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RetroGaming meetup - 8-bits of two makes a byte

by mrad01 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:56 pm

Another RetroGamer's meetup has been scheduled - this time we have more notice! Focus on 1980s 8-bit micro computer gaming.

Albany, Auckland, Tuesday 3rd Dec. Details here: http://www.meetup.com/RetroGamers/

Please RSVP for pizza's sake!

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Re: RetroGaming meetup - 8-bits of two makes a byte

by mrad01 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:05 pm

** Bump **

This tuesday - 3rd Dec. Click above to find out where/when. Please RSVP via meetup.com for numbers.

Confirmed: C64s (SSD), Spectrums (tapes), Atari 400 (carts), Atari 800XL (carts), Atari 2600/7800 (carts), Sega SC3000 (Multicarts)
Possible: Spectravideo SV328 (if I can get it completed in time)
Not 8bit computers, but there: Spacies Machines (2100 games), Amiga CD32 (multiCDs), Sega Master System, Nintendo SNES

+ anything else brought in by people attending. We have TVs and Monitors to use.

All playable! Come along to meet others and play old games.

Beer, Chips, Pizza provided.
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Re: RetroGaming meetup - 8-bits of two makes a byte

by mrad01 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:47 pm

Great night! We ended up with some awesome hardware showcasing some of the best games from the 1980s 8bit computing era. Awesome to see radar and dsakey there with hardware - along with my own stuff.

The Vectrex and Sony MSX machines were pure gold in terms of novelty and cool - and I must say I was impressed with how bloody good the games for the ZX Spectrum are - and how that cheap little plastic box packs such a punch.

Of course the Apple II and C64 played their solid list of gaming titles - so it was enjoyable.

There are a few photos on my twitter account @mrad02 - but I'll post some here when I get a chance.
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Re: RetroGaming meetup - 8-bits of two makes a byte

by tezza » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:51 am

Saw the twitter photos. Seemed like a great evening!
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Re: RetroGaming meetup - 8-bits of two makes a byte

by Radar » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:12 pm

Really enjoyed last night, was great to meet more like minded enthusiasts and spend some time playing with some classic systems and talking retro.
Have to order one of the those dinky little C64 drives :)
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Re: RetroGaming meetup - 8-bits of two makes a byte

by mrad01 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:57 pm

Those without "SSD"s connected to their retro 8 bit machines. Here are a few links. (check them out for yourself - they have worked for me, but make sure they fit your needs first)

Commodore 64 SDCARD mini disk drive: http://www.sd2iec.co.uk/id4.html

Spectrum SD Card & Joystick: https://sites.google.com/site/interface1bis/home
Spectrum CF Card: http://lotharek.pl/product.php?pid=25

Apple II CF & USB: http://shop.dreher.net/

Sega SC-3000 Multicart: http://www.sc3000-multicart.com/

There are many options around - esp for the Spectrum.
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