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Everything posted by jamon1567

  1. To further support my point above, I would add that Steve never said that FPGA's were inferior products, but those arguing with him seem to be trying to convince him otherwise, even though he never made that statement. And I believe that is because we all understand, for better or worse, that "emulation" and "hardware clone" have a typically agreed upon definition in this hobby. So again, I don't think either are accurate terms and FPGA just really needs to stand on it's own as a form of gaming if that makes sense.
  2. How about this. Knowing what "hardware clone" typically means to your target audience (classic gamers), would you market your meticulously crafted FPGA system as a "hardware clone"? I know I wouldn't....
  3. To put it another way, I think what Steve is saying would be similar to saying that a repro cart is the same as the original cart. As long as there is a mechanism for the rom to play on the system, then what's the difference? Even if you don't like that comparison, I think the original issue started with referring to FPGA's as emulation vs hardware clones. I don't think either is accurate, only because those words have a commonly understood definition as it relates to gaming in general, and these FPGA systems are neither. Whether you can call them emulation or a hardware clone by the strict definition of the words doesn't matter as far as we're concerned.
  4. The RetroN5 is an emulation box. The N64 thing from Hyperkin is an emulation box. Most of their other clones are hardware. I was more referring to the current ones like you listed above, but the older RetroN units you mentioned in your prior post I never heard good things about either....Regardless, people can call it what they want I guess, but I think it should be obvious to everyone here anyway the differences with FPGA and whatever other solutions are out there.
  5. I was referring to something the the Retron units which I often hear called hardware clones. That is what I meant. But since you mention the Analogue products, it was in vogue for a while to refer to them as hardware simulation. Whether that is definitionally accurate, I don't know.
  6. I feel like calling it a hardware clone has more of a negative connotation than emulation. I can't think of a single hardware clone that isn't a POS, but there are several very good emulators. Maybe all those Retron units shouldn't really be called hardware clones (clone being like for like, which and FPGA is much closer to), but the names already stuck, so is as it is.
  7. I would have to assume that it's going to save them money in manufacturing by having the device support both systems. If you need one for both systems buy two. If you need it for one or the other, then just buy one. I personally have a GDEMU and had been waiting on the Satiator, so I just ordered one. But truth be told, I could see myself buying another for DC as well. The menu is a lot nicer and the ability to use a real HDD is nice. I guess in a perfect world it would be cool for it to be plug and play for both systems, but I don't really know how realistic that is, and for the amount of money I've already spent in this hobby, I'll just buy two rather than swapping things out. Edit: Also, if the Satiator ever does actually come out, then I'll have the option to buy that if I want and then just pop this into the DC. Nice option to have.
  8. I don't know that Analogue would release a PC Engine or not, but I don't see any reason it wouldn't sell. It's not like Analogues market is the kinda people buying these mini consoles. It's retro enthusiasts, many of whom have only recently discovered PC Engine, and many who have probably held back given the high barrier to entry. Unless they think they can do something like PS1 or N64 after the Pocket, PC Engine is no worse a choice than anything else IMO.
  9. Hmmm....I seem to recall them saying February, and I thought others here said so as well. Maybe I'm imagining things, but I guess it doesn't really matter since it didn't happen anyway. If they do plan on doing pre-orders though and haven't even done those yet, then it's probably gonna be quite a while til we get it unfortunately....
  10. Which is interesting because I thought they said the Pocket would be out in February or something, and with no preorders.
  11. Unrelated to all the jailbreak stuff, but can you believe the balls on these people selling Nt Mini pre-orders, that are still up on Analogues site, for $1000? Imagine being that much of a jackass. SMDH....
  12. Hmmm....that's interesting....it works with the switch online SNES controllers too? Although honestly, I'm not sure I'd wanna use them over my SF30....Is it just me or do the the switch online controllers have more lag than the 8bitdo ones? For me that seems to be the case (I use my SF30 on my Switch sometimes), but admittedly, I see differences between the 8bitdo controllers too. I have one of the orginal SF30's and it's great, I don't notice any lag, but I also have one of the redesign SN30's (the black model to go with my black Super Nt) and it doesn't work very well. Misses button presses, d-pad not as good and seems a little laggier....
  13. Not sure if I'm following....are you are the switch controllers compatible with the retro receivers?
  14. This is the most likely scenario IMO, but you never know.
  15. That's an interesting thought....not sure that's true, but it doesn't hurt to hope I guess. Seems to me that with all that is involved with another Nt Mini run that they'd just as soon skip it if our hoped for Analogue 8 is imminent, especially now that the DAC is out.
  16. If it does have a different firmware that isn't backwards compatible due to hardware, I doubt the jailbreak would have all the old cores. However, if those changes allow for interpolation and we still get rom loading, then I would consider this a win. I'd prob just move my old Mini to my CRT setup and use this new one on my flat screen. I am also hoping that whatever work Kev has done on the Pocket and all the GB cores will be implemented in the Nt Mini jailbreak as there were several problems with games on GB and GBC. Here's to hoping!
  17. Why would you say that? They may very well sell more during this pre-order than at any previous point. So whatever demand is, supply will be up to satisfy it. Now....perhaps after the Pocket hits there will be another group of people that find out about this and NEED to have it, but I wouldn't plan on prices staying at their current levels or getting back to that point for quite a while. That said I already own a Mini and ordered this one anyway just in case there is some feature (like with the software maybe) that hasn't been announced yet that I'll want. If prices get crazy again I'll prob sell one, so I certainly won't mind if they do!
  18. My first system was a ColecoVision and as far as I'm concerned the hardest thing about those games is trying to figure out how to play the damn things!! I've no doubt kids today feel the same way about the 8 and 16 bit era stuff too though
  19. It moves around if you touch it, but it doesn't hang out if that makes sense, so I'm good with it. Could be better, but better than nothing
  20. I think it would probably just piss a portion of those people off, but they asked for it, so whatever I guess. I would've just preferred pro versions with Analog output myself. Much more elegant than a clunky DAC. I guess the DAC saves on cabling, but given finding an HDMI switch that'll work with it is a challenge in itself, I'd prob still just opt for the extra cabling.
  21. Sounds like the tweaks are really only cosmetic so I wouldn't read much into any of that. That said, aside from incompatibilities here and there, the only thing the Nt Mini could really use IMO is interpolation. If we got that I'd be thrilled. I'd like to hope that may happen some day, but Kev seems busy with quite a few other things.
  22. If there were any short term plans for an Analogue 8 (which of course most of us think would be some sort of an 8 bit Z3K) I don't think they'd dust off the Nt Mini. I'm not very hopeful it will see the light of day any time soon, if at all.
  23. I really wish they'd release a dogbone one as well. I ordered the DIY kit for the dogbone and I don't have any issues, but if 2.4ghz was an option too, that'd be even better
  24. I may be misremembering, but didnt Kev put his designs up for anyone who wanted to have those made? I never heard of anyone doing so, but I guess if enough of the top minds got together.....
  25. Yes, but if I were going to do that I'd just use component, although I had issues with component on my TV and need to test it out again. The idea is using composite because of the dithering and s-video cleans it up too much to get the desired effect. With the rainbow banding though it's pretty much unusable.
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