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My Dream Come True... - January 10, '00 by JoseQ
If you're like me, you've dreamed your whole life about having the sounds of your favorite arcade game of all time, coming out of a real size Arcade Cabinet located inside your home. While emulators come close at delivering this feeling, and arcade controllers like HanaHo's Hot Rod may take you closer, nothing can deliver on the full-blown arcade lover's experience of playing it on your own cabinet. HanaHo without a doubt has been fulfilling dreams for many, many fans.
HanaHo has been in the arcade cabinet business for years. If you visit your local arcade, chances are you have had your hands on HanaHo equipment. Games like Capcom's Spawn, Marvel vs. Capcom and others have lived in housing provided by HanaHo. Not until recently, was there an Arcade Cabinet builder willing to take the experience one step further, and into the homes. Enter the Arcade PC Mini and Arcade PC cabinet lines.
The Arcade PC Mini was designed to be an affordable cabinet destined for the home. With it's Hot Rod controller connectable to a PC via it's Keyboard port, the Arcade experience was finally available for any takers willing to make their dreams come true. For some avid fans that really wanted the full size thing, the Arcade PC was destined for them. Wearing a 27 inch monitor, this beauty was quite attractive. However, I had to go bigger and looking at their product lines I found the A33, a cabinet built for games that gather crowds around them. A screen so big that you have to step a few feets back so that you could see clearly what was going on. Ahh... Nirvana.

The Arrival:

When this puppy got home, saying I was very happy would be an understatement. My only ounce of unhappiness was knowing that I didn't have enough people to move it inside. The driver was only paid to set it in the garage. The machine was delivered in two skids, the first one with the control panel had a big box all for itself. However, the housing for the monitor part was so tall that we had to push the garage door higher for the box to fit under it. And there it was, sitting on my garage, at 30 degrees Farenheit, and I couldn't do anything with it. Nevertheless, I called a few friends and scheduled a move a few days afterwards. Moving it in was not as big a problem as we thought since it has little wheels. We basically pushed her through the snow filled walkway, and had to lift it only twice to go over the steps and into the house. And it was there, in it's temporary resting place, ready for the PC to go in, and the gaming begin.

Installation:

I must say the HanaHo guys did a great job with the cables and everything you need to get it up and running. A standing platform for the PC was ready, and all the cables for sound, video, controllers were nicely tied up with plenty of flexibility for any PC to be connected in seconds. Knowing the arrival date beforehand, I had prepared a PC just for it with MAME and a good number of games installed. It had a clean Windows install, DirectX 7.0 and MAME32 ready for action.

First Impression:

WOW! That's all I could say while it was booting up. Windows logo looked sharp, and voila' it got to the login prompt. I entered the password and never expected to be so glad to hear the Windows intro music, specially since it really did sound loud and great with the sound system included. We were really blown away.

Would you believe the first game I ever played on it was "Track'n'Field"? I know many people think this is abuse on the machine but one of the friends who helped me move it in just likes to play me on that game so we did. Wow again! The name entering music was really loud and amazing. You could really feel you were playing on an Arcade Cabinet. The controls were as responsive as they could be, and I manage to break a few of the default records as usual.

The Specs:

This A-33 Cabinet was specially designed and it was the first time they built one of these to be an Emulation machine. It came with a 33" Monitor, Hot Rod controller SE panel (of course bigger), great sounding speakers (Sub Included), working coin door and coin box. I mean, this is the real deal. HanaHo is really flexible and works with you towards getting your machine built just the way you like it.

The monitor itself should allow resolutions up to 1024x768 but I haven't been able to get there. Nevertheless 800x600 is enough for all emulated games. Those wondering if games like "The Simpsons" look like their arcade counterparts I can tell you a resounding yes. Does it feel good? Also a big yes.

The speakers packed with the system play sounds as loud as I would want to hear them. The sub included has a powered amplifier for up to 80 watts of power. I must say that it is more than enough for the average house. Everyone agreed I had to turn it lower (except me of course).

