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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #600 on: February 04, 2019, 11:49:10 pm »
on a completely unrelated note, a 3rd party drop in Spinner replacement should be out this month

There's already one out. ;)

nice, good heads up.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #601 on: February 05, 2019, 06:36:00 pm »
on a completely unrelated note, a 3rd party drop in Spinner replacement should be out this month

There's already one out. ;)

nice, good heads up.

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a review of the unit here:
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,159506.0.html

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #602 on: February 16, 2019, 02:43:48 pm »
Some updates on the older cabinets, here's a review of a newer Asteroids cabinet.

reddit :
https://www.reddit.com/r/Arcade1Up/comments/aran9v/i_got_a_version_20_asteroids_cabinet_here_is_a/

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I got a "version 2.0" Asteroids cabinet. Here is a list of the changes I discovered from launch cabinets, most are very positive!

Control panel, kick panel, and both side panels appear to have a thin plastic protective coating; this one has an ultra smooth and slippery surface that feels a lot different from the launch CPs. Upside is that you probably don't need the plexiglass protector anymore with this. Downside is 3/4 of the pieces with this finish I found an occasional hard "bubble," and also the artwork seems to pop a bit less as it adds a slight haze to it. I can't really take a good picture of this coating, but the difference between it and the original painted panels is significantly different in both look and feel - very little friction - feels slippery, doesn't feel like paint will come off at any moment, but a bit duller color.

The little white plug power cable holder which fills the hole in the back panel of the cabinet is now a slightly smaller black plug. I didn't find much difference, maybe just a part change.

The Arcade1up sticker on the top back panel now is now much smaller - it only takes up 1/4 of the right side of that panel, instead of a centered sticker that takes up 3/4 of the panel as was the case with the launch units.

The unit is packed differently; there are new kinds of packing foam employed and more pieces are individually wrapped in plastic instead of just being wrapped together. Pieces are now also in different boxes, for instance the marquee is packed with the monitor, facing outwards with no other wood near it; the original packing had the marquee amongst a bunch of smaller panels in a different box, with the face of the marquee up against more wood - which resulted in friction and scratches in transit. The infamous and useless gold stickers on the outside are gone, and this is definitely not a return as direct from Target.com and packed immaculately.

The monitor had a QC approved sticker on the back, which I don't recall from my previous 5 assemblies - maybe it was there but I don't remember it. The monitor is literally perfect - zero dead pixels, zero stuck pixels, zero light bleed. Note after buying 7 cabinets total, this is the *only* cabinet that had a perfect monitor - at the minimum virtually all of them have some amount of light bleed. The ribbon cable is now also taped to the back of the monitor for transit, which also is new I believe.

Since its Asteroids I will add its still the same old crummy spinner, though its a bit looser and easier to turn than the launch unit I returned - still has the detents and nowhere near a real spinner, but this is easily replaceable now with 3rd party alternatives. And the sound still lags with no high score saving - so they didn't change the electronics basics.


These changes overall add up to a much lesser chance of getting a damaged unit that will last longer over time without getting banged up. In fact, aside from the air bubbles possibly caused by the new plastic coating process this cabinet had by far the least damage, almost perfect in fact. I will probably ask for replacement CP as it has a chip under the sticker (didn't happen during shipping) and quite a lot of air bubbles - but many probably would be ok with what I got as its not super noticeable.


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sounds promising.


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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #603 on: February 16, 2019, 05:13:47 pm »
congratulations to Arcade 1UP, Tech Toy of the year 2018, from the Toy Association:
https://toybook.com/the-toy-association-awards-2019-toty-winners/



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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #604 on: February 16, 2019, 06:06:16 pm »
Oh, I call it a toy and some of yall get all bent...... :)
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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #605 on: February 16, 2019, 09:22:40 pm »
Oh, I call it a toy and some of yall get all bent...... :)

Zing!

Im pretty sure when you are calling it a toy, you are putting some hot sauce on it. ;)

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #606 on: February 19, 2019, 07:05:38 pm »
the third party spinner replacement should be out in another week or so,
$50, with links on amazon at some point.

