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  1. Your on the list. Yes, Here's a couple pics to show the progress. I'm thinking first week of November I will be contacting people on the list.
  2. It really comes down to personal taste. That's why I stated this: Emulating pinball is a different animal, but that doesn't mean it can't be done. I can image using AR or VR to better emulate a pinball machine. Of course there will still be people who will say "It's not the same thing". And on some level that's true, no matter if you are emulating video game machines or pinball. It comes down to what is an acceptable version of the real thing. In the case of an arcade game, if you don't care about the cabinet orientation, marquee, controls, CRT glow (think vector games) and background sound, then yep emulation is all you will ever need. As to emulating a baseball game, it's not going to stop people from trying. Video games have tried to make you feel as if you are in a baseball game years (yes, I'm playing fast and loose with the term "emulation"). Heck, even pinball machines back in the day tried the whole baseball thing (again, not exactly emulation, but the idea is the same). Is a Kia the same as a Corvette? Grant it the Kia is not trying to be a Corvette, but using the same logic as emulation it should be close enough. I mean 4 wheels, motor, the mechanic of driving is the same and yet some prefer the Corvette over a Kia still.
  3. I had a feeling you were going to say something along those lines. To some of us, that's how we feel about emulated arcade games. I too thought emulation was all I needed, but like Jstick I found it lacking over time. Don't get me wrong I still use emulation, but I use it to make my own arcade machines. Basically because of what John Stamos Mullet stated: Now I can have those arcade machines and not pay nearly as much and I still have the same feel of the original. In the end, as long as you are happy with your gaming experience, then emulation is perfect. 😉
  4. Have you considered pinball emulation? Just imagine, get one virtual pinball machine and emulate every pinball machine you could want and it only takes up the room of one machine. Now you would have a full emulation situation. 👍
  5. Yes, Here's the current list of 5200 Overlays: Reproduction Atari 5200 Controller Overlays are $2.00 each. Atari Reproduction Overlays: - Ballblazer - Berzerk - Centipede - Countermeasure - Defender - Dig Dug - Galaxian - Gremlins - Joust - Jungle Hunt - Kangaroo - Mario Bros. - Missile Command - Moon Patrol - Ms. Pac Man - Pac Man - Pengo - Pole Position - Qix - Real Sports Baseball - Real Sports Football - Real Sports Soccer - Real Sports Tennis - Rescue On Fractalus - Space Dungeon - Space Invaders - Star Raiders - Super Breakout - Vanguard Activision Reproduction Overlays: - Beamrider - Kaboom - Keystone Kapers - MegaMania - River Raid - Space Shuttle - Zenji CBS Electronics Reproduction Overlays: - Blue Print - Gorf - Mountain King - MegaMania - Wizard of Wor Parker Bothers Reproduction Overlays: - Astrochase - Frogger - Gyruss - Montezumas Revenge - Star Wars Arcade Game - Star Wars Return of the Jedi Death Star Battle - SuperCobra Big Five Software Reproduction Overlays: - Bounty Bob Strikes Back - Miner2049er If you guys are interested just PM me with what you are looking for.
  6. Your added. I added the Option #3 note in the list for you.
  7. I've added you to the Cyclone II want list. If anyone else would like to be added just let me know.
  8. I'm shooting for sometime in October (late maybe). I plan on contacting everyone on my list once I have these ready to go. Looking at my list I see I have you listed for possibly two units. Is this still correct? Once I contact everyone on my list I will then put them up for regular sale. Many of the people on the list didn't purchase the first time around and I want to make sure they get a chance to buy one. So for everyone else, if you want to be on the list just let me know and I will add you to the list.
  9. I just realized I never officially stated this: Cyclone II will have connections for TWO buttons via two sets of wired leads (30 cm long) terminating with 4.8 mm spade connectors (standard arcade size). You will no longer need an extra USB interface board for a couple buttons. However, you will have to supply your own buttons. The two buttons will be seen as the right & left mouse buttons. Having two buttons should be good for most spinner games like Tempest, Major Havoc, Tac-Scan and Zektor.
  10. Cyclone II will have three shaft length options: Option #1: Normal length (same as Cyclone I), this is good on control panels up to 1/4 inch thick. Option #2: Long length, this is good on control panels up to 1/2 inch thick. Option #3: Extra long length, this is good on control panels up to 3/4 inch thick. I decided to do this because I had a buyer that couldn't use the original Cyclone Spinner in his 1Up-Arcade because the shaft of the spinner was not long enough to accommodate the (almost) 1/2 inch thick control panel. With "Option #2" this time around Cyclone II will be able to be used in all those 1Up-Arcade Rpi conversions. "Option #3" will be good for those users that want to mount the Cyclone II in a full size MAME arcade cabinet with a standard 3/4 inch thick arcade control panel. I'm still a month or two from having the new Cyclone II's ready to sell, but I wanted to put this out there for you guys to think about before you decide to purchase because the shaft length can not be changed after I ship out the spinner control. More info to come...
  11. It would be great to see UFO, K.C. Munchkin, and Killer Bee's update! Those games are so much fun to play. However as they are, they are just single player games. The OD2 game "Smithereens" on the other hand is a great two player game. To be honest I doubt any OD2 games would get a facelift release for the Amico (but it's fun to think about) @Tommy and team, awesome video. I never had Intellivision as a kid (had OD2). I'm not passing it up this time around (count me in). It looks great!
  12. Parts are starting to come in and I've started the process of 3D printing other parts.
  13. If you can get the common Activision titles for less than $2.50 each with a good label, I would agree. $2.50 is the amount I charge for Activision Atari 2600 labels. For pricing on other Atari 2600 labels just PM me.
  14. You probably right. The original Speedway console was also a 4 player unit. I wonder if Speedway IV is just a cosmetic change over Speedway?
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