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General Chat => Meetings, Exhibition, Events... => Topic started by: DarthNuno on September 04, 2011, 06:21:09 PM



Title: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: DarthNuno on September 04, 2011, 06:21:09 PM
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/news/Eurocade_report.jpg)

OK, following THE event  :arrow:

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

(the huge organization topic here (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=2475.0))

Here's the DLF/ALS report.

2nd of September : Let's prepare the event...

Which cabinet to pickup for the exhibition? Well, after all the Q*Bert would be most convenient to take with me : small, reliable and not too hard to pickup inside the 'messy' game room...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/eurocade_qbert_1.jpg)

...almost outside...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/eurocade_qbert_2.jpg)

...and ready to load!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/eurocade_qbert_3.jpg)

Done! Note take the opportunity to take a lot of pictures of that 'baby' in the day light... the weather is really nice today  :P ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/eurocade_qbert_4.jpg)

I don't forget to bring with the stuff sold specially for that occasion, see that 'Eurocade sales topic' (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=2909.0) (ps: topic/section for registered members only... you now what you have to do if not  ::) ;))  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/eurocade_qbert_5.jpg)

It's also time to take with me the brand new Dragon's Lair Fans / Arcade Life Style banner I've just got from the printer few days ago... wow... just in time.
Thanks to Etienne for your help regarding the vectorization of some elements (DLF letters and Dirk/Daphne artwork) :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/eurocade_qbert_6.jpg)

Here's the preview of it...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum2/dragonslairfans_arcadelifestyle_flag.jpg)

...of course, as you'll see on the coming pictures, it looks far better 'in real' with its '2 per 1 meter' size :P

As I use to do for mostly all events, my sponsor requires me to bring the official DLF/ALS drink ... guess the name  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/eurocade_qbert_7.jpg)

3rd of September : THIS IS IT!

Like any arcade road trip, necessary stuff to prepare before departure  :)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/eurocade_2011_roadtrip_1.jpg)

Let's head to the hotel first...very close to the Eurocade location... not very far from here 8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/eurocade_2011_roadtrip_2.jpg)

Autopilot is ready... the musics on my CD will do the rest ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/eurocade_2011_roadtrip_3.jpg)

Ignition! Fog this morning.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/eurocade_2011_roadtrip_4.jpg)

Nothing special to report during the trip...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/eurocade_2011_roadtrip_5.jpg)

Almost there... Ridderkerk! European video games capital for today  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/eurocade_2011_roadtrip_6.jpg)

The hotel suggested by André...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/eurocade_2011_roadtrip_7.jpg)

...was a very good choice, as expected  :)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/eurocade_2011_roadtrip_8.jpg)

OK, enough blabla... after an early check-in, let's drive to the Eurocade locate, very close to the hotel.

After a warm welcome of the 'cade crew  and other guys, let's unload the Q*Bert with the help of Muero who has the privilege to be on the first picture at location  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/eurocade_2011_roadtrip_9.jpg)

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: DarthNuno on September 04, 2011, 07:30:42 PM
Inside, most of the cabinets are already there, up & running...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_1.jpg)

With some efforts, the DLF/ALS banner is on a good location, with the help of Belike & Ckong  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_2.jpg)

Atarimania & Hi 'the French team' on the Galaxian...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_3.jpg)

And here's coming the Belgian team  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_10.jpg)

The cool way to play inside a cockpit  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_4.jpg)

Q*Bert installed! Waiting for players now  ;)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_5.jpg)

'Le cochon' Courtesy of Etienne :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_6.jpg)

T2...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_7.jpg)

altavista Hasta la vista, baby  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_11.jpg)

Find your way, find your game, find yourself...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_8.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_9.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_12.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_13.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_17.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_19.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_20.jpg)

Play me!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_14.jpg)

The couple Level 42/ Q*Bert now reunited  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_15.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_16.jpg)

Let's see if the high score will be affected at the end of the day  :P ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_18.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: DarthNuno on September 04, 2011, 07:30:52 PM
Between the arcade room and the bar, a corridor with very interesting stuff  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_21.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_22.jpg)

