Vintage Games Fair on May Day Weekend TNMOC

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Vintage Games Fair on May Day Weekend TNMOC

Post by tricky » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:40 am

Vintage Games Fair on May Day Weekend
Sat 30 April and Sun 1 May 2016

EDIT now extended to include Monday, see below.

12 noon to 5pm
Fron The Nation Museum of Computing at Bletchly's web-site:

http://www.tnmoc.org/news/upcoming-even ... es-weekend

There will be fun for all the family at TMNOC's spectacular Vintage Games Weekend.
Mums and dads -- remember those 1980's and 1990's games -- show your kids the excitement you had with retro games.
Teens (and younger) -- see what fascinated your parents and see if you can beat them at their own games!
See the original 1990's Doom!
Play Galaxians on Commodore Amigas and compete for a grand prize!
Play:
Atari game consoles
Pong
Doom
Commodore Amigas
Spectrums
and lots more in store.

Day Tickets
£ 9.11 ... Adult
£ 6.47 ... Concessions (60+, students, children 5 to 16. Under-5s free)
£ 22.29 ... Family of up to 2 adults and 3 children

Weekend Tickets
£ 11.74 ... Adult
£ 9.11 ... Concessions (60+, students, children 5 to 16. Under-5s free)
£ 27.57 ... Family of up to 2 adults and 3 children
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Post by sirmorris » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:04 am

That's pretty much every day at the homes of a lot of people here :lol:

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Post by tricky » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:14 am

I don't know if I can make it yet, but thought it might be an excuse for a micro southern meetup ;)

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Post by paulv » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:29 am

tricky wrote:Doom
Doom - Schmoom, Wolfenstein 3D is where it's at!

Mind you, I saw the advert for the new Doom on the PS4 last week.... Made me think I need to buy a PS 4 for a second.... Then I remembered, I don't do new hardware :lol: :lol: :lol: But then... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljpBwguIqos ... must resist ...

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Post by BeebMaster » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:47 am

What wacky entrance fees...they must have used a Z80 to work out their pricing structure!
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Post by 1024MAK » Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:45 pm

BeebMaster wrote:What wacky entrance fees...they must have used a Z80 to work out their pricing structure!
I think you mean an Intel 4004 CPU... :lol:
The Z80 has all the normal 8 bit mathematical functions like the 6502 plus 16 bit addition and subtraction instructions.

I'm always amused at the 6502 vs. Z80 "debates" :lol:

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Re: Vintage Games Fair on May Day Weekend TNMOC

Post by tricky » Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:27 pm

Looks like "tricky gaming" (me) will be there with some of my beebs to add some extra Acorn goodness to the weekend.
I still have to finalise the details ;)

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Post by tricky » Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:55 pm

First day done, everything went well. One of my beebs was a bit reluctant on arrival, so it had to spend the rest of the day in the naught boot!
There was only room for me to display 5 of the beebs I had taken, but they all got nearly continuous use all day.
Frogger was the favourite, but there were also a few special requests, so apart from me trying random games from the menu when there was a spare beeb, there was Chuckie Egg, snapper, hopper, Arcadians some games that people knew and I have forgotten.
There was only one disappointed player who i don't think believed me that there was no super Mario brothers 3 on the beeb - that gives me an idea :lol:
There were quite a few Amigas, but no archies!
Some pics to follow if I can stay awake.

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Post by jbnbeeb » Sun May 01, 2016 6:35 am

Good that you're flying the acorn flag at the event tricky!
Looking forward to seeing the pics.
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Post by tricky » Mon May 02, 2016 11:32 am

Still haven't got around to the pics, still unpacking and packing kit under the stairs.

The nmoc were so pleased with how it was going, they are extending it to include today. I can't make it today, due to family commitments, so you might see actual floppy dives when they bring their beebs out.

I met some really great people, both volunteers and visitors and hopefully some of them will pop up here, including a teacher's daughter with lots of beeb educational software who was looking for a way to safely archive it.

The beebs did more than hold their own against the Amigas and early PCs, but had a struggle against the early "pong" tv games ;)

Pictures still to follow.

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Post by tricky » Mon May 02, 2016 8:57 pm

I decided to just post a really low detail collage as there were a lot of children and I didn't get anyones permission to use their images. It somehow feels OK at an Acorn event!
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There were plenty of parents encouraging their kids to "have a go, we had them at school" and some even let the child finish their game before showing them how it was done.

There were some more requests, including Imogen (not my daughter :lol: ), Revs, Zalaga, Elite (played without the keys list) and "that game with the X and the Y" (Could have done with Dave).

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Post by flaxcottage » Tue May 03, 2016 7:25 am

tricky wrote:I met some really great people, both volunteers and visitors and hopefully some of them will pop up here, including a teacher's daughter with lots of beeb educational software who was looking for a way to safely archive it.
Bring it on!! :D
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Post by tricky » Tue May 03, 2016 11:55 am

Just testing to see if you were paying attention ;)
Well, not just as she really is looking to archive her discs.

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Post by Arcadian » Tue May 10, 2016 4:32 am

jbnbeeb wrote:Good that you're flying the acorn flag at the event tricky!
Yes, just wanted to [belatedly] echo Jason's comments - really good work!
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