Category Archives: Retro

USB Arcade Joystick – Complete!

The spade – spade connections weren’t very secure so out came the soldering iron. I definitely need a better one because it took ages to get the brass spades up to temperature, but it all came together in the end. … Continue reading

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USB Arcade Joystick Project

Last week I purchased a custom USB joystick interface, and with the Amiga I had a broken Kempston style joystick (cable torn/bitten/cut) so this morning I did some testing. It won’t be tidy (until I can find a way to … Continue reading

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Amiga 1200 Update – Microdrive Success!

I’ve done a lot of “playing” today. Some good and some bad has come of it. Let’s get the bad out of the way first: the left shift key doesn’t work. The problem lies in the keyboard membrane itself, which … Continue reading

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Amiga 1200 Update

I dug out an old IBM Microdrive and PCMCIA adaptor from my draw today, tried it on the Amiga but it failed to do anything (recognised but that’s all) with it so I went searching. I found the updated device … Continue reading

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New Acquisition: Amiga 1200!

Today I took delivery, from a friend at work, of an Amiga 1200 with a LOT of other stuff included! First thing I did was test the PSU levels. All good so I connected it all up, using my less … Continue reading

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Frantic Freddie

My copy of the Zzap! 64 2020 album arrived, and while perusing the contents I noticed that Frantic Freddie 2 exists for the C64. Frantic Freddie, while being a fun game with some jaunty music, was, and still is, the … Continue reading

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New YouTube Channel

I’ve started a new YouTube channel dedicated to the Retro Scene. Mostly retro games, but I’m happy to include any retro tech, and maybe even old board games, if I ever find any. At the time of writing this post, … Continue reading

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Quickshot II

A few days ago I bought a Quickshot II joystick for my C64 from eBay. Today it arrived. I knew it wasn’t going to be fully working, as advertised, because when I opened the box, two triangular pieces of metal … Continue reading

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Daphne Emulator

Well it took some doing but I finally have the Daphne Lasterdisk Emulator running again on a 64 bit Linux system (Mint 19) with libraries that are too new for the official version 🙂

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Tape Emulation

A nice birthday prezzie, a cassette drive emulator for the C64 (Tapuino) 🙂 Really easy to use too, and while disk emulation is faster, there are some interesting tape loaders out there 🙂

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