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by pantal00ns
Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:10 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What is 'retro'?
Replies: 48
Views: 3435

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The latin term Retro equates to "backward" or "behind" Thus it's anything that's either a bit stupid or arse-like :D Thats me covered on both counts then. Perhaps I'm typing too quickly or would you prefer a visual aid?. I hope the visual aid wont be a direct link to the latin term :wink:
by pantal00ns
Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Commander Keen, Dos games, anyone?
Replies: 48
Views: 4633

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does anyone remember the settings they used to use in config.sys and autoexec.bat to squeeze that extra 1k from the 1st 640k? I remember "borrowing" the memory manager qemm386 from work to gain a couple of k here and there some of the tricks I remember ... dos=high,umb loadhigh & devicehigh using h...
by pantal00ns
Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Commander Keen, Dos games, anyone?
Replies: 48
Views: 4633

On the subject of DOS games, it there any plans to cover the early Ulitma series I-VI? My apologies if a feature on Lord British or his materpieces has already been done. Also many great (well in my opinion) other Dos RPG's were released Bards Tales, Eye of the beholders, Megatraveller, Battletechs,...
by pantal00ns
Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:43 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: This weekends Bootsale Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 3204

Re: Game Gear

Got a Game Gear and seven games at a boot sale today...bloody thing doesn't work, just a white screen when powered on. :cry: Any suggestions, or is it a dead duck? It may sound obvious, but did you try adjusting the contrast dial? Could try giving the cart port a clean out as well? I *think* the GG...
by pantal00ns
Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: first thing you do with a console when U get home fm booty
Replies: 27
Views: 2863

Get through the door Take a Slash, not wash my hands. Setup the console so my own urine is on it...... :shock: Failing that I at least clean the controllers off too, and check cartridge contects etc.. I would say cotton buds are an essential too. Some glass/lens cleaner stuff can be useful if its no...
by pantal00ns
Tue Aug 29, 2006 2:43 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Bank Holiday Booting Finds
Replies: 24
Views: 1883

Generally Lean Pickings in my neck of the woods, but here goes:


Sega game gear + 3 games + Ac adaptor - £2

PS1 all leads + 3 x Official controllers - £4
(Was in much better condition than my current one)

The best find..
A working commmdore 1541 Disk Drive for - £2
by pantal00ns
Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: from the forum question for issue 29
Replies: 143
Views: 18907

The Great Escape is one that springs to mind, my memory was refreshed from issue 28.

Possibly not an Escape from a WWII prisoner of War camp but from a reality TV show perhaps :?:
by pantal00ns
Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Retro Films With Retro Games in em!
Replies: 118
Views: 16106

- Just saw the Start of K9, James Belushi was playing a Blue Game and watch sounded like he said it was Donkey Kong. Hard to tell as it did'nt appear to be switced on. Also VICE VERSA with Fred Savage (Wonder Years) had a full cabinet of SPACE INVADERS!!! Pong appears in ''Beneath the Valley of the ...
by pantal00ns
Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum question for issue 28
Replies: 108
Views: 13470

Getting Skooldaze to load on my Speccy after my dog had buried it in his basket.

Tape head twiddling fun.....

And I thought they were mans best friend, he could have buried Stonkers instead, it might have crashed less!
by pantal00ns
Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What 48k Spectrum/BBC games should I be playing?
Replies: 46
Views: 6896

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Thinking of the restrictive controls for emulated speccy on GB. I would suggest Dark Sceptre Laser Squad Two of the best games ever made on the speccy. DS is a game not many people talk about (except me) but is probably the best strategy/action game available IMHO Dark Sceptre was a very underrated...
by pantal00ns
Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:56 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Recommended Joystick/Pads for Emulator gaming
Replies: 33
Views: 6898

Re:

merman wrote:I personally like my Competition Pro USB from Speedlink, very good for a lot of emulators.

I can now third that, got one on E-Bay must the same seller £10.83 for the red version inc P&P.

Pretty sure I had one of these (or very similar) around 86-87 :!:


Any cheers for the suggestions guys.
by pantal00ns
Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:03 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Recommended Joystick/Pads for Emulator gaming
Replies: 33
Views: 6898

Cheers chaps will look have a look round: :roll:

The X-Arcade looks the business but may have to sell the Wife to pay for it... Ebay here we come... :wink:
by pantal00ns
Sat Mar 11, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Recommended Joystick/Pads for Emulator gaming
Replies: 33
Views: 6898

Recommended Joystick/Pads for Emulator gaming

Firstly apologies if this has come up before, had a quick search but could'nt really find a controller setup for dummies :oops: Would like to know any recommendation for PC USB controllers be they joystick or Pad for MAME32. Also what people have found the best joystick(s) for Spectactulator. Have g...
by pantal00ns
Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: RG forum's 100 great retro games—as chosen by YOU!
Replies: 522
Views: 69779

54. Heroes of Might and Magic II (PC) Probably not everybody's cup of tea but in my opinion the best example of turn based strategy for its time. Have chosen this over any others in the series due to its relative leap forward in gameplay, graphics and sound. This was Command and Conquer for the las...