blerkotron
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Development Environments
Replies: 18
Views: 694

Re: Development Environments

That looks like some distressingly organised and well-commented code... :o Partly because I do code for a living and partly because it helps greatly while I'm learning. Quite often I come back to routines weeks later and can't remember for the life of me why I did something a certain way, so leavin...
by Blerkotron
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Development Environments
Replies: 18
Views: 694

Re: Development Environments

Here's my setup: Microsoft's ' Visual Studio Code ' for editing (it has a plug-in for Pasmo/Z80 highlighting which should also work for most assemblers). Pasmo for assembling. SpecEmu for debugging. BitBucket for source control. VS Code makes for an excellent Z80 editor, it's not just for modern lan...
by Blerkotron
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with G: discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 998

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

I'd second adding Gyroscope, and also Gryzor - an excellent conversion.

And it's never going to win, but I have a real soft spot for Sinclair User's cover-tape exclusive, Go Bear Go!
by Blerkotron
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with F: vote
Replies: 32
Views: 1073

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

Blimey, this was the toughest one yet - loads of great games and no 'clear' winner. Eventually went with Fairlight, although I feel a bit guilty for Fred and Frank N Stein. And Feud. And Firelord. And Firefly. And Frankie. Oh no!
by Blerkotron
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Mr Do coming soon to Spectrum
Replies: 12
Views: 519

Re: Mr Do coming soon to Spectrum

This is one of my all-time favourite arcade games! I wanted a Speccy conversion so much back in the day but alas it was never to be. And yet somehow, here it is - 36 years late, granted, but better late than never. :)
by Blerkotron
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Worst arcade conversion
Replies: 37
Views: 1081

Re: Worst arcade conversion

US Gold's "Breakthru" conversion was absolutely dismal - borderline unplayable, lengthy pauses for no apparent reason, joystick options which flat-out don't work. And you could complete the entire game without dying by just holding jump down because your car would bounce over absolutely anything wit...
by Blerkotron
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: Calling all ZX Spectrum Devs
Replies: 21
Views: 681

Re: Calling all ZX Spectrum Devs

Happy for any of my games to be considered providing credit is given and it's all free, Morcar:
https://blerkotron.itch.io/