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About airsoftmodels

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  • Birthday 03/24/1969

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  1. thanks for noticing! At 15, i started my first job at mcdonalds. 4 hours after school, and 8 on the weekends flipping quarter pounders, at $3.35 an hour! although i lived in san clemente, i didn't spend any time tanning at the beach.
  2. I never had the NES, which came out around this time, and had the same-ish CPU, and cost 6 times less than the IIc. But with games like Drol, Beyond Castle Wolfenstein, Kings Quest I, II, and III, Championship Lode Runner, and Conan, not to mention Infocom's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and graphic adventure games like Masquerade and Sherwood Forest... on a 9" monochrome green screen, who needs Nintendo? : ) But in 1994, ten years after getting the Apple IIc, I gave it away FREE to my co-worker who mentioned he had 4 kids, and their computer got stolen. Ok, it wasn't the most modern PC at the time, but it came with hundreds of floppy disks filled with the best games the Apple II had to offer. I had recently purchased the SNES (perhaps I should have gotten the IIgs, Amiga, or even the ST) and I was busy playing SF2 and Prince of Persia.
  3. Thanks for the reply. Apparently, I only have this one photo.
  4. This is me at age 15 playing Mario Bros. on the IIc in 1984. Please note: OP shorts, CH Joystick, Scribe Printer, and that big black thing to my left is my clear black acrylic locking disk box! This was my after school life for 3+ years of high school until I met my first girlfriend.
  5. Hello. I am the proud owner of a COCO3. Just wanted to introduce myself before I start going through the Forum. Can you recommend any old books that I should read. I might read them on archive.org so if you know of anything to start with I would appreciate it. My efforts to pick up a multicart or SD Card based drive have left me at a dead end. Nothing seems to be in current production?
  6. i bought another IIc on ebay this one looked great but had no power supply. i took the power supply from the old crappy IIc that i bought a few weeks ago that was in pretty bad shape and everything runs great now. i am back in business with ADTPro. this time, instead of an old Pentium 4 from 2002, I am using my current Dell and it absolutely flies. before i was using an audio cable on a IIe, then switched to serial, but it was slow. i got all my new ADTPro cables from RetroFloppy.com. the IIc was my first "REAL" computer back in 1984. i say real because i actually did homework and stuff on it through high school and college thanks to Appleworks and a Scribe Printer. now i need to place another order for more verbatim floppy disks. TOP 5 Favorite Games: 1. Beyond Castle Wolfenstein 2. Championship Lode Runner 3. Mario Bros. 4. Conan 5. Taipan
  7. I started out with emulation running under Windows XP, back in the day when it was difficult to find roms on cryptic FTP sites. Then, excited by my love for retro systems, I started buying the systems that I had (or wanted) when I was younger: Atari 600XL, Apple II, Game Boy Advance, Turbo Grafx 16, Sega Genesis, and Super Nintendo. I bought 4 Everdrives and an SIO2USB to play all the roms. Since it was my favorite console, I started scouring the internet for game boy cartridges to play on the GBA. I was obsessed with my collection, thought about it all the time, but rarely had any time to play it. I spend 50% of my day on my computer. Running a classic game on an emulator was only a mouse click away, and it satisfied my craving for nostalgia. Now I have switched to linux, I installed some really nice emulators: Mednafen to play TG-16, SNES, and Game Boy and Fusion to play Genesis. I realized that I had an awful lot of money (for me) tied up in physical hardware. My small condo was riddled with systems on display, hooked up to a CRT or LCD monitor. I decided that I needed to “share” my systems with others by selling some of them off. To make room and to save my sanity, I listed the Atari 600XL and the Apple II on craigslist, priced to sell. Tired of playing game boy games on the small screen of the GBA, I was in the market for either a Super Game Boy cartridge or a Game Boy Player and GameCube. But I already had full screen game boy emulation on my PC. Then I did the unthinkable: I sold my prized collection: 2 GBA’s, 18 game boy carts, 12 GBA carts, and an Everdrive GB, for a steal. I am toying with the idea of selling the remaining three systems TG-16, Genesis, and SNES with Everdrives for $100 each. In a perfect world, I would have the space to store all these systems and more, the money to buy physical cartridges and display them on my walls, and the sanity to organize and appreciate them. I envy the retro game collectors on YouTube, for the history that they are saving is truly valuable.
  8. What are your thoughts of this system for someone too poor to get into the real Neo Geo collecting game? Thanks.
  9. I just sold 2 GBA SP-101's, 12 GBA carts including Castlevania Doublepack, 19 GB carts, and an Everdrive GB for only $150!
