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CrossBow last won the day on October 31 2019

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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.
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    Atari 2600
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    Funspot
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    Sunset Riders / Virtua Racing / Golden Axe: Death Adder's Revenge
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    Firefly

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  1. I published ITC#67 this morning and this video goes into detail the process to install what I would consider an essential upgrade/modification to the 4-port 5200 system, the RF power bypass kit from console5. As I'm sure most of you are aware, the earlier 4-port units used a unique for the time automatic RF switch box that also doubled as the power input source for the console. At the time this all-in-one cable solution Atari came up with for power and video was pretty cool! But..over the years, this is more of a hindrance since the switch box is unique to the 4-port units and they go back and become hard to find like anything else. This modification is relatively easy to do but some confusion can be had on where what components go where. Hopefully this video is helpful for those looking to do this mod themselves and make it all clear. Thank you for your time in watching!
  2. Probably another well known movie that she was in was Dark City. She has quite the filmography. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000124/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0#actress I believe she is Maverick's new love interest in the upcoming new Tom Gun sequel as well.
  3. In ITC#66 I go through the process of installing a UAV (Ultimate Atari Video) upgrade board into an Atari 5200. Yes, this was discussed and a video also made of this exact topic 33 videos ago. But I was never quite happy with the final results of that video and the fact that there seem to still be some confusion regarding the overall process of what is or isn't required to do this. So I took the opportunity to redo this with in a more detailed and hopefully more logical manner this time around.
  4. Well, I was never really content with this old video and had seen questions regarding what is or isn't required in the UAV installation process for the 5200s in other groups I visit. So..with that... I recently installed a UAV into a 2-port unit and made a newer and I think a better detailed video about how to install the UAV into 5200 systems. I also wrote up a new installation guide that follows the same format as my 7800 guide I wrote about 3 years ago. Hopefully now and in the future, these are useful resources to others... 5200 UAV Installation Guide: https://tinyurl.com/vy6ldg6 5200 UAV Installation Video 2020:
  5. You aren't the only one... I still try and watch everything she is in! As for icon 80s movies...look to my avatar as my #1 pick!
  6. I do things a bit different and more technical in ITC#65, out first video for the new year. In this one, instead of detailing the DIY steps for a particular mod or upgrade, I instead go through the steps used in fixing a damaged audio circuit on an Atari 5200 using the board layout diagram to identify where components are located in addition to the schematic of the audio section to help isolate broken traces that need repaired. The repair itself didn't require too much but I thought I would detail the process for others to see some of what is required in troubleshooting and repairing classic consoles like these. You also get a look at my entire work space which, until now has never been shown due to how messy it usually is! LOL! As always, thank you for watching!
  7. BTW as we were talking about this before. BennVenn has his Jpn assembled LCD kits in stock for the LynxII again. The price went up but that is because the kits include the 3D printed bracket now instead of that being a separate purchase. Looks like Benn took my advise on that since I really think the bracket should have been included to begin with. Anyway, I've installed a few of the BennVenn kits now and they really are comparable to the McWill with really the only feature missing being that the BV kit isn't able to do VGA out. Anyway, I've got two on order and wanted to pass along the info in case anyone else was looking to get one for their Lynx II systems.
  8. What part of No longer with us do you mean exactly? I have both a 2 port that worked when I last checked it but the case is in base shape overall and a 4 port unit that is just the mainboard only but works 100%.
  9. Well..no go on the old video card my co-worker was using. He ended up putting it into his media server in his living room. Too bad and overkill because that card is a GTX970 and it would have been quite a boost for you. Sorry if it might have gotten your hopes up.
  10. I still only get the warning when I access the forums the first time. Once I click to go for it without a condom, it is fine from there on including this thread. I haven't tried to access the main site in sometime so maybe I should give that a try and see if anything is different on my end?
  11. Buddy of mine at work just upgraded to a whole new PC setup for his Xmas present beginning of this month. Part of that was getting himself a new RTX2080 Super. The card he had before was a GTX900 series card that would have been a bottle neck for the his new system. I wonder what he did with that old card? It actually used to be my old video card and I sold it to him for cheap about 2 years ago when I got my GTX1070. Point being that old 900 series card should be able to handle the games you want to play at medium to high setting at 1080p in many cases. Let me see what he did with it and how much to get it off his hands...
  12. I still only get the Chrome warning when I first type in Forums.atari.io and browse. Once in, it doesn't come back up so that at least has cleared up because just trying to access this thread was triggering it for a while.
  13. Pretty sure this is the case. I rebuild and added the missing components I took from my old PC to offload it to a new home and ran the benchmark again after a clean OS load and only the minimal drivers needed. It scored lower than it did in my first post with scores and yet, I actually have faster all SSDs in that build now and was able to get the aging i5 up to an always constant 3.8-3.9ghz clock speed shutting off the C states on the CPU. Point being is that it should have scored the same if not higher than it did in my first scores results post but yet had dropped. Additionally my new build I posted the scores for has also dropped. So yes, I would say they scale this thing as more and more higher end systems get tested and added to the DB for comparisons. Basically over the past year, more and more people are building up PCs like I did and similar or better and that causes the rest of the scores to scale down accordingly.
  14. I've beaten a few games this year...here is what I can remember right off the top of my head: - ION Fury This past weekend - The Outer Worlds (PS4) this past weekend - Odin Sphere (PS4) - Borderlands 1 & 2 GOTY (PC) for the 2nd time now - Song of the Deep (PS4) - Grim Fandango (PS4) - ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove (PS4) - Uncharted 4 (PS4) - Doom 2016 (PS4) - Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4) That is all I can recall off the top of my head for this year. While it does appear that the PS4 gets all the attention based on this list, it still doesn't get played as much as my Genesis and Atari systems do. But most of those games do not have actual endings...LOL.
  15. In ITC#64 I talk about a common issue that plagues many Sega Saturn gamers today. That issue is none other than the gave save juggling required between external game save carts and the Saturn when the internal coin cell battery goes dead. Sure you can change the battery, but aside from Dreamcast VMUs, the Saturn has to be one of the most hungry 2032 battery eaters that exists. In this video I show you that this can be remedied by removing the old battery backed sram memory chip that the games save are stored onto, with the use of a non-volatile ferroelectric or FRAM memory chip instead. This mod doesn't take long to do, but as the chip is semi small and an SMD device, this isn't something I'd advise for beginners. Still an inexpensive and very worthy/needed upgrade to the Sega Saturn. Enjoy and thank you in advance for watching!
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