The Smell of Vintage is in the Air.. Again.

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Torx, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    So i recieved a few new additions today.. i opened the first box and was kinda pissed.. like.. "i just got ripped the fuck off." A fucking suitcase? Then a whisp of vintage odor came pouring out like the smell of my grandmas attic.

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    oh yea, its my intellivision.
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    i thought it was a cool gesture to include the suitcase even if it was for protection, it really brought me back to the past.
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    look at this goober, a check for $2.50? lmao
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    classic order/checklist
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    really is a nice little console and that center button is actually a directional pad i thought it was just a twisty wheel.
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    unfortunately i could only get a couple games to work, they either need cleaning or i have to re-seat them several times and press reset to get them to work. didnt realize tron and dungeons and dragons was included.
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    PBA Bowling, its alright, but once you gutter, its constant no matter what i do.
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    neo geo cd, something ive wanted since the 5th grade when i used to lie about having one. Its taken me this long to get one. This is the international JAP version which can play any country code. Theres a modification to enable english in menus and such, but i found its been a mix of english and jap in games and console menus.
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    the controller feels really weird. the buttons feel great but the directional pad makes weird clicks almost like its got lever switches [​IMG]


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    i'll just print out the english pdf manual because this is useless.
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    look at this beauty. its got a very European automotive design to it. I still think to this day the case design is very superior.
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    running svideo is nice it allows for arcade quality graphics
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    final fight, the first cdr of double dragon i burned loaded for a few then the console reset itself.
    i played final fight for about 30 minutes with no problem, its still holding up to this day.. i just cross my fingers i never get any black error screens.
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    the graphics are phenomenal, really arcade quality
    the load times arent as bad as people make it out to be. cute little animations play to keep you entertained. i find loading on the psx far worse than this.
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  2. ivwshane

    ivwshane We are all old school!

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    Sweet! Does the neogeo cd play backups?
  3. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Neo Geo is so fucking sweet. I came so close to buying the old cartridge version, and got a 3DO instead.

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  4. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    yes the neo geo cd plays backups very nicely. the first backup i made of double dragon didnt work.. im guessing the tosec release i got is corrupt or something. but final fight works great. im using tdk cdr's, burned at 16x with nero 6.6 in the iso+wav+cue format. I would like to burn slower but i cant manually choose that.

    you own that one msp? i like the fz1 because of its high quality AV aesthetic design. For its time it was specifically designed to match the audio equipment one would have on shelves. oh yes, 3do and neo are quite a pair.

    the neo geo cd is quite cheaper to buy for its time, and for now. its games are far cheaper as well since theyre cd formatted. But the neo geo AES cartridge system is super expensive, the games are hella fucking expensive and HUGE as hell. The games are book size... lmao
  5. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    I remember how those controllers for the Intellivision rubbed my thumbs raw. I'm talking separating layer of skin on the pad of my thumb, starting right under the thumbnail. I took care of the problem by supergluing a 35mm film canister onto the controller disk. It was a surprisingly good fit. No more thumb damage after that!

    Star Strike was my favorite game, I think. Anyhow, the box art looked familiar.
  6. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    I owned the FZ1 but sold it years ago.
  7. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    the fz1 has more problems with reading cdrs.
    the fz10 reads cdrs like nothing in this world. but i still want an fz1 **IVWSHANE*hint*hint*
  8. MSP

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    What are the FZ1s going for these days anyway? I paid $700 for mine new, sold it a few years later for like $300 or something.
  9. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    $50 .. with a few games without box and paperwork
    $100 . with a game, the box and paperwork in good condition

    you selling it when you did was probably a better idea than now, lol
  10. Coleman

    Coleman fresh off the corner

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    Oh my god. I havn't seen an intellivision since I was like 6. That was the first home gaming system I ever played. My friend down the street had one..

    You are a lucky man.
  11. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    lol, it was always that "motherfucker down the street" with all the badass games RIGHT?!!
    didnt that just piss you off?? you're playing in the dirt with a stick and this bozo has all the latest video games and shit..

    lmao, i had one too and jealousy was all over my face as a kid :p

    i was able to connect it right up to my already attached NEC TG16 rf unit, and it worked!
    no need to pulling out the tv and shit. its real convienent because the system has its power cord coming right out the back ready to plug into the wall.. no detachable cord, no ac adapter, no extra garbage.. why cant all systems be like that these days.. it just leaves for another connector to break off. pfft
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    That intellivision brings back memories. :)
  13. Tacdriver

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    And then this happened.......

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    The small box on the right is the voice synthesizer if I recall.
  14. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    waaahhh!!! thats the business right there!

    whats that a ti-99?
  15. Tacdriver

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    Yep. I started out many different things. Amongst that, I had a TI Pegasus, an Osborne (1st notebook sorta) and my favorite.....the Imsai 8080.
  16. Coleman

    Coleman fresh off the corner

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    Funny you mention this because after the intellivision I had to have all the new systems when they came out. I saved for years in anticipation with all the money I made from various chores around the house and at the neighbors. I was the first to have Genesis, SNES, N64 amongst all my childhood friends. And I bought them all with my own money.

    Damn I was cool.
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  18. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    you "motherfucker down the street"

    what about the atari portfolio tac? :p
    i never got into those oldschool computers like that, but they were fun to look at in the radioshack catalogs
  19. MSP

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    I actually had a scam going during the Genesis/SNES/Turbo Grafix 16 days, which essentially allowed me and my friends to have ALL of the good games and peripherals. Here's how the scam worked:

    1) I would go around to 5-6 stores that sold video games, in particular Sega Master System games, and I would keep a binder detailing what each store was currently charging for the games.
    2) There was always 1-2 stores that would charge a ridiculous amount compared to the others. So we would buy at the stores that had the games cheap and then return them to the stores that charged a fortune.

    So, for example Alex Kid might cost $14.99 at KB Toys but Toys R Us might want $69.99 for it! So we could quickly turn $45 into $210! Sometimes the scheme would be elaborate to get the games we wanted, requiring 2-3 returns going back and forth to the different stores. And of course the challenge was to not tip off the service desk people what we were doing. So we wouldn't hit the same store too much, or would learn their shift patterns so we could hit the same store multiple times in the same day.

    After a while they changed their policy to only allow in store credit without receipt, Toys R Us in the form of "Geoffrey Bucks". I can remember being a 15 year old kid walking around with $500-600 worth of Toys R Us money in my pocket. Keep in mind this was in 1988... :mrgreen:
  20. Coleman

    Coleman fresh off the corner

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    Damn, superpimp MSP up in Toys R' Us with that mad cash.
  21. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    yea, that is quite a scam.
  22. MSP

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    Well, I can't say that we didn't occasionally resort to similar methods, but it's definitely not the same thing. One being an exploit of the system, the other outright thievery.
  23. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    yea i was gonna say.. lmao.
  24. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    So, we have one thief and one con-artist in this thread so far. We need some thug representation now! Anyone beat up folks for their game cartidges? :)
  25. MSP

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    FORMER con-artist. That was 20 years ago. Plus I was a kid and not smart enough to know that such operations were small potatoes. ;)