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HARDWARE/SYSTEMS DISCUSSION / Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« on: February 17, 2010, 02:22:20 PM »
so close ! £1.99  ;D I think that was a steal

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

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

PS if anyone wants to pass a few hundred quid my way for this uber rare item.. please do so!

HARDWARE/SYSTEMS DISCUSSION / Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« on: February 17, 2010, 02:15:45 PM »
My latest goodies have to be a FACTORY SEALED  :o Quake III: Team Arena (Big Box) PC  :o

anyone wanna guess the price? 3 guesses  ;D

GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / Re: Retrovision 2010
« on: January 28, 2010, 08:56:49 PM »

myself and a friend 'plan' to come on the Saturday, however we won't actually know for definite until about 11am Saturday. Will we be able to buy a ticket on the door?


« on: January 25, 2010, 09:53:08 PM »
true or not idk by apparently "" is owned by my mates dad... that's my claim to fame  ;D

also hijacking the thread a lil, has anyone played Stonekeep (DOS) or Outlaws (WIN)? my all time favourite 2 windows 95 games.

As much as I love DOSbox, I wish there was a win95 box that could efficiently play those old games.

GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / Re: 3 guesses ...javascript:void(0);
« on: January 23, 2010, 02:20:26 PM »
SD card to a Sinclair computer expansion port?


Modchip world have been out of stock for months, and on an old post that link was recommended to me, i want 2 but definitely don't want 5, if I was to buy them would anyone want then?


OFF TOPIC / Re: Time Game
« on: January 18, 2010, 06:14:46 AM »
6:15 - just finished a clean install of windows 7 on desktop, crashes 'boot MDR missing' .... have to start again - very tired!

8:38 - reinstalled ... all going fine then BANG horribly slow again... i change appearance to 'best performance' and its totally fine. Seems to be an NVIDIA driver issue :-(

GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / Re: Flash Devices / Multi Device List
« on: January 10, 2010, 02:56:33 AM »
Not sure if its been posted but here is an N64 version.

FOR SALE / WANTED / Re: PET 2001 'blue' on ebay, stourbridge
« on: January 09, 2010, 07:05:33 PM »
well I don't particularly know how it works, or want it! but it 'looks' interesting!

FOR SALE / WANTED / Re: PET 2001 'blue' on ebay, stourbridge
« on: January 09, 2010, 06:34:57 PM »
how rare or desirable are these things? what do we 'think' it will go up to?

another game coming to Dreamcast encase you haven't seen it.  :D


meh! I tried! < link

GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / Re: Surrond Sound for PS3
« on: December 28, 2009, 05:33:59 PM »
I've always been a fan of Creative, i used to have a 5.1 £50 creative speaker set, and a £40 Creative Extigy Sound Blaster (external). you could plug SPDIF and TOSLINK in and it decoded Dolby Digital, was GREAT for films, and for PS3 as the games are now Dolby Digital and not Dolby Pro Logic it will decode them too!. i redecorated and accidentally got paint all over my speakers though xD but they did sound breath taking when i used them.

Take a look at the creative external sound blasters, you won't be disappointed.

GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / Re: Would this work?
« on: December 28, 2009, 01:14:00 PM »
^ as above.

I personally run a cable from my hifi to the 'line in' or 'mic in' socket on my computer, run Magix Audio Cleaning Lab and clean up all the hissing and background noise, you can still tell its from an audio cassette, but it sounds a lot better. you can also increase and decrease audio frequency levels so could 'max out' the ones used and mute the ones not.

its VERY easy to do on XP and vista takes some fiddling but works fine too.

GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / Re: Need help with circuit
« on: December 27, 2009, 02:27:15 AM »
i'm really sorry to keep bring this up, but i'm litterally screaming at it!

i have re flowed (soldered) every wire.. they all seem to be connected.. i've followed and am getting nothing out of it.

i did accidentally originally connect 5v to ground and ground to 5v.. and have the horizontal and vertical sync the wrong way round. Although this has been corrected could i have damaged something.

the audio .. well lets get a picture first

edit: i have managed to get it to output RGB Scart a treat, that would lead me to believe i have damaged the H or V sync lines, is this possible and if so, what can i do? buy another DC and be more careful?

PS here is a picture, my DC motherboard is on the right. what's that black blob? component burnout? i've checked and it was there from before i even started the modification.

GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / Re: Need help with circuit
« on: December 23, 2009, 09:55:49 PM »
hey phu,

i have created the circuit but left the audio part disconnected for now, however the vga part of the device doesn't want to work. I have done this modification before, but upon shorting the RGB and VGA lines the screen goes black on start up, and refuses to output a picture, what should i check for?



i have given up on troubleshooting the VGA part and turnt to the audio part, what kind of voltage / resistance should i be reading across the output? is it possible to damage my digital amp ?


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