About

8-bit Memoirs is an eBook containing a collection of stories I remember from my childhood, about the gaming consoles and computers I experienced back in the 8-bit era in the 80s and 90s.

The systems I experienced were the Philips Videopac G7000, the Amstrad CPC and the Amiga.

8-bit Memoirs contains 60 stories, 15 illustrations, 100 screenshots, 50 videos and 5 hours of background music while reading - all wrapped into a retrostyled diskmag-like GUI to boost the retro-feeling.

 

People say

"This is something seriously awesome!"
  - Adolfo Pérez Álvarez

"Equal to any commercial product I have bought. More than happy with its presentation and content."
  - Peter Campbell, ComSoft

"Very good and very extensive!"
  - Ross Simpson

 

Collectors Edition: 17 Euro

A Blu-ray Disc, with printed label on glossy surface, in case with cover.

8bit Memoirs on Blu-ray Disc

Play disc with

Any Blu-ray Disc player
PlayStation 3 (and later)
Xbox One (and later)

Budget version: 7 Euro

A plain Blu-ray Disc, white mat surface. (No print, no case)

Play disc with

Any Blu-ray Disc player
PlayStation 3 (and later)
Xbox One (and later)

Free online version

Stream the project to your Blu-ray media player, such as Kodi v18.2

via HTTPS source:

https://www.8bitmemoirs.com/online/Disc

or WebDAV source:

https://www.8bitmemoirs.com/online/server.php

Free downloadable version

A 23 gb ISO file you can download and play in any media player that supports BD-J.

Software players

Recommended:
Cyberlink PowerDVD

Other options:
ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre (Not tested)
Corel WinDVD (Not tested)
DVDFab Player (v5 tested - not working)
JRiver Media Center (not tested)
Kodi (from v18.2)*
Nero Blu-ray Player (Not tested)
VideoLAN VLC (from v3.0.3)*

Note: Some of these software players
require you to change a setting
from "Simple mode" to "Menu mode"
before playing 8-bit Memoirs correctly.


* Kodi and VLC offers limited playback
functionality: There is no mouse-control yet
(for the GUI in 8-bit Memoirs), no
key-number input, and no POPUP MENU
button. In other words; navigating
8-bit Memoirs with these players isn't
nearly as much fun as with PowerDVD.


Also note: Playing 8-bit Memoirs on a PC
also requires Java installed. It is
important that you install the same
bit version of Java that your software
player is: 32bit Java => 32bit VLC.

Lite version

Want a lite version for your phone or tablet?

[ePub]   [PDF]

The lite version has the same text content as the Blu-ray version,
but not the 5 hours of background music
nor the 9 hours of supplemental videos,
and you also have to do without the cosy diskmag GUI.

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Want to write the next issue with your own memoirs? Find guidelines inside the project.