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General Chat => Arcade Lifestyle => Topic started by: DarthNuno on December 23, 2010, 10:41:31 PM



Title: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: DarthNuno on December 23, 2010, 10:41:31 PM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/pong_arcade_atari.jpg)

Friday, 22nd of October 2010... a new adventure to come... for a very special game  :)

Here's the stuff for this journey :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_1.jpg)

A brand new T-Shirt of one the oldest video game on earth, GPS, batteries for my camera, wallet full of , cans of diet coke , and a music CD especially made for this road trip, that includes :

- Slash 'Slash'
- Jimmy Hendrix 'Valley Of Neptune'
- Rihanna 'Rated R'
- Slayer 'World Painted Blood'
- Guns N' Roses 'Chinese Democracy' (live)
- Marty Friedman 'Tokyo Jukebox'
- Avenged Sevenfold 'Nightmare'


 8) :P

Very very cold these days : -4 C !

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_2.jpg)

My car will use the 'Darth Vader' vision mode this morning  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_3.jpg)

Ok, let's set the hyperspace to the Paul50s system... inside a country called Germany...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_4.jpg)

All systems clear... 5:52am... ready to go!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_5.jpg)

Caution on these small village roads...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_6.jpg)

First thing to do... put gas... I usually do that the day before the road trip, but fortunately, Luxembourg is on my way... so here's already a first stop :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_7.jpg)

WipeOut picture style...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_8.jpg)

After the Luxembourg border, here's the German one...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_9.jpg)

Are you sure we are in Germany? Yes Sir  ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_10.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_11.jpg)

Further evidence? See that BK sign...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_12.jpg)

...and, as always, I HAVE to stop here!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_13.jpg)

Mhhh....  :-\ ... 8h31am ... too early of course... closed! B plan ...croissants!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_14.jpg)

now crossing (der-die-das)? Rhein  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_15.jpg)

...close to an other super structure?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_16.jpg)

Almost there...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_17.jpg)

I recognize the place  ;) :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_18.jpg)


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: DarthNuno on December 23, 2010, 11:32:08 PM
Inside the place... games already for sale here and there, but also new stuff from his last container :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_19.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_20.jpg)

See this very nice Kangaroo for example...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_21.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_22.jpg)

Fan of pinballs? Enjoy the place  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_23.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_24.jpg)

Here's the latest pinball released on this day... AVATAR  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_25.jpg)

...and the very first one (or one of the very fist ones) ... a kind of 'Graal' for pinball collectors  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_26.jpg)

...talking about 'Graal', I'm here for this one 8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_27.jpg)

PONG  :-* No need to say anything else... one word : PONG!  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_28.jpg)

...and because I'm a real fan (who's wearing a Pong T-Shirt in 2010?) ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_29.jpg)

...I can bring it back and add it to my ... well... *never ending* collection  ::) :P  8)

Loading time  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_30.jpg)

...and after a nice moment -as always- with Paul (thanks again for bring that cabinet from US for me  :-*), it's time to bring back at home this Panini card number #2, who was missing in my Arcade Collection Book  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/panini.jpg)

...on the way back to home...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_31.jpg)

...this time I can make it!!! Burger Time King pow  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_32.jpg)

I love to see traffic jam on the opposite way... hahah ... LOL ... Yehaw  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_33.jpg)

I'm the King of the road on my side and ... and ... OPS?  :oops: :oops: :oops:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_34.jpg)

I'm stuck!!! It's my turn  :-\ See the data  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_35.jpg)

15:35 ... 666 KM on the counter !!! The Number Of The Beast  :roll: :evil:

I'm wondering what could be the car inside that trailer  ::) ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_36.jpg)

16:42 ... 676 KM !!! I HATE TRAFFIC JAM  :twisted:

Ok, finally out of there...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_37.jpg)

Things are getting better... and even better when I realize I have an original PONG in my car  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_38.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_39.jpg)

Not so far from my home now...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_40.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_41.jpg)

Bye Bye Germany... welcome to Luxembourg...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_42.jpg)

Argh! Traffic Jam?! Not again...not here... so near from my home  :(

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_43.jpg)

After so many KM, it's time to refuel the car ... Luxembourg is the best place for that in Europe  :-*
Hey see...an other collector ... nice car  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_44.jpg)

...and this is it! I'm at home. Let's check the data  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_45.jpg)

3 country - 933 km - 13h35 on the road  8)

I'm too tired to do anything else now... and so I won't unload it the baby now... let's her sleep in my car for one night  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_46.jpg)

ZZZZzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZ


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: DarthNuno on December 24, 2010, 10:01:23 AM
One day later... in the cold morning  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_end_1.jpg)

