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Classic Video Games / Re: Your Thoughts On Modding And Pirated Software
« on: December 03, 2021, 09:51:17 pm »
I feel safer buying ROM's like on some multicart off amazon or Walmart than actually downloading them question is is that considered pirating them if they are not the original copies,

 and how about repo carts? Because these days it's probably near impossible to find an official copy of a N64 cartridge going for any price whether it be $30USD or 100USD or more used.

For example I bought a Mario Kart 64 cartage advertised as an official release but it's brand new and fit much more snug then all the rest of my older beat up N64 cartridges do.

Clearly this copy is not a real copy, but it looks great on the outside and plays great,

You really think Nintendo or sony have given permission for them to use these roms in those repro carts?

The only way in wich those are legit are in the case of the megaman X/ street fighter 2 carts in wich the company was involved aswell. Or some of the repro snes nes sega games with some more known brands behind them such as 8 bit limited run etc. in those cases permission was granted by the devs.

I'll say this repro carts are breaking more rules than just getting a rom from the web on pc/everdrive.

The one I bought a copy of mario kart 64 was advertised as the real thing, but I know deep down inside it's a repo because it don't fit like all the rest of my N64 cartridges do, and it's super clean with a glossy sticker, it looks new, but the way I look at it I didn't steal it, and I payed for it, and there is no others you can find on the internet,

I mean how does one not buy a repo these days with all the liars on the market and 2nd hand sellers who don't know what they are actually selling, I could tell you it's real on the internet then ship you a repo one. the normal people don't bother to open it up with that special toolkit because a lot of people don't care as long as the thing plays correctly and looks the same

It is wrong but how else am I suppose to obtain a legal copy of a game when they don't make them anymore? and with all the liars on the marketplace?

A lot of the legit copies are colored on beat up, rusted, and are buried in landfills by now, then you have people who buy retro games just to destroy them, a lot of weirdo's out there

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Classic Video Games / Re: Your Thoughts On Modding And Pirated Software
« on: December 03, 2021, 04:29:59 pm »
I feel safer buying ROM's like on some multicart off amazon or Walmart than actually downloading them question is is that considered pirating them if they are not the original copies,

 and how about repo carts? Because these days it's probably near impossible to find an official copy of a N64 cartridge going for any price whether it be $30USD or 100USD or more used.

For example I bought a Mario Kart 64 cartage advertised as an official release but it's brand new and fit much more snug then all the rest of my older beat up N64 cartridges do.

Clearly this copy is not a real copy, but it looks great on the outside and plays great,

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Classic Video Games / Re: Your Thoughts On Modding And Pirated Software
« on: November 30, 2021, 11:58:24 pm »
You guys with 2000 or more physical games actually have more like 10,000 or more games and are lucky to own that many in my own opinion, and since you got into retro collecting early you gotten them cheap in which is good, I didn't, and some of the game I want to pirate are $50USD a piece like those gameboy Pokémon games, but I am thinking of skipping them and playing what I have already, I don't know how to mod anything either, only know how to work with emulators.

However I would not be on a persons side to emulate current gen games that is wrong,

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Classic Video Games / Your Thoughts On Modding And Pirated Software
« on: November 27, 2021, 05:45:08 pm »
Arrrrrrrrr matey, Ahoy  Avast Ye, Aye, Aye, Batten Down the Hatches or someone's about to walk plank.   ;)

In the past I've used many mods, and yes I have used some pirated software on PC games like The Sims 1 that you can't buy anymore too many working copies of the discs. I usually don't get any pirated software unless there is no other practical way of getting the game. Currently I don't think I have any pirated software, but I do have mods in which some I paid for like the developer mods for Duke Nukem 3D. That came with my steam purchase

If you can't find a game you want do you settle with pirated software or do you let skip the game entirely?

I was thinking about downloading ROM's but I am afraid I'll need to skip those Pokemon games for gameboy entirely what do you think, those batteries don't last forever.

