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  1. While it might be overkill, Dolphin can work directly with the GC multi tap released for the Wii U, removing any need for controller config etc. Required the multi tap and GC pads though so may not be the cheapest option if you don’t have some of the bits already.
  2. USB enumeration is a pain as there is no fixed order it happens in. MAME can do it using device id’s, don’t know if retroarch can too. Translating any input devices into key presses can work to an extent, but not sure it will fix all the issues.
  3. It varies by game really, some are fine like that, some are better with lb -x -rb y -b -a Stuff like f-zero where the shoulder buttons have symmetrical usage works better with the above. I would stick with yours and just change any games that need it.
  4. Yeah, we're going to see how it goes playing through this and then see what takes our fancy next. By the time we get through it I expect Frosthaven may have been released, and if not maybe Gloomhaven on PC will have local co-op. Might just get Imperial Assault back on the table though!
  5. Both retroarch and mame have config hierarchies (i.e. game > system > global) so you can override any setting at any level. The process for this always seems more complicated than it should be to me, but if you check their respective wiki's it will have details of how to do this. I'm assuming retroarch can do per system configs, never tried it.
  6. Micromacro Crime City It looks like Where's Wally, and kind of plays like it. We had great fun working through the first few easy missions, it's well presented and executed. Not sure i'd want to play this with four people (we've only done the easiest missions so no idea if it will stay like this), but seems like it would be great fun solo or with two. A bit of non-sexual roleplay as East End detectives helped . Gloomhaven JotL Played through the first 5 scenario's (although lost the 5th so need to repeat that!). It does a great job of easing you into the game, and the scenario books simplify a lot of the time setting up. The mechanics have been good so far, giving enough depth without being too fussy. I do like the action mechanics using a pair of cards, and the enemy decks, as it does keep the combat varied, something too many games struggle with even if it is a bit artificial. I do like the stamina mechanic too as it absolutely forces you to keep up the pace. We're playing 2p and it's felt pretty balanced so far, only the 2x modifiers feel a little bit too powerful.
  7. That port is power only, the other 7 are normal.
  8. phresh

    Disco Elysium

    Just play it, and save reasonably regularly. Like any RPG, dying and then revisiting the same conversations isn't much fun. I've put about 6 hours in this week and fallen in love with it.
  9. I've only played the demo but what I liked about the EMMi is that it forces you to speed through a section utilising all your movement abilities like a fucking ninja, no plodding around. It's just a robotic manifestation of a crumbling ceiling, lava flow or any other number of mechanics that achieve the same thing in loads of platform games.
  10. As nice as that is it does borrow significantly from this (https://www.lovehulten.com/originx.html) -
  11. Played a couple of new games this weekend - Watergate - Really, really, enjoyed this. It just takes some really simple systems but combines them in clever ways that keep it really balanced throughout (caveat - only played a few times). Would definitely recommend. Tranquillity - Wasn't sure about this to start with, it's a coop game where you're supposed to remain silent (which we mostly did) but once you get into the rhythm of it after a game or two it flows really nicely and you can probably knock a two player game out in ~15mins. Escape From the Dark Sector (4p) - Played two player already, which I enjoyed - but four player was a better experience. I think the overall difficulty scales a bit better with four than two so if you're considering i'd recommend it more for four than two.
  12. Work ongoing on casing my Mister, bought most of the components now, just trying to decide on what buttons to use (quite fancy some keyboard keys for the 3 buttons but not sure yet). Wanted an inbuilt power supply to make it more portable (so it just uses a standard IEC cable, would have preferred a figure 8 but it's a metal case...) and I can use a smart relay along with an ESP8266 on the normal mister buttons so I can program it all into my Logitech Harmony. Decided to go with DB9 sockets on the front for flexibility as it's easy enough to wire them for virtually anything, either USB or using SNAC adapter. Need a few more ports on the rear and a couple of the port extensions i've bought are far too 'stiff' to work in the cramped case, so need to do something about that. Not looking forward to soldering all the USB headers! Gone for a 5A supply as I think I could get a mt32pi in here in the future if I wanted. If anyone has any ideas/recommendations for a power button and the 3 mister buttons to fit the styling i'm all ears!
  13. Any recommendations for mods for this first one?
  14. While anyone who built a PC pre-USB appreciates their universality I don't think their is any other port that makes a console (or virtually any other device for that matter) look worse. I'm just ordering up the bits to case mine and i've just left all the USB ports on the back (i'm using bluetooth) and the cables will just have to reach of necessary. I think the only joystick ports that look acceptably retro are either a DB9/NES or an N64/GC, i'm not a fan of the elongated SNES/PS1 ports.
  15. I have it at home, just need to order various bits and pieces to make it usable. It’s decent quality though, got some good weight to it. I want to pop a smart relay in with it and an ESP8266 so I can control the buttons over WiFi (specifically to enable the Bluetooth scanning without having to get up and press a physical button).
  16. You can get two versions of the TTR games, the full fat ones or the mini ones (London, New York, Amsterdam). I really like the mini ones as you get almost identical gameplay but in something you can whip through in under 30mins.
  17. Yep, agreed, not aiming for anything too complicated. I did think about Heroquest but the D&D adventure game @Sardan mentioned looks like a reasonable half way house (albeit for the older one, not the younger, the formers birthday is in April so might save it for then!). I'd expect their parents to be DM-ing the kids, to start with at least, so that helps somewhat.
  18. Has anyone got any recommendations for a ttrpg suitable for kids? Ages 8 and 5 (ish, i'm a terrible friend), although gaming tends to be targeted towards the younger one in terms of themes, they are smart. I have Goblin Quest, and could see how that could work, but i'm thinking of something maybe a touch easier to 'DM' for their parents. I've seen Hero Kids recommended online but wondering if anyone here has any experience?
  19. How long does a game of Memoir '44 normally take?
  20. I vaguely remember enjoying Soleil, although that was more arpg than jrpg I think.
  21. That Ireland performance was incredible, if i'm honest I didn't think a Farrell coached team (as head coach) would have it in them. England's big test is next week, which is an odd thing to say after beating Australia but it's become a bit routine now (I saw it was 8 wins in a row now?). Not really sure what to make of the team so far, it feels like Jones knows he needs to mix the team up before the WC but isn't willing to go too far with it. As merman mentioned Freddie Steward has probably been the outstanding player so far, reminds me of Rob Kearney, which is no bad thing.
  22. Here's the manufacturers page, find the right size and then just google the code - should be able to get it from rs, farnell or rapidonline I expect; https://www.hammfg.com/electronics/small-case/general-purpose/1456cww
  23. Been looking at cases for the Mister and can't find anything I really like and isn't going to cost the earth. Found some nice ITX cases, but either too expensive or too big. I wasn't going to go for a vintage look but I think i've fallen for this beauty (£57 from Farnell) - Just look at that beige. Real walnut too! I need to check it's big enough for the few extra bits I want to add but there are longer/taller variants.
  24. Dune - Won't repeat what others have said as I agree with most of it, my main problem is that I couldn't watch all of the desert stuff without thinking about how i'd rather be watching Fury Road. Especially with the sandstorm scene which is astounding in Fury Road (especially on the black & chrome version) and just felt a bit weak here. 4/5
  25. Office Killer : A sort of slasher movie, where the lead character (brilliantly portrayed by Carol Kane) goes a bit loopy after being forced to work form home in her journalism job. Some decent special effects, if you liked Voices it feels like this may have had some influence (or whatever influenced this film did). It's shot really well, and moves at a decent pace. Main criticism would be that it doesn't really build any tension. 3.5/5
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