Following a discussion on a Facebook group the other day, I decided to get one of these MP3 players that can go into a compact casette player and try and load a tape game onto a old computer. So, I dug out the Amstrad CPC, converted some tape games in .CDT format to .WAV using […]
UPDATED 28 February 2019: New eBay link added The sticker on my Dragon 32 was a little worse for wear. Luckily, there is a seller on eBay who is selling reproduction labels. The first task was to remove the old label. This was surprisingly tricky as some of the glue was very solid and stubborn […]
For many years, I have been wanting one of these devices – the Covox Speech Thing (Wikipedia). This is a device that connects to a PCs parallel port and gives the PC a 8bit voice. Unfortunately, I have never found one for sale for a decent price, so I though about making my own. Following […]
An entire weekend dedicated to the Retro Computing Community. The Centre for Computing History will be opening it’s doors on the 16th & 17th September 2017 and welcoming enthusiasts to exhibit their personal collections, retro computing mods and hacks.
This is a question that always gets the classic computer enthusiasts talking – what’s your best/favorite 8 bit computer? Is it because it has the best graphics, best sound, best choice of hardware, best selection of games etc?
Some very sad news this evening: Gamasutra reports that Ralph Baer, widely regarded as the father of the video game industry, has passed away at the age of 92.
The Sinclair Spectrum Vega is a new low cost games computer based on Sir Clive’s hugely successful Spectrum products of the early 1980s.
I spent many hours trying to get a optimal configuration for my system using this BIOS setup screen! The screenshot was taken from my 486 DX2 66Mhz PC.
The Tandy Colour TV Scoreboard (60-9005A). Multi game system.