Empty Shelves .. part 1

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Empty Shelves .. part 1

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Anna & Dave from the eBay shop Attic Bug popped by last night to help me empty the shelves of my Atari ST collection. They'll be selling the stuff on my behalf (but not under the Attic Bug eBay shop but another one they use).

So expect this lot to appear on eBay very soon :)
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I've still got all the boxes of budget titles as there wasn't time to put them in the van or the contents of the remaining couple of shelves. They'll be going in the next trip that Anna & Dave make.
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So is it "game over" for hands on retrogaming? I've been thinking doing the same for some time. All the stuff just takes up too much valuable room.
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alexh wrote:So is it "game over" for hands on retrogaming? I've been thinking doing the same for some time. All the stuff just takes up too much valuable room.
It is for keeping hold of 1300+ Atari ST originals but not for hands-on retrogaming. I'm off to the Retro Computer Museum open day today down in Leicester and one of the items I'll be coming back with is a DivIDE for my ZX Spectrums. Nice little Compact Flash add-on and it'll match the MMC Replay that I own for my C64.

I love messing about with the old machines but keeping hold of the original games went from being something to do for the preservation side of things through to taking over the flat with the storage space required.
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You have way to much stuff :)
http://bonus.home.xs4all.nl/
( I have just to much Atari stuff)
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Mug UK wrote: I'm off to the Retro Computer Museum open day today down in Leicester and one of the items I'll be coming back with is a DivIDE for my ZX Spectrums. Nice little Compact Flash add-on and it'll match the MMC Replay that I own for my C64.
I would like to buy a nice Commodore 64 and then add a flash interface to it, but the choice and scope of interfaces is overwhelming. If the MMC Replay is not available, what is the next best thing? Also which version of the C64 is best for authenticity; the old breadbin or the newer more flat one?

I wonder if it is technically possible to use the HxC Floppy Emulator interface with the C64? It would require a firmware update but what else? Different cables with adapters and a hardware floppy disk to mod?
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Didn't the C64 have that appalling slow serial hard disc thingy? I would prefer C128 so I could CPM again.

When you get that Spectrum unit will you do a post here and tell us how it goes? Now I have the modulator I am going to see if I can get the Spectrum down from the loft. I like the idea of the PS2 keyboard interface that he builds.
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I picked up the DivIDE (and my 1040STE now with working joystick ports) but the guy forgot the Compact Flash IDE add-on bit (he'd left it by his PC at home). So when that arrives I'll be able to set the old skool 48K inside a DKtronics keyboard and the 128K +2 with the device. Press the button, select the TAP or snapshot file and watch it load in instantly :)

I've had the MMC Replay for about 2 years now but hardly got any use out of it as kept losing space in the flat to more and more games. Now that the games are going, I'll be able to set it (and the Spectrums) up and finally get around to using them. There's also another one called the Ultimate 1541 for the C64 but I've not used one of those so couldn't tell you how good/bad it is.

There was also an Everdrive there (ordered by same bloke who brough the DivIDE) from someone in the Ukraine. Plays Megadrive, Master System and 32X ROMs from the flash card interface. Same guy in Ukraine is working on similar interfaces for other consoles too.
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Shredder11 wrote:
I would like to buy a nice Commodore 64
Well I picked up a C64 breadbin model for a mere £6 with PSU and tape deck, but sadly while I was trying out my new SCART cable for it, I left it unattended for a while and it died by overheating. So 2010 has so far been a year where I have killed two vintage computers; I wonder how many more I can murder! :cry: :x

I bought a few RGB to SCART cables for my machines the other day; today I tried out my Spectrum +3 128K and the cable produced a horrible dark output that was difficult to see anything. When I use a simple RF lead though I get a proper screen output, so I do not know why the SCART is so terrible. I got the same result when using a SCART on my Amstrad 6128, so maybe I need to ask the seller if there is something wrong with his cables.
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My retro lot seem to hide themselves well!

Always a worry with new old kit! the burnout factor! Never had any problems with the Atari's though! :D
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Well the room was at least 31°C at the time and the Commodore 64 had been on about a couple of hours maximum. Also I had it resting on a narrow box while I was testing the SCART cable and this blocked the vent slots underneath... The good news is that in theory I have not lost any money as I can always sell the PSU and tape deck if neccessary, although these always come in handy so I will probably keep them.
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