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by ArcadeHacker
August 13th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Preserving software in CRT Monitors
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Preserving software in CRT Monitors

Dear forum, I have started an effort to document and preserve software inside CRT monitors eg: computer, arcade, PVM or BVM screens. If you would like to collaborate, please document and dump any of your monitors known to have easy to access software, ie eproms, flash, fram etc. Any monitors using M...
by ArcadeHacker
December 8th, 2018, 9:51 pm
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: Sega Hitachi security modules preservation
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Sega Hitachi security modules preservation

Dear all, I have just made public the methods and hardware necessary to program the FD1089 and FD1094 security modules used in Sega System 16 / 18 / 24 & X motherboards. All details available in following page: https://arcadehacker.blogspot.com/2018/12/sega-system16-security-programming-guide.html T...
by ArcadeHacker
October 19th, 2018, 9:51 am
Forum: Arcade Games & Artwork
Topic: You've Got Grail! The Valuation Thread
Replies: 9521
Views: 813358

Re: You've Got Grail! The Valuation Thread

A local colleague of mine is interested in selling this Darius Taito pcb rarity, any idea of what's the right price for these?

The board looks clean and was pulled from the original cab years ago, unfortunately the cab got discarded. Thank you.

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by ArcadeHacker
June 6th, 2018, 9:35 am
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: Sega System 16 Security Reverse Engineering
Replies: 6
Views: 925

Sega System 16 Security Reverse Engineering

Dear forum, I'm glad to announce the successful reverse engineering of Sega's System 16 cpu security modules. This development will enable collectors worldwide preserving hardware unmodified, and stop the general discarding of Hitachi FD modules. http://arcadehacker.blogspot.com/2018/06/sega-system-...
by ArcadeHacker
May 31st, 2018, 12:01 am
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: CPS2 security reverse engineering write ups
Replies: 2
Views: 481

CPS2 security reverse engineering write ups

Dear forum, just completed a series of articles deep diving in further CPS2 hardware insights and learnings obtained during the reverse engineering of the platform security. You can access them here: Part 1. http://arcadehacker.blogspot.com/2017/03/a-journey-into-capcoms-cps2-silicon.html Part 2. ht...
by ArcadeHacker
January 2nd, 2018, 4:58 pm
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: A Journey Into Capcom's CPS2 Silicon
Replies: 8
Views: 1112

A Journey Into Capcom's CPS2 Silicon

Dear forum, last night I published a new blog article providing new information and insights on the CPS2 hardware and its chips. You can read it here:

http://arcadehacker.blogspot.com.es/201 ... licon.html

Regards.
by ArcadeHacker
March 21st, 2017, 8:45 am
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: ArcadeHacker - A journey into Capcom's CPS2 silicon
Replies: 9
Views: 2008

ArcadeHacker - A journey into Capcom's CPS2 silicon

Dear all,

Just wanted to share with you the intro to a series of articles that will discuss the inner workings of the CPS2 security architecture. You can read it all here:

http://arcadehacker.blogspot.com/2017/0 ... licon.html
by ArcadeHacker
July 10th, 2016, 4:17 pm
Forum: Arcade Games & Artwork
Topic: You've Got Grail! The Valuation Thread
Replies: 9521
Views: 813358

Re: Have I won the lottery? - No

Hi, got a Taito F3 Bubble Bobble 2 working setup that I am considering selling. Any price references welcome. Thanks

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by ArcadeHacker
June 28th, 2016, 8:16 am
Forum: Arcade Games & Artwork
Topic: You've Got Grail! The Valuation Thread
Replies: 9521
Views: 813358

Re: Have I won the lottery? - No

Hi forum, thinking of selling these Capcom CPS1.5 boards and looking for a valuation. Both original, clean and working. Thanks.

