Archive for June, 2012

Rasberry Pi

My raspberry Pi came yesterday. I am very impressed but it runs slower than I expected it to. Apparently it doesn’t use the built in super duper graphics card to render the desktop so maybe they will fix that and speed things up. I currently have it booting properly into Debian Squeeze Linux and have remote tty and SCP sessions to control it.

I’ve done a bit of reading up on Python programming and it looks like my” Laserdisc Emulator” idea for the Pi could be a go-er!

I need another one because I want to set up a silent XMBC set up!


Spare Space Ace – Gone at Last

It’s been a long time in the doing but the spare Space Ace I bought has eventually left Ramcade. Now I have enough room to fix my mint Space Ace and my Hyper Sports. I need a new CP as well for the Hyper Sports because the button layout is wrong on the one I bought. Luckily I live in Middlesbrough, the Steel Capital of Europe, so I know a bloke that can sort one out for me!

Because I got some room back I can now get to my Egret 2 again and play some mad Cave goodness. I got used to the iPad port but it just isn’t the same. I have discovered a new arcade injury type though. It’s called “end of finger burn” and you get it after a 15 minute session of sliding your finger trying to avoid Cave bullet hell patterns.

I’ve worked out that I can fit another 2 machines into Ramcade at a push but that won’t happen now until I have all my machines working and all tarted up with new art etc. that I have lying around.

I think I’ve decided to keep my DL2 after all



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