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Arnuphis

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About Arnuphis

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  • Birthday 11/22/1966

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    Movies, Music, Gaming and Retro Computing

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  1. Necessity forced me to unload a few of my items but it did get me thinking about what I really wanted to hang on to. So much stuff just sat there. I lost interest in the Amiga too and sold all my Amiga stuff. Ended up getting a MiST which scratches that itch if I ever get one since all I did was play games on it. Not interested in the modern 'Amiga' at all either. Got rid of my Pet, Apple stuff etc. I'm now just down to my C64s/Sx64/128/Vic, Atari 800 and BBC Master. My hobby room is still full but it's not 'hoarder' full like it was before. Plus I work in there so I needed to clear some space. Like most I enjoy seeing people talk about these old machines and see some of the cool things that are being produced but I don't want to get anything else any more. The machines I have will be the last things I hang on to I expect. Retro collecting and restoration is so popular know I no longer feel any of these older machines are in any danger of becoming extinct. Plus the emulators are getting so good these days. Saying that, I always wanted a Sharp MZ-80B back in the day so if ever one of those crosses my path.....
  2. Hey everyone. The seller was me on this one. I had to sell a few items to cover some legal costs for a younger family member who went and did something stupid that 20 somethings sometimes like to do. Lets just say she was charged with three letters and leave it at that 😉. I was very reluctant to let this one go but together with a few other sales and some savings I was able to cover her bail money and atty fees. A very nice guy from SF drove up and got the TI. I chatted to him for a bit and he said he knew all about them so I assume it all went to a good home. Meanwhile the daughter has to deal with the guilt of making her dad part with his prized hobby items. Thanks again for all the support in the past from the wonderful TI community. I'll be with you still in emulated spirit.
  3. Wow. I always wanted a Lynx. They looked so awesome when they were announced. But alas the dream was not to be.
  4. Plus now the latest version of the telnet software CCGMS now uses the network port on the UII+!
  5. Here is a link for the Ultimate II+ and as of today they are in stock. https://ultimate64.com/Main_products It really is the best thing you can get for your 64 and even at the price you will be very happy with the results.
  6. Yes you can easily convert the power supply in a master to US Voltage. I have one here in CA. I would check in with Mark at RetroClinic as they can get you a really nice pimped out one for a reasonable fee and convert it for you. All you would need then is a conversion for the PAL output. I used a Beeb to Scart connector into a converter box that outputs HDMI. Looks amazing.
  7. Thanks Robert that looked great! If only there was something like that up here in Sacramento!.
  8. Amok was a ton of fun but Cosmiads was the big hit with me and my two mates who used to come over to play it for hours, chasing that high score...
  9. Agreed. Easily the greatest add on for the C64.
  10. Does anyone know a good source of CF2 Floppy disks? These are the 3 inch ones that Sinclair, Amstrad and Tatung used in their machines. I have an Einstein 256 and would like to have some disks to save stuff on. They are probably hard to find but any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
  11. I'm not interested in the equipment but I send best wishes for your health Curtis. I don't like too see any TI'ers in poor health. Wish you a speedy recovery.
  12. Depends. If they are games that do not scroll the screen then you may be fine. Otherwise you will get a jumbled display due the the Hz difference between PAL and NTSC. The good news is that there is usually an NTSC version of all but the most obscure titles. If you are looking to run euro demos then you may want to look to a PAL C64 or replace the VIC chip and crystal in your existing one with the PAL timed option. That then means your output monitor would need to be able to support PAL. There is more than enough NTSC stuff to keep you happy for a long time so it's not something you really need to worry about.
  13. Welcome to the wonderful world of the best selling computer! There are so many great things happening on the C64 scene. First up, the power supply. Do NOT trust the commodore one. They can go bad and fry your C64. Here is everything you need to know https://www.breadbox64.com/blog/c64-power-supplies/I would recommend getting a new one from Ray Carlsen. For monitors you can get a variety of leads to connect the C64 to a CRT or LCD screen. Try and get one with S-Video and get a cable like this one https://www.ebay.com/i/142845591642?chn=psor you can get a standard video lead for composite. The C64 uses a serial port for peripherals but there are many adapters to let you connect different types of printers. Here is an example of one https://www.vesalia.de/e_wtc64parint.htm Enjoy your C64!
  14. Dr. Floyd's Desktop Toys was always my favorite Windows 3.1 suite of apps. Aside from the Doctor's quips, Wallop was just so addicting.
  15. I would say the Atari 800. Never had one in the day and finally got a hold one one and it's a bit of a beast! As for the Plus/4 and 1571 drives remember the Plus/4 had a drive all of its own, the 1551, that plugged into the cartridge port and it was super fast. I loved my Plus/4 in the day, despite it's shortcomings and it is a damn fine looking machine.
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