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Feature/News Archive / Re: The Retro "PC Engine Offline Catalog" Returns Online!
« Last post by NightWolve on November 27, 2021, 04:52:16 PM »
SMF AutoEmbedAV v1.00 (new) Test

(The old Aeva plugin was buggy/huge/too-complex, caused problems like ruining consistent formatting of quoted text, so I decided it'd be fun to delete/uninstall it, take a stab at writing my own [in PHP] for auto Audio/YouTube embed that's fast/compact)

► Ys3PC2-03-Wings-of-Love.mp3

► 20-Lords-of-Thunder.mp3

► 07-Gate-of-Thunder.mp3

Chit-Chat / Re: The “What-Did-You-Buy-Today?” Thread
« Last post by NightWolve on November 03, 2021, 07:17:06 PM »
Special PC Engine mini sale on Amazon Japan, 25% off!!! :boom:

Scored it for $77 total with today's USD/YEN exchange rate! They're limiting orders to 1 per person as well to fight scalpers/resellers also.

Update: It was a clearance sale, the price fell to like $50 USD for a short time!!!!
PCE/TG-16|CD/SGX Discussion / Re: My Great Yard Sale Find!!
« Last post by BigusSchmuck on October 15, 2021, 11:20:55 AM »
That is really an awesome find. Even better you got it working now.
Localizations, Games, Apps, Docs / Re: Shiryou Sensen/War of the Dead translation
« Last post by NightWolve on October 13, 2021, 09:00:24 PM »
Hat tip to cccmar and crew for yet another PCE localization project, guess I didn't notice it at the time.

Threads needed more visuals during promotion, you gotta show the eye candy to get noticed, another reason Facebook/Twitter/Discord are winning due to how easy it is to share any photo/any time without worrying about an external host provider (that fails later like ImageShack)...

Anyway, I embedded the RHDN screenshots so they're also permanent here. We need a high quality super thread of all existing PCE localizations with at least 5 screenshots each, that'd be a good idea in the future.
Can't wait for this!!
PCE/TG-16|CD/SGX Discussion / Re: My Great Yard Sale Find!!
« Last post by JohnnyPhantom on October 13, 2021, 09:59:26 AM »
I replaced all the caps with a kit from Console 5, I tried doing the SMD, but couldn't without a rework station :/ so I used my iron and then installed the taller passthrough capacitors with legs. It works great now. Not the prettiest solder job in the world. There was some built up gunk and such, I cleaned all I could with what tools I had and was able to do the recap. System works! That's what counts.
That's all it was! (almost, the other issue I had was random controller inputs. I reflowed the port connectors on the board for the controller as well as AV out and cleaned the controller inside and out, since then it's been flawless!)

Too bad there's no 1UpCard for TG16/PCE, had to use a Keith Courage with a coffee filter+Rubbing Alcohol combo, but it did the trick!
Wait, this was sold with the "Condition:For parts or not working" caveat. Sounds too good to be true...

It needed just a little cleaning ?? The seller wasn't bright enough to try some basics ?
System came in and works great! Just had to clean the hu cart pins a little. Other than that, no problems. Now to give it a good cleaning and some retro brighting love! I do have another issue, but I'll open a new topic for that one (if a site search gives no results)
PCE/TG-16|CD/SGX Discussion / Re: My Great Yard Sale Find!!
« Last post by NightWolve on October 09, 2021, 12:44:54 AM »
I even talked the seller down to $20.
Ah, a broken Turbo Express for $25! Yeah, you got a 9X% chance to fix it yourself with a full capacitor replacement job! That's the same state mine was in after 5 years of storage and trying to turn it on back in 2012 I believe (it cost me $11 in SMD caps from Digikey).

I'd go the distance here, find/buy HQ Panasonic low-ESR capacitors, pay a little extra for more lasting power since you got a broken unit so cheap. Steve knows how to play with tantalum caps at the right spots to eliminate hum, but I don't trust that or novices (us regular folk moonlighting as EEs, don't try stepping in Steve/Voultar's lane) playing around, just replace electrolytic with electrolytic to play it safe.
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