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  1. All of this is what frustrates me with the Amiga scene. I would give real money for a Krikzz style drag & drop, plug & play solution instead of all these fudges. I have an a600 and a1200. Put a CF card with WHD into the 1200 to then discover you need more RAM. Add more RAM and then realise some of the images aren't working or just crash out and I can't just plug the CF Card into a PC and drag a replacement image over like most other retro systems. Even PS2 or Wii HDD installs were way simpler than this. Everything is a ball ache. Even over my preference to play
  2. Will this really see the light of day given how protective the Amiga community is on things? I mean, it's not like Krikzz's (excellent) products where you can pretty much drag and drop ROMs (of games you own of course) onto it and they just work. Look at things like WHDLoad, Amigan's seem to be a bit particularly protective about Kickstarts and such which has always made me feel the wider reach of the system is being held back by a minority trying to wring some money our of and old platform. It's absolutely retro and I wish them well but suspect it'll be snarfed by Kickstart issues
  3. Might be wrong but aren't B&O CRT TV's generally shallower than 'normal' models? Might be a way to get the screen size and still fit on your desk.
  4. Am I thinking of the same Andy? He was also in the print business so usually has some vinyl banners and other prints on his stall. I think he lives around the Blackpool area, I see him at all the shows and have a bit of a chat, his wife also does car boots and all the dross that isn't good enough for Andy's stall ends up there.
  5. https://the-eye.eu/public/Books/computerarchive.org/ Some retro mag scans here. Large but if you're missing them in a collection may be useful.
  6. I read the Twins books about 20 yrs ago but they weren't memorable in the slightest.
  7. Last week charity shop find: Heroquest boardgame. Boxed and in lovely condition. Dragonlance boardgame. Box a little squished but contents as new. Introduction to Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. Complete and unused. Figures still attached to the plastic sprue / tree. £15 the lot. Pics to follow when I've stopped grinning.
  8. I just started watching it on iplayer. I did try to watch the first season back in the day and never got into it. Second time round I am more engaged but what's wrong with BBC and iplayer? They broadcast this late night in 1080p and then all you get on iplayer is 576 - what are they using at BBC? Dial up? And the whole iplayer seems to be a dumbed down streamer giving little useful configuration (video settings are simply labelled 'low', 'medium' or 'high' quality but no indication what actual resolution these relate to. I logged in on the htpc to see if playing from a desktop ipla
  9. Me too, probably saw you there. Talk about oaks from acorns. Great to see his hard work paying off. Need to visit a bit more often but life seems to get in the way sometimes.
  10. I think this was one of the adventures Bobby Paterson went on as the Computer Warrior in the Eagle comic strip. As comic book adverts for toys/games went it wasn't bad. Every few weeks he ended up 'inside' the computer playing a game from the then current charts for real.
  11. Hi. Got pulled in my the Amiga again. A1200 with a 4gb CF card running WHDLoad on WB3. I bought an 8mb upgrade so games would actually run but find some still did and wanted to replace them with fresh updated downloads. Can't seem to figure out how to get a game copied across. CF card in PC and I can open it in WinUAE If I add the zipped game in the emulated Df0 I get it on the virtual Amiga desktop but there are no contents, just the game. Tried reading forums and they boggled me mind. Is there a "tell me like I'm a 5yr old" guide somewh
  12. I took my Atari ST and a small TV with me when we went on a short break to Mount Zomba in Malawi. I remember thinking there would be nothing to do there so I'd better be prepared. Iirc it was over the President Day long weekend when everything shut. Does that count?
  13. The Fighting Fantasy one was Steve Jackson only and called FIST - Fantasy Interactive Scenario by Telephone or something. Careful which FIST premium number you dialled! I tried the fighting fantasy one secretly one day for a few minutes, can't say it was anything memorable and the fear as a 10 year old of getting busted by the parents put me off!
  14. Hah, I had mine go pop a few years back. I bought a couple of replacements (third party obviously) and they don't last long either. Inevitable I guess, at least with AA batteries on other systems you could easily (and frequently) swop them!
  15. Personally I'd be thinking this was closer to £65. More if boxed and with PSU. Alas I have a nice boxed complete one so not trying to knock you down, just give some advise.
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