It looks like my dream of building my own arcade machine is about to be crushed even before I really got started. One of the main issues was the money and the shipping cost to Norway, so naturally I wanted to check if Gremlin Solutions how much it would cost to ship a kit. I’ve sent them two e-mails in the past two weeks and they haven’t responded to any of them. If you fail this miserably at customer service, I won’t be giving you any money.
Because of this, I’m now looking elsewhere for a kit and the necessary parts to set up my Nostalgia Shrine. I’ve found Arcade Depot in the US of A, but they are referring to Gremlin as their UK business contact, so I’m not sure how well that will work out. Arcade Depot does shine quite well in a tutorial I read, though, so I’ll send them an e-mail.
There are some good news, however. I’ve been able to get MAME up and running on my computer and I’ve acquired some classic games like Galaga and 1942, which are both running perfectly. Playing with a keyboard isn’t really the kind of experience I’m aiming for, though. Let’s hope Arcade Depot is better to answer their e-mails or maybe they can wake up the guys at Gremlin.
2011-10-06 18:26 CET