Creating Top Tier Arcade Version 1.5 (Ongoing Series)

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Creating Top Tier Arcade Version 1.5 (Ongoing Series)

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Creating Top Tier Arcade Version 1.5 Part 1: Floor Plan Ideas

It has begun…The upgrade to Top Tier Arcade Version 1.5! With all 22 games in the garage, my wife Mary and I converse over the floor plans in the basement and ideas on which games will go where. Plus, Doug stops by to help me move the 7 pinball machines from the garage to the basement using the “ramp” I made.

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Creating Top Tier Arcade Version 1.5 Part 2: Arranging 20 games in the basement


Things are starting to come together, nicely. Poor Doug comes back to the house to help me take down the arcade machines to the basement. Can you guess which game was the hardest to take down? We were surprised, too!


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Creating Top Tier Arcade Version 1.5 Part 3: Pinballs get legs, games turn on...

In this video, we’re not f*****g around! I put the legs on all pinball machines, rearrange a few games and turn on 20 games in the basement but leave the 2 in the garage. Let’s see what games actually turn on and work…

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Your partner is very patient!
Also I LOLed when you opened with having smoked a fat joint. Wonderful if that's motivating for you, but if I have any thc I am basically stuck on my chair eating snacks and watching YouTube videos about people setting up arcades.

When you setup like that and so many machines are OOO does that ever get you down or do you just keep the enthusiasm going and tackle everything systematically?
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cait001 wrote: Mon Oct 30, 2023 7:14 am Your partner is very patient!
Also I LOLed when you opened with having smoked a fat joint. Wonderful if that's motivating for you, but if I have any thc I am basically stuck on my chair eating snacks and watching YouTube videos about people setting up arcades.

When you setup like that and so many machines are OOO does that ever get you down or do you just keep the enthusiasm going and tackle everything systematically?
Do you have a top 10 task list of priorities to attend to now?
HAHA! Long story short, I am new to smoking marajuana and the benefits have been life-changing. Without it, I wouldn't have bought this house and moved forward with my personal goals. Sativa makes me power through and always keep positive, Indica, makes me more hungry and emotional, I find. Both DO NOT make me lazy, I'm the opposite.

Games being down are annoying but part of the hobby. Something is always needing tinckering or fixing. I take each game one at a time and look for options to fix or ask for help from friends of mine if need be.

Yes, my wife is a saint and I'm very greatful to have her support. I will be creating a "list" of what is wrong and what I may need to fix it. There's a lot to do but I am looking forward to getting them all working. Only thing is now...Do I have enough Amps in the basement to power them all on at the same time??? This will be the next big step.

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Creating Top Tier Arcade Version 1.5 Part 4: TV gets mounted + 3 games fixed!

We are making great progression! The basement gets a TV mounted, Mortal Kombat 2 gets picture, Street Fighter 2: Champion Edition gets sound and Double Dragon turns on!

Plus, a quick peak at my new upstairs TV and what plans I have for a new set of video series coming in the near future.

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That tv wall is pretty nice !
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Azatotht wrote: Mon Dec 18, 2023 9:56 am That tv wall is pretty nice !
Thanks man! Lol, one big reason we bought the house. It turned out really great. Installer was a pro and knew his shit.
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Creating Top Tier Arcade Version 1.5 Part 5: Mortal Kombat, Killer Instinct 1 & 2 WORKING!!!

Yeees!!! In this great video, we get Mortal Kombat, Killer Instinct 1 & 2 WORKING! I open the games up, check power supplies and swap Eprom chips and turn the games on for the first time in 7 years...Plus, fun stories about the games being in the movie IT Chapter 2 (2019).

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Let's Goooooo! We get Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike working!!! Doug stops by and helps diagnose what's wrong with Robo-War and fixes it and also, fixes my gas fireplace, lol!!! Check out how we did it, as we inch closer to get all the games working....

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ALL BASEMENT GAMES WORKING!!! Part 7: Creating Top Tier Arcade Version 1.5

We did it! ALL BASEMENT GAMES WORKING!!! Super Sprint comes back to life! Monitors get adjusted, games are cleaned and moved into position. Let's turn them all on and see if we have enough amperage to hold. Fingers crossed…


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