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by Pgartside
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Help needed connecting the Next board UART to a PC RS232 serial port
Replies: 32
Views: 5980

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

If you wanted to do a 3D game you could pass all the geometry to the PI then you will just need to pass in the players and enemies 3d coordinates with there direction of travel. The pi would use a physics engine to move the players and enemies, it could then pass back the new 3D location for everyon...
by Pgartside
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Run-length encoding for graphics files
Replies: 0
Views: 1977

Run-length encoding for graphics files

If you want to compress your graphics files for loading from sd card on the Next I have a little app to run-length encode them. It compresses all the 0xe3, the transparent areas of the graphics. To uncompress the graphics: If byte=0xe3 the next byte is the length-1 so 0=1 and 255=256 so fill memory ...
by Pgartside
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CSpect map files from SJAsmPluss
Replies: 2
Views: 2381

Re: CSpect map files from SJAsmPluss

Here is the c# file for the .exe for people not using windows.

Cheers
Pete
by Pgartside
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CSpect map files from SJAsmPluss
Replies: 2
Views: 2381

CSpect map files from SJAsmPluss

For the people using sjasmplus and CSpect I have a little app to convert Sym files to Map file so you get your variables in the debugger. Just add "SymToMap.exe (MySymFile).sym" to your make process and it will spit out a map file you can use in CSpect
by Pgartside
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: FPGA memory
Replies: 3
Views: 951

FPGA memory

I was wondering how much space is left on the FPGA? Will there be any space left for the community to submit additions to it for the aprovel of the Next team to add in for fourth comming updates? There are things i would like to see and probably over people in the community would like to see and ins...
by Pgartside
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Cspect LoRes double buffering
Replies: 1
Views: 705

Cspect LoRes double buffering

Hi all I'm using Cspect and i'm trying to double buffer the LoRes screen using the MMU. I using bank 10-11 for my back screen and i'm using 14-15 for my front screen. I have a flip function that flips the variables for my front and back screen and a line interrupt at line 1 that changes the register...
by Pgartside
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Next loRes mode
Replies: 4
Views: 1245

Re: Next loRes mode

Thanks for the info :)
We could do with this info on the site some where or did i miss it :)

Cheers
Pete
by Pgartside
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Next loRes mode
Replies: 4
Views: 1245

Next loRes mode

Is there any information on this mode?
Memory address, memory layout?

Cheers
Pete
by Pgartside
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Hardware as a FPGA development platform
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: Hardware as a FPGA development platform

I havent programmed the fpga before so i hope there"s a section run by people who are willing to shearing there knowledge :)
by Pgartside
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Hardware as a FPGA development platform
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: Hardware as a FPGA development platform

The ZX Spectrum Next is an amazing machine and appart from the spectrum emulation and the amazing added features i backed the project so i could use it as a fpga development platform with everything in place to start tinkering with. You have hdmi output and keyboard input and a range of other bits o...