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Topic   FS: Switch, Vita, Amiibo W: PayPal

FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
* 14-Jun
He responded to me, paid for my Switch games and they arrived yesterday. Just closed our trade out.

Topic   RTT Nintendo Entertainment System NEC PC Engine Duo-R Sega Mega Drive (Japan) Sega Saturn Sega Dreamcast Sega CD Nintendo 64 Sega Master System PlayStation PlayStation 2 Famicom Disk System

FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
* 13-Jan
DefaultGen wrote:
> FrictionPin wrote:
>> Gypsy wrote:
> |>> Lunar wrote:
>> |>>
>> |>> yes or no?
>> |>>
>> |>>
> |>>
> |>> That refresh rate is completely unnecessary for you.
>>
>> Also the price is ridiculously high, you could easily get a 4K with the same options
>> for cheaper.
>
> Give me high refresh rates over 4K any day. High refresh rates are beautiful.
>

Meh, I don't really need that as I don't do FPS or the latest MMORPG stuff. Factorio looks great at 60Hz. :)

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FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
13-Jan
Gypsy wrote:
> Lunar wrote:
>>
>> yes or no?
>>
>>
>
> That refresh rate is completely unnecessary for you.

Also the price is ridiculously high, you could easily get a 4K with the same options for cheaper.

Topic   RTT Nintendo Entertainment System NEC PC Engine Duo-R Sega Mega Drive (Japan) Sega Saturn Sega Dreamcast Sega CD Nintendo 64 Sega Master System PlayStation PlayStation 2 Famicom Disk System

FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
6-Jan
Once your info is out there, it's never going back in the bottle. There are enough online hacks and crap where my data gets on lists somewhere, I'll never willingly give it up though.
FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
6-Jan
Lunar wrote:
> FrictionPin wrote:
>> Lunar wrote:
> |>> Hm, Cuphead at this price...
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> I figured why not and tried it. Once purchased, you get an email linked to a
> form
>> that REQUIRES your cell number to get the activation code for the game. Must
> have
>> SMS or phone call to your number as a REQUIRED security measure, no VPNs supported.
>> Not going to happen website, contacted them for a full refund and my thoughts
> on
>> their tasteless marketing ploys....I am a real person with feelings and emotions,
>> not gonna happen.
>
> Fudging CDKeys
>
>

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FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
* 6-Jan
Lunar wrote:
> Hm, Cuphead at this price...
>
>

I figured why not and tried it. Once purchased, you get an email linked to a form that REQUIRES your cell number to get the activation code for the game. Must have SMS or phone call to your number as a REQUIRED security measure, no VPNs supported. Not going to happen website, contacted them for a full refund and my thoughts on their tasteless marketing ploys....I am a real person with feelings and emotions, not gonna happen.

Topic   RTT Nintendo Entertainment System NEC PC Engine Duo-R Sega Mega Drive (Japan) Sega Saturn Sega Dreamcast Sega CD Nintendo 64 Sega Master System PlayStation PlayStation 2 Famicom Disk System

FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
3-Jan
It sure is DD, although I was stupid enough to buy it the day it came out.
FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
3-Jan
nibbler1 wrote:
> My main concern right now is if this will fix the issue with the screen going dark
> when pressing around the screen (including the B and Start buttons).
>
> Edit #2: Looks like my best option might be to just buy a replacement plastic front
> piece since it will come with the adhesive but the question remains will this fix
> the issue with the dark screen when pressing on the B and Start button (and around
> the casing)? I'm guessing not. Maybe this is a known issue with this mod??? Hoping
> someone who knows GBA can help!

The darkness from pressing the buttons is likely due to the frame of the top case pushing down on corners of the actual screen itself. If you put the screen protector back on, hold it on, and test if pressing those buttons causes the screen to still go dark near those areas. If not, then grab some Zots and use that in the corners and edges to stick the cover back on, they will hold very well but also allow you to remove it later if you want.

The screen protector is an easy fix but I'd be more concerned with the pressure pushing those buttons down will do to the screen over time. Adding the protector back on should correct that unless there is a problem inside causing the pressure on the screen.
FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
1-Jan
Lunar wrote:
> Wait, is there a GameCube controller adapter for Wii U that can enable Wavebirds?
> Just realized my main eshop account is on my Wii U.
>

Yes, but it got expensive and harder to find once it was announced it worked on the Switch here a while back though. Used to be able to find them at retail or on clearance at various locations but mainly Walmart.
FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
* 1-Jan
Noid wrote:
> Okay! I need the help of some like-minded video game enthusiasts. My brother-in-law
> came over and I decided to pull out the ol' unmodified NES Classic Edition.
> Unfortunately, it only took a few minutes of sitting on the floor before I came to
> the undeniable conclusion that something here needs to change. frown
>
> I want to buy a couple of wireless Nintendo Entertainment System styled controllers that, aesthetically speaking,
> are as close as possible to the real deal and yet have as little lag as possible.
> Does such a thing exist? If so, what do y'all recommend? surprise
>
> Any 'n' all help would be greatly appreciated! smile

I have the wireless 8bitdo controllers for NES and SNES, both are great and I've had no issues with them. They also have a newer model controller that works with the Switch, I don't own this one but I've heard it's very good as well. Any of the controllers should match up with any of the system adapters, so NES controller with an SNES adapter will work, they also have adapters for S/NES classic models.

