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Cloudscout's Avatar Picture Cloudscout – December 23, 2007 08:49AM Reply Quote
I know I'm not the only one here to dabble in old toys and technology. What retro entertainment do other people enjoy?

Commodore
Atari
Coleco
Intellivison
Pong
Merlin
Simon
Betamax
LaserDisc
CD-i
8 Track
Windows XP
Etc.

Cloudscout – June 06, 2008 10:30AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I still can't find the stupid hard drive.

At least I'm getting the house cleaned up, though. Once again, the trash man came this morning and I already have the can half full of junk. I'm going to try to get the 128D hooked up with the printer tonight so I can tinker some more.

Cloudscout – June 08, 2008 03:15PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Another item I'm looking for... hopefully someone here has one sitting in a closet somewhere...

At first I wanted to get a Mac LC with the IIe emulator board but then I did some reading and, if I'm understanding this correctly, you can use the IIe emulator board in a Color Classic as well. If so, I'd much rather go that route.

So, does anybody here have a Color Classic and/or the Apple IIe emulator board they would like to part with?

Cloudscout – June 08, 2008 04:16PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Yikes. I just checked old auctions on eBay and the Color Classic has been going for a LOT. Two of 'em went for over $300.

Madaracs – June 09, 2008 11:38AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
CC used to have an LC with the emulator... I'll check with her. I'm sure it's long gone tho.

Cloudscout – June 09, 2008 11:54AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I ended up buying a card on eBay for $18. Now I just need a machine to run it in.

Apparently it will work in these models:

Macintosh LC
Macintosh LC II
Macintosh LC III
Macintosh LC 475
Macintosh LC 520
Macintosh LC 550
Macintosh LC 575
Quadra 605
Performa 4XX
Performa 55X
Performa 56X
Performa 57X
Color Classic

Madaracs – June 09, 2008 12:02PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Coincidentally, are those all models that had math co-processors?

Cloudscout – June 09, 2008 12:03PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Those are all models that had the LC-style PDS slot and were capable of 24-bit memory addressing (the IIe emulator doesn't work with 32-bit addressing).

Madaracs – June 10, 2008 05:14AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!

Simon – June 10, 2008 05:22AM Reply Quote
That could easily be me and my co-workers after work today...except we were playing halo online.

Madaracs – June 10, 2008 05:48AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
That was last night. We played Medieval Mayhem for the Atari 2600.

Simon – June 10, 2008 05:53AM Reply Quote
heh, I figured since it was a polaroid it was taken ages ago.

Madaracs – June 10, 2008 05:56AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
I bought a Polaroid camera two days ago for $1.40 US from the thrift store. Actually, both my wife and I each got one. The film was $15.99 for a 10 pack *the batteries are built into the film on a Polaroid film pack* and so I've been using it only for those very fun moments that are polaroid worthy.

And we tell everyone we bought them to "record our love". <--edit: this is not a link to said 'love'.



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Madaracs – June 10, 2008 06:11AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!

John Willoughby – June 10, 2008 07:40AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Here's my gaming group, from the late 1970's. D&D, Top Secret, Boot Hill. We did play a few games on the Apple II+ that one of us owned. What a bunch of geeks.

gamers.jpg



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rino – June 10, 2008 07:42AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
The begging question is: Did ONE of you pwn?

Madaracs – June 10, 2008 09:06AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Which one are you JW? Who's the dood with his eyes closed and was this a timer photograph with an instamatic or what?

stan adams – June 10, 2008 10:01AM Reply Quote
CS:

I have at least one performa that has an LC slot that ought to work

PM me...

John Willoughby – June 10, 2008 11:27AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Quote
Madaracs
Which one are you JW? Who's the dood with his eyes closed and was this a timer photograph with an instamatic or what?

I'm the one on the far left. I can't make out anybody with their eyes closed, which one did you mean? (And how can I answer other than with a name that will mean nothing to you?) I don't remember how the picture was taken, but that was the entire group so either it was a timer or somebody else took it. You can take it for granted that it wasn't a girlfriend.

Madaracs – June 10, 2008 11:33AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
It looks like your eyes are closed in the photo. But maybe it's just the glare. Or maybe you HAVE NO EYES!

John Willoughby – June 10, 2008 12:29PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Behind those greasy glasses you couldn't see my eyes even if they were glowing red, Terminator-style. (Which has always been a goal of mine. Well, since the Terminator movie came out.)

"Phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range."

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