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Title: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Le Chuck on January 07, 2018, 01:16:31 am
2018 is going to be pretty chufftastic for me. Starting off strong...

As of 01 January 2018 I am officially a Major in the United States Army. The transition from company grade officer to the field grades is a pretty big deal. They don't just hand that oak leaf cluster out to anybody and this secures my retirement. Damn its good to be a gangsta.

Anyone checking out last year's chuff thread will note that it was just about this time then that the Army had told me I was selected for promotion. So did I spend an entire year waiting for the promotion they'd told me I'd earned? Yes, you're damn right I did. Slow and steady but she keeps rolling along.

Found out today that my old boss will be able to come and promote me this month. Was planning on waiting until he could make it to this area in March but I'll be pinning much sooner so yeah!

Keeping the hits rolling, I just got in some new tabletop games for the boys and me to dig into. Zombie dice is easy fun and King of Tokyo is going to be occupying a lot of our time. I'm an avid tabletop gamer but haven't added to the collection in quite a while.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: DaOld Man on January 07, 2018, 07:20:54 am
Congratulations Le Chuck!!
And I thank you for your service to our country.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: dkersten on January 08, 2018, 02:20:26 am
I second the congrats, and also thank you for your service.

I have a lot to be chuffed about so far this year.. Moved into the new house, got to take 2 weeks of my unused vacation that I was going to lose, my workload at the office dropped dramatically for a bit, and I have been able to get most of my new workshop in order and ready for the new project: the new home theater.

Before I moved in I got the heaters mounted and hooked up (40k btu gas in both garages), and I pre-wired the shop for music from the whole house audio system and got that all set up and running a few weeks ago.  I had the electrician put in a bunch of outlets as well as a couple 240v outlets, and I have a whole 100a box just for the shop if I want to expand that.  I spent a few days last week while on vacation building the workbench, wiring the compressor and dust collection (converted a 50A outlet to 2 20A outlets), running the dust collection lines and setting up the remote blast gates, getting the dust filtration and air hose mounted on the ceiling, upgrading lighting, building a lot of shelving, and even doing some unpacking and organizing.  I still have 6 crates of tools and stuff to unpack, some cleanup to do, a little more wiring, some more shelving, storage for sheet wood, and a ton of shelves in the main garage to build, but I have 90% of the work done and the shop is functional.  Got music, air, dust control, heat, about 50k lumens of light, and power.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Titchgamer on January 08, 2018, 03:50:27 am
Congrats on the promotion Chuck.

Dkersten, Very jealous! Wish I had a full workshop to play in on the side of my house!!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on January 08, 2018, 01:03:37 pm
That's not a workshop.  There isn't sawdust or tools or various parts thrown all over the place from the 8 projects you are working on at the same time.  ;)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on January 08, 2018, 01:54:22 pm
Been slightly upping my cider game around here....


I sell this for $200/bottle.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on January 08, 2018, 02:36:04 pm
Been slightly upping my cider game around here....


I sell this for $200/bottle.

Iím sure thatís a joke, but if you can make money selling your rotgut, more power to you!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: thomas_surles on January 08, 2018, 02:46:34 pm
Been slightly upping my cider game around here....


I sell this for $200/bottle.
Ill give you $15 shipped
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on January 08, 2018, 03:08:29 pm
Steal one of the gallon jugs of wine from your gas station.  After you've finished the wine, melt 2 pounds of brown sugar into 3 and a half quarts of apple juice.  Toss in 3 cinnamon sticks.  50 cents packet of bread yeast from the grocery store.  Put a balloon over the neck of the bottle, poke a small hole in it.  In two weeks, you'll be drinking your own hooch.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: thomas_surles on January 08, 2018, 03:13:20 pm
Steal one of the gallon jugs of wine from your gas station.  After you've finished the wine, melt 2 pounds of brown sugar into 3 and a half quarts of apple juice.  Toss in 3 cinnamon sticks.  50 cents packet of bread yeast from the grocery store.  Put a balloon over the neck of the bottle, poke a small hole in it.  In two weeks, you'll be drinking your own hooch.
Good lookin out bro  :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on January 08, 2018, 03:20:47 pm
You gonna bring us a jug to ZapCon?
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on January 08, 2018, 03:43:42 pm
They don't allow chemical weapons on airplanes. ;D
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on January 08, 2018, 04:08:39 pm
After doing a 3 hour daily driving commute for just over a year and a half, my wife and I decided to become suburbanites and reduce my commute drastically. We now reside a 15 mins walk from my work. Quality of life just skyrocketed, and this is the closest Iíve ever lived to my place of employment. Iím super chuffed about getting a big portion of my life back!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on January 08, 2018, 04:38:42 pm
You gonna bring us a jug to ZapCon?

Add a shot of vodka to an Angry Orchard and you've basically replicated it.  I did finally pick up a hydrometer so I can measure the alcohol content.  I'm not sure how that's going to end up.. I'm guessing either 3% or 15%.  I seem to be able to slam a lot of it without getting too wobbly or regretting it the next day.  But sure, why not, if I end up coming I'll toss a plastic bottle in my checked bag.



Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: HaRuMaN on January 08, 2018, 04:56:58 pm
After doing a 3 hour daily driving commute for just over a year and a half, my wife and I decided to become suburbanites and reduce my commute drastically. We now reside a 15 mins walk from my work. Quality of life just skyrocketed, and this is the closest Iíve ever lived to my place of employment. Iím super chuffed about getting a big portion of my life back!

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: dkersten on January 08, 2018, 06:13:53 pm
After doing a 3 hour daily driving commute for just over a year and a half, my wife and I decided to become suburbanites and reduce my commute drastically. We now reside a 15 mins walk from my work. Quality of life just skyrocketed, and this is the closest Iíve ever lived to my place of employment. Iím super chuffed about getting a big portion of my life back!
Congrats!

My new place is 2 min. drive from the office, but in a city you can get anywhere in 10-15 mins it isn't an extreme upgrade for me, but damn it is nice leaving for work at 7:55 and getting here with time to spare..   I could walk it in about 10 minutes, but the reality is I won't.

I would sooner shoot myself than have a 3 hour commute.. Unless I was making about a half mil a year, then it might be worth it... for a few years anyway.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: dkersten on January 08, 2018, 06:18:50 pm
That's not a workshop.  There isn't sawdust or tools or various parts thrown all over the place from the 8 projects you are working on at the same time.  ;)
lol, this is the "clean" picture with only about 15% of my stuff unpacked and most of the sawdust either in the dust collection bag or swept into a pile already.  Give it a few weeks when I am full swing into the new theater and 18 sheets of MDF into building backer boxes and subwoofer enclosures... Each of the 6 subs will take 2 4x8 sheets each... I figure if I start really clean and organized I can make it a few weeks before I injure myself tripping over tools, scrap wood, and half built enclosures...

BTW, I already regret not spending more and pushing the wall out further.  This is 18'x22' and I wish I had gone for at least 22'x22' now.  I will build a shed on the other side of the wall in the summer though, and move the compressor and dust collection to it, freeing up a corner and a TON of noise...
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: knave on January 09, 2018, 12:26:23 am
You gonna bring us a jug to ZapCon?

Add a shot of vodka to an Angry Orchard and you've basically replicated it.  I did finally pick up a hydrometer so I can measure the alcohol content.  I'm not sure how that's going to end up.. I'm guessing either 3% or 15%.  I seem to be able to slam a lot of it without getting too wobbly or regretting it the next day.  But sure, why not, if I end up coming I'll toss a plastic bottle in my checked bag.

I read somewhere that bread yeast tops out at about 10% ABV
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on January 09, 2018, 12:58:24 am
Iím using champagne yeast plus a yeast nutrient.  Iíve made a couple batches with distillers yeast.  Supposedly 18-22%....we will see.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on January 09, 2018, 11:51:12 am
After doing a 3 hour daily driving commute for just over a year and a half, my wife and I decided to become suburbanites and reduce my commute drastically. We now reside a 15 mins walk from my work. Quality of life just skyrocketed, and this is the closest Iíve ever lived to my place of employment. Iím super chuffed about getting a big portion of my life back!
Congrats!

My new place is 2 min. drive from the office, but in a city you can get anywhere in 10-15 mins it isn't an extreme upgrade for me, but damn it is nice leaving for work at 7:55 and getting here with time to spare..   I could walk it in about 10 minutes, but the reality is I won't.

I would sooner shoot myself than have a 3 hour commute.. Unless I was making about a half mil a year, then it might be worth it... for a few years anyway.
Believe me I almost did shoot myself from that commute. It was definitely weighing heavy on our lives: a huge waste of time away from family and projects, a massive level of stress increase, and lots of money on gas let alone the mileage wear on our vehicle.

 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: HaRuMaN on January 09, 2018, 12:06:59 pm
How much did your housing cost go up though?
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: dkersten on January 09, 2018, 12:42:43 pm
Believe me I almost did shoot myself from that commute. It was definitely weighing heavy on our lives: a huge waste of time away from family and projects, a massive level of stress increase, and lots of money on gas let alone the mileage wear on our vehicle.
I can imagine the gas was insane...  The apartment I was living in while building the new house is just 3 miles from work and I was filling up every 12-14 days.  I gassed up 2 weeks ago and still have over half a tank right now.  More than half that fuel was used to go to Home Depot and Lowes over the last couple weeks.  I don't think I have driven further than 2 miles from home/work since Christmas.  It is so nice...

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on January 09, 2018, 12:50:56 pm
How much did your housing cost go up though?
Not at all. We actually reduced our rent by 45% and Iím not spending $100 a week on gas anymore. San Franciscoís housing is absolutely ludicrous. Weíre happy to be in the cleaner, cheaper, safer area in Silicon Valley now.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on January 09, 2018, 01:00:18 pm
Takes me an hour to drive 8 miles.  And that's off peak traffic.  It's unbelievable.  If I was in better shape I'd bike it - the trail runs 2 blocks from my house, but there are some crazy dangerous intersections on the route.  Then I park a mile from my office and either hoof it across multiple six lane streets... or wait 20 minutes for a shuttle. 

 :timebomb:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on January 09, 2018, 01:09:27 pm
After 2 weeks of sub-freezing temperatures, it's frikkin 55 degrees today!  I'm gonna go outside and hope I don't burst into flames. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: HaRuMaN on January 09, 2018, 01:18:37 pm
How much did your housing cost go up though?
Not at all. We actually reduced our rent by 45% and Iím not spending $100 a week on gas anymore. San Franciscoís housing is absolutely ludicrous. Weíre happy to be in the cleaner, cheaper, safer area in Silicon Valley now.

Wow interesting.  I would have thought that getting closer to Silicon Valley would have been more expensive.   :dizzy:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on January 09, 2018, 01:31:19 pm
How much did your housing cost go up though?
Not at all. We actually reduced our rent by 45% and Iím not spending $100 a week on gas anymore. San Franciscoís housing is absolutely ludicrous. Weíre happy to be in the cleaner, cheaper, safer area in Silicon Valley now.

Wow interesting.  I would have thought that getting closer to Silicon Valley would have been more expensive.   :dizzy:
Donít get me wrong, itís still expensive in the Bay Area, but at least in Silicon Valley itís just regular expensive rather than trust-fund-baby expensive. Plus you get more bang for the buck here. We upgraded our living space by 30% along with paying 45% less.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on January 09, 2018, 04:10:11 pm
We pay $1,450/mo for 2,600 sq ft.  It feels high but.... hey.. I only hear gunshots 2-3 times a month.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: knave on January 09, 2018, 04:20:49 pm
We pay $1,450/mo for 2,600 sq ft.  It feels high but.... hey.. I only hear gunshots 2-3 times a month.

I'm only on the fringe of the SF Bay area and $1450/mo will get you a studio or if lucky a 1 bd room. ~500 sq/ft maybe. It's $3K+ for 2600 sq ft.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on January 09, 2018, 04:46:49 pm
We pay $1,450/mo for 2,600 sq ft.  It feels high but.... hey.. I only hear gunshots 2-3 times a month.

To be fair you are in Texas.... I think they consider that music over there.  ;P
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on January 09, 2018, 05:07:57 pm
On Christmas Eve, I went to visit a great uncle that lives in a very rural area.  Kind of a cluster of homes in the middle of nowhere.

His next door neighbor is standing out in the front yard, rifle in hand, shooting at god knows what.

"Uhm, should we do something about that?"

"Can't.  And the neighbor on the other side is in his deer blind, so be careful."

I mean, I guess it's kind of like delivery.  Shoot things in your yard and fire up the grill.




Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on January 09, 2018, 05:11:35 pm
Thatís what they call hunting these days.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on January 09, 2018, 06:10:45 pm
Around here it's legal to shoot deer from your truck if you have a handicap permit.  No joke. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on January 09, 2018, 06:59:47 pm
Meh, why not.  Thin out their numbers, theyíre coming right for us!

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: dkersten on January 10, 2018, 10:55:12 am
We pay $1,450/mo for 2,600 sq ft.  It feels high but.... hey.. I only hear gunshots 2-3 times a month.

I'm only on the fringe of the SF Bay area and $1450/mo will get you a studio or if lucky a 1 bd room. ~500 sq/ft maybe. It's $3K+ for 2600 sq ft.
It's kind of the opposite here.. I was paying $1700/mo for a 1300 sq ft apartment on the edge of town in a desirable location (high for this city).  I could find a similar apartment downtown for around $700/mo.  But living downtown here is living in the slums.  My new place only costs me $1400/mo for 3900 sq ft., but I had to put down my life savings to get it down to that.  My last house was costing me $1k/mo for ~2300 sq ft.  I could have rented that old house out for around $1800/mo if I had kept it, but it was 50 years old and despite a full renovation and tons of upgrades, it had 50 year old house problems that I got sick of dealing with.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on January 11, 2018, 11:06:43 am
Hey LeChuck congrats on the promotion to Major.  What division of the army are you in?  I had a buddy who got promoted to Colonel recently in the EOD division.  But I remember when he got promoted to Major, it was a big deal.

As for the commute topic, I can relate too.  For 17 years, I commuted for over an hour each way to work, before finally deciding 6 years ago to move closer. I spent tons of $$ on tolls and gas, not to mention mileage on car.  Sure it was cheaper for the house, but the other expenses to commute negated that.  Plus I spent a lot of time travelling.

Now I'm now only a 10 minute drive to my job.  The rent prices are pretty high here, but I don't spend money on gas and tolls and such and I actually get to have more time with my family (and the hobby).  Eventually I bought my place (2 years ago) and I pay about $1,100 mortgage for 2,048 square feet.  That's saying a lot (in CT where it's damn expensive to live) since I could easily rent my place out for $3,000 a month since I'm near everything and only a short train ride to Manhattan.  The only downside is I don't have a garage to work on my games.  But I do have a backyard - It's just a pain to move everything outside all the time.  But in 2 years, I'm going to buy a house with a garage and pay the mortgage with the rent I'm getting from this place.   :applaud:

Lastly, I'm super chuffed that USA Today is coming over today with a film crew to shoot a story on how my fiancee survived post-partum pre-eclampsia that led to a brain aneurism in the summer of 2016 (shortly after giving birth to our daughter).  She is 100% recovered and doctors are stumped on how she not only survived, but made a full recovery without any side effects.

All in all, I'm thankful every day for what I have.  And I'm feeling chuffed in the new year.

DeL
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on January 14, 2018, 04:40:32 pm
I donít know if I should blame Trump and his associated drama or Hurricane Harvey but this year has been a dud on the party front thus far.  Our New Years party was down by half and people were antisocial.  I went to an annual pinball party last night at a huge private collection - crowd was much smaller and kept to themselves.  Iíve talked to other friends in the surrounding area and theyíre reporting similar.

However, it is warm enough in Houston that Iím tanning my flab right now, so it ainít all bad.  Enjoy your igloos, snow bitches.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mauzy on January 14, 2018, 09:55:00 pm
Wooo it's gonna be a helluva year.

Necro-ing my old account and coming back into the hobby after several years away from my cabs. Last time I was working on my games was mid-2011, while I was in the summer between my freshman and sophomore years of college. Since then, my cabs were moved and stored, went through a 6 inch flood, and moved again. They need a fair amount of TLC, but nothing I hadn't already done once before!

Since those last posts around here, I've graduated, switched jobs twice within my field of choice into a comfortable wage, gotten engaged to my girlfriend of nearly 7 years, adopted a dog, and am actively working on sealing the deal on a house down the street with plenty of room to re-restore and rebuild my basement arcade! I've got a soft promise of a promotion this year and an IOU from the fiance for one pin with a value similar to her engagement ring  :laugh:

Weird to be back - I wasn't terribly social, but I definitely knew some names and faces around the forum. The majority of my posts and restores were from high school! Feels like a lifetime ago, but I'm really excited to get back into this. Nice to see that this place is still alive and healthy!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on January 14, 2018, 10:54:28 pm
Alive yes, healthy... I dunno.... I've been talking to these same ---uvulas--- for nearly 20 years now.  ;)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on January 16, 2018, 10:10:41 pm
The year is starting out good so far...

Just found out that Hakko is donating a brand new FR-300 desoldering tool to me for my Youtube channel.  Been working hard and talking to their marketing department the last couple of weeks trying to get them to sponsor it.

And now it's official, it's on it's way. Woot!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180117/33a022bdf1a5788c7aef9150352c837e.jpg)

DeL

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on January 17, 2018, 06:32:59 am
There has to be an easier way to make 200 dollars than begging. ;D

You know I give YouTubers a bunch of crap. I have to say I like your videos for their content and for your presentation. I have only watched a couple so far so that opinion could change. ;)

Any crap I sling your way, Del, is in jest.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on January 17, 2018, 05:08:31 pm
Houston froze over again.  They shut everything down.  I spent my morning playing Dragon Warrior in bed.  It ruled.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: vwalbridge on January 17, 2018, 05:14:58 pm
Houston froze over again.  They shut everything down. 

(https://i.redditmedia.com/Q3D4T4B-SAj042JDNU62CoDMEkWGgG4yNyk98EXVNCI.jpg?w=631&s=807bff9d20159fef44fd5108b53eeecf)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on January 17, 2018, 05:15:42 pm
There has to be an easier way to make 200 dollars than begging. ;D

You know I give YouTubers a bunch of crap. I have to say I like your videos for their content and for your presentation. I have only watched a couple so far so that opinion could change. ;)

Any crap I sling your way, Del, is in jest.
Ha ha, no worries.  Thanks for watching.  I can't wait to release the Dominux 8 one this Friday...

DeL
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 17, 2018, 07:04:29 pm
Houston froze over again.  They shut everything down.  I spent my morning playing Dragon Warrior in bed.  It ruled.

 :cheers:

44 degrees.  Hahahaha!  It was 9 degrees here in Michigan and that wasnt with the wind chill.  And everything stayed open. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Le Chuck on January 17, 2018, 08:41:34 pm
It was a degree here yesterday. One. Lousey. Stinkin. Degree.

BUT

This is the Chuff thread, and I got in a bomb-ass workout with my buddy and finished off some projects related to keeping pipes from freezing in this mostly permeable army house - so chuff-on!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on January 17, 2018, 08:45:09 pm
Hey now, it was 31 when I was driving around earlier.  One car had slid around and smashed into the barriers on a bridge.  Someone else added insult to injury and apparently tore off their front end driving around them.  Major road at noon.  No owners, police cars, or tow truck in sight.  I was grateful I drive a small car.

And youíre laughing now, but how many kids and old people die in your town when it gets above 95?

 >:D
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: dkersten on January 18, 2018, 10:09:27 am
-17 (no windchill) yesterday morning here, it will be +49 today. 

For those in the south, this weather means emergency travel only, stocking up on bottled water, calling friends to make sure their heat worked and they didn't freeze to death, etc.
For us "northerners" it means we should wear our "big coat".

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 18, 2018, 12:59:31 pm
For us "northerners" it means we should wear our "big coat".

dkersten gets it.  If anyone wants to know what Michigan weather is like just Google 'Michigan weather meme'.

This one is my favorite...

(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z69/y200air/Mobile%20Uploads/2A22A01C-13F7-47E5-99A8-A059E26C9406_zpsldvuvvep.jpg)

To my knowledge no one has died of heat related issues in Michigan over the past year.  Could be wrong.  On a side note I thought The Day After Tomorrow was a documentary about Michigan weather until I saw Dennis Quaid starring in it.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on January 18, 2018, 02:33:56 pm
That's cool.  Say hello to the ice bears for me. 

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on January 21, 2018, 03:29:23 pm
Fixed my electric lawnmower today.  Turns out a wire had popped out of one of the brushes.  Simple repair but satisfying.  Out enjoying my backyard now.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Le Chuck on January 21, 2018, 03:36:43 pm
Tomorrow I get to go to work for free!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on January 21, 2018, 04:01:41 pm
Tomorrow I get to go to work for free!

Congratulations on starting your own business! :applaud:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on January 21, 2018, 08:31:25 pm
FEMA is closed, too, so thousands of people in Houston are ---fouled up beyond all recognition--- tomorrow.  Reconstruction will come to a dead halt.

Lots of federal deadlines in the next week or so.  Thatíll be disruptive and Iím sure Iíll spend hours telling people exactly how many weeks left before I terminate them.

Anyway, itís been nonstop headaches since December 2016.  The new normal.

 :cheers:

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on January 24, 2018, 02:19:47 pm
Made it to the front page of reddit again , got to 3rd place this time!
Its already down to 5th, but it was neat.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on January 24, 2018, 02:45:16 pm
Haha... yeah, those internet accomplishments.  One of my accounts got "commentor executed" on Gawker but the guilty post was obnoxious so I couldn't tell anyone about it. 

But hey, I was on Gawker alongside Hulk Hogan's dick!   :lol
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on January 24, 2018, 09:06:10 pm
I've purposefully tried to be as big an ---uvula--- on Kotaku as possible, but my posts keep getting liked?  I feel like it's some sort of double secret reverse trolling or something. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on January 25, 2018, 09:09:23 am
Yep, I stumbled across you on Kotaku once.  I was reading the comment and thinking, "good lord, this is just like that idiot from BYOAC" and then I looked at the name.   :lol
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Loafmeister on January 25, 2018, 06:15:33 pm
Yesterday i had my 4th operation in 5 years.  Wait this Is the chuff thread...

Due to the above, Iím off work for the next month so finally can finish off pincab setup and update the two mame cabinets and finally hack the snes mini and actually boot it! :)

Lechuck congrats on the promo.  My son-in-law just joined officer training for the Canadian armed forces, going through basic training now and
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on January 25, 2018, 10:05:03 pm
So finally got a hydrometer.  Turns out my cider is 15.5% across three batches.  That explains an awful lot.

 :dizzy:

Started up 4 more gallons tonight....

 :lol
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on January 25, 2018, 10:11:56 pm
Bah!  31 proof..... send it back.  ;)

Your bathtub chemistry is fascinating though, I'd keep at it. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on January 25, 2018, 10:40:00 pm
I took all the remnants of juice, combined into approximately a pint in a half gallon jug.  Added enough sugar to get it to a potential 20%, and mixed in yeast nutrient and distillers yeast.  It takes a LOT of sugar to get to a potential 20%.  Anyway, used a soldering iron to burn a hole in the plastic cap and shoved in an airlock.  Should only take a few days to ferment. 

 :lol
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: BadMouth on January 26, 2018, 04:00:41 pm
Bit long winded, but interesting:
! A Man Drank 2 Liters Moonshine In 2 Hours. This Is What Happened To His Eyes. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DQUrg0Yhu4#)

Spoiler: if you screw up distillation, you can make methanol instead of ethanol


Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on January 26, 2018, 05:26:14 pm
The cure for methanol poisoning is ethanol.  You don't "accidentally make" methanol, it's present in homemade booze but negated by the ethanol.  Only an issue if you distill it over a flame and don't toss out the first jug.  Not an issue with freeze distillation.

 :cheers:

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on January 26, 2018, 05:56:38 pm
Yeah it's called "throwing out the head."   Watch some moonshiner's BadMouth ;)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 26, 2018, 07:39:44 pm
Throwing out the head while distilling was also called ĎThe Bobbitt Measureí in the early 90ís.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on January 27, 2018, 02:17:47 am
Thanks, bro, I just went inverted.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on January 27, 2018, 11:13:22 am
Bah!  31 proof..... send it back.  ;)

Your bathtub chemistry is fascinating though, I'd keep at it.
The thought of drinking anything from his bathtub just makes my pop tart taste like vomit.  :scared
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on January 27, 2018, 11:22:09 am
Bah!  31 proof..... send it back.  ;)

Your bathtub chemistry is fascinating though, I'd keep at it.
The thought of drinking anything from his bathtub just makes my pop tart taste like vomit.  :scared

Pop Tart... Never heard it called that before...
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on January 27, 2018, 07:05:12 pm
Bah!  31 proof..... send it back.  ;)

Your bathtub chemistry is fascinating though, I'd keep at it.
The thought of drinking anything from his bathtub just makes my pop tart taste like vomit.  :scared

Pop Tart... Never heard it called that before...

My Pop Tart brings all the boys to the yard,
And they're like,
Its better than yours,
Damn right its better than yours,
I can teach you,
But I have to charge
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on January 27, 2018, 08:01:38 pm
Met the brew master from 8th Wonder today at the home brew store.  It was weird, they couldnít sell or serve beer, but could nod at the cold cans of their product and empty cups sitting on the counter.  My buddy bought a Fermentasaurus.  Weíre leveling everything up.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on January 28, 2018, 12:06:42 pm
Bah!  31 proof..... send it back.  ;)

Your bathtub chemistry is fascinating though, I'd keep at it.
The thought of drinking anything from his bathtub just makes my pop tart taste like vomit.  :scared

Pop Tart... Never heard it called that before...
  OMG, that was clever pop tart wit, Not so sure Jenn likes it compared to vomit however....  :whap
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on February 01, 2018, 05:21:45 am
I picked up a new cab for my arcade room. No lucky deals here. This is the most I have paid for a machine by double.

Sometimes you just have to pay.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=365345;image)

The side art is a little rough. The coin button annoys me, and will be removed. All of my machines take quarters.

The game plays great and the monitor is beautiful.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on February 01, 2018, 09:27:30 am
I picked up a new cab for my arcade room. No lucky deals here. This is the most I have paid for a machine by double.

Sometimes you just have to pay.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=365345;image)

The side art is a little rough. The coin button annoys me, and will be removed. All of my machines take quarters.

The game plays great and the monitor is beautiful.

Nice pickup, Mike!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on February 01, 2018, 11:22:12 am
Putting in my 2 weeks tomorrow , been here over 4 years.  More money, shorter drive.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on February 01, 2018, 11:27:56 am
Your state is like 5 miles wide.  How short can that drive possibly get?

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on February 01, 2018, 12:01:04 pm
Your state is like 5 miles wide.  How short can that drive possibly get?

At it narrowest its 9 miles wide, so thats a great guess!
I live in Delaware but I currently work in Pennsylvania , now I'll live and work in the same state, hence the shorter commute.    Its still going to suck because I'll be on the only major highway right at 5pm every day.  Good news for you guys is, I probably wont be on the forums very much during the day.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on February 01, 2018, 01:08:45 pm
That's cool, man, I'm happy for you.  Seems like I know a lot of people moving on up lately.  Maybe we're just all hitting that mid-career stage.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on February 01, 2018, 01:31:33 pm
yeah, I wish I didnt work at Chrysler for a decade, I'd be much further along in my IT career now. c'est la vie.

This new place is acting like they want to groom me to take over the lead in a few years, we'll see. For now, more money for pinball games!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on February 01, 2018, 05:39:55 pm
yeah, I wish I didnt work at Chrysler for a decade, I'd be much further along in my IT career now. c'est la vie.

This new place is acting like they want to groom me to take over the lead in a few years, we'll see. For now, more money for pinball games!

Pinball? GTFO.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on February 01, 2018, 06:21:52 pm
yeah, I wish I didnt work at Chrysler for a decade, I'd be much further along in my IT career now. c'est la vie.

This new place is acting like they want to groom me to take over the lead in a few years, we'll see. For now, more money for pinball games!

Pinball? GTFO.

That's right. Darts, bitches.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on February 01, 2018, 07:27:39 pm
you gonna sell me Johnny Mnemonic then?
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on February 01, 2018, 08:05:27 pm
Come get it.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on February 01, 2018, 08:22:46 pm
Come get it.

I'll pay for shipping or for you to bring it here
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on February 01, 2018, 08:44:19 pm
That game is... eh....

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on February 01, 2018, 09:47:45 pm
Well just about every table is "eh" except games like Star Trek:  TNG.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on February 02, 2018, 12:47:19 am
Well just about every table is "eh" except games like Star Trek:  TNG.

You just lost all credibility with anything pinball related.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on February 02, 2018, 12:47:51 am
Come get it.

I'll pay for shipping or for you to bring it here

Does not compute.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on February 02, 2018, 03:08:37 am
Well just about every table is "eh" except games like Star Trek:  TNG.

You just lost all credibility with anything pinball related.

Not really.  TNG is one of the most popular pinball tables of all time.  The fact that you don't know that....  You can like the older tables all you want, but they didn't sell nearly as well as the DMD based machines of the 90's
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on February 02, 2018, 08:15:49 am
Does not compute.

You can chill, help me adjust the switches on Comet, and figure out why the Star Gate ramps on SFII are still functionally retarded. It'll be a blasty blast! And more Zapcon money!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on February 02, 2018, 10:32:44 am
You can like the older tables all you want, but they didn't sell nearly as well as the DMD based machines of the 90's

Johnny Mneumonic is a "DMD based machine of the 90's".   ::)

You can chill, help me adjust the switches on Comet, and figure out why the Star Gate ramps on SFII are still functionally retarded. It'll be a blasty blast! And more Zapcon money!

There's like 10 switches on the playfield on Comet.  Chop, chop. 

As for the ramps, you probably need to take apart the solenoid mechanisms and clean them.  Gottlieb machines of that era are way overbuilt and maintenance should be easy.  You might also be having problems with their weird smart switches, but those can be replaced with regular leaf switches.  If they do anything at all, then your logic and wiring are good. 

Another thing to look at might be switches (or optos?  Can't remember what it used..) further down the ramp.  Your ball enters the ramp, hits a switch, starts up a sound/animation, and as it goes down the ramp it'll trigger a second switch to let the game know you've successfully completed the shot.  If that isn't happening, your stargate ramps are going to act up.  Williams 90s games usually had a third switch halfway down the ramp but Gottlieb/DE only had them at entrance and exit.







Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on February 02, 2018, 10:49:21 am
My Comet issue is that after the swap, I had to adjust everything (all the extra layers of clear made everything taller than a 30 yr old PF) , and for the most part they are golden, but the tolerances are so tight that sometimes the flipper shakes the machine enough to trigger the "1986" switches. That and Im missing 1 of those things that keeps the switch arm from sliding off the game, I might just put the one I have on the inside and a dab of hot glue on the outside to keep it in place.

SFII has just been a nightmare. I replaced the full assemblies on both ramps including coils, even replaced the factory board with a Rotten Dog replacement, and there's still fuckery afoot.  Good news is my LW3 baords should be back any day now!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on February 02, 2018, 11:49:05 am
Well just about every table is "eh" except games like Star Trek:  TNG.

You just lost all credibility with anything pinball related.

Not really.  TNG is one of the most popular pinball tables of all time.  The fact that you don't know that....  You can like the older tables all you want, but they didn't sell nearly as well as the DMD based machines of the 90's

You clearly have no idea what I do, or do not know. And should probably stop assuming so.

The golden era of pinball was long over before DMD came around.

When talking about "popular" pins... STTNG is never brought up. It's good, I enjoy it. But it is not nearly as popular as TAF, MM, TZ, etc...

I did see a STTNG rotting away in a forest in Leadville, CO several years ago... Naff.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on February 02, 2018, 11:56:14 am
Does not compute.

You can chill, help me adjust the switches on Comet, and figure out why the Star Gate ramps on SFII are still functionally retarded. It'll be a blasty blast! And more Zapcon money!

No.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on February 02, 2018, 11:58:07 am
is this because I called you bald at zapcon 4? I'm sorry :(
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on February 02, 2018, 01:09:53 pm
is this because I called you bald at zapcon 4? I'm sorry :(

It's because I could sell it here and not lift a finger to prep for shipping...

Besides, Johnny's a whore now. ---smurfette--- better be making money...
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on February 02, 2018, 01:20:38 pm
ok good, cause Im not sorry.

I might pick up a Cue Ball Wizard, cause everyone hates gottliebs
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on February 02, 2018, 01:37:42 pm
ok good, cause Im not sorry.

Well... You're in for a surprise this Zapcon...
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: vwalbridge on February 02, 2018, 02:13:31 pm
ok good, cause Im not sorry.

Well... You're in for a surprise this Zapcon...

(https://78.media.tumblr.com/77af680abf00a4192c095dcb5d815aba/tumblr_mnb7myDf181qbtxe8o1_500.gif)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on February 02, 2018, 03:17:29 pm
Well just about every table is "eh" except games like Star Trek:  TNG.

You just lost all credibility with anything pinball related.

Not really.  TNG is one of the most popular pinball tables of all time.  The fact that you don't know that....  You can like the older tables all you want, but they didn't sell nearly as well as the DMD based machines of the 90's

You clearly have no idea what I do, or do not know. And should probably stop assuming so.

The golden era of pinball was long over before DMD came around.

When talking about "popular" pins... STTNG is never brought up. It's good, I enjoy it. But it is not nearly as popular as TAF, MM, TZ, etc...

I did see a STTNG rotting away in a forest in Leadville, CO several years ago... Naff.

Sorry man, but if you don't hear your pinball friends talking about TNG then find new friends.  Just doing a random google search:  https://pinside.com/pinball/top-100 (https://pinside.com/pinball/top-100)  I believe it's up there in one of the top selling machines of all time as well.  If you don't like it then that is fine, but it is an objectively popular table, meaning you are in the minority so please don't pretend that it isn't popular. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on February 02, 2018, 05:02:37 pm
Sorry man, but if you don't hear your pinball friends talking about TNG then find new friends.  Just doing a random google search:  https://pinside.com/pinball/top-100 (https://pinside.com/pinball/top-100)  I believe it's up there in one of the top selling machines of all time as well.  If you don't like it then that is fine, but it is an objectively popular table, meaning you are in the minority so please don't pretend that it isn't popular.
There you have it folks, narcissism at it's core. Howard's school of friendships: if they don't agree with your tastes, get rid of them.  ::)

Besides, the TNG pin isn't even in the top-10 and not worth talking about.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on February 02, 2018, 06:32:40 pm
Meh.  Itís okay but never worth the theme premium to me.  The new Stern one is enjoyable.

