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Spoonman

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  1. Would anyone be able to assist me in getting the atomiswave games running? Do I need GDemu? I have an SD card reader on one of my Dreamcasts. The VGA button and optical drive inlay look nice @Mr Tony; where can we get that stuff?
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    Coffee

    12 seconds. i did measure the grams but forget. about 14 i guess. the Sette was about twice as fast, but over twice as loud, it grinds you down each morning for 2 years, excuse the pun.
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    Coffee

    After a bit of to-ing and fro-ing, I managed to get a "free" gearbox from Baratza (actually, in Germany, their distributor sent me a gearbox for free, after i had to make a song and dance, but charged me 5 euro postage). The gearbox is about 40 euros. Replacement was easy, and the machine was quieter than ever, and worked great. However, I listed it on the local small ads immediately, and within days had a buyer. Being as it has a new gearbox, I am sure the new buyer will have many years of trouble free use, and I said that if there's a problem in the first year, just let me know.
  4. This is absolutely the case; it's a booty mcbootleg I think. I'll have a look. It's a nice repro, though. I have absolutely no recollection of when/where i got this! This is pretty much half of my collection and houses mainly the duplicates. What a system. Arguably a failure, but gave me a couple of absolutely glorious gaming years.
  5. Are you after PAL or NTSC-J? I have surplus stock and am going to be selling some soon; hope it’s not against any rules to put the photos in here, but I am not selling quite yet. A head’s up to those interested.
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    Shmups

    I am still debating Dangun. I was decided against it as it will probably sit on a shelf, as i have the digital. Who am I kidding? Ordered.
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    Shmups

    i found it in the store, i think i had to search "final"... maybe
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    Shmups

    57.7hz* Yeah, it's a bit of a murky water this one. The "newer" switch has better battery life and a seemingly for efficient CPU, but i do expect the performance to be the same. I've never compared, I was just curious. Interesting that it is the older switch, mind you. I love confirmation bias! Either way, I hope it runs well. I wasn't really at all interested in it, until i played the demo, and loved the atmosphere of it. As someone also guilty of spending 2 hours aligning and tuning my CRT image, only to turn it off and then go read forums, I ne
  9. Spoonman

    Shmups

    Cheers, I wasn't calling you out or anything. I will have a closer look today. I like to think I am very sensitive to unstable frame rates etc due to the games i play (including e sports, boo) and just, in general. I've always hated unstable frame rates. I wonder if the new waves themselves judder, or the entire frame rate? I ask because I wonder if there's a way to miss that, if you are focussing on your ship or something? Dunno. Are you on an original or new switch?
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    Shmups

    I gave Rtype a whirl last night on the Switch. I remember reading @strider’s impression that the frame rate was appalling... really? I’d love a video or idea of which section to look out for on that, because I didn’t notice it last night at all! StudioMudPrints on YT also comment how the Switch version has worse graphics bla bla, but you know what I was doing last night? In bed playing with Mrs Spoonman next to me. Can’t do that with the PS4 (short of having a screen in the bedroom, obv). Also, Mrs Spoonman commented how amazing this game looked on the small screen; having seen the
  11. Spoonman

    Shmups

    Dangun is great news on one hand, and a bit annoying on the other. I went through some serious hoops to get the digital edition as it was the only non-physical release... and now here we are! I would double-dip, but the kicker will be the EU import charges on a $100 game. I have until Friday to decide, I suppose. I've not yet bothered with Garegga or Ketsui—I haven't played cotton reboot yet! The backlog is real. Kind of cool to have a shmup backlog, with new releases and old die-hards alike. Good times.
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    Shmups

    I downloaded the Rtype Final 2 demo "just because", and actually, really got into it. The presentation is really quite amazing—I really felt like I was piloting a little ship into a desolate abandoned space station. Bear in mind, I haven't played Rtype since playing something in the 90s on Playstation, thinking it was too hard, and not coming back to shooters for about 10 years when I got Trigger Heart on DC and "discovered" CAVE games... So yeah, it's rather slick. In gameplay, I've not noticed any lag or dropped frames on my aged PS4. I've downloaded it on Switch also, for compar
  13. I also find the whole thing fun, and "easy" and am familiar with code, and hardware, and electronics... but these things are actually extremely difficult for most people. Apple Pi baker, Mr Fusion, all that stuff, I know what it is, but it's tinkering and not plug and play I decided against wifi as i remembered i can share my mac's ethernet port.
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    Shmups

    I will try Rtype later. I am sure they will patch it out.
  15. Oh, absolutely. I am all about CRTs and low-lag, but it's not "oven ready" which is what the OP seems to require, so either... get dirty, or go do something else. It doesn't sound too helpful, but the thing is, I would happily help out Protocol in getting things set up and connected... but I am sure other people would beat me to it! The difficulty of tasks is completely relative, really. Some people can run 20k, some can't make 20m. Some can code in C++, some can barely find the settings in Windows. I'm empathetic to those less "into tinkery" but this is a tinker's tool
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    Shmups

    Yeah Rez isn't what many call a shmup, but technically it would be an STG I suppose. I don't really care either way; it's one of my favourite games of all time... but I don't count it as a shmup.
  17. @Protocol Penguin the MiSTer is really nothing like a computer (bear with me); it's more like a multi-use console, that you "flash" to tell it what to be, when you turn it on. The device is amazing and super and cool, but is not a "commercial" product. It's totally hobbiest, and "mainstream people" won't understand or get it. To answer some of your questions: 1) you should buy a ready-made, fully installed kit. You've indicated that you don't want to mess with the physical setup. 2) it will then come "ready to go". plug in HDMI and power cable, and a USB keyboard. You ca
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    Shmups

    On one hand a little "gutted" because I bought this last year to play on PSVR, but at the same time, I want to directly pay for Rez because it's amazing. I own like 4 or 5 versions of the bastard game now, but it's given me so much more than its monetary value.
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    Shmups

    Physical? where?
  20. Mine finally arrived!!! Omg. It's amazing. So tiny, to boot. It took me a while to get the VGA-SCART output working on my CRT, but I did in the end. Please excuse the stretched HDMI image; I was still tweaking, and everything is set up correctly now. You know what I realised? How fucking good CRTs are for games pre 2000. There's real depth to the spritework, that is lost on LCD even if you have all the filters in the world*. I will take better photos and haven't finished the mod, but this is what I bought rather than either an AES or actual super
  21. It is actually a problem, though. It usually isn't, but you literally need an internet connection to set things up, and I see that as a negative. It's only going to "get worse". I'm just saying I don't like the whole thing, there's no outrage to speak of.
  22. That's true, but this means you cannot, as it stands, reset a PS4 (new CMOS battery) and then play your discs, without an internet connection. To me, this is utter bollocks. I am sure it'll be hacked and all that kind of thing, but I can just see issues with this in 10 years' time. I have a few "retro" systems that I enjoy playing, and thank god none of them require server authentication or indeed any internet connection at all to simply play a disc or cartridge inserted.
  23. From what I read the issue is that if the internal CMOS dies; as I too have played offline.
  24. If PS3 and PS4 physical games cannot be played due to server connection requirements... that's an absolute shambles.
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