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by varmfskii
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Other Cores
Topic: the 6502
Replies: 2
Views: 1923

Re: the 6502

That may be reasonable except, I believe, there are no other cores available ATM
by varmfskii
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum (and Clones)
Topic: Sad news regarding the Sinclair Vega Plus...
Replies: 15
Views: 2683

Re: Sad news regarding the Sinclair Vega Plus...

SamusDrake wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:02 pm

I wouldn't be surprised if some one could make their own handheld speccy using Fuse and a Pi Zero, and the budget much less than £105...
The PocketCHIP (which is apparently a thing of the past) was $70 (~£55) had a (touch)screen battery and full keyboard and has enough CPU power to handle FUSE.
by varmfskii
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum (and Clones)
Topic: Sad news regarding the Sinclair Vega Plus...
Replies: 15
Views: 2683

Re: Sad news regarding the Sinclair Vega Plus...

Here is what is strange. The Vega was (apparently) ok for what it was. How could it go so wrong in basically adding a screen and battery to the device?
by varmfskii
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NextBuild 0.5 Toolset (updated 31/8/18)
Replies: 19
Views: 4216

Re: NextBuild 0.3b Toolset

emook wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:45 am
A real OS? You mean Amiga Workbench?
How about NeXTStep
by varmfskii
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: NextBuild 0.5 Toolset (updated 31/8/18)
Replies: 19
Views: 4216

Re: NextBuild 0.3b Toolset

more power to you, pity it doesn't run under a "real" operating system :-)
by varmfskii
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 512 colour RGB333 Palette
Replies: 5
Views: 880

Re: 512 colour RGB333 Palette

There should be 6 greys plus black and white in an RGB333 palette. What about 010=>#494949 29% gray and 101=>#b6b6b6 71% gray are missing.
by varmfskii
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: World Of Next
Replies: 21
Views: 4517

Re: World Of Next

Going with some other comments elsewhere, getting CP/M working provides things like Wordstar. There are some great word processors (and other productivity software) for CP/M assuming that there is good file level access between CP/M and NextOS.
by varmfskii
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Generating Huge Dot Commands with Z88DK
Replies: 6
Views: 1514

Re: Generating Huge Dot Commands with Z88DK

my understanding is that (at least for the original spectrum) the basic interrupt routines preserved all registers.
by varmfskii
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 1377

Re: Hello

For the Next the screen can be thought of as three layers, the spectrum layer, layer 2 and sprites which all support transparency and can be ordered in any way. Each layer has its own palette to select from 512 available colors. The spectrum layer has 4 video modes: lo-res - 128x96 with 256 colors, ...
by varmfskii
Sun May 27, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Some things that seem to be missing in ZX Next development
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

Re: Some things that seem to be missing in ZX Next development

Its ok. It would have been good info.