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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #160 on: November 17, 2011, 01:14:46 pm »
How are these people not in jail?

You are so silly. Who has time to chase scammers ripping people off for tens of thousands of dollars when there are people out there smoking marijuana and others trying to buy alcohol on Sunday.
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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #161 on: November 17, 2011, 05:52:07 pm »
A little update, "Jan Judd" is either Errol Mihalik's sister or a pseudonym for his sister.  "Jan Judd" is Adam's wife, who operates a business entitled "Home Bound Mom", who's domain was registered by RAM controls.

A casual search brings nothing. Link?
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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #162 on: November 17, 2011, 08:57:30 pm »
How are these people not in jail?

You are so silly. Who has time to chase scammers ripping people off for tens of thousands of dollars when there are people out there smoking marijuana and others trying to buy alcohol on Sunday.

Don't get me started...feh...

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #163 on: November 18, 2011, 10:13:20 am »
A little update, "Jan Judd" is either Errol Mihalik's sister or a pseudonym for his sister.  "Jan Judd" is Adam's wife, who operates a business entitled "Home Bound Mom", who's domain was registered by RAM controls.

A casual search brings nothing. Link?

http://www.familyboundmom.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/FAMILY-BOUND-MOM/257327547190

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #164 on: November 30, 2011, 11:53:37 am »
Quote

Registrant:
RAM Controls
ATTN FAMILYBOUNDMOM.COM
care of Network Solutions
PO Box 459
Drums, PA. US 18222

Domain Name: FAMILYBOUNDMOM.COM

Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
RAM Controls    ah4pe56z2zb@networksolutionsprivateregistration.com
ATTN FAMILYBOUNDMOM.COM
care of Network Solutions
PO Box 459
Drums, PA 18222
US
570-708-8780

Record expires on 10-May-2012.
Record created on 10-May-2010.
Database last updated on 30-Nov-2011 11:37:44 EST.

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NS65.WORLDNIC.COM 205.178.190.33
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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #165 on: February 14, 2012, 09:47:27 am »
Beware. The scam is ramping up again. Watch out for the smooth talking scum bags.  #youvebeenwarned

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #166 on: June 03, 2012, 08:58:34 am »
YOKES YOKES ANYONE! :lol :lol

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #167 on: June 25, 2012, 06:28:44 pm »
RIP
www.RamControls.com

But dont seem too suprized when these Ram parts start resurfacing again
and proably under a new site labeled "Under new Managament"
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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #168 on: July 02, 2012, 09:47:12 am »
Unstickying since the domain is gone.
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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #169 on: July 02, 2012, 10:32:00 pm »
True, but he does have 30 days (I believe) to renew.  And this isn't the first time a RAM domain expired and was renewed later.

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #170 on: July 02, 2012, 11:06:20 pm »
Yeah, if it resurfaces we'll resticky these threads.
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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #171 on: July 02, 2012, 11:39:08 pm »
I'm liking fewer stickies.

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #172 on: July 04, 2012, 12:56:44 am »
I'm liking fewer stickies.

Yeah, they were getting a little thick.
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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #173 on: July 04, 2012, 01:20:05 am »
Yeah, if it resurfaces we'll resticky these threads.

If it resurfaces, maybe just sticky one and add a link to the other in the first post.

2x stickies seems like overkill at this stage.


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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #174 on: July 09, 2012, 01:51:15 pm »
Yeah, if it resurfaces we'll resticky these threads.

just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water  :timebomb:
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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #175 on: July 09, 2012, 01:58:57 pm »
Man, that turd just won't flush.

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #176 on: July 09, 2012, 03:41:28 pm »
Yeah, if it resurfaces we'll resticky these threads.

just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water  :timebomb:
www.ramcontrols.com


My click redirected to ram-controls.com and he has a FaceBook page now?!

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #177 on: July 09, 2012, 04:18:14 pm »
Maybe it is time to re-sticky ...  :banghead:
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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #178 on: July 09, 2012, 04:24:44 pm »
Maybe it is time to re-sticky ...  :banghead:

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #179 on: July 09, 2012, 09:39:34 pm »
I think it was always ram-controls.com . Anyways, life is interesting.
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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #180 on: July 26, 2012, 01:57:07 pm »
Holy Crap I never realized they were in PA.  They are only about 2 hours from my house.

"Drums, PA" is just north of Allentown.

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #181 on: July 26, 2012, 02:31:35 pm »
Maybe VintageGamer and I could pay him a visit  :laugh2:

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #182 on: July 27, 2012, 07:08:01 pm »
My understanding was always that Dave/Adam lived in Southern California.  I am pretty sure that went for Dan/Jim as well.  I'm assuming the PA address came from a whois?

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #183 on: July 29, 2012, 02:05:24 am »
Yeah, it says SoCal on their site, and their number is a SoCal area code.
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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #184 on: July 30, 2012, 01:46:06 pm »
Yeah, it says SoCal on their site, and their number is a SoCal area code.

This just keeps getting more and more interesting.

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #185 on: July 30, 2012, 07:52:29 pm »
It reads 'Care of Network Solutions". Must be some private registration type thing. Just more smoke and mirrors. Don't be fooled by the crook scammers.

