29Jul/141

ULAPLUS — finally on your speccy!

posted by ЭЛВЭДЭ

This time we present to you, dear user of ZX-Evo, ULAPLUS! You can play re-coloured games now, just download and install fresh new firmware for your ZX-Evo! Don't forget also to update the ROM for best experience!

Got problems? Post about it here. Yes we understand english.

Some photos taken from real screen:
savage_small
dandare3_small

23Jul/144

The Story of the ZX Spectrum in Pixels – Kickstarter campaign by Chris Wilkins

posted by TecSoft

Edge begin a new series profiling key hardware from videogame history.

The Story of the ZX Spectrum in Pixels campaign: 37 hours to go.

There are some fantastic perks available too, including:
— A2 and A3 Crash magazine cover prints by Oliver Frey
— Signed copies of Crash by Roger Kean and Oliver Frey
— Signed gaming postcards by those who worked on the game e.g. Wizball signed by Mark Jones and Dizzy signed by Philip & Andrew Oliver

Check out the Kickstarter funding page.

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23Jul/141

Picture of the Month: “Phantis” by MAC

posted by TecSoft

Phantis by MAC

22Jul/140

Retro Asylum: CJ in the USA

posted by TecSoft

CJ the elephant returned to the ZX Spectrum in 1989, in a superb follow up to his last outing. This time CJ has to rescue his family who were capture an taken to the USA.

19Jul/140

Ben Heck Mods A ZX Spectrum 48K Machine (Part 1)

posted by nix./site

Ben's ZX Spectrum Mod Part 1

Ben has modded many old computers into gaming portables and today he takes a crack at something new - the ZX Spectrum. He gets stared by taking the computer apart and for a closer look inside. He makes sure it works by simulating loading a game from tape before he gets down to making modifications. He adds a new EEPROM with two different operating systems and makes some an upgrades to the video RAM.

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19Jul/141

Quick Fahk For Victor2312

posted by nix./site

Download the demo here.

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16Jul/140

Your Game 5

posted by ЭЛВЭДЭ

All games to the "Your Game 5" compo are now submitted and voting has started. It is time for you to vote or to become a sponsor!

14Jul/140

DiHalt 2014 Results & Releases

posted by TecSoft
Official results v1.0

[ ZX Spectrum Beeper Music ]

1.   6.71   Print / AER
2.   6.68   M'Lady / Brink
3.   6.02   Overheat / Brightentayle ^ [team Site]
4.   5.95   Run from circuit / Kakos_nonos ^ [kabardcomp]
5.   4.43   Grey road / John Norton Irr ^ [kabardcomp]


[ ZX Spectrum AY/YM/TurboAY Music ]

1.   7.52   Classification / MmcM ^ [Sage]
2.   7.30   Good in wood / MmcM ^ [Sage]
3.   6.85   Make your choice / bfox ^ [Knukckie girls]
4.   6.47   Black Sunshine / Lamer Pinky ^ [Gemba Boys]
5.   6.09   A very odd adventure / Yerzmyey ^ [Hooy-Program, AY-Riders]
6.   5.93   Envelope illusion / Wormsbiysk ^ [LSA]
7.   5.64   Bzik / AER
8.   4.11   Prostration / Moran ^ [CPU]


[ Wild ]

1.   7.35   PCB Evolution / Placebo
2.   4.72   Out of Heaven / Abrimaal


[ Combined OldSchool Graphics ]

1.   7.75   Rolana / Samanasuke
2.   7.51   Bear with me / leon ^ [Singular crew, Chorus, Resource]
3.   7.22   Brother, let me chew on! / Samanasuke
4.   7.07   Wolf & Girl / Lilka
5.   7.03   Thousand devils, rascal! / Krossvas
6.   6.68   Fear / Dimidrol
7.   5.81   The clone wars / TmK ^ [deMarche]
8.   5.80   Elation / Shuran33
9.   5.80   Sweets lovin demon / Vassa
10.   5.68   TS-Labs (R)Evolution / Krossvas
11.   5.32   Another 15 minutes / Lilka
12.   5.10   In dreams / Moran ^ [CPU]
13.   5.00   Brasil2014 / dman ^ [Placebo, Blocktronics]
14.   4.32   Red circle / Moran ^ [CPU]
15.   4.02   Flying away from Asphalt / John Norton Irr ^ [kabardcomp]
16.   3.83   doing / John Norton Irr ^ [kabardcomp]


[ Combined 8-Bit 256b Intro ]

1.   5.73   Squares / goblinish
2.   5.23   Motion / Den Popov
3.   5.00   goto10 / Den Popov and g0blinish
4.   4.24   Kletavt / Kabardcomp


