World of spectum and tipshop

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zenobifan_mk2
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World of spectum and tipshop

#1 Post by zenobifan_mk2 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:32 am

Hi. Not been on here for a few years. I used to play ZX Spectrum adventures. Its been a while but I have a CD from Zenobi software with lots of adventures that I tried to solve. Got a newer PC with Windows 10 and downloaded the CD and my current progress with the games from old hard drive. I am looking now to get back into solving the few remaining adventure games on the CD that I haven't finished. That's the history.
My question is are the World of Spectrum and the Tipshop sites still operating as I just tried them and couldn't load Tipshop and although got World of Spectrum home page accessing anything else was incredibly slow or didn't load. I tried a search on here on the forums and didn't find anything.

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Re: World of spectum and tipshop

#2 Post by Alastair » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:23 pm

Welcome back Zenobifan.
zenobifan_mk2 wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:32 am
My question is are the World of Spectrum and the Tipshop sites still operating as I just tried them and couldn't load Tipshop and although got World of Spectrum home page accessing anything else was incredibly slow or didn't load. I tried a search on here on the forums and didn't find anything.
For some years there has been a problem with the World of Spectrum magazine scans (a mirror is available at the Internet Archive), but I was unaware of any other problems. I've just tried the site and the Tipshop, and both seemed to be working properly. So you may just have experienced a temporary glitch.

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Re: World of spectum and tipshop

#3 Post by zenobifan_mk2 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:38 am

Thanks for the reply.
It must have been my connection issue or as you say a glitch when I tried both yesterday, as I just tried both sites now and its all working lovely.

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Re: World of spectum and tipshop

#4 Post by Strident » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:39 am

They're both hosted on the same server iirc so if one is experiencing problems them both will.

Always nice to come across a Zenobi fan. :) John Wilson, of Zenobi, is still around and is actually writing new adventure games these days.

What games are left unsolved from your Zenobi collection, then?

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