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by ericball
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: The Donut Shop
Topic: MacBook Repair?
Replies: 12
Views: 1217

Re: MacBook Repair?

Mainly Mac https://www.mainlymac.ca/ in Markham does out of warranty repairs. They've serviced both my wife's Macbook and my iMac.
by ericball
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Coin-Op Corner
Topic: prize game payout rate?
Replies: 3
Views: 1138

prize game payout rate?

I spent the Canada Day weekend at Darien Lake, where I saw some Keymaster prize machines. I was tempted by the high value prizes (PS4, XBox One, Switch, iPad mini), but figured there had to be a catch - like any of the big prize carnival games. But the catch isn't one of skill, timing, or dumb luck....
by ericball
Wed May 16, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Coin-Op Corner
Topic: Worlds smallest Arcade machine
Replies: 4
Views: 1496

Re: Worlds smallest Arcade machine

There are commercial small arcade cabinets. Ben Heck took one and put it in a GBA style case:
by ericball
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Coin-Op Corner
Topic: Anyone ever take apart a cabinet to move it?
Replies: 27
Views: 5857

Re: Anyone ever take apart a cabinet to move it?

Just remember you're going to have to do it again to get it back out!

You probably don't need a full 3-D model, just a graph paper version of the floor space should be enough.
by ericball
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Anything Gaming Goes
Topic: my (100% free) iOS game is on the App Store!
Replies: 0
Views: 1501

my (100% free) iOS game is on the App Store!

Over a year ago I had an idea for a mobile game. After many delays, it is finally available on the App Store. ⋅ 100% free to play. No in-app purchases. No subscriptions. No advertising. WiFi not required. ⋅ 30 levels to complete (so far) ⋅ Built-in level creator with th...
by ericball
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Coin-Op Corner
Topic: Some Arcade Newcomer Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3348

Re: Some Arcade Newcomer Questions

There are basically two types of JAMMA PCBs - those which adhere to the standard and those with more controls than the JAMMA standard provides. Games which need more than two players with 8-way joysticks & 3 buttons each have a custom "kick" harness for the additional controls or use t...
by ericball
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Coin-Op Corner
Topic: FS: 4:3 19"/20" LCDs
Replies: 0
Views: 1510

FS: 4:3 19"/20" LCDs

(sorry about the cross post, but I don't know if everyone lurks in the Swap Shop.) I have four Dell 2007FP (20" 1600x1200) and eight 19" 1280x1024 LCD monitors ideal for MAME cabs. All have VGA, some have DVI-D and built-in USB hubs. The 2007FP even have RCA & S-Video inputs for consol...
by ericball
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: The Swap Shop
Topic: FS: 4:3 19"/20" LCDs
Replies: 2
Views: 1364

FS: 4:3 19"/20" LCDs

I have four Dell 2007FP (20" 1600x1200) and eight 19" 1280x1024 LCD monitors ideal for MAME cabs. All have VGA, some have DVI-D and built-in USB hubs. The 2007FP even have RCA & S-Video inputs for consoles (no speakers). None have HDMI. My employer has donated them to my Scout group's ...
by ericball
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Coin-Op Corner
Topic: Using a laptop in a MAME build..anyone do this ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2435

Re: Using a laptop in a MAME build..anyone do this ?

I wouldn't worry too much about heat unless your laptop or power brick run very hot. The monitor will probably kick out more heat than the laptop. A few years back I used an old laptop as a TiVo server, so it was on 7/24. No problems, in fact the battery meant it wasn't affected by those power glitc...
by ericball
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Coin-Op Corner
Topic: ok what is going on here? Kijji arcade sales
Replies: 9
Views: 3233

Re: ok what is going on here? Kijji arcade sales

The floor in the main photo almost makes me think it's a render rather than a real photo.
by ericball
Fri May 12, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Coin-Op Corner
Topic: Never really went to arcades as a kid.?.. post here!
Replies: 15
Views: 4650

Re: Never really went to arcades as a kid.?.. post here!

I spent more time in arcades in 80s downtown Calgary than my parents knew about, does that count?
by ericball
Fri May 12, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Coin-Op Corner
Topic: Who falls into this category?
Replies: 15
Views: 4624

Re: Who falls into this category?

That used to be me. These days I'm getting better at not starting projects (or at least not spending $$) if I don't think I will be able to complete them.
by ericball
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Coin-Op Corner
Topic: MAME ROM sets
Replies: 2
Views: 1608

MAME ROM sets

Anyone in the GTA have a recent ROM set on DVD they'd let me borrow & copy? The ones I have are pretty old (0.36, 0.84/0.85 & 0.97)
by ericball
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Coin-Op Corner
Topic: This commercial is absolutely hilarious ;-)
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

Re: This commercial is absolutely hilarious ;-)

Saw that one the other night, and couldn't help thinking "You're wrecking the sideart!".

Not the worst MAME cabinet, but certainly ranks high on the Meh scale.
by ericball
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Anything Gaming Goes
Topic: Level creators wanted for iOS game
Replies: 0
Views: 3849

Level creators wanted for iOS game

The iOS game I have been working on, Slide Tilt Roll (http://slidetiltroll.walkerville123.ca) is nearly complete. But before I put the game on the App Store, I need some levels. Which means I need people to create levels. Interested? You need an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 9 or later (con...

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