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  1. Ms. Pac-Man Gameboy Scrolling

     

     

    1. zetastrike

      zetastrike

      I can work with a vertically scrolling maze, but vertical and horizontal scrolling kills it for me.  If you want a good portable version from back then, check out the Game Gear version.

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  2. Today I saw a PAL 50Hz signal on a CRT for the first time.  I was surprised how much more flickery it looked vs the NTSC I'm used to.

  3. Just realized that my Mega Drive's power supply is failing... All this time I was thinking that the visual artifacts I was seeing were from my SCART cable, but I realized that was unlikely considering that it's wired for Composite Sync, not Sync-Over-Composite. Plus, the weird visual affects would get worse the longer I had the console plugged in.

     

    Anyhow, I'm keeping my console unplugged for now until I source a replacement. You absolutely don't wanna fuck with finnicky power supplies. It's a pain cause I hate ordering stuff and waiting for it to come, but this is 1000x better than trying to use this weird PSU and hope for the best.

     

    For all I know, this could've been the case the whole time I had the cheapo HDMI converter, but I wasn't able to notice it until I got a more clear RGB signal.

    1. zetastrike

      zetastrike

      I have a box full of mk-1602 and mk-2103 psu's that I'm increasingly more hesitant to use.  I feel better using modern replacements from retrogamecave.

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  4. Garfield meets his 1978 self. (See strip)

     

    Every Garfield strip since Oct 1989 has been the hallucination of a lonely cat starving to death in an empty house.These are the last Garfield strips … Garfield Cartoon, Garfield Comics, Garfield And Odie, Cat Cartoons, Cartoon Cats, Read Comics, Fun Comics, Fat Cats Funny, Garfield Wallpaper

    1. zetastrike

      zetastrike

      "screw it, this is confusing.  let's just eat."

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  5. One of my favorite Garfield on the fence strips.

     

    My favorite Garfield comics. - Album on Imgur

    1. zetastrike

      zetastrike

      I loved Garfield as a kid.  I used to rent the paperback collections from the library.  I liked how Davis would often pick a theme for the week's strip, like the fence or the diner.

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  6. Any North American Atari ST fans here? Raise your hands if you are! :)

    1. zetastrike

      zetastrike

      I have a fascination with the ST.  I'm always curious to see how games turned out on it because of the lack of sprites and scrolling.  It's like wanting to see a car wreck.

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  7. Not gaming related, but why (and I know) do so many rechargeable products NOT have more easily replaceable batteries!  Had to carefully open my electric razer and unsolder and solder in a new battery, and then our wine opener...  Opened it, and yep, I need to solder in a new one.   I can do that, but what a waste.  Most people won't!  Grrr....

    1. zetastrike

      zetastrike

      Companies want you to buy another phone or laptop in 3 years.  They also want you to believe they're green as well.

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  8. Is there no end to the number of MECC titles on Apple II?

    1. zetastrike

      zetastrike

      Number Munchers was the most popular game on my elementary school computers.

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  9. Mega Man X4 version differences:
    1. The cutscenes are clearer on the PS1 version.
    2. The PS1 version has better transparency effects, whereas the Saturn version has nice heatwave effects. (Note: The Sega Saturn can handle transparencies, but that required knowledge in taking advantage of the hardware. Said transparencies were of the subtractive/additive variety.)
    3. The Saturn version had the full version of the first boss battle theme, and said first boss had extra attacks.
    4. Speaking of the music, in the Saturn version, it also loops properly. After all, Capcom used the sound chip to good effect.

    5. Certain stages had layered backgrounds on the Saturn, such as the Volcano stage.

    For those who are wondering Zero didn't have his arm cannon in it: Capcom didn't want it to devolve into press triangle/X to cheese.

    1. zetastrike

      zetastrike

      Mashing square/circle or A/C as Zero is way more cheesy than if he had has arm cannon.

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  10. Emulators are only imitations of the real thing.  

  11. I wonder what do you guys think of BallisticNG? (AKA Wipeout after Sony pulled the plug on Psygnosis/Studio Liverpool.)

    1. zetastrike

      zetastrike

      I love it!  Captures the Wipeout experience perfectly

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  12. Trying my hand at Texas brisket tomorrow for Sunday dinner.

    1. zetastrike

      zetastrike

      It was tougher than the brisket from the local bbq joint.  It wasn't overcooked, I think brisket is just like that unless slow smoked.

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  13. Trying my hand at Texas brisket tomorrow for Sunday dinner.

    1. zetastrike

      zetastrike

      I'm doing it the same way.  I just took it out of the oven.

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  14. Do Jaguar Superfans suffer from stockholm syndrome?  It comes across to me as still attempting to justify their purchase decades after the fact.

    1. zetastrike

      zetastrike

      I don't take issue with people enjoying it, it's the mental gymnastics when comparing it to its contemporaries that is mind boggling.

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  15. The original Sony PlayStation wasn't the only gaming hardware to see a September '95 North American release...

     

    Happy 25th to the Atari Jaguar CD!  Only 11 official titles were released on the platform and a meager 20,000 units are reported to have been produced. 

     

    Celebrate the launch of the doomed Atari Jaguar peripheral with this montage of the 11 official releases, Virtual Light Machine and more! 

     

     

    1. zetastrike

      zetastrike

      That's kind of crazy to think about.  Battlemorph looks like a really cool game, it's a shame the Jag is not very well emulated.

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  16. Should I allow DHL to deliver a package to me without a signature?  It's coming from Japan.

  17. Same exact question, any American Amstrad CPC fans, here?

    1. zetastrike

      zetastrike

      I find it really endearing for some reason.  I think the lack of sprite and scrolling hardware makes me really impressed when I see anything running half-decent on it.  I have a soft spot for the ST for the same reason.  I do like checking out random games in emulation just to see how they are.  Anything that's not a Spectrum port is fun to find.

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  18. I saw an ad on TV that said "G4 2021". Could that mean that the G4 channel is coming back next year?

  19. Great nostalgia reading the specs for vintage PC software. Hard disk required, math-coprocessor recommended.

    1. zetastrike

      zetastrike

      Did any software ever use math co-processors?  The guy I work with told me his college PC had one, but he said nothing used it.

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  20. Streets of Rage 4 > Final Fight Streetwise.

    1. zetastrike

      zetastrike

      Streets of Rage Remake >>>>> SoR4

  21. Which tank themed pun title do you prefer, 

    tanks but no tanks

    or tanks a lot?

  22. Super Castlevania IV and Bloodlines are still my favorite 16-Bit titles in the series. (I have no opinion on the x68000 game, though.)

    1. zetastrike

      zetastrike

      The X68000 game is my favorite Castlevania of that era.  I love the way it sounds with the FM music.

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  23. For those wondering why the Super NES version of Valis IV ended up being the dissected port, Telenet had Laser Soft do the job. Had it been a better developer, it would have been closer to the TG-16/PC-Engine CD original with fewer cuts.

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      zetastrike

      I thought the SNES version was so boring.  The levels felt very empty.  

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  24. Eightbitfix.com’s inventory has been updated. Happy New Year Everyone! 

    1. zetastrike

      zetastrike

      Buy from Paul with confidence, I've had nothing but good experiences.

  25. I got rid of a CRT today for the first time today.  I don't even regret it.  If you ever come across a late-model Samsung CRT, don't bother with it.

    1. zetastrike

      zetastrike

      No, it was a SD set.  It was just in poor working order.

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