Spectranet

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Re: Spectranet

Post by PeterJ » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:19 pm

Seven.FFF wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:42 pm
PeterJ wrote:
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how do you get from installing the server, to having the Spectrum pages display.
They’re not pages, they’re spectrum files - BASIC programs, CODE files, etc, just the same as you would save to tape.

If you make a BASIC menu program %SAVE “BOOT.ZX” LINE 0 then this one should load with %LOAD “” or autorun when you connect (if you have configured auto boot), and act as your “homepage”.

Thank you. Now I understand. Much appreciated.
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Re: Spectranet

Post by PeterJ » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:22 pm

The SC site is on digital ocean droplet running Ubuntu, so shouldn't be a problem. When I have time I will have a play. Thank you. Do you know what port it runs on?

I must talk to you at some time about your Mediawiki site @Guesser
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Re: Spectranet

Post by Guesser » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:22 pm

PeterJ wrote:
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Do you know what port it runs on?
UDP 16384
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Re: Spectranet

Post by beanz » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:23 pm

PeterJ wrote:
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Some years ago I purchased a Spectranet from @beanz who kindly posted it all the way from the USA.

Anyway, its been sitting in my box of random Spectrum since since I got it, but today I finally gave it a go, and its wonderful!

I thought I would post a few photos. Does anyone else have one? I note ByteDelight are remaking them.

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Again sorry about the horrible solder job I did on those LEDs...I'm much better at soldering now without destroying traces.
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Re: Spectranet

Post by beanz » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:29 pm

There was a 2 player game apparently written for the spectranet by Winston as I recall but wasn't "released", I think @guesser played it didn't you?
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Re: Spectranet

Post by Guesser » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:47 pm

beanz wrote:
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There was a 2 player game apparently written for the spectranet by Winston as I recall but wasn't "released", I think @guesser played it didn't you?
Do you mean Spectank? That's up to four players and was "released" as it's all in the examples section of the spectranet source. I have a copy of the game client on my tnfs server. The game server is here: http://spectrum.alioth.net/svn/listing. ... ame_server_
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Re: Spectranet

Post by beanz » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:49 pm

Guesser wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:47 pm
beanz wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:29 pm
There was a 2 player game apparently written for the spectranet by Winston as I recall but wasn't "released", I think @guesser played it didn't you?
Do you mean Spectank? That's up to four players and was "released" as it's all in the examples section of the spectranet source. I have a copy of the game client on my tnfs server. The game server is here: http://spectrum.alioth.net/svn/listing. ... ame_server_
Yes that's the one, any chance of a screenshot? I never got to play it and never saw it.
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Re: Spectranet

Post by PeterJ » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:19 pm

No worries @beanz

You were very upfront about it before the transaction and I'm very happy. It's on my list to get the soldering iron out of the loft!
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Re: Spectranet

Post by Joefish » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:03 pm

Any chance of someone coming up with a wireless version? I know you can get adaptors, but would it be too power-hungry for the Speccy to do it on its own?
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Re: Spectranet

Post by Guesser » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:09 pm

Joefish wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:03 pm
Any chance of someone coming up with a wireless version? I know you can get adaptors, but would it be too power-hungry for the Speccy to do it on its own?
I think a wireless version would mean either building an ethernet<->wireless bridge into it, or completely redesigning the interface and firmware but just keeping the high level APIs the same. A 5V aux power port to power a compact wifi bridge adaptor would be the simplest concession to wifi if the speccy PSU is up to it.
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