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  1. My problem joint was the one below. All is better now, thanks for the help. Mine's the Chinese version, so I don't know if it impacts the Japanese one.
  2. Yep, that sounds just like me. Sure enough the image is still there without backlight.
  3. Anybody else having trouble with their screen? My screen seems to have stopped powering on with the rest of the system. I let it sit with batteries in it for a few weeks, and noticed it took a couple power cycles to get the screen to to come up with the game. I figured the batteries were just getting too low, but after that session, it never powered the screen on again for either fresh batteries or the ac adapter. I have the chinese version of the bennvenn. If this isn't 'a thing' I'll probably buy another one.
  4. I can't imagine ever having a better experience with custom console work. Cro§Bow's extremely customer-oriented--far past my wildest expectations for customer service. I even got videos along the way, as my trusty old lynx came out of its various operations. I'm totally blown away by this. If any of you have dealt with my grumpy self on this forum for any length of time, you'll note how out of character this kind of praise is for me. But this really was an exceptionally good experience. As for the services my lynx received: BennVenn screen mod cap kit power circuitry refresh That screen makes it like a whole new system for me. I'm playing games that I maybe never gave much of a chance. Especially ones with busy backgrounds or low contrast, that were previously kind of a chore to look at on the stock screen. And my lynx now follows me outside the house again.
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  6. I guess of those options it was 'ignorantly.' Happen to have a source for the voltage info? Actually, you know what? just never mind.
  7. You can mod the wii u's vWii using the same hacks.guide above. (link) Then you can use the same software to launch games from the usb drive that you used back on wii and load it as expected. One big down side to this is you'll need a second hard drive for your vwii, and it doesn't seem that the wiiu likes having two drives installed in wiiu mode (though maybe if one's formatted wii, and the other wii u it will). The wiivc injector gets around this and allows use of the wiiu hard drive for wii games, but then you may start running into the 300 game limit. I may cut down my teconmoon injector use to just my absolute favorites and start doing the vwii modding. I haven't fully decided yet. You mentioned that you got retroarch working--this is a feat I haven't achieved yet. I think I'm going to need to watch a video or two on it. Heck, when I tried it on PC a bit ago I very similarly failed.
  8. How do I work this?

    Where is that large automobile?

    This is not my beautiful house.

    This is not my beautiful wife.

    1. Flojomojo


      same as it ever was

  9. With all this terraonion news, has there been any word on neo sd pro for mvs?
  10. It's one of my favorite 'murder simulators.' Usually people use the term for mindless spree killing games, etc, but The Deed is a rare game that focuses as much or more on planning/preparation. My first time through I figured 'there's no way I'm going to be invested in killing somebody in just the 15-30 it takes to play through'--nope, the characters are written to provide just the right motivation. My first go I played through it 3 completely different ways. Highly recommended experience.
  11. I dunno. I like the stuff that never came out here just fine--translations, hacks, betas, homebrews etc. They've got some great prices for those. I tend to buy repros after I play them on a flashcart, which makes almost zero sense, but collecting is a sickness. The straight pirates don't interest me too much, though I will confess to sampling a gb gimmick and shantae, and I can totally see where the multicarts might be seen as an alternative for flashcarts for folks on a budget. And yeah, even though it's piracy, I tend to think that if I ever made a homebrew for a mainline console platform, I'd be a bit thrilled if carts of it were made available. That's more of a personal thing on me, but I'm pretty sure it's a sentiment that's probably not too uncommon. I'm sure nintendo's not happy, but the guys who made these pokemon hacks are probably tickled to bits that they can get a physical copy of their game in a retail package, complete with shrinkwrap and metallic foil treatment for under $5 shipped. Granted that packaging is a bit crushed, but how can they possibly make these things so inexpensively? Fun fact about me: the second most expensive single-game purchase I've ever made, is for a fake Ironclad for MVS.
  12. For whatever reason, I haven't gotten good genesis/megadrive repros from aliexpress. They're still using that thin, flexible plastic for them, and the label glue is weak, meaning the part of the label folded up to the top surface tends to release and need reglue. They play fine, though, and are at least a lot less expensive than the snes repros there. They also have some neat titles for the platform like Fix it Felix Jr. (vid) I haven't been daring enough to check out a genesis game with battery save from them yet.
  13. The SNES games in the vid came from Blue Intelligent Technology Co., LTD (link) It looks like the GB aliexpress store I mostly went to has closed, but at one point I got a solid super mario land 2 DX (color hack) from 'Coolive' (link) I will mention that the latest crops of GB games I've gotten from aliexpress (both the above linked, and the closed down one) had a slightly more purple hue than the usual gray, and the plastic shell has 'game' molded into the grip section vs the typical 'Nintendo GAME BOY.' They're probably the same source.
  14. I have a vid on it where I have pics of the inside, etc. I'm actually a pretty huge fan of both the GB and SNES repros from there. It's night and day different from old repros with brittle or flexible plastic cases and labels that peeled themselves off. The plastic is so near to right I couldn't tell it apart. Labels stick well, but have mild saturation issues with printing, and little inconsistencies relating to the quick creation of new label art from internet sources. (I think one of mine uses art in the wrong aspect ratio, for example) Batteries are socketed and the boards are very clean--the internals are made with more care than the originals, IMO.
  15. Swing your arms, from side to side. Come on, it's time to go. Do the Mario.

