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Re: What are you playing?

Postby beken » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:15 am

Littlewolf wrote:Hmm... what am I playing...

Other than the occasional Rock Band with my family:

Naruto: The Broken Bond. I'm having a lot more fun with this than I expected.

My never ending game of Disgaea that is now in it's... 4th year? I go on many 6-month breaks with it.

Fabel II, though I'm bored with it now.

And many many Japanese SNES games via the Homebrew Channel on the Wii.

Planning to try:
Left for Dead
Disgaea 2
LOST: Via Domus cause I'm a LOST geek like that.





I have managed to install Wii Homebrew on my Wii. It took awhile because I have the latest version of the firmware on my Wii (version 4.3). Apparently, there was a patch in 4.3 that deleted unauthorized software and channels on the Wii. That looks to have been successfully circumvented now.

Now to figure out how to get games and other software onto it and get it to play.

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Re: What are you playing?

Postby choski2 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:40 pm

I just started playing Tokyo Xanadu +EX for PS4. It's pretty fun so far even though it's a little too text-heavy. The combat is good and the characters are likeable enough imo.

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Re: What are you playing?

Postby d.yaro » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:44 am

I loaded Simcity 2013 onto my iMac (early 2014 version). After running for a while the game does a crash to desktop. I stopped running the game on my Macbook Pro after its performance load led to the CPU fan kicking in and going really hard. So, I'm letting sleeping dogs lie and am sticking with Simcity 4.

My current Simcity 4 project is to create a super huge map of Tamriel and its nearby islands. The starting point is a map I downloaded from the Nexusmods website. This is in spite of the fact I've never played any of the Elder Scrolls PC games and have less than passing interest in TESO - The Elder Scrolls Online. But I'm impressed with some of the content people have created in the game universe.
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Re: What are you playing?

Postby d.yaro » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:26 pm

Just fired up good old Earl Weaver Baseball, DOS version, on Boxer. Boxer is a DOS game box emulator on the Mac. Talk about reliving old memories. I once played a short season with two 10 team leagues on my Apple ][ version of the game way back in the late 1980s.
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Re: What are you playing?

Postby beken » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:30 pm

I should fix my Logitech G27 steering wheel. I still haven't gotten around to opening it up.

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Re: What are you playing?

Postby d.yaro » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:48 pm

I managed to get A-Train 9 loaded and started on my Windows laptop. I'm playing A-Train 4 to learn the ropes to the terminology (in Japanese) used in A-Train 9. I plan to progress to playing A-Train 7 later to get a handle on the modernized interface of that game. Then I'll move up to A-Train 9. I decided not to get the Steam version of A-Train 9 as the English localized version is missing the extra trains in the Japanese version. Of course the Japanese "Tokai" train and scenery pack will never see the light of day in Steam. That package is next on my acquisition list.

I played a bit of Simcity 4 Deluxe with the Rush Hour Pack on my Windows laptop. The Windows version has the three levels of vegetation which weren't included in the Mac port version. I've patched the game so that the night lighting features for user mods will work. Unfortunately the Windows version has an unwanted feature not found on the Mac version; it crashes semi-randomly.
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Re: What are you playing?

Postby Il y Aura Du Sang » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:23 am

POKEMON GOLD in my English 3DS, POKEMON CRYSTAL in my Japanese 2DS. Trying to make Chansey evolve in the first one, trying to train Dratini in the latter.
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Re: What are you playing?

Postby d.yaro » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:33 am

With a new iPhone in my possession, I decided to find some new games to play on it. The choices so far have been Evoland, Evoland 2, and Valiant Hearts. The first Evoland game is pretty fun but I'm now trying to grind my way out of the dungeon. Not really sure how much I've progressed in this game since it's supposed to be somewhat short according to the comments I've seen on the Apple App Store. Haven't really gotten far with the other two games. Don't know if I'll download any of my previous purchases onto this new phone. I'm not really in the mood to slug my way back through Transistor.
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Re: What are you playing?

Postby d.yaro » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:57 am

Update: Finally finished Evoland. Kept getting killed by the final boss. Then I dug up some notes online. Found out how to add 33% more health points (update: not via a cheat - there is a small job one can do in the game to get the extra "heart" on your health bar). Even with that, I barely managed to make it through the final battle.

Valiant Hearts is on hold while I get my fill of Evoland 2. I found a good walk through on the Steam Forum. So that has helped a newbie like me immensely. I spent a lot of time grinding through some stages in order to build up HPs so that I could stand a better chance of (eventually) making it through the late game boss battles (most of which I managed to survive with single digit HPs and potions/boosts all used up). :sweat
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Re: What are you playing?

Postby Il y Aura Du Sang » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:18 am

Training Igglybuff in both my English and Japanese POKEMON CRYSTAL so they grow into awesome Wigglytuff. Hey, they kick plenty of ass in-game. :D
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Re: What are you playing?

Postby beken » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:23 am

Well, it's been over a year and I still haven't gotten my Logitech steering wheel fixed. I hate it when a $500 piece of equipment gets rendered useless because of a part that costs maybe 30 cents to produce and the manufacturer does not supply spare parts for it. Instead, some person in Thailand makes the part in brass instead of plastic for $50.

I'm going to try fixing it with a washer first. If that fails, then I will probably just get another wheel from a different company.

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Re: What are you playing?

Postby d.yaro » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:50 am

^ Ugh. That sucks. What a waste of an expensive piece of hardware.
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Re: What are you playing?

Postby Il y Aura Du Sang » Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:11 am

The Pokemon TCG for the GBC, from the Virtual Console. When I thought I got away, it pulled me back in. A pretty fun distraction as long as the CPU plays fair with you by giving you OK hands at the beginning.
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Re: What are you playing?

Postby d.yaro » Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:55 am

Updated Evoland 2 and I'm not pleased with the results. Game still crashes...but now in more innocuous points in the game. Game progress gets rolled back. I suspect game data isn't being saved properly when my iPhone goes to sleep. They removed the restart from last checkpoint option too.
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