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Re: Introduce yourself here!

Posted: October 22nd, 2018, 8:58 pm
by Mercks
Hi I'm Mercks , Toaplan Forever

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Posted: October 23rd, 2018, 8:57 pm
by Caloge
Hi everyone,

i'm Cal.

I live in Toronto and grew up in arcades, as I'm sure so many of you did. Finally own my own place and looking to finally get a proper cab set up. Already have a small collection of CPS2 hardware, and almsot finished with my Naomi set up.

Still looking for a 3s board, which are pretty hard to find up in Canada. but I am sure one will surface eventually (that doesnt cost as much as the rest of my pcbs combined).

Cheers

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Posted: October 24th, 2018, 6:57 am
by MisterMidnight
Hi guys! Im ori! I restore Japanese cabs in my spare time! My youtube channel "mroreo76"

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Posted: October 25th, 2018, 10:28 pm
by 007
I am another arcade addict joining your forums.

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Posted: October 25th, 2018, 10:29 pm
by Rezwalker
Hey Guys

Im from Montréal Québec

Im a big fan of Candy Cab

Here is my setup
Image

I really love Cave shmup and own most of them & All the Tetris TGM series
so i spend most of my time trying to be a GM and trying 1 CC
atm im working to clear DDP DFK BL !!

Glad to be part of this great community

Long live Candy's !

Rez

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Posted: October 25th, 2018, 11:15 pm
by EOJ
That's an awesome setup you've got there, Rezwalker. :awe:

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Posted: October 25th, 2018, 11:47 pm
by geotrig
Is that a guwange rug?

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Posted: October 26th, 2018, 12:01 am
by Rezwalker
Lol not a rug

just some huge banner i made couple years ago

here a example
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Re: Introduce yourself here!

Posted: October 26th, 2018, 8:44 am
by geotrig
dont show kern your control panel !!! :lol: :awe: nice setup 8-)

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Posted: October 28th, 2018, 1:52 pm
by SBL
Hi,
I was having fun with Commodore hardware for a long time, a year ago I discovered arcade cabinets are fun too!
Michel, from Holland

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Posted: October 28th, 2018, 5:59 pm
by Maikumura
Hi, I am an arcade addict. My is Anders and I come from Sweden. In 85 or 86 my life as I knew it changed forever, I found Ghost'n Goblins arcade machine at the local mall. I can't really explain what's so special about that game, I do both love it and hate it at the same time ;) Music is great, gameplay is ace, but a true credit muncher as arcade games should be. They regulary changed the games there, I soon fell in love with Wonderboy, Bubble Bubble, Gunsmoke, I can go on forever :D Most of the time I spent watching other people play the games and when I had the money I played myself. I got older the games changed, the last arcade games I remember playing in my hometown was Street Fighter 2: World Warrior and Ghouls'n Ghosts. Life changed, I moved on to University, Got my first PC which I regret til today not saving when it got old. One day I found this nifty program called Mame, which allowed me to play my childhood arcade games on my PC, which was great fun.

PC changed and I moved on to flastscreen, which for Mame was not a good move. Mame does not look good on a modern screen, atleast in my humble opinion. Life moved on, One day I stumbled across a blog about a guy who built his own Mame cab, which planted a seed in my mind. If he can do it, I can do it. What do I want, build one myself or buy a kit to assemble ? Ideas was spinning in my head. I knew for sure I didn't want a LCD screen, one day by a fluke, I got in contact with a guy who sells candycabs he imports from Japan. No offense, if I had grown up with candycabs I might have liked them, but I grew up with arcades madeout of MDF material ;) He didn't have any spare CRT screens, but he gave me tips about a guy who might have some extra for sale. Said and done, I contacted the guy and luckly he had two brand new 20" CRT screens for sale. Now that I had two screens, things moved forward. Do I really want to use Mame or the real thing ? I asked myself. Spent hours after hours on internet reading up on arcade games as much as possible. I decided to go all the way in, got myself a PCB board of a game that is one of my all time favourites, Shinobi :lol: :lol: Got myself all the parts I needed and built a cab, my own design, won't win any design awards :D Slowly building up my own collection of PCB's that I remember from my childhood. Some are cheap, some are expensive to find in original like Bubble Bobble and Psychic 5.

I walked the long hard path, was it worth it ? I think so, I could have chosen the easy path and got myself a vintage cab. Some peole like to buy a Dell computer and is happy with that, however, I am not that kind of person. Some kind of OCD makes me wanna know every component in my computer, so when **** hits the fan, I know what part might have failed, same with arcade. I want to know every component in my cab. So I took up something that I sucked at school, to solder :lol: :lol: :lol: Slowly I started to make my own Jamma harness, I don't like the ready ones you can get from China for some reason, so I decided to make my own Jamma harness. I sincerely hope you all are awake after this wall of text :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Posted: October 30th, 2018, 8:14 am
by Birdy1
Hi Mark here

Proud owner of a NEOCANDY 29 which I'm running a MAME PC on. Now looking to start a new project - sourcing a Blast City for use with XBOX 360 etc for vertical schmups at 31khz

Nice to be here

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Posted: October 30th, 2018, 3:52 pm
by zak
Rezwalker wrote:
October 25th, 2018, 10:29 MP
Hey Guys

Im from Montréal Québec

Im a big fan of Candy Cab

Here is my setup
Image

I really love Cave shmup and own most of them & All the Tetris TGM series
so i spend most of my time trying to be a GM and trying 1 CC
atm im working to clear DDP DFK BL !!

Glad to be part of this great community

Long live Candy's !

Rez
That room looks great!

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Posted: October 30th, 2018, 5:27 pm
by needaes
Hi , i'm Fabien.
French arcade and neogeo collector.

I comme here for test my bad engrish :awe:

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Posted: October 30th, 2018, 7:42 pm
by zak
needaes wrote:
October 30th, 2018, 5:27 MP
Hi , i'm Fabien.
French arcade and neogeo collector.

I comme here for test my bad engrish :awe:
Herro Fabien! :awe:

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Posted: October 31st, 2018, 10:39 am
by nnap
Hi all,

greetings from Switzerland. Have been into arcades for a long time. At some point in time I sold everything. I just got back into it a couple of month ago. My main interest at the moment is thinkering with the arcade PCBs and doing the occasional repair. Still a lot of learn and upgrade some of the tools I already own :D

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Posted: October 31st, 2018, 10:23 pm
by geosnow
Nice to see you here. :awe:

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Posted: November 1st, 2018, 8:16 am
by mastercello
Welcome Silvio...I still remember when i bought that Net City Cab from you! :awe:

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Posted: November 1st, 2018, 12:41 pm
by nnap
mastercello wrote:
November 1st, 2018, 8:16 am
Welcome Silvio...I still remember when i bought that Net City Cab from you! :awe:
thanks! Do you still have it or have you moved along to something nicer ;)

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Posted: November 5th, 2018, 10:18 am
by fraggle200
Hi everyone. Frank here. Long time lurker as i've no cabs yet but hopefully that'll all change soon.