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  1. Based on my experience of RF singals by being an early adopter of Sprint cellular internet in 2007-8 ish.  Mainly because the only other choices were dial up, which is quickly not being an option once Dreamcast Online was stopped, and satellite, never good for gaming due to a guaranteed 400 ms of ping.

     

    I had to go through 3 if 4 different types of connectors, but they were all compatible with each other and my Sprint outdid dial up.  So I know the RF signals are convertable "enough".

     

    I also noticed the VGA menu has an otption to select RF input type.  And said NTSC-U.  I assume you're telling the converter of which converter program to run.

     

    By the way, are there any differences between VGA around the world?  If there are, I might need a world VGA converter.  Otherwise it's a fairly universal output and work on any VGA signal.

     

    Also, I heard that the biggest contributor to tv delay is the modern HD display technology.  The signal conversion times are so small, that the only thing the delay effects light gun games and Sega Scope 3D games, and for everything else is considered lag free.    If so, why aren't more people using this method?


  2. I think I found a way to enjoy better gaming for every RF ntsc based later system, except for the few light gun games for the 7800 2600 which don't work when converted to computer monitors.

     

    I got something called an MTV box which takes RF input and converts it to VGA output.

     

    there are two different VGA ports a circular one and a keystone one and a cord that goes from one to the other I assume those two are functionally identical.

     

    The main issue I have is the RF port.  I tried using an F-Type male and an F-Type female and neither worked.  Someone at Best Buy told me it was a BNC female connector.  I bought a BNC male connector it does not fit.

     

    unfortunately Best Buy does not let you send pictures to their help to help diagnose something.  Thankfully atariage does, though it's staffed by volunteers which could be a good thing.  

     

    It is for something I found called an MTVBox.  This weird antennas standard is preventing me from enjoying it.  If someone wants me to, I can take a picture of the standard and showing you that BNC male does not fit nor does F-Type male nor does F-Type female.


  3. First no game "glitches out" or is unbearable or unplayable because of incompatibility.

     

    However some say the Digital L2 and R2 are quicker on the DS1 vs DS2 and would give someone a gameplay advantage with quicker triggers.  Other than PS1 fighting games, would there be enough common titles where that would come into play.

     

    By Independence day, I post my "jukebox playlist" of games I'll play on Twitch for bits.  You can look through PS1 and OS2 titles and tell me if you think any wuill apply.

     

    I will write back when I set it up online.  By the way, is there a way to store a spreadsheet as a web page that others can organize by newness of console generation, or maybe  just Sony Systems themselves. or any other organization scheme factored in?

     

    In other words a dynamic spreadsheet?


  4. Currently I have five 6 button pads, two 3 button pads.

     

    I know four Wheel of Fortune Sega CD, I need a third 3 button controller.

     

    Do any Sega Genesis game from any region require more than five 6 button pads, to the point that fights will not be started about who gets the 6 button vs. 3 button controller.

     

    Also for games that glitch out unless every controller is a three-button controller, is the maximum number of three-button controllers needed for Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy and that's it, or does any game need more than 3 three-button controllers?

     

    The only u.s. Genesis game I know that has 6 or more players is Double Dribble Playoff edition, which can seat 8.  I need one more controller anyway if I want to have eight players because they use any 8 controllers.  I know Double Dribble only requires a three-button controller and works with 6 button controllers with no advantage given to the 6 button controller.  If I have a local couch party, I don't want people fighting over who gets the 6 button and who gets the 3 button.

     

    Also I have a Game Genie which is a universal Genesis adapter.  So you could include Genesis games from anywhere in the world.

     

    For foreign regions, I only want games that are not highly reliant on Japanese or other foreign language text.  By the way, my main language is English.

     

    also could I have briefed little descriptions and/or video clip of them where I could find these games so I can decide whether it's worth hunting on eBay for these games or not.  

     

    The main reason is I'm trying to figure out whether to buy a 3 button (I need one for Wheel of Fortune CD anyway) and whether to add 1 to 3 six-buttons as well as more three buttons .


  5. Yes I'm trying to make it display in red and cyan anaglyph 3D.

     

    2 reasons why I want to do it are because a I got red and cyan glasses, and because red and  cyan anaglyph 3D is considered 2D compatible in terms of technology, in other words you don't need a special 3D monitor and 3D capture card to capture Virtual Boy 3D accurately.

