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Re: Best Console Ports of Donkey Kong?

by Ziggy587 Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:09 am

There's a fan project to make a NES port that's much closer to the original arcade game than the original NES port. It plays in TATE mode.

http://forums.nesdev.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=16688

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Re: Best Console Ports of Donkey Kong?

by ESauced Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:54 pm

Good thing most tube TVs stand on their side so easily :lol:
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Re: Best Console Ports of Donkey Kong?

by Nert Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:40 pm

Oh wow, I'd totally be interested in grabbing that. Playing on a CRT in Tate mode would be awesome. Also they did release it on switch? That'll do in the mean time. Surprised there aren't mini arcade cabinets you can slide the switch into, I'd be into that. Especially with all the shooters on there
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Re: Best Console Ports of Donkey Kong?

by ESauced Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:23 pm

Nert wrote:Oh wow, I'd totally be interested in grabbing that. Playing on a CRT in Tate mode would be awesome. Also they did release it on switch? That'll do in the mean time. Surprised there aren't mini arcade cabinets you can slide the switch into, I'd be into that. Especially with all the shooters on there


I’ve seen some mini arcade cabs for switch. Maybe on Etsy? I don’t know if there are vertical ones though
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Re: Best Console Ports of Donkey Kong?

by Ziggy587 Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:30 am

ESauced wrote:Good thing most tube TVs stand on their side so easily :lol:


Even so, how many people are willing to TATE their CRT every time they wanna play? Especially if you own something 27" or larger... They aren't easy to lift.

A lot of later CRTs (with flat screens) had very boxy cabinets, making it easier to stand on its side.
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Re: Best Console Ports of Donkey Kong?

by CRTGAMER Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:19 am

Ziggy587 wrote:
ESauced wrote:Good thing most tube TVs stand on their side so easily :lol:
Even so, how many people are willing to TATE their CRT every time they wanna play? Especially if you own something 27" or larger... They aren't easy to lift.

A lot of later CRTs (with flat screens) had very boxy cabinets, making it easier to stand on its side.

Have care though, the larger CRTs could crack the bezel when rotated. The matched curve supports are only at the base.

Left bottom corner of picture below, The tube supported inside by cradles only at the bottom. There are no supports other then the thin plastic bezel when the TV rotated to TATE mode. The larger over 100 pond tubes without the supports eventually will drop out inside when set sideways.

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by Erik_Twice Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:17 am

Ziggy587 wrote:Even so, how many people are willing to TATE their CRT every time they wanna play? Especially if you own something 27" or larger... They aren't easy to lift.

This is one of the reasons why I own two monitors. It wouldn't be safe or even possible for me to TATE my 31kg monitor each time I want to play on vertical.
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Re: Best Console Ports of Donkey Kong?

by Ziggy587 Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:44 pm

Erik_Twice wrote:
Ziggy587 wrote:Even so, how many people are willing to TATE their CRT every time they wanna play? Especially if you own something 27" or larger... They aren't easy to lift.

This is one of the reasons why I own two monitors. It wouldn't be safe or even possible for me to TATE my 31kg monitor each time I want to play on vertical.


68.34 pounds, for our American friends.

I'm not sure how heavy my 27" Sony Wega is, but it's a bear to deal with. My 32" Trinitron... I can't even move it by myself.

PVMs have very square enclosures and are mostly (relatively) small in size. I'd imagine they're probably the best to TATE.
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Re: Best Console Ports of Donkey Kong?

by Tanooki Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:59 pm

A Sony WEGA 27" should be probably 60lbs or more, they're not light. When you get into the very low 30s they're around 100lbs.
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Re: Best Console Ports of Donkey Kong?

by samsonlonghair Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:09 pm

Tanooki wrote:A Sony WEGA 27" should be probably 60lbs or more, they're not light. When you get into the very low 30s they're around 100lbs.

As a matter of fact, I own a 27” Sony WEGA. I can tell you it weighs exactly 99lbs. I can also tell you that I have no intention of trying to turn this behemoth onto its side.

By the way, if anyone is reading this post from metric land (not ‘merica) 99lbs = 44.9kg just for your information.
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