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Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 22, 2005, 12:27:40 AM
10th of may 2005

I have no more place in my house... and the last game I got 'StarBlade' decide my to dedicate a room for that... and I'm also needed a room to play music, so  I'll transform an unused garage into a Gaming Room / Home Studio...  8)

The garage before the transformation... what a mess :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/garfull1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/garfull2.jpg)

11th of may 2005

The room is now clean :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/local1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/local2.jpg)

12th of may 2005

Here's the basic stuff :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/livr1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/livr2.jpg)

13th of may 2005

I'll replace windows by ... wall ! I don't like to have too much light  :idea:  :roll:  :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/briques.jpg)

14th of may 2005

New incoming stuff :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/echa1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/echa3.jpg)

Finaly we replace the most of windows by this :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/echa2.jpg)

16th of may 2005

The walls  are now electric sockets free :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/elec1.jpg)

I'll build & install a new electric shema for the garage... I need a lot of power for all the games & music stuff   :twisted:


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 22, 2005, 12:58:05 AM
22th of may 2005

What a day  :shock: , it starts at 9:00am, my father is right on time :D

I'm digging, while my dad works on the garage :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/tran1.jpg)

Pfffff.... this stone so strong... a HUGE work to break it, even with that tool...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/tran2.jpg)

... done ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/tran3.jpg)

... but I've to repeat the job for the other house side :-( The most difficult part for me :-( I do the job & survive...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/tran4.jpg)

While this time, my dad is doing a great & clean  job :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/tran5.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/tran6.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/tran7.jpg)

A very long day for my and dad  :oops:  I'm happy to take some rest  :roll:


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 23, 2005, 10:04:35 PM
23rd of may 2005

A lot of small works today ( holes in wood, cleaning, ... )
I decide to replace the poor window in the back of the room by an aluminium double glasses window.

Here it is before the job  :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/win1.jpg)

While the process :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/win2.jpg)

Thanks to my dad for the Job  :D

... not finished today...   


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: SPACE HARRIER on May 23, 2005, 10:50:43 PM
Hey,very VERY nice :D
Good luck with your own little arcade hall :P
Are you planning to buy more cabins ?  :lol:

Till next time,greeds Will. :wink:


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 24, 2005, 08:49:21 AM
Quote from: "SPACE HARRIER"
Hey,very VERY nice :D
Good luck with your own little arcade hall :P
Are you planning to buy more cabins ?  :lol:

Till next time,greeds Will. :wink:


Hey Will  :P

Well, at this time I cannot buy anothez cab'   :cry:  I have to finish that room first and don't spend money for anything else... so no more cab until the end of the room  :?  ( exept maybe a Dragon's Lair cab if I can found it  :roll:  )

See ya  :P


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 29, 2005, 09:00:55 AM
28th of may 2005

I prepare all the connexions to equip the room. I have to put five wires into one tube.

Here's the wires before the 'insertion' onto the 'tube' :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/cable1.jpg)

Let's place the tube :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/cable3.jpg)

Done :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/cable4.jpg)

Now the Studio/GameRoom is now equiped for :

- Electricity ( tri-phase ), of course 8)
- Phone
- Network
- TV cable
- Satellite cable

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/cable5.jpg)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 29, 2005, 09:43:32 AM
28th of may ( next)

The new window in now in place.
The work on the other side of the room can start.

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/otherside1.jpg)

...in progress...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/otherside2.jpg)

... in progress...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/otherside3.jpg)

my Dad in a master  8) What a great job   :)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on June 05, 2005, 09:58:13 AM
4rd of June :

Work on the ceiling :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fp1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fp2.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fp3.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fp4.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fp5.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fp6.jpg)

While my dad was working to place the new ceiling, I'm working on the electricity circuit :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fp7.jpg)

... to be continue ...


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on June 12, 2005, 09:18:02 PM
12th of june

Let's continue on the ceiling :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/pri2.jpg)

Arg... bad count  :oops:  I've to buy two more pieces to finish the job  :oops:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/pri3.jpg)

My dad has few old used electric sockets left  ... Let's clean & use them : :lol:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/pri1.jpg)

The first electrical circuit is now operational  :D

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/pri4.jpg)


...to continue...


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on June 26, 2005, 08:47:19 AM
26th of june :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/joint.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/joint2.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/joint3.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/joint4.jpg)

Stay tuned  8)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on July 10, 2005, 07:02:49 PM
10th of July

The new door - hand made specially with personal dimension - has arrived  :D

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gara0.jpg)

The original small window border is paint in black, and we put  a second plexi  -> double layers  :idea:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gara1.jpg)

I've also received 34m2 of acoustic isolation for the ceiling :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gara2.jpg)

Start to remove the garage door :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gara3.jpg)

...removed...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gara4.jpg)

Let's rebuild the frontage of the room :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gara5.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gara6.jpg)

Done :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gara7.jpg)

Next step : fix the new door .

Stay Tuned...


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on July 24, 2005, 10:46:10 AM
24th of july

The door is now in place  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/doorfixed1.jpg)

add the cement to finish the border :
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/doorfixed2.jpg)

from the inside :
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/doorfixed3.jpg)

cement is now dry :
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/doorfixed4.jpg)

stay tuned  8)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 05, 2005, 10:43:23 PM
4rd of august

Some updates...  :roll:

Time to clean the room before starting the upcoming task  :roll:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/acoust1.jpg)

..here we go...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/acoust2.jpg)

... I'm not really sure what is the best way to fix these acoustic squares, so I'm trying to different to way to fix them :?

this one :
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/acoust3.jpg)

... alternate with this one :
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/acoust4.jpg)

the two products used :
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/acoust7.jpg)

...further...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/acoust5.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/acoust6.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/acoust8.jpg)

ZZzzzz tired... So I stop for today  :roll:

Stay tuned  :arrow:


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 10, 2005, 09:20:11 AM
5th of august :

... part 2  :)  :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/acoustfin1.jpg)

... 4 hours later, it's done :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/acoustfin2.jpg)

...working on that angle was not easy :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/acoustfin3.jpg)

other view :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/acoustfin4.jpg)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 10, 2005, 10:19:06 AM
9th of august :

Let there be light  :twisted:  :roll:

There is the chosen ones :)  :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/lampe1.jpg)

...an easy step this time  :roll:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/lampe2.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/lampe3.jpg)

I choose a variomatic light controller, who's able to let me choose the intensity of the light I want in the room :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/lampe4.jpg)

from soft...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/lampe5.jpg)

...to high intensity ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/lampe6.jpg)

Stay tuned  8)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: sentinelle_divine (fex11) on August 16, 2005, 04:28:56 PM
super l'avancé des travaux
a l'attaque des finitions tu doit avoir un petit frisson
imagine ton strablade a l'interieur WOUAOW !!!  :P
c'est sympas de mettre au fur et a mesure de l'avancé , sa donne envie de visiter la page a chaque fois ;))
supprime mon commentaire si il te gene dans ce topic ;)  A+
date de fin des travaux prevu quand ?


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 18, 2005, 11:15:00 PM
Merci pour tes encouragements  :)

Ben, là je suis en pleine reflexion quand a la manière de faire les murs  :?  J'hésite encore entre plein de truc ( placo, lambris, ... ) Je sèche là
... Il faut que je finisse avant l'hiver si possible  :?


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 27, 2005, 11:17:50 PM
27th of august

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gyc1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gyc2.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gyc3.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gyc4.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gyc5.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gyc6.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gyc7.jpg)

Stay Tuned
 8)  :D


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 03, 2005, 08:38:14 PM
28th of august :

SOme delay to post update  :roll:  

Anyway, the construction is still on the way :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gysuite1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gysuite2.jpg)

Do the big wall is finished ?

No way  :evil: See this other view:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gysuite3.jpg)

stay tunded  :roll:


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 03, 2005, 08:42:32 PM
29th of august

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/angleup1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/angleup2.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/angleup3.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/angleup4.jpg)

 8)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 03, 2005, 09:22:57 PM
3rd of September
The work continue...

In order to have stronger wall, I've to fix more wood structures, so it will take more time  :?

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gybis1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gybis2.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gybis3.jpg)

Ok the Big wall no 1 is near finished, let's start the other big one...


I have - once again - , to add more wood structure...

before :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gybis4.jpg)

after :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gybis5.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gybis6.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gybis7.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gybis8.jpg)

Stay Tuned  :roll:


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 04, 2005, 10:00:52 PM
4rd of September

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/latmid2.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/latmid3.jpg)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 09, 2005, 08:05:10 PM
9th of september

Before to cover the incoming connexion cables ( phone, dish, network, tele cable & electricity ), I'll test if there's no interferances between electricity cable & network cable...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/pctest1.jpg)

OK, it works fine  :D

So, let's continue :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/pctest2.jpg)

Stay tuned...


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 18, 2005, 06:07:10 PM
11th of september

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gyright.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gyleft.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gytodo.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gyall.jpg)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 18, 2005, 06:20:06 PM
18th of september :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/wincy1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/wincy2.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/wincy3.jpg)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 25, 2005, 08:18:54 PM
23th of september

I completed the placement of the plasterboards around the window :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/finalgyp1.jpg)

Let's go for the last wall. I've to isolate it, and place the interruptor :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/finalgyp2.jpg)

Isolation and plasterboards support in place :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/finalgyp3.jpg)

... two plasterboards later...  :roll:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/finalgyp4.jpg)


25 of september

...still plasterboards...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/finalgyp5.jpg)

Yeah, my dad is back for some hints ->  isolation of the room's door :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/finalgyp6.jpg)

last plasterboards support :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/finalgyp7.jpg)

... Yeah ... one piece to go ...  :shock:  :D

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/finalgyp8.jpg)

Get set... Ready ... Go !!!

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/finalgyp9.jpg)

This is it  :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/finalgyp10.jpg)

Now, I apply the special product for fix plasterboards together :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/finalgyp11.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/finalgyp12.jpg)

Stay Tuned  :o


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: FINNY(uk) on September 26, 2005, 12:15:35 AM
That Looks just awesome Bruno, at the time it seems hard work, but that will pay off when you have finished your Game/Music/Getaway place, congrats, cannot wait to see the final Pictures.

-Jas


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 26, 2005, 08:56:34 PM
Thanks for your nice words Jason  :)

If you have to travel to South Belgium one of these days, you'll be more than welcome to come at my place ( my wife does the best Vietnames nems all around   :wink:  :wink:  :wink:  )

... Let's go back to work....   :roll:


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 09, 2005, 08:35:19 PM
9th of october

Some updates  :)

Let's clean up the room :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fibre1.jpg)

Preparing the next step :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fibre2.jpg)

... and here we goes  :wink:   :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fibre3.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fibre4.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fibre5.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fibre6.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fib1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fib2.jpg)

50% done ...

Stay tuned  :)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 15, 2005, 04:49:09 PM
15th of october :

Yeah... the glass fiber step is now DONE  :P

See it on these pictures :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fibrefin1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fibrefin2.jpg)

closer...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fibrefin3.jpg)

Not enough :?:

 :arrow:  Ok now take a ride inside the Gaming Room in this video :

HERE  :arrow:  http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/NunoGamingRoom.wmv

 :D  Stay tuned  :roll:  :wink:


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 24, 2005, 07:49:56 PM
Args  :? SPiderS :(

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/net1.jpg)

Ok, now the room have to clean clean...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/net3.jpg)

Now, I'll close for this project that trap ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/net4.jpg)

... a last check  :idea:  :idea:  :idea:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/net5.jpg)

... nothing, ok I'll close that access for the moment...


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 24, 2005, 07:55:01 PM
18th of october


The Carpet RoadTrip  :D  :D  :D

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/moq1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/moq2.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/moq3.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/moq4.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/moq5.jpg)

Yeah  :twisted:  The carpet is now located inside the room  :D


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 29, 2005, 09:16:59 PM
Well, it's time to select the right color for the wall ... :roll:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/abc.jpg)

The 'A' should be fine  :P

But first, I'll apply the primary layer :

(http://dragonslairfans.com/room/peint1.jpg)

(http://dragonslairfans.com/room/peint2.jpg)

(http://dragonslairfans.com/room/peint3.jpg)

(http://dragonslairfans.com/room/peint4.jpg)

(http://dragonslairfans.com/room/peint6.jpg)

(http://dragonslairfans.com/room/peint7.jpg)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 29, 2005, 09:20:39 PM
28th of october

My next car should be a truck  :?

...two travels for bringing back the OSB from the shop  :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/pf1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/pf2.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/pf3.jpg)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 29, 2005, 09:29:38 PM
... and now, here's is the true color for my gaming room :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/sec1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/sec2.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/sec3.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/sec4.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/sec5.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/sec6.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/sec7.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/sec8.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/sec9.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/sec10.jpg)


29th of october


I want to be sure that the color used will stay for a long; so I'll apply a third layer of the 'Jamaican Ginger III"  :D

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/psec1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/psec2.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/psec3.jpg)

I've to correct these pieces of wood...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/psec4.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/psec5.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/psec6.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/psec7.jpg)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 07, 2005, 08:38:03 PM
GO for the isolation... and the OSB floor  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/osb1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/osb2.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/osb3.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/osb4.jpg)

I'm using strong woodglue between each  plates

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/osb5.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/osb6.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/osb7.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/osb8.jpg)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 07, 2005, 09:02:50 PM
... close to the end  :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/osbend1.jpg)

Argh... so close... and I have not more plates left  :? I'm too bad in arithmetic  :oops:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/osbend2.jpg)

Well, go back to the shop... and no more plates left  :shock:  So I choose another model...  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/osbend3.jpg)

Ok, it fits with the other plates, but with  few adaptations ( 8) thanks to my routers )

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/osbend4.jpg)

... preparing the last piece of the puzzle  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/osbend5.jpg)

...and ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/osbend6.jpg)

Voilà


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 12, 2005, 07:08:31 PM
Next step  :arrow:  Installation of the carpet  :P

Here we go :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/tap1.jpg)

First problem :  the width of the carpet is larger than room so ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/tap2.jpg)

... the first step is to reduce it width like this :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/tap3.jpg)

I deploy the carpet on the ground... :?

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/tap4.jpg)

I was alone for that step :?  

:arrow:  An advice... don't do it alone... that kind of carpet is heavy  :oops:

... now it's applied  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/tap5.jpg)

The carpet is not fixed, and and cutted.. I'll let it few days in that status... It needs to get the himidity of the room ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/tap6.jpg)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 13, 2005, 08:24:44 PM
...few day later, the carpet is now ready to be cuted and fixed.

So, here's my method  :arrow:

I fold  half of the fitted carpet like this :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fposm1.jpg)

I use double sided sticker :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fposm2.jpg)

...and I pull back the half carpet on the stickers.

Here's how I'm cutting the carpet :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fposm3.jpg)

general view...  :roll:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fposm4.jpg)

Yeah baby Yeah  8)  Here's Sam, a friend of mine... who''ll help me a little  :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fposm5.jpg)

Here's my method to avoid 'air bubbles' during the 'carpet deployment operation'  :roll:  :arrow:

To be UNDER the carpet, and to use feet to push it slowly ... like this ...  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fposm6.jpg)

...same situation...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fposm7.jpg)

...Sam's turn  :roll:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fposm8.jpg)

Et voilà  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fposm9.jpg)

The job is done  :D

Ok Sam, the starprize tonight is  :arrow:

FREE PLAY on my arcade games  :P  :P  :P  :wink:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fposm10.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fposm11.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fposm12.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fposm13.jpg)

Stay tuned

 8)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 13, 2005, 08:33:59 PM
Still a little piece of carpet to fix...  :roll:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/lastp1.jpg)

(http://[img]http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/lastp2.jpg)

Done   :P


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 13, 2005, 08:41:30 PM
I got this  oil flled radiator :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/rad1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/rad2.jpg)

... let's clean the room ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/rad3.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/rad4.jpg)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 13, 2005, 08:54:27 PM
... and now, go for the fixing of the plinths  :arrow:

Here's what I need : plinths & power glue :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/pl1.jpg)

cut for corner...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/pl2.jpg)

... applying the glue...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/pl3.jpg)

... this time it's an easy job   :roll:  :o

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/pl4.jpg)

enjoy  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/pl5.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/pl6.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/pl7.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/pl8.jpg)

Stay Tuned  :roll:


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 20, 2005, 08:49:08 PM
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/forplafond.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fen1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fen2.jpg)

Now, let's finish the window's finition :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fen3.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fen4.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fen5.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fen6.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fen7.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fen8.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fen9.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fen10.jpg)

And now, the REAL window's finition :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/finfen1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/finfen2.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/finfen3.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/finfen4.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/finfen5.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/finfen6.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/finfen7.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/finfen8.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/finfen9.jpg)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 20, 2005, 09:04:13 PM
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fen2-1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fen2-2.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fen2-3.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fen2-4.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fen2-5.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fen2-6.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fen2-7.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fen2-8.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fen2-9.jpg)

The end is near... near

 :P  :P  :P  :P  8)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 27, 2005, 10:52:46 PM
24th of november 2005 :

After more than 6 month, It's time to get the games out of the house  8)  8)

It's cold this evening... but anyway the job must be done  :roll:  8)

The first to move on is the AB Cop...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/dem1.jpg)

... now outside  :oops:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/dem2.jpg)

Here's the Burt, my wingman  :lol:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/dem3.jpg)

I'm using pieces of unused carpet to protect the true one...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/dem4.jpg)

Let's continue with the Xevious :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/dem6.jpg)

Thanks also to Hervé, the second wingman of the day  :D

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/dem7.jpg)

Now, THE game... The FAMOUS one... Dragon's Lair  :)  :)  :)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/dem8.jpg)

We have to be carefull with this one... heavy  :oops:  :?

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/dem9.jpg)

Now close to its new Lair...  :lol:  Thanks guy ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/dem10.jpg)

Ok, the next to come are upstairs...  :roll:

First, remove the door  :oops:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/dem11.jpg)

The NBA JAM is huge...  :evil:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/dem12.jpg)

Let's be carefull in the stairs...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/dem13.jpg)

Now, the TRON  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/dem14.jpg)

Once again, thanks to Burt & Hervé for their precious help... you rock men 8)  8)  8)

Stay tuned for the next one... especially the monster called 'STARBLADE'

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/dem15.jpg)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 28, 2005, 08:41:57 PM
and here we go with the others games to move...

Ok, it is time for me to have a loading tool :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/phaseb1.jpg)

I'm waiting, once again, for some help...  :roll:  ...

I'm starting with the StarBlade...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/phaseb2.jpg)

... not enough time, Burt is already here, so we'll bring back one of my two Turbo Out Run :)

 :arrow:  (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/phaseb3.jpg)

 :? It won't be possible to load the cockpit, so I'll only take the upright version this evening :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/phaseb4.jpg)

...the cockpit will wait few more days  :cry:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/phaseb5.jpg)

... The Turbo Out Run entering the Lair'  :wink:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/phaseb6.jpg)

Ok, back to the MONSTER  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/phaseb7.jpg)

The plug between the cab and the monitor to disconnect, not easy at all  :?  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/phaseb9.jpg)

We are three guys to pull down the monitor  :?  :?  :?  So Heavy my god  :?  :?  :?

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/phaseb8.jpg)

... removing screws... without having the right tool... grrrr  :cry:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/phaseb10.jpg)

... 20 minutes, we can remove the seat...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/phaseb11.jpg)

... snow... it won't stop us...  8)  8)  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/phaseb12.jpg)

...flying to the entrance of the gaming room  :D

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/phaseb13.jpg)

... the monitor will follow  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/phaseb14.jpg)

...and now, the major piece to move on...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/phaseb15.jpg)

Heavy...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/phaseb16.jpg)

Finally on the floor...  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/phaseb17.jpg)

...now outside...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/phaseb18.jpg)

Yes, the door is large enough to allows the game to come in

 :roll:  :P  8)  8)  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/phaseb19.jpg)

Ok, now let's move the Gauntlet Legends  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/phaseb20.jpg)

Very beautifull, on the moon light  :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/phaseb21.jpg)

Entering the Nuno's Lair  :D

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/phaseb22.jpg)

Once again thanks To Burt & Sam of their help, and Darth Nunette for the pictures

 8)

Stay Tuned... next step is : bring back the Turbo Out Run Cockpit, and arrange all the games inside the room  :D


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 29, 2005, 07:43:52 PM
And here we go for the last travel to do... time to bring back Turbo Out Run cockpit 'at home'  8)

...living in Belgium  8)  Do you like snow ?

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/demc1.jpg)

Can you believe it  :shock: After few minutes... out of fuel  :?

Hopefully, Freddy fix quicky the problem  :roll:  :wink:  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/demc2.jpg)

Loading of the game... Dawn  :?  It's snowing... We have to protect that Ferarri prototype  :P  :D  :roll:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/demc3.jpg)

Funny  :P  guys along the way watching us...  or watching the big red thing behind the car  :P  A red bobsleight  :?:  :wink:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/demc4.jpg)

Opss... let's hurry... snow Snow SNOOWW  :?  :?  :?  

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/demc5.jpg)

... and finally, it is now in a safe place  :P  :P  :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/demc6.jpg)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 30, 2005, 07:56:07 PM
28th of  november 2005


Well, this is great day... all the games are on location...

So here's a snake preview of the Nuno's Lair in video

Ok, this is ONLY a snake preview because :

- All my games are not working ( Xevious & Tron still to repair )
- There's no decoration, no backlight, and some marquee light doesn't work

Anyway, here's the short vid' :  http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/NunoGRoomSnakePreview.AVI

BEtter pictures to come soon, so ... Stay Tuned :P  :wink:  :P  :wink:  8)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: FINNY(uk) on December 01, 2005, 03:08:54 PM
Hey Bruno,

Congratulations on Nuno's lair, it was great seeing all your progression, it bought back memories when I done mine, I had a big Unit at the back of my Land, I though I would turn half or it in to a Museum "Finny's lair" I had an idea of how much it would cost, as I was doing something similar to what you done, as my building was there too, anyway at the begining I thought it would never get done, there was so much work and lots of money spent on doing the lair, it just didnt end, as i said looking at your pictures they must have known you by your name at the Building store, as you were always buying things...did it cost a lot more than you accounted for too? however when my "Lair" was finished it was worth all the hard work and Money, because it is now my escape from the real world, it like my make believe world, if I get stressed or un-happy I just got to my lair and unwind, and you will do the same Bruno, if it brings you as much pleasure as mine has bought me, you will be a very happy man, I would like to say that people like yourself are great for this hobby, because if there were not collectors like yourself , it would be a very boring community, once again Congrats from you friend in the UK.

