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Title: [Road Trip] - Cosmic Zero Hour
Post by: gyruss on May 09, 2011, 03:47:55 PM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/cosmic.jpg)

Okay, time for another (short) road trip story. A couple of weeks ago there was a German wall machine for sale at marktplaats. On first sight it seemed to be another fake ad, but i decided to give the seller a call nevertheless. After communicating with 3 different people i finally spoke to the guy who owns the machine and we made a deal.  ;D

The machine was located in Groningen, about 2 hours driving from my home.

(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/720/imag3504.jpg)

No need for a big van this time, let's use something smaller.  ;D

(http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/2893/imag3537.jpg)

The usual road trip stuff.

(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/2831/imag3503.jpg)

And off we go.

(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/8887/imag3505.jpg)

I won't bother you guys with lame freeway photo's like the one below.

(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/5950/imag3522.jpg)

So after 1.5 hours driving i reach the city of Groningen.

(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/9610/imag3547.jpg)

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/1439/imag3552.jpg)

(http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/6964/imag3555.jpg)

It's really nice weather today, lot's of people are enjoying the park.

(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/7590/imag3558.jpg)

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/1607/imag3559.jpg)

And after 2 hours driving i enter the street where the cab is located.  

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/3999/imag3560.jpg)

It's a sun tanning studio owned by the seller.

(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/8711/imag3561.jpg)

He's isn't there at the moment so i "enjoy" the inside of his place.  ;)

(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/4660/imag3563.jpg)

(http://img864.imageshack.us/img864/922/imag3565d.jpg)

After 15 minutes waiting the owner (who just got a new bird) showed up and took me to the living section of his studio.

(http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/8307/imag3566.jpg)

I didn't take any pictures inside so after a short talk i loaded the machine in the back and started driving home.

(http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/525/imag3568.jpg)

And here it is: a Cosmic Zero Hour Wall Machine.

(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/5563/imag3570.jpg)

There is a nice 3d effect below the monitor, it isn't really visible on this photo.

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/7412/imag3574c.jpg)

As you can see the cab is quite deep.

(http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/729/imag3571.jpg)

The inside of the machine.

(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/6124/imag3576.jpg)

(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/6033/imag3578.jpg)

And the back, where you can excess the monitor

(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/6460/imag3599.jpg)

(http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/2879/imag3600.jpg)

The monitor is in good condition, very bright colors. Too bad the machine is equipped with a Terra Cresta pcb.
(http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/4773/imag3585.jpg)

Time to celebrate and play the machine with a couple of friends.  ;D

(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/4163/imag3580.jpg)


Title: Re: [Road Trip] - Cosmic Zero Hour
Post by: Q*ris on May 09, 2011, 03:59:23 PM
You should have grabbed that Betty Boop, it would fit nicely in your gameroom... NOT!
Nice addition to your collection, anyway!
I enjoyed playing Terra Cresta back in the days but haven't played it for ages, should try it again in MAME just tor refresh my memories.
...and of course  :spaceace: for Al Green on a sunny roadtrip!


Title: Re: [Road Trip] - Cosmic Zero Hour
Post by: Superully on May 09, 2011, 05:37:27 PM
nice catch, somehow those wall machines are pretty cool and help you fill up space where others would normally put beers signs or similar stuff :P


Title: Re: [Road Trip] - Cosmic Zero Hour
Post by: gyruss on May 09, 2011, 05:40:49 PM
That was one of the main reasons i bought it. It fits perfectly in a corner of my game room which is too small for a full cab.  ;D


Title: Re: [Road Trip] - Cosmic Zero Hour
Post by: ckong on May 09, 2011, 07:47:18 PM
Nice catch.


Title: Re: [Road Trip] - Cosmic Zero Hour
Post by: Level42 on May 09, 2011, 07:51:39 PM
I seem to remember that game ;)

Love it ! Look how easy it fits in that not too big car.....

If I turn 60 I will trade in all my cabs for those wall machines ;)


Title: Re: [Road Trip] - Cosmic Zero Hour
Post by: Muerto on May 09, 2011, 11:35:02 PM
The more i see these wall machines, the more i fall in love them!!! Would love to have a row of these in my future gameroom!!

And _very_ nice catch indeed!!!!!


Title: Re: [Road Trip] - Cosmic Zero Hour
Post by: Belike on May 10, 2011, 07:31:05 AM
Nice looking cab, congrats!
Did you get that pcb from WOA?


