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@  TheMightyMol... : (29 April 2017 - 06:05 AM)

Sanity is the crutch of a dull mind.

@  BlackMax : (29 April 2017 - 06:04 AM)

The former is needful. The latter is a situationally necessary demeanor.

@  BlackMax : (29 April 2017 - 06:03 AM)

I think people are confusing sanity with normalcy.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 April 2017 - 03:19 AM)

So we can fix them.

@  Bass X0 : (29 April 2017 - 02:32 AM)

why would any sane person come here anyway? 

@  Telly : (29 April 2017 - 02:27 AM)

im not sane. my mother had me tested

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 April 2017 - 02:12 AM)

We're not weird. You're just too sane.

@  Telly : (29 April 2017 - 02:11 AM)

*reads through shoutbox* theres some weird people on this board  :thumbsup

@  Pennpenn : (29 April 2017 - 12:45 AM)

I guess it'd be something like "lit-cad-or-et" presuming the p is still silent.

@  Bass X0 : (29 April 2017 - 12:44 AM)

Your grandma loves you!

@  RichardT1977 : (28 April 2017 - 09:34 PM)

@BlackMax Thank you, Dimitri Martin.

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 07:55 PM)

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'... Into the future~♪

@  BlackMax : (28 April 2017 - 06:49 PM)

God spelled backwards is dog. Cat spelled backwards is tac. Pterodactyl spelled backwards is really hard to pronounce.

@  Waspinator : (28 April 2017 - 06:46 PM)

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

@  LordGigaIce : (28 April 2017 - 06:12 PM)

you too, eh?

@  Locoman : (28 April 2017 - 05:40 PM)

Well, I don't know about you, but personally I clawed my way free from the corpse of a goat during the autumn equinox.

@  LordGigaIce : (28 April 2017 - 05:37 PM)

Yep. Also diseases are painful. And trucks are weird!

@  Bass X0 : (28 April 2017 - 04:41 PM)

we're all someone's daughters... we're all someone's sons...

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 03:22 PM)

Your creative writing professor is a god, then.

@  Diecast : (28 April 2017 - 03:17 PM)

My creative writing professor read that to my class once, all those years ago.

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 02:37 PM)

Sorry, whenever anyone brings up anything related to badfic, I immediately think of Repercussions of Evil.

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 02:29 PM)

"No! I must kill the trolls" he shouted. The radio said "No, John. You are the trolls" And then John was a shitposter.

@  Locoman : (28 April 2017 - 02:25 PM)

you lived like a spammer ans died to an moderator

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

He lived a spammer, and died a moderator.

@  WorkbenchManiac : (28 April 2017 - 02:04 PM)

"Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly, the ill posts along with the good and let me be judged accordingly."

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 April 2017 - 01:49 PM)

Fool! Snark is my friend! Allow me to introduce you to it!

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 11:49 AM)

And I... Have my sarcasm.

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 April 2017 - 11:47 AM)

Search history has changed! Spam forums triumph! And you....you no longer post relevant content!

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 11:46 AM)

Mayhem hazzzz planzzzz.

@  Nutjob R/T : (28 April 2017 - 11:36 AM)

Subforums don't die. They wait. And plan.

@  Benbot : (28 April 2017 - 09:44 AM)

Are there any plans to delete or move dead subforums?

@  MEDdMI : (28 April 2017 - 05:49 AM)

instead of blackjack, we have dice rolls in the RP and there was an actual card game in another thread.

@  Bass X0 : (28 April 2017 - 05:19 AM)

They could start their own Beast Mayhem with Blackjack and Hookers.

@  MEDdMI : (28 April 2017 - 05:16 AM)

There's plenty of talented artists in Beast Mayhem! ....though we tend to draw things that can't be posted anyway. :doh

@  wlg3 : (28 April 2017 - 01:15 AM)

I really enjoy the creative sub forums of TFW, though, like their kitbash and fan art forums. The creative forums have lots of talented, friendly people and is an active, supportive community.

@  wlg3 : (28 April 2017 - 01:13 AM)

Gotta agree with Evac... TFW has a lot of cool, talented people, but they're overwhelmingly outnumbered by unbearable neckbeards

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 10:20 PM)

I do enjoy the TFW podcast. and that subforum's usually very civil. It's the best place to actually talk about TFers there :D also the Radicons forum is ok if you just like looking at kitbash pr0n

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 10:18 PM)

There's some cool people on the site, thankfully. It's just the morons tend to outnumber them... Which is generally the rule on most forums thanks to the GIFT.

