ZXMore development thread

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ZXMore development thread

Post by Shaun_B » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:28 pm

Hi all,

As the ZXMore (ZX81 mode) is faster than a normal ZX81 (even @ 3.2mhz from the benchmarks) I'm thinking of making a software that will take advantage of the extra processing power. I'm not sure what form it will take yet, and I have at least two projects to get finished first (one should be released shortly). Anyone interested in such a project?

Thanks,

Shaun.

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Re: ZXMore development thread

Post by 1024MAK » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:09 pm

Oh yeah :D

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Post by olofsen » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:32 pm

Sure!

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Re: ZXMore development thread

Post by PokeMon » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:47 pm

I think this is interesting, too.
And of course there are some more systems running with higher frequencies - I remember the Uber Zeddy from Andy Rea with about 20 MHz as far as I remember. 8-)

But this maybe just one single pimped system running somewhere in Fast Britain. 8-)

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Re: ZXMore development thread

Post by Shaun_B » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:12 pm

One thing I was almost successful with in my 3D programming module was wire-frame stuff... so, this might be a starting point, or maybe I've forgotten all of my linear algebra by now. Who knows?

Another possibility is something like Sim City with lots of activity going on. I also thought about a worker-type game as Shoot was quite good at keeping track of multiple enemy types, so as I'm a better developer now, I might have a look at that engine and see if there's anything that can be recycled.

Regards,

Shaun.

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Re: ZXMore development thread

Post by Andy Rea » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:09 am

PokeMon wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:47 pm
I think this is interesting, too.
And of course there are some more systems running with higher frequencies - I remember the Uber Zeddy from Andy Rea with about 20 MHz as far as I remember. 8-)

But this maybe just one single pimped system running somewhere in Fast Britain. 8-)


ah yes Still the only 20Mhz Zeddy that i know of, it is my goto zeddy. Manic miner is too fast on it ! however the many clock double enabled Zeddies should be happy running manic miner at 2x normal speed its quite playable.
Shaun_B wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:12 pm
One thing I was almost successful with in my 3D programming module was wire-frame stuff... so, this might be a starting point, or maybe I've forgotten all of my linear algebra by now. Who knows?

Another possibility is something like Sim City with lots of activity going on. I also thought about a worker-type game as Shoot was quite good at keeping track of multiple enemy types, so as I'm a better developer now, I might have a look at that engine and see if there's anything that can be recycled.

Regards,

Shaun.
Oh my wire frame..... hope it is way quicker than the rotating box i saw at Malherts some years ago, it ran on my Uber zeddy at about 1 frame a second... apparently that was fast ! :lol: :lol:

Anyway Good luck with whatever you decide to write.



Regards Andy
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Re: ZXMore development thread

Post by Shaun_B » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:11 pm

Hi Andy,

I'd pre-calculate where possible and use look-up tables for speed. But maybe you're right; 3D wire frame is a step too far.

Regards,

Shaun.

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Re: ZXMore development thread

Post by Paul » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:30 pm

Andy Rea wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:09 am
Oh my wire frame..... hope it is way quicker than the rotating box i saw at Malherts some years ago, it ran on my Uber zeddy at about 1 frame a second... apparently that was fast ! :lol: :lol:
I remember this occasion very good as well.
Thomas showed it to me on a normal speed zeddy. I suggested to try it on yours.
When it was running on your uber zeddy I could for the first time recognize that it was supposed to be rotating cube. Before I had only seen lines appear and disappear without any idea what it should be.
On your zeddy it was immediately clear it was supposed to be a box.
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