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aticattacker
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greetings from London

Post by aticattacker » Mon May 14, 2018 10:04 am

Hi everyone,

I thought I'd say hello (from England) as a 'newbie' to this forum and also ask a few questions (if that's okay).

I used to own a Spectrum + in my teens and was a regular reader of CRASH magazine ... I am now in my Forties.

I'll start with listing my fave 10 Speccy games (in no particular order), although I could easily list 50!:

Elite (I got to 'deadly')
Atic Atac
DT'S Decathlon (I used a Kempston Quickshot rather than the keyboard)
Gunfright
Gauntlet
Football Manager
Commando
Frank Bruno's Boxing
Way Of The Exploding Fist
JetBike Simulator

Quick questions....if I am ever lucky enough to obtain a ZX Spectrum Next computer, how do I load the games? Do I need to buy them on an SD card and then insert the card into the machine? I'm sure I'm already sounding like an eejit!

Or would I download a game via a website onto my PC desktop and then transfer the contents myself onto an SD card and then insert it into a machine?

By the way, does anyone recommend the Spectrum Vega?

Thanks

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Re: greetings from London

Post by mitja_i » Mon May 14, 2018 11:28 am

Hi and welcome!

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Re: greetings from London

Post by SamusDrake » Mon May 14, 2018 1:25 pm

Speccy Gauntlet rocks! ^_^

The Vega appears to be overpriced for what it is and to be honest, I think you'll do far better with a Raspberry Pi and the Fuse emulator. The big advantage for the Pi is that it uses HDMI instead of the composite cables that come with the Vega. Also, the Pi itself is very customizable...

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