NexTel Demo - Next ViewData Client

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NexTel Demo - Next ViewData Client

Post by SevenFFF » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:40 pm

NexTel is a ViewData/VideoTex client for the ZX Spectrum Next.

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Download the demo here. It runs on the ZX Spectrum Next hardware, ZEsarux and CSpect emulators.

NexTel will use the Next's ESP-01 wifi module to connect to Prestel-like servers on the internet, such as the TELSTAR server where some of the pages in this demo originate.

Support for telesoftware and regional character sets is planned.

The first demo is a rolling set of static pages, showing off its distinctively retro and nostalgic graphical capabilities. It doesn't connect to any servers. But because this is the ZX Spectrum Next there is no attribute clash!
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Re: NexTel Demo - Next ViewData Client

Post by SevenFFF » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:42 pm

Credits

TELSTAR server written by John Newcombe.
@johnnewcombeuk
glasstty.com:6502

Teletext art by Steve Horsley, Jellica and Andy Jenkinson.
Some frames had minor edits to make them fit in 24 rows. NexTel will soon have a 25th row, implemented using sprites.
http://examples.edit.tf/

Online teletext editor by guesser/Alistair Cree.
https://zxnet.co.uk/teletext/editor

ZX Spectrum Next coding by Robin Verhagen-Guest (application) and Tim Gilberts. (networking API).

Enjoy!

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