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Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 28, 2007, 11:14:05 PM
EPISODE 0 - TEASING ZONE :
                              


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/teasing/teas1.jpg)

                                          ...Nothing is impossible...


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                                          ...Believe In Your Dreams...


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                                          ...Fan 4 Ever...


EPISODE 1 - INSPECTION & NEGOCIATION :


Galaxian 3 theater... I remember it as if it were yesterday. I played it for the first time ... in 1993 or 1994 if I remember well :roll:
It was love at firs sight :)  My god... the CGI was amazing (and still are amazing nowadays)... Impressive surrond sound... and this huuuuge theater... a true gaming experience back in The Days :shock:
Remember the others video games from that erea ... 1990...  no a lot of good 3D games ...only Hard Drivin from Atari (it wasn't really impressive in my opinion)  :?  
We are two years BEFORE real good 3D games like Virtua Racing (1992) and 3 years BEFORE Virtua Fighter by exemple...

                                  (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/gamecreator.jpg)

I always saw this Galaxian Theater in that Arcade room. Each time I went to the Belgium coast, I had to play that *AMAZING* game :D
As you probably know,I'm a die hard NAMCO fan because they made the best arcade games in history (except Dragon's Lair of course :wink:) : Pac Man, Galaxian, Galaga, Xevious, Starblade, ...
In my quest to own my favorite games, I can't imagine that one day, I'll be able to get ... a Galaxian Theater @ home ! :o

Until now, the only way I had to play the game was the Playstation adapation of the game, which is very good by the way. It was better than nothing, but the true G3 experience has to be seen on giant screen, so I've done THIS (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=60) :wink:

Of course, as a die hard fan of that game, I have all I can get about it : Playstation version of the game (US & JAP), arcade flyers, OST of the game, Laser Disc demonstration (very rare), ... expect the 'cab' of course...until now :P

So 6 weeks ago, I called the boss of that arcade room and I asked him if he would be ok to sell it... We fixed an appointment for the coming week end  :arrow:

THE NEXT WEEK END

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/pre2.jpg)

Ok, this time is not so far : 300km to drive :)
But as you know I have a deal with my official sponsors, so I have to publish this picture :lol:  :lol:  :lol: :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/pre1.jpg)

[ Dr Pepper & Bi-Fi Roll inside ]  :lol:

I don't forget to bring some tools : meters, a box of screwdriver heads, ... :arrow:  I have to check overthere If I have all the necessary tools to dismount the Theater 8)

Rock'n'Roll baby 8)

So we arrive at location one hour before the appointment with the manager, so we decide to go for a walk on the beach... A lot of wind :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/pre3a.jpg)

... and sudden, something draws our attention...close to the rocks  :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/pre4a.jpg)

Let us examine that more closely :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/pre5a.jpg)

Jesus Christ !!! I 'm sure that's a sign of the Gods ! :shock:  :lol:

Ok it is time ... time to see the Namco 'mothership' Theater :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/pre7a.jpg)

Impressive :!:  :!:  :!:
The theater is in front of me... It's the one I played many years ago...  It represents many memories to me, because I played it at various times of my life. This theater is a kind of Time Machine for me :roll:  :o

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/pre6a.jpg)

Well... it's big... it's huge .... very huge :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/pre8a.jpg)

let us measure it... just to be sure :oops:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/pre9a.jpg)

Holy Jesus :shock:  :shock:  :shock:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/pre10a.jpg)

Opssss... very huge :oops:  At this point, I still don't know where to put it  :oops:  Anyway, C A R P E D I E M :o

OK, let's quickly check how to disassemble it... ok, the theater  seems to have the same kind of skrew everywhere on it... like this :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/rep1.jpg)

I'm also take a lot of pictures, in order to help me when I'll assemble the game in the futur.

I meet the manager. The deal is done

It won't be possible to get the game before one month  :?  Jesus Christ... more than 4 weeks to wait  :?
OK, so I've now 1 month to organize the 'Galaxian Theater' rescue... find enough space ... I'm gonna be crazy  :shock:  :roll:  :wink:



Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 28, 2007, 11:17:28 PM
EPISODE 2 - THE ROADTRIP part 1:


ONE MONTH LATER...

...and here we are... the 23rd of april 2007... one day to go ...

I hope two 'days off' will be enough for this trip :roll:  
For this Adventure, my wife of course, and also my faithful wingman : Burt The Daring 8)

The last check before the D day. Because of my Sponsors, I have to show you that traditional picture... sorry folks :roll:  :wink:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/rt1.jpg)

:arrow: some new stuff, only for this *special* roadtrip : a video camera, lent by a colleague (thanks Chris :wink: ) ... in order to film all the 'event',
and to be used as reference during the reassembly which will take place in .... hum hum 200x :oops:  
I get a lot of  labels to annotate the various part of this Huge 3D Puzzle :shock: ...and of course tools like skrewdrivers...

The truck is ready... volume is 20 m3 .... Does it will be enough to carry that monster ? :?

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/rt2.jpg)

Paperboards,  small boxes to store the various screws, straps, protections...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/rt3.jpg)

OK... now I can say everthing is ready for tomorrow morning.  :lol:

 It's very late now ... and tomorrow, we have to get up at 05:00 am... so let's sleep  :lol:

ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz.....  

WAKE UP DUDE  :!:  :!:  :!:  


It's 5:53am ... tuesday the 24rd of april ... an historical day  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/rt4.jpg)

Let's charge the CD of circumstance, and let's pick up my official roadtrip wingman 'Burt'...by hoping he's already  awaked now :?:  :lol:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/rt5.jpg)

OK... rock'n'roll... It's a little bit early for Burt ... 300 km to drive  :lol:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/rt6.jpg)

300 km is not a long distance... but this truck is so slow (impossible to go further than 110 km/h), and it uses so much gasoline :shock:  ... we have to refuel it quickly :?

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/rt7.jpg)

My wife is conscious that this roadtrip will be historical. She agrees to wear the T-shirt of circumstance 8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/rt8.jpg)

Well, the appointment was at 9h30am with the seller... Slow speed, and lot of trafic jam... we finally arrive at 10h45am on location :?

The arcade room is locatet on the sea coast... so it's impossible to park our giant truck close to the main entry :oops:

Good new : there is a backdoor, just behind the Arcade :D

Bad new : there is 'road work' in this one way  lane, and a big truck blocks us... opssss !
The only solution will be to drive in reverse gear... not easy ... in order to bring our truck just in front of the backdoor. But this is not the worst :shock:

The lane is so narrow, it seems almost impossible to operate with the truck in order to enter, via the backdoor, to the basement :?

:arrow: Finally after 10 minutes of 'delicate' operations... cm per cm... our truck is in the Arcade's basement.

Ok, the manager is not there, but they are few employes ... aware about a crazy guy who'll get the Galaxian Theatre today 8)

Let's place a camera... the tools are well aligned... and the labels are prepared :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/rt9.jpg)

The Luna Park is closed for public the morning ... until 2 : oo pm. The employes told me there is very quiet, because it's the low season now...

OK, so let's wear the homemade T-shirt done especially for that Day (theses T-shirts will be highly collectable... very soon on ebay :P  :P  :P ) !

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/rt10.jpg)

Let's start to put the labels :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/rt11.jpg)

I feel odd... I'm starting to think about what we are doing now 8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/rt12.jpg)

...all of this seems unreal ... my mind is away now :    

Do we are some kind of modern adventurers ?
Do we are some kind of archaeologists ?
... Or do we are simply crazy ?
:roll:  :twisted:  

OK... it's not time to think... we have a lot of work now !

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/rt13.jpg)

... an employe is removing all the coin mechs :?

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/rt14.jpg)

While Burt is removing one of the 'marquee', I'm applying labels...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/rt15.jpg)

A general view of the 'monster' :shock:  At this time, we still have no idea about the amount of work we'll have to do :oops:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/rt16.jpg)

Here's a real piece of art, the conversion kit marquee "Attack Of The ZolgeaR" is in a perfect state ... and so HUUUGGE :o  :o  :o

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/rt17.jpg)

...and .... what a nice surprise... under the ZolgeaR marquee... the original GALAXIAN 3 - Project Dragoon marquee :o

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/rt18.jpg)

We remain very careful during disassembling…

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/rt19.jpg)

Holy Jesus... what do we are doing here  :!:  :?:  We are really crazy !

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/rt20.jpg)

Let's continue to dismount that blue moutain :)

I was a little bit affraid 'bout what kind of wires insde the thing... but it's quite easy to remove in fact :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear1.jpg)

Now, here's the master piece... the MAIN Galaxian3 marquee :shock:  :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear2.jpg)

We are a little bit slow... and confused ?  ...'coz at this point, we still don't know what we are doing ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear3.jpg)

Well... let's try to understand how to dismount the front ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear4.jpg)

...while Burt is doing some kind of 'reverse engineering" in order to understand how to dismount the game, I arrange the small parts on the floor. The game room is not open yet to public, so I use as space as possible...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear5.jpg)

Hey... we start to see what's inside that 'toy' :lol:

One of the two Sony tri-tube video projectors :shock:  HHHUUUGEE !!!!

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear6.jpg)

It's really time to start the serious stuff : Let's remove... the roof :o

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear7.jpg)

First big information about the Galaxian Theater : the 'game' has no roof :shock:

...so what ?

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear8.jpg)

...the owner used 5 meters long boards, through which he placed panels of wood/foam... a pain to remove that :evil:   :arrow:
Foam disaggregates, it's like to handle rockwool… a true filth for eyes and  lungs :evil:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear9.jpg)

The owner used the roof of the THEATER to store things : old broken neons, old boards, fabrics and a lot things, not indentified  :?

Here I am catching one of the dead neons slopes which was on the roof of the theater. Note that I am on another NAMCO's monster : PROP CYCLE :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear10.jpg)

...no more 'roof'...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear11.jpg)

There's no more little & easy thing to do now :oops:  We MUST go further!!!

After having removed the partitions from the middle of the 'entrance', we finally discover one of the three main bars (which are main parts of the structure in fact) :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear12.jpg)
   
view inside of the right interior part of the theater side... same picture than then previous one, but without the metal mask :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear13.jpg)

...same view, but this is the opposite part (still from the entrance of the theater/ left side). The only difference is a control panel, which controls something but I don't know what ?! I'll discover it when I'll rebuild the theater... :roll:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear14.jpg)

...for the moment, It is still possible to arrange carefully al the items...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear15.jpg)

Here an employee tries to find the key which gives access to the projectors :?  ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear16.jpg)

Because we still don't know what is the perfect order for dissasembling, we try to work on the sides.... Bingo... it's easy here :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear17.jpg)

Holy Jesus... as a die hard Namco fan, I can tell you it really does something to be in a such picture like this one :

Cool… for the first time since many years, the light penetrates inside the G3 theater.
Have a look of the height of it :shock:  2m40  :shock:  !!!

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear18.jpg)

In the middle inside the theater, just behind the 'screen', there is 3 HUGE boxes ... something like 150cm lenght ...each of them ...but what's inside of them ???

THE FIRST ONE :

a ton of boards ... power supplies ... wires ... connectors ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear19.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear20.jpg)

THE SECOND ONE :

...more boards :shock:  :shock:  :shock:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear21.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear22.jpg)

THE THIRD ONE :

Two Yamaha audio professional amps, Two Pioneer laserDisc players :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear23.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear24.jpg)

...on each of the three lids,  fans :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear25.jpg)

ok, now the worst part : removing the projectors ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/zolgear26.jpg)

Because we still have not the key to access the projector, we'll have to found an other method for pull them out.
It should be possible to remove them by the rear :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/g3f1.jpg)

After examination, the three big bars maintain all the front of the theater, and the projectors too, of course...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/g3f2.jpg)

Before removing them, we'll remove the two adjacent parts, named  :GUNNER'S GATE 2 & GUNNER'S GATE 1

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/g3f3.jpg)

I was a little bit afraid about the wires to disconnect between the different parts... but Namco did it well :P

Here's by exemple the wires between the righ projector and the  GUNNER'S GATE 1 part  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/g3f4.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/g3f5.jpg)

This is it : the   GUNNER'S GATE 1 part is removed !

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/g3f6.jpg)

Let's do the same thing for the other part  :arrow:   GUNNER'S GATE 2.

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/g3f7.jpg)

Here's a scary part of the story :shock:  The two projectors are so LOUD... and both of them stay in place only because the three bars. Each time we touch one of the bars, the two projectors start to move... very very unstable... :oops:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/g3f8.jpg)

...and remember, we have not the keys to remove the projetctors in the normal way, by a door under them. THe only way to remove them is to pull them out by the back... but ALL the stuff is so unstable ....

... finally, after something like 30 minutes, the first projector is out... and safe :twisted:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/g3f9.jpg)

Very heavy to carry as you can seen... even for two men like us :?  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/g3f10.jpg)

Oh my god... we have to do the same thing for the second one.... argggg... we are tired now... and hungry too... we're working since so many hours non-stop... but before to tale a short pause, let's finish 'the projectors' removing ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/g3f11.jpg)

...courage... 30% done yet :evil:  :oops:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/g3f12.jpg)

Ok, the 2nd projector is out... at least :oops:

Time to eat now...

Our table ??? An air hockey ;-)

Regarding the food, guess which country it is :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/g3f13.jpg)

Burt is asking me "what time is it by the way ?"

I don't know... daytime I guess ... I don't have a watch... But they are customers in the gaming room now, so we are in the afternoon...

HOLY JESUS... in the afternoon ???

Oppsss... so very short in time  :shock:  Because we have to load in the truck, come back to my home, unload the parts (I still don't know where  :shock:  ) ... and as you can see on the pictures, we are far from the end...  Gloups  :oops:

OK, we have to pull off all the front base before going further :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/g3f14.jpg)

...of course, the big base doesn't move because of that big blue part attached on it :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/endofd1.jpg)

...arghhh... All the skrews seems to be removed.... but that blue box is encased somewhere...  :?

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/endofd2.jpg)

Well... impossible to remove it  :evil:  So the only solution seems to remove all the front base, including the two HUGE blue boxes (left & right)  :?  Everything is on small wheels... let's pull them out on the two following picture :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/endofd3.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/endofd4.jpg)

YYeeesss... it works  :)  We can move all the front base  :P  We have now access to the 'seats' :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/endofd5.jpg)

Remember the 'big blue boxes' ? We got them now  :lol:  :lol:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/endofd6.jpg)

The seats are easy to remove. No skrew at all. They were wedged between the front base and the 3 pcb boxes.

We are very tired now... Please let me have a short break after removing the first seat :oops:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/endofd7.jpg)

Here's a view of the back of the seats... and more than 15 years of dust :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/endofd8.jpg)

All the seats are removed.

Here the main tube of cables, which comes from the pcb boxes, and which passes between the seat 3 and 4 (just in the middle), and who conveys the cables for the projectors, and power for some lamps & main marquee :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/endofd9.jpg)

...two men at work  :roll:  :wink:   :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/endofd10.jpg)

The next step is to separate the three HUGE (everything is HUGE on that cab'  :wink: ) boxes, which include pcb, amps, power supply, laserdisc players... all the electronic stuff...

But there's is a problem : all the three boxes are interconnected...

Have a look :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/endofd11.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/endofd12.jpg)

..of couse, I put labels ... I hope it will help me when I'll assemble the theater in ...2054  :roll:  :wink:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/endofd13.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/endofd14.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/endofd15.jpg)

DONE  :P  no more wires between them :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/endofd16.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/endofd17.jpg)

It's late now... NOTHING is loaded on the truck... It's really time to load... but ... we decide to remove the 6 parts from the roof before to stop. It should not be to long i hope...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/endofd18.jpg)

...except that it is necessary to climb ... on the screen  :shock:  I'm the stuntman for that  8)  I'm a little bit affraid  :shock:  I hope the bottom of the  screen is strong enough for my weight… bah… It must because we have no other choice then that… the theater was assembled against the wall, so no other access... except like that :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/endofd19.jpg)

Something incredible up there  :shock:


...



...



...



...



My name was written ... since so many years  :shock: ... on the top of that mountain  :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/endofd20.jpg)

 :P  :P  8)  8)

Here's a 'behind the scene' view... or how to climb on that mountain from the ouest side  :wink:  :arrow:  

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/day1-next1.jpg)

...it was on the only way to do it... because the wall on the back of the room is to close from the theater  :?

Ok so now I praying... I hope the 'screen' structure is strong enough to support my weight  :shock:  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/day1-next2.jpg)

Now, Burt is anger...  :shock:  ... It did not imagine that it would be so hard ...he's usually on the light side of the Force... but not now  :shock:  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/day1-next3.jpg)

Concerning me, I've fallen into the dark side of the Force since so many years  :twisted:  Impossible to get me out of it  :twisted:  ... and of course I'll meet my destiny  :lol:  :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/day1-next4.jpg)

...well, it's maybe not the time for a battle finally  :?  Still so many things to do...

Ok, the six black elements from the 'roof' are removed. We should be able to remove the screen, I mean the six white elements :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/day1-next5.jpg)

The manager comes... He'll have a lot of  free space soon  8)  

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/day1-next6.jpg)

It's amazing... It's late in the afternoon... and there's still NOTHING loaded in the truck yet  :shock: We still need to do one more step ... Let's check how to remove the screen structure  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/day1-next7.jpg)

OK, well... it's something like 7:00pm ... we have to stop now  :x  because  :arrow:

- Before loading the pieces, all must go to the basement, where the truck is
- All the pieces from the theater must be loaded in the truck
- It will not be possible to load all the parts
- Something like four hours to drive to go home
- Unload all that stuff... I still don't know where at this point :shock:  :?
- We are hungry
- We are tired
...

OK, so let's start to bring the parts to the basement. Hopefully an employe is helping us for that  :)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/day1-next8.jpg)

The elevator... It will be our best friend soon  :?  :wink:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/day1-next9.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/day1-next10.jpg)

My god... have a look at something like 15 years of dust  :shock:  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/day1-next11.jpg)

Quick snapshoot... or 'The Nuno Team was here...'  :lol:  8)  8)  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/day1-next12.jpg)

Ok, most of the parts are now in the basement , after something like one hour of 'elevator action' ...up...down...up...down...  :?

Here's most of the parts we were not able to load in the truck. These parts have to stay here, with the rest of the theater of course... until tomorrow  :oops:  :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/chad1.jpg)

... maybe not this one  :roll:  :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/chad2.jpg)

Here's the truck... full of Galaxian stuff... ready to go  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/chad3.jpg)

AT THIS POINT, THIS IS AN EVIDENCE... ANOTHER TRAVEL WILL BE NECESSARY TOMORROW TO BRING BACK ALL THE THEATER !

...before to leave... let's go for ten minutes of hard drivin' ... just to get out the truck out of the basement  :evil:  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/chad4.jpg)

OK, now the big question  :?:  :?:  :?: Where to put all that Galaxian3 Theater stuff... There's no free space available in my lair... and I don't want to put that monster inside my house ... well, i would like to put it in my house... but hey... with an area of 25 m2... not possible  :oops:
SO once again, I'll call SAM  :P

The bad thing regarding big roadtrip is stopping over & over agin for...fuel ... fuel ... fuel ...  :x  :x  but this time, something nice to watch  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/chad5.jpg)

...after something like FOUR hours on the road, and crossing all the country for north to south, here we are ... at the Sam's place :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/chad6.jpg)

We unload all the stuff... on his garden  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/chad7.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/chad8.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/chad9.jpg)

... and we put as much as we can the parts in his garage... what a mess  :oops:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/chad10.jpg)

Oppsss... his garage is now full  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  ...but there're still stuff to store... so what ?! ... We are forced to load -of course- all the remaing parts inside the truck... What a crazy work  :x

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/chad11.jpg)

OK... so... regarding these last parts, we store them like that for the moment :

- inside the Burt's garage : One of the three huge pcb boxes
- inside the Nuno's Lair : Two huge parts of the theater
- inside our living room : one of the six seats, pcb, laser disc players, and other various parts  :shock:  :shock:

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOhhhhhhhhhhhh JJJJJJJeeeeeeeessssssssssusssssssssssssss
We are now DEAD !!!  :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/chad12.jpg)

It's now 1:24am  :shock:  We are on the work since more than TWENTY hours non-stop ... We are SOOOOOOOOO tired  :x  :oops:  :oops:

... and the story is far to be finished  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  In less than FOUR hours, we have to do the same work   :oops:  :oops:

Let's go to sleep for ..only 4 hours then ....  :oops:  :oops:


End of day 1


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 28, 2007, 11:18:49 PM
EPISODE 3 - THE ROADTRIP part 2


DAY TWO :

...4h30 later... still so tired  :?  It's 6:00 am    :oops:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/day2-1.jpg)

Let's get the motivation... what d'ya think Burt  :roll:  :wink:  My wife is talking to him -non stop-, just to be sure that he won't sleep and stay awake  :twisted:  .

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/day2-2.jpg)

Same place... here we go again  :o  ...300km later...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/day2-3.jpg)

As you can see, the end is near... here we are removing the screen supports  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/day2-4.jpg)

Have a look at this 'small' box... guest what it is ???  :roll:  :wink:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/day2-5.jpg)

What a mess... hopefully it's too early for customers   :lol:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/day2-6.jpg)

At this point, I'm not able to tell you how many pieces  we got in hand, coming of course from that HHUUUUGGGGEEEEE 3D puzzle

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/day2-7.jpg)

Namco is the best  :arrow: Removing cables between the elements is as easy as your ABC  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/day2-8.jpg)

See it  :P  Namco ruleZ  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/day2-9.jpg)

...in deep...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/day2-10.jpg)

Have a look at this huge Bose amp  :shock:  Do I will try it in my car  :roll:  :wink:   :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/day2-11.jpg)

And here's the boss... he has to leave... so it's time to pay him... Totally amazing  :o  I was playing that game 13 years ago at the same place... and now I buy that game  :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dayz2-1.jpg)

Now remember the black box on a previous picture ? It's a HUGE power stepdown converter (220V -> 110V). My god... how a so little box can be so heavy  :shock:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dayz2-2.jpg)

...conitnuing to bring back parts from floor 0 to the basement...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dayz2-3.jpg)

For that second loading day, we have to otpimize everything. All the parts MUST fit... don't wanna come back a third time  :?  

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dayz2-4.jpg)

...as I told you previously... that red elevator is our best friend... We are very lucky to do the job on a such place, I mean a place with a private basement with the ability of truck loading, private elevator, ...
I can"t imagine doing a such work in a place with staircases by exemple, or the truck parked in a street, outside, ...  :?

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dayz2-5.jpg)

Have a look at the car  :P  We had to be very careful  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dayz2-6.jpg)

...still loading as best as we can...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dayz2-7.jpg)

Isn't it beautifull ? ... having such historicals parts  :roll:  :wink:  :lol:  Namco is my God  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dayz2-8.jpg)

OK... still 4 seats to load... but there is enough place for only 3 of them  :oops:   :arrow: Brainstorming  :twisted:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dayz2-9.jpg)

Let's load them... and see what we can do...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dayz2-10.jpg)

Mhhh... there's no other way than to dissasemble it... We already try during the day 1, but it's not easy... But now, we don't have choice  :shock: We must do it or we won't load it  :evil:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dayz2-11.jpg)

...the 4 mains skrews are under that grey cage... not easy to remove...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dayz2-12.jpg)

OK... we do it  :)  Have a look at my feet on the 'beast', in a "Steve Haris from Iron Maiden" style  :D  :wink:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dayz2-13.jpg)

We can load it now... we also loading all the last parts : projectors, Power converter, and other things...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dayz2-14.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dayz2-15.jpg)

OK... THIS IS IT... ALL IS LOADING...  :P  :P  :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dayz2-16.jpg)

Now, a last picture... at this spot, there WAS a Galaxian 3 Theater  8)  8)  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dayz2-17.jpg)

Note that 'Burt' doesn't wear the official roadtrip T-shirt "Saving Galaxian 3 Theater"  on  that day 2, because it was in a very bad state at the end of day1... shame on him  8)

Before to go back, let's eat something  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dayz2-18.jpg)

BELGIUM POOOOOWWWWWWEERRRR  :D  :D  :D

Note that we were these two days on the Belgium coast, and we even didn't see the sea... we can see it now ...  :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dayz2-19.jpg)

OK... it's late... we sill have 300km to bring back that stuff...and at this time, I still don't know where I'll unload all that stuff  :shock:  :oops:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dayz2-20.jpg)

Well, so I'm calling Freddy & my mother... and tell them that I've to unload 'something maybe a little big  :roll: ' quickly ! They say yes because they don't imagine how big is the stuff I'm bringing back  :shock:

And here we are after something like 4 hours of driving  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dech1.jpg)

At this point, my mother & Freddy start to be a little be affraid... they are thinking 'what the hell inside of this truck'' :shock:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dech2.jpg)

I remember tbat tbey hopefully have free space in their basement  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dech3.jpg)

Well, we are opening the truck's doors... and ... Freddy is seeing the Galaxian stuff ... Oppps ....  :shock:  .... he starts to be crazy : "What the hell is  that ??? Totally crap !!! You didn't tell us about this ... so big ... so many items ... If I knew that before, I would say NO, I DON'T WANT TO STORE THAT  :twisted: "
After promise him that I won't let the stuff too long, he's finally ok  :o

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dech4.jpg)

As you can see, it's still daytime  8)
My mother is watching me... what the hell his soon is doing  :shock:  ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dech5.jpg)

... and finally, they help us to unload the Namco Monster... It's a family story  :D  :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dech6.jpg)

Unloading the biggest parts  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dech7.jpg)

We are so tired... at this point we have something like 40 hours of work since the begining of this trip... with only few hours of sleep  :cry:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dech8.jpg)

...still unloading... under a moon light now  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dech9.jpg)

We are lucky regarding the width of the passage  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dech10.jpg)

...playing Tetris in 3D  :lol:   :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dech11.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dech12.jpg)

It's the black night... and no outside light... Hopefully it's close to be finished ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dech13.jpg)

Have a look at the size of these Sony TriTubes projectors  :shock:  ...and so heavy  :shock:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dech14.jpg)

Have a look at the room... full of history items now  :D

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dech15.jpg)

...but this room wasn't big enough...  :?  ... so we had to put remaining parts here and there, in other basement's room  :oops:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dech16.jpg)

Can you believe it ... all in now unloaded.... UNLOADED !!!

 :o  :o  :o

I can now bring back the truck... and start to think how to bring back the Galaxian3 parts at home... and where to place such MONSTER   :D

This *amazing & historical* ROADTRIP is finally done.. but ...

... that story is not over of course ...  :roll:  :wink:


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 28, 2007, 11:19:27 PM
EPISODE 3 (extended scenes) - What to do with a such monster ?

Well... the answer is quite easy for me... PLAYING !!!! of course  :D

...but wait  :roll:  At this time... there no more theater  :?  ... but a ton of single items, in different locations...  :oops:

Well, I made a promise to all the 'Galaxian3Theater' parts keepers that I'll get as soon as possible all the items that take so many place (according them of course)  :roll: .
So the idea now is to bring back all the parts at my place... and asap ! 8)

But first, I've to take care about my gaming room  :roll:  :wink:

Two big parts are in the middle of my Lair... Impossible to acces it... So I'm calling Sam : " I know, all you garage is full of my G3 stuff, but pleaaaasse help me to clean my gameroom first...  :roll: "

 :arrow:  He says 'mwellll... fine  :twisted: "

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/athome1.jpg)

...ok, the part is now more in my gameroom... but what to do now ???

I'll be the first man to have a Galaxian Theater... INSIDE MY HOUSE  :P  :P

...but it's still too easy, so I decide to put the G3 at the first floor  8)

Well... as you can see Sam & I are not 'Macho Man' of something... so the stairs are a real problem with an item like that... It would be nice to have a third guy to help us... but he did it  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/athome2.jpg)

Few days later...great... here's Pierre (aka Funkycochise here°) and his friend  :P  They come for a nice meeting... and a gaming session of course  8)

Of course... there's anoter 'big blue' (not the Atari one  :wink: ) to move... or the gameroom won't be accessible  :?

"Hey friends,  please help me ?!"  8)  :roll:

So here we go again...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/athome3.jpg)

This time, it's more easy... Three guys... perfect  :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/athome4.jpg)

At the first floor... we have to be care... let's enter into... the bathroom  :P

Jesus... It must be a world premiere ... A Galaxian Theater inside a bathroom  :lol:  :lol:   :o

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/athome5.jpg)

...but these two big blue parts are now safe... inside my house  8)  Thanks to all for the help...once again  :o

Now let's start to bring back stuff located... at the Freddy/Mom house  :roll:

On this travel... I bring back this :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/athome6.jpg)

Namco... my god  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/athome7.jpg)

...My wife is not happy... because of this ... inside the corridor ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/athome8.jpg)

... and it's worse now  :roll:  :wink:  :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/athome9.jpg)

Ok OK  :oops:  ... I'll put all of that... at the first floor... don't worry  8)  ...but before, few pictures... focus on the instruction stickers :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/athome10.jpg)

I remember when I was younger... I tried to remove that sticker at the arcade... :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  ... I'm glad not to have succeded  :)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/athome11.jpg)

...StAy TuNeD...



Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 03, 2007, 08:53:39 PM
small update...  :wink:


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on May 05, 2007, 01:36:47 PM
O











my







GOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And I thought I had space troubles...........

If this isn't a (late) april's fool it is F-U-C-K-I-N-G fantastic Bruno !!!

Man,  I KNEW there had to be a reason that I was sick TWICE when we had arranged to visit the lair....(I'll drop you a mail, we gotta fix a new date).


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: amadama on May 07, 2007, 02:24:43 PM
Bruno, you are a real tease!! Trickling out these pictures is killing us! I can't wait to see more, more ,more.....
I still can't imagine where you are putting this beast.
Good luck!
Alex


Title: How long do you expect your marriage to last? ;-)
Post by: reb on May 08, 2007, 05:16:57 PM
:wink:
The title for this reply is probably too bold for someone new on this site, hence the wink smiley. But, being married myself, I cannot help but wondering... And the size of your latest cab is completely ludicrous if it weren't so totally, most absurdly and convincingly SUPERB!
I am patiently waiting for an opportunity to lay my hands on a shed, garage, or anything to accommodate my collection to be. But first, I'll have to convince my wife that spending money on this is paramount...  :roll:  Until then, I'll check in on your website to keep the dream alive!
Bonne chance!
Reb


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 09, 2007, 09:13:55 PM
...small update of this story...

Thanks to bo so patientt  :)

I agree this is a crazy thing ... Stay Tuned... a lot of pictures very soon  :wink:


(Welcome on this forum Reb  :)  )


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: amadama on May 09, 2007, 09:55:47 PM
Wow! That marquee is bigger than you guys!!
Truly unreal my friend...


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on May 10, 2007, 11:23:31 PM
hey Bruno,

Remember to scan all the artwork for reproduction ;) ;) ;)


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 11, 2007, 09:21:39 PM
Yeps... All that artworks need to be preserved  :)

Small update by the way  :roll:  :wink:


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: FINNY(uk) on May 11, 2007, 10:22:33 PM
Bruno,

You are mad my friend, Myself and XY-Man went to wales to collect a Galaxian 3 thearter for his collection about 4 years ago, It had taken us from 8am to 9pm just to dismantle the thing, we had a 7.5 ton lorry and just about got it in with no room spare, you must have done a couple of trips, your gonna have to move or build a bigger gameroom, I think XY-Man still has the game in a room in his warehouse still in pieces, so dont lose momentum, get a home for the beast....well there is no chance of you losing momentum, anyhow congratulations you mad man.

another thing ,has yours got two Pioneer players and loads of boards, good luck putting her together again.

regards
-Finny


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 12, 2007, 09:41:38 PM
Quote from: "FINNY(uk)"


...another thing ,has yours got two Pioneer players and loads of boards, good luck putting her together again...


If I have some trouble to make it work, I'll bring all that stuff at the  Euro meet '07  :D  It will be a good challenge for our best technician in the world  :wink:   :P  :P  :P

(pictures updated in first page of this topic by the way  :roll:  :wink: )


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: totos on May 16, 2007, 02:53:53 PM
incredible   :shock:  :shock:  :shock:


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 16, 2007, 10:06:57 PM
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  update in first page  :roll:  :wink:

By the way, if some pictures are missing, use Internet Explorer instead Firefox  :wink:


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Sonic 1992 on May 18, 2007, 08:01:44 AM
Unbelievable man, I hope you made thorough instructions for when it's time to reassemble!!  We've never had that game here where I live, In fact, i've never heard of it.  But it sure looks fun!  Congratulations on such a wonderful catch!!  By the way...

 (I'm sure you already know)

Untill you have a bigger room to put it in.. be sure to store it in a climate controlled storage.  

Also on KLOV.com  you can update their site,  they say there is no known collector of this game.. SET THEM STRAIGHT  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 20, 2007, 11:24:08 AM
:lol:

Nope... no instructions to reassemble it  8)  But a ton of picures in order to help me how to do  :P

Regarding klov, the database is not updated since a while  :cry:

New load of picture in the first page of the topic  :wink:


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 27, 2007, 09:02:12 AM
New pictures in first page of this topic  :wink:


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: SPACE HARRIER on May 29, 2007, 09:05:59 PM
WOW, I hope that you know how to put it all back together,I think it is a hell of a job  :shock:
But when it finally works than a long lost dream has come true for you!
Keep up the good work  :wink:

Willy


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 31, 2007, 10:08:01 PM
Quote from: "SPACE HARRIER"
WOW, I hope that you know how to put it all back together,I think it is a hell of a job  :shock:
But when it finally works than a long lost dream has come true for you!
Keep up the good work  :wink:

Willy


Yepps Willy, it will be a crazy thing  :o

New pictures and end of the 'Day 1' story in the first page of this post  :roll:  :wink:


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: amadama on June 02, 2007, 07:34:05 PM
Hey,
Your Galaxian3 story is on the BYOAC homepage!


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on June 03, 2007, 01:12:49 AM
Bruno. You are nuts. Completely c razy, out of your mind.



I love you ! :D :D :D ;) ;)


When can I come over for a  play on Galaxian 3... ? :D ;)


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Havok on June 08, 2007, 02:22:53 AM
Come on, where are the updates!

:mrgreen:

Awesome find, by the way. If you don't mind me asking, how much did you have to pay for this wonderful piece of history, or did you get the steal of the century?


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on June 23, 2007, 12:24:14 AM
Hi Havok and welcome here  :)

Update in page 1... day II  :P

Sorry for the delay regarding the update by the way  :oops:

Enjoy... and Stay TunEd of course  :wink:


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on July 01, 2007, 08:44:50 AM
New update on the story... have a look at page 1... 20 more pictures  8)


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on July 15, 2007, 07:33:37 AM
This is it... the roadtrip story is now done  8)  Have a look at page 1 for the update   8)

...but stay tuned... the funniest part is coming soon  :P  :P   :roll:  :wink:


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: arcadefever on July 15, 2007, 10:28:56 PM
:lol:


(http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/3750/untitledro1.png)


 :wink:


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on July 16, 2007, 07:31:44 PM
Quote from: "arcadefever"
:lol:


(http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/3750/untitledro1.png)


 :wink:


Great picture Fred  :o  :o  :o

I'm sure you're right  :P  ...and also 'Why my soon is so mad ?!'

Thanks for the nice picture... I'll show it to my mom', I bet she'll appove  :P  :P  :P


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on July 25, 2007, 08:13:41 PM
update on page 1  :)


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on July 28, 2007, 09:02:58 AM
Have a look at this very old french video documentary (1993 but I'm not sure), if you are just curious to see what is a Galaxian 3 Theater 'in action' !

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/news/galaxupandrunning.jpg)

Download the video (253MB), and forward to 5 min40 sec  !

Here's the link : http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/televisator07.avi

* thanks to Harpinos for the video link *

Arrggg... I can''t wait to play the game on my 'cab'  :P  :P  :P


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: atarikid on September 16, 2007, 06:44:15 PM
Ok, first of all : I love reading your adventures in finding (and getting) all those fantastic cabs! Thumbs up!!!!!

If I'm not mistaking you've got the Galaxian3 Theatre from a Arcade hall in Blankenberge (Belgium coast)

Well, I had the pleasure playing on that same Galaxian3 theatre years back. Hell, I even vomited in that Theatre some years a go after a wild beach party. No kidding. :-) Hope you didn't find any rests of it. rotfl

I'm also a great fan of arcades from day one. My first arcade experience was Asteroids. :) And at the age of 37 I still play games on my Mame cabinet, PS3 and X360. Can't stop for some strange reason. :-)

BTW I too made a contribution for keeping those games a life in the form of coding EasyMame. Not a very 'big' contribution but at least I did something for the scene.
http://www.mameworld.net/easymame/

Keep posting those fantastic reports!!!


