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    Attempting To Restore My Old SNES - Inside & Out

    Yeah, maybe I should have left well-enough alone :p nothing ventured, nothing gained though!
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    Attempting To Restore My Old SNES - Inside & Out

    Exactly what I attempted to do, tried a couple different flavors of retr0bright to varying degrees of success... more on that in a sec... Funny you mentioned heat... it didn't end well in my case :( I think that's just the white LED lights in the kitchen in some of the pics. This house has so...
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    Attempting To Restore My Old SNES - Inside & Out

    Welp... this round is a wash, it's back to the drawing board! This was a huge fail, 0 change :banghead:. I was hoping for at the worst a tiger-patern, but NOPE. Nada my dudes. I've got a feeling temp was the main factor in the failure. Temps were cold on the bottom of the trays. Per the...
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    Are we sort of in a drought or something? (bit of rambling here)

    1) Do play Black Mesa. Bigtime. It's really pretty darn linear (with minor variances of course) until you start hitting Xen, and that's where things get a lot more interesting vs the OG version. Eh, I'll say the variances begin to ramp up after you leave BM, and really hit the accelerator in...
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    Attempting To Restore My Old SNES - Inside & Out

    I do have the FXPAK Pro for my original SNES (equivalent to the multi-cart you mention for SG), and I'm not going to lie, I'm so glad I bought it. Originally I snagged it for ALTTP randomizers and SMW Kaizo hacks, but with the market going silly for these rare carts, I'm more glad then ever I...
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    Attempting To Restore My Old SNES - Inside & Out

    Monday PM Update! We were ready to get started (Ganon didn't help at all... but he sure was nosey throughout the process): After reading more and more online about the different ways to mix this crap... I decided to wing it. I did 1.5 scoops of Oxi, what I felt like was a good amount of...
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    Attempting To Restore My Old SNES - Inside & Out

    Appreciate it man, thanks. OMG, I had totally forgotten about this store! I have a buddy who's a big Sega fan (and who naturally gives me shit that I like the inferior console :p) that has the Mega SG - USA model and it really is something else. Thanks for giving my wallet yet another reason...
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    Attempting To Restore My Old SNES - Inside & Out

    For being as old as it is, I was honestly really surprised how clean it is right out of the gate. I've got a feeling the ispropyl won't do much more then knock the dust off of it lol.
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    Attempting To Restore My Old SNES - Inside & Out

    Disclaimer: Like any good build thread, I decided to document it after I'd already started taking it apart :D. What good build thread has any forethought anyway... I had a really yellowed SNES as part of my retro-setup, and rather then pay the silly price for a "good looking one" off eBay...
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    Billy Mitchell Now Suing Karl Jobst

    This I do have a bit of a conundrum with. The burden of proof should lie with the accuser, innocent until proven guilty and all that. But at the same time, I thought I read his latest record was achieved on unverified hardware. I could very well be wrong on that last bit, but if no one can...
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    Billy Mitchell Now Suing Karl Jobst

    I know right? I guess if I have a "guilty-drama" pleasure to get out, might as well be in this thread. I just find it so funny that whenever disputes like this come up, the community steps in and settles things, and really that is what it is. (NOW) multiple defamation lawsuits... man, I...
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    Billy Mitchell Now Suing Karl Jobst

    This dude, and by extension this thread, is like reading a quick article from those garbage tabloids near the checkout at the grocery store... and for some reason I love it lol. That isn't directed at anyone in particular when I say this thread**, but its like a weird guilty pleasure seeing...
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    EVGA will no longer do business with NVIDIA

    This is why I've always gone with them, it's a no brainer. Never had to RMA a video card or a PSU of theirs (and haven't had any of my old ones fail, I'd have heard about it), but my case did come with some fucked up parts when I originally got it (Cracked top and front grills and my retainer...
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    Embracer Group goes on (another) buying spree. Purchases the Tolkien IP, Tripwire Interactive, and others.

    Bummer to hear about Tripwire, our friend group played a TON of Killing Floor 1 & 2 (2's soundtrack as SO GOOD!). Then they decided to go the loot-box route with it and I immediately lost interest. So many fond memories of playing the melee class goth chick with the modified sledgehammer...
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    I did just jump back in too, your comment spurred me to grind it out. And like I said, Geralt said it best: "I name all my horses Roach". I can't give you any pointers there man.
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