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Post Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:53 pm

Retro video games?

Any fans of retro video games here?

I'm not exclusively a retro gamer, I have a PS3 and I play some PC games (those released for Linux in any event) but I do love some gaming from the 16 bit era. I have a Sega Genesis upstairs, hooked up to an old TV for two player games, and I have a fully working Amiga computer in our bedroom, hooked up to a modern PC monitor.

With a high amount of UK people on here, any other old Amiga fans? Ever get the urge for a quick bout of Alien Breed or Cannon Fodder? Or of course the best versions of Space Hulk and Space Crusade.
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Post Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:41 am

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I have MAME installed and love old arcarde games, some Bubble Bobble, Pacland, Metal Slug -
Haven't had an AMIGA for some time now but in my display case is my original Sensible World of Soccer!
As for Cannon Fodder - that soundtrack by Mr O'hare was ace.
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Post Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:46 am

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Still play Speedball 2 with buddies from time to time. Always good for a laugh over a few beers. :)

We tend to play the Genesis version, since my friends prefer controllers but the music is far better on the miggy.
You may wonder if old or new 40K is better.
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Post Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:43 am

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I still have my trusty old Commodore C64/2 and my old Commodore Amiga 500. Sadly I did not find the time to use them very often. Maybe once or twice a year.
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Post Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:05 pm

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Mine in an Amiga 1200. She's pretty upgraded now. 68030 processor and a 4 GB hard drive (using a compact flash card). Back in the day, it was 2 MB of RAM and floppy disk only :)
You may wonder if old or new 40K is better.
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Did Bolt Thrower write about Rogue Trader or 7th edition?
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Post Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:27 pm

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I still enjoy programming 6502 assembler on my acorn electron. :)
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Post Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:43 pm

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That's hardcore :) :geek:
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Post Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:48 am

Re: Retro video games?

i was an atari fan, having the vcs, the vcs computer, the atari 400 and atari 800xl.... before the transition to IBM pc.
i still get the vcs out occasionally, but mostly use the Jakks tv game since coaxials are soooo out of fashion on tv these days.
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Post Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:00 am

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runequester wrote:That's hardcore :) :geek:


:lol: I learned 6502 on said elk in the 80's and I still find it a really fascinating piece of kit to play with some 30 years on! :) I still enjoy a lot of the games on the elk and BBC. Starship Command still plays a superb game. :)
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Post Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:55 am

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I've had several A500, A600, A1200 and even an A1000 for a short while. Used to be a raging, frothy fanboy up until the early 2000s when I sold off my pimped up 1200 (also a 030, with the memory circuits from an old Soundblaster AWE32 if I'm not mistaken). I used to have a great, big honking demo collection and while I loved playing games, the part I liked the most was CLI and WB wrangling, setting up pack disks etc with entertanining interfaces and so on. And doing graphics in DP. Nowadays I can't stand tinkering with computers, so I just kick back with my modern Apple machines and enjoy the information super highway. Ie cat pics, facebook and streamed porn.
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