Cueball Wizard is legitimately good, regardless of manufacturer.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on February 02, 2018, 07:11:34 pm
Sorry man, but if you don't hear your pinball friends talking about TNG then find new friends.  Just doing a random google search:  https://pinside.com/pinball/top-100 (https://pinside.com/pinball/top-100)  I believe it's up there in one of the top selling machines of all time as well.  If you don't like it then that is fine, but it is an objectively popular table, meaning you are in the minority so please don't pretend that it isn't popular. 

Popularity...

STTNG had just under 12k machines produced... 25 years ago.
MM had 4k machined produced... 21 years ago.

Using the link you've provided...
MM has over 1400 reviews. STTNG has 770 reviews. Half as many...
There are just over 1450 STTNG machines on Pinside's pinmap, and around 1250 original MM machines. STTNG has suffered much higher casualties to time than MM has.

I'll walk up and play any STTNG I see in the wild. I enjoy the table. But it is far from popular, when there are well over 20 other titles that have more people taking time to review the machine.

You don't hear of a STTNG remake happening... because it's not popular.

Looking forward to see what you spin this one into...  :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on February 02, 2018, 07:36:20 pm
^

(https://thegameofnerds.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/tumblr_nko59jrrlr1ryu223o1_250.gif?w=529&h=397)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on February 02, 2018, 08:15:03 pm
I went to a pinball league match Tuesday night. It was fun.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on February 02, 2018, 08:30:50 pm
I went to a pinball league match Tuesday night. It was fun.

Did you play or spectate? All these years of running dart leagues, pinball leagues baffle me...
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: vwalbridge on February 03, 2018, 12:47:12 am
The pinball hobby scares me.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on February 03, 2018, 02:31:00 am
      Every machine has its certain charms, and doesn't need to validated by anyone.... Buy what you can afford and play what you like, don't ever give it a second thought.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on February 03, 2018, 08:46:15 am
 Well, no, there's nothing good about the Spy Hunter pin
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on February 03, 2018, 10:10:40 am
I actually kinda liked Spy Hunter.  Nobody else did.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on February 03, 2018, 11:27:04 am
its one of the few tables I couldnt anything to like about.  I almost bought a spyhunter just to convert it to a vpin
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on February 03, 2018, 12:41:25 pm
I went to a pinball league match Tuesday night. It was fun.

Did you play or spectate? All these years of running dart leagues, pinball leagues baffle me...

I played. It was for shits and giggles. I came in second on my 1 game (KISS), then ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- the bed on the next three.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on February 03, 2018, 12:42:22 pm
      Every machine has its certain charms, and doesn't need to validated by anyone.... Buy what you can afford and play what you like, don't ever give it a second thought.

Buy and play what you dig, bro. Buy and play what you dig.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on February 07, 2018, 05:56:47 pm
Deadlifted 315lbs today.  I think that means I could lift most of you now.

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/558357ede4b06e4cfa9a746a/t/5588a344e4b09925a6d9904d/1435018062640/Lima01.jpg)

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Le Chuck on February 07, 2018, 07:26:43 pm
Deadlifted 315lbs today.  I think that means I could lift most of you now.


Fantastic! I'm all about anybody who makes time to worship in the holy house of GAINS!

Been working on my strength and speed both. No big numbers to put up yet, but I am dropping quarter miles in 1:30-1:35.  Lifting is mostly cross functional stuff but starting to work on the ol'V to get ready for summer
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on February 07, 2018, 09:32:22 pm
I started in May last year and was struggling with 80lbs.  So when you start at ground zero, at least thereís a lot of progress.  I aspire to the 1,000 pound club.  Probably take another year.  :embarassed:





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Post by: dkersten on February 08, 2018, 12:16:10 pm
Congrats!

I have recently had body strength on my mind as I have been doing some projects that require some muscle.  In my 20's and 30's I regularly worked with sheets of MDF (100-120 lbs per sheet).  I could grab a sheet, carry it to a saw, and prop it up and rip it without help.  A couple weeks ago I picked up 10 sheets for my theater project and I struggled to even help my son lift them in and out of the truck.  I could barely drag them around the shop let alone pick one up!  And I picked up some 5/8 drywall, and the two sheet stacks are crazy heavy, and even with help I was struggling.  Again in my youth I was tasked with moving an 8 foot high stack of 4x12 5/8 drywall and I moved it all by myself, two sheets at a time.  Today I couldn't even lift one of those sheets without help.  And I am not that old!

The last few times I had to dead lift something over a couple hundred pounds I hurt my back, or shoulder, or some muscle or joint.  Any more the thought of going to lift things on purpose makes me sick to my stomach, I can't even think about going to a gym to lift stuff. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on February 08, 2018, 12:18:00 pm
Had the chance last night to have dinner with my homie Rablack97 (heís in town for a work thing). We picked up a tipsy Jawhn, had some sammiches, then went to Cobra Arcade Bar where I watched Rodney school youngins. Good stuff!!!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180208/304bfb48b7e48d40b706450975190570.jpg)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on February 08, 2018, 12:35:18 pm
I miss his projects, dude needs to make some more Cowboys cabinets.

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Post by: pbj on February 10, 2018, 08:41:43 pm
Standing in the rain, in front of a church, listening to goth music... and playing Pokťmon.

 :lol
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on February 10, 2018, 09:03:03 pm
I miss his projects, dude needs to make some more Cowboys cabinets.

I did the art for that!!!!!!!! His client was a pain in the tookus
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on February 10, 2018, 09:49:46 pm
Itís okay, dude, you can cuss on the Internet.  I wonít tell your dragon lady.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on February 11, 2018, 09:38:25 am
---Bad words, bad words, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when saint censors you?---
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on February 24, 2018, 09:49:17 pm
I present the authors of PhD Comics. This may be the nerdiest thing Iíve ever attended. The title of their book pretty much summarizes their lecture.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on February 28, 2018, 11:15:56 am
Here we watch Garth Brooks ritualistically slaughter modern country music.  80,000 people sing along.

On the other hand, his band was diverse, and his lyrics aren't preachy or chest thumping patriotic....

 :dunno
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: dkersten on February 28, 2018, 01:11:41 pm
Garth puts on a hell of a show.  And he is sort of "the guy" when it comes to modern country music (36 top ten hits since 1989), so it's his to butcher.  :)

He came to Billings (pop 100k) and sold out 5 shows over one weekend (~18k people per show).  I went to the last one, which started at 6:30pm, and he said he would play all night if the audience wanted since he didn't have another show for a few days, and I left at 11pm and heard that he played til 1 am... I gotta give him some respect for that.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on February 28, 2018, 01:18:01 pm
Yeah, I'll hand it to him - it was a very good live show.  Particularly contrasted to that time Toby Keith came out 45 minutes late drunk out of his mind, and slurred his way through a few songs.   :lol



Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on February 28, 2018, 02:32:28 pm
Here we watch Garth Brooks ritualistically slaughter modern country music.  80,000 people sing along.

On the other hand, his band was diverse, and his lyrics aren't preachy or chest thumping patriotic....

 :dunno

Garth Brooks simultaneously revolutionized and ruined modern country music.  Injecting a bit of rock/pop into his sound works, because he's great.  It doesn't for everyone else because they suck.  I like old Garth and I don't like country. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on February 28, 2018, 02:47:28 pm
Iíve seen Garth a few times. Heís a great entertainer.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on March 04, 2018, 07:56:05 pm
This, my friends, is a NOS 4-way WICO joystick. Never been used! And itís mine!
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180305/8367ec3f1e43f7312089b6ecc2a8900a.jpg)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Vigo on March 04, 2018, 08:32:57 pm
 :cheers: Grommet kept out of sunlight I hope.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on March 04, 2018, 09:04:04 pm
Took a mental health trip to the coast.  Thus far itís working.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=366218)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=366216)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on March 04, 2018, 09:07:21 pm
:cheers: Grommet kept out of sunlight I hope.

Itís been an ops warehouse in Cottonwood, Arizona since the Reagan Administration!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 04, 2018, 10:33:12 pm
Heh, I've got a half dozen or so of those around here somewhere.  I keep saying I'll use them for a project, but so far they just sit in the parts bin.  They aren't NOS though.... I pulled them off of old control panels. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Drnick on March 06, 2018, 03:52:54 am
Already booked and paid for in full the annual vacation - 3 weeks of Orlando sunshine in late Sep, early Oct.   Direct flights from the UK, Good hotel on Idrive, Car rental, 2 Bags Hold luggage each. And all for less cost than I was expecting.     
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on March 06, 2018, 11:00:05 am
Already booked and paid for in full the annual vacation - 3 weeks of Orlando sunshine in late Sep, early Oct.   Direct flights from the UK, Good hotel on Idrive, Car rental, 2 Bags Hold luggage each. And all for less cost than I was expecting.     

Sounds like you're gonna need some Groupons.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Drnick on March 06, 2018, 04:20:54 pm
Already booked and paid for in full the annual vacation - 3 weeks of Orlando sunshine in late Sep, early Oct.   Direct flights from the UK, Good hotel on Idrive, Car rental, 2 Bags Hold luggage each. And all for less cost than I was expecting.     

Sounds like you're gonna need some Groupons.

 :cheers:

Almost undoubtedly :) Unless of course they have changed their terms and conditions again.   :laugh2: :laugh2: I'll most likely be in contact sometime in July as most of them only last about 3 months :)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on March 14, 2018, 09:24:50 pm
Im chuffed, the MultiMVS I bought back on December 7th finally showed up.


Its like the 161 in 1 cart except you can change dips, makes your 1 slot into a 3 slot mobo, and its not 40% KOF bootlegs.
I forgot how terrible I am at WindJammers, and how much I love the Dog chasing the Frisbee on the beach mini game
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on March 21, 2018, 04:43:22 pm
Deadlifted 315lbs today.  I think that means I could lift most of you now.

335lbs today. 

You feel the universe crack open when you lift it.

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/558357ede4b06e4cfa9a746a/t/5588a344e4b09925a6d9904d/1435018062640/Lima01.jpg)

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: dkersten on March 21, 2018, 05:41:46 pm
335lbs today. 

You feel the universe crack open when you lift it.

I would feel something else crack open as my intestines exploded through it...
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Le Chuck on March 21, 2018, 07:38:17 pm
Deadlifted 315lbs today.  I think that means I could lift most of you now.

335lbs today. 

You feel the universe crack open when you lift it.

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/558357ede4b06e4cfa9a746a/t/5588a344e4b09925a6d9904d/1435018062640/Lima01.jpg)

Is that maxing or for rep? My back is too important and fuckered up for maxing. Iím repping 225x8 for 4 sets on the regular. My goal for May is to be doing that at 315.

I also abandoned the straight bar long ago. That way lie injuries. Hex bar only for this buckaroo.

My lifting buddy just hit 295 this past week. The universe shivered. His max in Iraq when we were all young dumb and full of *the Holy Spirit* (heís a Chaplain) was 405. But thatís a young mans game, ainít nobody got time for that.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on March 21, 2018, 11:32:58 pm
Straight bar, got it up 4 times.

At 225, I usually do 4 sets of 7 reps. Guy that trained me wasnít fan of single max lifts.  Deadlifts and squats every damn day with that guy.  Now that Iíve sent him back to his home planet Mexico, Iím working more on upper body.  Bench press and bicep curl weights are pathetic.

I know an ex NFL player in his 70s that deadlifts 500lb several times a week.  Keeps my ego in check.

 :cheers:


Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on March 23, 2018, 01:47:04 am
Straight bar, got it up 4 times.

At 225, I usually do 4 sets of 7 reps. Guy that trained me wasnít fan of single max lifts.  Deadlifts and squats every damn day with that guy.  Now that Iíve sent him back to his home planet Mexico, Iím working more on upper body.  Bench press and bicep curl weights are pathetic.

I know an ex NFL player in his 70s that deadlifts 500lb several times a week.  Keeps my ego in check.

 :cheers:

Are you trying to get swol to impress the bitches at ZapCon?
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on March 23, 2018, 02:56:44 am
The only cool way to dance is to keep your hands at your sides and your eyes looking at the ground. Then every three seconds you take a drag from your cigarette.


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Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 26, 2018, 01:40:46 am
Mohawk chick is kinda hot.

Doing a couple of things I haven't gotten around to yet.  I soft-modded the PSP and re-flashed my Saturn's pro action replay.  Still gotta do the Vita and then I'll tackle the problem of my super everdrive and ed64 having funky carts shells and the pro action replay being grey on an all black console.  Hopefully I'll have another burst of energy to get it done as I haven't been too well lately. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on March 26, 2018, 08:36:15 am
Sold my MsPacman with a 96 in 1 kit for $750 , sold my Street Fighter II Pin for 1200 (pulled the custom translight and the color Pin2DMD)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on March 26, 2018, 09:26:19 am
You take them to dinner and a movie first?

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on March 26, 2018, 10:09:47 am
nope, straight to pound town.

Made money on MsPac, lost some on SFII, just wanted them gone.  Up for sale now is my NHL Open Ice/NBA Jam 2 in 1 cab.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on March 26, 2018, 04:02:26 pm
I met with a kitchen planner today. She is going to give me some advice on how to design my new kitchen.
This has me chuffed for multiple reasons.

1. My kitchen is decent sized, but it is walled off from the rest of the house. I am going to knock down two walls and open the kitchen up into the living room.
2. I love demolition work.
3. The new kitchen / living room is going to include a dozen new arcade cabinets (acquired over time), and two gaming tables for board games and card games.
4. My appliances are dated. One oven in my double oven hasn't worked in years. My electric range is all beat up. My refrigerator is too small.

I have a lot of gatherings at my house. This is an improvement I should have done years ago.

April is a chufftastic month for me. I am psyched for Zapcon and the Midwest Gaming Classic.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on March 26, 2018, 04:42:08 pm
Am I the only one that hates open concept kitchens?  Apparently.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on March 26, 2018, 04:57:39 pm
I didn't mind my enclosed kitchen until I started entertaining lots of people regularly. I usually cook for my guests because I enjoy it. My friends end up crowding into the kitchen to talk. Opening up the kitchen will solve that problem for me.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: dkersten on March 26, 2018, 05:01:55 pm
I didn't mind my enclosed kitchen until I started entertaining lots of people regularly. I usually cook for my guests because I enjoy it. My friends end up crowding into the kitchen to talk. Opening up the kitchen will solve that problem for me.
They will just go and find a different closed off room to gather in.. like the laundry room or something. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: thomas_surles on March 26, 2018, 05:26:38 pm
Am I the only one that hates open concept kitchens?  Apparently.
Im with you brother. I rock a nice 4'◊4' kitchen
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 26, 2018, 09:23:24 pm
Yeah I don't get it either.  Stove, Fridge, Sink and a little bit of counter space... that's all you need.  I'd rather have smallish kitchens and bathrooms to leave more room for living rooms... you know, the place where people are actually supposed to be during the day. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on March 26, 2018, 10:48:19 pm
You're supposed to be at work during the day, slave...  :whap :whap
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 26, 2018, 10:58:23 pm
You're supposed to be at work during the day, slave...  :whap :whap

It's a figure of speech man. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on March 26, 2018, 11:52:42 pm
Misanthropic sarcasm, dude...
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on March 27, 2018, 03:14:17 am
Imma just gonna put this right here...

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Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on March 27, 2018, 06:04:40 am
Nice. I played the crap out of that game in the arcade.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on March 27, 2018, 09:19:21 am
Nice. I played the crap out of that game in the arcade.

Me too. Since I started in this hobby in 2010, this is the one game that Iíve always wanted to own. The stars just aligned for me. I also have great friends in this hobby. The Phoenix crew is the best.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on March 27, 2018, 10:01:31 am
Oh god, the death puncher is going to have an aneurysm.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Ian on March 27, 2018, 04:48:29 pm
My friends threw a baby shower for me this past sunday, it was more or less "lets see how drunk we can get Ian." I still feel like ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---... But I got a Color DMD for the Black Rose!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on March 27, 2018, 09:56:53 pm
They added some CPS1 and CPS1.5 games to the Darksoft MultiCPS2

Punisher is perfect, SF2 CE and SF2`Turbo have all the graphics and gameplay from the CPS1 version, but uses Super Turbo sounds (since they lack Q sound audio like the CPS1.5 games)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 02, 2018, 01:30:49 am
Finally designed a hinge for those massive slabs of glass in the world of Nintendo cabinet that works!  Glass is spot-on now with the hinges butting the glass doors directly against the side glass.  I'm still amazed that there isn't a commercial solution out there for a 90 degree butt hinge for glass.  According to my file dates that only took me 6 months.  *grumble grumble*  Anyway it's done so I can finally move on to finish work.  I've got parts printing as we speak. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on April 02, 2018, 01:36:41 am
 ???..... ???..... ???.....You got a pic of this?
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 02, 2018, 12:53:16 pm
A bad one sure (the room isn't wide enough to get a full shot.)  There's also a thread in the console forum. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on April 02, 2018, 03:39:33 pm
   Oh my :o....That quite the elaborate project, cant really see the hinges, but very very cool.... As for beings all chuffed, Jenn is all dancey with excitement , my NEW Playfield, will be here tomorrow!!!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 04, 2018, 12:51:36 am
I may or many not do a build thread, but restoring this has been fun...

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Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on April 04, 2018, 06:03:27 am
If you don't post a build thread I might cry.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on April 04, 2018, 10:07:28 am
I never had enough quarters to git gud on that game in the arcades.  And it plays like ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- with alternative controls.

 :'(
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 04, 2018, 01:13:48 pm
I never had enough quarters to git gud on that game in the arcades.  And it plays like ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- with alternative controls.

 :'(

Agreed, thatís why it was always my goal to get an original one. I love the game but you cannot play it with a regular joystick at all.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 04, 2018, 01:18:46 pm
If you don't post a build thread I might cry.

It doesnít use LED buttons, It doesnít have a dynamic monitor, Itís not running a Pi, and itís not Cuphead related. Iím sure the peanut gallery would be thrilled.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on April 04, 2018, 01:26:50 pm
One of those in working condition popped up on craigslist near me for a crap ton of money. I was still tempted.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 04, 2018, 01:30:02 pm
One of those in working condition popped up on craigslist near me for a crap ton of money. I was still tempted.

Itís a $2000 game now. Keep that in mind if you see one available.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on April 04, 2018, 01:38:14 pm
Yeah. This joker wanted twice that. I wasn't seriously tempted at that price. 2 grand? maybe if it is minty perfect. I haven't spent nearly that much for a game yet.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 04, 2018, 03:27:36 pm
You know, when I got into this hobby you could get cabinets for a little bit of nothing but I was a kid and didn't have any money.  Now anything halfway interesting starts at 1k. 

You need to do a 720 build man.  You also need to get out the calipers.... maybe the joystick spinner can be 3d printed for a halfway decent home version. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Vigo on April 04, 2018, 05:53:21 pm
You know, when I got into this hobby you could get cabinets for a little bit of nothing but I was a kid and didn't have any money.  Now anything halfway interesting starts at 1k. 

Same here. It makes me sad to think about all the deals I passed on years ago. Same goes with PCBs. Back then, If I had known my cabinets better, I could have had a killer collection just by farming out the converted cabs that went for nothing and buying their PCB on ebay.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Le Chuck on April 04, 2018, 08:49:12 pm
If you don't post a build thread I might cry.

It doesnít use LED buttons, It doesnít have a dynamic monitor, Itís not running a Pi, and itís not Cuphead related. Iím sure the peanut gallery would be thrilled.

Saint! I *really* need to be able to start liking comments.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on April 04, 2018, 09:07:08 pm
It doesnít use LED buttons, It doesnít have a dynamic monitor, Itís not running a Pi, and itís not Cuphead related. Iím sure the peanut gallery would be thrilled.

Just make a new account, then if anyone says anything remotely not nice, you can just cry newb and say you were bullied. LeapinLew will be the first on on your side.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: vwalbridge on April 04, 2018, 09:18:14 pm
If you don't post a build thread I might cry.

It doesnít use LED buttons, It doesnít have a dynamic monitor, Itís not running a Pi, and itís not Cuphead related. Iím sure the peanut gallery would be thrilled.

(https://i.imgur.com/4mglNDP.gif)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 04, 2018, 09:52:55 pm
I just calls Ďem like I sees Ďem.

Mike, weíll discuss it over some beers at ZapCon. Iíll show you all the pics on my phone.

Iím actually working on FOUR projects right now. Should have them done by showtime.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 04, 2018, 09:54:43 pm
You know, when I got into this hobby you could get cabinets for a little bit of nothing but I was a kid and didn't have any money.  Now anything halfway interesting starts at 1k. 

Same here. It makes me sad to think about all the deals I passed on years ago. Same goes with PCBs. Back then, If I had known my cabinets better, I could have had a killer collection just by farming out the converted cabs that went for nothing and buying their PCB on ebay.

I remember looking on eBay in the early 2000s and seeing a ďMACROSS PLUS JAMMA PCB!!1!Ē for $50. I didnít know what was so I passed. You could get almost 10 times that amount for it now.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on April 05, 2018, 09:55:02 am
$25 shipped used to be my limit on JAMMA PCBs, and I had a decent collection.  Held onto them a few years, got over the delusions and switched to MAME, and made a decent profit flipping them.  Makes me sick to see what some of them sell for now.   :lol  Pinball's even worse than I could have possibly imagined and I already got in when prices were shooting up.  Couldn't afford to buy my own WCS 94 at today's prices.   :-\

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on April 05, 2018, 09:57:25 am
Yeah. I love pinball and I don't know if I will ever break into that market. It is just too expensive.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Le Chuck on April 05, 2018, 10:01:04 am
Yeah. I love pinball and I don't know if I will ever break into that market. It is just too expensive.

If youíre handy and patient you can rebuild and flip your way up to some pretty decent pins. 800-1k initial investment and repair costs spread over months as hobby expenditures. I usually make 500-1000 on pin flips. Itís amazig what you can do to the price just by making all the lights work. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on April 05, 2018, 10:02:37 am
If youíre handy and patient you can rebuild and flip your way up to some pretty decent pins. 800-1k initial investment and repair costs spread over months as hobby expenditures. I usually make 500-1000 on pin flips. Itís amazig what you can do to the price just by making all the lights work.
Awesome that you'd volunteer to fix my bad wear spot on my T2 when you move to DC. I appreciate it. I'll buy you some beer for your time.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on April 05, 2018, 10:45:15 am
The low hanging fruit repairs have been dried up for a decade here.  I churned a pretty good collection buying dead machines for next to nothing.  Oh well.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on April 05, 2018, 11:44:09 am
OMG, listen to you boys, All like RIP in here.... Firstly, don't forget these games were 3-5K back in the day all NIB, think of the coin /op guy that had to shell that out before inflation went like it did, When $5.00 could buy you 2 gals of gas, a soda, a pack of smokes, and still leave change left over for afternoon games at the local pizza place.....But heres the thing, you CAN still get games, it takes some creative visions to be sure but they are still everywhere, relatively cheap ( And heres a hint, its NOT craigslist) too much competition, cant even get there before its gone.... And caveat emptor, be quite sure of what it is you seek to possess.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on April 05, 2018, 11:48:20 am
Oh, shut it.  I've been hearing that "it's out there, you're just looking in the wrong place!" shtick for almost 20 years.  Thrifty nickle, ebay, craig's list, and countless others I've forgotten are always deemed the 'wrong' place.  Is there a conference where you people teach other all these stupid just-so stories?

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on April 05, 2018, 11:58:03 am
I'm with Jim. The only time I get good deals is when I buy from someone I've dealt with before and have a good rapport with. Occasionally  I'll get a cab from a  friend of a friend that just wanted to get rid of it.  Every time I try to sell something everyone tries to lowball me, both pins and vids. Open Ice was my last "restore" , time to clean house.

I'm down to 5 vids and 3 pins, if things go right, I could be down to 3 and 3 by next week end! I'm a little conflicted on which 2 of the 3 pins I'm going to keep. (Comet, T2, LW3)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: vwalbridge on April 05, 2018, 12:01:52 pm
Oh, shut it.  I've been hearing that "it's out there, you're just looking in the wrong place!" shtick for almost 20 years.  Thrifty nickle, ebay, craig's list, and countless others I've forgotten are always deemed the 'wrong' place.  Is there a conference where you people teach other all these stupid just-so stories?

This ^


Unless you are a jobless person aimlessly driving around town on your cell phone refreshing Criagslist every single day...then there are ZERO deals left in this world.

The competition to score even a "fair price" is so fierce that I have given up imagining that I'll ever get a "deal".

These days... it's hard enough to even find the game you actually want with "cash in hand"....let alone find a deal. LOL

At this point, I've just resigned myself to the fact that I'll be satisfied if I can get anything (literally anything) for less than $700 anymore.

I've realized there are a LOT of hoarders in this hobby....and when you actually convince them to finally let go of their 4th Galaga machine....they are gonna make you pay for it.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 05, 2018, 12:10:21 pm
Deals are out there, but they are like a white rhino so you can't depend on them.  It's why I was amazed with my pick-n-pay hauls last year for console stuff.... some of the deals weren't great, but the fact that I could get ANYTHING for a half decent price was amazing to me.  You've got to keep in mind that I was available on Friday mornings as well.... if I weren't then I wouldn't have found anything as you literally had to be one of the first people through the door at 7 am.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on April 05, 2018, 12:13:59 pm
   Oh please, Jenn just bought a game two weeks ago (8 ball) with a monitor in it even. And it only cost 50.00, (and a 8 gal keg), for the mover boys, to haul it up out the basement for me, Don't know if it even works yet,....And that deal came to me, I don't even go look for them anymore, got Wayyyyyy too many already,..... They are still out there, though, and got to agree with Howard on this. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on April 05, 2018, 12:30:24 pm
Oh, shut it.  I've been hearing that "it's out there, you're just looking in the wrong place!" shtick for almost 20 years.  Thrifty nickle, ebay, craig's list, and countless others I've forgotten are always deemed the 'wrong' place.  Is there a conference where you people teach other all these stupid just-so stories?

This ^


Unless you are a jobless person aimlessly driving around town on your cell phone refreshing Criagslist every single day...then there are ZERO deals left in this world.

The competition to score even a "fair price" is so fierce that I have given up imagining that I'll ever get a "deal".

These days... it's hard enough to even find the game you actually want with "cash in hand"....let alone find a deal. LOL

At this point, I've just resigned myself to the fact that I'll be satisfied if I can get anything (literally anything) for less than $700 anymore.

I've realized there are a LOT of hoarders in this hobby....and when you actually convince them to finally let go of their 4th Galaga machine....they are gonna make you pay for it.

I drug a lot of ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- up from Colorado from CL back in the day. Quite a few freebies... Including a fully working Asteroids. Most I ever paid for a non-pin game from Colorado was $170 for Gorf I won on ebay. Pulled two Skeeball machines from Leadville for $200. Sorry VJ... I took a lot of the low hanging fruit back in the day... Well, not sorry. >:D
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 05, 2018, 12:31:03 pm
Iím sure the masses of frenzied collectors rushing to get that 8 Ball were envious of your haul.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on April 05, 2018, 12:38:29 pm
Iím sure the masses of frenzied collectors rushing to get that 8 Ball were envious of your haul.
   Could be, whos to say, When was the last time you seen one?, Could be it was such a miserable game, they are all but extinct today, and Jenn just bought the last one. ::).....
Oh, shut it.  I've been hearing that "it's out there, you're just looking in the wrong place!" shtick for almost 20 years.  Thrifty nickle, ebay, craig's list, and countless others I've forgotten are always deemed the 'wrong' place.  Is there a conference where you people teach other all these stupid just-so stories?

This ^


Unless you are a jobless person aimlessly driving around town on your cell phone refreshing Criagslist every single day...then there are ZERO deals left in this world.

The competition to score even a "fair price" is so fierce that I have given up imagining that I'll ever get a "deal".

These days... it's hard enough to even find the game you actually want with "cash in hand"....let alone find a deal. LOL

At this point, I've just resigned myself to the fact that I'll be satisfied if I can get anything (literally anything) for less than $700 anymore.

I've realized there are a LOT of hoarders in this hobby....and when you actually convince them to finally let go of their 4th Galaga machine....they are gonna make you pay for it.

I drug a lot of ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- up from Colorado from CL back in the day. Quite a few freebies... Including a fully working Asteroids. Most I ever paid for a non-pin game from Colorado was $170 for Gorf I won on ebay. Pulled two Skeeball machines from Leadville for $200. Sorry VJ... I took a lot of the low hanging fruit back in the day... Well, not sorry. >:D
Jennifer laughs...Such a dork.
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Post by: Malenko on April 05, 2018, 12:48:41 pm
   Oh please, Jenn just bought a game two weeks ago (8 ball) with a monitor in it even. And it only cost 50.00, (and a 8 gal keg), for the mover boys, to haul it up out the basement for me, Don't know if it even works yet,....And that deal came to me, I don't even go look for them anymore, got Wayyyyyy too many already,..... They are still out there, though, and got to agree with Howard on this.

Yeah, so how can we magically get all these great deals? I've gotten some really ---fouled up beyond all recognition--- up cabs and I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty but my last stint in dealing with a new guy had him wanting 800 for a pile of wood that used to be a galaga cab, along with untested board, power supply, and monitor, no controls or coin door/mechs.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on April 05, 2018, 01:07:19 pm
Not to mention Yots, We were talking about finding good deals in the wild, Not pick of the litter premium at  some phoenix vender love fest.... Re, Malenko, What has always worked well for me, Is, knowing how to be a good buyer. folks know what they have, but you don't know what they have access to, (or hidden in the garage) So next time you try to lowball someone think Just think  what would Jennifer do? ::).... And then get out of the way, and start loading the truck.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 05, 2018, 01:09:43 pm
Thereís a big different between ďgood deals on gamesĒ and ďgood deals on games that are actually desirableĒ.

I have a feeling VJ is referring to the later, not the former.

And while Iím at it, ďBela Legosiís DeadĒ by Bauhaus is such a great song.
Title: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 05, 2018, 01:11:23 pm
Not to mention Yots, We were talking about finding good deals in the wild, Not pick of the litter premium at  some phoenix vender love fest.... What has always worked well for me, Is, knowing how to be a good buyer. folks know what they have, but you don't know what they have access to, (or hidden in the garage) So next time you try to lowball someone think.... Just think man.

I got my 720 last week for $0. I donít need your advice on how to deal with people, lady.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on April 05, 2018, 01:17:34 pm
Don't know what a 720 is toad, whats that some dope thing?.... ALL games are desirable, some people would be grateful for a cab, any cab.... And when that dumb game to your upper crust snob, finds a good home Jennifer will see they get what they want.....D/bag.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on April 05, 2018, 01:21:36 pm
Stop huffing glue Jennifer.
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Post by: yotsuya on April 05, 2018, 01:23:37 pm
Don't know what a 720 is toad, whats that some dope thing?.... ALL games are desirable, some people would be grateful for a cab, any cab.... And when that dumb game to your upper crust snob, finds a good home Jennifer will see they get what they want.....D/bag.

Ok, Iím done with you. You just want to hear yourself talk.

You donít know me, you donít know my history, you donít know what I do with restoring games. Iíve saved games from dumpsters. So keep assuming things, lady. Weíre finished here.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on April 05, 2018, 01:26:39 pm
  Do what you want... 
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Post by: Malenko on April 05, 2018, 01:29:53 pm
Re, Malenko, What has always worked well for me, Is, knowing how to be a good buyer. folks know what they have, but you don't know what they have access to, (or hidden in the garage) So next time you try to lowball someone think Just think  what would Jennifer do? ::).... And then get out of the way, and start loading the truck.

---fudgesicle--- you for implying I low ball.  Why don't you roll your candy ass out to Delaware , and show me how its done.  If you consider $800 for a pile of *untested* Galaga parts a deal, well then maybe the reason I'm not getting deals is because I know what a deal is and you don't.
Lets have a litmus test, this a deal to you?:
https://delaware.craigslist.org/vgm/d/area-51-arcade-game/6550145690.html

The landscape is littered with beat up conversion cabs with no monitors for $500+ , LCD powered "custom built" ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- boxes running padnora's boxes for 2 grand, and non working EM pins for 2 arms and half a leg.

720 is a pretty well known skateboarding game with a medium res monitor. Personally, not a fan, but its Yotsie's grail, so good for him. I'd rather have a silkworm and someone to play it with me :)
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Post by: yotsuya on April 05, 2018, 01:30:00 pm
So anyway, Iím almost down with a Hypersports restore Iím doing for a friend of mine. Itís been a fun restore, my buddy John is a good guy.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180405/324972d63560e85f8bb998b457e740e3.jpg)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on April 05, 2018, 01:32:39 pm
So anyway, Iím almost down with a Hypersports restore Iím doing for a friend of mine. Itís been a fun restore, my buddy John is a good guy.

Still love that custom NBA Jam CPO!
Title: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 05, 2018, 01:32:48 pm
Iím also restoring a Dynamo. This one has been a great learning experience in regards to learning how to resurface. It will be making an appearance at ZapCon as Yie-Ar Kung Fu. I have eventual plans for it, though, post-show.

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Post by: Mike A on April 05, 2018, 01:33:26 pm
Is Hyper Sports the one with the trackballs?

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on April 05, 2018, 01:34:47 pm
Iím also restoring a Dynamo. This one has been a great learning experience in regards to learning how to resurface. It will be making an appearance at ZapCon as Yie-Ar Kung Fu. I have eventual plans for it, though, post-show.

FTFY, its Yie-ar Kung Fu
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 05, 2018, 01:34:50 pm
Finally, Iím excited to take this Crazy Kong cabaret and make it special.

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Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 05, 2018, 01:35:23 pm
Iím also restoring a Dynamo. This one has been a great learning experience in regards to learning how to resurface. It will be making an appearance at ZapCon as Yie-Ar Kung Fu. I have eventual plans for it, though, post-show.

FTFY, its Yie-ar Kung Fu

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180405/c042a3e09bfee79bd52e51e74a83ddec.jpg)
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Post by: yotsuya on April 05, 2018, 01:36:00 pm
Is Hyper Sports the one with the trackballs?

Not this one. Itís got buttons, but I think there is a TB version.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on April 05, 2018, 01:45:59 pm
Finally, Iím excited to take this Crazy Kong cabaret and make it special.

So you are going to throw out that heavy CRT and upgrade to a LCD? Sweet.

You should also get rid of that ugly coin door. Maybe you could put a fish tank there.

Of course I am sure the LED buttons are already on the way.

I can't wait to see how this turns out.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on April 05, 2018, 01:50:26 pm
LED T-MOLDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

recut the sides, so it has a giraffe neck too. Make this ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- primo.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 05, 2018, 01:50:51 pm
If we are on the same page, the one with the trackball is tri-sports.  I've got an old tri-sports control panel around here somewhere....

