RCM - RETRO COMPUTER MUSEUM

GENERAL => NEW MEMBERS - SIGN IN HERE PLEASE => Topic started by: AndyRCM on July 05, 2008, 12:36:37 PM

Title: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on July 05, 2008, 12:36:37 PM
Would any new or existing members please introduce themselves, I know a couple of you have, it would be great to hear where and how you found us, and to know where you live . . .

Right!

I will start this now . . .

My name is Andy and I live in Leicestershire, UK and I found this site by being the owner! It is a joint idea between myself and my wife Linda, with loads of help from a lot of people. Too many to name here but you know who you are and will be mentioned on this website on the Friends Of RCM page.

Hope to hear from you all soon. If you have already posted - thanks -if not - please do introduce yourselves ;)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: gooner on July 05, 2008, 01:34:23 PM
I'm Wayne from Swansea in Wales and heard about you through Shockwave and www.dbfinteractive.com forums.Good luck with it Drewpee Nicks done a fantastic job.Cheers wayne  :o
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: rain_storm on July 05, 2008, 02:43:39 PM
Hello gooner, Hi there DrewPee

Im rain_storm and I too learned of this site from dbfinteractive where I first got to know DrewPee. My real name is Michael and I live in Ireland. I am a demoscener and love programming for the vintage DOS platform I am currnetly trying to get my head around Z80 assembler and hope to someday also program on the old 8bit + 16bit console systems (takes a lot of time to learn just one of those so this will take me some years to learn). My first console was the Atari 2600 which got taken apart and reassembled just days after it was bought. Later I had NES then a Master System then a Mega Drive + Mega CD. Then came Playstation and Playstation2. It was on the PS2 that I was to get my first taste of programming in the ps2Yabasic language. Nowadays I have just my PS3. I dont collect systems but I am sort of a groupie
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Shockwave on July 05, 2008, 02:54:14 PM
Ny real name is Nick Simpson, I am a scener and a member of the group Surprise!Productions where I am a coder.

I administrate the DBFinteractive website where I can usually be found!

As well as coding demos and intros I am a part time website software developer too and the site you are looking at was programmed by me.

I am quite pleased with how it looks, once all my spelling mistakes have been removed from the text then this can be a site to be proud of I think!

I know Andy and Linda are going to make a great success of this site and it was a pleasure to make it for them.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: nomad-imp on July 05, 2008, 02:54:56 PM
im nomad-imp, i learned about this site, because i sell alot of games consoles/game son ebay drew brough some off me and as they say the rest is history.
i have had nearly every games console , from the original NES, snes, gameboy,gamegear, lynx,nomad, 2600 (woodie & jr.) comodores, sprectrums, ps1s, ps2, wonderswan, neo geo, atri jaguar, gamecube, master system, megadrive, mega cd, 32x, ds, psp, GBA, loads, mainly i stay to teh consoles rarthen then the computer types.

i managed collect a vast array of sega megadrive games, mega cd and 32x games. i had around 60 mega cd games, and 12 32x, and around 400 megadrive games.

i have shortened that all down now, currently i have a 360, a ps3 and a wii with my genesis set up , 32x,and sega cd, oh and a ds with r4 card.

i love finding bargins, and rare games / consoles
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 05, 2008, 08:07:52 PM
I'm Dave and have been a close friend of Andy for longer than I can remember, we have been through some amazing times over the years, with computers always there (mainly in front of us late at night trying to beat that next level). I live in Quorn (near Loughborough) with my wife Alison and our two cats Bosley & Spooky.

My passion with computers started with an Intellivision console, then onto a ZX81, next a Spectrum, followed by an Atari 800XL, then Atari ST, and next my favourite - an Amiga 500, it was then that Andy, myself and friends founded 'The Lost Boys', after ten years with my Amiga I couldn't hold off getting a PC, so delved into the dark art of self-building.

But despite all the flash new games, Crysis, Call of Duty 4 etc, there is no greater buzz to be had in gaming than when an Umbrella appears during a game of Bubble Bobble!  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: The Twins on July 05, 2008, 09:53:02 PM
hi, I am Linda.Andy's Wife.need I say any more! ;)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: NATNY!! on July 05, 2008, 10:07:23 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Im Natny!!!!!!!!

=P

=P

Im Normal! I Promise!

Hehe...

I Didnt Haev To Find This Webby!

I Got Sent The Link!!

HAHAHAH!

Bai! Bai! xxx
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: mohicankid on July 08, 2008, 10:11:08 AM
i'm mohicankid and am a regular on the retro gamer forums!
which i where i found the link for this!

i hope it all goes well for you both and i'm hoping to come and take a look sometime this year!

cheers
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Zetr0 on July 08, 2008, 11:58:49 PM
Hello RCM, I am Zetr0, pleased to meet you.

some of you I know from other forums, its nice to see what *other* mischief you get upto. :D

well some of you might know me from EAB or AmiBay, I do get around a bit and have a Forum Posting OCD :D... I have been told its quite common in the 21st Century Netizen :D

Firstly let me say its RCM is a great idea, I do hope that this works in your area!

So a little about me.... hmmm (nothing the Feds could use against me ;)) well I have a Wife, 13yr old daughter and 8 yr old Cat :D these are my 'Girls' as it were :D, I am a *returning* student getting my MSc in computing Science over here in Norfolk UK, fear not, i wasn't born here atleast :D.. I love retr0 gaming and building / designing software and hardware, I have a HUGE amount of hardware knowledge concerning the Amiga,.... its not my fault i just couldn't stop reading :D.

Personally I love getting involved in community projects its perhaps where I thrive the most, the irony is that I can easily over extend myself LOL, but its a passion :)

anyway this is more than enough about me for the moment as I am sure you will get to know me quite well as time progresses :)

Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Infernospence on July 09, 2008, 09:33:25 PM
Hello im Adam .... unfourtunatly i know the owner of the site...well we live in the same house since he's married to my mum .... anyway im 17 this month still at school and thats all im gonna tell u
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 09, 2008, 11:20:49 PM
Jeez Adam, no mention of Linkin Park in a post .. we must have words!  ;D

Anyway, welcome to all new peeps, may your aim be true and your judgement pixel perfect!
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Lily~Chan on July 16, 2008, 12:18:34 PM
Hi I'm becky, I'm 18, the daughter of Drewpee and the twins.

I adore Linkin Park, and lots of other bands. I'm currently setting up my own forum, for mature teenagers who are sick of being on forums run by 13 year old brats.
Erm, wana know more then ask, since i cant be borthered to write my life story for ya :P
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 16, 2008, 12:21:46 PM
Cool sig there Lily  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Lily~Chan on July 17, 2008, 12:56:44 PM
Thank you, a friend of mine on my forum made it for me, he's totally awesome at making signiture images, i get him to make all of mine.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: s1ng3r on July 18, 2008, 08:11:02 PM
 ;)  Hi,
   My real name is Carol.  I am part of Shockwaves family, and I taught him a lot about life skills.
Some of them he agrees with , lots of them he doesn't.   I believe he thinks I am deprived because
I have never coded or programmed in my life.  I enjoy arcade games. and reading ( and sometimes chipping in) to the posts.
   See you all around     
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on July 18, 2008, 09:27:37 PM
Carol (s1ng3r),
Nice to have you on here, Shockwaves family, lol! I thought you were is sister! It is lovely to know you! and thanks for becoming a member!
Nick is a fantastic bloke who I am proud to call a friend, I have known him on and off for quite a few years and he never fails to impress me.

Regards
Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 18, 2008, 09:44:36 PM
Welcome S1ng3r!

Great to know you managed to get onto the forums so you can spill the beans on shockwave!  ;)

Anyway, tell us, you can beat shockwave on most arcade games I bet! ::)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Shockwave on July 18, 2008, 09:47:46 PM
Welcome S1ng3r!

Great to know you managed to get onto the forums so you can spill the beans on shockwave!  ;)

Anyway, tell us, you can beat shockwave on most arcade games I bet! ::)

Shockwave ftw. :D

Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on July 18, 2008, 09:50:16 PM
Well - he can sure beat me - you seen his scores over on DBF . . . bugger me!!!!

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Shockwave on July 18, 2008, 09:54:03 PM
Too much time on my hands  :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on July 18, 2008, 09:56:50 PM
Yeah right - you are too dedicated man!

:)

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: s1ng3r on July 19, 2008, 01:17:24 PM

    :D   Thanks for the lovely welcome guys !   ::)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: beaumontfox on July 20, 2008, 02:58:19 PM
I'm Anita and I'm originally from Burbage, Leicestershire, now in Earl Shilton(cos I can't afford to buy anywhere else!) I know Andy cos I work with him. Lucky me!

My OH Ben knows far too much about computers and stuff, all I do is play on the internet and play the games, quite badly I must say! ;D

I'd rather read a book tbh, and have far too many of them!
I'm a stupidly fanatical supporter of Leicester City and go home and away. I'm still pee'd off about last season. >:(
I also make cards and scrapbook, mainly layouts of my two adorable cats Fraggle & Skittle.

I won't post much about computers but I'll post about everything else! LOL
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 21, 2008, 10:24:18 AM
Welcome Anita to the forums!  ;D

Great taste in music btw, just need to change your avatar from JBJ to Richie Sambora, because he is the GOD of guitar!  ;D ;D ;D (then again I realise that JBJ is there not because of his singing talents  ;) )

Phoenix
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: beaumontfox on July 23, 2008, 12:11:06 AM
If I could have an avatar that swapped between the two of them I would! ;D

*Though I'd rather have one of Fabio Cannavaro.....short but apart from that perfect! ;D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Zetr0 on July 26, 2008, 01:07:29 AM
This is for beaumontfox :)

I had 5 minutes :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on July 26, 2008, 09:53:11 AM
Zetr0,
She will love that - nice one!

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: The Twins on July 26, 2008, 09:43:34 PM
I see.....favouritism....what's she got that I haven't...............and I'm the one who makes the cakes don't forget!  I don't forget.........you have been warned Zetr0. ;D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Zetr0 on July 27, 2008, 01:19:21 AM
Did you say ..... cakes...... ?!
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on July 27, 2008, 11:30:10 AM
For those of you who don't know (The Twins) is my wife Linda, who will be doing the cakes and other food etc in 'The Wheat Free Tea Room' which will be the other part of 'The Retro Computer Museum' - she is an excellent cook - her bread is easily (by a long way) the nicest wheat free bread I have ever tasted and believe me I have tasted a lot in the past two years! Her cakes are to die for, as I type this I am eating a bacon and brown sauce sandwich - which again is lovely! She is the best wife a man could ask for!!!

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Zetr0 on July 27, 2008, 01:31:47 PM
@Andy

I know a creeping post when i see one.... Imma married man too y'know :D... mentioning things, I also knew that your better half (the Twins) (why that name.... i must ask...) also made cakes.... i was just trying to hold out for some until another custom avatar job came along.... but i see that you all see through my little plan...

so what will it be for your avatar Mrs DrewPee ?
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on July 27, 2008, 01:36:48 PM
@Zetr0

Linda is affectionately called the twins by my good self because of her erm . . . ample breasts! Sorry but that is it!

as for her avatar I will let her comment, but I know she likes Roger Black, Me!, Viggo (spelling?) Mortenson (with a beard!) and Hugh Jackman!!!!

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: The Twins on July 27, 2008, 04:33:32 PM
he didn't mention that I particularly like him in a black shirt (no tie) and black boxers!!

As for the others he mentioned, we can all dream!!
 :D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: jimbob005 on July 29, 2008, 09:07:46 AM
hi all
im james i live in church gresley, swadlincote, uk 28 years old, iv came here from eab forum. im more into amiga's than any thing else but have had a lot of the others over the time. the best mod iv done up to date is my mini A1200 this is a fully working A1200 in an A600 case with dvd rom and 2.5" hdd . well thats me i hope to have a chat to you all over the time of being in the forum and i will be poping over to the open day. ow and sorry for the spelling, spelling isn't my strong point in life.

thanks james 

comps i have
C64 diskdrive (the best computer from my childhood)
A500
A600/1200 (my big mod)
A1200 030@50mhz 32mb fast ram 40gb hdd
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 29, 2008, 09:23:40 AM
Welcome Jimbob to RCM  ;D

Nice set of machines there, we love Amiga's and C64's here  :D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Musicalkat on July 30, 2008, 07:26:55 PM
Hello everyone  ;)

My name is Kathryn. I'm 26 and live in a small village near Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire.

I've been playing games for as long as I can remember!! My favourite games have to be the Legend of Zelda series (and anything by Shigeru Miyamoto really).

My NES still has a special place in my heart....

I'm currently enjoying Okami on my Wii, but still love the old classics.

Cheers!

Kat
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: The Twins on July 30, 2008, 07:41:19 PM
Welcome to you Musicalkat.........just out of interest how did you hear about our site? We need more women on here to keep the men in check, ;D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Musicalkat on July 30, 2008, 07:45:30 PM
Hello!!

I saw a message on the Gamecentral pages on teletext and decided to check out the website!

Count me in! Female gamer alert!! :D

Cheers

Kat
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on July 30, 2008, 07:49:37 PM
Hello Kat,
Nice to see another young lady on here! I see my wife Linda has already said hello!
A good friend of mine told me to put the message on teletext - what a good idea that was!
Two new members just from that!
Hope you like it on here!
Just shout if you need anything!

Regards
Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 30, 2008, 08:47:52 PM
Welcome Musicalkat  ;D

Gamecentral seems to be a hit  :D

Make yourself at home, we particularly enjoy the odd game of hangman whislt whiling the hours away at work (obviously we don't get much time for this been superbusy all day *cough*)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Musicalkat on July 31, 2008, 09:30:33 AM
 ;D Thanks for the welcome everyone!

Will check out the arcade!

Yes, I enjoy reading Gamecentral while munching my cereals every morning  :D

Cheers!

Kat
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Post by: thx1138 on July 31, 2008, 11:20:46 AM
Hello, some of you probably allready know me from various forums, I post as thx1138 or a variation of it, just about everywhere.

Used to collect very heavily, and trade online as retro-technology. but I sold it all off and bought a motorbike.
 I sold the remnants of my collection to Chaosmogers, from W.O.S

I still come across bits and pieces from time to time. I hardly ever use ebay at all now, and sell what I have mostly on the W.O.S forum.

So I hope Retro Computer Museum is a success because I do often find stuff that I could donate, instead of just passing it by, usually for pennies in a bootsale, or even dumped in a skip.

I like old computers a lot, but in my heart of hearts, I'm a biker.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on July 31, 2008, 11:23:26 AM
THX1138,
Nice to see you on here! and thanks for the donation - I will enter you on the Friends of RCM soon!
Hope to see you on here more!

Regards and appreciation

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 31, 2008, 12:57:15 PM
Hiya THX1138, your name reminded me, when I watched Star Wars again the other day, the cell Leia is held in on the Death Star is cell no 1138!  ;D

Anyway, always cool to have a biker on here, shame I just sold mine  >:(
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Shockwave on July 31, 2008, 07:05:07 PM
A very warm welcome to the new peeps :)
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Post by: vp002 on August 01, 2008, 04:34:05 PM
Dear all,

Hi new member vp002 here a pleasure to meet you all...

Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on August 01, 2008, 04:44:55 PM
Nice to see you here vinny!
Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 01, 2008, 05:11:11 PM
Hiya Vinnie, welcome to RCM  ;D
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Post by: AndyRCM on August 01, 2008, 05:20:26 PM
Dave, we met vinny at Retro Fusion - there were two vinnies there tho, not the one who spoke to den as well with the demos, the other vinny!!!

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: billdooruk on August 03, 2008, 01:01:26 PM
Hello All

I forgot to say hello when I joined earlier this week......

I found you thanks to the plug on Game Central.

I've played games since my parents got an Atari VCS (2600 woody) and I still have it and it works!

I collect retro stuff - mainly consoles but have Commodore 128, Oric 1, Atari ST's and a few others.....i posted my list under the my collections.

Anyway....Hello and chat soon

Karl
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: combatking0 on August 06, 2008, 12:40:33 PM
I'm Tony, and I found this place through the DBF/GVY forums.

I haven't played computer games for the last 10 hours.

What? This isn't the online meeting for video-game-aholics anonimouse?

Then I'd best dust off my Gameboy.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 07, 2008, 01:32:58 AM
What are you doing typing at this hour? you should be having quality time with Bub & Bob, now go and write 1000 lines - I must not neglect my gaming time.  ::)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: amiga addict on August 15, 2008, 07:45:20 PM
I`m Amiga Addict (John Roberts) Amiga`s are my computing love attempting to get 1 of each model. I have:
Amiga 500
Amiga 500+
Amiga 1200
Amiga 3000t - poorly at the moment any help greatly appreciated
Amiga 1500 with hard drive.
keep pestering wife and kids for more but not getting far at the moment
got to this site from http://www.classicamiga.com
good luck with the museum something I`d love to do myself
other computers owned
Spectrum 48k,spectrum +(black),atari st(yuk) , Tandy colour computer, commodore 64 and a sharp luggable (if 10kgs is luggable) brand new but requires american power adaptor
again good luck and if i can make it will come to your open day
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Shockwave on August 15, 2008, 07:50:17 PM
Hello John :) Welcome!
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Post by: AndyRCM on August 15, 2008, 08:18:04 PM
@AmigaAddict (John)
Hello and welcome to the site, it is always good to have new members, especially ones with nice collections like yours. I am very jealous of yoour Amiga 3000t and your Amiga 1500! Very nice! It would be equally as good to see you at the open day!

Regards and appreciation
Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 15, 2008, 10:01:31 PM
Welcome Ammiga addict!  ;D

Always great to have new amiga nuts on board and it woul dbe fantastic to see you at the open day.

Phoenix
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on August 15, 2008, 10:03:22 PM
@PhoenixTLB
I take it you will be at the open day then?  :'(

Are you bringing Aunt Peg?
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 15, 2008, 11:52:43 PM
@PhoenixTLB
I take it you will be at the open day then?  :'(

Are you bringing Aunt Peg?

ROFL! Maybe her niece, I hear she has nice knees.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: jimbob005 on August 16, 2008, 09:04:31 AM
hi there amiga addict
im also an amiga fan i like to mod them. iv not done anything bit i just put an a1200 mobo in to an a600 case.

anyway have a nice time here.

james

P.s the cakes are good
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Robby on August 18, 2008, 03:44:07 PM
Hi I'm Robby

Dont usually use forums as such until now that is. My interest in retro computers started about a week ago when I mtd the attic of all the machines there, a further week was spent reliving certain years of my life (my wife still doesnt believe me that I was playing the origional space invader in the gararge). One of the first game I ever played was Dungeons and Dragons on the Essex Uni Prime, using a Colour Genie as a terminal. I was "Snert the Dog" if anyone else was there.

My first computers were military so the less said about them the better (they still had a joystick port although everone else said it was for comms, !!!!).

Looking forward to the Exhibitian

Regards to all

Robby
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 18, 2008, 03:49:30 PM
Hiya Robby!

Great to have you on board, it's scary the memories that an old computer/machine can stir up  :o

See you at the exhibition!
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on August 18, 2008, 05:09:56 PM
To all, welcome to you all! Hope you all enjoy it here! I know I do, thanks for joining up!

Andy
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Post by: muguk on August 25, 2008, 07:33:11 PM
Andy & his mate visited this afternoon and I helped fill up half of his car with stuff :)
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 25, 2008, 10:11:27 PM
Thanks for the coffee and tour of Warrington Mike, and all the awesome stuff, we never stopped talking about it all the way home  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: muguk on August 26, 2008, 06:30:19 PM
Glad it's going to be of some use .. was just sitting there.

My MMC Replay turned up today as well as meeting someone who works nearby and picking up a 3-port expander for the C64 and a legit (!!) copy of Fast Hack 'Em :)

Let me know if you turn up a spare 1541-II PSU so I can test out Fast Hack 'Em's copying times :)
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Post by: Shockwave on August 30, 2008, 09:49:51 PM
You seem like a nice guy muguk, Have some Kudos :)
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Post by: AndyRCM on August 30, 2008, 09:52:02 PM
@Shockwave
You are right, a really nice bloke! I have given some Kudos too!

Andy
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Post by: Shockwave on August 30, 2008, 09:55:07 PM
Btw, I used to have a mate near Warrington where you went!

Well actually it was in Widnes, same county though. Aaron Evans, aka Sledge Hammer of a group called Dimension X, he was a coder an d gfx artist, I even went to Warrington once to meet him.

Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on August 30, 2008, 09:56:00 PM
I know that name 'Dimension X' - what platform were they on?

Andy
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on August 31, 2008, 03:00:33 PM
Hi, I'm Scott or Quagmire on most Amiga forums oh and this one ;D

I'm well into Amigas, Apples and Japanese consoles, My favorites being the PCengine & Famicom Twin.

Just donated my Commodore PET to Andy's museum :)

oh and Andy the Famicom Twin is saved 8)

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Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 31, 2008, 03:15:14 PM
Hiya Quagmire and welcome to RCM  ;D

A Commodore PET is an awesome donation, thank you! We have been hunting for one of those for ages.

 Another flying the Amiga flag is always cool too  8)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on August 31, 2008, 03:24:03 PM
Scott (Quagmire),
Thanks for the excellent donations! Also the donations of CDI stuff is cool too!
It was good to meet you, you certainly have some fantastic stuff!
Look forward to seeing you at the open day, along with a couple of your really nice bits!!!

Andy (DrewPee)
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on August 31, 2008, 03:41:29 PM
That's cool, see you then :)

If I find anymore stuff I'll let you know, I'll go exploring in the side of the attic :D
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Post by: jimbob005 on August 31, 2008, 05:49:41 PM
hi there Quagmire your the one from daventry

nice to see you have found this and nice to see theres another comp to the list.

hope you find your time here nice and welcome.

hope to see you at the open day.

james

Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Scarlettkitten on August 31, 2008, 06:15:14 PM
Hi James, I'm looking forward to it, I've started loading the car up already ;D
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Post by: jimbob005 on August 31, 2008, 07:16:52 PM
wooo your like my kids xmas all ready and they have there b'days to go yet
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on September 08, 2008, 01:23:13 PM
A polite request . . . not sure if this always gets lost . . . if any new members join up could they please let us know who you are via this thread? It would be good to know a little background and how you found us? Nothing too personal just a little info please?

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: thx1138 on September 08, 2008, 04:27:36 PM
A polite request . . . not sure if this always gets lost . . . if any new members join up could they please let us know who you are via this thread? It would be good to know a little background and how you found us? Nothing too personal just a little info please?

Andy

Are you able to set the registration process up so that a message prompt appears, along with a link to this thread to post in?
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on September 08, 2008, 04:57:45 PM
@THX1138,
I don't think so - nice idea but not sure if it is possible.

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PJ on September 19, 2008, 12:52:00 PM
Hi all, I'm Pete (PJ) - live in Nottingham and came across this site on World of Spectrum.

Am a recent convert to Retro gaming - always been a Sinclair fan but never thought to revisit until recently when I saw one for sale on Ebay and thought - why not ? Started off when I was young creating bits of code to copy cassette tapes to Microdrive to avoid the long load times, which led to the early part of my career being spent programming in z80 assembler and C. The happy days when you could dump an entire 64k ram segment and read it to find a bug - try that with a 2 gig memory module !

I guess that kind of nostalgia menas that I now have mainly Speccy systems but also a few other bits and bobs that I've found lying about (Sega Master and Commodore mainly).

Very interested in what you are trying to achieve with the Retro Computer Museum, so hope it all works out for you, will visit the forums when I can to keep up with what is going on.
Best of luck !
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on September 19, 2008, 12:58:05 PM
Good to have you onboard Pete, hope you enjoy the site!

Another valued member! Thanks Pete!

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: jimbob005 on September 19, 2008, 03:44:35 PM
hi there pj nice to meet you are you going to come to the open day on the 16/11/08  ??


james
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PJ on September 19, 2008, 05:31:51 PM
Just had a quick scan and looks like it could be an interesting day. Not checked if I'm free on that Sunday, but if I am, then I'm in !
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: gooner on September 19, 2008, 05:44:40 PM
Welcome aboard PJ enjoy your stay
 :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PJ on September 19, 2008, 09:54:01 PM
Thanks chaps !

Just been having a poke around the old posts to see what you all get up to on here & was intrigued by the one about bargains - think I may have a contender here.

Bought a box of old consoles from Nottingham market a few weeks ago that contained: 2 x Phillips CD-i units, 3 x Acorn Electrons, 3 x Commodore +4 & 2 Dreamcast. Total price a tenner !

Unfortunately these are consoles only & I've not been able to test any as I don't have PSUs for any of these types of systems, so it could equally be the worst buy ever made as they may be complete junk !

Anyone know if the C64 or Vic-20 PSU is suitable for the +4 ? Or what would be a reasonable substitute for any of the others ?
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Shockwave on September 23, 2008, 01:25:29 PM
I think that the PSU for the vic and C64 is compatible with the plus 4
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on September 23, 2008, 01:27:45 PM
I know the commodore 16 has a psu that is a similar spec to the 48k speccy.
Can't remember what psu the +4 has, i will check mine!

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PJ on September 23, 2008, 08:57:13 PM
The PSU unit looks the same as the Vic20 (that kind of 'cheese shaped' one) but the connectors on the end are different - the 20 has a circular DIN type plug where the Plus 4 takes a square one. Like the one on the Amiga, but that doesn't fit either.....

Shame because I'd like to test these. They look visually in good nick..


Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on September 23, 2008, 09:00:28 PM
Bring them to the open day - i will bring my psu's for the machines, I will have a +4 there anyway! Pity I don't have a spare psu . . . :(

Are you coming to the open day - I have lost track who is coming?

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PJ on September 23, 2008, 09:39:40 PM
Thanks for that - if I've not sorted them before then I'll bring them along. Which reminds me, I need to order a ticket....
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Amiga Man on September 24, 2008, 08:29:07 PM
Andy introduce me Retro Computer museum when he gave me the card as I met him at the sundown 2008.

I code all sort of langauge in the past but for now...I want to stick to freebasic. Gooner want team up with for demo in Blitz 3D   :)

cheers  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on September 24, 2008, 09:05:18 PM
Welcome onboard Graham, it is good to have you here!
I will code something with you and gooner - it would be good to do that!
I know quite a bit of code in Blitz and a fair old bit in freebasic too!

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Amiga Man on September 24, 2008, 09:25:30 PM
I already code one really basic demo for Gooner( All I need is put Fonts on Wavey Scrolling fonts and gooner or you choose dance music or whatever  ;)  ) and I dont mind if you join me.



Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: carterbrandon on October 09, 2008, 09:36:07 PM
Hi, just registered having seen a mention of the 16/11 open day event on gamecentral yesterday. Will definitely be going to it - I live in Staffs. Been  gaming since the C64 days and never really stopped. Got lots of consoles - too many to list really - and a JAMMA cab in the garage. I'm 46 with a couple of teenage lads who've both got 360's. Somewhere down the line I got stuck in the 2D era. Currently playing Metal Slug X on an MVS system in the JAMMA cab - in between re-visiting Zombies Ate My Neighbours on the SNES. Usual story of too many games and nowhere near enough time. I've got plenty of interests outside gaming but gaming history is in my blood and I always come back to it no matter what. Just thought I'd add my support to what you're doing as you're fairly local to me geographically and obviously have the same interests at heart. cb
If you've haven't seen the King of Kong yet you're missing out. It's bril.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on October 09, 2008, 09:38:07 PM
Nice to have you on board - I agree King of Kong is superb! What a superb piece of filmwork!

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: andy313 on October 11, 2008, 08:57:37 PM
hey i found this site on the games page on the teletext,my names andy from coventry and i am really into retro games c64,speccy,atari st,megadrive,snes etc...i also love classic arcade games, my favourites are double dragon,dragonninja,king of boxer,street fighter 2,final fight and mortal kombat
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Amiga Man on October 11, 2008, 09:14:30 PM
welcome board andy ( yes another andy! lol )  ;D

Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Amiga Man on October 11, 2008, 09:17:11 PM
Quote
double dragon,dragonninja,king of boxer,street fighter 2,final fight and mortal kombat

You got slimiar taste as me.....I love double dragon when first came out and also dragon ninja arcade were amazing....
I remmy King of boxer was good fun but it was quite hard.
Final Fight was amazing scrolling beat em up.
Mortal Kombat was good game but the best Mortal kombat would be between MK 2 and MK 3....both are excellents!
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on October 11, 2008, 09:19:10 PM
Welcome Andy! Good to have another Andy on board!

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Daniel Levers on October 13, 2008, 11:07:24 AM
Hi I am Daniel.

I live in near Doncaster in South Yorkshire.  I found your site whilst looking for information in tuning my Dragon 32 into a new LCD TV.

I have had a few computers over the years starting with the Dragon 32.  I then moved onto the Spectrum +2, Commodore 64, Amiga 500, Sega Master system, Mega Drive/Mega CD, Playstation 1 and 2, PSP, XBOX 360, Nintendo DS and the WII.

From the old computers I only have my Dragon which I want to get working again but am unable to tune it in.

I hope to be coming to your open day.

Regards.

Daniel
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyT on October 13, 2008, 11:14:32 AM
Quote
I found your site whilst looking for information in tuning my Dragon 32 into a new LCD TV.

I miss read that bit thought it said...

I found your site whilst looking for information in turning my Dragon 32 into a new LCD TV.

I suggest you get a composite cable for your dragon. Thats what I use. Simple to make if you can solder! You need a 5 pin DIN plug, some cable and some phono plugs. I made one and its a massive inprovment!
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on October 13, 2008, 12:03:48 PM
Welcome Carter, Andy & DLevers

Have a browse and enjoy :)

P.S. Another Andy! I swear there is a conspiracy behind the scenes  :o
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyT on October 13, 2008, 12:08:18 PM
Us Andys will take over the world.....
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Daniel Levers on October 13, 2008, 12:48:49 PM
Thanks for the tip on the cable.  Can you send me instructions on how to make this.   Will I get sound?

I love an excuse to visit our local maplins for bits and bobs.

Thanks.

Daniel
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on October 13, 2008, 01:16:37 PM
Can i have instructions too for the lead? I would like one for my dragon 32 as well! Ta!

:)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyT on October 13, 2008, 01:21:32 PM
Instructions are on my website....

http://andys.dyn-o-saur.com/2008/03/dragon-32-composite-video-pin-out/ (http://andys.dyn-o-saur.com/2008/03/dragon-32-composite-video-pin-out/)

Its for sound and video.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Daniel Levers on October 13, 2008, 02:11:47 PM
Thanks.  I will give this a try.

 ;D

Daniel
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: gooner on October 13, 2008, 06:20:41 PM
Welcome yet another Andy and Dlevers good to have you on board :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: mansion on October 15, 2008, 10:46:08 AM
Hi my names steve and Im from the Doncaster area.I found this site through the Jamma+ forum and I ve a passion for all things  1980s everything from retro consoles to ghettoblasters .
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on October 15, 2008, 11:16:29 AM
Good to have new members - thanks for joining up! :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on October 15, 2008, 11:31:26 AM
Hi Mansion and welcome to RCM  ;D

Mentioning Ghettoblasters reminded me of my school days (the Breakdancing phase  :D ) I still bear the scars from ill-timed moves  ;D

Whatever happened to Lucinda Dickey?
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: mansion on October 16, 2008, 12:44:39 AM
HE HE its been a few years since I rolled out a square of lino to bust some moves on but the old blaters are still pretty cool
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on October 18, 2008, 11:28:07 AM
I am posting this on behalf of Nathan, it was sent as an email directly to me but Im sure he wont mind me posting this here . . .

I'm Nathan and I live in a suburb about 60km SW of Sydney, Australia. I'm
29, married with an 11 month old daughter.

I've owned a few Amiga's in my time, and a C64. I now have an A500 and A600
(incomplete) only. I just like to look at demos, tinker, and play classic
games for the nostalgia.

I make and sell my own Amiga hardware, as a hobby.

I found your site on a recommendation from someone from AmiBay, I can't
remember who :-S

If you recall I added your website URL to the back of my KSRS V2.0 PCB, with
some others. I will also add a link to your site on the "Links" page on my
website, hopefully some time today! I don't have much free time, so I build
my website when I can. You can  see a photo of the back of my KSRS V2.0
here: http://www.amigamaniac.com/ksrs.html

You are more then welcome to add my website to your links page, if you think
it's good enough :-S I'm hoping to have it 90% finished before I go to bed
tonight.

Do you have an actual museum to visit? I wish I was in the UK, as I would
love to visit it!

Nathan

now a bit from me, please check out Nathans website and if you want one - get one of his rom switchers . . . I will be ordering one shortly - take a look at the pictures and OUR website is on there!!!!!!!

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on October 29, 2008, 07:04:05 PM
Any new members not posted yet? Please do!!
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: StickHead on November 09, 2008, 03:06:25 PM
Hello! Great to see someone keeping the memory of old machines alive, I look forward to seeing the museum finally open in full glory!

I live in the West Midlands, and I've been an avid games player since my parents bought a multi games machine (I think it was called a Binatone) and have been gaming ever since. My favourite machine is the Atari ST and has been since I was given one for Christmas about 20 years ago! I've also owned: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, SNES, N64, PS1, Dreamcast, XBox, XBox 360 and Wii, and have since gone back and bought most of the other machines I always wanted!

I write a blog (just started last week!) dedicated to the ST called The Joy Of Sticks (http://thejoyofsticks.wordpress.com) and look forward to covering the museum's development in it's pages. Good work guys!
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on November 09, 2008, 03:47:03 PM
Good to have you on board -Thanks for the praise - The open day is a week today and I am, needless to say, a bit aprehensive! Looking forward to seeing/meeting everybody. Here is to a good event!

:)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: woody.cool on November 21, 2008, 02:38:41 PM
Hi,
My name is Duncan (or woody.cool as most people know me as)
I live in Northamptonshire

A few of you may already know me from Retro Gamer, Lemon Amiga, EAB, Weekend Gamer and other forums and from the Retro North, Retro Fusion and RCM Open Day events.

I've been into computing and gaming ever since I knew how to turn one on (at quite a young age) - but I like to stick to the retro stuff, especially Amstrad CPC, Commodore 16 and Amiga stuff, as these were the systems I owned as a kid/teenager/young adult.

I really enjoyed the RCM Open Day, can't wait for another one! Good job Andy & whoever else was involved.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on November 21, 2008, 02:45:30 PM
Thanks woody.cool! It was good to have you there at our event!
Always good to have new members to enjoy our forums too! Thanks for joining up!

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyT on November 21, 2008, 02:52:17 PM
Hi Woody.

Im also a big CPC fan. Unfortunatly, my 6128 has just died. Still have my 464 and 6128+ which also needs repairing and a PSU
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on November 21, 2008, 03:23:07 PM
Hiya Woody, great to see you on the forums :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: woody.cool on November 21, 2008, 06:50:21 PM
Hi Woody.

Im also a big CPC fan. Unfortunatly, my 6128 has just died. Still have my 464 and 6128+ which also needs repairing and a PSU
There's an ebay shop (called the Sinclair Shop) and they do sell PSUs for Amstrad CPC as well as SCART cables (but unfortunately no CPC Plus - just old CPC 464, 664 and 6128) - but the PSU is the same on both original CPC and CPC Plus models.
What's up with your CPC6128? I have a CPC6128 which was 100% mint and fully working until recently ..... the Monitor connector is dodgy (and sometimes loses green or blue) so I'm looking for another CPC6128 for spares.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyT on November 21, 2008, 07:01:18 PM
Looks like a RAM issue on mine. Wont start, just a grey screen. ROMs and all socketed chips have been swapped out.

