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    Feature :: ZX Spectrum - A trip down memory lane - 25 years on

    It's almost 25 years to the day since the ZX Spectrum home computer captured our hearts and relinquished us of any social life back in 1982. Take a trip down memory lane...

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    Man I remember playing all of those games , bought back memories , is there a way that i can play them today , atic atac mainly , I nearly clocked attic attac got 97% in that game , had 3 doors left to open .

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    Not Attic Attac (legally) as "Ultimate" (more recently "Rare") have denied permission for them to be downloaded.

    As they are now technically part of Microsoft - they may not wish to do this either

    (BTW: I could complete Attic Attac in about 6 mins 26 seconds most times )
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    wow
    , i just looked at this guy do it on google video , it bought back memories

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    I remember seeing TrapDoor and almost peeing my pants, though I did own a Commodore 16 at the time (yes that's right SIXTEEN).

    P.S. Stupid newbie question - I take it you've all heard of the GP32/GP2X?

    P.P.S. GHOST-BUSTERS!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BazookaJo View Post
    I remember seeing TrapDoor and almost peeing my pants, though I did own a Commodore 16 at the time (yes that's right SIXTEEN).

    P.S. Stupid newbie question - I take it you've all heard of the GP32/GP2X?

    P.P.S. GHOST-BUSTERS!!!!
    Oh yeah, Ghostbusters! Loved catching ghosts with the springy contraption!

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    C16 - some nice hardware, but should have concentrated on the C65 instead

    GP2X - Yep.. tempted... tempted myself

    GHOST-BUSTERS - "He slimed me... " (have to admit the music and sound was better on the C64 )

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidM View Post
    C16 - some nice hardware, but should have concentrated on the C65 instead

    GP2X - Yep.. tempted... tempted myself

    GHOST-BUSTERS - "He slimed me... " (have to admit the music and sound was better on the C64 )
    Of course the C64 was the Daddy - Once I saw The Last Ninja and heard the Level 1 music I knew what I wanted for xmas - still got those tunes and a load of others in SID format (but that's for another topic).

    As for Attic Attac, IMO you should forget the legality and dive in. Don't get me wrong, I'm completely against Software Piracy, but these games should be PD by now, or downloadable for pennies - Hell they're far too fringe to have any commercial value. Not making them available is like locking away the Mona Lisa and saying no-one can look at the painting itself or any copies of it (a bit OTT I'll grant you, but you get the idea).

    And finally, the GP2X - Damn worth it IMO for MAMEGP2X alone, but when the PSP finally gets a decent version, could be an ebay job

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    A lot of the developers are actually happy that these systems and games can be used / played by emulation now. Keeps them alive in a way.

    What I tend to do is look in places like HMV or online suppliers for the retro emulators for sale that have games with them. This way you are legally paying for the old games and helping keep them alive to this day.

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    Ferral: Ultimate/Rare (now under the Microsoft label) always had an issue with their games being available for download.

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