A massive arcade repair manual by collectors and operators, for collectors and operators.
We currently have 42 games, 35 systems, 92 parts and 1 general tips documented. Across all known hardware we have 104 repair tips added. Our users have contributed 1813 times overall. Help us document as much as possible for every game by contributing what you know.
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The last page update was on October 19th, 2019.
Feel free to add any arcade cabinet, hardware or replacement parts you are familiar with. For the most part, any information about an arcade game is useful information. To ensure high quality and consistency, please keep in mind the following when editing repair pages:
- Try to add one game for a game series. If a game has undergone a wild redesign of the cabinet such that none of the information from an older cabinet is valid, then creating a new game is fine. However, most games do not vary as much in the cabinet design as they do in the hardware revisions. A single game with multiple links to the various hardware used is the correct way to edit.
- Some games (notably older ones) use a custom arcade board designed to play that game and that game only. For games like these, no link to hardware is necessary. Many newer games reuse cabinets by allowing pluggable hardware such as the JAMMA standard as well as interchangeable game ROMs on a common platform such as the NAOMI computer. For games like these, make sure there is a relevant hardware section and a list of known game revisions for that hardware.
- When adding a replacement part, please do not link it against both the game and hardware for the game. If a part is specific to repairing a particular hardware revision, link it against the hardware. If a part goes to repairing a cabinet regardless of the game version (such as marquee lights or input switches), link it against the game.
- Repair tips that only address a particular hardware setup should go into the relevant hardware page, not the game page. Similarly, repair tips that are agnostic to hardware revisions should go on the game page.
- Tip topics should address the general goal or problem being solved by the repair tip. If it is general cabinet information such as specifications, dimensions, power draw or other miscelaneous facts, it should go in the description.
- Each page has a discussion section for you to talk about formatting, tips and general editing with other users. If you are unsure of something on a page, do not hesitate to discuss it with other members!
These guidelines are not meant to restrict particular types of information so much as attempt to unify presentation. If you find that a particular guideline limits you from doing something useful, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will investigate it!
Supported Wiki Markup
The repair tips and description sections of all pages support a subset of Wiki markup, as detailed below.
- ''italic'' - italic text
- '''bold''' - bold text
- '''''bold and italic''''' - bold and italic text
- <strike>strike text</strike> - strikethrough text
- <nowiki>no markup</nowiki> - section without wiki markup
- --- (on its own line) - horizontal line
- * - bullet point list
- # - numbered list
- ; - item
- : - item definition
- <table><tr><td></td></tr></table> - simple table
- <code>code</code> - fixed width code
- <pre>preformatted</pre> - preformatted fixed width
- <!-- comment --> - comment in the tip only seen when editing
- [url] - numbered url opening in a new page
- [url caption] - url opening in a new page with a caption
- [image:url] - inline image
As is standard on wikis, definition lists, bullet lists and numbered lists can be of any depth and complexity. To start a new section, add two line breaks (hit enter twice).
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