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  1. What fun (and no, I don't mean replying to my own thread again ). I received the new PSU from the US yesterday and it does look like a quality bit of kit. However, when I plugged it in all that I saw was a screen full of garbled text. I tried the other PSU I have access to (my friend's official PSU) and it too showed the messed up graphics. Looking online it appears that 2 RAM chips have died. So that tells me that either: The Colecovision somehow broke since my last post two weeks ago despite it not being used at all OR The new PSU damaged the RAM when I first pl
  2. Off topic maybe but New Retro Arcade Neon is amazing in VR. You can almost smell the beer stained carpets as you (virtually) walk around your custom made arcade. It needs a really beefy PC to run at a decent framerate and it's a pain having to drop the VR controls to pick up a, let's say, Xbox 360 pad to actually play the games but overall it's a really neat idea and works really well.
  3. I've been researching this for a the past couple of days and have decided I've no real choice but to buy this power supply from eBay in the US. It's $49.99 which isn't too bad but once you add on delivery and import duties it comes in at over $90! (About £80 at the moment I think). At least they offer the option of the UK plug when you buy the item. I've heard it's REALLY good quality and might even improve the quality of the TV signal (over RF) but I can't imagine it being $90 good. Still, at least my Colecovision will work again.
  4. Hi everyone. I'm having a problem with my UK/Pal Colecovision and, thanks to a friend, I've been able to prove the problem relates to the power supply. Unfortunately, I'm not really any good with repairing things at a component level so I need to buy a new or working replacement power supply. The thing is, they are not easy to find and so I'm hoping someone on here can guide me in the right direction to finding one somewhere. There is a modern replacement called a ColUSB that I would buy in an instant if they actually had any in stock. I don't think th
  5. It might help to think of it like an actual Commodore 64 motherboard (with all the chips and circuitry) that at the press of a button, summons a wizard to cast a magic spell on it thus turning it into a Spectrum motherboard. Another button press and the MiSTer wizard re-appears and turns it into a Bubble Bobble arcade machine motherboard. Each time it magically changes, all of the connected devices (keyboard, joystick/joypad and screen) can still connect to the motherboard (again by two types of magic called USB and HDMI). The idea is that each core (or magic spell) makes a 1
  6. What is this? How the? What the?
  7. I want the full Sanwa parts from the actual Astro City cabs - nothing else will do for me. That's basically because I want the form factor and the controls more than the bundled games (but only if it can be hacked ala the other minis).
  8. Now this is something I'll be all over from day one. I love the astro city cabs and their sanwa sticks/buttons (aren't they the same that was used on the DC Arcade Stick?) and I also loved the idea of the Starforce Pi (here). So... if I could get one of these and mod it to play lots of games then that would be awesome. Will be looking forwards to this one.
  9. I bought my lad one of these for Christmas and it's REALLY good. It has NFC for Amiibos and full gyro support too. Really impressed for the price.
  10. Now that I've got mine all working fine, despite the battle I had with the screen in the first instance, the Odroid Advance is a great bit of kit. I highly recommend it. I also bought my brother a RG350 for Xmas and that's probably on par overall with the Odroid Advance. You won't go too far wrong with either.
  11. I've just pre-ordered it now. It looks great. In fairness, all of their books are great in my opinion.
  12. Can we have a version for the Vectrex please? It'd be amazing. I think I'll buy that on Switch right away. Thanks for the heads-up.
  13. I don't know if it's acceptable to mention something you're selling in here (I kinda did already a couple of posts up) but I've just created a 'For Sale' item in the Trading folder: I'd love these games to go to a welcoming home so please do feel like you can make me an offer. If there's no interest after a while I'll probably split them and sell them individually. I spent a fair bit of time taking photos of each game and scouring eBay for a realistic/fair price for each so hopefully I'm not too far from a fair asking price. If this isn't good form, then
  14. Hi folks. I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this but before I start selling my Saturn collection (such that it is), I was wondering if you guys could give me a rough indication of value for the 21 games I have? Most of them have instruction manuals and most cases vary between okay and pretty decent. There might be one that's a bit tatty or one that's in really good condition. Hopefully the photo will show you that though. I suspect a lot of them are the £10 on eBay types but I also suspect that a few might go for £20 or even £40 plus. Any thoughts o
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