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  1. new666uk


    Licencing like Marketing is one of the great evils of the modern era. So much effort spent controlling their little product and simultaneously trying to sell the licence as much as possible. If you cannot (or will not) continue to use the IP licence a fair usage non commercial policy should apply after a period of time. Related, as more games are now media-less or require downloaded elements does anyone wonder about the future of our hobby? Spin on 20 years and how will you get games for your old Ps4 or XB1?
  2. You absolute b'stard lucky person you!
  3. new666uk


    So true. Every now and again there is a big push against piracy that closes or makes them run for the hills. Eventually the market rebalances as there is always a demand. Just like anything 'controlled' there will be a market for fake, counterfeit, imitation. I guess ROMS fall into the imitation category as you get the experience but nothing physical.
  4. new666uk

    Far Cry 5

    Didn't know it could be turned off. I don't normally scan the area to tag people, just sit on a ridge, have a look then walk up and start the executions. Even the heavies seem simple to beat. The AI is worse than past versions, they don't seem to attack in as challenging a way. Shame as it's such a detailed and beautiful game.
  5. new666uk


    Sorry to hear about Emu's woes. Didn't realise you were a member on here too! Like many I share the same view - for example I wouldn't pay £30+ for SNES and MD games that in their day were a bit 'meh'. What about playing manky old Speccy tapes that've pretty much work out? How do you replace those? Are they just consigned to history? There are so many game publishers from back in't day who're just no longer around so the IP legal position can become incredibly complicated with acquirer after acquirer (often not even knowing what IP is in the bundle). I've no shame in emulating roms on genuine hardware for things that are several generations old. Unless the owners of the IP actively use it to produce content we want then they are part of the problem by just sitting on a pile of great IP's and litigating anyone how tries to use them.
  6. new666uk

    Far Cry 5

    Late to the party as usual but just started Farcry 5 on PC. Is it just me or is this game far easier than previous iterations? I've got difficulty set to hard but attacking Cult outposts is still a doddle and mostly can complete them with takedowns and pistol on the first attempt. Farcry 1 and 4 were notably tougher. Similarly taking out the supply trucks or hostage vans can be done in a handful of pistol shots. Fired the one and only hired gun after realising the difficulty is so low. So far I've spent 5 or 6 hours I, mainly wandering and picking up the missions as I find them. It's a great open world game and no mistake. Just wish there was more challenge other than grinding.
  7. new666uk

    Video capture of retro consoles

    Remember the old screenshots in magazines of the day. Often just taken on a regular camera in the office whilst someone way playing. Ah, nostalgia and low resolution going hand in hand.
  8. you can buy isopropynol (ipa) online easy enough. Useful stuff to keep around the house as it cleans loads of stuff pretty well.
  9. Seen that played a couple of times and it looks more complicated than it probably is. I do hear good things about it though but don't think anyone I know would have the patience to learn it.
  10. Thanks Alex I registered a good while ago, probably a couple of months but it's been so long I can't remember. I tried to IM the admin RandQalan but even that action is blocked. All I wanted to know was when I could expect to become a member - weeks, months, years? Looked like there was/is some good content there and I wanted to get involved with it. Fully get he has a life outside the site but even a little guidance to set expectation would be useful and avoid people chasing (like me!)
  11. Thanks Alex. Already tried that and multiple devices to ensure it's not a local cookie issue. How long have you been a memeber? I joined fairly recently and believe there is only 1 admin left but due to my persona no gratis status I can't even IM them for help. Really bugging me as I had some info to ask for and give based on my recent fmcb installation.
  12. Hi, I'm registered on the above and can login ok but when I try to read or respond to a post I get an error : You do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons: Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system? If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation. There is no response from the admin and I can't seem to figure out if there was a rule about making a first post somewhere etc. Anyone from here also a user there? Give me a pointer please? thanks
  13. new666uk

    Retro gaming magazine scan archives

    Ad in our local (Southport) paper. Someone selling a complete run of Super Nintendo magazines from 92 - 94 for £40 iirc.
  14. new666uk

    Finally setup a PS2 HDD /FHDB

    There are lists of compatible drives online. One thing to note if you have a genuine Sony adaptor is that you'll need to mod it to fit a Western Digital drive as the power and data connectors are slightly further apart. Only takes a few minutes and no special tools.
  15. new666uk

    Finally setup a PS2 HDD /FHDB

    I started out similar but it's cleaner looking to not have the card stuck in the front. Forgot to mention but I also use a USB powered PS2 to HDMI convertor to get it nicely on my new TV which is only HDMI input.

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