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post #41 of 2140
Not too many posts in a while. frown.gif Although that's partly my fault, since I haven't been on OCN for a while. redface.gif

I got a Compaq Presario CDS 520 all-in-one with a 486SX2, its pretty neat. It runs Windows 3.1 with a whopping 12MB of RAM. I'd say it qualifies for Retro-gaming for this club, which needs more old PCs! biggrin.gif
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It was pretty neglected and dirty when I got it from my grandparents' basement, but I got it cleaned up nicely. I can't figure out how to get off the gunk around the front speakers though.

Also got one of my favorite games, Myst, running on it. Everything goes pretty nicely, except that its troubled with a pretty nasty memory management error. Anyone around here a guru when it comes to this kind of memory management? I think I messed it up when I tried to install Star Wars: X-Wing on it a long time ago and had to change around the different memory types... thinking.gif

At some point I'd like to get some more memory for it, and maybe a 486DX4, but for now I think its fine with what it has. smile.gif
post #42 of 2140
There is this old school game that I was thinking of playing and I can't remember the name, so I'll try my luck here:

The game begins where you shoot a grappling hook to the top of a building and you slide down into it. the building has stairs on either sides and some levels have lifts, you have to get to the bottom of the building by avoiding the cops that are shooting at you, you can get a gun and shoot back at the cops, if I remember correctly, you can also shoot the lights out or shoot the elevator down so it squishes the cops. you win by reaching the bottom of the building.

It's a side scrolling type game and I remember playing it on my game boy advance sp and some random unnamed tv console.

Any ideas?

Thanks biggrin.gif
post #43 of 2140
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Originally Posted by Razroid View Post

There is this old school game that I was thinking of playing and I can't remember the name, so I'll try my luck here:

The game begins where you shoot a grappling hook to the top of a building and you slide down into it. the building has stairs on either sides and some levels have lifts, you have to get to the bottom of the building by avoiding the cops that are shooting at you, you can get a gun and shoot back at the cops, if I remember correctly, you can also shoot the lights out or shoot the elevator down so it squishes the cops. you win by reaching the bottom of the building.

It's a side scrolling type game and I remember playing it on my game boy advance sp and some random unnamed tv console.

Any ideas?

Thanks biggrin.gif

This sounds like Elevator Action.

If not Elevator Action, then a clone of it, because Elevator Action was the original. (And what you're describing sounds exactly like it.)

Also, jetpak, that PC is pretty cool. Did you ever play Tyrian?
post #44 of 2140
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Originally Posted by neurotix View Post

This sounds like Elevator Action.

If not Elevator Action, then a clone of it, because Elevator Action was the original. (And what you're describing sounds exactly like it.)

Also, jetpak, that PC is pretty cool. Did you ever play Tyrian?

Yeap, that's what I was referring to, I still remember the soundtrack tongue.gif

never played the other 2 games you mentioned though :X

Thanks man, now imma go and play the game the whole day tongue.gif
post #45 of 2140
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Yeap, that's what I was referring to, I still remember the soundtrack tongue.gif

never played the other 2 games you mentioned though :X

Thanks man, now imma go and play the game the whole day tongue.gif

No problem man, enjoy.

If anyone else has games they don't remember, feel free to ask.
post #46 of 2140
Found some games at Goodwill the other day:



The top row items were $3 each and the bottom row $2. I'm super-stoked to get that Gravis joystick. I have no idea if its a good model or not, but it works great and I can use it play Star Wars: X-Wing on my 486 machine. thumb.gif
post #47 of 2140
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Found some games at Goodwill the other day:



The top row items were $3 each and the bottom row $2. I'm super-stoked to get that Gravis joystick. I have no idea if its a good model or not, but it works great and I can use it play Star Wars: X-Wing on my 486 machine. thumb.gif

Oh snap. Those are some decent finds.

Sega 3-button controller, that would be great if you didn't already have one. I actually prefer the 3 button controller for games like Streets of Rage and Golden Axe. The only time I really use my 6 buttons are if I want to play Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat on Genesis for some reason. (Why? I can play the arcade versions on PS2 with my arcade stick.) I cannot stress how much I love my 3-button controllers, and how much I loved them when I first used them at a friend's house as a kid. They're oversized, solid, have a huge D-pad and buttons. I even remember reading that in the 90s, basketball players preferred SEGA because the controllers were actually usable for them, with large hands.

