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Title: Advice for project: restore my Cyberball 2072 or convert to Cyberball 2072 mame.
Post by: Phouglas on July 26, 2018, 04:42:08 am
I have a 4 player Cyberball 2072 that is getting a little old in the tooth and needs some major TLC. New monitor, new joysticks, some sound issues. I donít know where to start trying to repair it and am currently looking for local assistance.

I have some options and would appreciate advice.

1) if I replace monitors, would you replace with arcade monitors or use lcd arcade monitors? I see there are lcd ones that will connect properly without a converter.

2) if I donít restore, and this may break my heart cause Iím attached to it, I could just gut it, slap in two normal lcd monitors and put in a pc and mame and run the 4 player Cyberball 2072 rom. Could even run the original as well. Yes it wouldnít be the same thing but future repairs would be a breeze.

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Advice for project: restore my Cyberball 2072 or convert to Cyberball 2072 mame.
Post by: Drnick on July 26, 2018, 01:12:19 pm
I would either restore back to original (Install new CRT Monitors and Joysticks) board is probably dirty/loose connector.  Alternatively go down "The two headed beast" route.  If it was mine I would probably restore and then sell because it's too damned big.

See, http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,108719.0.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,108719.0.html)

 
Title: Re: Advice for project: restore my Cyberball 2072 or convert to Cyberball 2072 mame.
Post by: opt2not on July 26, 2018, 02:14:36 pm
Restore it.  Play it. Get good at it. Then join us at the Cyberball Tournament in Vegas in September!  http://www.cyberballsmackdown.com/details/ (http://www.cyberballsmackdown.com/details/)

I was just made aware of this dedicated group of Cyberball players at Zapcon this year. I entered into the Cyberball Tournament (did pretty good for not playing the game in a while. Finished 5th place!), and played some really great players. They were telling me there is a yearly tournament in Vegas, and a community of Cyberball players here in the USA.

The tournament set-up was awesome. They had 4 great condition cabs in a quad sitting in an open space at the back of the hall. It was really impressive seeing them all played at once during the tournament!

I snapped a couple pics of the set-up:

(https://i.imgur.com/BeNwYB7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NjDKTrV.jpg)

Honestly I think this cabinet deserves to stay original. You'd have a better chance to off-load it, later on... you can ask Neph how much of a pain to convert this cab to mame. I think he's even thinking about restoring his 2-headed beast back to original (I vaguely remember him telling me this while I was inebriated ;) ) so he can sell it easier.
Title: Re: Advice for project: restore my Cyberball 2072 or convert to Cyberball 2072 mame.
Post by: Nephasth on July 26, 2018, 04:55:14 pm
I think he's even thinking about restoring his 2-headed beast back to original (I vaguely remember him telling me this while I was inebriated ;) ) so he can sell it easier.

---fudgesicle--- no.
Title: Re: Advice for project: restore my Cyberball 2072 or convert to Cyberball 2072 mame.
Post by: opt2not on July 26, 2018, 05:25:11 pm
Drunken recall fail!  :lol
Title: Re: Advice for project: restore my Cyberball 2072 or convert to Cyberball 2072 mame.
Post by: Nephasth on July 27, 2018, 12:03:06 am
If I converted it to anything, I'd convert it back to Run N Gun. That game ---smurfing--- kicked ass in that cabinet.