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by Lethargeek
Sat Apr 20, 2024 4:41 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: RIP F David Thorpe
Replies: 18
Views: 935

Re: RIP F David Thorpe

one of the best SCREEN$ artists of the old era...

interesting that, unlike modern guys, he hardly used any textures, and yet most of his works aged well
by Lethargeek
Tue Apr 09, 2024 10:49 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: ZX ULAX emulator
Replies: 256
Views: 74669

Re: ZX ULAX emulator

another quick work for the freshest el Bigotudo ; bg2buf 1083BC 0111 0 -183CA ; buf2scr 108487 0141 0 0151 10848D 0114 0 0115 0 2141 -1849E ; spreturn 108650 C888 ; 2w 108907 C007 ; shifted 10892D 0140 0 0131 0 0334 0730 0 0113 0 0 0170 0 0160 0 2140 0 0360 0 0131 0 0336 0737 0730 0 0113 0 0 0170 0 ...
by Lethargeek
Mon Apr 08, 2024 10:57 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best playable demo of a full price game on a YS/Crash/SU covertape: vote
Replies: 45
Views: 834

Re: The best playable demo of a full price game on a YS/Crash/SU covertape: vote

PeteProdge wrote: Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:35 am Right, I've loaded up a .tzx of YS Smash Tape 10 to check my memory isn't cheating me. I'm not great at Rex, but so far I've decided to define keys (not a fan of joysticks). It's very much playable! And I'm still crap at it!
oh, so it's different from RexDemo.tap i see

(nvm, found it)
by Lethargeek
Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:07 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best playable demo of a full price game on a YS/Crash/SU covertape: vote
Replies: 45
Views: 834

Re: The best playable demo of a full price game on a YS/Crash/SU covertape: vote

but IIRC Rex demo isn't actually playable, it's just an animation (~rzx)
by Lethargeek
Fri Apr 05, 2024 7:23 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: I ❤️ Kosmic Kanga. Who's with me? 🤣
Replies: 20
Views: 557

Re: I ❤️ Kosmic Kanga. Who's with me? 🤣

not "who"

WHAT

:mrgreen:
by Lethargeek
Sun Mar 31, 2024 9:29 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: Zilog's Z80 opcode choice
Replies: 20
Views: 518

Re: Zilog's Z80 opcode choice

On forums for 1980s computers that used the 6502, you may come across topics where they discuss what extra instructions they would have liked for the 6502, and how to add more than 256. Generally speaking, you don't get much of these type of discussions for the Z80 indicating that most programmers ...
by Lethargeek
Sat Mar 30, 2024 6:42 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: ZX ULAX emulator
Replies: 256
Views: 74669

Re: ZX ULAX emulator

When is the add-on coming out? Honestly no idea. We're just a few people living in distant places with little and rarely matching free time miscommunicating in written messages using the hardware components that happen to be at hand. So everything goes very slowly. Guess the optimistic time frame i...
by Lethargeek
Fri Mar 29, 2024 9:25 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: games where protagonist transforms / changes in time
Replies: 29
Views: 547

Re: games where protagonist transforms / changes in time

Antiriad - enter-leave the suit
Draconus - morph into swimming form
Metamorphosis - eat and evolve

...and maybe
Exolon - upgrade the armour
Extreme - different at the each level
Ghosts'n'Goblins - lose the armour when hit
by Lethargeek
Thu Mar 28, 2024 9:19 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: ZX ULAX emulator
Replies: 256
Views: 74669

Re: ZX ULAX emulator

Old-User , here's a quick one for the ULAX: ; sprite 108AA1 C988 108AA9 C7EE 108CA5 0140 108CB1 0131 0534 0330 0113 108CCC 0140 108CD8 108CB1 4 108D08 0140 108D14 108CB1 4 108D1E 0140 108D2A 108CB1 4 108D39 C888 108D5F 0140 0 0340 108D66 0140 108D72 108CB1 4 108D7B 0140 0 0340 108DA7 0140 108DB3 10...
by Lethargeek
Tue Mar 26, 2024 10:16 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: ZX ULAX emulator
Replies: 256
Views: 74669

Re: ZX ULAX emulator

Old-User wrote: Mon Mar 25, 2024 7:01 pm But also I would like to hear your opinion on the possibility of colorizing the testarossa car of OutRun in red.
Could it look like this I did here with 'paint'? And would it move without color clash
depends on what kind of multiload is it
but just for the car most likely yes
by Lethargeek
Mon Mar 25, 2024 3:00 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: DenOfGeek : The games that defined the Spectrum
Replies: 31
Views: 670

Re: DenOfGeek : The games that defined the Spectrum

Saboteur instead of Robocop (tho it's not a scroller if it matters)
Rex instead of Jetpac (or Deathchase if it has to be an early one)

also, no Gargoyle titles? and not a single spanish game? :evil:
by Lethargeek
Mon Mar 25, 2024 2:03 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: ZX ULAX emulator
Replies: 256
Views: 74669

game pack update

i don't usually colorize AGD games (too much hassle and the same gameplay in most of them) but this time meet both parts of Savage Princess (thanks to being made free recently). Play them till the end even if completed before, i think it's worth it. Note (like with any other game with xored sprites)...
by Lethargeek
Sun Mar 24, 2024 7:54 pm
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: SHEEPISH-so much violence in the world of herding!
Replies: 44
Views: 1948

