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Jess Ragan

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Honey I Blew Up the CD32 Prices

Fri Jun 9, 2017 11:02 AM

I was telling a friend on another forum that I owned a CD32, and he responded with disbelief. "How the hell did you score one of those?" he asked. I didn't think it was that big of a deal... they were fairly common on eBay ten years ago, right? So I did a search to see where the prices were now.


Uh, holy crap.


What happened here? My understanding is that a factory in the Philippines had a ton of CD32 systems that they were trying to liquidate. Apparently they managed to sell all the units years ago, because what was plentiful in 2007 is anything but now. I can only find a handful of CD32s on eBay, and they're typically $400; sometimes more depending on their condition. What accounts for the sudden explosive interest in this system?

Arcade games with trigger joysticks

Sun May 7, 2017 10:56 PM

Can anyone think of any? Because I remember Gorf and Tron and that's it. I have a couple of those PC flight sticks and want to make the most of them.

They see me rollin' (a trackball)

Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:16 AM

I've been thinking of taking an old USB mouse and turning it into a trackball. Right now I'm considering my options for giving the ball a friction-less spin. Metal rollers seem to be what most people use, but the ones especially designed for arcade trackballs are really expensive. I can't really justify paying $40 for something like this.


Do I have other, more cost-effective options? Would I be able to just stroll into a hardware store and pick up shafts, bearings, and rollers which could be used for the same purpose?

Never Underestimate the Power of SHMUP

Sat Apr 1, 2017 7:48 PM

Sorry, this was driving me nuts for years. I had to.

Don't Touch that Dial!

Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:16 PM

So, I gots 'ta know... what's the point of that dial on the bottom of the Super Action Controller? Do any games use it, and if so, how? My best guess is that it's there for turning your soldier in Front Line. I do know that spinning the dial in Konami games (Cabbage Patch Kids) doubles their speed as long as the dial is moving.