Here are a few terms you may stumble across in this WWW page. Hopefully
this will go some way to clearing up their meaning. Or, at least not
leave you TOTALLY confused. Incidentally, I make no pretence that this is meant to be in any way the definitive guide to all things
Speccy related. You should refer to the tremendous CSS FAQ for that.
The enemy of the Speccy world. The people who gave the world the C64, which has been scientifically proven as being crap. Unfortunately, they lost the receipt, so the world was stuck with it. Their one saving grace was that they brought out the Amiga.
An EMULATOR is a program you load into your Amiga/PC/Mac/whatever, that
lets you load and play all of the SPECTRUM games. There are billions
of them for you to download, for lots of different computer types. There
are even ones for the Playstation and the Dreamcast - so you can finally
play some good games on the latter [ducks]. Please note that the games and cheats here will ONLY work
on the ZX Spectrum (either on an emulator, or the real computer). For help with non-Spectrum emulation,
Basically, another word for POKE. A hack was traditionally the
name given to the long program you had to type in to alter the tape loader software so that it will eventually
enter the POKE. Modern day equivelant would be "A Trainer", though Lordy
knows why it gets called that. What next? A comfy size 11 loafer?
HACK ATTACK III:
The name of the AmigaGuide of POKEs I wrote years ago, under the handle
of Rastan. It originally loaded the games into ZXAM, and entered the POKEs
for you - all at the click of a button. This WWW page came about because
the PC/Mac bods on CSS had asked if there was any chance of me doing an
equivelant for them. I now only focus on this WWW page, but still use
my Amiga to write it and do all the HACKing...
The name of the SPECTRUM BASIC command which alters a VALUE of
the SPECTRUM's memory. In most games, you never actually type
the command POKE in, but it still gets called the same thing.
The POKE is made up of 2 sections - The ADDRESS, and the VALUE.
The 2 sections are traditionally displayed seperated by a comma