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Reviews of ArcadeSD multiboard?
« on: July 10, 2018, 08:45:47 AM »
Reviews of ArcadeSD multiboard?
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Re: Reviews of ArcadeSD multiboard?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 11:06:27 AM »
I have one.. no complaints.

Typical multi in that its tough to design a control panel that will cover everything so you have to kinda of pick your battles games wise and do the panel around that.

Its a bit pricy but its the best thing out there if you dont want to hassle with MAME

Took me 15 minutes to get running in a pacman when i did it

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Re: Reviews of ArcadeSD multiboard?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2018, 11:44:17 AM »
I'm considering one for the bar in my cocktail, I hate the interface on the 60-1.
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Re: Reviews of ArcadeSD multiboard?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 11:58:55 AM »
its by far the best, 60n1(s) are only good for testing a cabinet... otherwise they should be used for door stops.
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Re: Reviews of ArcadeSD multiboard?
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 12:05:11 PM »
The 60-in-1s are horrible.

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Re: Reviews of ArcadeSD multiboard?
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2018, 12:09:53 PM »
Rats.

 I have one that you can use and see if you like it enough to buy one.
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Re: Reviews of ArcadeSD multiboard?
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 12:36:24 PM »
Rats.

 I have one that you can use and see if you like it enough to buy one.

That would be great.
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Re: Reviews of ArcadeSD multiboard?
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2018, 12:37:14 PM »
yah 60-1 sucks

only good thing I can say about it is it has a button to invert the video.

On the arcadeSD if you put it in a DK cab video will be upside down unless you flip the yoke or whatever.

Weird that the cheap board has an invert video button and the expensive one doesnt but is what it is.

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Re: Reviews of ArcadeSD multiboard?
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2018, 01:24:21 PM »
the 60 in 1s are fine for their cost. such hate...lol. although there are probably 20 versions of said board, no idea if happy fish is worse than coin-op memory lane...

some games have issues. but none bad enough i would door-stop them.  :)
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Re: Reviews of ArcadeSD multiboard?
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2018, 01:54:55 PM »
Here's a pretty good, but old review of the ArcadeSD:

http://www.villagebbs.com/forum/index.php?topic=11452.0

Maybe DarrenF can chime in with an update? (Although it looks like he hasn't logged in here in almost 2 years.)
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Re: Reviews of ArcadeSD multiboard?
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2018, 06:18:51 AM »
the 60 in 1s are fine for their cost. such hate...lol. although there are probably 20 versions of said board, no idea if happy fish is worse than coin-op memory lane...

some games have issues. but none bad enough i would door-stop them.  :)
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Re: Reviews of ArcadeSD multiboard?
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2018, 10:04:29 AM »
That would be great.

I'll try to get it to you this weekend.
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Re: Reviews of ArcadeSD multiboard?
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2018, 02:13:06 PM »
I had one, sold it.  Got an RPiCade and have not missed the ArcadeSD.  Don't get me wrong its an awesome multiboard, WAAAAAAAYY better than a 60-in-1, but i like the customization of the RpiCade better.  They now have an ArcadeSD theme as well.
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Re: Reviews of ArcadeSD multiboard?
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2018, 03:08:16 PM »
how does the rPiCade handle being turned on/off/on/off without shutting down? how is the lag after being on for 8+ hours?
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Re: Reviews of ArcadeSD multiboard?
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2018, 03:26:01 PM »
We've done a few Raspberry Pi Machines for people and no complaints about it so far.. it doesn't seem to care about being turned off or running too long.