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Sup /vr/, post your retro battlestations. I need inspiration for getting my "study" set up in my apartment. If you have a small space, I'm especially interested.

I plan on doing a retropie setup along with a dreamcast.

>pic obviously not of mine, just need something to get the thread started.

>what desk/entertainment center do you have?

>What chair do have?

>How are you storing your controllers?
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> that TV
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>>2917643
Anon, here's my smallish office. The panoramic shot makes it looks smaller than it actually is.
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>>2917651
It's funny how all these hipster setups have really trash TVs most the time.
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My new setup.
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>>2917651
Yeah, the shelf is cool for display purposes, but the tv is too fucking high. Not sure that I would use a flat screen for /vr/ stuff.
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>>2917660
And here's my retro setup for my office. I've posted this here before. I've got a duplicate setup in my bedroom, connected to a 27" Trinitron.
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>>2917660
Thanks. Looks cozy. I like the Xenomorphs on your tv.
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>>2917670
Haha, thanks. They're NECA. I was lucky in that they didn't fall apart out of the box.
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>>2917669
Not too bad. Shelf looks alright for super small spaces.
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>>2917674
NECA really that bad? Or is their stuff just really fragile?
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>>2917643
This is the desk I ordered. I did a lot of fucking research and kept putting it off over the course of six months, but I decided to just buy it. Looks alright.
I'm a college student, so I needed space on top, drawers, and that little shelf is not too bad either.
Not too bad for homework/retro stuff.
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>>2917678
They have poor QC. I've heard stories of people snapping off limbs right out of the boxes. I've got a couple of recent figures where I can't bend limbs properly as if they're glued at the joints.
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>>2917643
Chair came in the mail already.
It's somewhat comfy.
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>>2917676
It's pretty handy, especially since its on wheels. I've had that since the '90s. It got a little wobbly so I had to reinforce it with extra nails.
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>>2917689
Shit. Guess you got lucky. My uncle has a bunch of them, but I haven't had the chance to check 'em out yet.
The Predator ones look okay though. Pretty solid reviews from what I've seen.
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>>2917695
They're definitely fun to collect!
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>>2917697
Bishop one is pretty cool.
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>>2917705
I couldn't find any at my local shop that didn't have excess guyliner or wasn't walleyed!
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Setup is currently in shambles, to be spruced up whenever. Posting shitty, barely lit photos because those are the best way to show this fucking mess.
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>>2917663
> Vectrex
My welfare recipient of African extraction!
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>>2917713
So you have a Famicom a TV that looks like is going to smash through your stand and what seems to be a gas station pump (or a lightgun arcade cabinet, whatever).
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>>2917719
Hahaha, yeah, the Ikegami used to be on a bigger stand when it was my primary game console monitor. I like how the Famicom and MSX2 display on it, so I decided to keep it even after shifting most consoles to the XP29. The small stand is pretty sturdy and kinda-sorta fits between my other crap (I'd prefer to keep all of my gaming stuff together, but after getting everything organized it might get moved to another room).
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>>2917717
Arcade PCB storage (in another room).
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My setup. Old pic, but not much has changed.
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>>2917861
Yes, I have 2 genesis hooked up. I don't like fiddling with the cables when switching 32x.
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>>2917869
Need better chairs. These were great at first, but now they kinda suck. Thinking of a couch.
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>>2917870
Last pic showing the corner nook and the controller stand.
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>>2917872
>4 grey n64 controllers.

why
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>>2917861
Nice and organized.
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>>2917713
>>2917716
>>2917717
CAMERA FLASH
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>>2917872
How'd ya build those controller stands? Or did you buy them?
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>>2917643
Oh come on, you have such a nice setup and collection but choose to ruin it with an LCD tv?
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It's humble, but effective. Games not pictured.
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>>2918019
Fourth sentence, first greentext.
Read it.
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>>2917705
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>>2917861
>>2917870
Very neat and clean. Is that a sony tv btw?
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>>2918048
nvm just saw
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Yeah, I know, shit TV
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>>2918056
>>2918058

