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am I too old school?
« on: March 17, 2019, 10:37:59 am »
Wow I take like a decade off and everything is different.
Mame is way different from version 56.
does anyone even do game pad hacks any more?


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Re: am I to old school?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 10:42:16 am »
Wow I take like a decade off and everything is different.
Mame is way different from version 56.
does anyone even do game pad hacks any more?

Definitely lots of changes. The Zero Delay Encoders can be found on ebay and have taken the place of Mame gamepad hacks for most folks.
Big front end changes: check out Hyperspin, MALA and who knows what others - those are just the main two I use
Lots of kits available - Bartops especially made a big splash
In the commercial world, lots of retro offerings from working keychain games to full size replica rebuilds
AIMTRAK is probably your best choice for shooting games
The games we are playing are mostly the same though. :)

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Re: am I to old school?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2019, 10:47:28 am »
looks like atomic FE has died

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Re: am I to old school?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2019, 01:39:25 pm »
I still use an Atomic setup
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Re: am I to old school?
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2019, 01:59:33 pm »
I still use MaLa. Though my newest cabinet is 8 years old now and I don't tweak anything once its up and running.

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Re: am I to old school?
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2019, 04:40:32 pm »
I apologize for what I am about to do. I just can't help it even though I hate it when people correct my spelling. So..... um.... sorry....

When something is too much, it is "too", not "to". The way to remember it for future reference is that it has too many O's.

So, lesson recap:

To: I am going to the park
Two: the number 2
Too: Too many O's

Saying "am I to old school" sounds like you are asking if you should create an old school for someone.

Again, sorry for what I just did. I hate myself for not being strong enough to prevent it....

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Re: am I to old school?
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2019, 04:41:22 pm »
you might need to go to school,
but you're never too old for it.

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Re: am I to old school?
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2019, 04:49:07 pm »
I apologize ...

Hey EB White, people that are sorry donít walk of text corrections. We knew what he meant!

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Re: am I to old school?
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2019, 09:50:17 pm »
I apologize ...

Hey EB White, people that are sorry donít walk of text corrections.

No comprende.
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Re: am I to old school?
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2019, 10:03:02 pm »
Again, sorry for what I just did.
No youíre not.

@OP
Thereís no school like the old school. The fact you remember the early days of padhacks and lightweight mame means you can better appreciate the plethora of devices and emulation options of today. Unlike these punkass millennials who support shite commercial projects like A1up. Those fools need to go school, but it might actually be too late for them.

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Re: am I to old school?
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2019, 11:17:14 pm »
I two remember the days of gampad hacks but it was to much work too tear them apart so I just plugged my PC into a TV and used a game pad too play mortal kombat.

now you can just go two walmart and pick up an arcade cabinet.

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Re: am I to old school?
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2019, 11:25:22 pm »
:lol
I see what you did there.

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Re: am I to old school?
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2019, 12:41:27 am »
And that is why I hate posting on the internet.
Just not worth the trouble.

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Re: am I too old school?
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2019, 03:33:09 am »
I apologize for what I am about to do. I just can't help it even though I hate it when people correct my spelling. So..... um.... sorry....

When something is too much, it is "too", not "to". The way to remember it for future reference is that it has too many O's.

So, lesson recap:

To: I am going to the park
Two: the number 2
Too: Too many O's

Saying "am I to old school" sounds like you are asking if you should create an old school for someone.

Again, sorry for what I just did. I hate myself for not being strong enough to prevent it....


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Re: am I too old school?
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2019, 10:11:05 am »
Geez I was about to come to your defense and chastise the grammar police.  Then I saw another thread where you admitted to buying 5 Arcade 1Up's and even bought a 2nd Pacman just to replace the monitor in the first.  You have definitely lost your old school ways.

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Re: am I too old school?
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2019, 01:28:57 pm »
i can not move full arcades anymore
back and hips are bad. We were buying plug and play systems when they first came out and making small cabs for them.
$1,000 dollars and I am 21 years old running a Aladdin's Castle franchise again. putting in PC's and Raspberry Pi's in with real arcade controls
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Re: am I to old school?
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2019, 01:40:56 pm »
I apologize ...

Hey EB White, people that are sorry donít walk of text corrections.

No comprende.

EB White was the New Yorkers style editor and chief grammarian for forty years.

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Re: am I too old school?
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2019, 01:45:49 pm »
Problem with E.B. White is you'll read his book and start writing it James's and get offended when people call you clever.  Life was simpler before Elements of Style.

