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    You can get prepaid sims from outside Japan but...

    You can get prepaid sims from outside Japan but the calling charges are going to be about 70cents a minute (Japan) with texts cost about 50cents each both in and outside of Japan. You also get...
  2. The Pentium 4 was a horrible processer. L775...

    The Pentium 4 was a horrible processer. L775 motherboards are good as most can use various Core 2, later Celeron and Pentium D chips, all of which will generally out perform the P4. Older...
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    Oh yes, forgot to berate you for missing out...

    Oh yes, forgot to berate you for missing out versions of the game... :P Robocop was also converted to the Tandy Color Computer 3 and it was a cartridge based game too (it was 128K too)....
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    Ocean were not given the task of porting Robocop...

    Ocean were not given the task of porting Robocop in the home versions as your flippantly put it. Ocean licenced Robocop at the script stage and paid $20,000 for the licence, Ocean then sold the...
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    This.

    This.
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    Nope, I was thinking of Variable Geo. Which was...

    Nope, I was thinking of Variable Geo. Which was on the 9801. In my defence it is easy to get thm both confused as they are both fighting games with similar traited girls...
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    I do have the PC-9801 version of the game, it's...

    I do have the PC-9801 version of the game, it's still slow but it does have lots of topless pictures of the beaten character when you win...
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    Look forward to ROM export function.

    Look forward to ROM export function.
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    Surely you mean non-Americans? :p

    Surely you mean non-Americans? :p
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    TV, yes. Toothpaste? Aquafresh is around and...

    TV, yes. Toothpaste? Aquafresh is around and tastes the same and has the same active ingredents as western brands. Deodorants? Axe (aka Lynx) is sold in Japan too, it is more expensive and smaller...
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    You didn't miss too many version of Double...

    You didn't miss too many version of Double Dragon. Can't see why you have trouble with Atari emulators, took me 3 minutes to find and download working roms and an emulator an it works on my...
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    What Japanese chain stores spring to mind?

    For a bet, I want to know what five Japanese chain stores spring to mind (a chain has more then 3 stores)? Doesn't matter if you live in Japan or not, but the chains must be Jaoanese in origin so no...
  13. Thread: TGS2013

    by Jamtex
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    The Business days are just as busy... I am likely...

    The Business days are just as busy... I am likely to go, but on a business day.
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    SNK Playmore make more money from Pachislot games...

    SNK Playmore make more money from Pachislot games then they do games, just accept the fact that they have gone. :P

    If you want to stalk them, then you have many offices to choose from...
    ...
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    Me again to rip into how you missed xxxx versions...

    Me again to rip into how you missed xxxx versions out. :P

    How come you can never find working Atari ST images? It took me a whole 6 minutes to find a working one :P Ditto with R-Type.

    Look...
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    Stop being lazy :p You missed the ...

    Stop being lazy :p

    You missed the

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiSYZRTtbMI
    Atari ST

    (And there is a Fan version upgrade for the Atari STE)
    http://dhs.nu/news.php?t=single&ID=829
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    I know but if you are going to do a big game like...

    I know but if you are going to do a big game like Space Harrier then there is no reason to look at all the versions that are available, especially with a title like "Battle of the ports...." as it...
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    Ah good old lets compare Game X and miss out half...

    Ah good old lets compare Game X and miss out half the versions.... I am surprised you did not mention the

    Sharp X1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUad5VrOQsY

    Fujitsu FM77AV...
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    Should be a case of plugging it in and selecting...

    Should be a case of plugging it in and selecting the correct switch. It should support 480i and 480p component but it may not do anything higher.

    Oh and it should be at least 5 BNC connectors, one...
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    It is simple enough to make a SCART to BNC...

    It is simple enough to make a SCART to BNC convertor.
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    On a large screen it is still not going to...

    On a large screen it is still not going to improve the vasoline-o-vision the N64 has...
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    Arcade boards were built as cheaply as possible...

    Arcade boards were built as cheaply as possible as they never really had to run for more then a year. Some chips from the 70s and 80s tended to have their legs zinc flashed with the legs being basic...
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    I have a Laseractive and a Wondermega MK1 and the...

    I have a Laseractive and a Wondermega MK1 and the sound from the Wondermega is much cleaner and nicer.

    Now the next trick is to make Mega LD games run in RGB. Not too hard just needs composite...
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    Remember to update your profile to tell people...

    Remember to update your profile to tell people where you are as Euro can mean one of 23 countries that use the Euro, including Mayotte off Madagascar...
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    Although l_oliveira is a master of Neo Geo...

    Although l_oliveira is a master of Neo Geo repairs.
  26. I should point out that I know that there is a...

    I should point out that I know that there is a colour trimmer in the Tristar but I am not sure about the Super 8 but I can't see why not.
  27. Er all European Gamecubes output RGB...

