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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote damagestar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2017 at 11:00pm
Just thought I'd put some pics of my pc engine collection up.









I have a few more bits an pieces up in the loft but that's most of it.

Edited by damagestar - 10 February 2017 at 11:02pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote penrhos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 February 2017 at 12:48am
New toy finally arrived from YAJ...

PC Engine "Shuttle"




Lets Crack it open and sort it out...






Remove the 5-pin din socket and replace it with an 8-pin one....


Take Ground & +5V from the bottom of the din socket.


Add an RGB AMP and power it from the two wires, connect the RGB output to the top row of pins on the 8-pin socket.


Shuttle doesn't output video to the expansion port so its taken from pins 47, 49 & 51 from the HU6260




Re-Assemble it all and fire it up and....

We go from this black & white image 

To this...

Cabs : 2 * Leisure 2000, 2 * Euro 25, 1 * Velwix, 1 * Super Megalo, High Stakes pinball.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gojira54 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 February 2017 at 10:52am
Nice =]
I've never seen inside a shuttle before!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ex_Mosquito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 February 2017 at 11:35am
@Damagestar. I like how you left the £2.50 price tags on Violent Soldier and Tiger Road :) PCE games used to dirt cheap didn't they.

Here's a pic a few of PCE games I picked up in CEX back in 2002. Pretty expensive compared to yours but it's CEX after all :)



@Penrhos Lovely mod, very neat. It's such a strange console isn't it... So oversized for what it is.

Edited by Ex_Mosquito - 25 February 2017 at 11:36am
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote penrhos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 February 2017 at 12:15pm
I was expecting something about the size of a core II but it's huge!

It's about the same size & weight as a duo.

Has a neat sliding cover for the power input socket, uses the same psu as an ifu30.

It's odd - I like it.....

New additions...






The RAU-30 is NOS and hints at what's next for the PCE collection - it's on the boat back!


Edited by penrhos - 26 March 2017 at 10:36pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ex_Mosquito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 April 2017 at 11:53am
Some lovely collections here! I massively regret not getting sh*tloads of PCE games when I had disposable income and they were dirt cheap....those days are gone :/

I was mesmerised by the PCE ever since I first saw it in the back of C+VG and following reviews in later issues, and also in the 'Complete Guide to Consoles' mags, specifically the yellow one. It really blew my mind how great the games looked compared to my Spectrum 48k and SMS. C+VG used to take some gorgeous RGB scanlined screenshots back then!

I got my first PC Engine in 93' (late I know.. :(..) from KT Konsoles, specifically a Turbo Express with the purple converter to play HuCards. The next few years I amassed a fair amount of games, my good bulk coming from a random encounter when I was visiting an indie import shop in Swindon. I asked the guy behind the counter if they had any TG16/PCE games, he said no but he had a load at home he was willing to sell. Anyway later than night (I was visiting and staying at a friends house) he brought over a bag of about 15games, including: Ordyne, Parasol Stars, Soldier Blade, Dead Moon, Splatterhouse, Bomberman... all for £50! Later in 94' I picked up a white PCE and in 95' I got my Duo. It was never my main console back then for some reason (I was an idiot back then..) I have always been heavily 2D arcade style games but in 94/95 was the times when I got a cab and a RavenGames Supergun and started getting into arcade PCBs and pestering arcade operators in the local seaside (Barry) and the yellow pages for old PCBs from their storage units. Anyway, I sold off 99% of my gaming stuff in 2002ish (D'oh) along with it all my PCE stuff. Currently I have a briefcase setup + Everdrive and about 40 games and it's pretty much all I play on these days. My arcade cab has been neglected lately with it being in the corner of the living room and making me feel anti-social whenever I play on it, so I now have a CRT located underneath the main livingroom LED TV (hacked Ikea unit) for easy access. Besides, the PCE with its library of games being tough, short arcade style games is a great alternative to getting my arcade fix. I just wish I'd gotten a bigger collection when I had the chance and not neglected it :( Ah well. Here's my current PCE set-up.



DB15 converted Sega VSHG stick plugged into a padhack via the IC chip. The pad can still be used as normal. I can't play PCE shooters with the stock pad :/



My PC Engine Fanzine. This Fanzine is amazing! 95pages of reviews, cheats and detailed hardware info. Got this from KT Konsoles for the bargain price of 3 queen quids.




*Did another couple of 1-life clear PC Engine replays also, this time with hand-cam

Dragon Saber


Ordyne


Edited by Ex_Mosquito - 18 April 2017 at 12:00pm
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New toy hot from the post office.

Super Grafix - picked up reasonably cheap as it's faulty -  More on that later.


Flip it over, remove the EXT bus cover and 7 screws.


And a big metal shield with a plastic cover over the ext bus contacts, lift it off and...


Remover four screws - two by front ext port and one either side of the card slot and the PCB lifts carefully off.


Nice open spaces - plenty of room for an RGB AMP to be installed.


Top view of wiring.


Bottom view, again +5V and GND taken from 5-pin din port.


And a quick test and all's well.
Cabs : 2 * Leisure 2000, 2 * Euro 25, 1 * Velwix, 1 * Super Megalo, High Stakes pinball.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote penrhos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 June 2017 at 8:03pm
Right - I said it was faulty....

The rough translation said the joypad port didn't work properly. and the vidoe broke up if you knocked the video lead.

The video one was an easy fix - there were dry-joints on the 5-pin plug but as I was swapping it for an 8-pin one I left it until the work was complete and sure enough the problem is fixed.

the joypad one was a little trickier. intermittently working, I've tried re-soldering the contacts and now everything works apart from going right, which did work intermittently before I re-flowed the solder and now it doesn't.

The plug looks rough annd the center is a bit lose - so do I just need to replace the plug with an 8-pin svideo PCB mount socket or is there more to getting it working again?





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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote keyamon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 June 2017 at 8:40pm
took a punt on this broken CGII last week. I got it with some arcade posters so it worked out around £15ish.

it had obviously taken a hefty hit on the top so figured it should be something fairly obvious once opened.




Turned out one capacitor had been squashed down and was shorting out. Also gave it a little clean.. repaired the case as best I could and touched up any suspect joints while I was in there and now it's all good again :D

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Flinnster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 June 2017 at 11:01pm
Good work fellas! :)

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gojira54 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 June 2017 at 10:03am
Has anyone on here bought any of the bootleg PCE WORKS releases?
Looking for the omake shooters and the perv mahjong game... gimme a PM if you have them pls ;)
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You have a PM Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ex_Mosquito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 June 2017 at 12:23am
Originally posted by keyamon keyamon wrote:

took a punt on this broken CGII last week. I got it with some arcade posters so it worked out around £15ish.

it had obviously taken a hefty hit on the top so figured it should be something fairly obvious once opened.




Turned out one capacitor had been squashed down and was shorting out. Also gave it a little clean.. repaired the case as best I could and touched up any suspect joints while I was in there and now it's all good again :D



Heh I remember seeing that on Facebook for sale, good work on getting it working.
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