Last Updated on February 13, 2021.
I’ve offloaded command lists to here to make it easier to consume and not flood chat so much when I’m streaming on Twitch.
Retro TV Channels
If the retro TV Channel is playing (You’ll see a label like ‘Retro TV – !ch enabled’), you can change the channel to a random episode of a show. If a show is currently playing – you can skip to a random episode with !nextshow
!ch <channelname> – This will change the channel if the Retro TV view is up. <channelname> can be:
- !ch netcafe – The Net Cafe (1990s) – a US television series documenting the internet boom of the late 1990s
- !ch chronicles – The Computer Chronicles (80s-90s) – which documented the rise of the personal computer from its infancy to the immense market at the turn of the 21st century.
- !ch bbclit – The BBC Computer Literacy Project – 1980s – The idea behind the series was to introduce people to computers and show them what they were capable of.
- !ch starcade – Starcade (Early 1980s) – a game show where contestants competed against one another by playing arcade video games. The series originally aired on TBS from 1982 to 1983, followed by a run in syndication for the following season.
- !ch academy – The Academy – 1983 – A companion show to each episode of ‘Bits and Bytes’ following each with more detail.”,
- !ch bits – Bits and Bytes – 1983/1991 – A Canadian education television series that taught the basics of how to use a personal computer.
- !ch gamesmaster – GamesMaster – 1990s – a British television program, screened on Channel 4 from 1992 to 1998, and was the first ever UK television program dedicated to computer and video games.
- !ch commodore – Various Commodore related advertisements across the years and world.
- !ch badinf – Bad Influence! – 1990s – a British factual television program broadcast on CITV between 1992 and 1996, it looked at video games and computer technology
- !ch g4tv – G4TV – 2000s – The channel was geared primarily toward young male adult viewers and originally focused on the world of video games, before transitioning to a more general entertainment format.
- !ch database – Database – 1984 – Thames Television computer show surrounding microcomputers and the home consumer.
- !ch c64butter – Jim Butterfield’s Commdore 64 Training Tape – 2 Hours of Jim Butterfield training YOU on how to use your C64.
- !ch vidprof – Video Professor Videos – Learn Win 3.1, DOS, Win 98, and more.\
- !ch nerds – Triumph Of The Nerds – 1996 PBS series about the development of the personal computer.
- !ch misc – Odds and ends – a MS Dos 5 Promo Video? Guides to the Internet? Who knows.
- !ch mmpc – How Multimedia Computers Work – Animation videos from the Book on CD in the 486 and Pentium days.
- !ch bucket – Trailers, Intros, Gameplay, Quick Bytes, and more from Krystof’s Bucket Gaming List.
- !ch random – Any of the above – randomly.
Audio warning: Some of these programs have some serious audio issues and while I’ve tried to add some filters as best as I can, sometimes an episode can spike the volume a bit too much.
Skip the current episode
You’re watching a channel but you want a different episode? Try !next and you’ll skip the current episode and grab the next one.
User Controlled Views
!view <viewname> – This will change a user controlled view. <viewname> can be any of the following:
- !view diorama64 will switch the view to a camera I have mounted over the Commodore 64 diorama that I built. That diorama is a working Commodore 64 emulator that loops popular C64 demos.
- !view vice will view the diorama but through the HDMI (with audio) feed of the emulator, this focuses on the C64 emulator more than the diorama room itself.
- !view retrotv – I’ve been curating some old school television shows that reference retro games or the growth of the microcomputer era (essentially my childhood). Not only can you check out some old computer/gaming shows, you can also change the channel (see the previous section)!
- !view workbench – Gives you an overhead view of the workbench – a zoomed in view of some current project I’m working on
- !view workshop– Come for the mess, stay for the occasional cat.
- !lurk – I’m a fan of lurking, myself. I tend to have streams on while I’m working on other things, otherwise I wouldn’t have a workbench area. Use this when you’re just stopping by, taking a seat, and doing your own thing.
- !uptime – How long have I been doing this?
- !followage – How long have you been following?