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Retro Treasures : The GG Shinobi (Sega Game Gear) [[source]]


GG Shinobi is hands down the best scrolling fighter to ever appear on Sega's handheld and an excellent adaptation of the arcade classic that is as playable today as it was 24 years (oh, gods) ago. Crucially, this particular copy of GG Shinobi (Game Gear) currently on auction at eBay seems to have been perfectly preserved; complete and in its box. It's the Japanese version of the game, which, as you know, happily runs on consoles of all regions.
Seller ships to the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Australian Retro Gamer : Brutal 8-Bit Fatalities [[source]]


Could you imagine the media frenzy if our beloved 8-bit video games had gruesome fatalities just like in Mortal Kombat? Now that would be an awesome dream come true. You can never have enough fatalities in video games (Ed: settle down!). I would personally like to see those pesky Galaga bugs get obliterated in the most […]

Jason Kelk : Workprint – March 2015 [[source]]


Since the blog has been a bit quiet of late and because I get asked once in a while what I’m currently working on, this is hopefully going to be the first of a series of monthly project updates. But, since even on a good day I have the attention span of a bag of […]

Octoate - The Amstrad CPC : SamaruX – Unix-like shell for CP/M [[source]]


Miguel I. Garcia Lopez released the first version of his Unix-like shell for CP/M systems with Z80 CPU called SamaruX. Of course it features standard functionalities like redirecting the output of stdin / stdout, piping, environment variables, batch processing and much more. It was written with MESCC, a Small-C compiler for CP/M. If you are still using CP/M on your Amstrad CPC and want to test it, you can get the latest version of SamaruX, its source code and the MESCC compiler from the Floppy Software homepage. You can discuss about it in the CPCWiki forums.

Some features:

  • Redirection of stdin and stdout with > and <
  • Piping with |
  • Environment with variables $TERM, $USER, etc.
  • Command line history
  • Profiling for environment customization
  • Command aliasing
  • Batch processing with flow control and arguments passing
  • Complete on-line manual
  • Prompt customization
  • Built-in commands: cp, rm, mv, man, cat, more, grep…

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Vintage is the new old : New game ‘Megablasters: Escape from Castle in the Clouds’ for the Amstrad CPC [[source]]



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We missed to report the release of a new game for the Amstrad CPC called ‘Megablasters: Escape from Castle in the Clouds’, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the release of the original Megablasters, sometimes considered the best game released for the platform.

To compensate our oversight, we are now letting you know about a video published on YouTube by Xyphoem, with a review/longplay of the game.

The game can also be download following the link below.

Download: CPCWiki

Vintage is the new old : Antic – The Atari 8-bit Podcast #19 is Full of Goodies [[source]]


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The episode #19 of Antic is out, and it if full of interesting discussions and information.

Some of the content:

  • The release of source code for Action!, BASIC XL, and Star Raiders
  • ROB (Player/Missile Podcast) fills us in about Atari emulation on the Android
  • Brad gives a technical overview of the Atari 400 and 800 machines
  • Randy tells you everything you ever wanted to know about Atari BASIC but was afraid to ask
  • and we discuss the release of thousands of Atari program screenshots
Link: Antic Podcast

Commodore is awesome : Amiga Emulator for Android Uae4all2 is back to Google Play [[source]]


uae4all The user lubomyr on English Amiga Board has announced that he was able to published the Amiga Emulator for Android again, under a new identification, as well as replacing the screenshots that could be the cause of the copyright complains that caused the software to be pulled out on the first place.

He also warns that this version is only for devices with NEON support. For device without NEON support, as tegra2, there will probably be a separate version later.

Source: EAB Forums Link: Google Play

Australian Retro Gamer : Vintage Pokémon [[source]]


Damn it, I totally missed it! On February 27, those pesky pocket monsters, oops, I mean Pokémon, celebrated their 19th anniversary! Wow, how time flies when you are hunting wild Pokémon. Instead of hurling a Poké Ball around here (Ed: you have no idea, do you?), we thought we would share some awesome rustic Pokémon ads created by […]

Vintage is the new old : Amiga Emulator for Android Uae4all2 is back to Google Play [[source]]


uae4all The user lubomyr on English Amiga Board has announced that he was able to published the Amiga Emulator for Android again, under a new identification, as well as replacing the screenshots that could be the cause of the copyright complains that caused the software to be pulled out on the first place.

He also warns that this version is only for devices with NEON support. For device without NEON support, as tegra2, there will probably be a separate version later.

Source: EAB Forums Link: Google Play

Vintage is the new old : The Battle of Britain’s Home Computers – Seminar at CCS [[source]]


ccs_logo If you live in UK, you might be interested to know that the Computer Conservation Society is organizing a seminar, where Gareth Halfacree will cover some of the biggest moments, technologies and personalities from the period between late 70’s and early 80’s that led to, as Commodore founder Jack Tramiel famously put it, “computers for the masses, not the classes” and an impact that can still be felt today.

