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Re: they don't make them like they used to
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2004, 06:12:17 am »

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No, No; the best game controller was for the Fairchild. ¬ You could move the controller in 3 dimensions: Left, Right, Forward, backward, press-down, pull-up, twist clockwise and counter-clockwise.

What? you never played a fairchild? ¬ It had fun built-in games like pong and hockey (very fun), and game catridges like hangman, shooting gallary, and a rudimentary precursor to xwing vs tie-fighter (Space War or Galactic Space Wars) that used the controller to its full potential:
http://www.fatmangames.com/systems/browsesystem.asp?SystemID=36&btnsubmit=Go
http://www.digidome.nl/various1.htm
http://www.videogamebible.com/Articles/System%20Overviews/fairchild_channel_f.html
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=2&c=890


thats the craziest looking thing ive ever seen, short of the intellivision's controller. it almost needs "in case of emegency, pull this" lol. id like to see you use that for gran turismo Culture20. that ought to be down right funny to see...twist left, no wait... pull, ok now push, twist hard right. Roll Eyes

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« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2004, 09:22:54 am »

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Unfortunately it can be ruined by rabbits chewing on it, but I wouldn't count that as intentional.


What I meant was they still function better than I can say for the NES, (doesn't work) emualtion is my only port of many of the NES classics. The games on SMS still completely function, correct me if I'm wrong the manuals say they have batteries in the cartidages that are supposed to last 5 years Phantasy Star and Miracle Warriors still have game save data on them after i dug it up the data on the NES games were still there too (for about a week) I mean these games were unused for at least 10 years shouldn't it have failed a long time ago the games themselves are at least 20 years old!Curiously are NES & SMS remotes still manufactered/ Altough I seriouly doubt it all mine are shorted, they work but not well.

EDIT: thx for the laugh DEFIANT It does look ridiculous what's ur choice in CPU remotes I used a 4 button gamepad might not be the latest (not even close used it for the Original Duke 3D when it was new) but it works (kind of) OK i'll get serious it looks like ur supposed to beat people over the head with it.

P.S. if anyone knows where I can a rom for "Soloman's Key" (NES) I would apprecate it yes have the original game and manual in fact.

coleo Culture 20's beloved fairchild similar no If you're going to do that might as well meantion the original PC the Commodore 64 believe it or not the cpu was in the keyboard.


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« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2004, 01:33:52 am »

Ya know, the best part about the C=64 was the fact that the manual said something along the lines of "If your unit is having problems, first remove all connectors from the back of the unit, hold 12 to 14 inches from a padded surface like a bed and release. Then reconnect all connectors."

Seriously. That was the first step in fixing any hardware problems with them. Ahh, how I miss it.
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« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2004, 05:21:24 am »

If you miss it so much there is a emulator for the one I use is called CCS64. ¬ the home page is http://www.computerbrains.com/ccs64/
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« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2004, 02:25:38 pm »

It's true that there are very few good games nowaday but there is still good games too. Most recent good game I played was Freedom Fighters. I lose my hope sometime too but just wait and there will be some good ones too.  Wink
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« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2004, 06:04:29 pm »

You know, I always found this whole oldskool thing farily amusing. Have any of you ever stopped to think about this? Everywhere I turn, I hear complaints about "They just don't make games like they used to." and "It's all graphics and effects nowadays, no story". You're all old. No, seriously. Ooooold. Substitute "games" with "movies", "politicans", automobiles", "winters" or any other word, and it'll probably remind you of a conversation with your dear old grandparents.

The world changes my friends. Times move ahead. What you once had, whilst young(er) and (more) innocent, is seen through the pink sunglasses of nostalgia. Somehow you manage to forget that there were a lot of godawful games produced for the NEs, the C-64 and whatnot.

And while it's only natural that it's the good old classics that stick in your memory, this gives you a very skewed view of the past. This is very similar to your grandfather remebering the cold winters when he was young, just because -29 and -36 happened to be especially cold winters.

