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OT: Am I a weirdo or still normal? :-D



  • I think there is definitely something to be said for the joy of just tinkering with something. I have definitely spent more time getting everything working right and with all the games I want. And when I finally get to a place where everything is working smoothly, instead of sitting and playing the games I start to look for more things to tinker with. Don't get me wrong I play the games too but to be honest I mainly play ones I can play for a few minutes and put down. I just don't have the same amount of time to devote to rpgs and such anymore.



  • @quicksilver yeah it is fun just finding things to mess with to see just how far you can push the pi



  • @quicksilver Same here, that's one thing I like in arcade games. They are meant to be played for a short time, whereas many console and computer games tend to demand more of your time. I mostly play 10-20 minutes after I come home from work, when I have to leave soon, or when I wait for guests to arrive.

    when I finally get to a place where everything is working smoothly, instead of sitting and playing the games I start to look for more things to tinker with.

    This! Absolutely! 😃

    That said, guys and gals, be sure to make backups on a regular basis, lest you may lose all of your hard work in one fatal moment. ⚠️



  • @Clyde said in OT: Am I a weirdo or still normal? :-D:

    That said, guys and gals, be sure to make backups on a regular basis, lest you may lose all of your hard work in one fatal moment.

    ...especially when your flash memory (SD card or USB) shows first signs of dying :-)
    In my case, fortunately everything still worked including file system access, so I was able to backup things on file level.

    @Clyde said in OT: Am I a weirdo or still normal? :-D:

    I know a similar share of women from a gaming-themed bar called interFace here in Berlin, Germany

    Looks really nice. Let's see, I might come to Berlin in autumn. If so I will give it a shot ;-)



  • @TimZett said in OT: Am I a weirdo or still normal? :-D:

    I might come to Berlin in autumn. If so I will give it a shot ;-)

    If you do, let me know and we could have a drink, maybe in the interFace bar. (Only if you want to, of course. No problem if you don't. 😉 )



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  • @Clyde said in OT: Am I a weirdo or still normal? :-D:

    @TimZett said in OT: Am I a weirdo or still normal? :-D:

    I might come to Berlin in autumn. If so I will give it a shot ;-)

    If you do, let me know and we could have a drink, maybe in the interFace bar. (Only if you want to, of course. No problem if you don't. 😉 )

    Sure, why not :-)



  • I have 3 pi setups. A bartop arcade, a modded atari that hdmi’s out to a flatscreen tv and a pi built into a CRT. I can finally say after messing with Retropie for 5 years now, I’m finally at a place where all my setups are basically complete except for the occasional adding or deleting of a romhack or 2.

    I play a lot now, and would you guess I use my CRT setup the most? It’s just the most authentic and the least lag. CRTs are the best.



  • @Capeman I haven’t even seen an actual CRT in a very long time. I just tried one of the Retroarch default CRT shaders for the first time and it looks great and with no apparent lag on Famicom emulation. It definietly adds to the feeling so I see what you mean, it would probably be even cooler on real CRT. Thuogh for me a real CRT is out of the question due to size and weight.



  • @m2306 Lag really doesn't have to be an issue, but it can be with the wrong hdtv. On mine I can't notice any input lag. Maybe I would be able to notice it if I could play the game side by side, crt tv vs hdtv, but it's all good for me the way I've got it set up right now.



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