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  1. @Fireproofradiator if you decide you’d like a 19 blade fan I’m happy to post you my spare. May as well put it to good use. Let me know. Can’t guarantee what difference it will make though.
  2. Not sure it is the cheaper option. A new fan was a 12 Quid. Also not sure how prevalent the 60 gig back compat version is on the 2nd hand market. But I’ve not really looked. That said - maybe the emulation offered by cfw on a standard machine is good enough these days and all the effort required to look after the older model is unnecessary.
  3. I did this the other day. Stripped the PS3 60Gb down. Cleaned it. Changed the thermal paste. And intended to upgrade the fan to a new 19 blader in the interests of getting better temps and airflow Takes a wee while - and I've never applied thermal paste before - but its not too complicated. Note that I did not go the whole 9 yards and remove the integrated heat spreader from the chips and replace the paste under there because it looked far too dangerous - I just replaced the paste for the contact between the IHSs and the coolers. Thing is - its not really any less noisy now than it was before and the temps aren't massively improved. The only change has been that I feel better that the thermal paste has been changed because apparently that stuff has a shelf life. Turns out my fan already had 19 blades so my purchase of the part was unwarranted (you can even tell how many blades you have on your existing fan without opening the case if you shine a torch into one of the exhaust ports and count the visible fins). I can find a guide if you like. Should have checked first. My advice would be stick a custom firmware on it first (which is relatively easy) and get an idea of the temps on your CPU & GPU under load. It will tell you the fan speed (as %age) and temps - from there you can make a call on whether its worth cracking it open and doing the job based on the reported statistics and your tolerance for noise.
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    Turn your Wii into a fantastic emulation machine

    This thread has resulted in a real Wiinascence for me. Bought a wii arcade stick in the trading folder and everything. Having both my GC games and Wii games on USB storage is great. Been dabbling with PC emulation and looking at all singing/dancing emulation boxes recently - but turns out modding the real hardware is just as convenient but a heck of a lot cheaper. Oh - and you don't stumble over the odd hiccup you get on emus either. Was also looking at getting the new PS1 mini - but thanks to my experience here I've gone and ordered a cheap 2nd hand PS3 to mod instead as that will do the job and more besides.
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    The Emulator Thread

    Thought I’d give an update on my experience with the nettop. Gave Lakka a spin last night. Results were patchy but encouraging. Rom compatibility and discovery was limited from the images I have already which is annoying as I’ve seen them work on other stand alone emulators. Figuring out why (naming convention, format, compression?) for each instance will be painful. Hence the pi image route is looking attractive right now. Though I presume that i can still use lakka if I can source and expand a pi image and simply pull the games out as they will be in the right format? Unable to test 32bit gen performance. PsOne, N64 and up didn’t even run. Turns out this may be due to running the 32 bit version of Lakka. Either that or the embedded video driver has some sort of issue with 3D rendering for my machine configuration So I’ll have to wipe and start again with the 64 bit version and see if that fixes things. On the plus side of things what did work was great (just neo geo + gba). Playing GBA Aria of Sorrow on a 360 Arcade stick felt great for example. And the positives have been enough to make me feel it’s worth persevering. So I’ll be reinstalling and trying again tonight. Recalbox also looks very similar so I can try that if I continue to have problems with the 3D console emulation.
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    The Emulator Thread

    Hmmmm.. food for thought. Thanks for the offer. Looks like I should give Lakka a spin first and see what its like. No harm in doing so really. Plus it looks like its got Dual Shock 3 support out of the box and I've got a spare one of those knocking about somewhere.
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    The Emulator Thread

    Alas its a nettop - so tiny case, no PCIE slot etc. - so it will be using the onboard graphics only. Still viable? One thing that is attractive from the Pi point of view is the availability of images which are just download/build and everything is right there. Is there anything similar/recommended on the x86 side of things?
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    The Emulator Thread

    Maybe I should post in ATF but I’ll try here first. Ive got a few spare Celeron based nettop PCs after migrating family XBMC solutions to nVidia Shield TVs. Specs are: celeron 1007u 1.5Ghz 2gb ram 500gb hdd One has a windows license. Is there any scope for repurposing it as a retro emulator machine? One that can be hooked up to a big tv? Or will I get better results/run into less bother selling and going down the raspberry pi route?
  9. Is this the MW2 back compact thread now? Joy and despair for me playing this over the last couple of days. Felt good getting back into the Attack helicopter after such a long hiatus. But 50% of the lobbies I hit have had some sort of hack going on. You would have thought that would have subsided after so many years. But I guess it’s nostalgia hacking now?
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    Nintendo Switch Homebrew Thread

