Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 21

Thread: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    27,836
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1,842 times in 625 posts

    Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    An initial batch of 400 units, without any pre-installed games, was posted out on 26th July.
    Read more.

  2. #2
    HEXUS.timelord. Zak33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    I'm a Jessie
    Posts
    33,830
    Thanks
    2,451
    Thanked
    2,566 times in 1,615 posts
    • Zak33's system
      • Storage:
      • Kingston HyperX SSD, Hitachi 1Tb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia 1060
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 800w
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT01
      • Operating System:
      • Win10
      • Internet:
      • Zen FTC uber speedy

    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    imagine... Ant Attack followed by Attic Attack, then a session on Penetrator, followed by a few hours on Elite... back out to play Horris Goes SKiing, and finish with Jet Pac

    Glorious.....
    https://ltw.media/
    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
    "The second you aren't paying attention to the tool you're using, it will take your fingers from you. It does not know sympathy." |
    "If you don't gaffer it, it will gaffer you" | "Belt and braces"

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Wirral
    Posts
    170
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    6 times in 5 posts

    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    Attic Attack was my favourite! Don't forget Jet Set Willy!

    Unfortunate that the actual product doesn't look at all as nice as the advertised picture.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    125
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked
    6 times in 4 posts

    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    Only game i ever played on ZX was Double Dragon. C64 all day every day !!!!

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Wonderful Warwick!
    Posts
    2,509
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    91 times in 74 posts

    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    I agree C-64 was miles better
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    400
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    14 times in 12 posts
    • LeetyMcLeet's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 3770K @ 4.4GHz
      • Memory:
      • 16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance LP 1600MHz
      • Storage:
      • 250GB Sammy 840 Evo (OS), 500GB Sammy 850 Evo (Games) and 4 x 2TB HDD's (Pr0n)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2x GTX 670 2GB (Gigabyte WF3 Overclocked)
      • PSU:
      • beQuiet! SP 680W
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design R4 (Black)
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • ASUS IPS
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity Business (80/20 FTTC)

    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    Quote Originally Posted by Troopa View Post
    Only game i ever played on ZX was Double Dragon. C64 all day every day !!!!
    I had Double Dragon for my Atari ST. Awesome game

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    111
    Thanks
    26
    Thanked
    12 times in 10 posts
    • blokeinkent's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock Z170 Extreme6+
      • CPU:
      • Core i7 6700K s1151 4.0GHz
      • Memory:
      • 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair DDR4 Vengeance LPX Black PC4-25600 (3200)
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 250GB Evo SSD + Corsair 256GB SSD + WD 4TB + WD 3TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 1070 FTW Gaming ACX 3.0
      • PSU:
      • Corsair TX 650
      • Case:
      • Corsair Carbide 300R
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Acer Predator XB281HK 4K
      • Internet:
      • TalkTalk Faster Fibre +Boost

    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    Quote Originally Posted by LeetyMcLeet View Post
    I had Double Dragon for my Atari ST. Awesome game
    I remember a couple of times a week getting a later bus home from school so I could stay in town and play it in the amusement arcade using my dinner money. Well worth going hungry for

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    272
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    21 times in 15 posts
    • dannyboy75's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z370 PC Pro
      • CPU:
      • Coffee Lake i7 8700
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Patriot DDR4 3733MHz
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 840 SSD 500Gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1080Ti
      • PSU:
      • OCZ 600SXS
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster K280
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • BENQ GW2765 27" IPS
      • Internet:
      • FTTC 50/10

    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    Meh, the C64 was for rich kids. Speccy FTW.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Smudger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    St Albans
    Posts
    3,525
    Thanks
    560
    Thanked
    491 times in 367 posts
    • Smudger's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gbyte GA-970A-UD3P
      • CPU:
      • AMD FX8320 Black Edition
      • Memory:
      • 16GB 2x8G CML16GX3M2A1600C10
      • Storage:
      • 1x240Gb Corsair M500, 2TB TOSHIBA DT01ACA200
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX Radeon HD4890 1GB
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520
      • Case:
      • Akasa Zen
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Home
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 24"
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 200Mbit

    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    Am I right in thinking these are shipping without any games installed?

    Doesn't that make them a bit useless?

