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Re: Deathsmiles 2 [CAVE PCB, 2009]
« Reply #421 on: December 13, 2010, 10:41:59 AM »
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Re: Deathsmiles 2 [CAVE PCB, 2009]
« Reply #422 on: December 13, 2010, 11:22:39 AM »
Disappointed? Also, you forgot to watermark the picture.  :facepalm:

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Re: Deathsmiles 2 [CAVE PCB, 2009]
« Reply #423 on: December 13, 2010, 12:30:06 PM »
The plan is to leave it until Christmas day. Unfortunately there is no parents wardrobe enforcing this rule so I may give in to temptation. It's v4.0 so it should be relatively bug free. :righton: The  :whyioughtta: was simply because i'm slightly embarrassed. I really didn't think I'd buy this hunk of Windows.

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Re: Deathsmiles 2 [CAVE PCB, 2009]
« Reply #424 on: December 13, 2010, 01:18:55 PM »
Awesome pick up. The arcade game is so very nice.

But wow, that windows PCB box thing is huge.  :o
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Re: Deathsmiles 2 [CAVE PCB, 2009]
« Reply #425 on: December 13, 2010, 06:11:51 PM »
SP, let us know of the HDMI port is active.  It would be cool if that could be used with an HDTV.. would make for a simple supergun setup.

That's definitely huge though. 

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Re: Deathsmiles 2 [CAVE PCB, 2009]
« Reply #426 on: December 13, 2010, 06:27:50 PM »
Aren't these being "blown out"

SP, does that downscale to 24k or 15k?

I'd be interested in picking one up. But last time I went looking for one, everyone told me to stay away.

Let me know if it's worth it to a Deathsmiles fan.

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Re: Deathsmiles 2 [CAVE PCB, 2009]
« Reply #427 on: December 13, 2010, 06:43:55 PM »
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Let me know if it's worth it to a Deathsmiles fan.

I've been talking about how awesome this game is for over a year. Plenty of people around here have recently seen the light and they too now know what I've been talking about.

The port is great to have too for the awesome 16:9 IIX mode, which you can't play anywhere else.
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Re: Deathsmiles 2 [CAVE PCB, 2009]
« Reply #428 on: December 13, 2010, 07:26:57 PM »
Why no ports out of curiosity?

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Re: Deathsmiles 2 [CAVE PCB, 2009]
« Reply #429 on: December 13, 2010, 08:28:05 PM »
Why no ports out of curiosity?

I heard the port is terrible.

Plus, it's exciting to acquire new hardware in this hobby.

I knew what I was getting into when I bought my first PCB...




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Re: Deathsmiles 2 [CAVE PCB, 2009]
« Reply #430 on: December 13, 2010, 09:45:47 PM »

I heard the port is terrible.



Not terrible, but not great. Without the patch, the slowdown is really accurate.

If you have an extra $1000+ laying around and are a fan of Deathsmiles, buy the PCB. If not, the port will do just fine, and the IIX mode is superb and looks far better than the PCB.

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Plus, it's exciting to acquire new hardware in this hobby.

Absolutely.  :righton:
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Re: Deathsmiles 2 [CAVE PCB, 2009]
« Reply #431 on: December 13, 2010, 11:41:58 PM »

I heard the port is terrible.



Not terrible, but not great. Without the patch, the slowdown is really accurate.

If you have an extra $1000+ laying around and are a fan of Deathsmiles, buy the PCB. If not, the port will do just fine, and the IIX mode is superb and looks far better than the PCB.

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Plus, it's exciting to acquire new hardware in this hobby.

Absolutely.  :righton:


Will DS 2 downscale to a MS9?

I'm very interested in picking one up.

Where can I obtain a kit or PCB?


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Re: Deathsmiles 2 [CAVE PCB, 2009]
« Reply #432 on: December 14, 2010, 01:06:00 AM »
I would give it a good look over before you buy. I loved the 1st one but hate the second, I confess for shallow reasons. I hate the sub-par 3D. I'm not anti 3D either when it looks like RSG, Ikaruga, Gradius 5 or even Border Down.

The 360 mode helps with the visuals but....     you'll find out I guess either way. Different strokes for different folks but I thought the visuals were a major step backwards for cave.

I'm curious what your impressions will be of it once you snag it. I love pretty much all their games in some way....   This one, I own because...   I guess because it got a port @ 70.00 bucks and I was curious.

I'm glad they tossed that hardware aside and went back to the SH3 hardware....    for now anyways. I'd like to see a successor to the SH3 that's not just a weak PC in a box.