How do you walk when it's always sideways in your part of the world? Does gravity not work the same?
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Haha yeah, don't know what happened, they displayed correctly on my phone right before I posted them...
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>>2917663
I'm not into collecting/displaying at all, but I would buy the absolute shit out of a Vectrex!! even if only for display. They're just so fucking cool
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>>2918061
>>2918087
4chin strips orientation exif data so stop bitching at sideways pics and don't apologize to assholes, respectively .
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>>2918056
>>2918058
god my neck hurts
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>>2918058
>that blue NES

Did you paint it?
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>>2917643
>what I assume is a custom built storage unit
>fucking illumination on systems
>TV high up above normal viewing level
>fucking LCD
I know it's not your pic, but goddamn this is one of my least favorite set ups. Entirely form over function, someone cares about how his retro game setup looks more than he actually cares about playing them.
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>>2917643
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>>2918148
>stop bitching at sideways pics
No.
If you can't learn to do real image rotation, you don't belong here.
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Reposting the only picture I have of my recent set-up. Still working on cleaning/restoring and modifying my old systems for RGB, so there's not much there right now. Once I had a good CRT to hook them up to, turns out that pretty much all of my systems are the worst motherboard revisions in some capacity.
>SNES is a launch unit with shit RGB quality. Also yellow like a motherfucker.
>N64 is a later unit and is incompatible with the easiest RGB mod
>Genesis is early model 2 with abysmal sound output
Threw in a picture of the chair I use, which is really good for a low-profile battlestation.

>>2917681
Looks nice, lots of utility. Where did you find it? I might pick one up when I move and have the space for it.
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I have a decent set up going for all my HD consoles but my CRT is just on the floor elsewhere . My biggest obstacle seems to be finding something that is both strong and large enough to fit my 27". I've been told to use a bookcase but any of them that are big enough for the tv are either too tall or don't have the proper shelving
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>>2918240
>My biggest obstacle seems to be finding something that is both strong and large enough to fit my 27"
I often look for "corner TV stands" when buying for CRTs. They end up being deeper and stronger than the flimsy, shallow crap that most companies churn out for LCDs.

I would also check a flea market or thrift shop. Sometimes they get some solid stuff.
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>>2917661
>>2917651

>muh medical CRT

>crt

good luck frying ur eyes retards

its not for input lag purposes, as in scope controllers or some extra hard timed-jump platformer, no reason whatsoever to play on CRT instead of a simple nX scaled same-ratio image, using s-video or rbg output instead of composite is much more interesting or meaningful than playing on useless tube technology for nostalgia purposes
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>>2918240
you can hire any backalley metal worksohp to put togheter a simple 4 feet table support, and throw a slab of plywood on top of it, apply oil, DONE,

much better tha rellying on OSB or worse simply cardboard furniture at plywood prices just becaus it comes with shinny wood themed adhesive covering it

spacially for having a 20-40 Kg tv crt on top it it, with consoles underneath it
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>>2918203
your PVM looks like a microwave.
I like it.
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>>2918258
>flat TV fag looking for excuses because his girlfriend doesn't let him use a CRT
you miss them just like we did, admit!
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>>2918258
Fuck you, I will keep using mine till death!!
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>>2918276
thanks, its the most fun microwave ever!
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>>2918258
>CRTs fry your eyes
Someone certainly IS a retard here.
>(if) not for input lag purposes, as in scope controllers or some extra hard timed-jump platformer, no reason whatsoever to play on CRT
Ok. A lot of people here play those games and use CRTs for just that. So yeah.

The thing is, I will straight up admit that about 50% of why I play my retro games on a CRT is nostalgia. The rest of the reasons (no upscaling, no lag) are just the icing on the cake. Or maybe it's the other way around. The thing is, anyone who appreciates aesthetics and authenticity will enjoy playing on a CRT, and those same people will also automatically get the inherent benefits of a CRT that even you yourself admitted.

The other reason I play is that I like having a dedicated retro game station to keep my main entertainment center/flatscreen from being super cluttered. I like having a cozy setup with a beanbag chair that I can just plop down in and play some good vidya for a bit.
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>>2917681
I've got one of those desks. Careful what you put on it, the finish isn't great and it gets damaged easily.
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>>2918287
that look like television from 1968
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>>2918258
So basically... your mom/gf/wife/buttbuddy doesn't let you keep a CRT around the house so you need to make excuses?
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>>2917861
Love that controller rack, can we get some info on that? I hate having buckets of tangled up controller cables...
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>>2918258
You tell them!

My wife's son and I love playing on our 3D4KHDTV with our new Retron
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>>2918048
Yes, the KDL-50W800B. It has 22ms lag according to the Leo Bodnar test, which puts it at a +16ms lag over a CRT (~1 frame). Seems to work pretty well.

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>>2917980
I custom built the racks. It's mostly a wood setup spaced far enough apart for each controller's needs, with hand-bent wire holders sprayed with Plastic Dip. The cubbies were screwed in at a down-and-back slight angle to keep the cords in, and the base is weighted.

>>2917884
Because they still work, so I haven't had a reason to buy any more. 3 of those 4 were my original controllers when the N64 came out.
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>>2918489
>I custom built the racks. It's mostly a wood setup spaced far enough apart for each controller's needs, with hand-bent wire holders sprayed with Plastic Dip. The cubbies were screwed in at a down-and-back slight angle to keep the cords in, and the base is weighted.
Did you have any plans/blueprints or the likes?
Would you mind sharing them?
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>>2917861
a CAT! 10/10
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>>2918493
The blueprints were crude and I've thrown them out, but I did write down instructions on how to build them in another thread here in the past. If I can find it from archive and/or from my text doc somewhere on my fileserver, I'll paste here.
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>>2917663
Neat console stand. What is that?
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>>2918540
Best I could find so far is a pic I took when the plastic dip was drying. See here. I straightened out the bends a little following that, but was pretty much done.
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>>2918563
That's quite descriptive, actually, anon! I can actually see a bit how it's made. Many thanks!
I needed proper ways to store my controllers and I still have some wood laying around.

One question remains, though, how'd you do the metal? I mean, did you drill holes in the wood, or did you glue them on?
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>>2918576
The wires were galvanized steel, 14 or 16 gauge (can't remember which).

To bend and shape them, I used a very high gauge wire (22 I think) to create a template form-factored to an actual controller. Then, using that, I screwed bolts into some throw-away wood at all of the pivot points, so I could slide in and bend-around to the shape on the stronger wire. It's sorta hard to describe without a picture, but I hope it's conveyed right.

To mount them, I drilled a hole about an inch in, and put some wood glue on the tip of the wires and stuck them in. Then, I put gorillia clear glue on the outside for extra hold. No wiggling at all yet.
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>>2918582
Correction, was about 2 inches in that I drilled the holes.
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>>2918582
>The wires were galvanized steel, 14 or 16 gauge (can't remember which).
>To bend and shape them, I used a very high gauge wire (22 I think) to create a template form-factored to an actual controller. Then, using that, I screwed bolts into some throw-away wood at all of the pivot points, so I could slide in and bend-around to the shape on the stronger wire. It's sorta hard to describe without a picture, but I hope it's conveyed right.

I think I get it
>Og drill tiny hole
>Og put glue
>Og put in metal
>Og bend metal with bear hands
>Og bend metal to correct controller shape

I think I understand the concept of the pivot points but I think this'll work fine too.

Thanks again!
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i posted this in the last thread but sure

waiting for my saturn to arrive from nippon
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>>2918627
One correction to your line there (I think), and a missing step-- I had the wire parts completely shaped before drilling any holes in the main unit or gluing anything down. So my steps were:

For each controller wire holder
> Use weak metal wire to outline the shape desired (make template)
->Grab junk board and some bolts and drill bolts into board at all the 'bend points' of the template
> Bend a proper gauge wire on the template board into the shape needed
> Drill holes in the stands for the controller wire

After all were done, I stuck all of the controller wires into another temp board and sprayed it down with plastic dip 3x. After that dried, I removed them one by one and...

- Put glue on two ends of controller wire holder
- Inserted it
- Put clear glue on the outside
- Waited to dry, and did finishing touches.
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>>2918258
Guy you are quoting. I wasn't talking about CRTs,. Most of them are trash in these threads also.
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>>2918198
Most collectors today.
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>>2917861
Nice setup. Clean, orderly, themed for video games. Kudos on the framed LttP world map on the wall, too.
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>>2918198
Especially true when it looks like a displace case, with just bare consoles with no controllers, power cords, or AV cords hooked up.
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>>2917967
Yeah, I should've turned that on on my phone. Oh well.
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SNES setup was by the bed, maximum comfiness.
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>>2918937
This was the 8/16 bits computers, Laserdiscs and not-retro setup. I also moved systems here if I had multiplayer antics.
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>>2918939
And this was the main battlestation. Behind the CPC screen is hidden a Vectrex.
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>>2917663
That looks almost as inconvenient of a vectrex setup as mine is.
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>>2918056
On mobile your sideways setup looks right-side up, as in your bookshelf looks like a desk and even that abstract picture looks like it's correctly placed and oriented. Only when I saw that you had a vertical TV did I realize something was odd.
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>>2918939
Are those records or Laserdiscs?
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>>2917869
>Yes, I have 2 genesis hooked up. I don't like fiddling with the cables when switching 32x.

