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by MattyC64c
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: The Mighty Micro
Replies: 2
Views: 91

The Mighty Micro

Hi, While looking at old videos regarding computers and the coming of the low cost microprocessors that emerged in the 1970's I came across an old six part TV series called 'The Mighty Micro' presented by the late computer scientist Christopher Evans. In this program DR Evans talks about what he pre...
by MattyC64c
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Buying CD's
Replies: 36
Views: 861

Re: Buying CD's

I found a load, well maybe not a 'load', but quite a few music CD's in a drawer under my bed a few months ago. Not sure what I'm gonna do with them, heck, I don't even own a CD-player anymore! It's still kind of sad to see the format die off though, and I think it will eventually. And of course the ...
by MattyC64c
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: How Far Behind in the Magazine Issues Are You?
Replies: 12
Views: 291

Re: How Far Behind in the Magazine Issues Are You?

Hi Guys,

First time back on this site for a few years. I buy the mag from time to time but I must be missing at least 12 issues now.
by MattyC64c
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Doom wasn't 3D!
Replies: 30
Views: 649

Re: Doom wasn't 3D!

Funny how I always thought the Doom and Doom II were '3D' for all these years, and not until now have I found that they actually weren't. I actually thought it was using 3D polygons for the map layout, but it was all an illusion. Still, very clever programming technique. I suppose Doom could have be...
by MattyC64c
Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Doom wasn't 3D!
Replies: 30
Views: 649

Doom wasn't 3D!

This might be a bit late and some of you probably know this already, but Doom wasn't 3D. No, it was actually a 2D game, the 3D was just an illusion. Wolfenstien 3D wasn't 3D either nor was Duke Nukem 3D. The inability to look up and down wasn't a limitation of the engine's of these games, it was of ...
by MattyC64c
Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Fallout 4
Replies: 212
Views: 3164

Re: Fallout 4

Took me a while on my first go, but the simulation can be done in around 15 mins or less once you know how to do it. It's all quite logical.
by MattyC64c
Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Retro Gaming YouTube channels
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Retro Gaming YouTube channels

Over the past few months I've been really hooked on Retro Gaming channels in YouTube. And many of these guys create really professional video's too. My current favourites at the moment are: Nostalgia Nerd - https://www.youtube.com/user/nostalgianerdvideos The 8-Bit guy - https://www.youtube.com/user...
by MattyC64c
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retro PC gaming
Replies: 93
Views: 2570

Re: Retro PC gaming

Doom 3 totally knackered my graphics card. I think I had one of them new graphics cards from ATI, can't remember the model number but I do remember I paid like £300 for it. I've never paid that much for a graphics card since. Not sure what happened, but it used to overheat and it was next to useless...
by MattyC64c
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Help me play Crus'in USA
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Help me play Crus'in USA

I'll have to a have a 'fiddle' with it then. Thanks
by MattyC64c
Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Help me play Crus'in USA
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Help me play Crus'in USA

Here's the issue, I used to have a working ROM set, now I don't. And the ROM set I did have doesn't work in my current MAME application. Also, it's been ages since I tried it before, probably 2012-2013. Back then the emulation wasn't perfect, the sound would skip. The video's on YouTube I've seen of...
by MattyC64c
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Help me play Crus'in USA
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Help me play Crus'in USA

Hi, Right I've been wanting to play this Arcade version for a while via emulation with little success. I'm either using the wrong version of MAME or I haven't got all the correct ROM files. Can anyone point me in the right direction. You can PM if you like with any links. Also interested in Crus'in ...
by MattyC64c
Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Would you rather...
Replies: 45
Views: 691

Re: Would you rather...

It's a both from me too. I started gaming in 84 on C64. Progressed to a Mega Drive in 91 and then an Amiga in 94. Went into PC gaming in 96 combined with a PlayStation in 98. I was a PC only gamer until 2005 when I bought an original Xbox. Since then I've been both a Computer and console gamer. I've...
by MattyC64c
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: PS4 hard drive upgrade problems
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: PS4 hard drive upgrade problems

Fixed

Silly me. I was downloading the 'Update' when it should have been the System Firmware download. Got it sorted now. A nice 2TB hard drive in there. Now I've got an issue with a slow download of Battlefield 4 aaagh!
by MattyC64c
Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: PS4 hard drive upgrade problems
Replies: 4
Views: 272

PS4 hard drive upgrade problems

Hi, Right, I tried to upgrade my PS4 hard drive, it was an epic failure. The PlayStation Support guy says there must be a fault with my console and I either need to send it in for repair, or see if the shop will exchange it. The console was purchased in Game (UK). Here is what I did and tried to do....
by MattyC64c
Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 23782
Views: 453070

Re: What are you currently playing?

6 was a little bland for me, but 5 is IMO a superb game, I enjoyed it so much that I played through and completed it 3 times. a terribly under appreciated game. I loved 5 was well. I remember playing it though 3 or four times as well. Some of my guns had unlimited ammo after finishing the games so ...