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General Chat => Arcade Lifestyle => Topic started by: Level42 on April 01, 2010, 06:10:29 PM

Title: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: Level42 on April 01, 2010, 06:10:29 PM
Very cool !!!

(http://www.thinkgeek.com/images/products/other/icade_main.jpg)


http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/iCade.shtml

Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: polaris on April 01, 2010, 06:13:18 PM
you know its april the 1st right andre  :D
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: Level42 on April 01, 2010, 06:21:36 PM
Really ??  ;D
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: Blanka on April 02, 2010, 10:54:51 AM
Just wrote them an e-mail to make it in Real. We are about to finish Mame for jailbroken iPads, so that would take off the legal problems for them.
Title: After one year .. the iCade Cab is available
Post by: 2-mad on July 07, 2011, 10:09:37 AM
After one year I got one !
I ordered one... $99,- with tax and shipping it was EUR 119,-
(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/438/img0745ox.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/39/img0745ox.jpg/)  (http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/5816/img0746pry.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/694/img0746pry.jpg/)

Its not perfect, but a "must have" I think .. I will take it to the Eurocade too !!!

Regards

Didi
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: DarthNuno on July 07, 2011, 04:42:30 PM
Nice, but I prefer the initial design  :P
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: Vnera on July 07, 2011, 04:59:58 PM
fun fact. this was a 1 April joke but the demand became so high that thy started making them.
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: kroustibat on July 07, 2011, 09:29:56 PM
Nice, but I prefer the initial design  :P

i do also prefer the initial aswell. this year , thinkgeek imagine an apple store playmobil set , i'm sure there's demand for that ^^
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: Blanka on July 11, 2011, 05:23:48 PM
Too bad there is no Mame for iPad, and BT only supports 4 simultaneous keypresses. An Android tab would have been better for this with easier app install and USB input device support.
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: mchay on July 11, 2011, 05:38:12 PM
You can now jailbreak ipad 2 and MAME is possible:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdDBC_pap2o
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: Wil2000 on July 13, 2011, 10:53:43 AM
Damn, it's very difficult to resist to the iPad attraction after that video, but I will be strong, and keep my money for another brand, I have lost all of my trust with Apple since my maaaaaaany iPhone problems.
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: Blanka on July 14, 2011, 08:59:33 AM
I'm waiting for the EEEpad Transformer 3G. Guess there's MAME for that too, and at least it comes with a keyboard.
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: 2-mad on August 04, 2011, 07:37:16 AM
I Jailbreaked my iPad and now 2500 Arcade-Games are available ..
Yes .. it communicates via Bluetooth but it works perfect ..
I tested several things with the "iMame4all" App coder and now you can use the result of his work and my tests.

I like those useless things ..

You all can have a look at the Eurocade ..

Didi
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: Blanka on August 11, 2011, 04:21:34 PM
Yes .. it communicates via Bluetooth but it works perfect ..
How many simultaneous keys does it handle? Apple's normal BT keyboard only does 4.
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: 2-mad on August 14, 2011, 08:15:28 PM
hm.. I've never checked ..
But we can do all tests you want  !
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: Level42 on August 14, 2011, 08:43:34 PM
I was stupid enough to upgrade to 4.3.5 so now I can't jailbrake until iOS5. O well, can't take long ;)
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: DarthNuno on September 06, 2011, 07:23:57 PM
And what about this one?  ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum2/atariarcade.jpg)
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: Sonic 1992 on September 06, 2011, 07:28:09 PM
Now that looks like from the Future!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on September 06, 2011, 08:18:27 PM
I had the chance to play the iCade at the Eurocade. It sucked big time (for me) because there was so much lag that I could already grab my beer bottle again after firing a shot in Galaga and seing the shot on the screen. Unplayable for me. This is a gadget for people who are not used to play the original stuff (or a good mame cab of course). If you want the arcade experience this is not the right thing. I'd go for a small setup with LCD screen and Atom board in a simular shell. all in all less expensive than the iPad and this iCade thing. Just my oppinion of course.
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: Q*ris on September 06, 2011, 09:02:39 PM
(...) because there was so much lag that I could already grab my beer bottle again after firing a shot in Galaga and seing the shot on the screen (...)
Hahaaaaa, and with this post you are officially BUSTED PunkRockCaveman!!!
The rules were no drinks near the games!!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on September 06, 2011, 09:06:11 PM
Near the real games ... this was just an iPad, c'mon ...  ;D
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: Q*ris on September 06, 2011, 10:04:05 PM
Point taken  ;D
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: Level42 on September 06, 2011, 11:26:51 PM
Near the real games ... this was just an iPad, c'mon ...  ;D
Ahum, right next to my rare PAL Atari 800 !  :) ;D ;D

