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Unfortunate I don't :/ I built the wiring loom and joy stick setup mostly on the fly : D , power supply is two cheap 5V & 12V SMPS , I do plan to put this with my 19" Samsung CRT but I need to make a sync separator for the monitor as it only accepts separate H and V syncs and not the composite sync .
You should definitely share some of the work you've done if you have any current pics! I'm totally obsessed with this stuff right now. thumb.gif
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You should definitely share some of the work you've done if you have any current pics! I'm totally obsessed with this stuff right now. thumb.gif

I'll try to biggrin.gif , I hope to get pac man and ms pac man and have them all setup together with the Jr pac man I have , I'll get some pictures as I set up the Samsung CRT with the space invaders and that soon

This is a short video I did of the super space invaders board running , I wired it up for two players but need to make another joy stick setup for the second player . I used D9 connectors for connection/disconnection of the controllers / video ect .

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MNKyDeth - Tandy 64k Color Computer, Nes, TurboDuo, SuperGrafx + Super CD-Rom 2, Sega Genesis, Sega CD, Sega Saturn, Playstation 1, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Intellivision, SNK Neo-Geo CDZ

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I mostly focus on NEC TurboGrafx-16 and PCEngine hardware and games. It has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid and I still have everything my dad bought me back then. I stream homebrew games on twitch on occasion but I mostly just stream or video capture anything retro from this console. I do play modern games but not anywhere near as much as I play on my old consoles

I actually don't collect consoles. What I have is what I transitioned through, during the years. At this point though, if I was called a "collector" it would be the TG-16 / PC Engine line of stuff. But I mostly just use an Everdrive and burn the discs at this point since it's so darn expensive.


Ok, added all the new members (3 people). Welcome guys.

I never had the TG-16 as a kid, I never knew anyone with one, and I never even saw one until I was 14 or 15, then I really found out what it is.

I've played the games on emulators, and my softmodded Xbox has an upgraded hard drive- it has a TG-16 emulator with video previews, box art, etc. It's actually really slick and I can upscale the games to 720p and they look really good.

Well anyway, my general rule is to only collect games I had as a kid, or played at friend's houses, or rented. I also try to only collect what I consider "good" games for each system, stuff like Konami and Capcom games for NES, Mario, and so on.

Well I broke my rules. I've wanted a TG-16 for a long time now because it's a neat oddity. The sticking point, of course, is how expensive the system and games are. Especially small things like $200 for a Turbo Booster to play games in A/V composite instead of garbage RF (what were they thinking?)

I found a compromise, I ordered a PC Engine Coregrafx system with 9 games from Japan on Ebay. I probably saved like $300 going this route. I'm also getting a couple of Japanese HUcards, Super Star Soldier, Final Soldier (my favorite games on the system), Gunhed, and Be Ball (aka Chew Man Fu). After I bought the games I realized I could probably get an Everdrive, but it was too late to cancel, so I have one of those coming too. CD games are pretty much out of the question because I'm not buying a Duo or CD unit + adapter (both will easily be $300). I'll stick with HUcards and use my Xbox emulator if I ever want to play CD games, honestly I've gone through some of them and yet to find anything that would make a PCE CD worth buying for me. (Maybe some of the Japanese-only RPGs (Cosmic Fantasy?), but, I don't know Japanese.)

I'm really excited. This might end up being the coolest thing in my collection next to my Master System or Game Gear..
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I don't know if any of you folks have ever seen this channel on YouTube (I somehow expect Wolfsbora to have), but there's an arcade shop and service center based in Pennsylvania called TNT Amusements. They put up some amusingly cheesy videos here, and I always thought they were entertaining. The machines they get in their shop, as well as the restorations are beautiful. It makes me want to own a couple of pinball machines. Todd is basically the typical Dad complete with all the bad Dad jokes. biggrin.gif
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That's awesome. I will watch it later.

If any of you guys are within driving distance of Chicago, I would highly recommend going to Galloping Ghost Arcade in Brookfield. It's the largest arcade in the US (over 500 games). I've even heard claims that they are the largest arcade in the world, with more machines than any Japanese arcade, I don't know if that's true or not though. They even build their own custom cabinets for games that never got an arcade release (the newer Mortal Kombat games, they're really into MK).





Here is the games list.


I even have a small flyer from them on my wall, from when they brought a bunch of machines up to Midwest Gaming Classic.

The best part is that GGA is open until like 2am on weekends, and it's only $15 to get in and play all day long.
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@AuraNova, how'd you know I've seen that?! biggrin.gif That guy is hilarious.

