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by redballoon
Fri May 31, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best geology...
Replies: 31
Views: 4240

Re: Best geology...

Rocks are, uh...hard...to do. You could take the easy “that’ll do” root and create random noise, but I think that looks really rubbish. The surrounding rocks for Vallation was “easier” - 2 different blocks for each level. They pretty much tiled but deliberately kept blocky to give a console-y stylis...
by redballoon
Wed May 08, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: Atic-Atac Isometric Version
Replies: 110
Views: 14847

Re: Atic-Atac Isometric Version

Yip, apparently so. I have no idea of the technical gubbins behind it all, though. The Next version is being being converted by Kev Brady, who is 1 of the Spectrum Next team, so he knows the hardware. The first time I saw the Next version running was on the Friday night there before the Play Expo An...
by redballoon
Tue May 07, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: Atic-Atac Isometric Version
Replies: 110
Views: 14847

Re: Atic-Atac Isometric Version

Did you get along to see and try both the PC and Next demos, Daren? Sorry that I never got to chat you you if you did - there were tons of people I never got to meet. We’ve had some great feedback and nice comments regarding it so that’s been really encouraging. 1 thing that’s changed already is tha...
by redballoon
Thu May 02, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: Atic-Atac Isometric Version
Replies: 110
Views: 14847

Re: Atic-Atac Isometric Version

If anyone is popping along the Play Expo Manchester this weekend, you can play a demo of both the PC and Spectrum Next version at the Spectrum Next stand. I’ll be there along with Richard and Kev so they can answer any questions while I’ll drone on about Spectrum graphics.
by redballoon
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion
Replies: 292
Views: 22681

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion

It's less than 2 weeks now for the Manchester Play Expo and there will be a sizeable Spectrum Next presence there from the team (I think) and games being released on it. I'm not sure about hardware, but I expect some of that to be showcased, too. Now, I'm not part of them but will be there in an uno...
by redballoon
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: Atic-Atac Isometric Version
Replies: 110
Views: 14847

Re: Atic-Atac Isometric Version

Oh hello
by redballoon
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Question about Interface 2
Replies: 10
Views: 1008

Re: Question about Interface 2

It works without a cartridge. Nothing will appear on screen when it’s plugged in [without a cart] other than the usual (c) 1982 Sinclair Reasearch Ltd. or the initial screen from whatever Spectrum model you’re using.
by redballoon
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: 3D Chess 2K18
Replies: 336
Views: 26661

Re: 3D Chess 2K18

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/8olkxldbv4tc3ed/shutter_test_01.gif?dl=1 Static version; https://dl.dropbox.com/s/oru2nhuj03ujfpn/static_shutter_test_01.gif?dl=1 I like the effect, but it renders the piece unreadable if there is anything behind it. Out of the options tested, I reckon the arrow is still th...
by redballoon
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: 3D Chess 2K18
Replies: 336
Views: 26661

Re: 3D Chess 2K18

The problem using that arrow at its current size is the difficulty in seeing it when it’s above the front row as it gets lost against the back row. I’d try a bigger sized arrow and maybe even a thicker outline.
by redballoon
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: Aliens: Neoplasma
Replies: 39
Views: 3616

Re: Aliens: Neoplasma

This looks absolutely fantastic! If I’m being nit-picky, there’s a couple of things I’d change and that’s only because I’m a massive Alien/Aliens nerd and totally jealous.