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  1. I've just recently discovered this, and now I want to watch it:
  2. Thank you! Will all the info from this topic be included in manual?
  3. Looks very neat!! This explains everything. )) Label makers in local shops near me are pretty expensive, so I never thought about getting one. But the one from Amazon you mentioned is considerably cheaper, so I might investigate the case. Thank you!
  4. In another topic I mentioned old Poisk PC, which had things that looked like cartridges. And I said that it's not a cartridges, but a cased expansion cards, which Poisk manufacturer decided to call "adapters". And then I got a bit cofused... Most Poisk adapters truly was expansion cards, that allowed you to connect different devices like floppy, joystick, printer, etc. But some adapters expanded RAM. Other adapters contained ROM (for example BASIC). So looks like it's ok to call it a cartridge. Then I thought about Commodore. Most Commodore cartridges were ROMs with games and other programs - common type of cartridges. But some of them added new functionality or expanded RAM or made some other expansion. Plus/4 had a floppy drive that connected directly to cartrige slot (similar solution used in Poisk). I tried to search the web for a good cartridge definition, and found just too many. Looks like the only definitive cartridge feature is outer look and feel. So if you have some boxy (or not boxy) thing that you plug in some device, it would usually be called cartridge. And the word "cartridge" does not define its functionality at all. But that is just dry definitions. May be there is more to that from culture or regional perspective? What do you think the cartridge is or was? For example in my childhood the only thing we called a cartridge was game cartridges for Famicom clone system. Share you experience.
  5. With appropriate graphics even 10 fps can be pretty pleasant to look at. So I think It's worth a shot.
  6. I know RetroPie is very popular OS for retro gaming on Pi. But I also want to try Faux86 and Dosbian for DOS gaming. Thoigh I still have my old DOS PCs, which I need to check if they still work, I don't know where to install them, and PI is so small. )
  7. Mostly emulation. I have few old machines I want to fix and install (can't find time to do that). Recently got RPi 3, plan to use it for different things, retro gaming is one of them. But one device I got about a year ago I want to mention is the one in picture. It's a chinese clone of NES in GameBoy style case with about 300 games built in. Quality is poor, but it works. It was a gift to me, and I did not have high hopes for it, but I was actually surprised of some of its advantages: - very cheap (about $8) - turns on instantly, games start instantly (so it looks like it has real hardware and no emulation) - play portable on built in screen or on TV (it has TV AV output)
  8. Well, kinda yeah, but actually it's not that compact. It's slim, but pretty large and heavy. And PSU is enormous. You can check out some good photos here: https://www.computer-museum.ru/articles/personalnye-evm/967/ No, it did not have composite CGA, graphics mode was 4 colours only. My dad even had to solder special PCB and mount it inside TV to connect it to Poisk.
  9. I don't know... Well, it would be cool to have a mascot for X16. I heard Puppyfractic might be featured in X16 manuals. But in my country IT guys are often associated with anime fans, so I would love if somebody would materialize twintail rainbow girl with X16 logos in drawing. We even have a meme based on real bash quote (translated from russian): And later came another bash qoute (translated from russian):
  10. Nice work! Bogus... Excellent! I always vote for in-house solutions. )
  11. Totally. Being simple is one of the project goals. Being cheap is another goal. X16 team is doing their best to reach a golden mean between these two.
  12. My kitchen desktop on Lenovo ThinkCentre A70z monoblock:
  13. Can't disagree with this, but I remeber numerous posts, where people said that price is crititcal obstacle for them. Plus don't forget shipping. So despite target product consumers are not broke kids, the price tag still needs no be as low as possible.
  14. Yes, Poisk and Robik both are Ukrainian machines (from the times of USSR). And it's not cartridges, it's cased expansion cards (which they decided to call "adapters"). I had only two of them: one for floppy, other for joystick. But you could also add expansions for HDD, MIDI, printer, plotter, LAN, serial and parallel interfaces. Also you could add expansion for RAM and ROM with BASIC (so yeah, it's a BASIC cartridge after all). I loaded GW BASIC from floppy. Here is a cute pic of what you could get for your Poisk:
  15. Cool! Now you need an anime artist to make drawings based on these designs. )
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