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  1. Oh yes. No problems there. All other console devices connected are nice and responsive.
  2. I've recently set up a pi 3b for emulation and whilst the ease of setting one up using a pre built image and sheer versatility of the overall solution is very welcome - one of the things which I am noticing is input lag (at least thats what I think it is). Aria of Sorrow on GBA and Devil Crush on PCE don't feel as snappy as I'm used to (noting that I've only ever played Devil Crush via the Wii VC - never on original hardware). And Parapper is, frankly, impossible. Its not a fatal blow as there are retro games which don't rely on timing to be enjoyed - but I am worried that I will get a false impression of titles which I am not familiar with. It also feels as though its worse than emulation solutions which I have experienced elsewhere. For example GBA being emulated on the PSP. Is this a well trodden issue? And can I do anything about it (changing TV and/or using original hardware notwithstanding).
  3. MrMorgasaurus

    Turn your Wii into a fantastic emulation machine

    Was modding one for a mate who sourced it from CEX. Didn't look new so I presume its been reset in some manner - though I've never done it myself.
  4. MrMorgasaurus

    Turn your Wii into a fantastic emulation machine

    I've recently done this following a different guide. For step 4 its worth noting the following in relation to running Letterbomb. If you don't have any messages/memos already on your Wii you won't see the Letterbomb. Its spelt out in this guide: https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-install-the-wii-homebrew-channel-2498513 "If you have a brand new Wii, this reportedly won't work until there is at least one message in your message board. If your Wii is new and you have no messages, create a memo on your Wii before going on to the next step. To create a memo, go to the Wii Message Board by clicking the envelope in the little circle on the lower right corner of the main menu, then click on the create message icon, then the memo icon, then write and post a memo." Once you create the memo and quit out of your messages and then return you will see the Letterbomb and can continue with the hack. @dumpster May be worth updating the original post to include this.
  5. MrMorgasaurus

    Huge Capcom Announcement - Home Arcade

    More please
  6. Dug my Xbox Crystal out of the garage recently when I was back visiting my folks. Had a blast resurrecting my Wii and finding out what it can do. So now its time to turn my attention to the orginal modders machine. Better whip that capacitor out sharpish! Was put off by the lack of wireless controller options - but found this: https://hackaday.com/2019/02/08/use-your-360-controllers-on-the-original-xbox/ Some chap in Oz has hacked together an arduino(?) board to allow original 360 controllers to work with the OG box. Judging by his twitter feed he's also working on emulating the Steel Battallion controller - as well as allowing other bluetooth controllers to work using the same board. Its £50 via his Etsy order page with pre-orders open for the next week or so. https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/682458413/preorder-ogx360-4-player-support-add Or here is his Github if you fancy doing it yourself: https://github.com/Ryzee119/ogx360 I've speculatively taken the plunge and will report back in 2 months when it will hopefully have arrived.
  7. Love these games - but I've always wondered why they don't make the ship out of the same stuff that 'the force' is made out of. I mean come on - fools. That really has tainted my enjoyment a bit. Anyway if, after that, you can somehow manage to continue to suspend your disbelief I can thoroughly recommend R-Type Delta on the original PlayStation. For an early 3d game its aged surprisingly well visually. They don't mess with the R-Type formula and the weapon choice and enemies are varied and fun - best of the bunch I reckon*. *Full disclosure - I'm yet to properly attack the PS2 outing. Though it felt a little too slow for the brief period I did try it.
  8. MrMorgasaurus

    Currently playing...