    Er all European Gamecubes output RGB...
  28. Open it up and there will be a small trimmer,...

    Open it up and there will be a small trimmer, adjust this with a plastic trimming tool (unless it is plastic then you can use a screwdriver) until you get a colour picture.
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    X68000, rofl. Apart from a couple of crappy...

    X68000, rofl. Apart from a couple of crappy games, you are not going to find that much.

    Remember not to get arrested at the high school, hopefully you have been invited rather then just walking in...
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    7.5V is fine, the .1V won't make a difference as...

    7.5V is fine, the .1V won't make a difference as long as the PSU is supplyng at least 1.25Amps.

    Not sure about 3D Hot Rally, but in the Squaresoft games, JJ and Highway Star you have to press...
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    Some of the K7xxx series flybacks are not...

    Some of the K7xxx series flybacks are not available as spares and have not been remade, so make sure you do your homework first or you might have a tube and chassis that are effectively useless. If...
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    You sometimes get some nice pictures and...

    You sometimes get some nice pictures and animations when you put a GBC into a SGB.
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    Sounds like an interesting book as you are not...

    Sounds like an interesting book as you are not going for the easy route of finding the big names and asking them for the seventh billion time about games that have been asked about hundreds of times...
  34. Thread: Japanese bars

    by Jamtex
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    Like bars in the world, other bars do exist. I...

    Like bars in the world, other bars do exist. I have been to several bars that are quite large and do not feel like you are stuck in someones spare room that has a bar. Although most bars in Japan do...
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    Thanks for the Enhanced Out Run ROMs, it is so...

    Thanks for the Enhanced Out Run ROMs, it is so nice to be able to save the High Score table, have a good Free Play mode (I originally screwed a Microswitch to the coin mech so when the coin return...
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    The Micomsoft XE-1 AP and XE-1AJ (the 1AJ is...

    The Micomsoft XE-1 AP and XE-1AJ (the 1AJ is horriblely rare, the more common Sharp CZ-8NJ2 is basically the same controller) are not specifically PC Engine, and they do require a Micomsoft XHE-3 to...
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    Sticky: Looks like he painted it without removing the lid...

    Looks like he painted it without removing the lid or case too. XD
  38. 1 - Find porn picture on the interweb 2 - Put...

    1 - Find porn picture on the interweb
    2 - Put onto second hand device
    3 - Call media up saying that your x year old child found porn on device
    4 - Company you bought it from will give you...
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    Sticky: If America could round up all the conversatives...

    If America could round up all the conversatives and the religious nuts and put them in a concentration camp in lets say the whole of Utah, accept that the Europeans are right about healthcare, then...
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    Probably because they are only in Japan and they...

    Probably because they are only in Japan and they tend to be in large game places that most gamers would pass by as they would take a look at the games and think Pachislo, Pachinko and other coin...
  41. Sticky: What a load of cock, if it was a tape for...

    What a load of cock, if it was a tape for broadcast then it would be a BetaCam tape and not a VHS tape which given it's fairly poor resolution, no Japanese TV company would have used to broadcast...
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    Not a lot, it is a medal token from the Geki...

    Not a lot, it is a medal token from the Geki Makaimaru medal game. Although Capcom still make Arcade games they tend to be ones you can win prizes from.

    You might be able to persuade someone to...
  43. Yes, but as it is a 3 quid game, the value is not...

    Yes, but as it is a 3 quid game, the value is not worth my time as it would take me more then one hour to buy a padded envelope, pack it up well, take it to the post office, wait in line, hope I get...
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    I do have that game, it is not that great... ...

    I do have that game, it is not that great...

    My first game I remember playing was Grand Prix and Olympic on the Acetronic MPU-1000, I have bought it back so I do have the console again. I am...
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    I did have this conversation in america... ...

    I did have this conversation in america...

    American : So how would I volunteer to work here?
    Me : Well I think you you hand your CV to the front desk then they should be able to help.
    A : Hey,...
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    I do have at least 6 factory sealed bags of the...

    I do have at least 6 factory sealed bags of the PS2 manual and demo disc that contained YaBasic, so PM me if you want one.
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    That couldnt be more pirate if it was on long...

    That couldnt be more pirate if it was on long john silvers shoulder.
  48. The Loopy has gone, although again this is a year...

    The Loopy has gone, although again this is a year old thread. I am not really going to list anything again until I get to Canada in March.
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    I can't really see the desire or need to really...

    I can't really see the desire or need to really upgrade the Teradrive as a PC. It is more a collectors item nowdays and for what you are going to spend trying to upgrade the machine you could...
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    The M82 does have a 74HCU04, it is used for other...

    The M82 does have a 74HCU04, it is used for other things apart from being a amplifier. There are a few caps between the CPU, 74HCU04 and the RF but nothing that would stop the sound from working.
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    Ah good old sony whacking in a basic version of...

