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  1. I have two Atari 400's with B-Key's. They are very stiff when pushing on the keys... much like the Compaq LTE series laptops from the early 1990's (before the Pentium CPU). Better than the 400's membrane keyboard, but even a mushy XE series keyboard has better feel.
  2. Reviewer is either misinformed, or trolling, or both.
  3. Was trying to remember the place I saw the Astrocade being sold, but couldn't... and then you said Polk Bros. That was it. Near Old Orchard mall. https://www.vanishedchicagoland.com/Polk-Brothers-Chicago.php In a photo half-way down you can see Gross Point Road going diagonally across Skokie Boulevard (US HWY 41).
  4. It'd be nice to know some basic rules on what combinations of icons are valuable. Is the game just looking at one row or all three? It just seems the gamble or hold comes up randomly for no reason.
  5. Don't know why it took me this long to make the connection, but one of the main characters is named "Phillip Price", the author of the game. According to wikipedia, he was born in 1977, so... maybe.
  6. I've been to a8.fandal.cz many a time but never seen a "complete" archive for download like Homesoft has. Got a link to it?
  7. Checked this out. The star field screen saver happens in 9 minutes.
  8. I agree, on the 2600, the beat of the cop running along with the sound effects of jumping and picking up items is as good as any music. The same with a pause in the sound... like bending over, waiting for an elevator or going up an escalator... adds a bit of tension.
  9. Works for me now. And a lot faster download speed too. Been slow for 6-8 months...
  10. I usually check asimov ftp site for new files every week or so. Last time I did, the index files were dated 7-31-2019. Tried yesterday & today... no response.
  11. LOL, the new operating systems ARE spyware, and you can't turn it off. If anything, it is less secure because you have no control over the data they collect on you.
  12. Web browser development isn't quite dead yet... see here: https://msfn.org/board/topic/177125-my-build-of-new-moon-temp-name-aka-pale-moon-fork-targetting-xp/
  13. Although it says 3.90, that actual link points to version 3.20
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