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11.12.2011 - The apologetic Gregf update...

7.11.2011 - Cave In

  • Anyway, on with an update regardless.

  • Renamed Cave SH3 Hardware to Cave CV1000B Hardware.
  • Added Mushihime-Sama Futari, Mushihime-Sama Futari Ver 1.5 and Medal Mahjong Moukari Bancho to Cave CV1000B Hardware.
  • Added a Cave CV1000D Hardware Page.
  • Moved Deathsmiles Mega Black Label, Do-Don-Pachi Dai-Fukkatsu, Do-Don-Pachi Dai-Fukkatsu Black label and Do-Don-Pachi Dai-Fukkatsu Ver 1.5 to Cave CV1000D Hardware Page.
  • Added Akai Katana and Mushihime-Sama Ver 1.5 Matsuri Version to Cave CV1000D Hardware Page.
  • There's more to do in these pages, but that'll do for now ;)

    Other Bits
  • In other news and talking about hardware, as we sometimes do, NEW PC!


    For those of you interested (all... well, none of you probably!)
    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K / Corsair A50 Cooler
    Mobo: Asus P8P67 PRO Intel P67 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard
    RAM: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit
    PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 650W V2 High Performance Power Supply
    Drives: OCZ Vertex 2E Bigfoot 120GB 3.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive (and 4 normal hard drives of varying sizes)
    Optical: LiteOn iHBS112 12x BluRay-RW 16 x DVD±RW Drive

    My first PC with no floppy drive at all, and I really can't recommend getting a solid state hard drive enough, it's just stunningly fast,



5.11.2011 - The few spoiling it for the many

  • So I've had a good look at the site, and there's nothing really *that* wrong, it could probably do with the tender loving touch of an SQL guru, nudge nudge wink wink.

    It is however being caused by a few people, what I can only think of as trying to mirror the site for some reason, they are;

  • Lisbon, Portugal - 5144 pages - 15720 database requests

  • Osaka, Japan - 1078 pages - 17590 database requests

  • Liberia - Costa Rica - 963 pages - 13660 database requests

  • Urayasu, Japan - DION (KDDI CORPORATION) - 876 pages - 14114 database requests

  • London, England - 375 pages - 10193 database requests

  • Chongqing, China - 537 pages - 9002 database requests

    So, if you live in those places and you've tried to mirror the site or whatever it is you're doing, you've done more traffic and database access than 1,000 people and you caused it to be taken offline the other day, and might still cause it yet again,

    Thanks for nothing,


  • *edit* I've taken the monster list of games and the timeline offline for the moment, purely because they link out to so many things.

3.11.2011 - Site Stuff

  • For those of you who have been around for a while, it might amuse/interest you to know that I finally have responsibility for my domain name!
    I just renewed it for 10 years, should be no more random vanishing of the site every October, but admit it, you'll miss the 404!

  • On the other hand, maybe not.
    I'm suffering pretty badly at the moment with what I can only assume are site leechers/vampires/whatever, something's hammering the sites database pretty badly with between 40 and 60 requests a second, and my host took me offline yesterday because of it.
    I've even had a few people tell me they want to "back up" the site in case I may disappear, but that won't happen, well, unless you cause it by trying to back it up... /glare

    So, I need to either;
    A: Fix the site so it doesn't do it (hopeful)
    B: Find those responsible and wreak a terrible vengeance (doubtful)
    C: Pay for my own dedicated server (very doubtful, mucho expensive)
    D: Consider trimming back certain portions of the site...

    I want to do A (with the help of Arttu when he gets my email as I still know nothing about sql) but I'm worried I'll end up being forced into D...

    Anyway, apart from the boring back end work on the site, I should get some sort of update up in the near future, I've started a new job so it's all been up in the air for the past few months but now things are starting to settle down :)



22.5.2011 - Board, Not Bored...

2.4.2011 - *Giggle*

1.4.2011 - Short but sweet...

20.3.2011 - Where's my boulder?

