It's coming....*UPDATE IT HAS ARRIVED*

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    Ships November :rolleyes:
     
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    They're holding yours up so they can ship mine in the same container ;)
     
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    :dozey:

    Turns out I am less patient than I always thought I was
     
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    Sounds like a quote from one of the old adventure games. The ones Keith and I actually remember! :laugh2:

    A hollow voice says "Plugh"

    Tom :)macwave:... XYZZY)
     
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    That tom was a direct quote from an old Spectrum adventure game :D

    I remember theones on the ZX81 as well

    ...... i do not understand can you try asking again

    ...... i do not understand

    etc etc repeat until banging of head causes dislodging of the 16k ram pack and the whole computer to fry :lol:
     
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    "You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike"

    Tom :)macwave:... we don't need no steenkin' GUI)
     
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    You are facing a magnificent and terrible Golden dragon in this game represented by the letter A
     
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    Ah but its history stretches back still further :yes:

    I first came across it as a kid on a pdp10 and later pdp11 systems. Wonder if it's ok to admit how :lol: erm well, dialling sequential local numbers on a 300baud (or was it 75) acoustic coupler modem on my parents phone line and hoping I could get away with some short calls.

    The first open line I found answered by a machine was a pdp10 with colossal cave running on the port. I reckon 77/78 ish. Naturally the idea of some short unnoticeable calls went to heck when I found an adventure game and I got well and truly rumbled :(

    For some strange reason, phone access was somewhat restricted after that :unsure: but later a spectrum was obtained and I got to know my old friend "adventure" again.

    Then it was kinda lost again as we had the amazing (cough) graphics of the hobbit and so on.

    Flash forward another few years and I started university, searched the computer labs for the hackers room (there's always one somewhere with the best kit and 24*7 access) and what were they playing? Yep, the same old text only adventure but on the university's primeOS machine.

    Long history together me and that game :)
     
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    Well... here ya go! This'll open up the flood gates for you!



    Tom :)macwave:... we were sailing along, down memory bay... or words to that effect!)
     
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    I'd engrave myself before I engraved the beauty that is the iMac :yes:
    I still love mine even though it seems minute compared to your 27" one LOL

    I really like the speakers in mine :yes: They are loud as well :yes: If I'm in the shower I put them on full in my room and I can hear it in there :thumbsup:
     
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    I am literally going nuts trying to remember the name of a text only adventure on the zx81 where you were trapped in a cold dark prison. The joy you felt when you finally worked out what phrase to type in to make somthing actually rivals what I felt at the weekend playing ratchet and clank with matthew sad as that sounds
     
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    Im better at spectrum ones than zx81 so I doubt I'd be much of a useful prompt :/
     
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    Ohhh.... can I watch? :questionmark:

    Sorry... can't help with this one.

    However, it sounds like the same feeling you get from winning a hard fought eBay auction. :mental:

    Tom :)macwave:... of all the things I ever lost, I miss my mind the most!)
     
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    I remember playing some on the internet. It was ultra nerdy but really fun :yes:
     
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    The hobbit on the spectrum was a classic. Each screen took 20 mins to load. I also liked sub sunk which was a cheap adventure game to get off a sunken sub. The best spectrum game ever IMO was rebelstar raiders but I reckon only about 7 people ever played it :lol:
     
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    Shipped 18th November

    :mental::mental::mental::mental:

    :thud:
     
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    Is this where we start hearing strains of The Wedding March, or is that Pomp and Circumstance? :9: :9:
     
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    Did they say where it shipped from? Give you a projected delivery date?

    Tom :)macwave:... hope it's close)
     
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    NO! Youre going to get yours first! This can not be allowed!

    < must find point of entry to country and intercepts :>
     

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