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« on: March 26, 2019, 12:18:39 pm »
Apparently I registered on the forums 14 years ago today. I had lurked for awhile but had to register so I could post in Ponyboy's thread to buy stuff.

Haven't been active here for a couple years so I looked around a little. Nice to see a few old familiar names still here. And a few trolls still living out their bullying fantasies...

I started on the arcade1up thread. I skipped pages 2-16 and noticed the bourbon posts on page 17. Some stuff never changes around here which is nice.

Hope all you dorks are doing well and hitting daily high scores.
Ajax should have been named Warlord, not Swan.

First off, Hoopz is right.

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2019, 12:28:05 pm »
But it's been
Fourteen years of silence
It's been
Fourteen years of pain
It's been
Fourteen years that are gone forever
And I'll never have again

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2019, 04:03:45 pm »
Nice to see a few old familiar names still here. And a few trolls still living out their bullying fantasies...
It gets worse here every day.
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Re: 14 years
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2019, 04:08:45 pm »
Crazy. Checked my registration and it will 14 years for me on Sunday.

We've moved from marble paper to wipe off control panel overlays on 3' high cabs now which is something I didn't see coming. ;D

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2019, 04:37:03 pm »
Wait.  Marble contact paper is out? Son of a ---smurfette---...
Ajax should have been named Warlord, not Swan.

First off, Hoopz is right.

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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2019, 04:47:05 pm »
Yeah but carbon fibre is in lol

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2019, 07:32:15 pm »
There was a while thing about sign up dates being wrong when we changed servers or smf versions a long time ago. Saint found a post of mine older than my sign up date. Either way, congrats, rookie ;)
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Re: 14 years
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2019, 08:05:19 pm »
Seems we're having an influx of old members returning to the realm.  Nice to see you here again, Hoopz.

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2019, 09:37:59 pm »
Seems we're having an influx of old members returning to the realm.  Nice to see you here again, Hoopz.

You can thank Arcade1up for that.  :timebomb:

I've been here 13 years and a couple months, so you are like a big brother to me Hoopz.

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2019, 04:24:19 am »
Seems we're having an influx of old members returning to the realm.  Nice to see you here again, Hoopz.

You can thank Arcade1up for that.  :timebomb:


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Re: 14 years
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2019, 08:59:03 am »
Apparently I registered on the forums 14 years ago today. I had lurked for awhile but had to register so I could post in Ponyboy's thread to buy stuff.

Haven't been active here for a couple years so I looked around a little. Nice to see a few old familiar names still here. And a few trolls still living out their bullying fantasies...

I started on the arcade1up thread. I skipped pages 2-16 and noticed the bourbon posts on page 17. Some stuff never changes around here which is nice.

Hope all you dorks are doing well and hitting daily high scores.

Congratulations!  Still the best avatar on the site.

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2019, 09:13:47 am »
About the time I joined too. 14 years ago was a good era for the hobby.... Vendors and parts were established and cabinets were plenty and cheap. Just a ton of software and frontends being developed. On the flip side cabinets were still usually massive and not putting a trackball on your CP was pretty much unheard of.

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2019, 10:12:34 am »
About the time I joined too. 14 years ago was a good era for the hobby.... Vendors and parts were established and cabinets were plenty and cheap. Just a ton of software and frontends being developed. On the flip side cabinets were still usually massive and not putting a trackball on your CP was pretty much unheard of.

Good points.  I hadn't thought about it but you are right almost every CP had a trackball on it back then.  Not so much now.

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2019, 11:08:16 am »
Where'd the trackballs go?  Four player CPs with trackball, spinner, Tron joy, dedicated 4 ways, etc are out now?
Ajax should have been named Warlord, not Swan.

First off, Hoopz is right.

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2019, 11:13:03 am »
Where'd the trackballs go?  Four player CPs with trackball, spinner, Tron joy, dedicated 4 ways, etc are out now?

Those control panels are only in if you put them on an Arcade1Up bartop.

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2019, 11:14:43 am »
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Re: 14 years
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2019, 11:20:12 am »
There are still people doing good work here. There isn't as much innovation because the hobby has matured. Over the years people have figured out what works and what doesn't.

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2019, 11:56:48 am »
There are still people doing good work here. There isn't as much innovation because the hobby has matured. Over the years people have figured out what works and what doesn't.
So true. I don't post much but I still go through the boards from time to time.  Still a lot of amazing projects.

Safe to assume the Arcade1Up has taken the place of the GGG/Ultimarc battles and pissy posts?
Ajax should have been named Warlord, not Swan.

First off, Hoopz is right.

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2019, 12:03:45 pm »
I have no idea what you are talking about. ;)

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Re: 14 years
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Re: 14 years
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2019, 01:34:43 pm »
I decided to drink my bourbon instead of throwing it on the fire.