  10. I was on CL today and saw this post. It really pissed me off that someone was passing off a clone machine as a SNES.
  11. I have gotten my hands on the following Neo Geo games in Mame, as well as these other 90's competitors to the Neo Geo. It amazes me how much detail can be packed into a game running on the now obsolete 68000 and Z80 processors. The downside, is that these games are spoiling me. I now have a little difficulty playing the SNES and Genesis versions because the characters look so small in comparison. 1941 - Counter Attack 19XX: War Against Destiny, The 64th. Street - A Detective Story Aero Fighters Air Gallet Alien vs. Predator Alpha Mission II / ASO II - Last Guardian Armored Warriors Battle Circuit Biomechanical Toy Blade Master Blazing Star Blood Bros. Boogie Wings Bucky O'Hare Burning Fight Cadillacs and Dinosaurs Captain Commando Carrier Air Wing Charlie Ninja Cyber-Lip Darkstalkers: Night Warriors, The DonPachi Double Dragon Dragon Breed Dragonball Z 2 - Super Battle Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom Eight Man Far East of Eden - Kabuki Klash / Tengai Makyou - Shin Den Fever SOS Final Fight Final Star Force Funky Jet Gaia Crusaders Ganryu / Musashi Ganryuki Gouketsuji Ichizoku Growl Guardians / Denjin Makai II Gunforce 2 Hook JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future / JoJo no Kimyouna Bouken: Miraie no Isan JoJo's Venture / JoJo no Kimyouna Bouken Justice Gakuen Karate Blazers Killer Instinct King of Fighters '96, The King of Fighters '97, The King of Fighters '98, The King of Fighters '99, The - Millennium Battle King of Fighters 10th Anniversary 2005 Unique, The King of Fighters 2002, The Kizuna Encounter - Super Tag Battle / Fu'un Super Tag Battle Knights of the Round Knights of Valour / Sangoku Senki Knights of Valour 2 Last Blade 2, The / Bakumatsu Roman - Dai Ni Maku Gekka no Kenshi Last Blade, The / Bakumatsu Roman - Gekka no Kenshi Legend of Silkroad, The Light Bringer Liquid Kids Magic Sword - Heroic Fantasy Magician Lord Marvel Super Heroes Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter Marvel Vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes Metal Slug - Super Vehicle-001 Metal Slug 2 - Super Vehicle-001/II Metal Slug 3 Metal Slug 5 Metal Slug X - Super Vehicle-001 Metamorphic Force Mortal Kombat Mutation Nation NAM-1975 Night Slashers Ninja Combat Oriental Legend / Xi You Shi E Zhuan P.O.W. - Prisoners of War Pang! 3 Pipi & Bibis / Whoopee!! Power Instinct Prehistoric Isle 2 Punisher, The Puzzle Bobble Raiden Riot City Rival Schools Robo Army Samurai Shodown IV - Amakusa's Revenge / Samurai Spirits - Amakusa Kourin Samurai Shodown V Special / Samurai Spirits Zero Special Sengoku 2 / Sengoku Denshou 2 Sengoku 3 Shadow Force Shock Troopers Shock Troopers - 2nd Squad Silent Dragon Simpsons, The SNK vs. CAPCOM SVC CHAOS Super Plus Snow Bros. - Nick & Tom Spin Master / Miracle Adventure Street Fighter II' - Champion Edition Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Fight for the Future Street Fighter Zero 3 Strikers 1945 Sunset Riders Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Turtles in Time Tekken 2 Three Wonders Thunder Fox Top Hunter - Roddy & Cathy Tumble Pop U.N. Squadron Undercover Cops Vampire Savior 2: Lord of Vampire, The Varth - Operation Thunderstorm Vendetta Violent Storm Warriors of Fate Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa X-Men Vs. Street Fighter X-Men: Children of the Atom
  12. I am running Linux Mint. MAME .160 comes in the repos. It's not that great, for the reasons mentioned above. It doesn't run well with most of the roms I throw at it. Also, it lacks a front end by default. I am not that satisfied with Gnome Video Arcade, the front-end that comes in the repos. I installed Wine, so that I can install any number of MAME versions for windows. I am very happy with MAME32 Plus! Plus! 0.119. Wish I could afford to buy myself a Capcom arcade cabinet and a NEO GEO cabinet, but for now I am really happy with emulating the fabulous beat em ups of the 1990's. Maybe I will invest in an Xgaming X-Arcade joystick.
  13. Hello All, I was lucky enough to be born in 1969. I was in the arcades in the 1980's during the golden age of arcades playing donkey kong and pacman when they were brand new games. Then in the 1990s during the rise of the arcades I was a college grad going to the mall on the weekends trying to decide between the Sega Genesis and the Super Nintendo as my home console. Both pretty much blew me away in terms of graphics and sound. Then one day while walking through the mall in the Bay Area I stumbled into a special gaming store that I had never seen before. The store was filled with about 5 large tube televisions, each hooked up to something I had never seen before: The Neo Geo. I just stood there are stared trying to wrap my mind around what I was seeing. It was pretty amazing, and I was hooked. Then, when I found out the price, I realized this was something I would have to wait for. But I will never forget seeing the Neo Geo for the first time in all its glory.
  14. Here is a sad 2600 that I found today for sale on CL for $160. It looks as if it was just unburied at the Alamagordo trash site. You would think someone wanting over $150 bucks would at least blow the sand off of it, and perhaps put it in a more appealing location before snapping a photo for CL. I would love a mint Darth Vader unit, guess I will have to keep looking.
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