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What is your fav games console ?

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They would not read on Windows Pc.
The disk format the Amiga systems used is not supported on Windows.
68olds said that i should try emulation to get them to read.
That should likely work. Only a theory though.

I had a lot of fun with a modded PS1.
I used to do those mods. It was always interesting to see Sony make design changes to prevent mods from working and then the modding community quickly and easily find work-arounds for them and make new mod chips. For most of the people I knew back then, the mods were to play games from different regions rather than play "backups", though there was some of that going on.
 
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I used to do those mods
My buddy did the mods too, he also did sat. stuff with dtv at first, then disnet and bell. The early 2000s were a good time, literally the wild west :)
 
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Home - X360, portable - DS/3DS. The days of Halo, CoD and Guitar Hero on xbox live are certainly my favourite ones, haha. Plus the og360 is still the best-looking console by a mile imho. DS/3DS take the portable crown simply due to the sheer number of my all-time favourite games, like Shin Megami Tensei 4 and various Castlevanias.
 
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My buddy did the mods too, he also did sat. stuff with dtv at first, then disnet and bell. The early 2000s were a good time, literally the wild west :)
Saturn mods were a beotch! Wires ALLLLL over the place. PS2, Dreamcast and GameCube were all much easier. Had fun with OG XB mods too! Before selling it my XB had a 640GB HDD and all sorts of game mods and cheats. Playing Halo 1&2 with cheats was fun! Never did the Celeron mod to it though, always wanted to try that one.
 
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What is your fav games console ? o_OAnd what do you think of the mini games consoles and the maxie c64? o_O
For me the games library makes a console, the best era I am stuck between the SNES and PS3/Xbox 360.

I know PS1/PS2 days were the golden years for JRPG fans like myself but I wasnt actively using consoles then.

PS4 wasnt bad but could see the downward spiral in game quality, and PS5 game library is practically non existent. My Series S has had good use with its Xbox 360 BC library.
 
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SNES, it just held up so well vs older 3D games/consoles (Genesis too, but if I had to pick it'd be the former).
After that may as well be current so Xbox Series X and likely a Switch 2 when it comes out.

My buddy did the mods too, he also did sat. stuff with dtv at first, then disnet and bell. The early 2000s were a good time, literally the wild west :)

Paid to have a PS2 modded and it failed hard, wound up buying another.
The Dreamcast didn't really need to be modded though - you just had to know a guy who knew a guy :pimp:
 
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The disk format the Amiga systems used is not supported on Windows.

That should likely work. Only a theory though.


I used to do those mods. It was always interesting to see Sony make design changes to prevent mods from working and then the modding community quickly and easily find work-arounds for them and make new mod chips. For most of the people I knew back then, the mods were to play games from different regions rather than play "backups", though there was some of that going on.
After seeing ths video chance of any of them wotking is another thing o_O
One out of hundred works o_O
 
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this is my second favorite. I remember for my bday in highschool my Dad sent my gba to some place and they installed a backlight in it. man it helped a lot. Metroid Fusion, mega man battle network, those were some happy times for young me. what were your fav games on it?
Hard to choose. Probably the Golden Sun games
 
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I know it's kinda a douche answer, but honestly my Steam Box plugged into my TV. Boots into Steam Big Picture mode and is basically a console.

All the perks of a PC, all the casual gaming goodness of a console.
 
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