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  1. Did you have any problems making an account and buying from the store? That was my main concern, thought it may have some kind of region lock where you’d need a US zip code address to use. Yes I must say I don’t want one so badly as to buy from a US seller, take the import fees and have no seller protection - about 6 months ago there were quite a lot on U.K. eBay (I guess kick starter backers selling it off) but they don’t seem to crop up now, I guess that well has dried.
  2. Do we have any word if the VCS is eventually going to get a U.K. release? The strange thing is I do actually want one (kinda, sorta). I’m a huge fan of the Recharged series and it would be sort of nice to play them with an Atari Joystick. Plus I just enjoy novelty items such as this. That said I’m only going to buy if I can get one within the U.K. as import from the U.S. will cost a bomb (plus I wonder if I will have any problems using some or all of the online features). I found one site saying rather vaguely there will be a 2022 release, anyone got any further info?
  3. I’d be quite interested to know this myself, particularly the Atari ST port of Starwars Arcade 🙂
  4. I’m quite interested to try Primal Rage (though I expect the novelty will ware off as I can just play the PS1 or PS2 version anytime) and I suppose “Where did you learn to fly? 2” but that aside I’m good for the Jag CD - the likes of Brain Dead 13 don’t float my boat and I never got into Myst on PC even.
  5. Just got mine up and running, retro towers here in the U.K. had them in stock for about a week! All gone now. Great piece of kit, it’s worth it alone just to play the home brews - on eBay they are usually asking somewhere around £150 for a bootleg copy of Doom 2, the GD only cost £165. Just enjoying playing all those super rare titles I’ll never own, Rayman for one. I do have a modest CIB Jag collection and I did originally say I’d never sell, but eBay is looking more tempting now, especially as recently I’ve stumbled across a seller who makes repro overlays which I feel is semi helpful for some games. The firmware was easy to download / install I had no problem scanning from my CRT. Do I understand this latest firmware will allow us to play Jag CD from the GD alone, or is that in the future?
  6. Yeah the game has more sound FX’s than the Amiga version - I’m pretty sure one of the enemy soldiers death cries is lifted right from Doom, when Doomguy is killed. its a great port, only problem is the Jag controler isn’t perfect for it, it feels a little clunky sometimes. I have beaten it on the Amiga many years ago when I had a lot more time and patience, but it took a lot of time plugging away at the same save file.
  7. Hi all, Just played Jag Cannon Fodder for the first time (though the game is an old favourite of mine, right from the Amiga 1200 days) all-in-all it’s a great version of the game, it’s got the song which I believe is the only console version to do this, the Jag controller feels pretty good for playing the game (not quite mouse territory but still pretty good) and it’s got a proper save feature, rather than just a password system which doesn’t save anything like ranks of the soldiers you have achieved - generally war has never been so much fun! One thing I’ve noticed, for those unfamiliar with the game (it was developed my a British team and is generally more popular this side of the pond) you take 2-5 recruits into a mission all with their own names, when they die they are replaced by a near inexhaustible supply of fresh meat - all with their own names. The first 2 recruits you get are called “Jools” and “Jops” named after the devs. I’ve noticed in the Jag version, when you loose your first 4 or 5 men, every new recruit thereafter is called Jools, if you kill off enough soldiers you will get an army of just Jools. Is this a known bug with this version of the game?
  8. Incase it’s gone over anyone’s radar Doom 64 is now also available on modern consoles and steam. I spent about 12 hours yesterday on Doom Eternal so didn’t really get much chance to check it out, but it looks solid. I did a full run (including all secret levels, to upgrade the alien gun thingamajig) on an original N64 just last year and suffice to say that satisfied my Doom 64 appetite for the next little while, but some people think this is the best doom game ever made ... they’d be wrong of course, but still!
  9. I love the Konami Arcade Classics Collection, great way to play the Gradius games outside MAME, it does have a couple of dead ducks on there too, but Gradius 1&2 alone, make it worth the price of admission. The Castlevania collection’s are highly recommended too, I’m a big Vania fan and already had access to most of the games, but bought the collections anyway to show support.
  10. Just played through the game to the end today, found the secret level on mission 6 and that has some hella strange random music, I was tempted to put the volume slider the other way again! Great game though enjoyed that, the DOS version is a bit of a slog to me these days (I tend to fire up Spear of Destiny more now) but this kept me playing all day. By the way RREDDWARFF I’m a huge fan - What are we going to do with them Mr Flibble? 😉
  11. Glad it wasn’t just me 😂 I was sat pressing buttons in the startup menu for ages trying to find the sound set up button.
  12. Yeah found it by fiddling about I was just about to delete this topic, the previous owner mustn’t have liked the music and had turned it right down.
  13. Here’s a weird one - I’ve just got a copy of Wolfenstein 3d for the Jaguar in the mail from eBay. It boots up no problem and everything seems to run fine - one problem no music, not on the menu screen, not on the briefing screen and not in game. Now I know from emulating and YouTube videos Jag Wolf isn’t “Silent Wolf” like Doom, so what’s going on here? I can see from the overlay that there is a musical note over the 0 numerical key, but this just seems to toggle sound effects (which are there, gunshots and screams) on and off. I can’t seem to find an options menu of any kind with sound settings. Just trying to work out if I have a bad cart that needs to go back (would be a shame as it’s a beautiful copy) or if I’m doing something stupid. I’m tempted to try cleaning the contacts with isopropyl, but don’t want to give the seller any outs for not taking the return. By the way it’s a PAL version of the game if that makes any difference... I’m hoping Atari didn’t go “Screw those Europeans, they ain’t getting no music!”
