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Postby Andes » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:46 pm

...to these forums, felt a 'thank you immeasurably' was long overdue as I've plundered the site for original xbox backups for a while now. So cheers for that guys, from the depths...!

I've now just successfully (though it's early days) softmodded my ancient PS2 and stuck a 1tb HDD in there. No doubt further plundering is ahoy 8-) though I've a ton of discs to back up first. As a fan of creepy Japanese horror / headf*** games it looks like I'll be filling my boots somewhat. Nice.

As I'm feeling my way into OPL and FTPing and all that (it's soooo much more straightforward on the xbox!) I'll post any successes or useful info I might come across. So far a fiddle with OPLs settings for The Fear have yielded seemingly decent results, but I guess all that carry-on is for the relevant sub-forums so I'l shut up and leave it with Hi, and Cheers!

As for personal bio, old git, lives in England ;)
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Re: Noob...

Postby Biggsy666 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:00 pm

Welcome to TIZ from another old git in England :D
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My Systems
Acorn Electron
ZX Spectrum +2
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SNES & Super Famicom
N64 1 x PAL, 1 x NTSC-J
Gamecube x2 Xeno
Wii x2 softmod
Master System
Mega Drive MKI RGB w/switches & MKII
PS1 Audiophile, 3 chipped & 1 slim w/screen
PS2 1 fat silver with FMCB/120gb HDD & 1 slim w/screen
PS3 1 fat, 1 slim
Xbox (soft mod 200gb & 1 Crystal hard mod 120gb)
Xbox 360
N-Gage & N-Gage QD
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Re: Noob...

Postby schmupluvr » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:05 pm

Everyone is a noob at some point. Welcome to TIZ....
You have to check out CoinOPS for that Xbox. It doesn't get much better than CO once you get the hang of it. :lovetiz:
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Re: Noob...

Postby Andes » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:18 pm

TBH I'm not too fussed on Coin Ops, there's prolly only a handful of ancient arcade games I'd be bothered to play. One day maybe. I did miss out on the orig xbox at the time, had a PS2 and that was that, so it's been cool to appreciate the differences / comparisons, and in some cases have my illusion that xbox = better than ps2 and that's that broken, the Silent Hill's being a case in point.

That said I've been noseying at the xbox Vic 20 emulator, seems it's just easier to do all that on a PC, but when my head is that far back in time, the coin ops thing does chime in a little. I've a feeling these 'ere survival etc horror games I've got lined up to play will be occupying the next year or so 8-) :lol:

Oo and thanks for the welcome :)
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Re: Noob...

Postby wiiLike2hacks » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:25 pm

Welcome to TiZ, Andes. Isn't gaming HDD gaming on the fat PS2 and original Xbox just amazing (I agree, much more straight foward on the Xbox)?! If you haven't already, I suggest checking out Hypervision in the download section. If you're a fan of lovely front ends (and Hyperspin), it would make an awesome addition to the box ... I just installed it myself last night (it's literally a drag and drop affair) :)
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Re: Noob...

Postby ZX81v2 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:02 pm

Welcome to TiZ Forums

Please make sure you READ the RULES as getting trolled ain't fun ! You can get to them by clicking the FORUM tab at top of this page

- Absolutely NO linking to outside cloud storage sites such as RAPID/MEGA etc... Esp in downloads !
Doing so will get you kicked for a minimum of 7days.
This Includes, Posting "outside links" to cloudsites in comments or posts - Will get your Post deleted, warned and kicked if you continue.

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- Don't SPAM the forums with complete rubbish as these WILL be Deleted and user will get a ban depending on how bad it was.

- THIS INCLUDES : THE "5 POSTS REQUIRED" RULE! - Say Hi, say hi to new users, you get through 5 posts easy.
This is to stop spammers uploading crap all over the board as it FORCES interaction - Getting pissed about it don't help !

- Play nice, however remember this forum is run by ADULTS and it aimed at ADULTS.
Taking offense is not worth it, and if this is too much then you really need to step away... There be Trolls in these parts !

- Posts in wrong areas WILL be removed without warning

- If in doubt, contact a MOD or a Editor (The GREEN Names]
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Re: Noob...

Postby maxpc » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:36 pm

Hi Andes.

