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ARCHIVED ITEMS => RCM GAMING EVENTS - OPEN DAYS 2009 => Topic started by: AndyRCM on August 20, 2009, 12:53:16 PM

Title: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: AndyRCM on August 20, 2009, 12:53:16 PM
Well, as we now have our mini event out of the way, it is time to look forward to our next event in November.
The venue and ticket prices will all remain the same as our May event.
The layout will change somewhat however, we have already spoken to Akastaff (Clive) who has already helped us out at our mini event by supplying us with 4 arcade cabs and further to this will again be supplying us with several more in November.
We will also be using a few more tables than last time too as we did actually run out of room to put several more systems on display in May. Further details will follow shortly. Tickets will be available to buy from 1st September.
If you would like to announce the event elsewhere please do let us know and try not to upset anybody who already has events 'on the go'.

Andy and Linda
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Andy on August 20, 2009, 01:15:45 PM
Its in my diary!

Are you ok for me to put a post on my site?
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: AndyRCM on August 20, 2009, 01:23:54 PM
Yes mate - of course you can put a post on there! ;)
As long as it is okay with you!
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Panther on August 20, 2009, 01:50:22 PM
Andy,

I visit another forum on a regular basis (nothing retro relate in any way), do you have a banner or anything yet that i could post ?
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: AndyRCM on August 20, 2009, 01:55:27 PM
Nice one! ;)
That will be coming soon - based on the artwork for the tickets.
I will make it available asap.

Andy
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: AndyRCM on August 20, 2009, 03:08:40 PM
Based on feedback just received (thanks for that!) . . .
Silly me (Andy) forgot that some of our members have never been to one of our events so . . .  here are the basic details for you.

Venue is:-
The Institute, Main Street, Swannington, Coalville LE67 8QL
Date and Time:-
Sunday 15th November 2009 from 10.30am - 5.00pm
Ticket Prices:-
£4.50 for adults, £1.00 for children for pre-ticket sales
£6.00 for adults, £1.00 for children on the day ticket sales.

Tickets can be purchased either by clicking on our donate button on the front page of this website, which will in turn take you to our paypal account or on the day at the venue (at the higher cost). If you wish to pay by other means please send either myself or Linda a PM! The closing date for pre-ticket sales will be the end of October. We will send out the purchased tickets two weeks before the event.

If anybody needs any more information please do not hesitate to ask! Please do not purchase tickets yet, opening day for ticket sales is 1st September.

Andy


Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: woody.cool on August 20, 2009, 03:28:15 PM
I'll be there (as always)
I know it's already been asked, but let me know when the banner is ready, and I'll do my usual 'stick it in my sig' thing along with the mandatory post that I do on nearly every retro forum there is :)
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Blackpanther on August 20, 2009, 06:21:29 PM
Myself and Rinoa will be coming to. Will purchase the tickets when I get paid  :)

This time I'd like to bring a few things for people to play on (Unless woody brings everything  :P ).
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: PJ on August 20, 2009, 07:19:25 PM
I'll definitely be coming. Please can we have the light gun with House of the Dead 2 again, whoever brought that (pretty please...)

Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: imnogeek on August 20, 2009, 08:01:30 PM
I'll be there and may be bringing my young son along too :)

Is it OK to post on Amibay for you???

Gary
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: AndyRCM on August 20, 2009, 08:02:59 PM
@PJ - yes mate it will be back!

@imnogeek - nice one mate - and yes it is okay to post anywhere - I just don't want people to upset other people that is all! ;)
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: stiggy2009 on August 20, 2009, 08:50:55 PM
Yay, count me in.
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: muguk on August 20, 2009, 09:23:28 PM
Will be there .. wild horses etc. etc.

Even pleaded with the guys organising the eJagfest in Germany to not make it the same weekend :)
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: woody.cool on August 21, 2009, 10:24:37 AM
This time I'd like to bring a few things for people to play on (Unless woody brings everything  :P ).
You know me ;) I don't travel light :D
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: StarshipUK on August 21, 2009, 01:06:19 PM
Is it also possible to buy tickets at Retro Reunited (would save on Paypal Fees)?

