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Quake On a 3.5Mhz Sinclair Spectrum? - This Week In Retro 97

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5th November 2022 1 hr 6 min

Violet Berlin tweeted to remind us that Bad Influence (the CITV show) is now 30 years old. We think back to some the tech/computer/console/gaming shows of the time and wonder what similar shows the rest of the world had. Have you seen the 'Quake' engine that has been created for the Sinclair Spectrum? Even at 3.5Mhz it is very impressive. We take a look and Chris made some footage of it running at 3.5Mhz and at 7Mhz. Finally, a new computer museum is opening in Leigh (UK), in an old mill of all places. ctrl-alt-rees has been to take a look. Will Neil have any advice for them?

All this and the community question of the week!

00:00 - Show Opening

12:30 - A Bad Influence

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30:02 - Quake Sinclair

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47:57 - Retro Computer Museum Takes People On Digital Adventure In Leigh

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58:15 - Community Question of the Week

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This Week in Retro is a weekly roundup of the hottest stories from the world of retro gaming and computing, voted on by you, the listener! Hosted by Neil from RMC, Chris from 005 AGIMA and Dave. Edited by Duncan Styles.

Episode Credits

Parts of "Behind The Scenes At A BRAND NEW Computer Museum!" courtesy of ctrl-alt-rees


"Fire Sky" by Andrew from Sydney is licensed under CC BY 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit

"Whitby Abbey ruins, North Yorkshire" by andreboeni is licensed under CC BY 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit

Links to artiles:

The first article is on The Hobbit

The second article is on The Lord of the Rings

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