Be sure to make the lcd monitor rotate in the Crazy Kong for some added challenge. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on April 05, 2018, 02:03:47 pm
It definitely needs AimTraks... and a keyboard drawer.

Also make sure it folds up into a dresser.
Title: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 05, 2018, 02:04:43 pm
Crack is wack, people!

I love Crazy King. Moreso than Donkey Kong, in fact. This machine is going to get some love so it looks like a dedicated Cabaret and not the nasty bootleg that it is. I recreated the marquee art to make it fit, for example.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on April 05, 2018, 02:05:36 pm
It definitely needs AimTraks... and a keyboard drawer.

Also make sure it folds up into a dresser.

The aircraft carrier CP will have to turn sideways and slide in if its going to transform into a dresser.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on April 05, 2018, 02:09:19 pm
As long as the outer joysticks are angled in.
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Post by: yotsuya on April 05, 2018, 02:09:28 pm
It definitely needs AimTraks... and a keyboard drawer.

Also make sure it folds up into a dresser.

ďHey Mike, when youíre in town, you wanna come over and play some games on my dresser?Ē
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Post by: Malenko on April 05, 2018, 02:11:29 pm
As long as the outer joysticks are angled in.

He's going to rotate them 90* , 45* is for saps. LEFT IS UP PEOPLE!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on April 05, 2018, 02:14:52 pm

ďHey Mike, when youíre in town, you wanna come over and play some games on my dresser?Ē

You have to buy me dinner first.
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Post by: vwalbridge on April 05, 2018, 02:16:40 pm
(https://media.giphy.com/media/1PgPvWLfXGkCY/giphy.gif)
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Post by: yotsuya on April 05, 2018, 02:19:20 pm
I **do** want to switch out the coin mechs to take Bitcoins....
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Post by: jennifer on April 05, 2018, 02:45:52 pm
Don't know what a 720 is toad, whats that some dope thing?.... ALL games are desirable, some people would be grateful for a cab, any cab.... And when that dumb game to your upper crust snob, finds a good home Jennifer will see they get what they want.....D/bag.

Ok, Iím done with you. You just want to hear yourself talk.

You donít know me, you donít know my history, you donít know what I do with restoring games. Iíve saved games from dumpsters. So keep assuming things, lady. Weíre finished here.
I don't need to know you, or your history, I can see in the pics your tape lines are crooked, your sandpaper was gummed up and left uneven scratch marks, Cabs were not painted grey as an undercoat,(that will leave a grey bullseye someday when it gets scratched or dinged, Digging a cab out of the garbage doesn't automatically give you credibility, that's not even your game (Id be embarrassed as a friend/customer to see that splashed all over on the interwebs) probably spray cans anyway, And little thought to the fact a real restoration will outlive you into the future.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 05, 2018, 02:48:04 pm
I would say the end results of a lot of his projects is what gives him credibility.  I've never seen him finish a project that I didn't like and I hate everything. 
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Post by: yotsuya on April 05, 2018, 02:52:54 pm
Wait until theyíre actually finished!

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Post by: Mike A on April 05, 2018, 02:58:43 pm
I think she like you Yots.
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Post by: yotsuya on April 05, 2018, 03:01:09 pm
I think she like you Yots.

Iím sure I have no idea who youíre talking about.
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Post by: yotsuya on April 05, 2018, 04:26:57 pm
This was fun...

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Iím gonna replace the switcher thatís in there with a Happ branded one.  I also re-drew the panel stickers in illustrator and Iím going to print them up on silver.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 05, 2018, 04:29:52 pm
Thank goodness for Harbor Freight Heat Guns...

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Post by: vwalbridge on April 05, 2018, 04:37:23 pm
Man, I love before and after pictures of PS restorations.  :cheers:

How did you go about cleaning up the PS metal base?
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Post by: Malenko on April 05, 2018, 04:50:04 pm
How did you go about cleaning up the PS metal base?
Guessing a dishwasher, then a can of paint
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Post by: yotsuya on April 05, 2018, 04:51:59 pm
Man, I love before and after pictures of PS restorations.  :cheers:

How did you go about cleaning up the PS metal base?

VJ -

Naval jelly, 80 grit sandpaper, some paint, and a matte clear coat.

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I bought a new line filter and fuse holders, repainted the transformer, and rebuilt the terminal block.
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Post by: yotsuya on April 05, 2018, 04:53:15 pm
How did you go about cleaning up the PS metal base?
Guessing a dishwasher, then a can of paint

Dishwasher? GTFO.

The machine originally came from Northern California. There was plenty of salty sea air corrosion on the metal parts inside.

I also did some cleaning up of the PCB.

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Post by: vwalbridge on April 05, 2018, 04:56:16 pm
Thanks! Naval Jelly...I need to pick some of that up. I have a super rusty Nintendo PCB mounting plate I need to clean up.
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Post by: yotsuya on April 05, 2018, 04:59:24 pm
Thanks! Naval Jelly...I need to pick some of that up. I have a super rusty Nintendo PCB mounting plate I need to clean up.

The jelly helped get rid of the solid rock-like deposits. The sanding cleaned the rest up.
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Post by: Mike A on April 05, 2018, 05:07:00 pm
That's good stuff. I have a few power supplies in need of similar treatment. Thanks.
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Post by: yotsuya on April 05, 2018, 05:09:55 pm
That's good stuff. I have a few power supplies in need of similar treatment. Thanks.

I normally donít spend this much time on a power supply, but a) Iíve never seen one this corroded before and b) it IS my 720 after all. Iím going to do a complete teardown and restoration of this game. Iíve grown to embrace patina, but not on this one. :)
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Post by: Nephasth on April 05, 2018, 06:05:23 pm
Design team signature plaques on the bezel, or GTFO...
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Post by: yotsuya on April 05, 2018, 06:08:50 pm
Design team signature plaques on the bezel, or GTFO...

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Post by: jennifer on April 05, 2018, 07:00:42 pm
I think she like you Yots.
Of course I do, From humble beginnings, to the awesome you see today,....I know what he up against(multiple game on a timeline), I know the frustration of success, I know what hes capable of doing, I know I wont sleep until that last pic comes over the wire and I also know hes not trashing some old game I found, But needing some of Jenns horrible mouth to drive this to the finish line....Yes I would fall on the sword for a friend.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 05, 2018, 09:16:45 pm
You know I've heard meth is bad for you.... just sayin'
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Post by: Le Chuck on April 05, 2018, 10:29:58 pm
Hey howard, I was cruising my FB feed the other day, oh must have been on Sundayish and I saw somebody post a video of their FiFjr build on Carolina Arcade page...all confused to ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- about what the game was doing. Must have been because of Easter ;) I lol'd and thought of you.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 05, 2018, 11:40:34 pm
Hey howard, I was cruising my FB feed the other day, oh must have been on Sundayish and I saw somebody post a video of their FiFjr build on Carolina Arcade page...all confused to ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- about what the game was doing. Must have been because of Easter ;) I lol'd and thought of you.

I saw that too!!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 05, 2018, 11:45:11 pm
Got the black parts of the Dynamo painted. Some of the restoration masters whose advice I respect have taught me to use a dark primer when painting dark colors on the cabinet to really make the dark parts deeper. White paint or a lighter primer tends to poke through.

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Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on April 06, 2018, 12:03:23 am
Christmas lights up year round, a Latino after my heart.

 :cheers:
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Post by: jennifer on April 06, 2018, 12:24:02 am
Never heard the term "restoration masters" before but regardless they were not wrong, Personally I use a clear interlocked and no primer but that's just old habits....Love the lights late into the night, Go Yots Go!  :applaud:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 06, 2018, 01:15:11 am
Hey howard, I was cruising my FB feed the other day, oh must have been on Sundayish and I saw somebody post a video of their FiFjr build on Carolina Arcade page...all confused to ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- about what the game was doing. Must have been because of Easter ;) I lol'd and thought of you.

Listen, I've gotta have my fun too.  Some of my older front-ends used to snow on Christmas and became "possessed"  on Halloween.  Good times. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 06, 2018, 01:31:44 am
Cleaned up some black areas, put the molding on...

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Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 06, 2018, 01:35:16 am
Christmas lights up year round, a Latino after my heart.

 :cheers:

Those ainít Christmas lights, motherscratcher. Theyíre Italian garden lights. With a party bulb I havenít taken down Ďcause I like it.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on April 06, 2018, 11:08:09 am
Whatever you say, amigo.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 06, 2018, 11:16:02 am
Whatever you say, amigo.

Well, if your ass was leaving on a jet plane to Phoenix in two weeks I could SHOW you, but since itís not...
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on April 06, 2018, 12:34:05 pm
We do have a restorations forum, you know. Just sayiní...  >:D
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 07, 2018, 03:57:58 pm
We do have a restorations forum, you know. Just sayiní...  >:D

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Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on April 08, 2018, 07:07:45 pm
Made it home from Minnesota. Both games fit in my minivan. Just barely.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180408/0d0236946a9c79b487623e16a51c9084.jpg)

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Post by: thomas_surles on April 08, 2018, 07:09:54 pm
Made it home from Minnesota. Both games fit in my minivan. Just barely.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180408/0d0236946a9c79b487623e16a51c9084.jpg)

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Nice find. What's on the multicade?
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on April 08, 2018, 07:14:55 pm
Made it home from Minnesota. Both games fit in my minivan. Just barely.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180408/0d0236946a9c79b487623e16a51c9084.jpg)

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Nice find. What's on the multicade?
There is just a Pandora's box in there right now. I want to pick up a Naomi with netdimm.

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Post by: pbj on April 08, 2018, 07:49:36 pm
Do they play Galaga?

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Post by: Mike A on April 08, 2018, 08:07:43 pm
Nobody ever wants to play Galaga at my place. I have it on my MAME machine.
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Post by: Malenko on April 08, 2018, 09:48:43 pm
download the open Pandora project from jammaplus, save yourself a butt ton of money

I pretty much only play MvC2 on my NetDIMM, merp
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 08, 2018, 10:38:35 pm
Made it home from Minnesota. Both games fit in my minivan. Just barely.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180408/0d0236946a9c79b487623e16a51c9084.jpg)

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Nice find. What's on the multicade?
There is just a Pandora's box in there right now. I want to pick up a Naomi with netdimm.

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I have a Naomi with a Netdimm that Iím not using yet. Want to make a multiracer, but not sure if I have the right cables.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 08, 2018, 11:32:13 pm
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Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on April 09, 2018, 08:16:49 am
I have a Naomi with a Netdimm that Iím not using yet. Want to make a multiracer, but not sure if I have the right cables.

All you need is a JVS IO board, I'd suggest the Sega IO , ver 2 or 3.  With a NetDimm that'd get you Crazy Taxi, Jambo Safari, F355,  Faster Than Speed, and Maximum Speed. 18 Wheeler wont work it either has a funny wheel or weird gear pinouts.

If you upgrade your Naomi1 to a Naomi 2, then you can add Initial D 1,2,3 and Club Kart. Though all 4 of those really require the card reader to fully enjoy.
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Post by: yotsuya on April 09, 2018, 09:27:40 am
Donít I need an analog cable? Iím trying to hook it up in my MS Atomiswave setup
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on April 09, 2018, 09:41:19 am
Donít I need an analog cable? Iím trying to hook it up in my MS Atomiswave setup

There are analog pins on the Sega IO, you just feed the pots from the wheel/pedals to those IO pins.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 09, 2018, 09:49:35 am
I have the JAMMA I/O board.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on April 09, 2018, 10:09:18 am
I have the JAMMA I/O board.

Which one? Sega and Capcom both have JVS to JAMMA adapters (as do Namco and others) Both the Sega and Capcom IOs have 20 pin analog connectors.
Maybe that's what you mean by "analog cable"

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 09, 2018, 10:26:13 am
Sega. I need the 20 pin cable, or A 20 pin cable to make one.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on April 11, 2018, 07:19:59 am
Do they play Galaga?

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=366889;image)

this one does.
The Pengo unfortunately does not.
I will fix that. I plan on upgrading the Pengo to a LCD and a Pandoras Box soon.
I also want to build a six player control panel to bolt to the front of it.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on April 11, 2018, 09:14:06 am
Why an LCD? is the monitor broken? Open Pandora outputs 15Hz and can even play console games (@15Hz). Its also kinda neat it'll barn door vertical games
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 11, 2018, 09:17:04 am
Why an LCD? is the monitor broken? Open Pandora outputs 15Hz and can even play console games (@15Hz). Its also kinda neat it'll barn door vertical games

Dude, heís effing with you.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on April 11, 2018, 09:18:44 am
Because LCD's are better. I figure I will mount it horizontally. There aren't any vertical 6 player games. Is 37 buttons per player enough? I know players 3,4,5, and 6 probably only need 26 buttons each so I can save some money there. I will need the extra cash for the power supply required to light up all 189 buttons.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on April 11, 2018, 10:06:23 am
Dude, heís effing with you.
I just wanted to show off my Open Pandora, even if I already sold the cab

Because LCD's are better. I figure I will mount it horizontally. There aren't any vertical 6 player games. Is 37 buttons per player enough? I know players 3,4,5, and 6 probably only need 26 buttons each so I can save some money there. I will need the extra cash for the power supply required to light up all 189 buttons.
No fishtank? go pound sand you ---smurfing--- pleb.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on April 11, 2018, 10:17:32 am
Dude, heís effing with you.
I just wanted to show off my Open Pandora, even if I already sold the cab

Because LCD's are better. I figure I will mount it horizontally. There aren't any vertical 6 player games. Is 37 buttons per player enough? I know players 3,4,5, and 6 probably only need 26 buttons each so I can save some money there. I will need the extra cash for the power supply required to light up all 189 buttons.
No fishtank? go pound sand you ---smurfing--- pleb.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180408/0d0236946a9c79b487623e16a51c9084.jpg)

What do you think this is? Amateur hour? My 150 gallon fish tank is on the right edge of this picture. I have 4 adult koi. It is going to be a tight fit, but I think I can make it work. I didn't think I had to mention the fish tank. It is just assumed in a standard arcade build.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on April 11, 2018, 10:56:43 am
I thought you were all about INNOVATION a fish tank in a cab some "been there done that" entry level rookie ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---. I thought you were going to have fishtanks in both cabs, and some sort of tube for the fish to swim back and forth between the candy and the pengo, LED lit of course!


With that out of the way, I really like the OK baby cabs and would love to own one.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on April 11, 2018, 11:02:32 am
Yeah. It is a pretty cool machine. The monitor is enormous.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 11, 2018, 11:37:02 pm
I didn't realize the Pandora's boxes would output 15khz.... cool beans.  They keep lowering the price on those all-in-one control panels and I'll end up being one of those idgits that "just buys it".  Kind of sucks that our hobby has morphed into a marketable product. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on April 11, 2018, 11:48:47 pm
Kind of sucks that our hobby has morphed into a marketable product.

Everything about this hobby is a marketable product... Joysticks, buttons, random ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- nobody really needs. Hell, the ---smurfing--- games were made as marketable products... Consumerism...
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 12, 2018, 12:15:49 am
No man that's not what I'm talking about.  When I first got into this hobby the closest thing to a consumer level product were keyboard encoders like the i-pac and they had just came out.  If you wanted a mame/emulation setup you either converted a cab or built one and you would get zero help from the industry.  So it was a hobby... building the cabinet and setting it up was the hobby.  Now there are commercial front-ends, patreon funded emulators, ready made arcade sticks and now stuff like Pandora where you essentially just buy a turn-key mame setup.

It's at a point to where it isn't necessarily cost-effective to even bother doing things from scratch anymore.  So there isn't much hobby left in the hobby.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on April 12, 2018, 09:46:53 am
So you're pissed at people with vision, like RandyT and Haruman, who've turned their hobby into a source of income.

That's when the hobby has come full circle for an individual... They found something they enjoy doing... Then they found a way to make money doing it.... CRUCIFY THEM!!!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on April 12, 2018, 10:50:49 am
No man that's not what I'm talking about.  When I first got into this hobby the closest thing to a consumer level product were keyboard encoders like the i-pac and they had just came out.  If you wanted a mame/emulation setup you either converted a cab or built one and you would get zero help from the industry.  So it was a hobby... building the cabinet and setting it up was the hobby.  Now there are commercial front-ends, patreon funded emulators, ready made arcade sticks and now stuff like Pandora where you essentially just buy a turn-key mame setup.

It's at a point to where it isn't necessarily cost-effective to even bother doing things from scratch anymore.  So there isn't much hobby left in the hobby.
That is all about crazy.....Just because someone makes someting doesn't mean it's over, You can still do it to,That and all that prefab attracts a whole new crowd.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 12, 2018, 01:18:07 pm
So you're pissed at people with vision, like RandyT and Haruman, who've turned their hobby into a source of income.

That's when the hobby has come full circle for an individual... They found something they enjoy doing... Then they found a way to make money doing it.... CRUCIFY THEM!!!

No I didn't say that, quite putting words into my mouth.  Maybe you should quit while you are ahead before I get angry.  I don't know what problem you've been having with me lately, but suck it up and move on. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on April 12, 2018, 01:58:30 pm
Maybe you should quit while you are ahead before I get angry.

Wouldn't I like you when you're angry? :duckhunt

Now go back and read all your posts in whatever ---smurfing--- tone you use to read mine... Then decide if you might have a problem you need to get over.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on April 12, 2018, 02:47:21 pm
I kinda get what H_C is saying, my standpoint is that now-a-days it's gotten much more commercialized than when I started in the hobby.  But the thing is, there was always a present marketable angle to this hobby. Without it the hobby wouldn't have progressed.  Guys like Andy (Ultimarc), Randy(GroovyGameGear), even John/Saint has benefited from marketing this hobby, and vendors have been supplying solutions for getting our projects completed for a long time now. Mind, they're not all-in-one solutions like we have now, but the point is there was always a commercial/marketable side to this hobby. It's just more prevalent and larger scoped these days due to more and more people getting into the scene. To say that this is a new thing is naive.

Using those all-in-one solutions for eliminating the software setup of things is a trade-up. Building your own PC based emulation rig is still the best option out of all these solutions. PC set-ups still have the best compatibility, emulation options, and less lag and display problems than what you can get in a pandora box, for example.  Yes, these Pandora boxes can output arcade resolutions, but the emulation is sub-par.  The video modes are not accurate, especially in CPS2/3 (image cropping persists), have weird filters applied, and any vertical game being crunched down and forced to be displayed in horizontal orientation looks really bad. Not to mention the shearing and inaccurate video timings. Even input lag is bad on these emulation devices.

Re: the lack of "hobby" in the hobby H_C was getting at, I think he's just focused on the interfacing with emulation, where I think it's worse than just these all-in-one solutions. It relates to what a lot of the older members here have been saying, there's a lack of innovation in projects these days.  There are a bunch of factors that have contributed to this, but I mainly blame the pre-cut CNC kits that are available today (sorry Lee, I still <3 you though!) and not these all-in-one boards like the Pandora's box, or the 60in1's.
Gone are the days where you'd see new designs being made on a frequent basis. I would say maybe a year before I joined, around 2007 to about 2010 was the sweet spot for innovated, new projects that were progressing the hobby with fresh ideas and solutions. Great themed cabinets were being made then, with  unique shapes, interesting control solutions, and real DIY problem solving. Now-a-days you have a very small handful of people still doing this, but for the most part your average joe-shmo just getting into the hobby now is going to just buy a pre-built cabinet kit, slap on some "photochopped" mismatched artwork on it, fit an all-in-one software solution into them and be happy with that. Either that or they just copy that ---fracking--- Flynn cabinet, which is propagating that poorly designed CP every single time. 

The hobby has definitely become "vanilla", but the problem isn't really the marketable/commercialization of it, the problem is the hobbyists are a different breed/age-group now.  People are lazier these days, or fearful of failure that they take the easy short-cuts to get a functional cabinet put together. Or they lack vision or the experience of the old arcade days  (I'm looking at you, millennial trendsters). It's like the hobby lost it's edge. There is no real pre-thought put into their themes, or any forethought on where they see their projects sitting 10+ years from now.

Honestly I just want the unique designs, cabinet shapes and themes to come back. Something that as a whole is cohesive and complete. Not these samey half-assed pre-cut cabinets and bartops we keep seeing posted these days. Whenever I see those projects threads I can't help but think "why even bother posting a thread for this?".
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 13, 2018, 01:11:29 am
I kinda get what H_C is saying, my standpoint is that now-a-days it's gotten much more commercialized than when I started in the hobby.  But the thing is, there was always a present marketable angle to this hobby. Without it the hobby wouldn't have progressed.  Guys like Andy (Ultimarc), Randy(GroovyGameGear), even John/Saint has benefited from marketing this hobby, and vendors have been supplying solutions for getting our projects completed for a long time now. Mind, they're not all-in-one solutions like we have now, but the point is there was always a commercial/marketable side to this hobby. It's just more prevalent and larger scoped these days due to more and more people getting into the scene. To say that this is a new thing is naive.

Using those all-in-one solutions for eliminating the software setup of things is a trade-up. Building your own PC based emulation rig is still the best option out of all these solutions. PC set-ups still have the best compatibility, emulation options, and less lag and display problems than what you can get in a pandora box, for example.  Yes, these Pandora boxes can output arcade resolutions, but the emulation is sub-par.  The video modes are not accurate, especially in CPS2/3 (image cropping persists), have weird filters applied, and any vertical game being crunched down and forced to be displayed in horizontal orientation looks really bad. Not to mention the shearing and inaccurate video timings. Even input lag is bad on these emulation devices.

Re: the lack of "hobby" in the hobby H_C was getting at, I think he's just focused on the interfacing with emulation, where I think it's worse than just these all-in-one solutions. It relates to what a lot of the older members here have been saying, there's a lack of innovation in projects these days.  There are a bunch of factors that have contributed to this, but I mainly blame the pre-cut CNC kits that are available today (sorry Lee, I still <3 you though!) and not these all-in-one boards like the Pandora's box, or the 60in1's.
Gone are the days where you'd see new designs being made on a frequent basis. I would say maybe a year before I joined, around 2007 to about 2010 was the sweet spot for innovated, new projects that were progressing the hobby with fresh ideas and solutions. Great themed cabinets were being made then, with  unique shapes, interesting control solutions, and real DIY problem solving. Now-a-days you have a very small handful of people still doing this, but for the most part your average joe-shmo just getting into the hobby now is going to just buy a pre-built cabinet kit, slap on some "photochopped" mismatched artwork on it, fit an all-in-one software solution into them and be happy with that. Either that or they just copy that ---fracking--- Flynn cabinet, which is propagating that poorly designed CP every single time. 

The hobby has definitely become "vanilla", but the problem isn't really the marketable/commercialization of it, the problem is the hobbyists are a different breed/age-group now.  People are lazier these days, or fearful of failure that they take the easy short-cuts to get a functional cabinet put together. Or they lack vision or the experience of the old arcade days  (I'm looking at you, millennial trendsters). It's like the hobby lost it's edge. There is no real pre-thought put into their themes, or any forethought on where they see their projects sitting 10+ years from now.

Honestly I just want the unique designs, cabinet shapes and themes to come back. Something that as a whole is cohesive and complete. Not these samey half-assed pre-cut cabinets and bartops we keep seeing posted these days. Whenever I see those projects threads I can't help but think "why even bother posting a thread for this?".

^^This guy gets it.^^ 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: dkersten on April 13, 2018, 10:20:04 am
Sooner or later every hobby has the "easy button" for people who just want to dip their toes.  I can't think of a hobby I have enjoyed over the years that doesn't have a cheap and easy (and low quality) option, whether it has to do with someone trying to take advantage by selling a cheap starter package or someone trying to come up with a cheap finished product so a consumer can skip the "build" part and go right to the "play" part. 

Back to the chuff, a couple pics of my latest hobby project.  This one is not some out of the box commercialized version...

Enterprise level network: Check
Whole House Audio system: Check
Standalone Plex Server: Check
UPS backups: Check
21,000 watts of power for the theater: Check
Things are starting to come together...
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=366960;image)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=366962;image)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=366958;image)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on April 19, 2018, 10:03:51 am
My UPS rep brought donuts to my office today.

I challenge anyone to top the chuffiness of free, fresh, local bakery donuts in the morning.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 19, 2018, 10:15:30 am
My UPS rep brought donuts to my office today.

I challenge anyone to top the chuffiness of free, fresh, local bakery donuts in the morning.

Make sure you hork some to bring in your carry-on...
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on April 19, 2018, 10:31:37 am
If I knew he was coming I would have told him to bring an extra half dozen to stuff in my bag.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on April 19, 2018, 10:48:55 am
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=367032;image)

The bakery is two door down in the direction of the big arrow. One door after that is where my son takes drum lessons.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on April 19, 2018, 10:58:55 am
One thing I truly miss about San Antonio is nobody played around and brought donuts to work.  Breakfast tacos or GTFO.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on April 19, 2018, 12:14:47 pm
My UPS rep brought donuts to my office today.

I challenge anyone to top the chuffiness of free, fresh, local bakery donuts in the morning.
I got you beat.
Every Friday we get donuts in the morning, then beer at 5pm (usually a choice of 3 beers). Itís part of the perks of working at a game studio. Stay in school, and work hard to follow your dreams, kids.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on April 19, 2018, 12:20:54 pm
My UPS rep brought donuts to my office today.

I challenge anyone to top the chuffiness of free, fresh, local bakery donuts in the morning.
I got you beat.
Every Friday we get donuts in the morning, then beer at 5pm (usually a choice of 3 beers). Itís part of the perks of working at a game studio. Stay in school, and work hard to follow your dreams, kids.

You suck.

I am part owner of the company. I would have to buy them for myself.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on April 19, 2018, 12:26:52 pm
I met an *actual* Dupont today. He was actually a pretty great guy, or fakes it well.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 19, 2018, 01:00:16 pm
I met an *actual* Dupont today. He was actually a pretty great guy, or fakes it well.
Did he ask you if you wanted to wrestle?
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on April 19, 2018, 01:50:47 pm
My UPS rep brought donuts to my office today.

I challenge anyone to top the chuffiness of free, fresh, local bakery donuts in the morning.
I got you beat.
Every Friday we get donuts in the morning, then beer at 5pm (usually a choice of 3 beers). Itís part of the perks of working at a game studio. Stay in school, and work hard to follow your dreams, kids.

You suck.

I am part owner of the company. I would have to buy them for myself.
Well if you're part-owner, then I'd say you win this round.  I'd love to be an owner of a company, preferably a game studio.  Being your own boss, that's the American dream right?
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on April 19, 2018, 02:05:33 pm
The hours suck, but the pay is good. You can't beat the job security if the company is healthy. When I wake up in the morning I know my job is going to be there. That is worth a lot.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on April 19, 2018, 02:41:31 pm
My UPS rep brought donuts to my office today.

I challenge anyone to top the chuffiness of free, fresh, local bakery donuts in the morning.
I got you beat.
Every Friday we get donuts in the morning, then beer at 5pm (usually a choice of 3 beers). Itís part of the perks of working at a game studio. Stay in school, and work hard to follow your dreams, kids.

You suck.

I am part owner of the company. I would have to buy them for myself.
Well if you're part-owner, then I'd say you win this round.  I'd love to be an owner of a company, preferably a game studio.  Being your own boss, that's the American dream right?

You'll end up in a van. Down by the river. Just like me.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on April 19, 2018, 02:45:47 pm
Every Friday we get donuts in the morning, then beer at 5pm (usually a choice of 3 beers). It’s part of the perks of working at a game studio. Stay in school, and work hard to follow your dreams, kids.

Do they pay you for that time you spend drinking beer?  Do you manage to actually talk about something besides work while you stand there with coworkers?

So, congrats, you probably gave away $200 worth of your time for $20 worth of beer.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on April 19, 2018, 02:54:17 pm
Every Friday we get donuts in the morning, then beer at 5pm (usually a choice of 3 beers). Itís part of the perks of working at a game studio. Stay in school, and work hard to follow your dreams, kids.

Do they pay you for that time you spend drinking beer?  Do you manage to actually talk about something besides work while you stand there with coworkers?

So, congrats, you probably gave away $200 worth of your time for $20 worth of beer.

 :cheers:
It's salary, bro. So yes, they pay me for drinking beer during that time, and yes we try to talk about something other than work (but being a company of gaming geeks, we mainly talk about games we played, or movies/tv we watch, nerd stuff etc...)

They also pay me for getting in "around" 10am, and leaving "around" 5pm, while taking sometimes 2 hour lunch which is also paid time.  Basically, in the games industry, completed tasks > time spent. Which is why sometimes you hear stories of game devs putting in a lot of OT when it's crunch-time for delivery dates.

I didn't choose this career so I can punch a clock.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on April 19, 2018, 03:31:04 pm
My UPS rep brought donuts to my office today.

I challenge anyone to top the chuffiness of free, fresh, local bakery donuts in the morning.
I got you beat.
Every Friday we get donuts in the morning, then beer at 5pm (usually a choice of 3 beers). Itís part of the perks of working at a game studio. Stay in school, and work hard to follow your dreams, kids.

You suck.

I am part owner of the company. I would have to buy them for myself.
Well if you're part-owner, then I'd say you win this round.  I'd love to be an owner of a company, preferably a game studio.  Being your own boss, that's the American dream right?

You'll end up in a van. Down by the river. Just like me.

Yours is all by choice, brof.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on April 19, 2018, 04:02:22 pm
I didn't choose this career so I can punch a clock.

If it works for you, I'm happy for you.  Some of us would rather spend leisure time with friends and family.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on April 19, 2018, 04:24:18 pm
I didn't choose this career so I can punch a clock.

If it works for you, I'm happy for you.  Some of us would rather spend leisure time with friends and family.

 :cheers:
Or some people might use that time to dive into dumpsters. Whatever floats your boat.

But thanks, James, even if that statement comes with condescension.

Donít get me wrong, I do spend my leisure time with friends and family, but I also see the value is spending an hour with co-workers in a social capacity to help build team relationships and foster a healthy work culture. Beers attached is a good incentive as well.

People that donít work in a team atmosphere might not understand this.

And the OT at the company Iím at is very seldom, but it does happen. Itís all part of software development, there are some things you just canít plan for.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on April 19, 2018, 04:26:09 pm
I'm teasing you, but I have a strong aversion to drinking around coworkers.  It's just better for everyone involved if I don't have any truth serum in me.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on April 19, 2018, 04:33:22 pm
Lol I wish you were coming to Zapcon. Iíd enjoy kicking back a few with ya.  :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on April 19, 2018, 04:49:28 pm
Yep, me, too.   :'(
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on April 21, 2018, 12:32:04 am
Zapcon consolation prize.... VIP (lol) ticket to an industrial concert..

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=367060)

Then I get a text from my discount butcher shop.  $1/lb for chicken wings, pre cut, no tips... so I drive like a bat out of hell.  I got one of the last six cases... they sold 7,500 pounds.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=367058)

Then a bunch of parts show up.  Alien Poker drop targets working and I replaced a couple blown mosfets.  That game is 100% for the first time in awhile...

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Laythe on April 21, 2018, 02:30:16 am
I am chuffed to be at freakin Zapcon.    8)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on May 04, 2018, 07:37:21 pm
Youíll never guess whoís wife is out of town.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on May 04, 2018, 08:02:52 pm
Youíll never guess whoís wife is out of town.

 :cheers:

If that true, this should be you...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180505/de59a9c586ecfd23a5e930b7733e6547.jpg)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on May 04, 2018, 08:14:30 pm
That's, uh, spot on.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on May 04, 2018, 09:32:05 pm
Wings and homemade hooch...sounds like my kinda weekend. :D
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on May 05, 2018, 01:23:22 am
Nice.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on May 05, 2018, 02:08:09 am
Finished up Fractured But Whole, which surprisingly was a very good RPG.  Took me about 28 hours to complete. 

Wings were freaking amazing. Marinated in Italian dressing.  Dredged in flour mixed with slap ya mama white pepper blend.  Fried.  Put in oven at 250 for a bit just to make sure, and then tossed in butter and Louisiana hot sauce.  The face of God was touched tonight.

 :cheers:
Title: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on May 05, 2018, 10:48:28 am
Sweet! Let us know if you get diar- dyarr- dieahre- the shits.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on May 05, 2018, 11:20:19 pm
No more than usual. 

Apparently it was national home brew day or some BS.  Crashed two shops and ate free food and drank free beer.  Then off to an actual brewery arcade for a bit.  I played Rampage, Simpsonís, Duck Hunt, and 720.

 Then off for tacos and texting pictures of them to all the Hispanics in my address book.  I love the Hispanics.

Parts arrived, so I whipped out the shop vac desoldering iron.  Iíve replaced every component associated with a row of lights on my Firepower and no change.   :-\ I did get a nonfunctional column working which was nice but not so gameplay essential.

Second batch of wings toasting in the oven.

Tomorrow for Sober Sunday Iím going to attempt building and getting a cabinet functional in 1 day.

 :cheers:

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on May 05, 2018, 11:54:57 pm
Tomorrow for Sober Sunday ...

What a terrible day that is.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on May 06, 2018, 12:12:35 am
I personally know two men that sawed off fingers cutting boards while having a beer.  Iíve already spent an Easter having metal scraped out of my eye.  Donít mess around with power tools, son.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on May 06, 2018, 01:03:10 am
Eff you Napoleon III.
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Post by: Nephasth on May 06, 2018, 09:58:27 am
I personally know two men that sawed off fingers cutting boards while having a beer.  Iíve already spent an Easter having metal scraped out of my eye.  Donít mess around with power tools, son.

I know several idiots as well. But don't waste the day, you can be sober when you're dead! :cheers:
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Post by: pbj on May 06, 2018, 12:20:58 pm
Thanks for chiming in, Satan.

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Post by: Vigo on May 06, 2018, 07:06:39 pm
Chuff: On a flight right now to a pretty amazing buainess trip. My boss, coworker and I are flying to San Diego to receive an international business award. Will be seeing President Obama tomorrow then going to a reception on a big ass yacht.

Full disclosure, I did very little to deserve this.  :lol
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Post by: pbj on May 06, 2018, 10:15:46 pm
Damn, son.



Well, didnít end up building a cabinet, but I did swap two E Stiks that I have hated for 12 years with some cheap chinese junk.  Gotta love China... $15 for a joystick, or $18 for the joystick, buttons, and encoder.  Delivered on a Sunday by Amazon.  And theyíre still way better than those damn E Stiks.

First time I ever used threaded inserts, too.  Man.... everything else Iíve done feels amateurish now.



