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Anonymous
March 26, 2005 2:41:31 AM

Archived from groups: rec.games.video.arcade.collecting (More info?)

Hi All,

Was wondering if anyone could post info & pics of Arcade Shop's multi-game
PCB's menu. Curious what it looks like, how games are organized, if games
animate or have screen-shots or marquees on the menu, etc.

Played a mulit-cade last weekend. Noticed that it returns to the menu after
each game play. Found that to be really annoying (I just wanted to play a
few games of Donkey Kong). Does the AS board do the same? If not, how do you
return to the menu?

Etc.

Any info is greatly appreciated.

-roy-
Anonymous
March 26, 2005 2:46:51 AM

Archived from groups: rec.games.video.arcade.collecting (More info?)

LOL... I just re-read my post. I meant multi-cade.... This would be the
mullet-cade: http://tinyurl.com/69ntk

-roy-


"Chumblespuzz" <nospam@cademo.com> wrote in message
news:XJ51e.9060$nW6.3753@fe09.lga...
> Hi All,
>
> Was wondering if anyone could post info & pics of Arcade Shop's multi-game
> PCB's menu. Curious what it looks like, how games are organized, if games
> animate or have screen-shots or marquees on the menu, etc.
>
> Played a mulit-cade last weekend. Noticed that it returns to the menu
> after each game play. Found that to be really annoying (I just wanted to
> play a few games of Donkey Kong). Does the AS board do the same? If not,
> how do you return to the menu?
>
> Etc.
>
> Any info is greatly appreciated.
>
> -roy-
>
Anonymous
March 26, 2005 2:28:19 PM

Archived from groups: rec.games.video.arcade.collecting (More info?)

Sounds great. Does it have copyright text or any other Arcade Shop branding
on the screen?

What then do you need to load the game? Original ROM images, marquee images
(which format?), screen shots (which format)? Are all of these the same as
those that work in MAME? Do the horizontal games that are run in vertical
mode require modified ROMs and screen shots or does the board just "know"
how to transpose them?

Oh, and how do the horizontal games running on the vertical monitor look?
Are they nice or just playable?

Thanks,
-roy-

"matt" <gamefixer@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:QK-dnc8yNszFu9jfRVn-2Q@starstream.net...
>I dont have any pics to post but I can tell you that its WAY better then
>those garbage X-in-1's that are out there. You scroll through the games
>with the joystick left and right. In the background is a moving star
>pattern, like the old windows screen saver, and in the foreground is a
>small pic of game play and a shot of the marquee.
>
> You can set the board to exit the game after you played off a credit
> either right away or after a period of time which you select. if you want
> to go back to the menu in the middle of a game or immediately after your
> game has ended press the two start buttons together and your out! The
> games do randomly run through their attract modes.
>
> I'm really impressed with these boards.
>
> --
> Matt
> M and M Electronics
> 6661 Stanford Ranch Road
> Suite F, PMB 105
> Rocklin, Ca 95677
> 916-275-5871
> "Chumblespuzz" <nospam@cademo.com> wrote in message
> news:XJ51e.9060$nW6.3753@fe09.lga...
>> Hi All,
>>
>> Was wondering if anyone could post info & pics of Arcade Shop's
>> multi-game PCB's menu. Curious what it looks like, how games are
>> organized, if games animate or have screen-shots or marquees on the menu,
>> etc.
>>
>> Played a mulit-cade last weekend. Noticed that it returns to the menu
>> after each game play. Found that to be really annoying (I just wanted to
>> play a few games of Donkey Kong). Does the AS board do the same? If not,
>> how do you return to the menu?
>>
>> Etc.
>>
>> Any info is greatly appreciated.
>>
>> -roy-
>>
>
>
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Anonymous
March 26, 2005 2:49:23 PM

Archived from groups: rec.games.video.arcade.collecting (More info?)

I really itchin too buy one but the game list is a little short and
everthing is very hush-hush as far as what and when is coming beyond what is
listed

I know then 'when' is kinda hard to predict based on technical issues that
need to be overcome but it would be nice to see a roadmap of what is
intended.

Particularly if/which/when the Namco Classics will be supported

Ms Pac
Namco Classics 1 (Galaga, Xevious, Mappy)
Namco Classics 2 (Pacman, DigDug, Rally-X)

If these additional 7 were supported I'd be buyin one right now.