-Finny :wink:


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 18, 2005, 09:38:55 PM
Thanks Jason for your kind words. I can't wait to seen with my own eyes the Finny's Lair  :P


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 18, 2005, 09:42:19 PM
And here we go with the room decoration  :roll:

After several weeks of hard research... I finally choose neons  8)

Have a look a the actual Nuno's Lair status :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/neonevo1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/neonevo2.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/neonevo3.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/neonevo4.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/neonevo5.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/neonevo6.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/neonevo7.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/neonevo8.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/neonevo9.jpg)

Next step : buy more neons to finish the room...  :roll:  :wink:


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 18, 2005, 10:07:24 PM
Opssss I forget ... here's a small video

http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/neonevolution.wmv

Have fun  :roll:  :wink:


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 03, 2006, 08:07:06 PM
OK, since I got new games, here's the new version of the gaming room :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/ngr1.jpg)


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/ngr2.jpg)


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/ngr3.jpg)


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/ngr4.jpg)


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/ngr5.jpg)


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/ngr6.jpg)


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/ngr7.jpg)

I can't wait to have my Star Wars & Xevious full working...
 :roll:  

 :wink:


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 21, 2006, 01:06:49 AM
OK, the Star Wars is now running, so it's time to test another combinaison for the cabs' location, so here's the actual status of the Nuno's room  :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/newag4.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/newag2.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/newag3.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/newag1.jpg)

...Stay tuned  :roll:  :wink:


Title: Your neons look awesome!
Post by: namfreak on January 23, 2006, 11:26:29 PM
Bruno,
Congratulations on such a great games room/home arcade!
Thse neon lights really give the feel and ambience of an arcade, and while looking at your pictures I was transported back to the 1980's!
Ahhhh.........happy days...........

Really those lights really top it off. Are they actually neons or coloured florescent tubes?


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: sentinelle_divine (fex11) on January 25, 2006, 03:50:52 PM
saluttttttttttttttttttttttttttt  nuno ;)
cela faisait un petit bout de temp

tout dabord mes meilleurs voeux pour 2006 ;)
peut etre un petit nuno ? tu y pense ??
quel dommage que je n'est pu te voir a paris avec les mame univers people
j'avais toujours garder ta page en favoris et je m'interdisais de venir
uniquement pour tout devorer en une seule fois :lol:

voila c'est fait...

c'est....... c'est .........
je ne sais pas moi....
c'est MAGNIFIQUE !
un projet de bout en bout un rendu superbe digne des plus belle salle personel


j'en bave !
j'en reve !
les mots me manque
en tout cas sa me donne envie
tu doit etre fier et tu a raison de l'etre

je suis content pour toi tu as realiser ton reve
et ce n'est pas tout le monde qui peut en dire  autant
je ne parle pas d'argenyt mais de temp et de passion
c'est formidable ce que tu as realiser

au plaisir de te lire ou te rencontrer un jour
je te fait la bise et a madame nunette aussi


encore BRAVO 8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)
cordialement philippe


Title: Re: Your neons look awesome!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 25, 2006, 10:05:29 PM
Quote from: "namfreak"
Bruno,
Congratulations on such a great games room/home arcade!
Thse neon lights really give the feel and ambience of an arcade, and while looking at your pictures I was transported back to the 1980's!
Ahhhh.........happy days...........

Really those lights really top it off. Are they actually neons or coloured florescent tubes?


Thanks Namfreak  :D

I'm using true colored neons light for best results. I admit it's very expensive (about 20€ per light ), but you can't have a better effect. Don't go with white neon + colors mask tube on it !!!
The room has actually 14 neon colored lights.
I'm using 'Philips' neon... I'll post the ref. if you want   8)

Are you starting your 'own' dedicated gaming room  :roll:  :wink:  :wink:  :wink:


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: namfreak on January 26, 2006, 12:08:40 AM
Well I'm thinking of making my garage a little more comfortable!
Did you use any insulation in the roof of your game room to keep heat in? (Except for the black sound insulation I see in the pictures?)

Yes i would be interested in that reference for the Phillips neons!


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 26, 2006, 09:34:22 PM
Quote from: "namfreak"
Well I'm thinking of making my garage a little more comfortable!
Did you use any insulation in the roof of your game room to keep heat in? (Except for the black sound insulation I see in the pictures?)

Yes i would be interested in that reference for the Phillips neons!


Ok, here's the ref, by exemple for the red one :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/neonref1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/neonref2.jpg)

...and yes, I used a lot of insulation on the wall, and for the roof... my english is too bad for the exact word, but have a look at that previous picture :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/pri3.jpg)

...and it's very important : Isolate as best as possible... As you know, Europe is so... cold  :roll:  :wink:


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 26, 2006, 09:38:23 PM
...and a new picture of the Nuno's Lair, with my latest game : Indiana Jones  :roll:  :wink:  :wink:  :wink:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/grn1.jpg)

Damn !! These games look brand new  :lol:  8)  8)  8)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 30, 2006, 09:12:30 PM
For the Star Wars cockpit, I've just put a 'Black Light' neon  :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/blackl1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/blackl2.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/blackl3.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/blackl4.jpg)

I love the 'effect'... very dark atmosphere  :roll:  :P


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on February 18, 2006, 08:14:23 PM
News in the Nuno's Lair  :D

- Xevious is fully working
- Star Wars Pachinko arrived in the Lair...

So here's the actual status of the gaming room  8)  8)  8)

Star Wars corner :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/swcorner1.jpg)

Dragon's Lair & Space Ace posters... signed by Gary Goldman & Don bluth  :D

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/capo0.jpg)

...the couch  :D and a educational book  :roll:  :D

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/capo1.jpg)

Star Wars corner... on air  :lol:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/capo2.jpg)

... my latest toy ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/capo3.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/capo4.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/capo5.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/capo6.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/capo7.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/capo8.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/capo9.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/capo10.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/capo11.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/capo12.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/capo13.jpg)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on April 10, 2006, 09:14:03 PM
OK here's a little update...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gap1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gap2.jpg)

...the new corner   :lol:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gap3.jpg)

features Computer Media Center ( Divx, DvD, JukeBox, Emulators ), Amps, PS2  :D

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gap6.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gap5.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/gap4.jpg)




 :roll:


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on April 24, 2006, 09:11:58 PM
...I got the Star Wars Trilogy Arcade cab' , here's the new gaming room set up since last week, before I broke my shoulder   :evil:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/grt2.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/grt4.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/grt3.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/grt1.jpg)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on April 28, 2006, 10:56:00 AM
A new load of pictures...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/stgr1.jpg)


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/stgr2.jpg)


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/stgr3.jpg)


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/stgr4.jpg)


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/stgr5.jpg)


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/stgr6.jpg)


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/stgr7.jpg)


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/stgr8.jpg)


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/stgr9.jpg)


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/stgr10.jpg)


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/stgr11.jpg)


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/stgr12.jpg)


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/stgr13.jpg)


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/stgr14.jpg)


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/stgr15.jpg)


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/stgr16.jpg)


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/stgr17.jpg)


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/stgr18.jpg)


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/stgr19.jpg)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 07, 2006, 10:22:50 PM
new pictures... features Galaxian & Space Ace  :P  :P  :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/grsa1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/grsa2.jpg)

 :P


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: arcadefever on November 07, 2006, 10:34:57 PM
8)

very nice  :roll:


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on February 03, 2007, 07:22:56 PM
OK, well... the gaming room is full of cab', and I'm sad I cannot display all arcade goodies I own  :?

So, the only solution is to expose all my stuff... on the wall  :roll:

So, I'm buying this for 9.90 € :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/ikea1.jpg)

The first topic will be for my all times arcade games god : the NAMCO god , and especially three games : StarBlade, Galaxian3 & Xevious  :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/ikea2.jpg)

...very rare stuff as you can see : StarBlade long play & Galaxian 3 ... on laser disc, original sountrack, flyers, games...

Overall view :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/ikea3.jpg)

Nice  :P


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: arcadefever on February 04, 2007, 02:08:23 AM
throw away that sofa  :twisted:  an add more cabs ...
that a game room  :o

hahahahaha....look great...i love those black light  8)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on February 05, 2007, 10:31:59 PM
Don't worry Fred, there is no more sofa  :)

Ok, here's new stuff on background ... features Dragon's Lair of course  :wink:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/newd1.jpg)

Full light on  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/newd2.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/newd3.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/newd4.jpg)


Title: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on August 03, 2007, 05:46:24 PM
Bruno,

I just went through your GameRoom thread again (4th time or so.... :) ) VERY impressive job and I can't wait to see it for real (Finaly !).....

I may borrow an idea or two from your Gameroom, I really like the lighting with the neon tubes....

I will need to completely let it build from the ground up. It will be replacing the small shed I have now. What sizes does your gameroom have (approx.) ?
Trouble is that (as you may know) the ground where I live in Holland is so soft, we need to drive some really long poles (pilotes in French, piling in English according to Bablefish) into the ground before we can start building. Else my Gameroom would sink into the ground over the years....anyway, it's going to cost me quite some money, but what the hell, you only live once ! :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 24, 2007, 11:58:54 AM
...but what the hell, you only live once ! :)

That what I'm saying all the time : you only live once... So do what you like now  8)

OK... well, at this point... I don't have free space anymore in my game room  :-\... The latest games I got are everywhere in my house, in every floors, and some are simply not in my house  :shock: And I even don't talk about my Galaxian Theater  :roll: :lol: Thanks for friends who keep a lot of my stuff  until .... until what ???

...until the new version of my game room to build... called :

Nuno's Lair Reloaded or Nuno's Lair V2  ;D

Well, let's see what I can do... here's the situation now... this is the area I would like to use to extend the lair  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/box1.jpg)

My first idea was to QUADRUPLE the current size of the room  :shock:

So this time, is not a *simply* garage modification, but a real construction project... and I can't skip legal point of view  :ghost:

I met an official consultant from my town, and I explain him my plan. Things not gonna be easy  :-\ A ton of documents to fill, to ask for ... well, I won't be able to explain all of them in english... 'coz I even don't understand them in french  :?
I don't want to spend a lot of €€€ for this, and unfortunately It's not possible to build a room bigger than 30m2 without having a plan signed by an architect...
Ok, so with the official consultant we found an issue ... it should be possible to DOUBLE the size of the lair without working with an architect. Sounds good to me for the moment but wait  :-\ They are still a ton of documents to fill, certificates to provide, public investigation in my neighborhood, authorizations to request from different legal organization in my country... and of course full room plans to provide... and I've to draw them all  :-\

So weeks after weeks, I go to the official commune's consultant and provide him documents needed to cloture the first part of the file.
Because I'm not an architect, I've to correct each time the draws... what a *pain*  >:(

Ok, while this time... let's start to do things I can do *without* any administration approvals : cleaning the area  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/box2.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 25, 2007, 04:06:31 PM
...and after more than two months, all the documents are ready to provide to my local administration... except some draws  :(

I'm able to draw most of them... but ... I'm not an architect... so what  ???

And here, I got THE idea !!! Ask to the previous owner of my house if he still has the plans of the garage (which is now my actual game room)... because he should have it when he built it few yeas ago ?

Bingo  :lol: :D He founds them all... and give them to me  :)

Now, I just have to replicate that missing view...  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/box3.jpg)

The *complete* dossier is now ready for examination  ::) :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: vib_ribbon on November 25, 2007, 10:01:58 PM
wow, how did you find the previous owner?? surely the last thing the previous owner want is a phone call from the current owner in case they get a called with the buyer down the line shouting, "F*** you, you sold me a piece of S*** for how much money?!?!?!?!?!?!?"... i know i would.  :'(


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 26, 2007, 01:33:12 PM
wow, how did you find the previous owner??
...

Yop Vib... Well it was quite easy in fact  ::) The previous owner of the house ... is a part of my family  ::) :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: vib_ribbon on November 26, 2007, 04:07:39 PM
ah... that is very handy!

planning permissions is always a pain in the backside, so i hope you can have everything resolved soon. i was lucky, i renovated my garage without the need to change the front of the house. from the outside it still looks like a garage and you would be non the wiser. you come inside the house and then you'll realise the garage has turned into living space = my games room!! i hope when i sell the house the buyer would keep it the way it is. no one parks their car in the tiny garages along our street... whenever i see my neighbours open their garage door, all i see is a load of junk!!  ::)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 28, 2007, 10:11:30 PM
... whenever i see my neighbours open their garage door, all i see is a load of junk!!  ::)

I agree... most of the time, I see a load of junk too ! They should do like us... put arcade games and enjoy the room  ::) ;D

OK, all the documents are ready... here's all the sheets  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/papier1.jpg)

Once the administration will appoove the projet, a public inquiry will start  :?

Why is it so long.. why so many things to do...  :oops:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: vib_ribbon on November 30, 2007, 11:42:23 PM
do you think any of your neighbours would object??  >:(

they would have to be consulted in the end, no?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 02, 2007, 10:08:15 PM
do you think any of your neighbours would object??  >:(

they would have to be consulted in the end, no?

Yes, I've informed them before starting this projet and they were all ok with that... but I don't want to have any problem in the futur, so I prefere to be 100% legal on this  8)

Good news : the complete documents has been approved by the administration. Now I've to display this in front of my house during to weeks :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/enq-pub1.jpg)

This is the "public inquiry" step  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/enq-pub2.jpg)

So now, all my neighbours can see what is my project and they have two weeks to react  :-X More than that, they also got a letter from the administration who informs them about my projet... so they ALL know what I plan to do now...

Let's wait 2 weeks... I hope nobody will react on this  :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on December 03, 2007, 05:55:52 PM
Hey hey!!!  Glad to hear that you're gonna expand your lair!!!     :) :)  I hope everything goes well with your construction project!!! :) :)

 I hope you have no complications from anyone!!!

One thing is for sure about the way we all collect......  Never enough room....!!!!! :? :? :? :? :? :?

But we always manage!!!  When we run out of room, the new adventure begins on expanding!!!

My wife and I have already figured out a way to expand on our gameroom when it's time, It will be not too hard to expand on it, since it is a metal

building, it will be easy to pour another concrete slab and just bolt on to the existing structure. 


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 03, 2007, 07:31:24 PM
...
My wife and I have already figured out a way to expand on our gameroom when it's time, It will be not too hard to expand on it, since it is a metal building, it will be easy to pour another concrete slab and just bolt on to the existing structure...

Carved in stone in this post (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=252.30) now  :D ... you'll have to give us full details when the time will come my friend  ::) :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on December 05, 2007, 11:22:28 PM
Organize a party around your gameroom for the neighbors with free BBQ and drinks.......You won't have any troubles after that ;) ;)

Funny about that way of informing people. Here, there's merely an add in the local paper....and you can get info at the "city hall"....I think your way is better, I never read those adds in the local paper :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 11, 2007, 08:43:21 AM
Organize a party around your gameroom for the neighbors with free BBQ and drinks.......You won't have any troubles after that ;) ;)
...

Yeah... It's a nice idea  :) ...but to late  ::) :P LOL

Ok... doing administrative papers is so boring  :? ... I'm still waiting for the result of the "public inquiry", but I need some action now  ;)

So, let's clean the area. Here's the starting point :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/arbres0.jpg)

Still a mess isn't it  ??? Ok I've to remover the hedge, and a tree... Fortunately some shrubs are rotten, so I can pull them down without any problem  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/arbres1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/arbres2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/arbres3.jpg)

...but some of shrubs are bigger, and not easy to pull off  :-\ ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/arbres4.jpg)

...I don't have a chainsaw, so let's do the job with an axe :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/arbres5.jpg)

Now, let's kill this tree :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/arbres6.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/arbres7.jpg)

Better no ?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/arbres8.jpg)

...almost clean...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/arbres9.jpg)

...and this is it  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/arbres10.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/arbres11.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Musaic on December 12, 2007, 03:50:43 PM
i think so, you must to build a big ranch for your game-park :)
once, in the future we'll visit you :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 13, 2007, 09:49:49 PM
You're more than welcome here, Musaic  :-*

GOOD NEWS :15 days later... no claim at all from the neighbourhood regarding then"public inquiry ;D

...but there is one last administrative constraint : Now, the town planning has to examine & validate the complete dossier I've done.

It can takes ...up to 5 five weeks before an answer from them  :o

It should be the LAST administrative step... I hope  :roll:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on December 14, 2007, 11:48:44 PM
Hey.. Looking good!!  ;D

I'm suprised you have to go through all that to do what you want on YOUR property!  :?

(it's a personal addition, not a commercial business etc.)

Honestly, we don't have to ask anyone when we do anything at our house.   (if it was commercial etc. then there would be trouble, but that is to be expected.)

Also I'd hate to have to wait to start my project... I hope you don't have any further roadblocks!!   Good luck, and I hope all goes well with your addition to your lair!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: jomm on December 15, 2007, 07:28:33 AM
I'm suprised you have to go through all that to do what you want on YOUR property!  :?
(it's a personal addition, not a commercial business etc.)

Yep Sonic, that's the beauty of Belgium (don't know about the other european countries): a lot of paperwork even for some small details. Where I live if you want to relocate some walls inside your home (even without touching the outsidewalls of the house) you need to ask permission to do so  ???. In some areas of the village, you even have to ask permission to change the color of your windowframes or outsidewalls etc.  :ghost:. But ... I guess it doesn't matter where you live, every place has it downsides... !!  :wink:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 16, 2007, 12:51:35 PM
... and 6 weeks later... I got a letter from the town planning :

Like a teenager who's waiting for the result of an exam... I slowly open the letter  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/dec1.jpg)

For information, the town planning in Belgium has the final decision... Yes or No  :?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/dec2.jpg)

...it means 'Decision about your planning permission'...

And the answer is :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/dec3.jpg)

YES !!!  ;D

...after so many months, appointments, draws, ... this is it ! It's official  :)

Now let's start the serious work  8) :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: italiandoh on December 16, 2007, 03:14:40 PM
Congratulations Bruno !
A wonderful Christmas gift I can say :)

Bye,

Matteo


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 19, 2007, 03:15:16 PM
A wonderful Christmas gift I can say :)

Thanks Matteo  :P

Ok, let's start the 'serious' work now  :D

The previous 'roof' has been removed, and we have to do the earth excavation :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/terra1.jpg)

Because the excavation won't be too deep, we do it... manually (no crane) :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/terra2.jpg)

A neighbor gets the earth with his tractor :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/terra3.jpg)

Well, it seems easy, but it's not... doing manually the job  :-\ ...tiring & tiresome...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/terra4.jpg)

Done :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/terra5.jpg)

This will be the 'concrete sole' of the room.




Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on December 19, 2007, 06:28:17 PM
Hey, it was neat to see your lair from the outside all the way around!  It looks tall, does it have a sub floor, or is the building on pier & beam?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 29, 2007, 09:55:41 AM
Hey, it was neat to see your lair from the outside all the way around!  It looks tall, does it have a sub floor, or is the building on pier & beam?

Yeps Sonic, I agree my lair is tall... it has a 'partial subfloor', but it can't be used for games  :-\ I use that sub floor for ...garden tools  :D

Ok, I got the wire mesh :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/gri1.jpg)

... and a first load of blocks.

Argggg, I wasn't at home when the delivery man came... and he unloaded everything in the middle of my driveway  :evil:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/gri2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/gri3.jpg)

So we have to clear to way... and manually move item per item to the right place...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/gri4.jpg)

OK, let's place the wire mesh :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/gri5.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/gri6.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/gri7.jpg)

Done :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/gri8.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: italiandoh on December 29, 2007, 11:42:13 AM
Hmm...by looking at the pics it seems like you are extending your lair in a way that it will end very very close to the border fence. Is that allowed  in Belgium ? Here in Italy every building has to be at least 5 meters from the border line between one's property and another.

Matteo


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 01, 2008, 09:38:37 AM
Hmm...by looking at the pics it seems like you are extending your lair in a way that it will end very very close to the border fence. Is that allowed  in Belgium ? Here in Italy every building has to be at least 5 meters from the border line between one's property and another.

Matteo

Yes Matteo, I'm exactly on the border. Here in Belgium, you have two options :

- At least 4 meters from the border line between one's property and another (That what the previous owner did for the 'garage' (now the "Nuno's Lair"  ;))

- Exactly on the border (or few cm of course) : my option  :)



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 01, 2008, 09:28:02 PM
Next step...

I ordered 3.5m3 of concrete... here's the 'mixer truck'  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/da1.jpg)

I don't need to cut the hedge of trees... the truck is doing the job  ;D :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/da2.jpg)

On location :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/da3.jpg)

Let's go  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/da4.jpg)

Concrete for The Arcade  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/da5.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/da6.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/da7.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/da8.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/da9.jpg)

Let's wait few days...  8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on January 03, 2008, 09:30:34 AM

Maybe this has been asked before but will the Galaxian3 Theater find any place in your upgraded arcade room? It seems the room will not be 'that' bigger in the end?




Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 03, 2008, 05:45:35 PM

Maybe this has been asked before but will the Galaxian3 Theater find any place in your upgraded arcade room? It seems the room will not be 'that' bigger in the end?



When the upgrade will be done, the entire size (Nuno's Lair V2  ;D) will be 8 meters x 7,5 meters  ;)

You're right, The Galaxian Theater will have a special *dedicated* room... in the Nuno's Lair V3... Target is 200X  8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: jujusl [FR] on January 04, 2008, 09:21:04 PM
Super ton boulot Darthnuno ! Je t'envie de posséder une si belle collection et de pouvoir lui dédier une pièce aussi chouette. J'ai hâte de voir ton extension terminée (toi aussi, je suppose  :D)

Pour ma part, je suis un petit nouveau sur ce forum et dans le monde de l'arcade ; j'ai récemment acquis ma première borne ; c'est une borne générique hors d'usage que je suis en train de restaurer (avec quelques petites adaptations de mon cru) pour la "mamiser".