Re: SHEEPISH-so much violence in the world of herding!

gabriele amore wrote: Sun Mar 24, 2024 7:45 pm yse that is what i meant when i mentioned bugs due to the graphic tecqnique i use... i did'nt figure out out to remove that problem yet... sorry
if it really happens only at the bottom maybe force filling these rows would be enough?
by Lethargeek
Sun Mar 24, 2024 7:12 pm
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: SHEEPISH-so much violence in the world of herding!
Replies: 44
Views: 1948

Re: SHEEPISH-so much violence in the world of herding!

good work! well, didn't expect any less from this author ;)

however, with this game engine i expected some gfx glitches as well - and there is at least one
sometimes, parts of the shepherd sprite remain in the bottom rows of the screen
i wonder if it's possible to fix it?
by Lethargeek
Mon Mar 18, 2024 4:56 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Savage Princess 2
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: Savage Princess 2

good news! one of the few AGD games for which i'd like to make an ULAX version ;)
by Lethargeek
Sat Mar 16, 2024 8:08 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: 2d and other graphics modes
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: 2d and other graphics modes

Other options for flat 2d are 1st-person (usually a view from a racing car, a crosshair for FPS shooters) Behind view (racing genre is the only that comes to my mind) it's not "flat" even if some objects are flat (but are scaled according to the distance) also even sprite racing games usu...
by Lethargeek
Sat Mar 16, 2024 6:28 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: ZX ULAX emulator
Replies: 256
Views: 74669

game pack update (and some tech talk)

meet four new additions: Arkos (3 parts) the Island of Dr.Destructo Mini Fly (aka Destructo 2) Prince Clumsy also two of the past releases were improved/fixed: Blinky's Scary School Corsarios - part 2 As said before, there's some room to fix some original graphical bugs and glitches because you only...
by Lethargeek
Wed Mar 13, 2024 11:24 pm
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: My mod of ... Vixen
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Re: My mod of ... Vixen

good work and much better than the original! well, except that title screen, sorry Ralf :lol: there's one annoying problem however: some big bushes may hide the monsters completely and it's very easy to jump into them either make the whole bush lower, or even better - make it uneven height with gaps...
by Lethargeek
Sun Mar 10, 2024 3:41 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Oblique 3D Graphics - true or not?
Replies: 21
Views: 446

Re: Oblique 3D Graphics - true or not?

Put a piece of paper over the entire right hand side of the screen. Everything still visible on the left side is obviously oblique, all the lines are parallel. Now move the paper to the left hand side and observe the same is true of the right. Just because you then stitch the two together, it doesn...
by Lethargeek
Sat Mar 09, 2024 3:01 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Oblique 3D Graphics - true or not?
Replies: 21
Views: 446

Re: Oblique 3D Graphics - true or not?

Well it sort of is. no, it isn't - "oblique" belongs to "parallel" group where "parallel" means "all originally parallel lines remain parallel in the pic" which is obviously not the case here (unless you want to believe the original angles were all meant to b...
by Lethargeek
Sat Mar 09, 2024 2:40 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Oblique 3D Graphics - true or not?
Replies: 21
Views: 446

Re: Oblique 3D Graphics - true or not?

Einar Saukas wrote: Sat Mar 09, 2024 2:38 pm All objects are oblique.
and the entire scene is not
by Lethargeek
Sat Mar 09, 2024 2:31 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Oblique 3D Graphics - true or not?
Replies: 21
Views: 446

Re: Oblique 3D Graphics - true or not?

List of all games with Oblique 3D Graphics https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/list?group_id=11005 Spike in Transylvania is missing here Pandemia is not oblique (and not even parallel) also not sure if Survival ZX belongs here They're all oblique projections, since none of them apply perspective. Pande...
by Lethargeek
Sat Mar 02, 2024 9:40 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Game versions 48K vs 128K
Replies: 30
Views: 713

Re: Game versions 48K vs 128K

You'd think that, but it often wasn't the case. Probably a lot of developers had routines built for the 48K, which often used linear screen layouts, and didn't fancy re-writing them for a pure 128 solution. Also banking on the Speccy 128 was a bit janky - having to have the "normal" scree...
by Lethargeek
Thu Feb 29, 2024 6:16 pm
Forum: Showcase your work!
Topic: Saboteur 2 mod
Replies: 64
Views: 3153

Re: Saboteur 2 mod

Nope. But you can see it in the official 2019 remake for modern platforms. well i thought something simpler and cheaper for the spectrum version - like you can hear a roar in the neraby rooms then the background goes all red, then yellow, then white, then filled with solid white, then it goes back ...
by Lethargeek
Thu Feb 29, 2024 6:09 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: RZX link not downloading properly
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: RZX link not downloading properly

pavero wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 4:15 pm Because we don't have permission from the author to host the files on the SC site, so even the RZX file is 'hidden' too. I have added 'distribution denied' tag.
how it is denied when it's free on the official page