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by ts_mike
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: GAMES
Topic: LUNAR CORPS in 16K
Replies: 0
Views: 116

LUNAR CORPS in 16K

Name of Software: Lunar Corps Author: /u/Droid_Mike (reddit.com) Release Date: July 30,2019 Requirements (eg. 1K, 16K, AY Card, Hi-Res Scheme): 16K Description: This project was a winning entry for the http://www.reddit.com/r/retrobattlestations 4th annual BASIC month contest. It is a modification a...
by ts_mike
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: GAMES
Topic: New ZX81 Games
Replies: 141
Views: 96964

Re: New ZX81 Games: LUNAR CORPS in 16K

Name of Software: Lunar Corps Author: /u/Droid_Mike (reddit.com) Release Date: July 30,2019 Requirements (eg. 1K, 16K, AY Card, Hi-Res Scheme): 16K Description: This project was a winning entry for the http://www.reddit.com/r/retrobattlestations 4th annual BASIC month contest. It is a modification a...
by ts_mike
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Replacing ZX81 power input
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

Re: Replacing ZX81 power input

A power supply from an old Atari 2600 VCS game console has always worked well for my TS1000 (the US version of the ZX81). Careful if you buy a 3rd party supply. You'll want to have at least 700 mAmps and not all of the 3rd party ones supply that amount.
by ts_mike
Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New member with a very sick TS1000
Replies: 40
Views: 20372

Re: New member with a very sick TS1000

Congratulations ts_mike. Thanks! I'm glad I got lucky with this one. There are some classic systems that emulate well, like the Commodore 64. The ZX81/TS1000, however, is not one of them. Despite the EXCELLENT simulation of the EOX emulator, the Sinclair's unique keyboard and hardware quirks add an...
by ts_mike
Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:58 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New member with a very sick TS1000
Replies: 40
Views: 20372

Re: New member with a very sick TS1000

I'm happy to report that it seems like things are back up and running now (knock on wood). After installing the ULA heat sink, I put her back together and ran her hard without any problems. I got some blue-tack to stick the 16K rampack on (how come that extremely useful tip never made it to the US?)...
by ts_mike
Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New member with a very sick TS1000
Replies: 40
Views: 20372

Re: New member with a very sick TS1000

Hello, again! I wanted to give you an update on my TS1000. I installed the heatsink and resoldered the "spring". Things seem to be looking good again, except that it looks like I damaged the keyboard ribbon. All the keys seem to work, except for the numbers 1-5. :( There is no obvious break in the r...
by ts_mike
Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX81 faster than the TS1000?
Replies: 8
Views: 6433

Re: ZX81 faster than the TS1000?

Bummer... :( No wonder Sinclair struggled in the U.S. (I'll have another posting on that subject in a little bit) :)
by ts_mike
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:39 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX81 faster than the TS1000?
Replies: 8
Views: 6433

ZX81 faster than the TS1000?

So, while I'm waiting for my ULA heatsink to come in (thank you so much for your help, BTW! :) ), I've been browsing around the net for some info, and I stumbled across this Timex Sinclair 1000 site which is now defunct, but being archived by another sinclair fan: http://forum.tlienhard.com/TS1000/w...
by ts_mike
Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:27 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New member with a very sick TS1000
Replies: 40
Views: 20372

Re: New member with a very sick TS1000

It's been another facepalm day... Had I read further in the eBay description, I would have seen that the heat sink has an adhesive backing. doh! :shock: I've left the sinclair on for about 4 hours and it was still responding to keyboard input, so that's a good sign. After I get the heatsinks in, I'l...
by ts_mike
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New member with a very sick TS1000
Replies: 40
Views: 20372

Re: New member with a very sick TS1000

<whacks head with hand> Of course!! Now, I see what I did wrong! Correctly connecting the output to ground gives me 4.91V. Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure I made the same testing mistake with the original voltage regulator. If this does happen to be the "fix", I may have simply lucked into it! :shoc...