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3/27/1999 12:00 AM
Did my first Cap Kit today and it worked the first time! It took me about 2.5 hours total as it was my first one and I had to figure out a lot of things for the first time. I will have a Photo Tutorial up probably in a week as I need to take some more pictures and do the write up. In the mean time, you should check out Al's Bizzaro World as he has Excellent information on doing Cap Kits (its the first place I went). I now have a working Vs. Unisystem (currently have Super Mario Brothers installed). The machine has been moved out of the garage and into the arcade. One thing I noticed on the MDS board are 6 pots, 2 green, 2 blue, and 2 red. Does anyone know what they are for? Any technical information on this system would be highly appreciated. Right Now I have 2 boards that are not working and need information on them. Specifically, I need to know what Chips go in which side. I have made some minor fixes and changes to the Arcade Game Tracker software, if you have downloaded this already, just download the update (490K) from the Arcade Game Tracker Page and install that. If you haven't downloaded it yet, you wont need the update as the full install is up to date. If you have any requests for enhancements or if you find any bugs please send me an Email at bking@primenet.com and I'll see what I can do. I ran across an excellent site this week, if you have ANY interest in video games, this site is a MUST. The name of the site is The DOT Eaters and it contains a very thourghal history of Video games (Arcade and Console). Its not something you want to miss! If you are looking for Donkey Kong parts, then send an email to Chris Silvestri ( CSilvest@metricse.com ). Chris provided me with a Scan of the Donkey Kong instruction sheet that goes above the control panel (the 2x10 sticker). I also have scans of the Instruction Sheet for Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., and Coin Payment sticker that goes below the control panel. If you need any of these, please let me know. XYVids has given his site a new face lift and it looks really cool! Check his site out! I should be getting a Mr Do and a Space Shuttle Pinball tomorrow. My first Pinball machine! Whoo Hoo! Now I have something else to obsess over and spend lots of money on :-) Tomorrow I will start working on my Metrocross cabinet! I have to strip it down and repair the water damage to the top. Then I need to decide if I want to modify the shape of the cabinet.... (Its currently an Empty Stargate Cabinet painted all black.. My Second one of these) I want it to look more like the Moon Patrol style cab as this is how I remember Metrocross looking when I played it as a Kid. One final thing. I noticed that my site has had about 130 hits in the past two days. Thanks! Keep coming back as this site is updated frequently. All comments are welcome.

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8/21/2017 11:10:28 PM
Restoration/Preservation has begun on my Kickman.
It's not a full restoration, but more of a preservation of what is there.  I like trying to keep things as original as possible.  With that in mind, I can take a few chances on this one as the damage is already done.  I'm mainly trying to prevent even more damage when I can.  Worse comes to worse, I'll do a full restore on it down the road. 
11/14/2016 3:38:35 PM
Well, I decided to update RoboJuke with a new Motherboard, Processor and RAM. The old one was a Celeron 700 with 2MB of RAM running Windows XP. I upgraded to a Celeron N3150 (Quad Core 1.35Ghz), with 8GB of RAM running Windows 10.
After upgrading, I found out that the software I was using (Virtual Music Jukebox) wouldn't run on Windows 10. After looking for a replacement, I gave up and wrote my own Jukebox Software called "Simple JukeBox". It is avilable for FREE, you can read more about it here: http://forums.arcaderestoration.com/topics/17-Simple-JukeBox
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