I am a member of the coinops project and also the private torrent. I even paid for VIP access to it in the past to support the devs but I just done quite mix well over there. (Probably the age gap)
I also cut way back on my on line mingling and have pretty much kept it to just AtariAge cuz of folks like you guys in this thread and the marketplace forum .
I was doing a lot Instagram over the summer for my graffiti career but other than that I don't go on forums much unless I have a specific need to find a tutorial, download software, grab tools or ask a question
I don't like the rom sets for consoles that have been compiled for CO that are not mame games ... I would have to do a LOT of game deletions if I installed those . I'd rather have an app that let me create my own set and by that I mean find or create the associated media required along with a text file telling me what goes where in which directory.
Beyond compiling just the roms, I'm too lazy to piece that sort of coinops set together myself ... I would add arcade ports from all systems and games that work well with arcade controls for my own use. I have not seen such a set or sets yet without containing 90% games I don't want.
I know Nintendo goes after people but not the sites like theisozone or other long standing sites like Romhustler, Et al...
Occasionally you will see a note posted regarding a rom that was taken down by request (not as often as you see that kind of thing on YouTube) but they can't win ... it's too far gone and too LONG gone in time to take down everything. It'll just go up somewhere else if not ten other somwhere else's
I've always maintained that the projected and reported "losses" that game companies claim are way overblown and don't take into account the positive side of generating thousands if not hundreds of thousands or even millions of classic game fans that pour money into the game economy.
most "pirates" would not buy all the games, movies, books, software, porn they download if it was not possible to do so... that's not a loss of revenue, certainly not as much as they claim ... there is no scientific way to even calculate it and like I said, the equation is lopsided and does not factor in just how big the classic game scene has grown in just the last five years let alone the last decades since MAME was born.
I also think it is a huge mistake to vilify your customer base like the music and movie industries seem to enjoy doing to 13 year olds with a full iPod.
To go back on topic, is anyone here using classic consoles with emulators in their arcade cabinets or with arcade control sticks ?
I've been using the Xbox of course but I'm also using the Dreamcast and will soon have the Wii & PS2 working . I migrated my control system over from Ultimarc to Xarcade (with its newly updated control PCB) so I could do that a lot easier. the video interface I have for my arcade monitor works with those consoles that have VGA or component capability. It's cool to use the Wii or PS2 to play arcade ports of newer arcade games or console only followups. I have invested in some JAMMA compatible arcade boards but it gets expensive and clumsy. A lot of them have the same components as those consoles anyway
Among my prize possessions are consolized multi game Neo Geo MVS & Capcom CPS2. I can play the full library of those original games except for those that require a vertical monitor unless I want to play it sideways . It's pretty sweet to own 2/3rds of KAWAKS 😁
Edited by Mark Wolfe, Thu Dec 8, 2016 10:41 AM.