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Which came first, UKVAC or JAMMA?+

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Topic: Which came first, UKVAC or JAMMA?+
Posted By: Shekel
Subject: Which came first, UKVAC or JAMMA?+
Date Posted: 26 May 2016 at 11:42am
I notice a few cross-posted topics. Maybe a lot. Maybe even the same members.



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Posted By: backflipper
Date Posted: 26 May 2016 at 11:56am
UKVAC was first, it was a mailing list..

Dsyde setup jamma+ So people could talk about jamma games and UKVAC could talk about pre-Jamma.



Posted By: maskeddev
Date Posted: 26 May 2016 at 1:36pm
Caught me off guard recently when I referenced something that was on one of the forums on the other forum... and a mod didn't know what I was talking about! 

As someone who joined the party last year, I failed to see the difference between the two sites at first... but they are clearly slightly different communities with UKVAC loving the older more classic cabs a bit more and JAMMA+ being a bit more about the games. That sound about right?

I posted the same thread on both boards and the differences in responses starkly highlighted that!




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Posted By: Shekel
Date Posted: 26 May 2016 at 3:15pm
Funny, yes :)

I was hinting at the difference, too. I don't really see one and wondered why they didn't just merge and save a few quid.


Posted By: Jase
Date Posted: 26 May 2016 at 3:29pm
Originally posted by backflipper backflipper wrote:

UKVAC was first, it was a mailing list..


Ah it fair takes me back that does... great days. When cabs were CHEAP!

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Posted By: silverfox0786
Date Posted: 26 May 2016 at 5:39pm
from what i know UKVAC started as a Newsgroup an IRc chat

but not been around that long to know just going by what i was told

J+ was started because Julian worked for Electrocoin and came a little after


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Posted By: JohnnyChaos
Date Posted: 26 May 2016 at 5:46pm
IMO it's only been in the last couple of years that the two forums have become a lot more similar.

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Posted By: joe34
Date Posted: 26 May 2016 at 6:05pm
could anyone list some of the nicks of the users who were on the original ukvac irc channel?


Posted By: Alpha1
Date Posted: 26 May 2016 at 6:38pm
Originally posted by joe34 joe34 wrote:

could anyone list some of the nicks of the users who were on the original ukvac irc channel?


Yep.

I was Oll, there was Macro, junoman, zepromz, pman, Ordyne, sticky, dsyde, lukewells, malc, garfra, ravage to name a few!

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Posted By: chadsarcade
Date Posted: 26 May 2016 at 7:11pm
Originally posted by Alpha1 Alpha1 wrote:


Yep.

I was Oll, there was Macro, junoman, zepromz, pman, Ordyne, sticky, dsyde, lukewells, malc, garfra, ravage to name a few!


[had, Muppz, Ade, Bazfish and you can't forget D-Z1n3 to add a few more.

Luke posted as [MH] IIRC.


Posted By: Ordyne
Date Posted: 26 May 2016 at 8:50pm
Originally posted by silverfox0786 silverfox0786 wrote:

from what i know UKVAC started as a Newsgroup an IRc chat

but not been around that long to know just going by what i was told

J+ was started because Julian worked for Electrocoin and came a little after


He never worked for Electrocoin

Ordyne's still logged on to irc, the sad bastard!!


Posted By: strykr
Date Posted: 26 May 2016 at 9:23pm
While we're on the subject, does anyone know which of these came first?






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Posted By: joe34
Date Posted: 26 May 2016 at 9:36pm
anyone else heading over to the ukvac irc channel? Smile

you can do it through your browser... (google chrome, internet explorer, etc)

go to this link:

http://www.wsirc.com/" rel="nofollow - http://www.wsirc.com/

then go to right hand side of the page and enter the details as below (change the username to anything you want) .. then click the connect button ... (and then wait 5-10 seconds to be logged on)




Posted By: ben76
Date Posted: 26 May 2016 at 9:43pm
Originally posted by strykr strykr wrote:

While we're on the subject, does anyone know which of these came first?





bacon...

