Determining the Build Quality of a Game Cartridge

There are many important aspects to consider when assessing the quality of a reproduction or modern release game cartridge. Shell, label, beveled edge, chamfer, surface finish, etc… are all important things to consider. To the untrained eye all PCBs may at first glance appear identical, but after reading this guide you should be able to […]

Budget Arcade Power Supplies Unmasked

For years, I’ve been looking for the perfect budget arcade power supply to recommend to people–something with high-quality components that won’t break the bank. You used to be able to recommend products by brands like Happ that fit the bill, but after looking inside their latest offerings, you’ll probably want to reconsider. Apparently every single […]

UD-USB Decoder Arcade Controller Converter Firmware Update

UD Game Tech makes a popular controller adapter called the UD-USB Decoder (AKA “Undamned Converter”) that adapts Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4 controllers to arcade format, for use with arcade game PCBs and superguns. Last week he issued a firmware update to bring support to even more popular PS4 joysticks: UD-USB & UD-CPS2 […]

New Playstation 1/2/3 Breakout Board for RGB, Component, Composite, S-video, and Audio

Jacob Proctor is working on a PCB schematic for a Playstation 1, 2, and 3 audio-video breakout board. It will support RGBS, Component, Composite, S-video, and stereo audio. I asked if it would be open source and Jacob commented: Yes, once I finish the design I’ll open source it as a prerelease, and then change […]

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