Following Retro gaming thread Page 56

  • Malek86 7 Jun 2019 12:24:56 8,598 posts
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    Hyperkin is set to reveal an N64 clone at E3. I wonder about emulation quality. Even x86 emulators are still pretty spotty with some games, and ARM ones are even worse.
  • quadfather 7 Jun 2019 15:05:45 34,672 posts
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    @mrpon

    Lovely stuff, I'll have some of that.
  • quadfather 7 Jun 2019 15:07:08 34,672 posts
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    Got the new Doom episode up and running now.

    There are 2 barons of hell and a cyberdemon on level 2.

    The music so far is absolutely fantastic too.

    I feel I need some practice to master this on ultra violence.

    Cracking maps so far
  • jimnastics 9 Jun 2019 16:31:53 1,632 posts
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    Any recommendations from you chaps for a controller with analog stick(s) to use with retropie?
  • kentmonkey 9 Jun 2019 19:34:09 23,073 posts
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    jimnastics wrote:
    Any recommendations from you chaps for a controller with analog stick(s) to use with retropie?
    I genuinely don't think you can go wrong with a PS3 controller of you want analogue sticks.
  • Psiloc 9 Jun 2019 19:39:28 5,116 posts
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    PlayStation in general tbf, if you're happy with wires you can get a USB adaptor for a few quid of eBay and use PS1 or PS2 controllers.

    Xbox controllers are easier to work with but the DPads aren't good enough for 2D gaming IMO
  • Spectral 10 Jun 2019 02:06:09 6,280 posts
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    The 8bitdo SF30 Pro is nice, but a bit pricey
  • wizbob 10 Jun 2019 07:39:25 916 posts
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    Another vote for the 8bitdo SF30 although I mostly use the analogue stick for Outrun.
  • jimnastics 10 Jun 2019 09:53:37 1,632 posts
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    Excellent stuff guys, ta!
  • mrpon 12 Jun 2019 11:56:23 35,330 posts
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    Fucks sake, I've bought one of these:



    From here $40
  • Malek86 21 Jun 2019 19:27:56 8,598 posts
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    So a few days ago I finally decided to take the plunge, and bought a (relatively) cheap copy of Blood Omen for PC. To my surprise, it was new and boxed. The box and disc still had the shrinkwrapping.

    Of course, I opened both. I could almost hear the collectors screaming in anguish, but I'm more interested in playing these games.

    At this point, the only game I want that I'm still missing is The Neverhood. Maybe someday soon. If I could find it below 30 euro, I would consider it.

    Edited by Malek86 at 19:30:00 21-06-2019
  • DangerousDave_87 22 Jun 2019 00:33:32 6,245 posts
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    L1, Triangle, L2, R2, R2, L2, Circle, L1.

    Just found myself mashing that combination waiting to get into a lobby on Splatoon 2. Some cheat codes you never forget. Even if you rarely used them!
  • Malek86 22 Jun 2019 19:58:55 8,598 posts
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    Honestly, I think the battery-powered Wiimote is the single biggest reason why the Wii doesn't enjoy much love among retrogamers. With other retro consoles, you just connect a controller. With the Wii, you need to have batteries on hand to play. Even for Classic Controller games. Every time I feel like replaying a Wii game, I remember that and bail out.

    In their wisdom, Nintendo decided that the CC will only work if connected to a Wiimote, not the console itself. So yeah, you need batteries. Even games with GC controller support aren't exempt. Because in order to bypass the safety warning screen, you still need a Wiimote. Now that's some serious dedication. I hate it.

    (at least those games can work if you have homebrew channel, to boot up the discs and bypass the OS entirely. But it doesn't my matter since very few games supported the GC controller)

    You'd think maybe the Wii U could fix that situation. Nope, because the Wii U Pro Controller doesn't work with Wii games.

    Is there any solution to this?

    Edited by Malek86 at 20:04:06 22-06-2019
  • Ryze 22 Jun 2019 20:21:25 3,690 posts
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    @Malek86



    https://ebay.us/ALyibU

    Edited by Ryze at 20:24:56 22-06-2019
  • Malek86 22 Jun 2019 20:49:58 8,598 posts
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    Ahah, nope. That's what I'm trying to avoid.

    https://imgur.com/EbjsCpi

    The official Wii Remote Charging Set seems like it might be more interesting - unlike all those unofficial chargers, it exposes the connection port, so I suppose you could technically use a Classic Controller even while it charges? Maybe?

    Unfortunately, those sets are really rare today and quite expensive.

