RCM - RETRO COMPUTER MUSEUM

GENERAL => HARDWARE/SYSTEMS DISCUSSION => Topic started by: 1200xl on August 14, 2009, 11:59:11 PM

Title: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on August 14, 2009, 11:59:11 PM
Got a thread like this over at Atariage, it keeps on running. Great place to show off your new toys.
This week I have mostly been buying the most hideous compy pro joystick I have ever seen
(http://www.atariage.com/forums/uploads/monthly_08_2009/post-11930-1250290536_thumb.jpg)

and a Sony CRT broadcast quality monitor that does all the PALs, NTSC and SECAM, not bad for 99p and £8.15 postage
These things are badass and built like tanks, this 19" one is 35kg!!!
(http://www.atariage.com/forums/uploads/monthly_08_2009/post-11930-1250029339_thumb.jpg)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on August 15, 2009, 12:15:56 AM
Wow, great monitor 8).  I've been on the lookout for a Sony PVM.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on August 15, 2009, 12:27:24 AM
Wow, great monitor 8).  I've been on the lookout for a Sony PVM.
been looking for a while, they usually have a much bigger price tag when they sell!!
We have one at work that they refuse to let me have >:(
Fingers crossed that UPS don't kill it
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on August 15, 2009, 09:42:10 AM
My most recent purchases are:
So, quite a bit has been added to the collection :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on August 15, 2009, 11:15:56 AM
Not much this week

Atari 1050 Disk Drive plus games and I pre-ordered the new Wolfenstein game for the PC.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on August 15, 2009, 11:33:20 AM
Oh, another thing I forgot to mention: I got Wolfenstein 3D for the Acorn Archimedes
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on August 15, 2009, 09:24:00 PM
GRiDPad 1910
BBC Master
Acorn A3020

Those 3 machines cost me £30 in total. Also been given/swap an accelerator card for my Amiga 1200.

Getting a 6502 Tube CPU for the beeb next weekend, and a very old Toshiba portable.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on August 16, 2009, 01:24:38 PM
Here's my latest, MSX Turbo R

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3122/3773717802_05a4d1ca96.jpg)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Womble on August 17, 2009, 12:39:55 AM
I finally found an original Yamaha MSX cart for my C5XM synth and keyboard set up :)

(http://mitglied.lycos.de/franticpace/cx5m/cx5ad2.jpg)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: witchfinder on August 17, 2009, 12:31:31 PM
My latest system purchases are:

Asian Megadrive, boxed with 9 games for about £25 - this is one of those system that looks like a Japanese MD but outputs a PAL 50Hz picture...  ???

Sega SG-1000 II, boxed, plus a bunch of games and the Card Catcher unit. The system itself cost under £40 which was a steal!  ;D

Epoch TV-Vader, boxed - this is a dedicated Japanese Space Invaders console, similar to our dedicated Pong consoles that we had inn the late 70's. Cost about £35. Here's a pic (not of mine though!)

(http://www.old-computers.com/MUSEUM/photos/epoch_tv-vader_1s.jpg)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: witchfinder on August 17, 2009, 12:33:33 PM
This week I have mostly been buying the most hideous compy pro joystick I have ever seen
(http://www.atariage.com/forums/uploads/monthly_08_2009/post-11930-1250290536_thumb.jpg)

I had one of those when I was kid!  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on August 17, 2009, 03:06:00 PM
Not specifically a purchase, but a faulty CBM 1541 disk drive from Witchfinder.

Will be using the case to set up either a retro look home NAS server via Freenas - http://www.freenas.org/ or ITX based PC for my emulator collection similar to this one - http://www.mini-itx.com/projects/c1541/ (http://www.mini-itx.com/projects/c1541/)

Not sure which yet.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on August 17, 2009, 03:29:12 PM
Not specifically a purchase, but a faulty CBM 1541 disk drive from Witchfinder.

Will be using the case to set up either a retro look home NAS server via Freenas - http://www.freenas.org/ or ITX based PC for my emulator collection similar to this one - http://www.mini-itx.com/projects/c1541/ (http://www.mini-itx.com/projects/c1541/)

Not sure which yet.


Bit like my VIC-PC then... http://retrocomputers.wordpress.com/the-vic20-pc/
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on August 17, 2009, 04:15:42 PM
I have the same board as AndyT has, and plan to do a similar idea to Stiggy (have it as a NAS)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on August 17, 2009, 04:46:26 PM
PVM arrived today  ;D
But it wont power on >:(
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on August 17, 2009, 04:51:40 PM
and now it does ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Anyone know how to make s-video to BNC cable?!! Phu, Phu, stop running :o
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on August 17, 2009, 08:15:51 PM
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Bit like my VIC-PC then...

Was my inspiration!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on August 18, 2009, 09:43:35 AM
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Bit like my VIC-PC then...

Was my inspiration!

This is the sad thing. Ive not powerd on the VIC-PC for a while now. Good emulator fun!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on August 18, 2009, 04:46:12 PM
Just won a Commodore C64 DTV Joystick 30 games Retro Plug n Play thingy on eBay for £6.50. I think thats a good price.

Will give it 'the works' once I get it. See http://picobay.com/dtv_wiki/index.php?title=DTV_Mods
 
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on August 18, 2009, 04:50:31 PM
Bought myself a Slik Stik joystick for 99p off ebay this morning   ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on August 19, 2009, 11:20:24 AM
Atari 7800
http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=137601
Whats so special? Its a French one with RGB output on SCART ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: retroking on August 20, 2009, 08:51:20 PM
 i recently won from ebay a snes super 5 multi-player adapter with a japanese version of street fighter 2 for £4.99.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on August 21, 2009, 10:42:08 AM
The other day, I won Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge on Spectrum +3 disk, not arrived yet :(
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on August 21, 2009, 06:43:33 PM
Won this on ebay for 99p today.



Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on August 21, 2009, 06:44:11 PM
Nice find there Mark
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: combatking0 on August 21, 2009, 07:08:00 PM
Won this on ebay for 99p today.

I've got something like that, but I have no idea which games it works with, or on which system.

Today I bought a lot of PS2 games from Amiga Man. I know they're not very retro, but they're not current gen either. Most of them are retro compilations though, so hopefully they count as retro enough to qualify.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on August 21, 2009, 07:12:28 PM
I bought it for the 800XL but I think it can be used with all 8-bit Ataris.

You can use it with Arkanoid and erm... Arkanoid  :)

I think there's a list of games you can use it with on the AtariAge forum. I'll find out and post shortly.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on August 21, 2009, 07:47:28 PM
I bought it for the 800XL but I think it can be used with all 8-bit Ataris.

You can use it with Arkanoid and erm... Arkanoid  :)

I think there's a list of games you can use it with on the AtariAge forum. I'll find out and post shortly.

You wont be useing it much >:(, my new in box one remains new in box!

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8.6) What programs have a track ball mode or support a mouse?

Contributors: Andreas Koch, Mirko Sobe Title Keystroke Required -------------- --------------------- - Missile Command by Atari CTRL-T - Slime by Synapse [T] - Shanghai by Activision choose controller type: ST mouse ! (plug it into port 2; if you do not have one, you have to reboot!!) - Bombdown by Roemer of Uno choose between Joystick, Amiga mouse, ST mouse or CX85 numeric keypad (use port 2 for any mice) - Minesweeper by Raindorf-Soft use an ST mouse in port 2 - The Brundles by KE-Soft use an ST mouse in port 2 - The Brundles Editor by KE-Soft, PD use an ST mouse in port 2 - Geisterschloss by KE-Soft, PD choose Lightgun (port 1) or ST mouse (port 2) - Vanish (ZONG, Vol. 5+6/1993); use an ST-mouse in port 2 - Hong Kong (ZONG, Vol. 5+6/1993); use an ST-mouse in port 2 - Maus-DOS (ZONG 5+6/1993); use an ST-mouse in port 2 - Faecher-Patience (ZONG 1/1993); use an ST-mouse in port 2 - Macao (Zong 5+6/1994); use an ST-mouse in port 2 - Multi-Mouse manager (PD) drivers for mice, TB, etc. - Multiplayer 2.1 by Madteam supports ST + Amiga mouse in port A - Unriagh I (german PD adventure) has drivers for ST mouse+Joystick (stick=port 1, mouse=port2) - Unriagh II (german PD adventure) has drivers for ST mouse+joystick (stick=port 1, mouse=port 2) - little Calculator (AMC-Verlag, PD) uses ST-mouse only (port 2) - big UPN calculator (PD) uses ST mouse, TB, Touch tab. and joystick; (there are different COM files, rename the one you wish to use to *.EXE; all drivers use port 1 - if I remember correctly) - Operation Blood (ANG/Mirage) press mouse fire or Select to start in ST mouse mode (port 2) - Operation Blood 2 / Special Forces press mouse fire or Select to start (ANG/Mirage) in ST mouse mode - Sprint XL (ABBUC Jahresgabe 1992) uses an ST mouse in port 2 - M.O.S. (ABBUC magazine) uses an ST mouse in port 2 - Diamond GOS (Reeve software) all three versions support an ST mouse in port 2 - S.A.M. (Power per Post) german GUI, supports an ST mouse in port 2 - G.O.E. (TCS) supports an ST mouse in port 1 - BOSS-X (MS-Software, Mirko Sobe) supports ST-Mouse in Port 2 RE: Missile Command, Andreas writes: there are many different versions available... I know the old Atari 800 cart version, which works correct with Joystick and Trakball, but not at all with a mouse. The newer XL version works with Mouse, trackball and Joystick, also the newest (built-in) XEGS version of MC. But, there is also a tape version (and maybe a disk version) of MC available. I am not sure if this tape version behaves like the old 800 version or like the newer XL and XE/XEGS versions... And about mice, Andreas adds: Maybe you did not know, there is a little difference between Trackball and ST-mouse. Although MC works with both input devices does not mean, they are the same. they are not !! Connect the TB to an ST computer and you see: it does not work at all !! You have to do a small conversion to convert the TB to an ST mouse. (Plans are avaiable from ABBUC, Germany).
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on August 21, 2009, 07:50:16 PM
Not to arsed tbh, I bought it mainly for the collection.

At least there's one game I can play it on  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on August 26, 2009, 04:14:46 PM
http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=138179 (http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=138179)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on August 26, 2009, 04:53:00 PM
http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=138179 (http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=138179)
Where'd you get them from?
I could do with getting an Atari 4160 STe badge for my STe, as mine is 4MB :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on August 26, 2009, 05:53:38 PM
I'd need two doing .. and one would need a "powered by UltraSatan" and t'other a 'powered by SDiskEmul' badge :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on August 26, 2009, 10:52:01 PM
I'd need two doing .. and one would need a "powered by UltraSatan" and t'other a 'powered by SDiskEmul' badge :)

There not "done", they are genuine new old stock from Best Electronics. 4160STe badges are $5 a go+ shipping. Only problem is the $20 minimum spend, but if you visit that site and only spend $20 you have done bloody well!!

The site is a mess, and only a fraction of Bradleys stock is listed, If you want something that is not listed send him an email, a really helpful guy.
http://www.best-electronics-ca.com/

I can highly reccomend the wiztronics 64k 800xl memory expansion, the 5200 gold rebuilt sticks, the re-built cx 40 sticks the new in box 65xe etc etc etc
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on August 27, 2009, 06:07:05 PM
I would'ent mind a few of those 4160 badges but I know for a fact I'll spend far to much on that site.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on August 28, 2009, 12:18:54 PM
Picked my Atari Track Ball up from the post depo this morning. Not tested it yet but does look in new condition so I assume it works.

I did'nt no it was around the same size as the Atari Lynx.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on September 13, 2009, 08:26:33 PM
Bought myself a boxed 800xl and brand new old stock boxed 1050 disk drive all for £25. I also bought Kay a BBC B with disk drive and games from retro clinic, she also bought a load of Sega  Mark III games from Witchfinder and a few other bits.

Also got a load of stuff free, Boxed C64 Tape drive and TAC-2 joystick from Starshipuk, loads (and I mine loads) of disks from Muguk and some other bits from other people.

Thanks to everyone
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on September 13, 2009, 09:09:44 PM
The following was purchased at Retro Reunited by me.

I bought
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on September 13, 2009, 11:46:19 PM
Scarily, I only bought 2 items and both were for RCM (and in the posession of imnogeek until November or whenever he's passing the lock-up) :) 

1) Bought a Vic-20 with a 'gimp mask' (as the vendor referred to it) which came with a selection of originals and some ahem .. "blank C15 cassettes" plus

2) a job lot of cassette tapes from Flicky - who doesn't like his Retro Sarkozy tag, so Vinny's going to be unhappy :)

The rest of the money, as far as I can tell, was spent on a ticket for Boyo's 40th (yes, he's now that famous he has to charge for his birthday bash!), and ... beer (which wasn't that good as it was chemically created Boddingtons!)

.. oh and some expensive cheeseburger & chips which leads me to mention 'Boa Constrictor' but I shan't name names :)

I got a lot of freebies which, together with all of the above purchases, just about crammed into the Rinoatron (who's a very good driver and only wanted to ram someone else off the road once over the weekend) :)

I also got given Vinny's RCM jumper .. any offers on this? :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: retroking on September 14, 2009, 04:48:14 PM
i was at beaulieu autojumble this weekend with my dad and a bunch of mates and i know its for old cars and bikes but i found this 2 stalls away from our pitch

ATARI 2600 u (woody 6 switch model) with two joystick controllers and two paddles
with these boxed games

COMBAT (CX2601)
AIR BATTLE (CX2602)
OUTLAW (CX2605)
SUPERBREAKOUT (CX2608)
WARLORDS (CX2610)
PELE'S SOCCER (CX2616)
BREAKOUT (CX2622)
CIRCUS ATARI (CX2630)
SPACE INVADER (CX2632)
DODGE 'EM (CX2637)
VIDEO PINBALL (CX2648)
ASTEROIDS (CX2649)
YARS REVENGE (CX2655)

and these other atari st boxed games

AIRBORNE RANGER (microprose)
APB (tengen/domark in a big plastic case)
AFTER BURNER (activision/sega)
BAAL (psygnosis)
CRAZY CARS 2 (titus)
CYBERBALL (tengen/ in respray box)
DOUBLE DRAGON (melbourne house)
EMLYN HUGHES INTERNATIONAL SOCCER (audiogenie)
GAUNTLET 2 (u.s gold)
GRAND PRIX (microprose)
HOSTAGES (infogrames)
IKARI WARRIORS (elite)
IK+ (computer 3 )
INTERNATIONAL SOCCER (microdeal)
JIMMY WHITE'S WHIRLWIND SNOOKER (virgin)
MERCS (u.s gold/capcom)
OPERATION WOLF (taito)
PREDATOR (hit squad)
RED HEAT (ocean)
ROBOCOP 2 (ocean)
SHADOW WARRIORS (ocean)
SPACE HARRIER (elite)
SUPER HANG-ON (electric dreams software/sega)
THE LOST PATROL (ocean)
THUNDERBLADE (u.s gold/sega)
TV SPORTS FOOTBALL (cinemaware/mirrorsoft)
VIGILANTE (kixx)
WORLD CLASS LEADERBOARD (kixx)

and these
ATARI 520 STFM summer promotion disks  A TO O (blue disks with gold writing)

and a disk with
THE ONE
A side 1  FUSION DREAMS (electronic arts)
ST side 2 NEBULUS (hewsons)

and some ATARI ARTICLES about the atari 2600

all for £20
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on September 14, 2009, 05:10:56 PM
Nice haul (ST wise) - wouldn't have a clue if the 2600 stuff was any good :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on September 15, 2009, 10:26:13 AM
Just got myself one of these...

http://www.retroclinic.com/acorn/datacentre/datacentre.htm

Its installed in my BBC Master - its great! :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on September 15, 2009, 08:48:48 PM
I have pick up the following

Working ZX81 with original Polysterene box, leads, book & 1 game - £14.50 - I collected from seller

Selection of 5 Oric Books & 4 Oric Owner Magazines - £14.99 delivered

Pics below

I'm Happy  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on September 15, 2009, 08:52:28 PM
Beeehatch! We don't have the game you have for the 81! ;)
Good price for both lots there mate!

Andy
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on September 15, 2009, 09:07:27 PM
Beeehatch! We don't have the game you have for the 81! ;)


It's the only one I have!!!!

You knoe RCM can use it when needed  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on September 15, 2009, 09:15:06 PM
Great buys there

Would'ent mind having a boxed Z81 myself.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on September 15, 2009, 10:07:15 PM
We have spare copies of Flight Simulator  . . . ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on September 16, 2009, 07:50:52 AM
Great buys there

Would'ent mind having a boxed Z81 myself.
Got a spare one knocking about, that I was going to fleabay, can get some pics if your interested  ;) (When I'm fit enough to get back up the loft !)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on September 16, 2009, 06:11:26 PM
Great buys there

Would'ent mind having a boxed Z81 myself.
Got a spare one knocking about, that I was going to fleabay, can get some pics if your interested  ;) (When I'm fit enough to get back up the loft !)

I'd be interested in taking off you. All depends on the condition and price of course.

No rush for any pictures.

Thanks
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on September 17, 2009, 07:56:26 AM
I'll dig this out and get some pics and retest it to make sure it's OK, if your in no rush I can save until the RCM day in November (once we've agreed a suitable price of course  ;)), or if I can't make it in November I'll pass it onto Andy beforehand  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on September 18, 2009, 11:39:19 PM
I'll dig this out and get some pics and retest it to make sure it's OK, if your in no rush I can save until the RCM day in November (once we've agreed a suitable price of course  ;)), or if I can't make it in November I'll pass it onto Andy beforehand  :)

I don't mind waiting till November. Just let me know via PM when you have pictures and then we can discuss a price etc.

Thanks
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on September 20, 2009, 11:56:33 PM
Just won an N64 with box and instructions plus game for £13 on GamerBay.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on September 22, 2009, 07:20:50 PM
The PC Engine GT arrived today  :) . In excellent condition and came with two games (Street Fighter 2 & Bomberman).

Had a quick play and I'm well impressed with the graphics and the feel of the handheld.

Just need to sort an AC adapter out now.

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on September 25, 2009, 07:18:52 PM
I now have an SD_Nuxx  ;D

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on September 25, 2009, 09:30:44 PM
I now have an SD_Nuxx  ;D


and I have one less  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on September 25, 2009, 09:38:36 PM
Sdrive kicks arse! Also Just done a trade deal with Arcadian - SIO2SD for Beeb adapter, SD card etc.

Very pleased.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on September 26, 2009, 12:14:59 AM
I now have an SD_Nuxx  ;D


and I have one less  ;D

I'M NOT JEALOUS OR ANYTHING  >:(

Wished I had one  :P
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on September 26, 2009, 10:35:55 AM
c0nsumer over at Atari Age still has some kits for sale  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on September 26, 2009, 12:35:04 PM
Tempest X3 for the PS1 (is a PS1 retro?)
Anyway, cool game but does not manage to match the brilliance that is T2K on the Jaguar
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on September 26, 2009, 06:09:51 PM
Tempest X3 for the PS1 (is a PS1 retro?)
Anyway, cool game but does not manage to match the brilliance that is T2K on the Jaguar

Bought mine off SirClive at Retro Reunited - not that I'm addicted to Tempest 2K on the Jag  :-[

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on September 27, 2009, 02:18:45 AM
Anyone near Wimbledon Who could pick this up if I win ?  ;)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180409940024&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180409940024&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on September 29, 2009, 09:14:35 PM
Just placed an order for a S-Video/RCA Jacks upgrade board for my Atari. Also sent an email to see if there is any 1MB memory availible to.

 
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on September 29, 2009, 09:45:10 PM
Just placed an order for a S-Video/RCA Jacks upgrade board for my Atari. Also sent an email to see if there is any 1MB memory availible to.

 
? You can add s-video by just adding one wire (adds the missing chroma line) then if you want to you can add a hand full of resistors to increase the quality of the video output
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on September 29, 2009, 09:53:10 PM
I was told I could use this in other atari's aswell. Which is the only reason why I put my name down for one. If that's the case then I'll leave it.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on September 29, 2009, 10:07:31 PM
I was told I could use this in other atari's aswell. Which is the only reason why I put my name down for one. If that's the case then I'll leave it.

Which other Ataris would you want to fit it in? the only ones I can think of are the 400 which has no monitor port and the XEGS which only has composite  output. As for the 2600/7800 etc there are better mods (VGA coming to a 2600 near you soon)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on September 29, 2009, 10:12:27 PM
As I wont be getting this board now, I think I'll pop onto atarimax and treat myself to the 32 in 1 then.

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on September 29, 2009, 10:15:36 PM
As I wont be getting this board now, I think I'll pop onto atarimax and treat myself to the 32 in 1 then.


you won't regret that decision!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on October 03, 2009, 08:09:41 PM
Won a TI994a Speech unit with a couple of carts for £20 + postage! ;)

Pleased with that!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on October 03, 2009, 08:15:41 PM
Won a TI994a Speech unit with a couple of carts for £20 + postage! ;)

Pleased with that!

Cool, "Enemy Approaching"  Quality 8)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 05, 2009, 09:22:10 AM
Picking up a CGA/EGA monitor tonight for my RM Nimbus PC!

This also means I can take out the VGA card in my IBM AT and put back in the original EGA card.  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on October 07, 2009, 09:02:53 AM
Picking up my first Freecycle aquisition tonight

Two (what I believe are) Sun Sparcstations, with scsi drives, one 18" CRT monitor and OS
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 07, 2009, 10:11:31 AM
Picking up my first Freecycle aquisition tonight

Two (what I believe are) Sun Sparcstations, with scsi drives, one 18" CRT monitor and OS

Those are my kinda machines! Can you let me know what version of Solaris it comes with as im after a copy of an older OS.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on October 07, 2009, 10:24:52 AM

Those are my kinda machines! Can you let me know what version of Solaris it comes with as im after a copy of an older OS.

I know nothing about these machines, so may well need some guidance  ;) not 100% they are working, but it's worth a try, the guy is only 5 miles down the road !
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 07, 2009, 11:02:18 AM
I will have some Sun gear at the event in november. I can show you stuff, and even try and configure yours if you bring them.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on October 08, 2009, 08:34:16 AM
Well I picked this up last night, I will try and post a photo.

But basically I got 2 towers (one I believe works, whilst the other has sacrificed parts to fix the second), Labelled Sun Ultra 10
Another case which appears to house 3 Hard drives
2 tape drives
2 keyboards and mice
Boxes of manuals and discs
The heaviest monitor I have ever lifted  :o which has a very strange connector on the end of it  :-\
It comes packaged with Solaris 7 Desktop (means nothing to me)

Everything seems to be SCSi based, which is something I've never had any involvement with before
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on October 08, 2009, 12:30:48 PM
Currently enjoying the UltraSatan - much more compatible with a lot more types/brands of SD card.  A helluva lot faster than the older SatanDisk but not yet done any write-tests via PASTI of my original game disks but I'll get there one night :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 08, 2009, 02:38:12 PM
Well I picked this up last night, I will try and post a photo.

But basically I got 2 towers (one I believe works, whilst the other has sacrificed parts to fix the second), Labelled Sun Ultra 10
Another case which appears to house 3 Hard drives
2 tape drives
2 keyboards and mice
Boxes of manuals and discs
The heaviest monitor I have ever lifted  :o which has a very strange connector on the end of it  :-\
It comes packaged with Solaris 7 Desktop (means nothing to me)

Everything seems to be SCSi based, which is something I've never had any involvement with before

Ultra 10 - nice! I used to have a ultra 20. The sun monitors are good. It will have a 13W3 type connector. Slightly different to VGA as its a sync on green interface.

They keyboard and mice will be specific to SUN too as they have extra keys.

SCSI is good! Give me a shout if you need any help.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on October 08, 2009, 02:56:24 PM
Ultra 10 - nice! I used to have a ultra 20. The sun monitors are good. It will have a 13W3 type connector. Slightly different to VGA as its a sync on green interface.

They keyboard and mice will be specific to SUN too as they have extra keys.

SCSI is good! Give me a shout if you need any help.

Im sorry AndyT I would have to disagree with you there - from a Apple Mac Professional's point of view . . . SCSI was an absolute arse, friggin terminators etc . . . what a fiddly system! and when it did work if you didnt turn it off/on in the right order you had so much shit! :( Sorry!

Andy
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on October 08, 2009, 03:02:05 PM
Might need to when I get chance to have a good look at it, so many leads, not sure what goes where  ::)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 08, 2009, 03:13:43 PM
Ultra 10 - nice! I used to have a ultra 20. The sun monitors are good. It will have a 13W3 type connector. Slightly different to VGA as its a sync on green interface.

They keyboard and mice will be specific to SUN too as they have extra keys.

SCSI is good! Give me a shout if you need any help.

Im sorry AndyT I would have to disagree with you there - from a Apple Mac Professional's point of view . . . SCSI was an absolute arse, friggin terminators etc . . . what a fiddly system! and when it did work if you didnt turn it off/on in the right order you had so much shit! :( Sorry!

Andy

Scsi is good in enterprise based systems where you need serveral disks per controller/channel. Not so good for desktops. They are damn quick.

Serial SCSI (SAS) are a lot better than the traditional SCSI.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on October 08, 2009, 03:48:37 PM
I'm a big SCSI fan too, versitile and fast for it's time, I get 25MB/s transfer rate from my UWSCSI in my A4000 8)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 08, 2009, 04:42:08 PM
I'm a big SCSI fan too, versitile and fast for it's time, I get 25MB/s transfer rate from my UWSCSI in my A4000 8)

At least someone is on my side!  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on October 08, 2009, 05:05:15 PM
Nothing about sides, more about experience . . . :)
Didn't mean anything by it . . . sorry! :)

and don't ever get me started on Syquest/Zip/Optical drives! :(

Andy

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 08, 2009, 05:28:12 PM
Scsi, IDE, Sata, SAS...

which ones best - there is only one way to find out.... FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on October 08, 2009, 05:28:55 PM
SATA II - ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 08, 2009, 05:29:25 PM
Nothing about sides, more about experience . . . :)
Didn't mean anything by it . . . sorry! :)

and don't ever get me started on Syquest/Zip/Optical drives! :(

Andy

Didnt take it personally  ;D

I got a iomega clik! today.  :D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 08, 2009, 05:29:43 PM
SATA II - ;)

Nope - SAS!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on October 08, 2009, 05:30:34 PM
LOL!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on October 08, 2009, 06:08:44 PM
I'm with AndyT on this one .... SCSI for the win :D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on October 08, 2009, 06:16:24 PM
FFS Why? So you guys really do enjoy setting up sodding dip switches, plugging it all and then finding that you needed a terminator to make it work????
I agree, one/two things plugged in, especially via UltraWideSCSi is really quick! But, after my experiences of using a couple of external HDs and A CD-Writer on an old macintosh, only to find out that one of the HDs was playing up, unplugging it all . . . plugging it all back in with new IDs - JESUS WEPT!

Surely Plug n Play - whatever it is . . . is better?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on October 08, 2009, 06:18:48 PM
and to add something more - what is the maximum amount of SCSI devices in a chain? . . . . I rest my case! :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on October 08, 2009, 06:19:13 PM
FFS Why? So you guys really do enjoy setting up sodding dip switches, plugging it all and then finding that you needed a terminator to make it work????
I agree, one/two things plugged in, especially via UltraWideSCSi is really quick! But, after my experiences of using a couple of external HDs and A CD-Writer on an old macintosh, only to find out that one of the HDs was playing up, unplugging it all . . . plugging it all back in with new IDs - JESUS WEPT!

Surely Plug n Play - whatever it is . . . is better?
Well, SCSI was implemented perfectly on the Amiga 2000 and Amiga 3000 ;)
I never had any problems (apart from knackered drives)

and to add something more - what is the maximum amount of SCSI devices in a chain?
6 per chain

. . . . I rest my case! :)
What? 6 SCSI devices per chain (well, per SCSI cable) vs. the 2 you get per IDE cable? lol :D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on October 08, 2009, 06:21:38 PM
How many devices though Woody?
Has anybody else here actually used them for work/job purposes, (NOT HOME USE) and NEVER had loads of trouble?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on October 08, 2009, 06:22:35 PM
who mentioned IDE?, i mentioned SATA or maybe even USB  . . . ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Phu on October 08, 2009, 06:42:53 PM
and to add something more - what is the maximum amount of SCSI devices in a chain?
6 per chain

Uh, exsqueeze me? If there was a limit of 6 per chain, then there would be no point in the spec having extended the ID range from 8 to 16.

There's a maximum of 8 devices (original SCSI) or 16 devices (WIDE SCSI) per chain, however you can have multiple devices on a single connector as long as they implement the spec correctly. In addition, SCSI devices can contain up to 8 "logical units". So the theoretical maximum number of addressable units on a SCSI chain is 16 * 8 = 128.

We use SCSI disks at work without issue. Though granted we use 80-way hotplug SCSI. The IDs are preset on the host and are therefore assigned to the bay the hard drive is in, rather than the hard drive itself. No jumpers required. Plus the termination is on the internal bus, so no work there.

And, if a disk fails, you simply pull the drive out, and push the new drive in. The hardware RAID takes care of remirroring the drive. Don't even have to shut down for it.

Lovely stuff is SCSI.

-- Richard
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on October 08, 2009, 06:43:23 PM
Dip switches :D classic, I haven't progressed passed jumpers yet ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on October 08, 2009, 06:44:55 PM
Okay Richard, looks like I am wrong - but I still don't like SCSI (much!)

;)  :P
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on October 08, 2009, 07:04:14 PM
I've always loved USB and portable drives / pendrives since they came out - my first was a 64MB pendrive but work at the time only had WinNT so I couldn't transfer files to/from work .. I've always got a pendrive in my pocket (oo-er!) as they're damn handy devices :)

SCSI has it's place in history and, as we're a historical computing forum, it belongs on here but I'm not a great fan of SCSI either - although it's almost always been a part of my ST life with it's cut down ASCI interface bodge (cheers Atari!) :)

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on October 08, 2009, 11:52:06 PM
Got a Dreamcast, cables, one controller, a fishing controller  :D vmu and some mad catz thing that is probably shyte for a tenner off evil bay. Anyone recommend/got any games for this thing?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on October 08, 2009, 11:57:01 PM
Loads of cool games on the Dreamcast. Sega Rally, Skies Of Arcadia, Rez and Soul Caliber are just a few.

What type of games are you into?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on October 09, 2009, 12:09:43 AM
racing, arcade, shumps,platform, offbeat weird stuff
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on October 09, 2009, 07:29:36 AM
Got a Dreamcast, cables, one controller, a fishing controller  :D vmu and some mad catz thing that is probably shyte for a tenner off evil bay. Anyone recommend/got any games for this thing?
I'd recommend Rez, Sega Rally, Soul Calibur, Street Fighter III: Third Strike
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 09, 2009, 09:04:12 AM
How many devices though Woody?
Has anybody else here actually used them for work/job purposes, (NOT HOME USE) and NEVER had loads of trouble?

Me.

Got about at least 120 of them spinning away in my SAN and servers in the server room. No problems here.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on October 09, 2009, 09:17:38 AM
racing, arcade, shumps,platform, offbeat weird stuff
For a quick blast then try

18 Wheeler
Crazy Taxi
Gauntlet Legends
House of the dead 2
Mr Driller
Sega GT

When you've got a bit more time

Resident Evil - Code Veronica
Ms Pacman Maze Madness
REZ
Power Stone
Headhunter

Some real class games for this machine !!!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on October 09, 2009, 03:17:35 PM
Best racing games on the Dreamcast IMO are Ferrari 355 and Metropolis Street Racer 8)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on October 09, 2009, 04:00:09 PM
racing, arcade, shumps,platform, offbeat weird stuff
For a quick blast then try

18 Wheeler
Crazy Taxi
Gauntlet Legends
House of the dead 2
Mr Driller
Sega GT

When you've got a bit more time

Resident Evil - Code Veronica
Ms Pacman Maze Madness
REZ
Power Stone
Headhunter

Some real class games for this machine !!!


Forgot all about Power Stone. Excellent game and its also worth buying it on the PSP.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on October 09, 2009, 04:08:39 PM
Jusr been given a Amstrad CPC464 and MP-2 modulator for free off a member from another forum. Should receive it some time next week  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on October 12, 2009, 11:42:24 PM
Got given some systems at the weekend. Ones I am gonna keep are:

Acorn 3000 with Monitor and Mouse and some disks
Acorn Electron (No PSU or leads)
Toshiba MSX HX-10 64k (No leads)

As well as the following I am not gonna keep:
Commodore Plus 4
Two Commodore 16's
Two Spectrum +2
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on October 13, 2009, 09:50:05 PM
Being cheeky bit if one of the Commodore 16's and the Plus 4 are looking for a good free home  ;)

The Commodore's are really starting to grow on me...
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 13, 2009, 10:24:41 PM
Picked up 2 * Sun Ultra 10s, 1 * Ultra 1 "Creator 3d" and a load of SCSI drives tonight.  ;D

1 Ultra 10 has a PC card installed with a 400Mhz AMD CPU and some very advanced 3D card.

Im getting rid of 1 of the ultra 10s and maybe the Ultra 1
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on October 13, 2009, 11:48:03 PM
Sort of retro as it will be used to play retro games ;D
(http://www.dingoo888.co.uk/dingooorange2.jpg)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: retroking on October 16, 2009, 03:38:12 PM
got given these by my dad just as someone was about to throw this bundle in the bin.

ACORN ELECTRON complete with psu and a big fat tape deck,boxed joystick,leather keyboard cover,boxed s-j interface and about 15 boxed games.

COMMODORE 16 starter pack boxed and complete

COMMODORE 16+4 unboxed but complete

sadly no games came with the commodores  :(
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on October 16, 2009, 05:39:15 PM
Talk to AndyRCM about C16 games :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on October 16, 2009, 05:51:35 PM
I am looking for a copy of "Tablets of Hippocrates" on the C16/Plus 4 if anyone has a copy?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on October 16, 2009, 06:05:08 PM
Decided its time to buy one those PS2 mouse interfaces for the Atari ST, as I can't be doing with my Logic 3 mouse anymore.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on October 16, 2009, 07:46:20 PM
Decided its time to buy one those PS2 mouse interfaces for the Atari ST, as I can't be doing with my Logic 3 mouse anymore.


Good job I've got a spare one and a PS1 joystick adapter :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on October 17, 2009, 07:14:53 PM
Received my MMBeeb adapter today  :) Will have a play with it tomorrow.

Decided its time to buy one those PS2 mouse interfaces for the Atari ST, as I can't be doing with my Logic 3 mouse anymore.


Good job I've got a spare one and a PS1 joystick adapter :)

Does that mean you interested in selling it? or should I just go ahead and buy one off techie_alison?

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 17, 2009, 08:00:52 PM
Just won a Vectrex, two controllers & 4 games (Bezerk, Clean Sweep, Armour Attack & Flipper Pinball). Looks like the overlays are present too.

Hoping that £47 was a good price? If not, my wife will kill me  ;D



Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on October 17, 2009, 08:04:06 PM
Just won a Vectrex, two controllers & 4 games (Bezerk, Clean Sweep, Armour Attack & Flipper Pinball). Looks like the overlays are present too.

Hoping that £47 was a good price? If not, my wife will kill me  ;D

That's a good price compared to the one's I've watched recently! Wish I found one like that.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 17, 2009, 08:39:04 PM
Thanks mate, been after one since becoming addicted to the one brought to RCM May and Retro Reunited.

Now to find a multicart !

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on October 17, 2009, 08:44:06 PM
Best ask Starship as he has a multicart for the Vectrex. I think there's a link to one on the Flash/SD adapter thread to.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on October 18, 2009, 06:51:26 PM
That's a pretty good price I must say, especially with the games and overlays, not played the pinball, but got the other 3 as well as Bezerk and Scramble, both class  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on October 19, 2009, 10:36:59 PM
Just bought myself four games for the Atari ST off the Atari forum.

Treasure island dizzy - sealed
R Type 2 - sealed
Bubble bobble
Operation wolf
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on October 20, 2009, 08:05:51 AM
Just bought myself four games for the Atari ST off the Atari forum.

Treasure island dizzy - sealed
R Type 2 - sealed
Bubble bobble
Operation wolf

Obviously depends what sort of price you paid for them, but I've got a couple of sealed games (Star Raiders for the Atrai 2600 with keypads, Hampstead for the Spectrum), and my only thought is do you really want to open them, and if not are they worth owning ?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on October 21, 2009, 08:55:20 AM
Just bought myself four games for the Atari ST off the Atari forum.

Treasure island dizzy - sealed
NICE! ;D I have the ST version and I'm impressed with it (I actually have the 'Dizzy Collection' for ST, in mint condition)

R Type 2 - sealed
Bubble bobble
Operation wolf
I've not played the ST versions of the above ..... any good?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on October 21, 2009, 09:04:01 AM
Still waiting for them to arrive. I've played bubble bobble and operation wolf the ST, both play very well. I'm mostly looking forward to trying out R-Type 2.

Treasure island dizzy is good on the ST but I prefer them on the C64.

The wild bunch remake for the C64 arrived yesturday, so I'm lookng forward to playing that aswell.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on October 21, 2009, 09:41:14 AM
Still waiting for them to arrive. I've played bubble bobble and operation wolf the ST, both play very well. I'm mostly looking forward to trying out R-Type 2.
From what I've seen, R-Type 2 is impressive ..... but my copy don't work, it freezes at the title screen ???
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 21, 2009, 09:11:00 PM
Am falling in love with my Vectrex.

Can't believe the price of additional game controllers are fetching on eBay and £XX for a plastic Mine Sweeper overlay..whoa!

Makes me happy I only paid £47 for this lot.