Title: Re: [Road Trip] - Cosmic Zero Hour
Post by: gyruss on May 10, 2011, 10:53:36 AM
No not yet, still thinking about putting mame inside.


Title: Re: [Road Trip] - Cosmic Zero Hour
Post by: Belike on May 10, 2011, 12:07:04 PM
No not yet, still thinking about putting mame inside.
Nooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!! ;D


Title: Re: [Road Trip] - Cosmic Zero Hour
Post by: Robinholland on May 10, 2011, 06:34:16 PM
MAME it , MAME is perfect !
It's better than 60 in 1 !


Title: Re: [Road Trip] - Cosmic Zero Hour
Post by: gyruss on May 10, 2011, 07:26:20 PM
Yes, you told me so before. I already have all the parts accept a jpac.


Title: Re: [Road Trip] - Cosmic Zero Hour
Post by: DarthNuno on May 10, 2011, 07:55:46 PM
MAME it , MAME is perfect !
It's better than 60 in 1 !

+1  :)

Another nice addition to the collection ...and a very special 'machine' 8) Thanks for the story  :)

Of course  :arrow: 

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

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: [Road Trip] - Cosmic Zero Hour
Post by: gyruss on May 10, 2011, 09:16:56 PM
Cool banner Bruno, thanks!

And if i decide to use any emulation it will definitely be mame. Would kinda suck not to be able to play the original game! And i just sold my 60in1 cabinet.  


Title: Re: [Road Trip] - Cosmic Zero Hour
Post by: Belike on May 10, 2011, 09:36:56 PM
Offer 60 eur for that pcb at Woa, it will be much cheaper than the whole mame stuff if he accepts it and you will have an ORIGINAL machine.! ;)
I'm waiting for your +1 marks, comeon guys! ;D ;D


Title: Re: [Road Trip] - Cosmic Zero Hour
Post by: gyruss on May 10, 2011, 09:44:57 PM
It will be the same because i have all the parts, only the j-pac is missing.  ;D

But i understand where you coming from, i prefer all my cab's with the original pcb. But on the other hand, how original is this cabinet? ADP bought the license and converted a slot machine. Plus the joystick and buttons aren't original and i kinda miss playing vertical shooters like 1942, this machine is perfect for it.  ;D ;)


Title: Re: [Road Trip] - Cosmic Zero Hour
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on May 11, 2011, 10:31:24 PM
It will be the same because i have all the parts, only the j-pac is missing.  ;D

Who needs a J-Pac as he (who is also a crewmember of eurocade) can have this as a gift:  ;)

http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=787.0 (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=787.0)


Title: Re: [Road Trip] - Cosmic Zero Hour
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on May 11, 2011, 10:33:29 PM
Offer 60 eur for that pcb at Woa, it will be much cheaper than the whole mame stuff if he accepts it and you will have an ORIGINAL machine.! ;)
I'm waiting for your +1 marks, comeon guys! ;D ;D

+1!  :spaceace:  ;)

with just one remark, still mame it, but keep the original pcb so you can revert your mame-ing if you want to ;)


Title: Re: [Road Trip] - Cosmic Zero Hour
Post by: Belike on May 12, 2011, 05:10:32 PM
http://www.arcadiabay.de/source/item.aspx?id=1812
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: [Road Trip] - Cosmic Zero Hour
Post by: gyruss on May 13, 2011, 02:35:59 PM
Very kind of you Etienne!

But doesn't the J-pac also has something to do with the video signal? I always thought an I-pac was only for the controls?


Title: Re: [Road Trip] - Cosmic Zero Hour
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on May 13, 2011, 03:46:47 PM
ah yeah, true

that is if you want to use the arcademonitor that is inside ofcourse..


Title: Re: [Road Trip] - Cosmic Zero Hour
Post by: gyruss on May 27, 2011, 02:30:56 PM
Okay, i followed your advice and made WOA an offer for the original pcb.



Title: Re: [Road Trip] - Cosmic Zero Hour
Post by: Belike on May 27, 2011, 02:35:42 PM
Wohoooooo, fingers crossed! ;D


Title: Re: [Road Trip] - Cosmic Zero Hour
Post by: gyruss on May 27, 2011, 04:34:19 PM
He didn't go for it! And i'm not paying more then 50,-.  >:(