Ideas about a contest

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Matt Barton
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Hi, everyone. I've been thinking lately that, what with summer opening up a lot of time in some of our schedules, perhaps the time is ripe for some kind of contest here at AA. What I was thinking of was a contest to see how many different platforms you could use to login here and make a post to Armchair Arcade. We could have awards for the raw quantity of platforms as well as "achievements" for logging in with particularly obscure or difficult platforms. We could also have achievements for people logging with the original equipment vs. emulating, as well as daisy chaining emulation (i.e., logging in with a Mac emulating a DOS machine emulating an Amiga etc.)

What do you think? Would this be fun? Also, how could we validate people's claims, or would this have to be an honor system? Perhaps everyone would have to list instructions as to how to duplicate it.

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Matt Barton
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Hardest Machine

I tell you what, guys. If you can log in here with an NES, I'll give you the prize. ;-)

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DS checkin

in virginia beach and checking in with my DS, what a chore that was!

cheers?Frank

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add Wii to the list

Just added the Wii to the list, so what is my prize? ;-)
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I have JiffyDOS for my

I have JiffyDOS for my Commodore 128D, but never decided to take the greater financial plunge with the SuperCPU stuff. Interesting, but it just may be taking these classic systems to places that are not necessarily necessary. There's a similar initiative for the ColecoVision that I'm on the fence about that essentially supercharges that for greater technical performance. I'll just take these things on a case-by-case basis. You supe these things up too much and they start to lose their original appeal and identity (though they invariably become cool in a different way, I suppose).

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Mark Vergeer
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c64 - webbrowser

I used Wave, it is a graphical webbrowser than runs under the Wheels-OS (a GeOS derivative).
http://cmdrkey.com/cbm/wave/wave.html

This is the website of a company named Creative Micro Designs that supported C=64 & C=128 from 1987 to june,2001. Around June,2001 Maurice Randall from Charlotte,MI bought all the rights to CMD C= hardware, including copying & distribution rights to GEOS2.0. Maurice calls this CMDRKEY. CMDRKEY is located in Charlotte, MI. In 1998 he wrote a new GEOS 2.0 upgrade called Wheels OS, for both C=64 and C=128. So think twice about selling your Commodore 64 or 128 setups, they are still very useful. But you do need to upgrade your c64 well beyond it's original specs, as The Wave requires a Commodore 64 or 128 running Wheels (GEOS upgrade) with a SuperCPU and at least 4mb of SuperRAM memory.

Wave - graphical webbrowser for the C64Wave - graphical webbrowser for the C64

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Matt Barton
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Logging in to AA with a C64
Mark Vergeer wrote:

-c64 hardware and emulator

How??? I've got to hear the story on this one. That C64 must have some pretty fantastic upgrades.

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Not me, Mark!

Not me, Mark! ;-)

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Mark Vergeer
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Emulation or real hardware?

-sony ericsson 750i phone hardware
-htc 620 hardware
-dreamcast hardware
-nintendo ds hardware
-sony psp hardware
-xbox hardware
-amiga hardware & emulation (Winuae running Workbench 3.5)
-dos running arachne hardware and virtual machine (Virtual Box)
-os 7, 8, 9, X on intel and ppc platforms hardware and emulation (Shapeshifter, BasiliskII, Sheepshaver on PC, Amiga and Mac)
-various linuxes hardware and virtual machine (Virtual Box)
-c64 hardware and emulator

So all in all I achieved all this in hardware with a software/emulation complement when possible. Any one else willing to challenge this? Pretty long list hehehehe. Bill surely must be able to beat me!

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Matt Barton
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Amazing

Wow, Mark. I think you've already gotten us beaten. So many devices! Were those running via emulation or were you logging on with the real hardware?

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Mark Vergeer
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nice idea....

I myself have been loggin onto this website with a wide array of devices:
-sony ericsson 750i phone
-htc 620
-dreamcast
-nintendo ds
-sony psp
-xbox
-amiga
-dos running arachne
-os 7, 8, 9, X on intel and ppc platforms
-various linuxes
-c64
-Nintendo Wii as of Juli 6th 2007

so come on people there must be more possibilities to check out the site.

say does drupal have a wap-friendly setting we could use for mobile devices?

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