     

    I was going to go stream myself some Virtual Boy if I could get this anaglyph working.   furtek and I fix retro boat said it should work in theory but they're not getting paid to think of that.  They said that's my business if I want to make a 3D play on a CRT VGA monitor.

     

    I got two questions about synxing stereo images and the Virtual Boy.

     

    1) are the left and right eyes in sync with each other?  If not, what is the sync relationship between the left eye in the right eye.

     

    2). if the left and right eyes were drawn simultaneously in sync with each other, then am I correct that a passive adapter which just takes the sync from either the left or the right, taking the red of the left and taking the green and blue of the right, and assuming a passive adapter is additive in RGB mode, then shouldn't a passive adapter work as I described?

     

    3) if the left and right eyes are not in sync with each other and either have alternate frame sync, or totally independent sync, then the solution should be using a live video editing box that has the relationship of additive RGB combining.  the new signal would have its own sink and at worst add 10 to a hundred microseconds of ping.  and the only types of games were that much ping would throw it off om are light gun games, and the only way I light gun Virtual Boy exists is assuming you use a virtual tap, then we don't have to care about liking games and anything under a millisecond is awesome.

     

    does anyone have the timing specs of the left eye vs. Right eye? Are they simultaneously synched together?  And if so should a passive adapter work?  And if not should a video editor with RGB additive qualities work?

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  6. I heard that might be a possibility: the shorter travel time of the dual shock 1's L2 and R2.

     

    Let me guess: in digital button mode, It's grossest bit.  Do above half is pressed and below it is not pressed.

     

    I don't my friends are picky enough where DS1>DS2.

     

    Any cases where digital> DS1 or digital> DS2?  Saturn has one "digital button required game, Golden Axe the Duel.


  7. In all honesty in 2001, I had to leave the neighborhood pretty quickly.

     

    I probably don't need eight PlayStation controllers anyway but since I picked them up for a buck or 2  at thrift stores might as well have them.

     

    Since then we sometimes meet on Xbox.  Even though this Generation is. kind of dodgy with all this movies and animes, and not acknowledging calls made to you on your Xbox account.

     

    I was doing this if I ever get in the business of a videogame social center.  It's kind of like a video game store accept you can play video games beforehand and you can challenge people for fun or even for money if it's legal in Ohio, and it is as long as certain criterias of non randomness are fulfilled.  So I'll hold on to 8 PS2 joysticks in case that day ever comes up where there's an 8 player PS2 game that's nowhere else.


  8. Sorry for babbling I'm just wondering if anyone has an RGB additive circuits so that the red of left eye plus the green and blue of ride I can be combined and synced up as a single anaglyph.

     

    I know there's general-purpose video editors usually, computerized I could do that.  just wondering what a single-purpose machine that does that would cost.


  9. I asked furrtek, the maker of virtual tap, and one installer, Ifixretro, if I can have 2 virtual taps installed on the same machine, either both SCART or both VGA, (which are his only 2 formats anyway.) Have the left black and red, have the right black and cyan, and overlay them over each other to make anaglyph video.

     

    The said all the videos were on emulation.   It should work if you find a way to do that, but unless some is paying for their time and material, I'm on my own.

     

    I was thinking live video broadcast editing equipment.  However, they are usually attached to computers which control the video mixing.

     

    Most editing boards use for a cross fade averaging the 2 Lumas, and I don't know what their chroma formula is.

     

    However since the video is natively RGB with either VGA or SCART, we just need to take the red of left, the green and blue or right, and use an RGB additive combining logic circuit to sync up the 2 eyes, and merge them.

     

    I know it can be done with expensive "general purpose" editing equipment.  All I want is a *single function RGB A + RGB B additive circuit.  If it wasn't for the issue of sync with merging 2 pictures into one, I'd think a simple passive Y cable with Ref of left and Green and Blue of right would work.

     

    And remember, since there are no Virtual Boy light gun games, 1 millisecond of ping or less is acceptable.

     

    The best video Electronics place I know for weird stuff is B and H Photo and Video. They'll call me to see how much an external RGB video editor costs.


