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About mr.bill

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  1. if someone could recreate all of them like it, I would not mind replacing all of them. the only other fully sewn patches I have seen in the past are starmaster and sea club.
  2. Saw this on ebay and bought it since it was different than the one I originally won and looked cool. The guy said he bought it off ebay several years ago . Did someone make knockoffs or is this just a variant?
  3. thanks for the info. I have gotten a few messages for people wanting to buy. I don't mind selling them, but as I said, I have not sold 7800 stuff in something like 25 years, so a little out of date on prices. Sbaz Thanks for the info. Looks like really helpful info. I will respond to the pms. The only thing I know is ballblazer has to be worth about $20+ as the pokey chip in it is hard to find (arcade games use them and they fail).
  4. someone on klov wanted to get some 7800 games, so I dug out my stash of extras. I have not messed with carts in years. What is a good basis to value them. I found some online price guides, are they accurate? http://www.rarityguide.com/atari7800_view.php here are some pics of what I have extras of. some are still shrink wrapped. Since they are out, If anyone is interested in something let me know. (for the where is waldo fans, if you spot the proto 7800 cart in the pic, its not for sale). as for trades, I am looking for a few activision patches (I have nearly all already , so the extremely rare ones). I also collect atari enamel pins.
  5. solar quest is an underrated game.
  6. that is a dedicated klax. Its an atari drawer cabinet. The same cab was used for skull and crossbones, badlands, escape from the planet of the robot monsters, and 2 player cyberball(plus a few protos). I like them because the drawer slides out from the front to easily change the board. Control panel is hinged at the front. It is wired as jamma, but it essntially 2 4 way sticks and player 1 and 2 star buttons. So you will need to add buttons to make it useful. The good news is that since it was a family cab, the harness should be pretty well populated. So adding buttons should be pretty easy (cab should be wired up the the molex for 2 joystick and 3 button). There is no unique hardware to this cab other than it uses 4 way atari logo sticks. It should have a wells k7000 in it. Grab it if you can klax is fun game! I would say Anything under $300 is a good deal in the usa, Not sure prices in the uk.
  7. Early games had unique cabs with custom controls that added to the experience. Battle zone has a periscope and tank controls, Star Wars has the flight controller, centipede has a trackball, front line, Ikari warriors, tempest, ect all had custom controls. but games lost that with Jamma. Very few modern games do that. Decicated Irritating maze comes to mind. Some of the modern games do things like adding lighting effects. As for art, atari did hit it out of the park. Just about every game they did has great art on it. I agree it's sad that you can't see it normally, but it's nice to know it's there.
  8. its a me problem. I am not that good at most games. I consider it a blessing as I have fun and die after 10 min. I cant imagine being one of those guys who play joust for 40+ hours for a world record.
  9. I really hate xevious.. I just fixed my buddies and could barely get past the 1st mothership. I got it for him about 25 years ago. He is one of those guys who can play it it forever. Kangaroo and Arabian are two more I can't stand. I forgot food fight and cloak and dagger out of my list. So that's about 50 atari cabinets which is about half of my games but about 70% of my videos.
  10. actually its quite easy to do a tube swap. there are youtube videos showing you how, there is a web page that tells you what tubes are compatible. I just swapped a 25" last month. if you can open the tv, thats the hard work. Metered the yoke and and it was correct for k7000. all I had to do was transfer the tube and swap the yoke connector. went from tired tube to perfect picture. basically, any tv set you find from the 80's to mid 90's is a good candidate for a tube swap. using a tube rejuvinator also works. but you can kill the gun if your not careful. But its generally a tool of last resort. you are taking life off the tube using it. So there is a tradeoff. sencore makes a more automated rejuvinator, but I have never used it. I have a bk 490 with pretty much every attachment to do tubes.
  11. it depends on what you use. Lcd can not display cga graphics very well. you need to use a crt to make it look right. Plus 16x9 lcd make 4x3 video look like crap. Its also a you get what you pay for situation. emulating games across multiple lines lends to compromises. the biggest is emulating the audio. back the 80's they used different sound chips. So when your paying $75-$200 for a xxx in 1 board, your bound to have poor results. If you want to improve the quality use a better emulator board like arcade sd. If you want to improve it more, run it off a computer and use mame. the guys in the above video are morons. they obviously know nothing about it. the 60 in one boots up as donkey kong, pacman, galaga. there are no fake names. There is nothing wrong with the color pallets. If colors look off, then its the lcd and people not settign it up correctly. The differences are more subtle than that. I would bet they could not tell the difference in most of the games if they deleted the menu selection. where you notice stuff is audio or controls. If they put an 8 way stick in it, pacman games are unplayable. but if you use a 4 way, it plays great. Maybe you might notice a difference in game speed. Once you move up the line to arcade sd or mame, if its setup correctly, it should be 100%.
  12. your not very good at searching.. http://people.com/crime/dozens-arrested-in-san-jose-anti-gang-operation-gang-of-thrones/
  13. Well, I sort of know some of the players and I got some info from a friend who knows the sitatuion better than I do. From what I hear It's not good. It's worse than selling video games. This is just the money grab part of it. If you really want to know, google search some of the names.
  14. I collect xy mainly, so I have all the ataris(10) and many of the cinematronics/vectorbeam(6). I also have dig dug, liberator, missile command, night driver, gran track 10, centipede, race drivin, hard drivin airborne(proto), atari system 1(all 5), atari system 2(CS and paperboy), 720, assault, I robot, relief pitcher(proto), road riot (proto), cyberball(proto), tournament cyberball, rampart, space lords, area maximum force, vapor trx, rush 2049, and freeze(proto). So about 48. I am into pins, but none of the ataris. I passed the few I found/forced to buy off on another collector (3 hercules and a superman).
  15. thats not the story. they have been after them for over a year(goes back to raid back then and coinop store is still open and was just selling them recently). the cabs are just the excuse. when the govt goes after assets, they need a victim. Yeah, namco is a victim, but its much more.
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