I make my own cables, but i have use the Sinclair shop for edge connectors etc for spectrums. I have a 8 pin DIN plug sitting here to make a RGB cable for the 6128+

You could replace the 5 pin RGB socket on your CPC. Ive done it before. Its quite an easy job.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: woody.cool on November 21, 2008, 07:05:14 PM
Looks like a RAM issue on mine. Wont start, just a grey screen. ROMs and all socketed chips have been swapped out.

I make my own cables, but i have use the Sinclair shop for edge connectors etc for spectrums. I have a 8 pin DIN plug sitting here to make a RGB cable for the 6128+

You could replace the 5 pin RGB socket on your CPC. Ive done it before. Its quite an easy job.
Yeah! I might try that.

If you manage to successfully make a RGB SCART for your CPC 6128+, can you make me one? (I'll pay you for it) as I have a CPC464+ fully working, but only a B&W monitor for it!
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Rafiki on December 01, 2008, 09:27:13 PM
My name is Jamie and I live in Loughborough, UK.
I do Computing and Business management at Loughborough university.
My home town is Horndean (near Portsmouth).
I found this site via my lovely girlfriend.
I'm interested in javascript, C+, visual basic, Flash and enjoy being kept up to date with all the newest gadgets and hardware.
Put together my brother's site http://www.leecooperandtheoutsiders.com with a friend and my brother. Hopefully my friend will finish his part soon with the transition problem:p
Want to know more, message me.

Rafiki ;)

Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on December 01, 2008, 09:57:35 PM
Rafiki (Jamie),
Welcome to the site. Hope you like what we are doing and not been bullied into coming on here!  :'(
You might want to check out one of my favourite sites . . . www.dbfinteractive.com - the coders on there are amazing!
It is run by one of my friends (Shockwave) and it really is a friendly coding site!
I recommend it to anybody who has the slightest interest in code!

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: intelliman on December 03, 2008, 09:21:59 PM
my name is jim i live in coalville leicester
heard about rcm in retrogamer just before open day
my hobbies are retro computers,consoles(of course) :)
electronics,radio(pmr) i have been looking in the attic
atfer going to the open day and going to kick my amiga 1200 up
making scart lead first
i have a few computers,consoles will have to sort them out
and power a few up
hope the museum goes well will be there in may
best regards
jim
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on December 03, 2008, 09:25:47 PM
@Jim,
It was good to meet you at the open day - thank you for the cassettes! Hope you get on well with your Amiga 1200! Superb machines!
Let us know what other consoles and computers you have! Will be good to see what other people have!
See you in May!

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Goku on December 29, 2008, 06:38:51 PM
Hello my name is Julian, I am 8 years old and my Mum and Dad run this website.
I love playing on computers and consoles and like lots of games. I also like Yu-Gi-Oh cards and cartoons to.
I sometimes help my Dad with new games systems that he is always buying or getting given!

Julian
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on December 31, 2008, 12:11:17 PM
Julian,
talking of helping me with systems - you can help me soon with sorting out the new lot I have!
;)

Dad (Andy)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: zphantom on January 02, 2009, 03:53:12 PM
Im Graeme, But most folks call me Geordie.

i livew and work in leicester for British Gas, But my main interest is LARP, coding (object and functional but im also working on MUDs in C derivitives)

and i was bullied into comming here. :p

G
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Shockwave on January 02, 2009, 05:28:21 PM
Lol, who bullied you? :)

Hope you enjoy your stay!
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: zphantom on January 02, 2009, 07:19:09 PM
billdooruk is the one to blame  :P
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: billdooruk on January 02, 2009, 07:54:51 PM
Guilty as charged!!!!  :o
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on January 02, 2009, 08:19:22 PM
Thanks billdooruk! Keep it up. Kudos for you too!

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: flump on January 03, 2009, 01:43:03 PM
Hello Im "Flump" and im old  ;) . Been collecting consoles and computers since i was an egg. My first console was by "video master". This was bought when i was a very young flump , by my father.I live in York (England) with my wife and i have 4 children. My Garage is stuffed full of retro-tastic items. Just going off topic slightly  :P sorry Andy, i sell quite a lot of it on Fleabay http://shop.ebay.co.uk/merchant/flumpster1566 and if any member on the forum buys anything i will discount the p&p  unless you live on the moon ;) .Big thanks to Andy and the other members for making this forum so friendley and informative.
I would list my stuff but i would be here all day . Favourite console at the moment is my XBOX 360 and "Call Of Duty 5". Im  called "flumpgb" on there as some one else stole my righfull name lol.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: steve1000000 on January 03, 2009, 09:34:39 PM
Howdy there.

I'm Steve from Leicestershire, and I met Andy when he had my old Amiga 500 off me. I have since registered on this site.
Not into collecting retro computers, but certainly into the games!!
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Shockwave on January 04, 2009, 10:32:48 AM
I'm like you really Steve, I am no collector but I do like the old games and find myself reading the new posts at RCM most days :) Just to connect a little with the past I think.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on January 04, 2009, 12:26:57 PM
Im also like both of you but . . . I do collect computers . . . erm . . . lots of them . . . ;)
I love playing old games too - don't really play many new games as such,  I do play on my Xbox (usually emulators!!!), my Xbox 360, usually Colin McRae Dirt or Chrome Hounds, on the Wii playing sports something or other with Linda! ;) but thats about it, the only game I have played on the PC recently was Half Life 2, then HL2 : Episode 1 and then HL2 : Episode 2 . . . now waiting for HL2 : Episode 3 and Half Life 3!

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: woody.cool on January 06, 2009, 05:33:02 PM
Im also like both of you but . . . I do collect computers . . . erm . . . lots of them . . . ;)
Me too ......... but running out of room ......... quite rapidly! :(
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: jimbob005 on January 06, 2009, 08:02:03 PM
Im also like both of you but . . . I do collect computers . . . erm . . . lots of them . . . ;)
Me too ......... but running out of room ......... quite rapidly! :(

i like retro cmputers to .... and got lots of room
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: BIt pArT BAz on January 06, 2009, 08:26:54 PM
Ello all! just thought i'd introduce myself.  My name is Baz and come from Northamptonshire, i came across your forum from the Computer Museum site, very good inded ;D.  Im a 32 electrician/electronics/mechanical engineer.  Years ago i owned a Commodore Vic 20 spending many happy years playing Jet Pac and Frogger ;D if i wasnt on my Vic i was round my mates playing on his Spectrum 128k.  I eventually progressed from the Vic to and Amiga 500, spent even more happy hours playing this in the loft, my Uncle was and still is a programmer and would send me a jiffy bag a month full of copied amiga games..god bless XCopy2 ;) Ive recently got back into it all agiain, my parents still have my Amiga which will be fired up again soon, and recenty started collecting 70's 80's games and consoles, my collection consists of a Atari 2600 and Munch Man...not much but a good start.
Thats about it really, im looking at attending the Byte Back show in March..any good?
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on January 06, 2009, 08:54:45 PM
BIt pArT BAz,
Nice one! Welcome aboard! Byte Back in March is going to be superb! At least half a dozen of us from RCM will be there!
Do you think you will be coming to our event in May? It would be good to have you there now that you have joined the forums!
If you need anything - please ask (this goes to everybody - If I can help I will!)

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: woody.cool on January 10, 2009, 08:25:44 PM
Im also like both of you but . . . I do collect computers . . . erm . . . lots of them . . . ;)
Me too ......... but running out of room ......... quite rapidly! :(
i like retro cmputers to .... and got lots of room
I wish I had lots of room ..... but my Amiga and Amstrad CPC collection takes up most of my flat ..... and that's before I start counting the SNES, Megadrive, Spectrum, Commodore and other miscelleanous crap in to the equation.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PubZombie on January 11, 2009, 01:53:26 AM
Yo Guys. just dropping in to say hi to ya'all. well this is new for me: meet people in real life then introduce myself virtually. usually happens the other way around-if at all. I enjoyed the meet today in stoke, and I am looking forward to Byteback - which hotels are folks using? I am a gamer and historian so retro holds a hobby and work interest for me, and I am a gamer before a technician so i can get pretty bogged down with electronics and software issues - but games I do pretty well :) My fave systems are Atari2600, spectrum 48, commodore 64, amiga1200. Eventhough I have owned plenty of consoles over the years it's only lately I have really started to enjoy them as much as computer gaming. with probably the Amiga and C64 being my favorite of all.
I enjoy my xbox360 a lot these days
cheers
PZ
 
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on January 11, 2009, 10:16:41 AM
Hello PubZombie - it was good to meet you yesterday - I will sort a C64 out for you when I get five minutes . . . . I will send you an email/personal message shortly! Good to have you onboard!

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: jimbob005 on January 11, 2009, 01:13:45 PM
hi pubzombie i have a working tape deck for the c64 if its needed

james
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: woody.cool on January 11, 2009, 05:29:54 PM
Hi PubZombie ..... twas great to meet you yesterday.
Hope your coming to Byte Back in March and hopefully Andy's RCM event in May.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PubZombie on January 11, 2009, 07:18:16 PM
Hi guys and cheers.
A working C64 and tape deck would be great thank you. Both my C64 bread-bins died last week. FR modulator on one I think has totally fried and the other boots but black screens after a couple of minutes. My tape decks are also shot and wont even turn any more - so i have spares and repairs if anybody needs. Just let me know how much you both want for them.
thanks guys
emulation is only so good and i have 200+ original taped games i want to preserve, and play !

I am also looking for an 030@50mhz accelerator bourd with a heap of ram if anybody knocks one up let me know please.
cheers
PZ
ps I will come to Andy's may event also :)
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on January 12, 2009, 01:50:01 AM
Hiya Pub, was great to see you yesterday!

I've found the comics store now in Fallout 3, thanks for the tip!  ;D

Dave
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Post by: PubZombie on January 13, 2009, 06:17:15 PM
Hi guys and thanks for the greetings,
well its back to work with the post christmass blues for me. did loads of games research for two months before the holidays and now its time to turn it into lessons and essays. its a nasty shock. i have been at a local school for the last two weeks and the kids are running me ragged. but it shocks them to have a teacher who knows more about games than they do - ha.
Dave if you like the comics factory in Fallout keep an eye out for the Dunwhitch building - its near the bottom left cornere of the map somewhere east of Ten Penny towers. its a genuinely scary gaming moment and if you like Lovecraft stories you will love it. I love the Fallout games - they just keep on giving.
laters dudes
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on January 14, 2009, 09:18:57 PM
Welcome PubZombie :)
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Post by: sega_neptune on January 28, 2009, 09:21:43 PM
hey all, i was nomad-imp (one of teh original members on here) been away for quite a while in states and germany, where my laptop got nicked so i lost all data , re registed under this name - SEGA_NEPTUNE , if only it waS RELEASED
, im karl
i sell and collect retro games consoles
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Post by: AndyRCM on January 28, 2009, 09:23:38 PM
Hello mate! Wondered where you had got to! How are things?

Andy
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Post by: sega_neptune on January 28, 2009, 09:28:55 PM
im all good, oh my i changed my ebay its now sega_hunter
been very busy, putting a retro games room together in spare room, coming along nicely, also instead of using my xbxo running Bad ass emulator, im hooking up a PC unit to my 32 inch lcd downstairs and smacking it with loads of emus and roms, cant be done with the crappy xbox pad, so i can get some of them nes to usb convertors , + a genesis 1 and use teh real controllers. anyway how has the site been
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Post by: AndyRCM on January 28, 2009, 09:31:39 PM
It has been doing good - well - amazing really! As you can see a few more members . . . Almost 80 now!
Our Gaming event last November went very well (See posts on the forum somewhere!).
We have another event planned for the 31st May too!
All in all - very good!

Andy
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Post by: jdanddiet on February 03, 2009, 03:29:07 PM
I am jdanddiet aka Graeme from Essex.
I'm also on the RG, WG and WOS forums and am going to Byte Back  ;D
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Post by: AndyRCM on February 03, 2009, 03:33:08 PM
Nice one! Thanks for joining up - hope you enjoy your time on here! We are a friendly bunch so - anything we can help with please ask!
Be good to meet you at Byte Back - going to be a great event - games, drinks and some good friends - what more could one want?

Andy
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Post by: jdanddiet on February 03, 2009, 03:42:52 PM
Thanks for the welcome, I hope to make the 31st May as well.

Cheers
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Post by: Shockwave on February 03, 2009, 08:14:25 PM
Hello and welcome Graeme :)
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Post by: woody.cool on February 05, 2009, 06:43:19 PM
Welcome jdanddiet (aka Graham)

Glad you can join us :)
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on February 05, 2009, 07:11:00 PM
@ jdanddiet   

Welcome to the mad house ;D
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on February 05, 2009, 11:51:30 PM
Welcome JD and welcome back Nomad/Sega  ;D
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Post by: RetroRik on February 06, 2009, 06:04:29 PM
Hi im RIK.

I have been knocking about on Retro Gamer forum since 2005.

I went to CGEUK2004 and 2005, RetroNorth 2007, Fusion 08 and RCM 08.. Im going to Byte Back also.

Been into old computers since back in the late 70's.

I have a number of systems like 70's Pong game, Spectrum 48k, +, 128, Commodore 64, Commodore 128D, Amiga 600, Atari 2600, Intellevision, Nes, Snes, Master System, Megadrive and a couple others. All with loads of games.

Unfortunately dont play on them much as dont have time but just won't get rid of them. Its my childhood.!

Anyway, hi all.

RIK

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Post by: AndyRCM on February 06, 2009, 06:07:18 PM
Rik,
Nice to have you on here mate, I spoke to you towards the end of RCM'08. You said some nice things about the event both to my face and on the RG forums - thanks for that! You have a nice collection too! Very envious of the 128D - very nice machine! :)
We will have to chat again at Byte Back - I think that will be a good event!

Thanks again!

Andy
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Post by: RetroRik on February 06, 2009, 06:14:54 PM
Cheers Andy.

I was given the 128D by a family friend in Holland. It came with about 1000 5 1/4 inch Floppy disks full of games.

Unfortunately i have never got the floppy drive to work. :(

It can probably be fixed or replaced im sure.

I would gladly donate this machine ( with monitor ) and disks to the museum if you are interested.?

RIK
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Post by: AndyRCM on February 06, 2009, 06:19:51 PM
Rik,
Erm, what do I say to that? Do bears shit in woods? Of course we would absolutely love the machine! :)
Are you sure?

Andy
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Post by: RetroRik on February 06, 2009, 06:28:54 PM
Rik,
Erm, what do I say to that? Do bears shit in woods? Of course we would absolutely love the machine! :)
Are you sure?

Andy


Totally welcome to it mate. I could bring it to Byte Back if you want. It is a car boot full though with all the disks....
What do ya think?
RIK
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Post by: AndyRCM on February 06, 2009, 06:31:24 PM
Rik,
That would be fantastic - thanks for that - RCM will be there at ByteBack in full effect (several machines) - we will be taking two cars (at least).
:)
Andy

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Post by: RetroRik on February 06, 2009, 06:34:06 PM
No problem Andy.. We can talk about it nearer the time. :)

Really looking forward to Byte Back... Bringing my 17 year old son and his mate.. Gunna show them what real gaming is. ;D

See ya there...

RIK
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Post by: AndyRCM on February 06, 2009, 06:48:20 PM
:) I know what you mean - these new fangled consoles! I still prefer a good blast of Xenon II - megablast on the amiga!
or going back even further, sanxion or delta on the c64 etc and maybe a quick go of manic miner or jsw on the speccy!
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on February 06, 2009, 07:39:36 PM
Hi Rik, welcome to the forums  ;D
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Post by: woody.cool on February 06, 2009, 09:06:46 PM
No problem Andy.. We can talk about it nearer the time. :)

Really looking forward to Byte Back... Bringing my 17 year old son and his mate.. Gunna show them what real gaming is. ;D

See ya there...

RIK
Welcome to the RCM forum Rik.
Hope your son & mate have a good time at Byte Back (I'll see you all there)
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Post by: jimbob005 on February 06, 2009, 09:17:46 PM
welcome rik take a seat and make it like its your home .. welcome to the family

james
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Post by: RetroRik on February 08, 2009, 12:49:19 PM
Cheers guys...

Can't type much at the moment... I have a hangover... ;)

RIK
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Post by: AndyRCM on February 08, 2009, 12:52:40 PM
lol! Good night though? If it was a good night - gotta be worth it!
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Post by: RetroRik on February 08, 2009, 12:55:35 PM
Yes it was... Dam Weatherspoons and their 99p a pint or bottle..... >:( ;D

Very tricky trying not to slip over on the snow and ice when drunk....

RIK
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Post by: Goku on February 21, 2009, 11:30:31 AM
Dad What kind of computers are we going to do is it the computers I looked at on Friday




Julian
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Post by: AndyRCM on February 21, 2009, 11:33:22 AM
@Julian,
Yes mate - The Sam Coupe - we can plug it in and try out some games! ;)

Dad x
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Post by: 1200xl on March 01, 2009, 11:05:20 PM
Hello all, I'm Mike and I live in Leicestershire.
Found this site through Quagmire. I'm usually found over on the Atari Age forums as mimo.
My Atari collection is getting a bit out of hand at the moment ;D
NTSC Sears Heavy Sixer - s-video Mod
Pal Atari 2600 Heavy Sixer (soon to have an s-video mod)
Pal Atari 2600 Light Sixer
Pal Atari 2600 clone - 128 games built in
NTSC Sears Video Arcade II - it's a re-badged Atari 2800 (2600 in a shell that looks like a 7800), awaiting s-video mod
Atari Touch Me (a simon type hand held game)
NTSC Atari Flashback 2
NTSC Atari 5200, 2 port system with 4 port BIOS, S-video upgrade, boy I have a love hate affair with this thing, must be the most temperamental system ever!
NTSC Atari 7800, s-video mod
PAL Atari 7800 (two of them, one is a DevOS for dumping carts)
PAL Atari 400 (3 of these, one 16K, one 48K and a broken one that is going to have a mini ITX board at some point, the other 2 will have s-video upgrades at some point)
NTSC Atari 800 (waiting for the XL/XE compatible personality boards to be available)
PAL Atari 800XLs, five of these I think, various video mods and RAM upgrades
NTSC 1200XL - S-video mod, 32-in-1 OS mod, 512K SRAM mod (my pride and joy ;D)
PAL Atari 65XE- will be upgraded to 130XE spec at least
PAL Atari Jaguar - waiting for the Skunkboard to be available again
PAL Atari 520 STfm
PAL Atari 520 STe- was already upgraded to 1040 when I bought it, now has 4 meg RAM upgrade, waiting for the UltraSatan to be available.
Also several 1050 drives, 410,1010, XC12, SIO2PC, Atarimax Flashcarts,Multijoy 16 (a 16 player joystick interface for the Atari 8bit computers, Cuttle Cart 2 etc etc
As you can see I am a bit of a moder, and I have a few other projects waiting in the wings such as an Sdrive, Stereo POKEY etc etc etc

Also Have a mod chipped PSX,PS2,Xbox and Wii

Would like to branch out into the world of C=64 and Amiga at some point, and I am looking for a C= Monitor of some sort

Hope to be at the May meeting, and can bring some stuff along if there is any interest
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Post by: AndyRCM on March 01, 2009, 11:08:41 PM
Hello Mike,
Nice atari collection! Good to have you on here! Always useful to have a modder too! ;)

Andy

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Post by: 1200xl on March 01, 2009, 11:12:38 PM
Hello Mike,
Nice atari collection! Good to have you on here! Always useful to have a modder too! ;)

Andy



Thanks, looks like a nice active forum. Will be nice to talk to UK folk ;D
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Post by: AndyRCM on March 01, 2009, 11:15:49 PM
Well, considering we have only been online since July of last year - I feel it has become very busy very quickly - I can honestly say I am very proud of what we have accomplished over the last 8/9 months. The support from members has been amazing!

Sorry about that - just trying to say that everybody is welcome on here . . . the more the merrier! :)
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 01, 2009, 11:21:15 PM
Good to see you on here Mike :)
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Post by: 1200xl on March 01, 2009, 11:30:16 PM
Good to see you on here Mike :)
Thanks for the heads up, sure I am going to enjoy it here.

Oh I forgot to add on my list a dead XEGS and a PAL 600XL with 64K internal RAM upgrade and guess what............. an s-video mod ::)
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Post by: AndyRCM on March 01, 2009, 11:33:12 PM
I love the 800xl, just need to get a few more games for it.
I'm on the look out for dropzone by Archer Maclean.
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 01, 2009, 11:35:09 PM
I love the 800xl, just need to get a few more games for it.
I'm on the look out for dropzone by Archer Maclean.

one of the best on the system IMO :) I can't find it either :(
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on March 02, 2009, 08:15:09 AM
Hi Mike, welcome to RCM  ;D
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Post by: 1200xl on March 02, 2009, 09:44:23 AM
I love the 800xl, just need to get a few more games for it.
I'm on the look out for dropzone by Archer Maclean.

one of the best on the system IMO :) I can't find it either :(
I can put it onto a disc for you if you don't need an original
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Post by: AndyRCM on March 02, 2009, 10:05:21 AM
:( I don't have a disk drive for my atari yet?!?!? Bugger! A copy would be fine though!
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 02, 2009, 03:43:15 PM
I love the 800xl, just need to get a few more games for it.
I'm on the look out for dropzone by Archer Maclean.

one of the best on the system IMO :) I can't find it either :(
I can put it onto a disc for you if you don't need an original


That would be cool Mike :-)
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Post by: AndyRCM on March 03, 2009, 06:26:23 PM
Here here! Now that I have a DD for my atari (or will soon - ;) - I would love one!

Thanks Mike! (on both counts)
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Post by: AndyRCM on March 09, 2009, 12:29:24 PM
I wonder if any new members will be popping onto our forums - I hope so, considering how many people we spoke to at Byte Back - If you do come on here - please do introduce yourselves . . .  :P
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Post by: Rinoa on March 09, 2009, 12:47:51 PM
I'll be the first one then, Andy! :D

Hello all, thought I'd best join this forum (with a friendly nudge from Woody!) seeing as myself and my better half (Mark) just bought tickets for the event in May. We briefly spoke to a couple of you lovely people at Byte Back this weekend and really look forward to seeing you again in a few months :)

I'm usually found on the Retro Gamer forums under the same name. I'm a huge NES fan, but been broadening my horizons recently by picking up an Amiga 1200, Amstrad GX4000 and an Atari ST.
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Post by: AndyRCM on March 09, 2009, 12:53:32 PM
Nice one! ;) Good to have you onboard Rinoa!
It will be good to see you again in May! It looks to be a good event! Probably (definately) not as big as Byte Back but good friendly fun anyway!  :'(

Andy
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on March 09, 2009, 01:21:57 PM
Welcome to RCM Rinoa!  ;D
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 09, 2009, 01:30:33 PM
Welcome Rinoa, I'm partial to a bit of NES/Famicom too, great machine.

hope you enjoy the forum :)
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Post by: woody.cool on March 09, 2009, 07:58:25 PM
Hello all, thought I'd best join this forum (with a friendly nudge from Woody!)
Well, just doing my bit!

Welcome to RCM, look forward to seeing you at the event in May
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Post by: AndyRCM on March 09, 2009, 09:17:12 PM
Thanks Woody!  :P
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Post by: woody.cool on March 09, 2009, 09:24:26 PM
Thanks Woody!  :P
Well, I did say that I'd see if I could get gain some more interest ;)
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Post by: AndyRCM on March 09, 2009, 09:28:59 PM
That you did mate - very much appreciated! ;) It would be superb to have 100 members by the open day!  ;D
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Post by: muguk on March 09, 2009, 09:35:03 PM
That you did mate - very much appreciated! ;) It would be superb to have 100 members by the open day!  ;D

So long as we're all not wearing our RCM t-shirts on that day .. it'll look more of a cult than that pub down the road :)
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Post by: woody.cool on March 09, 2009, 09:36:53 PM
That you did mate - very much appreciated! ;) It would be superb to have 100 members by the open day!  ;D
Sure would.

If I believe in something, I'll do what I can to help .......... so being as I believe in RCM (& you) ...... well, you get the picture!
That you did mate - very much appreciated! ;) It would be superb to have 100 members by the open day!  ;D

So long as we're all not wearing our RCM t-shirts on that day .. it'll look more of a cult than that pub down the road :)
I thought it was a culy ???
lololololol
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Post by: AndyRCM on March 09, 2009, 09:39:02 PM
@Woody - Yeah! I know what you mean . Appreciated mate! Very much . . .

@MugUK - We will ALL go down and scare them . . . your all my wives now . . . ;)
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Post by: woody.cool on March 10, 2009, 11:33:41 AM
. . . your all my wives now . . . ;)

This sounds rather like it is a cult :D
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on March 10, 2009, 11:46:50 AM
The cult of Retrology  8)

Just need to recruit some famous actors now.
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Post by: AndyRCM on March 10, 2009, 11:55:28 AM
Dave,
you might have something there . . . sounds good and scary at the same time?!?!?!
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on March 10, 2009, 12:11:38 PM
Pay me £10,000.00 and you can reach the next level, by the third level you gain knowledge and access to rare Retro systems.  ;)
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Post by: AndyRCM on March 12, 2009, 10:36:43 AM
I see we have more new members . . . please do tell us about yourselves on here . . .
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Post by: Blackpanther on March 14, 2009, 11:06:31 PM
Hi everyone, I'm mark and I'm 25 years old, I've been playing video games since around 1987. I'm a big fan of the super nintendo but enjoy playing all consoles. Myself and rinoa have approx 30 consoles between us and enjoy playing games on a daily basis. We both recently attended byte back where we met some great people (like woody) and also purchased tickets to the rcm event in may which we are both looking forward to.
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 14, 2009, 11:11:22 PM
Hi Mark and welcome to the forum :)
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Post by: AndyRCM on March 14, 2009, 11:31:39 PM
Welcome Mark and looking forward to seeing you in May! ;)
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Post by: woody.cool on March 15, 2009, 08:06:41 AM
Hi everyone, I'm mark and I'm 25 years old, I've been playing video games since around 1987. I'm a big fan of the super nintendo but enjoy playing all consoles. Myself and rinoa have approx 30 consoles between us and enjoy playing games on a daily basis. We both recently attended byte back where we met some great people (like woody) and also purchased tickets to the rcm event in may which we are both looking forward to.
Hi Mark/Blackpanther.
Good to meet you & Rinoa @ Byte Back.
Looking forward to seeing you in May.

30 consoles? You're nearly as bad as me! :o
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Post by: billdooruk on March 15, 2009, 11:02:17 AM
Welcome both.
I have about 30 systems too, must be a common number!
I don't think i met you at Byte Back, sure i will in May.
Karl
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on March 15, 2009, 03:22:11 PM
Welcome both, like Billdoor I think I missed you at Byte-Back so look forward to meeting in May  ;D
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Post by: flicky on March 15, 2009, 03:44:27 PM
Hi everyone

I just signed up, having met some of you at Byte Back last week. I was selling some games at the event (I think Andy bought a job lot of Amstrad items from me!) I had the stall next to Steve (BigManGames) in the area between where they were serving food and the bar.

I'm into all sorts of retro systems, check my website to get an idea of what I collect. I'm especially into Colecovision, MSX and Vectrex.

I'm planning to come to the RCM event at the end of May and will load up my car with some of my extras to donate to the museum :)

Right, now to have a look around the site... hope to chat to you soon.

Cheers
Jon
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Post by: AndyRCM on March 15, 2009, 03:47:06 PM
It was good to meet you at Byte Back Jon, You certainly had some nice stuff for sale too! It did look like I had the Amstrad stuff but I actually got it for Jimbob . . . I owed him some money so I paid for it! ;)

Andy
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Post by: tte on March 15, 2009, 04:59:05 PM
hi there,

My name is Jools, from Birmingham the reason Ive joined is because Im in the midst of of having a sort out and have some oddments that I dont want,, mainly books and games and a couple of pieces of hardware, not complete, not sure about whether they work either!! Was going to give them to charity or throw them but would be nice if they where of use to someone in some way, not asking much infact will give some stuff away as incomplete not sure of condition,,  stuff is cassette games atari, books for commodore vic20, plus4, bbcB and PET,  some old atari page6 mags,, 2 data cassettes for atari and one for commodore vic 20,, a atari 600xl and 65xe ,, No leads or power supplys  and there might be a few other things not finished sorting them out yet. ;D

This site is fascinating,, have enjoyed looking at stuff about the old computers and seeing them again brings back good memories, will post more later when finished sorting stuff out, anyway nice to meet you all :)
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Post by: billdooruk on March 15, 2009, 05:08:17 PM
Hi Jools.

On behalf of everyone here...Welcome.

If you do want to give anything to RCM....We welcome all as I'm sure others will confirm.

I am able to collect from you as I work in Oldbury but stop 3 night a week on Birmingham.

Glad you found us....Enjoy  :D

Karl
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Post by: AndyRCM on March 15, 2009, 05:09:06 PM
Good to have you on here Jools, a new member is always good to have - be interesting to see what you have too.
Please do let us know what you have - some of the systems we might not even have in our collection ;)

Andy

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Post by: tte on March 15, 2009, 05:25:46 PM
Thanks for the welcomes, Will post later in week when finished sorting out, Im happy to hear you could collect Karl as I dont have anyway of getting the stuff to you mainly due to health problems and not driving. I think the idea of a museum is brillant, I found another site that was doing a similar thing and they hire stuff out to Tv companys and things. Be sad to loose all the old stuff its good people are doing what you are! anyway more later  :)
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Post by: spookt on March 16, 2009, 03:27:02 PM
Hi Folks

I'm Paul from Darlington in the North East. I'm an Atari 8 bit nut. I have a loft and home office stuffed full of Atari stuff (or all that eBay tat as my wife calls it ;-) ) In my time I've owned of used a huge amount of stuff now considered retro computing. Oh and I've got a number of Amigas dotted around too - but I don't get much time for them at the moment.

I usually hang out over at Atari Age and I know one of the other members here (1200XL) from there. It's nice to see so many folks here in the UK keeping the retro dream alive!
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Post by: AndyRCM on March 16, 2009, 03:30:36 PM
It is great to have you on here Paul, always good to have Atari nuts on here - especially ones that like Amiga's too! lol!

I hope you enjoy your stay . . . :)

Andy
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 16, 2009, 03:44:47 PM
Welcome Paul, I'm also an Atari nut (8bit) and I too have a few Amigas, great choice of systems ;D
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Post by: AndyRCM on March 16, 2009, 03:46:58 PM
Funny isnt it - Im just a nut!  :P
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 16, 2009, 03:51:27 PM
Funny isnt it - Im just a nut!  :P

(Little Britain voice) Yeah I know :P
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Post by: The Twins on March 16, 2009, 04:04:17 PM
I must be nuts too, as I live with the nut!!

 ;D
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Post by: billdooruk on March 16, 2009, 06:30:11 PM
Let's stop this now.....It's driving me nuts!!!  ;D
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Post by: Rinoa on March 18, 2009, 12:07:11 PM
I just signed up, having met some of you at Byte Back last week. I was selling some games at the event (I think Andy bought a job lot of Amstrad items from me!) I had the stall next to Steve (BigManGames) in the area between where they were serving food and the bar.

Hey Jon, I'm pretty sure it was your stand I bought that great big NES mat from ;D
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Post by: AndyRCM on March 18, 2009, 03:23:58 PM
Nes mat? I think I met him once . . . ;)  :P  :'(
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Post by: StarshipUK on March 18, 2009, 06:33:59 PM
My name is Steve and I am known on most forums as StarshipUK (reference to my favorite band Jefferson Starship and living in the UK!)

I have always been interested in the C64 Music Scene, and more recently into retro gaming and particularly the systems I owned in the past (Atari 2600, Commodore Plus 4 and Commodore 64).

I own about 9 or 10 PC's (only 4 are used for retro gaming/emulation), a Sega Mushikin Mini Mame Cabinet, PS1, PS2, PS3, Xbox360, Wii, 3 Sega Saturns, Commodore 116, Commodore 16, Commodore Plus 4, Amstrad CPC 464, Atari 2600, Commodore Vic 20, 2 Commodore 64's, SX64 and perhaps a few others I have forgotten - I must make a proper list one day!

I think I must spend more time with my emulation PC's downloading updates and getting the emulators to work properly, than playing games on them. I just got Daphne working and I am Just currently configuring everything to run through Maximus Arcade.

I enjoy unusual and slightly different setups the most. E.g. Shredz64 (Guitar Hero Clone on the C64) and I have managed to get the two player system link working using two sega saturns, two TVs and the Japanese Version of Daytona USA Circuit Edition (which is the only one which support the system link), and also the NIA Nueral Interface Games Controller on the PC.

The latest additions to my small collection have been the BBC B I got in the Byte Back auction and a Phillips Videopac G7000 that I have not even tried yet...

The game I have been playing the most recently has been Burnout Paradise on the XBox 360. Not retro, but very enjoyable online!

There are two systems I do not yet own, but would like to and will be keeping an eye open at the car boot sales this year: a Vectrex and a Virtual Boy.

I am also one of the team members for Retrovision, which is held once a year in Oxford, but I have recently been attending more events and taking a few bits along with me.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on March 18, 2009, 06:37:33 PM
Hello Steve,
It was good to meet you at Byte Back, and your Commodore 116 was superb mate! :) Also with your C128D running shredz . . . superb!
You definately have some nice kit there too . . . SX64 :)
We have a vectrex at RCM and it will be on display in May! :)

See you in May! :)

and see you next year at Retrovision! :)
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Post by: woody.cool on March 18, 2009, 06:42:16 PM
Hi StarshipUK

I was impressed with the C128D running Shredz.
Look forward to seeing you & some decent kit at RCM

btw. I love the C116 .... it's an awesome machine.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: StarshipUK on March 18, 2009, 07:07:14 PM
Thanks. I am sure there is a fault with that C128D though... it crashed quite a lot and I will have to do a bit more testing using it. The problem with old computers is that they keep breaking... Although the newer ones (XBOX 360 RROD...) are not much better it seems. I also have three broken X-Arcade Sticks here, that I need to find someone who can fix them.

Merman (Author of The Commodore 64 Book) currently has the Shredz64 Disks and PSX64 Device and is currently trying to add some new SID tunes to the game (HUBBARD!).

The SX64 was a bargain "buy it now" on EBay - there have been a few on Ebay recently, but they have been going for stupidly high amounts. I think I collected my one from Kent. I remember driving home and then thinking I forgot to pick the keyboard up, then realising that the keyboard is part of the unit, lol. I was suprised not to see a SX64 at byteback. Perhaps I could bring the SX64 along to the RCM event, if there is room (and it still works...)?

For those of you after a C116 they appear on Germans Ebay every so often. There is one on there now which ends in less than a day and the bidding is only up to around £2.32 so far:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=180336266643
Expect postage to cost around £5 to £10 from Germany. Still, it is worth it for such a cute machine! They also use a standard Commodore 16 Power Supply, and non standard every thing else of course!
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Post by: woody.cool on March 18, 2009, 07:16:28 PM
Thanks. I am sure there is a fault with that C128D though... it crashed quite a lot and I will have to do a bit more testing using it.
My Amiga CDTV kept crashing at regular intervals during Byte Back :(

For those of you after a C116 they appear on Germans Ebay every so often. There is one on there now which ends in less than a day and the bidding is only up to around £2.32 so far:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=180336266643
Expect postage to cost around £5 to £10 from Germany. Still, it is worth it for such a cute machine! They also use a standard Commodore 16 Power Supply, and non standard every thing else of course!
Nice!
I'm severely tempted :D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: StarshipUK on March 18, 2009, 07:25:04 PM
For those of you after a C116 they appear on Germans Ebay every so often. There is one on there now which ends in less than a day and the bidding is only up to around £2.32 so far:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=180336266643
Expect postage to cost around £5 to £10 from Germany. Still, it is worth it for such a cute machine! They also use a standard Commodore 16 Power Supply, and non standard every thing else of course!
Nice!
I'm severely tempted :D

If your bidding on Ebay is anything like your bidding at the byte back auction for those games, then no one else stands a chance of winning it :D

I notice it says shipping to Germany only, but I would ignore that... Well I did for the one I got off EBay and they still sent it to me ;)

I use this website for winning EBay auctions: http://www.ezsniper.com/
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on March 19, 2009, 02:37:34 PM
Welcome StarshipUK.

