I grew up with the classics, so I like to play the classics! Still, you'll often see various Consoles, PC Games, Emulators, and anything else that catches my fancy here. Be cool, be kind, and enjoy the show!
A list of Games Completed on Cast can be found [**here**](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ai3IVvUW6brHdFlGZ0ZBWmp2aFYzUFliektjMVRHMnc#gid=0). The name says it all! Maybe. Anyway, I'm Chaide and I like to play old games. Mostly. Thanks for stopping by!
Tue-Fri: 6:30PM EST Mondays when I can. Streams roughly 5-7 hours~. **I take days off!** Any schedule changes for the week are communicated through my Twitter and Discord.
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Though I don't run a timer on the majority of the games I play, there are a handful that I've become pretty decent at! It's neat to see how much I've improved, so I'll occasionally time them for fun. Speedrunning or not, my primary goal is to be better than myself. ###The Games ***** **Akumajou Densetsu - Famicom (JP)** Sypha - 31:55 [Emulated] ***** **Battletoads - NES (US)** Warpless - 38:03 [Emulated] Warps - 24:54 ***** **Streemerz - NES (US)** Any% - 7:57 [Emulated] ***** **The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Super Famicom (JP)** Master Sword - 24:10 [Emulated] Cane of Byrna - 43:39 [Emulated] ***** **Super Mario Bros. 3 - NES (US)** Warpless - 59:16 ***** **Super Mario World - SNES (US)** Any% - 12:49 [Emulated] ***** **Super Metroid - SNES (US)** 100% - 1:33:36 (1:02:00 Game Time) ***** **Mega Man X - SNES (US)** 100% - 56:35 ***** ###The Timer The program I use for timing my runs is called LiveSplit. You can find it [**here**](http://speedrunslive.com/tools/), along with some other nifty alternatives and utilities.
I have a fairly complex setup consisting of 3 computers and multiple consoles. It spans 2 rooms and 5 "Stations" (Desktop, Couch, Retro PC, Arcade, Arcade Nook) that I can switch between without restarting my streaming software. All video streams feed into my "Primary PC," which ultimately runs the show. ###Primary PC AKA: The Octopus CPU: AMD Threadripper 1950X 3.4 GHz (32 Thread) GPU: Nvidia RTX 2070 RAM: 32GB OS: Windows 10 ###"Retro" PC This is a computer with fairly modern parts, but as you can see [**here**](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Epteje4W4AAxKHd?format=jpg&name=4096x4096), it's designed to look old. It's redundant, but it takes me back to my childhood. I usally use it for playing old PC games (and modern PC games that run in 4:3 aspect ratios). CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz(12 thread) GPU: Nvidia GTX 1650 Super RAM: 16GB OS: Windows 10 (PCem for Windows 3.1/9X emulation) -**CRT Monitor**: Dell M992 20 inch Keyboard: Unicomp "New Model M" Buckling Spring ###Arcade PC Detailed writeup [**here**](http://www.semi-casual.com/2017/08/a-labor-of-love-arcade-cabinet.html) CPU: Intel i7 920 2.66 GHz GPU: Nvidia GTX 970 RAM: 12GB OS: Windows 7 -**Joystick**: Customized Tankstick with "Spectra Eclipse" LED buttons and 2 mechanical "Servostik" joysticks which automatically adjust between 8-way and 4-way modes depending on the game I choose. -**Software**: Windows 7 / MAME / Attract Mode Frontend / LEDBlinky Backend (Controls LEDs / Servostiks) I also have a MiSTer FPGA plugged into the cabinet that I can switch to with the push of 3 buttons (generic USB / HDMI and Audio Switchers) ###Arcade Nook [**This**](https://i.imgur.com/4m2vuDf.png) is a makeshift nook that I set up next to my computer for a more "authentic" arcade experience, complete with YOKO (Horizontal) and TATE (Veritcal) Orientation VGA Monitors. I can play games off of my Primary PC, Consoles and MiSTer. **YOKO Monitor:** 19" Viewsonic Graphics Series G90mb **TATE Monitor:** 17" HP FS7600 **Fightsticks:** Dual 8Bitdo N30 Fightsticks. Both modded with Sanwa buttons. Pink Seimitsu Joystick, Green Sanwa Joystick. ###Audio -**Microphone [Primary