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  1. As much as I love Sega it seems about the only system that gets any homebrew love is the Dreamcast.
  2. Feels like it's been forever since I could do any work here.  Looks like it’s time for a couple face-lifts and the Sega posts are well over due...

  3. Can’t see the rest of the forum? READ THIS THREAD. First off, welcome to 8BitRat Consoles but now we need to get to the matter at hand. If the only thing you can see is “Read Before Posting” section under forums, your account still needs to be verified/activated. When you're finished registering for our site a confirmation email should've been sent to you, which you may have missed. Please, double check your junk/spam folder and ensure it didn’t get filtered there. If you don’t find it, you can easily resend the confirmation email by doing the following: Click the “Existing User? Sign In” link in the top right corner of the page. Login with your registration username/email and password. Click “Resend Confirmation Email” and another confirmation email will be sent to you. It can take a couple minutes for you to receive the email but once you do click "Validate my Email Address". From here you should be able to view, comment, post, and download to your hearts content. If you don’t remember your registration username/email or password please contact us by email at 8BitRat@gmail.com or simply post below.
  4. Post Reporting System

    Post Reporting System 8BitRat Consoles has a reporting system in place that will allow us to better moderate the forums. This system is to be used by any member to report violates of the Forum Guidelines and Rules such as spam, flaming, trolling, etc. The Forum Guidelines and Rules can be found HERE. Once a post has been reported we will be notified and a staff member will deal with the post and poster as quickly as possible. Please refrain from abusing our reporting system. Abuse of the reporting system includes but are not limited to: Reporting posts by a user for trivial/personal reasons. Reporting random posts across the boards. Do not, however, let this discourage you from reporting infringing posts. The “Report Post” link is located on the posted page on the same line as the posters username.
  5. Couldn't agree more on this. There are some great homebrews out there but most of what you find are hacks of one variety or another... As I see it homebrews are a original work using little or no material from other games whereas hacks use the original game or materials and make modifications. Don't get me wrong, there are some great hacks out there but for the most part they're just retextured versions of their original counterpart. (Amy in Sonic the Hedgehog 1, Super Link Bros, etc.) To add something from left field, repros are a different subject altogether that, in my opinion, either shouldn't be made at all or should be obviously labeled as such. Far too often disreputable sellers post cases, manuals, and games they have reproduced as a original run product that sadly fool to many startup collectors.
  6. Forum Guidelines and Rules

