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by Einar Saukas
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: New WoS and ZXDB
Replies: 258
Views: 10681

Re: New WoS and ZXDB

Since my last post yesterday, all software comments at new WoS have changed. I wonder if this change is somehow related to anything I wrote? :) However it was a weird change. Basically all comments were changed from ZXDB 2018 back to Martijn's old WoS content, but discarding title and publisher from...
by Einar Saukas
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: New WoS and ZXDB
Replies: 258
Views: 10681

Re: New WoS and ZXDB

djnzx48 wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:39 am
When did the new titles get added to WoS?
They never did, but new WoS contains references to them.

At new WoS, BIFROST* ENGINE belongs to a series (of a single program) called "BIFROST/NIRVANA". Although both NIRVANA engines are new titles that don't exist in WoS yet.
by Einar Saukas
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: NZ Bits and Bytes Magazine
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: NZ Bits and Bytes Magazine

Yes, please!
by Einar Saukas
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: Suggestions on formatting of code
Replies: 52
Views: 927

Re: Suggestions on formatting of code

Ast A. Moore wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:04 am
To me, lowercasing the instructions has always looked neater. Not as SCREAMY AND SHOUTY as using all uppercase. Oh, and it’s too much extra work to hold down the Shift key. ;)
Next time try using CAPS LOCK :)


EDIT: Jokes aside, I personally think lowercase mnemonics are more legible too.
by Einar Saukas
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Cybernoid clones?
Replies: 58
Views: 5726

Re: Cybernoid clones?

Well, the author is not gathering graphics from other games directly If the author of a game simply copied graphics directly from another game, it would be a "mod", not inspiration. For instance Ku-Ku is a mod of both Project Future (copied code) and Sabre Wulf (copied graphics). An "inspired" game...
by Einar Saukas
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Speccy Screenshot Maps
Replies: 83
Views: 8681

Re: Speccy Screenshot Maps

I figured that I was going to need a map of some description just to be able to RZX the game in the first place... which eventually led to it all being bolted together into one glorious whole. Tracking down all the bugs (which was Bandit's job) was tricky enough, but we got there in the end. Would ...
by Einar Saukas
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: 3D Experimenting
Replies: 47
Views: 1163

Re: 3D Experimenting

For example it lists ADD A,r as 1 cycle and 4 T-States. For example it also lists ADD A,n as 2 cycles and 7 T-states. Therefore it's faster than doing ADD A,r twice. The point is, you previously arrived to the wrong conclusion that your routine v9 was faster than v8. Because of this, developers her...
by Einar Saukas
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: New WoS and ZXDB
Replies: 258
Views: 10681

Re: New WoS and ZXDB

It won't surprise me if Lee Fogarty now claims he's Brazilian too.
by Einar Saukas
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Cybernoid clones?
Replies: 58
Views: 5726

Re: Cybernoid clones?

Hi guys! A new Exolon clone detected! * SHURIKEN (Crash, 1989) (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/4484/ZX-Spectrum/Shuriken). Thank you! OMG! Those "inspired" graphics are fantastic! On the screenshot alone I count Nodes of Yesod, Stormlord and Trantor? To be honest I can't see the similarity w...
by Einar Saukas
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: New WoS and ZXDB
Replies: 258
Views: 10681

Re: New WoS and ZXDB

Don't ZXDB changed the spelling of machine from 'Zx Spectrum' to 'Zx-Spectrum' ? New WoS too... That's totally my fault. My Spectrum machine has always been a Brazilian "TK-90X" . Notice how the machine name is spelled with an hyphen in Brazil, as seen here and here . Unlike other countries, where ...