Introduce yourself!

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Ast A. Moore
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by Ast A. Moore » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:57 pm

Hi @jumperror,

Welcome to SC!
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Every man should plant a tree, build a house, and write a ZX Spectrum game.

Author of A Yankee in Iraq, a 50 fps shoot-’em-up—the first game to utilize the floating bus on the +2A/+3,
and zasm Z80 Assembler syntax highlighter.

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WhatHoSnorkers
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by WhatHoSnorkers » Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:30 pm

Hello! I had a ZX81 and then a +2 back in the day, and got back on the BASIC horse this year.

I typed in the Usborne "Write Your Own Fantasy Adventures For Your Microcomputer" programs. I wanted to add them to the World of Spectrum website but I didn't realise it was... not updated. Would it be useful here?

I have a silly YouTube channel but the games I've typed in I'd be happy to supply here if I knew how! I did all the games from Virgin Games "Adventures for your ZX Spectrum" and some others that might be missing.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmKA-M ... rhPBsWzJg/

I just like typing in games!

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https://www.youtube.com/c/JamesOGradyWhatHoSnorkers

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R-Tape
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by R-Tape » Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:02 pm

WhatHoSnorkers wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:30 pm
Hello!
What ho!
I'd be happy to supply here if I knew how!
Yep we can add them to the archive. I've sent you an email.

For starters they can be added as a zipped bundle to the book IDs, here and here. Whether each type-in should get invidual IDs would have to be decided.
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Lethargeek
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by Lethargeek » Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:15 am

hi, long time on wos & zx-pk, but right now this forum seems more lively
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barry
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by barry » Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:07 pm

Hi, decided a few days ago to finally try to teach myself BASIC on a 48k speccy. I refuse to use the 128k and plus versions, it has to be 48k for those sentimental vibes!
Been trying a few emulators and making a few bleeps and whatnot. Considered buying a speccy but instead just ordered some zx key stickers to stick on my pc keyboard, hopefully that works.
So yeah that's that!, happy new year!
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Ast A. Moore
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by Ast A. Moore » Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:18 pm

Welcome to SC, @barry!
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Every man should plant a tree, build a house, and write a ZX Spectrum game.

Author of A Yankee in Iraq, a 50 fps shoot-’em-up—the first game to utilize the floating bus on the +2A/+3,
and zasm Z80 Assembler syntax highlighter.

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by R-Tape » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:01 pm

barry wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:07 pm
Hi, decided a few days ago to finally try to teach myself BASIC on a 48k speccy. I refuse to use the 128k and plus versions, it has to be 48k for those sentimental vibes!
Been trying a few emulators and making a few bleeps and whatnot. Considered buying a speccy but instead just ordered some zx key stickers to stick on my pc keyboard, hopefully that works.
So yeah that's that!, happy new year!
Welcome Barry! The plus version is fine by me, but I agree about 48K BASIC - codewords all the way. You might want to consider entering this year's crap games comp. It's a great fun and a way to hone your skills.
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WhatHoSnorkers
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by WhatHoSnorkers » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:59 pm

I do find it strange. Even back in the day when I had a +2 I rarely used 128K mode to type things in. Looking at it now, I think having the cursor in amongst all the lines just feels weird. The actual typing of PEEK and POKE isn't too bad... it's the "where is the cursor what am I doing" stuff that makes me prefer finding the keywords.

That and you don't get more memory without being clever, I think.
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TheGoodDoktor
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by TheGoodDoktor » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:45 pm

Greetings from Liverpool

I got a Speccy when I was 10 and it changed my life! I started playing games and then got more and more into programming - I still played games most of the time of course! I dreamed that one day I would become a games programmer.
I've now been a professional games programmer for 23 years! I'm one of the founders and the technical director of Lucid Games.
Unfortunately we don't do much Z80 programming in the games industry anymore but I like to dabble in my spare time to help keep my aging mind sharp.
I'm particularly interested in reverse engineering old games and seeing how the programmers back in the day did stuff.

All the best,
Mark.
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Ast A. Moore
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by Ast A. Moore » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:48 pm

TheGoodDoktor wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:45 pm
I'm particularly interested in reverse engineering old games and seeing how the programmers back in the day did stuff.
Awesome, @TheGoodDoktor! Great to have you on board, Mark.
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Every man should plant a tree, build a house, and write a ZX Spectrum game.

Author of A Yankee in Iraq, a 50 fps shoot-’em-up—the first game to utilize the floating bus on the +2A/+3,
and zasm Z80 Assembler syntax highlighter.

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