Slammasters
http://i.imgur.com/jEVT5qA.jpg

Muscle Bomber: The Body Explosion
http://i.imgur.com/R1pFiXm.jpg
by ArcadeHacker
May 29th, 2016, 8:42 pm
Forum: Arcade Games & Artwork
Topic: You've Got Grail! The Valuation Thread
Replies: 9521
Views: 813358

Re: Have I won the lottery? - No

A friend of mine in Spain is selling his Sega R360 sim, the cabinet is complete and includes the game G-LOC: Air Battle. Any idea on prices for this beast?

The cab looks like this:

by ArcadeHacker
March 1st, 2016, 11:59 am
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: [CPS2] ArcadeHacker needs you!
Replies: 2
Views: 1430

[CPS2] ArcadeHacker needs you!

Dear AO members, The ArcadeHacker project is now officially working to unravel the security mysteries of one of the most popular arcade systems ever: Capcom's CPS2. As already delivered with Kabuki and CPS1, the ArcadeHacker project aims to understand the internal workings of the security features i...
by ArcadeHacker
January 23rd, 2016, 10:41 am
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Knights of the Round suicide Battery
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Re: Knights of the Round suicide Battery

Hi Zumbito, be aware that you can now revive any cps1 boards as originals without having to replace roms or hack the c board, check my blog for more information. http://arcadehacker.blogspot.com
by ArcadeHacker
September 19th, 2015, 11:11 am
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: ArcadeHacker - Capcom
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

ArcadeHacker - Capcom

Dear all, I have just made public the code and instructions that allow the clean desuicide of Capcom Kabuki and CPS1/1.5 boards. For more information please visit the link below:

http://arcadehacker.blogspot.com/2015/0 ... pdate.html
by ArcadeHacker
June 18th, 2015, 10:59 am
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: Reverse engineering the Capcom CPS1 custom PPU
Replies: 33
Views: 5428

Re: Reverse engineering the Capcom CPS1 custom PPU

mastercello wrote:Wow, amazing - just watched the videos! :awe:

So a new battery is needed before reprogramming it?
Or will it work like the PreCPS1 Capcom games like Pang etc.?
If the battery ran out then yes, you need to replace it first.
by ArcadeHacker
June 16th, 2015, 1:40 am
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: Reverse engineering the Capcom CPS1 custom PPU
Replies: 33
Views: 5428

Re: Reverse engineering the Capcom CPS1 custom PPU

Dear all, final part 3 is now available:

http://arcadehacker.blogspot.com/2015/0 ... art-3.html

I hope you enjoy the videos.
by ArcadeHacker
May 12th, 2015, 5:20 pm
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: Reverse engineering the Capcom CPS1 custom PPU
Replies: 33
Views: 5428

Re: Reverse engineering the Capcom CPS1 custom PPU

lol, fyi i ended up buying two...
CTN wrote:Great read. Now I want a X68000 computer.
by ArcadeHacker
April 16th, 2015, 9:32 pm
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: Reverse engineering the Capcom CPS1 custom PPU
Replies: 33
Views: 5428

Arcade Hacker - Capcom CPS1 Part 1

Dear all, please find below a link to the first article on the reverse engineering of the CPS1 security custom.

http://arcadehacker.blogspot.com/2015/0 ... art-1.html
by ArcadeHacker
April 13th, 2015, 1:14 pm
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: Reverse engineering the Capcom CPS1 custom PPU
Replies: 33
Views: 5428

Reverse engineering the Capcom CPS1 custom PPU

Dear all, very excited to announce a new arcade preservation milestone, the reverse engineering of the Capcom CPS1 C board custom chip.

More information here:
http://arcadehacker.blogspot.com/2015/0 ... ement.html
by ArcadeHacker
January 17th, 2015, 1:02 am
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: Announcing Sega's FD1094 Reverse Engineering
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

Announcing Sega's FD1094 Reverse Engineering

Dear all, it is my pleasure to share my latest project with you all, the reverse engineering of the Sega FD1094 crypto cpu.

http://arcadehacker.blogspot.com/2015/0 ... verse.html

Updates will follow soon.