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Old 24 March 2009, 15:42   #1
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Spectrum +2

Hello there my fellow forum chummies,

I thought I would start a little thread to give you something to peruse and ponder inbetween the AndreasM bashing (*have at it chaps*).

Anyway as this this is not strictly Amiga, I have placed it here,

After the Byteback convention i had extra retr0-urges and since my friend yorkie brought over his Spectrum +2 I must have one..... but wait.... i want to do more than just play games.... I want to add harddisks and cdroms etc, I want to add a wave table card and anything else I can imagine!

So what I am after?

well resources for one, especially the pinout for the spectrum +2 edge connector would be a great start.

A decent Spectrum forum, and links to much specky hackery!

dont worry friends, I am not leaving amiga.... I could never do that, its just I want to terrorise some Spectrum action

after that is C64 time baby! I have DTV stick ready to go
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Old 24 March 2009, 15:48   #2
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Have you tried the World of Spectrum forums? They seem to have a hardware sub-forum (with the odd familiar name or two)
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Old 24 March 2009, 15:52   #3
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So one more speccy fun!
im also love Spectrum ,i start with 48+
now i have also one ZXSpectrum+3 with 3,5" floppy mod,and.. the DivIDE interface!
Yes, with DivIDE you can connect any IDE item,CF adaptor ,CDROM,HD! more info: http://www.divide.cz/index.php
i love my favorite ZX game! yeeee
some photos of my DivIDE..










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Old 24 March 2009, 16:05   #4
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@GH

Thanks for that luscious linkie I am now on the case! cheers


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AWESOME
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Old 24 March 2009, 16:05   #5
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Anemos, you are Spectrum God!
It wouldnt surprised if you tell us you posted these pics from your spectrum connected to net

Do you know some czech guys signed the petition for starting manufacturing speccy again and have sent it to Amstrad? No joking.

I hope this thread wont turn into another speccy vs anything war.

EDIT - I remember my classmate had same model, bought in Germany (West) with 7 MCs (mostly Mastertronic games).
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Old 24 March 2009, 16:11   #6
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@Anemos: Incredible stuff!
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Old 24 March 2009, 16:24   #7
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thanks guys

some more shots, on my 1084S..(i love scanlines,..)



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Old 24 March 2009, 16:27   #8
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The best spectrum tool I ever found is called OTLA and it is an algorithmic processor for the WAV files of spectrum (and other computer) tapes.

http://code.google.com/p/otla/

Using OTLA you can convert WAV (or TAP) files into very very small MP3 files (100KB average) which have been accelerated to many many times that of the original recording. These can be put on a very cheap 128MByte MP3 player (5 from Tesco) and load games in only a few seconds.

[ Show youtube player ]

P.S. Why get a +2 when you can get a +3?
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Old 24 March 2009, 16:35   #9
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yeh alex, the program is the k7zx but is a little bored,and not so fast (DIvIDE running in milliseconds) and no compatible with many games..
Here is one my old video with it...
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I have DivIDE+ for my Speccy. It loves it
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yeh alex, the program is the k7zx but is a little bored
It WAS called k7zx but the latest versions for multi-platforms are now called OTLA.

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and not so fast (DIvIDE running in milliseconds)
But free.

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and no compatible with many games..
Yes? It has worked with everything I have tried but you have to tweak the settings for games with turboloaders as described in the documentation.
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Old 24 March 2009, 20:03   #12
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i'm very jealous of Anemos' speccy!

to Zetr0 - all the best advise (divIDE, world of speccy) has already been given, although you may want to look into +3e roms too.

Are we looking at a grey +2 or a black +2A Zetr0?
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Old 24 March 2009, 20:19   #13
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hehe i am loving this thread. i have the 48k rubber key and the 128k (last true Sinclair machine) Spectrum rules!!!
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Old 24 March 2009, 20:47   #14
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Nice Hardware Anemos

& good luck Zeets

Myself, 1 have two std 48K Original Speccy's

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Old 24 March 2009, 23:18   #15
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@Hungry Horace

not to fussed to be fair, the +2 (grey) can have composite (CVBS) directly outed from the board, theres a bit more hackery needed for the +2A

@TC

Thanks for the good wishes, it seems that Spectrums have become a bit of a hot property of late LOL

@Anemos

thats an awesome spectrum... I am still in awe of it.
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Old 24 March 2009, 23:29   #16
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I hate you man, now I want a divIDE
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Old 25 March 2009, 01:43   #17
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...somehow I just knew from the thread title that Anemos would reply here....
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Old 26 March 2009, 16:56   #18
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I would love to get hold of the Divide adapter.

Does anyone have any idea where you can get them? All the places I've checked don't have them.



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I would love to get hold of the Divide adapter.

Does anyone have any idea where you can get them? All the places I've checked don't have them.



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http://www.divide.cz/?x=eshop
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