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General Chat => Arcade Lifestyle => Topic started by: DarthNuno on June 24, 2007, 08:29:57 AM



Title: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: DarthNuno on June 24, 2007, 08:29:57 AM
OMG  :shock:  It's a dream comes true... Even in my best dreams I can't imagine to own a Computer  Space cab one day  :o  :o  It's the Holy of the Holy for all Arcade collectors  :o

...but the dream happens... I'm now a *proud* owner of that piece of history  :P  :P  :P

Ok, it's thursday the 21 of june... one day to go... I'm preparing my car with enough stuff to protect the old baby from 1971  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt1.jpg)

The day after, friday early in the morning... a last check up before departure  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt2.jpg)

Today, the destination will be ... UK  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt3.jpg)

For my own 'roadtrip statistics'  :wink:   :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt4.jpg)

06:35 am... let's go ... I'm starting from south belgium... then I arrive in france ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt5.jpg)

..some delay... works on the road...  :(

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt6.jpg)

We there it is... the all famous 'EURO TUNNEL'  :D  I really love it ... It allows me to catch cabs' in UK  :o

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt7.jpg)

Because the delay on the road, we miss the scheduled shuttle... not a big problem, but just have to wait 25 minutes for the next one... let's eat something  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt8.jpg)

Ok, it is time... Let's go into one of my official roadtrip partner ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt9.jpg)

...the EUROTUNNEL GOD  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt10.jpg)

... a little bit tired ?  :oops: Sleeping inside the eurotunnel  :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt11.jpg)

And here we are in UK ... land of freedom...& rain...  and the all famous M20  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt12.jpg)

Ok now we are on location... in the road where the seller is living... but ... something very strange in UK  :arrow: sometime there is no number on the UK house, but just a name on the house ... So it's not very easy to found it  :?
So I'm calling the seller... and wait for him  :oops:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt13.jpg)

"Hi Bruno, don't move... I'm coming" ... Great  :o  While this time, my wife is looking for a restaurant to go, just after the meeting...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt14.jpg)

Ok, here's the seller... entering the house... I see the graal ... I see the first arcade cabinet ever made ... I see Jesus Christ ... I see COMPUTER SPACE  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :o  :o
The condition is great...and it's fully working... greeeeatt  :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt15.jpg)

S.P.E.C.T.A.C.U.L.A.R.  :P

Simon is very nice... we talk about arcade games, stories... very kind  :)

He show us a very special room... full of this :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-camel.jpg)

The room was full... something like 15 'beast' like that  :o  Very nice...  :P

Ok, it's time to do load the game... First note about computer game : it's not heavy to carry :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt16.jpg)

Let's hurry... it"s raining now...  :?

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt17.jpg)

...it's raining very badly now ... but the cab' is now safe inside my car  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt18.jpg)

...now the worst part of the roadtrip  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-pay.jpg)

Time to leave ...and also time to eat something  :)

I cannot let such historical cab inside my car in a parking like that... so ... let's transform a computer space into ... E.T  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:   :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt19.jpg)

Just after the dinner, we see an arcade/bowling room... let's have a look :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt20.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt21.jpg)

I didn't know that 'Pac Man Ball' coin-pusher machine ? :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt22.jpg)

...very nice...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt23.jpg)

... but not enough time (and money) to test it  :?

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt24.jpg)

Ok, now let's go back to Belgium... arggh... UK  rain  again & again :?

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt25.jpg)

Now... it's official ... There is at least one Computer Space in Belgium  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt26.jpg)

It's 10:44 pm... finally at home :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt28.jpg)

...just for archive... not a too hard road trip... very easy regaring the previous one for the Galaxian 3 Theater  :roll:  :wink:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt27.jpg)

Too tired to unload it from the car... so the cab will stay in the car during the night ...

Saturday morning... The D Day ... There is no more empty place in the Nuno's Lair v1.0  :?  So the game will directly go into our house... until the new extention of my Lair (very soon)  :wink:

Here, in the kitchen  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt29.jpg)

...and now in the final room... our living room  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt30.jpg)

I still can't believe the game is here... Am I dreaming ???  :o

Stay tuned for the cleaning of the game, and the 'in deep' analyse  :roll:  :wink:


Title: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: ElPancho on June 24, 2007, 01:04:52 PM
Simply amazing Bruno.

