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Mickey Juice
21st July 2006, 02:55 PM
I was thinking of selling my generic cabinet with Double Dragon 2 gameboard.
Would it be best value for money to sell them together or seperate? :unsure

Im thinking together.

http://members.dodo.com.au/~mickeyjuice12/images/DD2.jpg

hamish_nz
21st July 2006, 03:12 PM
The average joe wont buy a machine without a game in.
You are better selling with a pcb.

bwodie
21st July 2006, 03:14 PM
yeah sell together, get a double dragon 2 marque as well if possible, and pop that on
as a package you will get a fair bit more :)

Mickey Juice
21st July 2006, 03:27 PM
yeah sell together, get a double dragon 2 marque as well if possible, and pop that on
as a package you will get a fair bit more :)

Good idea.
heh, I might want to keep it then ;)

sneek
21st July 2006, 03:38 PM
True... its amazing how much a little art eye candy will do to the value of stuff. ;)

Savage
21st July 2006, 04:53 PM
Yep, even printing out a marque in putting it in... Had to laugh reminded me of an arcade machine on ebay, I think it was moonpatrol. The marque looked to be cardboard with the word moon patrol written on with a texta!..

Arcade King
21st July 2006, 04:59 PM
Plaster MAME on it and youll get 5000

MadMikeAU
21st July 2006, 05:49 PM
Yep, even printing out a marque in putting it in... Had to laugh reminded me of an arcade machine on ebay, I think it was moonpatrol. The marque looked to be cardboard with the word moon patrol written on with a texta!..

LOL My cab came with a photo copied marquee that just had the word RAIDEN on it. It was 2 a4 sheets, sticky taped together, ghetto style.

xygt
22nd July 2006, 01:50 PM
Use some thin card from the stationers, set the printer to 'Banner Print', and it will come out ok. Doesn't have to be the highest resolution picture either, as it looks alright once it's on paper.

Mickey Juice
25th July 2006, 12:26 PM
Anyone know where to get a digital version of the Double Dragon 2 marquee??

Savage
25th July 2006, 12:40 PM
Anyone know where to get a digital version of the Double Dragon 2 marquee??

Found this (http://www.crazykong.com/forsale/marquees/DoubleDragon2/DoubleDragon2_marquee.jpg)

If not big enough, could run it through Inkscape and vectorize it...

Mickey Juice
25th July 2006, 01:17 PM
Found this (http://www.crazykong.com/forsale/marquees/DoubleDragon2/DoubleDragon2_marquee.jpg)

If not big enough, could run it through Inkscape and vectorize it...

Thanks. I might be able to do something with it.

WOKA
25th July 2006, 08:37 PM
Use some thin card from the stationers, set the printer to 'Banner Print', and it will come out ok. Doesn't have to be the highest resolution picture either, as it looks alright once it's on paper.

Can't see a 'banner print' option anywhere.. A few more clues please..!


W.

Shock_And_Awe
27th July 2006, 08:13 PM
I was asking myself that same question a few months ago Mickey Juice. I decided to go with a pcb inside and chose SF2 as being a popular choice. I have since sold 2 cabs with SF2 for what I consider big $$$s (or at least heaps more than I paid for them). Both sold to guys that knew nothing about arcade cabinets but loved Street Fighter 2 so I suppose it appeals to a broader market when it's got a game already packaged with it. I've got another cab to sell so just bought myself a SF2CE off ebay last week to put in the cab to sell.

NMD
27th July 2006, 11:58 PM
Yeah good advice there Mark. When i sold a cab a while ago now i think the game i sold it was was the draw card, SFZ2. I ended up making 100% profit on it not that i was trying to i honestly had no idea what it would go for but i think a very well laid out ad, plenty of pictures and the fact i was easy to approach for an inspection or more info also put bidders at ease. The guy i bought it off was complete opposite, hard to contact and didnt supply many pics or additional info to potential bidders.

I vote for PCB included :)

Mickey Juice
28th July 2006, 10:13 AM
Looks like I'll keep the board with it!
Most people (everyone I know ;)) recognise Double Dragon instantly, so I'll keep it in there. After playing it a few times i'm not that fussed about the arcade version. Too much slowdown. I prefer the console versions of pt 2.

I was going to keep it for the cabinet, and convert it to a MAME Jamma cab, but couldnt be assed, plus I need the $$$.
At some stage I think it was dropped. You can see the chipboard on the bottom of the cab has been cracked/snapped before and screwed back together (solid as a rock)

Im gunna try and print a header for it, and replace the sticks will ball tops from OzStick. To quote MadMike, they're 'looser than Paris Hilton' atm. Too bad it doesnt come with a coin box :(

Gunna take off the 'Bumper Amusements' cards too, will be bad for business ;) (I actually bought it from Markc)

Mickey Juice
13th April 2007, 02:32 PM
*bump*

Mwuahahaha ;)

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/4572/dd2or8.jpg

Backlit transparency from local digital printer, Fox Digital.

bwodie
13th April 2007, 02:52 PM
hey they look real nice mate :)

Davefjedi
13th April 2007, 03:11 PM
Ummm how many double dragons you got?
or you going to flog some of on evilbay to recover costs

Mickey Juice
13th April 2007, 03:47 PM
Just got one. The printer did some extras to use up the space on the print material. I'll keep a few and maybe flog one off on eBay. Tho, last time I did that with my extra NeoGeo marquee it went for 0.99c!!!

garuda
13th April 2007, 04:52 PM
I'll buy one from you if you don't want to ebay it. Send me a pm with how much you are after.:)

xygt
13th April 2007, 07:10 PM
"Can't see a 'banner print' option anywhere.. A few more clues please..!"

Oops Woka, just saw this.

The printer I was using at the time was a Cannon S200 cheapie, but had a banner printing option.
I think you can custom set you paper size otherwise.

This is some settings that I kept on file to remind me the next time, might help.

rotate canvas 90 degrees
set image to 17.5cm width and 53cm height
make sure 'constrain proportions' is ticked
Set paper to portrait
set paper size to custom paper size of 175mm width and 530mm height
set printing type to banner printing

Mickey Juice
18th April 2007, 10:01 AM
Ta daaah

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/8248/p4170229im4.jpg

http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/2307/p4170224ro1.jpg

LOTR4U
18th April 2007, 09:07 PM
Sweet, say thats look really familar to me ;)

narf_
18th April 2007, 10:50 PM
nice cab

the black sets it of well