What do you mean? Does having the 32X installed prevent you from playing Genesis or Sega CD games?
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>>2919303
>>2919312
>OH NO
>THEY'VE GOT CONSOLES WHICH AREN'T RETRO
>REPORT REPORT REPORT

Announcing reports is a bannable offence.
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>>2919312
There's a weird movement going on in this forum to push non-retro games. Have you noticed that, lately?
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>>2918956
All of them are LD.
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>>2919318
Not that guy but, technically, no. You can just put your Genesis carts in the 32X and it'll play just fine. So, I don't get it either.
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>>2919439
Maybe it's to prevent wear on the 32X slot ?
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>>2919312
WOT MATE? NOT RETRO?? You girly asshole thinks I would remove the non retro games from the picture only to fit your post requirements, there is for sure RETRO stuff in my picture. I'm gonna report u for reporting me faggot
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>>2919362
Aside from this one asshole who occasionally spams Undertale posts, no not really.
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>>2918309
Thanks, I'll be extra careful.
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>>2917780
Nice. Wish I had room for some cabinets.
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>>2917861
Great setup. Really like what you did with the controllers. Also, nice pussy.
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>>2918023
Thanks m80
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>>2917872
Man. Really great controller setup.
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>>2918198
I think that the whole point was for it to just be a display case.
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>>2918203
I like it. Looks like you made use of a small space.
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>>2918653
Not bad. Looks kind of cozy.
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>>2919303
Emulation general seems to be on /vr/ pretty regularly, so posting a photo of a raspberry pie clearly emulating a retro game is fine you fucking faggot.
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>>2918556
Found it in the garbage of a pharmacy chain. It has wheels on it (as well as the tv stand) which makes getting in behind to connect things a lot easier.
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>>2917643
OP from yesterday here.
I'm making progress on my setup. Got the desk and chair built. Just need to find a decent CRT and get some new Dreamcast controllers
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>>2919541
Along with other stuff. Will probably frame some posters in here.
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>>2918941
dat laptop.

Does that have windows 95 on it? Are you using it for gaming ?
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>>2918218
Ordered it from amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FHXI49E?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

Got here pretty fast. Had to help the FedEx guy carry the shit up three flights of stairs because his lifting partner couldn't do it.
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>>2919293
What controller are you using?
I have a usb adapter for ps1/ps2 controllers for my pie setup, but I'd like some other stuff.
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>>2918203

Awww, that's a cute little microwave TV
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>>2919574
it looks like a buffalo usb controller
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>>2919293
How're you getting that video output? That's a Pi 2, right?
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>>2919726
Pi2's output composite video from the 4 pole 3.5mm
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>>2918198
Not gonna lie, I think the going notion for battlestation threads is that people care more about displaying their stuff than playing it.

Then again I'm a habitual clutterbutter so I'm obviously not bsg material.
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>>2919318
>>2919439
It doesn't prevent it. But, I'd have to take out the 32x to fit Sonic 3 w/ S&K

>>2919445
Partially, but really it's because of vertical clearance. S&K + Sonic 3 wouldn't fit on top of the 32x, and I play that snap-in often.
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>>2919526
PS2. NOT RETRO NEVER WILL BE REEEEEE
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>>2919481
This board is for 1999 and before. You posted several pieces of hardware from well after 1999. Not retro. Therefore reported.
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>>2919360
Posting post 1999 consoles is a bannable offense.