I have placed an sticky announcement in Events on YakYak.

I have also noticed there is no post about this on the RetroGamer forums yet.

Is anyone staying up the night before? I just wondered if there was gonna be any meetups (CURRY!) the night before, or perhaps anyone would be interested in going for a meal or hanging out a bit longer after the event?
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: woody.cool on August 21, 2009, 01:20:14 PM
Is anyone staying up the night before? I just wondered if there was gonna be any meetups (CURRY!) the night before, or perhaps anyone would be interested in going for a meal or hanging out a bit longer after the event?
I'll be up for hanging on after the event.
The thing is, it's quite close for me (only about 30 mins - 1hr away) so won't be stopping over, but I'm alright for going for a curry/Chinese/whatever afterwards.
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: imnogeek on August 21, 2009, 01:54:45 PM
Last one we set up Saturday and went to the pub for a drink afterwards, would be happy to help and drink again :)
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Phu on August 21, 2009, 03:52:13 PM
I'll be about on the preceeding Saturday. Not sure if I'll have the energy for a meetup after assisting in the set up of 50-odd machines...

-- Richard
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: muguk on August 21, 2009, 05:53:47 PM
No idea what my plans are for getting there as of yet so more than likely travelling down on the Saturday to see my mate and then he'll drop us off in the morning of the event as he's about 10-15 miles away (when he's moved house).

Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Blackpanther on August 21, 2009, 06:24:36 PM
No idea what my plans are for getting there as of yet so more than likely travelling down on the Saturday to see my mate and then he'll drop us off in the morning of the event as he's about 10-15 miles away (when he's moved house).



Well let us know because if your going down on the Sunday we can give you a lift there and back if you want.

Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: muguk on August 21, 2009, 07:34:43 PM
No idea what my plans are for getting there as of yet so more than likely travelling down on the Saturday to see my mate and then he'll drop us off in the morning of the event as he's about 10-15 miles away (when he's moved house).



Well let us know because if your going down on the Sunday we can give you a lift there and back if you want.


Nice one .. will know nearer the time.  Picking up that gadget tomorrow for Rinoa.
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Blackpanther on August 21, 2009, 07:36:59 PM

Nice one .. will know nearer the time.  Picking up that gadget tomorrow for Rinoa.
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Nice one

I've sen you a PM.
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: 1200xl on August 21, 2009, 09:07:22 PM
cool, I'll be there.
Can I bring a very special Atari 600XL please
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: stiggy2009 on August 22, 2009, 06:38:23 PM
@ StarshipUK - Wondering if your 1541 Ultimate will be making an appearance? Was hoping to take another good look at it.
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: StarshipUK on August 22, 2009, 07:26:48 PM
If the RCM put one of their Commodore 64s out then yes, I will bring it with a Kensington Lock attached  ;)

It is even better now I have got a 2GB SD card with the whole Gamebase 64 v5 Games collection on it. That is over 19,000 games!

I am now just creating another 2GB SD card for it containing just about every demo ever made:
http://0451384732.pp.fi/digital_dungeon.rar
and http://0451384732.pp.fi/Party.rar
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: andy313 on August 26, 2009, 06:07:06 PM
do you need to bring something to this event or can you just come and play on all the different stuff? are the arcades included in the ticket price or do you pay per go?
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: AndyRCM on August 26, 2009, 06:09:16 PM
Hello Andy313 - you don't need to bring anything and the ticket price allows you to have a play on all of the machines except the arcade cabs - they will be on 10/20p a go.

Andy
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: AndyRCM on August 27, 2009, 02:33:51 PM
@starshipUK - of course there will be a C64 there! ;) Please do bring along your 1541 Ultimate! I promise I won't steal it! ;)

Andy
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Panther on August 27, 2009, 03:20:41 PM
@starshipUK - of course there will be a C64 there! ;) Please do bring along your 1541 Ultimate! I promise I won't steal it! ;)

