More old stuff incoming
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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. . . .
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