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#324056 Shit Start to 2019

Posted by gemini17 on Yesterday, 11:45 am

I too have a work colleague who went from supposedly nothing wrong, looking forward to Xmas, to having a brain tumour.


I'm approaching 50 (June 2020) and in the past few years, have really woken up to the fact, that we aren't immortal. We don't know what our future holds, but I'm hoping to be able to retire in my mid 50's, because I want to be able to live life to the full while I'm still able bodied and strong enough and not to be tied down to having to get up for work, but to get out there and see and do stuff.


I urge anyone reading this even in their 20's and 30's to start to get out their and enjoy life, but also think about later life and start to prepare. By the time you get to 50, you'll not be able to claim a pension from the government at all, the way things seem to be going. Do you really want to be at somebody's beck and call and being tied into working in your 60's and 70's.

I agree in part but also part disagree.

My uncle (now in a permanent prison,in a end stage EMI unit for the elderly),retired at 50 and although he enjoyed his life and exercised regularly and went on lots of hols,his seed of dementia grew year on year until he could no longer support himself.

And I do believe that if he had have worked just another 5 years he may well have kept his mind working that little bit longer.

I am semi retired with my partners ill health,who was retired on ill health grounds over 3 years ago and he is 48 next!

Yet my key and daily goal is to get him out as much as I can(weather permitting) and to engage him and myself in as many activities as possible as opposed to stagnating in front of the box!

I stimulate my mind with some puzzle games on the laptop as I always have my uncle at the back of mind with his debilitating illness and the very fact that 13 of my nan's 14 bothers an sisters developed the same illness!!

I agree with your point get out and stimulate your mind and engage in exercise to what your personal capabilities are.

Ive made a real effort with weight too I was 16 stone 8lb im now 13 stone 5lb -lost the weight in just under two years and no gimmick diets or paying people to tell you what anyone is capable of doing themselves. :nah:

We have any meal for either lunch or tea including take away's :err: -then for the other meal  we have a jelly and half an apple. We also have a jelly for breki and as snacks I do get small treats but instead of having a packet of something(which we regularly used to) we just have one-and it's worked.

But what ever we do or don't do none of us know our fate,we just gota try and make the best and make each day count.


We got some nice weather here so when it is here time to make the most of it.



#323782 {MPU4}Danger Zone

Posted by gemini17 on 04 February 2019 - 11:42 am

File Name: Danger Zone

File Submitter: andy-1

File Submitted: 04 Feb 2019

File Category: MPU4



Here is another MPU4 from myself in Danger Zone by Crystal. I have wanted to see and play this from when I discovered MFME. This is set at £6 Jackpot and 10p play. It's the twin machine of Frank n Stein.


Hope some decent artwork turs up so we can see this in its full glory.


Thanks go to:
Ross for the image I used to gain the positions of the lamps.
Tommy C for playtesting, adding the coin effects and sorting the alpha out for me.
Wizard for his amazing emulator.


Shortcuts are in the notes.


Hope you enjoy.


Please use MFME 6.1.



Click here to download this file



To the mods of the site-Can we please have a Love it button to click as well as a Like it icon??. :cute:


Bloody fantastic Andy-always a fave of mine in the arcades and sadly only played this(to death!) in an arcade up South Shore

in Blackpool not far from where I live-but was around 20 years ago if not longer.


Made my day that as,many thanks to all involved with a dynamite release.

To those who have not played the slot I recommend you download this amazing slot and give it a good bash,you won't be disappointed.



#323777 {MPU5}Sheik yer Money 15Dx (updated for Mfme6.1+)

Posted by gemini17 on 03 February 2019 - 11:02 pm

Cracking re-release/update Vectra.


Defo a fav of mine in the arcades.


Noticed but 6 reply's/responses alongside 28+downloads :nah:

Come on people show your appreciation,every one involved in fruit emulation devote their time freely and a thank you goes a long way.


Many thanks Vectra good luck with your op,hope all is well.


Best wishes 



#323751 {Scorpion 4}Mazooma's Stir Crazy 15 Dx

Posted by gemini17 on 02 February 2019 - 11:59 am

Fantastic release Vectra


Love how uve designed the number cards ,looks and plays as it did in the arcades.


Hopefully other similar slots can now be re-created.