Andy

I think it may well have a very big lock chaining it to the table as well as having gps tracking installed  ;)
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: stiggy2009 on August 27, 2009, 08:50:37 PM
Be nice to see the GameBase collection running on it. Soon as the next batch/Ultimate II released I'll deff be placing an order.
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Andy on September 01, 2009, 01:59:44 PM
Maybe give it a go on my modded DTV64 (Got the bits to do the mod today!  ;D )
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: stiggy2009 on September 01, 2009, 08:07:25 PM
Quote
Maybe give it a go on my modded DTV64 (Got the bits to do the mod today!  Grin )

Very interested to see how you get on with this little project.
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: woody.cool on September 02, 2009, 07:25:00 AM
Well, my attendance is now confirmed. I bought my ticket, so when someone gets a minute, can they please add me to the attendees list :)
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: AndyRCM on September 02, 2009, 07:31:32 AM
Of course mate, I will do it shortly! ;)
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: woody.cool on September 02, 2009, 07:35:12 AM
Of course mate, I will do it shortly! ;)
Thanks
Just got to sort out whatever it is I can bring now ;)
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: 1200xl on September 02, 2009, 08:53:48 AM
Ticket purchased ;D
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Panther on September 02, 2009, 05:50:32 PM
Got to wait to see how the hospital goes  :-\
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: AndyRCM on September 02, 2009, 05:52:01 PM
@1200xl - nice one matey!

@Panther - I understand mate, I hope everything goes okay, I will come and see you when you are back home and on the mend!

Andy

Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: AndyRCM on September 09, 2009, 08:18:42 AM
I have now posted our event on the following pages . . .

http://www.jammaplus.co.uk/

http://www.atari-forum.com/

http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/index.php

anbody else posted yet . . . ?

We also have a presence here . . . http://www.gamestek.com/ :) (thanks Andy H!)
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: woody.cool on September 09, 2009, 09:20:28 AM
Well, I'm back in employement now, so quite busy.
BUT, when I get home, I'll post it on a few forums .... namely Amibay, Lemon Amiga, Lemon 64, Classic Amiga, YakYak and whatever other forums I can think of at the time.
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Andy on September 09, 2009, 09:39:36 AM
Finally put an article on my blog...

http://retrocomputers.wordpress.com/2009/09/09/retro-computer-museum-november-2009-openday/
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Andy on September 09, 2009, 09:40:00 AM
Well, I'm back in employement now, so quite busy.

Yay  - congrats!  ;D
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: AndyRCM on September 09, 2009, 10:21:45 AM
Nice one Woody and thank you Andy!

Andy
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: 1200xl on September 09, 2009, 10:40:19 AM
Posted on Atariage.com
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: AndyRCM on September 09, 2009, 11:19:55 AM
Thanks 1200xl :)
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: muguk on September 09, 2009, 12:34:50 PM
Will sort the blog posting out in the next few days .. still need to upload my Console Combat articles :)
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Andy on September 18, 2009, 02:02:50 PM
Anyone interested in a Unix/Linux setup in November. Maybe some old Apples running AUX or some old SUN gear? Maybe even some XENIX?
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Phu on September 18, 2009, 03:12:59 PM
I got a XENIX boot floppy - challenge you to find a PC that doesn't blow up its floppy driver (Microsoft influence on Unix - ick).

I also happen to know where RCM's Sun boxes are stored and which swear-words AndyRCM will use when asked to get a couple down....

-- Richard
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Andy on September 18, 2009, 03:22:46 PM
I also happen to know where RCM's Sun boxes are stored and which swear-words AndyRCM will use when asked to get a couple down....

Do you know what models they are? Maybe I could get them installed on the day? I think woody.cool may bring his SparcClassic for me to get working too.
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Phu on September 18, 2009, 03:27:55 PM
I know there's a couple of pizza-box models in there.. SparcStation 20s I think.

There's also an SGI Indy that I donated to RCM about 2 months back.

-- Richard
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Andy on September 18, 2009, 03:33:00 PM
I have a SS20. Nice machine - but think the clock battery will need replaceing soon. Its a old Dallas time chip, so its not a simple battery replacement. You can 'dremmel' in a new battery! :)

Indy! Nice! I wish I had one of those. Maybe i need to find some Irix media then! :)

BTW - I was joking about he XENIX system. Microsoft Unix - I think not.....
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Phu on September 18, 2009, 03:36:07 PM
Indy! Nice! I wish I had one of those. Maybe i need to find some Irix media then! :)

It runs Gentoo Linux rather well if you have a netboot machine to install from. Or you can bungee a SCSI CDROM in there.

