New Software 2019

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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Re: New Software 2019

Post by djnzx48 » Wed May 01, 2019 12:12 pm

If you want to see how it works, export 6144 bytes from address 59083 while it's running. Then reset the Spectrum and load those bytes back in at address 16384.
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by R-Tape » Mon May 13, 2019 6:11 pm

Ralf wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 11:54 am
A new demo called Zx Zoo

https://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/ ... mhz#latest

Best to watch from some distance. Really. If you are at some desk, wlak away from it ;)
Can anyone unzip this? I'm using 7Zip and it can't handle it.

Direct download: https://mega.nz/#!XnJygCCJ!O0XYx_wwBYIa ... RhF9RbbSew
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by zxade » Mon May 13, 2019 6:49 pm

I couldn't extract it either using 7Zip. Out of interest I also had the same problem with the CSpect Next emulator which is also packaged as a RAR file so some kind of setting may be being applied when these are compressed, as 7Zip normally has no problem opening such files.

In the end I had to use the free command line unRAR utility (https://www.rarlab.com/rar/unrarw32.exe).

Also just found this useful online tool https://extract.me/ which will open it and allow the contents to be downloaded...
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by PROSM » Mon May 13, 2019 7:21 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 6:11 pm
Ralf wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 11:54 am
A new demo called Zx Zoo

https://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/ ... mhz#latest

Best to watch from some distance. Really. If you are at some desk, wlak away from it ;)
Can anyone unzip this? I'm using 7Zip and it can't handle it.

Direct download: https://mega.nz/#!XnJygCCJ!O0XYx_wwBYIa ... RhF9RbbSew
Odd, I've managed to open it with 7Zip just fine. Maybe you need to update your software? I'm on version 18.05 (x64, Windows).
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by zxade » Tue May 14, 2019 7:49 am

Yep, thanks @PROSM that was indeed the problem. I was on version 9.0 upgraded now to version 19.0 and it handles these RAR file ok now.
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by iadvd » Thu May 16, 2019 6:37 am

Dear all, here is my second game... Birdy Cantabile (a Musical Puzzle) :)

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Guide & code here:
https://github.com/Iadvd/Retrocomputing ... yCantabile

Download here:
https://github.com/Iadvd/Retrocomputing ... ic_ver.tap

If you have Fuse+Spectranet (or a real Spectrum + Spectranet peripheral) you can try the Android TCP/IP Virtual Joystick and play wireless using your Android phone or tablet as a joystick with this version below (instructions to use it are in the first link):
https://github.com/Iadvd/Retrocomputing ... ck_ver.tap

If R-Tape is reading this: please feel free to add it to the ZXDB :)

Some screen caps, hope you like it! Cheers! :D :D :D

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Re: New Software 2019

Post by R-Tape » Thu May 16, 2019 6:55 am

iadvd wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 6:37 am
Dear all, here is my second game... Birdy Cantabile (a Musical Puzzle) :)

If R-Tape is reading this: please feel free to add it to the ZXDB :)
Excellent! And thanks. This and your first game will be in the next update, sorry it's taking a while.
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by Ast A. Moore » Thu May 16, 2019 9:15 am

iadvd wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 6:37 am
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This looks cute! However, I take issue with random notes being displayed as mirror images. Gotta fix that, man. Gotta fix that.
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by iadvd » Thu May 16, 2019 12:16 pm

Ast A. Moore wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:15 am
iadvd wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 6:37 am
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This looks cute! However, I take issue with random notes being displayed as mirror images. Gotta fix that, man. Gotta fix that.
Hi thanks for your feedback! But sorry I do not understand very well :) do you mean that for instance the sticks of the musical notes should all be to the right side of the notes so the tiles that have those mirrored notes right now are not real notation? :D or is another thing?

If you mean that, sure I will fix it for the future 128k version!! Cheers!
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by djnzx48 » Thu May 16, 2019 12:28 pm

I think he's talking about the crotchets (filled notes) in that screenshot, they're facing the wrong way. Only the upward stems are meant to be on the right, the downward ones go on the left. And technically if a note is above the centre line, the stem points downwards, otherwise it points up.

But it doesn't really bother me that much ;) So you can decide whether it's worth changing or not.
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