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  1. Vimster

    Mr Tonys Apple IIe Restoring Adventure

    Oh well, you gave it your best shot. Ultimately with projects like this actually seeing if it's doable is al part of the enjoyment, even if it doesn't pan out.
  2. Vimster

    Nice games to potter around in

    Back in the day I used to enjoy just wandering about in Oblivion. As long as you didn't stray too far away it was a very relaxing experience.
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    Kindle shop Recommendations

    The deals that annoy me the most are when they do book 1 of a series for 99p just to get you invested. There have been a few rare occasions where they'll discount a whole series though. That 99p book would have to be bloody amazing for me to pony up full price for any sequel though.
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    Abandoned Games (2018 Edition)

    I have been trying to at least start some games and get them off the pile of shame. If any of them clicked then that's a bonus. My problem is I just don't have the patience to go through the initial stages of games. Generally it feels like I'm having to learn to walk every time I start a new game. Dead Rising 2 (PS4) - I didn't really get on with the original, or at least it got to a point early on where, for some reason, I just couldn't get past a mission and it began to get on my nerves. Loved the idea of essentially playing Dawn Of The Dead though. So I thought DR2 might be a bit better, more refined. Very quickly I began to find getting to places really boring mainly due to the slow character movement and everything being about five miles away. The main zombie-bashing was fun and finding the right weapons made it interesting. Guiding survivors back to base though - urgh! Once they got bitten I'd just leave them for dead. And having to get the drugs for your daughter just got in the way. Okay I admit I probably lost patience with it too soon. And it looks like I've officially abandoned Watch_Dogs. That stealth driving mission killed it. I'd rinsed the side missions up to that point. Not gone back to it in ages. A shame as I was actually enjoying it, despite the crap main character. The shooting and driving felt solid, the world looks great.
  5. Vimster

    Audio Club

    Okay, blatant plug time again: Here's my announcement for my new album coming out on 30th November called Another Door Opens
  6. Vimster

    Do you prefer physical books or Ebooks?

    I'm the same. I have always been partially-sighted but recently I had a problem with one of my eyes associated with cataract operations which whilst not a huge issue, has made reading smaller print difficult. I still read small print but it takes ages and I can't do it for long periods. So the Kindle is invaluable.
  7. Vimster

    What's hidden in the fade?

    Time For Action by Secret Affair has a guy shouting "WANKERS!" Credit to the Chart Music podcast for pointing that one out.
  8. Vimster

    Synths and Similar - an electronic music gear thread

    I'd recommend VCV Rack - https://vcvrack.com/ Loads of free modules, some reasonably-priced paid ones too. And it's free. Reaktor 6 blocks are good too, absolutely tons of free blocks.
  9. Vimster

    Audio Club

    I also have the Akai MPK249, lovely keyboard, very useable. Someone I know very well indeed used to pirate everything but there was a point where it tended to come with unwanted nasty adware or worse, switched to freeware synths and effects, but more recently invested in actual software. Personally I think it's worth it. Ableton Live 10 Suite is £449 or so and frankly it's all someone needs. Compared to a capable hardware set-up that's really good value.
  10. Would be interesting to know his rationale for staying quiet.
  11. Vimster

    Dave Perry is back...

    Well I said veneer as although it would probably be explained away as ironic, the fact it was done in the first place negates it.
  12. Vimster

    Dave Perry is back...

    It does remind me of that When Games Attack show where they used to get Page 3 girls to play DDR. But even then there was a thin veneer of post-modern irony. This is dead straight.
  13. Vimster

    Dave Perry is back...

    He seems to be part of this certain set of higher-profile UK retrogaming Youtubers that includes Slopes. Personally I find Top Hat Whatever utterly contrived and unwatchable, the character just doesn't work.
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    What do you emulate and what do you do it with?

    I need some kind of stick seeing as I play a lot of MAME/arcade stuff generally, but I can never settle on a system I'd want it for. PC would be the best bet but wouldn't mind one for the PS2, OG Xbox or even the Pi3. And all this about posh buttons and whatnot... way beyond me. Looks lush though.
  15. Vimster

    Dave Perry is back...

    That smirk of pride he did when introducing it says it clearly wasn't.

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