Streamer Health Pack 1 – Watch your back

You’re head down, you know you can get this one last enemy in your sights. You sneak left and right, the AI in the game is awesome and the lone enemy spots you and lets loose with a grenade launcher catching you unawares and taking away a large chunk of your remaining health. You need […]

Posted by adrian on April 11th, 2016

Dual PC Connections for Streaming

I’ve been trying to find time to work out how to explain my Dual PC streaming setup and I thought I would write a few words about it to see if it inspired me to explain everything clearly. Video: Console(s) to HDMI Switch Input 1 Gaming PC to HDMI Switch Input 2 HDMI Switch Output […]

Posted by adrian on March 9th, 2016

I built a sync-stripper cable

‘A what?’ you might say. Well thanks to Pete at www.mmmonkey.co.uk I have built a sync stripper SCART cable. To be honest the last time I picked up a soldering iron was at college, I don’t have fond memories of it and building this cable didn’t help matters. I built it wrong at least twice […]

Posted by adrian on January 6th, 2013

(Anglicising) Making the XRGB mini Framemeister work in the UK

In my last post I talked about my purchase of the XRGB mini from Japan and I wanted to add some notes about how I got it working in the UK as the mini is designed for use in Japan. First, power. The mini comes with a power supply which takes 100V 50/60Hz in and […]

Posted by adrian on October 22nd, 2012

I didn’t realise how complicated it was to connect game consoles to a TV

Since I’ve started buying a few old games consoles I have become increasingly interested in the complex world of connecting old consoles to new HD TVs. The problem in it’s simplest form is that old game consoles were designed to work with CRT TVs which display pictures in a completely different way to modern day […]

Posted by adrian on October 2nd, 2012

Retro gaming – getting started

A few months ago the ZX Spectrum had it’s 30th Birthday.  I read a lot of gaming press and there was a lot of coverage of this milestone and it made me feel very nostalgic about old games.  I never had a spectrum but I did have some consoles a bit later in my life […]

Posted by adrian on June 28th, 2012

Nintendo 64 S-video connection problems

I’ve started to get into a bit of retro gaming and recently bought a Nintendo N64 from ebay.  I wanted to connect it to my HD TV so I bought a standard Nintendo AV cable with an s-video connection. When I hooked it up the picture was absolutely atrocious and I wasn’t really sure why. […]

Posted by adrian on June 12th, 2012