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Title: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... A BIG SURPRICE!!!!!
Post by: Muerto on January 12, 2010, 04:33:33 PM
Last year i bought a dig dug in Germany, and heres how it went down.

Picked up the game at my working place..

(http://muerto.x10hosting.com/images/arc/digdug13.jpg)

Got it on a trailer, and drove home....  ;D ;D ;D

(http://muerto.x10hosting.com/images/arc/digdugtrip.png)

3 mins later it was unloadet, and in the Shed:

(http://muerto.x10hosting.com/images/arc/digdug12.jpg)

Started unwrapping it (nice wrapping job btw!)

(http://muerto.x10hosting.com/images/arc/digdug11.jpg)

At a distance it looks ok, but this will need some work!

(http://muerto.x10hosting.com/images/arc/digdug10.jpg)

Left sideart

(http://muerto.x10hosting.com/images/arc/digdug9.jpg)

Right sideart

(http://muerto.x10hosting.com/images/arc/digdug8.jpg)

Inside

(http://muerto.x10hosting.com/images/arc/digdug7.jpg)

And the best thing! - brand new monitor!  :o

(http://muerto.x10hosting.com/images/arc/digdug6.jpg)

Yes! - the real US stuff!

(http://muerto.x10hosting.com/images/arc/digdug2.jpg)

...

(http://muerto.x10hosting.com/images/arc/digdug1.jpg)

One Island, one town, 1.3 kilometers, 3 minutes on the road - this roadtrip is OFFICIALLY OVER! :lol:


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... jeez!
Post by: baritonomarchetto on January 12, 2010, 04:42:09 PM
Lovely DigDug! Does it works?


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... jeez!
Post by: Muerto on January 12, 2010, 05:03:18 PM
not working - atm, all ready ordered a pcb with high score save kit  ;D


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... jeez!
Post by: scr33n on January 12, 2010, 05:07:46 PM
Nice cab and great game  :-* :-*

Good found Muerto  :spaceace:


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... jeez!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 12, 2010, 05:34:07 PM
Congrats muerto !


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... jeez!
Post by: ckong on January 12, 2010, 05:39:44 PM
Very nice Muerto, although I don't dig the gameplay much  :D  I do like the cab very much. Lovely artwork on it.


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... jeez!
Post by: jcp on January 12, 2010, 05:52:57 PM
A very nice cab Muerto  :) (Is that the one that Paul's 50 sold?)


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... jeez!
Post by: Muerto on January 12, 2010, 06:45:02 PM
A very nice cab Muerto  :) (Is that the one that Paul's 50 sold?)

yep  :D
Had been looking at it for quite some time....


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... jeez!
Post by: Superully on January 12, 2010, 06:57:55 PM
nice catch, michael! and the american version is so much nicer than the european woodgrain style. condition of the cab doesn't look too good, new overlay is the least it could use! nevertheless: great game. and: one down in your "cab style quest"  ;) (insider)


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... jeez!
Post by: Muerto on February 07, 2010, 01:04:11 PM
Got some time today, so i lined the Centipede and the Dig Dug up next to each other, because, they should match in shape like the US nintendo Dk and DKJ....... but NO!...???....!!!! wtf??

(http://muerto.x10hosting.com/images/arc/centidig1.jpg)

(http://muerto.x10hosting.com/images/arc/centidig2.jpg)

(http://muerto.x10hosting.com/images/arc/centidig3.jpg)

(http://muerto.x10hosting.com/images/arc/centidig4.jpg)

First i thought it was because the centipede was irish build, i checked KLOV, and.... it seems like the US version of centipede match the EU one..:

(http://www.klov.com/images/11/11812420696.jpg) (http://www.klov.com/images/11/118124210373.jpg)

also Arabian, Kangaroo and Food Fight follows the Dig Dug style cab...:

(http://www.arcade-museum.com/images/11/118124163099.jpg) (http://www.klov.com/images/11/1181242123351.gif)(http://www.klov.com/images/11/118124210797.jpg)

well, so much for matching cabs..... :P :P :P


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... jeez!
Post by: Muerto on February 07, 2010, 04:40:05 PM
Well.... hehe, my brother visited me earlier today, and i told him the Dig Dug keeps blowing fuses...
so he had a look at it, and a look at the schematic for the power supply (he is a fly electrician)

