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    Default Any body else buying Arcade1up Machines?

    Am I the only fan of these things on here?

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    Had to look up what this even was but then when I saw a pic I was like "OOOH THOSE THINGS!"

    A store in a neighboring county had two... one with some old Namco games and another with three versions of Street Fighter II, including Super Turbo (which never had a *good* home port). I was legitimately interested in the SFII one, but I didn't have the money or means of transport at the time.

    Thanks for reminding me of these. Now I know what to save for.

    Looking into what others these guys did.

    Actually... one question I had when I first saw these is how do they work? Surely they're some sort of emulation, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond Dantes View Post
    Actually... one question I had when I first saw these is how do they work? Surely they're some sort of emulation, right?
    If you're thinking what I think you're thinking, you should check out the subreddit @ https://www.reddit.com/r/Arcade1Up/

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    Right, don't direct me at a specific topic or something, just a reddit where I can be lost for hours and forget what the question even was.

    Well, I at least know these aren't just Rasperry Pi's running MAME now, but I'm curious as to the quality of the emulation.

    I'm also curious about two other things: One is the screen--what kind of screen it is (I assume it has to be a flatscreen of some variety).

    The other is modability. Like basically would it be possible to use this thing as a Supergun (basically take out the built-in game's boards and hook up some other arcade PCBs?) This question though seems like a definite "yes and there's probably somebody who has already done it."

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    Well, we did just discuss them in this thread...
    https://forum.digitpress.com/forum/s...ance-at-Target

    My only impression of them came from the Walmart display models which seemed to be falling apart and had the control panel graphics rubbing right off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jb143 View Post
    Well, we did just discuss them in this thread...
    https://forum.digitpress.com/forum/s...ance-at-Target

    My only impression of them came from the Walmart display models which seemed to be falling apart and had the control panel graphics rubbing right off.
    I definitely noticed the rubbed off graphics on the display model I saw at my local Walmart... and this was in January so it hadn't been there but a couple months (remnants of a holiday display, I think.) Literally stark white wherever a hand might fall.

    I'm still tempted though, for the upcoming bartop edition of Centipede, or the wall-hang one.. if they can improve the quality just a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond Dantes View Post
    Right, don't direct me at a specific topic or something, just a reddit where I can be lost for hours and forget what the question even was.

    Well, I at least know these aren't just Rasperry Pi's running MAME now, but I'm curious as to the quality of the emulation.

    I'm also curious about two other things: One is the screen--what kind of screen it is (I assume it has to be a flatscreen of some variety).

    The other is modability. Like basically would it be possible to use this thing as a Supergun (basically take out the built-in game's boards and hook up some other arcade PCBs?) This question though seems like a definite "yes and there's probably somebody who has already done it."


    the time you spend asking the question then waiting for somebody to respond, you can spend on the link I provided and find pretty much every answer to every question you've had so far.

    I will answer your one question though. Yes, they are a cheap LCD flatscreen. Pretty much everything in these are cheap to keep the cost down. If you aren't that concerned about high quality, then these are nice to have. If you buy one to just replace every single component (i.e. buttons, monitor, pcb, etc.) then you're better off just building from scratch.
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