Using NXtel In BBC BASIC for SDL2
While the ZX Spectrum Next client is the most glorious, hands-on way to use NXtel, not every one has (or can get) a Next yet.
Download the correct version for your operating system from here.
Instructions for setting up on Windows follow. Instructions for other operating systems will be added later. If you use one of these OSs, you can probably figure it out after reading the Windows instructions.
Unzip the downloaded file into a directory of your choice. As a Windows user, I decided not to put it in
Program Files, so I created a directory called
C:\bbc\bbcsdl20_1.01a (as it was v1.01a I was downloading).
telstar.bbc file. In my example above, this was at
Run the main BBC BASIC executable. For the Windows version, this will be named
bbcsdl.exe. In my example above, it would found at
Right-click on it, and choose
Create Shortcut . This will create a file in the same directory called
bbcsdl.exe - Shortcut. Rename it to
NXtel, and choose
Properties. Add the end of the
Target, add a space, followed by
"examples\general\telstar.bbc". Like this:
If you're feeling fancy you can also change the icon with the
Change Icon button. You can download a NXtel icon fro. here.
Running the Client
Doubleclick on the shortcut. The
Select Service menu will appear.
Connecting to NXtel
5 button for NXtel.