Which is better: Sinclair or Amstrad?

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Which is better: Sinclair or Amstrad?

Sinclair
36
63%
Amstrad
21
37%
 
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Post by gury » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:18 pm

Great! I also read the first Spectrums +2 had ROM compatibility issues which were fixed in later releases. That refers to 16k and 48k mode and all of +2 line of computers? If I had to choose Spectrum +2, +2A or +2B, which one do you prefer?
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Post by psj3809 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:21 am

I really did love the +3 which i had later on. With a multiface it was a superb computer, just press that button to save practically any game to disk. Loved it !

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Post by woody.cool » Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:11 pm

gury wrote:Great! I also read the first Spectrums +2 had ROM compatibility issues which were fixed in later releases. That refers to 16k and 48k mode and all of +2 line of computers? If I had to choose Spectrum +2, +2A or +2B, which one do you prefer?
You can get around them ROM issues by going into 128 BASIC and typing USR 0 - this puts the Speccy into 48K mode but with also removes some extra stuff from using 48 BASIC in the menu. USR 0 is much more compatible.

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Post by yethboth » Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:51 am

SINCLAIR, what else?

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Post by SirClive » Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:39 am

I take it we can call this poll proof and all move on with our lives.
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Post by Opa-Opa » Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:44 am

SirClive wrote:I take it we can call this poll proof and all move on with our lives.
No... Lets keep picking on the amstard losers :twisted:

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Post by rupert » Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:52 am

loved the speccy, so many memorys wrapped up in that system, when my dad put all my fave games onto micro drive things it was like being in the future or somthing :D no more waiting to load and crashing and stuff. There really were so many great games for it. i thought the system looked cool aswell, bit of a design classic these days.

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Post by woody.cool » Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:12 am

Image
SEXY!

Image
UGLY!Image

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Post by Bill Goldberg » Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:14 am

I agree with woody.cool, god I miss my amstrad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YOUR NEXT?

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Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:14 am

woody.cool wrote:Image
SEXY!

Image
UGLY!Image
Yeah , what a beautiful word processor!
Mr Flibble says...
"Game over , boys!"

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Post by woody.cool » Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:15 am

paranoid marvin wrote:
woody.cool wrote:Image
SEXY!

Image
UGLY!Image
Yeah , what a beautiful word processor!
You need to see the 8-bit comparison thread - take a look at the Gauntlet comparison :wink:

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Post by Opa-Opa » Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:16 am

woody.cool wrote:Image
FISHER PRICE - MY FIRST 'PUTER... LOOK AT THE FUNNY COLOURED BUTTONS.
NOT SUITABLE FOR 5 YEARS AND OVER.


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Post by woody.cool » Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:18 am

Image
LOOK! A MUCH MORE PROFESSIONAL LOOKING MODEL

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Post by Opa-Opa » Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:22 am

woody.cool wrote:Image
LOOK! A MUCH MORE PROFESSIONAL LOOKING MODEL
Yup - I agree with Paranoid Marvin.
paranoid marvin wrote: Yeah , what a beautiful word processor!
You silly amstard owners keep forgeting this is about gaming..!!

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Post by woody.cool » Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:24 am

Opa-Opa wrote:
woody.cool wrote:Image
LOOK! A MUCH MORE PROFESSIONAL LOOKING MODEL
Yup - I agree with Paranoid Marvin.
paranoid marvin wrote: Yeah , what a beautiful word processor!
You silly amstard owners keep forgeting this is about gaming..!!
:lol: :lol: :lol: You speccy owners keep forgetting what cutting edge technology is! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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