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RickR

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    RickR got a reaction from Sabertooth in Name That 1980's Arcade Game Via Screenshot - June 2021 Forum Thread Game   
    OMG.  This was a good one @Sabertooth.  I had forgotten about this one.  Turbo Sub. 

    Didn't they make a Lynx version too?  Is it any good?
     
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    RickR got a reaction from Sabertooth in Squad Challenge - 2021 Pole Position II Grand Prix (Atari 7800)   
    We're expecting a heat wave here this weekend, so I hope to give this game a try then.  
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    RickR reacted to Marco1019 in Squad Challenge - 2021 Pole Position II Grand Prix (Atari 7800)   
    I managed to clear two laps, albeit just barely.
     
    44100
     

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    RickR reacted to TrekMD in Squad Challenge - 2021 Pole Position II Grand Prix (Atari 7800)   
    OK, I played a quick game and here is my (pathetic) score...
     

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    RickR reacted to MaliciousCarp in Squad Challenge - 2021 Pole Position II Grand Prix (Atari 7800)   
    Day 1 (for me) Hi Score-
    40,260
     

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    RickR got a reaction from MaximumRD in Entertaining images / pictures   
    Spock gets Abbie Normal's brain. 

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    RickR reacted to TrekMD in Entertaining images / pictures   
    Check the article this one came from:  Photographer Spots Sneaky Whale Next to Unsuspecting Whale Watchers
     

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    RickR reacted to Marco1019 in An Interesting Article About the TI 99/4A   
    This looks like a good read. Thanks for sharing!
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    RickR got a reaction from Marco1019 in An Interesting Article About the TI 99/4A   
    It's a quick summary of the history of the 99/4A and it's impact on the marketplace.  The most fascinating part for me is the mention of another cause of the great video game crash of 83, one that rarely gets mentioned:

    "the Commodore/Atari/TI home computer price war destroyed the sub-$1,000 home computer market and tanked the video game industry with it,"
    https://www.howtogeek.com/731558/a-successful-failure-the-ti-994a-turns-40/
     
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    RickR reacted to Airshack in An Interesting Article About the TI 99/4A   
    A great article by an obvious fan whom understands the system well enough.
    Too many articles out there from people echoing other people's misconceptions. Great job Benj Edwards!
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    RickR reacted to MaximumRD in Entertaining images / pictures   
    🤔😎Nyah!

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    RickR reacted to Atari 5200 Guy in HELP! Any Windoze experts in the house?   
    I was under the impression that games "required" a certain amount of RAM on the system and video card itself.  I'm using a GTX 460 with only 768 MB of RAM.  I have not found a game yet it can not handle except a Car Mechanic 2021 demo I tried out.  I had to turn everything to the lowest settings possible just to get 20 FPS.  Then again it was a demo so maybe the full game will fix a lot of that.  Oh...and I use Steam and Epic Games for my PC games.  But all of my other games (PixARK, ATS, ETS 2, etc.) all run without any issues with med to high settings.  
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    RickR got a reaction from DegasElite in Name That 1980's Arcade Game Via Screenshot - June 2021 Forum Thread Game   
    Toobin' is correct!  Your turn.
     

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    RickR reacted to nosweargamer in The No Swear Gamer   
    In this video, I show off my new Discord server and announce my latest giveaway.
     
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    RickR reacted to Video 61 in CX-30 Evolved Paddle Controllers   
    hi everyone,
     
     i have a small supply of cx-30 evolved paddle controllers in stock now. its first come first served, they are $39.95  piece plus shipping, limit one. they have not been removed as back ordered off of www.atarisales.com because the supply is small and will run out fast.
    please e-mail me only at,
    video61@atarisales.com
    www.video61atarisales@gmail.com
    thanks,
    lance
    www.atarisales.com
     
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    RickR reacted to socrates63 in Squad Challenge - 2021 Pole Position II Grand Prix (Atari 7800)   
    "Most of you will not make it to the finish line. Many of you will not even qualify."
    😂🤣 this is so funny! Well, I may be crying real tears later, but still, I found it hilarious.
    🏁 best of luck, y'all 
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    RickR reacted to - Ω - in What are your favorite PC programs in support of the TI?   
    If you want my honest opinion, I believe << CLASSIC 99 >> is the BEST emulator for the PC.  It comes with everything, operates with nearly zero instruction time and can even be used to call the BBS'es.
     
