Your recent acquisitions, or what retro have you bought lately?

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  1. iMic

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    Been slack at updating my progress with retro hardware lately... pulled this out of recycling a couple of weeks ago.

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    Made a blood sacrifice to the electronic gods retrieving it when the 30-odd inch CRT TV sitting on top of it came crashing down on my hand... almost healed up. Still worth it, in my book.

    Cleaned the outside, still have the inside to do. Switch on the back is shot - doesn't stay latched - and the capacitors are getting tired, so I'm aiming to replace the lot when I have it apart. Tube looks brilliant though, very bright and sharp with vibrant colours. It's been my RGB and Composite workhorse for the last week or so, everything from XT MDA to CGA/EGA (200 Line) and some Nintendo 64 action.


    Also snapped this up for $60 ($90, but traded in some unwanted stuff to get the cost down) from the local Cashies -

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    Came without an AC adapter, but a member of the Adelaide Retro Computing Group sorted me out with one of their spares. Confirmed that it works with a round of Super Mario Kart, now awaiting the arrival of a flash cart for it. Will probably do some preventative maintenance in the meantime.


    And lastly - not retro, but useful for maintaining them - a new soldering and hot air rework station. Still getting used to working with hot air, but it's already making surface mount component replacements a lot easier.
     
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  2. Pierre32

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    Fantastic recycling score!
     
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  3. Nicholas

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    Very clean looking SNES. Which flash cart did you go with?

    I recommend the 8bitdo SNES receivers if you’re thinking about wireless controllers.
     
  4. WuZMoT

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    Picked up an OG Xbox package off gumtree just to get my hands on a blue controller. Ebay has them at about $50 give or take (list price - not that they are actually selling). The package had 1 x Blue, 1 x Green and 2 x Black genuine S controllers and an unmodded 1.6 xbox for $100.

    Fully disassembled and cleaned, lubricated the thumb sticks and put new (china) xbox 360 thumb caps on it. I think it's in better shape than most of the ebay ones I've looked at.
    I'm a sucker for having more controllers than I'll ever need just because they are different colours.

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  5. iMic

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    Well I missed out on some local Super Everdrives - seems no matter how early you get in, someone always beats you to it - I just went with one of the China Everdrive knockoffs. I figured if I need to make some modifications or flash it with different firmware, for $33 I'd be willing to put in the effort.

    Probably stay with the wired genuine controllers for authenticity, but I'll replace the rubber pads in them since the originals are well worn out.
     
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  6. adicakes

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    Just landed, sweet. :leet:

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  7. Vanne

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    magic :D nice score Adi
     
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  8. adicakes

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    Here it is with a few friends. :) I have SS IV too, though in MVS format.

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  9. hutts24

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    Cool series. I couldn't be sure what the new acquisition was because the writing looks to be all Japanese. I didn't really take notice of the series until SS3, but SS4 was the one that I played.
     
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  10. adicakes

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    Yep, the new one is SS3. :) It's the most debated of the series - heaps of people hate it because of the way it changed the gameplay mechanics and overall feel of SS1 and SS2. But then, there's another group emerging in more recent years that are big fans of #3. I was never so invested in SS #1-2 that the changes made in #3 were a show-stopper. But I do think that #4 is a return to form and a gift to fans of the first two SS games. :)
     
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  11. rugger

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    Drunken Gumtree buying for the win.

    Picked up a random windows 98 box today, relatively cheaply. Thinking that I had just blown my $50 rebuying stuff I already had, imagine my surprise to see:

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    Contained within was this Geforce 256 SDR 32meg. Along with 2 x 512meg PC-133 memory and 1 x 256mm PC-133 memory. Other parts include Aopen AX33 motherboard and P3-1000 mhz chip.

    So it was worth it!
     
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    Nice one!
     
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    Nice catch Rug, I've never seen an sdr geforce 256 card. Hows it compare to the DDR version?
     
  15. DRAGONKZ

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    A few PCBs turned up last week… all clean and original… took ages to find turtles!
    • Knights of the round (CPS1)
    • Turtles in time
    • Mortal Kombat 4
    • Naomi 2 + NetDimm
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  16. rugger

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    It is a fair bit slower ... (20% or so)

    This entire PC looks like it has barely been used over the last 18 years .... 120gb hard drive has 1275 hours on it.
     
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    so youd say you got turtles, in time
    ?
     
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    In a very very long time… lol (like 13 months to find someone willing to part with it and not wanting $1500!)
     
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  19. DRAGONKZ

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    PCB testing day today… had some of these for a while but most are new ones like I posted above… I got them all tested except the Naomi2… luckily there’s only issues with 3 of them, so I’ll have to troubleshoot them further.

    Most of these are spare boards for ones I already have, so may sell some at some point!?

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    The list of boards are:
    • Killer Instinct 1
    • Killer Instinct 2
    • Tekken 1
    • Tekken 2
    • Tekken 3
    • Soul Edge
    • Street Fighter EX2+
    • SF2: World warrior (CPS1)
    • Knights of the round (CPS1… going to darksoft it)
    • Puzz loop (CPS2… going to darksoft it)
    • CPS3, already darksoft
    • Turtles in Time
    • Naomi 2 + 512MB NetDimm
    • Mortal Kombat 3
    • Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
    • Mortal Kombat 4
    • 2 x Mortal Kombat 1 T units
    • NBA Jam
     
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  20. sammy_b0i

    sammy_b0i Laugh it up, fuzzball!

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    Best way to recoup costs and have funds available for new games, is to sell duplicates of old ones!
     
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