In reality I didn't report shit. I'm false flagging because I fucking hate the not retro autists fucking up this board.
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>>2918058
Are those repro n64 boxes or are europoor boxes just shit black like that?
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>>2918020
nice everdrive and comfy setup
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>>2919934
Why are nintendo fans so afraid of the PS2? does it bring up bad memories from your childhood when you were the only kid in school without one?
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>>2918203
Nice cosy setup, man. Ignore the shitter
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>>2919574
iBuffalo snes

>>2919726
https://github.com/recalbox/recalbox-os/wiki/Connect-your-recalbox-to-a-CRT-with-composite-%28EN%29
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>>2917872
How did you get your dreamcast controller set up like that? Is that customed or what?
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>>2917643
anyone here have a commodore or amiga?
+BONUS for running a demoscene :)
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>>2920201
Original boxes. They were this ugly
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>>2918556
>>2919536
From the looks of it, that's a file cabinet/medical cabinet, probably.

t. Hospital IT-man.
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>>2919520
play, not display i guess.

i really need a tv stand though.
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>>2920419
pfft composite ..
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>>2920436
The stand was custom made, but the controller is unmodified. I just put them in backwards since the cables come out the bottom.
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Does anyone else feel like there's that fine line where you move from just displaying your interests to building altars out of them to seek fulfillment into what seems to be a very empty life otherwise?
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The crt is gone now, the n64 is back though.
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>>2920947
and the outpost in the kitchen, the n64 is back in the homebase though.
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>>2920951
That looks really cozy.
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>>2920913
Yes. That's how I feel about collections in general, too, unless you limit it to items you really like.
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>>2920913
yes i think there are many of these fine lines but you are correct. I admit that i got into retro collecting / playing on hardware out of sheer boredom. But i don't regret ... if i want to be social again i can invite my friends to play some good ol' retro games. And if i want to get in a relationship again, i hope to find a match that tolerates or even appreciates all that gaming culture / tech goodness. I'm a tech guy and always was, my last GF was really glad about that.
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>>2920913
Some people just like to collect things because they think it's fun. I like to think of myself as a curator of my interests.

>>2920963
If someone doesn't want a relationship with you because of what you choose to decorate your space with, they're more interested in an idea than a real connection.
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>>2920986
>your space
nah, if you move in together there often is no "your personal space" anymore. And women often have a more sharpened / defined / restrictive sense of decoration where something like a BVM really doesn't fit in. It's kinda ordinary. That's why you need a GF that's either very tolerant or just as nerdy as you are.
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>>2921002
you say that like there is a person on /vr/ that doesn't.
if that person is you, gtfo.
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>>2921015
that doesn't what?
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>need a GF that's either very tolerant or just as nerdy as you are.
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>>2920951
Do you live in Hawaii? I expect Hawaiian homes to look like this.
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>>2921062
myself included, obviously.
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>>2921062
I met a girl with the biggest video games collection I've seen in real life, she had over 3000 games, mostly nintendo.

She is a tomboy with short hair and gave herself a unisex name, only hung out with boys and acted like a boy most of the time. She only liked men and didn't think she was trans.

Expect girls into vidya to be more masculine than you'd like unless they're East Asian.
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>>2921070
No dude, I live in northern Europe.
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>>2918950
that's a very crosleyesque turntable man.
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>>2920913
is that not why /vr/ even exists?
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>>2921062
That's not true. This is no different from previous generations of men with hobbies. My dad, for instance, has metric fucktons of lionel trains along with a massive layout in the basement. And don't get me started on all the AV equipment he's had since the 70s.

It's really not weird or uncommon to dedicate time/space toward a hobby.
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>>2921078
>she didn't think she was trans
>2016
>having to clarify that someone isn't planning on permanently altering their body through drugs and surgery because they enjoy hobbies that are stereotypically associated with the opposite gender
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>>2921250
it is. I'm not talking about parents with a big house, basement, garages etc. where space is plenty. I'm talking about a young couple with a small 2-3 room rented apartment where retrodude wants to sacrifice a whole room for his fetish
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>>2921595
That's not the same issue though. And it's still not specific to video games. The space issue would be just the same if I wanted to have lionel train setups in an apartment, or if I wanted to set up my home gym in an apartment, or if I wanted to have enough clothes to fill a massive walk in closet, etc.
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>>2921603
yes, all of these options can cause a massive argument.
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>>2921661
That's what I'm saying. It's nothing specific to liking old video games.
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>>2921729
correct, but there are always some boundaries that may be exceeded. A model train world is something i would call very beautiful and would expect others to like it, too. A BVM/PVM looks like an ugly fridge - or, as recently discovered, like a microwave. Personally, i still really like this, but...
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>>2921780
That comes down to personal opinions. Moreover, neither is really going to be looked at more favorably by your gf/wife than the other. The point being that a (I guess I should put in a disclaimer saying *decent*) woman is most likely going to be okay with your hobby, regardless of whether its having mountains of AV equipment, lionel trains, video games, guns, or whatever else. Every man has his interests and every woman "puts up" with them. This is normal.
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>>2917643
I've made a few updates to mine here.
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>>2920947
>>2920951

