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View Poll Results: Which ZX Spectrum Emulator do you prefer on iOS
Spectaculator 22 70.97%
ZX Spectrum Elite Collection 9 29.03%
iSpeecy(web app) 0 0%
ZX Nostaliga 1-5 0 0%
Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll
07-05-2011, 12:39 PM
#21
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,638
Quote:
Originally Posted by drelbs View Post
Tough choice - I love the fact that Spectatulator just went universal, but overall I like the Elite collection, and the fact that they're paying the developers. Thrilled to send moneys to Julian Gallop for another copy of his games! (Wish they'd make a Gallop pack #2 with the remainder of them...)
Reckon there'll be a future Gollop pack for sure. Having rebelstar on my Ipod which i can come back to and resume is brilliant. Love that game. Do you put everyone through the single hole in the wall or go through many different points and meet up near the reactor !

By the way make sure you check out those Spectrum Games Bible books ! I've heard theyre very good and feature over 1500 reviews Okay okay plug over !

Last edited by psj3809; 07-05-2011 at 01:02 PM.
07-05-2011, 01:47 PM
#22
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Portsmouth, England
Posts: 535
How do the controls compare with Elite?

I found the elite controls really good on the IPOD version. Also (apart from the HD) are there any differences between the IPOD version of Elite and the IPAD version?

Is there such thing as a HD speccy game??? Does the HD version improve the graphics enough to pay the extra 2.99.

I love the idea of playing the Monty games, Wally games and Jet Set Willy !!

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IOS favourites - Dead Space, Xcom, Shadowrun.
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07-06-2011, 09:48 AM
#23
Hello, I find out how to add games, but I need some help, how to configure kempston joystick and configure buttons (fire button, additional buttons etc), I think there are some codes to put into config file
07-06-2011, 09:54 AM
#24
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Belfast N Ireland
Posts: 2,065
I bought the Elite pack just for gollup pack and to be honest it was disappointing. The main game I bought it for was chaos which me and some friends used to play almost constantly and I still love to this day.

I found that emulator crashed before the end of almost every game while on the original Spectrum we used to play it over and over without any crashes or if there was very rarely.

I've taken to playing a remake on my pc instead called chaos groove.

I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out
07-06-2011, 10:01 AM
#25
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,638
You should contact Elite and let them know. Havent had any issues with Chaos crashing i must admit
07-08-2011, 10:23 AM
#26
Quote:
Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
By the way make sure you check out those Spectrum Games Bible books ! I've heard theyre very good and feature over 1500 reviews Okay okay plug over !
Where are these available ? As pdf or printed only ? (I would like to read it on my iPad on travels ;-) )
07-08-2011, 01:58 PM
#27
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Portsmouth, England
Posts: 535
Quote:
Originally Posted by cistehovado View Post
Hello, I find out how to add games, but I need some help, how to configure kempston joystick and configure buttons (fire button, additional buttons etc), I think there are some codes to put into config file
How do you add the games? - is this something I can ask on here?

Vita Favourites - Walking Dead, Killzone, Borderlands 2, Final Fantasy X, Helldivers, MLB 15.
IOS favourites - Dead Space, Xcom, Shadowrun.
Multiplayer ID - Magnum0ik (use a zero)
07-18-2011, 12:55 AM
#28
For me, it's Spectaculator all the way on iOS.

I've spent a few hours having a play & managed to add a small collection of games I had as a kid & it's great. I'll do my best to share what I understand, but there's a few things I haven't worked out & hope someone here will know the answers.

- Does anyone know how to configure the 'Break/Space' key in the Config.plist file?
- On the same note, other keys, such as 'Caps Shift' or 'Symbol Shift'?
- Does anyone know if it's possible to assign multiple keys to a single button (e.g. Both 'Caps Shift' or 'Symbol Shift' to a single virtual button?

Thanks, Russ.
07-18-2011, 02:00 PM
#29
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Some where chuck Norris can't find me
Posts: 101
umm I have the modified plist file here is example code:

Quote:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>gameTitle</key>
<string>sim City</string>
<key>authors</key>
<string>Ian Oliver, Andrew Onions, Graeme Baird</string>
<key>originalPublisher</key>
<string>Realtime Games Software Ltd</string>
<key>currentOwner</key>
<string>Realtime Games Software Ltd</string>
<key>dateReleased</key>
<integer>1984</integer>
<key>infoseekId</key>
<integer>4880</integer>
<key>freeToPlay</key>
<true/>
<key>instructions</key>
<string>Instructions.html</string>
<key>model</key>
<integer>1</integer>
<key>joystickType</key>
<integer>1</integer>
<key>additionalButtons</key>
<string>NONE,NONE,NONE</string> <these are the extra buttons, RGB> <key>mirrorYAxis</key>
<true/>
<key>allowNormalLoading</key>
<true/>
<key>fastLoadingSpeed</key>
<integer>3</integer>
<key>controls</key>
<dict>
<key>thumbPad</key>
<string>Dive, Climb, Bank Left, Bank Right</string> <DO NOT EDIT>
<key>redButton</key> <DO NOT EDIT>
<string>Laser Cannon</string> <DO NOT EDIT>
</dict>
</dict>
</plist>
I edited it from my Sim City tape.
before use delete my edits
Quote:
<DO NOT USE and<these are the extra buttons, RGB>

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07-18-2011, 02:08 PM
#30
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Some where chuck Norris can't find me
Posts: 101
How to Add Coustom Games to Spectulator for iOS REV 2


Step 1: Get Spectulator (2.99 USD)


Step 2: get iPhone Explorerr
Step 3: Find ZX spectrum games from a ZX Spectrum
Step 4: Navigate on iPhone Explorer to Apps/Spectulator/Spectulator.app/Gamepacks/
Step 5: once in that folder make a Copy "Dynamite Dan.tzx" to the Desktop
Step 6: on the Dynamite Dan.tzx Folder on the desktop open it and change the Artwork.png to the one of your game, it isnt nessary but it looks better.
Step 7: Say I downloaded SimCity.tzx from My ZX Spectrum, I rename the Dynamite Dan.tzx folder on the Desktop to SimCity.tzx and paste the game you downloaded in the folder , the game needs to be the exact name as the folder.
Step 8: edit the config.plist in notepad(windows) or plist editor(mac) to the details of the game including the controls, See post above.
Step 9: REBOOT THE APP, double tap and press and hold the Spectulator app and tap the - , then open it again.
Step 10:enjoy coustom games on Spectulator for iOS!!

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