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#1349610
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Retro Gaming - a general discussion thread
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I can confirm that the PlayStation Classic is super easy to “hack” using a USB 2.0 flash drive to install the initial payload using controller port 2, then once that’s done, copying everything over to a proper USB drive (in my case a 2TB portable HDD) and plugging it in using an OTG cable. I’m using Project Eris.

It took a little bit of tinkering but I now have the complete NES, SNES, MSX2, Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, Atari 2600/5400/7800, Sega Game Gear, Nintendo GameBoy, Nintendo GameBoy Color, Nintendo GameBoy Advance, and PSX libraries on the drive and most of what I’ve tried works great! I’ve so far finished Final Fantasy I-III on the NES and will be starting up Final Fantasy IV in the next day or two.

As long as you aren’t trying to emulate N64, Dreamcast, Sega Saturn, or newer, the PlayStation Classic is a very solid choice. (Though apparently a couple N64 games do work.)

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#1349533
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Terminator 2: which version to watch - Theatrical vs Special vs Extended?
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The 2015 Blu-Ray is solid, probably the best one out there and it has both cuts on the disc.

I used to like the extended cut but over time I’ve come to prefer the pacing of the theatrical. One of these days I’d like to do a hybrid cut with just a couple of extended cut scenes restored…

(FYI I’m talking about the primary extended cut; the Easter Egg one has the cheesy alternate ending, I think.)

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#1347066
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Broom Kid said:

It’s more about not smashing straight to the Palpatine reveal. If nothing else, the Mustafar provides a little buildup and anticipation of the Palpatine reveal.

I don’t know that it provides any buildup or anticipation, though. Theoretically it could, but the structure of the story (and its execution in the film itself) prevents that. I agree that Mustafar is supposed to possibly function as buildup, but I don’t think it does that at all

+1000

Mustafar sucks

Kill it

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#1346712
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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poppasketti said:

jonh said:

I personally still think that the movie should start with this clip. And completely erase mustafar. (Which doesn’t seem to mustafar)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4k12QPAh_c

Good call, jonh! Here’s a quick mockup of that idea:
TROS - Alt Opening without Mustafar
pw: fanedit

Ooh, YES! I actually was thinking of keeping more of the TIE flight than this (start with him navigating through the nebula using the Wayfinder), but this works really really well.

JEDIT: Holy crap I didn’t realize how many more pages there were after this…my bad!

I still will advocate for removing Mustafar entirely for any TROS edit. That’s getting ever closer to being a “TROS edit deal breaker” for me (much like how keeping the droid factory is an “AOTC edit deal breaker” for me).

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#1346710
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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DominicCobb said:

Not my thread, but if we were to remove Mustafar I’d much prefer starting the film at the point where Kylo’s TIE is flying through space with the Wayfinder, rather

Was anyone ever suggesting to open the film on Exegol, skipping the TIE beat?

I’ve been saying to cut Mustafar since day 1, but never meant to suggest we pan down from the crawl to Exegol, I always meant for it to pan down from the crawl to see Kylo in his TIE following the Wayfinder to Exegol. Is the reason everyone dismissed this idea until apparently just now just because people assumed we’d skip the TIE beat, too?

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#1344378
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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NeverarGreat said:

So I watched TROS again a couple of days ago and took some notes as to potential edits:

  • Since Kylo is oddly communing with Vader’s mask after Palps tells him he’s been ‘every voice in his head’, it might work to place this scene right after the opening crawl. The mask could be Vader telling him exactly where to find the wayfinder on Mustafar. Cut to him slaughtering the Cultists.

Fuck yeah, this is a great idea that hadn’t occurred to me! As someone who’s been saying “cut Mustafar entirely” from day one, this might be a way to salvage the Mustafar sequence for me.

  • As a benefit to moving Kylo’s mask communing scene, Rey’s training montage could be uninterrupted by Kylo. Just show her vision, preferably cut like Dom’s proof of concept. Also, have Rey merely say ‘I’m starting to think it’s impossible’ and cut the ‘contact the spirits of the Jedi’ since that is implied.

Also on board with all of this.

I also realize after seeing it again that it’s highly unlikely any Palpatine as illusion plot would work since he is unmoored from the mechanical arm by the end.

😦

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#1343698
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Snooker's Assorted Star Wars edit ideas
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That’s such a bummer. I know the pain. Shit like that constantly happening to me is why I barely attempt to do any sort of projects anymore, and when I do, I just don’t announce them until they’re done.

I wholeheartedly agree with everyone else and sincerely hope this doesn’t cause you to leave. We love having you around and hearing what you have to say!

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#1343697
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Info: TROS Edit Opinions Poll - RESULTS &amp; ANALYSIS
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Delpheas said:

So if we have

  • Rey on the Falcon at the end,
  • with her friends with her playing chess
  • And 3PO’s memory remains wiped

Can we add something to the final falcon scene around R2 telling 3PO the whole story as a callback to GL’s original idea of the saga being a story that was being told to someone who was unfamiliar with it?

I very much like this idea and hope it can somehow be implemented.

And if Threepio’s memory is still restored, we can always use someone else as the unfamiliar party.

I vote Babu Frik.

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#1343343
Topic
44rh1n's &quot;The Fellowship of the Ring&quot; Extended Edition Color Restoration
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FOTR wasn’t a complete DI, which is part of why the EE BR is so different compared to TTT and ROTK (which were complete DI’s). So at least some film would need to be scanned again for FOTR.

As for the other two, I’d assume it would be a 2K upscale with an HDR grade, just like the vast majority of modern CGI-heavy films already are on UHD BR.

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#1343281
Topic
Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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Because the ending as is is absolutely earned and doesn’t feel forced at all… 🙄

I’m absolutely loving the “Rey as balance” idea and am in agreement with RogueLeader wholeheartedly on his interpretation of the “light vs. dark” stuff.

And I’m surprised at how much I’m into the “illusion Palpatine” idea but am not convinced at all that it can be successfully pulled off in an edit.