An Atari 800 :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_39.jpg)

It was a 'geek' joke at the beginning, but it has finally been released : the icade station for ipad  :o  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_23.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_40.jpg)

Arcade 'bartop', very 'fashion' these last years  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_24.jpg)

A *famous* 'wall cab'... interesting item...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_25.jpg)

...but the controls configuration won't allow you to 'high score' on it!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_32.jpg)

Note that the controls disposition on that 'Carnival' is far better  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_38.jpg)

An other curiosity ... this consolette (Atarimania, some details about it?)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_26.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_31.jpg)

A jamma supergun setup...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_27.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_30.jpg)

...to demonstrate the result of the SLG 3000 scanline generator device.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_35.jpg)

Very effective  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_36.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_37.jpg)

A good old C64...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_28.jpg)

...now with a TV  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_29.jpg)

I really appreciate to play Commando and Tapper on it (and especially listening the Commando music)  :-* :-* :-*

Very nice idea, that 'area'...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_33.jpg)

But I can hear the call of Ktulu the Arcades...  so let's follow the sign  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_34.jpg)


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: DarthNuno on September 04, 2011, 07:31:09 PM
Random pictures...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_41.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_42.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_43.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_44.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_45.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_46.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_47.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_48.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_49.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_50.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_51.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_52.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_53.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_54.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_55.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_56.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_57.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_58.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_59.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_60.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_61.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_62.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_63.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_64.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_65.jpg)

On that picture, the piggy bank looks almost like a full size one  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_66.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_67.jpg)

OK, let's pass once more time on each cabinet... My Q*Bert  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_68.jpg)

Out Run...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_69.jpg)

...and Asteroids, courtesy of the Belgian team  8) :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_70.jpg)

I really need one too  :-*


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: DarthNuno on September 04, 2011, 07:31:19 PM
Let's continue to check all the games here...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-71.JPG)

The perfect item to display on that cab  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-72.JPG)

Nintendo's Playchoice-10, with the 2 monitors working.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-73.JPG)

Nintendo 'conversion kit' Mario Bros.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-74.JPG)

Let's continue the 'Nintendo invasion' with that lovely Donkey Kong :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-75.JPG)

And here's the surprise of the day... Space Pirate. First time I see & play that game. Absolutely marvelous ... One or two players, the game stays very fun & challenging. Technically, the vectors look so pure, the green glows on that screen... wow! My favorite one today, thanks Belike for bringing that one today  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-76.JPG)

Hope you'll definitively fix the sound issues on it.

Gravitar  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-77.JPG)

Hey, why the control panel is suspended like that?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-78.JPG)

Ops! it's normal... it's an Asterock. Very specific control panel model, but after few games, it becomes comfortable.  8)

The original Pac man is ...PUCK MAN!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-79.JPG)

...and here's the boot  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-80.JPG)

...and his wife, official of course  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-81.JPG)

Original 'black T-molded' Galaxian :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-82.JPG)

Centipede :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-83.JPG)

I don't remember having seen this generic cabinet plugged during the day?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-84.JPG)

Joust!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-85.JPG)

Berzerk  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-86.JPG)

I played many games on that one and I can tell you there's no gameplay / display difference with mine (advance mame *powered*), except of course the magic of the real hardware running behind.

PP2, still very fun to play... but still so hard imo...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-87.JPG)

Crazy Kong! It's the version I used to play back in the days... I still have the sound of 'jumpan' when he jumps in my head : "wwweeehhaa!"  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-88.JPG)

Ice Cold Beer, surprisely very fun & addictive! An excellent party game  :)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-89.JPG)

Missile Command, not running at that moment, but fortunately working later  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-90.JPG)

The perfectly working Star Wars cockpit... features the original game and the sequel "Empire strikes back", only one switch to push for changing the game  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-91.JPG)

Taito cocktail playing 60in1?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-92.JPG)

Nintendo “Red Tent” multi-game (Hyperspin)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-93.JPG)

...sadly not configured for laser disc games (Yes, I'm responsible for the front end bugging, after trying to launch Space Ace... shame on me  ::))

Atari's Space Duel...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-94.JPG)

...unfortunately almost 'dead on arrival' (monitor problem)  :-\

Magical Spot II cocktail :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-95.JPG)

And the monstrous Star Wars Trilogy *arcade*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-100.jpg)

Very nice pinballs  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-96.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-97.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-98.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade-99.jpg)

too bad the Black Knight wasn't ready for the exhibition... and also ... no Tron Legacy pinball?  ::) 8)


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: DarthNuno on September 04, 2011, 08:28:35 PM
Later in the afternoon... less natural light..

