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by zack4mac
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Like a buss I wanted a Spectrum and ended up with 3
Replies: 12
Views: 347

Re: Like a buss I wanted a Spectrum and ended up with 3

I'm suspicious there seems to be a lot of expert retro sites that sell psu's that look very similar to what you would find on Aliexpress
I might try and find multi voltage adapter that follows your recommendations, that provides 9v @ 2 amps or more outputting center negative.

Thank you kindly
by zack4mac
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Like a buss I wanted a Spectrum and ended up with 3
Replies: 12
Views: 347

Like a buss I wanted a Spectrum and ended up with 3

I dont know why I do these things and its probably best not to try and figure it out! But now I have a Harlequin, ZX 48+ and a Grey +2 all without power.

What are my best options, I would prefer to invest in a known good quality power supply with plenty of room, if extra current is needed.
by zack4mac
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: Brand new ATARI ST power supplies
Replies: 0
Views: 175

Brand new ATARI ST power supplies

Hello my new Spectrum ZX palls ;) If you like myself are fellow ATARI ST fans then this might be of interest. I have just found your great website and am really happy I did and will hopefully be able to ask for some help getting this great little machine working? :mrgreen: I am also a member of anot...
by zack4mac
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Do most people use cross assemblers?
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Do most people use cross assemblers?

I have very little knowledge of programming :mrgreen:
by zack4mac
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Coding sessions on YouTube
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Coding sessions on YouTube

That is great! once I get my spectrum hardware working. I will be watching them diligently
Cheers
by zack4mac
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: What differences in programming Spectrum and CPC
Replies: 11
Views: 481

Re: What differences in programming Spectrum and CPC

Some brilliant points and very clearly stated. I am starting to grasp that it is not necessarily the machine but the community that surrounds it, a community that has not shown any aggression or disrespect. This is exactly the reason I have shied away from the C64, which like the spectrum is a great...
by zack4mac
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: What differences in programming Spectrum and CPC
Replies: 11
Views: 481

What differences in programming Spectrum and CPC

I know they have the same Z80 and later the same sound chips but how different are they when programming and can programs be ported from one to the other easily? do the differences stop between the basic programming languages? what advantages for one over the other? :mrgreen:
by zack4mac
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX81 work with a Spectrum keyboard
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: ZX81 work with a Spectrum keyboard

That sounds great Mark, cheers for that
by zack4mac
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New to ZX Spectrum what are my hardware options
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: New to ZX Spectrum what are my hardware options

Thanks for the information, I have bought a ZX +3 grey from eBay I cant afford £150 for a known working machine so I will need to get a new psu and more than likely some hardware repairs. Keep your finger crossed for me :roll: I'm quite excited, the spectrum looks like a great opportunity to underst...
by zack4mac
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: 3D Chess 2K18
Replies: 317
Views: 12395

Re: 3D Chess 2K18

Extremely impressive what can be done in such a small amount of memory just goes to show how much is wasted within a PC.