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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 10:33 pm   #61
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What used to kill thermal paper was storing it in plastic wallets. Vapour from the plasticiser was the cause.
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Old 24th Nov 2021, 12:57 am   #62
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I am still using this daily and quite happy with it but doubt Amstrad actually made it.
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Old 1st Dec 2021, 7:02 pm   #63
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I seem to have acquired quite a lot in recent times.

In the 70s I bought an Amstrad VHF/FM tuner, which I soon sold on. Strangely, I got given one exactly the same with a lot of other Amstrad kit several years ago. It only works in mono and is now in use for supplying a signal to the AM pantry transmitter.

I had an Amstrad CPC464 with colour monitor back in the 80s - sold on long ago.

I'll get round to gathering all the Amstrad bits together for a photo shoot, but for starters I just brought this one shown below, down from the loft. It's an EX222 Executive stereo receiver. It came with an auction lot of speakers and bits a couple of years or more ago. It worked well when I tried it at the time. I think it's time to give it another blast to keep the electrolytics on form!
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Old 1st Dec 2021, 10:56 pm   #64
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Oh! I also have a mint / boxed GX4000 games console, I completely forgot about that. It only had the one bundled game (a race game) with it. I suppose I should have a look around and see if anyone has produced a 'super cartridge' for it, as has happened with so many other units. I didn't buy it, someone at a previous workplace was having a clearout and gave it to me.
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Old 9th Dec 2021, 11:17 pm   #65
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Just found this! Seems that by 1993 Greenweld had got their hands on Amstrad's surplus stock.
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Old 29th Dec 2021, 12:18 pm   #66
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Was in the loft this morning and came across my Amstrad GX4000 games console.
Fired it up and had a quick game of Burnin rubber!
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Old 29th Dec 2021, 12:25 pm   #67
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Unfortunately my memory of it is that it's a bit average. Probably the best serious 8-bit Racer was the F1 Grand Prix game for the BBC B (Geoff Crammond), partly helped by the BBC's choice of an analogue stick as standard, which made it the better choice for racing and flight SIMs.

I wasn't in on the Amstrad 8-bit scene at the time, my main memory is that it had somewhat graphically improved versions of titles which were originally big on the Spectrum, games like Knight Lore for example - largely monochrome on the Spectrum, slightly prettier on the Amstrads.

I can't recall a 'Killer App' - an Amstrad title which was so good that you would have considered buying the machine just to run it - play it.
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Unfortunately my memory of it is that it's a bit average. Probably the best serious 8-bit Racer was the F1 Grand Prix game for the BBC B (Geoff Crammond), partly helped by the BBC's choice of an analogue stick as standard, which made it the better choice for racing and flight SIMs.

I wasn't in on the Amstrad 8-bit scene at the time, my main memory is that it had somewhat graphically improved versions of titles which were originally big on the Spectrum, games like Knight Lore for example - largely monochrome on the Spectrum, slightly prettier on the Amstrads.

I can't recall a 'Killer App' - an Amstrad title which was so good that you would have considered buying the machine just to run it - play it.
I have an Amstrad CPC464 and to my knowledge there was never a killer app the likes of Mario or Sonic etc but there were a lot of enjoyable games , one of which was Roland in the caves which was one of the bundled software titles which came with the PC on purchase.
I spent many an hour playing it when i was younger .
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