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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #240 on: July 10, 2019, 10:45:33 pm »
Does it play at 100%?

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #241 on: July 10, 2019, 11:46:48 pm »
It’s probably the worst port, but it plays well on this console.  Loads quickly, no stuttering, character runs around smoothly.

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #242 on: July 11, 2019, 01:48:39 am »
But will it play Castlevania III with the proper music.   >:D

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #243 on: July 11, 2019, 01:54:55 am »
Picked up my lame sd card from Kmart today.  I have a new racing wheel coming in and I realized that I don't have any actual games for it on the xbox (just demos) So I spent my Walmart cards on Forza Horizon 3.  There was a limit on the number of cards you can use so I ended up having to pay 10 bucks and I've got 6 bucks in cards left over.  Mike is right, I think I'm starting to lose money on this.  Need to pickup Horizon Chase Turbo as well, but I'll probably just get that one on the pc as it isn't super demanding. 

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #244 on: July 12, 2019, 11:37:35 am »
PlayStation Classic arrived. "Like new" = factory sealed. Amazon courier did his usual partially open the box to see if he wanted to steal it.  Even he didn't want it.

Anyway, the hack is fairly easy. Added this for laughs.

Which hack did you do? There are a couple out there.

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #245 on: July 12, 2019, 01:09:37 pm »
BleemSync 1.1 because it has OTG support.  Basically you find your oldest thumb drive, install the hack, and then copy that thumb drive to a newer one and use an OTG cable plugged into the back.

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #246 on: July 12, 2019, 01:34:38 pm »
Sweet! I might give that route a go. I hate burning a hub for my C64 mini, so this looks like a good option.

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #247 on: July 12, 2019, 01:59:55 pm »
BleemSync seems to be what most people have used so if you Google it a lot of tutorials will pop up on the interwebs.

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #248 on: July 12, 2019, 03:49:28 pm »
You don't really need a tutorial.... download the package, unzip onto a USB drive, stick in system.  Boot.  Wait.  Done.

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #249 on: July 13, 2019, 01:06:13 pm »
Amazon filler arrived....  :lol

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #250 on: July 13, 2019, 07:42:18 pm »
How about an actual honest to goodness freebie for once?

https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/en/current/get-a-tshirt.html

Free t-shirt from Harley-Davidson.com  They just want your address info, no credit card stuff, so I'm sure your inbox will get flooded with ads despite the checkbox.  But hey, free shirt.  The only question is the sizing... do I got fat-ass or super fat-ass on this one... my guess is Harley stuff runs big since, you know, the size of the average bike rider. 

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #251 on: July 14, 2019, 12:45:38 am »
Picked up a working G07 today. That's an arcade monitor for those of you that have never seen one.
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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #252 on: July 14, 2019, 12:47:19 am »
Now that is a nice pick up.

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #253 on: July 14, 2019, 12:52:01 am »
Finally, something cool in this thread!
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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #254 on: July 14, 2019, 03:33:32 pm »
Picked up a working G07 today. That's an arcade monitor for those of you that have never seen one.

How’s the burn-in on that tube?

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #255 on: July 14, 2019, 11:24:23 pm »
Not quite as bad as it looks in this pic. Not great but I've used worse.
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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #256 on: July 14, 2019, 11:28:06 pm »
That’s not too bad at all. If you put a tinted glass in front of it, you’d hardly notice.

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #257 on: July 15, 2019, 12:12:57 am »
Agreed... you won't be able to tell once it's on for the most part. 

So I'm guessing it was in an arkanoid judging by the burn in?

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #258 on: July 15, 2019, 01:56:02 am »
Yes, he pulled it from an Arkanoid.

I was given a dead Retro Duo today.  Time for the dumbest repairs imaginable.

Stand offs were broken off the SNES pcb, so when the cartridge was shoved in, it was bending connector pins and you couldn’t get it to turn on.  Turns out ribbon cable joining pcbs had been ripped out, power button slider was broken. Etc etc.

So, I made a new standoff from a dowel rod.  Used the bench grinder to shape it around the air vents in the case, mounted it to pcb.  Drilled holes through the bottom of the case for the other loose stand offs, tapped them for screws, and screwed through the case into the bottom of them.  Pcbs are rock solid now.  Ribbon cable was stripped and resoldered and glued.  Used a small screwdriver to bend the cartridge connector pins back into place.  Couldn’t do anything to repair the plastic button that moves the power switch so I cut down a Bic pen.

NES side is currently dead.  Power LED comes on but doesn’t do anything, doesn’t even pop the TV speakers.  SNES working fine.  Probably the other ribbon cable at fault but I’ve already got a top loader so whatever.

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #259 on: July 15, 2019, 01:20:00 pm »
Picked up Nioh for $10 in waddle money from Amazon.  It'll look nice in my shoebox of shame.

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #260 on: July 15, 2019, 10:56:53 pm »
And now we have 100% NES game play. Reflowing the ribbon cable was my first move, but that made the controller act weird - the B button would slam the game with start right and b at the same time.  No other inputs did anything.

Yanked out the 10 wire ribbon cable, replaced with 10 short wires I made from ethernet cable I pulled out of the trash.  :lol
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« Reply #261 on: July 15, 2019, 11:02:04 pm »
Nice.

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #262 on: July 23, 2019, 01:22:21 pm »
By slightly expanding the hole and tweaking the position of the PCB, I was able to get the power switch functional with the original plastic slider.  Which is nice.

