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  1. Now this is something I'll be all over from day one. I love the astro city cabs and their sanwa sticks/buttons (aren't they the same that was used on the DC Arcade Stick?) and I also loved the idea of the Starforce Pi (here). So... if I could get one of these and mod it to play lots of games then that would be awesome. Will be looking forwards to this one.
  2. WizRider

    Nintendo Switch

    I bought my lad one of these for Christmas and it's REALLY good. It has NFC for Amiibos and full gyro support too. Really impressed for the price.
  3. Now that I've got mine all working fine, despite the battle I had with the screen in the first instance, the Odroid Advance is a great bit of kit. I highly recommend it. I also bought my brother a RG350 for Xmas and that's probably on par overall with the Odroid Advance. You won't go too far wrong with either.
  4. I've just pre-ordered it now. It looks great. In fairness, all of their books are great in my opinion.
  5. Can we have a version for the Vectrex please? It'd be amazing. I think I'll buy that on Switch right away. Thanks for the heads-up.
  6. I don't know if it's acceptable to mention something you're selling in here (I kinda did already a couple of posts up) but I've just created a 'For Sale' item in the Trading folder: I'd love these games to go to a welcoming home so please do feel like you can make me an offer. If there's no interest after a while I'll probably split them and sell them individually. I spent a fair bit of time taking photos of each game and scouring eBay for a realistic/fair price for each so hopefully I'm not too far from a fair asking price. If this isn't good form, then please just let me know and I'll delete it.
  7. Hi folks. I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this but before I start selling my Saturn collection (such that it is), I was wondering if you guys could give me a rough indication of value for the 21 games I have? Most of them have instruction manuals and most cases vary between okay and pretty decent. There might be one that's a bit tatty or one that's in really good condition. Hopefully the photo will show you that though. I suspect a lot of them are the £10 on eBay types but I also suspect that a few might go for £20 or even £40 plus. Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated. I'd like to sell them on here to a good home in one lot ideally (I know I could probably get more money if I split them out). Thanks.
  8. Could you not get a version of MAME for your phone (especially if it's Android) along with the ROM and then use HDMI out in conjunction with an OTG port with a USB trackball (which acts like a mouse, which MAME will support)? Something like this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kensington-Orbit-Trackball-ergonomic-ambidextrous/dp/B000HEW0KW. That would give you a pretty much perfect replica on your home TV using a portable(ish) device.
  9. No integer scaling or pixel perfect output options? Ouch. At that res it's got to be smear-o-vision surely? I hope they rectify that in a future update, but then again... how can they if the emulators are built into each cartridge?
  10. A hacked Switch is an amazing thing. Retroarch with LOADS of emulators along with some more modern remakes and re-releases means you're kinda carrying around the entire gaming world on a portable device that you can plug into any TV. Mine has been banned from going online now which is a shame but I knew that going into it. I might even buy a second one later on for Mario Maker 2 and the odd online game. I can't recommend it enough - best console ever for me (even more so than the SNES, Dreamcast, and Xbox OG!).
  11. Agree - that does seem to be their approach. I'm more referring to the big YouTube channels (MVG etc.) that would normally be all over this kind of thing. Maybe I've missed it? I just haven't heard anyone saying "here's the code, here's the process I used to make my own copy and here's the result and here's me playing it in 4k 60fps". I'm also interested in seeing what we can do with it next - just take a look at what happened with Doom after the source code was released. It'd be great to have higher-res textures, higher polygon models, better lighting, a playable Luigi etc. etc. I know it wouldn't be as 'pure' but lets face it, if you want to play the original you still can.
  12. I'm not seeing anyone really mentioning that this is not IP infringement because the code was reverse engineered over thousands of pain staking hours. Nothing was stolen, everything was created from scratch. There are other (legal) projects like this already (Diablo, Outrun, Tomb Raider etc.) with their source code on github so why is this different? No-one seems to be bringing that up. Naturally, the version released on the web (and being downloaded and discussed) ISN'T legal and does infringe as it comes with Nintendo owned assets (sounds, textures etc.) but that's only a part of this release. There is a way to build the application yourself using the assets you've pulled from your own copy of the (legally owned) game and surely Nintendo can't complain about that?
  13. The 8-bit guy did an episode on this kind of thing a while back and there is a sweet spot in terms of age and screen type. Have a look at this Lorf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2v7k-wAm2E.
  14. For some people, myself included, this actually adds to the fun. I use a Framemeister and a Hydra 2 (a 16 port mega RGB scart switch that costs a fortune but is brill) and have about 20 consoles in a permanent set-up. Every time I add a new console to the collection, I really enjoy getting it RGB modded (if possible), getting it connected to the Framemeister and then spending hours tweaking the image settings in the Framemeister to get it as close as possible to a traditional CRT image. It's handy that the Hydra 2 has 2 SCART outputs with one going to the Framemeister (and then onto my big plasma TV) and the other going to my CRT. That makes is really easy to compare the images and tweak the Framemeister. Once it's all set up I can then play on the original hardware on a big screen knowing that it's as close as possible to the 'original experience' from years ago.
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