ZX-Blockeditor 2.3 Released

posted by TecSoft

It comes with several bug-fixes and a progress in direction of the coming very soon ZX-Modules Central.

Following changes were made:

February 2014:
Bugfix: When known programs are bound into ZX-Modules Central's panels, they could not be find by the application search function (e.g. a bound ZX-Preview did not receive datablocks from ZX-Blockeditor). This problem has commonly be solved.

June 2013:
Now, two separated generalized pilot and data blocks can be connected with the attach block function.
Author also put the attach and separate block functions into the mouse context menu as well as the main menu bar.
Bugfixes: Some problems around the Datablock composer fixed. Refer to "Common changes".


ZX Spectrum Evolution Graphic Compo 2014

posted by Yerzmyey

While this year edition of International Vodka Party we would like to organize a graphic compo especially for ZX Spectrum Evolution (320x200 in 16 colours out of 64-colours palette, each pixel can have its own colour).

You don't have to be an owner of the machine (nor the compatible - ATM Spectrum model), the format is simple: ***BMP*** file, 320x200 resolution, 16 colours on the screen (out of the 64-colours palette of ZX Spectrum Evolution).
You can recognize easily that the final file format is OK: the BMP file will be exactly 32118 bytes long.

This gfx-mode is available for Spectrum world since 1991, but it wasn't used very often. Which now changes 'cause Eva is the only reasonable choice if one wanna get a new ZX model.

2 pictures per author allowed.
Unlike the converts – converted pictures are NOT allowed at all.

We provide You a "zx_eva_palette.pal" file that You can load into Your favourite PC (and Mac possibly) gfx-editor and draw the compo picture(s).
Example of loading the palette file into PaintShop:
COLORS / LOAD PALETTE and... yes, "OPEN" file. ;) Still, You can use only 16 colours out of those 64 ones.
Check out the example BMP files, too.
DOWNLOAD the palette FILE and example-pictures!

Send Your works to yerzmyey AT poczta.onet.pl
Sending 2 versions - signed and unsigned - might be a reasonable choice.

********Deadline - 16 August 2014********

Note: if You didn't get any confirmation from me, that means I DIDN'T GET YOUR FILE!!!
Note 2: We consider also making an on-line voting for everybody, after the party.
Note 3: You can send as well the TRD/SCL 256x192 RGB format pictures (called also "8color" or 3"color" sometimes) but remember You can use there only 8 colours of standard ZX Spectrum palette, and such pictures will compete with Eva's pictures, so it might not be a "fair fight" (although the RGB gfx-mode is stable on ZX Evolution - it doesn't blink).

DOWNLOAD the palette FILE and example-pictures!

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“DIGI POP” a new BEEPER / 48K demo

posted by Yerzmyey

Another music-collection for unexpanded ZX Spectrum 48K users.



_______Here is some part of the INFO file:_______

This is a 1-bit / BEEPER music collection for
unexpanded ZX Spectrum 48K platform.
The demo contains 3 fully digital 1-bit songs, 3 channels based.
Composed on SampleTracker 2.1.

People complains sometimes that there is too few pop-song
for BEEPER. So here you are several more, now.
I don't usually make this style in my Beeper songs, so I tried
to make something similar to popular AY or Amiga tunes.

"M" key for music. "Q" key to quit and go to the next part.

The music-collection has been made in 02.2014.


Music and gfx converting by MISTER BEEP

Code by TK90X FAN


While listening make the trebles low, in your hi-fi. Unless you use
Spectrum +2A/+2B/+3, then probably you don't need it.

Here is the soundtrack, recorded from real hardware (trebles have
been made lower to a degree) -

01. Automatic Girlfriend

02. Stellar Cruiser Assault

03. Hypervelocity Stars

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