Also, redeem for the Coke pen set if you punched in codes for it.  Coke actually giving you a few days to do the redemption this time, unlike that time they stole 30 codes from me.

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #263 on: July 23, 2019, 01:59:01 pm »
Thanks for the heads up.  Forgot about those.  Wonder if they are going to do any more gift cards this summer....they finally put bloodstained on sale after I spent all my credit and lord knows I'm not going to spend cash money on a game.  ;)

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #264 on: July 27, 2019, 12:33:10 am »
I have no clue how legit this one is, but....  watch shark week and get paid $25 in amazon for it?  You had me at watch shark week. 

https://slickdeals.net/f/13262950-free-25-amazon-credit-stream-it-forward-shark-week-challenge?src=frontpage

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #265 on: July 27, 2019, 12:38:08 am »
Who the hell owns a Fire stick?

Last week they were paying people to take Fallout 76.....

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #266 on: July 27, 2019, 12:55:23 am »
Any fire device is eligible.  Who DOESN'T have a fire tablet?  Play it on the tablet, when you get bored mute the audio and leave it running... easy $25

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« Reply #267 on: July 28, 2019, 08:43:45 pm »
I've got a 1st generation kindle. Apple knows their tablet game.

My free copy of Nioh showed up today. It's in the shoebox of shame.

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« Reply #268 on: July 31, 2019, 09:01:17 pm »
I have no clue how legit this one is, but....  watch shark week and get paid $25 in amazon for it?  You had me at watch shark week. 

https://slickdeals.net/f/13262950-free-25-amazon-credit-stream-it-forward-shark-week-challenge?src=frontpage

I haven't had the discovery channel in years and bought shark week on prime video for $2 before this other deal popped up.  The preliminary bonus stuff was fine.
I just turned it off halfway through the second episode. 
The first episode included plenty of fake drama, extreme close-ups and camera shaking, but there was actual content in there as well.

Second episode was C list celebrities improvising around a goofy script.
I quit watching it and started working on a repair 10 minutes into it, then had to turn it off because it was too annoying to even serve as background noise.

Guess at some point I'll see if the rest of the episodes are actual documentaries, but I've had all I could stand for now.
Shows like that remind me why I cut the cord years ago.

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #269 on: August 07, 2019, 02:39:14 am »
Shark Week credit came in.  The only problem is spending it.  Obviously I want to add to my video game pile, but the moments store is frustrating as hell.  It'll list a game in the store, but the discount won't apply.... I'm assuming it's because of multiple sellers for each game but there's no indication as to which one to go with.  I mean I can get some controller chargers?!?

Eh still $25 + $10 sent to charity gained via downloading the discovery app, clicking play and leaving the tablet alone for a few days was a pretty sweet freebie. 
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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #270 on: August 07, 2019, 10:15:59 am »
Seller probably has to be Amazon... filter your search...

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« Reply #271 on: August 07, 2019, 09:40:02 pm »
Then there are virtually no games to get after filtering.  I might get some chargers or something.  I could get the vr kit for Labo.... it's 40 so that'd knock it down to around 15.... they also have a warp pipe for amiibo and some of those weird gamepad chargers where you put the gamepad in upside down.  Not much in there really. 

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« Reply #272 on: August 10, 2019, 12:13:56 am »
Ended up getting the Lab0 kit because lord knows I don't have enough strange video game peripherals lying around.  The Coke pens from coke rewards came in, so there's that.  I need to take the top off a coke can and make it into a cup to put them in.  … or you know, just throw them in a drawer and forget I have them. 

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« Reply #273 on: August 10, 2019, 12:27:03 am »
Got my pens, too.  Last thing I needed.  Oh well.

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #274 on: August 11, 2019, 11:40:28 pm »
eBay is doing another $2 off +$2 coupon.  This time you have to use the app.  Code is TAKETWO , but you can find all the details in your messages for your account. 

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« Reply #275 on: August 12, 2019, 12:51:40 pm »
Used ebay coupon to buy some wires for my racing rig.... thrilling stuff. 

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« Reply #276 on: August 21, 2019, 08:19:01 pm »
Those wires came in... wrong size.... China is really dropping the ball lately.   :angry:

We missed amazon gift cards from coke the other day... they are doing cvs tonight.  So, yeah, stock up on old people's medication, salves and creams or something. 

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« Reply #277 on: August 22, 2019, 02:42:26 am »
China has been exporting underrated cable for years.

Its been a real problem over here where people are wiring houses etc with cheap Chinese cable then its been burning out due to not being up to the task.
Needless yo say its totally shunned by anyone in the industry.

Named brands only lol

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« Reply #278 on: August 22, 2019, 12:40:07 pm »
Well I literally can't buy them in the states and even if I did they are only manufactured in China, so yeah, not an option. 

I'm trying to get the wires that are used in thrustmaster disconnect systems for their wheels to make mine removeable.  I might try aliexpress or Alibaba next.... I think they have the harnesses pre made. 

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« Reply #279 on: August 22, 2019, 08:46:24 pm »
Not free but darn close... Xonic for the switch is on sale for 90 cents... retail $29.99... can usually be had for 15-20. 

https://slickdeals.net/f/13331656-superbeat-xonic-nintendo-switch-digital-download-0-89?page=5#commentsBox

I downloaded it and gave it a quick try.... it's basically ddr for your fingers set to max difficulty.  Also be sure to get the dlc pack for free.