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on September 18, 2007, 10:33:31 PM
Hi Atarikid and thanks for your nice words  :o

Quote from: "atarikid"

...I even vomited in that Theatre some years a go after a wild beach party. No kidding. :-) Hope you didn't find any rests of it....


During this 'Galaxian3Theater two days roadtrip', I've founded a lot of non-identifed stuff inside the theater  8)  Maybe it was ... noooooooooo it can't be that :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Thanks for the anectode... still fun to hear stories about that game  :o  Because that game was on that same location many years, I'm sure there should be a TON of stories like that  :o

Thanks for interest ... and stay tuned... that story is not over  :roll:  :wink:


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: vib_ribbon on September 24, 2007, 04:45:25 PM
what next?? someone had sex over the control panel...??

there, i said it!!

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on October 08, 2007, 06:14:56 PM
OK, still G3 parts everywhere  :|  My objective is to bring back as much as possible the parts in my home  8)

Inside Sam's garage  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/stillstu1.jpg)

A very big item (where the two projectors are...) :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/stillstu2.jpg)

it take  almost all the space in the car, but i can load few more elements from the "theater's roof'  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/stillstu3.jpg)

This big part will go inside my father's house... for the moment...

Another trip from Sam's garage to my place for other parts :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/stillstu4.jpg)

...inisde the house now :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/stillstu5.jpg)

Ok, remember... the Theater includes six seats... here's the first one... still inside our living room... it's time to dissasemble it :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/stillstu6.jpg)

...very strong... and very heavy too  :twisted:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/stillstu7.jpg)

...I'm rich... very old coins inside  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/stillstu8.jpg)

It's seems easy now...  removing the 'flight yoke' panel ...it wasn't the case during the roadtrip  :?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/stillstu9.jpg)

...now inside the seat, four screws...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/stillstu10.jpg)

Good, now the 'seat #1' assembly includes 3 parts :

- the base  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/stillstu11.jpg)

- the seat itself
- the 'flight yoke' panel

It's now more easy to  put away like that  :wink:

To COnTiNuE oF couRse 8)


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on October 23, 2007, 08:14:29 PM
Found something great about the most incredible arcade 'cabinet' Galaxian3 Theater... directly on the official NAMCO BANDAI website !

History of the game, the conception... and probably a lot of very interesting informations/stories about the game but also the conceptors of the game !!!


(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/G3Namco.jpg)


I say 'probably' because all that stuff is in Japanese and I do understand nothing :-(

I'll do my best to translate all of that in english, but there are maybe  some peoples around here who would like to help me on this ? ;-)

Anyway, check out the webpage right here (http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/gallery/ayumi/archive/gala3/index.html)

PS : Namco Rulez... but why in Japanese only ?


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: jomm on October 24, 2007, 10:12:00 AM
Quote from: "DarthNuno"
I say 'probably' because all that stuff is in Japanese and I do understand nothing :-(

PS : Namco Rulez... but why in Japanese only ?


I don't think you're the only one here, Darth, who didn't understand a word on that site but it sure looks interesting !!

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


Title: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on November 10, 2007, 12:09:39 PM
OK, back on the story  :roll:  :wink:

More stuff to bring back in my house  8)   :arrow:

Today, it's one seat ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/bringb1.jpg)

... the two video projectors ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/bringb2.jpg)

...the ULTRA HEAVY stepdown converter ... a small black cube ... but so HHEEAAVVYYY  :shock:   :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/bringb3.jpg)

...and finally one  coin door/box :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/bringb4.jpg)

Ouchh... still a lot of stuff here... I'll take care about all of this l8ter  :roll:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/bringb5.jpg)

Hey... did I already told you that these 2 video projectors are huge & heavy ?

I know I souldn't do it alone, but I bring them on the first floor in my house... alone  :oops:  :roll:  ...tired now...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/bringb6.jpg)

OK, but where to put the big & heavy base of the seats ???

... hey what's this ???

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/bringb7.jpg)

...what a pain isn't it ???   :o  

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/bringb8.jpg)

In fact, I've a secret place at the end of my garden ... no, it's not a new game room... just a shed :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/bringb9.jpg)

Stay tuNEd  8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on December 01, 2007, 02:42:50 PM
Go back to the Sam's place...

As promised to him, I'll remove a seat from his garage  ;)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/gsa1.jpg)

...a drop of water into an ocean... because they're still a lot of G3 stuff inside of his garage  ::) :P

OK, I dismantle it  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/gsa2.jpg)

...and load it into my car, with other G3 items :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/gsa3.jpg)

Some items have to go at the first floor in my house. Hopefully my wife is helping me  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/gsa4.jpg)

The base of the seat will go into the shed in the garden  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/gsa5.jpg)

3 on 6... check it out :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/gsa6.jpg)

...to continue...


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: vib_ribbon on December 05, 2007, 10:46:28 PM
do you have any sort of end-game plan for this?? i doubt the lair extension will be big enough to house the theatre?? so when you take all the parts back from your friend and you put them everywhere in your house, then what next?!?!?  ??? am i saying the things you dont want to hear??  :'(


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: jomm on December 06, 2007, 04:50:54 PM
do you have any sort of end-game plan for this?? i doubt the lair extension will be big enough to house the theatre?? so when you take all the parts back from your friend and you put them everywhere in your house, then what next?!?!?  ??? am i saying the things you dont want to hear??  :'(

I guess that will be for extention part 3 or 4, ain't it Darth  ;D  ;D  ;D .


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on December 06, 2007, 08:26:58 PM
I guess that will be for extention part 3 or 4, ain't it Darth  ;D  ;D  ;D .

 :lol: Jomm is right... The Galaxian Theater will have a special *dedicated* room... in the Nuno's Lair V3 (also called 'Revolution')   :P Fortunately, my garden is huge  ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on December 16, 2007, 08:52:21 PM
...and still more items to bring back from Freddy's house to my house   :P :

One more seat and the three huge metal plates (the ones in the entrance of the game) :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/newse1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/newse2.jpg)

For these plates, I've to use a trailer...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/newse3.jpg)

... @ home now  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/newse4.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: vib_ribbon on December 19, 2007, 11:16:05 PM
i hope you wont look at the plans you made on how to put the thing back together on a later date and...  ???


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on December 25, 2007, 01:57:04 PM
i hope you wont look at the plans you made on how to put the thing back together on a later date and...  ???

My wife took a lot of pictures, and she also filmed some parts of the dismantling... of course, I hope Burt (my team member) will remember all the details  ::) :P


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on December 25, 2007, 02:00:37 PM
Today... focus on this strange part :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/stepd1.jpg)

It's the voltage stepdown converter dedicated to the Galaxian Theater  :o

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/stepd2.jpg)

Have a look a the specs  :shock:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/stepd3.jpg)

Up to 20A of power  :shock:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/stepd4.jpg)

Impressive  :P


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on March 16, 2008, 08:35:51 PM
Opss.. no update on this ?  ::)

Still in the process to bring back all the parts inside my house/garden... and now in the attic  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/attic1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/attic2.jpg)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: amadama on March 17, 2008, 01:58:09 AM
Amazing as always. How do you find time to do all this?
Alex


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 16, 2008, 09:55:44 PM
Amazing as always. How do you find time to do all this?
Alex


I don't know... I guess it'll change when I'll have kids  :roll: :P

OK... the story is far to be finished of course  ::) 8)

Each time I go to my mother's & Freddy's place, I'm bringing some G3 stuff.

Today, one more seat...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/onemore1.jpg)

Have a look at the *original* 'Attack of the Zolgear' sticker on the coin door :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/onemore2.jpg)

Coins of 50 BEF... maybe one of them was mine a long time ago  ::)?  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/onemore3.jpg)

Ok, let's bring all of that @ home :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/onemore4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/onemore5.jpg)



Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Sonic 1992 on April 18, 2008, 05:45:41 PM
Hey Bruno!!  Looking great..   ;D

I have a question for you, I don't think it was asked before...  ???

This is such a huge game!! 

1. How much did it cost you  (if too personal, I apologize, skip this question)....

2 How were you able to talk them out of this game?    (I've been able to talk store managers out of posters and displays but THIS is no comparison!!!)      Maybe because it's old & you got a good deal to take it away?

Just Curious...  It's an incredible game, heck not a game but an experience!!!   (I've never seen/played it, but just the way it looks I know it's awesome!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 18, 2008, 06:04:32 PM
For the first question... I use my 'joker'  ;D  ;)

I was very lucky : during the 'negotiation' the operator had the idea to transform his Arcade, and of course, that 'old' Theater is so huge and uses so many space on the floor  ::)... I were at the good place, at the right time I would say  ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: jujusl [FR] on April 26, 2008, 11:09:12 PM
I don't know... I guess it'll change when I'll have kids  :roll: :P

Sure, they change life, wether you want it or not !  :D

This story is  really A M A Z I N G and nonsense ! ;D

Nuno, I think you're mad ! And that's what makes your stories so fabulous  8)

Have you already planned when you will build your game room V3 ?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 29, 2008, 08:25:33 AM
LOL... I know this story is crazy... and I'm probably mad... but ... I've to complete this  ;) Thanks for your interest  :-*

I hope to start the V3 project in one year  :P


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 06, 2008, 08:08:52 PM
...and still more G3 stuff...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/toattic1.jpg)

...to put in my attic, via this small entrance  :oops: ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/toattic2.jpg)

...more ... more ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/toattic3.jpg)

...why I don't have a very big attic  ???

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/toattic4.jpg)

 :P


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 15, 2008, 08:20:21 PM
...more ... and ... more ... and more parts ... I don't count how many time I'm driving from my house to my mom' house in order to bring back as many parts as possible   :ghost: :ghost: :ghost:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/morestuff1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/morestuff2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/morestuff3.jpg)

 :P


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Sonic 1992 on May 15, 2008, 09:12:13 PM
I know I might have mentioned this before....   :shock:   I hope you made a very well drawn out re-assembly instruction sheet with pictures!   The longer it takes to put back together, the more you might forget!!   "I don't remember this part, where does it go?"  ???

Gonna take a vacation to put this one together??   Gonna need a lot of concentration for this game!!  ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Ghost Soldier on May 16, 2008, 03:37:13 PM
I'm anxious for ver 3 of the gameroom to be built.  I can't wait to see the galaxian put back together.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 18, 2008, 08:40:18 AM
I know I might have mentioned this before....   :shock:   I hope you made a very well drawn out re-assembly instruction sheet with pictures!   The longer it takes to put back together, the more you might forget!!   "I don't remember this part, where does it go?"  ???

Gonna take a vacation to put this one together??   Gonna need a lot of concentration for this game!!  ;)

Yeps Barry... I've a lot of pictures and I've done some video during these two days... I hope It'll help me when I'll re-assemble the game.
I'll need Burt of course, because he was there and I know he has a good memory  :)

I'm anxious for ver 3 of the gameroom to be built.  I can't wait to see the galaxian put back together.

Yes... my first idea was to built v2 + v3... but it was too difficult (in term of money, architect, timing...) ... but be sure to see one day the

Galaxian(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif) in the Nuno's Lair v(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif)  ;) :-*


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 18, 2008, 08:52:46 PM
Ok, today... let's bring some serious stuff at home  :)

Burt has only one part of my G(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif) ...but what a part : one of the three PCBs box (rack?)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/box1.jpg)

Let's load it my car :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/box2.jpg)

Holy Jesus...it's heavy  :o

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/box3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/box4.jpg)

Hopefully, Burt is a strong man  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/box5.jpg)

This stuff will go at the first floor of my ..."house"  ::) :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/box6.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: jomm on May 19, 2008, 06:23:49 PM
Hey bruno did you ever think about the fact that all the things you take upstairs have to come down someday??? Or are planning to put the gameroom V3 on top of your house, let's say expanding the attic... lol.  ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 19, 2008, 08:55:06 PM
Hey bruno did you ever think about the fact that all the things you take upstairs have to come down someday??? Or are planning to put the gameroom V3 on top of your house, let's say expanding the attic... lol.  ;)

Yes Jomm, I know  :oops: Each time I'm putting some parts in the Attic, I know I'm adding more work for l8ter, but I really need to have all the G(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif) parts at the same location : my house  :P ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: jomm on May 20, 2008, 06:32:52 PM
I know it m8, just teasing you... lol  ;D.
I'm really looking forward to see that big game up and ready to play (I've seen it at Blankenberge so I know it's huge).


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 23, 2008, 06:53:08 PM
 ;D

Well, some items won't go into the attic... that first pcb box (or stack ?) by example  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/finhouse1.jpg)

...and other HUGE pieces too  :o  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/finhouse2.jpg)

This is my 'workshop' room, where I've done most of the last renovations (Pac Man, Space Ace, Donkey Kong, Galaga by exemple)...

If I can't play Galaxian(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif) for the moment, at least I can see everyday some parts of it  :P It helps me to keep the motivation for this 'Lifetime' project  ::) 8) ;) ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 30, 2008, 11:26:58 PM
It's time to get back to my home all the G(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif) parts left in the Sam's garage  ;D

I'm with Burt and we arrive behind the Sam's door... Knock knock  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/nomore1.jpg)

"Calm Down Sam"  :D He are here to clean your garage  ;)

Here's what we have to remove :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/nomore2.jpg)

My car is big enough for only 1 item..

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/nomore3.jpg)

...let's say that box of boards (#2) ... now loaded  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/nomore4.jpg)

...20 minutes later... arriving at my home ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/nomore5.jpg)

...and like the other GT-6 parts... the 'stairs' level  :'( :-\ :evil:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/nomore6.jpg)

Arriving on the 1st floor, inside my 'workshop'  :P :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/nomore7.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on June 01, 2008, 10:10:51 AM
...and 20 minutes later...back to Sam's garage in order to pick up the last box  :spaceace:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/lastbox1.jpg)

Opss.. I still have a Pole Position to restore on his garage by the way  :oops: :roll:

...and 20 minutes later... the last box enters my house  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/lastbox2.jpg)

The two laser disc players are already removed since the first day I got the Theater... still left the two sound amplifiers inside :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/lastbox3.jpg)

Of course, before the 'stairs' stage, we'll remove everything. But before that, few pictures BEFORE removing the wires  ::) ;)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/lastbox4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/lastbox5.jpg)

Ok, it'll be more easy to lift like that  :spaceace: :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/lastbox6.jpg)

Burt in action  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/lastbox7.jpg)

On the 1st floor...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/lastbox8.jpg)

...and this is it : The THREE boxes of G(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif) electronic are together  :P :-* :-* :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/lastbox9.jpg)

Now, let's plug everything...








...









...










...





Mhhhh maybe not  ::) :P ;D  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on June 12, 2008, 06:47:41 PM
...another day... another trip... this time, I'll completely clean the Sam's garage  :P

Here's the last G³ parts there :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/gungate1.jpg)

Let's remove the excrescences before the loading :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/gungate2.jpg)

Gunner's Gate 1 loaded...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/gungate3.jpg)

Gunner's Gate 2 too... Sam is happy  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/gungate6.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/gungate4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/gungate5.jpg)

Ready for departure...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/gungate7.jpg)

There parts are too big. I won't stock them at my place for the moment... so direction Freddy's & Mom's house  :P ::) ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/gungate8.jpg)

Original 'Attack Of The Zolgear' sticker... but what is the number 50 ???

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/gungate9.jpg)

Behind the blue grille...a speaker... Bose  :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/gungate10.jpg)

I'll left most of the biggest G³ parts until the extend to the Nuno v(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif) GameRoom  8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on August 18, 2008, 08:25:01 PM
...got a phonecall from Sam : "Hey Bruno...you forgot to take an important part...  :roll:"

???

What it can be ? Let's go to his garage...

Opsss... he's right... a major G³ part : the main Bass loudspeaker  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/bose1.jpg)

Let's take it to home.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/bose2.jpg)

WHat a monster :o  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/bose3.jpg)

Arg... I can't wait to hear it workiiiinnggg  :-* :lol: :lol: :lol:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/bose4.jpg)

 :-*


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: subzero1970 on August 19, 2008, 11:51:36 AM
i'd hate to ask how much that G3 cost ya....but what the hell!!!

Hey bruno, how much did that G3 cost ya!!!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on November 01, 2008, 02:17:53 PM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/G3roadtripvideo.jpg)

   I've just found some video footage done during the first day of that crazy adventure. I know it's not the best film ever done with a cam' (very dark & blurry  :oops:), but I just want to share it with all the Galaxian³  fans here.

Check this out  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/zolgearvideo.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRM-IbuOYhg)

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: polaris on January 30, 2009, 06:50:05 PM
i love daft punk, they are awesome.
when do we see plans for V3 then Bruno, i cant wait to see the video of this being rebuilt, i wonder if Burt will come to help you build it too :D


EDIT forgot  :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 30, 2009, 07:00:11 PM
i wonder if Burt will come to help you build it too :D

LOL... each time I see him, I talk to him about this  ;D He promised to me that he will help to put all the parts together ... It's just a big 3D puzzle in fact  :D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on February 09, 2009, 10:02:25 AM
Man-o-man, I have SO much respect for you and your helpers ! I'm already getting tired of just_looking_ at the pictures ;)

Bruno, doesn't your house have wooden floors ? Will it be able to support all that weight you put up there ?

Keep up the good work !!




Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on April 09, 2009, 07:39:30 PM
With my eyes like this  :o  :o  :o,  what a project man !

you really are crazy , but hey, this is the coolest story that i have read.

taking "home" a galaxian theater!, great respect!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Orrimarrko on April 09, 2009, 09:51:28 PM
Hey Bruno,

As always, I love reading your road trip stories - mostly because they're damn funny.

You have some great friends, and a most understanding wife - mine would not be this cool.  ;D

I've especially loved the two game room videos and progress stories, as well as your restorations.

I have just one question about the C3 theatre though - where are you going to put it eventually?

It is absolutely huge!!

Anyway, thanks for sharing, the stories and pics are just great!

Steve


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 11, 2009, 09:29:56 PM
I have just one question about the C3 theatre though - where are you going to put it eventually?

Hi Steve,

I'll start the construction of new game room (more an extension in fact), behind the existing one, and the name will be of course : Nuno V(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif)  ;)

So Stay Tuned   ;) (...but I can take some time  :roll: ...)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Orrimarrko on April 11, 2009, 10:01:26 PM
I have just one question about the C3 theatre though - where are you going to put it eventually?

Hi Steve,

I'll start the construction of new game room (more an extension in fact), behind the existing one, and the name will be of course : Nuno V(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif)  ;)

So Stay Tuned   ;) (...but I can take some time  :roll: ...)

Nice... can't wait to see.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 23, 2009, 10:05:30 PM
This is the 2nd anniversary of this *amazing* road trip today :P

Very good memories to me, my wife & Burt  ;)

Most of the parts are in my attic and and in an other room in my house  :oops:
The others parts (the biggest parts) are located in my mother's house.

I'm still looking for an architect in order to create the room that'll become the V(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif) & I hope to make some progress on that this summer...


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 27, 2010, 08:33:28 AM
...and one year later, this is the third anniversary of this story  ::)

I hope this year WILL be the one for the rest of the story.

I've fate because 3 is my number! :

Galaxian(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif), Nuno V(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif), (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif) years later...  ::) ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on April 27, 2010, 08:46:35 AM
Can't wait to see that happen !  8)

Goodluck Bruno


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on March 27, 2011, 09:06:30 AM
Back on this  ::)

Well, I already know there is a problem with a least one LD players.
The model originally used in the Theater is the Pioneer LD-V800.
Two years ago I got a *spare* one, not tested... but it's not enough for me  :ghost:
Impossible to find more LD-V800 players on the net for sale... but sometime I see LD-V8000 players available.
Almost no information about the difference between the LD-V800 & LD-V8000 except this website : http://www.laserdiscarchive.co.uk/laserdisc_archive/pioneer/pioneer_ldv-8000/pioneer_ld-v8000.htm

Pioneer LD-V8000 aka LD-V800 ?

Damn! Do they are identical ?

When no one can help you, the only solution is ...experiment by yourself 8)

On ebay US :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/PioneerLDV8000_1.jpg)
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/PioneerLDV8000_2.jpg)

US 39.99$ each? Bargain!

There is a little problem... the LD players are located in Canada. Let's ask the seller if he can ship to Belgium  ::)  :arrow:


Hi Bruno,
Thanks for your interest in my listing. Unfortunately, shipping to Belgium would cost $327. Because of the very high rates for overseas, I do not offer these outside of Canada and the USA.
Best regards,
Michel


Mhhh!  :-\ ... OK, I'm forced to ask to Barry 'Sonic 1992' if he can help me on this  ::)
In no time, he replies me with a big YES  :-* :-* :-*

Green light so, let buy it now TWO players (one of the three available was already sold).
That first step costs me $225.98 (BIN + shipping to US)

Few weeks later, Barry got the LD players. Now the shipping cost from US to Belgium will be $148.95 ... per player  :ghost:
OK, I'm asking Barry to just send me one LD player this month, in order to not exceed my 'ArcadeLifeStlyle' monthly budget  :P

And here's what I got this friday  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/PioneerLDV8000_3.jpg)

See the personal picture added by Barry on the box ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/PioneerLDV8000_4.jpg)

By the way, did you see the word 'DOUANE' written on the adhesive tape  ::) ... it means 'customs'  :evil: :evil: :evil:

Fortunately, I *only* have to pay an additional 10€ fee when arrival  :P

Ok, let's check the monster  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/PioneerLDV8000_5.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/PioneerLDV8000_6.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/PioneerLDV8000_7.jpg)

Now, let compare this one with the original one I got with the Theater.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/PioneerLDV8000_8.jpg)

Down :Pioneer LD-V8000 player
Top    :Pioneer LD-V800 player

Except the name of the model, the front is exactly the same :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/PioneerLDV8000_9.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/PioneerLDV8000_10.jpg)

Now the back  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/PioneerLDV8000_11.jpg)

Same connectors here, but a difference in the power consumption / voltage

Down :Pioneer LD-V8000 player - 120V, 100W
Top    :Pioneer LD-V800 player - 100V, 43W ?

Well, I didn't know a 100V voltage was possible somewhere? What If I plug this into a 110V socket? Nothing special I presume because I already do it in order to extract the LD (remember, that model is the one original one located in the Galaxian Theater when I got it). But how to explain that difference of consumption?

Anyway, let's continue to compare them...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/PioneerLDV8000_12.jpg)

Great! All the connections/signals I need are the same... the only difference here is the format of the connector for the 'Video Out' : Cinch / BNC  8)
So all I need will be this  :arrow:


(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRAwNF0h-waI_qHRRlj7BPip3O0xDGz724edTJ_wnJOiF9_prFD)

Now, the last question... does this player is still working, has it survived the trip? ... remember  :shock:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/PioneerLDV8000_0.jpg)

I don't have my Galaxian 'Dragoon' or 'Zolgear' LD close to me, so let's try an other NTSC LD, for example 'Space Ace'  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/PioneerLDV8000_13.jpg)

Looks fine so far  :-*

Ok, let's hope the second laser disc player will be also working.... stay tuned  8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Superully on March 27, 2011, 09:24:55 AM
cool - and very arcade-lifestylish! that's some serious bucks though for a LD player, but who cares: that galaxian theater must be up and running.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 27, 2011, 10:52:28 AM
And another example of how the members here are helping eachother out

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: for Sonic !

good to have a spare bruno, you'll never know when one dies.

The price is good, only the shipping is the killer  :evil:

but thats cheaper than going to canada yourself and do a pickup...
would be a hell of a roadtrip though  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Belike on March 27, 2011, 11:00:49 AM
Can't wait to see these players on duty. ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: italiandoh on March 27, 2011, 12:29:13 PM
The LD-V800 is more than likely the japanese model of the LD-V8000 (US model). Same thing happens for many other Pioneer laserdisc players:

Pioneer LD-7000 (japan) = Pioneer LD-700 (US)
Pioneer LD-V1001 (japan) = Pioneer LD-V1000 (US)

Usually the players are functionally equivalent, since both countries use the NTSC video standard. However there's a difference in the power input stage of the devices. Japanese mains voltage is 100 V 60 Hz, while US is 120 V 60 Hz. This means you can't power a japanese player with US voltage as there will be a damage in the short/long term to the power supply of the player. Viceversa supplying a US player with 100 V normally is not enough. It *may* work but with problems, depending on the power input stage tolerance. I've seen myself older players such as Pioneer PR-8210 not working at 100 V. Your G3 is probably has a power supply of 100 V for the laserdisc players.
Bye,

Matteo


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Q*ris on March 27, 2011, 12:49:25 PM
Great to see that one more piece of this giant puzzle is in place!  :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Sonic 1992 on March 28, 2011, 08:44:46 AM
Glad to see that it survived!!   ;D

2nd one is waiting your command!  ;)

Happy Joy!  :pac:  :ghost:  :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 25, 2011, 09:46:08 AM
Usually the players are functionally equivalent, since both countries use the NTSC video standard. However there's a difference in the power input stage of the devices. Japanese mains voltage is 100 V 60 Hz, while US is 120 V 60 Hz. This means you can't power a japanese player with US voltage as there will be a damage in the short/long term to the power supply of the player. Viceversa supplying a US player with 100 V normally is not enough. It *may* work but with problems, depending on the power input stage tolerance. I've seen myself older players such as Pioneer PR-8210 not working at 100 V. Your G3 is probably has a power supply of 100 V for the laserdisc players.

Matteo

Thanks for these informations Matteo, I'll pay attention to that. For me, no matter 100V, 110V or 120 V... I always used the common '220V to 110V' stepdown converters  :oops:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 25, 2011, 09:47:54 AM
Hey... it's the 4rd birthday of this 'Theater' story  ;) I'm confident... 2011 should be the year where the 'Theater' will enter the V3  8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 14, 2012, 04:16:48 PM
Hey... it's the 4rd birthday of this 'Theater' story  ;) I'm confident... 2011 should be the year where the 'Theater' will enter the V3  8)

Damn! We are already in 2012... OK, got some delay in the new game room construction, but the work will start this year  :)

OK, finally got few days ago the second LD player won one year ago... here's the package, sent by Barry 'Sonic 1992' :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/LD_V8000_1.jpg)

Ouch! Heavy stuff! Quite expensive shipping  :-\  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/LD_V8000_2.jpg)

Same question than the first LD player... has it survived the trip? Remember  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/PioneerLDV8000_0.jpg)

Of course, such package/stuff was stuck in the customs... fortunately just 10€ as administrative fee  :-X

OK, let's open the box ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/LD_V8000_3.jpg)

...and time to test it. It is supposed to be working... let's try "The Attack Of the Zolgear" mission LD  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/LD_V8000_6.jpg)

Yes!!! Working  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/LD_V8000_4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/LD_V8000_5.jpg)

By accident, I push on the 'DISPLAY' button, and it displays the frame number. I presume it's the important value used by mame for LD games emulation? Or does it Daphne who handle that value?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/LD_V8000_7.jpg)

A last checkup of the 'beast', before to store it...till the famous 'D' day, when I'll start to rebuild the 'Theater'  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/LD_V8000_8.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/LD_V8000_9.jpg)

...So far so good!  ;)

Once again, thank to Barry for helping me on this 'Saga'  :-*


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Muerto on January 14, 2012, 05:04:14 PM
Great to see that it worked! - how many LD-Players do you have now Bruno?

-EDIT-
Just saw the entire roadtrip again, what a monster! Dreams due come true!!!  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:
Now go finish V3 and put up G3 and throw a P-A-R-T-Y! :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 14, 2012, 07:00:22 PM
Great to see that it worked! - how many LD-Players do you have now Bruno?

-EDIT-
Just saw the entire roadtrip again, what a monster! Dreams due come true!!!  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:
Now go finish V3 and put up G3 and throw a P-A-R-T-Y! :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

I guess I have 5 LD players but I would say only 3 working... but I have so many stuff hidden since many years everywhere that the numbers of LD Players (for the Theater) could be more... I dunno  :roll:

Damn! If I hadn't such delay on the game room V3 (thanks to the roof company  :evil:), I would be almost there with that theater ... anyway, it's coming soon now, so stay tuned  ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 04, 2012, 09:16:33 PM
Hey, this month is the the fifth anniversary of this story!

Let's celebrate it with ... a new *dedicated* url  ::)  :arrow:

WWW.GALAXIAN3.NET (http://www.galaxian3.net)

Stay Tuned...  8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: emmanu888 on July 08, 2012, 02:35:58 AM
im really excited for this since you will soon reassemble this huge MONSTER of a game good luck reassembling the game you will need it


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on July 26, 2012, 02:02:01 PM
I cannot find the website that your Galaxian3 theatre construction is on

Edit: I have found out why there is no Galaxian 3 construction site, the room isn't finished


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on July 29, 2012, 08:10:03 AM
I cannot find the website that your Galaxian3 theatre construction is on

Edit: I have found out why there is no Galaxian 3 construction site, the room isn't finished

I'll start to work on the dedicated Galaxian³ web page when the V³ game room will be done.

Welcome to you, Galaxian Theater fan apparently!   :)

Stay tuned...  ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on November 05, 2012, 11:19:51 AM
I cannot find the website that your Galaxian3 theatre construction is on

Edit: I have found out why there is no Galaxian 3 construction site, the room isn't finished

I'll start to work on the dedicated Galaxian³ web page when the V³ game room will be done.

Welcome to you, Galaxian Theater fan apparently!   :)

Stay tuned...  ;)

I not a fan of the G3 as such. I'm more of a fan of your work. ne peut pas attendre.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: anunaki on November 05, 2012, 12:24:05 PM
I think it's great you're doing this :!:



Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on November 06, 2012, 08:53:42 AM
Thanks guys! Be ready to follow this topic again, verrrrrryyyy verrrrrrrrryyyy soon!  ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on November 16, 2012, 06:35:36 PM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/gt6.png)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: AsPiC on November 16, 2012, 06:55:07 PM
 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

Teasing is bad :evil:

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: gyruss on November 16, 2012, 07:40:56 PM
What are you going to do about the non existing roof of the theater? The same thing our Japanese friends did?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Belike on November 16, 2012, 10:39:38 PM
OMG! :o


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: AsPiC on November 16, 2012, 11:27:14 PM
Wait a minute !?

(http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics_gamoovernet690px/20121116232607-AsPiC-gt6.png) (http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics/20121116232607-AsPiC-gt6.png)

24 november 2012 ? Next weekend ? :shock:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Muerto on November 17, 2012, 07:58:01 AM
Wait a minute !?

(http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics_gamoovernet690px/20121116232607-AsPiC-gt6.png) (http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics/20121116232607-AsPiC-gt6.png)

24 november 2012 ? Next weekend ? :shock:

 :!: Nice spotted!!!!!!  :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 17, 2012, 08:01:31 AM
i cant see sh#t guys  ???



Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Luigi on November 17, 2012, 11:29:53 AM
i cant see sh#t guys  ???

It's almost invisible, Etienne ;)


edit: Remove the spoiler if you don't want it, Bruno!!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 17, 2012, 11:44:21 AM
Ah, i needed to change my viewing angle on the laptop, its indeed almost invisible  :D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on November 18, 2012, 08:36:26 AM
So yes, the 'G' day is set the 24th of November  8)

Main objective : bring back all the Galaxian Theater parts in the same location.

Yeah, I know the date is very close, but the decision has been made only few days ago... weather going bad, temperature goes down, sunset very early... so it must be done quick! But If you want to join the UGSF team that day, drop me a pm.

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on November 25, 2012, 06:21:59 AM
What an amazing day, guys! It was -as expected- crazy, epic, and as huge as a Galaxian Theater!  ;D
Got hundreds thousands pictures of the entire day, pure ArcadeLifeStyle! Just need now some free time to publish a full report of the 'event'  ;)

Just this picture for now, the European UGSF team  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/galaxian_theater_ugsf_team.jpg)

Thanks guys, we made it! You totally rock!!!!  :-*

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: ataritoobin on November 25, 2012, 06:40:27 AM
 :spaceace:!

Can't wait to see the result!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: funkycochise on November 25, 2012, 09:11:47 AM
I have just read again the road trip, at the time where Burt and Bruno went to pick it up.
it seems that many pieces weren't there when we put all the element together inside the v3 lair.
Ground ? Roof ? wires ?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on November 25, 2012, 07:41:07 PM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/galaxian_theater_episode_4.jpg)

So here we are, 5 years later, with a new trilogy!  8)

EPISODE 4 - Before The Gate

OK guys, the big 'reunion' day was set to the 24/11/12, but I started a part of the job last week.
Why? Just because some parts required to move other 'non arcade related' parts before to be moved themselves, and I didn't want to waste too much time with such 'additional work' when the helpers/volunteers will be here. Of course, it concerns only parts I have here in my home (Remember, I've parts at three different locations : my house, my mom's house, and my dad's house). But when I say 'inside my house', I should precise 'everywhere in my house/land'!  :P To be precise, parts are located :

- in my attic
- in my office
- inside the shed in my garden
- inside the small 'garden room', under my game room V2  8)

So yeah, today the job is to move out as much as possible stuff from the attic/office.
I'll be helped by Sam, already in original trilogy casting... remember in 2007, he was the keeper of some huge parts inside his garage  ::) ;D ...  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/chad6.jpg)

(by the way, my Pole Position is still inside his garage today ...oppps  :roll: :oops:)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/chad10.jpg)

(he wasn't happy when I came back that night with all that stuff to put inside his garage...)


So you can understand we won't be able to move 'big parts', because we'll be only two of us today!

Enough blabla... Saturday, the 17th of November 2012

Let's see what we can get out from the attic...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_1.jpg)

Well, a lot of things to move before having access the the Galaxian3 parts...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_2.jpg)

...and in the other part of the attic, I don't even have space enough to take an overall picture! Damn it!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_3.jpg)

Now see all the stuff behind me in my office!!!   :shock:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_4.jpg)

Of course, we won't move these three 'racks/boxes' today, remember we are only two guys today (although we were only two guys 5 years ago, to move up these three racks inside the office...)! So the idea is to remove all the fragile parts (LD players & Audio sound amps) from this rack :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_5.jpg)

Ok, historical moment... the first GT6 part to officially enter the V(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif)  :D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_7.jpg)

We are randomly moving out parts from the office/attic... no real stress today ... it's just a preview of the job we will do next week, with an entire 'UGSF Team'  ;D

Here we have a box that includes wires if I remember well...yes, it's wires... written on the box ('cables' in French)...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_6.jpg)

The huge BOSE speaker bass box ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_8.jpg)

Big, but not heavy part to move out from the attic to the 1st floor...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_9.jpg)

...and from the 1st floor to the ground floor...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_10.jpg)

Parts of the roof  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_11.jpg)

It's time for a break... powered by Dr Pepper of course  ;)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_12.jpg)

More stuff 'in transit' ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_13.jpg)

Some parts are really too dusty, and need  to be cleaned before entering the *brand new* V(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif) game room.  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_15.jpg)

Here... remember that picture in 2007  ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/endofd20.jpg)

Here's the same part, 5 years l8ter  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_14.jpg)

Ok, let's continue to bring parts inside the V(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif) :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_16.jpg)

As you can see, the new carpet is 'protected'.

stay tuned...


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on November 25, 2012, 07:41:23 PM
Sam, did I already asked you to wipe your feet each time you're entering the V3?  ::) :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_17.jpg)

The Famous Galaxian³ marquee now inside the V³! Magical moment for me!  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_18.jpg)

The two original SONY projectors to be cleaned, before entering the Lair (the first projector already in the V3 is the *spare* one) :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_19.jpg)

And here they are, after a preliminary cleanup...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_20.jpg)

Back on the attic... a lot of stuff (mostly TV) to move away before accessing the Galaxian parts  :roll: ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_21.jpg)

...it looks better now...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_22.jpg)

...parts 'in transit'...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_23.jpg)

I'm not sure what Sam is thinking at this point ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_24.jpg)

OK, this piece is easier to move out, Sam!  :D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_26.jpg)

...filling slowly the new lair...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_25.jpg)

OK, except the small parts, we will stop to move out big parts from the Attic for now...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_27.jpg)

Here's the last big item for today :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_30.jpg)

No more day light? not a problem!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_28.jpg)

Let's see what's inside the lair for now...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_29.jpg)

Not to bad, for a short 'after noon' of work...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_31.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/pre-reunion/galaxian_theater_ugsf_initiate_32.jpg)

But this is 'nothing' comparing to the next week end to come... stay tuned!  8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on November 25, 2012, 07:52:40 PM
I have just read again the road trip, at the time where Burt and Bruno went to pick it up.
it seems that many pieces weren't there when we put all the element together inside the v3 lair.
Ground ? Roof ? wires ?

