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General Chat => Arcade Lifestyle => Topic started by: DarthNuno on August 26, 2007, 07:07:05 PM



Title: # GameRoom # Pat"s Lair is born...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 26, 2007, 07:07:05 PM
Few weeks ago, I went to the new Pat's GameRoom. He works on it since maybe one years, and now... at least ... it's time to bring games into it  :)

Last month, Pat got its very first games... have a look at this post  :arrow:  http://www.dragonslairfans.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=265

So here's the situation before the new load of games :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp1.jpg)

He asked me to come in order to 'supervise" this arrival of games, and also help him to configure a mame computer  :)

So for the moment, his family can play two games :

World Cup Soccer pinball :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp2.jpg)

Namco's Soul Edge :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp3.jpg)

This is the D-Day for him... 4rd of april 2007   :arrow:

 :arrow:  It'll be christmas in august for the childs  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp4.jpg)

First gift ... an authentic Babyfoot  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp5.jpg)

The gameroom is at the first floor...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp6.jpg)

See how to bring it upstair  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp7.jpg)

Fortunately, it has an elevator to load until 400kg :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp8.jpg)

...does the passage will be large enough for the babyfoot ?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp9.jpg)

No problemo  8)

Ok, now a quick inspection of it :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp10.jpg)

All is fine... Next toy  :roll:  :wink:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp11.jpg)

The next toy is ... a pool  :shock:  :o

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp12.jpg)

...ouch... quite an heavy thing...  :evil:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp13.jpg)

The first idea was to use the elevator, like we did for the babyfoot...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp14.jpg)

... but because of the size of the pool, we were a little bit affraid to damage it... so, for the moment, the pool stay in the garage few days...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp15.jpg)

OK, there's no more 'toys' in the seller's trailer... let's move It ... By the way, I would like to have a similar trailer.. .very usefull for Arcade Warehouse & Roadtrips  :roll:  :wink:   :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp16.jpg)

The next one is ... a pinball :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp17.jpg)

NO FEAR  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp18.jpg)

It looks very nice ... Pat is not really a 'die-hard' arcade game player, he loves pinballs  :wink:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp19.jpg)

...same technique than the babyfoot... very easy  :o  :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp20.jpg)

Don't try this at home  :lol:  :lol:   :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp21.jpg)

Few more steps... and it'll be 'on location'  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp22.jpg)

... the last part from the 'NO FEAR' pinball :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp23.jpg)

It's not finished... one more game... Kids don't know what it is... but they are attracted by it  8)  Like we were when we saw an arcade video game or a pinball for the first time  :o

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp24.jpg)

...it's a pachislot... it's not plug yet, but the kids are already pushing on all the buttons  :lol:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp25.jpg)

It's a wonderfull King Camel pashislot...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp29.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp38.jpg)

Ok, go back to 'work' on the babyfoot...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp26.jpg)

...while this time, the NO FEAR pinball is adopted by all the kids :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp27.jpg)

An other game that should be in all Gamerooms : Darts  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp28.jpg)

That gameroom is really huge... but don"t forget the pool to come soon  :wink:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp30.jpg)

Ok, it's time for me to work on the mame computer.

In order to keep all the Soul Edge original parts, I'll configure a computer  with an ArcadeVGA graphic card and use a JPAC... so the only thing I have to do on his cab is ...
Disconnet the original jamma pcb and connect the Jpac, like this :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp31.jpg)

... I'm 'working'....

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp32.jpg)

... like others have some fun on pinbals  :lol:  :lol:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp33.jpg)

...this Gamerooms still looks very empty ... for the moment  :wink:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp34.jpg)

OK... the work is done... Mame is now working fine... the Kids will have more games now  :roll:  :wink:
It's time for me to have some fun  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp35.jpg)

These two pinballs are really fun to play... More I play on pinballs, more I like them... I NEED PINBALL(S) for my gameroom too !!!  :P  :wink:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp36.jpg)

While we are playing on pinballs.. the kids discover classics  :arrow:  GHOSTS'N'GOBLINS  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp37.jpg)

Don't be affraid about arcade games for the futur...  Kids will still loving them'  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/gp39.jpg)

It was a great day... the born of a new Game Room  :o  8)  8)  8)

More games to come here... so stay tuned  :roll:  :wink:


Title: # GameRoom # Pat"s Lair is born...
Post by: vib_ribbon on August 29, 2007, 02:34:51 PM
wow!! check out that duplex garage conversion, it's amaaaaaaaaaazing!!!!!!!!!!! check out the double height doors, you probably need a giant to push them open if they were thick and heavy!!

are you sure the winch has a load of 400kg?? it looks very haphazard to me!! looks like it was put together with a bit of wood and some old rope/ belt.  :shock:  think you did the right thing not to risk death with the pool table.

the conversion is just gorgeous, have i said that already?? i'd be a bit concern with the dart board though mixed with the kids. it's just so open and airy, lovely windows letting in plenty of light, and the feature wall in orange. i know nothing about interior design but i have to admire what your buddy has there.

now where's that worship/ i'm not worthy smiley?!?!


Title: # GameRoom # Pat"s Lair is born...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 05, 2007, 09:51:38 PM
Quote from: "vib_ribbon"

are you sure the winch has a load of 400kg?? it looks very haphazard to me!! looks like it was put together with a bit of wood and some old rope/ belt.  :shock:  think you did the right thing not to risk death with the pool table.


YoP Vib,

Well it should be able to carry a load of 400kg... but ... we won't take a risk with that beautifull pool table... now on location  :wink:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/pool1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gameroom/pat/pool2.jpg)

more to come...  8)


Title: # GameRoom # Pat"s Lair is born...
Post by: vib_ribbon on September 10, 2007, 03:21:27 PM
i'm trying to figure out/ understand the layout of this room?!

when i'm looking at the room i see a doorway at the corner, but the photos you show where you are winching up the machines over the parked cars, the upper floor has exposed brick work.

so am i right in thinking that the games room is off to one side and not directly over the cars?? is the bit over the cars unfurnished?


Title: # GameRoom # Pat"s Lair is born...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 30, 2007, 09:18:03 PM
Now that the Scud Race is here... new pictures of course   :o   :arrow:

(http://home.tele2allin.be/lapraille_p/ScudRace/GR01.jpg)

(http://home.tele2allin.be/lapraille_p/ScudRace/GR02.jpg)

(http://home.tele2allin.be/lapraille_p/ScudRace/GR03.jpg)

...and by the way, here's the first picture of this Game Room... at the begining  :shock:   :arrow:

Before :

(http://home.tele2allin.be/lapraille_p/ScudRace/GR_before.jpg)

After :

(http://home.tele2allin.be/lapraille_p/ScudRace/GR_after.jpg)

Impressive  :shock:  :P


Title: # GameRoom # Pat"s Lair is born...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on October 31, 2007, 03:41:22 PM
Great Job!!  The Wood Floors are a nice touch!!!