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ZapCOnline2020 - This Saturday!
« on: April 19, 2020, 07:42:32 pm »
Hey all, gone nuts yet? Missing that bro-to-Bro circlejerky contact? Bemeoaning the fact your ZapCon vacation got cancelled this year?

Well, join me from the Casa de Yots gameroom, DeLuSioNaL29 from DeLuSioNals Arcade, MikeA from the Alpha Centauri gameroom and PBJ from his Couch Filled With Farts for ZapCOnline2020!

Basically, bring your webcam and favorite brew and join us in a Zoom hangout for an hour or so just to chat, shoot the breeze, and maybe get a virtual tour of everyones setup as well as see some new products in the world of arcade innovation!

Were thinking 8 PM Central this Saturday (which would have been the first day of ZapCon), for an hour or so!

Ill post more details later, but I wanted to gauge interest. Post here if you think youre interested!

Shoutout to Jimmah for proposing this! I think it will be fun. Let us know!
« Last Edit: April 19, 2020, 07:46:53 pm by yotsuya »
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Re: ZapCOnline2020 - This Saturday!
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2020, 07:46:32 pm »
So what kind of webcam should I get?

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Re: ZapCOnline2020 - This Saturday!
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2020, 07:47:23 pm »
So what kind of webcam should I get?
One like the one you used to use when you did that sexy webcam stuff to pay for the CNC.
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2020, 07:47:53 pm »
Nevermind, that was PBJ
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Re: ZapCOnline2020 - This Saturday!
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2020, 07:56:25 pm »
I'm in.

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Re: ZapCOnline2020 - This Saturday!
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2020, 08:44:20 pm »
For those that can't make it, I can look into hosting the Meetup on my YouTube channel. That way people can join the chat without having to fuss with webcams.

Yots if you're available on Tues or Thu of this week we can do some tests with Zoom. Anyone know if Zoom is free now?  I think it limits the number of simultaneous people or something. Not sure.

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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2020, 08:50:33 pm »
Bro, Im pretty much free every day.... ;)
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Re: ZapCOnline2020 - This Saturday!
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2020, 09:30:51 pm »
My son uses discord. It is free.

He doesn't understand why people are using Zoom.

It is also more flexible.

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Re: ZapCOnline2020 - This Saturday!
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2020, 09:32:48 pm »
He also said you can participate on Zoom and Discord without a webcam if you want to.

Maybe old people shouldn't be running this.

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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2020, 10:27:46 pm »
Personally, Id want all participants on a webcam so we can see each other. Otherwise, Id just text yall.
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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2020, 10:32:23 pm »
Personally, Id want all participants on a webcam so we can see each other. Otherwise, Id just text yall.
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Re: ZapCOnline2020 - This Saturday!
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2020, 10:43:17 pm »
I'm up for a virtual visit. Means I'll have to clean out a spot behind my camera though!

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Re: ZapCOnline2020 - This Saturday!
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2020, 11:18:45 pm »
You guys figure out the technical details and I'm in.  Somebody might want to remind me though. 

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Re: ZapCOnline2020 - This Saturday!
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2020, 11:32:32 pm »
We can post when it goes Live on Zoom here.  Just make sure you don't post the link or password here (use PMs) because of stupid bots.

The actual "Live to air" feed on YouTube will probably start 30 minutes later.  It will probably take us that long to get our crap together in Zoom.

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Re: ZapCOnline2020 - This Saturday!
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2020, 11:33:24 pm »
I spend 5 hours a day, minimum, on zoom now. You can call in, use your computer, or use an app. You can be a voyeur and just listen in, or participate with mic/Webcam. Nobody uses discord unless they're exchanging Pokmon or illegal drugs.


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Re: ZapCOnline2020 - This Saturday!
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2020, 12:16:13 am »
Until the apocalypse descended upon us discord had like a bazillion more users than Zoom. Even with the giant surge Zoom got from schools and old men, discord still has more users.  :dunno

I don't use any of it so I am no expert.

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Re: ZapCOnline2020 - This Saturday!
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2020, 12:20:11 am »
Of course I don't know what the ---fudgesicle--- a dank meme is either Jim.
I am not as versed as you are in all of this stuff. So I would defer to you.

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« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2020, 12:48:27 am »
Discord has is where all the porn went after the great tumbler porn purge, thus it's larger install base.  Or at least that's what I've been told anyway.  I've never used either for any significant amount of time so I don't really have a clue which one is more user friendly, ect. 

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Re: ZapCOnline2020 - This Saturday!
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2020, 03:28:53 am »
I will have to check out the time zones etc but assuming I dont have to stay awake till 3am ime in.

