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Topic   The Retro Trade Thread Nintendo Entertainment System Super Nintendo NEC PC Engine Sega Sega Saturn PlayStation Sega Dreamcast 3DO Sega CD

FrictionPin
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4:48pm
Angus_McFife wrote:
> Nice list.
>
> I have a Vita Oddworld New n Tasty, but I opened it and played it though. I know
> your want list says sealed only, but figured I'd mention it.

That's my last LRG game so yeah, I'd probably take an opened copy to finish the set cause I'll be opening it anyway at some point. I'll shoot you a PM
FrictionPin
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4:25pm
> How does In the Hunt compare to the Saturn version? The game is on my radar but
> haven't compared them. What is the condition of Suikoden II? It's high on my want
> list.

I chose the PSX version over Saturn because I felt they were almost identical when I was researching them. There is a youtube video that shows them both in split screen that I found which alternates sound between them. Watched it a couple times and never could see a difference but I guess the graphics/sound could have been better in person technically. For me, it was fine.

I'm pretty sure Suikoden II was a really nice copy. I'd have to dig it out again to verify but I did add detailed pics to my spreadsheet. Shoot me a PM and I'll dig it out again tonight when I get home to check it.
FrictionPin
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
* 26-Feb
Finally got around to going through some of my collection to thin out the stuff I'll probably never play again or surprise duplicates I found after getting organized a bit. Long way to go but at least I finally got motivated enough to make a small list. These are for sale or trade for anything on my wantlist. I'll add them to my availables page in the next couple days but wanted to give a shout here first. Pics of these few and the rest of the items I added (newer games, Vita console, NeoGeo Pocket Color, etc) can be found in my spreadsheet linked on my bio page.


PSX - In the Hunt - Long Box, super nice shape, CIB
PSX - Suikoden I & II - CIB
PSX - Smyphony of the Night CIB
GBA - Minish Cap - couple small creases on box, CIB
GCN - Mario Party 4/5 CIB 6/7 both in Big Box, CIB
GEN - Sol-Deace cart/inst
SNES Chrono Trigger and Axelay - both loose
FrictionPin
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
26-Feb
ErickRPG wrote:
> YESSS! S-video works just fine with my SNES!! I was worried after the various RGB
> problems.

Great news, glad you were able to get a working solution. Getting a setup that works for you is what its all about.
FrictionPin
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
* 22-Feb
LOL, I'll admit it's a bigger project than I've done in a long time but I do enjoy this AND I finally get to use the skills I learned in college all those years ago. Parts were a bit bigger back then, at least you could see/read them without a microscope. :)
FrictionPin
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
22-Feb
For those who are interested in the OSSC build progress, it's going slower than I had hoped due to dwindling free time. Working on the resistors now, funny thing is these are easier to solder by hand than the capacitors, which are slightly larger. Few more until the front side components are done, then onto the back.


Topic   The Retro Trade Thread Nintendo Entertainment System Super Nintendo NEC PC Engine Sega Sega Saturn PlayStation Sega Dreamcast 3DO Sega CD

FrictionPin
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
* 20-Feb
I have been picking up some older PC games on GOG as well as a few Humble Bundles. I'm not really a steam fan, although my kids enjoy it, but I do like GOG for their non-DMA games.

Took a break from building the OSSC to save my eye sight and frustration level soldering microscopic capacitors and put in the Hi-Def NES mod into one of my top loaders. Pics are from my phone of a 21" older cheap LCD monitor without any setting changes in the GUI. Will try more later on my TV to see how it looks on a larger screen.








FrictionPin
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
16-Feb
Not really the most appropriate place but figured I'd post here first. I'm selling a grey Switch for cost + tax ($326.54) + shipping. Coming from Walmart with ship to store so I won't even have it until the 8th it says, ships out on the 9th. Tried to get that changed to ship to home but walmart said, too bad, good bye...
FrictionPin
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
16-Feb
ErickRPG wrote:

> I mean, does it look any different from frame quadrupling? I'm just trying to grasp
> how they will differ visually on a 40" LED TV. Does one look better than the other?
> How do they look different? Or do the come to the same place only in different
> ways?
>
>

The way it really works is a 240p image would look super small on a 1080p set. Upscaling means the image size is increased. Your TV has ways to do this but it doesn't do it in a smart or uniform way so you see a bigger representation of your small image which shows all the problems at a magnified level. The image is usually stretched or compress in so way.

