9Feb/151

ZEsarUX v2.0 Released

posted by TecSoft

ZEsarUX is a Sinclair ZX Machines Emulator for Unix (Mac OS X Yosemite, Linux), including:
— ZX80
— ZX81
— ZX Spectrum
— Z88.

Changes are:

Added Cambridge Z88 emulation
Added Real audio tape loading on ZX Spectrum, ZX80, ZX81 (.rwa, .smp, .wav, .tzx, .tap, .p, .o formats). It handles loading of turbo load tapes or any type of tape loading for standard/non standard loading routines
Added Support for Chroma81 - Colour mode on ZX81
Added interlace and scanlines mode
Added Gigascreen mode
Added option to autoenable AY Chip when it is needed
Added option to change View Waveform Shape
Added option to find bytes, useful to discover POKEs
Added option to emulate RAM refresh
Added option to enable CPU transaction log
Added option to View Basic
Added loading support for ZX80 snapshot .z81
Changed .ZX snapshot to version 5 to support Z88 snapshots
Improved Beeper sound on all machines: Spectrum, ZX80, ZX81, Z88
Improved Inves Spectrum+ emulation
Fixed idle bus port value on +2A machines and memory paging enabled
Fixed timing with CALL opcodes, better ZX80/81/Spectrum hi-res video effects. No more need to use Video t_states offset on ZX81
Fixed MEMPTR value on some opcodes
Fixed cpu initializing registers and magic RANDOMIZE USR 46578. See http://foro.speccy.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2319
Fixed cpu opcode OUT(N),A
Fixed WRX mode on ZX81 and last column
Fixed ZX80/81 display bug and linecntr counter
Some other minor bugfixes and improvements

Download the latest version.

9Feb/151

Brand New Game: Rebound [ZX81]

posted by TecSoft

Author: Bob Smith
Release Date: 23/12/2014
Requirements: 16K (ZXExpand joystick & Chroma 81 colour support)
Description: Breakout / Arkanoid clone.

Download the game.

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9Feb/150

Brand New Game: Pandemic [ZX81]

posted by TecSoft

Author: Bob Smith
Release Date: 15/11/2014
Requirements: 16K (ZXExpand joystick support)
Description: Top-down map-based shooter

Download the game.

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4Oct/140

Brand New Game: Thro’ The Wall [ZX81]

posted by TecSoft

Author: Psion game port to z88dk
Release Date: 2014-09-23
Requirements: 16K, optionally WRX
Description: Breakout clone.

Download the game.

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3Sep/140

International Vodka Party 2014 — slideshow

posted by ЭЛВЭДЭ

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Slideshow with all the works from IVP'2014.

28May/140

ZEsarUX v1.1 Released

posted by TecSoft

Fixed bug with AY Chip and channels with both tone & noise enabled. It's a bit annoying so these sounds are played louder.

Download the latest version.

28May/140

ZEsarUX v1.0 Released

posted by TecSoft

ZEsarUX is a ZX Machines Emulator for Unix, that emulates 16k, 48k, Inves Spectrum +, Spectrum 128k (English and Spanish), Spectrum +2 (English, Spanish and French), Spectrum +2A (English and Spanish), Microdigital TK90X (Portuguese and Spanish), TK95, ZX80, ZX81.

Version 1.0. May, 26th 2014 - Rainbow edition

Contended memory and real timing for Spectrum, ZX80, ZX81
Improved real video display (rainbow) for Spectrum and ZX80/81 (non standard & hi-res modes)
Speeded up Z80 core using 16 bit operations for HL, DE, BC
Added interlace mode
Added hotswap machine option
Added emulation of some other oddities of the Inves Spectrum +: no contended memory, snow in border, colour ula delay, interrupt starts at video display (not at the top of the border)
Added RAM pack emulation of 32 KB and 48 KB to ZX80/81
Added idle bus port emulation
Added option to load and save binary data
Added option to view CPU & ULA registers
Added option to save video file
Improved User Interface: added confirmation to saving operations on menu, showing error messages on menu
Fixed some bugs with AY Chip (high envelope frequency, tone&noise behavior)

15May/140

Sinclair ZX81 Software Catalogues

posted by TecSoft

Sinclair ZX81 Software catalogues listed all Sinclair branded software available at the time of publishing. The software was produced by Psion and ICL and covered everything from educational software to business and games. Check out the order form pages for game prices.