@neurotix, that would be worth the 7 hour drive to the windy city! I've never heard of that place. The 2nd annual ReplayFX convention is going to be in July here in Pittsburgh. They have hundreds of arcade cabs, pinballs, and even consoles to play! This year they're going to have some pretty interesting speakers, like the guy that came up with q*bert, and the former head of Microsoft's gaming division. Should be pretty cool!

You guys all have me beat with the retro systems though. PM me if you have any working or could be working systems that are just taking up space! 😉

Edit: if you guys are interested in arcade history and would even like to see how some restorations are done, I highly suggest that you check out Tony Temple's appropriately titled arcadeblogger.com. Interesting fact about Mr. Temple, he's the world record holder for the highest score in Missile Command and an all around nice guy.
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@AuraNova, how'd you know I've seen that?! biggrin.gif That guy is hilarious.

@neurotix, that would be worth the 7 hour drive to the windy city! I've never heard of that place. The 2nd annual ReplayFX convention is going to be in July here in Pittsburgh. They have hundreds of arcade cabs, pinballs, and even consoles to play! This year they're going to have some pretty interesting speakers, like the guy that came up with q*bert, and the former head of Microsoft's gaming division. Should be pretty cool!
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It's definitely worth the drive. The last time I went they had two cool things I liked, one was a whole row of 4 slot Neo Geo MVS arcades with every King of Fighters game (94-03), every Samurai Shodown, and a bunch of other Neo Geo games. The other was two custom cabs, one had both Capcom Dungeons & Dragons beat em ups (Tower of Doom and Shadow Over Mystara), and the other had Dodonpachi and Dodonpachi Daioujou, and you could pick what to play.

If you could give me the link/information for that convention I will add it to the unused posts in the beginning of the thread (one is called convention information). I've been meaning to add stuff to those sections, but the club has been small and I didn't have the time. I would like to add videos and stuff like links to retrogaming websites, so anything you guys can contribute would be great. smile.gif
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I never had the TG-16 as a kid, I never knew anyone with one, and I never even saw one until I was 14 or 15, then I really found out what it is.

I've played the games on emulators, and my softmodded Xbox has an upgraded hard drive- it has a TG-16 emulator with video previews, box art, etc. It's actually really slick and I can upscale the games to 720p and they look really good.

Well anyway, my general rule is to only collect games I had as a kid, or played at friend's houses, or rented. I also try to only collect what I consider "good" games for each system, stuff like Konami and Capcom games for NES, Mario, and so on.

Well I broke my rules. I've wanted a TG-16 for a long time now because it's a neat oddity. The sticking point, of course, is how expensive the system and games are. Especially small things like $200 for a Turbo Booster to play games in A/V composite instead of garbage RF (what were they thinking?)

I found a compromise, I ordered a PC Engine Coregrafx system with 9 games from Japan on Ebay. I probably saved like $300 going this route. I'm also getting a couple of Japanese HUcards, Super Star Soldier, Final Soldier (my favorite games on the system), Gunhed, and Be Ball (aka Chew Man Fu). After I bought the games I realized I could probably get an Everdrive, but it was too late to cancel, so I have one of those coming too. CD games are pretty much out of the question because I'm not buying a Duo or CD unit + adapter (both will easily be $300). I'll stick with HUcards and use my Xbox emulator if I ever want to play CD games, honestly I've gone through some of them and yet to find anything that would make a PCE CD worth buying for me. (Maybe some of the Japanese-only RPGs (Cosmic Fantasy?), but, I don't know Japanese.)

I'm really excited. This might end up being the coolest thing in my collection next to my Master System or Game Gear..

Definitely get an Everdrive. I bought mine new off eBay for $90, and it does everything- PCE, TG16, and homebrews. You can play all of them regardless of which console you have. My game recommendations include Splatterhouse (of course), City Hunter, Ninja Spirit, Ninja Gaiden (virtually identical to the NES version), and Street Fighter 2 if you have a 6 button controller. As for CD titles, give the Ys games a try if you haven't already, and definitely do not pass up Dracula X (Castlevania) Rondo of Blood. It's a tough SoB, but possibly the best platformer I've ever played.
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@neurotix ReplayFX.org - July 28 - 31, 2016 Pittsburgh, PA at the David Lawrence Convention Center

They have 250+ arcade machines, 500+ pinball machines, 2000+ console games, cosplay (with a free competition), live musical performances, seminars, and speakers.
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Thanks for that, added.

If anyone else wants to add information about conventions, let me know.
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