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by Blerkotron
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Turning off the "music" in Tapper
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Turning off the "music" in Tapper

After a little conversation on Twitter this evening I was reminded of how great Tapper is on the Speccy but also how bloody awful the "music" is. As there's no way to turn it off I figured I'd try and hack it to do just that (having checked The Tipshop and come up blank). So that's what I did: POKE ...
by Blerkotron
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Best BASIC game
Replies: 15
Views: 1621

Re: Best BASIC game

There were some really impressive entries in the ZX BASIC Jam competition earlier this year. I was particularly fond of "Tarzan" and "Killer Ducks from Outer Space" - proof that you can do successful arcade games in BASIC if you try hard enough!

https://itch.io/jam/zx-spectrum-basic-jam/entries
by Blerkotron
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Website
Topic: Collecting missing screens
Replies: 15
Views: 2091

Re: Collecting missing screens

Oh, yes - sorry! I was going to DM you - I'll do that now.
by Blerkotron
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Hidden gems
Replies: 13
Views: 1759

Re: Hidden gems

One of my all-time favourite Speccy shoot-em-ups is Ano Gaia, which only ever appeared on a late-in-the-day Your Sinclair cover tape. Brilliant little game, very playable and super-colourful!

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by Blerkotron
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Collecting missing screens
Replies: 15
Views: 2091

Re: Collecting missing screens

Actually ZXDB already contains Break/Space screenshots, but it seems SC wasn't updated to latest ZXDB release yet. Please take a look and let me know if you prefer to have these screenshots replaced with yours: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/zxdb/sinclair/entries/0030410/ Also ZXDB stores this ima...
by Blerkotron
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Collecting missing screens
Replies: 15
Views: 2091

Re: Collecting missing screens

Apparently I can't use PMs because I haven't posted enough yet, but I made screens for my own game (Break/Space) and also for Paul van der Laan's 8-bit font collection (which I used in the game itself) while I had two minutes spare: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qx0z5nqdqk5cdou/SpeccyScreens.zip?dl=0 Is...
by Blerkotron
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Even better than the arcade version
Replies: 6
Views: 907

Re: Even better than the arcade version

Agreed on Renegade. I also much prefer the Speccy versions of Bomb Jack and Green Beret, and I'm sure there's another one which is currently escaping me. It'll come back to me later. Maybe.
by Blerkotron
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The first game you bought
Replies: 14
Views: 1700

Re: The first game you bought

Trashman - not my first game, but the first one I bought with my own money rather than receiving it as a present. I bought it on a whim because I liked the sound of it from the inlay (I'd no idea whether it was any good or not, I'd never even heard of it) and it turned out to be one of my favourite ...