Regards

StiGGy



Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on October 21, 2009, 09:13:06 PM
That's in great condition and well worth the price. Wish I had that  :(
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on October 21, 2009, 09:22:40 PM
Just browsing the Atariage forum and came across this link

http://www.chasethechuckwagon.com/item.cgi?show_item=0000214357

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on October 21, 2009, 09:36:10 PM
I wonder, can you count a few old PC motherboards (we're talking Pentium 2/Pentium 3) as retro?
Didn't buy as such, more 'given' them.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 21, 2009, 09:52:12 PM
Thanks for the link re multicart!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on October 23, 2009, 09:46:49 PM
My latest ebay purchase

Amstrad 6128 with colour monitor & joystick, apparently it won't load off disk (possible broken belt ?)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/15/!Bcuvy2w!Wk~$(KGrHqEH-D0EquEbDjSjBK1yd1d-r!~~_12.JPG)

Got to pick it up on Sunday from Bury



Oh.........and the cost...........well...........


A whopping........................99 pence !!!!  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 23, 2009, 11:06:56 PM
Bargain! :)

You can get a new belt for £1. Dead easy to replace.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 23, 2009, 11:07:54 PM
I wonder, can you count a few old PC motherboards (we're talking Pentium 2/Pentium 3) as retro?
Didn't buy as such, more 'given' them.

Not really  :D - retro PCs are 486 and older to me...
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on October 24, 2009, 11:45:58 PM
Thanks for the link re multicart!
I think Richards Vectrex Flash Cart is better
http://www.vectrex.biz/
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 25, 2009, 09:14:20 AM
Thanks again, deff will take a look.

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on October 25, 2009, 11:56:42 AM
Thanks for the link re multicart!
I think Richards Vectrex Flash Cart is better
http://www.vectrex.biz/

I like this one the best:
72 Game Multicart
£29.99 - £49.99
http://vectrex.playntradeonline.com/multicart.html
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on October 25, 2009, 11:58:03 AM
Bargain! :)

You can get a new belt for £1. Dead easy to replace.

But that would cost more than he paid for the computer  :o
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 25, 2009, 02:49:03 PM
Bargain! :)

You can get a new belt for £1. Dead easy to replace.

But that would cost more than he paid for the computer  :o

But a working drive would improve the value of the machine. Now worth more than £1.99 (Before any says - yes worth more than £2! )
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on October 25, 2009, 03:21:48 PM
Well got the Amstrad, haven't had chance to set it up and try it yet, and the guy wouldn't even take the 99p from me, so a free computer !!!!

and as someone on here has been quoted as saying

Quote from: AndyRCM
FOOK ME !

But it's only bloody boxed as well, including the monitor !!!!  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 25, 2009, 07:30:22 PM
Quote
I like this one the best:
72 Game Multicart
£29.99 - £49.99
http://vectrex.playntradeonline.com/multicart.html

Thanks again, have emailed the 'raven's retro nest' to see when the next batch is available (or if they have any spare for sale). Just awaiting a response.

The week before i picked up my Vectrex i saw one on eBay but forgot all about it until after the bidding closed. It went for about £9.00 :-(
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on October 25, 2009, 09:02:00 PM
£47 is still a good price with the second controller and the other bits you got. They generally reach around £50.

The £9 one might have had a fault or problem or something (like both of mine do!)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on October 25, 2009, 09:04:55 PM
Well got the Amstrad, haven't had chance to set it up and try it yet, and the guy wouldn't even take the 99p from me, so a free computer !!!!

and as someone on here has been quoted as saying

Quote from: AndyRCM
FOOK ME !

But it's only bloody boxed as well, including the monitor !!!!  ;D

If you see any more, let me know  ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on October 25, 2009, 09:20:37 PM
Quote
I like this one the best:
72 Game Multicart
£29.99 - £49.99
http://vectrex.playntradeonline.com/multicart.html

Thanks again, have emailed the 'raven's retro nest' to see when the next batch is available (or if they have any spare for sale). Just awaiting a response.


I am sure they will make more, but if you get stuck, I also have a Vecflash which I do not use that I would sell for £40 (normally $80).

Or failing that ask Phu to make something using this guide:
http://vgcollect.freehosting.net/vec_multi_prn.pdf

Only joking Phu ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on October 26, 2009, 08:15:16 AM
Accidentally bought a Colecovision with Atarimax 128-in-1 cart ::)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on October 26, 2009, 09:47:10 AM
Accidentally bought a Colecovision with Atarimax 128-in-1 cart ::)

What did you pay?


Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on October 26, 2009, 11:08:00 AM
£79+Shipping, probably a bit high, but I would want the 128-in-1 if I bought a console anyway and they are £80 at current exchange rate
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on October 26, 2009, 11:56:36 AM
Accidentally bought a Colecovision with Atarimax 128-in-1 cart ::)

Just how 'Accidental' was this purchase  :P
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on October 26, 2009, 12:09:10 PM
well I put in an offer at £20 below the BIN price, not really expecting it to be accepted :o
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on October 26, 2009, 02:01:15 PM
Should be good though with the AtariMax cart 8)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on October 26, 2009, 06:16:52 PM
well I put in an offer at £20 below the BIN price, not really expecting it to be accepted :o

I'm sure I've seen the atarimax cart selling for $100+ and that's on its own. That's a great buy
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: thx1138 on October 30, 2009, 05:36:56 PM
today in a charidee shop i bought a dodgy looking  EMU cd with 3,000 speccy games on it, with full emulators for Amiga and Windows.  :-X
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 30, 2009, 05:38:31 PM
More freecycle goodies.  ;D

Apple Macintosh IIci
Apple Quadra 950
Philips CM8833-II
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on October 30, 2009, 06:02:24 PM
Cool Quadra 950, what a beastie :o
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 30, 2009, 07:25:23 PM
72-1 Vectrex Multicart @£19.99. Hope is dodges the RM strike action.

Regards

StiGGY

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 30, 2009, 10:15:49 PM
Cool Quadra 950, what a beastie :o

Its a beastie. Going to power it up soon!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 30, 2009, 11:04:09 PM
Damn you Apple and you non standard and expensive PRAM batteries....  >:(

IIci booted ok - 950 needs a battery and a SCSI hard disk. Will sort something over the weekend.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on October 30, 2009, 11:05:48 PM
If you're in need of SCSI hard drives, I've got quite a few!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 31, 2009, 01:58:02 PM
If you're in need of SCSI hard drives, I've got quite a few!

Im lacking in 50 pin drives at the moment. Ive got loads of 80 and 68 pin drives!

So any spares would be good.  ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 31, 2009, 02:18:49 PM
My latest ebay purchase

Amstrad 6128 with colour monitor & joystick, apparently it won't load off disk (possible broken belt ?)

Got to pick it up on Sunday from Bury

Oh.........and the cost...........well...........


A whopping........................99 pence !!!!  ;D

A friend of mine just sold his 6128 to a guy in the states - it went for £90!!!!!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on October 31, 2009, 06:11:47 PM
I just bought 2 new boxed Mega Blaster Joysticks made by Konix for £5.99 each off the EBay. The main shafts look a bit like speedkings, but with fire buttons in the normal place. Interesting. i never knew these existed.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on October 31, 2009, 09:30:51 PM
If you're in need of SCSI hard drives, I've got quite a few!

Im lacking in 50 pin drives at the moment. Ive got loads of 80 and 68 pin drives!

So any spares would be good.  ;)
I'll have a look, as I'm sure I've got a few 50pin SCSI drives kicking around.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on November 02, 2009, 06:28:28 PM
Won this on ebay last night

Hudson Soft Joypad



Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 02, 2009, 07:39:36 PM
Mr Royal Mail delivered my Vectrex 72-1 Multicartridge today. Tried to briefly to ensure it works and will sit down for a proper play later on this evening. For £19.99, cracking buy..



Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on November 02, 2009, 07:45:01 PM
Nice one . . . what games are actually on the cart Steve?

Andy
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 02, 2009, 07:58:48 PM
Here you go, the list seems exact to what's on the cart. Not got through them all yet but Patriots (Missile Command) plays really well.

Quote
http://vectrex.playntradeonline.com/

Regards

Steve
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on November 02, 2009, 08:35:19 PM
Very, VERY tempting !!!!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 02, 2009, 08:41:34 PM
Yep, for £20 can't go wrong really. Good quality build & nice menu navigation. Just need to find a case to fit because i don't really want to use a working original cartridge case. Got an old c64 Action Replay cart that no longer working so might use that..or might nip into Maplins at the weekend and have a look at there DIY project cases.

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on November 03, 2009, 12:08:13 AM
great price, now I just need a vectrex ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on November 03, 2009, 11:10:30 AM
great price, now I just need a vectrex ;D

Is that to go along with the Dreamcast, Amiga and MSX ?  :P
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on November 03, 2009, 11:46:39 AM
lol
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on November 03, 2009, 08:21:20 PM
my mario paint for the snes turned up today won it on ebay 4 weeks ago 
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 03, 2009, 09:38:57 PM
Few shots of the Vectrex Multicart if any one is interested?

The homebrew arcade clones are really good. Especially Frogger, Missile Command and what appears to be Discs of Tron.

Will bring to RCM Nov if anyone wants a look?

Regards

StiGGy

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on November 04, 2009, 09:21:28 AM
Did I mention the Atari Flashback 2 (just arrived ;D)
Swapped for a Sears Video Arcade Driving Controller (Atari VCS) ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on November 04, 2009, 09:26:43 AM
Just bought TRON Solar Sailor for the Intellivision, one of the rare ones that use the intellivoice cart/adaptor, now got two out of the 5 carts that use this, on the look out for the other 3 !!  ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on November 04, 2009, 01:30:43 PM
My latest purchase ..... BLANK TAPES :D

Some of my old CPC games have got a little bit knackered, but I have .CDT images, and a way of transferring the games back to a real tape, for use in my CPC 464 :D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on November 04, 2009, 02:39:42 PM
and a way of transferring the games back to a real tape, for use in my CPC 464 :D

Woody,

Do you have another way, rather than connecting the PC speaker out to the Stereo/tape recorder ?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on November 04, 2009, 03:00:56 PM
Ive hooked up my MSX to my iphone before. Had WAV files on it! :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on November 04, 2009, 04:13:23 PM
and a way of transferring the games back to a real tape, for use in my CPC 464 :D

Woody,

Do you have another way, rather than connecting the PC speaker out to the Stereo/tape recorder ?
YES!
What I do is ..... I use WinTZX to convert the Amstrad CDT file (but will also work with a Spectrum TZX file) to a WAV .... then I burn that to a CD-RW (as I don't intend to keep a CD copy) .... finally, using a HIGH QUALITY CD PLAYER & TAPE DECK, I record the contents of the CD onto a tape.
I must stress the use of HIGH QUALITY equipment. Them crappy little tape machines that people normally plug into their Spectrum/Amstrad/Oric etc. are not good enough.
I use a Sony hi-fi seperate CD player and a Sony hi-fi seperate tape deck. Make sure the recording level is set high (but not max, otherwise it'll distort the recording, I find having it bang in the middle is good enough) and make sure all effects (equaliser, dolby NR etc.) are all turned OFF!
Doing the above will create a perfectly good recording of the data.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Rinoa on November 07, 2009, 09:33:46 PM
I got Super Pitfall II for the NES (a previously unreleased game) a couple of weeks ago from Nintendo Age (http://www.nintendoage.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=6&threadid=24446&highlight_key=y&keyword1=super%20pitfall%20ii). That'll go nicely with the rest of my NES collection!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on November 09, 2009, 06:13:40 PM
Picked up the free Amstrad I was given off another forum today. Needs a bit of cleaning and to find some of my old games.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on November 09, 2009, 06:38:37 PM
Comes with the Modulator as well by the looks of it !!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on November 09, 2009, 06:42:18 PM
Not got the room for the telly so it was handy having the modulator with it. Just starting cleaning it up, looks really good. This was the first computer I owned so I'm looking forward to playing some of my old games (If I can remember how to load them  :D).
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on November 09, 2009, 06:58:37 PM
You need a RGB scart cable for that!  ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on November 09, 2009, 09:40:29 PM
You need a RGB scart cable for that!  ;)

I know a man who might be helpful in that department!!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on November 09, 2009, 09:40:42 PM
I've got lots of games, and possibly quite a few duplicates.
Let me know if you want any.

I'm also in the stages of making a compilation tape for Amstrad CPC 464, so I can sort you out with that too if you want.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on November 09, 2009, 10:31:11 PM
You need a RGB scart cable for that!  ;)

Do I just use the power cable from the modulator and then use an RGB cable from the computer to the tv? Or do you mean alter
the aerial cable on the modulator to a scart?

I've got lots of games, and possibly quite a few duplicates.
Let me know if you want any.

I'm also in the stages of making a compilation tape for Amstrad CPC 464, so I can sort you out with that too if you want.

Woody, if you have some duplicates I'll take them off you please. Let me know what you have and how much they are.

Thanks
 
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on November 09, 2009, 10:37:05 PM
You use the modulator for power, and the scart cable goes from the CPC to the monitor.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on November 10, 2009, 08:38:17 AM
Or you can just use the RF output from the modulator  :P
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on November 10, 2009, 09:03:27 AM
Or you can just use the RF output from the modulator  :P

ewwwwwww :D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on November 10, 2009, 09:58:38 AM
Or you can just use the RF output from the modulator  :P
ewwwwwww :D
My thoughts exactly ...... the RF modulator, altough it works, produces quite a fuzzy output (well, mine does anyway)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on November 10, 2009, 10:00:07 AM
I've got lots of games, and possibly quite a few duplicates.
Let me know if you want any.

I'm also in the stages of making a compilation tape for Amstrad CPC 464, so I can sort you out with that too if you want.
Woody, if you have some duplicates I'll take them off you please. Let me know what you have and how much they are.
Thanks
I'll have a look through what I have either tonight or tomorrow and will let you know.
Not really made my mind up on price tbh, but it'll probably be cheap.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on November 10, 2009, 05:48:13 PM
Or you can just use the RF output from the modulator  :P
ewwwwwww :D
My thoughts exactly ...... the RF modulator, altough it works, produces quite a fuzzy output (well, mine does anyway)

I've tried the RF lead and it works fine but like Woody said its a bit fuzzy.

I've got lots of games, and possibly quite a few duplicates.
Let me know if you want any.

I'm also in the stages of making a compilation tape for Amstrad CPC 464, so I can sort you out with that too if you want.
Woody, if you have some duplicates I'll take them off you please. Let me know what you have and how much they are.
Thanks
I'll have a look through what I have either tonight or tomorrow and will let you know.
Not really made my mind up on price tbh, but it'll probably be cheap.

Thanks
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on November 12, 2009, 03:49:10 PM
Quote from: Blackpanther
I've got lots of games, and possibly quite a few duplicates.
Let me know if you want any.
I'm also in the stages of making a compilation tape for Amstrad CPC 464, so I can sort you out with that too if you want.
Woody, if you have some duplicates I'll take them off you please. Let me know what you have and how much they are.
Thanks
I'll have a look through what I have either tonight or tomorrow and will let you know.
Not really made my mind up on price tbh, but it'll probably be cheap.
Right, I've sent you a PM (well, I will have done in about 2 minutes) with a list of duplicates/don't play I have.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on November 12, 2009, 07:52:23 PM
Nice one Woody...you have a PM.

Thanks
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on November 12, 2009, 08:00:27 PM
Im sure I will have a few spare tapes too!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on November 14, 2009, 02:30:32 PM
Arrived this morning
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 14, 2009, 03:49:01 PM
Very nice, is 'Empire Strikes Back' in there?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on November 14, 2009, 03:51:11 PM
Its a programming book with 21 games to write and play using BASIC. Looks very basic but fun so I thought I'd give it a go.

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on November 15, 2009, 09:37:45 PM
Not much really  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on November 15, 2009, 10:01:16 PM
Well, I bought the following today:
and the rest was given/traded/whatever, including the following
Also, the following parted company with me:
... and to top it all off, I came back with more money than I left with :D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on November 15, 2009, 10:22:21 PM
Not much really  ;D
Nice haul there mate, lmk if you need any 7800 games
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on November 15, 2009, 10:27:12 PM
Not much really  ;D
Nice haul there mate, lmk if you need any 7800 games

I'm really pleased with the items I picked up. The 7800 has no power lead so that's the first thing I need to sort out, then I'll be after some games  ;D.  What time did you leave? I seen you carry some stuff out but that was early. Oh and before I forget, my Nuxx is working fine with my 800  ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: resident paul on November 15, 2009, 11:06:14 PM
Got lots of freebies today thanks to 1200xl & PJ
Also woody for buying a sony vaio laptop for £100
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on November 15, 2009, 11:47:30 PM
Not much really  ;D
Nice haul there mate, lmk if you need any 7800 games

I'm really pleased with the items I picked up. The 7800 has no power lead so that's the first thing I need to sort out, then I'll be after some games  ;D.  What time did you leave? I seen you carry some stuff out but that was early. Oh and before I forget, my Nuxx is working fine with my 800  ;)
had to go about 3 ish, youngest daughter was ill and wanted daddy.

Power supply for the 7800- easiest way would be to de-solder the original one and replace it with something a bit more modern, the Atari PSU has an impossible to find connector. Other option is if I can find a spate USA power supply I could cut the cable off and you could graft it on to a power supply.
I'll have a look at what games I have spare and let you know. You'll be wanting a cuttle cart 2 next :o
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on November 18, 2009, 12:48:46 PM
Not much really  ;D
Nice haul there mate, lmk if you need any 7800 games

I'm really pleased with the items I picked up. The 7800 has no power lead so that's the first thing I need to sort out, then I'll be after some games  ;D.  What time did you leave? I seen you carry some stuff out but that was early. Oh and before I forget, my Nuxx is working fine with my 800  ;)
had to go about 3 ish, youngest daughter was ill and wanted daddy.

Power supply for the 7800- easiest way would be to de-solder the original one and replace it with something a bit more modern, the Atari PSU has an impossible to find connector. Other option is if I can find a spate USA power supply I could cut the cable off and you could graft it on to a power supply.
I'll have a look at what games I have spare and let you know. You'll be wanting a cuttle cart 2 next :o

Cuttle Cart 2 = Yes Please :D

Had a quick look on eBay, there's a power supply on there for £4.99 + £2.99 P&P. I didn't pay anything for the console so paying £8 seems fare enough, although I think I'll hold on for now.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on November 22, 2009, 06:38:03 PM
Not a computer or console related item but I just bought toggle switches, wires and soldering kit. I'm going to pop a switch onto the ST so I can choose if I want the external disk drive or external disk drive as the main one (and floppy emulator). Also I can use the soldering kit for the 8Bit 32-1 OS when it arrives.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on November 22, 2009, 06:50:34 PM
Bought a light gun for me Dreamcast and my wife bought be an RGB scart lead for the Saturn ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on November 22, 2009, 06:58:02 PM
What games do you have for the Dreamcast? Here's a few that's worth looking at.

MDK 2
Power Stone 1 & 2
Sega Rally
Sonic Adventure
Soul Calibur
Worms Armageddon

Not a big fan of Tennis but Virtua Tennis 2 is also worth looking at.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on November 22, 2009, 07:11:15 PM
Tee Off is a great party game for the Dreamcast too.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: sirmorris on November 25, 2009, 04:57:54 PM
I've just bought:

Amstrad 6128 + monitor + printer

Einstein TC01

Einstein 256

Dunno how I'm going to make the room .. :P

Naturally, SD card interfaces will be in the offing ...
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on November 25, 2009, 05:13:05 PM
Einstein 256

NICE!  :D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on November 26, 2009, 08:51:01 AM
Bought Tutankham cart for the Atari 2600 off fleabay for £2, according to atariage, this is classed as scarce on their rarity list, boxed copy as well  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on November 30, 2009, 12:07:22 AM
Bought a French Colecovision, these baby's have RGB scart connectors instead of crappy RF ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on November 30, 2009, 05:09:13 PM
Bought a French Colecovision, these baby's have RGB scart connectors instead of crappy RF ;D

If you see another one, please let me know  ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on December 01, 2009, 09:14:15 AM
Bought a French Colecovision, these baby's have RGB scart connectors instead of crappy RF ;D

If you see another one, please let me know  ;)

Yes NOT AT ALL JEALOUS !!!!!!!!1  :P
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on December 03, 2009, 12:00:51 AM
Bought another French Atari 7800, RGB Scart baby ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on December 04, 2009, 08:31:01 PM
Mega ste4 complete with disk drive, disks, manuals etc. :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on December 04, 2009, 08:32:15 PM
Just got a Ultrasatan!  :D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on December 04, 2009, 09:34:42 PM
A few good buys recently....

Boxed Acorn Electron  :)

4x Atari 7800 Games:
Dark Chambers - cart only
Ms Pac-Man - Boxed, cart & instructions
Alien Brigade - Boxed, cart & instructions
Crossbow - Boxed, cart & instructions

Oric branded joystick (for my Oric!!!)

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on December 06, 2009, 10:54:18 PM
Just bought a Atari ST Xformer (Emulates 400/800/XL/XE 8-Bit) for my ST  8)

Not sure if you guys have seen or heard about one of these before. Its basically an emulator for the Atari ST, which turns your ST into a 400/800/XL/XE computer. The disk came with a cable (DMA- SIO) that allowed you to use a 1050 disk drive on the ST. It was released in 1988 and I think they made a PC version a few years back that also allowed you to connect a 1050 disk drive.

Never heard of one before but I've just bought one from somone I know on another forum.  Its in the US so its going take a while to arrive...Will post some pictures when comes.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on December 06, 2009, 10:57:06 PM
Just bought a Atari ST Xformer (Emulates 400/800/XL/XE 8-Bit) for my ST  8)

Not sure if you guys have seen or heard about one of these before. Its basically an emulator for the Atari ST, which turns your ST into a 400/800/XL/XE computer. The disk came with a cable (DMA- SIO) that allowed you to use a 1050 disk drive on the ST. It was released in 1988 and I think they made a PC version a few years back that also allowed you to connect a 1050 disk drive.

Never heard of one before but I've just bought one from somone I know on another forum.  Its in the US so its going take a while to arrive...Will post some pictures when comes.

that sounds great
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on December 07, 2009, 07:33:28 PM
Finally got myself a NeoGeo Pocket Colour case today  :) . Very hard to get hold of so when someone was selling one for £7 delivered on Retro Gamer I jumped at the chance. It arrived today and I'm very pleased with it.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on December 12, 2009, 09:54:44 PM
I now have a sega saturn thanks to ebay!

£21 with 11 games. Local too so no p&p :)

   1. Fifa 97 with book
   2. Clockwork Knight with book
   3. Clockwork Knight 2  book missing
   4. Croc with book
   5. PGA Tour 97 with book
   6. Daytona USA with book
   7. Worldwide Soccer 97 with book
   8. Tomb Raider with book
   9. Euro 96 book missing
  10. Street Racer with book
  11. GEX book missing
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on December 19, 2009, 07:32:06 PM
I just bought Commodore 64GS cartridge console and it come with .Battle command,Batman the movie,Robocop 2 and Robocop 3 cartridge.

VERY NICE! ;D  I am looking forward to it :)

Just saw C128 computer for £185! Whoa!  :o
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on December 20, 2009, 01:10:10 PM
I seen that on eBay. Nice system and a great buy.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on December 24, 2009, 12:11:46 AM
well my French systems turned up today, despite breaking a few of my own rules, namely

both the Colecovision and the 7800 work!!, super nice RGB video output on both. The joysticks on the CV don't want to go right, but I think I can fix that little problem ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on December 24, 2009, 06:40:17 PM
Demons of Topaz for the C64   8) coolest & toughest platform game ever!!! Bought off Evilbay for £2  :-\
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on December 30, 2009, 05:00:29 PM
Just bought 6 Games Carts for the Commodore Max.

I don't even own a Commodore Max  :D

But the games carts for the Max are rarer than the machines themselves and they also work in the C64  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on January 04, 2010, 02:39:00 AM
Just bought one of these for my TurboGrafx:

http://www.ic2005.com/shop/product.php?productid=62&cat=0&page=1
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on January 04, 2010, 11:51:00 AM
Just bought one of these for my TurboGrafx:

http://www.ic2005.com/shop/product.php?productid=62&cat=0&page=1
very nice
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on January 04, 2010, 12:06:46 PM
Just bought one of these for my TurboGrafx:

http://www.ic2005.com/shop/product.php?productid=62&cat=0&page=1

What a great bit of kit . . . what did it cost you in UK pounds? including postage? ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Womble on January 04, 2010, 12:23:02 PM
A whopping 2 quids worth of bits for a homemade cable for the PC-to-Roland Synth module I repaired, this little thing is awesome now I can pump some data to it, looking forward to getting it hooked up to the Atari ST and Notator sometime soon, that and the midi keyboard I found and fixed too :)

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on January 04, 2010, 02:12:54 PM
Just bought one of these for my TurboGrafx:

http://www.ic2005.com/shop/product.php?productid=62&cat=0&page=1

I would like one of those for my GT.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on January 06, 2010, 05:13:00 PM
Just bought one of these for my TurboGrafx:

http://www.ic2005.com/shop/product.php?productid=62&cat=0&page=1

What a great bit of kit . . . what did it cost you in UK pounds? including postage? ;)

£81.88 GBP through Paypal. The price $129.00 includes postage to the UK!. I decided to get the cheaper one without the battery backup, as it seems only a few games need the battery backup, and I don't play those kind of games.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on January 06, 2010, 05:15:31 PM
Just bought a pair of Speedking Joysticks for the Commodore 16 (Yes, they have the little round DIN connectors!) and a set of CX50 Keyboard Controllers for the Atari 2600.

I am spending far too much money I don't have at the moment.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Rinoa on January 10, 2010, 01:55:08 PM
Bought some complete Master System games yesterday:

Castle of Illusion
The Flintstones
Sonic 2
Asterix
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: ukretrogamer on January 11, 2010, 09:26:37 AM
Just bought one of these for my TurboGrafx:

http://www.ic2005.com/shop/product.php?productid=62&cat=0&page=1
Wow. Didn't even know something like this existed for the PC Engine.

Just a few questions...

1. How well does it work?
2. Is it easy to load the games onto?
3. How many games can be put on at once?
4. does it take the standard .PCE files or do they need to be converted to another format?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on January 15, 2010, 11:21:41 AM
Ive got a few new machines recently...

Sharp MZ-700
Nintendo 64
Cobalt Raq2 web server
Amstrad 1512DD 8086 based PC.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on January 15, 2010, 01:31:08 PM
Just got USA SNES "Illusion of Gaia" cart.

It won't boot on my PAL addapted USA SNES without using a bridge adapter!!! All other US games seem to work ok  ???
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on January 16, 2010, 01:11:40 AM
Just bought one of these for my TurboGrafx:

http://www.ic2005.com/shop/product.php?productid=62&cat=0&page=1
Wow. Didn't even know something like this existed for the PC Engine.

Just a few questions...

1. How well does it work?
2. Is it easy to load the games onto?
3. How many games can be put on at once?
4. does it take the standard .PCE files or do they need to be converted to another format?

1. Very well, although it took a few times to get it to work. But worked fine after wiping the contacts.
2. Yup, it comes with a special USB reader which you insert the flash card into. The drivers and software are on the CD that comes with it.
3. I think its 64 games or 128MB worth, although Street Fighter 2 takes up 20MB on its own.
4. Yup the standard PCE files and it takes both Jap and USA games. You just need to tell it whether you are going to use it in a USA/European TurboGrafx or Jap PCE when you flash the games across.

The only bad thing is you can't amend it or view what's on the card on the PC. It wipes it everytime before flashing games across, which is a pain if you just want to add a game to it and keep all the other games on it. Still a lovely bit of kit, but not perfect.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on January 16, 2010, 06:30:44 PM
Just got USA SNES "Illusion of Gaia" cart.

It won't boot on my PAL addapted USA SNES without using a bridge adapter!!! All other US games seem to work ok  ???

Just won SNES PAL "Illusion of Time".

Think I have all the SNES RPG's I want now....unless someone knows of any great one's i'm missing???

I've got:

Zelda
Soul Blazer
Secret of Mana
Mario RPG
Illusion of Gaia
Illusion of Time
...think I've got Actraiser too...can't remember now!!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on January 16, 2010, 07:13:59 PM
Chrono trigger, Earthbound, Terranigma, Secret Of Evermore, Brain Lord, The 7th Saga and all the Final Fantasy games.

I've played Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, very good game however it is far to easy. We have Secret Of Evermore (PAL) which we have not played yet but I've heard great things about it.

Earthbound and Terranigma  are regarded as the best RPG games in the US on the Snes but are expensive to buy.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on January 17, 2010, 07:53:21 PM
Just bought a pair of Speedking Joysticks for the Commodore 16 (Yes, they have the little round DIN connectors!)

OK - I am now very upset and pissed off about this. I won them for £2.20 from EBay on the 5th Jan (a bargain!). They have not arrived so I contacted the seller a few days back, who replied saying they had been sent and should have arrived by now.

Today I got a EBay message from the seller:

Quote
Dear Steve,
Im sorry for the delay and regret to tell you that it is my fault that you havent recieved this item,Iv some how mixed up the address stickers and its gone to a different address, Im trying to contact that address, But at the same time I have refunded your payment untill I can get a responce, Once again I appologise for any inconvenience
Kind Regards

So he has refunded the payment, but I wanted the joysticks! And surely if the address labels were mixed up, shouldn't I have got the item meant for the other seller?   ::)

Anyway, latest purchases are a French Colecovision and a French 7800  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on January 25, 2010, 04:26:57 PM
Picked these up yesterday.

K&N Acoustic Coupler - http://retrocomputers.wordpress.com/2010/01/24/addition-kn-acoustic-coupler/
Megadrive & 5 games - http://retrocomputers.wordpress.com/2010/01/24/addition-sega-mega-drive-5-games/
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: resident paul on January 25, 2010, 05:54:08 PM
I pick 2 more mbx games from ebay(USA)
Baseball & I'm Hiding both with inlays.
Can't wait for them to be shipped! :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on January 26, 2010, 12:51:09 AM
Just bought a pair of Speedking Joysticks for the Commodore 16 (Yes, they have the little round DIN connectors!)

OK - I am now very upset and pissed off about this. I won them for £2.20 from EBay on the 5th Jan (a bargain!). They have not arrived so I contacted the seller a few days back, who replied saying they had been sent and should have arrived by now.

Today I got a EBay message from the seller:

Quote
Dear Steve,
Im sorry for the delay and regret to tell you that it is my fault that you havent recieved this item,Iv some how mixed up the address stickers and its gone to a different address, Im trying to contact that address, But at the same time I have refunded your payment untill I can get a responce, Once again I appologise for any inconvenience
Kind Regards

So he has refunded the payment, but I wanted the joysticks! And surely if the address labels were mixed up, shouldn't I have got the item meant for the other seller?   ::)

Anyway, latest purchases are a French Colecovision and a French 7800  :)

see this type of thing being reported more and more. The guy probably did'nt get the [rce he wanted or got a snide side deal. Mixing up the labels is a bollox excuse. Give it a couple of weeks and they will be re-listed on ebay!
Neg him now while you have the chance.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on January 28, 2010, 06:09:16 PM
Just won a Atari Flashback on ebay for £3.99. Still boxed and hardly used.

Local pickup too!  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on January 28, 2010, 11:24:05 PM
A complete boxed (but well used) Atari XEGS.+ 1010 data recorder  £6.50+£6.10 shipping. It arrived this morning in two parcels, the 1010 cost £4.40 to ship and the XEGS cost £9.75.
I recon I got a bargain ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on January 29, 2010, 09:09:44 AM
Got 4 ZX microdrive carts/tapes complete with the original Sinclair case (3 are original Sinclair QL ones 2 x Abacus & 1 x Quill), all for the seriously expensive price of £2.49 including postage !  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on January 29, 2010, 09:11:57 AM
Nice one! ;) Some lovely kit going for good money - this is how Ebay should be - not over inflated prices all of the time.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on January 29, 2010, 10:36:32 AM
Just bought something ive wanted since I was about 7. Its a Multiface 2 for the Amstrad CPC. Ive not seen one for sale in ages.

I may have paid slightly more than I need to, but I really wanted it. Also means I can now use the ROM board designed for the 464 on my 6128. The 464 ROM board I have doesnt fit on the 6128 as it covers the video and power socket.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on January 29, 2010, 10:39:04 AM
Nice find Andy, I have only ever seen one of those once and that was a while ago. :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on January 30, 2010, 06:16:02 PM
Colecovision console from 1200xl  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on January 30, 2010, 06:17:53 PM
You beehatch! I would have loved that! :(
Can I have a play sometime please? ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on January 30, 2010, 06:19:52 PM
Just wished I could have afforded the multicart he has  :-[

And yes of course you can Andy  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on January 30, 2010, 10:28:47 PM
A PC engine ;D
Anyone fancy doing an RGB mod for me?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on January 31, 2010, 07:29:32 PM
Commodore 128 with power pack Joystick 20 disks and TV cable
£26, think that sounds ok, what do you think?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on January 31, 2010, 07:50:01 PM
Sounds good to me Mike, in fact sounds very good.

Andy
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on January 31, 2010, 08:00:13 PM
This is what I got today...

11 * BBC Model Bs - most have Econet
1 possible model A - more investigation needed Nope - Model B with the lid from a early B or A.  >:(
4 * Z80 Co Pros for the BBCs
1 * Atari 800
2 * Commodore PC-1 (One lacks PSU and othe bits.
1 * Oric-1 printer
1 * Single Beeb FDD
1 * Dual Beeb FDD
Loads of Logic chips
IBM Manuals
1 * Amstrad 6128
1 * Spectrum +3
1 * Amiga 2000 in many pieces. Spare motherboards. No lid.

And other misc stuff. Now I need to clean and sort it!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on January 31, 2010, 08:01:30 PM
Andy, if you need to offload any of that . . .  there are several bits there I would love for RCM . . . :)

Andy
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on January 31, 2010, 08:53:03 PM
I love seeing other people homebrew upgrades, like this 16k Sideway RAM.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2532/4319379237_52d063cbab.jpg)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on January 31, 2010, 08:53:54 PM
Andy, if you need to offload any of that . . .  there are several bits there I would love for RCM . . . :)

Andy

Some of it will be spare - need to sort it all out first.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on January 31, 2010, 09:44:20 PM

1 * Oric-1 printer


I wish I could get the ink pens from my Oric Printer....It seems to want to work other than that.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on January 31, 2010, 09:53:48 PM
This is what I got today...

11 * BBC Model Bs - most have Econet
1 possible model A - more investigation needed Nope - Model B with the lid from a early B or A.  >:(
4 * Z80 Co Pros for the BBCs
1 * Atari 800
2 * Commodore PC-1 (One lacks PSU and othe bits.
1 * Oric-1 printer
1 * Single Beeb FDD
1 * Dual Beeb FDD
Loads of Logic chips
IBM Manuals
1 * Amstrad 6128
1 * Spectrum +3
1 * Amiga 2000 in many pieces. Spare motherboards. No lid.

And other misc stuff. Now I need to clean and sort it!

well if you decide to sell any of the Beebs or the 800 or the 6128 ley me know please
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on February 01, 2010, 07:48:43 AM
There should be a couple of spare beebs - but please note they don't have disk interfaces, but do have Econet instead. They were used in schools, so were diskless.

You can still use a MMBEEB without a disk interface.

6128 does not work at the moment. Looks like someone tried to fix it and failed.

 Im keeping the 800 - sorry.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on February 01, 2010, 07:58:57 AM
I would be interested in the Oric-1 printer, perhaps one of the beebs and both if possible disk drives for the beebs?

:)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on February 03, 2010, 08:01:03 PM
Well, finances permitting, I'd be interested in that Amiga 2000
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on February 03, 2010, 10:01:27 PM
Few more bits today - nothing exciting...

Commander 3 joystick interface for th Electron (Boxed)
Atari 2600 (Newer small model)
Some 3" disks
Disk nibbler (To put a notch in a 5 1/4 disk)
OS/2 Warp 8)
Microsoft Macro Assembler
Mixed cables
Mixed games for PC and Amiga.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on February 03, 2010, 10:02:11 PM
Well, finances permitting, I'd be interested in that Amiga 2000

It already has a new home - sorry  :(
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on February 03, 2010, 10:06:43 PM
Well, finances permitting, I'd be interested in that Amiga 2000

It already has a new home - sorry  :(

Damn! I want to get another A2000 to replace the old one of mine that died
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on February 03, 2010, 10:12:41 PM
Well, finances permitting, I'd be interested in that Amiga 2000

It already has a new home - sorry  :(

Damn! I want to get another A2000 to replace the old one of mine that died

I can keep you one of the system boards. I cant test if it works or not.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: flicky on February 03, 2010, 11:34:45 PM
I had a very nice find this week .. boxed 16K Spectrum for a fiver in a charity shop :)

Inside the box I found a really nice Sinclair User booklet entitled "Top 50 Spectrum Software Classics" - this made fascinating reading.

It also came with a weird black wedge-shaped device that presumably helps with loading tapes (?) and a nice bunch of games, but as I don't collect Spectrum tapes I will be getting rid of these particular items - if anyone's interested in these do LMK.

Cheers
Jon
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on February 04, 2010, 07:49:09 AM
It also came with a weird black wedge-shaped device that presumably helps with loading tapes (?)

Do you think its a interface 1 or 2?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Interface_1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Interface_2
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on February 04, 2010, 12:02:35 PM
Well, finances permitting, I'd be interested in that Amiga 2000

It already has a new home - sorry  :(

Damn! I want to get another A2000 to replace the old one of mine that died

I can keep you one of the system boards. I cant test if it works or not.

Yes, please!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on February 04, 2010, 12:30:05 PM
.... and a nice bunch of games, but as I don't collect Spectrum tapes I will be getting rid of these particular items - if anyone's interested in these do LMK.

