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With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

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And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

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Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

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You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

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So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

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Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.

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Oh, the turnover rates are high here as well.

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Amazon.com and .ca, on the other hand, can be pretty terrible. I know from your squawkbox posts that you guys have your issues with Amazon over there, although you're lucky to have stronger government regulations and a union there. I gather the warehouse workers in the USA and Canada have it pretty crappy, with very high turnover, close to minimum wage pay, and no unions

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Amazon.de doesn't really have the same issue. I've ordered from them (and UK, FR, IT and JP) several times, and their packaging is much better

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I'm not sure how it works on the customer's end. As packers, we sometimes have items that are flagged as "overwrap", which means we absolutely have to put them into a box even if they're already in pretty sturdy manufacturer packaging.

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Yeah, I really do wish amazon had an option to upgrade packaging for an extra buck or something. I hate their bubble mailers

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That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

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my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

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I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

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I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

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Burrunjor

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your mom.

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What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

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Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

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I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

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i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3

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Heck, I got the season 2/3 set for $3 (?) from a Dollar General discount bin :p

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The series is pretty cheap on DVD, too, which at least will work internet or no. The complete series set seems to be OOP, but there's a Season 1 set as well as a combined 2 & 3 set.

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Woot! Beast wars!

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Yay! Tubi now has the first season of Rescue Bots and the full run of Beast Wars FINALLY available.

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Just like me in a game of Civilization. Don't have gunpowder? Time for your cities to burn.

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He dubbed the peoples that saw him as bad news cannibals and savages before enslaving and wiping them out too.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 01:40 PM)

And if they had been unfriendly: he would have simply slaughtered them with diseases they couldn't fight, and technology they couldn't match until they as a people did not exist. There's something about european backgrounds that drive us to exploit.

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He described the peoples he encountered as some of the most friendly and giving in the world, so naturally, he ate all their food, enslaved them and put them to work looking for gold that did not exist, until they as a people did not exist.

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he landed by coincidence in front of long-term residents.

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He said the world was round-o! (He said the world was round-o!) He said it could be found-o! (He said it could be found-o!) That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo! (That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo!)

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In the year 1492, Columbus gave us the day off skoo

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How often do people actually celebrate Columbus or the Pilgrims? Usually it just feels like celebrating the first break in the school year and a nice dinner with the family.

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You've got like two more weeks until the american thanksgiving. Canadian thanksgiving is literally a harvest festival.

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Hey, everyone. Come together to enjoy this national holiday made to celebrate a mass-murderer who never set foot in the USA. What fun!

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that's perfect!

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A school-bus combiner called Valedictorion.

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Honor-Roll

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I like that one.

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Oh, how about Dropout?

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Hey Everyone I'm beginning to put together The TF Roll Out Short Hot Rod's Presentation!

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Truant.

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Haslab Unicron may change the direction of Cyberverse or the netflix series.

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Those are too friendly--what if he was a Decepticon?

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Cheesewagon

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Bus-Top has a very GoBot vibe

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I actually never heard of the name Megalodon until recently.


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Building a MAME Cabinet: Also Restoring multiple Classic Arcade games!


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:10 PM

My Streetfigter cost was 270 when I got it home it had 70 bucks in quaters in the bottom of it

 

If you dont have to move an acrade dont unless you have really wide doors

 

My SF came from an old Rampart machine turned CPS2 with the mylars and contol board added it has 16 diffrant connectors to slide the controls and  board out

sweet man! 

 

Here's my surviving cabinet.

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After I saved them.

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My second cabinet had something go wrong in transport after I saved them from Terminal Reality before they shut down. I haven't gone in to really troubleshoot it, but for now it's just in the garage.


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:25 PM

That's... not a bad idea.

If someone is brave enough, they would make the cabinet into a dock for the portable MAME system.


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:42 PM

I've been debating throwing together a MAME cab for years now using an LCD and an old tower or laptop. 

 

btw, shouldn't this thread be in Insert Coin?



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:34 PM

Perhaps, but I wanted it to get more eyeballs in General, in case the member I was remembering would see it and pop in to comment.