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_101.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_102.jpg)

Did you know T2 is a ONE player game only...see  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_104.jpg)

'wanna steal my high score, huh?  ::) ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_105.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_106.jpg)

Vectors power!!!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_107.jpg)

Ok, I admit it... I'm responsible for this...  :roll: ...  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_108.jpg)

Less and less natural light... let's give the marquees their attractive power!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_109.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_110.jpg)

Let's unplug all the games, coz' it's the 'Piggy bank' moment...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_111.jpg)

...and the GO for dinner!  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_112.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_113.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_114.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_115.jpg)

"Dr Pepperize" the world  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_103.jpg)

After the dinner break, back to the games  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_116.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_117.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_118.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_119.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_120.jpg)

Next time, I'll put my name in the top of that list... but for today, only the 4rd place  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_121.jpg)

Two generations of gamer... Etienne & son ... Wonder Boy  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_122.jpg)

I'm a little bit tired (the road, the excitement, the games, ...) ... and I thing I'm starting to hallucinate  :roll: I see Q*Bert cabinet everywhere ... even naked  ???  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_123.jpg)

This is 'how it looks' from the outside in the street! ...and no, this is not a picture from the 80's  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_124.jpg)

L8ter... hey, what happens here? Kill screen coming next?  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_125.jpg)

Same picture with flash :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_126.jpg)

High score in progress ... Aart playing!  :o  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_127.jpg)

...but wait! I already met him? In USA ... FUN SPOT ...2009 !!! A prove? See this picture  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/USA_rt/funspot_arcade_16.jpg)
(coming from this report (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=1141.0))

The world is very small isn't it  ;D

Anyway, very impressive to see him playing Galaxian!!! And I was 'happy' with my highscore around 55.000  :oops:

His score so far...  :o  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_128.jpg)

...still playing  :shock: :spaceace:


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: DarthNuno on September 04, 2011, 08:34:05 PM
While this time, at the barcade...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_139.jpg)

And like most of bars, you can find a money game ON the bar  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_140.jpg)

It's the evening now... the game room enters in his last mutation phase... the 'no light' mode  :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_130.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_131.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_132.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_133.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_134.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_135.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_136.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_137.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_138.jpg)

It's time for me to go back. With the help of Chrischris & Kroustibat ( :-* ), we move the Q*Bert outside. A last picture before loading it...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_141.jpg)

15 minutes later... back at the hotel.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_142.jpg)

My initial idea was to bring that Q*bert here for a KILLING picture but ... well ... I'm alone, and too tired anyway...  :-\

Dawn, I should know Ully was somewhere in the hotel... he is THE guy for such things  ::) :P

4rd of September : The day after...


After a good (but too short) night, it's time to leave the place...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_143.jpg)

The weather was perfect the D day, this morning it's a real nightmare...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_144.jpg)

Rain almost all the way back! But here I am...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_145.jpg)

Q*Bert back in its original location...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_146.jpg)

Holy Jesus... it really happened?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_147.jpg)

Hell Yeah!!!  :-* :-* :-*

And now better than words, better than picture, here's the video #1 : "Eurocade / daylight #1"  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_ride_1.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/user/DarthNuno#p/a/u/0/qPKDaUVlKqo)
[click on the picture to watch the video... be sure to watch it in HD 720]


Here's the video #2 : "Eurocade / 'low light' condition #1"  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_ride_2.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/user/DarthNuno?feature=mhee#p/a/u/0/UIVqqG1c_GY)
[click on the picture to watch the video... be sure to watch it in HD 720]

 -Enjoy-  :)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 04, 2011, 09:14:02 PM
let me first say that i had an amazing weekend, but as a crew member i was with the others dragging the rest of the cabs out, and transporting some back to theyre original locations today, so i am beat now..

