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by ChuChuFlamingo
November 1st, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Arcade Games & Artwork
Topic: For Sale: PCB Protect, a custom protection for Arcade Game PCB's
Replies: 16
Views: 774

Re: For Sale: PCB Protect, a custom protection for Arcade Game PCB's

Nice looking cases, but you really shouldn't sandwich them between two pieces of plexiglass like that. I'll quote twistedsymphony from AP, but tldr you basically create pivot points if any force hits the top. Shorting isn't the problem, the problem is you're attaching a long lever arm into a weak pe...
by ChuChuFlamingo
June 24th, 2019, 7:24 am
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Monitor discharge tool.
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: Monitor discharge tool.

I thought the same thing. You are not discharging it that way. The whole point of putting the discharge on the chassis ground frame/degauss strap and then under the anode cup is to essentially short it together (don't do this on vector monitors). Very similar to discharging the negative and positive...
by ChuChuFlamingo
June 16th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Home Games
Topic: hitbox controllers
Replies: 35
Views: 1937

Re: hitbox controllers

Most hitboxes have SOCD. Basically pressing opposite cardinal directions results in neutral, same position as if you didn't move a stick. It is funny Daigo's hitbox got banned because he was using a different SOCD method. It basically allowed him to hold back, press forward for sonic booms and maint...
by ChuChuFlamingo
June 14th, 2019, 2:12 am
Forum: Home Games
Topic: hitbox controllers
Replies: 35
Views: 1937

Re: hitbox controllers

In SF2 you can even input a dragon punch as 236 236 as well. This does have a downside in that if you have a super that has that motion it will take precedence over it. SF4 you can do 2 23 never hitting forward to do a dragon. Real dumb if you ask me from a design perspective.. But on the subject of...
by ChuChuFlamingo
January 11th, 2019, 3:34 am
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Tube and Chassis cleaning
Replies: 11
Views: 949

Re: Tube and Chassis cleaning

You really need to make sure all the water is dried. A lot of these IC's are not waterproof and can suffer from water ingress if not properly dried. You can set up potential failures down the road if the residues dry and react over the years on the ics (depends upon what contaminants are in your wat...
by ChuChuFlamingo
December 31st, 2018, 6:23 am
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: PCB Wrapping 101
Replies: 59
Views: 5159

Re: PCB Wrapping 101

I store them vertically as well. All my boards have the maximum amount of pcb feet too, even in the middle of the boards. Most people seem to only put them in the corners. Honestly I think you do more flexing taking off each pcb feet and putting them on over time (unless you have one of those holder...
by ChuChuFlamingo
December 30th, 2018, 10:09 pm
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: PCB Wrapping 101
Replies: 59
Views: 5159

Re: PCB Wrapping 101

Pretty much what you said. Everyone assumes static dissipative is the same as anti-static. With enough static electricity pink bubblewrap won't really protect it as it will go right through it. If you must wrap your boards in pink bubble wrap make sure it is anti static + wrap a few layers around th...
by ChuChuFlamingo
August 25th, 2018, 2:00 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Capcom Impress PSU down --> Please HELP!
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: Capcom Impress PSU down --> Please HELP!

6 Slot MVS isn't jamma though. I hope you had an adapter since the sound pins are not the same. Not sure if it will damage your amplifier/ic on your board on mvs to jamma, but on jamma to mvs it certainly can. Probably unrelated to what happened though. 6 slots draw a lot of power, especially amps. ...
by ChuChuFlamingo
March 3rd, 2018, 8:23 am
Forum: External Sales
Topic: Items you can't afford on Yahoo Japan Auctions
Replies: 2538
Views: 273654

Re: Items you can't afford on Yahoo Japan Auctions

Only dump that guy will take for free is in the toilet.
by ChuChuFlamingo
February 14th, 2018, 1:17 am
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Best thing to lay PBCs on when playing them?
Replies: 16
Views: 1454

Re: Best thing to lay PBCs on when playing them?

