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by carl_retrotext
Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: RVG Podcast: Episode 8 Play Blackpool
Replies: 35
Views: 2147

Re: RVG Podcast Launches!

Sounds interesting, I will give these a download when I'm next on the laptop and put them on the memory stick for drives into work, between this, the RA podcast and the odd MMA Hour, I never have to listen to the bad drive home shows ever again Thanks for giving us a go and the positive comments, I...
by carl_retrotext
Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: RVG Podcast: Episode 8 Play Blackpool
Replies: 35
Views: 2147

Re: RVG Podcast Launches!

we now have our second ever podcast uploaded! http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_EVMGYVKYos/U_i4SOv_hYI/AAAAAAAACjY/bMyYMkUbuhk/s1600/bytecast_tape.jpg A new mini cast or ByteCast as we are calling it 8) has gone up. The point of these is a short 10 minute podcast with either of us talking about something r...
by carl_retrotext
Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: RVG Podcast: Episode 8 Play Blackpool
Replies: 35
Views: 2147

Re: RVG Podcast Launches!

Swainy wrote:
Anyway, gooduck to the RVG crew.
Thanks Swainy :D
by carl_retrotext
Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: RVG Podcast: Episode 8 Play Blackpool
Replies: 35
Views: 2147

Re: RVG Podcast Launches!

Downloading now - would be good to have a decent UK based retro podcast to listen to. Retro Asylum has undergone significant change in recent weeks, with new hosts and a new format. You might want to revisit that one too. Agree 100% I really have enjoyed listening to these podcasts, I am looking fo...
by carl_retrotext
Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: RVG Podcast: Episode 8 Play Blackpool
Replies: 35
Views: 2147

Re: RVG Podcast Launches!

Downloading now - would be good to have a decent UK based retro podcast to listen to. FYI - the RSS feed link in the first post is for more than just iTunes, the label is potentially misleading. Thanks RetroBob, I think the term RSS feed would suit better, I agree. this episode covers lots of thing...
by carl_retrotext
Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: RVG Podcast: Episode 8 Play Blackpool
Replies: 35
Views: 2147

Re: RVG Podcast Launches!

Now there are more ways to listen, we have our youtube channel up and running.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e7G1bf ... e=youtu.be

there will be some mini Bytesized podcast to follow.
by carl_retrotext
Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: RVG Podcast: Episode 8 Play Blackpool
Replies: 35
Views: 2147

Re: RVG Podcast Launches!

Subjects covered... FIGnition DIY computer The Raspberry Pi BBC Micro Computer RM Nimbus Wiki The Doomsday Project Laserdiscs CRT vs. LCD screens. Keith's Youtube Channel. Retro North / Replay / Play NES Bit Magazine. Pixel Nation Mario Artwork. Atari ST Pirates! Commodore Amiga ZX Spectrum Divide i...
by carl_retrotext
Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi
Replies: 20
Views: 335

Re: Raspberry Pi

I can't decide between embedding one in an IKEA coffee table / glass-topped table, or building one into an arcade stick. It's not too hard to wire microswitches onto the GPIO pins, but for the trouble you can get USB joystick encoder boards with full wiring looms for less than a fiver off eBay (ign...
by carl_retrotext
Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi
Replies: 20
Views: 335

Re: Raspberry Pi

No AV out? We’ve aligned the USB connectors with the board edge, moved composite video onto the 3.5mm jack, and added four squarely-placed mounting holes. Looks like composite lives on! I'm interested in how well MAME works on the PI as I fancy making a bartop arcade with one. Ahh, I missed that,so...
by carl_retrotext
Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi
Replies: 20
Views: 335

Re: Raspberry Pi

rossi46 wrote:I have it running with an HDMI to VGA adapter into an widescreen 22" HD monitor/TV thingy.

It's ace. When my workload calms down, I intend to dive into learning Python.
I would highly recommend this rossi46 meltwater's LEDs

its a great way to understand python.
by carl_retrotext
Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi
Replies: 20
Views: 335

Re: Raspberry Pi

No AV out? I admit the compo out was something that I liked on it, plug it into a old CRT and use MAME on it. How is MAME on it these days? Me too, they are keeping the 'original model B' maybe for this purpose. the improvements are, There are now 40 GPIO pins vs. 26 on Model B The SD card is now M...
by carl_retrotext
Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi
Replies: 20
Views: 335

Re: Raspberry Pi

I got a RPi last week and what an amazing little machine it is. Mine is the latest Model B+ one with the 4 USB ports and 512mb ram. I'm typing this on it right now via mini keyboard and HD monitor. I got a small clear case and 64GB sd card for it, running Raspbian OS. I think I'm going to put it in...
by carl_retrotext
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bob Hoskins RIP
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: Bob Hoskins RIP

I made this for Easter, sad news :(

Image

RIP.
by carl_retrotext
Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: On this day in History.
Replies: 46
Views: 1270

Re: On this day in History.

Today, 1974 Jaleco was founded as Japan Leisure Corporation on October 3, 1974 as a manufacturer of amusement equipment. In 1982, the company started developing and manufacturing arcade video games. That year,Japan Leisure Corporation shortened its brand name to Jaleco and formally changed its name ...
by carl_retrotext
Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: On this day in History.
Replies: 46
Views: 1270

Re: On this day in History.

On this Day in 1984 the Plus gets released. The ZXSpectrum + (development code-name TB) introduced a new QL-style case with an injection-moulded keyboard and a reset button that was basically a switch that shorted across the CPU reset capacitor. Electronically, it was identical to the previous 48 kB...