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Title: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: Panther on May 17, 2010, 08:37:11 AM
I hope Andy doesn't mind me starting this thread, but thought it was worth getting some feedback

Personally I had a great day, and it nice to meet so many RCM members, as well as other visitors to the event. Please feel free to let us know (in a constructive not critical way) what you thought of the event.

Good points, areas for improvement, any machines you perhaps might like to see in the future or maybe what you think could be done differently etc.

From my point of view

Highlights : great range of machines, nice to see some of my own stuff actually getting used ! great atmosphere, good food, excellent arcade machines (once again), the Jag VR unit.

Possible Improvements ; Maybe a different competition to bomberman next time, get a PA system so Karl doesn't have to keep shouting  :P

Remember RCM can please most of the people most of the time, but we cannot please all of the people all of the time !
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: rewind on May 17, 2010, 09:32:11 AM
yeah was a superb day, looking forward to the next one :)

cant really comment about improvements, I think Andy did a great job to be honest, can't fault him at all for getting the community together!

cheers.

Now I'm off to find me a vectrex  ;D
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: 1200xl on May 17, 2010, 09:54:45 AM
Great day, met up with some old faces and met some new ones.
Highlights, Jag VR,Jag kiosk, tiny Casio MSX

As for improvements, maybe running some old adverts on the projector for systems/games. Maybe zone the exhibits, have all the Atari/C=/Nintendo/Sega stuff in their own areas to show development of the breed/make it easier to find systems that you want to demo.
A separate demo area for showing off what the systems can do when pushed to the limits.
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: porchy on May 17, 2010, 10:35:48 AM
maybe a cash machine on site!
seriously though, outstanding effort by all involved and a rare event too, there isnt many, if any places you can play around with all those systems.
even nicer to see the younger generations enjoying them too
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: resident paul on May 17, 2010, 11:00:31 AM
I have a fantastic time there, the grub were great (chilli & baked potato )
Won a raffle for the first time as well & great arcade machines , pinball machine + VR jaguar & I got to demonstrate the MBX for the TI 99/4A + some games( Andy got blown away how many TI carts I'd have)
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: gingerpenguins on May 17, 2010, 11:05:35 AM
Matt (homgran) and I had a great time.  Highlights for me was winning a single match of Bomberman, nevermind getting a prize :D.  Was great to play in a competition I stood a chance at winning though, usually I would be out in the first round.

Improvements: I would also agree with a PA system of some kind, was difficult to hear the raffle ticket numbers being shouted out.

Other than that I had a brilliant time and looking forward to coming along to the next event (even if there is a 6 hour drive involved!).
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: MaxHall on May 17, 2010, 11:53:20 AM
Hi attended for the 1st time yesterday, an would like to say how much I enjoyed the event.

Well done to all involved! was great to play on all the old systems, and share banter with likeminded individuals..

The food was great (Curry was outstanding), and the staff were helpful, and friendly.

A P.A would be benificial next time, but other than that a great event! and look forward to the next one with bated breath!

Also would like to see a music section, with classic systems playing music, but thats just a personal taste!

All the best, and thank you!
Max Hall


Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 17, 2010, 12:30:59 PM
As always, had a brilliant time despite getting lost on the way down again! (couldn't remember which M1 junction it was after my Sat-Nav failed so went down to 21, then thought it was 22 so drove up and around for a bit, then went down to 21 again, drove around a bit more and called my wife then raced up to Jct 23, bit of (sega) rally action around the twisty countryside and managed to squeeze into the last spot in the carpark. I sooo needed a coffee after that trip!

Another fantastic array of comps & consoles on offer again, and thought the change of layout was really good. Wet myself when i saw that Sega Rally 2-up arcade setup!

Crashed out on the Bomberman tourney (again) but managed to at least win one game. Totally hilarious when Mike gave the booby prize back!

Likewise, thought the ZX Specadore and matching Sinclair 1541 drive was so funny!

