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Old 07 May 2018, 16:04   #5641
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Got this bad boy today:



Installing homebrew capabilities isn't as easy as for the Wii or other systems, but it's done now and working fine.
Now I need to try figure Retroarch out. There is a P-UAE core in it that I want to try but I cannot even get it to start (stuck in a config window!).

Everything else seems to be working great, but I'm a bit underwhelmed by the homebrew selection. Seems like the classic Wii scene was a lot more active
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Old 07 May 2018, 19:52   #5642
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I've received "Rescuing Orc", boxed cartridge edition



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Old 10 May 2018, 04:40   #5643
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Well, you know that nowadays the words/terms are changing. For example you were using a computer and now you can be using the cloud while you are in your mobile instead...

About buying something, terms can also mean different things nowadays.

So this is just to tell that for the very first time I've become a "Patreon" (a new term). That means that I'm supporting "something", not exactly "buying" something (of course).

So, in this case, I've become a patreon of this Youtube channel, this guy:

http://youtube.com/perifractic

You can also be a new suscriber (that helps) till you decide to become a patreon like me.

Just clicking here and selecting how do you want to support his work:
https://www.patreon.com/perifractic/posts

To me, his videos are fresh blood for our loved C= retro community

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Old 10 May 2018, 10:14   #5644
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Got this bad boy today:

Everything else seems to be working great, but I'm a bit underwhelmed by the homebrew selection. Seems like the classic Wii scene was a lot more active
Aww, a much underappreciated machine IMHO, I still love my Wii U! But, at least around here, poor marketing made a lot of people think it was simply an add-on for the Wii, and it never really gained a large userbase. That probably explains the much smaller homebrew scene than the Wii - an order of magnitude more sales of the former system.
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Old 10 May 2018, 15:54   #5645
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Aww, a much underappreciated machine IMHO, I still love my Wii U! But, at least around here, poor marketing made a lot of people think it was simply an add-on for the Wii, and it never really gained a large userbase. That probably explains the much smaller homebrew scene than the Wii - an order of magnitude more sales of the former system.
To be honest is Nintendo itself who dropped the ball with the Wii U, was quite the failure world wide and it was killed very early.
The commercial titles selection leaves a lot to be desired. Yes, as usual, the Nintendo-made games are amazing and probably worth having the console alone for them, but come on, they said they wouldn't kill it when Switch comes out, and the whole Miiverse platform, which is crucial in many games already has been killed last year. Makes the machine a bit useless/less fun. In comparison, the Wii online services lived on for at least 5 years past its "death"!

In all the homebrew scene probably just moved on to more interesting scenes, why develop for a dead console with a small userbase? I'm still glad I got it because gems like Mario Kart 8 are not to be missed.
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Old 12 May 2018, 05:21   #5646
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An EasyFlash 3 from Retro Innovations. I want to try it.

http://store.go4retro.com/easyflash-3/

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In late 2010, a group of folks suggested the need for a KERNAL replacement cartridge. This cartridge would allow those with socketed KERNAL ROMs to enjoy KERNAL upgrades like JiffyDOS and would also help KERNAL developers try out new ideas before committing them to EPROM. Due to the complexity of “replacing” a ROM inside a machine without physically removing it, a Commodore Bounty was created to encourage someone to develop the solution. Thomas Giesel took up the challenge, finding a novel solution to the complexity, and developing an economically viable solution. Along the way, Thomas merged in some additional features, and the result is EasyFlash 3.
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Old 12 May 2018, 08:20   #5647
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I guess my C128 is still not supported by the Easyflash 3.

I could buy it for my C64C but I don't like the 8580 as much as the 6581.
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I guess my C128 is still not supported by the Easyflash 3.

I could buy it for my C64C but I don't like the 8580 as much as the 6581.
C64C is just a case style... Many C64C machines were actually shipped with the long board featuring the 6581 SID.
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Old 12 May 2018, 16:54   #5649
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A Deneb for either my A4000T or A4000D.

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Old 12 May 2018, 17:05   #5650
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Yes! Good man One of the truly great upgrades.

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Old 12 May 2018, 17:10   #5651
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Not quite today, but here's a list of stuff i've bought over the last few weeks:

Ati Mach64 2mb for the GoldenGate 486SLC

Arm3 processor for my Acorn A3000

An Acorn Atom with colour board, ram/rom 32k upgrade, MMC, tube interface

A 'Rapture' setup for the A4000

A 50/60hz modded Sega Megadrive

A BeebSID board for the BBC Micro

One of Hese's lovely A4000+ "Alice" motherboard PCBs

A bunch of old Warhammer FB / 40K / FRP books I used to have as a kid
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Someone win a lottery or something recently? Nice purchases.

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Not quite today, but here's a list of stuff i've bought over the last few weeks:

Ati Mach64 2mb for the GoldenGate 486SLC

Arm3 processor for my Acorn A3000

An Acorn Atom with colour board, ram/rom 32k upgrade, MMC, tube interface

A 'Rapture' setup for the A4000

A 50/60hz modded Sega Megadrive

A BeebSID board for the BBC Micro

One of Hese's lovely A4000+ "Alice" motherboard PCBs

A bunch of old Warhammer FB / 40K / FRP books I used to have as a kid
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I am away with work for a number of months, so I've got little to spend my cash on (except the mortgage and the bills) other than highly important retro-computing bits and bobs!
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I guess my C128 is still not supported by the Easyflash 3.

I could buy it for my C64C but I don't like the 8580 as much as the 6581.
Why don't you install a dual sid board in it?. That's what I like.

BTW I had the wrong idea that the 128 had the 8580. I still have to open the parcel where I've got my C128.

In any case, this is a nice review of the Easyflash cartridge:

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Bought a couple of weeks ago.. fricken' laser beams are the best, spin those discs.
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Old 13 May 2018, 21:21   #5656
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I've bought a Quickshot Maverick 1, NOS for 16€.

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I've bought a Quickshot Maverick 1, NOS for 16€.

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LOL,

I used to own it in Germany, back mid 90's.

Some good memories back then...
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I own some of the "best" recomended joystics.

I know that the Quickshot Maverick 1 has/adds a nice feature so you can use one joystick for example with your C64 and connect it to both joysticks ports and then you can select which one you want to use. It also looks to me like it's the largest joystick I've had and it could feel just like if you were playing in a vintage arcade machine.

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It adds some features never seen, like the chance to change among different systems:
A) ATARI / COMMODORE
B) MSX
C) AMSTRAD
D) SEGA

I would like to know how good this joystick is compared to a TAC-2 or other nice joysticks out there. I would also like to know if any modification is recomended as I've seen some posts about using micro switches in some known good joysticks.

Please remember that I've just bought it, I don't have it yet. I just saw it, NOS (box not so new) and the price was cheap (16€). I had seen it in the past and I liked it (I'm almost sure it was our friend fitzsteve using it years ago). I wonder now for example how it compares to the Arcade Evolution Amiga Joystick by Amigakit.

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I spotted a crippled A600 case in the first seconds and stopped watching
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I own some of the "best" recomended joystics.

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Posted your video in many of the Facebook groups I'm in, one of them being Commodore Amiga
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