  10. If the soap opera could have sued for the name another world, then why didn't Magnavox sue Delphine for the name "Out of This World"

     

    America they could have called it a

    "Another World: the Video Game" because they're different media types but Out of This World by Delphine steps on the toes of Out of This World by Magnavox.

     

    That's why the first movie with Iron Man and Thor and Captain America and Hulk as a team had to be called "Marvel's The Avengers",  otherwise they'd be violating a BBC spy show that came to the theaters first.

     

    Why didn't Magnavox come after this game?


  11. I did ask two of them by Twitter handle and anyone else who follows one of us 3.  One of them explicitly said sell the extra DS1 and standard PS1 controllers.

     

    I was just trying to figure out if a decent percentage of people prefer a DualShock 1 over a DualShock 2 or standard controller over either DualShock when a standard controller would work.

     

    I heard a few people like the feel of the digital L2/R2 better on Dualshock 1s vs the gun-like triggers of the DualShock 2.

     

    I just wanted to see if was common enough to reserve a few of those for people who request them.

     

    By the way most of our crew was the Sega crew until the Dreamcast ended in 2001, so I don't know their PlayStation tastes.


  12. 21 hours ago, phoenixdownita said:

    I thought a LAN party required ... a LAN ... so multiple PS2 etc... is that what you are setting up?

     

    I'd think they'd be fine burglarizing what you have and wouldn't mind the actual setup ... why would you invite 6 R.A.N.D.O.M people?

     

     

    For the rest, you are severely overthinking it, I remember me and 4 of friends playing multi-players game 2 at a time and be fine in the lull when not playing just teasing the actual players and generally having a good time goofing off and trash talk about the ongoing game.

    BTW Saturn Bomberman supports up to 10 players with the dual multitap, not 12: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn_Bomberman

     

     

    And stop thinking Macklemore had anything to do with thrift shops scarcity of cheap videogame related stuff.

    1. I never called them LAN parties back then, but with 10 players playing Bomberman, you had to coordinate your invites like a LAN party.

     

    2.  When I said "random" I meant in terms of preferring Dual Shock 2, Dual Shock 1, and basic controllers, meaning I don't know what my friends would prefer in an 8 person Playsyation.  I did not mean pick 6 random names out of a web directory and invite them over.

     

     

    3. Yes, I know Saturn Bomberman supports 10.  The highest support is 12 for the Sega NHL game. But two people would have to be goalie.

     

    4.  I know Macklemore didn't DIRECTLY cause it.  But that song chronologically felt like the dividing line between good thrift selection and prices on EVERYTHING before.  and either overly expensive Atari 2600 Combat or empty gaming shelves after.

     

    Whether he was creating the trend, or just mirroring it and amplifying it, I saw that song as a clear dividing line.   Can you think of a better, more clear line than that song?

     

    Now that that song is close to a decade old, it may no longer be trendy, dropping the demand,  but the experience gained new fans, making demand  higher than before the song.  Plus less people are donating thanks to eBay, tightening supply.


  13. I'm trying to make a gaming bedroom that would accommodate my brother as well as myself.

     

    One of the problems is that my brother prefers to play on my 3D TV all games.

     

    I on the other hand prefer to only play my 3D games on a 3D TV and all the other games on my low-ping VGA CRT monitor.

     

    There are a couple problems associated with it.  in order to stream my game I have to have a split HDMI to both the CRT TV and the computer, and I use 3D monitor for the computer.

     

    however if both monitors are connected simultaneously the 3D signal gets negated and 3D discs don't play at all.

     

    If that's the only problem then I guess either manually pulling out the HDMI connected to the CRT or an HDMI kill switch would be better than constantly unplugging and replugging in my HDMI to CRT VGA converter.

     

    And yes I'm aware for light gun games the HDMI to CRT converter adds enough ping to throw off aim in a light gun game and the Sega Master System 3D sync.

     

    By the way, I've heard of ways of converting monitors into 3D monitors, by using an ultra frame method attached externally.  do those only work when going through a PC or is there a direct 3D processor that plugs into a VGA that could do shutter scope 3D.  and yes I know the master systems versions won't work because there's conversions between computer CRT timing and Sega Master System timing that'll mess it up.