Ground : still located in the small 'garden room' under the V1 (three parts I'll move at the very end of the rebuild stage)
Wires : inside the box moved last week with Sam (see below)  ;)
Roof : the original & only roof for a GT6 is the set of 6 'wiring black metal' parts. When I got the GT-6, I didn't got the 'home made' roof made by the operator. I'll do something better...  ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on November 25, 2012, 10:47:39 PM
Ground : still located in the small 'garden room' under the V1 (three parts I'll move at the very end of the rebuild stage)

Would that not make the Galaxian Theater 'underground'? ??? :o


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on November 26, 2012, 12:09:14 PM
OK guys, the complete 'episode 4' is now online right here (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=231.msg59061#msg59061).

Episode 5 is currently on post production, and should be released very soon...  ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on November 26, 2012, 12:17:22 PM
Will you be posting anything on the galaxian3.net (ftp://galaxian3.net) website?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: baddy on November 26, 2012, 12:46:16 PM
Impressive as always, I'm really looking forward to seeing it be built again!

You have a lot of work coming your way, but I'm pretty sure it's gonna be a lot of fun.

Btw, it could be interesting, were the projector out of shape, to change them for more recent projectors. I'm saying this because sourcing tubes can be extremely hard now (and expensive) when new projectors have great picture quality and aren't expensive. The weight difference could also be a big plus!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Belike on November 26, 2012, 02:17:31 PM
Great to see, that finally the time has come. :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on November 26, 2012, 07:29:00 PM
Will you be posting anything on the galaxian3.net (ftp://galaxian3.net) website?

Well, no time for now, but I'll do something special with that page l8ter, yes  ;)

Btw, it could be interesting, were the projector out of shape, to change them for more recent projectors. I'm saying this because sourcing tubes can be extremely hard now (and expensive) when new projectors have great picture quality and aren't expensive. The weight difference could also be a big plus!

Yes, I plan to try that in the second step.

Great to see, tha finally the time has come. :spaceace:

Hell yeah, the time is now and now the wait is over!  ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Sonic 1992 on November 26, 2012, 09:51:31 PM
Awesome..... It's finally happening!  :D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Equites on November 27, 2012, 12:56:34 AM
I've waited for this day to come for looong time, awesome.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: slowcade on November 27, 2012, 11:56:41 AM
Finally! I'm looking so much forward to seeing this assembled again! ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on November 27, 2012, 03:35:03 PM
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/news/galaxian3-reunion-ugsf-namco.jpg)

Yes... and reassembling all the Galaxian³ parts inside the V3 in a such 'historical moment' for me, that it deserves something really special, so here we goes :

So for that day, what could be a better representation than all the Galaxian³ logo letters coming together, as showed in the real Galaxian3 game attract mode?
For doing this, I'll use the real laser disc arcade footage captured on both LD (left + right), and reassemble the two pictures to have the Galaxian³ logo in its full glory!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian_theater_reunion_day_1.jpg)

And to picture the idea of the 'event' to come, which is the reunion of all the Galaxian Theater parts (not the reassembling of the Theater so far), I selected the logo phase while all the letters are coming together, but they are not totally grouped!  8)

So I bought white t-shirts, and asked Sam to print me the logo on the same 'Iron-On Shirt Transfers' sheets used 5 five years ago for the original trilogy.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian_theater_reunion_day_2.jpg)
You can spot a sheet with the original model done in 2007 for the road trip...

Arghhh... I should not have print the new logo on these old sheets... Impossible to transfer the image as it supposed to be...  :ghost:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian_theater_reunion_day_3.jpg)

Let's buy new sheets...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian_theater_reunion_day_4.jpg)

...and it works like a charm now!  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian_theater_reunion_day_5.jpg)

So yes, you understand now why I call this day ...

EPISODE 5 - THE REUNION DAY

Here we are ... the 24th of November 2012... early in the morning ... the welcome packs are ready for all the participants  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian_theater_reunion_day_6.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian_theater_reunion_day_7.jpg)

The truck is ready :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian_theater_reunion_day-1.jpg)

And here's the cast (in order of appearance) :

Ombrenoire 'The Dark Shadow', coming from France  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian_theater_reunion_day-2.jpg)

Funkycochise and Aganim, coming from France :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian_theater_reunion_day-3.jpg)

Sam, temporarily the keeper of the seven keys some G³ parts, coming from Belgium...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian_theater_reunion_day-4.jpg)

...and ChrisChris, coming from Belgium :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian_theater_reunion_day-5.jpg)

I'm taking place in the truck with Sam, the rest of the UGSF team follow us in this car :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian_theater_reunion_day-6.jpg)

9:04am, on schedule  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian_theater_reunion_day-7.jpg)

My first tattoo!  ::) :P :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian_theater_reunion_day-9.jpg)

For one time, the destination is not too far from my home, only 35 km to go!  8) Hope we will arrive before the Cannon Seed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxian_3) will destroy an other planet!... ops?!  :roll:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian_theater_reunion_day-10.jpg)

Ok, at location ... my mother's home... Sam leads me through the truck docking operation  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian_theater_reunion_day-11.jpg)

The UGSF team entering the place...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian_theater_reunion_day-12.jpg)

So here they are, most the the biggest Galaxian Theater parts... They waited quietly here for more than 5 years...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian_theater_reunion_day-13.jpg)

In addition of the Galaxian3 parts, I'll get back the other cabinets also 'in storage' here. Let's start with this Exidy STAR FIRE (Road Trip can be seen right here (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=2775.0)) :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian_theater_reunion_day-15.jpg)

Hey, something really cool regarding the rent truck : no need protection for the cabinets, it's full of 'carpet' here!  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian_theater_reunion_day-14.jpg)

Today, I'm the 'conductor' of this 'Arcade Opera'  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian_theater_reunion_day-16.jpg)

STAR FIRE now on board :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian_theater_reunion_day-17.jpg)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on November 27, 2012, 03:35:19 PM
An other cabinet 'pending' here is the Super Bug (road trip can be seen here (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=301.0)), now loaded inside the truck  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-1.jpg)

We are more or less working in two team here. One is moving out parts from the house...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-4.jpg)

...while the second one is loading the parts inside the truck :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-5.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-6.jpg)

Because there's a lot of parts, we think it's better to bring them all outside, and thinking the best way to arrange them inside the truck first, before loading them.... All the parts should fit the truck! No time for two travels!

Ombrenoire & Aganim have the honor to move out the last Galaxian3 part from the cellar basement  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-7.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-8.jpg)

Giant tetris game inside the truck...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-9.jpg)

Still more parts... but it's quite easy with a '6 players' team  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-11.jpg)

While we are loading there parts...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-12.jpg)

...we are discovering new details. Anyone can translate this?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-13.jpg)

Dawn! It's quite easy with so many people today  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-10.jpg)

Hell Yeah!  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:  :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-14.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-15.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-16.jpg)

Most of the parts are heavy, it's not really necessary to 'secure' them inside the truck, only few of them...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-17.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-18.jpg)

OK, here is the last batch of parts to load...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-19.jpg)

Men at work...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-20.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-21.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-22.jpg)

As you can see, the truck is almost full...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-23.jpg)

Ombrenoire is 'securing' the last part... he is a smoker by the way, funny to see him working so close to that 'non smoking' sticker  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-24.jpg)

No more cardboard or whatever available? No problem, here's the solution to protect parts  :D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-25.jpg)

Damn it! After so many years of wait, my mother and Freddy have this room available again  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-26.jpg)

Congratulation to the European UGSF Team, you have successfully completed the first mission of the day!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-27.jpg)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

Ok, the ship is now ready to bring all the part inside the Nuno's Lair V(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif)... Ignition!  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-28.jpg)

And less than 25 minutes l8ter, we are approaching the final destination, this small village in the middle of nowhere...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-29.jpg)

...I call it : home!  8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on November 27, 2012, 03:35:31 PM
UGSF Team, ready to unload!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-1.jpg)

The official 'power up' item for all members here today!  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-2.jpg)

Watch out, serious job here!   ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-3.jpg)

The V3, before any new parts today...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-4.jpg)

Here we are, the massive ones first...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-5.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-6.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-8.jpg)

The truck is emptied rather quickly...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-7.jpg)

...but I knew it won't be the 'big job' of the day  ::)... no! ... the first hard task is now  :roll: :oops: to get out Galaxian3 parts out from my house.
And if it wasn't complicate enough, the parts are located either in my attic, either in my office ...located at the first floor!  :oops:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-9.jpg)

See!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-10.jpg)

A real nightmare to handle these boxes! I still do not understand how I putted these parts five years ago at the first floor, with the help of only one person! See here (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=231.msg2625#msg2625) if you do not believe me!  :shock:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-11.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-12.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-13.jpg)

TWO...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-14.jpg)

and THREE...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-15.jpg)

...now inside the V3!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-16.jpg)

Level up, guys! Let's go in the attic! More parts there  ::) :twisted:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-17.jpg)

Once again, two teams... the first one stay in the attic...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-18.jpg)

...while the second one stay in the first floor...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-19.jpg)

Good team work... progressing fast!  :)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-24.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-21.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-22.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-23.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-25.jpg)

Debriefing Strategies...  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-20.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-26.jpg)

...OK guys, let's vary our enjoyment by moving out something different than Galaxian Theater parts, huh?  ::) ;D

What? I didn't tell you? Well... today I also need help to move 'regular' games ( :oops:)... No no... nothing complicated to do... only this Battlezone located at the first floor  :roll:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-27.jpg)

I'm sure they hate me now!   8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-28.jpg)

Ok, an easy one now, this empty Ms Pac-Man... :pac:  :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-29.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-30.jpg)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on November 27, 2012, 03:35:43 PM
An other one to move out from the first floor of my house, sorry guys... but I swear it's the last one to move ... on the first floor  ::) :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-1.jpg)

Yeah! Moving that Spy Hunter is a nightmare! I can't remember why at the time I moved it at the first floor? ... oh I remember, lack of space!  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-2.jpg)

After more than 5 years 'untouched' ( :oops:), this Spy Hunter is finally outside of the house!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-3.jpg)

The unexpected follower of the day! Careful guys, the Sauron's eye is watching us!  :twisted:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-4.jpg)

Ok guys, it's time to do a break... Darth Nunette is back with some food...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-6.jpg)

...typical Belgian food!  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-7.jpg)

Can you recognize all the 'dishes'?  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-8.jpg)

WARRIORS NEED FOOD!  :)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-9.jpg)

Nothing can beat this food!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-10.jpg)

Now do you believe me when I tell you I probably have the highest WAF 'possible'  ::) ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-11.jpg)

OK, back to work!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-12.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-5.jpg)

The idea now is to move out some big cabinets, for the V2 into the V3... I take advantage of the situation, so many helpers today!  :-*
Before moving the Guitar Freaks, we have to get out the Berzerk...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-13.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-14.jpg)

Thanks to the new side way, it's a piece of cake to move games from V1/V2 <> V3 ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-15.jpg)

Now we can move out that beast!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-16.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-17.jpg)

That Daytona USA twin will be better in the V3! Sorry guys, another big one to move  ::) :oops:  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-18.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-19.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-20.jpg)

ChrisChris must leave in the middle of the afternoon, so it's time for us to make right now the 'official' pictures of the day, while the UGSF European team is still complete!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-21.jpg)

Well, the initial idea was to wear the 'event T-Shirt' all the day, but hey... it's winter season, a waaaaaayyyyyy too cold outside...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-22.jpg)

(from left to right) Ombrenoire 'The Dark Shadow', Sam, Funkycochise, Aganim, ChrisChris and myself (Darth Nuno)

This AB will have the honor to be in the brand new V3 too  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-23.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-24.jpg)

One of my room will host the non working games, or games to restore...like these games still outside...  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-26.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-25.jpg)

No more game 'outside' now... and no more free space inside the V2  :?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-27.jpg)

Now let's go back to Galaxian Theater stuff please!  8) Remember a shed at the back of my garden? Here's a picture from November 10, 2007  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/bringb8.jpg)

To remind you, I used that shed to store the 6 'seat/gun bases'... see more pictures right here (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=231.msg1753#msg1753):

So here's the same shed, 5 years later...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-28.jpg)

... and I've never opened that door since 5 years! So l hope these items won't be too damaged by humidity/rust/water or whatever?  :roll:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-29.jpg)

Well! No severe damage on them but...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-30.jpg)

...as expected, more rust, and all the vinyl damaged! I'll have to restore them before assembling the theater. OK, the 6 'players bases' are now safe inside the V3  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-31.jpg)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on November 27, 2012, 03:35:57 PM
Let's take a short break...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-1.jpg)

I will have to give back the truck rental in less than one hour. It's not very far from my house but we will lose a lot of time if we go there together... and there are still Galaxian3 parts to move from my attic to the V3.
Ok, I'll bring back the truck -alone- while the rest of the UGSF team will continue to move G3 parts! What a team!  8)

So while I driving to the truck rental..

Safe in the light that surrounds me
Free of the fear and the pain
My subconscious mind
Starts spinning through time
To rejoin the past once again

Nothing seems real
I`m starting to feel
Lost in the haze of a dream

And as I draw near
The scene becomes clear
Like watching my life on a screen


(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-2.jpg)

At the same time, the UGSF team found an other camera and start to have fun with  ;D! No comment, because I wasn't there!  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-5.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-6.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-7.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-8.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-9.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-10.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-11.jpg)

I'm finally back... hey, what happens here?  ::) :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-12.jpg)

Ok, my turn to play!  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-13.jpg)

Great job guys, all the remaining parts from the attic are now out! But the job is not over today!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-14.jpg)

What a day!... and now, what a night!  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-15.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-16.jpg)

Still parts to move out from my 'office'... hey, what happens here?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-17.jpg)

Wait! Same picture with the flash on  :twisted:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-18.jpg)

OK guys, I know you are all tired, but just a last effort please!  ;D
The seats are now inside the V3... only five here? Where is the last one?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-19.jpg)

Here! Sam?!  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-20.jpg)

OK, I guess all the Galaxian3 parts are now in the V3... but ... this is not over guys  :roll: Did I mentioned you I wanted to move out some games from my living room?  ::) What about this Space Invaders Pinball?  ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-21.jpg)

At this point, everyone need a break...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-22.jpg)

"Come on guys, we need your help..."

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-24.jpg)

"Ok, I'll try to get up OmbreNoire..."

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-23.jpg)

"I give up... and stay with him"

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-25.jpg)

 ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on November 27, 2012, 03:36:25 PM
Ok, here's the true-real-last cabinet to move today! :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco-galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-1.jpg)

Cannot resist to put this cabinet close to the cabinet (in french)...  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco-galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-2.jpg)

Fortunately that Sega Astro was the last one to enter the V3 today, because OmbreNoire hides under the SI pinball to avoid any additional work!  ;D! Gotcha!  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-26.jpg)

What a day, but here we are... 'most' of the tasks scheduled today are done! To be honest I also had the idea to disassemble the G-Loc and move it into the V3, but it would require too much work! So I didn't mention it to you guys  ::) :P Debriefing of the day, inside the V3... what a mess...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco-galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco-galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco-galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-5.jpg)

We are all so tired...A last drink...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco-galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-6.jpg)

..for our arcade fellowship  :) ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco-galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-7.jpg)

Once again, many thanks to all the UGSF European team...Ombrenoire, Sam, Funkycochise, Aganim, ChrisChris...fellowship created for this 'event'...and beyond!) today, for your time, your happiness, your strength... 100% pure ArcadeLifeStyle spirit!  :-* :-* :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco-galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-8.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco-galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-9.jpg)

What a mess here...but all the G(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif) parts are inside the V(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif). Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco-galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-10.jpg)

Oh, and here's the video of the day :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/Galaxian3-reunion-tube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlgJpOcX8q8)
[click on the picture to watch the video]

 ;D

Ok, now I have all the keys to go further in this story...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco-galaxian3-theater-reunion-day-11.jpg)

...and so I can start the last chapter of this 'odyssey'!  8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: gyruss on November 27, 2012, 03:41:02 PM
 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Belike on November 27, 2012, 04:13:12 PM
I have a feeling, that some of our belgian and german members were there undercover. ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Sonic 1992 on November 27, 2012, 09:22:10 PM
What A Tease!




What A Tease!




What A Tease!




What A Tease!





What A Tease!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D


I'll bet they are already playing it!!!! 

This is soooo cool !!!  ;D  ;D  :pac:  :ghost:  :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: slowcade on November 27, 2012, 10:28:31 PM
Can't stay tuned much longer!! Please, more pics! :D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: atarikid on November 28, 2012, 12:43:15 PM
I'll bet they are already playing it!!!! 

ROTFL !

@Bruno:
You are one crazy person!  ;D  ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: subzero1970 on November 29, 2012, 10:02:01 AM
hes been to busy playing gears of war 3 on his 360!!

GET ON WITH IT BRUNO :)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: strykr on November 29, 2012, 10:50:28 PM
For once, the word epic isnt EPIC enough.
Truly phenomenal stuff! Hope you remember how to reassemble it :)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Jason42 on November 30, 2012, 04:09:04 AM
For once, the word epic isnt EPIC enough.
Truly phenomenal stuff! Hope you remember how to reassemble it :)

Hope there's not a thing like "well, there's an extra screw here..." at the end of the build ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: bartie on November 30, 2012, 06:26:05 AM
I get the jitters when I think of it.
5 years and then it's finally d day.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: keri on November 30, 2012, 01:04:28 PM
amazing project !!!

can't wait to see next reports !!

 8) 8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on December 01, 2012, 08:20:14 AM
Thanks guys   :P
Well, a very busy week for me, no free time at all...

hes been to busy playing gears of war 3 on his 360!!

...except one hour I spent with friends on GOW3, well spotted!  ;D

OK, quick update of the post (this one (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=231.msg59135#msg59135)). Stay around, ton of pure ALS pictures to come  8)



Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Belike on December 01, 2012, 08:29:09 AM
Hahaha, I knew Chris was there. :D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Q*ris on December 01, 2012, 04:00:40 PM
What wouldn't I do for a free can of Dr Pepper  ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: baddy on December 03, 2012, 01:30:23 AM
Damn ! Looking forward to see the rebuilding of the machine.

On a totally unrelated topic, Nuno, where did you get your peanut butter M&M's ? Can't find them anywhere, last time I had some I had to ask an american friend to bring some to me. I live in the UK now, they don't have it either :(


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on December 03, 2012, 08:27:23 PM
On a totally unrelated topic, Nuno, where did you get your peanut butter M&M's ? Can't find them anywhere, last time I had some I had to ask an american friend to bring some to me. I live in the UK now, they don't have it either :(

Well spotted  ;)
We've done a 'group buy' with colleagues in my office for these!  ;) Otherwise I cannot find them too in Belgium...it's a shame, peanut butter rulez!!!  ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Jason42 on December 04, 2012, 12:01:07 AM
On a totally unrelated topic, Nuno, where did you get your peanut butter M&M's ? Can't find them anywhere, last time I had some I had to ask an american friend to bring some to me. I live in the UK now, they don't have it either :(

Well spotted  ;)
We've done a 'group buy' with colleagues in my office for these!  ;) Otherwise I cannot find them too in Belgium...it's a shame, peanut butter rulez!!!  ;D

Unless you see the reeses' peanut butter lip stick... :p


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: baddy on December 04, 2012, 12:14:54 AM
On a totally unrelated topic, Nuno, where did you get your peanut butter M&M's ? Can't find them anywhere, last time I had some I had to ask an american friend to bring some to me. I live in the UK now, they don't have it either :(

Well spotted  ;)
We've done a 'group buy' with colleagues in my office for these!  ;) Otherwise I cannot find them too in Belgium...it's a shame, peanut butter rulez!!!  ;D

Damn, at least here in the UK they have Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, they are awesome !

Thanks anyway :)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on December 07, 2012, 02:34:46 PM
Lets see some more Galaxian 3


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on December 09, 2012, 10:13:37 PM
Lets see some more Galaxian 3

Yeps, it's coming soon... I'm extremely busy at work/home these weeks. I expect some free time for ALS' during the 'end of year' holidays.  :pac:  :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: baddy on December 09, 2012, 10:14:56 PM
Family/Work over arcades is not something to be blamed for!

We've waited 5 years to see it built again, we can wait a few more weeks :D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Sonic 1992 on December 19, 2012, 10:18:55 PM
Seems we're on "holiday hold" here....

Looking foward to updates!   :D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on December 19, 2012, 10:27:54 PM
In few days, I'll have three weeks off... Hell Yeah! Expect updates on this!  ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on December 20, 2012, 12:16:35 AM
In few days, I'll have three weeks off... Hell Yeah! Expect updates on this!  ;)

I'm counting down  :D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on December 22, 2012, 03:25:36 PM
In few days, I'll have three weeks off... Hell Yeah! Expect updates on this!  ;)

Seeing as we haven't died like the Mayan's predicted, can we have some updates? :)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on December 22, 2012, 04:38:23 PM
Pfffff, why are you guys all chasing Bruno about this, is this some kind of obligation he has to us ??

I'm sure the guy is into it over his head, he just finished V3 and he also has a job and family.....

Be patient, I am positive he will update when he can.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: funkycochise on December 22, 2012, 05:16:42 PM
sure we'll get some add-on in the coming days.
 :-*


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on December 25, 2012, 11:52:51 PM
Finally, a new batch of picture is available right here (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=231.msg59136#msg59136)!
Expect next updates very soon.  :)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: ataritoobin on December 26, 2012, 12:32:20 AM


...we are discovering new details. Anyone can translate this?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion_day-13.jpg)

The first one is Indoor Use Only.  The other one is a Namco address sticker.

Must be a great feeling getting all these machines in one place  :spaceace:!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on December 26, 2012, 12:33:11 AM


...we are discovering new details. Anyone can translate this?

The first one is Indoor Use Only.  The other one is a Namco address sticker.

Thanks!  :-*

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on December 29, 2012, 12:32:47 AM
New pictures available on this slot (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=231.msg59137#msg59137).  8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Belike on December 29, 2012, 11:25:26 AM
Finally all parts are in their new "home". :D :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: ombrenoire on December 31, 2012, 09:26:23 AM
I like my tattoo  :P


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: funkycochise on December 31, 2012, 10:28:53 AM
I like my tattoo  :P
I thought you got a piggy tatoo.

(http://funkycochise.free.fr/p2.png)



Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on December 31, 2012, 04:14:21 PM
I like my tattoo  :P

Ms Pac Man rulez!  :D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 02, 2013, 12:47:39 AM
And new pictures available right here (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=231.msg59138#msg59138)!  8)

Hail to the UGSF European Team!

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: funkycochise on January 02, 2013, 08:05:22 AM

those floor parts were real nightmare to move at the end of the day, worst moment imho :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-31.jpg)

we need the shooting assemblies and we're almost complete with the report  ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: old school on January 02, 2013, 12:11:15 PM
You Guys ROCKs

 ;D



Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 02, 2013, 12:57:59 PM

those floor parts were real nightmare to move at the end of the day, worst moment imho :
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater-reunion-day-31.jpg)

Yes, these parts are heavy, very dirty and not easy to move because of many dangerous 'cutting' edges... :? ...but we made it!  ;D

You Guys ROCKs

Hell yeah, it was a great rock'n'roll day, but it's not over yet, stay tuned!  ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 03, 2013, 12:48:09 AM
New batch of pictures available here (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=231.msg59139#msg59139). 8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Wil2000 on January 03, 2013, 09:09:40 AM
Wow, these poor guys are really working on a best effort! It seems that the Dr Pepper shows its limits after 2 or 3 tons of arcade goods  ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: funkycochise on January 03, 2013, 07:15:47 PM
Wow, these poor guys are really working on a best effort! It seems that the Dr Pepper shows its limits after 2 or 3 tons of arcade goods  ;D
those Dr pepper were quite useless : it was Dr Pepper Zero !
no sugar inside for heavy weight workers !
 :D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Muerto on January 03, 2013, 09:42:06 PM
Two words:

Fucking Awesome!!!!! (Parden my french!)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Alpha1 on January 04, 2013, 12:01:06 AM
Bruno

This is fucking epic!

Really pleased it's getting rebuilt - can't wait to see it.

I hope one day I can save one. But I fear they are all destroyed in the UK. The last one I saw on UK eBay was removed quickly and was many years ago.


You are  :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 04, 2013, 12:16:17 AM
I hope one day I can save one. But I fear they are all destroyed in the UK. The last one I saw on UK eBay was removed quickly and was many years ago.

Yeps, I remember that one on ebay UK. I was the only bidder and then ... click me! (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=122.msg3633#msg3633)  :ghost:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 04, 2013, 01:19:26 AM
...and here we are, with more than 150 pictures, the 'Galaxian Theater Episode 5 : The Reunion Day' topic is done. Here's the direct access!  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/news/galaxian3-reunion-ugsf-namco.jpg) (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=231.msg59135#msg59135).

Now, I'm ready for the last chapter ... rebuilding the Theater... stay tuned!  ::) ;)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Cyril on January 04, 2013, 02:38:10 AM
can't wait  ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: scr33n on January 04, 2013, 03:51:36 PM
can't wait  ;)

+1

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: gyruss on January 04, 2013, 06:26:01 PM
EPIC!!   :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

And did anybody else notice something cool in the picture below?  ;)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/reunion/namco_galaxian3_theater_reunion-day-8.jpg)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 05, 2013, 01:56:23 PM
And here's the video of the day :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/Galaxian3-reunion-tube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlgJpOcX8q8)
[click on the picture to watch the video]

 8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: ombrenoire on January 05, 2013, 06:57:39 PM
One day to gather togather all the pieces in 6min video it's a dream !  ;D



Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: ataritoobin on January 05, 2013, 07:00:53 PM
Great stuff!!  :spaceace: We've got the UGSF-WEST team in Japan, a UGSF-European team, where's the US guys??   :'(  :D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Belike on January 05, 2013, 10:27:22 PM
Awesome! :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: scr33n on January 05, 2013, 10:51:05 PM
Awesome! :spaceace:

+1

Cool video  :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 06, 2013, 02:36:49 PM
OK... all the G³ parts are here! It's now time for starting a new season of this Galaxian3 Theater6 story :

SEASON 06 - REBUILD THE THEATER

EPISODE 01: All these bases are belong to me!
Starring : Darth Nuno

Here the box with all the screws from the disassembling stage :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-wip-10.jpg)

The screen base is composed of three parts, let's check what's inside each of them... here's the first one :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-wip-1.jpg)

...and inside  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-wip-2.jpg)

Well, almost empty, huh? yeps, just a couple of 'Bose' speakers, that will play the 'front right' sounds during the game...oh, and some dust/spider webs I will remove in no time!  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-wip-3.jpg)

Here's the speakers connector, that goes to the next 'base' box . :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-wip-4.jpg)

It's time to chose the 'important' location of this first 'box'... I take the bet to put it directly against the wall, with almost no free space (less than 2 cm) between it and the walls. According my disassembling memories, and what I've seen on our Japanese friends reassembling videos, there should be fine... See, almost no space!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-wip-6.jpg)

The electricity socket dedicated for the GT6 in the game room is just behind that first base box, and may not be accessible anymore l8ter... So I prefer to prepare the power strip...  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-wip-5.jpg)

... plugged!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-wip-7.jpg)

Now, let's check what's inside the second part... the box that will be located in the middle, under the screen to come :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-wip-8.jpg)

Nothing except two fluorescent tubes. Here's the reference :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-wip-9.jpg)

And now the third part/box  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-wip-11.jpg)

An other couple of 'Bose' speakers, that will play the 'front left' sounds during the game, and the huge 'Bose' bass box!  :o  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-wip-12.jpg)

The bass box details :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-wip-13.jpg)

A view of the three parts... now aligned and inter-connected to each other! Damn!...it's quite easy so far  ::) ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-wip-15.jpg)

The End


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: subzero1970 on January 06, 2013, 03:32:47 PM
surely not....surely this HUGE thing isnt just powered by one plug?????


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on January 06, 2013, 04:17:25 PM
Why not ? it's not going to use more than f.i. an electrical oven (rule: anything that heats electrically uses a lot of electricity).

I do hope Bruno has a dedicated group for just this machine, combining it with more machines one one group mightl push it to the edge....

At Eurocade we power all the machines (about 45) with just three groups and never have problems (unless someone is fiddling inside of a cab ;);) ).

not sure about Belgium but in Holland a typical group is limited to 16A, meaning about 3200W normal use at 230V.

The plugs and wall-outlets we use here are rated up to 16A too. (Too be totally complete, Belgium uses the French variant of the Schuko plugs and wall-outlets but ratings are the same).



Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: leonk on January 06, 2013, 05:00:59 PM
In North america, standard outlets are 15A.  But for kitchen outlets, 20A is used (with 20A rated wire).  Electric stoves, clothes driers, and central AC are all 220V ~30A circuit (using much thicker wire).

Bruno could have always installed much higher rated wire / outlets if required.  But since at the end of the day this is a video game machine (a big one at that) I'm sure it was designed to plug into standard outlets and not requiring dedicated electrical modifications.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 06, 2013, 05:27:08 PM
lets see, it has 2 beamers, audio system and the pcb sets and some fluorecent tubes.

i guess its not drawing more than max 1250 watts at 220 Volts.

What does the manual say Bruno ?

(Or what is the rating of the huge stepdown converter used ? )


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on January 06, 2013, 05:38:23 PM
My guesstimate is that G3 uses about 2000W max., probably more around 1500W.

Take a device like this

(http://www.lekkertafelen.nl/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/gourmetstel.jpg)

 and you're at the same power rating, also with just one plug.

The three Sony CRT projectors I guess at about 300W each, so 900W in total for the projectors. Then the LD player, Game electronics, Bose system, lighting ......lets say that is 600W....

Overhere in Holland  if you cook electrically you get a special "Perilex" socket with 2x 230 V or even 3x 400V if you need even more than 7kW which the 2x230V can provide.

Since we have a lot of natural gas here there is a very widely extended gas distribution system and so many (maybe most ?) people cook on natural gas here though, like we do.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on January 06, 2013, 05:39:49 PM
2 projectors, somehow I thought three. If 2 even less power...


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 06, 2013, 07:00:29 PM
Yes, only one single plug behind this stepdown converter (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=231.msg1886#msg1886).
I have a dedicated 20A line in V3 for the G3, no problem!  ;)
My only concern will be the other games, and the total of electrical consumption...


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on January 06, 2013, 07:41:32 PM
Yes, only one single plug behind this stepdown converter (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=231.msg1886#msg1886).
I have a dedicated 20A line in V3 for the G3, no problem!  ;)
My only concern will be the other games, and the total of electrical consumption...

Wow, forgot about that ! Looks like Namco never expected the game to be actually exported.....it was already a long time common use to have multi-tapped primary windings on transformers for multiple voltages....


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: polderarcade on January 06, 2013, 10:14:10 PM
Damn bruno
It’s starting to look like a real project lots of electronics
Still one of the best  topics I enjoy  following
Good luck putting the monster back in one piece ;)
I like that bose subwoofer great for some heavy metal ;D

Andre I think the projectors will even use more power I have the same only a version newer in my home theater and that’s  450W


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on January 06, 2013, 10:22:24 PM
OK, but that's still "just" 800W....plus about 600W would be 1400 W in total.....

It does make your meter spin pretty fast though....



Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 06, 2013, 10:50:49 PM
from the manual :


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on January 06, 2013, 11:08:39 PM
LOL !!!! Where did you find the manual ? I actually tried to find it because I knew it would be in there :)

Nice guestimating by me ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 06, 2013, 11:31:10 PM
LOL !!!! Where did you find the manual ? I actually tried to find it because I knew it would be in there :)

Come on André, what is the best site for all Galaxian3 resources? Huh?

...here of course!  ;D

Check this out  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/gt6-manual.jpg) (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=503.0)

 8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on January 06, 2013, 11:49:06 PM
Oops haha  ;D  :oops:


Whenever I look for a manual I go to ArcArc....bit of an "automatic response" I guess ;)



Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on January 07, 2013, 11:10:24 AM
... I have just finished browsing through all that I missed since last year. And wow! Good job there, everybody!

But damn! I wish I had been there to help! I could have come for a visit from Sweden, this is a historical moment! I would have! .. and look at all that food I missed out on, GNNNGHH!!

Well, I guess I have to check for updates every day here, to make sure I won't miss anything again.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 07, 2013, 12:20:49 PM
EPISODE 02: "15... inch? Nope 15... foot!"

Starring : Darth Nuno, Sam
Guest Star : Sun

I'm sitting on the 'base screen'... and watching all that stuff, waiting to to reassembled... Jesus!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_1.jpg)

Here's the 'base screen' support, as I left it in the first episode...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_2.jpg)

Because some of the coming elements to manipulate are heavy and may be dangerous to manipulate alone...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_3.jpg)

I will have the help of Sam, famous member of the UGSF European Team! 8)
Here we go with the first screen frame support...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_4.jpg)

...2nd...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_5.jpg)

...3rd...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_6.jpg)

Well, it's a little bit cold in the game room, I don't have the final heating system for this room, so I wear 3 pull overs, and 2 pants ...  "Bibendum" power!!!  ;D ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_7.jpg)

Not easy to move inside that mess!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_8.jpg)

Sam 'in action'...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_9.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_10.jpg)

And the 6 frames are fixed!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_11.jpg)

Oh, yes...like during the 'Reunion Day', my laptop captures everything by the way  ::) 8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_12.jpg)

Next step, to fix the two 'sides' of that huge 'screen frame'... the right one against the wall is now fixed!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_13.jpg)

Now we need the left one... and of course, we need to move a lot of other parts to access it!  :evil: See, we need that one... on the bottom of the pile!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_14.jpg)

Come on, Sam... Faster...Faster!  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_15.jpg)

Both 'blue side' of the screen frame are fixed, good!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_16.jpg)

This is huge!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_17.jpg)

I still have the same question in my head, repeating over and over... will it be a problem to reassemble the theater in that specific position, with its side against the wall? I don't really remember how the parts of the side are connected tbh... So I check my pictures archived from that road trip...And I don't like to see such pictures, when I'm working 'outside' the Theater!  :ghost:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_18.jpg)

...I also 'study' the disassemble/ reassemble videos from our Japanese friends... and...well, It should be fine... so here we go in that way! CARPE DIEM!
Let's prepare these two parts, the right base support :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_19.jpg)

Hey, an additional helper? ::) Sun :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_20.jpg)

Ok, let's prepare these two parts...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_21.jpg)

First one fixed...and see... against the wall with almost no empty space...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_22.jpg)

Let's be very accurate here... because too much level error may be very problematic at l8ter stages...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_23.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_24.jpg)

Same 'precision' work for the 2nd part :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_25.jpg)

Done! Still my big ladder in the V3, that allows me 'aerial view'  ;D :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_26.jpg)

Back on the screen... the frame is complete, but the most important are missing... the screen panels! :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_27.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_28.jpg)

Et voilà  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E02_29.jpg)

Me: Approx 15!
Sam : 15? What do you mean?
Me: The size of the screen, its base...
Sam : 15... inch?
Me: Nope 15... foot! ;)

The End

Episode E01 & E02 are now available in this video ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/S06E0102-tube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4KQkuSTd4w)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on January 07, 2013, 02:16:08 PM
Good good good!

work work work..

Ehm.. about the screen panels; how are these cleaned? Because I think that they are matt, not glossy surface?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: scr33n on January 07, 2013, 05:26:57 PM
Love it  :-* :-*

... but ... where is Burt The Daring?



Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 07, 2013, 05:51:34 PM
Ehm.. about the screen panels; how are these cleaned? Because I think that they are matt, not glossy surface?

They are in metal, white 'granua'l metal. So they can be cleaned like every surface metal (thiner for example).

... but ... where is Burt The Daring?

Well, he is very busy since (wife, two children, new job...), but I'll bring him to the V3 when the G3 will be up & running, for the same picture with Darth Nunette & me, x years l8ter!  ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: scr33n on January 07, 2013, 05:56:44 PM
... but ... where is Burt The Daring?

Well, he is very busy since (wife, two children, new job...), but I'll bring him to the V3 when the G3 will be up & running, for the same picture with Darth Nunette & me, x years l8ter!  ;D

CoooLLLLL!!!  8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: ombrenoire on January 07, 2013, 09:07:13 PM
Good Job men !!

