It seems so long ago. Thinking back on it now. Cursed by coming across that damn book. "Project Arcade" http://arcadecontrols.com/arcade.htm
I should have run away but I am a week, week man. Once the book was open, there was no turning back.
I also hereby put a curse on my fellow co-worker who showed me this book.
As we were about to embark upon building two arcades, he would have his own pain in the near future....