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  1. On 05/05/2022 at 20:19, bignige said:

    De10 Nano arrived and now built and cores working. 
    Does anybody else have issues with booting up? Sometimes it’ll take several tries for it to start properly after plugging it in. 
    Unplugging it, reseating the micro sd card usually ends up with it loading correctly. 


    I've had this issue. All I can work out is that it depends on what is plugged into it, and thus might be a current or voltage thing...

  2. 3 hours ago, TehStu said:

    Yeah that's fair, and we did actually get a physical copy in the end.


    I guess I draw the line at subscription services - I don't own the games there and think it's reasonable they can be shared across users.


    I can see the argument for that; more like rentals in that case. There’s probably a middle ground/a way for second-sales to be an attractive price, or something… I dunno :)

  3. On 28/04/2022 at 16:43, TehStu said:

    I think I'm looking at:

    a) having her buy another copy of ACNH


    Isn’t this just as if it were a physical game? If two people want to play co-op, most of the time 2 copies were needed. I know it’s a pain, but it’s how it’s been almost all of the time with only a few exceptions.


    If the household only has one copy (or licence), then only one person can be playing.

  4. I went and did it!!




    It's fantastic. Great coffee, and I can finally make decent steamed & foamed milk drinks!


    I now have a Gaggia Classic for sale.

  5. 1 hour ago, DeciderVT said:


    I've asked a few times and been told that he was reserving stock for UK buyers, arranging distributors, etc. but nothing's actually happened beyond him selling MiSTercade via eBay. Asking again is getting a bit awkward now. I know he's not obligated to do anything but it's hard not to feel strung along a bit, hence looking for a forwarding service.




    That means no shipping to the EU, as he won't do the required customs declarations.



    1 hour ago, Fallows said:


    I don't mind paying VAT, but they literally stated in a press release that they want to further support retail trade more robustly among and within the member states, and that was the main reason why they were beginning to charge tax/customs and handling/admin fees on every single shipment coming in, regardless of the value. It's made everything from outside the EU prohibitively expensive.


    On top of that you've got to wait an extra 2-4 weeks for your shit to get processed by some third-party agency they've contracted to handle all of this (at least here in the Netherlands). These same twats 'lose' stuff of worth all the time as well. I've had two Switch games that my mum sent for my son vanish under their handling. So, the alternative is to pay even more for insured shipping on a £20 game or just not fucking bother with gifts at all until we're there to collect in person.


    Yep, someone stole my lovely MiSTer FPGA.


    20 minutes ago, Colonel Panic said:

    Well, post a link to the press release at least!!


    Something after a google. I don't know if it's the correct stuff, as I gave up trying to read into it all. The whole process heavily restricts imports now, it's just such a pain. Multiple steps backwards, that's how things feel these days.


    Anyway, I now have a MiSTer again so I am "happy" :D

  6. Brexit is a whole massive issue. I tried to discuss with "porkchop" regarding distribution from Germany but he's aloof.


    Exactly as @Fallows writes above; it's the same for Germany. I understand "keeping it local" and supporting your country (or the EU) but there are things only available outside of the EU, which now get taxed up the arse (VAT + other fees). Anything I receive from the UK is now added to this list; and the UK rarely sell you anything without VAT because they're not used to it, so you pay UK VAT then once again import VAT due to incorrect paperwork, and a handling fee. It's a bloody nightmare. To add insult to injury, my MiSTer was stolen when in possession of DHL, in transit between Portugal and Germany, but that's a whole other rant.


    Things could be worse, yes, but I really feel they are objectively worse than 10 years ago in almost all areas!


    I also want an aluminium case, but it looks like it won't be happening.

  7. I should get into it, though. I bet it looks mint on the OLED, too!


    Yes, it felt like the future... and now feels like a better past. I still miss this on my PS4; having Spotify there is fine but it's not the same.

  8. 9 hours ago, strawdonkey said:

    I'm a big fan of Danmaku Unlimited 3, and it looks great on the OLED too.

    I actually really like it but am not a huge fan of the in-game sound, but moreso, the OST. Not a fan of it at all, but I appreciate it’s different. I guess I’ll just put on some other music when playing this…


    Shame it’s not like the xbox 360 where we can play MP3s through the system menu etc. Sometimes/often, I feel we’ve taken steps backwards, but I digress.


    Who picked up Andro Dunos II? Which platforms? Pixelheart are a bit sneaky with their “left in stock” counter, which isn’t the full stock in the slightest.

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