Topic   RTT Nintendo Entertainment System NEC PC Engine Duo-R Sega Mega Drive (Japan) Sega Saturn Sega Dreamcast Sega CD Nintendo 64 Sega Master System PlayStation PlayStation 2 Famicom Disk System

FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
1-Jan
BleedingViolet wrote:
> Happy Birthday and Happy New Years @FrictionPin!!!

Thanks! First day of the New Year and I already feel a full year older. ;)
FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
31-Dec
2018 gaming goals...hmm. Yesterday I hit game #1500 in my collection (Zelda Master Edition) and I'd like to see that number cut in half at least by the end of next year. Second goal, get everything I'm keeping on display with shelves and other fancy stuff like that which I've always wanted to do at some point.

Topic   Back in the old days......

FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
31-Dec
KCPenguins wrote:
> When was drinking river water safe? lol

Back in the old days...
FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
31-Dec
I remember cap guns and making bicycle ramps out of scrap wood laying around the garage. The whole family going over to another family's house, on like a Tuesday night, for no reason other than to spend some time together playing cards and talking face to face. I remember spirograph and mad libs, silly putty and comics for a quarter, reading from an actual book. I remember teachers and students had respect for each other. Manual typewriters and 8 track tapes, static on the tv and swimming in ponds without a hazmat suit, drinking river water was safe. Bonfires and gatherings at the park, actually riding a bike around town and not worrying about being out after dark.

People used to wave at each other when driving and they'd let the person walking or riding a bike have priority on the road/crossings. The words Thank You and Please were actually used. Going for a Sunday drive, all the stores were closed. Family dinner at grandma's house after church, skipping rocks, hopscotch, baseball cards in your bike tires. But most of all I remember my grandfather talking about how different the world was then compared to his day and trying to understand why that was so important to him....now I get it.

Topic   RTT Nintendo Entertainment System NEC PC Engine Duo-R Sega Mega Drive (Japan) Sega Saturn Sega Dreamcast Sega CD Nintendo 64 Sega Master System PlayStation PlayStation 2 Famicom Disk System

FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
30-Dec
Also there will be a $20 off $100 in the eBay app tomorrow. CODE: PNEWYEAR20
FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
* 30-Dec
Few things I'm looking to clear out...prices are shipped or will consider trades for anything on my wantlist. 10% off for active users of this thread until 12:01am CST New Years Day.

Shining Wisdom SAT US CIB $120
G Darius PS1 US CIB $50
Einhander PS1 US CIB $75
Final Fantasy V GBA CIB (slight creases on box) $30
Gradius V PS2 CIB $45
Silpheed PS2 sealed $35
Soldner X2 Vita PlayAsia sealed $40


Topic   RTT Nintendo Entertainment System NEC PC Engine Duo-R Sega Mega Drive (Japan) Sega Saturn Sega Dreamcast Sega CD Nintendo 64 Sega Master System PlayStation PlayStation 2 Famicom Disk System

FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
24-Dec
I'm down for some SoR.

Topic   RTT Nintendo Entertainment System NEC PC Engine Duo-R Sega Mega Drive (Japan) Sega Saturn Sega Dreamcast Sega CD Nintendo 64 Sega Master System PlayStation PlayStation 2 Famicom Disk System

FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
* 21-Dec
dunno001 wrote:
> FrictionPin wrote:
>> DefaultGen wrote:
> |>> dunno001 wrote:
>> |>> DefaultGen wrote:
> |>> |>> The next batch of gscartsw is supposed to be up Jan 2 smile
>> |>>
>> |>> And would be almost $200 shipped. If everything's going to be this damn expensive
>> |>> to get anything that works, I may just say fudge it and sell off the RGB stuff.
> |>> At
>> |>> least the other methods just work. I'm getting burnt out enough on this crap
>> to
> |>> consider
>> |>> going back to an RF chain.
>> |>>
>> |>>
> |>>
> |>> Cheaper than buying 3 switches that don't work frown
> |>>
>> If
> |>> you have the same Bandridge switch, maybe this will help.
> |>>
>>
>> I was going to mention the cut trace fix as well. Only attempt if it is the same
>> model or verify with someone familiar with electronics for your model. It's an
> easy
>> fix but not for everyone.
>
> I'm a complete klutz when it comes to this kind of stuff; do I just do a light scoring
> on the board with a blade at the marked point? If this is all I have to do, I can
> manage that. If there's any solder work to do after the fact, I wouldn't dare try
> it myself.

