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  1. How do I work this?

    Where is that large automobile?

    This is not my beautiful house.

    This is not my beautiful wife.

    1. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      same as it ever was

  2. Swing your arms, from side to side. Come on, it's time to go. Do the Mario.

  3. Han Solo's many backstory references apparently don't indicate a lengthy life as a space scoundrel, but all relate back to 'that one weekend he spent with Lando.' Solid movie other than that bit.

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    2. Reaperman

      Reaperman

      I get three:

       

      Topic

      gallery image

      event

       

      I wonder what an event is

    3. Reaperman

      Reaperman

      Ooh, I don't know if I should be able to make those calendar events.  Based on there only being birthdays in there.

    4. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      We should put in the birthdays (release dates) or old games we like(d).

  4. Just thrifted some old Calrad headphones. I'm not really old enough to know the brand too well firsthand, but generally every Calrad device I've picked up seems consumer-grade but well built. It's a brand I've noticed has a lot of 'survivors'

    1. Reaperman

      Reaperman

      We had calrad bookshelf speakers and a soldering station growing up, but if I recall Pa considered the brand to be junk. However, today's build quality standards are much lower.

    2. save2600

      save2600

      Hmm... can't say I remember Calrad, but I remember Calaphone!

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Calrad take me away!

  5. My first weekend with the wii u has been fantastic so far. It seems a solid way to play wii and gc in HDMI too.

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    2. Reaperman

      Reaperman

      for the gamecube, Teconmoon's vc injector makes it a lot easier. No need for a second usb drive, or vwii modding. It takes care of the nintendont settings, and pretty well hides its use. Everything launches from and returns to the wiiu menu.

      https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-wiivc-injector-script-gc-wii-homebrew-support.483577/

    3. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      Yikes. That looks powerful and a little tempting. Most of my WiiU games are digital store purchases so I'd hate to screw it up, but that's cool that it exists.

    4. Reaperman

      Reaperman

      Modding does impact how the eshop can be interacted with. But the full wii u store library is available on usb helper. I can still get to the eshop after running a small tool, but can now think of no reason to ever go there again.

  6. So nintendo releases what I'd consider a personal system-seller for switch and what do I do? I bought a wii U today. It's a good time for it, and there's plenty of time to play switch later.

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    2. deepthaw

      deepthaw

      My Switch system seller was Mario Odyssey. And Zelda: BotW. And Mario Maker 2. and ...

    3. Jin

      Jin

      The unfortunate thing about current generation systems is that there really isn't plenty of time to enjoy them later. With so many games only being released digitally (and patch downloads required for the physical ones) plus the servers supporting them only staying up so long, you've only got a window of 5 or 10 years to get and play whatever you want to play on the system. Strike while the iron is hot!

    4. retrorandy

      retrorandy

      I love playing emulators and WiiU games on the gamepad screen. I love my Switch too, but since I bought a PS Vita I haven't been playing it very much.

  7. The Fat Boys are back, and you know they could never be whack.

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    2. D Train

      D Train

      yah, that was sad. he was supposedly 450lbs at the time. scary.

    3. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      My anaconda don't want none unless you got buns hun.

    4. thanatos

      thanatos

      The party was packed, I'm talkin' back to back.

  8. I've been playing the windows store version of Shine Runner. Reminds me of Big Mutha Truckers, in that it's a buy-low, sell-high trading game with a redneck theme that probably just puts people off.

    1. Reaperman

      Reaperman

      Big Mutha Truckers is the deeper game (odd as it sounds), with the risk/reward of vehicle upgrades, and a larger number of fixed turns help it feel less random. Still, Shine Runner's hydro-thunder action between shops is way more engaging, even if there's really less going on.

  9. I went to a S.T.U.N. Runner video, so youtube punishment for that is changing most of my recommendations to 'highly suspect children's programming' https://imgur.com/C1bm2qh This is my life now, I guess...

    1. HoshiChiri

      HoshiChiri

      My sister told me to look up a song called 'Baby Shark' becuase my niece liked it. That thrashed my music lists for months.

