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by PanzerGeneral
Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Micro Men
Replies: 73
Views: 2223

Re: Micro Men

Favourite programme of the year, Not too sure about the character weighting - Clive came across as a maniacal obssesive, and Chris Curry came across as far to nice (no self interest by the BBC then?) Totally enjoyable however. No doubt the yanks will remake it along the lines of Atari V's CBM (and i...
by PanzerGeneral
Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 2481
Views: 143828

Re: Introduce yourself

PanzerGeneral is in da house. Started on a Teleng colourstar TV game, then onto Atari2600, TI/99/4A, Mattel Aquarius, Colecovision, Atari 800xl, Speccy,another 800xl with 1050 dd, CBM 128, Speccy+, Amiga, NES, SNES, Megadrive,MegaCD,Master system convertor,PC, N64, Playstation 2. Also collected 3 Vi...
by PanzerGeneral
Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Your First PC?
Replies: 123
Views: 3481

Re: Your First PC?

First PC was an Advent 486 100mhz , probably bought around 1996/7 - running windows 95 , seem to remember it setting me back about £1200.
by PanzerGeneral
Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: School Computers
Replies: 44
Views: 1803

Re: School Computers

first machines we had (back in 1982/3) were bbc model b's and a couple of research machines 380z's, judging from the posts so far - these two sem to have had the market sewn up at the time.
understandable though - both machines were tough as old boots and likely to withstand a nuclear blast.
by PanzerGeneral
Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Paul Woakes and Mercenary would be great (did ask before x-)
Replies: 10
Views: 2632

Re: Paul Woakes and Mercenary would be great (did ask before x-)

Mercenary was a great game and would make for an excellent feature. It would be good to hear from Mr Woakes himself (an update for the PC would be nice!). When I purchased the original for my Atari - It blew my bollocks off!, It was a good time to own an Atari - Rescue on Fractalus, The Eidolon, Bou...
by PanzerGeneral
Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Page 6 Magazine article....Atari 8-bit
Replies: 20
Views: 4188

Re: Page 6 Magazine article....Atari 8-bit

Yes - Page 6 was a great mag, not an effing comic like some that were doing the rounds at the time. What's all the crap about Page 6 devoting half its pages to the ST?, Page 6 was going for years before the ST was launched. It simply developed and covered the new machines and their acompanying softw...
by PanzerGeneral
Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: BASIC listings
Replies: 39
Views: 5326

Re: BASIC listings

Type in listings invariably failed during the eighties due to crap type setting and quality control. Would I like to see them in Retro Gamer? - would I Fxxk! Although the idea is not all bad,how about a multi format feature showing a few programming tricks on each machine - oh the wonder as I discov...
by PanzerGeneral
Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: TI99/4A
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: TI99/4A

I second the motion - Ti/99/4a retrospective badly needed, I was fortunate enough to have an aunt in America who sent me some Ti software during the early 80's - which was just as bloody well, as I was buggered if I could find any here. Some top games as well - the best version of space invaders eve...
by PanzerGeneral
Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Acorn Electron Question,
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: Acorn Electron Question,

Electrons never fetch much on ebay, probably as well purchasing another one just for the power supply adapter, the adapter is non standard and I havent found anything to date which enables any degree of system stability other than the official mains adapter. Good little machine though, sturdy as hel...
by PanzerGeneral
Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: The System/Computer you owned for the least time?
Replies: 46
Views: 1986

Re: The System/Computer you owned for the least time?

Back in 1985 I had two atari 800xl's, a mate at school offered to swap one for his 48k Spectrum - which I duly agreed to, I swapped it back after a few days when I realised that it was infact bollocks, no on/off switch, crap keyboard, awfull sound and that bloody irritating dot crawl. It couldn't ha...
by PanzerGeneral
Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: The Donington Monsters of Rock Festival
Replies: 21
Views: 1469

Re: The Donington Monsters of Rock Festival

Been once or twice myself, 1984, 1991 and 1995 being particular faves. 1988 would have been up there but the weather was crap if memory serves. Best memory however is reserved for the year Bon Jovi headlined (I was there purely for Metallica and Anthrax), Loads of birds with rather effeminate boyfri...
by PanzerGeneral
Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Most Powerful 8 Bit?
Replies: 26
Views: 1790

Re: Most Powerful 8 Bit?

Gonna bat one in from leftfield, I would probably go for the 6809 based Tandy colour computer 3, the cpu was a bit of a mishmash if 8/16 bit engineering - but still strictly speaking - an 8 bit micro. check out the bouncing ball demo which was every bit as good as the Amiga's version - also hosted s...
by PanzerGeneral
Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Derek and Clive
Replies: 28
Views: 3667

Re: Derek and Clive

Derek and Clive - Legends. For anyone not in the know - check out the following (unless easily offended or suffering from a heart condition). Sir. Squatter and the ant. Having a wank. Sex manual. Endangered species. Valerie's Hymen. My mum song. Members only. Back of the cab. Parking offence. Horse ...
by PanzerGeneral
Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Ideas For Retro Gamer
Replies: 17
Views: 1065

Re: Ideas For Retro Gamer

One thing I would like to see less of in the magazine is the amount of needless repetitive focus that is bestowed upon the same small band of designers, games and machines. There is an absolute wealth of material that has not been covered by the mag as of yet, where are the features on the TI/99/4a,...
by PanzerGeneral
Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: S.O.S. regarding the Texas Instruments TI-99/4a
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

Re: S.O.S. regarding the Texas Instruments TI-99/4a

My very first computer, A 16 bit computer with decent sound, sprite graphics and hardware speech synthesis that was way ahead of it's time, that's the good stuff. Bad stuff - extremely slow machine when used in standard basic mode, (extended basic could be purchased which improved the sytem greatly)...