Many thanks



#323508 Hey All (status update, WIPS & Myself)

Posted by gemini17 on 21 January 2019 - 10:49 pm

Evening all or to those that read this,


As some of you might be aware i have had quite a few WIPS in that status for quite some time and i know many of you have been waiting for me to finish and release something soon,


Well the good news is i have a good handful of layouts more than 60% done the bad news is im suffering from severe carpul tunnel in my right hand and awaiting possible surgery, I have tried on many occasions to continue work on the layouts but for me to complete those and release them would tarnish the standards i work to,


Im hoping that soon i can again continue on these and bring some more layouts to the great people of the world of FME but in the meantime i also want to say well done to Andy-1,TommyC, Vectra666, Ploggy, Pook and more recently richy1976 and wearecity for the amazing releases i have seen lately and obviously Wizard for his continued support on updated MFME


samson81 will be back soon watch this space!

Hi Samson.


Real life takes place over everything.

My in-law has just had the same op and has been off from work some time now.

Hope all goes well mate.


Best wishes



#323507 {Epoch}Evil Streak

Posted by gemini17 on 21 January 2019 - 10:45 pm

Cracking stuff


Many thanks to all involved with the release.



#323408 WIP - Evil Streak Classic Layout

Posted by gemini17 on 18 January 2019 - 08:15 pm

Looks fantastic.

Do remember the slot and it certainly lived up to it's name-Evil! :err:


Look forward to the release for some sweet revenge.



#323182 {Scorpion 1}Up Down Nudger 4.80Dx (resized for Mfme6.1+)

Posted by gemini17 on 06 January 2019 - 06:59 pm

Cracking re-release.

One I never played in the arcades so look forward to giving it a good bash!


Many thanks Vectra.



#323063 SG to pull the plug on T7`s

Posted by gemini17 on 29 December 2018 - 01:53 am

Will be interesting to see what happens from here. T7 is widely used still, go into any Gala Bingo, they are everywhere!

Been changing them here now for some time.

My mate that builds slots told me of this months ago and began then getting rid of the cabinets,

In the bingo halls there are tons of new slots with multiple games on them and varying jackpots-£100/£200 and £500 slot games.

As my mate said to me,you will find some smaller outfits will keep the unsupported units,but eventually they will inevitably become extinct!

I'm shocked they havn't flooded the likes of Ebay etc.

I stopped playing all slots in March this year and will never look back.

The more high tech they become the less inviting(to me) they are.



#322994 My Alzheimer's News

Posted by gemini17 on 24 December 2018 - 04:51 pm

I'm at my nephew's for the Christmas period and visiting my Mam on Christmas Day...


Merry Christmas everyone x


attachicon.gifMerry Christmas 2018.jpg

Have a great Xmas Daryl and a very happy new year to you and all your family.


Best wishes


Jay xx

#322920 {Scorpion 4}Money to Burn 10 Dx (resized for Mfme6.1+)

Posted by gemini17 on 16 December 2018 - 10:53 pm

Fantastic re-releases Vectra


Many thanks



#322464 My Alzheimer's News

Posted by gemini17 on 19 November 2018 - 12:35 am

I'm not having a great time at the moment, especially with regards to my care...


As this might be viewed as a political point of view, for the discretion of this site's policy I won't comment on it as a post, but link you all to my website's latest update, which includes a link to an article my local newspaper has done with me with regards to my care support...




Thanks for reading...


Daryl x

Hi Daryl.


Real sorry to hear what you are being put through.

Knowing the struggles we continue to face with my uncle and with my partners needs,I can only imagine what

you are going through.-And my thoughts go out to you and your family at this very trying time.

Keep fighting them and as I can see above you are already gaining additional support from other members,which is great to see and hear of.

Always in my thoughts.


Best wishes


Jay x

#322310 {SYSTEM 1}Astra's BIG TEN 5, 8token & 15 Dx's

Posted by gemini17 on 11 November 2018 - 10:32 pm

Here is a layout for BIG Fifteen ( An unofficial release)  with the £15 roms within this won't be on the main page as the XXX decal is wrong it should be £2 not £1 unless anyone can redo the £2 decal like the ones in the layout

 also on this layout the lamping around the edges is blended better.

but enjoy it anyways



Had some good results on this.


Many thanks



#322264 {Scorpion 1}Club Attraction 150 Dx v6.1

Posted by gemini17 on 09 November 2018 - 10:39 pm

cheers richy, i wouldn't say its my best that goes to cash counter but its up there in the top ten, decent photo's go a long way to the layout quality.

i love the tunes on this layout, infact when its hi lo i leave each step till the tunes done a full loop before going to the next step which makes the tune go up a note in scale.

its offering cashpot now do i take it or go for jackpot?

Go for the jackpot,will eventually jackpot.


Many thanks for a cracking club release.



#322244 {SYSTEM 1}Astra jackpot x classic

Posted by gemini17 on 09 November 2018 - 07:17 pm

Fantastic release.

The slot was a nightmare in the arcades,so some sweet revenge to be had!! :err:  :err:


Many thanks