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by Alcoholics Anonymous
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: No signal using HDMI to DVI-D
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: No signal using HDMI to DVI-D

Yes that's right. The Next is producing a dvi signal but with audio packets included. hdmi is a superset of dvi where they extended it for more resolutions, audio and now have things like edid and hdcp. The Next is only putting out 576p / 480p and that's it. I think it's looking like having the audi...
by Alcoholics Anonymous
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Other Cores
Topic: Original Spectrum keyboard problem.
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: Original Spectrum keyboard problem.

This is up to the core author. All the physical hardware to use the keyboard is there but the author has to include circuits on the fpga to use the keyboard. The zx next core is open source and contains all the necessary vhdl for reading the keyboard so the author should be able to borrow from that....
by Alcoholics Anonymous
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: No signal using HDMI to DVI-D
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: No signal using HDMI to DVI-D

I don't know if the fact the hdmi signal contains audio will affect a DVI receiver. Maybe it's something to try later on. There is a nextreg bit to disable audio over hdmi but all that does is set volume to zero rather than stopping to send audio packets.
by Alcoholics Anonymous
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Honey! I burnt out my Next
Replies: 21
Views: 2304

Re: Honey! I burnt out my Next

The 9V goes directly to the expansion bus so it would be peripherals that would be at risk.
by Alcoholics Anonymous
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Joystick for Spectrum Next
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: Joystick for Spectrum Next

There is one compelling reason to choose a sega md pad :- in recent cores, the buttons can be assigned to keys on the keyboard. That means you can control 11 keyboard keys from the controller. This will also work with traditional joysticks but they only have 5 or 6 buttons. In io mode where one joys...
by Alcoholics Anonymous
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Software
Topic: spectrumnextgames does not work
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: spectrumnextgames does not work

Yes that website is now replaced by the list on specnext.com. It was maintained and paid for by one person so it's better on specnext where several people can maintain it.
by Alcoholics Anonymous
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Delta's Shadow Launching Christmas Day
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Delta's Shadow Launching Christmas Day

I thought I'd share this one on the forum since a lot of news never makes it off social media. This is another quality title coming off the heels of Dizzy and one being released for the Spectrum 128K, Spectrum Next and PC. The Spectrum 128K version will require esxdos as it is distributed as a TRD d...
by Alcoholics Anonymous
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Wireless controller option - will this work?
Replies: 15
Views: 1313

Re: Wireless controller option - will this work?

If not in an md pad mode, the button C will appear as a jump (up). This was requested by someone some time ago.
by Alcoholics Anonymous
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Challenge - ZX Next game pad
Replies: 3
Views: 982

Re: Challenge - ZX Next game pad

An xbox controller has already been tested but there is no means for the Next hardware to automatically collect that information from the pi yet. Instead the information has been sent over the uart but that requires special sw to work within games which is not what you want.
by Alcoholics Anonymous
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Germany
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: Hi from Germany

It is hard to say for sure what happens with brexit but what is expected is that the sale is made in 2020 so 2020 VAT rules will apply. If that is not going to happen, then the VAT collected is not looking to be pocketed and something else will be done. It's a question for everyone and because the o...