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  1. Thanks Alex. Already tried that and multiple devices to ensure it's not a local cookie issue. How long have you been a memeber? I joined fairly recently and believe there is only 1 admin left but due to my persona no gratis status I can't even IM them for help. Really bugging me as I had some info to ask for and give based on my recent fmcb installation.
  2. Hi, I'm registered on the above and can login ok but when I try to read or respond to a post I get an error : You do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons: Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system? If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation. There is no response from the admin and I can't seem to figure out if there was a rule about making a first post somewhere etc. Anyone from here also a user there? Give me a pointer please? thanks
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    Retro gaming magazine scan archives

    Ad in our local (Southport) paper. Someone selling a complete run of Super Nintendo magazines from 92 - 94 for £40 iirc.
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    Finally setup a PS2 HDD /FHDB

    There are lists of compatible drives online. One thing to note if you have a genuine Sony adaptor is that you'll need to mod it to fit a Western Digital drive as the power and data connectors are slightly further apart. Only takes a few minutes and no special tools.
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    Finally setup a PS2 HDD /FHDB

    I started out similar but it's cleaner looking to not have the card stuck in the front. Forgot to mention but I also use a USB powered PS2 to HDMI convertor to get it nicely on my new TV which is only HDMI input.
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    Finally setup a PS2 HDD /FHDB

    It was initially. I had a cheap SATA to IDE convertor and the poorly soldered pins on the SATA connector came loose so had to get another. Now using a Startech Sata2IDE3 which I just leave plugged into the mobo. When I want to copy across some games I whip the HDD out of the PS2 (its only 2 screws) and pop into the PC. Then, I use WInHiip to copy the ISO's across. Doesn't take long and I'm just doing things in batches now, waiting until I have a handful of games to send across. You can use FTP (assuming its a genuine Sony network adaptor) or even run off an SMB. Being old fashioned I like things simple so locally store the games even though there is cat5 cabling by the PS2 I could use. It's not difficult to setup as such but if you go wrong somewhere or something doesn't work quite right it can be a pain tracking down a thread with something similar that you can use to trouble shoot. That said, now it's working I've no issues. Next on the list might be to pretty up the interface with a theme so I can see the individual game boxart although none of that detracts from the experience overall.
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    Finally setup a PS2 HDD /FHDB

    Hi Lorfarius, I started with just the FMCB card to boot with games on the HDD. Managed to get the FMCB onto the HDD (then known as FHDB). Hit the power button, loads to the FMBC menu in a matter of seconds. Select loader of choice (I use Open PS2 Loader) and run game from there. Load times seem pretty decent. Not had any issues once I'd finally sorted the setup out. I heard some virtual memory card games can take ages (minutes) to load and save but I've not had anything close to that in the games I've been playing. I'll probably sell on the FMCB card and spare PS2 Phat now I have no need for them.
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    MAME pointers / advice / guidance

    Thanks Squeaky. Hadn't looked at it that way but makes sense now. Just a ballache to keep grabbing what must be many gigs of ROMs every so often. I'll stick to my real arcade cab then...
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    MAME pointers / advice / guidance

    out of curiousity as someone else interested in building a MAME why is there a need to get new ROM sets? Surely the games are ancient and nothing there has changed. Are MAME front ends not agnostic enough to read common ROM sets? thanks
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    jammaplus/forum - hijacked?

    Thanks Lorfarious. Must have missed that. Shame as it was still active. Will have to look at options as trying to sell off some of my spare jamma boards. Was also great place to learn about cabs.
  11. Does anyone on here also use jammaplus/forum? Can't access the site anymore. Though it was the company filter at first but now just looks like it's been hijacked.
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    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    I should have been clearer in my post too. I'm on PC which is really where FPS should be played. Everything else is just so...compromised. Played Hitman Contracts on PS2 for the first time last night and the PC just knocks spots off it.
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    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    Not to blow my own trumpet but it's not all that hard to go through on the highest setting. Combat didn't seem all that bad and a bit more balanced than earlier Wolf games (trying to finish that Deathshead guy lobbing missiles was a real challenge but not fun) Never understood the point of playing a game on easy. You may as well just watch it on Youtube/Twitch if you can't do it yourself. No offense meant btw.
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    Finally setup a PS2 HDD /FHDB

    The thing is k&m are acknowledged as being far better than console controllers. Pretty sure even after practice I'll still get served by most people in a competitive console game but that's life. An old fashioned nes type controller is far better on console imo.
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    Finally setup a PS2 HDD /FHDB

    Thanks all. Plenty for me to download buy at the carboot this weekend. Still getting the hang of thumbsticks. Been trying on 360 too and it's just so compromised having been a PC gamer for many, many years. Read an interesting article that M$ are about to enable mouse and keyboard on XBOne to bring the experience closer to PC users and make it a platform of choice in the new wave of multi platform games.
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