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What interests you the most about old systems?

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:36 am
by GarryG
I was just wondering what interests the people on this site the most about old systems:

I wonder how the statistics would turn out if we all put marks out of 10 against the following:

1) Collecting the original format games for old machines
2) Playing downloaded games on ether an emulator or the original machine
3) Modifying old machines hardware
4) Building/collecting cables/peripherals for old machines
5) Writing new software for old machines
6) Finding hard to find curiosities (hardware or software) for old machines

My marks would be:
1) 7
2) 7
3) 3
4) 4
5) 4
6) 8

Re: What interests you the most about old systems?

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:50 am
by TMR
Okay, i'll play;

1) Collecting 1
2) Playing downloaded games 8
3) Modifying old machines hardware 1
4) Building/collecting cables/peripherals 3
5) Writing new software for old machines 10
6) Finding curiosities 6

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:53 am
by Freshmetal
1) Collecting 10
2) Emulating 5
3) Modding 0
4) Building 0
5) Writing 0
6) Rare Gubbins 2

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:04 am
by felgekarp
1) Collecting the original format games for old machines - 8
2) Playing downloaded games on ether an emulator or the original machine - 6
3) Modifying old machines hardware - 0
4) Building/collecting cables/peripherals for old machines - 6
5) Writing new software for old machines - 0
6) Finding hard to find curiosities (hardware or software) for old machines - 7

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:19 am
by Kaede
7. 2d, action orientated, arcade style games. (10)

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:25 am
by psj3809
1) Collecting 0
2) Playing downloaded games 10
3) Modifying old machines hardware 0
4) Building/collecting cables/peripherals 0
5) Writing new software for old machines 0
6) Finding curiosities 10

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:27 am
by GarryG
Kaede wrote:7. 2d, action orientated, arcade style games. (10)
So would that be:
1) 10
2) 10
3) 0
4) 0
5) 0
6) 0

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:28 am
by Heavy Stylus
1) Collecting 5
2) Playing *New* downloaded games on real hardware 11
3) Modifying old machines hardware 5
4) Building/collecting cables/peripherals 0
5) *Other People* (like T.M.R) writing new software for old machines 11
6) Finding curiosities 6

Sorry, I had to modify the questions a bit... :wink:

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:41 am
by The Master
Being able to get hold of EVERY SINGLE THING that I whimpered and fruitlessly sacrificed chickens for as a boy... (that's 1 &2 I guess)

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:33 pm
by Shin_Gouki
1) 10
2) 10
3) 0
4) 5
5) 0
6) 8

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:21 am
by MikeHaggar
1) 8
2) 10
3) 4
4) 6
5) 1
6) 7

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:08 am
by GarryG
The total results so far:

1) 69
2) 86
3) 13
4) 24
5) 25
6) 54


So most people play and collect ROMS, no surprise there then.
Quite a lot of people interested in the rare/more obscure stuff though!
Is that just so you can get something to flog on e-bay?
L@@K R@R£ ;)

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:26 am
by Bub&Bob
1) Collecting 0
2) Playing downloaded games 10
3) Modifying old machines hardware 0
4) Building/collecting cables/peripherals 0
5) Writing new software for old machines 0
6) Finding curiosities 0

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:35 am
by ivarf
1) Collecting the original format games for old machines - 10
2) Playing downloaded games on ether an emulator or the original machine - 7 (on the machine - no emulator!)
3) Modifying old machines hardware - 0
4) Building/collecting cables/peripherals for old machines - 3
5) Writing new software for old machines - 2
6) Finding hard to find curiosities (hardware or software) for old machines - 6

Re: What interests you the most about old systems?

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:48 am
by Rosetinted Gamer

1) Collecting the original format games for old machines
2) Playing downloaded games on ether an emulator or the original machine
3) Modifying old machines hardware
4) Building/collecting cables/peripherals for old machines
5) Writing new software for old machines
6) Finding hard to find curiosities (hardware or software) for old machines



1) 9
2) 8
3) 6
4) 6
5) 0
6) 7