Nintendo cabs... restore or convert?

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Nintendo cabs... restore or convert?

Postby Sparky » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:03 pm

Hey guys,

I was curious as to what may be prople's opinions on this. I have the following cabs:

1- Nintendo dual-monitor Playchoice 10. Fair condition, but empty. No control panel or monitors. I have the cab and the glass.

2- Nintendo single-monitor Playchoice 10. Decent condition, converted to jamma. Complete but needs new art, and a board.

3- Nintendo redtent. Empty but good condition.

I wanted to know what you would do with them. My obvious one is to mame-out the redtent. It is perfect for that, with the capacity to play 4-players comfortably. All I need to do is install 2 LCD monitors, wire it, and slap in a computer. All parts I already have.

The Playchoice 10 single monitor... I could restore it. But... PC10 boards are pricey. So... put in an NES? Mame it too with just Nintendo games? Convert it? This is the one I am stuck on...

The Playchoice 10 dual-monitor is empty, so to restore it would be completely insane. But... mame it? One crazy-ass idea I have is to slap in a 37" LCD vertically and create a virtual pin with it. Kinda perfect for it in a sense.

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Re: Nintendo cabs... restore or convert?

Postby WARLOCK » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:07 pm

Put LCD's and games in them. Mame them all.
I am not big on the vertical virtual pin though.

You know I have the Scorpion cab. you sold me for that still.
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Postby Sparky » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:16 pm

WARLOCK wrote:Put LCD's and games in them. Mame them all.
I am not big on the vertical virtual pin though.

You know I have the Scorpion cab. you sold me for that still.
It is at Bluffs (as you know) and waiting for that when we are ready.


Why have 1 mame when you can have 3... LOL I like your style.

Oh, I did forget to mention that the dual-monitor still has the marquee on it.

A Buddy wants the single-monitor and wants me to convert it to a Nokitomi game... LOL
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Re: Nintendo cabs... restore or convert?

Postby Chris Silver » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:14 am

If it can be restored to original and has a market then go for it. If not, do what works for you or what would be sold and enjoyed by someone else for a realistic price.
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Postby Sparky » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:22 am

Chris Silver wrote:If it can be restored to original and has a market then go for it. If not, do what works for you or what would be sold and enjoyed by someone else for a realistic price.


Not really. Although PC10's are cool, they don't go for much more than 6-700$ restored. It would cost me more just to get 2 nice monitors. I have an idea what to do...
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Postby Chris Silver » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:05 am

Sparky wrote:
Chris Silver wrote:If it can be restored to original and has a market then go for it. If not, do what works for you or what would be sold and enjoyed by someone else for a realistic price.


Not really. Although PC10's are cool, they don't go for much more than 6-700$ restored. It would cost me more just to get 2 nice monitors. I have an idea what to do...


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Re: Nintendo cabs... restore or convert?

Postby Mrhide » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:18 am

si yé jamma, sell it as is !
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Re: Nintendo cabs... restore or convert?

Postby Coitusmysterioso » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:36 am

In Toronto all 3 of those are in high demand and usually bring good money when complete. I'm sure a collector would be looking for them.

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Re: Nintendo cabs... restore or convert?

Postby b1buwg97 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:42 am

Sparky wrote:Hey guys,

I was curious as to what may be prople's opinions on this. I have the following cabs:

1- Nintendo dual-monitor Playchoice 10. Fair condition, but empty. No control panel or monitors. I have the cab and the glass.

2- Nintendo single-monitor Playchoice 10. Decent condition, converted to jamma. Complete but needs new art, and a board.

3- Nintendo redtent. Empty but good condition.

I wanted to know what you would do with them. My obvious one is to mame-out the redtent. It is perfect for that, with the capacity to play 4-players comfortably. All I need to do is install 2 LCD monitors, wire it, and slap in a computer. All parts I already have.

The Playchoice 10 single monitor... I could restore it. But... PC10 boards are pricey. So... put in an NES? Mame it too with just Nintendo games? Convert it? This is the one I am stuck on...

The Playchoice 10 dual-monitor is empty, so to restore it would be completely insane. But... mame it? One crazy-ass idea I have is to slap in a 37" LCD vertically and create a virtual pin with it. Kinda perfect for it in a sense.

Opinions?


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Re: Nintendo cabs... restore or convert?

