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Sake... ditched my CRT

 

The psu for my cheap upscaler is dead

 

so I’ve connected my MVS/supergun direct to the Panny L42D25 via RGB SCART, and it’s fucking left-shifted.

 

turned off overscan, and it’s still shifted.


The cbox supergun has SCART and MD1 rgb output, so I’ve tried both. Both shifted. 
 

(It also has component and composite, but I think they’re disabled)
 

Am I looking at resistors on the sync, or a decent scaler that can move the v/h signal? I tried service mode on the telly but it’s deliberately obtuse.

 

and now I need to get the AES out to test that as well...

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On 29/04/2020 at 18:02, Spartan said:

Back a few weeks ago at the start of the lockdown I bought a Neo Geo CD, always wanted an AES but could never justify the cost, so went with the CD as it was much cheaper, could run backups and I'm planning on getting a NEO CD SD loader fitted. 

 

Now the pad is amazing but I wanted a stick. I didnt want to spend loads on getting a decent snk stick so I built my own as I've time to spare ATM. It's a pretty simple build all in.

 

And yes, it's got 8 buttons because I'm gonna hack in a Saturn pad as well.

 

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That is ace looking! Is the design your own? What level wood work soldier skills would i need to build such a thing? How much in parts?

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10 hours ago, bplus said:

That is ace looking! Is the design your own? What level wood work soldier skills would i need to build such a thing? How much in parts?

 

Thanks, yeah its something I cobbled together out of boredom during lockdown, only thing i really needed was a button layout template. Its my own design otherwise.

 

Everything else was sourced from ebay. Wood was an Oak off-cut I bought off ebay for a tenner as I couldn't get to B&Q. If you just kept it as a Neo Geo stick I reckon it could be done for just over £40. Wood work is easy enough, just a jigsaw and steady hand, sandpaper and some teak oil to finish it. Its cut in such a way so its angled. Holes were drilled in the metal box using a step drill bit.  Used some spare screws to assemble it all.

 

I sacrificed a crappy Sega Saturn third party pad (£5) so it now works on both a Saturn and Neo Geo, that honestly took longer to work in along with the wiring. I soldered the cabling over a day or so and terminated them to DB15 and DB9 sockets, then made custom cables for each console.

 

For me at least its worth it, a neo geo stick is about 60/70 maybe in good condition, official Saturn sticks are £50 or so but pretty crap, they don't use microswitches on the buttons and Hori sticks are more expensive again (£70+). I probably spent close to 70/80 quid all in with my custom cables but I've a decent stick I can use on both machines now, maybe more if I hack in a USB encoder for PC use. Still some tweaks left to do. May swap the front row of buttons to the SNK colours as the top row are Saturn only.

 

Neo Geo Extension Cable

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-8M-extension-cable-for-Neo-Geo-AES-controller-pad-6ft-lead-wire-ZedLabz/273811367944?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Breakout Board

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DB15-DSUB-15pin-Female-Adapter-RS-232-Breakout-Board-Connector-D8/352193553351?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Stick

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Zippyy-Short-Shaft-Ball-Top-Arcade-Joystick-2-4-8-Way-Black-Zippy-MAME-JAMMA/141814044934?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Buttons

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-x-Blue-Leaf-Style-28mm-Round-Convex-Arcade-Buttons-Microswitches-MAME/143255776543?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Project box

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hammond-1411VU-Utility-Metal-Case-305x203x76mm-Aluminium-Natural/132989897759?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

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5 hours ago, Spartan said:

 

Thanks, yeah its something I cobbled together out of boredom during lockdown, only thing i really needed was a button layout template. Its my own design otherwise.

 

Everything else was sourced from ebay. Wood was an Oak off-cut I bought off ebay for a tenner as I couldn't get to B&Q. If you just kept it as a Neo Geo stick I reckon it could be done for just over £40. Wood work is easy enough, just a jigsaw and steady hand, sandpaper and some teak oil to finish it. Its cut in such a way so its angled. Holes were drilled in the metal box using a step drill bit.  Used some spare screws to assemble it all.

 

I sacrificed a crappy Sega Saturn third party pad (£5) so it now works on both a Saturn and Neo Geo, that honestly took longer to work in along with the wiring. I soldered the cabling over a day or so and terminated them to DB15 and DB9 sockets, then made custom cables for each console.

 

For me at least its worth it, a neo geo stick is about 60/70 maybe in good condition, official Saturn sticks are £50 or so but pretty crap, they don't use microswitches on the buttons and Hori sticks are more expensive again (£70+). I probably spent close to 70/80 quid all in with my custom cables but I've a decent stick I can use on both machines now, maybe more if I hack in a USB encoder for PC use. Still some tweaks left to do. May swap the front row of buttons to the SNK colours as the top row are Saturn only.

