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Arroyo Alpha Centuri visit
« on: September 16, 2019, 09:19:53 am »
I plan on adding extensive thoughts here about this weekend.

Arroyo, feel free to comment here as well.


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Re: Arroyo Alpha Centuri visit
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2019, 09:42:16 am »
Good times!  Pizza was off the hook:


Game room is tits:



Check out the watermark in the video.

I wish people liked me well enough to build this:


Besides just partying, I learned a ton on this trip.  Never had adjusted much on a monitor, coin mechs, Jamma connections, or swap PCB’s prior to the visit.  In less than two days we swapped a new monitor into the Street Fighter 1 cab, and the picture is incredible:


Tough to photograph but it looks, really, really good.

We adjusted a rolling picture on Pleiades, adjusted focus, brightness, and position.  We did similar on the Defender cab, and the Candy cab.  We degaussed the screen as there was some off color (first time for both of us).

Installed any coin mechs in 3 machines, and rewired the street fighter to add the kick buttons (Mike informed me that this is why the wires that lead to the separate connections from the Jamma edge connector on the PCB is called a “kick harness”.....go figure.

Had a great time.  Good people, good food, and good gamin, can’t ask for more.
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Re: Arroyo Alpha Centuri visit
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2019, 10:16:29 am »
Arroyo is the man.

He flew 2000 mile to hang out.

He was a great guest. He was always helpful. Especially when it came time to drink my beer and my bourbon.

He brought me a kick ass bottle of bourbon I have never tried before.

Arroyo is much more organized in his method than I am. We had to build a new shelf for the Street Fighter cab and his insistence on measuring carefully saved us a lot of work.

He also has a more critical eye for how the monitor output should look. After he leaves today I am going to fine tune the rest of my games.

Arroyo is just all around a good dude. He blended in with my local friends instantly.

It was cool to have someone around who has a similar enthusiasm for keeping these old money pits alive.

All of that being said, I am at work right now and he is probably rummaging through my underwear drawer.



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Re: Arroyo Alpha Centuri visit
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2019, 10:55:21 am »
Nice room and nice update!   :applaud:
My Arcade Cabinet Build and other projects here:
Centipede, Joust, Joust Cocktail, Asteroids, Galaga, Ms. Pacman Cabaret, Defender, Space Invaders Cocktail
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Arroyo Alpha Centuri visit
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2019, 12:23:47 pm »
Arroyo is the man.

All of that being said, I am at work right now and he is probably rummaging through my underwear drawer.

Rummaging, no. Sniffing, probably.
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Re: Arroyo Alpha Centuri visit
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2019, 12:27:27 pm »
Arroyo, tell us how the freeze-dried Hors d'oeuvres tasted.
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Re: Arroyo Alpha Centuri visit
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2019, 12:40:14 pm »
More like pilfering, those Captain America undies get me every time.  Oh and in case it wasn’t obvious from the picture, the pizza was rehydrated, microwaved, and then sun baked for 1hour.  Gives it that je ne sais quoi.

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Re: Arroyo Alpha Centuri visit
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2019, 01:00:45 pm »
Awesome, sounds like a great time. One day I’ll come visit Alpha Centuri too. Your game room looks amazing, Mike!

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Re: Arroyo Alpha Centuri visit
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2019, 11:15:54 pm »
Opt, your invitation is always open. My non gamer friends would think you are a wizard.

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Re: Arroyo Alpha Centuri visit
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2019, 01:18:34 am »
Opt, your invitation is always open. My non gamer friends would think you are a wizard.

Bruh...
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Re: Arroyo Alpha Centuri visit
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2019, 04:44:12 am »
Easily my favorite Disney movie.

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« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2019, 08:57:03 am »
The day after the party we got Championship Sprint running by opening the back door and closing it again.  ??? It still will restart repeatedly for a minute, but then it settles down. We adjusted the monitor settings while we had it opened up. The horizontal width still needs to be adjusted a bit.

The anycoin mechs are working out great so I ordered enough for all of my machines. Then I can start using my tokens.

The monitor we put in the street fighter cab has a broken brightness pot. It is really dark, but if you apply pressure to the pot it is nice and bright. I threw a clamp on it for now. Problem solved. I ordered a new pot yesterday.

I really can't say strongly enough how great this weekend was for me. Arroyo was a great house guest. My friends like him and my kids like him. My cat Remus likes him. My 4 Koi like him.

My cat Kenzie hates him, but she will tolerate him if he has treats. She is a dirty, dirty whore.