If, like me, you like your old computers, you could do an awful lot worse than pay a visit to Andy’s Retro Computers, a site of “vintage computers and other stuff”.
The eponymous Andy describes himself as a “collector of vintage computers”. He shares his home with an impressive collection of these old-time machines, one that’s growing all the time. Some are brands you’ll know well, but others you may not be so familiar with.(more...)
For some inexplicable reason I’ve always had a soft spot for U.S. Gold’s 8-bit, action packed game Psycho Pigs UXB. A spot so soft, in fact, that I even produced my own reimagined and much extended version for the Amiga, Turbo Tomato! I was therefore happy (as a pig in …) to learn that a new remake of Psycho Pigs UXB is under way over at Tardis Remakes.(more...)
The Coca-Cola Company, worldwide purveyor of refreshing cola based beverages, are running an interesting marketing campaign at the moment that’s a little bit different to the usual and has something for the retrogamer. They’ve commissioned German artists eBoy to produce posters of a number of Irish cites in their “Pixorama” style, highly reminiscent of the isometric arcade adventures of old such as Head Over Heels and Get Dexter!(more...)
Markus has released an updated version of the open source Amstrad CPC emulator package, JavaCPC. JavaCPC powers the Amstrad CPC Online Arcade at one of my other websites, girv dot net. I helped a little with this release by converting the TZX2WAV utility (by Francisco Javier Crespo) from C to Java and integrating it with the JavaCPC sources.(more...)
Over at CPC-Live, Markus has released an updated version of the JavaCPC open source Amstrad CPC emulator package. JavaCPC powers the Amstrad CPC Online Arcade at one of my other websites, girv dot net.
Version 6.2 of JavaCPC brings the following changes:
- Bilinear display filtering
- Tape support
- YM recorder and player
- Memory size and computer name selectable
- Automatic and manual update checking
- Many other bugfixes and improvements