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by Sephiroth81
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 5000 club.
Replies: 154
Views: 3878

Re: The 5000 club.

Just noticed I've passed 5000 posts, really doesn't feel like that many. Congratulations. Ring that bell! Thanks Seph, in all seriousness I probably couldn't have done it without you. :lol: You're welcome, and likewise! I'll be ringing that 5k bell in part thanks to you in the not too distant futur...
by Sephiroth81
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Wonders of the World Cup
Replies: 512
Views: 5504

Re: The Wonders of the World Cup

Now Uruguay and Brazil are out, England are probably the 3rd best team left in the WC, and the top two obviously are battling it out in the Semi-Finals next week. We could easily slip up to Sweden today though, and Croatia on their day could definitely beat us, or the home nation of Russia and their...
by Sephiroth81
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What grinds your gears ?
Replies: 9571
Views: 199527

Re: What grinds your gears ?

Wimbledon does seem very low key this year, with Murray out, and England still in the WC. But I'll get back on the wimbledon wagon as the tennis legends of Federer and Nadal continue to progress. It will be truly agonising if we get a Federer v Nadal wimbledon final this year, as it would start 2pm ...
by Sephiroth81
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What did you prefer: cassettes or 5¼" floppies?
Replies: 49
Views: 1633

Re: What did you prefer: cassettes or 5¼" floppies?

I can't really recall having much exposure to big floppies (shush...) when they were about. I had a C64 with the datasette device, so virtually all my games were tape, or the occasional C64 cartridge on that system. Sadly, my C64 is broken, and although I own loads of tape games still, I couldn't ve...
by Sephiroth81
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 75
Views: 3041

Re: IRC Retro Gaming Chat 9pm Sundays from July 8th

The more the merrier. See you there!
by Sephiroth81
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 24029
Views: 469560

Re: What are you currently playing?

Playing a bit of Desert Strike (on Megadrive mainly, but also trying out on Amiga and SNES), and also the recent demo of Captain Toads Treasure Tracker on the Switch, got be playing the full game on the Wii U a bit more over the weekend so far.
by Sephiroth81
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 5000 club.
Replies: 154
Views: 3878

Re: The 5000 club.

pratty wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:28 am
Just noticed I've passed 5000 posts, really doesn't feel like that many.
Congratulations. Ring that bell!
by Sephiroth81
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: CBM64 or C64?
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: CBM64 or C64?

Technically it should be referred to as the Commodore C64. CBM comes from Commodore Business Machines (as it was at the time). There were the P and B models (Personal and Business) so the C64 was the first model in the C (Consumer) range. All those years I thought the C in C64 stood for Commodore! ...
by Sephiroth81
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: MAME - what do you use?
Replies: 30
Views: 994

Re: MAME - what do you use?

On my laptop, I use a piece of software called MAMEUIFX64 - its nothing glamourous in terms of frontend presentation, but does a solid job. Can't remember the Romset i downloaded, but it was fairly large, and contains 10,500 games (including many clones and regional dupes) - MAMEUIFX colour codes an...
by Sephiroth81
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Save our forum!
Replies: 115
Views: 4725

Re: Save our forum!

I think its a bit like the high street shops. their days are numbered and they are disappearing one by one. Seems less and less people here everytime I log in. It seems Facebook has killed forums. I finally succumbed to the dark side and joined Facebook as I regularly speak to several ex RG members...
by Sephiroth81
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games where the original was best
Replies: 77
Views: 2769

Re: games where the original was best

Galaga was a sequel! Galaxian is the original! I would say Robocop, Outrun, Double Dragon, Tetris and Lemmings. I think yes to all of these. Yes to all, aside from Outrun. If it weren't for this forum, I'd probably have never have tried (and bought) Outrun 2 and Coast to Coast. Its vastly superior ...
by Sephiroth81
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games where the original was best
Replies: 77
Views: 2769

Re: games where the original was best

I think Gran Turismo probably peaked around GT3 or GT4, after that, Forza eclipsed that series and just felt a more accomplished racer.
by Sephiroth81
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's Your Favorite Driving/Racing Game Ever?
Replies: 320
Views: 9943

Re: What's Your Favorite Driving/Racing Game Ever?

Forza Series (still need to play the Xbone versions though) Outrun 2/Coast to Coast Super Mario Kart - SNES Super Cars 2 - Amiga F-Zero - SNES Micro Machines series Lesser but honourable mentions as i played them so much at the time : Gran Turismo 1, 3 and 4 - PS1/PS2 F1 Pole Position - SNES Nitro -...
by Sephiroth81
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Video game documentaries?
Replies: 185
Views: 6254

Re: Video game documentaries?

the_hawk wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:23 am
Started watching the Video Game years on Amazon...didn't last very long, I don't think this one is for me.

I see that Atari one is also on Prime, will have to give that a watch later.
Is it a bit "yankee doodle" centric?
by Sephiroth81
Wed May 23, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Modern(ish) TV distortions in 4:3 mode
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: Modern(ish) TV distortions in 4:3 mode

I honestly can't remember, it's been ages since I used my Wii, and even longer since I set it up. Ah ok, fair enough. I am of the belief that this occurs to any console that is running off component in progressive scan mode (and in 4:3). Xbox OG the same occurs, same with PS2, as well as Wii. Don't...