1024MAK wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:59 pm
To be fair, the 128k BASIC editor is rubbish. In some ways, I prefer the 16k/48k editor, minius the keyword entry system (assuming you are either using an Amstrad machine, a decent third party keyboard, or a emulator on a PC witch a decent keyboard).
To tell you the truth, after using the 128K for a few days, I'm very disillusioned with it. The space bar is awful, and I can't get over the weird key positioning - putting the backspace key where the tab key should be and shifting all the letter keys to the right by one space. So the Spectrum is now just sitting on top of my Altair Clone and probably won't actually get used as anything other than a door stop or the occasional demo.
I suppose if someone was to point out a couple of Spectrum-exclusive games that are worth playing, i'd bust it out for those, but mostly I was interested in how Sinclair BASIC is different than Microsoft BASIC, and BASin is a much more friendly development tool.
When the DIVMMC finally gets here, I'm certainly going to try the instructions above to create a custom ROM that works with the MMC, but really, USR 0 mode is fine for the things I'll be doing with the machine. (And despite its flaws, the Recreated is as good a keyboard as the 128, thanks to the 128's weird design.)