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Games / Re: Best manuals
« Last post by Gryzor on Yesterday at 23:58 »
Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy had some nice feelies (including a microscopic space fleet 😄). Got a complete (I think) copy and it's lovely.
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Games / Re: Best manuals
« Last post by Nich on Yesterday at 22:59 »
I’m looking to start my collection of CPC games but I’m interested in picking up ones where the manual is as collectible as the game itself. I’m thinking of things like Driller, Starglider, Heroes of the Lance or Get Dexter, which variously include novellas, maps, play guides or comic books, with the extras being a vital part of the experience.

Anyone got any more suggestions?

The Sacred Armour of Antiriad includes a comic.

Some later Level 9 adventures like Knight Orc, Gnome Ranger and Lancelot came with manuals/novellas that also served as copy protection (enter a word at a specific position in the manual to continue playing).

P-47 Thunderbolt has a gorgeous double-sided poster that also includes the instructions on one side.
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Games / Best manuals
« Last post by SharkusMaximus on Yesterday at 22:35 »
I’m looking to start my collection of CPC games but I’m interested in picking up ones where the manual is as collectible as the game itself. I’m thinking of things like Driller, Starglider, Heroes of the Lance or Get Dexter, which variously include novellas, maps, play guides or comic books, with the extras being a vital part of the experience.


Anyone got any more suggestions?
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Amstrad CPC hardware / Re: Help repairing disk drives
« Last post by doragasu on Yesterday at 20:45 »
Thanks for replies. I will give a thorough clean to the drive (even though I think it was OK). I can also search for a "proper" belt.
Here is a small video of how the 3D printed one goes. Maybe it can help diagnose if the speed is correct:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwdDZVha5nc


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Amstrad CPC hardware / Re: 3.5" external on a 464 with DDI-1?
« Last post by LambdaMikel on Yesterday at 19:14 »
Good point  :D It could also take S-Video, but I am just using the same Scart->HDMI converter that I also have for the large screen:


https://www.amazon.com/TNP-Converter-Adapter-Upscaler-Connector/dp/B0177DG71S/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=scart+to+hdmi&qid=1575825273&sr=8-5
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Programming / Re: Cross-platform DSK manager?
« Last post by scruss on Yesterday at 18:44 »
the only problem I've found with iDSK is that it omits spaces from detokenized BASIC files
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Amstrad CPC hardware / Re: 3.5" external on a 464 with DDI-1?
« Last post by gerald on Yesterday at 17:02 »
It looks a bit odd sitting next to the tiny 6128 though - almost like a ZX81 next to an Elephant  :D
Not a tiny as the Lilliputian monitor connected to it  :D How do you feed it ? s-video ?
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Thanks, I'll take the feedback on board and keep it with other notes ready to further improve the product ready for launch :) I think the tape key extra symbols and home in black is definitely worth working into the design.
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aaand another one


CoolBox Revisited - |COOL
Phoenix Arcade (Mode 0) - |PHNX
Phoenix Arcade (Mode 1) - |PHNX
Space Invaders - |SI

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General Discussion - Introductions / Re: Simulant retro/new keyboards
« Last post by remax on Yesterday at 15:41 »
Yay, tape keys !!
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