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  1. I bought this last week, but just got it installed in the game room today. Pic from the ReStore, aka the Habitat for Humanity store. Old school stereo cabinet!! (It even had a rca patch cord hanging out of the back -free! 😁 ) They don't make em anymore. I know... on a whim I went in an upscale furniture store on my lunch today... not a one on the floor! Anyways, I ended up with one console too many for my old victrola cabinet. Actually about five consoles too many. So here's their new home. Looking forward to wiring em all in this weekend.
  2. Hiya all... So anyone want to part with their Channel F? I'm potentially interested. Hit me up. Thanks!
  3. Yeah, I know what you mean. I was hoping for something simple, and that thing is way complicated. I tried monkeying around with putting the rf signals through an RCA switchbox, and that had terrible results. I remember trying this before two decades ago and it didn't work then either 😏 I sprung for one of these... It's the only muti-coax switchbox could find. (I had a woodgrain one back in the day that had a ton of buttons and two outputs, but there's no trace of it now). Anyways hopefully this will work without causing massive RF interference. I'll report back when it arrives.
  4. Love the Epyx 500XJ. I drooled over that in the catalog, which I still have. Here's a pic...
  5. Made a power supply for my Bentley Compuvision out of a Nokia phone charger.  I've still got it, baby!

  6. Oh Oh you don't need a laminator. Sorry that wasn't clear. I meant you use a sticker-backed sheet to attach the the printed side of the transparency, thereby "laminating" it. That's all. Just as simple as putting on a sticker.
  7. Well, I did a little of my own research. I came up with this: Ebay link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/RF-to-HDMI-Analog-Converter-Signal-Receiver-Box-Adapter-with-Remote-Control-DD/265038393968 I don't recognize the input plug marked Antenna. I was expecting something coax. Hmm. Anyway, thought I'd share. Seems like there's a million ways to go to RF, but not many in-the-box solutions to go from RF (other than the co-ax in of a TV or a good ol VCR). If anyone has had any experience with a device like this, would love to hear from you.
  8. Cool... Well, this fantastic member got back to me and said "share away". So the secret is, you need to get ahold of transparencies that you can use on a home printer. Easiest to find are the ones they use on an overhead projector (remember those from grade school?). You'll probably have to buy a whole reem of them. A good print shop will be able to order them for you. The key here is to print a mirror image of the overlay on the overhead projector paper. See, you are going to be printing on the underside. Lastly, you're going to want to laminate a piece of paper over the printed side to protect it. Something like a full sheet of sticker paper. Then cut it out, and you are on your way! Might take a few tries, but I've seen some really good results. Thanks to @Humblejack for his technique. He said you are welcome to contact him if you have questions or run into trouble.
  9. ,... besides a VCR? I'm kidding. See, I have three unmodified consoles (2600 6-switch, Intellivision 2, and a Bentley Compuvision (aka Pong)) that I'd like to pump directly into an hdmi or rca switch then to the TV. I'm trying to avoid passing it thru the VCR and coax switches. Does anyone know if a box exists and hopefully a cheap ebay buy? Thanks!
  10. I know a technique, but I need to ask permission from the person whom shared it with me since I promised him I'd keep it a secret. Let me ask and get back to you if he's cool with sharing.
  11. Cool collection and display! You've really got the spirit of this.
  12. Well, I just bought a Jaguar Team Tap. Not like this is a huge deal, considering they can be had on ebay for < $20, and they only work for 2 released games and a homebrew or two (hiya CyranoJ and your Gauntlet port!) Anyways, one's coming to Rough and Ready. I'm soon intending my friends to come over and try 4-player Gauntlet 2. Also I have aspirations to develop for the Jaguar and it's nice to have the hardware in-hand in case it ever gets hard-to-find. Figure it can't get cheaper than $20.
  13. Here's the last week's purchases... Fixed my NES Action 52 cart (I bought a trashed one a year or so ago), so I thought I'd get the Genesis version too, especially since it's about 10% of the price. Also bought my first NES Tengen game. And also made this purchase Friday. Pretty excited by it. Want to buy more from them soon. Piko is in Texas, btw, and got hit by the big freeze. Love looking forward to checking the mailbox.
