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by English Invader
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: exxos's webshop forcefully shutdown :(
Replies: 139
Views: 41559

Re: exxos's webshop forcefully shutdown :(

I know it's rather old fashioned, and banks don't like it, but you can't go wrong with Personal Cheques. Or Postal Orders. Paid in advance on a cash only basis at the Post Office and guaranteed to be cashable at the other end. I honestly can't think of a more secure means of payment for both the bu...
by English Invader
Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: exxos's webshop forcefully shutdown :(
Replies: 139
Views: 41559

Re: exxos's webshop forcefully shutdown :(

Someone suggested Bitcoin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin Another option would be to look for some kind of independent regulatory authority that would make PayPal more accountable for their use of the ban hammer. Certainly some kind of discrimination suit might be possible - anything that fac...
by English Invader
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: exxos's webshop forcefully shutdown :(
Replies: 139
Views: 41559

Re: exxos's webshop forcefully shutdown :(

I remember coming across a similar story on AtariAge where someone was randomly banned for buying a ColecoVision homebrew (no one responded to his e-mails either). If I had to guess PayPal's reasoning it would be something along the lines of homebrew/modded products are unlicensed products i.e. no o...
by English Invader
Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:40 am
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: For Sale: Atari ST Book
Replies: 28
Views: 9187

Re: For Sale: Atari ST Book

but for the love of god, I'd want an ST Book, this was so far ahead of it's time and is a damned shame that Atari didn't make/sell more. This is the one that is basically an STe in a laptop, right? I think that's stretching it a bit. It's a monochrome display so you won't be running r0x or Sleepwal...
by English Invader
Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Vampire 2 type hardwar for ST and why I want it.
Replies: 50
Views: 15547

Re: Vampire 2 type hardwar for ST and why I want it.

Anima wrote:Why would you want to degrade your old computer to an intelligent keyboard?


Quoted for truth.
by English Invader
Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari STm
Replies: 4
Views: 2034

Re: Atari STm

The power consumption of such a floppy emulator is probably so low that you could power it from the original power supply. Isn't the problem rather fitting the emulator inside the 520 STm's case without too many modification to case and shielding? Or do you want the floppy emulator as an external d...
by English Invader
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari ST/STE Packs and boxes
Replies: 10
Views: 3899

Re: Atari ST/STE Packs and boxes

Nice collection. Haven't seen an STe Turbo Pack box for years.

The only ST boxes I have are the common as muck 520 STfm Discovery Pack, a white 520 STe box and an original 520 ST box for a very recently purchased STm (still waiting for it to arrive).
by English Invader
Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari STm
Replies: 4
Views: 2034

Atari STm

I bought an Atari 520 STm with a 1MB upgrade yesterday and was thinking about the possibility of building an adaptor to connect an external floppy drive cable to an external-internal floppy interface and using that to run a Gotek HxC floppy emulator. I have zero experience of soldering or hardware b...
by English Invader
Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Convert UK STFM to North America
Replies: 19
Views: 5364

Re: Convert UK STFM to North America

Some games also allow the user to change refresh rate. Off the top of my head, Super Hang On and Anarchy.
by English Invader
Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Frogger STFM/E BETA Release Vers: 12th Aug
Replies: 33
Views: 14115

Re: Frogger STFM/E BETA Release Vers: 11th Aug

Hard disk version runs without issue on my 4MB STe with TOS 1.62. Great stuff and a real improvement on Dave Munsie's Frogger. And kudos for coding the game to work on a 1MB STfm. There are too many STe/TT/Falcon master-racers as it is and the older hardware often gets forgotten. Would love to see m...
by English Invader
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Convert UK STFM to North America
Replies: 19
Views: 5364

Re: Convert UK STFM to North America

The monitor port can be used for composite or RGB so there should be no need to use the RF modulator. The power issue might just be a question of using a UK to US travel adaptor. I've used a few foreign power supplies from Europe for other systems and a travel adaptor has done the trick. A few peopl...
by English Invader
Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: What was the first game you played on your ST?
Replies: 181
Views: 79874

Re: What was the first game you played on your ST?

