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Old 25th September 2016, 8:41 PM   #46
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I think I'll go and grab some huge pots and drive everything right down, then slowly creep them up until I get something.
Sounds like a nightmare I've had to make a conscious decision not to do things like that, with a small child and another on the way my gaming time is limited and you can really use up heaps of hours tinkering with this stuff.

Im a few hours into Castlevania: Symphony of the Night at the moment. I'm a huge Super Metroid fan and this one was recommended to me by a few people as one I really ought to have played. So far this game does not disappoint!

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Old 25th September 2016, 9:03 PM   #47
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Sounds like a nightmare I've had to make a conscious decision not to do things like that, with a small child and another on the way my gaming time is limited and you can really use up heaps of hours tinkering with this stuff.
I blew a whole weekend on it (still not working properly), and my Neo Geo cab was left untouched. I've had to cut my losses and move on. I'll return to that project when I get the gamesroom finished (which includes getting a couple of my PVM stash up and running too, before a "90s party" my wife is planning).

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Im a few hours into Castlevania: Symphony of the Night at the moment. I'm a huge Super Metroid fan and this one was recommended to me by a few people as one I really ought to have played. So far this game does not disappoint!

Picture does no justice, playing on a 14" 800 line PVM via RGB. Very enjoyable
There's a handful of titles on the PSX that are the absolute best of 2D gaming. "Gunners Heaven" (also called "Rapid Reload") is another beautiful game - think something between "Metal Slug" and "Gunstar Heroes". "Harmful Park" is another (Cute'em'up similar to Parodius).

C:SotN is a spectacular game for so many reasons. The XBox Live Arcade re-release looked terrible, with washed out graphics. Playing this on a RGB CRT brings a warmth to the graphics that the XBox re-release missed completely. The Saturn version was OK, but the PSX version takes the cake.

If you're a "Super Metroid" fan (easily my favourite game ever across all systems and genres), then also try "Wonderboy III: The Dragon's Trap" (Sega Master System), also called "Dragon's Curse" (PC-Engine/TurboGrafx16), and get your hands on "AM2R" ("Another Metroid 2 Remake"), which can be played in native 240p via CRT Emudriver / Soft15KHz, or still looks pretty good at VGA/480p. I played it on a 21" PC CRT, and want to replay it with a homemade scanline generator I'm going to have a crack at building.

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Old 25th September 2016, 9:10 PM   #48
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If you're a "Super Metroid" fan (easily my favourite game ever across all systems and genres), then also try "Wonderboy III: The Dragon's Trap" (Sega Master System), also called "Dragon's Curse" (PC-Engine/TurboGrafx16), and get your hands on "AM2R" ("Another Metroid 2 Remake"), which can be played in native 240p via CRT Emudriver / Soft15KHz.
Wonderboy 3 I know and love. Good to know about AM2R on an emudriver box. I have one already made up that I use for groovymame so I can load it on there when I get to it. Loved Metroid 2 as a kid, my mate and I mapped the whole thing on graph paper and sent it in to one of the Nintendo magazines who didn't publish it :P
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Old 26th September 2016, 9:10 AM   #49
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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.
Hahahaha!

I just found out this morning that all the stock in that video comes from the company I work for!

It was sitting in our back dock for ages. I asked the boss if I could buy the BVM, and he ummed and ahhed about it for 6 months. Next thing I know, he's sold it on eBay.

I was a bit upset at first, but knowing it went to RGB Rob, I'm OK with it now.
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Old 26th September 2016, 1:04 PM   #50
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Next thing I know, he's sold it on eBay.
Jeez, they can't have been on eBay for long. Didn't see the auction. Do you know what he paid?
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Old 26th September 2016, 1:25 PM   #51
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Jeez, they can't have been on eBay for long. Didn't see the auction. Do you know what he paid?
Yeah, I didn't see it either, but that's what I'm told. It was a while ago (it's been sitting in our dock for 2-3 months, I'd say).

"Thousands" was the answer I got for the final cost of the lot. So I can see why they didn't want me to take it when I offered them $100.

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Old 29th October 2016, 10:14 PM   #52
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i scored an old sony trinitron kx27ps1 plays nice with my one chip nes through scart it was being used as a security monitor in a disposals store until i convinced the owner i could do so much more with it didn't seem to get much attention when i posted in the other thread

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Old 30th October 2016, 4:23 PM   #53
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i scored an old sony trinitron kx27ps1 plays nice with my one chip nes through scart it was being used as a security monitor in a disposals store until i convinced the owner i could do so much more with it didn't seem to get much attention when i posted in the other thread

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Old 6th November 2016, 2:22 PM   #54
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Megalo City cabinet converted over from PS2 to GroovyMAME this weekend. Trying to take a video of a Capcom game running at 59.something Hz doesn't work so well at 60.00FPS capture.

Likewise my phone camera craps itself trying to focus on the bright flashing sections.

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Megalo City cabinet converted over from PS2 to GroovyMAME this weekend. Trying to take a video of a Capcom game runnin gat 59.something Hz doesn't work so well at 60.00FPS capture.

Likewise my phone camera craps itself trying to focus on the bright flashing sections.
Nice!

I finished earthbound this week and made a few purchases over the last little while:


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So many wonderful toys. Going to be some fun weeks ahead.
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So many wonderful toys. Going to be some fun weeks ahead.
Yep, trying to get a champion edition or hyper fighting board cos it wouldn't be right to have that supergun without that board
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Point taken I guess if you played nes over composite as a kid. Your c64 would not have looked like that if you had the commodore monitor, and the games at Timezone definitely didn't look like that. It's an image from 4chan, says it all really.
Of those four pictures, I remember my games looking the first picture on the left.
Also I prefer the first picture on the left.
I played NES via RF and SNES via scart on a big ass CRT back in the day, sitting about 1.5 to 2 metres back.
I've only heard of scanlines because it's an option in some emulators, for example zsnes.
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Of those four pictures, I remember my games looking the first picture on the left.
Also I prefer the first picture on the left.
I played NES via RF and SNES via scart on a big ass CRT back in the day, sitting about 1.5 to 2 metres back.
I've only heard of scanlines because it's an option in some emulators, for example zsnes.
My home setup was probably more like the far right on my parents discarded early 1980's HMV telly over RF.

On our first Vic 20 we had an old B&W thing.
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Most emulators really over do the scanlines. They are present on my TV but I sit far enough back that you don't see them.
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