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by graefocs
13 Jul 2009, 16:22
Forum: OT and Forum Meta
Topic: Need Some Advice
Replies: 13
Views: 5981

Re: Need Some Advice

WSJ Online is a great paper to read. Even though it sounds like a financial paper, it's not and covers many worldly and cultural issues (including popular culture). It's very well written, and is geared towards an audience of a more distinguished caliber. Its readership consists mainly of highly edu...
by graefocs
08 Jul 2009, 12:01
Forum: General
Topic: MIA
Replies: 11
Views: 5042

Re: MIA

I'm back! Sorry I didn't hop in on any games last night. I got drawn into the COD5 rank grind. Yeah this was pretty quick. The system was only in their facilities for less than 24 hours. It was the UPS trip there and back that took the most time. I sent it on a Thursday and it was back to me by the ...
by graefocs
06 Jul 2009, 23:50
Forum: General
Topic: MIA
Replies: 11
Views: 5042

Re: MIA

Thanks. I looked it up and there is a lot of info out there on how to identify Zephyr vs Falcon vs Jasper.
by graefocs
06 Jul 2009, 22:20
Forum: General
Topic: MIA
Replies: 11
Views: 5042

Re: MIA

Is there anyway to check whether the motherboard i get back (if they replace it) is falcon or not?
by graefocs
06 Jul 2009, 22:19
Forum: Projects
Topic: So I just bought a set of arcade twinsticks....
Replies: 31
Views: 13159

Re: So I just bought a set of arcade twinsticks....

By the way, what kind of joystick handles are those? I can tell they are not the Sanwa ones. But they also do not look like the Sega ones that are on the DC and SS sticks, which I thought was the same molding they used for the arcades. The turbo button is rectangular instead of circular like on my D...
by graefocs
06 Jul 2009, 22:16
Forum: Projects
Topic: So I just bought a set of arcade twinsticks....
Replies: 31
Views: 13159

Re: So I just bought a set of arcade twinsticks....

Wow... how does one play with that on their lap? Better watch out for the rusty edges. I think you can get all sorts of sick from that. I'm guessing you're going to mount this. By the way, there are 2 different auctions on ebay right now for the entire sit-in cabinets. I think one was in Cali for pi...
by graefocs
06 Jul 2009, 17:22
Forum: Projects
Topic: Twin stick for sale at this site if you're interested.
Replies: 1
Views: 2371

Re: Twin stick for sale at this site if you're interested.

I bought my old Tekken hori sticks from there in the past. I had a positive experience... although I've read that others have had trouble with them.
by graefocs
03 Jul 2009, 13:45
Forum: General
Topic: Good Games/ Bad Games Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 155942

Re: Good Games/ Bad Games Thread

majiteque, leave your gamertag in the gamertag thread. There is usually someone playing.
by graefocs
02 Jul 2009, 13:51
Forum: General
Topic: GamerTags
Replies: 225
Views: 118842

Re: GamerTags

OK I just added another batch to my friends list. Once I get my FB360 back, I'll connect everyone and get our parties started again. So accept the invites people! Funny when you guys post your gamertags here and don't accept. I eventually have to retract the invite because it causes me to have to sc...
by graefocs
02 Jul 2009, 01:03
Forum: General
Topic: Good Games/ Bad Games Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 155942

Re: Good Games/ Bad Games Thread

Man, spectator mode must be cool. No longer do we need to worry about having an uneven number of players in the lobby, or worry that your opponent goes idle leaving you without a matchup. Is it possible and smooth to record matches seen in spectator mode? I can't wait till I get my repaired failbox ...
by graefocs
01 Jul 2009, 20:54
Forum: General
Topic: MIA
Replies: 11
Views: 5042

Re: MIA

I think they also sometimes give you someone else's motherboard refurbished... either way, I'll be pretty happy when I get it back.
by graefocs
01 Jul 2009, 20:46
Forum: Projects
Topic: Looks like making a custom twin stick is the way to go.
Replies: 30
Views: 17833

Re: Looks like making a custom twin stick is the way to go.

For this type of electronics, you should go with a 60/40 rosin core solder. I use the 0.32" diameter stuff from Radio Shack and it works great. It is thin enough to get inside any cramped controller circuit board. My technique is to stick the soldering iron tip directly into the joint touching both ...
by graefocs
01 Jul 2009, 15:57
Forum: Projects
Topic: Looks like making a custom twin stick is the way to go.
Replies: 30
Views: 17833

Re: Looks like making a custom twin stick is the way to go.

also, there are 2 main ways to desolder.... 1) Heat the solder, and then use a pump to suction the melted solder away. This comes in many different varieties. You can get desoldering irons with built-in rubber bulb pumps from Radio Shack. Unfortunately, the tips on these are pretty huge and might be...
by graefocs
01 Jul 2009, 15:48
Forum: Projects
Topic: Looks like making a custom twin stick is the way to go.
Replies: 30
Views: 17833

Re: Looks like making a custom twin stick is the way to go.

What are you doing that is causing boiling and splashing? I've never come across that before. Are you using too much solder? There are a lot of great tutorials on the web teaching you how to solder. Same with desoldering -- this is a little tricker than soldering.
by graefocs
29 Jun 2009, 21:03
Forum: General
Topic: MIA
Replies: 11
Views: 5042

MIA

the avatar... true story

i miss my voot. my xbox is less than a year old too.

i'll be gone for a little while. try not to miss me too much!
by graefocs
23 Jun 2009, 09:54
Forum: General
Topic: GamerTags
Replies: 225
Views: 118842

Re: GamerTags

Welcome all. I've added the latest folks to my friends list. We just need larger voot party lobbies now!
by graefocs
20 Jun 2009, 14:26
Forum: General
Topic: I feel like I've hit a wall in Virtual On
Replies: 25
Views: 8602

Re: I feel like I've hit a wall in Virtual On

Deltastrike, I think one way you can try to improve is to practice against others without doing your double CC and then ground hit combo. From the times I've played you (and you always win) you seem to be a bit dependent on it to take off a huge chunk of health. Try playing without using it at all a...
by graefocs
20 Jun 2009, 14:20
Forum: General
Topic: advanced techniques
Replies: 136
Views: 87072

Re: advanced techniques

Does anyone know how to throw 2 bombs right after each other with temjin? I've done it a couple of times by accident and not sure how I did it.

Thanks
by graefocs
18 Jun 2009, 13:13
Forum: General
Topic: IMPORTANT POLL: Round-robin or Bracket?
Replies: 12
Views: 4713

Re: IMPORTANT POLL: Round-robin or Bracket?

Yeah frequency of reset would be determined by the software. I am still looking for a site that hosts these and would allow us to create one on the fly. I think I need to find concrete rules for a specific format that we can actually use because we're talking about this in abstract and it's not help...
by graefocs
18 Jun 2009, 12:38
Forum: General
Topic: IMPORTANT POLL: Round-robin or Bracket?
Replies: 12
Views: 4713

Re: IMPORTANT POLL: Round-robin or Bracket?

I wouldn't rule this out so quick. Elo is extremely flexible. Typically you do not have ongoing ladder tournaments that go on forever. There are seasons. So points/rankings reset and you start fresh after set periods. People can join each tournament at anytime, and can decide to stop playing wheneve...