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by carmel1
Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:41 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Pimped out retro machines
Replies: 39
Views: 4839

what with the plethora of i/o device upgrades (i.e HD's, SD cards and CD/DVD drives) o/s and processor upgrades sound and video upgrades for the commodore and Atari 8bit's all the rage I'm surprised that no one has developed software beyond the current storage limit of 180k (commodore) and 131k A8 (...
by carmel1
Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:25 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Ill-conceived game extras
Replies: 15
Views: 1548

Mogol Maniac, a skiing type game by Amiga corp (pre the amiga computer) for ther A8 and VCS came equiped with a joyboard which you connected to the joystick port...it was the only game they did for the A8 I seem to remember that video olympics (originally called a game of concentration) for the vcs ...
by carmel1
Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Retro Musicians - History and What They're up to Now
Replies: 43
Views: 6156

A couple you left out....Jas Brook(e) and David Whittaker

last i recall hearing of Rob Hubbard was that he jumped ship and was hijacked by EA (stateside)...or has he since come back home
by carmel1
Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:41 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: I think this has been asked before but....
Replies: 11
Views: 1653

And Jet fighter and the Space Invaders range from CGL i believe they also did a pacman type game also Coleco as well and not forgetting Entex lastly CEX (when they were in whitfield street, just of TCR) used to have lots of handheld game watches, table top electronic games etc, they even had an elec...
by carmel1
Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:31 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Good arcade games which never got converted to home formats?
Replies: 63
Views: 2957

I robot...interesting game Chequered Flag Sinister (williams)...only prototypes are known to exist (esp. the A8 version) can't think of any more...backto playing mame I think there was a version of Contra released for home computers, it was done under the name 'gryzor' i remember it for the c64, it ...
by carmel1
Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ideas for 1980s Theme Night at my bar
Replies: 19
Views: 745

How's about a large-ish plasma screen playing vids or dvd's of classic footie games, well known sporting events or 80's tv programmes

Or PC terminals full to the gills of old school emulators, so that peeps can relive the childhood gaming again
by carmel1
Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games (and non Games) retro quiz
Replies: 25
Views: 1011

Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit...as originally quoted by Oscar Wilde himself
by carmel1
Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Old Girlfriends contacting you on Facebook...
Replies: 49
Views: 3901

Facebook, i thought only saddo's and paedo's used that....now i know why i can't be arsed to go on such sites
by carmel1
Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games (and non Games) retro quiz
Replies: 25
Views: 1011

Answers only, in question order 1…Bandersnatch 2…Grandslam 3…Mastertronic 4…Virign/Mastertronic 5….MSX standard 6… CTIA (Colleen Television Interface Adapter) and GTIA (George’s Television Interface Adapter) 7…Microsoft’s version of USB 8…First product to officially use the Atari...
by carmel1
Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:24 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Things we still want to see in the magazine....
Replies: 195
Views: 13251

the only ideas i had was a classic gaming compo amongst the programmers behind those classic games (but playing eachothers games, not their own game) Also A review (an original review, i.e at the time of launch and a modern reflection on that review) of all the launch titles for each generation of c...
by carmel1
Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 24
Views: 852

Vanderkaum....What ever happened to Rainbow Arts or Thalion or Kingsoft (well known for Amiga games) from the old day's (sorry, can't think of any other Software house that was german based)

Is their still a thriving Atari/Commodore community in Germany
by carmel1
Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:07 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Is it me or are computers boring these days?
Replies: 55
Views: 5175

But I think my view of modern computing would be a lot sunnier if a certain monopolising corporation just rolled over and died :evil: I think you'd have to blame IBM for that, after all they tied uo with M$ instead of tying up with the dear departed Gary Kildall (after all isn't pcdros/msdros based...
by carmel1
Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:57 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: A question of Amstrad?.
Replies: 19
Views: 2000

Perhaps you Amstrad peeps can help me....I seem to remember reading (as well as hearing back in the dim and prehistoric past) that like Acorn's first computer (the Atom) most of the original amstrad hardware and firmware were not actually designed by amstrad but by outside contractors...perhaps some...
by carmel1
Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:52 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Xbox 360 life expectancy
Replies: 92
Views: 3446

life expectancy of a 360 if your taking life expectancy the time from when you purchased it...i'd say less then 2 day's before i get rid of it (i.e sell it to one of those games exchange places) As i was once told a little while back and heard it several times since....the 360 is a lot of overhyped ...
by carmel1
Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:06 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: A couple of issues with the forums...and a suggestion
Replies: 22
Views: 1812

Don't have any of those problems caramel. Maybe its your end and not the forum?? As for the last post in a thread - I just click whatever the last page number is an use the mouse wheel to wizz down the page! You still on dial up BTW? I've tried it on 3 different pc's, 2 with bb (different locations...