Thanks Andy for Iss 3 RG mag, and pass on my thanks to your family for providing such wonderful food and service. Words aren't enough for that wonderful chilli....oh and those cornflake cakes...my god!

Big thanks to Scott for in introducing me to Starblade on the 3DO. Picked one up on eBay last night ;D


..and well chuffed I bagged the Master System on the raffle. Also, managed to pickup that Megadrive and bumper games collection for £20.

A huge thanks to Andy & everyone involved & I look forward to seeing some of you again at Bletchley.

Photo's have been uploaded to my flickr account which can be found here -

http://www.flickr.com/photos/26527444@N06/

Kind regards

StiGGy











Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: imnogeek on May 17, 2010, 01:01:07 PM
Great day had by myself and imnosonofageek.

Layout was better this time and I liked the room put aside for chatting/eating (This may be of even more use in October) could have done with a bin in there ;)

I also agree with the PA system, oh and what a pleasent suprise no guitar hero  ::)

see ya next time
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: woody.cool on May 17, 2010, 01:14:53 PM
I had a great time as per usual. The chilli was really nice as always and a big thanks go to Andy & the rest of the crew for putting on the event.

Highlights: The ZX Specadore 64 with matching ZX 1541 ;D (you can always count on Kenz to bring that), spending far too much time watching Amiga demos on my A3000 and later on Scott's A1000 (the ones we could get to work in only 512kb of RAM), watching more C64 demos on Kenz's Specadore, playing a lots of games, lots of socialising, and still coming last in our little "The Crystal Connection" high score competition on the Beeb (something that me, Rinoa, Blackpanther and TwoHeadedBoy tend to play every time we see it at an event .... we're all yet to beat Blackpanther at that game!), no Rock Band/Guitar Hero making socialising impossible and the nice 'chill out' room at the side :)

Improvements: a PA system for Karl so he doesn't have to shout and I don't have to keep asking "What did he say?", also, where's the nearest cash machine? I forgot to draw any cash out on my trip up and hence had a very little amount of cash on me ::)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/26527444@N06/
Nice pictures. I really like the ones you've got of people playing on the machines.
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 17, 2010, 01:48:25 PM
Whilst i wait for the rain to stop, just uploaded a short RCM 'walkaround' video from yesterday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zNF5079pno (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zNF5079pno)

Regards

StiGGy
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: Panther on May 17, 2010, 01:52:57 PM
Phu on the Amstrad 6128, whilst I was no doubt on Cannon Fodder on the Archimedes A3020, my son was having a good go at wearing out the 3D glasses on the Master System, as he seemed to spend so much time on it !!!
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: muguk on May 17, 2010, 04:28:53 PM
I go to RCM meetings mainly for the craic - usually too busy yakking and quaffing the excellent coffee by the bucketful - the new cup sizes were great!  Hope everyone's deliveries are working too (esp. Jimbo's as I think my h/d caddy has finally kicked the bucket!).

I hardly get any time on the machines themselves except for that extra-special game on the Jag.  Can someone make a rotary controller .. please!  Jagpad thumb every six months is damn painful :)

Glad to see that my Jap Sega Saturn works with Jap originals and PAL originals.  So it's just 'demo' versions (US & Jap) that don't work on it now.  Time to get in touch with Console Passion :)

OK, so I managed to win my own donated prize c/o the Bomberman competition ... but I was glad it went to a more deserving home :)  Wonder if the new owner decided to take my advice and use the floppy disks from Rise of the Robots as coffee cup coasters and save his PC the embarrassment of actually trying to install it!

Next event for me will be the Eurocon in Manchester, so have fun at Bletchley Park :)
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: 1200xl on May 17, 2010, 05:13:31 PM
Quote
Glad to see that my Jap Sega Saturn works with Jap originals and PAL originals.  So it's just 'demo' versions (US & Jap) that don't work on it now.  Time to get in touch with Console Passion Smiley

or Sir Morris
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: Blackpanther on May 17, 2010, 06:33:53 PM
Eveyone has said what I think - Great layout, big selection of systems (some I've never seen), food was spot on and it was great talking to the usual members and new people.

