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Cobra!

I won a CD-i on eBay for $40! It didn't come with any controllers or remotes, or even a Digital Video Cartridge (which is required for most of the noteworthy games), and was missing the front of the disc tray, for some reason.

But apart from needing a belt replaced, it works perfectly! Tried it with some audio CDs and CD-Rs of games I downloaded.

I plan to get a replacement belt and front plate for the drive and look into building an adapter to use Mega Drive or SNEs controllers on it. Also gonna try and seek out a DVC.

TwitchisMental

Quote from: Cobra! on May 25, 2024, 07:17:41 PMI won a CD-i on eBay for $40! It didn't come with any controllers or remotes, or even a Digital Video Cartridge (which is required for most of the noteworthy games), and was missing the front of the disc tray, for some reason.

But apart from needing a belt replaced, it works perfectly! Tried it with some audio CDs and CD-Rs of games I downloaded.

I plan to get a replacement belt and front plate for the drive and look into building an adapter to use Mega Drive or SNEs controllers on it. Also gonna try and seek out a DVC.
Very nice :D .

Ravenfreak

Welp a tree fell on our house early yesterday morning. I hear a loud crashing sound which I thought sounded like thunder at 1:30 in the morning, but turns out it was a tree. It poked a few holes in my screendoor in the basement, busted my in law's window, messed up the gutter, scuffed the house, tore some of the siding off the house, and poked a hole right by our door in the basement. It thankfully didn't pierce the dry wall, but it's still a bit more damage than what we thought initially. And here I thought the highlight of my weekend would have been the fact that I got to beta test Sonic Rumble lol.

TwitchisMental

Quote from: Ravenfreak on May 28, 2024, 06:29:11 PMWelp a tree fell on our house early yesterday morning. I hear a loud crashing sound which I thought sounded like thunder at 1:30 in the morning, but turns out it was a tree. It poked a few holes in my screendoor in the basement, busted my in law's window, messed up the gutter, scuffed the house, tore some of the siding off the house, and poked a hole right by our door in the basement. It thankfully didn't pierce the dry wall, but it's still a bit more damage than what we thought initially. And here I thought the highlight of my weekend would have been the fact that I got to beta test Sonic Rumble lol.
Geez sorry to hear that bud.  Was there a rough storm going at the time?


Cobra!

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Sorry to hear about the house. Hope you got insurance...

Ravenfreak

Quote from: TwitchisMental on May 28, 2024, 08:44:28 PM
Quote from: Ravenfreak on May 28, 2024, 06:29:11 PMWelp a tree fell on our house early yesterday morning. I hear a loud crashing sound which I thought sounded like thunder at 1:30 in the morning, but turns out it was a tree. It poked a few holes in my screendoor in the basement, busted my in law's window, messed up the gutter, scuffed the house, tore some of the siding off the house, and poked a hole right by our door in the basement. It thankfully didn't pierce the dry wall, but it's still a bit more damage than what we thought initially. And here I thought the highlight of my weekend would have been the fact that I got to beta test Sonic Rumble lol.
Geez sorry to hear that bud.  Was there a rough storm going at the time?


We had storms leading up to the day when the tree fell but no thundestorms that night. We thankfully have insurance, however the insurance agent is supposed to finally come out and inspect the house tomorrow. Not sure how much it's going to cost to fix the damage, we'll have to wait and see.

TwitchisMental

Quote from: Ravenfreak on June 06, 2024, 07:07:38 PM
Quote from: TwitchisMental on May 28, 2024, 08:44:28 PM
Quote from: Ravenfreak on May 28, 2024, 06:29:11 PMWelp a tree fell on our house early yesterday morning. I hear a loud crashing sound which I thought sounded like thunder at 1:30 in the morning, but turns out it was a tree. It poked a few holes in my screendoor in the basement, busted my in law's window, messed up the gutter, scuffed the house, tore some of the siding off the house, and poked a hole right by our door in the basement. It thankfully didn't pierce the dry wall, but it's still a bit more damage than what we thought initially. And here I thought the highlight of my weekend would have been the fact that I got to beta test Sonic Rumble lol.
Geez sorry to hear that bud.  Was there a rough storm going at the time?


We had storms leading up to the day when the tree fell but no thundestorms that night. We thankfully have insurance, however the insurance agent is supposed to finally come out and inspect the house tomorrow. Not sure how much it's going to cost to fix the damage, we'll have to wait and see.
Good luck with that.  Insurance companies can be a pain to work with .

Ravenfreak

Yesterday the construction company came out to take some pictures of the windows in my in law's bedroom. He also took pictures of the damage done to the outside of the house. The appraisers came a couple hours after this guy did, since my father in law wanted to be home to talk to them. Turns out we'll be getting a new roof, so again it seems the tree has done more damage than we thought. I'm not sure how much this is all going to cost and when repairs will be made.

Better news, right now my wife's cousin Lev is staying with us for about a week.  He's 15 years old and is a laid back teenager. He's been getting into movies a lot lately, so we'll probably end up watching movies with him throughout the rest of the weekend, and I'm sure he'll hang with my mother in law when I'm at work and my wife is out doordashing. We were going to take him to the zoo today, but it looks like it's getting ready to storm. I'm sure we'll hook up the Wii at some point and sing some karaoke.