Miscellaneous News
Affilation with TehSkeen.com (misc)

As you might have seen we are affilated with TehSkeen.com now, they take care of homebrew matters along with console modification things. So go and check it out ;)


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Retrogaming Times Monthly Issue 58 (misc)

Retrogaming Times Monthly #58 is available. RTM is a retro magazine, sometimes with focus on homebrew things.

Content of this issue:

01. Press Fire To Begin
02. Falling Arcade Prices
03. RTM Idiocy Part 3
04. Apple II Incider – Wheel Of Fortune
05. The Thrill Of Defeat: Games For The 2K Timex Sinclair 1000
06. Old Wine in New Bottles: Retrogaming on Modern Hardware – Activision Anthology
07. National Center For The History Of Electronic Games
08. Videological Dig – Christmas 1975
09. Game Over


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New hosted page thor.pdroms.de (misc)

As Thor’s page disappeared from the internet a while ago we at PDRoms offered him a new host, so his work won’t be lost in space.

Thor is known for NGPC, J2ME, GP32 and PSX development! Many of his progs do come with source code!

Welcome back Thor!


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System Specific RSS Feeds (misc)

Please note that due to a configuration modification the system specific RSS FEEDS have a new minor modified adress. Please REORDER the feeds, they are NOT broken.

Thank you!

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Maintenance Mode Off (misc)

Dear visitors,

some of you out there might have recognized our almost two day long downtime.

Unfortunatly one of our newer software packs were in need of the latest kernel, so we had no chance to avoid the update. Updating a running operating system isn’t really great, but for now almost all “visible” and “technical” issues should be resolved.

Beside fresh software PDRoms has recieved minor bugfixes, which probably wont even be recognized, but were really necessary :) If you find any malfunction, please let us know by contacting us (link below).

Thanks for comming back ;)
Kojote, kedo & celeth

PS: PDRoms is having free ad slots, so if you run a company and if you are interested, let us know. You’ll be helping us in paying the server and domain fees. Almost any kind of offers are discussable – instead of money we could also take items ;)


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RetroMadrid 2009 (misc)

RetroMadrid will take place on the 14th of March, in Madrid (Spain). RetroMadrid, formerly known as MadriSX & Retro, is one of the biggest fairs in Europe specifically dedicated to vintage computers, consoles and games. In its 14th edition, MadriSX & Retro changes its name to RetroMadrid to reflect the support for the whole range of classic computers. RetroMadrid will include competitions, sales zone, demonstrations of new software and devices, for vintage consoles and computers. Exhibitors from Spain and from other countries of Europe will show their latest releases.

Thanks to slaanesh for the hint!


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Maintenance Mode (misc)

We’ll be updating the PDRoms code base soon… it’s yet unkown when we will fully accessable again, but the news service will be going on in the meantime. In worst case you just need to read the backlog :)

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Retrogaming Times Monthly Issue 57 (misc)

Retrogaming Times Monthly #57 is available. RTM is a retro magazine, sometimes with focus on homebrew things.

Content of this issue:

01. Attract Mode
02. Notes From Our Webmaster
03. NES’cade – Excitebike
04. RTM Idiocy Part 2
05. Apple II Incider – Stargate
06. The Thrill Of Defeat: Zaxxon In 1K? Oh My!
07. Old Wine in New Bottles: Retrogaming on Modern Hardware
08. Videological Dig
09. Game Over


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RGCD Issue 5 (misc)

RGCD is a new downloadable CD-ROM based magazine containing the very latest retro reviews, features and developer interviews, providing its readers with an essential one-stop resource for all their retro gaming needs. RGCD’s main focus is on the new releases for 8/16-Bit computer platforms, but we also dedicate a good percentage of our reviews and feature space to retro look-and-feel PC-based remakes and independent games, so if that’s what you’re into then you are in the right place.

Release notes:

RGCD Issue #05 / On The Road Again!
5th March 2009 by James Monkman

It wasn’t supposed to be available online until after the weekend (we’re officially releasing it at the Byte-Back retro gaming event on the 7th), but I’ve finished packing and had a few hours to kill today – so here it is two days early, the long awaited 5th issue of RGCD!

We’re back on the road with RGCD tomorrow, driving up to Stoke-On-Trent with approximately 300 other retro enthusiasts to spend two full days drinking, socialising and playing on a huge variety of vintage and modern gaming systems, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a tiny bit excited. Our RGCD stall will feature (from my collection) a rare 4160 STE complete with modified PSX controllers, PC optical mouse and a hard disk full of games, a CD32 with keyboard and PSX controllers, my (somewhat retro) desktop PC for showcasing modern indie games and a C64 with MMC-RR cart and, you guessed it, PSX controllers. We’ll also be selling C64 cartridges (including two new titles not available from our shop), back issues of RGCD and a handful of Atari ST(E)/Falcon specific adapters allowing you to replace your battered old joysticks with PS2 dual-analogue pads (with built in mouse support)…

…As some of you may already know, we’ve been busy behind the scenes working with Paul Willingham and Alison Challis to create PSX adapters for our favourite 16/32-Bit machines; Paul has created one specifically for C= hardware (including the CD32), and Alison has developed an adapter designed for the Atari series – although both also work with several other consoles/home computers and there’s a degree of crossover. We’re in the process of negotiating and setting up shop entries for these, so check back soon for an update and if you’re at Byte-Back this weekend come and try them out for yourself!

We’re also just about to launch a CD32 side project (which we’ll also be working on at the event) – again, more details on this will follow soon.

Anyway, I really hope you enjoy the issue and I’ll be back with more news and updates next week.

Thanks to James Monkman, the publisher himself, for the news!


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Byte Back 2009 (misc)

Byte Back 2009 is a two day retro gaming event that will be taking place on the weekend of 7-8th March 2009 at Bidds Live Music Club in Stoke-on-Trent. Stoke is less than an hours journey from Birmingham, Manchester, East Midlands and Liverpool airports.

There will be a bunch of people with rank and name, so don’t miss it if you are living closeby.

Thanks to James ( http://www.rgcd.co.uk/ ) for this interesting news hint.

PS: Y0 Baggers ;)


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