Best thing about the event? Beating Stiggy on Sega Rally  ;D it was sooooooo close.

Thanks
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: muguk on May 17, 2010, 07:15:00 PM
Quote
Glad to see that my Jap Sega Saturn works with Jap originals and PAL originals.  So it's just 'demo' versions (US & Jap) that don't work on it now.  Time to get in touch with Console Passion Smiley

or Sir Morris

Aha ... I shall do so :)
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: 1200xl on May 17, 2010, 11:57:15 PM


I hardly get any time on the machines themselves except for that extra-special game on the Jag.  Can someone make a rotary controller .. please!  Jagpad thumb every six months is damn painful :)



anyone want to donate a jag pad for me to experiment with?
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: muguk on May 18, 2010, 06:41:54 AM


I hardly get any time on the machines themselves except for that extra-special game on the Jag.  Can someone make a rotary controller .. please!  Jagpad thumb every six months is damn painful :)



anyone want to donate a jag pad for me to experiment with?

I think I've got one or two.  Will have a good root around tonight.
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: AndyRCM on May 18, 2010, 08:10:02 AM
Back on topic . . .

Pros . . . computers, consoles, arcade machines, loads of new friends and of course all of my old friends (and family)

Cons . . . running out of room for other systems, tiredness, we do need a PA and erm . . . that's about it for me!

A
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: The Twins on May 18, 2010, 10:39:36 AM
Pros - everyone who managed to get a muffin, (coz Dave had 3!!!), loving them!!!, chatting to people I had not met before and who came up to me to relieve my boredom on the door,the lovely Bagley family adopting Tabatha for the day, even if she did eat half their food!!

Cons - Being stuck on the door ALL day, with no-one offering to take me off for even just half and hour!
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: PhoenixTLB on May 18, 2010, 10:50:47 AM
Sorry you were on the door all day Linda, maybe we should have a rota between admins to do an hour or so each next time?

Pros - Loved the layout this time, seemed to flow well, the food/chillout room seemed to see a lot of use. The cabinets in the main room added that little extra atmosphere.

Cons - A few people mentioned to me that the spec sheets did not include year of manufacture to give an idea of development, poor Karl shouting his lungs out  ;D

Only small things so apart from that an awesome time!
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: AndyRCM on May 18, 2010, 10:50:54 AM
Pros - everyone who managed to get a muffin, (coz Dave had 3!!!), loving them!!!, chatting to people I had not met before and who came up to me to relieve my boredom on the door,the lovely Bagley family adopting Tabatha for the day, even if she did eat half their food!!

Cons - Being stuck on the door ALL day, with no-one offering to take me off for even just half and hour!


Apologies for that Linda, I should have relieved you . . . :(
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: AndyRCM on May 18, 2010, 10:51:45 AM
Sorry you were on the door all day Linda, maybe we should have a rota between admins to do an hour or so each next time?

Pros - Loved the layout this time, seemed to flow well, the food/chillout room seemed to see a lot of use. The cabinets in the main room added that little extra atmosphere.

Cons - A few people mentioned to me that the spec sheets did not include year of manufacture to give an idea of development, poor Karl shouting his lungs out  ;D

Only small things so apart from that an awesome time!

I thought about that too . . . :(
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: The Twins on May 18, 2010, 10:58:26 AM
Pros - everyone who managed to get a muffin, (coz Dave had 3!!!), loving them!!!, chatting to people I had not met before and who came up to me to relieve my boredom on the door,the lovely Bagley family adopting Tabatha for the day, even if she did eat half their food!!

Cons - Being stuck on the door ALL day, with no-one offering to take me off for even just half and hour!