    Ah good old sony whacking in a basic version of basic to claim the PS2 was a computer and not a console to save themselves several tens of millions of euros in VAT.

    I am sure I have several sealed...
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    Electrolytic caps do blow up in the most...

    Electrolytic caps do blow up in the most delightful ways, although you do not want to be near them when they do. I remember seeing one in a TV that was being serviced and lots of pretty aluminium...
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    I think I have said before, although going to...

    I think I have said before, although going to Hard Off is nice, be prepared to find nothing of any note and do have a idea on what things cost on Ebay and Akihabara as the pricing does seem to change...
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    Not easily and if you have shoved 240V into it...

    Not easily and if you have shoved 240V into it you may have damaged a few components so it would need diagnosing and repair. Your better off as you say by getting a 240V PSU and whacking it in.
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    You can spot the gamers that don't have...

    You can spot the gamers that don't have girlfriends a mile off. :P
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    I am sure capcom will argue that by logging on,...

    I am sure capcom will argue that by logging on, it proves you have a legit copy rather then some arsehole pirate who downloads it to play the single player game. But any good pirate will have a crack...
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    I am prety sure that all three machines did have...

    I am prety sure that all three machines did have the horrible 8bit XTA implementation of the IDE standard, there are not too many hard drives that are compatable and most that are are from IBM PS/1...
  58. Thread: Capcom Survey!

    by Jamtex
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    Do you or will you buy digital download games in...

    Do you or will you buy digital download games in the near future > No.

    Thanks for taking the survey but we don't care what you think.
  59. Sticky: Krypton pads are uncommon, but not rare as they...

    Krypton pads are uncommon, but not rare as they do show up for sale quite frequently. The wireless Radon controllers are rare as only about 4 have every shown up.
  60. I also sent you a PM too.

    I also sent you a PM too.
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    I thought you were going to buy them from Ebay...

    I thought you were going to buy them from Ebay Japan? ;)

    I still have mine, it is in the condition listed in the photo although it is not as yellow as the photo just how it shows up in the light.
  62. This post is over a year old... >.< I sold...

    This post is over a year old... >.<

    I sold both the PJ Berri Dolls I had, I doubt I am going to get any more.

    Might still have the games, will check.
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    Sticky: I swear I do want to punch people who whinge that...

    I swear I do want to punch people who whinge that they got snipped. It is quite simple, sniping does not really exist except in the minds of people who think that they deserve to win something at a...
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    Well there have only been what 300 prediction of...

    Well there have only been what 300 prediction of the end of the world since the Roman times, someone is bound to get it right one day...
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    I have an NEC Laseractive and a NEC PC Engine...

    I have an NEC Laseractive and a NEC PC Engine pac, although this is currently on display in a museum exhibition. Currently no games but the only one I want costs a small fortune
  66. Thread: PC98 ??

    by Jamtex
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    The PC-9801 originally used an NEC built 8086 CPU...

    The PC-9801 originally used an NEC built 8086 CPU running at 5 Mhz, so it has always been a 16 bit machine, later models used a V30 (a CPU that NEC designed that was 8086 hardware compatable but was...
  67. Thread: PC98 ??

    by Jamtex
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    1. There are some nice games for it, but it is as...

    1. There are some nice games for it, but it is as shou says. As the PC-98xx series sold much much more then the X68000 and FM Towns you will find that the few games that are on all three formats tend...
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    I raise you Dark Castle on the Megadrive. EA at...

    I raise you Dark Castle on the Megadrive. EA at it's worse...
  69. I used one of them, it gave a much nicer picture...

    I used one of them, it gave a much nicer picture with an Xbox with an RGB scart lead to an LCD TV then it seem to do wtih a standard Xbox component box.
  70. Yes.

    Yes.
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    The US SNES and Japanese SFC do seem to have the...

    The US SNES and Japanese SFC do seem to have the picture shifted to the left much more thent he PAL models.
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    They do appear quite frequently as they were...

    They do appear quite frequently as they were released officially outside of Japan (Nintendo games were released by another distributor before they set up their office). It will be the most frequently...
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    The diode is there to stop the batteries from...

    The diode is there to stop the batteries from reversing polarity if they are deeply discharged and the resistor is there to give a little load so if a short happens then the batteries won't get hot...
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    Softmod Wii and Component cable is the easiest...

    Softmod Wii and Component cable is the easiest way to do it, the number of games you can't play on GC mode on the Wii can be counted on one hand. The softmod allows you to change the region, which...
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    Sticky: Ah Graduation II with it's stupidly large box...

    Ah Graduation II with it's stupidly large box holding a single CD and a sheet of paper. I do have an alpha copy somewhere, which by using a command line option you could have the original Japanese...
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    Be aware that 1 - Super Metroid Japanese is...