Gutted I aint going to get over this year but as soon as I have dates for next year ime booking again!

Any news on them btw?
I need to rebook by 31st of July.

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Re: ZapCOnline2020 - This Saturday!
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2020, 06:01:00 am »
Nevermind, that was PBJ
Is there a URL for the footage?  Asking for a friend. 


Of course I don't know what the ---fudgesicle--- a dank meme is either Jim.




I'm glad this is planned.  Let me know what you chuckle heads decide.  Unless I'm not invited due to 'that Facebook incident'.   ;D  Also I haven't personally used it but I have heard House Party is a good app for this application.
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Re: ZapCOnline2020 - This Saturday!
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2020, 07:22:14 am »
This sounds like fun. My family has been using Zoom for occasional "meetups" so we can all stay in touch. I have an iPad with the app and it's pretty easy to use. I'll have to see if I can find a clever way to set up something in the gameroom to get more of that Zapcon vibe going.  :)

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Re: ZapCOnline2020 - This Saturday!
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2020, 09:39:16 am »
Just to throw another tool on the pile, I recently came across https://whereby.com/
It's free for groups up to 4 and runs directly in the browser with no plugins or whatnot.

I haven't used it myself yet, but it seems pretty popular among users in a Discord server I'm in for people who play Magic: The Gathering via webcam.

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Re: ZapCOnline2020 - This Saturday!
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2020, 09:57:26 am »
I just dusted off my sony hdr-hc3 camcorder. It is 1080i. It has HDMI out. It has a nice big lens that would work better in low light than a webcam.

Why do streaming cards for HDMI cost 100 dollars or more? Is there a cheaper solution or should I just buy a webcam?

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Re: ZapCOnline2020 - This Saturday!
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2020, 11:43:33 am »
Just stay on target, folks. Were going to use Zoom, and all are welcome.

And Mike, dont go all abispac - just buy a fooking  USB webcam.
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Re: ZapCOnline2020 - This Saturday!
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2020, 11:48:39 am »
Damn. I was going to line up all of my CRTs in my back yard and fire 308 Winchester rounds into them until they work.

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« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2020, 12:41:23 pm »
I can't believe you don't have an iPad Mike.  If you do just download the app before you go and spend money on a useless web cam.

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« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2020, 12:58:49 pm »
Don't own a tablet. I have no need for a device that is too big to be a phone and too small to be a PC, and less capable than both of those things.

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« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2020, 01:23:48 pm »
Do it on your phone.  I would hate to see you waste money on a webcam for a one off use.

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« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2020, 01:31:00 pm »
I thought about it. I am going to get a webcam. I will return it if I think I won't use it again.

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« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2020, 01:33:41 pm »
I thought about it. I am going to get a webcam. I will return it if I think I won't use it again.
Get a old one thats compatible with police 24/7 lol

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« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2020, 05:35:14 pm »
I thought about it. I am going to get a webcam. I will return it if I think I won't use it again.

I'm running 2x logitech c920 webcams on my stream. They're pretty affordable now-a-days, i think you can get them at bestbuy for like $70.  They do 1080p at 30fps, but you can tweak with the settings to get it to pump out 60fps.  They're great, regarded as a good all-around solution for streaming broadcasts in terms of quality and price.

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« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2020, 05:39:33 pm »
Thanks for the tip.

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« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2020, 03:54:19 pm »
Count me in with my 480p cam. Now to take stock of my party supplies.
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« Reply #33 on: April 23, 2020, 06:09:07 am »
Damn man.  I would have been at the airport about now ready to fly out (Detroit time).  Not to fan girl but thanks to everyone who planned the Zoom meeting and can't wait to see you guys this weekend.
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« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2020, 10:18:07 pm »
And Id be ready to pick you up at the airport. But for now Im off for the first beer run.  ( Thanks to PBJ for the idea).




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« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2020, 03:42:44 am »
Yeah We were supposed to be flying out today :(

Cool bear taco lol

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« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2020, 05:40:35 am »
And Id be ready to pick you up at the airport.

I have not trimmed my beard in a while.  I'm more hairy than that bear.  Not as good looking though.   :laugh:

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« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2020, 02:44:26 pm »
Yeah I had to shave mine off.  Looked in the mirror last night and wondered how bigfoot got in my medicine cabinet. 

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« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2020, 08:27:10 pm »
Just wanted to thank Mike A for getting everyone into Starfighters Arcade Thursday night. Mike is a great guy and I hope we can keep this tradition going next year as well.
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« Reply #39 on: April 24, 2020, 08:36:11 pm »
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