My games in the Snap Store

By mcphail

Fed up of the relaxation of the distancing rules? Has unlimited outdoors exercise caused uncomfortable chafing? Do you want to spend more time in front of a computer screen this weekend? Here’s some games I’ve packaged just for you; all available on the Snap Store for your favourite Linux distribution and ranked in order of…

The story of Your Sinclair

By iftttbot

By the early 90s, the ZX Spectrum appeared hopelessly outdated. from https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-05-03-the-story-of-your-sinclair

Making a snap package of sc-controller

By mcphail

sc-controller is a neat little utility which allows Linux users to use a Steam Controller to play non-Steam games. I’ve used it for a long time on Ubuntu to play games like Pillars of Eternity from the comfort of my armchair. Sadly, it is built with the now-deprecated python2 technology, and the upcoming 20.04 release…

Why I still love Manic Miner

By mcphail

A mini retrospective on Manic Miner, one of the most iconic games released on the ZX Spectrum. I keep playing it today for good reason.

Cecconoid’s Camera Setup

By iftttbot

Cecconoid’s an old school game, with an old school aesthetic, which means big fat chunky pixels on super high-resolution displays. Uh Oh. from https://triple-aye.com//2019/10/27/Cecconoid-Camera-Setup.html

Looping Music Seamlessly

By iftttbot

I wrote a Python script that lets you loop .mp3 files seamlessly, forever, based on a loop point determined automatically. This means that you can now listen to your favorite video game music on repeat, forever, sounding just like it does in the game! You can download the script here: from http://nolannicholson.com/looper.html

ZX-VGA-JOY – A fabulous speccy hardware review

By iftttbot

Away from all the gaming reviews and articles, today I shall be looking at with an exclusive review of a new piece of hardware for our retro gaming systems called the ZX-VGA-JOY; a new peripheral for all ZX Spectrums, Sinclair and Amstrads alike which allows the user to connect any kind of VGA monit from…