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What about ZACK?
« on: 20:51, 24 February 14 »
Dear All
Does anyone know about ZACK?
Is it ready? Does it work? what can someone do with it?
« Last Edit: 19:12, 25 February 14 by Gryzor »

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Re: WHAT ABOUT ZACK?
« Reply #1 on: 21:03, 24 February 14 »
Link?

Never heard of this.

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Re: WHAT ABOUT ZACK?
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Re: WHAT ABOUT ZACK?
« Reply #3 on: 19:12, 25 February 14 »
Mate, please don't type all your thread titles in all capitals...

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Re: What about ZACK?
« Reply #4 on: 02:04, 26 February 14 »
ZACK - CPCWiki

Executioner is on this forum. You should send a PM.

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Re: What about ZACK?
« Reply #5 on: 08:14, 26 February 14 »
Executioner is too busy.
I'm still waiting for my MODE 2 video recording option in WinAPE.... since years ago.  :)

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Re: What about ZACK?
« Reply #6 on: 09:19, 26 February 14 »
I've never used it, but I believe Executioner isn't going to finish it if that's what you're wondering.  Though that may not necessarily be a bad thing because I think it's only lacking some SoundFX and some Loaders.

I guess if Richard is reading (or anyone who knows ZACK better than I), can someone easily incorporate M/C Routine into ZACK code?
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Re: What about ZACK?
« Reply #7 on: 21:06, 26 February 14 »
Is there a chance anyone finishes this piece of art? What about Mr Tucker himself?

Ps: Ok Gryzor.

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Re: What about ZACK?
« Reply #8 on: 22:18, 26 February 14 »
Executioner is too busy.
I'm still waiting for my MODE 2 video recording option in WinAPE.... since years ago.  :)


Well, I would appreciate a proper MODE 2 recording too.
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Re: What about ZACK?
« Reply #9 on: 01:01, 28 February 14 »
Executioner is too busy.
I'm still waiting for my MODE 2 video recording option in WinAPE.... since years ago.  :)

I'm trying to re-prioritise a bit and have time to do some CPC related stuff. I think the higher resolution video recording works in the latest pre-release along with a sound fix. Maybe I'll just release it now as 2.0A19.

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Re: What about ZACK?
« Reply #10 on: 08:12, 27 November 15 »

Well, I would appreciate a proper MODE 2 recording too.


Rumor has it, ParaDOS was holding this up.  ;)
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Re: What about ZACK?
« Reply #11 on: 12:47, 27 November 15 »
Rumor has it, ParaDOS was holding this up.  ;)

When I started fixing and enhancing ParaDOS (the Plus version) it had less than 100 bytes free. I had to do lots of optimisations to fit all the new features in. At one stage I was 30 bytes over the limit with my code again when I tried to add support for Backup of MS-800 format 4 (which no-one ever uses anyway). I had about 7 bytes free and after some testing discovered a couple of bugs and I'd left out Escape key processing for part of the Copy function. Somehow I just kept finding ways to optimise a little here and there to squeeze it all in, and ended up with 2 bytes free.

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Re: What about ZACK?
« Reply #12 on: 13:16, 27 November 15 »
Two full bytes!!  :o You should try to support a few more formats with them  ;D ;D

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Re: What about ZACK?
« Reply #13 on: 13:45, 27 November 15 »
Two full bytes!!  :o You should try to support a few more formats with them  ;D ;D

I was thinking about using another 8K for that :)

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Re: What about ZACK?
« Reply #14 on: 13:46, 27 November 15 »
Two full bytes!!  :o You should try to support a few more formats with them  ;D ;D

Putting it like that doesn't seem a lot, but 2 bytes allows for 15 16 flags ;)
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Re: What about ZACK?
« Reply #15 on: 14:17, 27 November 15 »
Not 16?

But where do you put the code that uses these flags?

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Re: What about ZACK?
« Reply #16 on: 14:20, 27 November 15 »
Not 16?

But where do you put the code that uses these flags?

I was joking. And a typo :)
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Re: What about ZACK?
« Reply #17 on: 20:03, 27 November 15 »
Putting it like that doesn't seem a lot, but 2 bytes allows for 15 16 flags ;)

Well, they can be used by hand then.  ;)
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