Started by 00WReX, 08:56, 18 November 12
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Quote from: CP/M User on 02:03, 19 November 12Just wondered if you got a free game when you got a 6128? I brought mine second-hand in the early 90s and wasn't sure if you got a free game (wasn't sure if it had to be an AMSOFT game or not).
Quote from: Shaun M. Neary on 02:14, 19 November 12I'm not entirely sure, I didn't know a lot of disc users back then. I know by the late 80s, early 90s, the pack turned from 12 to 17, the original 12 pack which was:
Quote from: CP/M User on 02:27, 19 November 12Yeah, just wondered. I remember seeing Bundled Game Packs through the magazines I'd got with the 6128, though I didn't get anything like that. I got 2 games when I brought the 6128, "Fruity Frank" and "Stairway to Hell". We had a 464 originally and my Dad got "Haunted Hedges" with it (though I understand that "Harrier Attack" was usually the game to come when you brought that computer), I just wasn't sure if the 6128 had the same sort of thing happening with that or if you only just got the CP/M Discs.
Quote from: Shaun M. Neary on 04:18, 19 November 12Presumably, seeing as you got the 6128 used in the early 90s, the previous owner probably upgraded to the 6128+ and kept all the games. Could be one scenario. My 6128 was second hand also, and i hooked up the stereo to the CPC in order to keep my existing tape collection until i busted it over either via the Bonzo utilities or the multiface (I think i was one of the last to obtain one of those in 1995, Romantic Robot were no longer doing them but they built one specifically for me). It didn't come with much either, other than a CP/M disc.
Quote from: CP/M User on 05:06, 19 November 12It's possible I guess, though I'm in Australia and the Plus machines were never released here. I think to get one here meant buying it from the UK. There is a bit of an article about it here:http://cpcwiki.eu/imgs/8/8b/TAU_59Page6.jpgThis came from an Aussie magazine from December 1989. In a later issue of that magazine there was news about the Plus Machines, though it was from that news which stated the Plus machines won't be coming to Australia. I think Amstrad Australia were pushing more towards their PC range of machines and the Amiga/Atari ST competitor the PC20.I did see a "Plus" machine up for sale here in the Classifieds though, so there were some signs that people were obtaining them and using them here.
Quote from: Shaun M. Neary on 06:11, 19 November 12Wasn't aware that the machines weren't released over there. That pretty much marked the death knell for the machine in that case.
QuoteAs a previous owner of both, the Plus machines were no great shakes. They had better hardware capabilities but few people took advantage of them. The cartridge software was a disappointment, bearing very little in the way of difference to their disk counterpart in either appearance or gameplay.
Quote from: Gryzor on 16:55, 20 November 12Well, at least you got a pretty good games pack
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