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by thompson9980
Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??
Replies: 174
Views: 2138

Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Carts are best. Solid state reliability and speed. No moving parts.
Even PC users love a bit of SSD...
by thompson9980
Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Wanted - Sega Game Gear for modding.
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Wanted - Sega Game Gear for modding.

I'm on the look out for a couple of Sega Game Gears to use for a new modding project I'll be working on shortly.
Any old condition really but preferably working (although not essential, if its recoverable).

Hopefully I can get a few together and crack on :D

Cheers
by thompson9980
Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: So how old school are you?
Replies: 32
Views: 575

Re: So how old school are you?

nakamura wrote:I'm black and white.
Michael Jackson wrote:It doesn't matter!
by thompson9980
Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Game Gear
Replies: 16
Views: 268

Re: Game Gear

Another thought with regards to using LEDs as a backlight is that if they are pulsed in sync with the screen refresh rate then motion blur could be reduced by introducing a little dark time into each frame. This would be at the expense of brightness (depending on the dark time period) but increasing...
by thompson9980
Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Game Gear
Replies: 16
Views: 268

Re: Game Gear

The Game Gear is a pretty cool system. They feel pretty sturdy to hold. The only downsides for me are the motion blur and poor battery life. Mine had the dull screen and sound issues too, but again, replacing the caps worked a treat as has been mentioned. I bought a kit off Ebay and did it myself. C...
by thompson9980
Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Matrix in style of 8bit
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Matrix in style of 8bit

Loved it! :lol: Thanks for posting.
by thompson9980
Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi
Replies: 20
Views: 335

Re: Raspberry Pi

Late 80's, early 90's is pretty much the era I go for. As long as it can handle the likes of Raiden/R-Type/Final Fight/SF2, I'd be happy. As for the tiny arcade cabs, Prinny, they're quite a quirky novelty but a little too small :lol: Suitable if I was a Primordial Dwarf perhaps. Nah, I'll stick ful...
by thompson9980
Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi
Replies: 20
Views: 335

Re: Raspberry Pi

DPrinny wrote:No AV out?
http://www.raspberrypi.org/product/model-b-plus/ wrote: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.
by thompson9980
Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: REVIVAL 2014 - 9th/10th August
Replies: 68
Views: 3336

Re: REVIVAL 2014 - 9th/10th August

Hopefully going to bob down this weekend (assuming I can pay on the door???). Oddly, its either this or sheep sheering in Angelsey :lol: If I've not got a hang over in the morning I'll come tomorrow, otherwise it will be Sunday. So, my question: Will John Romero be around on Sunday? I'll try not to ...
by thompson9980
Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Post a classic game box cover
Replies: 162
Views: 3151

Re: Post a classic game box cover

paranoid marvin wrote:Image
:lol: I've not seen that before. A new level of WTF!

Some great posts. Heres my offering

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by thompson9980
Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:24 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: bits n pieces...
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: bits n pieces...

Is the Mega Drive still available?
by thompson9980
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite Arcade Racers?
Replies: 32
Views: 532

Re: Favourite Arcade Racers?

There was an arcade racing game I used to love playing but I can't remember what it was called. You could choose a Mini and a Fiat 500 I think (definitely a Mini). It was in an Alpine setting, the tracks were all winding and the steering was really tight. What was it bloody called!....I'll have to ...
by thompson9980
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your fave 5th gen console
Replies: 96
Views: 1176

Re: Your fave 5th gen console

I'm not uptight, its just that its a forum, and its good to get some discussion and opinions fly about. Lots of people are voting and telling us why they felt the Saturn was the best, or the N64 or the Playstation. Would just be nice to hear someone who voted for the 3do. :wink: Fair enough :lol: A...
by thompson9980
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite Arcade Racers?
Replies: 32
Views: 532

Re: Favourite Arcade Racers?

There was an arcade racing game I used to love playing but I can't remember what it was called. You could choose a Mini and a Fiat 500 I think (definitely a Mini). It was in an Alpine setting, the tracks were all winding and the steering was really tight. What was it bloody called!....I'll have to G...
by thompson9980
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your fave 5th gen console
Replies: 96
Views: 1176

Re: Your fave 5th gen console

Sephiroth81 wrote:Like I said before, no one is actually justifying their reasons for voting for these terrible consoles
Not everyone is as uptight as you.