Online Emulation Update

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Online Emulation Update

Post by PeterJ » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:31 pm

I'm pleased to let you know that on-line emulation has been rolled out throughout the site. We have decided to use JSSpeccy internally and QAOP externally. Any game pages which have a downloadable TAP file will also have playable links (This is indicated by the Joystick Icon).


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A good example is:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=32228

We encourage all authors to provide .TAP versions of their files.

Thanks to @pavero for the coding, and Ricardo @4thRock for the styling.

Online emulation is never the same as playing on real hardware or a dedicated downloaded emulator, but it gives you a good feel for the game.
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Re: Online Emulation Update

Post by Kweepa » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:53 pm

This is awesome!
One minor niggle is that if you choose JJSpeccy in a wide browser window it clips off the bottom of the screen. (It can be fixed by narrowing the browser window (or running the QAOP version, which scales so that the screen fits on both x and y).)
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Re: Online Emulation Update

Post by hikoki » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:10 pm

Thanks!

Styling looks like this on my tablet

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Re: Online Emulation Update

Post by Einar Saukas » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:24 pm

PeterJ wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:31 pm
We encourage all authors to provide .TAP versions of their files.
Or TZX!

Although Spectrum Computing doesn't provide TZX emulation right now, I'm sure it can be worked out. There's no need to flood ZXDB with TAP versions of existing TZX files! :)
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Re: Online Emulation Update

Post by pavero » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:49 pm

Einar Saukas wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:24 pm
PeterJ wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:31 pm
We encourage all authors to provide .TAP versions of their files.
Or TZX!

Although Spectrum Computing doesn't provide TZX emulation right now, I'm sure it can be worked out. There's no need to flood ZXDB with TAP versions of existing TZX files! :)
TAP files are always needed. DivIDE/DivMMC, etc. can't handle TZX format at all. ;-)
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Re: Online Emulation Update

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:44 am

This is really a cool feature.
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Re: Online Emulation Update

Post by PeterJ » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:08 am

I forgot to mention that following feedback that we received a few months ago, the image of the tape has been rotated 180 degrees.thanks Ricardo!
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Re: Online Emulation Update

Post by 4thRock » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:04 pm

Did some minor changes to the layout that should fix the Download listing on the iPad portrait display.
Also made JJSpeccy smaller on landscape view (all devices). Not perfect but should work with no clipping or scrolling.

Thanks all for feedback, I just hope I didn't break anything else in fixing this :D
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Re: Online Emulation Update

Post by hikoki » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:28 pm

4thRock wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:04 pm
Did some minor changes to the layout that should fix the Download listing on the iPad portrait display.
Indeed,thanks

however emulator links do not fit on portrait on smaller devices
an easy fix could be placing joystick links first, to the left of tape links
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Re: Online Emulation Update

Post by PeterJ » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:11 pm

What device are you using @hikoki? I have an old Samsung S5 Android phone and it displays fine in I'm using Chrome on mobile. What are you using, and can you post a screen grab? If it's a modern browser it should resize due to the use of Bootstrap.

This is the problem nowadays with so.many different devices and each browser handles pages separately. It's anightmare!
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