The game is a direct C conversion of the "Hangman" game taken from the ZX Spectrum BASIC manual.
It requires 16K and a graphics expansion, G007, WRX and ARX modes are supported.
It is meant for 2 players, a first one will type in a secret word, the second one will have to guess it by typing the single letters.
It is advisable not to let the second player looking at the screen while entering the secret word !
Post scriptum: the graphics modes could not work well on EightyOne, they heavily depend on the version you are using.
As an example, in the (current) recent versions, the ARX mode "rolls" the character rows out of the expected intarlaced sequence.
Please report problems only if you tested the game on a real ZX81.
A very interesting post - will check it out shortly when I get real machine access…
ARX mode - is anyone able to share technical details on this mode - I haven’t heard of it before until tonight..
Is it pseudo high res or real? A trick real or real real hires like WRX is real?
Anybody have a driver disassembly and is it reliable on a real machine?
Sorry a lot of questions but details on it seem sparse .. Very interesting though..
It’s an internal modification, that enables UDG (user defined graphic characters) from RAM. And then 16 different char set are possible, and the driver uses 12 char sets on the screen at once, so the first 2 lines uses 1st char set, next two lines uses 2nd char set etc. This way the whole screen is filled with 12 different char sets. Now you change the char set in RAM for full resolution hires.
https://web.archive.org/web/20150216222 ... x81+2.html
ZX81, Lambda 8300, Commodore 64, Mac G4 Cube
Be aware that EightyOne is a bit picky regarding the Memotech HRG mode, I recommend to try different versions of the emulator and to disable the "Advanced Effects" in the "TV Emulation" section (this same flag usually needs to be enabled when the TS2068 High Resolution mode is needed).
something is strange: when I enter the first letter of the secret word to be found, it is shown on screen (upper line), but is overwritten by the second letter entered later. All following entered letters are shown correctly on screen.
I used a real Zeddy with BigBang-rom and EOV1.23 (same result) and the WRX-version.
Here a picture: secret word is "123456" and I entered then "1", "2" ..., but only "2345.." is shown in the first line:
Bug or feature?
The Memotech version is fixed already, it was a consequence of the VT-ANSI terminal coordinates are numbered (1,1) for the top-left corner rather than (0,0).
I'm happy you like this little exercise, I'll surely post a fix.