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08-11-2018, 08:54   #7756
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Whenever I'm down in the dumps I get something new...
Which was taken literally by me yesterday, when I was disposing of a car battery in the local recycling centre.
I saw in the TV bin a big broadcast monitor, JVC with no RGB input. Also too heavy for me to lift out.
However, in a spectacular twist to the story, there was an Apple Mac in there too!
One of these

No keyboard, mouse or power supply though.
I've passed it to Kerbdog for his collection, it appeared dry and rattle free, but he's going to let it dry out before seeing if it will power on.
Wow!
I thought I did well finding a brand new X360 with controllers and 2 complete famiclones with several multigame carts at my dump!
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08-11-2018, 10:15   #7757
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Picked up the PSTV this morning for a mere €30 ...checked it there and its on 3.5x firmware
Wow - great price - where did you get it ?
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09-11-2018, 11:45   #7758
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Packages finally arrived from Japan. Unfortunately the modem box was a bit squashed and creased and two of the CD cases have small cracks in them. The keyboard has a bit of water damage that wasn't shown in the listing but is light enough that is only cosmetic.

Thought these were kinda quirky so wanted to pick them up














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09-11-2018, 20:34   #7759
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Couple of new NES games. Battleships alright, would rather just play the actual game with someone though. Havnt tried G&G yet but heard it's very difficult.




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12-11-2018, 08:59   #7760
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I am guilty of buying another repro... I'm sorry....

This time it's Metalstorm, an excellent title from Taito, on the Famicom.

It's like a combination of Cybernator/Assault Suits Valken and VVVVVV.

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12-11-2018, 09:13   #7761
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Metal Storm was by IREM I thought? It's a fantastic game. Have an original copy myself, famicom version isn't that expensive... or wasn't.

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Havnt tried G&G yet but heard it's very difficult.
It's also not very good. It's a crummy conversion by Micronics
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12-11-2018, 09:59   #7762
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Metal Storm was by IREM I thought? It's a fantastic game. Have an original copy myself, famicom version isn't that expensive... or wasn't.
You're dead right, IREM it is.

I'll probably pick up a proper copy along the way.

I also have one of these ordered.

Supposed to be very good indeed.
I'll have to get an adaptor so I can use it with the Famicom and Twin consoles though.

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12-11-2018, 16:29   #7763
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Here's the get I hinted at when I got my tape deck,
FM: Possible 2
- a Sega Mega Drive chiptune compilation on cassette featuring current chiptune artists who still create tracks in that format.

You can listen to or buy the compilation here:
http://lazerburnaudio.bandcamp.com/album/fm-possible-2




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Oooh nice! How does it sound in that new tape deck?
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Oooh nice! How does it sound in that new tape deck?
Having issues with the deck lately on certain tapes, where it's creasing the tape and the pitch goed wonky. Need to post a thread on tapeheads and try and fix the issue.

I'll probably just listen on my Panasonic Walkman but that's noisier.
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16-11-2018, 14:25   #7766
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My lovely Retro-bit Power Stick arrived this morning, for the NES.
Looks lovely, hopefully will work a treat.
Seems that an adapter to let me use it on the Famicom/Twin is hard to find.
If any enterprising regular fancies making me one I'd be happy to compensate them!



edit: Actually, it might be easier to just install a Famicom cable from an existing 3rd Party controller I have at home.
Must take it apart and take a look, so how easy/hard it might be.

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16-11-2018, 14:48   #7767
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On second thoughts, I'm liable to kill it... I'll wait and see
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Got one of those Saturn ODE (optical drive emulators) fitted and working

Think I signed up for it 3-4 months ago, pain-in-the-hole ordering system....
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21-11-2018, 21:53   #7769
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Got one of those Saturn ODE (optical drive emulators) fitted and working

Think I signed up for it 3-4 months ago, pain-in-the-hole ordering system....
Dare I ask how much that set you back?
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21-11-2018, 22:16   #7770
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Dare I ask how much that set you back?
€130, judging by the BOM his making a decent profit on them..
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