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  1. Bumping this again because I forgot to add a few controllers I need. Would be especially nice to get a great SNES or Super Famicom controller or a set of jitter-less 2600 paddles.
  2. Bump! Still looking for lots of boxes and Time Crisis with Guncon 2 added to games want list. Also looking for a BKM 129x expansion card for RGB/component on a PVM.
  3. The NGPC has a front light mod but sadly no backlight mod. There's a page about it on RetroRGB.com
  4. Got a friend to help me with my broken PVM today and we were able to fix it! Can't wait to play some games on it!

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Lemmee get this straight, you had a broken Presbyterian Villages of Michigan? Now how in the world do those break? LOL

    3. KreatorKat

      KreatorKat

      @Save2600 yup, the fix itself wasn't difficult, just bypassed the switch, but getting to it through the wires was tough.

    4. KreatorKat

      KreatorKat

      Also replaced a light panel in the marquee of my arcade cab. A productive day!

  5. Anthony, great pickups as always . My recent Neo Geo pickups are a bit less interesting: some parts for MVS cab to get it to look a bit nicer and run a bit better. Some nice sticks, cleaner buttons, new coin reject lights (mine were dead previously) and a new light panel for the rightmost mini marquee. Have to solder that one on but it seems like it should be quite easy. Still hesitating on buying a new CPO though: $70 isn't cheap for a piece of plastic that doesn't change playability.
  6. Congratulations to Clemson for defeating Alabama in the CFP championship game. Instant classic.

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    2. cvga

      cvga

      Watson was pretty incredible

  7. That's quite an interesting item! I like how it refers to the CPU as a "robot" as opposed to there being a player 2. How does that difficulty spinner adjust? Is it "clicky" with a definite number of stops, like 3, which would represent 3 difficulty levels?
  8. All the Gamestops near me stopped selling GBA games years ago. Nice little find
  9. Scams? Just watch out for bootleg cartridges. When you buy a cart, just open it up and check the boards against verified authentic ones. Boots are usually quite obvious. Sometimes they play just fine, but you don't want to drop 100+ on a cartrige and find out it's a boot after a few months.
  10. I'd never heard of Ironclad before watching that short review. It looks very interesting, but its too bad there never was a real release on the MVS. Maybe someday I'll get a conversion cart.
  11. They are indeed very cheap. The expensive cables do look slightly better and most importantly can be used with the Gameboy Player, but I for one will not be buying them anytime soon
  12. This is pretty much it. I don't know all of the specifications, but I have heard that trying to "crack the code" of the GC component cables is like searching for needle in a haystack; essentially a game of guess and check. There is a company who has made an internal FPGA based solution that uses this digital video however.
  13. There was not; that is why GC cables are $250+ and rising. The port on the GC is Digital and the Analogue to Digital circuit is in the cable. Nintendo never allowed anyone else to see the design for this circuit, so duplicating is an enormous challenge.
  14. Very glad I got my XRGB Mini in 2015; highly reccomend it. If you don't want to pay its high price but want a scaler box, you might want to follow the development of the OOSC, which was mentioned above. It's an open source project, so with some improvements, someday it could surpass the Framemeister in options and quality. Sad that it is being discontinued, Micomsoft did a really great job with it. As for the above CRT talk (disclaimer I haven't read all of it), I don't reccomend an HDCRT. It has digital processing, so there will be lag in SD games. As for HD games, a typical modern television with fixed pixels will be far better and I'm sure you already have one. For some comparison photos, I reccomend My Life in Gaming's CRT video (same channel mentioned above). If you want RGB quality on a CRT, go for a PVM or other professional monitor. The only other options for even remotely close quality on a non- professional CRT would be a European CRT with a SCART input (some top of the consumer line old models are avalible for cheap overseas if you live in Europe) or decent results from a SCART to component box.
  15. Looks like fixing this is going to have to wait at least a few days . I'm not going to have any time at all to do anything at all with it this weekend- I wasn't expecting the PVM to arrive until early next week. Also, I might be able to get a friend who knows much more about electronics (and how to be safe with them) than me to look at it shortly afterward. Until then it would be great if anyone else has any comments on their ideas or experiences with anything like this!
  16. Thanks for the reply! I guess I'm going to have to open it up and take a look. I probably will end up posting a pic here because honestly I don't know much about wiring. And yea, eBay... Love to hate it. But it's just the only way to get some things...
  17. I recently purchased a Sony PVM20-L2 off of eBay for a decent price, but there was one catch: the monitor didn't come with a power cord. I bought this cord off of amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00073FCNK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It seemed like it would do the job just fine and reviewers used it for similar purposes. I seem to remember the listing saying it was a 110v cord and the PVM accepts 100-240v, but I don't see that number on the amazon listing anywhere anymore, so either it was changed or I'm remembering wrong. I received the PVM today and the wire seems to fit into the AC in fine, but the monitor will not power on . I have no idea if it is the fault of the cable or the PVM being broken. Additionally, when I press the power button, it does not "spring back" when pressed again to turn it off as I presumed it would; instead the button has to be manually pulled out. Does anyone know if this intentional or if my power button is broken? Do any of you guys have any ideas as to whether the cable I bought should work, whether its the PVM's fault, whether the power button is functioning properly, or how I (as someone who has essentially no modding/electrical experience) could check to see if it is broken internally? Thank you!
  18. Happy Thanksgiving! Things I'm thankful for: Family, friends, atariage. Things I'm not thankful for: eBay sellers who won't respond to my questions

  19. On eBay, it seems as though every PVM that offers local pickup only also happens to be in California. Seriously, there's like 5 high quality 20 inch PVMs located in California and maybe one anywhere else in the states. Makes me wish I lived close enough to pick one up.

    1. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Always the way huh? Whenever I used to be interested in an Arcade game, it would always be pick up only and be on the East Coast for some reason...

    2. exo

      exo

      Had to get mine ordered. No chance in Newfoundland.

    3. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      More ebay sellers should offer free local pickup (just have to check a box in the listing form). I always offer free local pickup on all my auctions even small stuff. I will meet them at the Starbucks 2 miles from the house.

  20. Great find with the AGS-101s! Good condition ones go for 80+ on their own easily. $7 for two of them? Incredible!
  21. The wire you need is a 3.5mm jack (this is like the headphone jack on your phone) to rca audio (the red and white). Like this: https://www.amazon.com/Generic-Audio-Video-Cable-Extension/dp/B00004Z5CP/ref=sxts_k2p_hero1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=2668835642&pf_rd_r=0HX5NZDYQHQPEP26E55Y&pd_rd_wg=qyLI1&pf_rd_s=desktop-sx-top-slot&pf_rd_t=301&pd_rd_w=YrjNo&pf_rd_i=3.5mm+to+rca&pd_rd_r=P77F2J6D1R6M2DCMX800&ie=UTF8&qid=1478444428&sr=1 Also, just of note to others: component mods are a thing on the 2600; it uses a component daughterboard to the RGB mod. That isn't cables running out of the console, it's the component combo jack adapter that comes with the daughterboard when ordered from Tim Worthington.
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