Zx81 Tag


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December's Program: Creature
I can't believe December is here and the year is almost over. To celebrate the last program of the month, I present Creature, an animation program. Unlike many of the smaller programs submitted throughout the year, this one is the largest weighing in at 14KB…
Posted Dec 03, 2011 by Steven 3 min read

November's Program: Lander 2
November is here and the year is flying by. This month's program Lander 2 is an earlier one from 1983. Oddly, the game displays Space Lander. Not very original as I've used that name before. I'm using the name I noted in my listing. Although it has graphical elements, it is really just a counting ga…
Posted Nov 03, 2011 by Steven 2 min read

October's Program: 1985
October's program is one of my later games from 1985 which is aptly named 1985. It has decidedly simple game mechanics. It is an alternative reality 1985 where the Earth is gone. Humans are colonizing Earth II, but you need to clear the mountains for agriculture needs…
Posted Oct 03, 2011 by Steven 2 min read

September's Program: Odyssey
This month I present another simple game, Odyssey. It doesn't include instructions, so here is a quick synopsis. An evil computer has trapped you in a space ship. To escape, you have to remove the memory boards in order to shut down the computer. Sounds familiar…
Posted Sep 03, 2011 by Steven 3 min read

Space Lander 2011
I couldn't leave well enough alone. All that analyzing and nitpicking of the original Space Lander made me wonder what it might be like if I had rewritten it. Almost 28 years later, here is the reborn version of Space Lander 2011. I tried to stay true to the original, keeping most of the key graphi…
Posted Aug 21, 2011 by Steven 4 min read

August's Program: Space Lander
Okay, this may not be the large program I promised, but I choose Space Lander for a different reason: it's horrible! Okay, maybe it isn't that bad, but it definitely wasn't one of better programs. This was from 1983, clearly one of my earlier attempts…
Posted Aug 17, 2011 by Steven 3 min read

June's Program: Beo One
I was searching through my stack of programs and decided to choose a short and sweet program for June. Beo One is definitively short, clocking at just 33 lines of code. Well 35 if you include the two new save and run lines I added…
Posted Jun 06, 2011 by Steven 2 min read

April's Program: Sphere
I've 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 April's belated graphic program: Sphere. This program will easily run on a 2K ZX81…
Posted Apr 26, 2011 by Steven 2 min read

March's Program: Lock & Fire
March's 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 aren't very sensitive and the aliens jump around as you try to "lock" onto them…
Posted Mar 26, 2011 by Steven 2 min read

Digging for Old Books
For some time now I've listed the ZX81 books I own on my original ZX81 web site, but I hadn't 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

February's Program: Golf
This month's 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 haven't 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

New ZX81 Programs Section
I've added a new 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

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. I'm not sure if it is my microphone, the recording software, or my emulator…
Posted Jan 21, 2011 by Steven 1 min read

Pardon the Dust and Debris
I'm 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