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by 1024MAK
14 Apr 2021 03:33
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Best dust cover
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Best dust cover

I don’t know about now, but some years ago there was a guy that would make custom sized dust covers. Some on the World of Spectrum forums asked for dust covers for the ZX Spectrum +3. I jumped on the same bandwagon ;) If you search the U.K. eBay site for “dust cover zx spectrum” you will find simila...
by 1024MAK
11 Apr 2021 14:01
Forum: SOFTWARE
Topic: Question #2: EXEROM and tape loading
Replies: 29
Views: 329

Re: Question #2: EXEROM and tape loading

I think your comments are a bit harsh. The ZX80 and ZX81 did not have any ability to load code or data files. You could only load them from BASIC as part of a normal program LOAD. We now know of three different official ROM versions, the first one having a bad mathematical bug. The second version al...
by 1024MAK
11 Apr 2021 13:26
Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Topic: Hello from Chesterfield
Replies: 14
Views: 176

Re: Hello from Chesterfield

Re - IDE cables: You want the older type that uses standard 40 way IDC connectors with 40 way ribbon cable, often described as PATA IDE or ATA/ATAPI not the later 80 way ribbon cable type with specialist IDC connectors for the faster HDDs. IDC means insulation displacement connector. You also don’t ...
by 1024MAK
08 Apr 2021 23:33
Forum: SOFTWARE
Topic: Question #2: EXEROM and tape loading
Replies: 29
Views: 329

Re: Question #2: EXEROM and tape loading

The other problem, is that fitting a modern EPROM / EEPROM or flash ROM to a MTX board, requires wiring changes to the board. Which is further complicated by there being two different main boards in widespread use. One of which uses three ROM chips, and one of which uses only two ROM chips, So not s...
by 1024MAK
05 Apr 2021 20:43
Forum: SOFTWARE
Topic: Question #2: EXEROM and tape loading
Replies: 29
Views: 329

Re: Question #2: EXEROM and tape loading

Dave wrote: 05 Apr 2021 13:16 Hi, I'm sure that you can load blocks from tape, it's just that I'm not sure how to do it.

I am also sure that someone else will jump in here - Martin perhaps?

regards
Dave
Martin also talked about how games loaded code blocks here ;-)

Mark
by 1024MAK
05 Apr 2021 19:39
Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Topic: Hello from Chesterfield
Replies: 14
Views: 176

Re: Hello from Chesterfield

Hah! Welcome Lardo to the forum of the best looking 1980s home computer :D

Glad you could make it :P

Now you can ask all your Memotech questions where there are various members who can help you, rather than just me :lol:

Mark
by 1024MAK
05 Apr 2021 19:35
Forum: OFF TOPIC
Topic: GMC6512-15 IC ?
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: GMC6512-15 IC ?

Is there a manufacturers logo on it? Or a date code?

Mark
by 1024MAK
03 Apr 2021 04:33
Forum: OFF TOPIC
Topic: Another Home-Brew - Z180
Replies: 102
Views: 32673

Re: Another Home-Brew - Z180

There is another option for a keyboard. "Mechanical" keyboards are all all the reage in some gaming quarters. I have one of the 3/4 size versions connected to the 2nd PC to save desk space, and it does have individual keys and not a membrane. I've been told I'm crazy butchering a band new keyboard....
by 1024MAK
02 Apr 2021 23:16
Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Topic: New kid in town
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: New kid in town

Welcome kokkiklhs :D Very glad you could join us 8-) Are you the same kokkiklhs that is also a member of Sinclair ZX World? Have fun, and please do ask any questions you like (well, as long as it’s computer or electronics related ;-) ). And there is no such thing as a stupid question. Although we re...
by 1024MAK
02 Apr 2021 23:12
Forum: HARDWARE
Topic: VDP output monochrome and strobing
Replies: 37
Views: 938

Re: VDP output monochrome and strobing

If you have a suitable vice, you can buy IDC connectors cheaply and you can buy the IDC type ribbon cable also at reasonable prices. Or if you are very lucky, you may find a CD-ROM cable for sale...

Mark