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Good to be here!

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:46 pm
by zxooner
greetings all,

It's taken me a while to get here but I've finally got myself a ZX81. Back in the day from '83 I had an Acorn Electron, then a C64 in about '89 or '90, then the Amiga. Later on I got myself a Speccy 48k but I've always wanted to try the earlier machines... I love that aspect of the early days of home computing that really pushed the boundaries and people found ways to achieve so much with the tools that they had.

I never got further than BASIC (I still do some messing around in basic on my Electron), and I am looking forward to learning the ways of the ZX81.

Got a ZX81 on the way, no bells or whistles, but I plan to do some upgrading over time and look forward to seeing what the modern day wizards have put together for the machine!

Re: Good to be here!

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:02 pm
by gammaray
:P

Addendum... where is everybody? Holiday?

Re: Good to be here!

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:39 am
by RobertK
zxooner, great that you joined this forum. If you want to make a step forward from Basic but ASM is too difficult for you (as it is for me), then you could try developing in C using z88dk.

Re: Good to be here!

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:49 am
by mrtinb
... or Forth :)

Re: Good to be here!

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:02 am
by Lardo Boffin
Check out this link for some of the modern add ons

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2926&p=31324&hilit= ... are#p31256

Re: Good to be here!

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:51 am
by zxooner
Hey, thanks for the welcome and the tips; I really should try and get further than good old basic lol. Thanks for the add-ons link too.. I will keep an eye as I will be trying to get hold of some SD card/USB storage at some point soon 8-)

Re: Good to be here!

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:35 pm
by dr beep
gammaray wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:02 pm
:P

Addendum... where is everybody? Holiday?
I am here often, not always logged in and replying.
Welcome.

Re: Good to be here!

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:45 pm
by zxooner
thank you 8-)

Re: Good to be here!

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:24 am
by Dim_75
Welcome, it is the good place to learn more on the ZX ;)

Re: Good to be here!

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:17 am
by gammaray
Being a Timex Sinclair 1000 user, I only recently upgraded to the much faster ZX81 UK version. With an increase in speed that warrants the shipping cost across the pond! :lol: