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elvis731

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#14389405 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by elvis731 on 05 April 2021 - 04:02 PM

 I think the hardware struggles with FMV/3D games hence the issues emulating Primal Rage and area 51. Imagine playing Time Crisis on this thing though!

 

 

This is correct and the folks who put together CoinOps for the ALU have said as much.  They've tried and unfortunately the ALU hardware isn't strong enough to handle anything like MVC2, Blitz, etc.

 

The 5.0 version of CoinOps is supposed to be released fairly soon...




#14387539 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by elvis731 on 29 March 2021 - 03:27 PM

I finally went ahead and bought a Legends Ultimate cabinet, expecting it Friday. I'll be going the CoinopsX route and I watched a few tutorial videos--looks pretty straightforward so I don't really understand why people are buying flash drives for $50 on Etsy, especially since those sellers are making money from other people's work.

 

Anyways, has anyone done any hardware mods on these cabinets? I don't really like the stock artwork on the cab. Any way to change the marquee? I'm thinking of converting it to a Simpsons cab (lol).

Agreed on not buying a drive, the process is super simple and as you note anyone selling it is making money off all the hard work of others.

Check out the ALU forum on Reddit - a good number of people discussing various mods and where to get graphics, etc.  I haven't done anything with mine as of yet, but have a pre-order in for a bitpixel marquee.

 

And to note, if you want to avoid the login process with coinops, you can just use the addon feature.  Not as fancy on the front end and there are some limitations as far as how many games you can put on your drive (but still a fairly large amount) and there is no login requirement for addon.




#14347590 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by elvis731 on 16 November 2020 - 04:42 PM

In other news, just picked up the Legends Ultimate at Sam's Club today.  Looking forward to getting it set up.

Started setup on this yesterday.  The build was fairly easy and feels solid.  That said, after that, it basically took a large part of the rest of the day to get it up and running because the out of the box firmware is hot garbage.  I couldn't get the thing to log into my wifi, no matter what I tried.  I eventually had to go out and get a 50ft LAN cable so I could hook the thing into my router.  Once I did that, I was able to download the latest firmware and the wifi issue seems to be fixed now too.

 

Didn't get a chance to add any games on it, because of the setup struggle, but played tempest from the pre-loaded games and played well.  Will hopefully get some more games on it tonight to really put it through it's paces.




#14345781 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by elvis731 on 12 November 2020 - 09:50 PM

$50 off if BB thinks November is your birthday month and if you haven't redeemed the coupon on something else.

YMMV - I couldn't seem to get this to apply last month to any arcade 1ups.  Wanted to pick up Star Wars and it wouldn't discount it.

 

In other news, just picked up the Legends Ultimate at Sam's Club today.  Looking forward to getting it set up.




#14336768 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by elvis731 on 22 October 2020 - 04:05 PM

Star Wars on sale at Gamestop:
https://www.gamestop...r/11095878.html

Looks like it's sold out.




#14327861 Xbox Series S/X Re-stock Thread

Posted by elvis731 on 22 September 2020 - 05:23 PM

Just got through at Best Buy...




#14324890 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by elvis731 on 17 September 2020 - 08:32 PM

I see Arcade 1up has made the Golden Axe machine available for pre-order.  Kind of wish it wasn't a site exclusive, but still tempted based on the games on the machine.




#14299408 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by elvis731 on 19 June 2020 - 07:40 PM

NBA Jam delivered by Best Buy today.  Hopefully get to assemble it later this evening.




#14241169 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by elvis731 on 05 December 2019 - 09:43 PM

Nice, but pricey.  Between the sticker and the generic riser you're spending $100.




#14240802 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by elvis731 on 05 December 2019 - 12:10 AM

Brickseek finally came through for me. They had TMNT listed at a close store for $150 with limited stock. I saw it yesterday, but couldn’t stop in until today. Luckily for me they had one TMNT cab left, but nothing indicating it was on sale. I had someone scan it and sure enough $150!


#14225828 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by elvis731 on 06 November 2019 - 07:08 PM

$349.99 with a riser isn't a deal; the machine is $299.99 new; riser is $44.99 new and the machine can easily be found for less. I'd wait closer to BF or Christmas. 

The Costco version includes the riser and a stool.  It also has the light up marquee.  Which AFAIK, the non-Costco versions do not.  The screen in the Costco machines is also different than the non-Costco machines.  I don't have the link(s) handy, but there are some comparison videos on Youtube.

 

In any case, depending on what you're looking for, $349 isn't a horrible price if your inclined to get one anyway.




#14196603 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by elvis731 on 06 August 2019 - 08:31 PM

I would have totally grabbed an Asteroids cab at $75, but I don't recall even seeing one at regular price at the 5 Walmarts I stopped at :headache:




#14164299 Nintendo eShop Deals - 2/11: Capcom/Namco/Ubisoft Sales! $20 Hades,...

Posted by elvis731 on 13 May 2019 - 05:00 PM

I don’t feel tardy.

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#14087400 Nintendo eShop Deals - 2/11: Capcom/Namco/Ubisoft Sales! $20 Hades,...

Posted by elvis731 on 21 November 2018 - 05:24 PM

Was hoping for a deal on Hollow Knight since I missed it the last time.  Probably pick up The Messenger instead.




#13998535 Best Buy GCU is being Discontinued?

Posted by elvis731 on 22 May 2018 - 05:18 PM

Which one of you guys is this.. I know it has to be someone on this site. I bet it's the guy with the cartwheel thread.

 

New York parents sue 30-year-old son who refuses to move out http://www.bbc.com/n...canada-44215648

Now he'll never be able to move out.  Without that GCU discount, he won't be able to afford it!