Good to be here!

Introduce yourself to your fellow forum members - what was your journey into the Sinclair world?
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zxooner
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Good to be here!

Post by zxooner » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:46 pm

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!
low res art for the Public Domain at the ArtBeSassy archive.

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gammaray
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Location: Texas

Re: Good to be here!

Post by gammaray » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:02 pm

:P

Addendum... where is everybody? Holiday?
5-TS1000,UK ZX81<-Sheelagh, US ZX81, 2-TS1500/KDLX , 3-TS2040 printer, 2-TS2020 cassette decks, ZXPAND+AY, ZeddyNET, ZXBlast, UDG, ZX8CCB, AERCO, BUILDS/REPAIRS ZX Spectrum, ZX80 Minstrel, ZXMAX48 v1 v2, 2-TS-2068, ROM, 16kRAM

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RobertK
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Re: Good to be here!

Post by RobertK » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:39 am

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.

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Re: Good to be here!

Post by mrtinb » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:49 am

... or Forth :)
Martin
ZX81, Lambda 8300, Commodore 64, Mac G4 Cube

Lardo Boffin
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Re: Good to be here!

Post by Lardo Boffin » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:02 am

Check out this link for some of the modern add ons

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2926&p=31324&hilit= ... are#p31256
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
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Various Spectrum 48ks plus a DIVMMC future and SPECTRA

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zxooner
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Re: Good to be here!

Post by zxooner » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:51 am

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-)
low res art for the Public Domain at the ArtBeSassy archive.

dr beep
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Re: Good to be here!

Post by dr beep » Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:35 pm

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.

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zxooner
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Re: Good to be here!

Post by zxooner » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:45 pm

thank you 8-)
low res art for the Public Domain at the ArtBeSassy archive.

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Dim_75
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Re: Good to be here!

Post by Dim_75 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:24 am

Welcome, it is the good place to learn more on the ZX ;)

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gammaray
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Re: Good to be here!

Post by gammaray » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:17 am

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:
5-TS1000,UK ZX81<-Sheelagh, US ZX81, 2-TS1500/KDLX , 3-TS2040 printer, 2-TS2020 cassette decks, ZXPAND+AY, ZeddyNET, ZXBlast, UDG, ZX8CCB, AERCO, BUILDS/REPAIRS ZX Spectrum, ZX80 Minstrel, ZXMAX48 v1 v2, 2-TS-2068, ROM, 16kRAM

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