The seminar will happen in two dates and two different places:

Date: Thu 19th March 2015
Time: 14:30
Location: Fellows Library of the Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD

Date: Tue 15th March 2016
Time: 17:30
Location: The Conference Centre. Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Manchester. M3 4FP

Link: CCS

Vintage is the new old : Brand-new and colourful original cases for your Commodore 64C [[source]]


c64red It is happening now a Kickstarter campaign very different than the usual retro-game/book we see all the time. ‘Original Commodore 64C Computer Housing in New Cool Colors’ promises you cases for your Commodore 64C made using the original production molds for the housing for that model.

You can buy them on Bright White, Bright Red or Royal Blue for $35 USD each (+ shipping) or snag them all for $99 USD. Dallas Moore, who’s behind the project says that only 500 will be made of each colour, and those colours will never be used again, and that they will start production as soon as they get funded, even if the campaign is still running. That means you can get your colourful C64 case sooner than you could expect.

I will certainly grab one, but I am not sure which colour! They all look awesome. Blue!….no, Red!….hmmm, no White!….aaaah!

Link: Kickstarter

Commodore is awesome : Brand-new and colourful original cases for your Commodore 64C [[source]]


c64red It is happening now a Kickstarter campaign very different than the usual retro-game/book we see all the time. ‘Original Commodore 64C Computer Housing in New Cool Colors’ promises you cases for your Commodore 64C made using the original production molds for the housing for that model.

You can buy them on Bright White, Bright Red or Royal Blue for $35 USD each (+ shipping) or snag them all for $99 USD. Dallas Moore, who’s behind the project says that only 500 will be made of each colour, and those colours will never be used again, and that they will start production as soon as they get funded, even if the campaign is still running. That means you can get your colourful C64 case sooner than you could expect.

I will certainly grab one, but I am not sure which colour! They all look awesome. Blue!….no, Red!….hmmm, no White!….aaaah!

Link: Kickstarter

nIGHTFALL : Atari 400 PAL / Communicator I & II / Bookkeeper / Programmer … [[source]]


The Atari 8-bit family is a series of 8-bit home computers introduced by Atari, Inc. in 1979 and manufactured until 1992. All are based on the MOS Technology 6502 CPU running at 1.79 MHz, roughly twice that of similar designs, and were the first home computers designed with custom co-processor chips. This architecture allowed the [...]

Vintage is the new old : Retro Computing Roundtable episode #95 [[source]]


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On this new episode of Retro Computing Roundtable, the host will be Paul Hagstrom, with the help of Earl Evans and Carrington Vanston.

The host topic is The gear left behind outweighs the needs of the few, or the one – There will come a time when whatever we have in our collection becomes somebody else’s responsibility. What should we be doing? Those of us collecting now have certainly all seen this happen, when we pick up piles of treasure from someone clearing out dearly departed grampa’s incomprehensible stuff from the attic, or from the lady down the street who did Apples in her garage. Is there a time to downsize? Information to write down for others? Are there organizations to contact for assistance, or should there be?

Link: RCR

Commodore is awesome : Original Commodore 64C Computer Housing in New Cool Colours [[source]]


5531688d7fa1e05f1514ebb061d83279_largeIt’s finally happened, the one thing all you Retrogamers have been longing for!
A Kickstarter project has started to bring your old Commodore 64 back to life with brand new original Commodore 64c casing! The target goal is $10,000 and it has already reached $6,502! Looks like this may become a reality! Currently you can choose from three different colours, Red, Blue and White, but we are hoping they might possibly listen to the fanbase and do transparent and original Commodore beige. No one seemed to be interested in the history the high grade steel molds represented. I knew if I didn’t purchase these molds, they were headed to the scrapyard as the gross weight of the two molds (one set for the upper housing and one set for the bottom housing) was over 5000 pounds and the owner was closing up shop and selling the warehouse. My emotional attachment to what the Commodore 64C meant to me as a child would not allow me to let them go to the scrapyard, and they became mine. So if you fancy a brand spanking new C64c case to replace your current ageing yellow one, head over to Kickstarter and make your pledge!

Website: https://www.kickstarter.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/com64kickstarter

Commodore is awesome : Amiga-Emulator Uae4all2 removed from Google Play Store [[source]]


uae4all Amiga News reported today that the maintainer of the Android-port of the Amiga emulator Uae4all2 has been informed by the team of the Android-app-store “Google Play Store” that his application has been removed.

The message sent by Google explains that the application was removed due to violation of the intellectual property and impersonation or deceptive behavior provisions of the Content Policy.

Source: amiga-news.de