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  • MrFlay 10 Jan 2016 12:24:35 3,193 posts
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    FuzzyDuck wrote:

    The Dualshock 4 is fantastic for SNES and (obviously) Playstation 1 games because of the layout and great d pad.
    Thanks for the suggestion but I think a Dualshock 4 is a little bit expensive just for emulation. I ordered a Buffalo SNES USB controller. No more paying €7.99 for ROMs.
  • Psiloc 10 Jan 2016 12:40:39 3,889 posts
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    Can't you get USB adapters to plug in official SNES controllers? That would have been better. I agree with the poster on the previous page, that thing is probably going to be nasty.

    360 pads used to be the best PC controllers but they fall down on retro games due to the cheap D-Pad.
  • superbob85 10 Jan 2016 12:44:24 7,316 posts
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    Was a mega drive gamer growing up but the snes had the best pad the d pad was almost perfect.
  • MrFlay 10 Jan 2016 12:44:36 3,193 posts
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    Actually the one I bought is quite well reviewed and made in Japan. It was fairly cheap and if it doesn't work I'll get a SNES controller and an adapter.
  • mal 10 Jan 2016 13:15:20 27,866 posts
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    challenge_hanukkah wrote:
    On New Year's Eve I went here: http://www.arcadeclub.co.uk/

    It was really rather awesome.

    Will be going back when they get their alcohol licence sorted.
    North-western meet, anyone?
  • ibenam 10 Jan 2016 14:10:11 3,031 posts
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    mal wrote:
    challenge_hanukkah wrote:
    On New Year's Eve I went here: http://www.arcadeclub.co.uk/

    It was really rather awesome.

    Will be going back when they get their alcohol licence sorted.
    North-western meet, anyone?
    Thats local to me, ill be paying a trip!
  • richarddavies 10 Jan 2016 14:39:55 5,847 posts
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    I meant to go there before Christmas but my car Ballsed up and it got postponed. A meet up would be a good idea though!

    Edited by richarddavies at 14:40:15 10-01-2016
  • spamdangled 10 May 2016 11:16:36 30,465 posts
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    Ooooh: Chris Huelsbeck has launched a Kickstarter for an orchestral album of the Turrican 2 soundtrack!

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chris-huelsbeck/turrican-ii-live-orchestra-album-by-chris-huelsbec

    Loved Turrican back in the day. And it really did have an amazing soundtrack:

  • Aestivius 11 May 2016 07:17:14 10 posts
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    Heard the orchestral suite based off Turrican II at the East meet West concert a while back via German radio. If we get more of this then I shall gladly see if I can support his kickstarter.


    Edited by Aestivius at 07:17:34 11-05-2016
  • Jimez 1 Jul 2016 23:21:44 377 posts
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    Been playing a lot of Sonic in recent days, mainly the Mega Drive classics. In my opinion, the best Sonic games. And they still hold up well to todays standards.
  • EMarkM 2 Jul 2016 00:10:56 4,361 posts
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    @Jimez I remember my mate Andy had a Megadrive, and the only game he ever had was the original (I think) Sonic.

    It was a fantastic game.

    I was into my Amigas by then, though...
  • Psiloc 2 Jul 2016 15:46:02 3,889 posts
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    Sonic 1, 2, 3 & Knuckles are the only Sonic games worth a damn. People who still say Adventure is any good are absolute lunatics.

    /jest
  • superbob85 2 Jul 2016 16:05:46 7,316 posts
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    Wasn't there a wii u pad based on the snes released. Desperate for a decent wii u pad.
  • Deleted user 16 July 2016 18:41:46
    I've spent the day looking at handhelds and the 3 in one console jobbies and whilst there's some nifty kit at there I suddenly realised I can do it for around £50 if I build my own via a raspberry pi 3.

    Never owned one of these before though so will have to get acquainted with what I will need and setup guides etc.
  • H1ggyLTD 16 Jul 2016 18:43:35 6,607 posts
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    I've been thinking about doing that for a while.
  • Deleted user 16 July 2016 18:47:51
    @H1ggyLTD

    Just looking it all up now. Seems fairly straight forward.
  • Deleted user 16 July 2016 20:03:23
    So for fellow pi users this is my Amazon shopping basket so far:

    Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Quad Core CPU 1.2 GHz 1 GB RAM Motherboard

    Raspberry Pi 3 Case - Black/Grey

    Raspberry Pi 3 Power adapter UK/EU 5V 2.5A

    SanDisk Ultra Android 64 GB microSDXC Class 10 Memory Card + SD

    Buffalo Classic USB Gamepad for PC (snes pad)

    JETech® 2.4G Wireless Keyboard

    All that lot comes to £80 delivered.
    Hardware wise is that all I need? I have a spare hdmi cable and a 32gb usb stick.

