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Topic   Gaming Set Ups new Let's Talk Modern

Lunar
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* 23-Apr(#1)
Retro Set Up

It's been a long time coming but I've finally got my retro set up to the way I want it.

While it's not as neat or as stylized as those from IG, I value function over style.

This is my completed set up.

Everything is connected to a gcompsw and a gscartsw* and can output to both the CRT and the PVM.

*Except the AV Famicom which is just composite connected to the PVM and a Neo Geo CD that's connected to the CRT via S-Video.

I will type out the complete set up in detail in the OP, coming soon.

Feel free to share your set up!

CRT: Toshiba 27" Model #27AF45
PVM: JVC 13" Model# H1310SU

gcomp #1: Mister with 128MB RAM (VGA to Component Cable)
gcomp #2: Japanese Ocean Blue PS2 (OEM Component Cable)
gcomp #3: Nintendo Wii (OEM Component Cable)
gcomp #4: Japanese Nintendo GameCube Spice Orange (Prism Component Cable)
gcomp #5: RGB Modded Funtastic Ice Blue Nintendo 64 (HDRetrovision Component Cable)
gcomp #6: Playstation 3 Super Slim White with 1TB HDD (HDRetrovision Component Cable)
gcomp #7: PSP 3000 (Crapty Component Cable)
gcomp #8: Daisy Chain to the gscartsw via RGB2COMP

In Limbo: Xbox

gscart #1: Playstation 2 (RGC Guncon Scart Cable)
gscart #2: Playstation with Xstation and MemCard Pro (RGC Guncon Scart Cable)
gscart #3: Jaguar with GameDrive (RGC Scart Cable)
gscart #4: Sega V-Saturn with Satiator (RGC Scart Cable)
gscart #5: Mega SG (DAC via RGC Scart Cable)
gscart #6: Super Nintendo (RGC Scart Cable)
gscart #7: Dreamcast with MODE (RGC Scart Cable)
gscart #8: Sega Genesis 2 with 32X (RGC Scart Cable)

PVM Composite: AV Famicom
PVM S-Video: 3DO
CRT S-Video: Neo Geo CD
CRT Composite: Pioneer LaserDisc Player


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Let's talk Modern!


Oduomega
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10-May(#41)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> This is what my setup currently looks like. There's absolutely no hope for the wiring
> mess, so come at me, bros.
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/SKTIAfE.jpg 3072 4080{imgt}

Also, I see PS4 controllers, but no PS4...
Gypsy
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10-May(#42)
@Renaissance2K This is why I gave up on having everything hooked up.

Nice on the vintage PC. I have an old build in a separate area with a diamondtron monitor. So good.

What display are you feeding the new consoles to?

My permanent hook-ups atm...

CRTs: PS2, PS1, SNES, Dreamcast, Saturn. Recently put the NES away as I went back to Tetris Plus on PS1 over NES Tetris for now.

Plasma: 360, PS3, PS4.

Might hook a PS3 up to the XBR960 CRT soon but I'd have to unhook something else for space.

So stuff that isn't plugged in at all currently would be Wii, Wii U, Genesis/Mega SG/Sega CD, NES, N64, Gamecube, Xbox, PC Engine (off for repair, to be fair).
Renaissance2K
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* 10-May(#43)
Oduomega wrote:
> Also, I see PS4 controllers, but no PS4...

The classic-styled one is paired with the PS5, and I use it to play PS4 games with the Back Button attachment. The black one (which is actually a FFXV controller) is paired with the PSTV. There's another black one behind it, but I honestly don't remember what it's paired to. Possibly the stock PSTV that I have upstairs, or it's just loose for use on PC and the like.

Gypsy wrote:
> What display are you feeding the new consoles to?

The HDMI out is split to the Asus XG27UQ (a 4K 144Hz computer monitor), the PlayStation 3D Monitor, and an AverMedia Live Gamer 4K capture card. There's no room for a "real" TV down here, but I like playing on a PC monitor for the low lag.

The 3D monitor is way too old for 4K signals, so it's downscaled through the HDMI splitter and piped through the mClassic. It's fine for playing older games, but I play mostly on the Asus now because of the lower lag.

Lunar
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* 11-May(#44)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> This is what my setup currently looks like. There's absolutely no hope for the wiring
> mess, so come at me, bros.
>

Very nice, you even combined the modern systems in the same set up.

That rack looks very sturdy and holds alot!

I had to separate into 3 different areas(Retro, Modern/Last Gen and Desktop)

Retro set up I already shared. I have a 4K TV with some of the usual suspects connected, a Shield TV for Plex server.

My desktop area has PS5, XSS, and some of the mini and Analogue systems connected, a Mac Mini for OpenEmu and a second MiSTer.

EDIT: Actually 4 areas lol. My living room has Xbox One X, Switch and a second Shield TV. Mostly play games in the living room with kids.


