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    The Wizard

    I overlooked one of the major plot twists in my brief description. The little boy Jimmy was playing in the water and his twin sister drowned. That could be a good reason to take a hike from a family that doesn't give a crap abput you. The way that stupid bully laughs and the look on Christian Slater's face is most amusing. Why does Fred Savage carry a skateboard around? They only use it once and almost get struck by a semi. One of my favorite songs is played when the kids hitch a ride with those bikers. Send Me An Angel by Real Life. This song was also played on the BMX movie Rad Racing and Heartland.
  2. I only joke. It's good that you were around to watch computers evolve into what they are today. I apreciate the work that many people have dedicated to this industry.
  3. I payed 20 dollars in 1992 to play Dactyl's Nightmare at the local carnival for 10 minutes. It was pretty cool at the time but the world was small and lacking detail. Popularity fizzled for further development of virtuality machines although Sega and Nintendo both made units. Specifically for the Master System and Nintendo's Virtual Boy. There was always talk about furthering this idea in the mid to late 90's but it was forgotten by the 21st century. I believe these million dollar machines are now developed for science labs and the military.
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    Cabinet Building

    I looked at arcadecontrols.com and there are thousands of beautiful cabinets. I have decided I don't want arcade sticks. I want to build this quick and dirty but still be able to upgrade the control deck for sticks in the future. I need a place to put two usb game pads out of the way as well as a keyboard and mouse for making adjustments. My monitor is 17 5/8 Wide 12 inch tall and 2 7/16 deep. I don't need coin slots and have no plan for that. The deck where 2 or four joysticks usually go will remain open until in the future when I find all the buttons and sticks. I will use wireless mouse and keyboard so I can put it underneath the deck or on top while there aren't joysticks in the way. I can type comfortably standing up between 41 and 48 inches. I want to hang the motherboard somewhere so the dvd drive can be accessible on the side or front. Inside the box, on the motherboard I have a wireless ad hoc network for sending and recieving files. The power supply unit should breath outside the box and the power cord should have a pre-out.
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    The Wizard

    It was 1989, neon colors were in and the NES was at the prime of it's life. The Wizard was about a young boy named Jimmy who runs away with his older brother to get to California. They were headed to a Nintendo tournament when they met up with a girl who joined them on this quest. The movie is littered with Nintendo games, Playchoice arcades and Square's Rad Racer was played using the Power Glove. These kids got into all sorts of mayhem along the way but a great scene is where they called the Nintendo Power Hotline to get all the tips they could before this tournament. The final game at the tournament was Super Mario Brothers 3 which was the first time people had seen it. If you like gaming movies then this one is a classic. name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>"> name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350"> name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>"> name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350"> name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>"> name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350">
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    Cabinet Building

