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by michaelf
Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:40 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Problems running older systems on newer TVs
Replies: 21
Views: 1506

the games load and if you press the fire button the screen flashes as you would expect. however there's no connection between firing the gun and the correct response; ie hitting a target. it's not me being unbelievably rubbish either! On Advanced Pinball Simulator which asks you to fire at a place o...
by michaelf
Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:51 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Problems running older systems on newer TVs
Replies: 21
Views: 1506

i have no probs connecting my Spectrum +2A or my CD32 to my 32" and 42" plasma televisions. What doesn't work is the Cheetah Defender for my Spectrum.

The device works (I've got a crt tv in another room which proves this) but not a peep on the plasmas.

Any suggestions?
by michaelf
Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum question for issue 43
Replies: 71
Views: 6090

Donkey Kong Country, yet I've still never played it on a real SNES. Me neither. That said I've only ever played it as a VC game on my Wii. Even when I had the means to buy a Super NES back in the day I wasn't going to spent the £60 odd it originally cost. I could justify the Wii point expenditure ...
by michaelf
Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Married with children (playing games on the side)
Replies: 45
Views: 2362

What does Boogie play like as I kind of wouldn't mind picking it up? I've not played it myself but the other half says it's fun - about 40 songs, some locked, some hidden and you have to play the minigames to unlock / find some of them. The other half says the playback (based on your singing and da...
by michaelf
Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Married with children (playing games on the side)
Replies: 45
Views: 2362

Thankfully my partner likes games, though not the same ones as me most of the time. He's more into 2D platform games like Mario, though he's well into our Wii at the mo (as I type 'singing' on Boogie). My DS disappeared for about 3 weeks when New Super Mario Bros was released. I am "allowed" time in...
by michaelf
Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:58 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Xmas 2007 Cover DVD
Replies: 81
Views: 6822

I like the idea in theory. I wouldn't want a shovelware disc full of shareware PC games which can - as already pointed out - be downloaded from elsewhere. And as I have a Mac & an Amiga they wouldn't work on those machines anyway. What would I like on it? Now that's a toughie. Come to think about it...
by michaelf
Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Poll: Will you be downloading ID's back catalogue
Replies: 34
Views: 3608

The 'No because I don't have a PC' option wasn't there either (sorry)

I've not really got into FPS games, though I did buy Doom 1 & 2, along with Hexen & Heretic for my Amiga when they finally were released.

Tho Red Steel on Wii is quite good ;-)
by michaelf
Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum question for issue 42
Replies: 93
Views: 8703

You said you had 2 friends with BBCs. Only schools owned BBCs. aaaah! i get it now. Two of my friends (real people, not buildings :wink: ) had BBCs. One of them 'upgraded' to a beeb from having an Electron. The other was bought one as our school had them. No longer confused. Well, not on this issue...
by michaelf
Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum question for issue 42
Replies: 93
Views: 8703

i severely doubt that ... though as I graduated 10 years ago perhaps I'm not an expert on today's education experience ;-)

... I'm more of an easily-confused, thirty-something now ...
by michaelf
Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum question for issue 42
Replies: 93
Views: 8703

Dudley wrote:
michaelf wrote:two of my friends had beeb's ... but they were odd :wink:
You were friends with 2 schools?
It's definitely time for bed when I get confused by one of dudley's posts ... (sorry!) I know I went to two different schools (not at the same time!) but after that I'm a bit lost and confused ...
by michaelf
Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum question for issue 42
Replies: 93
Views: 8703

two of my friends had beeb's ... but they were odd :wink: I used to play Repton 3 on one machine and Exile on the other. Exile had speech and IIRC a special chip could be inserted into the beeb itself to enhance the game. Or something like that anyway! Question: Was E-Type out for the Beeb or have I...
by michaelf
Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:51 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best 16/32-bit Retro Computer
Replies: 38
Views: 2153

thanks for all that oswald.

Somehow I don't think any discourse nowadays - regardless of how elegant the prose is or how technically accurate people are - will change the fact that Commodore sold and marketed the A500 as a 16bit computer and the A1200 as a 32bit machine.

Ah well! Now off to work ...
by michaelf
Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best 16/32-bit Retro Computer
Replies: 38
Views: 2153

aye. I always thought that it was all marketing bull once 'bit' stopped being used 'properly'. What really annoyed me was when MegaDrive and Super NES games used to say "24meg game" when they were referring to megabits not megabytes. Still; it all went very silly when Neo Geo games did the same hehe...
by michaelf
Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:11 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best 16/32-bit Retro Computer
Replies: 38
Views: 2153

To the majority of us I don't think it does any more ... ;-)
by michaelf
Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best 16/32-bit Retro Computer
Replies: 38
Views: 2153

Please don't start this. I second that. BUT in my defence I know that the Motorola 680x0 series were 16/32bit chips. However the A500 used the 68000 processor which relied on 16 bit registers and the A1200 used a 68020 processor which was a true 32bit processor. If you want any further, in-depth se...