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New book coming?
« on: July 02, 2010, 11:07:24 am »
I was reading "The Perfect Arcade" article on gamespy today and noticed that it mentions  the Project Arcade book. It also mentions that there will be a new version later this year.  I was just curious on the status of this.   I currently own the original, but would love to see an updated version come out.  Here is the article in case anyone missed it.

http://www.gamespy.com/articles/110/1103044p1.html

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2010, 12:03:33 pm »
Guess the cat's out of the bag :)  End of this year I hope.
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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2010, 02:20:52 pm »
Guess the cat's out of the bag :)  End of this year I hope.

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010, 07:51:19 am »
Blip, blip, blam!

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2010, 12:23:09 pm »
That is great.  I'll be looking forward to the pre-order link.

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2010, 05:14:14 pm »
Great. my mom just spent 50 bucks on the old one for my birthday 2 weeks ago... It wont render the first version completely obsolete will it? I would feel bad lol, my poor broke mom got it for me.  :P
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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2010, 09:24:48 pm »
Great. my mom just spent 50 bucks on the old one for my birthday 2 weeks ago... It wont render the first version completely obsolete will it? I would feel bad lol, my poor broke mom got it for me.  :P

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2010, 10:14:10 am »
Any clues as to what to expect?

I'm assuming much will stay the same but with updated products, a section on lighting buttons/joysticks and maybe a pinball section?  Also the lightgun section could use an update.




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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2010, 07:54:44 pm »
Just saw that its due to come out 1/25/11, awesome!


http://www.borders.com/online/store/TitleDetail?sku=047089153X

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2010, 08:40:31 pm »
http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/Project-Arcade-Build-Your-Own-John-St-Clair/9780470891537-item.html?ref=Search+Books%3a+%27John+St.+Clair%27
Interesting
Says 1/07/11 for Canadian book seller Chapters.
That can't be right...there' s no reason it should come out in Canada before the States. 
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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2010, 02:19:04 pm »
Ha, perhaps that is what the "hall of Fame worthy projects" thread was all about.  ;)

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2010, 02:32:55 pm »
Ha, perhaps that is what the "hall of Fame worthy projects" thread was all about.  ;)

Hmm.... what an interesting idea ;)
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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2010, 02:46:13 pm »
That's great!  I got the old book and it's awesome. I am sure that there is a lot to update since it was written.  That is about the time I plan to start building my cab too :)

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2010, 01:52:54 pm »
That is great.  I'll be looking forward to the pre-order link.
Pre Ordered from amazon.

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2010, 05:33:01 am »
ditto

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2010, 02:47:36 pm »
it would be cool if you submitted a clean pdf for the kindle reader. I got the original through kindle and the scans they did were pretty lame. The actual book is probably better I bet.. especially for diy projects. I still don't get why the kindle or the kindle software don't let you write directly on the pages with a tablet or the reader. =/


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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2010, 12:50:04 am »
Cool......i Just found out about the second edition today and can't wait. I have the original book and am a big fan. I still refer to it even today and I finished my mame build 2 years ago.

What's new in the second edition and does it come with a cd again?

I have preordered it and can't wait! :)

all we need now is for spystyle to put his web guide into print as a book! I would buy that too!  :)
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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2010, 01:20:28 am »
Ryglore, what +are+ you talking about?  ;)


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50$ seems like a bargain. When I got on ebay to look for a copy of the original printing, the only one I found was going for 250$! I kid you not.

I'm just hoping there's details about using linear actuators in cabs in the new version ;D

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« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2010, 11:47:00 am »
'm just hoping there's details about using linear actuators in cabs in the new version ;D

Heh. Umm... version 3 maybe?
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« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2010, 03:30:35 pm »
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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2010, 07:34:36 am »
why different release date in USA?

Amazon United Kingdom - 6 January 2011
Amazon Germany - 6 January 2011
Amazon France - 6 January 2011
Amazon Canada - 6 January 2011

Amazon United States - 1 February 2011

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« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2010, 10:58:45 am »
No idea. I'm positive it won't be available anywhere earlier than in the US... I'll check with my publisher.
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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2010, 08:13:31 pm »
I ordered from Amazon.ca and it is not scheduled to arrive until Jan 19.  That is with their free shipping option.