Scaling through a device like the framemeister or OSSC can give you a better image because they handle scaling better and are able to support more resolutions. The double/triple/quadruple wording simply means "integer scaling". Example, you take your 240p image and quadruple it, this gives you a 960p image. The upscaler in your TV (most of them) would simple stretch the image or try to fill the screen by converting it to the closest match or simply not display it at all depending on what modes it supports. The framemeister will allow you to retain the aspect ratio and place black bars on the top/bottom/left/right to fill the screen instead of stretching the image itself.

To fill the screen through a framemeister with 240p, you'd pick a 5x resolution to retain the original aspect ratio or you have the option to set custom ranges inbetween. The idea is that it gives you freedom to change the resolution, upscaling and aspect ratio, while also letting you crop/stretch, etc the image manually creating your own custom type of display scenario that works best for your TV. So basically it lets you fine tune things to work best and gives you more compatibility options for your specific TV.
FrictionPin
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
15-Feb
It should say in the title of the listing you purchased if you bought from Solaris. It'll either say JP21 or Euro SCART adapter, ordering the later will have the adapter included that you're looking for.
FrictionPin
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
* 15-Feb
ErickRPG wrote:

> Yeah I'd like to try it. What is cost BTW?

I think they are $21 new for that model. I work early tomorrow but I can probably pop it in the mail on Friday for ya.

Hmm, I am not sure my old eyes and hands are up to the OSSC build task. These pins and surface mount parts are super tiny and there are a lot of them. Wish I was 20 years younger, lol.

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FrictionPin
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
15-Feb
I'm pretty sure I have an extra fat SNES RGB cable I can send you to try if you want Erick. It's a quality cable from the US seller on ebay everyone uses. If it works we'll just say cost + shipping, if not send 'er back.

Those Nomad pics are amazing, the difference is astounding.

Topic   The Retro Trade Thread Nintendo Entertainment System Super Nintendo NEC PC Engine Sega Sega Saturn PlayStation Sega Dreamcast 3DO Sega CD

FrictionPin
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
14-Feb
Lunar wrote:
> Lunar wrote:
>> Yay that's what I have! Time to look for a s Video cable.
>>
>
> Any reason to get a different cable?
>
>

I'd get one with shielding to help with any noise in the picture or audio issues.

@ErickRPG - 240p on OSSC shoudl be fine, it can be doubled 480p, tripled 720p or 5x at 1080p. I don't foresee a problem with the SNES. Actually just today my final 3 parts arrived so I'll start building my OSSC in the next few days. Once I've got enough time to finish it up I'll post some more detailed info.

Topic   Are there sites to buy movie and show codes?

FrictionPin
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
14-Feb
ultravioletcinema.com
uvspider.com

I mainly use the Google group but when I can't find a reputable source, I go to the two websites above. They are sites that pull in prices from a bunch of stores and have a validation system. It's not foolproof but I've never had an issue from any purchases on either site. Great way to compare prices for a lot of stores at once too.

Topic   The Retro Trade Thread Nintendo Entertainment System Super Nintendo NEC PC Engine Sega Sega Saturn PlayStation Sega Dreamcast 3DO Sega CD

FrictionPin
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
13-Feb
ErickRPG wrote:
> So quick question about OSSC. If I want to run SNES through it, what cable can/will
> I have to use?

There are inputs for component and SCART on the OSSC.

Topic   Looking for Gamecube modding service

FrictionPin
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
13-Feb
I've had the GCVideo DIY kit pre-ordered over at BadAssConsoles for a while now and he also provides installation services.

http://www.badassconsoles.com/gcvideo-1/

In a recent update video I watched, the product is still being validated and the DIY orders should go out first and then he'd start working on installation pre-orders. Pretty sure he said pre-orders were in the 500 unit range so far.

Topic   The Retro Trade Thread Nintendo Entertainment System Super Nintendo NEC PC Engine Sega Sega Saturn PlayStation Sega Dreamcast 3DO Sega CD

FrictionPin
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
11-Feb
Lunar wrote:
> Scart switch works great!

Great news but how did you get it delivered on a Saturday? Mine won't be here until Monday it says...well, now says Tuesday due to weather.
FrictionPin
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
11-Feb
The single game I'd love to get right now would be Sega Master System Golden Axe Warrior CIB.

@ErickRPG I could probably scrounge up a NRMT CIB copy of Ogre Battle 64

Topic   Post a Random Pic Thread[The Revival]

FrictionPin
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
* 10-Feb
Tad wrote:
> QCJLo wrote:
>> Dashey wrote:
> |>> image [full]
>>
>> Dashey wrote:
> |>> Barack Johnson?
>>
>> Tad wrote:
> |>> Therock Obama
>>
>> Really? Two whiffs while the answer is so obvious?
>>
>> BaRock
> I got something you can whiff.
>
>

You're all wrong..."It doesn't matter what his name is!"

Topic   Did I tip the Dominos guy too much?

FrictionPin
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
10-Feb
$1 per inch of snow plus an extra for good measure, I like it

Topic   The Retro Trade Thread Nintendo Entertainment System Super Nintendo NEC PC Engine Sega Sega Saturn PlayStation Sega Dreamcast 3DO Sega CD

FrictionPin
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
* 10-Feb
Anyone interested in a CIB Neo Geo Pocket Color with a couple super nice shape CIB games? Metal Slug 1st Mission and Baseball Stars...package deal. Thinking about parting with it as I'm having a tough time justifying it since I only really want about 5 games on the thing.
FrictionPin
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
10-Feb
Lunar wrote:
> Wow WTF. tough guys with guns are also sore losers?
>
> All we get now is internet trash talk. When I win against someone on SFV, the worst
> I get is "F U!!!! U suck! Don't bother writing back cuz U R BLOCKED!!"
>
>

Trash talking is just part of the experience but this was a huge shock for me, I was pretty scared to see that in a public place for sure. Those guys weren't even good at the game either, which probably made it worse as I was doing some pretty good trash talking, lol. Coming from a small town, we're all about guns and hunting, but carrying in a public place, that was new to me...I was educated that night on how the real world works.

The arcade was right by the entrance though so I guess he could've blasted away and ran...glad he made his point with a warning instead of action. That's where we did all our grocery shopping too, until that night, never went back there again.
FrictionPin
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
9-Feb
So I met an old college buddy today, haven't seen him in almost 25 years. We were talking about arcade games we played in the rec area instead of going to class, good ole' days. Mortal Kombat II was the game we spent literally hundreds of hours on back then and I got pretty good at it. They didn't really have tournaments or anything back then but we went around to all the places in Kansas City that stocked the machine to play other people. He reminded me of the time we went into a Hyper Walmart near Bannister Mall where this dude lifted his shirt to reveal a gun and said, stop cheating after winning a bunch of games in a row against a few random guys. I said, hey no problem buddy, I've gotta hit the road anyway, take my game. We drove in circles and backtracked for about 30 minutes before feeling safe enough to head back to campus. I had forgotten all about that, probably my Stockholm survivors guilt blocking that one. Now I wanna play MKII on MAME...against the computer of course...safety first.
FrictionPin
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
* 8-Feb
Yeah but I think they are adding that in as an extra on the eBay listing. The EU plug that comes packaged with it (like the Amazon one) will be 230V input and likely output half or 6V would be my guess on why an adapter probably won't work. I could be wrong there but in the US we'll need the 12V out and I don't think an adapter will get that done.

Topic   Give the user above you a new username

FrictionPin
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8-Feb
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