Stéphane

PS : I can also speak English if needed !


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: JimmyU on January 05, 2008, 05:41:35 AM
Isn't it a little cold to pour concrete Nuno? ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ElPancho on January 06, 2008, 06:57:27 PM
Your're "x-ing" the last digit only in 200X, hence within 2 years you'll have the theatre up and running, impressive planning. Just kidding, Bruno, good luck with this effort.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 08, 2008, 07:46:24 PM
Super ton boulot Darthnuno ! Je t'envie de posséder une si belle collection et de pouvoir lui dédier une pièce aussi chouette. J'ai hâte de voir ton extension terminée (toi aussi, je suppose  :D) I'm very late in this post as you'll see  :P

Pour ma part, je suis un petit nouveau sur ce forum et dans le monde de l'arcade ; j'ai récemment acquis ma première borne ; c'est une borne générique hors d'usage que je suis en train de restaurer (avec quelques petites adaptations de mon cru) pour la "mamiser".

Stéphane

PS : I can also speak English if needed !

Hello Stéphane, and welcome here  :) It's seems to be the same scenarii for most of us : First a generic cab with a mame setup... l8ter you find a dedicated cab ... then an other one... and an other one... and you've to setup a gaming room for all that stuff  :D

Feel free to ask anything if you need help for your restoration  :wink:

I prefere you to speak english on that board if you don't mind  ;) Thanks  :-* (mais tu peux me retrouver sur le site de gamoover également et en francais dans le texte  :wink:)

Isn't it a little cold to pour concrete Nuno? ;)

Yeps, it's a little bit too cold nowadays, but fortunately that works has been done few weeks ago  :wink: ;D

Your're "x-ing" the last digit only in 200X, hence within 2 years you'll have the theatre up and running, impressive planning. Just kidding, Bruno, good luck with this effort.

Yeps... I know 2 years will be very short to complete all these projects... But I guess it's possible  8) Many thanks for your nice words  :-*


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 08, 2008, 10:22:15 PM
Update  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/cra1.jpg)

Under the current Nuno's Lair there is one of the four electrical circuits. I'll bring the circuit via this tube...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/cra2.jpg)

...to the v2, like this :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/cra3.jpg)

Now, THE truck...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/cra4.jpg)

...for the emblankment :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/cra5.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/cra6.jpg)

Opsss... The lorry driver didn't lay out the emblankment on all the surface  :-[
So we have to lay out everything manually  :?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/cra7.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/cra8.jpg)

Ops, it's late... we stop here :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/cra9.jpg)

Tomorrow, after working all the day at my job place... what a nice surprise when I arrive at my home  ::)

My father came during the day and he finished that part of the job :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/cra11.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/cra10.jpg)

 8) :P




Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 13, 2008, 02:09:24 PM
Now, a small layer of sand...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/bach1.jpg)

...in order to protect this thick plastic film :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/bach2.jpg)

Now, let's place the 'wire mesh'  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/bach3.jpg)

...some parts of it have to be cutted :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/bach4.jpg)

Ok, all the 'wire mesh' is in place ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/bach5.jpg)

Let's fix all the part together  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/bach6.jpg)

Done  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/bach7.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ArcadeMaze on March 03, 2008, 03:58:50 AM
Any updates on the new lair?


ArcadeMaze


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 03, 2008, 07:20:21 PM
Any updates on the new lair?


ArcadeMaze

Opsss  :oops:

Ok, let's continue  :wink:  :arrow:

It's a great day... Here's the starting point :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/dallefin1.jpg)

...Once again... concrete  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/dallefin2.jpg)

Too much concrete... my father is removing the excess of concrete  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/dallefin3.jpg)

Now, he's smoothing it...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/dallefin4.jpg)

Lets wait few days... drying time  8) ;)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/dallefin5.jpg)



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: amadama on March 14, 2008, 12:21:49 AM
Bruno this is going great! You really are something else! I haven't even started my build and you are already expanding yours.
Keep up the great work, and as usual thanks for sharing your progress. It's very inspirational to see this and it may get some of us off our butts and get building!
Alex


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: amadama on March 17, 2008, 01:53:08 AM
Bruno,
How big is your existing game room (length x width)?
Thanks!
Alex


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 17, 2008, 06:06:00 PM
HI Alex...

Too small  :P ... the actual version is 7.5 meters by 4 meters  :-\

With the V2, the room will be 8 meters by 7.5 meters  ;)

No idea  yet about the V3 -who'll include the Galaxian Theater-, but it will be huge, you best believe me  :wink:  :pac: :ghost: :ghost:  :ghost::ghost:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: amadama on March 17, 2008, 09:06:00 PM
Thanks for the info Bruno. I really look forward to viewing your progress.
I don't think I'll ever get mine built because of the cost, but I can dream!
Alex


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on March 18, 2008, 10:44:40 PM
Don't get discouraged, We all started somewhere...  I started with my Genesis, SNES, & Dragon's Lair all crammed in my little bedroom.. and just went from there!!!   Just remember, If you cannot have an external gaming room, you can have a den or extra bedroom for your gaming room to start!   ;)    Don't give up... Keep chasing after your game room!!      ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Crossing our fingers for you!!!!   ;D ;D ;D  Sonic 1992


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: petieken on March 20, 2008, 11:07:38 PM
Hello everyone,

I've been following this forum for a while, and I finally registered myself today  :)
When I see your gameroom Bruno, all I can say is :o. Great work!

I am currently in the bedroom stage :D. So no arcade cab for me. :'(
But as a compensation I built an arcade control panel, jamma connector, power supply and scart connector to connect the pcb's I have to my tv. In real RGB like you do your cabs Bruno ;)



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 23, 2008, 06:37:36 PM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/cat.jpg)

"That's one small step for a cat, one giant leap for mankind"

 ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on March 24, 2008, 12:55:53 PM
Man, I wish I could build like that ! Is your dad in the construction business ?

If i'd make a concrete floor like that over here, it would be half sunken in about 5 years......I hate living on clay-ground !

I will need piers and it's freaking expensive !!!
So is ALL construction work here ! For a brick construction, without isolation it would cost me €20000,- to have it build !!!!! :o :o

I'm now looking at a wooden shed. I know it will need more maintaining, but it's better for the cabs then an un-isolated single brick walled one.....

Really looking forward to the rest of the pictures, keep up the good work my friend !!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on April 06, 2008, 05:53:05 PM
Remember the previous 'on the moon' picture ?

I love cats  ;D ;D ;D ...  :-X   :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/conc2.jpg)

My father says : "Its happens very often... don't worry... It'll give good luck to this project..."  :P :)

View of the tube, who'll allow me to connect this new room to one of the four existing electrical circuit :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/conc3.jpg)

Do you remember I'm living in Belgium ?  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/conc1.jpg)

Ok, I presume you know all that this is not a *real time* update... so... let's go to the future... I would say two months l8ter ... after the winter  8) ;D ;D ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/backtothe.jpg)

I got all I need to build the wall and even start the roof...  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/conc4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/conc5.jpg)

StaY TuNeD  ::)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: subzero1970 on April 06, 2008, 07:14:31 PM
Bloody 'ell bruno!!! You must be loaded mate!!!! Excellent room so far!!!  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on April 07, 2008, 05:49:56 AM
We got lucky I guess with our cement, I scared the cats everytime they got close to the cement work.  They knew to stay away! LOL  :twisted:

It did help that the cement sat hard in about 3 hours.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on April 15, 2008, 10:14:43 PM
Wednesday the 2nd of April 2008

LET'S GO !!!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/020408a.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/020408b.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: amadama on April 16, 2008, 01:34:10 AM
Cool!
I really look forward to seeing the build of your arcade!
Are you doing the building by yourself at this point?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Dexter on April 16, 2008, 01:35:57 AM
Looking good Bruno  :D

Can't wait to see it completed


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on April 16, 2008, 02:38:34 AM
Looking Great!! ;D

Are you going to make a doorway through to the new section or takedown the whole wall?

If you do a doorway, It might be possible to do all the work with minimal mess/dust in the lair!   :pac:  :ghost:   


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ArcadeMaze on April 16, 2008, 05:10:39 AM
I was wondering the same thing....  Once you get it completed, will you knock down the wall and make one larger lair, or will there be an entryway?

ArcadeMaze


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Dexter on April 16, 2008, 05:19:24 AM
I'd go a doorway and use that room just for LD games  :wink:
Then you'd have to delve deeper into the 'Lair'  ;D

I just want to know where the Galaxian 3 is going  :lol:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on April 16, 2008, 07:41:59 AM
Here is the idea I was talking about:

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h60/sonic_1992/Lair.jpg)

This would make a "passage" between the lair and new addition.  It would give a grand open appeal!!   ;D ;D ;D ;D

All Bruno would have to do is knock out the middle section where the windows are to make the passage, and re-finish the now new interior wall.

Just a little trim work around the passage opening...

Whatcha think?  :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Dexter on April 16, 2008, 08:21:56 AM
So a 'Lair' AND a 'Dungeon' lol


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on April 16, 2008, 05:48:20 PM
Here is the idea I was talking about:

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h60/sonic_1992/Lair.jpg)

This would make a "passage" between the lair and new addition.  It would give a grand open appeal!!   ;D ;D ;D ;D

All Bruno would have to do is knock out the middle section where the windows are to make the passage, and re-finish the now new interior wall.

Just a little trim work around the passage opening...

Whatcha think?  :D

Yeps Barry, that what I plan to do  :P ...but the passage won't be as big as you have draw it.
Both room will be loaded with a TON of cabs, and I thing it's doesn't look really nice to have 'back to back' cabinets if they don't have the same shape or size  :-\
So the passage will be big enough for my largest games and won't have a door of course. I would say something like 120cm (approx 47")  8)

I just want to know where the Galaxian 3 is going  :lol:

In the room called 'v3'  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on April 18, 2008, 05:54:57 PM
Thursday the 3rd of April 2008

A new day of work for my dad  ::) :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/extd0.jpg)

I'll add the same big door than the v1... large enough for my big 'games'  ::) :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/extd1.jpg)

View from the back  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/extd2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/extd3.jpg)

 :P :-*


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: amadama on April 21, 2008, 09:46:00 PM
How is the gameroom upgrade coming along? Your father is a very good mason btw. I can't wait to see more pictures on this!
Good luck!
Alex


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ghost Soldier on April 23, 2008, 02:50:22 PM
I'm itching to see ver 2 completed and the start of ver 3.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Dexter on April 25, 2008, 02:05:43 AM
I'll have to make a trip over just to see it  ;D

Looking good Bruno. I wish I was there to be able to help you  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 04, 2008, 06:43:33 PM
Some update  :)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/dayc-1.jpg)

For this V2, a small window at the back, but I'll remove it when I'll start the v3  ::)  ...this will be an access to the v3  ::) ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/dayc-2.jpg)

View from the back :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/dayc-3.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on May 05, 2008, 06:21:07 AM
Looking GREAT!!! ;D ;D

Looking foward to more progress!! :pac:  :ghost:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ghost Soldier on May 05, 2008, 03:38:06 PM
Very nice, can't wait for more updates.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 09, 2008, 07:42:21 PM
The walls are climbing... 8) ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/wallpic1.jpg)

... the other side ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/wallpic2.jpg)

and this is it  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/wallpic3.jpg)

...the other side ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/wallpic4.jpg)

DONE  :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/wallpic5.jpg)





Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: FINNY(uk) on May 11, 2008, 12:33:51 PM
Bruno,

The Gameroom is looking great, Dreams can only happen by doing something about them!!! you certainly do something to make yours happen, along with Barry sonic1992, passion and Dedication will always pay off. That saying always springs to mind.......
"Total Commitment is Paramount in Achieving the Ultimate in Performance"

Congrats Guys, keep the great work up.
-Jas


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on May 13, 2008, 07:55:04 AM
Hey Jason, Thanks for the compliment!!  :-*

Bruno, The work is looking outstanding!!!

Just curious.. how come you're adding another door?  Shouldn't there be enough room in the lair currently so all you have to do is bring in games, (just move stuff near the door out of the way while moving in) and then take them into the new addition?

I know this is only temporary till V3, maybe have something in mind later etc?

Again looking great!!  Just curious and excited!  :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: subzero1970 on May 13, 2008, 10:06:55 AM
Correct me if im wrong but after V2 is completed theres going to be a V3!!!????!!!! :!: This is turning into a MONSTER arcade room!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 14, 2008, 07:32:54 PM
...Congrats Guys, keep the great work up.
-Jas

Many thanks Jas' for your morale support  :-*
In many situations, I use to do like you : "Aim for the moon..."  ;) It takes time... but it works  :)


.. how come you're adding another door?  Shouldn't there be enough room in the lair currently so all you have to do is bring in games, (just move stuff near the door out of the way while moving in) and then take them into the new addition?

Yes, there'll be a big opening between the two rooms, but for commodity reasons, I prefer to have a dedicated door to put/remove games in that room directly from the outside 8)

Correct me if im wrong but after V2 is completed theres going to be a V3!!!????!!!! :!: This is turning into a MONSTER arcade room!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D

Yes once the V2 done... the last episode of the Trilogy will start : Nuno3 for the Galaxian3  ::) :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: jomm on May 15, 2008, 08:59:40 AM
Just curious.. how come you're adding another door?  Shouldn't there be enough room in the lair currently so all you have to do is bring in games, (just move stuff near the door out of the way while moving in) and then take them into the new addition?

I know this is only temporary till V3, maybe have something in mind later etc?

Well I guess Bruno is planning guided tours in his lair: so 1 door as entrance and 1 door as exit.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Emogee on May 19, 2008, 03:41:16 AM
Do I have to buy a ticket?

And do I get to play with the display pieces in your museum? ... Please?

Emogee


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 20, 2008, 07:50:08 PM
Do I have to buy a ticket?

Nope Emogee, free for all the DLF members  ;) :D

Ok, now let's prepare the holes for fixing the beams on the existing lair  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/jon1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/jon2.jpg)

..and fix them  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/jon3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/jon4.jpg)

 :-*


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on May 21, 2008, 07:58:43 AM
Hey Bruno.. Looking Great!!..  Have a question for you...  (might have asked before, sorry if I did)

I notice that you have no A/C for your gameroom or any ventilation.. I did see a space heater before though..

Do you have any trouble with it getting hot in your lair?  What about dampness/humidity?   Is you climate different than ours?

Here in the summer our typical temps are 90 degrees with 80% humidity.
In winter 65 is the average with slightly lower humidity.

Just curious, as you see the great lengths I had to go to, to maintain comfortable/safe temperatures in my game room.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 21, 2008, 08:00:47 PM
In the current Lair, I don't use any ventilation or A/C.

Here, in Belgium... we maybe have 20 days per years with hot temperature : I mean upper than 28° Celsius  (82° Fahrenheit for you) ... so I really don't need an Cold A/C  ;) During some hot day, I use to let the door open, and the small windows at the back of the room in order to refresh the air, and avoid any bad smells by the way  :D
So the bad thing about the Belgium weather ... it's very cold  :-\ So I use an electric radiator up 24h on 24h, 7 days per week, and 12 months per year ...set to warm at least 14~15° Celsius (approx 60° Fahrenheit) which is more than fine your our old games  :)
Sometime my wife is not happy... because the game room is more warm than some rooms in our house in winter  :o ;) ...ArcadeLifeStyle all the way  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:  :P

I thing I'll buy a new radiator for the v1+v2 ... more powerful by also more economical too (electricity is so expensive nowadays  :oops:)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: amadama on May 21, 2008, 08:51:22 PM
That's interesting. I never realized Belgian summers were so mild.
Here in New York it's very humid in the summer (90 degrees and 90-100% humidity!) (worse than your area Barry!). You can see the moisture on the walls in my garage. I often have to wipe down the mildew that forms on some of my machines!
Like Barry, I found the dehumidifier to be a life saver and now it runs 24x7.
I can't wait to see more your new game room photos!
Alex



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 25, 2008, 06:02:31 PM
Yeps... no worry about humidity here... it would be too unfair : In US, you already have all to classic games, the sun almost every days on the year (mhhhhh maybe not at New York  :roll:) ... so you can have at least one bad thing like *humidity*  :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:  ;) :-*

Ok, so the work today is to set the opening between the existing lair and the new room.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/open1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/open2.jpg)

Of course, because there no roof and no door for the moment, we will stop the job at this step :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/open3.jpg)

The overture between the two room will be 115cm / 45,2 " width... and of course : no door between the two rooms   8)



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 30, 2008, 09:15:52 PM
And here is some stuff...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/stroof1.jpg)

...for the roof  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/stroof2.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ghost Soldier on June 02, 2008, 02:25:48 AM
Looking forward to more. ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on June 03, 2008, 08:58:12 PM
...here's the update  ;)

Let's start to work, first level... the first part of the roof :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/firstla1.jpg)

Done  8) ... but hey...noo... black cloud means only one thing : rain  :-X

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/firstla2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/firstla4.jpg)

We have to stop at this point... raining day  :? Why I'm living in Belgium by the way  ??? :-\  :pac: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/firstla3.jpg)




Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: amadama on June 04, 2008, 03:27:01 AM
Hi Bruno, is that your father up there helping you out?
What's the roof made out of? It looks like enamel covered metal.
Good luck!
Alex


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on June 09, 2008, 08:17:21 PM
Hi Bruno, is that your father up there helping you out?
What's the roof made out of? It looks like enamel covered metal.
Good luck!
Alex

Yes Alex, my father is 'The Man' on this first part of the project  ;) :-*

I dunno the correct word in English, but I would say the roof is "metal sheet" or better "corrugated iron"  :roll: 8)

Weather is better now, time to finish the main structure of the roof :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/otherpartroof1.jpg)

...yes, still my father in action  :P  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/otherpartroof2.jpg)

..but hey, I'm working on this too  8) It's me here  :P ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/otherpartroof3.jpg)

'ArcadeLifeStyle' situation can be very dangerous  :ghost: Caution here, on the roof  :oops:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/otherpartroof4.jpg)

... and this is it :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/otherpartroof5.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/otherpartroof6.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/otherpartroof7.jpg)

Another step done...  :)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/otherpartroof8.jpg)

...'til the next one of course  8)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on June 09, 2008, 09:53:37 PM
Looking GREAT!!    ;D  :spaceace:  :spaceace:  :spaceace:  :spaceace:  :spaceace:  :spaceace:  :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: amadama on June 09, 2008, 10:08:03 PM
Yes, looking great indeed. I am amazed how much work you and your father are able to do!
Best of luck,
Alex
The temperature has been well over 100 degrees F today (high of 106F, 46C in my town today!) not nice to be working outside.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ghost Soldier on June 10, 2008, 03:10:47 PM
Looking forward to more pics  :o  :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on June 15, 2008, 10:13:48 PM
Ok, now the masterpiece : let's start to fix the roof  :)

First, let's apply a tiny film of plastic :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/ro1.jpg)

...oh, and as you can see, we also fixed the new gutter that joins the existing one of course :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/ro4.jpg)

The first 'sheet' of corrugated iron...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/ro2.jpg)

...almost similar than the one of the original Nuno's lair.

Let's fix it...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/ro3.jpg)
 


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on June 28, 2008, 07:58:10 PM
Still some work to do on the roof...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/endofroof1.jpg)

Ha, at last... a picture where you can see me working  ;D  :spaceace:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/endofroof2.jpg)

Did ya say dangerous ?  :spaceace:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/endofroof3.jpg)

...and the roof is finished   8) :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/endofroof4.jpg)

Wanna take a ride into ?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/endofroof5.jpg)

Of course, nothing special in it yet... but hey... there was NOTHING at all few months ago  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/endofroof6.jpg)

A lot of work to do, for sure...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/endofroof7.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/endofroof8.jpg)

...I can't wait to see this room full of games  :P :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on June 30, 2008, 05:57:11 PM
Looking Great!!!   ;D   :spaceace:   


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: subzero1970 on June 30, 2008, 08:37:27 PM
in a month from now it'll be all dark with screen light and sounds galore :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on July 05, 2008, 05:11:05 PM
in a month from now it'll be all dark with screen light and sounds galore :)

Well, maybe not in one month   :?  ...unfortunately...but soon enough  ::)  :P

OK, because I plan to paint the outside of the game room, we have to cement some parts of the walls, like this  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/cim1.jpg)

...closer...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/cim2.jpg)

...and the back too  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/cim3.jpg)

OK, these walls are ready to be painted ... but I'll do it after finishing the inside of course  8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Dirk_DL_Fan on July 05, 2008, 05:46:21 PM
This is a very cool thing that your doing, I can't wait to see the finished product in the future  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on July 07, 2008, 07:41:09 AM
I'm surprised you didn't insulate the ceiling first, before placing the Roof Panels, Especially as cold as you say Belgium is..  :shock:   Any reason..?   

 You saw what I needed to do for my game room.. It's the plastic backed insulation...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on July 13, 2008, 09:10:09 PM
I'm surprised you didn't insulate the ceiling first, before placing the Roof Panels, Especially as cold as you say Belgium is..  :shock:   Any reason..?   

The ceiling will be insulate from the back like I did in the first room  ;) You'll see in the coming pictures  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on July 13, 2008, 09:34:57 PM
OK, back to work  8)

Here's the items of the day  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/iso1.jpg)

With that stuff, we will insulate three walls from humidity and keep the warm/cold inside (with the 'rockwool')

Number one  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/iso2.jpg)

Number two :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/iso3.jpg)

Three :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/iso4.jpg)

Of course, no need to insulate the common wall between the two rooms  8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Wassymac on July 15, 2008, 01:53:59 AM
When my wife gives my a hard time about time & money spent on this stuff I can now let her know it could be much worse!