Like the others I was impressed with your setup at Byteback :)

Hmmmm a C116 ..... tempting ......  ;D
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Post by: flicky on March 19, 2009, 11:13:41 PM
I just signed up, having met some of you at Byte Back last week. I was selling some games at the event (I think Andy bought a job lot of Amstrad items from me!) I had the stall next to Steve (BigManGames) in the area between where they were serving food and the bar.

Hey Jon, I'm pretty sure it was your stand I bought that great big NES mat from ;D

Yep, that was me - have you had any luck finding cartridges to use with the mat?

Cheers
Jon
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Post by: Rinoa on March 19, 2009, 11:34:34 PM
I've found there's 2 PAL games that are compatible with the power pad, just trying to track them down on eBay now!
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Post by: flicky on March 19, 2009, 11:43:14 PM
Out of interest, what are the PAL titles? I always wondered if someone had ever made anything like Dancing Stage for the mat.
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Post by: Rinoa on March 19, 2009, 11:50:33 PM
Athletic World and Stadium Events were the PAL games.

I think the closest game to Dancing Stage on the NES is Dance Aerobics which was released in Japan & America:

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

Who needs DDR when you have a NES! ;D
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Post by: flicky on March 19, 2009, 11:56:37 PM
Hehe, now we know where they got the idea for Wii Fit :)
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Post by: woody.cool on March 20, 2009, 12:03:39 AM
Athletic World and Stadium Events were the PAL games.

I think the closest game to Dancing Stage on the NES is Dance Aerobics which was released in Japan & America:

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

Who needs DDR when you have a NES! ;D
LMAO ;D
That's funny!
I can't believe I've never seen that.
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Post by: Nutts on March 20, 2009, 09:03:20 PM
Hello - I'm happy to be number 97 on this board, more power to its elbow. I'm Andy, I live in Surrey together with my wife, 4-year-old son, bump-to-be, and a large number of items of dusty electronics. I've been in love with games and games hardware since I clapped eyes on a Boot Hill coin-op in an outward-bounds course - I was rubbish at it, beaten by all comers, had to come back late when nobody was around. I remember it towering over me, so I must've been pretty young - probably 12 or so.

Now I content myself with a couple of coin-ops, a bunch of JAMMA boards, a couple of pinballs, and a lot of old computers, consoles, carts (including a certain one of Mr Spencer's), discs, tapes, microdrives and the usual old gubbins. I long for an Atari 810 disk drive and a Neo Geo AES. My son joins me for the odd retro game - he likes Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, the Twilight Zone pin, and he's fascinated with Defender but he doesn't get the controls yet. His favourite thing is Lego Star Wars though (previously Lego Batman, until we 100%-ed it), which we play together... most days  ;)

I've spent my professional life either writing about, designing, developing or producing games, and I spend some of my spare time as part of the Bafta video games committee trying to make video games more accepted as an art form and as wholesome entertainment. Any spare time remaining goes into writing my book, about the history of UK computer games development between 1980 and 1987. Finally, last night I interviewed Nolan Bushnell on stage, a hero of mine (maybe many people of a certain age?) and turned out to be a lovely, humble guy... and then I contrived to beat him at a game of VCS Combat in front of a crowd - accidentally, I might add. I'll post up the link to the video when they've edited it. All the best, hope to contribute here often. Sorry for the long post. It's late, and I'm waiting for the programmers to fix a hang before we submit a milestone...
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on March 20, 2009, 09:06:07 PM
I really do wish that I was that Andrew Spencer . . . :( I love his games too . . .
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Post by: Nutts on March 20, 2009, 09:54:43 PM
I really do wish that I was that Andrew Spencer . . . :( I love his games too . . .

Sorry!
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Post by: AndyRCM on March 20, 2009, 09:55:59 PM
No problem mate - you are not the first one to think it . . . :)
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Post by: AndyRCM on March 20, 2009, 09:56:52 PM
I hope you and all of our new (and old) members enjoy the site - any questions or comments please do ask me/us??!?!?!?

Andy
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Post by: megadrivemania on March 25, 2009, 10:23:16 PM
Hi to all -
Just been introduced to site and forum by the one and only

Billdooruk

having just dealt with him on ebay and donating a few odds and sods to the RCM cause.

Started off with a speccy +2 in my family,through megadrive and snes up to ps2 and wii today.

Dont have much to do with modern consoles,my collection mainly revolving around megadrive and gamecube - megadrive is the primary console in my games room.

in the middle of a megadrive mod in an unusual case that i hope to unveil soon.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on March 25, 2009, 10:26:04 PM
Good to have you on these forums.
I hope you enjoy yourself on here - we strive to keep it friendly! ;)

Andy
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Post by: megadrivemania on March 25, 2009, 10:33:04 PM
well , if i can help in any way with the r.c.m i will try.

really hope the donated grandstand and speccy games are useful.i wud rather donate to a cause that may use them than throw them away.

as for mr billdooruk (really must try to remember your name - forgot in all the chat and box moving!), i will let you know if i can still lay my hands on the snes for you.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on March 25, 2009, 10:34:46 PM
Thanks for the donations! Karl phoned me earlier to tell me! ;)

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: megadrivemania on March 25, 2009, 10:36:39 PM
yep thats him - doh!
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Post by: 1200xl on March 25, 2009, 11:57:51 PM
Hello - I'm happy to be number 97 on this board, more power to its elbow. I'm Andy, I live in Surrey together with my wife, 4-year-old son, bump-to-be, and a large number of items of dusty electronics. I've been in love with games and games hardware since I clapped eyes on a Boot Hill coin-op in an outward-bounds course - I was rubbish at it, beaten by all comers, had to come back late when nobody was around. I remember it towering over me, so I must've been pretty young - probably 12 or so.

Now I content myself with a couple of coin-ops, a bunch of JAMMA boards, a couple of pinballs, and a lot of old computers, consoles, carts (including a certain one of Mr Spencer's), discs, tapes, microdrives and the usual old gubbins. I long for an Atari 810 disk drive and a Neo Geo AES. My son joins me for the odd retro game - he likes Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, the Twilight Zone pin, and he's fascinated with Defender but he doesn't get the controls yet. His favourite thing is Lego Star Wars though (previously Lego Batman, until we 100%-ed it), which we play together... most days  ;)

I've spent my professional life either writing about, designing, developing or producing games, and I spend some of my spare time as part of the Bafta video games committee trying to make video games more accepted as an art form and as wholesome entertainment. Any spare time remaining goes into writing my book, about the history of UK computer games development between 1980 and 1987. Finally, last night I interviewed Nolan Bushnell on stage, a hero of mine (maybe many people of a certain age?) and turned out to be a lovely, humble guy... and then I contrived to beat him at a game of VCS Combat in front of a crowd - accidentally, I might add. I'll post up the link to the video when they've edited it. All the best, hope to contribute here often. Sorry for the long post. It's late, and I'm waiting for the programmers to fix a hang before we submit a milestone...
Look forward to seeing your interview with Mr Bushnell. I too would like to get hold of an 810 at a non silly price :(
Welcome aboard
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Post by: billdooruk on March 26, 2009, 07:30:09 AM
yep thats him - doh!

Well....It's nice to be remembered!!!

Welcome on board and thanks again for the extra stuff....I'll get to go through it at the weekend.


Andy

I'll try to get down to storage on sunday, even if to drop off this.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on March 26, 2009, 05:52:17 PM
Nice one Karl, be good to see you again! ;)
Looks like Quagmire and Dave might make an appearance too!
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Post by: billdooruk on March 26, 2009, 08:20:51 PM
Do they know what they are letting themselves in for?

Don't forget dustpan & mop  ???
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on March 26, 2009, 11:08:39 PM
Hi Megadrivemania!

Welcome to RCM.  ;D

Karl - shall I bring the jetwash?  :o
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 27, 2009, 04:40:18 PM
Nice one Karl, be good to see you again! ;)
Looks like Quagmire and Dave might make an appearance too!


Might, I'm having a bit of beetle trouble at the minute!! :-[
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on March 27, 2009, 05:51:46 PM
Don't worry I can do loads by myself anyway, i.e. plug a c64 or speccy in and have a play! lol!
Not really - I can sort loads out . . . ;)
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Post by: imnogeek on April 01, 2009, 07:47:16 PM
A good day to all of you, my name is Gary, some of you may be familiar with me from Amibay or may have noticed a long haired chap wandering around ByteBack last month  :)
I live just a few miles away from Swannington so have just bought a ticket for the open day in May and look forward to seeing some of you there.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on April 01, 2009, 07:48:31 PM
Welcome Gary! Good to have you on here! See you in May and look forward to seeing your posts on here too!

Andy
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on April 01, 2009, 08:10:32 PM
Welcome Gary, see you in May  ;D
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 01, 2009, 10:37:40 PM
Welcome Gary, I'll see you in May too :)
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Post by: Dave_Jones on April 03, 2009, 07:38:47 PM
Hello all, I'm Dave Jones, proud owner (until recently) of three C64s and assorted peripherals and games.  I have absolutely no recollection as to how I found out about RCM, but I'm glad I did.  Fingers crossed, I should be able to make it to the next Open Day.

Dave
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on April 03, 2009, 07:39:57 PM
Dave, good to have you on the forums - make yourself most welcome!

Andy
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on April 03, 2009, 08:50:28 PM
Hi Dave, welcome to RCM :)

Dave  ;D
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Post by: AndyRCM on April 03, 2009, 08:56:50 PM
Hello Dave(s) - your all my wives for definate now! ;)
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Post by: billdooruk on April 03, 2009, 09:45:10 PM
Welcome Dave (another one  ;D)

Glad I'm not called Dave after Andy's last comment!!!
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 03, 2009, 09:47:00 PM
Welcome Dave :)

Hello Dave(s) - your all my wives for definate now! ;)

I may have to change my name to Dave now, Giggity Giggity ;D
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Post by: Panther on April 14, 2009, 08:21:13 AM
Hi from a newbie, my name is Stuart, and I'm from Walsall in the West Midlands, work in Coventry. 42 years old, grew up with a zx81, then a speccy, moved onto Amiga, before finally getting a PC.

New to this forum, but not new to the retro scene, been a collector for a couple of years and have amassed the following machines over time, always looking at expanding further  ;D

Acorn               Atom
Acorn               Electron
Acorn               BBC Model B + disk drive
Acorn               A3000
Amstrad             CPC 464 + floppy drive
Amstrad             NC100
Apple               iie + twin disk drives and monchrome monitor
Atari                400
Atari                800
Atari                800XL + disk drive
Atari                520STFM
Camputers          Lynx
CGL (Sord)          M5
Commodore      Vic-20
Commodore      C64
Commodore      Pet 8096-SK + twin disk drive
Commodore      Amiga A500
Commodore      Amiga A1200
Dragon              32
EACA                Colour Genie
Epson               HX-20 + expansion unit
Mattel               Aquarius
Memotech       MTX512
Oric                 1
Oric                 Atmos
Sharp                MZ-80A
Sinclair                ZX80
Sinclair                ZX81
Sinclair                ZX Spectrum + interface 1 & 2 and several microdrives
Sinclair                Spectrum+
Sinclair                Spectrum+128
Sinclair                Spectrum +2
Sinclair                Spectrum +3
Sinclair                QL
Tatung                Einstein
Texas Instruments   TI-99
Timex                1000
Tandy                TRS-80
Toshiba                MSX

I've also got the following consoles

Atari                2600
Microsoft                Xbox
Sega                Master System
Sega                Mega Drive
Sega                Dreamcast
Nintendo                SNES
Nintendo                Wii
Sony                PS1
Sony                PS2
Radofin               1292
Philips               G7000
Panasonic            3DO
Atari               Jaguar
Mattel               Intellivision
MB               Vectrex
Interton               VC4000

I found the RCM purely by accident whilst surfing google, and trying to find out whether there were any retro computer shows in the UK, so I may well be at the open day in May  :D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on April 14, 2009, 08:45:53 AM
Nice one! You certainly have some nice kit! Welcome on board mate - if you need anything please shout! ;)

Andy
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on April 14, 2009, 10:29:22 AM
Hi Panther & welcome to RCM  ;D

An impressive collection you have there!  :o
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on April 14, 2009, 10:53:38 AM
Does anyone know anyone else that repairs these retro machines ? My color genie does not appear to work, even though the power LED lights up, I can't get an output  :(
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Post by: AndyT on April 14, 2009, 10:59:19 AM
Sord M5 - Nice!  ;D I see you are a fellow Einstein owner too.
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Post by: AndyRCM on April 14, 2009, 11:17:22 AM
I know a little about a few of the machines and it is a service RCM will be offering in the very near future. I must admit though I don't know a lot about Color Genie's though?
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on April 14, 2009, 11:24:46 AM
Sord M5 is still boxed and seems to be pretty rare, thankfully it's in full working order  ;D

As for the color genie, that's boxed as well, but the case has discoloured (yellowed) over time, could always bring it along to the open day if your interested Andy  :P
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on April 14, 2009, 11:30:07 AM
Yes mate - that would be superb! ;)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on April 14, 2009, 11:33:49 AM
If you want any others bringing let me know  ;D

Waiting to hear off two mates if they are coming, and then I can order some tickets !!  :D
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Post by: Phu on April 15, 2009, 01:35:20 PM
I supposed I should make my mark in the official manner...

Hi, I'm Richard, I'm down in Portsmouth and there are far too many keyboards in my house.

I have an Acorn Econet of 4 machines (2 Model Bs, 1 Master 128 and an A3020 Fileserver). The Clock Box, terminators, cables and T-pieces are all home-made :)

The Master 128 has a 3Mhz 65C02 Turbo Co-Processor fitted, as well as a 180Mb IDE Hard drive and Music 500 Synthesizer.

I also have a home-made ZX Spectrum 48K, an Acorn Electron, an A4000 Archimedes, an A3000 (with no PSU), Risc PC 700, Commodore Amiga A500+ (standard issue), Sega Master System, Sega Megadrive, Super Nintendo, Game Boy.

My more peculiar systems include two SGI Indys with 200 and 250Mhz MIPS R4600 CPUs, A 64-bit MIPSEL 1U Rackmount Cobalt RaQ 2, Sun SparcStation 2, Sun SparcStation IPX, 2 Mac LC475s, a Mac Performa 6330.

My "regular" systems are a G4 Mac tower, two PCs (one Win XP, One Ubuntu Linux), and a P166 DOS Box.

I have a fascination with old systems and the electronics thereof. I have plans to build a 128K ZX Spectrum laptop from scratch, an Acorn Atom (eventually) and an ethernet interface for the BBC Micro.

I can offer to repair ill systems as long as people are willing to pay postage and wait until I have some spare time. My specialties are Acorn systems and ZX 80/81/Spectrums.

I'll also bringing *stuff* to the open day on May 31st :)

Cheers

-- Richard
 
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on April 15, 2009, 01:51:22 PM
Richard,
I will be asking you to look a couple of bits for me too - time permitting of course ;)
Good to have you on here (as I have said before!)

Andy
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on April 15, 2009, 01:56:31 PM
Welcome Phu.

I haven't seen any SGI setups for a long time.  ;D
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Post by: SimonDH on April 18, 2009, 06:38:29 PM
Hi everyone,

I'm Simon, and I'm currently based in Shropshire.

I've been interested in computers (coding and gaming) since 1983 and still have a handful of my old legacy systems, namely:

Sinclair ZX Spectrum 16k (currently feeling a bit poorly!)
Acorn Electron
Commodore 64c/1541c
Amiga 500

I've not had chance to set up the two Commodores yet so no idea if they're still working - I retired them both in the mid-nineties! I work in IT so my current kit is all PC/Windows based - although I don't code much now.

 :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on April 18, 2009, 06:40:17 PM
Welcome Simon, good to have you on here!
Be good to finally meet you too! ;)

Andy
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Post by: SimonDH on April 18, 2009, 06:43:05 PM
Cheers Andy,

I must get around to clearing some desk space so I can set up the '64.

I used to do all kinds of desktop publishing, artwork and music on that machine!
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: woody.cool on April 18, 2009, 07:24:17 PM
Welcome to the forum SimonDH

Sinclair ZX Spectrum 16k (currently feeling a bit poorly!)

Mine was feeling a bit ill, until recently. I managed to get the ULA chip replaced :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on April 18, 2009, 07:31:48 PM
Hi Simon and welcome to RCM  ;D
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Post by: gary clark on April 26, 2009, 01:04:22 PM
hi im gary from southend.i love all things retro.i frrst owned an atari 2600.then a speccy,then a cbm 64.i will be at the rcm show on 31st may.i will be the slightly balding bloke in the freddie mercury t shirt...see you all there.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on April 26, 2009, 06:28:40 PM
Hello Gary, been talking to you for a while on facebook so I know who you are! Looking forward to meeting you in person! Nice one! ;)

Andy
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Post by: muguk on April 26, 2009, 08:10:23 PM
Aha .. so that's where the FB add came from :)  Welcome aboard Gary.
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Post by: billdooruk on April 26, 2009, 10:13:43 PM
Another welcome from me....

See you at the event.  :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on April 27, 2009, 12:18:18 AM
Hi Gary, great to see you, will be good to meet at the event in May  ;D
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Post by: stiggy2009 on April 27, 2009, 07:48:44 PM
Hi I'm Steve from Nottingham. I'm an IT Technician with a passion for all things tech especially classic systems and games.

My first console owned was a Binatone TV Master 4 and my first computer was a Commodore Plus 4.

From there I went to a Commodore 64, A500, A1200 and a variety of consoles from Atari 2600, NES, Master System, Snes, PS1, Dreamcast before jumping ship from Amiga's to PC's, starting with a 386 sx. (X-wing was to blame!).

I've never owned a Spectrum up until now (+2, and QL)

A selection of my favorite games are -   

Stunt Car Racer - Amiga
Flashback - Amiga
Prince of Persia - PC
Double Dragon - Arcade/Mame
Pilot Wings - Snes
Exploding Fist/IK+ - C64/Amiga
Californian Games - C64
Leaderboard - C64
Wonderboy - Arcade/Mame
Starwars - Arcade/Mame
Sega Daytona - Arcade
Target Renegade - Spectrum

I'm currently working on my first Mame arcade conversion after picking up a cheap Phoenix cab on eBay. Once finished, the next project is a NES PC. My wife says i have far to many PC's in the house and the arcade machine has to stay in the garage. So......I'm hoping, by putting a pot plant on top will disguise it enough to sneak into my study :-)

I'm also an avid photographer and will probably will be spotted at the opening day with Quickshot II in one hand and my EOS in the other. I always wanted to see a Vectrex in action so i'm hoping one is setup.

Look forward to speaking with you all.

Kind regards

Steve



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Post by: AndyRCM on April 27, 2009, 08:04:49 PM
Welcome Steve, yes, there will be a vectrex around on the open day ;)

Andy
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on April 27, 2009, 08:07:33 PM
Welcome Stiggy  ;D

Good choice of games  8)

See you at the event!
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 27, 2009, 09:51:39 PM
Welcome Gary & Stiggy  :)
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Post by: billdooruk on April 28, 2009, 01:01:21 PM
Welcome along Stiggy  ;D
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Post by: Womble on May 07, 2009, 12:27:04 PM
Gday everyone, I am Womble, 32 years old, work as a network systems consultant, originally from Cambridge but made the mistake of coming to Australia for a holiday in 2001, and never really made it back to blighty. I now live in Melbourne in the sunny state of Victoria with Mrs Womble and a spare room that is an Aladins cave of retro goodness.

Am a huge retro fan, I love the old hardware (mainly coz it is just about simple enough that I can feign an understanding of how it works), but I especially love fixing old hardware, Spectrums, C64s, STs, Amigas etc etc but mainly the 8 bitters. Alas there isn't much of a retro scene in Oz, the speccy never made it down here, the C64 was king for a while but that's about it. I did live in NZ for a couple of years recently and ironically the Spectrum was very popular there, odd seeing as it is even further away from the UK.

Anyway - my retro collection currently stands at...

Spectrum 48K (2or 3)
Spectrum 128K
Spectrum +2
C64 and restored monitor
Oric 1
Oric Atmos
Atari 520 STM
Atari 520 STFM
Atari 1040 STFM
Atari 520 STE
Atari 4090 STE
Atari Falcon 14Mb (HDD was dead so now has a CF card fitted internally)
Acorn 3000
Acorn 3010
Acorn 3020
Yamaha C5XM "MSX Music Computer" with homebrew additional RAMpak (I made it from scrap arcade boards  ;D )
--> Actually found the original music keyboard to go with this in my local Cash Converters for 4 quid, it must have been there for years)
Enterprise 64 (haven't actually every plugged this in yet, to my shame )

Additional stuff

Speccy Interface 1
Speccy Interface 2 (2 ROM games so far Jetpack and umm I forget)
Speccy Thompson RGB interface - crystal clear gfx through this puppy.
Speccy Microdrive

Atari STM124 monochrome monitor x2 (cant give these away nowadays)
Atari SC1224 colour monitor
Atari Megafile 30 HDD (actually boxed)
Umm thats about it.

To be honest my real love these days is repairing faulty arcade machine PCBs, ie the game boards that ran the old arcade boards, I have no interest in MAME machines - far too easy and there is no tasty hardware to play with.

Currently have 2 JAMMA arcade machines, one horizontal and one vertical screen.

Game circuit boards I actually own rather than faulty ones I have in my Q for other folk are

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Moonwalker
Golden Axe
Golden Axe II - The Revenge of DeathAdder
E-Swat
Bubble Bobble
1943
Armidar
Black Tiger
Galaxians
Galaga
Midnight Resistance
Ikari Warriors III - The Rescue
New Zealand Story
Psycho Soldier
Bombjack
Magic Sword
Tumblepop
Gauntlet
NeoGeo 1 Slot board - Puzzle Bobble Cart - Mrs Womble loves that.

I actually have a fair few articles I wrote for an old forum that Panther (another member on here) and I used to loiter in, it recently died tho. So my articles are effectively homeless, I did bung a few up on a blog I mostly ignore. Mainly coz the World of Spectrum folk emailed me asking where my "how to modify a spectrum to give composite video out in 10 minutes flat" article had gone. Am happy to re-home them here if there is interest.
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Post by: AndyRCM on May 07, 2009, 12:30:41 PM
Welcome Womble! ;)
Good to have you on here mate - You can post anything (within reason !) that you want here.
I would be only to happy with any technical info that you can give us too!

Andy
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Post by: billdooruk on May 07, 2009, 02:27:27 PM
Welcome Womble.

Another Oric owner  ;D

Andy may want to chat with you about Arcade machines to repair ???

Karl
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Post by: Panther on May 07, 2009, 03:57:14 PM
Howdy Womble,

Glad you managed to get my email, somehow don't think you'll be making it to the open day at the end of the month though  :P
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Post by: alyweb on May 07, 2009, 07:12:23 PM
Hola!
I'm Aly Web (Alex Webster) and I went school with Spenny way back in 1982. He was one of the lucky few who came to one of my birthday parties where he had a pirate copies of The Empire Strikes Back and some Kung-Fu film followed by chips and beans!!! Living the dream we were!! Can't remember how I got on here, but glad I did! You can find me most days on the 360 (Aly Web). Gaming wise I had the lot, and I wish like most people, I had kept everything I ever had! Could have even set up my own museum!!!

Age wise, I think I was really lucky that the gaming thing more or less started when I was able to do something about it! I remember vividly when I was 10 playing Boot Hill with my brother at Clacton holiday camp! 30 years on its COD or something with my brother online!!! Scary!!! :-)
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on May 08, 2009, 12:30:47 AM
Welcome Womble, nice selection of kit you have there  ;D
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Post by: Quickswitch79 on May 15, 2009, 11:32:49 AM
Hi everyone,

I'm sorry, I should of done this first instead of leaving my opening comment re the link on teletext site Game Central! I'd just like to repeat that I think this site is excellent and it's amazing how all these machines have been researched, photos etc.

I'm originally from Birmingham and then moved to London with the family when I was 5 years old. Some golden memories of playing my mates at various arcade games include 'Street Fighter II', where there would be fierce competition! Then the sheer amazement when 'Virtua Racing' and particularly 'Daytona USA' came out - literally about 50-60 people all looking and playing one machine. I miss that whole magical atmosphere of an arcade.

Brilliant site and I hope to see you all very soon :-)
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Post by: The Twins on May 15, 2009, 11:54:35 AM
Welcome to our site Quickswitch79, we are a friendly bunch and if we can do anything to help we will try.

Linda

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Post by: AndyRCM on May 15, 2009, 11:56:36 AM
Thank you for the nice comments Quickswitch79, means a lot after the work that has gone into it!
Welcome on board - just to re-iterate what my wife Linda has said - if we can do anything to help please do ask! ;)

Andy
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Post by: billdooruk on May 15, 2009, 03:23:28 PM
Welcome onboard Quickswitch79.

Glad you've joined us. My letter was worth it  :)
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on May 15, 2009, 07:57:42 PM
Welcome Quickswitch79, always good to see new folk joining the retro madness that is RCM. ;D
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Post by: Quickswitch79 on May 18, 2009, 02:33:49 PM
Sorry for the delay in getting back as I've been away from the PC for a few days, but thank you all for your really nice welcomes  :)
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on May 18, 2009, 09:38:32 PM
Belated welcome Quickswitch79, just got back myself  ;D
Title: New member introduction.
Post by: cigarboy82 on May 20, 2009, 07:05:37 PM
Hi everyone! Just stumbled across this website and took the oppertunity to join a community who i think i've something in common with!

I'm Richard, I live in Birmingham (West Midlands) and i'm a fan of all retro gaming machines / computers and have a particular interest in Acorn / BBC computers.

I'm hoping to attend the 31st May event.

If you want to contact me, go for it!

Richard
aka
cigarboy82
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Post by: The Twins on May 20, 2009, 07:47:58 PM
Welcome to the site cigarboy82,

Hope you enjoy the forums

Linda
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Post by: woody.cool on May 20, 2009, 08:19:30 PM
Welcome cigarboy82
Glad you've found this site .... hope to see you at the open day.

btw. It's good to see more people interested in the Acorn and BBC range of computers. I've always liked them!
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Post by: AndyRCM on May 21, 2009, 07:21:32 AM
A warm welcome from me too - I hope you enjoy our site and I look forward to meeting you on May 31st.

Andy
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Post by: billdooruk on May 21, 2009, 05:29:48 PM
Welcome to the site.....

Another Brummie  :D

Hopefully see you on the 31st

Karl
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Post by: Panther on May 21, 2009, 07:45:40 PM
Not too far away then, brum only about 10 miles from me  :)
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Post by: cigarboy82 on May 21, 2009, 08:57:26 PM
WOW! Isn't everyone here friendly!

Certainly going to make every effort to make it on the 31st now!

So is it going to be OK for me to just turn up and just be nosey around everyone's machines? Sounds like great fun :)

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Post by: AndyRCM on May 21, 2009, 09:05:39 PM
Of course mate - that is the idea - the machines that belong to RCM especially - have a play! Hopefully something for everyone machine and game wise! ;)

Andy
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Post by: AndyRCM on June 01, 2009, 08:31:31 PM
Could our new members please introduce themselves on here . . . thanks ;)
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Post by: filecore on June 02, 2009, 07:26:09 AM
Hello, I'm Steve, often known as "that really tall fella"!

I live in Kidderminster, 20miles south west of Brum and am interested in all sorts of old computers and consoles, though my main interests are the Atari VCS (my first console), Atari 7800, TI-99 (first computer) and Acorn RISC machines (thanks Dad for buying us an A3000 in 1991! :-)

Had a great day at my first RCM open day on Sunday and no doubt I will be at others in the future. So hi! 
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Post by: woody.cool on June 02, 2009, 08:08:38 AM
Hi Steve

It was good to see you there

and Acorn RISC machines (thanks Dad for buying us an A3000 in 1991! :-)
Did you gtet to have a go on my A3010? It was by the enterance .... it's a lovely machine. I've just started getting back into Acorns, before that I hadn't touched one since school ;D
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Post by: Pixel_Outlaw on June 02, 2009, 08:09:14 AM
Hello!

My name is Ryan Burnside and I too share a passion for historical electronics. Currently I enjoy playing my older systems much more than the new ones. I mostly play scrolling shooting games (shmups), Gradius is an example. I live in Montana in the US so I'm across the pond you might say. I have NEVER sold a system yet. I'm also a member of DBF Interactive where we create demos and discuss computer programming. I was born on the tail end of the 80's so I really regret not being able to code in the golden era of games and computers.

My current systems

Gameboy
Gameboy Color
Gameboy Advance
Nintendo DS

Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Nintendo 64
Nintendo Game Cube
Nintendo Wii

Sega Genesis
Sega CD
Sega Dreamcast

Playstation (full collection of US released shmups)
Playstation 2 (full collection of US released shmups)


Nice to meet you all. I only have 2 computers a Compaq Presario and a Acer notebook. I'm more of a console man.
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Post by: filecore on June 02, 2009, 08:16:56 AM
Hi Steve

It was good to see you there

and Acorn RISC machines (thanks Dad for buying us an A3000 in 1991! :-)
Did you gtet to have a go on my A3010? It was by the enterance .... it's a lovely machine. I've just started getting back into Acorns, before that I hadn't touched one since school ;D

The one next to the Master with SID chip? Yes! That chap had written Bomberman in C for it. Very impressive.
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on June 02, 2009, 08:21:12 AM
Welcome both, it was great you made it to the open day and you enjoyed it  ;D
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Post by: The Twins on June 02, 2009, 10:27:45 AM
@filecore welcome to our site, glad you had a good day on Sunday.


@Pixel_Outlaw welcome..................it is great to get international members joining us, hope you enjoy the site.

We are a friendly bunch here, so if you need any help with anything, just ask.

Linda
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Post by: AndyRCM on June 02, 2009, 10:41:21 AM
Welcome from me too - big steve, thanks for the mac too! . . . lol! ;)

Good to have you onboard too pixel_outlaw - good speaking to you on facebook recently too!

Andy aka DrewPee
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Post by: gingerpenguins on June 04, 2009, 10:47:12 PM
Hey,

I joined as recently as last weekend after attending your most recent events day.

I'm Linds from Kilwinning in Scotland and just finished my PhD in medical statistics at University of Glasgow.  Finally, after 8 years (!!!), I am no longer a student - but now I get to use the title Dr. (mwah, ha, ha!!).

I had a mega drive when I was younger and met my boyfriend after having a lengthy discussion about Sonic the Hedgehog while in a night club on Christmas eve.  Turns out I knew more hidden passageways in Sonic 1 than he did :D

Linds
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Post by: AndyRCM on June 04, 2009, 10:49:14 PM
Linds,
It is great to have you on here - our first Doctor! ;)
It was also good to meet you both on Sunday too! Good conversations about various games etc! ;)

Andy
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Post by: homgran on June 04, 2009, 11:10:29 PM
Hey guys,

I just joined a couple of minutes ago! ;)

I was also at the event last Sunday (I'm gingerpenguins' boyfriend), and had an awesome time checking out all of those systems from years gone by. It was my very first Retro event, which made it even more special. It was also the first time that I got to have a shot of certain consoles "in the flesh" (so to speak). For example, I'd read about the Vectrex, 3DO and Jaguar (for the latter two consoles, when they were originally released) -- but before Sunday I hadn't actually played any of them! So that was quite an experience. ;)

My main passion (as far as gaming goes) is collecting old (British) Sega magazines. Strange, I know! I'm basically into anything from the Master System all the way through to the Dreamcast. So far, I have 582 out of (by my estimation) 650 unique Sega magazines. If anyone wants to check out my collection, here's an out-of-date photo-shoot:

http://tinyurl.com/b74vj4

I should really get around to updating it because, since those photos were taken, I've acquired another 102 issues. Yep, I guess you could say that Linds is a pretty understanding girlfriend. ;)

-Matt
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Post by: AndyRCM on June 04, 2009, 11:12:47 PM
Welcome Matt! Good to have you on here too! ;)
Glad you had a good time - after all you did come a bloody long way!

Hope you enjoy your time on here - please post and ask loads of questions - none of us here bite . . . much!

Andy
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Post by: homgran on June 04, 2009, 11:20:41 PM
Hey Andy,

Many thanks for the warm welcome. :)

It was a long drive, but it was well worth it. Even if it was the hottest day of the year! :P

Looking forward to the next event,

-Matt
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Post by: billdooruk on June 04, 2009, 11:26:56 PM
Welcome on Board to all who have signed up and introduced themselves.

Sorry I've not said hi personnally...not been in this thread for a few days and missed you all.

Not sure if i spoke to any of you Sunday - there were so may people I did speak to...I was the one running the Mario Kart Competition and shouting out the numbers for the lottery draw!!

Relax & enjoy us  ;D

Karl
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Post by: Blackpanther on June 04, 2009, 11:29:16 PM
I bet he was the Mario Kart winner! Anyway hi Matt, nice collection of Mags you have.
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Post by: billdooruk on June 04, 2009, 11:31:38 PM
I bet he was the Mario Kart winner! Anyway hi Matt, nice collection of Mags you have.

He wasn't.....

It was zphantom who won first place.
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on June 05, 2009, 07:57:33 AM
Welcome Matt & Linds  ;D


Wow I thought I had a lot of magazines, do you have a reinforced loft?  ;)
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Post by: homgran on June 07, 2009, 05:15:11 PM
Wow I thought I had a lot of magazines, do you have a reinforced loft?  ;)

Hah, not quite -- I just make sure that the mags are evenly distributed. ;)

-Matt
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Post by: AndyRCM on June 09, 2009, 09:41:36 PM
Looks like we are having a few more new members this month - please do carry on posting your introductions here!

Andy
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Post by: AndyRCM on June 15, 2009, 11:12:44 AM
I see my last post has gone unnoticed! :( Pity I like to know how and where people find us! :(
If anybody does join up on here that you know - please do ask them (politely) to tell us who they are! :)

Andy
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Post by: derekjmorris on June 26, 2009, 09:35:46 PM
Hello,
I'm Derek. I've been a game programmer for 12 years with Codemasters, Sega & NaturalMotion.
I've been running my own indie game company for the last 12 months. Check it out at www.tower17games.com.
I heard about this forum from Gary(Imnogeek) who I met recently in a pub in Measham. We had a good chat about our love for retrogames.
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Post by: AndyRCM on June 26, 2009, 09:38:13 PM
Welcome on board Derek - good to have you on here - and thanks to Gary too!
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Post by: AndyRCM on June 26, 2009, 09:41:00 PM
Meant to say Aphelion looks stunning - can't wait to have a play of that baby! ;)
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Post by: derekjmorris on June 26, 2009, 10:02:55 PM
Thanks, unfortunately Aphelion development is frozen at the moment due to lack of funds :-(
I'm searching for backing whilst doing the iPhone version of Mania.
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Post by: AndyRCM on June 26, 2009, 10:05:29 PM
That's a shame Derek, surely somebody would be interested - it seriously looks stunning! If it plays half as good as it looks . . . wow!

Andy
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Post by: Akastaff on June 27, 2009, 12:18:24 AM
Would so like to see that Aphelion on PC, made me go dig out Elite on beeb  ::)
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Post by: atari800guy on June 27, 2009, 11:33:18 AM
Hi all

My name is Andy Radford, I live in Buckinghamshire. Found this cool site via YouTube.

