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by mz-80a
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Two new text adventure games for the MZ-80A :D
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: Two new text adventure games for the MZ-80A :D

I should say that Evan is actually still making adjustments to Lantern for the MZ machines. Also, currently the export menu only mentions MZ-80A but I believe his system should be compatible amongst all of the usual MZs. If I find that it is compatible then I will convince him to rename the menu opt...
by mz-80a
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Text To Speech
Replies: 10
Views: 89

Re: Text To Speech

hlide wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:31 pm I don't know what's you called speech program: concatenation of some robotic phonemes? They are not what I called decent. :)
Yeah :) I mean........... it's better than nothing but was quite common, for instance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8wyUsaDAyI
by mz-80a
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Text To Speech
Replies: 10
Views: 89

Re: Text To Speech

You will need a decent bitrate to output a good speech and 64KByte is not enough. This is what's confusing to me. Because I had a software speech program on my BBC Micro B when I was a kid and that only had 32K RAM. I'm pretty sure I've seen on a Japanese site once an MZ-80K speech program that was...
by mz-80a
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Text To Speech
Replies: 10
Views: 89

Re: Text To Speech

I presume a software only speech program is still possible though. As much as 1-bit sampled sound is also a possibility.
by mz-80a
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Text To Speech
Replies: 10
Views: 89

Re: Text To Speech

Well that answers my query as to whether I was missing any hardware! Very interesting, thanks! Hi, It crashes due to there is no code a $C000 for the USR() call, there are no data POKES to, or a LIMIT set to protect the $C000 area. From the listing “USR($C000,O$), I think the program refers to the J...
by mz-80a
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Text To Speech
Replies: 10
Views: 89

Re: Text To Speech

hlide wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:02 am Can you extract the basic program as a text file so we can have a look?
I don't think so. But you're welcome to download the file and try yourself.
by mz-80a
Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Text To Speech
Replies: 10
Views: 89

Text To Speech

Hi,

I've been trying to get this software (for the MZ-700) to work today on both the emulator and the real machine but it just seems to hang. Anyone know what might be wrong? Or perhaps it relies on some additional hardware.
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by mz-80a
Thu Jul 01, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New game "Numbertron" for the MZ700 and MZ-80
Replies: 0
Views: 53

New game "Numbertron" for the MZ700 and MZ-80

Hi, Sharpworks has just released a new game for the MZ-700 and for the MZ-80 machines. It's been designed to work on both Western and Japanese machines and is available from: https://sharpworks.onlineweb.shop/ I attach some photos of the physical cassette. The game also has a really nice loading scr...
by mz-80a
Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Buy/sell
Topic: Sharp MZ-80A for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Sharp MZ-80A for sale

Would be good to know what software you have with it
by mz-80a
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Machine Code program
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Machine Code program

Not sure on this one. Found on a random tape amongst other 80K stuff. Machine code program. Wonder if anyone's seen it before.
MACHINE CODE.zip
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