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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 16:37 
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I still use Paint several times a week. I highlight a group of files, right-click, choose 'edit' (the option doesn't appear if you highlight over 15 files), which loads them all up in Paint, where I crop and resize each one. Then when all done, I use Caesium to compress them.

There are probably easier ways, but it's the quickest I've got so far.

If you've got Photoshop, look into the batch processes - you record them like a macro, then just fire them off on a folder or all the open files.

If not (or maybe even if you have): http://www.bricelam.net/ImageResizer/

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I used to use that Image Resizer a while back, but I found that Caesium had more flexibility.

With the cropping and resizing, the images are all differently cropped (they're product photos for the site, so all kinds of stuff), so I've become quite quick at doing them one at a time in Paint and then once cropped, I just resize in Paint while I'm there. Bit of a dated way of doing it probably, but it's quick enough. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Bargains, Bargains, Bargains!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:45 
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I picked up Dishonored 2 for PS4 from Tesco for a tenner today.

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I never really got on with the 360 version of this but Bulletstorm is down to £12 from Amazon on PS4

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bulletstorm-Fu ... B06WD5SZH5

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Pretty tempted. I loved Bulletstorm.

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Pretty tempted. I loved Bulletstorm.


It's definitely your sort of game. I have to be honest though, I didn't really enjoy it.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:13 
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Raspberry Pi 3 starter kit for just £37 on Amazon today.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/NeeGo-Raspberr ... d92e54b76b

I’m tempted by this and it seems like good value for money. Would anyone in the know be able to tell me if it’s the right thing to buy if I just want to play retro video games on it?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:30 
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Raspberry Pi 3 starter kit for just £37 on Amazon today.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/NeeGo-Raspberr ... d92e54b76b

I’m tempted by this and it seems like good value for money. Would anyone in the know be able to tell me if it’s the right thing to buy if I just want to play retro video games on it?


My take on it is yes it would work but the 'top line price' is just made up (was £100 now £37) and I have concerns over the power supply after reading some of the comments

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Raspberry pi was good and as expect and enclosure really nice. Reason for low rating is the power supply is low quality. The pi actually warns of low and inconsistent amps making it unusable. The power supply is rated for 2.5 amps as recommended for the pi. I tried a 2 amp supply to see if it was the pi or power supply at fault. Low and behold no power warning with the lower 2 amp power supply even though the pi recommends a 2.5 amp supply.

2.0 out of 5 stars
Raspberry PI 3 works fine, as expected.
Power supply is really low quality, with a really bad coil whine (high pitched noised really annoying), makes it unusable.
The 2 heatsinks were missing, even when are listed in the picture!
It's better to buy the Raspberry Pi 3 alone, an then every individual component, not a cheap one as in the end it will not be working properly like this power supply.

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 Post subject: Re: Bargains, Bargains, Bargains!
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TheVision wrote:
Raspberry Pi 3 starter kit for just £37 on Amazon today.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/NeeGo-Raspberr ... d92e54b76b

I’m tempted by this and it seems like good value for money. Would anyone in the know be able to tell me if it’s the right thing to buy if I just want to play retro video games on it?

Reading the reviews it seems that they bundle a dodgy power supply and cheapo case with the Pi. And no SD card with the operating system on it.



Maybe spend a few quid more on something like this?
https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/rasp ... ntials-kit


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 Post subject: Re: Bargains, Bargains, Bargains!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:51 
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Yeah, I just bought the official power supply for mine and then 3D printed a case for it, but there's hundreds of cases out there for pence.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01 ... UTF8&psc=1


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 Post subject: Re: Bargains, Bargains, Bargains!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 22:20 
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There is a humble 'micro' bundle on at the moment

https://www.humblebundle.com/micro-jumbo-bundle

However - regardless of what other games your interested in you can get 2 games for free , Space Pilgrim Episode 1 and the excellent Pony Island

If you've never played it before pick up Pony Island !

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There is a humble 'micro' bundle on at the moment

https://www.humblebundle.com/micro-jumbo-bundle

However - regardless of what other games your interested in you can get 2 games for free , Space Pilgrim Episode 1 and the excellent Pony Island

If you've never played it before pick up Pony Island !


Came here to say this; Pony Island is deeply weird and well worth your time, especially for free.


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The early unlock for next month's Humble Bundle Monthly is Killing Floor 2, so $12 for that and other stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Bargains, Bargains, Bargains!
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Deadlight directors cut free at GOG

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/pc-dea ... om-2764475

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Nice! Do these register with Steam or is it a standalone client? I don't think I've downloaded anything off GOG before.


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Nice! Do these register with Steam or is it a standalone client? I don't think I've downloaded anything off GOG before.


GOG has its own client, Galaxy, that works in much the same way as Steam, or you can just download individual game installers from the site.

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 Post subject: Re: Bargains, Bargains, Bargains!
PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 15:32 
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How much more content is in the directors cut? I remember playing it to completion on the 360 and thought it was good way back when.


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I was just coming here to post this because I also really enjoyed Deadlight when I played it all those years back. It doesn't do anything new and exciting but it looks lovely, has a nice atmosphere and is only a few hours long.


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Although, the Steam reviews for the director's cut version are pretty savage citing practically no changes from the original game except extra added bugs and a new game mode no one asked for.


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Although, the Steam reviews for the director's cut version are pretty savage citing practically no changes from the original game except extra added bugs and a new game mode no one asked for.

Problem there was largely that they were charging for what was basically a patch. Not really an issue if you're getting it for free.


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Sorcery! is free on iOS at the moment.


This was shit, btw. And a fiver for the second chapter? Jog on...

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If, for some reason, you've not played Solomon's Keep, do so.

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Sorcery! is free on iOS at the moment.


This was shit, btw. And a fiver for the second chapter? Jog on...

I never actually installed it.


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 Post subject: Re: Bargains, Bargains, Bargains!
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I don't but this seems like a pretty good deal if you want Mafia 3 and quite a lot of tat:

https://www.shopto.net/video-games/ps4/ ... escription


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 13:41 
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There are some bargains to be had on PSN at the mo. Tonnes of Ubi stuff, but more interesting is the games less than a fiver section, featuring things like:

- the Bastion folks' dodgeball adventure Stikbold
- The Swindle
- The Swapper
- Dangerous Golf
- Super Meat Boy

I'm bagging Stikbold and Black Flag.

https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2017/09/06/games-under-5-deals-kick-off-on-playstation-store-plus-savings-on-ubisoft-titles/


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- The Swindle

This game brought me right to the verge of snapping my Vita in half, btw.


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- The Swindle

This game brought me right to the verge of snapping my Vita in half, btw.


ha, assume you were near the end of your game cycle? I only ever made it about 20 days in before deciding I must be doing too badly to bother continuing. A strange mechanic.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 13:52 
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There are some bargains to be had on PSN at the mo. Tonnes of Ubi stuff, but more interesting is the games less than a fiver section, featuring things like:

- the Bastion folks' dodgeball adventure Stikbold
- The Swindle
- The Swapper
- Dangerous Golf
- Super Meat Boy

I'm bagging Stikbold and Black Flag.

https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2017/09/06/games-under-5-deals-kick-off-on-playstation-store-plus-savings-on-ubisoft-titles/


Ooh it also has I Am Bread, the bread simulation game. Could just about be worth the dough at £3.


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