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by RWAP
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: USB ports for Printer and another devices?
Replies: 12
Views: 1510

Re: USB ports for Printer and another devices?

At the moment, the best option for a centronics printer is to wait until the Retro-Printer module is available to purchase. Last time I looked, Epson still made a suitable dot matrix printer (!) but costing over £300, and some laser printers support centronics ports (but mainly expect HP PCL printer...
by RWAP
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: USB ports for Printer and another devices?
Replies: 12
Views: 1510

Re: USB ports for Printer and another devices?

Maybe you are better of using one of the many centronics interfaces for ZX81, and connect a http://www.retroprinter.com/. Here you are limited only by Linux printer drivers on a Raspberry Pi. Yes indeed - what we actually need is a new simple centronics interface for the ZX81 and ZX Spectrum which ...
by RWAP
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: ZX Printer Belt
Replies: 123
Views: 18541

Re: ZX Printer Belt

Mhudson52, I don't have a printer to test fit it on, so if someone Stateside would like to give it shot, let me know. I have a working TS2040 and I am on the same side of the "pond" as you are! :-D Cheers, DesSony I thought the TS2040 was an Alphacom 32 - a different printer to the ZX Printer.....
by RWAP
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: ZX Printer Belt
Replies: 123
Views: 18541

Re: ZX Printer Belt

The mounting points actually stand proud of the rest of the belt from memory - I don't have a ZX Printer (nor a belt) to try...
by RWAP
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: Looking for a game
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Re: Looking for a game

The p file is attached - which might be easier - Windows 10 extracted the zip file without any problem.

Were you trying to "install" it or just "unzip" - you need to unzip it and then use an emulator, such as EightyOne to load the p file.
by RWAP
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: LCD Output for ZX81
Replies: 3
Views: 685

LCD Output for ZX81

Has anyone looked into connecting an LCD direct to the ZX81 rather than using a TV - it could then be turned into a portable computer....
by RWAP
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Bad Apple UDG
Replies: 23
Views: 2444

Re: Bad Apple UDG

We could do with a video of this on Youtube :)
by RWAP
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: Copyrights for New Generation Software games (e.g. 3D Monster Maze)
Replies: 5
Views: 1024

Re: Copyrights for New Generation Software games (e.g. 3D Monster Maze)

In other words: the risk of a lawsuit is practically zero. But even if a lawsuit where to happen, monetary damages would be zero, or a token amount at worst. Having actually done everything that you could reasonably do to find copyright holder (and failing!), would be a very strong argument in your...
by RWAP
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: ZX BASIC
Topic: Steven L Reid's BASIC programs
Replies: 9
Views: 1355

Re: Steven L Reid's BASIC programs

Not come across those before - it is a nice site with some interesting stuff.

I have reached out to Steve Reid to see if he might be interested in joining the forums :D