MULTIFACE 128 ROM IMAGE
For those who don't know, Multiface is a handy device which plugs into the expansion slot of Spectrum and allows user to freeze the machine, modify/save memory etc. It is an excellent thing to have if you want to get unlimited lives etc, since there are loads of codes (actually memory addresses and what to put in them) to gain infinite lives, ammo, time or whatever. The X128 emulator emulator even supports the Multiface 128 but unfortunately it is illegal to copy the rom image of the device.
However, click here to download the Multiface 128 ROM file.
So, what is the rom image doing here? I have couple of reasons:As far as I know, Romantic Robot no longer sells the Multiface 128 - so what harm would it cause to them if someone copied the rom? You can not use the Multiface 128 device with your PC (no, it doesn't plug into an expansion slot), so the users of emulators would not buy the Multiface anyway. An unregistered (free) version of Z80 Spectrum emulator includes Multiface rom so anybody can get the Multiface 128 rom for free by just downloading the unregistered Z80! And last but not least, I've been told that the Romantic Robot company no longer exists! Many software houses have said that's it's okay to copy their old speccy games nowadays - why can't Romantic Robot be as nice?
If, however, I am totally wrong, just tell me to remove the ROM image from this page and I'll do that ASAP.
SO YOU WANT TO BE A HERO
So you've been thinking about starting a career as a spectrum game hero? Let me tell you, it's not worth it. Sure you have all sorts of flashy equipment and stuff, but in the end the work is very tiring, both physically and mentally. Just to prove my point, take a look at this guy's usual day. After this, do you really think you got what it takes?
I LOVE THE SMELL OF PLAGIARISM IN THE MORNING
Take a good look at these two pictures - do you spot any similarities? The car is exactly the same in both games! Just flip one image and crossfade them - the chassis is a pixel perfect copy. Both are 1986, but which one was first?
''ANOTHER BORDER DISPUTE''
These comics are from book Spectrum Machine Code (Shiva Publishing Ltd, 1983) by Ian Stewart & Robin Jones, altought the comics have probably appeared somewhere else, too.