Comfy as fuck
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>>2920346
thanks anon
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>>2921826
I'm fucking jelly. Could use a BVM of some kind for that RGB hotness but altogether 9.5/10
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>CRT
Don't care if they (allegedly) display games better, the high pitched whine from the tube is enough reason for me not to miss them.
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>>2922187
Use a high resolution PC monitor CRT and emulator or line-doubler. Some of those support >100kHz hsync, which even your dog won't be able to hear.
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>>2922193
>Use a high resolution PC monitor CRT and emulator or line-doubler
Doesn't help, I pick up on the whine on all tube displays regardless.

My laptop displays emulated games just fine though.
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>>2918404
>My wife's son and I
KEK
KEKKEKCKKEKCUYCKKEKKEKKEKKEKKEKKEK!
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>>2922453
Really why is there a word filter on /vr/?
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>>2922196
You definitely can't hear 100kHz. You can't even hear 31kHz (but dogs can). If there's whine you're hearing, it's not from the CRT itself. But low quality power supplies might have audio frequency whine (this sometimes happens with LCDs).
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>>2922454
why are you a shitposter
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>>2922453
>>2922454
Because you're a fucking clown, that's why you piece of shit.
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>>2918950
>>2917663
Vectrex brothers unite!

I once heard a tale that if five of us all place our vectrex pictures in a thread, Jesus himself will raise us up to the heavens .
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My current plan for a battlestation is: A 30-42 unit 19-inch rack.

I have now got the proper rack mount kit for my PVM. The will be shelves for game systems and power rails.

Doors on front and back for viewing and cabling purposes. Wheels for easy Movement. Locks on doors to keep prying and away.

Very small footprint.
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>>2922467
I'm a shit poster because that guy got "keked"
Why admit you got "keked?"
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Man it kind of sucks because I made a decision to buy a sectional couch because I was living with my brother at the time and we often had tons of people over.

Now it's just me most of the time and I hate the way it's setup. It's great for lots of people, but shit for just playing a game.

I should re-arrange. I want a nice comfy chair and a big CRT in a wooden box.
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Basically, right now, all my modern systems are run via HDMI into this receiver, which then outputs to my TV via HDMI, and 7.1 via speaker cables and of course coax out to the sub.

All my retro consoles are running via composite into composite video switchers, which then go via composite cables to the receiver, where it spits out an HDMI signal to my TV and the sound out to the two front stereo speakers. Or mono, in the case of the NES.

I'm moving soon, which gives me the excuse to trash this setup and redo as much as I can with S-Video and VGA cables. I'm in the U.S., so no SCART. Is there any benefit to me buying one of those little Composite to HDMI scaler boxes? I assume my Receiver is doing all the work for that already, but I want to be sure. Just hoping someone here might be able to tell me for sure.

>inb4 "just emulate, loser". My original Xbox has a big fat hard drive in there full of thousands of retro games and an armada of emus. Same goes for my Wii. I just like to play stuff on the original hardware. It's comfy, and there's just something nice about it. I dig both methods. We can all get along.

