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by Cheeky Devlin » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:21 pm

I think Amazon has them for around £10 or so. They're not expensive and they work really well.

I'm not sure what the going rate for Wiimotes is these days, but bear in mind just how many Wii's sold to people who don't normally game. I imagine there's a decent enough supply of them. I've got one with Motion+ built in and a standard one and they both just work well.

Third-party ones might be a bit iffy though. I would look into it before buying anything.

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by Sandy » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:22 pm

Amazon £17. It's called the Mayflash W010 Dolphin Bar.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:23 pm

Sandy wrote:Amazon £17. It's called the Mayflash W010 Dolphin Bar.

That's the one.

It's got a few modes as well so you can use it like any other controller, a mouse pointer, or a Wiimote. Even the speaker works with it. :D

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by Pedz » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:42 pm

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That's not a growth wrote:I remember the days you could get a decent machine for £600 if you were thrifty with a few parts. There used to be articles about building a PC with better performance than the then current consoles for less cost. Those were the days.

The potato masher /potato masher pro series is still going on YouTube, but even then, the cost of the parts in the machine are higher now than they were when it was built, meaning it would now be more expensive than the "4K" consoles. He still playtests a lot of big new releases on it, and it goes a long way to showing how even a low-mid range set up still generally handles 1080p60fps with ease.


Kind of related, and I go into this a little more in the Emulation thread, but I just bought a refurbed Dell Optiplex 3020 and a GTX 1030 based on this video:


Arrived yesterday and while I've not got the graphics card yet I'm very impressed with how well it managed Dolphin and Citra just using the built in Intel Graphics chip. Citra ran Metroid and Ocarina/Majora's Mask at what appeared to be full speed (At their native resolution to be fair) and Dolphin allowed me to get 40-60fps on F-Zero GX straight out of the box.

I'm expecting a significant bump to the performance once I get the card into it.

All that for the low price of around £190 (Half of that is the Graphics card).

Plus it's small enough that I can easily take it round to friends houses and just hook it up.


Haven't looked at the vid yet, but how would it do with more modern games?

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by Cheeky Devlin » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:44 pm

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That's not a growth wrote:I remember the days you could get a decent machine for £600 if you were thrifty with a few parts. There used to be articles about building a PC with better performance than the then current consoles for less cost. Those were the days.

The potato masher /potato masher pro series is still going on YouTube, but even then, the cost of the parts in the machine are higher now than they were when it was built, meaning it would now be more expensive than the "4K" consoles. He still playtests a lot of big new releases on it, and it goes a long way to showing how even a low-mid range set up still generally handles 1080p60fps with ease.


Kind of related, and I go into this a little more in the Emulation thread, but I just bought a refurbed Dell Optiplex 3020 and a GTX 1030 based on this video:


Arrived yesterday and while I've not got the graphics card yet I'm very impressed with how well it managed Dolphin and Citra just using the built in Intel Graphics chip. Citra ran Metroid and Ocarina/Majora's Mask at what appeared to be full speed (At their native resolution to be fair) and Dolphin allowed me to get 40-60fps on F-Zero GX straight out of the box.

I'm expecting a significant bump to the performance once I get the card into it.

All that for the low price of around £190 (Half of that is the Graphics card).

Plus it's small enough that I can easily take it round to friends houses and just hook it up.


Haven't looked at the vid yet, but how would it do with more modern games?

I'm hoping to check that out once I get my graphics card, but it should be able to handle GTA V, Rocket League and some other more recent games with some tweaking to their settings. The 1030 card only has 2GB of DDR5 RAM so it's not a huge amount.

EDIT: That said PC games aren't really the focus of what I want to do with it. It's a nice bonus, but I'm not going to be too annoyed if it's not fantastic. Definitely going to load it up with as much as I can though. I'll probably need to double the hard drive space though. I've got about 2Tb in it right now and I've only got about 400Gb left after putting all my ROMs in. Something like GTA V or Doom is gonna chew through that.

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by Pedz » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:44 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:
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That's not a growth wrote:I remember the days you could get a decent machine for £600 if you were thrifty with a few parts. There used to be articles about building a PC with better performance than the then current consoles for less cost. Those were the days.

The potato masher /potato masher pro series is still going on YouTube, but even then, the cost of the parts in the machine are higher now than they were when it was built, meaning it would now be more expensive than the "4K" consoles. He still playtests a lot of big new releases on it, and it goes a long way to showing how even a low-mid range set up still generally handles 1080p60fps with ease.