Cheers
Jon

My mate who's kid attended the pub quiz now has a ZX Spectrum 128K and would give the games a good home :)   I gave him the Spectrum last week along with the few tapes I still had.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: resident paul on February 06, 2010, 12:59:26 PM
Finally got those mbx carts(complete in boxes + overlays) from America but I had to pick-it up fromthe royal mail delivery place + I had to pay a £13.90 customs charge so I can get off their hands >:(
Them charges I didn't know I had to pay when going through fleabay(USA) so I won't be doing that again so quickly unless if it under £18.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: flicky on February 06, 2010, 02:30:17 PM
It also came with a weird black wedge-shaped device that presumably helps with loading tapes (?)

Do you think its a interface 1 or 2?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Interface_1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Interface_2


It's not one of those (I am familiar with them). Here are a couple of pics:

http://sites.google.com/site/flickygames/home/DSC01276.JPG
http://sites.google.com/site/flickygames/home/DSC01277.JPG

I'm guessing this is intended to be plugged into a tape unit - maybe some kind of signal booster? Any help with this much appreciated - would love to know what it is! (and if anyone is interested in it do LMK as I have no use for it).

Cheers
Jon
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: flicky on February 06, 2010, 02:32:14 PM
Inside the box I found a really nice Sinclair User booklet entitled "Top 50 Spectrum Software Classics" - this made fascinating reading.

Also took a photo of this, anyone seen this before? I think it's very cool. It has a colour screenshot and a short paragraph on each game.

http://sites.google.com/site/flickygames/home/DSC01278.JPG

Cheers
Jon
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: resident paul on February 06, 2010, 04:19:52 PM
It also came with a weird black wedge-shaped device that presumably helps with loading tapes (?)

Do you think its a interface 1 or 2?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Interface_1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Interface_2



It's not one of those (I am familiar with them). Here are a couple of pics:

http://sites.google.com/site/flickygames/home/DSC01276.JPG
http://sites.google.com/site/flickygames/home/DSC01277.JPG

I'm guessing this is intended to be plugged into a tape unit - maybe some kind of signal booster? Any help with this much appreciated - would love to know what it is! (and if anyone is interested in it do LMK as I have no use for it).

Cheers
Jon

By looking at it, it could be 2 things either it is a tape to tape copier or a spectrum sound amplifier.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: rewind on February 06, 2010, 06:09:09 PM
can you open it up and show us the insides?

Looks intriguing. What is the extra plug like? another 3.5mm?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: flicky on February 07, 2010, 01:14:06 AM
.... and a nice bunch of games, but as I don't collect Spectrum tapes I will be getting rid of these particular items - if anyone's interested in these do LMK.

Cheers
Jon

My mate who's kid attended the pub quiz now has a ZX Spectrum 128K and would give the games a good home :)   I gave him the Spectrum last week along with the few tapes I still had.

Hi Mike

These are the tapes I have, if you could pass on the details to your mate that would be great:

3D Tunnel - New Generation
Ah Diddums - Imagine
Chess - Sinclair
Cookie - Ultimate Play The Game
Horizons - Sinclair
Jet Set Willy - Software Projects
Jumping Jack - Imagine
Kong - Ocean
Leapfrog - CDS
Maziacs - dk'tronics
Molar Maul - Imagine
Monty on the Run - Gremlin
Penetrator - Melbourne House
Rifle Range - Mastertronic
Trashman - New Generation
Wriggler - Romantic Robot
Zip Zap - Imagine

Cheers
Jon
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: flicky on February 07, 2010, 01:15:31 AM
can you open it up and show us the insides?

Looks intriguing. What is the extra plug like? another 3.5mm?

I'll open it up as soon as I get the chance. The extra plug is similar to the connector on the Sinclair power supply.

Cheers
Jon
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on February 15, 2010, 02:55:49 PM
At last! I now have a Sega Multimega  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: rewind on February 15, 2010, 10:13:47 PM
what? did you win the same multi mega I was eyeing up on ebay today?  ;D

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on February 15, 2010, 10:45:10 PM
what? did you win the same multi mega I was eyeing up on ebay today?  ;D



Quite Possibly  :)

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: rewind on February 15, 2010, 11:47:37 PM
 ;D

I wasnt prepared to go nearly as high as you, I dropped out at about the 60 mark! Although its well worth the amount you paid...
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on February 16, 2010, 10:18:25 AM
Amiga 1200 4GB HDD
Star Bike for the ZX Spectrum on Wafadrive !!!!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on February 16, 2010, 11:13:01 AM
Star Bike for the ZX Spectrum on Wafadrive !!!!

As in original games were released on the Wafadrive?  Bloody 'ell!  Still got a LERM Tape to Wafadrive original if that's of any use :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on February 16, 2010, 11:15:38 AM
Star Bike for the ZX Spectrum on Wafadrive !!!!

Still got a LERM Tape to Wafadrive original if that's of any use :)

What's that then Mike, please tell me more  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on February 16, 2010, 02:07:23 PM
Star Bike for the ZX Spectrum on Wafadrive !!!!

Still got a LERM Tape to Wafadrive original if that's of any use :)

What's that then Mike, please tell me more  :)

Lerm were (in)famous for doing utils to help transfer games (normal loaders through to Speedlock and others like it) onto Microdrive and Wafadrive.  I used to "supply" them with originals c/o the old C90 and for my "work", I'd get sent some of their utils to play with plus their Cheat Sheets (guides on how to convert such and such a game).
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on February 16, 2010, 02:49:21 PM
Recently won 'three' Z88's on ebay as a job lot - one fully working immaculate one with box etc and the other two are spares/repairs.
Just been given an immaculate ZX81 and also a couple of 'old' macs, an LC and a Performa 630 - always nice to have.

A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on February 16, 2010, 04:49:12 PM
Star Bike for the ZX Spectrum on Wafadrive !!!!

Still got a LERM Tape to Wafadrive original if that's of any use :)

What's that then Mike, please tell me more  :)

Lerm were (in)famous for doing utils to help transfer games (normal loaders through to Speedlock and others like it) onto Microdrive and Wafadrive.  I used to "supply" them with originals c/o the old C90 and for my "work", I'd get sent some of their utils to play with plus their Cheat Sheets (guides on how to convert such and such a game).

So how much would you be looking at for such stuff  ;) :P
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on February 16, 2010, 04:50:11 PM
Star Bike for the ZX Spectrum on Wafadrive !!!!

Still got a LERM Tape to Wafadrive original if that's of any use :)

What's that then Mike, please tell me more  :)

Lerm were (in)famous for doing utils to help transfer games (normal loaders through to Speedlock and others like it) onto Microdrive and Wafadrive.  I used to "supply" them with originals c/o the old C90 and for my "work", I'd get sent some of their utils to play with plus their Cheat Sheets (guides on how to convert such and such a game).

So how much would you be looking at for such stuff  ;) :P

and how many copies do you have?

A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: david656 on February 17, 2010, 02:15:45 PM
My latest goodies have to be a FACTORY SEALED  :o Quake III: Team Arena (Big Box) PC  :o

anyone wanna guess the price? 3 guesses  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on February 17, 2010, 02:17:12 PM
£1 . . . ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: rewind on February 17, 2010, 02:20:19 PM
tell me where you got it and then I'll guess the price ;)

car boot = 50p
gamestation = £3


....anywhere else?  ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: david656 on February 17, 2010, 02:22:20 PM
so close ! £1.99  ;D I think that was a steal

bought a few other DC PS2 ans SMS games all under £4 each so was quite happy

I got it at GameScene UK (its a Bristol franchises) never seen it outside of Bristol anyway.

PS if anyone wants to pass a few hundred quid my way for this uber rare item.. please do so!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on February 17, 2010, 02:40:44 PM
The only problem with Factory sealed items are that if you open them, they potentially lose value, and if you don't open them, are they of any use ?

I have Space Raiders on the Atari 2600 with the keypads, still sealed, also an NTSC version of Pole Position for the 2600
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: rewind on February 17, 2010, 03:09:38 PM
not a problem from my point of view. Some people are anal enough to want to keep a sealed item on a shelf for years, and that's fine by me.
Wouldn't dream of buying one for myself!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on February 17, 2010, 09:31:59 PM
I just bought a Funtech  :D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on February 18, 2010, 12:09:47 AM
Bought Parsec for the TI99/4A off RetroGamer forum.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on February 21, 2010, 11:32:46 AM
Was offered 4 Boxed complete Sega Saturn games for £4 from a friend

Daytona USA
Bug
Alien Trilogy
Fifa 96 (possibly the only football game I own!!)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: resident paul on February 21, 2010, 02:23:22 PM
Bought Acorn Archemedies 3010 for a £5 + £12.61 p&p boxed from the Retrogamer forum the other week.
Arrived last week looks good condition except the disk drive button missing but still works.
The seller warn me about mouse only scrolls sideways but I might be able to fix it if not I'll take it to get it fixed.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: retroking on February 22, 2010, 03:19:29 PM
just got given a box of COMMODORE 64 bits and bobs

COMMODORE C64C (i think ive done that right) and and power supply,
a 1541 FLOPPY DISK DRIVE with MINI OFFICE 2 and some other floppies,
a DATASETTE(cant remember the model) and only 3 cassette games and about 10 demo tapes
2 CHEETAH JOYSTICKS
and a biga*#e  black joystick thing for right handed people and for left handed people like me.with auto fire control knob ?( ill post some pics soon)

(im not near them at the moment thats why i cant remember exactly what i have,ill add the rest a bit later)
thanks.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on February 22, 2010, 05:06:28 PM
I picked the Funtech up on Saturday, but it is not one of those Funtechs. Its the other kind. Picture attached.

Today I finally bought an Amiga 1200.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on February 22, 2010, 06:46:46 PM
That looks fun  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on February 22, 2010, 07:15:43 PM
WTF is that? ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: rewind on February 22, 2010, 10:47:53 PM
looks like a red C5 to me, but then, looking at your user pic, it explains all!!!  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on February 22, 2010, 11:50:47 PM
I picked the Funtech up on Saturday, but it is not one of those Funtechs. Its the other kind. Picture attached.

Today I finally bought an Amiga 1200.
Is that thing road legal? Looks like fun tho
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on February 23, 2010, 09:47:39 PM
I picked the Funtech up on Saturday, but it is not one of those Funtechs. Its the other kind. Picture attached.

Today I finally bought an Amiga 1200.
Is that thing road legal? Looks like fun tho

Yes it is road legal. 340cc engine and runs on normal unleaded. I just need to wait for warmer weather, get tax and insurance and the brakes checked. I'd also like to get the brake pedal replaced with a brake lever on the handlebar.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on February 24, 2010, 12:01:12 PM
new in box Atari Jaguar with 2 games. £39.00+£10.35 shipping. Considering the prices that a used boxed console sell for on egay I think this is a good price.
http://sales1632.myzen.co.uk/acatalog/16_32_Catalogue_Enter_Here_for_16_32_Systems_Online_Shop_40.html

He has quite a lot of ST,Falcon,Jaguar stuff as well as some 7800,2600 and Atari 8bit (oh and Dreamcast) stuff.
Prices are a bit steep but the boxed Jag is pretty good value
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on February 24, 2010, 12:36:05 PM
Good old Nick @ 16/32.  A stalwart at the UK, German & French Jagfests.  A full wallet is never full for long if Nick's around :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on February 25, 2010, 02:31:17 AM
hi all

this is what im waiting for in the post
(http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/2354/amiga4000full01.jpg)

an a4000

james
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on February 25, 2010, 07:57:45 AM
NICE !!! :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on February 25, 2010, 08:10:21 AM
Yeah - what Panther said . . . grumble mumble blah blah! :)

RCM will get one eventually! ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on February 25, 2010, 08:18:55 AM
Yeah - what Panther said . . . grumble mumble blah blah! :)

RCM will get one eventually! ;)

Now Andy, no ideas about luring jimbob005 to the unit with his a4000, for him never to be seen again  ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on February 25, 2010, 09:42:25 AM
PML. No that would be terrible . . . ;)

Don't worry James - it will be fine! I am okay really - I will get us one eventually for RCM!

A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on February 25, 2010, 09:50:21 AM
it nice and clean the keyboard is clean to just on its was from italy
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on February 25, 2010, 10:51:02 AM
Looks like a 386 PC to me  :D

But a nice piece of kit!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on February 25, 2010, 03:28:52 PM
some one hit him (joke) iv had to sell a kidney to got this... blah looks like a 386 .. come on andy theres AMIGA on the front come on open your eyes
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on February 25, 2010, 03:44:26 PM
what someone put an Amiga decal on a 386?! the depths some people will go to :o
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on February 25, 2010, 04:04:08 PM
A4000 top machine I'm sure you'll have some fun with it :) I use mine all the time, I'm using it now as a matter of fact ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on February 25, 2010, 05:12:05 PM
nice one Quagmire i may be coming to you for some info if thats ok
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on February 25, 2010, 05:19:16 PM
Sure no worries James :) I've got a spare mobo (fubard) if you want any bits.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on February 27, 2010, 05:44:39 PM
At long last I have managed to get hold of a Commodore Max!

And also 9 Game Carts for it, which imo are even rarer than the machines!

Although apparently the sound does not work on it.... I wonder if Phu could....  ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on February 27, 2010, 09:44:11 PM
im getting one of these http://www.amigahistory.co.uk/cd32x.html
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on March 01, 2010, 09:43:11 AM
Just been given an original NES complete with 2 joypads and 10 games including Mario, Ninja Turtles & Double Dragon !!  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on March 01, 2010, 08:29:45 PM
Just bought a TOS Extension Card for my MegaST.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on March 02, 2010, 10:22:42 AM
At long last I have managed to get hold of a Commodore Max!

And also 9 Game Carts for it, which imo are even rarer than the machines!

Although apparently the sound does not work on it.... I wonder if Phu could....  ;)

Very nice! Don't see many of these in the UK.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on March 04, 2010, 08:02:29 AM
Just got Parsec for the Ti-99 for 99p  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on March 04, 2010, 12:02:15 PM
Just got a keyboard/top case for my topless QL. 99p! :)

Just need a membrane for it now.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on March 04, 2010, 01:08:40 PM


Just need a membrane for it now.

Expensive   >:(
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on March 04, 2010, 01:18:43 PM


Just need a membrane for it now.

Expensive   >:(
£19.50
http://www.rwapsoftware.co.uk/sinclairql.html#parts
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on March 04, 2010, 06:04:31 PM
I just got a Sega CDX with 12 games and a 8MB RAM Upgrade card for my Amiga 1200.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on March 04, 2010, 09:31:46 PM
The QL cost me nothing so £20 for the membrane is ok. I belive the main board works ok...
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on March 04, 2010, 09:32:37 PM
Just won a Philips Videopac on ebay for a few quid. Came with 2 controllers and a couple of games. Looks like it needs repairing.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on March 06, 2010, 04:34:32 PM
Retro-ish - I've just received the missing issues for my Retro Gamer magazine collection. Got them all from 1-74 now.

StiGGy
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on March 07, 2010, 05:46:22 PM
My latest purchase is a Videopac+ G7401 with SCART cable  :)

There was one of these at RV.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on March 09, 2010, 08:45:24 AM
Latest purchase sounds a bit like a dodgy gay porn movie and is called a Dick Smith Wizzard.

Womble should be able to explain more about this  ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Phu on March 09, 2010, 08:46:55 AM
My latest purchase is a Videopac+ G7401 with SCART cable  :)

There was one of these at RV.

Under Section 4 Paragraph B of the Ja'meegitt Accords, I am entitled to refer to you as a Bar Steward.

-- Richard
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on March 09, 2010, 08:59:30 AM
Hmmm....

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Bar-steward
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on March 09, 2010, 09:16:19 AM
And Phu is famous !!  ;D

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fubar (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fubar)

And also one for Andy  ;)

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fook (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fook)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Phu on March 09, 2010, 09:22:17 AM
And Phu is famous !!  ;D

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fubar (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fubar)

Can't see a reference to me specifically in there, or even to "Phu" (which apparently has some other questionable meanings...), but yes Phu is a variant of FU from FUBAR.

-- Richard
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Phu on March 09, 2010, 09:24:23 AM
Hmmm....

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Bar-steward

Surely you are familiar ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgwFVjbNnik

As recommended by your smooth-talking bar steward.

(oh, and lets get the thread back on topic, shall we ? :) )

-- Richard
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on March 09, 2010, 08:49:49 PM
Hmmm....

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Bar-steward

Surely you are familiar ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgwFVjbNnik

As recommended by your smooth-talking bar steward.

(oh, and lets get the thread back on topic, shall we ? :) )

-- Richard

Oh yes, I was saying Dick Smith sounds like a dodgy gay porn movie. He is actually a dodgy gay porn star:

LINK REMOVED!

That is NSFW. Hell I don't even think its suitable for human eyes, lol!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on March 14, 2010, 01:52:29 PM
Picked up 2 more machines yesterday.

Tandy WP-2 (Z80 wordprocessor thingy)
Sinclair ZX81.

Tandy thing works fine - not tried the ZX81 yet.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on March 18, 2010, 12:51:01 PM
A Leisure 2000 (Midi Size) Arcade Cabinet in good condition complete with arcade monitor, J PAC Interface, Speakers and an Arcade VGA Card. The only thing I need to do is load up a PC and connect it up (and tidy up the living room and move stuff around to fit it in!)

Oh, and it cost me £63  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: retroking on March 18, 2010, 07:53:10 PM
in my earlier post i said about the big black joystick thing i had well today i remembered what it is.
its a ultimate superstick joystick by beeshu with the atari/sega looking connnector,does anyone know anything about these? google goes to youtube and shows some bloke testing one but mines in black and i cant find nothing else about these,thanks
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on March 19, 2010, 11:02:14 AM
really must stop buying back all the stuff I have sold. Just bought an Atari 800. That just leaves the 800XE to buy and I have the complete set of retail 8bit Atari Computers. Then it's time to find a 1250XLD and a 1400XL :D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on March 21, 2010, 03:36:11 PM
Just went to the tip to get rid of old washing machine and 2 lawn mowers and picked up some 'trash' :)

Boxed (but no polys etc) Super Nintendo with 5 boxed games and manuals.

* SMAS
* F-Zero
* Mortal Combat
* Killer Instinct
* Street Racer

Havent tested it yet. Not a bad find if you ask me.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: retroking on March 23, 2010, 12:53:09 PM
that is a nice find,my dad came back from working at the tip and gave me a working amiga a600 with a520 adapter,amiga mouse and a couple of games and two other floppies called arexx and lattice c++.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on March 23, 2010, 11:37:29 PM
Perhaps we should start stalking the local dumps then?

It really scares me to think about the stuff people dump.

Anyway, I am gonna slow down a bit on getting stuff as I am running out of wonga but I managed to get a fairly cheap UK version of the Fairchild Channel F.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on March 24, 2010, 09:01:53 PM
nothing major, just a few old (boxed & complete) MS-DOS games (with both 3.5" and 5.25" floppies) and, a surprisingly rare item: a High Density 3.5" Amiga floppy drive (so can get 1.76MB out of the standard Amiga filesystem or a staggering 1.98MB with Diskspare)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on March 29, 2010, 09:45:42 PM
Purchase over the last couple of months but not had time to take pic's...:

Pic 1
Super Famicom with 1 controller and scart lead. I now have all three  :) UK, USA & Jap  ;D

Pic 2
USA SNES Game Saver - Saves game states for as long as either the 6xAA batteries last or the mains is still plugged into it (I have two and one is donation to RCM)

Pic 3
Lot 1 - cost me £5.20 + delivery
Frank N Stein spectrum 48k
Super Games Pack 1 Vic-20 - two cassettes giving four programs:- Ghost Driver / African beads / Chinamen / Panzer Duel. These games require 8K or 16K expansion. In plastic folder with instruction sheet.
sharp EL 2188 electronic printing calculator with paper roll (not known if working) - For donation to RCM
SFC/SNES STREET FIGHTER 2 Complete Import Japan
TI-1500 texas Instruments vintage calculator - For donation to RCM

Pic 4
Lot 2 - cost me 99p + delivery
DANGER RANGER (DRAGON 32) - For donation to RCM
EMPIRE TANDY/DRAGON 32 - For donation to RCM
TOADO MEMOTECH - For donation to RCM
PENGON ATART 16K - For donation to RCM
DEFENCE FORCE ORIC
ORICMUNCH ORIC
KILBURN ENCOUNTER ORIC

Pic 5
4 Sega Saturn Games Cost me £4.00 of Leicester Market
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on March 29, 2010, 09:48:08 PM
That's a nice lot there Carl. Like the Super Famicom!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on March 29, 2010, 09:50:51 PM
Some nice finds there mate! Well done! ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on March 30, 2010, 10:09:17 PM
Not computer related, but I just got a cheap second hand Panasonic TZ5 which arrived to day. As its the old model it can be classed as Retro  :)

Now I just need to work out how to use it and all the features!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on March 31, 2010, 12:50:51 PM
Just won an official boxed Gameboy Advance to Gamecube cable . . . ;) for £2.20!

A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on March 31, 2010, 12:58:18 PM
Just won an official boxed Gameboy Advance to Gamecube cable . . . ;) for £2.20!

A

I recommend you also look for a copy of Pac-Man vs. if you do not already have one  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on March 31, 2010, 12:59:55 PM
Well . . . I don't but I know a man that does . . . and I am sure I can borrow it ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on March 31, 2010, 01:02:48 PM
Well . . . I don't but I know a man that does . . . and I am sure I can borrow it ;)

I have a copy somewhere... Did you mean me or someone else?

Would be good to have this going on a Big TV or Projector.

Perhaps a bit expensive:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/R-RACING-AND-PAC-MAN-VS-GAMECUBE-WII_W0QQitemZ110511062286QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS?hash=item19baf8fd0e

But they do go up cheap from time to time.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on March 31, 2010, 01:05:33 PM
Well . . . I don't but I know a man that does . . . and I am sure I can borrow it ;)

You know a couple of people who do  ;)

Although I think mine is USA version
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on March 31, 2010, 01:07:04 PM
No mate, I meant PhoenixTLB . . . he has two copies as far as I know! ;)

A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on March 31, 2010, 01:08:11 PM
I have a freeloader disc anyway - I think most of the copies I have seen are USA versions.

A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on April 01, 2010, 09:04:20 AM
Just got a Sega Saturn, two controllers and 11 games for £9.50 off fleabay !
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: PhoenixTLB on April 01, 2010, 04:18:07 PM
No mate, I meant PhoenixTLB . . . he has two copies as far as I know! ;)

A
Hehe yep I have 2 copies of Pac Man Vs, both are US versions and need the freeloader. Your welcome to borrow them anytime.

Good catch with the cable Andy  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on April 01, 2010, 04:29:39 PM
Just got a Sega Saturn, two controllers and 11 games for £9.50 off fleabay !

I can see there being some fleabay shenanigans going on, seeing as the seller is saying it's collection only, when he clearly stated in the listing that P&P would be 9.95, it could end in tears !!  >:(
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: StarshipUK on April 04, 2010, 09:21:11 PM
I already own one which does not work so have just got another one which I hope does work and will answer a few unanswered questions that I have had for a while.

A Commodore Web.it
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on April 07, 2010, 11:26:20 PM
Some wicked birthday presents from Rinoa yesterday.

5 Neo Geo Pocket Colour Games
Zelda CD
Serious Sam II
3 DVDs
Zelda and Mario Brothers Star candy sweets  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 08, 2010, 01:45:17 PM
Really like SSII, perfect stress relief!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on April 08, 2010, 03:14:04 PM
5 Neo Geo Pocket Colour Games
Cool 8) What games did you get?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on April 08, 2010, 09:13:04 PM
Ooops - Forgot your bloody birthday - sorry matey - Hope you had a great day! ;)

Andy


Some wicked birthday presents from Rinoa yesterday.

5 Neo Geo Pocket Colour Games
Zelda CD
Serious Sam II
3 DVDs
Zelda and Mario Brothers Star candy sweets  ;D

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on April 09, 2010, 09:43:57 PM
5 Neo Geo Pocket Colour Games
Cool 8) What games did you get?

Crush Roller
Neogeo Cup 98 Plus
Samurai Shodown 2
Fatal Fury
King Of Fighters R1

I know have 15 games :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on April 09, 2010, 10:57:44 PM
Forgot to mention I bought around 120 complete ST games on the Atari-Forum the other day.

There's a few that I don't want and a number of duplicates that RCM can have once I've sorted the lot out.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on April 11, 2010, 10:53:58 PM
Samurai Shodown 2
I have that too .... it's a good game.

Anyway, at Retro Rewind I bought the following
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on April 13, 2010, 09:47:18 AM
My Sega Saturn finally arrived, and it works a treat  ;D

Had a quick bash on 'Exhumed', not bad at all !
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on April 14, 2010, 07:44:14 AM
Just won a BBC Model B on freecycle. And a...(drum roll...) Atom!  :o Lots of software and books too.

All for free too!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on April 14, 2010, 08:19:49 AM
Just won a BBC Model B on freecycle. And a...(drum roll...) Atom!  :o Lots of software and books too.

All for free too!

nice one :)

I think that a BBC may be my next machine to get... Many memories playing on a friends all those years ago.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on April 14, 2010, 11:08:41 AM
Just won a BBC Model B on freecycle. And a...(drum roll...) Atom!  :o Lots of software and books too.

All for free too!
You lucky sod (with the Atom) ... they usually command quite a bit of wonga these days!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on April 18, 2010, 05:07:44 PM
I am slowly starting to up my collection again now.
A few things that ive managed to snag recently are a Super Gameboy 2, nice looking Sega Nomad and a few knackered arcade boards that are now fixed.
Had a Nomad some time ago and stupidly let it go, never again shall I make that mistake.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on April 18, 2010, 06:22:59 PM
Picked up a Apple Performa 475 and a Performa 6200 via freecycle today. Getting a PS1 and some more games later and maybe a megadrive with games.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 18, 2010, 06:40:46 PM
Nice little apple bundle, I'm still on the look for a Quadra 900/950, freecycle's not been giving much up recently.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 18, 2010, 07:20:55 PM
Got a call from my parents saying that they were having a loft clear out and wanted to know if i could sort through some boxes containing stuff they said was mine.

Found my old C64 with about six large boxes of tapes, my Star Wars At-AT (put some batteries in and the 'guns' still lit up!) and a NES with a few carts. I said the NES wasn't mine but they had know idea where it came from so it's all mine now ;D

Mario/Duckhunt + Zapper
Double Dragon 2
Blades of Steel
Mario 3
Kirby's adventure
ExciteBike
Zelda
TMNT

Not tried the zapper gun yet, but i'm guessing it won't work with LCD TV's

Still got more boxes to go through next week.


Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Phu on April 18, 2010, 07:25:39 PM
Found my Star Wars At-AT (put some batteries in and the 'guns' still lit up!)

Nice... I had one of these myself. They were great fun to play with, but the guns on mine locked up in the end :(

-- Richard
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: retroking on April 20, 2010, 01:29:01 PM
just went to see my dad at work and he gave me an amiga a500 with the red led power light with an ashcom 512k switchable ram in the trapdoor slot,a520 adapter,mouse,zipstick joystick and a lead that connects from the amiga with a scart and two phono leads at the other end.
another commodore c64c with a couple of keys missing
and some books one about the bbc and one about the zx81
and some about basic programming one of them is about basic programming on the ibm 5100
i think thats all of it
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on April 25, 2010, 03:47:12 PM
Think I have had a good weekend for Retro Stuff:-

1) Space invaders Ice Cube Tray - fun item, can't wait to use (£4)

2) TV Games - Atari 2600 joystick with 10 built in games complete with 4 new Duracell batteries (£5 on Leicester Market - because I know the stall owner  :))

3) Commodore 64C Olympic (box very tatty) with 1 of the original game cassettes only

Computer very clean with PSU & AV lead
Boxed 1530 Datasette, inc instructions
Boxed Quickshot II (box a bit tired)
Competition Pro Joystick
3 games

for £15 at Beaumont Leys Market
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on June 02, 2010, 09:53:01 PM
Thanks to a guy at my local Linux user group, I have been donated a Apple Power Macintosh 7100/66, Acorn A3020 and a Research Machines RM 480Z. He also has some other stuff for me including a Pet and a TRS-80. Got to pick the rest up at the weekend.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on June 02, 2010, 10:19:29 PM
Thanks to a guy at my local Linux user group, I have been donated a Apple Power Macintosh 7100/66, Acorn A3020 and a Research Machines RM 480Z. He also has some other stuff for me including a Pet and a TRS-80. Got to pick the rest up at the weekend.

Nice haul.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: retroking on June 17, 2010, 08:04:15 PM
my dad just gave me another AMSTRAD CPC464 with a colour monitor and
an ACORN A3010 with no disk drive,does anyone know where i can get a compatible one from,thanks :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Womble on June 17, 2010, 11:05:45 PM
This week it's been

Atari Klax pcb - working
Capcom Side Arms pcb - graphics corruption
A tonne of EPROMs from Kong Hong to hopefully repair a Do Don Pachi and an ESP Ra De board for a guy on the forum. Expensive repair so am having to charge the owner.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on June 17, 2010, 11:07:36 PM
This week it's been

Atari Klax pcb - working
Capcom Side Arms pcb - graphics corruption
A tonne of EPROMs from Kong Hong to hopefully repair a Do Don Pachi and an ESP Ra De board for a guy on the forum. Expensive repair so am having to charge the owner.

Nice - Klax is just one of those games that I personally love! I remember playing it, I only played the arcade version a few times but loved the Amiga version and played it a lot! ;)

and I look forward to seeing another repair log! ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on June 18, 2010, 12:32:14 AM
Played Klax on the Atari Lynx, excellent version !! ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on June 18, 2010, 09:20:31 AM
Thought I would join the latest rush so I just bought a Panasonic 3DO FZ-1.
Arrived this morning, very impressed so far
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on June 18, 2010, 11:38:07 AM
@Mike

Yay, FZ1's are awesome machines 8) welcome to the 3DO fold :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on June 18, 2010, 08:06:02 PM
@Mike

Yay, FZ1's are awesome machines 8) welcome to the 3DO fold :)

Thanks my friend, you are totally to blame for this one, you said 3DO at least twice last time you were visiting  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on June 18, 2010, 10:31:41 PM
Just took delivery of a non working Mega Drive and Mega CD  ;D

One for Phu to look at methinks  ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on June 21, 2010, 10:18:15 AM
Couple of new bits...

Commodore 16
Atari 65XE + tape and disk drives
Mastersystem Mk1 + loads of games.

Few things have left my collection too. Running out of space.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on June 21, 2010, 10:34:42 AM
I now have a 3DO and an eMac...just need new HDD for the eMac
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on June 21, 2010, 11:14:25 AM
eMac thanks to filecore (I owe you a pint for that)

&

Need for Speed on the Saturn purchased off flicky  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on June 22, 2010, 11:35:30 PM
Got a bootleg Street Fighter 2 arcade PCB today. No idea if it works. Looks like its in very good condition.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on June 23, 2010, 06:39:17 AM
Got a bootleg Street Fighter 2 arcade PCB today. No idea if it works. Looks like its in very good condition.
Ah bootlegs, the thorn in my side. At least the SF bootlegs werent a 3 tier affair which is nigh on impossible to troubleshoot.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Womble on June 23, 2010, 07:53:17 AM
Yes, perhaps I am getting old but more and more features of arcade boards see them fall into my "too hard" basket. Most bootlegs are there now, along with most multi board stacks. Two boards I will consider, three is just a pain.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on June 23, 2010, 08:44:24 PM
Just bagged a Sega Dreamcast for £16 plus £2 shipping. Only one game (Ready to Rumble)  but or a £16 i thought it was quite good. Seems to be nice and white too.

Looking for a VGA box now. There's a few on eBay for £20, is that a good price? Most others seem to be about £40. It's the same as the RCM VGA box.

StiGGy

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on June 23, 2010, 09:20:10 PM
Faulty Air Buster PCB arrived yesterday. Had garbage on the screen and locks up. Turns out there is a GAL controlling the enable lines and A14 lines of some key eproms. No valid dump in MAME so guess its another one for the parts pile  :(
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Womble on June 24, 2010, 05:04:05 AM
Faulty Air Buster PCB arrived yesterday. Had garbage on the screen and locks up. Turns out there is a GAL controlling the enable lines and A14 lines of some key eproms. No valid dump in MAME so guess its another one for the parts pile  :(

Fraid so - even if you find or can borrow the right GAL you are not likely to be able to get the code out of it. I detest boards like this, no doubt the circuit emulated by the GAL is pretty simple but who knows. Bought a quite expensive Thunder Hoop board only to find a dead PAL that served the same function.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: resident paul on June 24, 2010, 01:40:28 PM
Just came this morning when the postman knocked on & gave me a parcel.
I got it from e-bay USA
It contained a Wico joystick adaptor for the TI 99 4a so I can plug-in a atari compatible joystick, going to test it later.
 :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: amiga addict on June 26, 2010, 03:37:45 PM
Just got 2 Apple Macs from freecycle a performa 7200/75 and a 450 both without hard drives but thats soon sorted and a 14/15 inch monitor and 17 inch multiscan
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on June 26, 2010, 08:44:21 PM
Well happy that the Mega CD I bought off ebay works a treat with my Mega drive !!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on June 29, 2010, 01:13:23 PM
Just been given three Mega Drive Carts, all boxed (2 with manuals)

Robocop versus Terminator
Another World
Mega Games 2 (The revenge of Shinobi, Streets of Rage and Golden Axe)

Might have some more on the way !!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on June 29, 2010, 07:41:49 PM
Mega games 2 is a cracking cart. Got Mega games 6 which is almost similar (World Cup '90, Super Hang-on, SOR, Revenge of Shinobi, Columns and Golden Axe.

Sega Dreamcast still hasn't arrived. Will give them another day or so and then I'll drop them an email. Would love to have for the weekend.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on June 29, 2010, 10:25:35 PM
5 intellivision games for £4.20  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on July 01, 2010, 05:34:55 PM
Just got Zombie Revenge on the NAOMI. Cant wait to get this thing setup on a more permanent basis
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on July 03, 2010, 05:16:00 PM
I got sega megadrive with Jap cart converter plus 22 games...

All I need is 19 inches plus LCD TV with Scart at back of it
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: rewind on July 03, 2010, 10:04:38 PM
acetronic mpu2000...obscure enough I'm sure..lol

must say I'm impressed how smooth the graphics move with the analogue sticks!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on July 04, 2010, 12:38:34 PM
bought a 4 slot Neo Geo MVS board from Akastaff, will go nice in a second cabinet (if i ever find one)  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on July 06, 2010, 09:22:09 AM
Just Purchased a couple of things:

3DO - Boxed Stealth Infra-Red Joypads with receiver & FIFA (complete)
Amstrad CPC Disk games: Turbo Outrun, Leaderboard Par 3 & Stunt Rider (disk's only)

All for £18.60 delivered  :D

PS2 Network adapter for £18 delivered - Hopefully linking two PS2's soon  ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on July 06, 2010, 09:32:47 AM
Another Camputers lynx, don't know what possessed me at the time, 96K model this time  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on July 06, 2010, 09:38:16 AM
Purchased . . .

Commodore GS
Commodore SX64 (soon - hopefully)

+ some other bits . . . (arrrggghhh brain has gone dead!)

Donations wise . . .
Dragon 32 (with a load of stuff).
Archimedes A5000 (with a load of stuff).
Another Dragon 32 (with even more stuff).
Amstrad PCW9512 (with stuff!).
BBC Model B x 3 + BBC Master + 5 Disk Drives (plus Loads of Other stuff!!!)
Amiga 4000/030 + a tonne of other stuff! :)

+ loads of other stuff . . . :)

Andy
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on July 07, 2010, 01:23:52 PM
I got NEO GEO AES Console! Whooooo Hooooooo :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on July 07, 2010, 01:30:18 PM
Just picked up Mega Games 1 and F1 for the MegaDrive for 99p each at Oxfam
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on July 08, 2010, 08:14:30 AM
Toshiba MSX and a bunch of games  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on July 09, 2010, 08:26:16 AM
ZX81 in DK'Tronics keyboard !!  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on July 09, 2010, 03:32:56 PM
I'm fed up of being skint and not being able to buy anything.
Maybe I should start a "what have you sold recently" thread  :'(

Atari 400, 1050,200 discs,20 carts,40 Atari magazines,PS3,Saturn,STe,Cuttle Cart 2 :o,Dreamcast,Dingoo........
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on July 09, 2010, 03:42:40 PM
Bought Super mario 64, Pilotwing 64, Lylatwars for £6 pounds! Bargain! ;D

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: flicky on July 10, 2010, 09:51:16 PM
Boxed Master System 1 (the really big box one with light gun pack in) for a tenner at this morning's car boot .. got it 2 mins before the rain set in :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on July 10, 2010, 09:54:25 PM
Im off to a large car boot sale early tomorrow morning - hoping to get some bargains!!!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: resident paul on July 12, 2010, 03:51:43 PM
Went to carboot yesterday & got a Amiga CD 32 just the console only in very good condition for £2.50 & I've even haggled from £3 :)
AndyRCM is it possible to test it in the near future to it work before I thinking of investing of a PSU & a gamepad?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on July 12, 2010, 03:56:02 PM
Yeah we can test that for you no problem. We need to find our CD32 first tho! ;)

A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: rewind on July 12, 2010, 08:55:40 PM
super wildcard  ;D

just waiting for it to arrive in the post now...

.....


...........!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on July 12, 2010, 10:00:52 PM
super wildcard  ;D

just waiting for it to arrive in the post now...

.....


...........!