Wake up darling... show us how beautiful your are  :P ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_end_2.jpg)

...even after all these years  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_end_3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_end_4.jpg)

Nuno's lair V1 & V2 are full... but for you, I still have enough room in my living room... let's say here? Close to that other lady  ::)  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_end_5.jpg)

Finally together...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_end_6.jpg)

YES!!!  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_road_trip_end_7.jpg)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: DarthNuno on December 24, 2010, 10:11:34 AM
...and two months later... hey...It's Christmas! The perfect time to release that -unpublished & exclusive- road trip and show you how to substitute a Christmas Tree by a cool Christmas Pong  :-*

I'll details later all about this cabinet, but in short : the game is working fine  :-* :-* :-* , except the potentiometer from the second player who need to been cleaned or replaced ... so nothing hard  ;D

Just for your eyes... no need to comment these pictures  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_atari_arcade_xmas_1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_atari_arcade_xmas_2.jpg[/img[img]http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_atari_arcade_xmas_3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_atari_arcade_xmas_4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_atari_arcade_xmas_5.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_atari_arcade_xmas_6.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_atari_arcade_xmas_7.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_atari_arcade_xmas_8.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_atari_arcade_xmas_9.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_atari_arcade_xmas_10.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_atari_arcade_xmas_11.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_atari_arcade_xmas_12.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_atari_arcade_xmas_13.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_atari_arcade_xmas_14.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_atari_arcade_xmas_15.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_atari_arcade_xmas_16.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_atari_arcade_xmas_17.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_atari_arcade_xmas_18.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_atari_arcade_xmas_19.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_atari_arcade_xmas_20.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_atari_arcade_xmas_21.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong_atari_arcade_xmas_22.jpg)

Merry "ArcadeLifeStyle" X-Mas to all of you  :-*


 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: kroustibat on December 24, 2010, 11:42:26 AM
wow ber great addition to your collection. I wish our xmas tree was that cool :))

merry xmas all ;)


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: Superully on December 24, 2010, 12:22:20 PM
i've been waiting for this for a long time - knew this roadtrip was coming ;). what a giganto-fabulous addition to your collection, bruno! now you've got what i'm still longing for: computer space AND pong. don't you think it would look totally kickass if your computer space were yellow? what a sight that would be!

nevertheless, well done - must have cost you some serious bucks though, but totally worth it, especially since the game is working. i'll have to do some practice on my rally and then we can head off face to face: two old dudes, two white lines, one white block - PONG :spaceace:


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: gyruss on December 24, 2010, 12:31:48 PM
Is there anything you haven't got?? What a great addition to your collection, congratulations!


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: atarikid on December 24, 2010, 12:51:08 PM
Love the pong-tree.  :-)


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on December 24, 2010, 01:09:59 PM
OMG  :o he has got a PONG !

Congratulations Bruno !

Please tell me you editted the fake snow on the pictures and did not spray it really there ...
or is it easy clean-able ?

(the fake snow that i remember we had here in holland kinda sticky & stinky  :D)



Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: Brry71 on December 24, 2010, 01:46:06 PM
Woohoo!!!! A PONG!!!

You must be the luckiest collector on earth right now... Happy Holidays!


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: Dazza on December 24, 2010, 02:01:42 PM
Awesome! Lovin' the Dragon's Lair Animation Cel too. Is that yours? Superb shot of Dirk!


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: Belike on December 24, 2010, 02:07:57 PM
Nice Christams tree, you have style Bruno! ;D
Merry Xmas!


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: flip971 on December 24, 2010, 03:19:06 PM
A very rare  and beauty cab ;D ;D ;D ;D
Happy Xmas with the new tree/cab  ;)


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: Blanka on December 24, 2010, 03:48:56 PM
Respect!
Great neighbour for that Computer Space.

I think it is good with the blue Computer Space. Yellow is the original indeed, but yellow and blue is a nice match too. I would love to have the white one some day...
Happy Christmas with the three of you!

Maybe you can make a Christmas barn setup with your cabs.

PONG as baby Jesus.
You and miss as Jozeph and Mary.
Computer Space, Star Wars and Dragons Lair as the three wise men.
Angels Mr and Ms PacMan
The rest of the cabs as sheep around it.


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: old school on December 24, 2010, 04:33:01 PM
ain't got no word !!!

after all this time
i keep on dreaming each time i see yours road trip !!

 :)  :)  :)

Let me say clearly

yes !!! it's official i'm jealous !!!!
 :oops:

you are unstopable !!!!

Thank's to share this incredibly christmas gift !

i wish you and all your's a merry christmas Bruno


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: Giddygoon on December 24, 2010, 09:44:44 PM
It began with Pong and Bob said what a good idea!!!

