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Are Pirates The Good Guys? - This Week In Retro 158

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17th February 2024 1 hr 6 min

Retro DRM getting on your nerves? Microsoft dropped support for Safedisc years ago but now there is a new workaround. A new way of managing RAM in DOS should make getting your favourite games running easier. Did you ever wonder just how the blue LED took the world by storm? A fantastic video reveals all.

We welcome back Clint from LGR to give his opinions on all the above and more. If you haven't already then please take a look at his YouTube channel

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00:00 - Show Opening

04:11 - Shim Shimminy

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Lenslok DRM:

Dungeon Master DRM:

21:08 - DOS Gets Unreal

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37:19 - Dave's Housekeeping

Kickstart Tickets:

A1200 Talk Presentation:

3 Spectrums Into 1:

The 400Mini Game Announcement:


Return To Monkey Island Documentary:

Commodore Drop In Replacement ROMs:

49:11 - ♫A Blue LED On A Die♪

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01:01:13 - Community Question of the Week

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This Week in Retro is a weekly roundup of the hottest stories from the world of retro gaming and computing, voted on by you, the listener! Hosted by Neil from RMC and Dave. Edited by Duncan Styles.

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Parts of "Why It Was Almost Impossible to Make the Blue LED" courtesy of Veritasium

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