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by I@N
Mon Mar 03, 2003 1:37 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: GBA Afterburner?
Replies: 8
Views: 382

I have installed 2 afterburner lights and I have to say the resuts are remarkable, nothing beats playing bomberman or mario kart in complete darkness. There are a few things to be careful of though, for example in mine (the first one I did) I managed to get some dust trapped inside the casing (could...
by I@N
Tue Feb 25, 2003 6:25 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: Emulation machine - need a bit of advice
Replies: 33
Views: 950

Well I did some further testing yesterday and found that CPS-2 games runn in full speed with a frameskip of 6 (skip every other frame) and sound disabled. I tested Alien Vs Predator this way and it was perfectly playable (although silent). I was using an Epia 800 based system with 128MB RAM and the ...
by I@N
Sun Feb 23, 2003 11:08 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: Emulation machine - need a bit of advice
Replies: 33
Views: 950

It probably would be a better idea to use on of the machines posted above (based around what I think is a mini ATX motherboard) as even a cheap Athlon CPU would perform much better than the Epia systems. I was testing a few CPS-2 ROMs on my machine and in order to get anywhere near a playable speed ...
by I@N
Sat Feb 22, 2003 6:43 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: Emulation machine - need a bit of advice
Replies: 33
Views: 950

I have had some experience with mini itx motherboards. I built a dedicated mp3 player using the basic Epia 5000 (533MHz) and while I was testing it found that it could emulate Sonic for the Megadrive (full screen with sound) perfectly. I have also built a mini PC using the Epia 800, this I have foun...
by I@N
Sun Feb 16, 2003 8:35 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: Sega saturn PAL
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Yes there is, it involves soldering a switch to the mainboard of the Saturn to switch between 50Hz or Full screen, full speed 60Hz.

You can probably find more information at http://www.litespeedcomputers.com/sx

I hope this helps :)
by I@N
Sun Feb 16, 2003 8:32 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: Read this if you use your PC for playing music / video
Replies: 18
Views: 751

So whats the dill I@N? Not gonna post your material list for me? Sorry, I've been busy lately and had the dubious pleasure of re-installing windows on my machine yesterday so have been unable to go online. Anyway, here sre the components I used with Radio Shack catalogue numbers where I could find ...
by I@N
Thu Feb 13, 2003 4:52 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: Read this if you use your PC for playing music / video
Replies: 18
Views: 751

... Whats the deal with the buddy who built this one? Has he developed a chunk of software to the point where it would actually be bennificial to build this device? There is nothing like building somthing that doesnt work well with the PC. The software used is called Girder and is very useful as it...
by I@N
Thu Feb 13, 2003 2:30 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: Read this if you use your PC for playing music / video
Replies: 18
Views: 751

Read this if you use your PC for playing music / video

I have recently buikt a dedicated mp3 player based around a VIA EPIA motherboard , which performs far better then I could have hoped. Anyway, the main disadvantage with it was a lack of remote control and changing tracks / albums with the mouse was a bit cumbersome. So imagine my delight when I disc...
by I@N
Thu Feb 13, 2003 2:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Edited version of Bush's State of the Union Speech...
Replies: 3
Views: 149

It's the first time I have seen it and I found it hilarious :lol:

One thing though, are you sure it is edited as it sounds like the sort of thing he would say :?
by I@N
Sun Feb 02, 2003 7:51 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: little help on sodering please..
Replies: 5
Views: 322

You could try reading this site:

http://www.epemag.wimborne.co.uk/solderfaq.htm

Although I suspsect you will have already read it after seeing the link to it in the FAQ section of this forum :wink:
by I@N
Sun Jan 12, 2003 2:14 pm
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: How much did you all pay for your Dreamcasts?
Replies: 30
Views: 1827

I got mine on it's official European release (14th October 1999?) for ?199 and bought Sega Rally 2 for an extra ?35.

The modem on it died within a year though and I had to send the whole console back to Sega for them to fix it :roll: But apart from that, it is still in perfect working order.
by I@N
Sun Jan 12, 2003 10:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Xbox Next pics leaked!!!
Replies: 48
Views: 1151

I thought that was quite funny :D

I also own an X-box, this meant that I know how big the console in question is and made me appreciate the humour even more. Do you see?
by I@N
Sun Jan 12, 2003 10:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: What would you like for Sega to bring back?
Replies: 40
Views: 737

Sega should re-release the Nomad (Hand held Megadrive), with today's modern technology they could improve the battery life and have a much larger screen as well as making it smaller.

It was never relesed in the UK and I really want one, but am not prepared to pay upwards of ?100 for it on Ebay :(
by I@N
Thu Jan 09, 2003 5:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Saving streaming video
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Thanks guys, I will probably try the hypercam thing tomorrow. I will be using a 1.8G P4 so hopefully I should get reasonable results, also I am quite handy when it comes to using virtual dub so that isn't really a problem. The files are Real Media, but I am obviously reluctant to buy the full versio...
by I@N
Thu Jan 09, 2003 2:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Saving streaming video
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Saving streaming video

I need to know if there is any way to save/copy/download streaming video from the internet directly to my hard drive so I can watch it later. I know that recording streaming audio is easy, but I cannot seem to find any information about how to record video :? Any help would be grately appreciated :)
by I@N
Wed Jan 08, 2003 5:12 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: PC in a NES
Replies: 6
Views: 297

It does indeed look cool, incidentally, I am currently using the same mini itx mainboard as that to build myself a dedicated mp3 player / digital photoframe (there is probably a better way of explaining that) & 8bit arcade emulator in one. The PSU is probably a laptop style external one with a DC-DC...
by I@N
Sat Jan 04, 2003 11:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: How Much Does a Second Hand Xbox go for in the UK?
Replies: 29
Views: 328

Around here, used a used Xbox is about ?115 with a (fairly poor) game while a used Gamecube is just under ?100 with no games.

I hope this helps :)
by I@N
Mon Dec 30, 2002 4:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Good GBA games?
Replies: 13
Views: 201

As stated above, Space Invaders is very good, the other 2 I have that have taken most of my time are Mario Kart and Bomberman. If you have a flash cartridge then I highly recommend the homebrew games Maya Mysteries, Asteroids 2 GBA, Rotris, Connect 4 (can't remember it's proper name), Tetanus on Dru...
by I@N
Sun Dec 29, 2002 5:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: scart multi-input thingy problems
Replies: 10
Views: 483

Most SCART switchers I have seen only operate using composite video rather that RGB :roll: So therefore you have 2 main options: modify the SCART leads for both DC & Saturn to use only composite video (this will obviously decrease the picture quality & is quite fiddley) Modify / rebuild the switcher...
by I@N
Sat Dec 28, 2002 6:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Will this play Sega Saturn imports.
Replies: 7
Views: 159

I am 98% sure that this will indeed play imported Saturn games. I know for a fact that you can get get cartridges to allow you to boot imported games and 'Satellite' does ring a bell. EDIT: I just checked Lik-Sang and found this: http://www.lik-sang.com/info.php?category=67&products_id=100& I hope t...