My little Retrogaming Project
I do miss the old days in Brighton arcades, often getting motion sickness playing FPSs and too much emphasis on hyper realistic rendering, Anti Alaising I miss the old school hand drawn sprites....maybe I'm getting too old lol. Having played Emulators on LCDs and going back to old arcades I always regret how all the artwork of games of old are stretched scaled and deinterlaced beyond recognition.
So reading up on CRT I started a little arcade project (wife is most concerned!) here's the little handy work so far:
Middle LCD for work, the monitor to the left is an old Phillps CM8833 CRT (tilted vertically for Vertical Shoot em ups - or TATE) Screen to the right is a B&O CRT for horizontal shooters, powered by 2 Stone PCs (£34 ish each from eBay)..funny enough the most expensive thing was the VGA to SCART RGB adaptor (nearly £50 lol) This running madly enough down to 256 x 240 Progressive if needed.. so spits out video in native res as if it was originally intended, picture on it is spectacular, free of tearing and jerkiness when scrolling (even vs clever CRT filters they have in MAME now)
Some in game shots:
At some point I hope to learn a bit of Woodworking and build a proper arcade machine around the equipment I have got. Wife thinks I'm mad lol