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Category: Tech

Joybox – A Joystick Alternative

Back in 1988, I had an idea, it was simple... There were a number of games designed for Joystick only, and back then, I much preferred a keyboard than a joystick. Mainly for the accuracy and the feel of keys rather than waggling a piece of plastic and metal...

Modern Day Old School?

I blitzed my way through any protection system I could lay my hands on, we had everything from Speedlock, Appleby, Bespoke, Turbo Loaders, Musical Loaders and the general gaming community wanted games transferred from cheaper cassettes to disks. It didn't take long before I developed a number of automated tools for cracking back in the day.

Manic Miner V1.6b Released

You wanted some updates to the Manic Miner 2D Game Engine, so here they are, and I've finally documented the config driven engine to! It's freeware and can not be used for commercial gain/money/bitcoin etc.

Old School Arcade – PiCade

Building the PiCade Mini Arcade Cabinet brought back so many memories of Arcades in the 80's and my final build is no exception.

Setting up a Pi-4b Gaming Rig – Part 1

Bored with Lockdown? Why not spice things up by building your own Retro Gaming Machine for the home? Today's Blog shows how to do this using the latest Raspberry Pi-4b and RetroPie.

DoodleBot – STEAM

There's something satisfying about watching the little robot dance around the table and paper and it's relatively quiet. You will need large sheets of paper for the robot to draw on.

Install Games/Roms to your Retropie build.

In the demonstration, I'm going to use the Oliver Twins amazing "Wonderland Dizzy" a game they have donated for free as part of unreleased software they created over 20 years ago for the NES.