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General Arcade & Retro Chat' Special Championship Edition

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,018 ✭✭✭ ironictoaster


    Dumb question. Can anyone identify the background music from this YouTube video? 7 seconds in. It’s driving me mad. It’s on the tip of my tongue :(


    https://youtu.be/cEAHR5Y_RYM



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,625 ✭✭✭ Jack burton


    Sounds like a 8 bit version of one of the Mortal Kombat track



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 47,347 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    It's a remix of one of the mortal Kombat 3 tracks in 8bit style.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,018 ✭✭✭ ironictoaster


    I was referring to the music 7 seconds into that video, just as the commentary starts



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 33,983 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn


    It's very faint, perhaps message the creator, he can help you?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,834 ✭✭✭ KeRbDoG


    Good news everybody! Changing the MCB to one that will take a larger inrush did the trick. Happy days



  • Registered Users Posts: 349 ✭✭ dav09


    Sweet! That's great for future reference, thanks very much for letting us all know. What's interesting about my Maximum Tune 3 is that they have inbuilt RCD or MCD switches on them so maybe it's a common issue but sometimes the main trip goes instead of the machine one, very strange



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,834 ✭✭✭ KeRbDoG


    Always a good idea to speak to a sparks (had a chat with one on my issue afterwards), but check the breaker that trips and also what is in the cab - is it a B or C type and what are they rated to. Are they 16amp, 20amp.

    But lets say the cab has a built in type C as it might have an initial large inrush current on power on. If in a fuse/breaker board upstream on the power circuit is a type B, it can trip.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,487 ✭✭✭ Mr.Saturn


    CeX are a bit of a shitshow — twice I've purchased Folklore (PS3) from them a month apart and twice they've cancelled the order as when they went to check it wasn't actually in-stock.



  • Registered Users Posts: 31,868 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    Getting a bit sick of using a bandridge and joytech scart switch chained together. Even at that I only have 8 consoles ready to go with all the rest left with a setup involved each time. (Which means they don't get played!)

    Thinking of picking up one of these https://m.axunworks.com/SCA101-RGB-SCART-Switcher-SCART-CHOOSE-ADJUSTMENT-p931.html

    About 319 euro after shipping and then tax on top of that too, so it ain't cheap but the build quality looks great.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,652 ✭✭✭ Steve X2


    Would you not consider the Hydra2? I've a couple and they work great. You can also add extra "heads" to it with 8 scart inputs.

    https://lotharek.pl/productdetail.php?id=125



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,318 ✭✭✭ Inviere


    Thought this was a great watch (if a little exaggerated at times), if you've an hour to kill. Nice mix of nostalgia, problem solving, and tech (the latter is still fun to watch even if not fully understood)




  • Registered Users Posts: 31,868 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    I completely forgot they existed and funnily enough that's the one I was going to go for years back when I last looked up a proper solution!

    That extra head option sounds really interesting, if I could have the equivalent of two of them, so 16 scart inputs that would probably sort me out.


    /edit - Hydra ordered! 206 euro delivered and no worries about import fees.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,652 ✭✭✭ Steve X2


    Good stuff. By the way, you can turn the LEDs that cycle through the inputs off. Depending on where you have it the lights can be annoying.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,693 ✭✭✭ McDermotX


    Aye. Hydras are the business. Just do the job asked of them.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,625 ✭✭✭ Jack burton


    The best comment

    "That's at least a couple million dollars in games unless he bought everything new when it came out. Some playstation 1 and 2 games go for hundreds of dollars"

    Post edited by Jack burton on


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,619 ✭✭✭ The Last Bandit


    Just got confirmation to order my Steam Deck, will have to sleep on it I think...



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,631 ✭✭✭ sniper_samurai


    Just got my email as well. Will be €675 poorer this weekend.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,018 CMod ✭✭✭✭ johnny_ultimate


    For what it’s worth, I’ve been very happy with it so far. A great complement to a desktop PC, and a pretty handy portable PC in its own right (the extra buttons are a godsend). Granted, I’ve mostly been using it as a Steam machine rather than diving into emulation etc…

    There are definitely OS quirks, and I’m sure Valve will announce a premium model sooner rather than later based on sales so far. But it’s an excellent device so far, even with its current limitations and quirks.



  • Registered Users Posts: 31,868 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    675? Jesus! I'm fairly paranoid bringing my Switch away with me, Steam deck would never leave the house.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,700 ✭✭✭ Doge




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,967 ✭✭✭ Quigs Snr


    Anyone have problems with therage.ie lately ?

