Classic (old) systems.

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by Stwert, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. Stwert
    OP

    Stwert GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    5
    GBAtemp Patron
    Stwert is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Jan 6, 2015
    United Kingdom
    Scotland
    I never seem to see much talk around the older systems. Such as Amiga, Commodore 64/Vic 20/16, Spectrum, Amstrad, MSX, Atari ST, Atari 800 (Atari 8bit line in general), Atari 2600, Intellivision and so on and so on.

    Yet for all of these systems there are tape/disk emulation devices. Or cartridges for the consoles.

    Not to mention there’s a huge amount of development still going on around them. With new games, apps, lost treasures being discovered and so on. There’s thriving scenes for all of the classics.

    But surely I’m not the only one on GBATemp who still uses the good old systems..... Am I? :P

    So, I’ll start off with my collection of systems I’ve accumulated over my 40 years of gaming. I still use them all, they’re set-up in my office, y’know for when I’m “working”. Yes, I’m an old fecker, I care not :D

    For pretty much all of these systems I have a backup/development device (call them what you will) so that I can enjoy all of the new games and hacks that are still being made by fans. I’m including phones/tablets and so on, because I game on those too.

    Who else still uses their classic systems from the days of old?

    Adman Grandstand 3600 MK3


    Amstrad 464 Plus
    Amstrad CPC 464
    Amstrad GX4000
    Amstrad PCW8256

    Apple iMac 5K
    Apple iMac G4 1Ghz
    Apple iPad Pro 12.9
    Apple iPhone X
    Apple TV 4K

    Arcade 1-UP Street Fighter II arcade machine

    Atari 2600
    Atari 800XL
    Atari Jaguar
    Atari Lynx
    Atari ST


    Commodore (16) Plus 4
    Commodore 64
    Commodore Amiga 500
    Commodore Amiga CD32
    Commodore The C64 Mini
    Commodore Vic 20


    Google (LG) Nexus 4


    HP Microserver Gen 8


    Intellivision


    Microsoft Xbox
    Microsoft Xbox 360
    Microsoft Xbox One X



    MSX - Mitsubishi ML-F80
    MSX - Toshiba HX-10


    NEC PC-Engine Core Grafx II


    Nintendo 64
    Nintendo 3DS XL
    Nintendo Classic Mini N.E.S
    Nintendo Classic Mini S.N.E.S
    Nintendo DS Lite
    Nintendo DSi
    Nintendo Gamecube
    Nintendo Game Boy
    Nintendo Game Boy Advance
    Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP
    Nintendo Game Boy Color
    Nintendo Game Boy Light
    Nintendo Game Boy “Macro” (In Progress)
    Nintendo Game Boy Micro
    Nintendo Game Boy Pocket
    Nintendo N.E.S
    Nintendo New 3DS Ambassador Edition
    Nintendo New 3DS XL
    Nintendo Super N.E.S
    Nintendo Switch
    Nintendo Wii
    Nintendo Wii U

    Panasonic 3DO FZ-1


    Philips CD-I 205
    Philips Videopac G7000
    Philips Videopac G7200



    Sega Dreamcast
    Sega Game Gear
    Sega Master System
    Sega Mega CD
    Sega Mega Drive
    Sega Mega Drive 32X
    Sega Mega Drive Flashback
    Sega Mega Drive Pocket
    Sega Saturn

    Samsung 14” Android TellyTablet

    Sinclair ZX Spectrum


    SNK Neo Geo AES


    Sony Playstation
    Sony Playstation 2
    Sony Playstation 3
    Sony Playstation 4 Pro
    Sony Playstation Classic
    Sony Playstation TV
    Sony Playstation Vita
    Sony Playstation VR
    Sony PSP Go


    Supergun Mak Strike - Arcade (Jamma, with Pandora’s Box 4HD)


    Some Game & Watch and Handheld LCD and non-LCD (such as Demon Driver) games from the 70’s and 80’


    Retropie (Raspberry Pi 3, Mini NES Style Case)

    Windows tablet, can’t remember the model off-hand.
     
    Last edited by Stwert, Apr 22, 2019
  2. koffieleut

    koffieleut GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    5
    Jan 22, 2009
    Netherlands
    probably at home
    That's a nice collection.

    For my old systems I'm using an old Pentium 3 to copy .dsk files to 720kb floppies. I know that there is a method to emulate a datarecorder when playing a .cas file using the audio out from your PC into your MSX.
    My guess is that it will also work on a Speccy or C64.
     
