Via the Retro community I learned of the GreaseWeazle, and at a fundamental level it works by recording the magnetic fluctuations on the disk surface and therefore doesn't rely on a specific disk interface to decode those signals. As such it makes it perfect for making digital forensic copies of disks in the past.
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.
We all remember our first loves don’t we? Whether its the kid in the same class at school as you, 80’s taste in music, or your favourite pop-star… Well, technically […]
The Centre for Computing History Museum – Cambridge
1972 Magnavox Odyssey and 1975 ATARI PONG This week, I had the amazing opportunity to visit Cambridge and the Centre for Computing History. I was frankly amazed and astounded at […]
For 24 Hours Only, Ballistyx Mac Free on the App Store
For 24 Hours only, we are giving away our popular retro game (Ballistyx) only available on the Mac App Store. We hope you enjoy the remake of our popular 90’s […]
Ballistyx V1.05 for Mac is now available in the AppStore
I’m pleased to announce that V1.05 of my popular 90’s game converted and updated from the PC to Apple Mac’s, iPads, iPod Touch and iPhones has been released on the […]
Kids and Technology
I awoke to the sound of my iPhone bleeping at me, wondering who would be calling me at 10am on a Saturday morning? To my surprise it was an iMessage […]
Manic Miner and Machine Virtualisation
Along time ago in the late 90’s I started to create a gaming framework for windows that I could re-use quickly to create games. I chose the Microsoft DirectX7 SDK […]