#RetroComputing

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Stencil artists unite! As part of Gutter #20, Filth has gone to the trouble to work out a handful of ANSI art stencils that you, dear reader, can print, cut out and apply to the public or private surface of your choosing via air-propelled paint. Ever had a notion to recreate a 300-line ANSI scroller on the side of a building? Now you can. Had the urge to paint Impure!ASCII stars all over the tourist spots in your town? The time is now. Want to show your love for AMiSH and Metallica all in the same place? No time like the present. Filth has made it easy for you. What you'll want to do is go to the original article: http://pc.textmod.es/pack/gutter-20th/024%20-%20ansi%20stencils.ans Then, clip out what you want and let creativity be your guide. Your weird brother-in-law's crappy truck would be the perfect spot for a FUEL tag, and that new billboard on the interstate is the ideal place to immortalize BYM. Not that we're advocating that sort of shenanigans. No sir. But should such a thing materialize, please send pictures. @despenser412 #ANSI art graffiti stencils from Gutter e-mag by Filth. View it at http://pc.textmod.es/pack/gutter-20th/ #ascii #asciiart #pixelart #textmode #textart #text #art #demoscene #bbs #retrocomputing #retrographics #8bit #8bitart #typography #ansiart #graffiti #graffitiart #stencil #stencilart #stencilgraffiti @textmodes @blocktronics

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FORMULA ONE GRAND PRIX (1991) MicroProse Software - Commodore Amiga Hoy quiero hacer un homenaje a uno de esos juegos que podr铆amos poner en el podio por haberse ganado el privilegio de ser considerados UNO DE LOS MEJORES JUEGOS DE LA HISTORIA EN SU G脡NERO Y PARA SU 脡POCA... Uno de esos juegos que cuando alguien habla, por ejemplo en este caso de F贸rmula 1, lo primero que se nos viene a la mente es la gran creaci贸n de Geoff Crammond, y m谩s destacable a煤n es todo lo que este monstruo de la programaci贸n logr贸 meter en tan s贸lo 4 diskettes de 3 1/2 y para 1 MB de RAM. Una verdadera obra maestra de la simulaci贸n. Special mention to my friend @retro_amiga 馃槂馃暪馃弾馃弾馃弾 #Nostalgia #commodore #commodoreamiga #amiga500 #amiga1200 #geoffcrammomd #microprosesoftware #formulaone #formulaonegrandprix #retrogamer #retrocomputer #retrocollector #retrocollective #retrogaming #retrogames #16bitgaming #16bitgames #amigagames #commodoreamigagames #oldgames #retro #retromaniac #retromaniacos #16bits #16bitsgames #retrocomputing #gamesaddict #f1 #retrovideogames #videogamescollector

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ARM, originally "Acorn RISC Machine" but since the demise of Acorn "Advanced RISC Machine", is the best selling processor in the world - it powers your smartphone, your set top box, your router, your Raspberry Pi, maybe even your microwave. RISC of course stands for "Reduced Instruction Set Computing". Basically it allows CPUs to be less complex and use less power than CISC processors like the x86 one in your home computer. But why am I telling you this? Because here we have something really special. This is the Acorn Archimedes A305, the computer that started the ARM revolution! Released in 1987 for the somewhat pricey sum of 拢800, this thing was arguably the first 32 bit home computer, and featured the ARMv2 CPU (the ARMv1 was only available as a dev kit that connected to the BBC Micro). Mine came in the original box with the manuals and accessories. Unfortunately I don't have the monitor, but it seems to play just fine with my Atari SC1425. Just as well really, as the RISCOS port of Cannon Fodder blows the Atari ST version out of the water! It seems the owner of this machine spent a fair bit of money on it over the years, with a 420MB hard disk upgrade, 4MB RAM and a rare ARMv3 CPU board, as well as an upgrade from the original Arthur OS to the much more useable RISCOS 3. It also has a video digitiser card(!?) More on this machine soon! #acorn #acornarchimedes #risc #riscos #retrocomputing #retrogaming #vintagegaming #vintagecomputing #sensiblesoftware #cannonfodder #warhasneverbeensomuchfun

3 days ago

CLIFF HANGER (1986) New Generation Software - ZX-Spectrum A veces hay juegos que para muchos pasan desapercibidos y son verdaderas joyas... Pregunto... Alguien se acuerda de este Cliff Hanger? Para quienes no, les cuento que es un juego creado por James P.H. Day, un programador que de no haber sido por este juego habr铆a pasado sin pena ni gloria por el mundo de los Video Juegos, el mismo, sin contar con Espectaculares Gr谩ficos o Sonido, se trataba de un Cowboy (vaquero) que al mejor estilo Coyote contra Correcaminos deb铆a, a trav茅s de 15 niveles (pantallas) que se eligen aleatoriamente entre 3 o 5 posibles en cada nivel, matar al Villano utilizando trampas elaboradas como Rocas cayendo por barrancos, yunques, trampolines etc. muy al estilo Correcaminos/Coyote como dije antes. El hecho de que cada nivel fuera aleatorio y la posibilidad de jugarlo de a 2 jugadores por turnos, hac铆an de este juego un INFALTABLE para cualquier fan谩tico de los Video Juegos, y sin duda un juego m谩s que podr铆a ser reversionado en las plataformas actuales... Merece ser probado!馃槂馃暪馃馃棥鉀梆煍 #Nostalgia #zxspectrum #zxspectrum48k #spectrum #spectrum48k #sinclairspectrum #NewGenerationSoftware #VirginGames #CliffHanger #retrogamer #retrocomputer #retrocollector #retrocollective #retrogaming #retrogames #8bitgaming #8bitgames #zxspectrumgames #spectrumgames #oldgames #retro #retromaniac #retromaniacos #8bits #8bitsgames #retrocomputing #gamesaddict #videogames #retrovideogames #videogamescollector