"Chumblespuzz" <nospam@cademo.com> wrote in message
news:XJ51e.9060$nW6.3753@fe09.lga...
> Hi All,
>
> Was wondering if anyone could post info & pics of Arcade Shop's multi-game
> PCB's menu. Curious what it looks like, how games are organized, if games
> animate or have screen-shots or marquees on the menu, etc.
>
> Played a mulit-cade last weekend. Noticed that it returns to the menu
after
> each game play. Found that to be really annoying (I just wanted to play a
> few games of Donkey Kong). Does the AS board do the same? If not, how do
you
> return to the menu?
>
> Etc.
>
> Any info is greatly appreciated.
>
> -roy-
>
>
Anonymous
March 26, 2005 3:09:54 PM

Archived from groups: rec.games.video.arcade.collecting (More info?)

So, how does it get the screenshot or marquee? Where does the SI backdrop
image come from? Curious.

Also, what happens if you load a game that is not yet supported?



"matt" <gamefixer@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:e_udnVJkWLVkD9jfRVn-rw@starstream.net...
>I dont remember seeing any Arcadeshop copyright text but each game does
>have its own factory information. All you need is the ROMs that work with
>MAME in order to load the games to the board, that's all. It does the
>Horizontal to Vertical rotation its self and it does a fantastic job. The
>games look perfect. Space Invaders even has a static image of the
>blacklight backdrop and it looks real cool.
>
> --
> Matt
> M and M Electronics
> 6661 Stanford Ranch Road
> Suite F, PMB 105
> Rocklin, Ca 95677
> 916-275-5871
> "Chumblespuzz" <nospam@cademo.com> wrote in message
> news:A4g1e.9398$Mc6.7637@fe09.lga...
>> Sounds great. Does it have copyright text or any other Arcade Shop
>> branding on the screen?
>>
>> What then do you need to load the game? Original ROM images, marquee
>> images (which format?), screen shots (which format)? Are all of these the
>> same as those that work in MAME? Do the horizontal games that are run in
>> vertical mode require modified ROMs and screen shots or does the board
>> just "know" how to transpose them?
>>
>> Oh, and how do the horizontal games running on the vertical monitor look?
>> Are they nice or just playable?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> -roy-
>>
>> "matt" <gamefixer@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:QK-dnc8yNszFu9jfRVn-2Q@starstream.net...
>>>I dont have any pics to post but I can tell you that its WAY better then
>>>those garbage X-in-1's that are out there. You scroll through the games
>>>with the joystick left and right. In the background is a moving star
>>>pattern, like the old windows screen saver, and in the foreground is a
>>>small pic of game play and a shot of the marquee.
>>>
>>> You can set the board to exit the game after you played off a credit
>>> either right away or after a period of time which you select. if you
>>> want to go back to the menu in the middle of a game or immediately after
>>> your game has ended press the two start buttons together and your out!
>>> The games do randomly run through their attract modes.
>>>
>>> I'm really impressed with these boards.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Matt
>>> M and M Electronics
>>> 6661 Stanford Ranch Road
>>> Suite F, PMB 105
>>> Rocklin, Ca 95677
>>> 916-275-5871
>>> "Chumblespuzz" <nospam@cademo.com> wrote in message
>>> news:XJ51e.9060$nW6.3753@fe09.lga...
>>>> Hi All,
>>>>
>>>> Was wondering if anyone could post info & pics of Arcade Shop's
>>>> multi-game PCB's menu. Curious what it looks like, how games are
>>>> organized, if games animate or have screen-shots or marquees on the
>>>> menu, etc.
>>>>
>>>> Played a mulit-cade last weekend. Noticed that it returns to the menu
>>>> after each game play. Found that to be really annoying (I just wanted
>>>> to play a few games of Donkey Kong). Does the AS board do the same? If
>>>> not, how do you return to the menu?
>>>>
>>>> Etc.
>>>>
>>>> Any info is greatly appreciated.
>>>>
>>>> -roy-
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
March 26, 2005 5:34:02 PM

Archived from groups: rec.games.video.arcade.collecting (More info?)

Nice. Thanks for all the info.

