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Which venue would you be willing to travel to?

York
12
63%
Gloucester
3
16%
Portsmouth
4
21%
 
Total votes: 19

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APP - Atari Preservation Party - Would you want to come?

Postby rich » Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:39 am

Hi all,

This poll is specifically to try and get a sense of numbers / scale for the Atari meet we've been talking about here:

http://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?t=10309

So for now let's just gauge an idea of who would be interested in coming, and if there are any limits on what would make you attend or not (i.e. distance, price, time of the year, etc) then please post about them.

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Postby Mug UK » Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:27 am

York for me purely because it's a) close and b) can get a lift with stuff off Retrogamer
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Postby Avanze » Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:09 am

Wow, York is very close to where I live. The travel time is within an hour.

What goes on at these meetings? I have never been to any before.

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Postby Grunaki » Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:32 am

York for myself as I lived there for 6 months and it's the closest to Preston, where I'd be based in the UK as it's where my folks live...

Probably won't be able to make it anyway due to being part of a family here now and can't take the time off work, but yeah, York'd be my choice..
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Postby CiH » Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:57 am

I'd fancy York myself, pretty easy to get to by motorway, know the way there :-)
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Postby RetroGamerUK » Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:29 am

I have voted for York <surprise>
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Postby alexh » Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:23 pm

Grunaki wrote:Preston, where I'd be based in the UK as it's where my folks live...

I was originally from there. (Well south ribble) Back in the Atari days there was quite a scene in Preston and the surrounding Blackpool and St.Annes

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Postby daeghnao » Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:03 pm

Avanze wrote:Wow, York is very close to where I live. The travel time is within an hour.

What goes on at these meetings? I have never been to any before.


I don't think there's been one before :)

Plan is to get a room somewhere, set up loads of computers, image loads of disks. Might do some other cool stuff, but that's the gist. I'm looking to see about the best way of getting a deal for a room at the University, need to talk to people who know people...

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Postby Grunaki » Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:08 pm

alexh wrote:
Grunaki wrote:Preston, where I'd be based in the UK as it's where my folks live...

I was originally from there. (Well south ribble) Back in the Atari days there was quite a scene in Preston and the surrounding Blackpool and St.Annes


Yeah there was, I had tons of menu disks back in the day - in the end they probably outnumbered my originals.

(I took them to the dump a couple of years back - before I found this place - with the carcass of my ST that had been repaired and re-repaired so much that the case wouldn't screw together any more. :( )

Back at school I knew at least 10 people with STs and we used to swap and copy everything to each other. We had copy programs like ProCopy, Acopy and FcopyIII that would get through the protection on about 30% of original games, so those got spread like wildfire.
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Postby daeghnao » Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:03 pm

OK, had a chat with the computer recycling guys here in York, they have no objection to us joining forces to make this work. We get the use of oodles of PC kit to interface things to, use as servers, whatever, and we get the use of campus facilities. I just need to have a chat with the relevant people at the students' union, other than that I think we're onto something with having one of these in York towards the end of March. Will keep people up to date with development and start a new thread when it's all official to work out more of the logistics.

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Postby Mug UK » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:05 pm

Nice work so far .. roll on the end of March :)
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Postby felicemaggie » Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:17 pm

This is sounding really interesting - count me in (and CiH as well) :)

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Postby CiH » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:31 am

Yep, subject to being able to book the time off, March is pretty clear at the moment, but we're getting near to the end of our holiday year, and people have to get their remaining time off booked up or lose it :(
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Postby Mug UK » Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:25 pm

The dates side of things all depends on Daeghnao (for the York event) .. once she's confirmed the dates, then we can all go cap in hand to our bosses and book some time off etc.
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Postby unseenmenace » Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:41 pm

Maybe I'll see if I can make it to this as it would be a good opportunity to catch up with Daegnao and to finally get that TT from Felice :roll:
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Postby Mug UK » Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:52 pm

unseenmenace wrote:Maybe I'll see if I can make it to this as it would be a good opportunity to catch up with Daegnao and to finally get that TT from Felice :roll:


Take your car to the garage the week before .. just to be on the safe side :)
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Postby unseenmenace » Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:06 pm

muguk wrote:Take your car to the garage the week before .. just to be on the safe side :)

Don't even go there. The car is presently out of action after snapping a wishbone on Saturday whilst parking to go to work. It must have got weakened a few months back when I hit a pothole and blew a tyre and it gave out as I mounted the kerb to park the car at about 1 MPH. I don't have much luck with cars me :(
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Postby Mug UK » Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:09 pm

Ouch!
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Postby unseenmenace » Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:25 pm

The annoying part was that with the wishbone broken where it was the wheel shifted and mangled part of the front left wing and the left hand drive shaft popped out of the gearbox so I had no drive. The arse end of the car was left sticking out into the road so I had to jack the car up near the rear left wheel and lift the rear right wheel off the ground by hand to roll the car in to the kerb on the trolley jack. Funnily enough I'd put the trolley jack and my toolbox in the car the day before so I must be psychic :lol:
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Postby RetroGamerUK » Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:29 pm

I would suggest that if there are a few of you from the general vicinity of the big smoke who are up for the York meet, or even some who live near the M1 en-route, you could share a car and split the costs...
Just a suggestion.

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Postby unseenmenace » Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:43 pm

Good idea, and maybe even get a hire car :wink:
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Postby RetroGamerUK » Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:51 pm

Or a hire-humvee (with competent driver :P ) to traverse the cobbles once you pass the Watford Gap ;)

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Postby Mug UK » Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:22 pm

Don't forget his flat cap and his whippet so he can blend in with t'yokels :)
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Postby daeghnao » Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:23 pm

OK, this is confirmed as 17th and 18th of March. Because of our building opening times, I had to limit the hours, otherwise we'd have to pay extra, so we're doing 10:00-18:00 both days. What I need to know now:

- Who's coming?
- What are you bringing? Disks? Atari equipment? We'll keep things on a local fileserver, how will you get images onto it?
- How many disks do we have to image, roughly? Hundreds? Thousands?

I'll put up a page with details, directions etc. as soon as I've tracked down the students and got more info about charity things.


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