1. polomint's Avatar
    Hi,

    Anyone here interested in the old ZX Spectrum games?

    I wrote a little app to search the Infoseek Games Database at World Of Spectrum.

    Basic features are in, and more to come, such as skydrive integration, favourites, proper viewing of screenshots, sharing the game details via social networks etc. I'm also hoping to be able to pass the game to any ZX Spectrum emulator that is installed on the phone, :)

    Any comments would be appreciated, along with any new ideas, :)

    If you would like to beta test then please pm me your microsoft id, and phone details.

    Thank you.

    John.

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    01-25-2014 03:09 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'm not familiar with these games. Would you be able to provide more information about them?
    01-27-2014 02:27 AM
  3. polomint's Avatar
    Hi,

    Here's an excerpt from Wikipedia..

    The ZX Spectrum (pronounced /ˌzɛdˈɛks/ "Zed-Ex"[2][3]) is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd.Referred to during development as the ZX81 Colour and ZX82,[4][5] the machine was launched as the ZX Spectrum by Sinclair to highlight the machine's colour display, compared with the black-and-white of its predecessor, the ZX81.[6] The Spectrum was ultimately released as eight different models, ranging from the entry level model with 16 kB RAM released in 1982 to the ZX Spectrum +3 with 128 kB RAM and built in floppy disk drive in 1987; together they sold in excess of 5 million units worldwide (not counting numerous clones).[7]
    The Spectrum was among the first mainstream audience home computers in the UK, similar in significance to the Commodore 64 in the USA. The introduction of the ZX Spectrum led to a boom in companies producing software and hardware for the machine,[8] the effects of which are still seen;[1] some credit it as the machine which launched the UK IT industry.[9] Licensing deals and clones followed, and earned Clive Sinclair a knighthood for "services to British industry".[10]
    The Commodore 64, Oric-1 and Atmos, BBC Microcomputer and later the Amstrad CPC range were major rivals to the Spectrum in the UK market during the early 1980s. Over 24,000 software titles have been released since the Spectrum's launch and new titles continue to be released, with over 100 new ones in 2012.[11]
    There are some excellent games for this computer. The data on the games is from World of Spectrum

    Here are some images of the machine...

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    I hope that reminds people of which computer this is, :)



    John
    01-27-2014 11:04 AM

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