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GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / Re: Nascom-1 - Tell me more!
« on: August 09, 2018, 06:39:09 PM »
Andy - thanks for this. I know how fortunate I am to have been gifted a Nascom!

I'm going to have a read of your blog and check out the Yahoo list.

Thanks again, I'll let you know how I get on!

Cheers,

Ric.

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GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / Antstream - Streaming Retro Gaming
« on: July 28, 2018, 06:40:41 PM »
I saw this interesting new service via Retro Gamer magazine.

"Antstream is the World’s first retro game streaming subscription service, available soon on the Android and Windows platforms. 

We have a huge library of licensed and carefully curated classic games available to play on demand.  It has never been easier to play -  No downloads, no fiddly emulators, just instant streaming.

Antstream also adds a unique twist with exclusive challenges, allowing you to compete against your friends and the global Antstream user-base."

It's in the pre-registration stage right now, so it'll be interesting to see how it develops!

Ric.

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HARDWARE/SYSTEMS DISCUSSION / Re: Now thats what you call a modem!
« on: July 28, 2018, 03:05:56 PM »
I'm well jealous! Ever since watching Matthew Broderick in the movie "Wargames" I've wanted to own an acoustic coupler!

The Atari 830 is the actual modem I've always longed to own! http://www.atarimuseum.com/computers/8bits/400800/830/830.html

The search continues... :-)

Ric.

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GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / Re: Interesting stuff about NES carts
« on: July 28, 2018, 03:00:59 PM »
Wow! I hadn't heard that before. It was innovative of Nintendo at the time, I guess, and it's provided modern video gamers with some interesting options!

Thanks for sharing!

Ric.

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GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / Nascom-1 - Tell me more!
« on: July 28, 2018, 02:58:17 PM »
Hi,

I've recently been given a Nascom-1 -- built, and in great condition. I'm yet to test it, as I was unaware of the existence of the Nascom-1 before it was gifted to me!

I've started to read up on the history of the Nascom-1.

Any Nascom-1 experts in the community who I could learn from as I explore setting this unit up again?

Cheers,

Ric.

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This looks great Andy! Thanks for the advanced warning - I've put it into my diary as I've never been to the Snibston Museum before and this looks like a great excuse!

Cheers,

Ric.

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Andy,

Buffet lunch for all 5 of us who are attending please! :-)

Let me know if you'd prefer me to transfer the cash to you before hand.

Ric.

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Andy,

Buffet lunch for all 5 of us who are attending, thanks! :-)

Happy to transfer the money across in advance in you prefer.

Ric.

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Andy,

Just booked 5 x £9.00 tickets via PayPal for Saturday December 1st for myself and 4 of the lads.

Looking forward to seeing you there! :-)

Cheers,

Ric.

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FOR SALE / WANTED / Re: New ZX Spectrum book on Amazon - £3.99
« on: October 15, 2012, 09:57:57 AM »
Looks good! Added to my Christmas Wish List! :-)

Ric.

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Hi,

Firstly - thanks to everyone at RCM for putting on a well organised and thoroughly enjoyable Gaming Event! This is the second time I've visited, and all of us who drove up from Birmingham had a really good time!  ;D

I thought I'd share some photographs I took on the Saturday - you can view them at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tubbweb/sets/72157626548616811/

If anyone else has any photos, it'd be good to see them!

Regards,

Richard Tubb.
www.tubblog.co.uk

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RCM GAMING EVENTS - OPEN DAYS 2011 / Re: Open Weekend Tickets
« on: April 19, 2011, 03:23:56 PM »
I'm happy to collect my own and my colleagues tickets at the door. Save the postage (and the chances of me mis-placing them before the event!).

Regards,

Richard Tubb.
www.tubblog.co.uk

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RCM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Re: A great review about our last event . . .
« on: March 20, 2011, 10:12:59 AM »
Andy,

Glad you liked my blog post - thanks for providing me with something great to write about! :-)

Look forward to seeing everyone at the May weekender!

Regards,

Richard Tubb.
www.tubblog.co.uk

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RCM GAMING EVENTS - OPEN DAYS 2011 / Re: RCM weekender
« on: November 04, 2010, 05:52:44 AM »
Andy,

It's in the diary and I fully expect to be there! I'd imagine I'd be bringing at least one other person (and probably two) also.

Cheers,

Ric.

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NEW MEMBERS - SIGN IN HERE PLEASE / Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« 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.

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