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Old 06 August 2012, 19:08   #1
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ZX Spectrum 128k demos?

Okay, Iīm enough of a demoscene and retro junkie that Iīve now ordered yet another machine to fill a need for a new niche in my computing room. Emulators are not enough and youtube certainly isnīt. Thereīs nothing like the warm feeling of running a cool production on real hardware. So I will soon have a ZX Spectrum 128k with divide!

Iīd like to get some beeps beeping and colors clashing and stuff running on my screen soon after I get the machine up and running. What should I look forward to and where to get and what? I donīt even know any spectrum demoscene group by name or anything.

Name 3 essential demos that I just have to see that have been released over the years, please.
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Old 06 August 2012, 19:28   #2
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You can find many demos on http://www.worldofspectrum.org/demos.html and http://pouet.net
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Old 06 August 2012, 19:35   #3
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Okay, I guess I could go by the order of prods most thumb upped on pouet.
Seems like almost all of them are made in the 2000s...
http://pouet.net/prodlist.php?platform[]=ZX%20Spectrum&type[]=demo&order=thumbup

But I was hoping maybe there were some demos that were significant enough for someone to tell a little bit about them to someone like me who is totally out of the loop having only followed pc, amiga and c64 demos.

Oh I might go and register myself in some non amiga related forums as well, maybe try spectrum forums
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Old 06 August 2012, 20:08   #4
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Try these demos:

Critical Error
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=56765

Paralactica
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=57610 (you'll need a patch for divIDE to run it)

Kkolor
http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=18689

I don't know if they are 3 best ZX demos but they are worth watching.
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Old 06 August 2012, 20:18   #5
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mescaline synesthesia was impressive and Stellar Contour
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Old 06 August 2012, 22:00   #6
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AFAIK "Stellar Contour" needs a TR-DOS machine (Pentagon), so it can't be run on Spectrum 128.
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Old 06 August 2012, 22:24   #7
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erm... &e7 (Andy Severn) did some cool stuff on the Spectrum (not talking games), but I don't think he did any demo's as such.
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Old 06 August 2012, 22:24   #8
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ah yes good point

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Just white screen after trying to start any of those, Iīm afraid.

What is this patch for divide and how do I apply it?
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try http://lotharek.pl/product.php?pid=25
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Old 11 August 2012, 23:39   #11
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ATF1508_original_5.7C.jed is compatible with this?:



http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/4759/img0245qi.jpg

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/3575/img0244j.jpg

And then I would just disconnect jumper 2 and run this fatware-0-12a.tap?
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Old 12 August 2012, 21:37   #12
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No firmware update needed.
edit: for other demos than that parallactica. That one doesnīt run so it probably would need some update... but donīt know how.


I just had to type in command to load demo

it was LOAD ""

I got mescaline synestesia working right now.

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Checkout "SHOCK MEGADEMO" by ESI

It's an oldie but a goodie, and was quite impressive at the time (even tho the English text is a little flakey)
 
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Old 11 October 2012, 23:02   #15
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That's a cool demo and the music is excellent. Thanks for the link, Hewitson
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