MidnightPhreaks Pre-Neo Geo Collection/Setup

MidnightPhreak

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Hi all,

I collected about 10 years ago, but myself and family went through some rough times and so I sold everything including my AES+MVS and collection to help out.

But now, I've been in a stable job for 2 years, built up a reputation in my industry, and now have become a contractor. Meaning its finally time to get the Collection back together!

I'm not making the same mistakes from last time, No PAL shit, only NTSC (Except for Master System). And Buy the System + flashcart first, then decide on what you want to collect.

At the moment, I have a Neo SD Pro in the mail, as well as 2 M-ODE's and a MegaSD, but my initial Neo Geo AES Console + Game purchase will have to wait until mid may.

Until then, my MV1B+KOF97 in my Astro City will have to do! Renting for the next year and a bit then looking to get a nice apartment!

Current Setup - 12 April 2021 - Basic AF.

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lachlan

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Nice! I wouldn't call that basic I mean you have an Astro City and a racing sim setup.
 

MidnightPhreak

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Thanks lachlan, yeah I sorta meant due to the lack of Neo geo and my former collection :S
 

MidnightPhreak

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I do have a blog about restoring the Astro, if anyways interested. Still a few things to do, but its pretty complete now.


My fav memory was washing the shell at a DIY Carwash! Got some odd looks that day haha

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MidnightPhreak

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I'm a clean freak so this is like porn to me.
Thanks Lachie, yeah, I knew the dirt and grime would get to me after a while. The cleaning was much more important to me that repainting etc. It's earned its knocks and scratches, gives it character! Gotta get around to putting the coloured gels behind the marquee and sticking it back down like the original.
 

lachlan

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Thanks Lachie, yeah, I knew the dirt and grime would get to me after a while. The cleaning was much more important to me that repainting etc. It's earned its knocks and scratches, gives it character! Gotta get around to putting the coloured gels behind the marquee and sticking it back down like the original.
Yeah look I like seeing new powder coat and all but you lose the history by doing so. That is unless it's completely stuffed then you may as well.

Once you get that acrylic redone it will look schmick as. Also I just realised you're a fellow cobba!

p.s. we're not on a 'Lachie' footing, people here will think we swordfight or something.
 

MidnightPhreak

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Yeah look I like seeing new powder coat and all but you lose the history by doing so. That is unless it's completely stuffed then you may as well.

Once you get that acrylic redone it will look schmick as. Also I just realised you're a fellow cobba!

p.s. we're not on a 'Lachie' footing, people here will think we swordfight or something.
Haha sorry Lachlan ;)
 

MidnightPhreak

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An astro city cab with a sega genesis nearby, thats a very nice game room mightnightphreak!
Thanks mate, grew up with the Megadrive, but wanted a 60Hz Genesis, really loving it :D

Running out of room in the apartment, gonna grab a shelf to put beside the cab for games etc. But thats about the last thing I can fit without the game stuff getting out of the gaming corner, which I don't really want to do.

In other news, I've bought and paid for the following and they're in the mail! :D

- Boxed Japanese Neo Geo AES Console, w/ extra CD Pad + Memory card
- CIB Japanese King of Fighters '97 AES (My Personal Fav KOF)
- CIB Japanese Garou Densetsu Special AES (My Personal Fav FF, apart from Garou)
- Pack-a-Punch Premium RGB Scart Cable w/ Stereo cable
- Premium 240v Neo Geo replacement PSU

And waiting for;

- TerraOnion NeoSD Pro
- TerraOnion MODE

CANNOT WAIT! :D

While I'm here I may as well list down my plans for the AES Collection;

