Buying SF3: 3rd strike Arcade cab...A or B version?


#1

How do I know which version is the A version? The A version is the “true” 3rd strike right?


#2

I believe rev. A should be the May 12, '99 version which is the competitive standard.


#3

I think the B version is the one that has the Urien / Oro unblockables removed.


#4

I know about B version having the unblockables removed. I’m no 3s master so I am wondering how to tell by looking at the board.

How do I know if it has a phoenix battery? If it doesn’t have phoenix battery, how do I get one/put one in?


#5

I think if you finish Ryu with makoto with a neutral grab, the A board will reset/hang IIRC. I think this was fixed in the later revision.


#6

Pick Urien and try to unblockable. Either that or pick ken and try to beat Makoto with a throw.


#7

Could really use some help about phoenix battery. Thanks in advance! :slight_smile:


#8

I didnt even think the cps3 could be phoenix’d - but did a little search and…

http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showthread.php?219734-The-Definitive-We-Really-Need-to-Phoenix-CPS3-Thread
This is from 2011 - but the last post in that thread seems doubtful… but…

http://www.mameworld.info/ubbthreads/showthreaded.php?Cat=&Number=306582&page=&view=&sb=5&o=&fpart=1&vc=1
thats dated March of 2013 - so wow…

If you wanted to get an indication of what to look for on the boards my suggestion is to reach out to the guy who found one of the exploits.
http://64darksoft.blogspot.com/ - try there, maybe some light can be shed ?

Best of luck.


#9

Seriously THANK YOU!!!


#10

Well, you are welcome… share if you get success, and if not, i bet it’d be a decent story for your wall.


#11

I’d buy that…


#12

The mame thread is out of 64darksoft’s recent work. You asked right on the brink of CPS3 being phoenix-able. Darksoft is godlike and has been putting a lot of work into this project. I need to get a hold of a cps-3 board.


#13

If you cant find one on Arcade Otaku, or similar forums, try local game warehouse/destributors… i got a phone number off an old Galaga/Pacman duo cab and they sold me several cps2 boards.

BMI gaming is a big name and their online chat is really helpful (and manned by real people usually)
You can always check with CoinOp, they carry alot of arcade HW.


#14

Thanks for the tip Tru. Yeah, I tried all the “hobby” forums. I’ll try talking to local destros.