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2010, 03:17:22 am »
I ordered from Amazon.ca and it is not scheduled to arrive until Jan 19.  That is with their free shipping option.

but here http://www.amazon.ca/Project-Arcade-Build-Your-Machine/dp/047089153X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1291400396&sr=8-1 Amazon say:

Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (Jan 7 2011)

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« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2010, 09:41:03 am »
The Jan 19 date is the arrival date at my door with the shipping option that I chose.  That is why I said arrive and noted the free shipping option. ;D

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2010, 09:49:26 am »
I'll buy it more to support Saint than anything else.  It's a great reference but I found that I read more online during my first build than I did in referencing the book.  I did read the book extensively though and you can see all of the saw dust in it from when it was in the garage with me.
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« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2010, 11:07:12 am »
I'll buy it more to support Saint than anything else.  It's a great reference but I found that I read more online during my first build than I did in referencing the book.  I did read the book extensively though and you can see all of the saw dust in it from when it was in the garage with me.
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« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2010, 07:32:31 pm »
Amazon just sent me an email saying not to expect my pre-order till FEB 3 now...
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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #28 on: December 29, 2010, 11:38:55 pm »
This is awesome news! I bought the first one I wanna say almost 2 years ago and even though it still gets well used to this day, It still looks brand new.  ;D

I cant wait for this 2nd edition. Great job and thank you. :applaud:

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #29 on: December 30, 2010, 01:25:22 pm »
I just found a copy of the 1st edition at a second hand bookstore for a few bucks complete with the cd : ) . I am just about to undergo the project of building a cabinet with my son.. How much information is updated in the book . Am i better off picking up the next version of the book or is the vendor lists and information here(online) more relevant with the old book ?

Just curious

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« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2011, 10:40:35 am »
I just found a copy of the 1st edition at a second hand bookstore for a few bucks complete with the cd : ) . I am just about to undergo the project of building a cabinet with my son.. How much information is updated in the book . Am i better off picking up the next version of the book or is the vendor lists and information here(online) more relevant with the old book ?

Just curious
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You can easily build a cabinet with the first book and it'll be great.  There are more options available now on the hardware side but that's covered on the msg boards.  I'm sure a lot of it'll be in the book too.
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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2011, 12:33:54 am »
Shipment 1 of 1
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« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2011, 11:30:20 am »
Stinks that we have to wait till Feb 1st in the US. :(

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« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2011, 12:31:46 pm »
Shipment 1 of 1
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Awesome!  I just ordered mine.

Estimated delivery February 3, 2011

Pathetic that I'm on my second book with no cab to show for it though.   ;D

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« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2011, 11:00:01 am »
Dam it was not shipped as promised.  I guess I will be waiting like everyone.

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2011, 07:38:43 pm »
Glad I was routed to this forum - looking at building my first MAME and don't know where to start ...... pre-ordered the book off Amazon. So high hopes it will tell me how to build one...... I have a 25" Sony Trinitron Flat Screen CRT Color TV (KV-XA25M80) that hoping can use but fear too big.

Fingers crossed!

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« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2011, 08:27:46 pm »
Glad I was routed to this forum - looking at building my first MAME and don't know where to start ...... pre-ordered the book off Amazon. So high hopes it will tell me how to build one...... I have a 25" Sony Trinitron Flat Screen CRT Color TV (KV-XA25M80) that hoping can use but fear too big.

Fingers crossed!
I bet that TV will look very good!  And I doubt it will be too big.  Post if you have any questions or need help.  And start thread in Project Announcements with lots of pics once you start your build.

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« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2011, 03:56:52 pm »
I bet that TV will look very good!  And I doubt it will be too big.  Post if you have any questions or need help.  And start thread in Project Announcements with lots of pics once you start your build.
I'll certinly start a thread once I understand a bit more what to do. My issue with TV is not so much screen size but the overall size of the TV cabinet because of side speakers . I think I'll need to remove tube etc but very nervous about doing so. Not expecting the Project Arcade book to cover that (might be pleasently surprised) so will lean heavily on forum or other MAME builders in the NoVA area (are there any?)

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« Reply #38 on: January 21, 2011, 02:13:26 am »
I emailed the UK publisher yesterday as I was frustrated that Amazon UK is still showing 14 January as the published date but listing it as a pre-order. I got a friendly response to say it's projected publishing date is 14 February 2011 (at least here in the UK) and is subject to change. So disappointed!!  :cry:
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« Reply #39 on: January 21, 2011, 08:58:15 am »
Amazon.com says it's in stock, but I don't even have my author's copies yet. I have no doubts it will be shipping in February, but I don't know exactly when in February.
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