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  1. They have arrived! Love these things. They both feel great. Buttons are responsive. Properly detected by RetroPie. Played with both for several hours and both are good quality. I really like have a proper PCE/TG controller I can use for emulation! It's not as heavy as the original TG controller, but it does not feel cheap. Feels good playing all the scrolling shooter bullet-hell games. Hori makes good controllers in my opinion. Now... I am DONE with controllers....I hope. lol
  2. Well, I finally rounded out my 8/16-bit era controller collection by ordering the Genesis and TG-16 ones I wanted. I will let you know how they work after they arrive. It was my birthday the other day and decided to pick them up. I'm not expecting any problems, they are from Retro-Bit and Hori, and every controller I have gotten from either of those two has been spot on. Genesis: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07P37ZGTF/ (Has L+R shoulder buttons, so it will work just as well as the SN30-Pro in most games. Though the SN30-Pro have 2x L+R buttons, so handy for PS1. No analog, but that's fine, I rarely use it outside of PS1 games.) TG-16: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07V1Q2G8T/ (Has PROPER turbo selectors like the original TG-16/PCE, and it's the right size, unlike many others out there.)
  3. @EMwhite or @Scott Robison, would you mind sending me a PM with the info where you picked yours up? The more I read up on them and watch videos ... the more I want one.
  4. Excellent video! I have considered buying so many of those knock-offs but never really bit the bullet and tried any. I got rid of all my "plug & play" units in favor of using Raspberry Pi for it's versatility and customization, as much as I liked them, I don't want to go back to the P&P devices. Even if I do think they are cool. lol That was my issue, finding something that met all my wants for my emulation. I wanted an SNES style controller, but I also wanted analog controls for PS1 and some arcade emulation, and I wanted 4 shoulder buttons, and wired. That's what lead me to the SN30 Pro's features. It ticked all my boxes and once I got it in my hands, I could not have been happier. I have all my desired consoles covered in terms of button coverage. That being said, I do have a Hyperkin joystick for Atari, a Mayflash F101 arcade stick for some arcade games that are best played on micro-switches, and I just ordered a Retro-Bit Sega Genesis controller.... just becasue. I want to pair them with the MegaPi case. What's nice about those is they are officially licensed by Sega. For me, controls were almost more important than the emulation. I am used to emulation, but I wanted comfortable controls as close to authentic as possible.
  5. I got an SN30 Pro USB (SN Edition), loved it, and got another one. Wired, because I just prefer it over wireless, and I am never so far my display I need wireless. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07R481CVY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The SN Edition is currently out of stock, but the Gray Edition is in. They are identical, save for the cosmetics. I bought them specifically for the feel and comfort, they feel great and I can play for hours without issue, just like the old SNES controllers. Responsiveness does not seem to be an issue either, that is to say, I have not noticed it in any games, at all. Not even Tetris at level 12+. Overall, I love the 8Bitdo controllers, as well as Hyperkin and Retrobit. They all seem to make good ones.
  6. Well, the SNES Themed case arrived. Now my collection is complete! It's a neat case, the "slot" where a game cart would go is your micro SD storage, and the cartridge itself is a magnet that holds itself to the door. Pushing eject opens the door. While I won't use it, it is neat. Now, if I could only track down the cause of this issue.... I have seen it mentioned in a few other places, so at least its not hardware... Part of the screen will go randomly blank... Thankfully it don't happen all that often and will be addressed in the next version of RetroPie.
  7. I was literally just joking about this with a family member! I maintain a modern "high-end" gaming PC, but I spend most of my time playing retro games on a Raspberry Pi. Made my own. haha
  8. Very nice! That is soooooooo tempting. It's just hard to pay the current price and shipping when I already have a Mini, and have SO many other emulated systems at the moment. But.... I still want one. I also have a lot of Arduino/Pi based projects going on that I have dropped several hundred dollars on in the past few months, getting parts and upgrading my tools. The internal struggle is very real. haha On a side note, @Scott Robison, while looking at your videos I noticed you had the Star Trek parody skit from the Carol Burnett show on there, I had not seen that in YEARS. Such a great skit! "Are you AC or DC?" "Get your own lamp!" Growing up my mom was a huge Carol Burnett fan, so needless to say, I seen a lot of her stuff on VHS and re-runs. Her invisible husband turning out to be Leonard Nimoy as Spock, the memories. lol
  9. I simply want to say .... That's a beautiful thing! Looking at a newly designed, modern 1980's motherboard, going through the dev process. Keep up the great work!
  10. When you get yours, you will have to let me know what you think! Like I said, I would not mind having one, once they are readily available here at MSRP. I have always had a soft spot for "plug & play" TV game devices, so this is no different. lol
  11. I don't own one since it's not available in the NA market yet, and the "scalped" ones you can buy are vastly overpriced. You can a real Commodore 64 for the price the Maxi's are going for. lol That being said, I do own a C64 Mini, and while I do like it and play with it a lot, for me it's basically just a Commodore 64 "themed emulator". I picked it up on Amazon for under $30, so cheaper than a Raspberry Pi, and emulates almost everything I already do on Windows and my Pi 4. The C64 Maxi falls in the same category for me, just with a working keyboard. While I would not mind having one, that's not going to happen unless it's released here, and significantly cheaper. Since you really are just buying a themed emulator with a keyboard. In all reality, my knowledge of the Maxi mainly stems from David's Dec. 2019 video on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxx2F4ffmeE
  12. I'm only guessing.... But since Rygar was a dead warrior, risen to combat the evil facing his land. Maybe the east facing statues was a religious thing since it's a common practice in different religions when praying, because that's the direction where the Garden of Eden was said to have been planted. So I figured the devs used that direction becasue of that real world significance and would be recognized, perhaps as a symbol of hope or prosperity. Like I said though, that's only my own personal guess. I have never read anything about that. Or.... it could have just been nothing at all and just done for the sake of direction or some other trivial thing, such as making a cool "door" between levels.. haha Edit: Oh, and I changed my profile photo to better reflect my favorite console version of Strider. lol
  13. That was a pretty wicked "demo"! We've all seen the other projects over the years where people hooked up several floppy drives up to a computer and had them play different popular tunes. However, I honestly never thought of a 1541, or any other drive like it, in that same way. Nor to have anything running on the drives hardware instead of a computer. I mean, it makes sense now that I have seen that video, those drives were basically computers in and of themselves. Just for someone to take the time to figure it out and actually do it.... really cool!
  14. Oh yeah, while Strider on the NES was the first I ever played, it actually became my least favorite in the series. The later much more accurate arcade port on Genesis was so much better! Still, I like the NES version, it's still a good game in it's own right.
  15. I am almost sure I know this one! If I am correct, you seem to like many of the same games I do! This one is also a favorite of mine, and the NES was my first exposure to it. Company starting with a "T"? Character starting and ending with the same letter? Trying not to give it away. lol
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