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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2011, 05:06:40 pm »
Speak of the devil, my author's copies arrived today! Don't know where the production chain is for the rest but they should be arriving soon :)
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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #41 on: January 22, 2011, 10:51:49 am »
I received this in my email last night.    :applaud:


Hello,

We have received new release date information related to the order you placed on January 06 2011. The item(s) listed below will actually ship sooner than we originally expected based on the new release date:

 John St. Clair "Project Arcade: Build Your Own Arcade Machine (Wiley Red Books)"
   Previous estimated arrival date: February 03 2011
   New estimated arrival date: January 26 2011

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #42 on: January 22, 2011, 05:25:04 pm »
Just got an Email from Amazon saying that the book has shipped.  ;D

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #43 on: January 24, 2011, 06:20:47 am »
Just got an Email from Amazon saying that the book has shipped.  ;D

Yes, I got that Email too, what a nice surprise.

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #44 on: January 24, 2011, 09:13:20 am »
Woot,
Exciting!  Planning on ordering my Cab this weekend and starting button/stick organization process.  Awesome! :)
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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #45 on: January 24, 2011, 09:34:59 pm »
Got my copy today, great book so far.  One thing I noticed though was the lack of info on Japanese parts.  No info on the many offerings of joysticks and buttons from Seimitsu or Sanwa parts, which was a bit disappointing.

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #46 on: January 25, 2011, 09:43:21 am »
Greetings from Amazon.com.

We thought you'd like to know that we shipped your items, and that this completes your order.

Shipped via UPS Tracking number:    (estimated delivery date: January 26, 2011).

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #47 on: January 25, 2011, 07:14:35 pm »
Got mine today.   :cheers:

There is a typo on page 490.  Bender's real name is Bender Bending Rodríguez.   ;D


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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #48 on: January 25, 2011, 09:51:33 pm »
Got mine yesterday, but I wasn't home until today.  Just flipped through, looks good.  Over 500 pages of info! 

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #49 on: January 28, 2011, 10:40:06 pm »
I'm told the package came on Tuesday the 25th.  We didn't get back from vacation until Thursday.

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #50 on: January 31, 2011, 10:40:43 am »
Mine arrived on 25th - so far I like  :applaud:

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #51 on: January 31, 2011, 12:03:16 pm »
Got mine over the weekend, much bigger than expected, and I'm working my way through the control panel chapter in preparation for ordering some buttons/sticks.  I especially like the line in the beginning that asks you not to loan the book to friends, you should instead tell them to order their own copy.

Nice!  :lol
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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #52 on: January 31, 2011, 10:53:48 pm »
Got mine today.. lots of good lil tidbits from skimming it already.. i am in the midst of my cabinet build.. just layed down the first coat of poly tonite

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #53 on: February 01, 2011, 12:36:56 am »
Got my notice.   In transit from Amazon.ca

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #54 on: February 01, 2011, 01:46:22 pm »
Got my notice.   In transit from Amazon.ca
Me too! Just got my notice today.

Shipped
Delivery Estimate: Feb 3 2011

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #55 on: February 02, 2011, 10:54:01 am »
Just ordered mine.  Can't wait...
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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #56 on: February 02, 2011, 11:16:51 am »
Thanks everyone - hope you all enjoy it :)
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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #57 on: February 02, 2011, 12:05:28 pm »
Just ordered the book.

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #58 on: February 02, 2011, 02:58:42 pm »
Got mine the other night!  Very cool! :)

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #59 on: February 02, 2011, 10:14:14 pm »
Just ordered and downloaded the Ebook and then promptly ordered the hardcopy ;)
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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #60 on: February 03, 2011, 12:00:19 pm »
Finished my first skim of the book, now off to construction phases and more in depth reading.

And today I got an Amazon refund of $0.19 due to their Pre-Order price guarantee... Woot, more money for buttons! :D
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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #61 on: February 03, 2011, 06:15:12 pm »
Amazon actually delivered when they said they would!

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #62 on: February 03, 2011, 07:30:13 pm »
amazon.ca delivered mine today.  1 day before it was scheduled to arrive.

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #63 on: February 03, 2011, 10:33:53 pm »
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Amazon actually delivered when they said they would!

Mine says the 7th but hope its before that as it has shipped.  Love the 2600 sticks in the background opt2not :)
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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #64 on: February 04, 2011, 04:23:20 am »
Mine says the 7th but hope its before that as it has shipped.  Love the 2600 sticks in the background opt2not :)

haha, thanks! It was a secret santa gift at the office. Limited silkscreen print from some gaming-savvy online site ...I figured I'd frame it and leave it on my desk as a tribute. Got my Atari Flashback hooked up beside my desk as well, for some impromptu Yars Revenge, or Asteroids breaks. Though the atari version of  Asteroids isn't the greatest IMO. Can't wait till my Asteroids Cocktail restore is done, then it'll be so on! :)

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #65 on: February 05, 2011, 05:03:17 am »
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Can't wait till my Asteroids Cocktail restore is done, then it'll be so on!

No doubt! :)

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #66 on: February 25, 2011, 02:16:34 pm »
Got an unexpected package in the mail today... Saint's new book!  w00t!

Unexpected; came as a birthday gift from my brother-in-law (who apparently knows just what I wanted).

Although my cab is basically done (minus some rewiring I need to do to get the LEDs hooked up), I'm going to enjoy reading this.  As for my rewiring?  When doing it the first time I managed to wire the LEDs up backwards (wrong polarity).  All of them.  At least I was consistent.  Doh!

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #67 on: March 05, 2011, 07:54:59 am »


Got the book a few weeks back.
One note from me, I'd pay more for a book with colored pictures and the cd-rom is kinda hard to navigate trough..
But a great book, by all means!

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #68 on: March 05, 2011, 09:58:51 am »
Yeah, I was disappointed they wouldn't do color photos in the book that's why I insisted on a companion CD with pictures and other stuff.
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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #69 on: March 05, 2011, 01:03:11 pm »
Yeah, I was disappointed they wouldn't do color photos in the book that's why I insisted on a companion CD with pictures and other stuff.

Sure helped alot!
How did you like that CD content? Kinda goes with the retro feel of the subject of MAME..

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #70 on: May 23, 2011, 03:55:08 pm »
The first book is great. I use to read it just to read it knowing id use the info later. But i have to know, why are you not my friend?  :D

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« Reply #71 on: May 23, 2011, 04:09:52 pm »
I never did find out why they put that on the cover :)
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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #72 on: June 01, 2011, 03:36:59 pm »
Ive been gone from the arcade scene for a few years.  Whats new in this book.  is it worth buying if i already have the old one?

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #73 on: June 01, 2011, 04:11:17 pm »
A LOT of updates, discussion about LCD monitors, updated vendor lists, and yes its worth it, its only 20 bucks and a good reference.

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #74 on: June 27, 2011, 02:32:18 pm »
Ok i bit the bullet and ordered it.

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #75 on: November 14, 2011, 01:24:07 am »
Just found out about this.  Great to see an updated version!  Borrowing it from the local library.  If I like it, I'll order it at amazon...
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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #76 on: November 15, 2011, 03:45:24 pm »
Hey i dont have the book near me, and im wondering if it has a pdf copy of the book on the cd?  if it does id like to load that into my ipad.

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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #77 on: November 27, 2011, 08:40:57 pm »
Ooooohhhhhh.   Shiny!

I love the new additions.  I will grab the kindle version when I have a chance.
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Re: New book coming?
« Reply #78 on: January 17, 2012, 09:14:27 pm »
Finally got around to looking, the cd does not have a pdf version. :-(

  
 

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