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COLLECTORS CORNER / Billdooruk's Collection
« on: March 22, 2013, 08:46:33 AM »
I think this is most of my collection:

1.   Game & Watch – Donkey Kong boxed
2.   Original Gameboy
3.   Gameboy Color
4.   Gameboy Advance
5.   Gameboy Advance SP Tribal
6.   Original DS
7.   NES UKx2 (1 needs new pins I think) & Everdrive N8
8.   Sharp Twin Famicom (JAP)
9.   SNES UKx1, JAPx2 (1 boxed), USx2 (1 is broken & 1 boxed) 2x Super wild cards & 1x SNES2SD
10.   N64 1xUK, 1xJAP (I think) with Doctor V64 + N64 Everdrive Cart
11.   Gamcube 1xUS, 1xUK with Gameboy player
12.   Master system 1
13.   Master System 2 x2
14.   Game Gear x3
15.   UK Mega Drive 2 & Mega CD2 (region free BIOS installed)
16.   US Genesis 1, Sega CD1 & Genesis 32X + MD Everdrive Cart
17.   US Nomad
18.   Saturn x2 (one chipped)
19.   Dreamcast x2
20.   Atari 2600 x2 (one that my parents purchased in 1979 - the other that family friends brought before that! (USA made six switcher - not a heavy though:))
21.   Atari 7800
22.   Lynx 2
23.   Jaguar
24.   Atari Flashback 1
25.   Atari Flashback 2
26.   Neo Geo Pocket color
27.   Playstation 1 x lots (as keep being given them)
28.   Pocketstation
29.   PSone x2 with 1 Sony LCD screen
30.   PS2 fat x3 – all with HDD’s installed ;)
31.   PS3 60GB (upgraded HDD to 320GB) PS3 super slim with 1TB HDD
32.   Xbox x3 (1 untouched, 1x soft modded, 1x chipped with bigger HDD) with travel LCD screen/case
33.   Xbox 360
34.   ZX81 x3
35.  ZX Spectrum 48k
36.   Spectrum +
37.   Spectrum 128
38.   Spectrum +3
39.   Oric 1 16k
40.   Oric 1 48k (1 working, 1 dead)
41.   Oric Atmos
42.   Vic 20
43.   C64 with SD reader & 1541
44.   Amiga 500
45.   Amiga 1200 with 4GB HDD – about to be upgraded to CF HDD
46.   Atari 520 STFM
47.   Atari 1040 STE
48.   Amstrad CPC 464 (with TV & radio tuner modules)
49.   Amstrad CPC 6128 with external 3.5” floppy
50.   BBC B with built in 3.5” floppy and SD HDD
51.   Phillips CDi
52.   Panasonic 3DO
53.   MSX x2 (Toshiba & Casio I think)
54.   Virtual Boy
55.  Supergun with a multigame jamma cart & Tekken 2 board.
56.  Neo Geo AES 1 slot for Jamma Supergun (with 3 games)

It is definately time to trim back...what to go though?

« on: March 05, 2013, 08:57:06 PM »
Any idea's on prices of:

Toshiba MSX
Toshibs MSX HX-P550 Dot Matrix Printer (guessing the ink has dried up!)

Sanyo MSX

I can't get the model numbers at the moment as they are in boxes in the loft & my daughter is in bed!

GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / A couple of MAME Questions
« on: February 08, 2013, 07:13:48 PM »
Can anyone help me please..... Google is confusing me!!

I've decided to give MAME a blast after a while away so:

What is the best user interface for a PC to run MAME? - keyboard access is possible

Where is the best place to get the complete Romset? - as I have different ones and I'm thinking it may be best to delete all and start again!

if not....

Is there any software that checks your MAME Roms folder, reports errors and fixes/updates broken/missing roms?

Cheers in advance

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



« 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!!!

« on: September 23, 2012, 08:43:48 PM »
Can anyone on here update the Firmware on a Everdrive MD ???

Mine is version 4 but the current is v12 which I really want as it means you can use the cart to boot any Sega CD Bios :)

This is from the manual:

Q: How do I update the firmware myself?
A: It is not suggested the user updates the firmware. Doing so could damage the
user's EverDrive-MD and may void any warranty. Here is how the user can
update the firmware:
1.  Purchase an "Altera USB Blaster" and a JTAG connector.
2.  Install the "Altera Quartus II Web Edition" software.
3.  Connect Altera USB Blaster and install driver from
4.  Run Altera Quartus II Web Edition software.
5.  Open "Tools -> Programmer".
6.  Press "Hardware Setup" button and select "USB Blaster".
7.  Press "Add File" button and select the firmware (*.pof) file.
8.  Put bare board in Genesis/Mega-drive console.
9.  Connect JTAG to board and hold at angle to make a good connections.
10. Switch Genesis/Mega-drive power on.
11. Press "Start" in Quartus programmer tool.

Or would it just be easier to get my Pal MD2 & MCD2 region moded ???

GAMING . . . / Using MD Everdrive to play Sega CD games from any region
« on: September 22, 2012, 08:18:09 PM »
As titles says really - you can use an Everdrive Cart on Mega Drive to unlock all CD regions - like the very expensive Datel CDX cart  ;D

Not Sure if this works...not had chance to try it yet...but I will  :D

HARDWARE/SYSTEMS DISCUSSION / 3.5" fdd on Spectrum +3
« on: August 28, 2012, 02:27:12 PM »
Can you add an external 3.5" fdd to a Spectrum +3 ??? or internal even!

I have done this for my CPC 6128 and all works well....would the same drive work on the +3??

Any help welcomed


OFF TOPIC / Any thoughts on this ???
« on: July 26, 2012, 09:34:01 PM »
Anyone else heard about this....a mate at work told me about it today:

What do you think ???

« on: June 03, 2012, 09:32:28 PM »

OFF TOPIC / Ahhhh...the memories
« on: May 23, 2012, 06:40:52 PM »

Still got my US Robotics 56k modem  ;D

COLLECTORS CORNER / PlayStation Ridge Racer Collection
« on: May 01, 2012, 09:16:56 PM »
Well.....almost completed my PlayStation Ridge Racer collection.

I have, all boxed manuals and working disc's:

Ridge Racer
Ridge Racer Revolution
Rage Racer
R4 (Ridge Racer Type 4)

in PAL(UK), USA and Jap

I just need the Original release, big box version, of USA Ridge Racer as I have the Greatest Hits re-release at the moment - all the others are original releases :)

took some case pics....on my facebook

« on: April 15, 2012, 02:55:26 PM »
Just made a video of my Doctor V64 & NTSC region free N64  ;D

It's my first self recorded video!!!


Feedback welcomed  :o

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