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 Arcade Board Swapping 101 - QuarterArcade.com
Board swapping typically does not require any modification to your existing game and is usually most feasible on games made after 1986, which include games that use the JAMMA wiring standard (we’ll discuss this in detail later in the article).
Arcade games are relatively simple machines: they typically consist of a game circuit board, power supply, monitor, input controls (joysticks, buttons, trackball, etc) and a wiring harness that connects everything together.
Board swapping is simply a means of changing games by installing a different game circuit board in a cabinet and using its existing power supply, monitor and controls to play the game.
www.quarterarcade.com /Content/Articles/BoardSwapping.aspx   (1739 words)

 Arcade system board - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An arcade system board is a standardized printed circuit board or group of printed circuit boards that are used as the basis for multiple arcade games with very similar hardware requirements.
Early arcade system boards incorporated the game directly into the system board, which saved on manufacturing costs (due to the common components) but required arcade game owners to buy an entire system board for each new game.
This method benefitted both manufacturers and arcade game owners; the owners only had to buy the system board once, and could switch out the games at a fraction of the price and with less effort, and the manufacturers could produce fewer of the costly system boards and more of the less-costly games.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arcade_system_board   (274 words)

 PONG : Coleco Telstar Arcade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Telstar Arcade is maybe one of the most interesting systems made by Coleco, and also the most advanced PONG system released in America, although it played non-PONG games.
Made in a triangular case, the system could play three types of games, each being played on one of the three sides of the case.
Very few systems offering that type of games were released at this time, and the games were only played using rotary controllers or some sort of joysticks.
www.pong-story.com /coleco_arcade.htm   (316 words)

The Atari 2600, the dominant home videogame system, successfully captured much of the gameplay of the arcade titles but lacked the flashy presentation of the arcades.
Arcade '84 is my attempt at recreating the atmosphere of the classic arcades.
The arcade is filled with more than 30 unique games presented in their original cabinets and decorated with their original artwork and animated game graphics.
www.cinemarcade.com /arcade84.html   (649 words)

 Half-Life 2 Moving to Arcade - MegaGames pc
Half-Life 2 is about to make the move to arcades all over Japan by the summer of 2005, with the rest of the world expected to join-in soon after.
According to Taito, its Type-X arcade board will be able to support the game while it will also offer a variety of features not seen before in arcade games.
The Type-X board is based on a PC setup, running a version of Windows, so H-L 2 will not have to travel far to get to it, especially since the arcade version will be very similar to the PC version being released in a couple of weeks time.
www.megagames.com /news/html/pc/half-life2movingtoarcade.shtml   (278 words)

 My Dream Arcade System
On the circuit board is the keyboard controller chip that handles all the logic and communicating with the PC (on the other side of the board from the picture).
Connecting a wire from one contact to another contact on the circuit board is what generates a signal to the keyboard controller chip, which then generates a key to send to the computer.
I attached the keyboard cable from the circuit board to one of the inputs on the keyboard splitter, attached a full keyboard to the other input, and ran an extension cable from the splitter output to the computer.
arcadecontrols.com /arcade_mydream.htm   (1236 words)

 GameSpy Arcade - Play Hundreds of Online Multiplayer Games!
When you first install the software, Arcade will scan your computer for games that it supports and automatically prompt you to download extra service files for these games.
He creates a lobby in Arcade, other players join and ready up, at which point the game host launches the game simultaneously for everyone.
Arcade sorts dedicated servers by game type, ping, map, etc. Just double-click one and you're on your way.
www.gamespyarcade.com /support/help/playgames.shtml   (1206 words)

 Xbox Live Arcade Review / Preview for Xbox (XB)
It is a menu driven system that will save any game or demos to the hard drive.
I think in time the Arcade service will offer some worthwhile games that will be exclusive to the service itself.
The Xbox Arcade will also feature board games and seems designed for a family night of fun or at a party.
www.cheatcc.com /xb/rev/xboxlivearcade.html   (1332 words)

 Extended Gameplay - Nintendo Entertainment System - System Maintenance
Two of the hardest ones to see are shown in the figure to the right (these screws are located in the back-right of the case).
After removing all of the screws (8 from this section and 13 from the previous sections), you can lift up the circuit board area (it is all attached together) so that you can access the bottom of the case.
There are 2 that are longer than the rest and they are used to attach the fl circuit board (discussed in the 72-pin connector section).
www.ilstu.edu /~csloone/arcade/nes_system.htm   (620 words)

