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by varmfskii
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Update 42 - New graphics mode
Replies: 21
Views: 3081

Re: Update 42 - New graphics mode

The wiki has a fair amount of what you need. Some of the other specifics are in the docs directory of the tbblue distro. If you want I can send you my personal notes (which are very much a WIP).
by varmfskii
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wanted: a good IDE for Next Basic dev in Windows
Replies: 9
Views: 1941

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

It seems to me that the focus on development tools should be on 1) Linux (so they can also me run on the Pi accelerator) and 2) Native on the ZX Spectrum Next. Of course anyone who is developing such tools is going to do it for the hardware that best suits them. If my IDE utilizes an emulator, I wou...
by varmfskii
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Not "just the board" - and THNX
Replies: 1
Views: 1415

Re: Not "just the board" - and THNX

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In all its glory
by varmfskii
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Help needed connecting the Next board UART to a PC RS232 serial port
Replies: 32
Views: 5458

Re: Help needed connecting the Next board UART to a PC RS232 serial port

As for the Pi as an accelerator, think about the tube interface accelerators for the Beeb. The tube connects the accelerator and the main machine through a few "ports" (the 6502 uses memory mapped rather than port I/O). This isn't really all that different from conencting using one of the standard i...
by varmfskii
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Update 41 and "2.00.X."
Replies: 60
Views: 8337

Re: Update 41 and "2.00.X."

The is exactly what I was hoping for.
by varmfskii
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi From Brand New Spectrum User
Replies: 7
Views: 1469

Re: Hi From Brand New Spectrum User

Even historically Spectrum BASIC has been a pretty good dialect. In addition they have been making additions to allow easy access to many of the extended features.
by varmfskii
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Update 42 - New graphics mode
Replies: 21
Views: 3081

Re: Update 42 - New graphics mode

my guess is we're all going to have to be a bit more patient for that info.
by varmfskii
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Port system documentation updated
Replies: 43
Views: 7413

Re: Port system documentation updated

The ZX Next's ability to enable and disable peripherals combined with a priority system for port collisions seems a reasonable solution. The problem is that you insist on the notion that any solution that doesn't use A16 is broken. It is just different. The ZX Evolution a exUSSR machine allows for s...
by varmfskii
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Port system documentation updated
Replies: 43
Views: 7413

Re: Port system documentation updated

Black Cat: there is not only one correct solution!!! If the rules don't yet exist you aren't breaking them. We can freely restrict to in a,(nn) because that is the only reason the way to access the port. You can't access the port with other than in a, (nn) because it breaks the rules. Can't you see ...
by varmfskii
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Port system documentation updated
Replies: 43
Views: 7413

Re: Port system documentation updated

Black_Cat wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:44 pm
...the existing software usually does not violate the rules... ...in most cases...
Exactly the point it sometimes does.

Say, I want the value in a register other than A, especially if I want to preserve A.