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cani play all 48kzx spectrum games on a +2A

Post by Nin10dofan » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:02 pm

HELLO

I have a zx spectrum +2A but some 48K games I just bought wont load up on it . does anyone know if some 48k games don't load on a +2A. maybe I need to buy a48K spectrum. :(

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Re: cani play all 48k zx spectrum games on a +2A

Post by Nin10dofan » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:05 pm

i just bought some 48k zx spectrum games but they wont load up on my +2A. will some 48k zx spectrum games not load up on a +2A, maybe I need to buy a 48k spectrum. :(

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Re: cani play all 48kzx spectrum games on a +2A

Post by DPrinny » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:39 pm

Not all work, you do need to select 48k mode when its booted
The tape drive its self might be broken

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Re: cani play all 48kzx spectrum games on a +2A

Post by Matt_B » Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:05 am

Thanks to the diligent work of the Spectrum community, particularly Alessandro Grusso, there are no longer any known 48K games that cannot be made to work on a +2A or 3+.

First, have a check to see if it's on this list:
https://www.alessandrogrussu.it/plus2A-en.html

If not, it should work and 48K BASIC is your best bet for getting it to load.

Failing that, "USR 0" mode - 48K BASIC but without disabling the 128K hardware - can be entered by going into 128K BASIC and entering USR 0. This is particularly handy for games with AY music.

For games that neither of those work with, go to the aforementioned site and download the patch.

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Re: cani play all 48kzx spectrum games on a +2A

Post by Crusty Starfish » Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:11 am

Matt_B wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:05 am
Thanks to the diligent work of the Spectrum community, particularly Alessandro Grusso, there are no longer any known 48K games that cannot be made to work on a +2A or 3+.

First, have a check to see if it's on this list:
https://www.alessandrogrussu.it/plus2A-en.html

If not, it should work and 48K BASIC is your best bet for getting it to load.

Failing that, "USR 0" mode - 48K BASIC but without disabling the 128K hardware - can be entered by going into 128K BASIC and entering USR 0. This is particularly handy for games with AY music.

For games that neither of those work with, go to the aforementioned site and download the patch.
Download the patch for a spectrum game sounds so, um, modern! :shock:

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Re: cani play all 48kzx spectrum games on a +2A

Post by DPrinny » Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:46 am

Crusty Starfish wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:11 am


Download the patch for a spectrum game sounds so, um, modern! :shock:
Running it as an Mp3...............

A lot of use have gone the way of SD loaders

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Re: cani play all 48kzx spectrum games on a +2A

Post by Matt_B » Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:12 pm

You can play a tap or tzx file as audio, to be loaded into a computer, with most emulators. It's way more reliable than a thirty-odd year old cassette tape too.

Still, divMME Future is the way to go if you're using the original hardware on a regular basis.

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Re: cani play all 48kzx spectrum games on a +2A

Post by DPrinny » Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:44 pm

Matt_B wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:12 pm
You can play a tap or tzx file as audio, to be loaded into a computer, with most emulators. It's way more reliable than a thirty-odd year old cassette tape too.

Still, divMME Future is the way to go if you're using the original hardware on a regular basis.
In the past used to load games off an iPod 1gig, better than using it to listen to music

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Re: cani play all 48kzx spectrum games on a +2A

Post by skooldaze_eric » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:38 am

I remember Frank Bruno's boxing didn't work on a +2A, but it looks like there is a fix for that now.

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