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imnogeek
17th May 2010, 12:23
The Retro Computer Museum held another open day yesterday, I was lucky enough to be able to attend with my son (Imnosonofageek) and sample some of the luverly machines :)

Here a few piccys from the day, excuse mistakes in names please, next one in October.

Acorn A3020 (Spindizzy worlds)

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/Ac_3020.jpg

Acetronic MPU1000

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/Acetronic_MPU1000.jpg


Amstrad

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/amstrad.jpg

Apple II GS
http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/Apple-IIgs.jpg

Atari

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/atari.jpg


Atari 5200

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/atari5200.jpg

Atari / Hales ROMscanner

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/Atari_hales_romscanner.jpg

More Ataris'

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/ataris.jpg

The 4 player Bomberman Competition

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/bombermann_Comp.jpg

Cabinets

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/cabs.jpg

CGL M5

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/CGL_M5.jpg

ColourGenie

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/colourgenie.jpg

More to come...

Kin Hell
17th May 2010, 12:28
Imnosonofageek.... :lol:

Is he signed up to AmiBay yet m8?

Looks like you had a good time fella. :thumbsup:

Kin

imnogeek
17th May 2010, 12:37
Amiga 1000

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/Com_Amiga_1000_1.jpg

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/Com_Amiga_1000_2.jpg

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/Com_Amiga_1000_3.jpg

Amiga 1200

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/Com_Amiga_1200.jpg

Amiga 1500

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/Com_Amiga_1500_1.jpg

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/Com_Amiga_1500_2.jpg

Amiga 3000

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/Com_Amiga_3000_1.jpg

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/Com_Amiga_3000_2.jpg

Pet 8032

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/Com_pet_8032.jpg

Commodore +4

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/Complus4.jpg

Homebrew Acorn Atom by PHU

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/homebrew1.jpg

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/homebrew2.jpg

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/homebrew3.jpg

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/homebrew4.jpg

still more to come..

r0jaws
17th May 2010, 13:07
Excellent! I'm sorry I missed this. :(

imnogeek
17th May 2010, 13:18
Jaguar Cabinet

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/jag-1.jpg

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/jag-2.jpg

Megadrive, MegaCD, SX32

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/mega.jpg

Memtech MTX512

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/Memtech_MTX512.jpg

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/Memtech_MTX512_2.jpg


Mixture

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/mix1.jpg

N64

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/n64.jpg

Orics

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/oric_heaven.jpg

Pinball

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/pinball.jpg

Imnosonofageek playing lemmings, the future of retro gaming? :)

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/rcm_lem.jpg

The Specadore :blink:

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/specadore.jpg


Speccy Heaven

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/speccy_heaven.jpg

Texas TI99/4

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/texas_ti99_4.jpg

Thomson MO5E

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/thomson_mo5e.jpg

Vectrex

http://imnogeek.co.uk/various/RCM_MAY/vectrex.jpg


That's all :)

Gary

woodycool
17th May 2010, 14:34
Nice photos!

As per usual, my A3000 made an appearance :D and went down well.
It's a shame you didn't see me, as I've got a very interesting set up with that. I have a CF card reader poking out the back, would've been nice for a bit of Hardware pr0n!

Loved the A1000 though ..... I'm convinced, that when my situation improves, I'm gonna lookout for an A1000 now.

davideo
17th May 2010, 15:07
I had (many moons ago) a Acetronic MPU1000 along with a load of game cartridges.

One of these allowed me to cut my programming skills on. It was a cartridge that allowed you to program your own game in HEX. My wifes favourite game at the time was the old scrolling western wagon with the two cowboys on opposite sides of the screen shooting at each other. I created this on the MPU1000 with the aid of the said cartridge.


(Imnosonofageek)

PMSL

Dave G :cool:

SkydivinGirl
17th May 2010, 15:16
Thanks for the pics Gary! It looks like it was lots of fun! I'd still like to get a ZX Spectrum at some point, just to play around with it. If someone knows of a good Speccy emulator the please PM me with a link. :D


Loved the A1000 though ..... I'm convinced, that when my situation improves, I'm gonna lookout for an A1000 now.
Too bad shipping overseas would be outrageous because I have a couple and I'm sure I'm going to sell one of them. I know they are a bit rare on that side of the ocean.

Heather

T_Hairy_Bootson
17th May 2010, 17:12
Great photos! Looks like a cool place to spend the whole day. That A1000 is an NTSC version, it lacks the commodore logo. Also the first Acorn is running pacmania. :)

imnogeek
17th May 2010, 17:41
Great photos! Looks like a cool place to spend the whole day. That A1000 is an NTSC version, it lacks the commodore logo. Also the first Acorn is running pacmania.

The 1000 belongs to Quagmire, yes NTSC with a PAL chip thown in, well spotted :)

oops on the Acorn game, played both pacmania and spindizzy then let my brain die whilst typing description :Doh:

Shoonay
17th May 2010, 18:28
Very nice photos, thanks for sharing.

Firthy2002
18th May 2010, 01:18
What the hell is a Specadore?!

bazzaq
18th May 2010, 01:42
What the hell is a Specadore?!

I wondered that myself, seems its just a custom painted c64 so to match the owners zx spectrum. :blink:

rkauer
18th May 2010, 03:09
http://www.binaryzone.org/specadore.php

AndyLandy
18th May 2010, 10:46
http://www.binaryzone.org/specadore.php

That's perverse!

