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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #240 on: December 20, 2014, 09:15:49 am »
If you made it "paint by numbers" simple with a logical workflow then we'd have less people having issues. I'd vote to have that as a sticky.

I actually did this if you recall...  and it didn't help that much.  People open the doc and see the wall of text and go "omg screw that".
I know but I think the doc was too advanced and detailed to start learning HyperSpin and a doc with only text is hard to read. HyperLaunch should be left out and have a separate advanced chapter.

If there is a will there is a way.  I don't think you can learn hyperspin without a lot of reading.  And it seems to require "maintenance" here and there so if you want to have it you should know how to use it.

Here is a guide from the HS forums that worked for me, and I had a buddy who wanted to install it as well, but like Fursphere said, he took one look at the guide and said "Eff that!  Thats too much work"
http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/forum/showthread.php?29481-How-to-install-HyperSpin

So in conclusion, you can make a detailed guide, you can make an easy to follow guide, but it'll never be a simple guide.

But if someone is willing to take the bull by the horns I'd be more than happy to add my 2 cents to that thread and answer questions if/when I can.

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #241 on: December 20, 2014, 09:44:44 am »
This guide sounds like a good candidate for adding it to the wiki like the MaLa Config guide.

The current HyperSpin entry is here.


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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #242 on: December 20, 2014, 10:54:22 am »
Yeah when they upgraded it, they made is 10X harder to install.

The older version was way eaiser, although as stated you have to do your research and be patient to get it all to work and you have to have a working knowledge of auto hotkey scripting.

I have the new version sitting on my desktop, i plan on attempting an install one of these days on a new rig.  However there is no way i'm erasing my older version that is running just fine right now, i really dont see any real imporvements to even bother with the upgrade.

Knowing that the released version wasn't completely finished and still has glitches.
   

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #243 on: December 20, 2014, 02:10:06 pm »
I'm an IT developer by trade so i'm very comfortable working with dozens of config files that must work in complete harmony for my software to work. I understand what hyperspin wants and how to get there, but I agree that it's WAY too involved for this type of hobby. People are learning so much to do this that they shouldn't require an IT degree to put the finishing touch on their CAB. How many threads start with OMG I have never used a router before! The amount of work that went into HS is phenomenal and I applaud the devs, but downloading multiple config editors (HQ) is a little cumbersome. I get that they added those as a way to help out people who didn't want to modify .ini files but I hope if HS 2.0 ever comes out that they will have an all encompassing configuration utility and more detailed documentation aimed at the average user.


I have been spending a ton of time downloading movies and screenshots, making a custom theme, plus also making genre lists for the roms I have so that people won't have to scroll through 200 roms to get to Shinobi.


I think i'm going to officially label this guy complete. I don't plan to do any more woodworking or major tasks and my custom MA theme is finished and working. I still want to move the power inlet over to the other side and add some cooling in it's place, but those are enhancements and not required. I'll update the first post to signify this. I can't wait to post my  next project and to see what everyone else comes up with :applaud:

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #244 on: December 20, 2014, 02:18:26 pm »
I'm an IT developer by trade so i'm very comfortable working with dozens of config files that must work in complete harmony for my software to work. I understand what hyperspin wants and how to get there, but I agree that it's WAY too involved for this type of hobby. People are learning so much to do this that they shouldn't require an IT degree to put the finishing touch on their CAB. How many threads start with OMG I have never used a router before! The amount of work that went into HS is phenomenal and I applaud the devs, but downloading multiple config editors (HQ) is a little cumbersome. I get that they added those as a way to help out people who didn't want to modify .ini files but I hope if HS 2.0 ever comes out that they will have an all encompassing configuration utility and more detailed documentation aimed at the average user.
And do I agree!!! I myself are an IT consultant. Hyperspin is the modern way to go. But the software and the ways to get things done with all the config-files and whatnot... That's not something for a normal person to be able to do. That's also why there's a market for HS configured harddrives. And that's why I also made this video: http://captiongenerator.com/26985/Hitler-rants-about-johnrts-bartop-and-HyperSpin


Edit: But your build man!!! That looks smashing!!!  :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop *** Complete ***
« Reply #245 on: December 20, 2014, 02:55:39 pm »
But your build man!!! That looks smashing!!!  :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:
Thanks!  :cheers:
I never expected all of the great feedback for this build but i'm glad others think it's cool too.

