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    Posted: 20 Aug 2010 at 12:07pm
FAQ - Web Resources


The Official UKVAC home page is available at    It’s going to be updated a lot in the coming months so keep an eye out for changes.

Manuals and schematics - you can find the page with links to manual sites here
Hard to find IC's can be on the links here
IRC Channel

UKVAC has an IRC channel that’s been up and running since UKVAC’s inception back in the 90’s.  IRC (Internet Relay Chat) has been around for a long time and it’s used for interactive text based chat.   Many users can connect simultaneously to a chat ‘room’ or channel and talk to each other at the same time.    You can also send private messages to other individuals.   The easiest way to access IRC is using an IRC client program such as mIRC ( or any of the IRC clients available for iPhone and Android handsets.    The UKVAC channel is available on the irc network.    Connect to this and join channel #ukvac and your ready to talk to the vac!

Some useful IRC commands

N.B IRC commands are always prefixed by a /

/nick myname = change your name to myname

/join #ukvac = join irc channel #ukvac

/msg mymate = start a dialog window with user mymate (private person to person chat)

/me is playing asteroids = announce to the room that you are playing asteroids J


Usenet predates the world wide web and is now largely unused.   The most useful Usenet newsgroup is which can be accessed via a newsgroup browser or by using here.    This group is largely quiet now but contains a mine of useful arcade information going back to the late 80’s.

Other useful arcade Web resources

KLOV - the Killer list of video games contains information on most arcade games ever produced and also hosts a US based forum.
ArcadeOtaku - UK based arcade site concentrating on newer Japanese games, with its own forum
Jamma+ - another UK based arcade site with its own forum
Ebay UK Coin Op - Ebay UK arcade section
Ebay USA Coin Op - Ebay US arcade section

Ebay Germany Coin op - Ebay Germany arcade section


Edited by DanP - 23 Aug 2010 at 11:01am
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