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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #560 on: August 14, 2019, 02:03:12 pm »
Pretty sure you can set up a modded Wii to boot straight into USB loader GX, which you can control with a GameCube controller, but I haven't tried it.

Yeah I believe that is possible.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #561 on: August 15, 2019, 07:09:49 am »
I've got a modded Wii hooked up to a CRT I picked up about a month ago. I was thinking about throwing some emulators on there for other systems. I also have an original XBOX connected that I'm planning to softmod. Which would be better for that? I'm mostly looking for high compatibility and performance. I know XBOX has a good reputation for emulating other systems, but I was thinking the Wii might be more powerful overall.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #562 on: August 15, 2019, 10:30:47 am »
Not really going to get much simpler to set up than an original Xbox using USB encoders programmed with the Kade firmware.  If you don't mind guests knowing that you're running a ghetto ass old Wii and waving Wiimotes around in 2019 then I guess that's okay, too.

I did some comparison photos of original hardware to CoinOps here...

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,160719.0.html

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #563 on: August 15, 2019, 11:26:17 am »
Using the Wiimote to navigate around is a bit of a pain. Seem like it take a minute to figure out where the controller is relative to the sensor bar so that you can figure out where the little hand is going to show up on the TV screen. LOL! Other than that, it's not a total deal-breaker.

Looks like CoinOps had the worst visuals for the NES emulator in your comparison?

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #564 on: August 15, 2019, 11:52:37 am »
Yep.  I mean, they all looked fine in isolation but definitely the worst when compared side by side.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #565 on: August 15, 2019, 12:01:59 pm »
I am planning on hacking the XBOX regardless and do have a full install of CoinOps for it. I'll give that a go and see how it turns out. The NES palette is tricky to recreate because apparently the colors don't use standard RGB values. If the color is a little off, it's probably not the end of the world. As far as performance goes, what is the latest generation of console you can emulate and still have good performance? Saturn, N64, Dreamcast, etc?

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #566 on: August 15, 2019, 12:27:48 pm »
Using the Wiimote to navigate around is a bit of a pain. Seem like it take a minute to figure out where the controller is relative to the sensor bar so that you can figure out where the little hand is going to show up on the TV screen. LOL! Other than that, it's not a total deal-breaker.

Looks like CoinOps had the worst visuals for the NES emulator in your comparison?

Again, I don't know if I'm speaking a foreign language or something but you don't have to use the wiimote for navigation.  The analog stick on a classic controller works just fine.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #567 on: August 19, 2019, 10:31:57 am »
The Mega SD just had a firmware update adding support for the Genesis version of Virtua Racing, making the Mega SD the only flash cart to support that game.

I still haven't ordered one, but my resistance is dwindling, especially as early reports are extremely positive, at least from what I've read.

To remind myself how little I need to spend money on a new flash cart, I've been playing some Sega CD through emulation. I gotta say, Snatcher is overrated.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #568 on: August 19, 2019, 11:15:13 am »
The Mega SD just had a firmware update adding support for the Genesis version of Virtua Racing, making the Mega SD the only flash cart to support that game.

I still haven't ordered one, but my resistance is dwindling, especially as early reports are extremely positive, at least from what I've read.

To remind myself how little I need to spend money on a new flash cart, I've been playing some Sega CD through emulation. I gotta say, Snatcher is overrated.

I love the cart but I just cant justify the price as I already have a X5 and a full holy trinity.

If I didnít though I would totally buy this lol

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #569 on: August 19, 2019, 12:03:34 pm »
Pre-orders for a new Atari Jaguar flash cart are currently open. This company also makes a flash cart for the Neo Geo Pocket console, although it doesn't look like they have them for sale at this time.

https://new.retrohq.co.uk/shop/
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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #570 on: August 19, 2019, 12:18:31 pm »
I'm pretty sure I had the entire Jaguar library at some point... and I didn't spend that much on it.   :dizzy:

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #571 on: August 19, 2019, 02:37:30 pm »
I'm pretty sure I had the entire Jaguar library at some point... and I didn't spend that much on it.   :dizzy:

LOL! Yeah, I was wondering if there were actually enough good games on the Jaguar to warrant buying something like that. From what I've read, this SD cart can actually run CD games as well as the cartridge-based ones. Maybe that makes it more valuable? I know those CD units are going for ridiculous prices on eBay right now...

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #572 on: August 19, 2019, 03:24:48 pm »
I don't remember the Jaguar having any games worth playing.  Never owned one, but I was interested in it back in the day. 

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« Reply #573 on: August 19, 2019, 04:16:10 pm »
If I recall correctly, the problem with that system was they put a Motorola 68000 in it as a co-processor to enable easy ports from Genesis versions of games.  So you basically just got lazy ports of the worst versions of shovelware.  And I guess a few Amiga games.

It also had some screwy cartridge slot and the slightest tug on the controller would lock up your game.  Alien vs Predator was a crummy reskin of Wolfenstein and I swear people only praised it because nobody could call ---That which is odiferous and causeth plants to grow--- on it being a piece of crap.  I had a copy of it that would go absolutely nuts with loud screeching ~20 minutes into it and to this day I have no idea if that's part of the game or if I owned a bad copy, because I quit playing precisely 2 minutes after that started up.

Anyway, I bought one as a novelty summer 2000.  Games ran me like $5 shipped for sealed copies.  It lasted about a month or two before I dumped it all on Ebay.  Tempest 2000 was alright but it's been redone a million times and better since.  Google says there were more releases than I remember but I had a shitload of them.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #574 on: August 19, 2019, 04:56:53 pm »
Jaguar is one console I have never had any interest in what so ever.

And those controllers.... WTAF!?

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #575 on: August 19, 2019, 07:44:36 pm »
I still love Tempest 2000 on the Jag. I've only played it emulated, though.

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« Reply #576 on: August 19, 2019, 11:21:58 pm »
Yeah but I think we are up to tempest 5000 now.  There are better ways to play it is my point.