    I picked up a Master System a few months ago.. took 3 weeks to arrive (I don't live in Dublin). But whatever it got there in the end and we were in the middle of the pandemic. Next order was a couple of games, arrived next day... most recent order is an Atari ST.. which arrived absolutely borked. Trashed RF port - you can make it work by leaning the cable up against the port but it doesn't actually stick in it in any way.. but the really bad parts are the Joystick ports.. ALL are broken or inaccessible rendering it unplayable. In the case of the front one its actually coming away from the board and moving around.In the case of the side ones the board inside is out of alignment with the chassis so you can't even plug one in.

    They initially responded saying yeah, the RF thing we knew about, the others we didn't but we tested it (if the test was more than turn on and insert a disk to see if it will load up - which it will do, then I would be astonished because this is not the sort of damage that gets done in transit, at least not whatever is wrong with the front port).

    I took a few days to look into a bit more etc, got some quotes to repair.. last 4 messages to them have been ignored however. They put up Facebook posts every few days, but just ignore me.

    Anyone else have a similar experience of late ? As far as I can tell they are one of only two retro shops in the country.. its a real bummer if one of them is seriously this unreliable.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,318 ✭✭✭ Inviere


    If you paid them by PayPal, you've tried to engage with them and they've ignored you, so raise a dispute for goods not as described. What other choice are they leaving you?



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,967 ✭✭✭ Quigs Snr


    ... good call. Just checked. It was Paypal.

    Worst part is.. totally willing to work with them on this e.g... give me a decent discount off the next order and I will ship this off to the UK for repairs etc... But crickets since that initial contact. It sucks. Because I love their shop and would be spending a fair bit of money in there whilst I continue with the build out of this collection. With Brexit having screwed up UK prices, they are reasonably competitive for many things these days.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,318 ✭✭✭ Inviere


    They've ignored your last four messages, yeah, as I say, what choice are they leaving you? No excuse for that crap service, and hearing that will likely put me off using them too.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,967 ✭✭✭ Quigs Snr


    ... and just as I type that they get back to me (I had left a message on one of their promotional posts earlier today to try get their attention - absolutely hate doing that btw). They are sourcing another ST for me. Its slightly damaged, but I can make one good one between the two of them and frankly that's more than good enough for me.

    I guess I'll be buying more stuff from them after all ! They do get some nice bits on a regular basis to be fair. And the prices don't seem to be as bad as eBay these days for most of it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,318 ✭✭✭ Inviere




  • Registered Users Posts: 8,652 ✭✭✭ Steve X2


    I'm planning on doing a bit of retr0brighting over the summer and wanted to try the simple but apparently very effective 9-12% peroxide liquid in water under the sun version of the process. It works very well from the videos I've seen(mostly The 8bit Guy). Those are in the US, so have decent summer sun and still need the full day to work. I'll test under the Irish sun when we have the good weather again and also under some powerful UV flood lights(60-100W) in the workshop and see how it goes.

    I found a source in Ireland that doesn't charge much and doesn't ask silly questions about why you want peroxide. The 12% was out of stock, so I grabbed the 9% and will just add a bit extra to the mix and hope for the best. The have a minimum order, so had to go for 9 litres :0/

    The couriers must think my house is a meth lab with all the chemicals they delivery to me these days.





  • Registered Users Posts: 6,318 ✭✭✭ Inviere


    I've similar aspirations Steve, I kinda want to leave the peroxide cream technique behind now and go full peroxide immersion under UV, ala 8bitguy/RMC techniques.

    Can you share the supplier, even by PM? Predictably, the main ingredient is the most awkward one to source here.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,318 ✭✭✭ Inviere


    Out clearing out the family house garden shed, and decided it was time enough to move the 21" Ferguson and the 14" Trini to the attic, to keep them safer from the elements.

    Carrying down the Ferguson, I figured I'd prefer test this before going to the bother of lifting it into the attic, as I also didn't want to test ~30 year old electronics inside the house either.... So I tested it in the garden, just a quick power on test....talk about magic smoke! Good lord, fizzing and banging and a big cloud of grey acrid smoke. It smoked for a while after, I actually thought it was on fire inside the case. So that's for the skip!

    Tested my childhood 14" Trini, powers on but no screen coming on. Led lights up on button presses etc, but zero life from the screen itself.

    Not a good day for crt's, which I'm more mindful of now than ever, can be absolute death traps 🙁



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