I recently bought an Atari 800XE. Having had an 800XL as a kid, when re-buying all of the systems I once had, that was the first I rebought. I love it, and it’s definitely my favourite 8-bit of all time, even pipping the C64. Then an opportunity arose to get 2x 65XEs for a steal. … More Spray-painting the Atari XE line of 8-bits
Something somebody had posted to Facebook a few days ago caught my attention. It was a way of modifying the default bash login screen to make it look like the initial screen you see when you power on a Commodore 64. The page linked to was this one, but I thought it could be improved … More C64 Bash login in OS X
As a kid, I didn’t buy too many games other than budget releases, so relied on magazine cover tapes to fill the gaps. I distinctly remembered playing the Thunderblade demo to death, so I found out which Zzap! cover tape it was on, and re-bought it. I thought it would be nice to make a … More Zzap! 64 Mega-Tape 3 Inlay
Regular listeners to Retro Game Squad will know all about Jeff’s love of Robocop (one I share), and his call-to-arms involving a tuna sandwich. I thought I’d combine the two for them, and this was the result.
Of all my retro computers and consoles, my Atari 800XL will forever be closest to my heart. Like most systems these days, there is an SD card solution for running executables on it, called the SIO2SD. The awesome Lotharek produces a lovely, cased device, but others are available – or you can build your own! … More Atari SIO2SD – Instructions
As I finish off writing the intros to this site, I turn my attention to organising myself to get ready to play the first games from the Retro Game Squad list. It’s a daunting task, and as such I’m not going to promise any regularity to the postings of reviews, but you can keep updated … More RGU: Prologue