[ Combined 8-Bit 1024b Intro ]

1.   6.64   Peremoga / Alex Miller ^ [Gazprom]
2.   6.03   Abstract / Den Popov
3.   4.97   Kindzadza / Kabardcomp
4.   4.33   Homer / goblinish
5.   2.90   Realtime calculations / Kabardcomp


[ ZX Spectrum Border Intro ]

1.   5.82   Skull / Den Popov and g0blinish


[ Combined 8-Bit Demo ]

1.   8.03   Manifesto / thesuper
2.   7.21   Aquatic / Gemba Boys
3.   6.31   Good Old DiHalt / DiHalt visitor
4.   3.76   I'm Compofiller / Kabardcomp
5.   3.49   AlCo íà ëâäòàíêå / Den Popov

Download releases:
– 8bit;
– PC.
14Jul/140

3BM OpenAir 2014 Results & Releases

posted by TecSoft
Official results v1.00

ZX Spectrum realtime graphics compo

 # title                   author                vts pts  avg

 1 The Sky Is Burning      tayle/debris           37 296 8,00
 2 Oh no!                  dman_pcb               37 235 6,35
 3 Choose of rain and mech John Norton Irr        36 188 5,22
 4 Meteorite weather       wormsbiysk|WBC^LSA     35 148 4,23
 5 Rain in my head         Kakos_nonos            36 121 3,36
 6 dont wayt summer        Kakos_nonos            36 103 2,86
 7 What is bad weather     Kakos_nonos            36 102 2,83

ZX Spectrum graphics compo

 # title                   author                vts pts  avg

 1 Phantis                 MAC                    41 346 8,44
 2 Good morning            Dimidrol               40 337 8,43
 3 Wood                    prof4d                 39 328 8,41
 4 Fuck the color clash    Michael Assbender      38 271 7,13
 5 zee captain             mr.bungle              39 272 6,97
 6 Medieval Sunset         Shadow Maker           37 256 6,92
 7 спутаница               Moran/CPU              37 231 6,24
 8 b62                     Vassa                  37 219 5,92
 9 PartycAtE               Moran/CPU              37 201 5,43
10 MVC 50 percents         Tutty                  37 199 5,38
11 kung fu                 dman/PCB               37 182 4,92
12 aRT iS fUN              mchanga                38 176 4,63
13 Flying city             John Norton Irr        36 166 4,61
14 Feelings                mchanga                39 173 4,44
15 jackie                  dman/PCB               37 154 4,16
16 Strange progress        John Norton Irr        36 145 4,03
17 Black Adolf In Black Bunker Room
                           mchanga                36 113 3,14
18 Erosion                 Ellvis                 38 114 3,00
19 Dudistor                Kakos_nonos            38 106 2,79

ZX Spectrum music compo

 # title                   author                vts pts  avg

 1 Drink For Peace Drunk For ART
                           Rob F. / Entire Group  23 186 8,09
 2 SuNny dAys              MmcM^Sa9e              28 213 7,61
 3 Synthmania11            tayle/debris           23 174 7,57
 4 will party for funk!    nq/skrju               28 198 7,07
 5 rythme                  scalesmann/march[ing]_cats
                                                  28 177 6,32
 6 Funky Summer            gibson                 27 170 6,30
 7 Forest Path             tayle/debris           23 143 6,22
 8 Beyond The Road         wormsbiysk|WBC^LSA     28 170 6,07
 9 Ayakashi of a Foreign Land
                           tayle/debris           23 129 5,61
10 Medical Acceleration    Kakos_nonos            28 153 5,46
11 GoTaY                   nodeus                 29 154 5,31
12 Vortex of God           Moran/CPU              29 150 5,17
13 City walking            John Norton Irr        25  87 3,48

ZX Spectrum intro/demo compo

 # title                   author                vts pts  avg

 1 Andy W. 50%             Life on Mars           38 312 8,21
 2 3bmtb (party version)   tbk4d, fatal snipe & nodeus
                                                  38 271 7,13
 3 ukulele                 tutty, brandon & trefi 38 252 6,63
 4 Dance Guide             g0blinish&denpopov     39 218 5,59
 5 Natasha                 kabardcomp             36 134 3,72

ZX Spectrum enhanced demo compo

 # title                   author                vts pts  avg

 1 Rubicon                 Hacker VBI             33 284 8,61
 2 Modern Oldscool         Buyan                  33 261 7,91
 3 3bm outro (party version)
                           Fishbone Crew          33 210 6,36
 4 Night Town              EARL                   34 183 5,38

47 voters: 38 online + 9 at partyplace
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