 

Neo Geo Extension Cable

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-8M-extension-cable-for-Neo-Geo-AES-controller-pad-6ft-lead-wire-ZedLabz/273811367944?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Breakout Board

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DB15-DSUB-15pin-Female-Adapter-RS-232-Breakout-Board-Connector-D8/352193553351?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Stick

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Zippyy-Short-Shaft-Ball-Top-Arcade-Joystick-2-4-8-Way-Black-Zippy-MAME-JAMMA/141814044934?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Buttons

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-x-Blue-Leaf-Style-28mm-Round-Convex-Arcade-Buttons-Microswitches-MAME/143255776543?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Project box

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hammond-1411VU-Utility-Metal-Case-305x203x76mm-Aluminium-Natural/132989897759?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

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Thanks for all of this. The oak and steel really look good. Looks better than the real fight sticks I see on amazon. Unfortunately I think this is beyond my skill level. Basically having a job and a baby mean that this is a project for me to attempt in about 15 years time ! I've got two Dreamcast sticks that @yoda converted to playstation for me. I sort of regret doing that.

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Put my AES Pulstar up for sale in the trading folder in case anyone is interested.

 

I normally wouldn't bother mentioning a specific sale in here but since it's rather rare specimen some might be offended if i didn't/ they were to miss out on the opportunity. 

 

(Mods pls delete if inappropriate/ in violation of forum rules). 

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21 minutes ago, SeanR said:

you reckon I can convince the missus that it's an investment?

 

(We were looking at a watch, or some antique furniture... or a BTL property.)

 

Possibly.

 

But despite being insanely sought after, mega valuable and AES games in general seeing no sign of deprecating..it's still a video game.

 

Might as well try. 

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ok, this week's pie-in-the-sky idea.

 

two of these

 

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Console-Replace-Part-For-NEOGEO-X-Arcade-Stick-to-15-Pin-PCB-Cable-Upgraded-Kit/133471606048?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225114%26meid%3Dfe610e25e8cc4070a74e6a5a19950e35%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dpf%26sd%3D392881487215%26itm%3D133471606048%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplAMLv5PairwiseWebWithoutBoostBBEV1%26brand%3DUnbranded&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

 

 

to wire up one of these

 

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for one of these

 

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which I'll use with the Pandora DX I've ordered

 

Or go USB and HDMI and stick my cbox supergun, MV-1ACH (unibios) and the 150 and 161 carts in trading, obviously. If i sell my MVS you can be sure my AES won't be far behind...

 

It's an expensive hobby.

 

We'll see.

 

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yeah, I think I'm out. My pandora 12 has all the games on my 150-in-one cart, plus 3038 others, HDMI output, and the usb ports means I can use a variety of sticks and pads.

 

And it's smaller than my MVS.

 

Which I'll be putting in the trading folder shortly.

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On 01/09/2020 at 00:10, SeanR said:

yeah, I think I'm out. My pandora 12 has all the games on my 150-in-one cart, plus 3038 others, HDMI output, and the usb ports means I can use a variety of sticks and pads.

 

And it's smaller than my MVS.

 

Which I'll be putting in the trading folder shortly.

 

RIP My Pandora Saga XII...

 

My MVS setup is not currently for sale.

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I finally bought some non-fighting games for my AES, but it involved the Fusion MVS-AES converter:

 

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I got a (bootleg annoyingly) copy of Puzzle Bobble which is one of my all time favourites, and Super Sidekicks 2 which I remembered fondly but has not aged well at all. The height of this thing with a cart attached to the converter is something to behold, but surprisingly is very stable and seems to work well. The A button on my stick is somewhat oversensitive so I will take a look at that soon.

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8 minutes ago, Spartan said:

Why are those converters so damn expensive?


This one wasn’t too bad (compared to the others and Neo Geo stuff in general at least, which is probably the answer to your question), it was £70 delivered from France. 

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12 minutes ago, mikejenkins said:


This one wasn’t too bad (compared to the others and Neo Geo stuff in general at least, which is probably the answer to your question), it was £70 delivered from France. 


I paid €120 for the same from Spain, a ways back.
 

Still haven’t actually tried it because I couldn’t find my puzzle bobble mvs cart.

 

And now the AES is all packed away and m MVS is perfectly serviceable with my 150/161 carts.

 

and there’s an AES version of the 161 now...

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Was it playmore at the time? I really wish they would of made more of the Ps4 releases. (Edit - pushed them a bit....)

(Not the arcade archive games, but the neo releases with net play!

Always on sale, and worth everything and more!

 

I need to see the last blade 2 on a crt. So beautiful.

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