Apologies for that Linda, I should have relieved you . . . :(

Not in public darling!!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: Phu on May 18, 2010, 11:54:38 AM
Phu on the Amstrad 6128, whilst I was no doubt on Cannon Fodder on the Archimedes A3020, my son was having a good go at wearing out the 3D glasses on the Master System, as he seemed to spend so much time on it !!!

I was playing Beach Head..... it is genuinely one of the worst versions I've ever played. Unresponsive keys, poor collision detection, and the mines in the secret passage section were so close together it was almost impossible.

For a CPC version, it could have been so much better :(

-- Richard
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: Andy on May 18, 2010, 12:48:56 PM
Was probably a port of the Spectrum version.  :D
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: comicbooknerd on May 19, 2010, 02:45:28 PM
This was my first time at the event but it definitely wont be my last! The day was fantastic, I think you guys did a great job with the space etc that you had!

I think most of my feedback will be similar to all the above mentioned but I think other merchandise would have been nice to be on show too, not just the games and consoles, maybe rare adverts on the projector or any posters anyone may have had

I also agree with the idea of putting say the Atari's together, then the home consoles, then all the Amstrad stuff together etc.

Apart from that I have no complaints at all, it was such a great day and I will be editing and uploading various bits of footage to my youtube channel over the next week or so. I got an interview with the owner of the Jaguar VR and that video is being uploaded as we speak.

Check out my channel for some videos from the day www.youtube.com/8comicbooknerd9
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: Phu on May 19, 2010, 02:53:00 PM
We used to group the machines together. The May '09 event had an Amiga corner, etc. but we found people didn't go around the event properly... they'd gather around their favourite machines and not notice everything else on display.

When we mixed everything up, people moved on more quickly and stopped at systems they might not have done before. This way seems to work best both in terms of improving the experience and in spreading people out at the venue.

When we (finally/eventually/when hell freezes over/we win the lottery/delete as appropriate) get permanent premises there'll probably be a more logical structure to everything, but now "mixed up" seems to work best ;)

-- Richard
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: Gaztee on May 21, 2010, 11:02:48 AM
Finally I get the chance to say what a great day I had. My first time too & hopefully not my last, although I definitely can't make the Halloween show as I will either be in Canada, or at Wembley!
I'm glad that the Jag VR was generally well received  8) especially as its probably its last showing by me in the UK!
It was really good to meet so many people & see some weird & wonderful gaming machines. A great job was done by all! I hope I get the chance to come along again in the future.
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: AndyRCM on May 21, 2010, 11:10:57 AM
@gaztee - you are always welcome mate - with or without the VR ;)

A
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: homgran on May 21, 2010, 11:40:14 PM
As Lindsay (gingerpenguins) said, I had an awesome time! My only complaint is that the time flew by far too quickly. I'm really looking forward to the Halloween event. :) Some of the highlights:

[.] Having a shot of the Jaguar VR.
[.] Playing the Virtual On coin-op (even though Lindsay hammered me!!).
[.] The Bomberman tournament. :D
[.] Meeting up with and chatting to the other attendees. :)

I can't really think of any negatives. The suggestion of a PA system is a good call, though.

-Matt
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: Panther on May 22, 2010, 01:17:04 AM
Everyone wears a BIG fookin' badge with their name on, cause so many people attend and I don't know they've even been !!!
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: rewind on May 22, 2010, 01:39:58 AM
yeah I'm with you on the badge thing!!
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: The Twins on May 22, 2010, 08:25:35 AM
Everyone wears a BIG fookin' badge with their name on, cause so many people attend and I don't know they've even been !!!
We gave out badges on the other events , and this time there was a sheet with labels for people to put their name on if wanted.
People who are not members do not want badges for some reason, and when they are paying on the door, sometimes everything is rushed, coz they just want to get in and start playing.
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: woody.cool on May 22, 2010, 11:43:32 AM
Well, I go round and talk to people ;) I find out who they are and tell them who I am ....... has the art of conversation died off these days :o
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: The Twins on May 22, 2010, 11:58:41 AM
Well, I go round and talk to people ;) I find out who they are and tell them who I am ....... has the art of conversation died off these days :o

Exactly Woody I totally agree, Introducing yourself to someone and actually making the effort to talk to people may be difficult for some, but everyone is friendly enough at our events to want to have a natter with anyone who approaches them!
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: rewind on May 22, 2010, 09:43:13 PM
not if you're like me, and need to meet people at least 3 times before you can remember their name.

