This Week in Retro

A weekly roundup of the hottest stories from the world of retro gaming and computing, voted on by you, the listener! Hosted by Neil from RMC - The Cave, Chris for 005 AGIMA and Dave. Edited by Duncan Styles

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5 days ago

You think that Doom killed the Amiga right? Maybe not. What if you could recompile any N64 game to run on any system? The Ghostbusters finally get to bust ghosts on the BBC.
All this and more in your weekly retro computing show.
We are sponsored by Pixel Addict magazine and the latest issue is now available from https://www.pixel.addict.media/ It's main feature is about classic games that used current events (at the time) as inspiration. 
00:00 - Show Opening
07:08 - The Amiga Is DeadStory Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsADJa-23Sg
24:57 - Executing The N64Story Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywWwUuWRgsM
36:32 - Dave's Housekeeping
Vox Orion's Message: https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/comments/1cvn0oj/what_does_this_week_in_retro_mean_to_you/
CEX AMA: https://www.timeextension.com/news/2024/05/random-former-cex-staffer-holds-reddit-ama-and-the-first-question-is-a-doozy
Apple Lifts Emulation Ban: https://www.techradar.com/phones/a-new-retro-gaming-app-has-landed-on-ios-and-it-can-emulate-38-different-consoles
FPGA Discussion: https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/comments/1crnbkq/about_daves_distinction_between_fpga_and_sofware/
Pac Man Birthday: https://www.internationaldays.co/event-kids/pac-man-birthday/r/recr4y9ulVQ4uY3o4
Spectrum Pac Man RX: https://happycodingzx.itch.io/pacman-rx
Lemmings Dance Track: https://youtu.be/4n4pk9uWfiU?si=q6vBr0Lcw11Ppv7A
OutRun AGA: https://youtu.be/CLaedlbr4wg?si=oX6VPXX1vmOSZv0z
Goodbye 4:3: https://youtu.be/Z7Ngusj_3w8?si=Z6opZY4qHyWZnVAn
Atari Music Video: https://www.timeextension.com/features/most-of-my-engineers-were-stoned-nolan-bushnell-on-the-failure-of-atari-video-music
Rob Smith DiskFlashBack: https://youtu.be/zFYf9jhp3bs?si=19e34Cvr78RcEQVH
First Type-In Program: https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/comments/1csm5ze/the_first_computer_game_typein_is_49_today/
50:24 - Who Ya Gonna Call? The BBC!Story Link: https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/comments/1ctazcw/fanmade_port_of_ghostbusters_to_the_bbc_micro/
56:26 - Community Question of the Week
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Saturday May 18, 2024

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When you need him most he will be there! He stands tall, gazing into the middle distance while holding a bowl of noodles and hoping that his makeshift table cloth cape will billow in the breeze! We needed help this week and so, like the hero he is, he stepped forward and saved the day!
Once again Radio is going to be used to distribute computer code. Find out what and where. JagJam 2024 hopes to bring some top notch games to Atari's Jaguar console. Back in the 1980s there was a home automation system that didn't require the internet (it did require you to read a hefty manual though).
Plus more retro computing news and the all important Community Question Of The Week!
00:00 - Show Opening
08:30 - Radio ReturnStory Link: https://www.racunalniski-muzej.si/en/40-years-later-a-game-for-the-zx-spectrum-will-be-once-again-broadcast-over-fm-radio/Play Kontrabant 2: https://archive.org/details/zx_Kontrabant_2_1984_Radio_Student_sr
17:08 - Good Jag Games At Last. Maybe?Story Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dij7aBXV91EJagFest 1999: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaZFCvxNwko
31:11 - Dave's Housekeeping
Tetris Hack: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2024/05/hackers-discover-how-to-reprogram-nes-tetris-from-within-the-game/
Retro Magazines: https://www.theguardian.com/games/article/2024/may/10/the-15-ish-greatest-uk-video-game-magazines-of-all-time?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
Don't Stop Using Floppies: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20240510-floppy-disks-why-some-people-are-still-in-love-with-this-obsolete-computer-storage-technology
Gaming Addiction: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20240510-floppy-disks-why-some-people-are-still-in-love-with-this-obsolete-computer-storage-technology
Atari Carts Broken: https://www.timeextension.com/news/2024/05/atari-responds-to-reports-of-faulty-games-in-usd1000-50th-xp-collection
Retro PDF Printing: https://magpi.raspberrypi.com/articles/retro-printer
38:17 - I’m Sorry Dave, I’m Afraid I Can’t Do ThatStory Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra9ov-ud_Q0
48:29 - Community Question of the Week
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This Week in Retro is a weekly roundup of the hottest stories from the world of retro gaming and computing, voted on by you, the listener! Hosted by Neil from RMC and Dave. Edited by Duncan Styles.

