reporting from Virtualand arcade, Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street , Singapore

Hitting the Arcade

Sadly, amusement arcades are not that common anymore and in the US and Europe they have become few and far between! However, it seems that the arcades are still quite popular in Asia as they are fairly easy to find in major cities. So when … Read more

Commodore 64 Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) socket mod. C64 Assy 250469 board modified with ZIF sockets for easy IC chip testing. Read more on

The ZIF Socket Mod

Repairing broken Commodore 64’s is usually a matter of qualified guesswork and quite often substitution of chips is the only practical way to diagnose a fault. At least that is the approach I’m using when trying to resurrect broken machines. The challenge with this method is … Read more on Micro Mart by David Crookes.

Micro Mart Magazine

This week’s issue of Micro Mart has an article by David Crookes titled: Mod Your Computers. The article is about how and why people are modding their computers and especially the old ones like the Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum and the Commodore 64. And guess what, … Read more