Been to 3 carbootsales today and got some nice stuff
- A working blip computer game, only missing battery cover. 1 euro
- Cluedo bigbox for the cd-i, no game in the box but with all the extra. Already have the game so now it is complete again. 50 cents
- true crime new york and streets of la both ps2 both 3 euro each.
- gbc with the following carts, dragon warrior, kirbys dream land, pokemon gold and silver, sml2, le mans 24, rayman, rescue of princess blobette and the smurfs for gamegear for 10 euro
- hercules gba, desert strike gamegear, f1 gamegear and paperboy megadrive for 1 euro each.
Yeah, and if it hadn't had IBM's name at the start? There probably wouldn't have been any clones. There might have been other 8088 machines but certainly not clones. Everyone would have been doing their own thing.
Guess that isn't the cause. A lot of people that had a computer didn't like the fact that most periperals weren't interchangable between the computer companys. That's why the msx standard was released. If not ibm some company would have made a design that would be a blue print for other computer eventually.
Does it really matter what the Amiga was original designed for? Just remember it how you like, but i couldn't really care if it was designed as computer or console. For me it's a computer, that was really good for playing games.
Like the XEGS is a console for me, because the way they marketed it.
How'd you manage to mount the joystick connectors on the back? I tried this, but the circuit board got in the way. Did you use D-shell connectors with downward facing pins? I used D-shells with solder cups, myself.
I would have used RCA ports instead of an A/V cable, but I didn't have any to spare. I did, however, have a TV Games unit from China that I never wanted to lay eyes on again. I figured I might as well take advantage of it. The advantage to this is that the cable is right there when I need it... I don't have to dig around for one.
I noticed that you put in a new AC adapter and power switch. The power switch I can understand (the default power button is kind of crummy... mine's very stiff and a little unpredictable), but why a new AC adapter? An NES power supply works pretty well with a later model Odyssey2, and they're not exactly in short supply.
This is Odyssey's european sister the Videopac. They don't come with a power switch at all, so that's why i added it. There are also a lot of different versions of the videopac, some come with a separate power supply some with built in power suplly. This model came with a built in power supply, so a power cord was attached to the console. Since i wanted to get rid of all attached cables i put in the power socket.
Don't know if there is a difference internally between the mainboard of the odyssey and videopac, but the console had the room between the mainboard and the back. I also used soldercups d-connetors. Here is a view of the inside. All modding has been don on the bottom part of the console, so i can swap it with a different top if this breaks.