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Links to pretty cool software to play on cabinet
« on: May 13, 2003, 05:19:28 pm »
These games work pretty good on a cabinet. check out the demos.

http://www.smallrockets.com/pc/starmonkey/

http://www.pompom.org.uk

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Re:Links to pretty cool software to play on cabinet
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2003, 07:09:23 pm »
nice find! :P

i think someone needs to start a list here of all freeware, cab worthy games (i can think of 2, but don't know the name of the second one - first is that 3D lightcycles game, and the second is a 3d version of the classic snake game (you know the one, you eat a pill, you grow slightly longer))

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pretty certain i downloaded both of them from http://www.megagames.com/ - tons of freeware games there!
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2003, 10:12:04 pm »
I also say: "Good find!" I don't think I've played a better top-down shooter than starmonkey - talk about amazing glow effects -  I fired this bad boy up on the cab and the d9200 and it's just awesome - the sound effects really grabbed me, too.  I definitely have found a new obsession with these newer 3d space shooters :D   i'll have to check out their other games, too...

I posted this in a different post, but could be worth it to include in this thread:
http://gamesroyale.libero.it/arcade_spaceshooters_default.html

 

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Re:Links to pretty cool software to play on cabinet
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2003, 10:43:24 am »
Thanks for the link Frostillicus(ahh moonpies). I found a pretty cool one on there for people who like asteroids. It controls the same but you duel against a second player. Try it out. It's called Final Duel Deathmatch Arena. Here's the link.
http://www.fractilegames.com/products.html


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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2003, 12:07:53 pm »
One of my personal favorites has always been Maelstrom (an asteroids ripoff).  In my opinion it was the only reason that the Macintosh should have been left alive...  but now that it's open source and ported to Windows...  go ahead and burn the macs!  BURN THEM ALL!!!

Anyway, it's very fun with lots of weapons upgrades etc... cool graphics and sounds... and it's old too!

Unfortunately I don't think it'll run full screen, but at 640x480 it's pretty good.

http://www.devolution.com/~slouken/Maelstrom/binary.html
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2003, 12:17:43 pm »
FDDA is like that but it give you the option to have up to 4 players at once (great for those with 4P cabinets) and you can destroy both the asteroids and the other ships. Try it out if you get a chance.

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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2003, 12:22:23 pm »
Linkie!  Linkie!  Linkie to this FDDA you speak of!
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2003, 12:25:56 pm »
It's on my previous post. FDDA (Final Duel Deathmatch Arena)

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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2003, 05:25:59 am »
if you like it psychodelic try spheres of chaos a rather funky asteroid clone and ideal on a cab played in the dark with monitor brightness turned way up!  ;D

http://www.chaotica.u-net.com/home.htm

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Re:Links to pretty cool software to play on cabinet
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2003, 06:05:29 am »
Whee, that's a cool one! I'm feeling total crazy now! ::)

Just tested it on my desktop, we really must suggest the author to make it cab-friendly -he needs to add credits and start-button support, and something to type in the name without a keyboard :)



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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2003, 06:10:58 am »
Whee, that's a cool one! I'm feeling total crazy now! ::)

Just tested it on my desktop, we really must suggest the author to make it cab-friendly -he needs to add credits and start-button support, and something to type in the name without a keyboard :)

yeah good idea...

I got yesterday a new monitor with a high brightness screen that can go very bright indeed...i could not sleep got up and played a few rounds of soc..then did go to bed again..when i closed my eyes...i did see colored partciles for the rest of the night... 8)

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« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2003, 06:35:17 am »
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when i closed my eyes...i did see colored partciles for the rest of the night...
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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2003, 06:51:27 am »
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when i closed my eyes...i did see colored partciles for the rest of the night...
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Peter, I just mailed him of all our needs (well, mostly all) - I'll post when I know yet more...

hehe I allready did the same  ;D

I was just now playing mutant storm from pompom...link see first post in this thread...they have updated the game a month ago or so...it has become even more balanced..and it might just have the most gorgeous graphics of any game...GET IT!  :D

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« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2003, 06:54:55 am »
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hehe I allready did the same  

This way he'll see the public demand! :D



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Re:Links to pretty cool software to play on cabinet
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2003, 11:26:04 am »
Armagetron is an oldie, but still a lot of fun.  It's a 3D Tron lightcycle game.  It supposedly supports network play, but I've never tried out that feature.

http://armagetron.sourceforge.net/tron.html

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http://armagetronad.net/index.php
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Re:Links to pretty cool software to play on cabinet
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2003, 11:53:30 am »
I was just now playing mutant storm from pompom...link see first post in this thread...they have updated the game a month ago or so...it has become even more balanced..and it might just have the most gorgeous graphics of any game...GET IT!  :D

Wow, it *is* gorgeous.  Take a look at the scripts directory.  All the levels are completely written in the Lua scripting language.  Very interesting.

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« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2003, 11:57:40 am »
Yeah I think mutant storm puts Robotron to shame. No one flame me for saying that.  ;D

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« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2003, 06:10:19 pm »
Armagetron is an oldie, but still a lot of fun.  It's a 3D Tron lightcycle game.  It supposedly supports network play, but I've never tried out that feature.

http://armagetron.sourceforge.net/tron.html
All those lightcycle games have one or two unique features that are cool...if only they could combine them all into one really great game.  