I have made it my mission to complete all the Atari 8-bit games that I really loved that I never completed as a youngster!

Have just completed The Pharose Curse (after a 20 odd year gap!!), now on to Gyruss ;-)

Have a 800XL and Speccy 48k boxed that are my prize possesions

Hope you will be emailing me details of upcoming events

Cheers

Andrew
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Post by: The Twins on June 27, 2009, 12:11:16 PM
Welcome to the forums atari800guy.

We have a Members only Event on 15th August and an Open event on 15th November. Details can be found
 http://retrocomputermuseum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=835.0
and in the Annoucement section.

I grew up in Aylesbury and my family still live there, so i know Buckinghamshire very well.

Hope you enjoy the site and if we can help in any way we will.

Linda
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Post by: pitlog on June 27, 2009, 02:08:35 PM
Hi, I'm Pitlog, fairly new around here and fairly quiet :)

My real name is Tom, and I'm a hard core computing enthusiast, with a penchant for old UNIX and CP/M systems and software, which I collect, operate, and program. Current projects include restoration of a Kaypro 4-84 and an AT&T 3B2/400 UNIX supermicro. I'm also interested in starting up a dark USENET network using UUCP over tcp for retro computing maniacs like me. Anyone running an old UNIX system around here interested in such a thing?

I'm the odd Yank on this site, I'm located on the other side of the pond in Virginia, US.

And finally, I'm also the proprietor of another commnuity about retro computing. If you're interested, come visit us at http://community.pitlog.com/connect
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Post by: The Twins on June 27, 2009, 04:01:34 PM
Welcome pitlog, hope you find us friendly and helpful!

We have another guy from your part of the world, so you are not alone!

We would love more international members, so spread the word.

Cheers for introducing yourself

Linda
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on June 27, 2009, 04:26:49 PM
Welcome Pitlog :)

Tis good to see members from further a field 8)
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Post by: Panther on June 28, 2009, 01:52:33 AM
It's nice to see that the retro community is thriving all over the world  ;D
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Post by: billdooruk on June 28, 2009, 10:34:49 AM
Welcome to our site Pitlog, Atari800guy and derekjones.

Glad you all found us.

Enjoy and post to your hearts content  :D

Karl
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Post by: AndyT on June 28, 2009, 11:15:50 AM
I'm also interested in starting up a dark USENET network using UUCP over tcp for retro computing maniacs like me. Anyone running an old UNIX system around here interested in such a thing?

Ive got a couple of SparcClassics here doing nothing.....
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Post by: doobs on June 29, 2009, 12:11:38 AM
Erm... well I'm doobs, born and raised in the fine county of North Yorkshire and I've been into these computer thingys since I was a wee lad, cut me teeth with me little speccy 16k and moved up to a whole 48k about 6 months later but the whole adventure took off for me when I happened to buy myself a Commodore 64 and a breeze block 1541 disc drive(that I still have to this day) I got fed up waiting for me tapes to load on Commodore Datasette 1530(I have one but its not me original) even when zapped with the infamous German Turbo Anyway I had loads of years with these lovely machines then one fateful day I and two other friends attended a computer show in London and we glimpsed the future of computing and its name was Amiga.  Well to say gobsmacked was an understatement and ever since that day I knew I had to own one of them lovely beasts and that I did, it was a German one (Kickstart 1.2)  because they were cheaper over there so the keyboard was a QWERTZ and not a QWERTY but apart from that and the power supply it was a match made in heaven!  I even owned a A590 (rock lobster) hard drive, which was nice, anyway I don't really like computers any more apart from the emulation part of them so thats me in a nut shell really.

Oh yeah if ya like your emulation and have a soft spot for the Amiga then download this game http://aminet.net/game/jump/Electrek_FINAL.adf (http://aminet.net/game/jump/Electrek_FINAL.adf) my friend wrote it and I did some of the levels, its really quite innovative and we need the hits on Aminet.

Oh and sorry to Jeff Minter for raiding you stand at the London computer show (we were caught trying to steal all the llamasoft posters), there now I can die with a clear conscience. ;D
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Post by: woody.cool on June 29, 2009, 07:08:10 AM
lol :D

Welcome doobs

Nice to have you here!
That's a nice selection of machines you've had there, especially the Amiga (I'm somewhat of an Amiga nutter) although I was a bit later getting one, as my first miggy was an A500+

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Post by: echopark on July 02, 2009, 12:29:45 AM
Ello, am David tho my friends call me echo for some reason. Guess its due to my email .. anyways i was bit of a collector of consoles. Especially the amiga's love them. I first started off with an atari 2600 at the age of 3 ... pacman is my b****h. XD Got it back again all boxed and stuff most excellent. Had a couple of others then i got my amiga 500 ... then a couple years later my 2000. The beast it was the best. Loved my games ... lemmings ofc and Lotus tubro challange 2! Some other classics which i'll save for the future. But i've had all the consoles and still got most of them. Love gaming.

Plus love building and modding my pc. Tho its the problems what comes with them. Anyways on a look out for a 2000 or 4000 so need! lol my old 1200 is dyin on me i think tho the hdd has the prefect sound when startin up i'll try and record it for yas

Anyways that is me XD KA
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Post by: woody.cool on July 02, 2009, 07:48:45 AM
Welcome echopark

I'm also a big fan of the Amiga have have several different models in my collection.
Lotus 2 is also one of my fav games too ..... I do intend for an event sometime, to link up two A500s or A500+s via their serial ports to play Lotus 2 as a 4 player game :)

Anyway, good to see new members signing up ..... hope you enjoy the forum and events.
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Post by: AndyRCM on July 02, 2009, 07:54:34 AM
@echopark - Same from me mate - good to have you on here . . . hope you enjoy your stay with us and post loads of stuff too! ;)

@woody.cool - sounds good to me - we certainly have the machines to be able to do that . . . :)
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Post by: woody.cool on July 02, 2009, 08:02:28 AM
@woody.cool - sounds good to me - we certainly have the machines to be able to do that . . . :)
I wanted to do this at Byte Back, but there wasn't another Amiga close enough.

Obviously, both Amigas require their own copy of Lotus 2 to do this (but I have it on about 3 or 4 floppies now, I seem to acquire lots of 'backups' from people and Lotus 2 is always amongst them)

The Atari ST version also has the ability to link up two machines and have 4 player Lotus 2. I believe it works in exactly the same way.
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Post by: Panther on July 02, 2009, 08:34:58 AM
Hi Echopark,

Woody, that 4 player on the Amiga sounds well cool  8) must find time to get my A500 and have a play........Alien Breed...........SWIV.... them were the days   ;D
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Post by: AndyRCM on July 02, 2009, 08:41:45 AM
memories . . . the graphics on Sword of Sodan . . . gameplay was a bit shite but graphics - :)

and games like Hybris, Battle Squadron and Shadow of the Beast . . . drool!

oops - back on topic! ;)

Good to have new members! :)
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 02, 2009, 10:24:47 AM
Welcome to all the new people, nice to see RCM is getting a global following :)

Your amongst good friends here as a lot of us are Amiga nuts!

Dave
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on July 02, 2009, 11:36:35 AM
Welcome Echopark & doobs :) Enjoy the forum.
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Post by: 1200xl on July 02, 2009, 12:23:10 PM
hi to all the new people
@atari800guy,(and anyone else interested) if you fancy a challenge try the atari 8bit high score competition over at Atari Age, I'm known as mimo over there (and I am usual in the bottom 5 in any competition ;D)
you can use the real deal or emulators
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Post by: retroking on July 04, 2009, 02:12:29 PM
hi im dave from essex.i found rcm by looking for old/retro computers/consoles and it gave me a few naff websites to try and then i tried yours and wow.
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Post by: AndyRCM on July 04, 2009, 02:17:03 PM
Thanks Dave! Good to hear the world wow about RCM! We are almost a year old now too! ;)

Good to have you on here! ;)
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Post by: billdooruk on July 04, 2009, 02:46:50 PM
Hi Dave....Welcome to RCM.


I guess our members event on the 15th Aug could also be our 1st birthday party ;D
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Post by: retroking on July 04, 2009, 04:22:13 PM
hi andy i emailed you the other day to say about listing compuer/console serial numbers,could i start by posting my serial numbers on here first to get the ball rolling ;D
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Post by: woody.cool on July 04, 2009, 04:53:37 PM
Hello retroking.
Welcome to the RCM forum.
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Post by: nesmaster on July 08, 2009, 11:52:57 PM
Hi guys, nesmaster here! Some of you may know me from Retro Gamer.
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Post by: woody.cool on July 08, 2009, 11:54:05 PM
Hi, nesmaster.
Nice to see you took the advice and signed up on here :)

There's two up and coming events, one 'members only' event in August and the second RCM Open Day in November.
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 09, 2009, 12:14:35 AM
Welcome to RCM Nes  ;D
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Post by: AndyRCM on July 09, 2009, 07:17:40 AM
@nesmaster, good to have you on here - another member thanks to woody! ;)

@retroking, yes you can start! No problem :) - we have started cataloging RCM's collection now - with Serial numbers too! Good Idea! ;)
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Post by: AndyRCM on July 16, 2009, 01:34:10 PM
We have had six new members this month now! If you haven't done so yet, please do introduce yourselves! ;)
Always good to know how you found us etc . . . :)
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Post by: AndyT on July 24, 2009, 12:21:15 PM
hi andy i emailed you the other day to say about listing compuer/console serial numbers,could i start by posting my serial numbers on here first to get the ball rolling ;D

Where shall we put out list of serial numbers?
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Post by: AndyRCM on July 24, 2009, 12:26:28 PM
Just here mate . . .

http://retrocomputermuseum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=980.0

;)
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Post by: billdooruk on July 27, 2009, 08:25:12 PM
Just a quick post.

If your new to us please introduce youself here and tell us who you are and how you found us...don't worry we don't need your life story!

Cheers

Karl
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Post by: billdooruk on August 06, 2009, 04:37:53 PM
Just a quick post.

If your new to us please introduce youself here and tell us who you are and how you found us...don't worry we don't need your life story!

Cheers

Karl

We've had some more members, please introduce yourselves

Cheers again

Karl
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Post by: Tean on August 10, 2009, 12:27:24 PM
Hello.
I am Tean.
I live in Leicester with Geordie who is also here.. somewhere..
anyway thats me.
hello all.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on August 10, 2009, 12:29:45 PM
Hello Tean, you were at the last event in May too were you not?
Good to have you on here! Look forward to seeing you again on Saturday!

Andy
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on August 10, 2009, 02:38:54 PM
Welcome to the forum Tean :)
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Post by: pinkfearie on August 10, 2009, 10:29:26 PM
Ziimit (Greetings fellow person I threw eggs and ham at your mother)
Im Amy, arrived here via Console Combat and Vinny & Wody. Ive now gained another frum to peruse and partake in. Unemployed (at moment) IT Technician with a collection bug for Retro Computers/Consoles.:D
Nice to meet you all & once again Ziimit
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Post by: AndyRCM on August 10, 2009, 10:32:01 PM
Hello Amy (pinkfearie) - good to have you here, and thanks to Vinny and Woody too! ;)
Im sure you will enjoy yourself on our forums . . . please feel free to post anything (within reason!) lol!

Andy
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Post by: woody.cool on August 10, 2009, 10:41:23 PM
Ziimit (Greetings fellow person I threw eggs and ham at your mother)
Im Amy, arrived here via Console Combat and Vinny & Wody. Ive now gained another frum to peruse and partake in. Unemployed (at moment) IT Technician with a collection bug for Retro Computers/Consoles.:D
Nice to meet you all & once again Ziimit
Hi Amy (pinkfearie).
Welcome to RCM forum :)
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Post by: Panther on August 11, 2009, 07:01:04 PM
Hello to all the newest members  ;D
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Post by: ismellicecream on August 21, 2009, 04:50:52 PM
Hello all, I'm Robbie from liverpool.

A few of you may recognise my username from the retro gamer forum, where I noticed this place.

I work as a game designer but I love retro games much more than most of todays stuff. Been a gamer since the early 80's and grew up through all generations.

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Post by: The Twins on August 21, 2009, 04:58:54 PM
Welcome ismellicecream
Hope you enjoy the forum.
 :)
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Post by: woody.cool on August 21, 2009, 05:01:42 PM
Hello all, I'm Robbie from liverpool.

A few of you may recognise my username from the retro gamer forum, where I noticed this place.

I work as a game designer but I love retro games much more than most of todays stuff. Been a gamer since the early 80's and grew up through all generations.
Hi Robbie,
I suspect you know my username ... I get on RG as much as you do, and I think I've even got you added on Facebook :)
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Post by: ismellicecream on August 21, 2009, 05:04:00 PM
Thanks The Twins.

Hello Woody, thats right we are on facebook. It was your for sale post that reminded me of this place actually.
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Post by: woody.cool on August 21, 2009, 05:16:56 PM
Hello Woody, thats right we are on facebook. It was your for sale post that reminded me of this place actually.
lol :D I'm glad I have my uses ;)
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Post by: ismellicecream on August 21, 2009, 05:19:10 PM
Well, one use so far.  :D
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Post by: imnosonofageek on August 30, 2009, 06:52:18 PM
Greetings, there are no prizes for guessing who my dad is :D
I have a gameboy advance and we also have an X-box what emulates old games
so I can play what my dad used to play when he was younger!
I shall look foward to seeing you at the open day in November ;)
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Post by: woody.cool on August 30, 2009, 06:54:04 PM
Welcome to the forum imnosonofageek :D
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Post by: stiggy2009 on August 30, 2009, 06:55:16 PM
Hello & welcome....cool forum name!
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Post by: AndyRCM on August 30, 2009, 07:15:09 PM
Just gotta love your username! Welcome matey - look forward to meeting you too!

Andy
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Post by: Blackpanther on August 30, 2009, 08:36:28 PM
Welcome imnosonofageek!

Look forward to meeting you at the next event.
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Post by: Panther on August 30, 2009, 09:52:47 PM
Will see you there  :)
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on September 01, 2009, 01:37:58 PM
Welcome Imnosonofageek, class name!  8)
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Post by: imnogeek on September 01, 2009, 03:43:36 PM
Quote
Greetings, there are no prizes for guessing who my dad is
I demand a DNA test  ;D

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Post by: Phu on September 01, 2009, 03:48:10 PM
Greetings, there are no prizes for guessing who my dad is :D

You are no son of a geek* but are you a geek yourself? :P

-- Richard

* the geek status of imnogeek is disputed given his wide range of knowledge on various retro subjects.....
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Post by: imnosonofageek on September 05, 2009, 07:03:21 PM
thx 4 all the coments!  ::) 8) ;D ;D ;D

you guys r gr8

from the bobinator
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on September 10, 2009, 07:53:21 PM
Could any new members please introduce themselves! ;)

Andy
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Post by: woody.cool on September 10, 2009, 09:22:53 PM
from the bobinator
:D lmao

Where did 'the bobinator' come from? :D
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Post by: boyo on September 11, 2009, 12:36:50 AM
Hello to all familiar members, and hello to the rest!
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on September 11, 2009, 01:36:43 AM
Welcome Boyo! Great to see you  ;D
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Post by: woody.cool on September 11, 2009, 07:47:36 AM
Hello to all familiar members, and hello to the rest!
Hey! Welcome boyo. Glad to see you on here matey :)
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Post by: helloyou03 on September 16, 2009, 11:20:38 PM
Hello all gamers!

My name is helloyou03, but call me James if you want  :D

i am fan of gaming mostly retro.. i hope this is a fun website to talk about it all

hope to chat to you all in the future!
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on September 16, 2009, 11:53:51 PM
Welcome Helloyou03!

You will find we are all most definitely a fun bunch who love no more than to have a laugh and joke, with some Retro banter thrown in.  :D ;D :o

Check out our upcoming Retro event in November too, tickets are already on sale :

Dave
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Post by: billdooruk on September 17, 2009, 07:21:29 AM
Welcome helloyou03.

As Dave said you have found the right place for it!

Hopefully see you in November at our Open Day

Karl
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Post by: AndyRCM on September 17, 2009, 07:56:47 AM
Well, looks like my friends have beaten me to this one, welcome onboard helloyou03! ;)
Always good to have a new member!

Andy
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Post by: helloyou03 on September 17, 2009, 09:19:11 AM
Wow you're all kind people  ;D

Where is this open day located to? I wouldn't mind going if it's not too long away from my house  ;D
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Post by: AndyRCM on September 17, 2009, 09:26:36 AM
Our open day is in Swannington, Coalville, Leicestershire, UK!  ;D

You can find out more details here . . .

http://retrocomputermuseum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1090.0

:)

Andy
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Post by: ericvincent on September 23, 2009, 11:52:04 AM

Hi all...
Myself Eric Vincent.
I have just joined this forum to get some information.
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Post by: AndyRCM on September 23, 2009, 11:55:15 AM
Welcome Eric,
What can we help you with?

Andy
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on September 23, 2009, 12:00:16 PM
Welcome to RCM Eric :)
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Post by: Phu on September 23, 2009, 12:01:09 PM
Eric,

I've just removed two of your posts as they were, to be honest, irrelevant rambling and one step away from being spam.

Can you contact one of the administrators so we can confirm you are indeed a human being?

Thanks.

-- Richard
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Post by: Panther on September 24, 2009, 08:15:29 AM

I've just removed two of your posts as they were, to be honest, irrelevant rambling and one step away from being spam.



Reminds me of Monty Python

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE)

"I don't want ANY spam!"
'Why can't? she have egg bacon spam and sausage?'
"That's got spam in it!"
'Not as much as spam egg sausage and spam'
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Post by: r0jaws on September 29, 2009, 01:28:10 AM
Hi all, just joined up after having a nose around at the Retro-reunited event and hearing nothing but good stuff about the site from imnogeek.
I'm another Amibay refugee but am very much into all types of retro yummyness.
I live just outside Kings Lynn, in the wilds of west Norfolk, and spend my working day chatting to aviators and trying to persuade them to not drop out of the sky.
I've got a few projects on the go, including a PPC upgraded Amiga 1200 and a Vectrex and Amstrad CPC to repair.
Looking forward to mooching about the site and getting to know you all.  ;D

Phil
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Post by: AndyRCM on September 29, 2009, 06:50:58 AM
Nice one! Good to have you on here! I hope you enjoy your stay!

Andy

ps. Thanks to imnogeek too! ;)
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on September 29, 2009, 08:37:28 AM
Welcome r0jaws to RCM, any other ABC warriors around?  ;)
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Post by: AndyT on September 29, 2009, 08:42:17 AM
Nice to see someone local(ish) to me!  ;D

This is the guy who got my Amiga 1200 working when i first got it - thanks for that! :)
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Post by: billdooruk on September 29, 2009, 05:01:20 PM
Just like the others....

Welcome to RCM r0jaws.

Not read ABC warriors for years...I loved Simon Bisley's artwork in it & Slaine
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Post by: PubZombie on September 29, 2009, 07:14:38 PM
hi guys,
just a note to say i is back. Had a bit of a ruff ride lately with redundancy and both me and the misses being taken in to hospital for ops. But we are all well and back on form and I have a new job in the game studies and design department of Stafford uni. and a new install of vista and home office apps. Dont know what the new job has waiting for me yet but given my background as a historian I dare say I can do some lectures on retro gaming systems. Hope everybody is well and happy? Has anybody seen Jimbob005 lately? I could do with buying him a beer.
Laters
PZ
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on September 29, 2009, 08:03:14 PM
Welcome back PubZombie! ;)

Not seen or heard from jimbob005 recently - he started his new job and . . . seems rather busy with that! :)

Andy
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on September 29, 2009, 10:47:40 PM
Welcome back Pub, glad to hear your both ok  ;D
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on September 29, 2009, 10:54:45 PM
Welcome r0jaws :)
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Post by: sirmorris on October 08, 2009, 08:01:11 PM
I'm Charlie Robson.

Olskool to the bone.

Oldskool techno (88-91, european), oldskool values (ahem, the 197s were ace, ect) and most certainly oldskool technology, natch.

If you want some techno just yell. If you want some technology then look in the for sale columns <cough> LOL. I come across as a sell sell sell but I have to fund my addicthobby somehow.

I try to give back too - the AtomMMC work I've done is freely available. I'll help whenever I can.

That's me:

www.arduinonut.blogspot.com

Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on October 08, 2009, 08:17:44 PM
Charlie,
Nice blog you going on there matey - thanks for the mention too! ;)
You certainly make some nice kit . . . does anybody have a spare Acorn Atom :)

Andy
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on October 08, 2009, 11:06:13 PM
Welcome Sirmorris, I think Andy summed it up in the post before, great stuff!  ;D
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Post by: sirmorris on October 09, 2009, 12:28:39 PM
does anybody have a spare Acorn Atom :)

Dave Moore might be a good man to contact.
 
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Post by: billdooruk on October 09, 2009, 04:36:22 PM
Welcome Sirmorris.

Pull up a seat and enjoy  :)
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Post by: Phu on October 09, 2009, 04:41:15 PM
does anybody have a spare Acorn Atom :)

Dave Moore might be a good man to contact.
 

I still need to build mine...

I have all the parts. Just need to design the PCB and make the f<nice>r.

-- Richard
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Post by: billdooruk on October 17, 2009, 09:25:54 AM
Hello all new Members.

Just a quick remember...Please introduce yourselves in this thread - don't worry we don't need a full life story!!!

Please tell us who you are, how you found us and anything else really.

Cheers

Karl
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Post by: woody.cool on October 20, 2009, 09:58:06 AM
Hi r0jaws and sirmorris.

Welcome to RCM :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on October 20, 2009, 02:51:13 PM


I try to give back too - the AtomMMC work I've done is freely available. I'll help whenever I can.



Did someone mention Atom MMC adaptor !!!!  :o How do I get me mitts on one of those beauties ????  :P
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Post by: THXII38 on October 20, 2009, 11:30:18 PM
Hello, it's me. Long time member, occasional visitor.  ;D I forgot my login, and have changed ISP's so had to re-register I was thx1138.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on October 21, 2009, 07:48:09 AM
Hello mate - good to have you back . . . ;)
See you in November! :)
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Post by: thx1138 on October 21, 2009, 10:41:20 AM
Thanks! And thanks for sorting my login details out!
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: skyperion on October 29, 2009, 08:25:24 PM
Hi Everyone,

My names Ralph.  Just came across this fantastic site.

My first computer was the Acorn Atom which I built from the kit.  I still have the machine which is in working order, I remember spending many hours programming in machine code on the Atom.  Like many I moved into the beebs but then onto an ST.  I still have both of these machines as well.

I'd like to wish RCM all the very best in preserving what is a very important piece of history.

Best Regards,


Ralph (aka Skyperion)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on October 29, 2009, 08:27:40 PM
Welcome Ralph, always good to have new members - hope you enjoy your stay with us . . . you will find us all very friendly.
Please feel free to post, stories and experiences are always great to hear!

Andy

PS - How did you find out about us?
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Post by: woody.cool on October 29, 2009, 08:37:11 PM
Welcome Ralph.
Glad you've found RCM ... we're all a nice bunch here.

I'm intrigued .... I've never had an Acorn Atom, what games and/or software would you recommend to someone getting into the Atom for the first time?
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Post by: skyperion on October 29, 2009, 08:42:14 PM
Hi Andy,

Thanks for the welcome!

I found your site from a link on Stairwaytohell, the link was advertising your open day.  I have quite a passion for emulators, in particular those of my old machines, so I quite often look in on Stairwaytohell.

I wish I could come along to your open day but it's a bit to far for me to travel (I'm down in Kent).  I hope it goes well though.

I am due to go through my old collection of gear.  I see you take donations of games, books and magazines so if it would be useful I'll see if there is anything that might be useful for your collection.

Regards,

Ralph
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on October 29, 2009, 09:03:02 PM
Ralph,
We love donations! We do buy stuff but donations have been fast and furious over the last 15 months!
We have now reached almost 4.5 million hits too! We have members across the globe (literally!) that support us by posting on here.

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: skyperion on October 29, 2009, 09:10:39 PM
Welcome Ralph.
Glad you've found RCM ... we're all a nice bunch here.

I'm intrigued .... I've never had an Acorn Atom, what games and/or software would you recommend to someone getting into the Atom for the first time?

Hi Woody,

Thanks for the welcome!

Now that's a question and a half.  I recall getting a rudimentary flight sim I think it was a sim of the 747 and may have been by Bug Byte.  I did have this running on one of my emulators not so long ago.  It's quite a bit removed from FSX but was fasinating none-the-less.  At the time game play was everything.  I also remember a 3d asteroids type game which was quite good for its time.  I'll see what I can find in my loft and post the result's.

Best regards,

Ralph

P.s I've managed to find the original manual for the 747 sim.  I'll see if I can post some scans and screen shots.
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Post by: woody.cool on October 29, 2009, 09:13:17 PM
Cheers for the info Ralph.

I'm a big fan of anything from early primitive computing to 90s powerhouses.
These days, I'm particularly interested in Acorn, Amstrad, Sinclair, Commodore and many early 8-bit systems but I still have a massive love for my Amiga though, as it was the first (& only) 16-bit machine I had as a kid.
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Post by: Blackpanther on October 29, 2009, 09:14:55 PM
Cheers for the info Ralph.

I'm a big fan of anything from early primitive computing to 90s powerhouses.
These days, I'm particularly interested in Acorn, Amstrad, Sinclair, Commodore and many early 8-bit systems but I still have a massive love for my Amiga though, as it was the first (& only) 16-bit machine I had as a kid.

I noticed you didn't mention the Atari in that list :) Does that mean you no longer want your 65XE?
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: woody.cool on October 29, 2009, 09:19:02 PM
Cheers for the info Ralph.

I'm a big fan of anything from early primitive computing to 90s powerhouses.
These days, I'm particularly interested in Acorn, Amstrad, Sinclair, Commodore and many early 8-bit systems but I still have a massive love for my Amiga though, as it was the first (& only) 16-bit machine I had as a kid.

I noticed you didn't mention the Atari in that list :) Does that mean you no longer want your 65XE?
lol :D
I forgot to mention Atari ... shame on me.
and no, I will NOT get rid of my 65XE ... it's a lovely system. If anything, I want to get more orignal games and/or an SIO2SD for it at some point.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Blackpanther on October 29, 2009, 09:21:05 PM
Worth a try  ;D

I'm sure if you made a post on AtariAge you'd get hold of a SIO2SD.

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Post by: woody.cool on October 29, 2009, 09:22:33 PM
Worth a try  ;D
I'm sure if you made a post on AtariAge you'd get hold of a SIO2SD.
Oh, I can get hold of one easy enough .... it's the money (or lack of it) that's preventing me from getting one at the moment.
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on October 29, 2009, 09:23:17 PM
Welcome to the forum Ralph :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on October 29, 2009, 09:45:15 PM
Welcome Ralph to RCM :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on October 30, 2009, 12:26:19 AM
Welcome Ralph,

From a fellow Atom owner  ;D

Dear Sirmorris is sorting me out with a MMC adaptor for the Atom, can't wait  :D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: billdooruk on October 30, 2009, 09:36:48 PM
Welcome to RCM Ralph

Pull up a chair & join in  :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: sorenhawad on October 31, 2009, 06:39:34 AM
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well as to other I hope all member try to solve my problem well I'm a software
engeneer so if anybody has a problem related to it please try to contcate with
me I tyr to best solve it.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: 1200xl on October 31, 2009, 09:57:11 AM
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My name Soreanhawad today I join today this site for solve my problem as
well as to other I hope all member try to solve my problem well I'm a software
engeneer so if anybody has a problem related to it please try to contcate with
me I tyr to best solve it.
Thanks.

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Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: StarshipUK on October 31, 2009, 11:15:18 AM
Hey AndyRCM.
My name Soreanhawad today I join today this site for solve my problem as
well as to other I hope all member try to solve my problem well I'm a software
engeneer so if anybody has a problem related to it please try to contcate with
me I tyr to best solve it.
Thanks.

Spam:
http://www.elakiri.com/forum/showthread.php?p=5779542#post5779542
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Phu on October 31, 2009, 12:01:23 PM
If that is a bot (as opposed to a particularly annoying human) then its a very weird one.

Assuming that it is, it has the ability to spot exisiting users and reference them in replies, it can in some cases post replies that are related to the thread its posting in, it seems to have a delayed reaction (a day or so between signup and post)....

Also, for a spam bot there seem to be anything being spammed. Just uh... drivel.

I don't know about any of the other admins, but I'm going to let this one go for the moment and see what happens.

-- Richard
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: billdooruk on November 02, 2009, 05:16:26 PM
I'm happy to agree with Phu....Give it a bit of time....any strange post's then remove.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyT on November 02, 2009, 05:38:13 PM
Im half expecting the signature to turn to a link to a dodgy site at some point. R4 DS..... Humm...
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: muguk on November 02, 2009, 07:43:47 PM
Just deleted some more (slightly different from the usual) spammers.

One telling us how to win every hand at blackjack and another telling the world how to succeed using Google AdWords .. zzzzzzzzzzzzzz but at least it's not the usual World of Yawncraft character upgraders :)





Did someone say R4? :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: 1200xl on November 03, 2009, 12:10:04 AM
ace kard ;)
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Post by: Panther on November 03, 2009, 11:03:34 AM

Did someone say R4? :)

Never heard of them, and I would know anything about having three DS's in my house, each with an R4 card, and I certainly wouldn't know about the aforementioned R4's (that I know nothing about), containing any downloaded DS Roms from sites that i know nothing about either  :P
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: The Twins on November 03, 2009, 12:02:31 PM
Can we try and get back on topic please!!!      Introduction to yourselves thread!!!!!
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: ifkz on November 09, 2009, 07:54:49 PM
Hi everyone,

This is only my second post here!  I am a member of several other arcade forums: KLOV, arcadecontrols, digitpress, etc.  I just found out about RCM through a Google search about repairing my Raiden DX board.  Here's hoping I can get it going!  I've been collecting for about two years now, and my local buddies have gotten me a number of arcade machines.  So far my repairs have actually fixed some problems.  I'm getting into more advanced board repair now, it seems.  Here's my VAPS entry for those that are interested:
http://www.klov.com/members/member_detail.php?member_id=387525
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on November 09, 2009, 07:55:37 PM
Welcome! Hope we can be of help on here! ;) Always good to have a new face on here! :)

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: StarshipUK on November 10, 2009, 12:23:35 AM
I just found out about RCM through a Google search about repairing my Raiden DX board.

I hope people do not start finding the RCM site towards the link I posted to that unusual cookbook.

I guess you don't really want to start attracting that type of person :D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on November 10, 2009, 12:35:21 AM
Welcome to RCM ifkz  ;D

You'll be wanting to talk to Womble, if he has stopped drooling over his latest kit aquisition  :D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Womble on November 10, 2009, 01:09:58 AM
You'll be wanting to talk to Womble, if he has stopped drooling over his latest kit aquisition  :D

Less of that now  ;)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on November 10, 2009, 09:43:22 AM
welcome ifkz  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: woody.cool on November 10, 2009, 09:56:37 AM
Welcome to the RCM forum, ifkz.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: SamProffitt on November 19, 2009, 01:32:18 PM
Hi,

My name  is Samantha Proffitt. I only recently got into retro gaming after I was having a dig around in my parents' loft and pulled out an Acertronic console complete with Space Invaders game. I was amazed it still works after all these years.

Currently I own a Sega Master System, a Sega Mega Drive, a SNES, an Amstrad CPsomethingorother (you know the one I mean), a Nintendo Gamecube, the Acertronic and my Nintendo 64. On top of this, my boyfriend owns a PS2 and has the ultra modern PS3.

You guys may remember me as the one with the video camera at the exhibition on sunday.

It should be edited together by tomorrow so I will be able to post it to Andy and let everyone have a look!

Nice to meet you all

Sam Proffitt








Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: 1200xl on November 19, 2009, 01:38:39 PM
welcome aboard, hope you enjoy your stay. We are a pretty friendly and helpful bunch as you probably know already
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on November 19, 2009, 01:40:03 PM
Hi Sam and welcome to RCM  ;D

I saw a few people with a video camera, was it you who interviewed Andy and myself?

Already a nice collection you have, also makes me think - I wonder how long before a PS3 is viewed as 'Retro'  ;)

Can't wait to see the edited video!

Dave
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on November 19, 2009, 01:54:47 PM
Nice one Sam! Welcome to RCM, loved your interviewing skills :)

I look forward to seeing the edited video! Even if I am on it! :) lol!

Andy

Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on November 19, 2009, 01:56:14 PM


I look forward to seeing the edited video! Even if I am on it! :) lol!




No andy's accent again  :P

Hello Sam  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Blackpanther on November 19, 2009, 06:42:31 PM
Hi,

My name  is Samantha Proffitt. I only recently got into retro gaming after I was having a dig around in my parents' loft and pulled out an Acertronic console complete with Space Invaders game. I was amazed it still works after all these years.

Currently I own a Sega Master System, a Sega Mega Drive, a SNES, an Amstrad CPsomethingorother (you know the one I mean), a Nintendo Gamecube, the Acertronic and my Nintendo 64. On top of this, my boyfriend owns a PS2 and has the ultra modern PS3.

You guys may remember me as the one with the video camera at the exhibition on sunday.

It should be edited together by tomorrow so I will be able to post it to Andy and let everyone have a look!

Nice to meet you all

Sam Proffitt

Welcome to the Forum

I remember you bossing the lad around with the camera and making him drop the camera battery outside ;)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: muguk on November 19, 2009, 07:24:00 PM
Is this the lady who had to put up with my barrage of anti-Guitar Hero Beatles rant outside (sorry, if it was you) ... but there was also two other ladies walking around with a video camera and I don't think I upset them (if at all I did) :)

Other than that, welcome to the asylum :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: billdooruk on November 19, 2009, 08:40:48 PM
Welcome on board.

Glad you enjoyed Sunday and hopefully you will join us again  :)

Looking forward to seeing the final cut.

Karl
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: woody.cool on November 23, 2009, 07:30:55 AM
Welcome to the RCM forum, Sam.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: icehawk5555 on December 01, 2009, 08:30:37 PM
Hello i kind of jumped strate in and posted on another part of the site but having a look around i thought really i should say hello.
I found this site from my brother going to your event recently and he found it as some one approached his universities games society. I like gaming and retro gaming but not really been involved in the online scene and mainly keep my gaming to nintendo.
I have at least one of each of these consoles nes, snes, 64, gamecube, wii with various other bits gameboys ect my first console was a mega drive.
 Thanks all
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on December 01, 2009, 08:31:56 PM
Welcome Icehawk5555 - good to have you on here. We are all a friendly bunch on here (normally!) - if you need anything please do ask! :)
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on December 01, 2009, 08:45:24 PM
Welcome to RCM Icehawk5555 :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Blackpanther on December 01, 2009, 09:48:14 PM
Welcome to the forum Icehawk5555

Big fan of the Snes and N64.....some top games on those systems.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: billdooruk on December 02, 2009, 09:49:02 AM
Welcome to RCM Icehawk5555

I too like my consoles and do have a weakness for Nintendo.
I have 2xNes, SNES 1xUK, 1XUSA, N64, Gamecube 1XUK with Game Boy Player, 1XUSA, Gameboy Colour, Gameboy Advance, couple of Game & Watches  :)

Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: woody.cool on December 02, 2009, 10:05:23 AM
Welcome Icehawk5555

The Nintendo stuff is great, I love the NES and SNES ..... there's lots of decent games on both systems.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on December 02, 2009, 10:06:13 AM
Welcome to RCM Icehawk5555  ;D

As you have already gathered, there are a lot of Ninty fans here  8)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: icehawk5555 on December 02, 2009, 03:49:09 PM
Thanks everyone and you can never have to many nintendo fans!
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: billdooruk on January 31, 2010, 03:11:03 PM
Hello all new Members.