That's going to be an amazing arcade.  Congrats on the great work


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on July 18, 2008, 12:47:38 PM

Is there no possibility to remove the wall between the two chambers?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on July 24, 2008, 08:38:31 PM

Is there no possibility to remove the wall between the two chambers?


Yes, there will be a big access between the two rooms... no door of course, but it's not possible to remove a big part of the common wall.

Let's go back to work. I'm finishing a part the insulation, here :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/isomet1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/isomet2.jpg)

Done for all the room :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/isomet3.jpg)

Before to build the new ceiling (and its insulation), I've to prepare all the electricity cables...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/isomet4.jpg)




Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ghost Soldier on July 25, 2008, 06:26:12 PM
Looking good  :-*


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on July 31, 2008, 07:49:40 PM
Back on this  ::)

Ok, all the electricity cables are ready. Here's the three ones for the roof lamps  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/isot1.jpg)

Let's go for the ceiling insulation...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/isot2.jpg)

I'll use OSB for the 'second ceiling'  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/isot3.jpg)

Done  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/isot4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/isot5.jpg)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ghost Soldier on July 31, 2008, 09:25:38 PM
Thanks for the update, keep'em coming


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Dirk_DL_Fan on July 31, 2008, 09:39:56 PM
Coming along very nicely  :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on July 31, 2008, 10:32:21 PM
Thanks for your moral support my friends  :-* :-* :-*


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: amadama on August 01, 2008, 03:02:42 AM
Awesome Bruno!
I am following your progress constantly and I think you are doing a great job!
Best of luck,
Alex


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on August 01, 2008, 06:34:21 AM
Looking Great!!   

Can you please tell us where you're hiding the "Freeze Time Machine?  Let's see... New game projects, Roadtrips, Vacations, Adding on to the lair....  How are you doing all this without staying up for days on end??   :shock:   :lol:  ;D  ;D   ;D  ;D  ;D


Again Great Work... Setting the bar way high for us this time!!!  Keep it up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :pac:  :ghost:  :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: antartica on August 03, 2008, 09:11:21 PM
Great progress!  :) how many more games are you planning to bring into your lair?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 10, 2008, 06:20:59 PM
Thanks to all of you for the support... I really need it  :-* :-* :-*

I've so many cabs everywhere... and I'm a little bit afraid that the v2 won't be enough for all of them  :oops:

Anyway, let's finish the job... another inside wall is done (I mean with the insulation)... just a picture to show you the insulation behind the osb panel  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/stael1.jpg)

OK, now let's fix sokets on the big wall :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/stael2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/stael3.jpg)

Done  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/stael4.jpg)

There are 4 sockets for that wall.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 15, 2008, 08:37:33 PM
It's time to break the wall between the 2 rooms  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/break1.jpg)

Let's see the different layers used at the time ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/break2.jpg)

...deeper ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/break3.jpg)

...more deeper ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/break4.jpg)

Of course, in the first room (v1), there is an electricity wire that come all along the wall (you can see a part of it on the last picture). The hard job will be to deviate that wire because :

1) This will be an entry to the new room... I don't want to have any electricity wire in my foot of course  ;D ;D ;D

2) The electricity must be still available behind all the wall in the first room of course  ;D

3) I need to bring electricity for the new walls, the one you can see in the new room. For the other wall, I'm taking electricity from another source.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on August 15, 2008, 11:35:39 PM
I'll be you can cut it and extend the wire to where it can run over the doorway, You can make some trim work around the doorway to conceal the wiring.  Whatcha think?   ;)

Looking Great...  Oh,.. BTW.. On the v1 side, just put a clear painters tarp over the doorway work area, that way you can (try) to avoid spreading dust in the lair!   Project looking Great!!   :spaceace:



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: polaris on August 16, 2008, 02:30:42 AM
I'll be you can cut it and extend the wire to where it can run over the doorway, You can make some trim work around the doorway to conceal the wiring.  Whatcha think?   ;)




in the uk you cannot have any connections in the earth cable , it must be a solid strand all the way back to the main electrcity input, what about belgium bruno, worth checking as were both in the EU

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 21, 2008, 07:58:48 PM
I'm connecting all the socket to the existing circuits from the first room  ;) The first room has a dedicated electricity board of course.

I have the full power on this one (same power than my house)  ;D ...and , behind this I also have a circuit breaker.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 21, 2008, 08:16:26 PM
Let's prepare the holes in the common wall of the sockets :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/deriv1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/deriv2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/deriv3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/deriv4.jpg)

Now the boring part to do. See this picture  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/deriv5.jpg)

In the first room, there is an electricity wire (the blue line in the picture), and I'll have to derivate it, as showed by the green line  :-\


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on August 22, 2008, 12:44:26 PM

Now the boring part to do. See this picture  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/deriv5.jpg)

In the first room, there is an electricity wire (the blue line in the picture), and I'll have to derivate it, as showed by the green line  :-\

Why not take a short cut and go via the floor?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 24, 2008, 08:46:39 PM
Why not take a short cut and go via the floor?

For security reason. I avoid the electricity wires on the floor in case of water flood or something  :ghost:.

Ok, let's work on the walls today.

The materials of the days  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/finosb1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/finosb2.jpg)

thermal insulation everywhere first, and then the OSB plates  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/finosb3.jpg)

...everywhere...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/finosb4.jpg)

Done  :D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/finosb5.jpg)

Everywhere, except the common wall between the 2 rooms. I'll show you later what I'll use to cover that part  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 27, 2008, 07:23:35 PM
Because I won't use OSB for covering the common wall, I've to hide all the electric wires...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/saign1.jpg)

...done :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/saign3.jpg)

Socket inside the wall :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/saign4.jpg)

And this  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/saign2.jpg)

...leading to the new light switch. Same model than the first room. I can set the amount of light with a cursor :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/saign5.jpg)

 :-*


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ghost Soldier on August 27, 2008, 08:16:51 PM
Project is coming along nicely.  Do you plan on using the same paint color and same carpet in the new space ?   What cabs are going to call the new space home ?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 27, 2008, 08:36:20 PM
Do you plan on using the same paint color and same carpet in the new space ?   

Yes, I'll use a different color/carpet... it'll be more 'Arcade Underground Ambiance' ...back in the 80's  8)

Stay tuned of course  ;D  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: logan on August 28, 2008, 07:48:46 AM
Holy Cow, nice Work! :)  :o :o


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on August 28, 2008, 06:23:06 PM
Looking great!

It's very surprising to see the way different parts of the world do construction as opposed to the way we do it here in Canada.  Most of our homes and additions are wood buildings (with brick on the outside as a veneer) We add R22 insulation in the walls + drywall to finish off. Also, the roofs (where most of the heat is lost) has 2-3 times more insulation than the walls.

I'm not sure how the weather is in Belgium in the winter (we get to -30 Celsius here and colder in Toronto) so the building style seems to be very different.

How do you normally heat the gaming room in the winter?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 28, 2008, 07:48:12 PM
Thanks  ;D

Welcome leonk on this topic  :-*

Well, the weather in Belgium is not so cold than the one in Canada. I agree it's cold, but not that much  :P
The *bad* thing about the weather is ... the rain.  :(

The priority for my was to avoid humidity.

For the first room, I use this radiator (hot oil inside )  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/pl5.jpg)

Of course it will be too small for warming the new room too  :oops:, so I'll have to buy a new one.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 01, 2008, 06:47:46 PM
A new day of work  8)

Let's use this  :lol:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/pacpla1.jpg)

Its the sames plaster boards I've used in the first room.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/pacpla2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/pacpla3.jpg)

I'm only use them for the common wall. So their fixing is done   ::) ;D I just need to sand the joint between the boards.



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on September 02, 2008, 03:49:54 AM
I am truly amazed!

I've never seen plaster board (drywall) installed on top of plywood.  Your wall must be super strong because of this.  Is this the way homes are built in Belgium?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 02, 2008, 10:21:30 AM

I've never seen plaster board (drywall) installed on top of plywood.  Your wall must be super strong because of this.  Is this the way homes are built in Belgium?

No No  :o , the plaster boards are installed only on this wall  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/saign3.jpg)

...not on the plywood (OSB boards) of course ;)

Stay tuned for the coming pictures  :P ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: logan on September 02, 2008, 10:47:33 AM
I dont know how normal houses are built in belgium, but most german houses are built of (diffrent sorts of) stone (some of lime malm brick, or clinker and so on). :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 06, 2008, 03:40:40 PM
The light from the V2 goes now into the first room  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/prisonbreak2.jpg)

Same picture with the light on  :) Of course I'm in the first room  :D :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/prisonbreak1.jpg)

I've to protect this area on this first room (especially the carpet), because... it's the D day... it's time to open the way between the two lairs  8)

Go back to the V2 :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/prisonbreak3.jpg)

3...2...1 ... let's go  :spaceace: :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/prisonbreak4.jpg)

At the same time, in the first lair  :oops: :ghost:  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/prisonbreak5.jpg)

A magical moment for me  :P ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/prisonbreak6.jpg)

This is it ! I can walk between the two rooms... well... not exactly... the first lair is fully load of cab'  :oops:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/prisonbreak7.jpg)

The different layers of the common wall :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/prisonbreak8.jpg)

A lot of work of work to do now, in order to make something proper  :oops:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/prisonbreak9.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/prisonbreak10.jpg)

Bye bye... orange wall  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/prisonbreak11.jpg)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: subzero1970 on September 07, 2008, 01:23:13 PM
Taking shape bruno taking shape...how much are flights to belgium these days? ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ghost Soldier on September 08, 2008, 09:05:21 PM
Very nice, looking forward to more pictures of the progress.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on September 09, 2008, 12:53:17 AM
Looking Great!!    One quick question though....

 :shock: Where's the dust coverings/tarps for your games in V1?? :shock: :shock: :shock:


You definately don't want a dust nightmare!!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 15, 2008, 09:10:49 PM
It's time to finish the opening between the two rooms :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/finov1.jpg)

Regarding the electricity wire, the choice is done. It'll take this way  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/finov2.jpg)

Let's go :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/finov3.jpg)

(you can see the 'famous' electricity wire)

Plaster boards to cover the cement :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/finov4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/finov5.jpg)

Done  8) Now let's fill the area on the floor who are joining the rooms  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/finov6.jpg)

Holy Jesus... A lot of dust on the carpet  :o  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/finov7.jpg)

Ok... nothing is damaged  :P :D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/finov8.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on September 17, 2008, 06:20:12 PM
Great work ......  8)  :-* :-*

Bruno do you have already a sample of carpet that you will use in V2?

Let us see !!! I'm so curious



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 21, 2008, 07:23:29 PM
...do you have already a sample of carpet that you will use in V2?

Stay tuned my friend... very soon  ;)

OK, now the job the day is to sand all the joint between the plaster boards. I know there will be a lot of dust, so let's close the access to the original lair  :D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/joint1.jpg)

Did you see the joints... that's what I've to sand  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/joint2.jpg)

Let's try the 'manual' method first ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/joint3.jpg)

Jesus  :shock: It will take ages  :-\ OK, now the electric version  :lol:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/joint4.jpg)

Faster of course  ;D OK, it's done  :-* :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/joint5.jpg)

Remember, I've used plaster boards ONLY for the common wall between the two rooms. For the three other walls, I've used wood boards.

Some screws really bore me like this one  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/joint6.jpg)

I can't screw on further than that. OK, let's remove it, and make a bigger hole, like that :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/joint7.jpg)

Now I can push it  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/joint8.jpg)

Hopefully, I don't have to do that job for all the screws already fixed... but I did that for maybe 20 or  25 of them  :oops:

Anyway, it's completely done now. I just have to cover the screws + joints with this  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/joint9.jpg)

Done :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/joint10.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/joint11.jpg)

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: logan on September 22, 2008, 12:04:18 PM
great job bruno! lookin' good!   :o :o

I dont dare to hope my gameroom will only be a bit as good as yours  8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ghost Soldier on September 22, 2008, 04:16:47 PM
A few more weekends and you should be able to start moving in.  Excellent job so far with the extension.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: amadama on September 22, 2008, 09:42:30 PM
Looking good Bruno.
Why did you use OSB on the outside walls instead of the gypsum board?
Alex


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 24, 2008, 08:16:54 PM
Looking good Bruno.
Why did you use OSB on the outside walls instead of the gypsum board?
Alex


Hi Alex,

Well, I've used plaster boards only on the common wall, because that 'internal' wall doesn't need to be insulate (insulation is already done by the external walls).
So, if that common wall doesn't need to be insulate, it doesn't need any structure (with wood + glass wool by example) ... and so it's more easy to fix plaster boards directly on a wall than OSB boards  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 25, 2008, 08:55:33 PM
I love this car  :-* I can load into it all I need : arcade games of course but also construction stuff like this...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/plancher1.jpg)

... OSB boards for the floor to come  :)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/plancher2.jpg)

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on September 26, 2008, 12:40:52 PM

Heu? WTF are you using OSB boards for the floor ???
This is only done in old buildings for the second,... floor etc...

What are you going to do when raine, water, ... floods into your room? Not good...



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: polaris on September 26, 2008, 05:01:44 PM
im hoping bruno has built it so it won't leak or flood, cos if it does the osb boards are the least of his worries, its the collection of arcade machines id be worried about. ;) :D

you must be going nuts wth excitement bruno, not long now and some friends will have their garage space back :P  cant wait to see it finished , so you can start on ver3 :P ;D ;D


 :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ghost Soldier on September 26, 2008, 06:04:24 PM
The slab that he poured is elavated.  I'd imagine he is going to put sleepers (scrap 2x4) on top of the slab and then put the underlayment down.  He also might be adjusting the height of the new space to match the old space.  I don't think flooding is much of an issue with everything I have seen in his construction.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: GermanCoasterBoy on September 27, 2008, 02:47:54 PM
Hey very nice the economy a great gamerroom respect!
MFG
GermanCoasterBoy


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 28, 2008, 10:36:29 AM
What are you going to do when raine, water, ... floods into your room? Not good...

No risk at all... you'll see in the coming pictures.

The slab that he poured is elevated. 

Yes, the slab is elevated... impossible to have water damage  :-*

you must be going nuts wth excitement bruno, not long now and some friends will have their garage space back :P  cant wait to see it finished , so you can start on ver3 :P ;D ;D

Yes Polaris  :-* But friends are still afraid  :P Because even with the v2, i won't have enough space to put all the games I have  :roll: ::) ;D

Arggg, and yes... I can't wait to start the project called 'v(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif)'

 :spaceace:

Hey very nice the economy a great gamerroom respect!
MFG
GermanCoasterBoy

Thanks to all for your 'morale support' :-* :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 28, 2008, 10:59:49 AM
Before working on the 'floor', I'll apply glass fiber on all the walls, like I did in the first lair.

Tools of the day :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/fiber1.jpg)

Get ready ?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/fiber2.jpg)

Go... does glass fiber can be fixed on OSB boards ? Yes sir  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/fiber3.jpg)

Let's go :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/fiber4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/fiber5.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/fiber6.jpg)

A little bit tired... but I'm happy ... I'm close to the end  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/fiber7.jpg)

Applying glass fiber is very easy. I just have to be careful of these edges :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/fiber8.jpg)

Done  :-* :-* :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/fiber9.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/fiber10.jpg)

Yeeess  ;D  :-* :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/fiber11.jpg)

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: subzero1970 on September 28, 2008, 11:25:50 AM
I have to ask, what is the reason for adding the fibre glass??? extra insulation???


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 28, 2008, 11:48:21 AM
No, it hides all the imperfection of the walls, also the joints. And after the painting, it'll look very nice. I've done the same job for the first room  ;) Have a look right here (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=32.msg332#msg332)  8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 28, 2008, 12:11:48 PM
...and here's a small video that shows you the current status  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/preview01.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojLez_Ftq64)

...by the way, the light switch is not working yet  :oops: ;D 


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: amadama on September 29, 2008, 06:34:29 PM
Very nice as always Bruno. Also, thanks for the explanation as to the OSB and the fiberglass. I had never seen either of them used in wall construction at all here in the US.
Keep it up my friend!
Alex



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ghost Soldier on September 29, 2008, 06:40:40 PM
Looking good  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on September 29, 2008, 10:05:44 PM
very interesting how construction differs in different parts of the world.  I guess the weather plays a big role in regards to the construction you use.

In North America, that room will be very cold in the winter (due to the lack of insulation in the walls).  Also, due to high humidity in the summer, the wood would have lots of mold growing on it
due to the lack of air/water barrier.  Concrete can't hold water back.  Here in Toronto, humidity from the air + water content in the ground will travel through that concrete right into the room.

Keep up the good work. Really fascinating!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on September 30, 2008, 12:38:19 PM
In North America, that room will be very cold in the winter (due to the lack of insulation in the walls).  Also, due to high humidity in the summer, the wood would have lots of mold growing on it
due to the lack of air/water barrier.  Concrete can't hold water back.  Here in Toronto, humidity from the air + water content in the ground will travel through that concrete right into the room.

Actually, that's why I asked him why he is using OSB on the floor. It's no different here in Belgium.
imo it will give problems concerning deformation of the OSB when laying directly on concrete.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ghost Soldier on October 01, 2008, 06:16:20 PM
If you go back through the thread and see how the footer was poured it will make sense.  He has a sandwich of concrete-dirt-concrete.  I doubt much moisture will travel through the floor sense it's not in complete contact with any humidity.  Concrete/ Brick walls can be sealed to avoid humidity.  Look into slab foundations that are poured for most modern houses without a basement or crawlspace.  They use similar construction to what Darth used for the floor. I had no problem in the last slab house I lived in.  Most rooms had carpet or laminate wood flooring.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 01, 2008, 11:06:19 PM
I know there won't be any deformation problem on the osb floor because the steps for doing the foundations have been done exactly like an house. Have a look at the previous pictures. Moistures won't reach the the top of the slab. No humidity/cold too, because all the walls + roof have been insulated  ;) Did I already notified my father is ...mason  8) The same job has been done three years ago for the first room, and no problem at all  ;)

OK, so here's the stuff of the day :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/plancher/plancher1.jpg)

Under the OSB boards, I'm applying an anti-humidity layer  :wink:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/plancher/plancher2.jpg)

I'm using glue for wood between the OSB boards :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/plancher/plancher3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/plancher/plancher4.jpg)

The delicate part : cutting the boards in order to match the entrance ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/plancher/plancher5.jpg)

Hey, something is missing between the two rooms  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/plancher/plancher6.jpg)

Better now  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/plancher/plancher7.jpg)

Finished  :-* :-* :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/plancher/plancher8.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/plancher/plancher9.jpg)

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: polaris on October 02, 2008, 01:08:59 AM
looking great, i can nearly picture games in there ;)
 :spaceace:



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ghost Soldier on October 03, 2008, 03:47:20 PM
Looks great Darth.  I'm glad I'm not the only one with a father in the construction business  :wink:.  Looking forward to more pictures of the room.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on October 03, 2008, 10:29:41 PM
Very nice as always Bruno. Also, thanks for the explanation as to the OSB and the fiberglass. I had never seen either of them used in wall construction at all here in the US.
Keep it up my friend!
Alex


The fiberglass is the big hype all over here in Holland too. If you want to have a single color wall it's a great choice. Easy to apply and cheap.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 07, 2008, 07:20:09 PM
 :-*

Well, it's not yet the "carpet" step, but I seriously have to think about it...

I remember when I got the red carpet for the first room two years and ago, having seen a similar carpet, with the same pattern on it... but in blue.

My idea for the v2 is to have an ' US old school' game room...  something dark... and blue  8)

So I go to the same carpet shop. I hope I'll be able to order that blue carpet.
At the shop : Sorry mister, we don't have it... and impossible to order it anymore  :evil: :evil: :evil:

Ok... I have a B plan... I know an other shop... were I know that carpet is  ;D
So I'm on that shop... and the blue carpet is there. Of course, I have with me a sample from my red carpet, from my first room  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/carp2.jpg)

...but... the blue carpet on the floor... and on the floor only !!!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/carp1.jpg)

Yes, the seller says me that blue carpet is very old... They don't have it for sale... and it's impossible for him to order it !!!

- Come on man, I'm sure it should be possible to order it !  :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: PLease  :o :o :o

- Sorry mister... I can't help you...

AAAAAAAAARGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!!!!!!!! The carpet I need is exactly under my feet... I can touch it ... but I can't buy it  :o :o :o :o :o :o  :evil: :evil: :evil: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost:

- Ok mister the seller, I don't want a new carpet.... please remove it from the floor... I'm ok to buy it like that !

- Impossible to remove it mister, I'm sorry  :o

 :evil: :evil: :evil:

Ok, so let's start the 'blue carpet' quest... If I can't find it exactly the same pattern, I'll try to get something as close as possible  :'(

Shop number 3 in France :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/carp3.jpg)

...mwelll...  :roll:

Shop number 4 in Luxembourg :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/carp4.jpg)

 :-X
Shop number 5 in Luxembourg :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/carp4.jpg)

Hey... that blue one...nice pattern... why not...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/carp5.jpg)

An other shop in Belgium ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/carp6.jpg)

No No No  :oops:

Well... I'm tired to look for THe blue carpet... One shop per day... after my work time... so many time... so many km driven... I don't know what to choose  ???

Here's my last trip ... a shop in France... one hour to drive... but one of my colleague told me something about a blue carpet there... very similar...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/carp7.jpg)

HOLY JESUS !!!!!!! I GOT IT !!!!!!!! IT'S THE SAME MODEL !!! the same manufacturer ... the same pattern ... but in BLUE !!!! YEHAAAAWWW  :-* :-* :-* :-*

Closer  :D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/carp8.jpg)

All the details about it  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/carp9.jpg)

I order it immediately the surface I need of course  :P :-* :-* :-* ...but delivery time will be 6 or 8 weeks  :shock: OPss... but it's ok... I'm so happy to found it  :D Waiting time won't be a problem  ;)



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on October 08, 2008, 12:44:16 PM
I order it immediately the surface I need of course  :P :-* :-* :-* ...but delivery time will be 6 or 8 weeks  :shock: OPss... but it's ok... I'm so happy to found it  :D Waiting time won't be a problem  ;)

Strange that the other shops cannot order it anymore at the same factory.
Hopefully you do not get a declination after 6-8 weeks.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on October 08, 2008, 02:37:22 PM

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/carp8.jpg)


Great choice Bruno, I like the blue version   :-*  :-*

 :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ghost Soldier on October 08, 2008, 05:57:37 PM
Sounds like another one of your arcade journeys.  Glad you found what you where looking for.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: funkycochise on October 08, 2008, 09:05:05 PM
Wahoo, bruno, you should sweat cold a bit no about that carpet quest  :lol:
juste like cabinet search, be patient, everything comes in time.

happy to see this blue version.