What a classic!!

Well done Bruno, enjoy it

And happy Christmas to you and everyone on this forum!!!


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: Level42 on December 24, 2010, 09:53:41 PM
Congrats Bruno !!!

brillant machine :)

And it works right away !

Original hardware inside ? :)


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: scr33n on December 24, 2010, 10:58:13 PM
 :o

Another awesome catch Bruno !!!  :-* :-* :-*

Congratulations  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:



Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: DarthNuno on December 25, 2010, 10:37:24 AM
Thanks to all of you for your nice comments  :-*

especially since the game is working. i'll have to do some practice on my rally and then we can head off face to face: two old dudes, two white lines, one white block - PONG :spaceace:
I've exactly same problem than your Rally regarding one potentiometer... should be an easy fix... just have to check what is the potentiometer model.
Yes, you can practice on your Rally... because I'll challenge you on Pong when we'll meet together  ;)

Is there anything you haven't got??

Yes... a Sega R360, Kung Fu Master, EDOT, Starhawk ... and ... well ... some other 'relatively more easy' games to catch (I mean more easy than Computer Space or Pong for example  8)) I still don't have like Asteroids, Assault, ...I would like also to add one or two mechanical games also... and why not more pinballs... without talking about dozens of 'nice to have' games to add  ::)
So I'm afraid I still have the virus  ;D

Awesome! Lovin' the Dragon's Lair Animation Cel too. Is that yours? Superb shot of Dirk!

Yes, I've used that Dragon's Lair Cel in order to hide the box of diet coke -used to maintain the garlands on the PonG-  ;D
Once my new game room finished, I'll frame & display all these Dragon's Lair / Space Ace Cels 'proudly' on the walls  :P

Great neighbour for that Computer Space.

Yeps Blanka, next time you'll be able to make great pictures of the two games  ;)

Original hardware inside ? :)

Yeps, original board.
Note that the two knobs are not the same... very similar but not the same.
I'll take a lot of picture of this baby.  :)


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: Hi on December 25, 2010, 11:22:32 AM
Great catch !  8)


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: Q*ris on December 25, 2010, 07:06:40 PM
Pong! Pong! Pong! Pong! Pong! Pong!
Pong! Pong! Pong! Pong! Pong! Pong!
:arrow: the arcade lifestyle 12 midnight bell rings for Xmas!!
This is clearly the cherry on top of the 2010 catches, congratulations Bruno  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: DarthNuno on December 25, 2010, 09:04:18 PM
Thanks  :-*

It's funny... I remember 4 years ago... in the GAME ON UK exhibition (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=192.0), both games were there... flashback  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/forforum/gameon/go14.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/forforum/gameon/go9.jpg)

Of course, I was hoping to own both of them one day... but didn't really expected to have them so 'quickly' at the end (does 4 years is quick?). So everything happens... hey, it's the magic of Xmas after all  ::) ;D :P


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: Alpha1 on December 25, 2010, 11:24:12 PM
Welcome to the Pong club Bruno.


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: Level42 on December 26, 2010, 01:11:07 AM
Now if only you guys could hook it up to the internet and play against eachother..... :P


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: ckong on December 26, 2010, 10:14:01 AM
Very, very nice catch Bruno, congratulations on that one. I was fortuante enough to see one in real myself this year and it is a beautiful machine. A must have in every serious collection.

but please get rid of the xmas decoration on it, it doesn't look good, in fact it's a sacrilege.  ;)


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: baritonomarchetto on January 01, 2011, 12:42:25 PM
GREAT catch Bruno!

This roadtrip reminds me of the one i had last year... on 24 of december  :spaceace:


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: DarthNuno on January 05, 2012, 12:18:52 PM
How time flies... more than 1 year later, and no more update on this? Shame on me  :oops:!

Ok, that Pong is since a long time 'cleaned' of course... I didn't repeated the XMAS Pong tree this year  :) :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/Atari-Pong_wip_1.jpg)

Found this in the 'coin reject'... yes! It's made in USA  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/Atari-Pong_wip_2.jpg)

Now let's find its identity... Damn it! No serial number sticker  :-X ... it was supposed to be here  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/Atari-Pong_wip_3.jpg)

Thanks to Etienne, it will be possible to reproduce it, but I would like to use its real serial number, so let's check inside the cabinet if I can find it somewhere...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/Atari-Pong_wip_4.jpg)

Mhhh nothing so far...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/Atari-Pong_wip_5.jpg)

...maybe the value printed on the board "0920" ?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/Atari-Pong_wip_6.jpg)

Let's check the rest of the cabinet... Well, the PONG is almost an empty box as you can see ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/Atari-Pong_wip_7.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/Atari-Pong_wip_8.jpg)

Love to find old 'things' hidden on the cab  :P This time, it's this  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/Atari-Pong_wip_9.jpg)

I presume it's the box from the current potentiometers used to replace the original ones... to check!

