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17th April, 2010 at 18:25:17 -

I recently bought a Snes and a few games, unfortunately it's a horrible shade of brown.
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So i had to buy some games for it. Super Mario World, Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Doom, and Starwing. I thought Doom for the Snes came with a Red cart but mine is just a normal grey one :S.

The shop I found all this in had some extremely cheap Megadrive/Genesis games so I bought a few of them too, Including Lemmings, Flashback, Sonic and Knuckles, Premier Manager (for 1 lolz)

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ZERO WING!

I do actually like this game, especially the music.

It's just a pity so many people lose the cases, I know Snes games came in flimsy cardboard boxes but Megadrive games were in hardcore plastic cases (Bar Sonic and Knuckles).

So what about you guys?

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17th April, 2010 at 19:08:59 -

I bought a lot of retro games and consoles last year. I have Nintendo and Sega complete now, all standing in a row. The cable mess is driving me crazy.

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Old pic, before I got more Sega stuff.

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I bought a Commodore64 a couple of months ago. I haven't played it much. I had to buy a cable of eBay to make it work better with modern tvs. I need some better games for it.

 
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Nice setup, Hayo . . . looks like you have tons of room.

I am buying a SNES with 6 games monday to resell =p.

 
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18th April, 2010 at 02:27:42 -

I think the most recent purchase is probably the dreamcast. I have a few retro consoles that I either had given to me or bought that don't have games, AV cables, controllers, or some combination of the three.

 

  		
  		

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I hope people aren't using LCD TVs for these

 
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I am. But I'd like to get an old crappy TV one day.

 
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18th April, 2010 at 10:33:51 -

Not bought any retro stuff for a while, though i do have a Mega Drive (mine from '91), Game Gear, Saturn, Dreamcast and an N64 to go with my PS1, PS2, DS and XBox 360. Not played any of them for a while now though......

 
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Awesome . My nes and snes take pride of place next to my tv. Also have master system, megadrive, n64, gc, ps 1 (needs fixing), xbox, wii (hardly gets used at all now i have completed the mario games) and an xbox 360.

Need a new ps2 too as its also broke (i just love sony!).

Latest additions are a zx81 and a zx spectrum I was given after a family friend passed away

 
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Oooh, that's a nice collection there! I used to have a ZX+3 with a floppy disk drive - i'd love to buy another one sometime! Also, think it's about time i bought a SNES, i never owned one!

 
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Originally Posted by Assault Andy
I am. But I'd like to get an old crappy TV one day.



Oh dear. "old crappy TV", the CRT extinction was a devastation. It's the only way to fully appreciate 2D video game art.

 
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18th April, 2010 at 15:14:58 -

I have two spare oldtimey TVs just in case.

 
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Originally Posted by alastair john jack

Originally Posted by Assault Andy
I am. But I'd like to get an old crappy TV one day.



Oh dear. "old crappy TV", the CRT extinction was a devastation. It's the only way to fully appreciate 2D video game art.



Because the colors generally bled out which made them less sharp and left more for the imagination to assume it looked better. It was over time, that we grew a respect for the graphics as they were. With that said, I'd actually prefer a clearer display so that I can cleanly see the sharpness of the graphics I appreciate so much.

 
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18th April, 2010 at 20:47:38 -

A lot of art was drawn knowing how blurry the TVs were. So dithering looks much better on CRTs so much so that an area shaded with one black pixel and one white pixel alternating would look like a perfect shade of grey.

 
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Originally Posted by AndyUK
A lot of art was drawn knowing how blurry the TVs were. So dithering looks much better on CRTs so much so that an area shaded with one black pixel and one white pixel alternating would look like a perfect shade of grey.



On a black and white TV yes... On a color tv it would flicker between green/pink unless you have an RGB cable.

The reason not to use an LCD TV with old games is that when you display a standard definition source on an LCD it has to deinterlace and upscale it, which delays the picture and gives you a worse response to your controls.

Also, many early systems output a non-standard video signal, which wasn't a problem for CRTs, but may confuse an LCD TV.

 
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