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by marste
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: 1K Real Chess for ZX80 and ZX81 cassette kickstarter!
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: 1K Real Chess for ZX80 and ZX81 cassette kickstarter!

you can win bytes with the JP (HL) as final screenbyte after the last NL of the board. I already implemented your suggestion and in the emulator seem working both for zx80 (standard and flickerfree) and zx81! :) I was willing to test on real hw but still was not able to do it. As soon as I'll do I'...
by marste
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: 1K Real Chess for ZX80 and ZX81 cassette kickstarter!
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: 1K Real Chess for ZX80 and ZX81 cassette kickstarter!

Thank you Moggy for the nice reply! :) Regarding the movements I can say that this depends on the facts that not much tacticts (and even more strategy) could be fit in the program, and so until it do not see an advantage or a threat it just does "a move". Infact the things change when the real play ...
by marste
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: 1K Real Chess for ZX80 and ZX81 cassette kickstarter!
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: 1K Real Chess for ZX80 and ZX81 cassette kickstarter!

No particular reason.
No one I spoke with the idea suggested it to me before.
Anyway maybe I can still leverage on them for the physical production and shipping if the project will proceed (or even in case will it not reach the critical mass)!...
Let's see
by marste
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: 1K Real Chess for ZX80 and ZX81 cassette kickstarter!
Replies: 8
Views: 565

1K Real Chess for ZX80 and ZX81 cassette kickstarter!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stevexyz/1k-real-chess-for-sinclair-zx80-and-zx81 Some of you will receive it as a gift from me, but hope some of the others will like the idea and support the initiative! I'm pretty sure I will not deliver tons of cassette, but as well they should be a very int...
by marste
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: ZEsarUX beta 5.1
Replies: 20
Views: 8818

Re: ZEsarUX beta 5.1

Yes (as shown in the example I've put in the post) I was doing exactly that!!
Tomorrow I'll make changes and report!
In the meantime thank you!
by marste
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: GAMES
Topic: STEPS - New 16K ZX81 Game
Replies: 11
Views: 649

Re: STEPS - New 16K ZX81 Game

Beautiful looking game, compliments! With the recent releases seems ZX8* are still and strong on the rise!
You've also other very nice ones, and for what I can see seems you are a very good programmer but also a very good pixel artist! :)
by marste
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX Spectrum not working
Replies: 6
Views: 814

Re: ZX Spectrum not working

The voltages on the -5V and the +12V supplies indicate that transistor TR4 is dead/blown and TR5 may also be dead. I found the transistors (equivalent ones) and I was almost changing them with a friend but then by chance we were measuring again voltages and found that also Vbb is ok and around -5V!...
by marste
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: New ZX81 Games
Replies: 196
Views: 216112

Re: easteregg 2PAXMAN

IT IS THE PLACE FOR HISCORE OF GAME3. Even in the menu there is a space between GAME 1 2 REDEFINE. When both games have a high score you can select game 3 in the menu and 4 extra levels are there to play This is a very nice touch and a nice surprise!! (I had no clue anyway before this reveal!! :sho...
by marste
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: New ZX81 Games
Replies: 196
Views: 216112

Re: New ZX81 Games

Playing both games is first thing you need to do. Question: why is lives at left bottom and not on free space on top? The level progression is really good, but I'm not able to pass the reverse levels and the lives positioning remains a mistery to me... :roll: Anyway for the global forum hiscore I c...
by marste
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: New ZX81 Games
Replies: 196
Views: 216112

Re: New ZX81 Games

I confirm that there is some problem since it didn't work on zesarux (no key was working), while it worked on EightyOne. Didn't try on the real beast tough. Anyway, it's a fantastic game! Playability as in the initial demo is superb and also the variety of screen is attracting! I've reached reverse ...