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by Jonathan
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Emulators for Z80 Based machines
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Emulators for Z80 Based machines

Hi folks, I'm seeking good emulators for Z80-based machines that have an option to import binary files directly to RAM, or have a half-decent assembler built-in. I'm aware of emulators for the ZX Spectrum and the Amstrad CPC464 so no need to tell me about those, I'm looking for other machines now. A...
by Jonathan
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Primary School Class Learn to Code on a Spectrum
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Primary School Class Learn to Code on a Spectrum

The class of P6 at Bearsden Primary School (10-11 year olds) have been taking their first steps in programming by learning to write games on the ZX Spectrum. They've been using Arcade Game Designer (AGD), a tool for creating 8-bit computer games, which comes with a simple built-in scripting language...
by Jonathan
Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll
Replies: 371
Views: 14844

Re: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll

Haven't quite decided, but strongly suspect I'll be tempted to get one at some point.

There has been no word yet on whether RC are looking for more games or will go with the same 1000 that were included with the Vega. Either way, I will continue to support the Vega.
by Jonathan
Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The best years of your favourite magazine
Replies: 34
Views: 971

Re: The best years of your favourite magazine

Early cover tapes - Wasnt keen once magazines were pamphlets and had tapes on the cover, but i still love the month when they had a special one level preview of Ikari Warriors. Played that same level over and over It's sad that Crash became a pamphlet but those cover tapes were a great way for budd...
by Jonathan
Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From Bedrooms to Billions Nottingham screening Dec 9th
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: From Bedrooms to Billions Nottingham screening Dec 9th

That sounds interesting, might have to see what I'm doing next week.
by Jonathan
Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: ZX Spectrum Homebrew games
Replies: 30
Views: 821

Re: ZX Spectrum Homebrew games

As always with Speccy game info, I reommend PSJ's Spectrum Bibles as a good launch point for stuff like this, especially the last one that gets into more recent releases. Yes, the book is a few years old now so is missing a few stunners, but still I found so many interesting games that would have p...
by Jonathan
Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Home Brew Section
Replies: 208
Views: 29100

Re: Home Brew Section

Among others, the Speccy list is a wee bit short... http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekadv.cgi?what=1®exp=&yrorder=2&year=2000&type=0&players=0&turns=0&memory=0&language=0&country=0&licence=0&feature=0&publi=0&release=0&format=0&scheme=0&scorder=2&score=085&minvotes=on&have=1&also=1&sort=4&d...
by Jonathan
Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: When does gaming on original hardware become "inauthentic"..
Replies: 17
Views: 882

Re: When does gaming on original hardware become "inauthenti

Personally, I find much of it to be in the controls. A USB adapter for my old Comp Pro has made Speccy emulation far more akin to the genuine article without the pain. I've also met people who hate emulation, who inisit that while its close, there are always timing issues, display issues, something...
by Jonathan
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15561

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

Rev. Stuart Campbell wrote:
Jonathan wrote:Sensible Soccer isn't football, it's a twisted form of Sokoban.
I would seriously love to hear the rationale behind that conclusion.
Just play it, you'll either see it or you won't. One thing Sensi isn't is football.
by Jonathan
Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15561

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

As someone who goes on gameplay above everything else put together, I always considered Kick Off and its sequel to be much better games than Sensible Soccer, by a country mile. No ifs, no buts, KO KO'd SS. Sensible Soccer isn't football, it's a twisted form of Sokoban. I haven't yet read the article...
by Jonathan
Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nice little RG video on BBC....
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: Nice little RG video on BBC....

It's a ZX81, but something isn't quite right, there's something proud of the surface. I suspect it might have a FileSixty keyboard or similar.
by Jonathan
Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum Issue 95
Replies: 84
Views: 4284

Re: From the forum Issue 95

Halls of the Things is not just my favourite Spectrum game, it is my favourite game of all time, on any platform. Released in 1983, it had horrendous controls, awful graphics and no sound at all, yet it was still amazing. Gameplay distilled to its purest form.
by Jonathan
Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the Forum Issue 90
Replies: 82
Views: 5024

Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Probably sometime late in 1992, as software houses were reluctant to look at new Spectrum software. I knew the game was finally up the following year when Your Sinclair telephoned to say they wouldn't be publishing any more cover tape games as the magazine was closing. Once the magazine stopped it l...
by Jonathan
Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games that pushed old Hware to the limit & should be re-made
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Games that pushed old Hware to the limit & should be re-

the_hawk wrote:Sam Fox Strip Poker.
I'd have thought gravity would have taken its toll on Sam's assets by now.