Arcade Archive

TourVision HuCard adapters & BIOS 6.x

Well here it is, I’d been planning to make some of these for a long time and finally found the time and energy to do so.  TourVision carts are getting expensive.  I think part of this may

Tourvision BIOS tool & updates

I’ve updated the Tourvision BIOS post, there’s a new version of the BIOS decoder tool that offers different output formats including one that tells you what all the bytes actually do, it now supports multiple BIOS versions

Irem capacitor update & Artemio video

Artemio (@artemio) has made a video discussing the issues with leaking capacitors on Irem and Konami boards (the infamous sound custom).  I’ve updated the Irem games and leaking capacitors article here with the cap list for M99

SNES 4 slot arcade switcher

I recently obtained this from another member of The Dumping Union group, if you’ve seen my Tourvision posts then you’ll understand how eager I was to obtain a similar unit for a different system.  So without further

New arrivals 29/07/2018

Another set of games which I’ve had arrive over the past few months – I’ve simply got most of the things I want to own now which aren’t so rare they can’t be obtained.  That said, this

LED Storm prototype!

If you head over to my article on LED Storm, I’ve updated it with more photos and information, and a video comparison of the now three discovered versions.  What a troubled history this one had! LED Storm

Nichibutsu Next Generation DVD system footage (NSFW)

Another newly recorded piece of hardware (I also have X-Rate and CATS but both are faulty atm), I believe this was the final DVD based system from Nichibutsu and unfortunately the only working title I have for

Miki DVD Theatre system footage

You may have noticed a newly discovered type of DVD Mahjong system in my last New Arrivals post, the Miki DVD Theatre.  Most of the titles get very lewd immediately (they used off the shelf pornographic DVDs

TourVision – V1 cart support rail

Just a little update – when I obtained the V1 system it seemed odd that there was no physical support for the carts and that they’d just use their edge connector to stay in place.  The rail

New arrivals 03/04/2018

It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these, actually there’s one or two missing but they are in the repair pile at the moment and disappointingly one of the ones I thought I’d fixed actually has