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  1. Does anyone know why the denial forum is down? It says it's being serviced, but it has been like that for a while. Just wondering if it will be back up, because it's a great resource for any Vic 20 user.
  2. Was playing Solaris on my 2600 the other day, and it's an impressively complex game.

    1. save2600

      save2600

      I don't play it as much as I should, but yes... Damn fine feat of programming and fun too!

    2. S1500

      S1500

      Easily the best for the 2600.

    3. masschamber

      masschamber

      while I wouldn't say it is the best game, it certainly is technically impressive (though I'd say the sweat prototype tops it) and an all round good game,

  3. Sad to hear R. Lee Ermey passed away. "Marines die, that's what we're here for. But the Marine Corps lives forever. And that means YOU live forever."

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    2. Rick Dangerous

      Rick Dangerous

      No kidding, I didn't realize he was that old. Great actor, will be missed.

    3. SlidellMan

      SlidellMan

      Can't go wrong with Full Metal Jacket.

    4. GoldLeader
  4. Looking for a reasonably priced Super Serial Card. I would like to get my Apple ][ Plus on the BBS scene, but I can't seem to find a SSC that is at a price I'm willing to spend. Just putting feelers out. -BP
  5. I love picking up great games for cheap. Got Crystal Castles, Venture, and Fire Fighter for $0.95 a piece, and Cosmic Ark for $1.95

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    2. save2600

      save2600

      All great games that are still fun today, 'cept for Fire Fighter IMO.

    3. ls650

      ls650

      That sure beats picking up crappy games for expensive.

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Can't beat that! Funny to think that BITD those'd be $20-$30 each!

  6. Bought two NES games from Chris. Was quick and painless. Thank you! I will enjoy these greatly!
  7. That would cost the taxpayers a lot of money. We could just find a metal trashcan and burn it in one of them.
  8. Achtung! You're caught!

    1. Skippy B. Coyote

      Skippy B. Coyote

      I swear it's not what it looks like! I had no idea that was your dog! =O

    2. retrorussell

      retrorussell

      Achtung! Yes, the singen the sounden vigashiznu and a shnachdog hog hunden and the Red Baron! After the turn of the century, in the clear blue skies over Germany..

    3. TheTIGuy

      TheTIGuy

      Errrr...? I have a feeling I don't know what is going on here...

  9. I saw Laser 128 key stems on eBay for $3. I'm not sure if they even come close to what you're looking for, but I thought I'd put it out there.
  10. I have had issues with disks lately, which caused me to invest in a Floppy Emulator. I have a copy of Star Trek: The Kobeyashi Alternative that runs fine to a point, but once it reaches the point it freezes. My first copy of Alien Downpour played once and then the next time I tried booting it up it failed to boot. Thankfully, I was able to get another copy that works great. I had issues with a modern copy of Oregon Trail that was put on a floopy. It like ST:TKA failed at a specific point. I am going to pick up a head cleaning disk to see if that might help. Any suggestions as to where to procure one would be greatly appreciated.
  11. Been having problems with some floppies going bad, so I bought a Floppy Emu for my Apple ][+ to overcome that issue.

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    2. Bryan

      Bryan

      The durability of the lubricating surface coating is the #1 issue. Metal oxide is not very slick by nature. Some brands have been very reliable and some went to crap after a few years.

    3. bpatte02

      bpatte02

      So what y'all saying is pour some KY on them and they should run fine.

    4. Keatah

      Keatah

      Use a rolling head that doesn't slide. Thus no friction.

  12. All Vic 20 games are made better when paired with 80s music. Also if you want to explore BBSs (Bulletin Board Services) I would suggest picking up a Wi-Fi modem such as the WiModem or strikelink modem, unless you want authenticity then shoot for a 1200 baud "dial up" modem. Then for the terminal program I suggest Mighty Term. It is pretty easy to connect a Wi-Fi modem to your router, especial if you have a WPS option.
  13. My Vic 20. It has currently attached to it a 32k expansion cart, a sd2iec, a datasette, a 3 slot userport expansion, a WiModem, and a Vic-1525 dot matrix printer (it sits underneath the table on a shelf.) I also replaced the power supply with a Ray Carlson PSU.
  14. bpatte02

    RetroN 77

    I hope this come to fruition, because it could be a nice alternative for those who like to collect games, but are not tech savvy to work on old machines if and when they break.
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