Hello from Nottingham, UK.

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Jeekay56
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Hello from Nottingham, UK.

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Hello good people of the ZX World, I come in peace.

My first experience of home computing was with the ZX81 back in 1982, purchased from WH Smith c/w 16k Rampack and a cassette player and a copy of Kevin Toms Football Manager. I lost so much sleep to that game getting Notts County through the leagues (look where they are now, maybe they should have stuck with me :lol: )

I loved my zeddy so much I clothed it in a posh keyboard (Kempston I think). Favourite games from the time were the hi-res titles from Software Farm and a game called High Rise Hive, which I typed in from a magazine listing.

My kids wanted a computer with colour and sound, so I passed my little zeddy on to my brother and we moved on to a Dragon 32. This led to an Atari 800XL, a Commodore 64, a Sony Hit Bit MSX, a ZX Spectrum 48k +, an Atari ST (STFM and STe variants), then on to a 286 PC with green screen, and PCs from that point on.

I'm now retired (the number in my username refers to the year I was born) and have just bought a ZX81 off eBay, I hope to learn Z80 assembly and also enjoy a little retro gaming. I had looked at the RC2014 homebrew kits, but decided to return to my first love.

That's all for now, I'm off to the Hardware forum as I have a couple of questions :D

Cheers,

Graham

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1024MAK
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Re: Hello from Nottingham, UK.

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Hello and welcome to our forum Graham!

:D :D :D

I hope you enjoy the forum :D

We are happy to help if you have any questions.

Mark

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Andy Rea
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Welcome to the Forum, Lots of love for the humble machine. you can really do alot with it.

any questions just ask away.

Regard Andy
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dr beep
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Welcome,

Since your last startup a lot of games are coded.
You will have enough to go through.

Lardo Boffin
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Re: Hello from Nottingham, UK.

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Welcome Graham!

Edit. I sold a zeddy to a Graham in Notts on Saturday. Small world?
Last edited by Lardo Boffin on Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
ZX80
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, rebuilt)
Iss 3 ZXVid
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB, ZX-KDLX & ChromaSCART
TS 1500 & 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 862)
Spectrum 48ks plus a DIVMMC future and SPECTRA
Spectrum +2a

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Dim_75
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Re: Hello from Nottingham, UK.

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Hello Graham, you will have a lot to catch up :)

By the way i was once looking for High Rise Hive but never typed (it was in Your Computer in 1984 if i remember well), il will have to find it. :D

Jeekay56
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Re: Hello from Nottingham, UK.

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Lardo Boffin wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:13 pm
Welcome Graham!

Edit. I sold a zeddy to a Graham in Notts on Saturday. Small world?
If the one you sold had a composite mod and the internal 16k mod it would be one hell of a coincidence. 8-)

Cheers,

Graham

Jeekay56
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Re: Hello from Nottingham, UK.

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Dim_75 wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:33 pm
Hello Graham, you will have a lot to catch up :)

By the way i was once looking for High Rise Hive but never typed (it was in Your Computer in 1984 if i remember well), il will have to find it. :D
Hopefully the file attachment is included with this message.

Cheers,

Graham
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Dim_75
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Re: Hello from Nottingham, UK.

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Great ! You save me from a long typing night !
It works well :P

Lardo Boffin
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Re: Hello from Nottingham, UK.

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Jeekay56 wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:41 pm
Lardo Boffin wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:13 pm
Welcome Graham!

Edit. I sold a zeddy to a Graham in Notts on Saturday. Small world?
If the one you sold had a composite mod and the internal 16k mod it would be one hell of a coincidence. 8-)

Cheers,

Graham
Yep that was me. Not that many people sell refurbed zeddies on eBay very often. I think there is basically me and a guy in Greece. There isn’t much money to be made but personally I enjoy doing it and it is a great subterfuge at home - my wife is used to loads of parcels arriving. ‘Oh, just another computer to do up and sell, Mrs Boffin’. He says while hiding his latest purchase in the attic...
Some members of this forum seem to think I have a factory churning out zeddies. :D
ZX80
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, rebuilt)
Iss 3 ZXVid
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB, ZX-KDLX & ChromaSCART
TS 1500 & 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 862)
Spectrum 48ks plus a DIVMMC future and SPECTRA
Spectrum +2a

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