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Cinematronics / Vectorbeam Reproduction Audio PCBs
- Vectorbeam Warrior v1.1
- Cinematronics Sundance v1.0

Cinematronics / Vectorbeam Software
- Star Castle Free Play
- Warrior Four Joystick Version
- Cinematronics Game Mods & Projects

Cinematronics /Vectorbeam Info
- Audio Harness Converter
- Games Requiring JEH and JMI
- Vectorbeam Warrior Program Notes
- Cinematronics Manuals
- Monitor Repair Log
- Images: Fried Tailgunner Monitor
- Monitor Vertical Deflection Repair
- Sound PCB Repair Log
- Keltron High Voltage Units
- Power Supply Repair Info

Test Roms
- Space Invaders Test ROM - Documented & Modified
- Space Encounters Test ROM
- Targ Test ROM

Currently In Development
- Cinematronics Reset Indicator
- Cinematronics EPROM Board
- Star Castle Audio PCB
- Space War(s)/Barrier Audio PCB
- Targ Free play+

Game Pages:

Astro Fighter
LeMans
Mars
Rip Off
Scramble
Space Encounters
Strategy-X
Targ
The End
Video Five
Video Pinball
...pages under construction
with some info...
VideoPong, Asteroids, Sprint 2

Arcade Music
- A Long Lost Arcade Game Song:
Began Began - Computer Wars (1982)

Repair Tools Used
- EPROM Eraser

Game Upgrades
- High Score Saves Directory

Other Pages:
- Outerworld Arcade - The Arcade
- My GGDB Entry
- My VAPS Entry
- Items For Sale/Trade
- Items Wanted
- Email Outerworld Arcade
- Links

Flash Video Clips of
Arcades in the Movies & TV:

Dawn of the Dead

Remington Steele Season 1:
Steele Waters Run Deep (1982)
Steele Belted (1982)

Tron (1982)
The Thing (1982)Never Say Never (1983)
WarGames (1983)

Flash Video Clips of
Arcade Games & Jukebox

Space Encounters Video
LeMans Video
Video Five Video
Rock-Ola Princess Video

Modified Space Invaders Test ROM Updated to v1.2

October 15, 2017

Space Invaders Test Rom v1.2

Frederic Rodo has updated the Space Invaders Test Rom to v1.2. This update includes the following changes:

  • Modify the test RAM to display all rams in error at one time.
  • Correct a display bug on INPORT test
  • Simplify the shifter matrix
  • Add new manual

The binaries and source for this update can be found here.


In Development: Reproduction Star Castle Audio PCB &
Space War(s) / Barrier Audio PCB

September 19, 2017

Cinematronics EPROM PCB v1.0

The layouts for these two reproduction audio PCBs are nearing completion.

For additional information and images see the links to the left under "Currently in Development".


Modified Space Invaders Test ROM Updated

September 17, 2017

Cinematronics EPROM PCB v1.0

Fabrice Girardot has updated the Space Invaders Test ROM with the following changes:

  • Fixed a small cosmetic bug on bad ram display
  • Refactored makefile
  • Added binaries in zip file for easy compiling on Linux
  • Added .png file for bad RAM identification

Thank you Fabrice!

The binaries and source for this update can be found here.


In Development: Cinematronics Reset Indicator PCB &
Cinematronics EPROM PCB

September 14, 2017

Cinematronics Reset Indicator PCB v1.0Cinematronics EPROM PCB v1.0

I'm doing final testing on two new PCBs. The first is a Cinematronics Reset Indicator PCB which adds the reset LED feature to older Cinematronics and Vectorbeam CPUs.

The second is an EPROM PCB that allows the use of a number of different EPROM sizes with Cinematronics and Vectorbeam CPUs

For additional information see the links to the left under "Currently in Development".


Cinematronics Sundance Reproduction Audio PCB v1.0
Now Available!

June 14, 2017

Cinematronics Sundance Reproduction Audio PCB v1.0

The Cinematronics Sundance Reproduction Audio PCB is a drop-in replacement for the original Sundance Audio PCB with most traces and components in the same locations as in the original board. The reproduction includes many upgrades from the original PCBs.

Click here for more information.

Below are two videos that show testing of a reproduction Cinematronics Sundance Audio PCB:

The first shows tests of the board using a breadboarded Cinematronics sound PCB tester.

The second shows the audio board being controlled by the Cinematronics CPU running modified code to drive a bi-level monitor (installed in a Armor Attack cabinet). Game control was via a breadboarded control panel.



Vectorbeam Warrior Reproduction Audio PCB v1.1 Now Available!

June 14, 2017

Vectorbeam Warrior Reproduction Audio PCB v1.1

The Vectorbeam Warrior Reproduction Audio PCB is a drop-in replacement for the original Warrior Audio PCB with most traces and components in the same locations as in the original board. The reproduction includes many upgrades from the original PCBs.

Click here for more information.

Below are two videos showing testing of a reproduction Vectorbeam Warrior Sound PCB:

The first shows tests of the board using a breadboarded Cinematronics sound PCB tester.

The second is the board being driven by the Cinematronics CPU running the Warrior code (installed in a Armor Attack cabinet). I was using the Armor Attack control panel, which made control difficult, but was able to generate all the sounds the PCB can produce.



Atari Le Mans Addenda modification info added

April 18, 2017

Tim Giddens wrote me with information which cleared up some confusion about the Atari Le Mans addenda modification.

I've added it to the bottom of the Le Mans Repair Log page.


Cinematronics Star Castle Free Play Now Available!

September 1, 2016

Cinematronics Star Castle Free Play

Star Castle Free Play is now available for both the older easy version and the newer hard version of the game. It features a free play mode that can be toggled on or off via the test pattern dip switch. When in free play mode, CREDITS are replaced with FREE PLAY text on-screen.

Click here for more information on features and to purchase new EPROMs with the modified game code. The video below shows the free play attract mode cycling a few times before a game is started:



Vectorbeam Warrior Program Code Notes

May 19, 2015

I've added a page summarizing my thoughts about Vectorbeam Warrior's code after spending some time documenting it. You can find it here.



Cinematronics Test ROM Preview on YouTube

March 31, 2015

I've posted a short video showing a Solar Quest sound board being tested in my Armor Attack cabinet using the Cinematronics Test ROM.

See it in action below:


Vectorbeam Warrior Four Joystick Mod Released

August 29, 2014

While a cool looking game, Warrior's two joystick game play was known to be lacking. From reading the entry on Vectorbeam Warrior on Wikipedia, I was aware that Tim Skelly originally intended the game to have four joysticks. I thought that modifying it to work as the programmer originally intended and making it more fun might be an interesting project.

It's now done and can be found here: Warrior Four Joystick Game Modification

I've also created a page listing the status of some of my other Cinematronics programming projects. It can be found here: Cinematronics Game Mods & Projects


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