ALDI arcade cabinets

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  1. Vanne

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    I recon , after seeing it in the flesh and touching the controls a bit, these would be absolutely perfect for my kids.. 6 and 7.. perfect height for em too.. looking now to find one in Sydney, but not having much luck at 299..
     
  2. qwertylesh

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    i picked one up today for $249! (street fighter type) i'm stoked, 50 percent off original price.

    theirs one left for $249 at sanctuary lakes shopping center aldi (melb)

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  3. Vanne

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    Being stuck OS sometimes sucks ass..
     
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    Carrum Downs had a few Street Fighters for $299 this afternoon
     
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  6. power

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    #hacktheplanet
     
  7. flain

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    The USB pads that you solder on to is right at the edge of the board too so the guy who posted the Reddit thread is looking at a clip on or other option for people who don't want to solder :)
     
  8. qwertylesh

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    so the SF2 version isnt mame, so its less hackable than the earlier models that ran mame
     
  9. flain

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    I don't think it'll be long before someone is running MAME on it again, the original MAME config files are apparently still on the filesystem. Now that Linux is accessible and there is serial access to get data in/out.
     
  10. elvis

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    Anyone know what the emulator is? Kawaks? Final Burn Alpha? Something else entirely?
     
  11. qwertylesh

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    The links above just say its a commercial one (could be proprietary)


    I hope you're right flain
     
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  12. flain

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    It's a commercial emulator called "MOO"

    Stolen from the reddit thread:
    Looking at the folder structure it looks like it's using mplayer to play avi files for the game select screens :)
     
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  13. Vanne

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    hopefully have a Sydney trip in Jan, and fracking hopefully there will be some left at Aldi's in Jan... sigh...

    Wish I could have sorted this for Christmas, what a crackin xmas pressies from Santa that would have been.
     
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    I honestly wonder if these guys ever played arcade machines back in the day.
     
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    Nostalgia's a hell of a drug.
     
  16. matz

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    Which one are you after, I saw quite a few at my local Aldi a couple of weeks back. I'm happy to check again and if they have what your after grab it for you.
     
  17. Vanne

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    cool, that might work.. 6 pack for your trouble too :D
    id prefer the Galaga one :D, failing that the final fight one :D would you be cool with paypal? how much were they where you are? not too fussy actually, and hey, bloody nice of you to offer mate :D
     
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  18. Phido

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    Really torn up about maybe getting one of these.. Have a 5 year old and 3 year old. They love playing retro stuff on the tablets, a cab would be awesome, wife is less sure.
     
  19. elvis

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    If you're handy on the tools, a bartop cabinet is great for kids, and easier to get WAF* for.

    * Wife Approval Factor
     
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    This.. I went to my sons graduation the other day, and in the games room they had a tabletop arcade, which quickly became the most important thing in the room to be near for the fathers. It just looked fun. I guess I will look into this.
     
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