The controllers were as responsive as my Hot Rod. You can read that ReView here. MAME uses a different key configuration by default now, but nothing that couldn't be fixed by a visit to the "Setup Keys" dialog. I even managed to break my own personal records at "Track'n'Field".

The Games:

So you may be wondering what kind of games are good to play on this baby. Are you kidding? All of them! I'm even plugging my dreamcast and playing with pads here. I'm still trying to find the VGA box with the pass through port.

I've played Arcade games, A2600, NES, SNES, SMS, Genesis on it and they look great. Now I've found that video support on the Genesis end is still not great on any of the emus I tried. However, I recommend ZSNES for your SNES ventures on HanaHo cabinets, that's as close as you will get. I didn't think it would be so neat to play console games on an Arcade cabinet but it is. And your friends will like it too.

The Pros:

Well I know the whole thing up until now has looked incredibly good. Well what else is good. For most people, 4 Player gauntlet was impossible; the same for TMNT, The Simpsons, X-Men and many other games with more than two players; not anymore. Since this baby is so big, you can ask for Gauntlet style controllers (4 sticks, 2 buttons each) instead of the Street Fighter style setup I asked for. Then again, you can ask for the SF style, and plug in a pair of Sidewinders to the PC and have your extra two friends play with pads and they will be free to move about. I haven't tried that yet, but I'm sure it would be killer, and impossible on anything less than an Arcade PC.

The Cons:

Some people give a lot of importance to Spinners and Trackballs. While games like Tempest, Arkanoid and Marble Madness are sure as hell fun to play, they're the very slight minority. I personally wouldn't like a ball permanently sticking out of my panel knowing that I would use it on very scarce occassions. The same goes for a spinner. I like my panels nice, simple and clean. I can always add those later, and just set them on top of the panel while I'm playing. No biggie.

Other than that easily solvable nuances, I really can't think of anything not good to say about my cabinet.

The Pictures:

Here are a few more pictures of the different features of the cabinet so that you can get a better idea of what it is, what it has, the size, and other stuff:

  • The Controllers with a few things like a Microsoft Natural Elite and a Microsoft Mouse for some size perspective.
  • Almost The Full Cabinet from the left playing Double Dragon. That door to the right is seven foot (2.13 meters) tall.
  • The inside of the monitor base where the PC is located. You can also see the power supply, power outlets, sub-woofer. I chose a Sony VAIO P3-450 I found cheap at onsale.com some time ago.
  • Full Frontal View of the cabinet, including the coin doors.
  • Frontal View of the inside opened up.
  • The Marquee at the top with the Arcade PC Logo.
  • Another Full View from the left. In this one you can really see the whole monstruous dream.

    The Cost:

    Many people have asked me what HanaHo charges for babies like this if you were to get your own. And here's that info:

  • Arcade PC 33 (33 Inch Monitor) - $4,999.95
  • Arcade PC Deluxe (27 Inch Monitor) - $3,999.95
  • Arcade PC Ultra (19 Inch Monitor) - $2,999.95
    Prices include a computer and 50 games

    So there's plenty of options depending on your budget, desires and space constraints. You can probably fit the Arcade PC Mini anywhere and it is a very nice affordable solution. You would have hours of fun on any of them. I always wanted to have a game room in my house, so I had to go for the beast.

    Build One?:

    Some may think that it is easier to build your own cabinet, instead of purchasing one. While this may be true for the connosieur, I must say it wouldn't be true for me. I would need another millenium to be able to produce something half as high-quality as this cabinet is. And time is so valuable, I would rather have experts build it for me with high quality parts and provide high quality service.

    HanaHo:

    HanaHo is very easy to deal with. They will literally take care of you and your desires. They are incredibly flexible and will guide you the complete way from button and stick layout to marquee colors, tracking information for the delivery and they will even make sure you're happy with it. If you were thinking about getting your cabinet, go for it!

    http://www.HanaHo.Com.

