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    Default Loose parts in shipping box

    I have just had a machine shipped over from Japan and in the bottom of the box there were two parts that seem to have fallen off. Perhaps a long shot but wondering if anyone here could identify them? I haven't yet tested the machine itself - waiting on the arrival of a new transformer.

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    Default Re: Loose parts in shipping box

    Could perhaps be attached here - it fits and it looks like the white plastic part may have snapped off - but can't figure out what it's supposed to be for.

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    Default Re: Loose parts in shipping box

    Looks similar. Its probably the clips that hold the cel into the frame. Unfortunately I don't have anything by this manufacture. But there can be anything from 2 to 5 clips holding the wooden playing field in place.
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    Default Re: Loose parts in shipping box

    Ok - ignore the above posts - it does seem to be in that location and does seem to function as a lock, I found another pic online and it made sense when rotated to match


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Laughton View Post
    Ok - ignore the above posts


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    Default Re: Loose parts in shipping box

    Totally unrelated - wondering how modern machines store all the HD video they use, is it all on flash memory? It feels like they'd need a lot of it? The board on the machine looks very different from any conventional computer, but a lot may be hidden on layers inside that I'm not seeing.

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    All working now...& ridiculous!

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    Well if you consider you can store 4 or more full length movies on a little SD card that fits in a camera. I guess they can esierly store it on the chips on the board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenclam View Post
    Well if you consider you can store 4 or more full length movies on a little SD card that fits in a camera. I guess they can esierly store it on the chips on the board.
    Right - yes, that makes sense, although they've had HD video for a long while now and flash memory used to be very expensive. It's strange that arcade games increasingly resemble normal computers with off the shelf parts where as pachinko seems to be all custom stuff. Perhaps because they only have to process a few layers of video with no realtime effects due to the limited interaction.

    Any idea how much a new machine costs when the hall buys it? I guess this info is hard to find?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Laughton View Post
    Right - yes, that makes sense, although they've had HD video for a long while now and flash memory used to be very expensive. It's strange that arcade games increasingly resemble normal computers with off the shelf parts where as pachinko seems to be all custom stuff. Perhaps because they only have to process a few layers of video with no realtime effects due to the limited interaction.

    Any idea how much a new machine costs when the hall buys it? I guess this info is hard to find?
    1 million yen +

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    man O man the new machines have really gone over the top!!
    When things don't go right the 1st time , Step back ,Take a break and come back renewed. RGS

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    Quote Originally Posted by lotsoballs View Post
    1 million yen +
    Damn - so for a machine like Garo with 80k units made there is huge money involved...

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    When things don't go right the 1st time , Step back ,Take a break and come back renewed. RGS

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    Well. I'm sure that part of that cost goes to licensing of characters, trade names, etc.
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