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Title: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Superully on February 06, 2011, 12:01:05 AM
as you guys know, our beloved hungarian member bela is on a mission: he's trying to collect all the zaccaria cabs ever made (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=2281.0)!

he has already made a lot of progress, but the further he proceeds, the more difficult it gets to find the missing games, because they get rarer and rarer. at the end of the last week bela contacted me because of a posting he had spotted in the classified ads section of ebay germany. on offer there was a dedicated zaccaria space pirate! this game is so damn rare, klov shows only one member who has one, marco "vernimark" from italy, but he "only" has the cocktail version - and the ad was talking about the full upright. what makes this game so special is the fact that it is one of two vector games that zaccaria produced back then.

so bela asked me if i could get in touch with the seller to make the necessary arrangements. it wasn't easy to get a hold of the person, but eventually i managed to talk to HER on the phone. she sounded pretty young and told me she was selling the game for her father. she said that the game was fully operational, the only problem it had was a loud sound coming out of the speaker once the game is credited. i asked her if she was SURE that the correct game was inside the cabinet, she said YES, but asked her father again just to be 100% positive - he confirmed! i had heard similar answers in the past and was pretty sure that this game had been converted at some point in the past, but no matter what, bela said I WANT THAT CAB! :)

there was just one problem: the seller wasn't willing to wrap up the cab and fix it on a palette, she said she had put the ad up in the classified ads section on purpose for a pickup by local people only. ladies and gentlemen, coming to the stage now: superully! because i want to support bela's dream, i offered to pick up the cab for him, although the seller's location was 300 kilometers from my place - one-way! "whatever, i'm going to get that cab for bela", so i set a pickup date for today!

i didn't do a roadtrip report this time, but i will tell you a little bit more about it: when i arrived at the seller's location after three hours on the road, i was greeted by the father. the first thing he told me was that his daughter had made a critical error when putting up the ad: the price! let me tell you this: it was EXTREMELY low, four persons spend that amount of money at mcdonald's on one visit. he told me the price he had in mind and i was a little bit shocked at first. not that it was rude, but it was way above the listed price - way above!!! he told me that he had bought the game 10 years ago for 1,500 euros and that he had set it up in a bar for quite a while - without registering it with the public authorities :P. he said it got a lot of gameplay back then (but the counter only shows 3020 plays)!

i asked him to show me the cab first, because up to now we had only seen one small picture. so he walked me down into the basement and turned on the game. i immediately realized that this was indeed the real deal: zaccaria space pirate full upright in great conditon with a working pcb and a working vector monitor! holy maccaroni, holy ravioli, holy moly, holy smokes, holy whatever!!! :o :o :o

enough said (for now), here's what i saw (i'll be revealing the cab step by step with the lights coming up slowly for dramatic purposes ;)) :arrow:

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5297/5419184951_0c6e6f1040_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5014/5419789278_10a1a052df_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5252/5419185385_98db7cf426_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5139/5419185551_7f4659c48c_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5299/5419185213_76b4c1424a_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5219/5419789450_55798d3fe2_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5051/5419788458_38003b32ce_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5179/5419788274_4e799976ef_b_d.jpg)

there was only one problem left: the price! i couldn't call bela because he was on a skiing holiday in austria (plus i didn't have his phone number with me), but i knew how much he wanted to have the cab and that i couldn't simply walk away from this once-in-a-lifetime chance (i guess bela would have killed me 8)). so i started negotiations with the seller and after some hard bargaining we agreed on a price which made both of us happy (well, i have to tell you that i think bela will be happier than the seller was :P). in the end, i made the decision to get it and bela promised me he will be filming a video of himself dancing around in joy IF the cab is the real deal and IF i bring it home for him! your turn, bela, get out that video camera ... 8)

so we loaded up the cab (i realized that those zaccaria cabs are pretty light) and off i drove! on my way back, i made a small detour to visit saschak "laschek" where we tested my paperboy roms and where i loaded sascha's atari system ii pcbs (paperboy and super sprint) for trying them out in my cab. of course, i also took a lunch break at the golden m because bela had invited me to do so :)

i dropped the cab off at The Storage™ where it is waiting for a delivery to hungary. i'll be adding more items for bela next week (stay tuned), but for now i want to end this looong story with the following resume: the cab is in almost immaculate conditions, it came with the manual and with all the keys (!) and it is going to be one of the highlights of bela's zaccaria collection!