    Stwert likes this.
  3. Stwert
    OP

    Stwert GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    5
    GBAtemp Patron
    Stwert is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Jan 6, 2015
    United Kingdom
    Scotland
    Thanks, I’m old, so I’ve had a lot of birthdays, Christmas’s and crazy parents just buying me things :D

    I’ve often considered getting an external floppy for my computer, I’ve already got a tape recorder and copying the files to original medium. Just for the nostalgia of it.

    I’ve got quite a lot of original games, but I don’t like to use them if I can avoid it. Some are too expensive to replace and with some of the hardware emulators now, the games load much quicker. Which is great, especially with the Spectrum. Fart near that thing when it’s loading a tape and you have to start again :D

    Yeah that works if you get the levels right, I did it with my Spectrum before I invested in hardware tape emulators.

    Commodore, you’d need an adapter for, but it should still work.

    Before all of that I used one of those car tape to 3.5 jack adapters you get for next to nothing. It worked ok, just put the cassette into the tape decks of the computers and the jack into my PC.

    That’s what I love about the old systems. There’s so many possibilities with them these days. With some of the hardware expansions as well for some of them, they’re capable of way, way more than they were ever intended to. There’s some damn impressive stuff out there.
     
    Last edited by Stwert, Apr 22, 2019
  4. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser

    Member
    4
    Mar 10, 2019
    United Kingdom
    You should take a photo with all the systems you got and all visible somehow:lol:
     
  5. Stwert
    OP

    Stwert GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    5
    GBAtemp Patron
    Stwert is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Jan 6, 2015
    United Kingdom
    Scotland
    Here’s most of them set-up, the office is a shit hole just now, so a couple I didn’t set up until after these photos aren’t in them.

    A2348A27-7EC0-4EBB-95C3-4CE51D89D56A.



    59764ED6-6DF2-4163-A967-D89214A33C41.


    It’s about the best I can do without having to take loads of photos and yes, that is a big-ass CRT in the corner :D

    Oh, and the three current systems are downstairs hooked up to the OLED.
     
    Last edited by Stwert, Apr 22, 2019
    DANTENDO likes this.
  6. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser

    Member
    4
    Mar 10, 2019
    United Kingdom
    Nice one antiques roadshow 30 or so years :lol:
     
    Stwert likes this.
  7. Stwert
    OP

    Stwert GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    5
    GBAtemp Patron
    Stwert is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Jan 6, 2015
    United Kingdom
    Scotland
    Maybe for them. I feel like I could be on antiques roadshow myself some days :rofl2:
     
    DANTENDO likes this.
  8. Stwert
    OP

    Stwert GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    5
    GBAtemp Patron
    Stwert is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Jan 6, 2015
    United Kingdom
    Scotland
    Here’s a couple of quick and frankly, pretty bad photos of how they’re currently set-up. It’s not much of a difference, but a little bit and at least my Amiga/ST and SuperGun are in these ones.

    My PS2 and PS3 are still there, but as I don’t need access to them to use them, they got the pleasure of being behind the TV, so I could have both my Amstrad monitors side-by/side. Still a couple of ones MIA, which are in the attic still, but that’s the bulk of it.

    Please excuse the fact that the office is a shit hole just now. I’ve been moving my CO2 Laser and things are not at their best while I fanny about :D

    The DVD recorder is a necessity as far as I’m concerned. I’m using it to record gameplay for my series of retro articles.
    Using a DVD recorder is just easier than a modern game capture device. Mainly due to the connectors, I’ve never found a modern capture card which can record from rf for instance. It’s just a nice, simple solution.

    217D410B-2886-4EF7-867E-9CB4DFA3A4CD.



    5DEFA4B7-5A6D-4363-8DE1-6B4085BBCE0C.


    C374BF1C-9E6C-4634-97ED-14A63A86509E.




    Oh, and blimey, how could I forget the other thing in the office :O ............





    IMG_0480.