If you need help for heavy pieces ( tritubes ) just call  ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Jason42 on January 07, 2013, 09:10:42 PM
(as usual, reading silently the progress) nice job!

just a question: what inputs the projectors have? i mean... the G3, a desktop with dual vga output, a couch in front of the players... space desktop (or home theater) :D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Muerto on January 07, 2013, 09:20:25 PM
Super nice progress Bruno, looking great, but you could have been 8 houers further if you havent painted behind the G3  :D ;D :D ;D :P


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on January 07, 2013, 09:23:01 PM
Mmmmm, you never know when you sell a cab  ;D ;D :D :D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 07, 2013, 11:32:13 PM
Thanks guys for your support on this!  :)

just a question: what inputs the projectors have? i mean... the G3, a desktop with dual vga output, a couch in front of the players... space desktop (or home theater) :D

In very short, there are two laser disc players sending the left + right signal (via BNC) into a special board (along all the boards that run the game) called 'V-MIX'. These two laser disc players produce the background of the game (CGI graphics, at the top of the technology back in 1994).
In addition of the background image (left+right), there are 2 set of boards in charge of computing the enemy ships and all the mechanic of the game. Why 2 set of boards? Well one set per screen! Left and Right! So each set of boards are sending the images processed (via usual RGB signal) into the same 'V-MIX' than the one used by both laser disc players. Do you still follow?  :roll:
OK, so the purpose of that unique 'V-MIX' board is ... to mix the images sent by the LD player and the images sent by the two set of boards, and produce two final video signals to send to the 2 projectors. The input of the projectors are 4 BNC for a native RGBS signal coming twice from the V-MIX board.  8) A true piece of technology at the time!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on January 07, 2013, 11:46:50 PM
Love that tech stuff.

So, do you plan using the original projectors or are you going to try and hook up some new one's ?

I guess at least the light intensity would be a lot better on new one's. Also the CRT one's can have convergence problems and they eat a lot of power....

Do you even know if they still work ?

Normally I'm all for keeping things original, but I played Daytona2 on the full-motion version and that one had the projectors replaced by modern day beamers and the picture was simply amazing....

(Sorry if any of that info is already on here....I love this thread but some things I forgot/didn't read  :oops: :oops:)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 08, 2013, 12:06:09 AM
The challenge here is to make all that stuff working, with all original parts! I know it'll be a real challenge, because I remember the game wasn't working when we disassembled it! I just can't remember what was working or not precisely?!  :?... it will be a surprise! I want to play 'Dragoon' & 'Zolgear' missions like I did in the Nineties! No less!  8) Once I'll reach that objective, I'll consider some improvements!  ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on January 08, 2013, 12:13:01 AM
Yeah game needs to run first of course.

I don't remember which version I played BITD. It was 1 game only in London. Back then I found all the video going on so fast totally confusing. Watching the video now it's no problem at all. Times have changed  ;D ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on January 08, 2013, 08:19:40 AM
Level42, you need to be twice as fast as the game to master it. About 2½ cups of coffee will do it.

I would try to  use the original projectors as these are CRT types and as such have the best performance compared to any LCD or DLP projectors today, even if the new projectors have better brightness and colors. The convergence can surely be adjusted if need be.

That "v-mix" PCB seems like the Gen-lock for the Amiga, I remember. A Video-mixing hardware that merges the layers together, sort of like putting subtitles into a film. The G3 is simply a dual screen laser game, and could infact be set up similarly like the Darius by Taito, that is if Bruno would like a smaller version of G3 later when he decides to open a karate dojo for girls only in his gym.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Jason42 on January 08, 2013, 09:18:03 AM
Thanks guys for your support on this!  :)

just a question: what inputs the projectors have? i mean... the G3, a desktop with dual vga output, a couch in front of the players... space desktop (or home theater) :D

In very short, there are two laser disc players sending the left + right signal (via BNC) into a special board (along all the boards that run the game) called 'V-MIX'. These two laser disc players produce the background of the game (CGI graphics, at the top of the technology back in 1994).
In addition of the background image (left+right), there are 2 set of boards in charge of computing the enemy ships and all the mechanic of the game. Why 2 set of boards? Well one set per screen! Left and Right! So each set of boards are sending the images processed (via usual RGB signal) into the same 'V-MIX' than the one used by both laser disc players. Do you still follow?  :roll:
OK, so the purpose of that unique 'V-MIX' board is ... to mix the images sent by the LD player and the images sent by the two set of boards, and produce two final video signals to send to the 2 projectors. The input of the projectors are 4 BNC for a native RGBS signal coming twice from the V-MIX board.  8) A true piece of technology at the time!

Looks like the V-Mix board just use SCART signals for the game and Composite for the background, and giving SCART signals to the projectors... Yep, a true piece of technology.
(in case of debug, you can make a BNC to SCART, it may work...)

Love that tech stuff.

So, do you plan using the original projectors or are you going to try and hook up some new one's ?

I guess at least the light intensity would be a lot better on new one's. Also the CRT one's can have convergence problems and they eat a lot of power....

Do you even know if they still work ?

Normally I'm all for keeping things original, but I played Daytona2 on the full-motion version and that one had the projectors replaced by modern day beamers and the picture was simply amazing....

(Sorry if any of that info is already on here....I love this thread but some things I forgot/didn't read  :oops: :oops:)

I don't think there's modern projector that use SCART input :) (and, making a upscaler to use VGA inputs are really costy and painful (if you want to do it yourself)) (you maybe want to take projector you can mod, it may save a lot of money by not buying 2*$300 of lamps each 2000hours :) )

Level42, you need to be twice as fast as the game to master it. About 2½ cups of coffee will do it.

I would try to  use the original projectors as these are CRT types and as such have the best performance compared to any LCD or DLP projectors today, even if the new projectors have better brightness and colors. The convergence can surely be adjusted if need be.

That "v-mix" PCB seems like the Gen-lock for the Amiga, I remember. A Video-mixing hardware that merges the layers together, sort of like putting subtitles into a film. The G3 is simply a dual screen laser game, and could infact be set up similarly like the Darius by Taito, that is if Bruno would like a smaller version of G3 later when he decides to open a karate dojo for girls only in his gym.

Or the raster bender from furrtek :) http://furrtek.free.fr/?p=crea&a=rastbend


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Jason42 on January 08, 2013, 09:23:03 AM
(oops, double-post fail  :oops: )


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on January 08, 2013, 09:38:06 AM

I would try to  use the original projectors as these are CRT types and as such have the best performance compared to any LCD or DLP projectors today, even if the new projectors have better brightness and colors. The convergence can surely be adjusted if need be.

So If brightness and colors are better on new LCD and DLP projectors, why do CRT projectors still have the best performance ? The only advantage I see is analogue and thus infinite amount of colors, but I don't think this outweighs the disadvantages. The biggest disadvantage of these old CRT projectors is brightness, right next is convergence issues, and of course they can be adjusted, but not everybody is up to it.

Normally I'm all for keeping to CRT stuff for old games, but since the picture is projected on a big white screen, I don't really see the problem.

Finding a modern projector with RGB inputs with 15kHz sync may indeed be a challenge, and I wonder how the el-cheapo Converters would perform with this game.


But anyway, we are just dreaming up stuff, Bruno has other worries/ goals now.

What I do wonder: wouldn't it have been a good idea to first get the game running before moving and re-assembling everything....I mean.....what if you can't get it running ? Or is that simply NO option ;);)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 08, 2013, 10:27:49 AM
What I do wonder: wouldn't it have been a good idea to first get the game running before moving and re-assembling everything....I mean.....what if you can't get it running ? Or is that simply NO option ;);)

Just mame it  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: mumboking on January 08, 2013, 11:00:51 AM
What I do wonder: wouldn't it have been a good idea to first get the game running before moving and re-assembling everything....I mean.....what if you can't get it running ? Or is that simply NO option ;);)

Just mame it  ;D ;D ;D

Or... PS1 (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=1115.0)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Luigi on January 08, 2013, 11:47:22 AM
This is really exciting.....I mean the process of re-building the theater....that technical blabla is really boring  ;)  ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Belike on January 08, 2013, 12:03:07 PM
This is really exciting.....I mean the process of re-building the theater....that technical blabla is really boring  ;)  ;D
+1, pics talk. ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on January 08, 2013, 12:05:53 PM
Did Bruno test the 3D game hardware at some point? I have seen him test some LD-player that worked. But not the CG stuff.

As for the LCD/DLP vs CRT projectors, performancewise I mean any panning and quick movements are shown better with a CRT than LCD.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 08, 2013, 02:31:22 PM
EPISODE 03: "Borowski? Who is Boroswki?"

Starring : Darth Nuno, the carpet seller

Before going further on the reassembling, I need to clean/restore these 6 player base supports, or named 'Gun Base Assy' by Namco in the manual.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E03_1.jpg)

As you can see, the '5 years hibernation' of these parts inside my garden shed causes additional damage on them :

Vinyl corrugated!  :(  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E03_2.jpg)

...failed adhesively / detached...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E03_3.jpg)

Mhhh, no other choice than to restore them! Damn it! It's gonna be a massive *additional* work!  :ghost:

Ok, let's see what I can do. Here's the front view of the first 'Gun Base Assy'  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E03_4.jpg)

Arf... most of the screws are ... rusted! And no way to remove them without damage them!!!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E03_5.jpg)

Black 'wires/connectors protection' panel removed... but now the leadscrew is broken inside!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E03_6.jpg)

Mhhh, let's hope I won't have too much trouble with these rusted screws...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E03_7.jpg)

Argh!?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E03_8.jpg)

No!   :evil:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E03_9.jpg)

So once again, no other way than to break them with a drill, like this!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E03_10.jpg)

I finally can remove the back part of the 'Gun Base Assy'. It contains a tube light :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E03_11.jpg)

Ok, everything is now removed. Do you spot the black spots on the vinyl? Cigarette Burns...all of them!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E03_12.jpg)

I cut a part of the vinyl -a clean and undamaged part- located in a hidden place, under the seat...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E03_13.jpg)

...let's remove it!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E03_14.jpg)

It's fixed with strong double-sided adhesive tape :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E03_15.jpg)

I use Thinner to remove it. It works great, but this liquid is very toxic! I cannot breath that for too long... It smells like hell!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E03_16.jpg)

No more glue!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E03_17.jpg)

The back of the original vinyl ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E03_18.jpg)

...and its reference I presume? Whatever...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E03_19.jpg)

... because I'll use the 'clean' vinyl sample in order to find a brand new one!

After several carpet/vinyl shops visited, I finally found a very close match ...in the same shop where I got my carpet!  8)

Darth Nuno : Here's the vinyl I'm looking for...
The seller : Borowski!
Darth Nuno : Borowski? Who is Boroswki?
The seller : It's the vinyl you're looking for! Boroswki 4604
Darth Nuno :Perfect! Let go for it!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E03_20.jpg)

The End


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Luigi on January 08, 2013, 02:41:08 PM
OUCH...you better get rid of as much of these rusted screws as possible, Bruno. The keep rusting 'til they break :(


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: aganim on January 08, 2013, 02:47:12 PM
Great Work!

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: ataritoobin on January 08, 2013, 06:18:27 PM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E03_8.jpg)

(http://flashpass.redirectme.net/steve/ArcadePics/knowthatfeel.jpg)

 ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 10, 2013, 08:53:04 AM
Episode E01 & E02 are now available in this video ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/S06E0102-tube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4KQkuSTd4w)

 8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Luigi on January 10, 2013, 10:54:04 AM
Episode E01 & E02 are now available in this video ;)  :arrow:



This is very coool and impressive, sir  :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Muerto on January 10, 2013, 01:59:49 PM
Cool video Bruno!!! - Horrible music though!  ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: scr33n on January 10, 2013, 02:35:05 PM
Stylish video Bruno  :spaceace:  :-*


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 11, 2013, 08:36:14 AM
EPISODE 04: "One 'Gun Base Assy' to rule them all..."

Starring : Darth Nuno

...and an unexpected guest : a giant spider!

 
On this episode, I'll replicate what I've done for the first 'Gun Base Assy' : removing the floor vinyl on the 5 other 'Gun Base Assy'.

So here's the 'Gun Base Assy' #2 :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E04_1.jpg)

After removing the vinyl :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E04_2.jpg)

...and after removing the glue :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E04_3.jpg)

Let's continue with the 'Gun Base Assy' #3 :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E04_4.jpg)

This is the painful/tiresome job for me ... removing all these stuck screws! I've broken few drill bits... :evil:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E04_5.jpg)

Funny, I still find few coins lost since... I clearly remember the price for a game on this Galaxian Theater : 50 BEF (1,25€ nowadays)...it was expensive at the time. Regular games cost was more 20 BEF in the nineties...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E04_6.jpg)

Anyway, that 'Gun Base Assy' is now 'glue' free :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E04_7.jpg)

Let's continue with the 'Gun Base Assy' #4. On that one, you can really see why the vinyl must be changed!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E04_8.jpg)

Oh, and on most of them, I also using a vacuum cleaner to remove dust and mud floor... remember, these 'Gun Base Assy' were sleeping since more than 5 years in a shed with absolute ZERO insulation  :-\ ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E04_9.jpg)

Job done on that one ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E04_10.jpg)

Grr grrr brrrr ... a little bit cold here! I had to work with a ton of clothes  :oops:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E04_11.jpg)

Here's the 'Gun Base Assy' #5 :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E04_12.jpg)

On that one, the original screws have been already replaced...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E04_13.jpg)

...probably to replace the lightening tube, located at the back of the base.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E04_14.jpg)

Let's remove the glue....

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E04_15.jpg)

I'm starting to be very tired of doing this again & again...  :roll: ... fortunately it's 'only' the 6 players version of Galaxian3 ... not the 16 or 28!  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E04_16.jpg)

But finally, only one left... the 'Gun Base Assy' #6 :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E04_17.jpg)

Hey, I'm not alone here?!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E04_18.jpg)

Holy Jesus! What a monster! I HATE SPIDER!  :ghost: :ghost: :ghost:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E04_19.jpg)

Ok, job done!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E04_20.jpg)

...but I'm still far to the end regarding the 'Gun Base Assy' restoration... :oops: ... next step, to remove rust on all of them! I use my usual product  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E04_21.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E04_22.jpg)

Because the 'rust attack' is too strong, and to complete the action of the 'rust remover' liquid, I'm using my drill to get off the remaining rust area...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E04_23.jpg)

Same 'painful' job for the second one...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E04_25.jpg)

If you didn't notice, the six 'Gun Base Assy' have two different sizes. Two of them are 'extra' size and they will located at the end of the row. In addition, each 'Gun Base Assy' has a precise location on the row, because the fixation for each gun/seat are all different depending the orientation of each player. You'll better understand by watching this!  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E04_24.jpg)

And here we are, after more than one week of 'painful' work on the 'Gun Base Assy'... they are ready for the next stage!  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E04_26.jpg)

Episode E03 & E04 are available in this video ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/S06E0304-tube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKBksLy_ucc)

The End


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on January 11, 2013, 08:57:49 AM
Great job there removing all that rust. You know, you could repaint the bases with some anti-rust for cars. It will look like hell, but also protect like hell.

Are the threadings that hold the gun-towers and seats intact? You could get some stainless screws (for boats) to replace the original ones with, so at least the screws will not rust again.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on January 11, 2013, 10:28:56 AM
It's a great thing to see someone restoring this massive beast with such love and care. I can't wait to see it finished and working again. Soon shall the G3 live again... It's such a shame i can't come over there and play it, and some of your other games :'(


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on January 11, 2013, 10:30:18 AM
Isnt there a special bit to remove totally tight screws.....thought I once saw something like that....
O Well, too late now.....lots of hard work done, respect !!!!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Belike on January 11, 2013, 10:43:34 AM
Isnt there a special bit to remove totally tight screws.....thought I once saw something like that....

It is possible with a welder, but I'm not sure it is more simple than Bruno's solution.
What a hell of a job, all my respect! :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: liquidx on January 11, 2013, 11:00:13 AM
Isnt there a special bit to remove totally tight screws.....thought I once saw something like that....
O Well, too late now.....lots of hard work done, respect !!!!


Yes there is, it's called a screw extractor. I have a set I bought in a local "brico" shop. Sometimes just drilling the damn thing out is faster though, the extractor is for situations where drilling is a bad idea.

(http://s7g3.scene7.com/is/image/ae235?$p$&layer=0&size=281,281&layer=1&size=281,281&src=ae235/18643_P)



Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 11, 2013, 11:10:08 AM
I have one of these :

(http://www.toolstation.nl/images/library/stock/webbig/94792.jpg?rand=333767565)

what it basicly does is the same as these :

(http://www.baptist.nl/uploads/images/producten/prod1_5155(2).jpg)

It turns while pressing, but my vatiant is designed to use with a hammer  :twisted:

the "hit" will give the screw a push in the direction you specified.

I have used it many times for very tight screws in engines.



Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Luigi on January 11, 2013, 11:18:59 AM
Awesome job, Bruno!! :)


André is right, there IS a special bit to unlock such stuck screws (or screws with worn out "heads"). I'm trying to find it for future projects.
Some WD40 or equal stuff should be applied before trying to open them.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: baddy on January 11, 2013, 12:32:42 PM
This project is of biblical proportions! I see myself back 5 years ago seeing Nuno dismantling this massive game and not caring that it would be a huge task to put it back together! I'm not even mentionning that he had to build a house just for it  ;D.

Good luck to you Nuno, your gaming rooms are brilliant and the care and professionalism you put in them makes me happy!

Keep up the good work, and I dream of a day when you'll open up your lair for arcade fans from all around.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on January 11, 2013, 02:11:13 PM
Some WD40 or equal stuff should be applied before trying to open them.

I remember my brother used Coca Cola on some stubborn rusty bolts on his car many many years ago....
No idea if it really works (Mythbusters ??)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: liquidx on January 11, 2013, 02:22:32 PM
Some WD40 or equal stuff should be applied before trying to open them.

I remember my brother used Coca Cola on some stubborn rusty bolts on his car many many years ago....
No idea if it really works (Mythbusters ??)

It does. I had a galaxian joystick that was stuck like crazy. Rust remover, WD40, nothing would budge the thing. In the end, I left it in coca cola for a week and it came apart super easily.



Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on January 11, 2013, 04:41:41 PM
Would that be the "light", or "zero" Coke? And if it does work, could Fanta do as well?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Belike on January 11, 2013, 04:46:55 PM
Would that be the "light", or "zero" Coke? And if it does work, could Fanta do as well?
Lol, same shit. :D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 11, 2013, 05:12:14 PM
I would say use the zero variant, as it has no sugar

the active component in cola is phosphoric acid.

sugar will make things "sticky"  ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 12, 2013, 08:59:39 AM
EPISODE 05: "Like new dresses..."

Starring : Darth Nuno

...and an other unexpected guest : a bug

And here's the giant joint  brand new vinyl, a roll of 4 x 3 meters :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E05_1.jpg)

Well, the original vinyl was fixed with double side adhesive, but because the brand new vinyl is a little bit finer, I would like to test something else first, something that would fix all the surface.
After my research, it seems that applying vinyl on metal is not a very common or usual thing?  Let's try these 2 products that may do the thing :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E05_2.jpg)

Let's do a test on samples...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E05_3.jpg)

36 hours... it doesn't stick very well...  :?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E05_4.jpg)

Not a problem, I'll finally go with the original way...double side adhesive. Ok it's time to cut 6 pieces of vinyl :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E05_5.jpg)

I'm checking the width of the piece of vinyl... perfect!  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E05_6.jpg)

As I said, double side adhesive...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E05_7.jpg)

...will to the trick, like this  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E05_8.jpg)

I apply it like a side art on a cabinet. First, I stick the first half of the vinyl...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E05_9.jpg)

...and the other part :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E05_10.jpg)

Et voilà :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E05_11.jpg)

Same job for the second 'Gun Base Assy' ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E05_12.jpg)

Most the the screws on the 'Gun Base Assy' were damaged & rusted... I'll replace all of them by brand new ones :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E05_13.jpg)

...progressing...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E05_14.jpg)

...and this is it! 6  'Gun Base Assy' with their new dresses...  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E05_15.jpg)

I'll now 'stand up' all the 6 'Gun Base Assy' for a last cleaning...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E05_16.jpg)

...but also.. what?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E05_17.jpg)

...an other bug here?! Ok, friendlier than the giant spider from the last episode!  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E05_18.jpg)

Ok, so I said that I  'stand up' all the 6 'Gun Base Assy' for a last cleaning but also to cut holes for the wires and screws.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E05_19.jpg)

Episode E05 is also available in this video ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/S06E05-tube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNvrzxA3l0Q)

The End


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: funkycochise on January 12, 2013, 10:15:28 AM

Great, mate,

It's difficult to have motivations to continue even with the cold temperatures outside (and inside)

But I think you'd like to see all this mess rebuilt as soon as you can, especially when you read your
technician book that shows you it's only a HUGE meccano toy.  :lol:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Muerto on January 12, 2013, 10:36:01 AM
Maby it's time you put some heaters in G3 Bruno, i'm worried of condensation with all that steel....
ATM there's a cozy 17 degrees in The Shed, and believe me, that makes a difference!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on January 12, 2013, 01:20:55 PM
Yes. Temporary put a few radiators along the walls, under the windows and perhaps some at the door/entrance. Cool is good, but once you have these metal parts there, and electronics, especially during winter you would do well to mind the ambient temperature.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: strykr on January 13, 2013, 12:05:46 AM
cant add anything that hasnt already been said, but what the hell,

This is truly amazing historical work. Unparalleled commitment. Well done, and keep going :  :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 13, 2013, 10:56:06 AM
EPISODE 06: "Monolith!"

Starring : Darth Nuno
Guest star : Sun


The 'Gun Base Assy' #1 is now ready...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E06_1.jpg)

to receive its ...Gun Assy, sounds logical!  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E06_2.jpg)

A couple of connectors to set...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E06_3.jpg)

...and I can now put the first 'Seat Assy'!  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E06_4.jpg)

Easy access to the screws, thanks to a 'service' opening   :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E06_7.jpg)

It's done!  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E06_5.jpg)

Now same job for the 'Gun Base Assy' #2...let's move it on its 'monolith' position!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E06_6.jpg)

Unfortunately, the half of the seats are damaged...see  :?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E06_8.jpg)

I'll have to rebuild these parts. Long time ago, when I had a bike (CBR 600), I had to repair the motorcycle seat (following an small accident). I'll check that way to make rebuild the damaged/missing ones...hope this won't cost too much!

Ok, here's also parts to clean : the 'Gun Base Assy' edge protection :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E06_9.jpg)

Thinner is really good for cleaning such parts, see  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E06_10.jpg)

On location, once fully cleaned  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E06_11.jpg)

...and TWO  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E06_12.jpg)

Monolith...again!  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E06_13.jpg)

Same job... THREE!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E06_14.jpg)

FOUR!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E06_15.jpg)

During this hard work, I fortunately got 'moral support' from my daughter...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E06_16.jpg)

...yes Sun?

I won't move from here until the game is running!

OK, let's accelerate the work then!  ::) ;D

On the 'Gun Base Assy' #5, I notice an hack done at this level! See the white wire...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E06_17.jpg)

...coming for the 'box boards #1' into the 'Gun assy' :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E06_18.jpg)

Inside the 'Gun assy', that white wire apparently provides 110V to... a power supply located there! What the hell?  :shock:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E06_19.jpg)

Ok, I'll check l8ter the purpose of this 'hack/additional power supply' here! Let's finish the assembling first for now.

FIVE & SIX are done!  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E06_20.jpg)

It takes shape, hell yeah!  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E06_21.jpg)

...and here's this episode 6 in this video :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/S06E06-tube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfpTzFc3fpc)

The End


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on January 13, 2013, 11:00:11 AM
I want to sit in that seat and hold that gun, AND FIRE SOME LASERS, NOW!

About the damaged seats, you can actually rebuild the wooden seat-panel if you un-screw it from under the seat, remove the old staples and buy some new leather. Genuine is more expensive, but there are synthetical alternatives too. Then get some camping-matrass and cut it to fit your wooden seat panel there. Then cut out a piece of leather to fit over both the matrass and panel and use a stapler to attach it underneath the wooden plate, just as the original was.

I am curious though how one can fix these cigarette burns on the white plastics. This is what actually annoys me the most. That people are/where playing Galaxian3 *smoking at the same time*!? What the hell are people thinking??

(... they are not laser-burns, are they?)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Sonic 1992 on January 14, 2013, 06:36:13 AM
Remember the '80s?  Every game had cig burns...  I remember not even noticing the smoke as my parents smoked too.

*note...  I did not follow in those footsteps!   ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: baritonomarchetto on January 14, 2013, 02:20:41 PM
Wow, your Galaxian Theater slowly takes shape Bruno!  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:



Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Geosword X on January 15, 2013, 12:58:02 AM
This project keeps getting better and better by the moment! Keep it up! Don't rush!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on January 15, 2013, 06:40:22 AM
I won't move from here until the game is running!

Now that's the spirit ! Great picture by the way :)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Giddygoon on January 15, 2013, 07:44:11 PM
I've have been following this lately and........O M G !!!

I'm so happy that finally you now have a chance to bring this project into the light!!!

It is going to be hard work but boy, is it gonna be sooooo satisfying when it's complete!


Well done Bruno, keep up the good work!!!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: atarikid on January 16, 2013, 12:50:31 PM
It's great to see how you assemble every part. It will be very satisfying to see it working within a couple of days/weeks.

I guess I have mentionted this before but back in time I have vomited in your Galaxian 3 (Lunapark at Blankenbergen)   :oops:  :oops:  :lol: - not sure which seat though.  ;D

In my defence: I was young, beach party, much of drinks, impressing girls, arcadehal next to it ... well you know the drill. :-)




Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: gyruss on January 16, 2013, 01:03:56 PM
lol!  ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Dazza on January 16, 2013, 01:06:31 PM
I guess I have mentionted this before but back in time I have vomited in your Galaxian 3

bwahahaha Brilliant!

Good work there Bruno, I'm keeping track and McLovin' it.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 16, 2013, 01:21:40 PM
I guess I have mentionted this before but back in time I have vomited in your Galaxian 3 (Lunapark at Blankenbergen)   :oops:  :oops:  :lol: - not sure which seat though.  ;D

Let me make a guess....  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Quote
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E06_8.jpg)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on January 16, 2013, 02:30:16 PM
Infact, Atarikid, now that we know who it was, you should come and help Bruno clean the soiled parts, free of charge. Very noble of you, I'm sure that Bruno will consider your apology later.

Do you remember which station it was? Not on any laser gun, was it?

Damn.. to puke inside a G3!? That must be the best game killer ever. I wonder how long the odeur was there, it must have been devastating for the game's income.

It wasn't enough to just fart in there, was it? You had to throw up.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 16, 2013, 06:03:34 PM
I guess I have mentionted this before but back in time I have vomited in your Galaxian 3 (Lunapark at Blankenbergen)   :oops:  :oops:  :lol: - not sure which seat though.  ;D

LOL! Yes, already mentioned somewhere here ...I remember that!  ::) ...Everything has been 'disinfected' since! :P Mhhh, still do not not If I'll let you in ::) ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on January 16, 2013, 07:56:43 PM
Well, I was kind of looking forward to enjoying a namco-burger sitting at station 3, or 4, but now I'm not so sure. Maybe I'll just go outside on the lawn to eat. Outside would be the best place to eat anyway.

Bruno, you will have some sort of game-day once the G3 is up and running, will you not? I could take a week to travel with Camilla, to Paris perhaps, she loves Paris, and stop by your place along the way.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: atarikid on January 17, 2013, 12:59:05 PM
I guess I have mentionted this before but back in time I have vomited in your Galaxian 3 (Lunapark at Blankenbergen)   :oops:  :oops:  :lol: - not sure which seat though.  ;D


LOL! Yes, already mentioned somewhere here ...I remember that!  ::) ...Everything has been 'disinfected' since! :P Mhhh, still do not not If I'll let you in ::) ;)

 :D :D :D :D

It's a small world isn't it. :) Who had guessed I am reading here on a forum you are assembling a hugh G3 that I have played (and vomited in ;)). Unbelievable!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 19, 2013, 01:58:12 PM
Episode E03 & E04 are now available in this video ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/S06E0304-tube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKBksLy_ucc)

 8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: scr33n on January 19, 2013, 05:38:12 PM
Theater takes shape !!! Go Go Bruno  :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 19, 2013, 05:44:53 PM
Damn ! you move fast dude !  
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oh wait.... its fast playback ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: anunaki on January 20, 2013, 12:28:05 AM
it's great fun to watch, nice music too 8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 20, 2013, 09:56:59 AM
EPISODE 07: "Life on Mars?"

Starring : Darth Nuno, Sam

Mars?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E07_1.jpg)

What's this? Where am I? ... Ok it's the 'central tunnel' part  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E07_25.jpg)

This 'tunnel' will lead power/video/sound wires from the control box (the one in the middle) to the front of the theater. Here's part after removing all that dust coming form mars!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E07_2.jpg)

The black part (that will hold the bass speaker, you will see it later) need to be repaint (too much rust on side), here we go...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E07_3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E07_4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E07_5.jpg)

While the black paint is drying, the main tunnel part is now clean... and almost on location :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E07_6.jpg)

It's also time to restore the six 'cord cover'. Same process for all of them : remove rust...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E07_7.jpg)

...sand them, first layer of primer...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E07_8.jpg)

...two layers of black, and here we are... brand new!  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E07_9.jpg)

Oh, remember I told you all the parts were on the same location now? Well, one major part was missing... still located in a room from my father's house!
So, on the road again!  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E07_10.jpg)

Now inside the V3! That major part is called 'Gate Center'  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E07_11.jpg)

What? Still something missing in the V3? Even after the 'REUNION DAY'?  Yes... where are the three bases that will be located in front of the theater? Oh I remember, they are in the room located under the Nuno's Lair V1! Remember, it's the room I use to store garden tools (and where I use to paint by the way). Ok, let's bring them inside the V3...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E07_12.jpg)

They are very heavy because they will support the weight of the front structure, but also players walking on them.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E07_13.jpg)

Ok, now it's time to prepare the three control boxes and all the connectivity between them. Here's the first control box...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E07_14.jpg)

...and the wires to connect to the second control box :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E07_15.jpg)

Namco did it well! Impossible to go wrong here! Connectors are different shapes and colors.
Now connected, I can 'join' these two boxes together  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E07_16.jpg)

Now, let's examine the connectivity between the second and the third box  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E07_17.jpg)

Mhhh, I'll have to remember that modification and figure out why it has be done...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E07_18.jpg)

Everything is now connected at this level, thanks to the installation manual but also pictures from the disassembling fiver years ago  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E07_19.jpg)

Ok, so the three control boxes are now connected together, but some wires are going on the left wall, starting that third control box...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E07_20.jpg)

...let's open that 'left wall' part...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E07_21.jpg)

Ok, these connectors will provide electricity to the neons/bass speaker + sound signal from the third control box...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E07_22.jpg)

...into the base screen :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E07_23.jpg)

It takes shape!  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E07_24.jpg)

Now, the video :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/S06E07-tube.jpg) (http://youtu.be/np6owqF0DyA)

The End


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on January 20, 2013, 11:01:02 AM
Some people read the news, I read this. Excellent report again, thanks Bruno.

Because my brain is constantly supplied with oxygen, it can't stop to think. When I contemplate the layout of the large 'cinema cabinet' there are a few ideas that come to me. Like, how do you get access to the electronics once the cabinet is assembled? Let us for a moment consider to troubleshoot one of the PCBs inside the controlbox, perhaps you'd need to measure the +5V. With all side panels and roof in place how would you go about to acces the boards compartment?

I keep thinking that it would be alot smarter if all the boards like video-rendering, processing, overlay .. , and power distribution, were located in one and the same rack mount tower of some sort, like servers and lab equipment. It would save a lot of space, make access simpler and surely also keep the cooling more optimal. Why split all the parts into segements connected via these connector-panels, placing it all infront of the player gun-stations?

Now, even though I downloaded your manual, my Foxit reader can't open it, and my old Acrobat reader tells me there's something wrong with the file. So I don't have a complete overview of the machine.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on January 20, 2013, 11:31:07 AM
Alright, I've installed Acrobat 111 now so I can look in the manual. Also, by looking at your pictures I see that there is some space between the screen panels and the player stations. So the boards are placed inside these controlboxes A, B and C, easilly accessible it seems.

Do you really need all the side panels mounted? And the roof? I find it quite sufficient with the screen and gun stations. It gives a more open feel to it, and if there is no sun to bother the picture then it would be good as it is, no?

The projectors will still need stable support though. So you can't really omitt the "entrance gate".

A good reason for installing any kind of roof would be to make a second floor ontop of the G3 where you could place some lower type cabinets, putting some stairs next to the G3.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 20, 2013, 11:44:57 AM
I see that there is some space between the screen panels and the player stations. So the boards are placed inside these controlboxes A, B and C, easilly accessible it seems.

Yes, all that stuff are still easily accessible once the theater reassembled.

Do you really need all the side panels mounted? And the roof? I find it quite sufficient with the screen and gun stations. It gives a more open feel to it, and if there is no sun to bother the picture then it would be good as it is, no?
The projectors will still need stable support though. So you can't really omitt the "entrance gate".
A good reason for installing any kind of roof would be to make a second floor ontop of the G3 where you could place some lower type cabinets, putting some stairs next to the G3.

Nope, the Theater must be complete! Or it won't be a Galaxian Theater... In addition, the front structure hide many wires, without counting it supports and gives the right orientation to the projectors, special lightening, speakers and other effects...  8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Alpha1 on January 21, 2013, 01:57:05 PM
This is awesome stuff Bruno.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Luigi on January 21, 2013, 02:46:22 PM
Wow, EPIC!!   :spaceace:


If you don't find a wire to fit into the connector....it might be a GROUND wire to be attached to the pin in the green circle?? ???



Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 21, 2013, 07:58:55 PM
Episode E05 is now available in this video ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/S06E05-tube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNvrzxA3l0Q)

 8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 22, 2013, 09:56:14 PM
...and here's the Episode E06 : Monolith! in video :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/S06E06-tube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfpTzFc3fpc)

 8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on January 24, 2013, 03:22:09 PM
This may seem like an annoying question for you, Bruno, but when do you think you'll have this project completed?

Oh, and mention it to Scr33n that he should scratch build one of these, it could be interesting :D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: scr33n on January 24, 2013, 06:01:59 PM
Oh, and mention it to Scr33n that he should scratch build one of these, it could be interesting :D

 :shock: :shock: :)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on January 24, 2013, 07:32:54 PM
LOL  ;D

I expect Scr33n to finish something like that in 2 months easily.


 ;D ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 24, 2013, 08:07:42 PM
This may seem like an annoying question for you, Bruno, but when do you think you'll have this project completed?

Well ::) ;) ...stay tuned guys!  8)

Oh, and mention it to Scr33n that he should scratch build one of these, it could be interesting :D

I can provide all the measures, yeah!  ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 24, 2013, 11:05:01 PM
EPISODE 08: "Like a huge Meccano"

Starring : Darth Nuno

The 6 gun base assy' are all connected to the 3 'control box'. Here's one of the six connectors, located at the rear side of a'control box' :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E08_1.jpg)

2 connectors per 'control box' simply means... 6 connectors for 6 gun base assy', sounds good, huh!  8)
They all need a good cleaning...

In the middle of the 'control box' located ...in the 'middle' (between player #3 and #4), you can see the connectors used to plug power/sound/video...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E08_2.jpg)

...that will go to the front of the theater, inside the 'central tunnel' here...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E08_3.jpg)

...via these two HUGE cables...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E08_4.jpg)

...now un-boxed...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E08_5.jpg)

...and connected!  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E08_6.jpg)

See these parts...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E08_7.jpg)

Like a huge Meccano! Here's what to do with them  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/pilar.jpg)

Yes, they will fix the three 'bases' together...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E08_8.jpg)

Done!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E08_9.jpg)

Here's an other huge part :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E08_10.jpg)

It's called 'side pillar'. Now on location  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E08_11.jpg)

All the front base has to be push against the 6 gun base assy', which must be also pushed against the three control boxes.
So, it's now time to push & connect the 6 gun base assy' to the control boxes, like this  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E08_12.jpg)

Done!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E08_13.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E08_14.jpg)

Before pushing all the front base against the 6 gun base assy, I have to fix the last part of the left wall...done!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E08_15.jpg)

I decided to become 'blood brother' with that machine... nan  :P I stuck my finger when moving alone the front base part... nothing at all!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E08_16.jpg)

Darth Nuno : Left Side Pillar...do you hear me?
SP : Yes, my master.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E08_17.jpg)

Darth Nuno : Rise!  ;D

I decide to connect the front base to the rest of the Theater now, before it will be to heavy for moving it on my carpet :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E08_18.jpg)

Wow... now we can really start to 'size' the monster!  :P :-*

The End


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: scr33n on January 24, 2013, 11:22:27 PM
 :o :o :o

Amazing!!!

