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by scotland
July 8th, 2018, 10:05 am
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: is the raspberry pi console or pc good for retro games ?
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Re: is the raspberry pi console or pc good for retro games ?

In years past, the topic of emulation could spark some bad feeling about piracy, but I think its a fair question. Just the other day, a RetroPie article was posted on Ars Technica https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/06/one-upping-the-nes-classic-edition-with-the-raspberry-pi-3-and-retropie/ Emulatio...
by scotland
July 8th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Thai Soccer Team
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Thai Soccer Team

New is some have now been extracted. Portions of the passage are walkable, so they gives them an exit strategy in stages.

Its an amazing story in heroism from everyone involved.
by scotland
July 2nd, 2018, 8:27 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: AVGN: Ready 4 Revenge (Blu Ray)
Replies: 12
Views: 870

Re: AVGN: Ready 4 Revenge (Blu Ray)

There were VHS tapes I had as a child filled with holiday specials that I watched a million times and would love to have for emotional reasons. Speaking from personal experience, get those irreplaceable homemade tapes converted into a digital format as soon as you can - you never know when you'll l...
by scotland
June 29th, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Why ARM architecture for the Nintendo Switch is better then X86 from PS4/Xbox One!
Replies: 33
Views: 2141

Re: Why ARM architecture for the Nintendo Switch is better then X86 from PS4/Xbox One!

I think you should explore your opinions and your questions, not other peoples. You could say 'I heard this idea that...' and just enjoy the exploration of the argument's strengths and weaknesses. You don't need to take a stance if its not even your own opinion. I like Velcrozombie reminding us that...
by scotland
June 28th, 2018, 11:28 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: The 8-bit Home Computer Users Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 15608

Re: The 8-bit Home Computer Users Thread

Here's an interesting snippet from a video game manual about finding a bug

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(Now keep in mind programs were still only a few kilobytes in size)

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I like that you can ask for an extra feature, at the cost of $25 an hour.
by scotland
June 26th, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Early Piracy Theory - Okay to Copy but not Disseminate
Replies: 10
Views: 2023

Re: Early Piracy Theory - Okay to Copy but not Disseminate

Came across this snippet in a manual for a game - look at the list of what they say you should and should not do dontbeapirate.JPG Its the intersection of the normal legally constrained currency based economy meeting the informal barter based social economies. dontbeapirate2.JPG What's kinda funny i...
by scotland
June 26th, 2018, 7:50 am
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Why ARM architecture for the Nintendo Switch is better then X86 from PS4/Xbox One!
Replies: 33
Views: 2141

Re: Why ARM architecture for the Nintendo Switch is better then X86 from PS4/Xbox One!

Wait so your saying something that is more difficult to program for, is less powerful and harder to port code than its competitors is a good thing ? That is over zealous fanboyism at best, you must have loved the Saturn and Jaguar as they were super different and difficult to code for. I agree with...
by scotland
June 24th, 2018, 8:01 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Cloud Gaming will replace consoles?
Replies: 7
Views: 1206

Re: Cloud Gaming will replace consoles?

One term being used is 'hardware agnostic', which makes sense. It does but this has been tried before with the MSX and 3DO. It does make sense but there is an almost sports team like tribalism side to gamers that an agnostic system wouldn’t capture. Haven't we already seen a lack of distinction wit...
by scotland
June 24th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Reader Reviews
Topic: Scarfman (TRS 80 Model 1)
Replies: 0
Views: 557

Scarfman (TRS 80 Model 1)

Scarfman for the TRS 80 Model 1 Programmer: Philip Oliver of Cornsoft Release Year: 1981 Size: 3k scarfman05.JPG The TRS 80 is one of the three 1977 'Trinity' of computers along with the Commodore PET and the Apple II. Unlike those, the TRS-80 is based on the Z-80, the same chip as in the Sega Mast...
by scotland
June 24th, 2018, 10:36 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: The 8-bit Home Computer Users Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 15608

Re: The 8-bit Home Computer Users Thread

Having fun with a TRS-80 model 1 emulator. Computers like the VIC-20 rapidly became games machines, but other computers, like the Apple II had serious business uses. You'll often find VisiCalc and other business applications,here are some odd programs from those early days trs8001.JPG (an example of...

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