Hey, I didn't notice... I have the original backdoor sheet  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/Atari-Pong_wip_10.jpg)

Closer...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/Atari-Pong_wip_11.jpg)

OK, I need some help now regarding the *missing* serial number. Is there some PONG owners here (Alpha1, Atarimania, ?) who have the SN on their Pong ?
I need the exact size of this sticker  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/Atari-Pong_wip_12.jpg)

I didn't find any value inside the cabinet, expect the value printed on the board. Does the SN would match that value for you ? Thx for help guys  8)


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: Level42 on January 05, 2012, 01:03:22 PM
Gotta love that Hitachi TV in there ! It still has the areal, with some modding you can watch TV too ;););) (unless you guys dont have analogue terrestial TV transmitters
anymore like we....)


Something I never noticed, the operator always had to empty the coin "scale" through the backdoor !!! Not very handy...

And funny they say "PONG Computer" in that backdoor sheet....it doesnt have a processor, but technically I think you can say that it has inputs, outputs and some processing going on so yes, it's a computer allright ;););)


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: Superully on January 05, 2012, 01:26:31 PM
you can't help but love that cabinet - so simple, so beautiful! :-*

that hitachi tv always makes me laugh out loud :lol:

note to myself: one day you will own a dedicated pong cabinet


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: Blanka on January 06, 2012, 10:46:00 AM
(unless you guys dont have analogue terrestial TV transmitters anymore like we....)
There is an instruction on the net how to build one from a VCR. I'm gonna try as I will receive a Sony Watchmen soon :)


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 16, 2012, 12:38:13 PM
I need the exact size of this sticker  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/Atari-Pong_wip_12.jpg)


I didn't find any value inside the cabinet, except the value printed on the board. Does the SN would match that value for you ?
Thx for help guys  8)

It looks like a "cutoff version of the : "Old Atari Serial sticker"

would you like to cut it off yourself, or do you want me to cut it off ?  ;D

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/pongbruno.jpg)

And another question, do you want to use a typewriter, or do you want the serial printed like in the pic, and if you want it printed, do you want "regular" (VPI)  or "Bold" AA-0920 ? as the font properties ?

Let me know please, i am finishing the files to take to the printers soon

Thanks !


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: DarthNuno on January 16, 2012, 04:06:25 PM
Interesting read about the SN used for PONG :

The machines were numbered at the manufacturing plant and a lot of people say erratic things about the serial numbers of their machines. Nolan Buschnell (who designed Atari PONG) explained that the serials were encoded to avoid guessing how many machines were manufactured. Serials start with two same letters followed by three or four digits. The first machines to roll off the assembly line were numbered ZZ-001 through ZZ-999, then AA-001 through AA-999, then YY-001 through YY-999 and then back to BB-001 through BB-999 and so on. Thus, the very first machine had serial ZZ-001 (see it at the Atari Historical Society) and those with serials starting with AA have machine between #1000 and #1999. Those with YY have a machine between #2000 and #2999. [source : http://www.pong-story.com/arcade.htm (http://www.pong-story.com/arcade.htm) ]

So if my game is the number 920 on the production line, the correct value for its SN would be : ZZ-920

Although my Pong doesn't have the initial metal/silver knobs, it has the first generation of coin slot (and not the Midway one that came on next generation models), and so I can suppose it was in the first 'production' run.

So can you print two models :

- the first one with the serial :  ZZ-920
- the second one witn no serial at all (...so I'll be able to print an other value myself if further investigations lead me to an other SN...)

Please cut them off for me  ;) Thx.


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 16, 2012, 04:17:02 PM
Okay, will do.

Bold or regular ?


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: DarthNuno on January 16, 2012, 04:24:50 PM
Okay, will do.

Bold or regular ?

I would say regular, like the sample.


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 16, 2012, 04:34:23 PM
Okay, done  ;)


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: DarthNuno on October 30, 2013, 08:41:33 AM
...and back on this!  8)

I didn't plugged that lady since ...Xmas 2010! ( :oops: ).
So let's plug it for the very first time inside the Nuno's Lair V3  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong-nuno.jpg)

Ok, still in the same condition, yes  :-*

Still to do : to replace the potentiometers, and capkit the monitor for a bright picture because some numbers in the score display can't be clearly read.

Now the 'test' video  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pong/pong-tube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmzH4E3x1_g)

 8)


Title: Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
Post by: Level42 on October 30, 2013, 06:17:18 PM
Wow, that baby needs new pots ! :)