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  1. I’m sure others have said so previously. But I need to vent. Update files on this game take the biscuit. I’m now downloading the 1.13 patch for the 3rd time since its release. A patch file of 72GB for no apparent reason other than this game has a patch bug which forces it to redownload stuff you already have. So that’s 210GB total I’ve downloaded so far. Of which at least 140GB was unnecessary. No patch needs to be 72GB. How can that be justified? If only it was a mediocre experience I could bin it and move on. Bastards!
  2. Agreed. Life has been breathed back into this by PS+. Still a huge amount of fun and the best multiplayer I've experienced on PS4. Its not serious, I don't feel pressure to do well, it doesn't matter if I lose (KDR isnt a stat). Still have bags of fun stomping around and punching ant people in my massive robot. Titanfall 3 is one thing that would sell me next gen.
  3. Yes - and as @Jamie John says its a bit good in there. Also one of my favourite areas in the game.
  4. Useful map in spoiler above Go and buy the heater shield from the undead merchant . It gives 100% protection from physical attack.
  5. Yes it should. I run via multi man but on a BC ps3. But I believe there is a toggle not to use the native hardware and emulate in software instead.
  6. I suppose it could be isolated to COTM because it was an early title. But it was so ruinous - forcing me to save scum my way through that boss - that it’s put me right off. Any future play through of Aria or Harmony will be on a DS that’s for sure. It’s not everything on reflection. I’ve been playing GBA Super Ghouls and Ghosts on PSP without any noticeable issues. Though I’m so poor at it I’ve not seen very far into the game.
  7. Not to rain on the love in here. But GBA emulation is far from perfect. I’ve played circle of the moon to completion and at points the frame rate dips almost made me abandon it. The 2 headed dragon being a particular low light with what must have been an FPS in the single digits.. I’ve subsequently been put off embarking on GBA action games on the PSP just in case I get a similar experience some way down the line. Plays the hell out of Fire Emblems and Advance Wars of course and as far as I’m concerned the PSP go form factor is pretty much perfect. A truly pocketable portable and the ps1 emulation performance and library is a huge plus.
  8. @grounded_dreams I've not done it personally but you should be able to run just from the usb once you have created it from the image you've downloaded. You'll probably need to remove your sd card or it will boot from that by default. You may have to explicitly tell your pi to boot from usb though. See this link for an explanation of whether you need to change anything (model dependent) and how to do it. https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/bootmodes/msd.md
  9. Blimey! All I've got in my shed is some old paint and a plastic mower. In answer to the original question - I manage by modding older gen hardware so I don't need all the disks and boxes. A OG XBox, Back compat 60Gb PS3, XBox 360, Wii and PS4 cover pretty much most things and all will fit in a regular sized media cabinet. Given its looking like the next gen consoles will all have backward compatibility baked in, I can't envision it getting any more cluttered either.
  10. @Jazz Glands I have the pound hd link hdmi cable. Online reviews indicate it’s not perfect but they are far more discerning/fussy than me because I’ve found it to be excellent. No issues with lag. Image looks clean and games like soul calibur 2 at 720p look great. Comparison https://youtu.be/c1-MVEy3Y8Q I got mine via amazon - though looks like only 3rd party sellers now. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07D19QQHW/ Incidentally the hdmi footage in the review linked looks a little more washed out than the image I’m getting.
  11. Yes please! My sf iv stick can then be used on Final Burn Alpha. Will pm.
  12. I’ve had a quick go. Works like a dream. Really need a case to tidy up all the cables, but functionally I’m very impressed. As attractive as I think a crystal OG Xbox is - this means I can now tuck it away in a cupboard. Now to convince my old Uni alumni to come round to play some 4 player Top Spin and Mashed. As as for input lag - Soul Caliber 2 is as responsive as I remember. So it’s pretty imperceptible (+4ms in tests if I remember correctly). Steel battalion with a keyboard add on will be interesting. But that’s for another day.
