* Posts by Jon Ritman

4 posts • joined 10 May 2012

'A word processor so simple my PA could use it': Joyce turns 30

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I am fairly sure that Batman was the first graphical game on the machine, certainly the old reviews I have implied that. Great times.

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I forgot I did that

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Re: Spectrum hits

All Z80 versions of Head over Heels were from the same code with just 3 routines altered for each machine, input, graphic output, and sound. Often when converting to a new machine I could use versions from other machines. For the PCW I used, as you guessed, the CPC graphics with a slight alteration to use two pixels on the screen for each pixel on other machines, for the sound I used the spectrum version but just turned the PCW's beep on and off at the right frequency. Only for the input did I have to do a complete new version, I had to talk to someone at Amstrad, Cliff I think his name was, to find out how to map the keyboard.

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Head over Heels

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Thanks Guys

One would almost imagine this story was a plant, only a very short time till HoH is released on the iPad (and the iPhone a little while after that)

Glad you enjoyed the game and a sorry to those who found it too hard, good to have it remembered after such a long time though

Cheers

Jon Ritman

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