Arcade Archive

Art scanning paused

So I was really getting into getting through the huge piles of art that need scanning, and scanning everything that arrives or leaves as a priority but unfortunately…. Scanner has started adding strange streaks to scans, it

Art scanning update

It’s been a while since I posted here, I’ve been so busy with so many projects and not buying much worth showing off.  However the scans archive has quietly (and slowly) been increasing and today it broke the

PLCC84 7064/7096 to Dataman 48UXP adapter

Reading ROMs and other chips can become an expensive process. Even when you’ve obtained a reader which has all the device support you need, it will tend to come with a standard ZIF socket and if the

1972 TONY coin-op Mahjong bartop

I was browsing Yahoo auctions recently looking for Mahjong control panels and an IMAX MJ adapter loom, when I came across an unusual little bartop machine, the “TONY”.  The description stated that they’d plugged it in and

TourVision – display board add-ons finally discovered

I’ve had the good fortune to locate some of the add-on score display panels which were previously only seen in a flyer image, and testing them has helped me learn more about just what the “score” is. 

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