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General / Re: Pre-Ordered/Waiting for...
« on: August 20, 2015, 12:57:54 pm »
As a huge SaGa fan, I'm excited to announce that I placed my pre-order on amazon for Legend of Legacy. I just learned that there is a collector's edition, so I'm even more thrilled about that.

That's what it looks like. Seeing Tsuda's artwork again is so wonderful.
Where'd you get the collectors edition from?

Looking at the screen shots of game play, it looks a lot like Bravely default, which is a good thing.

General / Re: amiibo
« on: August 10, 2015, 09:00:30 pm »
Amiibo Retro 3-pack available online right now. Get it while you can!

A couple of months ago saw for the first time the game Conquest of the Crystal Palace for the NES at one of Norm's review, totally felt in love with this title that I decided to add it into my collection, saw it at Mercado Libre without a photo in a sellers store with bad reputation where he claims that he didn't had a camera at hand to share some previews of it but since the game was on sell for only $ 15 bucks and he was the only one at ML to have it decided to give it a try, today I received this little fella in a very nice condition with a shiny and complete label, even with it original box, just need some tips in how to properly remove the Galavideo logo without damaging the cartridge  ;D

It really is a great game. I've never managed to beat it though. Nice pick up!

General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: July 30, 2015, 07:16:24 am »

When did you become an admin?! :) I must have missed something haha

Mere minutes before you posted this haha :)  thanks! I'll definitely do my best to help maintain and improve the website!
Yayyyy congrats Karyann!

General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: July 27, 2015, 06:56:12 pm »
Just got my project fi invitation from Google. Anyone else sign up for this? I'm pretty pumped!

General / Re: amiibo
« on: July 24, 2015, 05:28:07 pm »
Palutena is exclusive to Amazon and they have a placeholder page up for it right now.  Not sure when it's supposed to go live.

What I'm starting to see is that while Nintendo is still annoyingly doing exclusives, it looks like they are getting more and stores are starting to restock.  Took awhile, but apparently Nintendo is starting to heed all the complaints.  Apparently a ton of Dark Pit's are coming to Best Buy.

Palutena is up now at

Keep refreshing if it doesn't work for you.  I eventually got one just for the hell of it. It's a pretty figure :)
Thank you for this! Just snagged mine.

picked up 3 of the legend of zelda hard back guides today.
Nice pickup! I stupidly didn't think the link between worlds one would be hard to find so never purchased it... Now the prices are redonk.

Marketplace / Re: Looking For / Help Me Find Thread
« on: July 21, 2015, 07:31:30 am »
After going to read the manual for the copy of Jeanne d'Arc (PSP) I bought today, I found out that it's the French manual. Whoever had this last just threw out the English one I'm guessing. Canadian problems. :-\ Sooo...

Abe's Looking For List
-English Jeanne d'Arc (PSP) manual
-Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (Wii) manual
-007: Nightfire (GCN) manual
-Terminator 3: The Redemption (GCN) manual
That's a sucky situation lol.

Earlier in this thread we were talking about replacement cases for games. Anyone have any suggestions for PS2? I know I could come across some cheap sports games, but I'm just seeing if anyone has found anything of decent quality elsewhere.

Hardware and Tech / Re: Dreamcast RGB/ VGA BOX/ HD help
« on: July 16, 2015, 10:32:36 pm »
Wow, that's an incredibly helpful answer.  ;D Thanks bobster, you're the best!

How bizarre that there's this resolution switch. I wonder if it has anything to do with the Dreamcast's similarities to the NAOMI boards. Either way, good stuff to know!
Awww you'll make a boy blush <3!

Glad to be of assistance though. I've spent a lot of time reading up/modding/using other peoples settings to get the best quality out of my retro games :D

This site is extremely helpful and the owner is super responsive if you have any questions.

User Feedback / Re: disgaeniac
« on: July 16, 2015, 10:30:35 pm »
I too am another happy customer of Kenny's! Great price, great product, great guy  ;). I'm already looking at my next purchase from him.

Hardware and Tech / Re: Dreamcast RGB/ VGA BOX/ HD help
« on: July 16, 2015, 08:50:45 pm »
I'm still a little bit confused by this topic.

On the internet you can find plenty of places that sell Dreamcast RGB Scart cables, so is there any reason why you would want this Toro adapter if you're not planning to use VGA?

(Dreamcast + RGB scart cable + Framemeister = good quality... right?)
That's a very good question!

It all comes down to what the Dreamcast itself can support. So the Dreamcast can output at 240p, 480i, and 480p. RGB SCART by default, can't do 480p at all. 480i is the max. The difference is that 480i and lower uses a protocol called RGBS, while the VGA mode uses RGBHV. The Dreamcast will not enable RGBHV mode, and therefore 480p without what it considers a VGA box.

So conceivably you could just use an RGB Scart cable into the framemeister and it'd work fine. It just wouldn't be the best. You'd only get 240 or 480i. Most people consider 240p to be superior to 480i so really you're talking SNES video quality here lol.

So what the Toro manages to accomplish is telling the Dreamcast it's a VGA box, then combining the h and v sync to allow the RGB SCART to carry either the RGBS or RGBHV signal. One other benefit that the Hanzo/Toro offers is there is a switch that switches between the different video modes. Some games don't allow the 30hz (VGA) signal and need the 15hz signal instead. Other's, you can trick into displaying at the better resolution:

VGA Switch Trick:
Before you boot your Dreamcast disk set the switch on your VGA Box so that it is outputting to the TV.  Now proeeed to boot the Dreamcast Disk after the disk starts booting and before the dreamcast makes that chiming sound when it loads a game set the VGA Box to output to your VGA monitor.  If your timing is right your Non-VGA game should now be displaying on your VGA Monitor.  This may take a little practice to get the timing right but once you get it right you'll be tricking your Dreamcast like a pro ;-)

Even further down the rabbit hole:
Many games that don't support 480p can be patched to play 480p. Being that Dreamcast reads backed up games so easily, this is really simple to implement.
Dreamcast Compatibility list and Guide.

General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: July 14, 2015, 07:36:28 am »
This is a very sad moment for gaming  :'( I didn't know until reading a few articles yesterday, but he was a programmer before and made a lot of games that we love today. He also was the one to push some games that wouldn't have made it to the market otherwise, including Pok√©mon and Smash Bros, which are pretty big franchises nowadays. He really did a lot of great things for us gamers.

He also played a huge part in the development of Mother 2/Earthbound. Here's a really interesting interview of both Satoru Iwata and Shigesato Itoi on the game's development.
Sorry for double posting but, here are part 2 and 3 for anyone that had trouble finding them (like I did).

General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: July 14, 2015, 07:12:32 am »
And with that Suikoden 1 is complete. Just over 18 hours. Definitely worth it, would play again.
Glad you enjoyed it! One of my favorite games. On to Suikoden II now?

So yeah, now I own an Atari 2600, a vast amount of accessories and some games. I doubt I'll ever play them since it's a pain to set the system up, but it's pretty neat to see this aspect of video game history. The games are:
Grats on the find! I don't have a working atari myself, but I've heard all you need is a rca to coaxial adapter for the atari to work.

Something like this:

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