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How to Record and Playback:




Spectaculator 6.3 and up / Freeware 5.3:


Here's a little step by step guide to record and playback your games using Spectaculator.

How to Record:

  • You must select Control option from the menu bar, and then choose Record in the Action Replay menu.

  • Now you must select a filename for your RZX file, and the location for it. Press OK.

  • Choose EXTERNAL SNAPSHOT and not RECORD FROM CURRENT POSITION. Now browse for the Z80 file of the game you wish to record. The external snapshots to use are the Z80 files downloaded here at HARP, and only these.

  • Also, Make sure you have the Tournament mode checkbox activated. For the Speccy Tour 2009 you must enter 9002 in the Week Code box from day 1.

  • Remember only to record one game in each RZX recording. Don't upload a recording saying your new highscore is game number 3 in the recording. Only the first game counts.

  • To stop recording, just use CONTROL+BREAK, or provoke it by trying to access the menus.



How to Playback:

  • You must select Control option from the menu bar, and then choose Play in the Action Replay menu.

  • Find the RZX file you want to Playback.

  • Find the Z80 file that you have downloaded at HARP, by which the RZX file you want to playback was created.




RealSpectrum DOS (Windows version not allowed at HARP):


Here's a little step by step guide to record and playback your games using RealSpectrum.

How to Record:

  • Set up the emulator to what it needs to run the game you want to play, so that you don't get a Speed Violation warning, which stops the recording. Use your own custom made INI file for each game. This will only be a problem for players with slow PC's. You can't change any setting after you've started the recording as that will result in a Speed Violation and will stop the recording.

  • Go into the Action Recording menu (ALT+F4).

  • Enable 'Compo Mode' using the arrow keys. REMEMBER that you must record under compo mode, otherwise your score will be disqualified.

  • Go up to 'Start New Recording' and press ENTER.

  • For the Speccy Tour 2009 you must enter 9002 under S-Code from Day 1.

  • Now find your directory where you put all the Z80 files that you downloaded here on HARP. REMEMBER that you must use the Z80 files from this website, no other files are allowed for being used as that will result in playback problems.

  • Choose the game you want to play.

  • Now find the directory where you want to store your AIR file.

  • When you've found it, press TAB.

  • Now write the name of the file you want it stored under like 'froggy1', press ENTER.

  • You don't need to write down the A-Code, just press ENTER.

  • Choose Stop Recording (ALT-F4) when your game is over, and you have put in your initials if possible.

  • IMPORTANT: Do only play one game in each recording. After each game, stop the recording and reset and start all over. DON'T send us a recording, telling us that the game with your new record is game number 4. ONLY the first game counts !!!



How to Playback:

  • Go into the Action Recording menu (ALT+F4).

  • Go up to 'Start New Playback' and press ENTER.

  • Now find your directory where you put all the Z80 files that you downloaded here. REMEMBER that you must use the Z80 files from the HARP website, no other files can be used to playback your or the other competitors games.

  • Choose the game you want to playback.

  • Now find the directory where you've stored the AIR file.

  • When you've found the right AIR file (which you want to watch), press ENTER.

  • A box is shown with some informations about the recording, press ENTER.

  • Choose Stop Playback (ALT-F4) when you've seen 'enough' from recording or checked what you want to see.




WolfMess 134 Fixed Only: DOWNLOAD


Here's a little step by step guide to record and playback your games using WolfMess. Unfortunately, its not possible to make recordings of Multiload games, like Agent X or Wheelie when using WolfMess.

How to Record:

  • Choose 'ZX Spectrum' in the left box under System.

  • To make sure you play under Compo Mode, you must feed WolfMess with a Tournament number. To do this you must Right click on 'ZX Spectrum' and choose 'Properties'.

  • Choose 'Miscellaneous'.

  • For the Speccy Tour 2009 you must enter 9002 in the Tournament box. Once you have done this WolfMess will open under Compo Mode every time until you change it back to 0.

  • Choose 'Append', the OK. IMPORTANT: All recordings not made under Compo Mode will be DQ'ed, so make sure it doesn't say 0 in the Tournament box.

  • Choose game you want yo play in the right box under Software.

  • Choose 'File/Play and Record Input' on the Menu bar.

  • Name the recording you are about to make, the press Save and off you go. IMPORTANT: To stop your recording when you have finished your game press F3.


How to Playback:

  • Choose 'ZX Spectrum' in the left box under Systems.

  • Choose the game you want to see a recording of.

  • Choose 'File/Playback Inout' on the Menu bar.

  • Choose the recording file you want to Playback and press Open.

  • Press Return.

  • The recording is now playing back. IMPORTANT: To stop playing back the recording press press F3.




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