Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Mar 2012 10:49 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Little benownst to the world all this time, GoldenEye (N64) has a fully-functional ZX Spectrum 48x emulator built into it. By feeding it a proper Spectrum monitor program and calling menu 25 to load a snapshot, any Spectrum 48x program can be run. The emulator started life as a side project to see if Spectrum emulation was possible on N64 and was hooked into GE, the current game in development. It was supposed to be removed before release but was only made inaccessible and inoperable. All the registers, dependancies, and script required to run the emulator still reside in retail GoldenEye carts."
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Comment by henderson101
by henderson101 on Thu 29th Mar 2012 12:13 UTC
henderson101
Member since:
2006-05-30

Can't get to the original article as the server is "too busy at the moment"(really? in 2012?) but, the computer in question was only ever referred to as a "ZX Spectrum 48K". There was a 16K version (I had one of these, quickly upgraded to 48K) and there was a load more after, but it was never sold or marketed as a "48x".

I urge all North American (and possibly non-European) readers to check out the Speccy (as we used to call it) as it was extremely poor graphically, had crap sound in the original models, but OMG, did it have games worth playing. Recommended: Jet Pak, Pssst!, Manic Miner, Jet Set Willy and Atic Attack.

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RE: Comment by henderson101
by Sparrowhawk on Thu 29th Mar 2012 13:44 in reply to "Comment by henderson101"
Sparrowhawk Member since:
2005-07-11

Lords Of Midnight.

Still play it. So obsessed with it in fact that I wrote an online version ;)


Like you I had the 16K model which then got updated to 48K so that I could play The Hobbit, Penetrator (no laughing at the back) etc etc. And then LOM came along and all else was forgotten...

Happy days.

Never did like GE though - it used to give me seasickness due to the bobbing motion when walking! Quickly traded it in for some other game (I forget which).

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RE[2]: Comment by henderson101
by MOS6510 on Thu 29th Mar 2012 18:56 in reply to "RE: Comment by henderson101"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Lords Of Midnight.


My home LAN is called ´Midnight´ and it´s a reference to this game.

Doomdark´s Revenge was much bigger ´n´ better, but I liked Lords of Midnight more.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Thanks for the additional info. I've heard of the Spectrum, but wasn't quite sure what the article was referring to. I thought it might have been a code name for a chip in the Super Nintendo. I didn't realize the Spectrum and any good games worthy of playing.

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RE: Comment by henderson101
by burnttoys on Thu 29th Mar 2012 15:59 in reply to "Comment by henderson101"
burnttoys Member since:
2008-12-20

(just to join in the fun)

Also... Quazatron, Tir-na-nog, Dun Darach, Tau ceti, Skooldaze, Spellbound and many more!

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RE: Comment by henderson101
by viton on Thu 29th Mar 2012 18:15 in reply to "Comment by henderson101"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

Jet Pak, Pssst!, Manic Miner, Jet Set Willy and Atic Attack.

These are the earliest and poorly done games.
Later games from Probe, Imagine, Ocean, Pete Cooke were awesome.

Edited 2012-03-29 18:18 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by henderson101
by Soulbender on Fri 30th Mar 2012 03:49 in reply to "RE: Comment by henderson101"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Poorly done? What are you talking about? There's nothing poorly done about these games.

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