    The switch is hacked - but that also means shared hardware like the nvidia shield tv is vulnerable in the same way Could this open the way to see switch games running on that ? They share the same/very similar guts after all. Pretty sure there's tonnes of switch owners who'd love access to the GeForce Now store too.....
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    SNES Mini

    Dracula X: Rondo of blood isn't it?
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    SNES Mini

    Anyone considering the Hori 6 button fight pad for this as sold by Argos may want to reconsider. http://www.argos.co.uk/product/7455407 This had serious issues establishing a connection for me (though my mini was set up next to my wireless router). Not only that - it was less than responsive on the diagonals. I found executing endless fireballs far more accurate on the stock pad. Not worth the £30 being asked in my opinion.
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    Titanfall 2

    There's a thread with one in the Bargains section. Ignore me false alarm.
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    Titanfall 2

    I wish I knew. Maybe they were part of the Beta (I certainly wasn't).
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    Titanfall 2

    Indeed. I'm also after a psn discount code for TF2 if anyone has one begging.
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    No Man's Sky - Overhype drive engaged!

    I think that is in fact no mans tart.
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    Sony PSP Appreciation Thread

    If memory serves its simply a case of dropping 3 files into the right directory. Then running one. Remains soft modded until you do a full restart (sleep is fine). At which point you run the re-modding file which is one of the 3 files. I did it a while back so things may have changed. But I doubt it's got harder.
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    Hearthstone

    I've just moved to the android version of this after changing phones and its almost twice the size of the iOS equivalent running up about 2.6Gb! Less than impressed with that. Its a card game FFS.
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    Hearthstone

    Well I'm with the plebs down at 13, but I'm yet to see a new expansion card on ladder apart from the jeweled scarab. The meta seems to have slowed considerably though.
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    Hearthstone

    Has the drop in aggression in the meta prompted a re-appearance of mill rogue? I've seen 4 in relatively quick succession. At least Secret Pally got it over with quickly.
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    Hearthstone

    Sticking with the enduring frustrations vs aggro of my Reincarnation Shaman deck on ladder this season paid off today when the following sequence gave me my most satisfing one turn kill lethal ever. Turn 7 Priest: auchenai soulpriest & circle of healing to clear my board and leaves only a 1 health auchanai up. Turn 8 Shaman: Sylvanas & Reincarnation to steal the auchenai and leave Sylvanas and the Auchenai on my board Turn 8 Priest: Shadow word death Sylvanas + some minion Turn 9 Shaman: 2 x Ancestral healing to face flipped by auchenai for 28 damage and 3 more direct damage from the minion for the one turn kill! I wish I could say that has been my only type of experience with Auchenai/Healing wave synergy. But I've 'healed' myself for 14 damage in the past when an Auchenia has dropped from my sky golem.
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    Hearthstone

    I've got this too (gold edition no less) and whilst its a bit difficult to trigger - people can get caught out. The card states: "At the start of your turn, if you have at least 3 Mechs, destroy them all and form V-07-TR-0N." I have seen many people mistakenly think it wont trigger if there are only 2 other mechs out. Thing is it counts as the 3rd mech in the text, Cue much hilarity after some piddly annoy-o-tron gets killed and 'I'm sorry that happened' emote eminates from a chopsy opponent thinking they've cleverly averted its trigger - only for them to see VOLTRON turn up at the start of the very next turn.
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    Hearthstone

    My progression has been: Hunter-->Warlock-->Shaman I now hate Hunter and Warlock to play against. The zoo/aggro versions played by these decks just seem to be a parade of the same minions. There's little to surprise or confound. I have a mech Shaman deck now which is easily my most successful at Level 11 and climbing, not based on any deck in particular - just my own tinkering. I find Shaman to be the right balance between flexibility and directness at the moment. Priest is fun but too long winded. Had a lot of success with Paladin in arena, I think I'd go there next. Not touched Warrior, Rogue or Druid.
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    Hearthstone

    What am I saying. Having just read some recent posts - some of you lot are running it (or something similar). Shame on you all.
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    Hearthstone

    Before I start bitching I'd just like to say how much fun I'm having with this game having parted with zero cash to play it its easily my most played game of the year. I'm even having fun in the face of, lets face it, conveyor belt Zoo decks. But.... I just came up against this fatigue deck in ranked and it wasn't funny at all (I play controly shaman BTW): http://www.hearthpwn.com/decks/140918-natural-remedies I'm torn as to whether its a good thing that such a deck can exist. Its testament to the flexibility of the game but my oh my does it suck the fun out of playing. Forget card fatigue, my opponent almost won due to player fatigue. It shouldn't be called 'natural remedies' - it should be called 'paint drying'. If I come up against it again I'll just concede I think. All that time for one win simply isn't worth the bother.
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