    I know I could probably use a DS4 or xbox one pad but I wanted a retro one. Any other recommendations for this?
  • the_milkybar_kid 16 Jul 2016 20:14:50 5,407 posts
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    Is the DS4 still temprimental with the Raspberry Pi 3? Last I read there were lots of problem's with the Bluetooth connectivity and even more with the button latency. Oh and doesn't it struggle to run stuff after the 16bit era?

    I was going to pull the trigger on one but read of the problems people were having.

    Edited by the_milkybar_kid at 20:15:27 16-07-2016
  • Deleted user 16 July 2016 20:30:35
    Here's a video of some n64 games tested on the pi3

    https://youtu.be/i87EBRHcJs4

    To be honest I'm only bothered about 8 and 16bit games for it.

    Nes, master system, snes, megadrive, neogeo, pc engine and a handful of mame roms. Looking at some YT footage it looks to play Diddy Kong racing, Mario 64 and MK64 spot on so that would be a nice bonus.

    Edited by addyb at 20:37:36 16-07-2016
  • the_milkybar_kid 16 Jul 2016 20:45:52 5,407 posts
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    I know N64 is quite problematic anyway but my old Xperia managed to run most the roms (and PS1 isos ). As long as there's no lag or anything I'll try it out. Does anyone with the RP3 know if the Dualshock4 is compatible?
  • Deleted user 16 July 2016 21:01:48
    Ooooo I like this pad

    8Bitdo NES30 Pro Wireless Controller for Android/iOS/PC/Mac https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B013B61SCS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_7jPIxbV7GVEZ1
  • Cappy 16 Jul 2016 22:41:37 13,529 posts
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    Kind of pricey when a PS2 controller plus USB adapter will set you back about £5-7 these days.
  • mal 16 Jul 2016 23:11:34 27,866 posts
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    Yes, I bought a famicom design one from the dragonbox shop (at time of writing it's out of stock now though):

    https://www.dragonbox.de/en/341-8bitdo-fc30-pro-controller-game-controller-4260416650237.html

    It even works with my Pandora!

    Edit: Versus a PS2 adaptor it means you don't have to carry around 10 ft of cable, a bulky controller and a USB adaptor and a USB OTG cable, just this (and a short microUSB cable if you'll need to charge it when you're out) and something to prop your phone up

    Edited by mal at 23:14:01 16-07-2016
  • Deleted user 16 July 2016 23:24:36
    Cappy wrote:
    Kind of pricey when a PS2 controller plus USB adapter will set you back about £5-7 these days.

    Very true. For now I'm just going to get the buffalo controller for £12 as it gets good reviews. Not sure how long the cable is though so may need a usb extension. All being well at some point I may get an arcade stick for mame.
  • reggy72 17 Jul 2016 09:11:29 612 posts
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    I was watching an interesting video the other day with regards to the Sega Saturn's disk reading security which has proved very difficult to hack.

    The whole premise was to provide those who do not want to emulate but use original hardware, but are wary of the fact that the disk drives are now at the youngest twenty years old, mechanical devices that are prone to failure as I can testify with two failed CD drives on my machines.

    The solution which hopefully be commercially available this year makes use of the VCD card reader slot on the rear of the machine, by reverse engineering the Saturn's guts he has managed to convince the security bios chips that his device which holds micro SD cards that the information from that card is coming from the CD-rom, with all the correct counters and timers in place so not to overload system ram which I assume would crash the system otherwise. Brilliant stuff.
  • Deleted user 17 July 2016 10:19:12
    I remember my mate having a Saturn. Virtua fighter, daytona, sega rally, panzer dragoon. Good times.

    In other news I've ordered my pi kit and that should be here in a couple of days. Just the software side to prep in advance.

    I know the first game I want to play.

    Turtles in time on the snes!

    Edited by addyb at 10:22:16 17-07-2016
  • quadfather 17 Jul 2016 13:29:32 27,221 posts
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    What software do you use to get it all running then?
  • Deleted user 17 July 2016 13:48:07
    quadfather wrote:
    What software do you use to get it all running then?
    On the pi?

    By all accounts it's just retropie you install via the sd card.
  • Deleted user 18 July 2016 19:23:32
    Does anyone know if an elgato hd60 will work on a raspberry pi, specifically retropie to record gameplay? I've looked online but can't seem to get a definitive answer.
  • superbob85 18 Jul 2016 19:32:53 7,316 posts
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    As a fan of retro gaming the announced nes is a must buy the 30 games has so many classics.
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