JP;
Bakumatsu Rouman Dai Ni Maku: Gekka no Kenshi Tsuki ni Saku Hana, Chiri Yuku Hana
Bakumatsu Rouman: Gekka no Kenshi
Crossed Swords
Cyber-Lip
Gan Gan
Garou Densetsu
Garou Densetsu 2
Garou Densetsu 3
Garou Densetsu Special
Garou Mark of the Wolves
King of Fighters '94
King of Fighters '95
King of Fighters '96
King of Fighters '97
King of Fighters '98
King of Fighters '99
King of Fighters 2000
King of Fighters 2001
King of Fighters 2002
King of Fighters 2003
King of the Monsters
King of the Monsters 2
Kizuna Encounter
League Bowling
Magician Lord
Mutation Nation
NAM-1975
Ninja Combat
Ninja Commando
Ninja Master's
Rage of the Dragons
Raguy
Real Bout Garou Densetsu
Real Bout Garou Densetsu 2
Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special
Robo Army
Ryuuko no Ken
Ryuuko no Ken 2
Ryuuko no Ken Gaiden
Samurai Spirits
Samurai Spirits 3
Samurai Spirits 4
Samurai Spirits 5
Samurai Spirits 5 Specal
Savage Reign
Sengoku Denshou
Sengoku Denshou 2
Sengoku Legends 2001
Shin Samurai Spirits
Super Baseball 2020
SVC Chaos
The Super Spy
WindJammers
World Heroes
World Heroes 2
World Heroes 2 Jet
World Heroes Perfect
 
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Digmac

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A very optimistic list there in the current market. I hope you have the money behind you to realise your plans, man. A rough estimate puts the list at about 31,000 AUD.

I think you have a solid setup as it is. Sometimes keeping things simple is better.
 

MidnightPhreak

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A very optimistic list there in the current market. I hope you have the money behind you to realise your plans, man. A rough estimate puts the list at about 31,000 AUD.

I think you have a solid setup as it is. Sometimes keeping things simple is better.

Thanks Digmac, So I had them in a specific order before. Basically just KOF, then FF, then AOF, and the rest. I'm a massive KOF Fan, and have been since I first played KOF97 at the arcade, I was a Street Fighter guy before that. (Alpha 2 and KOF 97 are my favs of all time)

I got the NeoSD Pro, so I can take my time looking for the rest. Mostly, I want to collect KOF stuff, the games, soundtracks etc.

On May 1st, I start my new job finally (Working towards it my whole life), and after bills, lets just say I'll be able to afford things better!
 
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HornheaDD

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Dude astro city cabs are the worst. everyone here hates them and they sell for cheap.... so you might as well just let me have it for you, I'll help you out.. you know.. since its worthless and all...

:P

welcome to Mos Eisley dude.
 

wataru330

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p.s. we're not on a 'Lachie' footing, people here will think we swordfight or something.
Lol, swordfight.
Step 1) play Joust in arcade
Step 2) play ‘Joust’ in arcade parking lot behind the bin.

@MP- nice recoup, man. Welcome.

I remember my 1 cab in the apartment days...had a Windy II in the empty linen cupboard-had to sit in the hallway, and reach in to play it.
 

lachlan

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Thanks mate, grew up with the Megadrive, but wanted a 60Hz Genesis, really loving it :D

Running out of room in the apartment, gonna grab a shelf to put beside the cab for games etc. But thats about the last thing I can fit without the game stuff getting out of the gaming corner, which I don't really want to do.

In other news, I've bought and paid for the following and they're in the mail! :D

- Boxed Japanese Neo Geo AES Console, w/ extra CD Pad + Memory card
- CIB Japanese King of Fighters '97 AES (My Personal Fav KOF)
- CIB Japanese Garou Densetsu Special AES (My Personal Fav FF, apart from Garou)
- Pack-a-Punch Premium RGB Scart Cable w/ Stereo cable
- Premium 240v Neo Geo replacement PSU

And waiting for;

- TerraOnion NeoSD Pro
- TerraOnion MODE

CANNOT WAIT! :D

While I'm here I may as well list down my plans for the AES Collection;

