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by SamusDrake
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Think BIG and go RETAIL
Replies: 6
Views: 1256

Re: Think BIG and go RETAIL

- the Zero should be more than enough muscle for Spectrum games... But probably not for the Next ... which this is all about. Yes. But this is also about it competing with the "mini" products on the market - in which the Next does not stand a chance at all due to its comparitively expensive price t...
by SamusDrake
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Next
Topic: Think BIG and go RETAIL
Replies: 6
Views: 1256

Re: Think BIG and go RETAIL

Basically, to compete with the "minis" at the moment, the Spectrum would have to be emulated on what is essentially Raspberry Pi technology. The Next, being FPGA technology, is far too expensive for that market. Its a shame because with a winning game pad that is SNES Classic quality, an emulated Sp...
by SamusDrake
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What kind of music were playing in the backgound
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Re: What kind of music were playing in the backgound

"Welcome to the UK Chart show, compiling non-stop hits BACK-to-BACK!"

Or something cheesy like that...
by SamusDrake
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What kind of music were playing in the backgound
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Re: What kind of music were playing in the backgound

Good god man! Mostly stuff we taped off the radio chart show. World in Motion, International Rescue, Smooth Criminal...and other stuff. Brother used to borrow the "Monster Hits" compilations from mates at school. Personally I have the themes from Blockbusters and Knightmare stuck in my head from the...
by SamusDrake
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Web site/page with overview of all games and software
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Web site/page with overview of all games and software

Its really a chicken and the egg situation where not all the backers have received their machines and the delivery date has not yet been declared. Also, the Next emulators are still works in progress, so what may work on an emulator might not work on the real thing... To cap it all off, there is no ...
by SamusDrake
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum (and Clones)
Topic: Sad news regarding the Sinclair Vega Plus...
Replies: 15
Views: 3102

Re: Sad news regarding the Sinclair Vega Plus...

Key point there (I believe) is that JetSetWilly got their refund from their credit card company rather than from RCL. If you paid on credit card I suggest you try the same route. I wonder if Maria let him into the bedroom after getting that refund.... Thankfully I didn't back the Vega+, although it...
by SamusDrake
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: ZX Spectrum (and Clones)
Topic: Sad news regarding the Sinclair Vega Plus...
Replies: 15
Views: 3102

Re: Sad news regarding the Sinclair Vega Plus...

JetSetWilly wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:46 pm
I backed this, and successfully got my money back over a year ago.

It's an absolute shambles and RCL deserve to go to jail for what they did.

I feel sorry for everybody who didn't get their money back.
Was there much hassle in getting your refund?
by SamusDrake
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum (and Clones)
Topic: Sad news regarding the Sinclair Vega Plus...
Replies: 15
Views: 3102

Re: Sad news regarding the Sinclair Vega Plus...

varmfskii wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:36 pm

The PocketCHIP (which is apparently a thing of the past) was $70 (~£55) had a (touch)screen battery and full keyboard and has enough CPU power to handle FUSE.
OMG! I MUST HAVE ONE!!! :o
by SamusDrake
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum (and Clones)
Topic: Sad news regarding the Sinclair Vega Plus...
Replies: 15
Views: 3102

Re: Sad news regarding the Sinclair Vega Plus...

varmfskii wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:20 pm
Here is what is strange. The Vega was (apparently) ok for what it was. How could it go so wrong in basically adding a screen and battery to the device?
I wouldn't be surprised if some one could make their own handheld speccy using Fuse and a Pi Zero, and the budget much less than £105...
by SamusDrake
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: ZX Spectrum (and Clones)
Topic: Sad news regarding the Sinclair Vega Plus...
Replies: 15
Views: 3102

Re: Sad news regarding the Sinclair Vega Plus...

Iestyn, I have to agree that legal action should be taken against those responsible as the backers and the sinclair legacy deserves better.