:spaceace: :-*


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 25, 2013, 03:06:58 AM
Looking at your last pic :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E08_18.jpg)

I think it maybe looks better for the room to leave the side panels out  ::)

Like a big window  :P


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on January 25, 2013, 03:09:20 AM
Looking at your last pic :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E08_18.jpg)

I think it maybe looks better for the room to leave the side panels out  ::)

Like a big window  :P

No, then the theater would not be complete


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: leonk on January 25, 2013, 04:51:10 AM
I kinda like the idea of keeping it more "open concept".  You have full control of lighting in your arcade room, something a lot of locations didn't have where these monsters were installed.  Air/heat/cooling will circulate better, and it will make your arcade room look/feel bigger.

On a side note, I can imagine 20 years down the road when this monster is taken apart for renovation/move/fill in the blank, the carpet under it would still be perfectly brand new compared to the rest of the room!   :lol:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Sonic 1992 on January 25, 2013, 05:40:36 AM
Crazy!!!!  :D   Love It!!!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Luigi on January 25, 2013, 08:16:48 AM
WOW....just WOW....I mean....WOW!!!!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Q*ris on January 25, 2013, 09:22:07 AM
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/tgm.jpg)
...is coming back to life!
V_E_R_Y impressive work, buddy  :shock: :shock: :shock:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: subzero1970 on January 25, 2013, 10:44:53 AM
lets hope it still works after 5 years of doing nothing!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Wil2000 on January 25, 2013, 04:15:14 PM
Miss Nuno:
"Oh sweet heart, don't you think it would look better on the other side of the room? Please, would you like to try, just to see if I'm right?"
This was the last thing Nuno heard before his heart attack  ;D
Just kidding, very very veryyyyyyyyyyy impressive work Nuno!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Muerto on January 25, 2013, 05:12:29 PM
Miss Nuno:
"Oh sweet heart, don't you think it would look better on the other side of the room? Please, would you like to try, just to see if I'm right?"
This was the last thing Nuno heard before his heart attack  ;D

LOOOOL!!!!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: HHaase on January 25, 2013, 06:26:53 PM
lets hope it still works after 5 years of doing nothing!


Shhhh... don't jinx it.

(Wondering the same thing myself too)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on January 25, 2013, 07:37:03 PM
Having actually played it BITD: do not leave anything out Bruno. The G3 must be G3, with all "bells and whistles". You don't want to see other machines' lights or other lighting from the corner of your eyes.
The feeling of being in the "theatre", totally "encapsulated" gives you a feeling of being inside the spaceship....believe me, every part has it's function. Even the sound would be wrong without side-panels or leaving other stuff away....

But I'm confident Bruno's plan is: as original as possible  ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 25, 2013, 11:11:45 PM
Once again, my plan is the one Andre just described : 100% complete, original and fully working! 8)
After that, I presume my ultimate 'ArcadeLifeStyle' dream can be considered as completed!  :-*


...stay tuned, guys!  8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on January 25, 2013, 11:21:43 PM
Once again, my plan is the one Andre just described : 100% complete, original and fully working! 8)
After that, I presume my ultimate 'ArcadeLifeStyle' dream can be considered as completed!  :-*


...stay tuned, guys!  8)

And then you can sell your house, retire and move to the country and get a mame machine :D

Great idea huh?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 25, 2013, 11:27:32 PM
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/tgm.jpg)
...is coming back to life!
V_E_R_Y impressive work, buddy  :shock: :shock: :shock:

Very close to the original poster Chris!  ;)  :arrow:

(http://flyers.arcade-museum.com/flyers_video/namco/21111401.jpg)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: gyruss on January 25, 2013, 11:33:50 PM
I rember the Japanese theater had an improvised ceiling, are you going to do something similar?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 25, 2013, 11:37:44 PM
I rember the Japanese theater had an improvised ceiling, are you going to do something similar?

Yes, I plan a solid (but light) roof.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 26, 2013, 08:22:26 AM
...and here's the Episode E07 : "Life On Mars"  video :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/S06E07-tube.jpg) (http://youtu.be/np6owqF0DyA)

 8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: italiandoh on January 26, 2013, 12:17:27 PM
Once again, my plan is the one Andre just described : 100% complete, original and fully working! 8)
After that, I presume my ultimate 'ArcadeLifeStyle' dream can be considered as completed!  :-*


...stay tuned, guys!  8)

Bruno, impressive job but... my advice is to take your time and with a lot of calm and patience remove all the rust and repaint the needed parts.
I understand you want to see your dream put together as soon as possible and you have to finish the theater before starting to arrange the other games in the room, but this is really the kind of work you personally do once in a lifetime. I don't think you will want to go back and fix rust problems later on.
Just my two cents. Anyway, all the best!

Matteo


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on January 26, 2013, 12:51:54 PM
Great update, looking nice.

I actually met a guy from "Arcade Belgium" at the show in England this week. We discussed Brunos Galaxian3 restoration project. Anybody who is anything in the arcade game collecting circles knows about it, or at least has heard about it. I told him that when it's finished and ready, he should make a big article about it. It's one of those "once in a life time" things.

If only the guys who built the pyramids had documented their stuff as meticulously...


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on January 26, 2013, 01:40:59 PM
If only the guys who built the pyramids had documented their stuff as meticulously...

Then there would be no mysteries in the world about Egypt


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Geosword X on January 27, 2013, 02:04:15 AM
Having actually played it BITD: do not leave anything out Bruno. The G3 must be G3, with all "bells and whistles". You don't want to see other machines' lights or other lighting from the corner of your eyes.
The feeling of being in the "theatre", totally "encapsulated" gives you a feeling of being inside the spaceship....believe me, every part has it's function. Even the sound would be wrong without side-panels or leaving other stuff away....

But I'm confident Bruno's plan is: as original as possible  ;D


A agree with you man! Why play G3 with open walls and Daytona USA blaring next to you, its built as an enclosed theater, not an open room projection like in today's home theaters. Bruno PLEASE take your time with your project it's coming along so well!!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 27, 2013, 07:45:54 AM
EPISODE 09: "The Walls"

Starring : Darth Nuno

It's now time to close the Theater by fixing the side panels.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E09_1.jpg)

[mhhh, cannot easy remove these 5 years old stickers now (don't have my stickers remover product atm), will do it l8ter...]

Fixing these side panels are not too complicated (except they are heavy to manipulate alone), but they must be perfectly aligned to each other, or the light may enter into the Theater. The correct alignment also depend how accurate the base elements (boxes under the side panels) were placed (they all must be horizontal!).
So far so good  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E09_2.jpg)

Namco engineers did it well! You can't see it on the pictures, but each panel has few small holes that allow to slightly adjust the panel, by inserting a (strong)nail into. Men, without that it would be impossible for me to do the job alone, especially in my case : I only have access from the 'inside' of the theater, the outside part is against the wall!  :P

Right side done!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E09_3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E09_4.jpg)

I'm happy... I didn't find back the five 'screen plastic cover'.... they were hidden in a box still in my attic! They are now 'on location'  8) See, it's the 5 black covers on the top of the screen. They hide the screws. Note that they supposed to have a sticker on them, missing on mine. Will reproduce them l8ter.
Oh, I also found back the 'base plastic cover', but they are not fixed atm...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E09_5.jpg)

General view of the Namco mother ship!  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E09_6.jpg)

Ok, same job for the left side...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E09_7.jpg)

Yeah, it's huge... NAMCO is HHUUGGGEE!  :-* :-* :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E09_8.jpg)

The Toutânkhamon's grave Theater closes gradually...  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E09_9.jpg)

Now, let's fix the 6 screen roofs.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E09_12.jpg)

These 6 panels have to go here, on the top of the screen, by sliding them under the brackets  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E09_13.jpg)

View from the top  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E09_14.jpg)

Done!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E09_15.jpg)

Guys, these panels are really heavy for being manipulated alone, especially when I have to slide them between the brackets on the top of the theater! It's was a pain to do that!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E09_16.jpg)

View from the front... impressive! I wanna play now!  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E09_17.jpg)

While I contemplate the Theater, I can hear a 'boom'! What the hell??
Ok, see that ladder on the top of that Berzerk?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E09_10.jpg)

Well, I put my laptop on the top of that ladder in order to film the restoration process with its integrate camera...it fell behind the Berzerk!  :evil:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E09_11.jpg)

Ok, still alive! But now I'll use a safer and better way to do it... with this brand new camera!  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E09_18.jpg)

Starting from now, the video will have better quality! (I should have to buy it at the beginning of the project)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E09_19.jpg)

The End


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 27, 2013, 07:55:11 AM
I'm happy... I didn't find back the five 'screen plastic cover'.... they were hidden in a box still in my attic! They are now 'on location'  8) See, it's the 5 black covers on the top of the screen. They hide the screws. Note that they supposed to have a sticker on them, missing on mine. Will reproduce them l8ter.

If you have the file, i can take them along with my ongoing sticker run on vinyl if you want. i am in the middle of a run right now..

Let me know  ;)

The theater is comming along great !  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 27, 2013, 07:56:31 AM
Thanks Etienne, will check that  ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Superully on January 27, 2013, 09:41:54 AM
a lot has already been said about that, bruno, so i'll save my breath and just add this: you're a mad man :P 8) ;D

what i've been wondering though is this: why did you decide to "squeeze" that galaxian theater in the corner of the room? if i were you, i would have centered it in the middle of the wall, so that you could actually see the left and the right outer side of the theater. i would then have put arcade machine on the oppising sides of the theaters' sidepanels, so that you always have the theater in your back while playing those machines. imho it would have looked so much nicer and not that "squeezed" ...


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 27, 2013, 09:48:39 AM
Well, in short, I tried (thanks to Google SketchUp) all the location/orientation possibilities for the Theater, and that one is the best one. You'll better figure out what I mean when you'll see the Theater and the other games in the V3...  8) But yeah, that Theater located in the middle of the V3 would be a blast, it was my initial idea, but my V3 is not large enough for that scheme... :roll:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 27, 2013, 09:48:52 AM
Episode E08 'Like a Huge Meccano" is now available in video. :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/S06E08-tube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM2weXBcf1Y)

 8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on January 27, 2013, 01:28:01 PM
Well, in short, I tried (thanks to Google SketchUp) all the location/orientation possibilities for the Theater, and that one is the best one. You'll better figure out what I mean when you'll see the Theater and the other games in the V3...  8) But yeah, that Theater located in the middle of the V3 would be a blast, it was my initial idea, but my V3 is not large enough for that scheme... :roll:

Could we see any of these sketch up positions or have they been deleted?

Also can we see a sketch up of the entire lair (V1,V2,V3) when it's finished. Now that I've written it it seems difficult. But if you want :)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Superully on January 27, 2013, 01:43:14 PM
Well, in short, I tried (thanks to Google SketchUp) all the location/orientation possibilities for the Theater, and that one is the best one. You'll better figure out what I mean when you'll see the Theater and the other games in the V3...  8) But yeah, that Theater located in the middle of the V3 would be a blast, it was my initial idea, but my V3 is not large enough for that scheme... :roll:

i'm sure you've tried various "virtual" combinations, but judging from the following picture there seems to be tons of space to the left of the theater :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E09_4.jpg)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Muerto on January 27, 2013, 02:20:05 PM
Well, in short, I tried (thanks to Google SketchUp) all the location/orientation possibilities for the Theater, and that one is the best one. You'll better figure out what I mean when you'll see the Theater and the other games in the V3...  8) But yeah, that Theater located in the middle of the V3 would be a blast, it was my initial idea, but my V3 is not large enough for that scheme... :roll:

i'm sure you've tried various "virtual" combinations, but judging from the following picture there seems to be tons of space to the left of the theater :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E09_4.jpg)

Maby his planning to put games against the NAMCO sign on this side then??


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Superully on January 27, 2013, 02:42:58 PM
Maby his planning to put games against the NAMCO sign on this side then??

that would be a shame - that namco sign is so cool and needs to stay entirely visible! (imho of course)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on January 27, 2013, 02:53:24 PM
Nothing is really terminal. It's just a large cabinet, it can be moved. Or disassembled to a certain degree, then moved and reassembled. If the initial plan isn't working out too well Bruno can easilly redecorate. In a month, or two, you know, after a good nights sleep, a few belgian burgers and maybe some steroids - easy peasy. No problem at all.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Muerto on January 27, 2013, 03:33:53 PM
Maby his planning to put games against the NAMCO sign on this side then??

that would be a shame - that namco sign is so cool and needs to stay entirely visible! (imho of course)

It is cool, but look how high it sits, i dont even think it will be covered by the machines...


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on January 28, 2013, 10:05:58 AM
It's certainly taller than Starblade, seeing the cabinet side panels next to the G3 there in the picture.

but.. aha! Did Bruno 'squash' his Starblade? - I did it to mine. The game is super awesome, no doubt, but I just couldn't find the space to leave the cabinet intact. And (please don't hit me...) it can be played in a more comfortable fashion with a starwars-yoke on any low-res cabinet.

And speaking as a doctor about to amputate a patient's leg; the same can be done to the Galaxian 3. It can be 'compressed' in a similar way.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: atarikid on January 28, 2013, 12:50:15 PM

View from the front... impressive! I wanna play now!  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E09_17.jpg)


The yellow lighting could be a problem here. Are you going to cover the raster ceiling?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on January 28, 2013, 02:34:43 PM
.. oops

I think that Bruno could install separate light switches for the lights to accomodate the usage of G3 in the best possible way. Or just cover that part of the ceiling.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Luigi on January 28, 2013, 03:09:36 PM
I guess those grids are for the warm air...it has to go somewhere or you can have a "wet-t-shirt-contest" inside  ;D

btw....Bruno, did you consider this thing to produce lots of heat?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 28, 2013, 07:18:23 PM
but.. aha! Did Bruno 'squash' his Starblade? -

No way, it's an other one! MAKE SPACE FOR STARBLADE!  ;)

The yellow lighting could be a problem here. Are you going to cover the raster ceiling?

Yes, part of the plan.

that namco sign is so cool and needs to stay entirely visible! (imho of course)

Agree! The huge NAMCO sign will rise in the game room, impossible to miss it, believe me!  ;)

I guess those grids are for the warm air...it has to go somewhere or you can have a "wet-t-shirt-contest" inside  ;D
btw....Bruno, did you consider this thing to produce lots of heat?

I don't think so, we will see  :P


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 29, 2013, 04:12:53 PM
Episode E09 "The Walls" is now available in video. :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/S06E09-tube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QTUa9QxnCk)

 8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on January 29, 2013, 06:25:46 PM
What impresses me is that you do it all by yourself, Bruno. No partners, no slaves, not even a helping dwarf - totally a *one man gang* challenge. And you seem to manage very well. Simply awesome.

It'll be time to install the electronics soon, will it not?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on January 29, 2013, 06:36:41 PM
btw....Bruno, did you consider this thing to produce lots of heat?
That has already been discussed my friend:  http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=231.msg60181#msg60181

It produces 1400W of heat... well almost :)

So to compare, take a nice gourmet-set like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrt_bB9nM74

, plug it in and feel the heat :)

However, of course all the heat won't come from one point in this case. The beamers will probably produce the most heat but they are near the front of the theatre and it might be good for them to have some "exhaust" above them if you are planning to do a full "ceiling" Bruno.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on January 29, 2013, 06:41:45 PM
1400 Watts? Come on, Level42. You shouldn't believe everything you read in the papers.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on January 29, 2013, 06:57:05 PM
You have reason to believe it uses more than specced by the factory ? I doubt it. Also see my "guesstimating" earlier this thread which came pretty much to the same figure...


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Cyril on January 29, 2013, 07:02:00 PM
Your video are so hypnotic !!

I came twice a day to see update, i'm probably very sad when all of this was finish :(


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: ombrenoire on January 29, 2013, 07:14:04 PM
Finally the V3 with GT6 are now very small  :P

 ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on January 29, 2013, 07:15:14 PM
Damn, this picture is so great, it needs to be posted again:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E09_17.jpg)

Looks like the flight-deck of your space ship is almost done Bruno, take off for the stars !!!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Geosword X on January 30, 2013, 03:04:22 AM
Damn, this picture is so great, it needs to be posted again:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E09_17.jpg)

Looks like the flight-deck of your space ship is almost done Bruno, take off for the stars !!!  ;D ;D ;D

What's that sound? UGSF is calling us!!! :spaceace:
So close yet, so far so good! ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 30, 2013, 07:43:09 AM
It'll be time to install the electronics soon, will it not?
Yes, very soon!  :P

Power consumption is 1400W, according the installation manual :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/g3-power.jpg)

Even if that Theater is a true 'Arcade Monster', it's not a power plant or some kind of factory in terms of consumption.
Basically, it's twice the StarBlade hardware + 2 LD players + 2 sound amps + extra lightning, and 2 three-tube projectors instead 2 monitors...

Your video are so hypnotic !!

Thanks, the music really helps also. And speaking about the music, I'd like to take now the opportunity to thank Mister DCE for his permission to select any music he composed, for the 'episode 9' video (and other ones to come), perfectly in the spirit of the 'Galaxian3' game  :)

In addition to be a great music composer (you can listen his work right here (http://soundcloud.com/mister-dce)), he is also a crazy Arcade Life Styler'... See for example this AWESOME Galaxy Force Super Deluxe resurrection, starting from this :

(http://img1.uplood.fr/mamu/xygi_situation_initiale1.jpg)

...to this this  :arrow:

(http://img1.uplood.fr/mamu/cfmg_02.jpg)

One of the craziest restoration topics I've ever seen, check it out right here (http://www.gamoover.net/Forums/index.php?topic=13688.0)!

Looks like the flight-deck of your space ship is almost done Bruno, take off for the stars !!!  ;D ;D ;D

Hell yeah! I feel like Ibanez in StarShip Troopers here  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/ibanez.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRH37HWKnkA)

 ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on January 30, 2013, 08:41:08 AM
Oh yes, thanks, I noticed the 1400w in the manual. But I just can't belive it.



Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 30, 2013, 08:58:38 AM
Why not, its just a few boards, two projectors and some lights

and i bet that the projectors are the two guys that draw the most current

dont let the size of the theater fool you, thats just some metal.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on January 30, 2013, 09:20:26 AM
I think it draws less that that, actually. You all think that I think that it draws more. But that's not the case.

I think, if Bruno would measure the total load of the G3 once running, with all lights, projectors and speakers on, that it would be less than 1400w. I know it's trivial, but my Electrolux vac draws about 900 watts, which is more than plenty considering it sucks quite intensly.

But, ofcourse I may be dead wrong because I know there are plenty of fans in there. Both the projectors and controlboxes need good cooling. So.. I am just curious.

Given the fact that Bruno will be playing this monster a long while, probably having regular parties with the thing switched on for hours (I know I would), the electrical bill would rocket so high that Bruno would need to work three jobs to compensate.

I think that the "1400" is a safety measure to ensure that the location hosting the G3 has prepared a good power line. I wouldn't be surprised if the actual wattage was half that.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 30, 2013, 09:43:24 AM
Indeed, i was thinking you thought i drew more  :D

like i stated before:

lets see, it has 2 beamers, audio system and the pcb sets and some fluorecent tubes.

i guess its not drawing more than max 1250 watts at 220 Volts.

What does the manual say Bruno ?

(Or what is the rating of the huge stepdown converter used ? )



Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on January 30, 2013, 10:33:02 AM
Haha.. I'm just being meticulous, rediculously meticulous. Forget it. I tend to do that when I'm impatient for something to happen, it's a mental illness.

Anyway. I am confident that the G3 eats power like Pacman eats dots. So when, if, I ever come by Bruno's in the future to play this awesome pieces of historical wonder, I will be sure to bring with me some sort of contribution. If not the classical offering in the form of a virgin maiden, then at least a financial compensation that will allow the G3 to continue its life without Bruno losing his shirt over it.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 30, 2013, 10:41:37 AM
EPISODE 10: "OMG"

Starring : Darth Nuno, Dad & Sam
Guest star : Darth Nunette

Let's start the 'hard work' around the 'front/entrance' of the Theater. Here You can see that huge central part, and its three 'pillars'...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_1.jpg)

...now attached.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_2.jpg)

This huge part, as you can guess, will host the two Sony projectors. An other view :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_3.jpg)

The two external pillars will be fixed to these two parts on the base  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_4.jpg)

a better view :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_5.jpg)

The central pillar will be fixed here :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_6.jpg)

Well, it's time to do the frightening job of "lifting & rotating" that heaaaavvvvyyyyyy 'central' part with its pillars attached!
I've seen that operation executed on the GT6 re assembling videos from our Japanese friends. They were a lot of guys for doing the job  :shock:
Mhhh, what the installation manual says?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_8.jpg)

"this step requires 4 people...."

...and no mention about rotating all the thing with the pillars attached?

Because we are only  ...three ( :oops:) people at the moment, I decide to go with the 'Japanese' way! Carpe Diem  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_9.jpg)

Done. Once the part in place, no need to maintain it anymore Sam  ;) Ok... in the name of safety then  ;)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_7.jpg)

Ok, I can fix all the screws... but something wrong regarding the central pillar: a part is missing?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_10.jpg)

Yes, the central pillar is supposed to be maintained by two metal plates, but there's only one of them... No problemo, let's add a custom one  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_11.jpg)

The central part, once in location is very stable, and the other front parts (gates to come) will consolidate it even more. So I'm sure my custom part would not be necessary, but it's just an additional security for me. Done  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_12.jpg)

Speaking about the front gates, here's the right one. It need a good cleaning first...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_13.jpg)

My Dad & Sam are here today because as you guess, it's the 'big parts' moving day  ;D. Ok, right front gate 'on location'  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_14.jpg)

Front left gate on location... I'm connecting all the cables between these new parts...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_15.jpg)

No, I'm not powering that machine now  ::) ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_16.jpg)

...I'm just doing a short break!  ;D ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_17.jpg)

...because yeah! I more & more realize a Galaxian Theater is taking shape in front of me, see  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_20.jpg)

View from the top :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_21.jpg)

Hey, I didn't noticed this?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_22.jpg)

Bad alignment of the side plate and the front! What to do?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_23.jpg)

... roll back? ...nahn!  ;D Fixed now!  :)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_24.jpg)

View from the 'inside'  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_25.jpg)

Still few small parts to fix to the front gates...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_26.jpg)

... a lot of wires/connectors to check...Namco did it well, impossible to go wrong!  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_27.jpg)

Darling? Come and see my new arcade game?  ::)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_28.jpg)

"OMG!"

 ;D

The End


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on January 30, 2013, 11:10:02 AM
I could live in there.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: gyruss on January 30, 2013, 12:10:28 PM
Lol, what does your wive think of it?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on January 30, 2013, 12:17:18 PM
Great last pic.....I know Mrs.Nunette is not the tallest person so the G3 looks even more monstrous in size :D

Nice shoes by the way....very nice !  ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on January 30, 2013, 12:21:18 PM
About the power rating: The figure indicated is always something of a maximum. However, you have to remember that if you switch on stuff, the power surge is a lot MORE than the nominal rating. And operators didn't want to have their fuses blowing everytime they power up, so yes the 1400W is likely a bit on the high side.
After power up, the consumption varies a bit for about all machines.
It's always nice to hear the power up of my SW cockpit f.i., it really gives a audible OOOMP....for a short while. Love that sound...


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: atarikid on January 30, 2013, 12:46:37 PM
EPISODE 10: "OMG"

Darling? Come and see my new arcade game?  ::)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E010_28.jpg)


The End

That last picture is awesome. Your wifes reaction says it all. :-)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Belike on January 30, 2013, 01:24:32 PM
Awesome!!! ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Wil2000 on January 30, 2013, 02:34:20 PM
"When I told him "one last cab", this is not really what I was thinking for..."
 ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on January 31, 2013, 12:55:24 PM
Just out of curiosity, did you ever get the keys for the projector hatches?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on January 31, 2013, 01:02:11 PM
And just look at what the room was before And what it has in it now.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: scr33n on January 31, 2013, 02:25:32 PM
 :o :o :o


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Luigi on January 31, 2013, 02:34:29 PM
I had expected that you would put the theater with the entrance towards the position of the camera


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Muerto on January 31, 2013, 05:59:41 PM
Epic!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 31, 2013, 06:11:14 PM
Episode E10 "OMG" is now available, guys!

Starting from now, enjoy the videos in FULL HD for full screen details!  ;)

Check this out!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/S06E10-tube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJs9sfhy8bc)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on February 01, 2013, 09:03:12 AM
Just out of curiosity, did you ever get the keys for the projector hatches?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on February 01, 2013, 09:16:40 AM
Just out of curiosity, did you ever get the keys for the projector hatches?
Nope, but it's not a problem since the theater is disassembled. I will use new locks for the two projectors hatches.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on February 01, 2013, 10:52:42 AM
I like your dad there, 'man with the cap and bushy eyebrows', inspecting the construction of Galaxian theater. Kind of makes you wonder what he was doing when he was your age. Probably not collecting interactive digital art of any sort.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Donkey on February 01, 2013, 04:55:23 PM
It's getting more and more crazy! Can't wait to see it up and running :)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 01, 2013, 07:45:13 PM
I had expected that you would put the theater with the entrance towards the position of the camera
+1  8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on February 03, 2013, 10:29:56 AM
Found this on the Internet.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on February 03, 2013, 02:30:09 PM
I see it. The document actually reveals that you need two women in the crew to be able to fully play the game.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 03, 2013, 02:39:53 PM
and thats exactly the count that bruno has  ;D

although 1 need to grow a little i guess  ::) :D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on February 05, 2013, 10:45:13 PM
I like your dad there, 'man with the cap and bushy eyebrows', inspecting the construction of Galaxian theater. Kind of makes you wonder what he was doing when he was your age. Probably not collecting interactive digital art of any sort.

Yes, totally! I also remember I tried many times to explain him the main objective of the game room V3, almost built exclusively to match the Galaxian3 Theater6 specifications! ...without success. But now since he can see the monster coming to live, he's more & more curious about it!  ;) Will be fun to see him playing it at the end! Because now, it's no more 'words or 'a dream' only.. this beast exists in the real world... inside the Nuno's Lair!  8)

Found this on the Internet.

You have no idea how many times I dreamed while watching that flyer! I've used that flyer for the very first picture of this topic by the way, see  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/teasing/teas1.jpg)

Because it was a 'teasing picture', I had to 'hide' it on the picture. Of course I don't have it in my hand, but the flyer is lying on the Space Invaders cocktail table...  :P


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on February 05, 2013, 10:54:34 PM
EPISODE 11: "Let's name it..."

Starring : Darth Nuno

Hey, this part of the V3 is almost empty!  8) No more huges parts...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E11_1.jpg)

This metal beast is quite cool... but still has no name on it?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E11_2.jpg)

Ahhhaaaa! OK! Here we are... I have this ...'marquee'? since so many years in my office or my attic, and now it is here! ... almost on location!  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E11_3.jpg)

A quick look inside...interesting : a bulb fixed on a 'rotary/motorized' platform? Yes, and on each side of the marquee! How cool it will look once plugged! Can't wait guys!  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E11_4.jpg)

Let's name it! Galaxian³ ...Rise!  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E11_5.jpg)

Here's the 2nd 'marquee' ... the original one that came with the first Theater6 mission : Project Dragoon!  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E11_6.jpg)

That one was hidden under the 'Attack Of The Zolgear' marquee kit ('Attack Of The Zolgear' is the 2nd and last game done by Namco for the Theater6)
It looks in very good condition to me (normal, it has been hidden/protected by the 'Zolgear' marquee for many years), expect there are a lot of @#%*? on it!?  :evil:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E11_7.jpg)

I would say it's the remain of 20 years old 'coke/ice cream/candies?'... Beuark!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E11_8.jpg)

I'm lucky, only one tatoo ... M+I ?  ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E11_9.jpg)

Damn it! All that dirt was not easy to remove. I had to use strong products, mostly my usual 'sticker remover liquid' but very carefully... I didn't want to ruin this unique marquee! Done  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E11_10.jpg)

Let's sub-name it!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E11_11.jpg)

My initial idea was to present the GT6 in its original "Galaxian³ Theater6 / Project Dragoon" setup... I mean without any Zolgear items, but 4 'lamp covers' are missing as you can see in the previous picture. These 4 'lamp covers' was removed by the operator (original owner) when he applied the 'Zolgear' kit. Because yes, in order to apply the 'Zolgear' kit, the 4 central 'lamp covers' have to be removed. Here's one 'lamp cover', from the edge of the theater :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E11_12.jpg)

Well, of course I didn't know that, five years ago during the disassembling. Maybe these 4 plastic covers are still somewhere in the basement of that Belgium game room? I doubt it! It's just 4 pieces of plastics... probably trashed since all these years... but who knows? I'll ask the operator if by chance it's still 'somewhere'?

Ok, because I really want to display the original 'Project Dragoon' marquee, but I don't want to let the 4 lamps 'naked' (without their cover), I'll do a Dragoon/Zolgear mix, see  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E11_13.jpg)

View from the back... not finished of course :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E11_14.jpg)

View inside the central part, that will host...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E11_15.jpg)

...the two projectors :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E11_18.jpg)

The projectors wires are going down inside one of the three pillars, the central one...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E11_16.jpg)

...and at the base of that pillar, a connector for the Bose bass speaker,...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E11_17.jpg)

...which is now connected and on location  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E11_19.jpg)

And of course, these two huge wires are going inside the middle PCB rack, via the 'tunnel' between player seat #3 and #4

So, to resume, most of the cables are located here, inside the central pillar...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E11_20.jpg)

...now hidden, and protected by this plate!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E11_21.jpg)

The End


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 05, 2013, 11:05:29 PM
Almost done bruno !  looking good !


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on February 06, 2013, 08:43:41 AM
No smoking!? You want to tell you father he can't smoke his pipe in there?? You need to get rid of those stickers, Bruno. Really.

Otherwise, looking splendid! Everything is coming along as I have forseen.. (!), well at least as I've always hoped.

I also hope you will recover the lost covers there. Damn these little details when missing, it is so annoying!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Laszo on February 06, 2013, 08:53:53 AM
So cool... Keep it up :)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: old school on February 08, 2013, 09:05:39 AM
FAKE

I'm sure there 'is 10 NAMCO engineer and technician
Living in your shed in the garden working all night !!

I' dont believe you !!!!

 :D  ;D  :D

Amazing Bruno


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Superully on February 08, 2013, 09:26:55 AM
amazing work so far, bruno, honestly i thought you would have much more problems getting it back together. i can't wait when you flick the ON-switch for the first time. make sure to record this historic moment on tape or even better: MAKE IT A REAL-TIME LIVE EVENT!!!

Ok, because I really want to display the original 'Project Dragoon' marquee, but I don't want to let the 4 lamps 'naked' (without their cover), I'll do a Dragoon/Zolgear mix, see  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E11_13.jpg)

as for the marquee display: i can understand your tendency to display the original marquee, but this setup that you have right now looks totally lame - imho of course. it looks so unfinished - i would complete the setup if i were you!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: hugo_ausdemwald on February 08, 2013, 05:39:48 PM
Maybe you can reproduce the missing lamp covers with a 3d printing service like www.shapeways.com. Price Per cm³: White: $1.40, Black: $1.75, Polished: $1.50, Dyed: $1.50 (Material: Strong & Flexible Plastic)





Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on February 09, 2013, 12:05:59 AM
Episode 11 "Let's Name It!" is now available in this HD video  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/S06E11-tube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKTRE22jJhA)

Enjoy!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: baritonomarchetto on February 10, 2013, 11:40:09 AM
TURN-IT-ON DUDE!  ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Orrimarrko on February 12, 2013, 12:23:54 AM
By far one of the most amazing restorations I've ever seen.

I never saw or played this game in the arcades, so I'm just in awe.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: leonk on February 12, 2013, 04:28:30 PM
No update for a few days now .. need .. my .. fix ..   ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on February 14, 2013, 01:58:36 PM
No update for a few days now .. need .. my .. fix ..   ;D

its been nearly 10 whole days since the last episode  :o ???


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on February 14, 2013, 08:49:27 PM
[personal live mode=ON]Well, almost no time 4 me this week, daughter is sick  :oops: we are sleeping less than only 3 hours per night since two days... a nightmare! But I guess it's the same for all parents...  :-\ [personal live mode=Off]
I should have time this WE to prepare the next episode ... so stay tuned guys  ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on February 14, 2013, 09:29:17 PM
[personal live mode=ON]Well, almost no time 4 me this week, daughter is sick  :oops: we are sleeping less than only 3 hours per night since two days... a nightmare! But I guess it's the same for all parents...  :-\ [personal live mode=Off]
I should have time this WE to prepare the next episode ... so stay tuned guys  ;)

I'm sorry to hear your daughter is sick. I hope she gets better goon.

- Nic


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: leonk on February 15, 2013, 08:43:07 PM
Sorry to hear that. As a parent of 2 kids (4 year old and 16 month old) I understand. Children Tylenol is our best friend!  ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on February 15, 2013, 09:44:26 PM
These are the tricks life will play sometimes. Hang in there and have some rest.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Luigi on February 16, 2013, 12:18:15 PM
"Gute Besserung!"

All the best for your little one :(


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on February 17, 2013, 06:05:44 PM
EPISODE 12: "A six eyes beast!"

Starring : Darth Nuno, Dad

The front 'inside corridor' at the entry is almost complete, just need to hide the right side ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E12_1.jpg)

with the 'delorean style' piece of metal/alu/or whatever...  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E12_2.jpg)

See the instructions sheet, specific to the 'Zolgear' mission :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E12_3.jpg)

Same task on the left side... should I really hide theses cans?  ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E12_4.jpg)

Sure! And I decide to set the 'control panel for operator' on this side, the original location in fact.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E12_5.jpg)

Because yes, it's also possible to fix it on the other side (see the second picture of this post, and you'll see a plate instead of the control panel).

Yeah!  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E12_6.jpg)

And here we are, all the parts of the Theater structure are fixed! No missing parts, hell yeeeeeaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E12_7.jpg)

Just cleaning few more parts...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E12_8.jpg)

...and checking the lightening... hey, a bulb is missing here, on the left side...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E12_9.jpg)

It's the same model than the one on the right side, still there, see  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E12_10.jpg)

Of course, a 110V one  :ghost: ... what means the Japanese text on it? Could it be replaced by something else than this model?

Ok guys, now it's time to attack serious stuff! The projectors and the LD players!
Among that stuff, 2 from these 3 projectors should be working, and 3 on these 6 LD players too...  ::)
...but I'm not sure at all! Kinder surprise!  :?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E12_11.jpg)

Let's start to fix the projectors. See one of the two projector hanger :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E12_12.jpg)

They will be installed here :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E12_13.jpg)

First one 'on location' :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E12_14.jpg)

I'm testing first the fixation procedure, without the weight (36kg) of the projector...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E12_15.jpg)

Here's how to proceed :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E12_16.jpg)

Arg!!! I didn't read the manual carefully!  :? The projectors must be installed earlier in the assembling  :-\ So let's back go back to this (fortunately not to far)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E12_17.jpg)

Of course, because I'm in a hurry and want to do everything alone, I try to figure out now how I can lift the projectors alone...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E12_18.jpg)

But it's just too dangerous to do it all alone. So with the help -yeah once again & again- of my Dad, here we are!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E12_19.jpg)

After so many years of sleep, the six beast's eyes are upon me now, finally! But hey, still closed at the moment!  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E12_20.jpg)

The End


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Belike on February 17, 2013, 06:10:14 PM
I feel like the fire up day is getting closer and closer! :D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Muerto on February 17, 2013, 06:33:04 PM
Looking good Bruno! It looks like the blue paint on some of the panels is coming of, and some of the gray on the under the gun handles:
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E12_7.jpg)
Are you planning to fix this, or just let it be (looks like battle scars ;))


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Superully on February 17, 2013, 06:46:42 PM
Looking good Bruno! It looks like the blue paint on some of the panels is coming of, and some of the gray on the under the gun handles.
Are you planning to fix this, or just let it be (looks like battle scars ;))

spotted this as well, but didn't want to be the first one to say it ;). i can understand your desire to have this baby up and running (after so many years), but if i were you i would have removed ALL the rust from the individual pieces, either spray-painted or powdercoated the panels, fixed those cigarette burns ans scanned the damaged instruction sheets to have them vectored / reproduced. i know it's going to be dark inside the theater (and noone will probably notice anyway), but in your head you know that the rust, the scratches and the burns are there - at least I do :P. just my 2 cents though, it's an unbelievable effort you're taking on, but i would have made it 100% perfect. hope you don't mind my criticism!

btw, did i understand this correctly that you installed those gigantic projectors without knowing whether they are working or not? wouldn't it have been wiser to make a temporary setup now that you're almost done and check their function first? what if you've closed up everything and realize those beasts aren't working?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on February 17, 2013, 08:51:00 PM
For the main 'blue' structure, there are here and there few scratches, and they will easily 'touched-up'. Seats and guns are really easily removable even now, so that won't be a problem to make them better in a l8ter stage. Also note that the main structure is not 'deeply' cleaned so far ;).
Please keep in mind that the Theater6 reassembling 'drives' a lot of works after, the 'arrangement' of all my other cabinets in V1 & V2, the restoration of new cabinets,...
I cannot afford having a Galaxian Theater in pieces one year more, blocking the entire V3 just to clean/restore every pixel of it. There are already hundreds hours of work so far on this job and I've to progress on this. You'll see the final result sooner than expected! ::)
To finish, like the Falcon Millenium, I love the 'used' aspect of the things, It gives 'soul' to the objects...and that's what I want for that Theater6 ;) "Will be, the necessary things to be repaired" says Yoda!  ;D Stay Tuned guys  :P


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on February 18, 2013, 07:32:28 AM
I'm tuned.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on February 19, 2013, 11:14:00 PM
Episode 12 "A Six Eyes Beast" is now available in this HD video  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/S06E12-tube.jpg) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzVJvBLgCfg)

Enjoy!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on February 23, 2013, 12:58:30 AM
So.....