BTW - I was joking about he XENIX system. Microsoft Unix - I think not.....

;) But I wasn't joking about the floppy issue... the floppy driver in XENIX locks up with most modern floppy drives.

-- Richard
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: StarshipUK on September 30, 2009, 11:16:40 PM
Just thinking of booking a hotel for Saturday night now.

I see the Comfort Inn Hincley North Hotel has £30 rooms again, but from what I remember there were some right noisy ***** opposite me last time  :D

Anyone know of any closer cheaper hotels or would the Comfort Inn be a good choice?
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: imnogeek on October 01, 2009, 12:30:49 AM
Hermitage Hotel, Coalville
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: The Twins on October 01, 2009, 07:25:38 AM
there is a premier inn by junction 22 M1 (Markfield ) that is not too far away. Much closer than the Comfort Inn , But Hermitage Hotel is the closest being about 3 miles away from the venue.
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Andy on October 01, 2009, 10:04:58 AM
It runs Gentoo Linux rather well if you have a netboot machine to install from. Or you can bungee a SCSI CDROM in there.

My server has netboot (TFTP/NFS/DHCP)  ;D
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: The Twins on October 01, 2009, 10:54:05 AM
sorry folks its a Travel Lodge at junction 22 Of M1, the Premier Inn is in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, near the A42/M42 junction 13. Both of these are about 4 miles (ish) from the venue.
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Phu on October 01, 2009, 11:06:32 AM
I wasn't impressed with the Travel Lodge on the M1 when I stayed there in may. The place itself was alright, but its located in the service station, so you have to pay for overnight parking in their car park.

WHICH I only found out the next morning when I could actually *SEE* the signs (theres no lighting in the car park) and the parking enforcement vehicle was circling like a vulture....

I'm playing to stay at the Premier Inn instead ;)

-- Richard
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: imnogeek on October 01, 2009, 12:50:21 PM
Ashby de la Zouch has a couple of Hotels too, The Royal, The Queens and The Fallen Knight

Gary
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: StarshipUK on October 01, 2009, 07:37:49 PM
Thanks for the info everyone.

I stayed at a Travelodge (Leicester Markfield) last time:
http://www.travelodge.co.uk/search_and_book/hotel_overview.php?hotel_id=146

At £32 for one night, room only. Parking was free. Reception gave me something to stick in my windscreen:
Parking Details Parking On Site (Free) Travelodge car park has 60 spaces free of charge, available on a first-come first-served basis.

Anyway the Hermitage Hotel sounds a bit grim (I am sure it is nice tho!) and too much at £40 a night, so a quick search and I have found this:
http://www.broadlawns.co.uk/

Broadlands Guest House. £32.50 for a single en suite including brekfast and 2.6 miles (6 mins) from swannington. That should do quite nice, and perhaps a bit nicer than a travelodge or travel inn.

You can also book online here:
http://www.laterooms.com/en/p1301/pv1461915/hotel-reservations/193011_broadlawns-guest-house-coalville.aspx
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: intelliman on October 01, 2009, 09:57:46 PM
Hi
there is a b&b just up the road from event
it would be cheaper if 2 shared £35 for single
if this is of any interest
http://www.hillfieldhouse.co.uk/default.htm
jim
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: StarshipUK on October 01, 2009, 10:03:18 PM
Hi
there is a b&b just up the road from event
it would be cheaper if 2 shared £35 for single
if this is of any interest
http://www.hillfieldhouse.co.uk/default.htm
jim

Two people sharing a single sounds a bit dodgy. I would not want to be accidentally........
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: intelliman on October 01, 2009, 10:20:55 PM
it might sound a bit dodgy if your names were Ben Doon and Phil Mcavity ;)
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Panther on October 06, 2009, 01:53:10 PM
Finally pulled me finger out and bought a ticket (now I know I'm not going to be in hospital until after it's over !!)  :)
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: StarshipUK on October 06, 2009, 05:43:30 PM
it might sound a bit dodgy if your names were Ben Doon and Phil Mcavity ;)

You mean the Dentist is going to the next RCM event?