  14. Well, I finally got Jagstudio set up and just getting started. I found what I believe are the sources for the Amiga music mod files for King of Chicago. I plan on messing with these after I get my feet wet.
  15. Sweet. I've been musing about this all day. I need to look into setting up a Jaguar dev environment. I'm totally new to the platform.
  16. I got to wondering this evening if King of Chicago would be possible to pull off in JagStudio. I suppose I'm asking two questions here... the other being: Has this been discussed already? I don't know what the ins and outs of how Defender of the Crown was handled. I think King of Chicago would be a similar project. I'm very familiar with the game. Perhaps all of the mechanics could be rewritten in BASIC. JagStudio sounds robust enough to handle the graphics and interface. I didn't follow the development of Defender of the Crown for the Jaguar. Was original source code used? Maybe it was re-written from the ground up, or somewhere in between? Depending on what the landscape of King of Chicago looks like for the Jaguar, I'd love to help develop it.
  17. Hmm. An unfound CPC game, you say? Neat. If it shows up I'll have to add it to my emulator rig. I don't think it was the same game, but there was a Minotaur for the Apple II. It was programmed by Activision's legendary Larry Miller, who also wrote Enduro for the 2600 amongst others. Incidentally, if anyone knows Larry Miller, let him know John Romero wants to get ahold of him.
  18. Hiya! Hit me up if you have an extra loose Space Spartans, B-17 Bomber, Bomb Squad, or Tron Solar Sailor. I'm good for swapping for an NES game or something like that. That's the post in a nutshell. The backstory and more details below, if interested: So, I'm trying to find out if my Intellivoice unit is faulty or not... or if it's something to do with my LTO flashcart. For whatever reason, none of the Intellivoice roms work properly with my Intellivoice. I thought I'd try just straight cartridges and see if my problem is the unit. Currently I have none of the real Intellivoice carts. So if you've got any (there's only a few, as you probably know), I'd like to trade you for something. I have loose NES, Genesis, and SNES carts, and some of this and some of that. Maybe we can come up with something. I only really need loose carts. I'm good on manuals and boxes and inserts. I'd really love to get ahold of Magic Carousel from the AA store (before my kids get any older), but likely I'll just break down and buy that eventually if I can get the unit to work. If you want to trade me a Magic Carousel, I'd be willing to trade something fairly substantial. (I'm also looking for Kool Aid man inserts too, if you happen to have those.) Thanks for considering.
  19. Hmmm. Too bad C64 is not my forte. Reminds me of Star Blazer (Apple ][) or Parsec (ti-99). Any C64 experts in the house?
  20. Well, that still leaves about half of 20,000 games. Any other details? Was it on a cartridge maybe? Space ship shape or color? Was there a map, was it a shooter, any details at all?
  21. Well, it's nice to see this was Necro-bumped not too far back. I'd be interested in a cart release of this NTSC version, for the record, if the new EPROM owner ever reads this.
  22. Grammer school it was all Apple IIes, middle school (a different district) were Laser 128s (Apple II clones), and Highschool was black and white Macs. I graduated in '96. All pretty typical, except... The odd one was my fourth grade classroom. For some reason we had three PET computers and a C64 in there. The C64 was exclusively used before the school day started to play Gridrunner, and come to think of it was a brilliant method of getting the kids to arrive early. The PETs were old even then... This would have been about '87 or '88. The PETs were actually pretty fun... My 4th grade teacher taught himself how to reprogram some of the games... There was a simple dungeon crawler (maybe called "Dungeon"?) in which he changed the names of all the monsters to be the names of the students. Pretty fun. I still remember, "You encounter a Brian!"
  23. Fixing/restoring an Action52 cartridge.  Cue Cheetahmen music. 

  24. Hahaha.. yeah I know what you mean. I used to play that at my best friend's house, and I just remember thinking the music was ok... Not painfully off-key! The video I sent is the VIC-20 version tho. There's a C64 version of Radar Rat Race too. Do a youtube search of it and see if that's more familiar.
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