Thanks for the informative reply. When I was in Japan recently testing some PCBs before buying, it seemed common place in every store to unwrap the end of the PCBs wrapped in bubble wrap. Plus, looking at photos of people doing similar things in and out of their cabs with bags, wrap, boxes, etc. I ...
by ChuChuFlamingo
February 13th, 2018, 9:40 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Best thing to lay PBCs on when playing them?
Replies: 16
Views: 1454

Re: Best thing to lay PBCs on when playing them?

People usually use the term antistatic and static dissipative interchangeably from my experience, when they mean two entirely different things. From what I've read and experienced things that are antistatic like pink bubble wrap simply don't build up a charge via the triboelectric effect. So just be...
by ChuChuFlamingo
November 10th, 2017, 7:29 am
Forum: Home Games
Topic: Why Shaturn Grail?
Replies: 82
Views: 13745

Re: Why Shaturn Grail?

Re-bending goes a long way, but one thing you need to keep in mind is that a lot of these action replays edge connectors are thicker iirc than standard carts. Add this on top of **** metal connectors, which wear down easily and you get this situation. Another problem i've seen people mention is crac...
by ChuChuFlamingo
October 27th, 2017, 10:30 am
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: leonardoliveira & Idc's clean decrypted roms
Replies: 713
Views: 103465

Re: leonardoliveira & Idc's clean decrypted roms

What? You put the eproms on another board which were working and it no longer works now? It's impossible for data in the eproms to cause any damage, even on boards which still have encryption data in them, they will just not work. Returning the original eproms to the board should resume it's operat...
by ChuChuFlamingo
September 21st, 2017, 6:52 pm
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: Jamma to RGB scart for capture - what do I need?
Replies: 5
Views: 1342

Re: Jamma to RGB scart for capture - what do I need?

That will work but you will loose brightness iirc. You usually want something that duplicates the signal and brings it down to 75ohms as arcade stuff is TTL level iirc.
by ChuChuFlamingo
February 27th, 2017, 9:23 am
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: UD-CPS2: Fully Consolized Capcom Play System 2
Replies: 9
Views: 2215

Re: UD-CPS2: Fully Consolized Capcom Play System 2

To be fair i think the a-board prices just follow the regular greedcurve that's valid for the majority of hardware that has a jamma plug. I agree somewhat, but when this thing first came out I remember a immediate demand for A boards and people paying ridiculous amounts for one. Just like the proli...
by ChuChuFlamingo
February 27th, 2017, 1:59 am
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: UD-CPS2: Fully Consolized Capcom Play System 2
Replies: 9
Views: 2215

Re: UD-CPS2: Fully Consolized Capcom Play System 2

That man is hated by so many collectors for ruining so many A boards. Just get a supergun instead of trashing parts so they can no longer work in cabinets. I can see why. I don't get why he just didn't make a breakout box that connects via a jamma extender instead of mutilating a case. It seems dum...
by ChuChuFlamingo
September 28th, 2016, 3:23 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: WIP: CPS 1.5 on CPS2 hardware
Replies: 220
Views: 35665

Re: WIP: CPS 1.5 on CPS2 hardware

I wish i had a mp3 of that ken song, its pretty rad.
by ChuChuFlamingo
July 4th, 2016, 7:04 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Egret 2 Illumination Panel -- Different Versions?
Replies: 9
Views: 1976

Re: Egret 2 Illumination Panel -- Different Versions?

Looks like yellowing to me. Fluorescent light does fade stuff, just look at MVS mini marquees.
by ChuChuFlamingo
July 24th, 2014, 6:45 am
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: Astro City and New Astro City becoming scarce
Replies: 32
Views: 5560

Re: Astro City and New Astro City becoming scarce

geotrig wrote:
Johnnychaos wrote:There won't be that many out there now. And 9000 spread round the world isn't that many.
surely there was way more than 9000 :lolno:
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