  14. Got this working in the end, who would have guessed the controls for the auto tune on this remote were not actually the arrow buttons but the volume control? Tuned her right in, nothing like playing a bit of Super Nintendo doom in 14” composite glory!
  15. I guess it could be done in theory, on the other hand who’d take the time? 🙂
  16. Yeah I’m playing Saturn and of course Jag on there using a Scart adaptor and it’s working great. I’ll just skip it entirely, the consoles I’m trying to use via RF I’ve got FPGA solutions for, it was just for the nostalgic value really, thanks for the tips though 🙃
  17. Yeah the TV came with its original remote but It was totally rusted where the batteries go and I got a 3rd party replacement on eBay - it does the job for basic setup such as picture but I must say some of the menu buttons don’t work. Do consoles need to be tuned to the TV... 😂 that could be the problem, but I don’t remember having to do that back in the day - I’ve literally just plugged it in, turned it on and channel hopped hoping to pick it up.
  18. Hi all, I’ll start by saying this may be a dumb question so if the answer is obvious don’t laugh 😂 I recently picked up a portable CRT TV (Matsui 1420T) for retro gaming. I’ve been playing my Sega Saturn on there via a Scart adaptor no problems - just switch to AV and away I go. I decided to hook up a few other consoles such as my orignal Super Nintendo via RF just to remember what the games are like on a CRT - no matter what I try I can’t get the TV to pick up any console (I’ve tried 3 different consoles and several RF cables) I scroll though all the channels, nothing. I feel like when I get to channel 7 (which was the traditional one for game consoles in the U.K. back in the day) a signal is trying to get through, in that I get some lines of interference rather than just a snowy screen. I’m just plugging the console’s RF cable directly into the RF port at the back of the TV - obviously back in the day the TV arial would be plugged in there too and you would switch between the two with a breaker, but with the absence of an areal it should be fine to just plug the console RF directly in, am I right? Any help appreciated even though I’ll probably look a numb nuts, this is driving me mad!
  19. Just playing some Neo Geo classics at the minute - got sonic wings 2 and 3 going and trying out a bit of KOF. Last modern game I went though was Resident Evil 2 remake, had a lot of fun with it and looking forward to number 3. Of course the only game I’ll be playing for the next 2 months very soon will he Doom Eternal.
  20. I’ll have to go back and check the SNES version now but yeah that does sound about right - I do feel like rockets come out of nowhere a lot more in that version. Ugg on foot bits in Urban?! I think I’ll pass - that sounds a lot like Starwars Rebel Strike on the GC where the devs must have thought “Guys we’ve made 3 games all ship combat, we need something new!” And ruined the game with slightly upgraded, on foot parts, from Rebel Assault. Guys it’s a flying and shooting game, I don’t want to get out and walk! Just give us the same thing with new missions and different locations we’ll still buy it 😂
  21. To be honest you are more likely to catch the virus from the person delivering it than anything on the package itself - but I am trying to limit human contact at the moment, so not doing a lot of ordering to avoid people coming to the house. I pretty much clean everything that comes from eBay - say a system, the controller etc gets a good going over with disinfectant wipes. Games I clean with either isopropyl alcohol or CD wipes (depending on the format) before they go in my system. I also give the cartridge shells a good scrubbing down with disinfectant and a toothbrush. Obviously with things like cardboard game boxes, not a lot you can do there, but you never know who has had this stuff.
  22. I absolutely love Desert Strike - I’ve played and replayed it to the point where I know which building, contains which item, on every level. The game does seem hard at first, but as with most games if you sink a lot of time in they become second nature. The game is set in the gulf war and there are some very entertaining cut scenes featuring the protagonist General “definitely not Saddam” Kilbaba abusing his subordinate and ordering the deployment or nuclear weapons - the end of the game finds you attacking the General’s private jet before he can take off and “Drop the big one”. If you only have access to the console versions I’d go for the Genesis, there is something wonky going on with the targeting in the SNES version making it annoying to hit some ground targets. Back in the day I had the DOS version and I’ve a feeling that will have been far superior, I remember the explosions were a lot better anyway. Funny enough I never got into Jungle Strike, I’ve given it a few tries and it just didn’t give me the same vibe as Desert so I never played past the first level, I will have to sink some serious time into it as it is supposed to be good. Never tried Urban or any of the later PS1 games like Soviet.
  23. Ah yes, forgot all about Lords of Thunder, I need to sink more time into that one. As for Genesis Shmups we can watch the archive of your excellent live stream on the topic Austin 😉 (Dessan01 from YT here by the way).
  24. Yeah I’ve played Super NA3D on the flash cart... for like 30 seconds. It basically involves gong around KOing animals with a catapult, to go on the ark. It is unclear wether the code was leaked by the devs because of the terrible Wolf 3D port, or Wisdom Tree just stole it - I think the second is more likely. Yeah the SNES version of Wolfenstein is pretty terrible (though I loved it as a kid and rented it over and over again, I eventually bought the rental copy when the video store closed) it really does hurt your eyes after a while, I’ve started a few times thinking I’ll get to the end to say I did it, and always lost patience.
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