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Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:25 am
by A. Spruce
You're always welcome here, we enjoy having you around. 8-)

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:16 pm
by emtnut
Hmmmm... we're on a new page ... should I bring forward Sprucy's pic for Aaron ??? :lol:

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:32 pm
by A. Spruce
you just want to see Aaron's head explode! :lol:

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:56 pm
by Aaron
I'm going to have to be like Dia and take leave for periods at a time.

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:10 pm
by A. Spruce
Aaron wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:56 pm
I'm going to have to be like Dia and take leave for periods at a time.
It won't help, Nutzy will still pull that image forward when you come back. :lol:

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:39 pm
by Dia
Which pic is it? I can't remember...

Is it this one:
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Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:53 pm
by Aaron
Omg. Trolls. All of you.

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:35 am
by A. Spruce
Nah, trolling would be to make that your avatar, but I wouldn't abuse my powers to do such a thing . . . Or would I? :? :| :twisted: :lol:

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:05 am
by Aaron
Oh that's worse than trolling, that's "pwning".

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pwn

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:24 am
by Dia
I'm having flashbacks to my WoW days.

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:52 am
by Aaron
I avoided that one. A lot of my friends are recovering WoW addicts.

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:18 pm
by emtnut
OK, i'll bite ... what's a Wow ?? :?

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:19 pm
by emtnut
Dia wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:24 am
I'm having flashbacks to my WoW days.
Flashbacks ... at your age :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:40 pm
by A. Spruce
emtnut wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:18 pm
OK, i'll bite ... what's a Wow ?? :?
That's when you see or hear something and are gobsmacked by the overwhelmingness of it. Usually followed by :roll: or :? or :shock:

:lol: :lol:

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:55 pm
by emtnut
A. Spruce wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:40 pm
emtnut wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:18 pm
OK, i'll bite ... what's a Wow ?? :?
That's when you see or hear something and are gobsmacked by the overwhelmingness of it. Usually followed by :roll: or :? or :shock:

:lol: :lol:
Thanks buddy, but I know what 'wow' means :mrgreen:

I never heard of a recovering WoW addict thou :? :?

Mebbe I'm just gettin' old :shock:

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:09 pm
by A. Spruce
you old guys, we gotsa essplain everything to ya, don't we? :roll: :lol:

WoW = World of Warcraft = video/online game

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:19 pm
by emtnut
A. Spruce wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:09 pm
you old guys, we gotsa essplain everything to ya, don't we? :roll: :lol:

WoW = World of Warcraft = video/online game
Well, YA .. YOU DO !!!

Not into video games, not for decades anyways.
There was a time when I spent a lot of time playing 'battlezone' ... turns out, there was better stuff to do :mrgreen:

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:02 pm
by A. Spruce
I liked a few video games back in the day, I was never good at them though. A friend had a Pong machine and an Atari, which, in their day, were the bees knees! :lol:

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:49 pm
by Aaron
I've had an NES, SNES, N64, and Wii. The NES had the most "magic", SNES wowed me the most with video and sound, and the Wii was just plain fun and entertaining many many years after the N64, which was a too-little too-late followup to SNES and made me lose interest in consoles in general until the Wii came along like 10 years later.

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:53 pm
by A. Spruce
I've had 3 consoles and only found one game on each that I liked to play. One of these days I'll figure out how to set up a PC to run all the games, past and present, that I want to play.The BIGGEST problem with consoles is that once the maker moves on to the next greatest thing, you can't buy new controllers anymore. I've got an original xbox and none of the aftermarket controllers are worth a darn.

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:16 am
by Aaron
The original Xbox is very old. I had a second-hand one for a short time so I could hack it to install a bigger hard drive with a catalog of games, removing the requirement for loading one game per disc. After I successfully did the hack I lost interest and gave it away.

Interestingly, old Xbox is just a Pentium III computer. Those controllers connect via a proprietary connector but they are actually just USB.

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:58 pm
by A. Spruce
There are hacked Xboxes on Craigslist with hundreds of games on them for pretty cheap, I'm not into buying hacked stuff, simply because I don't trust most people to know what the heck they're doing, and if there's a problem with it, who's gonna be able to fix it?

So you're saying that if I can identify the pins in the OEM controller vs a USB, I can hotwire a good quality USB controller to my needs? I've thought about doing this, but figured that there'd be software conflicts attaching a non Macro Crap controller to an Xbox.

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:55 pm
by A. Spruce
And that's why we don't let Aaron hold the ladder anymore! :lol:
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Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:07 am
by A. Spruce
And so our little sis doesn't feel left out, here's one for the resident troublemaker. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:14 am
by Aaron
A. Spruce wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:55 pm
And that's why we don't let Aaron hold the ladder anymore! :lol:
Funny photoshop with all the paint tools flying everywhere with the ladder falling down!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
A. Spruce wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:58 pm
There are hacked Xboxes on Craigslist with hundreds of games on them for pretty cheap, I'm not into buying hacked stuff, simply because I don't trust most people to know what the heck they're doing, and if there's a problem with it, who's gonna be able to fix it?
You! You fix it! Lol

Typically those hacked systems should work indefinitely so long as you just play the games and don't screw around with the system settings and stuff.
A. Spruce wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:58 pm
So you're saying that if I can identify the pins in the OEM controller vs a USB, I can hotwire a good quality USB controller to my needs? I've thought about doing this, but figured that there'd be software conflicts attaching a non Macro Crap controller to an Xbox.
Well if you take an old Xbox controller and chop the cable and splice on a standard USB-A connector to it, there are some open source drivers that detect the device in Windows.

Now whether you can use a third party controller with old Xbox, I have no idea. I have to believe the old Xbox has been hacked to the point where you could use whatever controller you wanted with it. Including perhaps a keyboard and mouse!

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:17 am
by A. Spruce
Since there is only one game per platform that has ever interested me, sounds like a better plan is to simply set up a PC with emulators for all the consoles. No hacking necessary, unless you consider emulators hacking! :lol:

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:18 am
by Aaron
A. Spruce wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:07 am
And so our little sis doesn't feel left out, here's one for the resident troublemaker. :mrgreen:
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:lol:

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:20 am
by Aaron
A. Spruce wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:17 am
Since there is only one game per platform that has ever interested me, sounds like a better plan is to simply set up a PC with emulators for all the consoles. No hacking necessary, unless you consider emulators hacking! :lol:
Yeah, agreed, that's probably the way to go.

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:26 am
by A. Spruce
Playstation actually has a couple games that span several generations of console that I'd like to try, The Last of Us and Uncharted.

Another problem with modern consoles is downloadable content, I'd rather buy game disks than D/L content via a paid subscription.

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:19 am
by Shannon
We can only handle one Dia around here for sure...she is a hand full!