First he removed the bridge who set up the power supply for 110W, and was about to change it to 240W (thats why thereīs a leg pulled)

(http://muerto.x10hosting.com/images/arc/digw3.jpg)

then i remembered that the same power supply was installed in my Centipede, and there was an extra bridge for 240W, so he used that... (Brown wires)

(http://muerto.x10hosting.com/images/arc/digw2.jpg)

Though there was a thingy blown on the ARII board...

(http://muerto.x10hosting.com/images/arc/digw4.jpg)

We powered it up, this was on the monitor:

(http://muerto.x10hosting.com/images/arc/digw1.jpg)

HOLY SHIAT! - lol, i bought this as _NON_ working, so i guess the guy doseīnt know that much about power supplyīs! (even i know more about them now!  :D)




Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... A BIG SURPRICE!!!!!
Post by: petieken on February 07, 2010, 05:16:41 PM
Great! easy fix then :D

Though there was a thingy blown on the ARII board...

(http://muerto.x10hosting.com/images/arc/digw4.jpg)

That is a huge burn mark! So the game works 100% with that burned component (diode/resistor)?


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... A BIG SURPRICE!!!!!
Post by: Muerto on February 07, 2010, 05:25:39 PM
yes, the game works 100% - though, it reset one time after 20 min. but run flawless again after that!
but iīm going to buy a new ARII pcb for it!


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... A BIG SURPRICE!!!!!
Post by: Superully on February 07, 2010, 05:33:17 PM
aren't those easy fixes simply what we all are looking for? somehow rewarding! congrats on the dig dug - and don't worry about the different dimensions of the cab  ;)


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... A BIG SURPRICE!!!!!
Post by: Muerto on February 07, 2010, 05:42:52 PM
Regarding the different cab sizes, i really donīt care :) - however, i was planning to buy some Centipedes and convert them into Arabian and Kangaroo, but then they will have the wrong shape now..   :-\ :-\


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... A BIG SURPRICE!!!!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 07, 2010, 06:36:38 PM
i would look at the schematics and replace the diode, its not there for nothing  ;)

diodes are not expensive as far as i know


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... A BIG SURPRICE!!!!!
Post by: Superully on February 07, 2010, 07:03:40 PM
Regarding the different cab sizes, i really donīt care :) - however, i was planning to buy some Centipedes and convert them into Arabian and Kangaroo, but then they will have the wrong shape now..   :-\ :-\

sounds good: "buy some centipedes". are they growing on trees in denmark? if so, do you also have trees with millipedes ;) you could put the dig dug into a centipede cabinet, then they would all look the same. or you could simply say "what the f***, who cares?"  8)


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... A BIG SURPRICE!!!!!
Post by: Muerto on February 07, 2010, 07:10:51 PM
Regarding the different cab sizes, i really donīt care :) - however, i was planning to buy some Centipedes and convert them into Arabian and Kangaroo, but then they will have the wrong shape now..   :-\ :-\

sounds good: "buy some centipedes". are they growing on trees in denmark? if so, do you also have trees with millipedes ;) you could put the dig dug into a centipede cabinet, then they would all look the same. or you could simply say "what the f***, who cares?"  8)

He he, I (_I_) care, want the rest of the ATARI cabs as close as possible, of course i could cut the excess material of at the sides.... nooooo, the horror! - canīt get myself to cut/modify a pede into Arabian/Kangaroo...!


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... A BIG SURPRICE!!!!!
Post by: Muerto on February 07, 2010, 07:13:37 PM
i would look at the schematics and replace the diode, its not there for nothing  ;)

diodes are not expensive as far as i know

I have all ready ordered another AR pcb, but im planning to repair the one theres in it.


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... A BIG SURPRICE!!!!!
Post by: vib_ribbon on February 07, 2010, 07:55:12 PM
brilliant. i love it when things seemed difficult to fix at first turns out easy!! they are the best.

