Friday, June 15, 2012

Man! It's been a while since I updated!
To be honest I've been concentrating on actually getting content up on the YouTube channel
Also I've had some health problems over the last few months , had a family member very seriously ill in hospital (they're out and better) , dabbled in playing World of Warcraft again and lastly my son was born!
So I've a valid excuse!
I'm currently back in the compare conversions format , looking at as many ports of old arcade games as I can .Stuff like Pac-land and Up N down weren't too strenuous , but I'm currently on Bubble bobble , which is at this stage sapping my will to live!
My collectting has kind of stalled a bit
I've gotten a lot of the software I wanted , and hardware wise I think I've hit a wall in that the stuff I dont have yet (MegaCD,32x,PC engine, CD32 etc) tends to go for horrible prices on ebay (and when it doesnt the f@#kers wont ship to Ireland..doh!).On the other hand I picked up an Amstrad CPC , and successfully modded it to accept input directly from MP3 player , without breaking it or drilling off a any parts of me..result!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


So Christmas over, and what with having a small child and a pregnant wife , free time was hard to come by , so the two or three videos I was planning to do didnt happen.(still had a great Christmas with them though!).
I managed to get Terminator Future shock working with Dosbox, and had a blast with it.
Its still a good game and reminds me a lot of Fallout 3 (speaking of which I picked up Fallout:NV for a fiver in the steam sale , God knows when I'll have some free time to play it though), especially in that you can enter any of the wrecked buildings.
I managed a playthough and commentary recording one night.Shot a live action bit at the end over 10 minutes the next , added a very crappy special effect the last night , then did a render and uploaded.
The review contains about 6 seconds of the terminator theme tune (around 3 at the start and 3 or so at the end) , I don't reckon this is enough to get flagged , but I re-rendered a second video with it removed just in case.
I'd been hoping to do a bit on Fatal Racing/Whiplash and Screamer (even have a sealed screamer for an unboxing), but they just dont run well in dosbox.I'm going to revive an old Win98 era laptop and output its S-video port to the vidcap card on my pc (Its still handier than Virtual machining seemingly) so that's another one for the "To-do" list.