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by Pegaz
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: Old Tower
Replies: 14
Views: 467

Re: Old Tower

Just one word - fantastic!
Thank you Denis, you really did a great job. :)
by Pegaz
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Old Tower Preview
Replies: 26
Views: 633

Re: Old Tower Preview

Great stuff!
Is it possible to make smooth pixel scrolling shooter with this engine?
Some kind of multicolour Uridium type of game, for example...
by Pegaz
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Top 30 Homebrew games for the Spectrum
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Top 30 Homebrew games for the Spectrum

This is a very good list.
Also, at least a dozen games deserve to be there, for example:
Cray 5, Funky Fungus, Bouncing Bomb: Redux, Oddy the Viking, Karlos, Zombie Calavera, Banger Management, Circuitry, That Sinking Feeling, Teodoro, Foggy Quest, Pietro Bross, Crimbo, Tourmaline, Dark Castle...
by Pegaz
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Day one games
Replies: 16
Views: 495

Re: Day one games

Definitely, the first impressions of Spectrum's hires graphics were exceptional. Before that I had zx81 for a short period of time and then my grandpa and grandma, bought me the new Spectrum. Since I first loaded the Horizons tape and saw those two hires pictures (Psion logo and Horizons loading scr...
by Pegaz
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Day one games
Replies: 16
Views: 495

Re: Day one games

I think Thro the wall should not be taken into account because it's the first game for anyone who bought the new Spectrum, including me. So, my first two commercial games I had were Pssst and Backgammon (Psion). Both seemed great to me then, but Pssst stood test of time and I still enjoy playing it....
by Pegaz
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New version of ZX-Diagnostics (v0.37)
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: New version of ZX-Diagnostics (v0.37)

Thanks for this balford.
I really appreciate your tool and it's nice to see a new version. :)
by Pegaz
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: AY emulation testing
Replies: 37
Views: 1155

Re: AY emulation testing

In theory, you can configure a HDMI mode with exact frequencies, but isn't easy to generate the needed numbers and can depend a bit of every TV-set, so I don't want to try this way. After all, the interlaced modes are "emulated" by modern TV-sets, and every model handles this with his own method. I...
by Pegaz
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: AY emulation testing
Replies: 37
Views: 1155

Re: AY emulation testing

Woody did a lot more than that. When Ramsoft people revealed new ULA feature (four bright shades), ten years ago, Woody managed to implement this feature in SpecEmu in just a few days. https://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/22690/interlace-demo https://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discu...
by Pegaz
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: AY emulation testing
Replies: 37
Views: 1155

Re: AY emulation testing

Yeah, I agree that targeting the actual machine is preferable. The reality is though that not everyone owns real Spectrums, and many people are forced to use emulators as their only option. Personally I'd like to write programs for platforms that people will run them on, and I'd say Spin, SpecEmu a...
by Pegaz
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: AY emulation testing
Replies: 37
Views: 1155

Re: AY emulation testing

For most emulators I have tried with noise.tap file, the noise goes from silent to louder in several visible steps.
Only SpecEmu and Spin have a smooth noise transition but it looks like the sound level is the same from the beginning to the end.
Which of these two cases is closer to the real hardware?