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Post by: Nephasth on May 06, 2018, 10:53:29 pm
Machined threads... so nice.
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Post by: pbj on May 07, 2018, 12:41:17 am
This thing is so damned ridiculous.  Cycles colors.  Even made a dust washer that works with a wooden panel.  Took three attempts but ultimately the trick was to get the cut started with a hole saw, used a step bit to widen the central hole, then finish it off with the hole saw.

 :cheers:
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Post by: yotsuya on May 07, 2018, 01:20:58 am
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180507/441412196ca399633829a0d35f6e75d9.jpg)

720 primered, Bondoíd, sanded smooth, and ready for the paint. Soon!
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Post by: Mike A on May 07, 2018, 10:18:17 am
This is going to be awesome.
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Post by: pbj on May 07, 2018, 11:14:47 pm
Played some 720 on Saturday.  Not nearly as hard as I remember it being.  Actually managed a few events....

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Post by: Drnick on May 08, 2018, 08:05:16 pm
Today I feel good,  I have successfully completed 20 Years of Married Life and still want to spend time with my wife. Now if only I could stop her spending all my money I may be able to start saving for a renewal ceremony in 5 years time when we get to Silver wedding anniversary and turn 50 in the same 4 week period.  Woot, Looking forward to that party :)

Oh and I finally got the Garden finished, I'll never have to mow again :)
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Post by: jennifer on May 08, 2018, 11:34:33 pm
Jennifer gets a new Tron machine today....Bought sight unseen over the phone non-the-less, You C/list guys are doing it all wrong. 8)
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Post by: Nephasth on May 09, 2018, 01:25:18 am
Jennifer gets a new Tron machine today....

Burn that mother ---smurf--- to the ground! ---fudgesicle--- Tron.
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Post by: jennifer on May 09, 2018, 01:34:51 am
Somebody doesn't like Tron :o, Im guessing it because they weigh as much as a station wagon and ALWAYS have to go up the stairs, (this one apparently even hasn't seen daylight for overr 25 years)....Guess its the wrong time to mention Jenn has 2 more around here someplace
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Post by: yotsuya on May 09, 2018, 09:17:17 am
Somebody doesn't like Tron :o, Im guessing it because they weigh as much as a station wagon and ALWAYS have to go up the stairs, (this one apparently even hasn't seen daylight for overr 25 years)....Guess its the wrong time to mention Jenn has 2 more around here someplace

I like Tron. Post pics!
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Post by: dkersten on May 09, 2018, 10:48:02 am
Today I feel good,  I have successfully completed 20 Years of Married Life and still want to spend time with my wife. Now if only I could stop her spending all my money I may be able to start saving for a renewal ceremony in 5 years time when we get to Silver wedding anniversary and turn 50 in the same 4 week period.  Woot, Looking forward to that party :)

Oh and I finally got the Garden finished, I'll never have to mow again :)
Congratulations!  Marriage is difficult, although I imagine it is easier when you actually like your wife...
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Post by: Drnick on May 09, 2018, 04:26:23 pm
Congratulations!  Marriage is difficult, although I imagine it is easier when you actually like your wife...

Indeed it definitely helps, I'm going to be honest and it isn't quite what I signed up for, but I've always been open to new challenges in life  :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:
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Post by: Mike A on May 09, 2018, 04:32:33 pm
Congratulations on 20 years.
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Post by: pbj on May 11, 2018, 05:37:25 pm
And hereís the newly minted Dr. PBJ, sheís a neuroscientist.

 :cheers:

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Post by: nexusmtz on May 11, 2018, 07:23:05 pm
And hereís the newly minted Dr. PBJ, sheís a neuroscientist.
Congrats! Another example of how caps improve PBJ's life  :applaud:
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Post by: Mike A on May 11, 2018, 09:06:50 pm
And hereís the newly minted Dr. PBJ, sheís a neuroscientist.

 :cheers:
That is a hell of an accomplishment. Congratulations.
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Post by: Malenko on May 11, 2018, 09:21:15 pm
And hereís the newly minted Dr. PBJ, sheís a neuroscientist.

 :cheers:

Congrats to her! Did you borrow Haruman's old potato cam for the photo-op?
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Post by: JudgeRob on May 11, 2018, 11:49:36 pm
Dang, congrats pbj, that's awesome! 

My 8-year-old just won the second grade poem recital today.  Best believe there's a trophy, ribbon and certificate for that!  :laugh:
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Post by: JDFan on May 12, 2018, 12:20:42 am
Dang, congrats pbj, that's awesome! 

My 8-year-old just won the second grade poem recital today.  Best believe there's a trophy, ribbon and certificate for that!  :laugh:

But is the trophy, ribbon and cert any bigger/better than the participation trophies the rest of the class got ?  :laugh2:
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Post by: jennifer on May 13, 2018, 02:23:36 pm
Somebody doesn't like Tron :o, Im guessing it because they weigh as much as a station wagon and ALWAYS have to go up the stairs, (this one apparently even hasn't seen daylight for overr 25 years)....Guess its the wrong time to mention Jenn has 2 more around here someplace

I like Tron. Post pics!
This showed up to be me new friend,  8)
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Post by: yotsuya on May 13, 2018, 02:48:39 pm
Looks to be in great shape!
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Post by: jdbailey1206 on May 14, 2018, 11:47:04 am
My mom had a pulmonary embolism two weeks ago.  Not chuffy.  The fact I get to spend another Mothers Day with her is chufftastic.  Scared the living ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- out of me when it happened.
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Post by: Mike A on May 14, 2018, 12:09:38 pm
I hope your mom's recovery is going well.
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Post by: jdbailey1206 on May 14, 2018, 01:31:48 pm
I hope your mom's recovery is going well.

She is Mike.  Thank you.  She was a CCU nurse for years so when she had shortness of breath she knew something was wrong.  Her and dad went to the emergency room right away.  She had a saddle pulmonary embolism (blockage) which straddles the pulmonary trunk that goes into the heart.  It only occurs in 2.6% of all pulmonary embolisms but it can be fatal if not caught.  They put blood thinners through a drip line right onto the blockage for the first 3 days in the ICU then once it broke up she was released and placed on oral blood thinners.  It was scary couple of days.
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Post by: yotsuya on May 16, 2018, 02:07:55 am
Fixed a non-working bumper on my cocktail pin. Great learning experience.

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Post by: opt2not on May 16, 2018, 02:32:45 am
There ya go! When I had my Baby Pac I learned a lot from working on the pinball portion of the game. It made me appreciate the work in maintaining pins.
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Post by: yotsuya on May 16, 2018, 01:09:39 pm
Yeah, it was a bad transistor. The funny thing is that the schematics were also wrong as well. By the power of Greyskull (and deduction), I swapped out the correct one and fixed the issue. The bumper used to just chime but not bump, but now it flings the ball back to you at great speed, making for a better game.
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Post by: pbj on May 16, 2018, 01:33:13 pm
I always thought it was kind of nutty that pop bumpers were designed not to fire unless told to do so by the game logic.  Seems like it would be better to have them work and not score versus doing nothing because a drive transistor is blown.  All it would take is two switches.  Oh well.



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Post by: yotsuya on May 16, 2018, 02:30:32 pm
Question for Jimbo, Jenni, and any other pinheads....

If I wanted to mod my pin to play sounds when an action happens, I know I can get boards to do so. If Iím going to tap into the play field switches, should I use diodes to prevent any crosses signals? Donít want to fry something.
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Post by: pbj on May 16, 2018, 02:39:21 pm
I would use a diode between the switch and your sound device (blocking signals from your sound board from getting to your machine).

Other option is to simply add another switch.

I've toyed around with this idea and was never happy with the results.  What's your idea?

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Post by: yotsuya on May 16, 2018, 03:06:09 pm
The Roy Clark pin has chimes and stuff, which are cool, but I want to add some sounds to spice it up. Olí Roy is a great guitar player, and I thought it would be cool to add sound to things like coin up, game start, and some of the targets.
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Post by: Vigo on May 16, 2018, 03:53:08 pm
The Roy Clark pin has chimes and stuff, which are cool, but I want to add some sounds to spice it up. Olí Roy is a great guitar player, and I thought it would be cool to add sound to things like coin up, game start, and some of the targets.

Too bad it doesn't award free games, you could cue it up to play "If I had to do it all over again"
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Post by: pbj on May 16, 2018, 04:42:22 pm
The Roy Clark pin has chimes and stuff, which are cool, but I want to add some sounds to spice it up. Olí Roy is a great guitar player, and I thought it would be cool to add sound to things like coin up, game start, and some of the targets.

So, the problem you'll run into is that the game frequently doesn't do much during those events.  For game start - how are you going to detect that?  Every time someone pushes the start button?  Well, that's going to cause problems when people press it mid-game, or press it several times in a row, or press it when there's no credits on the game.

Sometimes games have lights that only come on at certain times.  You can use an optoisolator to drive a switch with those lights... but that's going to cause chaos if those lights do anything during attract mode.  You could get around that by using the flipper enable relay to turn your sound board off and on, but now you're getting complicated.

Frankly, the only solutions I've seen that work have either replaced the chimes with a sound board (Gott Sys 1, the aftermarket PinTone boards) or it's basically been a computer that sits between the MPU and the sound board and intercepts the sound cues.  Another option, if you just want beeps and bloops, is to use a Williams sound board and ground out the individual pins on the chips with various switch inputs.

Anyway, buy one of these and get to work, bro:

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13660 (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13660)

 :cheers:




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Post by: PL1 on May 16, 2018, 05:29:49 pm
. . . or you can save a few bucks by using one of these options.
Adafruit makes several no programming sound FX boards.
https://www.adafruit.com/search?q=audio+FX (https://www.adafruit.com/search?q=audio+FX)

These two look rather promising.

Adafruit Audio FX Sound Board - WAV/OGG Trigger with 16MB Flash - here (https://www.adafruit.com/products/2220)
(https://cdn-shop.adafruit.com/970x728/2220-01.jpg)

Adafruit Audio FX Sound Board - WAV/OGG Trigger with 2MB Flash - here (https://www.adafruit.com/products/2133)
(https://cdn-shop.adafruit.com/970x728/2133-00.jpg)

The boards have momentary/looping/latching/random/sequential playback options set by filename.  Brilliant!   :applaud:


Scott
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Post by: pbj on May 16, 2018, 05:32:24 pm
"it does not have polyphonic ability"

= NOPE

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Post by: PL1 on May 16, 2018, 05:46:37 pm
"it does not have polyphonic ability"

= NOPE
Paying twice as much so you don't have to convert MP3 files to WAV or OGG format . . .   :dizzy:

Who are you and what did you do to our beloved cheapskate James?   :lol


Scott
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Post by: yotsuya on May 16, 2018, 07:27:31 pm
The Roy Clark pin has chimes and stuff, which are cool, but I want to add some sounds to spice it up. Olí Roy is a great guitar player, and I thought it would be cool to add sound to things like coin up, game start, and some of the targets.

Too bad it doesn't award free games, you could cue it up to play "If I had to do it all over again"

Actually, it does award free games if you hit special when lit.
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Post by: yotsuya on May 16, 2018, 07:32:07 pm
With an Amazon gift card, I actually got the board that Scott posted and a small amplifier for three bucks out of pocket.

Itís all for shits and giggles, anyway.
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Post by: pbj on May 16, 2018, 08:40:16 pm
I believe in you, bro
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Post by: jdbailey1206 on May 16, 2018, 09:01:26 pm


Who are you and what did you do to our beloved cheapskate James?   :lol


Scott
Heís got that rocket scientist wife money now. 
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Post by: jennifer on May 16, 2018, 09:43:07 pm
Jenn is NOT a pinhead :badmood:....(But she sure does like them)....I never have been a big believer in mods, It sounds fun, but at the end of the day its not original, especially on a game like that, its not your high production desirable machine as mandated by the "Top 100" boston dork squad , and of what was built most likely many didn't get the love to survive.... I would get yourself a trauma machine and live on the edge of insanity.
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Post by: yotsuya on May 16, 2018, 11:54:19 pm
Jenn is NOT a pinhead :badmood:....(But she sure does like them)....I never have been a big believer in mods, It sounds fun, but at the end of the day its not original, especially on a game like that, its not your high production desirable machine as mandated by the "Top 100" boston dork squad , and of what was built most likely many didn't get the love to survive.... I would get yourself a trauma machine and live on the edge of insanity.

Iím inclined to agree with you. Iím mainly experimenting with it - Iím not sure this would be a permanent thing.
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Post by: pbj on May 17, 2018, 09:59:32 am
Heís got that rocket scientist wife money now.

lol.  no.   :'(
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Post by: Malenko on May 17, 2018, 10:02:00 am
Jenn is NOT a pinhead :badmood:....(But she sure does like them)....I never have been a big believer in mods, It sounds fun, but at the end of the day its not original, especially on a game like that, its not your high production desirable machine as mandated by the "Top 100" boston dork squad , and of what was built most likely many didn't get the love to survive.... I would get yourself a trauma machine and live on the edge of insanity.

Super gluing hotwheels in a cab? I'm with you.  Putting a pinsound board with upgrades speakers? You are dead wrong.  ClownPuke colored GI lighting? I'm with you. ColorDMD/Pin2DMD? You are dead wrong. So yeah, its a per mod basis.

Take my Terminator 2 pin. I added a Pin2DMD (colorized the game myself!) , chrome bumper cap stickers, and a snazzy as ---fudgesicle--- T1000 to replace the plain jane plate in front of the pop bumpers. Not original but all reversable, and all ehance the game. T2 was really limited on art because the didnt want to give away what happens in the movie, like Arnie being the good guy. So Im going to be modding my game even more to bring in elements from the movie into it. 

If yotsie is going to add an easily reversible mod to enhance the game, I'm all for it.


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Post by: pbj on May 17, 2018, 10:08:53 am
I've done a few mods like that... a backboard 'decal' for The Shadow, stylized score cards for a few games.... Painted and glued a bunch of figurines into a SF2.  Put a can of Comet on top of my Comet.

And every so often I encounter them in the wild...  Particularly hilarious was listening to some dipshit talk about how I was ruining RGP or some nonsense and then I pointed out, "Hey, your FunFest is using my score cards."  He probably ripped them out as soon as I left.   :lol

They don't change the gameplay any and frequently clutter up the view, I'm not really a fan of them.

 :dunno

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Post by: Malenko on May 17, 2018, 10:27:25 am
They don't change the gameplay any and frequently clutter up the view, I'm not really a fan of them.
I was worried about the T1000 blocking the view, but he doesn't.  My next "mod" for T2 is a custom translight. This time instead of just snagging images from the googlez like I did for T2, I hired Opt2Not to bring my vision to life :)
I also have another buddy that might model something in 3D for me to 3D print, paint, and put in the back corner of the cab to add more movie elements.

I really like the Alt Shadow translight out there that replaces Alec Baldwin, it looks amazing.  There are a deluge of just god awful Alts out there.
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Post by: pbj on May 17, 2018, 10:36:47 am
What's the latest Shadow alternative translite?  I've seen a few versions.  Problem with those is the speaker panel needs to be redone, too.  It's incredible how much the translite ruins that game.  Alec starts to feel oppressive in a small game room.  Demolition Man didn't bother me nearly as much.

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Post by: Malenko on May 17, 2018, 10:42:33 am
Aurich did it, like 3 or 4 years ago, there are a few others but none this good.
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Post by: pbj on May 17, 2018, 12:21:07 pm
Not bad.  He went cheap on the printing and it looks washed out, though.

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Post by: opt2not on May 17, 2018, 01:20:29 pm
I was worried about the T1000 blocking the view, but he doesn't.  My next "mod" for T2 is a custom translight. This time instead of just snagging images from the googlez like I did for T2, I hired Opt2Not to bring my vision to life :)
(http://media.giphy.com/media/dSBCzU9g1WKUU/giphy.gif)
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Post by: yotsuya on May 17, 2018, 01:29:59 pm
Yeah, I just want to play with some sounds. Itís not like Iím gonna put a 3D printed cast of Hee-Haw on the damn play field. :-)
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Post by: pbj on May 17, 2018, 02:07:25 pm
Not so fast, Yotsuya. 

(https://i.pinimg.com/236x/e3/2e/9c/e32e9c9a6d613493d05bceb56666f3c3--elvis-cd-hee-haw.jpg)
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Post by: Mike A on May 17, 2018, 02:12:03 pm
Dammit. You beat me to it PBJ.
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Post by: jennifer on May 17, 2018, 03:04:57 pm
Yeah, I just want to play with some sounds. Itís not like Iím gonna put a 3D printed cast of Hee-Haw on the damn play field. :-)
I would have issue with Mods (That's not much of a secret) easily revisable my foot, Jenn has spent enough time analyzing poor workmanship to know better....BUT.... Yots isn't just some doorstop who shouldn't be told what not to do, So....Jenn would seriously get a small analog scope (around 25mhz) and learn something real in the process should you decide to do this, That and copy the manual so you can document all the changes without destroying the original paperwork.
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Post by: Malenko on May 17, 2018, 03:43:47 pm
I would have issue with Mods (That's not much of a secret) easily revisable my foot,

Unscrewing the 3 nuts holding in the T1000 , popping the plate back on, and putting the same 3 nuts back on isn't considered "easily reversible"?
Peeling off the chrome stickers to the top of a pop bumper cap isnt easy to do?
Swapping a DMD back into place is impossible?
changing out the translight of a pin cant be undone!?!?
Oh man, why didn't you tell me this before I put the new instruction cards over top of the old ones on the apron, I didn't know it was permanent!
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Post by: yotsuya on May 17, 2018, 04:39:31 pm
Yeah, I just want to play with some sounds. Itís not like Iím gonna put a 3D printed cast of Hee-Haw on the damn play field. :-)
I would have issue with Mods (That's not much of a secret) easily revisable my foot, Jenn has spent enough time analyzing poor workmanship to know better....BUT.... Yots isn't just some doorstop who shouldn't be told what not to do, So....Jenn would seriously get a small analog scope (around 25mhz) and learn something real in the process should you decide to do this, That and copy the manual so you can document all the changes without destroying the original paperwork.

I get it, Jen. Iíve been labeled a purist, and I proudly wear that label. Thatís why Iím just experimenting with sound cues. Iíve basically want to add some sounds to couple roll over targets. Thatís it.
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Post by: yotsuya on May 17, 2018, 04:40:29 pm
Not so fast, Yotsuya. 

(https://i.pinimg.com/236x/e3/2e/9c/e32e9c9a6d613493d05bceb56666f3c3--elvis-cd-hee-haw.jpg)

Hee-Haw indeed!

Whoís the sexy GILF with the price tag hat?
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Post by: Malenko on May 17, 2018, 04:42:12 pm
Minnie Pearl?
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Post by: yotsuya on May 17, 2018, 06:15:11 pm
Minnie Pearl?

No ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---.
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Post by: Malenko on May 17, 2018, 06:25:42 pm
Minnie Pearl?

No ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---.

Pic was blocked at work, I was taking a guess who you were talking about.
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Post by: jennifer on May 17, 2018, 06:34:05 pm
I would have issue with Mods (That's not much of a secret) easily revisable my foot,

Unscrewing the 3 nuts holding in the T1000 , popping the plate back on, and putting the same 3 nuts back on isn't considered "easily reversible"?
Peeling off the chrome stickers to the top of a pop bumper cap isnt easy to do?
Swapping a DMD back into place is impossible?
changing out the translight of a pin cant be undone!?!?
Oh man, why didn't you tell me this before I put the new instruction cards over top of the old ones on the apron, I didn't know it was permanent!
  Well not to worry then I will tell you all about it now .... Problem usually isn't not just 1 mod but the whole list, and then probably some red powdercoating, and my personal favorite that stupid key start switch, So you can physically take your key with you when your done and nobody can play your precious game unless your standing there supervising, But then You buy a game like that, (which was NEVER reversed back I might add) and have to spend untold hours archiving the darn thing, throw handfuls of stupid into the trash, And finally have to go source NEW parts and spend yet more money on a game you haven't even played yet, only to find that DMD is like 400.00 and on backorder, but it doesent matter much, because some idiot chopped into the wire harness to add some extra cool lighting and it will take at least a week to fix that anyway, provided they didn't drill a hole in the playfield to do so....And when you finally get it close to beings done, you flip a board over only to find EVERY solder joint on it was "reflowed" improperly with a massive branding iron type tool apparently that's how to fix problems and bullet proof things is really done.... But that's of NO concern to to me because its not my game I don't care, If you want to glue a rubber weiner to Jokers face go for it, Just don't walk around telling me how its worth more because of all this newfound awesome. Because again at my house it ALL GOES INTO THE TRASH.
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Post by: yotsuya on May 17, 2018, 06:52:05 pm
Minnie Pearl?

No ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---.

Pic was blocked at work, I was taking a guess who you were talking about.

Hahahaha! Thumbs up.gif
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Post by: yotsuya on May 17, 2018, 06:54:58 pm
I would have issue with Mods (That's not much of a secret) easily revisable my foot,

Unscrewing the 3 nuts holding in the T1000 , popping the plate back on, and putting the same 3 nuts back on isn't considered "easily reversible"?
Peeling off the chrome stickers to the top of a pop bumper cap isnt easy to do?
Swapping a DMD back into place is impossible?
changing out the translight of a pin cant be undone!?!?
Oh man, why didn't you tell me this before I put the new instruction cards over top of the old ones on the apron, I didn't know it was permanent!
  Well not to worry then I will tell you all about it now .... Problem usually isn't not just 1 mod but the whole list, and then probably some red powdercoating, and my personal favorite that stupid key start switch, So you can physically take your key with you when your done and nobody can play your precious game unless your standing there supervising, But then You buy a game like that, (which was NEVER reversed back I might add) and have to spend untold hours archiving the darn thing, throw handfuls of stupid into the trash, And finally have to go source NEW parts and spend yet more money on a game you haven't even played yet, only to find that DMD is like 400.00 and on backorder, but it doesent matter much, because some idiot chopped into the wire harness to add some extra cool lighting and it will take at least a week to fix that anyway, provided they didn't drill a hole in the playfield to do so....And when you finally get it close to beings done, you flip a board over only to find EVERY solder joint on it was "reflowed" improperly with a massive branding iron type tool apparently that's how to fix problems and bullet proof things is really done.... But that's of NO concern to to me because its not my game I don't care, If you want to glue a rubber weiner to Jokers face go for it, Just don't walk around telling me how its worth more because of all this newfound awesome. Because again at my house it ALL GOES INTO THE TRASH.

Even the rubber wiener? :)

I will agree with you there. I wish there wasnít so much wire hackery in the day.
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Post by: Malenko on May 17, 2018, 07:35:38 pm
Well not to worry then I will tell you all about it now .... Problem usually isn't not just 1 mod but the whole list, and then probably some red powdercoating, and my personal favorite that stupid key start switch, So you can physically take your key with you when your done and nobody can play your precious game unless your standing there supervising, But then You buy a game like that, (which was NEVER reversed back I might add) and have to spend untold hours archiving the darn thing, throw handfuls of stupid into the trash, And finally have to go source NEW parts and spend yet more money on a game you haven't even played yet, only to find that DMD is like 400.00 and on backorder, but it doesent matter much, because some idiot chopped into the wire harness to add some extra cool lighting and it will take at least a week to fix that anyway, provided they didn't drill a hole in the playfield to do so....And when you finally get it close to beings done, you flip a board over only to find EVERY solder joint on it was "reflowed" improperly with a massive branding iron type tool apparently that's how to fix problems and bullet proof things is really done.... But that's of NO concern to to me because its not my game I don't care, If you want to glue a rubber weiner to Jokers face go for it, Just don't walk around telling me how its worth more because of all this newfound awesome. Because again at my house it ALL GOES INTO THE TRASH.
Come on sister sledge, you act like I haven't fixed dozens and dozens of arcade cabs with a bunch of wire fuckery, excess holes, and board shenanigans. My point was reversible mods are possible, everything I did is easily reversible, and Im sure Yotzie isnt going to do anything that can't be undone.
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Post by: jennifer on May 17, 2018, 08:31:27 pm
That is quite true,  And to say otherwise would make Jennifer a hypocrite, Simply because I do like upgrades, well done and tasteful that is.... Sitting here thinking, I only have a few pins, (12) but they all have some kind of reversible mod...Jenns hot mess is almost embarrassing in that light :-[
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Post by: yotsuya on May 17, 2018, 08:36:39 pm
That is quite true,  And to say otherwise would make Jennifer a hypocrite, Simply because I do like upgrades, well done and tasteful that is.... Sitting here thinking, I only have a few pins, (12) but they all have some kind of reversible mod...Jenns hot mess is almost embarrassing in that light :-[

We love ya anyway, Jen!!!
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Post by: Malenko on May 17, 2018, 09:47:32 pm
12 pins and you arent a pinhead?!?!?!    :dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy:
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Post by: pbj on May 17, 2018, 10:12:23 pm
No pics = no pins

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Post by: jennifer on May 17, 2018, 11:36:43 pm
Pins are so high maintenance, heavy, and require special equipment I been trying to keep out of that, jukes and games are bad enough.
 
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Post by: Malenko on May 18, 2018, 06:53:24 am
I agree, I'll help you out, you can drop off as many as you want to my house and I'll shoulder the burden of maintaining them for you :)
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Post by: yotsuya on May 18, 2018, 09:19:43 am
I love Flight 2000. I make sure to always play it at ZapCon if it's there.
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Post by: pbj on May 18, 2018, 09:41:19 am
High maintenance?  They go for years once I get them 100%.   ::)

Anyway, nice lineup.  Hope it actually exists.

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Post by: jennifer on May 18, 2018, 02:30:13 pm
High maintenance?  They go for years once I get them 100%.   ::)

Anyway, nice lineup.  Hope it actually exists.
Of course they exist, And the REAL pbj would know that because at one time he didn't believe Jennifer had over a 100 games (Triple digits), and HE called them "Old junk" when I tried to show them.   
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Post by: pbj on May 19, 2018, 08:48:03 pm
Went to a video game swap meet today.  Lots of people and vendors and nobody buying anything.  One guy was selling Genesis/PS1/Dreamcast consoles for $4 each and had virtually no takers.  Plus everyone flinches when you say, ďIíve already got all these games on my raspberry pi.Ē

 :lol

Anyway, finished off with a trip to Game Preserve and then a real classy Latino sports bar.

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Post by: Nephasth on May 19, 2018, 09:22:24 pm
No face tattoos? Lame.
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Post by: pbj on May 19, 2018, 09:27:29 pm
Yep, and they were already fooled once by someone that put a bandaid over his tear drops apparently.

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Post by: yotsuya on May 19, 2018, 11:29:03 pm
I love how the ass photo has been click on 5 times more than the other four.
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Post by: Ian on May 20, 2018, 08:30:47 pm
What's the latest Shadow alternative translite?  I've seen a few versions.  Problem with those is the speaker panel needs to be redone, too.  It's incredible how much the translite ruins that game.  Alec starts to feel oppressive in a small game room.  Demolition Man didn't bother me nearly as much.

My buddy has a Last Action Hero... Talk about a Translite that ruins a game! Luckily he got the alternative Trans. So much better!
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Post by: pbj on May 20, 2018, 09:15:26 pm
Used to play the absolute crap out of Last Action Hero.  Probably the only game Iíve played where I knew the scoring so well I knew when to let the balls drain so I could maximize replays and extra balls.  Translite never bothered me on that one but the movie is terrible.  Been very weird to see people online going with the ďahead of its timeĒ routine.

Iíve thrown ridiculous offers at them but never taken one home.   :-\
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Post by: Ian on May 21, 2018, 04:15:18 pm
Used to play the absolute crap out of Last Action Hero.  Probably the only game Iíve played where I knew the scoring so well I knew when to let the balls drain so I could maximize replays and extra balls.  Translite never bothered me on that one but the movie is terrible.  Been very weird to see people online going with the ďahead of its timeĒ routine.

Iíve thrown ridiculous offers at them but never taken one home.   :-\

One just popped up by me for $2k

I have yet to play it, but next time I am over at his house I will put some time into it. It looks to be in great shape!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on May 21, 2018, 04:22:00 pm
My buddy has a Last Action Hero... Talk about a Translite that ruins a game! Luckily he got the alternative Trans. So much better!
Street Fighter II still has the worst pinball translight
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Ian on May 21, 2018, 05:14:03 pm
My buddy has a Last Action Hero... Talk about a Translite that ruins a game! Luckily he got the alternative Trans. So much better!
Street Fighter II still has the worst pinball translight

It's bad... but I kind of like it. It's so bad it's good kind of thing?
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Post by: Ian on May 21, 2018, 05:15:52 pm
(https://www.retrorefurbs.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/last-action-hero-pinball-translite.jpg)

 :laugh2:

Look at this monstrosity!!! I mean LOOK AT IT! lol Arnolds head looks like a damn potato, and the art, and the other characters... etc.


Luckily you can get this alternative...

(https://www.retrorefurbs.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/last-action-hero-alternative-translite.jpg)
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Post by: pbj on May 21, 2018, 08:56:04 pm
Thatís a lateral change, imo.

SF2 translite is weird in that thereís a ton of good SF2 artwork... and everything else on that machine looks great.  No idea what they were thinking.

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Post by: pbj on May 21, 2018, 11:22:38 pm
Some old pulls and some fresh spray paint.... good to go.

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Post by: Nephasth on May 22, 2018, 08:47:11 am
I wrote a letter of intent to lease a commercial property yesterday. Kinda feels chuffy... Kinda feels like everything is going to fall apart.
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Post by: pbj on May 22, 2018, 09:24:25 am
I woke up at 5am and finally completed Horizon Zero Dawn.   :applaud:
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Post by: jennifer on May 22, 2018, 02:17:55 pm
Some old pulls and some fresh spray paint.... good to go.
  Those are not all dripping like they have chlamydia.... Nice job. 
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Post by: javeryh on May 22, 2018, 04:16:02 pm
I woke up at 5am and finally completed Horizon Zero Dawn.   :applaud:

Nice.  The "Proving Ground" quest is active for me but I wanted to level up to 50 before going in.  I'm at 48 currently and really can't see how I'll get to 50 other than grinding.  I have 14/15 trials finished (don't think I'll get the last one - it is too hard).  I should just finish - I have a few other games I want to play.  I'll probably start The Last of Us next... I'd like to play God of War or Far Cry 5 but I refuse to pay more than $20 for games.
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Post by: pbj on May 22, 2018, 04:49:38 pm
LOL.  Are you me?  I got up to level 47 and decided to hell with it, time to finish the story.  These damn open world games get me every time... somewhere around 75-85% completion before I throw in the towel and just beat them.

My problem with Last of Us was I felt like the combat ramped up very, very quickly in difficulty before you really knew what you were doing.  I got tired of avoiding spoilers, and finally just put it on Easy to get through it.  A few hours in, you've mastered the combat and the whole thing gets more cinematic than challenging.  You'll blitz through it even on higher difficulties...


Far Cry 5 is probably going to be a Black Friday purchase for me.  Need to unwrap a few games in the shoeboxes before I buy more.


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Post by: javeryh on May 22, 2018, 08:34:38 pm
Same here.  I get to about 90% and then either quit and never finish or just say screw it and go to the end.  I started Last of Us two different times and I liked it but it was slow.  I'm hoping third time's a charm.
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Post by: Drnick on May 23, 2018, 03:27:02 pm
I got a Lay-Z-Spa hottub, have set it up on the deck and after 3 days nothing has sunk :cheers: Now to get a canopy and finally get the shed built.  I guess that's this bank holiday weekend  taken up.
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Post by: pbj on May 25, 2018, 04:34:54 pm
Pi Zero and Pi Zero W are $5 at microcenter. I've got some stupid and tired ideas in mind.

 :cheers:
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Post by: nexusmtz on May 25, 2018, 09:21:39 pm
Zapcon and Q*bert made it to their new home in CT! They need some attention, but they survived the trip  8)
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Post by: Mike A on May 25, 2018, 10:18:57 pm
They found a good home.
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Post by: yotsuya on May 25, 2018, 10:32:53 pm
Zapcon and Q*bert made it to their new home in CT! They need some attention, but they survived the trip  8)

That is awesome, my friend!!
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Post by: Slippyblade on May 26, 2018, 02:23:09 am
Is that your Multi Q, Yots?
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Post by: nexusmtz on May 26, 2018, 02:56:10 am
Is that your Multi Q, Yots?
It was  >:D
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Post by: Malenko on May 26, 2018, 08:15:18 am
Thats awesome, enjoy the Malenko level!
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Post by: yotsuya on May 26, 2018, 11:03:44 am
Itís Jimís now, but yes. I was out of room so I put it up for sale at ZapCon. I had a few offers, but Jim is a good dude and I wanted it to go to someone who would appreciate the fact itís a Tully design. Glad they made it over ok, Iíve never dealt with shipping before!
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Post by: pbj on May 26, 2018, 04:41:39 pm
Everything in the game room is working 100% at the moment.  Letís see how many survive Memorial Day.

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Post by: yotsuya on May 26, 2018, 06:36:10 pm
Just got back from Phoenix Comic-con, Comic-Fest. Got some good loot, and saw a lot of ass. Thank god for sexy geek girls. Donít ever change, hot geek girls. Donít ever change.

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Post by: pbj on May 26, 2018, 08:03:21 pm
I like the salty hat.  Sexy scooby doo can gtfo.  Saw a bunch of people dressed up like the warriors at a goth concert and nobody knew what I was talking about when I talked to them.   :-\
Title: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on May 26, 2018, 08:44:14 pm
I like the salty hat.  Sexy scooby doo can gtfo.  Saw a bunch of people dressed up like the warriors at a goth concert and nobody knew what I was talking about when I talked to them.   

I saw two sexy Velmaís, one skinny, one very Rubenesque. Iíd do Ďem both.
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Post by: pbj on May 27, 2018, 01:20:45 am
Family I donated furniture to because of Hurricane Harvey are finally moving back into their home, and hauled it off tonight.  I can walk up to my work bench again.  Itís been months.  Things about to go down.

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Post by: Mike A on May 27, 2018, 01:12:56 pm
It is 90 degrees today. Gardening is done. Time to cool off. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180527/2e9bf6cf35386a7daa66c1a511bfc72c.jpg)

Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk

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Post by: pbj on May 27, 2018, 04:42:41 pm
You know, for a $5 computer, Pis are freaking expensive.  Bust out another twenty.
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Post by: pbj on May 27, 2018, 06:26:08 pm
Couldn't be upstaged by money bags and his pool and boat... So off to the coast!!
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Post by: jennifer on May 30, 2018, 02:39:22 am
Jenn is NOT a pinhead :badmood:....(But she sure does like them)....I never have been a big believer in mods, It sounds fun, but at the end of the day its not original, especially on a game like that, its not your high production desirable machine as mandated by the "Top 100" boston dork squad , and of what was built most likely many didn't get the love to survive.... I would get yourself a trauma machine and live on the edge of insanity.
I was WRONG,  (Like you hear THAT everyday ::))....Apparently there were 2390 machines made, I know right? Jennifer is shocked too, that's quite a respectable run on those Roy Clark cocktail pins.
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Post by: Mike A on May 30, 2018, 08:52:43 am
Couldn't be upstaged by money bags and his pool and boat... So off to the coast!!