I want more memory for mine as it's only got 16mb....want more to play the bigger games but it's very old memory

Karl
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on July 12, 2010, 10:09:30 PM
super wildcard  ;D

just waiting for it to arrive in the post now...

.....


...........!


I want more memory for mine as it's only got 16mb....want more to play the bigger games but it's very old memory

Karl

That's my fault. Going to send a few PM's on the DigitPress forum now.

Sorry
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on July 12, 2010, 10:31:51 PM
super wildcard  ;D

just waiting for it to arrive in the post now...

.....


...........!


I want more memory for mine as it's only got 16mb....want more to play the bigger games but it's very old memory

Karl

Never plugged whatever it is that I've got to see what's inside it  :-[

When I get rid of the last two shelves and replace them with two small desks, I'll be able to dig out the SNES and Megadrive and plug whatever it is I own into them both..... one day.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: rewind on July 12, 2010, 11:55:05 PM
super wildcard  ;D

just waiting for it to arrive in the post now...

.....


...........!


I want more memory for mine as it's only got 16mb....want more to play the bigger games but it's very old memory

Karl

This one's got 24meg. I understand 32 is the amount to have.

I did look into whats involved to expand it but got nowhere in the 10 spare mins I had. Any tips or pointers to websites would be appreciated! :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: resident paul on July 13, 2010, 08:39:29 AM
Yeah we can test that for you no problem. We need to find our CD32 first tho! ;)

A
I was thinking maybe at Eurocon? ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on July 13, 2010, 08:45:23 AM
We won't be taking a CD32 as we are only taking UK machines. Space is limited but if we can we will try and fit the CD32 PSU in for you to try.

A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on July 13, 2010, 08:59:36 AM
Picked up somthing rather special last week - a  BBC Micro Model A - unexpanded with its original 16k RAM. No tube, disk drive, RGB, Econet, user or analog ports either! Case needs a major clean and a attempt to remove the school markings.

Also got a Spectrum Interface 2 and a RS232 adapter for the Amstrad CPC.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: MaxHall on July 13, 2010, 01:30:29 PM
Picked up a 100% working Commodore Plus 4 at the VCF, just bought a atari 7800, with box and games of ebay, and found a playstation 1 in the charity shop at work today!

Cool as!

Max
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on July 13, 2010, 05:41:57 PM
Got a Neo Geo Hyper 64 (fighting version) today with 3 games. not sure how good/bad these things are but they are cheap as chips.
for some reason ive been sent 2 main boards and its the craziest thing ive seen in a  while. the cartridges are huge metal case things am look impressive
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on July 13, 2010, 07:15:18 PM
Bought MINTS Condition NEO GEO CONTROLLER PRO for my NEO GEO AES and I cant wait to play it :)  8)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on July 13, 2010, 08:06:34 PM
Just had donated a boxed Acorn Archimedes A5000! ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on July 13, 2010, 09:04:05 PM
Just been given a PS2 steering wheel + Colin McCray and a PS2 Skateboard thingy with Tony Hawk game (and a 14" CRT and a bookshelf stereo system and a telescope)  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on July 13, 2010, 10:39:57 PM
Just had donated a boxed Acorn Archimedes A5000! ;)

Nice 'chunky' machine. Maybe you could use it as a econet server  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on July 13, 2010, 11:42:37 PM
Quick blog post about the Model A here. http://bit.ly/cT83PX
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on July 16, 2010, 03:36:23 PM
hi all i just got an amstrad gx 4000 with 4 games but i got 2 burnin rubber tennis cup 2 and switch blade with 2 joy pads its not box for £7

james
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on July 16, 2010, 03:42:02 PM
nice one Jim! switchblade is a superb game! :)

A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: rewind on July 16, 2010, 07:34:53 PM
GX4000 games are worth more than the console...  ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on July 16, 2010, 09:13:24 PM
About to buy myself one of those HxC sd floppy drive adapters.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on July 17, 2010, 08:06:23 PM
hi all i just got an amstrad gx 4000 with 4 games but i got 2 burnin rubber tennis cup 2 and switch blade with 2 joy pads its not box for £7

james

carnt get it to work looking a bit closer at this the power supply is not the one for the comp and the joyport one looks like theres 2 pins missing but the green light comes on so i may pop this to the unit and try the rcm's bit to see if i can get it working

james
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on July 18, 2010, 12:59:08 PM
just bought Fatal Fury Special of NEO GEO AES Cart in bargain price as I had to snap up quickly  :o  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on July 18, 2010, 03:18:50 PM
Purchased a SNES Doctor SF.....It's untested so probably won't work...but for £15 delivered it's worth a go  ;)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350373599134&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_1902wt_911 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350373599134&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_1902wt_911)

Don't know how much memory it has though  ???

If it does not work then hopefully the memory can be added to my Super Wild Card SMS 3201  :D as that's only got 16M onboard
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on July 18, 2010, 08:06:10 PM
got myself a job lot of non jamma boards, 9 of them. no idea what any of them are and they probably dont work but they were cheap and its gonna be a lot of fun* making up adapters for them

*actual fun may not be had
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: rewind on July 18, 2010, 09:59:17 PM
Purchased a SNES Doctor SF.....It's untested so probably won't work...but for £15 delivered it's worth a go  ;)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350373599134&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_1902wt_911 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350373599134&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_1902wt_911)


hmph that IS cheap - I forked out 40 notes for my wildcard on ebay last week  :o

lol @ untested, you know its an ebay code word for "totally shafted" right?  ;D
like the car boot phrase "I checked it last night" which ends in a silent "..and it didn't work"
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on July 18, 2010, 10:09:52 PM
I know...that is what it usually means  : :(

but if it does not work hopefully I can use the memory to increase my existing SWC.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: rewind on July 18, 2010, 10:13:32 PM
I'd have thought there would be plenty of scope to fix it. It might just need a blow  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on July 20, 2010, 05:03:31 PM
Saw this NAOMI board with WWF Royal Rumble game on ebay yesterday. It had 4 hours left to go and the price was unbelievably cheap considering there was a game included. It was located in the US so checked the seller posted woldwide and how much postage would be and placed a bid accordingly. Only went and won the thing. Altogether, including delivery it came to about £60. Will hopefully be able to sell the motherboard cheaply (assuming it works) and near enough break even.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on July 21, 2010, 10:24:29 AM
I have bought 3 NEO GEO AES CARTS Games are

NEO GEO AES - THE KING OF FIGHTERS '94 (JAP)
NEO GEO AES - THE KING OF FIGHTERS '95 (JAP)
NEO GEO AES - SAMURAI SPIRITS 3 (JAP)   

WICKED  8)

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on July 21, 2010, 03:06:08 PM
Bought Phantom 1 convertor for Neo Geo play MVS on your AES! Yahooo!

Much cheaper than £150 target!  ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on July 21, 2010, 05:38:33 PM
a major haul of stuff landed today.
first, a brand spanking new chassis for my monitor, i can finally get the right chassis installed.
secondly, a big box of unidentified non jamma pcbs.
Just finished IDing them from the ROMs/PROMs.
Galaga
10 yard fight - irem
Pitfall II - Sega/Activision
Golden Axe - Sega
Vigilante - Irem (bootleg?)
Phoenix - Amstar
Terra Cresta - Sega
Hangley-Man (set3) - Pacman hack
Phoenix - Centuri Set1

The second Phoenix board and the Hangly-Man are completely knackered, half the ROMs wont read and the PROMs have most of their legs missing.
Chuffed to bits ive got a Golden Axe board
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on July 21, 2010, 05:41:43 PM
yeah but Galaga and Phoenix boards too! ;) Nice one matey! :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on July 21, 2010, 08:50:46 PM
Love Phoenix. My Mame cab is an old Zacharria Pheonix cab. Guessing from Germany due to the small fortune of coins i found in the coin box. Took me ages to adjust the mechanism to accept an an english 10p :-)



Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on July 21, 2010, 09:02:37 PM
just installed the new chassis, im absolutely amazed at the difference and it accepts VGA input too, very impressed
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on July 21, 2010, 11:46:18 PM
I have bought NEO GEO AES CARTS ARE

Super Real Soccer 2
Riding Hero
Thrash Rally
Top Player Golf
King of Fighter 2001
Art of Fighting 2
Samurai Spirts

Whoa  :o ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on July 27, 2010, 07:28:30 PM
Chap from work was having a bit of a clear out so gave me an Atari ST with quite a few disk boxes (will be playing with this tonight), x2 toshiba 486 DOS laptops with all the trimmings including their fantastic cases. A Tosh 286 based laptop sadly without any psu mains and a old console with a few carts. Printztronic something or other.

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on July 27, 2010, 07:34:41 PM
Nice haul there stiggy!

Are the 486 lappys colour? Need model numbers! :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on July 27, 2010, 08:55:47 PM
oops, slight correction to make -  When i took them out of their cases, it turns out there not 486 based, they're Pentium 75mhz. Both are Toshiba 400 CDT with Zircom PCIMIAMCIMIA Lan cards and a huge external floppy drive, pretty much the same casing as the 320 CDT i gave to Blackpanther. The '286' based Compaq has no power at the mo but i might be able to rig up a psu. Extra horse power should be perfect for a spot of Doom, Tie Fighter & Duke etc. Both appear to have win95 installed.

Also, included are a load of old comp books/magazines including a very lavishly illustrated 'program your own games for the ZX Speccy' type affair. Love these 80's Tron/Neuromancer inspired artwork.

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on July 29, 2010, 05:50:04 PM
not really a retro computer purchase as such but i finally got hold of a Fluke 9010a with a couple of pods for a reasonable price. now im really excited
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on July 29, 2010, 07:33:24 PM
King of Fighters 94
Fatal Fury 2
Art of fighting 2
Magician Lord
World Heroes 2 JET
Super Sidekicks

 ;D

P.S. I think I have gone OVERBOARD buying these games!!!!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on July 29, 2010, 10:35:53 PM
Just won a Amstrad NC200 on eBay for £7. Normally go for around £50 tops.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on July 30, 2010, 08:25:21 AM
Just won a Amstrad NC200 on eBay for £7. Normally go for around £50 tops.

NICE,

I've got the NC100.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on July 30, 2010, 01:37:05 PM
To treat myself I've just bought a Commodore PC10-III XT.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on August 02, 2010, 11:45:38 PM
Just Bought NEO GEO CD Console with KOF 97 and cool Joypad  ;D

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: amiga addict on August 03, 2010, 06:04:20 AM
Just been given a spectrum (rubber key 48k) and some games from a freecycler
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on August 03, 2010, 04:25:34 PM
got 2 games for the sega saturn duke3d and aliens
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on August 03, 2010, 08:08:48 PM
Quote
got 2 games for the sega saturn duke3d and aliens

Been thinking about getting a Saturn. Always seem to head towards RCM's and play Panzer Dragoon Zwei whenever i see it. I brought one when they first came out but traded it when the PSX came out. The lure of Wipeout was too great! I remember forking out £60 for Wipeout on release day :o

Just been given a Speccy +3. Only have one disk to try it with (Robocop) but it seems to be working o.k.



Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on August 03, 2010, 09:02:31 PM
got an original Donkey Kong Junior PCB, its in excellent condition, apparently has a graphics fault but I see no sign of that
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: resident paul on August 05, 2010, 01:31:45 PM
Got a original gameboy + carrying case for a £1 :)
Also got a early sony walkman + radio for £2
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on August 06, 2010, 12:36:40 PM
Bought Super Side Kicks Neo-Geo MVS  ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on August 06, 2010, 03:37:46 PM
Box of 55 C64 'backups' disks.

£2

And.... may have got a Amstrad CPC664. Will find out later tonight/tomorrow.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on August 08, 2010, 08:18:23 AM
spent £100 on sega stuff yesterday
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on August 08, 2010, 11:57:09 AM
got a midi keyboard £3 it for the pc but its just a normal midi plug on the back so hope it works on the amiga and atari
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on August 08, 2010, 01:12:27 PM
got a midi keyboard £3 it for the pc but its just a normal midi plug on the back so hope it works on the amiga and atari

MIDI is MIDI. Will work on any MIDI compliant device.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on August 08, 2010, 01:20:42 PM
cool so not a bat buy then
got a midi keyboard £3 it for the pc but its just a normal midi plug on the back so hope it works on the amiga and atari

MIDI is MIDI. Will work on any MIDI compliant device.

cool so not a bad buy then
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on August 08, 2010, 02:46:34 PM
Have won a Prinztronic pong system for under £2 on ebay!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on August 08, 2010, 03:28:14 PM
nicer one
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: MaxHall on August 09, 2010, 02:13:26 PM
2 amstrad cpc6128's on car boot, just need drive belts, £2......lovelly...

and a arcade classics II console, boxed and working, from the flea market £8, just need the other cartridge to go with it now.


Max
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on August 09, 2010, 03:23:39 PM
2 amstrad cpc6128's on car boot, just need drive belts, £2......lovelly...

Good choice!  8)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on August 09, 2010, 03:24:41 PM
Just won a Commodore 1541-II for £5 on eBay. Going to be converted to a JiffyDos drive.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on August 10, 2010, 09:53:53 AM
Wow - had to pop to Tesco for some food and had a quick peek at the household clearance stall. Picked up the following for £2.50 each.

Commodore VC-20 (Yes, VC not VIC) and Datasette. No PSU.
ZX speccy in a DK Troniks case. No PSU.

Bargains! :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on August 10, 2010, 12:31:34 PM
Wow - had to pop to Tesco for some food and had a quick peek at the household clearance stall. Picked up the following for £2.50 each.

Commodore VC-20 (Yes, VC not VIC) and Datasette. No PSU.
ZX speccy in a DK Troniks case. No PSU.

Bargains! :)

Tesco sells this kind of stuff in its Household Clearance area?  Or have I misread that?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on August 10, 2010, 12:49:10 PM
Its my crappy grammar! :)

The household clearance was in the market, not tesco.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on August 10, 2010, 04:56:04 PM
Phew!  I was just about to get an email off to Mr Leahy @ Tesco HQ to complain that I haven't got one of those in my local Tesco in Warrington :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on August 10, 2010, 09:31:56 PM
Yep, after reading that was about to race to the nearest Tesco 24hr & demand they point me towards the Amiga section :D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on August 12, 2010, 10:28:02 PM
I've now uploaded a couple of pics of the dk'tronics boxed spectrum and the VC-20.

http://www.retrocomputers.eu/?p=1342
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on August 12, 2010, 10:56:17 PM
Very nice mate, love the bright red numerics
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on August 13, 2010, 12:13:55 AM
I've now uploaded a couple of pics of the dk'tronics boxed spectrum and the VC-20.

http://www.retrocomputers.eu/?p=1342

Very nice indeed, I too have a VC-20 with UK keyboard !
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on August 15, 2010, 06:31:57 PM
picked up a megadrive 2 for 50p with no leads but its working
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on August 15, 2010, 07:23:06 PM
Got a Megadrive converter to play Master system games on the megadrive  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on August 17, 2010, 07:17:13 AM
Go the Sinclair wallet containing 4 microdrive carts for £1.04  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on August 17, 2010, 12:58:35 PM
Nearly plumped for the GC/Wii controller that gives it more a few more buttons than a standard GC one.  Will wait until the SD Media Launcher turns up and see how the emulators work with a standard GC controller.

Plus it's in Gamestation and a mate of mine works there .. so might as well get the staff discount knocked off it first :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on August 17, 2010, 02:28:47 PM
More house clearance bargains.

2 Boxed C64 games, some manuals and a pile of 250Mb zip disks....... 80p for all of it ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on August 17, 2010, 02:32:45 PM
Nice one matey - if you don't want the zip disks I have a drive . . . ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on August 17, 2010, 02:42:11 PM
I only had 1 250Mb disk until today. Now I have 6.  ;D

I use them to backup my 68k/power pc macs via a SCSI Zip drive.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on August 17, 2010, 02:52:42 PM
Me too - I have a couple of 250mb disks and 20 or so 100mb disks :)
My drive(s) were plugged into my PowerMac 7200/90 back in the day.

a
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 17, 2010, 02:56:54 PM
There should have been some zip disks with the drive that came with my 6100 powermac.

If not, they are lurking somewhere else lol  ;D

Dave
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 17, 2010, 02:58:13 PM
Which reminds me, that 8200 is still in my car boot lol
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on August 17, 2010, 03:07:16 PM
The 20p Commodore 64 games are...

Archon - complete/boxed
Leather Goddesses of Phobos - Almost complete including Scratch and Sniff card. No game disk or 3D glasses. Did have 2 disks of save games.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on August 17, 2010, 04:42:05 PM
Think on my next trip down south, I'll stop off @ Peterborough and look at this House Clearance shop :)

Nothing like it in Warrington (well, not in the town centre) :(
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on August 17, 2010, 05:26:49 PM
Its not just retro stuff they have. There is a lot of crap too.

Sky boxes
CDs
DVDs
Kids toys
Books
Organs (The musical type - not kidneys etc)
Hi-Fi
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on August 17, 2010, 08:55:22 PM
Just bought NEO GEO METAL SLUG MVS for Bargin price!

I do know Neo Geo Aes Oringal Metal Slug cost about over £1,000 and good job I bought NEO GEO Metal Slug Mvs :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on August 17, 2010, 09:05:53 PM
@Amigaman

I converted an MVS metal Slug to AES once by swapping some of the ICs over, quite complicated to do but worked out well, I used King of Fighters 94 AES as a base.

It is a class game 8)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on August 17, 2010, 11:29:18 PM
I agree Metal Slug is ace!!! I remember when I was totally HOOKED in arcade in old days and I am glad I bought MVS let alone Metal Slug Aes(too expensive!!!)

I have finished King of Fighters 94 with character called ROBERT but the boss in end was Hard!
Great Game ;D

I have King of fighter 94,95,2001 (they are all AES games  ;) ) ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on August 18, 2010, 10:52:10 PM
My very cheap 1541-II turned up today. A bit grubby but it works. So much smaller than the original 1541.

Just need to make my JiffyDOS ROM/switch combination. Will be a job for when I get back form Holiday.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on August 21, 2010, 09:34:16 PM
NEO GEO CD GAMES

METAL SLUG 2 CD
Pulstar CD
Last Blade CD
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on August 22, 2010, 11:31:14 AM
A Phillips Videopac 7000.  No games but has power supply and aerial unit.  RCM donation as it'd probably need looking at before use as it was dumped on the grass at Rhyl car boot.  Total cost £1! :)

Will bring it with me to Eurocon.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: rewind on August 22, 2010, 12:46:53 PM
A Phillips Videopac 7000.  No games but has power supply and aerial unit.  RCM donation as it'd probably need looking at before use as it was dumped on the grass at Rhyl car boot.  Total cost £1! :)

Will bring it with me to Eurocon.

It'll work. They're tough little things. Get hold of "terrahawks" or "pickaxe pete" and you'll find yourself hooked! :)
Would be happy to see one of those at RCM though! :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Womble on August 23, 2010, 02:32:30 AM
Books books books, I love retro books.

The official Computer Program Book that went with the 1982 BBC TV series.

Also a copy of the brand new Spectrum ULA book from the guy who made the Harlequin machine.

http://www.zxdesign.info/book/ (http://www.zxdesign.info/book/)

An amazing piece of work!!!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: MaxHall on August 25, 2010, 11:26:41 AM
Been after this since last time it came up on ebay last year - Custom Modified Commodore 64 for Prophet64 + MSSIAH

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110574052338&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Stroll on delivery!

Max


Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on August 25, 2010, 02:22:55 PM
@ Max

Wow almost looks like a Nord 64 ;D

My only recent purchase is Mega Race for the 3DO (japanese version) I thought it might be funnier dubbed in japanese :o
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: MaxHall on August 25, 2010, 02:24:49 PM
@ Max

Wow almost looks like a Nord 64 ;D

Yeah, never thought of that, it does indeed! lol - wil get it singing when it lands for sure..

Max
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: resident paul on August 28, 2010, 09:02:30 PM
Got a Amstrad CPC464 (green monitor) from carboot for £3 :) the other week.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on August 29, 2010, 12:34:56 PM
Playstation 1 with 4 games, 2 controllers, 1 memory card and all leads £3
Official playstation (PS1) multi-taps x2 £1 each
6x PS2 games (all network play - hopefully can get them working link up) £10
PS2 Gran Turiso 4 (again for link up) £4
Sega Megadrive tv console (not proper one) £2

Happy with car boot today - oldest think i saw as a knackered Amiga 1200 2 keys missing and non expanded

Loads of Mega Drive & PS1's

Nearly picked up a Saturn for £7 with controllers, couple of games and memory cart....not enough cash left on me though  :(
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on August 29, 2010, 01:27:03 PM
A2000 Keyboard for £10  ;D

Megadrive - Master system converter
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on August 29, 2010, 02:01:32 PM
Good haul at the carboot.

Amstrad CPC464
Amstrad DD1 disk drive for the 464 (Wanted one of these for ages!)
Amstrad MP1 - Power supply and RF modulator for the CPC464 only. (No 12v for 664/6128)
Amstrad CPC firmware manuals
Dk'tronics 64k RAM addon for the CPC464 (R@RE!!!  ;D)
Lots of CPC disks and tapes.
4 boxes of boxed Amiga games
100s of Amiga 'backups'
C64 tapes.
Lots of various programming books

Whole lot - £25. Bargain considering the DD1 disk drive and controller.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on August 30, 2010, 08:26:57 AM
ordered an everdrive today

james
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on August 30, 2010, 09:24:11 AM
ordered an everdrive today

james

Want one !!!!!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on August 30, 2010, 07:13:49 PM
Bought NEO GEO CDZ  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on August 30, 2010, 09:49:34 PM
ordered an everdrive today

james

Want one !!!!!

Got one :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on August 30, 2010, 09:52:04 PM
Bought NEO GEO CDZ  8) 8) 8)
£310 ouch  :o
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on September 04, 2010, 01:08:03 PM
Arcade pool for Amiga 1200
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on September 04, 2010, 06:06:01 PM
48k oric 1
Psion II organiser
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on September 05, 2010, 01:26:33 PM
got a 6 button and a 3 button sega megadrive controllers and a gamecube power pack for £1.50
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Womble on September 05, 2010, 01:46:22 PM
Oric 1 (faulty) in the UK, will be a few months until I set eyes on it but its utterly mint and in virgin condition.

Amstrad CPC464 base unit, just won it today, seller claims its tested, went for a very low price by aussie standards so am rather pleased. It's local so I should get my paws on it very soon, never met one before :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on September 05, 2010, 10:08:04 PM
Bought Toe Jam & Earl for the Mega Drive.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on September 05, 2010, 11:22:01 PM
Game Genie for the Gameboy (unboxed but with the code book still intact) from D.Prinny .. for £1 :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on September 05, 2010, 11:23:14 PM
Game Genie for the Gameboy (unboxed but with the code book still intact) from D.Prinny .. for £1 :)

Gutted I missed that :(
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on September 08, 2010, 09:50:13 PM
Ebay....Boxed Sega Mega Drive Action Replay for £6.37  :)

&

IDE 44 pin to CF Adapter (for my Amiga 1200 HDD replacement) for £1.03 delivered  :D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on September 10, 2010, 02:22:32 PM
Genuine Atari RGB Scart cable for my French Atari 7800,
the picture was hardly visable with the old cable, pin sharp on my LCD now  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on September 10, 2010, 02:24:01 PM
Psion II XP Organiser. Very cheap....

(Plus my extra 27C1001 EPROMS for my CPC+)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on September 10, 2010, 10:39:11 PM
Thanks to a tweet posted by Anna Black of Slay Radio fame http://www.annablack.com/ (http://www.annablack.com/), called a guy who was getting rid of a few items via something called 'gumtree'?

Picked up the follow
 
Very clean boxed Atari St 520 with manuals, leads, psu and three huge boxes of games including plenty of big box titles and about 500 disks loose. Spotted F-15 strike eagle..woohoo

Boxed C64c with a couple of boxes of games, leads, psu, x2 boxed datasettes (one original one Dragon Fastloader)

Bag of about 15 joysticks (Cheetahs, Quikshots, comp pro, speedking and zipstick etc)

x3 C64 carts (x2 multicart..the one with fiendish freddy) and Lazarian

Also not listed on Gumtree but asked if i wanted them after finding in the loft -

Two big bundles of mags, guessing x50 each. One is Zzap64 and the CU

1541 Disk Drive, approx 30 floppy games and about another 30 with unkown stuff on them

x2 Disk boxes of Amiga floppies

Approx 15 boxed CD32 games - Lemmings, Chaos Engine, Alien Breed, Microcosm, Methane Bros, Bubba n stix etc




Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on September 10, 2010, 10:42:16 PM
I saw that earlier - was tempted to drive to pick it up but decided not too. A already have enough ST/C64 stuff.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on September 10, 2010, 10:56:19 PM
oops sorry mate t'was only down the road. If there is a particular game title etc that you want let me know and i'll mail it to you.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on September 10, 2010, 10:59:20 PM
Wow Stiggy, good haul :o
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on September 10, 2010, 10:59:43 PM
oops sorry mate t'was only down the road. If there is a particular game title etc that you want let me know and i'll mail it to you.

Its ok - there is nothing there I need. Honestly, I cant take any more stuff!!!!  :o (Unless there was a CPC664 there!)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on September 10, 2010, 11:04:57 PM
Its ok - there is nothing there I need. Honestly, I cant take any more stuff!!!!  :o (Unless there was a CPC664 there!)

I'm the same, I can't fit anymore in :o
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on September 11, 2010, 08:13:36 AM
How much did he want for the C64 disk drive etc.?  Could do with a spare when I finally start imaging up those disks from Jens :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on September 11, 2010, 10:17:33 AM
How much did he want for the C64 disk drive etc.?  Could do with a spare when I finally start imaging up those disks from Jens :)

Apparently Max Hall is on his way to pick up the remainder.  If the C64 drive is still available, it'll be mine as a spare :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on September 11, 2010, 08:57:57 PM
Found out of Max just as I was leaving for Rhyl that the rest of the stuff had already gone.  Ach well.

Maybe RCM should start posting adverts on Gumtree as well as Freecycle (or whatever it's called now) :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on September 11, 2010, 09:52:31 PM
When my ultimate 1541 cart arrives prob won't need a floppy so it's yours if you want it...just need to wait for a bit?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: sirmorris on September 11, 2010, 10:12:28 PM
Honestly, I cant take any more stuff!!!!

I KNOW1!! The 90s were pretty good weren't they.

I'm the same, I can't fit anymore in :o

Exactly! You don't get clubs like that nowadays.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on September 12, 2010, 01:13:03 PM
When my ultimate 1541 cart arrives prob won't need a floppy so it's yours if you want it...just need to wait for a bit?

Nice one .. can't set up the C64 until I dismantle the two Ikea shelves which are currently in the way of the computer desks.  Pick it up @ RCM at end of October?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on September 12, 2010, 01:15:07 PM
Maybe, don't want to part with it until my ultimate cart arrives but if it does, all yours.

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on September 16, 2010, 08:47:45 AM
Got a BBC Bridge Companion, boxed with instructions ! (80's Plug and play cart system) and a handfull of Acorn Electron games and a data organiser with a massive 3k memory !! all from freecycle  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on September 16, 2010, 02:47:20 PM
Got a gamecube and a bag of games today. FREE!

Going to order a SD card adapter for it.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on September 16, 2010, 03:09:35 PM
Welcome to the SD Media Launcher club :)

Will be 'big lidding' my GC at RCM in October.  Multi-boot DVDs are the future :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: sirmorris on September 16, 2010, 04:12:20 PM
So this enables playing 'homebrew'  ::) games on the 'cube, eh?

All for 30 earth pounds and without the addition of a snake-themed extra part?

Why that's dandy!

Or am I mis-reading this?  ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on September 16, 2010, 04:18:39 PM
So this enables playing 'homebrew'  ::) games on the 'cube, eh?

All for 30 earth pounds and without the addition of a snake-themed extra part?

Why that's dandy!

Or am I mis-reading this?  ;)

Yes, but it's only £15.  Works on the Wii too (but the GCOS patch to allow the GC 'homebrew' to work doesn't work on the latest Wii firmware).

Oh.. plus the cost of some SD/Micro SD/Mini SD cards off ePrey :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on September 16, 2010, 04:20:31 PM
Will be 'big lidding' my GC at RCM in October.  Multi-boot DVDs are the future :)

Im sourcing a replacement case and 'gamebit' at the moment  ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on September 22, 2010, 01:39:01 PM
Another box of 40 C64/C128 disk 'backup's - £1. Guess where from ...  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on September 22, 2010, 03:20:09 PM
Another box of 40 C64/C128 disk 'backup's - £1. Guess where from ...  ;D

Do they want to relocate to Warrington or Stockport .. if not permanently, just once a month near to my pay day?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on September 22, 2010, 05:19:31 PM
Another box of 40 C64/C128 disk 'backup's - £1. Guess where from ...  ;D

Do they want to relocate to Warrington or Stockport .. if not permanently, just once a month near to my pay day?

You know that would be expensive for you Mug!!!!!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on September 22, 2010, 05:32:21 PM
Most of it was crap today.

Loads of Sky boxes. NTL boxes. ADSL modems. Plates. Records. Toys. CDs. DVDs. TVs. Ornaments. Broken Xbox.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on September 24, 2010, 12:30:26 AM
Mmmmmm

Ebay mistake....put minimum bid thinking I would be out bid but wasn't

Sega 32X Games:

Virtua Racing Delux & Doom (both fully boxed with instructions) for 99p each with £4 delivery

Good prices....but I don't have a 32X!!!!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: amiga addict on September 24, 2010, 06:15:18 AM
got an Amiga 1500 and keyboard of freecycle with about 200 magazines complete with coverdisks and cover cds. wifes not too happy but the guy was going to skip it if i didn`t want it!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on September 24, 2010, 09:02:47 AM
Won a black Spectrum +2 (Black) for £5.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on September 24, 2010, 04:50:58 PM
just a couple of classic 64 titles :)
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b328/scottspikey/DSCF3059.jpg)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on September 24, 2010, 07:03:13 PM
just a couple of classic 64 titles :)
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b328/scottspikey/DSCF3059.jpg)
Thing on a spring is superb. Time to fire up VICE i think
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on September 26, 2010, 11:21:21 PM
Picked up a N64 and 9 games for £5 at a garage sale today.

(back to the house clearance on Tuesday. Market doesn't open on Mondays.)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on September 26, 2010, 11:24:43 PM
(http://www.mpselectric.net/ebay/oakencoder11.jpg)

 ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on September 27, 2010, 02:32:53 PM
This N64 came with the 4MB expansion pack too which is nice. I've not seen one before.

Just need to get a rumble pack now.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on September 27, 2010, 04:09:56 PM
(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/7873/dscf0155t.jpg)

got this for a £1 this weekend
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on September 27, 2010, 04:10:53 PM
(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/7873/dscf0155t.jpg)

got this for a £1 this weekend

Nice one Jimbob - superb stuff indeed! :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on September 27, 2010, 04:19:38 PM
Looks like a FlexATX mobo to me.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on September 27, 2010, 05:14:25 PM
800mhz something to have a play with when finished the rest off first
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on September 27, 2010, 05:23:09 PM
Just need to get a rumble pack now.

Think I might have a spare.  If you don't find one before RCM meet, remind me and I'll dig one out.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on September 27, 2010, 05:26:19 PM
Just need to get a rumble pack now.

Think I might have a spare.  If you don't find one before RCM meet, remind me and I'll dig one out.

Excellent - thanks! :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on September 28, 2010, 11:58:58 AM
Looks like there is a Maroon iMac at the house clearance....humm... if I had the room...
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on September 28, 2010, 12:01:28 PM
How much do they want for it Andy?
A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on September 28, 2010, 12:02:39 PM
How much do they want for it Andy?
A

I think the last one was £10. No keyboard, mouse, software etc...
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on September 28, 2010, 02:15:45 PM
(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/7873/dscf0155t.jpg)

got this for a £1 this weekend
You lucky devil!!!!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on September 28, 2010, 02:39:42 PM
Got the iMac for RCM. 400Mhz G3. Not sure about RAM and HDD yet.

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on September 28, 2010, 02:46:50 PM
Nice one Andy - thanks for that mate! :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on September 28, 2010, 04:55:51 PM
Got an orange (South American) Street Fighter Alpha 2 CPS2 board. Looks like its had a really rough journey from Mexico but works a treat
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on September 28, 2010, 10:14:12 PM
Found that dealextreme still sell Modbo 4 modchips for the PS2, arrived in the post today with a clear DSL case to fix my DS with a broken hinge.
The Mod chip was only $9 delivered ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Tom Phobos on October 03, 2010, 11:53:25 AM
Yesterday i won an auction for an Amstrad 6128 plus. This system is quite rare here in Germany. It comes together with a monochrome monitor, manuals, 15 disks and 3 carts. The carts are the system cartridge with Burning Rubber, Klax and Super Pinball Magic.
Well, it's better to say that i don't won the auction ... it has a BIN-price: 38 Euros (~33 GBP). I think it's a really good price for this system, right ? ;) OK, it has a broken disk drive, but i think it's only the belt (and this can quickly be replaced ;))
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: moggy on October 03, 2010, 03:29:50 PM
Just acquired a Memotech Z80 assembler unit for the ZX81.
I noticed the Rom code is relocatable so saved it to a 4k rem!!
Loaded it into a second ZX81 with a battery back up memory board, transferred the rem code into the board  I now have two assemblers bliss!!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on October 03, 2010, 03:39:10 PM
Just had an Acorn BBC Master and also an Acorn A3000 too! Both in very good condition! :) A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: moggy on October 03, 2010, 04:11:06 PM
An old Collegue has a BBC Model B that I keep trying to beg borrow or steal from Him.
Won't use it or do anything with it,calls it HIS PENSION!!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on October 03, 2010, 05:34:51 PM
Just won an Neo Geo MV1 for £4.99 with a color ram fault. Hopefully it shouldnt be too much of an ass to fix but you take a chance when buying these things
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 04, 2010, 10:03:01 AM
Yesterday i won an auction for an Amstrad 6128 plus. This system is quite rare here in Germany. It comes together with a monochrome monitor, manuals, 15 disks and 3 carts. The carts are the system cartridge with Burning Rubber, Klax and Super Pinball Magic.
Well, it's better to say that i don't won the auction ... it has a BIN-price: 38 Euros (~33 GBP). I think it's a really good price for this system, right ? ;) OK, it has a broken disk drive, but i think it's only the belt (and this can quickly be replaced ;))

Bargain! Great machine too. (I have one!  ;D )
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 04, 2010, 08:00:41 PM
Just won a speech synth for the TI 99/4A for £5 on eBay. Bargain (i think)...
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on October 08, 2010, 04:40:00 PM
Got Virtual On for the Dreamcast, it plays good but really needs the twin sticks controller
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 12, 2010, 02:16:34 PM
There is a boxed Amiga 1200 without PSU in a unkown working condition at the house clearance. He wants £15 but think I may get a couple of quid off.

Anyone interested?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 12, 2010, 07:15:31 PM
Chap from work gave me these Printztronic/Acetronic/Radofin games today. Love the painted artwork you get on older games.

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 13, 2010, 03:01:35 PM
There is a boxed Amiga 1200 without PSU in a unkown working condition at the house clearance. He wants £15 but think I may get a couple of quid off.

Anyone interested?

Damn - its gone. Sold to a 'polish geezer' apparently...
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 14, 2010, 07:55:20 PM
Chap at work asked me if i wanted a 'uk-101'. Never heard of it but said yes anyway.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on October 14, 2010, 08:01:28 PM
Chap at work asked me if i wanted a 'uk-101'. Never heard of it but said yes anyway.
http://home.micros.users.btopenworld.com/uk101/uk101.html (http://home.micros.users.btopenworld.com/uk101/uk101.html)
everyone can have one  ;) looks like a fun little project
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 14, 2010, 08:09:35 PM
Cool!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 15, 2010, 07:23:03 AM
The UK101 is a really nice machine. It was mainly sold in kit form. Can be quite valuable.

Its original 'case' is the cardboard box it was delivered in.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on October 15, 2010, 09:05:59 AM
Chap at work asked me if i wanted a 'uk-101'. Never heard of it but said yes anyway.

You jammy barsteward !!  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 18, 2010, 10:03:13 AM
An old Collegue has a BBC Model B that I keep trying to beg borrow or steal from Him.
Won't use it or do anything with it,calls it HIS PENSION!!

Wanna buy one for a decent price?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 18, 2010, 10:04:41 AM
2 new additions...

dip Pocket PC : http://www.retrocomputers.eu/?p=1481
Psion Organiser II XP : http://www.retrocomputers.eu/?p=1484

I've got some more to put on my site, and a few to remove too.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 25, 2010, 02:18:19 PM
Just picked up...

Amstrad PCW 8256
Dual 40/80 double sided disk drive pack for the BBC.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on October 31, 2010, 09:57:12 PM
Picked up the following bits from the open day

RCM Gamecube with 2 controllers, wheel, bag and Sonic game
Sonic Spinball (Mega Drive)
Clockwork knight (Saturn)
History of Nintendo book
Worms (Wii)
2x hard drives
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on October 31, 2010, 10:09:05 PM
an LOPT for a 1084s
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on November 01, 2010, 12:36:24 PM
The VGA <-> Composite box from AndyT
A working Amiga 4000 (thanks to SK) (*)
An already worked composite modded Spectrum that I'd given to RCM to look at .. when it didn't need looking at in any way .. d'oh!
The Wii from 1200XL and some huge Gamecube joysticks
The Shadow of the Beast (I, II & III) soundtrack from Kenz
Some walkthrough books from Flicky - was sorely tempted to load up with PS1 games like Stiggy but managed to resist
Spectrum +2 SCART cable from Phu

I'm sure there was other stuff, but not yet fully unpacked :)

And thanks to Imnogeek for taking the knackered memory expansion/SCSI card away that was in my Amiga 4000 for a thorough beating, with maybe a hint of water-boarding to see why it won't work.  It may yet live!

