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  1. Ah, didn't read the whole 70 pages, but still, very cool indeed!
  2. Most of my super expensive SNES games are from a few trips I took to Japan before COVID and prices shooting up. Still, even loose, Pocky and Rocky and shmup games had already gone up in price a bit. Cheaper than the US, but still pricey.
  3. I saw this post bumped up and took a look. 10 years from the first post until shipping, that's got to be a record! Congrats to all involved, I love seeing projects coming to fruition!
  4. From what I read you should NOT run the pixel refresher unless you have too as it actually lowers the life of the pixels to even the out.
  5. I have no idea, it was a dumb game. For that matter, why is the stupid Geico gecko on every 30 seconds? It's even less funnier than Gex...
  6. More evidence that the rich are pulling away from normal people at a rate that is morally corrupt. They don't even know what to do with all their wealth so they are spending on stupid shit.
  7. From Kevtris this might be true (at least for a few years). But the actual closest is probably the MiSTer. I'm not making a "one is better than the other" post, rather, I like both but if you want the all-in-on system, then there is only one right now on that track.
  8. I don't believe he was being sarcastic, but rather saying SD card speed shouldn't affect NES core speed (as its fully loaded before the game starts). What could be the issue is the core has an inaccuracy that leads to slowdown in that spot. Please compare to real game and report back. The FPGA should be powerful enough that IF the core is accurate, it would not slow down while running NES. So, slow down could be 1. Core inaccuracy, or 2. Exists on the real game and hardware. Potentially 3. Something else we are not considering, such as a damaged FPGA chip, power supply problems, etc. Possible, but not likely. My vote is on #1 or #2 above.
  9. Well that link takes you to a picture that looks just like the email I got, but others (more recently) have gotten ones that say restock coming. Neither are true confirmations, so don't take it as gospel. I think the help staff on email reply really don't know.
  10. The latest word on Discord is that it (and the SNES ones) aren't discontinued, but just out of stock now. So, more later, when? No one knows...
  11. Also, where are you? If you're near Kansas City, you're welcome to come over and game a bit. It will give you a chance to see it in action!
  12. Maybe! Sorry! I think to me, and I am no TV expert so take this with a grain of salt the size of the number of times people say "just get a Pi" times 3... The fact that OLED can cut off light per pixel, and retro games have such sharp edges (due to the low resolutions), with the contrast, makes them the best panels visually to run retro games on. It honestly looks like the game is a print out on a glossy piece of paper when I pause and get up close. Yes the brightness, black crush, image retention, and price are the big negatives, but the above brings it all home for me. Scan lines look good too, but based on the game I fluctuate with them being on or off. If you want any specific game shown on an OLED, let me know. I have currently a MiSTer with arcade ROMs loaded and a PS5 and Xbox.
  13. If the difference between blacks and peak brightness is a factor, what does his or even my opinion mean? You need to go see for yourself. IMO peak brightness is stupid. I run my OLED at 60% brightness because any higher and it hurst my eyes when it swings from super dark blacks to super bright scenes, in HDR. That said, I run the screen in a relatively dark room. If you are running it with sunlight on your screen, maybe it's not for you. Room light is a factor to really consider. If your room is dark, peak brightness is not a worry with OLED. the black bars are 100% what I was worried about. I have them at the top and bottom too, due to movie aspect ratios as well as some games I run integer scaled which makes the image smaller. Yes, dimmer in the middle, super bright in the black areas was my #1 worry. No issues yet! It's only been about 6 months though. There is also a built in sensor that runs after like xxxxhrs of use and dims the pixels to be an even match. Supposedly it works so well you can't tell. I think I'm many hours before this kicks in. I just figure, well, if it's an issue in 3 years or so, I'll just get a new TV!
  14. There are thousands upon thousands of arcade games in the world. MiSTer currently plays a few hundred games. This will help with specific information: https://misterfpga.org/viewforum.php?f=25&sid=44b5756418ed04a2cf8cdeabdce0a2e4 This will help with cores if you are looking for a specific game (although it doesn't seem up to date): https://misterfpga.org/viewtopic.php?t=306 Finally, here is the wiki: https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Main_MiSTer/wiki/Arcade-Cores-List
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