Well done, mate.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 11, 2008, 10:15:51 PM
Thanks for the support my friends  :-*

Ok, there is also work to do in the first room  :oops:

Of course, we had to reinforce that side of the wall too  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/way1.jpg)

All these nails for fixing a new *strong* wood structure (behind the plaster boards).

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/way2.jpg)

Of course, I need to hide these new nails, but also rebuild these new edges...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/way3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/way4.jpg)

I'm filling the holes...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/way5.jpg)

...and rebuild the edges with plaster :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/way6.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 14, 2008, 06:52:20 PM
Back on the v2.

Before applying the right color, I've to apply a layer of primer. I got a special one for glass fiber of course  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/primer1.jpg)

I was a little bit afraid before starting to paint... 'coz painting white on white  ::) ... but as you can see, there's a difference and it's easy to do  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/primer2.jpg)

Done  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/primer3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/primer4.jpg)

 :-*


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on October 14, 2008, 11:27:50 PM
Again... Looking great!!!   

Funny, you said your father is a mason.. So was mine..  He did so many types of brick work..

The passage you've made from v1 to v2 is looking great too!  Very well Done!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: logan on October 15, 2008, 09:46:30 AM
Bruno one question.

When you apply the fiber does the surface of the wall become structured? Or does the wall turn out even after you painted the primer?

I'm asking because I'm also thinking about using fiber on the ceiling of my gameroom.


logan :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 15, 2008, 07:39:57 PM
Bruno one question.

When you apply the fiber does the surface of the wall become structured? Or does the wall turn out even after you painted the primer?

I'm asking because I'm also thinking about using fiber on the ceiling of my gameroom.


logan :)

Well, not sure to fully understand the question  :oops: but maybe this 'zoom' picture can answers ?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/primer-zoom.jpg)

After the primer layer, the shape/details of the glass fiber are still the same. Because it's only the fist layer of paint, you can still see few plaster boards joints behind the fibers, but it'll be fixed when I'll apply the next layers of paint.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: logan on October 15, 2008, 08:31:19 PM
ah, okay, thank you for the picture.
So the wall keeps the structure of the fiber, i see :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 16, 2008, 08:06:27 PM
Of course, I bring back a sample of my carpet ordered... Let's pick up the right color now  :P 8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/rightcol1.jpg)

As I said previously, I want the total trip 'American/Dark/Old Fashion blue game room' (tm)  ;D ... so here's my choice for the v2  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/rightcol2.jpg)

In addition, I'm sure that blue color will give a nice contrast with my first 'Orange/red' room  :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: polaris on October 17, 2008, 12:05:37 AM
i think i must come and smoke cigarettes in the lair when it is finished for real arcade authenticity :D ;)

get it painted bruno, we're all desperate to see games in there ;D, how long until the carpet arrives :'(
 :spaceace:



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 20, 2008, 07:14:29 PM
Blue Powwaaaa   ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/blueman1.JPG)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/blueman2.JPG)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/blueman4.JPG)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/blueman3.JPG)

The first 'blue' layer is done... beware ... fresh paint  8)  :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on October 20, 2008, 09:04:47 PM
Love That Color!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D  The v2 side is gonna be kick ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D  ;D  ;D

I reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeallllly hate painting walls though.. I just suck at it!!!  I can never seem to paint without leaving "roll lines" .. or uneven color!  :roll:

That is why my friend Delton did all the painting on the display cases.

Maybe it is just a bad thing that stuck on me from having to paint the sides of ships in the US Coast Guard! LOL   :lol:  :lol:

Looking GREAT Bruno!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :pac:  :ghost:  :spaceace:   :spaceace:  :spaceace:  :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ghost Soldier on October 21, 2008, 04:10:26 PM
Nice color, looking forward to seeing the carpet in there.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 22, 2008, 03:42:02 PM
 :-*

It's time to apply the second layer of this blue color  ;)

Painting blue on blue is not easy... I've done it in the evening, under low lightning condition  :-\

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/2ndlayer2.jpg)

...same picture with the flash  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/2ndlayer1.jpg)

But I finally did it  :spaceace:

Here's the result  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/2ndlayer3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/2ndlayer4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/2ndlayer5.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/2ndlayer6.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/2ndlayer7.jpg)

 :spaceace: :-*


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on October 22, 2008, 05:57:53 PM
I can already see it full of games!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on October 24, 2008, 11:23:30 PM
Your pictures bring up an interesting question ..

what do pro's paint first?  The walls or the ceiling ??


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 26, 2008, 07:26:01 AM
Your pictures bring up an interesting question ..

what do pro's paint first?  The walls or the ceiling ??


You're right. We usually start painting by the ceiling, than the walls. But because I'll apply the same acoustic boards than the ones in my first room, I won't repeat the same mistake  :arrow: I started by the ceiling, and when I had to paint the walls, I painted also on the acoustic boards, and so I have to correct that like this  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/fen2-4.jpg)

So that is the reason I'll work on the ceiling after painting the walls for the second room ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 26, 2008, 08:01:34 AM
And this is exactly the time for fixing the acoustic insulation boards on the ceiling  ;)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/acou1.jpg)

The tools of the days : double layers scotch + generic Fix All glue :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/acou2.jpg)

Let's start like this :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/acou3.jpg)

A first row is done...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/acou4.jpg)

..But the 'Fix All' glue doesn't look strong enough to fix the boards on the ceiling  :?  I've found a special glue for polystyrene. And I'm also using some screws for fixing the edges of the boards :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/acou5.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/acou6.jpg)

Better now  :)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/acou7.jpg)

I really need a lot of glue. Here's other products I'm using to fix the boards :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/acou9.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/acou10.jpg)

I'm sure the boards won't fall  :D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/acou8.jpg)




Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on October 26, 2008, 12:48:16 PM
Wowww !!!!! Love it!!!!!

Bruno, there will be no lighting in this room?

or is this?


(http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/1755/acou4lly5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

you've already decided how to put the cabs in the two rooms?

go,go,go my friend ... the end is near  :spaceace: :spaceace:




Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 26, 2008, 02:46:29 PM
Bruno, there will be no lighting in this room?

or is this?
(http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/1755/acou4lly5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

That is the reason the pictures looks very dark by the way...  8) ... because there's no lighting yet, but you're right... you pointed the right wires  ;) I'll put exactly the same lamps than the first room.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 29, 2008, 05:16:52 PM
small update on this.

The 'edge' of the ceiling is done :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/moreceil1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/moreceil2.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ghost Soldier on October 29, 2008, 05:29:46 PM
Looking great  :o


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on October 30, 2008, 03:56:45 PM
Are you using these foam panels to avoid echos in the lair?  What kind of difference does it make using these panels?   :pac:  :ghost:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 30, 2008, 04:47:19 PM
Are you using these foam panels to avoid echos in the lair?  What kind of difference does it make using these panels?   :pac:  :ghost:

Well, the first room was originally supposed to be also a music studio for my old music band (few samples here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqL2mJr9J4M&feature=related) or here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE2T9Vti49E)...), so that is the reason I've used such anti acoustic panels. I think it looks cool too, so that the reason I've used them again in the new lair  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: logan on October 31, 2008, 08:18:03 AM
oh man, bruno, u are my hero! This is so awsome!

Hope you give tours thru your lair... I would be the first to book one!  ::) :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 31, 2008, 05:25:15 PM
LOL logan  ;D

OK, it's almost done ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/claco1.jpg)

...allllmmooosssttt  ;)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/claco2.jpg)

Still some small parts to place here...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/claco3.jpg)

...like this  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/claco4.jpg)

Cool, I've found exactly the same lamps than the first room :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/claco5.jpg)

On location  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/claco6.jpg)

At least, I have light now  :wink:  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/claco7.jpg)

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ghost Soldier on November 03, 2008, 08:03:15 PM
Bring on the carpet and trim.  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 04, 2008, 07:04:14 PM
Bring on the carpet and trim.  ;D

OK, here's the 'carpet road trip'  :lol:

78 km to drive ? Not so far after all  ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/moquettert1.jpg)

Let's load the carpet into the car...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/moquettert2.jpg)

It's a 4 meters long roll  :o

Hopefully, I've a long ...car  8) :spaceace:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/moquettert3.jpg)

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: slowcade on November 04, 2008, 09:54:25 PM
You should consider buying a third colour of the same pattern (green?) in case you decide to expand the Nuno's Lair again!  :D ;D :lol:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on November 06, 2008, 11:51:17 PM
You should consider buying a third colour of the same pattern (green?) in case you decide to expand the Nuno's Lair again!  :D ;D :lol:
Naahhhhh, no need for carpet in Nuno's Lair III. AFAIK it will house a game that has it's own floor :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 08, 2008, 06:31:57 PM
You should consider buying a third colour of the same pattern (green?) in case you decide to expand the Nuno's Lair again!  :D ;D :lol:

Yes, you're right... and green would be a good one to combine with the Red and Blue colors ( RGB power  ;D :-*).

Naahhhhh, no need for carpet in Nuno's Lair III. AFAIK it will house a game that has it's own floor :D


Yes André, but the v(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif) should be bigger than the size of the GT-6 and should host other games. So a part of the v(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif)   should have a carpet  :P

OK, before applying the carpet, I've to remove the some thick painting marks  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/beforecarp1.jpg)

I wasn't happy regarding the junction with the  OSB plate between the two rooms. That plate wasn't stable because the small height difference. Remember  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/plancher/plancher7.jpg)

So we removed that OSB plate and put cement  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/beforecarp2.jpg)

Now it's perfect  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/beforecarp3.jpg)

Ok, here's THE carpet :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/beforecarp4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/beforecarp5.jpg)
 :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on November 11, 2008, 07:58:05 AM
The more the better my friend ! :)

Looks like you're almost ready to roll in the cabs. Can't wait to see it filled up with all those machines ! Can't wait to see the SW cockpit with it's new plexi's too :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on November 11, 2008, 04:43:04 PM
Carpet can be a total B*tch...  This is something I'd go ahead and pay an installer to do, one goof and you're screwed!!!  (I've done that, made a bad cut.) 


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 13, 2008, 05:43:36 PM
I already put a similar carpet in the first room, so I'm not afraid  ;)

But  ...

:oops:

...the color I've put on the wall is very strange. Although I applied it few weeks ago, the back part (very rough) of the carpet leaves some bad traces like this  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/carpet2.jpg)

So, I'll have to correct that after applying the carpet  :twisted:

OK, so I'm fixing the carpet on all the surface ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/carpet1.jpg)

Remember that carpet is only ONE piece (4 meters per 7.5 meters) and it's a real pain to move/apply it on the surface without doing too many traces on the walls  :ghost: Hopefully, my Dad is helping me on that part  :-*

Done ! Let's quickly & approximately cut the carpet and let it sleep few days  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/carpet3.jpg)

Few days later... it's time to fix it on the floor.

I'll use double side scotch, like I did on the first room. First 'half' of the floor :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/carpet4.jpg)

Done  :-* ... now the second 'half' of the surface  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/carpet5.jpg)

Done  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/carpet6.jpg)

For this small part, I'll use a *dedicated* glue for carpet  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/carpet7.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/carpet8.jpg)

I guess I'll put a metal plate in order to hide and do the junction between the two carpets  :roll:

 :-*


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on November 13, 2008, 07:20:56 PM
 :-* :-* :-*

Coooolll!!!!!

 :-* :-* :-*

Great job Bruno!!!



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ghost Soldier on November 13, 2008, 08:08:49 PM
Your very close to having the room completed.  Looking forward to the moving pics and the layout of V2.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on November 13, 2008, 08:27:58 PM
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....  The Great smell of new carpet!!!  A little note, the smell of new carpet & the adhesive reminds me of when our arcade opened... the smell basically stayed!  I always get a flashback memory of that when I smell new carpet & the adhesive!    :lol:  Yes..  I'm crazy   :lol:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: polaris on November 13, 2008, 11:17:39 PM
i think you should cut the blue carpet in the doorway like the red carpet then get a small rug made with a logo , like a welcome mat but with nunos lair on it or some other words, it would look very cool i think.
 :spaceace:



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on November 14, 2008, 12:24:10 AM
Looking good !

So, guess you'll be "open for business" during the x-mas holidays ? I have some holidays then.....I may just need to come over and install that SW plexi myself ;) ;) ;) ;) :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on November 14, 2008, 06:22:37 PM
i think you should cut the blue carpet in the doorway like the red carpet then get a small rug made with a logo , like a welcome mat but with nunos lair on it or some other words, it would look very cool i think.
 :spaceace:



I believe I saw this being done by someone on the internet.. A great idea worth looking into!!  (custom floor mats)   There are also people making custom signs out of wood with a laser cutter, just provide your own .bmp images.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 15, 2008, 09:24:45 AM
thanks for yours nice ideas & your support  :) :-*

Ok, I will hide all the bad scratches on the walls, but I've to be careful... and protect the carpet  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/pli1.jpg)

Now, let's fix the baseboards (or skirting boards?) :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/pli2.jpg)

I'm using plastics parts with an 90° angle to protect the edges of the doorway  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/pli3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/pli4.jpg)

Done... I'm very happy of the result  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/pli5.jpg)

I have to increase the power of the lamps... because the dark blue color of the walls + carpet 'absorbs' a lot the light. Even with a flash, it looks very dark... but hey  ::) I'll add a lot of neons like I did for the first lair of course  8) :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/pli6.jpg)

This is it... except the finishing of the windows, it's done for that room. Of course I'll add decorations, neons, ...  ;)  :-* :-* :-* I've also some work to finish in the first room, but I can start to bring some games in the v2  :)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Valsimot on November 15, 2008, 09:30:40 AM
Beautiful.

Can't wait till you populate it =]


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: amadama on November 15, 2008, 10:10:30 AM
Bruno, that is looking truly fantastic.
All your hard work really pays off.
Congratulations!
Alex


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on November 16, 2008, 10:47:06 PM
Absolutely great Bruno !!!! Love it !

The black edges really make the finishing touch ! Well done my friend !!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Dexter on November 17, 2008, 01:47:19 AM
Awesome stuff dude, I can't wait to see it filled with Games :-)

I should have my room finished by early Feb :-)
Games so far:

Space Ace
Dragon's Lair
Cliff Hanger
Cobra Command
Interstellar
Gauntlet
Marble Madness
Peter Pack Rat
Indiana Jones
Donkey Kong

A few more to be added real soon


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: logan on November 17, 2008, 08:51:07 AM
Great Bruno, just great!  ;D ;D :D
I like it!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ghost Soldier on November 17, 2008, 06:26:56 PM
Bring in the cabs, and on to the next version.  Looking forward to V3  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 17, 2008, 06:49:06 PM
Thanks to all of you my friends  :-* :-* :-*

Now, check this out  :arrow:

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


(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/v2youtube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVvpVI68VXw)

~Enjoy Da Video~

The full version is also available for download (42MB), right here (http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/NunoV2Construction.wmv)  8)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: subzero1970 on November 17, 2008, 11:36:29 PM
i feel dizzy now  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on November 18, 2008, 08:53:10 AM
i feel dizzy now  ;D
Yup, I had to watch that in stages..... :D

Of course the only really important thing is the inside, but I'm still curious how it looks on the outside now ! :D

Also, it looks like you don't have very many mains sockets in the walls. Do you use extenders ? And if so how do you switch on the games ? I'm planning on using radio controlled switchers that you plug into the mains sockets.

(b.t.w. the building of my Gameroom will start next thursday !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Valsimot on November 19, 2008, 08:21:44 AM
Of course the only really important thing is the inside, but I'm still curious how it looks on the outside now ! :D

Also, it looks like you don't have very many mains sockets in the walls. Do you use extenders ? And if so how do you switch on the games ?

I was thinking the same things.

By the way, was that the music from Heroes at the beginning?

(b.t.w. the building of my Gameroom will start next thursday !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Great news! Good luck Level42 =]


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 19, 2008, 07:21:35 PM
Yes, I'll take few pictures from the outside.

Good luck for your game room construction Level42  ;) ...and don't forget the pictures of course  :-*

Yes, the intro music and the one in the middle are coming from the Heroes soundtrack. The last one is 'Blood & Tears' from Steve VAI  8)

Regarding the video, yes... I'm training in order to be...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum/tourneur.jpg)

...a Whirling Dervish  :D :P :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 22, 2008, 08:23:09 AM
Because the first room is full of games, I've to move them in the new lair in order to work on the junction between the two rooms.
First, let's move the Star Wars Trilogy Arcade :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/move4entr1.jpg)

Some 'unrestored' games...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/move4entr2.jpg)

Yes... the bad thing regarding these games... I'll have to restore them in the new room  :-\ So, maximum protection for the new carpet of course  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/move4entr3.jpg)

I cannot resist to plug the Star Wars  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/move4entr4.jpg)

Why don't bring the SW pinball too  :P :D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/move4entr5.jpg)

...and few neons  :D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/move4entr6.jpg)

Let's play LOL :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/move4entr7.jpg)

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Dexter on November 22, 2008, 08:30:41 AM
Man, your room is looking great.

Can't wait to see it finished


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: polaris on November 23, 2008, 04:11:01 AM
awesome ,games in V2

congratulations bruno


 :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 23, 2008, 03:49:59 PM
Thanks  :-*

Let's finish the entrance, with an home made aluminum plate :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/ent1.jpg)

Done :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/ent2.jpg)

We have to remove the door in order to fix the plate.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/ent3.jpg)

On location  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/ent4.jpg)

 :spaceace:





Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on November 24, 2008, 12:17:17 AM
Bruno, hope you don't mind but this is a shameless plug on the construction of my gameroom. It won't be even as big as your first gameroom, but I simply don't have more space....anyway, I've decided to keep the progress in ont thread on the BYOAC forum. Maybe not the most "logical" place, but that forum really kicked me into this hobby, so I'm loyal :D

Anyway, anyone interested in my Gameroom:

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=85528.0


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Valsimot on November 24, 2008, 11:12:27 AM
Interesting entrance Nuno, we usually use marble around here, but that aluminum plate looks really cool.

Nice start 42, hope the weather clears up for you soon.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 24, 2008, 06:56:36 PM
Interesting entrance Nuno, we usually use marble around here, but that aluminum plate looks really cool.

Yes, that aluminum plate remind me the ones in front of the old 'Luna Park' like this one  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/forforum/luna-mess2006/luna2.jpg)

 :-[


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 26, 2008, 11:09:51 PM
More games to bring on the v2...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/betro1.jpg)

...'coz I need to work in the original Lair  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/betro2.jpg)

I need to hide the repair around the entrance  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/betro3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/betro4.jpg)

Hopefully, I still have that Donkey Kong Junior color  ;D Eh, not it's the original 'JAMAICAN GINGER3' color, the one used in the first room  ;) ;D :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/betro5.jpg)

Absolutely beautiful isn't it  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/betro6.jpg)

Let's paint ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/betro7.jpg)

...and add black plastic edges, like I did on the V2 side  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/betro8.jpg)

I love the mix between that blue and orange color  :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/betro9.jpg)

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on November 26, 2008, 11:16:51 PM
Awesome, LoVe It!!!!  :-* :-*


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ghost Soldier on November 27, 2008, 03:30:55 PM
Looks great


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on November 28, 2008, 12:15:34 AM
Great work Bruno, love it !

One idea stuck me when I saw that you taped off a part of the wall: suppose you had painted inside that taped of area with the blue color that is used in the blue room, and then on the other side (in the blue room) the "orange" color of the orange room......like a "porch" (it that the right word ?)

That would be a nice twist....it would really work as a "portal" to the other (colored) room.

Not sure how it would work out in reality, esp, with the black strips in place, but it was just a crazy idea that crossed my mind.

Is there going to be an opening party Bruno ? Maybe spring time ? :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Dirk_DL_Fan on November 28, 2008, 08:26:28 AM
Awesome job with the game room Nuno! Is your Mame cabinet going in there as well? That is if you still have it  :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 30, 2008, 07:19:23 PM

One idea stuck me when I saw that you taped off a part of the wall: suppose you had painted inside that taped of area with the blue color that is used in the blue room, and then on the other side (in the blue room) the "orange" color of the orange room......like a "porch" (it that the right word ?)

That would be a nice twist....it would really work as a "portal" to the other (colored) room.

Guess what ? I had exactly the same idea  ;) But I had too much work to finish first and I finally skip to do that 'detail'  :oops:

Is there going to be an opening party Bruno ? Maybe spring time ? :D

That's a great idea... why not  ::)... but you're welcome here anytime  :-* Same for other friends & 'ArcadeLifeSylers' here  ;) :-* :-* :-*


Is your Mame cabinet going in there as well? That is if you still have it  :P

Yes, still have the cab'. I'll put pictures soon  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: baiterhater on November 30, 2008, 08:12:08 PM

Looks great bruno perhaps we should have a euro meet at yours ???


Justin





Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Dirk_DL_Fan on December 01, 2008, 01:04:44 AM
Sweet looking forward to future pictures!  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: logan on December 01, 2008, 01:25:36 PM
maaaaaaan bruno, I'm so jealous...
You're doing so well with the gameroom and I just don't have the time to continue with my room at the moment!  :?
But around the christmas time I will do some more work on it! :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: subzero1970 on December 02, 2008, 11:41:41 PM
Its at times like this I wish I NEVER dismantled my mame cab :(


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 03, 2008, 06:35:28 PM
This is it... the D day  :P

The Nuno's Lair v2 is ready for games.