Congratulations !

Your photo of the "famous M20" made me smile because my brother and I drove the M20 too yesterday. We did a road trip to Bracknell to pick up 5 cabs in one go.

But your latest catch is very impressive indeed, and good luck on upgrading Nuno's Lair V1.0.


Title: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: funkycochise on June 24, 2007, 01:27:21 PM
where will you stop Bruno ??

You are good for arcade cab addicts asylum  :oops:

Very very impressive...

Words are missing in my abc

have fun with the analysis of the beast
Pierre


Title: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: DarthNuno on June 24, 2007, 04:29:21 PM
Quote from: "ElPancho"
Simply amazing Bruno.

Congratulations !

Your photo of the "famous M20" made me smile because my brother and I drove the M20 too yesterday. We did a road trip to Bracknell to pick up 5 cabs in one go.

But your latest catch is very impressive indeed, and good luck on upgrading Nuno's Lair V1.0.


Thanks ElPancho   8)

Hey, did you say bringing back 5 cabs from UK  :shock:  Any names or pictures for them by the way  :roll:  :wink:


Quote from: "funkycochise"
where will you stop Bruno ??

You are good for arcade cab addicts asylum  :oops:

Very very impressive...

Words are missing in my abc

have fun with the analysis of the beast
Pierre


Thanks Pierre  :D

Next time you'll come at my place, you'll enjoy the 'beast' for real  too :roll:  :wink:


Title: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: vib_ribbon on June 24, 2007, 06:12:37 PM
yay! i am finally on this forum having read quite a few articles here courtesy of arcadefever.

i love the documentations of your roadtrips/ adventures to pick up various arcade machines.  as much as i love videogames i'm not sure i could go to the same extent as your good self!

thanks for sharing the story.


Title: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: arcadefever on June 24, 2007, 11:14:06 PM
hi Vib  :D

Nuno, Fabulous !!!!!!!!!!!

like i say in Gamoover,  i play the game once, but the game play was very weird  :?

i may confuse with "SPACE WAR" ...

i play both games, but do not remember witch one is who  :lol:

is that the one, with a ship like asteroids turning in circle, and you have to shoot the other ship ???

on the one i play the button were iluminated ...

this is the GRAL of arcade  :shock:

congrats


Title: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: amadama on June 25, 2007, 01:51:58 AM
Congratulations Bruno on owning the first coin-op video game!!
I must really visit you!


Title: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: Sonic 1992 on June 25, 2007, 04:49:24 PM
Wow!  Great Job in finding that game!!!     ( A MIRACLE )   :shock:  :shock:

And it looks GREAT!!  Congrats!! :D  :D  :D


Title: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: arcadefever on June 26, 2007, 06:05:06 PM
so, Bruno, how is the game play ???

is it weird, or is it just me  :o, i have been trying to see if i could find a video ..but nothing  :(


Title: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: DarthNuno on June 28, 2007, 11:51:07 AM
I just have to get a stepdown converter 220v -> 110V, coz this is an US cab / plug. Once it's done, I'll make a video during a game  8)


Title: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: DarthNuno on July 03, 2007, 07:14:27 PM
Yesss... I've just got a stepdown converter 220V -> 110V today  :P  It's a 100W, and it's enough to feed the 'beast'  8)

So, this is the first time I power it ...  :D

Yeah Baby Yeah  :P  It's fully working  :o

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/work2.jpg)

... it plays great...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/work1.jpg)

I'll prepare a video soon   :wink:


Title: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: amadama on July 04, 2007, 12:49:03 AM
Wow! That is really beautiful.
I have never played this game before. Is there some sort of "emulator" for this thing?
Also, what it the cab made of, some sort of plastic or fiberglass?
Bruno, now I really have to come over to your "Lair"! Again, great find with this one. By far the best.
Alex


Title: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: Level42 on July 08, 2007, 09:06:01 PM
Quote from: "amadama"
Wow! That is really beautiful.
I have never played this game before. Is there some sort of "emulator" for this thing?
Also, what it the cab made of, some sort of plastic or fiberglass?
Bruno, now I really have to come over to your "Lair"! Again, great find with this one. By far the best.
Alex


It's polyester as far as I know. We need a mold so we can make new one's :D :D !
I totaly dig that 70's space style , groovy baby !!

