More old stuff incoming

Grant Taylor cctalk at
Fri Dec 21 19:20:42 CST 2018

On 12/21/18 3:30 PM, Zane Healy via cctalk wrote:
> I’m afraid I’ll have to agree with Jim here.  When talking about 
> Retro Gaming, in most cases, the Raspberry Pi, while better than nothing, 
> aren’t as good as the real thing, especially in regards to video 
> and audio.

There's nothing to be afraid of.

I was asking from a position of ignorance because I've not used either. 
I have some colleagues at work that use the Raspberry Pi.  So I know of, 
but not about, it.

> I was seriously excited about the Retron77 (Atari 2600) that was recently 
> released, but on getting it, I found that it wasn’t able to play a 
> fair number of the cartridges I’ve tried with it.


> DOS games never had *KNOWN* set of hardware they’d be running on, 
> as a result I think they’re likely more forgiving.
> Now despite what I just said about the Raspberry Pi, I have three of 
> them around here, one is a small VAX running OpenVMS 7.3, one is a DPS-8 
> running Multics, and the other a KL-10B running TOPS-20.  I had dreams 
> of building a VMS cluster of RPi 3+’s, but have kind of gone off that 
> idea, due to the superior performance I get using my VMware Cluster to 
> host VAX instances.

I'll have to check out the DPS-8 and KL-10B.

Grant. . . .
unix || die

More information about the cctech mailing list