Ah, but now you can point to global warming, and state that maybe winters back then were indeed colder overall? And I'd have to agree with you. Maybe they were. Mayber overall coldness back then was colder than overall coldness right now. But that DOESN*t mean that EVERY winter back then was super-duper-mega-ninja cold and that EVERY winter nowadays only requires you to wear pants instead of shorts. Perhaps there were more fresh ideas out there back in the old times, but all of them weren't necessarily good. And there are a LOT of good games out there nowadays too, as long as you wait paitently and look carefully. They might not always be the ones recieving the most hype, but they are out there.

Cuz the cold truth is that we too have aqquired critical thinking. Back in the day, any good game was great. If you could "do" "things" for several hours, preferably with loads of restarting, it was radical. This is no longer true. And if we go back to some of those great games with what we know today, they aren't necessarily that great. Still good yes, but not great. Some may even be downright boring.

As for the console controller arguement... Well, kind of thin ice to me, seeing as I don't do consoles as a general rule, but it seems to me that each and every one has their own personal favourite. Furthermore, maybe this preference ought to be based more on the quality andf usability of said controller and system rather than some sort of vague idea of "Those guys suck! I hatez them! filthy hobbitzez!".

I mean, seriously. Yes, your well within your rights to dislike any company on the planet. And of course it's your personal right to boycott any one product. That's free will. But I've never felt it's valid as an arguement when comparing different models. That's like having a cola competition where you include Pepsi-, Virgin-, [Insert any local cola brand here]-Cola but excluding Coke because you don't agree with their business, and are boycotting them. fine, good for you. But just because you wont drink it doesn't mean it can be automatically excluded from the competition, if we seriously want to know the answer to the question "Which Cola tastes the best".

And one day I'm going to kidnap C-20 and finds where he comes up with these things. That's the strangest controller I've ever seen.
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« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2004, 10:59:07 pm »

First off let me welcome u back. Secondly I'm only 19 secondly I really shouldn't say "They don't make them like they used to." I see your point though I drive an old car steel chasis I hit some recently made minivan at roughly 5-10 mph and I could see the radiator though the hood not damage here of course (dented fender). let me put it this way I had to replace my PS2 after 2 years and yet my Sega Master System(early to mid 80's) still works and game saves have all survived I'm curious why being that they have batteries that are only supposed to last 5 years it's been at least 20! I stick to console for one reason HD space has been a problem for me since upgrading to Win95 free space has a tendency to disappear I wonder why(sarcasm). Okay another example although I might get flamed for it SC2 (now UQM) was 256 colors (aka 8-bit) pretty damn go game however it's sequel who's name I can't bring myself to type had a big difference the absence of music no comm music the only music there was the battle theme and victory ditties. I listen to led Zepplien which incidentally made their last album (CODA) two years before I was born. I admit I'm old-fashioned but who listens to Brittney Spears music it's like a porno with lyrics, f*** her I want to see a ZZ Top comeback.

wow this got really off topic and I don't have a clue want happened just type whatever pops into my head(which is half-awake)

P.S. luki are u back for good or just here to pop in of out occasionally?

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« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2004, 06:38:46 pm »

The D-Pad on the playstation controllers is absolutely horrible!  I prefer a SNES controller for digitally controlled games, and for analog controlled games I would go with a playstation duel shock 2.
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« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2004, 12:01:43 am »

Arrrgh! when will newbies learn NOT to ressurect old threads, anywayback to your point The PS D-pad is superior to any other D-pad since each direction has it's own button.
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« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2004, 12:27:56 am »

Hey, bringing back dead threads is OK... after all, the great Kohr-Ah Primat read every thread then extant and raised a good fifth of them... After a while you get used to it.
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« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2004, 12:50:25 am »

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Hey, bringing back dead threads is OK... after all, the great Kohr-Ah Primat read every thread then extant and raised a good fifth of them... After a while you get used to it.


She sounded hot. We should get her back here and make her post a pic for the good of the forum. I would've asked a year ago but I guess it just never occured to me.
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« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2004, 01:29:09 am »

Um... thats a very strange idea...
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« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2004, 01:50:13 am »

If by "strange" you mean brilliant, you are correct.
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« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2004, 01:58:08 am »

I meant something closer to random.
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« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2004, 03:29:42 am »

I think this sort of creepy stuff is like we only have four registered users who admitted they were female.
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