My mom and dad are the money bags. It is their pool. ;D
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Post by: yotsuya on May 30, 2018, 11:05:58 am
Jenn is NOT a pinhead :badmood:....(But she sure does like them)....I never have been a big believer in mods, It sounds fun, but at the end of the day its not original, especially on a game like that, its not your high production desirable machine as mandated by the "Top 100" boston dork squad , and of what was built most likely many didn't get the love to survive.... I would get yourself a trauma machine and live on the edge of insanity.
I was WRONG,  (Like you hear THAT everyday ::))....Apparently there were 2390 machines made, I know right? Jennifer is shocked too, that's quite a respectable run on those Roy Clark cocktail pins.

Actually, I read there was only 300 RC pins made.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on May 30, 2018, 12:25:56 pm
Jenn is NOT a pinhead :badmood:....(But she sure does like them)....I never have been a big believer in mods, It sounds fun, but at the end of the day its not original, especially on a game like that, its not your high production desirable machine as mandated by the "Top 100" boston dork squad , and of what was built most likely many didn't get the love to survive.... I would get yourself a trauma machine and live on the edge of insanity.
I was WRONG,  (Like you hear THAT everyday ::))....Apparently there were 2390 machines made, I know right? Jennifer is shocked too, that's quite a respectable run on those Roy Clark cocktail pins.

Actually, I read there was only 300 RC pins made.
I may be reading faulty intel, Jenn would be more inclined to believe you however....http://www.pachitalk.com/forums/showthread.php?34706-My-1st-Real-Pinball-quot-Roy-Clark-The-Entertainer/page2 (http://www.pachitalk.com/forums/showthread.php?34706-My-1st-Real-Pinball-quot-Roy-Clark-The-Entertainer/page2) Just to be curious however the build tag might hold a clue.
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Post by: pbj on May 30, 2018, 03:01:16 pm
My mom and dad are the money bags. It is their pool. ;D

That's the way to do it.  Always a pleasure to go to the coast and drive my dad's boat, Porsche, truck, use all his bait, and drink all his rum.  He should buy a jet ski.



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Post by: dkersten on May 30, 2018, 05:28:37 pm
He should buy a jet ski.
LOL, my siblings are always hitting up the old man to buy things that only they want to use. 

I tried to talk him into a Lamborghini, but he went and bought a damn Bentley instead.  So impractical...  ::)
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Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on May 31, 2018, 04:00:24 pm
Spent some time in VA last weekend visiting my best friend. We repaired stuff all weekend. Even popped my cherry on a dead vector monitor.
Tempest deflection board fix:  Complete rebuild and fixed broken traces and pads.
ROTJ PCB edge connector:  Replaced burned up pads on edge.
Re-capped multiple monitors and got to try out my rejuvenator.

Great weekend!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180531/114ee46f147d839db28c1128b6d814de.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180531/1f013cc62d1297d87dacce3933120c7c.jpg)

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DeL
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Post by: jennifer on June 01, 2018, 08:24:53 pm
If nobody is going to say it, WAY TO GO DEL!!.... I love that, BK, Jenn used to have one but had to rob parts off it for a Beltron (I have 4 of them)....*Edit*, After digging around SCORE! found another one, this one seems to have a bit of damage on the top left, but that's ok, Its just the cable Jenn needs....The last 467 I had worked awesome, although I only used it a few times, Apparently they cook with volts at low amp. Beltron Cooks at high amp (Possibly the only machine that does that) but OMG, I will either fix it or smoke it not much middle ground. ;)
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Post by: jennifer on June 02, 2018, 03:10:49 am
Got to thinking perhaps some of you possibly don't know what Jenn is talking about, so here is a pic of one of them. ;D
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Post by: DaOld Man on June 02, 2018, 07:23:06 am
Jenn, I gotta say, you have a lot of neat toys. Do you live in or next to a retro parts warehouse?
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Post by: jennifer on June 02, 2018, 10:50:32 am
Jenn, I gotta say, you have a lot of neat toys. Do you live in or next to a retro parts warehouse?
  Retro? Not really how DaOldJenn feels about that (*laughs nerviously)....I did however downsize considerably a few years ago and it's been a very, very difficult adjustment. Most notably in the fabrication, screenprinting, and plating areas,.
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Post by: pbj on June 02, 2018, 08:33:27 pm
Made a Pi Cart today.  After careful consideration I decided to use a Pi.

Downloaded a premade image, took out the stupid ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- like rom hacks, hid all the configuration options and put it in kiosk mode.  Frankly fairly pleased with the end result.

Also hooked up a powered subwoofer to my World Cup Soccer 94 machine.  Totally stupid but eh.

  :cheers:
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Post by: Titchgamer on June 04, 2018, 01:30:37 am
I got this lil beauty this week.
Been after one for sometime but I couldnít resist this one!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180604/6e3360b7af44c685c5f33f9780503d9a.jpg)

Plus these:
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180604/3a2801297901166cb181ce1f8c3f2cbd.jpg)

And I got these signed by John Romero :)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180604/b933d0b9220cd25f6852c3650807b606.jpg)
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Post by: Drnick on June 04, 2018, 12:25:14 pm
I got this lil beauty this week.
Been after one for sometime but I couldnít resist this one!
And I got these signed by John Romero :)

Neo Geo CD,  Drool, Drool.  I couldn't afford one when released and I'm not sure I could validate spending on one now, But damn what a piece of kit. 

Love the Signed pops too. 
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Post by: Titchgamer on June 04, 2018, 12:47:10 pm
I got this lil beauty this week.
Been after one for sometime but I couldnít resist this one!
And I got these signed by John Romero :)

Neo Geo CD,  Drool, Drool.  I couldn't afford one when released and I'm not sure I could validate spending on one now, But damn what a piece of kit. 

Love the Signed pops too.

I was in the same boat mate, Could never afford one back then and has cost me a bit now!

But I figure they are only going to go up in value and we all know ime a Neo Whore lol
Cant afford or house a big red so I got the bartop and the CD.

Would love a AES to but they even more expensive!!

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Post by: javeryh on June 04, 2018, 04:56:50 pm
Made a Pi Cart today.  After careful consideration I decided to use a Pi.

Downloaded a premade image, took out the stupid ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- like rom hacks, hid all the configuration options and put it in kiosk mode.  Frankly fairly pleased with the end result.

Also hooked up a powered subwoofer to my World Cup Soccer 94 machine.  Totally stupid but eh.

  :cheers:

These things are pretty neat.  Nice job.
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Post by: Malenko on June 04, 2018, 06:47:37 pm
Would love a AES to but they even more expensive!!

I actually sold not 1 but TWO AES consoles and a butt ton of games. A consolized 1 slot is a better choice (with a unibios its the same as having a home system)  I dont have a big red but I go have a 2 slot cab I restored rocking a 1 slot board and a darksoft MultiMVS.
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Post by: Titchgamer on June 04, 2018, 06:50:41 pm
Would love a AES to but they even more expensive!!

I actually sold not 1 but TWO AES consoles and a butt ton of games. A consolized 1 slot is a better choice (with a unibios its the same as having a home system)  I dont have a big red but I go have a 2 slot cab I restored rocking a 1 slot board and a darksoft MultiMVS.

Thought you had a big red??

I know someone on here does lol

Yots maybe?

Cant remember who just the Jealousy lol
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Post by: Malenko on June 04, 2018, 06:57:52 pm
I *had* a big red, a few years ago. Ive restored 3 2slots, and kept the last one:

2 slot: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,148826.msg1551912.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,148826.msg1551912.html)

Big Red: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,72841.msg751522.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,72841.msg751522.html)


Oh and I beat Bare Knuckle 3, just made me wanna play beats of rage again.  Super Axel is like cheating, Skate/Sammy is still the funnest regular player and I just love playing as Victy/Roo.   I could beat normal without continuing, but I *really* hate the time limit on the final boss.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on June 05, 2018, 09:15:48 am
These things are pretty neat.  Nice job.

Thanks!  Apparently the only thing the old, fat people care about around here is arguing about Star Wars.

In true Pi fashion, it randomly crashed and corrupted half the gamelist.xml files.  Beautiful.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on June 05, 2018, 09:59:38 am
the old, fat people care about around here

I'm a YOUNG 39, and I'm also down 25lbs and at a svelte 198lbs now.  Keto and exercise is no joke.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on June 05, 2018, 11:29:07 am
You'll have fewer seizures, too, which is nice...

Enjoy your butter coffee.  I needs carbs.

 :cheers:

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on June 05, 2018, 11:52:40 am
I didn't go full retard keto, I put sugar in my coffee I just quit soda (hopefully for good) and cut way back on bread and french fries. More leafy greens and all that jazz. Its really between adkins and keto but without killing myself.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Titchgamer on June 05, 2018, 12:18:40 pm
I *had* a big red, a few years ago. Ive restored 3 2slots, and kept the last one:

2 slot: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,148826.msg1551912.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,148826.msg1551912.html)

Big Red: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,72841.msg751522.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,72841.msg751522.html)


Oh and I beat Bare Knuckle 3, just made me wanna play beats of rage again.  Super Axel is like cheating, Skate/Sammy is still the funnest regular player and I just love playing as Victy/Roo.   I could beat normal without continuing, but I *really* hate the time limit on the final boss.

Ahh thought you did!

And yes its a fun game, far superior to SOR3 though ime sure you will agree without the glitching sound and still with Ash in!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on June 05, 2018, 12:22:31 pm
WTF are you two on about?
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on June 05, 2018, 12:26:27 pm
WTF are you two on about?

playing the English patched Bare Knuckle 3 over the US release of Streets of Rage 3
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Titchgamer on June 05, 2018, 12:26:59 pm
WTF are you two on about?

Neo Geo ďbig redsĒ and Bare Knuckle 3.

Pay attention PBJ!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on June 05, 2018, 03:56:36 pm
Why is Bare Knuckle 3 preferable?

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on June 05, 2018, 04:10:47 pm
Why is Bare Knuckle 3 preferable?

Less censorship. The stereotypical homosexual enemy Ash isn't cut, the female enemies weren't gender swapped to men. Ash is also a playable character.
More even difficulty.  Normal in SoR3 is the same as hard on BK3.
Axel's Rambo like introduction isn't cut.
Bosses have at most 2 life bars, unlike SoR3 where they can have 5 or 6
The BullDozer stage has more walls, but the dozer is hit back with 1 hit instead of multiple ones.  Makes the section less of a chore.
Better train warning in stage 4
The story makes more sense.

Thats all I gathered from my 2 play throughs of BK3-English





Speaking of  translations........I was reading up on the Lunar games, trying to find a fan translated Japanese edition; Working Designs really screwed up those localizations.  I thought the PSX re-releases were better but they are still wonky
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Ian on June 05, 2018, 05:08:32 pm
These things are pretty neat.  Nice job.

Thanks!  Apparently the only thing the old, fat people care about around here is arguing about Star Wars.

In true Pi fashion, it randomly crashed and corrupted half the gamelist.xml files.  Beautiful.


I am not fat, but I am guilty... ha ha h. I liked the Pi case you did there! Good stuff!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Titchgamer on June 05, 2018, 05:48:19 pm
Why is Bare Knuckle 3 preferable?

SOR 3 was heavily censored in euro and US releases due to Ash being a stereo typical gay.
Also the girls were considered to racey and sexist.

But due to the censoring they also hashed the sound really badly.
If you ever play SOR 3 you will notice in the first few seconds the music is terrible and sometimes the FX dont actually play.

Also some minor things like costume colours etc.

BK 3 is basicly the way it should of been before the PC brigade destroyed it!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on June 06, 2018, 05:07:51 pm
It only took like $2,000 but now I have a laptop that can run Gauntlet Legends.... 99%.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on June 06, 2018, 09:57:37 pm
It only took like $2,000 but now I have a laptop that can run Gauntlet Legends.... 99%.

Cost me $24 bucks shipped, but I finally picked up an Atari Flashback Portable.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on June 06, 2018, 10:45:48 pm
I know we arenít allowed to discuss such things but the mods are asleep and thereís a patched rom set thatís like 1mb and full of every game and home brew modded to work with that....

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on June 06, 2018, 10:50:50 pm
Pbj, donít you think itís time to own the actual board by now?
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on June 06, 2018, 11:03:30 pm
Pbj, donít you think itís time to own the actual board by now?

A few years ago, I passed up a complete pedestal cabinet 70 miles away that went for $125 on eBay but it was a month we barely made rent.  Every option since has been measured by that.

 :'(

This laptop is company money anyway.

  :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: javeryh on June 10, 2018, 12:15:15 pm
the old, fat people care about around here

I'm a YOUNG 39, and I'm also down 25lbs and at a svelte 198lbs now.  Keto and exercise is no joke.

Iíve been doing keto for a while now too.  Never felt better.  Down 30lbs and back to my normal weight.  Itís not even that hard to maintain and Iím rarely hungry.  It works.  Iím not super strict - just try to keep it under 50g of carbs per day.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Titchgamer on June 10, 2018, 12:34:35 pm
I nabbed up some more neo goodness....

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180610/53f4c39b4cafab2705447963536175e8.jpg)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on June 15, 2018, 02:28:42 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180615/d561c9f52f722d9e5b1759eeb4cca418.jpg)

I put in a request to my homegirl Jennifer to give me some pointers on painting. More later.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Ian on June 15, 2018, 03:59:41 pm
New pick up today!!!! Feeling a but Chuffy.


(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=368561;image)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=368563;image)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on June 15, 2018, 04:25:18 pm
is the popeye still for sale?
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on June 15, 2018, 05:06:04 pm
is the popeye still for sale?

Clearly not if Ian just bought it. Duh.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on June 15, 2018, 05:14:06 pm
Nice Popeye.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Ian on June 15, 2018, 06:34:08 pm
Yeah... new pick up. Not selling it. I was actually about to post on the restoration/punchout thread yesterday about nintendo cabs, and how I suck at DK I just wouldn't want one. But a Popeye is more of a fun game in my opinion. Then bam go on Facebook and this popped up on my feed. Not a terrible price and I am rich with loot from selling the Punchout. So I pounced! Good day.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on June 16, 2018, 06:56:57 pm
 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on June 17, 2018, 04:06:18 pm
Nice Fatherís Day loot - will help with the bideo gamez restoriní...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180617/429e14dc457edaf84e708f5ce5855437.jpg)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on June 17, 2018, 07:41:06 pm
You can never have too many work surfaces.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on June 17, 2018, 07:58:09 pm
Is it sturdy enough to hump on?
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on June 17, 2018, 08:05:56 pm
That's an interesting table, unless I am missing something, It appears to have mitered top adjustments, track grooves for a fence or stop blocks/and dowel pins and curiously lots of cup holders?  Seems to be special for not only a specific  purpose but adjustable for infinite possibilities (and could be covered with a melamine top and jigs for even more options).... Anyway SCORE!, That obviously can be used for multiple projects.   
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on June 17, 2018, 08:21:40 pm
Is it sturdy enough to hump on?

If two meth users hooked up, sure
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on June 17, 2018, 10:26:45 pm
Jenn, here are more details...

https://www.worx.com/pegasus-work-table-sawhorse-wx051.html
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on June 17, 2018, 11:21:18 pm
Omg that is cool.... It is a mutifuntion table, and those tracks are for clamps, oh yes I see now, And its portable too which makes it nice, so you can go work outside on a nice day too.... I also noticed the reviews seem quite good with almost 5 stars. 8)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on June 17, 2018, 11:50:07 pm
And its portable too which makes it nice, so you can go work outside on a nice day too....

Kinda defeats the purpose of boarding up your windows, doesn't it?
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on June 18, 2018, 01:00:39 am
And its portable too which makes it nice, so you can go work outside on a nice day too....

Kinda defeats the purpose of boarding up your windows, doesn't it?
Jennifer laughs, I just don't see the point of windows, you want to go outside, just open the door and do it.... But doesn't mean I got piles of sawdust knee deep in my kitchen either, I do go outside to cut wood. ::)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on June 18, 2018, 05:50:15 am
Quote
I just don't see the point of windows

Are you sure you are human? I mean really. Have you thoroughly checked?
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jdbailey1206 on June 18, 2018, 09:25:16 am
Who's your daddy?  Happy Fathers Day guys.  I haven't had any chuff for a while but last week was great.  I had a good time at the ball game with my dad and brother, I got to do a daddy / daughter dance at my daughters dance recital, and got some sweet gifts from my daughter for Fathers Day.  Yesterday was awesome.  I got to relax by myself while my wife was at work and my daughter was up north.  Took the time to buff out my headlights on my truck and they look brand new.  I have to recommend Turtle Wax T-240KT Headlight Lens Restorer Kit (https://www.amazon.com/Turtle-Wax-T-240KT-Headlight-Restorer/dp/B001TI5IIQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1529327764&sr=8-4&keywords=turtle+wax+headlight+lens+restorer+kit).  I'll post pictures when and if I get the Lego set together.  Its a monstrosity. 

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/887/41974497315_a78e9b719f_n.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1770/28006004557_132710a206_n.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1826/28006004027_5ecf2eaeae_n.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1722/41064505600_19234a3487_n.jpg)
Clean one is on the right...
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: thomas_surles on June 18, 2018, 10:27:47 am
Quote from: pbj link=topic=156257.msg1655865#msg1655865 date=152927988t9
Is it sturdy enough to hump on?
You would crush it  :laugh2:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on June 18, 2018, 10:32:08 am
Quote from: pbj link=topic=156257.msg1655865#msg1655865 date=152927988t9
Is it sturdy enough to hump on?
You would crush it  :laugh2:

Yeah, spec sheets said 300lbs.  Unless my dog gets randy I don't envision this going down.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: thomas_surles on June 18, 2018, 02:16:38 pm
Quote from: pbj link=topic=156257.msg1655865#msg1655865 date=152927988t9
Is it sturdy enough to hump on?
You would crush it  :laugh2:

Yeah, spec sheets said 300lbs.  Unless my dog gets randy I don't envision this going down.
What you do with your dog is none of my concern.  :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jdbailey1206 on June 18, 2018, 02:30:01 pm
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81OSs44XEoL._SX425_.jpg)

(https://wonderopolis.org/_img?img=/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/jar-of-peanut-butter_shutterstock_27540928.jpg&transform=resizeCrop,720,450)

(https://images.petsbest.com/marketing/blog/licking_dog.jpg)


PBJ arcade builder starter kit...
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: thomas_surles on June 18, 2018, 07:08:56 pm
We've all been there.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on June 18, 2018, 11:41:35 pm
Wuheva
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on June 19, 2018, 06:45:53 pm
This was supposed to be Malenkoís, but the motherscratcher never made it to ZapCon...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180619/eeab0286f282a33e62c4bdba8e6b4043.jpg)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on June 19, 2018, 08:25:54 pm
This was supposed to be Malenkoís, but the motherscratcher never made it to ZapCon...

You have my mailing address, getting that would chuff me out
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jdbailey1206 on June 20, 2018, 08:39:34 am
Damn this thing is a monster.  Now I have to figure out how I can display it.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/879/42017470025_b5a42a875e.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1784/42918570081_345b9865e4.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1786/42918571051_6647e563e0.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1802/28049544817_667bbbf0cb.jpg)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on June 20, 2018, 10:49:18 am
Ah yes, the "now what?" stage of Lego model ownership.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jdbailey1206 on June 20, 2018, 11:15:10 am
Ah yes, the "now what?" stage of Lego model ownership.

If only I could fly it around my backyard going "PEW! PEW!".  Its okay at 8 years old but not at 38 years old.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Slippyblade on June 20, 2018, 07:34:30 pm
It gets ok again at 40.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on June 21, 2018, 01:03:32 am
What to do from 32-38???
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on June 21, 2018, 07:17:58 am
What to do from 32-38???

Ponder the futility of human endeavor.

Drink craft beer.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Drnick on June 21, 2018, 01:39:55 pm
What to do from 32-38???

Ponder the futility of human endeavor.

Drink craft beer.

This  :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:
 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on June 21, 2018, 04:19:24 pm
What to do from 32-38???

Ponder the futility of human endeavor.

Drink craft beer.

This  :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:
Guess I'm on the right track..,

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Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Titchgamer on June 22, 2018, 02:39:27 am
I had this drop in my post box this morning, Been trying to get on the waiting list for agggeess and finally managed it :)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180622/44909aca6cdea381c78c477012864834.jpg)

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: thomas_surles on June 22, 2018, 07:11:14 am
I had this drop in my post box this morning, Been trying to get on the waiting list for agggeess and finally managed it :)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180622/44909aca6cdea381c78c477012864834.jpg)
Dope. How did the install go?
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Titchgamer on June 22, 2018, 07:13:00 am
I had this drop in my post box this morning, Been trying to get on the waiting list for agggeess and finally managed it :)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180622/44909aca6cdea381c78c477012864834.jpg)
Dope. How did the install go?

Went great tbh.

I had to reformat the SD card as it was exFAT  instead of FAT32 but other than that was dead easy and works really great!

No more grinding disk drive or slow loading!

Plus being region free is nice!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on June 22, 2018, 12:32:09 pm
Anyone still playing Pokemon Go?   :'(

Friend code: 4138 5251 4687

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on June 23, 2018, 07:23:28 pm
Been keeping a close eye on my chuff meter... Think I saw it move today...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180623/c7f2a96d7f330ad5009ebaac27c52bd2.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on June 23, 2018, 07:37:25 pm
Soft tip?  Seriously?
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: gamepimp on June 23, 2018, 08:25:43 pm
I had this drop in my post box this morning, Been trying to get on the waiting list for agggeess and finally managed it :)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180622/44909aca6cdea381c78c477012864834.jpg)

I was finally able to put an order in for one of these last weekend. Unfortunately I think my Dreamcast is a VA0 version which isnít compatible with the GDEMU. I will probably have to buy a VA1 and sell my current machine. Iíd like to get one with a really nice box anyway, so itís a good excuse to pick up another unit. Lol!  :) Does your machine have a 3D printed tray to keep the card from falling in? It looks like thereís one on there.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on June 24, 2018, 01:05:17 am
Soft tip?  Seriously?

And a steel tip board between each one!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on June 24, 2018, 01:53:58 am
Quote
I just don't see the point of windows

Are you sure you are human? I mean really. Have you thoroughly checked?
Have you ever even seen a real old school slot shop?.... They were not just some band of happy idiots. with "Welcome" on the front door. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Titchgamer on June 24, 2018, 03:24:24 am

I was finally able to put an order in for one of these last weekend. Unfortunately I think my Dreamcast is a VA0 version which isnít compatible with the GDEMU. I will probably have to buy a VA1 and sell my current machine. Iíd like to get one with a really nice box anyway, so itís a good excuse to pick up another unit. Lol!  :) Does your machine have a 3D printed tray to keep the card from falling in? It looks like thereís one on there.

Awesome you wont regret it!
I actually have 2 DC's now, I brought the one pictured especially for the GDemu, I was planing on buying one with a knackered GD-ROM drive but I found that one fully working with a few controllers (I needed a few more) and a carry case so I thought what the hell bid on it and won.
My other one which is also a VA1 is basically in real good condition, no discoloration etc so I wanted to keep it that way as they are cheap enough to find loose so I have just stored that one back in its box.

So yeah have a nosey on Ebay and see if you can pick up a console only or one with a broken drive cheap.

And yeah I printed the tray mod on my 3D printer, Its worthwhile getting one as it helps to keep the console cool by allowing the air to move through it properly. When you take the drive out it opens it up alot inside and it takes away the tunnel effect so the cooling is compromised.
Also I fitted a 300 ohm resistor across the 12V line to bring the temps down further, Some recommend cutting the 12V line altogether though.
I decided to go the resistor route incase I ever wanted it to go back to stock.
Plus its easier than de-soldering it or cutting the traces LOL
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: gamepimp on June 24, 2018, 12:07:40 pm
Thanks for the info Titchgamer. Is there a specific site you would recommend with information about adding the resistor for the 12v line? And what about the file for the 3D tray? Did you use the one on Thingiverse? I donít have a printer, but thereís a place in town that will print one for me if I provide the file...
Title: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on June 24, 2018, 02:11:06 pm
Leaving in 20 minutes on a short road trip to pick up my daughterís favorite game. Stay tooned!

https://youtu.be/5Sr74jUdpv0
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Titchgamer on June 24, 2018, 02:36:28 pm
Thanks for the info Titchgamer. Is there a specific site you would recommend with information about adding the resistor for the 12v line? And what about the file for the 3D tray? Did you use the one on Thingiverse? I donít have a printer, but thereís a place in town that will print one for me if I provide the file...

The resistor mod is pretty easy.
When you have the console open you will see the voltage rails (about 5 in a row I think) one side is marked as 12v and the other is marked as 5v.
Basically you just fold the ends of the resistor over into a small hook and push it in down the side of the 12v rail then the other side in the 0v which are the ones in the middle. Thats it ;)

As for the tray yes its the one of thingiverse. If you download it there is actually several versions which basicly consists of how many and the positioning of the SD card slots.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on June 24, 2018, 05:55:54 pm
Been wanting this game for a loooooong time, finally got it for a great price!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180624/f2e15612dd788d61b6f0833948bd55b8.jpg)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on June 24, 2018, 06:15:28 pm
Very nice.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on June 24, 2018, 06:59:50 pm
Matches your truck.

And what is it with the Hispanics and yellow... pic related.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: HaRuMaN on June 24, 2018, 07:15:04 pm
That's not his truck  ::)
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Post by: luizw81 on June 24, 2018, 07:42:18 pm
Been wanting this game for a loooooong time, finally got it for a great price!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180624/f2e15612dd788d61b6f0833948bd55b8.jpg)
I'm soooo jealous!  I've wanted one for quite a while myself.

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Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on June 24, 2018, 07:53:53 pm
That's not his truck  ::)

You're not cool enough to drive a yellow truck, cnc boy.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: HaRuMaN on June 24, 2018, 07:58:30 pm
That's not his truck  ::)

You're not cool enough to drive a yellow truck, cnc boy.

Lol, didn't say it was mine either. 

This is my POS:

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=368689;image)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on June 24, 2018, 08:51:23 pm
Truck's a truck. I drive a Scion xB that I'm told is comically small to see me in.   :-\
Title: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on June 24, 2018, 09:59:10 pm
HaRuMaN is right, that truck belongs to the OP who owned the game.

I tell you what, I wish I had a truck with a Tommy Lift on it. We tried to load it in my friendís pickup, and his pinball lift failed. The OP drove it to my house for an extra $60. Worked out great.

Iíll post photos when I have it in Casa de Yots.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on June 24, 2018, 10:01:50 pm
I'm soooo jealous!  I've wanted one for quite a while myself.

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I got it for my daughter. Sheís turning 16 next month, and this is her favorite game. When she was 6, she would sit on my lap and I would do the foot pedals while she steered. Sheís more chuffed than I am, and Iím pretty chuffed.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jdbailey1206 on June 25, 2018, 07:38:44 am
I like everything about Page 14.  Hot chicks with dark hair, new arcade purchases, PBJ thinking that a Scion xB is a truck, trucks new AND old, the return of Yots, and sharing arcade games with loved ones.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on June 25, 2018, 08:00:09 am
The only reason I didn't keep my Crazy Taxi is that it didn't have FFB. Its doubly awesome that your daughter even had a grail game, and that you got it for her.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on June 25, 2018, 08:13:03 am
Yeah. My son thinks the old games are kind of cool from a technology perspective, but he is not really in to them. It is cool that you get to share that with your daughter Yots.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on June 25, 2018, 11:05:30 am
PBJ thinking that a Scion xB is a truck

lol no.  I drove an F150 for 11 years until it started leaking everything simultaneously.  Now I drive a fartbox that can barely hold a folded up pinball machine.

 :'(
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on June 25, 2018, 12:20:30 pm
PBJ thinking that a Scion xB is a truck

lol no.  I drove an F150 for 11 years until it started leaking everything simultaneously.  Now I drive a fartbox that can barely hold a folded up pinball machine.

 :'(

Funny you say that - I drive a beat to ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- janky 19 year old Ford Explorer that is on its last legs. However, I can easily fit games in it. My plan next week is to trade it in for a 4 door Dodge Charger because Iím done getting new games.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on June 25, 2018, 12:25:49 pm
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Iím done getting new games
::)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jdbailey1206 on June 25, 2018, 12:36:11 pm
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Iím done getting new games
::)
If you've seen recent pictures of Casa De Yots game room it's not hard to believe he is running out of space.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on June 25, 2018, 12:41:52 pm
I was there tire kicker.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jdbailey1206 on June 25, 2018, 12:58:02 pm
I was there tire kicker.

Oh I am so upset.  How could you call me tire kicker?  Boo hoo.  Lew is right.   :lol
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on June 25, 2018, 01:24:18 pm
I was there tire kicker.

Oh I am so upset.  How could you call me tire kicker?  Boo hoo.  Lew is right.   :lol

Mexican, Iíve been waiting for you to attend ZapCon since 2015. You must have put a hole in that Michelin by now.

Mike - Iíve got everything on my ďMust HaveĒ list, and Iíve never been in the Pokťmon phase, so Iím finished. Time to bask in the game glory now.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on June 25, 2018, 01:30:03 pm
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Mike - Iíve got everything on my ďMust HaveĒ list, and Iíve never been in the Pokťmon phase, so Iím finished. Time to bask in the game glory now.

I didn't see a Zaxxon when I was there.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on June 25, 2018, 01:30:39 pm
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Mike - Iíve got everything on my ďMust HaveĒ list, and Iíve never been in the Pokťmon phase, so Iím finished. Time to bask in the game glory now.

I didn't see a Zaxxon when I was there.

or a popeye
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on June 25, 2018, 01:32:53 pm
Is Popeye still available?
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jdbailey1206 on June 25, 2018, 01:34:06 pm
PBJ thinking that a Scion xB is a truck

lol no.  I drove an F150 for 11 years until it started leaking everything simultaneously.

 :'(

I had a shitbox 2000 S-10 that decided to do that after only 7 years and 120,000 miles.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on June 25, 2018, 01:58:03 pm
Mine was a 2001, and I got it up around 130,000 before the leaks started.  Prior to that, the computer system went to ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- and had to be replaced ($1,300 and it took them a month to figure it out).  I'm still not completely sure if that was the problem or not... it was still backfiring at 2,500RPM when I left the shop... brought it back on Monday morning and it was fine that afternoon.  Maybe it was just a cracked spark plug the whole time.   :lol  ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- happens, it went another few years trouble free.

Anyway, sprayed the underside with choke cleaner to get all the oil, transmission, and coolant off the engine.  Then took it to a car wash and power washed the entire undercarriage to make it look like an overzealous pre-sale cleaning.  Idled it for an hour, took it to CarMax on a cold day, they gave it a 3 minute inspection, and drove as fast as I could to my bank with their cashier's check.

 :cheers:

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on June 25, 2018, 02:01:38 pm
Congrats on that Taxi Yots, She will love that thing for like EVER....Being done is a fun dream, But at some point it is not practical in terms of being happy, Jukes offer the challenge that you may be searching for.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on June 25, 2018, 02:30:21 pm
Congrats on that Taxi Yots, She will love that thing for like EVER....Being done is a fun dream, But at some point it is not practical in terms of being happy, Jukes offer the challenge that you may be searching for.

Jenn, funny you mention that - if I had the space, a 45 playing juke is something Iíd love to own.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Titchgamer on June 26, 2018, 07:11:39 pm
Nice score yots :)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on June 26, 2018, 07:14:30 pm
Nice score yots :)

Thanks, if you come to ZapCon next year, you can play it
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Titchgamer on June 26, 2018, 07:16:12 pm
Nice score yots :)

Thanks, if you come to ZapCon next year, you can play it

Ile hold you to that buddy ;)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on June 26, 2018, 07:29:27 pm
Nice score yots :)

Thanks, if you come to ZapCon next year, you can play it

Ile hold you to that buddy ;)
Hey, Iím already here! Youíre the one who said you would come in Ď19! Mike A has room to share!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Titchgamer on June 26, 2018, 07:30:17 pm
Nice score yots :)

Thanks, if you come to ZapCon next year, you can play it

Ile hold you to that buddy ;)
Hey, Iím already here! Youíre the one who said you would come in Ď19! Mike A has room to share!

Its what he wants to share that concerns me lol
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on June 26, 2018, 07:34:43 pm
Nice score yots :)

Thanks, if you come to ZapCon next year, you can play it

Ile hold you to that buddy ;)
Hey, Iím already here! Youíre the one who said you would come in Ď19! Mike A has room to share!

Its what he wants to share that concerns me lol

Contrary to popular rumor, MikeA is a confident heterosexual. Youíre fine.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Titchgamer on June 26, 2018, 07:35:35 pm
Nice score yots :)

Thanks, if you come to ZapCon next year, you can play it

Ile hold you to that buddy ;)
Hey, Iím already here! Youíre the one who said you would come in Ď19! Mike A has room to share!

Its what he wants to share that concerns me lol

Contrary to popular rumor, MikeA is a confident heterosexual. Youíre fine.

Cool lol
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on June 26, 2018, 08:21:44 pm
Nothing wrong with a convention JO buddy.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on June 26, 2018, 08:28:12 pm
I don't think it counts if it's an Englishman. I think there is a badge for that.
Title: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on June 26, 2018, 08:40:48 pm
Nothing wrong with a convention JO buddy.

ďTaking about circle jerking is the new circle jerking.Ē

-PBJ, last year

Make that two years ago:

Complaining about the circle jerking has become the new circle jerking.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: nexusmtz on June 26, 2018, 11:04:23 pm
Nothing wrong with a convention JO buddy.
You might think that, but after you get the cabs home, you're too tired for anything but a burger and a drive back to the hotel.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on June 26, 2018, 11:08:54 pm
Nothing wrong with a convention JO buddy.
You might think that, but after you get the cabs home, you're too tired for anything but a burger and a drive back to the hotel.

I heart you, Jim. Iíd convention JO with yíall any time!