 

Well, I have ordered more parts now:

 

1 Red Joystick

1 Green Joystick

1 Yellow Joystick

1 Blue Joystick

Illuminated player 1 - 4 buttons

 

6 Red LED Lit buttons

6 Green LED Lit buttons

6 Yellow LED Lit buttons

6 Blue LED Lit buttons

4 White LED Lit buttons for player coins,

 

I-PAC 4 for encoding

 

That along with the trackball and mount, and I am well on my way for my control panel. I just need the MDF and boards for the case and the wiring to connect it all. I might be able to build this control box next week if all the parts come in.


Edited by The Predaking, 04 March 2014 - 09:53 PM.

Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!

 

http://www.allspark....ade-game/page-2

 

 


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 10:27 PM

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 09:07 AM

Yes please!


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 09:32 AM

Will do! It seems that most of my parts have shipped so maybe I can work on this this weekend!


Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!

 

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 11:11 PM

 

I can't recall who, but I know that someone here once built a MAME arcade cabinet, and since I am planning on building one myself, I thought that I would start a thread about it and see if anyone had any advice our just interest in seeing how this project will progress.

 

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I have to admit, that I am leaning towards the four player route, but I was wondering what are your guys/gals opinions?

 

 

I built a MAME cabinet about ten years ago (wow, doesn't seem like it was that long ago.)

 

I used a small form factor PC configured with the Ultimarc ArcadeVGA graphics card with an old Mortal Kombat cabinet. For the controller I used the X-Arcade controller board/kit.

I also included a Playstation 2, Xbox and Dreamcast which connected to the monitor via a VGA switch. Each was outfitted with the Ultimarc monitor adapters for the respective system. I had to build out a video cable that ran from the monitor to the switch but from that point, it was just a matter of connecting the VGA switch to the video adapters. I connected the consoles to the control panel using a serial switch and the X-Arcade controller adapters. 

 

I let the cabinet sit for a few years after a move and the monitor went bad. I've been in the process of gutting it and converting to a LCD panel (for simplicity's sake) and upgrading the PC to an Intel i5-based NUC. I've been in the planning process of doing this for the last two years. I expect to actually get to it some time in 2025.

 

For photos of the project (as well as lots of embarrassing photos of me) you can check out my Flickr page. The first part of an unfinished guide can be found here.

 

I should really learn to finish a project.

 

 

 



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 01:28 AM

Woot! Most of my parts came in today! I have the buttons, joysticks, and trackball, so all I need now is a few more buttons and the ipac4 encoder!

Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!

 

http://www.allspark....ade-game/page-2

 

 


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:47 AM

I should have the Encoder in today, so I need to get the wiring that I need to setup everything. I will also need to get a power supply to power the LED buttons and Trackball.

 

I did get a huge piece of cardboard to make a template for my control panel. That should help me immensely with my layout testing and building the actual panel.


Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!

 

http://www.allspark....ade-game/page-2

 

 


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:22 PM

trackball I always got shocked by them no Cinaped for me


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:46 PM

It's rare I ever play any games that require trackball. 

 

720 perhaps?


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 07:52 AM

There are a few classic games out there that play with one, so I figured that I would use one. I picked it up for cheap on eBay, and it fits the control panel theme. Now if I can only find some light guns that work on LED HDTVs, and a spinner that doesn't cost an outrageous amount, I might add those to the system too.


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http://www.allspark....ade-game/page-2

 

 


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 08:36 AM

There are a few classic games out there that play with one, so I figured that I would use one. I picked it up for cheap on eBay, and it fits the control panel theme. Now if I can only find some light guns that work on LED HDTVs, and a spinner that doesn't cost an outrageous amount, I might add those to the system too.

 

http://www.ultimarc.com/aimtrak.html‎


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 11:25 AM

Hmmn, that looks pretty cool, but the cost is a bit much at $100 a piece. Being USB though, I can always addd them later on!

 

I have ordered the wiring and quick disconnects, so now all I need is a power supply for the lights, and I believe that I can use an older PC's power supply that I have laying around. I doubt that I will be using that 2004 HP XP Media Center again, especiall since it won't boot any more, and I have already scrubbed the data off of the hard drives.

