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Re: Retro Gaming Thread

Post by ian » Wed May 19, 2021 12:57 am

Wow Zoidberg, you’ve really spruced up your garage, and cartooned it and all.

But where is the rest?
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Post by pixel » Wed May 19, 2021 2:16 am

ian wrote:
Wed May 19, 2021 12:57 am
Wow Zoidberg, you’ve really spruced up your garage, and cartooned it and all.

But where is the rest?
Dr. Zoidberg wrote:
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Re: Retro Gaming Thread

Post by Skynet » Wed May 19, 2021 12:26 pm

Imagine someone wanting to play that Saturn? "Hold up, let me get my 20 foot ladder out"

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Re: Retro Gaming Thread

Post by ian » Wed May 19, 2021 9:37 pm

Don't be silly... NO ONE wants to play a Saturn!

And if Zoidberg did want to play it, he wouldn't use a ladder like a moth in a bath... He'd get silverback, and they'd set up an elaborate real world Donkey Kong run.
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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Wed May 19, 2021 9:56 pm

I don't have stuff in the garage anymore, because I moved houses. It's all in a separate room.

Also I don't have a 3DO, and even if I did it would be in that position.

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Post by pixel » Thu May 20, 2021 2:24 am

You'd need a fing-longer to hit those power switches :olol:

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Post by pixel » Thu May 20, 2021 2:29 am

Handheld Legend has started selling a TV-out kit for the GBA, which looks really promising:

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I installed one of their IPS v2 screen mods in an, and the thing is amazing. Other than the crappy D-pad, the original GBA is my favorite handheld now. An Everdrive will play GB/GBC/GG/SMS at the correct aspect ratio, too, as well as some janky NES action as well.

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Post by ian » Thu May 20, 2021 10:03 am

The original GBA didn’t have a crappy D pad.
It was just a little on the small side.

That dpad only became crappy when they mounted it on the GameCube where upon its size became comical.

You must be thinking of the gba SP AND DS for crappy d pads.
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Post by pixel » Thu May 20, 2021 2:00 pm

Here are a few things I know are absolute truths on a universal scale:

1. Sample-based audio was a mistake.
2. The AGB-001 had a terrible screen.
3. And the D-pad is mushy, too.

Now wait, I say that while believing it's better than the SP. I just want a touch more tactile feedback from the membranes.

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Thu May 20, 2021 2:22 pm

Dr. Zoidberg wrote:
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Also I don't have a 3DO, and even if I did it would be in that position.
"Wouldn't be in that position" not would. :facepalm:

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Post by ian » Thu May 20, 2021 2:54 pm

We got what you meant.

Not even Trip Hawkins would put a 3DO front and centre even when he was selling it...
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Post by ian » Fri May 21, 2021 12:12 am

So I've been doing more Saturn backups. and DID decide to go with the CD jewel cases.
Most of the backups have been a smooth process. Had a problem with Wipeout where the pseudo saturn wouldn't even load the title screen, but the patcher fixed that issue on the next copies. Had an issue with the security on Bug too! but the patcher fixed that as well.

The biggest problem was that BUG! kept spitting issues out any time I tried to burn it... something about the cue sheet something something...
Tried different discs and different burner, still the same problem, so I looked it up and found some drives have problems with tracks less than 4 seconds. put the image onto my old ass XP build and it burnt instantly with no issues.

All the games are backed up, bar one. (SAGA) and now I'm going through and doing covers and manuals.

I've gotten pirated games worse than my backups :olol:
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soon there will be a full stack, and I'll play legit saga, then confirm the backup works fully as it should.
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Post by pixel » Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:03 am

Taito is releasing its own mini arcade cabinet next March :oshocked:
  • Rotating screen
  • Trackball
  • Rotating dial
  • 4 and 8-way control stick



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Post by pixel » Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:50 am

The Verge wrote:Taito is the latest Japanese video game publisher to resurrect old hardware in mini form. The company behind Space Invaders, Bubble Bobble, and many more arcade classics has just announced the Egret II Mini, which like Sega’s excellent Astro City Mini is a shrunken-down version of a popular arcade cabinet.

The original Egret II was released in the ‘90s, and its key feature was the ability to rotate its screen 90 degrees so that games with tall aspect ratios — like Space Invaders and other shooters — could be played in tate (vertical) mode. Appropriately enough, that feature is present on the Egret II Mini, which has a 5-inch 4:3 LCD that can be played in either orientation.

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The Egret II Mini’s primary controls include six primary buttons and an arcade-style microswitched stick that can be adjusted from four to eight directions depending on the game. There’s also an optional expansion controller that includes a paddle input for games like Arkanoid, as well as a trackball for the likes of Cameltry.

Here’s what the controller looks like. It’s 240 x 100 x 48mm, so it looks pretty substantial — somewhere between a traditional gamepad and fighting stick in size.

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Taito is also selling a gamepad and an additional arcade stick as optional extras:

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There’ll be 40 games preloaded on the cabinet itself, and the expansion controller also includes an SD card with ten games that use the paddle or trackball. Here’s the list of titles that have been confirmed so far:

Space Invaders
Lunar Rescue
Qix
Elevator Action
Chack’n Pop
Bubble Bobble
Rastan Saga
Rainbow Islands Extra
New Zealand Story
Don Doko Don
Violence Fight
Cadash
Liquid Kids
Metal Black
Kaiser Knuckle

The paddle/trackball games so far confirmed for the bundled SD card include:

Strike Bowling
Arkanoid
Plump Pop
Syvalion
Cameltry
Arkanoid Returns

Beyond the SD card slot, the Egret II Mini also has a USB-C port for power, two USB-A ports for controllers, an HDMI port for TV output, and a headphone jack.

The Egret II Mini could get pretty expensive depending how big of a Taito fan you are. The cabinet itself costs 18,678 yen (~$170), the expansion controller is 12,078 yen ($110), the extra arcade stick is 8,778 yen ($80), and the gamepad is $3,278 yen ($30). There’s also a 49,478-yen ($450) limited bundle that includes everything plus some extras like soundtrack CDs, and a 32,978-yen ($300) bundle that excludes the arcade stick and the gamepad.

At least there’s time to save up your yen — the Egret II Mini won’t ship until March 2nd 2022.

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:23 pm

It looks cool and it's a decent lineup of games. A bit pricey though.

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Re: Retro Gaming Thread

Post by Iced Coffee Man » Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:39 pm

I updated my PSP official and custom firmware for the first time since 2005 😂

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:40 pm

Nice. Are they still working OK? No expanding batteries?

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