thorwor timeline RSSthorwor timeline RSS2020-08-02T07:08:49+0000<![CDATA[thorwor added 26 new photos to album]]>2020-08-02T07:08:49+0000<![CDATA[thorwor commented on a group]]>My next project will likely be a bartop as well... a little advice... Try using Recalbox instead. I started out with Retropie but had trouble getting a trackball working.../ swtiched to recalbox and never had an issue. The only glitch is that the gun and the trackball won't work at the same time and the gun always takes priority. I solved this by getting a cheap USB hub with switched outlets. I simply open the coin door, switch off the gun and turn on the trackball. No need to power off... works like plug & play. I have 2 raspberry pis in my cabinet (one is a Linux desktop). The screen is a 24" smart TV, so you can switch between inputs to select the mode. Keep us posted as to your progress on the bartop... -Thorwor

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2020-05-07T23:34:10+0000
<![CDATA[thorwor commented on a group]]>Hmmm... depends on what you're asking... I'm no expert by far but I'll help if I can. Not all of my games are working either. Two things I've learned: Some roms are just bad dumps while others need the correct bios to work. Games that worked on my PC emu (e.g. Golgo 13) won't run on my cabinet (which is Raspberry Pi based running Recalbox). Another issue that perplexes me is the Fighting Layer rom. It ran fine on my windows based emulator, but only displays at half-screen with serious lag issues on my cab. You might want to appeal to all the members here on the main forum concerning getting roms to work in order to get the most effective advice. I'm probably the worst one to ask, to be honest. My strengths lie more in the actual cabinet building and design (i.e. pocket-screw construction, keyed power switches, quick-change marquee systems, custom lighting etc.)

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2020-03-08T04:46:52+0000
<![CDATA[thorwor added new photo]]>2019-12-24T06:38:16+0000<![CDATA[thorwor commented on a group]]>Bummer... I was hoping to see some more innovative cab builders joining the discussion here. I've seen countless vids of folks buying those Arcade 1ups then 'upgrading' them... reminds me of that old saying 'like pouring perfume on a pig'. In fact, checking one out at the local Wal-Mart made me certain that building my own machine was the way to go. First off, it's like three feet tall, and when I grabbed the joystick, the ball fell off... not a good sign. If you're willing to spend $300 bucks on one, consider that it only costs a little bit more to go first class! I've had a blast with my custom cab but can't seem to stop thinking of ways to improve it. Most recently, I've added an (Aimtrak) recoil gun and plan to get another one for 2 player action. Loads of fun! Ultimarc also offers a 4/8 way stick that has a powered switch to change it on the fly. I'm now thinking about trying to adapt one to my tankstick. C'mon guys (and gals too)... get busy on your machines and post those photos for fellow Retrorommers to enjoy!

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2019-10-16T05:10:50+0000