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Zx Spectrum
« on: March 15, 2004, 18:24:34 PM »
Had one of the old rubber keyed Spectrums. I used to spend hours playing driving games (little has changed), including 'Out Run', 'Turbo Esprit', 'Chase HQ', 'Spy Hunter' and 'Ironman - Super Off-Road Racer'.

Anyone else have a Speccy?
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Re:Zx Spectrum
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2004, 19:12:57 PM »
My first computer was also the good old speccy, much better than commodore 64  ;D

Remember busting the keyboard playing Daley Thompsons Decathlon.

Fav games: Match Day 2 ,Turbo Esprit, Technician Ted, Daley Thompsons, also have fond memories playing Trashman and Scuba Dive.

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Re:Zx Spectrum
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2004, 19:18:36 PM »
I remember 'Scuba Dive'.

Other games I played included 'Jet Set Willy', 'Skool Daze' and 'Back 2 Skool', and lots of 80s TV-related games such as 'Minder', 'Blockbusters' and 'The Krypton Factor'.
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Re:Zx Spectrum
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2004, 19:27:24 PM »
Forgot about the 'Skool Daze' games, another 2 classic games  :D
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Re:Zx Spectrum
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2004, 19:39:48 PM »
My mate had a Speccy, he had most of those - but do you also remember Paper Boy, Football Manager (with the little stick men), Jetpac, Chuckie Egg and Atic Atac? We broke my joystick on Daley Thompson's Decathlon.

I had an Acorn Electron :(
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Re:Zx Spectrum
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2004, 19:58:43 PM »
Keep bringing back the memories,played football Manager to death (Wasn't the bloke that wrote it called Kevin Toms,a legend).
Completed Atic Atac.
Trying to remember the level I got to on chuckie egg, terrible control system.

Acorn Electron, you must have been in the top stream in school. Thats why you have a exciting job lined up in the US and I don't.  ;D
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Re:Zx Spectrum
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2004, 20:04:53 PM »
I'd forgotten about 'Paperboy', used to love that.

I also liked 'Hard Drivin', it seemed really advanced as a Spectrum game for it's time, and the similar if different looking 'Stunt Car Racer'.
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Re:Zx Spectrum
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2004, 21:15:32 PM »
you must have been in the top stream in school.

How did you know?

Shame it was a special school...  ;)
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Re:Zx Spectrum
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2004, 23:14:55 PM »
My first computer was a secondhand 'deadflesh keys' Speccy - 16k with the wobbly 32k expansion (that I kept in place using green insulating tape!)

The old girl served me well for a few months until I got my Amstrad CPC 464. That is a computer I loved and still love to this day. It has the best version of Chuckie Egg bar none - one of the best games ever made.

I wrote half an amstrad emulator on my Amiga ages ago. I say half because I never got around to finishing it but some of the simpler games were playable (no sound implemented though) I remember Roland on the Ropes, Fruit Machine, Dizzy and some others worked really well though.

The Amstrad was where I first really became interested in computers and the first I started to programmes. I got an A* for my GCSE in I.T. for a game I wrote on it (called Treachery)

The Amiga is my computer of choice though. I had a game published on that machine (Textris - currently available in all good TOSEC places!) but it really is an amazing machine that still impresses today. My Amiga (for those interested) is an 040 @50MHz + fpu and 18 Meg Ram. Doesn't sound much but the computer works in a completely different way to a PC so you can't compare. I have a cybergraphics GFX card which allows me to run workbench in 1024x768x16 @ 85Hz, plays mp3's, vcd, and surfs at broadband speeds (but no decent browser available - currently using Voyager)

I'm waffling on now! Suffice to say that Speccy was OK but the Amstrad was my 8 bit computer of choice.
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Re:Zx Spectrum
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2004, 04:38:56 AM »
Promoted myself, or at least my Dad did, from an Oric-1 to a spectrum, and a TI-99.

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Re:Zx Spectrum
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2004, 18:58:54 PM »
Did anyone ever manage to complete 'Jet Set Willy'?
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Re:Zx Spectrum
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2004, 19:16:05 PM »
Not me. Ooh, does anyone remember the Hungry Horace series of games?
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Re:Zx Spectrum
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2004, 21:40:57 PM »
I did complete JSW, with cheats  ;D Hungry Horace goes Sking, nice  :)

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« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2004, 15:51:51 PM »
I remember 'Horace Goes Skiing'. Why didn't they just put the Ski shop on the same side of the road as the Ski slope!
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Re:Zx Spectrum
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2004, 19:52:12 PM »
Rubiks - A500 1.2? That's what I had originally then replaced the 1.2 Kickstart with 1.3 then but in a switch so I could dual boot either Kick 1.3 or 2.04. I also installed a 'mega chip' device which gives me 1.5 meg chip ram, 512k fast ram and a fatter agnus as well.

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