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    Retrogaming

    Anyone else enjoy it?

    Quite a nostalgia trip via MAME and WorldOfSpectrum.org

    Still got my speccy but no cassette player to load the games with.

    A journey through the gaming machines I owned to jog a few memories....
    Atari 2600
    ZX Spectrum 48k
    SNES (skipped the Amiga/ST stage)
    Nintendo 64
    Playstation 1-4
    The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn't exist

    #2
    Just use an XBOX controller on a PC, and MAME and you're good to go

    I still play Lords of Midnight and Doomdarks Revenge on the speccy every now and then, it just seems to satisfying when you finally win
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      #3
      Originally posted by LondonManc View Post
      Anyone else enjoy it?

      Quite a nostalgia trip via MAME and WorldOfSpectrum.org

      Still got my speccy but no cassette player to load the games with.

      A journey through the gaming machines I owned to jog a few memories....
      Atari 2600
      ZX Spectrum 48k
      SNES (skipped the Amiga/ST stage)
      Nintendo 64
      Playstation 1-4

      Heathen!

      In fact double heathen as there is no BBC Model B or Acorn Electron.

      What you need is one of theeeese

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        #4
        Originally posted by original PM View Post
        Heathen!

        In fact double heathen as there is no BBC Model B or Acorn Electron.

        What you need is one of theeeese
        I used BBC Model B and Commodore PET at school. Painful enough.
        The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn't exist

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          #5
          Originally posted by LondonManc View Post
          I used BBC Model B and Commodore PET at school. Painful enough.
          BBC Model B: the original home of Elite

          Not to mention things like Aviator and Revs.

          I remember a few years after Revs came out I was in a meeting in a hotel in London with the top man from Loriciels, the French games publisher. He was showing us an in-development version of a new racing game, boasting about how much better it was than the competition and so forth.

          I casually asked "So can you turn around and go round the track the other way, like in Revs?" He was silent for about three seconds. Then he said "No, but you will be able to."

          I often wonder how much grief the developers had off him when he got back to France and they tried to explain to him that this was an arcade-style racing game, not an accurate driving simulator, and no it wasn't possible to add that

          EDIT: Turbo Cup was the game
          Last edited by NickFitz; 25 August 2015, 14:58. Reason: "few months"? 1984 to 1988 is more like a few years :-/

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            #6
            Originally posted by zeitghost
            The Tatung Einstein had a thing called the "Speculator" (or some such) that allowed one to play certain Spectrum games thereupon.

            Tatung Einstein Speculator

            'Twas of zero interest to me, so I bought an 80 column card instead.
            I had a Tatung Einstein (as well as Amiga and all manner of weird and wonderful less well known earlier machines, such as Enterprise!).....
            latest-and-greatest solution (TM) kevpuk 2013

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              #7
              Originally posted by zeitghost
              The Tatung Einstein had a thing called the "Speculator" (or some such) that allowed one to play certain Spectrum games thereupon.

              Tatung Einstein Speculator

              'Twas of zero interest to me, so I bought an 80 column card instead.
              I had a Tatung Einstein (as well as an Enterprise, TI99/4A, Amiga and all manner of weird and wonderful less well known earlier machines.....)
              latest-and-greatest solution (TM) kevpuk 2013

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                #8
                Originally posted by kevpuk View Post
                I had a Tatung Einstein (as well as an Enterprise, TI99/4A, Amiga and all manner of weird and wonderful less well known earlier machines.....)
                The Tatung was unusual. Never saw one but remember reading about the Tatung "pipe". I had a Dragon 32 followed by an Amstrad CPC464. The Enterprise was a lust object due to its ridiculously powerful graphics and screen resolution (512 x something). At least according to the adverts, but there were manufacturing problems, seemingly.

                On running up a CPC464 emulator, (or Dragon), it is amazing how you can remember many commands without checking the manual.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by unixman View Post
                  The Tatung was unusual. Never saw one but remember reading about the Tatung "pipe". I had a Dragon 32 followed by an Amstrad CPC464. The Enterprise was a lust object due to its ridiculously powerful graphics and screen resolution (512 x something). At least according to the adverts, but there were manufacturing problems, seemingly.

                  On running up a CPC464 emulator, (or Dragon), it is amazing how you can remember many commands without checking the manual.
                  Scary how familiar this still looks to me...



                  Especially given I destroyed the keyboard membrane with Daley Thompson's Decathlon, Supertest and Hypersports

                  Ended up having it replaced with a Spectrum+ cover as part of the repair.
                  The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn't exist

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by LondonManc View Post
                    Especially given I destroyed the keyboard membrane with Daley Thompson's Decathlon, Supertest and Hypersports
                    IIRC even hard wearing arcade machines had their joy sticks worn out with that game.

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