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Old 16 March 2014, 14:05   #1
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zx spectrum pd disks

hi all,
just wondering if anyone has or maybe had the zx spectrum pd disks.
21 years ago i had a zx spectrum emulator on amiga.as it was new there wasnt a lot of spectrum roms available so over a year or 2 i converted my tape collection to digital format and released a number of rom disks with a readme file with my contact details.
over the next year or so i released them onto the amiga pd scene and they were known worlwide....then came the 486 pc so i upgraded to that..a couple of years later i was getting requests by mail for more roms from as far as canada.

have you got any of these disks ? did you have any of these disks ?

it would be great to know if they are still kicking around somewhere.
perhaps my roms are used in todays emulators..who knows ? would be a hoot if they are...ahh,those were the days...

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Old 16 March 2014, 15:00   #2
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welcome,

some nice tron cab you have made - looks cool
well, about the spectrum disks, you can give some more information, name of diskimages? there are some game compilations around:
Your Megalomanic Spectrum Collection V1 Disk
Spectrum Emulator V1.17 + Game Disk 1
ZX Spectrum Emulator AGA Disk 1
Spectrum Games Collection Disk 1
MEGA SPECTRUM GAMES VOLUME 1
GAMES FOR THE ZX SPECTRUM EMULATOR [1/2]
SPECTRUM EMULATOR GAMES PACK 1/2
LATEST SPECTRUM GAMES #18 -FOR EMULATOR-
Spectrum_ZX80_Games-01.DMS
Spectrum Games Pack #1

you already searched at World Of Spectrum ?
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Old 16 March 2014, 20:27   #3
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hi emufan.thanks for the info but i doubt i'll find them on the rom sites.the original disks will have had the snaps taken off them and re-distributed.
i made about 20 of these disks in 92/93 so i wouldnt be able to remember the exact titles of the compilations.
i never even thought about them till yesterday but i will endeavor to find some...gives me something to do..lol.
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i was looking at some bbs archives (/Commodore_Amiga/Collection/BBS/) for those spectrum disks. so the list above.
maybe a chance to find your disks in one of the disks. if you remember an exact title, search would be easier
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Old 16 March 2014, 22:25   #5
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really appreciate it emufan..thanks.
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Old 17 March 2014, 00:17   #6
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To save me searching for hours, which BBS archive is Spectrum Games Collection Disk 1 in please emu fan?
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Old 18 March 2014, 19:34   #8
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To save me searching for hours, which BBS archive is Spectrum Games Collection Disk 1 in please emu fan?
cannot remember, i'll look for it again these days. i made a note on my todo list

@lightcycle: it was on one of the BBS disks. some have an index file - some not
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Old 19 March 2014, 16:31   #9
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Don't know if this is what you're looking for or not, but I found 10 PD disks recently containing spectrum games. I bought them from Online PD 20 (or so!) years ago along with ZXAM v1.6b, and they are labeled as follows:

Spectrum Games #1
#5
#25
#28
#29
#36
#53
#89
#121
#124

Is this any use to you?
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Old 20 March 2014, 09:42   #10
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very well could be..my heart is racing now..lol...have you got an amiga to access the discs ? all mined had the snap files and a readme...i'm from leeds(england) so my address at the time will reflect that.
ooh....as the song goes...."i'm so excited...and i just cant hide it......"
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Disks all loaded up fine but didn't have time to check, will have a look tonight and get back to you.
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Old 21 March 2014, 16:01   #12
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no rush mate...and thanks.
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Old 21 March 2014, 18:03   #13
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To save me searching for hours, which BBS archive is Spectrum Games Collection Disk 1 in please emu fan?
i found the disk in BSA Collection. in the included readme you can read "Your Megalomanic Spectrum Collection", consists of 11 volumes.
all zoned as "Your Megalomanic Spectrum Collection.zip". winuea accepts these .dsq disk images, like normal adf files.

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cant seem to get them.i click on each part and the save box pops up.but it takes a second to save and each part is 0.0k...same when i right click and save as.
it says i have a sync problem.......dont suppose you could download them and email them to me ?.....thanks again for your input.
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cant seem to get them.i click on each part and the save box pops up.but it takes a second to save and each part is 0.0k...same when i right click and save as.
it says i have a sync problem.......dont suppose you could download them and email them to me ?.....thanks again for your input.
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for my upload you need to join the Zone group first. once joined you find a new button next to the logout link.
the zone hold files for 60 day, but they get backuped on the eab fileserver.
the link to the bsa files, it's adviced to use a ftpclient (filezilla). the bsa archive consist of two dvd-images. you need all parts ( BSA_DVD_1.part01.rar to BSA_DVD_1.part47.rar for the first archive) to extract the whole achive.
i hope this helps
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i'll give it a shot..thanks again.

downloading now..will let you know how i get on shortly.

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got them but cant access them...winuae just gives me the amigados screen.
if i remember right you just type
cd dir/ and the drive letter but nothing happens when i select a drive.it just says
object not found.....give us a hint matey...been 15 years or more since i last used the operating system.got lazy with just playing adf games.
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these disks just contain spectrum snapshot files and a readme. maybe they are bootable, so you get the shell/cli prompt?
i will convert the disks to adf files and will reupload. in the meantime you can install adfview 1.0 - once installed on your windows box, you can open any standard amiga floppy image in your windows-explorer ( create new let you also create new adf images ) - drag and drop for reading writing files from/onto adf images.

edit: i've uploaded the set, but now adf images. if you manage to cope with adfview, double click on an image, it will open, if you want extract files, just select them and drag to another windows folder. so you can take a look at the included readme, for example.
hope this works now

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emufan...i want to thank you for the hassle i'v put you through to get me these disks....but....wrong ones i'm afraid...the games look like mine but the read me is different.
a massive thanks anyway.
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i'll find them one day...
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i'll find them one day...
np. i can also look at the other spectrum collection i've listed above - a little bit later
did you once signed the readme files with lightcycle?
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