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  1. So I recently bought a sega genesis and it came with 7 games for $20, 4 of wich were for the genesis. The thing is, 2 of them were Sonic 2 carts, and one had a "not for resale" emblem like in the pic below. I'm going to sell one but have no idea wether the NFR cart is worth more or less than the normal one. Anybody know?
  2. Thanks, just by looking i can tell its more comfortable. Ill have to invest a whole 4 dollars to test it though... I dunno if i can do it...
  3. Yeah, two adapters is what I'm thinking but I'm worried about acuracy, specifically with the joystick. For some reason i don't think that a magnitude differentiation wouldn't work well through multiple adapters, if that makes any sense.
  4. Okay, so I'm buying a dreamcast but those controllers cramp my hands bad. Gamecube controllers, however, are absolutely perfect. So I was wondering if mabe, since i can't find an adapter, it were possible to mod the input or something like that? like take the end off of a dreamcast and pop it on a gamecube. Has anyone heard of this being done?
  5. Yes pinky, that what we try to do EVERY night.
  6. eBay isn't all that bad! I bought a 2600 and 50 games, (most were common and two of them didn't have labels)for $30! Sure the thing didn't work but I got 50 games to start my collection! and there are tons of bundles on there that are pretty cheap, though very few of them have rare games. And say there is a bundle with a rare cart in there you can just sell the others on half.com and make a profit! You can literally sell the game for a penny and still make a dollar or two off of the shipping, which is $3 for games. You can get away with spending much less than that.
  7. Everything will work fine, no harm done. The RCA is interchangable. The A/V inputs on you TV are not good ideas, as they simply will not pick up on the signal. But to answer your first question, there will be no harm on your TV. There may be lag though.
  8. Yes, toys do require constant input, but they also require complete input. What I mean is, a video game, like movies, TV and books, creates a scenario that you immerse yourself in. That scenario is define by visuals, words, and the rules that you must abide by along with the goal. A toy however requires complete input, the rules that are there can be changed, there is no definative story, no goal unless you make one. Board games are toys yes, and they are similar to both, but they do not create a scenario that you can immerse yourself in. Have you ever played monopoly and completely immersed yourself in the experience like you can when you are in the movies or reading a book? Probably not. A game is like an environment, one you have little control over. Dice and rubber balls do not create an environment. TV's and books do require user interaction. They require you focus, not physical interaction, true, but interaction. You can passively play a video game, especially with all of todays party games and whatnot. That said, I do believe that video games are works of "art" in the same way that movies were back in their infancy. People just don't appreciate them as art because it is a fairly new medium and it has not been established as art by the majority of the public. This is because of the misconception that they are toys. Even toys are art! If someone put time and effort into designing and making anything, it should be considered an art. A console is also an appliance, like a VCR or DVD, that hooks up to the computer. Im not angry guys, I'm just defending my views because I believe video gaming should get the credit it deserves.
  9. Idea, why not write a petition for Atari to make the patches again?
  10. A motorcycle does not allow a person to view media. A motorcycle can be a toy, yes, depending on how you look at it. But would you call your TV a toy? What about a DVD player or VCR? A book mabe? Not toys, and I liken video gaming more to them than a motorcycle. My point is not in whether or not something provides entertainment, but how.
  11. I have 2 problems with this. 1. I get sooooo insulted when people call any kind of video game a "toy" nowadays. When the Atari 2600 first came out that was fine, because it was not truly established as a form of media. Now, however, video gaming is a staple of entertainment in the world, much like movies and even books. Calling a video game a toy is like calling an early video camera a toy. It's not. 2. Pacman is in that list... Pacman... not Mrs., not Jr... Pacman. Not only did they list that title directly in between Space Invaders and Frogger, but they also put a commercial for it at the bottom. You think they could have done enough research to realize that Pacman was equal to or reater than the amount of suckage that was found in E.T. GRAAAAHH!!!!
  12. I have 2 problems with this. 1. I get sooooo insulted when people call any kind of video game a "toy" nowadays. When the Atari 2600 first came out that was fine, because it was not truly established as a form of media. Now, however, video gaming is a staple of entertainment in the world, much like movies and even books. Calling a video game a toy is like calling an early video camera a toy. It's not. 2. Pacman is in that list... Pacman... not Mrs., not Jr... Pacman. Not only did they list that title directly in between Space Invaders and Frogger, but they also put a commercial for it at the bottom. You think they could have done enough research to realize that Pacman was equal to or reater than the amount of suckage that was found in E.T. GRAAAAHH!!!!
  13. sorry about the double postage, but i didnt notice this before. is there any way that i can tell which is bad? and where might i be able to buy these chips? You can switch each chip one at a time with confirmed working ones to determine if they are broken or not. You can buy them, but they are pretty expensive. Cheaper to just get a new 2600 Okay then, back to the flashback mod
  14. sorry about the double postage, but i didnt notice this before. is there any way that i can tell which is bad? and where might i be able to buy these chips?
  15. Conceptually it is simple, but in practice I believe your iron could be a problem. Have you evaluated the spots on the FB2 board where you have to attach wires? As I recall, it requires some fairly fine soldering that your brute force iron might not handle too well. If you can't desolder a big ol' DIP package without roasting the board, you could easily damage the finer pitched connections on the FB2 board. I don't mean to discourage you, but I'd hate to see you have to toss the FB2 half way through the process because the board got damaged. Then you will have spent the money and still have nothing functional when you're done. Of course, if you're just looking for an excuse to mod the system I can understand that. well now I have a better iron and someone to help me with my project that I am indeed trying to make excuses for. So just one more question, I have no idea how i can use the old switches to replace the new ones, I love the feel of those old, bare metal things. Any ideas on how i could use them?
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