Latest YouTube Videos From ctrl.alt.rees

A New Famicom Composite Mod Appears! Backoffice PowerVAMP Mod First Impressions

In this video I check out the new PowerVAMP drop-in composite and power mod for the Nintendo Famicom by The Backoffice. This board requires minimal soldering and upgrades the Famicom with a better, any-polarity power supply and composite video output. But how easy is it to fit, and how does it stack up against the most popular composite mod out there?

My Maxed Out IBM 5150 PC With 7.16MHz Overclock, EGA & Ethernet

In this video, I explore my upgraded IBM 5150, the first DOS PC. I show how to get EGA graphics on a CGA monitor, how to capture the video output in the best possible quality (including PC speaker audio), how I connect this PC to my home network to transfer files, and also a DIY overclocking solution called the PC-SPRINT.

2020 Collab Roundup - My Unseen (On This Channel) Collab Videos!

In this special and not-at-all lazy Christmas episode, I share the collaboration videos that I made for other channels in my channel's first year. Of course, the vast majority of them were for the RMC livestreams over the summer, but there's a cheeky bonus collab at the end for you to check out as well as some shoutouts to some other great channels I've worked with over the year.

December Update - 1000 Subscribers, 30 Patrons, and Behind The Scenes on Some Upcoming Stuff!

Just a few updates and marking some channel milestones before it gets too late. Don't expect great things - I tend to waffle a lot in this unscripted stuff!

Atari Video Music - Story, Teardown, Restoration, and S-Video Mod - Part 1

Join me as I embark on a mission to restore my Atari Video Music, Atari's trippy music visualiser from 1977. In this 2-part special I'm going to be replacing the woodwork, designing an s-video output mod, and converting the device to run on a UK 230V power supply.

Projects & Pickups: Rare Atari Hardware, New Tools, Mystery Box of ST Games & Patron Gift!

A chance to go "behind the scenes" with the channel with a slightly more informal, unscripted format wherein I talk about some of my ongoing projects that didn't make it to YouTube, a few of my game collecting pickups and some future video plans.

Cheap (Under £30!) Ihong 1080P USB Microscope / Endoscope Review - Much Better Than Expected!

I had a few questions about the USB microscope I used in my recent Atari Sparrow video so I thought I'd put together this very quick review. I was very impressed with the quality of this thing, especially as it only cost £26!

Investigating A Very Rare Atari Sparrow FX-1 Prototype Motherboard - Should I Restore It?

I'm now the proud owner of an Atari Sparrow / FX-1, the prototype for the Falcon, which was released in 1992. Only 21 of these are known to still exist! But should I restore it, or frame it as a museum piece? I'm open to suggestions!

Unboxing And Playing A Sealed Game From The 90s And An IBM NetVista Office To Gaming Machine Update!

In the time I've owned RMC charity NetVista number 1 I've tracked down quite a lot of accessories for it... and done quite a lot of upgrades! See how I turned this boring office PC from 2002 into a half decent Windows 9x gaming machine. And what better to play on it than Maxis' crazy 1996 hit SimCopter? This is the story of how I bought this game "back in the day" and a nostalgic revisit after all these years.

Projects & Pickups: Visit To RMC, ST Format Magazine Binders, Early Atari Hardware and Patron Gift!

A chance to go "behind the scenes" with the channel with a slightly more informal, unscripted format wherein I talk about some of my ongoing projects that didn't make it to YouTube, a few of my game collecting pickups and some future video plans.

DOS Gaming MIDI: Roland MT-32 / SoundCanvas SC-55 / SC-88, mt32-pi & SoundBlaster Hanging Note Fix

Acorn Archimedes A305 Restoration: Audio Fix! Filter Mod & Burr-Brown Op Amp Upgrade

Ever wanted to fix that dull, flat, muted audio on your Acorn Archimedes? In this HOWTO I'll show you how to upgrade your Archie's audio by fitting a higher spec op amp and removing some unneccessary filtering components for the best possible output.

Projects & Pickups: Gameroom Update, Atari Calculators, PC-MIDI / SoundBlaster Hanging Notes & More!