-roy-

"matt" <gamefixer@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:vZWdnQuLBfiyANjfRVn-vg@starstream.net...
>I have a feeling that the screen shots, the marquees and the Space Invaders
>back drop are in the boards loader software or an associated file.
>
> If you try to force a game that is not supported it wont even list it in
> the available games list. Here's how it works...
>
> The first time you fire up the loader you have to direct it to your ROM
> directory. If you point it towards a fully loaded MAME folder your going
> to be sitting there for a while because the software actually unzips all
> the files and checks them to see if they are supported. If they are they
> go into a data folder if not they are ignored.
>
> Since the Namco games are totally unplayable on the X-in-1 boards you
> really cant go wrong with the Arcadeshop board. I'm sure its just going to
> be a matter of time until the sought after games are released.
>
> When we move I plan on building two cabs, one Horizontal with an
> Arcadeshop Williams board and another vertical with this board.
>
> --
> Matt
> M and M Electronics
> 6661 Stanford Ranch Road
> Suite F, PMB 105
> Rocklin, Ca 95677
> 916-275-5871
> "Chumblespuzz" <nospam@cademo.com> wrote in message
> news:zHg1e.2223$Ht6.891@fe12.lga...
>> So, how does it get the screenshot or marquee? Where does the SI backdrop
>> image come from? Curious.
>>
>> Also, what happens if you load a game that is not yet supported?
>>
>>
>>
>> "matt" <gamefixer@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:e_udnVJkWLVkD9jfRVn-rw@starstream.net...
>>>I dont remember seeing any Arcadeshop copyright text but each game does
>>>have its own factory information. All you need is the ROMs that work with
>>>MAME in order to load the games to the board, that's all. It does the
>>>Horizontal to Vertical rotation its self and it does a fantastic job. The
>>>games look perfect. Space Invaders even has a static image of the
>>>blacklight backdrop and it looks real cool.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Matt
>>> M and M Electronics
>>> 6661 Stanford Ranch Road
>>> Suite F, PMB 105
>>> Rocklin, Ca 95677
>>> 916-275-5871
>>> "Chumblespuzz" <nospam@cademo.com> wrote in message
>>> news:A4g1e.9398$Mc6.7637@fe09.lga...
>>>> Sounds great. Does it have copyright text or any other Arcade Shop
>>>> branding on the screen?
>>>>
>>>> What then do you need to load the game? Original ROM images, marquee
>>>> images (which format?), screen shots (which format)? Are all of these
>>>> the same as those that work in MAME? Do the horizontal games that are
>>>> run in vertical mode require modified ROMs and screen shots or does the
>>>> board just "know" how to transpose them?
>>>>
>>>> Oh, and how do the horizontal games running on the vertical monitor
>>>> look? Are they nice or just playable?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> -roy-
>>>>
>>>> "matt" <gamefixer@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:QK-dnc8yNszFu9jfRVn-2Q@starstream.net...
>>>>>I dont have any pics to post but I can tell you that its WAY better
>>>>>then those garbage X-in-1's that are out there. You scroll through the
>>>>>games with the joystick left and right. In the background is a moving
>>>>>star pattern, like the old windows screen saver, and in the foreground
>>>>>is a small pic of game play and a shot of the marquee.
>>>>>
>>>>> You can set the board to exit the game after you played off a credit
>>>>> either right away or after a period of time which you select. if you
>>>>> want to go back to the menu in the middle of a game or immediately
>>>>> after your game has ended press the two start buttons together and
>>>>> your out! The games do randomly run through their attract modes.
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm really impressed with these boards.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Matt
>>>>> M and M Electronics
>>>>> 6661 Stanford Ranch Road
>>>>> Suite F, PMB 105
>>>>> Rocklin, Ca 95677
>>>>> 916-275-5871
>>>>> "Chumblespuzz" <nospam@cademo.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:XJ51e.9060$nW6.3753@fe09.lga...
>>>>>> Hi All,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Was wondering if anyone could post info & pics of Arcade Shop's
>>>>>> multi-game PCB's menu. Curious what it looks like, how games are
>>>>>> organized, if games animate or have screen-shots or marquees on the
>>>>>> menu, etc.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Played a mulit-cade last weekend. Noticed that it returns to the menu
>>>>>> after each game play. Found that to be really annoying (I just wanted
>>>>>> to play a few games of Donkey Kong). Does the AS board do the same?
>>>>>> If not, how do you return to the menu?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Etc.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Any info is greatly appreciated.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -roy-
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
!