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  1. Acctualy all mine are secured in place, well all but the vectrex anyway. but that has more to do with me living in a motorhome (don't want stuff falling everywhere while im driving!) and less to do with worrying about theft. the way I see it, if they can get past the deadbolt then a thin piece of wire rope or a light duty chain isnt going to stop them from getting the most valuable thing in the house. of couse if I happen to be home at the time that changes everything, but most people don't argue with a double barrel.



    Here is a security case for an Atari Flashback 2,3,4. Granted the case costs more than the Flashback does.




    For a flashback? why?...

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  2. honestly as much as I like my genny there art many games to list. but here some of my favs


    Super off road

    beavis and butthead (WAY better than the snes version)

    race drivin' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1DFK0hw_s0 - nuff said)

    dick tracy (totally different from the nes version)

    virtua racing

    and of course the desert strike series


    I mostly play my sega cd tho, I have a thing for 90's rail shooters, and the sega cd has PLENTY of them.

  3. I've never browsed the Show Your Collection forum, but today I'm glad I clicked into it. That's cool as all get out, and seems like a pretty unique way to live! What do you do when you find a place that has some work? Find a place to park for the duration of your stay, or what? Cool way to collect, that motorhome's retro-fresh. I love old motorhomes

    when I use to work in construction you either followed the crew from job to job, or you got laid off when there wasent a job close by. they made you chase that dollar. you just tried to find a RV park as close to the job site as you could, or if you were lucky one of the locals might rent you a lot to stay on. then when the job was done you followed your company to the next location, and the circle continued... im with you on old motorhomes tho, the new ones just don't feel like a home, there more like a luxury hotel room on wheels. nice don't get me wrong, but not very comfortable or relaxing.


    @bennybingo, lol

  4. I also did some work to the sleeping area, this cabinet sets above the foot of the bed.


    inside the cabinet I added some shelving.


    so you only counted 17 consoles? well theres a a genny/cd/32x and a hyperscan out of shot (you can see them in the 3rd pic if you've got good eyes!), that makes 19 a 360 slim is normaly in the cabinet above the sleeping area (my wife is out of town and took it with), so 20. theres a dead 60gb fat ps3 (awiting repairs) and a backup dreamcast in the closet. also theres a ps2 slim mounted to a portable tv that goes with me in the truck. so yea 23.

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  5. well the title about sums it up, I live in a motorhome, but I am a collector. those 2 things don't seem like they would go together to well do they? well that's because they don't. however with carful planning, some slight remodeling, and a little bit of crazy it can be done! but before we have a look at my collection, lets take a minute to see what I started with. so without further ado, allow me to introduce Matilda.


    Matilda is a 1986 tiffin allegro 28ft motorhome.


    this is what Matilda's living area looked like when we bought her, keep in mind that this is about half of the total interior space, the rest is taken up by the kitchen, bathroom, closet, and sleeping area.


    here is what the living area looks like as of now. because this is a working driving motorhome everything had to be secured to is intended position. the shelving is bolted to the floor, the tv is bolted to its shelf and all the consoles have had Velcro tape cut to the shape of their feet and applied only in that location. this ensures everything stays in its place when moving. (I do take the vectrex off its perch when moving)


    the front-most part of the shelving holding the vectrex, OUYA, ps3, nes, and xegs


    the rearmost part, housing the 2600, 360, xbox, wii, gamecube, ps2, dreamcast, n64, and a yaroze ps1


    couldn't get my intelly in the other shots so here it is.


    most older motorhomes are built with a nice integrated system of cabinets that run between the ceiling and outer walls, Matilda is no exception.


    a shot of one of the other cabinets


    the ottoman has a removable cushions and a large storage capacity, perfect for storing controllers and a good place to rest you feet!

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  6. it all depends on what you consider retro, if for you that means "back to the basics" then the Atari 2600 is easily the most popular. if retro means the 80's to you then the NES is going to be the first choice for the modern retrogamer. and ofcourse if your interpretation "retro" is something a little more modern then the SNES/Genesis are on a pretty level playing ground for the 16-bit generation. beond that there is the ps1 and n64, witch are also popular among retrogamers who like something a little more modern.


