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DarthNocturnal

Got my 2nd controller. And with that, the hunt ends. Probably for good, given how good the stock situation has been for the NES Classic (and, relatively speaking, the controllers). Even if they do unveil an N64 or GB Classic, I think they'll only be easier to get.

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Lroy

@ThanosReXXX What 'latest' version of Hakchi do you intend to use? I used Hakchi2 as you suggested on both my SNES and NES minis but am aware Hakchi CE something or other has vocal support for being the one to use?

As for the CRT filter, on my intial impressions with the NES Classic I found it to be noticeably less appealing than the same filter option on the SNES Classic. I suggested it may have had something to do with sitting closer to the TV due to the shorter cord length for the controller but alas, I've not had any more time to play with my NES Classic recently.

I'm still building up my list of games to add. Got about 200 titles and hope to be done soon. Compiling and adding the games to the system is building my anticipation to play it for months and months (years) to come once it is all done and permanently hooked up to the telly.

I intend to return to my SNES Mini and do the same - well, I'll keep the games installed at any one time to a far smaller number but at least have 200 - odd ready with artwork in Hakchi to swap on and off as I please.

Just need to make the time to finish these two little projects 😎

Anyway, best of luck with the modifications and look forward to hearing of more of your experiences with both the NES and SNES classics in the future 👍

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Eel

The only controller worth getting for these systems is a wireless one

I really wish I had bought the snes style controller instead of the nes one back then when I bought my wireless controller. Amazon had them both for like 5 bucks each and I though "well it's the nes I won't need the extra buttons".

Fast forward a year or so and the snes mini came out and the same controller was like four times more expensive.

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DarthNocturnal

I've heard good things about 8bitdo's controllers (and they sell that Classic adapter that lets their controllers work on a Classic), but availability in Canada seems... spotty at best. I'm hoping the next wave coming out late this year are more readily available.

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Eel

I have this one.

It's quite good, it comes with a built in button combination to return to the home menu, and while it works on AAA batteries, they last a long long time.

(Though seeing the reviews in the Amazon US page I'm not sure if that's a popular opinion...?)

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ThanosReXXX

@DarthNocturnal I see a lot of people just short of betting their right arm on the next Mini being a Game Boy, but personally, I think that's HIGHLY unlikely. Considering the proportions of the Minis, the screen will be even smaller than that of the Game Boy Micro, and the controls would become equally minute, making it all but unplayable.

Seeing as the previous ones were all home consoles, I think the chances of an N64 Mini are FAR more likely, and that will probably be the next Mini, provided that Nintendo actually will release another Mini, because regardless of the success of the current two Minis, that's still no guarantee.

@Lroy hakchi2 CE indeed. Which IS the latest version. It is better, more compatible, has more options and has another couple of advantages over the older version, so when I do find the time, either this coming week or the next, I'm going to give that a go.

I still don't quite understand what you mean with less appealing, since that is of course on one hand also a personal and/or taste thing, and for me personally, the only thing that I noticed, is that it seemed a bit softer, but that can also be the combination of the filter with 8 bit graphics, versus how the filter would display on 16 bit graphics. I would have to hook up the SNES Mini again to see if there actually IS a difference, because there may not be any at all. And I'm sitting just as far away from the screen as with the SNES Mini, thanks to the EXTRA long extension cords I ordered this time, so that also doesn't influence my impression of it.

The best way would probably be to do a side by side, but unfortunately, that's not an option for me, since I only have one HD TV, and only one TV with HDMI inputs. So, the best thing I could do, is just do a comparison by eye, by booting them up, one after the other.

As for the SNES Mini: that's done and dusted. My list is complete, and I'm going to leave all the games on there, so no swapping out for me. All I'll probably do, is update it to hakchi2 CE, but no changes will be made to my games list.

@Yosheel Wireless controllers for retro systems? Blasphemy, absolute blasphemy, I tell you...

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DarthNocturnal

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Keep in mind that "Mini“ isn't the official name. They could probably just sell something that's the same size as the original GB, but with modern innards and features (backlight, save states, rechargeable batteries, maybe wireless if they're feeling generous). Then throw in 30 (or more) of the best GB/C had to offer, and you're done.

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Eel

Nintendo markets these as classic editions. Not minis.