A chance to go "behind the scenes" with the channel with a slightly more informal, unscripted format wherein I talk about some of my ongoing projects that didn't make it to YouTube, a few of my game collecting pickups and some future video plans.

Acorn Archimedes A305 Restoration Update - Keyboard Rebuild, Monitor Fixes & Video & Audio Mods

The Acorn Archimedes A305 was the original and first ARM CPU powered computer. I'm doing some work on mine in preparation for a video on the history of the ARM architecture and the Archimedes in general, so join me for a progress update!

RetroHQ Atari Jaguar GameDrive Flashcart First Impressions & Setup. Let's Play Some Rare Games!

My first impressions of the new Atari Jaguar "Game Drive" (or GD) flashcart from RetroHQ. In this video I also use it to check out some rare and expensive games on the system!

Projects & Pickups: RMC NetVista M41, Acorn Archimedes Restoration, Atari ST, Future Videos & More!

A chance to go "behind the scenes" with the channel with a slightly more informal, unscripted format wherein I talk about some of my ongoing projects that didn't make it to YouTube, a few of my game collecting pickups and some future video plans.

Cheap DIY Neo Geo To Sega Megadrive / Genesis Joystick Adapter! OJTRTA Part 3

One Joystick To Rule Them All! Continuing where we left off in episode 2, learn how to make a simple adapter to use your Neo Geo AES arcade controller with your Sega Megadrive / Genesis!

Cheap DIY Neo Geo Joystick Adapter To Amstrad, MSX And Sega Master System! OJTRTA Part 2

One Joystick To Rule Them All! Continuing where we left off in episode 1, learn how to make a simple adapter to use your Neo Geo AES arcade controller with Amstrad computers and consoles, including the CPC and GX4000, MSX computers and the Sega Master System!

Your Feedback And Tips From Episode 1 - OJTRTA Part 1.1

One Joystick To Rule Them All! In this mini episode I address some feedback from episode 1 and add some more tips to hopefully make this project a little bit more useful for anyone following along at home. Thanks so much everyone for the great feedback and suggestions - they're really appreciated and I'm taking them all on board to make this series even better!

Cheap DIY Neo Geo Joystick Adapter To Atari, Amiga, Sinclair and More! OJTRTA Part 1

One Joystick To Rule Them All! In the first of a new series, learn how to make a simple adapter to use your Neo Geo AES arcade controller with everything that uses the Atari joystick standard including Atari 2600, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Amiga, Sinclair ZX Spectrum and more!

My Namco Mr. Driller Collection - And Some History!

In this video I show off my Mr. Driller collection as well as demoing (most of) the games while talking about the history of the series.

I Won RetroManCave's Charity NetVista PC Number 1! So Here's The Unboxing, Setup & Gameplay

I'm the proud owner of an Oric Atmos 8-bit computer that was used as a prop in Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd. Here's the story of how it came to be in my possession, what happened when I tried to power it up for the first time, and what I needed to fix to get it up and running. I also take a look at some games on the system.

The IT Crowd Oric Atmos - Story, Repair & Review - As Seen On TV!

I'm the proud owner of an Oric Atmos 8-bit computer that was used as a prop in Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd. Here's the story of how it came to be in my possession, what happened when I tried to power it up for the first time, and what I needed to fix to get it up and running. I also take a look at some games on the system.

Sony PlayStation PSOne Restoration and Retr0bright - The Wife's 18th Birthday Present!

I recently discovered my wife's Sony PSOne which she got as a present for her 18th birthday 20 years ago! In this episode I retr0bright and repair the PlayStation console and controller - I hope you'll agree it looks practically brand new!

Puck Man Original Japanese Pac-Man Arcade PCB - History, Tech, And Demo!

Before Namco's iconic Pac-Man was Pac-Man, he was Puckman. In this video I explore an original Japanese Puckman arcade PCB, talk a bit about the story behind it, show you how it works, and show you some actual gameplay footage!

EGA Graphics On A CGA Monitor? It's Easier Than You Think!