  16. One thing that is a bit of a bummer is the 300 icon game limit. Doesn't matter if they're in folders, the thing only wants to display 300 icons. I'm currently looking into ways around that without much luck. I can do a bunch of smaller titles off of SD using loadiine (128gb of that is somehow like $20 these days), or I can launch past 300 using the system config tool since they won't show on the main menu. I can also dump many of the wii/gc games to the vWii--which involves modding that half of the house, and getting a second HD for it. For me, the reverse that was actually one of the big Wii U selling points. Many of the games and newer franchises that I wanted to try on Switch were already on Wii U. I'd imagine I'd be much more in line with your thinking if I already owned a Switch, though.
  17. I have really loved the hacks.guide format. It got me through my 3ds modding, and IIRC even my wii modding. Very well laid out, but it starts falling a little short on what to do with it after the modding. I opted for haxchi without the cold boot (so I run it at power on if I need cfw). I bought my wii u pre-modded, but there was enough cleanup left for me to do that I still needed the guide. haxchi https://wiiu.hacks.guide/ usb loader helpful vid (it takes a bit to get it working these days) teconmoon wii/gc vid
  18. I've been on a Wii U kick for the last few weeks, and it's just been great. I wanted a nintendo switch, but I wasn't sure if they would announce a hardware update at E3()--I bought the wii u to pass the time waiting for E3 because they pricing has gotten close to my impulse-buy range. Holy jeez is this thing fun, I'd been missing out! The Wii U games are nice, the wii/gc backwards compatibility seems a great way to play those. Wii U's got like a million kinds of controllers it uses, and a ton of ways to play. And being hacked wide open, it's just so easy to get that 'game overload' feeling. Haxchi is easy to get going, usb helper makes it easy to fill it up, and teconmoon's wii/gc nintendont injector is easy to get wii/gc going pretty much how you'd want them (launching right from the menu, with correct box art and loading screens, and using the wii u gamepad or gamecube usb adapter). I know I'm late to the party--I almost always am--but holy cow this system has a permanent spot in the rotation, and I can't think of a reason to ever plug my wii in again. It's surprising that an obsolete modern system, with dead/dying online functionality could still offer this kind of permanence. I think wii u will go down as the go-to easy way to play the powerpc nintendo systems. (The HDMI mods do a bit better, but they're awfully complex.) If you're also late to the wii u party, now's a great time to get in. The switch has a ton of great games, and I'm eventually going to get one. But right now, even if I had a switch, I think I'd still be playing wii u. I hope nintendo gave their marketing department a stern talking to, because this system's a big winner in my book, and I get the feeling it didn't do so well for them.
  19. Since this popped back up, I've recently started using Brave for a browser--based on chromium, but supposedly with built-in privacy, and built-in ad block. It also still supports all the weird chrome plugins I like. (stream downloaders, batch link downloaders, steam tools, etc) I don't use Brave everywhere yet, but it's only laziness stopping that at this point.
  20. While I can't post status updates, I do notice an option for me to create calendar events that I'm not sure that I rate. I mean if I do, that's great, I've always personally thought the forum needed to celebrate 'Falcostag' the anniversary of Falco's fatal car accident. Ah, Falco--heaven has another angel. per discussion over in my old han solo status update (lol) Under 'create' I should probably see: STATUS, TOPIC, BLOG ENTRY, and GALLERY IMAGE but instead I have: TOPIC, GALLERY IMAGE, EVENT
  21. So what's the secret code for status updates? I found all my old ones, and can reply to them, but can't locate the posting methods mentioned on the first page. It must just be me, since lots of other folks seem able to post them.
  22. 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


      I get three:



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      I wonder what an event is

    3. 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


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

  23. I think it'd be more for budget or special interest home consoles. Certainly HDMI still has some legs on it. I'm most surprised some homebrewer/publisher hasn't built a cart to refresh the snes. I suppose retrobit came the closest with their genesis/nes/gba carts, but those didn't feed video back through the system and there's probably some critical reason why that invalidates the whole idea. (sigh) As for cost, xavixport games weren't expensive, those cell phone systems they used to embed in magazine ads probably weren't bad, neither are NOACs, pi zeros, etc. and if somebody were designing one these days, they might look at the Amlogic S905 variants powering those HDMI android boxes in the $20-30 (shipped) price range. It costs more than a regular cart, but since it only has to run one game for its entire life, it also won't go obsolete like the android boxes running the same chip, and there'd be more reason to keep it around. When the s912 gets a super-budget version, then carts could just move on to those, or whichever current SOC met their game requirements. The real down side with those is they'd probably be cold-booting some stripped down flavor of android every time a game cart was swapped which could take a while. I get it, it's not done because it's kind of a silly unpopular idea, but it's kind of a neat one.
  24. It looks like it doesn't use the controller for input, so while neat, it seems a bit short of something I need. I've always wondered why we didn't have more SNES games/homebrew using add on processors, since I believe it's a bit simpler on that system vs this NES here. I've also wondered why there weren't more systems that just ran with a SOC in each cart and just used the console for passing IO. I believe the xavixport did this(?). While the system wouldn't likely ever be fully modern, it wouldn't necessarily ever be obsolete either, as the games would probably be built using whatever cell phone processor was cheap at the time.
  25. 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


      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


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

    3. GoldLeader


      Calrad take me away!

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