  13. Also - I finally got round to pulling the capacitor out. No acid on the board but it was leaking a little. And it’s surprisingly potent stuff. My fingers were stinging pretty bad after I’d taken it out.
  14. That’s great to hear. Mines in the post so probably on a container ship from Oz at this very moment.... Still - great to hear it works as advertised. As it’s just the board I’m going to need a case from somewhere.
  15. Oh yes. No problems there. All other console devices connected are nice and responsive.
  16. I've recently set up a pi 3b for emulation and whilst the ease of setting one up using a pre built image and sheer versatility of the overall solution is very welcome - one of the things which I am noticing is input lag (at least thats what I think it is). Aria of Sorrow on GBA and Devil Crush on PCE don't feel as snappy as I'm used to (noting that I've only ever played Devil Crush via the Wii VC - never on original hardware). And Parapper is, frankly, impossible. Its not a fatal blow as there are retro games which don't rely on timing to be enjoyed - but I am worried that I will get a false impression of titles which I am not familiar with. It also feels as though its worse than emulation solutions which I have experienced elsewhere. For example GBA being emulated on the PSP. Is this a well trodden issue? And can I do anything about it (changing TV and/or using original hardware notwithstanding).
  17. Was modding one for a mate who sourced it from CEX. Didn't look new so I presume its been reset in some manner - though I've never done it myself.
  18. I've recently done this following a different guide. For step 4 its worth noting the following in relation to running Letterbomb. If you don't have any messages/memos already on your Wii you won't see the Letterbomb. Its spelt out in this guide: https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-install-the-wii-homebrew-channel-2498513 "If you have a brand new Wii, this reportedly won't work until there is at least one message in your message board. If your Wii is new and you have no messages, create a memo on your Wii before going on to the next step. To create a memo, go to the Wii Message Board by clicking the envelope in the little circle on the lower right corner of the main menu, then click on the create message icon, then the memo icon, then write and post a memo." Once you create the memo and quit out of your messages and then return you will see the Letterbomb and can continue with the hack. @dumpster May be worth updating the original post to include this.
  19. Dug my Xbox Crystal out of the garage recently when I was back visiting my folks. Had a blast resurrecting my Wii and finding out what it can do. So now its time to turn my attention to the orginal modders machine. Better whip that capacitor out sharpish! Was put off by the lack of wireless controller options - but found this: https://hackaday.com/2019/02/08/use-your-360-controllers-on-the-original-xbox/ Some chap in Oz has hacked together an arduino(?) board to allow original 360 controllers to work with the OG box. Judging by his twitter feed he's also working on emulating the Steel Battallion controller - as well as allowing other bluetooth controllers to work using the same board. Its £50 via his Etsy order page with pre-orders open for the next week or so. https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/682458413/preorder-ogx360-4-player-support-add Or here is his Github if you fancy doing it yourself: https://github.com/Ryzee119/ogx360 I've speculatively taken the plunge and will report back in 2 months when it will hopefully have arrived.
  20. Love these games - but I've always wondered why they don't make the ship out of the same stuff that 'the force' is made out of. I mean come on - fools. That really has tainted my enjoyment a bit. Anyway if, after that, you can somehow manage to continue to suspend your disbelief I can thoroughly recommend R-Type Delta on the original PlayStation. For an early 3d game its aged surprisingly well visually. They don't mess with the R-Type formula and the weapon choice and enemies are varied and fun - best of the bunch I reckon*. *Full disclosure - I'm yet to properly attack the PS2 outing. Though it felt a little too slow for the brief period I did try it.
  21. Just coming to the end of castlevania Circle of the moon on GBA. It’s definitely the worst of the 3 gba titles. But still very enjoyable - and better than I was expecting. Been playing via emulation on PSP and it’s mostly ok but some bosses and rooms have suffered badly from frame rate drops (the Zombie dragons were borderline unplayable). When I started out I thought it would be pretty much perfect emulation. It really isn’t. I’ll definitely be revisiting the other 2 after this but on native hardware.
  22. @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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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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