Cool, colleges are here to help me for moving the games  :-* Please welcome 'The Golimar (http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=6MdpaoBbK8c) Team'   :D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gloc/letsbringgames4.jpg)

It will be a long day :pac:. It's something like 10:00am....

The first one will be the Sega G-Loc.

The location I've choose for that HUGE G-LOC will be the back of the room, so it's the first game to put before the others ones.

See the 'mini' G-Loc road trip right here (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=307.msg3928#msg3928) for all the details, ok check out this video for the 'fast' version  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/gloc/gloc-tube.jpg) (http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=uYVLqep5NSI)

3h30 later (yes... 3 hours & 30 minutes later !!!)

Let's bring the games still in my house into the game room.

Another monster  :arrow: Guitar Freaks  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/thegames1.jpg)

An easy one, Time Pilot  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/thegames2.jpg)

My beloved Donkey Kong red cab' (I love all my cabs by the way  ;) :-*)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/thegames3.jpg)

Oh my God... A real monster at the first floor : Return of the Jedi  :oops:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/thegames4.jpg)

Galaga power !!!!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/thegames5.jpg)

An other heavy cab... After Burner II ... Hopefully the upright version  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/thegames6.jpg)

And the Daytona cockpit (playing Out Run 2) ... not pictured  :?

Can you believe it if I tell you it's already 3h30 pm  :shock: ... we are loading/unloading/moving the games since 5h30 hours... without eating or drinking something  :oops: Poor colleagues  :oops: ;D
So my wife came with the best Belgium food ever  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/thegames7.jpg)

Impossible to describe the stuff in English sorry ... only guys from Belgium will understand these pictures  ;D ;D ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/thegames8.jpg)

MMMMMMhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh  :-* :-* :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/thegames9.jpg)

As a reward for the colleagues, I'm plugging some games  8) :arrow:

Francis is now 'Luke Skywalker' on that Star Wars Trilogy Arcade  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/thegames10.jpg)

Remy playing on the Star Wars Trilogy pinball :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/thegames11.jpg)

'BagMan' on the mamecab : Aîe Aîe Aîîîllllle  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/thegames12.jpg)

Remy on Out Run 2  8) It's not pictures, but the two cockpit are now together side by side... soon the Out Run 2 Linked  :-* :-* :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/thegames13.jpg)

Marble Madness on the mamecab but with a trackball of course  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/thegames14.jpg)

This it it... many thanks to the Golimar Team for helping me on this... I hope it didn't brake your back  ::) :P :-*

Next time, more games will be available  ;)  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on December 03, 2008, 07:03:19 PM
 :o :o

I'd love to be there to help you!!! Really !!! :spaceace: :spaceace:

I love this picture:

(http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/3986/thegames5wj2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

the holy grall  :-* :-*

your face tell everything ..... carefully, carefully guys  :wink: :lol:





Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 03, 2008, 07:04:37 PM

the holy grall  :-* :-*

your face tell everything ..... carefully, carefully guys  :wink: :lol:


 ;D ;D ;D  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on December 03, 2008, 08:49:47 PM
Quote
Impossible to describe the stuff in English sorry ... only guys from Belgium will understand these pictures

Naaahhhhh, we Dutchies understand too. Nice healthy food. No vitamins, just fat ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: subzero1970 on December 03, 2008, 09:18:56 PM
FREE PLAY FTW!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 03, 2008, 09:42:45 PM
Quote
Impossible to describe the stuff in English sorry ... only guys from Belgium will understand these pictures

Naaahhhhh, we Dutchies understand too. Nice healthy food. No vitamins, just fat ;)

Oppss  ::) Sorry André... I'm sure you know that too ... My Kingdom for Belgian Fries like I used to say  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 04, 2008, 07:06:05 PM
Because all the games are still not inside the game room, I still can think about where to place games...

Random pictures during the 'Brainstorming'  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/various1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/various2.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ghost Soldier on December 04, 2008, 08:13:16 PM
Do you have any pictures of the completed outside ?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 08, 2008, 06:32:19 PM
Do you have any pictures of the completed outside ?

Here's an entire view  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/outside.jpg)

I think I'll paint the outside next summer  8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 25, 2008, 06:19:37 PM
Like I did on the first room, I'll use a max of neons  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/newneons.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 02, 2009, 06:10:29 PM
First neons are in place  :P

First test  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/gameroomneontest1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/gameroomneontest2.jpg)

 :-*


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on January 02, 2009, 07:34:27 PM
B E A U T I F U L ! ! ! ! And great 80's atmosphere  :-* :-*


Bruno where did you find these colored neons? Cost?

Thanks

 :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: flip971 on January 02, 2009, 07:41:42 PM
DarthNuno  OMG :o :o :o :o

And for the V3 version, did You have already any ideas? (I'm very curious ;))

Flip971.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 02, 2009, 08:16:43 PM
Bruno where did you find these colored neons? Cost?

I buy the neons in a shop called 'HORNBACH' (see the website (http://www.hornbach.lu/home/lu/html/fs_root.html?url=http://www.hornbach.lu/home/lu/html/cont_home.html)).

I don't remember the exact price, but I would say between 13 ~ 18€ per neon (with the support)  8)

And for the V3 version, did You have already any ideas? (I'm very curious ;))

Not yet  ::) :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: amadama on January 03, 2009, 01:51:38 AM
Looking great Bruno! Congratulations on another fantastic job!
Alex


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: polaris on January 03, 2009, 03:24:01 AM
Bruno where did you find these colored neons? Cost?

I buy the neons in a shop called 'HORNBACH' (see the website (http://www.hornbach.lu/home/lu/html/fs_root.html?url=http://www.hornbach.lu/home/lu/html/cont_home.html)).

I don't remember the exact price, but I would say between 13 ~ 18€ per neon (with the support)  8)



you can also buy coloured filters, a light plastic film in the shape of a tube to go over regular white tubes. it may work out cheaper if the white bulbs are much less to replace when they wear out, you can just put the old colour tube on the new white bulb.
i will research this for you
 :spaceace:



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 03, 2009, 10:07:10 AM
you can also buy coloured filters, a light plastic film in the shape of a tube to go over regular white tubes.

Yes, I've few on them too. It a little bit cheaper and it allows to have other colors. Very useful when I break a real colored neon. I can replace it with a white neon + a colored tube  :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: logan on January 03, 2009, 10:14:21 AM
I buy the neons in a shop called 'HORNBACH' (see the website (http://www.hornbach.lu/home/lu/html/fs_root.html?url=http://www.hornbach.lu/home/lu/html/cont_home.html)).

OMG... Hornbach is everywhere... that's the place where I will buy some stuff for my gameroom today (YES FINALLY!) :)

Looks sooo great bruno,  The Gameroom-Building-Gods must have blessed you! :) ;D ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: amadama on January 03, 2009, 05:30:16 PM
Are those real neon tubes or fluorescent bulbs?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 04, 2009, 07:01:26 PM
Are those real neon tubes or fluorescent bulbs?


It's real neon tubes. Here's the ref  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/neonref1.jpg)

The colors available are : Red, Green, Yellow, Blue and Black light.
I've used a mix of them + some colored filters (a light plastic film in the shape of a tube to go over regular white tubes)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 04, 2009, 07:08:25 PM
Another disposition... the GLOC was on the left...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/gameroomneontest3.jpg)

... now it is on the right  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/newone.jpg)

(Jesus!... why such games are so heavy ?  :oops:  ;))


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on January 05, 2009, 09:41:00 AM
Are those real neon tubes or fluorescent bulbs?


It's real neon tubes. Here's the ref  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/neonref1.jpg)

The colors available are : Red, Green, Yellow, Blue and Black light.
I've used a mix of them + some colored filters (a light plastic film in the shape of a tube to go over regular white tubes)
Sorry Bruno, but those are not true neons.
They are colored TL (fluorescent) bulbs.

Here's a description of the differences: http://home.howstuffworks.com/question293.htm

To go short: with neon lighting, the gas itself lights up (in a certain color). With fluorescent (TL) lighting, the _coating_ of the tube lights up.

F.I. the red neon tube I will be using is a clear glass tube. The red color comes from the gas neon that lights up red under the high-voltage. Other color neons use different kinds of gas mixtures and sometimes a coating.

True neons require a seperate high-voltage powers supply.

Apart from that all, the colored TL's are not bad at all, and absolutely a LOT cheaper ! They also emit more light compared to a neon, a neon is just "decoration" light, not meant to light up the area around it. The TL does a much better job at that (as you can see from Bruno's pics !).

I wouldn't go with the sleeves, it's the cheapest but also the worst looking of the three.

In order of looks and price:

Neon>colored TL (Fluorescent as the US guys call them)>colored sleeved TL.

No matter what, it looks great !

Here's some pics of my neon tubes:
Unlit:
(http://gallery.me.com/andre.huijts/100328/DSCF1650/web.jpg)

(http://gallery.me.com/andre.huijts/100328/DSCF1652/web.jpg)

(http://gallery.me.com/andre.huijts/100328/DSCF1656/web.jpg)

Note: the HV unit on these pictures was only 2000V, not enough for those neons, so they light up very dimly only. I've since bought two nice (and cheap!) HV units from the US that are fully electronic and gives out anything between 2000V and 9000V (automatically regulated by the unit, depending on the tube connected). Looks much better :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 05, 2009, 05:18:07 PM
Opps  :oops:

Thanks for the correction André  :-*

Few years ago, for my first room, I had the idea to use true neons (like the ones on your pictures). I've asked to few specialists shops an estimation... and never got back an answer from them  :twisted: Not serious  :ghost:
SO I've tried the colored TL, and I'm very happy with the result  :-*

But... I'm not using too many of them on the ceiling, because it would cause too many reflects in the screens  :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on January 05, 2009, 07:28:06 PM
Yup, I am always worried about the reflections....especialy now I'm building my gameroom.....hope it turns out OK.

Anyway, I was just very very lucky that a colleague at work said he had a couple of spare neons when I told him about my hobby etc. so I could get them for a very friendly price. Otherwise I would definitely have gotten those TL's too.

The Hornbach that is very close to my home also sells those complete tube lights (I think they're TL with sleeves) for about 15 Euro, which is WAY the best price I've seen on them so far. They even had black-light but last time I looked they were out of them....


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on January 08, 2009, 08:57:36 AM
By the way, I hope you fixed the water drainage pipe on your old lair, that wall doesn't look good on the outside.

Logan:
Yeah Hornbach is the place where I got most of the interior stuff for my Gameroom too (even the vinyl on the floor). It's the   biggest DIY store around, with the most stuff to choose from and best prices.  Just picked up the paint and glassfiber yesterday there....
Must say the Hornbach store is a little messier than our local Gamma (which is almost around the corner for me) but I don't care, it's the stuff that matters not the looks. Wouldn't have been able to get 100 meter rolls of wire from Gamma....


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 09, 2009, 06:55:32 PM
By the way, I hope you fixed the water drainage pipe on your old lair, that wall doesn't look good on the outside.

Yes, it's something to do, still in my 'to do list'  :oops:
By the way, I hope the water pipe won't break or something... because the temperature is extremely low these last days during the night ( -15° C), and a part of the pipe is... outside, full of water now  :-\


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 09, 2009, 06:57:28 PM
...In case you've missed the topic, there is a couple of pictures inside the game room... just right here  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/news/improchristmas08.jpg) (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=586.0)

 ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Dexter on January 10, 2009, 08:22:35 AM
Okay, I am gonna be lazy and ask, what is the size of the 'INSIDE' of both rooms ??

As you know I am going to be building a 'Games Room' and I'd like to get ideas on size as most of my games are in storage or still in the US and I'd like to make it big enough to fit them all and a Bar and lounge and pool table.

Thanks Bruno


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 11, 2009, 10:10:40 AM
Okay, I am gonna be lazy and ask, what is the size of the 'INSIDE' of both rooms ??

No problem Dexter ;) The 'inside size' is approx : 7,10 meters per 3,70 meters for the 'V2/blue' room, and I would say all little bit less for the 'V1/orange'.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 12, 2009, 06:12:17 PM
Here's few more picture, from the same area (the other parts of the room are not ready yet in term of lightening  ::)) than the previous pictures, in the 'Blue Room or V2', just to show you how great it looks when using indirect lightening with the neon (colored TL).

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/fewmore1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/fewmore2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/fewmore3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/fewmore4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/fewmore5.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/fewmore6.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/fewmore7.jpg)

 :-*


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 21, 2009, 12:41:27 PM
More pictures 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: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on February 17, 2009, 08:35:12 PM
New pictures inside the V2... still looking for the best location for each game inside the rooms.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/new-disp1.jpg)

As you can see, the Pleiads just left the 'To restore area' for the 'games playable' area  ;D :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/new-disp2.jpg)

Now, the Rolling Thunder is accessible for high score  ::) ;)  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/new-disp3.jpg)

 :spaceace:



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Dazza on February 17, 2009, 08:56:00 PM
Looking good....

Now you have access I wanna see some good Rolling Thunder scores  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on February 17, 2009, 10:14:46 PM
Okay, I am gonna be lazy and ask, what is the size of the 'INSIDE' of both rooms ??

As you know I am going to be building a 'Games Room' and I'd like to get ideas on size as most of my games are in storage or still in the US and I'd like to make it big enough to fit them all and a Bar and lounge and pool table.

Thanks Bruno


Just a FYI, Pool tables require a minimum playing area of 8' X 10'  for comfortable playing space, and they are a space hog!  I want to have a real arcade Air Hockey table, but

untill I can add more space, there is no room!  :?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 12, 2009, 11:37:25 PM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/galaxian-dj.jpg)

Got this new toy...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/galaxian_DJ_1.jpg)

... brand new  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/galaxian_DJ_2.jpg)

Here's the specifications :

Product: Galaxian

The Galaxian is perfect for small clubs or the entertainer on-the-go! Just turn it on and let it run in sound active mode through it’s exciting built-in programs. Link multiple units using 3 pin XLR Connectors to create an awesome shower of Green & Red Laser Beams creating a Solar System type effect when projected on any surface. Red and Green laser beams create exciting animated patterns on a wall or ceiling with or without the use of fog.
 

Specifications:

• Produces Laser patterns that can be projected on a ceiling or wall
• Massive beam spread covers a large area
• Over 500 red and green laser beams
• Beam Angle: 90 degrees
• Uses 1.8 degree stepper motor
• Very low power consumption
• Includes hanging bracket
• Compact 30mW green laser and 80mW red laser
• 4 DMX Channels =Red laser, Green laser, Rotation, Macro
• 3 operation modes: DMX, Sound Active & Master Slave
• Sound active from built-in programs
• Random strobe slow to fast
• Digital Display for easy navigation through Menu
• Linkable via 3-pin XLR connectors
• Stepper motors with micro stepping
• 1/4” input for optional UC3 remote control (sold separately)
• Switchable voltage on rear panel:115V or 230V
• Complies with FDA Standards
• Unit Dimensions (LxWxH): 10” x 9.75” x 3” / 249x248x71 mm
• Weight: 6 lbs. / 2.8 kgs.
• Power Consumption: 12W

Ok, so how it will look inside a game room ?  ::)

Let's fix it in a corner, and power on  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/galaxian_DJ_3.jpg)

Nice effect  :-* It creates a solar system type effect  :)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/galaxian_DJ_4.jpg)

The games are now ... in the middle of space, see  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/galaxian_DJ_5.jpg)

Awesome  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/galaxian_DJ_6.jpg)

What is the definition of Pleiads? Did 'ya say a lot of *stars* ? Like this?  ;) :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/galaxian_DJ_7.jpg)

This GALAXIAN effect reacts to the music and sounds... but because it's supposed to be installed in a small club or disco, the sound sensor cannot detect the 'too low'sounds from the games... but it's a very good think... because the standby mode display these cool 'solar system' effects, with a very slow and ultra smooth animation  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/galaxian_DJ_9.jpg)

Now playing inside the V2 is like... playing in the middle of the space  :o :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/galaxian_DJ_8.jpg)

If I put music at high volume level, this GALAXIAN creates some crazy patterns/animations  :)

More information about that great product right here (http://www.americandj.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ItemNumber=1812&Category=Lasers&txtSearch=).

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on March 13, 2009, 04:58:18 AM
2 words!!!  Kick ASS!!  :shock:

Please make us a video of this in action!!   ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D


I think I might like to get this too!!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: petieken on March 13, 2009, 07:42:54 AM
You did it again Bruno!! ;D ;D Cool stuff 8)

I would like to see a video too ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: logan on March 13, 2009, 09:23:53 AM
wow, sweet!  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 18, 2009, 09:44:00 PM
I've few more games to finish and I've to add a powerful amp + speakers, and I'll make some nice videos in order to show you the effects  ;)

I'm still testing the games configuration in the V2. Here's new pictures  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/gameroom_arcade_1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/gameroom_arcade_0.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/gameroom_arcade_2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/gameroom_arcade_3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/gameroom_arcade_4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/gameroom_arcade_5.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/gameroom_arcade_6.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/gameroom_arcade_7.jpg)

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: slowcade on March 19, 2009, 08:23:19 AM
It's so beautiful! Your game room is Belgium's biggest tourist attraction! ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: logan on March 19, 2009, 09:51:48 AM
 :shock: :o :o :shock:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on March 19, 2009, 12:41:14 PM
Great atmosphere!  :shock: Really capturing the past arcades

BTW Do you have a special ensurance for your lair? If not ... think about it.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Spyridon on March 19, 2009, 10:06:27 PM
Wow, that starfield projection looks really cool.

By the way, how do you get your marquees to look so good in the photos?  Mine always get washed out.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Dazza on March 20, 2009, 10:52:35 AM
Looking good Bruno, looking GOOD!  ;D 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on March 21, 2009, 09:25:06 PM
Great atmosphere!  :shock: Really capturing the past arcades

BTW Do you have a special ensurance for your lair? If not ... think about it.

The problem is, what is the stuff in there really worth ? For Bruno, and for us, loads of money. But then again, suppose everything gets lost in a fire or all games stolen.....no amount of money can ever ease the pain of that. And it's close to impossible to accumulate a collection like that again....even if you get plenty of money.

But indeed, an insurance still is a good thing to think about....


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on March 22, 2009, 04:43:55 AM
Great atmosphere!  :shock: Really capturing the past arcades

BTW Do you have a special ensurance for your lair? If not ... think about it.

The problem is, what is the stuff in there really worth ? For Bruno, and for us, loads of money. But then again, suppose everything gets lost in a fire or all games stolen.....no amount of money can ever ease the pain of that. And it's close to impossible to accumulate a collection like that again....even if you get plenty of money.

But indeed, an insurance still is a good thing to think about....

Not to mention the fact that the insurance company will try to low-ball you on everything!  :?   


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 25, 2009, 10:07:17 PM
I'm happy your like the pictures  :) Thanks for your comments  :-*

By the way, how do you get your marquees to look so good in the photos?  Mine always get washed out.

I'm still using my very old Canon IXUS v3 (pocket size) for taking snapshots.
In order to get a good view of the marquees, here's my trick : First, I'm slightly move my camera to an area where there's no big light or no marquee 'on', and let the camera do the focus itself, and then, I'm pointing back the camera where the cabinets are, with the marquees 'on'... I don't know exactly why, but I got better marquee pictures like that  ::)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 27, 2009, 03:59:46 PM
Small work today, regarding the window.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/store1.jpg)

And what it I need more 'privacy moments' on my lair?  ;D

OK, here's the stuff of the day  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/store2.jpg)

Done. Better isn't it?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/store3.jpg)

Now I'm sure no one will spy me when I'm practicing on Rolling Thunder, in order to beat the World Record  ::) :P ;D

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on April 04, 2009, 06:27:22 PM
Why not display the *HUGE* and wonderful Galaxian³ 'Attack of The Zolgear' (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=231.0) marquee?  ::) So easy!... only 4 screws... and this is it, inside the v2  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/zolgear-marquee.jpg)

...a good location, until the moment I'll put it back on the Theater, when it will be reassembled in the Nuno's lair v³ of course  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on April 06, 2009, 09:56:46 PM
I just want to say thet i think you do a wonderfull job !
Im new to the forum , as i was looking for arcade info around the web , i found this forum

its amazing to see all the dedication some of you all have here for classic gaming

myself i want to build a mini arcade / bartop arcade based on mame , just to play again this great games again after so long time !


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on April 07, 2009, 07:26:31 PM
Thank you for your nice comment, Etienne  :-*
Hope you'll enjoy your stay here  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on April 07, 2009, 08:08:10 PM
I sure do ! , the whole weekend i was reading all roadtrips from you and others here

its really amazing to see that the old games still live here !

I have the plans to build a mini or bartop because i dont have a big house , but i also want to relive the old games

anyway , im still rebuilding this house , and when this is finished, my wife promissed me that i can build one for here in the house


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: subzero1970 on April 08, 2009, 12:53:31 PM
Etienne is french for Stephen :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on April 08, 2009, 02:46:30 PM
Etienne is french for Stephen :)

Yep, and in spanish esteban   8)

but that is a little off-topic  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on June 25, 2009, 06:45:14 PM
Do you have any pictures of the completed outside ?

Here's an entire view  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/outside.jpg)

I think I'll paint the outside next summer  8)

Bruno .... news about outside paint session?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on June 28, 2009, 09:24:43 PM
Do you have any pictures of the completed outside ?

Here's an entire view  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/outside.jpg)

I think I'll paint the outside next summer  8)

Bruno .... news about outside paint session?

Opss... still not started to think about it  :oops:

I'm still looking for an architect regarding the V3... more information soon I hope  8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on June 28, 2009, 10:28:58 PM

I'm still looking for an architect regarding the V3... more information soon I hope  8)

Great news Bruno!!!  8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on July 29, 2009, 11:05:13 PM
very nice build!
but i wonder why you did´nt use a heatet floor in the V2 like i did:

(http://home19.inet.tele.dk/tld-data/arc/oo.jpg)
(maby because you don´t heat your house like i do...)