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  • Add Your Comments

    Name: John Smith Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - (14:51)
    Subject: Question!!
    From: aca42860.ipt.aol.com
    Hello Jose Q! First of all congratulations for such a cool cab, I am a BIG fan of the 33" cabinets, I know that you got it long ago (year 2000?) but I just found your web page, I wanted to ask you, why did you decide to get the HanHo Cab instead of the Dynamo 33" cab? because of the price?? or you did not know about them at the time? I just would like to know, because I would like to buy a cab like yours someday, I and would like to know your opinion and experiences = ). I hope that you can reply my message. THANSK!!!!

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    Name: Greg Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2003 - (19:12)
    Subject: Link to another A33
    From: adsl-65-43-147-210.dsl.bcvloh.ameritech.net
    I just purchased an A33 for $1250 and am in the process of converting it to a MAME cabinet. Here is a link to my project page. http://www.arcadegameover.com/mameproject.html

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    Name: SSSTRESSS Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2001 - (5:17)
    Subject: GAMES!!????
    From: dsl081-033-193.lax1.dsl.speakeasy.net
    Where can I find all these Classic Games Like SF2 Turbo, Double Dragon, Gauntlet etc. etc. I heard there's emulators etc. Please respond or email me with any info ssstresss@hotmail.com Also how much is the Cabinet alone... I would like to build my own Gaming PC for it.

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    Name: bobby Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2001 - (15:58)
    Subject: slots
    From: 63.86.112.197
    As soon as my ship comes in, I'll be getting one of these cabinets. It would be nice if they built a trackball into the controller.

    Now here's an idea... a controller panel and decorations to create a 'home slot machine'. My wife loves Masque Slots, especially the Haywire slot machine. With the right top panel and a controller panel that looks like real slot machines, this would be a great option. The controller would have to have mappable keys, as the different simulations all use their own keyboard shortcuts.

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     Name: Posted: Sunday, February 22, 2004 - (15:40)
    Subject: Re: slots
    From: 201.0.244.31
    >As soon as my ship comes in, I'll be getting one of these cabinets. It would be nice if they built a trackball into the controller.
    >
    >Now here's an idea... a controller panel and decorations to create a 'home slot machine'. My wife loves Masque Slots, especially the Haywire slot machine. With the right top panel and a controller panel that looks like real slot machines, this would be a great option. The controller would have to have mappable keys, as the different simulations all use their own keyboard shortcuts.
    >

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    Name: Kurgan Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2001 - (19:59)
    Subject: wow, looks great...
    From: 63.227.69.59
    Now if I just had $3200 lying around and a bigger apartment, lol

    Actually it would be nice if they put an eight button on the street fighter 2 style panels (many CPS2 games actually can use 8 buttons.. the regular six plus the "all three punch" and "all three kick" buttons). But then again, I realize the seventh button is there to emulate the button layout of the Neo Geo cabs.

    Anyway, the ULTIMATE control layout would have four sticks, and give two of them seven buttons, and the other two (perhaps the two in the middle could have the seven button street fighter 2 style layouts) could just have a stick and three buttons each (plus start and coin buttons of course).

    Why? So then you could play four player games like X-Men and have everyone on the panel, but still play one on one fighters with the full SF2 style layout. Of course the gamepad solution is nice, but it isn't the whole arcade feel.

    Now if you REALLY wanted to go extravagent, you could put in six sticks, four with three buttons each (plus coin and start) and then the other two with the seven button layouts. Only thing is there's just one game that would take advantage of this, X-Men (and then a nice dual monitor would be needed, as 6p version of the game isn't emulated properly yet).

    Personally if I had the cash I'd go with the Full Size cab or the AC3, and the pad solution, but it would be nice if something better came out.

    Spinners would be nice, as would programmable buttons. I would probably weld on little metal/plastic baskets to hold dual Act-Labs Lightguns (woot!)

    Yeah, it sounds like I'm being nitpicky, but when you're paying that much for a product that still requires you to have a decent PC inside it, I figure you should get the best stuff possible.