    .................. Told you my office was a complete mess while I re-arrange things. Bloody pain in the arse so it is, who's daft idea was it to get a bloody massive laser anyway :unsure:

    I’ve not even got room for all of my collectibles at the moment, they’re all boxed up and in a spare room :(
     
    Last edited by Stwert, Apr 22, 2019
    Illuminaticy and DANTENDO like this.
  9. fille

    fille GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    3
    Mar 28, 2014
    Belgium
    somewhere
    Consoles:


    Amiga Cd32
    Amiga 500
    Amiga 1200 (Blizzard 1260)
    Amstrad Gx 4000 (C4CPC)
    Atari 2600 jr (Harmony Encore)
    Atari 7800
    Atari Jaguar + Jaguar Cd (Skunkboard V3)
    Atari STE (Ultra Satan)
    Colecovision
    Commodore 64
    Microsoft Xbox
    Microsoft Xbox 360 (Jtag)
    Microsoft Xbox One S
    Microsoft Xbox One X (Scorpio Edition)
    MISTer With All Addons (Fpga)
    Neo Geo Aes (Neosd)
    Neo Geo Mvs (Neosd)
    Neo Geo Cd (TPL)
    Neo Geo X Gold
    Nintendo Mini Nes Classic
    Nintendo Nes (rgb modded)
    Nintendo Nes (FL) (N8 Everdrive)
    N64 (Everdrive 64 V3)
    Nintendo Gamecube (Viper Gc)
    Nintendo Wii (D2pro + Softmod)
    Nintendo Wiiu (Cbhx)
    Nintendo Switch
    Panasonic 3DO FZ1
    Pc Engine Core Grafx (Turbo Everdrive v1-Super Sd System 3 )
    Pc Engine Turbo Duo
    Philips Cdi Professional
    Sega Cd (Model 1-2)
    Sega Dreamcast (Gdemu)
    Sega Master System (Model 1-2) (Master Everdrive X7)
    Sega Megadrive (Model 1-2) (Mega Everdrive-Mega Everdrive x7)
    Sega Multimega
    Sega Saturn (Rhea)
    Sega 32x
    Snes Classic Mini
    Sony Psx (Psio)
    Sony PsOne
    Sony Psx Classic Edition
    Sony Ps2 (Phat-Slim)
    Sony Ps3 (Phat-Slim)
    Sony Ps4 Pro
    Sony PsTv (Enso)
    Super Nintendo (Sd2snes-Sd2snes Pro)
    The64
    Vectrex (Vecmulti)
    Zx Spectrum +2 (DivIde)
    Zx Spectrum Vega

    Handhelds:

    Atari Lynx (1-2) (Lynx Sd)
    Bandai Wonderswan-Wonderswan Color (Wonderswan Flashmasta)
    Neo Geo X Gold
    Neo Geo Pocket (Neo Geo Pocket Sd)
    Neo Geo Pocket Color
    Nintendo 3DS (Boot9strap)
    Nintendo 3DS Xl (Gateway 3DS)
    New Nintendo 3DS Xl (Boot9strap)
    New Nintendo 3DS Xl (Limited Zelda Edition)
    Nintendo Ds (Phat) (Blue Card Gateway)
    Nintendo Ds Lite (Dstwo)
    Nintendo Dsi
    Nintendo Dsi Xl
    Nintendo Gameboy (Gb Everdrive)
    Nintendo Gameboy Color
    Nintendo Gameboy Pocket
    Nintendo Gameboy Advance (Gba x5)
    Nintendo Gameboy Advance Sp (Ags 001-101)
    Nintendo Gameboy Advance Micro
    Nintendo Switch (Sx Pro)
    Sega Game Gear (Game gear Everdrive)
    Sony Psp (2000)
    Sony Psp Go
    Sony Psp Street
    Sony PsVita (Enso)
     
    Last edited by fille, Apr 22, 2019
    Stwert likes this.
  10. Stwert
    OP

    Stwert GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    5
    GBAtemp Patron
    Stwert is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Jan 6, 2015
    United Kingdom
    Scotland

    Nice collection, is it still in regular use?

    If I may ask, how do you find the NeoSD's load times? I know a lot of people say they're painfully slow, but I like to get opinions.

    I'm just trying to decide if I go for the NeoSD Pro, or pick up a used NeoSD on the "cheap"' from people who are upgrading.

    It's either that, or I'm quite keen on Darksoft's one too..... decisions, decisions :D
     
  11. fille

    fille GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    3
    Mar 28, 2014
    Belgium
    somewhere
    All are stil in use,neo sd is good,i will buy the pro also cause i collect,but its fine,i don't give a crap about loadtimes,what is 2.50 min after all.
     
  12. sTo0z

    sTo0z GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    6
    Nov 28, 2004
    United States
    USA
    My man, I can relate. I have no stories of grandmother's with a random perfect stash of valuables. No stories of finding "trash" on the side of the road that included a large perfect collection of rare consoles. And no stories of a $10 rare stash purchase at a random "market".

    Just years and a lot of money later (listing it ALL):

    • Nintendo Famicom + Disk System
    • NES (Top Loader)
    • Nintendo Super Famicom
    • NES Classic/Mini
    • SNES Classic/Mini
    • Nintendo 64
    • Nintendo GameCube
    • Nintendo Wii
    • Nintendo Wii U
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Virtual Boy
    • Gameboy
    • Gameboy Advance
    • GBA SP
    • NDS Lite
    • Nintendo 3DS
    • Nintendo New 3DS XL
    • SupaBoy SFC
    • Super NT
    • Microsoft Xbox
    • Microsoft Xbox 360
    • Microsoft Xbox One
    • Sony PS One (w/ LCD)
    • PlayStation Classic/Mini
    • Sony PlayStation 2
    • Sony PlayStation 3
    • Sony PlayStation 4
    • PS VR
    • PS TV
    • PSP
    • PS Vita
    • Sony XPERIA
    • SEGA Master System
    • SEGA Genesis
    • MEGA NT
    • SEGA GameGear
    • SEGA Nomad
    • SEGA PICO
    • JVC X'Eye
    • SEGA Saturn
    • SEGA Dreamcast
    • SEGA 32X
    • NeoGeo Pocket Color
    • Neo Geo
    • PC Engine Duo
    • PC FX
    • FM Towns Marty
    • Atari Jaguar
    • Atari 7800
    • Atari Lynx II
    • Panasonic 3DO
    • Philips CD-i
    • ColecoVision
    • Tiger R-Zone
    • Pocket Sprite
    • GCW Zero
    • Ouya
    • Bandai Playdia
    • Pioneer LaserActive
    • Bandai Pippin
    • TurboGrafx 16
    • HyperScan
    • XaviX PORT
    • GameWave
    • TV Fun
    • IntelliVision
    • Virtua Cop 3 (full cabinet)
    • SEGA Naomi (Arcade hardware)
    • SEGA Lindbergh "Yellow" (Arcade hardware)
    • SEGA Chihiro (Arcade hardware)
    • Nishijin Pachinko machine (1970s)
    • GINZA Pachinko machine (1970s)
    • New Wave Toys Mini Centipede
    • New Wave Toys Mini Tempest
    • Numskull Mini PacMan
    • Vectrex
    • Samsung NUON
    • C64 Mini
    • Neo Geo Mini
    • MAME Bartop (built with kit, Rasp. PI, etc.)

    Like you, I think I have backup/dev capabilities for almost everything listed there... aside from the LaserActive (don't see anything on the horizon) and the Atari Jaguar (lookin' at YOU RetroHQ!)

    Stuff to add someday:
    • Amiga CD32
    • Casio Loopy
    • Atari Jaguar CD
    • SEGA/Nintendo/Namco Triforce (Arcade hardware)
    • Super Famicom SatellaView
    • Nintendo 64 DD
    • Telstar Arcade
    • Entex Adventure Vision
    • Atari XEGS


    It's been a wild, expensive ride. :D
     
    Last edited by sTo0z, Apr 22, 2019
    Stwert likes this.
  13. CORE

    CORE 3:16

    Member
    5
    Jul 15, 2018
    United Kingdom
    We really need an Atari Jaguar Emulator that plays Iron Soldier Titles CyberMorph and Battle Morph which of course will include CD/CDI/ISO support.

    But nobody seems to care Retroarch Guys Please if anyone listening it would be good to show off and enjoy playing Jaguars more Graphical Games that show what the system was actually capable of.
     
  14. Stwert
    OP

    Stwert GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    5
    GBAtemp Patron
    Stwert is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Jan 6, 2015
    United Kingdom
    Scotland

    Braw collection you have too. I’m guessing many of them still get lavished with use :D

    I often think I want a 64DD, but I’ve got to force my sensible head into action and buy something more practical....... But one day, one day :D

    Aye, expensive pretty much sums it up...... And it's almost never ending, the odd missing system to add to the collection we didn't get growing up. Then there's new consoles every 7 years or so, at least until they go all digital download and I stop gaming. (Unless it's a good subscription service, that I'll cope with. But no fucking way on gods green earth am I paying 60 or70 quid if not more, for something I don't technically own and could lose access to one day.

    Hells no, take your digital games and shove them where the sun doesn't shine. I like physical products for a reason, in another 40 years time, I can still play them, that's not necessarily going to be the case with digital.

    ..... Can you tell I don't like digital games much :D


    I've been keeping a close eye on the progress of SainT's Jag cart for a looooong time. Can't wait until he finishes it.
     
    Last edited by Stwert, Apr 22, 2019
Loading...