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by mortron
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Coin-Op Corner
Topic: One on One Monitor workshop
Replies: 1
Views: 841

Re: One on One Monitor workshop

I took a group workshop, it was very informative and helpful. Sadly, I've not found the time to put the knowledge obtained to much use yet, life is getting in the way. Rick has probably forgotten more than any of us will ever know about monitors. I would not hesitate to learn from him given the oppo...
by mortron
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Coin-Op Corner
Topic: recommendations for waiting room arcade
Replies: 8
Views: 2664

Re: recommendations for waiting room arcade

dpcal,
are you on the facebook group? jesse builds cabs and does great work from what i've seen. i'd try to reach him.
by mortron
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Anything Gaming Goes
Topic: Raspberry pi3 with Retro pi
Replies: 14
Views: 6186

Re: Raspberry pi3 with Retro pi

hooking up to a CRT via composite is pretty easy. you want to add sdtv_mode=16 to the config file, and youll have your 240p goodness. as far as i know the newest build has everything included that that single line is all you should need if memory serves correct. the biggest trick is finding an AV ca...
by mortron
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Coin-Op Corner
Topic: Gonna Build Some Cabinets, Which Would You Prefer?
Replies: 17
Views: 7223

Re: Gonna Build Some Cabinets, Which Would You Prefer?

Capcom Cutes would be awesome as heck... they are beauties. Not sure how challenging they would be. Can see some ways one could pull it off - but they won't be easy. I like the cabaret sized stuff because it isn't as common and seems to take up less space, so you can integrate one into a room a bit ...
by mortron
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Coin-Op Corner
Topic: Pac-Man + Gambling...discuss!
Replies: 2
Views: 1973

Re: Pac-Man + Gambling...discuss!

This seems like a natural progression to me. Also appeals to younger gamers and people who arent enticed entirely by a game of chance. Its like the anti-casino casino game. I remember when War was first offered at the casino and youd see younger people playing it and older people I spoke to found it...
by mortron
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Coin-Op Corner
Topic: Atari arcade marketing
Replies: 2
Views: 2034

Re: Atari arcade marketing

https://www.amazon.ca/Ultimate-History-Video-Games-Pokemon/dp/0761536434 I recently recieved a copy or Artcade and this book linked above for a birthday gift. The stories from Atari are abundant in this book. Quite an eye opener to see what went on there at those times, as it wasnt exactly all rainb...
by mortron
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Coin-Op Corner
Topic: "New Game" Marquees
Replies: 3
Views: 2685

Re: "New Game" Marquees

aerostarz wrote:I have some generic ones that you place your games name in the middle. Will bring to the swap meet.


Gah! I work too much right now to have that kind of fun :( I am working on a cab now that needs some art and was kicking the idea of a "New Game" theme :mrgreen:
by mortron
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Coin-Op Corner
Topic: Cold weather storage
Replies: 4
Views: 2690

Re: Cold weather storage

If you have moisture concerns, there are good absorbent products you could place inside the cabinet to absorb any moisture, though they may fill up quickly. Put them in my old car for storage as well as anything padded or upholstered that I wrap in plastic gets one in there too for safe measure. Mic...
by mortron
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: The Donut Shop
Topic: cell phone plans?
Replies: 26
Views: 12354

Re: cell phone plans?

I regret giving up my old phone plan, but had to switch when my jobs switched. Since then I have discovered the joy of having a phone I own 100% and getting a bit of a break, and flexibility in choosing my carrier. That said, I have a pretty good deal with Telus - Unlimited Nationwide and all that j...
by mortron
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Coin-Op Corner
Topic: "New Game" Marquees
Replies: 3
Views: 2685

"New Game" Marquees

Curious who has some pics of (what i think are) cool "new game" or operator marquees or whatever ya call em... like the one in the pic... they don't seem to be available new and don't seem to see many high res ones for printing but kind of want one :roll: http://arcadeclassics.com.au/wp-co...
by mortron
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Coin-Op Corner
Topic: FS: Pete's arcade collection (remaining cabs)
Replies: 19
Views: 8590

Re: FS: Pete's arcade collection (remaining cabs)

What type is the $100 cab, and how bad is the Rockola? :mrgreen:
by mortron
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Coin-Op Corner
Topic: Anyone have a Raspberry Pi powered cabinet/bartop ?
Replies: 130
Views: 36955

Re: Anyone have a Raspberry Pi powered cabinet/bartop ?

Thanks for your reply. It just seemed a bit overwhelming all that info you listed previous to this response, but I will check it out and seek what I need to know for this to work. To get 240p you add one line to boot config: sdtv_mode=16 And you will have 240p on the 3.5mm output. Make sure you unp...
by mortron
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Coin-Op Corner
Topic: Anyone have a Raspberry Pi powered cabinet/bartop ?
Replies: 130
Views: 36955

Re: Anyone have a Raspberry Pi powered cabinet/bartop ?

The Pi can be hooked up to a TV, Arcade Monitor, LCD, whatever. You're in luck, as I said right in my post - 240p via composite is possible. I believe its now as easy as adding like 2 lines to the config file. You just need a cord with the right pin out for the 3.5mm A/V connector (They aren't all t...
by mortron
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Coin-Op Corner
Topic: Anyone have a Raspberry Pi powered cabinet/bartop ?
Replies: 130
Views: 36955

Re: Anyone have a Raspberry Pi powered cabinet/bartop ?

I've done a lil research and seen some really cool stuff. I liked the original stock PI image that I have, and I've found a few skins I like. (Carbon comes to mind). I have some R O M sets that I'm happy with, containing mostly US games. Honestly if I could find the required MAME set I'd be cool wi...
by mortron
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Coin-Op Corner
Topic: Anyone have a Raspberry Pi powered cabinet/bartop ?
Replies: 130
Views: 36955

Re: Anyone have a Raspberry Pi powered cabinet/bartop ?

I am a pi guy... My suggestion is to build your own image. Youll spend a day learning how to do it, but then youll be able to fix things and tweak things just right without always asking for help. The first time you have people over and it goes down, youll be thankful. I never understood the sense i...

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