    But congrats to EmuViews for bringing this to our attention, and big kudos to HanaHo, may they continue to bring us many more quality Retro-Gaming products in the future, and the blessings of the fans shower upon them. ; )

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    Name: iylk Posted: Thursday, March 1, 2001 - (5:58)
    Subject: $!@# u dave
    From: 203.168.186.253
    kgjkj

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    Name: Steve| Posted: Thursday, March 1, 2001 - (1:59)
    Subject: Extra joysticks?
    From: 24.4.255.193
    Do you think they'd be able to make one of those deluxe cabinets with one or two extra joysticks/butons for three/four player games?

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     Name: StephenH Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2001 - (1:44)
    Subject: Re: Extra joysticks?
    From: 152.163.207.203
    Yes, they could. You just need to have that custom ordered. Send an e-mail to hanahogame@aol.com for information on what controls you want to see.


    >Do you think they'd be able to make one of those deluxe cabinets with one or two extra joysticks/butons for three/four player games?
    >

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    Name: Lorenzo Posted: Friday, January 14, 2000 - (8:38)
    Subject: electric socket
    I would to buy an ArcadePc, but I live in Italy and here We have a different standard for the socket of electric current. I would to know if Hanaho sell modified ArcadepC for Europe people!!!
    Please answer me!!!

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    Name: MadMax Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2000 - (20:44)
    Subject: self-building
    Wow. That was my first thought. Simply Wow. And then I hobbled over to their website and found that they are only advertising the "small", standard arcade version there. But with pictures of it and with all the photos of your machine, it should be possible to build such a cabinet myself. One thing about the monitor: A good TV with a GFX-board that has an excellent TV-out will probably be still cheaper than the high quality arcade monitor they used. And for the speakers, well, the microsoft Digital Sound system packs quite a punch (I own one myself and installed the sub into my car :-), but for that price they could have used something more powerful. Good overall job though, looks nicely polished and mean.

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    Name: Dave P Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2000 - (17:59)
    Subject: UK Distributor?
    JoseQ, I posted a question yesterday asking if i could get an arcade pc over here in England, any joy with the details of the distributor yet?? thanks again, wicked site by the way!

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     Name: JoseQ Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2000 - (18:38)
    Subject: Re: UK Distributor?
    From: (not JoseQ)
    I was told that they don't have an UK distributor anymore. =(

    JoseQ

    >JoseQ, I posted a question yesterday asking if i could get an arcade pc over here in England, any joy with the details of the distributor yet?? thanks again, wicked site by the way!

    >

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    Name: igor Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2000 - (13:41)
    Subject: suker@ole.com
    ima no vas ha conseguirlo ni de coņa

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    Name: Jub Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2000 - (8:06)
    Subject: Coin Door
    How does the coin doors works?
    Do you need to insert real coin to play or its just decorative?

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     Name: JoseQ Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2000 - (9:01)
    Subject: Re: Coin Door
    From: (not JoseQ)
    They actually work, but there are hidden buttons under the panel to insert coins. =)

    JoseQ

    >How does the coin doors works?

    >Do you need to insert real coin to play or its just decorative?

    >

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     Name: Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2000 - (8:07)
    Subject: Sorry for the second post
    >How does the coin doors works?

    >Do you need to insert real coin to play or its just decorative?

    >

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    Name: Jub Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2000 - (8:06)
    Subject: Coin Door
    How does the coin doors works?
    Do you need to insert real coin to play or its just decorative?

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    Name: DaveLim Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2000 - (2:57)
    Subject: Hanaho games
    I've actually been to the hanaho games warehouse in Cerritos, they run a tight place. The place was filled with arcade pc's when i was there. If I had 3,000 right now...i'd go and buy one. Their products are first rate!

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    Name: Mr Do Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (23:12)
    Subject: Arcade Boards??
    Looks great!

    One quick qns...... can you attatch real arcade boards into it too?

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     Name: JoseQ Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (23:25)
    Subject: Re: Arcade Boards??
    From: (not JoseQ)
    Probably not on mine, but if you ask for a JAMMA
    compatible cabinet, they can build that for you,
    no trouble.