Renaissance2K
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11-May(#45)
Lunar wrote:
> Very nice, you even combined the modern systems in the same set up.

Since I capture most of what I play, consolidating everything into one setup was the biggest goal.

> That rack looks very sturdy and holds alot!

http://shelving.com sells a whole bunch of sturdy wire shelves like these. In the setup I built, the top shelf is actually slightly longer than the others so it can easily be anchored to the wall while still leaving room to mess with cables.


razeak
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13-May(#46)
@Renaissance2K It's beautiful chaos lol.

What is your estimate on cost for your setup?

@Lunar
what is your estimate?
Gypsy
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13-May(#47)
The estimate is pain lol
Oduomega
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13-May(#48)
Lol
Renaissance2K
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* 14-May(#49)
razeak wrote:
> @Renaissance2K It's beautiful chaos lol.
>
> What is your estimate on cost for your setup?

Not a number I want to calculate. Like the total value of my digital libraries.

Doesn't help that most of the devices have been modded in some way. Everything released before the 360 (plus the Wii) has some sort of a flash cart or ODE.


Lunar
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20-May(#50)
Was thinking about building something like this to store the games.

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loztdogs
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20-May(#51)
^ that is super cool

dunno001
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20-May(#52)
*looks at @Lunar 's shelves with wide eyes*

Can I get like, 10 of those?
Antipop
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20-May(#53)
I'm going to take some new pictures of my setup. Made a lot of improvements since the last photo-op (Feb 2021).
Lunar
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21-May(#54)
Lol those are not my shelves. Found the pic on Pinterest when I was looking at optimal options to store games. I have 2 Billy Book cases and a few smaller ones. I don't really want to buy Atlantic ones everyone raves about. I want something that is more efficient with the space.

Lunar
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24-May(#55)
Anyone want to share their modern systems set up?

nonamesleft
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24-May(#56)
loztdogs wrote:
> ^ that is super cool
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This. X2.
nonamesleft
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24-May(#57)
Lunar wrote:
> Was thinking about building something like this to store the games.
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> 858{imgt}
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That's amazing.
nonamesleft
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24-May(#58)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> This is what my setup currently looks like. There's absolutely no hope for the wiring
> mess, so come at me, bros.
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/SKTIAfE.jpg 3072 4080{imgt}
Nice. And I thought that my handful of tangled wires was a challenge.
Kommie
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* 24-May(#59)



I try to make it look good, it just looks too good.

My Xbox One X is sitting in a closet, can get pics if needed.
Finn
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26-May(#60)
what's with the 2 thermometers?





Kommie
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26-May(#61)
Not sure, but that's where they're at.
nonamesleft
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* 26-May(#62)
Finn wrote:
> what's with the 2 thermometers?
They're to check that the consoles aren't overheating.
Finn
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26-May(#63)
nonamesleft wrote:
> Finn wrote:
>> what's with the 2 thermometers?
> They're to check that the consoles aren't overheating.


lol

Alaisiagae
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26-May(#64)
Stupid question, I've never used the image mark-up before - what pixel dimensions are you using for photos in the mark-up text? I've got a couple photos and want to share them.

Lunar
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26-May(#65)
I use Imgur, they give you links with the img tags already included. I believe bill has code in place to auto size it.

Alaisiagae
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* 26-May(#66)
I'm a dinosaur, I can't figure it out. frown

My set up: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ho4kwbGb6v80tXNGj...

Vita and PSPs aren't visible in the photo above.

Games are on the shelf nearby: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HgBfg5Oz3VXl6z2ha...

Update: Thank you @Kommie

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Kommie
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30-May(#67)
If you use the site IMGBB they give you links to embed with a copy/paste function. Imgur is useless on mobile cause they won't let you do anything on a phone unless you download their stupid app.
Kommie
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30-May(#68)
Oof, those PS2 games with the stupid GameStop sticker on the insert @Alaisiagae
Alaisiagae
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* 30-May(#69)
Kommie wrote:
> Oof, those PS2 games with the stupid GameStop sticker on the insert @Alaisiagae
>
I know, but the prices were great and all those PS2 games are otherwise in excellent condition (disc, case, and manual). I think 1 or 2 have the sticker on the outside sleeve instead of on the insert. I don't know what happened, but pristine condition PS3 games became hard to find around the time they were ditching the PS2 games from the stores. By then, the stickers were all on the outside, so I swapped the cases of the PS3 games I had with some new ones. Most of the PS3 games are from GTZ.

Johnny
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30-May(#70)
Alaisiagae wrote:
> I'm a dinosaur, I can't figure it out. frown
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> Vita and PSPs aren't visible in the photo above.
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> Update: Thank you @Kommie
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Turn that ps logo on your ps2 to make it level with the floor! I just saw a Tik tok you can do that.

Topic   Gaming Set Ups new Let's Talk Modern