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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Unknownsou » September 5th, 2019, 11:51 pm

Lookin' pretty good. Honestly, I kinda want to get one already for Strania EX.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Shou » September 6th, 2019, 5:47 am

SuperPang wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 5:35 MP
Dache wrote:
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It's not trivial to reduce your playable game view down from 16:9 to 4:3, or expand vertically, and keep your design 100% intact without making changes (unless you're something like a puzzle game with a fixed game field you can just add space around). I did wonder how they'd handle that if 4:3 CRT support ended up as a requirement for devs because it'd be a not-insignificant amount of work in some cases and many of these devs are small teams. Not doing so is just easier for everyone and the modern arcade market is inescapably based around 16:9 LCDs now, so...
This is true. I actually think it might be a bigger issue for horizontal games though. I wouldn't expect to see many 9:16 shmups built from scratch as they would have to have a 3:4 ratio for horizontal LCDs, whether in multi-slot setups or with future home versions in mind. You'd end up with a sort of shmup brazilian on the screen otherwise. Aka & Blue started out on mobile phones remember. Pleasantly surprised to see that the Shikhondo devs have had a stab at it though!
Currently, all of our announced vertical shooters (Aka & Blue, Akyrios, Psyvariar, Shikhondo) have true 3:4 modes for 31kHz. Of course, you will lose some of the goodies that 9:16 brings to the table.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Shou » September 6th, 2019, 5:49 am

OlDirty wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 7:09 MP
Still so many 15kHz cabinets in japans arcade centers and no priority on CRT? I dont get it. If i wanna play on a LCD i tate my PC monitor. :( . So have to pass on this if no CRT support available.
CRT cabinets are a minority now in Japan. There are few left in the marketplace and prices have gone up dramatically in the last 18 months.
Major chains like Round 1 no longer have stock and will not purchase games for CRT cabs/JAMMA games. This is why SDOJ actually did poorly, even at that time, CRT cabs were already minor.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Shou » September 6th, 2019, 5:51 am

nem wrote:
August 21st, 2019, 9:14 am
OlDirty wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 7:09 MP
Still so many 15kHz cabinets in japans arcade centers and no priority on CRT? I dont get it.
The ones that just have 15kHz cabs more than likely aren't buying new games.

Also, you can now get a used Vewlix cheaper than you can get a working Astro or Blast, so there's really no point.
Vewlix L is around 40,000 JPY at most distros. I do not recommend this model as the monitor is garbage.
Vewlix C/F is around 50-70,000 JPY. Taito is now offering refurbed Black Diamonds with a 1080p screen for 128,000 JPY.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Shou » September 6th, 2019, 5:54 am

connor wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 5:24 MP
What's the general consensus from the Aka to Blue location tests? Is Japan enjoying it?
It has by far the most income out of any product in the standard cabinet category. We have beat Nesica, All Net, Gundam, Tekken and SF5 by wide margins every time.

The final game pushes the hardware to the max and is going for a world record of number of bullets on the screen. The original mobile game is now a pale comparison to this.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Shou » September 6th, 2019, 5:58 am

jimmerd wrote:
July 31st, 2019, 8:45 am
I have some general questions;

1. What is the expected retail price of the motherboard + game
2. Can a game be swapped between different motherboards?

Thanks
Japanese price will differ from other regions as our distributors have controls over that. A lot will be available to North American and European customers soon. It will be limited as there is overwhelming demand from the Japan side.

You can change the cart and put it in another mobo.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Shou » September 6th, 2019, 6:01 am

rancor wrote:
August 18th, 2019, 10:31 MP
I asked Shou about it directly (CRT version) since I only own CRT cabs, and he said its pretty much the bottom priority and required the purchase of extra hardware. I would imagine that it's nothing they're proud of, and should only be used as a very last resort. I'm just going to forget it was ever mentioned... :lol:
We have a downscaler for 31kHz ready, however, not one single arcade in Japan has asked for it,

We will put up some of the games in CRT cabs this month for testing so people can see what it looks like.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Shou » September 6th, 2019, 6:10 am

zak wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 12:12 MP
These will fly off the shelves once there's a CAVE stamp on the box ;)
IKD is going to give it to you soon enough

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by geotrig » September 6th, 2019, 7:08 am

8-) 8-) 8-)
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<trk>:I remember catching a big fat one and my friend said "throw it back in, that one already tastes like wood"

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by CTN » September 6th, 2019, 8:08 am

now this looks promising.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by zak » September 6th, 2019, 8:26 am

Shou wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 6:10 am
zak wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 12:12 MP
These will fly off the shelves once there's a CAVE stamp on the box ;)
IKD is going to give it to you soon enough
Excitement levels +10!

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Jan » September 6th, 2019, 9:30 am

the moment Akai Red re-release is announced my offer drops 75% :lol:



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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by RMRM » September 6th, 2019, 10:30 am

Shou wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 6:10 am
zak wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 12:12 MP
These will fly off the shelves once there's a CAVE stamp on the box ;)
IKD is going to give it to you soon enough
:-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by yosai » September 6th, 2019, 11:41 am

Shou wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 6:10 am
IKD is going to give it to you soon enough
xbox360 ports confirmed. :awe:

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Ikaru » September 6th, 2019, 11:49 am

yosai wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 11:41 am
xbox360 ports confirmed. :awe:
Most of games on exa Arcadia are available on ps4,switch...for 15,99 euros without discounts ;)

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by zak » September 6th, 2019, 11:51 am

I think Shou mentioned last year that any EXA release will not be ported to home.

The arcade version has to be unique/exclusive (correct me if I'm wrong Shou).

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Ikaru » September 6th, 2019, 11:56 am

zak wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 11:51 am

The arcade version has to be unique/exclusive (correct me if I'm wrong Shou).
:think: wait and see. I was excited but not anymore .I played to aka to blue at the hey for me I saw no differences with mobile version .It was just more fun to play at aka on a vewlix cabinet,

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by SuperPang » September 6th, 2019, 12:49 pm

zak wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 11:51 am
The arcade version has to be unique/exclusive (correct me if I'm wrong Shou).
As I understand it, there has to be an Exa exclusive mode or feature. We may well see Aka & Blue on consoles for example but it won't be Type-R.

If/when the likes of Cave release something new that might mean people get a bit miffed when the "port" is essentially an arrange version but operators must be sick of revenue dropping off when a home port is released just a few months later.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Shou » September 6th, 2019, 12:56 pm

Ikaru wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 11:56 am
zak wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 11:51 am

The arcade version has to be unique/exclusive (correct me if I'm wrong Shou).
:think: wait and see. I was excited but not anymore .I played to aka to blue at the hey for me I saw no differences with mobile version .It was just more fun to play at aka on a vewlix cabinet,
Type-R will never go to console. It uses the full spec of the platform and a port as-is is not possible.

Play the final build and decide if it is the same but it totally is different.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Ikaru » September 6th, 2019, 1:03 pm

Shou wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 12:56 MP

Type-R will never go to console. It uses the full spec of the platform and a port as-is is not possible.

Play the final build and decide if it is the same but it totally is different.
If I buy exa Arcadia it will be only for Type-R but I ask to see ;) maybye a teaser video of final build or something.

Like I said I was excited but when I found most of games available on PlayStation store ....wait and see in the future the new games on exa .

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