Kind of related, and I go into this a little more in the Emulation thread, but I just bought a refurbed Dell Optiplex 3020 and a GTX 1030 based on this video:


Arrived yesterday and while I've not got the graphics card yet I'm very impressed with how well it managed Dolphin and Citra just using the built in Intel Graphics chip. Citra ran Metroid and Ocarina/Majora's Mask at what appeared to be full speed (At their native resolution to be fair) and Dolphin allowed me to get 40-60fps on F-Zero GX straight out of the box.

I'm expecting a significant bump to the performance once I get the card into it.

All that for the low price of around £190 (Half of that is the Graphics card).

Plus it's small enough that I can easily take it round to friends houses and just hook it up.


Haven't looked at the vid yet, but how would it do with more modern games?

I'm hoping to check that out once I get my graphics card, but it should be able to handle GTA V, Rocket League and some other more recent games with some tweaking to their settings. The 1030 card only has 2GB of DDR5 RAM so it's not a huge amount.

EDIT: That said PC games aren't really the focus of what I want to do with it. It's a nice bonus, but I'm not going to be too annoyed if it's not fantastic. Definitely going to load it up with as much as I can though. I'll probably need to double the hard drive space though. I've got about 2Tb in it right now and I've only got about 400Gb left after putting all my ROMs in. Something like GTA V or Doom is gonna chew through that.



I was thinking it it had retro games on it and was able to play modern games, recently, then I could buy it for the kids and they came stay away from my pc :lol:

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:33 pm

Remember how I'm always moaning about Rock Paper Shotgun's mysterious supporter programme, how it's an odd holdover from their time as an independent site and that they've never really made it gel with their multiple takeovers by increasingly massive conglomerates?

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/1 ... dbye-soon/

Over the the past year, we’ve been showing a message to those of you who use an ad blocker. This message basically says, “Hey, could you not?”. It then offers a few options: whitelist RPS in your ad blocker, become an RPS supporter to get access to an official ad-free version of the site, or ignore the message and continue reading the site anyway.

We are starting to take this third option away.


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by Trelliz » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:36 pm

I guess i'll start taking me reading their site away as well then.

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:44 pm

RPS is owned and funded by the company that bought the entire Gamer Network and runs all the PAX conferences. RPS is the only site they own with its own independent income stream outside of advertising (the supporter programme) and now the only one to ban adblock users.

It's...bizarre.

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by Mafro » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:26 pm



Nonce.

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by Sandy » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:56 pm

The platform for adults that fancy kids.

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by <]:^D » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:03 pm

id like to know the background to this story but im not sure i want to be googling any of that stuff :dread: :lol:

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by Sandy » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:08 pm

There's basically a mode in the game that lets you molest underaged girls with very little clothing on.

It happens all the time, Sony or Nintendo tell the publisher to remove the offending section of the game and all of the paedos come out of the woodwork crying that they won't be able to molest the underage girls in the game.

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by Knoyleo » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:52 pm


:lol: :dread:

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by Johnny Ryall » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:59 pm

Yeah why don't you grow up you juvenile???

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by andretmzt » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:09 am

As long as the infinite watermelon lives on.

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by Jazzem » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:16 am

Knoyleo wrote:
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...checkmate? :|

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by Jenuall » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:06 am

Tafdolphin wrote:RPS is owned and funded by the company that bought the entire Gamer Network and runs all the PAX conferences. RPS is the only site they own with its own independent income stream outside of advertising (the supporter programme) and now the only one to ban adblock users.

It's...bizarre.


It is bizarre and hasn't made much sense for a while now. The fact that they still moan about ad blockers even for people who subscribe to their supporter program is also ridiculous.

Additionally many people use ad/tracker/script blockers from more of a security perspective than simply a desire to not see annoying ads - some of the gooseberry fool that autoloaded ads can try and do should make anyone block by default! If RPS what me to risk my own security to read their increasingly gooseberry fool content then I'm afraid it's going to be a no from me.

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by Lagamorph » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:28 pm

Didn't a few sites even start running scripts via their ads/site that meant your PC was Bitcoin mining for them for as long as you were in the sire? Just visiting the pages would cause your CPU to go 100% until you closed the site.

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