  14. To simplify above:.

     

    1. If me and my brother invited 6 random people to our house to play at 8 player Playstation 1 or PlayStation 2 game, will there be any complaints about using DualShock 2 all around the board?  What is the likelihood someone request a DualShock one or an original controller? 

     

    The answers here will determine how many extras Ii have to sell on eBay.

     

    2.  I currently have five 6 button controllers + 2 three-button controllers for Genesis.  Double dribble need ANY 8 controllers for a maximum.  Wheel of Fortune CD requires three standard controllers for a three player game.  Do I need any more standard controllers for games that require standard controllers? And does any game require more than 5 six-button controllers?

     

    3.  I got 12 controllers for Bomberman and NHL on the Saturn.  I know you need to standard controllers with digital l&r for Golden Axe duel.  I know you need at least two analog controllers for the head-to-head analog games.  Do any games require more than two of a specific kind of controller?

     

    4. For all consoles is 2 light guns enough? (Except Wii, which I know can use 4 guns )

     

    5.  Is there anything a real 2600 can play that are 7800 cannot in 2600 mode?  Same question for the PS1 mode of a PS2?

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  15. Before submitted this as multiple categories one for each system over 6 months ago.  But people told me next time if it isn't like one or two months old too make a new thread instead of resurrect the old and because the separate threads were told to be combined anyway now be a good time to mention it.

     

    I have a big collection of video games. My life for basically organically collecting them and noticed selling them for money.

     

    I got a couple decisions to make about clutter.

     

    If I find controllers for cheap at a thrift store (good luck doing that now thanks to Macklemore's song), I usually pick them up.  I tried to pick up a complete set to play any possible game on it.

     

    The three questions concern PlayStation Genesis and Saturn.

     

    I heard that every game on the PlayStation 2 and the PlayStation 1 can be played in theory with a PlayStation DualShock 2.  no I heard some people prefer to downgrade to a DualShock 1 or even a digital-only OG controller.

     

    First of all, if you're introducing it to people for the first time and get together for a LAN party, would the difference between a DualShock 2,  a DualShock 1 , and a standard controller be THAT important to random strangers playing it for a few hours?

     

    second if there are games which are SIGNIFICANTLY better with a standard controller or DualShock 1,. May I know which games those are, (or, if too many to list  the general categories those games fall in,) and the maximum number of DualShock ones and standard controllers I would need to accommodate the maximum players of such games.

     

    Second such question concerns the Genesis.  I currently have five 6 button pad and three 3 button ones.  I have enough where we can play an 8 player game that would work with either type. The question is is there a game that requires more than five 6 button pads.  I know of one game wheel of Fortune Sega CD which requires three standard pads to play a 3 player game and that's the maximum.  Anything that requires a three-button that's beyond 3 players?

     

    Same question for Saturn.  I've heard Golden Axe The Duel is the only game that requires standard controllers, but you only need 2.  I've heard certain games are better with the analog controller.  All the games that I've seen that use it only use at most

    two analog controllers.  Any game in any regional world that uses more than two?  any of them worth playing and considered playable to an English speaking audience?

     

    And then we got the crazy stick about light gun standards and multi-tap standards.

     

    for multi Taps use a PS1 for PS1 games regardless of the physical console and PS2 multi-tap for PS2 games.  Plus I heard there's two different sizes a PS2 multi-taps.  one for old machines, one for new PS2s.  And for Genesis if you have two team players that could play any 8 player game, and any four player EA 4-way play game by entering the alternate mode.

     

    Finally I assumed for light guns just need two of each flavor.  For the PlayStation 2, that means Two justifiers, two Guncon 1s, and two Guncon 2s.  Genesis is a little more difficult because there are three flavors.  I have one Menacer.  Is one all you need or are there dual Menacer games?  For just a fire you need a blue player one justifier that system specific and a pink Universal phone Port second player justifier.  Finally I got one American Laser Games Game Gun.  Is one all I need there.

     

    Also someone has a link to games that need the original hardware, and fail the run on the upstep hardware... Like unplayable 2600 games on a 7800, unplayable Master System games out of power base converter, and an unplayable PlayStation 1 games out of PlayStation 2.

