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by Rototiller
Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: masochistic cd-i inquiry
Replies: 5
Views: 1164

Re: masochistic cd-i inquiry

There are a few CD-i emulators out there: http://www.google.com/search?btnG=1&pws=0&q=cd-i+emulator" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; However, like the PSX and PS2 emulators, it needs a BIOS for that console to work properly. They're out there, but aren't legally redistributable. Make ...
by Rototiller
Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: masochistic cd-i inquiry
Replies: 5
Views: 1164

masochistic cd-i inquiry

I went on a yardsale safari last weekend in vermont, got cool stuff, except for two things; mario hotel and wand of gamelon for (what else) cd-i. now, my friend is frothing at the mouth to play it so he can reproduce the whole game in a hl2 mod. personally, i think that's kewl, but we have a problem...
by Rototiller
Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: write data to vhs or cassette from computer?
Replies: 4
Views: 892

Re: write data to vhs or cassette from computer?

So, do you want to store modern files on them, or use them for C64 or TI 99/4a emulators or what? Modern files? :lol: That's a good one. There's a reason data tapes are reserved for mass backups, because they're a huge pain in the butt to use. :lol: Remember, the home computers from ye olde days st...
by Rototiller
Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: write data to vhs or cassette from computer?
Replies: 4
Views: 892

write data to vhs or cassette from computer?

My dad has been keeping data for his job for decades and gets a new computer system every few years. this is great in terms of hand me downs, but not great in storage space. He's got a room stacked high with cardboard boxes, one of which contains of old vhs tapes with stuff on it. (datasette for the...
by Rototiller
Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Another laptop puzzler!
Replies: 0
Views: 582

Another laptop puzzler!

For the record, yes I know that this is a game system website, however, all these questions are leading up to a massive picture filled project where you can laugh at me. :) So let's get started. I have an 8 yr old dell inspiron, it's fans blow constantly (going to invest in canned air to remedy it i...
by Rototiller
Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: The Trading Post
Topic: Buying NES
Replies: 23
Views: 3545

Re: Buying NES

I'm just wondering if it is the right place to start or if I could jump to gamecube. in my eyes, there's sort of a ladder of experience for portablizing, depending on experience. Its roughly NESp-SNESp-Sega Genesisp-Psone-gamecube/ps2 portable-this gen gamesystems. so, yeah, it's a good place to st...
by Rototiller
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Welcome President Barack Obama, 44th President
Replies: 89
Views: 11171

don't look at me man, i voted for cthulhu.

:wink:
by Rototiller
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: First the VHS bit the dust. Now THIS too!?
Replies: 39
Views: 5042

Digital television, cable, now THAT looks like crap. Amen to that! Broadcast ATSC isn't too bad, but Comcast's digital cable looks like upscaled YouTube. I can't see how anyone would pay for Comcast's digital cable (what really bothers me is that I know people willing to pay big bucks for garbage q...
by Rototiller
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Long dead sony Vaio+me= ongoing legendary battle
Replies: 8
Views: 1599

Yeah, I fixed everything that is visible, now i'm almost caught up to where I started! :P Since nothing shows up on the laptop screen, and nothings shows up on the external monitor, how can i be sure that things are running besides the fan. I mean, i can hear the buzz of the other components running...
by Rototiller
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: What's the name of the computer created from recycled ones?
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Man that's incredible. Too think my university just junked like 200 computers and monitors to a dump just because they were old. Hell, perfectly good machines that worked flawlessly. Such a waste. such a waste. and can you guess who's internal organs are going to be violently ripped to shreds after...
by Rototiller
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Long dead sony Vaio+me= ongoing legendary battle
Replies: 8
Views: 1599

Does the Vaio have a hotkey for switching monitors? The old Toshiba laptop I'm building into a picture frame does; it cycles between 1 desktop across 2 monitors, mirrored video between monitors, and composite video. If not, the backlight may be shot. It has a Switcher(fn-f7), i'll check the backlig...
by Rototiller
Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: What's the name of the computer created from recycled ones?
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

don't you go rolling your eyes at me young man! my current surround sound system is built out of thrift store guitar amps and discarded amps. I can hear my closed door shake in it's slot, and my laptop rattle on the desk like the toaster from Ghostbusters 2 when i feel like a jerk and turn it up all...
by Rototiller
Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Long dead sony Vaio+me= ongoing legendary battle
Replies: 8
Views: 1599

Okay, status report and part deux of my questionaire, removed the ac plug and solder'd two wires for ground and power. Power button is responsive and turns on the rest, fan moves (however, it's strenuous-sounding, and i'm really concerned about it overheating during an extended run), the power light...
by Rototiller
Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: What's the name of the computer created from recycled ones?
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

oh!

Now then, how would someone do something like this? I mean, I understand it's function, but they just wired in series a bunch of computers?
by Rototiller
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: What's the name of the computer created from recycled ones?
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

What's the name of the computer created from recycled ones?

I was just doodling around on the internet when i realized i couldn't remember something, this something so big yet so elusive even google couldn't help me. it's up to you now to save us all. :shock: I'm pretty sure they dumpster dove or something to that effect to get all the computers used in it. ...