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by Bizzley
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 4085

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion

The lead time is very short on the manuals. They won't be printed until just before they are needed to avoid having to pay storage costs. I've got a spare bedroom, and my attic is only half full, so if they need somewhere to store a few boxes of manuals until they're needed then I reckon I could do...
by Bizzley
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 4085

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion

It's all immaterial anyway, shortly we'll know for certain about everything. Because sometime in the next 10 weeks time a completed, boxed, no problems fully manualled Next along with with a spanking new firmware and all those stretch goal games will be coming through my door as promised. Won't it? :?
by Bizzley
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 4085

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion

Update 43 had photos of the "real thing", not sure what a video would add to that. For starters we could see how it looked in real life rather than in carefully lit, posed and photographed shots. We could see if it still had those awful feet, the kind that always break on PC keyboards. We could see...
by Bizzley
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 4085

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion

It can take weeks for a supplier to even look at a reported issue. I absolutely agree with that. My POV though is that some of these reported "issues" are entirely down to the choice and hubris of the developers rather than necessary changes in order to turn a non-working product into a working one...
by Bizzley
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: What differences in programming Spectrum and CPC
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: What differences in programming Spectrum and CPC

Ast A. Moore wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:52 pm
Fair enough, but that’s a really lazy approach.
But it was cheap, quick, pretty easy to do and meant that the CPC got some games that it wouldn't ordinarily have had.

CPC owners may not have like the quality of what they were getting but it was better then getting nothing at all.
by Bizzley
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: Antstream - Retro Game Streaming Service
Replies: 15
Views: 442

Re: Antstream - Retro Game Streaming Service

Notice that none of these advantages would be affected by availability of the same titles from preservation sites like Spectrum Computing. I really hope they can understand it! How long do you think it will be before a commercial company that operates and aims to make a profit on the basis that cus...
by Bizzley
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: Antstream - Retro Game Streaming Service
Replies: 15
Views: 442

Re: Antstream - Retro Game Streaming Service

The barrel is scraped and someone finds yet another way of making money off old games other people wrote. I think I'll pass thank you.
by Bizzley
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 4085

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion

One has to hope that the delays (and suggestions) are due to real problems that might have been unforeseen, such as responsiveness or real usability issues. If only that were the case. It's not my opinion that the keyboard was fully working and ready for mass production in February but the develope...
by Bizzley
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 4085

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Discussion

And still this drags on. As we now enter Q2 of the year comments by the developers that they will "try to ship it earlier than Q2" have to be placed firmly in the negative column. With the latest update confirming that a test keyboard has yet to be produced that meets expectations the clock is now r...
by Bizzley
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: R-Type from Bob Pape now on eBay
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: R-Type from Bob Pape now on eBay

Congratulations on winning and Thanks for helping to contribute so much towards the British Heart Foundation.

Bob.