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by ketmar
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Showcase your work!
Topic: dsForth/TR-DOS
Replies: 27
Views: 1645

Re: dsForth/TR-DOS

just for fun i wrote Z80 disassembler in Forth. it compiles from exactly the same source both in "native" mode (i.e. you can disassemble you assembled code while you're assembling it ;-), and in "zx" mode (i.e. for dsForth). ok, i lied a little, there is one ifdef: $IFNATIVE [0x] 00 C, $ENDIF it can...
by ketmar
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Spectrum Next core on MiSTer fpga?
Replies: 56
Views: 2825

Re: Spectrum Next core on MiSTer fpga?

@Seven.FFF sorry, you're right. i never intended to start this offtopic here, but it still happened. my bad.
by ketmar
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Spectrum Next core on MiSTer fpga?
Replies: 56
Views: 2825

Re: Spectrum Next core on MiSTer fpga?

and let me ask it again: what is so wrong with calling it "Pentagon scene"? This is simply incorrect. The 'Pentagon compatibility' thing was mostly pushed by a number of diskmags, as well as the so-called 'demo scene'. It was popular in some regions, in others it was virtually unknown. On the whole...
by ketmar
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Spectrum Next core on MiSTer fpga?
Replies: 56
Views: 2825

Re: Spectrum Next core on MiSTer fpga?

The only objection you can propose is that Pentagon is "unofficial". and you know what? this is exactly the thing that defines what is Spectrum, and what is not. And the Russian Speccy scene is BIG. and let me ask it again: what is so wrong with calling it "Pentagon scene"? why you're so inclined t...
by ketmar
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Showcase your work!
Topic: dsForth/TR-DOS
Replies: 27
Views: 1645

Re: dsForth/TR-DOS

more progress: it is now possible to create "minimal" and "minified" dsForth builds. the difference is that in minimal build most of the kernel is there, the only things dropped are the parser and the compiler, making the kernel ~8 kb smaller than the full one. and in minified mode the main word is ...
by ketmar
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Spectrum Next core on MiSTer fpga?
Replies: 56
Views: 2825

Re: Spectrum Next core on MiSTer fpga?

software is already fixed for Pentagon Russian Speccy scene ok, i see. "we have Spectrum, but we have to fix Spectrum software for it to work on our Spectrum". and the blue is the new green. i fully understand that you want to have your own "Spectrum scene", but let's be honest: it is Pentagon scen...
by ketmar
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Spectrum Next core on MiSTer fpga?
Replies: 56
Views: 2825

Re: Spectrum Next core on MiSTer fpga?

that's exactly why they are not ZX Spectrums. You have no chance in rewriting the history. They were called Spectrums in the press throughout the 90's and 00's and they will forever be. ah, sure, the press is The Definitive Source now. i see. The compatibility between initial and newer models of a ...
by ketmar
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Spectrum Next core on MiSTer fpga?
Replies: 56
Views: 2825

Re: Spectrum Next core on MiSTer fpga?

The reverse (adapting Pentagon/ATM software for original 48/128K) is almost impossible. that's exactly why they are not ZX Spectrums. they simply cannot run ZX Spectrum software as ZX Spectrum does. so emulating those non-speccys may be a bonus, but unless the main goal of the board is to emulate s...
by ketmar
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: C64 Standard Bitmap Mode (320 x 200)
Replies: 81
Views: 3457

Re: C64 Standard Bitmap Mode (320 x 200)

My first Spectrum was a Timex and probably because of the NTSC the color palette was definitely different. I remember a green tinted "cyan" and more warm "red" that looked fantastic on Deathchase. On top of that, all levels of bright were visible, including the bright black, and because of that som...
by ketmar
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Spectrum Next core on MiSTer fpga?
Replies: 56
Views: 2825

Re: Spectrum Next core on MiSTer fpga?

Went here for Russian clones :) (Personally, I can't stand a "ZX Spectrum implementation" that doesn't run software for Pentagon 1024 and ATM-Turbo 2+.) tried several times, but didn't found any "Z" or "X" in words "Pentagon" or "ATM". those are ZX-inspired, but not fully-compatible clones. 'cmon, ...