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CrossBow

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  • Birthday 10/26/1974

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    Ivory Tower (Tulsa, OK)
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    Atari, Sega, Vintage electronics and games.
  • First Console
    Atari 2600
  • Favorite Arcade to Visit
    Funspot
  • Favorite Arcade Game
    Sunset Riders / Virtua Racing / Golden Axe: Death Adder's Revenge
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    Firefly

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  1. I don't get it on the main page, but once I click on a topic I still get the red warning page on Chrome. Also...don't feel bad, it appears another of my haunts Vogons.org has been hit and I'm not able to access that site at all because my Malwarebytes software in my PC will flat out not let me due to a trojan detection on their end. When I try and bypass this, I just get an error page that the site isn't responding properly or something to that effect. So..yeah...not just atari.io
  2. I would like to have a Supercharger cart...not really for collecting, but for use as part of my suite of games and items I use for compatibility testing when working on 7800s. I saw one at PRGE for about $35 but passed on it and I likely shouldn't have. The Harmony does have versions of the starpath games that have been combined to work on that cart. But then you can do the same with the Unocart as well and I think the Uno is still a tad cheaper overall. It can't play any of the advance homebrews that are using additional hardware, but it can certainly play all of the released titles and protos that are out there.
  3. My wife and I aren't really into Halloween too much holiday wise. As a result, we shut off all he outside lights we can and order pizza so we can stay in bedroom to watch TV and 'hide'.
  4. I did look and didn't really see anything on these yet posted so I will apologize ahead of time if there is. I've not said much about the mini arcade craze of the last 2 years but I do own quite a few of them. I own most of the basic fun series games and about 3 or 4 of the My Arcade series of games. All of them have been quite fun to pick up from time to time and show, but they are mostly just collectors pieces when you think about it since most of them do not play actual arcade roms and instead play the NES or other console versions of the games. However, that isn't the case with the New Wave Toys line of Replicade mini arcades. These are literally 1/6 scale full replicas of the arcade original cabinets. I had the pleasure of seeing these in person and playing on them during the 2019 PRGE and I have to tell you, these things are pretty amazing. They have a price to match but I do feel they are worth it if you are a fan of any of the games they have released. Due to my experience with playing on these during PRGE I ended up buying one of their Tempest mini arcades and again, very impressive. I made a video dedicated to showing you the details of this particular mini arcade, but all of their replicade series games are just as detailed and well made oozing with quality. They aren't just for sitting on a shelf like an expensive executive desk toy, they are designed to be played and enjoyed! Check out the Tempest below to get an idea as I do plan to pick up more from them in the future!
  5. ITC# 63 is published and available for view. In this non tech video, I go over in detail, the New Wave Toys 1/6 scale replica arcade cabinet of Atari's classic game Tempest. The New Wave Toys replicade series are very detail accurate mini arcades with full playable controls that play the actual arcade version of the games. They are emulate though I do not know the full details of what exactly is running inside to make the magic happen. Still, they are perhaps the most detailed of these mini arcades I've seen and they have another one on the horizon that I plan to get as well in the future. Enjoy this look at this wonderful adult toy for retro gamers and thank you for watching!
  6. All you need to do is click on the Detail link in the lower left. That will open up another page giving you all kinds of other warnings etc. But if you look in the lower right there is a link within the sentence that lets you continue on to the unsafe site anyway and that is how I've been accessing the forums.
  7. ITC#62 was brought online this morning. In this video I got through the process I use for installing the new BennVenn LCD upgrade for the Lynx model II. This kit is simpler overall to install vs the McWill and much easier on the pocketbook as well. The video is not done as a comparison between the two and only details the install process. Both LCDs have their pros and cons and it is really great that we have the option between them to suit our needs. Thank you for watching the video and I hope they are of benefit to others now and in the future.
  8. Well..I took the plunge about a week ago and bought quite a few new components for my new PC home workstation/server/gaming setup. Just ran the user benchmark and these are scores... UserBenchmarks: Game 96%, Desk 152%, Work 129% CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K - 105.1% GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070 - 84.2% SSD: Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB - 283.6% SSD: Intel Raid 0 Volume 2TB - 177.7% HDD: Intel Raid 0 Volume 2TB - 195.1% RAM: Corsair CMW16GX4M2Z3600C18 2x8GB - 111% MBD: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7B17) So I should be good to go for awhile and ready for Cyberpunk 2077 next year!