       

      Also, do not look up 'Baby Shark', and I apologize to anyone who already knows it and now has it stuck in their head.

    2. MrMaddog

      MrMaddog

      Yeah, this whole "algorythm" is messing up my recommendations that mostly consist of gaming & wrestling videos. Heaven help you if you watch a freaking movie trailer...

  10. Well, I just bought an Emtec Gembox android console. I don't exactly know why I did that, but at least the price seemed right.

    1. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      Should be good for emulation at least. Was it cheap?

  11. Interact's 'Arcade pro' genesis/snes controller has detachable cables adapting from a 15 pin out plug. I don't suppose that happens to be neo geo pinout, without rearranging pins, is it?

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    2. Reaperman

      Reaperman

      it's the wide 15 pin, though. However I do now notice that there's a separate PC (gameport) version of the controller, so that'd be my current pinout guess. I was just hoping I could be sneaky and chuck a simple neo geo extension on it without rearranging the pinout.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Just wondering, Were you hoping to control a Genesis, Atari, or SNES with a NeoGeo controller?

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I have an Arcade Pro, but no Neo Geo stuff...Sorry.

  12. I want to know what you're thinking. There are some things you can't hide.

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Nuapurista kuulu se polokan tahti Jalakani pohjii kutkutti. Ievan äiti se tyttöösä vahti Vaan kyllähän Ieva sen jutkutti, ... Thx Spuds...Now it's in my head...

    3. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      You're welcome, also I've had Leekspin going for almost 11 hours now, I have no regrets.

    4. retrorussell

      retrorussell

      Information Society's best song!

  13. I just got Vector Patrol today. It's really won me over as my favorite Moon Patrol, and probably my favorite Vectrex game. Any info on when the unlockables happen? I usually don't continue, and can barely pass course 1.

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    2. Reaperman

      Reaperman

      no problems with anything from the front so far. I think it generally helps the aspect ratio that the forward bullets have limited range. The rocket seems awful close from behind, and I haven't mastered that part yet.

    3. SpiceWare

      SpiceWare

      @jess - Scramble plays quite well on the Vectrex

       

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      ^Awesome! For some reason I first read that as Scrabble plays well on Vectrex hahaaa!

  14. Finally upgraded to an obsolete 5.1 receiver, enabled dolby digital on my sound card and...well I shut it all off in favor of the "5.1 stereo" mode. Less BS to mess with between different types of content.

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    2. Reaperman

      Reaperman

      I don't like it when this relay clicks over when I open certain files, and when I turn on the dolby digital stuff, I lose simultaneous audio out analog or hdmi. But switching the whole thing over to 5-speaker stereo sounds good, and I don't have speakers sitting around waiting to do stuff. (I don't run '.1' since the sub is oldschool and wired to my center.)

    3. thanatos

      thanatos

      Rear speakers are awesome for football games. Sometimes Fox even let's the swearing crowd happen in the back...

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I like 5.1 myself...Digital optical outs on the ol DISH and PS3, Denon receiver, BIG speakers up front, medium for the rear...

  15. How do I win something on ebay with "free economy shipping" and then the seller can invoice me with "$10.50 media mail"?

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    2. Reaperman

      Reaperman

      I messaged the seller prior to contacting ebay, but his replies were along the lines of 'I'd never say free shipping, I don't know why it'd say that in your screenshot.' The only reason I called ebay to start with is that his messages kind of sent me to 11, but honestly now I'm more unhappy with ebay support. Especially since they gave me the 'escalation lie' (why would I have to beg a seller for cancellation if it's being escalated?)

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I daresay you may need to contact ebay again and get a different support agent, or just wait for it to be escalated and see what happens. It's obvious the seller is lying. I'm surprised ebay didn't take your side right away.

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I'd be mad too!!

  16. Hmm. Sometime over the years, my cars aluminum pedals were pilfered. At least they left me the matching dead pedal so I know I'm not crazy.