ENJOY, BELA!!! :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pilot - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Level42 on February 06, 2011, 12:16:35 AM
Very very very very very very cool !!!!!

Man this is so great. I love Euro Vectors !!! :)

And no matter, I lovvvvvee that artwork !!!

But uhm..... Ully is this a Space Pilot or a Space Pirate ?    ;D ;D ;D

What monitor is in there ??

By the way, is this an original game or is it an Asteroids copy ? (Where are the screenshots Ully ?!?!?! )  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pilot - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Level42 on February 06, 2011, 12:23:35 AM
Ah, I should have known where to watch for info about this:

http://andysarcade.de/spacepirate.html

It's a Rip off copy/license !

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO you've got a WORKING Cinematronics (clone) game there !!!!

With probably a Hantarex vector monitor....


Man this is rare !



Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pilot - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: gyruss on February 06, 2011, 12:30:11 AM
That must we the first zaccaria that i really like. Love the blue on black artwork.  :)

Congrats Bela!



Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pilot - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Level42 on February 06, 2011, 12:48:37 AM
What I don't get is that it seems to use (copys of) the original Cinematronics boards, but the Hantarex monitor looks like a regular analogue vector monitor.
Maybe this is explained by the two big DACs on the soundboard (and no, in this case the DAC's are not processing the sound but the deflection).

I hope Andreas will chime in here, he must be interested in this !

This means a lot of scanning Bela ! ;) Congrats man, this is really something special !!

ANd Ully....please correct the Space Pilot name in the title of this thread..... ;)


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pilot - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Level42 on February 06, 2011, 12:50:43 AM
Note what Andreas wrote on his webpage about this game:

Only the Cocktail version is known to still exist as of today (2007). The two Upright version seem to have 'disappeared'.
Not unlikely, this is one of those 2 ?

Here's pictures of the PCB's:
http://www.vernimark.com/arcade/default.asp?PageMode=3&PageMode2=4&GameID=358&tog=4#PictureID979




Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Superully on February 06, 2011, 12:53:35 AM
ANd Ully....please correct the Space Pilot name in the title of this thread..... ;)

thx, just did that!!!


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pilot - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Superully on February 06, 2011, 12:59:14 AM
Only the Cocktail version is known to still exist as of today (2007). The two Upright version seem to have 'disappeared'.
Not unlikely, this is one of those 2 ?

i guess there's a word missing: the two PLAYER upright version!


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Level42 on February 06, 2011, 01:06:39 AM
Yeah, very possible !

Get that out of the storage my friend.....this should be in a vault ! :P




Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Q*ris on February 06, 2011, 01:54:43 AM
Wow, did the father forced people to use white gloves when they were playing it?
It looks so clean!
So when is the official opening date of the Zaccaria Museum in Hungary?
(and of course big up to Ully for being the super driver-negociator!!)


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 06, 2011, 07:08:01 AM
Nice cooperation there guy's !
Thats one rare beauty you got there !

I want to see that dancing vid !  ;D

Thats what i call community guys !

Big thumbs up to Super Ully !  :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Superully on February 06, 2011, 08:36:55 AM
Get that out of the storage my friend.....this should be in a vault ! :P

i know, andré, but the only vault i have is my apartment - and i don't want to drag it up here. i could put it in storage at school ...  ;D

btw, bela doesn't know yet the outcome of thise, so if you guys here a loud noise this evening, it is bela doing his dance of joy!!! can't wait for the video :P


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: DarthNuno on February 06, 2011, 10:01:45 AM
Fantastic community spirit!

