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  1. Nice. The French translation is handled bizarrely. You can really feel that the translator had little to no idea of what the machine did and how to market it to families. The white side read " A family entertainment programmer that work on every color or B/W television turning it into a home computer. Additionnal programs on pre-recorded pluggable cartriges" The other translations are more or less direct english translations. I think the real fun would be to compare the instructions manuals and/or the leaflets that "promote" the system, but since they are missing...
  2. And why not having RF out? Or a dial-up modem? I dunno about you, unless you talk about emulation machines, but playing HD games on a SD display is horrible. I tried that with my PS3 and it was nearly impossible. And remember the complains from gamers that the Wii didn't had HDMI?
  3. PC-Engine Splatterhouse has the gore. Though I can say that it's one of those games that didn't aged so well compared to other PC-Engine titles. The gameplay get repetitive quickly and feels a bit stiff.
  4. It's not so rare. Many chips of the era were designed to have several purposes to save costs. Sometime the opposite happened; dirt common chips were used to lesser purposes despite being able to do more. For example, the controller chip for the Thomson computers gamepad ports (which were your standard Atari affair, on and off signals) are able to read data from a SD card... The Intel 8253 is a timer chip which generate a signal in early IBM PC. When IBM conceived the first PC, they only used two of the 3 outputs. They wired the last one to a speaker, and thus the infamous PC-speaker was born. This chip was copied in the Soviet Union (as the ВИ53/ VI53 )and used in non-IBM-PC computers and even arcade games as a pure sound chip; with 3 channels it's quite acceptable.
  5. Thanks for confirming. until recently I always had more PS1 Dualshock pads than PS2 so I was more likely to use DSI pads on PS2 games than the opposite
  6. I was only talking about the shell, not the innards. Tho that raise the question : are Dualshock II pads fully compatible with Dualshock? The fact you can play PS1 games on PS2 seems to point to it but maybe the PS2 has some internal converter to make DSII pads signals fully compatible for PS1 games. Thoguh knowing Sony it's probably just that DSII functions are added on top of DS signals so there is total retrocompatibility.
  7. Maybe look for non-working PS1 dualshock pads? I'm pretty sure the insides are identical
  8. Do you have a picture of the electricity input on the machine? or instructions maybe? On those older systems the center is usually negative but you never know. Most of the time you can try reversing polarities, but some cheap electronics doesn't like it.
  9. What do you mean? It fits into a standard GBC shell. Or do you mean "stick out" as in design-wise?
  10. It's why I acquired a GB Everdrive (first version without number, I think the equivalent today is the X3). The GB is a console I TOTALLY overlooked BITD and now the good games are just silly expensive, enough that paying 80€ easily overcoem the cost of 5 of the best GB/GBC games. I haven't made the jump for other systems yet because games are either cheap or I already own a good part of the good ones. I'll probably get a Master System flashcart soon; games are getting on the expensive side those days... Super Famicom games are still cheap enough that blowing 200 bucks in a SD2SNES is still not really an option I consider seriously at the moment. I'll probably buy it in a few years tho. I didn't know that! That's cool!
  11. I didn't mean that in that way. If someone make a better product out there, and it will happen, people will buy it. What I mean is that if each and every flashcart made is ripped out from the get go and sold on Aliexpress, it will cause fewer peopel to work on them, and those fewer people, with no access to professionnal tooling and manufacturing processes that small scale production allows, will get the price of flashcart up the roof. I prefer to pay 60$ for a clean, neat GB Everdrive cart than pay 175$ for a crude, hand-soldered PCB jutting out of my console. It's a game where everybody lose in the long term.
  12. I don't buy those, especially since the most commons are Everdrive. It doesn't hurt Capcom when you buy a pirated cart of a game they haven't sold in 20 years; it hurts Krizzk's business when you buy a pirated product rather than the genuine thing; ultimately it wil lead to him giving up on business. So unless it's an old crutsy flashcart model that is no longer made, I do'nt buy flash carts from Aliexpress &co.
  13. Well if you have a Flash cart, yeah, but if you haven't, what's your other choice ? Save from "not buying the game at all".
  14. There are GameBoy Classic cases floating around. I got one and the quality is stunningly good. You can find NES door flaps too. But other than that there aren't case parts made unfortunately indeed.
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