One of the projects I’m working on as funds and time permit is the restoration of a Neo Geo arcade cabinet.
An upgrade I performed not long ago was the installation of a Universe BIOS ROM. This handy little upgrade enables all manner of cool features on the Neo Geo hardware and is really something no Neo Geo enthusiast should be without; if you already have an EEPROM programmer it’s even a free download. Not having such I beast myself, I opted for the pre-made chip.
The chip arrived on the same day as a new Kickstart ROM for my Amiga 2000 (though from a different source), so it became quite the chip swapping event!
Next on the agenda is to install new joysticks and buttons as the ones I have now are pretty worn (they work, but they’re a bit sloppy). For sticks I’m thinking Sanwa JLF-TP-8T or JLW-UM-8; still undecided on whether to go with bat or ball style handles. Undecided on the buttons too, though the Seimitsu PS-14-KN looks interesting.
As always, more to come!