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Re: Noob...

Postby acr250rider » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:47 pm

Hello and welcome to The Iso Zone Andes. We have plenty of your mates on TIZ. See you around.
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Systems owned:
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Re: Noob...

Postby ironsights87 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:18 pm

Welcome. You're in the right place for Xbox & PS2 mods no doubt. Huge OG Xbox/PS2 fan myself. Super knowledgeable people here on pretty much ANY game console modding related topic(s). Feel free to ask if you have any questions on stuff, people here are usually more than willing to help out. :awesome:
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Re: Noob...

Postby Fallout_4 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:40 pm

Welcome to the best retro gaming site on the net bro and happy PS2 gaming.
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Re: Noob...

Postby cat » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:43 pm

Welcome to TIZ from another old salty git, but from wales.
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Re: Noob...

Postby Katom1096 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:19 pm

Welcome to TIZ enjoy!
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Postby eugenerobinhood1 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:22 am

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Re: Noob...

Postby Andes » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:07 am

Cheers folks, cor yer a friendly bunch eh? Like how forums used to be before that social media hoohaa took over. I feel thoroughly welcomed :)
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Re: Noob...

Postby stillcool » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:18 am

Welcome to the site Andes from yet another old git, it's the place for older UK gamers it seems (groans and hold back while getting out of gaming chair!)
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Some Of My Gear & How They Connect
Dreamcast - VGA or S-Video
Gamecube - Chipped RGB Scart
SNES - RGB Scart
PS1 - Chipped SCPH-9002 - RGB Scart
PS2 - Chipped Silver Phat SCPH-50003 + 500GB HDD - PS2HDMI
PS2 - Aqua Phat SCPH-50003 + 1TB & SATA Adapter - Component
PS3 - Blue CECH-4003C Super Slim + 320GB HDDs - HDMI
PS3 - CECHG03 Phat + 500GB HDD - Component
Saturn - Chipped v1 - S-Video
Xbox - Chipped Crystal 1TB HDD - Component
Xbox - Chipped Black 500GB HDD - Component
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Re: Noob...

Postby sasapinjic » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:09 am

Welcome to even more fun side of The ISO zone ! 8-)
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Re: Noob...

Postby Andes » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:55 pm

Well as a general rule I much prefer older games to new spangly-dangly stuff. I've got an Xbox 1 and literally it's good for Black Ops 3 and, er, being able to play X360 games with a better cotroller. I say 'games' but that means Silent Hill Downpour so, er, game. Now I' looking forward to which OGXbox (or Xbox None as I call it) games will be made BC. Absolutely zero interest in new xb1-specific games, it's all the same old same old with fancier graphics, but that doesn't equal better graphics to me, the PS2 Silent Hills (well 2, 3 & 4) have mindblowing graphics, and Shadow of the Colossus remains my favourite game of all time. It usurped Llamasoft's Vic-20 collection to claim top spot, a fair indicator of where my head's at gaming-wise :mrgreen:

Questions regarding PS2 modding are starting to build up, I do like to try sort them myself initially, that's all part of the fun, but I'll certainly be picking the forum's brains before long :)

Cheers again, shame I didnt join earlier but hey better late than etc
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Re: Noob...

Postby varettaja » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:26 am

Welcome to TiZ and do not forget that; everyone starts a n00b.
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Re: Noob...

Postby kuska » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:30 am

Xbox is for noobs! Only PC for gaming!!! :lol:

joking of course ;)
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Re: Noob...

Postby Andes » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:21 pm

kuska wrote:Xbox is for noobs! Only PC for gaming!!! :lol:

You might be right! The xbox was the first piece of machinery that I messed around with successfully so that's the noob bit taken care of :lol: I always figured PC gaming was something for the dextrous of finger, after a brief attempt at Tomb Raider in 96 I was left with fingers that felt like they'd just spent 90 minutes trying to mark Ryan Giggs :lol: I do play the occasional TR custom level on the PC these days (with PS2 controller, of course), and I run Vic 20 and PS1 emulators on it rather than the xbox, but I've never really felt any urge to dig any deeper than that. One day... (he says, knowing that at least the next year is spoken for by the recent influx of PS2 horror games into my collection 8-) ).

Cheers for the welcome :D
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