More than ever, all the fame for a such story... homepage immediately!  ;)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/space_pirate.jpg)

I can't wait to see more pictures of the cabinet... but also a special Bela's video  ::) :P  ;D

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Alpha1 on February 06, 2011, 11:20:24 AM
I've got a NIB box Hanatarex vector monitor for this game!


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Level42 on February 06, 2011, 11:23:11 AM
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Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Superully on February 06, 2011, 11:45:44 AM
I've got a NIB box Hanatarex vector monitor for this game!

i'm still wondering whether there is anything that you haven't got - and where you have all your stuff stored. but wait a minute, you don't have a jungle king pcb ;)


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Alpha1 on February 06, 2011, 03:26:26 PM
I can take pix of the Hantarex vector monitor. I know where that is. I have a JK/JH pcb too - I just don't know which box (I have nearly 100 boxes of pcbs -approximately 20 pcbs per box).


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Superully on February 06, 2011, 04:01:40 PM
I have a JK/JH pcb too - I just don't know which box (I have nearly 100 boxes of pcbs -approximately 20 pcbs per box).

don't know how accessible those boxes are, but isn't this a matter of opening them, going through 20 pcbs and closing the box afterwards? jungle king / hunt pcbs are three (?) boards stacked together - shouldn't be too difficult to find them ...


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: ckong on February 06, 2011, 06:23:04 PM
This is really AMAZING, great story and great addition to your collection Bela. This has to be the best piece. I'm sure that we will hear a lot more about this game.


I've got a NIB box Hanatarex vector monitor for this game!

Why am I not surprised?  ;D


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Belike on February 06, 2011, 06:44:51 PM
I just got back from skiing and the first thing I did was checking our forum.
As Ully didn't send me any other personal mails about his roadtrip, I was sure, he already made this topic from our secret rescue mission. ;D
Woooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhoooooooooooooooooo!!! ;D ;D ;D
I'm still can't belive this and I have no words to demonstrate my thankfullness to Ully! ;D
I will get back soon with that dancing video, I guess you can't wait to laugh on that! ;D
Thank you my friend!!!


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: ataritoobin on February 06, 2011, 07:55:17 PM
Fantastic story!  Great find  :D


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Level42 on February 06, 2011, 09:04:27 PM
I just got back from skiing and the first thing I did was checking our forum.
As Ully didn't send me any other personal mails about his roadtrip, I was sure, he already made this topic from our secret rescue mission. ;D
Woooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhoooooooooooooooooo!!! ;D ;D ;D
I'm still can't belive this and I have no words to demonstrate my thankfullness to Ully! ;D
I will get back soon with that dancing video, I guess you can't wait to laugh on that! ;D
Thank you my friend!!!
Be sure not to dance alone....that would look weird ;) ;) ;)


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Vnera on February 06, 2011, 09:23:08 PM
I just got back from skiing and the first thing I did was checking our forum.
As Ully didn't send me any other personal mails about his roadtrip, I was sure, he already made this topic from our secret rescue mission. ;D
Woooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhoooooooooooooooooo!!! ;D ;D ;D
I'm still can't belive this and I have no words to demonstrate my thankfullness to Ully! ;D
I will get back soon with that dancing video, I guess you can't wait to laugh on that! ;D
Thank you my friend!!!
Be sure not to dance alone....that would look weird ;) ;) ;)

but would be 1k hits on youtube  :D :D


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Alpha1 on February 06, 2011, 10:03:49 PM
I have a JK/JH pcb too - I just don't know which box (I have nearly 100 boxes of pcbs -approximately 20 pcbs per box).

don't know how accessible those boxes are, but isn't this a matter of opening them, going through 20 pcbs and closing the box afterwards? jungle king / hunt pcbs are three (?) boards stacked together - shouldn't be too difficult to find them ...

They are all in a loft space my friend. It is not easy. My gf is is 8+ months pregnant and we only have 10 days left before a new arcade fan joins this planet, I haven't had much time for the hobby lately.

