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    Quote Originally Posted by Doom View Post
    I wish they had done a Neo Geo Pocket Ultra or something. Put these classic Neo Geo games on a Neo Geo Pocket style handheld. Much more comfortable to hold, and frankly the nostalgia factor would help it even more than this weird baby arcade cabinet thing. Just my opinion anyway.
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    Turns out it wasn't such a good idea afterall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Meat View Post
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    Turns out it wasn't such a good idea afterall.
    That's because the screen resolution was too low, the aspect ratio was wrong, the emulation sucked, the unit came with a stupid dock and arcade sticks, and the games were overpriced.

    But if they had actually put out just the handheld unit with a quality screen, decent emulation, and a decent price it would have been fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Famicommander View Post
    That's because the screen resolution was too low, the aspect ratio was wrong, the emulation sucked, the unit came with a stupid dock and arcade sticks, and the games were overpriced.

    But if they had actually put out just the handheld unit with a quality screen, decent emulation, and a decent price it would have been fantastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Famicommander View Post
    That's because the screen resolution was too low, the aspect ratio was wrong, the emulation sucked, the unit came with a stupid dock and arcade sticks, and the games were overpriced.

    But if they had actually put out just the handheld unit with a quality screen, decent emulation, and a decent price it would have been fantastic.
    My thoughts exactly.

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    This thing looks dumb. Makes me want to build a Pi-based MVS bartop or something, but why would I do that when I have an arcade cab?
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    Question. Are there even any actually good 320x224 pixel screens being manufactured with which one could make a Pi based handheld with native Neo Geo resolution?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jibbajaba View Post
    This thing looks dumb. Makes me want to build a Pi-based MVS bartop or something, but why would I do that when I have an arcade cab?
    sadly i have yet to talk the wife into a cab even after buying a house... but a buddy and i are working on rasp pi tabletops cause i likely can't afford this little guy.

    as for a ngpc rerelease put a decent screen a nice clicky stick like the og and some good emulation and there ya go shouldnt be that hard really

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdoll View Post
    as for a ngpc rerelease put a decent screen a nice clicky stick like the og and some good emulation and there ya go shouldnt be that hard really
    So when will you have your first prototype ready?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdoll View Post
    sadly i have yet to talk the wife into a cab even after buying a house...
    Why do you need your wife's permission to buy an arcade cab?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jibbajaba View Post
    Why do you need your wife's permission to buy an arcade cab?
    Prolly cause its a shared living space. Consensus avoids resentment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jibbajaba View Post
    Why do you need your wife's permission to buy an arcade cab?
    Ask Luke Morse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FilthyRear View Post
    Prolly cause its a shared living space. Consensus avoids resentment.
    Consensus =/= "Permission". They don't have a consensus now either, because clearly he wants one but she's saying 'no'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jibbajaba View Post
    Consensus =/= "Permission". They don't have a consensus now either, because clearly he wants one but she's saying 'no'.
    I read "I have yet to talk the wife into..." as "I haven't asked her yet."

    Guess she already cracked the whip. My mistake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FilthyRear View Post
    I read "I have yet to talk the wife into..." as "I haven't asked her yet."

    Guess she already cracked the whip. My mistake.
    I took it as her cock-blocking the cab, but who knows. He can't even afford a Neo-Geo Mini, so he's not getting a cab anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jibbajaba View Post
    I took it as her cock-blocking the cab, but who knows. He can't even afford a Neo-Geo Mini, so he's not getting a cab anyway.
    You saw that $100 cab listing I ended up grabbing. It could happen again.

    Hell, I'd buy another project cab for that price.

    I only put about another $150 into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Famicommander View Post
    That's because the screen resolution was too low, the aspect ratio was wrong, the emulation sucked, the unit came with a stupid dock and arcade sticks, and the games were overpriced.

    But if they had actually put out just the handheld unit with a quality screen, decent emulation, and a decent price it would have been fantastic.
    How could the screen resolution be too low? The original Neo Geo was low res, so it must be higher than that. I don't know why changed the aspect ratio, I suppose they had a 16:9 screen, and then they thought the image should take up the whole screen. But they could have at least given the option to change to 4:3.
    I kind of liked the dock for the Neo Geo X, the way it was a replica of the original AES console.
    The ideal screen for the Neo Geo X would have been one with RGB connection, arcade scanlines, and being OLED as well. But I don't know how likely that would be. I don't know which type of internal video connection the Neo Geo X and Neo Geo Mini have- whether it's RGB, or something else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe8 View Post
    no company is making 4:3 screens any more


    Another joe8 wonder post right here.

    dude, you're awful at this, you didn't even tried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe8 View Post
    How could the screen resolution be too low? The original Neo Geo was low res, so it must be higher than that. I don't know why changed the aspect ratio, I suppose they had a 16:9 screen (as for economic reasons it had to be, no company is making 4:3 screens any more), and then they thought the image should take up the whole screen. But they could have at least given the option to change to 4:3.
    I kind of liked the dock for the Neo Geo X, the way it was a replica of the original AES console.
    The ideal screen for the Neo Geo X would have been one with RGB connection, arcade scanlines, and being OLED as well. But I don't know how likely that would be. I don't know which type of internal video connection the Neo Geo X and Neo Geo Mini have- whether it's RGB, or something else.
    The X resolution is higher than the standard Neo resolution but it's not a big enough difference to scale evenly, so even in the correct aspect ratio you're not getting 1:1 pixel mapping. You can switch between 16:9 and 4:3 with the shoulder buttons but there is no option for 1:1 pixel mapping.

    They could easily have just used a 16:9 screen but covered the unused parts with the bezel and had the unit boot to 4:3. But if they did that they'd need to select a high enough res for it to scale evenly in both the vertical and horizontal resolutions, so the games would fill the whole screen with no distortion or cropping.

    EDIT:
    now that I think about it, they could have fixed the whole issue handheld-side with a bezel.

    Just bezel-off everything except a 320x224 field and have the entire system run in that. Problem solved.
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    That's sort of what Nintendo did with the 2ds. One big screen with a bezel dividing it to two areas.

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    Does the Neo Geo Mini fall over sometimes when you play it, I mean, is it stable? Would it need to be glued down to a benchtop?
    I think the joystick would be better than having a D-pad, but still not as good as a full-sized joystick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe8 View Post
    Does the Neo Geo Mini fall over sometimes when you play it? Would it need to be glued down to a benchtop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe8 View Post
    Does the Neo Geo Mini fall over sometimes when you play it, I mean, is it stable? Would it need to be glued down to a benchtop?
    You have to glue it to the benchtop and cut with a dremel the 16:9 LCD panel in order to fit the 4:3 bezel.
    Sorry dude, I didn’t mean to be aggressive, just having some fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Locutus73 View Post
    You have to glue it to the benchtop and cut with a dremel the 16:9 LCD panel in order to fit the 4:3 bezel.
    Sorry dude, I didn’t mean to be aggressive, just having some fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syn View Post
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