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I just got an idea for something.

It's a canary system to tell me if my repos are ready for the prime time.
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Sorry if it took me a long time to fix the board, but as for now I'm in the process of moving it to a free host for the time being, while I find a reasonable way to earn some revenue so we can keep this thing up. Smile
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huckleberrypie Wrote:Sorry if it took me a long time to fix the board, but as for now I'm in the process of moving it to a free host for the time being, while I find a reasonable way to earn some revenue so we can keep this thing up. Smile
I can now confirm that the forums are working again. Smile

Time for me to work on a catch up post, so to speak.
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How's the ping times, btw?
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huckleberrypie Wrote:How's the ping times, btw?
Ping time is 132ms, and site appears to load fast and quick up here.

Now, on to the catch up. Last weekend, I had an opportunity to get a new Famiclone. I had to choose between a Retron2 NES/SNES or FC Mobile II. But, thanks to scoring $90 in store credit with trade ins, I was able to get both along with the SNES port of Doom. Below are quick reviews of the two clones I got...

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Here is the Retron2. I mainly got this because it has the ability to play Japanese imports (no plastic tabs in the slot) as well as looking like an odd SNES system. It also takes original controllers for both NES and SNES, with the ports being on the sides rather than front. Compatibility wise, it's rather good. NES has slightly off NOAC audio, but the picture quality is crisp and colorful. The SNES portion works great as far as I'm concerned. The only thing I could have against it is dual-mono audio, but all the notes and tracks sound accurate to a real unit sans stereo. I'm happy. Smile

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Now, time for the FC Mobile II. First impressions are... odd to say the least. I ended up getting a PAL unit packed inside a US box complete with 120v AC adapter. Another odd thing is that my games play a tad bit faster than a real NES or any other Famiclone. However, the games are still very much playable, but the music does have a higher pitch as a result.

I was able to confirm I got a PAL unit by using the AV output with an old off-brand LCD TV. The signal was ID'ed as PAL and displayed without a rolling picture. This means I can't use the AV out feature that much since the majority of US TVs are NTSC except for some of the off-brand Chinese sets. Now time for the very strange part. If the AV output is used, the games play slower than with the built-in display. In fact, my games play as they would if I had a PAL NES or Famiclone.

Does this make the FC Mobile II worthwhile to me? It might. Despite having the above issues, I can still play my favorite games on the system without many issues, and I only plan on using the system on road trips with the family. I can't really return the system for exchange at the present time.

It will probably work out in the end. Wink The FC Mobile II works with Castlevania III!
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It's Mother's Day in my country. I was sick all through it. Oh me oh my.
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Mothers Day in South Dakota was rainy and dreary.... at least where I lived. Go to the west side of the state and you got a lot of wet snow. Go to the east side and you got rain and tornadoes.

One of those tornadoes tore through a small town and destroyed it. Sad Luckily, no one died and only minor injuries resulted. Still, a town is gone. And it had to happen on Mothers Day.
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I had to work on both days last weekend >.>
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cpd2009 Wrote:Mothers Day in South Dakota was rainy and dreary.... at least where I lived. Go to the west side of the state and you got a lot of wet snow. Go to the east side and you got rain and tornadoes.

One of those tornadoes tore through a small town and destroyed it. Sad Luckily, no one died and only minor injuries resulted. Still, a town is gone. And it had to happen on Mothers Day.

And it was just as unfortunate that a typhoon blitzed through northern Luzon this last Mothers Day. We're OK here at my place though, but still...
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I might be able to acquire a Tiger Game.com soon. Problem is, the particular model I want, the Pocket Pro, is very hard to find on eBay. At the time I write this, there is one Pocket Pro... but it's still sealed in it's original packaging. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://tinyurl.com/m7rng2d">http://tinyurl.com/m7rng2d</a><!-- m -->

I would want to buy the sealed Pocket Pro, but it's likely such a thing is very collectable despite the Game.com's reputation.

Thus, I decided that I will instead go for an original model Game.com, unless a good used Pocket Pro appears on eBay for a good price sometime between now and the time I am able to purchase it.

As for me wanting a Game.com at all, blame 90s nostalgia. I got one of these for Christmas '99 and it was the Pocket Pro version. I don't know where it went, sadly. Sad
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