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Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
« Reply #165 on: October 08, 2020, 02:08:47 PM »
Added Spindizzy and the two Indy Jones games: Temple of Doom and the Last Crusade. Will keep trying to squeeze in the Fate of Atlantis one, but the existing TAPs seem borked.

Also, just in case someone else gets stumped by this one: when Spindizzy asks you to press EXT to exit a menu/map, you can also press both Shift keys to do the same.
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Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
« Reply #166 on: October 09, 2020, 09:01:03 AM »
A small reminder of how much you rule, Svipur  :biggrin:

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Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
« Reply #167 on: October 10, 2020, 05:25:25 PM »
10 new homebrews added to the ZX Spectrum roster:
All Hallows Rise of Pumpkin (HB)
Black & White (HB)
Circuitry 48k (HB)
Coloco (HB)
Foggy's Quest 128k (HB)
Ninjajar (HB)
Rubicon (HB)
Sector Invasion (HB)
Tenebra Macabre (HB)
Vampire Vengeance (HB)

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Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
« Reply #168 on: October 15, 2020, 11:28:00 AM »
Those Mojon Twins games are pretty cool. They surpase many vintage games.

Anyway, I thought of a few more Spectrum games worth adding (or maybe not, you be the judges): E.SWAT, Final Fight, Ikari Warriors, MERCS, Turrican and Turrican II.
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Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
« Reply #169 on: October 15, 2020, 06:51:18 PM »
Added E.SWAT, Final Fight, Ikari Warriors, MERCS, Turrican, and Turrican II.

Also threw in Licence to Kill, Tetris 2 (considered better than the well-known Mirrorsoft version), and the Magic Knight quadrilogy (Finders Keepers, Knight Tyme, Spellbound, and Stormbringer).

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Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
« Reply #170 on: October 15, 2020, 07:53:29 PM »
Excellent. As for the computer versions of "Tetris", I have to agree. Mirrorsoft did a pretty poor job with the conversions. PC owners later got "Super Tetris" and "Tetris Classic", but 8 bit users weren't that lucky.

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Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
« Reply #171 on: October 16, 2020, 08:37:37 AM »
Incase you didn't know:
NES 8bit tetris is legendary, and the new "From Below" game on nes really holds up as well as adds a new twist.

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Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
« Reply #172 on: October 16, 2020, 09:29:28 AM »
True, true. When I mentioned 8 bit users I wasn't thinking of consoles. In those days I owned a Game Boy and "Tetris" could keep me occupied for hours. The computer ports, however...  :mad:

And while 16 bit users got improved ports over time and stuff like "Block Out", what did the remaining Amstrad and Spectrum users get? f***ing "Welltris"  :confused:

 
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« Reply #173 on: October 16, 2020, 09:56:27 AM »
eww weltris :P

well, some good news: (I spent a few days on this)
ZX Spectrum gets new 2000x oversampling buzzer-dac emulation, try it :)

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« Reply #174 on: October 16, 2020, 10:17:32 AM »
 :biggrin:

EDIT: It sounds even cooler than I expected. What games benefit the most from this feature?
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« Reply #175 on: October 17, 2020, 12:04:59 AM »

ZX Spectrum gets new 2000x oversampling buzzer-dac emulation, try it :)


Amazing... a remarkable "overboost" for a simple 1 bit beeper!  :wink:

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« Reply #176 on: October 17, 2020, 12:06:53 AM »
:biggrin:

EDIT: It sounds even cooler than I expected. What games benefit the most from this feature?

The music menu in JetPac RX is a good example! ;)

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Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
« Reply #177 on: October 17, 2020, 01:21:46 AM »
Neville, the new buzzer emulation affects games using the buzzer (not the ay8910), so, for example, try:
JetpacRX
Hades Nebula
Alter Ego

now take a break and try 180 (128k) for some nice AY8910 music :)

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Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
« Reply #178 on: October 17, 2020, 06:43:35 AM »
Thanks for the tips  ;p

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« Reply #179 on: October 17, 2020, 08:55:35 AM »
the new buzzer emulation affects games using the buzzer (not the ay8910), so, for example, try:

I don't know if it's possible, but it would be great to have an option in DIP switches menu to select "original buzzer emulation" and "enhanced buzzer emulation", with the "enhanced" option available by default.
I know, almost anything is possible (computationally speaking), but I mean: "if it's possible without an heavy coding work"... ;)

In any case, excellent work... the 1 bit beeper musics are amazing with the oversampling enhancement! :)