What ZX81 game are you currently playing?

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Re: What ZX81 game are you currently playing?

Post by sirmorris » Fri May 18, 2012 9:38 am

Does it need joystick support?? :)
--=== ZXpand+ ... A more moderner all-in-one upgrade solution for ZX81 ===--
* SD/MMC storage * 32K Hires-capable RAM * AY sound chip * Joystick port * Serial *
* BASIC enhancements - plug & play * Reset button * Auto-boot facility *

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Re: What ZX81 game are you currently playing?

Post by yerzmyey » Fri May 18, 2012 9:50 am

Actually I admit I was thinking about it, as it's typical arcade-game (kinda space-shooter), so it wouldn't hurt. ;)
Well, it _would_ hurt flying enemies for sure. ;)
Anyway I don't hide I'd be grateful, hehe. ;)
"FERENGI" - an arcade game for ZX81: http://tiny.pl/hp3bq
"MONOCHROME" issue 5 (Spring 2014) - a free paper/PDF magazine about ZX81: http://tiny.pl/q2m44
ZX-81/TS1000/TS1500 COMPETITIONS 2007/2009: http://zx81.republika.pl/

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Re: What ZX81 game are you currently playing?

Post by sirmorris » Fri May 18, 2012 2:38 pm

Hmm, I can't make it work in EO - even configured as a 16k zx81. The game loads and shows a busy playfield but I can't start the game..

Any clues? :¬S
--=== ZXpand+ ... A more moderner all-in-one upgrade solution for ZX81 ===--
* SD/MMC storage * 32K Hires-capable RAM * AY sound chip * Joystick port * Serial *
* BASIC enhancements - plug & play * Reset button * Auto-boot facility *

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Re: What ZX81 game are you currently playing?

Post by yerzmyey » Fri May 18, 2012 2:44 pm

Hmm, that's trange.
I turned-on the EO with 16K config.
LOAD.
Any key.
5 key.
0 key (fire).
The game works. 1&A = up/down. 0=fire.
Seems like the newest EO still is bugged. (I use an old one especially because of such occasions).
Hm. Sorry I couldn't help more. :-\
"FERENGI" - an arcade game for ZX81: http://tiny.pl/hp3bq
"MONOCHROME" issue 5 (Spring 2014) - a free paper/PDF magazine about ZX81: http://tiny.pl/q2m44
ZX-81/TS1000/TS1500 COMPETITIONS 2007/2009: http://zx81.republika.pl/

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Re: What ZX81 game are you currently playing?

Post by yerzmyey » Fri May 18, 2012 2:46 pm

sirmorris wrote:The game loads and shows a busy playfield but I can't start the game..
The busy playfield is a demo of the game. The idea has been taken from arcade machines (there's the same). Any key should stop it and the game should go to the menu, like I wrote above.
maybe the emul is broken after all...? Keyboard's reading?
"FERENGI" - an arcade game for ZX81: http://tiny.pl/hp3bq
"MONOCHROME" issue 5 (Spring 2014) - a free paper/PDF magazine about ZX81: http://tiny.pl/q2m44
ZX-81/TS1000/TS1500 COMPETITIONS 2007/2009: http://zx81.republika.pl/

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Re: What ZX81 game are you currently playing?

Post by yerzmyey » Sat May 19, 2012 12:01 pm

Grrrrrr, I cannot pass over Sector 7 in Tempest.
"FERENGI" - an arcade game for ZX81: http://tiny.pl/hp3bq
"MONOCHROME" issue 5 (Spring 2014) - a free paper/PDF magazine about ZX81: http://tiny.pl/q2m44
ZX-81/TS1000/TS1500 COMPETITIONS 2007/2009: http://zx81.republika.pl/

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Re: What ZX81 game are you currently playing?

Post by yerzmyey » Mon May 21, 2012 10:18 am

sirmorris wrote:Hmm, I can't make it work in EO - even configured as a 16k zx81. The game loads and shows a busy playfield but I can't start the game..
Any clues? :¬S
Hi there,

did it help, what I wrote? If not, I can pack my old EO and send You.
"FERENGI" - an arcade game for ZX81: http://tiny.pl/hp3bq
"MONOCHROME" issue 5 (Spring 2014) - a free paper/PDF magazine about ZX81: http://tiny.pl/q2m44
ZX-81/TS1000/TS1500 COMPETITIONS 2007/2009: http://zx81.republika.pl/

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Re: What ZX81 game are you currently playing?

Post by sirmorris » Mon May 21, 2012 12:42 pm

in order to not pollute this thread I've started a new one. 'Mikro-Gen Tempest'
--=== ZXpand+ ... A more moderner all-in-one upgrade solution for ZX81 ===--
* SD/MMC storage * 32K Hires-capable RAM * AY sound chip * Joystick port * Serial *
* BASIC enhancements - plug & play * Reset button * Auto-boot facility *

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Re: What ZX81 game are you currently playing?

Post by yerzmyey » Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:18 pm

Meanwhile, thx to Andy, I play today the MinerMan for maaaaaany hours (on ZXpand joystick ;) ).
"FERENGI" - an arcade game for ZX81: http://tiny.pl/hp3bq
"MONOCHROME" issue 5 (Spring 2014) - a free paper/PDF magazine about ZX81: http://tiny.pl/q2m44
ZX-81/TS1000/TS1500 COMPETITIONS 2007/2009: http://zx81.republika.pl/

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Re: What ZX81 game are you currently playing?

Post by yerzmyey » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:30 pm

Still MinerMan. For hours. :)
And with NO cheating. ;)
EarlGrey and ZX81 in the evening, after work - that's it, hehe.
Of course I'm not a good player, so it was actually surprising to me that I can play this game for many days.
And of course it had to stop obviously, at some point, heh. All levels are logic.
Except the 37. There is only some pure luck to finish it. So I will probably stop here.
The biggest problem is, that the game has supposedly... 38 levels! So I got stuck actually in the end.
Grrrrrrrrrrrrr.
"FERENGI" - an arcade game for ZX81: http://tiny.pl/hp3bq
"MONOCHROME" issue 5 (Spring 2014) - a free paper/PDF magazine about ZX81: http://tiny.pl/q2m44
ZX-81/TS1000/TS1500 COMPETITIONS 2007/2009: http://zx81.republika.pl/

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