Just a quick remember...Please introduce yourselves in this thread - don't worry we don't need a full life story!!!

Please tell us who you are, how you found us and anything else really.

Cheers

Karl
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: rewind on February 05, 2010, 09:32:49 PM
oops - sorry guys, only just noticed this post!  :P

<lifestory>

OK, I'm Tim, from good old Birmingham, and I'm a long term retro enthusiast, although, I confess, not really going back that far. Only 32ish, and the first computer I had was a C64.

I sort of fell into selling games for a living since I got booted out of a 'proper job' a year ago in the so called recession - I'm not bitter, I rather enjoy the late mornings now. Definitely wouldn't be happy going back to a 9-5. Couldn't ask for a better job. Sorry if I'm causing any envy here :)
Oddly, even though I was a software developer for 10 years, then a tester, I find myself doing more development nowadays than I ever did in a job! Funny old world..

Anyway, these days I pick up all sorts of oddities at whatever (top secret!) places I get my games and stuff, which led me to brag on twitter about it, which led me here through one of the members of this forum. I confess that while I'm more into mainstream stuff like the (S)NES or sega consoles, I can't resist a speccy or an MSX when I see it.  Even though I don't sell them. It will be my downfall in the end, I'm sure. LOL.

</lifestory>

So yeah, HI ALL :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: 1200xl on February 05, 2010, 10:10:45 PM
Hi
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: The Twins on February 06, 2010, 08:38:23 AM
hi Rewind,

 Good of you to introduce yourself, need more members to follow suit!

Hope you enjoy your time here.

Linda
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on February 06, 2010, 10:56:30 AM
Hi Rewind,

Sunny Birmingham eh, just down the road, from sunnier Walsall  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: rewind on February 06, 2010, 11:36:35 AM
That's pretty local!! Are all you guys from the midlands area? I've spotted references to leicester and derbyshire...   8)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: The Twins on February 06, 2010, 12:05:48 PM
Andy and I (who started all this off)are from Leicestershire, as are some of the other Admins. We have members and Admins from all over the UK from as far south as Portsmouth to as far north as areas of Scotland. We even have members in USA , Australia and Europe.

Our events are always held in Leicestershire for ease of transporting equipment and setting up, but people come from miles to attend!
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: billdooruk on February 07, 2010, 02:36:18 PM
Welcome Rewind. Glad you joined us. Hope you enjoy :D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on February 09, 2010, 09:23:05 AM
Welcome to RCM rewind :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on February 10, 2010, 11:11:33 AM
PLEASE - WOULD ALL NEW MEMBER SIGN IN HERE PLEASE!

Just give us a little background information and how you found us? Just a few lines will do.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: handbakedarcade on February 15, 2010, 03:11:52 PM
Hi

I'm Tom and live in London. I run the Hand Baked Arcade which install temporary arcade showcases for clubs, pubs and festivals. If you get a chance you can look through some of my work here: www.handbakedarcade.co.uk.

Thanks, Tom
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on February 15, 2010, 04:08:18 PM
Welcome to RCM Tom, hope you have an enjoyable stay! ;) Looks like you have done a few installations!
As you will see from our site - we have now done three open days to the public, always a good laugh!
We have another event coming up in May too!

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: billdooruk on February 15, 2010, 09:59:58 PM
Welcome to RCM Tom.

I'll check your site out when I can but feel free to enjoy us...and our open day  :D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Garfield on February 25, 2010, 09:36:36 PM
Hello I am Ronnie (Bill Doors missus!) finally i have logged on! you will proberly find me loitering in the arcade most days  :P
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on February 25, 2010, 09:38:14 PM
Yeah but . . . that's not your real name . . . it's ***** . . . ;)

Tell everybody the real story . . . :)

Welcome Ronnie - as always lovely to see you! Hope you are keeping well!

A
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: billdooruk on February 25, 2010, 09:51:24 PM
Do I really need to say hello  ???
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: 1200xl on February 25, 2010, 11:03:30 PM
hellooooo
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: porchy on March 07, 2010, 11:01:17 AM
Hello all,
Im Jon living in sunny Cumbria and just turned 30. Once upon a time I had a mighty collection of consoles/computers. Sadly most of the computers had to go due to space limitations at the time. Got a lot more room now so going to be building the collection up again. Have also been collecting arcade PCB's over the last year or so and loving that too.
I found this site after searching for UK retro events. Myself and a likeminded mate will be attending the event in May and thoroughly looking forward to it too.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on March 07, 2010, 11:07:05 AM
Nice one Jon! Always good to see a new face at our events. Look forward to meeting you.
I hope you enjoy your stay on here! ;)

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: porchy on March 07, 2010, 11:12:27 AM
Thanks. Its nice to find a UK based site.
Looking forward to meeting you all
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: 1200xl on March 07, 2010, 11:17:36 AM
Hi, enjoy your stay
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 07, 2010, 03:26:04 PM
Welcome Jon, enjoy the forums & the event :)

Scott
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: namllihs on March 13, 2010, 07:07:56 PM
Hi I'm Steve I found this site via stairwaytohell.com I am interested in all sorts of computing my retro machine is a BBC B.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on March 13, 2010, 07:10:52 PM
Hello Steve,
Good to have you as a member on here. Hope you enjoy the forums. We have a few Acorn guys on here too so I am sure you will feel at home.

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: billdooruk on March 14, 2010, 07:28:37 PM
Welcome Steve.

Enjoy  :D
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Post by: SpaceCadet on March 17, 2010, 06:08:18 PM
Hello all,

I'm Dave and I found my way here via Mug-UK whom I work alongside. I'm into a lot of machines having been a gamer since my ZX81 but mostly play via emulators now. Love my Amiga and C64 stuff as well as the Megadrive.

Anyway I hope to see some of you at upcoming events :)

Cheers
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Post by: Panther on March 17, 2010, 06:14:54 PM
Welcome Dave, I'm sure MugUK will tell you about my snoring  ;D

Spectrum and Amiga person myself, but love all the older machines
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on March 17, 2010, 06:15:46 PM
Hello Dave,
Always good to have new members on here . . . and any friend of Mikes is a friend of mine.
Hope you enjoy the website and look forward to meeting you at our next event in May if you can make it.

Andy
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on March 18, 2010, 08:13:54 AM
Hello Dave and welcome to RCM  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: billdooruk on March 18, 2010, 09:48:57 AM
Just like the others...Welcomt to RCM.

Hope to see you in May  :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 18, 2010, 11:04:36 AM
Welcome to RCM Dave :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Dave_Jones on March 19, 2010, 10:32:16 AM
Welcome to all the new people since I last posted on this thread  :)

Have been insanely busy over the past few months, but now have more time to spend on forums and so forth.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on March 19, 2010, 10:35:04 AM
Welcome back Dave - always good to have you on here! Hope you are keeping well! :)

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: mayhem on March 24, 2010, 04:02:28 PM
hi there.

Nick mayhem real name michael wood. Im very much into my retro gear and have been since i was a child with my first ZX80 wich i still own.

I build arcades that are emulated such as c-macc's and c-macc's 2 wich emulate most of the systems around. I allso play with a few arcades as well and have a vast array of old retro hardware from speccy's , commodore, ti99's so on and so forth.

Erm don't know really what else to say.

Mick
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: The Twins on March 24, 2010, 04:12:46 PM
Welcome to the forums Mick, hope you find your stay useful.
Linda
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: mayhem on March 24, 2010, 04:24:46 PM
thank you i will im more into reading all the repair logs and leaning new tricks of the trade. I allso make and sell water cooled computers as well. I allso make the liquid for water cooled computers wich im building up my business ect ect. but that's another stroy :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: yahj2010 on March 24, 2010, 04:28:01 PM
 :D

hello my name is yahj just call me alice coz my mother gave that nickname to me i dont know why my father gave me a name yahj  ???
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyT on March 24, 2010, 04:38:13 PM
I smell some... (http://www.stopforumspam.com/ipcheck/122.3.31.51)

(http://www.sticksite.com/spam/spam.jpg)
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Post by: retrozoneorg on March 24, 2010, 06:06:05 PM
Hi, I am Dean from London,

I found this website after reading a leaflet left at the Retrovision event in Oxford.

I collect retro computers and game systems and I have a website (retro-zone.org) and a youtube channel (retrozoneorg).


I mostly get a kick out of new developements for old systems so I'm a fan of the homebrew scene. I also like the various upgrades (like Flash Card drives) for the older systems.

I also like the Die Hard movies......... All of them.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on March 24, 2010, 07:51:48 PM
Hello Dean, did we meet at Retrovision then?
Good that the leaflets worked . . . good to have you on here mate.

and I also like ALL of the Die Hard movies . . . I am hoping he does at least one more!

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Basil The Sane on March 24, 2010, 09:23:51 PM
Hi,

I'm Darren, I live in Belper Derbyshire. I've been attending retro events forthe last few years where I discovered RCM and after a couple of visits became a member.

I look forward to attending many more events and enjoy seeing and using the many obscure (and less obscure) retro machines.

 :D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 24, 2010, 09:32:07 PM
Welcome to the RCM forums Darren :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on March 24, 2010, 09:33:57 PM
Welcome Darren hope to see you at the May event  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Blackpanther on March 24, 2010, 09:38:12 PM
Hi, I am Dean from London,

I found this website after reading a leaflet left at the Retrovision event in Oxford.

I collect retro computers and game systems and I have a website (retro-zone.org) and a youtube channel (retrozoneorg).


I mostly get a kick out of new developements for old systems so I'm a fan of the homebrew scene. I also like the various upgrades (like Flash Card drives) for the older systems.

I also like the Die Hard movies......... All of them.

Hi Dean, was wondering when you were going to join the forum :)

Nice to see your here.

Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on March 25, 2010, 10:17:19 AM
Welcome Darren - hope to see you at our next event in May!

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on March 25, 2010, 11:02:08 AM
Welcome to RCM, Darren & Dean.  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: 1200xl on March 25, 2010, 12:41:51 PM
Hi Dean, and welcome.
I tried to brows your site, but my anti-virus detects a worm virus. Anyone else having problems?
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Andrea on March 25, 2010, 03:44:17 PM
Hello! I'm Andrea.

I live in Huntingdon and have very little knowledge or understanding of computers, but I still have my very own original Acorn Master. 8)

It's the machine I wrote my first bespoke piece of software on - a menu driven type casting calculator with a flat file database back end on a 5.25" floppy.  ;D

It's also the machine on which I first played Elite - without a joystick. My first dabble with DOS also happened on this kit.  :-[

Some of the old things in life are still the best, but I don't like to talk about me very much. ;)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyT on March 25, 2010, 03:47:53 PM
Hello! I'm Andrea.

I live in Huntingdon and have very little knowledge or understanding of computers, but I still have my very own original Acorn Master. 8)

It's the machine I wrote my first bespoke piece of software on - a menu driven type casting calculator with a flat file database back end on a 5.25" floppy.  ;D

It's also the machine on which I first played Elite - without a joystick. My first dabble with DOS also happened on this kit.  :-[

Some of the old things in life are still the best, but I don't like to talk about me very much. ;)

You are just down the road from me then! Welcome!  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on March 25, 2010, 03:49:48 PM
Welcome Andrea to RCM  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 25, 2010, 07:33:39 PM
Welcome Andrea, Elite !!! brilliant game 8)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on March 25, 2010, 09:11:55 PM
Andrea,
Excellent to have you on here, I will have to come and visit you.
Hope you enjoy your time on here.

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: billdooruk on March 25, 2010, 11:04:53 PM
Welcome to RCM, Andrea, Darren & Dean. 

Enjoy please  :)

Hopefully see you all in May  ???  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Andrea on March 26, 2010, 06:15:28 PM
Andrea,
Excellent to have you on here, I will have to come and visit you.
Hope you enjoy your time on here.

Andy

Hello Andy!

Yes... You must come to collect a few items - I don't think you need a pantechnicon.
You might need a Road Train!!!!  ;D

-------

Hello and thanks to everyone else for the welcome.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Andy_Hodgson on March 27, 2010, 12:55:02 PM
Thought I better say Hi.  :)

My name is Andy (the one in the back of the picture) and I have a nasty habit of saying the wrong thing and putting my foot in it. I'm also socially awkward around large groups of people, which is the main reason I rarely goto events (even though I buy tickets) ::)

My first computer was the ZX81 but switched to an Acorn Electron and never looked back. I stopped collecting stuff in 1996 but started again in 2003 and I have built up a large collection of Acorn bits & bobs.

I currently work at GamesTek producing new games for PC, Mac, Linux, iPhone & Android which we hope will be out by the end of the year.  :)

My interests are: website design, games, music, building PC's and my family. ;D
I dislike: 3D modelling (bit of a downfall in my profession), people that don't tell you if you upset them (it's easier to resolve problems if people communicate) and facebook (I not want to know every time you play farmville)  :(

So that's me ;)
If I haven't already offended you please say Hi ;D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on March 27, 2010, 01:05:23 PM
Welcome Andy - always good to have other Andys on here! ;)
You have a nice job there working for GamesTek . . . very nice!
Hope you enjoy your time here on RCM - as you can probably already tell, we are a friendly bunch!
Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: ShazS on March 27, 2010, 01:26:33 PM
Hello I am Sharon, AndyRCM's sister . . . for my sins! ;)
I am the one who helps out in the kitchen at the open days, along with our Mum, Tina! ;)
See you at the next show.

Shaz
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: KenB on March 27, 2010, 01:30:30 PM
Hello everybody, I am Kenny, AndyRCM's brother in law, married to SharonB (of course!).
I usually come to the open days with our two sons, Cameron and Elliot.
See you all in May.

Ken
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Post by: AndyRCM on March 27, 2010, 01:31:04 PM
Hello both of you! ;) Good to have you on here.

Andy
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Post by: The Twins on March 27, 2010, 03:38:53 PM
Hello to all the new people, thank you for introducing yourselves!!!
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Post by: Andrea on March 27, 2010, 08:32:51 PM
Hi Dean, and welcome.
I tried to brows your site, but my anti-virus detects a worm virus. Anyone else having problems?

I tried just now...20:29 pm... and my virus/malware detector indicates an infected iframe on Dean's website.

 ???
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Post by: mattyj on March 28, 2010, 10:10:17 PM
Hello my name is Matt, I live & work in Bristol, I am an Electronics Engineer by trade and I attended one of your recent events just last year. I found your website via www.stairwaytohell.com when I was looking for future events to attend. My interest lies with the collection and repair of retro 8 bit machines. I have been collecting for something like 17 years now on and off in-between a major renovation project on my house.
Matt.
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Post by: AndyRCM on March 28, 2010, 10:13:44 PM
Hello Matt, thanks for introducing yourself - always good to see how people found us!
And always good to find people repairing our lovely 8 bit machines! ;)
Hope you enjoy our website and if you need anything please shout (this goes for everybody . . . ;) )

Andy
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Post by: Panther on March 29, 2010, 08:58:46 AM
Hello Andy, Sharon, Kenny & Matt, and everyone else for that matter.

Welcome  ;D
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Post by: Retroman on March 29, 2010, 12:34:56 PM
Hello there RetroFans!

I'm Colin, and found the forum through an email someone sent me regarding my reproduction MK14 project (http://mymk14.co.uk). I started my computing career on this device in the late 1970s, and now dabble in retro-hardware and software. Looking forwards to swapping notes with everyone else on the Forum.

Retroman
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Post by: AndyRCM on March 29, 2010, 12:36:20 PM
Hello Colin,
Another techie - nice one! Welcome to our forums. Hope you enjoy your stay.

Andy
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Post by: Phu on March 29, 2010, 01:00:28 PM
regarding my reproduction MK14 project (http://mymk14.co.uk).

*bows with respect*

I was reading that the other day and wondering how easy/cheap it would be to build such a beast. Where on earth do you get an SC/MP from?

Sadly, cost outweighs usefulness at present. Maybe in a couple of years...

-- Richard
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Post by: cyborgo23 on March 29, 2010, 03:58:51 PM
Hi to all

My name is John Dalrymple, I was brought up using Acorn Electrons, BBCs, Atari ST and Commodore Amigas. I still enjoy dabbling about with retro stuff mostly via emulators.

Cheers

John

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Post by: Retroman on March 29, 2010, 04:19:31 PM
Hi Richard,

Thanks for your kind comments - it was lot of fun building it, and taught me some useful stuff like VHDL. Finding the SC/MP CPU was easy - lots of semiconductor brokers out there who know people with shelves of stuff that has been sitting there since the 1970s and before. Mostly they target long-life product sectors like aerospace, so for the right device no problem. I also got a MK14 chipset (without the MK14 itself) for a knock-down price on Ebay way back.

Have you checked out the PIC14, designed by Karen Orton? Very nice design that emulates a MK14 on a cheap PIC. Couple it with a retro-LED display, and you get something pretty close to the original, but at PIC pricing levels.

My repro was designed to be fun to play with, not cheap. But I do intend to do a cost down version, as my kids all want one. Now, all I need is the time to do it...

I'm also dabbling with 1960s mainframe parts at the moment (IBM SLT) for a bit more of a challenge, but that too is waiting having some time...

Retroman
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Post by: AndyRCM on March 29, 2010, 04:23:26 PM
Hello John, I love emulators too! I use WinUAE (a lot!!!). I do agree you can't beat the real thing but . . . emulators are good! :)
Welcome on board mate - hope you enjoy your stay! ;)
Andy
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Post by: Phu on March 29, 2010, 04:45:34 PM
Welcome John.

Your name rings a bell from somewhere.... have you released software at some point? submitted a listing to a magazine or something?

-- Richard
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Post by: woody.cool on March 29, 2010, 09:20:53 PM
Hi John

I'm a big Amiga fan too. I own quiet a few different models, but still like messing with WinUAE occasionally.

Sorry if I've missed anyone out, hello to all new members.
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Post by: AndyT on March 30, 2010, 01:25:29 PM
hi, i am Emanuel and i am from Romania, i just want to congratulate you for this site, i am glad i found you!Well done!i will be back soon!

Yum yum, more spam.
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Post by: woody.cool on March 30, 2010, 01:36:04 PM
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Title: Hello :o)
Post by: theatticbug on April 04, 2010, 10:24:10 AM
Hi everyone  ;D

The Attic Bug was started by Dave about ten years ago and it all began with a Megadrive... Since then it's grown and grown and grown but when Anna met Dave (four years ago) it wasn't going too well and it was looking like The Attic Bug was set to retire.

Luckily, though, it picked up and we're still here  ;D

Any questions, please feel free to ask!

Anna & Dave
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 04, 2010, 10:48:36 AM
Welcome Anna and Dave ;D Good to see you on here.
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Post by: billdooruk on April 04, 2010, 10:59:44 AM
Welcome to the new people who I've not said hello to.

Hope to see some of you in May
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Post by: AndyRCM on April 04, 2010, 11:10:02 AM
It really is great to have you on here guys! You have made my weekend with the Van! ;)
Welcome to the mad house! :)
Andy
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Post by: Panther on April 04, 2010, 04:34:50 PM
Welcome Anna & Dave  ;D
Title: Hi!
Post by: Computid on April 18, 2010, 12:31:59 AM
Hi all,
       My names Adam and im new around here. Im a volunteer at The National Museum of Computing (http://www.tnmoc.org/) and I run the CrayWiki (http://www.craywiki.com/) Im based in Tring, in the Uk. One of my big hobbies is reverse engineering and 'Hacking' modern mobile devices, consoles etc. e.g. The iPhone, iPad (When I get my hands on one!), Xbox etc.

Just a quick Hello! :P
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Post by: AndyRCM on April 18, 2010, 10:50:30 AM
Welcome Adam, I have heard a lot about you from Simon Hewitt. Good to have you on here. Look forward to meeting you in person.
Regards
Andy
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 18, 2010, 02:20:28 PM
Welcome Adam, hope you enjoy the forums :)
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Post by: rjbutler on April 19, 2010, 12:12:59 PM
Hi guys,

My name is Richard Butler. I live in Cambridge and have had an interest in BBC / Acorn computers for many years (I used to write freeware software for RISC OS). I am now in the process of selling some parts of the collection I have built up over the years as I need the attic space. Quite a lot of my Risc PC software has already been sold, but there is a considerable amount left. I will send out a message via the 'For Sale / Wanted' forum re the items, and of course I welcome all queries and interested buyers. Very reasonable prices - just looking for a good home mainly!

Best wishes,

Richard.
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Post by: GameGavel on April 22, 2010, 09:43:29 PM
Hello everyone,

My name is Mike, I usually go by So Cal Mike in many of the other forums.  I am founder of GameGavel.com a less-expensive alternative to Ebay for gamers.

I am a gamer myself, grew up in the 70's/80's and have had a variety of computers and gaming systems.  Since this is a Retro Computers site I will mention that I started out with a Timex Sinclair 1000 (I am in the USA) and quickly moved onto a C-64 and ultimately to my favorite retro "gaming" computer the Apple IIc.  I loved playing games on the C-64 and Apple IIC, the Timex. . . not so much although I did alot of fun programming on that thing :)

Now I currently have my Apple IIc still hooked up as well as a C-64. I have tons of games for both computers and play them frequently. I have also started collecting full size arcade games and pinball machines.  Living in Southern California I am fortuneate to have weekend swap meets all year long that are a constant source for adding to my retrogaming collections.

Anyway, that is all I have to say.  I will poke my head in here often to see what it happening.

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Post by: AndyRCM on April 22, 2010, 09:47:22 PM
A very warm welcome to Richard and Mike! :)

Take a look at what Richard is selling - very tempted myself with a couple of the bits . . . :)
Mike (GameGavel) will be announcing something very cool soon - please do support him! :) I am sure you will all like it! :)

Andy
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Post by: Panther on April 23, 2010, 08:46:37 AM
Welcome both, I'm sure you'll fit in just fine here  :)
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Post by: blackmaiden on May 16, 2010, 05:42:11 PM
Hi, my name is marcus and i live in nuneaton. I have met a few members today at the Open day in coalville. Great day loved some of the computers etc... reminds me of my house. LOL
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Post by: 1200xl on May 16, 2010, 09:14:44 PM
Hi marcus, hope you enjoy your time here. Don't forget to post ;D
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Post by: billdooruk on May 16, 2010, 10:13:29 PM
Welcome Marcus    :D

Not sure if i spoke to you or not...so many people, so much to do.

Enjoy our site and see you at the next one  ;D

Karl
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Post by: blackmaiden on May 16, 2010, 10:34:21 PM
Def. post and come along again just wish i had bought some stuff along with me. Will sort some hardware etc.. for the next one. And thanks for a great day.
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Post by: Link1973 on May 17, 2010, 08:24:23 AM
Hi my names Rich Harris, i live in Linton near Swadlincote Derbyshire. I found about the RCM by visiting various retro games sites on the net.
     My love for games started with my beloved spectrum 48k then c64 followed by atari st and then into various games consoles. I have just re-aquired a spectrum and c64 also a woody atari and even a turbo graffix. My son Steven who is 10, came to the RCM event in Swannington on the 16th of May and thoroughly enjoyed himself as he is a bit of a retro lover. FANTASTIC
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Post by: Panther on May 17, 2010, 08:39:02 AM
Hi to both Marcus and Rich, hope you really enjoyed the event, and keep coming back to RCM  :)
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on May 17, 2010, 11:00:28 AM
Hi Marcus & Rich, thanks for joining our lively forums, all things retro are loved (and talked about) here :)

Enjoy browsing the site and hopefully see you at future events.

Dave
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Post by: MaxHall on May 17, 2010, 11:49:02 AM
Hiya,

Max Hall here, attended the event yesterday, and really enjoyed.

I am a record producer, remixer, retro gamer, part of the c64 scene, am from Derbyshire...

Keep me posted of further events!


All the best
Max
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Post by: jimbob005 on May 17, 2010, 11:43:12 PM
welcome max nice to see new ppl here and the rest of you iv now said hi to

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Post by: Scarlettkitten on May 18, 2010, 11:16:12 AM
Welcome Max, Nice to meet you at the event, always good to see another Manic Miner fan 8)
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Post by: MaxHall on May 18, 2010, 11:24:53 AM
Cheers scarlett, yeah good to meet you, yeah been a fan of MM since it came out, and still cant complete it! lol got as far as the telephone level at the event, and my GF got further than that! (she kicked my arse!) lol
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Post by: Panther on May 18, 2010, 11:51:43 AM
Hi Max,

I find I get too impatient with Manic Miner and try rushing the levels and die repeatedly !! still a great game though
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on May 19, 2010, 11:26:22 AM
Welcome Max, great to hear you had a good time at the event.  ;D
 I didn't try Manic Miner this time around but found my skills had deserted me when playing beeb Chuckie Egg  ;D
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Post by: MaxHall on May 19, 2010, 12:30:32 PM
Thanks for the very warm welcome. . .

All the best
Max
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Post by: billdooruk on May 19, 2010, 05:32:18 PM
Welcome Max

Enjoy the site.

At the end of the show Sunday we put the Spectrum onto the projector and Andy tried Manic Miner...Amazing to watch.
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Post by: Phu on May 19, 2010, 08:45:52 PM
ZX Galaxians on the ZX81 would have been more amusing...

Pixels you can measure... ;)

-- Richard
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Post by: AndyRCM on May 19, 2010, 08:47:21 PM
I think we ought to try that . . . ZX81 . . . 3D Defender / 3D Monster Maze etc etc . . . ;) Nice!
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Post by: Panther on May 20, 2010, 08:30:59 AM
3D Monster Maze on a big screen in the dark would be well wicked  8)
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Post by: AndyRCM on May 20, 2010, 08:55:37 PM
I think maybe (me included) ought to get this back on topic . . . ;)
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Post by: Greg on May 25, 2010, 08:41:58 PM
Hello Andy and all the other many retro computer buffs!

Thank you for visiting me today at my workplace. Was great to see you.

Just to introduce myself formally;
I'm REALLY into my ancient Acorn Electron, but I enjoy almost anything retro, especially stuff I was into or admired as a child. I still have all my electronic games for example - nice!

My Electron has LOADS of original games and apps. It's connected to a standard CRT TV via a BBC Micro RGB-SCART lead. The picture quality is fantastic! Almost like using a Microvitec Cub monitor again!! My son (13) enjoys type-ins and he's amazed at the results of his labours; a joy that's largely missing from today's computing.

Looking forward to visiting you and your wondrous collection soon.

Kindest regards from Greg!
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Post by: AndyRCM on May 25, 2010, 08:44:40 PM
Greg,
No problem mate - thank YOU for the superb donations!
When you said a few games for the NES . . . phew didn't realise you meant 60! :)
It is always good to have new people on here to join in with our banter.
Please do enjoy yourself on here - if you need anything please shout! ;)

Andy
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on May 25, 2010, 10:15:52 PM
Welcome Greg, enjoy the forum :)
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Post by: billdooruk on May 25, 2010, 10:27:02 PM
Welcome Greg,

Andy came round mine after collecting from you and I can confirm how great the donations are....Thank you very much.

Look forward to meeting you...Enjoy the site

Karl
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Post by: Greg on May 25, 2010, 10:56:02 PM
Thank you for making me feel so welcome Andy, Scarlettkitten and Karl.

What a splendid bunch of lovely people you are :-)

All the best for now.

Greg
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on May 26, 2010, 08:31:22 AM
Welcome to the forums Greg  :)

60 carts!  :o  Thats a fantastic donation thank you.

Hopefully see you at the next event for plenty of retro banter!

Dave
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Post by: Greg on May 26, 2010, 08:45:15 AM
Hello Dave,

Ahh yes, amongst those 60 carts is a real gem (well lots of gems actually); Bubble Bobble in particular is a superb arcade conversion.

I notice from your sig that you have an affection for Bub and Bob!!!!! You don't get much cooler than that!!!!!

Greg
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Post by: AndyRCM on May 26, 2010, 08:47:12 AM
Damn! We were trying to hide that from him! LOL!
It is one of Dave (PhoenixTLB) and mine favourite games ever! ;)

A
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on May 26, 2010, 09:03:33 AM
*Drool*  ;D

Another console version we can lose a day on then Andy  ;D
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Post by: muguk on May 26, 2010, 12:35:01 PM
Welcome to the nuthouse Greg!

Here's an RCM compo using Bubble Bobble - separate from the main one if that's Bomberman - two-player co-op on Bubble Bobble.  Highest score in 5 minutes (if not dead).  But wondering how I can die spectularly quickly in Bubble Bobble as I do so well in Bomberman.... and what prize I'd have to give myself.
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Post by: Panther on May 26, 2010, 12:52:07 PM
Hi Greg,

Welcome to the madhouse of RCM  ;D
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Post by: DBloke on May 27, 2010, 07:32:16 AM
Do I need to introduce my self?

(http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/7194/elloaml3.gif)
Im that ther bloke at the last event with the camera and troll like looks
Owner of
(http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/8193/darkprinnycomclickji8.gif) (http://darkprinny.com/default.aspx)
and a Moaning sod (updated Fridays) (http://moaningsod.blogspot.com/)

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Post by: Panther on May 27, 2010, 09:03:55 AM
Howdy DarkPrinny (oh no not another Mike  ;D), how did I miss you at the open day ?  :-\
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on May 27, 2010, 09:12:19 AM
Welcome to Da Nuthouse DP  ;D
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Post by: DBloke on May 27, 2010, 09:22:16 AM
Howdy DarkPrinny (oh no not another Mike  ;D), how did I miss you at the open day ?  :-\
So is my clone running round on here then?

THERE SHALL BE ONLY ONE MIKE D!!!
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Post by: Panther on May 27, 2010, 09:48:39 AM


THERE SHALL BE ONLY ONE MIKE D!!!


Mike D & Mike Mee, both members of RCM, it's a conspiracy !!!  ;D
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Post by: AndyRCM on May 27, 2010, 10:06:51 AM
Welcome DPrinny . . . ;)

A
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Post by: jimbob005 on May 27, 2010, 02:44:41 PM
hi all and welcome
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Post by: Lenitas on May 28, 2010, 04:23:48 PM
Hi, I'm Marleen, and I've been posting at the retro gamer forums (a bit) and been to Retro Rewind in April. I found the website when my friend Liam sent me a link :)
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Post by: AndyRCM on May 28, 2010, 04:25:46 PM
Hello Marleen, good to have you on here. Hope you enjoy yourself - We are a friendly bunch! :)
and thanks to Liam - is he a member on here, if so, what is his username???

Andy
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Post by: Lenitas on May 28, 2010, 04:41:44 PM
Thanks Andy :)
Uh - I don't think so actually. If he is, then probably under the name of "equinoxe".
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Post by: Dave_Jones on May 29, 2010, 09:40:12 AM
Hello to all newcomers since I last posted on here, with apologies for not being on here more often to give proper greetings.
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Post by: acidburn7683 on June 01, 2010, 10:32:04 AM
Hi there, I'm acidburn7683 but please call me Scott  ;)

I live in a small village in Leicestershire called Sapcote, I'm 26 soon to be 27 on the 7th of June  >:(

I suppose I got into the whole arcade scene back in the late 80's / early 90's when we used to visit the arcades on our holidays to Saltfleet a little village a few miles away from Mablethorpe.  Saltfleet had a small amusements that was mainly used for bingo.  I remember playing such games as Michael Jacksons Moonwalker, Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles, 1942 and Continental Circus, just to mention a few, when we drove to the surrounding seaside towns like Mablethorpe, Cleethorpes and ingoldmells there were plenty more machines to spend my pocket money on.....moving forward another 15 or so years I started to buy retro consoles from the local carboot sale (Croft Carboot) it was great to re-live my youth and play on the consoles that I used to own as a lad so then I thought how much fun would it be to have my very own arcade machine something that when I was younger I thought only millionaires could afford!  I had tinkered about with MAME a little in the past so naturally it wasn't long until I stumbled on JAMMA I then joined the Jamma+ and Arcade Otaku forums and since talking to members of these forums I have learned alot but still have much to learn I've had and sold a few machines.

Machines I've had and sold:

BAS 25" JAMMA CAB
Video Maker 19" Jamma Cab
OK Baby Japanese Candy Cab Jamma
SEGA New Astro City Japanese Candy Cab

Cabs that I currently own:

Blue Video Wizard Jamma Cab I've installed a Mame PC / JPAC / ArcadeVGA
Orange Video Wizard which I have installed  a 22" Lcd Screen and a 60-in-1 PCB
Dedicated Sega OutRun Mini arcade machine (Purchased from a local collecter Chris aka (Bods)
this machinerequired a little bit of restoring but now looks fantastic!!

Machines I want:

SEGA  Afterburner upright
SEGA Space Harrier Upright or sitdown deluxe
SEGA OutRun Sitdown Deluxe
Nintendo Donkey Kong dedicated Cocktail or Upright

Well I look forward to speaking to you all any questions just give me a shout! I will try and get some pictures up soon!!   ;D






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Post by: AndyRCM on June 01, 2010, 10:40:09 AM
Nice one Scott - thank you for introducing yourself. Always good to have new members on board! especially ones that love Arcade machines. As you can probably tell from the posts on these forums we are a friendly bunch! Hope you enjoy yourself on here! ;)

Andy
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on June 01, 2010, 10:46:00 AM
Welcome Marleen & Scott, glad to have you on board  ;D
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Post by: billdooruk on June 01, 2010, 01:20:29 PM
Welcome Scott.

Enjoy us!!! I think you'll like some of Wombles repair logs  :)

Karl
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Post by: porchy on June 01, 2010, 04:15:08 PM
Welcome Scott, nice to see another arcade nut joining
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Post by: TMC on June 03, 2010, 02:50:32 PM
Hi RCM and retro lovers,

Iam Arthur van Dam aka TMC from Venlo from The Netherlands. Iam an retro lover since years. Love to collection computers / consoles. Iam also active in the demoscene for more then 12 years. I have srtarted with C64 and Amig. Now a days iam using my macmini and laptop macbook. Iam looking forward to attend the next Retro event in oktober. Ok greetz everybody.

Greetings, Arthur van dam aka TMC
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on June 03, 2010, 03:35:44 PM
Great to catch you on here Arthur  ;D

It would be superb to meet you in October  8)

Dave
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Post by: AndyRCM on June 03, 2010, 04:37:24 PM
Arthur - great to finally have you on here mate - look forward to seeing you in October! ;)
Should be a great event! :)

Andy
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Post by: billdooruk on June 03, 2010, 08:35:34 PM
Welcome Arthur....Enjoy  :D

Hopefully see you soon  :)
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Post by: MatKing on June 05, 2010, 10:15:11 AM
Hi Everyone,

My name is Mat and here's a bit about me... Long time ago as a kid my first computer was a ZX81 and pretty soon I figured out that the best way to have fun with it was to write my own programs. I picked up BASIC easily enough but soon found that there's a limit to what you can do in BASIC in 1k of ram so moved on to Z80 code to squeeze the most out the machine. I even managed to write my own simple version of space invaders in 1k !

Anyway the reason I joined the forum is that I am trying to track down anyone who remembers the Colour Genie User Group from the 80's. The Colour Genie was my second computer and again I ended up writing most of the programs for it myself. The user group had a magazine called Chewing Gum (I kid you not!) and I had some articles and programs published in it. I say 'published' with caution here as it probably had a readership of about 12 people :)

Anyway sadly I no longer have either the ZX81 or the Colour Genie (although I do have my first laptop, a Twinhead from around '92, I'll post a picture when I get a minute).

Cheers !
Mat
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Post by: billdooruk on June 05, 2010, 08:50:20 PM
Welcome Mat

I hope someone can help you.

Enjoy us  :D

Karl
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Post by: felicemaggie on June 07, 2010, 07:26:52 PM
Well, guess I'd better introduce myself ...