    JoseQ

    >Looks great!

    >

    >One quick qns...... can you attatch real arcade boards into it too?

    >

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    Name: kayman Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (19:15)
    Subject: arcade pc by Hanaho
    I'm an italian guy and i want to buy a simple fantastic arcade cabinet but spedition cost is too high! my question is: When Hanaho products will be officially imported in Italy or in any country of Europe?
    mail me please: kayman@inwind.it

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    Name: Joe_Seeley Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (18:37)
    Subject: Y2K Issue?
    Jose:

    A little off topic but I just noticed that if you follow the above link to your review of the HotRod it lists a date of 2099.

    Just an FYI...

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     Name: JoseQ Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (23:25)
    Subject: Re: Y2K Issue?
    From: (not JoseQ)
    Thanks, I've fixed it. =)

    JoseQ

    >Jose:

    >

    >A little off topic but I just noticed that if you follow the above link to your review of the HotRod it lists a date of 2099.

    >

    >Just an FYI...

    >

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    Name: Joe_Seeley Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (16:29)
    Subject: Wow!
    That's my dream arcard machines all roled into one. Someday... Congrats on getting it! I too would like to know the specs of the PC inside. Also, is it possible to get roller balls and spinners on the control or is it simply the Street Figher or Gauntlet styles you can choose from?

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     Name: JoseQ Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (16:34)
    Subject: Re: Wow!
    From: (not JoseQ)
    Specs on the PC:

    P3-450
    64MBs of RAM
    18GBs HD
    Voodoo 3 3000 Video Card (16MBs)

    It has onboard sound right now, but as soon as my new sound card arrives, my SB16 will go into it for DOS playing since that chipset doesn't like
    DOS MAME =(

    JoseQ

    >That's my dream arcard machines all roled into one. Someday... Congrats on getting it! I too would like to know the specs of the PC inside. Also, is it possible to get roller balls and spinners on the control or is it simply the Street Figher or Gauntlet styles you can choose from?

    >

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    Name: Dave P Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (16:19)
    Subject: I want one!!
    hi, i live in sunny old London, England, how i can i order one of these baby's over here? I used to own a Tatio Chase Hq arcade machine, but imagine the flexiblity of being able to change the game at the press of a button! congrats!!!

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     Name: Harvey L Posted: Friday, June 9, 2000 - (3:34)
    Subject: Re: I want one!!
    >hi, i live in sunny old London, England, how i can i order one of these baby's over here? I used to own a Tatio Chase Hq arcade machine, but imagine the flexiblity of being able to change the game at the press of a button! congrats!!!
    >
    Get one in the UK from http://www.arCAdepc.co.uk/.

    Harvey.

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     Name: JoseQ Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (16:33)
    Subject: Re: I want one!!
    From: (not JoseQ)
    HanaHo has an UK distributor. I'll ask and let you know what the name is.


    JoseQ

    >hi, i live in sunny old London, England, how i can i order one of these baby's over here? I used to own a Tatio Chase Hq arcade machine, but imagine the flexiblity of being able to change the game at the press of a button! congrats!!!

    >

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    Name: ThumB Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (15:48)
    Subject: Pulirula
    Please do yourself a favor and play yourself a game of "Pulirula" form Raine on your new toy for me. To play this game on a screen so large would be and absolute dream!

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    Name: Knark Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (14:47)
    Subject: confusion...
    "While games like Tempest, Arkanoid and Marble Madness are sure as hell fun to play, they're the very slight majority."

    Do you in fact mean minority here?

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     Name: JoseQ Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (15:24)
    Subject: Re: confusion...
    From: (not JoseQ)
    Yes indeed... fixed.

    JoseQ

    >"While games like Tempest, Arkanoid and Marble Madness are sure as hell fun to play, they're the very slight majority."

    >

    >Do you in fact mean minority here?

    >

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    Name: ThumB Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (13:42)
    Subject: RATTS!
    I was hoping it was on the fly. Damn. There goes my opertunity to steal the design.

