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  1. On 25/05/2021 at 19:42, Colonel Panic said:

    I got Super Mario Bros 2 for the FDS today, so now I've got SMB 1, 2, 3 and USA for the Famicom. 



    Is SMB 2 for the Famicom the lost levels ? (Aware that the version we got was the wierd reskin of some other platformer)

  2. On 03/05/2021 at 22:12, dumpster said:

    It's quite incredible how these games that are written to work in elaborate cabinets and not designed for the home work so well on a standard controller. 


    Like Outrun 2 handles much the same as the official conversion despite you running code that was only ever written for a steering wheel.


    I wondered if the input/output is somehow adapted in the emulator code on a game by game basis? 

    I wonder if while in development it was easier for the Devs to use joypads and the code is just detecting you have a joypad connected. Hrm maybe not.

  3. 11 hours ago, Lorfarius said:


    It has one that can be changed out, its all super magnetic and they just swap in place. Very sturdy and changes to suit your games, can be wired or wireless depending on what suits you:



    I see! That is nice. Probably too pricey for me to justify :(

  4. 21 hours ago, Lorfarius said:

    Go for an Xbox One Elite controller (first edition). The button, stick and D-pad swap outs are a god send for all sorts of retro gaming. Probably a bit more expensive than your usual pad but made to last.

    Just had a look at eBay, dunno if it's covid prices but they are pricey! :) D pad looks really strange though?

  5. 21 minutes ago, chipsgravy said:


    It looks like what you need is the 4 Play adaptor that is currently not listed. You could get the Gamer-Pro Jr kit. But it is supplied as a DIY kit and some assembly and soldering skills are required. https://bliss-box.net/store/Gamer-Pro-jr-Kit-includes-5-cables-p102775011


    The site doesn't make it easy to work out what is what though...

    Thanks for this. I'd go for it, but seems they are out of stock of snes adapters. Looks like waiting until pandemic has stopped messing up electronics supplies might be wise. That site is really awful.

  6. 12 hours ago, chipsgravy said:

    I see what you mean about that Blissbox site. I think bplus probably has the best idea, between 8bitdo and retrobit it would probably be cheaper to buy modern recreations of the controllers instead of buying USB adaptors for each. 


    Which pads are you particularly keen to get working?

    Nes, megadrive, snes and and N64. Though snes covers nes. I just like the dinky NES pads for some reason!

  7. Hi,

    I pretty much only play games on emulators on my pc under the telly. Only problem is Xbox 360 and PS4 controllers are not great for old games. I've got controllers for all my old consoles in the attic.

    Does anyone know of a good usb adapter solution? Or just buy individual adapters for each controller?


    I've seen this:



    But the site is so awful I don't know what you actually get if you buy it.

  8. 7 minutes ago, mash said:



    I'm lazy, so I downloaded the emulator and roms together from archive.org.  Using the M2 emulator configurator.  Triggers just 'work'. I use the multi-cpu version of the emulator which shows you how old it is, seeing as how there's a version for single core machines.




    Thanks that's pretty much my set up too. I've tried it on another pc, gtx 1660 super, i7 skylake 4gz. It's exactly the same. It's totally playable but very weird sort of judder effect. It's the same in every game.

  9. On 21/05/2021 at 11:35, mash said:

    I'm using m2emu1.1a. I don't have a steering wheel either. I'm using a Xbox one pad. And I'm playing it on Surface 3 laptop so it's integrated graphics as well.  Runs pretty sweetly.





    I'm running on gtx 1050ti and a Ryzen 5 3600 and performance is a bit iffy! Did you get the analogue stick and shoulder triggers working? So far I only got the d pad working about the accelerator on sega rally seems stuck.


    Edit, searching for the emu only brings finds web archive links, is there s homepage for it anywhere?

  10. 1 hour ago, mash said:

    I'm using m2emu1.1a. I don't have a steering wheel either. I'm using a Xbox one pad. And I'm playing it on Surface 3 laptop so it's integrated graphics as well.  Runs pretty sweetly.





    Interesting wonder if the emu is doing something to help with pad Vs wheel?

  11. 11 hours ago, mash said:

    what emulators do people recommend? ive used yaba Sanshiro and medafen and im not impressed. Sega Rally seems janky on both. seems weird i can play model 2 sega rally flawlessly upscaled to 1440p


    What emu are you playing model 2 sega rally on? Does it work well with a pad? I don't have a steering wheel!

  12. 4 hours ago, ianinthefuture said:

    100% there was a publisher deal in place. Maybe not direct 'here is money for a cover and a preview', but at the very least an ads bundle - 'we'll pay £x more if we can get these ads along with mag covers' sort of thing.


    I'd also be entirely unsurprised if the editorial team was against it on principle, but just did it because it's the bloody job and sometimes you do have to put garbage on the front cover to bring a bit of money in and let the mag survive a bit longer even if it does mean putting Darksiders II or Castlevania Lords of Shadow or Resi Operation Raccoon City in prime position... wait I went from general to personal.

    Oh I see you've already said this! I agree!

  13. 2 hours ago, chipsgravy said:

    What kind of games do you like? If you like 90's arcade style titles then there probably is no better console. Yes you could emulate using the actual arcade roms these days but it goes back to the "best version of a game" thread. And I prefer ports with all the extras they bring. 

    Where's that thread? I can't find it !

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