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Random / Re: Hellooo?
« on: January 02, 2015, 05:25:01 PM »
Nerazim (Also a long-time member and new admin) and myself for the most part are the ones managing things, aside from cube of course. Lob, a Bit Loader+ member, is uploading games on a somewhat regular basis.

Rooskie left as well, unfortunately. I haven't seen him around in quite some time. =/

Random / Re: Hellooo?
« on: January 01, 2015, 02:13:28 AM »
You may formerly know me as WiiGamin, a very old member of the forum here. I got a new name and took up basic maintenance after the rest of the staff retired.

A lot has indeed happened over the years, but I don't know where to start since I don't know when you last visited.

Ray, Knight, Croxiane and Cube all visit on rare occasions (some rarer than others), but basically all of the old community has moved on. The staff retired when life became more important while the site itself gradually became lifeless after the Megaupload takedown. Not many frequent visitors these days, including myself. Some downloads are still maintained, but for the most part the community has unfortunately slowed down to a grinding halt.

General Chat / Re: The Pirate Bay offline after police raid in Sweden
« on: December 31, 2014, 04:05:52 AM »
Private torrent networks have long proven to be much more reliable in every way. I can't remember the last time I used a public tracker like TPB and I can't say I'm surprised by the takedown. MEGA has proven to be a special snowflake, I do like their service.

Gaming Lounge / Re: 3rd Person with Advanced Control
« on: December 27, 2014, 07:40:40 PM »
Star Citizen, Elite: Dangerous, Mass Effect's combat nuances throughout the series take time to master, Receiver, Smash Bros. 1, Melee and 4 [3DS & Wii U. Brawl can burn in hell], Xenoblade Chronicles, the Metroid series [including the Prime trilogy as an honorary and inclusive mention], and Kerbal Space Program

Honorary mentions: Mirror's Edge, Hawken, Overgrowth

I don't think League of Legends counts, personally. Others may disagree.

GameCube Help / Re: Hilarious issue with GC
« on: December 26, 2014, 01:38:11 AM »
Definitely something loose. If you're confident I would open it up and see if you can find a loose connection somewhere and patch it. Likely to be the power button, given how much it's used over time, so check that first. Alternatively it could be a loose cable on the main board. It would be a good idea to double-check the power brick's integrity and the power plug as well, just to eliminate that as a variable.

General Chat / The Pirate Bay offline after police raid in Sweden
« on: December 10, 2014, 12:44:07 PM »
The Pirate Bay has been taken offline following police raids in Stockholm, Sweden to seize control of servers, computers, and other computer-related equipment.

With no official statement to go on from The Pirate Bay, TorrentFreak reports – via its own sources – that the Police raid action was indeed against The Pirate Bay, as well as several other torrent sites.

“There has been a crackdown on a server room in Greater Stockholm. This is in connection with violations of copyright law,” reads a statement from Paul Pintér, police national coordinator for IP enforcement, according to TorrentFreak.

Further confirmation of the raid comes from prosecutor Fredrik Ingland who – according to Metro Sweden – commenced the raid.

"Several servers and computers were seized, but I don't want to say exactly how many," Ingland said to TT News Agency. "I can't say exactly what the crime is yet."

TorrentFreak goes onto report that the raid targeted a data centre in Nacka, Portlane, Sweden.

Since the raid, The Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde - who no longer works for the site - has posted a blog post titled "The Pirate Bay down, forever?" In the post, Sunde discusses his thoughts on the current state of The Pirate Bay and his displeasure at what the site has become.

"News just reached me that The Pirate Bay has been raided, again," writes Sunde. "That happened over 8 years ago last time. That time, a lot of people went out to protest and rally in the streets. Today few seem to care. And I’m one of them."

"TPB has become an institution that people just expected to be there. No one [is] willing to take the technology further. The site was ugly, full of bugs, old code and old design. It never changed except for one thing – the ads. More and more ads was filling the site, and somehow when it felt unimaginable to make these ads more distasteful they somehow ended up even worse."

According to Sunde, the original deal with the site was to have it close on its tenth anniversary.

"Instead, on that birthday, there was a party in its 'honour' in Stockholm. It was sponsored by some sexist company that sent young girls, dressed in almost no clothes, to hand out freebies to potential customers. There was a ticket price to get in, automatically excluding people with no money. The party had a set line-up with artists, scenes and so on, instead of just asking the people coming to bring the content. Everything went against the ideals that I worked for during my time as part of TPB."


General Help / Re: Open .gcp files?
« on: November 07, 2014, 02:33:11 AM »
Both of you:
Easiest way to do this is using Dolphin (GC/Wii emulator) in conjunction with an audio capture program.
If you want high fidelity audio, you can get it 9/10 this way.

That's one way to do it, but you still lose audio purity that way. [Only matters if you're obsessive about the quality] Still, in this case it may be the only option. Nice suggestion, labs, and good luck akaki.

General Help / Re: Open .gcp files?
« on: October 12, 2014, 09:24:34 PM »
In short, I don't know how to convert those.