Hope you can make the trip again, it was a blast hanging out with you Sunday night!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on June 27, 2018, 12:54:44 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZeu29nOwjw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZeu29nOwjw)

Happy June 27th.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on June 30, 2018, 11:38:11 pm
It was a fantastic day today. We spent all day in the pool. Then capped it off with a boat ride and a fireworks show on the lake. Some days are just damn near perfect.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180701/ed00f7b46bae9897d1c6831d8bb82826.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on July 01, 2018, 02:41:21 am
It was a fantastic day today. We spent all day in the pool. Then capped it off with a boat ride and a fireworks show on the lake. Some days are just damn near perfect.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180701/ed00f7b46bae9897d1c6831d8bb82826.jpg)

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Nice! Looks like fun.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: dkersten on July 03, 2018, 01:07:04 am
My vision is becoming a reality. 
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=156257.0;attach=368987;image)

At about 25% power and still 2 subwoofers short, the dishes in the kitchen above are rattling in the cabinets and the bottles in the minifridge 2 levels up are bouncing around, and that is despite major efforts at soundproofing.  21,000 watts just can't be contained...
For reference, this pic is 16' wide and 9' tall.  The subwoofer enclosures are 5'6" tall and 25.5" wide.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on July 03, 2018, 01:18:38 am
Oh my that's just a wall of scary, I got/had a 750watt Yamaha that just blew up in testing on Halloween sound  tracks, Jenn will have to look into that seeings how I will be needing some witch cackle and chains sounds pretty soon.... I would LOVE to see the rest of that pile, you know like amps and such (please?) ...Oh andI cant see where your missing the 2 subs either ::)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: dkersten on July 03, 2018, 01:34:06 am
Oh my that's just a wall of scary, I got/had a 750watt Yamaha that just blew up in testing on Halloween sound  tracks, Jenn will have to look into that seeings how I will be needing some witch cackle and chains sounds pretty soon.... I would LOVE to see the rest of that pile, you know like amps and such (please?)
Here's a couple from a couple months back. 
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=156257.0;attach=368989;image)
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=156257.0;attach=368991;image)

The top of the right rack is for whole house audio, the rest is theater.  Emotiva didn't come out with their Atmos upgrade on that XMC-1 pre/pro yet (been saying next quarter for 2 years now) so I picked up a Marantz AV7703 as a temporary processor until the new Emotiva upgrade is out.  Amps are Emotiva XPA-3 for mains, and two XPA-5's for surround and Atmos speakers.  Subs are powered by Behringer inuke6000dsp's, 6kw each (about 3k RMS measured in reality).  Each amp has a dedicated 20a circuit, with 220v for the Emotiva amps and 110v for the Behringer amps (they don't make a 220v version here in the states).  Overkill on the electrical power, but I wanted enough for any future expansion before I started putting drywall up.  I also have dedicated 20a 110v circuits for the network, and for the pre/pro and accessories.  NVidia ShieldTV handles most of the sources for the system as it does Plex, Netflix, Amazon, and PSVue.  All my blurays are ripped without compression but I still have a UHD bluray player that will go in the rack.  There's also a 24v 350w power supply on the wall behind that rack for the LED lighting in the coffered ceiling in the theater.  It is powered off a light switch in the theater room.  Eventually I will get all my home automation stuff loaded up and set up as well.

The left rack is mostly network.  Gigabit internet coming in via fiber optic, about 75 cat5e and cat6a runs terminating at the patch panels, a 24 port PoE switch, a regular 16 port switch, and a bunch of Ubiquiti enterprise network gear (USG, cloud key, and 3 hardwired wifi AP's).  I put 7 cameras around the outside of the house and it all terminates here. Also in there is a Plex server, about 22tb of external storage, and 2 battery backups, one for the network and one that powers the projector in the theater. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on July 03, 2018, 01:51:08 am
"Before putting up dry wall?". OMG, There are no words, even Jenn is rendered speechless.... That's just awesome. ;D
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: dkersten on July 03, 2018, 01:52:40 am
Oh andI cant see where your missing the 2 subs either ::)
2 more going in the back of the room.  Short and squatty but the same internal volume, same 18" drivers, and same power to them as the others.  Also not pictured is the 4 Atmos speakers and 4 surround speakers, each are DIYSG Volt 10lx's, 10" midbass drivers with coaxially mounted internal waveguides and compression drivers for the highs.  All the speakers were built in my shop, with only the drivers and SEOS waveguides purchased (all DIYSoundGroup kits).  Subs are Dayton UM18-22's from Parts Express, and each one takes about 2.5 sheets of 3/4" MDF and weigh close to 300 lbs each. 

Aside from hiring out the mudding and taping, I have done 100% of this myself, from electrical and HVAC, to low volt wiring, to framing and drywall (2 layers of 5/8" drywall with green glue in between, mounted on hat channel and clips for sound proofing), riser and stage construction, all columns and trim work, paint, speaker building, acoustic design and treatments, etc.  It has been my life every evening and every weekend since Christmas and I am about 700 hours into it with almost 100 hours of work left.  I watched the first movie in there tonight, and although we were sitting on lawn chairs, I was pretty chuffed.  I will post some pics when done in a few weeks, the room is looking really good but I still have 80 cloth panels to build and a few other details, like hanging the 200lb door and finishing the air circulation system for the projector housing.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on July 03, 2018, 02:25:33 am
I would venture to guess few people would understand what it is your actually talking about, the size and weight of those speakers would be example. heavy as sin, almost to the point of WTH? but with that much power it can actually go though your body and the weight is cause and effect of physics, In fact heres a link to 432hz for those that might be curious to the effect of harmonics, (But be warned it is totally off topic from a BYOAC chuff ::))  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wZRVb2fkXw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wZRVb2fkXw) ....  Impressive build man, sooooo very cool. 8)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on July 03, 2018, 03:27:18 am
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180703/79461ab827a698f6bd0611d3255ca0a3.jpg)

Giving the Casa de Yots gameroom a makeover... stay tuned...
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jdbailey1206 on July 03, 2018, 07:12:42 am
Giving the Casa de Yots gameroom a makeover... stay tuned...

I would love to see your game room.  Your pictures are always dark.  Guess I'll have to come see it in person.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on July 03, 2018, 09:26:46 am
Giving the Casa de Yots gameroom a makeover... stay tuned...

I would love to see your game room.  Your pictures are always dark.  Guess I'll have to come see it in person.

Theyíre dark because I turn off the lights, just like an arcade. Duh.

You have a standing invitation. Stop kicking the tire and commit!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on July 03, 2018, 10:41:24 am
Got my copy of Apocalypse Culture II.  As I previously thought, someone has already uploaded the entire text of the Roy Shildt article to the internet, but it's missing the photos.  I've saved you $15 and attached one of the highlights.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on July 03, 2018, 11:37:19 am
Got my copy of Apocalypse Culture II.  As I previously thought, someone has already uploaded the entire text of the Roy Shildt article to the internet, but it's missing the photos.  I've saved you $15 and attached one of the highlights.

He warned you, dude!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180703/0d1e2d7bde452f1c09d6500c4699d816.jpg)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on July 03, 2018, 11:38:01 am
Oh, and Iíve got Richie Knucklez himself on the case looking for one for you.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on July 03, 2018, 11:58:44 am
Jenn has always had a strange attraction to Stunt cycle,.... Never did ever really play it much however, cause the thing would suck up quarters just as fast as you could feed it, and Mom would only usually give me $5.00, which had to last like all night (including all the other things a young girl needs  ::)) **fun fact, soda pop was only .35** pinball was usually the go to for stretching quarters, .... Just kinda curious if you can actually make it work like one would think it should?
Title: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on July 03, 2018, 12:59:21 pm
Jenn has always had a strange attraction to Stunt cycle,.... Never did ever really play it much however, cause the thing would suck up quarters just as fast as you could feed it, and Mom would only usually give me $5.00, which had to last like all night (including all the other things a young girl needs  ::)) **fun fact, soda pop was only .35** pinball was usually the go to for stretching quarters, .... Just kinda curious if you can actually make it work like one would think it should?

Thatís my Bronze Age section. A sit down cocktail pin from the 70s, Atari Video Pinball, and Stunt Cycle. Next to the newest game in my collection, which came out in 1999.

Stunt Cycle is fun. My record is 27 busses.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on July 03, 2018, 01:02:47 pm
One of those came up for sale near me. I regret not pulling the trigger.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on July 03, 2018, 01:16:20 pm
Bronze age?  OMG, and here I am talking about it like it was yesterday.... (Jennifer does a suspicious edit) **What I  ment to say is I have never ever seen even seen one of those ultra cool Stunt cycles  ::)), Although27 busses sound like a lot, Almost like The Fonze doing the big jump at Arnolds before he skidded into the chicken stand.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on July 03, 2018, 02:07:30 pm
Bronze age?  OMG, and here I am talking about it like it was yesterday.... (Jennifer does a suspicious edit) **What I  ment to say is I have never ever seen even seen one of those ultra cool Stunt cycles  ::)), Although27 busses sound like a lot, Almost like The Fonze doing the big jump at Arnolds before he skidded into the chicken stand.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180703/5e0bc5351213357c822d4945c8db486d.gif)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jdbailey1206 on July 03, 2018, 03:42:51 pm
Bronze age?  OMG, and here I am talking about it like it was yesterday.... (Jennifer does a suspicious edit) **What I  ment to say is I have never ever seen even seen one of those ultra cool Stunt cycles  ::)), Although27 busses sound like a lot, Almost like The Fonze doing the big jump at Arnolds before he skidded into the chicken stand.

Shark jumping or GTFO. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Vigo on July 03, 2018, 04:05:42 pm
Stunt Cycle, Happy Days, giant speakers, Mr. Awesome.... This thread is really hitting it off on all Chuff cylinders today.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on July 03, 2018, 04:14:02 pm
Stunt Cycle, Happy Days, giant speakers, Mr. Awesome.... This thread is really hitting it off on all Chuff cylinders today.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180703/fd65eae97f9c6808180375e4504217ff.jpg)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on July 03, 2018, 04:45:16 pm
Let the chuff continue. A friend of mine gave me a little present today. It needs a little cleaning, but he told me it is in good working order. A 1952 Craftsman Jointer.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180703/bdba4e58095bb7b75b2b09f43e4ccc15.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180703/3e4b778410172fb60ebea988790753ae.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on July 03, 2018, 08:48:50 pm
Let the chuff continue. A friend of mine gave me a little present today. It needs a little cleaning, but he told me it is in good working order. A 1952 Craftsman Jointer.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180703/bdba4e58095bb7b75b2b09f43e4ccc15.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180703/3e4b778410172fb60ebea988790753ae.jpg)

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**Jennifer peeks over the top of her glasses..... Dude, "You got mail"
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: DaOld Man on July 03, 2018, 09:16:05 pm
Sweet!
man that thing is older than I am LOL
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on July 03, 2018, 11:13:09 pm
Older than Da/Man? I need a moment, Its almost like seeing a unicorn >:D....**Jenn laughs at her meaness**.... Anyway Mike do not sand that deck clean, use this stuff,  https://www.theruststore.com/Boeshield-C20.aspx (https://www.theruststore.com/Boeshield-C20.aspx) That rust kit is the cats meow, The remover smells like nasty acid goat barf however but works awesomely, scrub it around with a fine scotch brite, clean it off with mineral spirits/reducer and a shot of that T9 on a rag OMG, its like new again....Highly recommended.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on July 03, 2018, 11:20:52 pm
Bronze age?  OMG, and here I am talking about it like it was yesterday.... (Jennifer does a suspicious edit) **What I  ment to say is I have never ever seen even seen one of those ultra cool Stunt cycles  ::)), Although27 busses sound like a lot, Almost like The Fonze doing the big jump at Arnolds before he skidded into the chicken stand.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180703/5e0bc5351213357c822d4945c8db486d.gif)
.... Even after all this time Jennifer is still worried about Fonze. :o
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Vigo on July 04, 2018, 12:18:41 am
Check Fonzie's twitter feed. He has been doing nothing but fishing lately.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dg3omHDU8AAhIYP.jpg:large)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on July 04, 2018, 01:29:51 am
Oh look he is so dreamy and happy with his big fish, That's so my new home page desktop.... I got a feeling if Jenn got all twitter creeper and google map, I would wind up with some 500ft, pervert restraint order. :-\ 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: DaOld Man on July 04, 2018, 09:26:20 am
I heard all he had to do was snap his fingers and the fish jump into the boat. Evidently it dont work with the girls anymore.  ::)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on July 05, 2018, 02:24:14 am
Got hooked on Adventure on the 2600. So hooked, I even did this....

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180705/bf45f698e8fc981525321b15b9be0a1d.jpg)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on July 05, 2018, 07:15:17 am
Got hooked on Adventure on the 2600. So hooked, I even did this....

Going to close the Oasis on Tuesdays and Thursdays?
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jdbailey1206 on July 05, 2018, 08:41:38 am
A 1952 Craftsman Jointer.

Love me some old tools.  You can't kill them.  I borrowed my old mans router and a thick plastic piece came flying out from the inside when I was using it.  Thought I killed it.  It has been going strong with regular use for 5 years ever since.  Todays tools are nice and light but seem to die quickly.  The old girl is pictured below during my Nintendo cab build.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5485/12104095704_645585e5b2_o.jpg)

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on July 05, 2018, 08:45:01 am
The guy who gave it to me has a whole shop full of old tools that he uses everyday. His band saw is huge and it is older than the jointer. Next time I am over there I will take some tool porn pics for Jennifer.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jennifer on July 05, 2018, 03:22:53 pm
The guy who gave it to me has a whole shop full of old tools that he uses everyday. His band saw is huge and it is older than the jointer. Next time I am over there I will take some tool porn pics for Jennifer.
**SMOOCH ::)).... Oh how I miss my vintage industrial equipment, I never should have downsized, the weight and quality of old cast iron just cant be duplicated in the big box store. The milling machine in particular hit me the hardest still even today, late in the nights Jennifer walks by the empty spot and misses her old friend, And thinks of all the fun things we did together..... My jointer however was downsized to a Rockwell 4",that has some sentimental attachment, and is so tiny and cute its really hard not to love it, although the rebuild took 6mos. and with the custom stand build was a bit spendy (more so than just buying a new Jet 6" long bed) But Jenn would do still do that again today, given it can now shave wood as thin as paper. and don't really need a big one anymore.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Ian on July 05, 2018, 11:36:02 pm
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=369063;image)

New pick up... this was on my Grail list of cabs. Check the restoration thread for more info! Will need some advice.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Drnick on July 06, 2018, 04:05:54 pm
Got hooked on Adventure on the 2600. So hooked, I even did this....

Going to close the Oasis on Tuesdays and Thursdays?
:applaud: :applaud: :applaud:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on July 29, 2018, 04:21:10 pm
Dr. PBJ starts her postdoc in September and we go from treading water to slaying the debt demons soon.

Grill covered in meat.

Frying my balls in the Texas sun.

Life is good, Bros.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on July 29, 2018, 10:10:44 pm
Dr. PBJ starts her postdoc in September and we go from treading water to slaying the debt demons soon.

Grill covered in meat.

Frying my balls in the Texas sun.

Life is good, Bros.

 :cheers:

You better start squirreling away cash for ZapCon 7. If youíre gonna fry your balls, do it in the Arizona sun.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: nexusmtz on August 01, 2018, 12:23:05 am
Got to play some Computer Space at Funspot in NH this weekend. Lots of games there, but so many need repairs. Still, a good time.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on August 05, 2018, 06:11:41 pm
One of these is not like the others.



Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on August 05, 2018, 06:17:46 pm
Pterodactyl?
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Le Chuck on August 05, 2018, 06:50:04 pm
Hi everybody!

Oh my holy cats has it been busy, but kinda super chuffy too. I'm settling into my new job as the director of communications for The Old Guard, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment. Tomb Guards, Honor Guard, Fife and Drum Corps, Caisson, Drill Team, all those awesome specialty units are my bread and butter now. Moved into a new house, getting things squared away here. Have a proper basement and game rooming it up in style, slowly but Shirley. I also have a box of parts and pieces from IDS str8 out of Canada to start working on Space Base again. Kinda strapped for time, but as things settle down here in VA I'll start projecting again. Have my eye on adding some form of shooter to the line-up, and a vertical shooter cabaret - but not until I clear out my Xenon and get SB functional.

It's been a helluva a last six months but I think my feet are starting to get underneath me, the first few months were super un-chuffy as the wife was on the ropes for a bit with her health, but things are looking up. I might even be around this wretched hive of scum and villainy more often. Who can say? At any rate, if you don't follow The Old Guard on all your social medias, you should, because they rock. That is all.

shameless plug division:
https://www.facebook.com/usarmyoldguard (https://www.facebook.com/usarmyoldguard)
https://www.instagram.com/usarmyoldguard (https://www.instagram.com/usarmyoldguard)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/theoldguard (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theoldguard)
 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jdbailey1206 on August 09, 2018, 08:36:20 am
...the first few months were super un-chuffy as the wife was on the ropes for a bit with her health...

Sorry to hear about your wife Chuckles.  I can completely understand.  Its a daily occurrence with my wife.  It sucks to see someone you love go through health issues.  Its good to hear she is feeling better.  To add to the unchuffiness I was told that I had to be in Cincinnati yesterday at 5:30 pm before I left work.  So here I am today through the weekend to 'save' one of our jobs which is on the night shift.   :angry:  So I apologize to anyone who has bought something from me in my FS thread I will be starting to ship on Monday when I get back home.  But I will try to keep up with who wants what during the day since I know I wont be sleeping.  Okay enough of being a Debbie Downer.  On to the chuffy!

My little girl turned 4 on Monday.  She makes everyday an awesome, unpredictable, adventure.  I also went to my first CNC class on Tuesday.  Learned how to use VCarve and a Shopbot CNC machine.  I made the stool pictured below.  Not much to look at but it gets me one step closer in using a CNC machine to create my upright Star Wars cab.  Im also heading up North next weekend to Torch Lake to camp next Friday so thats good.  That will more than make up for having to work this weekend. 

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/861/42136861020_defc234202.jpg)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on August 09, 2018, 08:46:46 am
V Carve Pro is the way to go. It is really easy to use and produces great results.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: BadMouth on August 09, 2018, 09:03:58 am
V Carve Pro is the way to go. It is really easy to use and produces great results.

Yup.  I won a free shopbot class at the factory a couple years ago.  Didn't get to cut it out, but learned enough vcarve in one day to design an arcade control panel. 
Easy peasy for 2D, stepped 2.5D and lettering.  The class was full of cool people who made a crazy wide variety of things for a living.



Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on August 09, 2018, 09:06:16 am
I would like to get Aspire some day to do 3D stuff, but I can't justify the price tag. Maybe after I build my 4x4 CNC machine.

If you ever need something CNC cut, come on down. I am 65 miles north west of Chicago.

I have a 60 Watt CO2 laser with a 12x17 inch work area.

I have a CNC machine with a 24x12 inch work area. With indexing the 12 inch axis can be much longer.

I have bourbon and beer.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jdbailey1206 on August 09, 2018, 09:40:58 am
Yeah the class I took last night the kid was kinda scatter brained.  There is a guy thats older that works at Factory Two who seems to know what he is doing so I am going to pick his brain.  I think the kid told me he only had 30 hours of cutting time which is not a lot.  My other problem is I have to find out how to make tool paths for the Star Wars upright cab because the VCarve file I have does not contain them.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on August 09, 2018, 09:44:06 am
Shoot me the vcarve file if you like. I am no expert, but I can take a look at it. I will PM you my email address.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on August 09, 2018, 11:02:12 am
I'd be chuffy if someone can explain to me what the joke Drake said in the Star Trek thread , and how it was funny.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on August 09, 2018, 11:18:08 am
I'd be chuffy if someone can explain to me what the joke Drake said in the Star Trek thread , and how it was funny.

Donít bring that ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- to this thread, bro
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jdbailey1206 on August 09, 2018, 11:27:22 am
I'd be chuffy if someone can explain to me what the joke Drake said in the Star Trek thread , and how it was funny.

Donít bring that ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- to this thread, bro

I think Drake thought Yots was Indian and and not El Cabron.  Or Primo Hefe.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: DrakeTungsten on August 09, 2018, 11:28:10 am
Hey mal,

You know how you guys get when you feel threatened, and I don't explain jokes as a rule anyway, so I, for one, will not directly answer your question.

I will make a suggestion, however, which might help both you and the others. It's a great big world with billions of people, and you're going to find that not everyone's sense of humor aligns with yours. My advice is to let it roll off your back, as you guys unconditionally expect others to do in the face of your "jokes"  The reaction you guys always have to being teased by someone outside the club is not your only option, hard as it may be to wrap your head around.

Embrace and celebrate (or be "chuffed" by, if you prefer baby-talk) the diversity of humor in the world!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on August 09, 2018, 11:49:00 am
Drake, I don't want to know why you thought the joke was funny; just what the text of the joke was. Tough to tell if humor aligns if you're aloof to what the joke was.
Edit: Best I can tell the joke is that Paul and Mike are homosexual? Is that the joke?




Do you know why the scarecrow won employee of the year?
Because he was out standing in his field.



That's funny.



EDIT2:
Embrace and celebrate (or be "chuffed" by, if you prefer baby-talk) the diversity of humor in the world!

Chuff is of British origin and the word has been around since 1860.  Its a colloquial phrase common to Brits and has recently become part of the American lexicon.
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/chuff


Perhaps, heed your own advice and embrace and celebrate diversity. I'm sure you calling it baby talk was just another DrakeJokeģ
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on August 09, 2018, 12:02:12 pm
Drake, I don't want to know why you thought the joke was funny; just what the text of the joke was. Tough to tell if humor aligns if you're aloof to what the joke was.
Edit: Best I can tell the joke is that Paul and Mike are homosexual? Is that the joke?




Do you know why the scarecrow won employee of the year?
Because he was out standing in his field.



That's funny.

MikeA is my bro. Iíd cross swords with him any time.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on August 09, 2018, 12:35:17 pm
I still say that nobody has ever beaten Crossed Swords ever.  I played that damn game almost 2 hours once and no end in sight.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on August 09, 2018, 12:38:55 pm
I still say that nobody has ever beaten Crossed Swords ever.  I played that damn game almost 2 hours once and no end in sight.

Crossed Swords II: Electric Boogaloo was a better game
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on August 09, 2018, 01:20:44 pm
I still say that nobody has ever beaten Crossed Swords ever.  I played that damn game almost 2 hours once and no end in sight.

Somebody did:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNJvz59MYKA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNJvz59MYKA)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 09, 2018, 01:24:35 pm
Man... that's like a Desert Bus level of self-induced punishment. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on August 09, 2018, 01:30:26 pm
Man... that's like a Desert Bus level of self-induced punishment.

What's the over under on more than 10 people getting the SegaCD reference?
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on August 09, 2018, 01:37:01 pm
I actually heard of that one. My knowledge of console stuff is about zero, but for some reason I know that one. My son probably brought it up. He does a lot of card tricks.

I should add that I didn't realize Howard was referencing that until Malenko brought it up.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on August 09, 2018, 01:42:03 pm
Imma build a Desert Bus cab for the next ZapCon
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: BadMouth on August 09, 2018, 01:51:10 pm
Imma build a Desert Bus cab for the next ZapCon

Been my dream.  Make it happen.

What's the over under on more than 10 people getting the SegaCD reference?

*unreleased SegaCD game reference

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on August 09, 2018, 01:57:32 pm
it was released on iOS and droid for a while. The best thing about sega CD  (if you have one) if you can just burn the disc and play it, no chip needed (or just use an emulator)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: BadMouth on August 09, 2018, 01:59:11 pm
There's a VR remake on steam! https://store.steampowered.com/app/638110/Desert_Bus_VR/ (https://store.steampowered.com/app/638110/Desert_Bus_VR/)
Finally a reason to buy an oculus rift.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on August 09, 2018, 02:01:40 pm
They released that Penn and Teller game to the public domain didn't they?  I remember reading about it in the 90s and being marginally hyped about it.  Nowadays, I've read a couple of Penn's books and that was that.



Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jdbailey1206 on August 09, 2018, 02:15:58 pm
...(or just use an emulator)

SHHHH!  Nintendo might hit you with a 2 million dollar lawsuit!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on August 09, 2018, 02:17:26 pm
The Desert Bus game disc is in a cupboard with that Mr. Awesome comic book...
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on August 09, 2018, 02:27:39 pm
The Desert Bus game disc is in a cupboard with that Mr. Awesome comic book...

Yeah, so, those Apocalypse Culture books.  Probably 90% of them is people in the pre-internet days making ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- up, and at least back then you had to be creative to get attention, but man that 10% will darken your soul.  I'm about halfway through volume 1, so I've got a ways before I get to Roy.  Coincidentally, someone in his family has been posting recordings of him yelling about a bus pass to youtube.  Which, fine, whatever, but the recording about gassing the jews... yeah.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHkYmyTGrNo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHkYmyTGrNo)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 09, 2018, 03:27:30 pm
Man... that's like a Desert Bus level of self-induced punishment.

What's the over under on more than 10 people getting the SegaCD reference?

Eh it used to be obscure but I think it's fairly well-known now that they do that charity marathon every year.  As always, if just one person gets it then it's worth it.  :)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: DrakeTungsten on August 10, 2018, 10:22:39 pm
I started a post saying I'm not going to answer mal's question, but only offer general advice. So what does he do? Nothing but pretend my post was an answer to his question.  This cowardly creep's streak of dishonesty when addressing me remains unbroken. Such a pitiful figure. Even taking his deliberate twisting of my intent at face value, let's see what we have:   

Drake, I don't want to know why you thought the joke was funny; just what the text of the joke was. Tough to tell if humor aligns if you're aloof to what the joke was.

All trace of my participation is gone from that thread. So either you saw it for yourself or someone told you what happened. Are we to believe you were told just enough to tease you, and you didn't think to ask this person for elaboration instead of the community? Either way, you're being dishonest. You tried to manufacture a "got ya!", and now it's back-firing.

Keeping in mind we know you already had a at least a good idea of the joke, let's revisit your first phrase quoted above. Here's what you said after you weaseled out a way to "got ya!" me
Quote
I don't want to know why you thought the joke was funny
But you originally said
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I'd be chuffy if someone can explain to me what the joke Drake said in the Star Trek thread , and how it was funny.

Pathetic. I've no doubt you'll find some dishonest way to deny these truths (or mock me for using facts), and a couple of the other cowards will back up your new fantasies, but do you ever wonder what happened to your integrity?

I do like the "I'm an innocent seeking answers" approach you've taken to trolling. It's novel, at least.

Quote
Chuff is of British origin and the word has been around since 1860.  Its a colloquial phrase common to Brits and has recently become part of the American lexicon.
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/chuff

Etymology! When it gets mal-splained to you, it changes the way words sound!

In keeping with the theme of this thread, I am jazzed that I don't live with the kind of garbage that's in mal's head.

Quote
Perhaps, heed your own advice and embrace and celebrate diversity.
Ha! Take "yes" for an answer already! Another "got ya!" that embarrassingly ain't.  The fragility of your ego is a marvel to behold. I shudder to think where you'd be without your li'l buddies around here to prop you up.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: DrakeTungsten on August 10, 2018, 10:34:49 pm
I'd be chuffy if someone can explain to me what the joke Drake said in the Star Trek thread , and how it was funny.

Donít bring that ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- to this thread, bro
If only everybody was as obedient as Mike!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 10, 2018, 11:13:49 pm
I'd be chuffy if someone can explain to me what the joke Drake said in the Star Trek thread , and how it was funny.

Donít bring that ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- to this thread, bro
If only everybody was as obedient as Mike!


Dude you can't post that immediately after the last post you made directly above it that we can all read and probably all read immediately before that one. 


I think we've all learned that none of us are mature enough to talk about Star Trek, so let's just leave it at that. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: DrakeTungsten on August 10, 2018, 11:16:21 pm
Nice distraction, bro. Run with it!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on August 11, 2018, 12:09:08 am
I was asking anyone to explain, didnt have to be you. 

I saw all your text, I couldn't decipher what was intended to be humorous. I'll just chalk it up to "I don't get it"
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on August 11, 2018, 12:25:38 am
I appreciate the encouragement, and your general enthusiasm for the hobby. Thanks.

Musta took a wrong turn at Albuquerque...
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: thomas_surles on August 13, 2018, 08:56:50 pm
Went to the joystick arcade bar in Atlanta this past Saturday. Finally got to play a cramped 4 player game of gauntlet and turtles in time. Also the ms pacman game was super fast for some reason but made for a more fun game.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on August 15, 2018, 02:43:39 pm
First vacation in 3 years....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: gamepimp on August 15, 2018, 03:45:59 pm
Enjoy the time off. Looks like a pretty good start to me.  :applaud:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on August 15, 2018, 03:48:17 pm
Is it really a vacation if you don't travel anywhere?
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on August 15, 2018, 04:09:11 pm
Is it really a vacation if you don't travel anywhere?

staycation.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on August 15, 2018, 06:14:38 pm
Is it really a vacation if you don't travel anywhere?

I know you're being hateful and envious, but this is 3 hours out into the hill country.  Looks nothing like Houston.  Maybe someday you'll get to enjoy it.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on August 15, 2018, 10:09:18 pm
Envious yes! Having a beer by the water on a nice day sounds perfect to me.
Hateful, no.  I'm glad you're enjoying your time-off.

One day I'd like to revisit Texas, I've only been to Austin which I know is not really like regular Texas, but I had a blast there.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on August 16, 2018, 10:24:49 am
Nah... Austin is just like the rest of Texas, albeit a bit weirder...
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on August 16, 2018, 07:18:27 pm
Have to agree with Neph there.  Someone usually tries to sell me drugs, clones my credit card, or attempts the white van speaker scam every time I visit.  Other than that, mostly the same.



Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on August 23, 2018, 12:47:31 am
This chuffs me to no end, especially when you see who posted it...
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180823/709cc42a6022706fb3d659fbb6740b52.png)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 23, 2018, 01:13:20 am
heh.

Jolene... Jolene... Jolene.... Jolene!

Nobody under 45 is gonna get that.  I'm from WV, so the works of Dolly Parton were issued to me along with my birth certificate.  ;)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on August 23, 2018, 07:19:54 am
I'm chuffed Ond is back.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jdbailey1206 on August 23, 2018, 07:30:14 am
Nobody under 45 is gonna get that.  I'm from WV, so the works of Dolly Parton were issued to me along with my birth certificate.

38 here and I didn't even read the rest of the meme.  I wish I knew you were from WV Howard.  I just spent a full year there in '15 for work and was bored out of my mind daily looking for something to do.  Oh well.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 23, 2018, 01:26:39 pm
Yeah people wonder why half the state is on drugs....


I wouldn't have been much fun then anyway.  I was at the height of my medical issues that year.  Not fun at all. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on August 23, 2018, 03:31:00 pm
You ever going to detail those medical issues or just keep offhandedly referring to them?

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 23, 2018, 03:37:57 pm
I talked about them several times man.  Thyroid and kidney problems coupled with migraines.  I'm fairly ok now in that regard. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on August 23, 2018, 03:41:39 pm
That sucks.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 23, 2018, 03:46:42 pm
Eh everybody our age seems to have problems so I try to keep that into perspective.  At one time I was seeing 4 specialists and now I'm down to one for the migraines, so I call that a win. 


Our friend eds1275 is having a real bad time.  :(
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on August 23, 2018, 04:06:00 pm
My dad swears by pomegranate juice as causing a huge reduction in the frequency and severity of migraines.  I knew some scientists studying it 10 years ago and turned him on to it.

You can buy the concentrate and dump a tablespoon in iced tea once a day and it's actually quite good.   Might be worth a shot for $15.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 23, 2018, 04:21:11 pm
Hey I'll try it.  Couldn't hurt. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Drnick on August 23, 2018, 04:27:50 pm
heh.

Jolene... Jolene... Jolene.... Jolene!

Nobody under 45 is gonna get that.  I'm from WV, so the works of Dolly Parton were issued to me along with my birth certificate.  ;)

I'm chuffed I got the Joke before seeing who posted it and before you started internet singing :) But yeah over 45, just :)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Vigo on August 23, 2018, 07:29:17 pm
I'm under 35 and get that. But I am not typical for my age.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on August 23, 2018, 07:53:23 pm
My dad swears by pomegranate juice as causing a huge reduction in the frequency and severity of migraines.  I knew some scientists studying it 10 years ago and turned him on to it.

You can buy the concentrate and dump a tablespoon in iced tea once a day and it's actually quite good.   Might be worth a shot for $15.

 :cheers:
Yeah! It's the antioxidants, pomegranates are loaded with 'em. It's another one of those power-foods (like Honey, Avocados, Ginger, Turmeric).

Not only are antioxidants good for your skin, and can reduce the risk of cancer, but studies have shown that it helps reduce the severity and frequency of migraines for those who are susceptible to them.

Definitely try upping your antioxidant intake for a month or two. It's one of those home remedies from the holistic folks. I personally try to get my antioxidant intake from red wine as much as I can...   ;)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on August 23, 2018, 08:40:42 pm
Buttermilk pancakes with butter and syrup. The ultimate superfood.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jdbailey1206 on August 23, 2018, 09:35:04 pm
Buttermilk pancakes with butter and syrup. The ultimate superfood.
Memories of my grandmother making buttermilk crepes makes me super chuffed.  She was an awesome baker and made mouth watering fried chicken in an electric skillet.
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Post by: pbj on August 23, 2018, 11:23:57 pm
Grandmas and those electric skillets are no joke.  Probably a big contributor to my obesity.

You ought to try frying your own chicken.  I bust out the oil whenever my wife leaves town and I've gotten pretty good at it.
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Post by: jdbailey1206 on August 24, 2018, 07:38:38 am
You ought to try frying your own chicken.

Cooking and I don't get along.  I'm horrible.  That is why I married my wife.  I'm good at baking.  We make a good team.  I bake and she cooks.

Funny story.  My father in law told my mother in law that my wifes fried chicken was way better than hers one night.  Needless to say the rest of the night was quite awkward.
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Post by: pbj on August 24, 2018, 07:40:29 pm
River last week... Beach this week....

 :cheers:
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Post by: Mike A on August 25, 2018, 01:50:16 am
I met up with Vigo in Minneapolis. We had a freakin' great time.
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Post by: Vigo on August 25, 2018, 11:14:39 pm
I met up with Vigo in Minneapolis. We had a freakin' great time.

Was a blast! Mike is a great guy and knows how to party!
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Post by: Howard_Casto on August 31, 2018, 12:08:00 am
Had a horrible day.  Took a few minutes for myself to check out a new thrift store that opened up.  Got two NIB ps2 gamepads for 5 bucks  pop.  The lady that works there says they get stuff in daily, so I can look forward to buying more stuff I don't need.  :)
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Post by: Nephasth on August 31, 2018, 12:48:19 am
Had a horrible day. 

