New Telesoftware

People are still making stuff for the Sinclair related machines. Tell us about new games and other software that runs on the Spectrum, ZX80/ZX81, Pentagon and Next.
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New Telesoftware

Post by Guesser » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:52 pm

The Teletext Block Party 2018 in Wigan this weekend saw the release of the first ZX Spectrum telesoftware download in at least a couple of decades. The 'game' is called Too Much Wine and was distributed over a closed circuit UHF television broadcast system in a format compatible with Channel 4 telesoftware and the OEL/Volex teletext adapter.

I'd love to see how @Einar Saukas will account for that in his database :lol:

The game was broadcast on page 470 of the Block Party 2018 channel which can be viewed via the online teletext emulator here for a short while: https://temp.zxnet.co.uk/teletext-viewe ... 3&page=470 ;)
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Re: New Telesoftware

Post by R-Tape » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:39 pm

Nope. I haven't got a ****ing clue what to do here! Einar probably would—though he might be foxed by the concept of choosing to go to Wigan—but he doesn't have the time.

Guesser, if you want to blitz this into an easily digestible puree for idiots like me, that I can then pass on to Einar, please do :-)

Can't you just post AGD games like everyone else?
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Re: New Telesoftware

Post by Guesser » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:16 pm

Tee hee. :D
I'm hoping that now I've got Block Party out of the way (I spent the last few weeks building the system for distributing four television channels to TVs around the gallery for the event) I hope to get on and complete getting emulation of the teletext adapter into Fuse. Then you can experience the game the way it was intended. (I'm sure I could be convinced to leak the tap file it was converted from if asked very nicely but it was released to the public via telesoftware download).
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Re: New Telesoftware

Post by MatGubbins » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:47 pm

Ha ha, that TV remote can do more than I thought! Change channels, display the test cards for each station, sort through the Teletext pages. That's some dedication!!
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Re: New Telesoftware

Post by Guesser » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:25 am

I linked directly to the channel and page because it's hilarious how many people are utterly foxed otherwise by the need to turn the telly ON first before you can change channel etc 🤣
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Re: New Telesoftware

Post by Ast A. Moore » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:54 am

Hey, it even goes full screen.

Oh, wait. No picture/geometry adjustment or a way to get into the service menu. Lame.

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