  • I feel like Sisyphus, steadily trying to make a dent in my backlog...
  • If you're wondering why there's no PCB picture updates, I've got some teething problems with that part of the site at the moment, it should be sorted out soon hopefully.
  • I'm also going to do something about hardware split by manufacturer (at the moment there's a Naomi section in nearly every museum), not quite sure how, I have some ideas but I'm fed up with juggling them as I have to do at the moment, it's just...messy.
  • I also made a Facebook page, there's a little "like" button down there on the left under the menu. I'm not sure why I've done this yet, but it seems to be the "in" thing to do, and I'm down with the kids, booyakka etc.
  • I was going to write a rant about Wikipedia stealing all my content, contaminating the internet with made up information and pushing me down the search rankings, but they're not worth my time or effort, I'll just say "bah" and move on.
  • On with the update...

  • Moved Sebring and Cabinet photo from Unknown 70's hardware to 6502 Black and White Hardware, thanks to Brian Deuel.
  • Added cabinet and screenshots for Consolette on Discrete Hardware, thanks to Olivier Scamandro.
  • Added 137419-102 to the Custom Chip list (a POKEY), thanks to Brien King.

  • Added Gundam Vs. Gundam and Gundam Vs. Gundam Next to Namco System 256 Hardware, thanks to Brian Faber.
  • Added Super Street Fighter IV to Taito Type X2 Hardware, thanks to Richard Marareno
  • Moved Sengoku Basara X from System 256 to Namco System 246 hardware, thanks to Brian Faber.
  • Added screenshots to Mobile Suit Gundam SEED : Federation Vs. Z.A.F.T. II on Namco System 246 Hardware.

    Data East
  • Fixed the Data East museum site graphics
  • Numerous small fixes

  • Moved Panther from Unknown to Irem M27 Hardware and added screenshots to it and WW III.
  • Added some information about the different PCB layers used on Irem M62 Hardware, thanks to Geoff Gunn.
  • Added non-corrupted title screen to Tropical Angel on Irem M52 Hardware, and apparently the water IS supposed to be purple, who knew...

  • Added Konami PC Based 3D Hardware page and added Metal Gear Solid Arcade 3D to it.
  • Added Dance Dance Revolution X2 to Konami Bemani PC Type 4, thanks to Brad.
  • Added Guitar Freaks XG, Guitar Freaks XG 2, Drum Mania XG and Drum Mania XG 2 to Bemani PC Type 4 Hardware.
  • Added Lethal Enforcers 3 cabinet picture to Konami PC Based Hardware.
  • Moved Para Para Paradise 2nd Mix to Bemani Viper Hardware, thanks to Mark.
  • Moved Drummania from 573 Analogue to Bemani System 573 Digital, thanks to Naoki.
  • Added final cabinet shot of GTI Club Supermini Festa! to main page of Konami PC Based Hardware, still can't find any screenshots tho' (that aren't the Wii version).

  • Added NFL Blitz 2000 Gold Edition to Seattle Hardware, thanks to Josh Blazer.

  • Added Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. (thanks to Richard Marareno), Deadstorm Pirates (thanks to Adam at Arcade Heroes) and Dragon Ball ZENKAI Battle Royale (thanks to Brian Faber) to Namco System 357 Hardware, and I added cabinet and screenshots to them all.
  • Added Donkey Kong: Banana Kingdom to Triforce Hardware, thanks to Richard Marareno.
  • Moved Soul Calibur III from 256 Hardware to System 246 Hardware, thanks to Brian Faber.
  • Added Technic Beat, Taiko no Tatsujin 9 & 10 and moved Taiko no Tatsujin 11, 12, 12 More, 13, 14 to System 256 Hardware, thanks to Brian Faber, and I added cabinet pictures to them all.
  • Added Dead Heat and new screen shots and cabinet shots to Nirin and Tank! Tank! Tank! on ES1 Hardware.
  • Added screenshots to Winning Run Suzuka GP, better screenshots to Winning Run and cabinet shots to the main page for Solvalou, Starblade and Winning Run on Namco System 21 Hardware.
  • Added cabinet shot to the main page for Speed Racer on Namco System FL Hardware.
    Added cabinet shot to Aerosmith : Quest For Fame on Namco System 12 Hardware.
  • Added cabinet shot to the main page for Time Crisis 4 on Namco Super System 256 Hardware.
  • Added Cabinet shot to Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 on Namco Triforce Hardware.
  • Added Pac Man Battle Royale to Namco Unknown Hardware.
  • Added some preliminary screenshots to Tekken Tag Tournament 2 on Namco System 359 Hardware.

