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  1. I attempted a capture of the whole setup, as much as the game. I notice that during flight, I'm getting some lingering images on the screen--shoot something in the center of the screen, and poof, it's hanging out in the top corner after it explodes(?). Maybe its some VESA weirdness. (Here's a link to when it gets bad) I'm slightly curious about glitchy wc3, but not serious enough to dump serious effort into it. I do really have to capture my WC: privateer sound effect issue, though--that's a weird one. My dos machine and MiSTer both have the issue, but dosbox emulates the game fine. and yes, I've tried a lot of different audio configs and hardware.
  2. So I got out my large, white 'gaming plank' to make more room for DOSputing, and had a go at some WC3. Outside of goofing off with MiSTer, this is my first real DOS gaming in far too long. Originally it was supposed to be my first solid attempt at Privateer 2, but then, somewhere before figuring out how to get a ship, I started to realize why people don't like Privateer 2. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go find a WC3 quickref card so I can figure out exactly what I did to escort the pictured freighter.
  3. I'm pretty sure back in the N64 era I was using these weirdly bulky, hard-plastic, ratcheting cable ties that looked a bit like behind-the-ear hearing aids. These aren't quite the ones, but close enough--not recommended: I can't remember when I started using those wraps, but I just love them and put them on everything. Since they're attached to the cable, they never get lost. Additionally I like to throw them in a ziploc if I'm storing them long-term, because the 'controller drawers' aren't kind to them otherwise. Granted larger controllers like most light guns, flight sticks, or arcade controllers can't reasonably be bagged. It's also a lot faster to wrap them off the controller, since it's just about halving the controller cable about 3-4 times--kind of like folding a sheet, takes maybe a couple seconds--instead of going around and around wrapping the cable. I still go pretty tight, though. It's a compromise between cable health and ease of storage that I can live with:
  4. It's a silly thought, but if we could just go back in time and make the genesis one suck a little, this would be easier. 😛 Xeno Crisis is a fun game on its own merits, looks great, and it still costs less than comparable neo releases. That'd probably be the fair man's way to judge the neo geo cart, but it doesn't live in that theoretical vacuum. It'd be tough for me to recommend the neo cart over other versions. The new features are valuable to me, but with currently a $300+ price difference between a neo cart and a genesis one, I believe it should be easier to distinguish between the two. The digital version for NeoSD, or the less expensive (and more musical) NGCD release are much easier to recommend. The Neo Geo enhancements I've spotted in-game on MVS are a bit sparse: high score table, on-screen score, (this is very welcome) attract mode, how-to play, some scaling, new einstein sprite(?), a lot more voice work, unibios text replacement, some bonus modes I haven't tried I'll probably spend most of my time playing the rom on the NeoSD, myself, and leave the physical cart in the downstairs MVS that I flip on when company comes over.
  5. I've finally come to terms with my liking the 'murder mystery' theme/genre in video games above all others.

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    2. Reaperman


      It's a capcom-made comedic phoenix wright clone on ps2/psp/wii.  Wii version tends to crash

    3. SlidellMan


      As a fan of Murder Mysteries/Locked box stories, I approve.

    4. GoldLeader


       But why did they kill the Bird?  She was about to sing.   Then why kill the Pig?  He was about to squeal.

