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by dave18
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What kind of music were playing in the backgound
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Re: What kind of music were playing in the backgound

Ah, the top 40 and the joy of having the cassette on rec and pause and timing it perfectly to start recording each song just as the dj stopped talking.
by dave18
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: "Pimping" old games to have no attribute clash possible?
Replies: 16
Views: 8924

Re: "Pimping" old games to have no attribute clash possible?

A bit short and harsh. If someone took the time to disassemble a game and identify/isolate the character display routines then it wouldn't be that difficult to change them to use the Next's sprites. I reckon a well modded engine such as Dizzy would be a good starting point.
by dave18
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum (and Clones)
Topic: Sad news regarding the Sinclair Vega Plus...
Replies: 15
Views: 2759

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

Key point there (I believe) is that JetSetWilly got their refund from their credit card company rather than from RCL. If you paid on credit card I suggest you try the same route. I wonder if Maria let him into the bedroom after getting that refund....
by dave18
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Software
Topic: z80dismblr v1.1
Replies: 8
Views: 1206

Re: z80dismblr v1.1

Cool, might be useful for updating some classics for the Next.
by dave18
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The C64 Mini
Replies: 17
Views: 3335

Re: The C64 Mini

I don't believe many c64 era joysticks used microswitches, they normally used metal arms and dome contacts. My first microswitched joystick was the competition pro and that was for the Amiga so maybe the c64 mini is more authentic than you think.
by dave18
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Drive or is it disc button
Replies: 37
Views: 4801

Re: Drive or is it disc button

ESXDOS should automatically mount a trd file if selected. You can also mount it using the .vdisk command. Works on ESXDOS via divide.
by dave18
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Browser Enhancements
Replies: 7
Views: 943

Re: Browser Enhancements

I use this program http://www.anerty.net/software/file/DriveSort/?lang=en. It it easy to use and works a treat for me.
by dave18
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Vin input capacitor
Replies: 107
Views: 13640

Re: Vin input capacitor

It's not too difficult, and even if you bridge pins it is not a permanent error and can be fixed by reflowing and a bit of wick if needed
by dave18
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Vin input capacitor
Replies: 107
Views: 13640

Re: Vin input capacitor

I don't expect a new regulator will cost much