JP;
Bakumatsu Rouman Dai Ni Maku: Gekka no Kenshi Tsuki ni Saku Hana, Chiri Yuku Hana
Bakumatsu Rouman: Gekka no Kenshi
Crossed Swords
Cyber-Lip
Gan Gan
Garou Densetsu
Garou Densetsu 2
Garou Densetsu 3
Garou Densetsu Special
Garou Mark of the Wolves
King of Fighters '94
King of Fighters '95
King of Fighters '96
King of Fighters '97
King of Fighters '98
King of Fighters '99
King of Fighters 2000
King of Fighters 2001
King of Fighters 2002
King of Fighters 2003
King of the Monsters
King of the Monsters 2
Kizuna Encounter
League Bowling
Magician Lord
Mutation Nation
Ninja Combat
Ninja Commando
Ninja Master's
Rage of the Dragons
Raguy
Real Bout Garou Densetsu
Real Bout Garou Densetsu 2
Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special
Robo Army
Ryuuko no Ken
Ryuuko no Ken 2
Ryuuko no Ken Gaiden
Samurai Spirits
Samurai Spirits 3
Samurai Spirits 4
Samurai Spirits 5
Samurai Spirits 5 Specal
Savage Reign
Sengoku Denshou
Sengoku Denshou 2
Sengoku Legends 2001
Shin Samurai Spirits
Super Baseball 2020
SVC Chaos
The Super Spy
WindJammers
World Heroes
World Heroes 2
World Heroes 2 Jet
World Heroes Perfect
Where's the NAM-1975 !? I'm tearing up at the lack of respect.
 

MidnightPhreak

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Dude astro city cabs are the worst. everyone here hates them and they sell for cheap.... so you might as well just let me have it for you, I'll help you out.. you know.. since its worthless and all...

:P

welcome to Mos Eisley dude.
Yep, just packing her up now, HornheaDD, Cheers! ;P

Lol, swordfight.
Step 1) play Joust in arcade
Step 2) play ‘Joust’ in arcade parking lot behind the bin.

@MP- nice recoup, man. Welcome.

I remember my 1 cab in the apartment days...had a Windy II in the empty linen cupboard-had to sit in the hallway, and reach in to play it.
Thx wataru330! Oh wow, I feel a little better about my gaming nook now, Cheers! :) But a Windy II is a pretty sweet Cab :D

Where's the NAM-1975 !? I'm tearing up at the lack of respect.
Ah damn thats one of the early onces I forgot to add. Thanks lachlan :)
 

MidnightPhreak

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Got my Console setup in better shape, still not to happy with the little tv shelf I picked up, looked much bigger in the ad. Might just bite the bullet and make myself on out of 2x4 and vinyl wrap. But its a lot cleaner than it was!



Got the SD2SNES in my NTSC Snes, got the NeoSD Pro in my JP Neo Geo AES, The Satiator in my JP Saturn and just waiting on buying a flashcart for my US Genesis. Have a MODE waiting to go into my Dreamcast (Not Pictured).

All hooked up via a RetroTINK SCART2Comp :D Waiting on Extended shafts for my LS32's (you can see the left on looks a little low) then the other stick will get the same treatment! So I can use both, on Saturn, DC and Neo Geo, with LS32's and OBSFs!
 

lachlan

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Tell me what you think of the build quality / sturdiness mate, these Chewlix's interest me.
 

MidnightPhreak

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Tell me what you think of the build quality / sturdiness mate, these Chewlix's interest me.
Will do!

Just ordered parts for the PC;

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- SILVERSTONE SUGO SG13
- ZOTAC GAMING GeForce GTX 1660 Twin Fan
- Intel i5 10600KF
- NZXT Kraken M22 Liquid CPU Cooler
- 16gb ddr4 (Dual channel kit)
- Mini-ITX board w/ Wifi 6+BT5.0
- EVGA SuperNOVA GA 650W Power Supply, 80 PLUS Gold, Fully Modular
- 240gb NvME Boot M.2
- 2TB Crucial MX500 Sata SSD

Should be pretty decent for the next few years of fighting games (at least at 1080/1440P)
 

max 330 mega

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Tell me what you think of the build quality / sturdiness mate, these Chewlix's interest me.
I have the exact same kind midnightphreak just ordered. I quite like mine. Easy to move and to work on, sturdy enough for heated battles at home, though im not sure it could stand up to the insane amount of abuse it would get in an actual arcade. Ive never attempted to tate the monitor, so i cant comment on the ease of it. I was told by tony majors it requires an extra bracket kit that you have to buy separately. He has like 15 of these cabs that he takes to conventions for people to play and had nothing bad to say about them really.
 
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