 :D :D


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... A BIG SURPRICE!!!!!
Post by: DarthNuno on February 07, 2010, 08:48:25 PM
I agree about the gorgeous shape of 'her' ::)  ...  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum2/centigirl.jpg)

 ::) :-*  ;D



Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... A BIG SURPRICE!!!!!
Post by: Alpha1 on February 08, 2010, 01:26:00 PM
Atari cabinet shapes for putting games next to each other

Centipede, Liberator and Asteroids Deluxe
Starwars and Xevious
DigDug, Kangaroo and Arabian
(Euro: DigDug, Fast Freddie, Black Widow, Gravitar and Kangaroo)
Gravitar, Black Widow, Space Duel and Quantum
Tempest and Millipede
Major Havoc, Firefox, Return of the Jedi and I, Robot
Asteroids and Lunar Lander
Battlezone and Red Baron

Crystal castles doesn't match any cabinets other than the prototype Cloak & Dagger and Major Havoc cabinets

I can't remember if Pole Position matches Centipede style or Digdug style, someone else can work that one out ;)


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... A BIG SURPRICE!!!!!
Post by: Level42 on February 08, 2010, 01:38:00 PM
The funny thing is that Alpha actually knows this all by trying it :D


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... A BIG SURPRICE!!!!!
Post by: Alpha1 on February 08, 2010, 02:47:53 PM
The funny thing is that Alpha actually knows this all by trying it :D

;-)


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... A BIG SURPRICE!!!!!
Post by: baritonomarchetto on February 08, 2010, 03:23:30 PM
I agree about the gorgeous shape of 'her' ::)  ...  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum2/centigirl.jpg)

 ::) :-*  ;D



Hmmm, playing (games, obviously  ;)) in that position should not be very confortable  :D


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... A BIG SURPRICE!!!!!
Post by: Muerto on March 11, 2010, 04:06:52 PM
Yes, finally i got the AR pcb... but why order one when you can order ...... 4  ;D

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/muerto/arc/aux2.jpg)

And on every one of the 4 boards, this little sticker is applied... :-*

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/muerto/arc/aux3.jpg)


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... A BIG SURPRICE!!!!!
Post by: Level42 on March 11, 2010, 07:56:59 PM
Ah they're from Todd. Todd's a great guy.



Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... A BIG SURPRICE!!!!!
Post by: Muerto on March 11, 2010, 08:53:22 PM
Yes, i totally agree! - great communication and very helpful!
to everybody else, donīt hesitate to deal with this guy!


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... A BIG SURPRICE!!!!!
Post by: Superully on March 11, 2010, 10:46:24 PM
who's todd?


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... A BIG SURPRICE!!!!!
Post by: Level42 on March 12, 2010, 12:01:09 AM
What you don't know Todd ? You newbie ! ;D ;D

Here's Todd:
http://www.tntamusements.com/media/

Be sure to watch ALL of the video's and for the entire running.....it's very funny and looks, uhm, very American in our European eyes.

I've bought a number of Suzo inductive joysticks from Todd. One time it took quite long for them to arrive. So when I asked around, Todd investigated and it turned out he had accidentally shipped them by surface mail. He instantly returned the difference in shipping costs and the parts arrived safely although it took quite some time, but I was in no rush. Anyway, he is great in comms and customer service.

The only bad thing is that throwing some old cabs over the edge of the roof......no matter what, that hurts but he says they were impossible to rescue.

Todd has an amazing collection of cabarets or mini's of you want to call them like that. He is also the proud owner of the ultra-rare (Australian) Berzerk cabaret:

http://www.habosarcade.com/Berzerk-Cabaret.htm

LOVELY side-art, much nicer then the upright IMHO.....

Todd had a Dominos PCB for sale on e-bay at one moment in time, but I thought the over 100 bucks it got was not worth it.....
He posts on KLOV forum every now and then.


Title: Re: "[Roadtrip]" The Dig after Dug... A BIG SURPRICE!!!!!
Post by: Belike on March 12, 2010, 08:10:25 AM
I've also bought some pcbs from Todd, he is a really nice guy! ;D