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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:11 pm 


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CIT, did you try looking for the US version of Virtua Fighter 32x? It's much cheaper and uses the same ROM as the JP version.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:19 am 


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Picked up a few Saturn games as well:

VF is a shoddy port, but I just love the flat shaded polygons and the 32X version, which actually plays better, is really expensive.


OG Saturn VF doubles as an excellent soundtrack CD since it uses redbook audio.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:11 am 


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I'm on the fence of getting the Saturn VF TBH. I heard it's a shoddy port, but still not bad playability wise. I do have the remix version, which I like quite a bit. I may get a 32x eventually, but with only a handful of worthy games and the awkward setup, I'm on the fence of that too. Odd how remix got an AC version, which I remember playing. PC version of remix is nice too, though it was a pain to get working.

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Makaimura games for PS1!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:23 am 


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Some animu displayed on my recently acquired PVM-2950. Just found my PS3 and hooked it up via component to mess around

Stuff from Crunchyroll app :

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And from DVD :

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:43 am 


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Gaht damn that looks crisp my dude.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:08 am 


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Thanks. It's hyper clean and tight picture, and is tons of fun to mess with.

As far as 480i go this is really a beautiful picture, one of the best I've seen. I even had a thought for you at some point as I thought : ''LD would probably look at its very best on this""

Really fun to watch anime DVDs and BD on this great crt. And streaming was a nice surprise, it looked ace.

I love this set because it's somewhere between a consumer set and say a medium-tier PVM. it's far from a spec-mnster like a BVM.

The best way I could describe it's picture is : like a high-grade arcade monitor. That's the vibe it gives off.
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For a brief, shining moment I thought Dirty Pair had gone to Crunchyroll...
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That NTSCJ Omega Boost cover so looks like a music album cover to me. Struck me when I got one myself and, among other PSX and Saturn games purchased around that time, it seemed the least like a video game of them all. Sadly, although I've gathered quite a few 2.1 speakers since then, very little gaming's been done using them yet. That Omega Boost and Raiden Project galore, all RGB CRT and a subwoofer, ramains to be had (no worries, I'm returning as a "serious" gamer, steadily).

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It is lovely.

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I just wanted a cost-efficient source of CD music (to share between my numerous cost-efficient speakers), so I don't need to bother my PS3 & TV just to play a CD anymore, opted for German as expectedly the least liable to fail too soon for my liking, whereas it turned out to be quite a bit more than that.

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Well, it's the kind of stuff them cost-efficient speakers of mine typically ooze these days. And it's DOPE.

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That Faith No More box found in store made me feel like some target demographics. Enough said.

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Bottom one is a keepsake from the days whan all-digital recording, mastering & carrier ("DDD") was a thing to boast about on cover. It is also quite respected a recording by "beethovenists" who tend to swear by their vinyl, but alas, most analogue they can get of it is a casette. Upper one is the Winterreise like no other, although not quite the one I thought it was. Quite a complicated story. Anyways, it's one difficult to disassemble, and as a whole, it's a bit much to take all at once, but bear with it; I believe it was originally a part of some multimedial performance, released on a disc here just to not waste opportunity.

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I just got myself an item from the Japan Victor Company, or JVC if you will. No, it's not an X'eye, and no, it's not a Saturn console :D



It's a vintage japanese direct drive turntable, that I imported from Japan. model QL-Y44F. It's fantastic, and sounds as good as it looks.


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It offers the same function as the Denon DP-47F, a classic automatic table in its own right. But I like the stylings of the Victor a bit better. I think it performs a hair better too.

Won a YAJ auction an got an absolute steal on this, its in great cosmetic condition and works like new. This is my endgame table, I'll never need anything better than this, it's an absolute rock. Excellent performer
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 Post subject: Re: Awesome stuff you've just bought (+pics please)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:08 pm 


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This just arrived:

Makaimura games for PS1!


Is it just me or is brightness level on Dai Makai Mura off on this port? Even after bumping up the brightness on my monitor it just doesn't look right to me. It's just too distracting. I wonder if the Saturn port has the same issue.

Oh well, I guess I'll just have to wait for Jotego to complete his MiSTer core for some arcade perfect DMM.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:09 pm 


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scrilla4rella wrote:
BrianC wrote:

This just arrived:

Makaimura games for PS1!


Is it just me or is brightness level on Dai Makai Mura off on this port? Even after bumping up the brightness on my monitor it just doesn't look right to me. It's just too distracting. I wonder if the Saturn port has the same issue.

Oh well, I guess I'll just have to wait for Jotego to complete his MiSTer core for some arcade perfect DMM.

Yep it is. way too fucking dark
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:45 pm 


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The brightness is a known issue on PS1 Dai, but it also maintains the aspect ratio of the original without the terrible filter of the PS2 port.


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Oh yeah, the PS2 port has that bad filter, I forgot about that. So I guess the saturn port looks a lot better, no wonder it's so expensive.


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 Post subject: Re: Awesome stuff you've just bought (+pics please)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:40 pm 


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Some animu displayed on my recently acquired PVM-2950. Just found my PS3 and hooked it up via component to mess around


How are you converting the component signal to RGB for this monitor? Have you adjusted the geometry and so on by yourself?

I have the same one. I used to have three of them but hooked up another forum member for 20 USD back in the day. It's a great set.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:03 pm 


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How are you converting the component signal to RGB for this monitor? Have you adjusted the geometry and so on by yourself?

I have the same one. I used to have three of them but hooked up another forum member for 20 USD back in the day. It's a great set.

No need to convert! The 2950 accepts component.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:39 pm 


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How are you converting the component signal to RGB for this monitor? Have you adjusted the geometry and so on by yourself?

I have the same one. I used to have three of them but hooked up another forum member for 20 USD back in the day. It's a great set.

No need to convert! The 2950 accepts component.


Edit: Ok, maybe I'm confusing the 2950 with the 2930 (which is what I think I have). Nevermind. sorry, carry on


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:13 pm 


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Oh yeah, the PS2 port has that bad filter, I forgot about that. So I guess the saturn port looks a lot better, no wonder it's so expensive.


The Saturn port doesn't have the brightness issue, but has a slightly squished aspect ratio and more slowdown, from what I read in a post in this forum. The graphics of the PS1 version are too dark, but are excellent otherwise. It's your opinion, but I didn't post a picture of the game just to have people complain about it.


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The brightness thing on Dai is actually the only blemish on an otherwise superb collection. Be stoked with your pickup Brian. I own that collection on PS1 retail disc too and it rocks.

On my presentation/pro crt monitors I"ve always been able to compensate for it while keeping good black level and everything looking good.
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The Saturn port doesn't have the brightness issue, but has a slightly squished aspect ratio and more slowdown, from what I read in a post in this forum.


Yeah, also the SS ver loads after every stage. The PS1, just once after starting a credit. Generally speaking, the CG 1-4* discs are slightly better on PS1, mostly owing to the machine's more accurate resolution. A similar story with the Konami Deluxe Packs, though as with Dai's dark PS1 backgrounds, there are exceptions here and there (Gokujou Parodius is frequently said to run smoother on Saturn).

*No idea about CG5 (SFII/CE/HF), hence my excluding it. I have its NTSCU PS1 release and the load times pissed me right off. Went straight back to Tekken 3 and VF2 BITD (to restore console non-partisanship :wink:).
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The PS1 version of Daimakaimura is definitely as good as you can get in terms of home ports.
I think the dark backgrounds can mostly be countered with your TV settings to at least recover some of it. It didn't bother me when I was playing it.


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This Young Gods album, well, it's good.
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yesterday's album get.

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Indeed, doom metal majesty that album is.

so sick it's hard to articulate in words. I'd sell my soul for having come up with just one of those Iommi riffs :cry: the sheer sleezyness of them is what catpults them to the cosmos, That in addition to their prime time ''420 blaze it HARD'' vibes
Truly a monolithic monster of a record, the badassery of which we can't even begin to do justice with words. A montain flattening opus by the four boys from Birmingham

I'm really happy to have found a cheap copy from a local store that's doing deliveries in these times of plague. I have a small collection of 200 vinyls (despite collecting since I'm 17 y/o) and wouldn't have it any other way : I love having a compact, hyper-curated library on wax, which I build up slowly. And while I've had Paranoid for a while, I've been really itching to get more Sabbath records in the format. Always kept my Sauron-eye open for a super-cheap copy and it kinda never happened, until now.

Both Sabbath records have well-won sleeves, but the records are fine, and so they were cheap as chips. Interesting fact is that this Master of Reality copy is of the first U.S. pressing, and that one sports some oddities such as the short intros being labelled as separate songs. Pretty cool artefact.

Spinning Vol. 4 plenty today and I'm so digging it, outside of, of course, 2-3 ho-hum tracks, including one I straight up loathe. But the rest is such wonderful psychedelia. and still fucking rips nonetheless
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Vol.4 is one of those unfortunately fluffy LPs I prefer to trim down into a perfect EP. :mrgreen: An EP HEWN FROM STONE :cool: The good stuff is legendary... Iommi sounds like an angle grinder at times (SUPERNAUT), a blast furnace at others (UNDER THE SUN), the mournful intonations of a robot space god still others (WHEELS OF CONFUSION). Even on the "real" tracks you can tell they were chucking the finest Colombian snowballs at each other in the studio, record has an oddly wired sludge voltage. :lol:
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No doubt :lol: part of me wishes execs hadn't stepped in to prevent the band from naming the album itself ''Snowblind''. Although that cover we got instead is pretty iconic for sure.

I like that bit they snuck in inside the gatefold sleeve :

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Yeahhhh, fuck you execs :D



Oh and yes, as an EP this would be DIAMOND solid. The peaks are so mind-meltingly high on this one
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I was gonna ask if it included the shoutout to the venerable COKE-cola LTD :mrgreen: Growing up I had the most off-brand, Wal-mart CD pressing of Vol.4 imaginable, the insert was just a single page with the cover on front and liner notes on the back, and even that had it. The capitalisation always made me laugh, like they really wanted you to notice and have a good think about it. :lol: "Waaait a minute! I don't think they mean the popular soft drink! I think these 1970s rock stars might have been ON THE CHARLIE!"

Incidental to liner notes and Maiden, isn't The Number of The Beast the one with a shout-out to "Earthdogs and Hellrats?" It's either NOTB, Piece or Powerslave... but either way, as a kid I always thought "Whoa! DEEPEST BAND LORE..." Only to later read Bruce remark that nobody knew what the fuck any of that stuff meant, Rod Smallwood was just flinging gibberish at the wall hoping to sound DOWN W/ THE KIDZ - and I guess it worked! Image
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I'll check right nao. I have a 1st pressing of Powerslave here and it has lots of artworks and liner notes and trinkets, shit's pretty substantial. while NOTB copy is brand new and pretty spartan in the packaging

EDIT : yep, it's on the NOTB inner sleeve :lol: awww, disapointed it's not lore, but rather juste EDGE

Rod Smallwood, the man with the most unfortunate name in HISTORY. Almost sounds like a name you'd come up with for your prose on here :lol:
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