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  1. Hee haw gaming related for me from about 80 car boots It seems everything and anything retro is being hoovered up regardless of price nowadays, here’s an example: 2 boxed mega drive games, nothing rare, Alex Kidd and cool spot, pen on both boxes, they were on display for just a few seconds and I was the first to ask about them £10 for one and £8 for the other were the prices the seller had clearly memorised from eBay, absolutely no discount for buying them both either, so I declined Noticed they were gone about 2 minutes later It’s got me thinking about doing my own car boot soon with some of my retro stuff in the attic if the prices are that good for ordinary stuff
  2. Gorf

    Oculus Quest

    adlens.com was the cheapest place for me a few months ago Mind you I’ve hardly used them and more often than not just keep my specs on when I use it
  3. In Summer I don’t really play games, I’m too busy in the garden and doing DIY tasks most evenings and weekends I still get up early on a Sunday during the summer to search for retro games at car boots but it’s an equally good cheap source of DIY tools In the winter I’ll get back into Elden Ring which I’ve not touched in months and put more hours into Gran Turismo 7
  4. Just painting a picture, imagine a loud Glaswegian on holiday in the North of Scotland
  5. Today I turned down a scruffy game boy color for £40 Got a Frogger CGL tabletop thing for £2, not in the best condition, seconds later some big southern prat told the guy who sold me it he would have paid him £40 for it “as they go for an absolute fortune on eBay” 7:30am as I was arriving some lucky sod bought what looked like 2 mint boxed zx spectrums and 2 carrier bags full of tapes from an old biddy probably for a couple of quid “I’ve got a wii as well still in the car would you be interested in that too dear?” “Nah I’ve already got one of those”
  6. What are everyone’s local car boots like this summer? Are they back to the same numbers they used to be before covid? Mines is a shadow of its former self unfortunately, 3 years ago there could be 400 sellers at this time of year if the weather was forecast to be good, now there are 100 sellers.
  7. The xeno chip install did not go well Soldered it quite neatly directly to the board and found that both LEDs on the chip lit up, one red and one orange on constantly which I don’t think is correct and the mini DVD R with Swiss on it would spin but wouldn’t read Then in my badly thought out attempt to remove the xeno chip to try soldering again this time with wires I’ve ripped the copper contacts off and seems I’ve now ruined the disc drive Anyone know the best place to buy a properly modded console only?
  8. Wow, just had a look and eBay prices are mental I know it’s only adding to the problem but I’m half tempted to sell my fairly recent Everdrives and buy them back when the situation returns to normal
  9. yes I looked into that but I don’t have windwaker. After a bit of research this evening I’ve ordered a xeno chip, sd2sp2 and Swiss on a disc all for less than a tenner. I have an OSSC, am I best getting a decent RGB scart cable and using that or am I better using something like the retrobit prism for HDMI from the digital out?
  10. Got a sorry looking black gamecube at a car boot sale today, I fancy modding it with an ODE like my Dreamcast and Saturn I had thought GC Loader was the one to get but now I’ve looked they’re not selling them and their twitter feed is dead. Is there another one I should go for? Are the ones on aliexpress when I search for GC Loader the same thing?
  11. Yes the GBA has had the most use by far, the new screen and proper glass bezel make a huge difference. Im using an ez flash omega cart with it which as been superb I’ve got a couple more to do and I’ll keep one of each and sell the rest on.
  12. I’ve now done 3 originals, a color and a GBA over the past few weeks. These were all in really poor condition before I started which made it really satisfying. Probably already been said but a dust free environment and clean hands to get the screen in are a must. Did the soldering for the GBC but didn’t bother for the GBA, original game boy is the easiest by far. Even got new serial number stickers for the back of the original game boys as a nice finishing touch.
  13. I owned one about 12 years ago now, boxed USA version with a few games, I think I may have bought it from this forum actually. I always used it with an AC adaptor to save on batteries, Wario land held my interest for a few hours, had a tennis game and a robot boxing game too but they were played for a few minutes in comparison. It was a talking piece when I had guests for a few months and would let people have a go but ultimately it ended up collecting dust on a high shelf so I sold it on after a year or so. I found the stand had a crack in the plastic middle piece where you separate the legs which made it a bit unstable, something to watch out for.
  14. Managed to get 4 stars on village with Leon, quite straightforward I’ve now unlocked Ada and challenge mode, my word the challenges are a hoot. Need to have a lie down in a dark room now
  15. Yes mercenaries is a real challenge, managed to get 42k points and 3 stars on village with Leon on my 3rd attempt so I think 60k+ and 4 stars should be do able soon. Clever use of the bonus time with exploding barrels and grenades should get me there. I thought it would be easy but the shoutgun is really cumbersome, I’m going to experiment with two hands on the shotgun to see if that improves accuracy.
  16. I bought a used copy on eBay the day after release after reading all the hype on here. Seller told it wasn’t his cup of tea after trying it for half an hour, imagine doing that! I’m only about 30 hours in, not touched it in over a week now. Its great and I’ll go back to it but I’ve got very limited time to play games these days. I’ve also picked up Gran Turismo 7 now so it’s gone down the pecking order.
  17. Started this tonight, never played a game like this before other than bloodborne for about 20 minutes Picked the mature hairy male wretch as my starting character (modelled on me) 2 hours in and i’m getting in to it, avoiding larger enemies where I can as I keep getting battered, ventured into a cave earlier but retreated immediately I’ve read that I missed the tutorial completely at the start too, have I set myself up for a harder game by picking the wretch?
  18. The additional DLC maps, Haven Island and New York bank are both excellent if you don’t have them yet
  19. Wordle 209 4/6 2nd day trying this, getting better
  20. Gorf

    Oculus Quest

    Runs on the quest itself after you’ve used any old PC with steam account to get it onto the quest
  21. Gorf

    Oculus Quest

    You can have all 3 installed if you use the lambda1VR launcher app
  22. Gorf

    Oculus Quest

    Got return to castle wolfenstein and doom 3 from steam following the recommendations above, rude not to for £1.19 each Return to castle wolfenstein is excellent but seriously difficult even on easy mode, I’ve had to try using the optional laser sight Yet to try doom 3
  23. Gorf

    Oculus Quest

    Got Half Life 1 running after a bit of faff with sidequest and it’s absolutely fantastic! One or two minor improvements and it could be released as a £30 game like RE4 Im using the original models rather than the HD ones and it feels like I’m in Christmas 1998 again!
  24. Gorf

    Oculus Quest

    £96 delivered awesome
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