Star Paws (ZX Spectrum Emulated)

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Why can't you jump without falling....

-- Posted by GTibel on 2019-01-18 05:09:06   Reply
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YES! yes

So, you created a Spectrum +2. I didn't know which one to choose so I went with a Spectrum 128K. I still haven't found out where to go for game files, and how to load them. I think I figured out that the virtual cassette recorder is for recording play footage. Is that correct?

Well, it's 7:32am here and I still haven't gone to bed. I've been spending several hours playing Dark Chambers for the 2600 (emulated).

Tootles. :)

-- Posted by Mark on 2019-01-18 06:34:29   Reply
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Mark,

Made a little video. Just select .tap or .tzx files in the tape loader. (no, it's not for recording your video); I use OBS to record. Then enter and press play. That's it. Fast forward if you don't like to wait.

For .Z80 or .SNA files (snapshots), just load "save state' and select your file.

You can download games on WOS: http://www.worldofspectrum.org/ or on the internet archive and have the complete TOSEC.

https://archive.org/details/zx_spectrum_library_games

You can download 1by1 or the complete +9000 bunch in one go.

-- Posted by GTibel on 2019-01-18 07:00:23   Reply
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Yes
-- Posted by Bamse on 2019-01-18 07:38:27   Reply
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@GTibel:

I downloaded Breakthru.tzx, expanding and archiving the file using WinRAR. I can find the file. It's in the same WinRAR Download folder as all of my Atari 2600 and 7800 game files. However when I started my virtual Spectrum 128K and selected the Tape Loader option, all that I see is a lack of signal (snow we use to call it), with a verticle rolling pattern. Is this the correct procedure? Perhaps it takes as long to load as an actual cassette program on real hardward. I gave up after a few minutes.

I never did see an option to download all of the games at once. 

-- Posted by Mark on 2019-01-19 00:01:12   Reply
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@Mark:

Leave the files unzipped. On the internet archive you can download the complete Tosec zip file.

Snow is because your virtual machine is not powered on wink

Press the power button in the upper left corner.

-- Posted by GTibel on 2019-01-19 00:06:58   Reply
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What I've tried Step-by-Step:

I went to: http://www.worldofspectrum.org/ 

I downloaded the version of the emulator for 64-bit Windows. I selected Breakthru.tzx, and downloaded it to the Downloads folder in Expanded form (NOT zipped). 

I clicked on my virtual machine - Zx Spectrum 128k

This calls up a menu. The options are:
*Tape Loader
*128 BASIC
*Calculator
*48 BASIC
*Tape Tester

I selected Tape Loader and hit Enter. This calls up Tape Loader. Beneath that it says To cancel - press BREAK twice. Nothing else happens. 

Then I launched WinRAR. It lists all of my downloaded (and expanded) games in alpbabetical order. Breakthru.txz is listed, right along with with all of my Atari 2600 and 7800 games. Files expanded and archived by WinRAR are grouped together with the WinRAR logo and the name of the file.

Maybe I'm doing something wrong, or not giving the game enough time to load (I gave it about 5 minutes). Nothing came up as to what file, if any, was loading. It also did not give me the option to select a game to load.

-- Posted by Mark on 2019-01-19 00:29:39   Reply
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I launched RetroVirtualMachine. Pictured is my beautiful Sinclair Zx Spectrum 128k, with an image beneath it of the British (Union Jack) flag. No option to create a Timex Simclair. lol.

I clicked on the button in the upper left hand corner. The options then offered:
*Create machine
*Open machine 
*Configure Gamepads
*About RVM

I clicked on Open machine. My Downloads folder came up looking for .rvm files as the default. No files. So I sellect ALL files. The only file, Break Thru.tzx, is the only file listed. I click on it with my mouse (left-click), and then click Open. The entire RetroVirtualMachine program then closes.

I then copied Breakthru.tzx to WinRAR. So this game exists as two different files on my computer. One Breakthru.tzx, and the other Breakthru.rar. RetroVirtualMachine then closes itself whenever I've tried loading either Breakthru.tzx or Breakthru.rar.

Do they publish a book called Emulators For Dummies? Because I feel like one, and I have an I.Q. of 140. Of course I also have ADHD and Dyslexia, so they cancel each other out I guess. frown

-- Posted by Mark on 2019-01-19 01:05:01   Reply
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@Mark:

It's  virtual Marc. Also the tape player wink

Press the eject button on the tape player, select your tzx or tap file. Press enter. Press play

easy no?cheeky

-- Posted by GTibel on 2019-01-19 01:45:30   Reply
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@GTibel:

Well, now I've done all that. The game tape loads into the tape player, I hit play, I listen to a lot of computer noises, which naturally stopped when the tape reached the end. Once the end of the tape was reached nothing else happened. I even tried a different game. Emulators hate me.

-- Posted by Mark on 2019-01-19 02:54:40   Reply
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You need to press ENTER before pressing play he Marc wink.

Like a real Speccy/C64/Atari XL

-- Posted by GTibel on 2019-01-19 03:21:32   Reply