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zetastrike

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  1. New Fenrir firmware update now allows you to back up and restore the internal save RAM to the SD card. https://www.fenrir-ode.fr/firmware/#version-history
  2. I had at least 2 opportunities to get a CIB copy of Popful Mail for Sega CD for no money out of pocket. My local game shop in college had it for ~$90 a decade ago and I had the store credit to cover it.
  3. I'm looking for working OG Gameboy and Gameboy Pocket systems. Any shell color is fine, as are ones in less than stellar condition. I'm located in North Carolina.
  4. My Mom is going to be shipping me my 14 inch PVM and 13 inch consumer Trinitron 700 miles to where I live now because she doesn't want them in her house anymore and doesn't want to try to sell them on craigslist.

    1. thanatos

      thanatos

      Can I give her my shipping address?  :D

    2. Giles N

      Giles N

      Yay!

       

      Free retro-gaming telly!

    3. x=usr(1536)

      x=usr(1536)

      I'm not seeing a downside to any of this.

  5. My most wanted feature from the Super NT (and I don't know why they haven't done it) is the ability to make the Super Gameboy fill the screen, similar to how the Mega SG allows the Game Gear to scale to 7X. I would like to be able to set the boarder to black and expand the game window.
  6. I set up the SD card for my Rhea a while back and I really don't remember how I did it, so I never mess with it haha. The SD card setup app I have renamed every game image to disc.CDI or disc.ccd. Ever since I got the Fenrir, I put the CD drive back into the Saturn that had the Rhea in it.
  7. I had a dream last night where I installed Windows XP on a 286 in my elementary school and it slowed to a crawl.  I had to scramble to find a windows 3.1 install disk to fix it before the teacher came over and found out.

    1. carlsson

      carlsson

      IIRC XP needs a 486 or possibly even Pentium to run, but there were some crazy guys many years ago doing slowdown experiments and got one of those to run at 8 MHz. IIRC it took 30 minutes to boot far enough to see a mouse pointer.

    2. thanatos

      thanatos

      I installed Windows 2000 server on a Pentium 200 back in the day.  The install process took like 6 hours.  And it wasn't usable at all.

       

    3. carlsson

      carlsson

      We used to have a few Pentium 166 with 64 MB in the computer club, running Windows 2000 desktop version. It was reasonably OK for web browsing but not MS Office, or if it was vice versa.

  8. Both last night and today, I played Shining Force CD for 3.5 hours. Fantastic game, but I'm feeling a bit burnt out. I'll probably leave it be until next weekend. I wanted to be able to promote at least 1 character at level 20, but I put it down with a few hovering at 19.
  9. I always hated the power switch on the PS1. Every model I've owned, it's so wobbly, there's friction between the edge of the button and the hole it's in, it creates an echoey sound when you press it. The open and reset buttons are the same way.
  10. The RNG in the original Shining Force is pretty brutal.  I've never whiffed so many attacks in any of the other games in the series.

  11. Recently traded a Gameboy and Everdrive to Bradd in exchange for a recapped Game Gear. I'm super happy with it, the work was very well done and I'm appreciative that he had the specific motherboard revision I was looking for. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend doing business with him.
  12. Got my first coffee grinder tonight.  I can't wait to have fresh ground coffee in the morning.  No more pre-ground for me.

    1. Charlie Cat

      Charlie Cat

      @zetastrike I can vouch for that Zeta. I just love the freshly ground smell of roasted coffee beans. I use to go to the Supermarket to have it done all the time when I was a boy. 8^) 

    2. thanatos

      thanatos

      And if anyone else says your coffee tastes like dirt, you can say "Well it was ground this morning."

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      ^Now that's funny!

       

      Fresh ground is Awesome! 

       

      I still like to mix it up from time to time...Sometimes fresh ground, some pre-ground, some blends...Usually coffee pot but sometimes French Press (If I have the time to clean up afterwards)...

       

      You may wanna throw this in the Coffee Thread.

  13. I've always liked Sonic Blast. The hate that it gets is so ridiculous, it's just like the other 8-bit Sonic games, just with a different art style. "Sonic Blast is a horrible game" has just become the accepted canon for the hivemind for some reason. I'd say the level design is better than most of them, as there's some meat on the bone and you can't just hold right and finish them in 12 seconds. I would easily call Sonic 2 and Chaos worse than Blast. I'd probably rather play Blast than Sonic 1 most days.
  14. I was hoping that someone here would have a Game Gear that they know is the right revision. Otherwise I'd have to message ebay sellers if they have a VA0 or VA1 and hope they respond, know what I'm talking about, are willing to check, and are truthful.
  15. I had to have sunk at least 8 hours into Shining Force Gaiden: The Final Conflict for the Game Gear since last Friday.
  16. It's messed up that intellivision homebrew is unobtainable to newcomers.  Homebrew shouldn't be exclusionary.

    1. pacman000

      pacman000

      Is there no BASIC?

  17. Whoa Whoa Whoa, put down the broad brush. I resent the **** out of this statement. I'm not autistic and I'd be willing to be most of the users here and other forums aren't either. That's just insulting to everyone here and to people who are actually on the spectrum and live normal, enriching, productive lives. Being socially awkward isn't an excuse to avoid actually putting in the work to build a more fulfilling life. If someone is so scared of the outside world and lazy to the point where hoarding plastic junk is the only way you're willing to get a dopamine hit, then you have nobody to blame but yourself when you get that 900th game and realize nothing has changed and have to pick another console to complete.
  18. To each their own, but I will say that I think all the time and money that completionists put towards hoarding games would be better spent towards experiences and fostering social connections and relationships. At the end of the day, it's just a bunch of plastic and cardboard on a shelf, it won't be some life altering event, your life will be exactly the same as it was before you slid the last box or case onto the shelf.
  19. It's also a fact that RGB cables that provided a sharp picture have been available for the MD from the time it was released and it was designed from the get go to utilize them. Hell, in France RGB would have been the only way to display a MD on a TV, so their baseline of normal would be very different from yours, are they idiots? Just as many developers didn't use dithering or account for it when creating games for the MD. On top of that, dithering was used all over the PC and home computer world where blurry displays were not a thing. The level of anger I'm sensing from your posts here is unhealthy. And yes, I did grow up in the 90s and 00s playing games over RF and composite. I don't want to go back to that.
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