Posts posted by Das
On 30/05/2019 at 13:37, SqueakyG said:
I keep seeing adverts for a company called "Retrosix" in RG magazine, so I checked them out. Oof -- too expensive for me! They clean and restore the guts of GB, Pocket, Color, Advance, and put them in new aftermarket shells. That's £59.99. Then for GBA you can get them to put in the backlit
Retrosix are massively overpriced. It actually annoys me. I understand they are trying to make a living from it but they are bordering on ripping people off with their mods. All the other bits they sell you can easily import from AliExpress for next to nothing too.0
1 hour ago, Vimster said:
I have two I got via these guys - https://www.deadpanrobot.co.uk/
He's not working at the moment. Can order parts but not doing consoles. Plus any of these sites (see retrosix also) put on a large premium. Personally I think their builds can be a bit overpriced but I appreciate it can be more reassuring than taking a punt on eBay.0
10 hours ago, sir stiff_one said:
Ok I would be looking to pick one up for mid July. Do you know that eBay seller or do you wanna do it?
@sir stiff_one go for the one I linked. Mid July is only 6 weeks away and I couldn't guarantee parts would arrive in time. AliExpress give up 50 days in normal circumstances. The mod he has done is exactly what I would do. Looks like an original shell too rather than a cheapy Chinese replica. When it arrives just check for responsiveness of buttons. Some early ones had issues with protruding shell parts hitting the replacement PCB which meant you had to trim it down otherwise buttons wouldn't respond properly unless you mashed them hard. Or message him and check he's aware of that issue.1
9 hours ago, sir stiff_one said:
@Das, ! how were you not the first person on my mind?
I haven't. How do I get hold of one? Ideally I want a Gameboy that looks original, but not all yellowed and with a wicked screen. How much are we talking here (oh, I see you put the parts price), where can I get one all in?
@sir stiff_one I literally just sold one on eBay!! Posted it yesterday, d'oh.
Depends how quick you need it. I could build you one but parts from China are taking quite long at the moment. There are some decent guys selling them on eBay. They charge a few quid more than I would (as this is probably their business as opposed to a hobby!) but basically this is exactly what you want:0
To be fair I would want to shift that @watusi
White with off-white??!!
LCD wise the white, green and yellow are the easiest colours on the eye...if you go for for an IPS mod you can cycle colour combos by pressing the contrast wheel.1
6 minutes ago, watusi said:
About £55 i guess
Fair price. Thing is with the backlit/bivert mod the parts are actually dirt-cheap but the difficulty level/time required is high. Opposite way round with the new IPS mod. Piss easy to install but fairly costly (about £45 for the screen/front assembly alone)0
1 hour ago, strawdonkey said:
I don't know if they do sales of this specifically, but you could do worse than hitting up joebleeps on Instagram - he did the Neon Advance things that were made out of DS Lites and looked pretty cool.
Not sure Joe does commissions these days but he is a very sturdy modder and a good egg.
@sir stiff_one my oldest of buddies. Have you seen the new IPS modded DMGs??!! They make the bivert/backlight mod look like a Vectrex in comparison. There's still an old school charm about the old mod but the IPS screen is absolutely stunning.2
19 hours ago, Fox said:
I'd say if BioShock was too much for you then RE2 will be. The original is one of my favourite games ever, and the remake is, in my opinion, neeeearly as good, but I found Mr X to be a bit oppressive at times. Like, I'd describe it as more chest-tightening than bum-clenching.
Actually, I just re-read your post. And you already described it better. It's more frantic tension.
It's more being busting for a wee while being stuck on a bus, than being on a bus and Jason Voorhees gets on and rips the face off the driver and throws it at you.
Yeah but then saying that, I found The Last of Us sewer sections Bioshock-esque but I absolutely loved that game. I think it was because there were genuine extended periods of respite from it all though. Not just a safe room occasionally with a shitty plant and fluffy music. I have absolutely zero chance to play games in the day which makes it worse. Only time I can play them is late at night when I'm on my own1
8 minutes ago, DC Lemon said:
The GameCube game was a proper remake that’s since been re-released in HD.
OK gotcha. I guess I never really appreciated the GC version as a genuine remake, more a sprucing up... but point taken, I suppose it was. I may grab the HD version first then before I go for RE20
13 minutes ago, Ran said:
Have you played Resident Evil 7? I'd say it's about as tense and dread inducing as the early stages of that.
