Been fixing this, a Dixons branded cassette recorder from ‘83. Very slightly older than I am, and I’ve had it almost that long. Still loading Spectrum games as reliably as it did three decades ago!
I’m taking a break from Microdrive refurbishment to catch up with latest news from January 1988. Just running off a quick copy of Outlet magazine while I put the kettle on. #tea #zxspectrum #alphacom32
Networkin’ like it’s 1983! Well sort of. But I finally found a legitimate use for the telly’s picture-in-picture mode #zxspectrum #interface1 #sinclair #network #baudrate #chunteyfield
Competition is heating up in round two of the Spectrum Computing Christmas High Score Challenge! This week’s game is The Snowman. spectrumcomputing.co.uk/forums/vi…
Tonight’s silly project: replacing a tired old ZX Spectrum cassette with a freshly-recorded new one! TZXDuino! Sony TCM-818! By far the hardest part was printing a new label!
New project time! It’s a recreated Romantic Robot Multiface 128. (Or rather it soon will be, hopefully!)
I’ve removed, tested, replaced or bodged almost everything and it’s still not working! Time to give up, or start saving for an expensive oscilloscope… #eBay #fixerupperopportunity #zxspectrum #repair
Last night’s re-cap seems to have been a success. The -5v line in particular was really noisy, but now the voltages (-5,+5 and +12) all seem to be nice and stable. Bad news: that means something else must still be wrong! (Yeah I’m lookin’ at you, IC3!!) #zxspectrum #repair
Jetpack Jock by @_gazmarshall is so super hardcore difficult* you really ought to set your Cruiser to Tension Level Two: extra tight. (No one has ever used Level Three). Now to just get past level two of the game!
Making some progress! This will be much faster in machine code (and probably easier to traverse the display file with bitwise operations) but in the meantime I’m enjoying using Looking Glass for working in BASIC. #zxspectrum #alphacom32