Saturday May 11, 2024

Commodore International filed for bankruptcy 30 years ago in 1994. There is the UK petition to force games publishers to commit to ensuring that games endure after any web dependency is shut down. Would you like a reduced cost MiSTer? If the answer is yes you might be in luck.
We are sponsored by Pixel Addict magazine and the latest issue is now available from https://www.pixel.addict.media/ It's main feature is about classic games that used current events (at the time) as inspiration. 
Joining us today is John “Chucky” Hertell. Well known in the Amiga world he’s created such wonders as the reAmiga 1200, a reverse engineered A1200 with lots of extras, likewise with the Amiga 4000 and a whole lot more besides. Check his blog out: https://wordpress.hertell.nu/
Sign the UK petition: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/659071
00:00 - Show Opening
05:21 - 30 Years Without Chicken Lips (Commodore)Story Link: https://www.timeextension.com/news/2024/04/anniversary-30-years-ago-today-commodore-died
18:26 - Life Support For Video GamesStory Link: https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/comments/1cj74bp/the_gvernment_responds_to_the_petition_about/
34:00 - Dave's Housekeeping
ST Demoscene History: https://marincomics.com/atari-st-demoscene-books.html
BBC Breakfast Retro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVzJnAyTEDc&t=1s
Retro Boardgames: https://www.bestproducts.com/lifestyle/g60658758/retro-board-games/
Betting On Arcade Games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwhw-jcXYoo&t=1s
Sindy Is 60: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c25rgw7nqw7o.amp
The Internet In Decline: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/article/2024/may/04/the-internet-is-in-decline-it-needs-rewilding
BASIC Is Also 60: https://www.theregister.com/2024/05/03/basic_60th_birthday_releases/
Zork Speedrun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCbvyPbhRfA&t=1s
Infocom Catalogue: https://eblong.com/infocom/ 
44:18 - Mister CheapskateStory Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RSrzM7dM-Y
01:06:16 - Community Question of the Week
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Saturday May 04, 2024

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Dominik Diamond said the Amiga A1000 is ugly. Do you agree? Which is the ugliest of retro computers? We also chat about MS-DOS becoming open sourced and how the release has gone a bit wrong, and the effort Microsoft went to in getting DOS games running in Windows 95.
All this and other retro computing topics in brief along with your answers to last show's Community Question Of The Week.
00:00 - Show Opening
08:21 - Come On In The DOS Are OpenStory Link: https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/opensource/2024/04/25/open-sourcing-ms-dos-4-0/
17:21 - Wing Dings CommanderStory Link: https://www.theregister.com/2024/04/19/wing_commander_windows_95/
33:17 - Dave's Housekeeping
Game Boy at 35: https://www.theguardian.com/games/2024/apr/21/the-game-boy-at-35-a-portal-to-other-magical-worldsAdditional Game Boy article: https://www.theguardian.com/games/2024/apr/24/pushing-buttons-game-boy-35-years-old-readers-memories-nintendo
American Visits British Computer Museums: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sz4L_h_6I4
Google Demolishes Atari: https://www.timeextension.com/news/2024/04/how-googles-rampant-sunnyvale-expansion-is-erasing-ataris-history
Infrogrames To Return: https://www.gamedeveloper.com/business/atari-relaunches-infogrames-immediately-buys-totally-reliable-delivery-service
Short Pong Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPVa2gIVWIQ
9th INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER CLUB: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_efz3edJt4Q
Stop Killing Games: https://www.stopkillinggames.com/
44:43 - The Amiga is Ugly. Yuck!Story Link: https://www.theguardian.com/games/2024/apr/26/my-undying-love-for-the-painfully-uncool-amiga?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAR2NWTnWGzSrUJZyLvrcrQjHW76tIPm1ZN1GEp-QZERuOFc_P7Mlgo25-hI_aem_Afey1P6fPnf1zOKSlBwWVNKz3hSgj-fkWz0zCxwvDb2pE54wQU2ZA6ah95FaR-H6aJlkv-QB-UWqNZH1HUP5e8WA
52:23 - Community Question of the Week
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Saturday Apr 27, 2024

