ZX Spectrum/C64 Book Third Edition £4.99 Del (£3.99 with code) @ My Favourite Magazines
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ZX Spectrum/C64 Book Third Edition £4.99 Del (£3.99 with code) @ My Favourite Magazines

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Found 10th JanEdited by:"ChrissyBoy"
The ZX Spectrum Book/The Commodore 64 Book Third Edition. Reduced from £9.99 to £4.99 delivered from My Favourite Magazines.

I believe this book has the ZX Spectrum in one half of the book then you flip it over to read the Commodore 64 part.

Great price for this as a used one on Amazon is £20 + delivery.

Extra 20% off with code BOX20 - credit to @sadrobot (thanks for that
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I don't get it. All us old ones had either or both, we fought in the playground over either or both. We exchanged tapes of games and or Music from both. We then moved onto Atari ST's or Amiga's. We then fought more over sound or pixels, midi or rasta layers. Then everything turned into PC or Mac and the kids fight on. (I had a ZX81, C20, C64 Speccy 16 - 128k etc)

For me Android, and I buy Apple products as gifts for my partner (I like the arguements)
Edited by: "Thetrout" 10th Jan
Thetrout4 m ago

I don't get it. All us old ones had either or both, we fought in the …I don't get it. All us old ones had either or both, we fought in the playground over either or both. We exchanged tapes of games and or Music from both. We then moved onto Atari ST's or Amiga's. We then fought more over sound or pixels, midi or rasta layers. Then everything turned into PC or Mac and the kids fight on. (I had a ZX81, C20, C64 Speccy 16 - 128k etc)For me Android, and I buy Apple products as gifts for my partner (I like the arguements)



So what is it you don't get exactly?
Ah those were days. I remember chucking a cassette into my Spectrum, and then sitting there infront of my pot-bellied 18inch television set with fake wood effect panelling for 30 minutes waiting for it to load. After that I'd go for a light snack and a cup of tea to kill a little extra time, when I came back I'd find the game had crashed during loading. Kids these days have no idea how hard gaming was in the 80's.
I owe my life to the ZX81!!!?
I saw it in WH Smith and wondered what it was. £50. A Fortune. I was earning £16 a week back then in crappy factories on shift work, yes, that's £800pa.
But I saved up, got one, learned to program it, went on from there to a free collage course, got into Uni cos of that, got into employment...
Owe my house, cars, motorbikes, kayak, £5 bottles of wine once a week as a treat(!) and holidays to this baby.
I guess that was a good decision in the many turns of life you can take.
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I don't get it. All us old ones had either or both, we fought in the playground over either or both. We exchanged tapes of games and or Music from both. We then moved onto Atari ST's or Amiga's. We then fought more over sound or pixels, midi or rasta layers. Then everything turned into PC or Mac and the kids fight on. (I had a ZX81, C20, C64 Speccy 16 - 128k etc)

For me Android, and I buy Apple products as gifts for my partner (I like the arguements)
Edited by: "Thetrout" 10th Jan
I once wrote a game on my 48K Spectrum with my best friend back in the day. It was great but these memories are long gone and technology has moved on so fast.

do we really want to go back to screeching loading screen memories, no
I've still got my original Spectrum
Thetrout4 m ago

I don't get it. All us old ones had either or both, we fought in the …I don't get it. All us old ones had either or both, we fought in the playground over either or both. We exchanged tapes of games and or Music from both. We then moved onto Atari ST's or Amiga's. We then fought more over sound or pixels, midi or rasta layers. Then everything turned into PC or Mac and the kids fight on. (I had a ZX81, C20, C64 Speccy 16 - 128k etc)For me Android, and I buy Apple products as gifts for my partner (I like the arguements)



So what is it you don't get exactly?
Not quite all of us old ones went down that route. I started out on a ZX81 and went from there to IBM 1401s, then IBM 360 and 370, sideways to DEC PDPs of all shapes and sizes (much more fun) before moving on to high end graphic workstations from Tektronix, Apollo and Sun.
ZX81, Nascom, Amstrad PC, etc. Missed out on the Spectrum by starting too soon
cibarious13 m ago

Not quite all of us old ones went down that route. I started …Not quite all of us old ones went down that route. I started out on a ZX81 and went from there to IBM 1401s, then IBM 360 and 370, sideways to DEC PDPs of all shapes and sizes (much more fun) before moving on to high end graphic workstations from Tektronix, Apollo and Sun.


I'll take your ZX81 and raise you a ZX80 and some blutack
Edited by: "tinca" 10th Jan
Heat from me! There’s a lot of discounted book-a-zines on the site, and you can use code BOX20 to get a further 20% off!
sadrobot30 m ago

Heat from me! There’s a lot of discounted book-a-zines on the site, and y …Heat from me! There’s a lot of discounted book-a-zines on the site, and you can use code BOX20 to get a further 20% off!


