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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by MrJBRPG » November 30th, 2019, 3:16 am

I like to ask about display port (multi-screen) support for Exa Arcadia motherboard:

While it is taken for granted to work with only one screen per motherboard, with display splitters being commonplace for multi-link games,

Does Exa Arcadia support multiple unique screens on a single motherboard (Darius 1 & 2, Nintendo VS arcade system, Tecmo Bowl Arcade, The Predators (1986 Unreleased Prototype), Halo Fireteam Raven, etc.)?

I ask this because Exa Arcadia is based on Windows PC and does have two USB ports and maybe display port plug to increase number of screens like any PC does.
Having multiple unique screens on a single motherboard can allow more interesting design possibilities, in addition to the single screen requirement.

The only other way to achieve it is through ethernet LAN connection and Wi-Fi, but those tend to be separate cabinets, each with their own motherboard.
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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by CTN » November 30th, 2019, 6:59 am

Shou wrote:
November 30th, 2019, 3:15 am
For all preorders, we will include these (joystick ball, dust cover, buttons) as a special bonus:
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Nice. Are those printed by Seimitsu?

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Shou » November 30th, 2019, 7:19 am

CTN wrote:
November 30th, 2019, 6:59 am
Shou wrote:
November 30th, 2019, 3:15 am
For all preorders, we will include these (joystick ball, dust cover, buttons) as a special bonus:
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Nice. Are those printed by Seimitsu?
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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by markedkiller78 » November 30th, 2019, 7:45 am

The dustwasher is :awe:
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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by yosai » November 30th, 2019, 11:50 am

Shou wrote:
November 30th, 2019, 3:12 am
Just to be very clear, this is Tanoshimasu's policy as the IP owner of the game. If players post speed runs on how to beat the game, that actually DECREASES revenue as players will know how to clear the game faster and will be on the machine for 20+ minutes at a time.
Seems like a flawed business model and the issue will be exacerbated with 4 games on the same machine.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by SuperPang » November 30th, 2019, 12:32 pm

I imagine arcades like Hey will keep to one game per cab while they're this popular.

As for the no recording, that's a risky decision alright, but it's Tanoshimasu's to make I guess.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by nem » November 30th, 2019, 1:07 pm

Shou wrote:
November 30th, 2019, 3:12 am
If players post speed runs on how to beat the game, that actually DECREASES revenue as players will know how to clear the game faster and will be on the machine for 20+ minutes at a time. This is an operator first policy to maximize their investments and to bring other operators onboard. There are no bans on taking a pic of your high score etc. It is videos of the story mode (which was also banned on the mobile game) and player score attack runs. Operators are able to stream if they just ask beforehand.
Wow, very poor reasoning. IMO as a hardware platform this is something you should have pushed against. Communities around games aren't local anymore, especially outside Japan, where arcades a few and far between. Internet brings those players together. Gameplay videos and streaming is a big of part it.

If Tanoshimasu starts handing out copyright strikes to western arcades, oh boy.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by ReplicaX » November 30th, 2019, 5:27 pm

Shou wrote:
November 30th, 2019, 3:12 am
As much as there is a Twitter backlash on this, the lines at arcades like Hey are already 30+ minutes deep everyday. The most common complaint at actual arcades is that they have to line up again.
Very common inside the first week of a new title release to have that volume and really no valid claim to the Twitter backlash effect as its too early.

It would be interesting to see the bookkeeping results at the 3, 6, and 12 month marks from a popular location like HEY. I will not hold my breath on that though.
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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by zak » November 30th, 2019, 5:53 pm

Shou wrote:
November 30th, 2019, 3:15 am
For all preorders, we will include these (joystick ball, dust cover, buttons) as a special bonus:
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Thanks :awe:

Any chance of including a 2 player set? :oops:

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Ikaru » November 30th, 2019, 10:08 pm

Shou wrote:
November 30th, 2019, 3:15 am
For all preorders, we will include these (joystick ball, dust cover, buttons) as a special bonus
Fantastic 8-) thank you ;)

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Nonik » December 2nd, 2019, 4:39 pm

MrJBRPG wrote:
November 29th, 2019, 5:57 MP
For the record, the founder of Exa Arcadia did confirm that the first set of hardware and cartridge batches have no online features and will have to be updated at the factory. Also confirmed on the latest video from Arcade Heroes. Future batches will have online features, to make firmware and software updates easy.
nobody says anything about it? really? international buyers WILL CANT UPDATE YOUR EXA-ARCADIA online.....

I was thinging if buy or not, but... if i need to send to your factory for update "possible updates".... no thanks.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by zak » December 2nd, 2019, 6:35 pm

What's the ethernet port for?

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by yosai » December 2nd, 2019, 7:05 pm

Ethernet cable. :awe:

It will only work if the software supports it. No online or updates for the first units is shocking if true.

Even worse of it was done on purpose to make non updated units rarer and more valuable in the future.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Jan » December 2nd, 2019, 7:26 pm

:fastlove:

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by zak » December 2nd, 2019, 7:32 pm

I'm more curious when the western preorders will ship. Hopefully by Christmas?

Currently badgering Yugo at Taito to have our JVS IOs ready this week.

I get the feeling that they're trying to group the shipment together with everyone's panels :think:

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by MrJBRPG » December 3rd, 2019, 3:04 pm

Questions for @Shou:

Apparently, we got some conflicting messages going on in regard to player streaming:

Exa Arcadia, as a platform, will allow players to upload their gameplay to streaming platforms like Twitch.

Yet developers and publishers, not the platform holder, controls how streaming will be allowed to players.

I like to request some clarity on the following:

To what extent does the developer of the games control how much streaming is allowed to players?

If developers decide not to control any aspect of streaming, what is the default mode of streaming for the games connected online?

Is streaming features required or optional for any game made for Exa Arcadia?

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by SuperPang » December 3rd, 2019, 5:29 pm

zak wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 7:32 MP
I'm more curious when the western preorders will ship. Hopefully by Christmas?
Would be useful to know. EMS from Singapore (if that's where they're shipping from) is pretty quick IIRC but they'll spend a few days with Parcelforce while they send out the customs charge letter.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by nvs » December 3rd, 2019, 5:38 pm

yosai wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 7:05 MP
Ethernet cable. :awe:

It will only work if the software supports it. No online or updates for the first units is shocking if true.

Even worse of it was done on purpose to make non updated units rarer and more valuable in the future.
How is that online updating of all your other arcade platforms going at home, out of interest? ;-)
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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by SuperPang » December 3rd, 2019, 5:46 pm

nvs wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 5:38 MP
How is that online updating of all your other arcade platforms going at home, out of interest? ;-)
Illegally :D

There was talk of a free hardware upgrade to add online features to tie in with the launch of some sports game but that's second hand information and may no longer be accurate.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Nonik » December 4th, 2019, 12:45 pm

SuperPang wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 5:46 MP
nvs wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 5:38 MP
How is that online updating of all your other arcade platforms going at home, out of interest? ;-)
Illegally :D

There was talk of a free hardware upgrade to add online features to tie in with the launch of some sports game but that's second hand information and may no longer be accurate.
i hope i was wrong, but... i dont believe it , no way

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