Clearly I'm not a people person  :P

seriously, I'd have been more than happy to have a badge.
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: 1200xl on May 22, 2010, 11:13:30 PM
Some people are not that confident, especially in a large room full of people that they have never met before. I missed the badges this year
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: woody.cool on May 23, 2010, 02:31:57 AM
I suppose you're right. I just take for granted that I've gained confidence by attending these events.
When I attended my first ever gaming event (Retro North, back in 2007), I barely spoke to anyone .... I didn't know anybody, and they didn't know who I was .... until I brought an Amiga 1200 out the back of my car ;)
Since then, I've gained the confidence to speak to people at events.

For those are feeling shy, just look for me ..... I'm usually wearing either a Street Fighter II top, or a white top with the Amiga Kickstart 1.3 logo on it. I'm happy to introduce people.
But yeah, I'll wear a name badge anyway, as it's usually good to see people's forum name anyway, as I've spoke to people at events and forgotten their names :o
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: Andy on May 23, 2010, 07:54:16 AM
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/cgi-bin/sitewise.pl?act=gallerybig&p=7094&id=comphist   ;D
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: woody.cool on May 23, 2010, 12:58:58 PM
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/cgi-bin/sitewise.pl?act=gallerybig&p=7094&id=comphist   ;D
AGHHHHHHHHH! That's a terrible picture.
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: muguk on May 23, 2010, 03:59:31 PM
Ooops - whilst testing out this Asda TV/Monitor of mine, I plugged in the Saturn and found an original Duke Nukem 3D in it from the RCM show.  Is it RCM's or someone else's that was left in my Jap Saturn?

Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: AndyRCM on May 23, 2010, 04:23:55 PM
Well . . . we do have Duke Nukem . . . so I guess it could be RCMs! :)

A
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: muguk on May 23, 2010, 04:31:25 PM
Well . . . we do have Duke Nukem . . . so I guess it could be RCMs! :)

A

Let me know if your box is empty (oo-er!) and will put it to one side for you when you pick them shelves up :)

Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: DBloke on May 27, 2010, 07:39:43 AM
Question regarding the Bomberman tournament that I filmed all of

Anybody want all of it or highlights/best bits of it?
I have about a hour and a half of it and where as it is probably gonna be better than a live action film of it it is a bit long (and hard to crop as I didnt zoom in)
Also who took part in what heat of it? (Who was what player would be even more helpful
Heres my first video of it (as the others are just going to be the different wired games/tech that where there
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBmikZhM_jE

Virtual ON THE FLOOR!!
(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/8536/photo0083f.th.jpg) (http://img269.imageshack.us/i/photo0083f.jpg/)
Everyone wears a BIG fookin' badge with their name on, cause so many people attend and I don't know they've even been !!!

Like my T-shirt didnt get people knowing who I was
Next time I shall use TEH BIGGAR FONTS!!
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: Panther on May 27, 2010, 08:45:30 AM


Like my T-shirt didnt get people knowing who I was


Must have missed that one !!  :-[

Quote from: 1200xl

Some people are not that confident, especially in a large room full of people that they have never met before. I missed the badges this year

I think I must fall into that category !!  :'( I generally talk to the people I know, sometimes I wished i took after my Dad, he will speak to ANYONE !!!  :o
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: DBloke on May 27, 2010, 08:49:12 AM
Im hoping to be more easier to spot at the next events

Yes some kind of hat
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: Panther on May 27, 2010, 09:05:02 AM
Try a big sombreo  :P
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: DBloke on May 27, 2010, 09:23:52 AM
Try a big sombreo  :P

Thinking along the lines of a big mouse courser
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: Phu on May 28, 2010, 05:36:51 PM
Attn: DPrinny.

