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Re: Retro Assembly Language
« Reply #45 on: August 31, 2020, 02:28:34 PM »
Excellent  :D

Well you can help us z80 assembly noobs then lol.  Yep a year to learn assembly, plus I already have a compatible Competition Pro Joystick, a Sega 6 button gamepad and a PS2 Mouse for the Next.  :)
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Re: Retro Assembly Language
« Reply #46 on: August 31, 2020, 04:29:18 PM »
I see there are a few new assembly instructions to help move the 'bits' around easier. Interesting that they've called the main core the Z80N to reflect the new instructions.

Plenty of 'Next' specific software ports to have a play with which can also be controlled by the copper chip by the looks of it.

I don't have any accessories lined up just yet. I remember the competition pro, best of the best back in the day :)

Interesting times ahead.

Just found this site for a couple of addons...
https://store.activeconsult.co.uk/shop/ols/products
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Re: Retro Assembly Language
« Reply #47 on: August 31, 2020, 04:33:27 PM »
Yes it seems you can access ports from Next BASIC too, with assembly language lots of possibilities.

And regards the Competition Pro yes it's a classic with microswitch clickyness.
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« Reply #48 on: August 31, 2020, 04:43:06 PM »
That stick brings back fond memories, practically indestructible. Those super loud clicky switches :) BTW I'm sure you're aware that it can survive been thrown across the room an almost infinite number of times  :))

Are you going in for Basic or Assembly?
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Re: Retro Assembly Language
« Reply #49 on: August 31, 2020, 04:49:15 PM »
Yes I had to get a classic joystick of the era, and something more modern for Next games that take advantage of the extra buttons.  Haha, but could it survive Daley Thompson's Decathlon?   :))

I think I might do a bit of Next BASIC (rather than Sinclair BASIC) short term, but I see it as a machine for coding assembly language.
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Re: Retro Assembly Language
« Reply #50 on: September 02, 2020, 09:29:58 PM »
This looks like it may be an interesting series if you happen to have a C128.

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Re: Retro Assembly Language
« Reply #51 on: September 03, 2020, 05:25:42 PM »
A week to go on the Spectrum Next Kickstarter and it's at £1,407,945.
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Re: Retro Assembly Language
« Reply #53 on: September 07, 2020, 03:24:16 PM »
If you're using Windows then this should help get you up and running:

https://specnext.dev/tutorials/creating-a-z80-assembly-development-environment-on-windows/

For mac:
https://specnext.dev/tutorials/cspect-mac/

Not sure where Linux is but it can't be difficult to work it out from those 2 :)
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Re: Retro Assembly Language
« Reply #54 on: September 07, 2020, 03:46:23 PM »
Cheers col!   :D
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Re: Retro Assembly Language
« Reply #55 on: September 07, 2020, 06:52:17 PM »
Well the Kickstarter for the ZX Spectrum Next reached it's £250,000 goal in less than 5 minutes, so the team kept adding and adding to the Stretch Goals until they had the last stretch goal of £1.5 Million, with some extra goodies for the backers.  It's just passed that figure with a few days to go on the Kickstarter (currently £1,656,289).  *Steve raises a glass to The Next Team*
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Re: Retro Assembly Language
« Reply #57 on: September 10, 2020, 11:25:58 AM »
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Over 1.7mil now  8)

Yep £1,707,078 and 9 hours to go.   :D

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This may also help noobies getting into z80  ;D

Cheers, I'll be looking at Z80 Assembly Language after the SB Coding Comp.
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Re: Retro Assembly Language
« Reply #58 on: September 10, 2020, 09:06:19 PM »
£1,846,756 the final figure.  Congrats to the team.   :D
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Re: Retro Assembly Language
« Reply #59 on: September 11, 2020, 02:33:19 AM »
Yep a huge congratulations to them. Over 5000 backers.

I wish it was August 2021 already lol
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