How... Chuffy...
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Post by: yotsuya on September 01, 2018, 09:53:38 am
Making the pilgrimage out to the Museum of Pinball to fix stuff! Pix later!
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Post by: yotsuya on September 01, 2018, 10:01:47 am
Had a horrible day. 

How... Chuffy...
Look at your post number!!!! Aieeeeee!
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Post by: pbj on September 02, 2018, 11:37:17 am
Pi Zero Ws are $5 at Microcenter again. I was there buying paper and did the "I've never met this strange woman before in my life" routine and left with two. Plan is to upgrade one of my Pi Carts, and stick the non wifi one inside a cabinet.

I just leave one of those carts on 24/7 and keep a  wireless controller on my nightstand. It's totally tits.

 :cheers:
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Post by: pbj on September 02, 2018, 02:56:20 pm
So, I read that you can put your fitbit on your ankle while at the grocery store. I don't recommend doing it while wearing shorts. But it does keep parents  and their kids far, far away.
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Post by: Ond on September 02, 2018, 05:54:57 pm
Chuffed! because I've been invited to check out a private collectorís pinball and pop culture collection.  If he lets me, I'll take some pics.  I have no contacts for pinball machines here in Aussie land but this guy has many.  Maybe I can get myself some old broken down thing and fix it up.  Surely that wouldnít be that expensive a project?   
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Post by: Nephasth on September 02, 2018, 10:35:42 pm
Chuffed! because I've been invited to check out a private collectorís pinball and pop culture collection.  If he lets me, I'll take some pics.  I have no contacts for pinball machines here in Aussie land but this guy has many.  Maybe I can get myself some old broken down thing and fix it up.  Surely that wouldnít be that expensive a project?

1 leads to 2... then they multiply.
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Post by: pbj on September 03, 2018, 08:58:34 am
It settles around 5. 
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Post by: Ond on September 03, 2018, 01:37:16 pm
Owning just one pinball machine would be a whole new world for me.  But I'm wary of buying shiny things that just end up on ebay. I'll have you guys to advise me when I'm ready to part with the cash.
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Post by: Ian on September 03, 2018, 04:15:35 pm
Owning just one pinball machine would be a whole new world for me.  But I'm wary of buying shiny things that just end up on ebay. I'll have you guys to advise me when I'm ready to part with the cash.

Pinball is so damn pricey, especially great pinball. I am slowly saving for my second Pinball machine because one is not enough.
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Post by: Nephasth on September 03, 2018, 04:16:36 pm
Owning just one pinball machine would be a whole new world for me.  But I'm wary of buying shiny things that just end up on ebay. I'll have you guys to advise me when I'm ready to part with the cash.

Pinball is so damn pricey, especially great pinball. I am slowly saving for my second Pinball machine because one is not enough.

Don't confuse great pinball with popular pinball. TAF ain't that great.
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Post by: nexusmtz on September 04, 2018, 01:15:26 am
Got Q*bert downstairs today. :) I'll get the monitor fixed properly some day, but for now at least it's where it belongs.
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Post by: yotsuya on September 04, 2018, 02:50:53 am
Got Q*bert downstairs today. :) I'll get the monitor fixed properly some day, but for now at least it's where it belongs.

Looks great, Jim! Whatís up with the monitor?
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Post by: nexusmtz on September 04, 2018, 04:16:19 am
Looks great, Jim! Whatís up with the monitor?
Thanks! I just updated my thread (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,158056.0.html) on the monitor's color problem. Half of the color range is stuck full-on. As is frequently the case, half-working is proving harder to diagnose than not-working-at-all.
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Post by: Mike A on September 04, 2018, 04:59:42 am
Q Bert looks good down there.
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Post by: nexusmtz on September 04, 2018, 08:15:44 pm
Thank you, Mike! :cheers:
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Post by: yotsuya on September 07, 2018, 11:01:24 pm
Current view...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180908/a8ae5e036c80fef3b641ab0b636ad71a.jpg)
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Post by: Mike A on September 08, 2018, 05:14:02 am
Nice. I don't follow baseball anymore, but a day at the ballpark is still awesome.
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Post by: pbj on September 09, 2018, 10:22:51 pm
School starts and the breeders disappear.  My favorite time of year....

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Post by: pbj on September 10, 2018, 01:45:04 pm
Currently on the front page of Reddit.

 :lol

https://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/9enp07/built_my_first_arcade_machine/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/9enp07/built_my_first_arcade_machine/)
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Post by: yotsuya on September 10, 2018, 01:56:01 pm
Currently on the front page of Reddit.

 :lol

https://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/9enp07/built_my_first_arcade_machine/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/9enp07/built_my_first_arcade_machine/)

Damn, that looks like ass. Which one of you built it?
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Post by: jdbailey1206 on September 10, 2018, 02:14:26 pm
Hipster level 100 for that Blue Moon in the cup holder.
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Post by: Howard_Casto on September 10, 2018, 04:27:47 pm
Words fail me.  It's like staring into a really poorly designed sun. 
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Post by: pbj on September 10, 2018, 06:05:13 pm
Hipster level 100 for that Blue Moon in the cup holder.

Are we not allowed to like Blue Moon now?  I like it.

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Post by: yotsuya on September 10, 2018, 07:05:42 pm
I will give him style points for the esoteric line-dot design. Itís a million times better than a collage of Ďroided out characters standing there looking pissed. Cheers, hipster.
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Post by: opt2not on September 10, 2018, 07:37:05 pm
Hipster level 100 for that Blue Moon in the cup holder.

Are we not allowed to like Blue Moon now?  I like it.

Drink what you dig bro...drink what you dig.
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Post by: Ond on September 10, 2018, 10:32:21 pm
Today while driving around on my job I spied a rear projection tv put out for hard rubbish collection.  I want the parts out of one of these for my projects.  I hope its there tonight when I drive around with my trailer.  Chuffed if I score it intact.
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Post by: Howard_Casto on September 10, 2018, 11:19:28 pm
Ok I'll bite..... what are you gonna build? 
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Post by: Ond on September 11, 2018, 01:05:52 am
Ok I'll bite..... what are you gonna build?

I'm going to salvage various parts from the projector TV.  Mainly the screen and some of the optics.  The projectors in them were rubbish so not interested in them even if they work.

I want to cut up the screen and use part of it for a table top gaming platform.  Some small parts will go into my RoToron project also.   The unit is just on the curb with some other junk at the front of someones place.   The raid is on for tonight, I'll dress in black and approach with headlights off.

                     Then I'll knock on the door and politely ask if I can cart it away  :lol  Wish me luck.
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Post by: pbj on September 11, 2018, 11:49:16 am
Started beer school last night.

 :cheers:
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Post by: thomas_surles on September 11, 2018, 12:09:06 pm
Started beer school last night.

 :cheers:
I'll take a sixer
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Post by: pbj on September 11, 2018, 12:16:30 pm
That class lasted 4 hours and there was no end in sight to the beer samples. 

10:30pm.... "Who wants to crack open a 7 year old semi-dry mead?"  ---maternal-smurf---, you know every single one of us wants you to open that bottle.

It was an interesting dilemma.  Nobody had eaten dinner because how long could this class possibly take.  Yet there's a counter covered in craft beer.  But now it's 11pm.

 :dunno





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Post by: Howard_Casto on September 11, 2018, 01:53:29 pm
Ok I'll bite..... what are you gonna build?

I'm going to salvage various parts from the projector TV.  Mainly the screen and some of the optics.  The projectors in them were rubbish so not interested in them even if they work.

I want to cut up the screen and use part of it for a table top gaming platform.  Some small parts will go into my RoToron project also.   The unit is just on the curb with some other junk at the front of someones place.   The raid is on for tonight, I'll dress in black and approach with headlights off.

                     Then I'll knock on the door and politely ask if I can cart it away  :lol  Wish me luck.

Cool. 
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Post by: yo1dog on September 11, 2018, 02:19:37 pm
So, I am not sure what "Chuffy" means, but this thread sure is positive! I'll give it a try:

My 3rd son was born (my poor wife is very outnumbered) and I got to drop my first son off at is very first day of school. That was great.

We had a blast at the wife's 27th birthday party. Got to see a lot of old friends I had not seen in a while.

I got some new tools for the shop including a brand new Powermatic 8" 2HP jointer with a helical cutterhead and parallelogram table. This beast has an 82" bed and weighs 600lbs! It was not fun muscling it off the pallet and onto the mobile base by myself by hand (I don't have a forklift or hoist or anything). Good thing I have been hitting the gym pretty hard. But boy does it run like a dream.

At my job, 3 people on our small team quit at the same time. I was able to turn that in my favor and got a promotion and a nice 20% raise (though it is actually less because I went up a tax bracket... 28% tax sure looks like a lot on paper). I also get to hire a few more people.

I started a new arcade project (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,158076.0.html). We'll see if this one actually gets built. I think I enjoy designing cabs as much as I enjoy building them.

I added a few new pieces to my Zelda/Nintendo collection. Nothing rare or exciting, but I love them.

I also added a few new rifles to the armory. I basically stole a brand new LWRC M6A2 for $1300 (these older models were hand made in the USA). It is the DEA edition too. It has a pretty sweet short-stroke piston system. I threw a Leopold LCO red dot sight on it and it shoots like a dream - especially for the price.

(http://i.imgur.com/ESyGXmdm.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/ESyGXmd.jpg)

The wife and I finally got our LTCs (license to carry). The class was actually pretty fun. Plus, my stainless Springfield 1911 caught some attention at the range during the marksmanship test :laugh:.

Also, it sounds like there are some homebrewers on here. My last batch of IPA was troublesome... it turned out decent and alcoholic... so not all bad! ;D
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Post by: Mike A on September 11, 2018, 02:26:22 pm
IPA? Why don't you just drink a Natural Light, piss in a bottle, drink the piss, and piss that out into a bottle. You will still have a better beer than any IPA. That crap is a crime against beer.
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Post by: yo1dog on September 11, 2018, 02:30:50 pm
IPA? Why don't you just drink a Natural Light, piss in a bottle, drink the piss, and piss that out into a bottle. You will still have a better beer than any IPA. That crap is a crime against beer.

I wonder if you are a supertaster. That's a real thing (for real (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supertaster)). Supertasters usually no not like IPAs. My older brother says they taste like licking a pine tree. :cheers:

I like pretty much all beer except the in-between styles like pilsners.
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Post by: pbj on September 11, 2018, 02:32:56 pm
You probably hate cilantro, too.

Anyway, apparently IPAs, double IPAs, sours, and hazy wheat ipas are old and busted and brut ipa is the new hotness.  Houston has so many breweries now it's unbelievable and this whole thing is going to crash and burn hard.

But, hey.  $12.50 a class, why the hell not.



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Post by: Mike A on September 11, 2018, 02:35:33 pm
It is like drinking a bottle of perfume. I can drink pretty much anything. IPAs are the only beer I really hate to drink.

I love cilantro, just not in my beer.
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Post by: yo1dog on September 11, 2018, 02:55:46 pm
You probably hate cilantro, too.

Anyway, apparently IPAs, double IPAs, sours, and hazy wheat ipas are old and busted and brut ipa is the new hotness.  Houston has so many breweries now it's unbelievable and this whole thing is going to crash and burn hard.

But, hey.  $12.50 a class, why the hell not.

Austin is the same. There are 3 breweries on the street that I work on (and another opening soon) and about 6 within a few blocks. I don't think anything is going to "crash and burn", but the space is defiantly very competitive so you see small breweries pop up and fail pretty quickly and often. Maybe if the demand for craft beer falls, but that seems unlikely (unless you think it's just a fad?)


It is like drinking a bottle of perfume. I can drink pretty much anything. IPAs are the only beer I really hate to drink.

I love cilantro, just not in my beer.

Hmm, a cilantro beer eh? Oh my it exists: https://untappd.com/b/westfax-brewing-company-cilantro-lime-ale/2117459

I hear you man. I'll drink anything except sours. Now THAT is a crap is a crime against beer.
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Post by: jdbailey1206 on September 11, 2018, 02:56:12 pm
I hate fruit beers.  There is a reason the phrase 'hold the garbage' was coined.
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Post by: Howard_Casto on September 11, 2018, 03:12:35 pm
Hey I don't drink so I think your all nuts.   Arguments about beer are like arguments about Star Trek... the only way to win is not to play. 
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Post by: BadMouth on September 11, 2018, 03:41:22 pm
The happy hours at brewpubs around here have been getting cheaper because of the competition.
The oldest brewpub has some of their staple beers for $1.75/pint 4-7pm on weekdays.

Two or three of them have moved onto making liquor, but it all sucks because none of it is aged.

Give me Belgian anything, including Blue Moon.
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Post by: yo1dog on September 11, 2018, 04:12:19 pm
Give me Belgian anything, including Blue Moon.

New Belgium's Fat Tire (belgian-style ale) is one of my go-to beers. I love almost everything New Belgium makes. One of my favorite breweries.
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Post by: pbj on September 11, 2018, 04:29:01 pm
Fat Tire was good but they got cheap or changed ingredients or something.

And, yes, craft beer is a total fad.  How many martini and cigar bars you seeing nowadays?  That ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- was everywhere 10-12 years ago.  Enjoy it while it lasts, all it's going to take is chubby girls cutting carbs out of our diets again to kill it.





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Post by: gamepimp on September 11, 2018, 04:47:48 pm
Enjoy it while it lasts, all it's going to take is chubby girls cutting carbs out of our diets again to kill it.

:laugh2:
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Post by: yo1dog on September 11, 2018, 05:01:04 pm
And, yes, craft beer is a total fad.  How many martini and cigar bars you seeing nowadays?  That ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- was everywhere 10-12 years ago.  Enjoy it while it lasts, all it's going to take is chubby girls cutting carbs out of our diets again to kill it.

Hmm. Maybe it's not coincidence that craft beer become popular around the same time as "dad bods". :lol

At least one of the reasons cigar bars are not around anymore is because they not allowed (at least in Austin). Can't smoke anywhere that is open to the public unless you are grandfathered in (yes even on private property). ::) That said, there are still a good number of cigar rollers and clubs in Austin.

We need to figure out how to get rid of some of these ridiculous laws governing smoking and alcohol sales.
:soapbox:
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Post by: opt2not on September 11, 2018, 11:27:38 pm
Ugh Craft Beer, aka beer that has an over abundance of hops, or weird fruit infusions.
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Post by: pbj on September 11, 2018, 11:59:24 pm
Culture is dictated by women under 25, once they all cycle back to Atkins it's over.  Enjoy those craft beers and fried food over French fries food trucks while you still can.
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Post by: Slippyblade on September 12, 2018, 12:59:11 am
I don't like most beers, love pales and hefeweizen though.  My buddy owns a brewpub though, so I get good stuff from him.
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Post by: pbj on September 12, 2018, 10:14:53 am
Finally sat down and beat Sega Spiderman for what I think is the first time ever. 

God, what a turd.

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Post by: Malenko on September 12, 2018, 11:36:09 am
Finally sat down and beat Sega Spiderman for what I think is the first time ever. 

God, what a turd.

the only thing I remember about the game besides all the wild scrolling, was the Venom fight, which was epic at the time cause you were fighting some other boss at the same time (lizard? green goblin? been too long)

Didnt your health also count down ala Gauntlet?
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Post by: Mike A on September 12, 2018, 11:55:36 am
My kids loved that game when they were little. I will try to dig out a pic of them playing it.
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Post by: pbj on September 12, 2018, 11:57:53 am
Health continuously counts down, there are no weapons to pick up, your super attack drains health but does not stop bosses doing an attack, you basically fight nothing but Shy Guys, sound effects are awful. 

It's a shame because the art is really cool.  Oh well, at least it's scratched off the list now.

 :cheers:
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Post by: jdbailey1206 on September 12, 2018, 02:26:21 pm
Don't ask me why but I love this type of game.  The whole FF, TMNT, XMen, yadda yadda.  Just found out the other day they made one that was based on Alien vs Predator.  Mind numbing, side scrolling violence.
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Post by: pbj on September 12, 2018, 02:30:12 pm
Alien Vs Predator is probably the best one. 
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Post by: Malenko on September 12, 2018, 02:47:57 pm
Alien Vs Predator is probably the best one.

Overall, yeah.  Weapons pick ups and drops are well balanced, guns are a part of the game with an understandable limitation. I also like the 2 DnD games but AvP is more fun. only thing AvP is missing, is a 4th player.

Shout out to the Punisher too for being awesome.
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Post by: yotsuya on September 12, 2018, 02:50:14 pm
Don't ask me why but I love this type of game.  The whole FF, TMNT, XMen, yadda yadda.  Just found out the other day they made one that was based on Alien vs Predator.  Mind numbing, side scrolling violence.

Says a LOT about you now. Makes sense. :cheers:
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Post by: pbj on September 12, 2018, 02:55:49 pm
Punisher is another one I need to knock off my list.  Drunk friend hit the EXIT button my control panel 2/3s of the way through.   :P
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Post by: Mike A on September 12, 2018, 02:59:47 pm
You deserve that for having an EXIT button on your control panel. ;D
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Post by: Nephasth on September 12, 2018, 03:01:32 pm
No love for Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon? :'(
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Post by: jdbailey1206 on September 12, 2018, 03:31:38 pm
No love for Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon? :'(

Sailor Moon was always broken at my arcade growing up.  I had to resort to The Simpsons.
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Post by: pbj on September 12, 2018, 09:19:36 pm
Played through Punisher while pumping my little legs on an exercise bike. I'd peg it top of mid tier in the genre. Too many weapons flopping around everywhere but it's fun.  Craps all over Spider-Man.
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Post by: Howard_Casto on September 12, 2018, 09:30:05 pm
Have you tried C.O.W. boys of Moo Mesa yet?   Very underappreciated.  Beat em ups are probably my favorite genre as far as arcade games go.  I played through Night Slashers the other day.... fairly terrible, but getting to see all the monsters and stuff was fun. 

So I found a colecovision controller at goodwill today and I managed to save (buy) it before they threw it out.  I don't even have a colecovision, but saving it made my day.  It's the little things I guess.  I'll probably rig up an Arduino to make it work on the pc. 
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Post by: Mike A on September 12, 2018, 09:40:27 pm
I have a Wild West Cowboys of Moo Mesa PCB in my Candy Cab right now. I really like it. It is eventually going into a proper 4 player cab once I get around to fixing the cab up pretty. My candy cab will house fighting games eventually.
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Post by: opt2not on September 12, 2018, 10:14:02 pm
I like Moo Mesa. And Bucky O Hare, while weíre at it.

But my favourite wild and wacky beat-em-up has got to be Ninja Baseball Batman. Great art style, very different from all others of that genre.
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Post by: Mike A on September 12, 2018, 10:39:19 pm
Yeah. That game is hilarious.
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Post by: Howard_Casto on September 12, 2018, 10:51:38 pm
Yeah I always forget about that one for some reason.  It gets pretty nuts fairly quickly in terms of the art style and character designs. 
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Post by: pbj on September 12, 2018, 11:04:18 pm
I'll give Moo Mesa another look.

If we're going down the "silly" path I'm not sure anything beats Pu Li Ru La...
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Post by: Howard_Casto on September 13, 2018, 02:20:40 am
Is that the one with the vagina house?
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Post by: Malenko on September 13, 2018, 09:00:43 am
Played through Punisher while pumping my little legs on an exercise bike. I'd peg it top of mid tier in the genre. Too many weapons flopping around everywhere but it's fun.  Craps all over Spider-Man.



For sure, its definitely top of the mid tier, but you can tell it was the basis for the gun play for AvP.
Simpsons gets flack for being such a weird IP to use for a beat em up, but the 2 player team up mechanic is really well done even if inflating balloons between rounds is silly.
Denjin Makai series has more special moves than street fighter and a lot of odd humor.
Revenge of Death Adder is the best Golden Axe by far and while a genesis exclusive, I *really REALLY* like Cyborg Justice.  You can rip parts off of your opponent and put them on your robot.
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Post by: Vigo on September 13, 2018, 03:50:05 pm
No mention of Sunset Riders yet? That was my fav.
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Post by: opt2not on September 13, 2018, 04:46:13 pm
No mention of Sunset Riders yet? That was my fav.
Thatís not a brawler.

But, which Sunset Riders version is better the Arcade, or SNES?

I only ask because the port of Turtles in Time is vastly superior to its arcade counterpart.
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Post by: Titchgamer on September 13, 2018, 05:11:47 pm
No mention of Sunset Riders yet? That was my fav.
Thatís not a brawler.

But, which Sunset Riders version is better the Arcade, or SNES?

I only ask because the port of Turtles in Time is vastly superior to its arcade counterpart.

Arcade hands down.

As for brawlers its common knowledge SOR2 is the king of the fighters :D
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Post by: opt2not on September 13, 2018, 06:14:56 pm
btw., Nintendo just announced a Capcom beat-em-up bundle to be released on Switch sometime this year (i think) on the Nintendo Direct.. It has 7 games, ranging from Knights of the Round to Final Fight, they also mentioned Battle Circuit will be on it (first time it's been ever ported?).

The emulation shader looked not like ass, but I'd want to see it live before passing judgement.
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Post by: Malenko on September 13, 2018, 06:38:00 pm
Woah, battle circuit? Rice.
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Post by: Howard_Casto on September 13, 2018, 09:29:47 pm
Dang.  Now if they could only get these studios to pull their heads out of their butts and give them the rights to Alien and Predator again so they can release AvP
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Post by: Howard_Casto on September 13, 2018, 09:32:11 pm
No mention of Sunset Riders yet? That was my fav.
Thatís not a brawler.

But, which Sunset Riders version is better the Arcade, or SNES?

I only ask because the port of Turtles in Time is vastly superior to its arcade counterpart.

Eh by that logic neither is Moo Mesa....

Most people seem to think the SNES version is, again, the superior port.  I don't have a dog in this fight though so I couldn't tell you from personal experience. 
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Post by: HaRuMaN on September 14, 2018, 11:47:26 am
Saw Nine Inch Nails for the first time last night...  cross another off the list!   :applaud:
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Post by: pbj on September 14, 2018, 11:51:37 am
Saw Nine Inch Nails for the first time last night...  cross another off the list!   :applaud:

Nice.  I give him massive credit for Pretty Hate Machine but don't really care for most of his other stuff.  I think that album he produced for Marilyn Manson is the best one either of them have done.

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Post by: Mike A on September 14, 2018, 12:22:13 pm
I saw NIN in college at U of I. He had some freak show open for him. It was a great performance by NIN. I agree with PBJ. I am really tired of hearing "closer" every time NIN is mentioned. Pretty Hate Machine is where my interest starts and ends.
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Post by: HaRuMaN on September 14, 2018, 12:33:52 pm
Pretty Hate Machine is by far my favorite album.  They played Head Like a Hole...
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Post by: BadMouth on September 14, 2018, 04:15:09 pm
One of my favorite bands, but I never listen to it because it's depressing.
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Post by: opt2not on September 14, 2018, 04:16:57 pm
I'm not much of a NIN fan, but I do like Johnny Cash's cover of Hurt. Does that count?
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Post by: Nephasth on September 14, 2018, 05:57:14 pm
Misread...
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Post by: Vigo on September 15, 2018, 06:29:11 am
No mention of Sunset Riders yet? That was my fav.
Thatís not a brawler.

But, which Sunset Riders version is better the Arcade, or SNES?

I only ask because the port of Turtles in Time is vastly superior to its arcade counterpart.

Eh by that logic neither is Moo Mesa....

Most people seem to think the SNES version is, again, the superior port.  I don't have a dog in this fight though so I couldn't tell you from personal experience. 

I look it as a brawler where your character was smart enough to bring a gun.  ;D

Arcade is better for Sunset Riders.
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Post by: pbj on September 15, 2018, 11:36:26 pm
So this one was weird. I remember not playing it in my college food court arcade because I was afraid a girl would see me playing it. Sure enough my wife wanders out and was intrigued enough to watch me play through a few stages. Some things I liked, some I didn't. Worth playing.

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Post by: Howard_Casto on September 16, 2018, 12:24:52 am
Well if you haven't cleaned out the Konami beat-em-up section then it's time to fire up Bucky O' Hare.  It came out the same year, very similar mechanics, ect.   

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Post by: Drnick on September 19, 2018, 03:32:15 am
After what seems like an eternity It's time for my annual holiday,  also known by the wife as the Annual Disney pilgrimage. Starting today I have 1 month off of work. Fly out to Orlando tomorrow morning at some stupidly early time. All the packing is done, Shorts and T shirts all the way for the next 3 weeks.  It's a shame that DisneyQuest is gone but I guess I'll go to Dave and Busters and see what the latest rail gunners are :)
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Post by: Mike A on September 19, 2018, 05:25:02 am
Disney sucks. Go to Universal Studios.
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Post by: jdbailey1206 on September 19, 2018, 08:22:54 am
Disney sucks. Go to Universal Studios.
Damn bro thats harsh.  I had a good time when I took my daughter to Disney World last year.  I don't do good in crowds and expected to be on edge the whole time but it was fun.  Next time I am getting the wrist bands.  We could only fast track three attractions at a time.
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Post by: Mike A on September 19, 2018, 08:42:34 am
I was never a Disney fan. My kids aren't Disney fans. I guess that could be part of the problem. My favorite part was hanging out in the campgrounds. I had a cabin and my parents had their RV. The kids were little and they loved the RV. My wife and I had the cabin mostly to ourselves. We met some other people and we grilled out every night.

I took my kids to Universal a couple years ago and we had a great time. They were 15 and 18 at the time. We stayed at the Hard Rock. Their system for early ride entry is way better than that fast track Disney had at the time. At Universal we waltzed onto rides and attractions with little wait time and we didn't have to strategically plan out our day. Disney may have changed their system by now. The water park at Universal was a waste of time. Too much waiting around. For some reason they had a different system than the other 2 Universal parks. We left after an hour.

I am glad you had fun at Disney. Just because I didn't like it, that doesn't mean I don't want anyone else to like it. My wife loved it.

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Post by: Howard_Casto on September 19, 2018, 01:40:35 pm
Disney sucks. Go to Universal Studios.


What he said.  Went to Disney and Universal in my teenage years..... Universal, while very tame was fun.... Disney seemed to be geared towards toddlers and perpetual 8 year olds.  Keep in mind I was very much a Disney fan at the time and I still found it underwhelming. 


That being said, just skip them both and go to Cedar Point.  They have actual rides in their park ass opposed to infinate stage shows and have some of the best coasters on the planet. 
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Post by: jdbailey1206 on September 19, 2018, 01:53:01 pm
Disney sucks. Go to Universal Studios.
That being said, just skip them both and go to Cedar Point.

Yeah.  I have to veto Cedar Point.  Probably because I went too many times growing up.  Waiting in long lines in the heat for little pay out?  Narp.
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Post by: Howard_Casto on September 19, 2018, 01:59:15 pm
Ok how about Busch Gardens?  They have a good park as well.  tbh though I can't think of a single good park that doesn't have crazy long lines, Disney included. 
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Post by: pbj on September 19, 2018, 02:09:34 pm
Used to enjoy going to Fiesta Texas during the offseason.  No lines and the workers were so damn stoned you could basically do anything.  Had a season pass for awhile and was always getting cheap/free tickets.  Got to be that you'd recognize the performers and go, "this is the third year in a row I've seen that blond sing boogie woogie santa claus for minimum wage..."  Anyway, nice diversion for 2 or 3 hours and it was only about a 20 minute drive.

Sea World, though, meh.  The last time I went, I got to listen to how killer whales have a range in nature of thousands of miles while I watched one swim around in circles in a tiny swimming pool.  That was it for me.  Blackfish is a great documentary if you like listening to crazy, attractive people talk.



Houston.. well... AstroWorld is now a parking lot for the Houston rodeo.  And we've got some scammer that's been raising money for "Dinosaur Land" for at least 20 years.

 :cheers:

EDIT: The dinosaur scam is still going....  :lol

http://www.earthquestadventures.com/ (http://www.earthquestadventures.com/)


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Post by: opt2not on September 19, 2018, 02:21:14 pm
Never been to Disney World (or East Coast America for that matter).  But Disney Land is great, especially California Adventure.  Love being able to drink while waiting in line for the rides.
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Post by: yotsuya on September 19, 2018, 02:27:17 pm
I been to Fiesta Texas. The lazy river was a madhouse.
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Post by: pbj on September 19, 2018, 03:06:59 pm
I been to Fiesta Texas. The lazy river was a madhouse.

Never did the water park.  I actually went once before it was owned by Six Flags.  All that I remember is that was very heavy on song and dance shows and very light on rides.  Thankfully Six Flags fixed that ratio.  Also, the ENTIRE place shuts down if it rains.  Don't be fooled into buying admission anyway.



EDIT: Oh yeah, and it was at Fiesta Texas on Three Kings Day 2008 that I had to be compressed into a ride.  Right on the heels of my wife taking a biology of obesity graduate course.  The beginning of the end of my fat, drunk, and stupid phase.  RIP.   :'(
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Post by: jdbailey1206 on September 19, 2018, 03:36:40 pm
(https://i.giphy.com/media/3oz8xBXJTF1HbUwvO8/giphy.webp)
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Post by: Drnick on September 19, 2018, 04:09:45 pm
Disney sucks. Go to Universal Studios.

Already planned in for a couple of nights halloween horror :)  The only part of Disney I look forward to is the Food and Wine Festival over in Epcot,  I do love drinking my way round the world :)

Ok how about Busch Gardens?  They have a good park as well.  tbh though I can't think of a single good park that doesn't have crazy long lines, Disney included.
Yep going over to Busch, gonna do their howl and scream,  front of line pass so don't care too much about the queues, booked a hotel over the road for the night coz I'll probably have too much to drink whilst there too,  may actually have the balls to go on Sheikra in the dark this year, Cheetah run was bad enough after a few last year.
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Post by: BadMouth on September 22, 2018, 12:55:40 pm
One cool thing about living where there is a lot of German heritage is that they start the Oktoberfests early so they aren't all on the same weekend.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180922/7f6277fc54dba39ebf9b9d6117550742.jpg)
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Post by: Howard_Casto on September 22, 2018, 04:54:32 pm
I needed a new external for my xbox and for once in my life the stars aligned and they had a sale when I needed something.  Picked up a 1TB WD passport for 25 bucks at Office Max.  It's a weird sale... in store only and not even the managers knew about it.  I guess it's where the box has "for mac" branding.  Transferring games now and I'll now have enough room to install my xbox/xb360 games.... so I'm chuffed about that.
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Post by: pbj on September 27, 2018, 09:50:09 pm
So turns out IDE cables are kinda rare and expensive now.

I redid an IDE hard drive cable tonight. Pulled one out of a 15 year old PC in a scrap pile. Had to remove, flip, and reclamp one of the connectors. Been a good 10 years or so...

But now my original Xbox has an ATA 100 cable in it and appears to be booting more reliably for now.

Bucky OHare was another weird one...

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Post by: Howard_Casto on September 28, 2018, 12:52:35 am
I don't think I ever went all the way through that one..... need to fire it up. 
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Post by: opt2not on September 28, 2018, 01:13:34 am
I like that one, the art is fantastic all around, and the shooting works because the pace of the game is pretty quick.
I also like the NES version, even though itís a completely different game. Tough as nails though.

I redid an IDE hard drive cable tonight. Pulled one out of a 15 year old PC in a scrap pile. Had to remove, flip, and reclamp one of the connectors. Been a good 10 years or so...
Do you test continuity for your cables? Or just wing it? I plug mine into headers and test each pin one by one with itís neighbouring pins. Itís tedious and perhaps thereís an easier way, but Iím paranoid about my crimps being off.
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Post by: pbj on September 28, 2018, 10:31:35 am
I like that one, the art is fantastic all around, and the shooting works because the pace of the game is pretty quick.
I also like the NES version, even though itís a completely different game. Tough as nails though.

The NES version continues the fine Nintendo tradition of being nothing like the arcade game.

Yes, it's quick.  I couldn't quite ever figure out where my character's hit box was.  The voice recordings are hilariously bad... pretty sure it was the programmers doing the voices at their desk.  You even get a nice loud pop when the mic cuts off at the end of their lines.  A couple of the characters seemed professionally done, though.  I guess it gets the job done but when you compare it to Simpsons or X-Men it's definitely a step down.

Quote
Do you test continuity for your cables? Or just wing it? I plug mine into headers and test each pin one by one with itís neighbouring pins. Itís tedious and perhaps thereís an easier way, but Iím paranoid about my crimps being off.

And here I was all proud of myself for clamping it in a vise instead of going side to side with a pair of pliers like back in the old days.  Dude, crimp and test it by plugging it in.  The pin layout is such that it's fry proof.

 :cheers:
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Post by: BadMouth on September 28, 2018, 08:02:19 pm
At my second Oktoberfest in as many weeks.  Not really a fan of German food, but the beer is good.  Prost!
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Post by: opt2not on September 28, 2018, 09:00:14 pm
And here I was all proud of myself for clamping it in a vise instead of going side to side with a pair of pliers like back in the old days.  Dude, crimp and test it by plugging it in.  The pin layout is such that it's fry proof.
Yeah, I still clamp them with a pair of pliers. Which is why I am paranoid about the pins shorting. But maybe you're right, I should just roll with it and see if it works or not.
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Post by: pbj on September 29, 2018, 09:56:12 pm
Xbox working flawless with that new cable.

Played through Brute Force. Simultaneously awesome and terrible. No ending and it steals your lives when you finish it.


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Post by: pbj on September 29, 2018, 11:40:05 pm
 Also added this to my porch. We're emerging from our air conditioned cocoons in Houston.

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Post by: BadMouth on September 30, 2018, 12:27:17 pm
Also added this to my porch. We're emerging from our air conditioned cocoons in Houston.

The house felt cold in Pennsylvania this morning so I looked at the temperature on the thermostat (which is turned off).
65 degrees.  Somehow in a few months I'll consider that a warm house instead of a chilly one.
 :dunno

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Post by: Slippyblade on September 30, 2018, 03:40:36 pm
I've yet to turn off my AC.  It's set at 80...  Though this hurricane that is pushing into AZ should drop temps a bit.
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Post by: pbj on September 30, 2018, 04:04:45 pm
I leave mine at 75 and pay more in electricity during the summer than I used to pay for rent.  :timebomb:
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Post by: Howard_Casto on September 30, 2018, 04:21:24 pm
I'm not sure if it's my thyroid problems or the Synthroid medication itself, but I'm hot almost all the time now.  AC is still at max most of the time and I still manage to sweat like a pig.  Getting old is a pain in the ass.  Anyway, yeah, my bill is generally high as well. 
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Post by: pbj on September 30, 2018, 09:19:19 pm


They remade wonder boy 3, which is the best 8 bit game you never played. Got it rocking on a Crt.

