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by angus
Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: [NEW ZX81 GAME RELEASE] Mayhem
Replies: 17
Views: 6255

Re: [NEW ZX81 GAME RELEASE] Mayhem

Bought the download today and have played enough to get 15 points....it's a lovely game, very fast....and I seem to have broken the keyboard membrane on one of my Zeddys playing it !
by angus
Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Another mystery .WAV from a tape
Replies: 8
Views: 3631

Re: Another mystery .WAV from a tape

I did say it was a 31 year old cassette! Rescued from a dusty attic with the mouse droppings removed...
by angus
Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Another mystery .WAV from a tape
Replies: 8
Views: 3631

Another mystery .WAV from a tape

Hi guys. You have been so helpful in the past. I've found what I think is a very early tape of mine, possibly from 1981. I have no idea what the programs stored on it are. They could be something I wrote or could be type ins or even conceivably pirated software. I have had no luck loading them into ...
by angus
Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Strange/rare ? software
Replies: 4
Views: 2266

Re: Strange/rare ? software

I think those ICL tapes are pretty common. They were fair value given that you got a variety of programs on each tape but they were all written in BASIC. The 16K tapes were better. Some of these programs were re-used for the Spectrum in the very early days but didn't sell well. I think I had most of...
by angus
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: [NEW ZX81 GAME RELEASE] Avalanche
Replies: 13
Views: 4710

Re: [NEW ZX81 GAME RELEASE] Avalanche

There are people willing to pay for new ZX81 games in 2012....and I am one of them.

Just recovering from a major PC crash, having bought a new PC and starting the mammouth project of recovering everything from multiple backup drives...but I am very interested in the two new games :)
by angus
Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX81 Tape Woes...
Replies: 75
Views: 30096

Re: ZX81 Tape Woes...

I find the best way is to use a cassette player/recorder. I've tried my phone, laptop and so on playing MP3 and WAV files all to no avail. Even tried burning to CD and using a portable CD player. The most reliable source seems to be a cassette recorder. Currently I am using a handheld (walkman sized...
by angus
Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZXpand Amusing Incompatibility
Replies: 18
Views: 5849

Re: ZXpand Amusing Incompatibility

Just for the record, my ancient Zeddy with the original klutzed Rom and no 'fix' works fine with ZXpand.
by angus
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: Catacombs (JK Greye)
Replies: 6
Views: 4134

Re: Catacombs (JK Greye)

Catacombs was published in 1981, so it is quite possible it appeared before Rogue. But the chances are both were developed independently.
by angus
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: GAMES
Topic: Catacombs (JK Greye)
Replies: 6
Views: 4134

Re: Catacombs (JK Greye)

Catacombs was the first 16K ZX81 game that I bought. I remember the advertising at the time boasted that it was a "graphical adventure" unlike all the text adventures at the time. I doubt that John Greye would have seen Rogue, which according to the all-knowing WIkipedia was developed and played on ...
by angus
Mon May 21, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Emulator for Android
Replies: 4
Views: 4423

Re: Emulator for Android

Thanks it does indeed work!

Looks like to shift a key you have to press shift and then the desired key.....I guess the Android virtual keypad can't detect two simultaneous key presses?