ZX Spectrum High Score Club - any interest?

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So far most of the submitted games look pretty straightforward when it comes to scoring. But yeah, we can decide individually should a trickier one appear.

I'll try to get the first round ready for Sunday. Anybody can still submit more games - so far there were 17 entries.
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I'd like to see Grand Prix 2, Edge Grinder, and Stagger.
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Edge Grinder is a ZX-Evo only.
Maybe it's better to stick to the games for standard Spectrum 48/128k models for now.

Here are my suggestions:

1. Dan Dare (obviously)
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2. Dynamite Dan II
3. Parsec
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Pegaz wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:07 am
Edge Grinder is a ZX-Evo only. Maybe it's better to stick to the games for standard Spectrum 48/128k models for now.
If it can't be (easily) emulated then yes, it'd be a bit too limiting.
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As far as I remember, only the Russian Unreal Speccy emulator, supports this game properly and the emulation is not exactly a walk through the park...
ZX-Evo is a kind of Russian Spectrum Next, with advanced graphics modes and this game is one of its exclusives.
Otherwise, there are other games for these most powerful machines (ATM, Evo, Next), which use improved hardware capabilities, but they are more like PC, than Spectrum games.
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Edge Grinder supports Pentagon 2.666LE from the beginning.
There also exists a version for ATM2, but it's slower.
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Alone Coder wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:44 am
Edge Grinder supports Pentagon 2.666LE from the beginning.
There also exists a version for ATM2, but it's slower.
I’ve never had a decent speed for Edge Grinder with UnrealSpeccy, on anything but ZX-Evo emulation.
Can you send an uneral.ini file for that Pentagon configuration you mention, I'd like to give it a try.
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Here it is: http://nedoos.ru/svn/listing.php?repnam ... 45fb4bfe18
Pentagon 2.666LE isn't emulated anywhere AFAIK.
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Alone Coder wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:19 pm
Here it is: http://nedoos.ru/svn/listing.php?repnam ... 45fb4bfe18
Pentagon 2.666LE isn't emulated anywhere AFAIK.
Yes, in the ini file, emulation is set for ZX-Evo (ATM3 with 4096Kb and zx-evo rom).
Like I said, Edge Grinder is running at full speed on that configuration, unfortunatelly it's not the Pentagon you mentioned.
btw, my Panda AV, has instantly deleted this UnrealSpeccy (emul.exe) file of yours, as a virus.
Probably false positive, but I have various versions of the US emulator and this is the first time I have virus detection.
I just replaced it with my US v3.9 exe file and it works well, like ZX-Evo model, of course.
But, never mind, we better not offtopic this thread...
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