Zx81 Tag


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Aprilís Program: Sphere
Iíve been a bit busy this month so I choose a relatively short program in order to not miss my self imposed deadline. To that end, I present to you Aprilís belated graphic program: Sphere. This program will easily run on a 2K ZX81…
Posted Apr 26, 2011 by Steven 2 min read

Marchís Program: Lock £ Fire
Marchís program is Lock £ Fire. I wrote this graphic game in 1985, although I have to admit I don't remember it much. It is a bit hard to play as the keys arenít very sensitive and the aliens jump around as you try to ďlockĒ onto them…
Posted Mar 26, 2011 by Steven 2 min read

Digging for Old Books
For some time now Iíve listed the ZX81 books I own on my original ZX81 web site, but I hadnít put much effort in searching the web for them. Mainly this was because I already own them, but mostly because it never occurred to me to do so…
Posted Mar 05, 2011 by Steven 2 min read

Februaryís Program: Golf
This monthís program is a simple game of Golf. Although not overly exciting, it does show off a few ZX81 BASIC features. One oddity of the ZX81 is that π (pi) is built in, something I havenít seen in other languages. In this case, it is used to calculate the direction of the golf ball…
Posted Feb 19, 2011 by Steven 2 min read

Major ZX81 Updates
A few things have changed over the list eight years. As I wind down the use of my ZX81 site, incorporating it my main one, much of below is invalid. That doesnít mean that changes werenít important at the time. Ideas come and go, and it is good to remember where we came from…
Posted Jan 26, 2011 by Steven 1 min read

New ZX81 Programs Section
Iíve added a new ZX81 Programs section that lists all of my ZX81 programs available so far. The list includes the name, a brief synopsis, and options to list or run the program as available. I still need to add a more complete description option…
Posted Jan 23, 2011 by Steven 1 min read

Januaryís Program: Water Bug II
I did it! After a lot of recording, cleaning, and tweaking I was finally able to get Water Bug II loaded! Hit the link, wait for it to load, then hit enter to give it a whirl. Then use the 5, 6, 7, and 8 keys to move (left, down, up, right) just as they are on the ZX81 keyboard. Water Bug II was a…
Posted Jan 22, 2011 by Steven 2 min read

Slow Going
I really meant to have a number of my programs converted this month. I found a tape player and have been trying to load my ZX81 programs off the original tapes; however, I keep running into a problems. Iím not sure if it is my microphone, the recording software, or my emulator…
Posted Jan 21, 2011 by Steven 1 min read

Celebrating Thirty Years of ZX81
This year will mark the 30th anniversary of the ZX81's debut. Hard to believe this little wonder is turning thirty and how much the world has changed. My goal is to celebrate the occasion by continuing to update the site with new content. Iíd like to do a monthly showcase of programs as well…
Posted Jan 01, 2011 by Steven 1 min read

Pardon the Dust and Debris
Iím in the process of updating the old flat design of this site into a more dynamic one. The original site was designed in the nineties for use on GeoCities and its various requirements and stipulations…
Posted Nov 21, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

Fun with Z-Code (aka Inform)
Okay, Iíve been a fan of adventure games, and specifically Infocom games, for most of my life. I have fond memories of playing great games such as ďPlanet FallĒ and ďZorkĒ when I was in high school on my C64…
Posted Jun 23, 2010 by Steven 2 min read

LEGO and ZX81 Geocities Content Moved
Yahoo! will be shutting down Geocities tomorrow, 10/26/09, which means an end to my old LEGO and ZX81 website. Although I hadnít updated those sites much since Yahoo! turned off ftp access, Geocities had remained my presence on the web for almost 12 years. Sad to say, it will be sad to see it go. Fo…
Posted Oct 25, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

ZX81 Emulation and PHOTON98
A few years back, I started to convert some of my old ZX81 programs so they could be use in various ZX81 emulators. That project was mostly my way of trying to preserve some printouts from my now faded programs. I was curious if I there was a way to emulate those programs in a web site…
Posted Nov 20, 2008 by Steven 2 min read