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Old 22nd September 2016, 7:29 AM   #31
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Speaking for myself, I broke both my thumbs years ago,
OK, you can't drop that and not give us the story.... intense fighting game session, or you owed money to a loanshark?
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Old 22nd September 2016, 7:33 AM   #32
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Meh, the GBA is universally spiritually regarded as the "SNES 2.0". IMHO an LCD screen on that thing is wasted (especially the first model with no backlight), and "consolifying" it is a visually much better way to play it.
It doesn't even matter. Before this thread gets de-railed again, just putting it out there:

This is an enthusiast subforum on an enthusiast site. The GB player is a 13 year old piece of gear for playing games that go back to the 90's. I should be able to post about doing stuff with it here without judgement.

This is the subforum where dudes can post about their 3dfx collection, their period perfect rebuild of their 1999 Pentium 3 rig, their cardboard box collection for old PC games, their old piece of gear they retrobrighted or their Amiga that they have upgraded into a modern functional internet PC. No judgement.
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Old 22nd September 2016, 7:48 AM   #33
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OK, you can't drop that and not give us the story.... intense fighting game session, or you owed money to a loanshark?
One morning, long ago, final university exam ever (a 3 hour maths exam... ugh) followed by an all day (and well into the evening) drinking session.

Stumbled out of the Indooroopilly pub, found a shopping trolley, rode it all the way down Moggill Road. Hit a bump right at the bottom, fell flat on my face and the bar handle of the shopping trolley shattered both my thumbs.

Couldn't hold a beer for 6 months. Still aches in winter.

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No judgement.
Feel free to judge the story above. I was a young idiot.

But yeah, this is our hobby. If folks don't like it, they're free to find another thread to crap in somewhere else. Scanlines are mucho sexy.

Keep posting those sexy screenshots, folks.
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Old 22nd September 2016, 9:39 AM   #34
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Yes this is a Gamecube player on a mod chipped PAL gamecube.
I have a player on my original gamecube from back in the day with a viperGC chip and one of the replacement lids to accept full size dvds

my loung room LCD tv has component in rather than RGB so I use an extra scart to component adapter and the tv does do a rather terrible job of 240p but even with all that its a great way to play gba games.

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Old 22nd September 2016, 9:52 AM   #35
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I got a couple of RGB cables in the mail today, PS1 and Gamecube.

Lets see if I can get called a hipster for playing Gameboy advance in 240p with scanlines
Scanlines are like bacon, everything tastes better with bacon

Those images look lovely.
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Streets of Rage 2

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Streets of Rage 2

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My number 1 favourite scrolling brawler. I've often considered making a dedicated cabinet just for this, considering how much I play it. (I just don't have the spare space).
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Old 22nd September 2016, 3:05 PM   #38
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How good is the soundtrack of it!? One of the best 16bit gen soundtracks of all time.
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How good is the soundtrack of it!? One of the best 16bit gen soundtracks of all time.
Agreed. Game is pure quality head to toe.
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Streets of Rage 2
Looks awesome, whats your setup?
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Old 22nd September 2016, 11:22 PM   #41
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Looks awesome, whats your setup?
Cheers! It's a Sony BVM-D32E1WU.
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Cheers! It's a Sony BVM-D32E1WU.
Thats explains it, one of the best CRTs in existence
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Cheers! It's a Sony BVM-D32E1WU.
I'm always fascinated to hear how people come across this gear. Would you mind sharing how you acquired that?

Nimmers is right - best CRTs ever made.

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http://www.tg16pcemods.com/rgb-to-co...rter-v-20.html

Simple, cheap, RGB to YPBPr converter.
This arrived mid week, and I spent a bit of time on this last night.

Currently it's overdriving too hard, and the picture is way oversaturated. I can definitely see clarity in the picture (there's very little blur, and it's noticably better than S-Video), but the over-saturation means I'm missing the colour clarity, so the whites and blues especially all just blur in to each other.

Gallery here:
http://imgur.com/a/Y8Mb4

You can see particularly in the bright areas how it's a mess, but darker areas are quite nice. If I can get the overall image intensity down, those bright areas should clean up.

I've contacted the guy who makes it, and asked if he's got any advice. I'm using this completely against the design intention (it was designed to go inside a console where signals aren't pulled up yet), so I knew I'd have to do some modifications along the way.

All good though. Heaps of fun, and a good educational experience this week along with my arcade monitor fixing.
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I'm always fascinated to hear how people come across this gear. Would you mind sharing how you acquired that?
Then theres dudes in Aus doing stuff like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D0gl9ALcn8

Been searching for a PVM-20L5 in NSW for a while now. Seem pretty hard to come by.
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Ugh, really hitting a wall with this. I've got 500ohm pots on the RGB input lines, and it still struggles with overdriving, and now there's extra weird issues of colour inversion and sync problems at times.

I wonder if I need to bring the sync levels down? This thing was designed for inside a PC Engine, which have notoriously weak signals. I think I'll go and grab some huge pots and drive everything right down, then slowly creep them up until I get something.
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