    Forum Guidelines and Rules 8BitRat Consoles was started in Aug 2014 and this forum was created for people who enjoy the great hunt as much as they enjoy learning about, repairing, and modifying classic game systems. This forum's purpose is to provide a trustworthy and secure place for anyone and to that purpose please take a moment to read the site rules below carefully before using this website. All users of this site agree that access to and use of this site are subject to the following rules as well as the Terms and Conditions of Use found HERE and other applicable law. Listen to the staff: The Moderators and Admins are in their positions because they know the rules and have been given the rights to enforce them. If one of us ask you to do something, or stop doing something, it would be in your best interest to comply with the request. We reserve the right to ban any member who violates our rules or disrupts the community. On a side note, if you’re not a moderator and see something that needs to be handled, send a message to one of the moderators or admin. Do NOT impersonate a staff member to try and remedy the issue. Advertising: Do not advertise your products, site, or forums on this site unless you have prior authorization from a Admin. If you signed up just to advertise something, you will be banned on the spot. Spamming: Spam bots will mostly be blocked from the start but when they are found to have made it in they will be banned. Spamming of any kind is not permitted. Spamming includes but are not limited to: Using the forum to excessively promote your personal views. This includes religious, political, ethical, or even over posting your views on a certain games or systems. It is great to be passionate about your favorite systems but do not allow your views to disrupt the forum. Posting messages to promote a product or service that has no relevance to the forum. If you want to promote your product contact a Admin and we usually will have no issue as long as it is in the realm of classic/retro electronics. We understand that sometimes it takes time to get a response to a issue you may have but refrain from mass posting your issue to try and make someone respond… Most likely you will get a response from a Moderator or Admin and you probably won’t like the response. Trolling & Personal Attacks: Treat everyone here as if you are talking to them in person. If you wouldn’t act or say something to them in person don’t try and act big and bad on here. You won’t be impressing anyone and it’s an easy way to catch a Admin’s attention in a bad way. Now if you’re a jerk in person try to tone it down here. Trolling and personal attacked will not be tolerated in the forums, blogs, articles, or personal messaging. We know some discussions can become heated but we ask all our members to conduct themselves in a respectable manner. Trolling is easiest to defines as a member disrupting a thread by posting messages that are off-topic, rude, or inciting. This is a very simplified version of what trolling is but it gives a general idea of what you should avoid posting. Personal attacks are simply defined as any posting or private message that is intended to discriminate or demean our members and can include but are not limited to racial, ethnic, or gender-based insults. If anyone feels as if they have been a victim of the above contact a Moderator or Admin and we will handle the situation appropriately. Explicit and Offensive Imagery: Many of our members are younger visitors and as such one of our biggest rule is that all posts must remain 80's style PG-13. This includes but isn’t limited to forum, blog, or article posts as well as your avatars, profile pictures, and signature image or text. A simple rule for what you shouldn’t post would be “would I want my little girl or boy to see this”. Pirated Software/Music/Movies/etc: At 8BitRat Consoles we do not condone the distribution or use of any pirated software, music, movies, or other copyrighted media. If you are found to be posting downloads for pirated material of any kind you will be automatically banned without warning. You are not permitted to post copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or the ”Fair Use” rules are followed EXACTLY. You will adhere to the “Fair Use” rules as well as the following for all copyrighted material posted: The copyright notice appears in all copies you post. Use of such material from this website is for informational and non-commercial use only. No modifications of any material are made. Do not post the entire contents of a story or article from another website directly into a posting. If you find a particularly good article or guide you may link to it and / or contact the original author to request authorization to post it to the site. 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Changes to our Forum Guidelines and Rules: 8BitRat Consoles may revise these Forum Guidelines and Rules at any time without notice. You should visit this page periodically to review these Forum Guidelines and Rules. If you violate any of these Forum Guidelines and Rules, your permission to use the materials contained in this website could be terminate. The Forum Guidelines and Rules were last modified on April 13, 2017. Questions and feedback: If you require any more information or have any questions about our Terms and Conditions of Use, please contact us by email at 8BitRat@gmail.com.
  7. We are currently working on all of the misc section "A Brief History" write-ups and will have them out in the next few days.

  8. Registration Terms and Conditions of Use Please take a moment to read the site Terms and Conditions of Use carefully before using this website. All users of this site agree that access to and use of this site are subject to the following Terms and Conditions of Use and other applicable law. If you do not accept the Terms and Conditions of Use stated here, do not use this website. 8BitRat Consoles authorizes the use or material on this website provided that: The copyright notice appears in all copies. Use of such material from this website is for informational and non-commercial or personal use only and will not be copied or posted on any network computer or broadcast in any media. No modifications of any material are made. Use for any other purpose is expressly prohibited by law and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators can be banned, warned, or potentially prosecuted. 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Changes to our Terms and Conditions of Use: 8BitRat Consoles may revise these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time without notice. You should visit this page periodically to review these Terms and Conditions of Use. If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions of Use, your permission to use the materials contained in this website could be terminate. The Terms and Conditions of Use were last modified on February 21, 2017. Your consent: By accessing this website or providing Personal Information, as defined above, you signify that you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Use. Furthermore, by using our site, you agree not to post any material knowingly false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of personal privacy, or in violation of any law. Also, you will not post copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or the ”Fair Use” rules are followed EXACTLY. 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  9. Privacy Policy

