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  1. They only just got Windows 10 right and now they're bringing out Windows 11. Will probably be a flop just like 8 :roll:

    1. MattelAquarius

      MattelAquarius

      If it's a free upgrade like Win10, I won't care much.  If it's not free, or is subscription based, I will finally pursue alternatives.

       

      Windows 11: Spinal Tap

      "Windows just got turned all the way up to 11!"  :(

       

    2. thanatos

      thanatos

      Pretty sure it is guaranteed to annoy me.

    3. MrMaddog

      MrMaddog

      Windows 10 works but it has this schizoid feel because it's trying to be both a desktop OS and a mobile device platform.  And no one cares about running Windows on plain tablets or smartphones.

       

      At least with Windows 11 it improves using the desktop interface on a touchscreen (ie. snaping windows on sides using swipe guestures) that you don't need to have a clumsy Tablet Mode anymore when you unplug the keyboard.

       

      Anyway I do use snap windows and virtual desktops for my personal projects so I'll take the free upgrade, just will have to adjust to completely different Star Menu (though I'm glad to see Widgets make a return).

  2. Shadowrun for the SNES is lots of fun. Really enjoying this game even though you need to grind for cash

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    2. Rogerpoco

      Rogerpoco

      @7800Knight - I think something that helped me-I was aware of the TTG, and had plenty of experience with them, Car Wars, D&D, etc, but because I had never played it on pen and paper, I had no comparison.

      There were certainly exceptions, but most similar games were in "unreal" worlds-not that I expect an apocalypse, but it still seemed more "real" than trees with pink and purple leaves, lol!!!

    3. TwentySixHundred

      TwentySixHundred

      @7800Knight I have never played the tabletop version so yeah i have zero expectations. I have gone in to except it for what the game is. I think as @Rogerpoco pointed out the game isn't all that far fetched from reality in alot of ways (besides some obvious elements). Although it does have that PC point and click feel mixed with a console touch so im finding very enjoyable.

       

      I have been playing Crystalis for the NES as well and swapping between the two lately. Very different games but i like both just as much as each other for different reasons. I think Shadowrun just has that unique feel and im liking the storyline so far. Looking forward to the Cyber Matrix element aswell, whenever i get to that point in the game.

       

      I too struggle finding free time these days so it's going to be a long game to complete lol. All good though as it's keeping me interested.

    4. Rogerpoco

      Rogerpoco

      If it's possible we happen to like the same type games(apparently so...), SaGa Frontier, on PS1(being rereleased for the Switch)was one of my favorites, EVER.

      I thought it was an unloved/uncared about game, but with the rerelease, I guess not.

      Is in something of a Cyberpunk world, but more fantasy than future, really.

      You have me wanting to check out ShadowRun again, I have to admit, tho I really only play for high scores now, lol!!!

  3. Dune! on the Genesis is a freaking awesome RTS. Loads of fun considering it's one of the first of that genre. Little clunky and frustrating at times but once you except it for what it is, it's a pretty damn good game for a 16bit console.

    1. wongojack

      wongojack

      Even though they are clunky, it is so great to have those computer conversions to the Genesis

       

  4. Still play the 16-bit NHL EA games atleast once a month. As an Australian not knowing the rules perfectly but good enough to have fun. I truly believe these games are timeless and aged well. Perfect balance of seriousness and just humorous fun. Such great games!

    1. BydoEmpire

      BydoEmpire

      Everything I know about hockey I learned from NHL 94

  5. Thought i was the only one who liked the TestDrive 2 theme song. Apparently my 15 month old daughter loves it, as shes been dancing around the lounge room while i played the SNES version

  6. I always get nervous when an ebay seller doesn't leave feedback for the buyer. It's almost like they're not confident in their product and waiting to see what feedback they receive from the buyer... I hope my friggen item is what i wanted and in working order. Too much money to be stuffed around.

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    2. ls650

      ls650

      "when the seller leaves a feedback and the buyer turns out to complain about trivialities or try to pull a scam?"

       

      That is exactly why I wait for feedback from the buyer before I post feedback as a seller.

    3. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      If a seller sells a lot amount of product, the percentage of a-holes pulling a scam will be low, but hey if they want to wait until the buyer leaves a positive before they do, then sure go ahead and wait for that. But the seller should eventually leave positive feedback.

    4. TwentySixHundred

      TwentySixHundred

      All valid points, in my case it was close to a grand and some reassurance would have been nice. Having said that even if they did the transaction could have gone either way. Anyway i left them feedback, now after the fact it really doesn't bother me if they leave feedback. And i think that's the thing, when throwing your cash towards a seller and having zero response. It kind of leaves the buyer sitting there twiddling their fingers for days/weeks wondering if the seller is even sending the product.

  7. Well im going to say it, as a fan of the Road Rash series RR on Sega CD is brilliant! Despite what people say it's really a step up from the others on the system. Is it worth the cost of buying the add-on probably not. Yes the full motion is grainy as can be, yes it's still a 16bit racer. Although there is significant improvements. Music and bike sounds in game. Changes to the gameplay with handling ect. More detailed scenery. Friends and foes that you can actually communicate with somewhat. I would have loved it back in 94. The music well sound garden is my sort of thing but guess you need to take the good with the bad.

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    2. Cobra Kai

      Cobra Kai

      I remember buying a Hammerbox CD, they were a pretty good chick band.

    3. TwentySixHundred

      TwentySixHundred

      You're correct! It was indeed a typo Gold, i meant to say Sound Garden "isn't" my type of thing. When i comes to music i think i have gotten into just about every genre.

       

      Personally i think everything has it's place and skill although im not all that keen on Techno doof doof. In the mid 90's i liked Grunge and was massively bias towards Nirvana as a fan along with Alice in chains, Pantera and some older heavy metal/rock like Black Sabbeth, Jimmy Hendrix, Guns n Roses ect ect. Then i grew to like NY Hip Hop groups (basically anything as long as the artist/s had talent). The thing i really liked about Hip Hop was the lyrical talent. That was definitely lost after the 90's.

       

      When it comes to Road Rash though, i think the Grunge sound is the perfect setting for that sort of game. I couldn't imagine a Heavy Metal, Techno or Hip Hop sound track when racing motor bikes, whilst bashing opponents with clubs and chains. Sounds like it could be fitting but I feel the setting of the game is a layed back grungy rebel like feel. And the cut-scenes kind of paint that picture.

       

      Only problem i have with Sound Garden is i just never got into them. Thought they were just way over commercialized and i always liked the more obscure side of music. Same for Nirvana and even Hip Hop groups. Most people say yeah im a huge Nirvana fan but have only listened to a couple of their commercial songs, like Teen Spirit or Come As You Are. I was the one listening to their albums Bleach, In-Utero and Insecticide because they were actually the real grunge sound.

       

      Anyway yeah i like all sorts, aslong as i see talent and not overrated. Most new stuff im really not a fan of though. And new Hip Hop/rap or whatever they call it these days i find an embarrassment to the 80s&90s classics. Doesn't matter what genre you're into it's easy to see when another goes downhill. I basically stopped following newer music after the 90's era.

       

      Could go on for days about music lol.

    4. TwentySixHundred

      TwentySixHundred

      Im pretty much like that with everything. There isn't many consoles i don't like as they all have good a crap titles. Same with automotive they all have produced good cars and crap cars. If i were to be a fanboy on one side of the fence, i would get to enjoy all the goodness on the other :)

  8. Well as an Australian we're fairly used to wildlife that's dangerous. Although waking up to the cat paralyzed after being bitten by a snake isn't exactly all that fun. Poor fella couldn't move his back legs and had to go to the vet pronto. During receiving antivenom he had a reaction and went into cardiac arrest. They had to bring him back with a shot of adrenaline and start the antivenom process again. He will be in there overnight if all goes well. Might be time for a snake handler to come find the bastard that got him.

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    2. Swami

      Swami

      I think you need a pet mongoose

    3. _The Doctor__

      _The Doctor__

      Rikki Tikki Tavi!

    4. TwentySixHundred

      TwentySixHundred

      @joeatari1 his name is Chester, we saved him from a shelter about 3 years ago and his name was Beta but we didn't like it. With our Aussie accents it sounds like Chest-ah so he took to the name quickly.

       

      Was just the perfect name as he's a ginger and white cat and a boy with attitude. So i came up with the name Chester the Cheater like from the Cheeto balls mascot and games lol.

       

      The missus liked it and went with it. Wasn't till 12 months later she realized why i called him that after i was playing the game :) She was like "i thought you just made his name up..."

       

      @_The Doctor__ Yeah they had already given him the antivenom by this stage. They said there was a choice of three for around the area but 80% sure brown snake was most likely. Then later when i found the snake the missus rang the VET to let them know it was indeed a brown. Thanks for the well wishes 👍

       

      @Swami Well apparently we have a pet possum in the tree out the back. This isn't by choice nor does he want to move house. Even when Chester tries getting him :)

       

       

  9. Is it worth creating a blog or is the activity minimal around there?

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    2. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      With the amount of interaction over there I think a locked diary might be more public.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      On the plus side,  It's hard to offend too many people if no one reads it (heh)...

    4. CPUWIZ

      CPUWIZ

      What's a blog?

  10. Is it the shoes! Puts up a brick!

    1. MattelAquarius

      MattelAquarius

      From downtown!

  11. Road Rash 3 - I find the hardest stage to be Brazil and Germany to be one the easiest. Doesn't matter the level Brazil is still the hardest followed by the UK IMO. It's funny because Brazil is the first stage they throw you into unless manually picking another track. It's also the decider as to if your new bike for the level was a bad choice or not. No idea why they did this but damn i get my ass whooped on that stage.

  12. When there is that person IRL that finds out you're into retro/classic gaming. Then proceeds to tell you which 16bit system was better. Im just like no no no don't even talk to me. Just go away! Like that horse hasn't been flogged enough

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    2. wongojack

      wongojack

      Surprisingly, I get a lot of "Do you have Pong?"

       

      And . . . I don't have a Pong machine, so then I seem like the pretender.

       

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      ^For me PONG was my first game, but that's just luck of the draw...Parents bought that for me IIRC...If I were you, think I'd go with, "No but I have Video Olympics!"

    4. wongojack

      wongojack

      Sigh . . . yeah, they don't know what Video Olympics is.  I usually say something like "I have an Asteroids machine."  That works.  I also used to be able to say I owned a pinball machine, but I sold it.  Still gets me through the conversation with the Pong-age fan.

  13. I'll just leave this here for those who don't know

    1. thanatos

      thanatos

      I had tacos for lunch today - where am I supposed to post the pictures now?

    2. TwentySixHundred

      TwentySixHundred

      I would have expected by now there would be more video's about the system. Basically there is this guy who is watching the other guys video and a developer who has posted a few. There really isn't much posted about it. Also just so people know the video i linked wasn't mine just one i found when searching

  14. Well Ghouls and Ghosts on the Genesis done and dusted for my first time. Never made it all the way through before. Finally ticked that box so im a happy camper for the night

    1. Razzie.P

      Razzie.P

      Congrats!  I was able to finish it as a kid, but it's been a lot of years.  Didn't that one, when you reach the end, send you back to the start to make you play through the whole thing again with a certain weapon before you can fight the end boss?

    2. Giles N

      Giles N

      When I was 17, I got through Super Ghouls n Ghosts for the SNES on hardest difficulty-level with one life.

       

      With all the retro-arrangements, playing it now, I cannot believe how or that I actually did it.

       

      But I did.

       

       

    3. TwentySixHundred

      TwentySixHundred

      @Razzie.P Yeah you need to finish twice for the real ending with the special fireball weapon. The game isn't all that long but rather ultra difficult so im assuming they decided to make that requirement to extend the gameplay. Still a brilliant game though, visually it's beautiful

  15. Rampart! Just so brutal im lost for words

    1. Wyluli Wolf

      Wyluli Wolf

      Its TOUGH!  I played several different versions.  I think I determined the original NES version was the best (aka "easiest"), but still tough 😜
      The arcade version...you just start off defeated.  lol.

    2. TwentySixHundred

      TwentySixHundred

      Yeah playing the NES port at the moment and it still gets incredibly hard. Stuck on level 3 where the red ships leave burning rubble. Just makes it so hard to repair the forts within the limited time frame.

    3. Wyluli Wolf

      Wyluli Wolf

      I was able to get thru level 4 if I recall correctly.  After that....POW!  It's addictive, but I do wish it wasn't so difficult so quickly!  Good luck!

  16. Haven't watched AVGN in probably 10 years now and was watching Mike Matei on a live stream. Is it just me or is the whole [email protected] - fvck and all the rest lingo getting old and childish? I mean yeah it was kinda funny back when the whole AVGN thing started. But watching a guy my age sitting there live streaming games winging about everything cursing like a teenager is just cringy and hard to watch. Half of it just sounds like he's putting it on and faked anyway. Really drops the content quality as there is many better non cursing you tubers these days. Im just thinking the whole "angry gamer" thing has ran it's course...

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    2. TwentySixHundred

      TwentySixHundred

      @IntelliMission I couldn't have said it better myself. That was the main reason i stopped watching their videos. There was a popular Sega game (can't remember the game) they had no idea what to do or even really heard about it. Then there was the live stream i recently watched of Mike playing Sega Master System games. He didn't even know what Road Rash was... Not to mention the majority of the time he was mocking the system basically because it wasn't Nintendo. Even though the system is actually more powerful and most ports are more vibrant. It's become clear as day they really arn't gamers other then Nintendo and the 2600 they have mentioned before. It's just too hard to watch fanboys that clearly have no real idea what they're talking about other then their small little bubble. Personally there isn't many systems i don't like, i feel all hardware has it's place and makes the industry what it is. Like you said they're missing out on a massive library of awesome games. Every system has good and bad games. Either way though i really don't care they're missing out. The part that's hard to watch is how they act like teenage fanboys mocking other systems. Those childish one liners about genitals and farts, really makes me cringe and think why am i watching this shit... There really was a giant hole left in the retro community when Mark from CGR stopped making reviews. Atleast youtubers like 'no swear gamer' and 'John Hancock' for example are still producing good content. Anyway that's my rant lol

    3. SlidellMan

      SlidellMan

      At least the Irate Gamer had Rob Paulsen and Peter Weller this year. I still prefer Decker Shado, That Long-haired Creepy Guy, The Rageaholic, The Sphere Hunter, Bennett the Sage, Mad Cyborg 2552, and Black Scarab FilmZ, however.

    4. Jason123

      Jason123

      Matei is hilarious, more so than AVGN usually. I recently watched Mike play Fall Guys on cinnemassacre plays and he was freaking out like a little kid. Worth a watch.

  17. Love my 16bit racers : Test Drive - Brilliant : Nigel Mansell - No worries : Micro Machines - Easy : Road Rash - Now we're talking : Lotus 2 - Punishment! It's funny because i have such fond memories of the game yet it's just so damn hard. It's like Kaboom, where it takes that complete blank state of mind with full concentration to play well.

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    2. TwentySixHundred

      TwentySixHundred

      Also Roger what is that Driving Games Haynes manual all about? Looks interesting

    3. Rogerpoco

      Rogerpoco

      A Friend sent it to me in a random "mystery package", was an awesome gift-is a British book detailing some of the evolution of racing games, it's really pretty good if you can find a copy!

    4. TwentySixHundred

      TwentySixHundred

      Would love to if i could, sounds really good

  18. Sick of assholes on ebay bidding in the last 10 seconds. Happened to me like 4 times now for a friggen flashback 9. Problem is they're not very common here is Australia and i just wanted one to play my Homebrews on. Urrggg Might just pay the damn $80 in shipping and get one from the states...

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    2. TwentySixHundred

      TwentySixHundred

      @GoldLeader I got the Flashback 9 for $90 off that facebooks listing. So yeah im cheering about that, i hadn't noticed till later that the system is AV rather then HDMI. That's all good though, i have AV input on the TV and it has an SD card slot. So i can't win them all :) Having said that im still yet to plug it in and start updating the firmware and testing my ROM's. Im thinking the AV quality will be clear enough so no biggy. Thanks for the offer though, very thoughtful mate 👍

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      No Prob TwentySixHundred!

       

      As I answer this Status Update much later,  What's it been 9 days?   haha...I just noticed this one ;)

    4. TwentySixHundred

      TwentySixHundred

      All good Gold, AV quality looks a bit average on my TV though. Not sure if it's my TV, the system or im just not used to AV as i haven't another AV TV to test it on. DPC+ ROMs don't seem to work either, however i wasn't able to update the firmware which im guessing due to only having nothing less then a 16gb SD card. Atleast i got the system though haha

  19. So does anyone know what the best Flashback units are for modding? Alot of posts are couple years old so im confused as to what would be the best bet. Also would it be the better choice going with a 7800 flashback? Can they be modded to play both 7800 games and 2600 games?

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    2. TwentySixHundred

      TwentySixHundred

      Cheers Gold!, So im guessing the 9 is the way to go. Of course there is plenty in the States but bugger all in Australia lol. Im also thinking being emulation that the region wouldn't matter too much ie: can play NTSC games aswell

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      They are HDMI out, but I guess I really don't know how/if they play in Australia, like if they output PAL or not...Hmmm...I have no idea there.