This forum needs more threads about Arcade 1Up cabinets.

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Re: am I too old school?
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2019, 02:00:14 pm »
work in progress . going to panel wall. build 98 inch long riser.

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« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2019, 02:10:14 pm »
solar power bank I am building for when power is out to run cabs. stream movies via kodi power living room

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« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2019, 02:12:37 pm »
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Re: am I too old school?
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2019, 02:17:49 pm »
I apologize ...

Hey EB White, people that are sorry donít walk of text corrections.

No comprende.

EB White was the New Yorkers style editor and chief grammarian for forty years.


I know who EB White was, I didnít get the ďdonít walk of textĒ line
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« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2019, 02:19:23 pm »
 :angry: my last pick will not post. it is only the case with flush mount AC and flush mount usb/volt meter/ aux power plug

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Re: am I too old school?
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2019, 02:25:20 pm »
How often does your power go out?

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Re: am I too old school?
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2019, 02:33:02 pm »
winter ice storms. often
wife of 29 years hates storms. if power goes out she can power what she wants and I am happy.
If wife happy... I am happy
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Re: am I too old school?
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2019, 02:40:11 pm »
It is about 300 lbs. I have a portable one in my jeep about 100 lbs.
I also have large terminals on portable one to jump cars. power camp sights.

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« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2019, 03:08:54 pm »
Glad to see you back, btw.  I was getting a little worried about you.

 :cheers:
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« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2019, 03:11:17 pm »
 :cheers: thanks. off meds. I fill much better. Missed you guys

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Re: am I too old school?
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2019, 04:57:15 pm »
dawayne - what's up dude?  A lot of us are too old school around here.  The last few years have seen an influx of people to the hobby due to the ease of setting up raspberry pi.  Problem is most of the cabinets they make for them are crap because they have no nostalgia for the arcades.  And they also seem to prefer playing Zelda or Super Metroid with a joystick while standing up for some strange reason.  GET OFF MY LAWN.

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« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2019, 05:03:05 pm »
Geez I was about to come to your defense and chastise the grammar police.  Then I saw another thread where you admitted to buying 5 Arcade 1Up's and even bought a 2nd Pacman just to replace the monitor in the first.  You have definitely lost your old school ways.

Oh yeah, one more thing daywane.... there is an elitism that has creeped into the forums. Those Arcade1up cabs that everyone would be oooh'n and aaahhh'n over if you built it 5 years ago? Yeah, some folks here turn up their noses at them. I don't know if it's the lack of DIY or commercialism, but some of these guys got a real rager against them.
 
I like mine just fine. Let'em Hate. :)

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« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2019, 05:11:02 pm »
Geez I was about to come to your defense and chastise the grammar police.  Then I saw another thread where you admitted to buying 5 Arcade 1Up's and even bought a 2nd Pacman just to replace the monitor in the first.  You have definitely lost your old school ways.

Oh yeah, one more thing daywane.... there is an elitism that has creeped into the forums. Those Arcade1up cabs that everyone would be oooh'n and aaahhh'n over if you built it 5 years ago? Yeah, some folks here turn up their noses at them. I don't know if it's the lack of DIY or commercialism, but some of these guys got a real rager against them.
 
I like mine just fine. Let'em Hate. :)

Here we go again....
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« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2019, 05:21:16 pm »
Geez I was about to come to your defense and chastise the grammar police.  Then I saw another thread where you admitted to buying 5 Arcade 1Up's and even bought a 2nd Pacman just to replace the monitor in the first.  You have definitely lost your old school ways.

Oh yeah, one more thing daywane.... there is an elitism that has creeped into the forums. Those Arcade1up cabs that everyone would be oooh'n and aaahhh'n over if you built it 5 years ago? Yeah, some folks here turn up their noses at them. I don't know if it's the lack of DIY or commercialism, but some of these guys got a real rager against them.
 
I like mine just fine. Let'em Hate. :)

Here we go again....

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« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2019, 05:23:42 pm »
I apologize ...

Hey EB White, people that are sorry donít walk of text corrections.

No comprende.

EB White was the New Yorkers style editor and chief grammarian for forty years.


I know who EB White was, I didnít get the ďdonít walk of textĒ line

*wall if text, not walk of text. Iíd blame my phone but that was all mee

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« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2019, 05:52:44 pm »
Geez I was about to come to your defense and chastise the grammar police.  Then I saw another thread where you admitted to buying 5 Arcade 1Up's and even bought a 2nd Pacman just to replace the monitor in the first.  You have definitely lost your old school ways.