I'm just praying the lightcycle racing game in TRON 2.0 doesn't suck....I have high hopes for it  ;)

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« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2003, 07:29:41 pm »
Star Monkey is cool! I "stumbled" upon a patch to unlock the demo...just so i can test it out further before purchase.

Cool game. I wish they make these kind of games for arcades!

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« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2003, 01:58:05 am »
Armagetron is an oldie, but still a lot of fun.  It's a 3D Tron lightcycle game.  It supposedly supports network play, but I've never tried out that feature.

http://armagetron.sourceforge.net/tron.html

network play is great.  If oyu get the cvs version they updated the crappy AI to slightly crappy AI.

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« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2003, 03:48:11 pm »
Just thought I would add one.  Stepmania looks like DDR and has skins.  Add a PS to PC USB converter to your PS dance pad and you have a mini DDR setup.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/stepmania/

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« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2003, 09:57:07 pm »
Has anyone been able to get the other small rocket games to run in XP?

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« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2003, 11:44:09 pm »
Has anyone been able to get the other small rocket games to run in XP?
I got MAD Thermonuclear War to work fine, but it's not much fun.  But I couldn't get the kayaking game to start.  I have XP. At least star monkey works  :P

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« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2003, 12:21:51 am »
Yeah, I'd really like to try out Ultimate Asault and the Jetboat games. I tried running them in compatablity mode but they still didn't work.

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« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2003, 01:24:52 am »
Has anyone been able to get the other small rocket games to run in XP?

I have no problem running Ultra Assualt and Star Monkey in XP.

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« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2003, 11:13:50 pm »
My bad. I did get Ultra assault and Star Monkey but not the others.

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« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2003, 01:34:08 pm »
nice find! :P

i think someone needs to start a list here of all freeware, cab worthy games

I agree, could we get a link on like the "Downloads" section of this site for links to great arcade software titles to download/buy?
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« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2003, 06:52:27 pm »
ok fellas since we are adding links here is one:  http://www.emudek.org/shootemup/  I have played stuff from here for over 2 years, completely forgot about the site until reading this thread. Enjoy!!! Some of the best shooters and side-scrollers around.  ;D    

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http://www.moonpod.com/English/thumbs_ss.php  ;D
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Re:Links to pretty cool software to play on cabinet
« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2003, 11:42:29 pm »
ok fellas since we are adding links here is one:  http://www.emudek.org/shootemup/  I have played stuff from here for over 2 years, completely forgot about the site until reading this thread. Enjoy!!! Some of the best shooters and side-scrollers around.  ;D    

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« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2003, 12:01:00 am »
i've actually been using my trackball w/ joystick and buttons to play counterstrike online. it is free (if you have half-life ;D), y'know.
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« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2003, 06:16:33 pm »
One game i was looking forward to playing was a fun dos game called Liero. It's like worms except in real time.

The only problem is, that to dig, you need to press right and left at the same time, which of course is not possible with a joystick.

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« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2003, 06:01:25 pm »
I've been playing the Think Tanks Demo on my cab
The online play is pretty fun. It's a 3D combat style game.

It's not real cab friendly because I see no way to re-map the keys, but it uses arrows for moving and mouse for aiming and shooting so it works well on my cab with the trackball.

The demo version does require you to enter a player name each time you fire it up so you will need a keyboard accessible.

you can download the demo here

www.garagegames.com

They have other games that may be fun on a cab also.
Most of their games have mac & Linux versions also.

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Re:Links to pretty cool software to play on cabinet
« Reply #33 on: June 02, 2003, 02:32:40 pm »
Wow...Mutant Storm is great.

Does it work with a spinner or does it require a trackball?

If it does work with a spinner can you get two-player going with two spinners on one control panel?

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« Reply #34 on: June 02, 2003, 02:39:50 pm »
You know I was just thinking of another game I used to play years agao that might be pretty good. It was called Descent. I don't have a copy of it anymore though.

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« Reply #35 on: June 02, 2003, 02:50:19 pm »
ah, Decent, another classic (i used to love Decent 3!)

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« Reply #36 on: June 02, 2003, 02:58:51 pm »
I run Mutant Storm using my player 1 and 2 joysticks. 1 for movement the other for firing. Works real well. Only problem is the game is so damn hard.

Anyone out there still have a copy of Decent I II or III to try?
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« Reply #37 on: June 02, 2003, 04:39:42 pm »
Wow...Mutant Storm is great.

Does it work with a spinner or does it require a trackball?


It's a dual-joystick game like Robotron -- 1 joystick to move, 1 to fire.

As a Robotron junkie, I love this game. My Robotron blisters are back...  :o

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« Reply #38 on: June 02, 2003, 04:43:46 pm »
Hey Kevin while you're here. Do you know any way I can get a pair of those cupholders you have on your cabinet. I've been unable to find anything local or online?

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« Reply #39 on: June 02, 2003, 05:31:51 pm »
Sure, Str1der --

The cup holders are from Ahlstrand Marine:

http://shop.store.yahoo.com/ahlstrand-marine/noname2.html

$5 bucks each.

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