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Back in 1998, arcades were slowly fading out with the release of new home consoles, and there was one cabinet in particular that became extremely rare: Quake – Arcade Tournament Edition. This basically aimed to bring the PC experience to arcades, complete with a 27-inch (640×480) VGA screen, trackball controls, all running on a 266 MHz Pentium II and Windows 95. Read more for a video of it running on a PC and additional information.
The big issue in getting a ROM file of this game was that the cabinet required a dongle to be plugged-in before the game would start. So, it took around 22-years for one programmer – Github user mills5 – to decrypt the game and find a workaround for this this. More information here.
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