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by varmfskii
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: How much longer?
Replies: 45
Views: 1513

Re: How much longer?

:) I think that the developers of ZX Next have read my predictions of their future, and made the only right decision. Don't thank me for predicting a future that saved kickstarter users from another year of waiting, or an even more disastrous future. :) As you can see, the truth said in time "And t...
by varmfskii
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: How much longer?
Replies: 45
Views: 1513

Re: How much longer?

Black Cat: As usual, ans as expected, you continue to be just a troll!
by varmfskii
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: How much longer?
Replies: 45
Views: 1513

Re: How much longer?

Edit: and with all of the manufacturing problems of late, I wouldn't be surprised if some (if not all of) the "stretch goals" are compromised, due to the funds being used to get the main unit working correctly. Stretch goals: There must be two: dev boards have two joystick ports, production boards ...
by varmfskii
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: How much longer?
Replies: 45
Views: 1513

Re: How much longer?

That was s my general impression of Black Cat, he just wants to go on about how the Soviet solutions of long ago are all perfect and the only possible solution to a problem.
by varmfskii
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: How much longer?
Replies: 45
Views: 1513

Re: How much longer?

Black Cat: As usual you are 1) being an ass and 2) talking out your ass (arse). Why are you here at all?
by varmfskii
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: How much longer?
Replies: 45
Views: 1513

Re: How much longer?

Winfield: we all want keyboards that work well enough. I was just pointing out that comparison to the Vega+ is definitely unfair. I think that we will eventually get a proper system with a keyboard that works well enough (noting that most modern computers don't have good keyboards).
by varmfskii
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: How much longer?
Replies: 45
Views: 1513

Re: How much longer?

JoeZX: I have a *working* caseless ZX Next. It is a beautiful piece of machinery that works pretty well. It has a keyboard jack for a PS/2 keyboard, and so will the final machines. It is the appropriate size to fit in a standard ZX Spectrum case and has a standard ZX Spectrum keyboard connector. Peo...
by varmfskii
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: zx spectrum next
Replies: 29
Views: 2895

Re: zx spectrum next

The copper is feature that can automatically manipulate the registers of the ZX Next according to the screen position being drawn. It is basically a reduced version of the Amiga's copper. If you look in the Wiki you can find all of the extra instructions. DMA just allows movement of data without CPU...
by varmfskii
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: "PiTubeDirect" Pi co-processor system for BBCmicro (at FB)
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: "PiTubeDirect" Pi co-processor system for BBCmicro (at FB)

Having looked into the functioning of the tube interface on the BBC Micro, I can tell you that you have a set of (memory mapped) I/O ports that allow communication between the BBC Micro and the CPU on the tube. Basically you are right, you pass code through the interface to be written into memory lo...
by varmfskii
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Had no trouble reading the specnext group
Replies: 15
Views: 1941

Re: Had no trouble reading the specnext group

People don't generally understand how the device actually operates. They visualize what would happen if the Z80 in Spectrum could be run at 100MHz (or more) without all the additional issues. They see everything running 32 times as fast. This isn't helped by the fact that well behaved programs on th...