Pang 16C by alone coder & Shiru
screenshot added by Alone_Coder on 2014-03-09 09:35:30
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release date : november 2005
  • rulez 4
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popularity : 53%
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added on the 2014-03-09 09:35:30 by Alone_Coder Alone_Coder

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gfx seem good !
added on the 2014-03-09 09:37:27 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
Utilises colour-per-pixel mode in standard ZX Spectrum palette. ZX Spectrum models supported: Pentagon 128K + extra wiring (original config used while coding), Pentagon 1024 SL 2.2, ATM Turbo 2/2+, ZX Evolution, Pentagon 2.666.
Doesn't work on my Pentagon
sucks added on the 2014-03-09 11:50:20 by g0blinish g0blinish
You can warm your soldering iron and add to your Pentagon one 1533КП11 (SN74ALS257) as shown in this article. This is even more easy than adding AY-3-8910 to Pentagon.
Nice game!

g0blynish, show us proofs of you having the pentagon.
rulez added on the 2014-03-09 12:42:55 by lvd lvd
lvoodpecker, proof:

[15:16:04] <@alone> любой мой релиз напуете автоматически встречает тамбгоблин от дауна
[15:45:21] <~lvd> алоне, ну смария, уже дипсвич его посылает
[15:45:26] <~lvd> ещё чутьчуть и его зогбанят
[15:45:44] <~lvd> надо его бесить причём так шо бне прикопаться
[15:45:49] <~lvd> а он пусть матерится и факает
[15:45:53] <~lvd> доиграеццо )
added on the 2014-03-09 12:57:00 by g0blinish g0blinish
@alone, it seems you are lying as usually. It's impossible to add this mode with 1533КП11 only (how about port eff7? how about "hardware multicolor required"? there are NO such features on pentagon by default. your pentagon has died after all these experiments, yeah!). also, there is a stupid memory map like on ATM (which we know isn't a spectrum;)).

spectrum on steroids (from alone) again... FFUUUU
added on the 2014-03-09 14:20:23 by psb psb
1. I did it with one КП11. The first version was switched by means of a switch. Then I added one bit in a trigger that was already in the scheme. If you have 512x192 (common Pentagon extension of BBS/Fido era), you have it already.
2. This game doesn't require any memory above 128K.
3. My Pentagon has not died "because of experiments", it has died because it's old. You can run it though if you connect good power source at circa 5.3 V and wait some 5 minutes till the board starts working.
4. ATM Turbo is no less Spectrum than Pentagon.
3. My Pentagon has not died "because of experiments",

ниасилил паяльник? бугога

4. ATM Turbo is no less Spectrum than Pentagon.

how about border effects?
added on the 2014-03-09 16:55:43 by g0blinish g0blinish
Quite ugly (converted) background graphics but a nice and faithful conversion otherwise!
rulez added on the 2014-03-09 17:09:31 by StingRay StingRay
For example, this demo with border effects will run on ATM Turbo too. This game with multicolor screen has Pentagon and ATM Turbo set-ups. There also exists ATM Turbo version of Satisfaction demo.

BTW, this demo with border effect is Scorpion only and there is no Pentagon version, and this game with border effect requires original Speccy. Etc.
Does demo works on steroided ZX? I mean ATM Turbo..
added on the 2014-03-09 17:49:57 by g0blinish g0blinish
If this ATM Turbo is made by hardware hobbyist as a hw boosted clones of original Sinclair, why these ATM-based demos are listed under ZX Spectrum category?

As far i know, these ATM and other hw modifications were made by the hw gurus in the Russia. If we compare it to, for example Amiga PPC/RTG or Ataris CT60 and 3dfx cards on pc. So how about, we have:
Amiga PPC/RTG (the demo needs an add-on card to work)
so we should have too
DOS/win32/3DFX (the demo needs an add-on card to work)
Sinclair Spectrum/ATM (no, because its made by some by hw gurus, not actually sold worldwide as an company compared to, for example 3Dfx).

ATM or whatever homemade hw modification demos are welcomed, of course. But always remember to say, thats an ATM demo and not actual speccy 48k demo.
added on the 2014-03-09 19:40:21 by moredhel moredhel
Can anyone suggest an emulator and configuration for this? I tried a couple of versions of Unreal Speccy but gave up (too many settings to go through!)
added on the 2014-03-09 20:52:17 by すすれ すすれ
1. aha, you just "forgot" to say that you have made some hw mods before;) 512x192 is NOT a common Pentagon extension. for example, AY is.
3. exactly it died because of experiments. other guys didn't harass their machines and they are still works!

is that you call "because it's old"?
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added on the 2014-03-09 20:55:25 by psb psb
Can anyone suggest an emulator and configuration for this? I tried a couple of versions of Unreal Speccy but gave up (too many settings to go through!)

