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HARDWARE/SYSTEMS DISCUSSION / Hacked / Modded ROMS ... Hot or Not?
« on: July 09, 2008, 06:02:37 PM »
Well I suppose they can be weird and even misformed at times but some are interesting. I like it when the developer has redone the entire story and added like a new installment to a classic series. This is destroyed by the weirdo developers that take pleasure in seeing Mario running around butt naked. I am not including the translated mods as they always seem to remain truthful to the original game cant say for sure cos I only speak english

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Vagrant Story, Squaresoft, PS1, I remember many a time I woke up sitting on the couch with a controller by my feet. There would be Ashley in the thick of battle picking which body part to attack for the past x hours. Lol that takes me back

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HARDWARE/SYSTEMS DISCUSSION / Re: Favourite Game Character?
« on: July 09, 2008, 05:45:06 PM »
Mario, Mega Man, Shinobi, Ken / Rya (more a Ken guy Myself)

Favourite all time including todays has to be Tommy Vercetti that guys got charictor

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HARDWARE/SYSTEMS DISCUSSION / Re: Emulation - Good or Bad?
« on: July 09, 2008, 05:38:25 PM »
Interesting question

I think it is a good thing because these old games dont age as well as we would like. Why continue to wear out a hardcopy when you can play a virtual copy just the same. You cant buy them from the companies that made them anymore they couldnt hope to compete with the latest block busters even if you could buy them. But emulators that are not close to 100% compatible are not a good thing who wants to look up a compatibility list to make sure a ROM will run. Anyways the games industry has always been a very small ammount of companies competing we have all given them enough money down through the years. Also reverse engineering a system rocks the people that do it right have my full support

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OFF TOPIC / Re: Time Game
« on: July 09, 2008, 05:24:33 PM »
17:24  ;D

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HARDWARE/SYSTEMS DISCUSSION / Re: New computers added . . .
« on: July 07, 2008, 07:10:17 PM »
Excellent

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GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / Re: Machines Comments?
« on: July 06, 2008, 10:06:43 PM »
Sweet idea then we can drool over the virtual ones

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HARDWARE/SYSTEMS DISCUSSION / Re: Console Wars . . .
« on: July 06, 2008, 08:03:27 PM »
Aghh I really wanted to vote for NES just for the major role they had in making the industry what it is today but sadly I have to consider total units sold so Sony gets it instead

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HARDWARE/SYSTEMS DISCUSSION / NES Cartridge Mod
« on: July 05, 2008, 09:35:14 PM »
Cool idea I wish I had one of these

http://www.slashgear.com/nes-system-squeezed-into-original-game-cartridge-2211275.php

Edit- Found this artical on the NES on a chip. http://tripoint.org/kevtris/Projects/portendo/nesonachip.html
Its a micro that can be scavaged from an old Super 8 which is a peripheral that allows you to play old NES games on a SNES. This little micro emulates the old NES's CPU (Which has a built in APU) and PPU (Which use to be a seperate chip on the original) this leaves only the Input and power supply. Power supply is no problem but the input must be handled by yet another micro. This NES Cartridge mod is actually very advanced. One hell of a mod

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Can anyone see Nintendo regaining its former glory?

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DrewPee the PS3 can be given a bigger HDD but that will not mean you get the same system as the more expensive version you see Sony uses a small microcontroller to emulate PS2 and PS1, this is the same route they went to include backwards compatibility between PS2 and PS1. On the budget PS3 this little micro is missing.

Lol I just found out that my friend with the working Xbox 360 well it dont work any more (red circle) that makes 3/3 failures. Its gone back to the factory.

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altho sony have droped 1 with the 40 gb ps3 NOT being able to play backwards compatible games, its a shame. as people out the will not just want to instantly swap all there ps2 titles for same title on ps3 and pay loads of money to do it
This really annoyed me I was not aware of the issue at the time I bought my PS3 and the first thing I did when I got home was to try running my ps2Yabasic demo disc. I was shocked it didnt run. I can tell you that I was not a happy camper after that.

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Atari could have had it but they took a nasty blow during the console crash of 83 (I think it was 83) Nintendo stepped in and saved the industry if it weren't for Nintendo we wouldnt be playing PS3's today. So Nintendo had it at some stage I dont think Sega ever had to be honest at best they were a close second always in Nintendos shadow on the world market Sega was basically unknown to Americans before the Mega Drive/Genesis. Xbox (or sh!tBox) cannot compete with Sony they are trying to undercut sony by selling shoddy hardware at lower prices Xbox wasnt so bad but after the 360 those people that bought that heap of junk will surely not be stupid enough to waste the money on the next Xbox how many people have the red circle problem I know 3 people who bought a 360 and now only one of those still works and it is only a few months old. Nintendo still have a stake in the market but its just not the force it use to be. Sony is the current king of the consoles. Well thats just my thoughts on the matter.

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Hello gooner, Hi there DrewPee

Im rain_storm and I too learned of this site from dbfinteractive where I first got to know DrewPee. My real name is Michael and I live in Ireland. I am a demoscener and love programming for the vintage DOS platform I am currnetly trying to get my head around Z80 assembler and hope to someday also program on the old 8bit + 16bit console systems (takes a lot of time to learn just one of those so this will take me some years to learn). My first console was the Atari 2600 which got taken apart and reassembled just days after it was bought. Later I had NES then a Master System then a Mega Drive + Mega CD. Then came Playstation and Playstation2. It was on the PS2 that I was to get my first taste of programming in the ps2Yabasic language. Nowadays I have just my PS3. I dont collect systems but I am sort of a groupie

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GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / Re: NES DVD Player
« on: July 04, 2008, 08:08:55 PM »
I cant think right now but if something comes to mind then Ill be sure to suggest it here

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