Search found 141 matches

by Layer
January 18th, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Vewlix Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Vewlix Questions

In fact, only the main control panel is removable.

You can also disassemble both sides and remove the screen, however the cab would not decrease in length.

You can use a 1080P TV that would fit in the cab, as genuine full HD screens from Taitotech are still expensive.
by Layer
January 11th, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Arcade Games & Artwork
Topic: (SOLD) Shinobi PCB
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: FS : Shinobi PCB

Slt,

Sur les tofs, en fait, on remarque que le proc sonore (Z80) est manquant.

On the pics above, you can notice that sound CPU (Z80) is missing.
by Layer
December 21st, 2018, 6:50 am
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Banpresto pcbs
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Banpresto pcbs

You should read the proper Mame driver (seta2.cpp and a few others), you would find more info in comments and not only roms definitions or technical data.
by Layer
December 20th, 2018, 6:44 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Banpresto pcbs
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Banpresto pcbs

Some games are made on Seta or Seta/Allumer hardware with no mention of Banpresto..
by Layer
November 25th, 2018, 2:23 pm
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: Arcade or Console gaming - Essential books, magazines & dvds
Replies: 42
Views: 6990

Re: Arcade or Console gaming - Essential books, magazines & dvds

A nice page (in spanish) talking about arcade games japanese magazines released : https://beepgamecenter.com/2016/02/03/e ... -revistas/

I still have an issue of Game You magazine, but I found no info around the Web.
by Layer
November 23rd, 2018, 7:36 am
Forum: External Sales
Topic: YAJ Proxy Services - Head to Head!
Replies: 23
Views: 6118

Re: YAJ Proxy Services - Head to Head!

Would anyone be willing to take the time to update this comparison? I'm trying to understand these proxy services now, and am actively looking through this site for additional perspectives from folks that have used them. Recently, Fromjapan has allowed the possibility of bidding via Paypal, this me...
by Layer
November 3rd, 2018, 3:55 pm
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: Arcade or Console gaming - Essential books, magazines & dvds
Replies: 42
Views: 6990

Re: Arcade or Console gaming - Essential books, magazines & dvds

Japanese arcade games bibliography link : http://www.geocities.jp/arcadon765/books.html

2018 Japanese retro arcade games mook (selection of arcade games from '70 to '89) : Amazon link
by Layer
October 21st, 2018, 7:08 am
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Seibu SPI Motherboard battery
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Seibu SPI Motherboard battery

No risk at all, but you may have to relaunch the game.

The battery is used to save high score or game settings only.
The region key of the mobo is stored in flashrom u1053.
by Layer
September 23rd, 2018, 8:03 am
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Sega Model 3 resolution
Replies: 25
Views: 1292

Re: Sega Model 3 resolution

AFAIK VS247 model is 24".
by Layer
September 23rd, 2018, 7:45 am
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Sega Model 3 resolution
Replies: 25
Views: 1292

Re: Sega Model 3 resolution

It may be due to the fact Model 3 system has an hybrid resolution varying a bit.
by Layer
September 23rd, 2018, 7:22 am
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Sega Model 3 resolution
Replies: 25
Views: 1292

Re: Sega Model 3 resolution

Sega Model 3 system resolution is indeed 496 x 384 (one or two plane 24 kHz), so you need a multisync monitor that supports 24 kHz frequency. You can use a CGA/EGA to VGA converter to output in 640 x 480 resolution, but I don't recommend Gonbes GBS scalers as they are unstable with hybrid frequencies.
by Layer
September 18th, 2018, 9:07 am
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Boot or Original : Post original/bootleg PCB photos here.
Replies: 519
Views: 79511

Re: Boot or Original : Post original/bootleg PCB photos here.

I know 3 boards using the same or nearly the same layout :
Edward Randy ;
Robocop 2 ;
and Caveman Ninja.
by Layer
September 11th, 2018, 6:41 am
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: How to enable attract mode sound in Sega Megaplay games ?
Replies: 0
Views: 164

How to enable attract mode sound in Sega Megaplay games ?

Hi,

How to enable attract mode sound in Sega Megaplay games ?

I found how to change the region to Japanese with dip switch 7 #2 on On position, but I didn't find how to do about demo sound.

Thanx.
by Layer
June 6th, 2018, 9:39 am
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: Sega System 16 Security Reverse Engineering
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: Sega System 16 Security Reverse Engineering

Great stuff, nice read as usual.
by Layer
June 6th, 2018, 9:00 am
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: How do you store your bare pcb?
Replies: 116
Views: 10125

Re: How do you store your bare pcb?

KALLAX furniture : until 96 PCBs in BEP250 boxes can be stored.

Image
Click to enlarge
by Layer
June 5th, 2018, 8:10 am
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: Most Memorable Arcade Music
Replies: 60
Views: 2167

Re: Most Memorable Arcade Music

by Layer
May 27th, 2018, 6:48 am
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: Most Memorable Arcade Music
Replies: 60
Views: 2167

Re: Most Memorable Arcade Music





by Layer
May 25th, 2018, 12:37 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Frequency issue - Guardiands / Denjin Makai 2
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Frequency issue - Guardiands / Denjin Makai 2

In fact, Gfx data is stored in higher capacity masks, that is the reason there are less masks. I own the 2nd board model too.
I am wondering if these masks with "U..." stamps were made officially or done by korean bootleggers.
by Layer
May 24th, 2018, 9:17 am
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: Most Memorable Arcade Music
Replies: 60
Views: 2167

Re: Most Memorable Arcade Music

Yup, Guile's theme goes with everything :lol: