Wednesday, November 29, 2006


My retro gaming sessions usually consisted of me running an assortment of emulators on my PC, and playing them on my television via a very long S-Video cable from my graphics card to the TV.... From one side of the living room to the other... Not ideal, especially when you have a young child rampaging through the living room..... TRIP!!

Readers of my blog will know that I recently purchased one of those Linux based GP2x portable game/entertauinment consoles, and one of the many good things about it is that it has a TV-out port for hooking up to an ordinary television (something you can't do with PSP's and Nintendo DS's!!). Anyway, I purchased a TV-Out cable for my GP2x yesterday from and amazingly it arrived this morning in the post - I would highly recommened this company if you wish you purchase any GP2x related products.

Anyway, as you can see from the pictures I can now play all of my favourite retro games via my GP2x on the television as if it were a normal games console or old computer. The top picture shows me playing one of my favourite games of all time - Flashback (using the excellent DrMD Sega Megadrive emulator) , and the picture below is of course the startup screen on a Commodore 64 (using the VICE emulator).

Now, I've got emulators ranging from the Philips G7000, Atari ST, Atari 800XL, Commodore Amiga, Plus 4 & C64, Acorn Electron, Archimedes, Sega Megadrive, Spectrum and many many more - all stored on a 2Gb SD card on my very portable GP2x. Imagine having all those machines, and the thousands of games available on them on the go... in just one small machine!!!!

Oh.... I've also been playing Day of the Tentacle and the first two Monkey Island games on it as well using the Scumm interpretor. Happy days are here again!!

If like me you like retro gaming..... GET ONE!!!!

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