Also, is there anything other than Dreamcast that's worth running in VGA? And whatever it's worth, my PS2 and Xbox are using component cables.
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>>2922787
Sorry, I meant to a actually ask a question. Is there any point in getting one of those little composite to HDMI converter boxes, or is my receiver already doing the work?
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>>2918937
my PVM 20MDU brotha. I got the same model. the switchers in the front are my favorite part. thinking of getting a 2nd one and use this one as a backup.
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>>2918937
dat feet tho
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>>2922787
how is the emulation on the xbox compared to the wiis emulation?
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>>2918203
what pvm is that? its so cute
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>>2923015
The Wii suffers from some awkward slowdown sometimes and is generally a little hitchy. The Xbox is smooth as butter all the time. The only problem with the Xbox is the N64 emulation isn't excellent, but I modded it in 2008 and haven't updated anything since, so...
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>>2923063
It's a BVM-14G5U , really hard to find.
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>>2923015
>>2923136
The Xbox doesn't do 240p, though.
I would use my Xbox over my Wii for emulation if it did.
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>>2922461
All I know is that every CRT I've ever seen cuts into my ears, while my LCD screens are big, space efficient and quiet.

I don't have the cash to justify getting something I don't see the need or benefit from.
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>>2923224
something like this will do
http://www.ebay.com/itm/EXTRON-RGB-580xi-Universal-Remote-Computer-Video-Interface-/291110089380?hash=item43c78372a4:g:7X4AAOxy039TML5S
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>>2923063
Just found one on eBay if you care

http://m.ebay.com/itm/Sony-PVM-14N5U-Color-Video-Production-Monitor-/131701188952?nav=SEARCH
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>>2917643
>HDTV for retro consoles

Here's your reply.
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>>2918218
>early SNES with shit RGB

How do you know that?
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>>2923951
work on your reading comprehension, ass bandit.
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>>2923946
>http://m.ebay.com/itm/Sony-PVM-14N5U-Color-Video-Production-Monitor-/131701188952?nav=SEARCH
Thats a really good price.
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>>2924242
I'm terrified of what shipping would be.
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>>2923983
i think he is referring to this http://retrorgb.com/snesversioncompare.html
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>>2924321
I can't tell much of any difference, so I guess it's nothing I have to worry about. I play everything on composite anyway.
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>>2919491
Yeah, I like having cabs and PCBs. MAME is all well and good, but I do enjoy knowing I'm playing the real deal.
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>>2924325
>composite
that's a bit sad. At least get yourself RGB for the consoles that don't need to be modified, it will do you a great favor.
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>>2917861
Beautiful shrine
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>>2920953

>5.0

Kek'd
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>>2921070
he's from Germany. Lower picture displays beer that is, as far as i know, only sold in Germany.
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I just put them on my desk, since my desk is pretty big.
sorry for flashlight tho

>inb4 shit TV
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>>2925627
Nearer view on my actual consoles
btw still looking for a decent way to a range my games. Some suggestions?
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>>2918404
cuckoodoodledoo
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>>2917643
>>2925627
How can people play comfy retro games on a TV so high up?
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>>2925631
people that wrap their cables around the controllers piss me off
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>>2925827
People that say autistic shit piss me off
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My current setup
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>>2925627
>eurofag
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A little outdated but this is the main shelf I use
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>>2925849
Cool. Nice to see another fan of JP releases.
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>>2925827
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>>2920328
no, it's just not retro homeboy.
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one for recording/multiplayer, one for comf
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>>2925879
Neither was n64 back in 2005
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>>2926194
>Retro gaming means consoles ... launched in 1999 and earlier.
>...the Sega Dreamcast will now be considered "retro", though the remainder of the sixth generation (Xbox, PS2, GameCube) will not.
if you want to complain about that, there's usually a thread for it.
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>>2926208
Times change faghat, arbitrary rules wont change that
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>>2926213
>I want our board to be diluted, busier l, and at greater risk of becoming an overly fast shithole!
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>>2926218
There's nothing to suggest that the board will become faster because of that
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>>2926223
Of course it would.
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my setup is all over the place and not worth photographing
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>>2926223
>>2926346
/vr/ is slow and there amount of shitposting is actually disproportionately high
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>>2926402
Okay.
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>>2926346
>>2926413
Here is a good question: would allowing things currently covered by /v proper lead to people being directed here from /v? If I've learned anything from being on 4chan, more exposure = more people = shittier board.
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>>2925886
dat 16:9 BVM ... how did you get it? How much did you pay??
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>>2926478
video production studio was clearing out their storage room through craigslist. $200 + $30 taxi to get it home. BVM-D24E1WU
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>>2926556
well worth the money ... would buy it myself. Will get one at some time in my life, that i'm sure.
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>>2925849
small rooms in japan make a collection really look like a collection. awesome.
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>>2926759
Thank you! I basically have no other choice but to stack everything up
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>>2925854
I'm trying to collect every FC, SFC, and FDS game out there, with my focus right now on FDS
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Hope it's not too messy I just assembled the shelf about two hours ago.
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>>2927364
very nice senpai
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>>2923983
>>2924321
Yeah, that was the site I came across when looking for info. I'm glad later models do a better job.
The shit RGB on the early SNES is actually very noticeable, especially when you've been playing a Genesis or PS1, both of which have some really crisp video output by comparison.

