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by desiv
Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Gradual Mental Traumatization of a Kid's Show Host
Replies: 131
Views: 61540

I never wonder why I listen so much, because I don't stop listening. Huge Al fan! I've been Yanker (Yes, we call ourselves Yankers!! Yes, we know what else it means...) for years and years. Long before he was popular. I used to go see the Dr. Demento shows when he was just one of the performers. I s...
by desiv
Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Moving is a pain
Replies: 17
Views: 6398

We can't complain right now. We are actively moving stuff from one house to another right now, but it's a good thing for us. We pulled our money out of our investment accounts (The investing was my idea! That didn't work out too well. :-( ) and bought a foreclosure on the Oregon Coast. I don't feel ...
by desiv
Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Sanyo Try
Replies: 6
Views: 2544

I was browsing and saw the TRY... And I've also seen it listed as T.R.Y. by some... Maybe initials?? Just seems kind of weird.. (Then again, "Wii" is kind of weird, but the "Wii would like to play ads" have appealed to all the non-gamers I know, a lot of whom now own a Wii.) I will admit after doing...
by desiv
Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Sanyo Try
Replies: 6
Views: 2544

Sanyo Try

OK, something just hit me..
What the heck kind of name is that for a game console? The "Try?"
I don't get it.

Was something lost in translation???

I don't think we would have seen a "Sega Attempt" game system on the market. (No, the Dreamcast doesn't count.)

desiv
by desiv
Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: Games that the Jag would have conquered the earth with.
Replies: 7
Views: 5077

I was talking on a Vectrex board about games that would make good Vectrex games. Someone mentioned something called VIB Ribbon for the Playstation. I'd never heard of it, so I googled it. I almost went out and bought a Playstation just for that. I still will when I can get one cheap. Yes, it's wiref...
by desiv
Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:05 am
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: Games that the Jag would have conquered the earth with.
Replies: 7
Views: 5077

>I suspect gamers of the 90s would have looked at wireframes and said "What? That's it? I thought this was supposed to be 64-bit! This looks like it's from 1980!" As a gamer of the 90's, I can say for sure, NO WAY. I would have said "Finally! Someone has gotten it right!! It's about time! There is a...
by desiv
Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I HATE COMPUTERS
Replies: 10
Views: 5122

>3. What's the point of migrating to a new OS only to use emulating programs to run programs native to another operating system? Because you get to use those programs, AND everything the other OS has. However, I wouldn't rely on WINE for music type apps. There's a lot of movement on it for Office ty...
by desiv
Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I HATE COMPUTERS
Replies: 10
Views: 5122

Complete lack of games? Maybe new games, but there are some great Linux native games. Neverwinter Nights America's Army Prey (That demo is a bit too much for my pc) Almost everything from Introversion! Darwinia, Uplink, Defcon Ii've got all my older RPGs running under WINE. Baldur's Gate, Icewind Da...
by desiv
Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I HATE COMPUTERS
Replies: 10
Views: 5122

My initial thought, without any real information (which is my preferred mode of troubleshooting) would be Power Supply.

However, I don't play a lot of high end games and I don't use Windows (Yes, there is a connection there, I know. )

desiv
by desiv
Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: Did I deserve this -- honestly?
Replies: 22
Views: 12472

I clicked the link and read some of the posts. For the most part, I thought it was pretty good. There were a few (what's the European phrase??) Tossers (??) there, but there was some guidance and suggestions pushing the right direction too.. So, on the whole, I didn't think it was too bad. Then agai...
by desiv
Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:04 am
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: Did I deserve this -- honestly?
Replies: 22
Views: 12472

Funny. the reason I didn't buy a Jag when I had a chance was the controller. Admittedly, I haven't used one, but I looked at it and said "too many buttons, the games must be overly complicated." Of course, I always thought those type of arguments were kind of dumb. Which is better. It's not like it'...
by desiv
Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Resentment towards collectors
Replies: 46
Views: 28988

I will NOT even go to the obvious "widely" reference! I'm so above that type of comment.. :roll: And er.. what was the original topic again? I have no idea how we got here. Oh well, back to research.. I mean work.. desiv p.s. Oh yeah, resentment towards collectors!! It's such an obvious path!
by desiv
Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: It's 1991, you are Trip Hawkins, what do you do?
Replies: 10
Views: 5105

1: For sure, integrated MPEG/VCD. (Even if that was just including the expansion cart). You were aiming at the consumer (not just the gamer), and consumers don't expect to buy a Player, only to realize that they have to buy something else to get it to play some of the things that it was advertised t...
by desiv
Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Resentment towards collectors
Replies: 46
Views: 28988

I have to admit, I've never heard that particular colloquialism either.
And google search gave me some very interesting reading ..er.. I mean results (of course I didn't read them...), but not that helped with the localization of that phrase..

desiv
by desiv
Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - 3DO Homebrew Pack #1
Replies: 11
Views: 8324

This has me thinking about the key. I haven't found much information about it, other than that "it's RSA". I realize that back in the day, RSA keys were impenetrable and would take thousands of years with a bank of supercomputers crunching to brute force them. But it's been awhile since then. It see...
by desiv
Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Syndicate control question..
Replies: 2
Views: 1553

Syndicate control question..