 Arcade Games Page 1
Various bonuses will help you to be the first: the missile to shoot at the rivals that outrun you; the mine will not allow the rivals to outstrip you; the nitro-acceleration will give your car fantastic speed; shield defends you from the rivals' mines and missiles.
You are now on your way back with the precious cargo on board, when you start to understand that the virus was intentionally introduced.
System Requirements: Win 95/98/Me/2000/XP/2003, 400 MHz or faster processor;32 MB RAM or more;4 MB free hard disk space.
www.winappslist.com /games/arcade_games1.htm   (1199 words)

 USATODAY.com Arcade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The classic board game Backgammon has been played in one form or another since the 16th century.
Each player has a number of pieces arranged around a board which is divided into red and white zones.
This can be interrupted at any moment by the adversary who ‘captures’ or ‘hits’ his opponents pieces, turning the situation around and sometimes radically changing the evolution of the game.
arcade.usatoday.com /fiche.php?intIdGame=53759   (207 words)

 phpMyDesktop|arcade - intro
A Bulletin Board is very good for topic oriented discussions and it gives you a lot of freedom for when to post a reply, mostly there is no need to watch the discussion all of the time, you can log-out for some hours and later come back to further discuss the topic.
The bad part of a Bulletin Board is that if you want to speak directly to someone inside of a topic, the endless quoting can get really annoying and it does happens quite often that the thread goes off topic.
Yes, there's something between them, it's called a Tag Board or ShoutBox, but it never really was a good solution, not because the Tag Boards where badly realised, the problem was more of a conceptual nature, because basically a Tag Board is just a slow chat or a cheap Bulletin Board to be honest.
pmd-arcade.sourceforge.net   (582 words)

 PONG : Arcade PONG
PONG arcade machines started in late 1972 with Atari PONG which had an immediate success, resulting in around 19,000 PONG machines sold.
Before talking about the many similar PONG arcade machines inspired from Atari PONG, it is interesting to see how some people tried to enter the video game business by reselling improved Atari PONG games in kit form.
They started in 1973, and the circuit boards of their games were hand wire-wrapped.
www.pong-story.com /arcade.htm   (814 words)

 X-Arcade Arcade Machine 2.0 : FAQ
We plan to make adapters available for new game systems as they are released so you only need to purchase the game system from your favorite retailer ($150-$300) and game adapter from us (approx $30) to use in the X-Arcade™ Machine.
You will not get an arcade machine from us which includes thousands of games and any company selling such a machine will not be in business for long.
Don't be fooled by arcade machines using tiny 21" Computer monitors or even those brave enough to use a television as the main display.
www.x-arcade.com /htm/cabinet_faq.shtml   (2575 words)

 arcadeplaying home x arcade jamma system supergun
I know how an amusement arcade machine is supposed to be made and have been building them for 10 years.
This system is built using only high quality HAPP Controls parts for a real to life arcade game experience.
These are the same parts used in arcade machines that you would play in your local arcade.
www.arcadeplaying.com /arcadehomesystem/index.html   (307 words)

 GameSpy Arcade Forums
If you had used Arcade in the past, try gaining access to the account by going to the GameSpyID site, typing in your e-mail address, and requesting it to send you your forgotten password.
Why don't I? The boards are currently set to allow registered members to use custom icons and avatars after a certain number of posts.
Use of these boards is a privilege reserved for those who know how to treat others with respect and abide by our rules of conduct.
www.forumplanet.com /gamespyarcade/faq.asp   (964 words)

 NES in the Arcade - Playchoice 10, Vs. Unisystem, Vs. Dualsystem
The Vs. System arcade machines are single unit game machines, with a modified version of the NES game the game being modified into a real arcade game.
These games are different from their NES or Playchoice counterparts, in that the games are ported over into real arcade games, and they play just like any other arcade games.
Another unusal thing about the VS System games is the custom palettes many games use, unlike NES and Playchoice games which all use the game color palette.
www.gamersgraveyard.com /repository/nes/history/nes_arcade.html   (897 words)

 Sega, Sammy, and Namco introduce arcade network system - Arcade Games News at GameSpot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
ALL.net will run on high-speed fiber-optic technology, making it a versatile and expandable system board that can be applied to many different products and uses in the arcade.
Sega, Sammy, and Namco explain that unifying the online system board for arcades will benefit all three of the companies in terms of development costs and market expansion.
The three companies are also planning to adopt the Edy electronic payment system, allowing gamers to charge an electronic account before heading to the arcades.
www.gamespot.com /arcade/rpg/questofd/news_6101678.html   (280 words)