Mmmm, I thought Galaga was always like that... ;D ;D ;D

but....what is the cause, the hardware or the software ? The iPad is definitely powerful enough to emulate at full speed.

That Atari thing looks nice. Is is really an Atari product ?
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on September 07, 2011, 06:04:00 AM
I guess it's because of the bluetooth connection. They should have given Apple the money for the license to develop a real keyboard.  :wink:
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: Level42 on September 07, 2011, 06:35:51 AM
Ah, I thought it had a connector.
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: Wil2000 on September 07, 2011, 10:42:23 AM
I think the connector is made for the power source of the docking station, and the communication is made by the "nearly" bluetooth of Apple.
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on September 07, 2011, 11:04:48 AM
Correct ... the connector is just for power.
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: Blanka on September 08, 2011, 10:50:54 AM
And what about this one?  ::)  :arrow:
Hope it is better controlled over BT than apple's keyboard. That one only does 4 simultaneous presses. Don't know if that is a BT restriction, or an Apple KB restriction.
4 keys with 8 actionbuttons is too little. You can't move in full action then.
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: 2-mad on September 08, 2011, 01:14:38 PM
I was stupid enough to upgrade to 4.3.5 so now I can't jailbrake until iOS5. O well, can't take long ;)

.. 4.3.5 can be jailbreaked ... as I know .. or am I wrong ?
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: Level42 on September 08, 2011, 02:16:11 PM
Not by using jailbreakme.com or any other way. The jailbreak "developers" are waiting for iOS5 now....
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: 2-mad on September 08, 2011, 06:01:21 PM
Not by using jailbreakme.com or any other way. The jailbreak "developers" are waiting for iOS5 now....

Nut using this damn website but using Redsnow .. Look here :

http://www.redmondpie.com/jailbreak-4.3.5-ios-iphone-4-3gs-ipod-touch-4g-3g-ipad-1-using-redsn0w-how-to-tutorial/ (http://www.redmondpie.com/jailbreak-4.3.5-ios-iphone-4-3gs-ipod-touch-4g-3g-ipad-1-using-redsn0w-how-to-tutorial/)
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: Level42 on September 09, 2011, 08:33:13 AM
Nothing wrong with that website as far as I've heard...

But uhhmmm, please READ what the page you link to says:

iPad 2 is obviously not supported.

Why that is obvious I don't know...but it's not...
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: 2-mad on September 09, 2011, 08:44:42 AM
What about a tethered or non-tethered jailbreak ??
What about the other JB's ?? Greenlime, Blacksnow, bla bla bla Yellowsnow  :lol:

And what ever ?? There MUST be a JB ...

iOS will never be save ..(maybe yes .. it's a Linux derivate)
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: Level42 on September 09, 2011, 08:55:14 AM
Haven't dived that deep yet...I'll just wait until they break iOS5 I guess...

I don't like to hack too much...no time :P
Title: Re: Wow, I was already planning on an iPad, but this is fun !
Post by: 2-mad on September 09, 2011, 09:23:38 AM
It doesn't really matter .. if the hack is not working at all, you can restore your iDevice using iTunes every time.