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Re: The HD Mini-NES is a thing.
« Reply #140 on: July 29, 2016, 07:39:22 am »
His conversion is accurate regardless
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« Reply #141 on: July 29, 2016, 07:48:51 am »
It's a meaningless number without putting it in relation to what the average wages are.
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« Reply #142 on: July 29, 2016, 09:32:56 am »
Sorry, my english isn't very good.
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« Reply #143 on: July 29, 2016, 11:20:41 am »
If about currencies just being numbers, one of the best videos I've seen was a youtube video about an Indian tech support scammer. His quote to remove porn from someone's PC was 2,000 British Pounds a week. Surely his native currency was rupees, and he was thinking like "eh, whatever, just swap the currency name. HE'LL STILL SOUND LEGIT." :P (there's only about a 100x difference in value)
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« Reply #144 on: July 29, 2016, 11:43:45 am »
Raspberry style version that takes carts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dgnD93pwX0
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« Reply #145 on: July 29, 2016, 12:24:34 pm »
It's a meaningless number without putting it in relation to what the average wages are.
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Minimum wage is around 73 mxn per day, which is less than 4 usd. Average can vary wildly, I would guesstimate the median is around 10usd a day.
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« Reply #146 on: October 02, 2016, 10:34:43 pm »
So: Seems the emulation on the mini-NES is actually a considerable improvement over the Wii U virtual console.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocGdWRF84Q0&feature=youtu.be

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« Reply #147 on: October 08, 2016, 06:06:46 am »
Some of the basic levels that it looks awesome, but it seemed like they were holding back that could have made it better. I guess Nintendo wanted to play it safe, and see if it would sell first.

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« Reply #148 on: October 08, 2016, 06:52:38 am »
So: Seems the emulation on the mini-NES is actually a considerable improvement over the Wii U virtual console.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocGdWRF84Q0&feature=youtu.be

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« Reply #149 on: October 13, 2016, 07:27:04 pm »
The old fart in me loves that they added a CRT filter, and I'm also very pleased about the 4 save state slots per game, so nobody has to fight over the single save file on Final Fantasy.

I know all that is readily available on most NES emulators, but it's a neat little gadget and a convenient way to share a good cross section of classics with my kids. (They don't need to know yet that I have such easy access to so many consoles' entire libraries on my phone and PC...they should spend more time outside as it is 😂)

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« Reply #150 on: October 14, 2016, 03:39:15 am »
and also for people who want to do things legally. If you're massively into NES, doing things legally as well...

You'd be surprised how many people actually buy the games they emulate. For example, I have 4 different copies of Super Metroid. One each Japanese and US physical copy and two digital copies. This is true of most of the games I emulate. And despite the general consensus on RHDN, emulation is not illegal If you own the system and the game you're emulating.

It's a very good price. 2 bucks per game. If you can afford a single lump payment of 60 plus any taxes or shipping/handling, it's an insane deal. FF1 alone is like 20 bucks bare minimum if you want to use a cart ,and 5 if you want to use the VC. Combine that with the other games and well shit gets pricey.

You have a good point. This little system is going to be a great value. And given Nintendo's usual excellent hardware quality, it's not going to be something scoffed at especially considering that it has the expansive feature set.

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« Reply #151 on: October 14, 2016, 02:00:05 pm »
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You'd be surprised how many people actually buy the games they emulate. For example, I have 4 different copies of Super Metroid. One each Japanese and US physical copy and two digital copies.

Same here. I had a collection of well over 100 NES games before I got my Powerpak. Now that I own said "pirate device" I actually possess fewer ROMs than I did actual physical carts.

I recently updated the files on my Powerpak as well so now most of the mappers support save states and can reset a game or exit back to the Powerpak menu with the controller (and no more of that resetting the system just to keep your SRAM). Were it not for that and the limited supply of games for the mini-NES I would have likely purchased one myself. At this point, my needs have already been met and exceeded though.
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« Reply #152 on: October 14, 2016, 03:53:33 pm »
before I got my Powerpak.

Friend of mine has one of those. He loves it! He's got a similar device for his super fam. Personally, I prefer the GPD Q9PSV. Small enough to be mobile and big enough to sit at my desk hooked up to monitor[HDMI] and will play all of the classic systems perfectly if not close to it. It struggles slightly with some NDS and PSP titles, but otherwise is simply excellent!

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« Reply #153 on: October 14, 2016, 05:33:36 pm »
Friend of mine has one of those. He loves it! He's got a similar device for his super fam. Personally, I prefer the GPD Q9PSV. Small enough to be mobile and big enough to sit at my desk hooked up to monitor[HDMI] and will play all of the classic systems perfectly if not close to it. It struggles slightly with some NDS and PSP titles, but otherwise is simply excellent!