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Re: Deathsmiles 2 [CAVE PCB, 2009]
« Reply #433 on: December 14, 2010, 01:46:02 AM »
I would give it a good look over before you buy. I loved the 1st one but hate the second, I confess for shallow reasons. I hate the sub-par 3D. I'm not anti 3D either when it looks like RSG, Ikaruga, Gradius 5 or even Border Down.

The 360 mode helps with the visuals but....     you'll find out I guess either way. Different strokes for different folks but I thought the visuals were a major step backwards for cave.

I'm curious what your impressions will be of it once you snag it. I love pretty much all their games in some way....   This one, I own because...   I guess because it got a port @ 70.00 bucks and I was curious.

I'm glad they tossed that hardware aside and went back to the SH3 hardware....    for now anyways. I'd like to see a successor to the SH3 that's not just a weak PC in a box.

I know they can use a SH-4 based board... Pretty similar to the hardware used in the Dreamcast.

I'm with you, I'm not a fan of 3D - but I really love the way the first Deathsmiles plays, so I'm willing to give DS2 a chance if it's cheap ($1000) enough.

It's time for me to pick up a new game.

I doubt I'm gonna find a reasonably priced Akai Katana at the moment, but I'm sure boards will pop up as people tire of the game.

Just not a price I'm willing to pay right now.

I'm thinking about some other games, but nothing solid yet.

DS2 seems like a good fit.




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Re: Deathsmiles 2 [CAVE PCB, 2009]
« Reply #434 on: December 14, 2010, 08:05:00 AM »
I think it is 31KHz only. I see no dip switches or any mention of 15KHz in the instructions (a fold out leaflet), not that I read Japanese. Don't recall anyone seeing it in low res anywhere.

I'd like to confirm whether HDMI works but I'm a bit reluctant to plug it in my plasma to find out. Paranoid? Probably. I would imagine it's an inactive port on the off the shelf video hardware, Cave have no reason to include it. Don't all HDTVs have a VGA port anyway? Same difference.

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Re: Deathsmiles 2 [CAVE PCB, 2009]
« Reply #435 on: December 14, 2010, 08:22:40 AM »
I think it is 31KHz only. I see no dip switches or any mention of 15KHz in the instructions (a fold out leaflet), not that I read Japanese. Don't recall anyone seeing it in low res anywhere.

Time to invest in an Ultracade Universal Video Converter?  =D It can convert even to 15/24kHz without lag or breaking anything.

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Re: Deathsmiles 2 [CAVE PCB, 2009]
« Reply #436 on: December 14, 2010, 09:23:35 AM »
Looks like I'm out of the running on a DS2...

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Re: Deathsmiles 2 [CAVE PCB, 2009]
« Reply #437 on: December 14, 2010, 01:37:34 PM »
Looks like I'm out of the running on a DS2...

Go ahead and grab one man.  If it turns out that you can't use it with your cabs, it looks like it would make a nice collectible coffee table.

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Re: Deathsmiles 2 [CAVE PCB, 2009]
« Reply #438 on: December 14, 2010, 02:25:03 PM »
Go ahead and grab one man.  If it turns out that you can't use it with your cabs, it looks like it would make a nice collectible coffee table.

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Re: Deathsmiles 2 [CAVE PCB, 2009]
« Reply #439 on: December 14, 2010, 04:56:07 PM »
Looks like I'm out of the running on a DS2...

Go ahead and grab one man.  If it turns out that you can't use it with your cabs, it looks like it would make a nice collectible coffee table.

Or I can use it to backup my iPad.

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Re: Deathsmiles 2 [CAVE PCB, 2009]
« Reply #440 on: December 15, 2010, 09:20:45 PM »
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Not terrible, but not great. Without the patch, the slowdown is really accurate.

Is it worth it to delete the patch? How much did it change things?

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Re: Deathsmiles 2 [CAVE PCB, 2009]
« Reply #441 on: December 15, 2010, 09:25:23 PM »
I still vastly prefer the patched version to the non-pached version. If you only want to play with Lei in Arcade mode, you don't care that it only saves your most recent score, you don't mind the various annoying bugs and inaccuracies (wire frame boxes around your character, snake enemies that are too small, color/brightness problems through some inputs (such as HDMI), OSD disappearing in some hectic areas of stages, etc), and you don't plan on playing any other mode (DSIIX mode is worthless without the patch due to a glaring end bonus glitch) then delete the patch.
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