Looking forward to V3, so that awsome galaxian 3 could rise again.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on July 31, 2009, 06:24:17 PM
very nice build!
but i wonder why you did´nt use a heatet floor in the V2 like i did:

(http://home19.inet.tele.dk/tld-data/arc/oo.jpg)
(maby because you don´t heat your house like i do...).

Well, I heat both room (I would say ONE room because there's no door between the V1 and V2 :P) 24/24 hours, 7 days per week, 365 days per year  8) ...with the same electric radiator (bath of oil inside the radiator), and it works fine, but it won't be enough for the V3, which should be very huge. I plan of course to put the G3 in it, but also other games I still have everywhere in my/friends/family house  :)

I've seen your amazing job on your game room Muerto, congrats  :-*


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on July 31, 2009, 10:31:49 PM
Thanks  :)

Regarding the V3 build, do you have the space in your back yard, i mean, the G3 is HUGE!...
if you get the V3 build somehow attached to V1 and V2, you don´t have to worry about heating the room  ;D
(this conversation could look like somthing going on between a couple of scientist late W2  ;D  ;D )


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: yuppicide on August 05, 2009, 08:11:54 PM
I signed up here to say this has got to be one of the all time greatist posts. Had I lived closer I'd ask to come say and see your game room. Simply amazing and great looking.

I spent hours last night reading just about everything.

Two comments, though:

1 - I think you're missing some "snack" vending machines.. on free play of course. :D

2 - Will the town let you build a second floor on it?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Maverick on August 05, 2009, 09:12:55 PM
I signed up here to say this has got to be one of the all time greatist posts. Had I lived closer I'd ask to come say and see your game room. Simply amazing and great looking.

I spent hours last night reading just about everything.

Two comments, though:

1 - I think you're missing some "snack" vending machines.. on free play of course. :D

2 - Will the town let you build a second floor on it?

It is a nice consideration, but do to the size of most games and their heavyness It would be problematic to move games between floors (I know that because I'm in this situation) so

it is better a ground floor,

Yes, this means more space to build but it is easier and faster (floors building plans require lot of burocratic & responsability approvals especially for kg/mq3)

Maverick


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: yuppicide on August 05, 2009, 09:46:37 PM
Yeah I hear ya, but I figured from the looks of things he can afford to install some sort of elevator. :)

If I ever have my own little arcade I'm putting   in one of those crane games where my guests will be able to win classic Atari 2600 games and stuff like that.. some of them semi-rare.

If I ever hit the lottery I have plans to build an Arcade and Console Museum. The arcades will all be free-play with a one price admission. I want to have rooms separated by year, so in one room all games from 1981, another room 1982, etc. This way you can walk through the evolution.

The rarer games (like if I ever got my hands on a Beavis & Butt-Head prototype) will only be shown behind glass.

The consoles will be behind glass also. Not for touch or play.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: CharmZer on August 06, 2009, 03:46:05 AM
If you get the V3 body somehow absorbed to V1 and V2, you don´t accept to anguish about heating the allowance





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Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Maverick on August 06, 2009, 06:45:05 AM
Yeah I hear ya, but I figured from the looks of things he can afford to install some sort of elevator. :)


Yes, it would be great but I think elevators at the moment in Europe are quite expensive

Maybe in Usa the whole project would work flawless

Anyway soon or later the V3 will come out

Go Bruno!   :twisted:

Mav


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 06, 2009, 07:50:36 AM
This elevator is not so expensive, and he can bring it with roadtrips behind the car  :lol: :lol:

(http://www.werfix.be/files/65101/Bouwlift01.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: yuppicide on August 06, 2009, 05:35:51 PM
If he's crafty enough to build the whole Lair in the first place then I think him and his father are crafty enough to build some kind of simple elevator.

For people to go upstairs would be stairs, but for games, would be like a "dumb waiter". Google that if you don't know what it is. It's like something you can transport laundry or little things from one floor to another. I think you can build something to safely pull the games up using some sort of leverage and gears. Sort of like when you peddle a bicycle and the gears do the work.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 06, 2009, 05:43:13 PM
Well, the first lair was an existing garage that I've transformed.
When we made the V2, I didn't want to pay an architect and so we've done the biggest room possible without having an architect.
Of course, It wasn't possible to do something bigger like an other floor for example.
But because the V3 will have to store a GT-6 (aka 'The Theater'  ::)), it'll be a big room, so I'll have to work with an architect. I've a big area behind both rooms, perfect for a big V3  8) I'll take a picture to show you  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthKaal on August 19, 2009, 10:39:13 PM
Hi there ;)

While searching infos about Star Wars arcade games, I've arrived on a topic about your roadtrip to get your Star Wars Trilogy Arcade cab, a very nice report, and now... I'm jealous! :p

And then I've reached this topic. I've read it from start the other night, and all I can say is "Wow!".
Wow for your arcade lair, but also wow for this report, it's just an amazing and wonderful story. I don't know but, it's just that seeing someone making his dream(s) come true make people happy, I think. At least it made ME happy. ^^
Thanks a lot to share it online, and I hope you'll be able to construct your V3.

If I ever go to Belgium some day, I think the first "historical", to not say "archeological" place I'll visit will be your lair, hehe ;)

- Kaal, A neighbour from France ;)


PS: while I'm here, do you know if there is a way to know (maybe a list, I don't know) where to find a particular arcade game? I don't want to buy cabs (it's way too expensive for me...), but just want to play some and know in which arcade room. I'm looking for Star Wars arcades, especially Trilogy Arcade, and Episode I Racer Arcade.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 20, 2009, 07:49:46 PM
Hi DarthKaal and welcome here  ;) Glad you like this story...but I invite you to do the same... believe in your dreams, and put all the effort to make them true  ;)

PS: while I'm here, do you know if there is a way to know (maybe a list, I don't know) where to find a particular arcade game? I don't want to buy cabs (it's way too expensive for me...), but just want to play some and know in which arcade room. I'm looking for Star Wars arcades, especially Trilogy Arcade, and Episode I Racer Arcade.

Where are you located in France? Maybe you can ask the question to the french website www.gamoover.net, there are a lot of French guys who may help you to find your favorite games in France ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 26, 2009, 09:29:38 PM
I'm working with my father these days in order to build a barrier in front of my house...

...to much concrete  :roll: Let's use it for the entrance of the V2  ;)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/concret.jpg)

...still not dry as you can see ...

I'll be more easy to unload the games at the entrance of the v2 now  :P

Opss... yes, this is *still* not related to the V3, but I hope to give some news about it soon ;)

Arghh... I can't wait to start the THIRD & FINAL chapter on this story   :P 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Superully on August 26, 2009, 09:36:25 PM
Arghh... I can't wait to start the THIRD & FINAL chapter on this story   :P 8)

FINAL? never say never ...  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 26, 2009, 09:40:47 PM
Arghh... I can't wait to start the THIRD & FINAL chapter on this story   :P 8)

FINAL? never say never ...  ;)

 ;D You're right... but I plan to do something bigger than the size of the Galaxian Theater  ;) I've other games who are still waiting in my house PLUS other locations  ::) :P
So the V3 must be big enough for the GT6 but also these others games ... and few other games (to come  ::) :P)   8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Superully on August 27, 2009, 07:16:55 AM
sounds good  8) so bruno, which games are still waiting to be put on location, which games are still coming and how many games do you have altogether?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 27, 2009, 11:34:32 AM
thats definetly something for the dedicated topic we last spoke about , you know the cab info of the users here


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 30, 2009, 08:39:53 PM
Few pictures of both room are available in that post  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/news/nunette.jpg) (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=1005.0)

 :spaceace:

ps : no news regarding the V3 yet  :-\


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: logan on October 17, 2009, 12:52:25 AM
Can't wait so see, hear or read about your plans for V3! Anything new?! :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ckong on December 08, 2009, 12:03:11 AM
This is the "public inquiry" step  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/enq-pub2.jpg)

So now, all my neighbours can see what is my project and they have two weeks to react  :-X More than that, they also got a letter from the administration who informs them about my projet... so they ALL know what I plan to do now...

LOL

That's actually really funny. We don't do that in Holland. In Holland all building plan applications and permit grants are published in a local, mostly weekly 'house to house' newspaper. So we try to keep our plans as quiet as possible for our neighbours and we hope they don't read those newspapers, which are most of the time not worthy reading. When I receive the newspaper, my first walk is always from the mailbox to the waste bin. There it goes, together with all the other commercial garbage.  :lol:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on December 08, 2009, 12:55:59 AM
Hey save it for the "old paper collection" by your local music club :D We make quite a bit of money with it :D

Yes, that's what happened when I had to wait for my permit. A tiny mention in the "permits requested" section.
I like the Belgian system better, looks more honest and public to me. I actually always check out our local "house to house" paper to keep up with some local news (f.i. when there is fun news like a stealing mayor from Den Helder gets appointed (thank god temporarily) as OUR interim-mayor, Holland is starting to become a banana-republic !!!!)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Maverick on December 08, 2009, 07:17:26 AM
Banana republic?

In Italy you don't have to public this kind oif information on newspapers,

you do it (even without permission most of the times) and then you regolarize the abuse..


What you say, crazy?


Who is Italian knows what I'm talking about

I think we've the the real primate of banana republic in Europe on this side,

On the other side it is very side is easy to build a V Lair..

A coin with 2 sides..

Mav


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ckong on December 08, 2009, 08:05:33 PM
It's a great day... Here's the starting point :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/dallefin1.jpg)

Because I want to built my own gameroom in 2010  I really study this topic now, particularly the building ov V2. Lot of good information and nice photo's. After reading this topic, and the wonderful topic of Level42's gameroom build, I am sure building a gameroom will not be that difficult anymore for me.

Page 7: I didn't see you put insulation material in the floor? On purpose? I suppose the floor must be very cold in winter times.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 08, 2009, 08:38:28 PM
The v2 has been built like a real house (thanks to my father)  ;) Check carefully all the pictures. Main floor insulation comes after, on the floor (and not under).
now, after few years of 'exploitation'  ;D ... I can tell you my Game Room (V1 + V2) is more warmer than my own house.   ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: funkycochise on December 08, 2009, 08:44:18 PM
now, after few years of 'exploitation'  ;D ... I can tell you my Game Room (V1 + V2) is more warmer than my own house.   ;)
you say that, because of the electric invoices ?  :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ckong on December 08, 2009, 09:13:46 PM
I am done reading this tremendous topic. You're a lucky man Bruno to have such a nice Lair. I hope to see it one day myself. One thing you said is 100% true: believe in your dreams and it can happen to you. And that's why I am making plans for my own gameroom at the moment. If all goes well it will be materialized in summer next year.  :)

BTW, what's the status of V3?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 15, 2009, 07:56:11 PM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum2/teasingv3.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on December 15, 2009, 08:48:26 PM
no way! - i hate your teasers!!!!  :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ghost Soldier on December 15, 2009, 09:37:49 PM
Looking forward to the new build.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on December 15, 2009, 10:55:54 PM
 :shock: :shock: :o

 :-* :-* :-*


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: logan on December 16, 2009, 08:09:16 AM
oooh ooooh  :o :o ;D ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ombrenoire on December 16, 2009, 04:25:04 PM
Very GOOD news for the V3 !!!! ;D



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: skov on December 16, 2009, 06:13:03 PM
Nice

If I remember correctly the v3 will require 2 'builds'  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Brry71 on May 02, 2010, 08:55:38 PM
Call me stupid if I missed it, but any news on the V3?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 15, 2010, 08:03:06 AM
Ok guys, it's time to give serious update on this last chapter  8)

Back in 2009... end of year...After some researches, I've founded a young architect and I invited him to explain my project  ;) Of course, I showed him the actual V1+V2, and he was quite amused by the purpose of the thing  ;) Deal.. we will work together  :P
After few weeks, I got the first draft  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/preview1.jpg)

No more teasing, here the main details :

The new room will be 10 meters per 8 meters, the high will be 2,60 at the lowest point...  yes enough for the 'Theater'  ;)
You can see the entire view on the top/left part of the picture. A mistake has been done by the architect. A wall, just in the middle of the new room. This wall cannot be in the middle, or I won't have enough space for ... once again the 'Theater'  ;) This will be fix in the next draft...  8)
At the end, the V1+V2+V3 would be something like 140m2 ... should be enough for few games more  ;D



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Superully on May 15, 2010, 08:25:50 AM
yeah - bruno's back in the game  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on May 15, 2010, 08:39:58 AM
Great news! drawings looking good, though as you said, that wall is in the way...
just remember to scale up the thickness of the beams supporting the roof when you remove it :)
any ETA for installing the (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif) ??


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on May 15, 2010, 09:01:53 AM
Yesssssss .... great news Bruno  :spaceace: :-*


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ckong on May 15, 2010, 10:30:44 AM
Looks good Bruno. 140 m2, that is really huge. Are you allowed to built just what you like on your ground, or are there limits with regard to the size?

And it's great to read that you have other skills too, because you founded an architect. I only learned how to found a comnpany.  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: vib_ribbon on May 15, 2010, 10:33:52 AM
i look forward to the theatre rebuild!! hope it won't be like this smiley.  ???

 :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 15, 2010, 10:37:31 AM
 :)

any ETA for installing the (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif) ??
What ETA means ?

140 m2, that is really huge. Are you allowed to built just what you like on your ground, or are there limits with regard to the size?
Well, because of the big size, I've to work with an architect. It's the law in Belgium. It wasn't the case for the V2 because it was a 30m2 extension, but this time, impossible to do it alone.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on May 15, 2010, 10:50:29 AM
ETA = Estimate Time of Arrival...
When do you think you can install the Galaxian 3?  ::)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 15, 2010, 10:55:46 AM
No idea yet  :-X Let's finish the V(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif) first.  8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ombrenoire on May 15, 2010, 02:03:13 PM
let's go to work !!!  ;D

I like the future construction if you need help call me  :wink:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: aganim on May 15, 2010, 11:06:50 PM
let's go to work !!!  ;D

I like the future construction if you need help call me  :wink:

Me too.
With the PGC team :p


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on May 16, 2010, 12:02:31 AM
Goodluck Bruno !, it will be a hell of a job
but as with the V2, the result will look great !


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on July 21, 2010, 06:43:44 PM
The architect has removed the wall on the middle of the room (on the first drawing version) and he has filled in for me all the 'boring' documents necessary to return to the municipal administration.I just had to sign all the documents  8)

Here's a part of the documents I sent to the municipal administration for a first approval, before the public inquiry.  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/preview2.jpg)

Still a long way to go... slowly...but ... certainly  ;)

Stay Tuned  :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on July 21, 2010, 07:18:46 PM
YEEEEESSSSSSSS!!!!!!  :spaceace:

Go Bruno go .... we are all with you and your architect   ;) 8) :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ghost Soldier on July 22, 2010, 04:16:28 AM
Really looking forward to the new build.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ronald Reagan on July 22, 2010, 09:27:32 AM
nice to read, looks great on the architect's drawings


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 07, 2010, 08:04:06 AM
The file sent to my local administration is complete. I got from them the "big yellow paper" (who describe my upcoming project) in order to display in front of my house :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/urbanisme.jpg)

So now, my neighbors have three weeks to emit a possible complaint against this project. In addition, my closest neighbors also received a letter which announces my intention of construction. So they cannot skip 'the thing'. Stay Tuned  8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Superully on August 07, 2010, 08:40:00 AM
good luck, bruno! hope noone complains ...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on August 07, 2010, 08:47:19 AM
Yep Bruno, great news !!!!  :spaceace:

GOOD LUCK

So now, my neighbors have three weeks to emit a possible complaint against this project. In addition, my closest neighbors also received a letter which announces my intention of construction. So they cannot skip 'the thing'. Stay Tuned  8)

Hey, the right moment, so ... maybe your neighbors are all on vacation  :lol: :wink:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on August 07, 2010, 09:02:13 AM
Yeah, good luck!
Though, aren't you good friends with your neighbours? - so will this even become a problem?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Hi on August 07, 2010, 09:32:12 AM
Hello, good news, i'm waiting for the 'v3'  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 07, 2010, 09:58:12 AM
Good news, good luck !


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: flip971 on August 07, 2010, 09:59:50 AM
Nuno: Awesome!!! Good luck!!!  ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 07, 2010, 11:22:22 AM
Thanks to all for your support on this  :)

Though, aren't you good friends with your neighbours? - so will this even become a problem?

Well, I do not have any problem with my closest neighbors, but I do not know them all.
I think it'll be fine, because I've done the same procedure for the V2 construction...but who knows? ... let's wait 3 weeks and cross the fingers  8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: kid on August 07, 2010, 04:00:57 PM
It's a really nice project !!!
We cross the fingers with you  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: BigPanik on August 27, 2010, 12:45:48 AM
3 weeks later... What is the next step?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Hi on August 27, 2010, 02:36:40 PM
3 weeks later... What is the next step?
Yes i'm wating for v3 a long Time ago Too  :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 27, 2010, 06:58:08 PM
Good news... no complain at all  :)

One more administrative step to go : the town planning. They now receive all my plans. They will examine them, and give the 'GO' or 'NO GO'.
All I have to do is wait. The validation or refusal of the project can take up to 16 weeks (worst delay).

So... stay tuned  ;)

3 weeks later... What is the next step?

A big welcome to you BipPanik, for your first post here  :-*

Yes i'm wating for v3 a long Time ago Too  :D

Nice to see you around, Hi  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarimania on August 27, 2010, 07:15:02 PM
3 weeks later... What is the next step?
Yes i'm wating for v3 a long Time ago Too  :D

Welcome here :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on August 27, 2010, 09:47:16 PM
....
+1!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on September 02, 2010, 09:36:28 PM
Gotta give us a headline on the main page when you can START!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: logan on September 07, 2010, 05:53:27 PM
wow... great to see some progress!  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Wil2000 on September 09, 2010, 11:23:03 AM
Maybe you could organize some wrok-play days, you get some members of DLF that work for you during the morning, and you let them a free access to your other gamerooms for the afternoon, sure this could bring a lot of people (but it will certainly ruin your beautiful carpet, with the shoes full of cement)  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ckong on September 12, 2010, 01:18:51 AM
.... The validation or refusal of the project can take up to 16 weeks (worst delay).


Pff, only 16? I had to wait 21 weeks!  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on September 12, 2010, 10:08:59 AM
.... The validation or refusal of the project can take up to 16 weeks (worst delay).


Pff, only 16? I had to wait 21 weeks!  ;)

It was much quicker with me, can't remember exactly though. But I only needed a "light" permit as they call it....I know your situation was a bit different Erik, and you're a lucky man you got it at all ! :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 24, 2010, 05:30:27 PM
Remember... the town planning in Belgium has the final decision... Yes or No


I got THE letter from ...the town planning...  ::)


 :arrow:



(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/octroye.jpg)



'Octroyé' means... YES!!!!

This is it!!! This is official... I got all the authorization for building the V3  :P :-* :-* :-*

Stay tuned...  ::) ;)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif)(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif)(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Belike on September 24, 2010, 06:17:47 PM
Wohoooooooo! ;D
Congrats, you have the green light! ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ckong on September 24, 2010, 07:16:07 PM
This is it!!! This is official... I got all the authorization for building the V3  :P :-* :-* :-*

Great news, congratulations.  :D Can't wait to see this happen, especially moving the Galaxian3 into it. Will be a very special occasion for you. Now, roll up your sleeves and start digging!  :lol:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 24, 2010, 07:38:15 PM
That is great news !

Time for a little party !

(http://www.mdjunction.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/party_time.gif)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on September 24, 2010, 09:03:40 PM
Great news Bruno !!!  :spaceace:

Now ... we can't wait ...  :P



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Brry71 on September 24, 2010, 10:16:09 PM
Sweet!!!!

Congrats on the permit, I will follow this one closely!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Q*ris on September 24, 2010, 11:43:52 PM
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(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/winner2_small.jpg)
 ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D :D :D :) :) :) :) :) ;) :D ;D :) :) :) :) :) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on September 25, 2010, 12:18:23 AM
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 :pac: :pac: :pac: :pac: :pac: :pac: :pac: :pac: :pac: :pac: :pac: :pac: :pac: :pac: :pac: :pac:
 
 :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost:

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations!!   It's Gonna Be Awesome!! 


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: AsPiC on September 25, 2010, 01:53:33 AM
I'm really very happy for you !

Neeeeeeeeed photo of the Nuno's Lair V3 ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: skov on September 26, 2010, 09:46:03 AM
Awsome  :)

I found this forum because of the galaxian theatre road trip. It will be sweet to see it assembled again, and this puts it so much closer to reality.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Superully on September 26, 2010, 09:53:11 AM
It will be sweet to see it assembled again.

i still wonder if this is even possible after all those years. although it is still an eternity away from even getting started, i already wish bruno the best of luck, this is going to be huge. if you need help in carrying parts around, just let me know :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on September 26, 2010, 10:02:52 AM
That was about damn time!  ;)
Congrats on the permit!

How much room will there be besides the GT?
Do you have a drawing of the V(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif) with the Galaxian 3 on it? - i also imagine you will need something like a killer ventilation system???


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Q*ris on September 26, 2010, 12:05:47 PM
if you need help in carrying parts around, just let me know :)
+1 !


