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PhilExile

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  1. Ha, hilarious! Thanks, Fu! (Btw, check your PM)
  2. That's very, very old at this point. Madmab has done a LOT of updates to the cores that improves playability of a number of games. I used to hate PCSXbox, but its great now. You should check it out.
  3. thanks, Fu! Btw, did you get my PM? Hope you're well!
  4. Well, go for it then. The DVDO iScan HD+/SLG3000 is a very good combo! Enjoy!
  5. The DVDO iScan HD+ has digital inputs - coaxial and optical. The Xbox is capable of outputing both of these formats. It sounds like you're paying too much then. I just looked up the iScan HD+ on eBay and it typically sells for between $100 and $125. I think the SLG3000 is about $60. With shipping you shouldn't be too much above $200. How so? It has YUV, RGB, composite, and s-video. The only input missing is VGA and you can get a transcoder for that if needed - though the only thing I can imagine you'd need it for would be Dreamcast. Not that I know of? What are you talking about? The Mini has applied scanlines to all the retro machines I've thrown at it. You could also get a YUV to VGA transcoder. I actually have a good one from Startech that you could use with the SLG3000. See below: http://www.startech....rter~VGA2TV2WAY If you want it, I'd sell it to you for $50. I no longer need it and its just collecting dust. Tsk, tsk. For the Saturn, you should be using SCART cables! For the N64, you can do a RGB (SCART) mod which will improve picture quality immensely. See links below: SATURN: http://www.retro-acc...del-Saturn.html N64: http://www.gamesx.co...badd/rgbn64.htm The N64 is a bit harder and, alternatively, you can also install an amp for better picture quality. Ask around at the System 11 Shmups forum.
  6. How did you get audio from the iScan HD+ if it was plugged into the SLG3000 via VGA? You don't even need to plug the audion into the iScan HD+ if you don't want to. I'm not sure what your setup is like, but it should look something like this: XBOX > YUV (Component) Output, 480p ---> DVDO iScan HD+ > VGA Output ---> SLG3000 > VGA Output ---> TV XBOX > R/L Audio or Optical Audio ---> TV Also, did you find that this scaler introduced much lag? No, I never noticed lag. It wasn't perfectly sharp picture-wise, but with the SLG3000 it looked quite good. Also, it was very close to a real CRT 'look' so if you want authenticity, this is a great setup. Its also not very expensive compared to other options like the XRGB Mini, which would set you back around $400. In case you don't know about, here is Fudoh's site which goes into all of this: http://retrogaming.hazard-city.de/ Good luck!
  7. Looks cool - thanks for the heads up, Fu!
  8. I haven't had a chance to try CoinOps 4 yet, but I assume the author will eventually release an unlocked version, as he did with CoinOps 3. Why not wait until then? I can't see the point of the space issue seeing as this is still a 23gb - obviously there is enough space on the HDD for the other roms. If you don't want to see the console roms, why not hide them with the filter feature?
  9. Just to give you some background on my experience. Usually, my Xbox systems have shut down overnight when I'm upload a lot of files to it. What I think has happned is the FTP locked up and then the Xbox shuts off. Recently, I was using Avalaunch to copy files between two systems. These were both Trusty upgrades - but with one difference. The one has a new cooling solution that keeps the GPU (and motherboard I assume) cooler because it has these fans blowing air in from the right side: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CMXAF1-Memory-Airflow-Fan/dp/B000K1OW5I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332704337&sr=8-1 Fan Upgrade: 133CPU/94GPU under load Old Fan Setup: 127 CPU/111GPU under load The other didn't have this upgrade (yet) and it was off when I woke up in the morning. The fan upgraded one was still going strong. This has happened with standard Xbox systems as well and I think it may have to do with a GPU cooling tweak I performed. The Xbox systems I've owned have been 1.0, with the loud GPU fan. I preformed this upgrade on each: http://dwl.xbox-scene.com/~xbox/xbox-scene/tutorials/Turning_the_v1.0_xbox_silent.pdf Maybe it has something to do with it? Who knows. If you can figure this out for certain, it'd be good to know. Hope this helps!
  10. Lantus, good to hear from you. Just wanted to say I was always impressed with your work on the Xbox 1! If you want, I have a few spare Xbox systems (people give me them a lot) and I'd be glad to load the XDK bios on one and send it out to you. If you're interested, PM me. The NEOCD/SDLx emulator has the best scanline emulation!
  11. Thanks, IQ - you rock! Nice to see we may get a 1.9 update that fixes Asura Blade/Buster too!
  12. Mine does this too! Is this really a sign of a bad PSU?
  13. Even for upgraded (128 RAM) xboxes? The multislot stuff wouldn't work on the xbox1. Waaay to much ram usage.
  14. I don't really follow the 360 scene. What does this mean? Is it going to be as open as the original Xbox now? I was always disappointed in the hacks for this system because they were limited by what model you had.
  15. Ha, well, I have one in my spare room. Its a P4 that I use for storage and Xbox basically. Going strong since 2003!
  16. Hey T, I'd be glad to ask Madmab for you and I'm all about helping out. I may even follow your example and load up the development software on my XP machine. Thanks again for all of your contributions. Best, Phil
  17. You should talk to Madmab, I'm sure he'd be willing to help you out.
  18. Wow, this is great, Fu! I was actually just thinking about checking out the X68k again!
  19. Thank you for explaining - makes perfect sense. Ha, yes, I agree - but I also like to help people out if possible. I'll maintain a list here of any games that fail to load or have performance issues, along with notes as to what the error was. Yes, I have both though - standard Xbox and Trusty upgraded (1.4ghz cpu/128 ram). Well, it took them a while to load, but they did. The weird thing is this happened before and I deleted some files and reuploaded them and it seemed to fix it. However in retrospect, it was also late in the evening when I did this and its possible I launched an older version of FBL by mistake. I still have 1.5 on the HDD. Fantastic!!! Right, this was on my Trusty system, I haven't tried to load it on my standard Xbox yet. Do you think it would be possible to optimize the CPS3 core in order to get these games working well on upgraded Xbox systems? Sorry, I was only referring to Asura Blade and Asura Buster. Well, they definitely launch on a Trusty - it just takes some time, usually a minute or more. I think I may give Nextel a heads up to test this out on one of his 128 ram upgrade-only Xbox systems to see if its possible with just the extra RAM. As I go through the romset, I'll keep detailed notes on the CPS3 games so you can reference. It will include general performance, FPS, sound, etc.
  20. Hi T, thanks for getting back to me. You're right, the new deadzone works better for the games. I thought that there may be a way to have the thumstick deadzone not affect the romlist GUI in any negative way. Is that doable? I mention it because it was very confusing for me and I've been using the Xbox for 10 years now. I thought you were keeping the compatibility with each update? I'm going to be going through each game in 1.9 over the next few weeks, so I'd be glad to maintain a list of what isn't working. I'm sure if you asked, people here would be glad to assist in this regard. I'm most concerned about the Asura Blade/Buster games, since those are two of my favorites. I also tried to launch one of the JoJo games last night and it had the same slowdown/sound stutter. I assume these are the same core? Could you please advise on these games? I'd like to get them working since they were fine in previous versions of FBL. Again, thank you for your time! Best, Phil
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