I'm Richard, have been involved with home computers and what became the retro scene since the age of 12 when my parents bought me a Spectrum. Went through an upgrade route via an Amstrad CPC 6128 to the Atari ST and also had an Amiga for a while as well (had both systems running side by side for a while). I got a Falcon030 in the early nineties and became involved with writing articles for diskmags on the ST demoscene such as Maggie and Alive (http://alive.atari.org). I also write for Low Res magazine as well, which can be viewed at http://lowresmag.wordpress.com, some of my articles should be appearing from Issue 4 onwards.

I'm in contact with a lot of people within the demoscene at large, knowing people such as Sir Garbagetruck, Nosfe (hopefully those two will make it to a Sundown party at some point) and a lot of others who I have met at Alternative Party, which has been held in Helsinki, Finland, since 1998 during most years.

My wife and I, along with my best man and our bridesmaid had the chance to visit the RCM day which was held back in November 2009 and we certainly enjoyed it a lot. We unfortunately were otherwise engaged for the recent one but do definitely plan to make it again.

Cheers,

Rich.
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Post by: Fatal Swan on June 07, 2010, 08:37:10 PM
Another newcomer here...

I'm not an expert by any means - dabbled in a few old systems and consoles as a youngster... Well, clearing out my folks' attic the other day I unearthed my old Tatung Einstein. I quite fancied a go again, but alas, the video cable is missing. Everything else seems intact. I'd love ideally a) someone to tell me where I can source one from, or if not, b) an enthusiast to give me a little money for it and promise to give it a good home (if I can bear to part with it, that is). I even have the mystical 'Speculator', which might be of interest ;)

Anyway, I guess I should post this request on the relevant board... Cheers
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Post by: AndyT on June 07, 2010, 08:39:39 PM
Another newcomer here...

I'm not an expert by any means - dabbled in a few old systems and consoles as a youngster... Well, clearing out my folks' attic the other day I unearthed my old Tatung Einstein. I quite fancied a go again, but alas, the video cable is missing. Everything else seems intact. I'd love ideally a) someone to tell me where I can source one from, or if not, b) an enthusiast to give me a little money for it and promise to give it a good home (if I can bear to part with it, that is). I even have the mystical 'Speculator', which might be of interest ;)

Anyway, I guess I should post this request on the relevant board... Cheers

You can use a BBC scart cable if you set the jumpers correctly inside the machine. Jumper configuration is in the manual. If you don't have the manual, I can scan that page for you.

Btw, welcome! :)
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Post by: AndyRCM on June 07, 2010, 08:40:40 PM
. . . . nice one guys! Rich I already know and have met a couple of times at least!

and Fatal Swan . . . as much as it pains me as I would love to take the Tatung Einstein for RCM . . . I think maybe Richard (Phu) could make you a cable . . . :(

both of you welcome on board! ;)

Andy
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Post by: Fatal Swan on June 07, 2010, 09:05:58 PM
Cheers guys! I'e taken my einstein video cable question to a relevant thread: http://retrocomputermuseum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1613.0
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Post by: billdooruk on June 08, 2010, 08:05:27 AM
Welcome to Fatal Swan & Richard
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on June 08, 2010, 09:38:24 AM
Welcome both  ;D
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Post by: MaxHall on June 11, 2010, 11:04:39 AM
Hi RCM and retro lovers,

Iam Arthur van Dam aka TMC from Venlo from The Netherlands. Iam an retro lover since years. Love to collection computers / consoles. Iam also active in the demoscene for more then 12 years. I have srtarted with C64 and Amig. Now a days iam using my macmini and laptop macbook. Iam looking forward to attend the next Retro event in oktober. Ok greetz everybody.

Greetings, Arthur van dam aka TMC


Hey Art! Welcome to the retro Forum!!!

Cu in october..
Max
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Post by: Greg on June 13, 2010, 10:44:46 PM
The Colour Genie was my second computer...

Wow! A Colour Genie. I remember "testing" one thoroughly over several weekends (before eventually getting an Electron) back in late 1983.

I remember VERY well playing Donkey Kong and PacMan on it. Funny things I recall, the sprite for the pacman was HUGE!

A nice machine that deserved to be more successful than it was.

Greg
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Post by: Phu on June 14, 2010, 09:57:16 AM
We had a Colour Genie at the open day in May, and we'll have it at VCF/Bletchley Park too.

I'm sure it'll make another appearance in the autumn as well.

Jet Set Billy (Manic Miner clone) went down very well, even if nobody managed to get past level 1.

-- Richard
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Post by: Curlytop on June 20, 2010, 06:18:52 PM
Hello folks.

I'm Paul from Cardiff, just joined up after a highly enjoyable visit to the Vintage Computer Fair at Bletchley Park (aka BP aka Station X) at the weekend. I'm now into PC's but have grown up through TRS-80 Model 1 (donated) and Amstrad CPC464. I'm a programmer by profession, but dealing with the serious aspects of computing rather than games.

Oes arall yma o Gymru?
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Post by: porchy on June 20, 2010, 06:26:09 PM
Hello folks.

I'm Paul from Cardiff, just joined up after a highly enjoyable visit to the Vintage Computer Fair at Bletchley Park (aka BP aka Station X) at the weekend. I'm now into PC's but have grown up through TRS-80 Model 1 (donated) and Amstrad CPC464. I'm a programmer by profession, but dealing with the serious aspects of computing rather than games.

Oes arall yma o Gymru?

welcome Paul. its a little quiet round here at the moment as most of the members seem to be at BP but enjoy your stay, good group of people on here.

Jon
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Post by: The Twins on June 20, 2010, 06:30:24 PM

welcome Paul. its a little quiet round here at the moment as most of the members seem to be at BP but enjoy your stay, good group of people on here.

Jon

I'm still here, doing the Admin!!

Welcome to the mad house Paul.
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Post by: porchy on June 20, 2010, 06:48:24 PM

welcome Paul. its a little quiet round here at the moment as most of the members seem to be at BP but enjoy your stay, good group of people on here.

Jon

I'm still here, doing the Admin!!

Welcome to the mad house Paul.
thats no good but im sure he will bring you a present back  :D
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Post by: fromwithin on June 20, 2010, 06:50:47 PM
Hello.

I'm Mike, and I'm sitting at Bletchley station waiting for the train after the Vintage Computer Festival. It was very nice to meet you guys and great to see someone preserving what is, in essence, the European history of home computing and computer games.

I say this because I consistently see our history being overwritten by the U.S.A.'s version of events. I've heard mention a couple of times in national newspapers on the subject about the "video games crash of 1984", which, of course, never happened here as the vast majority had C64s and Spectrums, not Ataris and Intellivisions. Even after that, it was STs and Amigas here, not NESs and Master Systems. And yet, U.K. and European computer gaming defined so much of what we know as the game industry today. For example, I once gave a presentation to a team at Rockstar San Diego, where 11 out of the 14 people in the room were British. The bedroom coders of the 80s and 90s have spread far and wide across the industry enabling some of all-time great game franchises. That couldn't have happened had they not started messing with their home computers all those years ago.

So I definitely wish for every success in getting real funding for the museum and preserving the history of the computer and video games, rather than just video games.

A bit about myself:
I started by using my next-door neighbours spectrum, then having a Commodore 64 for a few glorious years before moving onto the Amiga where I stayed for a long, long time. On the Amiga I started writing music with Soundtracker and ended being asked to do music for some games for a local company after giving out some music disks at a weekly computer club. Last Ninja 2 on the Amiga was the first game that I worked on. Thanks to another friend from the same club who got a job there, I got to do the music for a Psygnosis game (Bill's Tomato Game) and then got a job as a tester/evaluator at Psygnosis after college. Six months later I was doing music and sound effects full-time. And there I stayed for the next 7 years or so, having a hand somewhere in most stuff that was released during that period (1992 onwards); always composing with Bars & Pipes on my Amiga (a practice that continued until about 2 years ago when my Amiga hard drive died).

Due to being an Amiga die-hard, the Amiga heritage got me into buying an Atari Lynx, which remains the only console that I've ever actually paid money for.

I now run a game company called Playbox with a friend.

And that's me. I'll try to dig out the gear that I mentioned at VCF for donation next weekend.
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Post by: muguk on June 20, 2010, 07:48:35 PM
Welcome to you both - more new blood (and donations) are always welcome :)
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Post by: The Twins on June 20, 2010, 08:01:06 PM
Welcome Mike (fromwithin), another mike joining US! It will soon be the Andy and Mike Show witha ll the Andy's and Mike's we have on board.
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Post by: din100 on June 20, 2010, 09:32:14 PM
Hi I have visited you guys at Vintage Computer Festival , It was fun playing with all the retro consoles at one place
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Post by: Panther on June 21, 2010, 07:00:22 AM
Hello to all newbies to the forum, I hope you enjoy your time on the forum, and return to see whats happening at RCM.

RCM is dedicated to not only preserving computer history & gaming, but also to ensure that future generations enjoy the machines & games as much as most of us did.
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Post by: billdooruk on June 21, 2010, 10:08:21 AM
Welcome to the three newest members of RCM.

I think I may have spoke to you all :)

Enjoy us..feel free to post as much as you want....that's what we are all about  ;D

Karl (billdooruk)
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on June 21, 2010, 10:23:02 AM
Hello to all new members, thank you for taking the time to sign up, you'll find us a friendly lot who love nothing more than to chat retro  ;D

Dave
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Post by: Twilighte on June 21, 2010, 10:10:37 PM
Hi, i'm Jonathan and i usually frequent the Defence Force Oric Forums.
I like everything Oric. I code games for it, have done demos in the past for it, love doing music for it but my all time favourite thing is doing graphics for it and pushing the boundaries.
I wrote Zebulon, Magnetix, ZipnZap, Pulsoids and a whole heap of music and graphic utilities.I also used to be the proud owner of 5 Pheonix's, an R&D version of an Oric CP/M extension card.

On the hardware side i own 4 Atmos's, 1 Oric1, 1 Microdisc interface for Oric, couple of joystick interfaces, C64, 1541 Disk drives, etc.

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Post by: AndyRCM on June 21, 2010, 10:12:32 PM
Welcome Jonathan - it was good to meet you at the VCF. Thanks for showing me some amazing stuff on the Oric! ;)

Andy
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on June 21, 2010, 11:11:53 PM
Welcome Jonathan  ;D

I think I heard Billdooruk hit the floor as he feinted  ;)
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Post by: Jellybeanz on June 22, 2010, 10:33:52 AM
Hello,

My name is Clare, I am the Derby Linux User Group "LUG Master" (http://derbylug.org.uk) I heard about the Retro Computer Museum at VCF 2010. It was so good to see some of the computers I used to play on as a kid and have the chance to play on them again.

I look forward to talking to you

Clare
(aka Jellybeanz)
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Post by: Panther on June 22, 2010, 12:02:45 PM
hi Clare and Jonathan, welcome to the world of RCM.
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Post by: billdooruk on June 22, 2010, 01:09:06 PM
Welcome both.

It was good to speak to you both over the weekend.

See you soon

Karl
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Post by: porchy on June 23, 2010, 09:22:20 PM
Loads of new members recently. Great to see this forum community growing and at a decent speed too.
Title: Greetings
Post by: Lancslad43 on June 27, 2010, 01:03:25 PM
Hi Everyone

My name is Glyn and I'm a 52 year old IT fossil living in Leicester.

I found the RCM whilst searching for information on the second computers I worked on the Rank Xerox Sigma V back in the mid 70's.

I've been in IT since 1975, starting as a computer operator on Honeywell DDP516 minis, then the Rank Xerox Sigma V then I moved into programming in assembler and Fortran 4 on ICL2960 and 2966, Vax 11-780 & 785 and Data General Nova 3 with a Megatek 7000 graphics system before moving on to the more modern stuff.
I'm still in IT as a database manager/development specialist at a large private boarding school and have the honour of being a Fellow of the Institute of Analaysts and Programmers.

Was great having a chat with Andy earlier when he called to pickup my old Pet 8032, I know it's now got a good home and will be preserved for the future :)

Keep up the great work, these machines need champions before they all disappear.
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Post by: muguk on June 27, 2010, 03:52:01 PM
Nice one .. and welcome aboard.

If you're a fossil at 52, some of us are just hitting 40 or so .. wonder what that makes us? :)

OK there are some 'babes in arms' on here who've yet to hit 25 but the majority of are semi-fossils :)
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Post by: AndyRCM on June 27, 2010, 04:24:50 PM
Glyn,
Good to meet you earlier mate - a massive thank you for the Pet (lovely machine indeed and in very good condition!).
Hope you enjoy your time on here, we are a friendly bunch as you no doubt have already seen! :)
Speak to you soon.

Andy
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Post by: billdooruk on June 27, 2010, 10:05:43 PM
Welcome Glyn.

Thank's for the donation too  :D
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on June 27, 2010, 11:06:09 PM
Welcome to RCM Glyn and thank you for the superb donation of a PET  ;D

Oh and at 41 I don't think of myself as a fossil yet, more 'nicely preserved'  ;D

Dave
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Post by: Renegadeviking on June 28, 2010, 06:22:03 AM
I'm from WisconsinLinux (http://wisconsinlinux.org) and I stalked Womble and Panther. I'm a Republican activist like Sideshow Bob! Don't mind me, I say the M or C word a lot.
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Post by: AndyRCM on June 28, 2010, 07:47:18 AM
Welcome to RCM, Renegadeviking! Good to have you on here. ;)
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Post by: Panther on June 28, 2010, 10:37:54 AM
Hi there RV, how did you find us  ;D

And welcome Glyn, I love the Pet's, great machines
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Post by: Renegadeviking on June 29, 2010, 01:49:12 PM
Womble's photobucket

....-2 Kudos..  Marxism is far left.  We had social security by FDR, and Clinton was socialist.    If you seen "The Bamboo Prision" you'll realize that all the Americans called the Communists "progressive" much like the Democratic Party now-a-days.  Now, Prof. Obama didn't exactly get his communist in the senate and House, so he created Czars to make him feel normal. Then there is the EPA full of Green Party (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eco-socialism) members.  The White House can be Socially Liberal, and Fiscally Marxist.  The Marxist in government could be all crazed Korea/Nam vets (Stockholm syndrome).   http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=27592



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Post by: LittleJackie on July 02, 2010, 11:31:28 AM
Hi my name is Jackie......i went to the last RCM open day at Coalville and had a great day playing on all the old consoles and games!! I attended the open day at Bletchley Park too and really enjoyed myself there.....was a great day out!! Was nice to meet Andrew again, Karl and the rest of the RCM guys. I've always been abit of a gamer loving the platform type of games the most. Since being with my B.F who has a big collection of retro stuff i've been able to re-live and enjoy the retro gaming again.

See you all again soon
Jackie
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Post by: AndyRCM on July 02, 2010, 11:34:28 AM
Welcome Jackie! :)
I wondered how long it would be before we would have you on here! :) I hope you enjoy yourself.
Fancy a game of Manic Miner? ;)

Andy
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 02, 2010, 11:51:15 AM
Welcome Jackie, so glad you had a great time at our last event, also at Bletchley Park, both were very busy but immense fun  ;D
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Post by: MaxHall on July 02, 2010, 11:59:35 AM
Welcome Jackie, ZX speccy gaming session laterz!!!

Max
xx
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Post by: LittleJackie on July 02, 2010, 12:06:06 PM
Lol thanks Andy....you all finally got me here  at last :) and as for a game of Manic Miner....your on lol. Don't forget a game of Dropzone aswel  ;)

Thanks PhoenixTLB....i had a great time at both events...did alot of gaming lol. Look forward to the next one!

Max you so know!! Bring it on lol. Arcade and ZX Spectrum fun laters!! Hehe stroll on xxx

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Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 02, 2010, 12:07:31 PM
Stay away from Dropzone .... it's my game I tell you ... mine ... mineeeee  ;D
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on July 02, 2010, 12:19:45 PM
Yeah you're really good at Dropzone Dave ::) Oh and while I'm at it Soul Calibur too ;D

Welcome to RCM Jackie :)
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Post by: QLvsJAGUAR on July 02, 2010, 05:10:53 PM
Hi,
my name is Urs. I’m Swiss and Retro Computing & Gaming is one of my hobbies. I started my computing career back in 1985 with a Sinclair ZX81 followed by a Sinclair QL in early 1986. I’m somehow infected by the QL “virus” as I’m still with this system (in retro terms). In 1995 I’ve bought my ATARI JAGUAR which is my second retro love. I’m an active member of QUANTA (the QL’s User Group) and maintain several websites under the label QLvsJAGUAR.

Happy retro days!
Urs
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QLvsJAGUAR - Much more than retro - always remember: QL forever!
Website: http://www.qlvsjaguar.homepage.bluewin.ch (http://www.qlvsjaguar.homepage.bluewin.ch)
Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/QLvsJaguar (http://www.youtube.com/user/QLvsJaguar)
Picture gallery: http://cid-c250d8748980ce5a.photos.live.com/albums.aspx (http://cid-c250d8748980ce5a.photos.live.com/albums.aspx)
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Post by: Phu on July 02, 2010, 05:23:06 PM
Welcome to RCM QLvsJAGUAR :)

The QL is a fine machine, though somewhat flawed by the 68008 processor.

QUANTA - Ql Users ANd Tinkerers Assocation, if I remember correctly?

-- Richard
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 02, 2010, 05:26:51 PM
Welcome Urs  ;D
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Post by: AndyRCM on July 02, 2010, 05:35:42 PM
Welcome Urs! :)
Always good to have international members - great to have you on here!
How did you find us?

Andy
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Post by: IlTimido on July 02, 2010, 09:39:34 PM
Hi,
Long time ago, on Facebook, I was looking for "Andrew Spencer" the programmer of International Soccer for Commodore 64 but instead of him, I found your Andrew Spencer :-)
By talking with him I discovered RCM.

This evening I logged in because I wanted to post on "OFF TOPIC" a small news about my brand new frontend for Commodore 64.
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Post by: AndyRCM on July 02, 2010, 10:24:28 PM
Welcome IlTimido! :)
I remember you asking me about International Soccer - I really wish I had of written that - a superb game indeed.
I love your new frontend for the C64 . . . great work! :)

Andy
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Post by: Panther on July 03, 2010, 09:25:53 AM
Welcome newbies, enjoy your time at RCM  :)
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Post by: billdooruk on July 03, 2010, 10:30:31 AM
Welcome to the newest members of RCM  :)

Glad to have you on here. Enjoy  ;D
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 03, 2010, 11:25:30 AM
Welcome IlTimido, thats a superb frontend you have created  ;D
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Post by: Farseer on July 04, 2010, 09:27:13 AM
Hi
I'm really pleased to have found this forum. I've just retired (which gives away my age) and I've always been into computers. My first one was a Netronics Cosmac Elf 2 - you got a large pcb and a bag of chips and you had to solder them in yourself - it had 256bytes (not Ks  :D) of memory. Then a ZX80, a ZX81 and a Jupiter Ace, which you programmed in Forth. My computing then moved to work where we had one of the first Apricot XI-10s, which I kept running for 20 years. The only one I have kept is an Amstrad NC100 Notepad (great name), which I used to write part of a book I self-published. Now I have found you I will try to get it working again.

Brian

www.secalis.co.uk
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Post by: Dave_Jones on July 04, 2010, 09:55:00 AM
Hello Farseer, and welcome  :)
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Post by: The Twins on July 04, 2010, 10:01:04 AM
Welcome Farseer (how did you find us?) and all the other new members.

Hope you enjoy it here.
Linda
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Post by: Farseer on July 04, 2010, 07:23:05 PM
Thank you. I found the website after watching the BBC Click program on the Vintage Computer Show. I'll let you know how I get on with the NC100.

Brian
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Post by: billdooruk on July 04, 2010, 10:38:08 PM
Welcome Farseer.

Glad you saw us on Click

Karl
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Post by: MaxHall on July 05, 2010, 12:55:06 PM
Welcome Farseer...
Nice one....great introduction...

All the best
Max

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Post by: Panther on July 05, 2010, 01:48:03 PM
Welcome Brian,

Nice to see that Click is bringing people onto the forum  :)
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Post by: Shearer85 on July 06, 2010, 03:44:12 PM
Hi i'm Andrew from Dumfries in Scotland. I work as a computer repair technician at Kilco International Chemicals, i've always had a big interest in computers old and new (which annoys my girlfriend as these are all over the house)  ;D i found this site while doing a web search for Commodore, im glad there is a place like this that keeps these classic machines  :)

p.s mite have some systems to donate myself if i can part with any haha
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 06, 2010, 03:51:39 PM
Welcome Andrew to RCM, your amongst a lot of Commodore fans here  ;D
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Post by: AndyRCM on July 06, 2010, 04:03:35 PM
and also quite a few Andrews . . . welcome Andrew! :)
I hope you like our website and forums - we try to be a friendly bunch! :)

Andy
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Post by: retDrew on July 07, 2010, 07:25:24 AM
Hi im grace and i learned this site from dbfinteractive.
I'm Sports oriented, movie fanatic, loves to watch movies and television, adventurous and friendly. Im from Rough Lane Shirley Common Ashbourne. nice to mett you all.
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Post by: AndyRCM on July 07, 2010, 10:27:58 AM
Hello Grace, what is your username over on dbfinteractive? I have been a member there for quite some time now.
Good to have you on here too.

Andy
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Post by: festershinetop on July 08, 2010, 09:35:39 PM
Hi

I joined a while back as i had some stuff to donate and have just kept it open to see how the museum is getting along.

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Post by: AndyRCM on July 08, 2010, 09:38:04 PM
and lovely donations they were to mate! :)

Good to have you popping back on! We will eventually have proper premises (hopefully!).

Andy
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Post by: namllihs on July 08, 2010, 09:49:24 PM
Hi I'm Steve I found this site via stairwaytohell.com I am interested in all sorts of computing my retro machine is a BBC B.
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Post by: Murtceps on July 08, 2010, 09:51:07 PM
Been a member for quite a bit, joined as I had some stuff to offload Donate.

Plus been to two of the shows at Swannington.

Cheers
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Post by: AndyRCM on July 08, 2010, 09:54:14 PM
Hello Murtceps - very nice donations too mate - always appreciated.
Hope to see you in October if you can make it. :)

Andy
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Post by: gaz11h on July 09, 2010, 12:17:06 AM
Hello fellow lovers of older systems, my name is gary but I prefer to be known as Gaz hence the tag, first heard about RCM when I decided to clear out a little collection of old computers, I didn't want to just throw them out so I looked on Tinternet for some one or a group that could make use of them and found RCM and donated them Im still a big fan of most things Sinclair and still go a little misty eyed whenever i see a ZX Spectrum.

   8)Gaz11h
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Post by: pitlog on July 09, 2010, 02:33:06 AM
Hi!

Tom here, from VA in the US.

I'm an old guy, and been doing computer things since well before the invention of the microcomputer. I'm mostly interested in old Unix systems, both hardware and software, and CP/M.

I run various old Unix OSs on old x86 and m680x0 hardware, and also on AT&T 3B2. I run CP/M on Kaypro and more often on emulators such as Simh and Z80pack.

I also run a mostly unknown site at www.thisoldmicro.com that has a fair amount of files and information about my interests. Come check it out if you're curious. All are welcome!
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Post by: alcockell on July 09, 2010, 06:51:43 AM
Hi.  My name's Alex, and stumbled on this site when looking around at retrocomputing generally.  Interest sparked form having used a PDP-11 at college, VAXen at uni...

Basically a blast from the past.  Age 39, live in Berkshire.
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Post by: The Twins on July 09, 2010, 07:37:03 AM
Nice to see new and old faces on the forums, my post worked, even if there was a glitch when posting it, and many people got it multiple times! Sorry about that!!!

Welcome to everyone!!
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Post by: AndyT on July 09, 2010, 07:49:26 AM
Interest sparked form having used a PDP-11 at college, VAXen at uni...

Ah, proper computers!

Im learning VMS for a project at the moment on a MicroVAX.
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Post by: icehawk5555 on July 09, 2010, 10:25:30 AM
Hello everyone I did introduce myself a while back but to prevent deletion I'll do so again
My name is Josh and come from nottingham collect pretty much all things nintendo, I also attened the last RCM Event which i really enjoyed. Currently waitin for delivery of anintendo virtual boy which I hope will be all in order when it gets here lol.

So hello everyone !
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Post by: QLvsJAGUAR on July 09, 2010, 01:53:09 PM
Welcome to RCM QLvsJAGUAR :)

The QL is a fine machine, though somewhat flawed by the 68008 processor.

QUANTA - Ql Users ANd Tinkerers Assocation, if I remember correctly?

-- Richard

The 68008 was not that bad and the QL was upgradable to a full blown 68000 or a 68020 CPU with the GoldCard and SuperGoldCard expansion cards.

You remember correctly on QUANTA's full name.

Cheers, Urs

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Post by: QLvsJAGUAR on July 09, 2010, 01:55:43 PM
Welcome Urs! :)
Always good to have international members - great to have you on here!
How did you find us?

Andy
I first noticed RCM by the comment made on this page:
http://pioneers.bcs.org/2010/5/12/sir-clive-sinclair

Urs
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Post by: jimbob005 on July 10, 2010, 08:11:12 AM
welcome all the new ppl to the site have a nice stay and i hope to talk to you at the event

james
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Post by: doobs on July 10, 2010, 12:10:30 PM
Hi everyone I'm doobs, I've been into computers since the late 1970's early 1980's when I first came into contact with them at school (380z research machines then later BBC micro's) but my favourite memories are due to Sinclair (ZX81, Spectrum 16/48) and Commodore machines (Vic20, C64, Amiga), as a kid I used to deposit myself in Laskeys and Currys and mess about with all sorts of interesting computers with exotic names like the Oric Atmos and the Jupiter Ace.

****************!!!!!!!!! SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT !!!!!!!!!****************
If you have an Amiga emulator lying around then why not try this fabbo game!!

follow this link from the mighty Aminet.net

Its a platform game written by my friend a couple a years ago that he released
on shareware only for one person to buy at the costly sum of £5.

So here's the full version free for everyone ;D

http://aminet.net/game/jump/Electrek_FINAL.adf (http://aminet.net/game/jump/Electrek_FINAL.adf)

Please let me know what you think.

Ta.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on July 12, 2010, 11:10:46 AM
Nice one Doobs! ;) Good to have you on here too.

A
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: billdooruk on July 12, 2010, 09:55:09 PM
Welcome to all the new peeps since I last checked.

Enjoy and feel free to post as much as you want to....lot's we hope  ;D

Karl
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: imoneofthem on July 13, 2010, 05:46:10 AM
Hello everyone I'm Gary and represent the Demon Gamers (LAN Gaming Society of De Montfort University) as their Gaming Officer :D

I've visited the past two RCM events and you'll be seeing more of me in the future, hopefully I can contribute any software/hardware to the growing museum.

Quote from: Lily~Chan
I adore Linkin Park, and lots of other bands. I'm currently setting up my own forum, for mature teenagers who are sick of being on forums run by 13 year old brats.
Erm, wana know more then ask, since i cant be borthered to write my life story for ya Tongue
Hey there lily~chan there are loads of online discussion boards out there which aren't necessarily run by 13 year old trolls, otherwise it's always enjoyable to argue why band x is better than band y and so on. Kerrang's website has a vivid community you may wish to check out?

Best of luck with your upcoming forum,
Gary K
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on July 13, 2010, 08:01:02 AM
Welcome Gary, it was good to have you guys from De Montfort! Pleased that you managed to come to two of our events.
Look forward to seeing you again in October!

Cheers

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: retrozoid on July 16, 2010, 10:37:20 AM
right then my name is Craig Green,im 24 years old, Im a full time Team Leader at Tesco, I Kive in Stoke-on-Trent and love retro gaming. my first console was the sega mega drive back in 1990 and Sonic the Hedgehog will always be my favourite game.

I also run www.retrozoid.co.uk

This is a new website that is looking at past retro games and covering the remade ones for the xbla and psn. the site is still in its early stages and i hope that i can made a fair few friends on here and maybe have some of you write for my site?

(http://www.retrozoid.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/logo3.png)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on July 16, 2010, 10:50:26 AM
Welcome! :)
No problem Craig - we will support you as much as we can. I am sure lots of us on here will be able to contribute.
Cheers
Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: jimbob005 on July 17, 2010, 08:52:20 PM
welcome craig nice site
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: LittleJackie on July 19, 2010, 02:31:56 PM
Hi to everyone and great site craig.....will be checking that out from time to time  :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: jimbob005 on July 19, 2010, 06:19:20 PM
well hi craig thanks for that
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: HeadingtonBard on August 06, 2010, 07:32:41 PM
Hi Everyone ! :)

My is Alex and I live in Oxfordshire, UK with my wife, Mary. I've been a fan of all things retro for many years and have loved the Commodore side of computing since 1983, when my father bought me a Commodore 64 from then electrical high street store, Rumblelows. Historically, I've owned a Commodore 64 (Breadbin), A500, A500+ and A1200. Although I don't own any retro hardware or software anymore, I still have a passion for it's history. Retro events help bring back all the nostalgia of days gone by and help relive them in the present day(s).

During my spare time, I like to design homebrew / indie games. Mostly using Game Maker, since version 5.3a to the current version 8.0. Please feel free to visit my website, which will give you an idea of my past, present and current projects. [ www.arisfamily.co.uk/alex ]

Best Regards,

Alex. =8¬)

Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on August 06, 2010, 07:40:06 PM
Welcome Alex, good to have you on here! ;) Speak to you soon.
Look forward to seeing your new games released! ;)

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: The Twins on August 10, 2010, 08:35:51 PM
Hello,
I'm Martin.  I met Andy and Dave on Sunday when, rather to my suprise they appeared on my doorstep following an email that I sent on Saturday offering some of the stuff that had found its way into my attic over the years. 
I started with Spectrums and Beebs in the mid 70's and on until we spent a fortune on an Archimides for work ( which I didn't like ).  My thing was trying to make ordinary computing accessible for people with disabilities - anyone who worked in special Ed will cringe at some of the software, it was sooo twee! We had Horace skiing controlled by an infra red stick and all sorts of switches throwing dice at Trivial Pursuit - and the things that we made a BBC say!
Anyhow, I hope that the stuff in the boxes raised a smile or a groan and took Andy and Dave back a few years ( or more likely days for them ) and will help the RCM do its thing.
Best wishes,
Martin ( sorry couldn't think of a cool nom de screen.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: RetroGamerVX on August 11, 2010, 10:46:17 PM
Hi, Steve here from Consett (12 miles from Newcastle upon tyne)

Found the site while searching for vintage computer forums to leave a message requesting any IBM 5150s :o)

I run a retro computing YouTube channel (RetroGamerVX), am hosting a vintage computing show in October in the North West of England :o)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on August 11, 2010, 10:49:40 PM
Welcome Steve - always good to have new members - hope you enjoy your stay! ;)

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyT on August 12, 2010, 07:45:41 AM
Welcome Steve.

Ah - the 5150 - a proper PC!

I used to have one in my collection many years ago bit it was rusty from being stored in a damp shed by the previous owner. Floppy drive was broke. Never got the time to fix it. This was before I took the computer collection seriously. I would probably have made the effort now to fix it.

I still have my 5170 (AT) which still works perfectly.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 12, 2010, 08:51:54 AM
Welcome Steve, Alex & Martin to RCM.

You will find us all a friendly enthusiastic bunch of retro-nuts here, feel free to join in the banter  :)

@Martin - Thank you again for a fantastic donation, I think I have finally picked my jaw up off the floor  ;D
It was great to meet you and talk all things retro  8)  Maybe see you at an event soon.

Dave
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: billdooruk on August 12, 2010, 10:02:21 AM
Welcome to RCM  Steve, Alex & Martin.

Enjoy and post as much as you want...Hopefully see you in October

Karl
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Fagin on August 12, 2010, 10:18:23 PM
Hi, My name is Jonathan. Im from West Yorkshire in the UK and I am an avid collector of all things Retro.

My main passion is collecting old arcade boards and making them work in my own built JAMMA cabinet.

I also own a collection of every Sinclair micro made from the ZX80 to the PC200.

I used to have Sinclair micros when I was young and it was my first priority to build this collection.

I have over 50 arcade boards currently and a lot I have repaired and converted to JAMMA.

My current project is a Sega System16B board with Golden Axe that is terminal due to the battery been dead, but i'm hoping to bring it back from thr brink.

I found this forum through research on this board and hope to form some helpful relationships with my fellow retroites.

Thanks for listening to my introduction.


Jonathan.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on August 12, 2010, 10:23:01 PM
Jonathan,
Welcome aboard mate - hope you enjoy your stay on here.
I have just got 'into' arcade boards . . . thanks to my good friends porchy and womble! ;)

I also love the Sinclair machines too - the ZX81 being my personal favourite, RCM currently owns most of the Sinclair machines but not the PCs (as yet!).

Hope to hear your exploits in retro land - please do show us some photographs of your collection too! :)

Cheers and welcome again!

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Fagin on August 12, 2010, 11:15:40 PM
Hey thanks for the welcome Andy,

Im a pretty enthusiastic retro collector.

I also have an Amiga 1200 tower I built with 120GB HDD, CD, 1.44MB floppy and OS3.9.
It also has a flicker fixer interface that allows it to work at 1024 x 768 on a standard LCD monitor that realy brings it up to date.
I am also the proud owner of a MiniMig. This thing is so cool, that it emulates an Amiga 500 in a single FPGA chip.

I have also seen some posts from womble! and find we have a lot in common in our collections and tastes.

I will post some photos very soon and maybe some of my JAMMA cabinet I built myself.

I have a big NeoGeo MVS collection too and I love Aero Wings 2 AKA Aero Fighter 2 as I used to play it all the time at the arcades when I was at college.

I also look forward to helping out our fellow retrobates in the forum and to contribute where I can.

Thanks again for the welcome.


Jonathan
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on August 16, 2010, 01:48:51 PM
Howdy Jonathan,

It's sounds like you are a bit of a retro nut  ;D

Which means you should just fit in fine here  :P

stu.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: crazydrake on August 22, 2010, 07:55:29 PM
Hi all

Found this site through PCPlus magazine and just had to register.  I'm not a collector but I do still have the ZX80 that I bought in early 1980.  I had been dabbling with electonics as a hobby and in September 1979 ordered a SC/MP processor from Sinclair.  They claimed to have some difficulty supplying this and eventually informed me that they had a new device which would be available early 1980  -  the ZX80.  I was hooked and ordered one in kit form.  Had no trouble assembling it and it worked first time.  Had a lot of fun with it and even developed an application for a business which saved them a significant amount of money. 

It's been sitting in a drawer for a good number of years now but I'm now going to get it out and see if I can get it going again.

Cheers

Crazydrake
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Scarlettkitten on August 22, 2010, 07:57:56 PM
Welcome to the RCM forums Crazydrake, you're in good company there's a few ZX80/81 fans on here :)



Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on August 22, 2010, 07:59:59 PM
Welcome Crazydrake,
The PCPlus magazine, was it an interview type thing with me?
Always good to have a new members on here, I await with anticipation regarding your ZX80 as you will find out that the Sinclair machines are among my favourite!
Please keep us updated - with pictures if possible! ;)

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Dave_Jones on August 23, 2010, 10:14:34 AM
A belated welcome to all the new people.

My internet connection is working properly again.

