2010-07-22

2010-07-22

Been a while since the last update. I've today sold my Rampage World Tour PCB because it's kind of a nuicance getting it to run (demands -5V, but might even be broken, buyer was aware though). Not much else is new, I've been putting all of my time into playing Ketsui on the 360 and finally got the 1ALL on one credit. I can't really afford the PCB's I would wanna buy, so I keep buying nice 360 ports instead, Ketsui and DeathSmiles 2X are the latest ones, but I haven't played DS2X at all. ...
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2010-03-14

2010-03-14

Picked up my second EGRET II today: (Sorry for the iPhone picture, I didn't have a lot of time tonight). It does have some scuffs in the bezel and surrounding body, but just some fast touching up with some appliance paint really made a whole world of difference right away. Already ordered parts to assemble a 1-player panel for this one as well. I will probably use the Seimitsu buttons that came with this 2-player panel for it, or give the Sanwa RG's a try. Some speak highly of them, so why not give them a try. Earlier in the week, a Gemini Wing bootleg PCB arrived, but I think I'll try to get rid of it rather swiftly, as it displays upside down, and lacks a screen flip option. I know that because of that, I won't be playing it, but run Gemini Wing on my MAME PC instead. :( When time allows, I'll snap a couple of better pictures of these...
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2009-10-25

2009-10-25

Trimmed the collection somewhat. Vimana and Psy-Conics Oscar are both sold, and I just traded my Raiden Fighters 2 (including the SPI mobo) for an Ibara PCB. These games are all great, but does not get enough play time from me and will hopefully end up getting more love in their new homes. Getting the Ibara PCB is nice as it'll be a huge challenge. In other news, I'm trying to source a 1-player panel for my Xiong Ba cabinet, and I'm currently re-designing the CPO for it along with some nice marquee and top sign. I have a cool idea for the top sign. Hopefully it'll pan out. ...
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2009-09-19

2009-09-19

DoDonpachi DOJ-BLEX has arrived and is really fun to play. Too bad that the loading times is laughable at best, and the game isn't compatible with my hacked pad, as I have to sync it everytime I've made a choice in the game's menus. In other news, I've sold my Arkanoid PCB+JAMMA adapter, and the money got me a really cool little gizmo that I'm going to use in my EGRET II when it arrives. I have also soldered myself an adapter for my Perfect Billiards board, and it's working but currently has no sound. ...
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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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