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  1. 21 minutes ago, chipsgravy said:


    It looks like what you need is the 4 Play adaptor that is currently not listed. You could get the Gamer-Pro Jr kit. But it is supplied as a DIY kit and some assembly and soldering skills are required. https://bliss-box.net/store/Gamer-Pro-jr-Kit-includes-5-cables-p102775011


    The site doesn't make it easy to work out what is what though...

    Thanks for this. I'd go for it, but seems they are out of stock of snes adapters. Looks like waiting until pandemic has stopped messing up electronics supplies might be wise. That site is really awful.

  2. 12 hours ago, chipsgravy said:

    I see what you mean about that Blissbox site. I think bplus probably has the best idea, between 8bitdo and retrobit it would probably be cheaper to buy modern recreations of the controllers instead of buying USB adaptors for each. 


    Which pads are you particularly keen to get working?

    Nes, megadrive, snes and and N64. Though snes covers nes. I just like the dinky NES pads for some reason!

  3. Hi,

    I pretty much only play games on emulators on my pc under the telly. Only problem is Xbox 360 and PS4 controllers are not great for old games. I've got controllers for all my old consoles in the attic.

    Does anyone know of a good usb adapter solution? Or just buy individual adapters for each controller?


    I've seen this:



    But the site is so awful I don't know what you actually get if you buy it.

  4. 7 minutes ago, mash said:



    I'm lazy, so I downloaded the emulator and roms together from archive.org.  Using the M2 emulator configurator.  Triggers just 'work'. I use the multi-cpu version of the emulator which shows you how old it is, seeing as how there's a version for single core machines.




    Thanks that's pretty much my set up too. I've tried it on another pc, gtx 1660 super, i7 skylake 4gz. It's exactly the same. It's totally playable but very weird sort of judder effect. It's the same in every game.

  5. On 21/05/2021 at 11:35, mash said:

    I'm using m2emu1.1a. I don't have a steering wheel either. I'm using a Xbox one pad. And I'm playing it on Surface 3 laptop so it's integrated graphics as well.  Runs pretty sweetly.





    I'm running on gtx 1050ti and a Ryzen 5 3600 and performance is a bit iffy! Did you get the analogue stick and shoulder triggers working? So far I only got the d pad working about the accelerator on sega rally seems stuck.


    Edit, searching for the emu only brings finds web archive links, is there s homepage for it anywhere?

  6. 1 hour ago, mash said:

    I'm using m2emu1.1a. I don't have a steering wheel either. I'm using a Xbox one pad. And I'm playing it on Surface 3 laptop so it's integrated graphics as well.  Runs pretty sweetly.





    Interesting wonder if the emu is doing something to help with pad Vs wheel?

  7. 11 hours ago, mash said:

    what emulators do people recommend? ive used yaba Sanshiro and medafen and im not impressed. Sega Rally seems janky on both. seems weird i can play model 2 sega rally flawlessly upscaled to 1440p


    What emu are you playing model 2 sega rally on? Does it work well with a pad? I don't have a steering wheel!

  8. 4 hours ago, ianinthefuture said:

    100% there was a publisher deal in place. Maybe not direct 'here is money for a cover and a preview', but at the very least an ads bundle - 'we'll pay £x more if we can get these ads along with mag covers' sort of thing.


    I'd also be entirely unsurprised if the editorial team was against it on principle, but just did it because it's the bloody job and sometimes you do have to put garbage on the front cover to bring a bit of money in and let the mag survive a bit longer even if it does mean putting Darksiders II or Castlevania Lords of Shadow or Resi Operation Raccoon City in prime position... wait I went from general to personal.

    Oh I see you've already said this! I agree!

  9. 2 hours ago, chipsgravy said:

    What kind of games do you like? If you like 90's arcade style titles then there probably is no better console. Yes you could emulate using the actual arcade roms these days but it goes back to the "best version of a game" thread. And I prefer ports with all the extras they bring. 

    Where's that thread? I can't find it !

  10. 6 minutes ago, ianinthefuture said:

    If you're not sure go with emulation for the time being - it's far from perfect but has come on leaps and bounds in recent years.


    If you do go the console route there are (non-cheap) cables like the RAD2x and HD Retrovision's component cables (+ adapter) that make it sing, the former direct to HDMI, the latter via OSSC or a telly with component inputs.

    Thanks. I was looking at Saturns on eBay. The grey jap version looks really nice but are pricer. Is there anything i should avoid or look for? NTSC or 60hz mod I'm guessing is the only must?

  11. I keep thinking I want to buy a Saturn as I missed out on it first time round. But I keep thinking there's nothing on it that I can't play better versions of else where. Even sega rally has the PS2 port.


    Basically I'm asking for an excuse to buy myself a Saturn!


    How does it fair through an ossc? My PS1 looks dreaful through it and I prefer emulating that. What's the current state emulation for the Saturn? Crap?

  12. 1 minute ago, Colonel Panic said:

    I believe the HDMI mod will do some scaling for you instead of putting you at the mercy of your TVs scaler or some external scaler. 

    in the case of an OSSC, I reckon there isn’t much in it. 

    Thanks. I ended up getting the best picture by passthru with ossc and vga, I'm probably doing something wrong!

  13. On 14/05/2021 at 15:12, Ketchup said:

    Have you tried Alien Isolation? Whilst not a typical FPS i think it could give you a similar feeling to goldeneye in how it makes you tackle every stage.

    It looks great but is it not more of a survival horror type thing?

  14. On 12/05/2021 at 14:11, Tomdominer said:


    I really also don't think this is true. I think that most people's problem with GE when playing it now stems from two problems:

    1. The graphics have aged terribly (240p "realistic" 3d graphics from 1997 are never going to age well)
    2. The DEFAULT controls are also terrible.

    When I played the original, I would immediately switch to 1.2 Solitaire control method and turn the auto-aim off. Once you do that, and use the c-buttons to move, the game becomes much more like modern fps titles, where the analogue stick is using for aiming, and (without auto-aim) requires accurate head shots in order to defeat enemies quickly.


    I'll concede it has its quirks, but that's also some of the reason its still interesting to play today. Obtuse mission objectives you had to actually think about and study the environment to solve. Security systems which, if triggered, would essentially make the level impossible to complete, as it would flood with enemies. Also, the fact that the levels were complete environments. Which dead ends, areas to explore that didn't affect the level objectives. Its weird to me that 99% of modern FPS shooters seem dead set on having this never ending  contiguous tunnel of levels. Why do nearly all modern first person shooters actively avoid exploration? It just feels much less real to me.


    If you play an emulated version of the 360 remake, which uses twin stick controls, then you can much more clearly experience a game that still stands shoulder to shoulder with some of the best console shooters of all time, imho.

    I still haven't found a single player shooter that is better than Goldeneye. I've been playing the Xbox 360 version and its outstanding. Timespillters two comes close as does perfect dark.


    Some told me to try modern warfare games if I liked Goldeneye: honestly didn't enjoy them, they are practically on rails shooters with scripted events, nothing emergent feeling at all.


    The worst thing about Goldeneye is it marks a high water mark in games for me. Every fps I've played since is disappointing.

  15. 5 minutes ago, StoooTube said:

    Waverace 64 is incredible, the sequel wasn’t nearly as good and it took years for other games to feature water physics as impressive as Waverace 64.

    The N64’s library was so different. We didn’t get another Pilotwings that was as chilled out and varied as 64. There hasn’t been a game similar to Blastcorps. 3D platformers haven’t moved on that much since Mario 64 / Banjo Kazooie - certainly outside of Nintendo anyway. 

    I’m certainly interested in trying an OoT “redux” though...

    Is there anything else that comes close to wave race 64 water? Ok blue storm did but for some reason the game isn't as good. Wave race 64 is probably one of my fav games of all time. Recompleted it recently on retro arch at 1080p. Wish there was some sort hack expansion , because after expert mode there's nothing left to do. Maybe time trials

  16. 11 hours ago, Cosmic_Guru said:

    All I remember about it is the sheer surprise of seeing it one summers day on the shelf of Game, Kingston.  Most games of the time were previewed to death in the Official Dreamcast Mag and also delayed multiple times, but this came out of nowhere.

    I was just about to say I read a lot of Dreamcast mags back then but never ever heard of this. Goes to show how many games I probably missed out on due to either not appearing in magazines or getting bad scores (fuck edge in particular, looking back they preferred art house wank compared to what I actually enjoy!) :)

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