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by sol_hsa
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What's NEXT?
Replies: 16
Views: 2757

Re: What's NEXT?

Remember, ZX Spectrum Next is a non-profit project from a very small team! Yes, that's a great reason to split communication channels. My point just is that this site *feels* like a second-class citizen when it comes to spec next news. That doesn't reduce it's officiality. I suppose we should be ha...
by sol_hsa
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What's NEXT?
Replies: 16
Views: 2757

Re: What's NEXT?

mitja_i wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:54 am
There is nothing unofficial about the Facebook group.
..which makes this site, which should be the official source of information, feel like a fan site. Rumours, random quotes from Facebook threads, etc.
by sol_hsa
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: next board on ebay
Replies: 7
Views: 1327

Re: next board on ebay

Wow, someone really wanted it; a lot of action within the last minute. I was pretty sure it would go for under 100 GBP for sure..

k***b(1332) GBP 185.00
b***i(71) GBP 180.00
d***a(43) GBP 100.00
d***a(43) GBP 90.00
a***d(252) GBP 89.00
a***d(252) GBP 85.00
c***p(119) GBP 81.00
by sol_hsa
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: next board on ebay
Replies: 7
Views: 1327

next board on ebay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ZX-Spectrum-Ne ... 2676983766

About one hour to go.. (not my listing)
by sol_hsa
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Account activation on the forum is now made manualy by admins
Replies: 4
Views: 1093

Re: Account activation on the forum is now made manualy by admins

I moderated a forum for a fairly popular PC game, and figured that a lot of spam that got through to the custom forum software was from spam farms. They have actual people registering to popular boards. Sometimes they leave the accounts dormant for months. They try to engage in threads, sometimes in...
by sol_hsa
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Firmware Update
Replies: 38
Views: 7128

Re: Firmware Update

Funny how the official specnext site feels like a fan site at times.. rumours, distrust.. =)
by sol_hsa
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Spectrum Next - first impressions
Replies: 23
Views: 2721

Re: Spectrum Next - first impressions

Plastic molding of complex things like keyboards isn't, as I've understood, trivial, so I'm ok with them taking some time to minimize risks.. Anyway, I wasn't really expecting them to ship before June ;) As for toothing issues, the QA budget for a mainstream consumer product of this complexity would...
by sol_hsa
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Next features list
Replies: 7
Views: 1670

Re: Next features list

Somehow I had completely missed the copper stuff.
by sol_hsa
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Layer 2 BMP data
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: Layer 2 BMP data

I assume Sludge assumes the only way to put stuff into layer2 is to load .bmp:s from the SD card. I presume, hope, and assume this is not the case; the layer2 will be accessible directly in memory and the games can put stuff there like they do to any other buffer.
by sol_hsa
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: Kickstarter Update 18!
Replies: 11
Views: 3613

Re: Kickstarter Update 18!

Almost all programming information is public now. https://www.specnext.com/hardware-main-page/ In particular the tbblue port system documents a large chunk of everything. That page is missing some information but if you click on the "wiki" tab at the top you can learn more about things like the dma...