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Here's a tiny mini-gallery of the Retro Computer Museum (RCM) Open day at the Snibston Discovery Museum, 8th April 2012.

I didn't get to bring one of my own Enterprises to this event, as issues closer to home stopped me organising anything. However, someone else with an Enterprise 128 did allow the museum to borrow his for the weekend.

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This is the Enterprise 128 in question. The 'pack in game' on show was Cybernoid, the Amstrad conversion, which was a reasonable demo of the machine. Loading was done from an .MP3 of the tape file on an iPod Nano.

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A sideways view. The machine next to it is an Acorn Atom, another one of Dave Toop's projects, a much earlier and even rarer machine. It was hosting a very mean and vicious version of Space Invaders!

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An overall view of the main gallery area, nearest is a Vic 20. In the background, a home-made MAME cabinet can be seen.

« Last Edit: 2012.April.10. 22:23:05 by CiH »

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Wow, great!

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Glad you liked :-)

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You may have noticed that the top for the joystick was missing. This confused a couple of guys who tried the machine, who thought this was an intentional (poor design) omission by the manufacturer.  :mrgreen:

If I'm putting one on display, it's with the joystick adapter and a suitable joystick plugged in, with a game which uses it.
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Wow very cool! :-) Congratulations! :-)

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Great!
The second picture is especially awesome with the little kid and the retro computers at the same place. :D
I see Snibston is in England, I haven't known it so far. You must be English, too, as I see your English here in your posts.
Really awesome pictures!
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I see Snibston is in England, I haven't known it so far. You must be English, too, as I see your English here in your posts.
Really awesome pictures!

Guilty as charged!  :ds_icon_cheesygrin:

Thanks for the nice words. I've been to a couple of these before. This was the first time with an Enterprise being shown though.

There was a very good selection of lesser known 8-bit machines, I saw a Memotech MTX and Camputers Lynx both running games. Things I never saw back in the day. Then there was the hilariously thinly renamed to avoid legal action game "Jet Set Billy" on the Colour Genie. Not to mention the Acorn Atom and Enterprise, and of course a bunch of better known Sinclair hardware, Commodore stuff and Amstrad CPC's.

Oh and there were some rare consoles, for the console fans.

And next time, Even if I don't bring my machine along, I will be tempted to bring the Laptop with some different games to try out, now I've figured out tape loading from the emulator.

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News just in, I found this just now. It's not by me but it is still good.

YouTube montage of the Snibston event.

The guy that made it stops talking about his bargain purchases at 5 minutes, 25 seconds.

The bit we're all interested in starts at around 8 minutes, 10 seconds :-) I get the feeling the camera spent a little bit longer on the Enterprise than most of the others!

EDIT - I should really watch through the whole video before posting..

Also a very quick glimpse of me in the background around 9 minutes and 24 seconds. I'm the blur with the red t-shirt!

And someone is playing with the Enterprise at 13 minutes, 14 seconds. (Yay!)

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Also a very quick glimpse of me in the background around 9 minutes and 24 seconds. I'm the blur with the red t-shirt!
Too fast camera moving   :lol:

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And someone is playing with the Enterprise at 13 minutes, 14 seconds. (Yay!)
Next time needed a external joy for protect the Space key :-)