I lucked out and got a really clean, late-model SNES at a flea market for 30 bucks. The guy running the stall was nice enough to let me open it and check for the right chip. Pic related, after I got it all cleaned up. To hell with anyone that says the NA SNES is ugly. A little oversized maybe, but not ugly.
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>>2919750
Post pics. Cluttered, haphazard battlestations are my favorite. I love seeing stacks of games and controllers strewn about. It sort of sends this message of escapism, that all you really care about it what's happening on the TV screen, and isn't that how we all played games when we were kids? We didn't give a shit how good our setup looked or how tidy our wires were. We made sure our TV was on channel 3 and pushed the power button.
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>>2927364
Sensible and tidy. I like it.

Nothing against impressive collections like >>2917870, but I never did see the point. I prefer small, focused collections to large shelves and displays that border on being museums. I love retro games, but I look back, and there are generally fewer than 10 or 15 games that I feel are worth owning and playing repeatedly on any given system, and generally only 5 games or so that I truly love and consider my favorites. Does having a wall of tons of retro games appeal to me? Somewhat. But I would never spend enough time playing each and every one of them to make it worth it, The only benefit would be being able to say "Yeah, I own that."
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>>2925823
>implying they actually play their games
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>>2925827
Two questions:
What's the alternative?
Why is it any better than wrapping around the controller?

Before you say anything, I've been doing this for decades. DECADES. All of my controllers work fine and have no damage to the cords.
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I play my retro on a Trinitron, so relax.
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>>2928080
Jesus. What do you do when you want to play a game on the bottom of a stack?
>displaying handhelds
kek
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>>2928216

I prey to my god that I don't kill myself in a mountain of video games

I also stack them in priority. Better games go up top.
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>>2925823
I don't sit like half a meter away from it.
It's pretts comfy playing it, when sitting layed back in your chair.

>>2925827
best way to store t´hemunless you have an extra Controller board or someting like that.
also is's pretty goodbecause you dont have to unplug them all the time

>>2927954
I play my consoles everyday, so fuck you.
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>>2917861
Oh good, you're still here! I'm the guy that asked for measurements on those controller racks last year. I finally bought some quality lumber for that shit. The left rack has a nice color, do you remember what you did for that? Red paint or a stain? Also, to attatch the wires you just drilled some deep holes and slid them in? And the cubby separators are glued in or?
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...and just in case someone needs it...
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>>2917643
Hi johnny
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It will look more impressive once I've built the controller towers, and put one on each side.
...and the 360's stickers aren't from me.
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>>2930237
why not just put them in a drawer?
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>>2922791
No SCART, no VGA: this box is practically useless to me…
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>>2917869
whats that box thing everything is hooked to?
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>>2930490
It's called a Framemeister. It's an upscaler for playing retro consoles on an LCD. It processes and upscales the image to higher resolutions with minimal lag, making it look and play better than if you just plugged the console directly into the TV.
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hey guys dont forget to visit the crt general on /g/
>>52494464
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>>2917861
>>2917869
>>2917870
>>2917872
This is truly amazing. Huge envy here.
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Semi-recent picture. Only console that I have now not picutred is a PC-FX.
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>>2930978

Most of my game wall. Don't have picture my modern shelf, my Neo-Geo shelf, or my small 13" PVM setup with a Twin Famicom, CDX, and SNES Mini.
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>>2930264
The towers look way cooler.
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>>2930978
>>2930982
I like the tiny PVM you should join us over in /crt/ and post some nice pictures of games running on it and your 13" PVM aswell!
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>>2930289
Well it's not yours, so why do you care?
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>>2931525

I rarely play on it but I got it for $25 with the battery and flight case so it was hard to say no to. It is neat though.
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>>2918025

That isn't funny, man!
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>>2918058
That's a noise NES.
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