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@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2019 - 08:45 PM)

@xellos We get to many of those in Hollywood movies.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 08:13 PM)

Re:Creators!

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 07:47 PM)

There is also Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, where people regularly get summoned to a fantasy world, then eventually sent back with their accumulated powers (and the main character smuggles the demon lord's daugher by his request, which is a no-no)

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 07:23 PM)

We need more inverse isekais, like The Devil is a Part-Timer

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 04:11 PM)

I feel like Tron is pushing it but I can't actually come up with an argument to that effect

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

To Arazyr- I don't see why it wouldn't be.


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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!


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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!

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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.


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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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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!

 

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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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