MP Me in the Balls

Wednesday May 10, 2023

This is a small update but enough has happened that I think it’s worth writing about. I got the mounting plates and put the original levers back in. My RAP4s are still in shambles. I also got yellow buttons and ONE yellow balltop because Arcade Shock only had one in stock. I’ll worry about the other one later. I ripped the Tekken art off and it was way more annoying than I thought it would be. It’s still not completely off but it looks a million times better now. It was actually 2 layers of stickers. At some point this machine had a KOF game in it which is kind of interesting.

Looking clean

In the post above I mentioned that the one monitor got all fucked up for a while but fixed itself while I wasn’t looking. It kept doing that every time I turned it on but I realized I just had to mess with the horizontal hold knob. Now it’s fine. The MP button is still killing me. I swapped the controls for the P1 and P2 sides and the problem got swapped too, so that tells me the issue isn’t under the P2 panel and it must be on the JAMMA harness end. It’s a rats nest down there and I don’t really know what to make of it but I’m sure I’ll figure it out eventually.

I also ordered new coin slots, some extra panel screws, and new instruction space stuff. All that should arrive in about 10 billion years. I may be thinking too much about aesthetics considering one of my buttons is still fucked up, but after all that I think the next big thing it needs is a paint job on the yellowed parts. I’m gonna dump my brain real quick:

I am happy with the progress so far and I truly do not care about how much money I have spent.