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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RE[7]: Comment by henderson101
by Sparrowhawk on Fri 30th Mar 2012 13:06 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by henderson101"
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So I have lived for years and years thinking I was clever and original and you you destroyed that self imagine. :-p

Oops, sorry! ;)

Well, I'm a married working father, which is very bad for personal hobbies.

I know the feeling! My wife and kids do wonder why I am so enthralled to such an old game. A man's got to have his little foibles though. Heh.

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RE[8]: Comment by henderson101
by MOS6510 on Fri 30th Mar 2012 14:07 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by henderson101"
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I recently played Wizard of Wor with my 8 year old son. It was a very special moment for me.

If you weren't in to 80s computers it's hard to believe those computers have personalities and souls. Games weren't games, they were pieces of art. Programmers managed to keep pushing the limits and to do amazing things with very limited hardware.

While I type this I'm listening to music from my Internet radio. Apparently it has over a billion stations, but I only listen to Absolute 80's. In the 80's people said I was born much too early and I should live in the future. Turns out I was born at the right time and lived in a period of time I'm happy I didn't miss and would love to return to.

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