Oh yeah, one more thing daywane.... there is an elitism that has creeped into the forums. Those Arcade1up cabs that everyone would be oooh'n and aaahhh'n over if you built it 5 years ago? Yeah, some folks here turn up their noses at them. I don't know if it's the lack of DIY or commercialism, but some of these guys got a real rager against them.
 
I like mine just fine. Let'em Hate. :)

Don't you hate it when something "creeped" into the forums.  I just find it ironic for someone that just bought 5 Arcade 1Ups to post a thread asking if they are too old school.  I haven't been ranting in any A1Up threads.  I've left the rants for folks like you.

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Re: am I too old school?
« Reply #34 on: March 18, 2019, 06:09:43 pm »
@leapinlew: five years ago? I would say at least fifteen.


In this day of predictive texting, poor tracking, and writer distraction, I write off 98% of typos.

MAME .56 is twenty years ago.

Haven't seen someone mention Atomic and Mala in a little while. They are too old for recent MAME.


This doesn't help you.

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« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2019, 08:30:26 pm »
Pssst. I drink to. :cheers:

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« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2019, 04:50:57 am »
im working in the office and we're palying MK 3 Ultimate with fellows on Sega, quite soon we'll manage a local tourneer, it's still quite fun :D

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« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2019, 08:04:42 am »
How big is it?

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« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2019, 12:48:21 pm »
1.12 mb

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« Reply #39 on: March 19, 2019, 07:27:31 pm »
Huh, should have been able to post no problem.What error did you get?
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« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2019, 08:15:16 am »
I forget. something about content
I will try again

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« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2019, 06:07:41 pm »
Pssst. I drink to. :cheers:

I meant they don't help you in keeping your gear clean. That 'bacco resin gets on and in everything. Took me three hours to clean a kitchen's walls in an apartment because of the bacco resin. Was all around the outlets even.
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Can you email me the attachment? I want to look at it and see what the forum is griping about.

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« Reply #44 on: March 28, 2019, 06:43:46 am »
Sure.

As soon as I go into living room to my work station.

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Re: am I too old school?
« Reply #45 on: March 28, 2019, 09:34:12 am »
Hello all I new to this forum, This is the second thread I have read all the way through and enjoyed it (despite the grammar police side track). I consider my self old school, I'm an 80's kid. I had an Atari because they were cheaper than Nintendos when I was a kid. Then I followed a console path like every one else. However, I have very fond memories of the arcade machines. The small N.C. town I grew up in on the coast had machines at the ocean front tourist traps like the board walk and we had a skating rink. Most of these establishments operated same old same old till the late 90's. I have just now fell back in love with arcades hence me reading this forum. I gather there use to be a following for old school mame that I missed out on and thats what  this started as but I read it at first thinking old school gaming in general.
I'm just your average 80's kid with a love for gaming. I have a retro gaming YouTube if you guys are interested https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN25Sl8nR2pcbikBa2ZRZvQ

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Re: am I too old school?
« Reply #46 on: March 28, 2019, 09:57:03 am »
Hello all I new to this forum, This is the second thread I have read all the way through and enjoyed it (despite the grammar police side track). I consider my self old school, I'm an 80's kid. I had an Atari because they were cheaper than Nintendos when I was a kid. Then I followed a console path like every one else. However, I have very fond memories of the arcade machines. The small N.C. town I grew up in on the coast had machines at the ocean front tourist traps like the board walk and we had a skating rink. Most of these establishments operated same old same old till the late 90's. I have just now fell back in love with arcades hence me reading this forum. I gather there use to be a following for old school mame that I missed out on and thats what  this started as but I read it at first thinking old school gaming in general.

Spill the beans....how many Arcade1Ups did you buy? :)

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Re: am I too old school?
« Reply #47 on: March 28, 2019, 05:36:19 pm »
Hello all I new to this forum, This is the second thread I have read all the way through and enjoyed it (despite the grammar police side track). I consider my self old school, I'm an 80's kid. I had an Atari because they were cheaper than Nintendos when I was a kid. Then I followed a console path like every one else. However, I have very fond memories of the arcade machines. The small N.C. town I grew up in on the coast had machines at the ocean front tourist traps like the board walk and we had a skating rink. Most of these establishments operated same old same old till the late 90's. I have just now fell back in love with arcades hence me reading this forum. I gather there use to be a following for old school mame that I missed out on and thats what  this started as but I read it at first thinking old school gaming in general.

