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by JAY
Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:50 am
Forum: MGC 2010 Archive
Topic: MGC Ben Heck Experience's Swap Meet Bazaar Tradepost
Replies: 27
Views: 8819

Re: MGC Ben Heck Experience's Swap Meet Bazaar Tradepost

I'm looking to replace the c-stick for an official GCN controller. The rubber nub came off of the one I'm using for my portable, and I don't want to use a different stick for cosmetic reasons. I'd also like to get some tactile switches if anyone could spare any. I have a couple of supposedly broken ...
by JAY
Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Charging li-ions in series
Replies: 2
Views: 744

Re: Charging li-ions in series

I would advise against running two sets of Li-Ion batteries in series because you would be using them in a condition that the PCMs are not designed for. Although each PCM would ensure that their respective cells stay level and don't get over-charged or over-discharged, there would be no system in pl...
by JAY
Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Portable Screen Hacking
Topic: PS1 Screen Schematics
Replies: 3
Views: 1193

Re: PS1 Screen Schematics

Most of the better multimeters are able to measure capacitance. However, measuring the values of components while they are still in the circuit is not a reliable way to determine their value. If there are multiple paths that connect the + probe to the - probe, the measurement will be the single-path...
by JAY
Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: MGC 2009 - Great show, once again!
Replies: 550
Views: 30094

Re: The Benheck.com Experience at Midwest Gaming Classic 2009

bicostp wrote:What's up with all the kids in the background that look like they've never seen an iMac before? And what were they running, anyway?
They were all playing Quake. Exploding bodies tend to make children smile.
by JAY
Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Console VS PC Gaming (Split-off from "Come and Rant Here")
Replies: 52
Views: 3293

Re: Console VS PC Gaming (Split-off from "Come and Rant Here")

you shouldn't be able to aim while reloading. think about it. You also shouldn't be able to reliably get head shots while circle-strafing and jumping around. Realism is nice in some games, but when they are purely action-oriented, it usually would impede the gameplay (i.e., the different control sc...
by JAY
Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: PC game reccommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 1854

Re: PC game reccommendations

If you know other people who play WoW besides those who use your computer, you can do Recruit-A-Friend with them to make the leveling faster: With the new Recruit-A-Friend program you can earn an exclusive Zhevra mount, receive a FREE month of game time, and gain access to other exciting in-game ben...
by JAY
Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: So I bought a PS3...
Replies: 91
Views: 6575

The only games that I own for PS3 are Metal Gear Solid 4, Skate, and LittleBigPlanet. I personally was not impressed by MGS4. LBP is superb if you like to make stuff. Skate is above and beyond the game that keeps me the most occupied (aside from WoW). The best thing to do right away is to start down...
by JAY
Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Whats your favorite retro system and why?
Replies: 49
Views: 3798

I don't consider it retro, but the GBA SP is my favorite. Great GBA library and it plays all of my GB/GBC games as well. I carry two GBA SP's, two copies of Tetris (amongst many other games), and a link cable in my travel kit, in case I meet anyone who wants to play a match.
by JAY
Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Can I use a cheap-o Joypad for Arcade controls?
Replies: 11
Views: 4106

You could also directly wire the switches for your joysticks and buttons to an old keyboard circuit board. No extra hardware or software needed.
by JAY
Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii
Topic: PS3 Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2461

Also, would the PS3 have any problem switching between component and composite? Our HDTV is susceptible to burn-in, so if I could have it hooked up to the HDTV for movies, and easily switch to a composite cable that goes to our "gaming" TV downstairs for gaming, that would be perfect (wireless cont...
by JAY
Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii
Topic: PS3 Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2461

I did a comparison between the DVD and Blu-Ray versions of Batman Begins when it was released, and the differences were pretty significant in both video and audio. This was between 1080i and 480p on a 42" TV (TV can't display 1080p). An upconverted The Bourne Ultimatum DVD on the PS3 is still not as...
by JAY
Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii
Topic: How do you do this PS3 controller mod?
Replies: 1
Views: 1533

I don't know the exact way that he wired it up, but the idea would be to put a logic oscillator into the controller and hook it to the R1 input on the board. The switch to turn the rapid fire on/off would be controlling whether the oscillator is powered on. When the oscillator is on, the R1 button w...
by JAY
Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: World of Warcraft again..
Replies: 27
Views: 3347

Yes. You have to use color matches. Red Or Yellow can do in to red slots, and yellow or blue can go into blue slots. A clarification for sockets: any color gem can go into any color socket. You only need to match gem colors to their sockets if you want the socket bonus. Gems of secondary colors are...
by JAY
Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Extreme Makeover: N64p Edition
Replies: 14
Views: 7093

Extreme Makeover: N64p Edition

It has been almost two years since I built my portable N64. Since I was never satisfied with the case that it first appeared in, I slowly worked on a more appealing one in my spare time. After almost two years of off-and-on construction (accentuating the "off'), it is finally finished. In case you m...
by JAY
Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Bad Solder point?
Replies: 9
Views: 1897

I'm not sure what the problem could be, but I did notice something worth mentioning: the circuit you put together is done in a fairly weird manner. You didn't use the copper pads on the board to solder the components down, and instead just lumped the solder onto the leads on the plain side of the bo...