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    Name: JimJimtheDogBoy Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (13:31)
    Subject: Busting my Bubble
    I just got my HotRod Joystick a few days ago.
    I _was_ perfectly happy with it...
    Thanks alot.

    Seriously I love the HotRod,
    I haven't MAMED so much in a long time.
    My only complaint, which could be my ignorance, some of the games that use 4way sticks don't seem to play well.
    The game in particular is Burgertime, real easy to miss the ladders unless you completely stop, and then push up.


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     Name: daved Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2000 - (22:31)
    Subject: I have the solution
    You can play four way games like pacman, donkey kong, and burgertime with the hotrod joystick. I found out that the joysticks used in the hotrod are from Happ Controls and are both 4/8 way joysticks. It was very easy taking apart my hotrod and converting the one joystick from 8 way to 4 way. Actually I modified the player two joystick to be used as a 4 way joystick. Does it make a big difference? ABSOLUTELY. Games that were meant to be used in 4 directions are much easier to control and more realistic. If you want more info email me
    daved001@home.com

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    Name: dac Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (13:08)
    Subject: Money?
    Where do you get $3000 to buy something like that??

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     Name: JoseQ Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (13:38)
    Subject: Re: Money?
    From: (not JoseQ)
    Well... I'm a Computer Engineer you know...

    JoseQ

    >Where do you get $3000 to buy something like that??

    >

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    Name: Paul Nguyen Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (13:06)
    Subject: Different aspect ratios on 33" monitor?
    Dear JoseQ,

    How do the different aspect ratio/screen sizes of various games look on the 33" monitor? For example, how do games like Double Dragon, Raiden, and Street Fighter 2 look like on the screen? Will it still be cropped, etc? What kind of grade is the monitor?
    I use a 32" monitor myself using my PC's S-video out. It's looks great, but most games only take up a portion of my screen. Do you have any methods to view the game on the entire screen? I've used -stretch and 3x4 pixel enlagement, but it slows down the game a lot (I use a P-II 350Mhz). Thanks for your input JoseQ! And thanks for your time.

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     Name: JoseQ Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (13:37)
    Subject: Re: Different asp... *Thumb read this too*
    From: (not JoseQ)
    Well, this is a 33" SVGA Monitor, you're probably using a TV Tube which has limited resolution.

    My cabinet can go easily up to 800x600, and I'll try again today to achieve 1024x768 like it's supposed to support. I put in a Voodoo 3 card there this afternoon, so it should be easier to handle now since the drivers for this card are much better than what it had (Ati Rage 128).

    This means that all emulated games can be shown there no problem. They wouldn't be cropped, but instead would have black bars on the sides for games like Raiden. Games like Double Dragon, Golden Axe and other side scrollers show on perfect full screen.

    Thumb:

    The vertical/horizontal mounting means that it can be mounted either way depending on what you ask. It cannot be rotated on the fly if that's what you were thinking.

    HanaHo builds these cabinets pretty much to user specifications, so if you ask them to build it with the monitor horizontally, or vertically that's what you'll get. =)

    JoseQ

    >Dear JoseQ,

    >

    >How do the different aspect ratio/screen sizes of various games look on the 33" monitor? For example, how do games like Double Dragon, Raiden, and Street Fighter 2 look like on the screen? Will it still be cropped, etc? What kind of grade is the monitor?

    >I use a 32" monitor myself using my PC's S-video out. It's looks great, but most games only take up a portion of my screen. Do you have any methods to view the game on the entire screen? I've used -stretch and 3x4 pixel enlagement, but it slows down the game a lot (I use a P-II 350Mhz). Thanks for your input JoseQ! And thanks for your time.

    >

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     Name: ThumB Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (13:19)
    Subject: Re: Different aspect ratios on 33
    This is kind of what my question is. I beleive that the monitor itself can be rotated for games such as pacman and galaga but remain horz for DD and Defender and such. It states on the HanaHo's specs site that the cab has vert/horz mounting. I'd like to see some pictures of the mechanics of this.
    >Dear JoseQ,

    >

    >How do the different aspect ratio/screen sizes of various games look on the 33" monitor? For example, how do games like Double Dragon, Raiden, and Street Fighter 2 look like on the screen? Will it still be cropped, etc? What kind of grade is the monitor?

