Updates. No, really!

Been a while.  It’s easy to get into a rut where I’m going to update this blog after X gets done.  Then something breaks, so I’m going to update after whatever broke gets fixed.  And little things KEEP breaking.

So, yeah, at some point I just need to take a minute anyway, so that’s what I’m doing.  With luck I’ll get into a habit of doing this…

Currently state of repairs:

Star Wars trilogy:  I _think_ I’ve figure out a fix for the problems plaguing Star Wars Trilogy.  Spending some time making sure, and need to get another project out of the shop before I have the space to finish it up, but I _hope_ to have it back in the arcade in a few weeks.  By the way, playing the game on an out if sync 19″ screen sitting on the floor next to the game is even weirder than you’d think.  I need to see if I can get enough light to take a picture to post.

Point Blank 2:  The second gun continues to not work.  Three replacement boards later, and consulting with a professional tech, we’re positive the replacement boards are defective.  Not HAPPy.  Not sure if we’re going to take another stab at trying to convince the supplier that they need to test the boards, or what.  If nothing else they refunded us the first two times, so no complaints about their sales department, but this is getting frustrating.  Will try to keep you posted.

Donkey Kong:  As soon as I have space, I’ll be fixing the joystick.  It’s playable now, but could be better, and I finally found the box of spare parts.

The project that’s taking up space in my shop:  Would a picture do?

There is a lot of work to do on this game, but I have most of the parts, have the rest on the way, and am probably about 1/4 done.  I will be so happy to have this working again after 11-12 years!

Thank you for reading and playing, I should be back with more updates within a week (or sooner, if I can get a picture of the current test setup for Star Wars).

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