Uploaded on Nov 2, 2008
This is very rare record of Rory. Try to guess track name! ;)
Better watch in High Quality Mode !
The Sinclair ZX Spectrum is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd.
The Spectrum is based on a Zilog Z80A CPU running at 3.5 MHz. The original model Spectrum has 16 KB (16×1024 bytes) of ROM and either 16 KB or 48 KB of RAM.
Video output is through an RF modulator and was designed for use with contemporary portable television sets, for a simple colour graphic display. Text can be displayed using 32 columns × 24 rows of characters from the ZX Spectrum character set, from a palette of 15 shades: seven colours at two levels of brightness each, plus black. The image resolution is 256×192 with the same colour limitations. To conserve memory, colour is stored separate from the pixel bitmap in a low resolution, 32×24 grid overlay, corresponding to the character cells. Altwasser received a patent for this design. An "attribute" consists of a foreground and a background colour, a brightness level (normal or bright) and a flashing "flag" which, when set, causes the two colours to swap at regular intervals.
The Spectrum was among the first mainstream audience home computers in the UK, similar in significance to the Commodore 64 in the USA.
You couldn't simply forget about this wonderful home computer. For many people it was a higher start to create their own program software. Many years later most of them replaced it by modern PCs and MACs, but.. it be always in memory.
Here's a slideshow. Fully worked Spectrum software and original hardware were used. The .TAP file is open. Feel free to ask.
Please note! The main in this clip are RORY GALLAGHER and his music!
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