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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 19:16 
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That's really petty! (And probably quite short-sighted from a business standpoint.)

I was thinking more like:
3) Drank his beer, jiggled his missus' boobies, and blew a loud raspberry whilst giving him the two-finger salute.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 0:36 
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Ahhh right this makes sense now, Stern have had quite a few tables designed for them by Steve Ritchie (previously of Williams/Bally). Tables of particular note by him are Terminator 2, The Getaway, No Fear and ST:TNG (ST:TNG being a table I loved so much I actually bought one for myself and painstakingly (and expensively!) restored it to full operation). Also one I never played for real but love in Visual Pinball and then Pinball Arcade, is Black Knight 2000.

Anyway, Steve Ritchie did Spiderman for Stern - which explains why that table really clicked with me today.

I'll play it again tomorrow, me and Mrs Hearthly have already decided we're doing pizza and pinball for lunch tomorrow.

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Lovely to see a real Smash n grab there (£3 not the rubbish £4 one)- you need to get the jackpot and trade to see if its one of the special ones (that you can keep trading on and on).

And very low tech but remember that you will probably be able to check the tubes on the coaster (look up between the 3rd and number reel)


Hopefully they'll have the Smash & Grab up and running soon, although it seems bizarre that I really want to play a real one despite it having been emulated for years and years already.

Same for Roller Coaster, we've had that emulated in every format imaginable, £6 and £8 tokens, £10 and £15 cash, 5p/£5, Crystal Rebuild etc and yet give me a real one in an arcade and I'm all over it like a cheap suit.

There's also a whole extra room that's currently in darkness, so hopefully there are quite a few machines yet to be revealed.

The story is that the guy running the place has a massive lock-up filled with old videogames/fruities/pinballs, and he's getting all the machines for the arcade from there.

Suits me TBH, as the modern £100 jackpot AWPs are fucking rubbish to play, even if there can be some money to made out of them. Roller Coaster and its ilk actually have some of the 'A' in AWP about them - so if he fills the arcade with old machines I'm very happy.

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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
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Hopefully they'll have the Smash & Grab up and running soon, although it seems bizarre that I really want to play a real one despite it having been emulated for years and years already.


Can't belive there is still one of those in the wild! Didn't Barcrest get into trouble with this as the £3 Jackpot could be exchanged for £1.50 cash and a chance at unlimited nudges, which if won didn't cost you a credit so the JP in this case was £4.50?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 15:17 
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Hopefully they'll have the Smash & Grab up and running soon, although it seems bizarre that I really want to play a real one despite it having been emulated for years and years already.


Can't belive there is still one of those in the wild! Didn't Barcrest get into trouble with this as the £3 Jackpot could be exchanged for £1.50 cash and a chance at unlimited nudges, which if won didn't cost you a credit so the JP in this case was £4.50?


No it still cost you a credit but ment that the jackpot was £4.50 for a 20p stake

These were also 'banned' (or to be more accurate the feature was no longer allowed to be used) for the nudge bank as well as you could not incentivize a next game - it works in two ways depending on the chip

It will occasionally (every few credits) drop a nudge into the nudge bank on the top of the piggy bank and if you can make a win with it you offered a 'smash and grab' to get it (hit the button - smash you lose - grab you get the nudges) - this means you can hold near to jackpot or high win symbols to get those potential big wins

On the first version you can also trade any win for nudges , and those go into the bank to be used later (either via smash n grab or by filling the trail)

On the later versions the nudges you get from trading go onto the nudge ladder and those are then smashed or grabbed on the very next spin

The £4 jackpot also messed up some of the other tricks around saving / unsaving nudges - saved nudges before you lost the gamble go back into the pot , saved nudges after you gamble and lose are still on the nudge trail - there was also some really weird stake around the gamble for unlimited nudges (which went back to 7 if you lost instead of the next lowest value) on early versions of this when you had plenty of nudges the trick was to get the trail filled , save all but one into the bank and then just gamble that 1 , if you win save it back in - when you have the bank filled 'cancel' the saved nudges back out and you have the jackpot

The chips we have for this in the emulator are very late ones and have a lot of the features smoothed / fixed / changed from what they were if you played them at the time.

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I just bought a gpd xd.. ( autocorrect makes it 'god xd' ..

http://www.portable-games.nl/gpd-xd-de- ... alles-kan/

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I just bought a gpd xd.. ( autocorrect makes it 'god xd' ..

http://www.portable-games.nl/gpd-xd-de- ... alles-kan/


You'll have to let me know how you get on with it. I've been thinking about one for a while now.


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I just bought a gpd xd.. ( autocorrect makes it 'god xd' ..

http://www.portable-games.nl/gpd-xd-de- ... alles-kan/


Are you planning to use the custom firmware?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:16 
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@the vision, i will.. see it in action, when going by boat to newcastle last month, worked quite intuitive, at least for snes and md...
@asfish, is it any good?

For me i want to optimize it for UAE-use, so to have have swos on the move...


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:22 
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Its supposed to clear at lot of the bloat you get on the default one. Also allows some things like loading retroarch files from micro SD

This guy covers it a bit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmbctIirJ0I&t=509s

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checked the films, so basically it improves saturn emulation.. and i love the virtue racing version he is showing.. will test on how floaty the bloat ware is when i get it later today and then decide i guess.. depends a bit how filled it is i guess, according to one unboxing video's it contains already lots stuff set up (like mama , sees etc...) including roms so that might make me lazy

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Great nerdy article about the 'secret' colours of the Commodore 64.

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Day 1..
arrived at1745.. had uae4droid running at 1830... problem was that googleplay store didn't seem to run at first.. but it had asked my other android device (my work phone which i just switched off since it was friday evening.. to confirm i wanted to use my google account...) setup went easily and was playing swos in the train a few minutes later.