    Example...
     
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    RickR got a reaction from - Ω - in What are your favorite PC programs in support of the TI?   
    I got nothing.  The only PC programs I've used for TI is emulators.  None of which was very satisfying.  I should probably try again, as it's been a while.
     
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    RickR got a reaction from - Ω - in HELP! Any Windoze experts in the house?   
    I remember this, and I still will not purchase anything from this manufacturer (no, I won't name them).  Remember when Keurig tried to do this same thing with their next-gen coffee maker/pods? 
     
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    RickR got a reaction from - Ω - in HELP! Any Windoze experts in the house?   
    That's probably something good to try.
    It may be that many others are having the same issue as you, and a future driver release will fix the issue.  But for now, it seems wise to try reverting back to old drivers to see if that helps.  At least then you'll know "it's the drivers". 
     
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    RickR got a reaction from MaximumRD in HELP! Any Windoze experts in the house?   
    That's probably something good to try.
    It may be that many others are having the same issue as you, and a future driver release will fix the issue.  But for now, it seems wise to try reverting back to old drivers to see if that helps.  At least then you'll know "it's the drivers". 
     
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    RickR reacted to CrossBow in HELP! Any Windoze experts in the house?   
    I've had to instances where updating firmware on my devices ended up bricking them. One was a router I'd had for just under a year. I updated the firmware on it, and.... it would never come back up after that. No power loss or anything during the process. In fact it seemed to be successful, but never recovered on the reboot it did at the end. That was a Linksys wrt54g version 2 I think it was?
    2nd time it happened, I've believe I mentioned it here before. It was the last TV I had in my game room. A Samsung 48" 1080P. Great picture. Found an updated firmware was available for it and updated it. Same thing, it updated and then turned off as normal to turn itself back on during a reboot and never turned back on. Still doesn't and I've got it stashed away in a spare room right now. So, there are some things I'm not quick to update the FW on. My TVs, Routers, and I'm leary of it on my computer motherboards as well. My last system was an Intel motherboard and it was awesome! I actually was able to run that i5 CPU at 4ghz for a few years. Then I updated the BIOS to support the next gen CPU as I was thinking of upgrading the CPU and that killed my overclock to 4ghz and why I then had to run it at 3.8ghz thereafter. Real stinker was that BIOS stated it somehow makes physical changes to the chip and you can NOT downgrade the FW once it was upgraded to that level or above. So...I was then stuck. I've never been too keen on updating FWs on my motherboards since.
     
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    RickR reacted to MaximumRD in HELP! Any Windoze experts in the house?   
    That is not a good policy, it might be good for an appliance, your washer or refrigerator and maybe even the plumbing in your house but for an operating system? Especially the Windows platform, this type of thinking leads to way more problems and issues than it avoids. Updates often provide bug fixes, compatibility fixes let alone fixing security leaks and patching flaws and holes. As for Graphics drivers, I am not saying there has never been an update that caused a problem but for the most part it's a good idea and feedback will let them know when there is a serious issue and they tend to be pretty quick to correct it so at the very least if you insist on mot being up to the latest and greatest driver you should at least be no more than one release behind. 
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    RickR reacted to - Ω - in HELP! Any Windoze experts in the house?   
    I've not had issues with my video locking up.  I'm running an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB onboard, and I've NEVER updated the software.  My motto is, "If it ain't broke, dont fix it.
    Now I do have an issue with communications locking up shortly after boot, sometimes for up to a full minute.  I believe it has something to do with NordVPN, but it's just a hunch.
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