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on November 02, 2010, 01:31:38 PM
Sega Saturn goodies:

Mod Chip
Action Replay 4M cart
Jap Virtua Gun
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: PhoenixTLB on November 02, 2010, 01:37:04 PM
Three Turbo Grafx CD games
Three PS2 games including Castlevania
Soldier of Fortune for the Dreamcast

all for bargain prices from Flicky  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Phu on November 02, 2010, 02:17:12 PM
Crystal XBox + 7 Games from Flicky (bargain!)
Acorn A5000 and Amiga A1200 from AndyT (perversely cheap, many thanks Andy!)
Game Gear + Games from jimbob

Cheers to all :)

-- Richard

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on November 02, 2010, 03:05:49 PM
Acorn A5000 and Amiga A1200 from AndyT (perversely cheap, many thanks Andy!)

I think you owe me a favour or two after I sold you those 'bargains'...
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Phu on November 02, 2010, 03:29:28 PM
I think thats a distinct possibility... :)

-- Richard
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: PhoenixTLB on November 02, 2010, 03:41:26 PM
Yeah I missed out on that A1200, still .... Phu can build me one of his 'Electrons'  ;)

Dave
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on November 02, 2010, 03:43:34 PM
Yeah I missed out on that A1200, still .... Phu can build me one of his 'Electrons'  ;)

Dave

PML! ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Phu on November 02, 2010, 05:44:19 PM
Yeah I missed out on that A1200, still .... Phu can build me one of his 'Electrons'  ;)

Dave

I think I'm going to club together with Karl and form a "Victims of Dave" support group where we all play on Orics and Atoms all day ;P

-- Richard
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on November 07, 2010, 09:46:08 PM
got Capcom vs SNK 2000, Power Stone, Zombie Revenge and Garou Mark of the Wolves (all jap) for Dreamcast
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on November 07, 2010, 10:05:16 PM
A wad of ZX Spectrum titles from Attic Bug.  I purposely picked up the ultra early titles that I remember playing when I first got hold of the Spectrum.  Some classics by Arctic (Gobbleman & Galaxians - Xmas '83!) and other early goodies.  Will do a full list but one I picked up is for RCM as it's the Latin drum-kit add-on for that SpecDrum that my mate donated last week.

From Mohican Kid's Lucky Dip

4 Dreamcast games (£1 per 2 games)

Some Atari 2600 carts (4 were part of the Lucky Dip)

Napoleon's Total War sealed boxed set (donated by Sega to the Lucky Dip). Not my cup of char but for £1, you can't complain.

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on November 07, 2010, 10:07:30 PM
A wad of ZX Spectrum titles from Attic Bug.  I purposely picked up the ultra early titles that I remember playing when I first got hold of the Spectrum.  Some classics by Arctic (Gobbleman & Galaxians - Xmas '83!) and other early goodies.  Will do a full list but one I picked up is for RCM as it's the Latin drum-kit add-on for that SpecDrum that my mate donated last week.

From Mohican Kid's Lucky Dip

4 Dreamcast games (£1 per 2 games)

Some Atari 2600 carts (4 were part of the Lucky Dip)

Napoleon's Total War sealed boxed set (donated by Sega to the Lucky Dip). Not my cup of char but for £1, you can't complain.


Nice one Mike! ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on November 09, 2010, 08:44:25 AM
Got given a black Speccy +2 on Saturday complete with power pack, joystick, light gun and some tapes, as well as a load of C16 tapes  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 09, 2010, 03:37:50 PM
Having a rummage around a few boxes I'd picked up from my parents the other week. Mainly old big box PC games from the early/mid nineties and some I'm having fun reloading with FreeDos.

Dark Forces
X-Wing
Tie-Fighter
Rebel Assault (oh Dear)
Destruction Derby
Screamer Rally (need an old PC with old 3dfx card to really play this proper)
Quake
Under a killing Moon
Fade to Black

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on November 09, 2010, 06:54:32 PM
Having a rummage around a few boxes I'd picked up from my parents the other week. Mainly old big box PC games from the early/mid nineties and some I'm having fun reloading with FreeDos.

Dark Forces
Screamer Rally (need an old PC with old 3dfx card to really play this proper)
Quake
Fade to Black



Bloody hell mate, some cracking titles there !!! :o
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on November 09, 2010, 07:27:00 PM
I have pick up good bargin :)

Dreamcast Controller
Driving GT Force      (for my ps 3 and it work very well with F1 Sony and F1 2010 and also looking forward to GT 5  Good timing!)

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on November 09, 2010, 07:37:25 PM
Attached is the list of Spectrum stuff I got from Attic Bug at R3play ...








I'll just sit back and wait for AndyRCM's gobsmacked reply ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on November 09, 2010, 07:47:38 PM
 Todays shirt.woot (frogger inspired)
http://shirt.woot.com/
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on November 09, 2010, 08:01:20 PM
Few bits from R3play

Nes Caddy + a few complete games
Dreamcast games
Tiger games
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on November 09, 2010, 09:59:17 PM
I think I just got a bargain on eBay...

Atari XEGS with 6 game carts(CARTRIDGES, BUG HUNT, FLIGHT SIMULATOR II, STAR RAIDERS II, BALLBLAZER, DAVID'S MIDNIGHT MAGIC AND BLUE MAX), light gun, joystick and keyboard.

£25.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on November 09, 2010, 11:34:16 PM
Attached is the list of Spectrum stuff I got from Attic Bug at R3play ...








I'll just sit back and wait for AndyRCM's gobsmacked reply ;D
:P  :o

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on November 10, 2010, 11:03:01 AM
Quote
Ground Attack (Silversoft)

Wasn't that one of the speccy's first arcade type games, based on Scramble ?

Oh yes, found it here  http://www.zxspectrum.net/ (http://www.zxspectrum.net/)

although the keys are a bit shite, cursor keys 5 to 8, with 9 for bombs and 0 for laser !
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on November 10, 2010, 11:10:20 AM
I think I just got a bargain on eBay...

Atari XEGS with 6 game carts(CARTRIDGES, BUG HUNT, FLIGHT SIMULATOR II, STAR RAIDERS II, BALLBLAZER, DAVID'S MIDNIGHT MAGIC AND BLUE MAX), light gun, joystick and keyboard.

£25.
sounds good, although only Blue Max is worth spending any time on IMO
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on November 10, 2010, 11:43:58 AM
PC ENGINE CORE  GRAFX WITH 9 GAMES!

IT IS CUTEY PC ENGINE CONSOLE I HAVE SEE FOR LONG TIME...

GAMES ARE

R TYPE I(MY FAV)
JAPANASE GAME(I HAVNT GOT CLUE COS I CANT UNDERSTAND JAPAN WORDS! LOL)
SUPER VOLLEY BALL
CARD JAPANASE GAME
FANTASY ZONE (ABIT LIKE DEFENCER)
BOMBERMAN ( IT SHAME THAT I CANT PUT MULTI BOMB ON :( )
WORLD   (GOOD PUZZLE GAME)
PLAFORM JAPANASE game
DOWNLOAD

The only downside about the PC ENGINE CORE GRAFX is that ONE PLAYER PORT....I Wish it had TWO PLAYER PORT!

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on November 10, 2010, 02:04:09 PM
PC ENGINE CORE  GRAFX WITH 9 GAMES!

IT IS CUTEY PC ENGINE CONSOLE I HAVE SEE FOR LONG TIME...

GAMES ARE

R TYPE I(MY FAV)
JAPANASE GAME(I HAVNT GOT CLUE COS I CANT UNDERSTAND JAPAN WORDS! LOL)
SUPER VOLLEY BALL
CARD JAPANASE GAME
FANTASY ZONE (ABIT LIKE DEFENCER)
BOMBERMAN ( IT SHAME THAT I CANT PUT MULTI BOMB ON :( )
WORLD   (GOOD PUZZLE GAME)
PLAFORM JAPANASE game
DOWNLOAD

The only downside about the PC ENGINE CORE GRAFX is that ONE PLAYER PORT....I Wish it had TWO PLAYER PORT!



You need a Turbo Tap
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Nec-PC-Engine-Turbo-Grafx-TURBOTAP-Multi-Player-Adapter-/200540814934
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on November 10, 2010, 04:18:53 PM
Not truly retro, but picked up "Midway Arcade Treasures 1" for the PS2 today from a charity shop. £1.50

Also a Dreamcast keyboard for £1.50

Nothing worth having from the house clearance place for a while now. There was a PS1 there today.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 11, 2010, 08:10:07 PM
Bullfrogs classic - Magic Carpet for 1.50. It's the original big box edition & includes the 3d glasses. Should be good for a laugh...maybe ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on November 11, 2010, 08:24:24 PM
Bullfrogs classic - Magic Carpet for 1.50. It's the original big box edition & includes the 3d glasses. Should be good for a laugh...maybe ;D

what system mate?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 11, 2010, 08:27:02 PM
PC mate.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on November 11, 2010, 08:30:32 PM
cool i remeber my mate getting it as soon as it came out
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 11, 2010, 08:34:58 PM
Me too, and it blew my socks off when i saw it. Never actually owned it myself. Can .iso if required.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on November 11, 2010, 09:10:08 PM
Some C64 original disks turned up in work today.

Mindbenders: Split Personalities, Snare, Confuzion and Trivial Pursuit

Supreme Challenge: Starglider (got the tape edition with the full manual last week), Elite, Tetris, Ace 2 & The Sentinel.

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on November 11, 2010, 11:51:13 PM
Component / s-video to rgb converter so I can play my NTSC consoles on a 1084 monitor (hopefully)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on November 12, 2010, 08:48:00 AM
Me too, and it blew my socks off when i saw it. Never actually owned it myself. Can .iso if required.

Stiggy, if you can mate that would be great !!  :)

The first game I ever owned on my first PC, fantastic at the time, even though my 1meg video card could only run it at 320 x 240 !
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on November 14, 2010, 06:56:02 PM
CPC 464 and a pile of games at a carboot £5
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on November 15, 2010, 08:54:50 AM
CPC 464 and a pile of games at a carboot £5

You were conned  :P
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on November 15, 2010, 05:33:24 PM
Got a Dreamcast broadband adapter nice and cheap. Now what can we do with one of those?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on November 15, 2010, 06:47:13 PM
Got a Dreamcast broadband adapter nice and cheap. Now what can we do with one of those?

Erm .. back up your original discs into ISO format and that's about it these days :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on November 15, 2010, 06:54:37 PM
Got a Dreamcast broadband adapter nice and cheap. Now what can we do with one of those?

Erm .. back up your original discs into ISO format and that's about it these days :)

Dumping Naomi games is its actual purpose for me. Shame nothing else really makes use of it
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on November 15, 2010, 07:54:05 PM
Some more C64 originals turned up today and a slowdown cart for the C64. 

I reckon Phu could knock these carts out in his sleep :)

Any recommendations on C64 games that are too fast?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on November 17, 2010, 08:41:27 PM
Bought Soccer Kid and Victory Boxing 2 for PS1  8)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on November 18, 2010, 09:47:30 PM
Not really retro but I bought a VGA box for £20 on the retrogamer forum. Tested it out today on my TFT monitor and it worked perfect with the Atari ST, Snes and Mega Drive. Will test out some other consoles and computers over the weekend.

Very pleased  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 18, 2010, 10:10:54 PM
Quote
Not really retro but I bought a VGA box for £20 on the retrogamer forum. Tested it out today on my TFT monitor and it worked perfect with the Atari ST, Snes and Mega Drive. Will test out some other consoles and computers over the weekend.

Very pleased  Smiley

Veeeeeery nice, would like one of these myself.

Just got a Speccy +3 for a fiver. Works but floppy drive is suspect :(
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on November 18, 2010, 10:12:12 PM
Just bought another 3DO, a Japanese FZ1 for $10  :) I now have 4 ntsc FZ1 3DOs.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on November 18, 2010, 10:20:35 PM
Quote
Not really retro but I bought a VGA box for £20 on the retrogamer forum. Tested it out today on my TFT monitor and it worked perfect with the Atari ST, Snes and Mega Drive. Will test out some other consoles and computers over the weekend.

Very pleased  Smiley

Veeeeeery nice, would like one of these myself.

Just got a Speccy +3 for a fiver. Works but floppy drive is suspect :(

Its great. Well worth £20 as it works on most consoles so it saves space aswell. £5 for a +3 is good, spend another £5 and buy a memory card adapter for it  ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on November 19, 2010, 11:39:19 AM

Just got a Speccy +3 for a fiver. Works but floppy drive is suspect :(

Usually the belt, quite cheap and pretty easy to change  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: filecore on November 19, 2010, 07:46:12 PM
Had a DC2N arrive this week. Digital replacement for the C64/C16 etc datasette. Load TAP files from SD card as if they were real tapes. Brilliant bit of kit!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on November 19, 2010, 07:51:22 PM
Had a DC2N arrive this week. Digital replacement for the C64/C16 etc datasette. Load TAP files from SD card as if they were real tapes. Brilliant bit of kit!
sounds good mate any chance of a pic
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: filecore on November 19, 2010, 09:11:53 PM
Had a DC2N arrive this week. Digital replacement for the C64/C16 etc datasette. Load TAP files from SD card as if they were real tapes. Brilliant bit of kit!
sounds good mate any chance of a pic


Not my vid but the same thing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHykd7zkINo
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on November 19, 2010, 09:29:02 PM
@Filecore

I really like that idea 8)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: filecore on November 19, 2010, 10:10:51 PM
@Filecore

I really like that idea 8)

Yep! I like the whole experience of tape loading, but have got 300+ tapes and so to have them all on one SD is ideal. (And less faff) Guaranteed to load every time. No mis-aligned heads etc. Plus you can get some TAPs off the net for games I don't have ;) . And you can use it to dump perfect copies, so will be using that to dump some old old tapes.

Will be bringing it to the Weekender if you want to have a play then.

Next I want a 1541 Ultimate!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on November 19, 2010, 10:15:05 PM
@Filecore

I really like that idea 8)

Yep! I like the whole experience of tape loading, but have got 300+ tapes and so to have them all on one SD is ideal. (And less faff) Guaranteed to load every time. No mis-aligned heads etc. Plus you can get some TAPs off the net for games I don't have ;) . And you can use it to dump perfect copies, so will be using that to dump some old old tapes.

Will be bringing it to the Weekender if you want to have a play then.

Next I want a 1541 Ultimate!

I have a 1541 Ultimate 2 on order! ;) Just awaiting a delivery date at the moment - nice stuff! ;)

A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: filecore on November 19, 2010, 10:43:29 PM


Next I want a 1541 Ultimate!

I have a 1541 Ultimate 2 on order! ;) Just awaiting a delivery date at the moment - nice stuff! ;)

A

Yep, certainly is a sweet bit of kit. New tech for old tech rocks! Got one on pre-order but not paid yet, as won't be in the next batch that he's doing - seen he's got a problem getting the FPGAs and certainly won't be in the first 80 or so that he's recently received.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on November 19, 2010, 10:45:23 PM
I don't think I will get one any time soon so I know what you mean! :(
Not sure when I will get mine - I can wait . . . for now! :)

A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on November 20, 2010, 07:10:48 PM
Bought 11 Saturn games tht are

Virtual Cop 2
Indepentance Day
street fighter Alpha
Street Fighter Alpha 2
Sega Rally
Duke Nukem 3D
Cool Spot
Virtual On
Blam, Machinehead
Loaded
Fighters Megemix

and also

PS1 games that are

v rally 97      
Driver    ( My fav game on PS!)  ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on November 21, 2010, 01:38:45 PM
not really a purchase but my brother has very kindly given me his Amiga 1200 with HDD and a load of games. im a happy camper right now
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on November 21, 2010, 05:25:50 PM
nice one porchy
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on November 21, 2010, 06:35:10 PM
not really a purchase but my brother has very kindly given me his Amiga 1200 with HDD and a load of games. im a happy camper right now

Nice one Jon! ;)

A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on November 21, 2010, 07:04:59 PM
Another 3DO (Goldstar model this time), I now have 5 :o

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on November 23, 2010, 01:15:50 AM
Another Atari 1200xl (free  ;D)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on November 23, 2010, 12:35:41 PM
Boxed Commodore C64C light fantastic pack with a load of games, lightgun etc etc.
£16 well spent (I hope)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on November 23, 2010, 05:58:56 PM
Another Atari 1200xl (free  ;D)

You still got the other one then?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on November 23, 2010, 06:07:36 PM
nope, sold that one.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on November 24, 2010, 05:40:29 PM
Another 464 at the car boot with MP-1 modulator. £5

Sold modulator on eBay for £21 this week! :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on November 24, 2010, 06:35:49 PM


Sold modulator on eBay for £21 this week! :)

Oh I got one of them, could do with some cash !!!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on November 29, 2010, 04:32:59 PM
Just got a boxed Mattel Aquarius  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on November 29, 2010, 04:33:56 PM
Just got a boxed Mattel Aquarius  ;D

Nice one Andy . . . not jealous at all! ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on November 29, 2010, 04:38:10 PM
It was a second chance offer on eBay. Interesting little machine.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on November 29, 2010, 04:53:38 PM
We have two but not a boxed one! ;) A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on November 30, 2010, 03:15:23 PM
My 1200xl was one of these that Bob Wooley was giving away (yes all of them!!)

(http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=179966)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on November 30, 2010, 04:28:15 PM
My 1200xl was one of these that Bob Wooley was giving away (yes all of them!!)

(http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=179966)

Got any more?  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on November 30, 2010, 05:20:06 PM
head over to AtariAge and ask him ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on November 30, 2010, 05:55:27 PM
Good chance one of those will be mine  ;D

Thanks Mike  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on November 30, 2010, 06:42:26 PM
Good chance one of those will be mine  ;D

Thanks Mike  :)

excellent, I know you wanted one for a long time
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on December 01, 2010, 11:52:17 AM
I have bought

1 Sinclair ZX81 with power sorce

1 Sinclair ZX Spectrum +1

1 Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k(I already got one of those  ;D )

1 Sinclair  ZX Microdrive

1 Boots tape recorder
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on December 02, 2010, 01:47:55 PM
My Genesis 32X has finally arrived !!!  ;D

Off to jimbob to work some magic and make it PAL compatible  ;)

Need to speak to phu about a cable  :o
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on December 02, 2010, 05:13:28 PM
Todays house clearance bargains.

Amstrad MP-1 PSU/Modulator (Sold one for £21 last week)
Zx81 Joystick adapter
ZX Spectrum Joystick Interface
VIC-20 or PET RS232 cable (Not completely sure. Does have a MAX232 TTL chip)
C64 IEEE488 cartridge.

Total cost = £5.

MP-1 going on eBay! :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on December 02, 2010, 05:13:55 PM
Just got a boxed Mattel Aquarius  ;D

Arrived today!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Phu on December 03, 2010, 08:52:59 AM
My Genesis 32X has finally arrived !!!  ;D

Off to jimbob to work some magic and make it PAL compatible  ;)

Need to speak to phu about a cable  :o

Would you be inclined to send that down to me (just the 32x and at least one 32x game) ?

Reason being is that last time I did a cable for this it didn't work properly, and I don't have a 32x to test with myself.

If you're using it with an MD1 (as opposed to MD2) I may need that as well, if you're willing.

-- Richard
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on December 12, 2010, 12:49:30 PM
Not retro - but a complete bargain!

SingBox Pro at the carboot. £5!!!!! Its missing its PSU but thats not a problem.

Did see a Spectrum +2 grey and lots of MegaDrives, PS1, Xbox etc. Nothing too exciting.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: amiga addict on December 15, 2010, 06:14:07 AM
Just recieved an Atari 520 STe with boxed power drive boxed high res mono monitor and software mainly office stuff curtesy of Freecycle. Shame Atari aren`t my favourite
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on December 23, 2010, 10:11:46 AM
Yay, chap at work just gave me a chipped Xbox 360 for nought as he's just upgraded to the new slim Kinect model.

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on December 23, 2010, 10:51:01 AM
Yay, chap at work just gave me a chipped Xbox 360 for nought as he's just upgraded to the new slim Kinect model.

Nice one! (Tempted to do mine at some point as I dont really play online anymore...)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on January 03, 2011, 02:35:42 PM
Today I bought myself Rainbow Islands arcade board. Been after this bad boy for ages now and finally got it. I'm so excited  :D
Also got a few SNES games and bagged a bargain Dreamcast bundle for next to nowt. Im all spent up now
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on January 03, 2011, 02:37:12 PM
Nice one Jon - superb game too! ;)
I have my 1541 ultimate II coming soon . . . it is on its way! :)

A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on January 11, 2011, 09:06:45 PM
Another New Years Resolution bites the dust  ::)
Atari 600XL, 99p egay
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on January 11, 2011, 09:13:05 PM
Another New Years Resolution bites the dust  ::)
Atari 600XL, 99p egay

and that is why I don't make New Years Resolutions! :)

Nice buy though Mike! ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on January 12, 2011, 08:45:28 PM
well like the PS3 encryption my resolution is well and truly broken :)
Bought a Hori Arcade stick for the PS3 and a 32-in-1 Atari 2600 cart

Thanks Andy, I love the SFF of the 600xl
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on January 12, 2011, 10:28:40 PM
Latest purchase is a Protar hard disk for the ST :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on January 13, 2011, 07:56:26 AM
FORTH programming book for the Oric-1

15p + £1 delivery on ePray  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on January 15, 2011, 12:39:19 PM
Got a Sega Saturn to test out Sebs switchless mod. Wont attempt it today though, got the shakes from too much drink last night.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on January 15, 2011, 02:46:57 PM
Got a Sega Saturn to test out Sebs switchless mod. Wont attempt it today though, got the shakes from too much drink last night.

if it works please let me know
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on January 15, 2011, 02:58:47 PM
Got a Sega Saturn to test out Sebs switchless mod. Wont attempt it today though, got the shakes from too much drink last night.

if it works please let me know
will do although looking at the board in my Saturn, its a different revision and the required points are all over the place, may take a little longer than i had hoped for.
ill try get it done tomorrow
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on January 21, 2011, 02:02:40 PM
I have a new toy - SORD\CGL M5 - Boxed and working. Just need to source to carts and tapes for it (until then I will use the images on the internet). Given that these are on egay for over £140, I thought £60 was a fair price.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on January 22, 2011, 11:34:35 AM
spotted Warcraft 2 for the Saturn in Gamestation today for a fiver, bargain. Bought a load of xbox and GC games too for 99p each and on 3 for 2 offer.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on January 24, 2011, 08:28:06 PM
DRAGON THE BRUCE LEE STORY SNES
SUPER OFF ROAD SNES
 
Bought it for just £2  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on January 24, 2011, 11:44:50 PM
Another Atari 800, bought it from Mays computers, collected from the store this morning!
Turns out it was their in store demo machine, so I played on this system almost 30 years ago  :o

Asked if they had anything interesting such as dealer material, demo kiosks etc, unfortunately the answer was no  :'(
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: MaxHall on January 25, 2011, 11:57:12 AM
Latest : a lovelly Tatung Einstien with Original monitor donated by bloke in local boozer (keyboard faulty, but now been professionaly refurbished, so a 100% runner)

BBC model B with 2xUSB+1GB CF HARD DRIVE+FLOPPY (very bling) and a BBC master 128k also with - 2xUSB+1GB CF HARD DRIVE+DUAL OS+FLOPPY (very sexy) - both quite expensive!!! lol

;) happy days

Max
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on January 25, 2011, 12:18:38 PM
Impressive...most impressive (said in my best Darth Vader voice).

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on January 26, 2011, 06:43:14 AM
Bubble Bobble arcade board. Its a bootleg but you take what you can when it comes to this game.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on January 26, 2011, 08:47:38 AM
Bubble Bobble arcade board. Its a bootleg but you take what you can when it comes to this game.

Absolutely superb mate. Has to be one of the best games EVER! :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on January 27, 2011, 03:18:38 PM
Just Bought 120 NEO GEO in 1 MVS Carts :) Bargain! 8)


01) KOF2002 SUPER
02) SVC CHAOS PLUS
03) STRIKES 1945 PLUS
04) KOF10TH UNIQUE II
05) KOF97 PLUS
06) KING OF GLADIATOR
07) METAL SLUG 3
08) METAL SLUG 6 PLUS
09) KOF2002 MAGIC II
10) NEO BOMBER MAN
11) THE ULTIMATE 11
12) ZUPAPA
13) Double Dragon Plus
14) AREO FIGHTER 2
15) STREET HOOP
16) PUZZLE BOBBLE
17) KOF2002 CLASSIC
18) KOF2004 SE PLUS
19) KOF10TH CLASSIC
20) KOF2001
21) CTH2003 SUPER PLUS
22) METAL SLUG X
23) Mark Of The Wolves
24) PREHISTORIC ISLE 2
25) KOF2002 MAGIC PLUS
26) KOF2004 SE
27) KOF10th EXTRA PLUS
28) KOF2001 PLUS
29) CTH2003
30) Nightmare In The Dark
31) BASEBALL STARS 2
32) ALPHA MISSION II
33) RAGE OF DRAGONS
34) METAL SLUG 4 PLUS
35) Samurai Shodown IV
36) SENGOKU 3
37) NEO DRIFTOUT
38) SPIN MASTER
39) NEO TURF MASTERS
40) 3 COUNT BOUT
41) Rage of Dragons Plus
42) NEOGEO CUP 98
43) BURNING FIGHT
44) Karnodv's Revenge
45) LAST RESORT
46) NEO MR,DO!
47) ROBO ARMY
48) PUZZLE DE PON!
49) SAMURAI V SPECIAL
50) TOKON MATRIMELEE
51) KOF98
52) KOF99
53) LAST BLADE 2
54) LANSQUENET 2004
55) SHOCK TROOPERS 2
56) METAL SLUG
57) BLAZING STAR
58) DOUBLE DRAGON
59) METAL SLUG 2
60) METAL SLUG 6
61) KOF97
62) KOF97 REMIX
63) KOF97 10
64) NINJA COMMANDO
65) AERO FIGHTERS 3
66) SUPER SIDEKICKS 3
67) THRASH RALLY
68) ARE FIGHTING 2
69) ANDRO DUNOS
70) CAPTAIN TOMADAY
71) ZED BLADE
72) BANG BEAD
73) SUPER SIDEKICKS 2
74) KOF2005 UNIQUE
75) SNK vs CAPCOM Remix
76) OVER TOP
77) PULSTAR
78) TOP HUNTER
79) MAGICAL DROP II
80) KABUKI KLASH
81) KOF94
82) KOF95
83) KOF96
84) GANRYU
85) EIGHT MAN 8
86) MUTATION NATION
87) SAMURAI SHODOWN2
88) SAMURAI SHODOWN3
89) PANIC BOMBER
90) KOF2002 SUPER II
91) MARK OF WOLVES+
92) SAMURAI SHODOWN2+
93) SAMURAI SHODOWN3+
94) PUZZLE DE PON!+
95) SPIN MASTER+
96) KOF99+
97) METAL SLUG 4
98) KOF2002 CN
99) KOF2002 OROCHI
100) KOF98 OROCHI
101) SHOCK TROOPERS
102) NAM-1975
103) SAMURAI SHODOWN4+
104) KOF94+
105) SUPER SIDEKICKS
106) THE LAST BLADE 2+
107) MAGICAL DROP III
108) STRIKES 1945 PLUS+
109) KOF95+
110) PUZZLED JOY JOY KID
111) METAL SLUG +
112) KABUKI KLASH BOSS
113) GHOST PILOTS
114) KOF96+
115) MONEY PUZZLE EX
116) METAL SLUG 2 +
117) BLUE’S JOURNEY
118) TWINKLE STAR SPRITES
119) METAL SLUG 3 +
120) PUZZLE BOBBLE 2



It gonna save me Fortune instead of buying all the Carts!!!  :o
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on January 28, 2011, 06:57:23 PM
Wolfchild on Mega CD

Love the Game  :)

For a Pounds!  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on January 31, 2011, 09:57:32 AM
Got my Tatung Einstien this morning at work which is a bonus because i have my tools, solder iron and stacks of floppy disk drives/ribbon cables at my disposal.

Will have a play at lunchtime.



Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on February 01, 2011, 10:47:53 AM
Got my Tatung Einstien this morning at work which is a bonus because i have my tools, solder iron and stacks of floppy disk drives/ribbon cables at my disposal.

Will have a play at lunchtime.





Stiggy,

You found all the links to mod this and get/write image files ?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on February 01, 2011, 10:56:16 AM
Yep, thanks mate very useful. Haven't had chance to try it yet but hopefully will have a bit of free time/lunch break this week.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on February 01, 2011, 11:19:32 AM
Latest purchases:

An FD-5 3" floppy drive interface for the Sord M5 - A very lucky find (not on ebay)... Asked a question on a forum and got offered the EB-5, PI-5, FD-5 and JS-5 products - sadly no software though....

An Electron with turbo board fitted, plus 1 and PRES AP3 floppy drive with ADFS & DFS chips - and some disks to play with.

An Intellivision and Intellivoice module and a few games.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on February 02, 2011, 03:19:04 PM
Latest:

Sanyo MBC-550, dual drive + monitor, runs dos 1.25 ! currently hacking a driver for it into MESS.

Tatung Einstein, machine in reasonable condition, but needs a clean, works now I made a system disk for it.

Waiting on:

Electron  pres ap3, from one of the guys on stairwaytohell.co.uk.

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on February 02, 2011, 03:47:53 PM
Atari 800XE,
that rounds off all the 8bit Atari's for my collection, except the uber rare 1400XL and 1450XLD
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on February 03, 2011, 06:22:26 PM
Got Turtles in Time board, fixed up now and added to the "keep" pile. Love the game but actually think the snes version is a little better
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on February 04, 2011, 08:33:30 PM
Nothing - not done any retro since before Christmas really.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Womble on February 06, 2011, 11:04:50 PM
Not really a "purchase" but part of a board fixing deal was half a dozen faulty PCBs. Christenned the new toyroom last night by fixing the 1st board in there - Sunset Riders by Konami, a Wild West themed game using the TMNT engine, simple TTL logic fault :)

One for the keeper pile.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: MaxHall on February 07, 2011, 12:52:55 PM
Just bought a nice Oric Atmos with a few games, a pile of old "copied" games on cassette from a house clearence bloke for the Oric aswell.


And have bought a lovelly Comodore SX64 aswell, been after one of those for donkeys years.



Max
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on February 07, 2011, 08:10:34 PM
Bomberman arcade board, not too badly priced either with free delivery
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on February 09, 2011, 10:19:09 PM
A treat from Leicester market today..... Boxed (though the box is a bit tired) Snes Advanage Joystick for £6  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on February 11, 2011, 10:47:34 AM
couldn't resist  ;D

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: MaxHall on February 11, 2011, 11:56:53 AM
Nice haul today,

2xZX81's both working, 1980 issue motherboards, 2X16k ram packs, (not tested as yet), with a zx80 powerpack! (shame no zx80 lol) 2X48k ZX rubber key, spectrums, one is bust, nearly switches on (will donate to RCM), the other works perfectly. A very nice condition Dragon 32, fully working and stacks of games and 3 joypoles, a Commodore 16, in VGC, a breadbin C64 also in VGC, fully working, keyboard and SID. (Picture is pants with my Video lead though, but ok on RF, is a mystery that), and a f++k me moment when found a Snclair ZX printer in the bottom of box complete with bog roll, thermal paper...OH yes. £50 for the lot, bargin.....

Happy Days...

Max
 
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on February 11, 2011, 11:58:37 AM
Nice haul today,

2xZX81's both working, 1980 issue motherboards, 2X16k ram packs, (not tested as yet), with a zx80 powerpack! (shame no zx80 lol) 2X48k ZX rubber key, spectrums, one is bust, nearly switches on (will donate to RCM), the other works perfectly. A very nice condition Dragon 32, fully working and stacks of games and 3 joypoles, a Commodore 16, in VGC, a breadbin C64 also in VGC, fully working, keyboard and SID. (Picture is pants with my Video lead though, but ok on RF, is a mystery that), and a f++k me moment when found a Snclair ZX printer in the bottom of box complete with bog roll, thermal paper...OH yes. £50 for the lot, bargin.....

Happy Days...

Max
 

Nice one mate. £50 is very good! :) I hope the printer works for you.

A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on February 11, 2011, 07:16:27 PM
16k ram expansion for the Vic-20. 50p at house clearance.
Also 20 ish C64/C128 disks for 50p.

£1 well spent.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on February 12, 2011, 10:34:54 PM
Myself and Anna & Dave (Attic Bug) went to Bowlers today.

I bought: Bomberman Generations and Ace Golf 2 on the Gamecube - £2 each.

Dave (Attic Bug Dave) picked up Super Monkey Ball (also on GC) for £2 and two Sega Saturn import/action replay carts for £3 each and a Prince of Persia Trilogy set on the PS2 (£8).

*plug* Mate's sweet stall still has tons of PS2 games - £2.50 each or 3 for £5 *plug* for anyone visiting Bowlers at any time soon :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on February 13, 2011, 09:50:13 AM
Bought myself an Atari XE yesterday from the Threshold Festival in Liverpool.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on February 13, 2011, 03:23:04 PM
Not a purchase . . . more of a donation . . . A Dragon 200! ;) Thanks to Simon (Questor).

A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on February 18, 2011, 08:27:49 AM
Just recieved a box from one of our Java Developers. Has a ZX81, 16k ram pack, leads included and quite a few games/books. Just be reading some of the game instructions and love how they proudly list the special features on screen for some of these early games e.g 'includes high score table' & 'random saucers with mystery points'. Then there's the invite to 'fiddle with the BASIC' with various Poke advice..love it!

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on February 18, 2011, 08:58:38 AM
Two PAL atari 7800's for playing around with s-video mods
Atari 65xe, non working to try and repair
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on February 18, 2011, 08:59:45 AM
Just recieved a box from one of our Java Developers. Has a ZX81, 16k ram pack, leads included and quite a few games/books. Just be reading some of the game instructions and love how they proudly list the special features on screen for some of these early games e.g 'includes high score table' & 'random saucers with mystery points'. Then there's the invite to 'fiddle with the BASIC' with various Poke advice..love it!

mmmmm ZX81 . . . :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on February 19, 2011, 11:40:28 AM
Got too carried away in Gamestation today.

Megadrive
Flashback
Sonic 3
Phantasy Star 3

Saturn
Manx TT Superbike
Wipeout
Tomb Raider
Battle Monsters
Sega Ages Vol.1

Xbox
Tenchu
Evil Dead
XIII
Half Life 2

For the grand total of £20
Time for a session on Phantasy Star 3 I think
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on February 19, 2011, 05:08:47 PM
Got too carried away in Gamestation today.

Megadrive
Flashback
Sonic 3
Phantasy Star 3

Saturn
Manx TT Superbike
Wipeout
Tomb Raider
Battle Monsters
Sega Ages Vol.1

Xbox
Tenchu
Evil Dead
XIII
Half Life 2

For the grand total of £20
Time for a session on Phantasy Star 3 I think

Bargain 8)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on February 24, 2011, 07:14:35 PM
Nintendo Super System, what a strange beastie it is
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: MaxHall on February 25, 2011, 09:20:07 AM
Commodore 128 and another Breadbin C64 today!!! yay!! - Have a spare C64Breadbin, Tape Deck Power and Ariel for £30 to a good home if anyone can collect from me....(Sorry dont do post, cos of previous problems)


Max
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on March 03, 2011, 11:38:32 AM
I've also just got a C128! Also 2 more +4s.

Just need another 8 pin DIN plug (the more uncommon pin layout that C= decided to use.)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on March 03, 2011, 02:05:13 PM
Mmm c128. Always wanted one and it's looking like i will have this weekend.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on March 03, 2011, 02:06:59 PM
Mmm c128. Always wanted one and it's looking like i will have this weekend.

Everyones getting them except me :(
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on March 03, 2011, 02:12:55 PM
To be honest, it'll end up at RCM so everyone wins!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: rewind on March 03, 2011, 04:08:05 PM
To be honest, it'll end up at RCM so everyone wins!

but it might have a PC inside it  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on March 06, 2011, 10:27:28 AM
Mmm c128. Always wanted one and it's looking like i will have this weekend.

Everyones getting them except me :(

I used to have a boxed one....but no software etc....so it went to RCM  :D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on March 16, 2011, 05:34:55 PM
Bought the whole  Spectrum games for just £2

games are

JOE BLADE( Disappointing of the game......Atari 65XE version is the best version so far)
NINJA
GHOSTBUSTER
ALIENS
BIGGLES
COMMANDO
GAUNLET
FA CUP FOOTBALL

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on March 19, 2011, 05:18:15 PM
I have bought Amiga Monitor - Philips CM11342/05G for £30 and pick up at my local! Ace!  8)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: MaxHall on March 20, 2011, 01:40:06 PM
Swapped a Zx81 ULA for a Fuller Master Unit, with Speech and AY sound....yummy......
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Phu on March 21, 2011, 08:52:44 AM
Not jealous at all NO NO NO.

When I was 7 and I got my ZX Spectrum+ and inherited a number of speccy games, the Imagine software ones had an advert for the Fuller box attached to the inlays. The promises of speech and decent sound made me want one.... thats want in the throwing-a-tantrum-coz-your-mother-refuses-to-buy-you-one kind of want.

-- Richard
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on March 21, 2011, 02:27:59 PM
Just got 2 x SAM Coupe delivered.

