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by swensont
Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: Software
Topic: ZX81 Sofware Repository
Replies: 8
Views: 4107

Re: ZX81 Sofware Repository

Over 1400 titles? That's going to take a while to go through. I'm finding more and more in the Internet Archive. They also have archived copies of Your Computer, ZX Monthy, Sinclair User, Sync, and other early 80's computer magazines. I was going to scan my copies of Sync, but they are all there on ...
by swensont
Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: Sinclair Misc
Topic: ZX81 references in Academic Journals
Replies: 1
Views: 855

ZX81 references in Academic Journals

I've been looking at the ZX81 from the point of using it for comutation work. I did some Google searches looking to see if I could find any reference to the ZX81 in academic publications. I found a number and I thought that readers on this board might find them interesting. Only a few of the article...
by swensont
Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: ZX BASIC
Topic: MCODER2 Tutoral
Replies: 4
Views: 1757

Re: MCODER2 Tutoral

Siggi, Thanks for pointing out the issue with the 16-bit variables. I've edited the paper to indicate this and changed the example to one what would not go over 64K. I've also added links in the website to the source code examples in the paper. I have not tried the different pokes to modify MCODER2,...
by swensont
Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: ZX BASIC
Topic: MCODER2 Tutoral
Replies: 4
Views: 1757

MCODER2 Tutoral

After tinkering around with MCODER2, I decided to write up a short tutorial on using MCODER2, It is a 7 page PDF document that goes over the steps in using MCODER2, and includes a little cheatsheet with the different USR calls for MCODER2. Now, I'm not an expert at MCODER2, but I like to document wh...
by swensont
Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:39 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Time traveling with the TS 1000
Replies: 6
Views: 1969

Re: Time traveling with the TS 1000

"Compute!" did cover the T/S 1000 occasionally, but the two main Sinclair magazines in the US were "Sync" and "Timex/Sinclair User." I have a number of issues of both (maybe all of T/S User) and am in the process of scanning them in for archival purposes. I have done three issues of both magazines. ...
by swensont
Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Possible Project - slightly off-topic!
Replies: 38
Views: 10980

Re: Possible Project - slightly off-topic!

From what you written, the needs would be this: 1. catch any print output coming into the parallel port. 2. Convert to what ever the local printer is 3. Send to local printer. For #1, a daemon could be written that read the parallel port device. With Linux/Unix all ports are files, so the program wo...
by swensont
Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:38 am
Forum: Development
Topic: z88dk Tutorial in English
Replies: 5
Views: 4550

z88dk Tutorial in English

I've seen the z88dk tutorial posted on the German ZX81 forum. I've tried reading it, but it's been 30 years since my high school German. There was some suggestions in this board about using Google Translate, which was a good idea. I took each of the parts of the tutorial, ran them through Google Tra...
by swensont
Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:30 am
Forum: Development
Topic: One Dim. Cellular Automata on ZX81
Replies: 0
Views: 967

One Dim. Cellular Automata on ZX81

Back in college I did some research into One Dimensional Cellular Automata (1DCA). I wrote my research paper and the accompanying software on the QL. Now that I am tinkering again with the ZX81, I decided to write a couple of1DCA programs for the ZX81. I just wanted to show that it is still possible...
by swensont
Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: The best ZX81 emulator for Linux?
Replies: 33
Views: 18811

Re: The best ZX81 emulator for Linux?

Since I'm looking to completely move from Windows to Linux, I've been working on ZX81 tools for Linux. For the emulator, I've found sz81 version 2.1.7 compiles fine under Lubuntu 12. I've tried xz81 and it failed to compile. SZ81 is slow, but it is Linux native. Another option is to use DOSBOX and r...
by swensont
Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: ZX BASIC
Topic: Bug in ZXTEXT2P
Replies: 5
Views: 2234

Re: Bug in ZXTEXT2P

I've been doing my ZX81 work on Linux and using DOSBOX, so having a Win32 version of ZXTEXT2P will not work for me. If you've made changes to ZXTEXT2P, why not publish the changes or the new code and others can compile to their own environment. Heck, I wonder if it would compile under Linux. May hav...