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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1110 on: December 03, 2012, 02:19:33 PM »
Sega SC-3000 - sold cheap as needing attention.... Strip down, clean and a re-solder a few loose connections and she is all working and looking good. Need some more games now (only came with 1 cart).


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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1111 on: December 12, 2012, 08:20:12 PM »
Bloke in work last week said his nephew had found some of his old games consoles stashed under his bed and was about to chuck them in the bin.

"Whoa!" said the bloke, I know someone in work who collects this old sh1t classic gaming of yesteryear, so pack it up and I'll give it to him.

I now have:

a) A modded PS1 (purely guessing due to inclusion of some homebrew discs amongst the originals) with 3 x FIFA games (can't wait to play them!) :)   Not able to test this one unless I can find a spare PS1 AV lead.  I think there's one buried upstairs somewhere.

b) An N64 with 8 games including: Virtual Pool, Mario Kart, Pokemon Snap, Super Mario, Diddy Kong, Mario Party 2, Goldeneye and a FIFA of some sort.

All in all, not bad at all for nowt - and a free carrying bag for it all.  Although the brand doesn't ring any bells ... "King Size Sheet"?  Must have been one of those Chinese imports :)
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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1112 on: December 14, 2012, 05:56:23 PM »
Just got, dare I say it  :o an Amiga 600

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1113 on: December 14, 2012, 06:05:57 PM »
Just got, dare I say it  :o an Amiga 600

Nice, my favorite Amiga

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1114 on: December 15, 2012, 10:22:11 AM »
Just got, dare I say it  :o an Amiga 600

Get yourself a 2.5" ide hard disk, 1mb trapdoor memory expansion and 37.350 rom and stick on this http://classicwb.abime.net/classicweb/gaae.htm :)
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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1115 on: December 19, 2012, 09:03:24 PM »


£5 well spent I believe, a lot cheaper than the crummydore monitors that I was looking at to replace my 1084s

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1116 on: December 20, 2012, 04:29:38 PM »
Atari 800 from the states arrived today. The seller kindly wrapped in in 6 sheets of newspaper to protect it.  :x
bottom half is smashed to pieces, then to add insult to injury,  it's only got one 16k ram board installed. It says 48k on the bottom sticker, so someone has robbed the other 2 boards. And the twist tabs are on the wrong way round!

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1117 on: December 20, 2012, 04:33:18 PM »
The monitor is nice, shame about the 800 :(

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1118 on: December 20, 2012, 07:56:32 PM »
sorted out compensation on the 800 shame it's another dead one. Will try to stick it back together again. Whats the best thing to use for this? modelling adhesive or superglue?


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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1119 on: December 21, 2012, 11:36:16 AM »
sorted out compensation on the 800 shame it's another dead one. Will try to stick it back together again. Whats the best thing to use for this? modelling adhesive or superglue?




I'd try superglue first, bloody shame that is  :-[

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1120 on: December 21, 2012, 03:05:50 PM »
Agreed superglue is good for plastic cases. poor 800 :(

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1121 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

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1122 on: January 10, 2013, 04:19:32 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?

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1123 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

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1124 on: January 16, 2013, 03:08:30 PM »
Memotech MTX512, boxed but without PSU, gonna adapt a +3 PSU.

PC-RETRO kit : http://www.mtmscientific.com/pc-retro.html plus a spare motherboard to keep unbuilt.

Cheers.

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