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RETRO SCENE OR GAMING NEWS . . . / Antstream Kickstarter Now Live
« Last post by DarrenColes on April 10, 2019, 10:57:18 AM »
AntStream is (supposed to be) the retro gaming equivalent to NetFlix.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/234135283/antstream-retro-gaming-reborn?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=antstream#



https://www.antstream.com/

The current licensed games list is..

https://www.antstream.com/gameslist

Lots of Amiga, Spectrum, C64 and Arcade games.
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RETRO SCENE OR GAMING NEWS . . . / New PS1 Cartridge
« Last post by AndyRCM on April 10, 2019, 10:56:22 AM »
Not sure if you all know about this . . .

https://ps-io.com/store/psio-cartridge/

Looks pretty good with slight modifications to the motherboard. Nothing major though.

Andy
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NEW MEMBERS - SIGN IN HERE PLEASE / Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Last post by AndyRCM on April 10, 2019, 10:44:30 AM »
Hi David,
Welcome to the forums . . . One of our volunteers Andy C. has organised a mini meet up of DEC owners for Sunday. The owners machines will be on display in our chill out area.

Andy
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NEW MEMBERS - SIGN IN HERE PLEASE / Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Last post by djrm on April 10, 2019, 10:33:21 AM »
Greetings,
My name is David and I'm a retro computer addict.
I have several old systems and emulations ranging from calculators to mini computer parts.

I hear you are having a DEC event this weekend. Can anybody give me more details please.
Kind regards, David.
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NEW MEMBERS - SIGN IN HERE PLEASE / Re: Signing In...
« Last post by PubZombie on April 04, 2019, 11:52:12 AM »
hey

not a dev per se but I still play them and use them to teach games dev...
own several different commodore machines - u coming to the open day?
PZ
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extra donation sent - bringing a friend; yup I have one lol
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NEW MEMBERS - SIGN IN HERE PLEASE / Signing In...
« Last post by Jonathan on April 03, 2019, 08:27:13 PM »

Hello all

Ex Spectrum scener and more recently developer of Multi-Platform Arcade Game Designer just popping his head around the door.  Owner of various Spectrums, ZX81, Acorn Electron and Amiga A500 and A600 in their heyday.  Just wondered if there were any other 8-bit developers hiding in here?
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NEW MEMBERS - SIGN IN HERE PLEASE / Now I'm here...
« Last post by Eratosthenes on April 02, 2019, 07:20:18 PM »
Hello everybody,

as a collector of English 8-Bit computers it's some kind of an issue if something goes wrong here where I live...

Being a child of the 80th the first impression and the first contact to a real computer was fiddling around with the ZX81. My first own computer was a 48k Spectrum. I'm not sure when I got it. It was Christmas 82 or Christmas 83. Even though I'm really keen to find out, I'm not sure exactly when it was.

(Having burried so many years in my bedroom with the Speccie, it isn't that easy to find out when exactly what has happened... ;-> )

I have registered here as I have a mayor issue on an Acorn Electron. Somebody posted the exact same problem here in the forum so I responded to get some more info. Even though this has been posted some time ago I hope that somebody can help me.

THNX 4 your support and have a lot of fun...

MfL
der Eratosthenes
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No text, please PN... :D
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HARDWARE/SYSTEMS DISCUSSION / Re: acorn electron gone faulty
« Last post by Eratosthenes on April 02, 2019, 06:09:13 PM »
Hi everybody!

As a newbie it's nice to be here...

Even though this topic is older it discribes exactly how my Elk behaves.

The story:
Last weekend I received an "as new" Elk (see photo below if I'm allowed to upload it. The photo has been taken before(!) I cleaned the computer).

Before running it I checked the voltage of the PSU board. +5V and -5V are OK, 19V are not OK as I'm using a DC PSU to run the Elk...
As far as I've read (and as far as I've understood reading the Service Manual) this is OK as 19V are only available on the expansion port which isn't used.

I was happy as the Electron seems to work fine when I switched it on first. - Then came the evil surprise! :(
Half an hour or so the computer works fine but then it flickers and behaves exactly as described in this thread.

Now it's down and only shows a yellow screen when being switched on. As I've read that this is a known issue I've removed the ULA and cleaned the contacts. I also have removed the ROM to ensure that contacts are OK.

This hasn't changed anything. The screen still is yellow and the system doesn't boot up. => No LED, No Beep, no nothing.

Any suggestions? - Do I have grilled the ULA?

THNX for info.

MfG
der Eratosthenes
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