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by varmfskii
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Making ULA screen transparent
Replies: 2
Views: 1808

Re: Making ULA screen transparent

you need to make the paper color you are using the current transparency color. The simplest way to do this is to set the default paper color (dim white) to $e3 (8-bit colour). To do this: nextreg $43,$80 ;; select ULA primary palette for changes (no auto-increment) ;; primary palette active for ULA,...
by varmfskii
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Simple Sprite editor (update to 0.4.1 10.11.17)
Replies: 16
Views: 4690

Re: Simple Sprite editor (update to 0.4.1 10.11.17)

If you are simply splitting image files into sprites or tiles. I have a set of command line tools which include a command to do this. My tools support the full 9-bit palette. What my tools don't contain is a sprite or tilemap editor with the idea that you will edit them in another tools then use the...
by varmfskii
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Updated documentation for sprites, tilemap and dma
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Re: Updated documentation for sprites, tilemap and dma

Noticed and appreciated!
by varmfskii
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: zxntools
Replies: 0
Views: 1176

zxntools

I have created a set of tools to aid in cross developing for the ZX Spectrum Next currently called zxntools. Currently the tools do three things: generate sprite and tile data from an image Convert images to raw ZX Spectrum Next formats for use as loading screens Contain an extended version of NexCr...
by varmfskii
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Malvern
Replies: 12
Views: 3073

Re: Greetings from Malvern

The difference between equal tempered tuning and natural tuning go far beyond shifting the A above middle C from 440 Hz to 432 Hz.
by varmfskii
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Malvern
Replies: 12
Views: 3073

Re: Greetings from Malvern

Great to see excitement!
by varmfskii
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: How to detect that DMA transfer is finished
Replies: 14
Views: 2106

Re: How to detect that DMA transfer is finished

Another way to generate sampled audio independent of the cpu is to use the copper to do it. If you have a board you can try running the pogie demo (enter ".run pogie2*" from basic). The demo will force 60Hz video for reasons described shortly so hopefully your display can do 60Hz in the mode you've...
by varmfskii
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wanted: a good IDE for Next Basic dev in Windows
Replies: 9
Views: 1890

Re: Wanted: a good IDE for Next Basic dev in Windows

I've had trouble getting zsdcc to compile on the Pi and ticks runs out of memory on compile.
by varmfskii
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wanted: a good IDE for Next Basic dev in Windows
Replies: 9
Views: 1890

Re: Wanted: a good IDE for Next Basic dev in Windows

Of the tools specifically mentioned: z88dk runs under Linux, but on the Pi is hard so far; pasmoNext easy to run under Linux, no problems on Pi; CSpect runs using on mono on Linux, haven't succeeded in running it on the Pi; snasm, don't know; Biriel IDE, so far as I know Windows only. Small tools th...
by varmfskii
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wanted: a good IDE for Next Basic dev in Windows
Replies: 9
Views: 1890

Re: Wanted: a good IDE for Next Basic dev in Windows

Anyone who is serious about development for the next is likely to have the Pi accelerator. The logical place to run an IDE that is more heavyweight than the ZX Next can handle native is on the Pi. The Pi runs Linux. In addition, If you write your tools using reasonable technologies, porting from Lin...