Please do not post a support request without first reading and following the advice in https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/3/read-this-first

Retro game stuff talk



  • Klaatu Barada Nikto … (necromantically resurrecting this thread)

    My girlfriend gave me this for christmas, 🤩 but now my pet spider is playing it all the time. 🤨

    alt text



  • @Clyde I love those mini arcade things. I still want to stuff a Pi Zero in one.

    I guess since this thread is alive again I should post some retro pickups. I won't bore you with all of the Switch stuff I've bought lately.



  • Here are the "retro" pickups I've had since the thread went dormant. I post pickups and other stuff on my Instagram.

    I picked up one of those Arduino-based Tetris games
    Screen Shot 2019-12-31 at 7.27.14 AM.png

    I have the pink Sakura Nintendo pedometer. Now I only need to find the Hello Kitty one and I should have each variant.
    Screen Shot 2019-12-31 at 7.27.33 AM.png

    My new crown jewel of my collection: A blue DMG. This was a Europe-only color and a guy in Poland helped me buy it.
    Screen Shot 2019-12-31 at 7.27.50 AM.png

    For the Frog the Bell Tolls. This game uses a lot of the same mechanics as Link's Awakening and is really fun.
    Screen Shot 2019-12-31 at 7.28.09 AM.png

    My nephew was throwing away his old 3DS. I cleaned it up and aside from a wonky home button that I need to solder in a replacement for, it works well.
    Screen Shot 2019-12-31 at 7.28.23 AM.png

    I got a sealed Ni no Kuni for a great price. I opened it up to check out the awesome book that it comes with.
    Screen Shot 2019-12-31 at 7.28.38 AM.png

    An 8-Bit-Guy video inspired me to look for a Game Boy Camera.
    Screen Shot 2019-12-31 at 7.28.49 AM.png

    ...and Printer.
    Screen Shot 2019-12-31 at 7.28.58 AM.png

    A friend of mine asked if I "wanted any of this stuff" and sent me this awesome case, Pocket, and games!
    Screen Shot 2019-12-31 at 7.29.09 AM.png

    I picked up a few more of these Burger King Game Boy Colors. One of these days I'll finish putting a Pi in one.
    Screen Shot 2019-12-31 at 7.29.24 AM.png

    たねをまく鳥 (Tane o Maku Tori)
    Screen Shot 2019-12-31 at 7.29.39 AM.png

    While in Manhattan I stopped at Book Off and saw this PSP Go. A friend told me that it was a great price (I had no idea how valuable the cradles were) so I grabbed it. It's my first Sony handheld and I really like it.
    Screen Shot 2019-12-31 at 7.30.00 AM.png

    I also stopped by VideoGamesNewYork and got this sealed Mr. Driller 2 for Game Boy Advance
    Screen Shot 2019-12-31 at 7.32.27 AM.png

    Sennou Millennium, Slitherlink, and Xi Little
    Screen Shot 2019-12-31 at 7.30.12 AM.png

    Guilty Gear Petit - it even includes the Wonder Coin!
    Screen Shot 2019-12-31 at 7.30.20 AM.png

    A good friend sent me an awesome Christmas gift: A sealed Dreamcast Web Browser disc, a Tiger Jumble game (that uses cartridges!), a copy of StarFox to replace my long lost copy, and a PSP 2000!
    Screen Shot 2019-12-31 at 7.30.32 AM.png

    Is a PlayStation TV "retro"?
    Screen Shot 2019-12-31 at 7.30.42 AM.png

    I managed to find a Donkey Kong Jr. "Nintendo Mini Classics" keychain to add to my collection.
    Screen Shot 2019-12-31 at 7.30.57 AM.png

    My final cool addition for 2019: A CIB Pokemon Mini and Shock Tetris
    Screen Shot 2019-12-31 at 7.31.06 AM.png



  • @obsidianspider said in Retro game stuff talk:

    @Clyde I love those mini arcade things. I still want to stuff a Pi Zero in one.

    Me too. By the way, it's funny how your username fits my pictures. :D



  • I got that case, but in beige, and time has NOT been good to it... :(



  • @VictimRLSH said in Retro game stuff talk:

    I got that case, but in beige, and time has NOT been good to it... :(

    There are a few variants of that case, the GB-70 and GB-80 were offered in DMG colors. This is the only one I've seen of the GB-70 in person that is designed to look like a MGB.



  • @obsidianspider That PSP Go is a thing of beauty. I really didn't like it when it first came out, but now I appreciate it a lot more. Homebrew possibilities help too, of course.



  • Hi gang, happy new year!
    I made some good pickups in 2019 aswell:

    alt text
    Got this for free; a near mint Sony Trinitron KV 29" (NTSC & PAL compatible, rgb scart) Crt Tv.

    alt text
    With the new tv setup, I couldnt resist the pi2scart from ArcadeForge anylonger. The overscan settings etc takes some work but I love it. Still need to mount it somewhere.

    alt text
    The NES, I sh*t you not; I found in a dumpster, with all the cables, 2 controllers, a zapper & 9 games.
    My GF actually saw it first and told me in bed, and I was like, nah you prob saw an old faxmachine or something. But I ran out in my PJs, and voila, there it was, just the corner of the console sticking up from at grocerybag :) The SNES I bought from a local craigslist site. Iv been slowly picking up some games here n there.

    alt text

    alt text
    The Super Scope is CIB, found at a thriftstore. MarioPaint CIB, RNR Racing, Zombies & Barts Nightmare Iv had since the early 90s. The rest of the boxes are made by me and my trusty CNC. Real collectors might hate it, but i just like the look of them in the bookshelf.

    alt text My teeny tiny DIY MicroSD Covers.

    alt text
    Bazookas on the wall in my daughters (and my!) "playroom"

    alt text
    alt text

    And last but not least; my biggest project of the year was my virtual Pinball Cab build. It mostly runs VPX, Pinball Fx3 and some vert MAME. I use PinballX as a frontend. (And yes, I wanna build a new one. Bigger, better, flashier!) But for a first VP build, it does the job.

