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  1. Forgot about the cable part. Although I wonder how much it would cost to make one of those with the molded end.
  2. Why donor controllers? Do they still make the chips that go inside the controllers? If so you can probably make your own boards that would make it easier to build custom controllers around. Just my two cents.
  3. If the PS2 Classics on PS4 deal is anything to go by I think Sony's plan is to make you pay for all the old stuff again even though you may still have the old discs. I'll be surprised if they do the way MicroSoft is doing it with the Xbox One.
  4. You mean IDE since that is what the Network Adapter uses. There are also off-brand versions with SATA now which will make it easier to use SSDs and such.
  5. The program you're looking for is Winhiip and I highly recommend that you format the drive and install games with it since the DVD-ROM drive on the PS2 is slow and crappy which tends to result in botched installs. As for playing off the hard drive I recommend Open PS2 Loader which is way superior than HDLoader.
  6. I am happy to announce that we got our Godzilla panel for PAX South 2020 and it will be held in the Cactus Theater which is twice as large as the one we were in before. Should be fun.
  7. Or maybe the Xbox DreamCast.
  8. Maybe we should just call it the Xbox4.
  9. I'm surprised that no one has come up with an SD Card reader replacement like there is for the Saturn and DreamCast consoles.
  10. Have you considered a softmodded PSP? I have one and it has a pretty good 2600 and 7800 emulator along with several others.
  11. RARusk

    Borderlands 3

    I'n not touching BL3 until the GOTY edition comes out with everything included and everything fixed.
  12. Went to the Game Over Classic Game Expo in Austin and I got to see the EON device in action. The pluses is that it respects the ratio (no screenstretching), it uses the N64's power, and it looks pretty good (YMMV depending on TV/monitor of course). But the high price point, coupled with other options such as the Retro-Tink and the Hyperkin, is why I won't go for it. For $150 you need to do a lot more than just convert S-Video to HDMI, a lot more. Like making it into a box that can be used on multiple systems and having scanlining and other picture adjustment options. As for the Hyperkin, which I happen to have, it looks pretty good. But I have noticed how dingy it looks on certain dark games like Doom 64, something that Metal Jesus pointed out in his video. Why would the signal be dark? I thought that digital video wouldn't have that problem. Is the analog video (and audio) being nerfed slightly just before conversion or is the device not programmed correctly?
  13. The SNES Jr is Composite Video only. However, the good news is that you can easily restore both S-Video and RGB Analog. All one needs to do is to solder wires from the video chip to the AV plug but it is recommended that you run each video signal through a resistor (75 to about 100 Ohms) first as the signals are strong. I did the RGB restore but not S-Video (yet).
  14. You're really not going to find one pre-installed like that - you're going to have to do the work yourself. The best thing, though, is to find a Network Adapter that is modified to use SATA instead of IDE so you can use SATA based hard drives (desktop, laptop) and, better yet, SSD's. The maximum size allowed if I remember correctly is 2TB but I managed to fit about 80+ titles on a 512GB drive using about half of it. I think it is now possible to install both FMCB and OpenPS2 Loader (which is WAY superior to HDLoader) to the HDD instead of a Memory Card which makes softmodding much easier since it is quite a pain to install stuff to a Memory Card. Trust me, once you start playing PS2 games off an HDD you will not want to go back. Makes the work worth it.
  15. Another option, if you're willing to do it, is to get a PS2 Fatty, a Network Adapter, a hard drive, and learn how to install games to it and avoid the use of the DVD-ROM drive altogether. You'll also need to learn Free McBoot, OpenPS2 Loader, and WinHiip. A lot of work but very satisfying to play games of the HDD. However, not all games will work on hard drives (85% compatibility last I heard) so you may also want to find out what games of your library will work.
  16. Or, if you're into console modding, why not just have an internal power supply that matches what the console needs and all you would need is the same type of power cable the PlayStation 3 and 4 use?
  17. San Antonio is building one too but not to this kind of scale.
  18. Not without adapters. I got a Brook controller adapter at PAX South that allows you to use PS3 to PS4 or PS4 to PS3 and based on my limited playthrough on it it works pretty well. They also make a PS4 to PS2 adapter that I also have and it works well too.
  19. I have the Panorama Xbox HDMI cable from Hyperkin. And it works pretty good. These cheap analog to HDMI converters work best when given a progressive scan widescreen signal. It's when you give them an interlaced 4:3 signal is where you run into problems such as the infamous screen stretching. The Xbox has a distinctive advantage over the PS2 and GameCube. Every game on the Xbox supports the widescreen option even if the playfield doesn't go all the way across and most games can output a minimum of 480p. When using Component Video you are allowed to make global changes in the main system menu in that you can activate all Progressive Scan video modes and the Widescreen option. When all are activated then this will eliminate the annoying screen stretching that is a hallmark of these cheap devices and the Xbox really shines in Progressive Scan which makes for a really nice HDMI signal. However, the main system screen and a small number of games do not support any kind of Progressive Scan - I have two, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin and Hitman: Contracts. But, the Panorama does well even in interlaced mode, much to my surprise, even though the contrast is a little off. The contrast issue is due to a couple of filters that are activated in interlaced mode only. If you modded your Xbox you may be able to turn off these filters or even force Progressive Scan for everything. This is probably the best Component Video to HDMI device I have acquired yet.
  20. They don't have batteries. They have a capacitor that keeps the time for a few hours when unplugged. As somebody already noted those caps are notorious for leaking and causing board damage.
  21. But not every game will work on a hard drive no matter what you try to do with it. One thing I would like to see happen is to put an additional USB port that is connected to the motherboard that will allow you to use a USB based external DVD-ROM drive since those are still plentiful, better built, and easily replaceable.
  22. Just got word from PAX tonight. Despite the success from the last event we have been rejected for 2019. Surprising and disappointing considering how well it was received last time.
  23. This is what I've been saying all along - wait for the modders and hackers to get their hands on it before final judgement of the unit. Sony's sloppy handling of everything has made it easy to get into the Classic's innards. Once the modders simplify the procedures of upgrading the emulator and adding games then I expect the Classic to sell out quickly and become collector's items.
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