[rfk-dev] spectrum goodness (first release)
Sat, 29 Mar 2003 16:35:56 -0800 (PST)
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The Sinclair ZX Spectrum range of personal computers were launched in
1982 and were massively successful in their home market (the UK) because
of their low cost and (for the time) reasonable specs (colour graphics!
well, sort of...) There were also a number of foreign clones (most notably
the American Timex/Sinclair 2068.)
In fact, "Sinclair's standing rose so high that in 1983 Margaret Thatcher
personally presented a Spectrum to the Japanese Prime Minister as a
symbol of British technological prowess." [quoting nvg, link to their
site below] It is perhaps best remembered now for its rubber keyboard and
as the home platform for Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy.
But now those legendary games pale in comparison to robotfindskitten.
A first release is available with screenshots, but my personal web-site's
down right now, and I'm not sure whether sending 32KB binaries to the
list is good etiquette here. so give me a shout if you'd like a copy.
I'd consider it a decent beta -- essentially feature-complete, but not
yet tested on much (virtual) hardware.
More information on the Spectrum (including the many emulators -- I can
recommend xzx on Linux) is available at http://www.worldofspectrum.org/
Cheers! (and enjoy the screenshot...)
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