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Title: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
Post by: 2-mad on September 25, 2011, 03:36:04 PM
Hi Folks !

This might to become the never-ending thread about my "new" Vortek V3 ... (Pics will follow)
In the last days this machine was delivered and after 5 seconds I thought ..

What a mess ...

After the next five secs ....

Damn f*ck bloody hell or with Q*berts words : @!#?@!

As I say : pics will follow, but I'll try to describe also in a few words.

Housing : Broken .. massive broken.
PC-Engine inside : HDD damaged, Power supply damages, not enough memory inserted, doesn't matter, also damaged.
DVD-Rom : broken, floppy does not work.
Monitor inside the "cab" : still repaired, but not fixed inside the housing .. the chassis of the monitor circles around the cab ...
The back-cover of the cab is musing, the second Power-Supply is missing, the Subwoofer also ...
Service switch is fallen apart etc etc etc
The "Helmet" : Monitor is working, but the picture is too far to the right, and can't be aligned .. many screws are missing
Dirt, scratches and what ever all over the machine ..
Absolute a horror state ..

So I decided the following ..

I will build a new cab, or I will modify a cab and will rebuild the Vortek-V3 with a new housing ..
All Ideas will follow .. also some pics ..
Since I am currently ill and unable to work, I have much time to look after that!

Let the "Show" begin !

Didi
Title: Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
Post by: Superully on September 25, 2011, 03:55:45 PM
Let the "Show" begin !

let the picture show begin ... never heard of that thing before!

of course i have to ask: did you buy this blindly without knowing anything about its condition?
Title: Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
Post by: 2-mad on September 25, 2011, 04:26:53 PM
Let the "Show" begin !

let the picture show begin ... never heard of that thing before!

of course i have to ask: did you buy this blindly without knowing anything about its condition?

Yes .. thats the failure !!
Ok.. I go out and make some pics ..


Title: Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
Post by: 2-mad on September 25, 2011, 05:12:08 PM
Here are the first pics ..

First the thing I expected :

(http://www.arcade-game-sales.com/products/images/vortek-29801-8857-1.jpg)

Thats the thing I received (laying on the floor, and helmet removed)

(http://2mad.dyndns.org/albums/vortek-v3/IMG_0960.jpg)

Broken Frontpanel :

(http://2mad.dyndns.org/albums/vortek-v3/IMG_0961.JPG)

Completely killed corner :

(http://2mad.dyndns.org/albums/vortek-v3/IMG_0962.JPG)

Complete scratched glass (lexan) at he front ..

(http://2mad.dyndns.org/albums/vortek-v3/IMG_0963.JPG)

The really good sideart (the other side has lost the colors and is really killed):

(http://2mad.dyndns.org/albums/vortek-v3/IMG_0964.jpg)

The internals :

(http://2mad.dyndns.org/albums/vortek-v3/IMG_0965.JPG)

More to come ....
Title: Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
Post by: 2-mad on September 25, 2011, 05:57:35 PM
I don't know, why the pics are so big .. if I open them here, they are not so big .. hmm..

Here the next ones ...

A view inside the "helmet" .. :

(http://2mad.dyndns.org/albums/vortek-v3/IMG_0967.JPG)

The outer view of the helmet (sorry about the mess in the background, but i'm a freak, not a room-mate):

(http://2mad.dyndns.org/albums/vortek-v3/IMG_0968.JPG)

Another view in the helmet :

(http://2mad.dyndns.org/albums/vortek-v3/IMG_0969.JPG)
(http://2mad.dyndns.org/albums/vortek-v3/IMG_0970.JPG)

and one of the missing screw-holes :

(http://2mad.dyndns.org/albums/vortek-v3/IMG_0971.JPG)

The original documentation (very useful) :

(http://2mad.dyndns.org/albums/vortek-v3/IMG_0972.jpg)

Title: Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
Post by: Superully on September 25, 2011, 05:59:47 PM
hey didi, no offense, but is it possible to make the pictures somewhat smaller? i don't have a 42'' monitor ;)
Title: Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
Post by: 2-mad on September 25, 2011, 06:01:27 PM
And last but not least two videos :

Once again the Attract-Mode (ripped from the installation CD)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RxaM1-1n7s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RxaM1-1n7s)

And here a view inside the helmet (hope you can see)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81IQr9MxQ00 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81IQr9MxQ00)

The sound of the big spring at the helmet sounds like a old man .. hehe

I'm so tired ..
Title: Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
Post by: 2-mad on September 25, 2011, 06:05:27 PM
hey didi, no offense, but is it possible to make the pictures somewhat smaller? i don't have a 42'' monitor ;)

I don't know why the pics are so big in the forum .. here they are rather small ..
I made them with my iPhone ..

HELP !
Title: Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
Post by: Superully on September 25, 2011, 06:07:40 PM
I made them with my iPhone ..

that says it all ;D
Title: Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
Post by: 2-mad on September 25, 2011, 06:13:22 PM
I made them with my iPhone ..

that says it all ;D

I love you too ! ..  :lol:
Please reload the page .. I made them smaller !
Title: Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
Post by: Superully on September 25, 2011, 06:19:59 PM
so the helmet and the game somehow works?
Title: Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
Post by: 2-mad on September 25, 2011, 06:55:07 PM
so the helmet and the game somehow works?

