2009-11-26

2009-11-26

My beloved Xiong Ba cabinet and my Red Box multi-PCB are both sold and has left the building. I'm really happy I got the cabinet sold right now, as I was on the verge of some major reconstruction on it. Typically, I usually start stuff I really regret later on, but this time a buyer appeared and put a stop to that nonsense. Now that I have no high res available, I've set my EGRET II to 24kHz to get as close to high res as possible now that I have an awesome Ultracade Video Converter. This cool little thing converts VGA to 15 kHz or 24kHz without breaking a sweat. And it's very tiny, so it's replaced the Emotia in the EGRET II, mostly because it can handle 24khz. Unfortunately, the Nanao monitor can't switch resolutions "on the fly" like the Wei-Ya in the Xiong Ba cabinet did, so it's not as easy to switch back and forth. Hopefully, I'll be...
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2009-08-07

2009-08-07

Time for a little update on things. I've sold my Tetris Plus 2 cart for the Jaleco Mega System 32, and now only have the glorious P-47 Aces left. I've recieved the Extron Super Emotia and successfully installed that into my EGRET II, and am currently waiting for Do Donpachi DOJ-BLEX for the 360 to try out some nice TATE action. Death Smiles (360 version with redrawn hi res graphics) looks like this on my EGRET II low res Sanwa/Toshiba screen: Pretty cool, huh? You can see some more fresh photos up on my pici.se galleries: Death Smiles in the Xiong Ba | Extron Super Emotia Experimenting | Mounting a SUZO joystick in an EGRET II 1P panel | I'll try to put up links to more pictures here when DDP DOJ-BLEX has arrived, but you can check out my pici.se page yourself if you're curious. :D ...
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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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2009-01-30

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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2008-09-18

2008-09-18

Sold my Air Gallet PCB to an american enthusiast. Gonna use the money to upgrade the crappy control panel on my Xing Ba cabinet. Will post pictures when the new CPO arrives from MAMEMarquees as is properly installed. I will probably miss it, but I don't have a job right now, so that's the only way I can afford a new CPO right now. Not that I play my Xiong Ba that much, but improving the feel and look of it might trigger some lust for horizontal gaming... ...
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2008-06-21

2008-06-21

Well, I've actually had this about a month now, but it's been a month filled with problems. I got myself a "brand new" Chinese made Xiong Ba tri-sync 29" sitdown cabinet. Yes, this was shipped to Sweden directly from Macrown in China where it had been assembled. But unfortunately, quality is something they take lightly in The People's Republic of China so to my dismay, the monitor is far from perfect (that you'd expect from a brand new item) and I still have to get it adjusted properly before I can hook my Atomiswave mobo to it and really enjoy using it. I've had the buttons replaced with quality stuff from Seimitsu and also plugged three button holes. No need for six buttons, since I'm not a fighter fan. ...
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