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Re:Zx Spectrum
« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2004, 08:52:52 AM »
I got my dad one of those - 3000 Speccy Classix I think it was called. They're ok but not the same sound etc. The one you have seen might be better. I still have ORIGINAL speccy games available. If anyone is looking for original Speccy games, gimme a shout.  ;) ;) ;)

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Re:Zx Spectrum
« Reply #31 on: August 12, 2004, 15:57:39 PM »
You'll never have 100% accurate sound due to the fact that Spectrums used a pietzo(sp?) electric speaker - beeper to you and me! Suffice to say 'real' speakers offer a much wider frequency range - even rubbish PC speakers do in comparison to the Spectrum speaker.

The later version (128k) had the same sound chip as an Amstrad CPC (made sense seeing as Amstrad also made the spectrums then!)) The Yamaha AY chip was IMHO better than the C64's SID chip.

Emulators can also emulate the loading sequence if you want (using .tap files) so you can re-live all those times you used to sit waiting for a game to load!!! And, if you connect a tape-deck to your line in on your sound card, most emulators can also load games this way - then just save it out as a snapshot and you've made an instant back-up!

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/ has almost every title ever released on Spectrum available for download  in it's archive. Remember those magazines that used to contain programs you had to type in? It even has those 'type-ins' already done for you as well.
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Re:Zx Spectrum
« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2004, 08:49:15 AM »
Type-ins?  >:(
The amount of hours wasted programming - you'd get to the end of an hour-and-a-half of typing either to discover you missed a semi-colon, or a spike comes through the mains and the computer freezes - nope, you didn't save your progress!  :'(

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Re:Zx Spectrum
« Reply #33 on: February 22, 2005, 13:17:22 PM »
What a blast from the Past the old Spectrum.........this may scare some of you, but nits a piece of my life that I couldnt let go off, so I still have this uinique piece of technology in my cupboard along with its tape recorder, the joystick and a load of games such as Horace, Daley Thompsons Decathlon and loads more. There was also a Fortnighly Publication called INPUT that had programming tips and came in 80 publications, I have them all to....

Its just a part of life thatr I cant let go off.

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Re: Zx Spectrum
« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2005, 17:16:42 PM »
When you used to have to load games from tapes, the sounds as the games was loading and you could record games onto any old tape, half the game the game wouldn't load and you'd get annoyed.

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Re: Zx Spectrum
« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2005, 17:18:09 PM »
I wrote a couple of games for the Spectrum, they were very amatuer and not very good, but I was pleased with them.

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Re:Zx Spectrum
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2006, 17:05:03 PM »
Not me. Ooh, does anyone remember the Hungry Horace series of games?


Oh god yes!!!    loved them!   My big bruv had a 16k spectrum and used to let me have a go now and then  lol

   Twas me surfing t'internet for the old Horace games that I discovered the world of messageboards..............and a fair few of you lot!!!.*shudder                      ;)

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Re: Zx Spectrum
« Reply #37 on: May 14, 2006, 22:35:27 PM »
Tape loading errors  :P :P

The rubber keys that lasted a week after playing Daley Thompsons Decathlon

Anyone remember

Arcadia,
Manic Miner,
Schizoids,
Gyroscope (the music was the best part of the game),
Maziacs (the maze with the grass hopper noise making cockroaches),
The Warlock Of Firetop Mountain (the maze with the green 'Smiths-crispy-tube' monsters),
Monty On The Run

and the colour coded chart used to type in the password when loading Jet Set Willy
I remember my mate copied the game for me and it took him a week to copy out the chart and colour it in  ^-^








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Re: Zx Spectrum
« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2006, 22:40:03 PM »
I'd forgotten about the BBC's Micro Live programme until having a wee search around on You Tube. Here's a clip from the show featuring the new Spectrum 128:

BBC Micro Live (1985) - Debut of the ZX Spectrum 128k

(wasn't that guy on That's Life or something?)

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Re: Zx Spectrum
« Reply #39 on: August 13, 2006, 09:30:02 AM »
where can i get me one of those monitors?

also, who is stocking that natty matching tanktop and tie combo?   Matalan???

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Re: Zx Spectrum
« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2007, 16:44:24 PM »
The best speccy game for me was 'Wizards lair' Total brilliance.

Does anyone here have the GP2X?

You can play the old games on an emulator...hand held! You can play Dizzy on the train! Class!
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Re: Zx Spectrum
« Reply #41 on: November 19, 2007, 11:35:25 AM »
The best speccy game for me was 'Wizards lair' Total brilliance.

Does anyone here have the GP2X?

You can play the old games on an emulator...hand held! You can play Dizzy on the train! Class!

I had that game for the Speccy, wasn't a bad game.

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Re: Zx Spectrum
« Reply #42 on: November 19, 2007, 20:00:49 PM »
Like the 'Dizzy' games?
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Re: Zx Spectrum
« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2007, 14:14:08 PM »
Like the 'Dizzy' games?

Could take all leave it to be honest, I was more into  the old arcade classic games, Blockbusters and quiz games

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Re: Zx Spectrum
« Reply #44 on: November 21, 2007, 18:08:08 PM »
Blockbusters was class.

I had Steve Davis's Snooker too
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