  6. With most, its probably thanks to either online play or conversion mods: Subspace (aka the Continuum) Battlefield Bad Company (maybe also 1943) Freelancer Gran Turismo 4 & 5 (maybe also 1 & 6) Doom, probably, with all the WAD packs everywhere. If we're counting all the ports, I'm surely there with Virtua Racing, but I'm not sure I have 100+ in any one version. I specifically remember not quite making it there with FF7 or recently XenoBlade Chronicles 2 (though if I did the DLC I probably would) Steam says that of my 2100 games on the platform, I've made it to 100hrs with exactly 3: Cyberpunk 2077 (139 hrs) Rimworld (120 hrs) Moe Jigsaw (103 hrs) I'm a little surprised planetside 2 wasn't on the list, but not even close--according to steam. I wonder if I played it mostly before I was on steam
  7. In addition to that, there will be a flashing service to fix xeno crisis, which I will be taking them up on. Generally it's a good idea to update/fix carts when possible. It does not fix the left-channel bias for music, and the update indicates that its intentional, but it sure doesn't sound like it to me. And I did a bit more gameplay last night. My first play is without the temporary music fix, then I input it on the video and later sessions feature the fix. Even with headphones, I don't really hear any difference, but I'm getting it fixed mostly to say it's been done if I ever decide to sell it. (I sell an average of one video game every 10 years , so I'm a really bad flipper.) Somebody let me know if I'm doing that fix procedure wrong, but it looks correct to me. It will be hard for me to hear stereo on stream since left is still much louder, and I'm running a mixed center channel.
  8. Quick question: Does anything talk in this one? No reviews have mentioned it, so I'm thinking not. But I'd rather be safe than sorry. again.
  9. Sealed PC budget-cardboard-sleeve titles, 8 for $20 shipped This was on ebay vs thrifts, and was a buy-it-now that had been going for a while, so I'm probably the only one who doesn't think I overpaid I got a budget Renegade, to match the big-box one a page back, and who doesn't have fond memories of Megarace's Lance Boyle?
  10. I certainly hope they're selling well enough. I get the feeling the normies were the intended audience, and also get the feeling they haven't bought in as expected. Maybe that's because evercade's not for sale widely in brick and mortar stores, but here in 2020/2021, maybe amazon's the replacement for those anyway. *sigh* The console does do very well with its fans--not just us here in the thread, but over on youtube I'm seeing people I've followed forever enjoying this thing. Its a bit of an unlikely fanbase with people who all seem to have way better ways to play these games, MiSTers, Analogues, Flashcarts, expensive upscalers, etc. But the Evercade idea's executed so well. Within the last week, I caught some familiar faces from AA (way back) participating in the livechat at interface tour's premier. CUpodcast also recently had another amico episode and casually reached back and grabbed an evercade cart as an example of good physical merch. That's just what I noticed this week. (and of course I had my fav evercade cart in my MVS Xeno Crisis review, but I'm small potatoes) I also notice the collections are also getting more interesting for this somewhat unlikely fanbase, with fewer of 'the usual suspects' that we have everywhere (namco, atari, etc). I think we're seeing more oddball, non-standard collections, and more modern retro releases. I'm not entirely sure Evercade intended us to be their target market, but they seem to be leaning into the fanbase they've got.
  11. For Metal Slug X: In MVS Arcade mode, the softdips default to 3 lives, but let operators pick any number between 1&99 lives per credit In AES Console mode, the option menu defaults to 3 lives, and lets players pick between any number between 1&5 (same cart, just switched bios over) It's pretty common for an MVS arcade game's softdip menu to allow tuning the number of lives per credit, but pretty uncommon for it to allow silly numbers like 99, as it does in Metal Slug X.
  12. Same with my Omega--I guess that fix doesn't like the MV1C. The music does seem to be there on the right channel, just very, very (very) low. And also in mono, where genesis music seems to be in stereo. I have some old headphones that let me adjust cup volume independently, and left has to be turned down to 1, to match a full volume (10) on the right cup. That right channel's music also has a high-pitched squealing noise in with the music.
  13. Woohoo, that was the ticket! Every key grabbed. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go and grind enough races to attach neon lights to a unicorn. ...A unicorn that the game won't allow me to paint chromed-orange, for whatever reason. What's with all these sudden restrictions, game?
  14. If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.

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    2. Cobra Kai

      Cobra Kai

      ..and then some

    3. Reaperman


      Remember: This fix is only temporary--unless it works.

    4. 1982VideoGames


      Yea, except i'm not that handy either....

  15. For once I treated myself to the big expensive Neo Geo version of something. The differences between it and the genesis version are subtle (outside of the obvious arcade-related stuff, attract mode, hi score, credits, etc) The biggest difference I've seen is a scaling effect on level 2's drop-in spiders, and I keep going back and forth on if I'm even seeing it because it's so quick. and yes, bugs exist in this version. I go over that too.
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