Wednesday November 22, 2023
I got incredibly lucky and was able to get a perfect replacement monitor (WG D9200) from an Arcade Projects user. It fits perfectly, is high res, it didn’t break the bank, and I was able to pick it up myself.
The only catch is that this monitor needs to be taken out of it’s frame and put inside the original Blast City frame, then that frame has to be backmounted to the Blast. Getting the Nanao out of it’s frame and putting this D9200 in it’s place was mildy annoying, mainly because these things are so heavy. It was a 2 man operation, shout out to my dad for helping me.
You can see where the frame would normally sit based on the color. Without backmounting it, the monitor would stick out too far and it would be impossible to put the Blast’s plastic bezel back on.
I am so happy. If this didn’t work out I was going to just sell the cab. The Arcade Projects forums are a blessing and everyone who helped me out is a hero. Just like I did on my last Versus City post, I’ll dump the rest of my to do list here:
- Figure out why the Naomi freezes. Some games don’t launch at all, some freeze randomly, and some freeze at the same spot every time. The seller sent me a picture of it running Akatuski Blitzkampf, but I can’t get it to run that game at all. Maybe something got knocked around during shipping. I have no idea where to begin, but at least now I can actually troubleshoot it since the damn screen works. This is the highest priority.
- Get a kick harness. Tetris is great and all, but give me CVS2 and Project Justice.
- JVS extensions. The power cable on the Sun PSU is stupidly short, and the same guy who makes the kick harnesses can make me a JVS extension cable. I’m currently not even using the Sun PSU, since the day I went to put it in is the day the cab stopped turning on.
- Replace the speakers. They sound so fucking bad.
Imagine if I put a flat screen in there. Imagine it and try not to vomit instantly.