No solder work at all. You need to cut through the trace, the copper part is the trace which is under a light coating on the board. The best way to do that is with an exacto-knife. It doesn't need to be a wide cut, just make sure it goes through the copper trace itself, not just the finish on top. And, obviously a given, make sure it's not plugged in when you do that as you are cutting a power line trace.
FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
21-Dec
DefaultGen wrote:
> dunno001 wrote:
>> DefaultGen wrote:
> |>> The next batch of gscartsw is supposed to be up Jan 2 smile
>>
>> And would be almost $200 shipped. If everything's going to be this damn expensive
>> to get anything that works, I may just say fudge it and sell off the RGB stuff.
> At
>> least the other methods just work. I'm getting burnt out enough on this crap to
> consider
>> going back to an RF chain.
>>
>>
>
> Cheaper than buying 3 switches that don't work frown
>
> you have the same Bandridge switch, maybe this will help.
>

I was going to mention the cut trace fix as well. Only attempt if it is the same model or verify with someone familiar with electronics for your model. It's an easy fix but not for everyone.
FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
21-Dec
DefaultGen wrote:
> dunno001 wrote:
>> Okay, finally got everything hooked up that I'm going to. But I do have a question
>> for our RGB/Scart people. The first switch I had was junk, so it's gone, but even
>> on a better switch, whenever I have anything turned on through the scart switch,
>> the SNES power light comes on. For obvious reasons, this does concern me, but
> should
>> it? Does anyone else have this problem, and how can I correct it?
>>
>>
>
> You can power an NES through the +5V on the controller port. The SNES has +5V on
> the video multi-out port. Your switch probably doesn't isolate the +5V on the SNES
> side from the other devices connected to the switch. So the SNES gets that power
> which is connected to the LED:
>
> {imgt}https://imgur.com/9MJz1Sy.jpg 512 286{imgt}
>
> Or I have no idea what I'm talking about and I'm talking about of my butt.
>

Pretty close actually. It's certainly an isolation issue but this is common on improperly built SCART switches and can actually damage your console. Each SCART connector should be separated properly from the others on the switch, in this case though, the power is backfeeding through the ports on the switch from the the rest. This is the reason why having another console powered on can turn on the light of another on a different port. Sometimes though, this can be by design, were two ports are connected together purposely for dual output.
FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
21-Dec
Lunar wrote:
> With the RTT Secret Santa behind us, great job for everyone involved, also especially
> a big thanks to @FrictionPin for the list split suggestion and stepping in to help
> out so I can participate as well. love

You bet buddy, glad to help out. Vacation starts tonight so I should be around a little bit more than I have of late and catch up on things here again.

Topic   Nintendo Switch! (IDs and codes)

FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
* 16-Dec-2017
For anyone who collects alternate covers, Bethesda has a couple Skyrim (Switch) cover variants online for download. The news is today that GameStop has officially printed these with embossed covers, 2 versions orange and blue, and will give you one if you buy the game at a retail location. My store had more covers than copies of the game so they gave me both covers.

https://nintendowire.com/news/2017/12/16/alternate...

Topic   RTT Nintendo Entertainment System NEC PC Engine Duo-R Sega Mega Drive (Japan) Sega Saturn Sega Dreamcast Sega CD Nintendo 64 Sega Master System PlayStation PlayStation 2 Famicom Disk System

FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
14-Dec-2017
I really need to regift that whole box to someone for like $3. It just sits here on my Lego table, as a reminder....haunting me.
FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
14-Dec-2017
DiamondDave wrote:
> Alright. Do I have any takers for the boxed vg condition 3DS XL Link Between Worlds
> + Ocarina of Time 3D boxed + Club Nintendo 3DS Zelda cart case with mystery game
> inside for... $100 shipped?
>
> I'm staring at a Best Buy cart with $67 worth of crap in it and I really wanna hit
> buy it now.

I might have been but you said "mystery" and "$100" in the same sentence, I'm out.

Topic   Retro VGS secret santa Retro Trade Thread Secret Santa

FrictionPin
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
* 14-Dec-2017
My gift has now been received although it has been lurking in my shed for almost a month unbeknownst to me. 3DS Layton's Mystery Journey, thanks!

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