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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:59 pm

I found $100 in my wallet when I checked it after the wedding. Not sure what it was doing in there or who it was supposed to go to, but I may attach fifty bucks to it and get an ArPiCade.

https://www.highscoresaves.com/arpicade ... igame.html

What is an ArPiCade? Well, Jizaboz has one and likes it. My understanding is that it allows you to use a Raspberry Pi with a JAMMA arcade cabinet. I've got a horizontal one that I use for various boards (I had Ghosts n' Goblins in it if you've been to my house recently, which a few of you have) but I also put the jrok Berzerk board in it and some others. So this is a great solution for me.

I have a question for Jizaboz, if you're out there - did you have them program the software for $45 or do that yourself?
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Post by Jizaboz » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:08 am

Ice Cream Jonsey wrote: I have a question for Jizaboz, if you're out there - did you have them program the software for $45 or do that yourself?
I debated this all of about 10 minutes. Part of me really wanted to do it myself, but I'm glad I did not. It saves a ton of time and that 45$ does at least include the price of the micro SD card itself. Includes a very nice front end program that loads random screenshots, etc.. and I love how once you enter a game it will not exit back out to the menu until you tell it to by holding down player 1 start for 10 seconds then hitting player 2 start.

Totally worth the 45$ extra in my opinion. However, I strongly encourage you to do what I did and before you even start the damn thing, CAREFULLY create an image file of that SDcard with a Windows machine. Store the original somewhere you will NEVER LOSE IT. Finally, go to Walgreens and pick up a new microSD 32gb card for like 15$, and write that image you created to your new card. This way, you have not 1 but 2 backups.

Why create a backup? Besides the always present risk of data corruption due to power failure or whatever, you'll probably want to tweak your settings on a few games, the menu, etc and there is no "factory reset". Re-loading the image is your reset. I've ran into a few nagging things like left and right shoot in Gunsmoke being reversed and I can't move at all in Krull or Cloak N Dagger. Sometime I need adjust the config files on the SDcard to fix this. (using joystick/button in MAME menu does't seem to work for input config) Also, they (HighSaveScores) will put out updated images eventually with more games or better support!

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Post by Flack » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:26 pm

So the rest of us can buy the cheaper version and just get the image from you, right? :)
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Post by Jizaboz » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:50 pm

Flack wrote:So the rest of us can buy the cheaper version and just get the image from you, right? :)
Heh-heh. Theoretically yes of course ;)

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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:00 pm

I would never do that, but I am gonna get the ArPicade shortly as in within a month, and then I'll let everyone know how it goes.

I might do that.

No, I will pay them their money, they built a good product and deserve it.

I'll let Tdarcos decide. Tdarcos! Decide!
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Post by Tdarcos » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:08 pm

Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:I would never do that, but I am gonna get the ArPicade shortly as in within a month, and then I'll let everyone know how it goes.

I might do that.

No, I will pay them their money, they built a good product and deserve it.

I'll let Tdarcos decide. Tdarcos! Decide!
I stopped pirating software once I got to the point I had a decent income.

Pay the two dollars.
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Post by Jizaboz » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:48 am

Tdarcos wrote:
Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:I would never do that, but I am gonna get the ArPicade shortly as in within a month, and then I'll let everyone know how it goes.

I might do that.

No, I will pay them their money, they built a good product and deserve it.

I'll let Tdarcos decide. Tdarcos! Decide!
I stopped pirating software once I got to the point I had a decent income.

Pay the two dollars.
In this case we are talking ROMs that I certainly do not own ever PCB for, so I think I basically PAID to "pirate" them!

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Post by PAUL IRRITATES ME » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:59 am

Tdarcos wrote:
Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:I would never do that, but I am gonna get the ArPicade shortly as in within a month, and then I'll let everyone know how it goes.

I might do that.

No, I will pay them their money, they built a good product and deserve it.

I'll let Tdarcos decide. Tdarcos! Decide!
I stopped pirating software once I got to the point I had a decent income.

Pay the two dollars.
You do know that all the software is arcade roms that the developers of arpicade didn't make, right? Of course you dont.

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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:08 am

Just in case anyone drops by here through a search - we are kidding about this, we aren't going that route and the point of the thread is to get Tdarcos to make decisions for the rest of us. I just wanted to clarify that.

I am placing my order later today. Whoo hoo!
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Post by RealNC » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:06 pm

I don't think anyone gets here through a search.

Hey, I can do you SEO for you. Usual rate of $800 per hour. Or whatever the f "SEO specialists" charge these days.

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Post by RealNC » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:08 pm

This was totally not Tdarcos bait to make him post everything he can find out about SEO, btw.

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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:53 pm

Words cannot do this justice. It is AMAZING. I was playing Dragon's Lair and Paperboy five minutes after I opened the package up. This is absolutely the coolest thing I have tried out in quite some time. I'll try to post some video or more words soon.
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Post by Jizaboz » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:10 pm

I would like an update on how this and perhaps other games in your arcade are 'behaving'.

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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:29 pm

The ArPiCade is amazing. I've mostly been playing Hat Trick, still. Just when I think I can dominate the game, I find myself losing 4-3 with 10 seconds left. Can I score??
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Post by Jizaboz » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:01 pm

Just out of curiosity, does the cabinet you have your ArPiCade have 2 speakers or just one?

(Trying to diagnose why Dragons Lair 1 is the only laser disk game that doesn't have full audio on mine)

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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:39 pm

I did hear all the audio I would expect for Dragon's Lair. It's got just one speaker.
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Post by Jizaboz » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:39 am

To correct the record:

(via IRC)
ICJ discovered upon closer inspection that the cabinet running his ArPiCade does indeed have 2 speakers. Looks like "it's a stereo issue" theory is confirmed!

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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:33 pm

We shall next be posting photos of our RIGS.

Also, Nikos, quick reply should be on.
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Post by Jizaboz » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:41 pm

ArPiCade running in Double Dragon on the left.

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Re: The ArPiCade

Post by Casual Observer » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:23 pm

Totally jealous of the cocktail ms. Pac

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