    Again, it all depends on how you interpret "retro"

  7. personally im a huge fan of the 3DO, but the jaguar is a fine piece of hardware in its own right. if only more of the games released for it had utilized its full potential it could have been a fairly successful console, even with the high price tag. the jaguar CD was crap tho, plain and simple.


    both of these systems have one major thing in common tho, something that they share with the dreamcast, turbografx 16, and the RCA studio II just to name a few. they wanted to be the next big thing in gaming, and for their console to be an absolute powerhouse compared to what was currently on the market. unfortunately they only thought about the "here and now", and that lack of foresight caused them to make machines that were ultimately between console generations, and within a short period of time were obsolete.


    anyway, in regards to the question. 3DO>Jaguar

  8. after digging around a bit it seems tommy made a slew of wind up and electro mechanical handhelds under the "pocket arcade" line. those mini arcades are pretty sweet looking to, check out the internals of cosmic clash.



    not as complex as the wind up games for shure, but its still very interesting.


    @dragonstomper - that flying fox man, wow. just wow.

  9. Cool topic. I don't know if there ever was an electro mechanical "home console", but there were many electro mechanical "games" or "toys". I don't really consider the Marx tv tennis as a "console". It was just another electro mechanical toy/game of the time. I remember Tomy made many of these type of games (so did Marx). Heck, Tomy had an entire line of wind-up games. Marx made electro mechanical "simulators" of sorts all the way back to the late fifties/early sixties. This isn't Marx but here is the Jimmy Jet (it's from the mid 1960's):





    Here a commercial for it:




    Always had a thing for electro mechanical toys.


    I considered tv tennis a console because it was a rip off of pong, which is a video game, and represents it through an electromechanical mechanism. I remember marx and I belive tommy driving "simulators" from when I was a kid, but I would consider them to be electromechanical toys, rather than dedicated consoles with integrated displays. still I didn't know they made them as far back as the 50's, must have been amazing at the time really.

  10. Blip was one. The were popular back in the day, so they can be had quite affordably now.




    It had batteries for the LED, but the action was all mechanical. You'd twist the wind-up spring via the plastic dial, and when you hit the "serve" switch the LED ball would take an unpredictable path across the playfield, and your opponent would need to decide which of the three buttons he'd need to hit to return it back to you.


    It was good quick fun against an opponent, though if you were both good you could rally back and forth for a while, sometimes until the spring ran down.


    There was also a one player mode too, but that was a bit less interesting. Sort of like 1 player Pong.

    So it was clockwork? that is awesome!

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  11. ive just leared of the little oddity known as "marx tv tennis". its an electro mechanical pong console, I never would have guessed such a thing existed. I know electromechanical arcade machines were popular before affordable displays became avalible, and ofcouse in timeless classics like pinball and skiball, but never had heard of such technology in a home console. does anyone know of any other electromechanical home consoles?


    the marx tv tennis 1974


    odd isn't it? you know, in that I must find one now kind of way.

  12. hey guys, works been slow lately so ive been working on a hack, or to be more specific, a hack of a hack. the original hack was based on motocross, but the bike sprites had been replaced pod racers. its on JDD (http://jims_digital_domain.tripod.com/dwnloads.htm) if you want to have a look. Im taking it a step further by modifying all the other sprites (done) and changing the background (also done), but I also want to change the color of the sprites and background. witch is where im at a loss, ive made mods to games that use sprites in the past shure, (EX: chris sawyers locomotion) but in those games the sprite contained the colors used in it. on the Atari however, it seems the colors must be contained somewhere in the games code, and sense both the sprites and and all other code are in binary im having a difficult time finding what determines the color of the sprites. are there common locations in the bin to look for the colors, or are there any tools that can help me find them? I would appreciate any help, thank you.

  13. been doing a little more research on converters, and I think I "might" have found something eltse that would work. a TV tuner, I know they can be a cheep alternative to a demodulator but ive been looking at a few and some of them have some really broad frequency ranges for the RF input. anybody tried using one?

  14. ah, ok that makes more sense.


    I started off with a modded PAL Junior. I later obtained a non-modded Irish Vader (due to preference.. the Junior doesn't feel authentic to me.. its just a thing I have)

    likewise, I cant stand the Junior, coincidentally im running a vader as well. Black is beautiful.

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