Ho hm, another noob!

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  1. AbbyNormal
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    Hi all!

    I'm Abby, I've been gaming most of my life. I took a break after about the SuperNES, and didn't really get back into it again until about 10 years ago. Through all that time my first love was and still is pinball. I collect pinball machines and classic arcade games, my house is pretty much an arcade.

    I play all kinds of games, right now I'm mostly bouncing between Zelda: Spirit Tracks and GTA Chinatown.

    I'm messing around with what I am pretty sure is a counterfeit M3i Zero, the official firmware doesn't work at all. I have gotten it working, but it's a little buggy, and in french. :-) I have an offical one on the way, but I like a challenge. Sometime I think I enjoy fighting with the issues and making things work more than actually playing the games!

    I'm hoping to find some of answers to some of the issues I'm having here, looks like I have a lot of reading to do! I'll try not to ask too many dumb questions! :-)
     


  2. Narayan

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    welcome.
     
  3. omatic

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    Hi AbbyNormal, welcome. Think of asking dumb questions as taking initiative, because someone is going to ask them eventually anyway.

    Seriously though, I'm confident you'll find the help you need here when it comes to your M3i, as well as other specialty devices.
     
  4. AbbyNormal
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    Thanks a lot! I'm pretty sure I'll find what I need here.

    I just switching from a DS lite to the DSi, so of course my old M3 doesn't work with it. And it looks like a lot has changed since I bought my first one! It looks like you can do so much more, it's pretty exciting. I think when I get the real card think may work better!

    And right now I work graveyard, so I have a lot of time to read and play around. Speaking of, it's about time to go to work!

    Thanks for the warm welcome!
     
  5. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    I demand pictures of your arcade house right now!


    Welcome btw [​IMG]
     
  6. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    OMG OMG OMG!!! A GAMER GIRL!!!

    No, I'm just joking. Welcome, abby, and feel free to ask any questions, just be sure to use the search function first. And don't feed the trolls. have fun!
     
  7. AbbyNormal
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    These do?

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    Soory they are crappy cell phone pics.
     
  8. AbbyNormal
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    Yeah, but I figure the fact that I'm old enough to be most of these kids mother might temper that a bit! :-)
     
  9. 3DS

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    that dosent sound good

    and i was wondering do you pay $1 to play on the machines you own.
     
  10. AbbyNormal
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    I'm 38, not a grandmother or anything! But older than most folks on these sort of boards.

    Right now all the games are free. I was thinking about switching them to tokens because I think it would be neat to have my own custom ones made up, and it would make a cool souvenir of a visit to my house.
     
  11. Sir-Fritz

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    If you collect pinball machines then I assume you have the addams family? (the most popular one)
     
  12. bazamuffin

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    Lol, kinda feel the same here. Im 35 so don't sweat it.

    I bet you're not single either? You is a RARE commodity my girl, loving games AND having Pinballs and Arcade machines in your house? Nice!!
     
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    Not yet, but I may be getting one soon. I know a guy who has one that has some pretty severe fire damage, so I should be able to get it cheap.

    I mostly buy broken machines and fix them up. It's more fun to me. And it makes it more affordable.
     
  14. AbbyNormal
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    Nice to know I'm not the only older person here. And no, I am not single. He's actually the one who got me collecting games, before I met him I thought it would be neat to have a pinball machine, now he has to restrain me from getting rid of the sofa to make room for more games!
     
  15. bazamuffin

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    Hahaha, find that quite amusing that it appears your love of games/pinballs has kinda overtaken his!!
     
  16. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    Wow, those are so awesome o.o

    I always hoped to come across even 1 of those arcade machine's for in my home. (seen one at some game store, but it's 950euro's, is that expensive for those machines? I'm not spending that amount of money on it tho) But you have a room full of it o.o

    Awesome [​IMG]
     
  17. AbbyNormal
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    I don't know what the market is like in Europe, but in the US the video games go pretty cheap. Pinball machines, from what I understand are expensive over there. But from what I read on the news groups there are collectors all over.

    It really depends on the game, and the condition it's in. I buy a lot of mine at auctions, and often buy beat up or broken games. With the exception of a few games, most vids can be had for under $600 working.

    Right now we are building a multicade as a gift for some friends. I bought an old "Blood Brothers" (working but with a bad monitor)at an auction for $37. Sold the boards on ebay for $10. Replaced the monitor with one from an old computer monitor I found in the trash.

    So if you don't include all the labor (which is weeks of hard work) the whole think is going to end up costing under $200 for a custom mame machine with around 2000 games.

    If it's something you really want to get into there are a lot of great websites and newsgroups that will help get you started. But I warn you, it's addictive.
     
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  19. TwinRetro

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    If you're ever in Las Vegas, maybe I could show you the Pinball Hall of Fame. it's awesome. It's me and the wife's favorite place to hang out.
     
  20. iFish

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    If you're lazy, isn't what you did more work than just copy/pasting it without the quote and "I am lazy today"?



    Anyway. welcome to the 'Temp.
    Hope you love it here as much as I do.

    You seem to be quite the cool person to know.
    All those pinball machines....Awesome!

    Do you have like a "pinball room" or just have them scattered 'round the house?

    Also, do you have any game consoles besides your DS.

    Enjoy your time here.
    ~iFish