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by Pegaz
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Day one games
Replies: 16
Views: 769

Re: Day one games

Definitely, the first impressions of Spectrum's hires graphics were exceptional. Before that I had zx81 for a short period of time and then my grandpa and grandma, bought me the new Spectrum. Since I first loaded the Horizons tape and saw those two hires pictures (Psion logo and Horizons loading scr...
by Pegaz
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Day one games
Replies: 16
Views: 769

Re: Day one games

I think Thro the wall should not be taken into account because it's the first game for anyone who bought the new Spectrum, including me. So, my first two commercial games I had were Pssst and Backgammon (Psion). Both seemed great to me then, but Pssst stood test of time and I still enjoy playing it....
by Pegaz
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New version of ZX-Diagnostics (v0.37)
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: New version of ZX-Diagnostics (v0.37)

Thanks for this balford.
I really appreciate your tool and it's nice to see a new version. :)
by Pegaz
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: AY emulation testing
Replies: 37
Views: 1705

Re: AY emulation testing

In theory, you can configure a HDMI mode with exact frequencies, but isn't easy to generate the needed numbers and can depend a bit of every TV-set, so I don't want to try this way. After all, the interlaced modes are "emulated" by modern TV-sets, and every model handles this with his own method. I...
by Pegaz
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: AY emulation testing
Replies: 37
Views: 1705

Re: AY emulation testing

Woody did a lot more than that. When Ramsoft people revealed new ULA feature (four bright shades), ten years ago, Woody managed to implement this feature in SpecEmu in just a few days. https://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/22690/interlace-demo https://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discu...
by Pegaz
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: AY emulation testing
Replies: 37
Views: 1705

Re: AY emulation testing

Yeah, I agree that targeting the actual machine is preferable. The reality is though that not everyone owns real Spectrums, and many people are forced to use emulators as their only option. Personally I'd like to write programs for platforms that people will run them on, and I'd say Spin, SpecEmu a...
by Pegaz
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: AY emulation testing
Replies: 37
Views: 1705

Re: AY emulation testing

For most emulators I have tried with noise.tap file, the noise goes from silent to louder in several visible steps.
Only SpecEmu and Spin have a smooth noise transition but it looks like the sound level is the same from the beginning to the end.
Which of these two cases is closer to the real hardware?
by Pegaz
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: Knight Lore C64 port released!
Replies: 0
Views: 286

Knight Lore C64 port released!

It has just been released an incredible Knight Lore port for c64. The speed is impressive even on stock c64, and even faster on c128 in 64 modes. Such optimization on a 1Mhz CPU is a pure magic. The same author has already done an excellent Gunfright and Pentagram port, but this is a really small ma...
by Pegaz
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: ZEsarUX-7.1
Replies: 15
Views: 816

Re: ZEsarUX-7.1

Yesterday I tested this latest version on RetroPie (raspbian stretch) with Pi2 / Pi3 and works well as expected. Just a few questions: Is it possible to remove welcome text and Zesarux logo at startup? I disabled splash text in OSD menu, but welcome text and logo are still there. How to force emulat...
by Pegaz
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: ZXBaremulator v3.0
Replies: 44
Views: 3335

Re: ZXBaremulator v3.0

I dont have 3+, but if the previous version is working, then shouldnt be a compatibility problem. Maybe something at your end, a damaged zip archive or something like that...? Did you try kernel versions from separate download links? I've tested Baremulator on Zero / Pi 2 / Pi 3 and all versions hav...