I take you for a look around my games room, at the vintage computers, retro consoles, and classic handhelds in my collection.
I need to thank my wonderful wife, Andrea, who's been incredibly supportive of me and my hobby, and bought me several consoles over the years.
I also need to thank many viewers and friends who've donated systems and flash/sd card solutions...
RetroGameGirl, GigerPunk, TeamVVV, ArcadeUSA, RetroHQ, Ninjabearhug, Novabug, PaulSpydar, TheGreatBritishGamer, PSI236, (non-youtubers) Rod @TheFutureWas8Bit, Mark from Bolton, Mark from Fareham and Rob from Shropshire. Not forgetting Gearbest.com and funstock.co.uk
(Please let me know if I've missed you out from here... my memory sucks these days)
... and a big thank you to the many, many people who've donated software over the years. There are too many to list here, but you know who you are, and I appreciate it greatly.
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Just catching up on another of your older vids mate. This is fantastic! What a collection! I'm planning to ONLY collect the systems and games I owned before. Should be a good way to throttle my spending hopefully lol. Still going to cost me a small fortune lol.
Yeah, having a specific goal is a good plan, and keeps costs within the realms of ... I dunno... not being insane... lol. I haven't actively collected for several years now. Haven't got the space or the money :)
I'm sorry, but while I have one, I've found that covering such systems is ill advised, the way I do things. It just amounts to me doing basic research on wikipedia and the like... meaning the information is pretty generic... and there are a ton of channels already doing that kind of thing, and better than I would do it.
I think that you may be the only person to ask this, way back in the early 90's a friend of mine had something that would now resemble the everdrive, except this item used floppy discs or cd rooms. It's so long ago I can barely recall. Let alone which console it was from. Maybe the S'Snes. Can you recall and if so do you have any idea where I could get one. I recall being able to download any game for the console n copy it to then play. As I believe the ever drive you need the original cartridge to copy
Nice to see all the machines, quite a few more hand held devices from last time and some very interesting ones too.
I thought I was pretty stable with my machine collection, but in the last couple of months I have run across a Memotech MTX500 (and added a Remorizer SD card), a GX4000 with multi cart and thanks to my fellow podcast members, just this last weekend a Coleco Adam hidden away in someone’s shed :)
My back is being uncooperative at the moment (and have to have both legs operated on in January), so haven’t really had a chance to touch the Coleco Adam, but it’s definitely going to be a fun restoration project.
For some reason I still would like one of those Enterprise systems, I can remember a full page add in Australian Personal Computer magazine, but I am not sure if they were actually released over here in the end.
The AV mod on a 7800 is not that bad to do, totally well worth doing though, as like yours, mine was unusable before the mod. I quite like the games on it as it’s that bit more powerful over the Atari 8bits.
If you want a more affordable flash drive that will work with your MSX machines that MSX Rookie Drive NX that the creator sent me recently works very well.
Awesome collection! jealous of that A 1200. I had the 600 (rare in the States) and a 500 still. I wish I had kept up on collecting computers, but honestly the US had a much more limited selection. LOL beware that PXP!
Always a pleasure to see your collection Steve. I'm subscribed to you 2008 or early 2009, can't remember anymore, but it was always the pleasure seeing your new videos, be in gameplay, Friday Talkies or collection videos like this one. And here we are in 217, older but not much wiser :)
Sadly, I've already made videos of all the games I have for them. I look around every so often to see if I can find more, but they're hard to find, and not all games are compatible with the different models.
Nice T-shirt, too! Your taste always echoes mine! That Tubeway Army album was so ahead of its time. Heavy guitars and synths and great songwriting. If it were released today by a young band it would still be cool and relevant. What a great musician!!
Steve's Retro Cave. :D I really enjoyed seeing all the systems you have - from the first consoles up to the newer stuff. It's good that you bought most of them before the prices went through the roof and into the stratosphere.
Steve, do you like or own any current Apple products? Back in the late 1980s, my Dad got a Macintosh 512K, and I loved gaming on it. The games were in black and white, but they had a lot of detail and looked great. I’ve thought about importing a GX4000, but TVs here in the United States don’t have SCART. I could buy an SCART-HDMI converter, or just emulate.
