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Tezxas - ZX Spectrum Emulator for 89
Posted by Nick on 29 September 1999, 23:24 GMT

Samir Ribic, previously unknown to the TI community, has released an interesting program called Tezxas for the TI-89. This program allows you to emulate ZX Spectrum programs on the 89. It comes with some samples, too. Don't know what the ZX Spectrum is? Click here for more information. It's easy to port these programs to the 89; the documentation in the program helps explain how. This is reminiscent of when the Chip8/SChip8 emulators were released for the 92, the 92 Plus and the 85.

 


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Re: Tezxas - ZX Spectrum Emulator for 89
DOZIEDO  Account Info
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Weee, first comment. BTW, Nick told me to do this ;p

     29 September 1999, 23:28 GMT

Re: Re: Tezxas - ZX Spectrum Emulator for 89
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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bah :)

--BlueCalx

     29 September 1999, 23:31 GMT

Re: Re: Tezxas - ZX Spectrum Emulator for 89
meingts Account Info

Yes, uh huh, I'm sure he did. :P

     30 September 1999, 07:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Tezxas - ZX Spectrum Emulator for 89
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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BlueCalx84: I just posted a news item on ticalc.org, go get first comment or something ;)

Actually I REALLY did :)

--BlueCalx

     1 October 1999, 00:07 GMT


TOO SLOW
rob s  Account Info
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This emulator runs too slow! Also, you can't read the menus, that's all I've noticed.

     1 October 1999, 00:23 GMT

Re: Tezxas - ZX Spectrum Emulator for 89
adamb  Account Info
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well, all i really wish to say is that there was a Chip8 emulator released for the 83 by Joe Wingbermuele. Don't know if there's one for the 85 too...

     29 September 1999, 23:28 GMT


Re: Re: Tezxas - ZX Spectrum Emulator for 89
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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You make it seem like Joe is the only one who can code good asm for the 83 :)

--BlueCalx

     29 September 1999, 23:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Tezxas - ZX Spectrum Emulator for 89
Philip Ringsmuth  Account Info
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Who programmed Joltima? Nothing against Joe, but Joltima is probably the best 83 asm game, graphic wise, that I've ever seen.

-Fil

     30 September 1999, 05:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Tezxas - ZX Spectrum Emulator for 89
David Phillips  Account Info
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Justin Karneges programmed Joltima. He also wrote a very nice terminal program for the 83.

     30 September 1999, 20:17 GMT

Re: Tezxas - ZX Spectrum Emulator for 89
DWedit  Account Info
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Yes! A system I have only seen on emulators is now usable on the TI89! This should make the TI89 game library equal to the derivitave at the start of a parabola. But still, SMQ beats Manic Miner.

     30 September 1999, 00:23 GMT


Re: Re: Tezxas - ZX Spectrum Emulator for 89
Evgueni Liakhovitch  Account Info

I hate both SMQ and Manic Miner. How about tons of quests, 3D-simulators, and other cool stuff for Spectrum?

     30 September 1999, 22:56 GMT

Re: Tezxas - ZX Spectrum Emulator for 89
SPUI  Account Info

How the hell do you pronounce tezxas? tez-kiss?

     30 September 1999, 00:48 GMT


Re: Re: Tezxas - ZX Spectrum Emulator for 89
Killer2  Account Info
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Probably Tezxas is pronounced: 'Tez-Xas' or 'TEZ zas' This is using phonetic guidelines as written in Webster's Dictionary.

-Miles Raymond

     30 September 1999, 02:11 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Tezxas - ZX Spectrum Emulator for 89
Matthew Hernandez  Account Info
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Did you know that Noah Webster (first Webster to start the dictionary stuff) was considered a loony bin for the ways he thought people should pronounce words? He was thought to be a complete idiot because he wanted to further the uniqueness of the American English language!

Who says calculators aren't educational? I just studied for history tomorrow!

Matt H.

     30 September 1999, 03:05 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Tezxas - ZX Spectrum Emulator for 89
Samir Ribic  Account Info
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I pronounce it like Tez-xas.

T like in toy
e like in men
z like in zero
x like in fox
a like in father
s like in sport

     30 September 1999, 09:04 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Tezxas - ZX Spectrum Emulator for 89
Kaleb Ruof  Account Info
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Does this remind anybody else about that one IBM e-commerce commercial, where the japanese are sitting around a table trying to figure out where they should buy adapters, and then they get a bid online for half of what they expected to pay, and then they ask where the bid came from and the guy says texas and then they all say "Tez-xas"?

Anyway, I seriously need to stop watching so much TV. Maybe I'll spend more time online instead...

     1 October 1999, 23:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Tezxas - ZX Spectrum Emulator for 89
FIFAREF99

Weren't they valves?

     2 October 1999, 16:20 GMT

Re: Tezxas - ZX Spectrum Emulator for 89
Gunner Account Info
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I looked at that website. Some of the games are double dragon, doom, and WWF Wrestlemania. I dunno if these will work on the 89, but I hope they do.

     30 September 1999, 00:52 GMT


Re: Re: Tezxas - ZX Spectrum Emulator for 89
Samir Ribic  Account Info
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Well, DOOM and WWF were for Spectrum 128, but Double Dragon was for Spectrum 48, and therefore it should work.

From famous PC games there are also Spectrum versions of Elite, Defender of the crown, Sokoban, Tetris, Test drive 2 ...

I tried Elite and Test Drive 2 also.

     30 September 1999, 09:14 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Tezxas - ZX Spectrum Emulator for 89
Evgueni Liakhovitch  Account Info

Elite is my favorite game. I hope you will implement tape support or smth to save current state of the game to be able to play Elite and many other games.

     30 September 1999, 22:59 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Tezxas - ZX Spectrum Emulator for 89
Samir Ribic  Account Info
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As soon as possible. I need only some sample code
to create custom EXPR variable from assembly language.
Can someone help me?

     6 October 1999, 16:28 GMT

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