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#1 Reaperman OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:14 PM

I'm back into a Youtube phase again (link), and I seem to be taking it considerably more seriously than previous attempts, so I thought I'd make a thread here.

 

If you like listening to an old guy ramble on about games, and occasionally 'back in the day' stuff, check me out.  I seem to be getting the hang of this game-capture stuff.  Though, I'm still finding my voice a bit, so right now I do some videos let's-play style, some review style, and very occasionally current event stuff.  Someday I'll also get over my fear of livestreams, and do one of those.  I think I need more work on my stage presence first.

 

Anyway, here's a selection of vids from my channel, with the virtua racing one being my newest:

 

 

 

 


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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2018 9:33 AM

Today I go on about arcade controllers for the SNES while I wait for my super NT to arrive.  One is the capcom fighter power stuck, the other the qj topfighter.

 

The capcom stick has a bit of interesting history as the pack-in for the cps-changer system, and I also show off a quick mod for the topfighter that fixes the biggest issues with the directional stick.  I really like internal pics of arcade sticks, so there's some of those in there too.

 


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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:49 PM

Today, I put together a video review, of the Analogue Interactive Super NT, which arrived yesterday.

 



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Posted Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:08 PM

Today I tried my first public livestream with Star Fox 2. My previous "livestreams" were private, because I was a bit of a wimp.

I've been trying to beat the game on hard mode for a while now, and nailed it at the end of the livestream.

 

Star Fox 2 is a really good game that reminds me more of Atari's 1979 Star Raiders game than any other game does.

'Normal' mode is a boring chore that I'd bet most players beat on their first try, but there is so much more content in 'hard' mode.

 

I play 3 games in the stream, the first of the three games is possibly the worst star fox game in history, where I'm defeated by the very first minor enemy.

 


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Posted Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:02 PM

Today, I put together a video review, of the Analogue Interactive Super NT, which arrived yesterday.

 

Good video and I like your points about it basically being an Snes / Upscaler / flashcard in one. 

Also, I know I should know this, maybe I missed it but what is the image in the bottom left from? Looks familiar but I just cannot place it? 

 

 

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 7:19 AM

 

Also, I know I should know this, maybe I missed it but what is the image in the bottom left from? Looks familiar but I just cannot place it? 

 

 

That's Super Drift Out.  It's a Japan-only release, but it plays in English.



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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 1:32 PM

 

Also, I know I should know this, maybe I missed it but what is the image in the bottom left from? Looks familiar but I just cannot place it? 

 

 

...and then I learned how to read the word 'left'--as in my *other* 'left.'

 

I cropped in on a bunch of animated background files and slowed them down. 

Mostly from SNK games, and that one is from KOF 95.

 

I'm never sure what to do with that extra space.  Part of me wants to tip the webcam vertical to help fill it.


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Posted Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:44 PM

Today I discuss a bit about Super Mario Land.

It's less of a review, and more like 'story time with a rambling old man.'

Well, I have fun with my videos, anyway.

 



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Posted Sun May 6, 2018 12:10 PM

I'm testing some adjustments to how gog's version of Star Wars EP1 Racer plays, and how I have to capture it.

Also talking about my experiences with the game when it came out, and my love of the Phantom Menace movie.

 

I'm deeply considering a livestream of this game.  I just have so much fun with it, especially as an excuse to quote the movie.

 


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Posted Sat May 12, 2018 8:30 PM

Today I take a look at the current generation of chinese SNES "repro" games,

I pop them open, compare them to etsy repros and originals--and am impressed by the high quality.

The socketed battery is an especially nice touch.

 



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Posted Sat May 19, 2018 11:25 AM

Today I fumble through something modern, for once.  Star Citizen recently released alpha 3.14--which finally seems almost stable enough for me to try out.  If you ever wanted to see somebody accidentally bounce off a small moon at several hundred kph, this have the video for you.

 



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Posted Tue May 22, 2018 4:12 PM

So this is the first time I'll be doing a video build log of one of my controllers.

Being the kickoff build log, there's mostly showing off major components, and discussing the primary goals for the stick.

 

Later installments will go over the different steps of finishing and wiring this thing.

 

 

I also show off some before/afters of my last stick refurbish, the Billy Dee Williams Colt 45 stick:

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Posted Thu May 24, 2018 5:14 PM

Here I compare the 6 Rampage games available on the Nt Mini FPGA console:

 



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Posted Sat May 26, 2018 9:20 AM

Talking about my favorite Neo Geo game.

 



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Posted Sun May 27, 2018 3:50 PM

Confession: I've never beaten Super Mario Bros.  

I tried, and failed, to remedy this on a livestream, but at least I got to work on my streaming skills a bit.

Not my strongest skill, but that's why I try it.

 



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Posted Tue May 29, 2018 5:08 PM

Me and my buddy Kanye look at Galaga '90, my favorite shmup on TurboGrafx-16.

 



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Posted Sun Jun 3, 2018 8:02 AM

I've completed my first game collection.

It's not quite as impressive a system as other videos I've seen in the genre, but just give me this one. 

It's probably the only one of these I'm ever going to get to make.

 


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Posted Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:54 PM

I complain about Forza Motorsport 7 for 15 minutes despite having a fair bit of fun with it--believe it or not, this is a 100x more positive video than one I opted not to show off 6 months ago.  I don't usually play/review bad games, but this game just breaks my heart.  I want it to be good, I want to trust the handling, but default settings are SO bad.  When it's dialed in, it's good, but I shouldn't have to touch anything, and I'm only qualified to tune my car, because I have no idea what, for example, a Ferrari is supposed to drive like.  (I do know enough to know that FM7 is not right)

 

Also, my Avermedia LGP2 capture device has started glitching.  I haven't been happy about it's firm requirement for true 60hz input signals, or it slowing my computers reboot time by ~5min if I accidently leave it plugged in, so I'm looking for a new device.  Any recommendations?

 


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Posted Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:08 AM

Also, my Avermedia LGP2 capture device has started glitching.  I haven't been happy about it's firm requirement for true 60hz input signals, or it slowing my computers reboot time by ~5min if I accidently leave it plugged in, so I'm looking for a new device.  Any recommendations


If you are using a desktop, I recommend an internalized capture card. From my experience they tend to be more reliable.

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Posted Yesterday, 7:33 AM

A look at the quality of the Dreamcast SCART output, rather than the more typical VGA.

SCART's not quite as strong, but is compatible with some additional games, and is easier to upscale.

 


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