 Home Game Arcade System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
HGA system allows to play jamma or non jamma pcbs with adapter in TV and operates on the same pattern like other home video games systems.
HGA system comes with two Arcade controllers for player 1 and player 2 and Main Control box with special Arcade Joysticks, built in a simple way and easy to assemble and de assemble.
Every part of the HGA system is designed and assembled in a simple way so that minor repairs can be handled by the customer easily.
www.gwtrading.com /hga.shtml   (995 words)

 v3 Arcade - Games Arcade & Challenge System [vB 3.0.3] - vBulletin.org Forum
The v3 Arcade is the first of the new generation of vBulletin additions.
Back from its roots, the v3 Arcade is the vBulletin 3 edition of my original Arcade written in late 2002 (not to be confused with futureal's 'ProArcade', which was written during the Arcade's beta phase).
My original Arcade hack (on which the v3 Arcade is based), was a progression of the my vBTetris Leaderboard hack - both of which came about before the ProArcade.
www.vbulletin.org /forum/showthread.php?threadid=60377   (767 words)

 Apple - Games - MacSoft Arcade Classics, Board Game Trio
Centipede was originally a basic 2D shoot-‘em-up in which you fired at a centipede as it marched through a mushroom field while spiders, scorpions, and other creepy crawlies attacked you from all sides.
It was the precursor to Atari’s wildly popular Atari 2600 videogame system, which ruled the home videogame market from its introduction in 1977 through the mid 1980s.
Centipede, designed by Ed Logg, came out in 1980 and rode the rising wave in popularity of video arcades, which were rapidly springing up across the country.
www.apple.com /games/articles/2005/02/macsoftclassics   (1141 words)

 Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows: Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360 Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Xbox 360 version of Xbox Live Arcade is accessible directly from the Xbox Dashboard, as you might expect, and while the product offering is a little slim at this early date, it's still worth investigating for two main reasons.
First, like the original version of Xbox Live Arcade, the Xbox 360 offering is aimed at a far larger audience than the hard core shut-ins (such as myself) who hunker over their consoles at 3 a.m., blasting enemies in first person shooters.
While the Xbox 360 version of Xbox Live Arcade makes Xbox Live a truly valuable service for any Xbox 360 user, it's actually missing a number of game titles that were available in the original Xbox version of Xbox Live Arcade.
www.winsupersite.com /reviews/xbox_live_arcade.asp   (1782 words)

 Dream Arcades Tables
Complete arcades start at only $999 and our kits are even less.
Even though our arcades use a PC you don’t need to ever use the computer keyboard except to add more games (the keyboard is hidden inside the cabinet).
Our head-to-head table offers an authentic arcade feel with cocktail flipping mode, which allows the screen to flip so it can be played by two players sitting across from each other.
www.dreamarcades.com /intro.shtml   (937 words)

 The Arcade Librabry
O.K., This book is not ACTUALLY based on the Arcade gamer, but more towards the generation of the home gaming consoles.
System 1 Super Show All sixteen Gottlieb System 1 games in detail, This is most likely, my favorite taps to date, as good working System one games are harder to find Get your
Well here is my arcade diary that documents other arcade game I have come across in my journeys.
www.basementarcade.com /arcade/library/index.html   (1649 words)

 MarioKart Arcade GP First Impressions - Arcade Games News at GameSpot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Slated for release in the fall, Mario Kart Arcade GP is being developed by Namco on the Triforce, which is an arcade board based on the Nintendo GameCube's architecture, codeveloped by Nintendo, Namco, and Sega in 2002.
The rubber band system gets its name because it allows you to bounce into the front of the race, which in effect will make your opponents fall to the back and then accelerate to the front again, very much like what happens with an elastic band.
Mario Kart Arcade GP is currently slated to hit arcades in Japan this fall.
www.gamespot.com /arcade/driving/mariokartarcadegp/preview_6118985.html   (1065 words)

 Amazon.com: Classic Arcade Pac-Man Handheld Game: Toys & Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
It would be a tempting overstatement to suggest that, in the intervening 20-plus years, the color LCD graphics of this new format have surpassed those of the quarter-gobbling original, but the Color FX II (powered by four AA batteries, not included) does provide a faithful re-creation of the traditional Pacman pursuit.
The FX II, with its slick, translucent orange chassis, features optional arcade sounds; although, with six control buttons, it's a bit of a shame that the Pacman navigation function--in all four directions--has been shoe-horned onto one button smaller than your thumb.
It has a "scrolling feature" where the board is divided up into 8 parts and you jump from one part of the board (screen) to the next part of the board (screen) and don't know whether there's a ghost there or not.
www.amazon.com /Classic-Arcade-Pac-Man-Handheld-Game/dp/B00004SZ4P   (1004 words)

Amusing to note that the board is marked Williams and Atari.
By equipping a Quicksilver system with an AArdvark card, owners would be able to upgrade those older consoles without incurring the expense of having to replace the monitor too.
Also the board is equipped with a small heatsink removed here to check the chip date.
www.thedodgegarage.com /3dfx/q3d_arcade.htm   (2092 words)

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