Thanks sadrobot for the code .£3.99 delivered and 9.6% @quidco...
What next? A revival thread for "INPUT" magazine? and then multiple whinges from people saying that they meticulously spent 3 days entering in the code.... only for the f****r to say "Sorry, there is not enough memory, please purchase a Simons basic expansion cartridge".....
Thetrout1 h, 41 m ago

(I had a ZX81, C20, C64 Speccy 16 - 128k etc)


Weren't you the spoilt one!


Most people I knew had either a Spectrum OR Commodore.
Sharpharp45 m ago

What next? A revival thread for "INPUT" magazine? and then multiple …What next? A revival thread for "INPUT" magazine? and then multiple whinges from people saying that they meticulously spent 3 days entering in the code.... only for the f****r to say "Sorry, there is not enough memory, please purchase a Simons basic expansion cartridge".....


A whole 16k at that! It makes you realise how much 'lazy' programming there is these days.
Ah those were days. I remember chucking a cassette into my Spectrum, and then sitting there infront of my pot-bellied 18inch television set with fake wood effect panelling for 30 minutes waiting for it to load. After that I'd go for a light snack and a cup of tea to kill a little extra time, when I came back I'd find the game had crashed during loading. Kids these days have no idea how hard gaming was in the 80's.
Dekard974 h, 22 m ago

Ah those were days. I remember chucking a cassette into my Spectrum, and …Ah those were days. I remember chucking a cassette into my Spectrum, and then sitting there infront of my pot-bellied 18inch television set with fake wood effect panelling for 30 minutes waiting for it to load. After that I'd go for a light snack and a cup of tea to kill a little extra time, when I came back I'd find the game had crashed during loading. Kids these days have no idea how hard gaming was in the 80's.


R - Tape Loading Error
I owe my life to the ZX81!!!?
I saw it in WH Smith and wondered what it was. £50. A Fortune. I was earning £16 a week back then in crappy factories on shift work, yes, that's £800pa.
But I saved up, got one, learned to program it, went on from there to a free collage course, got into Uni cos of that, got into employment...
Owe my house, cars, motorbikes, kayak, £5 bottles of wine once a week as a treat(!) and holidays to this baby.
I guess that was a good decision in the many turns of life you can take.
mattriggy26 m ago

R - Tape Loading Error



I'm sure I has something that took 7 minutes to load, a bit like the time it takes for my PC to boot!
Ended up buying 4 magazines, used the BOX20 code so got them for £15.97 + £2.01 from TCB
Did I need them...NO! Did I want them...Totally YES!
Dekard979 h, 19 m ago

Ah those were days. I remember chucking a cassette into my Spectrum, and …Ah those were days. I remember chucking a cassette into my Spectrum, and then sitting there infront of my pot-bellied 18inch television set with fake wood effect panelling for 30 minutes waiting for it to load. After that I'd go for a light snack and a cup of tea to kill a little extra time, when I came back I'd find the game had crashed during loading. Kids these days have no idea how hard gaming was in the 80's.



Then you don't remember too well then coz nothing took 30 minutes on a Spectrum! 5 minutes was normal, 10 mins absolute tops.
£3.99? Ordered! Thanks OP
tinca14 h, 28 m ago

I'll take your ZX81 and raise you a ZX80 and some blutack



You win!
Spectrum was brilliant - had years of fun out of mine in the 80's. Still have it boxed and pristine. This mag brought back some great memories. Well worth the price.
herbertsimpson23 h, 15 m ago

I owe my life to the ZX81!!!?I saw it in WH Smith and wondered what it …I owe my life to the ZX81!!!?I saw it in WH Smith and wondered what it was. £50. A Fortune. I was earning £16 a week back then in crappy factories on shift work, yes, that's £800pa.But I saved up, got one, learned to program it, went on from there to a free collage course, got into Uni cos of that, got into employment...Owe my house, cars, motorbikes, kayak, £5 bottles of wine once a week as a treat(!) and holidays to this baby. I guess that was a good decision in the many turns of life you can take.


Same sort of story here but it was a Tandy TRS80 clone.
John_Mason-103779160701229 m ago

Same sort of story here but it was a Tandy TRS80 clone.



Wow, interesting, I didn't know that. Cheers.
Ordered thanks!
Dekard9711th Jan

Ah those were days. I remember chucking a cassette into my Spectrum, and …Ah those were days. I remember chucking a cassette into my Spectrum, and then sitting there infront of my pot-bellied 18inch television set with fake wood effect panelling for 30 minutes waiting for it to load. After that I'd go for a light snack and a cup of tea to kill a little extra time, when I came back I'd find the game had crashed during loading. Kids these days have no idea how hard gaming was in the 80's.


Maybe your read head needed realigned, I had to adjust mine a good few times on my Acorn Electron
Thanks OP, brings back memories! Loved my Speccy! Ordered.
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