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« on: January 27, 2013, 06:52:40 PM »
Great article :)

HARDWARE/SYSTEMS DISCUSSION / Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« on: January 10, 2013, 05:15:27 PM »
Only negative so far is it uses the old 8 letter file system:-) for ROM titles  :( but nothing different from my Wild Cards so no biggie for me

But does it handle the full size files or does it still request them split into 1.44Mb chunks?

Full size files :-) so no more messing around splitting them down :-)

I believe, but have not checked, it will play custom chip game ROM's as long as you attach a game with same chip in the top...dont need a game on top otherwise. Time to find a game with which custom chip list online

HARDWARE/SYSTEMS DISCUSSION / Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« on: January 10, 2013, 02:39:37 PM »
Last of Christmas money spent: SNES Super UFO 8  :) Second hand but for £39 delivered  :D

If you don't know it is a SD device for the SNES to play games from ROM images on the inserted SD card in the custom cart.

Only negative so far is it uses the old 8 letter file system for ROM titles  :( but nothing different from my Wild Cards so no biggie for me

REVIEWS (of Hardware) / Re: Lenovo A690
« on: December 08, 2012, 10:39:47 AM »
If you do get it rooted I would recommend "Link2SD"

You have to create a partition on your SD and format it, the app them fools android into thinking it's part of the phones memory so it links the app to the SD card but the phone still thinks it is on internal memory...hope that makes sense ???

HARDWARE/SYSTEMS DISCUSSION / Re: Atari 2600 Power supply
« on: November 24, 2012, 08:36:08 PM »
It's not for me...a friend at work has asked me about it as they can't find the power supply from their 2600

« on: November 24, 2012, 06:55:06 PM »
If I have read correctly an Atari 2600 needs 9vDC power...would this be ok to use ???

VALUATIONS / Re: Genesis 32x
« on: November 15, 2012, 07:44:14 PM »
Richard....we'll have a chat on Saturday  ;)

VALUATIONS / Genesis 32x
« on: November 11, 2012, 10:44:19 AM »
How much would a Genesis 32, working but without and leads be worth ???



GAMING . . . / Re: New C64. Where to start?
« on: October 27, 2012, 08:53:04 PM »
I may be wrong, but i don't think you can load C64 games via .wav files as there's no standard audio jack on the c64 unlike the Speccy's. I'd ditch the datasette and invest in a Sd2iec device instead for SD card based loading. Games load in about the same time as the original floppy disks versions unless you have JiffyDOS installed which really cuts it down to mere seconds. You can usually find a SD2IEC for around £30-£50 (although eBay seems to be around £50-£60 these days), if you're flush, then pimp that puppy with a 1541 ultimate cartridge!

If you do stay with the datasette, try to find one of those Mills 'LOAD-IT' drives. I have a couple of these and find the adjustable tape heads/acoustic sensor helps to get even the most stubbord tape to load.

Hope this helps.

I agree with C64 has had more use since getting a Sd2iec device :)

Must get around to sorting out JiffyDos at some point to :)

« on: October 27, 2012, 08:46:03 PM »
Can anyone help with an idiots guide!!!

I can not seem to write a .SSD game image to a 3.5" floppy disk (with one hole) what am I doing wrong???

This is what I currently do:

Format disk on PC using OmniFlop using these options:

40/1/10x256 Acorn BBC DFS 40-track single sided 100kb  or using 80/1/10x256 Acorn BBC DFS 80-track single sided 200kb as both work

Say's disk has formatted successfully :)

If I try to use OmniFlop to write a disk it says "failed to write to the disk. The operation was abandoned" - this includes a game image I have downloaded and a game image I have created from a BBC B Disk Phu has given me - as I know the original runs on the machine ok and it created the image without any problems.

also...I format the disk on my BBC B using formatting software (I can't remember the name but it displays "Utilitie" above the menu)  and it fails on track 28 when I try to format as drive 0 and 40 track (when I try drive 0 and 80 track it fails on track 50)

What am I doing wrong ???

As the heading say's really.....favourite does not necessarily mean most expensive!!

Mine would be:

My Oric-1 16k - as I was after one for a long time
SNES - the first console i owned with my own money
Copy of Hobbit for BBC B as spent many hours on this at my best friends when it was released
Complete Sega Genesis set up - Genesis console, Sega CD & Genesis 32X

I know that's four!!!

REVIEWS (of Hardware) / Re: Cheap 7" Android Tablet (Onda VX610W)
« on: October 09, 2012, 05:48:46 PM »
The ASUS Prime is a lovely bit of kit :)

I'm looking into the ASUS Transformer Pad :)

not cheap but great  ;D

« on: October 05, 2012, 02:32:48 PM »
No idea without taking the cover apart...I'll have a look if I get chance

« on: October 04, 2012, 07:52:38 PM »

I'm sure it is v35....easy enough to check Saturday if I don't get chance before :)

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