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by Retro
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Sprites/Layer 2 color palette
Replies: 30
Views: 5498

Re: Sprites/Layer 2 color palette

make games/apps, not color palettes. Someone had to make the Pico-8 palette and it's such a distinguishing feature of the system now. It's the same when deciding what palette to go with in your own game here. So make games/apps AND color palettes would be more appropriate. You do you, we'll do us.
by Retro
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Enquiry from a disabled user.
Replies: 26
Views: 3181

Re: Enquiry from a disabled user.

And don't forget we all have emulators, for free, to make it through the "horrible wait" until the machines are ready for production and they can start talking about bigger/further runs. In the end (unless you need decoration for your house) you'll buy it to play the old/new games on it, which you c...
by Retro
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Did you miss the Kickstarter? Would you still want a Next? Now you can!
Replies: 201
Views: 49473

Re: Spectrum Next post Kickstarter poll

I'd take one if I have money and a TV to plug it into by the time it comes out. Otherwise I'm pretty content with just running an emulator.
by Retro
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Software
Topic: The Next Horizon
Replies: 6
Views: 1262

Re: The Next Horizon

I also suggested hitting up some of the original Speccy music authors to see if they would be willing to demonstrate the new audio capabilities. TIM! FOLLIN!!! In 2013 he even tweeted … Wow hello all! I'm going to do some new versions of my old 1-bit Speccy tunes, not sure which to work on first th...
by Retro
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Sprites/Layer 2 color palette
Replies: 30
Views: 5498

Re: Sprites/Layer 2 color palette

As an example, I put the new palette into practice (plus some outside the limited palette for Durell logo and sky gradient). http://68.media.tumblr.com/2cf7726ed5057dc7beea709c2f4079b3/tumblr_or1q7tmeW01qciqqno2_540.png Consider it vaporware, but if I find time to work on a remaster, this will be it...
by Retro
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Sprites/Layer 2 color palette
Replies: 30
Views: 5498

Re: Sprites/Layer 2 color palette

Alcoholics Anonymous wrote:
Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:51 am
Retro, I like your choice of colours - I hope you don't mind if I steal it :)
Please do, it's all in good spirits here!
by Retro
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Idea for generating backgrounds using sprites.
Replies: 8
Views: 1176

Re: Idea for generating backgrounds using sprites.

Ah, OK, so sprites are definitely on top of Layer 2.
by Retro
Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Idea for generating backgrounds using sprites.
Replies: 8
Views: 1176

Re: Idea for generating backgrounds using sprites.

1. Load a sprite set that is basically a tile sheet for the background into spriteram 2. Draw the map layout (maybe 12 sprites at a time for the scanline limit) to a buffer 3. Transfer this buffer to the layer2 screen If I understand your approach correct, I think it's both unnecessary and impossib...
by Retro
Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Idea for generating backgrounds using sprites.
Replies: 8
Views: 1176

Re: Idea for generating backgrounds using sprites.

I'm looking around to see if I can find a decent R3G3B2 editor, but alas no luck so far - I may have to write one myself which to be honest I'd rather not do (supreme laziness kicking in). Everyone keeps mentioning ZX-Paintbrush . Seems like if anyone would (will) have support for that it will be i...
by Retro
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Transparent color in sprite
Replies: 12
Views: 1778

Re: Transparent color in sprite

In addition, there is some problem from the programmer's point of view, when using smooth gradients (for beautiful palete effects), we have to handle some particular cases. Ah, that is a very good point, thanks for sharing! So the alternative is to have an address where you write in the color to be...