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Tankstick experience?

Postby darryldale » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:05 am

OK, so anybody have any experience with the tankstick?

As stated in my previous post I can't get my Mortal Kombat machine down the stairs into my basement.

Already have a nice size TV on the wall and thinking of building a custom pedestal unit. I was thinking of a custom wood / sheet metal pedestal and just throwing a tankstick on the top. Something like this:

http://arcadestands.com/index.php/produ ... -pedestal/

Between that and a nice laptop mounted in the pedestal with an HDMI cord up to the TV I think I'll be back in business. Won't be as good as the Mortal Kombat cab but hey you do what you gotta to get your fix in.

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Re: Tankstick experience?

Postby darryldale » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:17 am

Follow up:

Anybody have a tankstick they want to sell?

One with the trackball.

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Re: Tankstick experience?

Postby CoitusMysterioso » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:56 pm

I've had one for a little over a year and have nothing bad to say about it. Works well, feels sturdy!

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Re: Tankstick experience?

Postby jasonec » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:57 pm

Ditto here - I have a tankstick mounted to a showcase pedestal with a Mac Mini server inside running MAME.
I added a spinner to the tankstick as well as covered up the logo with a new vinyl overlay.
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Re: Tankstick experience?

Postby tekkaraiden » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:07 pm

They must have improved them, I have the version that was made before the trackball version and it's terrible.

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Re: Tankstick experience?

Postby Rickn » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:38 pm

I havec2 tank sticks.almost never used! Bought them to demo my displays. Now taking up space. Paid about$200 us plus freight $150 Canadian on pick up would work for me. I am in kitchener . 5196211722 if you are interested.
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Re: Tankstick experience?

Postby EvanW » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:50 pm

I bought the Emulator Edition Plus and am very happy with it. A little on the pricey side I know bu the time you buy the encoder, sticks, buttons, trackball, and spinner you aren’t that far out. Solid build and had it shipped to a UPS store in Buffalo and drove across to pick it up.

https://www.recroommasters.com/Xtension ... e-plus.htm

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Re: Tankstick experience?

Postby darryldale » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:32 am

Many thanks to Rick.

He had a couple he wasn't using anymore so I've taken both off of his hands.

Spend the next week getting them configured with a couple of new pc's then just need to convince the old man to build me a couple of wooden pedestals. See if he can make me a couple like the picture I posted.

Be nice to have a trackball again. Current MK machine doesn't have one and it would be nice to throw in a couple games of Missile Command, Centipede, Crystal Castle.

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Re: Tankstick experience?

Postby jasonec » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:40 am

darryldale wrote:Spend the next week getting them configured with a couple of new pc's then just need to convince the old man to build me a couple of wooden pedestals. See if he can make me a couple like the picture I posted.


Why not just buy a showcase cabinet pedestal?
Showcase cabs are easy to find - too heavy - nobody wants them!
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Re: Tankstick experience?

Postby darryldale » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:43 pm

jasonec wrote:
darryldale wrote:Spend the next week getting them configured with a couple of new pc's then just need to convince the old man to build me a couple of wooden pedestals. See if he can make me a couple like the picture I posted.


Why not just buy a showcase cabinet pedestal?
Showcase cabs are easy to find - too heavy - nobody wants them!


"Too Heavy" - Exactly why I don't want one.....

I've moved my Mortal Kombat machine twice and dont' have any interest in "heavy" anymore.

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Re: Tankstick experience?

Postby jasonec » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:49 pm

darryldale wrote:
jasonec wrote:
darryldale wrote:Spend the next week getting them configured with a couple of new pc's then just need to convince the old man to build me a couple of wooden pedestals. See if he can make me a couple like the picture I posted.


Why not just buy a showcase cabinet pedestal?
Showcase cabs are easy to find - too heavy - nobody wants them!


"Too Heavy" - Exactly why I don't want one.....

I've moved my Mortal Kombat machine twice and dont' have any interest in "heavy" anymore.


Nah - chuck the heavy part (back part that hosts the CRT) and keep just the pedestal part (light) :D
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