Need help buying a CPS3 board


#1

Hello everyone!

A friend of mine is living in Japan and he offered to buy a board for me and the bros in Brazil
Do you guys know where I can buy one? Playing 3rdStrike on the arcade is too good of an opportunity to pass on

I tried this store -> http://www.mak-jp.com/ but they currently do not have the game
Thanks in advance, much love!

bonus, an ibuki sketch i made earlier today: http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm54/10021985/ibuki2_zps684505bb.jpg


#2

The best address would probably be http://forums.arcade-museum.com because that’s the arcade board community and they have sepcific subforums for selling and buying.


#3

Thanks for the reply, but I currently can’t post on that forum because they have a specific ruling that you need to donate (with paypal) or get recommended by another user before anything. Do you have an account there? I don’t have an international credit card, so I can’t use paypal, therefore I’m stuck ):
Besides, i was looking more for a japanese store recommendation than an user trading outlet forum


#4

have you seen this thread yet?


#5

Sure did, I love isotopez’s work on that pdf, but I still need the hardware first to pull it off


#6

Just have your friend ask the Mak Japan staff where to buy. I’m sure they can tell him where to go if you have the money in hand.


#7

Doubt I can help you find a CPS3 Board but I did want to commend you on your art.

That thing is a work of art. I feel like it just made me feel a billion times better about myself just by looking at it. You a fan of Ashley Woods work at all?


#8

Wow, thanks a lot for the compliment!!
And yeah, i’m a huge fan! I try to practice really hard so one day I can be as sick as him
(:


#9

A quick search on yahoo auctions japan and I found this: http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/174738199
I would keep an eye out for a 2nd Impact board though. Not only can you remove the battery, but it usually goes cheaper.
You’ll probably need to buy a 128MB simm with it in order to run 3rd Strike.

I got lucky and found one with all the simms necessary for 3rd Strike for about $100(before shipping).

Also, check here: http://richy13-arcade4life.blogspot.co.uk/
Some of the links there are for arcade shops in Japan.


#10

Very nice!! Thanks mate!!!


#11

A few weeks ago, I visited the arcade I went to when I was in middle school. A few years ago, they had a 3S cabinet but recently they got rid of it. I’m going to guess that the 3S cartridge died. Does that mean I can buy the board from the guy (If he still has it) and plug in the modded 2nd Impact cart? Any help would be appreciated.

EDIT: Didn’t mean to hijack the thread in anyway, sorry


#12

Summoning @isotopez


#13

As long as you have the board, cd drive, and the right simms, you can use a modded 2nd impact cart. If it was a no cd version of 3rd strike, it will still work with the modded 2nd impact cart, but you’ll need a cd drive every time you boot the game.

If you can get that 3s kit and the cart is dead, you can send it to Mitsurugi-w here, and he’ll send you a battery-free cart with Darksoft’s superbios on it. He’s one of the guys that helped Darksoft out with making cps3 games battery free.


#14

Thanks a lot. I might shoot him an e-mail soon about that board. I need to look up prices before I pitch an offer