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Started by Naraldur, 22:04, 28 September 15

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Naraldur

Hello,

I just found this forum on the Internet while looking for downloadable tape games and apps for the Amstrad. I own an AMSTRAD CPC6128, have had it since 1985, and it has come all the way with me to "luverly" England from Spain. I still have a few games on tape and not so many on disk, but my main aim now is to try and get some tape images and load them onto a player to plug onto my AMSTRAD so I can play them. I also have a nine year old son who is in love with all things retro and his face lit up when I put the machine on his desk!

I also managed to get hold of an old BBC Micro, but we are having trouble getting it to start up...

Singaja

Hello Naraldur and welcome to the forum. Using tapes is definitely more retro and part of the experience, still you might consider some alternatives too for convenience. The possible solutions apart from the original 3" disks and tape loading are 3.5" drives, hxc floppy drive emulation (with an sd card) and last but not least X-Mass made by Toto, which is a flash storage dedicated for our beloved machines. If you're into tape loading be sure to check out the Revision Oldskool category winner demo called Breaking Baud. Enjoy  :)

Carnivius

Favorite CPC games: Count Duckula 3, Oh Mummy Returns, RoboCop Resurrection, Tankbusters Afterlife

Naraldur

Quote from: Singaja on 22:20, 28 September 15
Hello Naraldur and welcome to the forum. Using tapes is definitely more retro and part of the experience, still you might consider some alternatives too for convenience. The possible solutions apart from the original 3" inch disks and tape loading are 3.5" drives, hxc floppy drive emulation (with an sd card) and last but not least X-Mass made by Toto, which is a flash storage dedicated for our beloved machines. If you're into tape loading be sure to check out the Revision Oldskool category winner demo called Breaking baud. Enjoy :-)

Thanks for the info, I might just try that!

TFM

Welcome to the forum, welcome in the new world of CPC.  :)
TFM of FutureSoft
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Bryce

Quote from: Naraldur on 22:04, 28 September 15
Hello,

I just found this forum on the Internet while looking for downloadable tape games and apps for the Amstrad. I own an AMSTRAD CPC6128, have had it since 1985, and it has come all the way with me to "luverly" England from Spain. I still have a few games on tape and not so many on disk, but my main aim now is to try and get some tape images and load them onto a player to plug onto my AMSTRAD so I can play them. I also have a nine year old son who is in love with all things retro and his face lit up when I put the machine on his desk!

I also managed to get hold of an old BBC Micro, but we are having trouble getting it to start up...

Hi / welcome Naraldur,
            there's a BBC hardware repair expert relatively close to you. I'll give you his contact details if you need.

Bryce.

Oops, just remembered, he has an account here too. @TheCorfiot :D

Naraldur

Quote from: Bryce on 00:31, 29 September 15
Hi / welcome Naraldur,
            there's a BBC hardware repair expert relatively close to you. I'll give you his contact details if you need.

Bryce.

Oops, just remembered, he has an account here too. @TheCorfiot :D


I might contact him to ask for advice. The machine sems to turn on, I just get no message on screen and the keyboard doesn't seem to do anything unless you press a certain key (I can't remember which one it is off the top of my head) at which point it emits a deafening beep

CPC_Fan


Gryzor


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