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #246 on: December 20, 2014, 04:28:35 pm »

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop *** Complete ***
« Reply #247 on: December 20, 2014, 05:19:14 pm »
Without a doubt this is one of the coolest bar tops I've ever seen, and im a devote Nintendo guy. Love the FE skin, I'd ditch the Maximus Arcade logo tho, just a personal preference.

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #248 on: December 20, 2014, 05:39:04 pm »
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Hyperspin (I'm assuming) can be a beyotch to setup.  I'm not a pro so I put a lot of unnecessary hours behind a computer trying to figure easy stuff out.
I don't understand why people keep saying this... Hyperspin isn't that hard. I admit you have to spend some time to get to know the structure but after spending all those hours building a nice cab this time is really peanuts. I wrote a little 'Getting started with Hyperspin - the Basics' once : http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,135694.msg1473193.html#msg1473193

If there is interest I could finish it with some screenshots and make it a sticky. Although I think we need a separate forum for Hyperspin as it is one of the most used frontends and there are a lot of people struggling with it.

There IS a separate forum for Hyperspin. It's at www.hyperspin-fe.com>:D
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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop *** Complete ***
« Reply #249 on: December 20, 2014, 05:49:30 pm »
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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop *** Complete ***
« Reply #250 on: December 20, 2014, 05:56:49 pm »
Without a doubt this is one of the coolest bar tops I've ever seen, and im a devote Nintendo guy. Love the FE skin, I'd ditch the Maximus Arcade logo tho, just a personal preference.
Yea I agree about the logo but I thought I'd show some love to the creator by representing the software.  I'll post more pics of the FE skin later.   Wish I would have remembered "welcome to the next level" sooner.   :lol

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop *** Complete ***
« Reply #251 on: December 21, 2014, 08:57:51 am »
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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #252 on: December 21, 2014, 12:02:41 pm »

Well from the slew of new posts today, looks like you're getting the hang of it.  ;)
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Yea im getting there! lol :applaud: :cheers:
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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop *** Complete ***
« Reply #253 on: December 21, 2014, 02:56:46 pm »
Gotta work on that quote tag though  :lol

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop *** Complete ***
« Reply #254 on: March 23, 2015, 05:59:41 pm »
Hi,
this bartop is great! congratulations!

I'm sorry if this had been alread asked but I didn't find it. Can you share your planes? Do you agree if I use your plans to make one too?
The theme will be different, but I would like to use your bartop layout.

Thanks!
« Last Edit: March 23, 2015, 07:20:50 pm by GnobarEl »

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop *** Complete ***
« Reply #255 on: March 23, 2015, 07:08:10 pm »
Sure thing. Sent you an pm too.  I'll put the plans on the front page in the morning as well as some cad files for anyone to use. 

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« Reply #256 on: March 23, 2015, 07:20:20 pm »
Thats perfect! Thank you so much!


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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop *** Complete ***
« Reply #257 on: March 24, 2015, 03:09:15 am »
This bartop looks great !  :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop *** Complete - Now With Plans ***
« Reply #258 on: March 24, 2015, 05:53:42 pm »
Hi!
Thanks for sharing the plans!

Great build!

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop *** Complete - Now With Plans ***
« Reply #259 on: March 25, 2015, 10:48:26 pm »
Great build. This turned out awesome.  :applaud:

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop *** Complete - Now With Plans ***
« Reply #260 on: November 10, 2015, 07:12:55 pm »
Yes this is an old post, but I missed this one.  Being a huge Genesis fan, I have to chime in and say I absolutely love this cade man!  Love it, love it, love it.   :notworthy: :applaud:
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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop *** Complete - Now With Plans ***
« Reply #261 on: April 04, 2018, 01:16:34 pm »
I am so Jelous of this thing!!!

May I ask if it's still up an running?

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop *** Complete - Now With Plans ***
« Reply #262 on: April 04, 2018, 02:56:40 pm »
That's the kinda post that you PM, Grippie hasn't logged in for about 5 months.
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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop *** Complete - Now With Plans ***
« Reply #263 on: April 04, 2018, 06:04:13 pm »
Thanks for bumping this one.... I missed it. But being a Sega fanboy I love this thing!!!! Oh man... it's cool.
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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop *** Complete - Now With Plans ***
« Reply #264 on: April 04, 2018, 06:05:15 pm »
That's the kinda post that you PM, Grippie hasn't logged in for about 5 months.

But Grippie's avatar is very appropriate right now.



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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop *** Complete - Now With Plans ***
« Reply #265 on: April 28, 2018, 04:37:45 pm »
This is hands down one of the best bartops I've ever seen.  Amazing work.

  
 

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