Author Topic: Clive Sinclair dies, 81, the creator of ZX Spectrum  (Read 1451 times)

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R.I.P. Clive
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2021, 01:04:41 AM »
My first "real" computer was ZX Spectrum. So he made it to 81, in line with the ZX 81 ;-)

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Re: Clive Sinclair dies, 81, the creator of ZX Spectrum
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2021, 02:13:19 AM »
In high school, a friend of mine had a spectrum and we used to play a few games. One had to wait a long time for the funny cassette to reach its exact point.  :rolleyes:


The 100 Best Spectrum Games
https://retro-sanctuary.com/Top-100-Spectrum-Games-Page-1.html


Recent games for the spectrum. Most of the games presented here, although not all, have been released in 2019 or 2020.
https://www.xataka.com/retro/spectrum-sigue-demostrandonos-su-enorme-potencial-estos-siete-juegos-recientes-espectaculares-logran-exprimir-su-hardware


It is impressive the wonders that could be done with so few resources. Perhaps a good starting point for creating challenges today.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Clive Sinclair dies, 81, the creator of ZX Spectrum
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2021, 06:03:28 AM »
Requiem æternam dona ei, Domine. Et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.

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Re: Clive Sinclair dies, 81, the creator of ZX Spectrum
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2021, 10:43:37 AM »
https://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/gadgets/clive-sinclair-mr-inventor-der-vater-des-zx81-ist-tot-a-8ce72d69-7b90-47a1-b892-fe711e3e4147

It's in German, but Google translate or Deepl.com can do miracles :cool:

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What was left of his companies he sold in the mid-1980s. Freshly divorced, he later surrounded himself with beautiful young women and pursued a second career - as a fairly successful poker player.

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Re: Clive Sinclair dies, 81, the creator of ZX Spectrum
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2021, 07:02:31 PM »
Here you can find emulators for the spectrum:

https://worldofspectrum.org/tools/emulators


I am using right now EmuZWin, playing to one of my most played games in my life: Stardust from Topo Soft, my very first game in life. I thought some time ago on making my own "light" version of it. Many games for Spectrum are just affordable for any of us to make them... any one dares?  :toothy:

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Re: Clive Sinclair dies, 81, the creator of ZX Spectrum
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2021, 03:56:09 AM »
Rip sir sinclair
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Re: Clive Sinclair dies, 81, the creator of ZX Spectrum
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2021, 07:43:51 PM »
A very first stage of a basic game. You use the mouse to move a tiny star ship. You may fire with left mouse button, you may shoot only one every time. Enemies only kill you if they touch you. If you kill all the enemies, you win; if they kill you, you lose. 12 kb.
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Re: Clive Sinclair dies, 81, the creator of ZX Spectrum
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2021, 11:08:11 AM »
The same as the previous one but now, Left button can shoot several times, right button only one missile each time. Also restricted the mouse move. Enemy cannot shoot yet.

Edit: Enemies now can shoot.
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Re: Clive Sinclair dies, 81, the creator of ZX Spectrum
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2021, 08:07:22 AM »
There are now 100 enemy ships approaching our ship in waves. If we manage to destroy them all, we win. Now enemies do shoot. The bullets have a certain destructive power and the ships have a certain level of life that decreases with each impact. Some bugs fixed too.

Edited 01: A minor bug fixed, at the end of the first match everything is reseted properly.
Edited 02: Fixed the crash on exiting the program
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Re: Clive Sinclair dies, 81, the creator of ZX Spectrum
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2021, 09:36:48 AM »
Hi caballero!!

I don't remember any game in TK90  :eusa_snooty:, perhaps I don't have  :sad:

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Re: Clive Sinclair dies, 81, the creator of ZX Spectrum
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2021, 07:47:44 AM »
my intro to asm was on the 6502 commodore and was hooked right then to asm coding!

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Re: Clive Sinclair dies, 81, the creator of ZX Spectrum
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2021, 08:08:33 AM »
Hi, anunitu, long time to hear from you.  :thumbsup:

I had a small collection of video game magazines, with amazing games, like Shadow of the Beast, that did not run on my little pc. Instead I had a few as Stardust, Goody, Livinstone supongo, Last mission
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Re: Clive Sinclair dies, 81, the creator of ZX Spectrum
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2021, 08:26:35 AM »
old age is slowing me down a bit 74 now 75 this feb

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Re: Clive Sinclair dies, 81, the creator of ZX Spectrum
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2021, 09:29:32 AM »
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Its about time you turned up, I thought the girls had ambushed you and carted you off.  :tongue:
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