     

    I know there's lots of holes in the Xbox collection partly due to incompatible technologies partly due to companies refusing to allow backward-compatible releases.  The only ones that got it right we're GameCube compatibility on Wii,( I think literally everything works except the Game Boy Advance player)  and the Wii games on the Wii U, except literally for Wii games that have to use the GameCube port for dance mats like Active Life and Dance Dance Revolution

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  16. Before submitted this as multiple categories one for each system over 6 months ago.  But people told me next time if it isn't like one or two months old too make a new thread instead of resurrect the old and because the separate threads were told to be combined anyway now be a good time to mention it.

     

    I have a big collection of video games. My life for basically organically collecting them and noticed selling them for money.

     

    I got a couple decisions to make about clutter.

     

    If I find controllers for cheap at a thrift store (good luck doing that now thanks to Macklemore's song), I usually pick them up.  I tried to pick up a complete set to play any possible game on it.

     

    The three questions concern PlayStation Genesis and Saturn.

     

    I heard that every game on the PlayStation 2 and the PlayStation 1 can be played in theory with a PlayStation DualShock 2.  no I heard some people prefer to downgrade to a DualShock 1 or even a digital-only OG controller.

     

    First of all, if you're introducing it to people for the first time and get together for a LAN party, would the difference between a DualShock 2,  a DualShock 1 , and a standard controller be THAT important to random strangers playing it for a few hours?

     

    second if there are games which are SIGNIFICANTLY better with a standard controller or DualShock 1,. May I know which games those are, (or, if too many to list  the general categories those games fall in,) and the maximum number of DualShock ones and standard controllers I would need to accommodate the maximum players of such games.

     

    Second such question concerns the Genesis.  I currently have five 6 button pad and three 3 button ones.  I have enough where we can play an 8 player game that would work with either type. The question is is there a game that requires more than five 6 button pads.  I know of one game wheel of Fortune Sega CD which requires three standard pads to play a 3 player game and that's the maximum.  Anything that requires a three-button that's beyond 3 players?

     

    Same question for Saturn.  I've heard Golden Axe The Duel is the only game that requires standard controllers, but you only need 2.  I've heard certain games are better with the analog controller.  All the games that I've seen that use it only use at most

    two analog controllers.  Any game in any regional world that uses more than two?  any of them worth playing and considered playable to an English speaking audience?

     

    And then we got the crazy stick about light gun standards and multi-tap standards.

     

    for multi Taps use a PS1 for PS1 games regardless of the physical console and PS2 multi-tap for PS2 games.  Plus I heard there's two different sizes a PS2 multi-taps.  one for old machines, one for new PS2s.  And for Genesis if you have two team players that could play any 8 player game, and any four player EA 4-way play game by entering the alternate mode.

     

    Finally I assumed for light guns just need two of each flavor.  For the PlayStation 2, that means Two justifiers, two Guncon 1s, and two Guncon 2s.  Genesis is a little more difficult because there are three flavors.  I have one Menacer.  Is one all you need or are there dual Menacer games?  For just a fire you need a blue player one justifier that system specific and a pink Universal phone Port second player justifier.  Finally I got one American Laser Games Game Gun.  Is one all I need there.

     

    Also someone has a link to games that need the original hardware, and fail the run on the upstep hardware... Like unplayable 2600 games on a 7800, unplayable Master System games out of power base converter, and an unplayable PlayStation 1 games out of PlayStation 2.

     

    I know there's lots of holes in the Xbox collection partly due to incompatible technologies partly due to companies refusing to allow backward-compatible releases.  The only ones that got it right we're GameCube compatibility on Wii,( I think literally everything works except the Game Boy Advance player)  and the Wii games on the Wii U, except literally for Wii games that have to use the GameCube port for dance mats like Active Life and Dance Dance Revolution


  17. On 5/29/2020 at 12:51 PM, ballyalley said:

     

    The Arcadia 2001 does have an Internet pretense.  Ward Shrake's "Digital Archaeology: Arcadia 2001' website began in 1998.  The website is long gone, but it's mirrored in-full on my own website:

     

    https://orphanedgames.com/DigitalArchaeologyArcadia2001/index.htm

     

    Also, there is a current Arcadia 2001 website called "Emerson Arcadia 2001 Central."  It's full of information-- though it's rather hard to find stuff (just like my own website, BallyAlley.com):

     

    https://amigan.yatho.com/

     

    The Arcadia 2001 didn't beat the Astrocade in the U.S. market, but in the world market the Signetics 2650-based machines with the Signetics 2637 UVI probably held a sizeable market share.  The Astrocade was only released in the United States and Canada, but the Signetics systems were released in many different countries.

