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Kid A

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  • Birthday 07/23/1981

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    Better than good.
  • Gender
    Male
  • Current City
    Upland, CA.
  • Interests
    Vintage gaming, although I play modern games as well. I prefer older games, when it wasn't all about the graphics.

    Guitars, music, food, friends and fun
  • First Console
    Atari 5200
  • Favorite Arcade to Visit
    Lost Levels. Claremont, CA
  • Favorite Arcade Game
    Mortal Kombat II or Galaga
  • Quick, tell us a joke!
    What's brown and sticky?


    A stick!

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  1. Ms. Pac-Man Arcade Difficulty: None (High Speed Machine) High Score: 205,910 October 19, 2019
  2. Well, if it's pre built, the convince factor is definitely there.
  3. Thanks everyone! Restoring was a lot of fun and I wouldn't mind doing another one. Hopefully I find a beat up Galaga cab soon! 😂 I'm so excited to add this cab to the collection. I'm really happy with the way it came out. I wonder why arcade1up doesn't make full size cabs? Yeah, obviously it would cost more but I think it would be worth it.
  4. So a buddy of mine calls me up and asked me if I wanted his non working Ms Pac-Man cab. The deal was that if I fixed it, he could play it whenever he came down, which I had no problem with. This is what the cab looked like when I got it. The cab was pretty beat up. Just running my hand across the sides made the paint fall off of it. Someone had painted the entire cab black. As you can see the cab was in pretty bad shape. So even before I tried to make the thing actually work, I painted it black. I primered it first before doing so. At this point I actually tried to make it work. I found some wires that looked like they were spliced into. I figured these were the connections for power. There was no power plug when I got it. I got a PC power cable, cut the end off and spliced it into the existing cuts in the wiring. When I plugged it in, it powered on...however with some problems.. The screen was all distorted. I had found 10 different knobs in the back of the arcade. I turned all of them to see if it would fix it. Nothing did. I thought maybe they all have to be dialed in perfect. After 3 days of messing with these knobs, I was getting frustrated. I was staring at the back of the cab when I saw this metal bracket with a hole in it. I shined a flashlight through the hole and I saw a potentiometer with a screwdriver slot on it. I grabbed a screwdriver and turned it clockwise and it made it worse. So I went counterclockwise all the way and it made the screen totally clear! ...with some minor distorted on the right part of the screen . Just had to slightly turn it back clockwise to get rid of the distortion After that I spent a few minutes to dial in the colors properly. At this point, I got a proper power cable for the cab and installed it. The control panel overlay was pretty dirty and torn so that got replaced. Put some new buttons too. When I got done with that, I wanted to go all out. I ended up getting a repro glass bezel and installed it. The repro is very high quality. Very happy with it. My friend had got this thinking if he couldn't fix it, he was going to keep the Marquee and get rid of it. Knowing that I got this machine for free, I got a new Marquee and gave him the original. Got a high score save kit as well. Last thing I got was the panel art and new T molding. When I got the art in, I realized that if I were to install the front part as is, the coin door chop off the forehead of Ms. Pac-Man. So I had to raise the coin door 4.5 inches. I also was able to hide the bolts that hold the coin bucket in place below the surface of the wood so I didn't have to shove them to the front of the artwork. Once that was done I installed the art along with the new t molding. When I installed the cab was finally finished! I wish the color of the panel art was a closer match to the control panel overlay, but in the end, I think it came out pretty awesome. I'm forever grateful that my buddy gave me this arcade. It's definitely in my top 3 favorite arcade games of all time. It was a lot of work putting this thing together Here's a side by side of the before and after!
  5. Beat both Bloodstained: Ritual of the night and curse of the moon a few weeks ago. Both great games! Enjoyed them. Also did another playthrough of Breath of the Wild again. That game is so amazing
  6. So a few days ago, I got a freakin' awesome addition to the game room! FOR FREE! It needed a lot of work. It was missing a power plug, the insides were so dirty, one of the coin mechanisms wasn't working, Something is also wrong with the PCB, and the cab's paint has seen better days. Ive already sent the board out for repairs and today I picked up some supplies over at the home Depot and painted it up. I can't wait to get everything completely put back together and play this thing! This is one of my favorite games of all time! I've always wanted on of these. So awesome to have this cab!
  7. 70500. Played on my freshly AV modded 7800. Really happy with the picture quality! Look what it looked like before. Very happy with the results! No more squiggly lines!
  8. Thanks rick! 👍 Literally, 99% of what I own is displayed! 3m command strips are amazing. I don't have any mail sized holes anywhere in my apartment. VID_20190818_230821.mp4
  9. Yeah, I have a couple Gameboys! 😁 I used to find Gameboys that powered on but wouldn't read games on eBay. Used to get them for cheap and fix them up and keep them. I would get some in bundle deals for find them super cheap locally because something was wrong with them. The Metroid is from the World on Nintendo toy line. I've had it for a bit. I hung it with some fishing line with pins in the ceiling. I want a few more to hang around the gameroom. I think having more would be pretty awesome.
  10. So after 1 year and 4 months later (and me forgetting about this thread 😖), here's the current setup in the gameroom!
  11. Hahaha! I ran out of time to get this game in. Honestly, I'm ok at this game. I really wanted to play it though. Great score @RickR!
  12. Actually thinking of redoing this mod again. I want to be able to utilize the difficulty switches and use the power button to choose a new game. I don't have to use a Wii classic controller to reset my console. using a Super Nintendo control, all I have to do is press down and select at the same time and it'll reboot back to the main menu to choose a game. I enabled that when I modded my NES classic. I don't need a home button at all. Should I remod my console, I'll record the process and post it
  13. I played and beat Cuphead on IG Live a couple days ago. Played on Xbox One. It's also available on switch and pc. If you haven't played this, I highly recommend it. Also I no longer have a use for my Xbox one now. Cuphead was the only reason I got an Xb1.
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