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Cloudscout's Avatar Picture Cloudscout – December 23, 2007 01:49PM 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.

ghidorah – February 04, 2008 06:59AM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
that is pretty wild--dad would be very interested in this stuff.

Madaracs – February 04, 2008 10:23AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
I think I'm going to build a USB 5.25 floppy drive.

tliet – February 04, 2008 10:35AM Reply Quote
That would have to be able read and write GCR, the brilliant Woz developed encoding for the Apple II, not the MFM format used in PCs.

Madaracs – February 04, 2008 11:05AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
No, I'm going to buy an external Apple 5.25 and bastardize the cable.

tliet – February 04, 2008 11:26AM Reply Quote
Not this one, I presume?



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Madaracs – February 04, 2008 11:43AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
No I just need a standard Apple drive. For Apple programs. It might be easier for me to obtain an 800K external 3.5 floppy and copy the disks over.

El Jeffe – February 04, 2008 11:48AM Reply Quote
What a journey.

ghidorah – February 04, 2008 01:56PM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
Thats cool but where is Robotron and that one space battle game where the machine yelled out "a light! a light!" and "Condition Red!"

Madaracs – February 04, 2008 02:32PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
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ghidorah
Thats cool but


*thwap*

Dave Loudin – February 04, 2008 04:11PM Reply Quote
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ghidorah
Thats cool but where is Robotron and that one space battle game where the machine yelled out "a light! a light!" and "Condition Red!"

Bosconian?

El Jeffe – February 04, 2008 07:19PM Reply Quote
What a journey.

tliet – February 05, 2008 03:46AM Reply Quote
That's is so cool.


I'm happy with my IIe, it came with 3 boxes full of floppy disks and a huge box with all the documentation one can think of. Of course, there's the obligatory Beneath Apple DOS and Beneath Apple ProDOS.

Unbelievable what muscle memory can do to you, I find myself typing CATALOG in the same way as I used to do 20 years ago, like it was yesterday. After hitting return, impatiently tapping with my thumbs on the bottom the case waiting for the directory to show.

How nice to have a computer that can be turned on and off in an instant. They should invent one these days :-D

ghidorah – February 05, 2008 07:45PM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
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Bosconian?

YESSSS!!!

That game rocked!

Madaracs – February 06, 2008 10:31AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
There is a ported version on one of those plugin-to-your-TV devices that is quite nice actually.

Madaracs – February 06, 2008 10:31AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
I just scored an Apple 800k floppy for my //c on eBay for under $15 shipped. Woo! Hope it works.

El Jeffe – February 06, 2008 10:35AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
offer it to that dansays.com guy (Dan Budiac/k) [above] whom was just on macbreak.com's podcast. (And my prior post). He'll be looking for toys. ;)

What a journey.

tliet – February 08, 2008 02:48PM Reply Quote
For the real BBS feeling, point your 8 bit telnet client here: telnet://www.a2central.com

Madaracs – February 08, 2008 10:21PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
That's kinda neat. Works pretty good from Terminal.

Madaracs – February 10, 2008 06:18PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
*le sigh* My sister-in-law and I both worked for my father's company Lakewood Insulation in Farmington, MN in the early 90s. She was over to pick up the kids today and I showed her the ledgers from 1993. How sad is it that AppleWorks 2.0 ledgers with old bills for companies my dad used to do business with make us feel all nostalgic? Miss my Dad.

tliet – February 11, 2008 05:56PM Reply Quote
OK, raise your hand if you played this game 20 years ago...


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