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by akeley
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: ZX HSC Round 3 - Commando / Rainbow Islands
Replies: 17
Views: 346

Re: ZX HSC Round 3 - Commando / Rainbow Islands

Latest scores and whatnot. Please check your individual score/standing because I compiled it after little sleep/long workday. Cannon - Flappy - PSSST https://i.postimg.cc/tY6MSRV4/sshot-267.png https://i.postimg.cc/grQ7HLj7/sshot-268.png https://i.postimg.cc/bdsMn9yb/sshot-269.png Current Leaderboar...
by akeley
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: 'Engrish' messages
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: 'Engrish' messages

I'm sure there are some "Engrish" examples in other languages too...after all there were plenty of ZX games coming from non-English speaking countries.

In fact it's one of my favourite things when reading cracktros text on Amiga or C64 :)
by akeley
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: ZX HSC Round 2 - Cannonball / PSSST / Flappy Bird ZX
Replies: 91
Views: 2026

Re: ZX HSC Round 2 - Cannonball / PSSST / Flappy Bird ZX

Flappy Bird ZX - 28 Cannonball - 835 PSSST - 113,320 https://i.postimg.cc/0MN7Z4b2/IMG_20200805_224030.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/BXPcdRNj/IMG_20200810_173437.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/TyJctm0Q/IMG_20200810_182354.jpg I did not take a scr$ when I first played Flappy, so had to try the accursed bird sim...
by akeley
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Spectrum Next core on MiSTer fpga?
Replies: 33
Views: 809

Re: Spectrum Next core on MiSTer fpga?

This argument is a bit metaphysical. Perhaps we can establish a new "No true Spectrum?" fallacy? :)

In any case, you can just save your preferences in MiSTer and it will boot into whatever machine you like.
by akeley
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: ZX HSC Round 3 - Commando / Rainbow Islands
Replies: 17
Views: 346

Re: ZX HSC Round 3 - Commando / Rainbow Islands

I used to have similar feelings (WTF) about RI but once you "get" it, it's a really amazing game...well, at least the arcade version :) The trick is to master the rainbow use. Just be careful so you don't climb it when you don't want to, that's how I lose most of my lives. Also, if a baddie gets a r...
by akeley
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Website
Topic: Server speed
Replies: 10
Views: 172

Re: Server speed

Funny, after reboot it's super snappy now.
by akeley
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: ZX HSC Round 3 - Commando / Rainbow Islands
Replies: 17
Views: 346

Re: ZX HSC Round 3 - vote is open

So be it. Commando (1985, Elite, picked by Juan F. Ramirez) has edged out Chuckie Egg. The losers of the vote might still come up in the future rounds of course. The RNG game this round is Rainbow Islands (1990, Ocean, picked by PeterJ). This week we have two AAA heavy hitters. A supremely playable ...
by akeley
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Spectrum Next core on MiSTer fpga?
Replies: 33
Views: 809

Re: Spectrum Next core on MiSTer fpga?

Pegaz honestly mate, you need to look at MiSTer from a completely different point of view, otherwise you will not "get" it and will never be happy with it. Comparing it to emulation in this way is pointless. I've already said that Amiga is nearly 1:1, but that means those Amiga models - not a heap ...
by akeley
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: ZX HSC Round 3 - Commando / Rainbow Islands
Replies: 17
Views: 346

Re: ZX HSC Round 3 - vote is open

Arcadia is my submission, but I voted for Commando...our port might be lacking that sfx from Commie, but it's supremely playable.

Let's say I'll "close" this poll today at 10pm. So you can still change your mind and vote Chuckie or Beret in :) If the votes are equal I'll toss a coin.
by akeley
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Spectrum Next core on MiSTer fpga?
Replies: 33
Views: 809

Re: Spectrum Next core on MiSTer fpga?

FPGA representation is not emulation and it all works differently so you can't really compare things directly. The platforms in FPGA are aiming to be 1:1 above all, so things possible in emulators, like cranking up speed will not always work. Also the fact that a machine is emulated does not mean al...