Oliver


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Alpha1 on February 06, 2011, 10:04:54 PM
I just got back from skiing and the first thing I did was checking our forum.
As Ully didn't send me any other personal mails about his roadtrip, I was sure, he already made this topic from our secret rescue mission. ;D
Woooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhoooooooooooooooooo!!! ;D ;D ;D
I'm still can't belive this and I have no words to demonstrate my thankfullness to Ully! ;D
I will get back soon with that dancing video, I guess you can't wait to laugh on that! ;D
Thank you my friend!!!

Congrats dude  :spaceace:


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Level42 on February 06, 2011, 10:16:13 PM
Alpha1: Heya man.....should I have known that already or is this breaking news ??

CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!

9 months huh.....mmmmmm.....calculating ....... phew, Erik and I are "off the hook"  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

In fact, our fabulous road-trip is exactly one year ago now !!! Great memories !



If Belike doesn't want that minty vector monitor....and you want to part ways with it.....


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Alpha1 on February 07, 2011, 12:11:08 AM
Alpha1: Heya man.....should I have known that already or is this breaking news ??

CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!

9 months huh.....mmmmmm.....calculating ....... phew, Erik and I are "off the hook"  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

In fact, our fabulous road-trip is exactly one year ago now !!! Great memories !



If Belike doesn't want that minty vector monitor....and you want to part ways with it.....


Thanks man :D


Actually it was my friends birthday again yesterday and we all went back to TGI Fridays like we did last year! Lots of cocktails went around  :spaceace:


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: ckong on February 07, 2011, 12:43:19 AM
Thanks man :D


Actually it was my friends birthday again yesterday and we all went back to TGI Fridays like we did last year! Lots of cocktails went around  :spaceace:

LOL   Wasn't I drunk that night last year. Couldn't have achieved anything!  ;) ;D

Congratulations Olly, and your girlfriend of course, with her brithday and with her soon to come motherhood.

Must be great to have kids.


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Level42 on February 07, 2011, 07:35:47 AM
Yeah, sounds you really were drunk.....it wasn't Olly's wife's/GF's birthday but a friend of them !
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Oh, and @Ully....Erik and I have seen Olly's arcade stuff (well some of it only at a glance). Believe me that he's not kidding about it being hard to reach so give him a break ;)


(B.t.w. I wasn't too drunk for anything....not even feeling tired.....no idea why  ;) ;) ;) ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D)


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: kroustibat on February 07, 2011, 09:00:21 AM
congrats to Oliver and Bela ;)

can not wait to see that video ^^


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Muerto on February 07, 2011, 07:50:31 PM
Great catch! - and yes, ully is a great guy (he also picked up + wrapped my Fast Freddy!)

so i imagine it wont be long for the stomach camps!!!!  ::) ::) ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Belike on February 07, 2011, 09:17:00 PM
If you want to laugh on 2 idiots, here we go: ;D(don't use full screen mode)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ8ETDXjErA


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Superully on February 07, 2011, 09:32:42 PM
;D ;D ;D how cool is that - probably the first time i've made a couple do the dance of joy! totally loved your video and the nice personal message at the end :-* it's really great to see that your girl-friend is in this hobby with you and supports you all the way. say HI to her from me!!!


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: polaris on February 07, 2011, 09:35:54 PM
 :D  brilliant!
this forum rules!!!!
 :spaceace:


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Level42 on February 07, 2011, 09:36:02 PM
LOL !!!   ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Muerto on February 07, 2011, 09:57:16 PM
hahahaha! - EXCELLENT!!!!!! :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Level42 on February 07, 2011, 10:22:12 PM
Ai-ai-ai, never show your saber until the dance has ended  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Q*ris on February 07, 2011, 10:39:58 PM
My god it's cantina night fever in there!
Good groove guys!


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: subzero1970 on February 07, 2011, 10:46:03 PM
that space pirate is a BEAUTIFUL machine!!!! :)


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: vernimark on February 08, 2011, 01:43:55 AM
Congratulations!
Now I know my cocktail is not alone  :lol:


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 08, 2011, 06:36:49 AM
Cool dance Bela !  :spaceace:


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: scr33n on February 08, 2011, 07:57:09 AM
Awesome and funny video  :D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: ckong on February 08, 2011, 08:43:16 AM
You guys rock.  ;D

Great Dance Bela, Ully deserves it. This forum does rock!


