Author Topic: Bought My First Console!  (Read 2363 times)

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Reply #15 on: October 16, 2018, 07:23:40 PM
OK, so who's writing the overview article(s) on the classic game sites available and the best ways to use them?

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Reply #16 on: October 16, 2018, 07:24:46 PM
I just had to look up the C64 Mini - 80 bucks on Amazon (US). I looked up the games and can't say I'm familiar with more than 20% of them - mostly the Games series (Summer Games II, Winter Games, etc.). Disappointed there aren't any strategy titles like the Conflict series (Decision in the Desert, Crusade in Europe, etc.), but I get that would be maybe esoteric for a general audience.

I'd LOVE to see an Apple IIc emulator like this C64 Mini - an actual console, not a software emulator program.

One of the big complaints has indeed been the few good games already on the Mini. I think the manufacturers could only secure the rights to a few A-list games and filled the roster out with some forgotten stuff. They couldn't put in games they didn't have the rights to ( and many of the rights-holders' identities have gotten lost due to so many mergers and bankruptcies over the years) so they are probably hoping that the the ability to load your own games will be the big selling point. You can do the same thing with a Raspberry Pi single-board computer running a C-64 emulator but it takes a lot of work and you probably won't save very much if you include having to buy a quality retro joystick and ordering a 3D printed custom case from Shapeworks or some other print-on-demand fabricator.

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Reply #17 on: October 16, 2018, 07:27:30 PM
OK, so who's writing the overview article(s) on the classic game sites available and the best ways to use them?

I have no idea what you are talking about...

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Reply #18 on: October 16, 2018, 07:47:57 PM
OK, so who's writing the overview article(s) on the classic game sites available and the best ways to use them?

I have no idea what you are talking about...


keep that attitude up and you'll fit in fine with our writing team here

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Reply #19 on: October 16, 2018, 07:49:57 PM
Just in case, was there an 8-bit precursor to Panthers in the Fog?

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Reply #20 on: October 16, 2018, 08:10:20 PM
I think it was just called "Pants in the Fog"

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Reply #21 on: October 17, 2018, 06:21:45 AM
"Bits in the Fog"

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Reply #22 on: October 17, 2018, 08:59:35 AM
Tried playing a bit of Crusade in Europe yesterday after I got home, but the controls had me stymied. The text file is no help, it's more of a long treatise on the programming code used in the game and pretty damned boring.



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Reply #23 on: October 17, 2018, 09:27:39 AM
Tried playing a bit of Crusade in Europe yesterday after I got home, but the controls had me stymied. The text file is no help, it's more of a long treatise on the programming code used in the game and pretty damned boring.

Must I do everything around here?

http://www.gamesdatabase.org/Media/SYSTEM/Commodore_64/manual/Formated/Crusade_in_Europe_-_1985_-_MicroProse_Ltd..pdf

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Reply #24 on: October 17, 2018, 09:44:55 AM
Must I do everything around here?


Wait, that's an option?!  :whistle:

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Reply #25 on: October 17, 2018, 01:21:04 PM

Oh! And F15 Strike Eagle!

I used to connect up a second monitor and kybd and my brother and I would play that game together. One planned the mission and flew the plane the other handled weapons systems. Loads of hours wasted fun.

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Reply #26 on: October 17, 2018, 01:36:37 PM

Oh! And F15 Strike Eagle!

I used to connect up a second monitor and kybd and my brother and I would play that game together. One planned the mission and flew the plane the other handled weapons systems. Loads of hours wasted fun.

That sounds cool!

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Reply #27 on: October 17, 2018, 06:49:59 PM
IIRC, back in 1993 you could LAN play Spectrum HoloByte's Falcon 3.0 with Hornet and MiG-29.

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Reply #28 on: October 17, 2018, 07:28:36 PM
Ah, LAN play. Good times.

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Reply #29 on: October 17, 2018, 07:44:36 PM
Don't forget serial direct connect!  :bigthumb:

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