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11/14/1999 12:00 AM
Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. (Ok, so there weren't any rumors... that I know of ) If you sent me an email, I am trying to get to them if I can. If I missed your email, I apologize, I am going through about 200+ emails right now that have been neglected over the last 30 days. If you didn't get an answer, (and don't get one in the next day) then send your question again. My "Test Rig" is up and running and I already want to change it. I need to think about how to make it easier to hook things up and I need to build something to give me an easier work space. October is now long over and I actually have some spare time again now that I am not helping with the Haunted House (See the Banner at the bottom of this page for a link to info on that). November has started out slow as I am trying to catch up with everything else that was also put on hold during that time. Hopefully this month I can start working on my new Donkey Kong cabinet and converting my Current Donkey Kong cabinet to Donkey Kong Jr. The cabinet is going to require a whole new paint job from the ground up. That should be interesting. Since the game was converted from Donkey Kong (its an actual Donkey Kong Cab) to a JAMMA cab I will need to build a new wiring harness. Luckily, they converted it to a Vertical JAMMA cab so the Monitor is already mounted in the correct direction. Since I am going to be doing that, I need a couple of parts, if anyone can help out here, please email me. I will need the Metal bar used to hold the PCB's in place (Donkey Kong didn't have the cage). Many Thanks goes to Donald Gesswin for sending me the connector that connects the two PCB's on my Donkey Kong Jr.! Thank you! I would also like to thank Dan Gooch for selling me an absolutely beautiful Donkey Kong Jr. Front Glass! I sold my Space Shuttle Pinball, it was taking up too much room and I didn't have the time to work on it. I finally broke 100,000 points on Stargate the other day!! I'm able to do about 2 warps then I proceed to getting my ass kicked. Its probably the most played game right now in my collection. Its made me take a new approach to restoring my games as well. I am going to work on getting them up and running, then worry about the art work since that seems to be my Achilles heal at this point. There will be exceptions like Donkey Kong where I don't have any art for it anyway (or an easy way to reproduce it) . I will be dealing with the cosmetics of the cabinet and the operation of the games first, once I find a good way to reproduce the side art and kick panel art, then I will disassemble the games again, paint them and then re-assemble them. This way I can enjoy playing the games as I have with Stargate. If you are going to repro Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr Side Art, drop me an email as I would like a set as well. I also picked up a Mr. Do's Castle PCB (Don't know if it works yet... need to work on that) and a Ghosts & Goblins PCB (Sound Problem). I plan on starting on the Donkey Kong/Donkey Kong Jr. restoration this week, so as I get something done on it, I will put information up here. If you haven't looked at this site, http://www.enteract.com/~twisnion/ then you should take a peek! Its for Video Game Parts Reproductions. Some really cool stuff on there. I'm looking for more sites like this! Looking for more reproduction Art? Check out the Arcade Shop! Lots of really cool reproduction stuff on there. I also added a link for Pinball Restorations. Visit the PinHeadz site. Updated a ton of links, and added new ones. FabFan finally has a separate page for the Overlays! Spies changed a little bit, if you are looking for the Manuals and such, you need to go to http://www.spies.com/arcade/ instead of www.spies.com . If you're still looking for manuals and can't find them, try ftp.stormaster.com in the /pub/RGVAC-Arcade directory. I would also like to thank the 21,000+ visitors to my site! Well, thats it for now...

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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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