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Spectrum Next KickStarter - Smashed!










So, as most of you know, the Kick Starter campaign for the ZX Spectrum Next kicked off at one minute into the 23rd day of April, 2017, officially recognised as the ZX Spectrum's 35th Birthday. Within hours it was at a staggering 10% of it's goal.

Amazingly, within less than two days it was complete.

The future is set; the future is Spectrum.

What incredible comradery was shown by all who could...
 

Crystal Kingdom Dizzy Remake :)


Who doesn't love a Dizzy adventure? Exactly, no one!

According to Indie Retro News, a remake of the classic 1992 Dizzy game has been...
 

KB or kb? Understanding the difference between bits & bytes.

It's fairly simple.

A bit is an 8th of a byte because there are 8 bits in a byte.

That's it.


So, when we...
 

Spectaculator

I've been using the Spectaculator emulator for the ZX Spectrum for a long time now. I'm sure I'm not telling you something you don't already know by stating...
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  • Dr. Steve Vickers writer of the ZX Spectrum ROM firmware

    Dr. Steve Vickers writer of the ZX Spectrum ROM firmware

    How did you come to work for Sinclair Computers?
    I wrote to all the computer companies I could find out about in the Cambridge area, and asked if they had any jobs. I ended up at Nine Tiles Information Handling, who were doing contract work for Sinclair. The owner John Grant had already written the firmware for the ZX80, and my first task was to adapt it for the ZX81 by writing a floating point maths pack and some other new features. I also wrote the user manual. After that I did the same...
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  • News Just In (time) - Lemmings is coming to the ZX Spectrum Next

    News Just In (time) - Lemmings is coming to the ZX Spectrum Next

    Here is an update on the development of the Lemmings game for the ZX Spectrum Next. I'm definitely looking forward to this





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  • Amstrad

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    Amstrad released the CPC (Colour Personal Computer) 464, it's first home computer, in 1984. With sales in excess of 2 million throughout Europe

    As with many other 8 bit machines of the day, the Amstrad CPC 464 was powered by a Z80 processor. After failed attempts to use a 6502 as used by the likes of Commodore 64, the CPC 464 ran at 4MHz and had 64K of memory available with AmsDOS (Amstrad's built-in Operating System). The CPC 464 offered three display modes;...
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    started a topic Sinclair SE Chloe

    Sinclair SE Chloe

    The SE, codenamed Chloe, is a modified Timex TC2048. The modifications were specified by Andrew Owen and designed and implemented by Jarek Adamski. Within each section, you may find links to additional information elsewhere in this FAQ, or to other reference documents.

    Technical Specifications:
    The technical specifications for the ZX Spectrum SE are;
    • Codename: Chloe.
    • I/N: TC2280.
    • CPU: Z80A @ 3.528Mhz.
    • Total RAM: 280K.
    • Video RAM: 27K.
    • ROM: 64K (32K active, 32K passive)
    • Sound: AY-3-8912.
    • Keyboard: Cherry PS/2 Notebook.
    • Mouse: Amiga 2-Button.
    • Joystick: Kempston.

    Hardware: For most people, the final specification of the ZX Spectrum SE is probably not a concern, since it is just one potential system to run Sinclair Extended Basic on - although I would love to see it supported by emulators. If you were holding out for all those new graphics modes I dreamed up, or if you just want a modern Z80 based machine right now, then I would recommend the Sprinter from Peters Plus Ltd. I am working with Peters to ensure that Sinclair Extended Basic will run on the Sprinter. If you want to build your own Spectrum from off-the-shelf components then you should look at Mike Wynne's SpeccyBOB. In theory it should be possible to build a ZX Spectrum SE based on the SpeccyBOB schematics, and it will support Sinclair Extended Basic via a drop-in EPROM. If you got very excited when Zilo...
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    started a topic Who wouldn't? Pro-Play Home Arcade

    Who wouldn't? Pro-Play Home Arcade

    I don't have much information on this, but wow - I'd buy that for a dollartm.

    These fantastic toys were available from

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