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second edition?
« on: July 04, 2007, 04:46:37 am »


saint, would you consider doing a second edition? i ask this because although what we are emulating is old, the technolgies we use constantly change. also things like software and web sites change.


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Re: second edition?
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2007, 11:16:51 am »
I would - I just don't think my publisher would :)
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Re: second edition?
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2007, 10:16:40 pm »


damn the publishers! damn them to hell!

although i guess they did publish your book in the first place


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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2007, 12:08:03 pm »


damn the publishers! damn them to hell!

although i guess they did publish your book in the first place

So I guess we should just damn them to heck.

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Re: second edition?
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2007, 02:41:41 pm »
I have a question, why in the book did you not address normal arcade games?  IE Jamma boards and such?  I would have loved to see a section on how to really restore a cabinet.  I know there are sites out there for that but I was just wondering. :notworthy:

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Re: second edition?
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2007, 05:40:27 pm »
Space. We already had to cut about 75 pages of material I wanted to include.
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Re: second edition?
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2007, 10:00:08 pm »
Space. We already had to cut about 75 pages of material I wanted to include.
WOW!  What kind of stuff did you cut out? :dunno

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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2007, 10:40:52 pm »
I wanted to go into game pad hacking, console stuff, etc... :)
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Re: second edition?
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2007, 10:48:33 am »
I am only about 1/4 through your book and its really good.  I am in the middle of refurbing a arcade cabinet and making it a muticade sort of speak.  I have a 1 to 4 jamma adapter card so I can plug up 4 games.  I have pit fighter, street fighter 2 and area 51/Maximum force right now.  I noticed in the book that you said you could not use the Happ guns on regular TVs.  My plan is to buy a card which transfers the RGB signal to a regular TV set.  Would the guns work with this kind of set up?

Right now I am almost at the paint stage.  I want to start painting now but since I have a 33" cabinet system there is not enough room inside the cabinet to house all the cards so I have to build a box to house them.  I was thinking of creating sliders inside the box and placeing the PCBs onto a 1/4 inch boards so I can slide them in and out.  I also still need to purchase a few computer fans to keep everything running cool as I heard the area 51 PCBs do heat up.  Still so much work to do yet.  I really need to get busy.  I hope to knock some of it out today but it is raining so building the box is out.  But I can prep everything else for paint and repair all the chips and scratches with wood putty.

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Re: second edition?
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2008, 11:41:16 pm »
Saint,

I would - I just don't think my publisher would :)

Loved the book.  Have you considered a 2nd edition as an eBook?  Maybe your publisher would be interested if there are no printing costs involved.

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Re: second edition?
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2009, 11:24:36 am »
I am a big fan of the book but that so much of the info is dated. It's very well written I just it was more current.

new publisher? self-publish?

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Re: second edition?
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2009, 11:40:13 am »
I don't own the copyright. I wrote it, but they retain the copyright for several years...
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Re: second edition?
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2009, 09:18:05 am »

It wouldn't be very intelligent to write an E-Book for MAMErs.  They aren't exactly great at respecting intellectual property rights.  It would be in the ROM circles in minutes.

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Re: second edition?
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2009, 09:46:27 am »

It wouldn't be very intelligent to write an E-Book for MAMErs.  They aren't exactly great at respecting intellectual property rights.  It would be in the ROM circles in minutes.

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Re: second edition?
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2009, 08:41:45 pm »
Saint I hate to say it but your book has already been made into an ebook.  it's already in the rom circles/ scene if you know where to look.  it's sad to see hard work given no respect.
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Re: second edition?
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2009, 09:20:52 pm »
I know. Been out there for a long time actually. Wiley goes after such instance legally when they can, but ... e-piracy is out there.   :dunno
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Re: second edition?
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2009, 11:24:51 pm »
unfortunately with all the release groups now it's a losing battle at some point in the future printed books will be a thing of the past and DRM protected digital files/ books will be the only thing available plus I'm sure it's alot cheaper for the publisher as no actual printing is involved.

  
 

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