Aussie Arcade
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    Kaneda

    Alien next for Heighway

    The reason I've harped on these guys (personal reasons aside) is I do believe these companies have sucked the life out of the hobby for hundreds if not

    Kaneda 1 Hour Ago Go to last post
    Homepin

    Alien next for Heighway

    Just a note. "Highway" is a well respected Australian buainess.

    "Heighway" is the UK pinball company named after its

    Homepin 1 Hour Ago Go to last post
    Sonny_Jim

    Alien next for Heighway

    I'm pretty sure the total amount of FTHs sold to date is less than a hundred, if I had to guess, probably around 60 or so. You only have to see how agitated

    Sonny_Jim 2 Hours Ago Go to last post
    Crafty

    SKJukeBox in a poker machine

    I have 6000+ Video Clips - Happy to share

    Crafty 2 Hours Ago Go to last post
    defender1980

    Wildball V

    Like Will said a few posts back, the Brisbane Masters is on my host night and all the the guys chasing points, plus wanting a chance to catch up with

    defender1980 2 Hours Ago Go to last post
    Autosteve

    Kaneda Seeking Pinball Asylum in Australia

    Cool, sounds like honest reviews rather than, "this is the best machine ever made because I got sucked in and bought one and don't want to be the

    Autosteve 3 Hours Ago Go to last post
    corey.hamilton.587

    Flipswitch Pinball Comp

    Somewhere around 45 minutes


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    corey.hamilton.587 3 Hours Ago Go to last post
    delarge

    Kaneda Seeking Pinball Asylum in Australia

    Welcome, Kaneda! My number 1 pinball podcast at the moment. The podcasts don't drag on like the others (I don't have the stamina to devote 3 hours to

    delarge 3 Hours Ago Go to last post
    Sbaird

    Kaneda Seeking Pinball Asylum in Australia

    Kaneda's podcasts are great listening highly recommend. Just be prepared to skip over episodes 120 - 160 when they are released as they will follow in

    Sbaird 3 Hours Ago Go to last post
    saber007

    Alien next for Heighway

    Thx Ryan.
    A very interesting listen.


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  • Current Polls

    Favourite Arcade game from the early 80's 79-85 (Votes: 342)

    1. Dig Dug (Votes: 8)

    2. Galaga (Votes: 69)

    3. Galaxian (Votes: 11)

    4. Moon Patrol (Votes: 13)

    5. Bomb Jack (Votes: 11)

    6. Moon Cresta (Votes: 10)

    7. Scramble (Votes: 11)

    8. Track n Field (Votes: 4)

    9. Paper boy (Votes: 4)

    10. Frogger (Votes: 4)

    11. Dragon Buster (Votes: 1)

    12. Kung Fu Master (Votes: 7)

    13. Espial (Votes: 0)

    14. Gyruss (Votes: 30)

    15. Pooyan (Votes: 1)

    16. Ms Pacman (Votes: 3)

    17. Pac Land (Votes: 1)

    18. Crush Roller (Votes: 0)

    19. Star Wars (Votes: 3)

    20. Pacman (Votes: 10)

    21. Donkey Kong (Votes: 16)

    22. Donkey Kong Jr (Votes: 0)

    23. Space Invaders (Votes: 12)

    24. Crazy Climber (Votes: 1)

    25. Mr Do (Votes: 7)

    26. Ghosts n Goblins (Votes: 33)

    27. Marble Madness (Votes: 1)

    28. Dragon's Lair (Votes: 15)

    29. Disc's of Tron (Votes: 4)

    30. Yie Ar Kung-Fu (Votes: 3)

    31. Traverse USA (Zippy Race) (Votes: 0)

    32. Space War 4 (Spacies clone with add ons) (Votes: 0)

    33. Buck Rogers (Votes: 0)

    34. Pengo (Votes: 6)

    35. Xevious (Votes: 4)

    36. Bezerk (Votes: 4)

    37. Asteroids (Votes: 8)

    38. Hyper Olympic (Votes: 7)

    39. Lady Bug (Votes: 0)

    40. Super Pacman (Votes: 1)

    41. Juno First (Votes: 4)

    42. Nemesis (Votes: 3)

    43. Time pilot (Votes: 11)

    44. Crazy Baloon (Votes: 1)

  • Aussie Arcade changing website address to www.aussiearcade.com on 29th March

    Over the Easter break I'll be moving Aussie Arcade to the .com domain so please bookmark www.aussiearcade.com now please, the .com is set to redirect to the .com.au for now.
    This has been something I've been putting off for a few years due to the disruption it will cause but unfortunately it has to be done due to circumstances out of my control.

    Expect disruption to the site and down time from the 26th of March to the 1st of April.

    I know not everybody reads this section so please pass the word around.
    Cheers
    Travis

    EDIT: Domain change will occur on Tuesday the 29th of March
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. David_AVD's Avatar
      David_AVD -
      I changed my bookmark when I first saw this thread, but the dot com dropped dead the day after so I changed it back. I take it you were playing with the redirection for a bit?
    1. Arcade King's Avatar
      Arcade King -
      Quote Originally Posted by David_AVD View Post
      I changed my bookmark when I first saw this thread, but the dot com dropped dead the day after so I changed it back. I take it you were playing with the redirection for a bit?
      Yes that because after I made the post I was unaware the link was dead until I tried it myself. I made a redirect on the domain for the time being but after talking to the server OP I found out the reason it stopped working was and IP address change and changed it back so it took a day or so for it to filter through the ISP's.
      Should be all good and ready to go. Everybody should just bookmark and use www.aussiearcade.com now which will redirect to the .com.au for now.
    1. sleazius's Avatar
      sleazius -
      If that few have read it just make a topic they'll read and change the content to this. I thought it was pretty weird when noone commented on this topic after you posted, especially given how many of the users of this site aren't that tech savvy.

