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by 5MinuteRetro
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Spectrum VR...
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Spectrum VR...

Lulz to that, natch. But bear with me... After a bit of prevaricating, I last night decided to plunk down for an Oculus Quest -- it is IMHO one of the most exciting tech products in years. I've dreamed of decent/affordable/practical VR since the days of Virtuality, back in the early 1990s... and I t...
by 5MinuteRetro
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Microsphere: discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: The best Speccy game by Microsphere: discussion

Don't get me wrong, I have a soft spot for Wheelie... I loved Wheelie and you've reminded me that I've often wondered and long meant to ask the techie types on here about the graphical style. Was there a technical benefit to the teabag/mesh effect used on the scrolling background? Or was it purely ...
by 5MinuteRetro
Mon May 27, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Spectrum Show Episode 84
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: The Spectrum Show Episode 84

Perfect timing! The wife and kids are away so I get to enjoy this in uninterrupted peace and quiet.
by 5MinuteRetro
Wed May 22, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: On the Spectrum...
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: On the Spectrum...

Haha! Brill. I guess you don't still have the note? I received my refusals via a subeditor, but my understanding is that Mr Hislop still checks them out himself. Probably. But a tiny sliver of paper that's at the bottom of some box at the back of the garage or attic... it's as good as lost forever!
by 5MinuteRetro
Tue May 21, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: On the Spectrum...
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: On the Spectrum...

Heh nice. I've submitted a couple of cartoons to Private Eye over the years, both of which returned, probably fairly, "Ed says NO". I wish I thought of this one! Hey... I did too, one time! It was around the time when Saddam was holding British hostages in Iraq, as human shields, and the Dick Tracy...
by 5MinuteRetro
Sun May 19, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: On the Spectrum...
Replies: 6
Views: 422

On the Spectrum...

Dunno if any of you chaps are readers of Private Eye? I was reading it in the bath last night and spotted this. Made me chuckle, anyway.

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by 5MinuteRetro
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: 3D Construction Kit games...
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: 3D Construction Kit games...

PeterJ wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:02 pm
Scroll down the listing page to find some games created with it:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=96&id=29
Super, thanks!
by 5MinuteRetro
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: 3D Construction Kit games...
Replies: 5
Views: 280

3D Construction Kit games...

So, here I am on holiday, wasting time with ZXDS on my DS, firing up games of which I've never before heard when I stumble upon Jackson City. Now, I can't get it to work but the title screens suggest it was made with 3D Construction Kit. Now I'm wondering what other commercial games were created usi...
by 5MinuteRetro
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with W: 2nd tie-breaker vote
Replies: 50
Views: 1949

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with W: 2nd tie-breaker vote

Once you know how to beat WTSS, it's disappointing easy and you realise just how paper thin it actually is. Games like Great Escape did a very similar thing but much better. I did love the music from it though. I remember WTSS being pretty deep, with multiple characters and all -- and of course it ...
by 5MinuteRetro
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with W: 2nd tie-breaker vote
Replies: 50
Views: 1949

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with W: 2nd tie-breaker vote

It would be criminal for WOTEF to win this! It might be a classic and a favourite but there's no question that WTSS is a vastly superior game.