Great idea!!! Now that would be something. Along with an internet connection
to download new ROMs! Its always been one of my burining desires to own an
original standup Double Dragon machine. Ah, the memories. They used to get a
fierce hammering, tho. BTW, is there a newsgroup where we can indulge in
gratuitous nostalgia about this kind of thing?
From: John P . Looney [mailto:john at antefacto.com]
Sent: Friday, December 01, 2000 9:40 AM
To: Irish LUG list
Subject: Re: [ILUG] OT-ish: standup arcade games
On Thu, Nov 30, 2000 at 09:03:44PM +0000, kevin lyda mentioned:
> ok, so years ago a co-worker tweaked my interest in arcade games.
> hw was working on setting up his arcade game (astroids) so he could
> query the high score table via a pc and then post it up via the web.
> a fun h/w+s/w project. anyway now that i don't envisage moving again
> i'd like to get one (asteroids, 1942, or afterburner). anyone have
> ideas on where to purchase them in ireland?
Yeah, funny enough. There is a rental/sales place out in bray. I'm sure
they have old ones. I tryed to get in contact with them before, and they
never called back. Call into any arcade in Dublin & ask where they buy
their stuff, or get it repaired. I'm sure they'll have some old stuff.
And give me, and the rest of ILUG a shout when you know what's the story.
The boss has agreed to buy a few machines for the office. (I'm getting too
good at table football :)
When I was in 2nd year in college, I got my first "real money" job. So, I
called into the arcade on Westmoreland st. that I knew had a working,
original sit-in Star Wars machine. Cost 10p a go - that's how old it was.
And I wanted to buy it. I'd £250 in my pocket. And what happened "Oh, that
was broken up & chucked out over a month ago". Aggghhh.
> as an aside, i highly recommend xmame for folks who don't like all those
> new fangled video games (street fighter is new fangled...).
How hard do you reckon it would be to make a cocktail-table shaped box,
with an LCD screen, MAME and a nice big disk of all the roms, with a pair
of joysticks at either side ? That would be soooo cool.
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