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They think its all over...

Well. Its the end of July ( well, to be pedantic its now August ) and The RetroChallenge comes to an end this weekend, so it seems apt to try and see where I got to with my ‘project’. 309 more words

Day 31 - Retrochallenge July 31 Final Thoughts

As I wrap up my first experience with a Retrochallenge a few things I’d like to share:

1. I would not have accomplished what I have in the past month including the programming, documentation and sharing of my ZX-Spectrum Timex Sinclair 2068 Superstar Baseball game if I had not participated in the challenge and if I did not hold myself to the… 273 more words

Retro Challenge 7/2015 - TS 2068 Game Allstar Baseball

Time for 3e

I first read about the Spectrum +3e replacement ROM’s, from Garry Lancaster, a while back. The ROM’s replace the existing chips, adding a number of… 227 more words

Day 29.2 - Final Software Cut - Superstar Baseball!!!

This evening I created the final cut of the Superstar Baseball Software.  In what I understand is typical for ZX-Spectrum (Timex Sinclair 2068) software, a loadings screen is provided to give something interesting to look at while the software is loading.  56 more words

Retro Challenge 7/2015 - TS 2068 Game Allstar Baseball

Dual-Playfield Nightmare

Okay, people, buckle in and put on your mirrorshades.  This is my final Retrochallenge 2015 07 entry, and it’s a doozy:  A tragedy of blunders and a triumph of late-night hacking.  2,087 more words

Retrocomputing

List for potential future enhancements

My list for future enhancements to Superstar Baseball

  1. Optimize some code to free additional RAM for more options
  2. Port to other computers Apple ][, Commodore 64, TI 99 /4a, Tandy Model 100, Atari?
  3. 230 more words
Retro Challenge 7/2015 - TS 2068 Game Allstar Baseball

Day 28 am - First Reflections on the Retrochallenge, how well did I stick to my Guiding Principles

As I start to reflect on participation in my first retrochallenge, it has been a really fun and challenging experience that has inspired me to create a program I have been thinking about since I saw the movie “Field of Dreams” in 1989, so 26 years later I have finally written the program for the baseball board game I loved and spent many hours playing a kid, “Sports Illustrated Superstar Baseball”.  846 more words

Retro Challenge 7/2015 - TS 2068 Game Allstar Baseball