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  1. I thought I read the Sonic games were going on sale this week. Did I miss it? I'm mainly looking to get Mario and Sonic at the Olympics.
  2. Is it possible to buy a game you already have as a gift for someone else? I want to get Rise of the Tomb Raider but I don't seem to be able to purchase for a friend. This is from the website
  3. The bios version is 5838 which suggests 1.6. It was built in August 2004. The serial number doesn’t match the list I found here as the digits that are 5 and 4th last are 43 and the list seems to go to 42 https://www.xbox-hq.com/html/xbox-tutorials-228.html It is a crystal Xbox but it surprises me if it’s a 1.6 as I bought it second hand and it’s way louder than the original Xbox I bought new when they were selling them off. I will try and find my old Hexen disc to check or burn a new one but is the video chip the best way to check?
  4. I think it’s not but makes sense to check. I guess the hexen tool disc is the easiest way to check this (it’s already soft modded). I have another model in storage but I bought that at the end of Xbox so I assume that is a 1.6 model but will dig that out to check this week as well.
  5. I had a search to see if there were wireless controllers for the original Xbox as my dog kept going to investigate the cables as I was playing SSX Tricky. I found the adapter for the 360 controller last night but if it works with the Xbox one controller then that‘s even better even if it needs multiple 8bitdo adapters (I skipped the 360 so have none of these controllers ). The only problem seems to be this adapter seems to be sold out currently.
  6. Does anyone know if it is safe to simply snap off the clock capacitor? I remember seeing one person saying you can move it back and forth until it snaps but can’t find it now and all the examples I found are using a soldering iron to desolder the capacitor. I will open my Xbox up tomorrow but I suspect it has leaked already.
  7. I have an old ps3 (not my main one) which I picked up with a bundle of games a long time ago. It's a fat model but I think not the first version (with ps2 emulation) but has an old firmware. If I replace the disk with a larger disk will it automatically install the same firmware version. (I did update my original ps3 years ago but don't remember what happened in that case) I may softmod it but if so will it also be able to play ps2 games?
  8. I double checked and I only have paypal. I have definitely picked up 360 games on my pc for the xbox one in the past (and I think also from the console). In this case it seems to be a problem with the store in Ireland https://marketplace.xbox.com/en-ie/Product/Midway-Arcade-Origins/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d8025752082f I checked most other regions and all of them had a price. On the pc when you go there I can see no price so cannot purchase (for ther 360 games a price is shown). When I try on my xbox it after see price it shows the screen to buy but with no price. When you click buy it says this offer is not available in your region (or words to that effect).
  9. I have paypal setup and have also bought 360 games before. I was just coming to ask basically the same question regarding the Midway collection as I also can't buy it. It seems the offer is only available in the US. Can you switch regions easily on xbox?
  10. I don’t think you can unfortunately. I had the same as I had a wii u and 3ds but no switch and couldn’t buy any eshop games for the switch.
  11. 24 hours to be on the safe side. I think it can live that long on cardboard. Plastic and glass it can last up to 3 days apparently. Out of interest did you get a tracking mail from Kickstarter when it was sent out?
  12. Glad it worked out. I found him very helpful as well when I contacted him back at the start of the kickstarter.
  13. I'm still waiting on mine as well. Good to know I'm not the only one.
  14. I guess you could ask to change the delivery address? It may be too late but it’s worth a try. In the bigger picture though I could imagine the last next deliveries could be delayed due to everything going on at the moment.
  15. I want to try this with match day 2. Hopefully faster but still playable
  16. Reminds me of spending ages waiting for a game to load getting to the start screen and then the game crashing. Still multi loads were even worse. I remember one of my neighbours had an interface where he could snapshot games in memory. I don’t recall exactly how it worked but I think he could essentially reload from the snapshot which back then was great.
  17. Latest update says accelerated options are now being prepared for shipping
  18. Double checked and you are right. Must be honest I had forgotten that there were plus and accelerated versions. Thanks for reminding me.
  19. Have the next plus models already shipped? I thought I read they would ship last week but maybe I’m remembering wrong. When they ship do you get a tracking number?
  20. They used to sell some in the shop on the next website but this seems now sold out. They are running a poll for a new kickstarter for another batch at some point though. https://www.specnext.com/kickstarter-2-poll/
  21. Well I may have it in time for my birthday after all.At this stage though I don't mind waiting a bit longer as I understand it will take a while to get all the orders out. Do we know how many units they actually sold?
  22. I have one and plan to set it up over Christmas. It looks good and should work with my xbox controller.
  23. Is there any component cable you would recommend? I have cheap a ps2 hdmi adapter but the lag was noticeable last time I played but I guess that varies per adapter. I checked and my tv seems to have component in so I may try that directly to see what the picture looks like.
  24. Well I hope it makes it but It's a bit worrying. I had hoped to use it to teach basic to my kids like I learned from the brown book way back but at this stage they'll be finished primary school before it comes out. I had been looking at divmmc before the next was announced and thought the next was a better option as it also had hdmi output. I see there is a hdmi adapter for the original spectrum now as well but I don't know if that can be chained with a divmmc or not.
  25. I had the green and pink powerplay cruiser but if I recall correctly it was broken somehow ( the stick didn’t always respond) so I think that was the time when I got a zipstik. The first one I had was black and yellow but I also had a light gray/blue and pink one.
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