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ARCADE / Re: Another Namco Pacland Repair Log
« on: January 05, 2016, 10:33:22 PM »
Thank you for posting another of your repair logs again so soon, as always it is an absolute pleasure to watch the master at work.
Do you mind if I ask a few questions?
You seem to have been posting so many repair logs recently that I can't help wonder how long a job like this one takes you (not including the write up afterwards)?
Do you have any big projects on the go or in the pipeline?  Having read your  Atari Vindicators repair log you obviously are more than capable of taking the sort of jobs that most people would give up on as a write off. Hopfully the next does not take 4 years.

David

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NEW MEMBERS - SIGN IN HERE PLEASE / Re: Hello from Decoy
« on: January 03, 2016, 12:27:58 PM »
Hi Decoy / Andrew,

For the benefit of anyone else reading this I should explain that Andrew is a friend of mine that I invited to Leicester to see the museum. I know he's as obsessed with computers games as I am and I wanted to see if  I could interest him in reliving his childhood by playing the old ones he remembers.  Something must have worked because I know that he is currently working on something very exiting to donate to the museum. I won't say too much about it here, I'll let him announce it when it is ready.

So Andrew, welcome to the forum. I hope your project goes well and I hope you get to come back up to Leicester soon to see the newer / bigger museum.

David

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ARCADE / Re: That other Terraforce PCB I mentioned
« on: January 01, 2016, 04:39:54 PM »
Once more congratuations, I love reading your logs.

David

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ARCADE / Re: Sega Shinobi Repair Log
« on: January 01, 2016, 04:28:33 PM »
As always it is a joy watching the master at work, your posts are by far the most interesting reads on this forum. Congratulations again.

David

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I have already taken the week of work, so every single day.  I'll bring a nice big empty estate car, I know it's only a few hundred yards away but why get knackered carrying it when it can be driven.  Who am I kidding, I'm still going to get knackered.  Oh my God! I must be mad, what have I just agreed to?

David

UPDATE
I will have to leave early on Friday 15th and Sunday 17th, I have to take the family down to, and then back from London

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RCM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Re: Some news for 2016
« on: December 10, 2015, 03:42:33 PM »
I've managed to book a weeks holiday in January starting from the 11th.  Oh my God! what am I letting myself in for?

David

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ARCADE / Re: Terraforce Repair Log
« on: November 30, 2015, 11:46:04 AM »
You Sir are a genius!
I love reading your repair logs.  It is so wonderful to see someone take so much care and effort into bringing these old games back to life.
David


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I'm on call that weekend - ARRRRGGGHHHHHHH!!!

David

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NEW MEMBERS - SIGN IN HERE PLEASE / Re: Hello from Javier
« on: August 11, 2015, 09:36:40 PM »
Hello Javier,

Welcome to the forum.  Hope to see you at the Museum soon, and we'll make sure you get to play on some of the old systems that you miss.  All gamers welcome.  We are all about letting people relive their childhood .

David

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HARDWARE/SYSTEMS DISCUSSION / Re: Nintendo/Playstation hybrid ?
« on: July 06, 2015, 11:45:43 AM »
Obviously something like that belongs in a Museum, hmm, does anyone fancy nipping over to Philadelphia and buying it for us?

David

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RCM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Recursion 2015, Stratford-upon-Avon
« on: June 29, 2015, 02:42:12 AM »
We are taking 20 systems to Recursion Computer Science Fair 2015 at King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon on Saturday 4th of July.

http://www.recursioncomputerfair.co.uk/

The Levi Fox Hall
 King Edward VI School
 Church Street
 Stratford-upon-Avon
 Warwickshire
 CV37 6HB

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GAMING . . . / Re: Super Mario 64 in your browser!
« on: May 16, 2015, 05:57:46 PM »
Alas, the suits at Nintendo have issued  a DMCA copyright infringement complaint and the game has been taken down. :(

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Hi,

My name is David and I found out about the RCM via the article in April 2015 issue of PC Pro magazine.  I could not believe my luck when I found out they were only 15 minutes away from my home.  The first Sunday I was free I wanted to go and visit, I found out they were closed due an event – ARRRRGH!  Where was this event? Oh, it’s only 20 minutes from home at the Abbey Pumping station here in Leicester – YEAAY!

My poor wife then spend hours by herself wandering around Abbey Pumping station while I sat gleefully trying to remember the code for a 1K game of Dodge the Asteroid on the ZX81 that I wrote when I was about eleven. I was in geek heaven!

I remember saying the words ‘Oh wow! I will never run out of memory again’ when I got the 16K RAM pack for the Sinclair ZX81, many, many years ago.  Since then I been lucky enough to own a 48K Sinclair ZX Spectrum, a 32K Acorn BBC model B, a 2MB Acorn A3000 and an Acorn Pocket Book which saw me through my Computer Science degree.  Since then I’ve had series of hand build PCs while I worked as a computer field service engineer, but never done any serious programming since writing Tetris on the Acorn Pocket Book (before discovering that Nintendo owns the rights to the game on any hand-held format).

Obviously I’m not all that bright because as soon as I buy myself a loyalty discount card for the RCM  http://www.retrocomputermuseum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=5543.msg51104#msg51104, I then go and become a volunteer.  Yes that’s right, I’ve paid for the privilege of working for free for the RCM.  Who am I kidding? This is great! They are now talking about putting me up in hotels so I can go to the sort of events I used to pay to get into, just so I can talk to people about how much fun these old computers were to program and play games on.

Are there support groups for people like me where we can go and say ‘Hello, my name is David, and I am a Geek!’?  Well I think I have found one, it’s call the Retro Computer Museum.

David ‘The Juggler’ Cooper

P.S. In case you’re wondering what my wonderful wife thinks of all this? To quote her ‘… at least he’s going out occasionally to be with his own kind …’ because let's face it if I wasn't at work or the RCM I'd probably be at home trying to build up my rank on Elite Dangerous just like I did 30 years ago the original BBC B version.

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