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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by MrPopo Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:00 am

I don't think it's physically possible for that video to be any more 90s.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by RCBH928 Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:39 am

Still looking for a reasonably priced tool to make N64 playable on modern HDTVs. I was going to buy a new console called Polymega, it even emulates Sega Saturn! but not the 64...
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by Ziggy587 Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:52 am

RCBH928 wrote:Still looking for a reasonably priced tool to make N64 playable on modern HDTVs. I was going to buy a new console called Polymega, it even emulates Sega Saturn! but not the 64...


Hyperkin announced an N64 clone...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fWQ6JCNrH4
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by pook99 Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:12 pm

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Where the heck is the Retro Modern Games thread? Thought we had one.

Blazing Chrome is out TOMORROW.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZP1UnV7Ib8

Looks insanely amazing. I've watched this trailer like 20 times tonight.

This is the story of Sheena's daughter. The aliens and machines must still be stopped.


I picked this game up today and installed it, probably won't get around to playing it until tomorrow but am definitely stoked for it.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by RCBH928 Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:37 am

Ziggy587 wrote:
RCBH928 wrote:Still looking for a reasonably priced tool to make N64 playable on modern HDTVs. I was going to buy a new console called Polymega, it even emulates Sega Saturn! but not the 64...


Hyperkin announced an N64 clone...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fWQ6JCNrH4


It still has the problem of the emulators that might not run games correctly, but for the right price, the HDMI output is worth it.
I am not too big on 1:1 emulation, I do give the blind eye for little difference to benefit from the convenience but if gameplay starts to jitter and moves in slow motion with screen tearing then it kills the joy of the game.

I will buy one I guess.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by Ziggy587 Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:21 am

For performance, the best option would be to use a real N64. But to make it look better on an HDTV you will either need a Framemeister or OSSC, or get the UltraHDMI mod installed, either of which would run you a few hundred dollars. There are cheaper options, but these are really the only ones worth considering. And for the Framemeister or OSSC, you would really want the console to be RGB modified.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCorybNncmA
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by RCBH928 Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:04 am

Ziggy587 wrote:For performance, the best option would be to use a real N64. But to make it look better on an HDTV you will either need a Framemeister or OSSC, or get the UltraHDMI mod installed, either of which would run you a few hundred dollars. There are cheaper options, but these are really the only ones worth considering. And for the Framemeister or OSSC, you would really want the console to be RGB modified.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCorybNncmA


This is my problem, I don't want to the the price of a PS4 for a device that will make my N64 work on an HDTV. Its just too much. If the Hyperkin emulator is within the $100-150 range I am going with it so long as the emulator is reasonable. Hopefully a list with games that do not work properly is will be released to see if they are on my to play list.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by Ziggy587 Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:39 am

So if you pay someone to install an RGB or UltraHDMI mod for you, all of that cost will be JUST for your N64. But if you bought an OSSC or Framemeister, you can use ANY retro console with them. So the cost will be spread out across all of your consoles and not just for one. And while you would really want RGB output for your N64 if you're using an XRGB or OSSC, S-Video is definitely passable.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by bmoc Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:14 am

Ziggy587 wrote:So if you pay someone to install an RGB or UltraHDMI mod for you, all of that cost will be JUST for your N64. But if you bought an OSSC or Framemeister, you can use ANY retro console with them. So the cost will be spread out across all of your consoles and not just for one. And while you would really want RGB output for your N64 if you're using an XRGB or OSSC, S-Video is definitely passable.

Yeah, a Retrotink and S-video would be a good mid range solution. Again, the Retrotink could be used for multiple consoles like you said.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by Ziggy587 Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:31 am

bmoc wrote:
Ziggy587 wrote:So if you pay someone to install an RGB or UltraHDMI mod for you, all of that cost will be JUST for your N64. But if you bought an OSSC or Framemeister, you can use ANY retro console with them. So the cost will be spread out across all of your consoles and not just for one. And while you would really want RGB output for your N64 if you're using an XRGB or OSSC, S-Video is definitely passable.

Yeah, a Retrotink and S-video would be a good mid range solution. Again, the Retrotink could be used for multiple consoles like you said.


Good point, I was forgetting that one.

https://www.retrorgb.com/retrotink2x.html
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