What's left? ???


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Jason42 on February 23, 2013, 02:11:38 AM
So.....

What's left? ???

Turning it on
Arcade party
???
Profit


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: caincan on February 23, 2013, 11:29:09 AM
...did some people really read all the topic ?   bruno said it wasnt working when he bought it.   i only hope it's just a matter of rusty laserdiscs or sony tritubes problems.  that would be much more difficult to replace/fix such rarest Pcb...


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on February 23, 2013, 11:51:34 AM
....that's why I wondered if it wouldn't have been a better idea to first test all the hardware before putting up the machine. On the other hand, not getting it running is no option for Bruno I'm sure ;)

The more important question is: did little Sun's health improve....?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: leonk on February 23, 2013, 03:52:05 PM
Oh!  I wasn't aware it didn't work initially. Hmmm worst case scenario Bruno can mame it! Oh yes, street fighter 2 on a super massive screen! :shock:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on February 23, 2013, 04:42:36 PM
 ".. mame it."

Blasphemers! All of you! Where's your faith!?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on February 23, 2013, 06:17:49 PM
...Bruno said it wasnt working when he bought it.   i only hope it's just a matter of rusty laserdiscs or sony tritubes problems.  that would be much more difficult to replace/fix such rarest Pcb...

That's correct!  Although I cant really remember what was the non working staff when I got it...  :-\

....that's why I wondered if it wouldn't have been a better idea to first test all the hardware before putting up the machine. On the other hand, not getting it running is no option for Bruno I'm sure ;)
The more important question is: did little Sun's health improve....?

I had of course the same reflexion, but to gather & connect all the parts to test the game was basically almost the same job then building the Theater itself so...
Anyway, there's no really way to test 'all the thing' without building the theater, except some stand alone parts like projectors for example, or in a certain level the laser disc players...
Yeah it was a terrible week (flu), but since few days my little Sun is in good health, thanks.  :)

Oh!  I wasn't aware it didn't work initially. Hmmm worst case scenario Bruno can mame it! Oh yes, street fighter 2 on a super massive screen! :shock:

LOL! Even if I would mame it, there's no emulation for this game so far. What I will do in addition of the real hardware is to add the possibility to play the 'Rise Of Gourb' on the Playstation hardware (PSX).

Like me, like Bon Jovi, keep the faith guys!  ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Alpha1 on February 23, 2013, 06:52:35 PM
Bruno I have some bad news.... It appears your game is a bootleg. It's ok I will come and take it away for you  ;D

Looking good!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: funkycochise on February 24, 2013, 06:24:19 AM
I had of course the same reflexion, but to gather & connect all the parts to test the game was basically almost the same job then building the Theater itself so...
Anyway, there's no really way to test 'all the thing' without building the theater, except some stand alone parts like projectors for example, or in a certain level the laser disc players...
I had the same thoughts as level42. I didn't really think about it well : it's true, as you explain, what is better than the theater itself to create the display conditions for projectors. Good point.
That said, what frightens me more is if you have a wire issue, it wouldn't be easy to locate and fix. :roll:

But I don't want to bring some bad spell on you  ;D

Keep the faith  :wink:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Superully on February 24, 2013, 08:47:51 AM
puh, i didn't know it wasn't working when you bought it. let's hope it's an easy fix ("just a fuse"), otherwise it might become "a long and winding road" to get / have it fixed. do you any spare parts (except for the projectors and ld players)?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: baritonomarchetto on February 24, 2013, 01:35:50 PM
Bruno, what was exactly the "extention" of the malfunction? Not working projectors? Inputs? Boards problem?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on February 24, 2013, 06:13:32 PM
Bruno, what was exactly the "extention" of the malfunction? Not working projectors? Inputs? Boards problem?

Mhhh, TBH I don't really know what's wrong or not. All I remember is that one month before the road trip, there was a problem on a LDP (CGI background not displayed on one screen), sounds problem maybe?, lightning problem?.... When I bought it, a part of the deal was 'no question' to the 'seller', so I didn't really checked what's wrong or not...and keep all these interrogation for later ::)... and that 'later' is now!  ;)
The road trip day, when we were there, I remember they powered off the Theater, and if I remember well, no more CGI on screens (which means no more LDP working!)... so... I'll discover what's wrong after rebuilding it. I have spare for almost everything, so ... keep the faith!  ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: ARCADESAVER on February 28, 2013, 09:09:19 AM
The CRT projector works? or is it only the LDP?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on February 28, 2013, 09:49:46 AM
If the game displays no background gfx, only the CG layer, then the projectors are OK. What Bruno needs to look at is the control boxes, preferably starting with the connections and wiring.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on February 28, 2013, 10:24:48 AM
EPISODE 13: "Slave!"

Starring : Darth Nuno

It's time to finalize all the connectivity. Here's the two projectors ...connected! Signals going to them are pure RGB via BNC.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E13_1.jpg)

As I said previously, I'll wait to see if they work fine before putting back the blue frames around them, and arrange better the wires.

Ok, let's connect the 2 LD players and the 2 sound amplifiers. With the help of the instruction manual, it should no be too difficult...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E13_2.jpg)

I start with the two beautiful Yamaha sound amplifiers, high end model at the time, and sooo vintage nowadays  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E13_3.jpg)

Let's prepare the LD Player #1  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E13_4.jpg)

'Man at work'  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E13_11.jpg)

As far as I remember, none of the 2 LD players were working when I disassembled the GT6 5 years ago. So I use the LD-V800 I got from Bigjeje during this event (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=751.msg6394#msg6394). It's a special player... because it was used on an other Galaxian Theater! The one located in Paris, in 'La tête dans les nuages" game room, the biggest one in Paris at the time. Bigjeje is working there, and he sold me the last GT6 parts left...including that LD player... 8)
I've tested the basic functions on it : power on, eject/play disc on my TV. Seems to work so far, so let's hope the other functions used 'in game' will also work...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E13_5.jpg)

OK, all the necessary wires are now connected to the LDP #1  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E13_6.jpg)

Here's how it works basically :

The LDP #1 does almost all the job!  ;D

For the sound, it provides to the AMP #1 the left/right audio signal for the front of the theater, but also it provides to the AMP #2 the left/right audio signal for the rear of the theater. You can see the 4 RCA/cinch connector plugged

For the video, it provides the left 'background' image via the BNC connector.

In addition it also sends a sync signal to the LDP #2

Oh, and of course you can spot the RSC232 connector... from where the LDP got orders from the game!  ;D

For the LDP #2, I'll use a player I got during the initial road trip... it's not one of those inside the Theater (supposed non working). It's one from many I got form the operator who can't tell if they were working or no...it's gonna be a surprise then! Now fully connected  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E13_7.jpg)

As you can see, that LDP #2 does only one thing : received orders from the RS232, got a sync signal for the LPD #1 and display the right 'background' part of the screen. No sound is used from it. Let's call him the slave!

...a general view....

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E13_8.jpg)

...before moving all that stuff in their original location!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E13_9.jpg)

So here we are... I would say everything is now connected... so ... I guess the next step is plugging on the monster?

Are you ready? No wait ... I prefer having this before, just in case!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E13_10.jpg)

Ok, now I'm ready!

3


2


1


THE END OF SEASON 6

Stay tuned for the next season  ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on February 28, 2013, 10:30:40 AM
Big Bottle Of Champagne!

.. oh yeah, I'm still very tuned.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on February 28, 2013, 10:31:00 AM
I don't actually mean this

I HATE YOU BRUNO


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Luigi on February 28, 2013, 10:47:30 AM
ah, how I hate cliffhangers  :-\


Can't wait.....GO GO GO !!!  :)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: funkycochise on February 28, 2013, 11:25:36 AM
you rule, mate  ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 28, 2013, 11:28:34 AM
i see a wink, so i guess its working  ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: ARCADESAVER on February 28, 2013, 11:54:11 AM
yeahh seems so  ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Superully on February 28, 2013, 01:56:53 PM
(http://i.qkme.me/35jhhz.jpg)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on February 28, 2013, 01:59:16 PM
Ah yes. I know her. She does have certain .. issues.

Is she still on the meds?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: lowlevel on February 28, 2013, 03:14:26 PM
Aaargh..... can't wait for the next season..


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Wil2000 on February 28, 2013, 04:30:26 PM
Damned! I can't believe you made such a cliffhanger!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on February 28, 2013, 05:26:48 PM
What do you mean "cliffhanger"?

This is the perfect time to go out and meditate.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Cyril on February 28, 2013, 07:33:09 PM
Arghhhhhhh so cruel !!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Muerto on February 28, 2013, 08:46:51 PM
Great teaser here!!!!:
http://www.galaxian3.net/


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Cyril on March 01, 2013, 11:24:21 AM
Great teaser here!!!!:
http://www.galaxian3.net/

Ah ah great !!!
Can't wait  :wink:  :pac: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on March 01, 2013, 02:34:45 PM
Why not?

I mean, this is an exciting moment in our lives. So let's be excited! Would you like this feeling to end?

Hehe, I can see that your green little frog there is jumping.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Muerto on March 01, 2013, 03:59:03 PM
Why not?

I mean, this is an exciting moment in our lives. So let's be excited! Would you like this feeling to end?

Hehe, I can see that your green little frog there is jumping.

FROG??? - it´s Bubbelun from Bubble Bobble, and it´s a dragon  ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on March 01, 2013, 08:05:19 PM
No it's not. It's frog. It's green, has worts on its back, and it's jumping. Frog!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on March 01, 2013, 08:54:58 PM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S06E13_10.jpg)



NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Bruno, do yourself a BIG BIG favor and throw that thing away !!!!

It is a powder extinguisher and they are doing more harm than good. If you spray that thing empty on something you can throw it away, whatever it was before....

Seriously, invest a bit more, powder extinguishers are cheap but they ruin materials just as much as any fire would ! Get a CO2 extinguisher instead.
CO2 extinguishers are best for electrical fires, which is pretty much what we risk in our gamerooms. (DO go outside after you have used it up though, fire out or not).


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on March 01, 2013, 09:05:09 PM
Note, before some wise guy is before me:

Of course, in a matter of life and death, _any_ extinguisher is better than none. I see this one's for (from?) your car so I assume you brought it out just for a funny picture ? Really, not a bad idea to have a CO2 extinguisher in any game room.......we are working with 20/30(+) old electronics and lots of wood....



Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 01, 2013, 09:08:15 PM
Of course, in a matter of life and death, _any_ extinguisher is better than none.


EDIT:

"Warning - while you were reading a new reply has been posted. You may wish to review your post. "  


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: bartie on March 02, 2013, 09:18:05 PM
Please give use a update   :)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img607/97/crazycomputerwoman.jpg)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on March 03, 2013, 10:05:50 AM
Of course, in a matter of life and death, _any_ extinguisher is better than none.


EDIT:

"While you where typing someone else made a post, you might want to review that before submitting"  


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
;D

Damage caused by a powder extinguisher, no fire ! =>

(http://www.nieuwsuitberkelland.nl/wp-content/gallery/foto-auto/vernieling-autos-wijk-simmelink-eibergen-033.jpg)

This was done as a "joke" or maybe simply molest. Imagine what that will do to your side-art/electronics.....


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on March 03, 2013, 10:07:14 AM
anyone know how to delete a post?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on March 03, 2013, 10:34:59 AM
It's called "shabby chic", I hear.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 03, 2013, 10:37:40 AM
anyone know how to delete a post?

Click "modify" and insert :

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Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on March 03, 2013, 11:19:08 AM
anyone know how to delete a post?

Click "modify" and insert :

-deleted by poster-  ;D

i'll just leave it


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: atarikid on March 04, 2013, 12:37:59 PM

Bruno, do yourself a BIG BIG favor and throw that thing away !!!!

Yes, if you have to use this in your gameroom ALL (yes ALL) electronics in the gameroom will be affected/destroyed. It can take months before defects will show up !!! The powder is very agressive for electronic PCBs !


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on March 06, 2013, 10:57:25 PM
Episode 13 "Slave!" is now available in this HD video  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/S06E13-tube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km_T18C3vE8)

Ignition soon!  8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Jason42 on March 07, 2013, 01:06:56 AM
Episode 13 "Slave!" is now available in this HD video  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/S06E13-tube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km_T18C3vE8)

Ignition soon!  8)

I can't wait :D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: scr33n on March 07, 2013, 04:51:00 PM
I can't wait :D

+1  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 07, 2013, 07:51:56 PM
Fire it up !  :D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: jinxz on March 08, 2013, 05:58:50 PM
great stuff!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: subzero1970 on March 08, 2013, 08:08:32 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmPNIRguxt0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmPNIRguxt0)

 :D ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on March 09, 2013, 08:27:30 AM
.. the sound of all those fans starting up at the same time.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Bods on March 13, 2013, 02:24:51 PM
that machine is about the size of my arcade building inside

Which really shows the scale of your new building :shock:  :D

I need that space too :lol:

Great to see it getting rebuilt


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on March 16, 2013, 12:07:27 AM
All the G³ parts are in place! It's now time for starting a new season of this Galaxian3 Theater6 story :

SEASON 07 - FIXING THE THEATER

EPISODE 01: Live After Death?
Starring : Darth Nuno

Remember the huge 'step down' converter? Now plugged and ... powered!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S07E01_1.jpg)

...but the GT6 is still not powered yet. There's no unique 'power on' button on a such beast...no, that beast starts when activating two breakers, right here :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S07E01_2.jpg)

Before activate them, a last sign...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S07E01_3.jpg)

Let's go...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/powerage.jpg)

...Breakers on!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S07E01_4.jpg)

On the screens... this!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S07E01_6.jpg)

'blue screen' (yeah yeah... like windows), and nothing on the right screen.

Don't panic Bruno! At this first start, I didn't insert any of the LD into the players, as suggested in the installation manual.So let's insert now both disc in each LD players, and see what happens...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S07E01_7.jpg)

Well, the left LD player start to play the disc (no interactivity here, it plays the disc just like a movie).
Nothing on the right screen.

Because I've too much 'incertitude' about the components working or not, I'll have to perform some logical test to figure out what's wrong so far...

All I know from this first test is :

- the left LD player work
- the left projector work
- the game doesn't boot

no picture on the right side can means the right LD player connected doesn't work and/or the right project doesn't work.

So let's inverse LD players for the next test :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S07E01_8.png)

Following that test, I can tell this :

- one the of two LD player doesn't work
- both projector works, but the right one has a problem on its blue tube :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S07E01_9.jpg)

See, no blue atm  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S07E01_5.jpg)

Well, the non working LD player should not be a problem, I have few spare ones... no, the major problem here is ... the game doesn't boot!

According the manual, I should have some leds activity on both CPU boards... and there's nothing, or almost nothing!

Dawn! What could be the problem at this step? Why none of the CPU board starts? Wait! There's a common board connected to these two CPU boards : the RAM board!

Hey! It may be the problem... I remember long time ago, when I've done close pictures of each board, I had to pull them off from the rack, all of them... and I clearly remember that RAM board had many cables hooked to it, on its back! I clearly remember I was not sure to put back all the cables on its back in their original position, because the access was not easy, and it was not important at the time... :oops: It may be the problem here & now, that would explain why there's almost no led activity? Let's pull off that board :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S07E01_10.jpg)

Removed from the backplane :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S07E01_13.jpg)

Now see the back of that RAM board... 8 connectors...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S07E01_11.jpg)

...and I only have to plug two cables! Thanks to the dust, I can figure out what are the two 'correct' connector/location to use  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-theater6-S07E01_12.jpg)

Ok, now the two cables are well inserted in their corrected location, I'm ready for the next test... 8)

And the first 'video episode' of this new season 7 :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/S07E01-tube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJK_s0YBDy0)

Stay tuned, of course! 8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Cyril on March 16, 2013, 02:37:03 AM
Rahhhhhhhhhh i hate teasing  ;D

Good Luck for the next step  :wink:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 16, 2013, 08:54:06 AM
Lets hope that there is Live after Death ! (http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/rock.gif)

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


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on March 16, 2013, 09:55:18 AM
Yep. That is one good reason to keep the boards dirty.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Jason42 on March 16, 2013, 09:59:57 AM
The biggest problem (if the CPU boards boot correctly now) could be the tritube projectors, as i know, they are pretty rare nowadays, as everybody use LCD/triLCD and DLP projectors... if it really goes wrong, you always can try to use some projector with VGA or SCART input and try to make some adapter for this, but... it's not the best solution. (and to double check if the GT6 use 15khz or 30khz signal, as some projectors doesn't support 15khz anymore...


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Luigi on March 16, 2013, 10:34:05 AM
Brilliant idea to mark the unused connectors with dust  ;D

Uh, going through all the stuff to find what's wrong is a hell of a job   :-\

Good luck Bruno!!!  :)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on March 16, 2013, 04:40:45 PM
There are sync-converter boards nowadays, from 15k to VGA.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on March 16, 2013, 04:53:34 PM
And here's the first 'video episode' of this new season 7 : "Life After Death?" :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/S07E01-tube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJK_s0YBDy0)

 8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Jason42 on March 16, 2013, 06:57:37 PM
There are sync-converter boards nowadays, from 15k to VGA.

Yep, but they are expensive, as they use some heavy FPGAs inside :) if i remember, the price for these are around 300 euros.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: leonk on March 16, 2013, 07:57:05 PM
so am I the only one that noticed Bruno always has what seems like a fire extinguisher beside him at all time??


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on March 17, 2013, 01:19:21 AM
I think he does that to tease me ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Sonic 1992 on March 17, 2013, 06:50:23 AM
Fingers crossed for you, hopefully no more problems!!   Ready For Launch!   :D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on March 17, 2013, 03:27:59 PM
SEASON 07 - FIXING THE THEATER

EPISODE 02: A Real Live One!
Starring : Darth Nuno

Let's 'power on' that stuff once again...See all these lights  Yeaaaaaaaaaah!!!!  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E02_3.jpg)

After replacing the connectors coming for CPU1/CPU board into the correct RAM board plugs... there's life here!  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E02_1.jpg)

So, for the first time after ...almost 6 years of hibernation... the Galaxian Theater boots!!!!

Magical moment... the game is waiting for the LD signals (DISC WAITING message)...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E02_2.jpg)

Yes!!! Yessss! Yeeeeeeeess!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E02_19.jpg)

Re-animated!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E02_4.jpg)

'One eye open' only so far, but definitively breathing now!  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E02_5.jpg)

Ok, because ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E02_20.jpg)

... I didn't took pictures for the next 'fix' I've done, so let me explain it. As you can see on this picture  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E02_2.jpg)

The words 'DISC WAITING' are written in BLACK. (Note the others 'black garbages' on screen are just 'screen burn' on the tri-tubes projector)
These words are supposed to be written in 'WHITE'. After the game boot, the attract mode starts. I noticed that all the enemies - or in general way all the graphics 'real time' computed by the PCBs were ...'BLACK'. For example the enemies on screen looked like black shadows, same for the cursor gunners, and all the things 'real time' generated by the boards. It's like if all the graphics were coded in one bit, so one color only : black! (the other 'state' would be the 'transparent' color)

There's a special board inside the theater called the 'V-MIX' board. Let me quote a short description I've previously written about that board :

In very short, there are two laser disc players sending the left + right signal (via BNC) into a special board (along all the boards that run the game) called 'V-MIX'. These two laser disc players produce the background of the game (CGI graphics, at the top of the technology back in 1994).
In addition of the background image (left+right), there are 2 set of boards in charge of computing the enemy ships and all the mechanic of the game. Why 2 set of boards? Well one set per screen! Left and Right! So each set of boards are sending the images processed (via usual RGB signal) into the same 'V-MIX' than the one used by both laser disc players. Do you still follow?  :roll:
OK, so the purpose of that unique 'V-MIX' board is ... to mix the images sent by the LD player and the images sent by the two set of boards, and produce two final video signals to send to the 2 projectors. The input of the projectors are 4 BNC for a native RGBS signal coming twice from the V-MIX board.  8) A true piece of technology at the time!

SO that V-MIX board seems to have an important role, and I would say it'll be the more concerned one regarding that 'one bit real-time gfx resolution'? Let's remove it ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E02_6.jpg)

...and replace it with a spare one I fortunately own... let's try now!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E02_7.jpg)

Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E02_8.jpg)

Woowoow... it looks better now!

Hehe, now you can also see the message 'DISC WAITING on the right screen/projector' because it was previously written black... on black!  8)
Oh well, you may ask, why the right screen background is not blue like the left one? Remember what I said in the previous 'episode', the right projector seems to have a problem on the blue tube... so instead displaying the blue background, it displays ...nothing, or almost nothing in the blue tone...

OK, so now the game boots... and I can 'credit' games. See the different ways to start games right here :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/switchontheater.jpg) (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=408.0)

Ready to fly? Here's the gunner entry!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E02_9.jpg)

As you can see, the two pictures coming from two projectors are not correctly 'aligned'...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E02_10.jpg)

...but I am so happy and I can not wait any longer! I want to try it now!!!! YYeehhhhaaaa!!!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E02_11.jpg)

Jesus! I can't believe I've just played my first ZOLGEAR game since ... wooooww!  :-*

Ok, a quick tour in the setup menu... I'll come back on this l8ter...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E02_12.jpg)

It's time to see what are the working LD players I own... After trying two or three LD players I got from the operator/seller, labeled 'not repair'  :oops:, let's see if the spare *working* ones I bought for this project are still doing the job in 2013!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E02_13.jpg)

Hey... something is coming on the right screen? huh?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E02_14.jpg)

Lights off please!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E02_15.jpg)

yes...YES....YESSSSS  :-* :-* :-*

Ok, now let's fix the projectors alignment/colorimetry...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E02_16.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E02_17.jpg)

Hey...for my archive, the first score for my first 'Zolgear' game  ;D

The video set up is done, now let's play my real first game in 'good condition' and check if everything works fine... 8)

Stay tuned guys!  ::) ;)

Oh, and of course all the content of this episode available right here :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/S07E02-tube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TJLv1Je1Fc)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: scr33n on March 17, 2013, 04:07:15 PM
YEAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Cyril on March 17, 2013, 04:08:52 PM
Rahhhhhhhhh GREAT !!!!!
Many thx for this review Nuno, that's always a great pleasure to follow you.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Superully on March 17, 2013, 04:13:32 PM
fantastic, bruno, good thing that you have so many spare parts, otherwise it would be a pain in the butt to fix. what are you doing about that pürojector?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Q*ris on March 17, 2013, 04:17:53 PM
I could hear the scream of Zolgear from my garden last nite.
Go Dragoon, Go!!!!!
 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 17, 2013, 04:29:46 PM
Victory ! :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on March 17, 2013, 04:49:53 PM
Oh yes, good job!

I'm so looking forward to a space battle video.
So it has the Zolgear software installed? You have both the Glaxian 3 (Dragoon) and Zolgear, yes?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: anunaki on March 17, 2013, 05:54:56 PM
Yes 8) 8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on March 17, 2013, 05:58:11 PM
Yes... yes, yes, .. yeeees. Who is willing to bet against me that Bruno is playing his pants off, right now!

Or, he may be adjusting the convergence on the projectors.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Wil2000 on March 17, 2013, 07:55:42 PM
Holy craps, it's alive! I think that Arcade World will wait a veeeeeeeeeery long time before we found another project as crazy as this one!
 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: funkycochise on March 17, 2013, 08:30:58 PM
Nice job, mate.
Happy to see all this mess is still working  :wink:
Can't wait putting my hands on this !

Keep up the fix curve !


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Belike on March 18, 2013, 07:26:43 AM
Yeahhh Baaaaabyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:
Your techinical knowledge is simply amazing about this game. :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Luigi on March 18, 2013, 08:02:42 AM
What a great story (of success) !!

Congrats Bruno! :)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: slowcade on March 18, 2013, 09:34:21 AM
Finally! The dream has come true! Congratulations!  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on March 18, 2013, 12:41:56 PM
F-ing brilliant ! I salute your dedication to realize your dream !!! Buying it, disasembling it tranporting it,  storing it all over the place, building a special V3 for it and finally reassembling and fixing it !!!!!

To be honest, when I was over at your place and touched some of the parts of this epic piece of arcade history, I actually had not a single doubt in my mind that you would finalize this :) !

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: x100 ! :D


About the blue color missing on the projector: It is possible to check (and rejuvenate) tubes of CRT projectors. I probably don't have the right connector for it, but that should always be possible to solve. If it turns out to be the tube you can always borrow my Muter (or I could come over to help for a day  ;D)



Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: ataritoobin on March 18, 2013, 03:20:21 PM
What an accomplishment!  Congrats  :spaceace: x ∞!  8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on March 18, 2013, 03:22:19 PM
Or get some nice and bright DLPs? Ofcourse that would need two synk-converters.

I think BenQ have got some not too expensive DLP projectors with good black level and contrast.
CRT projectors were never as bright, even when new.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on March 18, 2013, 05:36:58 PM
Wow, thanks guys for all nice messages!  :)
All your questions will find answers in the coming topics...  ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on March 18, 2013, 06:27:43 PM
Episode 2 : "A Real Live One", now available in video :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/S07E02-tube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TJLv1Je1Fc)

 8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: gyruss on March 18, 2013, 09:28:08 PM
Amazing work, you must be one happy camper, congratulations!!!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: jcp on March 18, 2013, 09:35:38 PM
Victoly  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: !
Congratulations Bruno  :).


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Dazza on March 19, 2013, 03:07:23 PM
Superb!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on March 19, 2013, 03:24:31 PM
If I were to die, ... not that I plan to any time soon, I would like to die being electrified by a Galaxian3.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 19, 2013, 03:45:51 PM
If I were to die, ... not that I plan to any time soon, I would like to die being electrified by a Galaxian3.

you are nuts


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on March 19, 2013, 07:38:33 PM
.. and crackers.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: ataritoobin on March 19, 2013, 07:55:02 PM
(http://kidfenris.com/nuts1.png)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Jason42 on March 20, 2013, 12:51:01 AM
Episode 2 : "A Real Live One", now available in video :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/S07E02-tube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TJLv1Je1Fc)

 8)

You just unlocked a live acheivement, great job! :)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Alpha1 on March 21, 2013, 12:07:17 AM
May I just say.


HOLY FUCKING CRAP DUDE!!

That is all, thank you.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on March 21, 2013, 08:04:41 AM
First of all, it's not holy because it hasn't been blessed by the pope or any primitive deity. Nor is it fucking, or crap either. If anything it is one of namco's more awesome pieces, and probably one of the few real wonders from a time back when environment and polution weren't such a big deal.

While we're on the subject. I'd like to recommend Bruno to swap all those 120x120 mm fans for some less power consuming type with fewer rpm. This would reduce the ambient noise, mostly generated by the fans. And with the risk of nagging, also swap the projectors for a pair of silent DLP types, perhaps from BenQ. Something to think about, surely?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 21, 2013, 09:52:39 AM
Ofcourse not, we want original old crappy hardware  ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Jason42 on March 21, 2013, 10:26:00 AM
Ofcourse not, we want original old crappy hardware  ;D
i'll confirm, the DLP projectors doesn't have the same image than CRT one, it's like playing on a old arcade with a TFT monitor :p


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on March 21, 2013, 11:21:23 AM
If you are refering to the resized/scaled picture then yes, CRT is generally the obvious choice for low-res games. But in this case the throw distance of the projector makes it more favourable to use a DLP, or today even LCD projectors. The image will be brighter and clearer than with any old time SONY, or other projector brands. Today's LCDs are really quite responsive, keeping the overall image very clear during quick movements.

The SONY projectors used in G3 should not be considered as "original part" even though they are originally included with the game. They ought to be considered as a "display device", such as any monitor in whatever cabinet. And even though SONY manufactured some of the best available projectors at the time, these projectors aren't even close to modern projectors of today. To say it is original is vane and wrong. You will sooner or later need to replace them, as well as the PSUs, unless you plan to make a cap-swap in each and every unit.

Further, projector technology is, and always will be, inferior versus a CRT or any other direct display in many ways except size. Even if the projector is of CRT type (three CRT guns), you will still need to project the picture onto some surface, in the case of G3 the whiteboard. And as with any white surface its reflection never reflects the black/nothingness. You will always have a grey 'black' even though you have total ambient darkness. So, why not use a modern projector to increase the total lumen and thus the contrast instead? The game will be much more enjoyable that way.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on March 21, 2013, 11:35:48 AM
First of all, it's not holy because it hasn't been blessed by the pope or any primitive deity. Nor is it fucking, or crap either. If anything it is one of namco's more awesome pieces, and probably one of the few real wonders from a time back when environment and polution weren't such a big deal.

In your line of thinking it cannot be called a wonder because a wonder is created by a higher entitity and this game was developped by mere human beings. It's a nice game yes, it's a special game too yes but not a wonder.
What this has to do with the environment or polution is beyond me by the way....and in fact in the 90s both were already hot issues over here in Europe, not sure about other continents, some willl never give a shit about it....

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While we're on the subject. I'd like to recommend Bruno to swap all those 120x120 mm fans for some less power consuming type with fewer rpm. This would reduce the ambient noise, mostly generated by the fans.
Yes but this will also reduce the amount of airflow and thus will create extra heat which is pretty much not what you want if you want the game to keep running. If you can hear the fans, the problem is simply that the game sound is not turned up loud enough ! :D

Of course, fans can have reached their end of life and thus become extra noisy, maybe there are even more efficient fans now, but the amount of airflow should at least stay the same.




Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on March 21, 2013, 11:40:54 AM
First of all, it's not holy because it hasn't been blessed by the pope or any primitive deity.

I'm sure Bruno could arrange for the local bishop to come and bless the theatre and the V3, could be interesting...


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Dazza on March 21, 2013, 11:46:06 AM
In your line of thinking it cannot be called a wonder because a wonder is created by a higher entitity and this game was developped by mere human beings. It's a nice game yes, it's a special game too yes but not a wonder.

This is all completely OT but where did you get the idea a wonder can only be created by a higher entity? Who do you think created the seven wonders of the ancient world?

According to http://www.thefreedictionary.com/wonder (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/wonder):

The 1st definition is: "One that arouses awe, astonishment, surprise, or admiration; a marvel"

The Galaxian 3 theater scores on all counts!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on March 21, 2013, 11:48:45 AM
A good point with the fans there, Level. But remember that in almost all cases arcade enclosures have been aired more than necessary, (with the exception of perhaps SEGA's Astro City cabinets which I coinsidently call "monitor killers"). The result is louder ambient noise and dust accumulation, which I think Bruno could do without if he only lowers the rpm of the fans.

I mean, he could perhaps put a reostat/dimmer (?) somewhere on the fan's power line. Then he could check the temp after 20 minutes, 60 mins, .. and adjust the airflow to optimal. I will bet that the airflow is way too high as it is from factory.

About the "wonder", well, at least *I* wonder how they did it. Don't you?

(I think you mean "miracle", which is beyond human understanding and perhaps even nature's)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on March 21, 2013, 11:51:42 AM
The SONY projectors used in G3 should not be considered as "original part" even though they are originally included with the game. They ought to be considered as a "display device", such as any monitor in whatever cabinet.
Interesting point of view. So what you are saying that the 25" Amplifone color vector monitor in my Star Wars cockpit is not an original part of the game ? After all, it's "just" a display device....

Sorry but this is total nonsense....the CRT projectors are a part of the original game. Wether or not it is a good idea to replace them with DLP/LCD I'm not sure. I've played a full-size Daytona USA 2 which had retro-fitted DLP/LCD projectors and it sure looked great to me.

However, if it means that there will be artifacting or even size changes IMHO it would be best to stick with the original projectors. There is one more thing to consider: analogue projectors have no lag at all. Go digital and you'll introduce a slight delay whichever way you do it, and this can hurt gameplay with a game like this.

And even though SONY manufactured some of the best available projectors at the time, these projectors aren't even close to modern projectors of today. To say it is original is vane and wrong.
Now you are really starting to loose it buddy.....

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You will sooner or later need to replace them, as well as the PSUs, unless you plan to make a cap-swap in each and every unit.
I would trust the Namco PSU's in there now with the caps of that era a lot more than crappy china built PSU from today....

Further, projector technology is, and always will be, inferior versus a CRT or any other direct display in many ways except size. Even if the projector is of CRT type (three CRT guns), you will still need to project the picture onto some surface, in the case of G3 the whiteboard. And as with any white surface its reflection never reflects the black/nothingness. You will always have a grey 'black' even though you have total ambient darkness. So, why not use a modern projector to increase the total lumen and thus the contrast instead? The game will be much more enjoyable that way.
Why not ? Well if there are arguments it must be speed of picture, sizes, artifacting and yes, originality.
Yet yes, you have a point that some parts would improve, but what do you want ? Do you want the best picture or do you want the experience the game as it was BITD ? Do you want the burn-in on the screen or not ?

For me replacing a projector is not as senstive as replacing a CRT monitor with an LCD. However I can still see reasons to try to get the best out of the old set-up and also reasons to try new projectors.

We can discuss what we want about it but t's up to Bruno though  ;D ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on March 21, 2013, 12:15:08 PM
Hehe.. damn you, Level! Don't be so religious. Ok, let's take Star Wars '83 as en example. The Amplifone xy-monitor is a display device for vector games, meaning that several other vector games could be displayed on this monitor. However, since the Star War's hardware is dependant on that particular monitor (there aren't many monitors this game can use), I would call it original for the game.

In the case of Galaxian 3, you could, if you wanted, crunch the whole thing into a 2x CRT monitor cabinet, like the cabinet for Darius by Taito, the sound can be mixed into two channels, and the game could be played with analog joysticks in a much smaller environment. What makes G3 such a large enterprise is its cinema theme with projectors and multi-channel audio. However, nothing of that is original for the game. You can use any projector, any audio-system, that you please for the G3.

As for any lag in projectors, well, consider the game's property then. It is 60Hz, in 60 fps. The lag you mention will never be relevant within these frequencies.

I'm curious about the artifacting you mention. Please, explain more?

Picture size: Ok, this could be a problem. So before selecting a projector (have you ever been shopping for a projector?) you need to consider the picture size VS throw distance. This is always thoroughly described in the specifications in every handbook.

Have you ever compared an older CRT projector with a DLP, or LCD from 2010+?
To restore a CRT projector to better shape, it is required that you replace certain capacitors that have been close to hot spots, as well as all three R, G, B electron guns. This is not exactly cheap.

"I would trust the Namco PSU's in there now with the caps of that era a lot more than crappy china built PSU from today."

-  good point. 1999-2007 was the "bad-caps" era. But remember that every capacitor, chinese or japanese, has got its estimated life time. After that it's a gamble to leave it in the equipment. It could damage your game.

