Episode 30–Not Really, But Kinda Yes…
It’s our big (ok, not really *that* big) 30th episode and we’re in the studio catching up from the last couple of months being on the road! We recap our travels, some listener meet-ups and show shenanigans, even as we prepare for being at the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo later this month! If you happen to be at the show, be sure to flag Brent and I down as we’d love to chat.
We recap our updates and talk about projects, acquisitions, money found and money lost and how we each tend to cost each other cash month in and month out! Brent dives knee-deep into Space Invaders as he clears his way out for the return to the BurgerTime restore while Whitney is all over the map on tools, desoldering setups, ROM burners and restoration parts – and takes a good pile of grief over making absolutely no progress on Project ZK (Zoo Keeper).
To top it all off, we even delve into the 6502 processor origins by learning more about Mr. Chuck Peddle! With so much schizophrenia (but in a good way) it’s a wonder the show didn’t end before it began.
Here’s how the episode breaks down:
- Segment 1 – Intro, updates and what we’ve had going on
- Segment 2 – Technical and Restoration Discussion (1:27:00 – 87 minutes flat)
- Segment 3 – News and Feedback (2:43:45 – 163 minutes, 45 seconds)
- Outtakes @ 3:13
Episode 30 - Show LinksHere's a 'one-stop' shop for all the items we mentioned in this month's episode!
|Main Street Amusements||Arcade||BurgerTime @ KLOV||Indiana's largest pinball arcade with over 40 games!
|Space Invaders||Game||Space Invaders @ KLOV||Midway version - not Taito!|
|Braze multi-kit for Space Invaders||Mod||Space Invaders multi-kit||Includes sound and RAM diagnostics in addition to 8 game variations.|
|Galaxian||Game||Galaxian @ KLOV||Discussed monitor swaps and the K4500.|
|BattleZone||Game||Battlezone @ KLOV||Harness issues, resets and more work needed.|
|Bump-N-Jump||Game||Bump-N-Jump @ KLOV||New game acquisition by Whitney|
|Satan's Hollow||Game||Satan's Hollow @ KLOV||New game acquisition by Whitney - needs a lot of work.|
|ZooKeeper||Game||ZooKeeper @ KLOV||No progress, but I like having it in the show notes!|
|Major Havoc||Game||Major Havoc @ KLOV||Conversion cabinet discussion|
|Willem GQ-4X Programmer||MCUMall|
|Needham EMP-20 Programmer||Tools||Needham programmer page|
|Data I/O 29B Programmer||Tools||Data I/O 29B reference pages||Official Yahoo support group|
|Chuck Peddle interview on the Ampre Hour podcast episode #241||Interview||Ampre Hour Podcast episode 241||Inventor of the 6502 processor.|
|BrentRadio's Space Invaders Reference site||Website||The History of Space Invaders||Definitive reference site on Space Invaders.|
|ArcadeShop SI replacement power supply||Mod||The History of Space Invaders||Linear power supply swap-out with required support circuitry for reliable power cycles.|
|Mirrored Tapper monitor bezel - Phoenix Arcade||Reproductions||Pre-Order thread on KLOV||Cost is $130 + shipping to CONUS
Pre-order now over, but thread has all relevant information.
|Williams ROM -> IDE adapters||Reproductions||Info thread @ KLOV||Converts the 'non-standard' ROM cable connector to a 40-pin IDE cable connector and eliminates a huge weak point on the Williams ROM boards|
|Atari Star Wars yoke springs||Reproductions||Pre-Order thread @ KLOV||$36 per set of 4 springs.|
|Major Havoc / 720 base molding||Reproductions||Thread @ KLOV||$45 per 8ft. piece|
|Dragon's Lair & Space Ace scoreboards and annunciators||Reproduction||Thread @ KLOV||Mark Spaeth reproduction; $100 + shipping.|
|Nintendo 4-board PCB stack -> edge connector harness||Mod||Thread @ KLOV||Mark Spaeth production; interest thread only at this time.|
|Dezbaz's reproduction Amplifone and WG6100 parts||Reproduction||Thread @ KLOV||Parent thread for several sub-threads on each reproduction part.|
|Williams widget boards||Reproduction||Thread @ KLOV||Mark Spaeth reproduction; $35 + shipping.|
|Tempest to Major Havoc roller controller||Reproduction||Thread @ KLOV||Takeman repdocution.|
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