  • Added a Sega Unknown Post 2000 Hardware page, and added Bakugan Battle Brawlers, Bingo Galaxy, Brick People / Block Pipo, Insect Dash and Saikyu Saisoku Battle Racer to it, complete with screenshots and cabinet photos.
  • Added Power Drift Link to Sega Y Board Hardware. complete with screenshots.
  • Added Dump Matsumoto on System16A Hardware, thanks to Mathieu Peyroulet Ghilini.
  • Added Radirgy Noa to Naomi Hardware.
  • Added Lets Go Island, Giant Tetris, Sega Racing Classic, Sangokushi Taisen HA, Sega Golden Gun, Sega & Sonic All-Stars Racing Arcade (thanks to Adam from Arcade Heroes), Tetris The Grand Master 4: The Masters of Round (tanks to Mufunyo), Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code and Pengo to Ringedge Hardware, including screenshots and cabinet pictures.
  • Added GRID to Europa-R Hardware, thanks to Adam from Arcade Heroes, also added screenshots and cabinet pictures to GRID and Sega Rally 3.
  • Added better screenshots to Initial D Arcade Stage 5 and better cabinet pictures to Primeval Hunt and R-Tuned on Lindbergh Hardware.
  • Added Hummer Extreme Edition to Lindbergh Hardware.
  • Added new title shots to Club Kart European Session, King of Route 66, Soul Surfer and Wild Riders on Sega Naomi 2 Hardware.

  • Nothing this time.

  • Added Dariusburst and Elevator Action Death Parade to Taito Type X2 Hardware.
  • Added Bygone to Taito Z80 Based Hardware.
  • Added a Taito Type X Zero Hardware page and added Battle Wheel Spin Gear to it.
  • Moved Zoids Infinity EX and EX Plus to Taito Namco System 246 Hardware, thanks to Brian Faber.Added prototype screenshots to Chase HQ 2 on Taito Type X2 Hardware.
  • Added better screenshots to Dangerous Curves on Taito JC System Hardware.
  • Added better screenshots to Frog & Spiders, Ultra Quiz, Warp 1 and Wyvern F-0 on Unknown Pre 1990 Hardware.
  • Added better screenshots to Midnight Landing.

  • Added Sega Bass Fishing Challenge and Sega Clay Challenge to Atomiswave Hardware, thanks to Adam at Arcade Heroes.
  • Added better screenshots to Do Donpachi Dai-Ou-Jou, Do Donpachi Dai-Ou-Jou Black Label, Espgaluda, Ketsui, Knights of Valor Super Heroes and Oriental Legend Super on PGM Hardware.

    Other Stuff
  • Stunningly enough I've actually managed to tear myself away from Dragon Age 2 and update the site.
  • If anyone knows if or how I can get hold of THESE then please let me know, I'd obviously pay both for them and to get them imported...



2.3.2011 - Go East!

26.2.2011 - The end of the beginning, getting there...

24.2.2011 - As promised, here we go;

24.2.2011 - Piles of Piles...

  • 166 Emails in my To-Do email pile, and 1.58 GB in 14,018 Files and 973 Folders in my System16 To-Do folder...



23.2.2011 - Not wanting to talk myself into a corner or anything...

  • I've given up playing Warcraft (at last), and intend to put some time back into the site.

  • Watch this space



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