TAITO arcade stool refurbish

TAITO arcade stool refurbish

I got myself a pair of pretty sad looking TAITO arcade stools a couple of months ago but hadn't had time to get them looking good until now (currently on vacation). I took a photo of one when I got them, thinking the fabric was orange, but now in the process I actually noticed that these where red when they left the factory. :/ Japanese ass-sweat™ can do that I guess. Here's the picture: I then opened it in Photoshop and played around with the colour until I made my mind up to have a purple fabric to match my EGRET II's: At the start of this week, I began the work on removing as much rust as possible from the legs, but having removed the worst, I still have a bit to go, so to keep myself motivated to continue, I took a break from polishing and began re-upholstering the cushions today. (Before the steel-wool, sweaty workout on the left side, pretty awesome stuff) Left...
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360 Video settings – Mushihimesama HD

360 Video settings – Mushihimesama HD

I just updated my 360 Video settings page with Mushihimesama HD (scroll down to the bottom). I also noticed (with this game)that at least using the Ultracade Universal Video Converter, the backgrounds will wobble (tearing) terribly unless SMOOTHING is enabled. I don't know if you'll get the wobble if you use a native 480p (or higher) display, but you might give the SMOOTHNESS setting a try if you have issues. I wanted to add video settings for Under Defeat HD as well, but the 4:3 mode is currently in need of an update patch so I feel I want to wait and see what'll happen....
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Translations of interviews featured in Japanese ‘Shooting Gameside’ magazine

Translations of interviews featured in Japanese ‘Shooting Gameside’ magazine

blackoak from shmups forums has posted some very interesting interviews lately: The Basiscape composers interview: http://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=41741 A Toaplan interview (with Tatsuya Uemura): http://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=41213 A Raizing interview (with Sotoyama Yuuichi & YokooKenichi): http://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=41408 A Doujin shmup interview: http://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=41475 And a HUGE CAVE interview (with Junya Inoue, Manabu Namiki, Takashi Ichimura, Hiroyuki Tanaka, S. Yagawa, Akira Wakabayashi & Tsuneki Ikeda): http://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=41649  ...
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More on the Super 138-in-1 MVS cart

More on the Super 138-in-1 MVS cart

Took a couple of pictures (good ones this time) and here they are:   I still haven't had time to really dig into this cart. :/ When I got it, my screens were both vertical, my two player panel was lent to an arcade and now that I've got the panel back, I lent my MVS mobo to a buddy. When the stars align, I'll do a little review or something....
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Multi-Cart “Best Of AT#1” sold

Multi-Cart “Best Of AT#1” sold

Removed this from my MVS collection as I got a Super 138-in-1 cart instead. This is very nice as it has a dedicated menu PCB (you sandwich mount this between the mobo and the JAMMA harness) that lets you edit the game list shown which lets you remove all of the silly hacks, fighter revisions etc. Gonna snap some pics of this and update my MVS page as soon as I've snapped some decent pics of it....
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NANAO MS9 screen flip switches

I got a couple of these this week, and finally got some daylight in which to work, I can finally play with my  games from www.cozino.com/se/roulette-games/. Working on a monitor chassies is fiddly work, at least for me, so I always try to have the best possible conditions. I'm going to install the pictured one in my 24kHz EGRET II tomorrow along with a... 24/15kHz switch, also made by Blingstix aka FrancoB (Arcade Otaku, BYAC), just need to sort out a connector for the +12V that switches the relays from 15kHz (basic operation) to UVC mode 24kHz with the +12V coming from my JAMMA fingerboard that already powers my UVC. Read more about the UVC in the Articles section of this site. The 24/15kHz switch is a small adapter that you put between the chassis' hZ jumper wire (the MALE 4 pin connector) and then the FEMALE connectors each get one spot on the chassis hZ connectors. When the relays get +12/GND on the...
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