Can someone confirm something for me?

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Ah understood Mike. :D

I'm using win 7 and 10 just for reference.
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MikeW wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:20 am I'm compiling from scratch with the latest 1.22 source on the web. However, I had to do a fair amount of fiddling to get the development environment running on am M1 Mac with parallels desktop. To make sure nothing untoward is happening I've put together a little Windows 7 machine to compile on.
Looking forward to a port to the M1 Mac. :mrgreen:
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mrtinb wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:48 pm Looking forward to a port to the M1 Mac. :mrgreen:
lol, Don't think that'll ever happen. Before I said the dev environment was running in parallels, but I spoke incorrectly - I've actually got it running in crossover. So yes, it does (kind of) run on my mac but C++Builder is only ever going to create x86/Windows code. Still, according to the Crossover website C++Builder won't even run on it.
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MikeW wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:26 pm but C++Builder is only ever going to create x86/Windows code
I'm afraid I can't agree here. The actual versions of Delphi and c++builder do create code for Linux, macos, iOS and Android as well.
They are available in a free version c++builder community edition.
The port of the GUI to firemonkey is the hard part. But it's not impossible.
I use the actual Delphi version at work and would be willing to help porting to the actual c++ builder. If there would be a limitation in the free version I could compile the releases on my company versions. It's just too big for a single person. Would you be willing to take up the task together with me?
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OK, wow, that's news to me.

Guess that's what comes from being out of the loop for so long. I thought builder/Delphi was long dead and buried. Something else for me to look into.

Today I was having a little fun... took the picture below and though to myself I never thought an emulator could look so authentic... of course the 15k CRT really helps with looking bad.
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Hi Mike

Obviously if you are on a bug hunting mission, the ZX80/ZX81 bugs should be the first to be squashed :mrgreen:.

Over on the Spectrum Computing forums, some members there talk about some possible bugs with the ZX Spectrum Interface 1 and Microdrive emulation. See this topic.

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Moggy wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:10 pm Printer works ok for me. :?
Printning works for regular ROM calls, but some of the software with custom print routines doesn’t work.

WordSinc II.3
viewtopic.php?p=18848#p18848

viewtopic.php?p=28731#p28731

This is a word processor with lowercase letters and more than 32 chars per line.

Printing on a regular Alphacom32 works fine, but printing in EightyOne prints garbage.
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Well I've spent the day rewriting the sound code.

Got rid of the old multimedia timer and now everything is synchronised to the audio output. `it should make a big difference to the sound outout (he says, now expecting the fall). All I have to do now is plug the actual emolation core sound data into the new DSound code...

I wrote the original sound code as a placeholder, just to produce some noise until I could get round to writing the proper code. I guess 18 years is long enough to wait.
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