Sam Coupe Screens Preservation

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Sam Coupe Screens Preservation

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I'm pleased to say that we can now accept Sam Coupe screens for preservation.

The first example is here:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=28501

I have been using ASCD which is a Sam Coupe emulator which exports screens in .scr format.

http://www.keprt.cz/progs/ascd/ascd100.zip

If you want to contribute any screens it would be helpful if you could change the extension from .scr to .ss4. Apart from that just follow the normal instructions here.

Many thanks to @moroz1999 for installing the new version of his zx-image library for us. I learnt a great deal from him in the process which is always a good thing.
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I didn't realise that there was another Sam emulator!
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8BitAG wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 4:39 pm
I didn't realise that there was another Sam emulator!
Yes, I only found it when I was looking for one that outputs screens. It seems to be rather good (although old!). I always like software that is 'portable' too.
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I remember, as a teenager, asking in stores if the SAM was going to arrive here (Spain). The salesman jokingly looked me and said "I don't think so." But for a long time I dreamed with that machine. I was recently using SAM BASIC a little with the SimCoupe. It have nothing to envy of an MSX 2+. Great machine.
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BTW: I always thought SAM meant "Spectrum Advanced Machine" :D
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I hope somebody would make a port of Sim Coupe emulator into Javascript :)
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Re: Sam Coupe Screens Preservation

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Do we have a bad screenshot or drawing engine error here?

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=28339

That's what I see in case if it is a browser thing:

Image
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Hi @Ralf

This is a testing phase. Some images like the one you have seen are not correctly outputted by the emulator. I'm told that this game is switching screens two thirds down The only officially working one is at the start of this thread. Please don't bother reporting other Sam screen issues for now. I will post updates here.

It's a complicated issue as you will see here. Apologies if you are already aware of the technicalities.

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/forums/ ... =32&t=1926

Once the testing phase is over I won't be displaying screens until they are individual checked.

Thanks.
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All right, I just tried to be helpful :) So let's wait for more news.
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Ralf wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 8:33 pm
All right, I just tried to be helpful :)
Thank you. It is appreciated.
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