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Online iWasAdam

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Spectrom
« on: May 21, 2020, 11:11:38 AM »
Here's a little something I'm toying with:

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Re: Spectrom
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 02:26:02 PM »
looks nice!, i never know a spectrom, but i have my C64c, are you working in a emulator?

remember me the animator years. in 90's

when i see that kind of graphics, i feel like i am home, like in my begininings..

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Re: Spectrom
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2020, 02:45:28 PM »
looks nice!, i never know a spectrom, but i have my C64c, are you working in a emulator?

Sort of based on the Sinclair Spectrum, but with enhanced display.

It's not going to be an emulator, but a complete system.

My thought is to write a compiler that will compile into bytecode and run apps that way. The compile should be almost instant, so no waiting for compiles. That way I can have an immediate platform for pure retro games all running under a unified OS.
That way you just adjust the system sound/keyboard/joystick, etc and the games just work.

The same for the palette, you get a floating palette which can be used at any time.

I sort of thought about what 'if' and started from there.

I've just got the window system to function basically so far, so not too shabby...

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Re: Spectrom
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2020, 03:13:30 PM »
ahh, excellent !!, everything looks very neat !!

I ask you, technically speaking, if in a 3D game, you approach a computer, could the player be controlled by a computer that virtually has your spectrum program to make programs?

I always dreamed of the idea, that with virtual reality, I can program from virtual reality more of my virtual reality.

this is more a conceptual question.


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Re: Spectrom
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2020, 03:27:33 PM »
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if in a 3D game, you approach a computer, could the player be controlled by a computer that virtually has your spectrum program to make programs?

That's a very interesting concept. An addition to that would be a game, that you dropped back into the system for you to complete a computer related task, or one that could potentially rewrite the source.

Very interesting...  :o

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Re: Spectrom
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2020, 04:44:18 PM »
Ok - I give up - when the heck DO you sleep?! :o

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Re: Spectrom
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2020, 05:14:14 PM »
Ok - I give up - when the heck DO you sleep?! :o

He doesn't. Adam is a bot created by the forum software to keep us all on our toes. He creates lots of projects so we feel obliged to get motivated and do stuff too.

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Re: Spectrom
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2020, 06:54:04 PM »
Haha yes, I think Xerra might be right.  Neat project.
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Re: Spectrom
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2020, 12:10:18 PM »
Bleep Bleep. Give me yourz data...  8)
Sorta got all the basics operational now, fullscreen, task manger etc, basic windows stuff. I'm letter the concept of how the 'apps' will operate settle into my thoughts, but I've got a solid concept to work from.

Next up will be window resizing and minimizing to finish things, then onto compilers...

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Re: Spectrom
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2020, 02:25:41 PM »
A very nice little thought just occurred to me...
Spectrom should run very well on a Pi  8)

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Re: Spectrom
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2020, 03:19:41 PM »
One thing i've found while just getting the window system to operate is the speed - It's a demon...

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Re: Spectrom
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2020, 11:33:59 PM »
Never mind the klinklair klectrum. How about doing the mighty C64? Or the Vic 20. You know - real computers :)

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Re: Spectrom
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2020, 12:47:22 AM »
Looking awesome!

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Re: Spectrom
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2020, 05:50:38 AM »
If you opt for the c64, can u make the tapes load a bit faster......? My mates took forever to load, we could get a gam of risk in while the c64 loaded!

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Re: Spectrom
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2020, 10:02:06 AM »
You might want to rename it to prevent alienating some people lol.   :))

Something like Go 8-Bit...there again I think that was a TV Show.
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