neo geo cd

googlefest1

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i read on another site that the neogo cd is the same thing as the neo geo aes and mvs just that the games are cheap cds

also can you use the big aes controler on this system
 

Burning Angel

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AFAIK that's right, it's the same old architecture with an old and sluggish 1X CDROM drive :puke:

And came with awful thumbjoysticks instead of the old-but-never-out-of-fashion AES controllers yuck
 

Arakon

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it's not exactly the same thing. less ram, slow as fuck loading times (sometimes DURING a level), some games had details (animation frames, backgrounds) removed to fit the RAM of the ngcd.

you can use the sticks on it.

but unless you got lots of time and can get one really cheap, get a MVS and a supergun.
 

ExCyber

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From a tech standpoint, NGCD is very much like a Neo-Geo AES with a built-in copier unit. One that doesn't have enough RAM. Or a cart slot. So it only plays hacked games from the manufacturer. Meh.
 

DBOY

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NeoGeo CD was a great cheap alternative to an MVS. It still is if you're interested in older NeoGeo only games (like Art of Fighting 1-3).

Most of us can't afford to spend $300-$500 for a system and $300 per game. And few of the people who can afford it have any desire to unless they're major NeoGeo fans.

If you're a collector, NeoGeo AES is the way to go, but if you just want to playt he games and can't sinkt he money to be a collector, the CD system was the alternative.

/me still loves his NeoGeo CD
 

Arakon

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that's why you get a MVS and get the best of both worlds.

aof 3 is a bad example, btw.. the ngcd version is seriously cut back, smaller characters, cut down backgrounds, etc.
 

sizone

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so, how big are all the boards in a aes machine. seems the cheapest and best alternative would be to get an old upright, sans well, the upright case. stuff the inards in a p.c. case or something and get arcade carts
 

DBOY

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Originally posted by Arakon@Oct 10, 2003 @ 12:05 PM

that's why you get a MVS and get the best of both worlds.

aof 3 is a bad example, btw.. the ngcd version is seriously cut back, smaller characters, cut down backgrounds, etc.
The characters were the same size, they cut the zooming from the game's engine (which really sucked). But the game came loaded with kickass extras and the arranged soundtrack is awesome.
 

PUNJABEE

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Originally posted by Burning Angel@Jul 15, 2003 @ 12:04 AM

And came with awful thumbjoysticks instead of the old-but-never-out-of-fashion AES controllers yuck
the old-style sticks are some of the best stock console controllers ever made, as are the CD style pads. The thumbstick design is way better than the cross D-pad in every sense of the word.

While I do think the actual button placement was a little retarded, they were/are still great controllers. You can rip someone a new crack with one of those pads on Real Bout Special. And they are ideal for platformers like Blues Journey.

For the guy that asked if the Sticks could be used on the NeoCD, yes. All NeoGeo controllers, (old style stick, CD pad, and "jellybean" controller) can work on ALL NeoGeo systems... including the MVS. The 2 slot MVS motherboard (and a select revision of the 1 slot boards) and others had built in NeoGeo controller ports, along with a memory card reader.
 

PUNJABEE

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Originally posted by sizone@Oct 10, 2003 @ 05:20 PM

so, how big are all the boards in a aes machine. seems the cheapest and best alternative would be to get an old upright, sans well, the upright case. stuff the inards in a p.c. case or something and get arcade carts
The boards differ in size, depending on how many slots you are looking for. The largest is the 6-Slot system. Check HardMVS.Com for any information on the MVS motherboards.

As for the MVS carts, they are the exact same size as the home carts, just with different sized connectors for the motherboard. There about 8"x6"x1.5".

The "innards" of an arcade cab you speak of can be made into what's called a SuperGun. With these superguns, you can play Arcade boards on your television, including the NeoGeo MVS system, the Capcom CPS1,2 and 3 systems, NAOMI, and any other type of JAMMA arcade board. (JAMMA is a standard arcades use) Several companies on the internet sell these superguns commercially, specifically MAS Systems. They build a great one called the SuperNova, I have one myself.
 
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