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Hello from Germany - basically North Rhine-Westphalia

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:06 pm
by Shadowmaster
Hi.

What should I tell you? I'm born 1976 and grown up in North Rhine-Westphalia / Germany. The first computer I used was a Atari 800 XE from my father. I did a lot with this little machine. After that was the Atari ST followed by the Falcon. The most stuff I had done with the Ataris where Graphical matter.

Some of you maybe known me as Shadowmaster / Animal Mine, Jade / Dune or at last Madness / Oxyron.

I ended working with the Ataris late 1995, because I started my first job as Artist in the Games Industry. Today I'm still a Artist, but most of my work is now 3D work and I'm working now in the post-production industry, means I do VFX work for commercials after I worked a few years in the feature animation industry.

It's just a few month ago that I got fresh Atari blood in my veins.

Right at the moment I'm owning 1 x Atari Falcon 030, 3 x Atari 1040 STE ( an English 4MB, a French 1MB, A German 2MB ), 2 x Atari 1040 STF, 1 x Atari 512 ST+, 1 x Atari 800XE, 1 x Atari 600XL, 1 x Atari 800XL, 3 x Atari 2600 ( Light Sixer, Darth Vader and Junior First Edition all black) and a Atari 7800.

Cheers,
Kay

Re: Hello from Germany - basically North Rhine-Westphalia

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:56 am
by exxos
:welcomewave: names do sound familiar! Always glad to see people getting back to Atari stuff! You sure collected a few machines there! Any plans for them all?

Re: Hello from Germany - basically North Rhine-Westphalia

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:50 am
by Shadowmaster
Thanks for the warm welcome.

The actually plans are, doing some refurbishment on the machines to resist the next 30 years. 😉

My 3 2600er are already refurbished to work with the latest TV Generation.

The other machines still need some work.

Second reason why I collect them are my kids. I would like that they will play some games or could actually touch this old hardware. It has more value to me than just read about them in a retro magazine dated in 2038 or something.

My kids are 2.5 years and 5 month. So still some time till they can play with the machines.

Cheers,
Kay

Re: Hello from Germany - basically North Rhine-Westphalia

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:57 pm
by exxos
Good set of plans!

Yeah its up to us to preserve software and hardware. Of course getting harder to keep the machines running as time goes by. But we are working on it ;)

I like the 2600 and doing mods to it lately as well. See the 8bit corner section.. I like the games as they are simple, you can just plug in, power up, and play. None of this keyboard and multiple button controllers nonsense like these days :lol:

Re: Hello from Germany - basically North Rhine-Westphalia

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:58 pm
by tuxie
Greetings from Germany too :)

Re: Hello from Germany - basically North Rhine-Westphalia

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:14 pm
by IngoQ
tuxie wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:58 pm
Greetings from Germany too :)
And from me :) You live in NRW you said, care to tell us, where? I now live in the area of Brunswick, but originally I am from Stadthagen, so almost NRW ;) My wife is from Bückeburg, that's even more nearly NRW ;)

Re: Hello from Germany - basically North Rhine-Westphalia

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:16 pm
by Shadowmaster
Directly inside the "Ruhrpott". In Herne, nearby Bochum, Gelsenkirchen, Essen and so on.

If you ever were in the " Ruhrpott" you know that we don't have city borders. In most cases you don't see were you are. Just if you look at the lic plates of the cars.

Re: Hello from Germany - basically North Rhine-Westphalia

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:44 am
by atari030
G'day from Australia. Love your work, mate. Keep it up.