I read some good reviews of this game, so I played it for about an hour last night. Looks like it could be fun, but the control seems a bit touchy for me. I haven't seen anyone else mention control issues online, so I'm wondering if it's just my controller (or my bad reflexes : ). When trying to get...
by desiv
Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: How many games use the Light Gun?
Replies: 11
Views: 4520

So, probably impossible (well) to get one of these
http://asia.cnet.com/crave/2006/02/10/l ... light-gun/
to work with a 3DO?
:? :( :wink:
desiv
by desiv
Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: How many games use the Light Gun?
Replies: 11
Views: 4520

Got this from Wikipedia for the most likely method the 3DO uses: ---- When the player pulls the trigger, the computer (often assisted by the display circuitry) times how long it takes the electron beam to excite the phosphor at the location at which the gun is pointed. The light gun sends a signal a...
by desiv
Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: How many games use the Light Gun?
Replies: 11
Views: 4520

That's a good question!!! My gut feeling is, probably not, since it was designed for CRTs, but admittedly, I haven't tested it. It would be good to get a good complete test. CRT - Yes LCD - DLP - Plasma - LCD Projector - (Front vs Rear?) CRT Projector - (Front vs Rear?) DLP Projector - (Front vs Rea...
by desiv
Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: How many games use the Light Gun?
Replies: 11
Views: 4520

Not sure if this is inclusive, but it IS Wikipedia...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_li ... ultiplayer

desiv
by desiv
Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: What happened to the JagCF
Replies: 6
Views: 4392

http://www.jagcf.org/item.php?iden=jagcf

in short:
What is JagCF ?

JagCF is a card which let you connect Compact Flash cards to your Atari Jagaur console. Its aim is to provide developers and gamers new sensations and possibilities for the future of gaming on Jaguar.

Sounds nice...
by desiv
Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I'm NOT DRUNK
Replies: 32
Views: 11355

> So for example have a cereal breakfast (hold the sugar!)

No problem for me there...
I mean, who would put sugar on CoCo Crispies!!!

:lol:
by desiv
Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Primal rage - it was crap wasn't it?
Replies: 64
Views: 24466

C'mon 3DOKid, tell us how you really feel? Don't hold back!! ;-) I just never got into hardcore fighters. I guess that's why my arcade machine has all the PacMans and Donkey Kongs and 194xs, but no fighters. (Well, the fact that it's a vertical mounted monitor might feature in there, but even if it ...
by desiv
Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Price for an old system
Replies: 12
Views: 4652

Got mine off of ebay for $65, but that was many years ago. (It took me 3 months after I paid before I actually got it too, and I was sure I'd been ripped off, but it eventually showed up..) Not only is there Minesweeper built in, but there's a great homebrew community with lots of great new games. I...
by desiv
Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Cenus.
Replies: 30
Views: 11416

Wisconsin, huh? So, is there a cheese/3D0 connection? (Passing on the obvious FMV cheesy acting joke here..) Is Australia known for cheese as well? I haven't really heard the connection, and I don't think vegemite counts... Personally, I prefer a good Oregon Chedder on crackers while playing my 3DO....
by desiv
Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Primal rage - it was crap wasn't it?
Replies: 64
Views: 24466

Ok, just read this thread (thanx for the bump) and your review. Makes me want to get PR for my 3DO. "Back in the day," when PR Arcade came out, I remember playing it and having fun. Of course, I was NOT a fighting game fan. I fully admit it was mostly because I svcked at them. Mortal Combats and Str...
by desiv
Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Cenus.
Replies: 30
Views: 11416

41-50
(Closer to the 41 than the 50, but once you're past the big 4-0, it's all downhill. Then again, isn't downhill always the most fun part of the ride? :-) )

Oregon, USA
by desiv
Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 824
Views: 313777

Been browsing the old posts. Lots of great information! The gun seems to work great. I tried it with Corpse Killer and Demolition Man. Kind of feel dirty after playing with all the death and bad acting, but that's just Stallone. :-) I have to decide how much I plan on using the gun tho. Right now, i...
by desiv
Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 824
Views: 313777

desiv - introduction..

Afternoon (here). Just introducing myself. I've had my 3DO for several years, getting back into it a bit and found your website. Also, I just picked up an American LaserGames GameGun at a thrift store yesterday. I haven't even had a chance to try it yet. I (assume) have to unhook my 3DO from the LCD...