You don’t want to miss the Retro Reboot Show. Ep. 3 is on it’s way soon

Wow! The next episode of the Retro Reboot show is going to be an absolute banger, there is so much goodness you do not want to miss it. Here’s a preview of what’s in store!

* I asked you all “What the coolest little retro machine you ever had/have” was, and I got lots of great responses. I can’t wait to share your photos and memories!

* A new book has been released called “Shareware Heroes”, I’ll talk about that.

* Deep Dives are now available for BBC micro games including Elite (source code inc)

* I was curiously scrolling through Instagram and saw Dave Just Dave show off a thing called a “Turboswitch”. I want to know more about this thing…., anyone? 

* Origins stories on The Intel 4004 Microprocessor

* I have a link to pretty much every DOS game ever made for you. It comes with a crazy awesome menu system which has the meta information for every game and will download the games on demand so you don’t have to download every game upfront.

In “Retro Reboots”:

* The biggest news is that Return to Monkey island is finally out!

* The game Ashes 2063 is out (using doom 2 modded engine) 

* Two Guys from Andromeda finally released their new Space Quest game called Space Venture 

* I’m also talking about a new Applesoft BASIC Editor and the Merlin Assembler written in WebAssembly

* I cover a modern port of Turbo Vision 2.0, the classical framework for text-based user interfaces. Now cross-platform and with Unicode support.

* Amiga branded USB keyboard Kickstarter looks like they might be shipping

* A new Desktop widgets thingy for Apple 2

A new camera for the YouTube channel!

Well thanks to you lovely Patreon and YouTube Members, I’ve been able to save up enough money to buy a much needed camera. My last one finally gave up the ghost after more than 15 years of decent service. This one is a great camera which fits the needs of a serious vlogger pretty well. I’m using the Sony ZV-E10 and a Rode Videomic GO. I’ve also bought a Benro FGP28A tripod for some pretty decent steady shots. I can’t thank you enough for you contributions and believing in me so far to enable me to invest back into the channel like this. Long time supporters of the channel as always are listed in this video.

They said it wouldn’t happen! Part 8! It’s getting real close now!

Every few nights I do a bit more editing, a bit more research, a bit more reaching out to my contacts and things fall into place a bit more. Part 8. The final ‘main’ installment in the Back to the BBS docu-series is almost complete. I’ll be looking for reviewers for it pre-launch, so if you would like to be considered for this job then please get in touch. You’ll need a good set of ears and eyes and be willing to watch it a good few times and provide critical feedback!

Off to the UK for 3 weeks

Hello Patreon family, it’s been 4 years since I was last able to visit loved ones in my homeland of Scotland, and the time and conditions have finally come for me to be able to see my family, so I’m taking a break for three weeks.

I won’t be taking a camera, just my mobile phone and a steady stick, but if I find anything interesting along my travels that could be good for the channel, I’ll be sure to post it up here, that said, however, as I won’t have access to my editing software and hardware, the usual videos will not be produced for the next 4 weeks.

On the editing bed (yes still) is Back to the BBS, part 8, which covers the ANSI scene. So that will be waiting for me when I get back. It’s around half way done. There’s also a heap of other good material which will probably come in fairly short order after then.

In the meantime, if you haven’t had a chance to check out my recent interview with author of “The Modem World”, Kevin Driscoll, I would highly recommend you watch that, Kevin has some great insights that I reckon that many of the viewers would be interested in.

Thank you all again for your continued support on Patreon, please do furnish me with any ideas you’d like to see, I’d be happy to hear your ideas. And if you want to support the channel even more, please share any of my back catalogue of videos with your friends on social media, Reddit, etc. I’d really like to make the channel a popular one (I was thinking about 10k+ subscribers). We are at 3.2k at the moment, I know we can do it!

Cheers and see you all in around 4 weeks!

Al