Within the next year or two I'm thinking of going to XBOX or Wii route. Right now Im looking into emulators for PS2 because that's that most powerful system I currently own. Disappointed me that I have yet to find a GB/GBC/GBA emu for it but I'm still looking forward to tapping into the Master System and Genesis libraries (I never owned either of them).
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« Reply #154 on: October 14, 2016, 06:13:59 pm »
Within the next year or two I'm thinking of going to XBOX or Wii route. Right now Im looking into emulators for PS2 because that's that most powerful system I currently own. Disappointed me that I have yet to find a GB/GBC/GBA emu for it but I'm still looking forward to tapping into the Master System and Genesis libraries (I never owned either of them).


Wii's a good route to take. NES/SNES/all older Sega emus run flawlessly. GB/GBC run great off of the VBA port, and there's a different emu that'll run just about every GBA game I throw at it.

Wiisx (PS1 emu) is a little all over the place compatability wise. I've gotten Diablo, Legend of Legaia and a few others working pretty well on it.

Not64 is a pretty solid N64 emulator that actually runs a fair number of games surprisingly well. Doom 64 with a Classic Controller is a fun experience, and if Mario 64 hacks are your thing a fair amount of those run fairly well also.

Not to mention homebrew games, virtual console, and Wiiware games. You might like Castlvania Adventure ReBirth, a wiiware game that's based on the GB game but with different levels and such. Feels like Castlvania bloodlines on steroids when playing it.  :)
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« Reply #155 on: October 14, 2016, 06:51:41 pm »
First of all, sorry if I got this conversation off topic. It's not very active at this point so I hope no one is upset. Anyway...


Wii's a good route to take. NES/SNES/all older Sega emus run flawlessly. GB/GBC run great off of the VBA port, and there's a different emu that'll run just about every GBA game I throw at it.

Good to know. What about Shantae for GBC? I've been wanting to play more of that but many emus can't seem to handle it properly and last time I checked an actual copy of that game goes for ridiculous prices.

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Wiisx (PS1 emu) is a little all over the place compatability wise. I've gotten Diablo, Legend of Legaia and a few others working pretty well on it.

That's not too bad. I'll still be using my PS2 for PSX/PS2 games so I think I'm covered on this front.

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Not64 is a pretty solid N64 emulator that actually runs a fair number of games surprisingly well. Doom 64 with a Classic Controller is a fun experience, and if Mario 64 hacks are your thing a fair amount of those run fairly well also.

I never was crazy about the N64 so I'll def want to emulate that system. I own an N64 and maybe about a handleful of games for it. That's about as much as I want to invest in that failure of a console (poor library due to lack of dev support).

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Not to mention homebrew games, virtual console, and Wiiware games. You might like Castlvania Adventure ReBirth, a wiiware game that's based on the GB game but with different levels and such. Feels like Castlvania bloodlines on steroids when playing it.  :)

For sure. I had almost forgotten about that game until Mike and Bootsy or whoever made a video if it lately. The boss fights looked a little too easy by Castlevania standards but otherwise it looked like it would be pretty cool. I'd like to try some of the other ReBirth titles too so the Wii might be what I'm looking for. I'm also interested in a few of the regular Wii titles themselves. I can't really think of much that I want to play on the XBOX but from what I hear it's easier to mod.
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« Reply #156 on: October 15, 2016, 08:00:58 pm »
Within the next year or two I'm thinking of going to XBOX or Wii route. Right now Im looking into emulators for PS2 because that's that most powerful system I currently own. Disappointed me that I have yet to find a GB/GBC/GBA emu for it but I'm still looking forward to tapping into the Master System and Genesis libraries (I never owned either of them).

Having modded both, I have to say the Wii is the better option. Soft modding is very easy and the emulation options are extensive. Just about every classic system is emulated, including N64 and PSX. And if you get an HD/Component cable and set of four Wiimotes & Classic controllers you'd be able to play some Mario Kart four player in 480P. Additionally, you'll have spare controllers for your HD MiniNES.

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« Reply #157 on: November 11, 2016, 01:30:15 pm »
For all the howling about what a terrible idea this was, it seems to be selling out even faster than the Wii U Gamecube adapter.

Apparently Nintendo is bringing back the ol' Power Line for a weekend, just for kicks:
http://kotaku.com/nintendo-brings-back-the-power-line-for-a-weekend-1788573658?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow
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« Reply #158 on: November 11, 2016, 05:31:19 pm »
These things are selling like hot cakes. I stopped by Target on my way to work, and they were already gone. Apparently they sold out within 10 minutes. There was a line outside Best Buy as I drove buy...I'm guessing it was for the NES.

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« Reply #159 on: November 11, 2016, 06:19:50 pm »
I was so excited when I heard about this that I made a thread.

6 days ago, on Nov. 5th, around 3 am, my mother's pulse began dropping during an emergency tracheotomy required by a freak allergic reaction to an ACE inhibitor she'd been taking for years for her high blood pressure. The medical staff began CPR immediately, but it was unsuccessful.

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