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  1. Just installed the latest WUDSN available. Everything is working except that it doesn't point to the right workspace by default. It start with C:\jac\system\workspace instead of C:\jac\wudsn\workspace.
  2. Never too late for xbox, especially because of the great backward compatibility. I got a Xbox One X latelly too. Games are dirt cheap for it.
  3. Probably because they'd have to pay for a licence for it and Jack Tramiel hated paying for stuff... Hence why they milked that PET Basic as long as they could.
  4. After thinking about it, I think I'll just stick with the XBone and the PS4. Hopefully, some peoples will try to sell what they have to get the funds for the new one so I may benefit from a good console and games lot. I have the Xbox One X already so I just miss the PS4. I know that there's backward compatibility with the PS5 and XBox Serie X but I don't really need the new stuff for the time being.
  5. Why use ebay global shipping when you can get regular postal service for less? I know that here in Canada, it's cheaper and faster to send via Canada Post parcel or expedited then what ebay offer. Heck, I even refund the difference if I over charge the buyer on shipping.
  6. It's ok, and I appologize for the snide comment. I know that Japan had a thriving console and computer market. I was pointing out the fact that was an unknown market for us in North America and thus impossible for us to pass judgment on the merit or lack thereof of that gaming scene. We can only go with what we played back then and, sadly, this exclude the vast majority of the japanese computer scene. Japan profited of the demise of Atari on the console front, but they didn't have a chance on the computer front in NA or Europe since the market was already full.
  7. I love my U2+ since beside the drive emulation it also includes a REU, multiple SID emilation and networking all in one.
  8. I use a Zoomfloppy (about $45) to transfer .d64 and .g64 to actual floppy. PC USB -> Zoomfloppy -> 1541/1571 and voila! I also use it to archive my disk.
  9. In the world of computer gaming in North America you had the pre-PC gaming era which cover the usual suspect, apple, tandy, commodore and atari up and including the 16bit systems, and the PC era starting with the drop in price of 386dx based system with VGA. The game library was almost exclusivelly filled by NA/European titles up until the rise of the multimedia based PC and the release of the Playstation when titles like Final Fantasy VII got some PC releases via Japanese collaboration with NA/European studio like Eidos.
  10. Oh look, another one... i'm in reality saying that this poll is moronic and flamebait! you can't determine who made the best games since, for the most part, nobody played those japanese games outside of japan back in the day. Cappish? And few european or north american games made it in Japan. Now in 2020 you can use emulators and give it a go, if you feel like it, but it won't invalidate what I've been saying. The best games are those that you ACTUALLY enjoyed playing back then, and on the home computer in North America and Europe, they were from North America and Europe.
  11. Nothing you say here refutes my point. The computer gaming scene in america and europe was a usa/europe thing. None of those system you mentionned made it out of japan in any significant number. So when someone ask who made the best games, well it's hard to say it's the the one who made the games nobody played! Also when talking about the best games, which kind? The japanese lacks many genre that were popular here on home computers back in the days, like wargames, strategy, simulations... Sorry if I step on your nihongo dream of japanese domination of the gaming world.
  12. I bought a gateway pb6-350 pentium 2 pc to build myself a dos/win98se system. I already have an XP system that I use to transfer stuff to my classic system and for gaming.
  13. Give it a rest. Released doesn't mean it sold enough to even be significant, hence why i said "made it". Compared to the big 4 in North America, nobody bought it. The home computer market, software wise, was an european/north america thing. The japanese had the console market starting with the nes up to the xbox when north american and european studio made a comeback. Today it's a mix bag depending on the genre.
  14. The msx didn't make it to North America either and it was subpar to what we had here.
  15. I was a computer gamer first and foremost, so Japan wasn't even on my radar until 2010 when I started collecting for the nes/snes/genesis. The vast majority of my games came from europe or the USA.
  16. Funny enough, I havn't bought anything this week... I just can't seem to find anything interesting or at a realistic price on ebay.
  17. I'll drop in once I get my tipi up and running.
  18. Eh, for that price you ger fast and free shipping!
  19. I'm with you with this. I was an Amiga fan and I still own two A500, but I don't really collect or even use them. Frankly, I prefer the 8bit more.
  20. This, combine with the fact that the $ value is totally dependent on the interest of the market at a specific point in time. Like comics, sport cards or stamps, only the historically significant or the really hard to find items have any real value, the rest is just filler when it comes to a collection value. And if people lose interest then the value plummet even faster.
  21. Would be nice if there was a flightstick available. Playing flight sim with a joypad is a no go for me.
  22. To code well in basic is to master zen. It isn't the time that matters but the journey. 🙂
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