There is a small fee for the encoder board for the 12-1 though.

more details on that at some point.

check out glens retro show channel for more details on youtube.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #607 on: February 20, 2019, 09:32:52 am »
the third party spinner replacement should be out in another week or so,
$50, with links on amazon at some point.

We already have one from a trusted source.
https://groovygamegear.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=86&products_id=412

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #608 on: February 20, 2019, 04:34:56 pm »
the third party spinner replacement should be out in another week or so,
$50, with links on amazon at some point.

We already have one from a trusted source.
https://groovygamegear.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=86&products_id=412

That was a smart move by Randy.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #609 on: February 20, 2019, 05:50:45 pm »
I bet he gets like 2, maybe 3, cases of beer with the profits.

This forum needs more threads about Arcade 1Up cabinets.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #610 on: February 20, 2019, 06:22:13 pm »
the third party spinner replacement should be out in another week or so,
$50, with links on amazon at some point.

We already have one from a trusted source.
https://groovygamegear.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=86&products_id=412

it's good to have choices,
and these also will work with raspberry pi, pc's, etc, and
will also allow the trackball on the 12-1 to work.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #611 on: February 20, 2019, 06:23:16 pm »
For those who wish to customize the graphics and menus on the
stock boards, BerryBerry has a method to convert the files now:




https://www.reddit.com/r/Arcade1Up/comments/asv44/how_to_convert_arcade1up_menu_screens_tofrom/

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #612 on: February 20, 2019, 06:44:54 pm »
At this point, if the SF2 dropped back to $150 I'd get one just to mod it and have a cheap cab.
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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #613 on: February 20, 2019, 07:33:39 pm »
At this point, if the SF2 dropped back to $150 I'd get one just to mod it and have a cheap cab.

I really think you'll be able to buy one much cheaper in no time. They made a ton of these and the novelty will run out sooner or later. I suspect we'll see these in the "haul away for free" category soon enough.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #614 on: February 20, 2019, 11:25:53 pm »
Eh I dunno.  I think they'll most likely be played until they fall apart (which shouldn't take long) and hauled away in the trash. 

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #615 on: February 21, 2019, 06:56:53 pm »
Eh I dunno.  I think they'll most likely be played until they fall apart (which shouldn't take long) and hauled away in the trash.

As someone who's put together about 10 of these, I think the construction of them isn't that bad. It's 1/2" MDF for the sides. They could've done better than the 1/8" front plate, but it's not too bad for the money.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #616 on: February 21, 2019, 09:59:53 pm »
Eh I dunno.  I think they'll most likely be played until they fall apart (which shouldn't take long) and hauled away in the trash.

As someone who's put together about 10 of these, I think the construction of them isn't that bad. It's 1/2" MDF for the sides. They could've done better than the 1/8" front plate, but it's not too bad for the money.

10 of them? Who are you, -1?
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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #617 on: February 21, 2019, 10:06:19 pm »
They are down to $199 again at Walmart.  If they get to $100 I'll pick one up and not until.... just don't seem to be worth more than that to me. 

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #618 on: February 22, 2019, 11:51:16 am »
They are down to $199 again at Walmart.  If they get to $100 I'll pick one up and not until.... just don't seem to be worth more than that to me.

They're still $299 at most places, except for Asteroids which seems to be $249.

I paid $100 for Pac-Man, and that was all I was going to get.

If the countercades and walcades come out in May, will wait for the prices on those,
and decide if they're worth it or not too.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #619 on: February 22, 2019, 11:55:46 am »
They are down to $199 again at Walmart.  If they get to $100 I'll pick one up and not until.... just don't seem to be worth more than that to me.

They're still $299 at most places, except for Asteroids which seems to be $249.

I paid $100 for Pac-Man, and that was all I was going to get.

If the countercades and walcades come out in May, will wait for the prices on those,
and decide if they're worth it or not too.