     

    In my eyes, the Arcadia 2001 and it's many cousins are as interesting as the Astrocade.  I wouldn't argue to have the Astrocade higher or lower on any "best of" of "worst of" list for I like them both.

     

    (Okay, I cheer for the Astrocade a bit more... but I'm entitled to be a Super Fan of the Bally Arcade, right?)

     

    Adam

     

    and half the reason why the American-centric view is that amAstricafe is better than Arcadia is because Atari sued the pants off of Emerson if they were to release the "real" versions of the games which the rest of the world, other companies like Atari and Coleco had.  in America the Emerson games were neutered water down junk that just had to be changed enough to be different and usually every single change made it worse.

     

    Emerson and their partners had rights to regions other than North America.  It was because rights were so divided that the Nintendo license went to Coleco for American Home consoles, an Atari for American Home computers, and because he Adam bridged the gap it caused a alot of legal issues.

     

    Similarly, Coleco was fighting for licenses mainly in America.  I think Emerson got the rights to a lot of games that were considered Coleco's in America, which the bid on in the rest of the world, but had to be watered down neutered versions in America because the competed against Coleco's, Mattel's, and Atari's licenses.

     

    Funny thing is Bally astrocade had the best version of Pac-Man.  And the reason why was because it was originally intended to be the official Pac-Man at home.  Bally assumed just because it had the arcade rights, they'd by default have the home rights.  Well, Atari took care of that by buying it directly from Namco.

     

    Luckily what goes around comes around.  Atari had the arcade rights to Tetris, and assumed they had the rights for their home division (which had to be called Tengen, because the 7800 division had the rights to the name Atari.  Also need to do those weird licensing wouldn't let Sega or Atari publish on Nintendo, even though before the crash Atari, Mattel, and Coleco were cross publishing games out the wazoo.

     

    By the way, I predict the Sega announcement will be returning back to the days of Atari, Mattel and Coleco where Sega will publish for both their own new console  as well as all current existing systems.

     

    The American mentality of Sega finally prevails.  The Japanese mentality sunk the Saturn in the US and the Dreamcast in Japan, despite Americans pulling in a different way.


  18. Hello

     

    The microphone broke on my Turtle Beach x41.  It broke at a place that you have to get a new parts and their out of new parts.

     

    I was considering getting a DSS1 to get Dolby headphone out of Dolby sound.  Also it has a 3.5 mm out which accurately captures the headphone sound and let you send it to stream.

     

    Also 3.5 mm headsets are pretty common to find cheap with microphones.  They're disposable:  one breaks buy a new one.

     

    So I got a few issues pertaining to systems from the Xbox 360 onward.

     

    First the Xbox 360 natively uses a 2.5 mm cable and it uses a three region cable for talk, listen, and ground.  Most modern 3.5 mm headphones have four regions left listen, right listen, speak and ground.

     

    I do want have one of those y splitters with a green three region 3.5 mm on one end of the Y a pink one, and a female 3.5 mm hole which I assume has a four region hole.

     

    I assume the green is game audio in and pink is chat out.  I assume within game if your character within the game your friend will be mixed in relative to the game world.  So if your friend is 30° in front of your right you'll hear him at that anymore as long as chat is mixed with in-game.

     

    Problem is I don't know how to convert 3.5 to 2.5 in a way that I can be assured that this will work.

     

    Also I got a PlayStation 3 with a device called a. Turtle Beach dac1.  That takes audio from toslink and combines it with headphone that plugs in via USB,.

     

    Finally I have one of those $5 PC surround external sound cards which has a USB a male on one end and 23.5 mm on the other one labeled mico, one labeled headphones.

     

    I assume that device could be plugged into the USB port of a switch and a Wii U and what sense are USB headphone plugged in.  whether you could speak back or whether you have to use an external phone app depends on the game for Nintendo.  but the audio coming from it will be headphones around either because it outputs in lpcm 5.1 or 7.1 and that dongle converts it to headphone surround, or I heard that all Nintendo systems that have them head parts use their own proprietary headphone surround  sound, that is directionally accurate in three dimensions.