Btw, Level, have you made a cap-swap in your Star Wars yet?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Jason42 on March 21, 2013, 02:20:49 PM
Hehe.. damn you, Level! Don't be so religious. Ok, let's take Star Wars '83 as en example. The Amplifone xy-monitor is a display device for vector games, meaning that several other vector games could be displayed on this monitor. However, since the Star War's hardware is dependant on that particular monitor (there aren't many monitors this game can use), I would call it original for the game.

In the case of Galaxian 3, you could, if you wanted, crunch the whole thing into a 2x CRT monitor cabinet, like the cabinet for Darius by Taito, the sound can be mixed into two channels, and the game could be played with analog joysticks in a much smaller environment. What makes G3 such a large enterprise is its cinema theme with projectors and multi-channel audio. However, nothing of that is original for the game. You can use any projector, any audio-system, that you please for the G3.

As for any lag in projectors, well, consider the game's property then. It is 60Hz, in 60 fps. The lag you mention will never be relevant within these frequencies.

I'm curious about the artifacting you mention. Please, explain more?

Picture size: Ok, this could be a problem. So before selecting a projector (have you ever been shopping for a projector?) you need to consider the picture size VS throw distance. This is always thoroughly described in the specifications in every handbook.

Have you ever compared an older CRT projector with a DLP, or LCD from 2010+?
To restore a CRT projector to better shape, it is required that you replace certain capacitors that have been close to hot spots, as well as all three R, G, B electron guns. This is not exactly cheap.

"I would trust the Namco PSU's in there now with the caps of that era a lot more than crappy china built PSU from today."

-  good point. 1999-2007 was the "bad-caps" era. But remember that every capacitor, chinese or japanese, has got its estimated life time. After that it's a gamble to leave it in the equipment. It could damage your game.

Btw, Level, have you made a cap-swap in your Star Wars yet?

Your point of "making the image better" is nonsense to me as... the whole retro arcade thing is to get the original crappy image.

if you want to play some pacman with a bright clear image you can juste use a mame with some 27" LED projector at 4k resolution, OR play the real thing on a real arcade with the original feeling,
it's the same here, the game was made for these things, not for the 2000 lumens with high contract the DLP projector have. it's not just display devices, it's part of the original game.

As for the "it will be costly to change things in there" i really doubt that some caps cost as much as an DLP or LCD projector lamp (or even a mod).


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on March 21, 2013, 02:40:43 PM
You missunderstand. I am not a MAME -man at all, I never mentioned any "MAME", so please leave MAME out of the subject.

It is always *the original hardware* that makes the game worth having, but as with cabinets, controls, speakers, displays.. etc, most of these things are consumables. It means that they are more or less generic components that you can get basically anywhere. Well, controllers like the laser-gun is ofcourse not a generic in this case.

".. i really doubt that some caps cost as much as an DLP or LCD projector lamp"

- I also wrote "RGB electron guns". Stuff like that is in shortage today. Years ago these were consumables and available as spare parts, but today they are rare and very expensive.

Anyway, you will not notice any scan-lines on the screen when sitting that far from the whiteboard. I am only focused on the projectors here. Not ugly mods or emulations, so don't even go there. If the originally supplied SONY projectors have a good enough picture, ofcourse they will not need changing, or servicing. Don't start a witch hunt now, I was merely suggesting a possible improvement to Brunos G3.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on March 21, 2013, 03:05:21 PM
I am a great fan of anything CRT-based, contra LCD/DLP and any modern technology. *But* sometimes you need to compromise. It all depends on preference and needs. From what Bruno showed earlier here I've got a slight clue about the shape his CRT projectors may be in.

So to sum things up a bit, I 've check online for some facts so that we all understand the matter.

wiki CRT projector http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CRT_projector (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CRT_projector)

And one other page worth reading. http://www.curtpalme.com/CRTPrimer_2.shtm (http://www.curtpalme.com/CRTPrimer_2.shtm)

Just note that the last link, this guy updated his page back in 2006, so quite alot has happened to DLP and LCD display technology since then.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Geosword X on March 22, 2013, 01:01:34 AM
BRUNO YOU HAVE DONE IT!!! Congratulations on all your hard work and effort!!! You now have a masterful piece of NAMCO history completely in working order! Now is time for a celebration! Time for GALACTIC DANCING!! :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :pac:

(If only the Air Raid in my local area was re converted back to Galaxian 3.... :-[)

Also Bruno, if you ever do multiplayer with your mates, could you record the game play in HD? And, I know this seems to be a stupid question but it was in my head for the last few months :P, please answer the best as possible (others are welcome to answer too):

For the CGI backgrounds for both Galaxian 3 & Attack of Zolgear, do you think the backgrounds were developed from the NAMCO SYSTEM 21 hardware itself or did they use more powerful computers to produce the backgrounds?

And also (another stupid question), of all the villains and bad guys I've encountered in video games, why does Zolgear appear to have a hole in his (its) head? You go inside the hole to enter his body to reach the brain core but why is it there in the first place? All I can come up with is that it could be a breathing apparatus or used for other body functions? ???

Anyways, congratulations once again and I'll be checking in for future installments!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: leonk on March 22, 2013, 03:57:11 AM
Wow! There's so much misinformation here that its scary. Here's my $0.02 on what was said and what I believe to be true:

- "we should all switch to LCD 4k resolution but don't because we want original picture" - truth is LCD is brighter than CRT tube for much longer. CRT tubes dim over time no matter how many cap kits you do on it. LCD has more than enough resolution to reproduce the CRT scan lines (which is actually what you love about arcade CRT). The reason why people stick to CRT is aspect ratio. Good luck finding a 4x3 25" LCD. They're all 16x9 and is the main reason many haven't switched. Classic games were made for 4x3

- "switch to LCD / DLP" - depends on which technology you use. Please don't use single chip DLP. Many people are still sensitive to the color wheel technology, they see color rainbows on white line edges. Also good projectors are EXPENSIVE. You want a projector that outputs same lumens at all colors (cheap ones are only tested at white and even cheat by adding a clear filter for white on the color wheel!)

Bottom line, eventually you will need to go to new projector as cost of bringing these beasts back to life wouldn't make sense and even if you do, you won't have the results you want. On the other hand if you do go LCOS, 3LCD or 3xDLP prepare to spend thousands for something worthwhile for this beast. But you will not regret it.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: dummyload on March 22, 2013, 06:07:51 PM
 Congratulations Bruno , great achievement .
I have seen this game in 2004 when i was visiting blankenberge and the blue tube of one of the projectors was already not working.
I would refurbish the sony projectors then with same luck they can last another decade (or two).

qoute from leonk
Bottom line, eventually you will need to go to new projector as cost of bringing these beasts back to life wouldn't make sense and even if you do, you won't have the results you want. On the other hand if you do go LCOS, 3LCD or 3xDLP prepare to spend thousands for something worthwhile for this beast. But you will not regret it.

When the projectors are refurbished and have tubes with no burn in why would he not have the results he wants.
You say refurbish the sony's will be to expensive but have to prepared for spending  thousands to go digital ,goinging with the sony's wil be a lot cheaper and are optimal for the game. (think curved sreen and blend)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: leonk on March 22, 2013, 06:38:35 PM
When the projectors are refurbished and have tubes with no burn in why would he not have the results he wants.
You say refurbish the sony's will be to expensive but have to prepared for spending  thousands to go digital ,goinging with the sony's wil be a lot cheaper and are optimal for the game. (think curved sreen and blend)

There are parts of a CRT projector that can't be refurbished without purchasing another CRT projector and doing a transplant.  That's what I was trying to explain about not getting the results you want.  This is no different than doing a chassis transplant on a CRT monitor.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: dummyload on March 22, 2013, 06:57:38 PM
But you can buy them for about 100$ from crt palm (the link you provided)
With good tubes and even a warranty the schipping will be the biggest cost.
And even locally they can be found sometimes ,this sony serie 10xx is video grade
and thats why they are cheap now and will be obsolete in the near future ,so for spares now
is the time. And yes am a bit biased  ,crt projection is one of my other hobbies.
 :D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 22, 2013, 07:22:18 PM
I believe bruno has a spare projector, so he has extra parts AFAIK


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on March 22, 2013, 11:42:25 PM
CRT projectors can be rejuvenated but of course that won't solve any burn...


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: leonk on March 23, 2013, 04:07:03 AM
CRT projectors can be rejuvenated but of course that won't solve any burn...

Some also believe this shortens the life of the CRT.

Don't get me wrong. My new astro city has a 29" MS9.  It'll be a cold day in hell before I put an LCD in there. But one day in the future I might have to.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on March 23, 2013, 11:43:29 AM
Ofcourse first of all the option to use the supplied (original) projectors should be explored. But if any of them show too much screen burn or if picture is too dark, then a DLP projector would do the job very nicely. There are still 4:3 projectors available, not all are 16:9.

I've bought my BenQ MP522 'DLP 4.3' projector maybe 5 years ago, and I'm very pleased with it, even now after about 8000 lamp hours it still has a great picture. And the lamp hours are specified to max 5000 in eco mode, so I'm surprised that the picture has been this good after almost twice its lamp life.

I'm just saying that even *if* the CRT projectors aren't working satisfactory, then there is still hope for a great picture anyway.

But, something to check very thoroughly, if replacing the projectors, is the new throw distance and picture size. It *must* match the SONY's.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on March 23, 2013, 05:38:25 PM
SEASON 07 - FIXING THE THEATER

EPISODE 03: Flight Of Icarus
Starring : Darth Nuno, Alain (my neighbor)

In the previous episode, remember, I played my first game in a 'degraded mode'...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E03-1.jpg)

...'degraded mode' meaning a game with the right picture 'blue color component missing'  :-\

It's 'funny' because when you have a look at the right projector (pictured on the left in the following picture), you can see the blue tube 'on', and if you put your eye against it, you can see the blue part of the picture inside...but something inside (and its not a simple 'lamp' to change like others kind of projectors) is not powerful enough to project the blue part of the picture on the screen... :-X Note the other projector shines like a sun!  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E03-2.jpg)

During my first game, I haven't noticed one of the four sounds channels was missing, which I discovered during this 'sound' test  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E03-3.jpg)

'Front Right' sound is missing!

Many possibilities :

- The laser disc player output
- The amps output
- The speaker himself
- Wires between all that stuff

OK let's start by the end... the front speakers...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E03-4.jpg)

Let's inverse them (the wires)...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E03-5.jpg)

OK, the sound supposed to be 'front left' is now playing on the right speaker, and this time no sound coming from the front left speaker. It means that the problem is before the speakers, so let's see the amp that manages the sounds for the front (screen) of the theater.
Hey too easy, after slowly moving one the cinch at the back of the amp, the missing sound channel is back, hell yeah!  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E03-8.jpg)

While I'm here, let's also check the theater lighting, and figure out what have to be replaced in a next stage...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E03-7.jpg)

...that could be worse after so many years of sleep, 'cold' locations and moves...cool!  8)

Ok, back of the right projector problem (blue missing). I fortunately have a spare one!  ;D I got it from Bigjeje during this event (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=751.msg6394#msg6394). It's a special projector... because it was used on an other Galaxian Theater! The one located in Paris, in 'La tête dans les nuages" game room, the biggest one in Paris at the time. Bigjeje is working there, and he sold me the last GT6 parts left...including that projector!
But I never tested it, so it'll be the surprise!
After replacing the 'right project' by that *spare* one, with the help of Alain, my neighbor, let's power on that monster again!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E03-6.jpg)

Bluuuuuuue!!! yeahhhh!!!!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E03-13.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E03-9.jpg)

After setting the projectors alignments...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E03-11.jpg)

Let's try to have the best color settings on both projector...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E03-12.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E03-10.jpg)

Not perfect for sure, but I'm moooooooooooooore than happy with that!  :-* :-* :-*
 
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E03-15.jpg)

Now it's time for a game in 'better condition', isn't it?  ::) :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E03-14.jpg)

Welcome the the Nuno's Lair V3 :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/S07E03-tube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzOM7eDdWGw)

 8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: shrunkenmaster on March 23, 2013, 06:02:11 PM
Be careful Bruno when you 'put your eye against it'  ;D

Seriously though, I am in awe of your dedication. This is a huge undertaking and you have performed a miracle in getting this beast up and running!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 23, 2013, 06:30:40 PM
(http://t.qkme.me/3pxcd8.jpg)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Luigi on March 23, 2013, 06:39:35 PM
Holy shit, this is soooo awesome!!!  :spaceace:

Congrats Bruno!! :)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: funkycochise on March 23, 2013, 07:38:45 PM
Great result !
Can't wait to shoot some ships...


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Donkey on March 23, 2013, 11:43:22 PM
Looks awesome! Congrats 8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: McVenco on March 23, 2013, 11:57:09 PM
Far out!  :)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Sonic 1992 on March 24, 2013, 05:44:32 AM
Congratulations.  Job well done.  :D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on March 24, 2013, 08:06:29 AM
Yes yes, it's getting there.

You have two working projectors. The ones that aren't working, you can use their tubes as spare, when the time comes. Ofcourse the blue tube is usually the one that goes dark first so you could try sending these in for restoring. I think they do it in USA only today. Have a look here http://www.curtpalme.com/Advanced_Procedures.shtm (http://www.curtpalme.com/Advanced_Procedures.shtm) I 'm sure you will get good advice.

I see that both projectors now need serious convergence adjustments. I'd like to look inside any handbook on how to do this. I've only been working on CRTs for monitors so far. What model are yor SONY's there please?

Curt has some good info/manuals on SONY here
http://www.curtpalme.com/Sony10xx_Downloads.shtm (http://www.curtpalme.com/Sony10xx_Downloads.shtm)
But I need to check exactly what model yours is.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: bartie on March 24, 2013, 10:54:20 AM
Amazing to see this game working after a long time.
Congratulations.
You made your dream come true.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on March 24, 2013, 01:02:48 PM
Wow.....this is pretty hardcore....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2A0fK6NlXY

Again, if that blue tube is weak I could test it (and rejuvenate if necessary) with my Müter BMR2005 if you want Bruno. Just need to know the CRT pin out.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on March 24, 2013, 02:14:39 PM
You need the re-phosporize the inner surface and add a new gun to restore the CRT. When the phosphor is used, it's used. You can't 'clean' it.

The projector CRTs burn more intensly than regular RGB-CRTs, which means that both the gun material and phosphor ends much earlier.

You need to cut the glass open, and then weld it back together again.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on March 24, 2013, 02:36:45 PM
The original projector model coming 'from factory' with the Galaxian3 Theater6 Japanese model (like me) is the SONY VPH 1043QJ, fortunately similar with other references, like these ones : click me (http://www.hcinema.de/pdf/sonyvph1040_41_42anleitung.pdf).
Regarding the 'missing blue problem' on one of my three VPH 1043QJ, it would just be a matter of 'glycol' to change?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on March 24, 2013, 02:57:32 PM
Sadly I don't think so, because the blue *always* ends before the red and green. It is because the blue phosphor is the least durable of the three.

You clould check with that guy, Curt in the US. Either you would be buying  a new 'blue tube', or sending your old one in for restoring. Either way it is a couple of $$$.

Personally, if I would have a CRT projector, I would buy three completely new tubes. Red, green and blue. Because the use of the projector / games in private will never ever become as intensive as in public environment. They'd last me my life time after the change.

And, you would set the contrast/brightness level to optimal, instead of as in the arcades on maximal.

To really maintain, or at least be confidant that your projectors get a good care from you, check with http://www.curtpalme.com/CRTforSale_Misc.shtm (http://www.curtpalme.com/CRTforSale_Misc.shtm)

This is how a CRT for your projector usually wears out. http://www.curtpalme.com/TubeCondition.shtm (http://www.curtpalme.com/TubeCondition.shtm)

.. also, I'm trying to find out if there's a 'sweet spot' where to keep the intensity output, to maintain the CRTs health as long as possible with a minimal compromise in the picture brightness.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: dummyload on March 24, 2013, 08:03:23 PM
This type sony tubes can`t be bought new are rebuilt (new phosphore and new gun )
But they stil can be found second hand with no visible wear on the phosphore.
For a maximum light output the glycol should be checkt and replaced if needed afther this meany years of use and the surface of the tube and back of the lenses should be cleaned as well.
The electrical focus and g2 of the tubes chould also be readjust.
There are two types of tubes that are interchangeable for this type of projector the sd130 & sd187 ( 07ms probably also but not 100% sure)
I have heard that rejuvenating of projector tubes doesn`t work they are not in the same class as monitor tubes ,the phosphor will normaly be toast before a gun runs out of life.Personaly never had a projector tube with a weak gun but plenty with burn in and wear.
Bruno if you ever need tubes are help for the projectors send me a pm.   
 


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on March 24, 2013, 09:08:24 PM
Watching the film, I think the projectors are sufficient for now at least. There is certain screen burn but nothing that seems to interfer too much in the game.

Great clip there, Bruno. I really appreciate it. Just what I was longing to finally see. I trust you are feeling very very pleased with your work about this.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: TheBasement on March 25, 2013, 05:41:10 AM
If I ever take a trip overseas, I definitely need to request an invite to the Lair and to play the awesome Galaxian Theater. That is some dedication, congratulations!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 01, 2013, 08:20:44 AM
Argggh! The Galaxian Theater doesn't boot anymore this morning!? :shock: What's wrong?  :ghost:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Tyrem on April 01, 2013, 08:56:48 AM
Argggh! The Galaxian Theater doesn't boot anymore this morning!? :shock: What's wrong?  :ghost:

fuuuuuu noooo. hope you will find the problem.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on April 01, 2013, 09:00:21 AM
Argggh! The Galaxian Theater doesn't boot anymore this morning!? :shock: What's wrong?  :ghost:

fuuuuuu noooo. hope you will find the problem.

+1


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on April 01, 2013, 10:28:40 AM
Dry caps in the powersupplies perhaps?

What's your 5 volt to the logic at ?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: leonk on April 02, 2013, 12:09:22 AM
Argggh! The Galaxian Theater doesn't boot anymore this morning!? :shock: What's wrong?  :ghost:

April fools!! (right?)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Tyrem on April 02, 2013, 12:12:08 AM
Argggh! The Galaxian Theater doesn't boot anymore this morning!? :shock: What's wrong?  :ghost:

April fools!! (right?)

lol... i hope so... and if this was the case.. i walked right in this trap. :)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on April 02, 2013, 12:23:26 AM
Argggh! The Galaxian Theater doesn't boot anymore this morning!? :shock: What's wrong?  :ghost:
You just need this cap-kit:

(http://www.conrad.nl/medias/global/ce/4000_4999/4300/4330/4330/433013_RB_00_FB.EPS_1000.jpg)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on April 02, 2013, 08:40:53 AM
Oh right, that. Even though this may be an april fool's prank, I still must urge Bruno to see to his caps, at least in his powersupplies.

Yesterday was the day. My Camilla stole my mobile and hid it, and then asked me "Where's your phone?" - I was almost worried, but then I understood that it was an april fool's joke. Very clever, .. not. And then she's angry at me for *not* pulling an april fool's on her!? Imagine that!

I'll pull a prank on her, just need to come up with something very nasty.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 02, 2013, 06:37:46 PM
Argggh! The Galaxian Theater doesn't boot anymore this morning!? :shock: What's wrong?  :ghost:

April fools!! (right?)

HELL YEAH  ;D

Still playing fine so far... (played yesterday)  ;)

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: slowcade on April 02, 2013, 08:19:58 PM
Be careful not to jinx it! :ghost:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on April 02, 2013, 08:32:57 PM
Yes, I did get kind of that feeling too.

Careful careful. You just may summon a demon.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Tyrem on April 02, 2013, 09:34:13 PM
Argggh! The Galaxian Theater doesn't boot anymore this morning!? :shock: What's wrong?  :ghost:

April fools!! (right?)

HELL YEAH  ;D

Still playing fine so far... (played yesterday)  ;)

 :spaceace:

nice one ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Superully on April 03, 2013, 12:14:22 AM
i just HATE april 1 - i honestly do!!!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on April 03, 2013, 12:15:16 AM
i just HATE april 1 - i honestly do!!!

+1


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on April 03, 2013, 12:17:03 AM
i just HATE april 1 - i honestly do!!!

Germans.....no sense of humor..... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Superully on April 03, 2013, 12:51:17 AM
Germans.....no sense of humor..... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

you're right, we suck big time when it comes to humor! :P

patrik called me yesterday evening and told me that there are two guys in front of the storage with a trailer loading cabs and he doesn't know what to do. i called his bluff and he was really disappointed! you can't fool me, my friend!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on April 03, 2013, 07:56:54 AM
Come on, Ully. It's not that bad. You just need to come up with a good revenge.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Superully on April 03, 2013, 08:03:35 AM
Come on, Ully. It's not that bad. You just need to come up with a good revenge.

agreed, not that bad, but i just didn't fall for it. patrik is not a good actor :P and my revenge is simple: put more games in storage! 8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on April 03, 2013, 08:25:28 AM
Hahah.. it's always about the revenge, isn't it? The best trick always wins. Or at least the trick that makes the strongest impression.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Belike on April 03, 2013, 09:49:27 AM
Come on, Ully. It's not that bad. You just need to come up with a good revenge.
and my revenge is simple: put more games in storage! 8)
Great idea. :D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: bal on April 08, 2013, 10:39:44 AM
Argggh! The Galaxian Theater doesn't boot anymore this morning!? :shock: What's wrong?  :ghost:


 ;D best april fool i've seen for a while, i'm rofl (but was scared before !) !

 :pac: :ghost:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on April 08, 2013, 12:58:31 PM
Well now, how do we keep this climax on high level? We know all is working.

Is there a game night coming up? Or some initiation party to honor the rebirth of Galaxian 3? I'm waiting for an article to pop up any day now in a magazine somewhere. I'm guessing that Bruno is preparing his arcade for the event.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: slowcade on April 08, 2013, 01:37:56 PM
How long would it take to drive there from the Eurocade location, for example?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on April 08, 2013, 02:44:56 PM
aprox 3 hours  ;)

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http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=3863.0 (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=3863.0)


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Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on April 08, 2013, 03:16:25 PM
Lucky you. Taking the boat from Sweden would take me three days, and I'd be lucky not to sink.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: slowcade on April 08, 2013, 03:54:41 PM
Lucky you. Taking the boat from Sweden would take me three days, and I'd be lucky not to sink.
You're not going to Eurocade?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on April 08, 2013, 04:00:56 PM
I'd like to. But where is it?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on April 08, 2013, 04:05:01 PM
14 & 15 Sept. Hilversum - The Netherlands

www.eurocade.eu


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on April 08, 2013, 04:08:10 PM
Aha, thanks. Yes, I googled it and came to that place. Nice!
I'm now looking at the hotels.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: vrAx on April 11, 2013, 11:49:14 PM
Sadly I don't think so, because the blue *always* ends before the red and green. It is because the blue phosphor is the least durable of the three.

Yeah, depending on the projector, the blue or green will wear the most. Your eyes don't really need to see much blue and green in nature (sky, grass), red is the most important.. so the B & G CRTs are driven harder and will wear faster. Since video games have static images, the tubes will also burn.

Fortunately for all of us.. nobody wants CRT projection anymore. Also, the Sony VPH-10xx series projectors are about the most common units ever made. They're also some of the cheapest.. which in projector-speak means that they use lower-end CRTs and don't have terribly tight focusing ability.

This is good and bad.. because when blowing up 15.7khz images on large screens, if you have really good focus, your screen will actually be less bright, since you will actually see scan lines with empty space between them. If your tubes have poor focus, the beam will be hitting more phosphor, and putting out more light. It's common practice to electrically defocus your blue tube for exactly this reason (NOT optically defocus, because you aren't getting more light by doing this).

I wouldn't bother re-tubing those projectors.. they are already going to have high hours on the chassis as well. Just completely replace them.
Personally, I would replace them with Barco 701, 708 or Cine 7 projectors (also re-labeled as Runco DTV-940, 943, 947, with the bonus of a black-painted casing). They are much brighter and still nice and small enough that they should fit into the same space as your 1043s. They are also totally-digitally controlled units, so you can set them up using a remote and PERFECTLY align the left and right screens. The Sonys are analog-units, you have to converge them by tweaking trimpots -- they are far less precise, less bright, and more likely to have convergence drift.

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Personally, if I would have a CRT projector, I would buy three completely new tubes. Red, green and blue. Because the use of the projector / games in private will never ever become as intensive as in public environment. They'd last me my life time after the change.
And, you would set the contrast/brightness level to optimal, instead of as in the arcades on maximal.
.. also, I'm trying to find out if there's a 'sweet spot' where to keep the intensity output, to maintain the CRTs health as long as possible with a minimal compromise in the picture brightness.

Yes, It would be ideal to run the projectors at lesser contrast levels... but if the game is only going to be on for a few weeks a year, I would probably just leave it set to look as good as it can.

I'm sure you're not considering it anyway, but DO NOT put any digital projectors in that thing! first of all they won't be able to gracefully deal with the throw geometry, and the color will not be as brilliant.

This post is already long, but considering it's my first: I'll say that I've been following your progress on this thing, and it looks amazing! I am an expert with CRT projection so I can offer you some guidance if you need it.

Personally, I want to own a G3 someday as well.. and as long as they would fit, I would install Barco 7-series projectors with external line-doublers. It would look far better than new.

Within the last 2 weeks I just replaced all 24 CRTs in my 8-player Daytona USA Special, I haven't seen a single 50" screen look that good in years.. much less 8 of them, all aligned with each other and color-balanced.

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j205/1980b/dsp2_zps0025ff2a.jpg) (http://www.cybersled.com/albums/Daytona%20USA/special/dsp2.jpg)

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j205/1980b/dsp1_zpse92f19ec.jpg) (http://www.cybersled.com/albums/Daytona%20USA/special/dsp1.jpg)


Your priority should be to swap the projectors out, or the tubes at the very least -- you'll wonder why you never did it sooner!

Also, stockpile some extra projectors whenever you find them cheap.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on April 11, 2013, 11:53:43 PM
aprox 3 hours  ;)

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http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=3863.0 (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=3863.0)


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3 hours is exactly correct from Ridderkerk, The Arcade Capitol of Europe, but of course Eurocade 2013 will be at Hilversum and this adds at least half an hour. And I guess/hope Bruno will be in Hilversum too :)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on April 12, 2013, 07:28:07 AM
Awesome summary there, vrax.

I didin't know digital projectors had less vivid colors than CRT projectors. But can't you just tweak the 'Saturation' or something in a DLP projector to display more intense color?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: vrAx on April 12, 2013, 08:47:19 AM
Historically, color-corrected CRT projectors tend to have a more accurate tracking of color. These days, good digital projectors that cost around $3.5-5K USD are basically just as good. Now, considering this is a video game -- it really isn't critical. It's just nice to have some vivid red on the screen! CRT projectors have no fixed-pixel structure (like a shadow mask, or a digital projector) -- they're just painting the beam on a solid plane of colored phosphor, so they can naturally "bleed" the colors slightly, which is desirable.

..but what IS critical is your black level. You can see on the G3's screen now how the images are sort of washed out and some color won't turn all the way off.. With a properly set CRT projector with good tubes, your blacks will be exactly that: no light whatsoever on the screen. The color will really pop and look fantastic.. For an "environmental" game like G3, it's really important.

Unless you want to spend a LOT of money on newer digital projectors, any reasonably-priced or used digital projector is going to have comparatively  poor black levels. Also, digital projectors are only going to have extremely limited geometry adjustments, if any at all, as you can't alter the shape of the digital panels it's projecting from -- it all has to be done mechanically. So, even though G3's screen is curved, there are likely still some keystoning issues that you would not be able to adjust-out, but I still think it would look fairly acceptable. What isn't acceptable is how much you'd have to pay for good projectors with good black levels -- and how long the bulbs or the units themselves last.

Here in the USA, Sony VPH-10xx projectors are pretty easy to find, and if you have to pay more than $50-100 for one, you're being ripped off!
The people that want to use CRT projectors these days need them to be able to display 1080p, and only the high-end models that cost $20-50K a few years ago have value these days since they are the only ones that can actually display it. The rest are junk to nearly everybody, but exactly what G3 needs.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Luigi on April 12, 2013, 09:14:06 AM
Wow, lots of background info here :)

vrAx: Welcome! This is YOUR setup??  :o  Please introduce yourself with a bunch of pictures ;)  ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on April 12, 2013, 09:46:27 AM
Thanks Vrax. Interesting to hear.

And.. "CRT projectors have no fixed-pixel structure (like a shadow mask, or a digital projector) -- they're just painting the beam on a solid plane of colored phosphor, so they can naturally "bleed" the colors slightly, which is desirable."

-  That's exactly what I like about the analog display technology.

About the poor black-level in LCD/DLP regular projectors, same goes for any LCD/LED panels. There's always this ambient base brightness which you can never get rid of, sadly.

And "... digital projectors are only going to have extremely limited geometry adjustments, if any at all.. "

-  I really had no idea about this. Since the G3 screen is curved, would two DLP projectors be able to project a seemless picture then? And what about the throw distance, are the CRT projectors generally better in this aspect? It would be a nightmare if you'd swap the CRT-prjs for some LCD/DLP ones, and discover that you cannot fit the size, being it too large, or too small.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 12, 2013, 09:30:50 PM
Thanks vrAx, I really appreciate all that stuff around CRT projectors. I may ask few things about them soon ;)
Oh, and...of course, welcome to Galaxian3.net DFL' ALS' board!
PS : very impressive 'Daytona' wall!  :-*


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on April 12, 2013, 09:57:52 PM
Yes, it is. Kind of makes me wish I had eight asses so that I could play all of the Daytonas at once.  ;D

About the SONY projectors there, could I buy one in US and have it shipped? Anybody knows how much it costs to ship a CRT projector to EU?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on April 13, 2013, 12:01:17 AM
Probably a lot more than the price of the projector itself. They are big and they are very heavy.

Your best bet might be getting it on Love's 2nd container.....


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on April 13, 2013, 07:34:06 AM
That sounds lovely. Thanks Level. Who is Mr.Love?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: scr33n on April 13, 2013, 08:31:18 AM
Who is Mr.Love?

http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=3726.0


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 13, 2013, 09:41:49 AM
Well, I don't think it necessary to import such monsters projectors after all, because there are plenty of them in Europe for sale. But even when I find one for sale, the seller won't ship it... and I can understand it : realllly heavy, huge size,fragile ... and shipping costs probably almost  as huge as shipping a cabinet!  :shock:
So my best hope is to wait one for sale, not to far from my place.
Two months ago, someone not too far from Paris had ...TWO... projectors for sale... Because I use to go to Paris often to visit wife's family, we combined the family trip and went to that seller with wife & daughter (a kind of mini road trip) ...and bought them! It was a mess inside the car. All of stuff for vacation, and must find free space for these two projectors!  ;D

These models are SONY VPM-1042QM, who seems to have the same specs than the SONY VPM-1043QJ that came originally with the GT6.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/sony-vph-1042qm)

I didn't test them yet connected to the theater because :

- they are 220V, and the model inside the GT6 works under 110V. I think there is a switch inside the projector to switch between 220V & 110V?
- will probably have to set the right 'focus' position for the tubes, because the previous seller didn't use these projectors with the same "projector<>screen" distance
- will have to remove one from the gt6 and I'm too lazy to do it...  ::)

But I think they will do the job right. So I have at last two *spare* projectors... and I'm still looking for more of course  ;D So if one of you can help me on that, I would really appreciate  :-* Here's the query guys  ;D  :arrow: SONY VPH 1042 and I think other models in the series SONY VPH 104X should be ok too.

Oh, and a last note regarding the initial/original projector SONY VPM-1043QJ who has the 'missing blue' problem. I went with that projector to a Sony center close to my work, and ask them for a repair. They got the projector, they got also 60 or 80€ (can't remember exactly) to draw up a quote. Two weeks later, they told me : not possible to repair, no more part available for that mode!  :evil: Damn! I paid €€€ just for someone told me that  :-X


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on April 13, 2013, 10:14:34 AM
That sucks big time but I'm already surprised they even accepted it,  it is so old they probably have no-one who even knows how they work anymore ;)

Yes I'd look in Europe too, plenty of business have been using these things. However I think in the US more and also there were a lot more private owners of these things.

Uncletom, it's pretty weird that you managed to miss the whole container deal thread....you should look around this forum a bit more to stay updated  ;D ;D

My favorite item of this site is right on top next to your avatar. It's a link that says "Show unread posts since last visit". By using this, you don't miss anything :)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on April 13, 2013, 10:19:45 AM
Here's the manual Bruno, the 240/120V switch is indeed inside and it's shown on page 3:

http://cinemadave.com/1040-Projector/Manuals/1042.Install.pdf


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on April 13, 2013, 05:19:08 PM
Yes, I know, Level, thanks.

And I thought I was a good boy keeping my coffee stash updated. Staying up to date is a full time job, but I will be browsing this forum more thoroughly in the future. I've only got the email-note on for Galaxian 3 this far.



Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: funkycochise on April 14, 2013, 04:51:18 PM
just checked my neighborhood :

http://www.leboncoin.fr/annonces/offres/lorraine/bonnes_affaires/?q=SONY%20VPH%20&f=p (http://www.leboncoin.fr/annonces/offres/lorraine/bonnes_affaires/?q=SONY%20VPH%20&f=p)

a bit expensive imho...



Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 14, 2013, 05:22:42 PM
just checked my neighborhood :

http://www.leboncoin.fr/annonces/offres/lorraine/bonnes_affaires/?q=SONY%20VPH%20&f=p (http://www.leboncoin.fr/annonces/offres/lorraine/bonnes_affaires/?q=SONY%20VPH%20&f=p)

a bit expensive imho...


Yeps, I've seen it few weeks ago. I contacted him and ask for a better price, because the condition doesn't look good... he said NO WAY  :ghost:
SO ok...at this price, he can keep it forever!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on April 14, 2013, 06:25:16 PM
Well, we must understand that it is a "Rétroprojecteur".


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 14, 2013, 07:18:08 PM
SEASON 07 - FIXING THE THEATER

EPISODE 04: UFO IN BELGIUM!
Starring : Darth Nuno & the 'mothership'?


Belgian UFO wave
The Belgian UFO wave refers to a series of sightings of triangular UFOs in Belgium, which lasted from April 2007.

The Belgian UFO wave peaked with the events of the night of 28/29 April 2007. On that night unknown objects were tracked on radar, photographed, and were sighted by an estimated thousands people on the ground - 2,600 of whom filed written statements describing in detail what they had seen. Following the incident the Belgian air force released a report detailing the events of that night...

Picture taken in the Belgium coast area...courtesy of Belgium Air Force :
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E04-0.jpg)

Now here's pictures taken early in January 2013, somewhere in Wallonia / South Belgium, from a garden according a witness...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E04-1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E04-3.jpg)

A roof?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E04-4.jpg)

Other lights formation?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E04-5.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E04-6.jpg)

It looks like a starship engine?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E04-2.jpg)

'Electronic stuff' to make it fly?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E04-7.jpg)

Weapons too?!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E04-8.jpg)

No doubt possible... it's a ship!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E04-10.jpg)

A battle ship! Danger here!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E04-9.jpg)

Oh wait, there's a name on this ship, see  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E04-11.jpg)

Yes, there's is an UFO in Belgium!  8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: leonk on April 14, 2013, 07:35:11 PM
Hey Bruno. Apart from the few tweaks / repairs and never ending maintenance. Is it safe to say the build is now complete?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on April 14, 2013, 07:52:41 PM
Hahaha. Awesome! Great pictures.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: scr33n on April 14, 2013, 08:02:30 PM
Coooollllll!!!!  :spaceace: :-*


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: caincan on April 14, 2013, 11:28:43 PM
they suspected a high peak on electricity somewhere on the country  ;D.

big luck it was "only" the 3tritubes. i would pray each time it starts for this.  play it as it was the very last time. 


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on April 15, 2013, 12:51:32 AM
Haha, LOL !!!

When I saw this:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E04-1.jpg)

I was hearing this (in my mind):

http://freemp3q.com/play.php?id=EmA0iXDB1xI&t=The%20Five%20Tones%20Deaf%20Tribute

...and imagined the color guns to follow the notes.....  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: vrAx on April 18, 2013, 08:09:48 AM
Quote from: uncletom
And "... digital projectors are only going to have extremely limited geometry adjustments, if any at all.. "

-  I really had no idea about this. Since the G3 screen is curved, would two DLP projectors be able to project a seemless picture then? And what about the throw distance, are the CRT projectors generally better in this aspect? It would be a nightmare if you'd swap the CRT-prjs for some LCD/DLP ones, and discover that you cannot fit the size, being it too large, or too small.

