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Retro gaming setups
« 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.




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Re: Retro gaming setups
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2020, 12:09:59 PM »
Nice set up! 
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Re: Retro gaming setups
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2020, 16:33:10 PM »
Cool! I like that TV on its side :)

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« Reply #3 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.  :)


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Re: Retro gaming setups
« Reply #4 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?

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« Reply #5 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".

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Re: Retro gaming setups
« Reply #6 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.

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« Reply #7 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.

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« Reply #8 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.

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« Reply #9 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

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Re: Retro gaming setups
« Reply #10 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!
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Re: Retro gaming setups
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: Retro gaming setups
« Reply #12 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 :-)










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Re: Retro gaming setups
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2020, 22:16:03 PM »
Nice collection going on there m8, whats your fav stuff to collect?
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Re: Retro gaming setups
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2020, 22:16:58 PM »
Welcome to the forum!  Very nice set up and collection!
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