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http://vimeo.com/18484636

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anyone know where to find this demo please?

http://vimeo.com/18484636

It lives! (sort of)

Site Maintenance

If you can see this message, then you’re viewing worldofsam on its new home at pinkstuff II! The old server was getting on for ten years old (it’s a Pentium2!) and we’d seen some hardware unreliability lately, so it was only a matter of time before my sites would have to move house.

In an ideal world this would all happen quietly behind the scenes and you wouldn’t notice any difference…

In practice there are a whole bunch of grubby differences - largely due to now running on a more recent version of PHP which has taken a dislike to the (rather old) version of drupal on which this site is based. I’m trying to fix issues as and when I can identify them (mostly by applying a patch from a later drupal version), unfortunately as this site relies quite heavily on some custom field types to the the flexinode module (which was deprecated, rewritten, and folded into drupal core with an incompatible API within a year of starting up the site) this means I need to find and apply individual patches since upgrading wholesale to drupal 7 would pretty much require rewriting the site from scratch.

Please let me know (email might be best) if you see any issues, especially relating to logins (I’ve patched one session handling problem [92802]). Also, I already know that:

  • A whole bunch of the administrator pages are showing up blank, but that shouldn’t affect anyone but me…
  • Image handling is not properly reinstalled yet, so uploading title images or screenshots will not generate thumbnails correctly Fixed.
  • Note that the URL will show up as “worldofsam.intensity.org.uk” for a little while. I’ll change this back to worldofsam.org after a few days when its likely that the DNS change has propagated. Should be back to normal now.
  • The edit-user page doesn’t appear to work (“php: Parameter 2 to user_user() expected to be a reference, value given”), so I can’t approve new accounts or block existing slightly-spamming ones… Fixed in module.inc
  • I consistently seem to get logged out after editing a content page which someone else last edited.

  • Spectrum titles with a SAM version on the other WoS

    News

    Spectrum titles which were also released on the SAM Coupe are now also listed on www.worldofspectrum.org:

    SimCoupe for Android

    News

    Any chance of seeing more ports of SimCoupe or has the project been retired now? It is such a perfect emulator, and I’d love to see it running on the new tablets / phone running Android.

    Temporary downtime

    Site Maintenance

    The server host will be down for a few hours in the early hours of tomorrow morning, for power systems maintenance. Hopefully everything will be back to normal by 08:00.

    Real Time Worlds gone into admin

    News

    Realtime Worlds have gone into admin. No direct relevance to SAM, but this was the pairing of our very own Colin Macdonald and DMA Designs (who licensed Lemmings to SAM) and would probably not be the company it is (was?) today without our little blue footed friend.

    BBC News story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-11003456

    And nice interview with Colin here where he talks a little SAM: http://www.square-go.com/feature/970

    Best of luck for the future for all those involved. And thanks to Colin for all the great stuff he did for the SAM community (although I never realised (from the interview) he was involved in the Manic Miner licence - thought that was Dave, Bob and SAMCo?

    Megademo

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    vl1772

    Sam
    ed
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    hd
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    50mb atom lite serial directory track partition giving access to further 50mb record chunks
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    msdos
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    linux
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    vdp9990
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    r800
    67% (2 votes)
    dma
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    pic microcontroller
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    128k emulator using 1mb external ram
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    choice 11 wow that is a lot
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    retrox modified to save an atom lite hdf file with compressed masterbasic screens
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    5 frames +simcoop accelerate cheat
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    gives us 5 frames to load two frames for interlaced video
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    anyone use line interrupt for more colours onscreen especially in interlaced?
    33% (1 vote)
    hmpr two bits available for mode 3 16 colours anyone figure how to use them?
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    edwin says hardware scrolling
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    keyboard membrane please anyone help!
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    19 choices and the ol need more choices tick box is still there these things are as tempting
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    as cutting and pasting a 10mb jpg into notepad and then stuffing it in a text box input o f apc hardware manufacturer whose har
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    Total votes: 3

    SAM COUPE and software for ZX Spectrum 128

    News

    Yet is possible easy convert ZX128 software for SAM COUPE with 1MB external memory.

    http://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/showthread.php?t=29437

    SAM Revival issue 23 out now...

    News

    Finally, it’s out! Issue 23 of SAM Revival is out now from Quazar

    This issue of SAM Revival costs £3.99 for the UK, or £4.79 for EU including Airmail postage. You can also subscribe for six issues at a discounted price of £21.98 (UK) or £26.98 (EU). More information and ordering information can be found on the Quazar website at www.samcoupe.com

    SAM Revival is a printed magazine with an accompanying cover disk of software and aims to be packed full of SAM Coupé news, interesting features, articles and interviews, catering for everything SAM related. The first issue launched in August 2002, and the magazine is now read by SAM users in 20 countries.

    On the coverdisk you’ll find the fantastic VIC-20 emulator from Simon Owen, a new wireframe 3D demo from Thomas Harte, and a full adventure game from Hydrasoft / Pete King.

    Inside the magazine you’ll find seven pages of news from around the SAM world covering all the latest developments and what is on the horizon. The Developer Diary looks at the progress by Adrian Brown of porting a TCP/IP stack to the SAM, Thomas Harte covers the work on his 3D engine and Colin Piggot goes over the improvements to the newest version of B-DOS for the Trinity Ethernet Interface. There’s also source code for the new patched SAM ROM to auto boot from the Trinity.

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