MATHEW SMITH

Started by Baggey, May 14, 2024, 20:17:06

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Baggey

Apparently Mathew Smith created Manic Miner on this!?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiBDxDBjOhQ

There was an interface to the ZX Spectrum? :-X
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Steve Elliott

Yes he did. And he produced the interface himself! Clever guy.  8)
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Baggey

It's a shame he lost his mind!??? :'(
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Steve Elliott

QuoteIt's a shame he lost his mind!??? :'(

So did Bobby Fischer (in chess). Another genius. I'm not sure Matthew has lost his mind just yet though. Certainly quirky and got burnt out.
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dawlane

The story goes that Mathew Smith wrote and tested the core of Manic Miner on a TRS-80 Model 4 and the ZX Spectrum specific routines were written blind. He managed to get access to Sinclair's cross development system for a weekend to compile, debug and save the final result.

Naughty Alien

Quote from: Baggey on May 14, 2024, 20:24:59It's a shame he lost his mind!??? :'(
..im not sure i follow..what happened?

dawlane

Quote from: Baggey on May 14, 2024, 20:24:59It's a shame he lost his mind!??? :'(
Not sure where you heard that. Unless you are thinking of when he was living in a Dutch commune...
He may still be working for Elite Systems.

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