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3018/2987394502_c81426bc8e.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: woody.cool on October 06, 2009, 11:12:11 PM
I also happen to know where RCM's Sun boxes are stored and which swear-words AndyRCM will use when asked to get a couple down....

Do you know what models they are? Maybe I could get them installed on the day? I think woody.cool may bring his SparcClassic for me to get working too.
Yeah, I'll bring my SparcClassic ..... I've still not got it up and running yet, but any help with that will be appreciated, please & thank you!
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Phu on October 07, 2009, 11:11:31 AM
Hi,

Just to confirm, RCM will not be providing any of its Sun/Unix machines at the open day in November. On August 16th they were consigned to storage, and are not easily retrievable. As the general interest will be in more conventional gaming, we won't be getting any out on the day.

You are of course welcome to bring your own boxes, providing you can find a space to set up :)

-- Richard
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: woody.cool on October 07, 2009, 06:17:59 PM
Ok Phu, looks like the UNIX stuff will be represented by me & AndyT then :D
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Panther on October 12, 2009, 02:58:28 PM
Numbers of pre-sold tickets is creeping up nicely ;D
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: The Twins on October 12, 2009, 03:36:35 PM
Yeah they are, but it would be nice to hit 50 pre-sales which we did in May 2009.!
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: resident paul on October 12, 2009, 04:23:29 PM
What a coincidence I'd just book myself a Ticket just now! :D
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: siLent_jet on October 16, 2009, 06:36:59 AM
Is the ticket were available as of now?Because I want to be sure that if I want to buy a ticket they should need to use a valid ticket for this event,so that none can brought a problem.





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Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: AndyRCM on October 16, 2009, 09:47:55 AM
Tickets are available now, they are available to buy online until the end of October.
After that date you can only get a ticket at the event.

Andy
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: StarshipUK on October 16, 2009, 05:49:14 PM
Is the ticket were available as of now?Because I want to be sure that if I want to buy a ticket they should need to use a valid ticket for this event,so that none can brought a problem.





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Looking at the piss poor wording and link in the signature, with just 1 post I would guess that is a SPAM Bot.
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Phu on October 16, 2009, 05:57:43 PM
I dunno. I added extra complications to the signup process, so it would have to be a manual intervention bot. I've seen piss-poor wording like this from genuine people before.

I'll admit I was suspicious over the signature too.

-- Richard
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Blackpanther on October 16, 2009, 06:08:00 PM
I've seen piss-poor wording like this from genuine people before.

That would be me then :)

I'm thinking its SPAM to.
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: muguk on October 16, 2009, 07:48:29 PM
Get those *all* the time on Atari Forum - we've even added *@gmail.com to the ban list and they still get through (although nowhere near as much as they used to).  That measure and the first three posts need to be verified as genuine keeps a lot of the junk at bay.
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: billdooruk on October 16, 2009, 08:24:06 PM
Get those *all* the time on Atari Forum - we've even added *@gmail.com to the ban list and they still get through (although nowhere near as much as they used to).  That measure and the first three posts need to be verified as genuine keeps a lot of the junk at bay.

What about genuine people with gmail accounts....like me? It's my main account since i closed my hotmail after it got hijacked.

I didn't think you could get gmail accounts any more - only googlemail now?
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: muguk on October 16, 2009, 08:54:06 PM
Get those *all* the time on Atari Forum - we've even added *@gmail.com to the ban list and they still get through (although nowhere near as much as they used to).  That measure and the first three posts need to be verified as genuine keeps a lot of the junk at bay.

What about genuine people with gmail accounts....like me? It's my main account since i closed my hotmail after it got hijacked.

I didn't think you could get gmail accounts any more - only googlemail now?

C'est la vie .. unfortunately, gmail was the 'spammers choice' for a while so that means everyone suffers.  It's easier when it's known domains in China or Russia (where you know they're just spamming, or trying to sell you World of Yawncraft character upgrades) but it just got into a daily cycle of seeing all these new members, all with gmail accounts and 99.9% of them were spammers. 

