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New Old Guy

Postby Xylob » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:53 am

HowdyHowdyHowdy
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Been playing "TV Games" since the 2600 was the hot new shit, I remember real arcades and places like Godfather's Pizza, Shakey's, and WC Frank being filled with game machines.
I fart dust...

First time "hacking" a game system involved cutting the cord off some broken headphones so I could hook the 2600 up to a 9 volt battery after my parents took the AC adapter away to ground me.
Vaguely remember something about a spring and some quick hand work to swap discs on an OG PS1 (lots of booze in those days, foggy memory).

I recently dusted off the Wii and PSP to soft mod them and even more recently graduated to trying to figure out how the hell PS2 homebrew/hacking works (still some head scratching with that one).

Eyeballing that 360 in the basement now too, but don't wanna fuck up the HBOGo &/or anything else I got going on regarding LIVE since Micro$oft is still "supporting" the system.

I love shmups and I used to have a bad-ass (for what it was) HTPC with MAME until the time came to upgrade from XP (I held out for a loooonnnng time) and discovered that no matter how much I maxed out the capabilities of the mobo, it couldn't support Windows 7 :cry: :cry:

Looking to get MAME going again in some manner eventually as the best shmups never made it to consoles without being compromised.

Thanks for letting me join!
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Re: New Old Guy

Postby ZX81v2 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:00 am

Late.... But better than never :)

PSP Is fantastic to mess about with and the games lib is quite big
As for MAME, I suggest you check MAMEUIFX (TiZ Search) and grab my Working Games Only Collection plus updates. Basically, MAME repackaged as 7z and sorted so only the working game roms are included. Saving a TON of space on HDD.

ARCADE is the follow up to MAMEUIFX. My packages continue this emulator to currently 0.190.
All on TiZ.

Look in my SIG and you'll find a link to my MAME Thread :)
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PS2 (Phat) + Network Adapter + SATA Bridge + 2TB HDD = Insanity+1 !
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Re: New Old Guy

Postby eugenerobinhood1 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:03 am

:welcome:
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Re: New Old Guy

Postby Mute » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:18 am

Welcome...Enjoy Everything
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I feel like some people would rather "socially network" and potentially get the wrong answer slowly, rather than just use google and get the right answer immediately.
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Re: New Old Guy

Postby maxpc » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:37 am

Hi Xylob.

Welcome.
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Re: New Old Guy

Postby rawman024 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:43 am

Welcome to TIZ.
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My systems
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PC: amd-fx 8370 with 2 rx-480 radeon graphics cards
orig xbox softmodded with 2 tb hdd replaced clock capacitor with battery (built several for family members)
ps2 slim
2x ps2 phat with free hdboot 1 sata 1 pata (built several for family members)
ps1
ps1 hardmodded
original nes
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Re: New Old Guy

Postby schmupluvr » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:00 am

Godfather's Pizza in the 1980s was awesome. We also had the little independent pizzerias like Pasquale's and Angilo's.(The smaller ones are always the best imo)
They always had a small selection of games, the usual Donkey Kong and Space Invaders or Pac-Man, or sometimes a real good one like Track and Field-yes.
Nowadays, the soccer-mom sports bar/steak house might have Area 51 or Dance Revolution and it's not even close, weak really.

Welcome Gamer! :)
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PSTV Henkaku Enso, 2TB ext hdd, dualshock 4
TSOP Xbox/CoinOPS/Ninja
Colecovision w/SD
Sega-any
TG-16
NES
PS3 CECHA01
PS4 w/1TB sshd
Wii loaded

Trinitrons, D-Series JVC and Toshiba CRTs. Lucky to have 3 curved screens with Y,Pb,Pr too!
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Re: New Old Guy

Postby FFTHEWINNER » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:07 am

Welcome man! awesome OP! :D
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Re: New Old Guy

Postby wshirk » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:12 am

Welcome to TIZ Xylob. You will really find this site to be awesome, and modding to be 2 legit2quit. I have successfully softmodded a ps2 following a guide on here, softmodded my ps3 with CFW with a heads up from here on a youtube video explaining the process, and a link to it,softmodded a wii, and am playing GC, and wii games, and have an original xbox fully softmodded as well. So welcome, and happy modding!
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Re: New Old Guy

Postby Bakkies » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:23 am

Welcome to TiZ :D

I read the Rasberry Pi and RetroPie can run MAME games, but I have no idea how fast and accurate it is.

Hope you enjoy it here :)
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Re: New Old Guy

Postby Biggsy666 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:48 am

Welcome to TIZ
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My Systems
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Acorn Electron
CPC464
C64
ZX Spectrum +2
Atari 2600
NES & Famicom w/ FDS
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
Saturn
Dreamcast
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
PSP x2 CFW
GameGear
Wonderswan
N-Gage & N-Gage QD
Gameboy, GBP, GBC, GBA, GBA SP, 2x GB Macro
Nintendo DS, DSL, DSi & 3DS

My custom Console Projects
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Re: New Old Guy

Postby vgames » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:34 am

Welcome fellow old guy :)
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Re: New Old Guy

Postby sasapinjic » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:09 pm

Welcome new old guy, we are plain old guys! :lol:
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Re: New Old Guy

Postby kremiso » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:12 pm

Hi Xylob, WELCOME !
RETRO, a good way to live...
the chronological age is only a human invention :)

have a good time
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Re: New Old Guy

Postby ZX81v2 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:53 pm

NOT "OLD" - RETRO !
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PS2 (Phat) + Network Adapter + SATA Bridge + 2TB HDD = Insanity+1 !
Wanna Know More > theisozone.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=75&t=49420&hilit=+sata

FreeMCBoot Installer - OPL 0.8/9 + HDL0.8c
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Re: New Old Guy

Postby sasapinjic » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:36 pm

ZX81v2 wrote:NOT "OLD" - RETRO !


yep , sounds much better ! 8-)
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Re: New Old Guy

Postby Gamerone » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:52 pm

Welcome! I like being classic :D
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I'M ONE WHO LIKES TO PLAY GAMES™
QUAGMIRE'S HAPPY SONG :quag:
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Re: New Old Guy

Postby Jaydee111 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:08 pm

Welcome to TiZ!
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Re: New Old Guy

Postby Xylob » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:52 am

Gamerone wrote:Welcome! I like being classic :D
Me too!
Maybe one day I'll learn how to also be Classy....
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Re: New Old Guy

Postby acr250rider » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:02 am

Welcome to TIZ old timer! Nice intro and nice history! Xylob, I hope to see you around on The Iso Zone!
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Systems owned:
(2) Nintendo
(3) Sega Genesis/ (1) Cd /32X
(2) Super Nintendo
(2) Nintendo 64
(2) Sony PS1 1 REGULAR / 1 Chipped
(2) Soft Modded PS2 Phat
Dreamcast
Panasonic 3do
(4) soft modded Original Xbox
Pokémon Gale of Darkness Gamecube W/GBA Player.
(2) Xbox 360 1 Slim/1 Phat
(2) Ps3`s one jailbroken one not.
(2) Soft modded Wii
(2) PS4
Xbox one
(2) Wii U
Saturn (running Pseudo).
Sony PSP 6.20 Pro-B9 permanent .
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