  9. ITC#61 is now available for public viewing. It has been long overdue, but I finally put together my game play review on the wonderful little homebrew game for the Genesis known as Miniplanets! It is a fun overhead platformer with some great visual tricks to simulate rotating play fields. Originally programmed by Sik whom is well known at the Sega-16 forums back in 2016 and released in physical form back in 2017/2018. Hope you enjoy and thank you again for watching!
  10. All variants of this mini will have the same games on them. So even the US Turbo Mini will have those games. It is really too bad that they didn't at least try and translate Snatcher though. Not like they don't have a decent translation already with the Sega CD version?! I actually own the PCE version of Snatcher in my collection, but that was only because it was way more affordable than the SCD version. I haven't pre-ordered for this yet because I have pretty much all of these games physically that I can play on my TurboDuo that is part of the always connected consoles that I have connected up. But if it ends up being hackable like most of these others have been thus far, then that is a whole other can of worms completely. Because while I really enjoy my TG-16/PCE games collection and systems, I'm not nearly as attached to them as I am my Atari and Sega collections. I could see me unloading my turbo/pce collection at that point because there is quite a bit of value in the games and systems.
  11. I was tagged by a friend of mine that lives in Dallas. He first found out about it from a completely different FB group he is a member of that features pics people take of crazy stuff they find or see in Thrift stores. Anyway, once that original group posted that it was a salvation army in Tulsa (where the ITC exists..), he tagged me and other collects in this area about it. Since the nearest SA was literally only 1.5 miles from my work office, I went there after work and sure enough there they both were. 20min later one of them was loaded up in my little work S10 and headed home with me. The story of the one you see posted doesn't quite end there. It met with a horrible accident when the wife came home. I spent the rest of Friday night and all day Saturday getting some lumber and channeling my inner carpenter skills to fix it hehe!
  12. Well, while my current 7 year old rig can still play most modern games at high to ultra settings at 1440p, the real issue is how long it takes to edit and render videos. I have a 4k camera but my PC just cannot handle trying to edit large 4k video on the fly. Scrubbing the video is next to impossible and I end up having to put the preview windows at very low resolutions. That sucks because I sometimes cannot see something that might be off in the video because the resolution isn't clear enough to see if in the preview. Also, all effects such as the fades cause the CPU to hit 100% for a seconds making it impossible to view such effects in the preview in real time. Most of the stuff I do or edit into the video, I don't even get to really see until I render them. Also the video card is not on the list of components to be changes. I really only have to change out the mother board, CPU and RAM as the old case and pretty much everything else I have can still be used. But damn..just getting a nice high end i7 with a modern motherboard and 16gb of medium speed DDR4 RAM is basically a grand. Eventually I would like to get an all different and smaller case as my Antec 902 is beast along with an nvME SSD as a new boot drive in place of my aging Intel 320 series SSD I've been using for like 4+ years now? I currently have a 1050w Corsair PSU in my PC..yes...that is 1,050watts and I know that is still usable. But it too is 7 years old and not nearly as efficient as a newer 850w gold rated one would be these days. And if I were to basically build an all new PC, then my youngest can have this current one that would still be faster than his 2 year old gaming laptop he now uses. I know the newer AMD CPUs and chipsets seem to be wiping the floor with Intel these days, but I've never had very stable AMD setups in the past whereas all of my Intel based builds have been solid with this current one simply the best I've pieced together.
  13. This was mentioned by someone on the AtariAge FB group, but someone also tagged me to tell me about it as well. It has been a long time since I bought anything from a thrift store, but one of these from the local Salvation Army... Now resides here... ... at the Ivory Tower Collections game room.
  14. What does Wordpress use for the background imagery that changes on its own? They could be using action scripting in the background to do that? But it is interesting that with the Flash options totally blocked you get the flash updater windows. With it allowed but set to be blocked, it produces the Phishing Alert instead. No big deal and just a minor annoyance is all. Glad to see I'm not drinking my bath water again and the only one experiencing the fun!
  15. Okay I've got a partial answer on the Flash updater message. Turns out that Chrome's last update completely blocks all Flash content in the browser now. So if websites use any flash or are listed as needing flash, then due it being blocked, you get a flash updater message. Why I'm not getting that and only getting the phishing alert at work I can't explain but at least the Flash stuff is more or less explained. So does this site or the main site page use flash content that would trigger this then? Just confirmed this. The new 76 update launched at the end of last month blocks Flash by default. You have to go into Settings, Advanced, then Site Settings to find the Flash enable section. It will be set to be blocked. Enable it and it will now be set to ask first. After doing that and restarting my browser, I'm not getting the OpenDNS.org Phishing alerts when first opening the site as I do at work now.
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