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by Ast A. Moore
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX Interface 2 problem
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: ZX Interface 2 problem

This indicates a problem with your joystick’s wiring—either it’s the wrong type, or it’s faulty. The Interface II takes the standard (Atari) joysticks. The SJS-1 joysticks (used in the Spectrum +2 and later models) are incompatible with the IF2. They’ll have to be rewired in the following manner: Pi...
by Ast A. Moore
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Game of the day...
Replies: 107
Views: 5313

Re: Game of the day...

“The Zythum’s here,
It’s yours at last.
But there’s more to be found,
If you are fast.”
by Ast A. Moore
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Have I killed my ZX Spectrum?
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Have I killed my ZX Spectrum?

Questions: ° is it possible to use sockets in a Spectrum 48k first type Sure, why wouldn’t it be? Plenty of space. ° how about the "new" solution? Have somebody tried it? It’s not that new. The guy has been selling them for years. By the way, he has a YouTube channel with tons of excellent, highly ...
by Ast A. Moore
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Game of the day...
Replies: 107
Views: 5313

Re: Game of the day...

WIWC wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:58 am
z y t h u m
b y
m i r r o r s o f t
“Your quest is over, you’ve met your end, only the bravest try again.”
by Ast A. Moore
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best classic Speccy game beginning with Q: discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 336

Re: The best classic Speccy game beginning with Q: discussion

WIWC wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:56 am
Quackshot by Sparklers is not completely terrible.
Yeah, it’s pretty neat, actually.
by Ast A. Moore
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Have I killed my ZX Spectrum?
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Have I killed my ZX Spectrum?

The good news is that the Z80 and the ULA are likely okay. The not-so-good—but not particularly bad—news is that you’ve probably fried a RAM chip or two (or more). I’d check all the power rails (although the +5V rail is likely to be working properly) before looking into replacing the RAM ICs. (It’s ...
by Ast A. Moore
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Game of the day...
Replies: 107
Views: 5313

Re: Game of the day...

I liked it. Was mesmerized by it, in fact. Tough as nails, but definitely has the “one-more-try” factor to it.
by Ast A. Moore
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Zx spectrum +2a comp mod
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: Zx spectrum +2a comp mod

What the guys above said: you’d be far better off hooking the Speccy up to the TV using the RGB signals. Either purchase a ready-made cable (overpriced), or make your own (cheap and dead easy). Depending on your TV, you may or may not need to modify the Spectrum—one resistor value needs to be change...