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Site News / Re: Hello
Last post by wearecity - Feb 24, 2019, 12:56 PM
Welcome, I fancy a Top Shandy for some reason now.
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Site News / Re: Hello
Last post by Geddy - Feb 24, 2019, 12:52 PM
Welcome, enjoy your stay!
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Site News / Re: Hello
Last post by DAD - Feb 24, 2019, 10:27 AM
Nice intro topshaun, welcome to the site :)
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Site News / Hello
Last post by topshaun - Feb 24, 2019, 09:32 AM
Hello everyone, great to be a member on this site. I've been playing fruit machines since the 70's, so thats giving my age lol. from the 1p and 2p machines when 50p would last all night when we used to go to our caravan in the east coast. My area was the early 80s with the SRUs and MPU 2 and 3, clearly the best times for slot machines (and worst has it got me 'hooked') Nudge Double Up deluxe (JPM SRU) was my machine. Loved Carfields 'Jumping jack', anyone remember that?. As for the MPUs, loved Hi lites ans ofcourse the iconic Line Up. Moving on I loved Action Note and Swapa Note- the best of the action series. Then came the projects 777 et al hoping for the streak, which usually came in, though I was far from a professional player, and that followed on in the 90's, I was totally oblivious to any method or cheats on most machines, usually holding on for a streak or force, so Maygays often resulted in losses lol. I loved electrocoins Big 7 and Red bar £10.00 JP-double nudges. Then came the Astras and Partytime became my machine, had some great wins and hideous losses on it, though I found it better than some its clones. When I watch the YouTube vids on the methods ( Degys and Cheerful Pessimist) I sit and watch in amazement and despair at what i could have achieved had I been in the 'know'. Anyway thanks for reading this and a bigger thanks to all the creators who bring back all these machines.   
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The Lounge / Re: Other Hobbies
Last post by stanmarsh14 - Feb 23, 2019, 10:39 AM
As a side note, place where I got the C64 from, currently has an Amiga 500 in :)
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The Lounge / Re: Other Hobbies
Last post by stanmarsh14 - Feb 23, 2019, 10:37 AM
Sort of fits in with this site..... classic comps, namely a Commodore C64c

Recently picked up one in basically factory fresh condition (Needs no retrobrite at all), warranty label still in tact, programming book included and all the after market sales crap you tend to get etc..... box a bit tatty, but everything is in A1 condition.

Got from a place just down road from me mates new house in Sutton-in-Ashfield.

Also included, is a games cartage (No tape deck, but you will like my alt solution), where upon opening, unfortunately is not the expected 25 / 27 series EPROM (Was hoping it was, as I have a programmer I use for fruit machines that can program ROM's), however gave a clue as to the vintage of the machine, which is 1989, so must have been one of the last to be made.

Now, most C64's have been going for over £100 on e-bay, however I paid at a shop, just £80, and the guy even supplied 3 joystick, including the well known Cheetech.

Now as for loading games, you can get devices, that plug in to the back of the C64, that will emulate the device intended, which work out at around £25 per device, and to load games, you use files intended for emulators like Vice, and drop them on to a micro SD card, shove in to the device emulator, and away you go.

HEH, first game loaded, had to be Codemasters Fruit Machine 2, followed by Arkanoid 2 (Yes the DEBBIE S cheat works!), and followed up by Paradroid and Uridium.

The seller of the tape emulator I have, also has a multi platform tape emulator, that works on the likes of Spectrum, Dragon 32, BBC Micro (All variants), and a few others.

https://youtu.be/CPB9zpknDAw
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The Lounge / Re: Other Hobbies
Last post by hit the six - Feb 19, 2019, 08:55 AM
I am thinking of getting a metal detector, does anyone have one
or can recommend a decent one.

it will be better than my recent attempt at golf , 4omph wind ffs!!!
my balls were all over the place. ??? :-\
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The Lounge / Re: Other Hobbies
Last post by Marlon36 - Feb 18, 2019, 05:08 AM
Quote from: Geddy on Feb 16, 2019, 08:57 AMWell technically where I go is either off the pier so the sea or a few 100 yards up from the Mouth so maybe river but still salt water of course.  Yeah getting snagged is a arse, I hate losing rigs/weights lol.

I've frozen my bollocks off on Saltburn pier a few times! ;)   Had some good days/nights fishing off that pier the only problem was when it was busy on there I'd sometimes end up fishing near someone who could talk a glass eye to sleep. Fished at South Gare in Redcar as well...so that was my bit of sea/shore fishing. I took up watercolour painting after fishing and found that to be just as therapeutic. Might have a go at knitting next... ;)
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The Lounge / Re: Other Hobbies
Last post by Geddy - Feb 16, 2019, 08:57 AM
Quote from: Marlon36 on Feb 15, 2019, 05:26 AMI used to go river fishing and really enjoyed it. Just sitting by the river waiting for a bite became a 'form of therapy' for me as it was so relaxing. Well, it's relaxing until you get snagged! Did a bit of sea fishing as well :)

Well technically where I go is either off the pier so the sea or a few 100 yards up from the Mouth so maybe river but still salt water of course.  Yeah getting snagged is a arse, I hate losing rigs/weights lol.
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The Lounge / Re: Other Hobbies
Last post by Marlon36 - Feb 15, 2019, 05:26 AM
I used to go river fishing and really enjoyed it. Just sitting by the river waiting for a bite became a 'form of therapy' for me as it was so relaxing. Well, it's relaxing until you get snagged! Did a bit of sea fishing as well :)
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