Dear Adrian, I just found your site, spent here at least an hour and I decided to write to you, which is very uncommon, because I am a lazy dog. But there were two things which motivated me. First of all I love your humor. (I referring to your WOW,RARE,LOOK article. I rolled on the floor! It is a masterpiece, honestly!) The second thing is that I know exactly how does it feel to seeking information hopelessly on items. You may ask who I am. I am a 33 year old IT journalist from Hungary. My native tongue is Hungarian, so please forgive me what I do with the English language. We are sharing the same hobby, collecting old-timer computers. (Correction, I am interested in Sinclair related items only.) I have some related information about the Hungarian history of the Enterprise computers, which must be interesting for you. Let me correct you in some cases. Novotrade purchased the stock of Enterprise computers back in 1987 when it was nothing more than old stock and impossible to sell in Western Europe. This Hungarian firm was a software-hardware trading company. They imported hardware from the west and sold distribution rights of Hungarian developed software there. Mainly games such as Caesar the Cat, Chinese Juggler, Catastrophe and so on, to many platforms. They purchased cca. 20 000 pieces of Enterprise 128Ks, both German and UK versions. I never saw a single piece of the 64K version here in Hungary, so it is 99.9% percent sure that they never ever bought one of them. (I was a young kid then, but I started my journalist carrier in a Spectrum / Enterprise related magazine called Spectrum World, so I may say I knew the scene very well.) Well, I think it is easy to recognize the 64K version, because the 128Ks have grey joystick caps while the 64Ks have green. (Correct me if I wrong.) I am absolutely sure that legal or illegal copies of the Enterprise never manufactured in the Eastern Block, just like the Spectrums does. The machines started to sell in the country in the shops of Centrum chain countrywide, back in 1987. The price of the starter kit was about 20 000 Forints, which we may call affordable but not cheap. Of course you may purchase almost any Western machine in Hungary - most of them smuggled there from Germany or Austria and sold in second hand shops - if you had enough money in your pocket, but the prices were so high that most of the Computer hungry Hungarians cannot afford them. So the secret of the success of the EP was the price. It was also possible to buy peripherals and extensions such as SpeakEasy speech synthesizer, the Enterprise Mouse, EXDOS, Hungarian made - actually very good in quality - joystick adapters, RGB cables. But the German made 3.5" FDD with built in EXDOS was unavailable, for example. Well, I don't think that we can call this "procedure" sudden, because the Centrum chain offered those machines until the stock has ran out, until cca. 1989. But you're right, the biggest problem was the lack of software. There were two cures on that. The hardcore EP scene started to modify Spectrum games - completely illegal of course - and the Spectrum Emulator. The Emulator was developed by the A Studio which was a relatively small company, developing software, but also publishing computer books. The manufacturer of the Emulator and the bus extender to it was a sister company of Videoton, called Videoton Automatika Leanyvallalat. (If I mirror translate the name is it Videoton Automatics Daughtercompany. Brrrr... Sounds terrible...) Videoton was a giant electronics firm, manufacturing basically everything. Computers, TV sets, stereos, car stereos, military radios, military radio station equipments. The retailers were again Centrum and Novotrade. (Centrum was a big firm with huge department store chains in every bigger cities in Hungary, while Novotrade had only a few small shops countrywide, but dealing with computers and accessories only.) If you check the box of your Emulator, you can find their logos and names as well. OK, what else? I don't know the Emulator was legal or illegal, it was licensed or not by Sinclair Research or more likely by Amstrad, by I guess it was not. As much I remember there was no manual for the Emulator at all.