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coleco1981
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Massachusetts Noob.

Post by coleco1981 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:09 am

Hello all,

I'm somewhat new to the sinclair 1000. I actually had one when I was very young but didn't really use it - I was more of a TI-99a kid. I came across a Sinclair Timex 1000 at a tag sale for $3, its missing the 9v power supply but for $3 you really can't go wrong.

Much like my Ti-99a, Commodore 128, Atari 800XL, Mac Classic I'm interested in picking up an addon that will enable me to run roms from a flashcard. I understand that the ZXpand+ is the way to go. I have a few 'noob' questions:

- Is the ZXpand+ fully compatible with a Sinclair Timex 1000?
- Where is the best place to order? UK only?
- Where is the best resource for rom files. I'm interested in a complete library that will enable me to explore b/w games!

Thanks very much!

-John

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sirmorris
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Re: Massachusetts Noob.

Post by sirmorris » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:19 am

Hi John, welcome aboard!

Yes, ZXpand+ is 100% TS1000 compatible. The best place to get one is to sign up at SellMyRetro, a well respected specialist auction site for retro gear. It's out of stock at the moment but set up a watch for the existing listing and you'll be notified when they come back, which will be real soon.

As far as I know there is no complete library, there has been talk of putting one together though. That said - there was a lot of rubbish published along with the real gems. Happily one finds more of the latter on the web. A great place to start, other than here :), is zx81stuff. There are lots of other collections though none as thoroughly curated as that. TOSEC for example.

Have fun :D

C
--=== ZXpand+ ... A more moderner all-in-one upgrade solution for ZX81 ===--
* SD/MMC storage * 32K Hires-capable RAM * AY sound chip * Joystick port * Serial *
* BASIC enhancements - plug & play * Reset button * Auto-boot facility *

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