I have a relatively modern iMac, which looks very nice, but I can't say I like the operating system. Regarding the GX4000... I'd suggest emulating one before buying one. Also bear in mind that games for them are very expensive, while often just being cartridge based versions of games you can get much more cheaply on tape or disk for the cpc 464 and 6128.
Wowser Steve, if there was a hardcore gamer, that must be you!!!!!!!I have never seen your room tours before, so I am blown away, by the amount of systems that I have never heard of, let alone seen, I hope you have that lot insured, must be worth a fortune my friend.Any how, continue making your fun and honest videos, I look forward to them.
The idea of these strange, relaxing places is almost like a dream. I have yet to find or build some of the relaxing places in my imagination.
I was on IRC a few months ago and it was really dead. I suspected as much before logging on. I used a lot of the fservs back in the day to find stuff that couldn't be found anywhere on the net. Now it seems to have parity with a google search.
The 65XE doesn't have the nostalgic wow factor of a 400 or an 800, or the styling cool of an XL, but they get the job done effectively and (in my experience) reliably. When I'm gaming on an Atari 8 bit, the 65XE is the one I use.
Always fantastic watching you go through your collection Steve, it always makes me chuckle how many of your opinions and thoughts on things are similar to my own, even those which buck the general consensus of the retro gaming community. Though i admit i'm wondering now if that could be because you played such a large role in my introduction to the hobby, who knows.
Would love to see some hardware videos from you again and maybe one day a restoration of that PET. Keep on doing what you do so well :)
Wow. That's a VERY cool collection you've got there. Love the honesty about "crap" stuff as I've seen a lot of game room videos where people are too precious about ownership and how the room looks rather than what the machines are really about.
Keep up the good work. You're up there with Cinemassacre, MetalJesusRocks and SNES Drunk for my favourite retro gaming channels on Youtube. :)
Thank you! I try to be realistic about the stuff I've collected. Some is great, some isn't, but the process of collecting, and paying the games, is always fun, regardless.
And I'm chuffed to be considered alongside such highly regarded YouTubers :D
Can't help the cramped nature of it, given the small room. I do actually like to keep things clean, but given that the room is kept mostly quite dark, and a lot of the stuff is well above head height, or somewhat inaccessible, it's easy to miss bits.
Computers were certainly more of a thing in the early to mid 80s, in the UK. The Atari was old hat, and despite the presence of the Master System and NES by around 86-87, consoles didn't really take off here till the Mega Drive.
I don't know. If I were to guess, it's either youtube calculates thumbs up/down, rather than counting them, or I have a troll with multiple accounts. Or maybe just some people don't like the video. It doesn't matter in the end. I know who my friends are :)
To the east is the entrance area to the vault. In order to open it, you have to work out how to open all of the doors at once. One of the instructions will open a door without closing any. This must be the last key you press. Now, find a way to open a door that closes only the doors you will open later. And continue until all of the doors are open.
One solution is "NILBOG". (Many other solutions are possible; this one has the advantage of spelling something interesting when reversed.) Each key opens a door while not closing any of the doors you have already opened.
Pushing the Mainentance button (M), will teleport you to caves underneath the castle. When you leave this area, it will open up a new door to the east of the entrance room.
At the very first intersection, to the right is a room. A chest in that room contains the candelabrum needed to solve quest 3.
Continuing down the corridor into the caverns, you will come to a room containing a chest in the middle of the room and a Spark spell containstly bashing down onto it. You can empty the chest by timing you steps correctly. Be careful, as the Spark spell seems to be a master level spark.
The next room and then north leads to where Angela is trapped. She will join your party automatically and you can return her to town to solve quest 6.
Further west and then back east, and then to the end of the passage is a teleporter that returns you to the room south of where you found Angela.
If you instead go further west is the lair of some cobras. You can find several cobra eggs scattered around this room.
To the south is the lair of the Queen of the Spiders. Kill her and you will find her heart. This will satisfy quest 4. There is also a teleporter here that will return you to the starting room.