PC/ Retro PC]**: MXL 770 (Analog XLR Out to Mixer) -**Microphone [Couch]**: El Gato Wave 1 (Analog Out to Mixer) -**Microphone [Arcade]**: Blue Yeti (USB to Primary PC) -**Mixer for Mics**: Behringer Xenyx Q802USB Mixer (Analog Out to Primary PC) -**Mixer for Audio**: Behringer Xenyx 802 (Analog Out to Primary PC) ###Webcams -**Primary [Desktop / Couch]**: Panasonic Lumix G7 Mirrorless -**Retro PC**: Logitech C920 & Generic Wide Angle USB Webcam ('Source Switcher' OBS Plugin alternates between the two every 3 minutes) -**Arcade PC**: GoPro Hero 7 Black -**BRB / Overhead**: Microsoft Lifecam Studio ###Capture Devices -**Mirrorless Camera**: El Gato HD60 Pro -**HDMI Consoles**: Yuan SC512 N1-L -**Arcade / Retro PC / GoPro**: I use 3 of [**these**](https://i.imgur.com/X2C2ZAZ.png) generic USB 2.0 HDMI Capture Devices that can be found on Amazon. They're dirt cheap ($10-25 depending on seller), 720p60fps and I swear by them. For multi-cam/multi-device setups, they are a godsend on a shoestring budget. ###Stream Software OBS ###Scene Transitions For wireless scene transitions, I use a cheap contractless Android phone dedicated soley to controlling OBS. Highly recommended over a Stream Deck, as it costs less than 1/3 the price and offers more functionality (such as wireless). **Remote**: LG K31 (Android Phone) **App**: Touch Portal (free Stream Deck alternative) ###Gaming Hardware -**Consoles**: NES (RGB Modded) / SNES / Genesis / Saturn / Dreamcast / Gamecube / Playstation 1-2-3-4 / XBox / 360 / Wii / Wii U / Switch / Atari 2600 / PC Engine / Commodore 64 (NTSC and PAL) -**FPGA**: MiSTer FPGA (I primarily use this for all retro consoles from C64 to SEGA CD due to its versatility, accuracy, low input latency and most importantly its convenience) -**CRT TV (Desktop)**:Sony PVM 20M2MDU 20" -**CRT TV (Couch)**: Sony Trinitron WEGA 32" -**YOKO CRT (Arcade Nook):** Viewsonic G90mb 19" VGA -**TATE CRT (Arcade Nook):** HP FS700 17" VGA -**Controllers**: I have OEM controllers for all consoles listed above. When playing on my MiSTer FPGA, I generally prefer to use a Super Nintendo controller. ###RGB / Component / Upscaling Most all of my consoles are RGB/Component capable, and I run them through a fairly complex chain of hardware which I'll do my best to describe. All Coaxial/RCA/S-Video consoles are converted to Component and thus compatible with all hardware detailed below. -**RGB -> Component Converter**: Shinybow SCART -> Component Converter. All of my retro SCART/RGB hardware is converted to Component for compatibility across screens. This also replaces the need for an external RGB sync device. **Composite -> Component Converter**: Koryuu (this device allows all my Coaxial/RCA/S-Video consoles to work within my Component Video chain) -**SCART / RGB Switcher**: Bandridge SCART Switch -**Component Switcher**: Extron Crosspoint 300 (also serves as a Distribution Amplifier which sends video feeds to 2 TVs and my Capture Device) -**Line Doubler / Upscaler**: OSSC (Open Source Scan Converter, converts RGB/Component video to HDMI) -**HDMI Switcher**: Generic auto-detecting HDMI Switcher. Whenever a new HDMI signal is active, it overrides the previous one. Used for all HDMI Consoles, MiSTer FPGA and OSSC. ###Heart Rate Display I use a Garmin Heart Rate Monitor to detect my heart rate, and software called Golden Cheetah to customize its appearance on stream. Instructions can be found in [**this**](https://www.reddit.com/r/speedrun/comments/3rauke/information_for_displaying_heart_rate_on_stream/) Reddit post by Darbian. ###Eye Tracking Display In the event that I have Eye Tracking enabled, the hardware responsible is the Tobii 4c Eye Tracker. The software (and Twitch Extension) is called [**Tobii Ghost**](https://www.twitch.tv/ext/aug73iqv77n9asj9zoh2o0sg4d8mdr). This allows viewers of the stream to customize or disable the eye tracker on their end.
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