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    Old Skool Game-playing



    The other night I stumbled across a really really cool web-site - C64.COM - The Commodore 64 is our life - and it has every game ever made for the Commodore 64 available for download so that they can be played on a more modern computer.



    I immediately downloaded some of my personal favourites - Bubble Bobble, Dizzy!, Nebulus and Starquake - for starters. Now I can get Bubble Bobble to work by configuring the controls to keys on my laptop but the others don't seem to work so my question is this: Where on Earth can I buy a joystick that can plug into a USB port??

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    Re: Old Skool Game-playing

    I'm just downloading adams family now, I wanted it as a kid but never saved up enough pocket money. My first comp was Alan Sugars Amstrad and then later an Amiga600

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    Re: Old Skool Game-playing

    [quote=LeedsLeedsLeeds;1170814so my question is this: Where on Earth can I buy a joystick that can plug into a USB port??
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    er early 80's, 20th century AD?

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    Re: Old Skool Game-playing

    Well it's one up from space invaders which is on this site.

    Maybe I'll skip that altered beast download. It's time to buy a PS3!
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    Re: Old Skool Game-playing

    Jet set willy on the spectrum has to be the best classic game. As for buying a joystick I have no idea. Although if you ever hit the UK I'm sure my sister has one up in the attic.

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    Re: Old Skool Game-playing

    oh god Commodore 64, played loads of games on that, first I had to load them with a cassette deck, took ages, (sometimes you'd have to type in different codes and shit to get it to work) then upgraded to a floppy disk, now that was fancy and soo fast

    I remember playing frog, Indiana Jones, King Kong, teenage ninja turtles, blues brothers, and loads more that I can't remember the name of.

    always got copies from my older cousin who got them again from others, I think I only ever bought like 3 games or so.
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    Re: Old Skool Game-playing

    I recently installed an amiga emulator on Ubuntu. Downloaded Poplulous II, the greatest game ever made. Can't get the sound to work though and on a modern monitor it's a small box in the corner and have to squint to see it.
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    Re: Old Skool Game-playing

    Quote Originally Posted by LeedsLeedsLeeds View Post

    The other night I stumbled across a really really cool web-site - C64.COM - The Commodore 64 is our life - and it has every game ever made for the Commodore 64 available for download so that they can be played on a more modern computer.
    computer shop in the mall or pantip or something like that. If your computer doesn't have one get a com port pci card and fit it. If it's a notebook you'll have to hunt out a pcmia card for it but i'm sure they'll do it. They still use joysticks for flight simulator games and steering wheels.

    oh, usb, hmm, pantip 1 or 2, computer floors in department stores are best bet but I have seen joy pads
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    Re: Old Skool Game-playing

    loads of emulators available for free on line.

    i've got a few on my pc so that i can play-

    speccy games
    c64 games
    snes games
    sega megadrive games

    these young 'uns can keep their xbox 360s...i'm keeping it real!

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    Re: Old Skool Game-playing

    Was playing an online version of Repton 3 yesterday, which was a slightly more complicated version on Boulderdash, collect the diamonds and avoid the falling rocks kind of thing, but only avaiable on the BBC.

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