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by Lethargeek
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: What is the best routine for graphics compression?
Replies: 36
Views: 5032

Re: What is the best routine for graphics compression?

To compress full screen .scr images, I'm sure you will get the best results using RCS + ZX7 combined together. Nope. :P Let me remind you of this 3 years old wos thread: https://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/51948/lgk-image-compressor ZX7 (RCS or not) like other Spectrum screen compress...
by Lethargeek
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: MiniDict3 Screen Compressor for Spectrum
Replies: 11
Views: 1658

Re: MiniDict3 Screen Compressor for Spectrum

My ' MiniDict ' technique is to XOR each attribute with the one before, which turns repetitions into zeros. I then XOR each pixel line with the one above, which again reduces blocks of pixels to just lines and dots around the edges. (What it's not good at is stipples). Then I do a frequency analysi...
by Lethargeek
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: ZX ULAX emulator
Replies: 157
Views: 15744

disaster strikes!

Because the hosting provider is involved in some criminal wars over the business right now, zx-pk.ru is down (and i'm not sure if it ever comes back to life or won't change its name later). So here's another link directly to the cloud folder: https://cloud.mail.ru/public/3Rzu/33GtNmUof At least it's...
by Lethargeek
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The screenshots look good, but it's a terrible game
Replies: 66
Views: 4799

Re: The screenshots look good, but it's a terrible game

ZxSpence wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:04 pm
More tea is still more fun to play than R Type ;)
more fun than zynaps but still two leagues down :P
by Lethargeek
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The screenshots look good, but it's a terrible game
Replies: 66
Views: 4799

Re: The screenshots look good, but it's a terrible game

Zynaps is very good and smooth. It's not as splendid as R-Type bur I find it easier and more playable. Zynaps is polished but quite boring, smooth scroll and little else - reused enemies, reused bosses, few colors per level, etc to be fair, it's 48k game, but still - even just one first level of R-...
by Lethargeek
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The screenshots look good, but it's a terrible game
Replies: 66
Views: 4799

Re: The screenshots look good, but it's a terrible game

the key value of R-type is diversity in everything (not just graphics)
by Lethargeek
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The screenshots look good, but it's a terrible game
Replies: 66
Views: 4799

Re: The screenshots look good, but it's a terrible game

for me, at least the first 3-4 levels of R-Type play great
by Lethargeek
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Players Software: vote
Replies: 11
Views: 1101

Re: The best Speccy game by Players Software: vote

metal army, was even able to complete it back in my tape days

but too late here to cast the vote :(
by Lethargeek
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Llamasoft: vote
Replies: 12
Views: 956

Re: The best Speccy game by Llamasoft: vote

never played any one of these, and screens aren't helping me to determine which one's worse :lol: