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(Guardian)   "I know, how about we put a game on a vinyl disc as a magazine giveaway, then people can copy it onto a cassette and load it into this new computer thing"   (theguardian.com) divider line
    More: Vintage, Personal computer, Video game, Gramophone record, Thompson Twins, Game, Video game industry, Personal computer game, Adventure game  
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2021-07-07 5:37:36 PM  
For some reason I have a vague memory of playing a Ford car simulator that was on one of these.
 
2021-07-07 6:14:40 PM  
By the end of the decade you could get games on CD. That's not a CD-ROM. That's an audio CD that loads data as sound through a Kempston or Sinclair joystick port. It's a bit unusual.

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2021-07-07 6:51:10 PM  
We bought it to help with your homework.

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2021-07-07 7:38:58 PM  
Vinyl Vantasy?
 
2021-07-07 7:45:15 PM  
Of course I had a tape drive for my Trash80.
 
2021-07-07 8:05:35 PM  
I think the record (was some floppy plastic not vinyl if I remember right) was probably the one piece of 80s garbage tech I in the end gave up on trying to make work. It just simply wasn't good enough to load at all from my dads record player on my speccy.

Used every possible storage medium with varying success from cards and paper tape to the impossible magical world of hard drives at last.
 
2021-07-07 8:24:35 PM  
cload"8,1
 
2021-07-07 8:30:03 PM  
I bet it'd make next level hip hop beats. Wait, scratch that.
 
2021-07-07 10:56:24 PM  
Big deal. I had a subscription to this:

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2021-07-08 7:26:46 AM  
Pfft.  You kids had it so easy.

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2021-07-08 8:45:39 AM  
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*spends 3 hours typing a game in. Game refuses to run to to a mistyped character some where in 4000 lines of code. Spend another hour unsuccessfully trying to find it. Rage quit entire book.*
 
2021-07-08 9:13:36 AM  

MythDragon: [typeinbooks.co.uk image 230x367]
*spends 3 hours typing a game in. Game refuses to run to to a mistyped character some where in 4000 lines of code. Spend another hour unsuccessfully trying to find it. Rage quit entire book.*


I'm pretty sure typing in those BASIC games is what ruined my eyesight. That, plus the year I owned a Nintendo Virtual Boy.
 
2021-07-08 10:32:55 AM  

skyotter: Of course I had a tape drive for my Trash80.


You didn't live until you suffered a Stringy Floppy drive.
 
2021-07-08 11:37:36 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Pfft.  You kids had it so easy.

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Came here to say that.   Manual hex entry is how I got Pool and Space Invaders on my TS-1000.
 
2021-07-08 5:36:47 PM  
If you snip off a little of the other side with a hole-puncher, you can use the other side of the floppy disk
 
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