ZX Spectrum Next Port to MiSTer

TheBonePony
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Re: ZX Spectrum Next Initial Port to MiSTer

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pgimeno wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:15 am
TheBonePony wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:06 am Been fiddling for a week. I try the boot.vhd from the github and I just get a black screen for a while then "error saving configuration".
There was a problem with one of the releases, that caused write errors. It was solved in a new release. Maybe you have not updated to the latest?
Definitely on the latest one available at the time I posted. Have the latest VHD too.

Edit: I fixed it. Occurred to me that maybe deleting the config file that was saved would fix it... Yep. Deleted that, loaded the exact same thing I did yesterday, works fine now. YES! I am very happy.
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Re: ZX Spectrum Next Initial Port to MiSTer

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Chris23235 wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:37 pm While doing a cold reset of the machine hold down the following button:

D for Digital
V for VGA
R for RGB
or
A to cycle all video modes.
It didn't work for me at the time of posting, but does now, not sure why... In any case, the scaling is actually fine (on my CRT TV), in both 50/60Hz modes. I suggested myself it might be flawed by the oddly-looking fonts in the Next's initial screens, but after comparing with the real thing I can see they're the same, so it's all good.

I've been testing it a bit for the last few days and it all seems to be working fine. The extra vhd slot adds flexibility and it's easy to make little vhd's now and transfer stuff from PC this way. Big thanks to Sorgelig for sorting this core out, so we can use it on MiSTer without the need for extra add-ons, or buying other boards.

Here are a few more free games (they were paid-for before)

https://softamuse.itch.io/montanamike
https://softamuse.itch.io/bubblegumbros
https://softamuse.itch.io/dweebsdrop
https://softamuse.itch.io/dungeonette
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Re: ZX Spectrum Next Initial Port to MiSTer

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Since revision 20210409 I've had no success booting from .vhd (Secondary SD works fine) just get "Error mounting SD card"
I decided on a clean install of Mister and to download a fresh RBF and boot.vhd on a different SD card but now I get "Error saving configuration"
I don't get it!
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Re: ZX Spectrum Next Port to MiSTer

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Are you sure the fresh RBF is the 20210409 and not the 20210407? I got that error with the 07 version.
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Re: ZX Spectrum Next Port to MiSTer

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Yes it's definitely 09. This latest iteration is the only one I've encountered a problem with
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Re: ZX Spectrum Next Port to MiSTer

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Has anyone else had this graphical glitch on the ZX Next core? It seems to appear when the MiSTer ini is set up for 5x crop scaling, but vertical crop isn't activated on the Next core.

If you change the vertical crop to "216" then it is fixed, but still present on "270".

Obviously the core still works but the corruption in the screen and colours was worrying - at first I thought my files or sd card had become corrupted.
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Re: ZX Spectrum Next Port to MiSTer

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I don't see such issue on my MiSTer.
May be it's related to some specific setup.
Or it may be general core instability. Original ZX Next core code is pretty much mess of clocks making it hard to work smoothly..
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Re: ZX Spectrum Next Port to MiSTer

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For those who enjoy the old Magnetic Scrolls games, Strand Games has just converted the 16bit classic Wonderland to the Spectrum Next.

You can find the build here: https://gitlab.com/strandgames/brahman/ ... nder/build

Also the rest of their conversions of the Magnetic Scrolls classics can be found here:
https://gitlab.com/strandgames/brahman/ ... etic/games

They include the following games:
The Pawn ; Guild of Thieves ; Jinxter ; Corruption ; Fish ; Myth ; Wonderland
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Re: ZX Spectrum Next Port to MiSTer

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Do you know if it was difficult to port from Spectrum to Next? A friend of mine made a game for Spectrum a few years back.
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Re: ZX Spectrum Next Port to MiSTer

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Moondandy wrote: Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:48 pm Do you know if it was difficult to port from Spectrum to Next? A friend of mine made a game for Spectrum a few years back.
ZX Spectrum games run natively on the Next, there is no need to port them in any way.

With the Magnetic Scrolls compilation it is a port of the MAGNETIC interpreter an open source interpreter for the Magnetic Scrolls Adventures. The games themself are enhanced over the original Spectrum games from back in the day they now have graphics and sound.
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