Episode 58 – Brutal Football

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Thanks to Gary Hucker for the ZX Spectrum!

Thanks to our supporters: Rob O’Hara, Paul Harrington, Laurent Giroud, Loggins, Jonas Rullo, Kolbj?rn Barmen, Tapes From the Crypt,  Adam Bradley, Chris Foulds Will Williams Daniel Bengston, O’Brien’s Retro and Vintage, Chad Halstead, and Brent Doughty! 

Next week’s game is Battle Squadron!

2 thoughts on “Episode 58 – Brutal Football

  • September 3, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Great to see you've got a Spectrum! I use an iPod to load the games. There is some free software called Tape2Wav that you drop Spectrum tap files onto and it creates wave files that you can play from your PC, ipod, phone, etc. I convert mine to mp3s to save space.

    That reminds me. You mentioned the Retro Gaming League that Chris Foulds told you about. I co-run that with someone else, and I use my Spectrum and any other real hardware I have to play the games that are picked. This week I'm playing on my VCS, though a lot of the time we play MAME games, so I emulate those. Everyone is welcome: http://w11.zetaboards.com/RetroLeague/forum/35045/

    Oh, and I nearly forgot to mention the singing! It was stunning 🙂

  • September 5, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Aaron, that pic of you cradling the precious Speccy brings a tear to my eye *sniff* 😀 What a fantastic gift! – happy belated birthday wishes btw. I can't wait to see you get that up and running. My recommendation for games to kick off with would be Rainbow Islands, New Zealand Story, Batman, Midnight Resistance, Pang… are you seeing a pattern developing here?

    I had the Amstrad 128k +2 model as a kid with the built-in cassette player or datacorder, if you like. The +3 model came with a built-in 3" floppy disk drive, also courtesy of Amstrad who bought out Sinclair when they were struggling financially.

    FXP wasn't a typo, it stands for File eXchange Protocol; a means of transferring data between two remote FTP sites without employing the instigator's connection.

    A lot of surface-level warez trafficking went on via web sites linking to spanned archives hosted on freebie servers, but the more reliable and quicker way to spread releases was via FXP. The resulting FTP site IPs were traded or shared freely on bulletin boards where they could be harvested with a dedicated FTP client rather than a web browser.

    FTP still worked via dial-up if you had a client/download manager that supported the resume function, you'd just leave your computer running over night to complete downloads… assuming you weren't paying your ISP by the minute!

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