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About Azathoth

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  1. The days of people actually bidding on eBay are long gone. If you're running an auction, just expect nobody to bid on it until it has less than 3-4 hours left to go. If you're selling a common item that has multiple instances of it already up, time really doesn't matter. A 7 day auction is really only good for exposure when listing more rare items. More important would be when the auction ends. I've found evenings and weekends have more exposure than 2am on a Tuesday.
  2. Today I had a replacement 3DO laser lens arrive that I was hoping to fix my console with. Either the lens was dead out of the box (most likely) or needed the pot tweaked on it to work, which is something I didn't even want to fool with. Frustrated with the whole thing I decided to check on an IDE CD-ROM I had salvaged from a decades old 486. I had completely ignored it before, since everything I had read online said you needed to use a specific model number (CR-563-B), but figured it would be worth a last ditch effort. Turns out this thing is a complete drop in solution. All the connectors match up 1:1, all you have to do is pull the old PCB off your original 3DO drive and mount it on this one. This drive number is CR-572-B. The drive motor, gears, lens, everything is exactly the same as the original 3DO drive. I figured I'd post this model number since I've never seen anyone mention it anywhere.
  3. Mine works fine on a JP Mega Drive, I don't see why it wouldn't on a PAL system either.
  4. This never even dawned on me until you mentioned it. Sitting while holding my hands out past my kneecaps is not an enjoyable position, nor do I fancy the idea of straddling with my legs out like I'm riding a horse.
  5. There's a few games for Wii that I played (HotD and Ghost Squad off the top of my head) that allow you to remove the crosshair and calibrate the aiming more to a real line of sight rather than the systems universal calibration. While not as accurate as a Guncon or Stunner it still works fairly well as long as you stay seated in the same position you were when you calibrated it.
  6. I wholeheartedly agree. Not even having a barebones basic option like remapping buttons is pathetic, especially when their choices are stupid to start with. Fighter's History exemplifies everything wrong with their releases; the button mapping is atrocious and the difficulty is set to wipe the floor with you. Their release of Bad Dudes doesn't even let you do the power punch, which is a pretty large game breaking glitch. I really like the Arcade Archives series. I've never been a fan of score attack games until the past few years, and the addition of the two simple online leaderboards to every release really go a long way. I also like how they're a bit more comprehensive in that they include all versions of a game (which blows the pitiful Konami arcade collection out of the water). The only complaint I have would be that I have some real love/hate relationships with their price structure. Having a flat price across the board is nice in some instances, a heavy hitter like Donkey Kong isn't inflated. Flipside is there's a lot of stinkers that I don't see anyone in their right mind paying more than $1-2 for, and these same ones are never on sale. I paid $8 for City Connection, and I really like it, but even as a big fan of it I can see why people would scoff at that price. $8 for some of these really old, really obscure, totally not-fun games just isn't going to fly in a marketplace with lots of newer, cheaper alternatives.
  7. I'm glad you mentioned this, I made a one digit typo in my post. Unfortunately I can't go back and edit my mistake, but it's SW-4621-5929-3497
  8. Certainly, along with TPA and Stern.
  9. SW-4621-5929-3497 Mostly play pinball games and retro releases, would love to have some others to compare high scores with.
  10. Both of the original Xbox Battlefront games are backwards compatible with both the 360 and Xbox One, so there's that... I can't speak for the 2nd one, but I bought the first one a year or two ago on sale along with all the DLC for like $5 USD. For that, it's worth it. Not many people play it online anymore, and the way the DLC maps are splintered from the base game you'll likely never use them. I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as the original games, but for a fiver I couldn't argue against it. Too many game types that nobody plays, gameplay is too grindy, vehicles are few and far between compared to the originals.
  11. You are correct. Also the Tototek SMS/Mark III converter works as well. I had a pre-order launch model that eventually died within a year or two and it didn't have very many hours on it at all. The rechargeable controller battery also leaked out all over the unit while sitting in its cradle which might have caused the issue. Found a cheap used one and still have it plugged up but don't use it much at all. I like having an automatic per cartridge save state, which is a big deal for high score games, and I also like the simple and easy any controller/any system setup. If being able to use the original controllers (and freely swap setups with ease) isn't an issue there's little reason to pick this versus any other Android or Linux device with a small footprint.
  12. Are you sure about that? Looking at it side by side with the other cocktails it appears to me to be the same 4:3 monitor size as the rest.
  13. So what the hell exactly is going on with that SFII cocktail? A vertical 4:3 monitor playing a horizontal game, smooshed to half it's intended height?
  14. I've had the same problem, I just bypassed the blown fuse and ran a wire straight to the point on the controller port.
  15. Silly question probably already answered elsewhere, but there is no way to get this to save high scores in MAME games, correct?
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