Matt Chat 21 - Mario Kart?

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Rowdy Rob
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Atari's "Road Blasters?"

Not much time to chat, but Atari's "Road Blasters" was a one-player arcade game, but it was a 3D, 3rd person perspective racer with power-ups, and I believe it came out before Mario Kart. Not certain, though, or even if it did, if it's relevant, since it's a very different game. "Spy Hunter" was also a racer with power-ups and oil slicks and such to use on your enemies; again, one player only, though.

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Hi, Mark, I downloaded

Hi, Mark, I downloaded Dscaler and is incredibly complex!

Can you tell me what settings I should use to record good Dreamcast footage?

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SNES Super Mario Kart was

SNES Super Mario Kart was first and is still arguably the best. The N64 version had cheating AI that would magically always stay close, where one slip up and you'd be passed, totally ruining the experience for me and others (though of course some still love it). The GBA and DS versions are solid, as is the GameCube and Wii versions. But frankly, if you're going to do Mario Kart, why not do the original groundbreaker? It's still a fantastic game and one I came very close to beating way back when. The others are just incrimental improvements/adjustments on the original formula.

I also like Skunny Kart (was that the name?) and Wacky Races (was that the name?) on the PC, but man, there have been so many good and bad (man bad) kart games post Super Mario Kart, I wouldn't even know where to begin. There are Kart games for just about every platform post-SNES I can think of.

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Game Cube and Wii Emulation is possible and up and running

Gamecube and even Wii Emulation is possible and up and running by the way. People have been playing Twilight Princess Zelda for the Wii on PC through this emulator. People have even used Wii controllers on the PC with the emulator.
I've tried it out and it works full speed on a intel core2duo 2.0 Ghz machine and of course it runs full speed on my MacBook.

But I think it is nicer to use original hardware connected to your TV-tuner card and record with DScaler uncompressed video and Audio. Deinterlace or stretch the screen with VirtualDub and edit the video in an editing program. I often use Microsoft Movie Maker as it is the easiest to use. I also have Vegas Studio but it is crashing even more than Microsoft Movie Maker. On the Mac I use Quicktime and iMovie, Premiere.

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Mark Vergeer
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DS Mario Kart
Matt Barton wrote:

Wow, I didn't know that about the DS version. I have a DS, but have never been able to get it to connect to anything.

It may be a no-go. I've wasted about an hour and a half trying to get Atari Jaguar emulation up and running so I can show Atari Karts. I got it running in Project Tempest, but for some reason you can't see the road....

I have N64 emulation good to go, though. Obviously showing GC or Wii footage is out of the question.

I might just shelf this idea and go for something easier--or just focus on Mario Kart and the antecedents rather than trying to get into later stuff.

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Well you need a compatible wifi access point - for the old DS one without protection for the newer DSi I believe WEP or WPA protection is usable. You can also get a Nintendo usb Wifi stick that you can stick in your Windows XP machine and fire up a program that serves as an access point for the DS. Very easy to get that up and running. There's quite a few Wifi enabled ganes out there. Shane Monroe's Dual Screen Radio website has a list of all wifi-enabled games.

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Matt Barton
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Wow, I didn't know that

Wow, I didn't know that about the DS version. I have a DS, but have never been able to get it to connect to anything.

It may be a no-go. I've wasted about an hour and a half trying to get Atari Jaguar emulation up and running so I can show Atari Karts. I got it running in Project Tempest, but for some reason you can't see the road....

I have N64 emulation good to go, though. Obviously showing GC or Wii footage is out of the question.

I might just shelf this idea and go for something easier--or just focus on Mario Kart and the antecedents rather than trying to get into later stuff.

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Mark Vergeer
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Yes please do!

Yes please do. But how are you going to make the video without a N64?
Perhaps you should look at the game on various platforms Mario Kart Snes, Mario Kart GBA, Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart GC, Mario Kart Wii

The Mario Kart DS game has a solid working Wifi mode that allows you to compete against complete strangers world-wide or locally. Great game - features the Snes and GBA tracks. Great!

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