Unbelievable Bruno......you're a mega collector :D

What's next ? A working PDP 11 ? A nice R360 ? Or a nice 4-set of OutRun2SP ? :D


Title: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: brian on July 18, 2007, 03:44:32 AM
I lived in a tourist town with a boardwalk along the ocean. There used to be 3 arcades and I pretty much lived in every single one of them. I also ended up working in all 3 of them at one point or another.

Back then, the arcades consisted mainly of pinball machines, skee ball, batting cages, basket ball games, and shooting games (ie shoot the bear with the light gun).

I never remembered the name of the game until I saw yours. The nearest arcade had two of them. Pong though was the BIG game. The Computer War machines were always empty while the Pong machines held the draw. I even owned a pong game in the mid 70s. :)

SpaceWar was the game I fell in love with. I loved choosing the different suns to play with.

Grats on the machine. It looks like it is in excellent condition and was a very nice find. Only about 1500 of them were made and I figure that probably only about 10% to 20% probably still exist.


Title: Re: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 21, 2009, 12:42:20 PM
More pictures of the Computer Space are available on this topic  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/retrospace_to_computerspace.jpg) (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=605.0)

 ;)


Title: Re: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 25, 2013, 01:00:56 PM
.....and back on this oooooooold story!

Got some questions regarding the lady  ::)
Here's old pictures I didn't published!

When I got it, the original TV has been replaced by an other one, where a view from the back :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/computerspace/inside1.jpg)

Welcome inside the monster's mouth  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/computerspace/inside2.jpg)

21985...can we say 'heavily' played here?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/computerspace/inside3.jpg)

The very first arcade board ever made!  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/computerspace/inside4.jpg)

I'll take new pictures, the current ones don't do justice to that old lady!  8)


Title: Re: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: Muerto on May 25, 2013, 01:50:34 PM
Wow! great pictures Bruno! Lovely old lady!!!(http://www.pouet.net/gfx/titles/coupdecoeur.gif)(http://www.pouet.net/gfx/titles/coupdecoeur.gif)(http://www.pouet.net/gfx/titles/coupdecoeur.gif)


Title: Re: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: vernimark on May 26, 2013, 11:12:51 AM
OMG it's my dream too....    :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: Level42 on May 26, 2013, 04:40:41 PM
Great shot from your TV set-up there Bruno, that was nicely hacked in there :)

It also answers my question: A34 tube means it's 34 cm's :)

It's a bit smaller than the original TV which (AFAIK) had a 16" (of all sizes) tube, which is about 40 cm but that is naked tube size.

Anyway, good info :)


Title: Re: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 25, 2014, 07:28:55 PM
...and the lady is finally no more in my house...





...she's now viewable & playable for visitors inside the Nuno's Lair!  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/computerspace/Computer_Space-1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/computerspace/Computer_Space-2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/computerspace/Computer_Space-3.jpg)

 :-*

Oh, it was the last game located inside our house by the way... no more cabinet now (our living room seems sooo empty without 'her'... :'()


Title: Re: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: Chuckie egg on May 26, 2014, 12:19:02 AM
Looks awesome in the neon light
Such a strange and futuristic cab for it time
Well done Bruno


Title: Re: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: Level42 on May 26, 2014, 12:27:13 AM
Wah, I remember playing it in your living room :)

That looks a lot better in the lair !! Awesome with that lighting :)


Title: Re: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: Belike on May 26, 2014, 10:04:23 AM


That looks a lot better in the lair !! Awesome with that lighting :)
+1 :D


Title: Re: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: anunaki on May 26, 2014, 10:16:08 AM
amazing machine at an amazing place

I'd really like to come to your lair sometime :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: Tyrem on May 26, 2014, 11:13:51 AM
amazing machine at an amazing place

I'd really like to come to your lair sometime :spaceace:

let me know! it is just a few minutes away from here. :D


Title: Re: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: Luigi on May 26, 2014, 11:38:55 AM
Wow, I'm flashed  :spaceace:


Title: Re: ## UK Roadtrip ## COMPUTER SPACE !!!!!!
Post by: Olisan on May 26, 2014, 11:44:01 AM
Just WOW! Can't do better...