Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by adz, Jan 28, 2014.
No problem, lots more to come
Found myself without a modern gaming rig over the weekend due to new video card not arriving yet, so good opportunity to do some retro gaming.
Was too cold / lazy to go out to the man cave to play with retro hardware though
What I did do was fire up Daggerfall on my laptop I'd forgotten how much I enjoy it, bugs and all.
For those wanting to do the same, here is a nice pre-packaged installer that includes a bunch of unofficial patches and has dosbox all sorted nicely
No excuse matey -6 deg is where I quit.
I broke out the old soldering iron over the weekend to help my daughter with the 'retro robot' kit she was working on (Jaycar) (terrible product), and was halfway through my "very hot, be careful" routine when I burnt the f*ck out of my finger
Worth noting that S3 Texture Compression (i.e.: S3TC) is a mandatory feature since OpenGL 1.3 and DirectX 6.0. S3 are noted for inventing it, but every video card made in the last decade supports it naively.
I'm getting soft, what can I say
-6, no thanks!
Hehe we'll my activity is polishing these beauties. More to do.
Direct from Canada, nasty tarnished in a short time. Not at all like that in the sale. Must live near the ocean Not underestimate Bi Carb soda chaps
Yep I know everyone has it now but it just makes it a little more special to have and use.
I don't even know if this counts as retro..
But I set myself up a Windows XP machine on some spare bits and pieces simply to play The Operative: No One Lives Forever and No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'S Way.
I'd say they count as retro.. The size of the game boxes say it's retro.
Fantastic games even after 16 and 14 years respectively.
Well yes We must consider XP in here somewhere.
Just so many of the good examples socket 486, 7, slot 1, slot A, 370 are so hard to find & cost a packet.
If it's too new, I can bust out my IBM from 1995.
Still boots quicker than windows 7 and never been reinstalled.
Na matey us old fella's have to grin & bear it
Got some socket A's that boot quick on XP
I nabbed a Metz Artos-MF 100 HT (32" German widescreen CRT with several RGB-SCART inputs) from curbside collection.
Amazing TV by all accounts, with a crystal clear picture. And because it's widescreen, there's no overscan loss for RGB retro gaming 4:3 pictures.
Problem is, it takes a very unique remote control signal, and I've not been able to find a single universal remote (or remote app, as my phone has an IR blaster on it, so it doubles as an IR universal remote) that works.
The other problem is that all the service menus only work with the remote. You can't get anywhere interesting without one. I can change input and volume, but that's it. I can bring up the EEPROM service menu from bootup, but I can't navigate the menus once I'm in there.
I ordered a remote off eBay, and it doesn't work. Totally my fault - I'm pretty sure I goofed and got a different model (hard to tell with these ones, as the models are all so vague and sellers aren't always accurate).
So now I'm back to ordering another remote from Germany, and waiting another 2-3 weeks for the thing to arrive so I can use my sexy German CRT.
All these lovely SCART cables and retro consoles waiting to be used!
At least you have a sexy CRT. Do you happen to have any spares?
I've been chasing a SCART CRT for a while now.
The main problem is that they all seem to be in Sydney or Melbourne. The other problem is that I only really have space for about 52cm or smaller.
I had a Teac 51cm CRT that had a SCART input that accepted RGB. Really nice picture.
Got rid of it sadly.
I powered up the old P4 box with Windows 98 and let it on the internet briefly. ICQ started up and connected. Sadly, no one on my old contact list was online. Last message was received in 2010.
Do you have curbside collection where you are?
We have it here, and people throw out all sorts of amazing things.
Awesome! I remember having some of that gold blingy OCZ ram a while back.....absolutely loved the look of it
Yes, I've driven around scavenging the last few years, but I never seem to find anything good.
Or if I do, kids have smashed it already
This must be one of the most expensive processors I own!