October 10, 2013

zxsp 0.8.0pre19: New stuff for Jupiter Ace, Sound Fx and TS2020 tape recorder


Timex Sinclair TS2020
a new version of zxsp is out now. There is no 'big' thing as in the last release, but several minor improvements and some 'less important' additions.

Jupiter Ace

Some errors in handling .tap files for Jupiter Ace have been eliminated. .tap files can be 'instant loaded' now. .ace snapshots can be loaded and saved. I have included 'WORMS' from the Jupiter Cantab demonstration tape in this release. A tiny game, just to show it works. To load it, type load worms get graphics game. There is no wildcard load and no auto-start on the Jupiter Ace!

Timex Sinclair TS2020

The b&w machines now use a TS2020 for their tape recorder. Not sure whether i should also use it for all other machines as well, except for those with built-in tape recorder. What's your opinion?
As with the +2 / +2A recorder, the pause button is used in conjunction with wind and rewind to auto-stop at block boundaries.

All tape recorders

I have added sound effects to the tape recorders. I hope you like it. :-)
I have also added new menu entries to the context menu, including a 'recent tapes...' menu.

New Qt version

This is the first release which uses Qt 5.x. This enables me to send bug reports for the current version. B-) The only visible difference (to my knowing) is the superfluous animation when starting/leaving full screen mode.

Have fun!

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