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by SIR'86
Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Why weren't Arcade quality games in homes during the 80's?
Replies: 65
Views: 1926

Re: Why weren't Arcade quality games in homes during the 80'

Also, many developers were held to ridiculously tight deadlines (Pacman and E.T. being two prime examples; Ghostbusters is another) and as Merman has noted, at least in the UK, technical information for "home computer" porting ranged from little to none, so the game mechanics had to be reverse engi...
by SIR'86
Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Where to buy decent Games related T Shirt
Replies: 31
Views: 1747

Re: Where to buy decent Games related T Shirt

Try these guys, they're in the US, but the prices are reasonable, and the shirts good quality:

http://search.80stees.com/?category=Video+Games
by SIR'86
Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retro Cab joystick recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Retro Cab joystick recommendations

I'm upgrading my arcade cab with some new joysticks. There isn't enough room for a dedicated 4-way stick, so I really need 4/8 way switchables. I've narrowed my choice down to Ultimarc's Mag-Stik+ or their J-Stik (A modified Sanwa JLW-TM-8). I'd really like the Mag-Stiks, as they're switchable from ...
by SIR'86
Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Raspberry Pi a new retro-gaming behemoth?
Replies: 89
Views: 6256

Re: Raspberry Pi a new retro-gaming behemoth?

I'm really interested in these. With a decent Linux OS, a good conversion of Mame and a large capacity USB stick it'd be an ideal solid state instant boot-up replacement for a mame PC in an arcade cab.
by SIR'86
Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Do any of you own an Arcade Machine?
Replies: 23
Views: 1427

Re: Do any of you own an Arcade Machine?

I took delivery recently of a jamma based cab from The Retropit who were exhibiting at Replay 2011. The build quality is excellent, and apart from having an LCD instead of a CRT it's arcade perfect. The main reason I went for this cab is the style is so close to the arcade cabs of my youth. http://i...
by SIR'86
Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Replay Expo 2011 - Official Thread
Replies: 745
Views: 30080

Re: Replay Expo 2011 - Official Thread

I had to ask when the talks were on, because I didn't hear any announcements, and there weren't any timetables or programmes available. I did see the talks for Saturday advertised once on the big screen, but not the Sunday ones. Perhaps next year there could be a printed programme of events? Also pu...
by SIR'86
Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Replay Expo 2011 - Official Thread
Replies: 745
Views: 30080

Re: Replay Expo 2011 - Official Thread (inc name badge reque

One of the main reasons for taking my wife was to show her the arcade machines, and get her addicted :twisted: To be honest I've been talking to her about it for ages, so she's had a while to get used to the idea. She really got into Pacman at the show, but there were some ace players there that wer...
by SIR'86
Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Replay Expo 2011 - Official Thread
Replies: 745
Views: 30080

Re: Replay Expo 2011 - Official Thread (inc name badge reque

I ordered an arcade cabinet from one of the companies exhibiting there, so I'm looking forward to that arriving. What one did you go for ? I'm in love with that mini one that Turnarcades had! Yeah the mini Star Wars machine was great, also played on a large Star Wars cabinet on the other side of th...
by SIR'86
Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Replay Expo 2011 - Official Thread
Replies: 745
Views: 30080

Re: Replay Expo 2011 - Official Thread (inc name badge reque

Just got back after an amazing weekend! Took my wife and kids this year, and they loved it. My wife and daughter said they really want to come back next year. I loved all the arcade games, pity there wasn't a full-sized Star Wars machine this year, but the mini one was amazing! I ordered an arcade c...
by SIR'86
Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Replay Expo 2011 - Official Thread
Replies: 745
Views: 30080

Re: Replay Expo 2011 - Official Thread (inc name badge reque

My tickets arrived safely today. Really looking forward to this - I'm dragging the entire family along this time. I'm trying to persuade my wife that having a custom MAME arcade cab in our dining room would be a really nice idea, so I'm going to put her on a machine there and get her addicted :mrgre...
by SIR'86
Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: In Da 80s at The Lass O'Gowrie 16th-17th July
Replies: 163
Views: 9694

Re: In Da 80s at The Lass O'Gowrie 16th-17th July

Really looking forward to this. Can't wait to meet some other people who worked on games in the 80's.
by SIR'86
Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Mini Arcade machine
Replies: 26
Views: 1339

Re: Mini Arcade machine

Gorgeous! I'm still trying to persuade my missus to let me have a full-sized (or at least slim-line) Mame cabinet.
by SIR'86
Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Wii U thread!
Replies: 88
Views: 1499

Re: The Wii U thread!

I can't see me getting one of these simply because I'd be worried the touch-screen controller would get sat on and broken. Nintendo have said they're not going to sell the controller separately, so breaking the controller could require you to purchase an entirely new console. In my house my Wife and...
by SIR'86
Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:52 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Are we living in a sci fi future?
Replies: 32
Views: 1732

Re: Are we living in a sci fi future?

Imagine taking a PSP or iPhone back to 1985. A hand held device more powerful than any arcade machine of the time, probably more powerful than many military 3D simulators too.
by SIR'86
Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: DOS Box. why so arsey?
Replies: 24
Views: 1012

Re: DOS Box. why so arsey?

There's always GOG if the game is on there. Worth buying games from there just to save the faffing about with settings, even if you have the original.