The DivIDE Plus: Upgrades

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The set of upgraded GALs is now available for the DivIDE Plus.

The GAL chips not only resolve some issues with the original DivIDE Plus, but will also allow you to install esxDOS, the new firmware for the DivIDE, which provides a whole host of useful commands - see http://esxdos.org.


Brand New Software: OUTplay v1.3

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Crisis made a very slow but functional Basic AY GUI. Every AY-register and AY-bitflag as its own key.

You can download and comment updated version of OutPlay at the World of Spectrum.


YouTube: ZX Spectrum Pixel Art – Step by Step

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ZX-Blockeditor v2.1.1 (PC/Windows)

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Claus Jahn released another new version of his prod, which allows to create or edit existing ZX Spectrum emulator files.


Brand New Game: VADE RETRO

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vaderetroJ.B.G.V. released arcade action game for the 30th Anniversary of ZX Spectrum.

The game is available in both English and Spanish.


Chaos Constructions 2012 Official Results

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Finally here. Follow the link.

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Waterfall (Vlad “Vega” Sotnikov Tribute EP)

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WaterfallFeel a bit of sadness with brand new AY/YM album tracked by scalesmann.

01. waterfall - 2:34
02. my bleep is inside (extended version) - 3:00
03. heroes won't fade away (extended version) - 3:22

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Speccy Live on Facebook

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facebookHere we grow again!

Now you can easily read us on Facebook. Just follow the link.


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Chaos Constructions 2012 Fast Results

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ZX Spectrum demo:
1. Thesuper
2. Aer
3. AAA band

ZX Spectrum graphics:
1. Piesiu
2. Plaid
3. Dimidrol

ZX Spectrum AY music:
1. C-jeff
2. mborik
3. scalesmann

ZX Spectrum Beeper music:
1. Darkman007
2. irrlicht project
3. Baxter

ZX Spectrum 4k intro:
1. Busy
2. Optimus
3. goblinish

ZX Spectrum game:
1. Survivisection
2. Мышонок
3. Galaxian III

ZX Spectrum realtime graphics:
1. Pharcide
2. Wizard
3. hydrogen

Realtime music:
1. bfox
2. ?
3. Splinter

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Chaos Constructions 2012 ZX Spectrum Releases

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Just download the full pack and leave feedbacks.

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Recycler: The Demo by TheSuper

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recycler2012Cute prod released at Chaos Constructions 2012, which offers some memorable effects. Thesuper still the best speccy demo group nowadays.

And thanks Yerzmyey for the tape one!


Chaos Constructions 2012 photo

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Фотографии с Chaos Constructions 2012:


ZX Spectrum Graphics from CC’2012

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While the organisers of Chaos Constructions 2012 aren't hurrying to publish the releases, there are two galleries that are growing now: ZX Art and Artcity.

Time to watch and vote.


Chaos Constructions 2012 Realtime Music&Graphics Compo

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Theme: Apocalypse on the Mayan calendar. Time: 2 hours. vtcd@mail.ru

Тема реалтайм музыкального и графического конкурса "Конец света по календарю Майя". Дается 2 часа на отрисовку. Начало в 18.30 по Москве. Адрес для приема vtcd@mail.ru

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ZX-Paintbrush version 2.2.9 Released

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Claus Jahn released ZX-Paintbrush version 2.2.9 with interesting new features and lots of bug-fixes.

Importing a Timex Screen$ with the new "Import file" function created an error message and a hanging program, because I forgot to adjust the attribute size (6144 instead of 768 bytes) for that format.
The selection tools toolbox was not actualized when using the undo/redo functions.
The selection toolbox allowed selections with 0 pixels height or 0 pixels width. This makes no sense. I also now ensured that no selection (in opposite to overlays) can get off the screen.
On the zoom level was changed twice on every mouse wheel step. This was caused by a bad handling of the mouse wheel event.
When importing graphics to an overlay, illegal overlay border appear when previously the user has had a coloured overlay with border (means: position/size not between the 8x8 attribute limits).
Making a selection inside the picture converter dialog, displayed a wrong part of the picture.

"Import file..." dialog: The visible blocks now appear within another register tab of that dialog.
Support for BIFROST*CTILE blocks (Timex based pictures with 16x16 pixels and 32 bytes colour attributes). Kindly powered by Einar Saukas and Dave Hughes with kindful suggestions of Andrew Owen.
Also added this new CTILE file format into the new file dialog.
Added the function "Add Timex SCREEN$" in the file list.
The tool icon "Adjust position to attribute limits" now allows also to adjust overlays that have a non-attribute-compatible x/y-position.
The file list now also has a new tabulator "all visible blocks" within which you can see a small preview of all visual blocks inside your file.

New tools and functions:
New tools "16x16 pixels selector" and "screen selector". Last one is thought for screen maps.
New raster icons "16x16 pixels" and "256x192 pixels". The least one is thought for pictures with bigger sizes for creation of screen maps.
The current selection/overlay can be changed with cursor keys , , and . Shifted keys allow the change of the selection width or height.
The last drawn figure (circle, ellipse, etc.) can be moved around with cursor keys even if the point mode is not active.
New function "Import last imported file", which helps importing multiple blocks from one file. Shortcut is . Use
to make a first import of a file, then use for importing following blocks/tiles/screen$ or whatever.
Suggestion by kgmcneil: Using the mouse wheel in combination with the shift key or without any key should move the picture position to left/right or up/down respectively.
Added a new icon "clear points and selection", which can be also activated by pressing . Suggested by Hikaru.
Added the option "use PLOT coordinate range" in the options window, section "info bars". On Y axis like PLOT, this option subtracts 16 to get a range from -15 .. 175 on SCREEN$.

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Chaos Constructions 2012 Official Live Stream

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Watch it here.

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