Zoomer here

Wtf is this?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    why you zoom zoom pieces of shit can't use google for your stupid questions?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FM_Towns

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You took the bait.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Even if the thread is bait it is true zoomers really can't use Google on average. It's pretty annoying

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    this computer is the only one that got a port of truxton 2

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Melbourne
    Did you happen to attend PAX last week? The selection of retro games was insane.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      No, did you?
      I didn't even know what it was until I googled it 5 minuted ago. Funny how that is seeing as how it's 20 minutes from me. Not that I would go anyway, I don't leave my basement

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I did, but only because I was gifted a badge. One corner was dedicated to retro games. Pinball machines, arcade machines, row after row of retro computers and consoles... all available to play for free! There was another separate arcade area mixing some old stuff with some newer stuff, but it was a lot harder finding an unoccupied machine.
        Overall, it was a completely unparalleled experience. It might be worth leaving your basement for it next year.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Cool, sounds like a good day...i wouldn't know where to begin there....
          as a fellow Melbourne man, what's your perspective on the gaming scene? In particular the retro gaming scene? Are you a buyfag or do you just emulate? I slurp new and old shit, for old shit I just use fb marketplace, gumtree and cash converters.

          I believe there's only one retro game store in Melbourne in reservoir, been there a few times, overpriced but the owner has a disk resurfacing machine. I need a crt tho, don't have one. I'm 29 btw, not a zoomer.

          What's your thought on pvms, they want about 1k for Sony one close by.... Should I slurp? Regular CRTs are 50 dollars

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            PVMs are a nice but for the money they're a meme. Get a post '99 crt with trinitron licensed display in a managable size, with your desired inputs and you'll be more than satisfied. I've got a 14' Teac CT-M3442H and its more than sufficient.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Will do, I don't mind paying 50 to 100 for a consumer sony crt.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                whatever brand you buy make sure the display has a vertical line pattern and not a honeycomb pattern at the very least.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I'm guessing by honeycomb you mean horizontal. I've noticed most are horizontal, vertical is rare. I don't really see why one is better than the other

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                its splitting hairs but the vertical line/trinitron displays appear crisp and tighter

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I see

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I think the scene is pretty abysmal, which is why I found the classic game area at PAX so surprising. I’ve seen plenty of retro game shops come and go. There was even an arcade fairly close to my house, which I only got to visit once before it closed.
            Sometimes I buy, sometimes I emulate. Depends on how much the game is and if I already own the respective system.
            Personally I don’t understand the appeal of PVMs, considering their cost and how long they are compared to consumer TVs. Any old CRT TV is good enough for me. But hey, I’m not you. Do you believe that’s a good investment? If you think you’ll like it and not regret it, then go for it.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Sounds fair

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >2000 dollarydoos
    ngl I'm tempted

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      How so? Seems like the guys high balling

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        CIB though. I agree 2000 seems a bit steep but it's complete. Depending on the condition of the box, I'd say it may be worth it. I'm autistic, as in clinical. Things like boxes matter to me. Pic related

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          The aud is worthless, its complete, clean, and ships domestically. But still, only tempted.

          Fair enough, I'll buy it then just so I can post it on this board

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The aud is worthless, its complete, clean, and ships domestically. But still, only tempted.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just get a mister you hipsters. You cant even say this is muh nastalgia

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't understand how these got so expensive.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Probably due to location and the fact that it's complete.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I don't know if they'll get that much.

        On an ebay BIN that sits around for months to wait for a buyer with money bags, maybe, but definitely not locally.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, you have to remember alot of people test the waters and high ball their listing's. I do the same because I'm in no rush to sell. Obviously I expect an offer considerably less. But hey, if an idiot comes along so be it

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I hate you.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >2000 to play an arcade port
    Into the trash it goes

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I think you'd need to get more out of it than just play games if you were to drop 2000 on it.

      Or idk that's my opinion.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This, OP, is the system that had the best version of Marble Madness purely because of it's soundtrack:

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Unless it runs in 60fps and has mouse support, best version still goes to x68000. I'll have to download this to find out, as I'm sure no one here fucking knows. Great music, though, I'll give you that.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Unless it runs in 60fps and has mouse support, best version still goes to x68000. I'll have to download this to find out, as I'm sure no one here fucking knows. Great music, though, I'll give you that.

      looks like it has everything the x68k version has. Neat, thanks.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    One of the shittier Japanese computers, honestly. It has like a scant few barely-definitive versions of some western games and Alltynex. It's pretty redundant otherwise. Prove me wrong, anons.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why are japanese computers so hard to find?

      the Sharp X68000 and FM towns come up for sale pretty often whereas I've been looking for a picrel for like a year now and I have not seen *any* come up for sale at all.

      But nobody seems to give a shit about them so I'd imagine they end up getting tossed anyways.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        They were expensive new, aren't held up by a western coomlector market, and the Japanese didn't really seem to care about keeping them.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I hope to find one some day 🙁

          Unlike most japanese computers, they were sold on the European and North American markets, but finding one of those is almost impossible now. They didn't sell to well in those markets but the fact that there are almost no traces of them ever existing outside of japan is fascinating to me.

          Most Unix workstations end up this way unless it was from a major vendor. Unobtanium.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Does it even had good exclusive games made for it?
    Non port shit of course

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    FM Towns II MX Japanese Vintage Computer (Boxed)
    Do they not teach kids to read anymore?

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