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by Hedge1970
Thu May 16, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: firebird elite
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: firebird elite

Mission Four You will be attacked by about three Asps who are escorting an INVISIBLE Adder. If you shoot the Adder(if you can see it!!) then a cargo canister will drop out of it. If you pick this up then "CLOAKING DEVICE" will flash up on screen. This means that you can now become invisible when yo...
by Hedge1970
Thu May 16, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: firebird elite
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: firebird elite

Just sticking this here for prosperity Ive been digging around trying to find info on the available missions in the ZX version of Elite. This site mentions Five missions, and states spectrum version only has the last three listed below. I hope there might be others... so was saddened to see this mig...
by Hedge1970
Thu May 16, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The Hobbit
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: The Hobbit

Ah got it so the instruction booklet is what I was mistaking for the front cover. In the picture linked It looks like the paper back book is on the outside which may well be what I saw a picture of and assumed it was the back cover of the box. It’s a shame they did not do a nice box cover. On a side...
by Hedge1970
Wed May 15, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The Hobbit
Replies: 6
Views: 528

The Hobbit

I often buy games preferably big box if I enjoy playing the .tzx/tap version. I like the instructions and other peripheral paroiphinalier that came with them. So I grabbed a big box copy of The Hobbit. But the box is just plain black, so I looked again on eBay and it seems all the big box Hobbits ha...
by Hedge1970
Tue May 14, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 48k plus vs DKtronics keyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: 48k plus vs DKtronics keyboard

Never heard of MegaBasic thanks for the link. Then Your Sinclair brought out / featured MegaBasic . After loading, you could type in programs using individual keys to type in keywords, commands and function names in the normal way (normal, as in the way all other computers worked, one letter at a ti...
by Hedge1970
Mon May 13, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 48k plus vs DKtronics keyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: 48k plus vs DKtronics keyboard

So ive had the good fortune of using the following keyboards now on the 48k spectrum - FYI in the 80s I only had the rubber key version and that only lasted about a year thanks in part to Daley Thompson and girls :) 1) Rubber Key 2) Spectrum Plus 3) DK'Tronics The DK ive got I believe to be the late...
by Hedge1970
Thu May 09, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: firebird elite
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: firebird elite

Thanks for that - I’ve given up on witch space :o . I find it funny that it does not appear anywhere that the Y key activates Cloak. I’ve been reading this https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/447 ... -for-elite

Seems aimed to the Commodore 64 version but interesting nonetheless.
by Hedge1970
Sat May 04, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Sales/Commercial
Topic: The ZX Spectrum Explored by Tim Hartnell
Replies: 42
Views: 2705

Re: The ZX Spectrum Explored by Tim Hartnell

Off the back of this post I googled around a and found a copy of this book. Thanks for the awareness :D
by Hedge1970
Wed May 01, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: firebird elite
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: firebird elite

Well I didn’t hang around long there where 4 Thargoid motherships shooting at me. I did as you said and activated a hyperspace Jump.

I do now wonder how far witch space goes might just use an energy bomb kill the 4 ships and take a look.

Cheers
by Hedge1970
Wed May 01, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: firebird elite
Replies: 8
Views: 745

firebird elite

I like this game and keep turning to it but today I found something out - well 2 things 1) the y key activates the cloaking device if you have it 2) when hyperspace jumping press the pause key (caps shift) and then the F key and you will come out of hyperspace into witch space. not worked out how to...