Nope, haven't played it. Last Resi I played was 6 I think? Definitely played 5 and obviously loved 4.0
Also what's all this RE1 remake? That never happened properly did it? It was just an 'HD' version?0
Obviously I've played all the originals but how scary is RE2Make or whatever it's called on a scale of wee to poo? I'm not easily scared but too much frantic tension can ruin a game for me. I gave up on BioShock all those years ago because I get fed up of crapping myself whilst trying to fend off some maniac traveling at the speed of light straight at me.0
23 minutes ago, Mr Combo Breaker said:
Generally you’d hear a door and he’d growl ‘Starrrrrzzz’
I like the idea that he still uses doors gracefully and fully as intended.2
I can't remember much about the original...but did you get some kind of weird noise/signal that Mr Handsome was about to jump out of nowhere and absolutey scare actual shit out of your anus? Or was it a complete surprise?
Asking for a friend.0
34 minutes ago, deKay said:
House of the Dead 1&2 coming to the Switch then.
Hope they do Overkill!
Will that entail frantically tapping the screen like some kind of impatient lunatic? Probably not one to play in public.1
32 minutes ago, Camel said:
Yeah pretty much. Turned it on one day and it no longer worked.
Does a short mean it's buggered?
I'd be surprised if it was poorly installed; it's a mmmonkey job that I've had for at least a decade.
Yeah see...that doesn't sound good. If you/someone had been tinkering and THEN it didn't boot it could be a short (something touching something else that it shouldn't be touching!). If it's just randomly happened then this sounds terminal to be honest. A chip has probably popped. If it was just a fuse it would likely have been in the PSU but you've swapped that out and still no dice which makes me think this is more sinister. Of course, I could be completely wrong!0
56 minutes ago, Camel said:
Or @Das who was doing a great job of helping me figure out what might be wrong about a year ago. I might send this off to you if you're still up for looking at it?
I agree with Jei that initially it sounds like a short but be interesting to trace the fault back to when it first occured. You've probably told me before @Camel but my memory is shot! How did it very first happen? Just went to play it one day and it was faulty?0
2 hours ago, Pavey said:
I think it is. Pretty sure the SS one is/was US only originally.
I think you are right actually as the only place I could fine a matching controller was via a seller in the US0
But what about Dreamcast/Saturn/PS2 etc. If I could feel comfortable emulation would supply my fix for these consoles then I'd seriously consider just getting a pc with a flip off massive hard drive....I'd still keep my OG Xbox. Seeing as nothing can emulate the damn thing anyway.0
14 minutes ago, watusi said:
I'm going the other way, I have a posh(ish) pc but have started building up a collection of old consoles, partly to play on a CRT, partly for odd controllers and shooty shooty games, and partly because I can!
It was your fault for selling me an xbox...
Haha!! I do LOVE a CRT. And I do love just looking at the consoles and occasionally stroking them...sometimes I even have time to PLAY them can you believe?0
Great thread, Treble.
Now, here's a question...at what point is PC gaming going to satisfy a retro gamer enough to ditch all his/her old consoles?
Retro-wise, right now I genuinely have all of these setup:
Super Fami Jr with RGB mod + SD2SNES
JAP Gamecube, GBA player with Xeno chip
Original Xbox with Alladin chip and 500gb HD (Coin-ops etc)
JAP White Sega Saturn with modchip
JAP Megadrive 1 with Mega Everdrive
JAP Dreamcast with GDEMU
PS2 slim with Matrix 4 chip
PSOne with modchip
Wii with HB Channel etc
+ 1 million handhelds including official Nintendo/Sega stuff and PC/Android type stuff (GPDWin etc).
My wife would love me to sell it. Convince me I could...and, say, just have a PC for 'sit down' gaming and keep my GPDWin for 'on the go' gaming.0
2 hours ago, geldra said:
Oh wow, i’m regretting picking up a Pocket now. I don’t have a flash cart at the min though, so there is that...
They are cute. I don't blame you! I've managed to make myself a proper backlit GB colour (GBA AGS 101 screen mod) so that gets nearly all the Gameboy action these days!0
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Don't get ripped off on retrosix! I've probably got some knocking about I can send you for cost of postage.