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Torrent for Homebrews?

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Hey all, 

I just got my Gamedrive and I'm both thankful to Albert, AA, and RetroHQ for developing it.  I had some hiccups in the delivery process and they handled it professionally and speedily.  KUDOS!!

 

I mainly wanted the drive in order to experience the homebrew scene.  I'm aware of the list of homebrews at AtariGamer, and that I can download them 1 by 1 from the ROM-Only page.  

 

But, i have some physical disabilities (hand pain problems and physical issues) that mean clicking on almost 100 games to download them will = hurting hands.  (It's about 6 clicks to get a download and back to the menu....multiplied by 100..ouch...i will be in pain).  

 

Wondered if anyone knows of a quick way to download all of the free homebrews at once, or would send them to me, or know of a torrent etc that i could use?  

 

Again, just asking about the free, available ROMs, not anything illegal or copyright or proprietary (such as ROMs that are sold by devs).

 

Thanks in advance!

 

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I don't know of anything like that.  Personally I would love the ability to buy roms for games like Championship Rally and Zaku so that I can play them on my LynxSD.

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On 9/25/2020 at 4:36 AM, unoclay said:

Hey all, 

I just got my Gamedrive and I'm both thankful to Albert, AA, and RetroHQ for developing it.  I had some hiccups in the delivery process and they handled it professionally and speedily.  KUDOS!!

 

I mainly wanted the drive in order to experience the homebrew scene.  I'm aware of the list of homebrews at AtariGamer, and that I can download them 1 by 1 from the ROM-Only page.  

 

But, i have some physical disabilities (hand pain problems and physical issues) that mean clicking on almost 100 games to download them will = hurting hands.  (It's about 6 clicks to get a download and back to the menu....multiplied by 100..ouch...i will be in pain).  

 

Wondered if anyone knows of a quick way to download all of the free homebrews at once, or would send them to me, or know of a torrent etc that i could use?  

 

Again, just asking about the free, available ROMs, not anything illegal or copyright or proprietary (such as ROMs that are sold by devs).

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Hey man, check your PM's :)

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interesting.  doesnt list what files.  but thank you for the reply!

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PM me your email and I can send you a 19 Mb zip with the roms on my SD cart. There are all the official roms and all the Homebrews that can be downloaded from Atarigamer

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I could be wrong but I think some download manager programs like jdownloader have the option to download everything linked on a particular web page without having to click every link individually. 

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hey thanks everyone! I managed to just brute-force download all the ones i need over a few weeks.  I'm all set now.  I appreciate the offers and messages.

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On 9/24/2020 at 6:36 PM, unoclay said:

But, i have some physical disabilities (hand pain problems and physical issues) that mean clicking on almost 100 games to download them will = hurting hands.  (It's about 6 clicks to get a download and back to the menu....multiplied by 100..ouch...i will be in pain). 

 

Would you mind sharing the condition, I am curious?  For instance I am curious about why clicking a mouse button is different than a keyboard stroke.   If you are not comfortable with posting it here, that's cool.

 

Cheers

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On 9/25/2020 at 5:37 PM, PFG 9000 said:

I don't know of anything like that.  Personally I would love the ability to buy roms for games like Championship Rally and Zaku so that I can play them on my LynxSD.

Maybe developers like Songbird and others have the ability to put the roms owners real name and atariage handle in the games title screen.This might deter piracy.

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11 hours ago, CPUWIZ said:

 

Would you mind sharing the condition, I am curious?  For instance I am curious about why clicking a mouse button is different than a keyboard stroke.   If you are not comfortable with posting it here, that's cool.

 

Cheers

Hey i dont mind talking about it.  I have seen countless specialists in the past 5 years and its getting worse--but nobody can truly diagnose me. Been called "myofascial pain" and fibromyalgia---but these are "rule out" diagnosis, like Drs saying "we dont really know".  I welcome any suggestions or knowledge from others.  

 

Basically i have repetitive motion pain in multiple places of my body (fingers, wrists, hands, elbows) along with maybe? related problem of pain from light pressure on my body--i.e. i cant sit or stand for long time, without light basic pressure becoming intolerably painful.  The weirdest thing is, im healthy and active and relatively (40s) young.  Its as though my body interprets light repetitive motion or pressure as pain.  I take gabapentin to control it, but its not working for hands and fingers.  Basically i have 2 different kinds of mice, hand braces, elbow braces, creams, medications, etc.....but i work on a computer for my job, and im fearful that eventually the pain will be too bad to bear.  

 

Basically, i am at a point where i try to avoid needlessly repetitive click/point/mouse movements....great news, my job just added new requirements to tag and update files with 100s of clicks a week.....hooray...

 

also, weirdly (and welcome input), i have a light pain sensation from mouse trackpads---like my fingertips are lightly painful from the pad's technology.  VERY weird.  I put screen protectors over them, and it seems to block/lessen the effect.  nobody seems to know what causes that one.

 

Aging sucks, but im lucky---healthier and happier than most people i know.

 

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