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Re: Frustrating, Annoying Moments.

Post by DreamcastRIP » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:01 pm

Systems that "yellow" over time. Here's looking at you Amiga 1200 and SNES!
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Re: Frustrating, Annoying Moments.

Post by SoupDragon » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:14 pm

malekith1979 wrote:I can't remember if it was GoW 1 or 2 where you had to ascend rotating pillars with knives on them and if you got so much as scratched with one, you fell all the way to the bottom. That bit really ground my gears! A younger friend of mine has lent me Demons Souls, and said that'd test my patience too, seeing as I'm always going on about how easy games are nowadays, and how he wouldn't have lasted 5 mins in the hardcore 8-bit days :lol:
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Re: Frustrating, Annoying Moments.

Post by Liamh1982 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:02 pm

DreamcastRIP wrote:Systems that "yellow" over time. Here's looking at you Amiga 1200 and SNES!
Dreamcasts as well! Mine has anyway...

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Post by speedlolita » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:04 pm

Mine has toooo.

I think it's a little bit charming. I've come to terms with yellowing now..
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Re: Frustrating, Annoying Moments.

Post by Liamh1982 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:07 pm

Odd though, my DC's only yellowed on the top and my SNES on the bottom.

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Re: Frustrating, Annoying Moments.

Post by DreamcastRIP » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:12 pm

Liamh1982 wrote:
DreamcastRIP wrote:Systems that "yellow" over time. Here's looking at you Amiga 1200 and SNES!
Dreamcasts as well! Mine has anyway...
Yeah, I've heard of the same thing happening to DC too. All I can say is that my DC hasn't yellowed one bit. I'm a smoker too, not that I know whether cigarette smoke causes the problem - I suspect different consoles are made from different types of plastic so therefore react differently to the elements they're exposed to.

My Japanese Saturn hasn't yellowed either.
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Re: Frustrating, Annoying Moments.

Post by Megamixer » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:13 pm

The library in the first Halo and the Flood in general.

The blue shell in Mario Kart and the laser thing in CTR. Pure unfair and a bizarre punishment for being good enough to lead the race :roll:

Tw@ts hacking stuff like PSN and ruining it for everyone to 'prove' a stupid point.

Not being able to turn off character reselecting in fighting games for when you continue. Capcom Vs SNK 2 lets you do it so why does something new like MvC3 force you to reselect everybody and their assist types? I can understand why it might be useful but surely you should have the option of 'quick continuing'?
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Re: Frustrating, Annoying Moments.

Post by Liamh1982 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:18 pm

DreamcastRIP wrote:
Liamh1982 wrote:
DreamcastRIP wrote:Systems that "yellow" over time. Here's looking at you Amiga 1200 and SNES!
Dreamcasts as well! Mine has anyway...
Yeah, I've heard of the same thing happening to DC too. All I can say is that my DC hasn't yellowed one bit. I'm a smoker too, not that I know whether cigarette smoke causes the problem - I suspect different consoles are made from different types of plastic so therefore react differently to the elements they're exposed to.

My Japanese Saturn hasn't yellowed either.
Being a non-smoker, I can say it's not the fags.

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Re: Frustrating, Annoying Moments.

Post by DreamcastRIP » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:20 pm

Liamh1982 wrote:Being a non-smoker, I can say it's not the fags.
Maybe it's something in the air down Wrexham way? Mold, perhaps? :lol:

(Terrible play on words, I know!)
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Re: Frustrating, Annoying Moments.

Post by Megamixer » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:23 pm

Just keep 'em out of direct sunlight - that does the most damage (see also manky PS2 spines where the white is now a p1ss yellow colour).

The worst are NES consoles where grey somehow manages to fade to a disgusting yellow colour. I can only assume that things back then were made out of different types of plastic.
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Post by DreamcastRIP » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:26 pm

Does anyone know if the original model PC Engine is also susceptible to yellowing too?
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Re: Frustrating, Annoying Moments.

Post by crusto » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:26 pm

Megamixer wrote:Just keep 'em out of direct sunlight - that does the most damage (see also manky PS2 spines where the white is now a p1ss yellow colour).

The worst are NES consoles where grey somehow manages to fade to a disgusting yellow colour. I can only assume that things back then were made out of different types of plastic.
The same thing happens with uPVC windows believe it or not, especially the more 'economical' ones.
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Re: Frustrating, Annoying Moments.

Post by Megamixer » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:27 pm

crusto wrote:
Megamixer wrote:Just keep 'em out of direct sunlight - that does the most damage (see also manky PS2 spines where the white is now a p1ss yellow colour).

The worst are NES consoles where grey somehow manages to fade to a disgusting yellow colour. I can only assume that things back then were made out of different types of plastic.
The same thing happens with uPVC windows believe it or not, especially the more 'economical' ones.
Yeah. I remember my Grandad's plastic window frames being badly yellowed and he was a heavy smoker.
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Re: Frustrating, Annoying Moments.

Post by DreamcastRIP » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:28 pm

crusto wrote:
Megamixer wrote:Just keep 'em out of direct sunlight - that does the most damage (see also manky PS2 spines where the white is now a p1ss yellow colour).

The worst are NES consoles where grey somehow manages to fade to a disgusting yellow colour. I can only assume that things back then were made out of different types of plastic.
The same thing happens with uPVC windows believe it or not, especially the more 'economical' ones.
What about the Sinclair C5 then? :mrgreen:
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Re: Frustrating, Annoying Moments.

Post by nokgod » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:54 pm

Liamh1982 wrote:Odd though, my DC's only yellowed on the top and my SNES on the bottom.
the cases/components were made in different parts of the world and bought together to be assembled on the production line. You got cases where (possibly) the top half was made in one hemisphere and the bottom in another. Differing manufacturing methods/raw materials/procedures/chemicals...etc etc ends up with two halves that look alike when new, but over time age differently.

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