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  • Wingnut May 19, 2024 at 9:28 AM

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    You are probably not wrong at all; it could definitely be done that way. In fact, that's actually how I would do it. It might be a bit like "cheating", but it would work definitevly. It would involve writing Cerberus-X code that performs string
  • ddabrahim May 19, 2024 at 8:26 AM

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    Maybe I am looking at it with untrained eyes from a wrong perspective but with ZX Basic doing the hard work, I imagine CX only need to translate CX code to BASIC possibly ignoring mojo specific commands. I am playing with the idea for a long time to…
  • ddabrahim May 19, 2024 at 8:20 AM

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    Sounds like you did put in lot of effort in to this project. The only thing I have done to sort of emulate the look is I draw everything on to small 320x200 canvas and scale it up to whatever the actual screen size is.

    I always felt like CX need more…
  • ddabrahim May 19, 2024 at 8:04 AM

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    I feel that I want to mention that as I have a love for retro machines I actually have been working on a minimal "engine" for retro graphics inside Cerberus-X. I would never call it an engine bc it's too simple. What it does is it allows me to use retro…
  • Wingnut May 18, 2024 at 9:48 PM

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    To compile Cerberus-X to specific syntaxes to run on specific hardware sounds like an exciting challenge. Personally I don't know enough to do that the "proper way" yet.
  • Wingnut May 18, 2024 at 9:10 PM

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    Btw I ofund out that emulating a particular machinewould actually take more effort from me than just coding a dream retro machine that combines all the features I love from each platform. So that's what I did.

    Right now I'm working on something but I plan…
  • Wingnut May 18, 2024 at 8:43 PM

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    I feel that I want to mention that as I have a love for retro machines I actually have been working on a minimal "engine" for retro graphics inside Cerberus-X. I would never call it an engine bc it's too simple. What it does is it allows me to use retro…
  • ddabrahim May 18, 2024 at 4:06 PM

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    I'm getting really obsessed with the ZX Spectrum and being able to use my machine only 20 minutes at the time is not enough, I decided to take a look at ZX Basic.

    It is basically just a compiler to compile Sinclair BASIC code/text in to either a binary or…
  • ddabrahim May 14, 2024 at 3:12 PM

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    The primary reason I picked the replica over the original hardware was the fact the old hardware tend to break often which I can’t fix.

    Unfortunately the ZX Spectrum prove this. First I got a 48k but after couple days stopped working. The seller…
  • Wingnut May 14, 2024 at 2:31 PM

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    I avoid replicas like the plague, you never know what kind of experience they will deliver. Some might be good but most of them do a poor job. They are more or less just an emulator in with a bad HD graphical menu instead of the real deal. You want the…
  • ddabrahim May 14, 2024 at 12:52 PM

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    Last year I have purchased a C64 replica with very high hopes of developing games for the C64, but I did find programming for it a bit beyond my head, it was nothing like what I was hoping. The only thing I managed to do is draw and move a sprite across…
  • Wingnut May 13, 2024 at 7:47 PM

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    Just for fun I got a 1984 ZX Spectrum Plus and as I was searching for books and tools, I was surprised to see people did publish books only few years ago to teach Sinclair BASIC and there are some modern tools for Windows, Mac and Linux to develop for…
  • Wingnut May 13, 2024 at 7:47 PM

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    Nice. I loved doing graphics animation on my C64C and Amiga all day long actually. You had to use Machinecode though on the C64C the in-built BASIC was not enough for what I wanted to do, but it was not too difficult to make simple games and apps. I made…
  • mag May 9, 2024 at 5:25 PM

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    just track yourself using timer or something and goto home when no activity from user.

    On android you can call launcher to home screen and leaving your app. this is like quiting but you app is suspend. i have java code for that but cannot give it now.

    when…
  • Pierrou May 9, 2024 at 12:21 AM

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    Usually game companies fight for every second of user interaction so this might be a decent default behaviour. I can look into it to see if we can switch it to a more battery friendly mode.
  • Phil May 8, 2024 at 9:06 PM

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    Usually game companies fight for every second of user interaction so this might be a decent default behaviour. I can look into it to see if we can switch it to a more battery friendly mode.
  • Pierrou May 8, 2024 at 4:57 PM

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    I'm updating an old app of mine for Android and iOS, working on the Android version for now. When there is no activity usually the screen turns off, which is not the case with my app (you have to turn it off manually, which is not a big problem). Is…
  • ddabrahim May 8, 2024 at 11:56 AM

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    Just for fun I got a 1984 ZX Spectrum Plus and as I was searching for books and tools, I was surprised to see people did publish books only few years ago to teach Sinclair BASIC and there are some modern tools for Windows, Mac and Linux to develop for…
  • Pierrou April 29, 2024 at 9:20 PM

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    Hi oh thanks I was away from CX programming for a few months didn't see the fix. I'm using cerberus-v2023-05-26!
  • Phil April 29, 2024 at 1:00 AM

    Reacted with Like to Pierrou’s post in the thread Update app to Android.
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    Ok so I followed what the error message said and added
    android:exported="true"

    inside <activity> in the AndroidManifest.xml file template

    and it seems to work!