old system setups

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clok1966
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Bill just showed us his "useable" setups and with my moving to a new house I'm at a delema. How do you guys setup old systems? No, I'm not looking for any specific answers.. just more a open ended thing. I had no room, so in my apartment i just had the Wii, PS3, PS2, and the 360 setup on my main TV. I also had (have) a Milk Crate like wire thing that is 6X6 square it held my PSone, SNES, Gamecube, Dreamcast, jaguar and 3DO and controlers and games (not all games and controlers of course). With all the other systems in the closet and dug out rarely (other then my intelvision i dont think any has been fired up in 15+ years). With my new home i have room.. but strangly enough im getting the "keep it uncluttered" bug going.. after living in a crowded clutterd apt for 25 years. i do have a living room and a Den so to speak.. the den has the 65" and all the systems above stup (or will again when i get done unpacking) and my MAME machine and a dedicated PC that is hooked up with 4 360 controlers that has a front end and basilcy every emulator made ... (again.. hardly ever used which is very sad). My second plan is i have a guest bedroom, i think that will be my secondary "game room" it will have an old school CRT (or my now idle 40" 10 year old LCD that i replaced with a 51" for my bedroom) and the old system.. im mixed on if i want to go old school CRT ... i never have been a huge stickler on the "look" of old school games.. but somehow the clean crisp LCD dont feel reight even to me. The bedroom alrady has a 8' by 10' wall rack (custom built) that holds all my DVD's, blue Rays and PSone,PS2, Ps3, Wii, 360 and gamecube games.. thought i had room to spare but its full.

ohhh boy.. does anybody have them all out and 'ready' to play? waht kind of room does it take? how do you display the games?

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Congratulations, Mark!

Congratulations, Mark!

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Mark Vergeer
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Indeed

A combination of Benno and Billy shelving.

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Did it again

I passed 2,000 subs for the third time this year but this time it is for real! This video is my 2,000+ subs special Game-Room Demonstruction video. Mind you all is relative, when I uploaded this video I had 2005 subs and now it has finished processing I lost 3 in the process - LOL.

On with the video, after the room-tour assisted by the wife I will do some shoutouts of channels that I currently feature on my channel home-page. Mind you not all are game related but most of them are. There are big but also small channels out there that definitely deserve more views. The links to the channels mentioned you will find below and on the channel home-page for now.

The magically floating camera is back filming the new gameroom setup. Instead of having everything game related in the gameroom I decided to put some things into a cabinet I have in the garage and focus on ergonomics and easy access. It also meant that the Sony Trinitron CRT is resting in the attic-bedroom for the moment as it was totally crowding the TV stand. I have 14 systems hooked up to the 27" LCD and have 4 CRTs hooked up to accomodate the consoles that need scanlines! All systems in the main gaming area can be grabbed - apart from the PS3 as I have no way of capturing HDMI hence the lack of PS3 videos on my channel.

The old computer systems like the BBC Micro, the Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad, MSX, are located in drawers easy to pick out of and temporarily set up on the table in front of the radiator or in my study. The systems are easily hooked up over svideo, RGB scart, composite, component, HDMI or VGA.

The drawers below the TV set consist of 1 drawer filled with ziplock-bagged controllers, a a drawer with a modded playstation 1, one with an Amiga 1200 and the PCEngine/Duo-R. In my study is a drawer with the Beeb, a drawer with C64 goodies. All easily accessible.