- Ben


Posted By: chadsarcade
Date Posted: 26 May 2016 at 10:06pm
Originally posted by strykr strykr wrote:

While we're on the subject, does anyone know which of these came first?

[IMG]https://static-secure.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/7/17/1279401531315/which-came-first-teh-chic-006.jpg" height="276" width="460[/IMG]





Neither - the cock, because it laid the chicken.



IGMC...


Posted By: John Bennett
Date Posted: 26 May 2016 at 10:42pm
I remember the newsgroups. Looks like some of the posts were imported onto here a long while back, although the usernames were blanked.
http://www.ukvac.com/forum/tech-namco-system-2_topic308218_post695801.html#695801

Edit: crickey, the old arcade collecting and marketplace newsgroups are still around. Bit freaky reading your own posts from 18 years ago.


Posted By: Purity
Date Posted: 26 May 2016 at 11:24pm
Surprised no-one mentioned XY-man, as he started the mailing list didn't he?


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Posted By: tin
Date Posted: 27 May 2016 at 1:35am
The egg ofc!



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Posted By: tronads
Date Posted: 27 May 2016 at 3:22am
Originally posted by John Bennett John Bennett wrote:


Edit: crickey, the old arcade collecting and marketplace newsgroups are still around. Bit freaky reading your own posts from 18 years ago.

Just had a search of that and found my earliest post there was in 1999. Now I feel old !



Posted By: Battlezone
Date Posted: 27 May 2016 at 9:37am
I'm not sure the exact date UKVAC started, certainly
it was an entity by our first meeting in early 1997.
I didn't do IRC so it must have been a newsgroup
in those early days too.

RGVAC came into existence 22nd December 1993 when it split
from the more general arcade games newsgroup, but
obviously many collectors had been active online long
before that.


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Posted By: Macro
Date Posted: 27 May 2016 at 9:37am
Originally posted by strykr strykr wrote:

While we're on the subject, does anyone know which of these came first?


Well I guess that settles that old argument...what came first the chicken or the egg? Cartoon #comicstrip #comedy:


Posted By: RustyRoses
Date Posted: 27 May 2016 at 9:42am
Ah, I'd not come across Jamma+ forum! Thanks guys :)


Posted By: penrhos
Date Posted: 27 May 2016 at 11:00am
Then there was also "Killercabs" run by Tony for all things Japanese/Plastic - that became ArcadeOtaku.



Posted By: strykr
Date Posted: 27 May 2016 at 12:58pm
Originally posted by Macro Macro wrote:

Originally posted by strykr strykr wrote:

While we're on the subject, does anyone know which of these came first?


Well I guess that settles that old argument...what came first the chicken or the egg? Cartoon #comicstrip #comedy:


LOL


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Badlands & Champ sprint TG mame WR holder


Posted By: AnDyC
Date Posted: 27 May 2016 at 1:52pm
I found a screenshot of #ukvac from 2006. 17 users in chan!




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Posted By: Ace`
Date Posted: 27 May 2016 at 1:59pm
What a blast from the past, what ever happened to Hammy?


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Posted By: AnDyC
Date Posted: 27 May 2016 at 2:01pm
Originally posted by Ace` Ace` wrote:

What a blast from the past, what ever happened to Hammy?


I have a pound on "prison"


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Posted By: DanP
Date Posted: 27 May 2016 at 5:08pm
He's still around.   I bought a Defender CP from him off eBay last year.   


Posted By: joe34
Date Posted: 27 May 2016 at 5:31pm
what about this guy:

http://www.ukvac.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=78" rel="nofollow - http://www.ukvac.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=78

does anyone know if he's into arcade stuff much anymore or how he's doing
i met him ages ago, bought a jamma cab off him Thumbs Up


Posted By: Alpha1
Date Posted: 27 May 2016 at 9:11pm
egg is still around - jumps on the forum every 12 months or so. Still living at the same place.

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