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Posted: October 1, 2010 in arcade, Uncategorized

Decided to blog via wordpress after trying blogger. I’ll be making changes as and when I get time. The import function worked a treat though.


Mini project!

Posted: September 13, 2010 in Uncategorized

Obviously studying for a degree, looking after a couple of kids, working full time, bodging arcade machines, decorating the house & getting as much time as i can on the golf course just leaves too much free time to play with. So I’ve started the long neglected Mini project. She’s had a terrible attempted front end paint job, locking nuts on the wheels with no key to remove them, the rear drums are seized on, the clutch is non-existent & she’s in need of a good tidy up. First job; engine out to replace the clutch & give it a good service. Stay tooned.


Posted: August 7, 2010 in Uncategorized

A rather successful evening of cockpit testing last night. Got some good footage of driver facial contortions which I will endeavour to post here.
Until then, here’s some snaps of the setup.

Below is a pic of my hastily constructed pedal box holder-type-thingy.

And the mess round the back

Am well impressed by the overall sturdiness of the thing, took quite a bit of abuse with no damage. Am also impressed by the wheel itself – which is the ‘GT Driving Force Pro’ – it gives good feedback & works very well with my current game of choice ‘NFS Shift’.
Stay tooned for those driver vids!

Lack of anything cab related

Posted: August 6, 2010 in Uncategorized

Ok, so kinda got carried away in the ‘testing’ phase & sort of carried on using the cab without tidying – or indeed, completing – the wiring. This resulted in a burning type smell emitting from the cab during a particularly frantic session on ‘Track & Field’. Turns out I forgot to earth the transformer properly. So I’m busy trying to source a new one. In the meantime I’m building a cockpit type thingy to house my rather marvellous gt pro racing wheel for the PS3. Updates & piccies to follow!

– BlogPress post.


Posted: May 11, 2010 in Uncategorized

One of the main reasons I started this machine was my failure to secure the JAMMA PCB of ‘Rolling Thunder’.

One of my all time favourite games & it doesn’t work on xbox mame! Rolling Thunder 2 works fine, but that’d be like watching ‘Wayne’s World 2’ because your ‘Wayne’s World’ DVD was scratched. You wouldn’t. You’d settle for Bill & Ted instead. So off I embark to find the mame equivalent of Excellent Adventure. Bummer.

– BlogPress post.

A Space Invader toaster!

Created by Chris Naylor.

Puzzle vibe

Posted: May 7, 2010 in Uncategorized

2 player Tetris is now Hogging all the testing time.

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