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#2630506 FS: Ship Your Original XBOX for UPGRADE | 2016 $130+ship

Posted by ClassicGMR on Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:37 PM

I'm really sorry, I am rather typo-centric lately. I need glasses badly. the S and the D are right next to each other... so sorry.. but how did I make you look like an ass? I'm totally confused on that one.... I'm really sorry if that was the case.... please elaborate so I can see the error of my ways....

You didn't offend me I thought it was funny! (Hence the haha) :)

I'm a 40 year old juvenile so when I saw "ClasddicGMR" I read "Class dick GMR". My mind runs in strange ways. Ignore me! :D

Good stuff with the XBox. I'll definitely be looking you up soon. Thank you! :thumbsup:

#2558948 CNC Routed aluminium Berzerk wall sets - $20 shipped!

Posted by ClassicGMR on Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:05 PM

Oh... the Adventure set might be nice too. One side of my arcade cabinet is going to be Berzerk... that set would look really nice on the other side. :-o :grin:

#2520532 My new emulation cabinet

Posted by ClassicGMR on Fri May 11, 2012 10:13 PM

Fair warning - link and picture heavy.

It's finally almost finished. There are a few changes I still want to make and I didn't exactly build it myself but I love it anyway. I really like the strand of rope light around the LCD. Great for flair and in the dark it just looks cool(to me anyway). ;)

The Envision LCD will be swapped for a widescreen LCD HDTV probably in the next month or two after my vacation. That way I can add my Playstation 3, Nintendo64 with Z64 and 3DO systems to the cabinet in the shelving below.

My main cabinet:
Xtension Arcade Cabinet For The X-Arcade Tankstick
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My display for the setup:
Emerson G22LWK 22" LCD Widescreen Monitor
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My emulation system:
Model : Dell Inspiron 410 [ZINO HD]
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Processor : AMD Athlon II Dual-Core P340 @ 2.2GHz
Memory (RAM) : 4096MB DDR3 (8GB Max)
Primary Hard Drive : 1TB
Video Card : ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series 256 MB
Sound Card : Dell Computer SB600 High Definition Audio Controller
Optical Drive : DVD/RW (CD/DVD Burner)
Wired Network Card : Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Wireless Card : DW1501 Wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini Card

External Hardware:
Logitech K400 Wireless Keyboard
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Cyber Authority CA-3090 2.1 Speakers
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USB Highspeed 7 Port Hub w/ AC Adapter (Silver)
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Belkin Power Authority II Model F5C140
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Here's the software:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
GameEX frontend (registered)
MAME - Arcade
Stella - Atari 2600
Nostalgia - Mattel Intellivision
Mednafen - Atari Lynx, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Nintendo Entertainment System, NEC TurboGrafx-16, Nintendo Virtual Boy
ZSNES - Super Nintendo
Kega Fusion - Sega Genesis, Master System, Game Gear
VisualBoyAdvance - Nintendo Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advance

Here's the gaming adapters and controllers:
* 2600-dapter
- Flashback 2 joystick
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* Vision-dapter
- Sears Intellivision controller
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* Retrolink USB adapter for NES
- Original NES control pad
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* Super SmartJoy USB adapter for SNES
- Original SNES control pad
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* X-Arcade Tankstick + Trackball
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Last but not least - running in my living room :)
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#2509142 Emulator frontends?

Posted by ClassicGMR on Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:18 AM

I use GameEx myself. It is loaded with options. The flipside of that means it is loaded with configuration features that took me a little bit to get used to.

Now that I have it working though all it takes is my Tankstick to run. My PC boots to GameEx, the Tankstick controls everything. It is constantly being updated and the forum support is excellent.

The frontend runs all your favorite emulators, can be used as a jukebox and plays movies so you can use it as a theater.

Best thing is it's free. You don't have to donate for it if you don't want to. It does have a splash screen in the unregistered version but I don't think it's crippled otherwise. I personally swear by it.

