Saturday, September 24, 2022

Now That's What I Call Stuart's Favourite Music 67 - Erasure - Fingers and Thumbs (Cold Summer's Day)

It's been a month since I last posted my previous favourite tune, so I've decided to go back to one of my all-time favourite bands.  Today's track is Erasure's Fingers and Thumbs (Cold Summer's Day), an absolute corker from their 1995 self-titled album "Erasure".

It only peaked at number 20 in the UK charts in December 1995 which is dreadful considering the amount of tat that was filling the charts at that time (yes, I'm talking about you Oasis, Boyzone and, East 17), but considering the band were not considered 'mainstream' at the time, it was still a respectable position.  Remember, this was before the internet and online streaming was a thing.

This is the single version, but the one featured on the album was a 6-minute and 44-second masterpiece, featuring an extended instrumental section between the second and third choruses.

An absolute classic of track.

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Game Covers - 3D Construction Kit 2 (Commodore Amiga)

This product is an amazing leap forward in software technology.  It brings you the most powerful and impressive utility for your computer - but is really easy and fun to use.

After a further 18 months of research, using new proprietary techniques, the award winning Incentive team have developed the follow up to the original 3D Construction Kit.

With a host of new features, 3D Construction Kit 2.0 is truly at the leading edge of Virtual Reality.  The inclusion of a data disk full of pre-designed items and scenes means you no longer have to create all your own 3D objects from scratch.  Simply look in the special colour catalogue, choose the object you want and bring it into your environment.  There are cars, houses, boats, trees, furniture - all you need to form the basis of a virtual world.

Just imagine.  You can design your own dream house, then drive or fly around it, making changes - colour, shading, shape, detail, layouts, sounds, animations - anything you want.

When you know what Virtual Reality is all about, you can really let your imagination take you into a different world!

A PDF copy of the instruction manual can be downloaded here via the Unofficial 3D Construction Kit website at

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Monday, September 05, 2022

Game Covers - Rally Cross Simulator (Commodore 64)

JUST LIKE THE REAL THING!  4 wheels spins, handbrake turns and REAL POWER DRIFTS!  Competition rally racing on desert, tarmac, autobahns and thru rainforests!  WOW!!!  Collect the extra add-ons - TURBOS, STICKY WHEELS, ROO-BAR BUMPERS - but watch out!  Full car to car contact is allowed - FIGHT for the racing line or get TOTALLED!!!

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Sunday, September 04, 2022

Game Covers - Super Stuntman (Commodore 64)

Amazing playability!

A brilliant stuntman simulation.

Featuring fantastic desert car chases - Power speed boat racing - frantic forest rallying and turbo boost Grand Canyon jumping!!!

These are just a few of the amazing stunts included!

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Game Covers - 3D Construction Kit (Commodore 64)

This box contains one excellent reason for you to own a home computer.

It holds a piece of software that has been developed by the award-winning INCENTIVE team, who for the last four years have produced hit after hit with their amazing FREESCAPE 3D graphics systems.

Now that unique system is available for you to "play around with".  It's been designed for easy use - mouse/icon driven controls that require no programming skills at all.

You can design a car, house, aeroplane (or whatever you want!) and then walk around it.  See what it looks like from any angle.  Change it.  Add colour, detail, animation.  The possibilities are endless.

And it's ideal for creating games.  If you're not artistic, don't worry - there are lots of objects already included in the kid for you to use in your plans, but it's simple to create your own if you want.

So, if you enjoy playing games, but want to use your computer's real capabilities for a change, this is a perfect opportunity.

VIRTUAL REALITY - you've heard about it, read about it, and now it's here at your fingertips.

A PDF copy of the instruction manual can be downloaded here via the Unofficial 3D Construction Kit website at

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