5 days ago

Classic ANSI comparison time! I've been holding this one back, thinking that there was a third version of this out there somewhere. No luck finding it yet, though, so maybe posting these will flush it out. Both of these are obviously based on the same girl-in-towel image (that I can't identify yet) but with some minor aesthetic differences - like the steam, or the addition of flowers on the towel, or a small man crouching on what is presumably the bathroom floor. The version on the left is by the legendary Tempus Thales (iCE), while the right is a collaboration from Nailz (Union) and Neurotic (iCE). Both vintage early-90s. Misfit #andi #ansiart #ascii #asciiart #pixelart #textart #demoscene #retrocomputing #retrographics #textmode #bbs #8bitart #8bit

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You guys and gals know I love me some retro PC games and for #cibsunday I would like to share some CIB PC games I鈥檝e bought from the 鈥榖ay recently. All mech games, and 100% complete as far as I can tell. That original Mechwarrior is so cool, especially with the affidavit letter. Love looking at all the extras that would have come with the game. Heavy Gear 2 came with the original too, that鈥檚 why there鈥檚 another copy of Heavy Gear with the sequel. #retrocomputer #retrocomputing #retropc #computergame #computer #pc #pcgaming #pcmasterrace #gamer #gamerguy #gamergirl #classicgaming #oldschoolgaming #retrogamer #retrogames #retrocollector #retrocollective #retrocollectiveus #retrovideogames #videogames #videogameaddict #videogamecollection #mechwarrior #heavygear

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Evening all, Well another school holiday finished tomorrow is back to school an the kids are shattered lol. . So D.Y.K What happened on 18th February? Let's see shall we. . 1911 - First Airmail Delivery Made, Frenchman聽Henri Pequet聽makes the first official air mail delivery in Allahabad, British聽India, moving 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away. Ooh-la-la!. . 1946 - First Cable TV Test Carried Out, Television signals are聽first successfully transmitted from Washington D.C. to New York City over an AT&T coaxial cable. And you thought cable TV was invented in the 1980s!. . 1977 - First Flight of Space Shuttle 鈥 Just Not Into Space, The first Space Shuttle orbiter, the聽Enterprise, embarks on its maiden flight in 鈥渃aptive mode,鈥 attached to the top of a聽Boeing 747聽jumbo jet. The flight is the first of five captive flights before the orbiter is finally released to land on its own. The nine month test program is conducted through November 1977 at the聽Dryden Flight Research Facility聽to demonstrate that the orbiter can fly and land like an airplane. The Enterprise, while the first shuttle to fly, was not the first space-worthy orbiter and was only used for testing purposes. . 1977 - First ComputerLand Franchise Store Opens, Following the success of IMS Associates, Inc. at selling the IMSAI 8080 by mail-order and through independent dealers, IMSAI founder Bill Millard made the decision to launch a franchise operation of computer retail stores. Initially called Computer Shack, the first ComputerLand franchise store opened on South Street in Morristown, New Jersey, on February 18, 1977. . 1979 - Snow In Sahara desert for first time. . . #TerrierByteIT #Wifeidge #computerhistory #computer #technology #tech #history #retro #computerhistorymuseum #geek #vintage #trivia #retrotech #computerscience #techhistory #technologyhistory #oldtechnology #computers #nerd #computinghistory #oldschool #informationtechnology #oldcomputer #internethistory #thisdayinhistory #retrocomputing #historyoftechnology #retrocomputer #oldtech #vintagecomputers

5 days ago

I鈥檝e had a couple of games on my mind the last few days that I really wanted to revisit. Shadowrun on the SNES, and Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption. . OpenEmu and my 8Bitdo makes playing ShadowRun on my Mac a piece of cake, it鈥檚 easily the most intuitive emulator on the Mac, drag games in, auto download box art, giving you a real clean library to choose from and most games working really well from the default settings. . Finding VtMR is a little more tricky on the Mac. I鈥檓 sure I have the original disks somewhere, but i鈥檒 be buggered if I can find them. I thought I鈥檇 give Steam a go, I don鈥檛 mind shelling out a fiver ( #lastofthebigspenders ) but it鈥檚 a windows game, time to fire up VM Ware鈥︹ but my copy of windows is so out of date it鈥檚 frightening, and doesn鈥檛 want to play ball, looks like that鈥檒l be a game for another night. . In the meantime, it鈥檚 beers and ShadowRun for me馃榿 #IllGetYouNextTimeGadget . . . #RaspberryPi #RetroPie #RetroPi #videogamesystems #virtualconsole #retrocomputing #RetroGaming #oldschoolgaming #RetroCollective #RetroCollectiveUK #RetroCollectiveEurope #NES #NESMini #NESMiniClassic #SNES #SNESMini #SNESMiniClassic #Nintendo #NintendoGames #ManCave #Shadowrun #VampireTheMasqueradeRedemption

6 days ago

Before:after. Looking much better! Sadly I鈥檓 still getting the dreaded 鈥淪imasimac鈥. I get a dead chime on boot and horizontal lines. There are quite a few possible fixes to this but it鈥檚 getting close to being beyond my skills 馃槩

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This is the logic board from the SE/30 I鈥檝e owned since I was a teenager. It鈥檚 also the first thing I replaced the capacitors in and you can tell... today it was showing issues and wouldn鈥檛 boot, so time to do a better job! 馃挭馃徎馃懛馃徎鈥嶁檪锔忊殥