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RickR

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About RickR

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    The Don
  • Birthday November 8

What's Up?

  • Gender
    Male
  • Current City
    Oregon
  • Interests
    I'll collect almost anything old, video game related, or electronic.

    Favorite systems: Atari 8-bit computers, Atari 2600, Intellivision, Colecovision, Nintendo Virtual Boy, Nintendo NES, Vectrex, GBA, Commodore (anything Commodore but especially VIC-20), TI 99/4A, Atari 7800, Atari Lynx, Sega GameGear.

    I also LOVE old handheld games. Mattel Football, Basketball, etc.
  • First Console
    Atari 2600
  • Favorite Arcade Game
    Tron
  • Favorite TV Show
    Star Trek
  • What I got at Toys R Us
    2600 games!

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  1. We finished it last night and loved it. I think it's great that each chapter is only 30 minutes. The stories are kept simple with minimal dialogue. Perfect! It's being described as a space western, and even compared to the old spaghetti westerns, and I think that's perfectly appropriate. Smart, fun, and not time consuming is a winning combo. And oh yeah...BABY YODA!
  2. My wife and I started watching last night, getting through 2 episodes. It's awesome so far.
  3. I'm thinking about selling mine. But the shipping would be really high since the 5200 is so dang big. Is your old one gone for good? Because I also have an extra one that has a bad power switch. I can't quite figure out how that power switch worked, so if your old board is still there, maybe I could steal the power switch from it.
  4. Same file. So either way is good.
  5. I've downloaded it! Let me know how we can play together. One note to add to your instructions....the free version is listed as "TrackMania 1 Demo".
  6. Ceds were the discs that had grooves, right? Like records, but for movies? Those would be cool to see! Post a picture when you have time please.
  7. I did keep one file cabinet drawer full of vhs, and we do have 2 or 3 working vcrs. But this is probably 10% of what I had before.
  8. One other bad aspect of VHS IMO is the tiny space on the box for artwork. Booklets are rarely included. DVDs are a little better in this regard. But Laserdisc blew them both away. Big beautiful covers that really let you SEE the great artwork for each movie. That's why I keep the 3 or so Laserdiscs I have...the great artwork for my favorite movies.
  9. I think this is a case where new technology is a giant step forward. In my experience, I realized how much space VHS tapes take up after donating most of my collection to charity. They take up a lot of space and are really heavy cumulatively. DVD/Bluray are way better quality, lighter, smaller, and cheaper to boot. And players...you can buy a brand new DVD player for $20. True, it doesn't record. But good luck hooking up a VCR to anything but over-the-air to record anyways. My local library has a for sale section. VHS taps are 25 cents. DVD's are 50 cents. The VHS just sit there forever. I know folks still collect VHS, and I don't mean to disparage anyone. If it brings you joy, carry on. Laserdisc is another one I won't touch anymore. I have a few I keep. But they are so heavy and fragile....nope, nope, nope. I gave most of what I have away a long time ago. No regrets. I'm turning minimalist for some things in my old age
  10. I haven't been to Goodwill since 2019! I found some pretty good junk today. The Enterprise-D toy is missing the nacelles, but I thought it was so cool, I went ahead and bought it anyway. Maybe I can find someone to 3d-print a set.
  11. I remember one of the secrets of the old internet was a DVD player that could be hacked (via a secret menu) to remove the copy protection so you could do this very thing...record a DVD on a VCR for a near-perfect copy. Apex was the brand (a Chinese company), and I think the model was 2500a or something I had one. It didn't last long (cheap design that overheated). Those were the days.
  12. I think you'd be pleased with this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-AMD-Radeon-R5-340-2GB-GDDR5-DisplayPort-DVI-PCIe-x-Video-Card-X0CVJ-Grade-A/274154687277?hash=item3fd4e48b2d:g:SU4AAOSwhQpdlP~u:sc:USPSFirstClass!97086!US!-1
  13. I'd stay away. The 610 still won't use the latest drivers. It's about twice the speed of a 210, but I think you should aim higher.
  14. MSI Afterburner is another overclock utility to try.
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