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#1 4300 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:45 PM

Couple pics I had on my phone of the dude lair. Nothing special compared to a lot of collections on here, but, then again, I haven't set out to have a massive collection, just the stuff I enjoy. Unfortunately, I didn't have a better picture of the arcade/pinball wall. There's also a Bally Lost World that's cut off.

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:55 PM

...I haven't set out to have a massive collection, just the stuff I enjoy.

 

That's all that matters! Plus, you have a Vectrex, which alone makes any collection awesome by default. :-D

 

Good looking setup! :) :thumbsup:



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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:08 PM

 

That's all that matters! Plus, you have a Vectrex, which alone makes any collection awesome by default. :-D

 

Good looking setup! :) :thumbsup:

Everything's better with Vectrex.

 

Thanks you sir.



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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:58 PM

Yes. I (personally) find a couple 2 or 3 arcade cabs useful in order to create ambiance. It's when a basement becomes jam-packed with so many cabs you can't spread out and socialize that I start disliking stuff. When it becomes a maze.. it's not for me.

 

Any collection looks good as long as it's arrange and presented tastefully like so. It's when consoles need to be unshelved, unpacked, power-adapter located and snaked to the back, and a lengthy "set-up" process followed; that's what I dislike.

 

Consoles should slide out of their shelf and be ready to go, the only setup that should take place is maybe changing a controller and flipping an A-B switch to get to connected.

 

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And less is more.



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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:25 PM

There's also a Bally Lost World that's cut off.

 

This is one of my favorites of all time. A lot of memories playing this at the local bowling alley. I wish I had room for some pins.  Really wish the folks at Pinball Arcade would do a digital version of this one.



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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:37 PM

 
This is one of my favorites of all time. A lot of memories playing this at the local bowling alley. I wish I had room for some pins.  Really wish the folks at Pinball Arcade would do a digital version of this one.

Paragon is on there. It's basically lost worlds big brother.

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:08 PM

I'd love to eventually add a few stand up arcade machines and a classic pinball machine or two. 



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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:20 PM

Nice! You got a Comet machine. I've got a Cyclone myself. Love that trio of machines.

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:47 PM

Nothing mediocre about that collection at all! Little bit of everything there... nice stereo equipment, great video and pinball games, a TV atop a milk crate... :lol:

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:50 PM

I see they have replacement monitors. Are the motherboards original?



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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:13 PM

That is a nice collection!  Nothing mediocre about it, particularly with the Vectrex in there.  ;)



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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:34 PM

Mediocre? Well Sir, that would make my collection downright pathetic !  :o



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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:50 PM

Very cool, love the Defender!

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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:43 AM

I see they have replacement monitors. Are the motherboards original?

Nope, unfortunately. I bought the Ms Pac a while back before I knew any better. The cab was gutted with a 60 in 1 and an LCD monitor installed. I've restored the cabinet, but haven't done anything with the guts yet. And honestly, despite the crap they get, I actually enjoy the 60 in 1 board. I do have a G07 monitor sitting on the work bench getting recapped that will probably end up in it. The Defender is actually a scratch build running a 19 in 1 board.



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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:30 AM

Well, that's alright. Modern electronics are more reliable anyways.


Edited by Keatah, Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:12 AM.


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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:53 AM

I was expecting a few dozen cartridges; this collection may be small when compared to others, but it's still incredible.



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Posted Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:32 AM

Nice!

 

We used to play Bally Lost World pinball all the time, too, at this local pool hall I haven't been to in years.  That's the one that has the voice that says "Can you escape?" right? 



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Posted Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:59 PM

Nope, i think that's escape from the lost world.

Edited by 4300, Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:36 PM.


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Posted Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:14 PM

The Vectrex and the Defender cabinet make it already non-mediocre, no matter what the rest of the collection contains.

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Edited by Rom Hunter, Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:15 PM.


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Posted Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:27 PM

Nope, i think that's escape from the lost world.

 

Oh, you're right!   I love that game!   I wonder if it's a sequel to Lost World?



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Posted Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:35 PM

From what i remember reading, it's loosely based on the original.

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Posted Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:04 AM

Nah it's great. Defender awesome. I once had the chance to buy a Space Invaders coin-op for $90, but I thought, I never get this thing home, so I passed. Bummer



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Posted Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:14 PM

Nice!



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Posted Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:52 PM

If you don't already, get some everdrives to add depth and richness to your collection. IMHO every classic game console and vintage computer should have a modern-day storage alternative. It's just stupid crazy how you can pack thousands upon thousands carts and disks in a quarter cubic centimeter crystal!



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Posted Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:54 PM

If you don't already, get some everdrives to add depth and richness to your collection. IMHO every classic game console and vintage computer should have a modern-day storage alternative. It's just stupid crazy how you can pack thousands upon thousands carts and disks in a quarter cubic centimeter crystal!

 

I'm definitely leaning that way toward systems I enjoy playing and experiencing occasionally but am not passionate enough about to collect for or spend all kinds of money on. Especially with computers, where the rabbit holes can be virtually endless. I own literally dozens of systems--it's not feasible to collect for all of them, for several reasons (well, really just three, I guess...space, money, and time are finite :-D).

 

But then there are a few that I'm passionate (/borderline obsessive :ponder:) about that I do collect for, so I do have "real" collections for several platforms...and a bunch of other systems with SD cards or folders of games on my laptop. :-D It's a good balance, I think.  :)


Edited by BassGuitari, Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:57 PM.





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