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    Anything Commodore and Atari. Playing guitar, running, weightlifting, web development.
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  1. My impression is that the TRS-80 line was... adequate. They were serviceable systems, but there was nothing terribly noteworthy about them. As mr_me pointed out, they actually led in sales for a few years. But between IBM entering the market on the high end and Commodore dominating on the low end with the Vic-20 and 64, they quickly lost market and mindshare at the turn of the decade. The CoCo series was also adequate, but couldn't compete with Commodore and Atari as gaming computers. For my money, the Tandy 1000 line was their biggest success. They took the promise of the PC Jr, and made it work. If sales had not been limited to Radio Shack stores, the Tandy computers could have been a much bigger deal. But we'll never know. --- The Digital Antiquarian has covered the TRS-80 pretty extensively, specifically around how it helped usher in the nascent interactive fiction genre: https://www.filfre.net/tag/trs-80/
  2. I doubt the MiSTer as it currently exists will ever be able to properly mimic a Dreamcast. Most likely it'll top out at Playstation 1 levels. Anything beyond that will require a beefier FPGA.
  3. Might be a case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing. Either someone made a promise on social media and didn't relay that to the support team, or the person who suggested they would restart production was speaking out of turn.
  4. Whew... got some true believers in /r/stadia trying hard to convince themselves they made a good purchasing decision. popcorn.gif
  5. Take it up with whomever decided to delete the page. I doubt it was anyone here on AA.
  6. Yeah - that was an eye-opening experience for me. I just assumed those sort of glitches (I recall them being particularly prominent in Paperboy and Rambo) were just due to poor coding.
  7. From a consumer perspective, it still seems to be a solution in search of a problem. No real news from CES, maybe they have something up their sleeve for E3. But I'm not going to hold my breath.
  8. Does extra RAM get you anything at this point aside from those handful of Neo Geo titles?
  9. Yeah, that's probably one of the biggest annoyances I see. Needing to add a bunch of values to the end of an image name on a per-game basis to get it to work properly? Nope.
  10. https://www.breadbox64.com/blog/the-mechboard64/ I think he's taking a break from making more at the moment. I have one, but it's not quite the slam dunk you would hope for, given the cost. It required adding keycap adapters to fit the original keycaps to the Cherry MX switches - a frustrating process, which (at least in my case) leaves the keys looking and feeling a bit uneven/unstable. My F7 key kept popping off until I trimmed down the adapter a bit. And if I ever want to change out the keycaps, I'll need to obtain a new set of adapters. That said, it is very nice to type on.
  11. Here's what you want: https://www.pyrofersprojects.com/blog/product/c128-video-mux/ Handles both 40 and 80 column modes. They're currently sold out, but more are being assembled. I have one and it works great - I go from the Video Mux SCART out -> BNC -> PVM - however, the S-Video out looks really good as well.
  12. Yeah, while the full size item looks to be a decent improvement over the mini, I'll probably wait until they're being blown out at a third of the current cost.
  13. Eh. It was marginally more powerful than the 360, and the difficulty in developing for it compared to the 360 pretty much negated any advantage it possessed, unless you had a truly crackerjack team developing specifically for the hardware (e.g. Naughty Dog). Even then it wasn't leaps and bounds beyond the competition.
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