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2019, 07:19:55 pm »
There are still people doing good work here. There isn't as much innovation because the hobby has matured. Over the years people have figured out what works and what doesn't.
So true. I don't post much but I still go through the boards from time to time.  Still a lot of amazing projects.

Safe to assume the Arcade1Up has taken the place of the GGG/Ultimarc battles and pissy posts?

I bought a pallet of those things. More information here: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,159663.msg1679262.html#msg1679262

The Arcade1up "discussion" has its ups and downs. There is the vocal "it's the worst thing ever" group and the "it's not so bad" group. We don't have any emphatic Arcade1up lovers group. Right now, the Arcade1up Facebook group is reminiscent to how this place was a decade ago.

Lots of very clean projects in Project Announcement. Not a ton of innovation going on.


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Re: 14 years
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2019, 07:27:39 pm »
I am in that fb group.

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2019, 07:36:20 pm »
Safe to assume the Arcade1Up has taken the place of the GGG/Ultimarc battles and pissy posts?
Probably more accurate to say that RetroPi battles took the place of GGG/Ultimarc ones. Now A1up's pissy posts are replacing the Pi ones.

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2019, 08:23:38 pm »
Safe to assume the Arcade1Up has taken the place of the GGG/Ultimarc battles and pissy posts?
Probably more accurate to say that RetroPi battles took the place of GGG/Ultimarc ones. Now A1up's pissy posts are replacing the Pi ones.


I think I tapped out before the Pi stuff got heated.  Good times.
Ajax should have been named Warlord, not Swan.

First off, Hoopz is right.

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2019, 08:28:04 pm »
Safe to assume the Arcade1Up has taken the place of the GGG/Ultimarc battles and pissy posts?
Probably more accurate to say that RetroPi battles took the place of GGG/Ultimarc ones. Now A1up's pissy posts are replacing the Pi ones.


I think I tapped out before the Pi stuff got heated.  Good times.

It still brings a tear to my eye every time PaigeOliver pipes in and tells everybody how horrible the Pi is. Donít ever change, dude.
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Re: 14 years
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2019, 09:25:51 pm »
The angled joystick posts got kinda nasty. LCD transition was slow and painful.

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2019, 09:35:48 pm »
The angled joystick posts got kinda nasty. LCD transition was slow and painful.

I think the angled joysticks is still a slow drip to this day. It comes up every once in a while, rearing it's ugly head.

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2019, 10:10:22 pm »
The angled joystick posts got kinda nasty. LCD transition was slow and painful.

This is true.  I was starting to think an angled joystick killed somebody's dog.

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2019, 10:43:47 pm »
I thought that got resolved a decade ago? It came back?

Randy and Xiaou going at it about anything display related was always a trainwreck of a good time.
Ajax should have been named Warlord, not Swan.

First off, Hoopz is right.

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2019, 10:20:09 am »
Angled joysticks rule on Qbert.

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2019, 10:38:48 am »
I thought that got resolved a decade ago? It came back?


Well, so did measles....
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Re: 14 years
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2019, 10:43:12 am »
My job is about to end mid-May, so maybe I'll finally get to play more Black Ops 4 with ya.

I'll have more free time. :lol

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« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2019, 10:52:42 am »
My job is about to end mid-May, so maybe I'll finally get to play more Black Ops 4 with ya.

I'll have more free time. :lol
Oof. That a good thing about the job or not?
Ajax should have been named Warlord, not Swan.

First off, Hoopz is right.

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« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2019, 10:53:50 am »
I thought that got resolved a decade ago? It came back?


Well, so did measles....
That's hilarious.  :cheers:
Ajax should have been named Warlord, not Swan.

First off, Hoopz is right.

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2019, 12:39:58 pm »
My job is about to end mid-May, so maybe I'll finally get to play more Black Ops 4 with ya.

I'll have more free time. :lol
Oof. That a good thing about the job or not?
Two-year contract almost up. I've been putting in applications and checking the listings (I work for the state employment office and can call dibs on a lot of job openings).

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2019, 03:57:00 pm »
You inspired me to get my avatar back working. :) Intellivision rules!

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2019, 05:14:15 pm »
You inspired me to get my avatar back working. :) Intellivision rules!

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #38 on: March 28, 2019, 06:14:58 pm »
You inspired me to get my avatar back working. :) Intellivision rules!

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I read a post of yours a couple days ago and noticed it was blank. Glad to see it back!
Ajax should have been named Warlord, not Swan.

First off, Hoopz is right.

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Re: 14 years
« Reply #39 on: March 28, 2019, 06:24:34 pm »
I added a few more from when I had my Intellivision website back in 2000. I was going to try and do 1 for each game to show some game play. Back then I was basically taking screenshots with one hand and trying to show some game play with the other. :) I didn't get very far and they pretty much look like crap. Still brings back memories though.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,159740.msg1682642.html#msg1682642

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