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#1 Spider

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 02:59 PM

Here's a simple loading screen I've just put together. :)

 

It combines the logo from the title page with a suitable copyright message (very similar to the Software Projects version of Manic Miner)

 

The code is a simple basic loader, with a highly compressed screen (reduced to 1362 bytes from 6912) and a standard LOAD for the game code.

 

The loader does *not* contain the game code.

 

The loader is extremely simple, the Basic is called "Jetset", the screen is called "Jetset1" and it expects the game code to be called "Jetset2"

 

I decided to move the 'beeps' to after the screen was shown, seems somehow better ( ? ) here.

 

A small pause was introduced at the end to allow those using real disk hardware (if it was put onto disk) to allow the drive a couple of seconds to stop.

 

NewJetsetPic_Basic_Code.png

 

Here is the tape structure:

 

NewJetsetPicTapeStructure.png

 

And here is what it looks like:

 

NewJetsetPic.png

 

Loader .tap file (Loader only, no game code)

 

Attached File  NewJetsetPic.zip   1.07KB   128 downloads


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#2 8bit

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 02:35 AM

Is there a way to add this (or the patch loader) to a pre-existing tzx file? Are there editors and/or tools to manipulate tzx files in this manner?

 

It would be cool to have copies of the original release with code-bypass and official patch-pokes as well as the new 2015 bug-fixed version, both with this loader screen.



#3 Spider

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 12:20 PM

Yes.

 

Download ZX Block Editor from here > http://www.zx-modules.de/

 

Its excellent, you can copy/paste bits of various tzx files together to assemble a new one. The 'tape structure' pic above is actually from ZX Block Editor. :)


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