I don't need or want frequent updates. I do want bugs fixed, not being able to control HS without using a keyboard emulator or 3rd party software is a complete joke in 2018. It was a complete joke in 2014 and it will still be a complete joke in 2022. Thanks for the animated wheel... that can't be controlled natively.
Wake up in the middle of the night for an update? Rip Van Winkle hasn't missed a real HS version update.
I like old when it's provides benefit, quality, sentiment or beauty. I have antiques and collect several old things. There is a lot of truth to the saying, "They don't build things like the use to." On the other hand I have no use for a punch card computer.
I don't like broken and I never implied I want a ton or updates or to update often. In fact the number of updates on smart phones and their application is completely out of hand (I don't need my flash light app updated 10 times a week). With HS it's been several years with NO updates. A fix to work on Windows 10 is not an update, it's a bug fix. Let's call a spade a spade.
"Flawlessly" is a word I have never heard in the same sentence as HyperSpin unless it's prefixed with "does not work". My HS build works great but only after jumping through a ton of hoops and using a lot of 3rd party software. This was acceptable and normal 10 years ago but is just lazy in this day and age. Let's face it, the HS community has given more to HS in the past 5+ years than the HS development team (if there is one).
A few months back I decided that my HS build wasn't touched for 4+ years so I would update it. I quickly found that there really wasn't anything to update. I got a few new MAME themes and that was about it.
I love XBMC/Kodi but wouldn't use for gaming. I've have in the past and it's not up to the task. I use Kodi to launch other FEs (including HS)if I want to play games on my media center. Of course every media center uses 16:9 so HS isn't really practical here.
Not sure where you're going with the Yahoo Weather. I don't play video games outside so I don't know how knowing the weather helps. I also have windows in every room in my house so I can just look for myself. If you're implying that Flash a is good thing, I simply disagree for enough reasons that could fill a new thread.
I can't disagree here. It's nice for with a CRT. I also don't regret the subscription. I've used HS for years and loved it. I still use it today but only on my cabinet.
You can look at the forums and see how many people have questions, issues, problems, etc. It's about 100 fold of any other FE, trust me I've literally tried them all. You can also look at my posts on the forums and see that I've always helped people to get their setups fixed. I have very few posts about how things work or how I can get something to work. I'm not a new gamer, I'm not an inexperienced PC user, I've be in the IT field for 20+ years and have no issue getting any piece of hardware or software to submit to my will. My point... if it looks like a duck, sounds like a duck and smells like a duck... it's probably a duck. You'd have to be a quack if you think HS is current, bug free or the best FE in any regard in 2018. I know you've all spent a ton of time on your HS builds and I have too. I have respect for that. When the rats start running off a ship it's time to go.
Don't get me wrong. I'll still pop in here because I like the forum and people. I'll still keep my HS build on my cabinet after it's no longer my primary FE. I'll switch to it from time-to-time and check for updates and come back here 10 years from now to reference this thread when it's still on version 1.x.