ZXpand+ ... 3.. 2.. 1..

ZX80 / ZX81 hardware and software offered for sale or swapping
Moggy
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Re: ZXpand+ ... 3.. 2.. 1..

Post by Moggy » Fri May 19, 2017 8:44 pm

So once again I send in my attack cat!!!

Moggies of the world unite!!!!


C'mon Charlie get yer finger out I've six synths here doing bugger all!!! :lol:
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Re: ZXpand+ ... 3.. 2.. 1..

Post by sirmorris » Mon May 29, 2017 8:56 am

So the initial shipment of boards was delivered to the post office on Saturday afternoon. Which means, due to the bank holiday here today, that they will be entering the postal system on Tuesday morning. I'll be interested to see if they make it to the UK based early adopters on Wednesday. Here's hoping :D
--=== 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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Re: ZXpand+ ... 3.. 2.. 1..

Post by Fwapp » Mon May 29, 2017 9:28 am

I think new owners are going to be VERY happy with the ZXPand+ :D

SirMorris was kind enough to send a ZXPand+ to me prior to last weekend. The reason being I was helping out on a mate's stall at the Revival retro event in Walsall, and being big ZX81 fans, we wanted to give it some exposure. We were the only stall representing the ZX81 and ZX Spectrum, but that meant it got a lot of attention!

The ZXpand+ was set up on my ZX81 and ran continuously from 9am to 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday - primarily a mix "pumping" AY tubes, Dragon's Lair and the normal mix of games (3DMM/Mazogs/Galaxians etc). As expected it ran perfectly without a hiccup :)

It was very well received with a lot of interest and in truth we could of sold a few at the show with no hassle. Those interested have been told to keep an eye on SMR and set up a keyword alert. It was surprising how many people didn't know about the ZXPand (or +), but I guess it shows that we live in a bit of bubble., but perhaps that makes us the lucky ones :lol:

Anyhow the ZXP+ is a cracking bit of kit, even Jim Bagley says so!

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Re: ZXpand+ ... 3.. 2.. 1..

Post by Moggy » Mon May 29, 2017 11:53 am

Kudos to you Fwapp for promoting the 'spand+ and the smile on Baggers face say it all, glad you had a great day. :D

(If I'd known what you were doing I'd have sent you my "juke box" prog which plays unattended without having to load songs one at a time.)
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Re: ZXpand+ ... 3.. 2.. 1..

Post by Lardo Boffin » Mon May 29, 2017 11:56 am

The guy who does Dragons Lair on the SD cards really needs to release some more! Seriously jealous and want one of those! As well as a new spand obviously!
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, kit)
Iss 3 with ZXVid, another in nearly perfect box
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB & ZX-KDLX
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Spectrum 48k
Toastrack + DIVMMC future

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Re: ZXpand+ ... 3.. 2.. 1..

Post by Moggy » Mon May 29, 2017 11:57 am

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 11:56 am
The guy who does Dragons Lair on the SD cards really needs to release some more! Seriously jealous and want one of those! As well as a new spand obviously!
I wonder if Baggers would be interested in streaming audio in the same way as the video in Dragons Lair as that would open up some interesting possibilities.

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Re: ZXpand+ ... 3.. 2.. 1..

Post by Lardo Boffin » Mon May 29, 2017 1:06 pm

Moggy wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 11:57 am
Lardo Boffin wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 11:56 am
The guy who does Dragons Lair on the SD cards really needs to release some more! Seriously jealous and want one of those! As well as a new spand obviously!
I wonder if Baggers would be interested in streaming audio in the same way as the video in Dragons Lair as that would open up some interesting possibilities.
I'd be happy with a copy of Dragons Lair....
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, kit)
Iss 3 with ZXVid, another in nearly perfect box
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB & ZX-KDLX
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Spectrum 48k
Toastrack + DIVMMC future

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Re: ZXpand+ ... 3.. 2.. 1..

Post by 1024MAK » Mon May 29, 2017 2:16 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 11:56 am
The guy who does Dragons Lair on the SD cards really needs to release some more! Seriously jealous and want one of those!
The only trouble with SD cards, is I am very good at loosing them, and the microSD cards are even worse! :roll:

Mark

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Re: ZXpand+ ... 3.. 2.. 1..

Post by Lardo Boffin » Mon May 29, 2017 3:16 pm

1024MAK wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 2:16 pm
Lardo Boffin wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 11:56 am
The guy who does Dragons Lair on the SD cards really needs to release some more! Seriously jealous and want one of those!
The only trouble with SD cards, is I am very good at loosing them, and the microSD cards are even worse! :roll:

Mark

I know what you mean. You put them down, turn around to do something and they have gone!
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, kit)
Iss 3 with ZXVid, another in nearly perfect box
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB & ZX-KDLX
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Spectrum 48k
Toastrack + DIVMMC future

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Re: ZXpand+ ... 3.. 2.. 1..

Post by fatbob_gb » Wed May 31, 2017 10:04 am

sirmorris wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 8:56 am
I'll be interested to see if they make it to the UK based early adopters on Wednesday. Here's hoping :D
Mine just arrived :D - i'ts just a shame I dont have my spare zx81 here at work anymore.

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