    Privacy Policy This Privacy Policy describes the types of 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) collected and how we use and manage such information. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect, and otherwise handle your PII. Information collected: We collect information when you register, place an order, enter a contest or promotion, respond to a survey or communication such as e-mail, or participate in other site features. When ordering, or registering, we may ask you for your name, e-mail, mailing address, phone number, credit card or other information. We also collect information about gift recipients so that we can fulfill the gift purchase. The information we collect about gift recipients is not used for marketing purposes. Like many websites, we use "cookies" to enhance your experience and gather information about visitors and visits to our websites. Visitor information use: We may use the information we collect when you register, purchase products, enter contest or promotion, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways: To personalize your site experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested. To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests. To quickly process your transactions. To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature. If you have opted-in to receive our e-mail newsletter, we may send you periodic e-mails. Visitors who register or participate in other site features such as marketing programs and 'members-only' content will be given a choice whether they would like to be on our e-mail list and receive e-mail communications from us. Visitor information protection: We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. When you place orders or access your personal information, we offer the use of a secure server. Cookies: Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart. Understand and save user's preferences for future visits. Keep track of advertisements. Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions to better offer site experiences and tools in the future. 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They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. For Bing Ad's policies click HERE. Third party links: Third party links may be included on our site to provide you a better user experience. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by 8BitRat Consoles of the contents on such third-party websites. These linked sites have separate and independent privacy policies. 8BitRat Consoles has no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations, either expressed or implied, regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party websites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these linked sites (including if a specific link does not work). Changes to our Privacy Policy: 8BitRat Consoles may revise these Privacy Policies at any time without notice. You should visit this page periodically to review these policies. The Privacy Policies were last modified on February 21, 2017. Your consent: By accessing this website or providing Personal Information, as defined above, you signify that you agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy. Furthermore, by using our site, you agree not to post any material knowingly false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of personal privacy, or in violation of any law. Also, you will not post copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or the ”Fair Use” rules are followed EXACTLY. If you disagree with any term in this Privacy Policy, please do not access the site or provide us with Personal Information. Questions and feedback: If you require additional information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact us by email at 8BitRat@gmail.com.
  10. Useful Links

    Below are links to sites that we order from to complete most of the repairs, mods, and cleaning that are shown in our guides. CONSOLE5: Console5 sells some great kits to repair and modernize classic electronics. CASH-IN-CULTURE: Great guys that come up with some awesome NES homebrew games. MCM: MCM sells tons of great quality products and usually has killer sales. JAMECO: Between MCM & Jameco I can usually find anything I need. ALLIED ELECTRONICS: Killer A/V jacks and most of the items you are usually looking for can be found here. ELECTRONICS GOLDMINE: My kids love the kits they sell and they are almost always cheaper than anyone else. DIGI-KEY: Tons of great products. If you can't find what you need here then it doesn't exist anymore. MOUSER: Great products for about any of your repair and modernization needs. PENDING: Want me to put your banner on my site, contact us with the link below. (If you find any dead links or have one you want added, feel free to comment below.)
  11. Shout-Outs

    Below are all the people that have contributed in some way to the creation of this site. Above all else, my children, who have reminded me of how classic gaming can bring a family together. SluggerCat and NCR, who have kept me on track all these years. MokiePoet and Victoria, who have written many of the "A Brief History" articles. AbbyNormal and DragonBreath, who have edited or created most of the images used on our forum. SSGV and Chakan516, without whom I would have had no one to argue with constantly over what systems are the best. Donors: SluggerCat NCR Bones (This list will expand as time goes on and I send a big thank you to everyone on this list that has helped me along the way.)
  12. Nintendo SNES - Yellow Removal

    Took a couple days but it looked like new when it was done.

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  13. The "Before" picture is after a little cleaning so you can see there was a board there. Ended up looking decent but I had to work on it to remove a small shadow when playing.

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  14. Sega Genesis Model 1 - A/V mod

    My first Sega Genesis A/V Mod.

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  15. Nintendo SNES - Custom Paint

    Some custom SNES systems I made for a couple friends.... Not the best work but they loved them.

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