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Neo Gold
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Nice one & welcome guys.. 8-) . Always great to have new blood into the Great community here... And it is a great place to be.
You will find all you need to know here as a lot of the seasoned members @ AO are very experienced and knowledgeable..
If you need to know anything or want advise.. Try the search engine to save time, but it's nice for new users to post a thread or two on what they want to chat about, then most will chip in giving friendly advise and tips.
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FinalFight
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Hi All :) just rejoined the forum after a break have the same username on vac and pinballinfo .. my old one on here was stegrey
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Flinnster
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Damn you get everywhere :lol:
WTD: Rolling Thunder pcb, ANY Dino King / Love & Berry / MushiKing spare parts!!
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GeorgeSpinner
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Hi. My name is George, and I'm addicted to JAMMA PCBs.

It all started last May when the pandemic was just getting into full swing and I realized I'd be in the house a lot for the foreseeable future.

I had just started getting into RGB console gaming, when I saw a video about the history of the Neo Geo on YouTube. It got me thinking about my brother's AES, and how much I enjoyed it as a kid.

I took a look on eBay and learned that AES systems/carts are still pretty expensive. The Neo Geo CD was still a pretty reasonable option. I ordered one from eBay and I loved it.

Even though I loved the Neo Geo CD, I saw it's shortcomings (just like everyone else). A month after the Neo Geo CD arrived, I purchased a Timeharvest CMVS and some carts. I enjoyed it so much, I purchased the Terraonion NEOSD. Having almost every MVS game was pretty awesome.

The stereo mod on the Timeharvest CMVS is done pretty poorly, so I decided to fix it myself. While I was in there, I saw the JAMMA interface and how it related to the PCB that was used to create the CMVS. I had never even thought about JAMMA or how it worked, even though I haven't loved arcade games my entire life.

I did some research and learned about superguns. Fast forward 1 year and I have multiple CMVS setups, superguns, and all my favorite JAMMA PCBs from when I was a kid.

I've learned a lot, getting the 25+ PCBs working with my CRT and flat panel displays. I've even done a few repairs.

Neo Turf Masters is my favorite game.

I enjoy games from Capcom, Taito, Sega, Konami, and SNK.

I have a background in computer software and enjoy helping out where I can.

Thanks for your time.
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ChrisBEANS
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Hey George, and welcome!!

Great story!! I’m newish here too and we have a similar story except I was driven to get a couple of Neo Geo cabs and I’ve been slowly restoring them as best I can.

You’ll find this place is generally very friendly, and you can’t move for extremely knowledgable people too. It’s a fantastic resource.

Hopefully you’ll enjoy being here.

Plenty of threads or sub forums where you can show off your stuff, and I’d certainly like to see it :thumbup:
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GeorgeSpinner
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Thanks Chris.

I appreciate the warm welcome.

I look forward to sharing and interacting with everyone here.
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ViewtifulCereza
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Hi, I'm Thomas and I love Cave, Razing and Takumi.
Lokiboy
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here looking for a 357A B or a 359 if anybody has one post me a reply prefer UK
Nekkes
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Hi all.
My name is Nick and I'm big into retro stuff. It all began after moving houses and finding my childhood NES. I thought about how to best hook it up, and this started the chase down the rabbit hole. 6 years into it and a house full of awesome CRTs and consoles I'm taking the next step into the world of wonderful arcade.

Thanks, and looking forward to all the wisdom to be found here.
Rikrok
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Hi all,

I'm from London but am living in Los Angeles. I've got a decent console collection hooked up to a B&O CRT. I'm currently in the process of converting a Time Crisis 1 gun and pedal to work with PlayStation, PS2, Saturn, Dreamcast and Xbox (with some circuitry to only fire the solenoid when you're aiming at the screen and have bullets in the chamber). I would love to own Time Crisis and House of the Dead machines though I don't have the space for them. Instead I hope to find boards of them (I realise they'll be trickier to hook up as they're not JAMMA, but one step at a time). My first step is to find a tri sync monitor as HOTD is EGA and TC is VGA. I placed an order for one of those Makvision 27/29 inch monitors but later got an email saying I had missed the boat, probably forever. I still hope to find one, or if not a Wells Gardner (or Nanao or Sanwa tri sync, but they seem rarer), though I am a little worried when I read people talking about their reliability, hence the appeal of a new monitor.

Once I have a monitor and supergun (I've been looking at the Axun CBOX) I'd also like to get some other boards, namely SF2 Champion Edition and the first Mortal Kombat.

Thanks, and I look forward to this new rabbit hole!
raiderfan
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Hello
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SuperPang
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Alright Lionel?
Cohge
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Hello all.
LinkArcadeotaku
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Hello, I am from china,I love arcade games
markjduk
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Hi all

I am an arcade collector from the UK. I have 6 cabs and hundreds of pcbs although I am gradually thinning these down. Current cab line up includes Defender, Donkey Kong JR, Popeye, Space Invaders II, Continental Circus all original and a generic Jamma Cab.
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nawafsama
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Hello ! My name is Nawaf - Public IG handle ‘nawafsama’ - from Dubai.

Hope you’re all doin well ! I started my journey to collect
cabs, i currently own two Viewlix F, Crazy Taxi and got a Blast City on the way. Looking forward to explore and learn more through you guys in this forum !
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ChrisBEANS
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Welcome all!!

I’m quite new myself and I’ve been made to feel very welcome. You’ll find loads of knowledgable people here and a ton of interesting threads.

Make yourselves at home :D
Frequensie
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Greetings; based out of San Francisco and just getting into proper cabinets now. Lived in Japan for a number of years and arcades were always a favourite spot of mine, so it's great to be able to have that at home.
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Neo Gold
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Frequensie wrote: July 20th, 2021, 8:20 pm Greetings; based out of San Francisco and just getting into proper cabinets now. Lived in Japan for a number of years and arcades were always a favourite spot of mine, so it's great to be able to have that at home.
Welcome!.. Its a great community here, we look forward to hearing from you, and seeing what goodies you got from Japan!.
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nivlat
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Hello all!!
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