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It's a light gun. It has a single light sensor in the tip, which picks up light from the part of the screen it is aimed at. Given that the CRT TVs used at the time essentially instantaneously displayed the signal sent from the console, this was quite sufficient. I've never used a Zapper myself, but according to the Wikipedia article, it worked as follows: ...


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The NES Zapper is a simple photodiode connected to a switch. A photodiode allows current to pass, but only if there is light present. When you pull the trigger, the following happens in quick succession: The image of the game is replaced with a totally black screen The photodiode is checked to see if it is absorbing light. The entire screen is set to ...


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You are most likely talking about the QuickShot Supervision. With its tiltable screen and 4 shades of grey, this handheld is the closest I could find to match your dream.


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For most Acer monitors this can be adjusted trough the monitor's menu. Press the menu button, then press the < / > buttons to navigate to the settings tab, and adjust the "wide mode" setting. Reference: Acer S235HL user manual, page 24


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Oddly, Mojang doesn't have any minimum or recommended specs on minecraft.net, instead burying it in a crowd-sourced help article about system requirements. You appear to have more than the minimum required specs: Minimum Requirements: CPU : Intel P4 or its AMD Equivalent (AMD K7) RAM : 2GB GPU : Intel GMA 950 or AMD Equivalent with OpenGL 2.1 ...


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From your description, it sounds like the problem is with your HDMI cable, and not with the Xbox. I've owned several Xbox 360's and never had a problem with loose HDMI connectors. You can try to overcome the looseness via velcro, tape, or glue of some sort, but it's far easier to just get a better quality cable. I've had excellent luck with Monoprice HDMI ...


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If you compare a stable 60FPS with a stable 120 FPS you should see no difference at all. A 60Hz monitor refreshes the screen 60 times a second, so at 60 fps there is a frame drawn every time the screen refreshes, and at 120 fps there is a frame drawn every time the screen refreshes and once in between refreshes, so it's not shown on the screen but does get ...


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This is often a setting in the graphics driver menu, but the exact location will vary. For NVIDIA cards, open the NVIDIA control panel, then go to Display > Adjust desktop size and position, and select Aspect Ratio or No scaling on the Scaling tab. You may also want to change some of the other options on that page to get a more visually pleasant result; ...


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This link has it covered. Essentially, When you point at a duck and pull the trigger, the computer in the NES blacks out the screen and the Zapper diode begins reception. Then, the computer flashes a solid white block around the targets you’re supposed to be shooting at. The photodiode in the Zapper detects the change in light intensity and tells the ...


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Same as for any case of usage, i.e. 7200 is faster than 5400. However there are 2 additional things to consider, 7200 generates more heat and noise. While second can cause discomfort, first shortens life of the HDD. Considering that PS3 is not really depends on drive speed in general, 5400 is generally preffered. Considering HDD buffer size it's again, same ...


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The original Etrian Oddyssey games are DS titles, therefore they wont be restricted by 3DS region locking as established in this answer. This means it doesn't matter where you get Etrian Oddyssey 1, 2 & 3, they will play on any 3DS device in any region. Just make sure to buy your 3DS & your copy of Etrian Oddessey 4 from the same region. As you've ...


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Discs in any optical disk player (CD, DVD, Blu-Ray) spin at a very high RPM. Thus, they have to be carefully balanced to avoid doing damage to the disc or the player. Even putting a label on the disc can sometimes cause some minor balance issues. These balance issues can wear out the disc or the drive prematurely. Your loss of mass is relatively small ...


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Based on your specs, you may not have enough VRAM to support going above medium textures.


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The official Saitek FTP site has a download at: ftp://ftp.saitek.com/pub/software/x45/x45_151205_64.exe I suggest trying that, though I'm afraid I don't have this device so can't verify if it works. However, other Saitek devices I've used on 64 bit OS's with drivers from here have worked well.


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A simple way to clean the lense is to go out and buy a cleaning disc. These are made specifically to clean gaming systems/DVD players, so it wouldn't damage the Xbox. ( I used one of these on a DVD player and it worked well.) If it is the actual lense, you would have to service it.


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The minimum PSU requirements stated by the GPU manufacturers are excessively conservative. They can't make many assumptions, they have to deal with bad no-name PSUs and lots of extra components in the system. I have an Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti which according to NVidia requires a minimum PSU of 500W, and it is running perfectly fine in a computer with a ...


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You can try either of the following methods: Use Cursor Lock to confine the mouse cursor to a selected area on the screen. Press Win + P and choose Projector/Computer only, depending on whether your're playing on your secondary or main screen respectively. This will allow you to quickly switch between single or multiple monitors without unplugging the ...


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You need to format the drive while it is plugged in to the top of the xbox. WARNING:Formatting will wipe your drive. If you can, move your save games (very small files) to the cloud and your usb drive. Finally, Format the drive and if you can't reclaim close to 60 GB, (54 GB is average) then find out how to open the drive to make sure that someone didn't ...


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Other than the above, the Xbox 360 E is meant to be cooler (temperature) and quieter, though no-one can notice the difference.


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I recently had a similar problem with my PS3 and replaced, not the whole drive, but just the laser and the "deck", which is the little track that moves the laser back and forth. Search ebay for "PS3 laser" - mine cost about £23 (UK pounds, equivalent to about $40 USD). The decks are specific to different hardware revisions of the PS3, so be sure to check ...



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