Ok, so people think their machine is good in the "it was good enough back then" sense, but others have explored adding custom code to older B/W titles and I feel CGC's remakes could be one set of machines that could benefit from newer code. Why not a MMC or an AFMC or a MBC? They all share a similar code base from the emulation standpoint.
Why just bling out the accessories when what these titles could really use is a code facelift, especially when comparing their gameplay and rulesets to modern coded pins? We got companies supplying high end aftermarket toppers that do nothing for the gameplay, yet people are dishing out "seat" worthy amounts of money for a box of gold plated blinking lights.
And to define "seat" worthy for those not in the software industry, I'm talking about licensing fees software companies charge for a single "seat" or user of their software. How much would people be willing to shell out to have a AFM with added code? You could add all kinds of new side modes, and still keep the original main modes building to RTU, just randomize the additional modes into the scoop code. Include new callouts, new music, custom callouts the owner supplies... customized animations. Seems like this is an avenue of revenue that should be explored, so this is the thread to explore it.
Any other CGC owners who would pay for additional code development? How much would you be willing to fork out? If people paid $300-$400 just to add color to their CE's... what would you spend to see new code developed? If someone wanted to capitalize the effort, would PPS and WMS be open to allowing it for a piece of the action? Thoughts, comments?