63: I have my Bachelor’s in Ham
Ah…winter – we want you gone.
The cold gets so tiring, that we are left with not much to do other than muse on pork and pork-related products. Instead of waxing on about bacon, it’s really time to get back to projects, restoring some games and spending Brent’s money on absolutely everything in sight. Although the weather isn’t cooperating, we aren’t letting that stop us from another great show and 3.5 hours talking shop on arcade and pinball. This month, we gear up for the Louisville Arcade Expo and Jeremy Fleitz sits in with us as we learn what to expect from the 2018 version of the show. We talk fixing Pole Positions – and the FPGA multiboard status, swapping William’s power supplies for modern replacements, Vectrex games, whole-house surge protection and everything under the sun regarding Total Nuclear Annihilation. All up, a pretty dyslexic, but totally fun show!
Oh yeah – Brent wants an Iron Maiden. Come on Stern!!
Here’s how the timings for the show break down:
* Segment 1 – 00:00 – 01:29 – Monthly updates
* Segment 2 – 01:29 – 02:31 – Jeremy Fleitz and Louisville Arcade Expo 2018
* Segment 3 – 02:31 – 03:19 -Spend Brent’s Money, News and Feedback
* Segment 4 – 03:20 – Outtakes!
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Episode 63 - Show LinksHere's a 'one-stop' shop for all the items we mentioned in this month's episode!
|The Pinball Workshop||Youtube Channel||Ran by listener Adam Curry|
|Vectrex - Big Blue||Homebrew Games||Vector Republic website
Vector Republic Facebook page
|Sky Skipper Project||Restoration|
|Sky Skipper Project - UK Reveal Details|
Alex's UK Reveal weekend recap and thoughts -
Watch the UK reveal in its entirety - thanks to Retro Dave!
|Latest updates on the project!
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|Total Nuclear Annihilation||Game||TNA Blog @ Scott Danesi's website|
|Gameroom Power solutions||Gameroom||Eliminator E-107 8-rocker 15A power strip||15-Amp load-rated, most widely-used in DJ equipment setups.|
|Whole-House surge suppression||Gameroom||Schneider Electric HEPD-80|
Intermatic SmartGuard with replaceable modules
|Purchase the HEPD-80 @ Amazon
Purchase the Intermatic SmartGuard @ Lowes
|Williams Power Supply Adapter||Restoration||Fastens in the same place as the original, maintains the coin door power (lights and lockouts), plus it uses a Happ power pro that delivers 20A at 5V with , -12V, 12V, and -5V. |
Adapter Board - bare
Switching power supply attached
|$70 - Purchase @ Paradise Arcade
CMOS high score tables getting corrupted on power off due to voltage dropping way too quickly? Seems to be a common problem in Williams games when switching off the linear power supply. KLOV suggest swapping the CMOS for NVRAM to solve that problem.
|Tron & Satan's Hollow monitor bezel transition bracket||Restoration||$30; will be powdercoated
Info thread @ KLOV
|Konami 2-way switcher adapter||Add-on||Features:|
Only one game board powered at a time.
3ft ribbon and power cables included.
5V, 12V, -5V switch via relay.
-5V can be removed for 1 or both games by removing jumpers. Some Konami games go haywire if you provide them with -5V.
No goofy remote. Switch games by pressing P1Start+P2Start simultaneously for 1.5seconds. Or remove the onboard jumpers and connect to 1 or 2 buttons of your choice to switch games.
|Info thread @ KLOV
Installation Instructions available for download
|Total Nuclear Annihilation Soundtrack released on cassette||Add-on|
|Total Nuclear Annihilation accessory power splitter||Add-on||Order @ Pinball Life|
|Pole Position FPGA update||Restoration||OneCircuit Facebook Page|
|ColorDMD for The Lost World:Jurassic Park||Add-on Parts||ColorDMD for Jurassic Park||LCD version is $423; LED version is $369|
|Stern Vault AC/DC Luci Edition||Game|