GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

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by Gemini73 » Wed May 08, 2019 11:59 am

kerr9000 wrote:Got a slim ps2 all wires 2 official pads, a memory card and 4 games goldeneye rogue agent, the lord of the rings the return of the king, star wars battlefront 2 and kingdom hearts (all of them boxed but with kingdom hearts missing its manual) for 10quid.


That's an excellent bargin. Had my own Slim PS2 for years and it's still going strong. Great little console.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Dig Dug » Wed May 08, 2019 12:41 pm

I'm still uploading these 3 times a day.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by jawafour » Tue May 14, 2019 9:07 am

Dig Dug wrote:...I've been working on a big project recently where I will be posting 3 videos a day talking about video games from the 80s, 90s and 00s...

Hey, Dig Dug, I've only just seen this post... this sounds like a huge-but-cool project! Fifteen vids a week! The idea is interesting; a short, sharp sixty seconds of game info.

I have watched your first vid, Fantasy Zone, and your most recent two, Star Fox Adventures and Prince of Persia. I could see clear improvement! In Fantasy Zone the sound of the game was a little loud in comparison to your voice, but the levels were set much better on the last two vids. Your script delivers a quick, succinct summary of the games. The only suggestion I can offer is that they could be even better if you slowed down your speech; you have good elocution and it could be enhanced by a slightly slower delivery. Well done, man!

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by kerr9000 » Tue May 14, 2019 10:33 am

Went to a local Indy game shop and got a loose n64 pilot wings cart for £5 and then the network disc for the ps2 with case and manual for £5. I have had the ps2 network/hardrive adaptor for years but never had the disc, I ended up using a macboot memory card to use it, not sure ill start using it the proper way but its nice to have the option.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Gemini73 » Tue May 14, 2019 10:48 am

Dig Dug wrote:I'm still uploading these 3 times a day.


These are really good! Well written, clearly spoken and very informative given the short nature of each vid.

Made me want to revisit R-Type.

Good stuff. 8-)

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by kerr9000 » Tue May 14, 2019 3:50 pm

Not sure everyone would call it retro but got a wii for £7.50 today it has all its wires and 2 nunchucks but no remote, but it did come with wii sports in a paper case and then 4 games all boxed with instructions wii play, the bigs, tna impact and tiger woods pga tour 09 (the last ones still sealed).

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Ploiper » Thu May 16, 2019 10:46 pm

enjoyed another play through of Aladdin on the mega drive today. I used to think that final boss fight with jafar was so difficult as a kid, these days, not so much.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Ad7 » Thu May 16, 2019 10:51 pm

I never made it to Jafar, but I got oh so close a few times.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Trelliz » Fri May 17, 2019 4:39 am

Ad7 wrote:I never made it to Jafar, but I got oh so close a few times.


So near yet so Jafar.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Ad7 » Fri May 17, 2019 6:02 am

I'll set them up, you knock them down

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by The Doom Spoon » Fri May 17, 2019 8:38 am

Feels like ages since I've posted on here! (probably because it has been...)

Anyway it was my birthday the other day and my wife got me something ive been after for ages, a GCHD MK2! So now I can finally get the best image quality out of my cube(s) and more importantly, stream to Twitch using real hardware! :toot:

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Also the other day I popped into my local CEX and picked up these two awesome games! Not sure if I ever completed Bounty Hunter so I'm looking forward to playing through it again (possibly a stream???).

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Also Ive had some time off so Ive taken the opportunity to move my games room around. It now feels less claustrophobic.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Sandy » Fri May 17, 2019 10:53 am

The Doom Spoon wrote:Feels like ages since I've posted on here! (probably because it has been...)

Anyway it was my birthday the other day and my wife got me something ive been after for ages, a GCHD MK2! So now I can finally get the best image quality out of my cube(s) and more importantly, stream to Twitch using real hardware! :toot:

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How are you finding it? After almost 2 years my GC Video by ZXP arrived the other day. I haven't really had a chance to properly test it yet but I'm off work today so will probably spend a bit of time with it. I'm going to give it a go running it through my Framemeister as well, even though they're not as great with anything over 240p. Will be interesting to see what give the best results.

I don't have a capture card of any kind so will just have to use the old fashioned words to show my findings.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by jawafour » Fri May 17, 2019 10:59 am

The Doom Spoon wrote:Feels like ages since I've posted on here! (probably because it has been...)

Anyway...

Yeah! Good to see you back, Doom! I know you've been spending time getting fit and, more importantly, improving your game room setup :toot: .

That GameCube HD looks superb and it'd be great to see you do a few streams using it :-) .

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by The Doom Spoon » Sun May 19, 2019 1:13 pm

Sandy wrote:How are you finding it? After almost 2 years my GC Video by ZXP arrived the other day. I haven't really had a chance to properly test it yet but I'm off work today so will probably spend a bit of time with it. I'm going to give it a go running it through my Framemeister as well, even though they're not as great with anything over 240p. Will be interesting to see what give the best results.

I don't have a capture card of any kind so will just have to use the old fashioned words to show my findings.


Awesome how come it took two years to arrive?!