#2451958 Marketplace etiquette

Posted by ClassicGMR on Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:31 AM

I don't think it's necessary... and since when is it a "standard protocol"? I don't have to post to Craigslist stating I sent an email about a post. You don't see my user name on eBay when I bid. I certainly don't tell everyone at Target that what's in the carriage is stuff I might buy so they can't look at it until I decide.

And if it's the God-awful "Make an offer" threads then the seller is going to sift through ALL the PM's and decide who to sell it to regardless of who said "Ooh! Ooh! Mr. Kotter! PM sent!"

Hell as a seller it's up to them who they sell it to. It doesn't have to be the first person that jumps on it either. I'll never know that just because I was the first one that said "PM sent" that I actually was the first. If I get a reply back that it's sold then it's already gone. There's no such thing as a "Buy It Now" here like you seem to think there should be. *shrug*

Yes this is a caustic reply because it's such an unnecessary and - I have to say - juvenile topic. Calling "Front seat!" when you were seven didn't get you the front seat unless mom or dad said so. The original post just sounds like a lot of sour grapes to me. You didn't get to purchase something even though you were the first one to say "PM sent" huh? That's because while you were writing that someone else was actually SENDING the PM.

#2441509 Sony PSP 2000 w/Custom Firmware 5.00 M33-6 & Extra's Like New!

Posted by ClassicGMR on Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:06 PM

@Classic Pac & SlammedNiss
While I agree for the most part you need to stop thread crapping. the seller has stated his price, you don't need to agree with it. After the first comment he gave HIS reasons for the price he is asking, again you do not have to agree but he has posted in the market place. You may think your trying to help or give good advice but this is not the place for it, think about if you put something for sale and all replies were telling you why it's too high priced. The seller may come to that conclusion at some point, I suggest if your not interested then just leave it alone and move on......


#2393302 FS: Fully Modded Model 1 Genesis

Posted by ClassicGMR on Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:21 PM

you spoon IS TOO BIIIGG!!

Your Atari logo doesn't scroll! :)

Hey LCH... got the NES today. SWEET little system. Runs really hot though. Did you ever have it shut down on you? Didn't happen to me... just curious. :)

#2316969 My Marketplace Philosophy

Posted by ClassicGMR on Sun Jul 3, 2011 10:38 AM

Tons of marketplace threads with "make offer" and no price have turned into complaints about other users "lowballing" (which I'm sure some people do) or some other form of problem, such as not replying to PMs, etc.

If a seller thinks there exist offers that are "lowball" and you already know a ballpark price you want out of the item, it seems counter-intuitive to not just post the price you want in the first place.

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If I'm making an offer then it's an AUCTION not a SALE. You know what you want for it...


#2219135 mods please close

Posted by ClassicGMR on Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:18 AM

You mean something like this?

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#2192589 Sean's Epic Sale

Posted by ClassicGMR on Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:31 AM

The only thing that could possibly be more epic than this would be photoshopped pics of William Shatner on a bike.

You wouldn't mean this would you?

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That's certainly epic! It's rmaerz forum avatar and I guffawed mightily when I saw it! :)

#2163890 Keeping your word in the Atari Marketplace

Posted by ClassicGMR on Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:26 PM

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Explanation of life

On the first day, God created the dog and said:
'Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years.'
The dog said: 'That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?'
So God agreed.

On the second day, God created the monkey and said:
'Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span.'
The monkey said: 'Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the Dog did?'
And God agreed.

On the third day, God created the cow and said:
'You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years.'
The cow said: 'That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?'
And God agreed again.

On the fourth day, God created humans and said:
'Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years.'
But the human said: 'Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?'
'Okay,' said God, 'You asked for it.'

So that is why for our first twenty years we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years or more we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

Life has now been explained to you.

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information. I'm doing it as a public service.

#2145872 Which of you sad sacks did this?

Posted by ClassicGMR on Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:10 AM

does anyone actually give a shit about ripping ebay off, or playing by their rules?

I'm in retail so MY answer is yes anyway. Companies actually have to BUDGET for people trying to screw them over and steal from them. That's a sad line item and speaks volumes about the weak character in this country - hell the world in general.

would you report someone to the police for jay-walking?

