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About FujiSkunk

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  • Birthday 05/24/1974

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    Behold the Fuji!
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    Planet Houston
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    Video games, music, movies, video games...

    (You said video games twice.)

    I like video games...
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    ColecoVision collection.
    Rock Band 3, Rock Band 4.
    Lots of Pinball Arcade.
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    Atari 7800!

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  1. It's been brewing for several weeks, and now the next bump is here! This bump doesn't just have new games, but new accessories as well. Read on! The Game Cube Game Boy Player, black and including its start-up disc! The disc doesn't have its original case and does have some visible scratches, but works without issue and read fully when tested. The Player was tested with Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance games, and it played them all without any problems. Asking $75. Sold! GameStop's 2.4GHz wireless controller for the Game Cube! Actually manufactured by Mad Catz, this controller requires 2 AAA batteries, and performed flawlessly when tested. Asking $12. The Pelican PL-7055 wireless controller for the Game Cube, clear-shell edition! The controller requires 2 AA batteries and performed flawlessly when tested. The screw mounting on the right-hand handle is broken, but with the other screws in place this isn't really noticeable when playing. Asking $10. Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure for the Wii! The game disc includes its case and manual, and the wireless portal and original three figures from the Wii Starter Pack are here as well, so you can start playing immediately as Spyro, Gill Grunt or Trigger Happy. Also included are the portal manual and unopened collector's cards and stickers. The portal requires 3 AA batteries. Asking $5. Skylanders: Giants for the Wii! The game disc includes its case and manual, and the wired portal and original three figures from the Wii Starter Pack are here as well, so you can start playing immediately as Cynder (series 2), Jet-Vac or Tree Rex. The portal manual is also included. Asking $5. Mario Kart Wii, with case, all paperwork and steering wheel adapter! The disc has visible scratches, but played flawlessly when tested. Asking $15. Sold! Masters: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 complete for the Wii! The disc has maybe one or two very minor scratches, noticeable only in direct light. Asking $20. Sold! Super Mario Galaxy 2, complete for the Wii! The disc has some visible scratches, but still performed flawlessly when tested. Asking $15. Sold! New Super Mario Bros. U, complete for the Wii U! The disc has only one or two very minor visible blemishes. Asking $12. Sold! New Super Luigi U, complete for the Wii U. This disc also has only one or two very minor visible blemishes. Asking $12. Sold! Professor Layton and the Last Specter, complete for the DS! Everything is in fine shape. Asking $20. Sold! Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure for the PlayStation 3! The game disc includes its case and manual, and the wired portal and original three figures from the PS3 Starter Pack are here as well, so you can start playing immediately as Spyro, Gill Grunt or Trigger Happy. Asking $5. Skylanders: Giants for the PlayStation 3! The game disc includes its case and manual, and the wired portal and original three figures from the PS3 Starter Pack are here as well, so you can start playing immediately as Cynder (series 2), Jet-Vac or Tree Rex. Asking $5. Both this list and the portables list have new entries, so be sure to check them both for everything available. Once again, thank you to everyone who has browsed and bought! HAAM appreciates your patronage!
  2. Yep, the 32GB limitation of FAT32 is an entirely artificial cap invented by Microsoft. Depending on what parameters you use, FAT32 is actually good for partition sizes up to 2TB. The more restrictive limit is the individual file size, which is 2GB or 4GB, depending on how smart your application is. 2GB is the safest limit. Because anything above 2GB is considered SDHC, a different class of cards with different software/firmware (but not hardware) requirements. Something programmed explicitly for SD won't know how to talk to cards larger than 2GB, but something programmed for both can use SD-era hardware to talk to an SDHC card. When the Nintendo Wii came out, it could only use SD cards up to 2GB, but a system update later allowed for SDHC cards up to 32GB.
  3. An SD card larger than 2GB is technically not an SD card, but an SDHC card, which is physically compatible with SD but uses different communication protocols. So that part isn't surprising. Fortunately 2GB is plenty of space even for the larger games of the 7800.