Browse the pages.

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15May/140

Early Sinclair ZX81 Software Adverts

posted by TecSoft

Way before full colour ads were the norm and just before the emergence of it’s colourful sibling; the ZX Spectrum, ZX81 software adverts in computer magazines were often a very crude affair. Still very much in the time of the ‘bedroom coder’ much of the software in this early period was still produced at home using rudimentary tape to tape copying machines and photocopied inlays and labels.

Take a look.

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15May/140

Picture of the Day: Escape from Manhattan [ZX81]

posted by TecSoft

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24Apr/140

ZEsarUX v0.6

posted by TecSoft

ZEsarUX is a ZX Machines Emulator for Unix, that emulates 16k, 48k, Inves Spectrum +, Spectrum 128k (English and Spanish), Spectrum +2 (English, Spanish and French), Spectrum +2A (English and Spanish), Microdigital TK90X (Portuguese and Spanish), TK95, ZX80, ZX81.

Version 0.6. April, 22th 2014:
Added ZX Spectrum smp tape loading (raw audio)
Added Image stabilization for hi-res modes on ZX80/81
Added real video display for curses and stdout for ZX80/81
Added Pulse Audio driver
Added experimental support for MEMPTR register - not enabled by default on configure
Changed border size for curses
Improved HRG Support: no more need to enable HRG option. To use HRG you must load HRG-driver.p and then LOAD "" the hrg program selected
Improved ZX81 tape routine: now you can load a ZX81 tape with LOAD "NAME" (it will load "NAME.P" file). It is used in multipart games
Improved ZX81 hi-res modes (WRX and others) - better handling of image width
Speeded up a bit some Z80 opcodes
Fixed bug with alsa driver and non-pthreads version
Fixed bug with CHR$128 and characters from 64th.

24Mar/140

Brand New Game: 16K Hires Pacman [ZX81]

posted by TecSoft

Here is a 'hires' version of the well known maze game, tested and working on a standard ZX81 with 16K RAM pack.

Download this game.

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26Jul/132

Monochrome Issue 4 Is Out

posted by TecSoft

monochrome4MONOCHROME magazine is a Sinclair ZX81 fanzine produced by Yerzmyey. The magazine is 12 pages long, printed in high quality using a special ZX font, in an A5 booklet.

Excellent quality with news for ZX80, ZX81 users, and their clones, packed with news and reviews of software and hardware.

You can buy it right now on www.sellmyretro.com. Price: £0.75 (+shipping).

Also you can read previous issues of the magazine:
Read Issue 1 of MonoChrome;
Read Issue 2 of MonoChrome;
Read Issue 3 of MonoChrome.

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22Jul/130

Brand New ZX81 Games

posted by TecSoft

Q*Bert by Johan "Dr Beep" Koelman and Batz by Peterz has been released last month. Check additional info in this topic.

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20Apr/132

Brand New Game: Locomotion [ZX81]

posted by TecSoft

At Sinclairzxworld a new 1K hires game by Dr Beep is available. Locomotion is a game where you must built a track for the train that starts at the left down corner. Make a track and let the train return to the startingposition.

Each succesfull ended screen will give you a wopping point in the score.

Controls :
Qwert = up
Asdfg = down
12345=left
67890=right
Space to start a game.

On the screen you will see garbage after loading. This is initial code and relocated code over the systemvariables to make more memory usefull.

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26Mar/130

Brand New ZX81 Game: Hunt The Wumpus

posted by TecSoft

Dr Beep released another great game. Download 1K ZX81 hires version of HUNT THE WUMPUS from the Texas Instruments.

Move through the maze. When you think you know where the Wumpus hides (indicated <=2 caves from the Wumpus by the edges) you press fire and then move to the Wumpus. When correct you will win otherwise you lose. You also lose when you enter the cave of the Wumpus without firing.

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