    Edited by Malek86 at 20:50:16 22-06-2019
  • K-Project 23 Jun 2019 19:12:57 477 posts
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    I prefer the Wii needing regular batteries myself. I've got some high energy ones like above, and because our Wii is always in use there's always a set ready to go in. I was never a big fan of built-in batteries. Always worried about what happens when it fails.

    The Wii is well worth modding imho. Very easy to do. I love having all my stuff on a hard drive, it saves both the discs themselves and the Wii's disc drive too. Mine was getting very clicky and often struggled to load games. Plus being able to play GC stuff with the classic controller and not having to switch pads is just brilliant.
  • BurnoutJunkie 23 Jun 2019 22:14:25 1,124 posts
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    @mrpon Let us know how you get on with the BittBoy Pocket Go. It looks pretty neat. My main concern is it actually being able to emulate all of those systems.
  • mrpon 24 Jun 2019 08:26:36 35,330 posts
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    Due today BJ! Review later.
  • Spectral 24 Jun 2019 08:35:38 6,280 posts
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    Raspberry Pi 4 is out. Looking forward to seeing what it can do.
  • K-Project 24 Jun 2019 08:37:46 477 posts
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    Spectral wrote:
    Raspberry Pi 4 is out. Looking forward to seeing what it can do.
    Yeah just seen this. Fantastic news, looks brilliant. Sold out for now, but will definitely be getting one in at some point.
  • Psiloc 24 Jun 2019 09:58:22 5,116 posts
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    @Malek86 I've struggled with the Wii battery stuff in the past too. To top it all off it has this annoying habit of draining the batteries even while it's turned off, so good luck getting the Wii out of storage for a quick go.

    I once tried to solder a USB cable to the battery contacts of a Wiimote to try to get hardwired power but perhaps unsurprisingly that didn't work :)
  • AboutHalfaStevas 25 Jun 2019 00:04:43 1,786 posts
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    So I ordered a Pi 4, because I obviously don't have enough gadgets to fuck around with (a lie), I have too much time on my hands (again...), and I have more money than sense (I... Wait, that one might well be true).
  • mrpon 27 Jun 2019 13:11:39 35,330 posts
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    @BurnoutJunkie Okay so it's small, not GB Micro small but still. Think 1.5 credit cards and you'll be about right. Build quality is lovely, it's a tight compact little unit and absolutely pocketable. There is some light bleed around the screen though, but it's minor. Also a very slight buzz from the unit when you hold it to your ear, but not noticeable during gameplay.

    It comes with an 8GB SD card (and reader) with the firmware/emulators already installed and most emulators have a good 20+ games already installed. Good games too: Marios, Warios, Kirby, Metroids, Castlevanias, Megamans etc..

    I've had a good play around with it and most emulators work pretty well, hitting 60fps on most games. SNES/NES/MAME were slightly ropey, but they are so many config options (and games) it maybe adjustable. Wonderswan/Atari/Lynx/PS1/DOS didn't have any games so not touched those.

    At $40 it's a definite recommend if you can be slightly forgiving.

    PS: It has Cave Story, Doom and Quake 1+2 demos pre-installed and more!
  • quadfather 27 Jun 2019 13:14:30 34,672 posts
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    My little spectrum games book arrived yesterday. Cute little thing, isn't it :)
  • Spectral 27 Jun 2019 13:54:59 6,280 posts
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    Has anyone done much emulation on any android phones/tablets? Tempted to give it a go on my fire 10 hd tablet. Is it possible to boot directly into any kind of emulation front end, like retropie.
  • SuperPelican 27 Jun 2019 14:08:44 12 posts
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    Not really sure on what everyone defines as ‘Retro’. But i’ve Just recently beaten Metal Gear Solid 1 for the first time (Having played it briefly back in 2002) and I have to say I think it was great 👌. Anyone else got experience of playing it?
  • Your-Mother 27 Jun 2019 16:14:40 2,888 posts
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    Still a work in progress but it’s good enough for now:







  • JamboWayOh 27 Jun 2019 16:20:47 14,233 posts
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    Awesome, how much did all this set you back?
  • quadfather 27 Jun 2019 16:29:51 34,672 posts
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    That's amazing stuff
  • Your-Mother 27 Jun 2019 16:41:07 2,888 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    Awesome, how much did all this set you back?
    Far more than it probably should have. With all the extra hardware, monitor, PC, artwork customization, freight delivery etc it topped out at $1600. But it's been a bucket list item for me since I was 10, so screw the expense.
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