I will make my upload later  8)


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: DarthNuno on September 04, 2011, 11:49:28 PM
new pictures available on 'slot 3' ... enough for today... ZZZzzzzzz


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: shilmover on September 05, 2011, 05:30:20 AM
The couple Level 42/ Q*Bert now reunited  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_15.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_2011_16.jpg)

Holy crap!  How tall are you?!? 

Or is that Q*Bert really small?


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: DarthNuno on September 05, 2011, 08:47:35 AM
Holy crap!  How tall are you?!? 
Or is that Q*Bert really small?

Both  ;D
André is tall & that *european* Q*Bert cabinet is smaller than the US one.
In addition, I would say my camera increases the perspective...  :P


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: DarthNuno on September 05, 2011, 09:35:58 AM
New pack of pictures in 'slot 3'  8)


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: 2-mad on September 05, 2011, 09:36:14 AM
Holy crap!  How tall are you?!? 
Or is that Q*Bert really small?

Both  ;D
André is tall & that *european* Q*Bert cabinet is smaller than the US one.
In addition, I would say my camera increases the perspective...  :P

Too much MutaGEN inside ..


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: Level42 on September 05, 2011, 10:13:46 AM
Holy crap!  How tall are you?!? 
Or is that Q*Bert really small?

Both  ;D
André is tall & that *european* Q*Bert cabinet is smaller than the US one.
In addition, I would say my camera increases the perspective...  :P

Well, I'm not a tiny fellow, but there were some guys around that I had to look WAY up too !!! I'm 1.86 meters tall. But indeed, the angle of the picture increases the effect.
GREAT pictures so far Bruno THANKS !!! (esp. for not missing the "hallway" area, great pics of my Atari machines (and the rest too of course).
I see some pics with my dad and my son at the Pole Position II, very nice !

Something we forgot Bruno, we should have taken a picture of your Q*bert and the generous gift I had the pleasure to receive next to each other to see the differences !!!!


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: DarthNuno on September 05, 2011, 10:32:04 AM
Something we forgot Bruno, we should have taken a picture of your Q*bert and the generous gift I had the pleasure to receive next to each other to see the differences !!!!

Yes, I planned to to it... but I didn't 'coz your Q*bert was in a "hidden" location  8) ...and maybe it should not be revealed yet (teasing killer, 'ya know)  ::) ;D


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: DarthNuno on September 05, 2011, 03:30:05 PM
New pack of pictures in slot 4  ;)


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: Superully on September 05, 2011, 05:13:19 PM
tons of pics, bruno - thx!

just one remark / correction: the mario bros is NOT the widebody version, it's the conversion kit!


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: DarthNuno on September 05, 2011, 05:17:50 PM
just one remark / correction: the mario bros is NOT the widebody version, it's the conversion kit!

Correction done (I'm very tired today)  ;)

OK, to forgive me, enjoy new pack of pictures in the slot 5  8)


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: Level42 on September 05, 2011, 08:26:19 PM
Hah, I know what you feel ;)


GREAT pics Bruno !! Again, thank you SO much for bringing my holy grail (the working one ;)). Totally enjoyed playing it, although I need loads of more practice :)

I saw a nice picture where my son and dad where at the Pole Position II , nice :)

Banner looked great, but I hate the curtains there even more than I already did, man they are ugly !

One of the few things (I think) we could improve: tape off the windows with black foil to get that arcade feeling during daytime too :) Never gave it a thought really...
Once the sun was down, that real arcade look (and sound) was all over the room :)

Yeah...that MB is next on my list !!! I HAVE to use that paint you had mixed for me soon...don't know how long it can survive (I do shake and turn it every now and then...) but than MB will become DK !!


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: DarthNuno on September 05, 2011, 11:31:43 PM
...and a last pack of new pictures in the slot 6, for a total of almost 150 pictures  8)

...but this is not over, a video is in post-production  8)

Enjoy!


