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About ClassicGMR

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    Northeastern U.S.
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    Reading, video games, playing Bingo with the wife. It's about having fun when I can. :)
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    Civilization VI (Nintendo Switch)
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    EverQuest (in perpetuity)

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  1. This is not my year in relation to PCs - my tower died so I bought a new one. My home server died so I replaced it with the arcade cabinet. Now the cheap PC I threw in the arcade cabinet (hell it's emulation anyway a toaster can run most of it) poofed this morning. The Intel Gods hate me.

  2. Shipping delays are one thing. He didn't even make the effort to get your package TO the Post Office to get it moving. That's different.
  3. So I got my SmartiPi 2 display with the Raspberry Pi 4 4GB model a few weeks ago. I finally got around to setting it up today. I HAD decided to install one of the newer fancy shmancy GUI OS that have come out recently but the screen is too small to make it worth the effort. I just went with RetroPie and a 64GB SanDisk Fit 3.0 USB drive to hold it all. I was able to safely overclock to 2GHz on the CPU and 700MHz on the GPU chip. I never saw the temp go over 50° C but I have yet to push it harder than testing PSX games. I'll still be keeping one of my SNES30 gamepad for it. The Fit drive is a nice touch since it doesn't show at all. 😀 I cannot believe how many things I forgot about setting up the RetroPie and quality of life addons life transition loading screens, getting the screen scraper to work right, finding my favorite theme again (showcase) and setting up the arcade ambiance. I still think it was a pain but not as bad as the first time I ever set up. 😐 The HDMI display is very good but there's no sound. I had no idea. So I had to come up with a speaker solution. I went with a $6 Gigaware Universal Mp3 Folding Speaker that runs on AAA batteries (I have rechargeable) and has a volume control. We'll have to see how it goes!
  4. Finally found a Saturn that won't read discs for a decent price. Now just waiting for the Terraonion MODE. :)

  5. Recently my home server died. Crashed hard but thankfully I had backups of everything. We just closed on our refinance and the wife wants the server put back up. SO... I took my older AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz system (from 2013 mind you) out of the arcade cabinet and made that the server. Since I made that "sacrifice" I was allowed to build a gaming PC to replace it. Here's the specs - and OMG the performance is awesome. Intel® Core™ i5-9600K @ 3.7 GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB 256GB XPC CERTIFIED M.2 GEN 3 NVMe SSD 1TB 7200RPM Seagate Barracuda 3.5" HDD 16GB DDR4 2666MHz (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX EVGA 600W Power Supply Unit Microsoft® Windows® 10 Home (64-Bit) Sceptre E255B-1658A 25" 165Hz 1ms Gaming LED Monitor I JUST got it running last night so not much installed on it as yet but I did install Fortnite and EverQuest overnight. I am getting amazing framerates on Fortnite. Epic settings - no shadows - 197 FPS - not one stutter did I see. The monitor makes a massive difference as well. I am used to using just an everyday 720p LCD tv for my gaming - cheap, plenty of ports, can watch tv. I've had it for years. Well going from 60Hz to 165Hz in games is mindblowing. I love my new rig ... oh yeah... and my wife. She's been pretty decent to me this year so far. Starting to get suspicious...
  6. I am loving both of mine. I have an original and a II and I've used them both. I'm finally getting off my duff and mounting them into some craft boxes. The original will stay with my arcade cabinet since I can't add buttons to it. The II will have HAPP buttons added and will be the one that travels with my emulation laptop.
  7. Anyone here print vinyl stickers or can recommend a place I can get a few small ones made? I'm finally mounting my Cyclone spinners and I'd like to add a graphic to the wooden box I am mounting it into. It's going to be a 7" x 7" surface and I think I might want to use this graphic: https://www.mobygames.com/images/promo/l/480124-arkanoid-magazine-advertisement.jpg I couldn't find a good Tempest screenshot so this would be my 2nd choice.
  8. Wow those carts are gorgeous. Quality work.
  9. Finally grabbed the XBox One with 13 games. Bought it from a guy at work for $150. Only "sports" game is Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 which I will take any day. :) Awesome so far!

    1. Tickled_Pink


      Personally, don't understand the appeal of BMX and Skateboarding games. There is one that granddaughter likes to play because she can just pick it up and have a go. If you're looking for other sports games then you could probably pick up 12 months of EA Access. That reminds me, I'd better start playing some games on it before my sub runs out.

    2. ClassicGMR


      I'm happy with the selection. Since it was a personal collection there was not a glut of sports titles like you'd see elsewhere and I'm ok with that hence the comment. :) He took really good care of this thing. Gears of War looks amazing!

    3. GoldLeader


      I haven't been to into modern games for a while,...I might be missing out, who knows?  Sounds like ya got a hell of a deal!  (And almost no sports games Yay!!!)...

  10. Carnival - 7 Things with Wings in this shot. 4 ducks 3 owls.
    1. Zeptari1


      That was wild! 

    2. joeatari1


      Wicked hardcore!  Thanks for that!

  11. Just because I thought some people would find this amusing... I sure did. I bought a Retron77 for the HDMI output. Not a problem.... What turned out to be the laugher is I wanted it so I could use my Harmony cart on an HDMI system not realizing the system is, essentially, one big Harmony cart with Stella 6.1.1 installed. 🤣 OK That's all folks!! Back to your regularly scheduled thread already in progress.
  12. I started participating in the various HSC over the last few years simply to make myself make time to play the games. Collecting, creating new ways to play, optimizing setups, reworking the desk to fit just one more console into it... I was doing all of this without playing games. What the hell was the point? 🤣 I am bad at a lot of games (however it's SO easy to roll over Space Invaders) but I do enjoy playing them.
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