I have used UnrealSpeccy 0.36.1 and it worked without problems, F3 to load the disk image, then choose "GLUK BOOT" in the menu, select "Pang 16c" in the next menu and have fun.
added on the 2014-03-09 21:17:30 by StingRay StingRay
@moredhel, who said you that? ATM Turbo as well as Scorpion and Profi were ZX Spectrum clones sold in thousands with booklets for them.
@psb, post a photo of YOUR Pentagon, we'll look at it.
512x192 "not common" scheme in ZX Spectrum press:
On-Line #79 http://zxpress.ru/article.php?id=2478 (for Pentagon)
Deja Vu #6 http://zxpress.ru/article.php?id=7929 (for Pentagon)
Depth #2 http://zxpress.ru/article.php?id=12524 (for Pentagon)
City #36 http://zxpress.ru/article.php?id=10530 (for Scorpion)
Netus News #05 http://zxpress.ru/article.php?id=10977 (for Scorpion)
okay we don't need ATM and we do not want Pentagon 512=)
added on the 2014-03-10 09:25:09 by g0blinish g0blinish
Who are "you"? And if "you" don't need extra gfx modes then why you use ones invented by your friend TS-Labs? Double standards?
two much questions
added on the 2014-03-10 09:46:43 by g0blinish g0blinish
moredhel, its bullshit. this hardware was and IS being "actually sold worldwide". Sometimes as "an company" (Peters Plus, Nedo PC, others), sometimes as 'a person' (like Atari Falcons CT60 - is being developed and sold by one guy. And many more other devices). Everybody can buy it worldwide. And many people do.
added on the 2014-03-10 09:47:35 by abscess abscess
Alone_Coder, not to mention Sprinter.
added on the 2014-03-10 09:49:39 by abscess abscess
lvd, welcome to pouet)
added on the 2014-03-10 09:59:58 by g0blinish g0blinish
Colors are weird, but looks nice to play. I wish I could play. An emulator maybe?
rulez added on the 2014-03-10 11:11:30 by Optimus Optimus
it doesn't matter how much hw were sold, doesn't matter how much articles were issued about anything... but it DOES matter how much software were released by speccy-people. all those extended platforms (scorpion, profi, atm) almost not supported by people (except memory managers). so you have only 300 programs for your atm for 20+ years (1/4 of them - yours, lol) - that's why you can't say atm was a popular platform (I mean atm's extensions!).

TS-Labs' extension is NOT a spectrum, be patient.
added on the 2014-03-10 11:38:10 by psb psb
here is an emulator, press Ctrl+F1 to switch model
added on the 2014-03-10 12:04:24 by g0blinish g0blinish
@psb, you haven't counted Pentagon targeted software, is there more than 300 titles? And where is a photo of your Pentagon?

As for 1/4 - I wrote and/or adapted for ATM Turbo just 37 titles. Compare with 53 titles for TASiS (special version of IS-DOS for ATM Turbo) none of which are mine.
@alone, pentagon targeted software - almost all 6912-software :-p especially russian demos.

about photo - they are here: http://ec4655434bdf/

almost nobody use atm (I mean its special features) and/or tasis. people neither interested in it in 90th nor now.
added on the 2014-03-10 15:22:41 by psb psb
atm is dead, baby m(
added on the 2014-03-10 15:27:23 by g0blinish g0blinish
Almost all 6912-software runs well on generic 128K machine or even on a 48K. Show us thousands of Pentagon specific prods.

People write software for Pentagons and ATM Turbos and everything and they will do, no matter what you want them to do.
@alone, did you see the photos?
added on the 2014-03-10 21:23:02 by psb psb
Ah, another release originating from east europe/russia for a ZX related platform - only complete with trolling and namecalling <3

Piggie for this one, nice display of capabilities, moderate port, but kind of ugly indeed.
added on the 2014-03-10 22:10:55 by shock__ shock__
not demoscene related
sucks added on the 2015-01-05 19:29:51 by Sir Sir
Works on my Pentagon
rulez added on the 2015-01-21 21:49:51 by neoman neoman

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