Postby shovelhed » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:28 pm

I'd love a red tent. Monitors are tough to get for them, though. I'd trade you a working Ms Pac cocktail restored and beautiful and working with a 60 in 1 for it. Think of the work you'll save :)

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Postby Sparky » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:42 pm

None are for sale (other than the single-monitor promised to someone), and under NO circumstances are any getting junked. Never.
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Postby Sparky » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:44 pm

shovelhed wrote:I'd love a red tent. Monitors are tough to get for them, though. I'd trade you a working Ms Pac cocktail restored and beautiful and working with a 60 in 1 for it.


No thanks. Not really interested in a Namco cocktail. I have 2 kits I have had for 5 years that have yet to be assembled.
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Postby shovelhed » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:48 pm

Sparky wrote:
shovelhed wrote:I'd love a red tent. Monitors are tough to get for them, though. I'd trade you a working Ms Pac cocktail restored and beautiful and working with a 60 in 1 for it.


No thanks. Not really interested in a Namco cocktail. I have 2 kits I have had for 5 years that have yet to be assembled.

Worth a shot! :)

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Postby Godfather » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:59 am

I am more of a preservationist myself. If youre willing to put in the work then make a cabinet from scratch. I wouldnt allow the Nintendo cabs to give their lives to be a MAME. Personal preference.

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Postby hyann » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:34 pm

Do you really want to mame another redtent?


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Postby Sparky » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:55 pm

hyann wrote:
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Postby Sparky » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:55 am

Godfather wrote:I am more of a preservationist myself. If youre willing to put in the work then make a cabinet from scratch. I wouldnt allow the Nintendo cabs to give their lives to be a MAME. Personal preference.


Well, I am in the process of selling at least one of the cabs.

As for preservation, I am all for it but it depends on what game it is. You have to take into account value and rarity.

If it is a Ms.Pacman cab, honestly, who cares. They made over 100000 of them, and most Namco cabs are the same design, just a different color. But if you are talking about a Tron or any rare vector game, sure, preservation is key.

Then there is value, which is the case here. A Nintendo red tent, as much as it is a bit rare (but not that much), keep in mind that these will never fetch a high value. The games were meant to be interchangeable, and no one will pay top dollar for a VS Tennis or Mach Rider. All the games are NES-based games with a more difficult setting. All in all, the game was meant to be a multi-game. So... why not upgrade it.

As for MAME-ing it, other than using LCD screens, the appearance will not change at all. I won't modify the control panels or add anything. I can't envision spending crazy money over making it as new again, as it would cost a fortune. 2 monitors, the monitor interconnect board (which is rare as shit to find one working), the PCB and games... it would add up like crazy.

So I am not really converting it.... I am upgrading it. It will play all the classics, and I will also throw in all the NES games for fun.
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Postby Godfather » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:22 pm

Sparky wrote:
Godfather wrote:I am more of a preservationist myself. If youre willing to put in the work then make a cabinet from scratch. I wouldnt allow the Nintendo cabs to give their lives to be a MAME. Personal preference.


Well, I am in the process of selling at least one of the cabs.

As for preservation, I am all for it but it depends on what game it is. You have to take into account value and rarity.

If it is a Ms.Pacman cab, honestly, who cares. They made over 100000 of them, and most Namco cabs are the same design, just a different color. But if you are talking about a Tron or any rare vector game, sure, preservation is key.

Then there is value, which is the case here. A Nintendo red tent, as much as it is a bit rare (but not that much), keep in mind that these will never fetch a high value. The games were meant to be interchangeable, and no one will pay top dollar for a VS Tennis or Mach Rider. All the games are NES-based games with a more difficult setting. All in all, the game was meant to be a multi-game. So... why not upgrade it.

As for MAME-ing it, other than using LCD screens, the appearance will not change at all. I won't modify the control panels or add anything. I can't envision spending crazy money over making it as new again, as it would cost a fortune. 2 monitors, the monitor interconnect board (which is rare as shit to find one working), the PCB and games... it would add up like crazy.

So I am not really converting it.... I am upgrading it. It will play all the classics, and I will also throw in all the NES games for fun.

what you selling? 8-)

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Re: Nintendo cabs... restore or convert?

Postby Sparky » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:52 pm

Godfather wrote:what you selling? 8-)


Both Playchoice cabs are spoken for right now. Nothing else for sale. I HATE to sell anything. I rather put a machine on the street corner and let the dumpster divers have at it. LOL
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