The Z80 CPU has come to the end of its run, after 48 years it finally goes out of production.  There is a resurgence in analogue tech and media. Just how crazy can a printer from the 1990s drive you? These topics and more are covered in this episode of our retro podcast.
We also have your answers to the last show's Community Question Of The Week.
We are kindly supported by Pixel Addict magazine. Take a look at http://pixel.addict.media/ for the full run down on the latest issue. Pixel Addict covers retro computers and consoles, games both old and new, and a other related and nostalgic topics.
00:00 - Show Opening
06:25 - Zed’s Dead Baby. Zed’s DeadStory Link: https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/comments/1c7booz/z80_discontinued_after_48_years/
17:22 - Woah, Slow Down There TechnologyStory Link: https://theconversation.com/hard-work-and-happy-accidents-why-do-so-many-of-us-prefer-difficult-analogue-technology-227472
34:37 - Dave's Housekeeping
Sonic Calculator: https://www.xda-developers.com/sonic-2-ti84-calculator/
David Thorpe: https://www.binaryzone.org/thezone/davidthorpe.php
Retro In Japan: https://www.timeextension.com/news/2024/04/the-tourists-have-taken-everything-laments-japanese-resident-as-retro-runs-dry
C64 Beats IBM Quantum?: https://www.tomshardware.com/tech-industry/quantum-computing/commodore-64-outperforms-ibms-quantum-systems-1-mhz-computer-said-to-be-faster-more-efficient-and-decently-accurate
Riqa, The Lost N64 Game: https://www.gamesradar.com/after-25-years-the-lost-n64-game-that-couldve-been-nintendos-answer-to-tomb-raider-has-been-preserved-online/
5 Reasons To Play DOS Games: https://www.howtogeek.com/now-is-the-best-time-to-play-retro-dos-games/
Golden Axe TV Show: https://www.engadget.com/theres-a-tv-show-coming-based-on-segas-classic-arcade-game-golden-axe-185336446.html
44:06 - Ink Jet Fury!Story Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aoBK-K_K-Y
52:42 - Community Question of the Week
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This Week in Retro is a weekly roundup of the hottest stories from the world of retro gaming and computing, voted on by you, the listener! Hosted by Neil from RMC and Dave. Edited by Duncan Styles.

Saturday Apr 20, 2024

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This week we are joined by Frank from Retro Rewind. You can check out everything Frank has to offer at https://retrorewind.ca/
UK based retro enthusiasts will soon be able to take their console to a high street store to have them repaired. Has retro or gaming addiction changed over the years? Would you like to support a movement to stop games being taken away from paying customers?
All this and our Community Question Of The Week and a number of other topics looked at in brief.
00:00 - Show Opening
05:48 - I’m Not Addicted I Could Stop Whenever I WantStory Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbu0kmCeLSI
17:39 - Cexy TimeStory Link: https://www.timeextension.com/news/2024/04/cex-is-launching-its-own-repair-service-for-retro-consoles
29:57 - Dave's Housekeeping
Trocadero - https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/comments/1bzohn1/mayor_of_london_candidate_pledges_to_turn/
CPC464 Hits 40! - https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/comments/1bz7kid/amstrad_cpc_464_turns_40/
Backporting .NET - https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/comments/1c1iozu/backporting_the_net_framework_to_allow_relatively/
The Story of The Oregon Trail - https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/comments/1c1ox0s/the_story_of_the_oregon_trail/
Paul Daniels - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_iEWoiRVIQ
Atari ST 50fps Racer - https://www.timeextension.com/news/2024/04/this-new-atari-st-racer-is-looking-seriously-smooth
Hyperion - https://www.amiga-news.de/en/news/AN-2024-04-00029-EN.html
41:15 - Please Don’t Go!Story Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w70Xc9CStoE
Campaign Link: https://www.stopkillinggames.com/
55:32 - Community Question of the Week
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Saturday Apr 13, 2024

