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by vanpeebles
Fri May 17, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: 50 years of AMD
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: 50 years of AMD

Very happy with my threadripper 8)
by vanpeebles
Thu May 16, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5185
Views: 382177

Re: Today I received.....

That's lovely :o
by vanpeebles
Tue May 07, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: general
Topic: DRAGON USER gripes about the Computer Literacy Programme.....
Replies: 52
Views: 1071

Re: DRAGON USER gripes about the Computer Literacy Programme.....

I have a megadrive joypad with the dragon logo on the box, did they(or related) move into other stuff?
by vanpeebles
Fri May 03, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5185
Views: 382177

Re: Today I received.....

Good call about the overlays. I had already ordered this one before you mentioned Space Shuttle. Unopened, until it got to me. :D 7FCDAA19-91CA-4A6F-9002-C9CFC8320096.jpeg Mmmmmm. Minty fresh manuals! 576D43EC-AFA2-4002-B0D1-0AB9E5B4C5AB.jpeg There are three more of these for sale on sell my retro....
by vanpeebles
Fri May 03, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5185
Views: 382177

Re: Today I received.....

Like this one? :shock: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Atari-2600-Space-Shuttle-VGA-Rated-NIB/183722850275?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D56831%26meid%3D4bc4209d4b2e4a25b86f178b2d40dcbc%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D183722850275%26itm%3D183722850275&_trksid=p248188...
by vanpeebles
Wed May 01, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5185
Views: 382177

Re: Today I received.....

Following on from recent mentions of the Atari 2600 and games that showed what it could do I got this. Slightly dog eared but the game is really impressive! 5A9C2E21-2F2F-45E6-BD1A-69128016F924.jpeg Space Shuttle next!! 8) Like this one? :shock: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Atari-2600-Space-Shuttle-V...
by vanpeebles
Wed May 01, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5185
Views: 382177

Re: Today I received.....

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:16 pm
Following on from recent mentions of the Atari 2600 and games that showed what it could do I got this. Slightly dog eared but the game is really impressive!


5A9C2E21-2F2F-45E6-BD1A-69128016F924.jpeg
Space Shuttle next!! 8)
by vanpeebles
Wed May 01, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: general
Topic: DRAGON USER gripes about the Computer Literacy Programme.....
Replies: 52
Views: 1071

Re: DRAGON USER gripes about the Computer Literacy Programme.....

Er, Boots would of sold proper computer tape recorders :lol:
by vanpeebles
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: general
Topic: DRAGON USER gripes about the Computer Literacy Programme.....
Replies: 52
Views: 1071

Re: DRAGON USER gripes about the Computer Literacy Programme.....

I do miss those old early days when there was loads of different computers, and making a purchase was like crossing a minefield :lol:
by vanpeebles
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Atari 2600
Replies: 27
Views: 572

Re: Atari 2600

No they seem to live forever :D
by vanpeebles
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5185
Views: 382177

Re: Today I received.....

Haha no, nothing computer related :) These days I like to trade and swap where I can :) I’ve mostly come to terms with the realisation that I won’t own machines like the Sam Coupe and Jupiter Ace, so it’s nice to see members of this community get them :) please post a thread detailing how you get o...
by vanpeebles
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5185
Views: 382177

Re: Today I received.....

Haha no, nothing computer related :) These days I like to trade and swap where I can :)
by vanpeebles
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5185
Views: 382177

Re: Today I received.....

trixster wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:56 pm
vanpeebles wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:51 am
Image

Samuel coupes!
Wow! Great purchase. A holy grail computer. That must’ve cost you a few pounds :o
Thankfully it was a trade/swap deal :D
by vanpeebles
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5185
Views: 382177

Re: Today I received.....

Image

Samuel coupes!
by vanpeebles
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Tube Elite with hardware outputs
Replies: 30
Views: 2458

Re: Tube Elite with hardware outputs

That looks hefty 8)
by vanpeebles
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Tube Elite with hardware outputs
Replies: 30
Views: 2458

Re: Tube Elite with hardware outputs

Moar pix!! :D
by vanpeebles
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Phoebe PCB
Replies: 34
Views: 2733

Re: Phoebe PCB

I'll add to that - the CCH actually began as a private collection. They have to keep stuff in storage because exhibition space is limited (in other words, they cannot have it all out all of the time). CCH is active in promoting the use of old technology. One event I could mention (that I was not in...
by vanpeebles
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Phoebe PCB
Replies: 34
Views: 2733

Re: Phoebe PCB

But then they just keep most of it locked away in some store room somewhere? Also not quite access for all as they are restricted to the locality as well. I'd love to go to Bovington tank museum but considering it's at complete other end of the country, it just not practical unless you made a holida...
by vanpeebles
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Phoebe PCB
Replies: 34
Views: 2733

Re: Phoebe PCB

I stand by my comments, I think enthusiasts with our websites, clubs, blogs, fanzines etc. do these things far better. I don't see the point in them.
by vanpeebles
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Phoebe PCB
Replies: 34
Views: 2733

Re: Phoebe PCB

I wonder if some clever enthusiasts can make new boards for everyone. Or would it be better to just use a pi. :lol:
by vanpeebles
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Phoebe PCB
Replies: 34
Views: 2733

Re: Phoebe PCB

It speaks volumes about these so calling computing museums.
by vanpeebles
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Atari 2600
Replies: 27
Views: 572

Re: Atari 2600

Shame no one has mentioned Space Shuttle. A complete Space Shuttle Simulator and you can flick all 6 switches for various activities. Amazing game, super impressive. He even modelled double sonic boom.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4JaYzRGh2U
by vanpeebles
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Amiga A1200 recapping service
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Amiga A1200 recapping service

Caterpillar always does great work :)
by vanpeebles
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Megastor 8" drive unit
Replies: 66
Views: 1538

Re: Megastor 8" drive unit

You should connect the motor switches to an old set of gaming foot pedals and make it into a proper experience :lol:
by vanpeebles
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Stunt Car Racer for BBC Master
Replies: 60
Views: 2884

Re: Stunt Car Racer for BBC Master

Could of been on the keyboard?
by vanpeebles
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Megastor 8" drive unit
Replies: 66
Views: 1538

Re: Megastor 8" drive unit

jonb wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:41 pm
vanpeebles wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:13 pm
Would dielectric grease help?
What for?
The arcing switch? :)
by vanpeebles
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Stunt Car Racer for BBC Master
Replies: 60
Views: 2884

Re: Stunt Car Racer for BBC Master

I was a veteran of the speccy version which used a separate key for accelerate and another key for boost. I'm sure on the joystick this was up for forward, and fire for the boost. I recently tried the amiga version with the auto boost, and I was arl ower the shop. Didn't like it those controls!
by vanpeebles
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Megastor 8" drive unit
Replies: 66
Views: 1538

Re: Megastor 8" drive unit

Would dielectric grease help?
by vanpeebles
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Megastor 8" drive unit
Replies: 66
Views: 1538

Re: Megastor 8" drive unit

More magic smoke? We will have to change your forum tag to Gandalf :D