Yea I love it! It's amazing how much nicer the gamecubes looks now! Used it to stream last night and was awesome. Also theres so much to customise via the in-built menu, you can really get it looking hwo you want.

Ive heard these adapters work quite well with Framemeisters. I've never used one personally so I couldnt comment!

jawafour wrote:Yeah! Good to see you back, Doom! I know you've been spending time getting fit and, more importantly, improving your game room setup :toot: .

That GameCube HD looks superb and it'd be great to see you do a few streams using it :-) .


Thanks Jawa its been mad the last few weeks! I used it to stream RS2: Rogue Leader last night and it looked great! I have to say I prefer playing with scanlines on but it doesnt look too hot on stream (that comes down to me though, I need to go into the GCHD menus and adjust the scanlines so they look better on stream!). I have to say though without scanlines and on a smaller laptop screen (rather than the 32" tv im playing on) the image looks so nice and smooth and crisp! Will be interesting to see how it looks when streaming games via the Gameboy Player!

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by jawafour » Sun May 19, 2019 1:39 pm



Yes! It's arrived!

I have got my copy of Sega Master System: A Visual Compendium, the latest title in the series by Bitmap Books.

You can check out a few snapshots above; it's very well made with a lush, glossy feel and pages that are well laid out. I backed the project via Kickstarter and this edition comes complete with a slipcase adorned with a lenticular cover... it just looks great! Additionally, there are a few gatefold pull-outs, red and blue fabric page markers, and 3D glasses for viewing screenshots of the console's 3D games :-) .

I'm gonna spend quite some time looking through this and enjoying the nostalgia. The book has a forward, and an interview, with Mark Cerny (yep, Sony's PS4 console architect) who formerly worked at Sega.

Excellent stuff and I really hope that Bitmap Books will go on to produce a Mega Drive version!

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Jamo3103 » Sun May 19, 2019 8:06 pm

Wow, that's a beautiful book Jawa. Been having a look at the other Bitmap books and they really do look great, I might have to pick some up for myself.

I'm a big fan of nice gaming books, most of mine are Zelda related but I did recently pick up the NES Encyclopedia written by Chris Scullion (formerly of loads of UK gaming mags) and it's great. I find these types of books are a really nice way to find out about loads of games you didn't even realise existed!

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by The Doom Spoon » Mon May 20, 2019 11:01 am

jawafour wrote:

Yes! It's arrived!


That's stunning! I'm not normally one to lust after books but this one is different, I dont think I've seen one so elegantly produced! I've done ahead and followed them on Twitter. Have they produced any others yet? A Mega Drive one would be amazing!

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by jawafour » Mon May 20, 2019 1:51 pm

The Doom Spoon wrote:That's stunning! I'm not normally one to lust after books but this one is different, I dont think I've seen one so elegantly produced! I've done ahead and followed them on Twitter. Have they produced any others yet?...

They have, dude; for the Commodore 64, Amiga, NES, SNES and Spectrum and they've all been well-received. Each book is worth a look, in my view - I have the computer ones plus the latest Master System version.

The Doom Spoon wrote:...A Mega Drive one would be amazing!

It's a definite possibility, Doom. The Master System one was the first "official" book and Sega supplied some great info and support for the production. If a Master System one can be produced, I'd imagine that a Mega Drive one must be an option. I certainly hope so!

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Sandy » Mon May 20, 2019 7:46 pm

The Doom Spoon wrote:Awesome how come it took two years to arrive?!

Yea I love it! It's amazing how much nicer the gamecubes looks now! Used it to stream last night and was awesome. Also theres so much to customise via the in-built menu, you can really get it looking hwo you want.

Ive heard these adapters work quite well with Framemeisters. I've never used one personally so I couldnt comment!


The guy making it was ill for a while and no one heard from him for ages, then he basically sent out and email saying what had happened and gave really good updates from that point onwards. Once he managed to start working on it again properly it was a pretty quick production schedule.

I tried it in a couple of scenarios last night, each time it's been on a Philips 4K TV. I do plan on trying it out on a 2012 Sony that handles 1080p and lower resolutions much better but haven't had a chance yet.

Firstly, normal PAL 50hz game straight from the console to my receiver....meh. It really doesn't look great. It outputs an interlaced image and is a jaggy mess that tears all over the place.

Second, PAL60 game straight from the console to my receiver. Much better! This is what I was hoping for. It's outputting a progressive scan image, all of the tearing has gone and the image as a whole it much improved. Main complaint it that it looks a little washed out colour wise.

Finally, PAL60 game from the console to the framemeister to the receiver. This is by far the best option. The image is sharp and the colours are vibrant.

I haven't tried a 50hz game through the Framemeister yet so will be interested to see how it performs with that. At some point in the future if I ever have time I'll attempt to get screen shots of the different options; if I don't forget / find the time.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Green Gecko » Mon May 20, 2019 8:22 pm

I guess the main problem with 50Hz games is that the HD/HDMI standard is 30 or 60fps and there's no really graceful way of handling 50Hz content. Don't the N64 HDMI mods handle that OK though, I've seen at least one?

I don't think I ever had a TV that couldn't handle 60Hz though so I always held down B to set 60Hz mode as long as I can remember - even through RF adapter (it just made the wobbly scanlines move faster lol)!

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