Ace Combat 5 and Ghosts n' Goblins are pretty cool.

Psst. Answer the last PM I sent you.

(Also, I noticed what you added to your sig. I take it you watched Lain then. I think I recommended it. Sorry for permanently scarring you.)
post #48 of 2140
Yeah, and they were all complete with manuals, so I'm happy. smile.gif Usually the Goodwill stores in my area are slim pickings when it comes to videogames. Almost all the other options were sports games on the PS2. They did have a nice stack of Atari 2600 games. Like really great games like Yars' Revenge and Combat and a few others. But I don't have or plan on getting a 2600, so I let them by. Although I am planning to go back to that store tomorrow, so maybe I'll pick them up if they're still there... rolleyes.gif

They did have a PSone (the slim redesign) with a matching white dual shock controller and AN LCD SCREEN for $30, but I didn't get it. When I went back this time, it was gone. I've already got my PS2, so I don't need it, but it would have been cool to have.

I have three Genesis controllers right now: a six button that came with my Genesis 3, a 3-button I bought a few months ago that's a little sticky, and this new 3-button. And they all came from Goodwills in Albuquerque. The two 3-buttons have a slightly different logo, so its kind of interesting that way. I think I prefer the 3-button over the 6-button as well, mostly because the d-pad feels more precise.

And don't worry, you didn't scar me with Lain, lol. I had watched about half with a friend a few years ago and rewatched the entire series this summer. I told you that I was watching it and you said you liked it, but you didn't recommend it since I was already watching it; I already knew it was good. thumb.gif I sneaked the line into my sig after finishing the series as sort of hidden message.

Also, replying to your PM now....
post #49 of 2140
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Oh man, that PSone with the LCD screen for $30 would have been a GREAT find. I'd totally snag that in a heartbeat and see if I could chip it.

I'd take the Atari stuff too. If I get another classic console, it will probably be the 2600. It was before my time, but I like it. I used to play games on the Stella emulator in the late 90s because I was curious about what was around before Nintendo. Pitfall is my favorite game for the system.

Sticky Genesis controller? Open that baby up and get your hands dirty. All you need is a screwdriver set with tiny heads. I don't even know where mine came from but it has 6 small screwdrivers that can be used to take GPU coolers off and do anything else with very small screws that a normal Phillips can't do. Get out some Goo Gone, some paper towels, some Q-tips, some rubbing alcohol, and a couple toothpicks (you can use these in the cracks, the "seams" of the controller where the two halves fit together to get any gunk off them.) I've taken apart controllers for almost every system I have... clean them up, they'll be like new.

Lain, best anime ever. It's god tier in my thoughts. I thought I recommended it to you but, I recall now that you said that. Some others that are similar are: Boogiepop Phantom, Ergo Proxy, Texhnolyze, Gantz and maybe Steins;Gate. All pretty dark shows. Check them out. I'd start with Gantz or Texhnolyze personally, I think they're the closest to Lain.
post #50 of 2140
Yeah, I'm kicking myself for not getting the PSone. I just wasn't interesting in getting another Playstation, but I thought afterwards about how that screen is probably pretty pricey now secondhand. Oh well... rolleyes.gif

I don't know if you're familiar with the Atari Flashback consoles, but the Atari Flashback 2 is an actual 2600-on-a-chip and you can mod it to install a cartridge slot. I always thought it would be a fun project to find one and put the slot on it, so maybe I'll get the games tomorrow to give me some motivation to find a 2600 or a Flashback 2. Going to find a Genesis 1 HD Graphics edition first though. biggrin.gif

I actually did open up both Genesis controllers earlier today. The sticky one is better after some cleaning, but still not as good as the new one. Before I couldn't make Sonic "skid" when going fast and then switching directions, but now I can. I am surprised with how simple the internals on the Genesis controller are. It seems like the rubber domes are the only thing providing the tactile feedback, which really surprised me since these controllers have such a great feel. And interestingly, the two 3-button controllers have different designs on the inside too. They have the same basic rubber buttons, but the circuit board is different. Maybe some 3-button controllers are better than others.

Also, Goo Gone is the best. thumb.gif

And Lain is great and I really like Ergo Proxy too. I've heard of Texhnolyze and Gantz, I need to check them out. Haven't heard of Boogiepop and didn't know Steins;Gate had an anime. I guess I'll check them all out.
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