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  1. Thanks for making FujiNet on PC. This is an exciting new use for a RPi and SIO2PC-USB I've had laying around.
  2. I bought one from the recent regular (non-dev) batch and this thing is amazing. I've calibrated my Vectrex consoles before, but the PiTrex calibration settings make it look better ever. This brings new life to the Vectrex, not just for devs but for any Vectrex owner. I can't recommend it enough. The Vectrex library was already great, but being able to play some of the original vector arcade titles on the Vectrex is pretty amazing. Thanks to all of the developers that made the PiTrex possible.
  3. I also have a couple of recapped LED backlight Game Gears, 150+ original games, a Game Gear Everdrive, and a ton of original accessories. I love the Game Gear but I don't have much tolerance for the aging LCDs, especially in comparison to modern quality. I've looked at the McWill screens but I just haven't been able to convince myself that it's my perfect solution. I make a point to play my original Game Gears a few times a year, but I've enjoyed playing Game Gear titles much more via emulation. My old PSPs emulate Game Gear perfectly and the games look great on the PSP screens. I've also got a GPD XD handheld, a Lakka RPi3 console with wireless XBox controllers connected to a HDTV, and some RPi handhelds running Lakka for yet more portable emulation with far superior screens to the original Game Gears. And if I'm in the mood, I can play Game Gear with arcade controls at my i5 powered emulation rig. There really are so many options to enjoy Game Gear games. The Zega MAME Gear is a pretty cool option (although I don't have one... yet).
  4. Looking forward to the next round. Any idea when you might be ready?
  5. There's an informative review on YouTube. This console is basically an Android TV with a custom case. It looks interesting. I would buy one if I didn't already have several other emulation rigs.
  6. I checked my 3 Game Gears and none have the notches. I did notice that there was quite a bit of wear on the side of the D-pads from use over the decades. Perhaps this notch mod was to relieve some of that friction and wear?
  7. Imagine how cool it would be to have a "modern" A8 like those C= and Sinclair projects. I would happily buy a modern A8 that didn't require assembly. I can't do decent soldering anymore so kits are a no go for me.
  8. I've got a RPi 3B running Lakka. I find it to be a more reliable solution than RetroPie. I haven't used Batocera. The Lakka RPi 3B is one of my secondary emulation rigs, setup in the bedroom with wireless 360 controllers. My latest primary emulation machine is a Lenovo Thinkcentre M93P with a Core i5, 8GB, and a SSD. I bought this reconditioned from Amazon a few months ago for $148. It blows away the RPi and runs pretty much everything. I considered a RPi 4 but the RPi solutions have gotten a lot more expensive than they used to be. Long story short, when I priced the RPi 4 solution with power supply, fan, SSD adapter caddy, and a decent case it was more expensive than the Core i5 Lenovo M93P. The Lenovo came with Windows 10. I could have installed Lakka but Windows runs RetroArch and almost every other emulator and front end ever made. I figured there was no point restricting myself to Lakka when I can have it all.
  9. The backlight would be so awesome, even more if that idea of using the contrast knob as the backlight brightness works out.. As a kid I used to struggle to play the Microvision in low light conditions. If we have to choose one or the other, I vote backlight. Originally I needed 3 screens, now it's 4.
  10. That's a nice looking controller. Good work 👍
  11. I also have a GDEMU clone I bought a few years ago. It wasn't difficult to install. I loaded up a single SD with my favorite commercial and homebrew titles and haven't looked back. I'd recommend this upgrade to anyone.
  12. I'm interested in the idea but won't commit until seeing a product and price.
  13. It's good that the Saturn is getting some love. It's a great system.
  14. I like it. At first I didn't like the 2600 Pac-Man sounds but after playing a while I think they work and make sense for the game.
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