BAFTA thinks Lara Croft is just about as iconic as a game character can get, do you agree. We might soon see retro gaming on Apple's iOS but what exactly do their new rules mean? We don't have a clue but we'll talk about it anyway. 3M used to be big in the world of the Floppy Disk but they jumped ship early....why was that?
All this and a load of other news that has been submitted by YOU on our Reddit page. Thanks for doing that by the way, you're all ace.
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00:00 - Show Opening
05:48 - Games With CharacterStory Link: https://www.bafta.org/media-centre/press-releases/bafta-most-iconic-character-poll-results
17:56 - Apples To OrangesStory Link: https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/comments/1bwuci2/apple_to_finally_allow_retro_emulators_in_the_app/
33:02 - Dave's Housekeeping
The400 Mini CX Stick Fix Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OoeCWnRcLE&t=1s
Desk That Runs Doom: https://www.tomshardware.com/video-games/pc-gaming/rescued-retro-desk-pc-becomes-the-latest-device-to-run-doom-amd-duron-based-system-unsurprisingly-lets-you-shotgun-blast-imps-without-major-issues
Youngsters Like Retro Too!: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2024/apr/02/why-are-younger-generations-embracing-the-retro-game-revival
Legal Action To Protect Games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w70Xc9CStoE
New Tune from H0ffman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9ucA_WXSUw&t=1s
UK Collector Frazer Rhodes Making A Museum: https://www.timeextension.com/features/interview-meet-the-uk-collector-creating-his-own-retro-game-museum
Retro Could Save The Gaming Industry: https://metro.co.uk/2024/04/07/retro-gaming-can-saviour-whole-video-games-industry-readers-feature-20599998/
45:40 - We’re All FloppyStory Link: https://spectrum.ieee.org/3m-floppy
58:54 - Community Question of the Week
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Saturday Apr 06, 2024

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Do you love the 6502 CPU? Of course you do, why wouldn't you? Lets chat about it.  Would you like a graphics card that could be switch between standards (of a certain era)? Elder Scrolls turns 30! 
All this and more retro based stories in brief plus your answers to the Community Question Of The Week.
00:00 - Show Opening
10:06 - 6502 Powered A Whole GenerationStory Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acUH4lWe2NQ
20:48 - FPGA GPU 4 UStory Link: https://www.theregister.com/2024/03/30/furygpu_xilinx_fpga_graphics/Dev Blog Link: https://www.furygpu.com/blog/hello
34:55 - Dave's Housekeeping
Physical Media: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2024/mar/27/the-film-fans-who-refuse-to-surrender-to-streaming-one-day-youll-barter-bread-for-our-dvds?utm_source=pocket-newtab-en-gb
8-Bit Do C64 Keyboard: https://www.theverge.com/2024/3/28/24113566/8bitdo-commodore-64-retro-mechanical-keyboard-specs-release-date-price-features
Windows Format Menu: https://kotaku.com/windows-11-30-year-old-menu-nt-format-story-plummer-1851364593
Doom On A Router: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcjuoEZg8rI
50:13 - 30 Is Elderly NowStory Link: https://www.pcgamer.com/games/rpg/join-us-in-celebrating-all-things-elder-scrolls-as-the-legendary-rpg-series-turns-30/
57:51 - Community Question of the Week
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This Week in Retro is a weekly roundup of the hottest stories from the world of retro gaming and computing, voted on by you, the listener! Hosted by Neil from RMC and Dave. Edited by Duncan Styles.
 

