Introduce yourself!

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XvarZ
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by XvarZ » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:08 am

R-Tape wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:20 pm
But please tell us you didn't choose that avatar because you like Red Heat :shock: (the game).
:D

The actor is iconic in it's own way (much like the speccy I guess :) )

But no, the game isn't at all the reason I chose the avatar.

Maybe I should change it. I see it gives the wrong impression... :lol:
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R-Tape
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by R-Tape » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:27 pm

XvarZ wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:08 am
Maybe I should change it. I see it gives the wrong impression... :lol:
Not at all! In fact the graphics are the best thing about that game.

At least we can console ourselves with the fact that it was a howler on all systems. I think the speccy version is actually a very good attempt at a crap idea (can't polish a turd and all that). Red Heat should have been a lot more than an eccentric and ropey beatemup.
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by Alessandro » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:01 pm

Hey, actually I kind of liked Red Heat on the Spectrum! :mrgreen: A bit samey all across, except for those pesky nurses on the hospital level, but not the worst movie-tie in by a mile - should I remind you of Highlander or Big Trouble in Chinatown?

Anyway: Welcome to the forum! :D
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by SpaceFlightOrange » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:25 pm

Hello!

Just thought I'd introduce myself.

I'm James and I became the owner of a Spectrum+ yesterday. It's my first Spectrum and was given to me by a work colleague who found it whilst cleaning out his dads loft. It's boxed, in lovely condition and is complete. It's an issue 6a board.



The Machine does turn on (it didn't seem to at first because I couldn't tune it in), but the membrane is shot as most of the keys don't work and the odd ones that do output incorrect values (this bit worries me)

I'm waiting on a new membrane, a recap kit and a new regulator.

I was directed to here from Stardot by @1024MAK (Thanks Mark).
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by 1024MAK » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:54 pm

Hello James.

Welcome to the Spectrum Computing forums 👏 :D

I see you have already posted about your sick Speccy.

I’ll reply over there.

Please do look around the rest of the site, as this is not just a forum.

Mark
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RWAC
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by RWAC » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:25 am

My name's Andy.

I just thought I'd say hello, so... Hello!
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R-Tape
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by R-Tape » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:43 am

RWAC wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:25 am
My name's Andy.

I just thought I'd say hello, so... Hello!
Andy! Great to see you here.

(Bellend).
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by Foxbat_25 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:45 pm

Hello!

I'm a new member who joined the forum because I recently got my hands on a Spectrum 128 with Knight Lore, Gunfright and Tetris for it. And I barely know how to use it :lol: so I decided to register on here to learn more about it.
Plus, if things go the way I want them to go, I may get my hands on a Soviet made copy of one of the Spectrum computers (don't remember this one) from my father-in-law, should he find it in the attic.

See you soon on the forums!
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by PeterJ » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:03 pm

Welcome @Foxbat_25

Feel free to ask any questions if you get stuck. If you do manage to find that Russian clone, photos would be appreciated
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by Ast A. Moore » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:13 pm

Foxbat_25 wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:45 pm
I recently got my hands on a Spectrum 128 with Knight Lore, Gunfright and Tetris for it. And I barely know how to use it
I hate you already. :lol:

Just kidding, of course. Welcome to Spectrum Computing!
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