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In Topic: What are the 5 rarest homebrew games on Vectrex ?

Mon May 14, 2018 4:37 PM

Spike Goes down was only available on the 100 Protector LE carts and is not available for download.


Ok, in order to unlock Spike Goes Down, you need to score 20k on Protector.  Problem is, that game is too hard for me...  ;-(  I never got close..

Last year I brought my Vec with Protector Special Edition in to work and had a mini competition.

One guy scored 17,200...  So close... ;-(

This year, I brought it back to work and had a competition again.

The same guy from last year and another guy got competitive with each other (I was egging them on) and...


They (both) broke 20k!!!


So today, for the first time since I bought Protector SE back when it was first released, I was FINALLY able to play Spike Goes Down!!!



Hey, it's a really fun game, and more my speed.. ;-)



In Topic: WTD: Thoughts on Rider of the Night, Cuttle Cart 2, & The Journey of Snail

Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:55 PM

Still love my CC2.

Still working great.

As far as I know (I haven't tested everything; especially homebrews) the only games that I found that didn't work are Pitfall II for the 2600 (custom music chip) and Bentley Bear Pokey version (no banking file for that memory size AND Pokey).


As mentioned, the menu system (especially with the updated multi-level menus) works great.

Yes, you have to edit a text file and run a program to create/update the menus, but I don't have any issues with that.

Yes, you have to figure out which banking file to use with which game, but it's not that difficult and other owners have been great at sharing their menu files!


I also love having the game documentation right on the system.


I think I read (or imagined) that Chad lost all the programming information on the system, so unless someone gets really creative, I don't think we'll get any new banking files.

That's a shame, but still a great Multicart!



In Topic: sd cartridge for 7800?

Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:37 PM

No offense, but I'm not really looking for advice from someone who mutilated a rare sd cart prototype because of impatience.

No offense, but starting a comment with "no offense" and then posting an offensive comment is pretty silly.. ;-)

In Topic: Thinking Heavily About a Raspberry Pi.

Wed Aug 2, 2017 5:19 PM

Still having fun with the Pi Zero W and Retropie..

The NES and TG16 seem to be great. 

SNES, as I mentioned, feels pretty good to me, with the exception of Starfox.  YMMV..


I did add some old arcade games that seem to work great on the Pi.  (Pacman, DigDug, etc)

I then decided to try some NeoGeo games, and those seem to work really well too!!  I was impressed!!


That said, while the 8BitDo controller works great with the console games, I don't find it quite as intuitive for the arcade games..

Probably because I am really used to real joysticks with those games..


So I'll probably try some type of real joystick/panel at sometime..


Still, pretty fun...



In Topic: Thinking Heavily About a Raspberry Pi.

Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:35 PM

Just recently decided to bite the bullet and for fun, got a Pi Zero W with an 8G card and case for like $20.

(I didn't have a spare uSD card, so went for the kit.. I know I could have saved a bit, but I like adafruit..)


I already have an RF mini keyboard and OTG cables; power was easy...


I also picked up a miniHDMI to HDMI cable cheap..


Threw RetroPie on it, loaded a few ROMs (less than 20 TG16, less then 20 SNES, and less than 30 NES) and went for the Comic theme..



That is impressive...


Yeah, StarFox is noticeably laggy on the Pi Zero.  

But everything else seems fine....

(note: "seems"! I didn't/don't have an SNES and some people have said that some games can drop a few frames..  Not something I notice..)


I also found an 8bitdo NES30 (not the pro) for $17 that's on it's way, so that will round it out..


I can print a case for it, but I have a Tardis USB hub that died (static), so I am going to try to fit it in that case..  Should look nice sitting next to the TV..  ;-)


I'm not looking to emulate anything semi-modern and don't want thousands (or even hundreds) of games, so this should be just about right..


At the very least, it's already been $40 or so worth of fun.. ;-)