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authorMarianne Arnold <>2008-06-05 14:42:32 +0000
committerMarianne Arnold <>2008-06-05 14:42:32 +0000
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Manual: add a 'ZXBox' chapter. This is mostly a conversion of the PluginZXBox wiki page to the target specific style of the manual, phrased a bit differently and also included a button table (of the default mapping) and screenshots for every display type.
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+ZXBox is a port of the ``Spectemu'' ZX Spectrum 48k emulator for Rockbox
+{project's homepage}). To start a game open a tape file or snapshot saved as
+\fname{.tap}, \fname{.tzx}, \fname{.z80} or \fname{.sna} in the file browser.\\
+\note{As ZXBox is a 48k emulator only loading of 48k z80 snapshots is possible.}
+\subsubsection{Default keys}
+The emulator is set up for 5 different buttons: Up, Down, Left, Right and
+Jump/Fire. Each one of these can be mapped to one key of the Spectrum Keyboard
+or they can be used like a ``Kempston'' joystick. Per default the buttons,
+including an additional but fixed menu button, are assigned as follows:
+ \begin{btnmap}{}{}
+ \opt{IPOD_3G_PAD,IPOD_4G_PAD}{\ButtonMenu/\ButtonPlay/}
+ ,IAUDIO_X5_PAD,SANSA_C200_PAD,SANSA_E200_PAD,MROBE100_PAD}{\ButtonUp/\ButtonDown/}
+ \opt{IRIVER_H10_PAD}{\ButtonScrollUp/\ButtonScrollDown/}
+ \ButtonLeft/\ButtonRight
+ & Directional movement\\
+ %
+ ,SANSA_C200_PAD,SANSA_E200_PAD,MROBE100_PAD}{\ButtonSelect}
+ \opt{RECORDER_PAD}{\ButtonPlay}
+ \opt{IRIVER_H100_PAD,IRIVER_H300_PAD}{\ButtonOn}
+ \opt{ONDIO_PAD}{\ButtonMenu}
+ \opt{IRIVER_H10_PAD}{\ButtonRew}
+ & Jump/Fire\\
+ %
+ \opt{RECORDER_PAD}{\ButtonFOne}
+ \opt{ONDIO_PAD}{\ButtonOff}
+ \opt{IPOD_3G_PAD,IPOD_4G_PAD}{\ButtonHold{} switch}
+ \opt{IRIVER_H100_PAD,IRIVER_H300_PAD}{\ButtonMode}
+ \opt{SANSA_C200_PAD,SANSA_E200_PAD,MROBE100_PAD}{\ButtonPower}
+ \opt{IAUDIO_X5_PAD}{\ButtonPlay}
+ \opt{IRIVER_H10_PAD}{\ButtonFF}
+ & Open ZXBox menu\\
+ \end{btnmap}
+\subsubsection{ZXBox menu}
+\item[ Vkeyboard.]
+ This is a virtual keyboard representing the Spectrum keyboard. Controls are
+ the same as in standard Rockbox, but you just press one key instead of
+ entering a phrase.
+\item[Play/Pause Tape.] Toggles playing of the tape (if it is loaded).
+\item[Save Quick Snapshot.] Saves snapshot into \fname{/.rockbox/zxboxq.z80}.
+\item[Load Quick Snapshot.] Loads snapshot from \fname{/.rockbox/zxboxq.z80}.
+\item[Save Snapshot.]
+ Saves a snapshot of the current state. You would enter the full path and
+ desired name - for example \fname{/games/zx/snapshots/chuckie.sna}. The
+ snapshot format will be chosen after the extension you specified, per
+ default \fname{.z80} will be taken in case you leave it open.
+\item[Toggle Fast Mode.]
+ Toggles fastest possible emulation speed (no sound, maximum frameskip etc.).
+ This is Useful when loading tapes with some specific loaders.
+ \begin{description}
+ \item[Map Keys To Kempston.]
+ Controls whether the \daps{} buttons should simulate a ``Kempston''
+ joystick or some assigned keys of the Spectrum keyboard.
+ \item[Display Speed.]Toggle displaying the emulation speed (in percent).
+ \item[Invert Colors.]
+ Inverts the Spectum colour palette, sometimes helps visibility.
+ \item[Frameskip]
+ Sets the number of frames to skip before displaying one. With zero
+ frameskip ZXBox tries to display 50 frames per second.
+ \item[Sound.]Turns sound on or off.
+ \item[Volume.]Controls volume of sound output.
+ \item[Predefined Keymap]
+ Select one of the predefined keymaps. For example \setting{2w90z} means:
+ map ZXBox's \btnfnt{Up} to \setting{2}, \btnfnt{Down} to \setting{w},
+ \btnfnt{Left} to \setting{9}, \btnfnt{Right} to \setting{0} and
+ \btnfnt{Jump/Fire} to \setting{z}. This example keymap is used in the
+ ``Chuckie Egg'' game.
+ \item[Custom Keymap]
+ This menu allows you to map one of the Spectrum keys accessible through the
+ plugin's virtual keyboard to each one of the buttons.
+ \end{description}
+\item[Quit.] Quits the emulator..
+\nopt{ipodvideo}{% no scaling for here, still include it?
+\subsubsection{Hacking graphics}
+Due to ZXBox's simple (but fast) scaling to the screen by dropping lines and
+columns some games can become unplayable. It is possible to hack graphics to
+make them better visible with the help of an utility such as the ``Spectrum
+Graphics Editor''. Useful tools can be found at the ``World of Spectrum'' site
+See also the plugin's wiki page \wikilink{PluginZXBox}.