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#111 torgo

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 09:05 PM

I would try to find a new home for the 3/DS game holder and see if it's to your liking first. If you find that unacceptable then maybe you should try mounting the sound bar to the wall. You can easily put the game holder back on the entertainment shelf and return things back to normal, the same can't be said for the holes in the wall if you decided you dislike the wall-mounted sound bar.

 

Yeah, especially because I think I have to buy the mounting brackets separately. I was thinking of moving the GameCube to the left side, and then putting the Switch where the GameCube is now, partly because the left side of the sound bar is where the volume indicator lights are; kinda helps to be able to see those.



#112 G-tech

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 11:12 AM

Placing the Switch where the GameCube is currently located might be a problem considering all the ports in the dock faces rightward. You could potentially put strain on the cables and/or ports trying to connect them to your setup.

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#113 torgo

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 12:46 PM

Placing the Switch where the GameCube is currently located might be a problem considering all the ports in the dock faces rightward. You could potentially put strain on the cables and/or ports trying to connect them to your setup.

 

You've successfully convinced me - it's going where the GameCube goes!

 

Since they come out the right side, I'd have to pull them very tightly back to the left to go around the left side of the sidebar and to the back. But on the right side, where the GameCube is, they can just hang down off the side and be routed over to power and the hole in the wall with a more relaxed loop.

 

This plan may change in the future without announcement, depending on actual circumstances.



#114 torgo

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 06:57 PM

I know everyone's been waiting to see what I'm going to do next, and now your wait is over! Tonight I present the first chapter in The Cartridge Cabinet!

 

With my mom moving, she decided to get rid of her early-2000s 27" CRT TV. I decided to take it home, since it has multiple inputs (even component! But sadly, it's not ED/HD, so the GameCube can't take advantage of it in progressive mode). I like playing the older games on an actual CRT for obvious reasons, and combining this TV with an old printer cabinet that I had will be the perfect solution!

 

Right now I'm just laying things out, and I had to cut a hole in the back of the shelf, so that I can route power and video cables between the two levels. Further plans include repainting the cabinet, decorating it, and getting the cabling cleaned up and secured better than it is now.

 

CartridgeCabinet1.jpg

 

Now I'm all set to play my old cartridge-based games, be they Atari 2600, NES, SNES, or N64. I fired up Defender on the 2600, and man that thing hurt my hands. Super Mario RPG won out for the screen shot example, because I don't remember that game ever hurting my hands so much. :)






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