BOOK: 81 hires games for the 1K ZX81

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dr beep
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BOOK: 81 hires games for the 1K ZX81

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I sent in my manuscript about coding my 1K hires game.
Soon you can buy the book with the description about all 81 games at Amazon.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/81-hires-games ... oks&sr=1-5
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Re: BOOK: 81 hires games for the 1K ZX81

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Interesting! Not bought a book in a while.

Is it an explanation of the games or does include general information about programming hires?
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Re: BOOK: 81 hires games for the 1K ZX81

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Lardo Boffin wrote: Wed Apr 26, 2023 9:23 pm Interesting! Not bought a book in a while.

Is it an explanation of the games or does include general information about programming hires?
It is about the games,how the first idea formed, how the games work, which fun facts about the games.
Which controls.

It is NOT about coding, just about the games and why I stopped at 81.
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Re: BOOK: 81 hires games for the 1K ZX81

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No worries! You had mentioned doing a book about that before I think so wanted to be sure.

My copy is ordered!
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ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, rebuilt)
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY and +, ZX8-CCB, ZX-KDLX & ChromaSCART
Tatung 81 + Wespi
TS 1500 & 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 862)
Spectrum 48ks plus a DIVMMC future and SPECTRA
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Re: BOOK: 81 hires games for the 1K ZX81

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A preview of 1 game can be read here.

https://www.mediafire.com/file/omajawpx ... Y.pdf/file
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Re: BOOK: 81 hires games for the 1K ZX81

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Just ordered from Amazon in the us.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0C2RW1TH1/
Wonder if I'll be the first person to get a copy over here? ;-)

Thanx!
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Re: BOOK: 81 hires games for the 1K ZX81

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Does the book have type-ins of the games in funky slanted columns? :D
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thewiz wrote: Fri Apr 28, 2023 10:15 am Does the book have type-ins of the games in funky slanted columns? :D
See link above with example for BLOCKY, repeat rhat 80x

I am thinking how I can make something with examples without describing each game.
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Re: BOOK: 81 hires games for the 1K ZX81

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Hi dr beep !

there is no code in the book, as you said previously, but i don't see any link to go and load them in the few pages we can preview in Amazon.
Is it printed somewhere in the book ?
(not for me, i donwload it from here as soon as i see one :D )

Just looking to buy one for a gift for another ZX addicted friend.
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Dim_75 wrote: Fri Apr 28, 2023 6:11 pm Hi dr beep !

there is no code in the book, as you said previously, but i don't see any link to go and load them in the few pages we can preview in Amazon.
Is it printed somewhere in the book ?
(not for me, i donwload it from here as soon as i see one :D )

Just looking to buy one for a gift for another ZX addicted friend.
A preview on Amazon will be around next week.
The mediafire link above will download 2 pages anout the game BLOCKY.
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