Fond memories of the days when nobody really gave a hoot about copyright, let alone patent infringement (Then Atari came and spoiled it by clamping down on the Pacman clones.)Jeez blast from the past there Horatio ...
The C64 was worse before someone invented the turbo loader. Not only did it save things to tape very slowly, but it actually saved two copies. Rather than having anything as complex as a checksum, it actually loaded the first and then verified it against the second, giving you 'load error' if there was a problem. Once you knew this, you could just about halve the loading time of a game (up to 20 mins) by pressing the RUN/STOP key just over half way through.what i remember the most about the spectrum is the waiting for what seemed a lifetime for the cassete to completly load,only to find it didnt
I think I've still got two of the things in our loft, along with a 1541 disk drive and the old Compunet brick modem somewhere. Also up there is the remnants of an Amiga 500 with a 50mb hard disk that cost more than the computer.think i still got a c64 in the loft
:rofl: Colour screen and tape deck and i had a flight simulator game that took 40mins to load by tape deck:d :rofl: God i do not where i would be with the likes of that today i need my 360 :dI remember the Amstrad - there were 2 versions, one with a green monitor, one with a colour monitor and the choice of tape or floppy disc drive (I suppose that's 4 versions really ).
What spec was yours?
I think we were all at it. What money we had, we'd spend on hardware, so easily duplicated software didn't get a look in.What I loved about it (and what probably helped kill it off), was that each of my classmates bought a game (circa £2-£5) and a blank tape. We each then circulated the games and copied them onto our blank tape - so for around £6, we had 20 games...
Yep - I remember buying magazines, spending hours programming the VIC 20 - only then to spend many more hours going through correcting "syntax errors" and other mistakes still to find the program didn't work. Or if it did work - it was [email protected] and not worth the time and effort!Used to buy tha mag every month as well to get games but you had to program the game in yourself DIY :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Yep - on rare occasions I got to use the main,only colour telly in the house, much to the annoyance of my older sister!( to her).I was (as a child) allowed a maximum game time of 1 hour, twice a week - if I chose wisely, I could get the main telly (in colour) as opposed to my black & white portable.