It’s amazing how different an experience gaming on a CRT monitor. It feels so much more nostalgic – like what it felt like to play video games growing up
My Commodore setup is complete: it now has an authentic (1802) monitor. The picture is amazing, and best of all: no input lag!
Welp. I think the 1040STF tops the metal TI 99/4a for my personal record of least serviceable machine. I couldn’t get the RF shield off the main board
Great. The Atari ST’s monochrome output is compatible with the TV’s VGA input. No upscaler required for basic operation. Need to find a mouse though, a joystick barely moves the cursor
After a relative searched through their old disks, a Discman driver has been found! If anyone happens to need a Mac driver for their Sony Discman, drop me a line 😆
Got a replacement power cord for the VCR, so I was finally able to check that my 8 bit machines survived the move. They did! But my cheapo modern joystick did not…
I am super pleased to have a complete vintage PowerBook set up. This 2400c came with an Ethernet card, portable(!) SCSI CD-ROM, external floppy drive, 2 spare batteries, and assorted cables
Good news: it looks like all but one of my antique computers survived moving coast to coast. Not sure that it’s really worth trying to replace the Z88 given how little software there is for it
I’m relieved to find out that the Gemini can be charged with an inexpensive USB (C) 3.1 cable. I vaguely remembered reading online that it needed a special cable, and the last USB-C cable I tried did not work. I’m not at all a fan of USB-C. It’s such a crapshoot what cable works with what device 😑
Got VICE going on the Gemini to hold me over while my C128 is packed up. Surprisingly playable, though the keyboard is just a bit too large for comfortable game play
So sad. The C128 is all packed up for our cross country move. It’ll probably be a month before I can do 8 bit computing again
Here we go, got a VIC-20 mother board. Just need to find a broken donor machine I can harvest a keyboard and case from, and I’ll have a working system!