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11/30/1999 12:00 AM
Wow! Where did November go? It seems like it just started yesterday, and now December is upon us, and in another 25 days, Christmas. So if you're thinking of sending me a Christmas present, now is the time to do it :-) Added a link for Empire Strikes Back. Excellent work done on that so far! Check it out. I also added a lot of other links to game specific restorations. Several point to the same place, however, I wanted each game listed separately. I've had numerous requests on where to get Manuals and Instruction Cards so I have added two new categories on the left side for both of those. If you know of other sites that are hosting these types of information, please let me know and I will add a link to them. I've also had a lot of questions concerning games in general, so I have added the "Arcade Primer" category. Under there you will find links to pages I have as well as other sites. If you have a good site that would fit this category please let me know. If you haven't visited "The Dot Eaters" site, you really should, this is an extremely well put together site that has tons of excellent information on it. The link to this site is on the left under "Arcade Primer" I've had a lot of questions on how to Identify PCBS, well now I have a link under "Arcade Primer" on how to identify boards. It links to the BEST site for identifying PCB's. Its a link you should bookmark and keep around as long as your in the Arcade Collecting hobby. Among the other top questions I get are on how to fix games. This site isn't really about fixing games electronically speaking, however, it is an important part of restoring a game at times so I have created a section on Repairing Games. This will be mostly for links to other sites that can devote more space to that. If you have links to sites for repairing games please let me know. I get a lot of email asking about MAME. I'm not against MAME, and I've used it before to see what games look like and its what rekindled the fire of video games in my past and got me into collecting. With that said, you will not find any links or information about MAME on this site. If you are looking for MAME stuff, use a search engine, there are only a couple million sites devoted to MAME, a lot of them good. As you can tell, I have added a TON of links. If you have others please feel free to send me an email at bking@primenet.com and tell me what category you think they should go under. I try to make sure all my links are working, but I now have several hundred links to check, so if you find a broken one, please let me know so I can check it out and either fix it or remove it. Thanks!

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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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