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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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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2010-01-24

2010-01-24

The removal of arcade stuff is ongoing in my life at the moment. We've moved to a new apartment, and I can no longer fit three cabinets, so moving stuff that doesn't get enough use is crucial. The JK cabinet is now sold (sadly way too cheap) and is awaiting pickup next weekend. The search for yet another EGRET II is now on, and hopefully I will get that this spring. Apparently, the EGRET II is going up in price in Japan (are they starting to run out of these?) so hopefully I won't be paying too much for it. My current EGRET II has the Nanao MS9 monitor set to display at 24kHz for my XBox 360, Dreamcast or whatever other high res source I would want to feed it, so this other one will be my dedicated 15kHz machine for PCB use (I will put my Ibara board in first I think, or maybe ESPGALUDA). I've played my last...
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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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2009-10-25

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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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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