Did you start with a cab or a Supergun?

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Did you start with a cab or a Supergun?

Cab
33
65%
Supergun
18
35%
 
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Re: Did you start with a cab or a Supergun?

Post by j69 » September 11th, 2008, 2:38 pm

Pure impulse buy off ebay. Didnt even know how I was going to pick it up and had nowhere to put it other than my parents dining room :lol:

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Re: Did you start with a cab or a Supergun?

Post by poodude » September 12th, 2008, 2:31 am

Cab. Wanted it for MAME, so naturally I'd just be playing MAME on a TV or PC before.

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Re: Did you start with a cab or a Supergun?

Post by markedkiller78 » September 12th, 2008, 1:16 pm

Straight to cab here. Aero City from Tone. I now have 2 Superguns as well, I bought one for testing, but I don't know why I still have them :?
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Re: Did you start with a cab or a Supergun?

Post by cools » September 12th, 2008, 4:06 pm

SuperPang wrote:Thats a surprising amount of straight-to-cab players
I'd guess the majority of us got into this initially because of pangs of nostalgia, remembering playing these games in an arcade on a cab. We didn't start off playing them on a gun :)

The cab is a big part of the experience.
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Re: Did you start with a cab or a Supergun?

Post by BigBattle » September 12th, 2008, 8:01 pm

I started and am still using my MAS Supernova. I bought it before I found out about making it yourself. Then I found out about arcade Auctions. Funny thing is, it took them 4 months to get it to me. Then as I read online, I hear that is is an inferior product....Love being in the USA.

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Re: Did you start with a cab or a Supergun?

Post by Brain_Slug » September 12th, 2008, 8:26 pm

I started with a consolized MV-1C, followed by an MV-2.

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Re: Did you start with a cab or a Supergun?

Post by chubsta » September 12th, 2008, 8:39 pm

BigBattle wrote: I bought it before I found out about making it yourself.
Are they easy to make? i love messing with stuff and fancy giving it a go - what guide did you see that made you think it could be done at home?

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Re: Did you start with a cab or a Supergun?

Post by twalden » September 13th, 2008, 11:03 am

Started back in 1994 with a Marble Madness cab converted to JAMMA with a Magic Sword PCB in it. Bought it at a yard sale for $100. Ah, the memories.

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Re: Did you start with a cab or a Supergun?

Post by Shady994 » September 13th, 2008, 7:52 pm

Supergun for me. I only got into collecting arcade games a couple of months ago and a cab is a fairly big space/financial investment at this stage. I'd love an AWSD though! I have an MV-2F and a MV-1F (bought faulty and repaired), and another 2 faulty MV-2Fs on their way to me. Being technically inclined, it was quite easy to knock up a supergun with bits scrounged from work!

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Re: Did you start with a cab or a Supergun?

Post by Jan » September 13th, 2008, 8:34 pm

supergun here.

i bought it with Street Fighter 2 Rainbow Edition and Gunforce in 1993 or 1994 for an insane amount of money.

i had the big Bonus that my Dad liked Street Fighter 2 too , so he supported me :D

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Re: Did you start with a cab or a Supergun?

Post by Alec » September 14th, 2008, 12:38 pm

Started with a big red Neo Geo 4 slot machine back in 03 or 04. Went on from there. Never actually owned or played a supergun.

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Re: Did you start with a cab or a Supergun?

Post by John James Pacinelli » September 15th, 2008, 4:44 am

Neo_Arcadia wrote:i had the big Bonus that my Dad liked Street Fighter 2 too , so he supported me :D
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Re: Did you start with a cab or a Supergun?

Post by dj_johnnyg » September 15th, 2008, 11:19 pm

Bought my 1st woody in 2003, and fully refurb'd it.

Since then I've built numerous SGs, mainly so I could play stuff on the 43" telly in the lounge, but since I mainly used Naomi on it, I just hooked that up instead.
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Re: Did you start with a cab or a Supergun?

Post by deadpixels » September 16th, 2008, 12:13 pm

Started with a cab here. Superguns have never really interested me much as I feel the arcade experience is best standing shoulder just like the old days.

My first cab was a Neo Geo 4 slot revision 3.

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Re: Did you start with a cab or a Supergun?

Post by mufunyo » September 16th, 2008, 12:50 pm

Still on a supergun for me. I have grand plans though to build my own cabinet as I have severe space constraints that only allow for a 21" or smaller cab, and all the nice candies are 25" and 29", which is too big.
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Re: Did you start with a cab or a Supergun?

Post by Bigsasquatch » September 16th, 2008, 7:17 pm

AES - > Supergun - > Cab - > many cabs 8-)

BTW why is a Supergun called a Supergun ?

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Re: Did you start with a cab or a Supergun?

Post by kernow » September 16th, 2008, 7:23 pm

I think that was a name for one of the first japanese ones, and it just stuck.
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Re: Did you start with a cab or a Supergun?

Post by dj_johnnyg » September 17th, 2008, 10:55 pm

chubsta wrote:
BigBattle wrote: I bought it before I found out about making it yourself.
Are they easy to make? i love messing with stuff and fancy giving it a go - what guide did you see that made you think it could be done at home?
Superguns are a piece of the proverbial to make, especially in the Euro Zone, since we have SCART.

Just grab a JAMMA Connector & the JAMMA pinout.

Get 2 15-pin D connectors for the controllers & wire them up to the JAMMA edge in whatever pinout you want (although I use the Neo-Geo pinout just incase I ever get some neo sticks)

Wire a SCART connector to the Video out pins of the JAMMA edge (use +5v through a 100 ohm resistor on the blanking pin of the SCART)

Wire the 2 sound pins to a speaker

Wire in a PSU to the Power section of the JAMMA edge.

Finally add a couple of buttons for Service, Test & Coin & bob's your mothers brother.

When I get back home I'll make a cheap & simple one from scratch & do a full write up on it. Hell I may even give the final product away as a prize of some sort.
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Re: Did you start with a cab or a Supergun?

Post by Mr-Megalo » September 18th, 2008, 12:34 am

3 button woody cab with 2 WWF games and Final Fight 93/94

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