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Re: Gone Fishing (a bit OT)
01/23/17 04:51 AM


> > Hey sorry I meant to reply to this earlier and forgot to. House calls are actually
> > extremely rare in dumping and I haven't gotten any interest here for one. With a PC
> > based game we would need basically 3 things: hard drive dump, bios dump(s) and
> > hardware information. So you could either pull the whole computer and ship and loan
> > that out or follow instructions on doing it yourself. As for house calls in dumping
> > I'd say less than .1% of the dumps in mame are from them. With a computer from
> recent
> > years it's feasible to say the motherboard bios could be gotten from an external
> > source/download/program and all you would need to do is buy a cheap adapter to read
> > out the hard drive to another PC and otherwise would probably only need to take a
> > bunch of pics of the inside of the computer and maybe an alt boot so we'd know the
> > CPU, RAM, motherboard, videocard and whatnot. Again, house calls are extremely rare
> > so some basic work from yourself or else pulling the computer and shipping it out.
>
> So, a bit off-topic, but since you mentioned house calls for dumps...
>
> Back in 1998 (I think; I'll have to research this), I came across, quite by accident,
> a Space Invaders II cocktail machine at a lasertag/arcade facility about 50 miles
> from my home, and posted the find to the MAME dev list that was in operation back
> then. Frank Palazzolo and I met up the next night and drove down to the place, since
> it was a pretty rare machine and not emulated in MAME at the time. Frank put up the
> majority of the cash since I didn't have all of funds at the time, but we got it at a
> decent price ($300, if I recall). We brought the machine back to my house, and Frank
> took the boards home with him for dumping and the majority of the emulation work. I
> helped with the overlay colors and layout, and recorded the samples, since the game
> itself has two sound boards and some of the Invaders samples were missing from MAME
> back then (extra life and mystery saucer, IIRC). I bought the boards back from Frank
> and sold the machine a few years later. The listing on VAPS and the pictures there
> are of the same machine that the MAME dumps came from.
>
> So, not quite the same situation, but a story that I wanted to share since your post
> reminded me of it.

Cool story. Fun to hear the history of these preservation projects.







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Subject Posted by Posted on
* Gone Fishing Surgeville 07/21/13 05:14 PM
. * Re: Gone Fishing Bad A Billy  07/22/13 01:13 AM
. * Re: Gone Fishing Surgeville  07/25/13 04:46 AM
. * Re: Gone Fishing SmitdoggAdministrator  07/21/13 05:42 PM
. * Re: Gone Fishing Surgeville  07/25/13 06:25 PM
. * Re: Gone Fishing Surgeville  01/01/17 05:32 PM
. * Re: Gone Fishing SmitdoggAdministrator  01/01/17 05:42 PM
. * Re: Gone Fishing Surgeville  01/01/17 06:10 PM
. * Re: Gone Fishing SmitdoggAdministrator  01/21/17 01:55 AM
. * Re: Gone Fishing (a bit OT) Brian Deuel  01/22/17 08:56 PM
. * Re: Gone Fishing (a bit OT) Surgeville  01/23/17 04:51 AM
. * Re: Gone Fishing Surgeville  01/21/17 02:10 AM
. * Re: Gone Fishing SmitdoggAdministrator  01/21/17 06:19 PM
. * Re: Gone Fishing Surgeville  01/22/17 02:30 AM
. * Re: Gone Fishing SmitdoggAdministrator  01/21/17 02:17 AM
. * Re: Gone Fishing Bad A Billy  01/01/17 08:58 PM

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