The decision was made once before (pre the "3 posts check" introduction) and it helped a lot.  Then a member tried to change their main email address and couldn't - so we unbanned *@gmail.com .. and the floodgates opened again. 

A forum admin's lot is not always a happy one :)
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Andy on November 03, 2009, 10:45:25 AM
I may swap one of my machines for the RM Nimbus that I got working last night. Anyone interested in seeing it?

I will have Trains and Worm with me!  ;D
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: woody.cool on November 03, 2009, 11:07:50 AM
I may swap one of my machines for the RM Nimbus that I got working last night. Anyone interested in seeing it?

I will have Trains and Worm with me!  ;D
Hell yeah!
I'll probably spend some time playing Trains and Worm. They're a blast from my childhood!
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: StarshipUK on November 03, 2009, 02:04:12 PM
Get those *all* the time on Atari Forum - we've even added *@gmail.com to the ban list and they still get through (although nowhere near as much as they used to).  That measure and the first three posts need to be verified as genuine keeps a lot of the junk at bay.

What about genuine people with gmail accounts....like me? It's my main account since i closed my hotmail after it got hijacked.

I didn't think you could get gmail accounts any more - only googlemail now?

Simple - you change your address to @googlemail.com instead of @gmail.com when signing up to forums that ban @gmail.com. Both work at pointing towards your google mail account.
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Andy on November 09, 2009, 12:08:06 AM
Look like my plan of bringing some unix gear isnt going to happen - ive just not had time to get anything decent ready. Dont think people would find a shell prompt interesting.

So, I have 2 'gaps' in the machines im bringing. Take a look at my list of equipment, and let me know what you would like to see! http://retrocomputers.wordpress.com/my-computers/

@woody - should still be able to take a look at your sun box for you....
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: StarshipUK on November 09, 2009, 12:18:37 AM
I vote for the Tatung Einstein TC-01. looks interesting.
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: woody.cool on November 09, 2009, 09:49:45 AM
Take a look at my list of equipment, and let me know what you would like to see! http://retrocomputers.wordpress.com/my-computers/
I noticed Amstrad CPC464 (With 6 slot ROM board) on the list ..... what's the 6 slot ROM board and what ROMs you got in it?
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Andy on November 09, 2009, 10:07:54 AM
No ROMs in it at the moment. Did have the 6128 ROMs in once so you can have Basic 1.1. Sadly, this ROM board doesnt fit on the 6128 as the video cable is in the way.

If you see any ROMs out there you want to see, let me know!

Im sure there will be another 464 at the event, so instead of bringing mine, we could put it on that.
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: woody.cool on November 09, 2009, 10:09:51 AM
Do you have the DK'Tronics Speech ROMs? (I think it was DK that done them)
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Andy on November 09, 2009, 10:10:32 AM
Will be bringing a copy of this game : http://orion.cpcscene.com/

Its in french, but it really pushes the CPC to its limit. It even runs off a 720k disk, with all 720k used. This is without an additional disk OS!
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Andy on November 09, 2009, 10:11:20 AM
Do you have the DK'Tronics Speech ROMs? (I think it was DK that done them)

I think the DK'Tronics expansion was more than just a ROM. Used a speech chip of some sort. I may be wrong...
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: woody.cool on November 09, 2009, 10:14:56 AM
Will be bringing a copy of this game : http://orion.cpcscene.com/
Its in french, but it really pushes the CPC to its limit. It even runs off a 720k disk, with all 720k used. This is without an additional disk OS!
That looks superb. According to the site, 3" disk versions are also available :o :D
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Andy on November 10, 2009, 05:36:28 PM
I will also bring my EPROM burner incase anyone needs anything burning to ROM.

I will also have my PC that runs OmniDisk and StarCommadner so if anyone needs any disks duplicating on creating, see me. Will have a small game collection with me too!  ;)
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Akastaff on November 12, 2009, 03:56:55 PM
Bring your loose change, pending disasters there will be a room FULL of arcade machines, all are set to just 20p a game (had great fun resetting them all  ;D so a nice little fund raiser for RCM and I will be armed with a big bag full of change for those of you who insist on only bringing notes....



Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: AndyRCM on November 12, 2009, 05:34:47 PM
A huge thank you to Akastaff for organising/supplying the arcade machines - believe me you won't fail to be impressed - nice collection!

Andy
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Blackpanther on November 12, 2009, 07:50:15 PM
I enjoyed the arcade cabs at the members event in August, so I'm sure I will again  :)
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Akastaff on November 13, 2009, 10:44:38 AM
If we can do the physical moving there should be :-

House Of The Dead
Operation Wolf 3
Blasteroids
Gunblade NY (Massive 50" Screen)
Williams Congo Pinball Table
Centaur Voyager 35 Multigame Vertical Classics
UltraCade 105 Multigame Horizontal Classics
LordsVale NEOGEO 4 Multigame
Super KIXX Football Table
Sega Naomi Virtua Tennis 2

Heh Im gonna teach Andy and Company just how damn heavy these things are !!!! LOL

Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: PhoenixTLB on November 13, 2009, 10:48:05 AM
We had best all eat three Shredded Wheat for breakfast then  ;D

Great line-up there, can't wait!
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: AndyRCM on November 13, 2009, 10:56:31 AM
Well . . . if I eat three shredded wheat for breakfast you wont see me for three days! :(
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: thx1138 on November 13, 2009, 11:29:28 AM
baggsy me first on the pinball!  ;D
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Panther on November 13, 2009, 12:44:52 PM
Gunblade, Operation Wolf and House of the dead will get a few 20p's off me  ;D
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: AndyRCM on November 13, 2009, 12:48:49 PM
Yeah - some superb machines to be honest! I can't really thank Akastaff enough! :)

Andy
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Phu on November 13, 2009, 12:58:00 PM
Well . . . if I eat three shredded wheat for breakfast you wont see me for three days! :(

I just had a thought... the classic phrase used to remember compass directions must apply especially to you.... "Never Eat Shredded Wheat" ?

-- Richard
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: 1200xl on November 13, 2009, 01:02:28 PM
what a morning!
trying to get everything together and tested, just got two 65xe's to put back together and make a flashcart with some multiplayer Atari 8bit games, sort out some 2600 carts for sir morris, dig out 2 monitors from the garage, update the dingoo, find some joysticks, pack it all safely. Check I have got everything promised and then have a cup of tea :o
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Andy on November 13, 2009, 01:05:12 PM
Joysticks! I knew I forgot something!

Everything else is tested and ready to go. PC full of games. Commander Keen any one? Wolfenstien 3D? Doom.

Got a couple of demos on it too - including Second Reality!  ;D
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: woody.cool on November 13, 2009, 01:13:10 PM
Wolfenstien 3D? Doom.
Hell yeah!
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: thx1138 on November 13, 2009, 01:24:12 PM
maybe some DOOM guru can show me how to complete the level Tricks and Traps? I've never managed to complete it.
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Phu on November 13, 2009, 01:47:06 PM
maybe some DOOM guru can show me how to complete the level Tricks and Traps? I've never managed to complete it.

Que ?

Do you mean the secret bits of Doom ?

-- RIchard
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Andy on November 13, 2009, 01:52:17 PM
maybe some DOOM guru can show me how to complete the level Tricks and Traps? I've never managed to complete it.

idspispopd
idkfa
iddqd

 :D
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: PJ on November 13, 2009, 01:59:54 PM
Quote
Everything else is tested and ready to go. PC full of games. Commander Keen any one? Wolfenstien 3D? Doom.

Yes please ! All 3 please...

Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Andy on November 13, 2009, 02:02:31 PM
There is no menu system, so brush up on your DOS :)
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: Phu on November 13, 2009, 02:07:51 PM
idspispopd

I know nothing of smashing pumpkins into small piles of putrid debris.

-- Richard
Title: Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
Post by: woody.cool on November 13, 2009, 02:30:25 PM
maybe some DOOM guru can show me how to complete the level Tricks and Traps? I've never managed to complete it.
That is a hard level, but I'll have a go at it.