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Belike on February 08, 2011, 09:02:04 AM
We laughed our a...s out while making this video, I guess you also while seeing. ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: kroustibat on February 08, 2011, 11:50:38 AM
hahahaha great vid Bela ^^ i really love the spirit of this forum , just passion and great friendship


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: gyruss on February 08, 2011, 02:20:51 PM
Hahaha, cool video!


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: subzero1970 on February 08, 2011, 09:17:59 PM
I loved this cab so much i grabbed the images, skewed rotated coloured flipped etc and now i have a lovely model template...now if only i had images of the quasar sideart, bezel, cpo and marquee!!


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Belike on February 08, 2011, 09:25:00 PM
...now if only i had images of the quasar sideart, bezel, cpo and marquee!!
Send it to you soon ;)


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: subzero1970 on February 08, 2011, 09:52:11 PM
cool - thanks belike!!!


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: PaulSwan on February 09, 2011, 11:52:19 PM
It is a really great find - I've only ever seen a single stripped/converted cab in the last 10 years or so. Always thought none had survived so it's great news that one has turned up.

Yes, it should have the Hanterex B&W vector monitor, and yes the DAC's are on the PCB so it works with a standard vector monitor. It's also likely it's a straight board swap for Space Fortress (a.k.a. Star Castle).

Again, congrats on a great find!

Paul.


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Superully on March 07, 2011, 05:01:09 PM
got a call this morning from bela asking me if a pickup by a shipping company later today would be possible. well, nothing is IMpossible, so i rushed over to the storage and wrapped up the cab as good as i could with the materials i had at hand. it was freezing cold and i had noone to assist me, but i'm pretty happy with the results - pics to follow later when the cab is being picked up!

but i still had another task to do: a couple of weeks ago i also picked up various glass bezels for bela from another seller - and those needed to be wrapped up as well. so i drove to a home depot and grabbed a couple of bubble wrap rolls :arrow:

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5092/5506554424_8df85d31e7_b_d.jpg)

and here are the bezels waiting to be "bubbled up" :arrow:

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5257/5506554880_f35d440c7b_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5300/5505956459_8b3f9b9219_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5172/5506552866_03d0a958dc_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5293/5505958907_b8fbd26894_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5254/5506553238_b4919e41a8_b_d.jpg)

i also picked up a GIANT pinball backglass (or whatever those are called)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5175/5505957361_76692bd227_b_d.jpg)

it has a piece missing in the upper left corner, the seller told me that you, bela, know about that. can you confirm?

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5014/5505957659_49b4dbaa00_b_d.jpg)

maximum protection for the pinball glass!

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5212/5505957873_b94f452f66_b_d.jpg)

here's what my room looks like after a rushed wrapping job :'(

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5212/5505958365_99153fe097_b_d.jpg)

anyway, just when i was finished with packing everything up, i got a call from the shipping company telling me that they would be delayed for approximately 3 hours - damn! >:(

ok bela, let's check the inventory and let me know if i've missed something:

- space pirate cabinet
- keys for the space pirate
- space pirate instruction manual
- 5 videogame monitor bezels
- 1 pinball backglass
- 2 videogame flyers (eyes & tron)

is that it?

i'll post more pictures later when the cab has been picked up!!!


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 07, 2011, 05:12:42 PM
Thats a good and safe wrap-up i would say, but nothing beats the "OBTC"  ;D  :lol:  ;D
Official Bezel Transport Case tm.
 (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=2309.msg27967#msg27967)

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/bezelpickup2.jpg)


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: BruceMW on March 07, 2011, 05:21:02 PM
Wow, those bezels are a sight to behold.


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: PaulSwan on March 07, 2011, 05:26:08 PM
The *only* way to ship glass bezels is in a wood case or cabinet - someone had a Q*Bert bezel they won off Ebay shipped to me once and the seller just wrapped it in bubble wrap and cardboard. What arrived was a nice box of glass pellets :)

They should be fine inside a cab as long as the shipper doesn't drop the cab (it happens...).