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Walmarts all around here have the Asteroids or Centipede cabs at $199 - ( $229 and $249 online) and pretty much all the others have gone back to $299 (Glad I got mine while they were down to $150 ) Will be interesting to see what happens when they bring out the new cabs (whether they will clear out the old ones to make room or just let them sit till sold.) and how much shelf space they will give A1U for all the various formats ( wallcade,countercade, 3/4 size, misc addons)

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #620 on: February 26, 2019, 03:28:51 pm »
UPDATE : 3rd party spinner

from the creator thats selling them.
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The first 120 units have been presold already.
There should be more coming shortly.

These work on both machines, but you still have to wait
for a 12-1 adapter to use with the trackball.
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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #621 on: March 10, 2019, 07:00:24 pm »
the current spinner is sold out, but more will appear on amazon for $49.99

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P5WJ7BC?ref=myi_title_dp&fbclid=IwAR0GslO6g-fxJWrACUcX7EQVlW0Cp425-AxQ2D7GZGBckBPPypAg0LuGNqU

if you have a 12-1, there will be another board for $8-$10 to allow the trackball to work.






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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #622 on: March 11, 2019, 09:12:51 pm »
So who's going to hack this [good looking] spinner for MAME?

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #623 on: March 11, 2019, 10:28:58 pm »
$50!

Id like to get my hands on it to see how it feels.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #624 on: March 11, 2019, 11:29:27 pm »
So who's going to hack this [good looking] spinner for MAME?

In a few weeks they will have an addon board for the 12 in 1 that also has a USB port - so it will be able to work on PC and Rpi through USB connection. So a new $60 spinner ( $50 + $10 for the addon board) that is useable in Mame.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #625 on: March 12, 2019, 03:36:31 am »
Id like to get my hands on it to see how it feels.
Funny I used to say the same thing as a young teenage boy.
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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #626 on: March 12, 2019, 02:18:50 pm »
$50!

Id like to get my hands on it to see how it feels.

I'm more curious about how it performs.  The heart of it seems to be a $2 hall effect chip and a magnet.  Definitely not a true arcade spinner with regard to the technology it uses, and the A/D conversion could induce some lag and inaccuracies.  It depends on how well it's implemented, and whether the hardware is up to this kind of task.  I know there are accurate magnetic encoders out there meant for oily/grimy conditions, but they are very expensive.  I'm assuming this isn't the same technology.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #627 on: March 13, 2019, 12:37:16 am »
Saw this on Facebook .... no butthurt please. Its just for lolz

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #628 on: March 13, 2019, 06:13:20 am »
One of my leftover A1Ups converted to a 60n1.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #629 on: March 13, 2019, 10:46:26 am »
I'm more curious about how it performs.  The heart of it seems to be a $2 hall effect chip and a magnet.  Definitely not a true arcade spinner with regard to the technology it uses, and the A/D conversion could induce some lag and inaccuracies.

Salty, salty.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #630 on: March 13, 2019, 12:39:50 pm »
Salty, salty.

 ;D

Not at all.  I just feel that something shouldn't be called something it's not, while at the same time tossing a "backdoor jab" at extremely accurate, tried, true and more costly technology, in an attempt to mislead folks into thinking something is better than it in likelihood can be.  I guess you had to watch the latest video.

The first spinner I ever made was an cheap optical mouse unit aimed at a rotating cylinder on a weighted shaft with a knob.  It worked, and it was technically a spinner, but it wasn't close to offering the same level of precision as a proper arcade spinner.   If one is moving from the stock spinner on these units, just about anything is better, but that thing should, IMHO, be presented for what it actually is.  If that is "salty" to you, I guess I'm "Lot's wife" :)

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #631 on: March 17, 2019, 01:40:10 am »
the replacement board for the 12-1 is finished now also, and should show up
on amazon along with the replacement spinner.

about 140 sold out in 4 hours for the spinner, but there should be more
coming up on amazon shortly.

reviews have been positive so far.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #632 on: March 17, 2019, 10:21:16 am »
reviews have been positive so far.

