(Topic ID: 243556)

Hey JJP, how about continuous USB backups?


By harryhoudini

29 days ago



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  • Latest reply 28 days ago by ausretrogamer
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“Good idea?”

  • Yes, extraordinary idea! 0 votes
  • Yes, we've talked about this before 0 votes
  • Sure but nothing special 1 vote
    8%
  • Stupid, don't need this 10 votes
    77%
  • No! 2 votes
    15%

(13 votes)

#1 29 days ago

So here's a thought, maybe this has been discussed before. Just leave a USB drive in the plug under the playfield (or in the back of the PC if there is space) and have a running process backup scores/settings every so often (end of game, on a timer, etc). Ideally a BIOS update of some sort could be included so any reset parameters (due to battery loss) in the BIOS could maybe modified on boot? That way, if/when the battery fails this little guy will rebuild BIOS config and boot up with restored scores and such. Also protection for when/if the hard drive fails. Sounds like this could even be a code update to each game retroactively that could also be a nice little selling point for what shouldn't be a big deal to write (barring the BIOS stuff, I could see that being impossible).

Maybe a christmas present to your dedicated fans?

#2 28 days ago

Their games are heavy and expensive enough!!!

#3 28 days ago

This idea makes no sense from a JJP cost/benefit standpoint.

Not everything that would make a pinball machine .004 percent cooler for a home user is a good idea. Do you want JJP to stay in business or not?

#4 28 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

This idea makes no sense from a JJP cost/benefit standpoint.
Not everything that would make a pinball machine .004 percent cooler for a home user is a good idea. Do you want JJP to stay in business or not?

How so? They already have the facilities for backup, file writing, etc. A cron job can't take that much effort. That would put them out of business?

#5 28 days ago

I’d write the cron job for them for free

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