    1. save2600

      save2600

      This is why we can't have nice things. ha

    2. Reaperman

      Reaperman

      I must not have noticed earlier because the rubber pedal covers left in their place slid less when wet. Now that I remember back, that was an issue in the past. Mechanics are awesome...

  17. So I mostly finish rolling up a party for Buck Rogers Countdown to Doomsday--but then I remember that Armor Class probably goes the *other* way. There's 30 minutes down the drain.

    1. youxia

      youxia

      Th GoldBox engine FTW. I need to start playing Buck Rogers soon....been in my backlog for decades

  18. I think that after a year or so, windows just messes up how it handles its card reader, and it remembers this malfunction through every number of 'disable/uninstall' cycles until you buy a new one (and save the old one for the next build)

    1. Reaperman

      Reaperman

      I'm currently the reader my last machine "killed," after each of its two better readers stopped working (they're fine on other machines) Sure I could probably waste a full day chasing it down for real-real...but why, when new ones are ~$8?

  19. today when I came home, my computer was sitting on the 'insert boot media' screen, and my boot order had changed. Maybe nvme driver crashed, and it's some kind of motherboard 'feature' to switch it? This is a new one.

    1. jaybird3rd

      jaybird3rd

      Did you leave a USB flash drive plugged in when you last shut down/rebooted? I've seen this kind of thing happen when USB devices are first in the boot order.

    2. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      "Dave, This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it."

    3. Reaperman

      Reaperman

      It switched to an internal spinning disc, rather than a usb. As soon as I entered bios it fessed up to the change by showing me a boot order 'popup'. So far no more issues today.

  20. In case you skipped your daily dose of Falco:

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    2. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      I just got my daily dose of Falco. Thanks! :)

    3. x=usr(1536)
    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Brilliant!! I'm one of the 12,000 Likes. :)

  21. Rebel Galaxy Outlaw has announced it's a 12-month epic exclusive. I was using it to wait for star citizen, but since I won't get my hands on it before 2020 either, I guess I'm a $20 steam bargin bin customer vs. a day-1 purchaser now.

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    2. Reaperman

      Reaperman

      I don't own a switch (3 non-user replaceable batteries is too many, but maybe if there is a revision), and I had a childhood interaction with epic megagames, and to this day do not support those jerks financially. I had hoped to play outlaw earlier, but I'll wait for a steam sale.

    3. Reaperman

      Reaperman

      Truthfully, I've softened in my old age. Younger Reaperman would have simply added that dev to the list. Epic exclusive announcement: https://rebel-galaxy.com/rebel-galaxy-outlaw-launching-on-epic-games-store-qa/

    4. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      Heh, if 38 is "old age" then take a tip from your wise elder: it's very likely that the people who hurt your younger self no longer work at Epic.

       

      The Epic store takes a smaller cut than the other stores, which means more money for the developer.

       

      But you do you!

  22. Anybody got a lead on an NES controller extension that works with the zapper? I have two types, and neither work. However, this video has changed my life:

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    2. DragonGrafx-16

      DragonGrafx-16

      I wonder if the Four Score works. I'll test it and get back to you. Unless you already tried that.

    3. Reaperman

      Reaperman

      Please let me know if it works on an nes. I'd have to 'operate' to get it to fit the NT mini, so I'd like to be sure it'll work first. I suppose I could also take one of my bad ones, and give it pins 6+7.

    4. Reaperman

      Reaperman

      In case anybody's wondering, the four score is a no-go per this article: https://wiki.nesdev.com/w/index.php/Four_Score

  23. Layers! Onions have layers.

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    2. frankodragon

      frankodragon

      Onion cookies: For those you love to hate

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I like The Onion. It definitely has layers, but some people think it's serious and don't realize they're reading humor and political satire.

    4. CPUWIZ
  24. I've just shipped the Miata out of state for an engine swap/upgrade. Maybe they'll let me into that import tuner culture now. I could totally even turn my hat sideways.

    1. Rick Dangerous

      Rick Dangerous

      Keep the brim flat yo!

    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Reaperman: America Drift!

  25. Damn you 'Moe Jigsaw'--I was planning on playing "real games" this weekend.

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