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Post by: gamepimp on October 01, 2018, 09:37:05 am
I can't tell if I like the new art style of the Wonder Boy remake or the old one better from what I've seen in the pics. For some reason the new style reminds me of those "story" games that have beautifully drawn scenes, but don't really involve actual gameplay.
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Post by: pbj on October 01, 2018, 10:54:58 am
For the most part, the new art works well.  You can toggle back and forth to the old sprites instantly in game, which I find myself doing periodically to make sure I'm not overlooking something.  The original game holds up very well, IMO, and the remake gives you some gentle hints by providing more info about the armor/weapons and their respective abilities.  This must have been in the manual originally because this is one I actually beat back in the day.




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Post by: Ond on October 01, 2018, 10:25:56 pm
Very chuffed to have scored this 27" CRT TV off of the curbside.  I'm working towards the "PBJ Dumpster Diver" award.  I know there is no such award, but there should be  8)  It has RGB component input into which I fed it some test video.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=371645;image)
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=371647;image)

So 27" is at the limits of the largest equivalent arcade monitors ever made I believe.  This unit has a clean sharp image, although if I'm picky there are some convergence errors towards the outer edges.  I ran a DVD THX test calibration video to see more clearly.  You can see some warping of the image in some areas:

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=371649;image)

edge convergence errors

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=371651;image)

Is it difficult to tweak these CRTs for picture symmetry and convergence?  I have plans for this CRT into a future project.

 
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Post by: javeryh on October 04, 2018, 01:02:22 pm
Finally got my favorite Pearl Jam poster framed.  I'm quite pleased.

(https://i.imgur.com/wb4jzSL.jpg)

I bought the poster as the show on May 21, 2010 at MSG (notice the high score) and the setlist (https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/pearl-jam/2010/madison-square-garden-new-york-ny-63d4d29f.html) was awesome.  Coincidentally my youngest daughter was born on the same day 2 years later so the poster has even more meaning to us.  Looks great in the basement with some other concert posters and arcade cabs.
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Post by: JMB on October 04, 2018, 02:13:07 pm
Finally got my favorite Pearl Jam poster framed.  I'm quite pleased.

I bought the poster as the show on May 21, 2010 at MSG (notice the high score) and the setlist (https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/pearl-jam/2010/madison-square-garden-new-york-ny-63d4d29f.html) was awesome.  Coincidentally my youngest daughter was born on the same day 2 years later so the poster has even more meaning to us.  Looks great in the basement with some other concert posters and arcade cabs.

Nice framing and matting on both of those. Did you do it yourself or have it done?
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Post by: javeryh on October 04, 2018, 02:32:37 pm
Finally got my favorite Pearl Jam poster framed.  I'm quite pleased.

I bought the poster as the show on May 21, 2010 at MSG (notice the high score) and the setlist (https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/pearl-jam/2010/madison-square-garden-new-york-ny-63d4d29f.html) was awesome.  Coincidentally my youngest daughter was born on the same day 2 years later so the poster has even more meaning to us.  Looks great in the basement with some other concert posters and arcade cabs.

Nice framing and matting on both of those. Did you do it yourself or have it done?

I had it done at Michael's.  They send me 70% off coupons like 5 times a week it seems so over the last 12 months I've been putting them to good use.  I have one more to go (Camden, 2006) and all of our PJ souvenirs will be framed.  The wife and I see them pretty much whenever they come to NYC (or Philly and sometimes Boston).  I don't have a poster for each show we have been to - they are very hard to get because they print a limited amount and then they sell out immediately.  Usually you have to decide whether to go in early or tailgate for another hour and that decision is always made on the spot and depends on the number of beers I've had at that point :) 

It's a bit mental but whatever - good memories.  I do have other stuff planned to hang on the walls (there is a MSG Radiohead poster down there already).  Movie posters are in the works for Star Wars, Back to the Future and Goonies (the kids voted and I approve!).   :cheers:
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Post by: pbj on October 04, 2018, 04:36:21 pm
Those posters look great!
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Post by: pbj on October 04, 2018, 06:51:07 pm
So turns out Gauntlet Legends was released  on Dreamcast and runs 100% on my 6 year old computer.

Oops.

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Post by: opt2not on October 04, 2018, 06:52:58 pm
It's a solid port as well.  :cheers:
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Post by: Malenko on October 04, 2018, 08:29:08 pm
So turns out Gauntlet Legends was released  on Dreamcast and runs 100% on my 6 year old computer.

Oops.

Ive told you that so many times.
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Post by: pbj on October 04, 2018, 11:25:51 pm
I was credit card in hand and itchy on ebay... I always thought it was Dark Legacy on Dreamcast. Oh well.
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Post by: javeryh on October 05, 2018, 07:45:41 pm
Another one!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181005/6a60d32db622d725daa31023b82a6b11.jpg)

I like it against the brick but not sure how to hang it.
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Post by: Howard_Casto on October 05, 2018, 07:48:23 pm
Those command adhesive hooks should work on brick if you get the right kind.  Looks great btw. 
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Post by: pbj on October 09, 2018, 11:22:50 am
Been very busy lately, but got in a trip to the coast, finished up beer school, and had a new boondoggle delivered.

Pics related.

 :cheers:
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Post by: yotsuya on October 09, 2018, 12:23:24 pm
Took my daughter on a college visit trip to Los Angeles. Side trip to the Happiest Place on Earth.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181009/c20955cc0dc8c3893ab3fb3ecaaed379.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181009/4e642044edee87c30a5df59264280dd0.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181009/d4cd94a32d9d31a37e5c92c942c9b581.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181009/b6aa83e5d430f28380479a282c61a6e3.jpg)
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Post by: Osirus23 on October 09, 2018, 02:46:43 pm
Go Dodgers.
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Post by: opt2not on October 09, 2018, 03:10:36 pm
Go Rams!  5-0 baby!  :applaud:
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Post by: pbj on October 10, 2018, 10:46:47 am
I've been very reluctant to bring up the NFL this year.  Primarily because the Cowboys are lousy with no end in sight, but also because what I used to call society's secular glue has become political.  Oh well, Aggies are looking better.

 :cheers:
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Post by: Malenko on October 10, 2018, 10:48:41 am
I've been very reluctant to bring up the NFL this year.  Primarily because the Cowboys are lousy with no end in sight, but also because what I used to call society's secular glue has become political.  Oh well, Aggies are looking better.

 :cheers:

Well the Eagles stink too and ROOOOOOLLLLLLLL TIDE!

Im happy the Browns are doing better they've brought in good coaches and good players and deserve to do well.
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Post by: javeryh on October 10, 2018, 02:46:13 pm
NY Giants are the highest scoring team in the NFC East this year!  Watch out.

 :cry:
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Post by: Howard_Casto on October 12, 2018, 09:10:43 pm
Took advantage of a "free" four cardstock prints coupon from Shutterfly coupon to test their printing quality.  I'd say it's "eh" as they cropped a few but it turned out good overall.  These are actually four high quality box scans that I touched up and then drew in cropped out elements to get them to a proper 8x10" aspect ratio and size and then arranged together inside the frame.  I want to eventually do all the Konami silver boxes as I always thought they looked particularly good.  Maybe fill the entire door.
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Post by: pbj on October 12, 2018, 11:39:41 pm
Was shipping free?  I swear their business model is shipping charges.
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Post by: Howard_Casto on October 12, 2018, 11:49:57 pm
That's why I had "free" in quotes.  I think it was about 12 bucks shipping, which isn't great for regular paper printing, but they have strange media print options, so this was just a test to see if they red flag copyrighted material or what have you and if the prints are of a decent quality.  I will say that the cardstock is pretty darn thick, so I'll give them that much. 


I was thinking down the line, the next time they do a coupon for those blankets or something oddball it might be fun to print some full side art or a flyer or something.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on October 15, 2018, 06:14:09 pm
Finally found a Jambo Safari cart to drop into the Crazy Taxi! Now to get the parts to do the shifter mod!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: BadMouth on October 15, 2018, 08:09:50 pm
Finally found a Jambo Safari cart to drop into the Crazy Taxi! Now to get the parts to do the shifter mod!
In emulators the shifter and lasso are the same.  What's the mod?
Title: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on October 15, 2018, 08:25:07 pm
Finally found a Jambo Safari cart to drop into the Crazy Taxi! Now to get the parts to do the shifter mod!
In emulators the shifter and lasso are the same.  What's the mod?

Malenko has mentioned it to me. I think this is the link...

https://sega-naomi.eu/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6406

This thread on KLOV is better...

https://forums.arcade-museum.com/showthread.php?t=327760&page=2
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on October 15, 2018, 09:06:42 pm
just look up the pinout for the lasso in Jambo Safari. You're basically gonna make 1 wire go to 2 pins, twice. Shift down triggers shift down and lasso back, and shift up triggers shift up and lasso out.
Its just been too long and I dont remember the pins.

EDIT: Followed the links, the KLOV thread has it right.  You can either jumper the pins on the bottom of the IO or run extra wires (I ran extra wires) 24+26 and 23+25
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on October 17, 2018, 10:12:23 pm
Lots of progress today!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181018/6027139c648623e2e934068981189da4.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181018/391d2bab7d227975624a49566ec82a9a.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181018/c733835e65b20ee089cfee028c549233.jpg)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on October 17, 2018, 10:23:59 pm
Fantastic. Iíve never played this game on real controls, you planning on bringing this to Zapcon when itís done?
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on October 17, 2018, 10:58:00 pm
I dunno. Itís heavy as Hell. Iíd have to think about it.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on October 19, 2018, 06:38:11 am
We wouldn't want it to fall over in the trailer either. ;)

I would volunteer to transport it, but I would be too tempted to load it up and just head back east.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on October 21, 2018, 11:22:44 am
12 hours of standing on my feet and playing pinball.

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Post by: Malenko on October 22, 2018, 08:55:13 am
12 hours of standing on my feet and playing pinball.

Have you tried Deadpool yet? I played it at the white rose show, it was actually REALLY fun. Was impossible to hear the sound/music/voice but the table had lots of shots and modes. First table in a long time that made me wish I could afford a NIB pin.

Is that last pic the Wand of Gamelon?
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on October 22, 2018, 11:33:26 am
There were a few Deadpools there but I didn't play it.  I've more or less lost all interest in modern Sterns.  They've gotten very same-y and the super hero themes do nothing for me.

And, yes, that was Wand of Gamelon.  True to CD-I form I couldn't get it to work at all.


Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on October 22, 2018, 09:39:07 pm
There were a few Deadpools there but I didn't play it.  I've more or less lost all interest in modern Sterns.  They've gotten very same-y and the super hero themes do nothing for me.
Im not a big Deadpool fan, but the table was fun.  Honestly the only other Super Hero game I like is IronMan but that too is well outside of "Malenko Money".

I bought TMNT, but Im not loving it. Terminator 2 is at my buddy Bobby's house
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on October 22, 2018, 09:54:32 pm
ok other Chuffiness......

I finished a Spartan race on September 22.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on October 27, 2018, 05:54:46 pm
Footbaw!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Ian on October 28, 2018, 12:36:29 am
12 hours of standing on my feet and playing pinball.

Have you tried Deadpool yet? I played it at the white rose show, it was actually REALLY fun. Was impossible to hear the sound/music/voice but the table had lots of shots and modes. First table in a long time that made me wish I could afford a NIB pin.

Is that last pic the Wand of Gamelon?


I have played about 10 games on Dead Pool it is a fun game. I wish some of the shots worked better. If that even makes sense. I mean I hit that Colossus shot dead to rights about 10 times to have that ball bounce out 8 different times. And that katana lock shot is a pain tool.... but over all I think it's a great game!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on October 29, 2018, 09:58:49 am
Yeah I had a similar issue with the colossus shot as well, but I have no idea what angle the table was at or anything else, so I chalked it up to my lack of ability. My game on GotG lasted a lot longer than my DP games, but I had more fun with DP.  I wanted to play the Walking dead but every time I walked by it , it had a long line.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: wp34 on October 29, 2018, 10:10:26 am
This made my day.  My daughter specifically picked out these gourds at a pumpkin patch because they looked like the ghosts from Pac Man.  She then painted them to match.


Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on October 29, 2018, 10:16:59 am
Nice.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: yotsuya on October 29, 2018, 10:43:22 am
This made my day.  My daughter specifically picked out these gourds at a pumpkin patch because they looked like the ghosts from Pac Man.  She then painted them to match.

Thatís awesome!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on October 29, 2018, 10:45:14 am
Guess these painted pumpkins are a "thing" this year on the female internet.  If you kid doesn't grow up with scars on their hand from a slipped knife from carving a pumpkin you have failed as a parent.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: wp34 on October 29, 2018, 10:52:00 am
Guess these painted pumpkins are a "thing" this year on the female internet.  If you kid doesn't grow up with scars on their hand from a slipped knife from carving a pumpkin you have failed as a parent.

My wife almost took the knife away from her yesterday.  She was close to losing a finger carving a Pac Man pumpkin.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on October 29, 2018, 10:59:55 am
No pic = no pumpkin

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on October 29, 2018, 02:27:03 pm
Got first place in my work's Video Game Trivia challenge on Friday.  There were 10 questions per decade of gaming from the 80's onward.
I was saddened by how little people knew of the 80's and 90's games. For a game development studio, I would expected more out of these guys. But then again, I do work with a lot of millennials...

Still, I got a $50 visa gift card out of it. chuffed!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on October 29, 2018, 02:36:06 pm
No pic of front and back of card = no visa gift card

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on October 29, 2018, 03:01:22 pm
:lol nice try, pbj.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: wp34 on October 29, 2018, 06:48:10 pm
No pic = no pumpkin

I wasn't sure if she was done with the Pac Man yet but here it is.  She's also working on a blue edible ghost.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on October 29, 2018, 09:11:25 pm
In tonight's edition of "will it fit?" I present an EM rifle game inside a Scion xB. Pop off the rifle first. And don't forget to leave the rifle mounting bolt off it... Derp.   :lol

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on October 30, 2018, 09:13:49 pm
Mental health day. First I stop at the BBQ restaurant I can't afford anymore....

And then off to the pinball museum for a gun game intervention...

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on October 30, 2018, 10:36:04 pm
So do you think you'll be able to find the parts to fix it up, or are you just going to leave as-is?
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on October 30, 2018, 11:32:14 pm
Much as it kills me to do it, I'm probably going to print the backglass as a marquee, scrap off what remains of the original paint, and reuse the glass. Building a new frame for the glass that looks factory is going to be difficult. I compared it to several other gun games and it's the most complicated mounting by far. Missing back door is just plywood and a nail. Otherwise it's complete.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on October 30, 2018, 11:57:52 pm
Well you can only do what you can do.  Sometimes the backglass just isn't salvageable.  I love the old shooting gallery games.... especially when they added UV light into the mix.  Be sure to throw up some video footage if it in action when you get the chance. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on November 19, 2018, 09:41:39 pm
Not sure how I feel about all this...
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 19, 2018, 10:57:15 pm
Your feelings should be mixed.  The hobby obviously isn't going to die thanks to this infusion of new blood, but then again the quality of some of this stuff is so poor that it might give newcomers bad impressions of the classics. 

All I know is dollar general and all the other "dollar" brand stores are going to have some of the newer hdmi atgames ataris and genesis for around 30 bucks so long live the era of disposable crap. :)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on November 20, 2018, 09:32:42 am
Not sure how I feel about all this...

I know how I feel about a Karate champ "arcade" game with 1 stick and 2 buttons.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on November 20, 2018, 09:39:18 am
Hooray. More cheap junk.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on November 20, 2018, 09:40:01 am
Made me feel like the hobby has jumped the shark, to be honest.  Those TV joysticks didn't help matters, the 99 cent apps on our phones made it worse, and now I see a shelf of stuff like that and wonder, "what's the point?"  Nobody is buying any of that crap, either.  Contemplating driving down to Galveston and throwing my latest project off the bridge.



Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on November 20, 2018, 09:42:31 am
Made me feel like the hobby has jumped the shark, to be honest.  Those TV joysticks didn't help matters, the 99 cent apps on our phones made it worse, and now I see a shelf of stuff like that and wonder, "what's the point?"  Nobody is buying any of that crap, either.  Contemplating driving down to Galveston and throwing my latest project off the bridge.

Pacman256?  pffft send it to me I think its neat as ---fudgesicle---.
You have me wanting to pick up one of those shooting gallery gun games too
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Mike A on November 20, 2018, 09:46:18 am
I am tired of the argument that it brings more people into the hobby. I don't want more people unless they care about the games.
I had to pay way too much for my Tempest. I saw a Taito cab gutted and raped by a Pandora's box on Craigslist. It pisses me off.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on November 20, 2018, 10:27:22 am
It doesn't bring anyone into the hobby, all it does it kill prices.  $2,000 for a Ms Pacman cabinet, or $20 for a miniature one that's close enough and you'll be tired of in a week?  Those TV joysticks killed the value of those classics overnight.  The bitching was unreal at arcade shows that year.... The get a $300 Ms Pac, fix the board, cap the monitor, throw $400 decals on it, and flip it for a $1,000 profit days were over.   :lol


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Post by: wp34 on November 20, 2018, 11:10:26 am
It doesn't bring anyone into the hobby, all it does it kill prices.  $2,000 for a Ms Pacman cabinet, or $20 for a miniature one that's close enough and you'll be tired of in a week?  Those TV joysticks killed the value of those classics overnight.  The bitching was unreal at arcade shows that year.... The get a $300 Ms Pac, fix the board, cap the monitor, throw $400 decals on it, and flip it for a $1,000 profit days were over.   :lol

You just made me pro-Arcade 1Up.  It they kill the flipper and 60-1 "conversion" market that is a good thing.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on November 20, 2018, 12:23:09 pm
Yeah, pretty sure Arcade 1Up killed the market for multicades this Christmas.   One guy in Houston pretty much did that as his only source of income and he's been awfully quiet lately....

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on November 20, 2018, 02:24:42 pm
Whenever I see those shelves in department stores with the cheapie arcade products like Arcade 1UP or the Jakks stuff, I just roll my eyes, sigh, and let a little piece of my soul die away.

I don't care for making this hobby more accessible.  I say keep it exclusive, niche.  Makes people really work to learn about their projects, gets them to understand how to maintain their cabinets and it keeps the level of quality higher.

All this hoo-ra for making arcade games more accessible is just biting us in the ass. We've seen it already, time and time again, and it's getting worse. Prices of items are now getting to ridiculous levels. There was a list of sub-$100 boards that you could get a year ago (and was priced like that for years prior) that have now almost doubled in price now.  This trend of converted original cabinets with ---smurfy--- raspberry Pi installations going for thousands of dollars needs to stop.  Or we see people parting out original cabinets for these pandoras/pi's/60-n-1 and trying to hawk those parts for insane prices, as if they struck gold.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 20, 2018, 03:59:09 pm
Do you want to be able to buy arcade quality joysticks and buttons 20 years from now?  Well you better be glad the prices are skyrocketing now because that means places like happ can stay in business.  They sure aren't getting the majority of their money from actual arcades these days.... it's from people like us and yes, even the people buying the 1up cabs and upgrading them or building those horrid Pi cabinets.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on November 20, 2018, 04:35:37 pm
Quality Joysticks can be found anywhere these days. You can thank fighting games for that.
I donít see that changing in the next 20 years.

And the influx of the Jakks handhelds and 1up Arcade trash products isnít whatís keeping happs in business. Casinos are. As long as gambling machines are still around, we donít have to worry about Happs going down.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on November 20, 2018, 04:52:36 pm
JAMMA boards have always been fairly expensive, dude. 

 :dunno
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 20, 2018, 04:56:12 pm
*sigh*

You'll never be able to buy new happ joysticks again if they stop making them.  They don't exactly put a lot of joysticks and arcade push buttons on casino games and if there isn't demand for a particular product then they'll stop making it.  The fighter scene yields almost zero demand because they are Nippon fetishists that only want sanwa style parts.   I appreciate your input, but next time think it through before you respond. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on November 20, 2018, 05:36:08 pm
  I appreciate your input, but next time think it through before you respond.

I donít know why you always gotta end with throwing shade in your responses. Iíve been making an effort to be cool with you, but you make it really difficult with quips like this.

Anyway, your point was about obtaining quality sticks. The Nippon fetish controls,as you do racially put it,  like Sanwas are indeed quality sticks. Theyíre just not Happ Joys.

And I donít know when the last time you went to a casino, but there are still MANY games there that still use push buttons, switches, touch screens, chrome t-molding, bill despensers, power supplies, led lighting....all these things Happs has in stock. They are not going to be in trouble if people stop buying Joysticks. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on November 20, 2018, 09:22:08 pm
My NeoGeo arcade plays better with Sanwa sticks. Fight me.
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Post by: pbj on November 20, 2018, 09:32:50 pm
I love my Sanwas. Never tried them until I put them on my pedestal.

 :dunno
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on November 20, 2018, 09:33:34 pm
I love my Sanwas. Never tried them until I put them on my pedestal.

 :dunno
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on November 21, 2018, 02:10:31 am
JLWs baby... :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 21, 2018, 02:19:07 am
  I appreciate your input, but next time think it through before you respond.

I donít know why you always gotta end with throwing shade in your responses. Iíve been making an effort to be cool with you, but you make it really difficult with quips like this.




1.  Make a bigger effort. 


2.  It's not a "quip".  That was my honest response.  I genuinely appreciated your input, but I genuinely wish you would put more thought into what I'm saying instead of immediately posting a response that tries to negate it.  Again, please refer to #1
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on November 21, 2018, 11:54:56 am
So glad you got over your hissy fit and were nice enough to grace us with your presence again... ::)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on November 21, 2018, 12:51:22 pm
Alright Howard, looks like youíre still going through your rough patch so Iíll be accommodating. Iím sorry for instantly dismissing your points. I just feel like the hobby doesnít need any more exposure, and would like to see it stay niche and to the size it was before these low quality cash-grab products were put up on department store shelves.

Thatís just my personal preference for the direction of this hobby. Iím sorry if that isnít in alignment with yours. But your concern for not having available products 20 years from now is valid.

I hope things get on an upward trend for you. Iíll try to avoid interacting with you from now on, unless you invite me to. Godspeed.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on November 21, 2018, 06:58:56 pm
Godspeed.

:lol

Careful, it's the holiday season and you're dealing with an easily triggered atheist.

I think any increased interest in our hobby is a good thing. Keeps machines out of the landfill.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: BadMouth on November 21, 2018, 08:23:03 pm
I'm just hoping nobody buys me any of that crap for Christmas.
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Post by: pbj on November 21, 2018, 09:09:46 pm
I'm just hoping nobody buys me any of that crap for Christmas.

My wife asked me to buy her Burger Time.  I've got that game on like 6 cabinets.   :lol
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: wp34 on November 21, 2018, 11:29:08 pm
I've been given a few of those mini cabinets over the past few years.  I keep them on a shelf in the basement arcade.  After each party I notice that my kids friends have taken them down and played them so they are good for something.  It is also fun to collect the ones that match a full-size cabinet I own.

The mini-Tetris is actually a lot of fun.  I just wish it saved high scores.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 22, 2018, 12:05:28 am
I like the tiny cabs purely for decoration.  I have the tiny arcade pacman and when I see them in bargain bins I often pick them up.  There's a guy on ebay that sells tiny 3d printed models of various cabs complete with side art.  I'd like to have a go at that sometime but only if I could find some lcds that I could use as a scale monitor so I could shove a Pi in there or something for novelty's sake. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Nephasth on November 22, 2018, 01:28:04 am
I'm just hoping nobody buys me any of that crap for Christmas.

Pro tip - Don't buy anybody anything this year for Xmas, and they sure as hell won't buy you any crap next year.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: BadMouth on November 23, 2018, 05:57:30 pm
At Thanksgiving dinner, my nephew was mocking the 1up cabinets for being so small and only having a few games on them.  ;D
(I built him a 3/4 scale MAME cab years ago)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: wp34 on November 23, 2018, 07:52:30 pm
At Thanksgiving dinner, my nephew was mocking the 1up cabinets for being so small and only having a few games on them.  ;D
(I built him a 3/4 scale MAME cab years ago)

That is outstanding.   :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on November 23, 2018, 10:55:01 pm
Seems like everyone I know is buying those cabinets and sending me texts about it. Apparently $250 was the sweet spot.

 :dunno
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: ark_ader on November 24, 2018, 07:46:56 am
I got the 1up galaga for 299 and wallyworld goofedup my order so I got 50 bucks back for the trouble.

I assembled it yesterday.  Played one game and the joystick broke.  Stuck a wico leaf joystick.  Some bright spark put a slot for the joystick making it a two way.  I thought galaga was 4 way.  Had to bondo that up for the spade bit, and shagged up the CP up a bit. Added two service buttons and wired them all to the gpio on the pi.

With the LCD daughter board and some spare bits, made it a nice cabaret for less than $50. That riser was a bit of a rip off.  The steam link was overkill,  besides the pi can stream too.

How much can I flog it for?
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on November 24, 2018, 09:07:04 am
Galaga had a 2 way stick.
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Post by: JDFan on November 24, 2018, 09:50:14 am
I thought galaga was 4 way.  Had to bondo that up for the spade bit, and shagged up the CP up a bit.

Galaga and Galaxian were always 2 way - wasn't until a bit later the games based on them ( ie. Gorf) began using 8 way sticks to move forward and backward as well as to the sides. Then with the Anniversary machines they released with Ms. Pacman/Galaga they went with 4 way for Ms. pacman and Pacman so that might be where you are thinking it came with a 4-way.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: ark_ader on November 25, 2018, 04:48:47 am
I thought galaga was 4 way.  Had to bondo that up for the spade bit, and shagged up the CP up a bit.

Galaga and Galaxian were always 2 way - wasn't until a bit later the games based on them ( ie. Gorf) began using 8 way sticks to move forward and backward as well as to the sides. Then with the Anniversary machines they released with Ms. Pacman/Galaga they went with 4 way for Ms. pacman and Pacman so that might be where you are thinking it came with a 4-way.

Thanks.  I was thinking of Galaga 90.  ;)

Oh BTW Dillards are now selling the Asteroids Version in their stores.
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Post by: JDFan on November 25, 2018, 08:44:38 am
Oh BTW Dillards are now selling the Asteroids Version in their stores.

Yeah seems the deluxe version is being sold a lot of places that decided to carry just one model to get some sales without taking up a big section of their store ( Home Depot, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, etc.)
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Post by: astroone on November 27, 2018, 05:00:37 pm
I got a 1up arcade galaga 10 day's ago I plan on replacing the joystick got a groovy game gear leaf pro two way on the way next thing is replace the fire button with a leaf one.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: astroone on November 27, 2018, 05:07:33 pm
I got the 1up galaga for 299 and wallyworld goofedup my order so I got 50 bucks back for the trouble.

I assembled it yesterday.  Played one game and the joystick broke.  Stuck a wico leaf joystick.  Some bright spark put a slot for the joystick making it a two way.  I thought galaga was 4 way.  Had to bondo that up for the spade bit, and shagged up the CP up a bit. Added two service buttons and wired them all to the gpio on the pi.

With the LCD daughter board and some spare bits, made it a nice cabaret for less than $50. That riser was a bit of a rip off.  The steam link was overkill,  besides the pi can stream too.

How much can I flog it for?
Don't mind asking did you figure out which wire is ground on the joystick all I see is 2 blacks and 2 yellows.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: JDFan on November 27, 2018, 09:09:30 pm
Don't mind asking did you figure out which wire is ground on the joystick all I see is 2 blacks and 2 yellows.

With the joystick and other buttons it does not matter as long as 1 goes to ground - So if both yellows are from Left then you would hook up 1 yellow to one side and the other to the other side of the switch. the switch merely completes the circuit when pressed so it doesn't matter which side is which.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Malenko on November 27, 2018, 09:45:11 pm
all I see is 2 blacks and 2 yellows.

That's racist.
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Post by: opt2not on November 27, 2018, 11:00:17 pm
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Post by: pbj on November 29, 2018, 07:56:02 pm
You'll never guess who's wife is at a conference trying to cure childhood epilepsy.

Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: slickam on November 30, 2018, 01:01:15 am
I just got home from the Oilers/Kings game. I'm not a huge hockey fan, but I won't turn down free row 5 tickets.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jdbailey1206 on November 30, 2018, 09:13:40 am
...trying to cure childhood epilepsy.

Your ass better look in the mirror everyday and tell yourself how lucky you are.
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on November 30, 2018, 11:13:24 am
...trying to cure childhood epilepsy.

Your ass better look in the mirror everyday and tell yourself how lucky you are.

It's something I think about daily.  I work in the Texas Medical Center and the experience will make one extraordinarily grateful for their own health.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Drnick on December 21, 2018, 03:58:11 am
Had a productive few days,  Sorted out and wallpapered the spare room downstairs ready for some display cabinets to go in. (Not a job I relished but it had to be done as the Disney collection is getting out of hand). Finally got round to framing up a bunch of coasters the wife bought,  Artist is Angel Egle Wierenga,  Need to adjust beetlejuice slightly but happy with the result otherwise. Oh and the wifes christmas present arrived just in time,  should keep her busy for a while. (I got the full castle kit and the LED addon) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWv-xLsMZKQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWv-xLsMZKQ)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: jdbailey1206 on December 21, 2018, 08:19:24 am
...trying to cure childhood epilepsy.

Your ass better look in the mirror everyday and tell yourself how lucky you are.

It's something I think about daily.  I work in the Texas Medical Center and the experience will make one extraordinarily grateful for their own health.

 :cheers:

Having a mild form of epilepsy myself it makes me super chuffed that your wife is doing the work she is doing. 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on December 22, 2018, 07:22:03 pm
One thing that has been quite surprising is finding out how many people we know that have struggled with it either personally or within their immediate families.  She's doing some fascinating work with genetic analysis of brain and blood samples.  The kind of stuff that was science fiction 20 years ago.

Two other things in my life. Last night I went to a successful defense celebration party. And it was at a mezcal bar. Now I've had mezcal and worm salt and they were amongst the worst things I've ever tasted.

Also, brisket was $1.50/lb today.

Pics related.


Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: opt2not on December 22, 2018, 07:51:35 pm
So about a month ago my company lost 2 projects that our publishers pull out from. That was a huge blow, that crippled the studio. We had laid off over half our staff, and if we didnít get another project signed before Christmas break, the studio would have been shut down.

On Friday, our CEO told us he came into the office with the intention of laying everyone off because we werenít able to get anything signed, until about an hour before his lay-off meeting with us all, he received a call from a publisher we were talking to, and they offered us a contract!! Talk about by the skin of our teeth!
This was definitely a Christmas miracle, and has been a huge weight off my shoulders. Iíve been working crazy hours the last month, from trying to build up demos and pitches, to updating my own portfolio for my contingency plan in case I got laid off. I was pulling off consistent 14 hour work days, and sleeping maybe 4 hours a night.

Iím chuffed I have a job waiting for me when we get back from break, and I get to spend the holidays relaxed and worry-free with family. *phew*
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on December 22, 2018, 08:48:04 pm
Damn, son.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: BadMouth on December 23, 2018, 09:26:17 am
Also, brisket was $1.50/lb today.

Every once in a while I'll buy a mini brisket out of the discount bin and smoke it on a gas grill with a smoke tube.
Not ideal, but the last few turned out pretty good.

A few weeks ago I tried to do one in sub-freezing temperatures.  I went by the thermometer in the top of the grill which in retrospect was a LOT colder than grill level.
I caught on about an hour later because the edges were curling up and the bottom was charred.  The internal temp was actually good, but the meat was as tough as shoe leather because it didn't have time to break down.
Here is the reason I share this story:  Supposedly a sous vide will never overcook because it never goes above finish temperature.
48 hours at 155į and my brisket was salvaged.  The inside was still just as pink as when it went into the sous vide.
So if you ever have a brisket turn out tougher than you'd like, throw it in a sous vide bath for a couple days.
 
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: leapinlew on December 23, 2018, 09:52:23 am
So about a month ago my company lost 2 projects that our publishers pull out from. That was a huge blow, that crippled the studio. We had laid off over half our staff, and if we didnít get another project signed before Christmas break, the studio would have been shut down.

On Friday, our CEO told us he came into the office with the intention of laying everyone off because we werenít able to get anything signed, until about an hour before his lay-off meeting with us all, he received a call from a publisher we were talking to, and they offered us a contract!! Talk about by the skin of our teeth!
This was definitely a Christmas miracle, and has been a huge weight off my shoulders. Iíve been working crazy hours the last month, from trying to build up demos and pitches, to updating my own portfolio for my contingency plan in case I got laid off. I was pulling off consistent 14 hour work days, and sleeping maybe 4 hours a night.

Iím chuffed I have a job waiting for me when we get back from break, and I get to spend the holidays relaxed and worry-free with family. *phew*

Wow, I had this kind of work environment for several years. It scarred me permanently. I will always keep a healthy emergency fund and anytime we have company meetings and some executive gives a speech on how great things are going, I never believe them and start thinking I need to look for a new job.

Good job on a restful holiday!

I am also looking to make a job shift. I am switching jobs in January and enjoying my holiday break off. I'm super excited about it!
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: pbj on December 23, 2018, 10:37:17 am
For awhile, my family was on this kick of leave a brisket in an oven overnight at 200 degrees, and then basically throw it on a grill and scorch it to get a bark. And that trick actually turns out decent brisket.

One day, I thought, how about I blacken it first and then bake it.

The brisket caught fire. I put the lid on my charcoal smoker. The temperature needle spun around twice. Then the dial went black. Then the paint on the smoker burst into flames.

I went in there with long tongs and pulled it out. We cut off the ash and put the rest in the oven.

It came  out kinda okay.

Also, Texas football double header. This is why pedestals are best.

 :cheers:



Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Drnick on December 24, 2018, 12:18:19 pm
I finally got to post 1337 and  I get to have two days off work when it isn't just a weekend  :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2

Not sure if chuffy or not, But after 34 years I have only just noticed the time machine gag in Gremlins.  I'd always been so distracted by Robby the robot that I hadn't noticed it in the background and then not in the background  :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

This was also post 888 in the thread, how lucky is that :)
Title: Re: 2018 Chuff thread - is it chuffy in here?
Post by: Ond on December 30, 2018, 05:06:14 pm
Family vacation, away from it all.  That,s some random lady kayaking in front of me. Looking forward to numerous projects in the new year and seeing some of you as well.   :cheers:


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