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by Vampyre
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Jonathan Cauldwell (ZX Spectrum Dev) – Interview
Replies: 18
Views: 500

Re: Jonathan Cauldwell (ZX Spectrum Dev) – Interview

How come JC left the scene? I don't really keep up with these things but I'm guessing with the timings it had something to do with the Vega+ debacle?
by Vampyre
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Imagine: vote
Replies: 26
Views: 569

Re: The best Speccy game by Imagine: vote

Looking back, they were churning out arcade versions of some fairly mediocre arcade games. I mean, were people really crying out for the chance to play Mag Max or Legend of Kage at home, or were the software houses so short of (or maybe afraid of) original ideas they'd convert anything going? I gue...
by Vampyre
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Ocean: vote
Replies: 30
Views: 687

Re: The best Speccy game by Ocean: vote

Head over Heels for me as it's the one game in the list that I spent the most time playing. It's also the first game I played originally on the 48 and then a 128 when I upgraded. I still remember being amazed by the menu tune and the different tunes for each zone. Great stuff indeed. 1 - Head over ...
by Vampyre
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Ocean: vote
Replies: 30
Views: 687

Re: The best Speccy game by Ocean: vote

1. Daley Thompson's Decathlon
2. Chase HQ
3. Head Over Heels
by Vampyre
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Imagine: vote
Replies: 26
Views: 569

Re: The best Speccy game by Imagine: vote

1. Hypersports
2. Renegade
3. Green Beret
by Vampyre
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: About Horace's "appendage"
Replies: 20
Views: 701

Re: About Horace's "appendage"

Well bugger me with a fish fork... I always thought it was an arm...
by Vampyre
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Imagine: discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 437

Re: The best Speccy game by Imagine: discussion

Hypersports without question. An almost perfect arcade conversion and the best sports game on the Speccy by a mile.
by Vampyre
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: ZXDB and Microsoft SQL
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: ZXDB and Microsoft SQL

Rather a specialist question, but thought I would give it a go. I have downloaded ZXDB from the GitHub page: https://github.com/zxdb/ZXDB I'm converting from MariaDB to Microsoft SQL. I have run the PowerShell script and now have two folders in the Output directory. One called 'Inserts', and one ca...
by Vampyre
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Ultimate: vote
Replies: 38
Views: 1122

Re: The best Speccy game by Ultimate: vote

1. Knight Lore
2. Jetpac
3. Attic Atac
by Vampyre
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Ultimate: discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 983

Re: The best Speccy game by Ultimate: discussion

This is probably the toughest one we'll have to decide on! They're 1983 to (early) 1986 catalogue is simply littered with classics, it's no surprise that they're remembered so fondly. Jetpac was the first game I ever played on my Speccy. For that reason alone it has a huge place in my heart never mi...