Saturday Mar 30, 2024

Your weekly Retro Computing discussion show returns! Rollercoaster Tycoon is 25 years old? Are you a fan of any of the Tycoon games? We chat about those classic SIM games, take a look at how somebody went to extraordinary lengths to create a new old Mac and more old tech has been spotted in new media.
All of that plus many other topics are covered in Dave's Housekeeping and we get your answers to this week's Community Question Of The Week. 
We are sponsored this week by Pixel Addict magazine. The current issue has a guide to the CoCo computer and Tandy in general. Plus there is a celebration of the anniversary of King's Quest! Visit https://www.pixel.addict.media/ for the full run down on the latest issue. 
00:00 - Show Opening
07:13 - 25 Years Of Ups and Downs With Rollercoaster TycoonStory Link: https://www.theguardian.com/games/2024/mar/22/rollercoaster-tycoon-at-25-its-mind-blowing-how-it-inspired-me
20:36 - Don’t Fix It, 3D Print ItStory Link: https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/comments/1bhw3xl/3d_printing_a_fullsize_macintosh_the_brewintosh/
38:12 - Dave's Housekeeping
Music Rights = De-listed Game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBXbrofwKwM
WipeOut on 68K Amiga: https://arcziii.itch.io/wipeout
Trocadero Centre: https://www.theguardian.com/games/2024/mar/18/trocadero-london-arcade-segaworld-funland-portal-troc
Zelda Key Glitch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lve6FoMsw_c
RCM's New Home: https://www.timeextension.com/news/2024/03/uks-retro-computer-museum-is-showing-off-its-new-home-in-april
NBA Giveaway Not OK: https://kotaku.com/nba-2k19-flea-market-giveaway-free-copies-xbox-one-1851349597
53:22 - Did I Just See What I Think I Saw?Story Link: https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/comments/1blgcnn/venkman_has_a_pet_computer/Halo Link: https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/comments/1bmg2j5/retro_sighting_in_halo_season_2/
58:32 - Community Question of the Week
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Saturday Mar 23, 2024

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We check out a video which runs through the history of RPGs, look at how Atari is once returning to the arcades and look at the games up for entry in the Hall Of Fame this year. Plus other retro gaming news is highlighted in brief. 
All that and the Community Question Of The Week plus a little something for our awesome patrons.
00:00 - Show Opening
06:43 - The Entire History Of RPGsStory Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o3i10OuMFQ
29:05 - Have You Played Atari Today?Story Link 1: https://boingboing.net/2024/03/14/pongs-creator-auctioning-off-incredibly-rare-atari-protoypes-and-other-videogame-rarities.htmlStory Link 2: https://www.timeextension.com/news/2024/03/after-25-years-away-atari-is-returning-to-arcades-with-its-recharged-series 
42:07 - Dave's Housekeeping
Suyo Emulator: https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2024/03/creators-of-new-switch-emulator-suyu-hope-to-avoid-nintendos-wrath
PS3 with Timesplitters 4: https://www.gamesradar.com/after-16-years-the-canceled-fps-timesplitters-4-gets-saved-and-preserved-through-a-seemingly-unremarkable-ebay-listing-for-a-ps3-test-console/
Motherborg Cube: https://www.reddit.com/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/1bbl5wg/giant_cube_made_of_motherboards/
PS5 Might Get PS2 Emulator: https://www.vg247.com/ps5-might-be-getting-ps2-emulator-dont-get-excited
Doom On A Toothbrush: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUO4gxJZIb8
Unofficial Star Wars Game: https://www.timeextension.com/news/2024/03/dreamcast-is-getting-a-new-and-unofficial-star-wars-game
Space Hunter For Mega Drive: https://www.timeextension.com/news/2024/03/mega-drive-genesis-metroid-port-becomes-space-hunter
NES Expansion Port Has A Use: https://www.timeextension.com/news/2024/03/someone-has-finally-found-a-use-for-the-nes-expansion-port
50:47 - Hall of FameStory Link: https://kotaku.com/video-game-hall-of-fame-2024-finalists-resident-evil-1851335716Inducted Games: https://www.museumofplay.org/exhibits/world-video-game-hall-of-fame/inducted-games/
01:01:15 - Community Question of the Week
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