    >I use a 32" monitor myself using my PC's S-video out. It's looks great, but most games only take up a portion of my screen. Do you have any methods to view the game on the entire screen? I've used -stretch and 3x4 pixel enlagement, but it slows down the game a lot (I use a P-II 350Mhz). Thanks for your input JoseQ! And thanks for your time.

    >

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    Name: ThumB Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (12:35)
    Subject: Monitor Mount
    Hey JoseQ! Looks great. Any way you can take some snaps of how exactly
    the VERT/HORZ mounting works?

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    Name: Jon Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (11:07)
    Subject: 3d games
    Do 3d games (impact, ultra hle, pc games, etc) look
    better on the arcade pc then a computer?
    I find than hard to believe given the lower
    resolution.

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     Name: Jon Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (20:50)
    Subject: Would have appreciated......
    If you responded to this. I was thinking about
    getting one myself and was curious how 3d games looked compared to a computer. I know this image is a bit different and wondered if I needed a separate computer for other applications. My apoligizes if this sounded stupid to you.


    >Do 3d games (impact, ultra hle, pc games, etc) look

    >better on the arcade pc then a computer?

    >I find than hard to believe given the lower

    >resolution.

    >

    >

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    Name: reggie Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (10:27)
    Subject: cahoots?
    I am sure the cabinet is sensational
    however there seems to be quite a lot
    of promotion of hanaho (now and in the past) and how wonderful they are ...perhaps you own some shares or they heavily discounted the product?

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     Name: JoseQ Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (10:43)
    Subject: Re: cahoots?
    From: (not JoseQ)
    Well if I could have shares from them I would since they seem to have their minds on the right track and keep building high quality products, but unfortunately they're a privately held company.

    I was very amazed by their product quality since they sent me the beta Hot Rod for testing. Other companies are welcomed to send products for evaluation but thus far, I've only tested HanaHo products even though I've had promises from others.

    That's why you've read a lot of HanaHo stuff on this page even though I've mentioned most of the other companies. They just don't keep me up to date on their developments.

    JoseQ



    >I am sure the cabinet is sensational

    >however there seems to be quite a lot

    >of promotion of hanaho (now and in the past) and how wonderful they are ...perhaps you own some shares or they heavily discounted the product?

    >

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    Name: Leo - ArcadeXcitement.Com Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (8:35)
    Subject: A dream indeed...
    An excellent choice! That 33" is the main reason why I've gotten into this business...it's a true beauty. JoseQ, please email me at lthul@arcadexcitement.com. I've been trying to email you and for some reason they keep getting spit back at me. Thank you,

    Leo Thul
    President,
    ArcadeXcitement.Com

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    Name: LuSiD Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (8:13)
    Subject: Congrats!
    That cabinet looks awesome!
    I hope you can pull yourself away from it long enough to keep the website updated =)


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    Name: Ninja6 Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (2:39)
    Subject: cabinet
    Man that sounds like it rocks i have to get one now just a question what are you running for the pc in the cabinet???

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     Name: Limbs a Flyin' Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (6:49)
    Subject: Re: cabinet
    >Man that sounds like it rocks i have to get one now just a question what are you running for the pc in the cabinet???

    like he said:
    "The inside of the monitor base where the PC is located. You can also see the power supply, power outlets, sub-woofer. I chose a Sony VAIO P3-450 I found cheap at onsale.com some time ago. "

    in case you are still wondering, the PC part is the 'Sony VAIO P3-450'

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    Name: Dude316 Posted: Monday, January 10, 2000 - (2:11)
    Subject: Congrats!
    Hello all and specially Jose Q. Just wanted to congratulate you on your most excellent acquisition! Maybe someday, if I save enough pennies I'll be able to get one myself. =9)

    Game on!

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