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gcunit

Bear in mind though, if they released a Gameboy Classic with built in battery (a) the battery would likely be bespoke and therefore difficult to replace in the future and (b) the device would be less likely to have a USB port, so how would Nintendo enable us to fill out with ROMs as they've so kindly done with the other Classics?

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DarthNocturnal

The Classics are powered by run-of-the-mill smartphone USB chargers... why would (or should) they change that for a Classic with an actual rechargeable battery? Aside from undesired hacking (which they clearly don't seem to care much about, if the SNES Classic is any indication).

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ThanosReXXX

@DarthNocturnal Well, the name of the current two consoles is Classic Mini, and so far, we've had two 1/4 sized consoles, so I'd say it's pretty safe to say that this miniaturizing is the gimmick of them, so I'm not expecting there to be any full-sized one, much less a handheld, since we've only had consoles so far.

So, my money is on the N64 being next. And I wouldn't even be surprised, if that will be the last for some time to come as well, but we'll just have to wait and see what happens, I suppose. I'll publicly eat my words, and some humble pie, right here on NLife, if it somehow DOES turn out to be a Game Boy Mini...

@Yosheel They're called Classics in America, Minis in Europe and in Asia. Classic Minis, to be exact, so they very much ARE marketed as Minis. And seeing as they are also physically miniaturized, I'd say that the question about what is more likely to come next, is quite easy...

@gcunit I don't think that this will ever be a concern or a goal for Nintendo, so we can more than likely cross that one of the list of "reasons why they wouldn't do a Game Boy Classic/Mini"...

But, having said that, you just pointed out yet another very good reason, why there probably isn't going to be a Game Boy Classic Mini...

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gcunit

@DarthNocturnal You're right. I completely overlooked the need to charge the battery...

I've had a busy day.

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DarthNocturnal

If miniaturizing it would negatively impact enjoyability, I don't don't they'd care what their prior marketing tag was in any region. It's one word. Just adopt the “Classic“ tag in other regions. Problem solved.

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Eel

They could easily miniaturize the original game boy design to be more the size of the Gameboy color or even a bit smaller.

It would still be "mini" compared to the original. And to be honest the screen could be way smaller if they used better, backlight screens.

Anyway all this mini talk made me return to my playthrough of final fantasy 1. Got the class change at level 15, I heard the earliest you get it the better.

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Lroy

@ThanosReXXX So you've changed your mind about Hakchi CE? That was the software version I originally suggested I may use back when I got my SNES Mini but you strongly advised against it as you said it was 'a fork' and not an official revision?

It doesn't really matter now as the Hakchi2 software seems to have worked for me - touch wood - with very little issues thus far. However, I am now curious as to what brought about the change of heart on your estimation of the CE variant?

Be good to know what IS the most recommended software to use going forward as I have had friends ask me my advice on what software to use and would rather pass on the best recommendation. I had been suggesting Hakchi2 as you and others had suggested previously.

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ThanosReXXX

@Lroy The change of heart mostly comes from the fact that CE seems to be the version that keeps getting more updates, so apparently, the standard version has been surpassed, and I keep hearing good things about it. I'm not completely sure yet, but when I have the time, I'm going to dive into the available info to get a clear picture of the pros and cons of each version over the other.

And of course, the standard version also works; it's what's currently still installed on my SNES Mini (which I've re-modded three times in total, after every hakchi2 update), and I would dare to wager a bet that even an older version of hakchi2 would also still work just fine, but newer is usually better, but I want to be 110% sure, so once I have all the info, I'll give you an update.

Might take a while, though, so if you're pressed for time to find out, then I would advice you to look up some info or comparison videos, and make up your own mind on the matter.

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Lroy

@ThanosReXXX Thanks for getting back to me fella. That all makes sense. I think for the time being with my own minis I will stick with the version of Hakchi2 I have. If then in future it is evident CE is now the way to go, I may look into migrating over.

As for advice for newcomers, I'll suggest they look into both Hakchi2 and CE to make up their own mind - as you surmised.

Best of luck with the tinkering if and when you do it and here's to playing some great NES and SNES games on these adorable little machines 👌

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ThanosReXXX

@Lroy Hear! Hear!
And my pleasure...

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will this fad please die.
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