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#3917080 7800 Controller Project

Posted by virtvic on Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:18 AM

Here it is, so far...

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#3917040 7800 Controller Project

Posted by virtvic on Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:54 AM

I have found my old cad files, but they are only in 1D (at the moment) - Im going to alter them a bit so they are more suited to 7800 needs & looks.

Ill remove the start & select buttons and change all the engraving around.


#3916915 7800 Controller Project

Posted by virtvic on Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:48 PM

I have actually started some 7800 ally shells myself...


#3916266 7800 Controller Project

Posted by virtvic on Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:52 AM

Heres an old picture - cant seem to find it among all my retro shizz at the moment...

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#3914424 7800 Controller Project

Posted by virtvic on Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:52 PM

Cool - I’ll pm you about it


#3913113 7800 Controller Project

Posted by virtvic on Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:16 PM

I've only just seen this!

 

Can I order just a pcb?  I have an aluminium cnc machined nes pad (I made) I'd like to use on my 7800 - the Euro controllers are crappy.




#3747555 Neo Geo Game by Game Podcast

Posted by virtvic on Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:59 AM

Surely it'd have to be '4 bright buttons and 2 joysticks' ?

 

https://keithapicary...ysticks-neo-geo




#3725321 Thinking of making a dual control pad

Posted by virtvic on Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:00 PM

Hmm - good point (on the buttons)

 

If I'm clever (probably not) I could have 2 d pads and 2 sets of buttons, switchable - so you could use the left d pad and right hand buttons for a normal handed player and the right d pad and the left hand buttons for a reverse player. But I think this would be then difficult to use with a second cord for Robotron playing *see below, Grr!*

 

Another, more annoying point, is I was told today by my mate Bobbi Iddod, that Robotron doesn't work on a PAL system anyway!

 

Waah! - WHY? WHY? Atari, WHY?

 

Kind of negates the ppoint for me, but I am going to make the controller anyway, as I read that some people were working on hacking the US rom to play oon a PAL system.




#3708398 The Ten Pence Arcade Podcast

Posted by virtvic on Wed Mar 1, 2017 2:09 PM

Wahoo! The new Ten Pence Arcade podcast is out!

#81 - Satan's Hollow - get it here or from iTunes
Make sure you check out the clickable show notes on the site too!
 
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#3705425 The Atari 7800 Homebrew Podcast

Posted by virtvic on Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:52 PM

I'm gonna save this gem until Monday, to cheer me up, 'cos you know - work...




#3700650 The Ten Pence Arcade Podcast

Posted by virtvic on Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:39 AM

Gives me another reason to hang out with y'all good people! :D


#3700026 Case Mods

Posted by virtvic on Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:05 PM

Here's something else I did a few years ago - took a clone Pong machine, hacked it, threw in a travel b&w 5" CRT in a custom made box and it turned out like this -

 

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A youtube vid showinig it actually working - https://www.youtube....h?v=SpjQJAdFxXo




#3700021 Case Mods

Posted by virtvic on Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:01 PM

Has anyone done any case mods for consoles yet?

 

I'm talking kinda like a Ben Heck thing - making a console smaller, portable, adding a built in screen etc?

 

Has anyone even made a nice looking raspberry pi emulation console yet from online plans or maybe designed their own 3d printed parts etc?

 

I am working on an aluminium case for a Famicom at the moment. I have built a prototype and the concept works. I'm going to make a new one when work allows it and fix some of the errors in the first build.  A friend of mine will be getting the prototype case for a famicom of his. Waste not want not!

 

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#3699997 The Ten Pence Arcade Podcast

Posted by virtvic on Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:31 PM

Why I oughtta! :mad: :grin:

 

I've poked my nose in here in the past and liked it, but it's got sooooo much content!

 

Seeing as I'm getting into the 7800 a little bit (bloody Pie Factory's fault) and I do like to tinker with stuff and make / mod things it makes sense to have another go here. Loads of content on a stack of subjects!

 

As for 1942 - you know that '42 is the true hero. The first ones always are (except Street Fighter - it got to 3 Third strike before that hit it's peak)




#3699986 The Atari 7800 Homebrew Podcast

Posted by virtvic on Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:24 PM

I listened to 2 on the plane and they're dead good!

 

I now need to either A - Get some homebrew carts or B - get a mateos cart sorted out...