Paul.


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Belike on March 07, 2011, 05:38:38 PM
The list of the items is complete and perfect and yes, Thorsten informed me about that crack in the pinball glass, that part couldn't be seen if it's installed, the upper metal rail of the pinball covers it.
Sorry for the delay and thanks for that great packing job. :oops:


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Superully on March 07, 2011, 08:35:11 PM
got a call from the company at a quarter to eight telling me that the driver is already waiting at the storage. i jumped into my car, rushed over (again) and here's what i saw :arrow:

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5020/5507121180_c41393300f_b_d.jpg)

i took a quick photo of my early-morning-wrapping-job (it was so cold, i didn't even realize the cool cardboard i used!) ...

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5180/5507121646_4afd764686_b_d.jpg)

... and one more photo of the cab already loaded up (note to bela: the flyers and the keys are in the box with the bezels, please check if everything is there - especially the keys)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5260/5507121396_935d2116f3_b_d.jpg)

and off to hungary it goes where space pirate will get a lot of love and devotion from a nice hungarian zaccaria collector ;) :-*

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5137/5506524605_7b364da772_b_d.jpg)

this was my side of the space pirate story, i'm glad i could help bela out with this one! let's see if it really arrives at his doorstep tomorrow morning ...

signing off, ully the pickup- and deliveryman


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Level42 on March 07, 2011, 08:39:27 PM
I was thinking about how impossible that would have been some years ago. Iron curtain, it must have been a nightmare to import anything at all.....(or maybe not so much a nightmare if you follow the right "procedures" at the border, nutch-nutch, wink-wink...

Now (at least in theory) you can drive straight through from Western Europe to Hungary.....


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Belike on March 07, 2011, 08:44:14 PM
Really cool cardboard indeed. ;D
Sending my Huge thanks to let this happen and I appologize for the last minute notification. :oops:
I think you wrote another piece of Arcade History! ;D


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: shilmover on March 07, 2011, 11:46:04 PM
Just getting my MultiVector running...  Want to copy the ROMs so that I can get it running in my multivector?


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Belike on March 08, 2011, 04:24:23 PM
The cab arrive around 11 this morning, the driver had to reverse with the car in our high-pitched road
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TXY6_2VEFII/AAAAAAAACfM/6HqVYtroiXU/s800/Arcade%20day%20015.jpg)
We unloaded the van in no time, I realized that this cab is much lighter then the other Zaccs
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TXY6-r5_fnI/AAAAAAAACe4/fyX6XenZcC4/s800/Arcade%20day%20012.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TXY6-stVObI/AAAAAAAACe0/v2JDkeBnJpY/s800/Arcade%20day%20013.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TXY7BCGhqlI/AAAAAAAACfc/AoKgBs3e_u4/s576/Arcade%20day%20019.jpg)

Unpacked from the nuclear war safe protection and here it is ;D
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-VWdVB_Ou128/TXY7EhrXYII/AAAAAAAAEGs/5GjHvNxSZ_8/s640/Arcade%252520day%252520035.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TXY7F-Y5-kI/AAAAAAAACgw/bMbmuxEnX0c/s800/Arcade%20day%20041.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TXY7EtsDG8I/AAAAAAAACgk/aNtSfK-rLEA/s800/Arcade%20day%20037.jpg)


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Level42 on March 08, 2011, 04:33:29 PM
Saweeet...

Hanti vector.....that is SOOOOOO rare :)

And of course the game too :)

@Shilmover: I don't think it is so simple just to copy the ROMs, (Vector)MAME should also support the hardware I guess ?


