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    Monster Hunter: World

    I headed back into this last night. The best video guides are gaijin hunter's if you haven't found them already. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJMtpG0gw_U&list=PLDR3ta7VqKrwZGLq5fhTr0iKAa026YK5G&index=79&t=125s&frags=pl%2Cwn Online in MHW isn't scary at all. Outside of hunts the only area which is shared with other players is the gathering hub and I've never experienced any kind of griefing in the game. Turn off voice chat and just use shortcuts and stickers to communicate if you don't fancy talking to randoms, start with joining monster hunts you already know to begin with as the monsters are stronger in multiplayer.
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    Do you cheat on games?

    I use guides if I get stuck on a puzzle or just lost with where to go next. I'm less inclined to do that when I've paid for a game out of choice as opposed to it being on PS+. Trouble is once I use a guide once for a game it's easier the next time and I have even less patience with working things out myself. I started trying to work out Another World but kept hitting walls which would take me a whole evening to break through and I knew I would never see all of it without help. Iconoclasts is another one where I have used a guide recently, I repeatedly did not understand what the game was signposting me to hit on a boss or which mechanic/move to use to solve a puzzle. Proper cheat wise - the only recent example I can think of is the rewind, infinite lives etc. on the old games in Rare Replay. No regrets on using them to actually see the whole game through. I wish they would include those type of features as standard in the Switch NES online games. Cheat fails wise - I once tried to reset my C64 with a paper clip to enter a poke and put the C64 out of action for weeks (felt like months) whilst Boots replaced it. I did regret that.
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    Resident Evil 2 Remake

    Ah right that makes sense then. I was expecting to climb through when I first tried it.
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    Resident Evil 2 Remake

    I enjoyed this way more than I expected to since the only Resident Evil I have enjoyed in the past was 4. Looks great and I didn't come across any jump scares (at least up to where I got to) which always feel cheap . I wasn't sure if the press X on a window and the item menu comes up thing was me not understanding some RE convention. Not quite good enough for me to pre-order but has sparked a renewed interest in RE.
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    C64 ownership at last - psu question

    @gizmo1990 the Polish PSU arrived last weekend by UPS on time and well packaged. Only got around to trying it out this weekend and it works fine for the 64C and even got my breadbin further than I remember it getting, with the correct start up screen at first then a few seconds later going to all blank blue or scrambled characters. My only issue is that the sheath on the end which goes into the C64 pulled back a bit when I disconnected it so not great build quality there. Not worth returning it for but I'll contact them and see if there is a quick fix or some money back. I'm happy that I can now test out my games but pretty pricey for what it is. There is some comment on it from lemon64 too, generally a thumbs up but with a comment that the output may be too low for power hungry add ons if I'm reading it correctly. Can't seem to link to the post directly but this is the text: "Glad you got it working. That looks like a decent PSU that you bought, never seen it before. My only reservation is that it has 2.0 amps of power on the 5 Volt line instead of 3 so as to cover the REU. Fine for a stock C64 and most things you plug in to it as the standard 64c was 1.7A IIRC. Not sure how it would hold up if you added a RAM expansion or other more power hungry devices. The Heavy duty PSU that came with the 1764 REU was rated for 2.5 or 3.5 amps depending on the model they gave you. Who knows it may work fine with an REU. The way I see it, if you are going to go through the trouble of building a replacement PSU, don't skimp on the power."
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    C64 ownership at last - psu question

    Thanks for the info @gizmo1990. I've decided to give the Polish one a go, the ebay feedback seems ok and on the basis that as an ebay seller you don't seem to have much option than to give the buyer their money back if a complaint is raised I thought it was worth the risk. I'm also keen to get one sorted before I break from work for Christmas so I can tinker around with it whilst on leave. It should arrive at the beginning of December so I'll let you know here how it goes.
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    C64 ownership at last - psu question

    @gizmo1990 Ok thanks. Building one is probably beyond my skills and confidence but I'd like to see yours when it's done. I'll do some more research on the off the shelf options, I'm not bothered about inteference etc. I just want it to be safe for the 64C and then for the breadbin if I can fix that. What made you doubt the Polish ones, safety or quality of the end result? I need to power an Excelerator + disk drive too so need to find out how reliable those PSUs are and if they are bad too then one of those on ebay which powers both at once could be the cheapest.
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    C64 ownership at last - psu question

    What PSU did you end up going for and are you happy with it? I've just dug my breadbin and mucky 64C out of the loft. So I'm looking into where to go for the PSU. Tempted to give the 64C one a try...
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    Nintendo Switch

    Just so I can understand the answer when it arrives. It's just the profile which is linked, so there is no child account or his own Nintendo account? The other reason I am reluctant to go family membership is that I don't trust Nintendo to have some no way back pitfall in the way I choose to set it up. I'd experiment more if I trusted them not to have some crazy thing hidden in there.
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    Nintendo Switch

    Thanks. I was probably being optimistic there, just that elsewhere in the guidance it refers to accounts rather than users. Feels a bit mean for me to back up my saves and not theirs, damn you Nintendo and your fingers in my wallet.
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    Nintendo Switch

    Whilst on the subject of kids enjoying the Switch. Mine have profiles on my Switch, would linking those to my Nintendo Account get them Cloud saves if I had an individual membership to the service? I'm not sure what Nintendo mean by "user" in this bit: "One save data file can be uploaded per software title, per user."
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    Antstream - It's Netflix for Games!

    Any idea of a timeline for this coming to OSX and iOS? I'd love to be able to see some old games which were very dear to me in my childhood but I've never been sure of going the emulator and finding ROMs route. As others have said the licensed part is a big plus. How have those people been found? Does it always include the creators of the games or are there cases where the licences have ended up elsewhere?
  13. At best it's going to be the demo referred to in the gtw information. The same seller has a Desert Fox pre production disk up for sale too so maybe they have got hold of a box of disks from a source involved in the industry from back then. It's pretty sad that the first port of call for this stuff isn't some sort of UK gaming archive so it can be carefully tested, the code saved and the physical elements put in a museum. If this is the only copy in existence then it should be treated as our gaming history not flogged and sent economy delivery. It's made me think about what I do with my old stuff.
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    C64 ownership at last - psu question

    Interesting thread. I too didn't realise C64 PSUs were such a problem. One day I hope to dig my old 'breadbin' style one out of the loft and get it working again. The power light just stopped coming on one day and now I'm thinking the PSU may have fried it one way or another. I have a grubby 64C as well which I got from a market stall and worked the last time I turned it on but it's not got the same appeal at all. Looks like some investment may be needed to even test them. Good luck with getting yours working safely.
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    General chatter - discuss anything here

    Aha great, thanks very much for your help.
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