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Another amazing video from My Life in Gaming. :D

If I ever buy a PC Engine... which isn't likely as I have most of the games I'll probably ever want for it on the Wii and Wii U Virtual Console services... but if I did, I'd get one of these. :peace:

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I ended up on eBay because of this thread to lookup Dreamcasts and ended up searching for something I've been after for a while but not found any decent priced ones, that and I'm pretty wary of using eBay. But I found one that seemed like a good price and a reputable seller so I bit the bullet and I got it on Monday. It looked brand new straight from the factory. Pretty happy overall.

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That's pretty nice condition @Ike did you get it from the seller from Japan who has two left at £48.23 by any chance? :D

I'm tempted myself...

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7 minutes ago, S.C.G said:

That's pretty nice condition @Ike did you get it from the seller from Japan who has two left at £48.23 by any chance? :D

I'm tempted myself...

Yep! :laughing:

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1 minute ago, Ike said:

Yep! :laughing:

I'm sure there's a reason I don't own one yet though... you're using it on a Super Famicom right? It won't just work on a PAL Super Nintendo I'm guessing?

It's a really odd one because it's a peripheral, so there shouldn't be a problem but I heard that they have a lockout chip.

I know it fits in the cart slot of a UK console and JP but not US without modification.

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17 minutes ago, S.C.G said:

I'm sure there's a reason I don't own one yet though... you're using it on a Super Famicom right? It won't just work on a PAL Super Nintendo I'm guessing?

It's a really odd one because it's a peripheral, so there shouldn't be a problem but I heard that they have a lockout chip.

I know it fits in the cart slot of a UK console and JP but not US without modification.

Good question! I'm using a Super Famicom so not 100% sure, but I don't think it works on a PAL console. it might if you have an adapter. It'll work on the US console if you remove the tabs (good region protection, Nintendo :laughing:).

Your basically plugging a Gameboy into your SNES so it's a bit weird they'd lock it out. I don't think the 50hz/60hz matters in this instance.

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10 hours ago, Ike said:

I ended up on eBay because of this thread to lookup Dreamcasts and ended up searching for something I've been after for a while but not found any decent priced ones, that and I'm pretty wary of using eBay. But I found one that seemed like a good price and a reputable seller so I bit the bullet and I got it on Monday. It looked brand new straight from the factory. Pretty happy overall.

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Haha. You were looking at Dreamcast stuff and then ended up with that. This thread truly is dangerous. :D 

It looks like a fantastic bit of kit and it's a great find, Ike. 

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Yep, I bought one as well... and the Hori SGB Commander controller to go with it. :blank:

It's my own fault, I shouldn't have checked this thread... but I can't not check it. ::shrug:

That's it now, no more Retro purchases or large amount of new game purchases for a while...

...probably. :p

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We seem to take it in turns to have our retro game purchase flourishes. Who's next on the list after me and SCG? :p 

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3 minutes ago, Happenstance said:

We seem to take it in turns to have our retro game purchase flourishes. Who's next on the list after me and SCG? :p 

Well, bearing in mind that I've also added to my Neo Geo Pocket Color collection recently, it's not going to be my turn again for quite a while now I reckon. :p

Mind you, if this Super GameBoy 2 doesn't work on my Pal SNES then I will be considering one that does later on down the line, not immediately though, that's for sure. :)

I reckon @Hero-of-Time will be next with a load of Dreamcast stuff or maybe some original Xbox games...

...complete with an Xbox One purchase of course. ;)

Although @Happenstance I think you might end up adding some more titles to your Saturn collection sooner than expected, it's a really tempting system to collect for. :cheeky:

Place your bets now! :D

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13 minutes ago, S.C.G said:

Yep, I bought one as well... and the Hori SGB Commander controller to go with it. :blank:

It's my own fault, I shouldn't have checked this thread... but I can't not check it. ::shrug:

That's it now, no more Retro purchases or large amount of new game purchases for a while...

...probably. :p

Are you able to use it though? I'm not sure it will work on a PAL SNES.

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3 minutes ago, S.C.G said:

Although @Happenstance I think you might end up adding some more titles to your Saturn collection sooner than expected, it's a really tempting system to collect for. :cheeky:

Place your bets now! :D

To be honest I probably would have bought more by now along with the N64 for the wrestling games but I'm trying to put aside money at the moment for Comic Con at the end of May so you'll probably see purchases from me again in June!

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1 minute ago, Ike said:

Are you able to use it though? I'm not sure it will work on a PAL SNES.

Possibly not but I'm taking a gamble and I might go for one of those new SNES consoles at some point - not for a while - which do support it.

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A lot of Dreamcast talk in here recently I see. :D

Nice that SEGA haven't completely forgotten it either:

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I've been tempted to dig mine up for a bit of Space Channel 5, but that also means setting up the old CRT and I really can't be arsed with that! :hehe: Probably should at some point though, see if this stuff is even still working. :hmm: After my Wii went tits up, I'm now wondering about the rest of my retro consoles.

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2 hours ago, S.C.G said:

Possibly not but I'm taking a gamble and I might go for one of those new SNES consoles at some point - not for a while - which do support it.

It should work no problem with the Analogue Super Nt if you were considering one of those.

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2 hours ago, S.C.G said:

I reckon @Hero-of-Time will be next with a load of Dreamcast stuff or maybe some original Xbox games...

...complete with an Xbox One purchase of course. ;)

 

Haha. It's certainly a possibility. I have been looking at Xbox One X bundles, new TVs and listening to a lot of Halo music over the past week...

 

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That WCW Mayhem PS1 game I bought came today so I'm just trying it now.

...its pretty terrible!

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Just watching Brad from Giant Bomb try and complete Super Mario Bros. I may have to get my NES out tomorrow.

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Finally got around to flashing my SNES mini to add new games to it. Playing through Mario Bros 1 now on Mario All Stars because of that GB video I mentioned.

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2 minutes ago, Happenstance said:

Finally got around to flashing my SNES mini to add new games to it. Playing through Mario Bros 1 now on Mario All Stars because of that GB video I mentioned.

:nono::mad::nono:

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2 minutes ago, Hero-of-Time said:

:nono::mad::nono:

I wanted to play the original Mario and it was easier than hooking the SNES up!

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My Snes mini really doesnt like my HDMI switcher. It'll only register that a signal is running through it if the PS4 is turned on as well.

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So, i've been thinking about buying one of those Eon Gamecube HDMI adaptors and have watched a few videos about them. The upgrade in visual quality is fantastic but i'm not sure if its worth it for us PAL gamers. All the videos I have watched are from US gamers and show games that are in progressive scan mode. From the looks of it, the adaptor doesn't upscale but rather just allows the Cube to output at it's highest setting. The problem is that there are only a handful of PAL games that actually support this feature. That being the case i'm flipping back and forth as to whether to pull the trigger and buy one or not when it may not be any better than playing Cube games through a Wii.

 

 

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