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    Astro / New Astro City LED "Service" Light Mod + 3D Printed Mount Brackets

    Thanks! Power strip is cut on the end to bare wire, then the Live/Neutral/Ground are connected to the corresponding terminals on the Astro's cable plate - fork terminals in the terminal block for AC power, and a ring terminal for the ground line. They're wired in 'upstream' of the cabinet...
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    (New) Astro City Cashbox Shelf

    Awesome! Glad people are finding it useful.
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    PGM single game PCB assembly and troubleshooting

    Ah okay, I thought that the purpose of using the bootleg and AMB ROMs was that they were already decrypted. I was aware of the ASIC as a feature of regular carts, but I did not realize that the Cave single-board PGM games used the ASIC in their original form. My apologies.
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    PGM single game PCB assembly and troubleshooting

    Yeah wow, this totally works! Ran through a loop of attract with Black Label, and then went to Test menu to launch White Label. Seems to be working fine so far. Thanks so much!!
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    PGM single game PCB assembly and troubleshooting

    @digitron I agree with you completely. But right now I don't think there is even a working ROM for White Label (other than its partially-functional inclusion in the Dual mode ROM). I'd really love to hear more detail from @nnap about how he managed to get the dual version working in White...
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    PGM single game PCB assembly and troubleshooting

    I'm pretty sure that's what I am doing - I followed the exact procedure mentioned here: https://www.arcade-projects.com/threads/pgm-single-game-pcb-assembly-and-troubleshooting.10015/post-172566 Embedded modified BIOS in the ROM, QB version of the PAL, etc. Is that what you're using, or are...
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    PGM single game PCB assembly and troubleshooting

    Boards arrived yesterday, got Dai Ou Jou Black Label up and running now! :D My apologies for not digging through this entire thread, but is there any way to get White Label working? The "Old Version" selection at bootup does not work, and crashes after the region warning screen. EDIT: Just...
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    (New) Astro City Cashbox Shelf

    [Reserving space for final pictures once I am able to take them]
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    (New) Astro City Cashbox Shelf

    Overview A few months back, I designed a custom shelf to fit above the cashbox in the Astro and New Astro City cabinets. I've been very busy with work, so I only just finished documentation of it - but it's been working fine for me for over half a year. The project is open-source and I've...
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    [FS] Vewlix or (Uni Blast Backlit/Translit) Marquee art set (UPDATED 20-JAN-2022) ~ Guilty Gear Strive

    I'm intrigued by these - do you have any pictures of them installed on an Astro or Blast?
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    Irken (MiSTer) JAMMA Expander

    This is mildly off topic but - from what I've seen, on most cabs you can actually send whatever resolution you want through the JAMMA edge as long as the monitor can support it. For example, in my Blast I run 31k VGA video into the JAMMA edge (through a JVS IO that handles sync combining and...
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    PCB Feet

    If you just need one or two sets, FocusAttack sells them in multiple flavors - along with tons of other arcade parts. Shipping might be expensive outside of the US though. Similarly, in the SoCal area Arcadeshock also sells adhesive ones - again, along with tons of other arcade components. If...
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    PGM single game PCB interest check

    Also willing to try US shipping if you still need volunteers.
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    Any PGM Conversion info out there?

    Thank you very much! I spent a while learning how to tune it, and got some help from friends who are more experienced with monitor calibration. I agree that the result is really nice.
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    Any PGM Conversion info out there?

    While testing after work tonight I noticed some strange tearing and graphical errors on the background. Since it only occurred on background tile elements (not sprites) I assumed it was related to the tile ROM; on a friend's recommendation I added some decoupling caps to the board, and...
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    Any PGM Conversion info out there?

    I got it! 8o Definitely not the cleanest work; need to practice and improve more for sure. But as my first PCB repair I'm absolutely ecstatic right now lmao. In total: Removed and replaced main program ROM Removed and replaced program ROM remap GAL Fixed some traces that I broke during the...
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    Any PGM Conversion info out there?

    I've tried the GAL modifications; while I believe my adjustments to the equations and pinouts are correct, I'm not seeing a meaningful change in output. While poking around I noticed that none of the PAx_OUT lines are connected except for PA8_OUT, which is kinda weird. I believe most other PGM...
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    Any PGM Conversion info out there?

    I was eventually able to download WinCUPL, but I had to use Microsoft Edge to do it lol... Unfortunately I don't think I'll be able to salvage the GAL on the board - it's proving extremely stubborn and resistant to desoldering efforts, and I'm concerned that I'll damage the PCB if I work it...
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    Any PGM Conversion info out there?

    Perfect, great to know I'm on the right track! Thanks again for all your work documenting these boards; the pinout has been extremely helpful in troubleshooting this cart. I'm really looking forward to working on the proper DIY carts once you get the boards going again! I'm having a hell of a...
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