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 10:17 PM)

In all honesty, the better parts of the site are the non-TF parts.

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 10:13 PM)

yeah, and their love of 3p is just...i don't get it.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 10:03 PM)

TFW can be... literal with the rules sometimes. Like, a discussion about favorite human characters gets LOCKED if you mention Agent Fowler because "all Prime discussion belongs in the RiD forums".

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 09:48 PM)

Also, as far as TFW's No Politics goes...it's nice in theory but then you end up with the current IDW stories that lean HEAVILY into politics and religion. I've had more than a few lengthy posts exploring the parallels between the IDW Decepticon movement and various real world socialist movements deleted because it was technically "politics." So hug 'em. I really only visit there these days to poke around the podcast subforum.

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 09:45 PM)

My person canon is that the Quintessons created Cybertron as a factory to make the TFers as mechs, but they became self aware and they revolted. then Cybertronian society began to develop and the events of the revolt became mythologised as the stories of the Knights of Cyberton, the Thirteen, etc...real events that became the basis for religion, essentially.

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 09:34 PM)

Timeout. Does it convert?

@  Nutjob R/T : (27 April 2017 - 09:29 PM)

.... Wait I think those are actually ninjas

@  Nutjob R/T : (27 April 2017 - 09:29 PM)

Fact: Transformers are mammals. Fact: The purpose of a Transformer is to flip out and kill people

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 April 2017 - 06:54 PM)

Transformers are alien space robots from space.]

@  Rycochet : (27 April 2017 - 06:49 PM)

Transformers believe they were created by <X>, others believe they were created by <Y> and/or <Z>. There are lots of theories, disagreements but ultimately nobody knows for sure.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 05:11 PM)

Squid robits build machines. Machines decide they had enough of that and kicked the squid robits off the planet. Everything's pretty chill for a while until machines get mad for dumb reasons and break the planet. THE END

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2017 - 04:22 PM)

Primus created Cybertron and The Thirteen. Then later, the Quintessons come to the planet they call Seibertron and use Primus' power; the plasma energy chamber to forge military robots Destrons and consumer robots Cybertrons. The Cybertrons and Destrons rise up and drive the Quintessons away but are unable to live in peace with each other. And so the Cybertron population become the Autobot army and the Destrons become Decepticons, with the Autobots renaming their planet Cybertron. Far far later still, bacteria that was present on the asteroid Primus imprisoned himself within has evolved into organic life within Cybertron...


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Is it possible to hook up a PS2 to a laptop?


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#1 1stStageMidboss

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 11:45 AM

I'm (hopefully) going away to university soon, and I'd like to take a home console with me but I don't want to have to pay for a TV license on top of everything else. I'm going to get a laptop, because I'll need a computer - is there any way that I could play my PS2 (or a Wii or Gamecube) using one instead of a TV?

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#2 Glenn

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 11:48 AM

Laptops do not accept video input, but are capable of video output. IF a TV is not an option there are external computer monitors that can be used for both a ps2 and a laptop.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 06:17 PM

Could one not use a cheap USB video capture dongle ?

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:08 PM

Something similar to this is what I use: http://www.frys.com/...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Not that exact model though. Make sure it's an ATI or your going to have lag to hell and back.

#5 wonko the sane?

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:55 PM

You need to pay a liscence for a TV?

Christ, I thought canada was bad. At least I can score TV's in the trash...

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 10:57 PM

Your best bet is a computer monitor, possibly with an adapter box that can convert composite cables to VGA.

You *could* use a tuner card to play on a laptop, but the input lag would make anything more complex than a turn-based strategy game unplayable.

#7 Tm_Silverclaw

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 11:24 PM

And you are wrong.. I use one similar to what I posted all the time.


But of course... no one ever listens to me... so why should I expect this time to be any different.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 01:03 AM

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Aug 6 2010, 12:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And you are wrong.. I use one similar to what I posted all the time.


But of course... no one ever listens to me... so why should I expect this time to be any different.


