What Retro Console Activity did you get up to today

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  1. Boneman

    Boneman Member

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    I'm still in awe...


    ...at how many batteries I go through.
     
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  2. FIREWIRE1394

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    Gameboy was fine on batteries... untill I played Tetris and Links awakening.

    In the end I had to get rechargeable batteries.

    Gameboy Tetris still hasn’t been topped.
     
  3. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Head to head, I prefer Tetris DS. They did some very clever things with that (and you can do 2 player from one cartridge too).
     
  4. FIREWIRE1394

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    Tetris DS felt too bloated for the sake of bloat..
    flashy backgrounds, texts saying back to back, a useless second screen, and bad music.

    Needing a cartridge for ever player on the gameboy wasn't a problem, because if you didn't have tetris, you didn't own a gameboy. ;)

    I still have to get around to tetris effect, but I can wait.
     
  5. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Smashing thru FF8 again, drunk speeling -

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  7. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Visual scripting tool to make Gameboy games. Comes with an emulator to play in your browser for testing. Pretty amazing stuff.

    https://www.gbstudio.dev/
     
  8. GumbyNoTalent

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    https://www.tindie.com/products/dragoVS/drago-arcade-34b/
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    Found this while looking for USB based controller for a MAME cabinet.
     
  9. Vanne

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    Just expanded my total count of GameCube consoles to 2! ;)
    Mango-Tango!! (Jap version)


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    Probably going to chuck a mod chip in there, so I can save my GC discs. Gun being my fave GC game. Blew me away at the time.

    [​IMG]

    And I am actually not sure, but I bet there is a connection with GUN and RDR.
     
  10. GumbyNoTalent

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    So much luv to these guys...
     
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  11. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Nope, totally separate (outside of "influence").

    "Red Dead Redemption" is the second in the "series", with "Red Dead Revolver" as the previous game. That game in turn was actually a Capcom title, designed as a spiritual sequel to the Capcom arcade (and later NES ported) game "Gun Smoke".

     
  12. greencamel65

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    Just had an email with this subject arrive - PSIO - Your Order from January 15, 2019 is Complete
     
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    Ha yeah I just sent them an angry message about my order. When I contacted them ~ 3 weeks ago they responded with "we'll send it early next week". Nothing. On the 14th I got an email saying the switching thingo was sent - no word on the actual unit, but nothing showed up either way.

    I have no issue waiting months for this sort of product but I'm starting to feel shafted on this one.
     
  14. Camm

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    Tracked down a VA0 Asian Dreamcast, and finished modding my VA9 PAL Saturn w/ modded bios, fram, and region selection, including 50hz/60hz.

    Currently trying to figure out how to restore csync to the Saturn, but have no great way to test without risking equipment if I fuck it up.
     
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  15. elvis

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    Most folks just do it in-cable (or at least in the SCART header), with a small LM1881N on the CVBS line. Works for both PAL and NTSC without that dangerous "+9V on PAL pin1" problem.
     
  16. friction_point

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    About 10 years ago I boxed up my Sega Saturn...lately I've been itching to unbox it and perhaps even boot up Virtual On or Sega Rally
     
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  17. Camm

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    Definitely an option, I've heard though you can swap jumper 16 and 17 on the bottom near the a/v swapping the 9v pin to csync, getting it to act as if it was a ntsc console. It would be the best option for me as I already have a wired BNC cable for Saturn NTSC atm.
     
  18. elvis

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    Ooh that's interesting.

    I know there was a lot of infighting between Sega of Japan and Sega of America back in the Saturn days. But whichever goon put +9V on a pin that was csync for other regions deserves a slap.
     
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    sega rally is just as good as you remember it, maybe better.
     
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  20. elvis

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    Virtua Racing out on Switch this week, and includes "cocktail cabinet mode" where you can put your Switch down on a table and sit one person at each end for head to head comps:

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