    Just coming to the end of castlevania Circle of the moon on GBA. It’s definitely the worst of the 3 gba titles. But still very enjoyable - and better than I was expecting. Been playing via emulation on PSP and it’s mostly ok but some bosses and rooms have suffered badly from frame rate drops (the Zombie dragons were borderline unplayable). When I started out I thought it would be pretty much perfect emulation. It really isn’t. I’ll definitely be revisiting the other 2 after this but on native hardware.
  9. @Fireproofradiator if you decide you’d like a 19 blade fan I’m happy to post you my spare. May as well put it to good use. Let me know. Can’t guarantee what difference it will make though.
  10. Not sure it is the cheaper option. A new fan was a 12 Quid. Also not sure how prevalent the 60 gig back compat version is on the 2nd hand market. But I’ve not really looked. That said - maybe the emulation offered by cfw on a standard machine is good enough these days and all the effort required to look after the older model is unnecessary.
  11. I did this the other day. Stripped the PS3 60Gb down. Cleaned it. Changed the thermal paste. And intended to upgrade the fan to a new 19 blader in the interests of getting better temps and airflow Takes a wee while - and I've never applied thermal paste before - but its not too complicated. Note that I did not go the whole 9 yards and remove the integrated heat spreader from the chips and replace the paste under there because it looked far too dangerous - I just replaced the paste for the contact between the IHSs and the coolers. Thing is - its not really any less noisy now than it was before and the temps aren't massively improved. The only change has been that I feel better that the thermal paste has been changed because apparently that stuff has a shelf life. Turns out my fan already had 19 blades so my purchase of the part was unwarranted (you can even tell how many blades you have on your existing fan without opening the case if you shine a torch into one of the exhaust ports and count the visible fins). I can find a guide if you like. Should have checked first. My advice would be stick a custom firmware on it first (which is relatively easy) and get an idea of the temps on your CPU & GPU under load. It will tell you the fan speed (as %age) and temps - from there you can make a call on whether its worth cracking it open and doing the job based on the reported statistics and your tolerance for noise.
  12. MrMorgasaurus

    Turn your Wii into a fantastic emulation machine

    This thread has resulted in a real Wiinascence for me. Bought a wii arcade stick in the trading folder and everything. Having both my GC games and Wii games on USB storage is great. Been dabbling with PC emulation and looking at all singing/dancing emulation boxes recently - but turns out modding the real hardware is just as convenient but a heck of a lot cheaper. Oh - and you don't stumble over the odd hiccup you get on emus either. Was also looking at getting the new PS1 mini - but thanks to my experience here I've gone and ordered a cheap 2nd hand PS3 to mod instead as that will do the job and more besides.
  13. MrMorgasaurus

    The Emulator Thread

    Thought I’d give an update on my experience with the nettop. Gave Lakka a spin last night. Results were patchy but encouraging. Rom compatibility and discovery was limited from the images I have already which is annoying as I’ve seen them work on other stand alone emulators. Figuring out why (naming convention, format, compression?) for each instance will be painful. Hence the pi image route is looking attractive right now. Though I presume that i can still use lakka if I can source and expand a pi image and simply pull the games out as they will be in the right format? Unable to test 32bit gen performance. PsOne, N64 and up didn’t even run. Turns out this may be due to running the 32 bit version of Lakka. Either that or the embedded video driver has some sort of issue with 3D rendering for my machine configuration So I’ll have to wipe and start again with the 64 bit version and see if that fixes things. On the plus side of things what did work was great (just neo geo + gba). Playing GBA Aria of Sorrow on a 360 Arcade stick felt great for example. And the positives have been enough to make me feel it’s worth persevering. So I’ll be reinstalling and trying again tonight. Recalbox also looks very similar so I can try that if I continue to have problems with the 3D console emulation.
  14. MrMorgasaurus

    The Emulator Thread

    Hmmmm.. food for thought. Thanks for the offer. Looks like I should give Lakka a spin first and see what its like. No harm in doing so really. Plus it looks like its got Dual Shock 3 support out of the box and I've got a spare one of those knocking about somewhere.
  15. MrMorgasaurus

    The Emulator Thread

    Alas its a nettop - so tiny case, no PCIE slot etc. - so it will be using the onboard graphics only. Still viable? One thing that is attractive from the Pi point of view is the availability of images which are just download/build and everything is right there. Is there anything similar/recommended on the x86 side of things?

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