*shrug* I'm just going based on my own personal experiences with the matter--I had an PCI ATI tuner card in a desktop system for a while, and the lag was too bad to be able to play Tony Hawk on. I figured that even a modern USB device wouldn't be an improvement from that, considering USB 2.0 is still slower than PCI, but if the bottleneck causing the input lag was video processing time (slow processor) rather than data transfer speed, I suppose it could work. I guess I'll take your word for it, but I'm still skeptical.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 03:55 AM

QUOTE(wonko the sane? @ Aug 6 2010, 01:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You need to pay a liscence for a TV?

Christ, I thought canada was bad. At least I can score TV's in the trash...


Yeah, but we get good public service TV out of it. I don't watch much that isn't on the BBC, so it'll worth paying to support it when I do get a TV license.

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Aug 6 2010, 01:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Something similar to this is what I use: http://www.frys.com/...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Not that exact model though. Make sure it's an ATI or your going to have lag to hell and back.


After having a glance around, these things tend to be fairly expensive, as are Scart to VGA adaptors - on top of a laptop and probably an external hard drive, it'll probably be too much for me. Oh well, I'll have my DS and emulation.
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#10 Kevin S

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 05:27 AM

Various companies used to make small LCD screens that you could mount on your PS2, to make them semi-portable. Maybe you can find something like that cheap?

I found this controller screen thing on eBay, selling as a Buy-it-Now for $40.

$43 for a Buy-It-Now 5" portable screen here.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 10:35 AM

QUOTE(Kevin S @ Aug 6 2010, 06:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Various companies used to make small LCD screens that you could mount on your PS2, to make them semi-portable. Maybe you can find something like that cheap?

I found this controller screen thing on eBay, selling as a Buy-it-Now for $40.

$43 for a Buy-It-Now 5" portable screen here.

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This is exactly what I was gonna say. Get one of these and have a ball.


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Posted 06 August 2010 - 11:13 AM

QUOTE(Amadeus Windfall @ Aug 6 2010, 04:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(wonko the sane? @ Aug 6 2010, 01:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You need to pay a liscence for a TV?

Christ, I thought canada was bad. At least I can score TV's in the trash...


Yeah, but we get good public service TV out of it. I don't watch much that isn't on the BBC, so it'll worth paying to support it when I do get a TV license.

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Aug 6 2010, 01:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Something similar to this is what I use: http://www.frys.com/...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Not that exact model though. Make sure it's an ATI or your going to have lag to hell and back.


After having a glance around, these things tend to be fairly expensive, as are Scart to VGA adaptors - on top of a laptop and probably an external hard drive, it'll probably be too much for me. Oh well, I'll have my DS and emulation.


It's been a while since I've done research on it, but I don't think emulation for ps2 on pc works all that great yet.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 11:41 AM

QUOTE(Glenn @ Aug 6 2010, 05:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's been a while since I've done research on it, but I don't think emulation for ps2 on pc works all that great yet.


Yeah, I was thinking older consoles - I'm not spending the huge amount of money it would take to get a laptop that could emulate the PS2 well.

QUOTE(Kevin S @ Aug 6 2010, 11:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Various companies used to make small LCD screens that you could mount on your PS2, to make them semi-portable. Maybe you can find something like that cheap?

I found this controller screen thing on eBay, selling as a Buy-it-Now for $40.

$43 for a Buy-It-Now 5" portable screen here.

Kevin


Oh, good idea! I'll have to keep an eye out for one at a good price.
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Posted 10 August 2010 - 12:52 PM

...I thought you only had to pay for a TV license if you hooked it up to an antenna or cable in Great Britain. I'd read about people arguing that before.

Edit: Of course, I've also read about people trying to get out of paying US taxes and obeying US laws by claiming they're Sovereign Citizens before, too.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 05:50 PM

I knew germany had the *scrubbed* TV tax, didnt know it was in other countries as well. hugged up.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 06:01 PM

I bought a TV tuner for my PC from amazon, within a week of receiving it TV Licencing wrote to me asking to either get a Licence (which i already had for my house) or to purchase one. So a TV tuner for your laptop will be no good if youre looking to save on that cost.
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#17 Liege

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 09:53 PM

Just remove the aerial and you'll be fine.

I did this in uni (just used my tv for dvds and games) and I never had any trouble.
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