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Post by SirClive » Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:48 pm

Bub&Bob wrote:For all your Vic20 needs!
http://www.timsplace.plus.com/vicimages.htm
Yes, the guy who runs that was really good to us at Weekend Gamer. Let u use all his cassette cover scans in our archive.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Dec 26, 2007 3:14 am

Its all in foreignese. What is it?
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Post by humorguy » Wed Dec 26, 2007 4:26 am

Choose French and you can get the gist of what is being said. It's seems mostly Megadrive.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Dec 26, 2007 7:43 am

humorguy wrote:Choose French and you can get the gist of what is being said if you know a little french.
Corrected for you.
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Post by sscott » Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:33 pm

For Miner 2049er and Bounty Bob Strikes Back fans. It has its own emulator. Completely legal from the creators of the games. It is a self-contained program and works brilliantly
http://www.bigfivesoftware.com/Emulator/emulator.htm

Try it!
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Post by rupert » Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:35 pm

I see Sega8bit got a mention on page one, but not SMSPower..

http://www.smspower.org/

SMS Power is a great site for all your SMS and GG needs, It has a good forum (not as good as sega8bit though) and loads of tecnical info. One of my fave parts of the site is the exstensive cover scans section. It's what got me into collecting variations, had a good time looking for and adding new scans that arnt on allready (still doing it)

http://www.smspower.org/scans/sms/a


An offshoot of SMSPower is Maxims World of stuff:

http://www.smspower.org/maxim/

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Post by andy vaisey » Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:37 pm

Can't believe TMR hasn't plugged yet, or maybe I've just missed it...

Main Site: http://www.oldschool-gaming.com/

Forums: http://www.oldschool-gaming.com/forums

Oldschool Gaming - the one-stop shop for new games on classic platforms and "retro" titles for modern hardware. OSG is a combined review site for new titles on machines like the CPC, Commodore 64, Sinclair Spectrum and Atari 2600, as well as a resource site for would-be oldschool developers.

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Post by humorguy » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:48 am

You can tell by all the links being given that there do not seem to be any sites dealing with retro PC gaming, when people tralk of 'retro machines' they do not mean 386 PC's or the DOS O/S, they mean MSX or Spectrum or C64.

Hundreds, if not thousands of great games were released on PC between 1990 and 2000, and not a single site seems to cover that decade of PC gaming. Sure, you have 'abandonware' sites with forums, but it's not the same thing. You also have sitese dedictated to a particular publisher or title, but there is no site, like Retrozone or GameBase for early PC gaming. That's such a shame, especially for a gamer that took a fairly popular route to PC gaming, via the Commodore 64 then the Amiga then the PC. A whole lot of gamers took that route, and whereas they can go to Commodore 64 sites like Lemon64, and they can go to Amiga sites, they cannot go to an early PC equivalent.

If I knew anything about web creation, I would start oen, but as long as I have to rely on someone else doing it, I am not sure it will happen.

And that's a shame, given that PC gaming seems to be on the decline compared to consoles and may only have a couple years left.
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Re: Great Retro-gaming websites - the sticky thread!

Post by Bub&Bob » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:27 am

CraigGrannell wrote:Hopefully, this thread will provide Darran with a bigger selection of interesting sites to draw on when dealing with that section of the mag.
Have any been used yet? Still seems to be the usual suspects when listing websites of interest.

Anyway, here are a couple of others:

Stadium 64 - not been update for a while but there's probably not much left to add to the archive!
http://s64.emuunlim.com/

64 Animation - for all your avitar needs!
http://www.abc64.de/
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Post by consolepassion » Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:14 pm

Can I add my own site?

Console Passion Retro Games

We sell games and machines for just about every console platform under the sun and have been around for the last 8 years. We also do lots of nice legal mods to allow your UK consoles to play all those lovely imports.

We've been featured in retro gamer plenty enough too over the years - there's some spanking pictures of me a few issues ago at Retro North looking all industrious with a soldering iron!


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Post by TMR » Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:00 pm

consolepassion wrote:Can I add my own site?

Console Passion Retro Games
No, you can't... oh, too late. =-)

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Post by mandelbrot78 » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:08 am

humorguy wrote:Hundreds, if not thousands of great games were released on PC between 1990 and 2000, and not a single site seems to cover that decade of PC gaming. Sure, you have 'abandonware' sites with forums, but it's not the same thing.
Eeh...Enter the Underdogs. Without a doubt the most comprehensive site for abandonware. Not only there's plenty of information about games, companies, developers etc. but you can also download most of these games.

I know...abandonware is a legally gray area, so no direct link to the site but it's definitely worth a look.

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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:43 am

mandelbrot78 wrote:
humorguy wrote:Hundreds, if not thousands of great games were released on PC between 1990 and 2000, and not a single site seems to cover that decade of PC gaming. Sure, you have 'abandonware' sites with forums, but it's not the same thing.
Eeh...Enter the Underdogs. Without a doubt the most comprehensive site for abandonware. Not only there's plenty of information about games, companies, developers etc. but you can also download most of these games.

I know...abandonware is a legally gray area, so no direct link to the site but it's definitely worth a look.
I quite enjoy that site. It's slower than myspace though. :(
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Post by witchfinder » Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:02 pm

Some of my favourites that I don't think have been listed yet...

The PC Engine Software Bible - http://www.pcengine.co.uk

A fairly comprehensive list of all PC-Engine games with reviews, screenshots, cover scans and music tracks from many of them. Apparently undergoing a massive revamp although it ahs been saying that for 11 months now!


Segagaga Domain - http://www.segagagadomain.com

Saturn, Dreamcast and Megadrive game lists with mini reviews, cover scans and videos.


Mobygames - http://www.mobygames.com

Massive game database covering most systems (including old PC games that according to some on here don't get any coverage on the web ;)) with screenshots, reviews and so on.


The Video Game Critic - http://www.videogamecritic.net

Hundreds of mini reviews of games from Atari 2600 to Playstation 3.

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