These two things *may* be connected.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: crazydrake on August 24, 2010, 09:46:36 AM
Andy
Current issue (299) of PCPlus has an article entitled "Yesterday's world".  Includes a quote from yourself re RCM and a link to the website.
Crazydrake
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on August 24, 2010, 10:08:57 AM
@crazydrake . . . thanks for the info matey - I will go and buy the issue asap! :)

Cheers
A
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on August 25, 2010, 08:53:28 AM
Looked in Morrisons last night . . . they don't sell it! :(
Does anybody live near a WHSmith?


oops Hijacking this thread . . . Welcome to all near arrivals! :) Enjoy your time on here! :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Tom Phobos on September 06, 2010, 09:22:37 PM
Soooo, after meeting some of you at the Eurocon i thought it's time to sign to the forums :)

My name is Thomas, 40 years old and living in Germany (so please excuse if my english sometimes is more "germish" ;)

After playing Pong the first time (when it was the most modern console ;)) i was infected with the virus. After the Atari 2600 i got my first own computer, the Atari 800XL. My first 2 things for the computer were a Donkey Kong cartridge and a BASIC-book, so i had both, gaming and programming. Over the years more and more computers came, so the SVI 318, C64, Atari ST, PCs and so on. Also the console collection started to grow.

Today i have some main interest. One of them are exotic systems. So i have some exotic consoles like the Pioneer Laseractive, Victor Wondermega, the NEC-series (also the PC-FX), the Fm Towns Martay and much more. But not only the retro systems, i also play with modern systems like the PS3 and Xbox360.

My second interests are retro computers. Here mainly japanese systems, so actually i own some FM Towns systems and a Sharp X68000. Since last month i'm also a Sinclair-User, so i actually also have a ZX81, a Spectrum+ and a Spectrum +3. Now i only need more space im my rooms for more systems ;)

At the Eurocon i felt in love with another system: The Jupiter Ace. Who was there know what i mean ;)
I programmed FORTH for many years, so the Jupiter Ace is THE system for me ;) Too bad that this system is hard to find  :'(

OK, that's from me. I'm looking forward to see you all at the forums and hopefully at the Eurocon in Hamburg next year :)


Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on September 06, 2010, 09:27:11 PM
Thomas,
It was really good meeting you at Eurocon. You certainly have some nice systems! :)
I am so pleased that we decided to take the Jupiter Ace . . . worth it just to see your face smiling! :)
As for your English . . . it is better than mine mate so don't worry about that!
Great to have you on here! Speak to you very soon!

Cheers
Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: billdooruk on September 07, 2010, 05:07:31 PM
Welcome to the newest members of RCM.

Enjoy our site and hopefully see you on October 31st  ;D

Karl
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: stiggy2009 on September 07, 2010, 11:17:47 PM
Hello again Thomas, glad you found us. Was really nice to meet you at the weekend.

You mentioned that you're having problems with your Spectrum +3 and although i'm no expert with Sinclairs there are many member that are if you care to post your questions?

Take care

StiGGy (Steve)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Tom Phobos on September 08, 2010, 02:12:30 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome :)

Well the spectrum +3 works well, here the only problem is that it don't boot from disk 2 (but i think it's not a problem, it's a feature ;)). Actually the only problem is the Amstrad GX400 that don't work. But here i try to clean all the contacts again and again ;)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Scarlettkitten on September 08, 2010, 06:41:23 PM
Welcome Tom, do you still have the SVI 318? I've always wanted one of those ever since reading the Advanced Home Computer Course and seeing them reviewed with the little red joystick next to the keyboard. 8)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Tom Phobos on September 08, 2010, 07:36:08 PM
Hi,

unfortunally i sold the SVI 318 shortly after i bought it. It was really a nice system, i also liked the joystick that was built within the system. I got it for a good price and sold it for double ;) But this was in the 80s, so long time ago ;)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on September 11, 2010, 11:48:50 AM

At the Eurocon i felt in love with another system: The Jupiter Ace. Who was there know what i mean ;)
I programmed FORTH for many years, so the Jupiter Ace is THE system for me ;) Too bad that this system is hard to find  :'(

Hi Thomas,

A very warm welcome to RCM, don't forget you can get a few versions of Forth for the Spectrum  ;D

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekid.cgi?id=0008178 (http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekid.cgi?id=0008178)

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekid.cgi?id=0014317 (http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekid.cgi?id=0014317)

Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on September 12, 2010, 04:06:40 PM
Welcome to all the new members  ;D

Also it is good to hear the Jupiter Ace went down well at Eurocon  :)

Dave
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: athurart09 on September 13, 2010, 01:55:25 AM
Hi! I'm Athur 21 years old, i'm from a small town called Rockhampton in Queensland Australia. I'm so happy to be there.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on September 13, 2010, 08:43:03 AM
Welcome Arthur, I hope you enjoy your time on here . . . if you need anything please shout at one of the admins . . . ;)

Cheers

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Tom Phobos on September 13, 2010, 08:45:12 AM
Thx to Panther and Phoenix :)
@Panther: Thx for the links. I'll definitely check it out tonight (after i mod my Spectrum+ to video output ;))

And a big Welcome to athurart09, Greetings to Down Under :) What retro systems do you have in general in Australia ? More the british systems like Spectrum and Acorn or more the american systems like Atari and C64 ?
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on September 14, 2010, 11:30:27 AM
Hi! I'm Athur 21 years old, i'm from a small town called Rockhampton in Queensland Australia. I'm so happy to be there.

Another Ozzie joins the group  :)

Although a bit far from Womble according to Wiki Answers

"From Melbourne, Victoria to Rockhampton, Queensland is a distance of 1979 kilometres, travelling the inland route via Dubbo and Moree. Actual travelling time is around 24 hours, but this does not factor in rest stops and breaks. It is a trip best done over three days. "
  :o
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: moggy on October 02, 2010, 10:12:15 AM
Hi Everyone

I'm Moggy,  a retired old Yorkshire Tabby and a lover and collector of all things ZX80-81. (And first in line for Sir Morris's MMC interface)!!
Great and varied site, found amongst a heap of google answers to a ZX81 question, glad to be aboard.

Regards All

Moggy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on October 02, 2010, 06:11:34 PM
Nice one Moggy - nice one about the ZX80 and ZX81 - two of my personal favourite . . . our composite modded, 64k internal ZX81 is a thing of great beauty - especially on a 6 foot screen running a hi-resolution demo! :)
Good to have you on here mate - any chance you can make it to our open day on the 31st October?

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: moggy on October 03, 2010, 03:13:44 PM
Nice one Moggy - nice one about the ZX80 and ZX81 - two of my personal favourite . . . our composite modded, 64k internal ZX81 is a thing of great beauty - especially on a 6 foot screen running a hi-resolution demo! :)
Good to have you on here mate - any chance you can make it to our open day on the 31st October?

Andy

Thank You for the warm welcome Andy.

Yes  a ZX81 with Memotech keyboard, z80 assembler unit, an American Hunter battery backed up memory board and an Alphacom printer is My idea of bliss! ;D

Fulltime caring commitments mean the Internet is My main view of the World now, but thank You for the invitation to the open day anyway.

Regards

Ian

Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on October 03, 2010, 03:19:21 PM
Nice one Moggy - nice one about the ZX80 and ZX81 - two of my personal favourite . . . our composite modded, 64k internal ZX81 is a thing of great beauty - especially on a 6 foot screen running a hi-resolution demo! :)
Good to have you on here mate - any chance you can make it to our open day on the 31st October?

Andy

Thank You for the warm welcome Andy.

Yes  a ZX81 with Memotech keyboard, z80 assembler unit, an American Hunter battery backed up memory board and an Alphacom printer is My idea of bliss! ;D

Fulltime caring commitments mean the Internet is My main view of the World now, but thank You for the invitation to the open day anyway.

Regards

Ian

Memotech keyboard, z80 assembler too . . . very nice indeed! What sort of stuff do you write/code?

A
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: moggy on October 03, 2010, 04:04:09 PM
Hi Andy
I mainly write little snippets of code to speed up Sinclair basic or screen/prog utilities, a few  lines of allaphone code for My speech units etc. I then burn these onto a collection of old 2716 EPROMS for use on My Hunter memory  boards. Soon to be replaced by Sir Morris's MMC board hopefully!!
I have an interest in cryptography( Thanks to two old Friends who are ex Bletchley park ) and ever since I found out that the z80 is capable of theoretical  multi byte arithmatic, limited only by Byte storage size , I try and see what I can squeeze out of the ZX81.
In 1977 a Cray mk1 found the then highest prime number after a three month runtime, In 1980 Frank O'Hara confirmed it on a ZX81. Runtime just over three hours!!
Sorry to waffle on Andy but thats where my passion lies.
Thanks for listening.

Ian

Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on October 04, 2010, 08:30:39 AM
lover and collector of all things ZX80-81. (And first in line for Sir Morris's MMC interface)!!


We'll have to see about that  ;)

Welcome Moggy, although I know nothing about coding on the ZX81, I grew up with one at the age of 15, great little machine.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on October 04, 2010, 09:46:36 AM
Welcome to RCM Moggy.

You'll love our zx81 on the projector, running hires demo's  ;D

Dave
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: moggy on October 04, 2010, 04:32:04 PM
Thank You for the warm welcome Gents.
Hires running on a projector Yesssss!! ;D

Regards All

Ian
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: leewozywarren on October 22, 2010, 11:07:09 AM
Hello all,

I'm Lee Warren. Old work colleague of Andy (John Baxter and Sons) and I found this site via a link on Andy's FaceBook page. I thought it was quite amazing to see all the old computers listed on here and their capabilities. Wow! We have moved on a lot.

Anyway, I now live in Surrey with my partner and 4 year old son Monty. Anyone remember me, please do get in touch or leave a message here or on my facebook page.

Cheers!

Lee
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on October 22, 2010, 11:11:55 AM
Hi Lee and welcome to the RCM forums.  ;D

I'm not sure if I ever met you on the odd occasion I visited Baxters, I attended Print College with Andy back in ......... well a long time ago  ;)

Enjoy looking around the website  8)

Dave
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on October 22, 2010, 11:16:07 AM
Lee, bloody hell mate - long time no speak - how are you doing?
Great to have you on here . . . ;)

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: BassHead on October 31, 2010, 10:20:24 AM
Hello all, another Lee here.

I live in south Leicestershire and I probably first heard about this site from someone on the YakYak forums, but I didn't wander over here until I met a few of you briefly at the VCF back in the summer. I have my ticket for the open day today so I guess I'll be meeting a few more of you later.

I have a small collect of retro gear, mainly spectrum related bits as that and the Amiga are my favourite machines of that era.  No Amgia in the collection yet unfortunately, but it's only a matter of time  :)

Right, just time for a quick shower before heading to the M1  8)

- Lee
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: tubblog on November 01, 2010, 10:26:16 AM
Hi,

I'm Richard Tubb. I live in Weoley Castle, Birmingham, and a Director in an IT Support and Consultancy company called JamesCash.co.uk based in Dudley.

I first came across RCM at the Bletchley Park Retro Computer Festival, where I saw Andy and co present.

Yesterday I attended the RCM Gaming Day in Coalville, and had a fantastic time - albeit embarrassing myself by being soundly thrashed at the 10-man Super-Bomberman tournament. :-)

I first got into computers through a 2nd hand Atari 600XL bought for me as a Christmas present when I was around 9 years old (I'm 34 now...) and have had a love of Atari's ever since.

I've recently organised my retro computer collection onto permanent shelving - and from where I sit I can see an Atari 800XL with 1050 Disk Drive and SIO2PC adaptor, a Commodore 64 with Cassette Deck, an Amiga A1200 with CF-Card Adaptor, an Atari VCS, a Playstation 2, a SNES with FDD Adaptor, a Sega Dreamcast, a Spectrum ZX81, a Gameboy and a few other odds'n'bods. There's plenty of other bits boxed away. For the longest time it was my goal to setup all these retro gaming machines so they weren't simply gathering dust, and now they can be played on at any time. It's rekindled my love of Retro gaming! The downside to all this is, I've found myself spending a lot of money on adaptors and new hardware to spruce them up...

Thanks to everyone who helped organise Sunday's event - my friends and I had a great time!

Regards,

Richard Tubb.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on November 01, 2010, 10:40:12 AM
Welcome Lee & Richard  ;D

It's great to hear you had a good time at the event, we all thoroughly enjoyed the day.

See you again soon!
Dave
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on November 01, 2010, 12:24:28 PM
Hello New Members  ;D

Nice to see some new people attending yesterdays event and having a good time, welcome to the forums  :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: billdooruk on November 01, 2010, 12:26:57 PM
Welcome Lee and Richard

Glad you enjoyed yesterday Richard...I remember speaking to you (my mom lives in Weoley Castle)

Karl
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: muguk on November 01, 2010, 12:29:53 PM
Welcome Lee & Richard - the more the merrier!


And I wouldn't worry about Bomberman - you'd have to be *really* bad to be worse than I am :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Medda on November 02, 2010, 01:42:49 PM
Hi All,
I'm Dean from Chesterfield and I found this site through my good friend and retro nut Max Hall and by bumping in to AndyRCM on a programming forum.
I write and produce music (electronica) which all started out with an addiction to Noise Tracker on the Amiga. Then working with cubase 3.1 on the Atari ST (Which is still running at Max's studio).

My retro history mainly started with the Spectrum 48k, then 128k version. I progressed to the Amiga 500 before taking most of my gaming console bound with the Sega Mega Drive, PS1 and the Dreamcast.

Modern Games tend to bore me quite quickly hence my Wii rarely gets used. But I do dabble occasionally on Warcraft and Starcraft when the mood takes me.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on November 02, 2010, 01:53:43 PM
Nice one Dean - welcome to the mad house! ;)
Really good to meet you on Sunday - I am so pleased you came along - and enjoyed it too! ;)
Speak/See you soon.
Cheers
Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on November 02, 2010, 02:02:17 PM
Welcome Dean, great to have you here and glad you enjoyed Sunday  :)

Dave
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Post by: Medda on November 02, 2010, 03:47:46 PM
Must mention a huge congratulations on the RCM event to all involved. What a great day, can't wait until the weekender next year.  ;D
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Post by: hyperfan on November 02, 2010, 09:09:20 PM
Hi Guys

I only recently found this site and attended the show on Sunday so thought I better sign up! The show was great although I couldnt stay long unfortunatly.

Im into Retro gaming on all systems really, i have most consoles and mainstream home computers from 70's up to present day in my collection, I also have a few full size arcade machines im restoring at the moment.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: johnali3n on November 02, 2010, 11:01:36 PM
Hi all,

My name is John and I used to be involved on the Atari ST scene back in the 90s.  I am still an Atari enthusiast and keep involved by offering help and advice where I can.

My handle on the Atari ST scene was Tronic and I will in various groups such as Effect, Elite, Lowlife Inc., Kuba, Sublime, Aggression, Arsenic, Pulse and a few others I have forgotten by now ;)
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Post by: billdooruk on November 03, 2010, 12:46:36 AM
Welcome to RCM to all the new members :)

Enjoy us and feel free to contribute on the forums as much as you want to - we are a friendly bunch  ;D

Karl
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Post by: muguk on November 03, 2010, 08:00:49 AM
Welcome aboard the newbies - especially John as we know each from many (many!) years ago!
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Post by: AndyRCM on November 03, 2010, 08:58:17 AM
As mentioned by the other guys . . . welcome aboard to our new members - please do feel free to post. We will try to answer any queries and always get excited about other peoples systems (especially rare stuff!).

Andy
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on November 03, 2010, 09:20:19 AM
Welcome to the forums John & Hyperfan  ;D

We also have some members who enjoy nothing more than repairing old arcade boards, (Porchy & Womble) I'm sure you will find their threads on here of interest.  8)

Dave

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Post by: ecc-studio on November 13, 2010, 05:42:02 PM
Hi To One And All... My Names Chris Better Know A KRAFTWERK CHRIS or RETRO CHRIS....

Im A Writer Of Electronic Music And JUST LOVE Electronic Music As A whole.... Really Love Retro Computers And Love Chip Tune Music....

How Did I Find This Site ? Bumped Into a really nice chap in LEICESTER who was wearing an amazing atari T-SHIRT... Got Chatting And Found Out That We Both had a real passion for any thing retro... So Here I Am....

Look forward to chatting with liked minded retro heads....

Cheers Chris

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Post by: Scarlettkitten on November 13, 2010, 06:20:58 PM
@ ecc-studio

Yay another musician, Welcome to the RCM forums :)
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Post by: billdooruk on November 13, 2010, 07:28:27 PM
Hi Chris

Welcome to RCM  ;D

it was me today....what a coinsidence meeting like that as I moved my car.

Great chatting with you.

Enjoy the site and hopefully see you again. 

Karl
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Post by: Blackpanther on November 13, 2010, 07:50:17 PM
Hi Chris

Welcome to RCM  ;D

it was me today....what a coinsidence meeting like that as I moved my car.

Great chatting with you.

Enjoy the site and hopefully see you again. 

Karl

That's so cool!!!

Welcome to the forum Chris.
Title: Hello from Portugal
Post by: paulo_becas on November 16, 2010, 01:57:25 PM
I'd like  to introduce myself, my name is Paulo and i'm from Porto, Portugal, home of the great club on earth FC Porto ;D
I've been in the retro computing for a few years now. Back in the 80´s an early 90´s i was a teenager addicted to ZX Spectrum, C64 and later on to the greatest computer of all times the Commodore Amiga and i'm still addicted to it (my wife don´t like the idea very much ;)).
About a year from now my collection started to grow and now i have a few machines from those days: 2 x C64c; 2 x Amiga 500; 2 x Amiga 1200; 1 x 48k; 1 x 48k+; 1 x 128k+; 1 x 128k +2a; 1 x Timex 2048; 1 x Timex 2068; 5 x Playstation 1; 1 x Megadrive; 2 x Megadrive 2; 3 x Saturn; 1 x Dreamcast; 3 x Master System 2; and i'm still waiting for a few more that have been promissed to me.
I'd love to contribute with something for the museum, i just don't know what.

It's great to see something like this coming to life, i hope from the bottom of my heart, that you can find a place to start the museum and show all the good stuff that you have.

Sometimes i wish to live in the UK, you guys keep this kind of things alive like no one else, in Portugal is very rare to find people who share this passion.


Keep up this great work

Best regards

P.S. I almost forgot, i found out about the museum while i was browsing through youtube and came up with the video of the , i think, Open day.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on November 16, 2010, 03:03:09 PM
Welcome Paulo,

Always nice to hear from international retro collectors, you have some nice things

Quote
1 x Timex 2048; 1 x Timex 2068

Very Very rare in the UK.
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on November 16, 2010, 03:17:06 PM
Welcome Paulo to RCM.

I love Portugal, great people & wonderful food  ;D
Some great memories of Porto (mainly getting totally drunk for free in Taylors Port Wine Lodge), also I have some friends that live not too far away in Famalicao.

A nice collection you have too  8)

Dave
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on November 16, 2010, 03:22:30 PM
As mentioned by the guys . . . welcome Paulo to RCM.
You have some nice kit there mate - hope you enjoy our little website. :)
Cheers
Andy
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Post by: OCM on December 13, 2010, 02:40:47 PM
Hello everyone,

I'm Thiemo from the Oldenburger Computer-Museum. At the moment we got three strange guys from UK here and they told me to log in to this forum. ;)

Thiemo
http://www.computermuseum-oldenburg.de
http://www.facebook.com/OldenburgerComputerMuseum
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Post by: OCMoe on December 13, 2010, 02:54:36 PM
Hello everyone,

I'm Moe from the same museum. Two of these guys told me to tell you this: They have got Andy and they will bring him back for a ransom :)

Well, actually, they will come back after they have had enough of german christmas markets, which will probably be some time in July.

Speaking of the museum, I am the acting curator and hope to get some interesting cooperation for the gain of both museums.

Cheers,
Moe
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Scarlettkitten on December 13, 2010, 03:06:16 PM
Welcome Moe and Thiemo, I love your museum & website :)

As for Andy, you can keep him ;D

Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on December 13, 2010, 03:34:17 PM
Welcome guys, if there are any machines you need for the museum, let us know I'm sure we can trade a couple for you to keep Andy over there  :P
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: The Twins on December 13, 2010, 03:38:53 PM
You can keep all 3 of them!!! Nice and quiet here at home!!!!
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: muguk on December 14, 2010, 04:10:55 PM
It was good to meet Moe, Thiemo, Astrid and her pooch, and the other two guys who were there and my memory is fading already!

We're back in the UK.  Andy & Dave left my house about 30 minutes ago and I managed to donate more bits and pieces *but* I forgot to pass back the XL T-shirt as that'd never fit me in a month of Sundays :)

Highly recommend a return visit next November when it's the OCM's 3rd birthday but all being well, they'll be coming over for the RCM weekender next May.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: The Twins on December 14, 2010, 05:46:35 PM

We're back in the UK.  Andy & Dave left my house about 30 minutes ago and I managed to donate more bits and pieces *but* I forgot to pass back the XL T-shirt as that'd never fit me in a month of Sundays :)

DO you want me to order you an XXL then Mike????
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: muguk on December 14, 2010, 06:34:34 PM

We're back in the UK.  Andy & Dave left my house about 30 minutes ago and I managed to donate more bits and pieces *but* I forgot to pass back the XL T-shirt as that'd never fit me in a month of Sundays :)

DO you want me to order you an XXL then Mike????

Aye, please.  Just double-checked my original post and I did ask for XXL - thought my Alzheimer's was kicking in again :)

I will get this one posted back unless Black Panther wants one as he's down the road? :)
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Post by: The Twins on December 14, 2010, 06:54:14 PM
Sorry Mike that is my mistake!!!! Will sort it out asap!!!!
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: muguk on December 14, 2010, 07:50:46 PM
No probs.  There's a spare XL if anyone else orders one.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on December 15, 2010, 11:31:20 AM
Welcome Thiemo & Moe  ;D

Thank you for a great few days and look forward to seeing you in May.

Dave
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Post by: billdooruk on December 17, 2010, 07:13:19 AM
Welcome to all three of you  :)

Wish I could have made the trip....See you in May  :)

Karl
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Post by: dark_ixion on January 07, 2011, 12:19:52 AM
Hi all, I'm Thom Brown from Crawley in the UK.  I learned of the museum from ScarlettKitten.  Mostly a fan of the Commodore 64, but also had an Amstrad CPC 464 Plus (which I see is "System Of The Day") and an Amiga CD32.  I still follow the Commodore 64 scene, SID tunes and various expansion developments.  Never been to a retro computer museum, but will be attending in May.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on January 07, 2011, 05:54:43 PM
Nice one Thom - good to have you on here! Good old SK! ;)
I look forward to meeting you in May! ;) I hope you enjoy the weekend (and our website too!).
Cheers
Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: billdooruk on January 10, 2011, 12:01:50 PM
Welcome to RCM Thom

Enjoy the site and see you in May  :)

Karl
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on January 10, 2011, 12:06:56 PM
Welcome Thom,

I won't hold it against you being from a C64 background (speccy man myself), although the Commodore Amiga was and still is one of my favourite machines around.

Stu.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: PhoenixTLB on January 11, 2011, 10:26:22 AM
Welcome to the RCM forums Thom, it will be great to see you in May  ;D

Dave
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Commodore16 on January 19, 2011, 06:17:34 PM
Hi Everyone,

Just thought I'd introduce myself.  I'm Commodore16, real name Chris and I created and been running www.commodore16.com (http://www.commodore16.com) from 2004.  So retro gaming is very close to my heart.  Am nicely surprised that your events are not too far away from me as I live between Derby & Burton On Trent.

Anyhow, great to be here.

Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Commodore16 on January 19, 2011, 06:20:21 PM
Hi Everyone,

Just thought I'd introduce myself.  I'm Commodore16, real name Chris and I created and been running www.commodore16.com (http://www.commodore16.com) from 2004.  So retro gaming is very close to my heart.  Am nicely surprised that your events are not too far away from me as I live between Derby & Burton On Trent.

Here's a insight into my Commodore 16 collection. (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=324939&id=693591292&l=4b87af3549)

Anyhow, great to be here.


Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on January 19, 2011, 06:26:30 PM
Great to have you on here Chris. I have visited your site on more than one occasion! ;)
Good to hear that you are only down the road a little way too! I hope to see you at our event in May! ;)

Andy
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Post by: kevinski on January 19, 2011, 07:12:10 PM
My name is Kevin. I've been gaming from a very young age, and my main interested lies with Sega consoles. I'm also a HUGE Castlevania fan. I have well over 900 games between all of the consoles that I own. If you'd like to take a look at my collection, then you can check out the My Games section of my Web site (http://www.kevinski.com/my-games.php), as I've made it a point to keep it reasonably up-to-date.

I live in the U.S., more specifically Pennsylvania. I found Retro Computer Museum while searching the Web for a reputable source for an Atari Jaguar RGB SCART cable, and I've heard that there is one among you whom people venture to from far and wide in order to obtain one of these coveted beasts. :P
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on January 19, 2011, 07:15:39 PM
Welcome Kevin to our busy website. You have some nice games there mate. As for an Atari Jaguar RGB Scart Cable - you seek Phu - one of our members on here! Very reasonably priced too! ;)
Cheers
Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: kevinski on January 19, 2011, 07:34:16 PM
Welcome Kevin to our busy website. You have some nice games there mate. As for an Atari Jaguar RGB Scart Cable - you seek Phu - one of our members on here! Very reasonably priced too! ;)
Cheers
Andy

Thanks. I've already posted in the appropriate thread to request a cable, and I've sent Phu a PM, as well. As for my game collection, it's something that I've invested a lot of money into (especially for some of those Saturn games - haha), and I'm very proud of what I've amassed over time. I take even my older consoles very seriously, which is why I've recently decided to update the connections for every single SCART-compatible console that I own (aside from my Xbox 360 and Wii, which already have more suitable connector types for my purposes) accordingly, since I'll be able to use those RGB SCART cables with an HDMI upscaler/converter in order to allow me to play at 1080p (or capture at 720p). I realize that a lot of older games (especially on Genesis) relied on horrible video connections to create the illusion of supporting higher color counts during game play, but I'd prefer to see every single pixel as clear as day. :P
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Post by: stiggy2009 on January 19, 2011, 08:07:06 PM
Big hello to Commodore16 and Kevinski!

Have often visited the Commodore16.com but didn't realised you could play certain games online including one of my fav's Mr Puniverse :o

Very nice collection you have there Kevinski, wish i had a few of them in my own :)
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Post by: kevinski on January 19, 2011, 09:08:58 PM
Very nice collection you have there Kevinski, wish i had a few of them in my own :)

Thanks. And yeah, some of them were pretty expensive, but definitely worth the price of acquisition. The games that I'm probably proudest to own are Guardian Heroes and  Panzer Dragoon Saga.
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on January 20, 2011, 08:14:52 AM
Welcome Kevinski and Commodore16, some lovely collections you have there  ;D
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Post by: billdooruk on January 23, 2011, 02:00:19 PM
I'd also like to say welcome Kevinski and Commodore16, you both have great collections  :)
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Post by: Panther on January 24, 2011, 09:15:47 AM
Welcome guys  :)

I'm off to check out commodore16.com  ;)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: mrmagoo on February 03, 2011, 07:28:09 AM
Hello everyone.
My name is Daniel and I found this site with google while searching for an s-video modded atari 2600 to buy!
I joined AtariAge but they are all American pretty much and just have NTSC.

I'm an Aussie and I love all the old consoles and try to collect as much as I can.
Currently I'm on a Vectrex fix and I try to get in at least 10 mins of play time a day :p
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on February 03, 2011, 08:05:51 AM
Welcome Daniel! Good to have another Aussie on here! ;)
As you can see we are a friendly bunch - and you have already mentioned a special word 'Vectrex' - what a fantastic machine! ;)
Cheers for now!

Andy
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Post by: stiggy2009 on February 04, 2011, 08:26:19 AM
Hey Daniel, nice to hear from another Vectrex fan   ;D

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Post by: PubZombie on February 16, 2011, 06:19:11 PM
Hello again all,
I have been away along while - redundancy, ilness, early middle age induced surgery and finaly a house move that has seen all my retro stuff bagged up and in storage. But all is much better now and I am reactivating my accounts on EAB and Retro Gamer
Its good to see you guys going from strength to strength
Andy my apologies for not being around or coming to your gigs but its been a rough year or so and everything has taken a back seat.
Donation is inbound
Hello to all the new members
Lets hope to see some of you soon :)
it took me days to get rid of the hangover from Stoke meeting and Jimbob005 bad influence.
laters all
Steve
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on February 16, 2011, 07:35:22 PM
Great to have you back mate. Yeah Stoke was a strange old place! ;)
Cheers for now and PM sent! :)

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Andyp on March 01, 2011, 05:37:19 PM
Hi, my names Andy. i've been slowly collecting console for the past 10 years. I live in Leicester so will defo be coming to the event in may.

My collection so far consists of a 48k spectrum, atari 2600, nes, snes, n64, gamecube, megadrive, saturn, dreamcast, various gameboys and a VECTREX which is awesome, only had it a few weeks and cant stop playing on it (much to the annoyance of the GF)

I found the site from googling about vectrex, ended up on the retro gamer site and then a link about the event in may.

great site, looking forward to may.....

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on March 01, 2011, 05:39:28 PM
Andy,
Welcome to RCM - nice collection you have there - especially the Vectrex - do you have many games for it?
Look forward to meeting you in May! ;)
Cheers
Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Andyp on March 01, 2011, 05:55:03 PM
three games so far for the vectrex - rip off, armor attack and starship. cant play starship properly yet tho, as button 2 on the controller is playing up even tho i've given the contacts a good clean!!! I even bought another controller from ebay, and button 2 will not work on that either, so it must be a wiring problem???

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on March 01, 2011, 05:58:17 PM
Sounds like a wiring problem to me too.
One of our guys (stiggy) purchased a 72-in-1 cartridge for RCM - brilliant cart - nearly everything released for the vectrex on one cartridge! :)

A
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: rewind on March 01, 2011, 06:38:40 PM
I think my button 2 is caned too.

Isnt it the fire button on minestorm? :)

must fire up the vectrex again...
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Andyp on March 01, 2011, 09:38:22 PM
Button 2 is the escape button on minestorm, so still playable.

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Bensonrad on March 02, 2011, 10:27:39 AM
Hi there,
I am Ben, regular user on the Jamma+ and Retrogamer forums, I had certainly heard of this site before on J+, but it was a google search for a Rastan PCB repair log that brought me here yesterday by chance, thus pricking my interest.

I am a collector of all sort of things, Snes, N64, Gameboy, Dreamcast, PS1/2, Xbox and Arcade stuff.   I also collect old games magazines too (just 3 issue to find till I have the full set of CVGs)

Looking forward to looking around and hopefully contributing.
Cheers
Ben
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on March 02, 2011, 10:50:51 AM
Welcome andyp and Ben, we home you enjoy the site and keep on coming back  ;D

@andyp - Scramble for the Vectrex is an absolute must have - a fantastic version !!

@Ben - If your into your arcade boards then I'm sure you'll find all the repair logs of interest from Womble our resident arcade repair expert  :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: RetroBrothers on March 02, 2011, 12:40:24 PM
Hi, I'm Martin (one half of The Retro Brothers) and found this site by basically looking at all the best retro sites Google and Yahoo could give me!

I'm planning on coming to the open day this year.... can't wait to see all of those retro machines in action!

My main passions are the ZX Spectrum and Commodore Amiga - check out my blogs if you fancy reading about some classic games on these machines.

Cheers all and nice to be here!
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on March 02, 2011, 01:50:24 PM
Hi Martin,

My two fave retro machine, the rubber key Speccy and the Amiga, grew up with both of them, many, many classics for both and a few howlers as well, I'll check out the blogs when I can !

Stu.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on March 02, 2011, 03:16:22 PM
Hello to both Ben and Martin - great to have you on our forums - hope you enjoy what you see! :)
Cheers for now
Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: billdooruk on March 09, 2011, 10:02:51 PM
Hello to the recent new members I've not said hello to  :)

Welcome to RCM and hopefully get to meet you at an event soon  ;D

Karl
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: mikezero on March 20, 2011, 06:59:11 PM
Hi guys!

I'm Mike, I'm 43,  I've been an avid gamer since the late 70s.  It all started back then with the old black and white pong games (football/tennis/squash) that could be connected up to your own tv.  In 1980 I obtained an Atari VCS with Combat and Space Invaders cartridges.   From then on throughout the following years I then bought the Atari 400/800XL/130XE/520ST/520STE/Lynx and Jaguar.

During the period of the late 80s/early 90s I became a big fan of the demo scene, what those guys achieved out of the hardware was amazing, except for the annoying scrollers...which made your eyes bleed after 30 mins of reading total blabber! :)      At the time my fav coder and still is Jeff Minter, for 8bit chip music it still is Rob Hubbard...Sanxion Loader & Starpaws anyone?

During the 90s and to this date I've collected many consoles and games but I have to admit I spend most of my gaming pleasure on my PC.

Looking forward to the weekend event in May which is quite local to me.   Any idea on where I buy tickets from?


Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on March 20, 2011, 07:44:29 PM
Mike,
Great to have you on here mate - whereabouts are your from? I would guess Hinckley area (my original hometown!).
You can buy tickets from the homepage . . . info and instructions on there - we have a paypal donate button - depending on what tickets you want you send money that way . . .
Can't wait to see what systems you have! :)
Cheers
Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: billdooruk on March 21, 2011, 08:42:15 AM
Welcome to RCM Mike :)

Enjoy the site and see you in May  :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: mikezero on March 21, 2011, 12:17:06 PM
Yep, I'm from Hinckley Andy.

Will purchase a ticket shortly, looking forward to a bit of nostalgic retro gaming! :)
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Post by: 1200xl on March 21, 2011, 12:32:02 PM
Welcome, nice to have another Atarian here
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on March 21, 2011, 12:56:23 PM
In 1980 I obtained an Atari VCS with Combat and Space Invaders cartridges.   From then on throughout the following years I then bought the Atari 400/800XL/130XE/520ST/520STE/Lynx and Jaguar.

Hi Mike,

Not much of an Atari fan then  ;D welcome to the MAD Wonderful world of RCM !!
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Elgen on March 25, 2011, 09:27:38 AM
Hi, I'm Elgen from Denmark, 35 years old.
I own 2 standard arcade cabinets and about 40 pcb's (not all of them working) and have just build myself a SuperGun (pics might follow later };-D).
I also own alot of consoles (both new and retro) and loves shmups.

I've fooled around with arcade hardware for about 5 years now.
I'm pretty nifty with a soldering iron, and loves to play around to get thing fixed.

I have my whole collection registred at the danish forum Play:Right and it can we viewed right here:
(running through google translate)
http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=da&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=da&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fplayright.dk%2Fsamlerprofil.php%3Fid%3D1278&act=url
(original link)
http://playright.dk/samlerprofil.php?id=1278

I'm living in the Copenhagen suburb Vanløse with my wife and two kids (boy almost 10 years, girl 6 years, another boy on the way at May).

And btw, 'Elgen' is danish for 'The Elk' or 'The Moose', hence the antlers on my smileys };-D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 26, 2011, 10:23:26 PM
Welcome Elgen, you have a great collection :)
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Post by: Spook on March 27, 2011, 08:39:01 PM
Greetings all I am 49 years old and have been interested in computers from the 1980 with the BBC  micro.  I live in Glasgow
I have joined the forum as I am interested in Apple II euro plus and the posibility of connecting it to the wed by used of an accustic cupler.
so looking to buy an Apple II euro plus perepherals and some good advice and banter

cheers Jai
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on March 28, 2011, 09:48:23 AM
Hi Spook,

Welcome to RCM  :)

I have an Apple iie, got a super serial card fitted and transfer software from the PC to the apple, works a treat  :)
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Post by: AndyT on March 28, 2011, 12:20:06 PM
I have an Apple iie, got a super serial card fitted and transfer software from the PC to the apple, works a treat  :)

Me too. Also have a //c as well.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: ocdcsv on April 26, 2011, 01:41:31 PM
Another aussie joining up here.