That seems to be the raw GameCube midi format for the audio files. I'm going to be honest, how you convert them into something useful (.mp3, .flac, .aac, etc) is beyond me due to the nonstandard nature of them. As much as I've worked with game soundtracks, I never had to handle the raw GameCube format myself. There might be fan-made tools floating around somewhere, but it has been years since the GC has been relevant and the game soundtrack community is a very niche scene. If the tools exist, I wouldn't expect them to be too easy to find.

Sorry that I can't help. There's another member of the community around here who also worked extensively with game music, but I haven't seen him around for quite a while. I'm not sure if he knows, though.

General Chat / Re: About the site.
« on: October 10, 2014, 06:04:58 AM »
Labs has been very helpful for quite a while now as far a I've been able to tell. It's great to see that there are still some members willing to help others out after all this time.

I remember signing up and one of the first things I did was reply to myself in posts, got a big 'no-no' from an admin hehe ;p

You're not alone in doing silly things around here; I've done a few things I'm not too proud of, but we supposedly grow up eventually. =P

Dolphin Help / Re: Is it common that downloads here have viruses?
« on: October 03, 2014, 10:59:52 PM »
It should be a false-positive in the case of download links posted here. Our uploaders have always been very trustworthy; it would be news to me if something was up with uploads posted by ranked members. False positives can be fairly common when you're working with stuff like ROMs/ISOs.

So in short, you're good. =)

General Chat / Re: About the site.
« on: August 29, 2014, 04:37:08 AM »
I'll still come back every now and then as long as it's up.

I mirror this sentiment. Although I never post due to a very busy life, I am still ninjaing my way in and out of here on a regular basis. I would love to see this place filled with activity again one day. I am very much impressed that this ship has kept a loyal skeleton crew to keep her afloat all this time while everyone else is on indefinite shore leave. (Metaphors, because they're artsy)
Although that shouldn't come as a surprise if you really think about it - ever since it's early days as, the entire site was a labor of love by the community and it only kept growing through genuine hard work and sheer determination. I was honored to be a small part of it; you guys are awesome.

I think labs is right, 128bit still has potential to take on a new purpose and I would love to help with whatever project we come up with next.
(To labs' rough suggestions: We've never had true requirements regarding registration and it will always stay that way - no forced reg or activity quotas.)

I know that is still a very useful resource for some, despite Megaupload being taken out. The console modding scene hasn't progressed much in recent years, so perhaps it's time to expand upon the subjects that 128bit focuses on beyond classic gaming. Alternatively, a new approach to providing relevant content may be what we need. I'm just throwing some thoughts out there, I'm sure someone may have an actual idea worth playing around with. If we start on something new, I'll definitely be here to actively help. =)

Whatever the case, this forum taught me a lot and you guys are all awesome. (You know who you are) I hope the site can continue to surprise us.

PS: Speaking of surprising, this is a belated notice but this site made it to a five year anniversary last year. It exploded in 2009 though, so perhaps now this community has reached it's five year anniversary this year? ;)

Was about to post this, forgot to do it the other day. Thanks for the heads up bro, I already got mine. =)

Dolphin Help / Re: Help!!!
« on: May 28, 2014, 07:54:01 PM »
First off, posting two-let alone three times in a row-will get anyone to help you any faster and it's specifically against the forum rules. In reality, doing so may actually put people off and they might decide not to help you. This thread was reported as spam by a member of the forum, as a matter of fact. In addition to this, you posted in the wrong section outright, this goes in the Emulation Help board, not General Chat. But let me lend you a hand here.

So I'm assuming by "SA2B" you mean Sonic Adventure 2 Battle and I actually haven't heard of the VBA-M variant of VisualBoyAdvance before. [I've been out of touch with the scene for a while now] A quick search (It literally took me less than 20 seconds to find this) reveals that Dolphin officially does not support linking to VBA-M.

However, I have heard of such a link being done with VisualBoyAdvance in the past. Even better, there's a tutorial for that right on our site here.

Even better, that was literally the very first result I got when I Googled "link vba to dolphin," which was the very first search I did and it gave a ton of other useful results and videos as well. Try looking for answers before you cry to others to hand them to you on a silver platter; that's not how you learn.

Yes, that'll absolutely let you run GBA games on your DS and your GBA console. I don't have one of those myself so I don't know if it can run GB/GBC Roms too, and I don't want to lead you on with a false assumption that it does if I'm wrong. I think it will play GB/GBC ROMs (I could be wrong), but as for GBA ROMs-as TheLittlestBowl said-the EZ-FLASH IV or another Slot-2 flash card will definitely do the trick for you.

If memory serves, that EZ-FLASH IV is nearly the price of the DSTWO. The DSTWO cartridge can run DS and GBA games without any additional hardware. I've heard from other members of this community that it has near-perfect/perfect emulation on both fronts. But it'll save you some cash in just getting the EZ-FLASH IV. With that along with your R4 you'll be able to run just about everything you'll want, anyway.

Random / Re: Post your Desktop!
« on: April 29, 2014, 07:20:53 PM »
Spaces is what's showcased there, not Exposé, but I use that too.

Thanks. Like on OS X, my Windows partition cycles through several different backgrounds as well. Mostly code and anime stuff, or just Japan landscapes for the other theme.

I'm a heavy multitasker, I just can't work with a decent, uninterrupted flow without multiple desktops. Windows bugs me a lot in that regard.

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