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goto10
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PostPosted: 10:30 - 03 Dec 2014    Post subject: Spectrum Vega Reply with quote

Apologies if pea roast (quick search revealed nothing) - anyone getting one? I think I'll wait until it's in mass production and going for £30. Hopefully they also do one with a full size keyboard.

Looks like they'll smash the crowd-funding target anyway:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sinclair-zx-spectrum-vega
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PostPosted: 11:00 - 03 Dec 2014    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wut, £100? So, a £10 device-on-a-chip with a 1000% markup?

I'm pretty sure that if I were a software rights holder, I'd tell them to fu​ck off their chaaaridy donation and pay me monies.
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PostPosted: 11:23 - 03 Dec 2014    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I will go with an emulator for free.

If it comes down to £30, actually ends up with any games (they don't own any game rights) and gets a HDMI connection then it may be worth a punt.
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PostPosted: 11:28 - 03 Dec 2014    Post subject: Reply with quote

IIRC it was old uncle Clive Sinclair's modus operandi to advertise a product, get people to pre-order and then use the funds to actually develop the thing. The end product that eventually emerged would bear a similarity to that originally woolly advertised offering.
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PostPosted: 11:29 - 03 Dec 2014    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rogerborg wrote:
Wut, £100? So, a £10 device-on-a-chip with a 1000% markup?

I'm pretty sure that if I were a software rights holder, I'd tell them to fu​ck off their chaaaridy donation and pay me monies.


IIRC one or two of the software rights holders are still rather protective and actively issues cease & desist orders about hosting ROMs on emulator sites. I imagine they'll be seeking cash money or asking for the ROM to be removed from the bundle.

(39 units left - already exceeded the target - it's going to be the next Big Trak)
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PostPosted: 11:37 - 03 Dec 2014    Post subject: Reply with quote

map wrote:
IIRC it was old uncle Clive Sinclair's modus operandi to advertise a product, get people to pre-order and then use the funds to actually develop the thing. The end product that eventually emerged would bear a similarity to that originally woolly advertised offering.


...and there's everyone thinking crowd-funding was new - ol' Clive was always ahead of the game.

He'll still manage to ruin it and go bankrupt somehow though.
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PostPosted: 11:47 - 03 Dec 2014    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and they're sold. Well, thanks to all 1,000 of them for paying for the tooling-up process, I look forward to getting one a few months later at a sensible price.
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PostPosted: 11:49 - 03 Dec 2014    Post subject: Reply with quote

goto21 wrote:
ol' Clive was always ahead of the game.


Yes, the C5 will surely have it's day sometime in the future...

https://realisedesign.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/page-1.jpg
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PostPosted: 11:53 - 03 Dec 2014    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt B wrote:
goto21 wrote:
ol' Clive was always ahead of the game.


Yes, the C5 will surely have it's day sometime in the future...

https://realisedesign.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/page-1.jpg


It was an electric recumbent bike (with a daft fairing) - he also made the Zike (electric push-bike conversion) - electric bikes are now massive in Europe - and becoming popular in the UK - he definitely had the right idea, just way too early and marketed at the wrong people.
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PostPosted: 12:47 - 03 Dec 2014    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rogerborg wrote:


I'm pretty sure that if I were a software rights holder, I'd tell them to fu​ck off their chaaaridy donation and pay me monies.


I would have thought most of the games would be Abandonware by now.
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PostPosted: 14:26 - 03 Dec 2014    Post subject: Reply with quote

chris-red wrote:
Rogerborg wrote:
I'm pretty sure that if I were a software rights holder, I'd tell them to fu​ck off their chaaaridy donation and pay me monies.

I would have thought most of the games would be Abandonware by now.

Why did you Capitalise that as though it's an Actual Thing? Thinking

They'll doubtless get away with it for the most part, but if I saw something I'd written appear on a device with a £100K project budget, I'm pretty sure I'd be squeezing them until the pips squeaked.
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PostPosted: 11:12 - 04 Dec 2014    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been looking into emulators recently...

The C64 DTV blows it out of the water, and that sold for £29.99 nearly ten years ago.

If it had a screen and was like a handheld then it would be worth £100. But as it is? No way.
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PostPosted: 21:10 - 25 Jul 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 22:25 - 25 Jul 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

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