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Awhile ago we posted the following PSA on a few modding facebook pages:
Facebook softmodding PSA

We want to make it clear, that demanding cabinets be modified isn't going to get us to look at them any faster and is in fact demotivational. We will start intentionally avoiding cabinets or people that make demands.

This includes the following comment on one of PDub's videos:
Asshole on youtube

Things like this will make us care less and ultimately just avoid the cabinet altogether, just wanted to throw that out there because I'm getting annoyed seeing this stuff and the constant questions of "This thing has a USB" or "This thing has an SD Card", or "The countercades are the same as the 3/4th why isn't this done there". No, they're not the same you're making an assumption and a stupid one. I had considered doing bigbuck sooner than later, but at this point, I will intentionally avoid it just because of this person... we have a long list of cabinets to go through and entitled attitudes won't help.

USB Ports, SD Card slots, Ethernet ports or any other form of peripheral does not make something more or less hackable, the methods we utilize do not rely on these while we may integrate them for use with the modification each cabinet will be different, not every cabinet will be running Batocera when we mod it as an example.

We'll get to cabinets when we get to them what we've announced is what we're working on, until then just be patient and don't be an asshole.

Thanks to all of those who appreciate the work and continue to support us/me in what we do I know I can come off as an asshole at times, but I'm trying to be clear as to why. We do this for fun and entitlement and such makes this less fun and makes me want to walk away from the hobby altogether.



DMod Fri, 07/22/2022 - 19:43

To add to this: Hacking these machines is a hobby for us. We all have full time jobs and releasing these hacks is a complicated endeavor. We pretty much have gained access to most of the cabs on the market, but that’s only a small part of actually releasing a polished, user friendly package that anyone can do. Sometimes there are performance issues with the hardware and games won’t perform well enough, sometimes getting a UI or controls working on these PCBs cause issues and sometimes we just don’t have a way to package the exploit we are using to gain access to some of these PCBs (or don’t want to burn it). 

We have a good relationship with our community and many YouTubers, so I’d just recommend to hang tight and check the discord for updates. We try to be open about our progress on what we are working on, but sometimes breakthroughs happen and we release something completely out of the blue as well. I know you all have excitement for your favorite cab to be hacked but demanding that we do something with it leaves a sour taste in our mouths and we will just move onto something else. 

Finally, we seem to be just about the only people doing this for the community and doing it for free! Expand your knowledge and start researching these PCBs yourself if you are desperate to hack them. It’s not impossible to learn and we often help people out who we see truly making progress here. There’s a ton of cabs and this is mainly a hobby for us, so we can’t be your custom development team for every cab out there. We’ll release what is interesting for us to work on when we are ready. 

joeythug Thu, 09/01/2022 - 18:15

In reply to by thewaitinggame

They got your bitch ass to come and make a comment you literally on their site talking shit. What no one will read your blog if you even created one crying about team encoders. Go make a fucking hack if then here there a list of request nba jam outrun pacman any of the arcades do something cause you're just a p.o.s. crying about what they can do or not do and what have you even did ???  Shit do big buck hunter. You mad over what?? We all curious to know what is this bitch so upset about ?? 

singhsta Tue, 07/26/2022 - 13:10

Hi just wondering if anything is available for the PARTYCADE Street Fighter 2 version? thanks!

dsnyder16 Fri, 07/29/2022 - 16:18

New to this but trying the nba jam countercade mod.  With switch in off position and unplugged, when i connect the usbc to usb to my laptop the countercade boots up when i click on the extracted file.  It allows me to update the drivers, but after closing the box the 2nd box stays greyed out.  Cannot go further.  Any help appreciated

dizzle4rizzle Fri, 08/19/2022 - 08:28

First, I want to thank you for the work and time you put in to make these soft mods. God knows I don't have the time, patience, and skill level to do any software engineering. Some things I just don't want to hardware mod all day you know but if I can get the original components to do extra stuff when people come over, thats a great feeling.

Keep up the great work!

thewaitinggame Sat, 08/20/2022 - 15:40

y'all butt hurt af over comments. you guys could never hack arcade1up just say it and stop acting like y'all got it figured out. this is a waste of time. why do people even promote this shit hack? Counter cade mods? really? who tf is going to mod a fucking counter cade? give it up and throw in the towel. you guys are not it.

DMod Sun, 08/21/2022 - 11:00

In reply to by thewaitinggame

Obviously you have no clue what the fuck you are talking about but thanks for the laugh. Considering we are the only group of people who actually release anything for the community I’m sure many people would disagree with you. We’ll keep doing what we’re doing, you keep being a salty asshole.