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by MonkZy
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Double buffering on the Spectrum
Replies: 44
Views: 4859

Double buffering on the Spectrum

I have been making efforts to try and understand the Spectrums screen memory and also the best ways to produce frames of display data. I am currently coding some standard demoscene routines my latest is a sinus-scroller. My question is this : On fast paced games/demos do programmers avoid using a sc...
by MonkZy
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next
Replies: 53
Views: 7188

Re: ZX Spectrum Next

Taking the manufacturing of the plastics to China is not necessarily cheaper, unless the Next team is planning to produce way more than the pledged 4000 units. For a kickstarter project all the extra travel expenses dealing with a factory in China would eat into the pool of money, I am assuming at l...
by MonkZy
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: drawing a chess board
Replies: 17
Views: 1549

Re: drawing a chess board

I also forgot to mention Fuse can dump a BASIC listing to a text file. If you enable ZX Printer and Printer Emulation, LLIST will make Fuse create a text file of the listing. You may have to edit/examine .fuserc (or the relevant config file) to set/determine where the file gets dumped. You also get ...
by MonkZy
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: drawing a chess board
Replies: 17
Views: 1549

Re: drawing a chess board

Fuse does not have a copy/paste option for the BASIC editors being emulated as far as I know. There are other options for editing BASIC routines. Google search "bas2tap". With bas2tap you can convert a BASIC listing written in any kind of text editor (saved as ASCII or plain text) into a .TAP file t...
by MonkZy
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Trying to locate a game....
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Re: Trying to locate a game....

Thank you! :D
by MonkZy
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Trying to locate a game....
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Trying to locate a game....

I hae been searching for a game I used to play on the Spectrum. All I can remember is the following : The game was a played inside vector graphic tunnel, the tunnel was rectangular in section. The player was in a vehicle travelling along the tunnel. At some points the tunnel would split into two dif...
by MonkZy
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: ZXBaremulator v3.H(ikoki) beta
Replies: 29
Views: 2834

Re: ZXBaremulator v3.H(ikoki) beta

Thank you. The new icon to indicate extended keyboard mode is a good improvement. I will give it some testing. I have fixed my controller by building up some blue tac around the usb plug :D
by MonkZy
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: ZXBaremulator v3.H(ikoki) beta
Replies: 29
Views: 2834

Re: ZXBaremulator v3.H(ikoki) beta

Can you provide a link for the 3.H.5 version. The link at the top of this thread is for the 3.H.3 version.
by MonkZy
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: ZXBaremulator v3.H(ikoki) beta
Replies: 29
Views: 2834

Re: ZXBaremulator v3.H(ikoki) beta

Looking forward to the update. Even with the bug the emulator is usable, have been playing on it a few hours this evening. hikoki I think the usb port on my controller is quite worn out. With some care I have had a few hours of gameplay, having something that causes trouble if you wiggle it makes fo...
by MonkZy
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: New demo: Pushbot
Replies: 40
Views: 4439

Re: New demo: Pushbot

This game is great :D . I am stuck on level 10 though. :oops: It does not seem possible.