 

I also have 2/3 of a sheet of plywood that I have been storing in my garage, so I am going to use that to start on the controller panel as soon as all the parts come in.


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Posted 13 July 2014 - 11:15 AM

Thread Necromancy time!

Okay, so I have all the parts other than the wood, the Marque, and the T-molding. I even have a lot of the tools now that I will need to create the new MAME cabinet. I have been spending a lot of time trying to come up with a design for it though. I am trying to design it where it's easily assembled and disassembled for storage and transportation. However, all that has been sidelined for a bit as I start what should be an easier first project to tackle.

 

Okay, I bought what I thought was a Galaga machine at what I can only describe as an arcade junkyard here in Montgomery. I only paid $50 for it, but it was obviously not working. At first I thought that I would MAME it, but now after looking around around, I realized that I wanted to make it original again. So after looking into this, I discovered that I had not a Galaga cabinet, but a Galaxian one that had been converted to a Galaga one. What tipped me off was the envelope that I found in the bottom last night with all these electrical diagrams for Galaxian, that the cabinet was made in 1979, the overlay is Galaxian, and it had green T-molding.

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Here is the album of Pics that I took last night:

http://smg.photobuck.../library/Arcade

So, now I am at an impasse, as I don't really know where to go from here. Would it be a tragedy to fully convert this into a Galaga machine? Should I 60 and 1 it? Just gut it all out and throw a MAME PC in it? Or should I restore it to the original Galaxian?


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Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!

 

http://www.allspark....ade-game/page-2

 

 


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Posted 13 July 2014 - 01:24 PM

Thread Necromancy time!

Okay, so I have all the parts other than the wood, the Marque, and the T-molding. I even have a lot of the tools now that I will need to create the new MAME cabinet. I have been spending a lot of time trying to come up with a design for it though. I am trying to design it where it's easily assembled and disassembled for storage and transportation. However, all that has been sidelined for a bit as I start what should be an easier first project to tackle.

 

Okay, I bought what I thought was a Galaga machine at what I can only describe as an arcade junkyard here in Montgomery. I only paid $50 for it, but it was obviously not working. At first I thought that I would MAME it, but now after looking around around, I realized that I wanted to make it original again. So after looking into this, I discovered that I had not a Galaga cabinet, but a Galaxian one that had been converted to a Galaga one. What tipped me off was the envelope that I found in the bottom last night with all these electrical diagrams for Galaxian, that the cabinet was made in 1979, the overlay is Galaxian, and it had green T-molding.

 

Here is the album of Pics that I took last night:

http://smg.photobuck.../library/Arcade

So, now I am at an impasse, as I don't really know where to go from here. Would it be a tragedy to fully convert this into a Galaga machine? Should I 60 and 1 it? Just gut it all out and throw a MAME PC in it? Or should I restore it to the original Galaxian?

International Arcade Museum marks Galaga was being way more common than Galaxian. The question is, how much time and money are you willing to put into restoring this machine? It looks pretty rough. Do you know if any of the components are working?

 

My gut feeling is that I'd try to restore the conversion unless I was going to go ahead and MAME it. See what works and then revisit the question.



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 01:26 PM

I say turn it back into ether Glalaxian or Galaga geting it back to its former glory as ether or works for me


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Posted 13 July 2014 - 04:57 PM

I have no idea if any of the components are working, and to be truthful, I can't even tell you what is missing.

 

Yeah, as much as I would love to have it as a Galaga machine, I am thinking that I will convert it back to Galaxian.

 

 

Sand it,

fill in the scratched in names

paint it white,

put new stickers on the side and kick plate,

Add the PCB

Swap out the power supply

Swap out the control panel

Put a new back panel on

fix the coin door

Add new coin door lock


Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!

 

http://www.allspark....ade-game/page-2

 

 


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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:49 PM

Me personally; I would shoot for the 60 in 1. Just for the extra gaming, since you could turn it off galaxian and leave it on pac man if it suited your mood.

 

But restoration is basically a given.


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