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128k Only Games

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:47 am
by PootisSpencer
Hi,
I used to own a grey +2 in the 80s. I wished I would of kept it now knowing how much these things are selling for on ebay today! :shock: Anyway I'm looking at buying a Spectrum + 48k (The toast rack 128k versions are too expensive) and wondered if out of all the games for the Spectrum were there any that were just 128k only?
Also are these digital tape memory card things any good?
Thanks

Re: 128k Only Games

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:54 am
by PeterJ
Hi @PootisSpencer,

Yes, there were quite a few 128K only games. For example:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/5 ... tood_Still

Use the filters on the homepage to search for 128K Titles.

Yes, the SD Card devices are excellent. If you are only ever going to have a 48K Spectrum then have a look at this. It's a cheaper option the the DivMMC devices, has lots of great features, but only works with 48K titles.

http://blog.retroleum.co.uk/smart-card-for-zx-spectrum/

Maybe also try out an emulator like Fuse. Whilst it's not the 'real' experience, it's very convenient and keeps the money in your bank account!

http://fuse-emulator.sourceforge.net/

If you can somehow get a 128K machine I would recommend it. There are ways around it with the 48K machines (composite mod), but the 128K machines are much easier to connect to a modern TV for example. You also get improved sound. Finally many of the modern games are 128K.

Re: 128k Only Games

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:48 am
by toot_toot
I would recommend getting a +2 Spectrum as they’re quite cheap and easy to connect to a modern TV and a DivMMC Future for SD card loading. While there are only a few games released for the 128k only - more at the end of the Spectrum’s lifespan - there are some great 128k enhanced releases - either standalone like Ghostbusters 128k or separate 128k versions like Chase HQ, plus some really good modern 128k enhanced hacks with added music like Barbarian.

Re: 128k Only Games

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:14 pm
by Pegaz
I think that in recent years, a lot of exclusive 128k games have been done, not just a few...
Is it possible to filter 128k games only on sc?
On the old wos advanced search page (which doesnt exist anymore) this was possible.

Re: 128k Only Games

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:16 pm
by PeterJ
Hi @Pegaz. You can filter for 128K, and by Genre.

Filtering for all games regardless of Genre is a good idea though.

Re: 128k Only Games

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:40 pm
by Einar Saukas
At SC home page, select "Machine: ZX-Spectrum 128K", then click "Search ZXDB". You will get this:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... chine_id=5

Re: 128k Only Games

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:41 pm
by PeterJ
Einar Saukas wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:40 pm
At SC home page, select "Machine: ZX-Spectrum 128K", then click "Search ZXDB". You will get this:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... chine_id=5
Thanks @Einar Saukas. I think @Pegaz wanted just games.

Re: 128k Only Games

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:37 pm
by Einar Saukas
PeterJ wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:41 pm
Einar Saukas wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:40 pm
At SC home page, select "Machine: ZX-Spectrum 128K", then click "Search ZXDB". You will get this:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... chine_id=5
Thanks @Einar Saukas. I think @Pegaz wanted just games.
Sorry! I wasn't paying attention.

Here it goes:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... chine_id=5

Re: 128k Only Games

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:17 pm
by Pegaz
Einar Saukas wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:37 pm
PeterJ wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:41 pm
Einar Saukas wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:40 pm
At SC home page, select "Machine: ZX-Spectrum 128K", then click "Search ZXDB". You will get this:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... chine_id=5
Thanks @Einar Saukas. I think @Pegaz wanted just games.
Sorry! I wasn't paying attention.

Here it goes:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... chine_id=5
Thanks.
How did you choose just all the games in the search?
In Advanced search / Genre, only different subgenres can be selected or I missed something?
Just checked, In the old wos advanced search, we could select "any games" in the "Type" section.
Can you add something like that here as well, eg. all games, all demos, all utils etc.

Re: 128k Only Games

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:02 pm
by Einar Saukas
Pegaz wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:17 pm
How did you choose just all the games in the search?
In Advanced search / Genre, only different subgenres can be selected or I missed something?
Genre is just a string in SC search. Therefore you can use whatever you want, not just the options that the site form gives you :)

Pegaz wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:17 pm
Just checked, In the old wos advanced search, we could select "any games" in the "Type" section.
Can you add something like that here as well, eg. all games, all demos, all utils etc.
I think that's a good idea! Now we just need to convince @PeterJ :)