One is a launch model - (c) 1989 with only 256K and comed boxed and complete and show no sign of aging at all (and it works which is a bonus)

The other was a launch model, is in "used" condition - has been upgraded to the bug fixed BIOS "(c) 1990", only has 256K and has a disk drive (entire unit sold as faulty). Is now fully working minus a few keys not responding (SAM Membrane needed). Interesting point to note - the original SAMDrive is a 3.5" belt driven floppy - the Amstrad/+3 drive belts fit perfectly  ;D

Off to calculate when funds will let me but a membrane (and a 256K upgrade).





Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on March 21, 2011, 02:38:34 PM
Just got 2 x SAM Coupe delivered.

One is a launch model - (c) 1989 with only 256K and comed boxed and complete and show no sign of aging at all (and it works which is a bonus)

The other was a launch model, is in "used" condition - has been upgraded to the bug fixed BIOS "(c) 1990", only has 256K and has a disk drive (entire unit sold as faulty). Is now fully working minus a few keys not responding (SAM Membrane needed). Interesting point to note - the original SAMDrive is a 3.5" belt driven floppy - the Amstrad/+3 drive belts fit perfectly  ;D

Off to calculate when funds will let me but a membrane (and a 256K upgrade).

Ahh, it was you!  :o
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 21, 2011, 02:54:48 PM
Interesting point to note - the original SAMDrive is a 3.5" belt driven floppy - the Amstrad/+3 drive belts fit perfectly  ;D

Indeed they do ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on March 21, 2011, 03:30:31 PM
Just got 2 x SAM Coupe delivered.

One is a launch model - (c) 1989 with only 256K and comed boxed and complete and show no sign of aging at all (and it works which is a bonus)

The other was a launch model, is in "used" condition - has been upgraded to the bug fixed BIOS "(c) 1990", only has 256K and has a disk drive (entire unit sold as faulty). Is now fully working minus a few keys not responding (SAM Membrane needed). Interesting point to note - the original SAMDrive is a 3.5" belt driven floppy - the Amstrad/+3 drive belts fit perfectly  ;D

Off to calculate when funds will let me but a membrane (and a 256K upgrade).

Very nice! :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on March 21, 2011, 06:58:51 PM
Just had donated a boxed (lovely condition box too) C64, C2N and a load of games. ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on March 22, 2011, 05:10:49 PM
HcX SD turned up today!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on March 22, 2011, 05:49:50 PM
HcX SD turned up today!

The original one or the new version? I want the new version so I can install it into a computer without the screen but don't fancy paying that sort of money on ebay.

Where did you buy yours from?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on March 22, 2011, 09:07:19 PM
I got the new, blue one. So this one can do the ST/Amiga/CPC menus. Going to hook it up now! But you cant guess what machine :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on March 22, 2011, 09:11:00 PM
CPC to see that lovely new demo . . . ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on March 22, 2011, 09:11:55 PM
CPC to see that lovely new demo . . . ;)

What new demo? (Been away from this retro lark for a bit!)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on March 22, 2011, 09:15:21 PM
Take a look here Andy . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWAzDSRQGW0

;)

A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on March 22, 2011, 09:16:36 PM
Take a look here Andy . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWAzDSRQGW0

;)

A

Ooh - thanks. Looking for DSK file now.  8)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on March 22, 2011, 09:17:13 PM
already have the link if you want it . . . ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on March 22, 2011, 09:19:46 PM
just sent you an email to your hotmail account . . . containing the .dsk files . . . ;)

A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on March 22, 2011, 09:23:42 PM
HcX SD turned up today!

The original one or the new version? I want the new version so I can install it into a computer without the screen but don't fancy paying that sort of money on ebay.

Where did you buy yours from?
Jeff closed the door, well rather slamed it shut so the only place to get it is from Lotharek, either from his website or his ebay sales, thats it. Well you can make your own, but you have to buy the PIC chip withe the firmware pre-installed from......yep lotharek.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on March 22, 2011, 10:04:20 PM
Mines from Lotharek. Damn impressive device so far.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on March 23, 2011, 09:32:34 PM
Some pics of mine on here. http://bit.ly/eMzEvi
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on March 26, 2011, 08:25:10 PM
Bought 7 Dreamcast for £1

Soul Caliber
MSR - Metropolis Street Racer
South Park - Chef's Luv Shack
TeeOff
Legacy of Kain - Soul Reaver
Resident Evil - Code: Veronica
ChuChu Rocket

 ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 26, 2011, 08:41:09 PM
Nice one Amigaman, MSR is a wicked game 8)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on March 27, 2011, 05:26:10 PM
Not retro but I bought a 3DS as I was given a good trade price on a couple of things.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on March 27, 2011, 06:11:27 PM
Not retro but I bought a 3DS as I was given a good trade price on a couple of things.

and your thoughts on this mate - is it any good or just hype?

A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on March 27, 2011, 07:15:51 PM
I tried one at work a couple of weeks ago, very impressed with it, 3D is extremely convincing !!!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on March 27, 2011, 07:48:38 PM
Not retro but I bought a 3DS as I was given a good trade price on a couple of things.

and your thoughts on this mate - is it any good or just hype?

A

Not just a hype. The 3D effect looks very good but it does take time to adjust to it. Not worth buying one at the moment tho as the games aint that good (except Pilotwings) Only bought it now as I got a good price on a trade in.

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 27, 2011, 08:06:30 PM
Just pruchased the Magic Knight Trilogy for the speccy +3, That'll do to test it ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on March 27, 2011, 08:55:02 PM
Just picked up a few Speccy items of fleabay for next to naught.

Been watching it for days and guess that most folk were put off by the  high postage charge the seller had listed. He also offered collection which was great for me as he was literally just around the corner...well, past that shop and then down a bit.


Spectrum + (x2)
Spectrum 48k
Spectrum +3
x3 interface carts (not exactly sure what these are but 'mi guessing joystick adaptors?).
Big box of tapes (sadly no disks)
Alphacomm printer and speccy interface
Various manuals, books and magazines
A couple of descent joysticks and one very bizzare one ;D
Jiffy bag containing spare drive belt for the +3 and a new rubber keyboard & membrane for the 48

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on March 28, 2011, 07:05:14 AM
Great buy stiggy the rubber keyboard and membrane would set you back the best part of £30 !
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on March 30, 2011, 07:17:06 PM
1200xl added to my collection :) . Thanks to a member off AtariAge and of course 1200xl on here  ;) . Only had to pay the postage which came to about £30.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on March 30, 2011, 08:24:33 PM
just got a light pen for my Amstrad 6128, and also a RAM Music Machine for the Spectrum. Midi on a speccy will be interesting!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on March 30, 2011, 11:20:27 PM
1200xl added to my collection :) . Thanks to a member off AtariAge and of course 1200xl on here  ;) . Only had to pay the postage which came to about £30.

glad you finally got one, what condition was it in? mine was pretty good
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: moggy on March 31, 2011, 12:36:09 AM
just got a light pen for my Amstrad 6128, and also a RAM Music Machine for the Spectrum. Midi on a speccy will be interesting!

Let Me know how You get on with the Midi box please Andy, Midi has been a passion of mine since it started.
If memory serves it's also a sampler too, 8 channel Midi, though You will need an older style tone bank as most stuff is usb now.

Regards Moggy

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on March 31, 2011, 08:48:04 AM
just got a light pen for my Amstrad 6128, and also a RAM Music Machine for the Spectrum. Midi on a speccy will be interesting!

Let Me know how You get on with the Midi box please Andy, Midi has been a passion of mine since it started.
If memory serves it's also a sampler too, 8 channel Midi, though You will need an older style tone bank as most stuff is usb now.

Regards Moggy



I have a full sized MIDI keyboard. A friend of mine will loan me a Roland SC-55 for the early 90s feel. Shame I cant really play anything.

Maybe the ZX Music studio could make an appearance at the May event? Let Scarlettkitten have a play!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on March 31, 2011, 09:23:42 AM

Maybe the ZX Music studio could make an appearance at the May event? Let Scarlettkitten have a play!

Nice idea, I'm sure SK could knock out a few tunes  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on March 31, 2011, 06:28:35 PM
1200xl added to my collection :) . Thanks to a member off AtariAge and of course 1200xl on here  ;) . Only had to pay the postage which came to about £30.


glad you finally got one, what condition was it in? mine was pretty good

Very good but dusty. It could do with the retrobrite treatment but I'm very pleased with it :)


Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Blackpanther on April 02, 2011, 01:29:42 PM
Just bought a Zelda GBA SP boxed from our new local retro games shop. Also picked up Pilotwings for the 3DS.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on April 08, 2011, 09:37:15 AM
got a nice parcel from the States this morning, waited two months for it to arrive, I thought it was going to continue my run of bad luck and never arrive.

(http://www1.picturepush.com/photo/a/5408324/1024/WTF-is-this%253F/DSC05317.jpg)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 08, 2011, 08:21:34 PM
Wow nice bits there Mike  8)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on April 09, 2011, 11:52:13 AM
Nothing too exiting.......

Arrived last week but not had a chance to test yet : Einstein BBC basic disk + manual.

Arrived yesterday : Boxed ZX81, works but needs new membrain, Bozed ZX ram pack, not working (yet!).

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: sirmorris on April 11, 2011, 03:45:31 PM
Partially working Video Genie, C64 breadbin.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on April 14, 2011, 07:05:17 PM
One of sirmorris's ZXpand interfaces for RCM . . . heh heh! ;)

All of those lovely games and demos on one card . . . lovely stuff indeed! :)

A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on April 14, 2011, 07:09:54 PM
One of sirmorris's ZXpand interfaces for RCM . . . heh heh! ;)

All of those lovely games and demos on one card . . . lovely stuff indeed! :)

A

 ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on April 14, 2011, 08:06:04 PM
Just purchased an Oric-1 16k  ;D

you could say I'm very happy....just hope it's a good machine as it is untested....usually meaning broken!!!

I'll update when arrived/tested :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on April 15, 2011, 08:10:23 AM
ZX Spectrum +2a, non working but I have a project for the case.....

Einstein 6-pack games disk.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 17, 2011, 07:46:09 PM
Well blow me (erm!), we were only talking about these earlier...just won myself a boxed 3DO (FZ-1) for £36.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on April 17, 2011, 07:47:37 PM
Well blow me (erm!), we were only talking about these earlier...just won myself a boxed 3DO (FZ-1) for £36.

Nice one mate (and good to see you earlier too) . . . ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on April 18, 2011, 08:21:55 AM
Just purchased an Oric-1 16k  ;D

you could say I'm very happy....just hope it's a good machine as it is untested....usually meaning broken!!!

I'll update when arrived/tested :)

Very happy to say the Oric works....just got to try load some games in as I ran out of time :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on April 18, 2011, 02:00:28 PM
Bought ACA1230 56MHz 68030 Accelerator for Amiga 1200 - 64MB in Bargain price  8)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on April 19, 2011, 12:49:32 AM
ZX Spectrum +2a, non working but I have a project for the case.....

+2a now working, just had a duff ramchip.....yeah I know I'm using the case for a project, but I don't like having non-working equipment if I can avoid it....

Just bought one of SirMorris' ZXPAND interfaces + some ZX81 / QL membrains.

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on April 19, 2011, 12:37:33 PM
I think I got a bargain from the house clearance today...

Amiga 1000 + keyboard. But no keyboard lead but its only a 4 pin RJ11. Dont know if it works.

Also has a RAM expansion on the front. Also looks like there is some kind of daughterboard inside. Will fully disassemble when I get home tonight.

Sadly, its 110v NTSC and I think my 240v -> 110v adapter wont have enough oomph to run it.

£10  ;D So, its a bargain!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: moggy on April 19, 2011, 12:40:12 PM
Got Lord Morris's expander last week, and the smile hasn't left My ugly face since :D
Will see if it will run along side my Memotech Z80 assembler pack, if so dump its EPROM contents to the expander then save as p file,for example emulator use, end result an assembler that can be loaded anywhere into ram as the z80 assy's routines are all relocatable.
I used this method to load the EPROM into a battery backed memory board thus creating another hardware assembler which now I come to think about it, Has just been made obsolete along with an EPROM board.... HANG ON!  thanks to this bloody thing some of My add-ons are now up crap creek :'(

CHARLIE YOU OWE ME MONEY I HAVE A BIG DOG AND I KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE >:( >:( >:(

   HA! Moggy
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on April 19, 2011, 12:47:33 PM
Not quite a purchase, more of a 'free, take them!' which was on the pile of stuff @ the AC2011.

Complete set of manuals for an Atari SML804 laser printer picked up for someone within RCM who I happen to know owns one of these big beasts!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: MaxHall on April 19, 2011, 01:22:04 PM
One of sirmorris's ZXpand interfaces for RCM . . . heh heh! ;)


Bought one aswell! hehe stroll on postman! - hope to have a fester Bank holiday weekend.

Max
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on April 19, 2011, 05:00:03 PM
One of sirmorris's ZXpand interfaces for RCM . . . heh heh! ;)


Bought one aswell! hehe stroll on postman! - hope to have a fester Bank holiday weekend.

Max


Arrrgggghhhh, decisions, decisions, want a ZXpand but also want a Ram card for my A1200, can't really afford either, let alone both !!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on April 19, 2011, 05:50:49 PM
You could always borrow RCM's when we have done the weekender mate . . . ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on April 20, 2011, 07:10:39 AM
You could always borrow RCM's when we have done the weekender mate . . . ;)

Now there's a thought  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on April 20, 2011, 06:39:23 PM
Another lovely donation today . . . thanks to Freegle! ;)

A DDR controller for the PS1/PS2 . . . ;)

Some Master System games and of course the Master System(s) too! ;)

A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on April 24, 2011, 11:41:16 AM
I bought

COMMODORE 64. MYTH CARTRIDGE 8)

   
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on April 24, 2011, 01:26:36 PM
Got me an Amiga 4meg Ram expansion/accelerator, a Blizzard 1220.

How sweet it is to be able to play WHDload games  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on April 24, 2011, 06:01:31 PM
I bought

COMMODORE 64. MYTH CARTRIDGE 8)

   

Love Myth, great music
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on April 24, 2011, 07:31:08 PM
Quote
Love Myth, great music

I couldn't agree more and C64 had Speech saying "Welcome to Myth" was Amazing at the time...
Love the Music as bloody amazing!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on April 25, 2011, 12:08:30 PM
well this is what i got with my £2 today

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on April 25, 2011, 12:11:49 PM
Nice one . . .  £2 is a frikkin steal . . . nice little machine! :p)

A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on April 25, 2011, 12:20:57 PM
just do a test to see if it work and not only a light comes on i get a bleep too so after finding a uf lead i get basic up and all the keys work too

its worth £2 for the power pack but for it to bleep too god it is a steal
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 26, 2011, 09:32:02 AM
@Jimbob

It's an Acorn, that beep is the best it can do :P
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on April 26, 2011, 09:33:54 AM
bought a job lot of boards for fairly cheap.
Includes:
Rastan Saga
Hot Shots Tennis
Mortal Kombat
Seibu Soccer
Karate Champ
Tatio F3 motherboard
X-Men vs Streetfighter
Sega STV Titan motherboard + Die Hard game
Two Crude
Street Fighter 2
an unknown board

plus some unrelated manuals/schematics
I think most of this is faulty in some way so should keep me busy for a while
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on April 27, 2011, 09:58:21 AM
Stuff picked up from Anna & Dave (to go onto the 'when I finally buy a Kyroflux' pile!)

C64 disk-based goodies

Boxed:
Thalamus Summer Camp (boxed) - that's one less copy in their collection of hundreds of the buggers!
Ankh (Dave's boxed version)
Shadowfire (box but no disk but not worried - see below)
Street Hassle (boxed)

Loose:
Beyond compilation (Quake Minus One, PSI Warrior, Shadow Fire and Enigma Force)
Coin Op Hits (US Gold) 4 disks with: Dysentery Wars, Vigilante, Ghouls N Ghosts, Hammerfest & Ninja Spirit
Datel Action Replay Utils disk (the one with the slideshow etc.)
Mickey Mouse Space Adventure (2 disks but looks to be all 4 sides in use)
Ninja Warriors (Virgin)
Shadow Skimmer (The Edge - loved the music on this one)
Typhoon (Imagine)

Other stuff:

Ms Pacman Cartridge (no case)

A XEM1541 v6 which, according to the Wikipedia entry is a combination of the XE1541 and XM1541 cable into one neat mini-motherboard :)

Oh and a sealed box set of Critters films (1-4).  Well, it's kind of retro :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on May 02, 2011, 01:03:56 PM
got shenmue for the dreamcast for a £1 today
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on May 02, 2011, 05:19:01 PM
got shenmue for the dreamcast for a £1 today

absolute bargain, love the Shenmue games
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on May 02, 2011, 07:53:53 PM
£1, what a ripper :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 02, 2011, 08:43:41 PM
Finally recieved my 3DO on Sat after 'a few problems'. Haven't really had the chance to have a good play with it yet other than testing it works. It's boxed and in really good nick and has two controllers. Sadly lacking in software but am currently on the case  ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on May 04, 2011, 01:04:51 PM
(Waiting for the hate comments as you read this....)

Latest house clearance finds.

Commodore 128 boxed £5
Commodore Amiga 1200 HD boxed £20 (Works.)

Oh, and the amiga has a 68030 33Mhz, 68882 and a 16Mb SIMM ;D - and it works!!!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on May 04, 2011, 01:17:16 PM
Nice find Andy . . . ;)

A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: MaxHall on May 04, 2011, 01:20:42 PM
(Waiting for the hate comments as you read this....)

Latest house clearance finds.

Commodore 128 boxed £5
Commodore Amiga 1200 HD boxed £20

Oh, and the amiga has a 68030 33Mhz, 68882 and some RAM on a SIMM ;D (If this works, I may sell it or my other accelerator card)

Bloody good find that!, Well done..

Max
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on May 04, 2011, 07:47:20 PM
@AndyT
If you decide to sell an accelerator Lmk
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on May 04, 2011, 08:41:25 PM
I will be selling it once ive tested it.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on May 05, 2011, 05:29:58 PM
original Final Fight PCB
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 06, 2011, 03:10:23 PM
Quote
original Final Fight PCB

Flippin 'eck Jon...NICE one!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 08, 2011, 09:28:29 PM
Got me a lovely boxed A1200 care of Mr AndyT which will soon be pimped with RAM and Storage. Also picked up one of those C64 DTV joystick thingies from Filecore wares inc.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on May 08, 2011, 11:03:01 PM
A1 condition Acorn Atom, in box with manuals courtesy of Akastaff.
Commodore 128 courtesy of AndyT.

Reproduction ZX80 motherboard, as yet unbuilt.

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on May 08, 2011, 11:06:52 PM
Got an Amiga 500 courtesy of AndyT and also got an 'Overdrive' PCMCIA Hard Drive for A600/A1200 courtesty of the same AndyT
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: MaxHall on May 09, 2011, 11:26:11 AM
The haul, from the Retro Computer Museum Weekender, A commodore 16 for spares to repair my broken one hopefully, A ZXspectrum +3 Disc, to complete my collection of Speccys! yay! Atari St games, from the lucky dip, Atari 7800 games for my console (some still sealed), a Sinclair Interface2, with ROM port, a RAMFX interface2 clone, with Ramport!, A nice cart thing for my VIC20, Terminator 2 for the NES, Tomb raider for the Saturn, some blank floppys for the C64, a box of 3.5" disks to use on my samplers, and a AMIGA action replay MK III! (drool) - and we got a Atari woody with games, boxed for Jackie!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on May 09, 2011, 12:27:51 PM
My lowest haul so far (and it was planned too).

7 x early (some very early) ZX Spectrum games which I either remember or had some inkling they existed - all bought from 7' 2" Steve.

And that was it :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 11, 2011, 09:43:58 AM
Chap I know just arrived at work and dropped some stuff on my desk for me. Has a really nice looking Megadrive for me and a huge wad of boxed carts. Plenty of the usual suspects like SToR, Shinobi but also some really nice carts like Thunderforce and an Action Replay MkII.

 
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on May 12, 2011, 08:54:53 AM
Chap I know just arrived at work and dropped some stuff on my desk for me. Has a really nice looking Megadrive for me and a huge wad of boxed carts. Plenty of the usual suspects like SToR, Shinobi but also some really nice carts like Thunderforce and an Action Replay MkII.

 

You lucky fooker !!

Nice donation there mate  ;D

Got given half a dozen MD carts by a guy at work a few months ago, not tried them yet, things like Another World, Terminator 2 etc.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on May 12, 2011, 09:03:30 AM
RCM has had an Intellivision (with Speech Module) and a load of boxed games.

A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Phu on May 12, 2011, 02:55:48 PM
Acknowledgements for the weekend purchases:

SMS1 + Games inc. Composite+Audio lead from AndyT
Sega Saturn + two games (Sega Rally and Command and Conquer) from filecore
Lego Star Wars for the XBox from filecore (I'm assured I'll enjoy it...)
Toshiba Libretto 100CT from filecore (I spent far too much with him....)

Not technically retro, both worth a mention:
ATI Radeon Sapphire Pro X1950 graphics card form AndyT - thats gone in my Linux box and works very nicely :)

-- Richard
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on May 12, 2011, 03:22:33 PM
I picked up a couple of bits on Sunday.

BBC Master 512. Like a normal BBC with a 6502, but this one also has a 80186 PC CPU. Can run PC software http://flic.kr/p/9GE8mz
Acorn Electron 'Turbo' + Slogger ROM box and cartridge.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on May 12, 2011, 04:26:30 PM
BBC Master 512. Like a normal BBC with a 6502, but this one also has a 80186 PC CPU. Can run PC software http://flic.kr/p/9GE8mz

Yeah I want one of those, a 186 co-pro that is, wonder if Dave has another that he'd part with :) :)

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on May 14, 2011, 09:33:27 PM
BBC Master 512. Like a normal BBC with a 6502, but this one also has a 80186 PC CPU. Can run PC software http://flic.kr/p/9GE8mz

Yeah I want one of those, a 186 co-pro that is, wonder if Dave has another that he'd part with :) :)

Answer to that was apparently yes, after first repairing the Master that it was in (which had a keyboard fault).

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Amiga Man on May 17, 2011, 06:46:30 PM
Bought Atari 2600 Games such as

NIGHT DRIVER

COMBAT

SPACE INVADERS

£1.20  ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on May 28, 2011, 08:29:08 PM
Couple of bits. Quite tatty.

486 DX2-80 PC
BBC Model B
2 * MTX512 - no power supplies which is a pain as the power requirements are weird.
A3000 - Really tatty. Probably dead.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: filecore on June 06, 2011, 07:24:30 PM
Found a boxed Colecovision and VCS adaptor at the boot! First one I've ever found at a boot. Only ever found loose carts before.
Going straight into the collection!

More pictures and info here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sincil/5801005961/in/photostream
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on June 06, 2011, 07:31:33 PM
Found a boxed Colecovision and VCS adaptor at the boot! First one I've ever found at a boot. Only ever found loose carts before.
Going straight into the collection!

More pictures and info here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sincil/5801005961/in/photostream

Wow, I'm not jealous at all :o
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Spirantho on June 10, 2011, 09:10:20 AM
Is this the thread I just to gloat about my findings? Coool. :)

I just bagged 3 1551 broken drives as you may have seen in another thread. I think I now have 2 working ones (a 6525 on its way to me!).
Also another 2 Spectrums and games just came yesterday. :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on June 15, 2011, 09:46:20 PM
Robocop pcb, this game gets stupidly difficult but I loves it
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on June 16, 2011, 08:28:53 PM
Original 520ST bought from a guy in Germany, I've fitted a UK keyboard and UK TOS v1.0 oh and 2MB RAM upgrade.
It came with an SF314 DS big button external disk drive and all in minty condition 8)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b328/scottspikey/DSCF4343.jpg)
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b328/scottspikey/DSCF4332.jpg)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on June 16, 2011, 11:49:24 PM
nice one Soph, my first ST set up :)

I just bought a new FDD for my Atari 800. Pretty rare over here
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on June 17, 2011, 12:00:16 AM
Nice looking drive there Mike 8)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on June 17, 2011, 12:09:43 AM
Nice looking drive there Mike 8)

not quite an Indus GT, but for $20 i'm happy
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on June 20, 2011, 06:37:55 PM
I have purchased a complete (minus the leads) Sega Genesis setup :)

Genesis I
Genesis Sega CD I
Genesis 32x

I only really wanted the Sega CD, so after I have given it all a full testing, I may be selling the Genesis/32x (as I already have a Genesis & Genesis 32x)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on July 05, 2011, 11:21:34 PM
Bargain on eBay....due to finishing at a stupid time :)

Sega Genesis Nomad & Battery Pack, 5 Games but no leads

Fully works as a handheld...tested it with my EverDrive Cart

Got to sell a few things to cover this now :(
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on July 06, 2011, 04:02:46 PM
Bargain on eBay....due to finishing at a stupid time :)

Sega Genesis Nomad & Battery Pack, 5 Games but no leads

Fully works as a handheld...tested it with my EverDrive Cart :)

Got to sell a few things to cover this now :(

you can run the 32x on them with a mod
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on August 04, 2011, 11:52:18 PM
CGL / Sord M5 in decent condition in box, complete with BASIC-I a few tape games and a couple of joypads.

R5000 SGI O2, 1998 vintage, just system unit with internal disks.

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on August 11, 2011, 08:09:25 PM
I got an email at work a few weeks ago from a colleague who knows I like retro computers, sayiny he may have a C64 in his loft if i wanted it for free

I said sure....let me know if you find it and bring it in or come over to collect it.

Got email this morning saying he's brought it in so I replyed I'll walk over to your office ( 5 mins as it's a separate part of the site) and collect it lunch time.

He replied better bring the car!!!

4 boxes later :)

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on August 11, 2011, 08:12:44 PM
Continued...
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on August 11, 2011, 08:14:38 PM
Final one....


As I know bugger all about C64's..guess I've got a lot to learn

Help welcomed :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on August 11, 2011, 09:06:48 PM
Connect Action Replay
Connect 1541 disk
Insert one of those many disks and LOAD "$",8 (Return)

Loads of lovely goodies are displayed on screen.

Move cursor up to file you want to load and hit (I think) one of the F-keys and the Action Replay should turbo-load it :)


That's about all you need to know ;-)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on August 30, 2011, 02:21:01 PM
Not bought anything for a while, and then went a bit mad over the last couple of weeks!

Atari 7800 RGB model from France, works an absolute treat, better than the other 4 of these that I have  ???

Atari SIDE cart for the 8bit computer range, essentialy a HDD for the Atari using IDE2CF adaptor, also has Real Time Clock and SpartaDOS on tap.http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/184006-side-next-hdd-for-atari-8-bit-preorder/

And lastly a bit of a project that will take some time and a lot of cash to complete, anyone want to guess (not you AndyRCM!!)
(http://www3.picturepush.com/photo/a/6430386/1024/atariii/P1010701.jpg)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on August 30, 2011, 02:21:53 PM
It's a . . . ah! bugger! not me! :(

A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on August 30, 2011, 02:25:41 PM
It's a . . . ah! bugger! not me! :(

A

oooh so close, but no cigar
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Phu on August 30, 2011, 04:00:45 PM
I assume since its you its Atari something... my guess is 65XE?

-- Richard
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on August 30, 2011, 05:15:55 PM
Erm 1400XL?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on August 30, 2011, 05:58:19 PM
or maybe something better than the st
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on August 30, 2011, 06:06:41 PM
Erm 1400XL?
very close
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on August 30, 2011, 08:34:20 PM
Don't tell me that's an XLD board  :o
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on August 30, 2011, 10:57:31 PM
Don't tell me that's an XLD board  :o

So you don't want me to.tell.you its a 1450xld prototype board :)
Ok then :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on August 31, 2011, 12:42:40 AM
Don't tell me that's an XLD board  :o

So you don't want me to.tell.you its a 1450xld prototype board :)
Ok then :)

From Best Electronics??
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on August 31, 2011, 08:44:38 AM
Don't tell me that's an XLD board  :o

So you don't want me to.tell.you its a 1450xld prototype board :)
Ok then :)

From Best Electronics??
Yes, they are all sold out now ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on September 05, 2011, 11:38:55 AM
3 seperate purchases....

Tandy Electronic book for the CoCo/Dragon/BBC
Atari 800XL with tape floppy and printer
Tandy MC-10, hopefully the PAL variant.

Cheers,

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on September 06, 2011, 10:59:46 AM
Vidi RGB and Vidi Amiga . . . for 99p + P&P (of course) . . . mmmmm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280733056679?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_500wt_1156

not bad at all really . . . :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on September 06, 2011, 02:27:53 PM
Vidi RGB and Vidi Amiga . . . for 99p + P&P (of course) . . . mmmmm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280733056679?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_500wt_1156

not bad at all really . . . :)

Bloody hell that's good  :o
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: BassHead on September 06, 2011, 04:07:47 PM
Finally got my hands on an Amiga 1200 from a nice chap over at AmiBay.   ;D

I had an A500 back in the early 90s and have a few disks stored, which have survived.  Not so lucky was my old external floppy, which seems to be dead.  Shouldn't that have been the other way round, lol

 
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on September 07, 2011, 06:01:49 PM
got me a new astro city cab
(http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/af118/porchio/astro.jpg)

Nice condition but the wiring is completely inadequate and sub standard. Time to get busy
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on September 07, 2011, 06:04:53 PM
That is a nice cab - me like that a lot! :) A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on September 15, 2011, 08:46:19 AM
Nice one Jon, nice big screen and plenty of buttons!

Picked up a cheap 2600 the other day and yesterday won one of those Atari clone 126 game 'TV boys' for 99p. Think it's the model 1 version which has the two additional standard 9-pin joystick ports. Thought it's was worth a laugh and thinking about decasing, placing into a 70's nasty wood grain mini case complete with twin joysticks.

Speaking of Atari...and awaiting delivery of my 2600 harmony flash cartridge.

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Zeela on September 15, 2011, 09:46:05 AM
My latest additions to the collection: (Click the pics for more pics!)
(http://zeela.se/forumpics/videobrain.jpg) (http://zeela.se/bought/index.php?sfpg=MjAxMS8yMDExMDgzMC8qKjM3MGJiOWYwZjIzNDliNjdkN2E2Y2E2ZjdkM2JmZjlm)
A New in Box VideoBrain. A short lived computer based on the Fairchild F8 processor (like the Faichild channel F)

(http://zeela.se/forumpics/telematch.jpg) (http://zeela.se/bought/index.php?sfpg=MjAxMS8yMDExMDkxMS8qKjdkNmNmZDMxYjQ2NzA3NTM4NGM3ODU3NmMwYzZjNDU0)
Telematch Panoramic - A south american clone of the Magnavox Odyssey from around 1972-73!

And feel free to browse the gallery at http://zeela.se/bought. There I keep pics of almost everything I've acquired, since 2006. (I don't have all of the stuff anymore some things have been sold and traded)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: TBC on September 15, 2011, 09:57:05 AM
I've just bought something I've wanted for a long time:
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on September 15, 2011, 10:03:08 AM
Some nice stuff there . . . ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on September 15, 2011, 11:32:49 AM
Oric Microdrive...mmmmmmm! Very nice.

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on September 15, 2011, 02:12:14 PM
I've just bought something I've wanted for a long time:

sob...sob....want one :(

was it of eBay ??? I watched it but i'm banned from buying  :(
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Womble on September 16, 2011, 03:30:50 AM
Just sniped a rather lovely Amstrad CPC6128 with colour monitor on eBay and its local enough for me to pick up, postage would have cost a bomb. Wonder if the disc drive works.

Plus, unusually for me it is in full working order, aside from the untested floppy drive.  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on September 16, 2011, 11:45:08 AM
Just sniped a rather lovely Amstrad CPC6128 with colour monitor on eBay and its local enough for me to pick up, postage would have cost a bomb. Wonder if the disc drive works.

Plus, unusually for me it is in full working order, aside from the untested floppy drive.  ;D

Dive belts are cheap, and a piece of pi$$ for someone of your skills to fix (I managed it, so anyone can  ;D), also possible to fit external 3.5" drive and easier to get stuff on 3.5" disk too.  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on September 16, 2011, 12:15:49 PM
Dive belts are cheap, and a piece of pi$$ for someone of your skills to fix (I managed it, so anyone can  ;D), also possible to fit external 3.5" drive and easier to get stuff on 3.5" disk too.  :)

Should be possible to fit a 3.5" internally, with a little bit of hacking, I did this to one of my Spectrum +3 machines.

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on October 06, 2011, 02:13:57 PM
Psion 3C freebe from someone at work.
Elan Enterprise 128 from ebay.

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: carlsson on October 06, 2011, 06:23:06 PM
Psion 3C freebe from someone at work.
Elan Enterprise 128 from ebay.
You probably would've saved some money if it had been the other way around. :D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on October 06, 2011, 10:57:22 PM
Psion 3C freebe from someone at work.
Elan Enterprise 128 from ebay.
You probably would've saved some money if it had been the other way around. :D

True but still paid less than £100 for the Enterprise, though the £45 shipping from Hungry is prolly the most I ever paid.
Still cheaper than what I paid for the Sord M5 recently....

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Womble on October 17, 2011, 05:23:31 AM
Am still in my Amstrad fetish mode after getting my 6128 and colour monitor some weeks back, so I pounced on an auction here for a an Amstrad FD-1 3" Drive plus the DD-1 Controller. Looks utterly mint but almost certainly has the rotten drive belt as the seller claims it is untested. Thing with Amstrad gear is a lot of it actually is untested as without a monitor its a pain to test stuff.

Then last night I spied an auction locally for a very very mint looking 464, the one I have currently is rather shabby (cracked clear tape deck cover and piece of case missing on the back) so I sniped that too. Again sold as untested as the guy has no power supply or monitor. Will sell off my fully working shabby one and hopefully I will break even on the deal.

Also got a few 3 inch disks and a couple of drive belts, always thought the 3 inch drives were a bit crap but they are actually very robust.

Its been a bit of a mad week for purchases, parts for my Op Wolf gun recoil mech from the US and a faulty TMNT PCB which went for a song.

Now I just need a month off work to actually play with stuff :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on October 17, 2011, 08:38:45 AM
Just bought a Multi-cart for the Aquarius - random..... Will be available for use at the Snibston event...(hopefully)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 17, 2011, 03:23:31 PM
Hi Simon, do you mind letting me know where you got that from?

Thanks

Steve

My latest

Harmony Cartridge for the Atari 2600
Megadrive Mk1 + CD..just need a PAL 32x and Everdrive next
C64 Action Replay MkIV
Huge stack of Gameboy games
Gameboy
Scramble & Berzerk for Vectrex

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on October 17, 2011, 03:56:47 PM
Hi Simon, do you mind letting me know where you got that



There is a guy on Atari age making and selling them,jaybird3rd I think?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 17, 2011, 04:00:21 PM
Cheers Mike
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on October 17, 2011, 08:05:55 PM
Hi Simon, do you mind letting me know where you got that



There is a guy on Atari age making and selling them,jaybird3rd I think?

Yep thats the one....
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on October 18, 2011, 09:17:50 AM
And here's the link  :)

http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/189033-aquaricart-the-aquarius-album-cartridge/page__p__2391066__hl__aquarius__fromsearch__1#entry2391066 (http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/189033-aquaricart-the-aquarius-album-cartridge/page__p__2391066__hl__aquarius__fromsearch__1#entry2391066)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 28, 2011, 10:44:48 PM
Not really a recent purchase (about 20 years ago) but have rescued my very first c64 from my parents loft. It has an aftermarket ozzy case from '86 and Load-iT datasette unit. After all these years it  works first time.

Pics on FB

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002013108254 (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002013108254)

and a couple of vids on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPBkKiyhKQ4&sns=em
 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPBkKiyhKQ4&sns=em)



Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: MaxHall on October 29, 2011, 12:09:53 PM
A atari 65xe off mr 1200xl (cheers buddy) - a few sega saturn games off the car boot ;) A commodore 1084s monitor with Amiga 1200, and a Commodore Mps1270a Printer. The monitor now runs both my C64 and Amiga, looks lovelly.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on October 29, 2011, 05:01:01 PM
Quote from: MaxHall tjelink=topic=1063.msg43032#msg43032 date=1319886593
A atari 65xe off mr 1200xl (cheers buddy) - a few sega saturn games off the car boot ;) A commodore 1084s monitor with Amiga 1200, and a Commodore Mps1270a Printer. The monitor now runs both my C64 and Amiga, looks lovelly.
The xe will look good on that monitor too hooked up with the chroma luma connection
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: MaxHall on October 29, 2011, 05:40:38 PM
Quote from: MaxHall tjelink=topic=1063.msg43032#msg43032 date=1319886593
A atari 65xe off mr 1200xl (cheers buddy) - a few sega saturn games off the car boot ;) A commodore 1084s monitor with Amiga 1200, and a Commodore Mps1270a Printer. The monitor now runs both my C64 and Amiga, looks lovelly.
The xe will look good on that monitor too hooked up with the chroma luma connection

Yeah good idea, will get a lead..
Max
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on October 31, 2011, 05:15:26 PM
Nothing that exciting...

Approx 100 CF3 3" disks of PCW software, shareware, games and user data  ;D
512kb RAM Pack for Amstrad PCW 8256 and some kids of interface card
Selection of ISA/EISA/PCI cards
BBC Master plinth
Gameboy Advance SP in silver
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: WelshWizard on November 06, 2011, 07:19:17 AM
Nothing special just a Commodore Disk Drive with some odd bits of software
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=421297927
$50NZD about 22quid
but seeing as I have only just started to collect Commodore systems and have aquired a few in the last month, I thought it was about time I had a disk drive, seeings as one of the C65c I got came with about 100 Disk but no disk drive.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 06, 2011, 07:13:39 PM
Very very VERY grubby Commodore C64c for free. Have been cleaning and retrobrite'ting today - see various FB photos. Has come up a treat and currently running Last Ninja remix via EasyFlash cart.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.116748901735546.21699.100002013108254&type=1 (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.116748901735546.21699.100002013108254&type=1)

Commodore VC20 (German version isn't it?) with x4 cart games, tape drive, psu, leads - £8

Boxed ZX81 & boxed A500 with A590 external hdd (needs testing)  from my older brother after having a sort out (@Andy, glad i didn't buy that zx81 now!).




Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on November 06, 2011, 07:37:52 PM
Very very VERY grubby Commodore C64c for free. Have been cleaning and retrobrite'ting today - see various FB photos. Has come up a treat and currently running Last Ninja remix via EasyFlash cart.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.116748901735546.21699.100002013108254&type=1 (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.116748901735546.21699.100002013108254&type=1)

Commodore VC20 (German version isn't it?) with x4 cart games, tape drive, psu, leads - £8

Boxed ZX81 & boxed A500 with A590 external hdd (needs testing)  from my older brother after having a sort out (@Andy, glad i didn't buy that zx81 now!).

Nice one mate. mmmm A590 is a nice bit of kit - hope it works! ;) and good news on the ZX81! ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 06, 2011, 08:44:39 PM
Just won Rip Off and Berzerk games for my Vectrex. Both are complete and come with the transparent overlays. I already have a loose Berzerk cart, i just wanted the box and overlay so if any member would like to trade my Berzerk cart for any duplicate Vectrex carts you might have, please feel free to let me know....especially if it's Scramble  ;D

Regards

StiGGy

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: BassHead on November 06, 2011, 11:34:41 PM
Technosound Turbo 2 sampler for my Amiga.  The box is a bit knackered, and the floppy unreadable, but the cartridge is almost mint  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on November 07, 2011, 12:57:28 AM
Retro:
NES Advantage (joystick) and light gun for my NES (now just got to get a copy of duk hunt!).
Two Megadrive 2 SCART leads, the megadrive looks soo much better this way than with modulator !
Block out for my Atari Lynx
Tomy table-top who's name escapes be but the same game as Hales Astro Blaster.

Not so Retro:
Black Nintendo DS, cause I didn't want a 3DS :) :)

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 07, 2011, 12:41:12 PM
16k ram pack for my Vic20
Old Pentium 2 toshiba 12" laptop for DOS/Win95/98 gaming. Hunting out my tie fighter floppies  ;D

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on November 28, 2011, 08:52:01 PM
Couple of things over the last week...thank's to a bonus at work :)

2x ZX81, 16k memory expantion and some software (one eBay bundle) - arrived today - just need to check it :) - (If they both work ok, I may have a ZX81 to sell as I think three is a bit greedy)
SD2IEC :)
18 of the fort 20 issues of Super Play (the best SNES magazine - which I am really enjoying re-reading :))
Sega Saturn upgrade (cheers to Porchy I should be able to play backups on my Saturn when I get it back from RCM unit :))
BBC B internal CF/SD card HDD type thing - cheers Phu :) - just need to get into the loft for the lead to connect it to my TV :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: MaxHall on November 29, 2011, 09:56:20 AM
A Atari 400 from the RCM event at Snibston, could not resist that one...Cheers Jon Legg, and Cheers to Andy for letting me have it, cos I knoew he wanted it! lol

Max
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on November 29, 2011, 12:38:12 PM
N64 and Lylat wars complete with rumble pack from filecore on Saturday for the extreme price of £11 !!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: carlsson on November 30, 2011, 08:41:23 AM
I just got myself a "GLK 2010 Computer", an Arabic-market Famiclone in a PC-like keyboard. Lots of novelty fun going through the included 45-in-1 cartridge. In theory it appears possible to attach some kind of printer but I don't know how, where or what.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on November 30, 2011, 12:01:56 PM
I just got myself a "GLK 2010 Computer", an Arabic-market Famiclone in a PC-like keyboard. Lots of novelty fun going through the included 45-in-1 cartridge. In theory it appears possible to attach some kind of printer but I don't know how, where or what.


Nice - not seen one of them before!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on November 30, 2011, 12:03:52 PM
Picked up a ultra r@re copy of Beach Head still sealed for the C16 at the weekend. Ive never seen one of these before, let alone still in its wrapper.

I will treasure it for the rest of my life.

 ;D ;D

(Thanks RCM  ;) )
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: moggy on November 30, 2011, 02:42:55 PM
Picked up a ultra r@re copy of Beach Head still sealed for the C16 at the weekend. Ive never seen one of these before, let alone still in its wrapper.

I will treasure it for the rest of my life.

 ;D ;D

(Thanks RCM  ;) )


Ultra rare because most of these three level rip offs ended up in the bin, I Know Mine did :D
May it remain ever sealed ;D

Moggy
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on December 03, 2011, 01:13:31 PM
Zx81 for £6
Loving this little thing too.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on December 15, 2011, 08:17:59 AM
I was given a Psion 3mx on Tuesday, by a work colleage, complete with handbook :)

and the following SNES JAP games, from japan for £40 delivered within a week :)
Mario Paint
Mario Kart
Mario Collection
Mario RPG
Yoshi's Island 2

(I'm trying to get the main Mario games in UK, JAP & US formats)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on December 29, 2011, 10:05:07 PM
Not really a purchase - but got a boxed Sega Master System Plus for Christmas.... Never had one when they 1st came out, but have to say am really impressed with its capabilities having had time to sit and play a few good games on it..... Just need to save up for an everdrive now !!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on January 04, 2012, 09:22:16 PM
Spend a bit more Birthday/Christmas money :)

Sega CD Memory Cart (complete Jap Boxed)

Everdrive 64 for N64  ;D -

Just need some time to play now  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: marculos on January 05, 2012, 11:23:19 AM
must stop looking at ebay ! bought an atari lynx II for £20, always wanted one ....
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: levs on January 07, 2012, 10:33:56 PM
megadrive/mega cd11 before Xmas.today boxed pal snes, 5 us games, 5 pal games and 3 jap game s!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on January 08, 2012, 09:28:17 PM
Nintendo virtual boy with flash cart
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on January 08, 2012, 10:13:22 PM
GIT..... :)

Is that the flashcard that only olds one ROM at a time...?

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on January 08, 2012, 10:15:09 PM
GIT..... :)

Is that the flashcard that only olds one ROM at a time...?



That's the one but it has battery backup
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: levs on January 08, 2012, 10:23:57 PM
Nintendo virtual boy with flash cart good purchase! need one! just got 2 more jap snes games, fatal fury 1 and 2 boxed. 7 quid! bargin i reckon
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on January 09, 2012, 01:19:36 PM
Quote
Nintendo virtual boy with flash cart

Flippin 'eck Jon nice one! Sooooo want one myself.

Fancy bringing the cart down to RCM for a looksee?. Would be great to sample some other VB titles.

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on January 09, 2012, 03:07:45 PM
I'll fetch it with me in feb. some of the home brew stuff looks promising
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: marculos on January 16, 2012, 04:08:59 PM
Another Atari Lynx II, as the first one I bought died after 3 plays on Chequered Flag ! Common fault apparantly where power switch dies ... Hopefully next one will last a bit longer ! Got Electrocop, Zalor Mercanary, Roadblasters and Chips Challenge to get me started . Loving my GBA at the mo, just added Namco Museum and Streefighter 2 to my collection, and finally got a Competition Pro joystick with 20 yrs of sweat yuk ! and a cheetah interface for the speccy.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyParkes on January 16, 2012, 10:41:52 PM
Neo Geo Pocket Colour from ebay - fingers crossed it'll arrive safely in the next day or two!

It comes with Sonic Pocket so will need some more games

Currently thinking:

Neo Turf Masters
Metal Slug
SNK vs Capcom

to get started!

Any other recommendations?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: marculos on January 17, 2012, 07:49:32 AM
I just discovered this handheld last week and think it will be my next purchase. From the googling Ive done these games are what I want to get apart from Sonic,  SNK vs Capcom and Metal Slug

Biomotor Unitron
Dark Arms
Puyo Pop
Cotton
Card fighters clash
King of Fighters R2
Last Blade
NeoGeo Cup '98
Pocket Tennis

Racketboy guide here http://www.racketboy.com/retro/snkneo-geo/games-that-defined-the-neo-geo-pocket
Gamespot list here http://uk.gamespot.com/games.html?platform=3&mode=all&sort=score&dlx_type=all&sortdir=asc&official=all&page=0
Videogame Critic reviews - http://videogamecritic.net/ngpaz.htm
 
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyParkes on January 17, 2012, 09:47:10 AM
I only discovered it fairly recently...other than the original Gameboy i've never had any handhelds so thought i'd go for something different

Cheers for the links  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyParkes on January 18, 2012, 02:15:41 PM
The Neo Geo Pocket has arrived!

All works fine and had a quick go of Sonic (i'm at work!)

Will need to sort some of the games now  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on January 18, 2012, 06:34:37 PM
not retro but i got a xbox 360 arcade fully boxed for £35
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on January 18, 2012, 06:35:55 PM
Nice one Jim! Good price! :)

A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on January 18, 2012, 09:55:25 PM
a couple of Sega Game Gears from fleaBay :)

I may be selling one and some duplicate games - when all has arrived & had time to check all work ok ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on January 18, 2012, 10:23:47 PM
let me know mate . . .  :) RCM has a couple of duplicates too . . . wanna swap maybe? ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on January 19, 2012, 08:00:25 AM
let me know mate . . .  :) RCM has a couple of duplicates too . . . wanna swap maybe? ;)

I will Andy :)

Oh and an upgraded Original Xbox (from 1200xl who has more stuff for sale including a chipped Saturn  ::))

Just need to get used to XBMC again & get lots of roms onto the Xbox HDD for the emulators
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on January 24, 2012, 06:04:15 PM
Not really a purchase . . . a donation . . .
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on January 24, 2012, 09:20:49 PM
Bagged me C16 yesterday. Weird really, one of those machines I've always used without actually owning one.

Also got a few more Vectrex games (mainly for the colour overlays)

Scramble
Fortress of Narzgod

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyParkes on January 25, 2012, 08:20:48 PM
Acquired a PSP 1000 today...the cap has snapped off the thumbstick.

Still useable in its current state but think I'll replace it. Anyone done it before?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on January 25, 2012, 08:35:47 PM
Not done that but have fixed the right shoulder pads recently on two different PSPs :) - dead easy to unscrew etc . . . :)

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyParkes on January 25, 2012, 11:07:59 PM
That's good to know  ;D

thank you!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyParkes on January 25, 2012, 11:19:19 PM
Actually...I was in the car when I first looked at it

I don't think it's broken - think the cap has just come off - should be easy enough to replace  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyParkes on January 30, 2012, 10:22:20 PM
Game Boy Advance with three games £8.50

Bargain?

The PSP saga is I going however...will report back once I've sorted it tomorrow (hopefully)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on January 31, 2012, 01:35:23 PM
Woohoo, just bagged myself a QL....aw crap, just bagged myself a QL.

Got it for nought, although I'm considering asking for a disposal fee :)

 
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on January 31, 2012, 02:13:12 PM
Woohoo, just bagged myself a QL....aw crap, just bagged myself a QL.

Got it for nought, although I'm considering asking for a disposal fee :)

 

PMSL - Now what was that game we found at Snibston that was actually not bad....
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on January 31, 2012, 04:34:07 PM
Woohoo, just bagged myself a QL....aw crap, just bagged myself a QL.

Got it for nought, although I'm considering asking for a disposal fee :)

 

PMSL - Now what was that game we found at Snibston that was actually not bad....
Target practice?
Ql lobbing (similar to wellie wanging)?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on January 31, 2012, 05:11:27 PM
Well if there's a QL going free I'll have it ! :) :) :)

Cheers.

Phill.

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on January 31, 2012, 06:15:34 PM
Got one of those EasyFlash cartridges for the C64 - great piece of kit.

http://www.retrocomputers.eu/2012/01/27/the-commodore-64-easyflash-cartridge/
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: marculos on February 02, 2012, 09:28:10 AM
Atari Lynx number 3 !.. Hopefully this one will work... Gameboy Color for £3.99 inc tetris and alleyway, must be cheapest handhelds on ebay
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyParkes on February 03, 2012, 12:52:38 PM
Just collected a Sega Saturn, 3 (unboxed) games, memory pack & 1 controller - £10.50

Games are Dayton USA ,Tomb Raider & Black Dawn

Pretty pleased at that  :D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: MaxHall on February 06, 2012, 11:53:26 AM
Just got hold of a Zx Spectrum 48k with a rare ish, SAGA 1 Emperor keyboard with Interface 1 and Microdrive! so well chuffed at mo, hopefully be delivered for weekend to have a play....

Max
 
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: andyc on February 06, 2012, 09:14:20 PM
I've just picked up my first 6809 machine, a Dragon 32 :-)

Now on the lookout for a PSU as it didn't come with one. :-( Apart from that it looks tidy.


Andy.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on February 07, 2012, 12:24:04 PM
I've just picked up my first 6809 machine, a Dragon 32 :-)

Now on the lookout for a PSU as it didn't come with one. :-( Apart from that it looks tidy.


Andy.

Might be able to help you with that one if you can fit a plug... I have a few spare D32 PSUs.....  PM me...
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on February 07, 2012, 12:35:51 PM
I've just picked up my first 6809 machine, a Dragon 32 :-)

Now on the lookout for a PSU as it didn't come with one. :-( Apart from that it looks tidy.

Just saw one on ebay...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/130638965171

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: andyc on February 07, 2012, 07:15:49 PM
Thanks for the heads-up guys. :-)


Andy.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: levs on February 07, 2012, 08:33:04 PM
Sega Dreamcast 5 games (inc Soulcalibur) 2 pads, vmu from fleebay, hope its in as good a condition as the seller said!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on February 08, 2012, 10:27:26 AM
Quote
Sega Dreamcast 5 games (inc Soulcalibur) 2 pads, vmu from fleebay, hope its in as good a condition as the seller said!

Yay, nice one, some cracking games out on the DC as well as a very active homebrew scene. If it's yellowed, no worries can always add a drop of retrobrite. Brings them up nice n white again.

Highly recommend getting a VGA box, really does transform the picture quality into something truly outstanding. Usually go for around £20 on eBay.

I can picture a SC tourney developing at the next meet  :)

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: levs on February 08, 2012, 06:27:47 PM
yeah think the vga box is a must any make better than the rest? Had a DC before but not looked at homebrew stuff, ill have to do some research. Torny sounds good I'll be getting some practice in on SC then mate! haha :D :D

Levs
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on February 08, 2012, 08:08:06 PM
Only thing to watch out for - especially with the original PAL releases of games - is that not all of them work in VGA mode.  It should say on the back cover whether the game will work in VGA mode or not.  GTA was one that didn't and others needed hacking to get them to work.

Luckily, Soul Calibur, as you've already seen, does work :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: marculos on February 09, 2012, 07:18:51 PM
Playstation 1 with 5 games 2 controllers for a fiver. Looks like it might be chipped as it plays cdrs
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyParkes on February 13, 2012, 10:07:06 PM
yeah think the vga box is a must

Friend of RCM Rewind Bits have these back in stock

http://www.rewind-bits.co.uk/sega-dreamcast-vga-box-converter-to-vga-s-video-rca-av.html

 ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on February 14, 2012, 06:45:39 AM
Yup, that's the one.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on February 14, 2012, 05:55:43 PM
Playstation 1 with 5 games 2 controllers for a fiver. Looks like it might be chipped as it plays cdrs

mk1 could play copys out of the box game station selling games for 49p each

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on February 14, 2012, 06:01:23 PM
yeah think the vga box is a must any make better than the rest? Had a DC before but not looked at homebrew stuff, ill have to do some research. Torny sounds good I'll be getting some practice in on SC then mate! haha :D :D

Levs

if your good with a soldering iron you can hack a vga socket in place of the av out iv dont this to my one but just remember if you do this not all games work with vga but iv not had this problem yet all the games i play work

or you can cut a new hole

http://www.mmmonkey.co.uk/console/sega/dc-vga.htm
james
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on February 14, 2012, 06:06:15 PM
yeah think the vga box is a must

Friend of RCM Rewind Bits have these back in stock

http://www.rewind-bits.co.uk/sega-dreamcast-vga-box-converter-to-vga-s-video-rca-av.html

 ;D

what game is that on the web page?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on February 14, 2012, 07:09:05 PM
Unreal?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: levs on February 14, 2012, 07:25:43 PM
"Friend of RCM Rewind Bits have these back in stock"

Think im going to order one of these soon, dont fancy hacking my DC to bits, only just got it haha! I suprised how good it looks through A/V 60hz on my plasma, but still going for the vga box! ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on February 15, 2012, 09:19:34 AM
Just picked up some Colecovision Adam software..... now - where can I find an Adam to test it on..... Look towards RCM (thanks Prime!).

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on February 15, 2012, 11:33:41 AM
Just picked up some Colecovision Adam software..... now - where can I find an Adam to test it on..... Look towards RCM (thanks Prime!).

Hehehe, is the software on tape or on cart, as I think that the tape drive on that Adam has a problem, from what I recall it needs new pinch rollers. I also seem to remember I may still have a couple of blank tapes, if I find them I'll pass them on.

Cheers.

Phill.
 
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: rewind on February 19, 2012, 05:52:50 PM
Unreal?

quake arena if I recall correctly.

 ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on February 19, 2012, 06:56:14 PM
Unreal?

quake arena if I recall correctly.

Alowing for the fact I've only played the PC version, but deffo looks like Quake 3 Arena.

Talking of Q3A, fans of that should check out Open Arena, it's basically the Q3A GPLd source married with a set of GPL levels / graphics / models.

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on February 19, 2012, 07:04:29 PM
Just tried out my new DIVIDE, Mmmmmm it's cool  8)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on February 19, 2012, 08:26:19 PM
Just tried out my new DIVIDE, Mmmmmm it's cool  8)

Mine's with the Phu on his 'to fix' pile.

Dug out the GBA SP today as needed to catalogue what games were in the box and also put the RGCD special edition games (Thrust, Reaction and Motocross Challenge) into the same box for neatness sake.  Had to (naturally!) test out all the games.  Might dig out the soundtrack ripping tools for some GBA rips at some point :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on February 19, 2012, 08:54:08 PM
Just tried out my new DIVIDE, Mmmmmm it's cool  8)

:)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: MaxHall on February 20, 2012, 10:29:42 AM
Productive week, 2 off C64canabalt cartridges, one for me one for Jackie, a copy of Jetpac for the Zx Spectrum, on wait for it, ROM cartridge! yay!! (Cost a bomb!)


Car boot sale Sunday, got a MINI megadrive, a Atari TV stick, and Duke Nukem and Fade to Black for playstation, all for a Fiver!


All good stuff

Max

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on February 20, 2012, 11:21:35 AM
Woo, Fade to Black, haven't played that one in ages. Upgraded my PC from a 486 to a P90 just to play that one...upgrades cost nearly £800 :o
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyParkes on February 23, 2012, 08:20:28 PM
Picking this up on Saturday...
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/$(KGrHqJ,!i4E8Ueq7iDHBPP!!ttypg~~60_12.JPG)

£1.20  !!!!!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: rewind on February 24, 2012, 12:07:18 AM
Picking this up on Saturday...
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/$(KGrHqJ,!i4E8Ueq7iDHBPP!!ttypg~~60_12.JPG)

£1.20  !!!!!

Why didnt you buy 2 at that price?!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: levs on February 26, 2012, 08:24:32 PM
did you pick up the Atari mate? bargin price! :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyParkes on February 27, 2012, 09:36:59 AM
Yep! Very pleased  ;D

No games though so will have to sort that but I'm not going to complain at that price.

There was an Atari 2600 Jr A in parents loft up until about 18 months ago and they chucked it without telling me so glad I was able to get this!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: retroking on February 27, 2012, 09:37:18 AM
I didnt purchase these arcade machines and other things as such i saved them from being crushed by the local scrapyard.

1  STREEET FIGHTER 2 CHAMPION EDITION
2  FIGHTING HAWK
3  GLADIATOR

and i got a

MATTEL AQUARIUS (with burgertime,advanced dungeons and dragons,extended microsoft basic and a 16k memory cart and instruction books and aquaruis user magazines

ATARI 2600 (with about 30-40 boxed games,joysticks and paddles)(Does anyone want to buy a copy of BREAKOUT boxed with instructions(i have 20 copies))
i think thats it.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on February 27, 2012, 02:33:43 PM
if the boxed breakouts are really really cheap, I may be interested for making home brew carts.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: marculos on February 28, 2012, 01:37:34 PM
Just bought a PC Engine Core Grafx II for around £30, needs a PSU and video cable. First games Ive sourced are Bomberman 94 and Streetfighter 2 both a fiver each delivered which aint bad. I just need a PSX joypad converter so I can play Streetfighter properly, think it will be cheaper to do that than buy a PC Engine 6 button joypad.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyParkes on February 28, 2012, 07:47:16 PM
following on from the Atari 2600 bargain today I collected a ZX Spectrum 48k with cables and a tape deck for zero pounds and zero pence :-)

shortly followed by a PlayStation 1 with cables, a controller and a couple of memory cards for three quid

rather pleased with my luck at the moment!

it does balance out though as I let my competitive nature get the better of me on fleabay far too often  :'(
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyParkes on March 05, 2012, 08:36:56 PM
Despite deciding to go a bit easier this month I've picked this up today  ::)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/$(KGrHqN,!rQE88hJMD3cBPSl2,z3Eg~~60_12.JPG)

My SNES has been a bit temperamental recently so I've been on the lookout for a spare - what sealed this though was the Super Advantage joystick which i've always wanted ;D

Grand total £11
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: rewind on March 05, 2012, 08:58:15 PM
Despite deciding to go a bit easier this month I've picked this up today  ::)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/$(KGrHqN,!rQE88hJMD3cBPSl2,z3Eg~~60_12.JPG)

My SNES has been a bit temperamental recently so I've been on the lookout for a spare - what sealed this though was the Super Advantage joystick which i've always wanted ;D

Grand total £11

superb price, but ew, you'll have to play it in a shoebox. Or paint it!
nice work with the super advantage, shmups with those are awesome
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyParkes on March 05, 2012, 09:04:01 PM
Agree it's a bit bleurgh - going to try and clean it up.

Painting is a good idea. Saw a really nice red one on eBay this week
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on March 05, 2012, 09:06:10 PM
Have a word with stiggy2009 . . . retrobrite candidate if ever I saw one! :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on March 05, 2012, 10:08:41 PM
Agree it's a bit bleurgh - going to try and clean it up.

Painting is a good idea. Saw a really nice red one on eBay this week

Don't paint it, they look nasty IMO, go for the Retr0bright, simple and very effective
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyParkes on March 06, 2012, 12:15:55 PM
Never used Retr0brite - seen plenty about it online though

What are the results like?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on March 06, 2012, 04:16:07 PM
Take a look.at the topic I started in these forums. It is really easy, cheap and the results are great. Take your time, don't let the patient dry out and it will be fine
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: rewind on March 06, 2012, 05:56:40 PM
Take a look.at the topic I started in these forums. It is really easy, cheap and the results are great. Take your time, don't let the patient dry out and it will be fine

does it actually work on SNES consoles though? I was under the understanding that nothing could bleach a snes?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on March 06, 2012, 08:06:49 PM
Take a look.at the topic I started in these forums. It is really easy, cheap and the results are great. Take your time, don't let the patient dry out and it will be fine

does it actually work on SNES consoles though? I was under the understanding that nothing could bleach a snes?

It's not bleaching, it is reversing the yellowing caused by the bromide that is used in plastics as a fire retardant when it is subjected to UV radiation. Funny that the cause is also part of the cure.
I have done several Atari ST's, C128's,Atari 800's etc etc etc.

Here is a thread that I started on Atari Age, the process has changed slightly, so read all 29 pages!
you will find examples of all sorts of plastics that have been treated in that thread, including Snes,nes,dreamcast etc etc

http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/138244-how-to-remove-yellowing-from-an-old-atari-case/
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on March 06, 2012, 08:22:07 PM
some quick links (I am passionate about Retr0bright)

Wiki http://retr0bright.wikispaces.com/
My Atari 400
 http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/138244-how-to-remove-yellowing-from-an-old-atari-case/page__view__findpost__p__1671510

My Atari 130XE keyboard
http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/138244-how-to-remove-yellowing-from-an-old-atari-case/page__view__findpost__p__1674703

A snes
http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/138244-how-to-remove-yellowing-from-an-old-atari-case/page__view__findpost__p__1691476

Atari 1200XL top and bottom
http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/138244-how-to-remove-yellowing-from-an-old-atari-case/page__view__findpost__p__1762248

Atari 65XE
http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/138244-how-to-remove-yellowing-from-an-old-atari-case/page__view__findpost__p__1820564
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyParkes on March 06, 2012, 10:02:30 PM
nice work!

found your thread on here too.

I'm the least impractical man in the world so need to build up the courage to give this a go    :D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: rewind on March 07, 2012, 06:38:54 AM
looks like some serious science you've got going on there. Must give it a go at some point.
Prolly will end up with it in my eyes though  :P
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on March 07, 2012, 09:36:55 AM
Goggles and gloves are a must, it stings like f#@k
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: lucifershalo on March 07, 2012, 10:02:45 AM
(http://www.mirari.fr/xNIr)
(http://www.mirari.fr/5Ylq)
(http://www.mirari.fr/xXD4)
(http://www.mirari.fr/vskx)
(http://www.mirari.fr/aQls)
(http://www.mirari.fr/EXrb)
(http://www.mirari.fr/kJcw)
(http://www.mirari.fr/53gK)
(http://www.mirari.fr/Dm5T)
(http://www.mirari.fr/P9vq)
(http://www.mirari.fr/wt8m)
(http://www.mirari.fr/YUBD)
(http://www.mirari.fr/S0yo)
(http://www.mirari.fr/9UUJ)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on March 07, 2012, 11:28:06 AM
Sort of retro - IFEL Master ROM/RAM for the BBC Master

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7192/6947551545_925c05cdf1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andysretrocomputers/6947551545/)
IFEL Master ROM/RAM (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andysretrocomputers/6947551545/) by Andys Retro Computers (http://www.flickr.com/people/andysretrocomputers/), on Flickr
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on March 16, 2012, 01:17:41 PM
30 assorted EPROMS. Time to make some more 7800 carts :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on March 20, 2012, 04:44:41 PM
Knackered Atari XF551  :o
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on March 20, 2012, 04:58:40 PM
Picking up an Amstrad 6128 from someone in Kent, but who's travelling up to Stafford to pick up their son from University there.

Anyone got a cheap HXC they want to sell? (slim chance, I know) ..
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on March 20, 2012, 05:23:07 PM
LOL, I wish too.
I think Charlie has the details on how to make the old version 1 boards, but the new boards that can do Amiga disc saving etc etc is closed source :(
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on March 20, 2012, 06:58:38 PM
LOL, I wish too.
I think Charlie has the details on how to make the old version 1 boards, but the new boards that can do Amiga disc saving etc etc is closed source :(

Been told on the CPCWiki that if I want to do any kind of (proper) coding and/or using other ROMs, then a MegaFlash is also a necessity.  Each device is ~£70 (plus delivery to the UK).
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on March 21, 2012, 07:16:24 AM
NTSC N64, region free modded, and a V64 with lots of extras :)

Just got to collect it :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on March 21, 2012, 08:37:17 AM
Nice one on the V64.  That the one that goes under the N64 or is it the Iomega ZIP drive-based one?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on March 21, 2012, 08:48:15 AM
Nice one on the V64.  That the one that goes under the N64 or is it the Iomega ZIP drive-based one?

Under the machine Mug

I'll post some pics when I get it...my Dad's collecting it for me then I have to get it from him :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on March 21, 2012, 11:49:36 AM
Nice one on the V64.  That the one that goes under the N64 or is it the Iomega ZIP drive-based one?

Under the machine Mug

I'll post some pics when I get it...my Dad's collecting it for me then I have to get it from him :)

Last time I saw a Z64 (just remembered the name) was at the only Jagfest UK to appear in the North (2006 I think).  Neat little device but limited (back then) to the data storage of a ZipDisk.  These days it's Everdrive for everything (or a HxC) :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on March 24, 2012, 09:15:25 PM
An Amstrad 6128 + monitor and the accompanying wad of (approx) 45 discs (about 9 are originals) *but* the whole thing is a non-starter as trying out the disks as it looks like the disk drive is knackered.

I've only tested it with the monitor (CM640) that came with the stuffed 464 I bought 2 weeks ago, not that I can see the monitor that I've just carried through the streets of Warrington being any better.  Damn they're heavy when you're lugging them for 20 minutes.  My hands are only just now beginning to forgive me.

Total cost £10 (well, £9.99) and a day return to Stafford of £20.  I really can't complain and, I've already started looking at drive belts on ePrey.  How easy are they to fit (as you're all aware, software is my thang, not h/ware!) :)

*edit* just tried it with the other monitor (CM644) and it definitely doesn't work with any of the 10 disks I just tried.  Pictures attached though for "You got what?  For £10!"

One of the admins/founders of the CPCWiki forum has said (and Jimbo has agreed via FB) that the drive belts are easy to replace.  Do I buy a single one, or a pack of 5?  How likely am I (see comment about my h/ware skills above) to break one when trying to fix it? :)

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on March 25, 2012, 09:18:23 PM
Drive belts are not difficult to fix - a bit of a fiddle but can be done with basic tools...

On gotcha - once you remove the screws, don't turn the drive up the wrong way or a small pin drops onto the floor and you can't find it....and without that it doesn't know when a disk is inserted.....

If you bring the 6128 and belt at Easter I can fit on Fri or Sun.....only takes about 10 minutes.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on March 25, 2012, 10:16:45 PM
Drive belts are not difficult to fix - a bit of a fiddle but can be done with basic tools...

On gotcha - once you remove the screws, don't turn the drive up the wrong way or a small pin drops onto the floor and you can't find it....and without that it doesn't know when a disk is inserted.....

If you bring the 6128 and belt at Easter I can fit on Fri or Sun.....only takes about 10 minutes.


I've put 5 onto my eBay watch list (along with the tape lead) so I'll have a go first (using the guides online) and if that's a no-go, I'll lug it down to Snibston for an expert to have a go :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on March 28, 2012, 02:03:47 PM
Matra & Hatchette Alice 32 (in its red case with tape deck)
Commodore C64G - Lovely condition
Bubbler for RCM

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on March 28, 2012, 08:36:41 PM
Bought a few Amstrad books to scan in and preserve .. then they'll get donated to some place in the countryside around Leicestershire .. can't quite remember what the place is called :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on March 29, 2012, 07:33:36 AM
Bought a few Amstrad books to scan in and preserve .. then they'll get donated to some place in the countryside around Leicestershire .. can't quite remember what the place is called :)

I think it's called...getting full ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyParkes on March 30, 2012, 08:08:01 PM
I'll be collecting this tomorrow  ;D

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/$(KGrHqZ,!qIE9gFoWl96BP,kMwkzuQ~~60_12.JPG)

Needs a bit of tlc but I'm happy
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: porchy on April 03, 2012, 04:54:58 PM
Got a Sammy Atomiswave arcade pcb with Fist of the North Star game. A very nice system pretty much same spec as the dreamcast. Now all I need is some time to myself to get a game in!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on April 06, 2012, 07:43:17 PM
Got myself a SGI Indy and a Sun Sparc Station 5 the other day.

Got a load of Acorn and Tandy stuff to pick up early next week. Not a clue, but the guy giving it to me says its going to clear his loft!!!!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on April 07, 2012, 05:34:08 PM
Boxed Commodore 16 starter pack, Computer and tape in immaculate condition !

Grand Theft auto series for original XBox, to add to GTA 1/GTA London /GTA 2 for PC.

Cheers.

Prime.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: MaxHall on April 08, 2012, 06:45:26 PM
Nice bag full of Dreamcast games, a Grandstand Munchman, and a Psygnosis Team Licensing Jacket! from this weekends RCM event... Oh and a box full of C16 games on cassette!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on April 09, 2012, 01:01:44 PM
A couple of things: I picked up a boxed mint Acorn Electron from Snibston, excellent.
Box is a bit tatty, but everything else is decent.

Also, I've got an A570 CD-ROM drive for Amiga 500 on it's way from feebay.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: levs on April 09, 2012, 01:47:20 PM
Boxed N64, couple of games and a rumble pack from snibston, the collections slowly building again!

Levs
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyParkes on April 09, 2012, 11:56:54 PM
Somehow managed to resist spending too much money at Snibston (it was very hard!)

I couldn't resist the Binatone TV Master though. It's the first games system I ever played so have wanted one for ages  ;D

I am rather regretting not picking up the Amiga 600 I saw though  :(
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on April 12, 2012, 10:18:13 PM
Boxed Dragon 64, box a little scrappy, it's a little faded (the computer) and has a screen fault, but at last a british 64 without any holes drilled in the case !

Turns out it's not a screen fault but a PSU fault, oh well not a problem as I have a couple of spares.
Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on April 12, 2012, 10:40:31 PM
Boxed Dragon 64, box a little scrappy, it's a little faded (the computer) and has a screen fault, but at last a british 64 without any holes drilled in the case !

Cheers.

Phill.

LOL
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on April 15, 2012, 02:38:53 PM
NTSC N64, region free modded, and a V64 with lots of extras :)

Just got to collect it :)

Just made a video of it in use :)

http://youtu.be/A0FbB59j0wE (http://youtu.be/A0FbB59j0wE)

Enjoy
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on April 17, 2012, 08:57:27 PM
Thomson TO7 / 70
Apple IIe (oops)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyParkes on April 18, 2012, 10:38:37 AM
Picking up a Adman Grandstand (Model 6000) tomorrow  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on April 19, 2012, 05:13:55 PM
Boxed Spectrum +3 at a Radio Rally - £5  (Bloke had a load of BBC Model B as well for £5 - but I have way too many of them at the moment)
Multiface 3 for the +3
6502 co-pro for the BBC
ATPL Sideways ROM/RAM board for a BBC Model B
Z80 Communicator co-pro for the BBC
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 19, 2012, 05:16:30 PM
I've just got a Multiface 3 for spectrum +3, superb bit of kit.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on April 19, 2012, 05:18:52 PM
I've just got a Multiface 3 for spectrum +3, superb bit of kit.

Yay!

Not the most common bit of kit either!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on April 22, 2012, 12:12:09 PM
Donation to RCM . . .

3 x Acorn Electrons
2 x Interface 3s with lots of disks (1 of them fully boxed)
1 x Interface 1 with a couple of cartridges
20 x cassette games
10 x books

:)

Andy

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on April 22, 2012, 01:56:46 PM
Not a purchase but a gift from a family member  ;D

Original Gameboy
Game Boy Camera
Game Boy Printer
Super Mario Land
Super Mario Land 2
Official Nintendo Carry Case
Link Lead

My first Original Game Boy  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on April 23, 2012, 11:19:28 AM
Donation to RCM . . .

3 x Acorn Electrons
2 x Interface 3s with lots of disks (1 of them fully boxed)
1 x Interface 1 with a couple of cartridges
20 x cassette games
10 x books

:)

Andy

Im still looking for a Interface 3.

Nice donation there!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on April 23, 2012, 12:17:39 PM
My Apple IIe has arrived - and its MINT and working !

Came with Serial and Parallel cards, 2 x Disk ][ interface cards, 128KB Ram card (taking it to a massive 256Kb) and 4 x Disk drives !

Now if I only had a disk to boot it with..... ADT Pro and a serial cable needed I think...

Happy days.... ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on April 23, 2012, 03:05:44 PM
My Apple IIe has arrived - and its MINT and working !

Came with Serial and Parallel cards, 2 x Disk ][ interface cards, 128KB Ram card (taking it to a massive 256Kb) and 4 x Disk drives !

Now if I only had a disk to boot it with..... ADT Pro and a serial cable needed I think...

I think I already went through that pain if all else fails I have a couple of Apple II boot disks.
Wouldn't a 128K card take it to 192K I thought the IIe had 48/64K ?

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on April 23, 2012, 03:20:08 PM
My Apple IIe has arrived - and its MINT and working !

Came with Serial and Parallel cards, 2 x Disk ][ interface cards, 128KB Ram card (taking it to a massive 256Kb) and 4 x Disk drives !

Now if I only had a disk to boot it with..... ADT Pro and a serial cable needed I think...

I think I already went through that pain if all else fails I have a couple of Apple II boot disks.
Wouldn't a 128K card take it to 192K I thought the IIe had 48/64K ?

Cheers.

Phill.

Ooops - missed off the 80 Col card which also has 64Kb on it...
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on April 23, 2012, 03:25:48 PM
My Apple IIe has arrived - and its MINT and working !

Came with Serial and Parallel cards, 2 x Disk ][ interface cards, 128KB Ram card (taking it to a massive 256Kb) and 4 x Disk drives !

Now if I only had a disk to boot it with..... ADT Pro and a serial cable needed I think...

I think I already went through that pain if all else fails I have a couple of Apple II boot disks.
Wouldn't a 128K card take it to 192K I thought the IIe had 48/64K ?

Cheers.

Phill.

Ooops - missed off the 80 Col card which also has 64Kb on it...

erm . . . not jealous at all - nope - not at all!  :'(
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on April 23, 2012, 03:27:35 PM
ADTpro and super serial catrd, piece of piss to transfer software from PC to Apple !!!

Done it loads  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on April 25, 2012, 11:21:12 AM
ADTpro and super serial catrd, piece of piss to transfer software from PC to Apple !!!

