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Happy 50th birthday, Compact Cassette: How it struck a chord for millions • The Register

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Nyan cat for FIGniton

A quick demo of blitting on the DIY 8 Bit FIGnition with the new 0_9_8 firmware. https://sites.google.com/site/libby8dev/fignition
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retrotext: New message area added, promote your blog!

New message area added.   I have added a message board to respond to any queries and feedback that you read here, also you can share your projects or events or news with others there too.
If you want to promote you forum or Messageboard or Youtube then you can do so there too, plus any posts are welcome.

 http://rtext.proboards.com

or click the link in the title screen or side bar.
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retrotext: Lego Armour for My Raspberry Pi

retrotext: Lego Armour for My Raspberry Pi | Retrotext | Scoop.it

Well its Day four of my tinkering around with the New Pi, I am still experiencing startup problems of off the SD card when its cold, it will only start off an old 1 GB card with the boot dropped on it, not an image, so I get kernal errors a plenty,but it starts up so then I can put my proper 4 GB card in and it works as normal!

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One Week Wonder: The FIGnition/Raspberry PI Challenge!

One Week Wonder: The FIGnition/Raspberry PI Challenge! | Retrotext | Scoop.it

it’s perfectly true that the publicity of Raspberry PI has presented a major challenge as both it and FIGnition are being sold as machines to encourage children to program. However, my conclusion is that kids don’t program today primarily because modern computers (like the Raspberry PI) are 10,000 times more complex than in the 80s

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retrotext: Dreamcast reset switch Mod

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Hi I have just completed a mod to allow the soft resetting of my Dreamcast, It has always niggled me how I have to use the clunky on off switch to restart a game

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Google Maps goes retro to 8-bit for April Fool's Day

Google Maps goes retro to 8-bit for April Fool's Day | Retrotext | Scoop.it
With Sunday being April Fool's Day and all, Google has decided to take Google Maps back to the old days of NES RPG games to bring you 8-bit looks of any locale you want to see; you need to enter the word "Quest" on the right side of the ...
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retrotext: The Sam Crusie cameo in Back to Skool.

retrotext: The Sam Crusie cameo in Back to Skool. | Retrotext | Scoop.it

It was something I used to do when I had my ZX Spectrum plus, if you got to the point of getting 1000 lines, in the following playtime in the game you go as far left of the screens as you can then hold down symbol shift and the letters 'S' 'A' 'M' and if you do this right, Sam Cruise from a previous Microsphere Game will appear in the Toilets ( the white room ) he stays static and disappears when you walk right and the screen scrolls to the middle.

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First Graphics Game written on and for a Home Computer

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This was a two player game where both players courteously shared one computer keyboard. Players pressed keys on the keyboard to move their ships and fire weapons. Although the computer had an alarm buzzer under program control, there wasn't an audio output for the game.

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Vintage British Argos 1985 Catalogue | Flickr : partage de photos !

Vintage British Argos 1985 Catalogue | Flickr : partage de photos ! | Retrotext | Scoop.it

Take a blast into the past of retro goodness with this wonderful scan photostream of the entire 1985 Argos Catalog. From vintage toys, to vintage duvets, cooking tools ... It is all great and all fun ...


Via stephane gault
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retrotext: The Arcade Cabinet.

retrotext: The Arcade Cabinet. | Retrotext | Scoop.it

I am very pleased with his project, you will find many better than this on the net, but this is perfect to me, It solved the storage problem of two of my systems, the games and an old CRT that I would not part with.

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VC 314 Raspberry PI in a Commodore 64

This is the completed version of my earlier video about putting a Raspberry PI in a dead C64, http://retrotext.blogspot.com or auf Deutch im Lotek64 magazin ...
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retrotext: Video Blog, the Raspberry Pi SD experiment.

retrotext: Video Blog, the Raspberry Pi SD experiment. | Retrotext | Scoop.it

Hi this is a Vlog about getting my Raspberry Pi going, in the when I took delivery of it It did not work and I thought I found a Method that got it going however every time it was unplugged for a prolonged time it would not work, so this time I measured how long it took to work and !boot the SD card up successfully.

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retrotext: The Commodore Pi 64

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I have just made a start on putting my Raspberry Pi into an old Commodore 64 Shell, I have a Keyrah USB interface from using the C64 on my Nintendo Wii, so it seemed to be the natural thing to do, I am still to refine the ports and plugs as the Pi seems very fragile and I want to avoid pulling it about.

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omg excellent :)
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Me and My Spectrum, 1980s

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A great collection of photographs of Spectrums, with their owners!


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Retro Video Gamer

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Retro Video Gamer - A freindly retro community.

 

happy to share all things retro computing, anywhere in the world.

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VGJUNK: LICENSED NES GAMES THAT DON'T EXIST

VGJUNK: LICENSED NES GAMES THAT DON'T EXIST | Retrotext | Scoop.it

Licensed games, eh? Sure, there are a few that buck the trend and aren't soul-curdlingly terrible, but on the whole they're a way to slap a recognisable face on any old dreck and hope that seeing, say, Superman's chiselled mug beaming out of an advert or some boxart will get gullible saps to part with their hard-earned. Hooray for capitalism and clueless grandparents buying games for their spawn.

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