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Old Spectrum game

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by eddie5659, Apr 8, 2004.

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  1. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist Thread Starter

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    Hiya

    Did anyone have a speccy in the 80's? I did, and one of the games I was addicted to was Jet Set Willy.

    And here it is:

    http://www.mjwilson.demon.co.uk/jsw.html

    Bit slow, but you can have infinate lives, so you can actually complete it :p

    eddie
     
  2. oldie

    oldie

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    Ah the good old days - Pac Man - all the easy peasy non aggressive stuff :D

    Oldie
     
  3. barfly

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    I can rememer upgrading to a spectrum :D

    from a zx 81

    which replaced a self build zx80 (I had this thing about the zilog chips)

    which replaced a nascom :D for which I had to buy a 4k tiny basic to use a proper keyboard(not hex/dec)

    and they say"bring back the 70's :eek:
     
  4. jaye944

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    JSW,

    ok ok, retro time.

    Manic Miner ? Pole Postion, Elite, Digger, Torpedo Run
    Valhalla... ahh yeash, I feel old

    BARFLY: Nasom, yeah I remember that !m, good old Z80a and 6502
    kinda like the intel and AMD of its day !

    anyone remembe Tanngerine, Dragon32, Atom (I had one), Microtan ?? (thnks)

    latersz
     
  5. barfly

    barfly

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    Yup, remember them all, acorn atom(for poor kids who couldn't afford a bbc) :D

    Does anyone remember the jupiter ace? inbuilt language was forth, ran like stink but no software support
    I went through a lot of computers in the late 70's early 80's :D

    remember the sinclair mk 49? i think that was what it was called( basically a programmable calculator) but in them long lost days it was magical :D
     
  6. AlbertB

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    Did you guys build your own Atoms or were you spoilt rich kids who paid Acorn to do it for them? :D
     
  7. jaye944

    jaye944

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    BARFLY,
    jupiter ace running COBAL ????

    ALBERTB,
    I bought mine from a computer show at Earls Court, my mum paid for it and I had to pay her back £1/ week out of my paper round money (I got £2 a week !)

    If I had ever made one, it would have ended up in the dustbin eventually ! :)
     
  8. barfly

    barfly

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    Jaye

    some info on the Ace.

    Released in April 1983 at the price of £89.95, the Jupiter Ace was a rather unique machine. Rather than the usual BASIC programming language used by their competitors, Jupiter Cantab equipped their machine with Forth.

    In June 1983, a successor to the Ace, named the Ace 16+ was announced, but the company's demise in November of the same year meant that the machine was never released.

    The machine's similar appearance to the ZX81, is not coincidental, as the designers, Richard Altwasser and Steven Vickers, were both ex-Sinclair employees.

    Specifications
    Manufacturer Jupiter Cantab
    Processor Z80A
    Speed (MHz) 3.25
    Ram (KB) 3
    Ram expandable to (KB) 51
    ROM (KB) 8
    Sound Simple buzzer
    Keyboard type Calculator-style
    Number of keys 40
    Dimensions (mm) 215 x 190 x 30
    Weight (g) 246
    Interfaces Cassette port
    RF interface
    User port(edge connector)
     

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  9. jaye944

    jaye944

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    yeah thats the baby !
    and it runs Forth.
    looked like a little zx80 !

    ahhh, but were getting nostaglic now :)
     
  10. AlbertB

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    "Jet Set Willy", sounds like the medical condition Mulder's just had to have looked at! ;)

    Ok, so I've cleaned the red toilet, I've cleaned the purple room with the stairs to 3 levels and still the Old Lady won't give me bedroom rights! :mad: Where do I go now?
     
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