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Retro Gaming => General Retro Chat => Topic started by: davyk on September 20, 2020, 23:36:19 PM

Title: Retro gaming setups
Post by: davyk on September 20, 2020, 23:36:19 PM
Rearranged the room I have set aside for my retro consoles, CRTs etc. Looks a bit tidier now.  I have an RGB switch (the silver box to the right of the rotated CRT I use for shmups) that connects most of the consoles to that 28" CRT on the left (yeah - that's a really big rubik's cube!).  The flat panel on the right I use with the Japanese Gamecube you see beside it as it accepts s-video and that's the best the JP-GC can do without a mod. It's on an extendable, rotatable arm which is handy for the shmups I have on the JP-GC.

(https://i.imgur.com/T6pi6iH.jpg)

Title: Re: Retro gaming setups
Post by: TrekMD on September 21, 2020, 12:09:59 PM
Nice set up! 
Title: Re: Retro gaming setups
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 21, 2020, 16:33:10 PM
Cool! I like that TV on its side :)
Title: Re: Retro gaming setups
Post by: davyk on September 22, 2020, 23:45:14 PM
Cool! I like that TV on its side :)

Is a must for a lot of shooting games on 32bit era consoles and later.  :)

Title: Re: Retro gaming setups
Post by: compot on September 23, 2020, 07:01:18 AM
That's a pretty neat set-up. But how do you rotate the picture 90 degrees for shooter games on that sideways tv?
Title: Re: Retro gaming setups
Post by: davyk on September 23, 2020, 08:25:46 AM
The better games on ps1,saturn,ps2 gc,dreamcast etc have options for playing this way. Its called TATE mode. Pronounce "tah...tay".
Title: Re: Retro gaming setups
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 23, 2020, 17:04:50 PM
Huh, here I've been saying it wrong all these years lol. Never knew that's how it was pronounced.
Title: Re: Retro gaming setups
Post by: davyk on September 24, 2020, 09:23:30 AM
I was same for a long time. It wasn't until I read a few articles and maybe something at shmups.com that explained the pronounciation. It's to do with the Japanese word for upright or something like that.
Title: Re: Retro gaming setups
Post by: compot on September 24, 2020, 11:49:14 AM
The better games on ps1,saturn,ps2 gc,dreamcast etc have options for playing this way. Its called TATE mode. Pronounce "tah...tay".

Allright, hope you don't mind if I steal your idea and flip one of my TV's sideways too.
Title: Re: Retro gaming setups
Post by: davyk on September 25, 2020, 09:17:15 AM
The better games on ps1,saturn,ps2 gc,dreamcast etc have options for playing this way. Its called TATE mode. Pronounce "tah...tay".

Allright, hope you don't mind if I steal your idea and flip one of my TV's sideways too.

Lots of people do it  :)   Just make sure you have the games!

When rotating a CRT, make sure it is powered off and left for 10-15mins. Rotate it. Leave it for 5mins and then away you go. If you rotate a TV while powered up you can get weird bands of colour.  Obviously try and find a TV with a nice flat side. A domestic TV isn't supposed to operate like this so I never leave it unattended while powered up - just to be on the safe side - even though I have been doing it for years with a few different models.

Games I own or have owned that that support it:

PS1 - Namco Museum (quite a few early Namco games are TATE - Pacman for instance and this is an option), Xevious 3D/G+ (the classic Xevious games have TATE modes), Space Invaders 2000 (classic Space Invaders is another TATE game)

Saturn - DoDonPachi, Game Paradise,Layer Section, Kingdom GrandPrix

PS2 - DoDOnPachi Dao Ou Jou, Dragon Blaze, Castle Shikigami 1 & 2, Espgaluda, Homura, Psyvariar, Raiden III, Samurai Aces, Tengai, XII Stag.

Dreamcast - Gunbird2, ( I don't own Under Defeat and Ikaruga but I know they support it)

Gamecube - Castle Shikigami 2, Radirgy Generic, Ikaruga

360 - Mushihmesama Futari, DoDonPachi Resurrection, Muchi Much Pork & Pink Sweets, Under Defeat HD, DoDonPachi SaiDaiOuJou

Steam - Mushihimesama, Raiden III, Raiden IV
Title: Re: Retro gaming setups
Post by: zapiy on October 02, 2020, 19:51:50 PM
Lovely setup m8, much better than mine.

I see you have a few Jap versions of the various consoles!
Title: Re: Retro gaming setups
Post by: davyk on October 02, 2020, 22:52:06 PM
Too many!!!

There are 2 JP Saturns on show, the black GC is Japanese and the N64 is a Japanese modded for RGB. I have an unmodded one in storage I should really sell. The silver slim PS2 is Japanese. The rest are PAL though the Megadrive and SNES are modded. I use a boot disc on Dreamcast for thew imports I have for that.
Title: Re: Retro gaming setups
Post by: Sanddancer on November 20, 2020, 20:20:44 PM
Hi new to the forum, thought id share mine and my brothers collection, been collecting since about 2011, have a about 1100 games so not all on display :-), dont have as much time as id like to play these days with 2 young boys but i enjoy it all the more when i do find time :-)

(https://i.ibb.co/4j6zT2Z/118256151-240753810426611-3543500711199087841-n.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/MkQWhTv/118220601-948705498944104-7434383924324929459-n.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/pZkw9dq/118197624-2660001607555497-1500949707123427017-n.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/1JdQjj6/118170197-1013964109058983-603999506955120562-n.jpg)

Title: Re: Retro gaming setups
Post by: zapiy on November 20, 2020, 22:16:03 PM
Nice collection going on there m8, whats your fav stuff to collect?
Title: Re: Retro gaming setups
Post by: TrekMD on November 20, 2020, 22:16:58 PM
Welcome to the forum!  Very nice set up and collection!
Title: Re: Retro gaming setups
Post by: Sanddancer on November 21, 2020, 06:51:16 AM
Nice collection going on there m8, whats your fav stuff to collect?

Cheers, probably PlayStation 1 love collecting for that system have some good memories of it, playing wipeout on launch and doom on linkup with mates, great system. And been lucky to find some great games for it in charity shops over the years.
Title: Re: Retro gaming setups
Post by: Shadowrunner on November 22, 2020, 03:43:36 AM
Nice collection. Welcome. :)
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