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Offline ArcadeAction

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Re: Any Arcade owners?
« Reply #45 on: October 05, 2015, 15:54:52 PM »
This looks like a lot of fun!  Nice job!!

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Re: Any Arcade owners?
« Reply #46 on: October 05, 2015, 18:12:09 PM »
Great work fella.. Really impressive.. :113:
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« Reply #47 on: October 06, 2015, 11:39:32 AM »
Looks like a lot of work but it'll be great once you're done.  :)
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Re: Any Arcade owners?
« Reply #48 on: January 15, 2018, 18:37:49 PM »
I have a pair of Sega Astro City candy cabs, one for horizonal play, one for vertical...

Mainly though use it for Neo-Geo though, its all about the Geo...

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« Reply #49 on: June 27, 2018, 23:57:37 PM »

Look out for an article I'm writing on this very subject.

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« Reply #50 on: June 28, 2018, 00:16:01 AM »
Cool! 
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Re: Any Arcade owners?
« Reply #51 on: December 01, 2018, 14:45:56 PM »
Ive got a Robotron machine. Its still got the original boards in but when they died I cheated and fitted a PC. I should maybe look into getting the originals refurbished or something.

Ive also got an Addams Family pin

Finally ive got a home made coffee table with a PC inside running mame. This was in the living room for years but was relegated to a bedroom when it hardly got played.
(You can buy flatpacks for both coffee tables, bar tops and uprights quite readily now on flea bay).

I have a hankering for another pin - as a project but even ones that fit into "project" category are going for £600+ :
(And of course they take up a lot of space)

I'm also in the middle of constructing a virtual pin - which I started to try and scratch the aforementioned "I want another pinball" itch :)


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Re: Any Arcade owners?
« Reply #52 on: December 01, 2018, 16:18:13 PM »
Your very own coffee table arcade emulator?  That sounds awesome!  Any pics?
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« Reply #53 on: December 01, 2018, 17:35:58 PM »
I can probably take some - but its pretty much a table someone made me that I put a PC and a monitor inside :)

I did think of making a "streamline" one - that uses a flat panel monitor. Cos its somewhat large but i never got around to it.

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« Reply #54 on: December 01, 2018, 17:52:34 PM »
That's cool.  Would be nice to see it still.  :)
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Re: Any Arcade owners?
« Reply #55 on: January 30, 2019, 14:41:38 PM »
This is one system I don't own. I guess I just don't have the spare room to justify owning one but ultimately I aim to own one at somepoint.

Anyone here own one?
Ok, I thought it about time I revisited this topic as the traditional arcade cabs are where my love for gaming really got ramped up. Yes, I had a 2600 back in the day and it was great for so many reasons. However, as you may know, I really fell in love with a game called Crystal Castles and the arcade version is by far the best. In short, around April 2019 I intend to buy a cabinet, albeit mame, but I’ve decided it’s been long enough and to hell with not have space, I’m treating myself. I hope to get some pictures etc on here during the summer 😎
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Re: Any Arcade owners?
« Reply #56 on: February 01, 2019, 12:13:03 PM »
Loved CC. Sadly its just not so much fun with a controller - so all the versions on consoles just get frustrating.


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« Reply #57 on: February 01, 2019, 12:24:08 PM »
I don't know if you're aware, but several 2600 games have been hacked to have true trak-ball control.  Unfortunately, CC is not among those because it would require a complete rewrite of the game code to be able to implement true trak-ball control for it.  I was so disappointed when I learned that.  I wish someone did hack the 8-bit version to use the trak-ball, though!
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Re: Any Arcade owners?
« Reply #58 on: February 03, 2019, 16:41:09 PM »
Loved CC. Sadly its just not so much fun with a controller - so all the versions on consoles just get frustrating.


The arcade version was designed for a trackball and the 2600 version just doesn’t cut it for me. The 8-bit version was an excellent conversion which I recall being trackball compatible. It’s a very good version of CC. However, I’m going to obtain an arcade cab with the original version installed and a proper trackball. Expensive, but the best way to play CC.
I don't know if you're aware, but several 2600 games have been hacked to have true trak-ball control.  Unfortunately, CC is not among those because it would require a complete rewrite of the game code to be able to implement true trak-ball control for it.  I was so disappointed when I learned that.  I wish someone did hack the 8-bit version to use the trak-ball, though!
I’m going back a long way but I’m sure the XL/XE version was trackball compatible. In fact now I think about it BTB of The Jag Bar did a video of all three versions with his kids and they used trackballs, at least on the 8-bit and arcade machine he has.
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Re: Any Arcade owners?
« Reply #59 on: February 03, 2019, 16:50:01 PM »
Is it true trak-ball mode or just a trak-ball controller in joystick mode?
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