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    < Ganoncrotch updated his status:

    So..... Spent the weekend in a Coma.

    What did I miss!!

    Ka-pi96 hates bears now.

    on 01 August 2017


    Legit... I got that wrong in the hospital, thought it was 2016, fucking wish it was, coulda went into the NX prediction threads and blown people away with what might have happened lol.

    on 01 August 2017

    Were you really hurt then? Damn. Hope you recover quickly. I wish it was 1989.

    on 01 August 2017

    I went for a nap.... woke up the following day in Hospital after passing into a deep hypoglycemic coma, heart and breathing had stopped for a bit during the night so... that was fun, now got the next 2 weeks of bruised rib cage to deal with from chest compression's, but heck, I'm alive... and there is a new season of F is for Family to sit and enjoy.

    Joked with mates that as a tribute to Romero's passing I'm now officially a Zombie :D

    on 03 August 2017

    Holy moly. So is this a pre-existing condition like sleep apnea? I have 2 friends who use the apnea breathing mask. One who needs it to eliminate possibly dying in his sleep, and another who uses it although his condition isn't as precarious. At any rate, best of luck man.

    on 03 August 2017

    Thank you kindly! The existing condition is type 1 diabetes, never have issues with sleeping but having taken a combo of too much exercise and insulin then going to lay down for a nap I basically drained away the glucose that my brain needed to function and it just passed off into a coma for about 8 hours until I was woken in the hospital with a glycagen injection or two.

    Was like a scary nightmare, I was sure I was dreaming with people around me shouting my name and stabbing me... I was just out of it completely.

    on 04 August 2017

    < AngryLittleAlchemist posted something on Ganoncrotch's wall: Lol

    < Xen posted something on Ganoncrotch's wall:

    Now then...

    I am still running clean fw on my Vita, finalizing some things before I finally decide, to hack, or not to hack.

    I have a question. How do you go about syncing trophies, since I assume many of your games are basically dumps - hence, possibly, visible as such? Internet research has been ambiguous so far, people getting banned, people not getting banned, etc...

    I do consider trophies very important. And not so much because of my (huge!) e-peen, but because in retrospect, they represent your journey through gaming (yeah, cheesy as f). I would prefer to be able to do the operation, of course.

    So, how do you go about it?

    I've never synced trophies from a dumped game, to be fair the majority of my Vita games are legit and just wanted the hack to be able to use the system for extra things which it couldn't do before such as full PSP access and Psone games.

    But for the game I did dump (downwell) I got achievements and just haven't gone near the trophies area since then.

    I would take reports with a pinch of salt but you have to remember if you are playing a digital only game on the Vita... .and you haven't bought it, it will be very clear when you upload trophies from that, that you're after stealing that game, since there is no way to have 2 accounts on a Vita so no way you would ever have access to a digital only games trophies without buying it, since you could get a retail game dump and claim you had bought it, there is no proving you didn't

    If trophies are a huge thing to you... I really would suggest not going the route of free games... that said, are trophies really worth more to you than a library of free games, plus games you can't possibly get with a non modded Vita such as Tony hawks on the psp or Every extend extra etc... some of the best psp games which had great music in them have had their music rights expire and as such you can't buy them digitally anymore from the legit store.

    on 13 July 2017

    Ah well - I still have my hacked PSP for those games that the store is now missing - I see your point though, in a while yet we will start having Vita games missing from the store as well.

    I don't care much for free games as much as I care for the ability to play things that have long been stopped from being available, that is true - frankly, I can afford a lot, and my money allows for much more than my time does. That is where my desire to hack stems from...

    As to physical dumps, I read a bunch of crap about those, really - from missing timestamps as an apparent sign of piracy, to lots of other guff.

    I am gonna go ask around on Reddit. Thanks for all your help so far.

    Downwell looks freaking amazing, by the way.

    on 15 July 2017

    < Xen posted something on Ganoncrotch's wall:

    You know, I found you on GBATemp by accident, was gonna ask you as to the state of Vita homebrew these days and ironically got an answer below!

    I really hope something as to FW>3.6 is found - would love to use homebrew, but hate losing my main PSN account. Got lots of history tied up in it.

    This is coming from somebody that loves using his PSP for homebrew - how are things on the Vita side? What can it do that the PSP can't? (aside from DS?)

    it really can't run the DS at all, can barely open most games and chugs at about 5fps at best. You know the thing with the Vita is the core clock speed isn't massively higher than the PSP's it's mostly down to there being more cores, which honestly homebrew groups haven't done a whole pile with, somewhat because of the systems lack of popularity I think in comparison to the PSP.

    Also most people have issues with using it for piracy because the 64gb cards cost over 100euro to get any real amount of storage on, so even with the games being free you are limited by the cost of storage it's a bit nuts.