Hopefully the place won't fall apart while i'm here.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on April 26, 2011, 01:48:40 PM
Welcome to RCM - always good to have our overseas visitors on here! ;)
Enjoy the forums and tell us about yourself . . . :)

Cheers
Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Cosmic Alien on May 10, 2011, 07:52:29 PM
Hi Everyone
I am Steve from the West Midlands in the UK,although i do play the odd recent game i am 90% a retro gamer and have been gaming in one form or another since 1983.My heart lies with my first systems- Atari 2600,Zx Speccy and arcade games of course and i enjoy playing retro games upto the Jag/Dreamcast era and i am a member of 20+ retro gaming and arcade collecting forums.
I own 6 u/r arcade cabs and a somewhat battered HotRace Cocktail but despite having some qualifications in electronics but my knowledge in arcade board repair is average to below so i may be asking a few questions no doubt. ::)
regrds Steve
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on May 10, 2011, 07:56:40 PM
Welcome Steve - good to have you on here too! :)
Please do post some pictures of your collection . . . :)
Cheers
A
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on May 12, 2011, 08:09:56 PM
Hi Everyone
I am Steve from the West Midlands in the UK
Hi Steve and welcome  :)

Whereabouts are you in the sunny West mids ? I'm somewhere between Walsall & Lichfield  :)

Stu.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Spirantho on May 26, 2011, 12:20:33 PM
Hi,

I've just joined because I have a problem... actually not my problem, my Colour Genie. But thought I'd say Hi! first!

I'm Ian Gledhill, I live in Aberystwyth, and I have a few computers. Just a few... ;)

I've also just turned my business into a retro-computing shop but I don't want to plug it yet because then people would think I was only joining to spam the forum, and I'm not. Most of my time these days is spent repairing Spectrums, it seems!

My main retro machine is of course the Sinclair Spectrum, but I cut my teeth on my Dad's TRS-80 Model 1 back in '79 when I was three. First computer of my own was a ZX81.

So - hello! :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on May 26, 2011, 12:28:28 PM
Welcome Ian to the madhouse - hope you enjoy what we do on here . . . always interested in speccy fans! ;)

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on May 26, 2011, 01:35:56 PM
Hi Ian,

I have the odd Speccy or two  :) as well as a genie  :D. RCM has just a few speccy's that have been donated, and love the ZX81 as well.

Welcome to the asylum RCM  ;D

Stu.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Spirantho on May 26, 2011, 01:58:36 PM
Thanks people. Hopefully I can help people with their problems too!
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: billdooruk on May 26, 2011, 11:20:36 PM
Welcome Ian

I get to Aber at least one a year as family friends live near by :)

Can't beat the Lemon Meringue pie from Rydol cafe/cake shop in Aber (sorry if my spelling is wrong!!)

Welcome to RCM

Karl
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Ant@RetrogearUK on June 06, 2011, 10:16:56 PM
Hi all,

Usually a bit of a lurker and don't post much but thought I'd say hello.

My names Ant and I have run Retrogear UK (http://www.retrogearuk.co.uk (http://www.retrogearuk.co.uk)) since it started way back in 1999, and also blog at http://www.retrogamescollector.com (http://www.retrogamescollector.com) when time allows.

I saw RCM on Twitter and followed links here, interesting idea and I'm sure I will be able to contribute some hardware in the near future.

I'm a massive Sinclair collector (not fat, just got a lot of stuff...) a small amount of which can be seen here: http://www.retrogamescollector.com/sinclair-zx81-zx-spectrum-ql-collection/ (http://www.retrogamescollector.com/sinclair-zx81-zx-spectrum-ql-collection/).

I started programming on a ZX81 back in '81 and gaming in arcades back in the 70's sometime on stuff like Pong, Boot Hill and Asteroids. Never stopped since and I've probably owned nearly every console made at some time or other (excepting some clones). Only thing I've never owned is a full size coin-op but hope to remedy that soon (if she who must be obeyed allows).

Looking forward to visiting the RCM collection sometime soon.

Cheers for now,

Ant
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on June 07, 2011, 07:01:24 AM

I'm a massive Sinclair collector (not fat, just got a lot of stuff...) a small amount of which can be seen here: http://www.retrogamescollector.com/sinclair-zx81-zx-spectrum-ql-collection/ (http://www.retrogamescollector.com/sinclair-zx81-zx-spectrum-ql-collection/).

Ant

Hi Ant and welcome to RCM.  :)

I thought I'd got alot of Sinclair kit, but your collection is quality !!

Stu.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on June 07, 2011, 07:52:24 AM
Nice one Ant - and as Stu mentioned nice kit! :)
Hope you enjoy your time on here - we are a friendly bunch. :)

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Derek Barnet on June 21, 2011, 06:22:56 PM
Hi
I'm Derek from Barnet, just off the M25 J23. On ebay I'm the b***d that keeps bidding on Acorn stuff. Retired but busy - family, grandchildren, endless list of to do's (DIY) and then some me time.

During my career I have been Software Manager, Leader, Consultant, Designer, Senior Progammer in mostly Real Time applications. ( Communications, Process Control, Train signalling, Automated Warehouse +). I was a hands on guy. Unix Systems Engineer and Administrator.

Joined Forum - to find people who might like to chat with me - about details/techie stuff. I understand hardware but it fights me. Like the rules about this forum - left another forum after they didn't understand what I was saying - and turned it into a joke.

Project just started to compile data discs ( one non copyrighted - another copyrighted) of Acorn Atom stuff and hand a copy to a Retro Computer museum. Download yes, but a lot more than that !  Have purchased an Acorn Atom but when powered up it just makes a burr sound on the speaker ( hardware problem !!!!). Perhaps someone can help - and guess what - all advice and help will be duly added to the data disc.

At my age its hard to keep up with the latest Microsoft Windows knowledge. But I hope with  the Retro Micro world once I have gained an understanding - the target will not move.

As a project manager, I am keen to encourage those interested in this Retro Micro world to see yourselves as members of the same team. That together we may achieve things.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: WizRider on July 19, 2011, 02:38:23 PM
Hi all.

I'm Curt (a IT Consultant from Northampton).  I'll be honest and say that I've just signed up so that I can attend an event with my good mate JB (hyperfan on these forums).  So that's the honest reason why I've signed up but now that I know these boards exist and that I'm a member then I'll definitely be reading and lurking and sometimes posting too.

I'm into most retro stuff but mainly from a gaming perspective.  Got a MAME cab and next to it a SNES (with Super Everdrive), a megadrive (with Everdrive), a DC, an NES (with a PowerPak on the way from the states) and the current cream of the crop, a Speccy 128+2 all hooked up to a really nice 21" Sony Trinitron TV.

Hopefully see some of you at the 'members only' event on the 3rd Sept!

Cheers...
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on July 19, 2011, 02:40:28 PM
Welcome Curt - I look forward to meeting you in September! ;) Great that you have joined us - please do post - sounds like you have some nice kit too! :)

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on July 19, 2011, 02:56:28 PM
Hi Curt,

Not at all jealous in anyway whatsoever about them everdrive carts   ;D

I want a MAME cab, but there is a reason I don't have one, can't remember what it is....................oh that's right, the Wife  :D

Post away even if it's crap..........Andy does  :P

Stu.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: questor on July 19, 2011, 04:37:04 PM
Hi Curt,

Not at all jealous in anyway whatsoever about them everdrive carts   ;D

I want a MAME cab, but there is a reason I don't have one, can't remember what it is....................oh that's right, the Wife  :D

Post away even if it's crap..........Andy does  :P

Stu.

And for the exact same reason my MAME cab now belongs to RCM and is in the entrance to RCM HQ.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Lesley HS on July 21, 2011, 10:18:31 AM
Hi
I'm Lesley I have been to a number of RCM shows along with Phill my other half.  Congratulations on getting your new headquarters and am looking forward to seeing it.
Lesley
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on July 21, 2011, 10:20:17 AM
Nice one Lesley . . . see you in September! :)

A
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: iainjh on August 17, 2011, 12:47:29 AM
Hi, I'm Iainjh

A Brit currently residing in Canada, I brought all my retro stuff over with me, and can confidently say that all of it works at 60hz :) I bought a nice big 250v PSU just for the retro and all works ;)  Though I did make the move an excuse to thin it out /refine the collection a little, and also to add one or two key items before we came over.

So I have
BBC B
Atari 800
RML 380Z
Philips MSX2
6128
Apple 2e
Speccy
Zx81
Saturn
Dreamcast
3DO
TurboGFX
Jag
...just the greats, and most have flash devices.

 Being over here though doesnt mean I dont seriously lust after an Acorn Atom.. And a UK101.. And a tandy Model 4D.. one day...

Anyway, when I'm over in the new year I'll stop lurking and will drop by!

cheers, Iain :)

Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on August 17, 2011, 09:00:11 AM
Welcome Iain!
Not a bad collection there - must have cost you a large sum to get them shipped over to Canada?
I look forward to meeting you in the new year! Enjoy your time on the forums . . .  :)

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: billdooruk on August 17, 2011, 10:47:46 AM
Welcom to RCM Iain

Like Andy...hope to meet you in the new year :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on August 17, 2011, 04:16:02 PM
Not a bad collection there - must have cost you a large sum to get them shipped over to Canada?

Andy

Yeah them RM 380Z and Apple iie's ain't the lightest things !!

Welcomes aboard the good ship RCM Iain  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: iainjh on August 18, 2011, 01:15:36 AM
the answer is a nice big container and a 4 week shipping time between continents ;)

I forgot the c64 and the vectrex.  doh!

See you next year.. Hopefully then I'll have misappropriated funds from the joint back account for an Atom, you never know !

PS I didnt mention my motivation, why have all this stuff. I love the aesthetics, the character, the 'tactile' of the older computers. Plus my dad was a computer engineer (as they called them at the time), so I saw loads of big iron and then I got a zx81. So its his fault.  And then I used to run/manage a computer shop after I messed up O levels in the 80's. So I played a load of games, sold and saw a load of lovely hardware go past but then couldnt afford it. Now I cant afford it and just cant always justify it ;)

cheers everyone
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Khashoggi on August 19, 2011, 10:51:49 PM
Hi.  I'm Julian from just outside Kettering.  Can't compete with most on here, but do have a ZX81 and a 48k Speccy somewhere.  About 10 years ago, I had about 30 retro computers squirreled away in my house, but can not take any credit as they all belonged to my housemate.  I can't be certain, but my old amiga might have made it up to your museum. 
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on August 19, 2011, 10:58:04 PM
Welcome Julian - ZX81 and Speccy . . . great stuff - two of my personal favourites! :)
What amiga would it have been? and how/when would it have been donated to RCM?
Cheers
Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: questor on August 19, 2011, 11:11:45 PM
Welcome Julian - ZX81 and Speccy . . . great stuff - two of my personal favourites! :)
What amiga would it have been? and how/when would it have been donated to RCM?
Cheers
Andy

The 30 machines were mine (got quite good at finding new places to store them) - and the Amiga 500 is in my attic at the moment.

Good to see you on here mate - you thinking of coming along on the 17th - if so let me know if you need/want a lift.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: grant74 on August 28, 2011, 11:20:56 PM
Hi all! My name is Grant, I'm 37 and currently living in Linton, Derbyshire. I'm a life-long gaming fan and still own my original Atari 2600 "Vader-style" that my parents bought me as a child, I also own an Atari 800xl modded to 320k (thanks Mike - aka "1200xl"), a Jaguar, and an ST modded to 2mb (thanks Mike again!) - so yes, a definate Atari fanboy! I also own a PS3 and a PSP too - but gimme Atari anyday! if I had to choose 2 consoles to take to a desert island? a tough one but I think the Atari 800xl and the 2600 would just clinch it!
I was introduced to the scene by Mike (1200xl) whom I met through Atariage website - and have loved getting involved with the meets ever since. Look forward to it every time!

Thanks to all for keeping Retro gaming alive - nice to see some younger members at the meets too - always cool to have you guys on board and carry the whole scene forward for us all!
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on August 28, 2011, 11:22:58 PM
Welcome to the forums Grant! ;) Always good to have new members on here - pleased that you enjoy our events too! See you for some gaming on the 17th September! ;)

Cheers
Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Slasher-Tab on September 20, 2011, 11:40:31 AM
Hey guys

Slasher-Tab here

just checking this out.

as me and some mates are going to open up a Retro Gaming Museum and lounge/Cafe in Central london ;)

so yeah, If anyone had any massive tips that would be great in regards to any hidden funding that would be availiable.

Thanks a lot peeps ;)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on September 20, 2011, 11:42:45 AM
Welcome Slasher-Tab . . . sounds good - I wish  you well with that.
As for funding - unless you are a charity or know somebody rich - forget it! :( Sorry to be so blunt but hardly anybody is investing at the moment. It has taken us three years to get to a point where we can open to the public.

Cheers
Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on September 20, 2011, 12:00:14 PM
Welcome Slasher-tab,

Yeah fundings a bitch, but like Andy said it's taken us a while, so sometimes perseverance is the key  :)

Good luck though.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Slasher-Tab on September 20, 2011, 12:53:07 PM
we were thinking of making the museum part of the company a charity to see what benefits we would be entitled to (reduced business rates, tax and things like that)

But we scrapped the idea, as doing so would mean the charity would be loaded and the business wouldnt make as much money.

We already have £30k invested because of our business plan.

looking to get £50k total then we can get a premises and start the ball rolling ;)

Got some great contacts so far, Including people up high in ubisoft and konami :d

WE were thinking of getting sponsored by "retro gamer" magazine, have you thought about the sponsorship side of funding at all?
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on September 20, 2011, 01:05:50 PM
Yeah we did look at sponsorship but don't like to bow down to other people, we want to do it our way. :)
I look forward to seeing where you go with this . . . keep us up to date on how it goes.
I can see a visit coming up . . . :)

A
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Slasher-Tab on September 20, 2011, 01:25:53 PM
I came up with "Retro Gamer Base" (RGB)[cable for retro consoles]

as the name for the lounge part ;)

I dunno, have you got any pictures about how your museum us laid out?
i.e. is it All Professional and grids n stuff, or is it just scattered?
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: WelshWizard on November 04, 2011, 08:15:07 AM

Names John living in New Zealand on a not to perm basis as I hope to return to live in Wales in the near future.
Most of my collection is because of my addiction to Atari A8's which started back in the very early 80's
collection is
a mix of 800xl's from standard to highly modded
130XE's standard
1050 drives ranging from standard through Laser, Quad, to Happy drives
ST's various models

then MAC's about three with the new one being 233MHz iMAC

Commodore
C16
C64 breadbox
C64c

a number very early IBM laptops
and some where in storage which I have not checked for years an Amiga and three Archimedes
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on November 04, 2011, 10:44:08 AM

Names John living in New Zealand on a not to perm basis as I hope to return to live in Wales in the near future.
Most of my collection is because of my addiction to Atari A8's which started back in the very early 80's
collection is
a mix of 800xl's from standard to highly modded
130XE's standard
1050 drives ranging from standard through Laser, Quad, to Happy drives
ST's various models

then MAC's about three with the new one being 233MHz iMAC

Commodore
C16
C64 breadbox
C64c

a number very early IBM laptops
and some where in storage which I have not checked for years an Amiga and three Archimedes

Welcome to RCM John  :)

I'm sure you and Mike (1200xl) will have alot to talk about, as he likes his 8bit Atari's including modding them  :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: dubchaser on November 22, 2011, 09:59:07 PM
Lee here, originally from Melton Mowbray but since moved closer to Leicester, not by my own choice but marriage. lol

Always enjoyed computer games and play them every day if I can.  Hopefully make one of your open days soon.

Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on November 22, 2011, 10:02:02 PM
Welcome Lee! Can you join us this coming weekend?

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: levs on November 29, 2011, 11:59:47 AM
Hi, Im Levs, only heard about this site at the weekend, im a big fan of retro games, owned most consoles but have just had to sell my collection. Well done with the weekend a Snibston! shame i was working but still got a few quick games in on my breaks!

Levs
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: andy_rea on December 24, 2011, 05:53:21 PM
Well i suppose it's about time i came along and had a look at what goes on in here...

Some of you will already know me but probably most won't, i'm a bit of a zx81 nut and um thats about it  ;D

Regards Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on December 24, 2011, 06:29:19 PM
Welcome to both Levs and Andy - good to meet you both at the RCM weekender at Snibston - and to Andy - loving what you are doing ont he good old '81 mate - gotta get me an over clocked ULA - and of course the soundtracker you are doing! nice work! ;)

A
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on December 28, 2011, 08:16:51 AM
Hello new members  :)

And did someone mention ZX81 ?  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Raya on January 12, 2012, 09:01:08 PM
Evening all! I'm Lynz, another local from Leicestershire. Went along to the Snibby event, got talking to Andy and Linda and the rest is history, as they say.

Nice to meet you all!
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Scarlettkitten on January 12, 2012, 09:22:32 PM
Welcome :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on January 12, 2012, 09:29:42 PM
Welcome Lynz - great talking to you!

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: billdooruk on January 13, 2012, 08:25:18 AM
Welcome to RCM :)

Enjoy and hopefully meet you soon

Karl
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: nige170572 on April 09, 2012, 10:44:01 PM
Hi I'm Nige from the West Midlands, I was well into computers in the early eighties, I owned a c64 but used to swap with my friends over the weekends with a Spectrum 48k, acorn electron and even the zx81 .
I made several type in ( with a few graphics) adventure games on the c64 when I was 11 years old but unfortunately tapes got lost :(
Love the 8 bit era great memories for me.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on April 09, 2012, 11:43:31 PM
Nice one mate - look forward to seeing you again in May! :)

A
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on April 25, 2012, 01:33:53 PM
Welcome Nige, whereabouts in the midlands you from ?
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves - Mitesh
Post by: retro mania on June 08, 2012, 04:51:30 PM
Hello eveyone..I am Mitesh..who came to the Retro Museum at the weekend that was based on the BBC radio venue in Leicester city centre. I had a great time meeting the staff & I hope to make a visit at Coalville in the near future. I am also a geek collector when it comes to retro gaming, but I would like everyone to check out my gaming youtube channel & leave comments (hopefully nice ones) lol

http://www.youtube.com/user/MitsRetroMania?feature=mhee

Hope to hear from everyone!  ;D

Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: billdooruk on June 08, 2012, 09:23:47 PM
Welcome to RCM Mitesh

Enjoy....If you liked the stuff at BBC Radio Leicester you will love RCM Museum :)

Karl
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on June 08, 2012, 09:25:30 PM
as Karl (billdooruk) has already said . . . if you liked the stuff at Radio Leicester then you will LOVE the RCM HQ! :)

Welcome to the forums too mate - good to meet you at the BBC.

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: levs on June 08, 2012, 11:28:47 PM
Good to meet you at the BBC event mate :) get some practice in on soul calibur dc tho! :D :D :D ;)


(and you Phoenix   ;D)

Levs
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Rink on July 04, 2012, 10:49:08 AM
Hi there, I'm Karl - based in the north east. I was lucky enough to come down to RCM HQ earlier in the year and have finally got around to joining the forum.

I spend most of my days pretending to build intranet tools and mobile apps for an American corporation, while secretly coding for and playing with retro systems on emulators, playing Pokemon, or working on my own compilers for a language noone will ever use. You'll sometimes catch me over on the World of Dragon forum too.

I've posted my meagre collection in the other forum area - http://retrocomputermuseum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4607.0 (http://retrocomputermuseum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4607.0).

Cheers.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on July 04, 2012, 01:03:14 PM
Hi Karl - glad to see you on here! :)

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: capribloke on July 05, 2012, 04:58:13 PM
Hi. I'm CapriBloke  (yes I have owned some in the past - keeping it retro)

I live in Ashby de la Zouch (about 5 miles from RCM HQ).

I found the museum by chance when my son (aged 12) was finding out about retro consoles and computers, just for his own entertainment.
Been on Sundays a few times, and want to come back whenever jobs at home allow (permission from the missus).
Both my son and daughter (10) loved everything about the place.
Hope to be back many more times, and drag newbies along with us.

Bring on a long wet winter to give us all the excuse to go to RCM HQ  ;)

Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on July 05, 2012, 05:27:43 PM
Hi mate, good to hear from you on here! ;)

Andy
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AylesburyTim on July 13, 2012, 09:57:49 AM
*** Commodore Basic 4.0 ***
 31743 Bytes Free

 ready.

Hello RCM,
My name is Tim O'Callaghan I live in Aylesbury Bucks.
I was born in 1968 now aged 43 which means I am a bit-baby.
While I was growing up all the new machines became available and I liked
going to computer clubs to look at and criticise other peoples machines  ;D
I could not afford the biggest or best machines but did manage to take my
Sinclair ZX-81 then after my Sinclair ZX-Spectrum to play games and copy software.
At these clubs in my formative years I was impressed with the variety of the machines and I got the bug.
I loved programming in Basic and would go to my local TANDY computer store and write amusing programs on a demo TRS-80 Model III.
I have a collection of fully working machines which I sometimes take to retro computer shows. I specialise in being able to make brand new 5.25" floppies from disk images or connecting CF cards chock full of software to use on the retro machines.
The two biggest under-rated people in the computer industry are..
Gary Kildall who created the first good DOS system called CP/M (copied by you know who)
and Chuck Peddle who created the 6502 microprocessor used in many machines of the day,
the 6502 was not the first processor but its architecture enabled communication with other peripherals
and was produced at a cheap price which led to the boom in home computing. And Chuck produced the first real Personal Computer with Screen, Keyboard and BASIC the magnificent C= Commodore PET 2001.

I am currently working on fixing 2 Osborne 1 Computers, The logic in these machines is very sound, I have removed the Power Supplies and replacing components on them they WILL be fully up and running by the end of this week. If you have one of these machines you will know how after 30 years the PSU's melt and create 'Magic Smoke' luckily they can be fixed. I will use TeleDisk to make a full set of CP/M disks for them.

I have a number of rare fully working machines including an Apple /// with 5mb profile Hard disk and cp/m
a Commodore PET 2001 with Chiclet Keyboard, a Commodore PET 3008 with dual 4040 floppy drive, a commodore SX-64 , Sincalir ZX-80 and many more.

I hope to visit your museum some time soon.

Tim.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: The Twins on July 13, 2012, 10:14:21 AM
Morning Tim,
I am from Aylesbury originally, my parents and one of my brothers still live there and AndyRCM and I pop down when we can. Did you go to school in Aylesbury?, as you may have known my younger brother Graeme Skeggs,.

Anyways, welcome to the Nut house  ;D and enjoy.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on July 13, 2012, 11:44:36 AM
I am currently working on fixing 2 Osborne 1 Computers, The logic in these machines is very sound, I have removed the Power Supplies and replacing components on them they WILL be fully up and running by the end of this week. If you have one of these machines you will know how after 30 years the PSU's melt and create 'Magic Smoke' luckily they can be fixed. I will use TeleDisk to make a full set of CP/M disks for them.


Hi Tim and welcome to the asylum world of RCM  ;D

Osbourne 1 is one of thos few computers that RCM does NOT have  :-[ but would certainly like so if you manage to fix anymore think of us if your looking to sell them on.

I gather from some of your collection and the start of your post your a bit of a commodore person  :) don't worry we won't hold it against you  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AylesburyTim on July 17, 2012, 10:46:28 AM
Hello,

I work in Aylesbury but went to school in Bletchley, for a while I helped out at Bletchley Park in the computer museum.
I will have one Osborne 1 spare and would consider trading it. I also have a near mint Commodore PET 3008.
I would trade for a working TRS-80 Model III.
Am I a C= Commodore Person well yes.. to an extent we all are given that a lot or micros have Commodore Inside with the 6502  ;D
At one time I had about 200 machines, I moved house so sold a few.. Now I have a good collection of fully working machines but not so many. I like to make new floppies for the old machines and see them lit up and beeping and whirring.
One thing I have been messing with recently is modding the ZX-Spectrum, one of mine now has
composite video out, Divide IDE CF Card, AY-Magic Sound playing AY Demo's on a big tv with a good PA really looks and sounds good. I dare not use my ZX-Microdrive as it has not been powered for years.
I am also collecting retro computer video stuff like , Making The Most of The Micro, The Computer Programme, The computer Chronicles etc..
Have a listen to the Retrobits podcast series.. some good stuff to listen to.

Tim.



Title: Osborne 1 Update
Post by: AylesburyTim on July 17, 2012, 02:49:25 PM
Good news..

Both the Osborne 1's I was working on are currently up and running...
the first one my original one had a 60 column graphics card and double density drives.
the second one is standard with single density drives.
I will shortly give them both a work out copying all the CP/M software onto new 5.25" floppies...
If they survive that workout on the PSU's they should be fine..
Whilst playing with Osborne's in the past, I have seen the 'Magic Smoke' three times.   ::)
If you have one feel free to get some tips on getting it working.
A new web site.. I have a little idea about a retro computing web-site..
I own the domain of 'MicroRetro.com' It's currently not in use just parked..
I'd like to see a web site where people with working retro machines can share there knowledge about
keeping them running and there software images and expertees.
the users could add a machine they have building up the number of machines on the system showing you how to use and acquire software for the machines. Headings like Pictures, How-to' Software Library etc.
Title: Re: Osborne 1 Update
Post by: questor on July 17, 2012, 08:17:38 PM
Good news..

Both the Osborne 1's I was working on are currently up and running...
the first one my original one had a 60 column graphics card and double density drives.
the second one is standard with single density drives.
I will shortly give them both a work out copying all the CP/M software onto new 5.25" floppies...
If they survive that workout on the PSU's they should be fine..
Whilst playing with Osborne's in the past, I have seen the 'Magic Smoke' three times.   ::)
If you have one feel free to get some tips on getting it working.
A new web site.. I have a little idea about a retro computing web-site..
I own the domain of 'MicroRetro.com' It's currently not in use just parked..
I'd like to see a web site where people with working retro machines can share there knowledge about
keeping them running and there software images and expertees.
the users could add a machine they have building up the number of machines on the system showing you how to use and acquire software for the machines. Headings like Pictures, How-to' Software Library etc.


I had similar ideas and was going to create a WIKI based site, possibly as a subdomain of retrocomputermuseum.co.uk to try and pull together all the schematics, troubleshooting etc info. There are lots of sites that will tell you the hardware specs, or the games... but not many that pull together schematics, pinouts, cable making info, troubleshooting/common faults etc.

Might be worth having a more open discussion about this in the Hardware forum.... I already have some hard to get schematics from sites that no longer exist.

Same might also go for creating disks - especially for the older systems - I am on the lookout for software for the RML 380z/480z - We have a PC at RCM HQ configured to write FM disks that I know works - but so few images...
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Phu on July 18, 2012, 05:20:03 PM
Si... if you want to wiki RCM has one just ready and waiting for you ;)

-- Richard
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Post by: grobda on November 18, 2012, 07:18:08 PM
hi from glasgow, im on lots of other retro/arcade forums, stumbled across this one and thought id join up. my interest waxes and wanes but i always seem to end up with more stuff than i get rid of  ;D

im a bit of a tinkerer and generally only buy broken stuff these days as if it works straight away its a bit boring  ::)
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Post by: drgaz on March 31, 2013, 08:12:52 PM
Hi I am  Gaz,
                          From Lougborough  I am old and clearly remember all these now retro games from the early 80s although things are getting a liittle jaded around the edges  now.  ;) great forum will come visit soon.

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Post by: AndyRCM on March 31, 2013, 10:04:47 PM
Hi Gaz,
Great to have a new member on here - retro computers/consoles will always be interesting! ;)
Cheers
Andy
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Post by: Panther on April 01, 2013, 08:40:30 AM

Great to have a new member on here - retro computers/consoles will always be interesting! ;)


Some more than others  ;D long live the '81  ;)
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Post by: AndyRCM on April 01, 2013, 07:00:12 PM
Gaz - good to see you again mate - see you at RCM HQ very soon!

A
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Post by: drgaz on April 01, 2013, 11:01:13 PM
Cheers Andy 10/4 on that  :)
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Post by: octave-sounds on September 15, 2014, 03:11:10 PM
hey!

 hi there guys just like to say a big hello to everybody here was great to meet rcm at superbyte over the weekend and hope to visit you guys soon! :) )

cheers
Jeff
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Post by: AndyRCM on September 15, 2014, 04:35:51 PM
Hello Jeff,
As always great to see you too mate. :)
Cheers

Andy
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Post by: stefan on March 15, 2015, 07:58:09 PM
Hi All

My name is Stefan, live in Melton Mowbray, my first computer was an Oric1 and then the Oric Atmos. This was followed with Amstrad CPC 464 (green screen), then Amstrad 6128, Amiga 600 and finally before moving to PCs an Amiga 1200 with 20 meg hard drive.

I mostly used these machines for programming and playing the odd game.

Recently started my own small collection of retro machines, nothing much, just few of the most popular.

These days outside of work, I spend what little time I get managing my Linux media server (MythTV) and front ends, currently PI B+ with Kodi. I also like to program using Perl, C and VB.NET.

Cheers


Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on March 16, 2015, 12:42:12 PM
my first computer was an Oric1 and then the Oric Atmos.

We all have our cross to bear  ;)

Only joking  ;D

Welcome to RCM
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on March 16, 2015, 01:26:23 PM
Welcome . . . was it yourself (and your wife) who visited yesterday?
Great to meet you! :)
Cheers
Andy
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Post by: stefan on March 16, 2015, 07:50:16 PM
Welcome . . . was it yourself (and your wife) who visited yesterday?
Great to meet you! :)
Cheers
Andy
Hi Andy

Aye, it myself and the better half, she enjoyed a quick stint on the tennis game particularly when beating me  ;D

We had a very enjoyable visit, pity we had to shoot off, would have loved to stay longer and explore.

Hope you don't mind me saying, the museum seems like a good place to hang out, chat, play a few games and maybe help out. Have you considered perhaps a yearly membership for people like myself who would like to pop along the odd Sunday afternoon ?

Cheers

Stefan
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Post by: AndyRCM on March 16, 2015, 08:10:33 PM
Hi Stefan,
Funnily enough we were already thinking of doing something like this . . . I will be announcing something shortly. Nice post mate. :)
Cheers
Andy

PS She really did beat you on tennis mate . . . loved it too! ;)
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Post by: PicMatt on March 16, 2015, 09:54:52 PM
Hello,
 I am new here, but not to 8bit processors. I started on a ZX81 (was supposed to share it with my sisters..... sorry sis(es?)) then after a near miss with a Jupiter Ace (Phew!) my Dad got us an Oric1 48K. Now I know the "Accepted wisdom" is that the Oric1 keyboard was rubbish and that the Atmos was much better, but I loved the Oric1 keyboard... I sometimes wonder how many reviewers have actually tried one ;)

  I always wanted to program ("code" nowadays) in assembler, but I couldn't get my head round it at 13, and spent most of my secondary school evenings writing programs (in basic) to swap with my mate (he also had an Oric1). I couldn't afford to buy games at the time, and to be honest it was a good thing, I learnt a lot and it stood me in good stead for later life...

 I got interested in electronics and eventually moved onto Pic micros (1996), I used an Oric (posh Atmos this time) with a home-built ADC to prove to my boss we needed a PC (a 386 - kit form for £800) to program them with... he went for it, and I have been programming Pics in assembler ever since!

 I now work for a radio control company in Walsall and am grudingly moving over to C for our newer products (although I still maintain and code some smaller products in assembler). I showed our new engineer a picture of an Oric, his response was "Where is the screen?"..... things move on I guess ;)
 
 I always wanted to return to the Oric to finally do some asm programming, and thanks to a visit to RCM, my interest has been fired up again ;)

 Thank you Andy for putting up with me on Sunday, I had a great time, and can't wait to come back for a visit!

Regards


Matthew
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on March 16, 2015, 09:56:36 PM
Hello Matthew,
Great to meet you on Sunday . . . always welcome - great chat! ;)
Cheers
Andy
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Post by: informatik on July 20, 2015, 03:47:08 PM
Hello from Russia!
My name is Sergey  and I live in small town near Moscow.
I'm chief Moscow retrocomuting community and retrocomputing festival. Our festival include a hardware sale, exhibit hall, lectures, museum tours, and workshops.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on July 21, 2015, 02:45:56 PM
Hello Sergey and welcome to RCM !!  :D I am sure you see many ZX Spectrum clones as there seem to be alot in Russia, any pictures of your festival would be good to see.  :)
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Post by: informatik on July 21, 2015, 07:27:01 PM
Thank you,Panther.
Yes, i see some zx-based russian computer, and in our festival have some user russian Intel 8080 based computer ??????. Here is photo http://zx-pk.ru/showthread.php?t=17514
This is page about our community in english http://aswdf.ru/about.html And here some photo https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/openworld2009/albums/
The RCM is very cool:) We glad to see retrocomputing in other country,very interesting.
P.S. I have not speak and write English since 2000, when I was teenager:(
 
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on July 22, 2015, 09:40:10 AM
Sergey,

Your English is very good  :D

Had a look at the links, great to see Retro computing alive and well in Russia  ;D

Here's a list of Spectrum clones from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ZX_Spectrum_clones (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ZX_Spectrum_clones), all in english (sorry)  :-\ RCM has some of the Timex machines  :)
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Post by: uglifruit on November 16, 2015, 09:17:25 AM
Was great to pop along on Sunday, I'll definitely have to make a proper visit soon.

About me: ZXSpeccy, Music & Music Tech, Quite tall, from Leicester, Recreational geeky things, Sometimes writes plays, also known as 'Andy'.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on November 16, 2015, 10:02:59 PM
Good to see you on Sunday. :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Panther on November 17, 2015, 11:10:03 AM
Not another ANDY  :P

Welcome to RCM, being a speccy fan always helps  :)
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: Stephen on May 19, 2016, 06:27:35 AM
Hi everyone, I've just started this Retro lark and have  collecting hardware from my childhood. Just a few to start with the TRS 80 color, Amiga 500 and wait for it drum roll please... Intertec Superbrain QD. The Superbrain is a at the moment non working but it's my first proper computer restoration job. So if anyone out there knows of this machine, parts, software and manuals I would very grateful.

Best regards
Stephen
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Post by: aveIT on October 23, 2016, 09:14:28 AM
Hi guys, I started out with a ZX81 for school computer studies, (1st year that was able to take the subject in 1981 at Summerhill School Kingswinford) I played around in basic but never got into machine code. 2nd machine a Amstrad CPC 464 (green screen) played too many games on this, then a 286, 386, 486 etc. Started to build and supply home pc setups, lots of fun back then. Today my son has just graduated in IT from Uni and has well and truly overtaken me in programming terms but we will be coming to visit RCM very soon and have a play.
Cheers

Graham
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Post by: DC The Juggler on October 24, 2016, 10:12:45 PM
Hi Graham,

Welcome to the forum and congratulations to your son.  Hope to meet you soon at the RCM, I'm there most Sundays.
I can empathise about having a son who's now better at programming - my Computer Science degree is 25 years old and I ended up fixing them for a living instead of programming them. My eldest son is in his third year of a Computer Science with Games Development degree. What makes me feel old is the fact that the only programming language that James has been taught that was around when I was in Uni is C++, and at the time my Lecturers refused to teach it to us because they did not approve of Object Orientated Programming Languages saying they would never take off because it was a wasteful way of programming.

David
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Post by: andyt1981 on February 07, 2017, 05:18:44 AM
Hi Folks,

My names Andy, am from Liverpool and have recently come into a bunch of old speccy stuff.  Having no clue about any of it, I figured I would sign up and see if anyone can help me out as to what I have and whether its worth anything.  And to maybe educate myself a little on the subject.
Title: Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
Post by: AndyRCM on February 07, 2017, 09:13:39 AM
Hello Andy,
Good to hear from you! We (and especially me) love the speccy. You have a lovely collection there that is worth something - especially if it is all working. However after saying that - not something that I would get rid of . . . unless I donated to a well known computer museum :)
If you need any assistance please shout. ;)

Andy