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zylon

just scored a spare keyboard for her XEGS, but it needs a new mylar. Easy fix. :)
Sep 1 2018 6:32 PM
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zylon

Got pizza, beer, and just rolled Threshold on C64. Life's good. :)
Aug 28 2018 1:49 PM
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zylon

Picked up Ms Pacman for Genesis today and found it wouldn't work without holding the mode button on 6 button controllers. Might be normal, but new to me, lol
Aug 24 2018 1:33 PM
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    zylon
    Figures...It's only in recent years that I'm using 6-button pads much. Been babying my last 3 button pads since no one makes any.
    Aug 24 2018 4:08 PM
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    GoldLeader
    I always thought Ms. Pacman had control issues on Genesis anyway, though I could be misremembering...
    Aug 24 2018 10:01 PM
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    zylon
    up and down wouldn't work unless you pressed really hard. No such issue w/3 button, or holding mode on power up.
    Aug 24 2018 11:20 PM
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zylon

has just acquired an UnoCart for her XEGS setup :)
Aug 19 2018 12:27 PM
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    Jess Ragan
    I kind of want an X-EGGS, but with Atari computer prices the way they are, I'd better resist.
    Aug 19 2018 8:49 PM
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    GoldLeader
    Rad!
    Aug 19 2018 11:48 PM
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    zylon
    I've had 65XE and 130XE's in the past, but have far fewer IC issues with the XEGS version. Far better reliability from the 2-chip RAM package. :) I grew up with C64c, so XE's blend in. ;)
    Aug 20 2018 12:23 PM
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zylon

Thank yall for your well wishes. I'll be on my feet soon enough. meanwhile, I'm hanging with my C64. :)
Apr 10 2018 8:27 AM
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    GoldLeader
    Good luck and get better!
    Apr 10 2018 1:17 PM
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    jd_1138
    bonne chance, get to feelin' better asap
    Apr 10 2018 2:13 PM
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    zylon
    Like all things, it's a process for sure.
    Apr 10 2018 2:15 PM
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zylon

has survived surgery and feels like she got hit by a bus, but getting better. Upside is getting lots of cool gaming in for the next 14days.
Apr 9 2018 3:24 PM
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    roadrunner
    Speedy recovery
    Apr 10 2018 3:37 AM
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    Nathan Strum
    Best wishes for a quick and complete recovery! I hope you get plenty of good rest during your down time. Or good gaming. Take your pick. :)
    Apr 10 2018 4:02 AM
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    zylon
    Mostly, I'm sitting in blankets on the floor playing the little shovelware games in clone consoles. Can't drive, or do anything overhead. Took almost an hour to get out of bed and on my feet this morning.
    Apr 10 2018 4:10 AM
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zylon

has not drunk the NES Koolaide. :P
Apr 8 2018 11:37 AM
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    GoldLeader
    I Love me some NES! But to each his/her own. I still remember when I would get lost in the worlds of Faxanadu or Deadly Towers (and Still do!). They were so intriguing and atmospheric at the time and realistic compared to Atari and ColecoVision which had come before. I Loved the music and graphics for the time.
    Apr 9 2018 12:58 AM
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    sdamon
    It took me a long time, but I've finally come around on the NES. The cartridge port design is garbage, of course, but it's otherwise well-built. And I totally get disliking the large amount of overly-difficult platformers that the system is largely identified with, but it also has tons of fantastic arcade-style games that most Atari fans can also enjoy.
    Apr 9 2018 7:33 AM
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    Flojomojo
    Pants are the worst.

    I would choose the Atari 7800 over the NES most days, but that's just because it's been a long time since I've handled either one.

    Carlsson -- look up "Kool Aid Man" on Atari 2600 and Intellivision
    Apr 9 2018 8:48 AM
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zylon

Back to watching an RF cable for a console circling Atlanta via tracking. It's been to kennesaw twice and out for delivery, but never delivered. Always returns to sorting center for another fly-by.
Mar 11 2018 8:35 AM
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    save2600
    USPS is getting ever more goofy. My latest purchase went something like this: Kentucky, Ohio, Iowa, San Francisco, Illinois and finally Wisconsin. San Francisco... WTF?
    Mar 11 2018 11:55 AM
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    zylon
    What kills me is that it was put on the same truck at same time as other stuff that did get delivered on both days.
    Mar 11 2018 12:21 PM
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    Keatah
    It's orbiting like a NASA satellite.
    Mar 11 2018 3:48 PM
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zylon

is going to see EXODUS at The Masquerade in Atlanta & suggests you not wait up. ;)
Mar 10 2018 4:34 PM
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    zylon
    ...And then, there were none!
    Mar 10 2018 4:46 PM
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    GoldLeader
    ^Funny I almost wrote that! That is my Favorite Exodus song! But last time I saw them, they didn't play it live. Also they tend to leave out the cool backing vocals when they play it live for some reason...
    Mar 10 2018 4:54 PM
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    zylon
    Great show, Steve Souza was back, though I did like Dukes.
    Mar 10 2018 10:42 PM
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zylon

is enjoying some recently acquired clone systems: Genesis 3 and NES-mini. :)
Feb 24 2018 5:43 PM
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    jaybird3rd
    In mid-2000, one of my local department stores had an entire pallet of new Sega Genesis 3 consoles on the sales floor, marked on clearance for $11 each. I picked up three of them, and found out at the register that they were actually $9 each. In retrospect, I wish I had filled my car with them.
    Feb 24 2018 5:50 PM
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    zylon
    Someone loaned me a "3" to compare with the clone and I liked it enough to buy one. :)
    Feb 24 2018 6:43 PM
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    zetastrike
    The Genesis 3 isn't really a clone thought. It's just consolidated onto an ASIC. And it's an official Sega console.
    Feb 25 2018 10:37 AM
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zylon

is playing around with a free Flashback 8
Feb 11 2018 4:24 PM
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    zylon
    I've had this over a month and finally got around to playing it this weekend. Only putzed with it prior. I played each game I chose and then played the original to compare.
    Feb 11 2018 10:28 PM
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    GoldLeader
    Do you have the HD or SD version? I'm guessing SD or you would have said FB 8 Gold I guess :)
    Feb 12 2018 4:52 AM
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    zylon
    Just the basic FB-8. I can't imagine the other "8"'s playing any better or worse.
    Feb 12 2018 5:28 AM
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zylon

has not drank the Koolaide.
Jan 26 2018 9:27 PM
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zylon

Желаю вам всего самого наилучшего в это Рождество!
Jan 6 2018 6:28 AM
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    _The Doctor__
    Wish you the best for Christmas too! It's Russian Orthodox Christmas Time!
    Jan 6 2018 7:05 AM
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    zetastrike
    Is that Ukranian?
    Jan 6 2018 8:02 AM
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    ls650
    "I wish you all the best for this Christmas!" Thank you, translate.google.com
    Jan 6 2018 8:32 AM
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zylon

In the ghetto, we can get some "snow", man.
Dec 15 2017 3:26 PM
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    carlsson
    Don't forget the carrot.
    Dec 15 2017 3:40 PM
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    NE146
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vYnas6q3Sg
    Dec 15 2017 10:16 PM
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zylon

Now I just need someone to help me turn back the sundial and we're good.
Nov 5 2017 5:34 PM
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    _The Doctor__
    sundials are easy to adjust... just move the numbered stones
    Nov 5 2017 10:19 PM