2016 Clean Up

I have been so busy with other hobbies that my retro/current gen consoles have taken a back seat. I really wanted to get a good inventory of my collection as of today and start thinning down my doubles/triples of some things. This week I have started pulling out all my modded consoles and did any needed updates on the software etc. Here is a quick list of what I have been working on: Nintendo Wii…

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RetroPie Setup Notes

Download & Create Disk: Download latest RetroPie package Write image to MicroSD (ApplePi-Baker) Basic Config Setup: sudo raspi-config Expand Filesystem Change User Password Internationalisation Options Change Locale es_US.UTF-8 Change Timezone Change Keyboard Layout Generic 105-key (Intl) PC English(US) Overclock Pi2 Advanced Options Hostname Memory Split 512 Make sure you have the latest: sudo rpi-update sudo reboot sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y sudo apt-get install vim (I’m just used to it and I…

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Console to JAMMA testing

This has been on my list of “things to do” for some time. I wanted a EASY way to hook up various consoles to my Sega Astro City cab and play vertical shooters. Many of the console based vertical shooters have a screen rotate option in the settings menus which makes the arcade experience ever more real at home. Hardware I used: JAMMA fingerboard Ultracade Universal Video Converter Akishop PS360+ multi-console PCB This is my…

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RGH Xbox 360 Dash update Notes

Here are some quick notes from my dashboard update on my RGH Xbox 360 I am upgrading to dashboard 17489 which is the latest as of today. Software needed: Simple 360 NAND Flasher xeBuild GUI Lets do it: Fist put the Simple 360 NAND Flasher on a USB key and run it on your Xbox from XEXMenu. Backup your existing NAND (It will make a file called flashdmp.bin). Open the flashdmp.bin in xeBuild GUI. Make sure to have…

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Xbox 360 Shooters that will tate

Bullet Soul Infinite Burst DoDonPachi Daifukkatsu Black Label Dodonpachi Saidaioujou Eschatos ESPGaluda II Black Label DoDonPachi Resurrection Deluxe Edition Ketsui: Kizuna Jigoku Tachi Extra Mamoru-kun wa Norowarete Shimatta Muchi Muchi Pork! & Pink Sweets: Ibara Sorekara Mushihimesama Futari Ver. 1.5 Mushihimesama HD Raiden IV Raiden Fighters Aces Shikigami No Shiro Episode 3 Under Defeat HD Adding more as I find them.

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Nintendo Wii Notes

Use Wii Backup Manager Format 2TB HDD to FAT32 at 32768 cluster size with fat32 gui app. have used an old guide and could maybe benefit from using syscheck to see if your mod is up to date. Then use modmii to update to the most current build. Nintendont – Play GameCube games from USB or CD  

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Script to pause SABnzbd+ while PS3 running

Found this gem over at the Sabnzbd forums and did not want to lose it. This will pause your SABNzbd server if your PS3 console is online. Sometimes you need all the bandwidth you can get for multiplayer. #!/bin/sh # # Script to pause SABnzbd+ when PS3 active # # Retrieve variable from config file script_paused=`cat PS3` # Test if PS3 is online using ping (my PS3 uses static IP with a hostname of PS3,…

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What version of XBOX Do I Have?

There are 8 main versions of Xbox. The xbox v1.0 , v1.1, v1.2, v1.3, v1.4, v1.5, v1.6 and v1.6b. It’s possible to have an idea of the version you have based on the serial# … but these checks are not (yet) 100% accurate. If you want to really know what version you have you will have to open your xbox. If you want to put a modchip or flash TSOP in your xbox later you…

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What version of PlayStation 2 Do I have?

The version 1, 2 and 3 PlayStation2 all have 10 screws on the bottom of the unit. SCPH30001 v1 = Serial# begins U1 SCPH30001 v2 = Serial# begins U0 SCPH30001 v3 = Serial# begins U1 Date 1A SCPH30001 v3 = Serial# begins U2 Date 0D The version 4, 5, 6 and 7 PlayStation 2 all have 8 screws on the bottom of the unit. The 4 and 5 also have the electrical warning stamped on…

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