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by emook
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SYSTEM/NEXT V.1.03 – CORE 2.00.28 + ALPHA CORE V.3.00, FIRMWARE 1.15B, NEXTZXOS 2.01E!
Replies: 0
Views: 888

SYSTEM/NEXT V.1.03 – CORE 2.00.28 + ALPHA CORE V.3.00, FIRMWARE 1.15B, NEXTZXOS 2.01E!

https://www.specnext.com/latestdistro/ Flashing and using the experimental/alpha 3.00 Core It is better that you use the AntiBrick (AB) mode to flash this core (see instructions above). Core v.3.00 features (not an exhaustive list) CPU no slow downs ULA Pixel scrollable in the x and y directions the...
by emook
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: ZX Spectrum (and Clones)
Topic: 2nd / Design a small Sound card for Next
Replies: 5
Views: 3444

Re: 2nd / Design a small Sound card for Next

Looking forward to this.
by emook
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Best binary format for storing Next's graphics
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: Best binary format for storing Next's graphics

Hi Moroz1999 The format is quite simple for a layer2, it’s a 256x192 per pixel image. Each pixel is a value 0-255 which indicates what palette index value to use. So the standard image is 49kb in size. I’ve written a drawing package that I tag the palette and also a colour cycling block after the ma...
by emook
Mon May 20, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Basic
Topic: ZX Boriel Basic IDE - Next Build
Replies: 7
Views: 4513

Re: ZX Boriel Basic IDE - Next Build

A couple of issues I've found with this over the last couple of days. The version of cspect included is flagged by windows defender as containing a virus. I had to set the cspect folder as an exclusion folder to get the extract to complete, otherwise the cspect exe was missing. Some of the tilemap ...
by emook
Mon May 20, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Basic
Topic: Question: LoadSD at nextlib.bas / NextBuilder v5
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Re: Question: LoadSD at nextlib.bas / NextBuilder v5

Hi, Yes you can put LoadSD in a loop and incrementally increase the offset to read 256 bytes from anywhere in the file. LoadBMP uses this method of loading 16kb chunks into ram, eg : DO LoadSD(fname, $c000, $4000, pos) pos=pos+16384 ; do something with the data @ $c000 Loop until pos = 49152 It does...
by emook
Wed May 01, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Autolaunch
Replies: 0
Views: 1705

Autolaunch

Here is a small tool that may help people developing on PC/MAC and testing on a real Next in conjunction with a WiFi SD card. Autolaunch will copy a SNA file from your local PC to your Next SD Wifi card, then create an autoexec.bas to auto launch when you reset your Next. You need a WiFi SD card tha...
by emook
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Software
Topic: dNext - Layer2 Image Editor
Replies: 1
Views: 996

dNext - Layer2 Image Editor

While writing an optimsed Plot and Point routine for Layer2, I fell down the rabbit hole and pursued a path down Bresenham's line algorithm, things snowballed which lead me to this....

Introducing dNext. An image editor with palette cycling on the Next.

Soon to be released FOC.

by emook
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Basic
Topic: ZX Boriel Basic IDE - Next Build
Replies: 7
Views: 4513

Re: ZX Boriel Basic IDE - Next Build

Nice to see it getting used ;)
by emook
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Basic
Topic: Custom Editor / Browser colours.
Replies: 0
Views: 1511

Custom Editor / Browser colours.

Un-rem line 90 and save as c:\nextzxos\autoexec.bas to have a your default colours. Or edit the lines from 100 on. Format is index,palette value. 1 REM emk19 10 RUN AT 2 20 RESTORE 100 30 PALETTE CLEAR : PALETTE DIM 9 40 READ i,v: IF i=-1 THEN GO TO 80 60 LAYER PALETTE 1,i,v*2 70 GO TO 40 90 ERASE 1...
by emook
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Atari-SID (conversion of TRD to NextZXOS)
Replies: 2
Views: 856

Atari-SID (conversion of TRD to NextZXOS)

Kowalski of TL has been working on methods to generate SID like sounds from the AY chip, much like on the Atari ST. He wrote some clever code and made a bunch of music conversions by some well known ST musicians to work on the ZX AY. Goblin then made a TRD disk compilation of the music for the Russi...