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Modern Video Games / Re: Xbox 20th Anniversary
« on: November 24, 2021, 10:58:21 pm »
It's my newest console added to my collection, I got mine OG Xbox a couple of years ago, it's a nice machine, Of coarse I had to get the clock capacitor removed in it as soon as I got it it. I had it done for about $60 USD at a PC repair shop, it was just starting to leak the man said as soon as I brought it into the repair shop, that was 2 years ago I think, it's a nice gaming machine :)

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Classic Video Games / The Original Retro Star Wars Battlefront Series Topic
« on: November 16, 2021, 09:08:39 pm »
I have the original Star Wars battlefront on the Original Xbox console, it's vary fun, and hard at the same time, I find it annoying when my brain dead CPU allies start dropping like flies, and I need to do all the killing by myself, it can really get annoying. For anyone who has never played Battlefront you basically are in a battlefield in the star wars universe, you can choose a side and then fight amongst the CPU in what i play in that is the single player mode, on the easy mode it's fun for  a while when you don't start losing allies left and right, later missions can be darn right impossible to beat, when the CPU AI is way better then your own allies AI,

I always have trouble seeing the enemies onscreen, I can't even blink my eyes of I'll lose a man and need to move across the battlefield all over again and the CPU allies are useless,

I am aware I that the game is meant for online play but I don't know anybody personally to play an xbox with or a LAN to connect mine to.

this game is suppose to the Clone Wars Documented in video game form but I can't get past where the off movie storyline takes place in,

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General / Re: What ever happened to cheat codes?
« on: November 16, 2021, 08:54:57 am »
Anyone could use cheat codes. 6-year old kids could use cheat codes. You didn't have to have a jailbreak program or have to know coding to access them. It takes some skills to hack whereas cheat codes were for everyone.

not true for some games, Duke Nukem Zero Hour requires you enter a button combo on a controller one and access the cheat menu on controller 2, then set values with the 2nd controller. It was quite complicated and I don't think a 6-year old could do it, it was hard for me to figure out at 16

https://www.cheatcc.com/n64/duken_zh.html

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Classic Video Games / Re: PlayStation3 turns 15 years old.
« on: November 15, 2021, 08:55:01 am »
I spent A LOT of hours on the PlayStation 3 since I was an avid trophy hunter for a few years. That urge to platinum every game has died down a bit. I still use my PlayStation 3 to play PlayStation games (just finished Breath of Fire IV) and to watch DVDs.

Your vary lucky to own a working PS3 Phat, a phat is best played using a 500 gigabyte SATA Laptop hardrive, and with AV cords, do not use HDMI or it will overheat, however the slim and the super slim models may not play PS2 games or DVD's but they have longer lasting hardare and almost never overheat even when using them on HDMI, but AV is always safer, PS1 and PS2 games are native to AV remember meaning it takes less work I think on the machine to convert the signal.

I would not waste a PS3 phat or PS2's laser on DVD's since they are vary hard to find a replacement laser for them I would imagine, I'd buy a separate DVD player. I do use my PS3 slim to watch Star Wars on blu-ray though

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General / Re: What ever happened to cheat codes?
« on: November 14, 2021, 07:56:48 pm »
My vary first usage of cheat codes was was with Ultimate doom on PC by typing in IDDQD on the keyboard your game character gets golden eyes and is can then never be killed, it was amazing the first time I used them, at that time 1995 or 1996 or so there was a high schooler in the neighborhood who gave us the codes from out of his gamer magazine it was I learned them from a friend who know someone who knew the codes, Doom was my game but me and my friend would always play on my PC taking turns and even having sleepovers with just a PC.

If anybody in the neighborhood in elementary school wanted to play a violent video game they would pile on over my house at the time and play on my computer since I was the only kid in the whole neighborhood with a PC, heck sometimes I would have 4 or more friends at my home playing on a single PC playing Sims, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Duke Nukem 3D, Doom and a lot of other single player games, looking back I don't know why everyone enjoyed taking turns on a PC while other kids had 2-4 player ready consoles ::)

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General / Re: What ever happened to cheat codes?
« on: November 14, 2021, 02:42:29 am »
I was not aware that they went anywhere Marvel, but I know that is something to else you can do with a single video game, sometimes cheats add, completely new video games within the game itself, DLC mods and other things that used to be unlocked by cheating on the PS2 like on true crimes Streets Of LA, you can play as other character skins by entering a cheat code instead of needing to download any DLC, makes no scenes that cheat codes went away. If they did

I am a retro gamer because games back when had so much to do big head modes, and other unlockable with a secrets button press

not even all cheat codes and game modes for many retro games have even been discovered yet

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General / Have You Ever Thought About What You Can Do In A Single Game?
« on: November 12, 2021, 10:14:27 pm »
Atari 2600 games were made simple, maybe with at minimum 10 ways to play the same game per title, and THAT is just talking about the different options per game most Atari 2600 games in the 1970's had more the 10 ways of playing a single game. including 2 player and one player mode variants per cartridge, fast forward 50 years later and pile on 8 more generations of games, homebrews and more sandbox games and think of the possibilities?