Done it loads  ;D

+1 as the kids would say...
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: marculos on May 04, 2012, 12:35:48 PM
just got an Amstrad GX4000 with burning rubber.. then realised how much games cost ouch !! Have found instructions on how to convert the GX4000 into an CPC+ so you can use a kb and disk drive but well well beyond my skills, seems there isnt a flash cart for it either so wont have much to play on for a while !
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on May 08, 2012, 12:36:07 PM
Was given a Compaq Armada M300 with base station.  Needs some TLC on the keyboard and a PSU (ordered off eBay).  Found someone down the road in Runcorn who sells cheap laptops on eBay and he's got an M300 that I'm bidding on.  Either replace the laptop with this other unit and put in a bigger drive or put the 4Gb (ouch!) drive from the dodgy laptop into the working one.  I'll end up with a system that'll work for the purpose it's been acquired.

I'll put this laptop on top of the C64 1541 disk drive I have spare and use it solely for imaging up my rather large collection of C64 disks - the majority of which are from Jens in Bochum, Germany.  I can't really show my face in Bochum without giving Jens back his entire collection in image format on a few DVDs.  Had them for a few years already :(

At least this way it won't take up too much space.  

Also won a cheap 7" TV so I can use that for testing out the odds & sods I do have.  That mixed with the leads to convert my 6128's non-working monitor into a spare display means I can finally find a use for the spare desk in my 'computing room' :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on May 08, 2012, 05:06:41 PM
Original Megadrive off ebay, sold as spares and repairs, but all that was apparently wrong with it was that the joypad sockets needed re-soldering. Also discovered that the Dragon monitor lead waoks on the Megadrive 1, though not the 2 as that has a smaller mini-din monitor connector.

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on May 08, 2012, 11:56:42 PM
Won the auction for the other Compaq Armada for .. £0.01p (plus delivery).  So that's a step closer towards a C64 disk imaging set-up :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on May 18, 2012, 11:54:56 AM
Sinclair interface 1 spares or repairs, will try to get working, though if it's the ULA I'm prolly screwed :( £2.46 :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280877612185

It was the ROM that was faulty, now works AFAICT, but need to get a microdrive to test with at some point.

collection of MFM / ESDI(ps/2) / Floppy(ps/2) drives :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200758178408

Bought another bunch of floppy drives from the same seller, ended up with 3x 1.2MB 5.25" drives (which are good for archiving old Beeb / Atom / Dragon etc disks) and a genuine full height 360K IBM 5.25" :)

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on May 18, 2012, 03:53:56 PM
mega drive (boxed)
11 games (boxed)
Multi player thingy
£5
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on May 24, 2012, 05:40:24 PM
Boxed Super Famicom
Boxed Hudsen SNES multitap
SNES SuperBomberman - Jap
Tekken 1 - Jap
Tekken 2 - Jap

All delivered in under one week from Japan :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on June 18, 2012, 11:17:09 AM
Just bought another Vectrex along with seven original carts and overlays  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: MaxHall on June 21, 2012, 12:46:25 PM
Just bought another Vectrex along with seven original carts and overlays  :)

You Barstool, lol really need to get my paws on a Vectrex at some point...

Max


Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: MaxHall on June 22, 2012, 09:28:06 AM
Just sourced a C64/128 Sound sampler, mint in box, been after one of those for ages for the collection so a happy bunny....:)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on July 04, 2012, 06:48:50 PM
not purchased . . . more donated and picked up today by me . . .

Boxed Sinclair Spectrum 48K (Issue 1 I think - not had time to check tho)
Boxed Sinclair Interface 1
Boxed Sinclair Microdrive
Boxed Sinclair Interface 2
Boxed Space Raiders and Horace (can't remember which one!) ROM carts
Boxed Sinclair Printer
Boxed Sinclair ZX81
Portable TV (condition not known at the mo)
Phillips VideoPac G7000 with lots of games including 'Quest for the Rings' :)

:)
 
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on July 05, 2012, 10:37:15 AM
not purchased . . . more donated and picked up today by me . . .

Boxed Sinclair Spectrum 48K (Issue 1 I think - not had time to check tho)
Boxed Sinclair Interface 1
Boxed Sinclair Microdrive
Boxed Sinclair Interface 2
Boxed Space Raiders and Horace (can't remember which one!) ROM carts
Boxed Sinclair Printer
Boxed Sinclair ZX81
Portable TV (condition not known at the mo)
Phillips VideoPac G7000 with lots of games including 'Quest for the Rings' :)

:)
 

Very nice indeed  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on July 05, 2012, 10:44:08 AM
Another Playstation 1 - all leads & 1x controller
Streetfighter Collection
Final Fantasy VII

£10  :D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on July 12, 2012, 11:50:31 PM
Some ZX spectrum 16/48/+ circuit boards spares and repairs to raid for bits
Couple of ZX spectrum + cases.

ZX microdrive bought spares and repairs, works fine once I made a cable to connect it to the IF1.

Tandy Multicart interface, allos the connection of multiple carts to the CoCo, should also work on the Dragon.

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on July 13, 2012, 09:04:07 AM


Tandy Multicart interface, allos the connection of multiple carts to the CoCo, should also work on the Dragon.


Now that sounds interesting  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on July 13, 2012, 09:27:28 AM


Tandy Multicart interface, allos the connection of multiple carts to the CoCo, should also work on the Dragon.


Now that sounds interesting  :)

Indeed, this is the one : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120939985008

Apparently they where quite a popular addon for the Coco in the US, but that's the first time I have seen one in the UK.

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: MaxHall on July 16, 2012, 01:17:34 PM
a 16k Issue 1 speccy, says he couldn't get a piccy on analogue TV, but its been composite modded so fingers crossed its a runner...

Max
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on July 16, 2012, 04:52:52 PM
a 16k Issue 1 speccy, says he couldn't get a piccy on analogue TV, but its been composite modded so fingers crossed its a runner...

And even if it isn't, fault diagnosis of spectrums is quite easy, and well documented, most common fault seems to be one 9or more) of the 4116 RAM chips and TR4 + TR5.

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on July 16, 2012, 08:58:45 PM
a 16k Issue 1 speccy, says he couldn't get a piccy on analogue TV, but its been composite modded so fingers crossed its a runner...

And even if it isn't, fault diagnosis of spectrums is quite easy, and well documented, most common fault seems to be one 9or more) of the 4116 RAM chips and TR4 + TR5.

Cheers.

Phill.

Not forgetting the odd dead Z80 - all of which can be fixed at RCM HQ (we have a few spares)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Rink on July 22, 2012, 07:34:31 PM
Decent trip to a car boot sale today - a Playstation 2 (£15 in good nick - couldn't be bothered to haggle for that kind of money), cassette recorder (£2) and possibly a great find (haven't tested it yet), a Sinclair 16K ZX RAM expansion which i got for 50p.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: marculos on July 30, 2012, 09:42:18 AM
Atari XEGS + lightgun + original joystick, £30 delivered pretty happy with that, finally have an 8 bit Atari !
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: MaxHall on July 30, 2012, 10:40:57 AM
A pile of Master System games from Portugal, (so some Portuguese releases) and a Amstrad Speech Synth from Egay...

Max
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on July 31, 2012, 02:41:02 PM
A SGI o2 - http://www.retrocomputers.eu/2012/07/20/addition-sgi-o2-workstation/
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on July 31, 2012, 06:06:04 PM
A Kryoflux courtesy of Christian Barstch.  Good bloke to chat to too about the old days of XCopy and his various trips to Anguila as a nipper when he was working for Cachet after school.  All because he sent in a list of 'how to copy game X using these parameters' and Cachet hired him.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on July 31, 2012, 06:40:32 PM
A Kryoflux courtesy of Christian Barstch.  Good bloke to chat to too about the old days of XCopy and his various trips to Anguila as a nipper when he was working for Cachet after school.  All because he sent in a list of 'how to copy game X using these parameters' and Cachet hired him.

The Kryoflux is a great piece of kit. I was using it to backup some Apple ][ disks the other day.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Rink on August 01, 2012, 02:29:55 PM
An Apple ][ Super Serial card. I've been after one for a while for use with ADTPro... can't wait for this thing to make it's arduous journey across the pond.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on August 02, 2012, 07:43:04 AM
can't wait for this thing to make it's arduous journey across the pond.
Did you get it from the states ?

That was the only place I found one, great bit of kit  :) makes disk image writing a doddle to do  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Rink on August 02, 2012, 08:42:40 AM
Did you get it from the states ?
Yeah. I had enough of a problem finding one there. If I'd waited to get one from the UK I could be old(er) and grey(er) before one turned up for sale.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on August 02, 2012, 09:39:12 AM
CFFA v3.0 for my Apple IIe - Does floppy disk images and hard disk images (both at the same time) from CF card or USB....... Might need to bring it to Snibston.. and also maybe get the CF interface in the RCM IIGS working now I understand this one.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on August 02, 2012, 10:03:56 AM
CFFA v3.0 for my Apple IIe - Does floppy disk images and hard disk images (both at the same time) from CF card or USB....... Might need to bring it to Snibston.. and also maybe get the CF interface in the RCM IIGS working now I understand this one.

Does that run off a floppy card or does it have it's own interface ? as my IIe has floppy card + drives but my II europlus has no cards at all....it doesn't even have a top case, and I had to make a PS/2 keyboard interface for it as it's own keyboard was knackered :(

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on August 02, 2012, 11:08:06 AM
CFFA v3.0 for my Apple IIe - Does floppy disk images and hard disk images (both at the same time) from CF card or USB....... Might need to bring it to Snibston.. and also maybe get the CF interface in the RCM IIGS working now I understand this one.

Does that run off a floppy card or does it have it's own interface ? as my IIe has floppy card + drives but my II europlus has no cards at all....it doesn't even have a top case, and I had to make a PS/2 keyboard interface for it as it's own keyboard was knackered :(

Cheers.

Phill.


Its a standalone interface with its own ROM code and on board RAM for loading the images into etc.... very slick - not cheap though.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Phu on August 03, 2012, 03:48:38 PM
CFFA v3.0 for my Apple IIe - Does floppy disk images and hard disk images (both at the same time) from CF card or USB....... Might need to bring it to Snibston.. and also maybe get the CF interface in the RCM IIGS working now I understand this one.

Please do. It's an evil b'stard.

We have the floppies. We have the PDFs.

Unfortunately, we also have a crash dump :(

-- Richard
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: MaxHall on August 10, 2012, 05:19:09 PM
Another pile of master System carts from Flea market, a Amstrad 464 speech synth, a few playstation 1 games. all good fun.....

Max
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on August 13, 2012, 12:29:33 PM
A non-working 5.25" caddy with a non-working DVD-Writer.  Why?  Caddy will be used purely for hosting drives for my Kryoflux and the DVD-Writer will be stripped back to bits and the lens used (once I work out how to attach it to a magnetic ring) on the back of my phone as a super-duper macro lens :)   At 99p + delivery, it was worth.

Some C64 original disks (more targets for my Kryoflux) - almost forgot about the auction as was in the middle of a fight in Fallout 3.  Got there with 13 seconds to spare :)

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on August 20, 2012, 11:54:34 AM
3 Game Gear games, just need to replace all the Caps in my Game Gear so you can see the screen without having to hold it at a weird angle !!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on August 20, 2012, 12:24:52 PM
Nothing major but they're donations for RCM so will be 'in the pile' that's brought down ;-)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on August 24, 2012, 09:58:28 PM
Not a purchase but given to me by a work collegue

Spectrum 128 +3 with PSU & 1 disk in original white poly box

Looks in good condition but I need to test it out now - maybe tomorrow at RCM ???
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on August 25, 2012, 07:55:18 AM
Not a purchase but given to me by a work collegue

Spectrum 128 +3 with PSU & 1 disk in original white poly box

Looks in good condition but I need to test it out now - maybe tomorrow at RCM ???

Probably just need the belt on the drive changing if anything Karl.

Easy job  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on August 26, 2012, 03:38:20 PM
A simple guide to 68000 coding (c/o Keith)

That TV Boy - coming soon to a destroy-a-thon at the next RCM HQ meeting.
A Bubble Bobble/Taito themed plastic card wallet (to replace my knackered Spectrum one) - both from Steve

Some classic (i.e. ancient Psion / Sinclair titles) Speccy titles to mess around with on the DivIDE so I can learn the LOAD * stuff all over again - courtesy of a donation to RCM's funds.

Micro Rhythm on the C64 (again, c/o a donation to RCM's funds)

I think I spent more on coffee and beer than I did retro items :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on August 26, 2012, 07:41:15 PM
Not spend too much yesterday...

Philips CDi 220 & a few "homebrew" games with it
Sega Mega Drive Multitap
Boxed PSOne
Multi Game Game Boy Advance cart
Bomberman GB cart

all for a grand total of £35 :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: BassHead on August 27, 2012, 08:33:25 PM
A couple of GameCube games, and a few for the speccy.

Oh, and bunch of wires and a bit of PCB off of Jimbob...
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on August 30, 2012, 11:02:17 AM
A few unboxed SNES games turned up today. Bought especially for use when the Mega STE is imaging up disks onto the UltraSatan ;-)


*update* An hour later the stuff I bought as a donation for RCM finally turned up too.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on September 03, 2012, 10:57:55 PM
Mega bargains at the car boot - blog post here. http://www.retrocomputers.eu/2012/09/02/car-boot-pickups-2nd-september-2012/
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on September 04, 2012, 07:49:42 AM
Just bought a Faranti Advance 86b off ebay, it's an early PC simi-compatible.

Cheers

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on September 06, 2012, 07:36:27 PM
Some nice original C64 disks (classics too) turned up in work today c/o eBay.  

Pawn by Rainbird (2 disks)
Fast Hack 'Em (Datel UK version, already have the US version + cartridge one .. from a seller in Stockport!)
Hacker (Activision)
Championship Wrestling (US Gold)
Forbidden Forest (Audiogenic re-issue)
Summer Games II & Winter Games (Epyx)
Knight Games

all unboxed but ready for my Kryoflux preservation project whenever I find that box of 5.25" drives I've got knocking about somewhere.

Seller also bundled a wad of 'homebrew' disks for the C64 as well as a 3.5" disk box .. ho hum, another one for the pile!


Ooops - also forgot another C64 set of disks from last week:  The Go Crazy compilation by US Gold including: Bad Cat, Desolator,Side Arms, Bedlam, Shackled and Jinks .. J.J.J. Jinks (those SID tune fans will recognise this classic from Huelsbeck!) :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: andyc on September 06, 2012, 09:37:56 PM
Just bought a Faranti Advance 86b off ebay, it's an early PC simi-compatible.

Cheers

Phill.


If I remember correctly you could buy one from W. H. Smiths. I had to go to the Leicester branch and get a set of diskettes for one for work because the Nottingham branch couldn't supply any.

I also seem to remember that the interrupt for the BIOS (or was it the DOS) was changed from 21 to 22 causing all sorts of problems for software.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: linux_geek on September 07, 2012, 01:07:18 PM
Just picked up an Atari 1040ST-E from an old workmate. Went round to collect, and was pleasantly surprised when the first box out the shed, was the machine in its original box/packing, with dust cover :) Then another box (very heavy) full with floppy disks, disk boxes, and original boxed games and cables. Also in the box were an external floppy drive, and a external 'Reference 40' 40mb hard drive (complete with what looks like an Amiga A500 PSU). At first I thought all the floppy's in the 2 main cases were just copies, until I noticed another box (a large soap powder box) with all the manuals, covers etc. all in the box! Will have to change all the plugs as he was in the forces before I knew him, so all the plugs are European (although there is a 4-way Euro plug, with a standard UK plug (but nothing is earthed!)
Haven't even had time to power it up yet (!!!!!) as the twins woke up just as I was in the process... so put it away as they would probably strip the keyboard in 3 seconds flat!
The cost for this was a hefty £0, but I think a case of beer for him for his generosity is due... Since he also mentioned that he had a C64 and possible a VIC-20 up the loft too :O I am soooo jealous!!!!!!
Really wish I didn't have to go to work tonight now :(
Have taken some pics and will upload them to my collection as soon as I can.

G
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: marculos on September 09, 2012, 07:59:18 PM
picked up a boxed atari 800 xl and a boxed 1050 drive for a tenner at a car boot ! anyone know where I can get some disks to test it out ?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Rink on September 10, 2012, 08:52:39 AM
Nothing too exciting from this weekend - a few PS2 games, an EA Sports "Double-Header" MegaDrive cart, and a mint-condition ZX81 Basic Programming manual from a car boot.

But tomorrow I should be getting a nice delivery.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: rewind on September 10, 2012, 09:33:21 AM
two minidisk decks! CD -> minidisk, quite cool

annoyingly though neither of them can detect the silence between tracks on records. Or pause when the record finishes. So you get a 70 min track, 20 mins of which is the record, then 50 mins of silence. Wheres the use in that??

Also realised I don't own a single CD. Off to poundland we go...
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on September 10, 2012, 12:25:20 PM
Another small (very small!) Compact Flash card turned up in work today.  A whopping 32Mb in size, but should be ample to go with the other (massive) 16Mb card that I've got.  I've dumped all the games from the 8Gb card I was using with the DivIDE because it wouldn't recognise the card. 

Still need to get a SCART lead for it as, due to my inability to tell the colour of 128K Spectrums apart, I've got one from Phu for a black Spectrum 128K+ with tape deck, when I needed one for the grey model.  Ho hum .. aerial lead for now :)

Then I can start messing with the LOAD * and SAVE * stuff for these various ultra-classic (Psion era games) and the few odd game creators I've picked up recently.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: carlsson on September 11, 2012, 11:09:50 AM
Quote from: John Heywood (1546)
When all candles be out, all ZX Spectrums be gray.
;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Andy on September 11, 2012, 02:20:03 PM
Tandy/Radio Shack TRS-80 CoCo 2 with disk drive, carts and books.

Amstrad CPC664!  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: andyc on September 12, 2012, 09:31:00 PM
Just received an Amstrad NC200. I've been after one for a while and they've been fetching a bit too much for me, until now :-)

Very happy. It's a nice piece of kit.


Andy.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Rink on September 12, 2012, 09:45:11 PM
Finally arrived - Megami Tensei (Digital Devil Story) on an MSX cartridge. Lovely condition, boxed and with user guide and art book.

Had to get it from Japan and spent way too much on it really. But I'm happy to say I own it so what the hell.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: rewind on September 16, 2012, 06:54:38 PM
ACORN ELECTRON

f....i....nall....y!!!

Only been looking for one for about 4 years!

£3 at the car boot in York, of all places. See the rewards of car booting on holiday?  ;D

That said not tried it yet.

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: andy_rea on September 16, 2012, 08:33:49 PM
ACORN ELECTRON

f....i....nall....y!!!

Only been looking for one for about 4 years!

£3 at the car boot in York, of all places. See the rewards of car booting on holiday?  ;D

That said not tried it yet.



Bargain... i am jealous

Andy
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: linux_geek on September 17, 2012, 11:42:42 AM
Gameboy Color (Pokemon silver edition),
and a Kempston Competition Pro joystick - love it :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on September 23, 2012, 11:49:10 AM
my £5 box from the carboot

(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s267/jimbob005/2012-09-23113825_zpsa40f7b78.jpg)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Rink on September 23, 2012, 04:25:36 PM
Just came away with a few PS2 and MegaDrive games today... and a load of horse shit on my shoes. Damn boot sales. :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jimbob005 on September 23, 2012, 06:38:01 PM
every thing works nes had mario 3 and 2 pads
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Rink on September 24, 2012, 12:30:13 PM
Bought Starwing on SNES from fleaBay to reward myself for finishing a project this weekend.

You see how bad a procrastinator I am... I now have to bribe myself to finish my own projects.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Rink on September 25, 2012, 08:59:40 PM
Not exactly latest... But I just received Temple Of Apshai for the Apple ][. I really wanted the original version of this (not the trilogy release) and then lo and behold, a boxed one turns up (complete with all the original gumpf)... Guess where? Go on...

Yep, you guessed it - Venezuela. ???
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on September 26, 2012, 09:09:57 AM
There is so much stuff coming out of Venezuela these days. A lot of Atari 2600 titles that have been impossibly rare are now almost common finds
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: rewind on October 07, 2012, 12:49:55 AM
There is so much stuff coming out of Venezuela these days. A lot of Atari 2600 titles that have been impossibly rare are now almost common finds


eh?
 ???

are we talking fakes here?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on October 07, 2012, 11:03:04 AM
Nope, genuine previously rare games are being found by the box/warehouse full.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on November 05, 2012, 10:36:19 PM
Quick update of recent eBay purchases etc.

A box of Spectrum games (11 in total) for 99p + £2.50 postage.  Didn't realise (due to bad description/picture) that two of them were +3 originals (Match Day II & Tetris) :)

A Sam Coupe music program (bought for 99p as no-one else was interested in it.. will bring it next time).


Donations and a recent find (c/o my Dad)

8" floppy disks circa '83 with an upgrade for IBM Displaywriter.  Probably more use in a picture frame unless someone has an 8" floppy drive to make images of these disks?

My Dad found my old Iomega 2Gb Ditto tape drive.  Amazing that back in 1997-1999 I was lugging this back & forth from work during my old helpdesk days (in South Ruislip/Watford) with the latest downloads I'd got.  The flat I was in at the time didn't have a separate phone line until I'd been there almost a year.  If I can get it working, it'd be fun to see what's on the 5 or so "blank" tapes :) 
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on November 06, 2012, 01:36:12 AM
Sega 32X (NTSC) + DooM from Play in Manchester

Colour Genie from ebay, was spares & repairs, but was easily fixed (dead Z80).

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on November 13, 2012, 07:12:05 PM
Dual 3.5" and 5.25" drive in one unit.  Perfect for Kryoflux use when I get my spare PC rebuilt with a new mobo etc.

Good job the auction wasn't going too high as instead of a panic-entered £15.50 at the end ... I entered £145.50 .. ahem.

And it went for more than I anticipated but sod it (*).  If it means I can make headway into my pile of 5.25" disks that need archiving then it's a worthwhile investment.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=271096304422





(*) aka .. buggery flip flop .. beans on toast for the rest of the month!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on November 13, 2012, 07:45:59 PM
Its been a while, so here is a catch up:

Enterprise 128 for RCM - Now donated  ;D - Has German IS-BASIC so you need to enter :UK as 1st command to switch to UK mode.
Enterprise disk interface and drive unit  ;D
Bunch of spare PS1 manuals and inserts
4 x plain boxed Sony refurbished PS1 1002 consoles + leads etc.
1 x Sony matt black Net Yaroze PS1 and disks
SCSI All-In-One card reader (allows SCSI machines - Amiga/MAC to boot of CF Card)
Joystick for my Apple IIe
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: andyc on November 13, 2012, 08:26:48 PM
I've just picked up a Trend paper tape punch and reader. :-)

Oh the retro goodness...


Andy.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on November 20, 2012, 09:26:33 AM
Enterprise 128 for RCM - Now donated  ;D - Has German IS-BASIC so you need to enter :UK as 1st command to switch to UK mode.

Ahh, that's usefull to know as mine also has German basic, was one of the machines exported to Hungry after Elan went belly up.

Quote
Enterprise disk interface and drive unit  ;D
Any idea if a schematic / rom dump for this exists ?

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on November 20, 2012, 09:28:56 AM
Disk II card for my Apple II Europlus, bought non working and fixed :)
Unpopulated Dragon 32 board.

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on November 20, 2012, 09:55:07 AM
Enterprise 128 for RCM - Now donated  ;D - Has German IS-BASIC so you need to enter :UK as 1st command to switch to UK mode.

Ahh, that's usefull to know as mine also has German basic, was one of the machines exported to Hungry after Elan went belly up.

Quote
Enterprise disk interface and drive unit  ;D
Any idea if a schematic / rom dump for this exists ?

Cheers.

Phill.


Check the inside of your BASIC cart - if it has two chips, one of them is the German extension - removing it will make the cart default to UK!

As for the disk drive, I will check - I think so as many copies have been made by others in Hungary - I know there is an updated ROM floating about.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on November 20, 2012, 12:50:09 PM
Dual Teac Floppy Drive turned up in work yesterday.  Bit of a beast but will look OK in the spare PC upstairs (once mate gets around and installs the new mobo, processor etc.) and I'll turn it into a Kryofluxing machine :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on November 20, 2012, 08:21:42 PM
(http://images4.hiboox.com/images/4712/59170805ad7c35261027de643a4c3909.jpg)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on November 21, 2012, 12:16:19 AM
(http://images4.hiboox.com/images/4612/22114d129bd67045825220a6437480f6.jpg)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on November 21, 2012, 06:13:32 PM
I managed to get a super cheap and extremely good condition Atari Mega STE  :)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b328/scottspikey/542785_10151524487074746_1998717658_n.jpg)

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 21, 2012, 08:35:58 PM
Cool looking piece of kit Soph, not seen one of them the the flesh before.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on November 22, 2012, 10:38:21 AM
Nice machine - got one myself.  AUTO folder on my SatanDisk forces it into 16hz mode (instead of relying on the official Control Panel CPX file).

Bought it as part of a massive job lot about 8 years ago now.  Filled the flat in Aigburth at the time with all the extras it came with :)

My SatanDisk sits proudly on top of the Mega STE and I use it with the PS2-mouse adapter that (the late) Techie Allison made.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on December 03, 2012, 02:19:33 PM
Sega SC-3000 - sold cheap as needing attention.... Strip down, clean and a re-solder a few loose connections and she is all working and looking good. Need some more games now (only came with 1 cart).

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on December 12, 2012, 08:20:12 PM
Bloke in work last week said his nephew had found some of his old games consoles stashed under his bed and was about to chuck them in the bin.

"Whoa!" said the bloke, I know someone in work who collects this old sh1t classic gaming of yesteryear, so pack it up and I'll give it to him.

I now have:

a) A modded PS1 (purely guessing due to inclusion of some homebrew discs amongst the originals) with 3 x FIFA games (can't wait to play them!) :)   Not able to test this one unless I can find a spare PS1 AV lead.  I think there's one buried upstairs somewhere.

b) An N64 with 8 games including: Virtual Pool, Mario Kart, Pokemon Snap, Super Mario, Diddy Kong, Mario Party 2, Goldeneye and a FIFA of some sort.

All in all, not bad at all for nowt - and a free carrying bag for it all.  Although the brand doesn't ring any bells ... "King Size Sheet"?  Must have been one of those Chinese imports :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on December 14, 2012, 05:56:23 PM
Just got, dare I say it  :o an Amiga 600
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on December 14, 2012, 06:05:57 PM
Just got, dare I say it  :o an Amiga 600

Nice, my favorite Amiga
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: marculos on December 15, 2012, 10:22:11 AM
Just got, dare I say it  :o an Amiga 600

Get yourself a 2.5" ide hard disk, 1mb trapdoor memory expansion and 37.350 rom and stick on this http://classicwb.abime.net/classicweb/gaae.htm :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on December 19, 2012, 09:03:24 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Sony-Trinitron-PVM-14N6E-14-Color-Video-Broadcast-Monitor-/00/s/MTM2OFgxNjAw/$(KGrHqV,!g8FCNbq1JNIBQt4Dum3fw~~60_58.JPG)

£5 well spent I believe, a lot cheaper than the crummydore monitors that I was looking at to replace my 1084s
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on December 20, 2012, 04:29:38 PM
Atari 800 from the states arrived today. The seller kindly wrapped in in 6 sheets of newspaper to protect it.  :x
bottom half is smashed to pieces, then to add insult to injury,  it's only got one 16k ram board installed. It says 48k on the bottom sticker, so someone has robbed the other 2 boards. And the twist tabs are on the wrong way round!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on December 20, 2012, 04:33:18 PM
The monitor is nice, shame about the 800 :(
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on December 20, 2012, 07:56:32 PM
sorted out compensation on the 800 shame it's another dead one. Will try to stick it back together again. Whats the best thing to use for this? modelling adhesive or superglue?

(http://www3.picturepush.com/photo/a/11732721/800/bashed/DSC06650.jpg)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on December 21, 2012, 11:36:16 AM
sorted out compensation on the 800 shame it's another dead one. Will try to stick it back together again. Whats the best thing to use for this? modelling adhesive or superglue?




I'd try superglue first, bloody shame that is  :-[
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on December 21, 2012, 03:05:50 PM
Agreed superglue is good for plastic cases. poor 800 :(
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on January 10, 2013, 02:39:37 PM
Last of Christmas money spent: SNES Super UFO 8  :) Second hand but for £39 delivered  :D

If you don't know it is a SD device for the SNES to play games from ROM images on the inserted SD card in the custom cart.

Only negative so far is it uses the old 8 letter file system for ROM titles  :( but nothing different from my Wild Cards so no biggie for me
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on January 10, 2013, 04:19:32 PM
Only negative so far is it uses the old 8 letter file system for ROM titles  :( but nothing different from my Wild Cards so no biggie for me

But does it handle the full size files or does it still request them split into 1.44Mb chunks?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on January 10, 2013, 05:15:27 PM
Only negative so far is it uses the old 8 letter file system:-) for ROM titles  :( but nothing different from my Wild Cards so no biggie for me

But does it handle the full size files or does it still request them split into 1.44Mb chunks?

Full size files :-) so no more messing around splitting them down :-)

I believe, but have not checked, it will play custom chip game ROM's as long as you attach a game with same chip in the top...dont need a game on top otherwise. Time to find a game with which custom chip list online
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on January 16, 2013, 03:08:30 PM
Memotech MTX512, boxed but without PSU, gonna adapt a +3 PSU.

PC-RETRO kit : http://www.mtmscientific.com/pc-retro.html plus a spare motherboard to keep unbuilt.

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on January 16, 2013, 09:27:26 PM
lovely donation last weekend . . . boxed immaculate Memotech MTX500 (!) with everything including games and books - this now means we have the RS128, MTX500 and several MTX512's . . . :)

A

PS - @Phill - nice one with the PC - looks cool that does! :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on January 31, 2013, 08:44:52 AM
Is the PS2 classed as retro yet  ???

If so I have another addition to my collection...Sony Bravia KDL22PX300 - 22" LCD TV with built in PS2  ;D

Should be delivered today or tomorrow to me :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on January 31, 2013, 09:44:37 AM
Is the PS2 classed as retro yet  ???

Depends if it's a Sony Playstation 2 or an IBM PS/2 :) :) :)

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on February 07, 2013, 08:22:05 AM
Research Machines MD-2 Floppy drive and loads of disks for 480z - Just need to dig my 480z out of RCM stores for a bit.... Might even get it all working for one of this years events...
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: billdooruk on February 07, 2013, 02:32:14 PM
Boxed Nintendo Virtual Boy & six boxed games:

Teleroboxer
Galactic Pinball
Mario Tennis
Panic Bomber
Vertical Force
V Tetris

Just got to wait for it to get to me from Japan now  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on February 07, 2013, 03:20:07 PM
@Karl

That'll give you time to prepare your eyesight for 3D red overload :o
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: 1200xl on February 07, 2013, 05:25:07 PM
Start stocking up on the ibuprofen.  :o
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on February 11, 2013, 08:13:49 PM
A boxed Videomaster/Voltmace Database console - always wanted one as they normally hid in the corner next to the rocking horse poop.... Its a basic console based on the same design as the VC-4000 but was only made for a very short time - most people know Voltmace for joysticks, not consoles.

A boxed Jap HVC-01 (Famicom 2.0) with AV out....Modelled on the US NES2 or visa versa.

A disk drive for a Coleco ADAM ?!?





Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Rink on May 06, 2013, 12:50:52 PM
Found a joystick from an Atari 2600 "Vader" edition at a car boot yesterday - 50p. Almost made the severe case of sunburn i'm enduring feel worth it.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Prime on May 17, 2013, 10:08:37 PM
Not so much purchased as given by a friend who's work where gonna throw them....

Commodore Pet 2001, had screen fault now working.
Commodore Pet 3008, working upgraded to 32K
Commodore Pet 4032, working motherboard, monitor non-functional.
Apple IIe+drives
4x BBC model B.

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: andyc on May 19, 2013, 02:07:57 PM
What Ho! Prime,

That's quite a haul. I wish I had friends like :-)
I really fancy a PET or a CBM of some sort. Some of my first programs were written on a Chicklet PET and I don't have one... Yet ;-)


Cheers,

Andy.
Not so much purchased as given by a friend who's work where gonna throw them....

Commodore Pet 2001, had screen fault now working.
Commodore Pet 3008, working upgraded to 32K
Commodore Pet 4032, working motherboard, monitor non-functional.
Apple IIe+drives
4x BBC model B.

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on May 24, 2013, 11:13:07 AM
Tandy CoCo 3
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Scarlettkitten on May 24, 2013, 09:22:34 PM
Tandy CoCo 3

Nice  8)

I've just got a boxed issue 2 spectrum I'm quite pleased with, the actual machine is pretty minty.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Rink on June 13, 2013, 07:14:28 PM
Just arrived from Japan: a Sharp CZ-81EB. Not quite sure how to describe it (if you've never seen one before), it's basically a big box in which you can plug expansion boards for the Sharp X1 computers.

Don't even ask about the customs fee and Royal Mail's disgusting charge... I'm still fuming.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on June 16, 2013, 08:47:15 PM
Purchased another 72-in-1 Vectrex cart (for £25!) for RCM and also purchased a Trinity interface for the Sam Coupe for a great price! :)

A
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on June 16, 2013, 10:12:51 PM
Purchased another 72-in-1 Vectrex cart (for £25!) for RCM and also purchased a Trinity interface for the Sam Coupe for a great price! :)

A

Colin did you a good deal then....
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on June 16, 2013, 10:15:17 PM
yeah he did . . . will PM you . . . ;)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on September 04, 2013, 09:26:01 PM
A set of 3D glasses, interface and game for the Famicom - be interested to see how this looks as have only seen the Sega attempt previously.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: marculos on October 10, 2013, 08:55:02 PM
Japanese 3do FZ-10 and an untested ZX-81.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on October 21, 2013, 10:27:45 AM
Look what I've just bought !!!

The wifes going to go fookin' barmey when she finds out, it's the most I've paid for one item out of all of my retro gear.

Wanted one for a few years now, and less than I thought I'd have to pay.
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on October 21, 2013, 07:01:44 PM
Does the missus want flowers or a donation to a charity at your funeral? :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: AndyRCM on October 21, 2013, 08:15:48 PM
OMFG . . . nice one mate . . . :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: questor on October 21, 2013, 10:28:51 PM
Does the missus want flowers or a donation to a charity at your funeral? :)

LMAO  ;D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on October 22, 2013, 07:38:44 AM
Well I told her last night and double bonus, not only am I still breathing, but I also still have both balls intact !!  :P

I managed to avoid the issue off price, as when asked how much I said "More than I would have liked, but less than I expected", seems to have done the trick for now  8)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on October 22, 2013, 10:31:03 AM
To quote Iron Maiden's classic, Moonchild:

"A lucky escape for you young man, But I'll see you damned in endless night!"
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on November 05, 2013, 07:37:58 AM
Just took delivery of this

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Rare-Sinclair-QL-Match-Point-Game-Microdrive-Backup-Micro-Drive-Matchpoint-/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/xUgAAMXQUpZRYYIJ/$T2eC16N,!zUE9s389zVZBRYYIJT2gw~~60_12.JPG)

Match Point on the Sinclair QL, original micro drive and also a backup copy, only cost me £3.50, only the 2nd piece of QL software I own !!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on November 05, 2013, 08:32:11 AM
Didn't know it was released on the QL. 

Is your other title one that contains 2-wheeled cycles by any chance?
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on November 05, 2013, 10:47:59 AM
Unfortunately (or should that fortunately) not, it's a flight sim  :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on November 05, 2013, 12:46:34 PM
Unfortunately (or should that fortunately) not, it's a flight sim  :)

Phew!  You dodged that one then! :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: ggizmotigger on March 05, 2014, 01:27:00 PM
latest in a cd32  sx-1 with cf hard drive and 8 meg ram

also the new DivMMC EnJOY  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7sjd7ZsxcE

ggizmotigger

still around been really busy :)

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on March 06, 2014, 03:09:41 PM
That DivMMC Enjoy! looks fun, like the built in joystick interface and the snapshot function !
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on March 06, 2014, 04:30:37 PM
Ditto and add the PS2 keyboard addition with those macro recordings.   Andy can record his starfield code into F1-F10 as it's stored in memory :)

Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: woody.cool on April 22, 2014, 08:13:57 PM
Picked up a Toshiba HX-10 MSX at a rather reasonable price during the RCM Easter event.
Also picked up an Acorn Cassette Recorder (with DIN lead) - nice to match the BBC and Electron with the official tape deck (can't imagine it'll get lots of use as I have MMBEEB on the BBC)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: MiniMort on July 05, 2014, 07:37:55 PM
Not much recently. I found a package of 4 multicarts for a game boy on retrogames.co.uk and one of my grand fathers workmates found me some soldering items like a scope, sorry not a scope 6, and a quick warming soldering iron. Something else was there though. It was said to be a portable DVD player though when we got it out it was a Philips CDi 370!
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jpgamer21 on July 20, 2014, 11:01:37 PM
Today at the local car-boot sales I was able to get a boxed Sega Mega Drive Model II with 9 games! & also an Nintendo Gameboy (grey) with 5 games! :D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: jpgamer21 on August 14, 2014, 07:36:07 PM
Todays' finds thanks to local Gumtree ad - 1 boxed 1003 Black PSP, 1 unboxed 2003 Silver PSP, 3 games and charger.  :D
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: muguk on August 15, 2014, 09:15:05 AM
Todays' finds thanks to local Gumtree ad - 1 boxed 1003 Black PSP, 1 unboxed 2003 Silver PSP, 3 games and charger.  :D

Nice pick-up.  Not tried getting any more as happy with the two I've got.  They work so much better with the custom firmware but I've not yet had the chance to set up all my favourite emulators on my own one, but I'll get there :)
Title: Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
Post by: Panther on August 17, 2014, 02:38:21 PM
Full size keyboard for the ZX81, need a donor '81 now  ;)