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  1. Glad there is this EMULATION section otherwise I'd have no idea where to post this 😏 I did this earlier today and the waves of nostalgia just brought me right back to when I was younger, in many way happier and the fascination and excitement that I would feel just enjoying some C64 slideshows, music demos etc, this would continue later on a bigger level once I upgraded to a Commodore AMIGA but still, it was all just so much fun. Specifically what I did earlier was watch a slideshow demo disk playing c64 tunes in FS-UAE AMIGA EMULATOR ON MY 2011 MacBook Pro running LINUX MINT. Because hell yeah! 😀 Now, I have the C64 and Amiga Forever packages by Cloanto on my much more powerful desktop, but I had been itching to try some AMIGA emulation on the an old Macbook Pro I found months ago, I had recently decided to throw Linux Mint on it as MacOS was getting pretty dated on it and it has been GREAT. After a couple days of researching, trial and error I finally got FS-UAE installed on it, transferred some Amiga disks (.ADF files) over and as a test this was the first thing I did with it. hearing the disk loading sounds and seeing it de-crunch the programs and immediately start playing the musical slideshow was probably the most fun I've had so far with this old Macbook. Part of me was more satisfied doing it all in this way then simply loading up the far simpler AMIGA FOREVER interface on my Desktop, it amuses me that I am enjoying C64 sight's and sounds in an AMIGA emulator on a Macbook running Linux because I am just a big nerd like that. Anyone do things like this simply because they can? Go about it in maybe a less straight forward way and enjoy it more? Has emulation helped you enjoy a platform or games or operating systems that you just might not be able to enjoy otherwise today due to lack of original hardware / software or perhaps financial or space restrictions? Share any stories of emulation that bring you joy. Myself I am so thankful that the emulation of AMIGA that I laughed and scoffed at back in the day continued to grow and improve to the point I can simulate a setup I could have never dreamed of owning back in the day let alone today, I am thankful for it.
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  2. I got these (Super Fire Pro Wrestling, Gradius, Xevious) last week from a local gamer. He mostly sells JP imports, and they're usually cheap (under $10 for loose cartridges). I don't have a Famicom nor Super Famicom, but I just love the cartridges and box art. I now have 4 SFC (all in boxes) and 6 FC games in my collection. With a perm and make up, I think I could pull off that wrestler look this Halloween 😂
    2 points
  3. I absolutely do this as well. And it's so true that it's better when the emulation emulates the actual loading process. For example...the "beep beep beep" sounds of the Atari 8-bit disk drive loading. I often times will just load up a few favorite games and demos just to hear the music. And it makes me happy. MULE, Blue Max, and the 8-bit Robot demo are probably my most favorite ones. Of course, not with C64 emulation though...that loading in real life took FOREVER!
    2 points
  4. Justin

    🍻 Wishing a Happy Birthday to BTB!

    🍻 Wishing a Happy Birthday to BTB!
    2 points
  5. No, it was considered a "feature." After all, isn't it called Impossible Misson! 😁
    2 points
  6. While driving down to Portland to meet Rick last month, I made a slight detour to Vancouver, WA to drop off my Vectrex with another game in my local gaming group. He's going to spruce it up proper (no buzz mod) and give it the TLC it deserves. It's pretty clean looking for its age--not as much dust as I'd expected nor signs of leakage or corrosion. It's actually rather pretty 🌷🌷 looking for 40 year old electronics 😛 😄 I can only wish my innards look as good. You know how you don't appreciate something you have until it's gone? I didn't play much when I had it, but now that it's been out of the house for a couple of weeks, I miss my Vectrex ❤😄 Remember to give some love to those consoles that you haven't touched in a while.
    1 point
  7. How about a twist plot for a new version of the Twilight Zone classic "Time Enough At Last": A nerd survives a nuclear blast by living in his parents' basement. As the sole survivor, he finally is able to find and collect ALL of the retro games and systems. As he finally sits down to start playing, the power finally cuts out! On the bright side, he can get some solar panels or a generator.
    1 point
  8. OpenEmu is a godsend, for sure. I have used it and love it. :O)
    1 point
  9. This is so cool and I've been considering doing the same thing. I enjoyed the 8 Bit Guy's video series on making the game for various systems and was fascinated with the limitations for color on the Atari version. When I take the plunge, I'm probably going with the C64 version. I'm with you on the PET connection -- that was my first computer experience in high school. I was thinking about the VIC-20 version, but hooking up a disk drive there is really clunky. UPDATE: It looks like you can buy just the digital download and the boxed copies come with that as well. https://www.the8bitguy.com/product/petscii-robots-for-atari/
    1 point
  10. call! I bought a new Atari 8-bit game for the first time since the 80s -- Attack of the PETSCII Robots by The 8-Bit Guy. How cool is that?!? It feels a little weird getting a new game in 2021 for a forty year old computer. My brain is spinning with memories of me visiting Toys R Us, Egghead, and Software Etc. shopping for games. The biggest reason I decided to buy this game was because of its association with the Commodore PET, the very first computer I used in school back in seventh grade (sixth graders weren't allowed to use it). The back of the box even has a photo of the PET Now I just need to set up my 800XL (how many times have I said this?) which I was planning to do this summer and now fall is almost here. Well, autumn is as good a time as any.
    1 point
  11. I like the shields, VCS Asteroids with the multicolored asteroids and captivating Jaws theme is tremendously fun. I never knew about flip until now, I'll try that variation 🙂 The Meteoroids prototype is also fantastic.
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