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by Ast A. Moore
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: No tape loading sounds on +3
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: No tape loading sounds on +3

I recommend making a universal lead for loading games, suitable for all Spectrums. It has a TS (mono) plug on one end and a TRS (stereo) on the other. The sleeves are connected, and the tip of the mono plug is connected to the ring of the stereo plug. The tip of the stereo plug is left unconnected. ...
by Ast A. Moore
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: No tape loading sounds on +3
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: No tape loading sounds on +3

How is the lead for loading games wired? How do you monitor the sound output from the Spectrum?

The input jack on the +3 should be wired as follows:

Tip: sound output
Ring: tape input
Sleeve: ground
by Ast A. Moore
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: TIKI TACA
Replies: 24
Views: 630

Re: TIKI TACA

Pretty brilliant. Atic Atak was never really my thing, but this rendition looks wonderful. Great job!
by Ast A. Moore
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 266
Views: 26709

Re: Introduce yourself!

Welcome to the forums, @Hedge1970!

Real hardware is the way to go. Cheers!
by Ast A. Moore
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Game art copied from elsewhere
Replies: 267
Views: 14172

Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

Not artwork, but this loading screen of "Chambers of Horrors” by Omega Software reminds me of certain character used by a great rock band in their covers back in the 80s... https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/SCRtoImage.php?SCR=pub/sinclair/screens/load/c/scr/ChambersOfHorrors.scr http://i1.wp.com/www....
by Ast A. Moore
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: 3D Chess 2K18
Replies: 99
Views: 3989

Re: 3D Chess 2K18

when you write something, it reads just fine to you without lengthy explanations. I do appreciate however, that the older I get, the more helpful the comments are when I revisit some past projects. In my case, if I don’t comment everything like I’m explaining to a child, I tend to forget what I do ...
by Ast A. Moore
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: 3D Chess 2K18
Replies: 99
Views: 3989

Re: 3D Chess 2K18

arkannoyed wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:04 pm
Or rip off the ones from draughts genius, even easier!
I have a better idea: to rip off the base of your chess pieces.
by Ast A. Moore
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: 3D Chess 2K18
Replies: 99
Views: 3989

Re: 3D Chess 2K18

Rewrite it into checkers. :lol: On a serious note, it could be done easily, just new gfx data and a suitable board initialising routine. Graphics currently 256 bytes, so probably possible in around 45-50 bytes max, total size no more than 350! Are you willing to put your bytes where your mouth is? ;)
by Ast A. Moore
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Soccer Simulation Help
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Soccer Simulation Help

Emlyn Hughes International Soccer.
by Ast A. Moore
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: 3D Chess 2K18
Replies: 99
Views: 3989

Re: 3D Chess 2K18

Rewrite it into checkers. :lol: