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  1. It looks like we have our final participation list! CaptainBreakout and I will work this weekend to get Secret Santas assigned and send PMs to all of you. In the meantime, if you want to do some catalog browsing for gifts: https://christmas.musetechnical.com/
  2. Gameplay-wise, I think the Assassin's Creed games have continued to improve even beyond Syndicate. Origins may be my favorite from a gameplay perspective. In terms of story, the Ezio trilogy (AC II, Brotherhood, and Revelations) are my favorites. I did enjoy Syndicate, though, as it finally allowed you to play as a female protagonist and I liked the setting. I think the worst offender with regard to glitches and bugs was Assassin's Creed Unity. Fortunately, I didn't play it at launch, so most of the issues that people had when it was released had been patched.
  3. I think that's a great idea! I currently use an app on my phone to keep track of my collection, but I should probably put it out on the web as well.
  4. Only 2 days and a handful of hours left to sign up for AtariAge Secret Santa. Details are in the Events forum.



  5. I've only bought from Best once (refurbished Atari 5200 controllers), and I believe that transaction went well (it's been a while). However, I'm going to go ahead and contact neo_rg, as I'd rather get a trusted forum member to fix this.
  6. So ... I guess that's not a vote of confidence for Best, then. I'll contact neo_rg to see if I can get this fixed. Thanks!
  7. Well, bummer. I guess I need to find someone who works on Jaguars, assuming that this one can be fixed. Any recommendations?
  8. I get no image at all with those pins shorted. The Jaguar power LED lights up, but that's it. So, is it safe to assume that this issue goes beyond the cartridge connector? Is it possible that when the cartridge pin bent, it shorted something out?
  9. So, based on the diagram on this site, the cartridge pin that is bent is 15A, which carries the EA16 signal (I have no idea what that is). I was able to bend this pin up a bit, but I'm getting the same results I did previously. RGB isn't producing an image at all on my TV, and when I try composite, I only get a white screen. S-video isn't producing an image, either. Is it possible that this one pin is creating this issue, or is it possible that there is another issue?
  10. Thanks! I tried bending the pin back into place over the weekend, but I didn't have any luck. I'll give it another try like you suggest and see if I can do it. I definitely want to avoid having to replace the cartridge connector if I can avoid it. If it comes to that, I might try to find someone with a bit more experience to do it.
  11. Glad to have you here, Torr! Die Hard is a Christmas movie, right?
  12. I have a new issue. After everything I did with my Jaguar over the weekend, only to realize that the issue wasn't with the Jaguar itself, an actual issue did arise—I have a bent pin on the cartridge connector, and now my Jaguar is inoperable. Sigh. My plan is to get a new cartridge connector from Best (I confirmed that they are in stock), but their website claims that this is a very difficult fix to make and strongly cautions anyone without very expensive equipment from trying it. I have a Hakko desoldering gun and intermediate soldering skills. Replacing the cartridge connector doesn't seem like a huge deal compared with other fixes I made, but I also don't want to erroneously think I can do this and end up destroying my Jaguar's motherboard. Does anyone have experience making this fix? Is it as difficult as Best's website makes it out to be?
  13. RGB modded my CD-i this weekend. I also replaced the timekeeper chip ... with another dead timekeeper chip. D'oh!

  14. Here are pics of my controller. You can see where I put the encoder, as well as how it's wired inside. Note that I have yet to install the switch to turn off rotary control for when I just want to use the D-pad.
  15. So, it actually appears that the issue is with my SCART switch and not my console (thankfully). I didn't think to check this, because the switch is working fine for my other consoles (except for my N64). It was also working fine for my Jaguar up until recently. I just did a search, and it appears that there is a known sync issue with this switch. I just don't know why it didn't present itself previously. I also think I've determined what is up with Rebooteroids. It looks like the cartridge pins don't come down quite as far on this cartridge as on my other cartridges. Rebooteroids used to work fine on my Jaguar, but then I got a Skunkboard from SellMyRetro that didn't have a beveled connector. I think maybe it bent my pins in enough that the Rebooteroids cart isn't making a good connection. YET ANOTHER EDIT: Disregard what I said about Rebooteroids. When looking at other carts, I see the connector really isn't any different. Seems like I'm learning a lot through my mistakes today.
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