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Old 07 February 2011, 11:07   #1
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ZX Spectrum to be re-released

The ZX Spectrum is getting a re-release for 30th anniversary!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolog...e-future.html#
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Old 07 February 2011, 11:28   #2
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Old 07 February 2011, 11:29   #3
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Wow, I seriously never thought there would be any money in the old ZX ever again but damn if they are not going to try to give it a go.

Crap is it really 30 years ago?
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Old 07 February 2011, 11:51   #4
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I have the Elite Spectrum app on my ipod touch, games come in packs of 6/12 and cost somewhere between 59p and now around 1.99. You can't access the CLI so I am not sure how much power and control you will get with the device if Elite are controlling it.

Hopefully it will be opened up.
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Old 07 February 2011, 12:32   #5
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As the Sinclair ZX Spectrum approaches its 30th birthday in 2012, the video gaming craze that it began is still going strong. So strong, in fact, that original games developer Elite plans to relaunch the console for a generation of nostalgic gamers.
console? idiot.
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Old 07 February 2011, 13:28   #6
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console? idiot.
Well if you cant access basic, then maybe he was thinking along those lines.

But sounds cool, I would buy one, .
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Old 07 February 2011, 14:32   #7
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When I first saw this I was well excited, but after reading it a couple of times it appears to be a speccy-styled keyboard connected to an emulator. While this may be excellent fun, it still isn't a 'real' speccy

Now, if you want to see someone who's reverse-engineered the speccy, check out this link: http://www.zxdesign.info/ He's done a cracking job of building a speccy from scratch using a ULA and a CPLD-FPGA.

In the meantime, I'll carry on with my Sinclair collection:
1 x ZX80
2 x ZX81
2 x ZX Spectrum 48k
1 x ZX Spectrum+ (128k)
1 x ZX Spectrum +2 (128k) - The one with the built-in tape deck
1 x ZX Spectrum +3 (128k) - The one with the built-in disc-drive

I'll keep praying for a brand new Speccy release (along with my prayers for a new Amiga release!!)
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Old 08 February 2011, 23:23   #8
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OMG - i want one......
Chaos was the best game ever
http://www.zxspectrum.net/
http://www.vectorlight.net/games/chaos_tournament.aspx
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Old 08 February 2011, 23:47   #9
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The ZX Spectrum is getting a re-release for 30th anniversary!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolog...e-future.html#
Cool, are you going pick one up for old times sake
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Old 09 February 2011, 10:26   #11
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I still play chaos on from time to time its gooyblobtastic
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Old 09 February 2011, 17:43   #12
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If its hackable for added extra awesome then I am sure I will probably get one =)
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Is this actually verified anyway? Given the author calls the Speccy a console which used floppy disks, I'm wondering how accurate. Might he just be getting mixed up with Elite's iPhone apps? I can't see anything about this on Elite's website.
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Old 09 February 2011, 23:15   #15
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CUSA vaporware I think
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Old 09 February 2011, 23:24   #16
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Anybody's got an idea what he's talking about?
Yes. That means booze my friend, lot's of it.

BTW would be interesting if that is a bluetooth keyboard to be able to be used tethered to a PC computer for use with usable speccy emulators.
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Old 09 February 2011, 23:44   #17
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In the meantime, I'll carry on with my Sinclair collection:
1 x ZX80
2 x ZX81
2 x ZX Spectrum 48k
1 x ZX Spectrum+ (128k)
1 x ZX Spectrum +2 (128k) - The one with the built-in tape deck
1 x ZX Spectrum +3 (128k) - The one with the built-in disc-drive
Isn't there a ZX Spectrum +2a?

I own a +2 myself - the Light Gun Pack edition (Spectrum +2 with Operation Wolf, Robot Attack, Bullseye, Toy Bizarre and 2 other games).

Are you sure this is the year 2011?


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Old 10 February 2011, 00:24   #18
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I've still got a Spectrum 48k on me. but it's lacking power supply, video cables. would love to boot it up again to play Frank N Stein, Ruby Runabout, BoulderDash, Jetpac, Sabrewolf.
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Old 10 February 2011, 08:46   #19
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I've still got a Spectrum 48k on me. but it's lacking power supply, video cables. would love to boot it up again to play Frank N Stein, Ruby Runabout, BoulderDash, Jetpac, Sabrewolf.
I used to power my Speccy with a 9v adapter and it worked fine, the aerial lead is just that, a cable going from the socket on the speccy to the tv's aerial socket, I've used an audio cable in the past and two speaker wires. Yep, I used to botch my speccy pretty bad!

Have you tried emulation though, some emulators are pretty good and load a lot faster?
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Old 11 February 2011, 17:00   #20
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dost the guy know where % key is ????
also the spec keyboard has to be one of the worst 3 fingers sometimes to enter a comand can tell most ppl are gamers hehehehehhe
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