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by balford
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: connecting to Digital TV
Replies: 25
Views: 880

Re: connecting to Digital TV

I feel like that article misses a trick by not also describing the mods to put audio on pin 3 and the second 12V on pin 5. One SCART cable pinout to rule them all (and fully support all the SCART signals) :) I suppose they're somewhat more involved on the 128, needing wire to patch signals across. ...
by balford
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: connecting to Digital TV
Replies: 25
Views: 880

Re: connecting to Digital TV

You can find details on how to make your 128 Spectrum SCART compliant here (requires a little soldering, well within the reach of a beginner):
https://spectrumforeveryone.com/technic ... compliant/
by balford
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Zx Spectrum Plus does not respond to keyboard commands
Replies: 11
Views: 734

Re: Zx Spectrum Plus does not respond to keyboard commands

This is going to be a ULA problem, unfortunately. What happens is that one of the KBx lines in the ULA gets stuck low, so the ROM code thinks multiple keys are permanently held down, therefore no keypresses can be registered. If you run a diagnostic program that displays the status of port 0xFE then...
by balford
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: zx-diagnostics v0.36 released
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: zx-diagnostics v0.36 released

Yes, just that the ROM checksum and machine auto detection won’t work if you’re not using one of the devices on the supported list (see the wiki for details).
by balford
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: zx-diagnostics v0.36 released
Replies: 2
Views: 284

zx-diagnostics v0.36 released

Hi everyone,

I'm pleased to announce the release of zx-diagnostics v0.36.

Full changelog and binaries are available here:
https://github.com/brendanalford/zx-dia ... /tag/v0.36

Have fun, and please let me know if you encounter any issues :)
by balford
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: World of Spectrum....
Replies: 162
Views: 10821

Re: World of Spectrum....

Just in case things are hotting up. While I'm flabbergasted by some of his posts can we be sure we don't resort to insults. Don't give anyone a reason to hit the report post button. I’d like to apologise for the tone of my earlier posts. You are completely right and there is indeed no need to stoop...
by balford
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: World of Spectrum....
Replies: 162
Views: 10821

Re: World of Spectrum....

May I be the first to call 'Bollocks'. Really Lee, you're insulting people's intelligence here. You're a chancer, spoofer, and whatever other adjective suits a person who takes on a project way above their capability level. The best thing you could do is to hand over WoS to a more capable team of pe...
by balford
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: World of Spectrum....
Replies: 162
Views: 10821

Re: World of Spectrum....

Quite interesting that Richard, Gerard and David have been thrown under the bus as far as WoS moderation goes. Funnily enough whilst I don't always agree with them I've found them somewhat more approachable than the admin who purports to be acting in the site's best interests...
by balford
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: World of Spectrum....
Replies: 162
Views: 10821

Re: World of Spectrum....

It is nice to see people's opinions here, and even nicer that people are allowed to express them freely ;)
by balford
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: World of Spectrum....
Replies: 162
Views: 10821

Re: World of Spectrum....

I presume Whacker's talking about the requirement for individual API keys for programmatic access to WoS resources.