    The main things it is capable of doing though would have to be
    - Mame, does a great job of it, far better than the psp ever could
    - PSP, can make a save state of the psp side of the console, so you can save a psp game anywhere with a state, it's really cool, same for psone games

    but yeah... things like N64 and such are just non existent on the console, there just doesn't seem to be a big enough user base to demand porting of the emulators to it, which is a damn shame because I've 120 starred Mario 64 on the psp and was looking forwards to seeing that on a handheld running perfectly... guess I'll have to wait for Switch virtual console hah.

    on 04 July 2017

    Can't run the DS at all eh? I was sure that if the thing exists, it runs well - most all PSP emus did - and the DS is not all that demanding. Heck, Neo-Geo is wonderful on the PSP, provided you increase the core clock to 266mhz+ .

    I am not a big arcade or MAME fan aside from that (though I am not surprised the Vita does a much better job at it than the PSP, with the right...or, rather, wrong configuration, you can even make a good PC crumble under the weight of MAME).

    The memory card thing... yeah... I was quite amazed when I saw the prices - 2008 strikes back. What size card would you recommend? I am not much of a pirate (if it exists at a decent price, I will generally buy it, but if it is outrageous, pirate the shit out of it). I far and away prefer physical media though.

    on 04 July 2017

    I'll give a full reply later but in terms of memory card, the biggest you can afford really, I had a 16GB card and honestly you'll be shuffling files over and back to the PC all the time if you want to make full use of the system.

    Long before piracy hit the Vita CMA on my PC is taking up well over 100GB with my Vita games stored on that which I was shuffling into the Vita as I was playing them or classics I wanted to keep, this December my wife (now ex lol) got me a 64gb card which is really great when it comes to filling with Vita'y goodness, I'll be honest, even the 64gb card... I have pretty much full all the time with all that is on offer if you get the most out of the system.

    on 04 July 2017

    64GB? Full? Oh dear.

    I remember owning a PSP with 2GB mem (ha), and yeah, that was quite the 1/game time experience, with extra .cso sauce. Like I said, I am not much on piracy or digital anything (I was ripping my UMD's mostly), but god damn. I was initially gonna go with 16, after your first post I expected 32, but now I am not so sure anymore.

    Despite the whole situation with your wife, at least you got an expensive memory card out of it, eh? :D

    on 04 July 2017

    Hells yeah and honestly since breaking up I've had more sex than the last few years combined XD

    The thing with the Vita though.... some of the games are absolutely massive, Killzone was over 4gb for the game if I recall and there is a lot of games which are in and around that size when they make full use of the systems video and sound capabilities. So yeah 16GB less the stuff the system takes up with it you're looking at around 2-3 big games and a few indies just.

    on 04 July 2017

    I might regret it, but if the top game size for Vita sits at about 4GB, I think I will be fine with a 32GB card - I don't play more than one (big) game at a time, anyway. Got a 16GB card for PSP, ain't ever full.

    Looking at the available library for the system though, I've been missing out insanely. seem happy from the separation, good :P

    on 05 July 2017

    Got my Vita today, FW 3.15, lol. Been a while for that, no? I barely managed to even find the system new in Finland... one freaking Gamestop in the whole capital region had... one.

    So then, how do I go about this? Do I hack it? I think I saw that you can't use PSN if hacked (no spoofing, etc), and remote play is pestering my with "system update or go to hell". Thanks for all the info so far!

    on 05 July 2017

    I'm not sure about activating a new Vita with your psn account but I know that a few months ago that was most certainly possible to do.

    As for remote play and spoofing, right now my Vita is on 3.60 which is the one needed to do piracy modding on it and that allows me to spoof it to appear up to date on the ps4 for perfect remote play, so I would really advise that you bring the machine to 3.60 first (go to gbatemp and follow the guides there) and see what you can get from the modded Vita, because the thing is, you can never downgrade the firmware, so if you go for the legit mode first, you can't go back to modded mode afterwards to check that out.

    But yeah, GBAtemp guides to how to start off hacking a Vita is the first place you should be looking with your new console, cool that you got one sub 3.60 firmware though, that's pretty much simple to hack once you get it there, just involves visiting a url from the system and that sets up a great many things.

    on 05 July 2017

    < Veknoid_Outcast posted something on Ganoncrotch's wall:

    Gonna try Tokyo Xanadu??

    Also, how are things?

    You know... I'm not actually sure if I can or not, I have my Vita held back at system software 3.60 because that opened up the system to homebrew up to and including full psp emulation along with save states now for that whole system inside the psv, while I love the look of that new game, I'm not sure it's possible for me to spoof play 3.65 games just yet on the Vita (I can access the store now and remote play with spoofing to buy games... but not sure if the newest ones will actually boot up)

    As for how are things.... things are things, life goes on and all that Jazz, seen my Ex for the first time in 5 months there for a meeting which is the start of divorce here, will take 4 years because... Ireland but it was civil, no issues, just paper work and get on with it and let her do her own thing, none of my concern anymore.

    I went on some trips away from Ireland after she returned here (abandon country lol)

    Got to see Big Ben and get a touristy pic under it :D saw royalty outside Buckingham palace and then went on another flight and landed up in Lincolnshire to visit the cathedral there and do a tour of a prison where the youngest person to die there was 8... for common thieving.... we stopped off in the cafe there to have a GP of MK8 deluxe in honor of the kid who would have fucking loved the to play that... and not have died in prison at 8!

    on 30 June 2017

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