Digital projectors are bouncing light off of or passing light through a rectangular panel -- all of them; DLP, LCD, LCOS, etc. The shape of the panel cannot be physically changed. What this means is that if your screen isn't flat, or you're projecting off-axis, you will not be able to get a nice picture with a perfectly even geometry. More expensive digital projectors will have the the imaging device mounted on motorized pivots so you can mechanically adjust the panel to be off-axis inside the projector's light path, so you can correct for off-axis projector mounts before it passes through the lens system. This still only provides limited adjustments; basically strictly "keystone" adjustments.

You could find digital projectors that would project a nice picture in a G3, but if you want something with a good black level (and you do), you'll spend 150x more than you would using old CRT projectors that will still align better.

Depending on the projector's electronics, a CRT projector can draw the beam wherever you want it to on the CRT face, so they're ideal for stuff like this. The Sony 10xx series are about the most basic projectors out there, and even those can be very easily tuned-up for good alignment.

Darth: you're going to have to intimately familiarize yourself with those projectors (or, CRT projectors in general) to really dial them in nice. There are probably videos on YT on how to converge the Sony 10xx projectors, maybe even adjusting G2 & color drives. Considering they're basically the most common projectors ever, there is a lot of info out there on them. You should do all of that..

http://www.curtpalme.com/Sony10xx.shtm

And search the forums on that site as well; lots of good info on those projectors.

..but, if you have 2 spare projectors already, you should just pull the original ones and use those. The tubes are likely going to be in far better shape. I only suggest this because you really will have to just start with fresh projectors, one way or another -- don't keep those originals in there, they are too tired by now -- both the tubes and electronics will have 10-15k+ hours on them. ANY Sony 10xx projector will drop right in there. The model # isn't really going to matter; they mostly denote inputs/voltages, and are basically identical inside. As long as the input voltage is right, they will all display the video signal since it's just standard 15.7kHz.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on April 18, 2013, 01:18:06 PM
A side question, has anybody ever used a projector for vertical games? Is there anything to consider when mounting a projector sideways?

I mean it is heavy and all, and it would most likely require a special mounting bracket/arm.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Sonic 1992 on April 26, 2013, 06:51:07 PM
I would be expecting a visit from Agents Mulder & Scully soon!!   :D

Looking Great.   

BTW, my OCD is acting up...   Polish and clean everything in that Galaxian Theatre, Bruno!   No Dust!!!    ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 27, 2013, 03:33:40 PM
SEASON 07 - FIXING THE THEATER

EPISODE 05: The Final Frontier?
Starring : Darth Nuno

This week end (tomorrow by the time I'm writing to be precise) is the sixth anniversary of this topic!
Time flies....yes!

Although this Galaxian3 Theater6 'Resurrection' is not fully done, it is high time for me to show you the beast in his new (and final?) environment... the Nuno's Lair V(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif).

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-5.jpg)

Oh yes, still my 'reference' stickers applied here & there...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-6.jpg)

...but also ugly "no smoking" stickers on the front of the Theater!

Let's remove all these unnecessary things now, and let's start a shooting photo session 8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-1.jpg)

Did you spot the T-shirt? Yeah, it's the one I wore 6 years ago for the road trip! A true collectible item  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-4.jpg)

So yeah, I think I really deserve my "victory" moment after all all these years... This is it!  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-2.jpg)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

Here's now pictures, in various lightening condition... enjoy  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-7.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-8.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-9.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-10.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-11.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-12.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-13.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-14.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-15.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-16.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-17.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-31.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-32.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-18.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-19.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-20.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-21.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-22.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-23.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-24.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-25.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-26.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-27.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-28.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-29.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-30.jpg)

Guys, I can tell you I'm really happy all that 'SIX YEARS' story is NOW behind me! At last, I can slow down the work on this... and I'm sure you won't blame me for this...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6-S07E05-3.jpg)

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on April 27, 2013, 03:44:01 PM
Its fantastic !  :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Tyrem on April 27, 2013, 03:54:32 PM
stunning.. and only a few kilometers away from me. :)
bruno.. you are not by any chance selling another cab that I could pick up at your place? ;) ;) ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on April 27, 2013, 05:04:28 PM
A project well done.

You not only salvaged and rebuilt the thing, you needed a house for it so you built that too. And now you have it to experience every day. That is in deed a victory.

.. now all I need to do is to come and play it.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: McVenco on April 27, 2013, 08:17:47 PM
This is such an epic story. Bruno deserves a lifetime achievement award!  :spaceace:  :)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Belike on April 27, 2013, 08:25:09 PM
Awesome, let's go play! ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Reboot on April 27, 2013, 09:44:57 PM
Superrrrrrrr, what a great story. You REALLY have an arcade lifestyle!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Amiga on April 27, 2013, 10:36:58 PM
its a DREAM :shock:

well done Bruno.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Luigi on April 28, 2013, 11:35:58 AM
Greatest Arcade story so far, IMHO! You deserve to take a nap there....who wouldn't like to do the same?  ::)

Hope you got lots of nice folks around you to play with you....I could imagine this is a bit boring to play alone :)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Sonic 1992 on May 01, 2013, 07:59:25 AM
Congratulations on this epic one of a kind video game project.

Job Well Done!


Hats off to you my friend!!!  :pac:  :ghost:  :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 04, 2013, 08:55:19 AM
Thanks guys.  :)

Oh, I didn't post this video I've done, just after fixing the game... we are in January 2013  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/ZolgearTube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi2eLC7wnhw)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on May 04, 2013, 12:02:08 PM
First, Great Job!!!

Second, did you find what that little board, in seat 2 or 3 or something, does?

- nic


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 27, 2013, 07:56:42 AM
Second, did you find what that little board, in seat 2 or 3 or something, does?
- nic
Nope, it looks like an additional power supply to make the additional coins detector works? Will have to double check that...anyway, useless in my setup fully working!  ;)

Otherwise, few bulbs from the front theater were not working, just replaced all of them (eight!) with brand new one/exact match (thanks for oversea shipping, Barry  :-*)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6_bulb_1.jpg)

Oh, and finally get rid of my Project Dragoon/Zolgear 'mixed' setup, now the Galaxian is loading its full 'Attack Of The Zolgear' setup  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6_bulb_2.jpg)

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 27, 2013, 08:11:21 AM
Fluorescent Lamp on each seat wasn't working anymore. Just replaced all of them by brand new ones...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6_tube_1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6_tube_2.jpg)

Done!  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3_theater6_tube_3.jpg)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 27, 2013, 10:52:11 AM
There's no 'roof' provided by Namco with the Theater.
It's up to the operator to arrange 'something'. Sure, you can let it without no roof, but it involves you to switch off the lights in order to avoid them to light the screen during a game

Soooo, let's built something!  8)

See how my car can easily 'loads' 8 panels (244x122cm) + 10 rafters (350cm)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/roof/Galaxian_Theater_roof_1.jpg)

Just put the 10 rafters on the top...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/roof/Galaxian_Theater_roof_2.jpg)

...and drop the panels on it...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/roof/Galaxian_Theater_roof_3.jpg)

And this is it!  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/roof/Galaxian_Theater_roof_4.jpg)

Proof of concept demonstrated  ;D Next step, remove the panels and paint the inside in black, and the external side in blue. Of course, a blue that will match the blue of the Theater  ;) Wait! Do will I have to bring a part of it to the paint shop, in order to scan the blue? Hell Yeaahhh!  ;D

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on May 27, 2013, 01:22:12 PM
Let me just express a slight consern about the possible oxygen deprivation, and the causes thereof. Not to mention the unpleasant smell if someone has had too much beans.

Did you make sure there is sufficient ventilation inside the player's area?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 27, 2013, 08:01:51 PM
Let me just express a slight consern about the possible oxygen deprivation, and the causes thereof. Not to mention the unpleasant smell if someone has had too much beans.

Did you make sure there is sufficient ventilation inside the player's area?
:D

No ventilation problem at all. The roof doesn't close totally the theater. You can even  spot on the last picture the light coming from the top, without lightening the screen. In addition the theater is fully open on its back.  8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on May 27, 2013, 10:08:01 PM
yes, well you can test that theory in practice, six big men playing G3 for an hour. I will bet you that somebody is going to feel dizzy.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on May 27, 2013, 10:22:25 PM
Is it just me that I have to say: Sigh ! :roll: :roll:......jeez Tom, the doors to the theatre are larger than a man's size. There's two of them, the roof is not completely closed as Bruno already said. So plenty air in, plenty air out. Ventilation starts naturally by the players body heat...if not any other heat sources. the hot air will rise and escape through the "holes" in the roof, fresh air will be drawn from the front/bottom.

I'm sure after an hour someone's going to be dizzy, but I'll bet it's from the game, not a lack of air...

I was thinking black for the inside roof as well but did you consider silver paint ? I am not sure how that would work out, but it might give a bit more a feeling of being in a cockpit...on the other hand, your eyes are way too busy watching the screen :)

Those "small" details like each player's fluorescent tube ( :) ) just finish off a machine like that :)  :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on May 28, 2013, 07:00:12 AM
Yes yes, jeez me. But you do agree that I have a certain point in the argument. The brain does need oxygen, and you need your brain to play well. I really hope that the circulation by the game fans will be sufficient, or I will bring my own oxygen tank into the theater.

Painting the roof, I'd use a matt black to avoid any reflections from any possible angles.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on May 28, 2013, 07:32:14 AM
Sometimes reflections are actually very cool. If you ever played the Star Wars cockpit with the original cardboard bezel you'll know what I mean....

But I guess that wouldn't work on the G3 because your view is already almost completely filled by the huge screen compared to the SW cockpit.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Superully on May 28, 2013, 08:05:52 AM
Yes yes, jeez me. But you do agree that I have a certain point in the argument. The brain does need oxygen, and you need your brain to play well. I really hope that the circulation by the game fans will be sufficient, or I will bring my own oxygen tank into the theater.

are you really serious about all of that? are you thinking about suffocation when you're on the toilet as well? ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on May 28, 2013, 08:07:23 AM
I have never played the Star Wars cockpit with the original cardboard bezel, so I don't know what you mean. Please tell me.

Ully, ofcourse. I'm very sensitive.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on May 28, 2013, 08:07:39 AM
Yes yes, jeez me. But you do agree that I have a certain point in the argument. The brain does need oxygen, and you need your brain to play well. I really hope that the circulation by the game fans will be sufficient, or I will bring my own oxygen tank into the theater.

are you really serious about all of that? are you thinking about suffocation when you're on the toilet as well? ;)

Mmmm, my toilet does have a connection to the central ventilation in my house  ;D ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on May 28, 2013, 08:08:56 AM
Come on guys, don't bring toilets into the picture, please!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on May 28, 2013, 08:12:56 AM
Here's a picture of my SW cockpit bezel:

(http://users.adam.com.au/hr350/bezel.jpg)

(Isn't it funny where you find back your own pictures, this is on an Australian forum :) )

THe "light" stripes are actually metal/mirror/shiny looking. When it's installed in the cockpit, the stripes will reflect the colors on the screen. It gives a bit of a "tunnel" like view. You will never miss it when you've never seen it before, but when it's there you don't want to play it without anymore. It just adds a little something to the whole cockpit feeling.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Tyrem on May 28, 2013, 09:58:29 AM
Ully, ofcourse. I'm very sensitive.

nobody is that sensitive. this monster is wide open. i would even play it without any problems if all the seats were in fact toilets.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on May 28, 2013, 02:12:36 PM
Ully, easy for you to say. You have an integrated breathing system in your helmet there.

Level, thanks for the pic. Awesome idea actually. I've never seen that bezel, I thought the cockpit version had a black paper-bezel just like the upright has. Well then, I'm really curious now. Do you have the game rigged up to play at home now?

... Is there a plane leaving for Holland today?

Level, could you film it for me, please?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on May 28, 2013, 03:14:25 PM
He even has it running on a oscilloscope !  :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1zI8tmQ-T8


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on May 28, 2013, 04:48:08 PM
Ully, easy for you to say. You have an integrated breathing system in your helmet there.

Level, thanks for the pic. Awesome idea actually. I've never seen that bezel, I thought the cockpit version had a black paper-bezel just like the upright has. Well then, I'm really curious now. Do you have the game rigged up to play at home now?

... Is there a plane leaving for Holland today?

Level, could you film it for me, please?

Sorry for going off topic Bruno :)

Of course my SW cockpit is 100% working :)

Book a ticket and the hotel for Eurocade 2013 and you can play it all weekend in september  ;D

www.eurocade.eu

Oh and both sides of the cab are wide open  ;D


Look at my Youtube channel for plenty of videos of my SW cockpit:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AtariAndre42


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on May 28, 2013, 06:09:44 PM
Thanks Level. I'm looking at your kanaaal  now. Awesome stuff.

.. but there's nothing about your bezel there.

I really want to go to Eurocade, but my Camilla wants to tour eastern europe this summer, so it looks like I'll be driving in the Czech republic instead.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Q*ris on May 28, 2013, 07:39:56 PM
I'm really concerned that you won't be able to breathe correctly in your car.
Don't forget to smash all the windows before leaving for vacations...


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on May 28, 2013, 08:40:34 PM
Cars have active air-conditioning, the G3 doesn't. When you sit there playing, starting to feel dizzy, remember that I brought the issue up. I mean, it's not difficult to do something about it, you can just put a regular air-fan from any store blowing air into one 'door', the air would circulate exiting the other 'door'. That would be sufficient. I'm only mentioning this for your convenience. Not as a joke.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Tyrem on May 28, 2013, 09:21:21 PM
Cars have active air-conditioning, the G3 doesn't. When you sit there playing, starting to feel dizzy, remember that I brought the issue up. I mean, it's not difficult to do something about it, you can just put a regular air-fan from any store blowing air into one 'door', the air would circulate exiting the other 'door'. That would be sufficient. I'm only mentioning this for your convenience. Not as a joke.

the thing is wide open. if you are in an intense battle you can fall out of the chair, roll over and you are out of it. we played 4 matches with 6 more or less smelly men... no problem at all. did you ever play it?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on May 28, 2013, 09:26:18 PM
Thanks Level. I'm looking at your kanaaal  now. Awesome stuff.

.. but there's nothing about your bezel there.

I really want to go to Eurocade, but my Camilla wants to tour eastern europe this summer, so it looks like I'll be driving in the Czech republic instead.


Mmmm remember, the Czech border patrols hate tourist season:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i8CDuAoWXs

;) ;) ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on May 28, 2013, 09:38:20 PM
Tyrem. Ok, I'll take your word for it then. But you must not underestimate your need for good air.

Level. Right, hahaha.. no. In this case I think that the czechs are more conserned with other 'problems' around their borders - women. There's this village on the border from Germany, full of really enthusiastic women who sell themselves. Ever since I was a little boy and we used to go by this little village, I asked my mom about all those girls, she was never really honest to me. But today I understand.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on May 28, 2013, 10:15:42 PM
Tyrem. Ok, I'll take your word for it then. But you must not underestimate your need for good air.

You're right.

Level. Right, hahaha.. no. In this case I think that the czechs are more conserned with other 'problems' around their borders - women. There's this village on the border from Germany, full of really enthusiastic women who sell themselves. Ever since I was a little boy and we used to go by this little village, I asked my mom about all those girls, she was never really honest to me. But today I understand.
uhhhh.....ok before we completely derail this thread:

Here's a picture that shows the effect pretty well and that's the last I'll post off-topic here :)

You can see that the black is pretty shiny too, it really reflects and the silver stripes really enhance esp. the explosions....

OK seeing Czech hookers or seeing this brilliant little effect for real, it's up to you buddy  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D



Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on May 28, 2013, 10:23:26 PM
Thank you very much for that picture. I think I can imaginge now how it must look. But I still need to play it that way to really experience the glory of the concept. Amazing... I wonder how it would look on Starblade.

Damn, I apologise.. sorry. I'm a master of derailing threads. Lucky for us all you're around to keep it on track.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 29, 2013, 10:54:17 PM
In order to thanks the close participants to my Galaxian(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif) saga, I wanted them to be the first ones to 'officially' try the monster in a kind of 'warming session' or let's say a 'pre-meeting' before the official opening of the Nuno's Lair V3 to come! :)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/warming_galaxian_theater/teasing.jpg)

All the pictures of this 'event' right here (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=4559.0)!

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on May 29, 2013, 11:23:18 PM
Aaah, great pictures. Thank you!

When will your lair open? When can I come to try the Galaxian 3?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Wil2000 on May 30, 2013, 03:29:26 PM
It's very cool to discover old posts like the roadtrip of your Starblade, and read such things:
I'm a die hard fan of StarBlade, but also Galaxian 3...  :twisted:

At home, with now the full size Starblade arcade game now and also  on playstation :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/starblade/sony.jpg)

I use to play Galaxian 3 at the Belgium coast (Blankenberg) since more than 12 years from now !!! I go there every 3 or 4 years, and it's still there and runing  :wink:  HEre's the pictures from the last time, there are 10 month ago :


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/starblade/G3-1.jpg)


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/starblade/G3-2.jpg)


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/starblade/G3-3.jpg)

Next time, I'll ask if  Galaxian3 is for sale  :roll:  :wink:

Time has passed since 2005, could you have imagined this in your weirdest dreams?  :D
 ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 30, 2013, 08:43:59 PM
When will your lair open? When can I come to try the Galaxian 3?

Stay tuned, I'll organize an official opening  ;)

Time has passed since 2005, could you have imagined this in your weirdest dreams?  :D
 ;D
;D

Well, to be honest, I've never though I'll go so far in my 'arcade life style'   :-X

They tried to make me go to 'arcade' rehab, and I said no, no, no...  ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: vrAx on June 02, 2013, 10:02:23 AM
If I get this soon enough, I'll have to get the stickers scanned for you :)

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j205/1980b/g3_5_zps00268c52.jpg)



Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on June 02, 2013, 11:43:30 AM
THAT is a beautiful gun!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on June 22, 2013, 06:07:17 PM
Some stats from the ADS data, which -I would say- have never been reseted since day 1?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/galaxian3_ads_1.jpg)

ON TIME: 400 days
TOTAL PERSONS : 295202287 ???

I hesitate to reset all these data because all these values are part of this game history, but in other hand some values are probably false or unreadable because of high values, see the screen 2  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/galaxian3_ads_2.jpg)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: scr33n on June 22, 2013, 10:06:45 PM
OMG!!! :shock:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Level42 on June 22, 2013, 10:45:28 PM
295202287 people.....Impossible. Must be garbaged data. How is this stored on the PCB ?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Sonic 1992 on June 24, 2013, 07:36:42 AM
Unless it wouldn't hurt anything.... Keep it!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on August 09, 2013, 07:04:56 PM
Finally, after more than 20 years, I can play again one of the most impressive game inside THE most impressive arcade game ever made by human kind.

Ladies & Gentlemen, please let me introduce you : Galaxian³ Project Dragoon!

When I discovered for the first time the 'theater' in a game room located at the Belgium coast, it was equipped with its original mission called "Galaxian³ Project Dragoon". So during my holidays over there (1994/1995 or 1996...if my memory serves me right?), I played it like a mad man! A paly was very expensive at the time: 50BEF / 1,25€ ...but it didn't care, I played only that game!  ;D

Years & years l8ter, the Galaxian Theater was still there, but no more equipped with its original mission. It was converted into the second (and last) mission created for the Theater, 2nd mission named 'Attack Of The Zolgear", which is also very good, but not as good as THE original one : PROJECT DRAGOON!
In addition, most of the enemies inside "Project Dragoon" are the same than the ones inside STARBLADE, one of my 3 all time favorite games!

Anyway, here's in video my very first 'serious' play, right after removing the 'Zolgear' kit and replace it by the 'Dragoon' one!  :)

see the entire Dragoon set up right here  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/Zolgear_Dragoon.jpg) (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=4685.0)

...and the game play video :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/Dragoon-tube2.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xngRAh7L6Ak)

So yes, it's now possible to play 'Project Dragoon' & 'Attack Of The Zolgear' missions sat the same place... welcome to the Nuno's Lair v³ in Belgium!   8)

Ok, next steps for me :

- Replace & perfectly align the projectors (the current ones are 'screen burned' as you can see on the video) : high priority
- Add a clean & non destructive setup to also play "The Rising of Gourb", which is a bonus game that is specifically created for the PlayStation port : low priority
- PLAY/LEARN/SCORE...but also SHARE THAT GAME : Ultra High Priority!!!  ;D

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: anunaki on August 09, 2013, 07:21:40 PM
So  unbelievable this monster is in your private arcade
 :spaceace:

What an amazing piece it is


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on August 10, 2013, 01:35:22 PM
So yes, it's now possible to play 'Project Dragoon' & 'Attack Of The Zolgear' missions sat the same place... welcome to the Nuno's Lair v³ in Belgium!   8)

How long does it take to replace boards/roms to switch the games?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on August 10, 2013, 06:14:34 PM
So yes, it's now possible to play 'Project Dragoon' & 'Attack Of The Zolgear' missions sat the same place... welcome to the Nuno's Lair v³ in Belgium!   8)

How long does it take to replace boards/roms to switch the games?

See here (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=4685.msg68856#msg68856), at the end of the procedure  ;) ... less than 15 minutes I would say.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Cyril on August 15, 2013, 03:39:54 PM
Amazing to see this video, this is a "madeleine de Proust" for me, i played it a lot of time on a arcade place called "Strike" in the city of Lyon.

The music is awesome, especially the one when the mission was failled and the earth destroy.

Thx Bruno for this !


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on November 03, 2013, 09:36:50 PM
... i played it a lot of time on a arcade place called "Strike" in the city of Lyon.

Thanks Cyril! Tried to find pictures of the GT6 over there, but cannot find anything on the net  :-\ . Does this place still exists nowadays?

Otherwise, big Up to Atarimania & Electrozor for helping me to catch two additional SONY VPH *spare* projectors  :)  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/galaxian3_projectors.jpg)

 :-*


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Bicton on November 11, 2013, 04:05:24 PM
Super awesome post & machine, dreams come true!

Thank you to show all this beast working again!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Cyril on November 16, 2013, 10:24:35 AM
... i played it a lot of time on a arcade place called "Strike" in the city of Lyon.

Thanks Cyril! Tried to find pictures of the GT6 over there, but cannot find anything on the net  :-\ . Does this place still exists nowadays?

No, this is a sports shoe store now  :roll:. At the time it was the greatest place for arcade games in Lyon, the latest games was there every time and they have long hosted the Galaxian Theater.

Another time  :'(


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 03, 2014, 11:32:20 PM
For the *almost* seventh anniversary of this story, and because this beast is really crying for it... let's replace the left projector!

On the left, the original projector I got with that theater, remember, the one where the blue was missing...and on the right, one of the spare projectors I got during this two last years :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/Galaxian3_Sony_1.jpg)

So I'll use the left one 'Galaxian Theater setup ready' as reference, in order to configure the spare one on the right, used by his previous owner as a 'normal' home theater projector  :D Note that the model of these two projectors are not exactly the same, but the specs are similar.

Inside the projector...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/Galaxian3_Sony_2.jpg)

...see all these pot' ... 2 rows for each color, and some global ones! That's not gonna be as easy as setting up a CRT monitor!  :o
For now, the first thing to do is to setup that projector for a 'cell mount' use, but also more important : does it still work?

Removing a projector on a Galaxian3 Theater6 is 'technically easy', but... you have to disassemble few big elements first, see  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/Galaxian3_Sony_3.jpg)

I can do that job alone...huh.. so far  ::)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/Galaxian3_Sony_4.jpg)

Now due to the weight of a such projector, but also due to the procedure to remove it, it's simply IMPOSSIBLE to remove it all alone (of course, I think I'm smart and I tried to do it alone ... but I *fortunately* quickly abandon the idea...  :oops:)
So I'll check if the spare projector works as expected, and if it's the case, I'll continue its setup and proceed to the projectors 'swap' procedure with someone to help me  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/Galaxian3_Sony_5.jpg)

Let's power up the beast...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/Galaxian3_Sony_6.jpg)

The projector works, yess!  :)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/Galaxian3_Sony_7.jpg)

Next step, to remove the left 'sick' projector from the Theater, replace it by that spare one, and then starting its setup...


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Toykyle on April 04, 2014, 03:36:40 AM
That left projector would sure be replace with another spare for this awesome monstrous beast.  ;)
BTW, how has the progress been going along with the Galaxian3 2-Laserdisc Rip? I notice that those 2 laserdiscs have 2 audio tracks. The Digital being for the music and a few SFX and dialogue, and the Analog for the other part of the music, some SFX combining with the fading in SFX from the Digital as well as some radio dialogue, though of course in the very end after the mission successful, 2 Radio dialogues can be heard on both Digital and Analog tracks. Or maybe it's just those 2 laserdiscs that do that


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Nic-fryer on May 10, 2014, 05:12:35 PM
I was hoping to post on here for the 7th anniversary, but I missed it  :(

So, happy 7th year and 12th day!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 11, 2014, 09:14:50 AM
I was hoping to post on here for the 7th anniversary, but I missed it  :(

So, happy 7th year and 12th day!

Dawn! Same for me! :P Each year around March/April  I'm thinking about doing something special... but I forget  :oops:
Anyway, yes ... still happy that beast is still fully playable after so many years 'on location' @ the Belgium coast, and then dismantled here & there ... in the South Belgium... and finally in one piece inside its almost dedicated room  8)

Ok, back to the previous work... it was the replacement of the left projector. Now fixed  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-sonyvph-1.jpg)

That 'left one' is of course 'screen burns' free because it was used as a simple 'movie projector' by the previous owner :) You can still see them on the right one  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-sonyvph-2.jpg)

Now I still have to set the picture on the left one correctly. It's an absolute nightmare to set the convergence for the three tubes. But I'm already happy with these settings...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-sonyvph-3.jpg)

Funny! After changing the left projector, I now realize the the right one would deserve a replacement because the 'screen burns' to remove, but mainly because I can't have a real 'black' color from this right projector. You can clearly spot the 'black color' difference in this picture :  

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/rebuild/galaxian3-sonyvph-4.jpg)

It's annoying during a game play, but this little difference also affects all the gray objects, which are very numerous in a spaceships fighting game  ;D
So yeah... story to be continued with the replacement...on the right projector  ;D


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Toykyle on June 06, 2014, 10:50:07 PM
Is it possible to reconfigure the frames of galaxian3 laserdiscs to match bit left and right frames? They don't seem to match up. Example, during take off, the half circle is small on left, but on the right side the other half circle is big.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on June 28, 2014, 05:38:48 PM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ghost_Of_Galaxian3_Theater6_20.jpg)

Seven years l8ter after this epic road trip, I'm back on the original Galaxian3 Theater6 location, at the Belgium coast.
The area where the GT6 was located has been transformed to an indoor black light mini-golf, called Golfy.
More precisely, it was located in the Bar Club House "Volcano's" area, which has a dedicated entrance...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ghost_Of_Galaxian3_Theater6_1.jpg)

...here we are, where all the 'magic' happened  :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ghost_Of_Galaxian3_Theater6_2.jpg)

I'm now standing at its exact location  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ghost_Of_Galaxian3_Theater6_3.jpg)

...same place...other times...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ghost_Of_Galaxian3_Theater6_4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ghost_Of_Galaxian3_Theater6_5.jpg)

Ah... this famous elevator we used numerous times to move Galaxian3 parts during these crazy two days... :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ghost_Of_Galaxian3_Theater6_6.jpg)

...remember it, in 2007  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ghost_Of_Galaxian3_Theater6_7.jpg)

Except that Volcano's bar area, the place didn't changed so much... still part of the 'Sportland' game room :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ghost_Of_Galaxian3_Theater6_8.jpg)

Few pictures from various games here.
Hey, at last, I can try that famous Royale Battle :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ghost_Of_Galaxian3_Theater6_9.jpg)

I'm still fan of this! (Steve VAI rulez!)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ghost_Of_Galaxian3_Theater6_19.jpg)

Great to see an Ace Driver *DX* still operated in 2014!  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ghost_Of_Galaxian3_Theater6_10.jpg)

OutRun2  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ghost_Of_Galaxian3_Theater6_11.jpg)

One of the latest Namco racing game :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ghost_Of_Galaxian3_Theater6_16.jpg)

What? The Electro-Mechanical games would be back in Arcades?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ghost_Of_Galaxian3_Theater6_17.jpg)

Somehow yes... but taking now the shape of a redemption game  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ghost_Of_Galaxian3_Theater6_18.jpg)

Same idea for the return of ...SEA WOLF!  ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ghost_Of_Galaxian3_Theater6_12.jpg)

Still great to see such old shooting games  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ghost_Of_Galaxian3_Theater6_13.jpg)

...and this one, a little bit newer  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ghost_Of_Galaxian3_Theater6_15.jpg)

Pac Man, the franchise that will never die!  :pac:  :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ghost_Of_Galaxian3_Theater6_14.jpg)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Q*ris on June 28, 2014, 05:50:32 PM
Nice pics, thanks Bruno!
I wouldn't mind having a shot of two in that bar and then playing some Battle Royale, seems like a cool place :)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Laszo on June 30, 2014, 09:25:45 PM
But at what time where you there... During the Belgium team playing?


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on June 30, 2014, 09:27:41 PM
But at what time where you there... During the Belgium team playing?

Precisely... but I didn't miss the match! Thanks to the TV in the hotel!  :P


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Belike on June 30, 2014, 09:42:04 PM
Nice to see, that they tried to keep it as an arcade, thanks for sharing. ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Wil2000 on July 03, 2014, 04:32:00 PM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/Ghost_Of_Galaxian3_Theater6_13.jpg)
This picture in amazing, it's like this gun shooter game has been at this place during my whole life! I mean, I remember this game when I was 6 or 8 years old, and I'm 38 now and it still lives, wow!  :shock:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 06, 2015, 09:19:15 PM
I'm happy.... just got an other SONY spare projector, which looks in an amazing condition!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/newprojo.jpg)

Good timing, because the left one in place inside the Theater (yes, the one I've replaced less than one year ago) starts to have some issues  :oops: ...

So can't wait to plug & test this one  :)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 25, 2015, 03:40:26 PM
Well, today is the 8th anniversary of this road trip  :)

So why not adding few exclusive (or high res) pictures... of ... mhhhmm, let's say the hard time we had during these crazy two days and so,...  ;D

We absolutely had no idea about how to dismantle a such beast...  ???  :arrow:
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/galaxian3_nightmare_1.jpg)

Moving these SONY projectors was (and still is btw) a nightmare!  :arrow:
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/galaxian3_nightmare_2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/galaxian3_nightmare_3.jpg)

Cleaning parts in the middle of the night after 24 hours (day 1) of crazy work wasn't the coolest thing to do...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/galaxian3_nightmare_4.jpg)

...but was mandatory before to 'invade' the Sam's garage for stocking the first load of parts  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/galaxian3_nightmare_5.jpg)

Hard time on the first gun/seat assembly' ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/galaxian3_nightmare_5b.jpg)

...but we finally beat that beast!  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/galaxian3_nightmare_6.jpg)

Now, you all follow my instructions, right?!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/galaxian3_nightmare_7.jpg)

So tired...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/galaxian3_nightmare_8.jpg)

Also invading my mom's house!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/galaxian3_nightmare_9.jpg)

Well, why Namco didn't make smaller parts here? Not easy to handle them inside a small house? My guess this is the first time a Galaxian Theater part is partially inside a water room  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/galaxian3_nightmare_10.jpg)

Really big & heavy parts... no... this game is definitively not made for an home usage!  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/galaxian3_nightmare_16.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/galaxian3_nightmare_17.jpg)

When all this shit is gonna end?!  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/galaxian3_nightmare_11.jpg)

Moving heavy parts alone was not a great memory...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/galaxian3_nightmare_12.jpg)

Why this game is a SIX players game? 6 times more work!  :ghost:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/galaxian3_nightmare_13.jpg)

Well, sometime got the help of my wife...  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/galaxian3_nightmare_14.jpg)

Why? Why the hell why choosing my attic to store most of the parts? huh?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/galaxian3_nightmare_18.jpg)

Sam is now afraid each time I visit him... no more Galaxian3 parts, man... don't worry!  ;D :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/galaxian3_nightmare_15.jpg)

Anyway... yes ... hard time... but still GREAT MEMORIES !!!  :)

oh, and I forget to say... NAMCO RULEZ!!!  :) :) :)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/galaxian3_nightmare_0.jpg)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Toykyle on April 30, 2015, 04:01:13 AM
UPDATE: Yet another opening of the warehouse... for the 3rd time.
UPDATE 2: Looks like the warehouse is closing down for maintenance on the arcades, especially GALAXIAN3; something about the monitors suffering a fatal crash or something like that.

It's been several long years, but the Galaxian Theater is restored to its finest. No wonder you still have those high quality pictures. Keep up the good work here.  ;)

Btw, The Arcade Game Museum Plan Warehouse that UGSF-west had been working on for many years is finally open. :D

http://island.geocities.jp/ugsf_west/

It's opening time is from 10:00 to 17:30

Now this is getting interesting...  8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Luigi on April 30, 2015, 08:22:37 AM
I'm still amazed that you managed to reassemble all the parts where they belong  :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Tyrem on April 30, 2015, 10:46:37 AM
I'm still amazed that you managed to reassemble all the parts where they belong  :spaceace:

he did not. they belong in my basement! ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Luigi on April 30, 2015, 11:00:53 AM
I'm still amazed that you managed to reassemble all the parts where they belong  :spaceace:

he did not. they belong in my basement! ;)

You sure to have enough headspace for that? ;)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Tyrem on April 30, 2015, 11:01:45 AM


You sure to have enough headspace for that? ;)

my head is big enough for sure! :)
the hight of my basement not. :(



Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: uncletom on June 06, 2015, 10:59:01 PM
I'd still like to visit Bruno briefly and try out the Galaxian3, but I've not had any opportunity to travel in these parts of europe yet. Last summer we went on a europe-trip but that was from Berlin via Poland and some more eastern states, then swiss and germany, to finally stay in Paris two weeks. Now Camilla doesn't want to go on holiday in europe more so I'm not sure when I can come by Bruno's.

Maybe I'll just pack a bag and rent a car for a few days.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: SaraAB87 on March 11, 2016, 09:17:18 PM
UPDATE: Yet another opening of the warehouse... for the 3rd time.

It's been several long years, but the Galaxian Theater is restored to its finest. No wonder you still have those high quality pictures. Keep up the good work here.  ;)

Btw, The Arcade Game Museum Plan Warehouse that UGSF-west had been working on for many years is finally open. :D

http://island.geocities.jp/ugsf_west/

It's opening time is from 10:00 to 17:30

Now this is getting interesting...  8)

This place looks like it has some really cool games.


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on April 24, 2016, 03:39:07 PM
Today, it is the ninth anniversary of this road trip...let's release something to 'celebrate' it  :D
Have a look right here (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=542.msg98824#msg98824)!  8)


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: SaraAB87 on April 25, 2016, 01:17:37 AM
Happy 9th Anniversary of Galaxian 3 Theater Road Trip!


Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: DarthNuno on July 09, 2017, 02:38:11 PM
Once again, we went last month (June 2017 for the records) at that place.
As already showed, the game room hosts an indoor mini golf :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/sportland_2017_1.jpg)

This "SPORLAND" game room is quite huge... so if you exclude what had become the 'mini golf', here's the second part/entrance of the building  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/sportland_2017_2.jpg)

...now the third part ... what the hell?  :'(  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/sportland_2017_3.jpg)

...and finally the fourth part ... same fate?  ??? :shock:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/sportland_2017_4.jpg)

I do not understand what's written here, but I seriously doubt they are doing such hard work to transform the current arcade rooms...  :oops:   :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/sportland_2017_5.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/sportland_2017_6.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/sportland_2017_7.jpg)

Ok, let's go in, via the Goolfy entrance...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/sportland_2017_9.jpg)

Here's the Galaxian3 Theater6 spot  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/sportland_2017_8.jpg)

...and the famous lift, which came back to its original red color  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/sportland_2017_10.jpg)

As expected, due to the work 40% of the surface is no more available.
For the rest, it's mostly redemption games...which is not a problem at all for my daughter  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/sportland_2017_11.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/sportland_2017_12.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/sportland_2017_13.jpg)

Ah, tried for the first time this Pac-Man/Galaga  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/sportland_2017_14.jpg)

Funny, but the 'refresh rate' on that game sucks : the movements are not smooth at all...

Anyway, this was my '10th anniversary' report. I really hope this game room will still open...so many memories here...and not only because of this Galaxian3...




Title: Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on July 09, 2017, 09:46:30 PM
the letter is an announcement that they have requested a permit to demolish the building i i read it correct...