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by MM007
Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:06 am
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Why do we still have Floppys!?
Replies: 60
Views: 6504

I have them for bootable media, generally. In addition, some older computers/OSes need drivers for USE drives and media cards. a 1.44MB will work in most machines, save the newer ones which have them removed.
by MM007
Sun Jul 23, 2006 6:58 am
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: Cartridge Containing All The Games On a Super Joy III?
Replies: 14
Views: 1992

My black one came with it, and it isn't that bad....it has SMB1, I think Tetris, and a Macross Game, among other things. I'm keeping it, but it does come with more than the red, and isn't totally useless. ^^
by MM007
Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Sony's most embarrissing E3 moments
Replies: 20
Views: 2101

Judging the systems before hand is a big problem...Ben's formula seems to work, but perhaps the corelarion only exists because games on lower spec machines have to be fun to compete rather than super flashy. A good bit of it is the software, which we simply do not have access to. All we have are spe...
by MM007
Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Consoles-on-a-chip
Replies: 13
Views: 3483

Then you should look into the C64 on a chip, or look for the old first-party Commodore SX-64(http://oldcomputers.net/sx64.html).
by MM007
Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: NES lockout chip
Replies: 7
Views: 1484

Because it is said that some games mess up without the lockout chip. I haven't encountered it on the NES, but I have on the SNES, and it is the same chip, so it is certainly possible. It's best to throw in a switch to be absolutely certain of compatibility.
by MM007
Tue Jul 11, 2006 6:18 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: Concept schematic: NES Clock toggle
Replies: 3
Views: 1466

I just threw in the underclocking for the sake of it, pretty much. The overclocking and default are more likely to be used. The underclocking can be removed at will.
by MM007
Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Tuneing a Computer
Replies: 27
Views: 2216

Damn Small Linux can copy a complete version of itself to RAM if you have 128 MB to fool with, and it is very nice. Basically, if you're going to run Damn Small Linux, I'd put in 128MB plus the RAM for the programs you will be running that aren't part of the DSL's installation package. Of course, th...
by MM007
Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:50 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: does this thing work with ALL nes games?
Replies: 5
Views: 2611

In that case you may be better off making your own layout. Search for the NES chip pinout.
by MM007
Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:05 am
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: does this thing work with ALL nes games?
Replies: 5
Views: 2611

Nintendo made it themselves, so the short answer is probably "Yes". Whether or not a joystick and table top unit is as good as a controller for every game is a different story, but people seem to like this device in general, from what I've heard, and I like it well enough.
by MM007
Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:02 am
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: zombies.
Replies: 60
Views: 7313

zombies can live for five years without food until they rot That statement contradicts known physical processes :P Yeah, zombies tend to do that a lot. if zoombies poped out of no wares and my town was in trubble, how would I know? and would i be in any danger? well I would head off to the woods wi...
by MM007
Sun Jul 09, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: what are some GRRRRRRRRRR-EAT (shoots tony tiger) nes games?
Replies: 18
Views: 2861

Try to get a refurbished NES if you can. If not, odds are you will have to wire or buy a new cartridge slot for it.
by MM007
Sun Jul 09, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: Concept schematic: NES Clock toggle
Replies: 3
Views: 1466

Concept schematic: NES Clock toggle

After looking at the NES Overclocking Procedure for the ump-teenth time, I finally decided to get off my duff (and back on my duff in my computer chair) to design a circuit that would permit several clock speeds to be possible, and a display to show which was activated. Here is the first: http://i2....
by MM007
Sat Jul 08, 2006 2:20 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Electronic educational backround
Replies: 19
Views: 3078

Vocational school, 2 years.
by MM007
Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: New PC
Replies: 15
Views: 1842

First, you should try to get as much RAM as your motherboard and OS can handle, probably. Anything to shrink that blasted Virtual Memory. Intel vs. AMD fanboyism seems to be starting in this thread, so I would like to say this: Though IA-32/x86 and IA-64 compatible, the hardware is different enough ...
by MM007
Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:15 am
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: TV goggles?
Replies: 26
Views: 2312

Yeah, but can you focus your eyes on something that simple and close to your face without going cross-eyed?