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.NET Spectrum emulator

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by JonnyMX, May 26, 2010.

  1. JonnyMX

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    How awesome is this?
    I've had a week of nostalgia...

    http://www.zxspectrum4.net/index.php
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    I have zx spin. Been playing saboteur all week :D just wish I could find a proper version of Knightlore
     
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  3. Modey

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    Is it any different to the emulators that have been doing the rounds for years?
     
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    No, but it's a thing of beauty - especialy the tape deck for those that miss the wheezing and shrieking of old. And it's .net - that's just a cool use of technology. :biggrin
     
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    Yeah - some people have turned really arsey over the last few years.
    I used to have them all from the spectrum archives and didn't keep the file when I changed PC.
    Now a load of them are 'distribution denied'.
    Seems a bit pointless to me at this late stage.

    Robin of the Wood was one of my favorites - no idea why.
    It was tedious and frustrating, but I suppose they all were back then...
     
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  6. Rover977

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    Interesting! I will check this out when I get time. I have used the Spectaculator emulator :-

    http://www.spectaculator.com/

    to play the classic ZX game Manic Miner. I found it to be an excellent emulator, it can even emulate loading from tape with realistic tape loading noises and the blue and yellow horizontal lines - can't beat that for nostalgia.

    On WorldofSpectrum.org :-

    http://www.worldofspectrum.org/

    there is a massive archive of games and software for the ZX Spectrum and also documentation. For those learning programming concepts the old DK Step-by-Step Programming Guides for the ZX are a pretty good read.

    On BBC4 last week they screened the film 'Micro Men' about Clive Sinclair and Acorn Computers, and the race to produce an affordable home computer for under £100.
     

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  7. greenbrucelee
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    Yeah it seem as if there is quite a lot of titles that are denied even from studios that closed down years ago like Ocean and such. Knightlore was a brilliant game.

    At the moment I have
    Afterburn
    Operation wolf
    Renegade
    Yie ar Kung fu
    Saboteur
    Paper boy
    Green Beret

    still looking for others like Rambo, Cobra (with the flying cheeseburgers) :), Starwars and For my Atari ST simulator am still lokking for Blodwych my favorite RPG dungeonmaster type game of all time.
     
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  8. JonnyMX

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    worldofspectrum.org is the definitive source, but isn't speculator shareware?
    I like free, does me!
     
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    Yes, Spectaculator is not free, its £16.50GBP, but that was a small price to pay to play Manic Miner again, pretty much a legend of a game in my view! It runs on Windows 7/Vista/XP and its pretty damn good, with virtual cassettes, and snapshots, and authentic spectrum keyboard click sound.

    I actually owned an original ZX Spectrum but have no idea what happened to it, I wish I had kept it, an amazing piece of computer history.

    The worldofspectrum.org has good collection of books and manuals etc such as the DK ones I mentioned above - pretty interesting reading if you have the time.
     
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  10. Rik

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    I liked Speculator soo much I bought it :)

    Its the best Spectrum Emulator around.

    I am sure I have ALL the ZX Spectrum Romset, so if anyone wants any roms, send me a PM or request here and I can upload *somewhere*

    Not here I should add :)
     

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