* snes support excellent and set up (including roms)
* n64 crashed a bit firs time, but then excellent.. (not sure i'm happy with the control setup.. 10 games included
* ps1 , raiden was included, put an iso (cue format) on it, but it didn't;t recognize it.. more study needed
* downloaded md.emu... worked fine it seemed...
* arcade: quite a few neo geo games included,they are really beautiful..

screen is great, controls are made well..(although the glinstering is allready of the left analogue..

might replace the interface, though, saw some tv-launcher people liked and added images to.. https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... o.tv&hl=en

amiga emulating most of the time great, some weird glitches though

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So.. a week in..

* The build in snes - emulator ceased to function
* replaced there launcher with this (see image), quite pleased
* impressed by the DC emulation (WWE is included)
* psp works like a charm too...
* built in ps emulator didn't find all games, (but they did open via the file explorer), so replaced that too
* mame 4 droid: horrible interface, but works perfectly
* took some time to find a good ds emulator, but Drastic is great and full speed
* saturn works nice, frameskip needed though
* i just took the sd card out of my ds-flashcard, so now lots of games to play extra
* retroarch does work for 32x at least... interface is kind of horrible on god
* n64 works ok, for some reason pokemon snap (which was included, so kind of weird), but e.g. ridge racer 64 is amazingly fast..
* so current systems emulated: snes, md, 32x, gameboy, gameboy color, gameboy advance, ds, psp, psx , dreamcast, arcade, n64, amiga 1200, saturn.. , neogeo..


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£10 on the door and free games?

Colour me interested.

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Have you only just heard about Arcade Club, Grim... ? It's been mentioned a fair few times on here before I imagine - I've been twice.

It's a great place. The only thing that bothers me about the place is that, because every game is free play, there's none of the "Ah shit, I've got to make this one count because this is my last 10p" type feeling.

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I am totally going there next time I'm over visiting my family, my brother lives a couple of miles down the road from it, my dad's place is one stop on the Metrolink away.

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Have you only just heard about Arcade Club, Grim... ? It's been mentioned a fair few times on here before I imagine - I've been twice.

It's a great place. The only thing that bothers me about the place is that, because every game is free play, there's none of the "Ah shit, I've got to make this one count because this is my last 10p" type feeling.

Are there queues for the games?

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Have you only just heard about Arcade Club, Grim... ? It's been mentioned a fair few times on here before I imagine - I've been twice.

It's a great place. The only thing that bothers me about the place is that, because every game is free play, there's none of the "Ah shit, I've got to make this one count because this is my last 10p" type feeling.

Are there queues for the games?

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Have you only just heard about Arcade Club, Grim... ? It's been mentioned a fair few times on here before I imagine - I've been twice.

It's a great place. The only thing that bothers me about the place is that, because every game is free play, there's none of the "Ah shit, I've got to make this one count because this is my last 10p" type feeling.

Are there queues for the games?


A few of the big driving games like Outrun 2SP or the sit down Star Wars cab might have one or two people stood by, but there's no long queues and there's enough choice that you can always find something else good to play then come back.

Yep, being on free-play does take away a little of the buzz, but it's still superb fun.


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I am totally going there next time I'm over visiting my family, my brother lives a couple of miles down the road from it, my dad's place is one stop on the Metrolink away.


Hit me up when you go and I will come and beat you on Outrun.

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zaphod79 wrote:
http://www.coin-opcommunity.co.uk/blog/16433-arcade-club-%e2%80%93europe%e2%80%99s-biggest-videogame-dedicated-arcade/

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Arcade Club –Europe’s biggest videogame dedicated arcade!


I am totally going there next time I'm over visiting my family, my brother lives a couple of miles down the road from it, my dad's place is one stop on the Metrolink away.


Hit me up when you go and I will come and beat you on Outrun.

Again.


This sounds like a challenge I need to be part of.


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Hit me up when you go and I will come and beat you on Outrun.

Again.


WHEN DID YOU BEAT ME AT OUTRUN?

I'm very good at forgetting my defeats.

I do remember the epic competitions we had on OutRun2 on the original XBox back in the day.

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Yes it was Outrun 2 - in Scotchland that time but to be fair you had drunk a lot of blue wkd or whatever children's drink you were on.

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ARCADE REPORT.

MINUS ONE PINBALL - The Lord Of The Rings pinball has gone :(

PLUS ONE VIDEO GAME - Sega Manx TT Superbike, two-player sitdown edition! According to the copyright message in the demo mode this game is 22 years old, SEGA 1995.

Of course we had to have a go. Mrs Hearthly got THRASHED, if the race had gone on much longer I'd have lapped her.

It's in perfect working order too. Splendid stuff.

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Mrs Hearthly got THRASHED, if the race had gone on much longer I'd have lapped her.

It's in perfect working order too. Splendid stuff.

I should think so too - she doesn't look that old.

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I should think so too - she doesn't look that old.


She's the same age as me, 43.

It was videogames that kind of brought us together in the first place, playing Streets Of Rage into the small hours of the morning in our shit student house in Manchester, whilst my girlfriend of the time was out cheating on me with her fiancé.

So there we were, with me thinking 'She's well fit and my current relationship is a disaster zone, but I'm going to look like a twat if I make a move on her when I've got a girlfriend, and I don't think she likes me like that anyway.'

As I found out later, Mrs Hearthly was there thinking, 'I really like him but he's already got a girlfriend and I don't think he'd go for me anyway, so I won't do anything'.

As such mutual desire and frustration were played out with some serious co-op beatdowns on the mean Streets of Rage.

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