Good morning community,
@maxhead : thanks for your feedback
@Bigdaddy1000 : It is possible to set up a windows system in maybe 30 minutes or less. Great people in the community, to be mentioned Compy with his great Compys installer, made that possible because these people like lots of others sacrificed their time to give others the chance and tools to do that. When setting up the system on your own, I can´t see the point that you now save a bunch of dollars....over 90% of the dollars will get away just for the hardware you have to buy and a CCC Gaming Station kit consists of :
1. 1x CCC Gaming Station Deluxe : ZOTAC ZBOX with high performance hardware
2. 1x P-ROC Board
3. 1x CCC GUN Stick
4. 1x CCC Recovery Stick
5. 1x Logitech USB Remote Control
6. 1x CCC Collectors Card
7. 1x CCC Compendium (Color)
8. 1x CR2032 new Battery
9. 1x power Cord adapter
10. 1x Photo Frame with Bad Guy
11. 1x Cactus Canyon Treasure Map
12. 1x 3 Meters USB Cable
Just do the math. The rest is a donation for Eric and me...
@Pinballer73: Sorry if you got the impression that I want to be credited for the work Erik did, but how came this expression up ? If you really had a closer look at my videos :
Video 1 : Cactus Canyon Continued Gaming Station - Part 1/10 - Introduction and Configuration
Time frame : 00:10 - 00:30 "Eric Priepke is the godfather of all that system here (...)"
Video 2 : Cactus Canyon Continued Gaming Station - Part 6/10 - CCC Control Center - Wave 2 (
Time Frame : 01:02 - 01:18
Video 3 : Cactus Canyon Continued Gaming Station - Part 11/11 - Presentation of the Color-Set
Time Frame : 00:15 - 00:45
...you should not get this impression.
We do not talk just about installing a PC. As you can see above : the CCC Gaming Station kit consists of much more than that with all the additional features. I always tried to explain that we have to distinguish between Erics Gaming software and my Gaming STATION software, which controls the whole system and gives you features like :
-> Remote Shutdown function
-> Remote volume control
-> Remote restart functionality : if something went wrong when starting the CCC software, e.g. pinball was not on, just hit the “Software Reset” button on the USB Remote Control and it will start again
-> Remote Software Restart functionality : you can now always restart the software : you started a 4 player game by mistake. Just simply restart the software and that’s it by pressing “Software Reset key”!
-> “Software Key”, which lets you in less than 3 seconds switch the software to the previous code version (New)
-> Are the actual settings too easy for you ? Just hit the “Difficulty Key” and the pinball will be set into hard mode and vice versa ! You can even create your own hard settings ! (New)
-> You have to go away in the middle of the game ? Something urgent is going on, but on the other hand, you don’t want to lose the ball ? No problem with Wave 3 : You can use the “Pause” key to break the actual game and get an extra ball !! (New)
Sound Notification System (SNS)
-> Get to know the actual code version by pressing the “Software Revision Key” (New)
-> Via the “Difficulty Mode” key the SNS will inform you in which mode you are just playing : Normal or Hard (New)
-> Possibility to use different sound schemas to customize the station according to your preferences (e.g. hall effect, concert, pop, ect)
-> Customized P-ROC logo with the “Cactus Canyon Continued” logo
-> Support of changing the P-ROC logo to your needs : Just create your own P-ROC logo and save it on disk. The CCCControlCenter will find it and start to program the P-ROC board automatically
-> Possibility to use different configuration files
These are all points what I realized by programming my CCC Control Center software. Maybe now its better understandable the 2 different softwares we have.
There is no need to get a CCC Gaming Station and if someone feels more comfortable of doing everything on your own, thats pretty fine and great. Then I have more time for my family and must not hang around in my office. Again : this is just a hobby project and nothing else and I have a "real job"
And surely you can also get a complete system from Eric. Even I tell people from the states to get in contact with Eric because its maybe easier for them and people in europe can get one from me. Eric and I also passes mail requests to each other. It doesnt matter because Eric will always get a donation for every sold station.
Another way people might get the impression that "I want to be credited for the work of Eric" (which is not true) is the amount of videos I posted on youtube. It´s a lot and the reason for that is that I wanted to get people more involved into that new world, which is also amazing for me. But I realized that this can also have a negative effect and that´s the reason why I started to protect lots of videos I additionaly created for that project. These videos, where I even go more into detail are locked and only CCC Gaming station users are able to see these videos and surely Eric.
I am also constantly writting the CCC newsletter and inform people about the whole project, and this includes also projects like the beer mug mod, which is at the moment only available for CCC Gaming Station users (and surely Eric has one) or also the CCC Color set and much more so called "Add-Ons", which Gaming station users already know and which will much more later be published here.
OK, Wave 3 is now finished and I will not start another wave anymore. That´s over because I saw that it just takes too much time and my wife is starting to complain. You can´t imagine how much time you have to spent for that like :
1. Getting the request from people
2. Answering all questions
3. Checking the payment
4. Ordering all parts in the whole world
5. Checking all parts if everything is ok
6. Installing, configuring and testing the systems over and over again
7. Writing the (now over 120 pages long) ccc compendium
8. continue with the development of my CCC Cobntrol Center software.
9. Beta testing the new software codes from Eric -> eventually writing bugs into the bug database
10. package all stations, going to the post and send them away
11. Support the new owners via mail, telephone and skype
12. writing update packages
And I could continue that list... to keep it short : it takes a lot of time...so no wave anymore and I will also not announce that. If someone would like to have a CCC Gaming Station set, please then contact me and I will do the station individually and thats it.
OK gentlemen, hope that all clouds are away and again lots of fun for the new CCC Gaming Station owners !