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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,843 ✭✭✭ Nerdkiller1991


    Nothing aggravates me more than seeing a bunch of Yanks call the Mega Drive by that other name.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,760 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    Nothing aggravates me more than seeing a bunch of Yanks call the Mega Drive by that other name.

    There is one thing that annoys me more, hearing non yanks using it :mad:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,843 ✭✭✭ Nerdkiller1991


    o1s1n wrote: »
    There is one thing that annoys me more, hearing non yanks using it :mad:
    Yes, YES! Especially when it's Modern Retro Gamer or Jim Sterling. YOU WERE BORN IN PAL TERRITORY, DON'T ESCAPE FROM IT!


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 33,909 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn


    Nothing aggravates me more than seeing a bunch of Yanks call the Mega Drive by that other name.

    Other name you say...



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,704 ✭✭✭ Tim Robbins




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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,603 ✭✭✭ Jack burton


    That would be fun to play for about 3 mins and then your wrists will be sore and you'll turn it off

    I see it does have USB and HDMI so could work as a "console" for playing on a TV with a USB controller. But if that's what you want there are way cheaper options


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,150 ✭✭✭✭ super_furry


    Have any of the Pandora's boxes ever been good? Did some research into them when I was considering buying the two-player controller set-up but not many people have good reviews.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,747 ✭✭✭ DaveyDave


    The Hello Kitty Dreamcast I have is modded to play PAL games, is it possible to change it back to NTSC?


  • Registered Users Posts: 614 ✭✭✭ 80s Synth Pop


    what colour logo do you get at boot? If it's red than it's ntsc and ntsc games should still play at 60hz.
    Someone may have just put the 4 wire region bypass mod in or flashed the region free bios.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,747 ✭✭✭ DaveyDave


    what colour logo do you get at boot? If it's red than it's ntsc and ntsc games should still play at 60hz.
    Someone may have just put the 4 wire region bypass mod in or flashed the region free bios.

    It's blue. I'm not familiar with mods for the Dreamcast though so I'm curious to know if it can be reversed and if it's easy to do or maybe if someone on here could help me out!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 614 ✭✭✭ 80s Synth Pop


    blue is pal and is set in the bios. You could open it up and see if they "socketed" the bios to allow easy swap out. If so then purchase a universal bios off someone in assemblergames and pop it in.

    It actually doesn't really matter if you are running a pal bios as the 50/60hz code is in the game disk code. Once you can boot your ntsc games (with action replay etc) they will be in 60hz.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,760 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    There was a zero feedback Irish seller selling quite a few Game and Watches. Thought I might be in for an amazing bargain - nope, sold for almost 350!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nintendo-game-and-watches/352478702081?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,997 ✭✭✭ Touch Fuzzy Get Dizzy


    RAGE have free controllers, presume they're broken. Would like a light gun use for cosplay prop if anyone can pick me up one?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,747 ✭✭✭ DaveyDave


    Getting some shelves put up soon so hopefully can have some boxes on display. Gonna try take a break from getting any consoles and bigger items until after Christmas. Although I wouldn't have got the bargain Hello Kitty Dreamcast if I wasn't just browsing...


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Paprium launch party in France 27th October. Game is also set to ship then but not confirmed yet

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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 47,132 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    Will be nice if they get it out. Nicer if it's good. It does look solid.

    They got a lot of **** lately. Glad to see light at the end of the tunnel.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,603 ✭✭✭ Jack burton


    I actually can't believe it's getting a release, finally. I really hope it's good


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,760 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    Yeah I find that hard to believe myself, thought it was just going to turn into vapour wear and a couple of Watermelon employees moving to the Cayman Islands.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,972 ✭✭✭ Shapey Fiend


    I would have guess Paprium would take them 5 or 6 years to develop at least. Trying to do SOR2 level graphics would be incredibly time consuming they'd have had a ton of people working on that back in the day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,843 ✭✭✭ Nerdkiller1991


    So, having acquired my Dreamcast as of yesterday, is there any place in this country where I can get it modded?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,053 ✭✭✭ MrVestek


    So, having acquired my Dreamcast as of yesterday, is there any place in this country where I can get it modded?

    Modded for what exactly?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,828 ✭✭✭ deadl0ck


    New Kickstarter called "Retro Gaming The Movie" - might be of interest to some. Linky


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,257 ✭✭✭ Inviere


    So, having acquired my Dreamcast as of yesterday, is there any place in this country where I can get it modded?

    I'd say don't bother, & get one of those GDEMU thingys.

    Edit - actually, are those things multiregion??


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,747 ✭✭✭ DaveyDave


    I've been looking into GDEMU myself recently. From what I gather the guy who came up with it decided to limit production, make ordering awkward and got stroppy when people started cloning it for a lot less.

    If they were closer to €50 I'd consider it as a 64GB SD card is only €10. I watched a video John Riggs posted a while ago and he was having issues with the games and software crashing but then it seemed to work fine after a while.

    I've also heard the PSUs get hot because there's less load without the GD-ROM going.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,257 ✭✭✭ Inviere


    DaveyDave wrote: »
    I've been looking into GDEMU myself recently. From what I gather the guy who came up with it decided to limit production, make ordering awkward and got stroppy when people started cloning it for a lot less.

    If they were closer to €50 I'd consider it as a 64GB SD card is only €10. I watched a video John Riggs posted a while ago and he was having issues with the games and software crashing but then it seemed to work fine after a while.

    I've also heard the PSUs get hot because there's less load without the GD-ROM going.

    There's GDEMU clones available now, for more attractive pricing I believe. The PSU overheating was as a result of incorrect airflow iirc, as a result of the missing drive. Fairly sure I've seen 3D printed parts that resolve the airflow issue.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,843 ✭✭✭ Nerdkiller1991


    MrVestek wrote: »
    Modded for what exactly?
    Region free support, force all games to support VGA output, you know, something akin to this.


    https://japanese-cake.livejournal.com/10056.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,747 ✭✭✭ DaveyDave


    Is anyone expecting stuff from Japan from September onwards? I'm expecting two parcels, one sent the first week or so and another send the 3rd week or so. No sign of either. One of the sellers messaged me two weeks ago to say some of the parcels are showing up and there was a big delay due to a tsunami or an earthquake.

    They're small parcels and not packets though so also possibly stuck in customs while they figure out what BS charge to put on it...


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 47,132 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    Steve bailey said tsunami is holding stuff up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,747 ✭✭✭ DaveyDave


    On the Japan Post website there, on top of typhoon Jebi at the beginning of September there was also typhoon Trami, typhoon Kong-Rey and an earthquake in Hokkaido towards the end of September/beginning of October.

    Jaysis!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 219 ✭✭ frasr


    I had one item that was ordered on the 28th Aug & only came the middle of last week and another (that according to ebay's tracking was delivered the day after it was sent!) that hasn't came yet. Normally I'd be jumping up and down, but with the ongoing delay, figure it's stuck in a container with 1000's of other parcels. I'd say it's setting up for a game of poker with your 2 parcels


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