    Be aware that

    1 - Super Metroid Japanese is the same as the US one.
    2 - The board seems to be a retail board (although SM used BA3M-01 boards), normally if it was a proto it would have EPROMs. ...
  77. Hahahahaha, European AC adapter bungles...

    Hahahahaha, European AC adapter bungles rotational speed of CD... hahahaha

    Oh they do pull some fast ones, as long as you are putting in about 9V to 10V DC on a PSU that is rated 1 to 1.3 Amps...
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    Again there was one (in Japanese) floating...

    Again there was one (in Japanese) floating around. There is one for American games, but for ones that were released in Japan, these also don't work.
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    The 7x000 (slim) and 90000 (ultra slim) models...

    The 7x000 (slim) and 90000 (ultra slim) models add more games that don't work.
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    Shuma has one for sale at $500 + shipping but I...

    Shuma has one for sale at $500 + shipping but I think that is optimistic. They are less common then the normal Debug machines, but they do suffer with the same crappy optical drives as the slims and...
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    Yes, but if no sound is going into the RF box...

    Yes, but if no sound is going into the RF box then you are not going to magically get sound coming out. Sound comes from Pins 1 and 2 of the CPU, goes through a couple of resistors before going into...
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    I've only seen it once in all the time I have...

    I've only seen it once in all the time I have been in Japan and that was a few years ago in a junk shop for 210 yen.
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    http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb200903050407...

    http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090305040725/egamia/images/a/ab/FamicomBox.jpg

    here is the real box, you note the Nintendo logo, the model number on the box. The lack of Turbo buttons and...
  84. Well 1.0 took over 7 months from Cinema to DVD,...

    Well 1.0 took over 7 months from Cinema to DVD, 2.0 was released as 2.2 took 11 months. So you are least looking to at least Summer before you see it on DVD / Blu-Ray
  85. Thread: JapanesE ps1

    by Jamtex
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    Iceland huh? No wonder you are poor. This...

    Iceland huh? No wonder you are poor.

    This really should be in the WTB section, I am sure a moderator will move it.

    If you want to pay postage then I am sure I can send you a mostly working...
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    Er the average price in the European union is...

    Er the average price in the European union is about $2.05 a litre, the UK is 21 cents more expensive but other countries like France, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland are more expensive then the...
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    Poll: You have more chance of getting a girlfriend with...

    You have more chance of getting a girlfriend with the Ghibli ga Ippai LD box set. Dragonball? what are you 12?
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    Poll: Girlfriend not an option then? :p

    Girlfriend not an option then? :p
  89. Thread: No More Hostess

    by Jamtex
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    You can always cross the border and smuggle...

    You can always cross the border and smuggle twinkies in. Twinkies as the Hostess brand there is owned by a different company which might end up buying up Hostess Foods to get more American share.
    ...
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    Or the unlicenced game crowd. ;)

    Or the unlicenced game crowd. ;)
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    I've been after a SMGP for a while now. :( The...

    I've been after a SMGP for a while now. :(

    The CPU is encrypted (the big Hitachi block on the board), so you can't just change EPROMs, you need a 12mhz 68000 CPU, a set of decrypted EPROMs and the...
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    If the Xbox PSU is fine, then they self discharge...

    If the Xbox PSU is fine, then they self discharge on power down and you have nothing to worry about. If the PSUs have a fault then the caps will hold charge and it is quite easy to touch parts that...
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    But to be fair, Xbox Live did not launch outside...

    But to be fair, Xbox Live did not launch outside America until 2003... and the uptake in Japan was quite low anyway, I am sure they could throw a private party for all the 10 year old Xbox live...
  94. A 100W will do, although he has a 200W one for $3...

    A 100W will do, although he has a 200W one for $3 extra which is good as you will be able to plug two machines in and not worry about having them both switched on at the same time. With step downs it...
  95. Thread: Sega Wondermega

    by Jamtex
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    The Victor model does come with the Wondermega...

    The Victor model does come with the Wondermega Collection, all the games are available on the Games Can but it also has some CD+G tracks too.
  96. A simple way around that is to build a switch...

    A simple way around that is to build a switch which would switch between a normal phone line and the line voltage inducer.

    You could build a working line simulator which would give you a dial...
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    Then it is not a substitute... :P

    Then it is not a substitute... :P
  98. You can try it, but you might go... *sniff*...

    You can try it, but you might go... *sniff* *sniff* what is that burning smell...

    It will get very hot and probably burn out or catch fire... so remember to store your matches, fireworks and...
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    Ironically the first thing it brings up is this...

    Ironically the first thing it brings up is this therad...
  100. Depends on what this phone line simulator does....

    Depends on what this phone line simulator does. There was an simple old method that required a 15V PSU, 3 caps, a resistor and a voltage regulator which allowed two modems to be plugged into each...
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