Back in the 1980s an EGA monitor was a rare and expensive beast. These days they're even rarer and expensive...er. But it turns out you can hook up an EGA card to a CGA monitor as I have done here with my IBM PC 5150 with 5153 CGA monitor. Join me to find out how!

PC-SPRINT - Overclocking The First PC With A DIY Open Source Hardware Solution From 1985!

Join me as I tell you all about the PC-SPRINT. The plans for this DIY overclocking solution were released for free in 1985, so I decided to build one in 2020 and use it to overclock my 1981 IBM 5150 PC!

My Tiny Game Room Tour (2.3m x 2.9m / 7'6 x 9'6) - 100 Subscriber Special!

I just hit 100 subscribers this past weekend! Woohoo! In this video I give a tour of the tiny space where I keep my collection, work on all of my projects and film my videos. Featuring Atari, Nintendo and PC goodness - and more!

Ultimate Atari ST & 2600 Controller Hack - 2 Buttons Are Better Than One!

I modified an Atari 7800 CX78 joypad for use with my ST and 2600 - with a twist! I've been using this controller for the last couple of years for pretty much all of my Atari gaming. Now I'll let you in on my secret and how you can easily experience it for yourself just by swapping some wires around!

Atari 2600 Composite UAV Ultimate Atari Video Upgrade Comparison

I upgraded my Atari 2600 with an Ultimate Atari Video (AKA UAV) mod from the cheap eBay composite mod I installed previously. In this video I explain a little bit about the history and the technology of the UAV, compare the two, and then show you how to fit your own.

Retro Unboxing & Let's Play - Rare Atari "Touch Me" Handheld From 1978!

In 1974 Atari released an arcade game called "Touch Me". A unique concept, it didn't have a screen or a joystick. In 1977, Milton Bradley turned it into the ubiquitous "Simon" toy. Atari, seeing their success and wanting a piece of the action, released their own toy, based on the toy, based on the arcade game... This is that toy - the only electronic handheld toy Atari ever produced.

Everything We Know About Unreleased Game DeathWatch For The Atari Jaguar - Leaked E3 Footage 1995

DeathWatch was a 2D run and gun platformer developed by British game developer Data Design InterActive for the Atari Jaguar. It was announced and demoed at E3 1995, the first E3. The N64, PlayStation and Sega Saturn were announced at the same event, focusing on 3D capabilities. Atari cancelled development of the game in favour of 3D games shortly after the event. No known ROM dumps exist and this is the only known footage.

Original vs. Reproduction Game Boxes - How Do They Compare? (Atari Jaguar Edition)

Wherein I compare a modern reproduction Cybermorph game box included with my eBay Jaguar with a NOS original. How does the print quality compare, and what are your thoughts on reproduction game boxes?

Unboxing My Latest Shipment Of Retro Gaming Stuff From Yahoo! Auctions Japan!

Wherein I unbox a big load of stuff from Yahoo! Auctions Japan. This one features a selection of Famicom, N64, MSX, and even arcade items. Oh, and some more Mr. Driller Stuff!

Darude - Sandstorm (Atari MEGA ST1 / Cubase / Roland SoundCanvas SC-88)

I was bored, so I fired up my Atari ST with Steinberg Cubase 2.01, hooked up my Roland SoundCanvas SC-88 and loaded up a MIDI of Sandstorm - as you do.

HOWTO - Repair and Upgrade Atari 5200 CX-52 Controllers With The Best Electronics Gold PCB Kit!

Some people say that the Atari 5200 had the worst controllers of all time. But they can actually be massively improved by upgrading to gold contacts!

HOWTO - Installing an Atari 2600 6-Switch PAL Composite Mod - For TV's Jason Bradbury!

Installing the commonly available Atari 2600 composite mod board in a 6-switch Light Sixer PAL console.

RetroTINK-2X v3.2 & Elgato Game Capture HD - MSX Composite Before & After

Pac-Man gameplay comparison between Elgato Game Capture HD composite capture and HDMI capture using the RetroTINK-2X in line doubling mode.