Now time for the shout-outs from the Channels to check out-bit on my YT Channel page:
https://www.youtube.com/user/WorldAccordingtoRich
https://www.youtube.com/user/MoreDakka101
https://www.youtube.com/user/RARESHAPES
https://www.youtube.com/user/davidhass3lh0ff
https://www.youtube.com/user/JakalairVG
https://www.youtube.com/user/woodengamer
https://www.youtube.com/user/Rockythefishman
https://www.youtube.com/user/DaveWebster
https://www.youtube.com/user/Dennoman2007
https://www.youtube.com/user/LargosMaximilian
https://www.youtube.com/user/gamesbloke
https://www.youtube.com/user/65Gamerguy
https://www.youtube.com/user/grubgun
https://www.youtube.com/user/darrenwalshsock
https://www.youtube.com/user/Kawaiiprincess01
https://www.youtube.com/user/kazxena
https://www.youtube.com/user/mnopxs2
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheDuelCritics

I will be doing some other shoutouts in the future, there are so many good channels I have subscribed to deserving some more attention - so if I haven't mentioned you now don't worry I'll probably do so sometime in the future.

Thank you all for the support and the interaction. It has been an amazing experience which is ongoing. I have met great friends, some of them have moved on to other things others have stuck around. Hopefully I will be meeting some of you guys over at Manchester for the Replay event in less than 7 weeks time Yay!

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Are those the BENNO shelving

Are those the BENNO shelving units from Ikea? - just bought 7 of those in black and they house my Wii,GC,DC,PS2,Saturn,PS1 and SNES collections (mostly!! over 500 boxed titles)

Nice stuff - easy to assemble, solid, have flexible shelf options, and look very smart. Still need maybe two more so I can get my megadrive and N64 boxed games safe and accessible...

All of my consoles are set up with the exception of the PS2 and N64 which I haven't got round to yet.

GC,Saturn,PS1,Megadrive connected by RGB SCART through a Thor powered switch into AV1 on my 32" Panasonic CRT. SNES and N64 connected to same via s-video. My 2600 is connected to AV2 via an old Sony VCR which converts the 2600 RF connection to a composite SCART into AV2 on the TV - which allows me to play PAL and PAL60 VCS games (and NTSC games with incorrect colours!).

The PS2 will go through the Thor and the N64 will connect via s-video which is the best option for PAL folk. Its all a bit messy at present (and requires two large multi-socket power blocks) but it works in an upstairs spare room. The games themselves are looking smart though.

The main storage problem I now have is for arcade sticks, wheels and the plethora of controllers I need to keep accessible and safe!

My DC and Wii are connected up downstairs via VGA and component to a 32" Sony LCD panel.

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ikea

the shelving is from Ikea! They make killer cd/DVD shelving and bookcases that have a good cost/effectiveness ratio. No solid wood but laminated wood-stuff. Very flexible. Still building ones own units with solid wood perfectly tailored to ones need will be cool too. Mind you I did modify quite a bit, especially to the cabinets opposite the couch.

Ikea stuff can be a pretty good basis, it is quite easy to put together and it is pretty solid.

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clok1966
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its amazing how you kept your

its amazing how you kept your boxes.. I kept my Intelvision ones as they held overlays and had a nice plastic slot for carts (and opened easy like a book, I didnt have to 'unbox" to get to game) and my 3D0.. well basicly any after the 3DO came out. But earlier stuff, Nes, atarti2600 etc.. no boxes :(

I think i have alot of stuff, and then i see what others have (especailly Bill and Computers). Mark your setup looks very "fun" can play anytime and that is what its about really (to me at least). The tall shelfs- they custom built? or some CD/DVD ones you picked up someplace? I want to take a picture of my shelves but right now i ahve about 30 packing boxes sitting in front of them.. going to be a long time till im unpacked. I think I will do something like yours.. less TV's and unfortantly less of everything.. I have a hide a bed in a couch in that room and want to keep it functional for guests.. not only the couch, but the room itslef.. so I am limited..

it looks awsome, wont happen, but if I am ever in that neck of the woods i would surely like to say hello and see it!

Mark Vergeer
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Separate room

basically I have set up a lot of items ready to play on 5 CRTs and a LCD with games easy to grab. All is located in a spare bedroom and not much game items are outside of that room. Apart from a big office cabinet and a wall of boxes in the attic space.

That keeps the rest of the house tidy and clutter free.

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My setup
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