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#1 Iwantgames:) OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:25 PM

Unfortunately I've been unable to find the correct sized idler tyre so far but I found one that's close it changed the speed that the tape deck runs however so it won't actually load original Amstrad tapes. It will however allow me to save typed in programs and then load them as they were saved at this new faster speed. I'll be continuing the search for the correct size but until then I'm happy enough that it boots and I can mess with it :)

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Posted Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:37 PM

Congratulations! How did you get the game in picture loaded then, can you connect an external tape recorder as well (i.e. a PC sound card or similar) or did you have to detach the built-in first?



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Posted Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:17 AM

That's dope.....
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Posted Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:07 AM

Congratulations! How did you get the game in picture loaded then, can you connect an external tape recorder as well (i.e. a PC sound card or similar) or did you have to detach the built-in first?


I actually typed it in lol took a couple hours. But I've since found that a Cassette adapter works quite well :)

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Posted Wed Jan 2, 2019 10:55 PM

A plumbers oring (size #8 from home depot) and a quick tweaking of the read head adjustment and the Amstrad tape drive lives again!

Loaded up a original 1986 Rampage cassette :D

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Posted Thu Jan 3, 2019 1:35 AM

Excellent!!!

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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:20 PM

New addition to my Amstrad family :)

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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:04 PM

Some people find all the good stuff.... ;)
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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:12 PM

Some people find all the good stuff.... ;)


Imported from Russia :)

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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2019 7:57 PM

Just got the DDI-5 floppy emulator recently and fired up the new Scramble Arcade port to try out today :)

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Posted Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:51 AM

Need to find me a cpc-464. We had a Schneider version as our first homecomputer. I did find a gx4000 a few years ago and bought a flash card for it. Love that system.
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Posted Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:09 PM

I just added another member to the Amstrad collection :D

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Posted Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:17 AM

Nice, perhaps you'll get invited to tea with Alan Sugar soon.


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