Exhibit: ZX-81 Flight Sims
Platform: ZX81 Sinclair Spectrum
Comments: Type in a flight sim from a magazine? Yes, that was computer flight simulation in the early 1980s.
The graphics were fairly... basic... pardon the pun!
"Flight Simulator" (actual name) for the Sinclair ZX-81, actually required you to have the 16kB expansion pack to load - in my opinion it was the best flight simulator ever when you look at full system utilization and optimization. I still have it in a box somewhere : - )
I would not load on the stock 1kB. Cian de Buitleir (2006)
... the awfully badly designed Sinclair Ram-Packs
You slotted them onto a bare piece of circuitboard at the back of the ZX-81 and then you prayed that it didn't wobble too much, because if it did it usually shorted out (I managed to that 3 times
). This lead to the local store getting fed-up with replacing Ram-packs on guarantee and eventually asking me I would like to upgrade to a Spectrum ( a very real and heavy 'Puter at that time)
Thanks to GREMLIN