I was watching a mathematical video on youtube video about Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 the other day, and the man in the video was talking about how many different kinds of maps and parks you can build with all the deferent kinds of scenery, rides and stalls and colors in this single game on a single playthrough. on that single sand box game you can build

here is the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fuh0p0RY_2A

SImcity on the Super Nintendo has 1000 maps to choose from and even more ways of building up on those 1000 maps, ever thought about what you could do with a single game?

Can you dream of doing everything with only 100 games in your collection ever possible in game?

How old do you think the person with the highest number of games in the entire world would have to be to do everything in every game he or she owns? and multiply that by games the people has yet to add to their collection? times? games yet to be created times added? times all the mods for that game on the internet, times all that to the power.

Can you think of how old that person would have to become? to do everything and play virtually every aspect of ALL those video games? :-\

Now times that with a sandbox editor of each and every single one of those games :-\

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Classic Video Games / Re: PlayStation3 turns 15 years old.
« on: November 12, 2021, 09:41:59 pm »
Hardware is only as good as its software. For me, the PlayStation 3 offered very few titles that caught my interest compared to what its predecessors offered. I've been on record before, but I am of the opinion that the PlayStation 3 is the weakest of the five home consoles to-date. Around this time, I wasn't gaming much, and I think I can partially contribute that fact to the diminished variety in games available.

I'm sure the PlayStation 3 is a favorite to many; it just wasn't for me.


your not alone I am, in this matter, I love the PlayStation 3 I've read numerous posts of people sharing their discomfort with the PlayStation 3 on this forum in the past, and currently it seems none of this entire forum come to apprecieate the PS3 as much as I can, for what it was worth :-\

I've had great times with my first beat up used Super Slim I bought off amazon that somebody just left in plan side on my front sidewalk, the amazon delivery person didn't even bother to bring that particular PS3 up to my door step. I spent countless hours with that machine watching Metal Jesus Rocks on YouTube dreaming of becoming a seasoned collector, it seems I've currently lost all collecting enthusiasm after retro became such a scapegoat with so many retro collectors buying so much retro stuff, heck a lot of my games I bought don't even work for the Xbox original, that is. :-\

I got so many games I don't know which one to play now


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Classic Video Games / Re: PlayStation3 turns 15 years old.
« on: November 12, 2021, 07:59:21 am »
The PlayStation 3 is my favorite console of all time sake, The Slims and the Super Slims are as good of a quality build as the PlayStation 2 phat. I use mine to watch Star Wars on blu rar, also play my entire PlayStation 1 collection since virtaull every PS1 game is compatible with it except Medal Of Honor, but that don't even work on the PS2 vary well in my experience.

I love how I never need to buy any expensive PS1 memory cards since the PS3 stores PS1 data on the hard drive instead of a required external memory card. By stock all PS1 save data can be stored in virtual memory cards on the hard drive and you only need 1 PS3 to hold the entire PS1 library of saved game data.

 Note not the game itself since the PS1 games require a working CD laser in order to operate on, any PS3 console, but the PS3 Slim and the Super Slims of the PS3 are highly over looked and should be on everyones Wishlist who does not currently own one of these machines. they can play Blu Ray Movies Music CD's as well as play PS3 and PS1 games on them

I highly recommed buying a PS3 it even lets you watch Youtube and Netflix and Hulu on it too but now adays you could just buy a smart tv from Walmart or Amazon but back a few years ago smart tvs did not exist

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Off Topic / Re: A Question About Royalty Payments For Music
« on: November 09, 2021, 03:15:34 pm »
I need listeners my 500 was reduced to 3 daily in 4 days time frame since VLC decided to broadcast other streams instead of my own

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Off Topic / Re: A Question About Royalty Payments For Music
« on: November 09, 2021, 02:56:09 pm »
UPDATE: I called ASCAP again today and it turns out this whole licensing thing is easy to deal with, I will not owe them any more money until next year comes around, they said everything is good with my mobile license, I can and will broadcast whatever and whenever I want to, I am aware that not all artist use ASCAP but most of them do. I believe


 I play American music anyway, in my opinion if these artist care about collecting their full amount of dough to aught sign up to ASCAP along with other agencies like BMI

ASCAP is said to hold a large Catalog but Google says BMI is better, but I use ASCAP since it is what Centanova Cast automatically tracks copyright sessions for the count

over 600,000 songwriters and 11 million musical compositions. currently use ASCAP.

What happens is if you want to get paid for your music you pay a one time fee of $50 to ASCAP and they will pay you a sum of cash based on a time frame, not sure how it works but, they can a check I guess monthly from ASCAP for royalty payments, it's a FREE money investment and if you are in a band you should take advantage of ASCAP checks

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