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by Blerkotron
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Development Environments
Replies: 18
Views: 2467

Re: Development Environments

Here's my setup: Microsoft's ' Visual Studio Code ' for editing (it has a plug-in for Pasmo/Z80 highlighting which should also work for most assemblers). Pasmo for assembling. SpecEmu for debugging. BitBucket for source control. VS Code makes for an excellent Z80 editor, it's not just for modern lan...
by Blerkotron
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with G: discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 3544

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with G: discussion

I'd second adding Gyroscope, and also Gryzor - an excellent conversion.

And it's never going to win, but I have a real soft spot for Sinclair User's cover-tape exclusive, Go Bear Go!
by Blerkotron
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with F: vote
Replies: 32
Views: 3329

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with F: vote

Blimey, this was the toughest one yet - loads of great games and no 'clear' winner. Eventually went with Fairlight, although I feel a bit guilty for Fred and Frank N Stein. And Feud. And Firelord. And Firefly. And Frankie. Oh no!
by Blerkotron
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Mr Do coming soon to Spectrum
Replies: 33
Views: 2979

Re: Mr Do coming soon to Spectrum

This is one of my all-time favourite arcade games! I wanted a Speccy conversion so much back in the day but alas it was never to be. And yet somehow, here it is - 36 years late, granted, but better late than never. :)
by Blerkotron
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Worst arcade conversion
Replies: 37
Views: 3760

Re: Worst arcade conversion

US Gold's "Breakthru" conversion was absolutely dismal - borderline unplayable, lengthy pauses for no apparent reason, joystick options which flat-out don't work. And you could complete the entire game without dying by just holding jump down because your car would bounce over absolutely anything wit...
by Blerkotron
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: Calling all ZX Spectrum Devs
Replies: 21
Views: 2139

Re: Calling all ZX Spectrum Devs

Happy for any of my games to be considered providing credit is given and it's all free, Morcar:
https://blerkotron.itch.io/
by Blerkotron
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Poll: Best game of 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2015

Re: Poll: Best game of 2017

Sword of Ianna, Crystal Kingdom Dizzy and the game I spent the most time on in 2017 - Pixel Quest 2000.

Thanks to whoever voted for Break/Space. :)
by Blerkotron
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with E: discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 3220

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with E: discussion

If we're discounting 'the' from titles then I'd like to suggest "The Eidolon", which I spent many a happy hour playing back in the day.

Otherwise I'll wait for 'T'. :)
by Blerkotron
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with D: vote
Replies: 33
Views: 3303

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with D: vote

Dan Dare for me. Beautiful, smooth, great fun to play - I lost days to that and still love a game even now.

Decathlon would've been my second choice - can't quite forgive it for breaking my keyboard membrane. :)