Reviews have been something to the effect of "Way better than the stock spinner". The stock spinner is such a low bar, it shouldn't even be considered a spinner, so I'm not so sure how well those reviews translate towards an authentic arcade experience. I'd like someone who has experience with the original tempest and turbo twist provide a review. I'm sort of interested but I built a spinner cabinet back in the day and ultimately quit playing it because those aren't the games I enjoy playing. I had no complaints with the TT2, and would gladly use it again. I also built a steering wheel encoder and because the weight of the wheel masked the lack of weight on the hacked mouse, it worked well also. I'd love to get my hands on one to test it, but have no interest in purchasing it.


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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #633 on: March 17, 2019, 04:42:02 pm »
pac-man no longer exclusive, coming to best buy, with themed riser:

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/arcade1up-pac-man-arcade-cabinet-with-riser-black/6333621.p?skuId=6333621



kinda pricey though.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #634 on: March 17, 2019, 11:37:06 pm »
OMG... Its about the right height to play in the bathroom while I poop.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #635 on: March 18, 2019, 01:28:33 am »
I have 5   1up cabs.
Yes I think there junk inside. I knew this at purchasing. My 1st one lasted 2 weeks and the monitor gave out. Wife bought it for me. $200.00
She knew I love to tinker with arcades.
I have 2 PAC-MAN's , 1 Street Fighter 2 , 1 Galaga , and just bought Centipede.
I have tracked down 5 - 17 inch dell monitors. $6.00 each.
Street Fighter is getting a HP I5 PC. Windows 7, MAME version 137. With launch box. I might switch to Atomic FE
The reason I have 2 pacman is monitor gave out. I bought a 2nd one to swap out monitors.
1UP customer service is a joke. I was going to return the pacman . Wife looked at me and said ... You want to mod it don't you? Yep! Happy Birthday!
I am 54 today .😎
I am thinking raspberry pie for this one. But if I have much more problems with attract mode I am going with HP I3 windows 7. Way over kill for 5 or 6 four way joystick games.
The overlays 1up is sending out are a joke I think.
I am coating my cabs with a few coats of clear coat.
I did not purchase any riser's. I am building 1 long riser.
Yes these are toys. But at 54 I can pick them up and move them around. And I can improve them.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #636 on: March 18, 2019, 01:59:55 am »
The overlays 1up is sending out are a joke I think.
They are also no longer free, but charging almost $30 shipped for them.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #637 on: March 18, 2019, 06:23:54 am »
in my day the arcade game was not worth playing unless it had cigarette burns on it. the longer the burn mark the better the game :laugh2:
sad but true

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #638 on: March 18, 2019, 12:50:05 pm »
Reviews have been something to the effect of "Way better than the stock spinner". The stock spinner is such a low bar, it shouldn't even be considered a spinner, so I'm not so sure how well those reviews translate towards an authentic arcade experience.

That's pretty much my take on it.  When I see the videos of it in action, a quick flick seems to translate to a lag with a ramp up of motion.  This is likely due to the fact that those inexpensive hall-effect devices are angle sensors, which take over half a millisecond just to get a change in position report once requested (it doesn't sound like a lot, but it is in this application), and not true step and direction sensors.   With a high-resolution device like the TT2, you can literally have 1200 transitions occur in a tiny fraction of a second.  When I develop an interface for an optical device, I literally spend hours testing to make sure that when it is "snapped" from one position to another, it comes back to the same position in which it started.

The lower-cost approach seems to work fine for smaller and slower movements, but based on what I am seeing, I still have my doubts as to how well they perform for something where fast positional accuracy is important.  I.e. the same concerns I had with my old optical mouse experiment, which led me to discard the notion of it being a viable solution.

*edit*  I guess I should have finished watching the latest video.  That would have never left my bench in that state.  The excuses provided are a bit on the weak side as well, but I'm not engineering this thing so who knows.
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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #639 on: March 18, 2019, 12:57:51 pm »
in my day the arcade game was not worth playing unless it had cigarette burns on it. the longer the burn mark the better the game :laugh2:
sad but true

You know, you're right.  Not something I thought about or really noticed, but I think it's self evident when you see the games that had control panel overlays made for them.  Nobody was bothering with those for games like Zarzon.

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