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COLLECTORS CORNER / Felicemaggie's collection
« on: April 28, 2012, 03:22:11 PM »
Atari Falcon x3 - 1 with ct60, 1 non-working (that has been promised to RCM)
Atari 520 STFM (with 2.5mb RAM)
Atari Mega STe4 (with Ultrasatan hard disc)
Amiga 1200 (basic configuration, planning to add internal CF card in due course)
Sony PS3
Sony PS2
Amstrad CPC6128 with colour monitor
Sinclair Spectrum

Nintendo DS Lite (with the useful R4 cartridge)
Sony PSP

Apple Mac Mini
Apple Macbook Pro
Sony Vaio laptop
Compaq laptop

Various incomplete laptops that require memory, hard drive & power adaptor, but are working

OFF TOPIC / Re: A Nintendo graveyard (at Bowlers)
« on: April 21, 2012, 09:06:25 PM »
Surprised that you didn't grab the contents of the 5 boxes for RCM, Mike ..... if they were going either cheap or for nowt :)


As others have said (and the four of us all agreed) - we had an excellent day out with the RCM crew and visitors on Sunday at Snibston.

Snibston itself is a much better, much brighter and probably even larger (for the space that RCM had alone) than the old village hall at Swannington. We certainly all enjoyed the bonus of having a wander around the museum as well :) Although we didn't eat in the museum's cafe, I noticed that the prices were rather decent, ie, a baked potato with 2 toppings for just under a fiver. I did buy a couple of bottles of coke from the cafe though and these were also reasonably priced at £1.30 each.

Many thanks to Flicky and the other guy (whose name I forget) that were selling the retro kit in 2 of the rooms. The selection of stuff available to buy was seriously good - it was a case of working out what to buy as the prices were very reasonable. I personally came away with a Quickshot 2 joystick and a tshirt, all of which I'm very pleased with.

Greetings to Max Hall, Jackie Mason, Mike Mee, AndyRCM and the rest of the staff crew. The staff all did a wonderful job and there were no problems that I could see.

We'll definitely visit again if another event is held at Snibston !



There's also the Geek expo - in Margate, Kent, which is happening in February, I believe.

It sounds like it could be an event on a similar scale to the successful Replay Expo events - but based in the south, rather than the north :)

I am hoping that I'll be there in person with the Jagfest-UK team (as at 2011's Replay Expo) but this is not confirmed yet.
There is a likelihood that it may be possible at this late stage though, as the organiser of the earlier Jagfest-UK events is based in Rochester/Strood area in Kent.

I'm hoping that Gaztee (a member of this forum) will know more about this than I do ..... :)



Good points:-

Seeing the (new) Batman Forever demo actually running on an Amstrad CPC 6128, after having only seen it run on emulators before.

The kitchen setup - this was the first time I tried any of the food and I was rather impressed ;) Thanks to the ladies behind the counter for this - the food was delicious. I had one of the famous baked potatoes and it must rank among some of the best I've eaten over the years.

There weren't any bad points, just one or two slight niggles, I wonder whether the evening do might have been better (though it wasn't officially organised by RCM) by booking a large table at the Indian restaurant in Swannington ? It seems a little odd in this day and age that the pub didn't serve food - that was the reason we didn't come for the drinks, as 2 of us out of 4 had to remain fairly sober for driving home.

The Saturday also felt emptier though that was maybe with the event being over 2 days, compared to the 1 day event we'd been to before. It did allow, however, for ease of movement around the hall.

Thanks again for organising the event and we will be back for future events as time allows ...



FOR SALE / WANTED / Re: A big e-bay job lot!
« on: May 01, 2011, 07:40:35 PM »
I'm fairly close by Bury St Edmunds if anyone (either individual or as an RCM collective) wants to bid for the kit.

If RCM bid and win the entire lot, I'm happy to assist with transportation to the HQ, though with the cost of fuel I unfortunately have to ask for some recompense .....



RCM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Re: A new group of stores from one of our Members . . .
« on: February 26, 2011, 04:39:02 PM »
There's another one now too - for those of us on here who have recently had a baby or are about to, or even are looking to buy for a relation's.

The link is:-

There will be more stores as well ;)



« on: February 20, 2011, 08:47:29 PM »
Has anyone got a spare Amiga 1200 going cheapish ?

Please let me know. May consider monitors and other hardware with it too.



I'm probably about an hour or so away from there Mike - if you wanted to sort out payment I can pick it up then deliver it to you at the RCM open weekend.

Let me know if this is OK.



RCM GAMING EVENTS - OPEN DAYS 2011 / Re: RCM weekender
« on: November 30, 2010, 05:38:15 PM »
Paula and myself should be at one of the days of the RCM weekender. We're looking at the Saturday if she can get the evening off work.

Though I think, in time, we should organise a little trip to go to ejagfest 2011 in Kaarst, assuming it goes ahead. I'm willing to share part of the driving if needs be. Germany is cool at any time of the year, but the Christmas season and the leadup to it is something special and quite classy. As I noticed when I was out there working a few weeks ago, it is a blessed relief to see traditional Christmas-related items on display which are NOT attached to the latest teen-chav movie or singer or whatever.

Hopefully the trip can include members of RCM as well ;)



(and before anyone moans - the word 'Wills' is nothing to do with Prince William, though I am personally pleased to hear of his recent engagement & look forward to watching their wedding on TV as and when it comes to pass)

But seriously ....

Life takes many twists and turns & one of the things I've been meaning to do for a number of years is to set up a Will, mainly to decide where my collection of retro and current computer hardware will end up when I'm no longer on this earth. I have had some ideas to name the RCM as being one organisation who I'd be happy to inherit what is left of my kit after my wife & best man have taken their share. Interestingly enough, my wife has been closer to AndyT so I'd probably have to make the proviso that RCM and the Centre for Computing History can agree on what to keep (hopefully without any fights :) ).

I'm also curious as to what plans, if any, have been made for the future of RCM for when the owners/organisers of the museum themselves (and this also applies to AndyT as well) are also no longer on this earth. I personally would hate if if the entire kit owned by both organisations, was to be binned; particularly after having been stored and cared for lovingly over the intervening years.

I'm wondering whether the kit itself would either end up at Bletchley Park at the end of things - obviously hoping that the National Museum of Computing would still be in existence even long after the current management have passed on - or even, particularly in RCM's case, considering RCM should have their own building by then, whether it would be managed by TNMOC as a result ?

I hope this can start some kind of a debate. If it is in the wrong part of the forum, please feel free to move it to an acceptable area.

GAMING . . . / Re: Burnout xbox 360 anygood ?
« on: November 17, 2010, 02:01:35 PM »
I've also got this on the PS3 - will have to link up with some of you guys for a game at some point; hopefully sooner rather than later.



OFF TOPIC / Re: Time Game
« on: October 24, 2010, 09:31:36 AM »
The link to Viznut's new demo is here :-

It runs in ViCE, I believe that was the emulator which was used to show the demo earlier this morning, but check with the master himself if you have any problems.



OFF TOPIC / Re: Time Game
« on: October 23, 2010, 10:25:22 PM »
At the Alternative Party 2010 in Finland this weekend, and you guys must watch out for the new demo by Viznut / PWP !

It should be on in some hours for the Vic20, but runs fine in the emulator.

It has been a good party so far but is not yet over, plus there's the after (sauna) party to come on Sunday evening.

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