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  1. I posted this on my own, BP didn't ask/tell me to say anything. I'm just sick of personal attacks. I understand that the scene is broken, I just want it to be civil. Maybe that is asking too much... You guys can go back to whatever it was you were doing before I interrupted.
  2. My post was a request to stop the personal stuff. The post I was referencing was edited before I completed my response to it. In the end, I think this is whole thing is about playing games and having fun. It shouldn't be personal. I come here now and again to read up on what is happing in the general scene. I like to read fumanchu's news posts and see what else is going on. I appreciate that there are folks here and on other sites continuing to push the boundaries of Emulation on the xBox. I still occasionally use standalone emus but mostly on PC or x360 because xBox 1 is just not powerful enough for some emulation and I'm not interested in playing games with significant speed and sound issues. I should know better than to come to this part of the forum because threads like this just make me sad. I don't agree that CoinOPS is a "con job". The simple and elegant unified UI and cab specific features make it so my kids and wife can have fun playing games without me having to spend hours messing around with skins and roms as well as trying to make something that resembles a PC emulation front end in XBMC4XBOX. Does that make me a leech, beggar, starving puppy, nobody or other insult I could grab from this thread if I went back more than just this page? Maybe to some of y'all it does... As far as the current CoinOPs site not being a community, I don't agree. While I spend most of my time in the hardware section because I like helping folks build xBox powered cabs, there are active discussions with many folks volunteering in the private forum. I have a bunch more I want to say but it is mostly related to trying to make things better in the fractured scene and having seen the flame wars I know that it is a waste of time. If I had a magic wand, I would bring it all together again. I appreciate all the work the various devs have put into emulation on the PC as a foundation and then xBox and x360 but I spend most of my gaming time in CoinOPs and I appreciate what BP continues to do with the project. To all "sides" of this conflict: can we please stop the personal insults?
  3. I wrote a long post and nuked it. The personal stuff is poison. I'll leave it at that...
  4. I may be reading this wrong but the tone seems to be mocking the number of releases and revisions. I do not think this is aligned with the attempt at a fresh start here. @newwave - If you like CoinOPs, know that it has been updated many times in recent months and I think that is a good thing. If you like it and choose to get the latest and greatest, keep an eye out for updates here (thanks Fu) as well as on the official forum. I personally like that features are released quickly and often so end users who choose to can get the latest and greatest features quickly. I have friends I helped setup CoinOps cabinets for who are on older versions of CoinOps 3 and likely will not upgrade anytime soon. I'm happy to be a beta tester and update often.
  5. I had a super hard time soldering as well and I've solder many console chips in. I was told that this one is pretty easy but has two grounds, one for the dpad and another bor the buttons. http://www.dealextreme.com/p/designer-s-wi...0cm-cable-47610 I just ordered one a few days ago to make a guide. If you are in a hurry, you have the $, and you did end up getting a j-pac, you might want to look at this: X-Box Control Adaptor + X-Box AV to J-PAC/Speaker Adaptor from http://www.ultimarc.com/xba.html or two dual strikes from http://www.arcadeforge.de/
  6. I gave up on PC emulation after 10+ years when I get fed up trying to get good resolution on a 480i TV via component cables I installed in my cabinet. I tried ATI and nVidia and all sorts of driver versions in XP and Linux. When I stumbled across coinops and fired up one of my old modded xboxes that was collecting dust, I had it working pretty much how I wanted it in 10 minutes. Put on top of that the time saved configuring video previews and front ends on a PC and there is little reason to use a PC. Not only is it amazing, it is easy. Unless you have a PC kicking around, it is cheap too.
  7. Updates? I'm really curious about the whole eBay timer board thing and how it works...
  8. Out of curiosity, what kind of data would I need to provided to help enable support? Is the info I provided with the Product and Vendor ID enough? I pulled that from my mac laptop but can check in windoze or linux if it would help. Thanks to all who have provided these awesome emus!
  9. Thanks for showing interest. I've had a hell of a time getting any traction on this issue and would love a trackball because my wife loves centipede and marble madness. Hello- I don't seem to be able to get past the Test mode screen in Arkanoid in FBL1.5 but that isn't really a bad thing since it shows the inputs. In my cab, I can see the P1 and P2 buttons registering in test mode. I tried a regular xbox controller in port one and the left stick registers as the 1P paddle. I tried the two trackballs in all the various ports with no luck. I also tried my Griffin PowerMate which works as a mouse in XBMC and does work on Arkanoid and Tron in CoinOPs2. It does not work in FBL1.5. I'm happy to test any combinations you would like me to try. For reference, this is the info I get from the PowerMate when I plug it into my mac: Griffin PowerMate: Product ID: 0x0410 Vendor ID: 0x077d Version: 1.09 Speed: Up to 1.5 Mb/sec Manufacturer: Griffin Technology, Inc.
  10. Thank you! I can wait. I hope you are able to leverage some of the USB interface code from XBMC4 xbox since it seems to have a pretty wide range of mouse and trackball support.
  11. I'm looking forward to CoinOPS 3 on 11.11.11.
  12. I contacted the guy from coin-arcade who is also the same guy on eBay. I'll PM you his email so you can get ahold of him.
  13. UPDATED Can someone help me get one of my trackballs working with FBL on my xBox1. Both trackballs work fine in xbmc4xbox but don't work in FB or COPs. If I need to buy a different trackball that works, I'm willing to do that if someone can send me a link for one. I have no idea if it is relevant at all; but, here is the USB info for the two I've already purchased: PS2toUSB Adapter: Product ID: 0x0020 Vendor ID: 0x0e8f Version: 2.80 Speed: Up to 1.5 Mb/sec Manufacturer: Green Asia Corp Location ID: 0xfa140000 Current Available (mA): 500 Current Required (mA): 500 iMate, USB To ADB Adaptor: Product ID: 0x0405 Vendor ID: 0x077d Version: 3.70 Speed: Up to 1.5 Mb/sec Manufacturer: Griffin Technology, Inc. Location ID: 0xfa140000 Current Available (mA): 500 Current Required (mA): 100
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