2010-09-20

2010-09-20

Bought some nice stuff for my cabinets, since game releases are a couple of weeks away. Still waiting for the pre-orders to open up at my favourite web-store for Do-Donpachi Dai-Fukkatsu 1.5 and Muchi Muchi Pork/Pink Sweets. New buttons for the panel where I put Sanwa RGs before. I went with Seimitus with clear plunger instead: I also bought some more of those lovely Dark Hai meshballs, as they're a perfect fit for any EGRET II panel and fit them onto my SUZO 500 custom shaft as well as my 2-player panel. I also made a little experiment that seems to have worked for the better. I bought a Seimitsu LS-56 8-way restrictor gate and fitted it onto the SUZO 500 and the fit was perfect! At least that's what I thought, but further testing showed that the LS-56's screw holes doesn't line up with the scewed ones on a SUZO 500. I'm gonna have a restrictor made by a friend who's like...
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2010-04-07

2010-04-07

Last night I finished the new 1L5B-panel for the new EGRET II and I am very pleased with the look and overall greatness of it. :P I wanted to try out some new stuff, so I've modded an Seimitsu LS-32 joystick with an LS-40 shaft. This is also known as the LS-36 (not an official product). Unfortunately I forgot to buy a washer for it, but I'll hopefully get hold of a custom transparent one from a nice guy in the UK known as FrancoB who does lots of great stuff for us arcade buffs. I added a pink shaft cover, and a "Dark Hai" Meshball to it as it'll match the EGRET II artwork perfectly. The pink buttons are Sanwa RG ones, and the white start button is also a Sanwa one. The reproduction artwork are from MCS in Florida and the blank panel I got from Starcab in France. Connectors (as well as joystick Mesh ball, shaft parts +...
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2009-07-21

2009-07-21

I've sold my Rastan PCB. Never gets played anyway, and I will rather have some nice things for my cabinets right now. Will get 2.1 speakers for my EGRET II, and a Extron Super Emotia video converter I got off eBay needs a power stepdown converter so I can play vertical high res (Japanese XBox 360) shmups in my low res cabs (preferrably EGRET II). I also got rid of a Rygar bootleg, and Tetris Plus 2 cart for Jaleco Mega System 32. Yes, I bought a Japanese XBox 360 and am currently enjoying DeathSmiles Mega Black Label in glorious high res in the Xiong-Ba cabinet. What a beautiful/fun game it is. Looking forward to Mushihime Futari, Ketsui, ESPGALUDA II and DeathSmiles 2 in the future. Also, I'm considering getting Raiden IV for it, even though I'm not a huge fan of the series. I also bought a very nice reproduction overlay for my EGRET II's 1P panel from SEGAShed: ...
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2009-06-13

2009-06-13

New panel for the EGRET II has arrived and is installed. I've fashioned a harness for it, so it's completely plug 'n play with the EGRET II/Atomiswave SD standards. This panel is fitted with a Suzo 500 stick and Seimitsu pearl buttons, as that's what I've grown acustomed to. I've made an order from SEGAShed in England for an EGRET II 1P overlay, and as soon as that's arrived and installed, I'll upload pictures of the whole installing process. Also changed the buttons in my JK cabinet to white pearl Seimitsus, and installed a custom shaft in the Suzo Inductive that lets me use japanese balls instead of ugly Suzo defaults. Now I just need some fresh screws instead of those rusty, worn down ones in the picture. ...
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2009-05-11

2009-05-11

NEW design! The yellow and black is very nice, but I thought it was time for a new look. Kinda has an EGRET III vibe going on. Also had a look at the links on my misc page and removed those who sadly no longer work + added a few that does. Also, during these last couple of weeks, I have refurbished my JK panel and converted it into one for 1 player only. It now has the same button layout as my EGRET II panel, and a fantastic Suzo Inductive Joystick. No new paint, but a generic overlay from HAPP. I also intend to modify this with a hand made shaft that supports Sanwa/Seimitsu ball top balls instead of the horrible Suzo design. I'm currently awaiting the shaft from Polish joystick guru, Kowal. I've documented the refurbishing process so far with pictures that you can view on my JK page. In addition to the new panel, I've installed a fresnel lense...
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2009-01-30

2009-01-30

Haven't had much funds to spend on arcade games/cabinet updates lately. A very nice guy has lent me his Ketsui PCB, so now I'm learning much about this beautiful gem from CAVE. I've devised a nice instruction card-holder to replace the totally unneccesary ashtray in my Xiong Ba cabinet. Looks really nice, doesn't it? I've also put lot's of energy into getting the screen "right". Lots of tweaking of the chassis board setttings, and now it's actually acceptable. D...
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