      Maybe most people don't realise what 'Domain' means, so therefore don't realise that it's an URL change (again another term they wouldn't get).

      'Aussie Arcade changing website address to www.aussiearcade.com on 1st of April' might get more people to notice?
    1. Arcade King's Avatar
      Arcade King -
      Good point mate, title changed.
    1. artyfarty's Avatar
      artyfarty -
      Any idea what I have to do in tapatalk to make sure this keeps working? When I search for "aussie arcade" I only see the forum that I am already subscribed to.


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    1. David_AVD's Avatar
      David_AVD -
      When I log into the dot com domain, it doesn't actually log me in. The login seems to go via the au domain so the cookies never get set ? I guess that will be fixed when the changeover occurs?
    1. robm's Avatar
      robm -
      So i set my bookmark to aussiearcade.com/forum, then i had to login again, put my username and pw in, and it doesn't login (as David says above) - just keeps saying i am viewing as a guest.

      So do we leave it as aa.com.au until the changeover occurs? @Arcadeking
    1. Arcade King's Avatar
      Arcade King -
      I guess different browsers behave differently. I'm using Firefox and when I use .com it just redirects to .com.au and the site runs normally, so yes just keep using the .com.au if the .com asks for log in because it wont work until the settings are changed on AA.

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      Quote Originally Posted by artyfarty View Post
      Any idea what I have to do in tapatalk to make sure this keeps working? When I search for "aussie arcade" I only see the forum that I am already subscribed to.


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      Not sure yet, hopefully nothing.
    1. Savage's Avatar
      Savage -
      Ok, Did an intial test.

      Went to dot com address.
      Asked me to sign in, when I did redirected to dot com dot au.

      Which I believe is correct (at this stage)

      Using Safari on a mac

      Will test on Windows 10 and IE; Edge and Chrome

      Update : All works.

      I'd say anyone having a problem to delete their browser cache and cookies..
    1. Arcade King's Avatar
      Arcade King -
      I'm guessing the people having the issues are logging out when they finish on the site then using the .com to log back in. If this is the case and you do log out please continue using the .com.au until further notice.
    1. John73's Avatar
      John73 -
      Just a quick question since only 111 members have seen this thread, is it possible from the forum software to send out a mass email to all users? If not, surely you could export the member list and send out emails. Maybe that's an option to notify everyone.
    1. Arcade King's Avatar
      Arcade King -
      Move more or less done.
      I need to fix some url's but everything seems ok so far.
    1. Fir3b0x's Avatar
      Fir3b0x -
      All good with tapatalk [emoji106]
    1. David_AVD's Avatar
      David_AVD -
      Login now works correctly on the new domain (new cookie set, etc). Well done Mr T.
    1. Woody's Avatar
      Woody -
      all good here from the PC and via tapatalk on the phone
    1. rusty_dagger's Avatar
      rusty_dagger -
      I had to upgrade Tapatalk to get it to work.
    1. Arcade King's Avatar
      Arcade King -
      Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
      all good here from the PC and via tapatalk on the phone
      Good to hear mate. I was up from 5:30 in the morning and took me most the day.
      You can do it the quick and nasty way or properly which means going through the database and changing every instance of the .com.au to .com and since phpmyadmin is set to 65 meg files I had to break down the larger portionw of the database into smaller chunks, very time consuming

      Quote Originally Posted by rusty_dagger View Post
      I had to upgrade Tapatalk to get it to work.
      Not sure why Tapatalk wasn't upgraded only the site url was changed, at least you got it going.
    1. stuba's Avatar
      stuba -
      clean as a whistle here and seems faster as well :-)
    1. Arcade King's Avatar
      Arcade King -
      It should fix the Fatal Error: Invalid URL issue too.
    1. Rat's Avatar
      Rat -
      All good here, tapatalk only required relogging in and changed bookmark and reverted favicon to my preference of the red ghost on PC.

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  • Latest Threads

    Kaneda

    Kaneda Seeking Pinball Asylum in Australia

    Thread Starter: Kaneda

    Dear Aussies,

    My name is Kaneda. I am a refugee from Pinside and KLOV that seeks pinball asylum in Australia. After years of persecution

    Last Post By: Autosteve 3 Hours Ago Go to last post
    havoc43

    What a bargain!

    Thread Starter: havoc43

    Just saw this on eBay

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/252899512835

    What an absolute joke.


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    Last Post By: havoc43 5 Hours Ago Go to last post
    Fugus

    What's wrong with this?

    Thread Starter: Fugus

    I bought a last action hero which after I few years in bits I decided I should put back together.

    There's a number of hacks one is to do

    Last Post By: Autosteve 3 Hours Ago Go to last post
    robm

    Netherworld tonight

    Thread Starter: robm

    Anyone heading to netherworld right now? KJS and i are heading there now.

    I will be in a Townsville Pinball tshirt, come and say gday

    Last Post By: robm 4 Hours Ago Go to last post
    Apocalypse

    Looking for a Data East '52' custom chip

    Thread Starter: Apocalypse

    I've got a Tumblepop PCB with a faulty '52' custom chip (SMD).
    Does anyone have a spare one?

    Thanks.

    Last Post By: Apocalypse 9 Hours Ago Go to last post
    gardog62

    Sunny coast Sites

    Thread Starter: gardog62

    Any updates on sited pins on sunny coast of Qld .?
    I know there is about 18 X 90 's machines at Caloundra .Will definately track that place down

    Last Post By: pingun 8 Hours Ago Go to last post