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: shilmover on September 06, 2011, 01:26:20 AM
Holy crap!  How tall are you?!? 
Or is that Q*Bert really small?

Both  ;D
André is tall & that *european* Q*Bert cabinet is smaller than the US one.
In addition, I would say my camera increases the perspective...  :P

Well, I'm not a tiny fellow, but there were some guys around that I had to look WAY up too !!! I'm 1.86 meters tall. But indeed, the angle of the picture increases the effect.
GREAT pictures so far Bruno THANKS !!! (esp. for not missing the "hallway" area, great pics of my Atari machines (and the rest too of course).
I see some pics with my dad and my son at the Pole Position II, very nice !

Something we forgot Bruno, we should have taken a picture of your Q*bert and the generous gift I had the pleasure to receive next to each other to see the differences !!!!


LOL.  I'm 1.80 Meter tall.

I did not realize that the Q*Bert in europe was smaller.

By the way...  i found that joystick...  need to make sure all the hardware is on the CP.


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: Level42 on September 06, 2011, 07:10:30 AM
 ;D

Great news on the joystick :)

I never knew there even was a European version of Q*bert until I read about Bruno's. In fact, do we know of another Euro-bert still exists ?


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on September 06, 2011, 07:21:38 AM
Damn, it's always me at the bar ... looking kind of under the influences. Next time I will hide under the table after dark ;)


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 06, 2011, 07:36:27 AM
I love your pictures !, thanks for posting them !  :spaceace:


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: zapposh on September 06, 2011, 01:12:09 PM
Great pictures!
Note to self: If there is a next time, must not miss it.


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: Alpha1 on September 06, 2011, 03:44:58 PM
I GOT A POCKET FULL OF QUARTERS AND I'M HEADING TO THE ARCADE!!


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: Sonic 1992 on September 06, 2011, 08:24:49 PM
What a great time yall had!   Wish I was there!   :D


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: Luigi on September 06, 2011, 09:15:16 PM
I GOT A POCKET FULL OF QUARTERS AND I'M HEADING TO THE ARCADE!!

erm...you're too late, Ol....and all games were free  :D



Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: Level42 on September 06, 2011, 09:21:05 PM
I guess all the quarters  would have gone in the Zaccaria Piggybank :)


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: Blanol on September 07, 2011, 08:43:40 AM
Thanks for all the pics and coverage.

It makes me feel i was there but with the frustration of not beeing able to try all the games  :'(

Nice event !





Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: DarthNuno on September 07, 2011, 11:02:04 PM
And now better than words, better than pictures, here's the video #1 : "Eurocade / daylight #1"  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_ride_1.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/user/DarthNuno#p/a/u/0/qPKDaUVlKqo)
[click on the picture to watch the video... be sure to watch it in HD 720]

 8)

***MORE VIDEO IN POST PRODUCTION TO COME ... STAY TUNED ***


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: Level42 on September 07, 2011, 11:09:49 PM
That was GREAT in HD !! :)


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 08, 2011, 09:16:00 AM
Great vid !  :spaceace:


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: Q*ris on September 08, 2011, 10:42:17 AM
Nice, thanks Nuno! Definitely the best way to catch the frenzy atmosphere once all those cabs were blasting their sound effect.

Note to all: If you're already shaking for your next arcade fix and if you're close to belgium don't forget KID's event (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=2930.0) this Saturday.

Much smaller than Eurocade but there will be at least a Pac-Man upright, some Out Runners, a Captain Kid (electromechanical game), a bunch of pinballs and a lot of consoles (Vectrex, Nes,...) + a lot of surprises from the 80s (like my first girlfriend for instance).


Title: Re: :: Eurocade 2011 - The DLF/ALS report ::
Post by: DarthNuno on September 10, 2011, 05:29:35 PM
Here's the video #2 : "Eurocade / 'low light' condition #1"  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/eurocade_2011/Eurocade_ride_2.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/user/DarthNuno?feature=mhee#p/a/u/0/UIVqqG1c_GY)
[click on the picture to watch the video... be sure to watch it in HD 720]

 8)