    I have a frontend called "hyperspin 3D mame" It does what you were saying with videos of different games from all the old systems with a 1 click system and your playing. This emulator is in early stages and you have to know how to make .dat files. It's too complicated for me. I spent a full day trying and got no games working but this guy on youtube apparently did. name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>"> name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350"> I have one 19" LCD I am going to use for the stand up arcade. It used to be easier to look at a phosphorus monitor from greater angles but LCD's are cheap at that size and the only bad angle is from below. An LCD allows more room for air circulation and to work with. I'd like to start building my blueprints with Adobe Illustrator because I have studied the Adobe creative suite and know where everything is. What format are your plans in and do you mind sharing your favorite one?
  7. This has been on my mind for sometime now. I have a rather substantial amount of roms and isos I've collected over the years and I almost never play them. I think, because I have alot of space in our basement, I could build a couple of game cabinets. One would be a stand up so I could get off my butt and play games. The other would be a cocktail style I would use more to read retro magazines and other homework type stuff. You can also rest a coffee mug and a breakfast plate down. I have a couple extra and fast computers that can handle Playstation 2 emulation I will use but one trick is deciding what to use for inputs. Although Street Fighter Alpha 2 joysticks with 8 buttons are cool they go for 200 bucks. I could use a couple of Twin analog joysticks I own instead as, when properly configured with your emulator, they will work with 99% of the emulators out there. It will be a toss up for which operating system I will use. There's pros and cons with each but I'm thinking of going with Linux because it can squeeze the most performance out of a machine, but I know Windows like I know myself and it will take less time figuring stuff out. Before I can even start I need to make a blueprint for the dimensions which will take as much time as cutting and drilling all of the pieces. Any help or input on this would intrigue me.
  8. I used it in our welding shop and all of the dust magnetized it. It only bothers me because I could have easily sold it today but oh well.
  9. I never got any amazing deals. The price of cartridges has gone up considerably since after the years between 1995 and 2001, not including N64 games. The old systems have gone up as well. I did have a couple cool finds. The Genesis CDX was a micro Sega Genesis and Sega CD player in one. I picked this up for 30 bucks cad. I thew it away after so much use and abuse. I bought a Saturn in 1998 for 30 bucks with two controllers.
  10. I'm 31 now,was 8 or so when my dad bought us the Adam computer with the Colecovision. I played Atari and Intellivision before this at friends and families. When Turbographx came out I got that as well as a NES. Then I started buying my own games at age 13.
  11. When major components fail it does make me wonder about the quality, but if something like a power cord fails, which never has for me, I would find a spare I keep handy in one of my boxes of spare parts. It's a 4 dollar item depending how many feet long it is. If it comes from China it's probably under 3 feet.
  12. I don't trust Dell products. Their parts are not interchangeable with other manufacturers and you can't overclock them. My dad owned a Dell with a socket 478 which is still running good today after I rebuilt it and cleaned it. Then he bought a Dell XPS with the micro box and the motherboard burned out on him after one month and the fan on the graphic card quit which resulted in a half-screwed card. The thing runs so hot that, after he gave it to me for Christmas I keep the side panel off. "it does make a great television recorder" I don't buy computers from stores anymore because they cost is too much and I sure don't recommend Dell to consumers. Big business's like Dell because when they break down, the technicians are there the next day to replace the defective part.
  13. That's funny. This guy must have used a gameshark. If I used a gameshark I would have to use a code for unlimited energy tanks.
  14. In our elementary school they gave out participation ribbons. Hey that made me feel good until I seen everyone else had one. I really performed poorly in athletics when I was young.
  15. Between 1990 and 1991 Gamepro had a television show that came on early Saturday morning. It was hosted by J.D. Roth and Brennan Howard. They would review games with cool yet corny special effects with these guys jumping into games. My favorite part of the show was the "Cutting Edge". When NEO GEO first appeared on the market it was featured here as well as the Game Genie. They would have readers send in their questions via recording along with high scores. This show was funny when Brennan was co-hosting and it was sad to see this show disappear. At one time I had almost all of the shows on VHS but now I have downloaded what I can from Youtube. You can check it out for yourself. Youtube Gamepro Television
  16. Mothers. Mom says to her son Jake, "Okay Jake because you have been such a good boy, I will buy you your favorite game". With much enthusiasm and careful studying behind the glass cabinets Jake proclaims, "I have found the game I want. After hailing a Wal Mart employee mom uses her credit card to make the purchase. Jake can hardly wait to get home so he can be the first one on his block to play this new game that he decides to get a head start and read the instructions on the ride home. If it were not for the hardcore gamers and the fans that pay retail prices for games, the market would shrink. As for Joysticks and gamepads versus the keyboard, there is a large selection of games I would rather use a keyboard and mouse. Obviously PC games like Sim City and First Person Shooters require the use of a keyboard and mouse but it is so much better to play Diablo with a keyboard and mouse. You need to program your number keys for selecting magics and items on the run or die unnecessarily. 4 bit and all the way up to first generation Playstation games can be played easily with a keyboard and with a little dexterity and practice you can perform Ryu's fireball as easily as if you had a control pad, although in that case I would still prefer a joystick or a game pad. Atari, NES, Genesis, Turbographx 16 were made for the keyboard in my opinion.
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    Vhs Or Dvd?

    If it wasn't for tapes we would not have most of the movies that are on the shelves right now. Some of my favorite movies were only available in limited quantities on VHS. DVD's take up alot less space but shelling out between 5 and 25 dollars a second time is sick for me. The blu-ray costs too much for me right now. Especially when I can barely notice a difference in resolution. In fact I haven't purchased a movie in 6 years. I have a terabyte hard drive filled with movies and television series I have either recorded off a high-def satellite, downloaded from the internet or worse case scenario, rent from Blockbuster and later encoded to Nero digital.
  18. As long as Sega is owned by Sammy, they will not be releasing another home system. The youtube video of that computer with the dual DVI monitor outputs means nothing.
  19. You know that feeling of stress you get when your talking to someone you owe alot of money to? I get the same feeling when I play games like Resident Evil. I don't think that's healthy nor do I feel comfortable but I played through Illbleed on Dreamcast when it was released. It had a different kind of play system.
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