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A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, when the ZX Spectrum was in its heyday, a game based upon the very first Discworld book, The Colour of Magic was released upon the rubber-keyed doorstop.

If you've got a suitable Speccy Emulator you can sample this colour clash classic for yourself - it's available in snapshot format, in the Pratchett Archives, along with a solution to help you out in case you get stuck. You can probably find better spectrum emulators by searching the net, but you need one that can handle emulating loading games from 'tape' so bear that in mind. Despite its 'scr' extension, The Colour Of Magic is not a screensaver. You have to load the .scr file into a Spectrum emulator.

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hand Download a Spectrum emulator to play the game on. hand

hand Take a look at the full solution to the game. hand

Follow the instructions with your emulator, and relive those poor-quality keyboard days. Three cheers for emulating an ancient computer on a thousand pound PC.