    4. wongojack

      wongojack

      If "modding" means updating firmware then FB 9 works.  The Flashback 2 and 2+ can be "modded" to add a cartridge slot.  It is kind of a lot of effort and there are some compatibility issues with cartridges, but it works great with the Harmony cart.

  20. Am i the only one who doesn't feel the Joust hype? So many reviewers and Atari fans seem to really like the game. Personally i think it's not bad but nothing to write home about either.

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    2. Serguei2

      Serguei2

      I have gameboy defender/joust cartridge.

       

      I spend more times with defender than joust.

    3. TwentySixHundred

      TwentySixHundred

      Some great replies here, after posting i decided to really sit down and work those physics out. I mean don't get me wrong it's not a bad game at all and i would put it somewhere in the middle for a personal ranking. I understand the appeal of a physics based game and i guess it's all about personal preference. Never knew the game was two player either as never had the game when i was younger and no one i know really likes playing retro games with me. So overall i can see the appeal however like i said personally i would rank it somewhere in the middle for 2600 games.

    4. TwentySixHundred

      TwentySixHundred

      Having said that and i know it's blasphemy but as a young lad i had both E.T and Yars Revenge. Both games are considered the best and "worst" of all time. It may seem strange but i spent more time playing E.T rather then Yars Revenge. *ducking for cover* Anyway like i said everyone has personal preferences and i enjoyed hearing why many find Joust appealing. Great discussion guys thanks 👍

  21. Here we go... Laptop failed to boot and was stuck on a white screen. So i forced reboot that worked but was slow to boot. Then the screen had a shuttering effect like when recording at a different framerate. Luckily it's slowly come good for now. It's still has warranty but im shattered as i like this rig. Not sure if i should be taking it in considering the flicker/shuttering has become better :( Nothing worse then having the system set up the way i like it and having to re customize everything again. Doubt they will even except it under warranty as it's hardly noticeable now.

    1. TwentySixHundred

      TwentySixHundred

      Sucks though, i had only had this HP Pavilion rig for a few months now yet my old HP rig lasted me over 10 years without an issue. The other was just slow, screen was fading from old age and outdated. Build quality these days just seems poor TBH even though its fast...

    2. Keatah

      Keatah

      Snap-together sandwich construction has many benefits. But repairability & reliability ARE NOT among them.

       

  22. Just completed Secret of Evermore on SNES for the first time ever. Have played it many times and made it to the final boss a few times but never completed it til now. What a feeling and what a game, very fun!

    1. Joe C.

      Joe C.

      Congrats :)

    2. OldSchoolRetroGamer

      OldSchoolRetroGamer

      Congrats, how did you feel upon completing it? Satisfied with the journey? Worth it? 

    3. TwentySixHundred

      TwentySixHundred

      Worth every minute 😀Although the game is massive it's kind of bitter sweet. There is that sense of accomplishment then the reality it's over like a good movie you never want to end. Having said that there is a few spells i missed along the way so there is some replay ability.

  23. Thought id share this channel to those who may not know about it. Chip music i find very motivating when coding. No i don't know the channel owner or anything so it's not a shameless plug. Just thought others may enjoy and support the channel so they keep up the great music.

     

  24. Did the modem ever make it to market? I know the CD Peripheral did

     

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    1. doctorclu

      doctorclu

      Here is some good info on it.   Seems like it was sold in good enough numbers at least.   Maybe not as many as the CD unit from what I'm gathering.   Heard 50,000 CD units were sold, the modem was probably even less than that.

       

      Suffice to say, I've had a few occasions where they were available in the community, or ebay, and I could have bought one.   Price was not terrible, but mildly inconvenient at the time.

       

      https://songbird-productions.com/jagdomain/jvmfaq.html   

    2. TwentySixHundred

      TwentySixHundred

      It's an interesting device, Doom would have been alot of fun depending on the latency. It's too bad the Jag never took off as for 1993 it was a powerful system. With the right software and more devs on board the system could have really impressed. Thanks for the link 👍

    3. doctorclu

      doctorclu

      Two player Doom in person is a fun "Let's get through the level before the level crashes" thing.   With a modem it would have been crazy bad.

  25. Usually GamePro were pretty on the ball when it came to technical information however i found this answer in the mail section. Looks to me like they were trying to say Atari's and Coleco were 4bit systems.

     

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    1. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I knew I read that BITD!  Probably that exact blurb.

    2. TwentySixHundred

      TwentySixHundred

      It's staggering they actually answered the question when obviously having no idea.

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