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Re: thought for next game compo
« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2020, 07:59:49 AM »
I looked at that monitor too but as far as I could tell it only goes up to 60hz?. I wanted a decent resolution ( 2560 x 1440 ) with a high refresh for a silky smooth OS experience + I can run Amiga emulation @ 100hz for that extra smooth movement thanks to doubling up on the original PAL 50hz
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Re: thought for next game compo
« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2020, 07:06:57 AM »
Game comp... sorry for the delay which is due to current workload. I’m aiming to get the comp up soon within the next 48hrs.

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Re: thought for next game compo
« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2020, 11:22:24 AM »
My time estimates routine is seriously bugged and churns out all sorts of wacky dates. Will fix it but things have been super busy :(

New estimate.... Soon soon ;D
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Re: thought for next game compo
« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2020, 12:36:40 PM »
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My time estimates routine is seriously bugged and churns out all sorts of wacky dates
I think it's right on target for a AAA game. ;-)

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Re: thought for next game compo
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2020, 04:32:40 PM »
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My time estimates routine is seriously bugged and churns out all sorts of wacky dates
I think it's right on target for a AAA game. ;-)
Very true :)) but I will sort it soon.
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Re: thought for next game compo
« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2020, 02:03:45 PM »
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Quote from: iWasAdam on August 06, 2020, 07:31:37 AM

What monitor did you get?

In the end I went for this one as it’s resolution is decent, has a display port & two HDMI ports ( DP for Mac & HDMI for raspberry pi ). It also supports 50hz for smooth scrolling in retro systems like the Amiga and C64. Lastly it goes up to 144hz for smooth OS movement.

How did you know before buying it supported 50hz refresh, it doesn't give that information on the link you supplied?  I would maybe go for the 24 inch version for retro stuff.  It's annoying refresh rate information only seems to be listed on TV's, but not monitors.  I have an Acer Monitor that I didn't know it could switch to 50hz until I went into the graphics driver options (you cannot change it from the monitor buttons).  But Nvidia graphics driver settings for Windows, I'm not sure what refresh rate a Spectrum Next or C64 would be set to if I just plugged them in, default 60hz?  Plus I have 2 Raspberry pi's running at a monitor rate of 60hz, could they run at 50hz too?  Again no way of changing through monitor buttons.
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Re: thought for next game compo
« Reply #36 on: August 15, 2020, 06:35:37 PM »
I read the online manual which list the supported resolutions and refresh rates ;D - I also use SwitchResX where you can set whatever the monitor supports in a quick drop down menu so no diving into settings each time.

I know with the C64 maxi you can set it to PAL / NTSC and it’d be stupid if the Speccy Next doesn’t do 50hz as it was most popular in the UK.

Raspberry pi’s can run at 50hz too and there is a setting in the retropie configuration to set that.
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Re: thought for next game compo
« Reply #37 on: August 15, 2020, 06:44:20 PM »
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I read the online manual which list the supported resolutions and refresh rates ;D - I also use SwitchResX where you can set whatever the monitor supports in a quick drop down menu so no diving into settings each time.

You read the online manual, how sneaky haha (thanks)  :))  And you can set it from the monitor, or you need to use SwitchResX?

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I know with the C64 maxi you can set it to PAL / NTSC and it’d be stupid if the Speccy Next doesn’t do 50hz as it was most popular in the UK.

Well the C64 Maxi is a super friendly emulator, not a hardware FPGA recreation.  And yes the Speccy does 50/60hz but I'm talking about monitors.

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Raspberry pi’s can run at 50hz too and there is a setting in the retropie configuration to set that.

I know, doesn't mean the monitor can support it though lol.  :P
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Re: thought for next game compo
« Reply #38 on: August 16, 2020, 12:40:10 AM »
On the monitor I have you can’t set the Hz manually but MacOS detects the resolutions and Hz available ( mostly ) and you set it there. The only one I had to add via SwitchResX was 2560x1440 @ 50hz but I find that 100hz is smoother with fast motion on PAL based systems like C64, Amiga etc. I would say Speccy but it wasn’t known for its silky smooth scrolling :P

I’d be surprised if all multi Hz monitors didn’t support 50hz with only the snobby posh ones stuck on 60hz only.
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Re: thought for next game compo
« Reply #39 on: August 16, 2020, 12:43:43 AM »
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I would say Speccy but it wasn’t known for its silky smooth scrolling :P

Then you haven't run the Spectrum Next demos I posted lol.   :P
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Re: thought for next game compo
« Reply #40 on: August 16, 2020, 05:36:36 AM »
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I would say Speccy but it wasn’t known for its silky smooth scrolling :P

Then you haven't run the Spectrum Next demos I posted lol.   :P
I was talking about the original Speccy :))
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Re: thought for next game compo
« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2020, 09:03:58 AM »
I know lol.
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Re: thought for next game compo
« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2020, 08:33:48 PM »
Next game comp goes up tonight ( sometime ). I’ll make sure nothing gets in the way this time :))
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Re: thought for next game compo
« Reply #43 on: August 16, 2020, 10:09:26 PM »
Next game comp goes up tonight ( sometime ). I’ll make sure nothing gets in the way this time :))

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Re: thought for next game compo
« Reply #44 on: August 17, 2020, 12:51:04 AM »
Especially as it's gone midnight :-)

 

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