After a new 512MB stripe of Ram a new power supply for the PC a new DVD-Drive
some electrical hints and soldering some stuff and a little bla bla .. one of three games is running ..
Beach Head 2002 runs ..
The rest is killed .. the HDD has too much faulty sectors ..  I'll try to fix them later ..

But at all : I've got running Hardware .. thats a base...
Title: Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
Post by: polderarcade on September 25, 2011, 09:23:50 PM
not seen one before, Looks really interesting
when working can be a great game :)
Title: Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
Post by: Belike on September 25, 2011, 09:24:59 PM
not seen one before, Looks really interesting
when working can be a great game :)

Yeah, looks like a really cool one. ;)
Title: Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
Post by: 2-mad on September 25, 2011, 10:48:09 PM
It is working "halfway" ..  :lol:
And I still played BeachHead 2002 ! Believe me... It IS fun !
My Plan is to create a new Mame based machine wich can both.. To be the original one and to switch to "other" games
Title: Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
Post by: SeTTleR on September 26, 2011, 04:01:51 PM
Hi, nice machine, but sure a lot of work. Good that you have working hardware now.
About the HDD: I'm sure that if you find another guy with the same machine, he can give you some backups. This might also be interesting for the MAME Project. I did a quick search and could not find anything about that game in MAME. Would have been nice, if there were a CHD Image from the HDD. Then you could have simply replaced it.
Anyway, I'm sure you'll get it to work completely soon :)
Hf & gl!
Title: Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
Post by: 2-mad on September 26, 2011, 04:43:25 PM
I got a contact in USA who will help me. I've got the original CD Set for BeachHead 2002.
So one game can be retored.
But I wanna make a Mame solution also. Using a dual-boot system.
So I will get the perfect System. Now I'm looking for the pefect housing aka "Cab" ...
I think this winter will not be boring !
Title: Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
Post by: Superully on September 26, 2011, 04:56:22 PM
So I will get the perfect System. Now I'm looking for the pefect housing aka "Cab" ...

wouldn't it be just perfect to use the original cab?
Title: Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
Post by: 2-mad on September 26, 2011, 05:12:57 PM
There is not enough space for Joysticks, Buttons and what ever you need ..
The original one has NOTHING ! ..
There are only 4 Buttons at the helmet .. The complete cab will be used with the helmet ..
Title: Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
Post by: Superully on September 26, 2011, 05:25:51 PM
why mame it at all? i think that cabinet / game is pretty rare, so i would leave it as it is ...
Title: Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
Post by: Vnera on September 27, 2011, 02:57:57 PM
why mame it at all? i think that cabinet / game is pretty rare, so i would leave it as it is ...

I have to agree whit ully. the cabinet looks realy cool! and there are enof generic cabinets that are clean and nice and mameminga generic cab is the best thing there is. It gifs you a sollid base a jamma loop good fitting monitor and are dearty cheap. only reson for maming this would be is your are completely out of space and still then i would say make a arcade controller and just play on your tv ore pc.
Title: Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
Post by: 2-mad on September 27, 2011, 04:35:12 PM
I don't know if it's rare ...
The problem is :
I wanna have this game in my living room ..
But this ugly thing will not fit .. so I keep the original cab and take a "new" one ..
The original PC and the "arm" with the helmet will be "transplantated" on the other cab.
I Install a "Boot-Manager" so I can boot the original game on the original PC or I can boot a Mame-System.
Try to imagine ...
I wanna bring THIS :
(http://www.arcade-game-sales.com/products/images/vortek-29801-8857-1.jpg)

in the style of THIS :

(http://cache.gizmodo.de/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/monster-arcade1.jpg?cda6c1)

So something between them ..

And the original Cab will be saved and I bring it to original state ...
So that the machine can always brought back to original condition ..

My basement is full..
Now I put machines in my apartment .. but I run out of space ..
What is to do ??
Mame something !

Title: Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
Post by: Superully on September 27, 2011, 04:37:38 PM
My basement is full..
Now I put machines in my apartment .. but I run out of space ..
What is to do ??

you could always sell the gauntlet legends ;D ;)
Title: Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
Post by: Vnera on September 27, 2011, 05:16:19 PM
I don't know if it's rare ...
The problem is :
I wanna have this game in my living room ..
But this ugly thing will not fit .. so I keep the original cab and take a "new" one ..
The original PC and the "arm" with the helmet will be "transplantated" on the other cab.
I Install a "Boot-Manager" so I can boot the original game on the original PC or I can boot a Mame-System.
Try to imagine ...
I wanna bring THIS :


in the style of THIS :



So something between them ..

And the original Cab will be saved and I bring it to original state ...
So that the machine can always brought back to original condition ..

My basement is full..
Now I put machines in my apartment .. but I run out of space ..
What is to do ??
Mame something !



Oke your are doing the right thing! love to se the machine your gone make.
Title: Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
Post by: 2-mad on September 27, 2011, 09:20:41 PM

you could always sell the gauntlet legends ;D ;)

Yep I know, but not for 200,- bucks. Nice try dude !
Title: Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
Post by: Superully on September 27, 2011, 09:28:03 PM
Yep I know, but not for 200,- bucks. Nice try dude !

i'll keep on trying ... 8)