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  1. Is it particularly hard to build one? Also I have a timex sinclair 1000 which is based on the zx81. That would be a good reference on how its made.
  2. Hello everyone, I've taken interest in building a computer from scratch for a few months now. But I think it's come down to 2 processors. A z80 or a 6502 processor. Which one shall I go with? Is one easier than the other? Just as a little perspective, I'm currently learning HTML in a course and know basic electrical theory. The goal of this is to be able to have a computer with a composite output to have it displayed on a tv running microsoft basic or cp/m. Where should I even start with this?
  3. Is anyone even collecting cd-i games? Other than the Nintendo ones, I don't see anyone wanting to collect, what is for the most part, shovelware.
  4. I'm trying to installing OS/2 2.0 on my old Windows vista machine haha. But whenever I put in the second diskette, I keep getting the error "the file OS2LDR is missing". Any ideas?

    1. xucaen

      xucaen

      I thought you needed a floppy disk to install that. Maybe it expects the file to be on drive A:?

       

    2. xucaen

      xucaen

      BTW OS/2 warp 4 is now a free download. IBM donated warp 3 & 4 to public domain.

    3. mehguy

      mehguy

      Yup, I'm using my 3.5inch floppy drive.

  5. Super mario bros duck hunt-20 dollars at a thrift store. what a joke.

    1. BassGuitari

      BassGuitari

      ^I was just going to say I remember when you couldn't even give those things away.

       

      For $20, you still can't. :P

    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I remember hearing about this guy who was tiling a wall with them...

    3. JFD62780

      JFD62780

      The REAL joke is they barely even cost 20 CENTS!

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  6. I'm building a new computer. I'm thinking of a GTX 950, anyone think DOOM will run on this card?

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    2. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      People with more money than I have. I baulk at paying more than £100 for a graphics card. Actually, I don't think I've ever paid more than £100 for one.

    3. Punisher5.0

      Punisher5.0

      It'll probably run decent in Vulcan mode. I'm surprised 970 is minimum when my 980M runs at 70+fps on ultra

    4. Amstari

      Amstari

      I played Doom on a 386sx.

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  7. Why do CPU's of past don't need any kind of heatsink? Around the pentium era, CPU's started to become required. Why is that? Why did so CPU's before that time do fine without them? EDIT: Woops, this was meant for the classic computing forum, could a mod move it?
  8. I think I saw an Atari ST in Jason Bourne :D

    1. OldSchoolRetroGamer

      OldSchoolRetroGamer

      I caught it as well, pointed it out to my wife lol

    2. R.Cade

      R.Cade

      Yeah, because they will totally still let in a "terminal from the 1990's" or whatever they call it onto their modern secure network. Ugh...

       

    3. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      Inside of him? Up his butt or surgically inserted?

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  9. Sega Saturn copy protection was finally cracked.

  10. Well, here is the problem. Since nobody is buying it right now, it's quite hard to tell the value of these things. So just judging buy the BIN isn't right. I just got my values based of the atari age rarity guide.
  11. Atari 2600 heavy sixer with 40 games for 2000 dollars.
  12. It's hard to say since not many have been sold recently. But my estimate would be around 10-20 dollars per cart. Scuba diver and Inca gold might be worth a little bit more.
  13. Since the past couple of years, I've gone to thrift stores on a weekly basis and with all those visits, I've only came across one atari 2600 game. I don't see anything really good come up anymore. But I still go on a regular basis just for the PC games and the 35mm film cameras.
  14. It really all depends on your area. Saying "all teh Atari games are at value village" isn't right. Just try to go to a few see what you find. But you have to be patient. Atari games don't come up very often.
  15. I don't bother with the places around here. All of them just use above ebay prices.
  16. How do I even play Civ 3?

    1. GoldenWheels

      GoldenWheels

      Honestly? Either leave it on Settler and dominate in spite of anything you do (which is pretty lame), or prepare to go FAQ reading and really figure out how to specialize cities. Honestly I love Civ but sometimes..it feels like math homework.

    2. mehguy

      mehguy

      I just got it on the steam sale and I really wish there was some sort of indepth tutorial...

    3. SoulBlazer

      SoulBlazer

      Civ 3 is the weakest of the series, I think. They made too many changes from 'classic' Civ 1 and 2. I'd suggest skip it and try Civ 4 or better yet Civ 5 instead.

  17. Came across this gem of a listing: http://www.kijiji.ca/v-old-video-games/mississauga-peel-region/original-1st-generation-atari-for-sale-2000-obo/1170496002?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true Anyone else has some other messed up listings to share? Cuz this one just makes me want to throw up.
  18. Good luck getting an Amiga or Atari ST for a reasonable price nowadays.
  19. Pretty damn cool, never knew tron was released in a cocktail cabinet as well.
  20. I'm really only looking to spend around 50-60 dollars for one. I remember seeing one with a disk drive at a thrift store for that much. Should I have picked it up? It's quite a rare occurrence and I doubt it will happen again.
  21. There aren't many on ebay, and the ones that are on ebay, are either broken/untested or come with the original packaging and are usually way more than I'm willing to spend.
  22. Man this is so cool. If I had the space id buy this up instantly, plus, I'm in Canada aswell!
  23. Where can I even get a c64? I've always wanted one but I don't see them for up for sale very often.
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