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So In reality I havent had a PC in years. I use my smart phone for just about anything.

What I have been into for getting into almost a year is Vintage Gaming. I want to start this Club to share, and compair collections.

I have a small but good collection so far. In NES, SNES, and Genesis. Would love to get into Neo Geo at some point.

I have the original SNES modded to play Super Famicom. Also have an original NES. I use both of these with the old RF cable screw into the TV. Seems to work better on my Hd TVs.

I also have a Retron 5 which I have came to really enjoy. I love how it can kick everything into HD, but also goves me save points to all my games.
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So In reality I havent had a PC in years. I use my smart phone for just about anything.

What I have been into for getting into almost a year is Vintage Gaming. I want to start this Club to share, and compair collections.

I have a small but good collection so far. In NES, SNES, and Genesis. Would love to get into Neo Geo at some point.

I have the original SNES modded to play Super Famicom. Also have an original NES. I use both of these with the old RF cable screw into the TV. Seems to work better on my Hd TVs.

I also have a Retron 5 which I have came to really enjoy. I love how it can kick everything into HD, but also goves me save points to all my games.View attachment 84784 View attachment 84785

have you ever seen a Flash Cart?



you copy the roms onto the SD card then insert the SD card into the Flash Cart and the best part is it uses the console hardware to run the games not emulation. The Flash Carts also have a save state feature like the Retron. you can buy them here: http://www.stoneagegamer.com/
 

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So In reality I havent had a PC in years. I use my smart phone for just about anything.
Whut?! No PC? I'm not talking to you any more. :eek: :p

I'm not especially into retro gaming, but I do like Thrust from the 1980s on the BBC Micro. Played it on a friend's machine a few weeks ago and it was still as addictive as ever.

I also have a Radofin games console from 1979 with 10 preset colour bat-n-ball games (just push a button for the one you want). It still works, but requires a TV with an analogue aerial input to use. A hardware mod would be handy here.

They certainly understood vsync when they designed this thing, as all motion is perfectly fluid and judder-free at a solid 50Hz/fps (UK PAL standard).
 

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Yes, I have seen the flash carts. It really is fun getting out, and collecting the real carts. Along with trading them for others. I know we all know about roms, and emulation that's all fun too.

I am wanting a NEO GEO flash Cart. They run around 400 euros. Cause some of those games will blow your mimd how much they bring.
 
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Whut?! No PC? I'm not talking to you any more. :eek: :p

Neither am I !!

;)

Joking apart, a couple of days ago I was reminiscing about old games from the late 80's and early 90's. I was never a console gamer though. Started by playing Breakout (ball-paddle) games way back when monitors resembled a globe and the colours available were only black and white, or black and amber or black and green.

When stuff got better, I remember pressing the ''turbo'' button on the tower :roll: and playing the games below. My plan is to install them to play them again :D



 

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The retr0n is actually an emulation device. It rips the games to internal flash then it plays them. Pretty cool device.

All my vintage gaming is via emulation on pc though...:D

That bootleg/homemade looking label though lol
 

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Yeah I got that bootleg for xmas. It has about 500 games on it.

The Retron is emulation, but only works with the real carts. Unless you use hacked rom files saved as patches.
 

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I beat out of this world for Sega Genesis about a month ago. O man it was so different on PC graphics wise
 

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Anyone ever look at the mods to turn the original systems into hd?
 
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I beat out of this world for Sega Genesis about a month ago. O man it was so different on PC graphics wise
I always died by not jumping over the slug in the beginning. Then again I was probably 10 at the time...
 
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I'm just going to leave this here. Hope it's vintage enough. :)
 
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One of my favorites!

As posted in the Show Off Your Purchase thread, I want to use an STX board in my NES.



Overkill amount of power for cart-based consoles, but I'd also like to see how well it handles disc-based consoles such as the GameCube and Wii.
 
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my loved game some years ago...!
 

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recently moved, house we owned since the 90's, found a few NES's, as well as a shit ton of Games my old lady had when she was younger...what a blast.blowing into a cartridge.
 

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You should post your collection. You would be surprised in just how much some of them are worth.
 
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I'm pretty sure they're worth more to me for sentimental reasons than financial ones .... if I recall correctly I still have my intelevision ... God I remember playing with those stupid phone pad controllers ,w/ their pigtail wired connections :)

I do believe I have some doubles as far as the cartridges go one of these days I'll have to get them out and take some pictures just to post for fun

I can still remember the Christmas I got the Intellivision oh my God

 

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I had one of those as a kid!
 

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Also picked up a Cromecast today for my Neogeo Emulation. I still want to get a Neogeo tho. Just really want a AVS home console, but you can MVS (the arcade games) for fractions on cost.
 
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Huh... that title sounds familiar. I'll go check storage.



Oh, I remember grabbing them and a bunch more from a store closing wayyy back.
 
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I'm probably one of the few people on earth who not only actually made an NES game from assembly, but even went so far as to cannabilize a legit cart and put in my own burned EEPROMs to make it play.

Of course, said "game" was actually just a maze that made annoying noises when you hit the walls. My brother called it the "game from hell."

If I can find the butchered cart, I'll post screenshots, been many years.

I still have my modded NES though, complete with a USB debugging interface to take screenshots. It's a hacked apart mess. Kinda wish I'd left it vintage.
 

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Usb to take screen shots? That sounds awesome!
 
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