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  1. Indeed, I had a little black box with composite cable in and out, in from playback VCR and out to recording VCR (audio cable passed directly between machines) known as a Macro-eliminator it was pretty much plug and play and did exactly as described. i would rent all the latest hit movies and copy away. 😎Good times. It was just like the one pictured below.



  2. Currently  am using a Geforce 1060 6 gb, no complaints here. Honestly I am an Nvidia guy so cannot say much about ATI. Either way if you go Nvidia you should get a 1050ti minimum, keep in mind whenever a game lists minimum specs that means it will load and run but wont necessarily be that enjoyable / playable so always go above to give yourself a little more headroom, that will save you much frustration. Personally I tend to just go by recommended specs as the "minimum". 

  3. We watched and absolutely love the series, it just got better every episode and Jon Favreau has already announced season 2 for fall 2020 woo hoo! Sure there's a lot of fan service and I certainly don't mind that but so many call backs to series characters, honestly this is the most Star Wars feeling thing Disney has put out.


     😮😎Recently I had the luck of winning a very special prize from YouTuber Blaine Locklair ! 
    Check out Blaine's Channel for the best in Restoration, Repairs and Mods HERE:

    !!!! WARNING !!!! Expect my usual babbling and going off in tangents during my video, 
    I do eventually get around to the "unveiling" but if you want to get right to that skip to around
    the 6 min  40 sec mark. I was so excited, happy and grateful when Blaine messaged to inform
    me of winning this prize which is not only an amazing addition to my gaming collection but 
    actually something that I have never played let alone owned.


  5. Jabbering on about first snowfall, decorations, secure PC disposal.

    Just off the top of my head, unplanned, decided to take video while I do my rounds out in the first real snowfall here this winter. Somehow I get onto the topic of PC security and secure disposal of computers. NOTE: a resident approaches near the end hence my change in attitude. 



  6. NOT MINE ! I thought those here who do not visit Atariage may not be aware of this release. I think this game looks and form the description SOUNDS pretty damn good so if you are interested in getting your hands on the ROM to check it out yourself here is a link to the source thread over on AA. 


    Below I have pasted the screen shot as well as the description from the creators post HOWEVER I have not linked the roms, I think it only fair if you 

    want to get those at the very least you can go to the original thread to obtain the roms and give a LIKE or comment some appreciation. 😉😎

    as such things should be encouraged. 




    Hello all !

    Here is a new homebrew game I made for the Atari 2600 that I named THE END 2600.
    It is based on the 1980 Konami version of the arcade game THE END.


    Attached you will find the release candidate #1 of this game in NTSC and PAL60 versions.


    To destroy aliens attempting to steal bricks from your defense bases.
    The aliens will arrange stolen bricks to spell out  "END" at the top of the screen.
    You start the game with 3 spaceships.
    An extra ship will be awarded when you reach 5,000 points.
    Use your joystick to move your spaceship left of right and press the button to fire to the aliens.
    Game is over when all your spaceships are destroyed or "END" is spelled out by the aliens.


    Each alien destroyed scores 40, 60 or 100 points.
    Destroying aliens carrying a stolen brick scores double.
    Destroying MotherShip scores 10 to 100 points plus the same amount awarded for each brick needed to spell out "END"


    Each level is represented by a "wave".
    Every 5 "waves", the MotherShip will come down to attack your spaceship. If you destroy it, a "round" of 5 "waves" will be completed.
    When a new "round" begins, the aliens with have to start spelling "END" all over again.


    The game is complete and fully playable.
    It has 40 levels and is fast and very challenging.

    The game is not exactly in graphics as the arcade version but the gameplay is. Also I have added some animations that are not in the arcade.


    I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it !
    Please tell me your feedback about the game and let me know if the game is too easy or too hard or if you find any bugs in the game.


    Let's see those high scores !!



  7. 1 hour ago, LeeJ07 said:

    This arrived in the mail today. I look forward to exploring the more unusual side of Nintendo once everything gets settled again. 

    A question: Is American voltage too high for the Famicom? Will I burn it out if I plug it into any outlet?


    First congrats Lee, Famicom is a beauty, one console I have never had the pleasure of owning. 

    As for you question, you are good to go bud, as with all Japanese consoles the current is close enough in that any differences would be so minor they can handle the tolerance. It is only UK / Euro / PAL  electronics you need worry of as they are on an entirely different voltage that would require converting etc, honestly why I never bothered with them.  

  8. Just seen this over on AA 🙄sadly my initial post suggested using the ROM in emulation OR Flash / Harmony cart but apparently it is NOT compatible with the HARMONY. 

    To remedy this user Batari has provided a Harmony only version with custom back switched code added to the rom itself ( his words, I don't know what any of it means 😛 )

    I have not seen anyone respond or confirm YET so take it as you will, I will give it a go when I have the time, likely not anytime soon but if you have a Harmony Cart and are

    curious to try yourself the rom is attached OR see the link below for original thread should you wish to go thank batari yourself (or update if it works or not etc) 😎👍🍻



  9. 5 hours ago, Justin said:

    :mac_pirate: Admin Note: Merged two identical threads into one

    Ah thanks Justin, sorry I honestly did not see Arenafoot's posting. DOH! Well, just shows we all want to make sure everyone is informed and aware! 

    My understanding though just to update is it is NOT playable on a Harmony Cart? At least a couple people over on AA said it is a no go. Still, emulation 

    is fine and cool to finally be able to experience a game most of us never would have otherwise. 🍻


  10. First and foremost I have NOTHING to do with this but just noticed this over on AtariAge. I know some here are members there and some not so I wanted to be sure the news reached all of those who would appreciate the ROM to use in emulation or Harmony / Flashcart. 

    PLEASE if you ARE a member over on AA be sure to stop by and give thanks to user Dutchman2000 😎🍻I am sure he will appreciate it,



    Rom attached below or of course in the link to the original thread above, your choice to make it easy! 😜

    Pursuit of the Pink Panther.bin

  11. I will try to keep it short, first I agree 100% , I been against the loss of physical media from the start and I suspected where it would lead. From online activation to requiring servers to "authentic" a game purchase I seen red flags. I bought it, I know I own it so WTF do I need some server to verify that? That would even be acceptable IF they had put in place a simple means to basically allow one to keep playing even if servers go down, I trust MY hard drives or MY media, I NEVER have trusted a big corporation to decide if I can play a game I own or not and that is really what it boils down to. 

  12. Nothing changed hardware or spec wise, I like running the test since this is the best main desktop I have ever had or am likely to ever again, I also like 

    to just make sure I am maintaining it and running well. 🍻 I cannot really cannot account for the slight dip in numbers? Might be interesting to try every so often and see

    how results vary even with little or no change in specs. 


    Previous test back in February:

    UserBenchmarks: Game 70%, Desk 74%, Work 57%
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X - 75.9%
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB - 72.4%
    SSD: Adata XPG SX900 128GB - 77.1%
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) - 112.6%
    HDD: Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB - 89.2%
    RAM: Unknown V02D4LF8GB5285282400 2x8GB - 86.6%
    MBD: Asus PRIME B350M-A

    Current results as of a few minutes ago:

    UserBenchmarks: Game 68%, Desk 67%, Work 46%
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X - 68%
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB - 72.6%
    SSD: Adata XPG SX900 128GB - 74.6%
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) - 111.4%
    HDD: Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB - 93.3%
    RAM: Unknown V02D4LF8GB5285282400 2x8GB - 84.7%
    MBD: Asus PRIME B350M-A



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