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  1. Spartan

    Amiga Appreciation Thread

    I've got the CD32 I picked up a few weeks ago in with him now. He just wants the plain board so pack it well. I wrapped mine in paper and cardboard then sent it wrapped in bubble wrap in a stiff cardboard box. Got there in one piece. Cost me 35 or so and given the stupid amount of surface mount caps on it, it was worth paying someone else to do it. May get the 1200 done too. Amiga kit has come through for me though this week. They found a replacement cd lid hinge for the cd32, on £6 delivered too. Local guys too for me in Cardiff. Picked up two big box Amiga games today in my local cash gens. One was shadow of the beast 3, other was Kyrandia? £5 the 2
  2. CD32 is needing a recap, just about works but knew it maybe an issue. Should be able to do it myself, kits only a tenner or so. Played through some chaos engine last night even with the glitches. Retrobrited the Amiga today using the blazing sun here and a bottle of high strength hair bleach. Looks like new again instead of piss yellow! Edit : had to rip the harddrive out to get it to boot properly, I think the previous owner must have configured the graphics output differently or something, just got a scrambled black and white picture after a solid gray screen. Once removed it booted to the typical insert floppy screen. Found a couple of keys aren't working, should be able to sort that with a good clean of the membrane. Looking to fit a CF card in place of the HDD so no loss there.
  3. Right, on closer inspection, the cd32 is missing a lid hinge and needs new caps. Minor problems that won't affect it or are easy fixes. The Amiga has a harddrive and turbo 1220 accelerator card fitted! Woo!
  4. Oh shiiiiiiiiiiiiiittttt I paid £180 for the cd32, competition pro controller, psu, 10 games, a complete Amiga 1200 and a stack of floppies. Not even tested it. I'm insane. Still worth it even it it doesn't work...I hope.
  5. Cheers, I found one before a couple of years ago with a green CRT but I had to sell it on as I didn't have the space at the time. I managed to get the keyboard working properly last night, stripped it down and cleaned everything up. Just need a floppy disk now to test the drive. Anyone know if the access light is supposed to stay on even with no disk in the drive?
  6. Suns out and a good days bounty. Found a CPC 6128 and an amstrad colour monitor today. Both separately at the same boot sale! £10 the two, fiver each. Keyboards half working so going to have a go at fixing it. Lots of random electronics outside of the retro stuff I collect, most of that will be sold on to feed my habit.
  7. Spartan

    Atari Jaguar

    Yeah they are all over the place. Loose carts got for a pittance, even the rarer titles. Common boxed stuff is pricey. They had an unboxed flashback for £18, Bubsy for £12. They sell defender for £15 loose when in stock. Keeping and eye out for it. Empty boxes turn up on eBay to complete them. Also realised N64 box inserts with one small cut will fit a Jag cart and go in a Jag box
  8. Spartan

    Atari Jaguar

    Picked up a loose Ultra Vortek cart for £35 through CEX, they have strangely become a good little resource for cheap carts online when they get them in. I traded in some stuff I'd picked up at the car boots for pennies and had a credit note. Probably paid less that £15 cash Just defender and Atari karts I think left for me. I can make custom cases for loose carts easily enough and my games are meant to be played, not stuck on a shelf
  9. Spartan

    Atari Jaguar

    Hopefully the cart prices will come down once its out or at least stabilise. Been thinking of modding mine to 60hz, simple enough to do, just remove a resistor from the board and its good to go. You can install a switch but I cant see the point, the mod seems to improve every game I've seen running with it on youtube (Stretches the screen out to fill the display, higher framerate in some games)
  10. Spartan

    Atari Jaguar

    Yeah, I'm not going to spend still money on some of the carts, I just can't justify it. Most of the ones in that picture have been bought at knock down prices, probably £20 quid or under on average. Atari karts, defender 2000 and ultra vortex are probably the last few I'd want but their prices are stupid. Just got lucky and ran a search on eBay every few days on most of them. I've an affinity for the Jag to my shame. I remember lusting after one when it was released and seeing them in rumbalows back in the 90s. And I've got a mega cd already!
  11. Spartan

    Atari Jaguar

    Oh God Help I've been hunting cheap deals on ebay the last 6 months, grabbing carts where i cant justify the price or its too cheap to ignore, buying replacement cases for a few to complete them afterwards or making my own when its impossible to find one. I've 3 more boxed carts coming. Missile command, hover strike and flip out. £40 the 3 was pretty good i thought
  12. Too bloody cold this weekend. Still managed to pick some bits up on Saturday, skipped Sunday though Purple GameCube (boxed), black GameCube console only and a Halo 3 special edition 360 - £25 the lot, bit much but I wanted a boxed GameCube. I can sell my unboxed one on now.
  13. If that monitor fail's, Ive heard the most common faults are a firmware chip cooking itself or PSU cap's blowing, both easy fixes to swap out with a soldering iron. Did you get any 3D glasses with it?
  14. Back to old habits today, slim pickings but some gems Wii Console with 3 wiimotes, 3 games and all cabling £10 Official 360 Wireless Pad £4 Lumines, Echochrome and Smash Tennis 3 for PSP £3 Dear Esther for PS4 (Limited Run published game) £18 - Over paid but I'll never see another Big bundle of HDMI and Power cables £3 - Spares for me Master system joystick and megadrive pad / console manual £3
  15. Yeah I think its a Pickford game. It's got a lovely asthetic to it, almost Nintendo / Sega like, bright colours and cheery tunes. Been playing it on and off the last few nights. Definitely a keeper this machine. I've managed to find a source for some of the software for it. The games are ridiculously expensive on ebay. Only 14 retail games though!
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