     

    I heard it on the road when playing breath of the Wild on the road, I was able to dodge by hearing.  But I couldn't quite replicate that experience at home even with headphones with a DSS1.

     

    will this device give me headphone surround in the Wii U and switch?

     

    Also got one final question not related to streaming.  How to get good headphone surround sound from DTS and lpcm movies.

     

    I don't know what settings to put my PS3 buy Xbox 360 and my Xbox One to get good headphone surround sound, with any movie format and coded.

     

    Since my Xbox 360 is my only HD DVD player, I have no idea how to get DTS to sound surround.

     

    the PlayStation 3 has so many options and I can't figure out how to get DTS movies to sound in surround.

     

    Finally about Xbox One S Blu-ray player.  I did a blind hearing test using Dolby Atmos headphone app, and found that the DTs 7.1 lossless track in The Fugitive is better than the 5.1 Dolby Digital compressed.  by the way the only reason why I chose the fugitive was because that's one of the few movies I have in both Dolby and DTS and I know what scenes to check for for directional accuracy (the fight on the bus and the train crash right back to back)

     

    It seems like Dolby Atmos movies sound better in Dolby Atmos headphone,. But Dolby 5.1 sounds awful using the Dolby Atmos app.  I don't know if the DTs is more directionally accurate than the Dolby but it sounds acoustically better than the Dolby 5.1.  I just questioned that mixes directional accuracy.

     

    It's like when you have to convert from one thing to another and then to headphones something gets lost in the double translation.  

     

    Then you have LPCM movies like Apocalypto.  Toslink could only carry encoded Dolby or DTS or uncompressed two track.

     

    Someone told me you could get surround sound out of USB on the PlayStation 3, because Sony sells gold wireless ear phones that plug just in the USB. The question is how do you get it into gold earphone mode so that I can hear everything in surround.  otherwise I have to use a DAC to get a mix from the game, Annette best is either Dolby or DTS and it may not convert right.

     

    Can anyone help me get DTS and lpcm movies working on these game systems?  Also could someone think of a solution for a stand-alone Blu-ray player that doesn't have USB surround out?


  19. my point was that the triple jump was giving it a lower score that I and most of us think it deserved because it did not factor in the cottage industry it's spawned even back in the 80s.

     

    I think most people would rank the Bally above the Emerson Arcadia 2001.

     

    Even the objective numbers would rank the Bally about the Emerson Arcadia 2001.  (Length of time in market, number of games in library [even before factoring in the cottage industry], machine sales, game sales [even if carts only], cultural importance, [the fact that Bally Alley.com exists early in the internet, and Emerson is as invisiblr in the afterlife as it it was in life.

     

    I was 8, into video games, and heard of the Bally.   The only time Emerson jogged my memory was the when I found it at a thrift store, and I remember the legal battles for the name Arcadia, as printed in Electronic Games magazine.  I never saw ANYTHING Emerson related until that one thrift store day in 2002, and I've been thrifting since 1994, when a local game shop recommended thrifting.  Thank You Southgate OH Video Game Exchange


  20. The people at triple jump tried to rate every console made everywhere in the world, of all time I know I like 92 rankings.  the title for the worst console went to the dedicated system which only played one game which describes everything except the Odyssey 1 at the time of the Odyssey 1.

    I personally think I have good judgment on video games because no video game in that list was current generation when I first got it until we got to number 38 I believe, the Sega 32x.

    Before we got to number 38, there were four consoles did I happen to pick up at thrift stores before Macklemore hit the charts (my candidate for the BC and AD of video game thrift shopping eras).

    These four systems ranked below the 32x and Triple Jump admits that they used mostly system sales figures, game library quantity, game sales, metacritic charts (which was weird because they didn't have metacritic until like either of Dreamcast or PlayStation 2 so how would older games qualify for a metacritic high score?), and historic milestones. Those 4 systems were,  in alphabetical order, by the name of the company, Atari Jaguar, Bally Astrocade, Emerson Arcadia 2001, and the Xavix.