@rkauer: Your next challenge is to take an Amiga 1200 and decorate it up to look like an Atari Falcon.

:run:

Merlin
18th May 2010, 10:50
Is a C64 actually powerful enough to run a Spectrum emulator....??

:lol:

Shoonay
18th May 2010, 10:59
The Specadore is somewhat cool in a very perverted way... but I don't quite enjoy the name, it sounds like "Los Spectacularos Failore" to me.

rkauer
18th May 2010, 15:52
Specadore ~ pecatore, for those who can read Latin. :p

@AL: no way I'll put an awesome machine inside an utter pile of #$%&!

tokyoracer
18th May 2010, 15:59
So where abouts is this show?

imnogeek
18th May 2010, 16:02
It is at Swannington, a village in NW Leicestershire a few miles from East midlands airport.

Next one is October

Have a look here www.retrocomputermuseum.co.uk (http://www.retrocomputermuseum.co.uk)

Gary

Kin Hell
18th May 2010, 23:49
http://www.binaryzone.org/specadore.php

That's perverse!

@rkauer: Your next challenge is to take an Amiga 1200 and decorate it up to look like an Atari Falcon.

:run:

:twisted:

Kin

Harrison
19th May 2010, 02:24
I remember the Specadore from when it was first completed and images were posted around the internet. Caused a lot of discussion at the time. :)

And thanks for all the pics. Looked great and so many great machines working. A couple I actually didn't know, or don't remember...

Would have been great to attend. Will really have to try and make the next one, and bring some of my machines along too.

imnogeek
22nd May 2010, 11:42
I have just recieved this email from RCM, so to confirm for those that were asking...



We are proud to announce our 5th Retro Gaming Day!
Venue is:- The Institute, Main Street, Swannington, Coalville LE67 8QL (subject to change!)
Date and Time:- Sunday 31st October 2010 from 10.30am - 5.00pm
Ticket Prices:- 5.00 for adults, 1.00 for children for pre-ticket sales and 7.00 for adults, 2.00 for children on the day ticket sales.
Tickets will be available from August 1st and can be purchased either by clicking on our donate button which is at the top left hand side of this page, which will in turn take you to our paypal account or on the day at the venue (at the higher cost). If you wish to pay by other means please send either myself or Linda a PM!
The closing date for pre-ticket sales will be October 14th. We will send out the purchased tickets two weeks before the event. If anybody needs any more information please do not hesitate to ask!
You will be able to see the usual stuff and hopefully some new attractions too! We will post more about this when we know ourselves! ;)
Competition will be announced shortly too.
RCM


Follow what's happening on www.retrocomputermuseum.co.uk (http://www.retrocomputermuseum.co.uk)

Gary

Tomse
22nd May 2010, 19:37
great pics :-)

I see several Joysticks that I had through time..

the quickjoy (as far as I remember it's name to be) on the Apple II machine was my first analog


thanks for sharing :-)

Jumping Anaconda
23rd May 2010, 16:25
I very nearly started a thread the other day about the Acetronic MPU1000/2000, which was the console I had until I got an Amiga 500. The hardware was a license of a design by Radofin, and it came in lots of different cases, depending on the licensee.

I thought it was one of the best console designs around, despite the fact that most of the software written for the platform avoided kludges and was much more limited in scope. I was quite suprised to try Winarcadia which emulates the identical Intellivison system (the only real difference was the cartridge connector, which made the two systems superficially incompatible) and discover games with scrolling intro screens, pulling off much more Atari 2600 style games. It seems it started off as a Pong style machine and ended up much more than that.

But the thing I really like about the Radofine/Acetronic platform is the controller. It uses an analog system that in my opinion really works well, and I have frequently been suprised that this style of controller never made it to the next generations of consoles and computers.

My Acetronic MPU 2000 is probably the one item I could never ever part with, although the last time I fired it up, about 9 years ago, one of the controllers was sick and it was having trouble booting. If there was anybody about that could restore it for me I would be very eager to hear (although I think for nostalgia purposes I would prefer to keep the repurposed modified rawl plugs we used to replace the original broken joysticks).

And one thing the emulators can not recreate, the "whiiiiirrrrrrrrrr... BANG!" when you load a cartridge. I have never come across any other system that does that!!!!!


I had (many moons ago) a Acetronic MPU1000 along with a load of game cartridges.

One of these allowed me to cut my programming skills on. It was a cartridge that allowed you to program your own game in HEX. My wifes favourite game at the time was the old scrolling western wagon with the two cowboys on opposite sides of the screen shooting at each other. I created this on the MPU1000 with the aid of the said cartridge.


(Imnosonofageek) PMSL

Dave G :cool:

rkauer
4th November 2010, 02:24
Thread necromancy!

Reviewing the post #3 I saw three bad mistakes:

1-the A1000 with an A500 mouse (no 90 angled connector);

2- A3000 with an A2000 keyboard;

3-The A1200 with a pregnant mouse from A3000UX!

Tahoe
7th November 2010, 09:39
3-The A1200 with a pregnant mouse from A3000UX!

/nitpickmode on/
Actually, the two button is the standard A3000 mouse, the A3000UX has a 3 button version. The mice from the A1200 and A3000 are swapped, they belong the other way around.
/nitpickmode off/