Darwin 4078 get! Also, fixed some layout issues.

Last night I had a small shmupmeet at home and one of my guests presented me with a very nice gift - a Data East "Darwin 4078" PCB! He knew how I had longed to own this game, but it really never pops up for sale, so he gave me his board. Thanks a lot, Sticky! As I added this game to my list of vertical games, I noticed that somehow the page's layout has been messed up, so I fixed it. In other news, I'm almost done with the supergun I'm building, so I had it running all of last night so my guests could play horizontal games on my TV without me having to rotate my screens. It was quite a success, I'm happy to say. I'll do a write-up of my supergun buil when I'm 100% done with it along with a list of used components. BONUS! Here are a couple of Youtube videos from my shmupmeet last night: ...
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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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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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