    Let's just say, the Bally got the worst of the 4. 4.  But that pull didn't factor in something that many Bally players known. (Has this guy never seen a Bally Fitness commercial?  I'd say yes, because he wants to pronounce it "Bolly", like the Indian movie making capital.). 

    There was fans and enthusiasts and programmers who were (and even still now) writing and buying new programs with Bally Basic,  (and even better versions of Bally programming software) by selling them as almost a cottage industry of new games, passing tapes to each other.  Plus I think this is the lowest ranked system that has a fan URL dedicated to system, as the name BallyAlley.com was bought by this group.

    If you did not voluntarily purchased any of these previous games that were listed before Bally back when they were considered new, then you have good taste in video games.  I dare you to find a system with a worse ranking on that triple jump list  than astrocade that has a fan URL.  even some of the ones that are better ranking don't have a specific fan URL.  they did not figure in the afterlife of these systems and probably Baliy has one of the best afterlives of a system.

    Obviously if they did factor in cottage industry games then the Bally would have ranked higher.

    It takes a special kind of person to be a Bally owner at the time when I was out.  I think it got released before I was born and I got a ColecoVision when I was 7, pretty close when it first came out, so I admit I was not a Bally person back in the day.  But I was aware that Cap'n Video was renting Astrocade as well as 2600 intellivision, and Odyssey 2 games as well as VHS, Beta, LaserDisc and Selectavision movies.  We went there for Beta movies. But I didn't rent anything there gamewise because I was a Coleco guy.  That was when  Atari was starting to sue people for renting games.  

     

    By the way, BallyAlley.com referred to this atariage sub-form as one of two official Bally Alley continuations of their old forum.  The other one seems to be on groups.io email list.  I currently receive the emails but can't find how to post.

     


  21. E Well I wrote furrtek the maker of the Virtual Tap, and he says one eye per device.  You can make left eye right eye alternate between the two.

     

    But to get two simultaneous images to form an attic lift you need two Virtual taps one for the left eye one for the right eye.  

     

    I know I could set them at opposite colors.  (Like red and cyan, where cyan is equal parts green and blue.) The question is are there any devices that can merge a red screen and a cyan  screen together and add their results? (and or diagrams on how to build such a device)

     

    By the way I have a VGA monitor so that's the version I'm going to use.

     

    Maybe I should check to see if there is a video equivalent of addition for simultaneous red and cyan sources.

     


  22. He got two questions about the Virtual Boy.  I see castlemania games has virtual tap.  It cost around $70 and has the name of three Western hemisphere modders who do they recommend will mod it for you for a price.

     

    I tried writing castlemania games but it wouldn't let me in to their letter page.  They don't usually let non-customers join.

     

    First of all I've seen anaglyph videos of Virtual Boy.  Most are red and blue but I don't have the red and blue glasses.  I do have the red and cyan glasses.  From what I know in science, blue light plus green light equals cyan light.  I heard you could play either left eye or right eye.  Could you play both?  I assume if either VGA or RGB is a simple pin connection to have the left I have the red and the right I have the Green in the blue connected.  It says it could swap between 8 colors.  I assume it's the seven main colors scientifically defined that isn't black, and the eighth color can you be a custom color or by default is inverse White.(black spots on white backgrounds)

     

    Is there a color switch on both sides?  If so it would be easy to have independent color shifts.  If you are not independent controls for left and right eye could there be a 3D mode where whatever the left eye is the right eye is the opposite.  So red and Cyan are together, green and magenta are together, blue and yellow are together, pick the opposite side to flip sides.

     

    most of the video show red and blue and I've seen a cyan video before so I know the combination is possible.  I know to buy it from castlemania have it sent directly to a modder along with my working Virtual Boy and pay the labor and extra parts fee.

     

    The best thing you could do is play it on a TV screen.  I assume it works for VGA and RGB scart because all those have separate pins for red green and blue, adding a composite or S-Video chip would have really thrown It off.

     

    so now it's the console and pretty much anything that is not specifically analog I prefer my fightstick for, without tearing apart a virtual boy joystick, could someone add a method of getting a brook retro fight stick  board working with Virtual Boy?

     

    I know it has very weird controllers.  It's partly robotron control, partly NES control.  what would be the ideal arrangement for most schemes using a fightstick with a virtual boy?

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