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #186 on: July 31, 2012, 03:45:39 pm »
I'm surprised no one in the hobby local to there took a drive down to the place on some week day morning. Still could I'd guess.
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« Reply #187 on: August 01, 2012, 03:18:46 pm »
I'm surprised no one in the hobby local to there took a drive down to the place on some week day morning. Still could I'd guess.

Well on line back stabbers never do show up in person.  Too scared.
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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #188 on: August 05, 2012, 07:20:37 pm »
I'm surprised no one in the hobby local to there took a drive down to the place on some week day morning. Still could I'd guess.

Well on line back stabbers never do show up in person.  Too scared.

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #190 on: August 16, 2012, 03:45:18 pm »
What makes you think that?

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #191 on: August 17, 2012, 10:44:43 am »
What makes you think that?

Location and phone number are the same.
http://www.ram-controls.com/contact.html

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #192 on: August 18, 2012, 05:35:33 pm »
How do you find this stuff?
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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #193 on: August 29, 2012, 04:32:30 pm »
Man! Been a while since I checked on RAM Controls but I'm so glad that I just said no to another pre-order racket in this hobby and used my hard earned cash to buy an NOS Firefox yoke. Was $20 cheaper too!

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #194 on: February 10, 2013, 05:27:13 pm »
Man! Been a while since I checked on RAM Controls but I'm so glad that I just said no to another pre-order racket in this hobby and used my hard earned cash to buy an NOS Firefox yoke. Was $20 cheaper too!

is it exactly the same?   Could be an interesting buy if there where links and prices somewhere..
I wonder how tough it would be to get an original Star wars board and hook it up to modern equipment..

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« Reply #195 on: February 11, 2013, 01:41:02 am »
is it exactly the same?   Could be an interesting buy if there where links and prices somewhere..
I wonder how tough it would be to get an original Star wars board and hook it up to modern equipment..

1. By "Modern equipment" are you referring to the repro yokes/parts made by Scam controls compared to the originals by Atari?

The only noticeable differences are the shape of the handles, Delrin instead of nylon for the gears, and the mileage on them.

SW yokes are pretty rugged and there are parts available here if you need to rebuild/repair them.

Firefox yokes are electrically the same as SW yokes, but didn't get as much use -- great choice.

2. If you're thinking about dealing with Scam Controls, you're taking your chance with a proven scammer who has ripped off BYOACers for well over $25,000 last time I checked.

That's a lot of double-charged credit cards, undelivered yokes and pre-paid but never-produced SW Cockpit cabinets.

The problem isn't the quality of the parts, it's the quality of the person.

3. Yokes are offered for sale fairly regularly on KLOV -- they usually sell in 2 days or less.


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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #196 on: February 11, 2013, 11:13:23 am »
whoops, should have been more clear of that.. I've learned, after reading all of  these posts over the years, to stay away from ram controls. I was talking about the 'NOS Firefox' yoke.  if it's easier to come buy than SW, or evne possible to buy knew, it would be a great option over Scram Controls...

As for modern equipment :  I was wondering if it was possible to hook up the original star wars board to an LCD monitor, a modern power supply, and the NOS Firefox yoke, and have as close to an original machine as is possible with after market parts (once you build the cabinet )  ;O)

is it exactly the same?   Could be an interesting buy if there where links and prices somewhere..
I wonder how tough it would be to get an original Star wars board and hook it up to modern equipment..

1. By "Modern equipment" are you referring to the repro yokes/parts made by Scam controls compared to the originals by Atari?

The only noticeable differences are the shape of the handles, Delrin instead of nylon for the gears, and the mileage on them.

SW yokes are pretty rugged and there are parts available here if you need to rebuild/repair them.

Firefox yokes are electrically the same as SW yokes, but didn't get as much use -- great choice.

2. If you're thinking about dealing with Scam Controls, you're taking your chance with a proven scammer who has ripped off BYOACers for well over $25,000 last time I checked.

That's a lot of double-charged credit cards, undelivered yokes and pre-paid but never-produced SW Cockpit cabinets.

The problem isn't the quality of the parts, it's the quality of the person.

3. Yokes are offered for sale fairly regularly on KLOV -- they usually sell in 2 days or less.


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« Reply #197 on: February 11, 2013, 02:34:03 pm »
As for modern equipment :  I was wondering if it was possible to hook up the original star wars board to an LCD monitor, a modern power supply, and the NOS Firefox yoke, and have as close to an original machine as is possible with after market parts (once you build the cabinet )  ;O)


No.  You could get fairly close with a dedicated MAME but there is no way currently to get the Star Wars boardset's video onto a newly available monitor.


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« Reply #198 on: February 11, 2013, 03:03:13 pm »
Did VectorVGA ever end up working with SW ?

Having said that, it would be a horrible idea to run a dedicated SW board on an LCD. Way better off using an emulator and tweaking the video.

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« Reply #199 on: February 11, 2013, 03:05:06 pm »
Did VectorVGA ever end up working with SW ?


No.  I contacted them not too long ago when they announced the VectorVGA Pro.  It would seem the Pro does have the ability to be configured for a Star Wars but the cost is ridiculous for that application.  They told me they have no plans to make any more fixed rate converters for arcade use.

  
 

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