Thursday, April 10, 2008

Coin door cut-out

This evening I cut the hole for the coin door with the jigsaw. It went pretty easy. Except, while the hole is perfectly centered, the coin door is 1.5 cm off-center due to the coin door frame itself. Hadn't thought about that before cutting. But who cares. It looks nice! Even though it isn't an original Nintendo coin door. Which bothers me just a little :)

Got my monitor repaired last week. No more hourglass special effect! While running in 800 x 600 resolution (Windows) everything is perfect. In 640 x 480 or something however (prior to Windows, eg. the bootscreen and bios), it's still crooked.. hmmm.. Can't be bothered by it any longer. Those screens flash by quick anyway. As long as all the emulation resolution are fine, it's ok.

Updating my roms to the lastest Mame .024 version. And check it out! No curves left and right! :)

Adjusted my newly ordered coin mechs to 20 Euro cent by the way! After a lot of searching I came across a website which explained it quite well. All we did (rough adjustment for now) was bent the cradle (no. 12 in the illustration) so it accepted 20 Euro cent coins. I did take some photo's of the adjusted mech but those came out very unclear. So, sorry no pics.

And I stripped my computer. Looks a lot cleaner than it did in the old ugly case. I mounted one of my newly aquired 4- 8-way Donkey Kong replica joysticks on my test-panel, looks great. Really close to the original. And plays fine, albeit a little firmer and less precise in diagonals than the Happs competition ones.

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