Ad Lunam

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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Oh dear. The Politburo are not going to like this...

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This is really impressive. I'm only at the manned earth orbit stage, but it's already clear there's going to be a scary amount of planning needed to progress. A 128K version with graphics sounds great (especially for a more dramatic playout of the missions), but that sounds like a huge & challenging BASIC program.

Either way, this 48K version is great. Bloody well done Ale!
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Thank you so much Dave :D

A 128K version with some graphics and AY sound would be great indeed. However I have other plans at the moment, since you read the annual you already know what they are :) Maybe later this year?
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Another "silent update". Translation errors and some not completely deleted mission messages in the Spanish version have been fixed.

In addition to that, an outdated information in the manuals regarding the number of turns for pilot training has been corrected.
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GLENN is dead. He did not even make it to orbit. He vaporized right on the launchpad.
I hope I will not kill ARMSTRONG before landing on Moon. Actually, is it possible to fail just because you killed all your pilots ?
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Unfortunately John Glenn suffered the fate that historically befell to the crew of the Apollo 1, which included Virgil Grissom and Ed White, present in the US roster in the game.

In abstract, there is nothing in the game mechanics that prevents all of your pilots from being killed. Such occurrances are extremely rare anyway, so that the game does not end up being impossible to complete. In order to send a crew on the Moon, you need at least two pilots, should you choose the two-seat capsule equipped with a docking module, an A-type service module and a one-seat lunar module, which by the way was the historical Soviet approach.
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Alessandro wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:33 pm
Unfortunately John Glenn suffered the fate that historically befell to the crew of the Apollo 1, which included Virgil Grissom and Ed White, present in the US roster in the game.
Yes, I have seen First Man with Ryan Gosling. It somehow suggests that being first man on the moon was not only matter of being best pilot in NASA but also matter of being lucky enough to survive the whole space program.
Just 12 years from Sputnik to Apollo 11, literally over dead bodies of colleagues and comrades.
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Hi everyone, the game has been updated to version 1.01. Here are the changes:

- To exit the technician choice screen it is no more necessary to insert a number of technicians,
then press "0" to cancel. Just insert "0" and you will be brought back to the previous menu.
- Some slight modifications in the text for both manual and game.
- The Spanish translation has been revised by EquinoxeZX.
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