Spill the beans....how many Arcade1Ups did you buy? :)

Donít worry, probably less than me. Like, a dozen for me.

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Re: am I too old school?
« Reply #48 on: March 28, 2019, 07:57:58 pm »
Hello all I new to this forum, This is the second thread I have read all the way through and enjoyed it (despite the grammar police side track). I consider my self old school, I'm an 80's kid. I had an Atari because they were cheaper than Nintendos when I was a kid. Then I followed a console path like every one else. However, I have very fond memories of the arcade machines. The small N.C. town I grew up in on the coast had machines at the ocean front tourist traps like the board walk and we had a skating rink. Most of these establishments operated same old same old till the late 90's. I have just now fell back in love with arcades hence me reading this forum. I gather there use to be a following for old school mame that I missed out on and thats what  this started as but I read it at first thinking old school gaming in general.
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Re: am I too old school?
« Reply #49 on: March 29, 2019, 02:50:35 pm »
The only thing too "old school" in my opinion is preferring CRT. And that's not because it doesn't look better (it does), its just that the technology is dying and won't be suitable for long.

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Re: am I too old school?
« Reply #50 on: March 29, 2019, 02:53:21 pm »
Ha Ha, no 1up machines, I did just finished muddling my way through a 60-1 jamma, and I did a full and bar top raspberry pi build/repurposed. as well as some old poker machines that I plan to do next. Its all here at my channel Level By Level Gaming https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN25Sl8nR2pcbikBa2ZRZvQ if you guys are interested. I warn you I am really new to this and my builds are no where grand...but Im having a blast and posting regularly. I can already tell this forum is going to take me to the next level. Oh, and thanlks for the warm welcome  ;D
I'm just your average 80's kid with a love for gaming. I have a retro gaming YouTube if you guys are interested https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN25Sl8nR2pcbikBa2ZRZvQ

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Re: am I too old school?
« Reply #51 on: March 29, 2019, 03:02:23 pm »
The only thing too "old school" in my opinion is preferring CRT. And that's not because it doesn't look better (it does), its just that the technology is dying and won't be suitable for long.

I have CRTs that will outlast most of the garbage cheap LCDs a lot of people use in their cabs. A good quality LCD might give them a run for their money in terms of longevity.

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Re: am I too old school?
« Reply #52 on: March 29, 2019, 03:07:39 pm »
The only thing too "old school" in my opinion is preferring CRT. And that's not because it doesn't look better (it does), its just that the technology is dying and won't be suitable for long.

I have CRTs that will outlast most of the garbage cheap LCDs a lot of people use in their cabs. A good quality LCD might give them a run for their money in terms of longevity.

I'm jealous. I'm over here struggling to fit a 43" lcd in my Kangaroo cabinet just to get a bigger 4:3 picture. If a company came out with 4:3 monitors tomorrow, I'd by a 27" immediately. I just don't see any options anymore.

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Re: am I too old school?
« Reply #53 on: March 29, 2019, 11:35:46 pm »
Try getting rid of CRT or old nonworking TV !
Here in Frankfort/Lburg KY trashman will not take them. Mercury in them
Country barn refused them. Same reason given.
Landfill refused them ! Same reason !
I found a dumpster that did not mind.

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Re: am I too old school?
« Reply #54 on: March 30, 2019, 12:32:23 pm »
I've recently rediscovered the awesomeness of CRTs.  I bought 2 and got a 3rd on in a Defender cab.  I've now done a cap kit and I've bought a CRT analyzer/rejuvenator.  CRTs will be around probably as long as I'm alive.

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Re: am I too old school?
« Reply #55 on: April 01, 2019, 04:02:39 pm »
Once the contrast issue is rectified, other display technologies will be more adequate.


Try getting rid of CRT or old nonworking TV !
Here in Frankfort/Lburg KY trashman will not take them. Mercury in them
Country barn refused them. Same reason given.
Landfill refused them ! Same reason !
I found a dumpster that did not mind.

People repair CRTs you know.......

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Re: am I too old school?
« Reply #56 on: April 01, 2019, 04:37:33 pm »
Once the contrast issue is rectified, other display technologies will be more adequate.


Try getting rid of CRT or old nonworking TV !
Here in Frankfort/Lburg KY trashman will not take them. Mercury in them
Country barn refused them. Same reason given.
Landfill refused them ! Same reason !
I found a dumpster that did not mind.

People repair CRTs you know.......
Or use them for tube swaps....