Nope... Darwin Award winners have to come from somewhere. I sometimes get tired of seeing who I have to share oxygen with on this planet on a daily basis.

Would you honestly give a stranger $2000 for a $5000 item, when you could say "i'll give you $10"?

I agree here. It's worth what the seller wants for it. If he's willing to take the $10 then it's $10. If he demands $100 and I think it's only worth $50 he keeps it. My weekly flea market trips bore that out all the time.

If you found $1500 in a paper bag on the street would you hand it in to the police?

Call me stupid but in a way I have. The $800 in the ladies' wallet I found behind my bank was probably the woman's monthly stipend(was the 3rd of the month - no usable ID in it). My own grandmother was living on that kind of income in 1996 and I know how important every penny was just to keep the house and she already owned it. I certainly wasn't going to live with that. Police went to the branch, pulled up the tapes, found out who it was and gave her the wallet back.

I'm depressed. I need a piece of chocolate. :)

#2145829 Which of you sad sacks did this?

Posted by ClassicGMR on Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:35 PM

Except for the fact that I had a bid of $250 already in. If he was going to sell to the high bidder, it should have been me. If he had bothered to notify me of the fact, I would have gladly paid it. My mistake was in not using my alternate i.d. to bid it up early (example, I use my main ID to bid $250.00 then use my alt and bid $249.99 which brings the bidding up to $250). I didn't think I'd have to because there would have been plenty of bidders once they saw the LFI and LFII carts in boxes. If I really wanted to be a bastard, I could start a bidding war between my two I.D.'s and the seller would have been afraid to end it early and miss out on getting a higher bid later.

I'd like to point something out to you - you are complaining that eBay's rules were broken correct? And because of this you lost the chance to bid on something correct?

You THEN decide to tell us that you have a 2nd user ID(legal) that you would have pushed up the bids with(illegal). Now I submit to you that yes you are correct in your original argument that the listing should not have been ended early BUT you should also be suspended/banned for your admitted activities of shill bidding. You cannot have 2 IDs that bid in the same listing. It's eBay policy.

No one is perfect and everyone does something wrong/illegal/against the rules at some point. It's over, let it go and move on.

And no - I didn't win this auction. Just drives me nuts that people can justify breaking a rule/law to keep someone else from breaking a rule/law - that leads to vigilante behavior(admittedly at the extreme). Where does it end?

#2118134 HSC Season 3 Week 11: Mat Mania

Posted by ClassicGMR on Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:41 AM

First - in Mat Mania you cannot get more than 3 grapples in a row. If you try a fourth it WILL be reversed. Usually I'll let the opponent get back up on his own and punch/kick him down a few times before trying my three grapples again. The computer has no such restriction though. It can grapple you ten times in a row if it is able.

Second - I never get into a punching contest with Coco Savege. He'll always rush you with the shoulder block. Your best bet is to use the shoulder block on HIM. He will devastate you if he gets his hands on you so be very careful of your grapples. I've actually gone with a count out on him in the past because it used to be easier. If you have to resort to a body slam over the ropes for the win until you get better timing on him then do it.

Third - If I'm thrown into the ropes I always keep hitting the kick button - the flying body press. Usually it is a good counter. If it lands it buys you a few seconds to attempt to get back to your feet and if it doesn't land you may still hit the opponent putting you both on your back. A good counter if you're ahead in stamina and get up first.

Fourth(this is a point nitpick) - I punch three times then kick twice to get the opponent down. Punches are 50 points but fater. Kicks are 100 points but land slower so I use it when they're stunned.

Fifth - Punch, move down and away VERY slightly, punch again, move, punch again. Once you get this timing down you'll rarely lose a punch-out contest and they won't hit you much if at all.

I'll think of more later. I have to go to work. Damn life getting in my way. :)

#2074997 Atari 2600 blueprints

Posted by ClassicGMR on Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:34 AM

Blueprint for the Atari 2600:
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C'mon... I can't be the only one that thought this. :)

OK back to your regularly scheduled serious question.