The images looks much better as do the characters. Whereas the Spectrum version did not had any built-in maps, the Android version have two (or more than two). Let me attempt to explain.
You have your major map, which looks like this :
Then each character have his/her own discovery map, which looks like this :
In 1985 Mike Singleton (may his memory never fade) released the sequel to Lords of Midnight, called Doomdark's Revenge.
I used to play this game on and off, but it's just for messing around than doing actual adventuring.
The game was ported to the Android platform, and I bought a copy of it yesterday evening. A whole lot have changed, but the same, basic gameplay exists.
Which is not easy as it sounds, but it is entirely
The parking mechanism is a very simple, yet effective mechanism :
The parking mechanism in action :
The heads in normal use (unparked) :
The parking mechanism (note the small iron piece - this will ensure that the lever stays in position) :
After removing the cover, we now can see the Hard Drive in its naked glory.
All modern Hard Drives are operated via a voice coil. Older hard drives used a stepper motor.
Why a voice coil instead of a stepper motor?
WARNING - DO NOT OPEN ANY WORKING HARD DRIVES WITHOUT A CLEAN-ROOM ENVIRONMENT.
YOU MAY DESTROY YOUR WORKING HARD DRIVE IF YOU OPEN IT WITHOUT THE PROPER EQUIPMENT IN A PROPER CLEAN-ROOM FACILITY!!!
Having said that, let us proceed.
During the course of my career I have opened many hard drives, just to see what these look like, and of course!!! To get the magnets!!!
Voice-coil magnets are extremely strong, and is just the thing needed to