Sunday, 18 January 2015

Kabuki Presentation PDF

Some of you have requested a copy of the pdf presentation I used during the final Kabuki video, here it is: kabuki-reprograming.pdf

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Announcing Sega's FD1094 Reverse Engineering

Dear all, it is my pleasure to announce the beginning of Sega's FD1094 reverse engineering effort. As it was with Kabuki, the main goal is to understand the programing secrets of this security processor featured in plenty of arcade games developed by Sega.

After having spent some time studying it, I firmly believe Sega's FD is probably one of the more complex and beautiful chips ever designed.

Stay tuned.

ps: If you hold a stash of FD1904 & FD1089 cpu's please consider donating any spare units to the cause, contributions welcome.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

I LOVE this community

Just wow guys, the reaction to the Kabuki Reverse Engineering series has been extraordinary, and I want to thank you all for being such a great and devoted community. The arcade family is one of a kind.

During the last weeks I got contacted by great individuals that not only praised and recognized the work on Kabuki but also offered help as well as valuable information on new intriguing challenges. All of this activity has lead to countless discussions on undefeated security systems, such as the Sega FD, Capcom's CPS1, CPS2, and the CPS3.

I'm sure this great momentum will not be wasted so expect further news from my end soon.

Great stories ahead.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Capcom Block Block desuicide - Kabuki Programmer

Video demonstrating the reprograming of a suicided Capcom Block Block arcade game motherboard.