I had the 520STE Turbo Pack and I don't remember if the dealer threw in extra games or not (Digicom) but the first one I played was Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade - Action Game. Bring a big Indy fan... Same here, but the first game I played was Outrun. That was quite a good bundle. The only dud...
by English Invader
Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: ST Article in this month's Retro Gamer
Replies: 15
Views: 11049

ST Article in this month's Retro Gamer

Six page article in this month's issue (#140) in honour of the ST's 30th anniversary which seems to have been forgotten in all the hype for the Amiga's 30th.

Will comment more when I've had a chance to read the article in more depth.
by English Invader
Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: TOS 1.04 on an STE
Replies: 5
Views: 1878

Re: TOS 1.04 on an STE

May I ask what you expect to gain from this? A 4MB STe with 1.62 is a pretty good all-rounder. A few versions of older games won't work, but there are usually alternative versions or hard disk adaptions that will run instead. If you want to use the non-STe versions, it makes sense to just use an STf...
by English Invader
Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: EBay Chancer of the Week
Replies: 15
Views: 9086

Re: EBay Chancer of the Week

I saw that auction the other day. Within a few months of buying/collecting/hoarding ST software/hardware, you'll pick up at least five of those leads without even trying.
by English Invader
Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STFM teardown with upgrades and other videos
Replies: 7
Views: 3820

Re: STFM teardown with upgrades and other videos

I saw these videos a while back. The STfm teardown was of particular help to me as I was able to use the information to replace the motherboard on a non-working ST. I can now open up and disassemble an ST, replace a disk drive/keyboard/PSU and put it back together again. Hopefully, I'll get round to...
by English Invader
Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Best ST joypad?
Replies: 42
Views: 28014

Re: Best ST joypad?

Good video. Thanks for sharing.
by English Invader
Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Zynaps
Replies: 6
Views: 3866

Zynaps

This is a game I discovered recently. Ultra hard side-scrolling shoot-em-up by Hewson. I find it both relaxing and addictive. At the moment, I'm trying to reach the second high score of 30,000 but the highest I've got so far is about 18,000. The 100,000 top score seems a long way off. I guess I find...
by English Invader
Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Onslaught
Replies: 6
Views: 4167

Re: Onslaught

I had the Mega Drive version of Onslaught as a kid, but it was too complex a game for me at the time. These days I enjoy the ST version a lot. It's great when you find games that were lost on you as a child but can appreciate as an adult.
by English Invader
Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Best ST joypad?
Replies: 42
Views: 28014

Re: Best ST joypad?

Joystick all the way. A d-pad only gives you about 1/10 of the flexibility you need for home computer games.

My joystick of preference for the ST/Amiga/Spectrum/C64 is the Mindscape Powerplayer. Ideal for games that require a lot of precision like Stunt Car Racer.
by English Invader
Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: OutRun, positively surprised
Replies: 28
Views: 16579

Re: OutRun, positively surprised

Both graphic and sounds seems not as good as the ST version ( first game I test that has better sound on ST I think ). Depends on what you call better sound. I'll take a properly composed ST song over a load of facile Paula sampling any day of the week (Oh yeah!) Having said that, when Amiga music ...
by English Invader
Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: OutRun, positively surprised
Replies: 28
Views: 16579

Re: OutRun, positively surprised

Outrun is the first ST game I ever played (also first version of Outrun I ever played) and I was completely blown away by it. 23 years on, Outrun still remains one of my favourite games on the ST.
by English Invader
Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Giana Sisters STE - New Game!
Replies: 340
Views: 97152

Re: Giana Sisters STE - New Game!

Looking that cover pic of Go! release with text "The brothers are history !" I asking self - did such provoking made Nintendo suing them ? :D I believe that's the case. There are other games that have cloned the Super Mario format in more subtle ways and not suffered any legal consequence...
by English Invader
Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Atari mug on evilbay (not mine)
Replies: 1
Views: 2572

Re: Atari mug on evilbay (not mine)

I have a mug like that for the VIC-20. They've been around for a few years now.
by English Invader
Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Disk drive is giving up
Replies: 4
Views: 2050

Re: Disk drive is giving up

(I'm getting dangerously low on working disk drives - a general guide on how to get them back into working state would be much appreciated. I'd rather stay away from switching them out for other models). I'm not an expert on this but there are a couple of things you can do: - clean disk drive with ...

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