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Belike on March 08, 2011, 04:34:57 PM
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TXY7FlHgAgI/AAAAAAAACgo/vAJbenCgiS0/s800/Arcade%20day%20038.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TXY7F_nTqAI/AAAAAAAACgs/4PRFdlpkcao/s576/Arcade%20day%20040.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TXY7HlBw-BI/AAAAAAAAChM/tVaer4_jl70/s576/Arcade%20day%20044.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TXY7GD8igsI/AAAAAAAACg0/TBzES_MyTxc/s800/Arcade%20day%20042.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TXY7GUw7-CI/AAAAAAAACg8/OUeVw_e-hIg/s800/Arcade%20day%20043.jpg)

It's an original Cinematronics pcb, but the Zaccaria logo is also there ;D
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TXY7HaL7DtI/AAAAAAAAChI/UNDHHQif4_M/s800/Arcade%20day%20045.jpg)

I turned on the machine then, the screen is perfect, the game is running and I can also hear the sounds, but  some kind of disturbing static sound was also there:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k08NJuCLGIE
Any input about this sound would be appreciated. ;)


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Belike on March 08, 2011, 04:39:14 PM
Thanks to Ully's precise german protecting method, the glasses also arrived in one piece
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TXY7CSb9-aI/AAAAAAAACfw/D1agvBcN_cs/s800/Arcade%20day%20025.jpg)
And the 2 original flyers I bought from Thorsten with the Space Pirate schematics
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TXY7Hf7lfjI/AAAAAAAAChE/cuk0g_W73gQ/s800/Arcade%20day%20046.jpg)


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Level42 on March 08, 2011, 04:42:16 PM
@Shilmover: Sorry....forgot that it was actually a Cinematronics game....BUT, the daughterboard with sound is different AFAIK....
It wouldn't be that much different from the original game I guess ?

@Belike: man it looks nice !!! The papers even haven't yellowed (or are they repro's?) Nice sheet for the monitor !

That noises don't sound right though....


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Belike on March 08, 2011, 05:33:58 PM
Everything is original, the papers are in really good shape indeed. ;)
Some more pics
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TXZZADaV-lI/AAAAAAAAChw/nCUJwDf-7-g/s800/Arcade%20day%20049.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TXZZALgGTKI/AAAAAAAACh0/y73eL6x5TS0/s800/Arcade%20day%20050.jpg)
And the height difference between a Williams and a Zaccaria cab ;D
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TXZZAKO30ZI/AAAAAAAACh4/0CoOv-QHfys/s800/Arcade%20day%20052.jpg)

That sound seems like some kind of static electronic noise, I can hear all the effects of the game(shooting, blasts, etc.) behind it. ???


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Superully on March 08, 2011, 06:13:13 PM
puh, i'm so glad that everything arrived safe and sound in one piece - especially since the driver of that van must have been up for about 46,412 hours. hopefully you'll get the sound issue on the space pirate fixed soon, that cabinet deserved a lot of gameplay!


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Robinholland on March 08, 2011, 06:57:23 PM
What a beauty  :P i am jealous  ;D


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: ckong on March 08, 2011, 07:22:48 PM
Looking very nice Bela, you're a lucky man, and Ully did a bloody fantastic job with the packing. I know how difficult it is to wrap something with very cold fingers, almost impossible. Nice done.  ;D


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 08, 2011, 08:38:58 PM
Happy that this rare beast is on location !


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Level42 on March 08, 2011, 11:55:05 PM
puh, i'm so glad that everything arrived safe and sound in one piece - especially since the driver of that van must have been up for about 46,412 hours.
....and THAT is the BAD thing about the "open borders"......with all respect but these eastern Europe (truck)drivers are completely NUTS !

Recently someone died here because one was TURNING AROUND his truck and trailer ON THE HIGHWAY !!!  :twisted: :twisted:


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Belike on March 09, 2011, 12:50:11 AM
puh, i'm so glad that everything arrived safe and sound in one piece - especially since the driver of that van must have been up for about 46,412 hours.
....and THAT is the BAD thing about the "open borders"......with all respect but these eastern Europe (truck)drivers are completely NUTS !