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    272
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    21 times in 15 posts
    • dannyboy75's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z370 PC Pro
      • CPU:
      • Coffee Lake i7 8700
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Patriot DDR4 3733MHz
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 840 SSD 500Gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1080Ti
      • PSU:
      • OCZ 600SXS
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster K280
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • BENQ GW2765 27" IPS
      • Internet:
      • FTTC 50/10

    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    Buyers have the option to receive them sooner, if they're happy to install games themselves. I believe instructions on how to do this are included in the packaging.

  11. #11
    Not a good person scaryjim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    14,906
    Thanks
    1,174
    Thanked
    2,194 times in 1,810 posts
    • scaryjim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Dell Inspiron
      • CPU:
      • Core i5 8250U
      • Memory:
      • 1x 8GB DDR4 2400
      • Storage:
      • 128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Radeon R5 230
      • PSU:
      • Battery/Dell brick
      • Case:
      • Dell Inspiron 5570
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • 15" 1080p laptop panel

    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    ... a few hours on Elite...
    If you're going to play Elite with a console controller, you might as well hit up an Android NES emulator and play the version that Braben and Bell considered the best: http://www.iancgbell.clara.net/elite/nes/index.htm

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    272
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    21 times in 15 posts
    • dannyboy75's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z370 PC Pro
      • CPU:
      • Coffee Lake i7 8700
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Patriot DDR4 3733MHz
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 840 SSD 500Gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1080Ti
      • PSU:
      • OCZ 600SXS
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster K280
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • BENQ GW2765 27" IPS
      • Internet:
      • FTTC 50/10

    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    You can also download a BBC Micro emulated version for free, from the Frontier store:

    https://www.frontierstore.net/games/...elite1984.html

  13. #13
    Not a good person scaryjim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    14,906
    Thanks
    1,174
    Thanked
    2,194 times in 1,810 posts
    • scaryjim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Dell Inspiron
      • CPU:
      • Core i5 8250U
      • Memory:
      • 1x 8GB DDR4 2400
      • Storage:
      • 128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Radeon R5 230
      • PSU:
      • Battery/Dell brick
      • Case:
      • Dell Inspiron 5570
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • 15" 1080p laptop panel

    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy75 View Post
    You can also download a BBC Micro emulated version for free, from the Frontier store:

    https://www.frontierstore.net/games/...elite1984.html
    Nice And the actual original of course, but no real controller support. The NES version manages to adapt the entire control system to work with a D-pad and three buttons (A, B, Select), via a funky menu/icon system. I've got an android gaming thing that has a controller built in, and having been a long time Elite fanatic (having played the BBC B, Archi and PC versions of the original in my youth) I definitely rate the NES version

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    272
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    21 times in 15 posts
    • dannyboy75's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z370 PC Pro
      • CPU:
      • Coffee Lake i7 8700
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Patriot DDR4 3733MHz
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 840 SSD 500Gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1080Ti
      • PSU:
      • OCZ 600SXS
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster K280
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • BENQ GW2765 27" IPS
      • Internet:
      • FTTC 50/10

    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    Hmm, I might have to give that a try. The only Android device I have is my work mobile though - do you reckon that NES emulator will run on a Galaxy A3?

  15. #15
    Senior Member kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    28,933
    Thanks
    1,456
    Thanked
    2,884 times in 2,336 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon X5680
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1060 6GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 600W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps

    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    Except this is now just the Vega Plus.. can't call it Zx spectrum any more

  16. #16
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Indio CA
    Posts
    17
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    3 times in 3 posts
    • acekorneya's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock Z77 Extreme4
      • CPU:
      • i7-3770k@4.7GHz NH-D15
      • Memory:
      • 16GB g.skill ripjaws x 1600
      • Storage:
      • 250GB Samsung SSD SATA III, 500GB SATA III WD, 720GB seagate, 3TB External Fantom Drive USB 3.0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 1080 OC, Soundblaster Titanium HD
      • PSU:
      • Corsair TX750
      • Case:
      • Be quite pro 900
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • HP Elite l2201x and 40 inch Samsung for 2 monitor
      • Internet:
      • 80Mbs Down 10Mbs up TimeWarner

    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    This thing is trash whoever back this i feel sorry for what you're getting.. btw did anyone who commented here saw the video i couldn't stop laughing how bad this is the log is color paper LMFAO

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •