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  1. You can tell Terraonion are douchebags by the eyewatering amounts they charge for their products. See also Retrosix. I understand people need to earn a living but there is earning a living and there is taking the piss!

  2. 2 minutes ago, DennyDifferent said:


    Yeah, that's another thing I considered. I don't really like the small size of the 1up machines, though. Even with the riser. Like you say, there's got to be compromises somewhere and I have to decide what I want that to be. How easy/difficult was it to mod? I'm pretty bad with any kind of woodworking/DIY. Plus, I don't really have any space to do any kind of work like that either.

    I followed a guide I found online. It is fairly involved. Not loads woodwork wise though, only drilling two new holes for the 'coin' buttons. Thats the only extra function you have to add. The guide recommended new buttons all round buy I just soldered the existing ones onto the wires of the usb controller directly (so only had to buy two new coin buttons). If you aren't happy with soldering then you can just replace the existing buttons with ones that fit the usb controller by design. The pi itself then needed some programming so that it worked with the existing volume and power switch. Again, followed a guide and it was pretty easy. 


    Equipment wise it doesn't work out very much. You need a power board, raspberry pi, a few cables, buttons (and joysticks etc if you want to replace the stock ones). Wood bits for drill if you don't have already. I think in total it cost me £250 for the cab and then about £70 on top for the other bits.

  3. There's definitely a gap in the market here.  From my experience, nobody really does it properly.  So you basically have to choose between hunting down a proper machine or accepting a cheap alternative.  I ended up modding an Arcade1up and sticking an RPi 3b in there.  It's been used more than anything else I've ever owned.  My two eldest play it for an hour everyday when we are cooking dinner and I have the odd blast of R-Type etc.  Bloody brilliant (once you accept it for what it is!).  Looks smart too (it's the SF2 edition with riser).

  4. 21 minutes ago, Ninja Doctor said:

    Or when you tell her you want to swap out the shiny hdtv for a 32” crt from 2002…

    A few years ago, on my way home from work, I found a 14" Panny CRT dumped on the street.  Obviously I picked it up and carried it home, like it was some kind of poor, abandoned baby.  I got home all happy, expecting my wife to rejoice with me.... "what the fuck is that, why have you bought the 1980's home"?

  5. 3 minutes ago, Fallows said:

    It also means you can laugh at people who say they can easily tell the difference between 2ms and 8ms of input lag. That difference only means that the smaller number will skip a single frame of input less frequently than the bigger number. Their brain would need to be able to accurately distinguish each time an input skips a frame, and then compile those results to work out an average of total inputs across their session. So, utterly fucking impossible, in other words.


    Being able to feel when your game is consistently one, two, or more frames out is perfectly feasible - as you're dealing with compounded chunks of 16.6ms for every frame missed. I get roughly four frames of lag when playing on our 4K Samsung downstairs, mainly because it doesn't support MiSTer's 'vsync_adjust=2' mode. It's a complete shit show, and it's the main reason why I want a new TV.

    Genuinely interesting. But...how does that go down when you tell the significant other the reason for wanting a new TV?! 😅🤓

  6. 41 minutes ago, CovisGod said:

    Guys I’ve just spent £40 on a copy of Pokémon Crystal to go with my new Gameboy Colour, I remember they have battery’s in but can’t remember if they were for saves or just the day and night cycles? Are they still playable and saveable if the battery’s are fucked?


    Also @Das is the battery something you can replace? 

    Yeah sure thing if you don't feel confident having a go mate.

  7. Sorry if this has come up a thousand times...but what's the general consensus on best all round controller? Have used a SNES replica 8bitdo wired and wireless and seems to do a good job. I know you can get adaptors to enable original hardware but then do you need individual adaptors for each controller? Playing Sonic with a 'snes' controller feels a bit...dirty.

  8. On 12/02/2022 at 16:55, SimonG said:


    It was me...  I mentioned them.

    I paid £240 for a maxed out GBA, and I have a £110 eBay special on its way too. 

    The idea is to review the two of them, compare them to each other and to see if the price tag really is worth it.

    I like that idea. Retrosix guys, if you delve into the detail, have a lot of bad feedback. Their attention to detail is lacking from what I've experienced and what I've read. I ordered parts from them a few times. Once they sent me the wrong part THREE TIMES! It was only some silicone start/select buttons. Once ok, twice...hmmm..guess it happens, three times ok something not quite right there!


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