    See you in 2020.



  • @Dipkid said in Retro game stuff talk:

    The NES, I sh*t you not; I found in a dumpster, with all the cables, 2 controllers, a zapper & 9 games.

    WHAT?!?!?! someone just threw it away and it was working?



  • @quicksilver yes, probably someone's spouse or mother tossed it.. (we had a big spring cleaning in the attics and basements of the block were living in.) I could have picked up enough hifi stuff and older flatscreens to start my own shop :D



  • Dikid: Reminds me of a classic (8bit/dawning of 16bit Era) "Kosinus" (by Guba and Ully) Cartoon in the german computer magazine "Happy Computer" (sadly I can't find that one in the web) -> (citing from memory) He welcomes a friend to his home -> K: "Es gibt hier viele Systemabstürze" (~A lot of system-crashes happening here); F: "schwaches Stromnetz?" (~weak powergrid?); (picture changing to view out of a window where a computer is just passing by on its way down); K: "Nein, (???(*1)) Eltern!" (~(???) Parents!) ;>

    [1]: I really am not remembering what adverb was used for the parents, but something alike to "angered" could be applicable.



  • @Ashpool Ahh, yes. Kosinus, an important part of my youth. 😊

    With a little patience, you may find the cartoon in question in the Happy Computer collection on archive.org.

    edit: You can download all issues at once easily with the addon Archive Downloader for Google Chrome or Chromium. Alas, I didn't find a similar addon for Firefox, but at least Chromium is part of the official repositories of my Kubuntu Linux operating system.



  • @Clyde THANKS!

    And here it is: https://archive.org/details/Happy.Computer.N40.1987.02-Cartman/page/n43
    Oh how messed up my memory about that one was - at least I got the basic plot right %-)

    Edit: Ah, all those moments... will be lost... like tears in the... aeh, wait: That's it, I mixed it up with another one of my favourites -> not sure whether it was Kosinus or a friend visiting, but the "plot" was something alike to "what resolution, how real..." to the view of a real window :dough:



  • gonna check it out!



  • @Ashpool Kudos for actually looking it up!

    I also remember a cartoon like the one you described. It may've been Kosinus as well, or another similar strip.

    Apropos, remember Starkiller? 😁 (be sure to check out the Weblinks)



  • After 2 Days of no further reply... I am staying Off_Topic: Star Killer "Oh Yes: 'Das Trantor Feurerzeug mit den Flammenstufen Hoch und Höher' :UP:"... Maybe we could/should start another threat in another sub-forum about retro-comics within gaming-magazines...

    Becuase next to Starkiller (Yeah!), there also was Spacerat... and then... UserFriendly (WebComic)... well, well.... Nethack... http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20050624&mode=classic

    Nethack.. Sigh....



  • Hey everyone! it's been a while since i've talked here, i've been busy with school and stuff. But I did manage to get some retro games! I got Super Mario All Stars in May {for my birthday}, Super Mario World (for $14 at Super Smash Con), and recently, Mother 3 (which i got at MAGfest). The Mother 3 cart has the english fan translation on it.

    3db08bb5-3641-496c-b056-48fc9cf984f8-image.png
    fb49ea24-6c22-4273-81fb-7b9a417a38c7-image.png



  • I added a Super Nintendo Jr. to my collection over the weekend. I was on the hunt for a cheap Super Nintendo to snap the tabs out of so I could play Super Famicom games without modifying my childhood Super Nintendo. A friend not only had one where the tabs were already removed, but it was a Jr., which is a console I've been after for a while anyway, so it was a perfect match. Now I can retire my "gold edition" Super Nintendo to display. I'll likely give it a good cleaning, but I'm not going to retrobrite it as it has a lot of sentimental value and I don't want to mess it up with a botched chemistry experiment.

    snesjr.jpg

    snesjr-connected.jpg

    snes.jpg



  • @obsidianspider

    Wasn't there a 50/60hz mod for the SNES?
    I remember mine used to have a silver flip switch behind it.
    I believe that was necessary to play PAL games right? Not necessary for NTSC (US and JPN) games?

    Btw. I gotta find me one of those old Sony TVs too.
    I recently modified my Sega Saturn Action Replay cartridge so that the Saturn is region free. Would love to play on an old TV.



  • @FlyingTomahawk Whoa! The legend is back from the dead!

    I'm not sure about 50/60hz switching. I use a SD2SNES for playing PAL games. It handles the CIC and region stuff.

    The TV was a free one, and it has some screen defects, but the price was right. Still looking for a KV27FV310 or KV32FV310. The holy grail.

    A Saturn is on my list, but I also have never played one, so I really don't know where to begin.



Contributions to the project are always appreciated, so if you would like to support us with a donation you can do so here.

Hosting provided by Mythic-Beasts. See the Hosting Information page for more information.