I have complaints to make against you regarding sacrilege! ;)

Re: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBmikZhM_jE

You called an Atom an Electron, a Vic 20 a C64, an Atari 5200 an Atari 7800 and an Apple IIgs a Mac (the IIgs, although having a similar GUI is based on pre-Mac technology and not compatible).

Otherwise a good video :)

-- Richard
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: DBloke on May 28, 2010, 10:38:28 PM
Bah!

I blame timing and my 48k memory(and that I don't really do these older computers)
(and tiredness as I had a sleepless night)
Reuping without tags will add them afterwards

In the mean time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMcry3sOGYA


Edit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjcyxNxupyM
Theres the clean version
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: DBloke on May 31, 2010, 06:44:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9VhAit03LA
Me playing Virtual on

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOVGbI0kLO0

Odds and sods
(or the left overs)

Last vid of the event


NO MORE VIDS FROM ME FOR A WEEK OR SO!!!
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: imoneofthem on July 13, 2010, 05:40:26 AM
There was a pretty MAME cabinet set up in the corner but the 3D arcade frontend software was either buggy or had insufficient resources to run on. Last time there was someone with MAME + an X-Arcade stick and I loved it.

The layout of the previous event was much better and occupied all 3 rooms rather than just the two, what was the reason for this?
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: Phu on July 13, 2010, 08:43:46 AM
The MAME cabinet is currently running fe3darcade which just about runs on the hardware, which is admittedly a tiny bit underpowered. Most of the time it runs fine, but it is beta-level software so there are a few bugs. The most noticable of issues is that it isn't fully configured, so it takes (often incorrect) guesses at what games should be in the arcade.

We are looking at other frontends so this may change for the next event.

We change the overall layout at each event anyway, but on this occasion we didn't have as many people bringing "collections" so there was less space used in the two front rooms. As a result, we set one of them aside as a "chill out" area, in particular so that those stopping for some lunch had somewhat proper to sit down and eat.

We're planning on the same chill-out area for the next event in October, but we haven't finalised the layout for the main hall and the other front room yet.

-- Richard
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: Panther on July 13, 2010, 08:51:09 AM
The MAME cabinet is currently running fe3darcade which just about runs on the hardware, which is admittedly a tiny bit underpowered. Most of the time it runs fine, but it is beta-level software so there are a few bugs. The most noticable of issues is that it isn't fully configured, so it takes (often incorrect) guesses at what games should be in the arcade.

We are looking at other frontends so this may change for the next event.


I must admit, I find the 3D arcade awkward to use, perhaps I'm just so used to the pick a game off the list in MAME setup  :-\

Might be worth getting an instruction sheet done, explaining what buttons do what, credits, one player start etc. as I've seen people aimlessly pressing buttons trying to get games working, and I couldn't help them much either  :-[

I thought the 'Chill Out' area was good, nice to be able to sit down and eat some food  :)
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: comicbooknerd on July 18, 2010, 07:45:51 PM
Took way to long to sort this out but I recently uploaded some more footage from the event onto youtube. Heres the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa9QtrScQwk

let me know what you guys think!
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: AndyRCM on July 18, 2010, 07:57:31 PM
As always a great watch! I forget how busy our events get - thanks for posting . . . ;)

A
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: Scarlettkitten on July 18, 2010, 08:22:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa9QtrScQwk

let me know what you guys think!

Great Video 8)
Title: Re: May Open Day 2010 Feedback
Post by: comicbooknerd on August 04, 2010, 11:08:31 AM
Thanks, took way too long for me to get round to editing but i'm glad I got there in the end.