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I've been gone for years from BYOC......
« on: March 21, 2019, 05:24:11 pm »
I got into Pinball - but BYOAC never left me. Without this site - I wouldn't have the multiple Mame cabs I built over the years.

The sad thing is I joined in 2003 - it's now 2019- 16 YEARS AGO- that's just insane. I look more like Picard now than ever.... :'( (but I still have most of my hair - phew!)

I need someone to let me know what went on here over the last 5/6 years. Thanks!

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« Last Edit: March 21, 2019, 05:27:38 pm by MameMaster! »
Seriously. Will it fit in my basement or what?

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Re: I've been gone for years from BYOC......
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 05:52:56 pm »
Ermmm i joined and Lightguns are making a comeback!

Welcome back :p

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Re: I've been gone for years from BYOC......
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 06:10:24 pm »
The site can be defined as just a bunch of open minded dudes who enjoy retro gaming and dudes who love building crap with a sprinkling of guys in the “ain’t no way like the old way” arcade Amish purists camp.

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Re: I've been gone for years from BYOC......
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2019, 06:18:17 pm »
Lew you're my Arcades Muse.
Seriously. Will it fit in my basement or what?

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Re: I've been gone for years from BYOC......
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2019, 06:47:05 pm »
Lew you're my Arcades Muse.

Muse, or moose?


How could you be away - and sell parts for it?...wait, that's Divemaster.......

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Re: I've been gone for years from BYOC......
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2019, 06:56:24 pm »
Lew you're my Arcades Muse.

That was the old Lew. The New Lew is all about fighting the Power. ;)
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Re: I've been gone for years from BYOC......
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2019, 08:01:37 pm »
Lew you're my Arcades Muse.

That was the old Lew. The New Lew is all about fighting the Power. ;)

There is no new Lew. There is only Zuul.

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Re: I've been gone for years from BYOC......
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2019, 08:22:02 pm »
Oh hai!

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Re: I've been gone for years from BYOC......
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2019, 09:52:44 pm »
MameMaster, long time.... Snake moved to Florida and i'm still in the same place.

How many kids you have now :)

Still have that Pachinko ?
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Re: I've been gone for years from BYOC......
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2019, 10:57:37 am »
It's a lot slower around here these days.  I was gone for several years as well (popping in occasionally) due to refinishing my basement taking over my life.  I missed it though so now I'm back and *slowly* working on my first project in a long time.  Having fun but not having enough time - same old same old.

Also, there are a few people still pushing the envelope, which is awesome.

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Re: I've been gone for years from BYOC......
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2019, 05:26:12 pm »
Not sure what BYOC is, but maybe it's a couch party and you got to bring your own?  :dunno


Anyhow, back in 2003, when Mamemaster joined, it was a simpler time. No easy solutions. No Arcade1up's. No Encoders. No Raspberry Pi's. Just grinding and spending more hours building than you could ever recoop playing. CRT's was the only game in town.

Here is a time machine of a post: 
Hello fellow Mamers.....

....I know you've all felt the same shiver that I did the first time I actually figured out MAME and what a "magical" and amazing program it can be.

...here's how it started for me:

Back in early Jan. I came across XArcade. I though hmm...that's cool....I have a Playstation (1), Dreamcast and an XBox....that stick would work with them all....cool!

After using the stick for about a week...my gears started turning....hmmm...."all I need is an empty cab and I can literally make an arcade machine." Well, within about 3 weeks...one thing let to another and before I knew it I found a local guy in NJ at Basementarcade.com who was selling old/rundown cabs for only $35.00. After we spoke for another $20. he said he would deliver it to me.

I won't bore you with all of the details...but in a short time I had all 3 consoles running in the cab.....gaming heaven!

Any way, I kept reading about MAME and visited a few rom sites....(with no roms)....and figured ah forget this MAME thing.....it's too complicated.  But, being the type of person that I am, I was too intrigued with the concept of 1600+ real arcade games.....well obviously I figured it out.

Here's where I stand:
60 gig; Pentium 4; 256 ram
19" flat screen VGA
VGA switcher box with XBox, Dreamcast and PC attached
1600 + MAME Games (and counting)
15 XBox games (including XBox live)
50+ Dreamcast games
50 Pinball Machines (PC Pinball Madness)
45 Slots Machines (Bally's Slots)
Arcade Jukebox 7; with 3000+ MP3s(Mark Schwartz)
XArcade Solo
Oscar Spinner 3 (with engraved spinner)
and coming soon a 50's retro stool and XArcade Trackball.

GAMING HEAVEN!!!!

Here's a pic of my before (I hope I attached it properly!)....and I've included a web link to Oscar Spinner's web site that houses pics of my "after".

Thanks to this "community" for truly giving me hours, days and literally months of gaming joy!

HERE'S THE AFTER:
http://www.oscarcontrols.com/customers/gerson/

The Mame Master
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Re: I've been gone for years from BYOC......
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2019, 05:41:26 pm »
Lew you're my Arcades Muse.

That was the old Lew. The New Lew is all about fighting the Power. ;)

Well, the old and new Lew still thinks Time Pilot and Gyruss should be played with a spinner...so I'm still on the fence. ;)

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Re: I've been gone for years from BYOC......
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2019, 05:48:38 pm »
Here is a time machine of a post: 
. . . with a few pictures from the link courtesy of the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.   ;D






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Re: I've been gone for years from BYOC......
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2019, 06:10:52 pm »
Nice find Scott!

Mamemaster - what's up with this machine? Where's it at?

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Re: I've been gone for years from BYOC......
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2019, 11:14:43 pm »
Same here.
I came back last week.
1UP cabs got me back into arcade building

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Re: I've been gone for years from BYOC......
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2019, 11:23:50 pm »
Lol oh Christ. :lol

There we go, MikeA, validation for the A1uppers. We’ve lost.

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Re: I've been gone for years from BYOC......
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2019, 11:32:21 pm »
Eh. He's back in. That's cool. He's been posing all kinds of stuff. He is back in head first. My problem is with Neg posting nonsense every couple of hours.

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Re: I've been gone for years from BYOC......
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2019, 11:46:01 pm »
I've decided not to post in the 1up threads unless I have something constructive to say.  It's just a waste of time to argue regardless of your position on the matter...you aren't going to change someone's mind.  He posts an awful lot though and I don't think we need 8 threads for one line of products.   ;)

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Re: I've been gone for years from BYOC......
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2019, 12:08:30 am »
I've decided not to post in the 1up threads unless I have something constructive to say.  It's just a waste of time to argue regardless of your position on the matter...you aren't going to change someone's mind.  He posts an awful lot though and I don't think we need 8 threads for one line of products.   ;)

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Agreed 100%
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Re: I've been gone for years from BYOC......
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2019, 08:03:07 pm »
That is a smart idea. Paint it red and most people wouldn't notice.