  4. Edited bump. The Orange Box, disc and case for the XBox 360! This acclaimed compilation was players' first introduction to Portal and also includes Team Fortress 2 and, since Half-Life 2: Episode Three was cancelled, the complete collection of Half-Life 2 and its expansions! The disc has a few minor scratches that do not impact game loading. Asking $8. Sold! Chaos Legion, disc and case for the Playstation 2! The case has price stickers on the clear plastic, but the disc looks just about perfect. Asking $5. Sold! Skylander Knight Light, one of the Trap Masters released for Skylanders: Trap Team. Like all the Skylanders figures now available, this one is in good physical shape, with no missing limbs or other pieces, and loads without error when placed on a Skylanders game portal. Asking $5. Sold!
  5. Freeway's scores are created using the same tricks used to create the usual 6-digit score, only in this case the players are drawn with widely-spaced duplicates rather than narrowly-spaced triplicates.
  6. *types this while munching Fritos and drinking soda in front of his own computer and his work laptop... but hey, the soda is sugar-free at least*
  7. Already looks awesome! I'm curious to see how horizontal movement would work since you're obviously restricted by the playfield's resolution. Knowing Champ, the challenge would be overcome!
  8. $50 seems about right. A couple have sold recently on eBay for more, but then you have the cuts eBay and PayPal take, plus the hassle of mailing it and then praying both the post office and the buyer treats you right. I'm curious what country you're in and whether this is an NTSC or PAL system. I'd assume PAL, as I don't think the 128-in-1 was released in any NTSC countries, but the screen-shot for Pac-Man doesn't match PAL or NTSC. Someone must have played with the game's color palette.
  9. I'm probably most partial to AppleSoft BASIC myself, since that's what I used the most. Built-in functions for both hi-res and lo-res graphics definitely helped make it useful, though it could have used some help in the sound department. You also have to be careful about variable names because the parser doesn't care about white space. "IF $A THEN" will throw an error because the parser sees reserved word "AT" before "THEN", making it (and you) wonder what a HEN is. Quirks aside, I believe it was one of the more robust BASICs of its day.
  10. Record sleeve sizes are hard to judge without the record next to them. Buckner & Garcia did indeed record a Pac-Man Fever album after the song made it big. The album is chock full of cheesy odes to the early '80s arcade, with songs dedicated to Frogger, Defender, Centipede, Donkey Kong and several others. In the late '90s, Buckner & Garcia released the album independently on CD, but because of music industry machinations they had to rerecord the songs for that release. There's a capture of the original recordings on YouTube, so you can take a gander: Coincidentally enough, I found my copy of the original album also at a Goodwill. It's currently up on the wall with another thrift-store find...
  11. If you mean a cartridge that takes an SD card or anything similar (I've never heard them called "wafer drives" but it makes sense), then the answer is yes and no, sadly. An old project known as the Cuttle Cart 2 lets you keep a library of 2600 and 7800 games on an MMC card, but sadly the CC2 hasn't been in production for well over a decade, and now they tend to go for a small fortune whenever one is served up for sale. The makers of the 2600 Harmony cartridge are working on a 7800 version, but quirks between all the different hardware revisions of the 7800 have made that project difficult, and I haven't heard of any progress on that front for a couple of years now. So, one does exist, and hopefully another will exist Real Soon Now, but at the moment it's not easy to get a hold of one.
  12. I think you have your answer already, but to throw my two cents in... If you care just about the official library, the 5200 is much better than the 7800, in my opinion. Thanks in part to being gimped by Nintendo's anti-competitive practices and Atari arguably giving up prematurely on the 7800 for an ill-fated revival of the 8-bit computer line, there isn't much to choose from, and a lot of what is available are games originally made famous on 8-bit computers that also play much better on those 8-bit computers. However, thanks to homebrews, the 7800 is turning into a fine contender for best Atari console. I would even say the homebrew selection for the 7800 easily beats that of the 5200. Also, while there may not be a lot to choose from among the official library overall, some of those choices shine best on the 7800, particularly Ballblazer and Food Fight and arguably even Robotron 2084 and Xevious (not counting the original arcade games and their emulations, of course). In short, the 7800 may not be "necessary", but I think it would be well worth your time.
  13. From what I see so far, this is looking great!
  14. Just have to chime in and say this looks awesome!
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