Recently someone died here because one was TURNING AROUND his truck and trailer ON THE HIGHWAY !!!  :twisted: :twisted:
Here in Hungary the driver and also the company he is working for get a serious punishment(thousands of euros) if they doesn't observe the mandatory stopovers.
Our driver started from Ully's at 8 pm. and arrived to my place at 11 am, I guess he took a rest, 900 kilometers doens't last 15 hours with that Mercedes. :P


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Superully on March 09, 2011, 08:26:32 AM
Our driver started from Ully's at 8 pm.

the question is: what did he do before? i got a call from the company telling me that the driver will be delayed - and i'm pretty sure because of traffic and not because he was sleeping :P. anyway, everything worked out fine, i was just wondering where the guys take the energy to stay awake ...

perhaps here :arrow:

(http://www.rooster24.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/red-bull-tray.jpg)


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: shilmover on March 12, 2011, 09:44:54 PM
@Shilmover: Sorry....forgot that it was actually a Cinematronics game....BUT, the daughterboard with sound is different AFAIK....
It wouldn't be that much different from the original game I guess ?

@Belike: man it looks nice !!! The papers even haven't yellowed (or are they repro's?) Nice sheet for the monitor !

That noises don't sound right though....

I just need the ROM files.  I should be able to get it emulated...  :)


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: PaulSwan on March 23, 2011, 04:20:43 PM
Lovely pictures, Bela :)

Paul.


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Belike on March 23, 2011, 04:44:07 PM
Lovely pictures, Bela :)

Paul.

Thx Paul, if you need more pics from any other of my cabs or pcbs for your database, just drop me a mail. ;)


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: slowcade on June 15, 2017, 08:47:24 AM
There is an empty Space Pirate cabinet for sale in Norway right now:

(https://images.finncdn.no/dynamic/1280w/2017/6/vertical-5/14/7/984/755/07_1062098310.jpg)

It looks like it has the wrong control panel and surely a colour raster monitor. I don't know anything about the rest inside though.

The ad says:
Considering to sell this if there is any interest for it. Bomb Jack and a shooting game is included. Offers please.

If anyone is interested in saving the cabinet from a painful MAME death I'd be happy to talk to the seller for you. The cabinet is located in the south of Norway, 6-7 hours drive from Copenhagen.


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Arch on June 15, 2017, 09:30:41 AM
Depending on location, I can also be of help.


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Belike on June 15, 2017, 10:25:08 PM
Must be saved. :o :)


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: slowcade on June 15, 2017, 11:37:34 PM
I'm afraid the seller wants too much for the cabinet, approximately 500 euro. Add in the cost of transport, boards, monitor etc and it becomes very expensive. :?


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Superully on June 16, 2017, 09:08:14 AM
definitely too expensive - especially when you consider what bela's cab had cost!


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Pinge on June 16, 2017, 09:38:57 AM
sadly that is a problem up here in Scandinavia, cabinets are often too expensive....


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Arch on June 16, 2017, 11:26:08 AM
There is no real market for arcade cabs in Norway, so on the rare occasion when people have one to sell they end up with comparing them to pinball machines. Still, it is not all bad. Last week there was a Nintendo Space Fever cocktail for approx 200 Euros.


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Pinge on June 16, 2017, 11:33:53 AM
That is cheap though.... we usually pay between 3-800 for dedicated machines and less for project... and that is rarely up and running machines...


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: slowcade on June 16, 2017, 04:24:20 PM
Last week there was a Nintendo Space Fever cocktail for approx 200 Euros.

I think that was only the starting price though. A friend bid 450 and didn't get it. That being said, I paid less than 200 for my working Donkey Kong coctail.  :)


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: slowcade on June 27, 2017, 10:38:51 PM
The price is down to 400 euro now, still too expensive.


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: Belike on June 28, 2017, 08:17:28 AM
Here in Hungary, they sell non-working, hacked, more common Zaccs like Phoenix, Scramble etc. for 400 eur, I think it is the right price for this one.


Title: Re: Zaccaria Space Pirate - Bela's Catch of the Century
Post by: slowcade on June 28, 2017, 08:59:56 AM
Ok. :) My offer still stands, I will help to arrange the deal for anyone who wants it.