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 26, 2010, 03:09:48 PM
Thanks to all  :-*

The next step for me is to find a general contractor for this project : This time, it won't be possible to complete it alone with my father because it's a bigger project than the v1 + v2 together ... remember the V3 will be something like 80m2 alone (V1+V2+V3 will be something like 140m2  :P). The Galaxian Theater is 25m2 on floor, and yes... I may request some help for this one...or an other reason for a terrific ArcadeLifeStyle meeting?  ::) :P
I already have few contacts for a general contractor... stay tuned  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: funkycochise on September 26, 2010, 04:03:13 PM
congatulations, now a huge work is pending...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ombrenoire on September 26, 2010, 05:33:35 PM
Good News  :!:

If you need some help  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: skov on September 27, 2010, 09:36:31 PM
i still wonder if this is even possible after all those years. although it is still an eternity away from even getting started, i already wish bruno the best of luck, this is going to be huge. if you need help in carrying parts around, just let me know :)

I'll pretend I didn't hear that and keep living in my little pretend world where bruno slaps it together like simple lego blocks and flick the switch on a fully working machine  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: old school on September 29, 2010, 01:28:18 PM
GO GO GO !!!
It will be HUGE !!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Superully on September 29, 2010, 02:07:13 PM
I'll pretend I didn't hear that and keep living in my little pretend world where bruno slaps it together like simple lego blocks and flick the switch on a fully working machine  ;D

that's what i'm HOPING for as well - let's see!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: falcon NL on October 03, 2010, 04:23:50 PM
Nuno ,maybe this a ridicules idea but it keeps popping into my head.

The total area of the new lair is going to be 140m2, and that HUGE! And you have a great collection of Arcade games, new and classic. It keep reminding me of Funspot. That is not only a Arcade hall but also a "museum"... What if you can turn your V3 into a true arcade museum?

I know it silly, but it kept bugging me...
   


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 20, 2010, 07:36:47 PM
Nuno ,maybe this a ridicules idea but it keeps popping into my head.

The total area of the new lair is going to be 140m2, and that HUGE! And you have a great collection of Arcade games, new and classic. It keep reminding me of Funspot. That is not only a Arcade hall but also a "museum"... What if you can turn your V3 into a true arcade museum?

I know it silly, but it kept bugging me...
   

Well, it's not ridiculous at all... because ... it's basically a part of my plans  ;)

By the way... this is a great day...





...






...








The construction of the V3 started ...  this morning!!!
  8)




The contractor came this morning to take the first reference marks....

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3-init-0.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3-init-1.jpg)

...nothing spectacular, but... huh...  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/yoda.jpg)

 ;D :spaceace:



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on October 20, 2010, 07:52:05 PM
Yeeeeessssssssssssssssssssss !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This topic will kick ass in the next few months  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :-* :-* :-*


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Belike on October 20, 2010, 07:59:05 PM
The time has come!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: caincan on October 20, 2010, 08:12:04 PM
use the force   :spaceace:.

well.. time to hibernate 6months and look again this day by day irritating frustrating thread  :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on October 20, 2010, 09:03:25 PM
holy sh**t! - about time!  ;)
It´s gonna be huge!!!! :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Superully on October 20, 2010, 09:07:49 PM

it's about time  ;) ;) ;) good luck, bruno, this will be one hell of a thread - again!

btw, is that v1 and v2 in the background?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3-init-1.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: gyruss on October 20, 2010, 09:11:51 PM
Damn, that's going to be a very big room for a very big cabinet! ;D Good luck with the build!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on October 20, 2010, 09:30:27 PM

it's about time  ;) ;) ;) good luck, bruno, this will be one hell of a thread - again!

btw, is that v1 and v2 in the background?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3-init-1.jpg)

No, V1 & V2 is in this picture.... background..

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/V3/V3-init-0.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Superully on October 20, 2010, 09:33:01 PM
sure, stupid me deleted the wrong picture :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ckong on October 20, 2010, 10:51:06 PM
Yippie!!! Finally, the last part of your dream will come true. This will be great to follow. Can't wait for the grand opening.  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Brry71 on October 21, 2010, 06:54:29 AM
Woohoo!!! I hope the winter isn't get to cold so the building can continue!!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: old school on October 21, 2010, 09:18:51 AM
(http://free0.hiboox.com/images/4210/a1db76c4c886788e17a1f17feb00140f.jpg) (http://www.hiboox.fr/go/images/auto-moto/darth-vader,a1db76c4c886788e17a1f17feb00140f.jpg.html)

I'm Proud of you MY SON
 my new V3 Death Star
going to be built soon



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on October 21, 2010, 11:04:57 AM
The start has begun!

Congrats Bruno!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Q*ris on October 21, 2010, 12:51:57 PM
 :!: :!: :!: Can't wait for the first:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 21, 2010, 08:44:02 PM
Thanks to all of you, for your enthusiasm to follow this story  ;)

Ok, here's the result after day 2 (so today... this is a real time topic this time)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/nunoV3_1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/nunoV3_2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/nunoV3_3.jpg)

The workmen are doing the job while I'm at my work, so I discover the result when I'm back from my work... I cannot believe this is really on the way  :-*

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on October 21, 2010, 08:49:09 PM
Wow, Looking great!!  Surely you'll merge the two buildings?  :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 21, 2010, 08:53:20 PM
Wow, Looking great!!  Surely you'll merge the two buildings?  :D

Yeps Barry  ;) Three rooms but ONE building at the end  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: funkycochise on October 21, 2010, 08:56:32 PM
You're incredible, Bruno.

happy to see this dream emerge from the floor.

dis I say previously you're insane ?  ;D

congratulations, mate !


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Reinhold on October 21, 2010, 10:00:34 PM
Wicked, can't wait to see the result, is there a deadline ?  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: caincan on October 21, 2010, 10:50:55 PM
 :D  great for just one day  :!:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: polaris on October 22, 2010, 12:28:55 AM
WOW. looking great bruno.
where do the steps go, singe's underground lair?  :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: tapule on October 23, 2010, 11:36:03 AM
This project is really amazing. Is the first time I see a game room build from scratch.
Congratulations DarthNuno.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on October 23, 2010, 11:38:14 AM
This project is really amazing. Is the first time I see a game room build from scratch.
Congratulations DarthNuno.

Really ? Then you missed mine:
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=85528.0

;)


Part 3 is going to be awesome....it looks like your doubling the entire current space ! When you have the Galaxian 3 in there and running, you have the most awesome ultimate hardcore private gameroom in the world !
(Do you have to get your electricity connection extended by the way ? It's going to run a little high now I guess ? :D)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: tapule on October 23, 2010, 12:19:41 PM
Really ? Then you missed mine:
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=85528.0
;)
Wow!! It is fantastic!!
I'm new here and I have to read a lot threads. It seems that there are a lot of treasures hidden in this forum and I have to discover all of them, so I need more tokens ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Superully on October 23, 2010, 01:19:27 PM
It seems that there are a lot of treasures hidden in this forum and I have to discover all of them, so I need more tokens ;)

no problem at all, here you go :arrow:

(http://www.shopkadsales.com/images/_products/tmkglobal/14-tokens.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 26, 2010, 06:11:00 PM
... is there a deadline ?  ;D

Not really, as much as possible work done before the winter/snow/too cold.

where do the steps go, singe's underground lair?  :D

It's an existing small room where I put most of my garden stuff, tools and other boring things ... a little bit to small for arcade stuff anyway  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 26, 2010, 06:19:50 PM
At the end of Day 3 :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/NunoV3ba1.jpg)

At the end of Day 4 :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/NunoV3ba2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/NunoV3ba3.jpg)

At the end of Day 5 (so today  ;)) :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/NunoV3ba4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/NunoV3ba5.jpg)

 :P :-*


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on October 26, 2010, 06:50:49 PM
Yees! - starting to look good, did´nt know it would be in 2 levels.... :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 26, 2010, 06:58:49 PM
 ;)

Hey... Forgot the mention why I'm doing this  ::) ::) ::)  :arrow: I'm really happen because from now, I will not have to mow this surface anymore  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: funkycochise on October 26, 2010, 07:12:53 PM
;)

Hey... Forgot the mention why I'm doing this  ::) ::) ::)  :arrow: I'm really happen because from now, I will not have to mow this surface anymore  ;D ;D ;D

lier !!!!  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: old school on October 26, 2010, 08:14:14 PM
Great !!

you moove fast

 ;)

so at this speed it will be finish in 17 day !!!

 ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on October 26, 2010, 08:18:35 PM
Will you place a moisture barrier in your slab before pouring? 


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on October 26, 2010, 08:27:06 PM
it depends which type of floor he choses...
If you would have wooden floor on top of the concrete, yes!
Tiles, no, carpet... don´t know...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ckong on October 26, 2010, 09:15:50 PM
Looking good indeed so far. I'm also curious why there is a lower level. Does it has to do with the Galaxian3 theatre? Will the gameroom else become to high?  :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on October 28, 2010, 05:54:41 AM
Looking good indeed so far. I'm also curious why there is a lower level. Does it has to do with the Galaxian3 theatre? Will the gameroom else become to high?  :D

Am I just blind or stupid?  ???  :D  lol  I don't see the lower level...   8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on October 28, 2010, 06:21:56 AM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/NunoV3ba2.jpg)

stairs on the right  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on October 28, 2010, 07:40:45 AM
No, that's old stairs from Bruno's V1 gameroom AFAIK.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on October 28, 2010, 08:36:22 AM
Oke, then i think Ckong is meaning this :

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/NunoV3ba2.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ckong on October 28, 2010, 09:34:11 AM
Oke, then i think Ckong is meaning this :
......

Yes, and I was totally wrong. There was a 'step' in the concrete foundation for a logical reason, else the concrete would poor over the remaining of the back yard  :D  which could be handy for a park lot.  :lol:.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on October 28, 2010, 12:48:01 PM

A bit early but ... will Bruno invite us forum people for the grand opening? BBQ?


Big hint ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 28, 2010, 06:19:29 PM
No, that's old stairs from Bruno's V1 gameroom AFAIK.

That's correct. These old stairs lead to a very small room under the original Nuno's Lair (tm)...only used for tools and other garden stuff  ;)

There was a 'step' in the concrete foundation for a logical reason, else the concrete would poor over the remaining of the back yard... :lol:.

That's the right explanation  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 28, 2010, 06:21:15 PM
A bit early but ... will Bruno invite us forum people for the grand opening? BBQ?

For sure... it'll be the end of the Nuno's Game Room Trilogy... it deserves a party or something of course  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 28, 2010, 06:50:27 PM
Day 6 :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3_B1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3_B2.jpg)

 :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on October 29, 2010, 07:24:33 AM
What are the pipes coming out of the foundation for?   Forgive all my dumb questions, please  :-X   ;)  Y'all are in a different climate, thus different building configurations?  Just curious!   ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Blanka on October 29, 2010, 08:01:50 AM
Guess the house has to be mice-friendly, so they can escape if they are trapped under the floor.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on October 29, 2010, 08:12:36 AM
I guess he will need some electricity in there ? Yeah, I don't think Galaxian 3 runs on batteries.... ;D ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: old school on October 29, 2010, 08:49:13 AM
I guess he will need some electricity in there ? Yeah, I don't think Galaxian 3 runs on batteries.... ;D ;D

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on October 29, 2010, 09:28:12 AM
I guess he will need some electricity in there ? Yeah, I don't think Galaxian 3 runs on batteries.... ;D ;D

Now i see why there is a lower level, thats for the generator  ;D ;D ;D

(http://img.diytrade.com/cdimg/316950/6301606/0/1215166549/Chinese_engine_Patco_generator.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on October 29, 2010, 12:51:46 PM
LOL.

No I know what the pipes are for:

(http://www.freewebs.com/ncstudiomario/Pipe.gif)

  ;D ;D

Or maybe Bruno decided to install a toilet so he can keep playing more ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 30, 2010, 07:13:13 PM
Day 7 ... what a monster here? It's Jurassic Park today   :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/Nuno_V3-Ou1.jpg)

I wasn't at home, but fortunately my wife was there... and had the idea to take pictures  ;)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/Nuno_V3-Ou2.jpg)

Because they cannot have access to the building site via the neighbor's ground, the only solution for the next step is to use this HUGE crane...
 
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/Nuno_V3-Ou3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/Nuno_V3-Ou4.jpg)

In order to let enter that crane + truck, they asked me to cut my garden hedge... My wife wasn't too happy, but ... hey ... In The Name Of The Arcade please  ::) :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/Nuno_V3-Ou5.jpg)

So, here it is ... the next step ... "the concrete slab" (hope this is the correct word in English...)!

Something wrong?  :roll:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/Nuno_V3-Ou6.jpg)

Yes! The slab ordered is ... a little bit to big...  :ghost:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/Nuno_V3-Ou7.jpg)

Impossible to do anything with that! Way back for everything...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/Nuno_V3-Ou8.jpg)

...and everyone (5 guys... 2 trucks full ... one crane) ... all the morning spent for nothing for all of them  :ghost:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/Nuno_V3-Ou9.jpg)

The operation is rescheduled for next week, with the correct concrete slab size... Fortunately for me, I'm not building an house, and the overall schedule is not really important for me. It should be just a matter of few days more.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: old school on October 30, 2010, 08:08:53 PM
What a shame

 >:(

hope they will find the right TETRIS piece to go

 ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on October 30, 2010, 08:10:03 PM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/Nuno_V3-Ou5.jpg)

Did the chauffeur had "Iron" behind the other side of his windshield ?  ;D

After all, he is visiting DarthNuno  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: gyruss on October 30, 2010, 08:45:19 PM
Damn Bruno, you are indeed crazy!  ;) What an operation, you are lucky to have such an "understanding" wife.  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 01, 2010, 07:32:51 AM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/Nuno_V3-Ou5.jpg)

Did the chauffeur had "Iron" behind the other side of his windshield ?  ;D

After all, he is visiting DarthNuno  ;)

Well spotted! I didn't notice this on the picture  ;D Unfortunately, I wasn't there (pictures done by wy wife), so impossible to know if "IRON" was there... but when they will bring back the correct concrete slabs, maybe it'll be the same truck  ;D

LOL.

No I know what the pipes are for:

(http://www.freewebs.com/ncstudiomario/Pipe.gif)

  ;D ;D

Or maybe Bruno decided to install a toilet so he can keep playing more ;)

Well done André... it's pipes for Mario a toilet  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/Nuno_V3_toilet.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 01, 2010, 11:38:23 AM
Yeah, how could you miss thatone andre ?  ;D ;D ;D

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/shit.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Q*ris on November 01, 2010, 11:48:02 AM
Yes! The slab ordered is ... a little bit to big...  :ghost:
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/Nuno_V3-Ou7.jpg)
If only you were home...
You could have spared the poor guys a trip by cutting the slab with your lightsaber...
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/forforum2/darth_nuno.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Bods on November 04, 2010, 11:25:02 PM
WOW Bruno

You really are getting serious now :lol:

That is going to be HUGE. I didn't even know you had already extended.

I have had to come to terms with the fact I cannot get any more machines and I have to sell some to fit all mine in

Already have just under 30m2 in the seperate arcade and the original extension

I've just worked out all the space in the house I have taken up and it's another 33m2 so I have over 60m2 worth of machines and it's full to the max :o


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 07, 2010, 09:47:34 AM
New day of work ... same stage : "the concrete slabs" ... attempt 2  8)

What a mess around the house :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/NunoV3_slab1.jpg)

Hey, still the same truck with "MAIDEN" plate... but no "IRON" around?  ::)  ;D

Same "Jurassic Crane"  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/NunoV3_slab2.jpg)

...the only way to pass the slabs over the current V1+V1 ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/NunoV3_slab3.jpg)

...and this time.. Yeah! The size is correct  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/NunoV3_slab4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/NunoV3_slab5.jpg)

 ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/NunoV3_slab6.jpg)

Now all the slabs from the truck #1 are used, let's get the ones from the truck #2. See how long the crane is  :shock:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/NunoV3_slab7.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/NunoV3_slab8.jpg)

...and this is it  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/NunoV3_slab9.jpg)

Of course, all of this happened during the day, I wasn't there. Here's the only picture I got after my work  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/NunoV3_slab10.jpg)

Stay Tuned  ;)




Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: old school on November 07, 2010, 10:32:58 AM
Amazing ! bruno

keep on let us dream !!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Belike on November 07, 2010, 03:22:58 PM
Massive base you have there, I guess it's earthquake safe! ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 07, 2010, 04:09:21 PM
 ;D

Nope, in fact it's because the ground is inclined, so it must be compensate  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on November 08, 2010, 12:52:16 PM
Great thread to follow! Droooooling already ...

BTW I guess this will end up as being the biggest personal arcade place in the world? Bigger then Sonic's?




Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on November 09, 2010, 11:00:45 PM
I don't know if mine's bigger, but Bruno has got the games!!  ;D   (my game room is more video game collectibles than actual arcade cabinets)

I'm curious about this type of foundation,  How come you can't just pour concrete?  Like I was wondering before, is this type of foundation due to where you live, the climate etc...  especially curious about those pipes coming out of the foundation?? 



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 14, 2010, 08:42:39 AM
I'm curious about this type of foundation,  How come you can't just pour concrete?  Like I was wondering before, is this type of foundation due to where you live, the climate etc...  especially curious about those pipes coming out of the foundation?? 
Yes, it due to the climate here. In addition the land behind the existing game rooms is on a slope, which complicates the construction.
Regarding the pipes, I'll ask all the details to the contractor  ;)

Precisely, because of the bad waiter here (+ 1 day off for all the country)... not a lot of progress... here's the current status :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/fondat1.jpg)

Hey, what's this?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/fondat2.jpg)

Let's put some "Barry aka Sonic1992" spirit in the 'soul' of this new room to come  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/fondat3.jpg)

 ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on November 16, 2010, 05:38:40 AM
Awesome Awesome Awesome!!    :pac:  :pac:  :pac:  :pac:  :pac:  :pac:  :pac:  :pac:  :pac:  :pac:  :pac:  :pac:  :pac:

Looking Great!!   And glad to be in the spirit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: mrhowell on November 19, 2010, 10:37:17 PM
I'm going through withdrawl.  I need updates! :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ckong on November 20, 2010, 10:38:17 AM
Nice sight, now you get a good imagination of how big it is going to be. HUGE!!

I'm always a bit interested in the way of construction, did you put insulation in or under the rough floor? Or will it come on top of this rough floor?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ronald Reagan on November 20, 2010, 03:14:31 PM
this is hardcore arcade lifestyle :twisted: :twisted:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: mimychatmiaou on November 21, 2010, 11:27:05 PM
I don't know if mine's bigger, but Bruno has got the games!!  ;D   (my game room is more video game collectibles than actual arcade cabinets)

I'm curious about this type of foundation,  How come you can't just pour concrete?  Like I was wondering before, is this type of foundation due to where you live, the climate etc...  especially curious about those pipes coming out of the foundation?? 



Hi,
The soil here isn't sufficiently stable to just pour concrete on it. And it must cope with the load caused by those cabinets....
The pipes are needed to evacuate water vapor and avoid excess humidity going up from below.

I just hope Nuno will not underestimate the power of "modern" insulation


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on November 22, 2010, 12:58:31 PM
this is hardcore arcade lifestyle :twisted: :twisted:

Indeed. Most of us only dream of such place.
My wife would kill me when I got such plans. :-) :-)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 01, 2010, 02:58:55 PM
Snow...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/NunoV3_snow.jpg)

...maybe I should set up a skating rink during the winter?  ::) ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Belike on December 01, 2010, 03:38:55 PM
Or Hit The Ice ;D
http://klov.net/game_detail.php?game_id=8123


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on December 02, 2010, 06:56:33 AM
Brrrrrr that looks cold.... Is this going to cause serious delays in construction?   :-[       Stay Warm   ;)   Can't wait for more updates! ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 02, 2010, 07:54:31 PM
.... Is this going to cause serious delays in construction? ...
Yeps, but it's not a big problem... no rush on this  ::)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on December 09, 2010, 04:40:49 PM
You should consider something like this  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVtB2Lrd1vg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVtB2Lrd1vg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: caincan on December 18, 2010, 03:07:26 PM
$$$ inspiration you must feel  :P

http://www.modernhometheater.com/virtualtours/star_wars/slideshow/index.html


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on December 18, 2010, 05:13:54 PM
$$$ inspiration you must feel  :P

http://www.modernhometheater.com/virtualtours/star_wars/slideshow/index.html


Mmm, yeah....that's all nice and stuff but it does not have a STAR WARS COCKPIT MOOHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA !!!
Pathetic upright HA !  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 18, 2010, 05:56:38 PM
A LOT of snow since two days, here in south Belgium  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/nuno_snow1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/nuno_snow2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/nuno_snow3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/nuno_snow5.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/nuno_snow4.jpg)

...one day, this windows will be a gate to reach the V3  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/nuno_snow6.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on December 18, 2010, 08:01:43 PM
Holy guacamole!!!!
Slowing the build for sure, but looks damn nice and peacefull


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on December 19, 2010, 12:11:55 AM
You could play Pengo, for real out there for now!!  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: shilmover on December 20, 2010, 03:27:53 AM
$$$ inspiration you must feel  :P

http://www.modernhometheater.com/virtualtours/star_wars/slideshow/index.html

That's in my area...  wonder if its a Microsoftie...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 20, 2010, 06:38:06 PM
 :)

...and still more snow this week end!

My wife's car... can you name the model?  ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/snow_2010_1.jpg)

Snow to the knees...like the good old time  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/snow_2010_2.jpg)

More More More !!!  :o  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/snow_2010_3.jpg)

Almost 40cm... not too bad  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/snow_2010_4.jpg)

 :spaceace:




Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Brry71 on December 20, 2010, 07:12:53 PM
A Citroen C3?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 20, 2010, 07:47:38 PM
A Citroen C3?

Well spotted   :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on December 20, 2010, 10:12:00 PM
Construction in different parts of the world really interests me a lot..

I've never seen this type of construction before.  Here in Canada, and most of the USA, you would pour concrete in the basement, and most times at the end, when the house is pretty much built! Mind you the concrete that will be used will not be the same stuff as you buy at the store in bags and mix with water.  They have higher density/pressure concrete that's infused with fibers (think of it like fiber glass concrete!) which will make it super strong and resist cracks.

The only thing I can think of that comes close to this kind of construction is cottage construction. Many cottages are build on the "canadian shield" which is basically rock.  The only way to break this "earth" is with explosives!  In this case, cottages don't have basements, but are rather build on piers.  But even the base floor is from wood, and not concrete due to weather (-30 to -40 degrees C is common in the winter .. with concrete you'd freeze! Wood is an "ok" thermal break for sub floor)

In any case, keep up with the pictures .. very interesting.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on December 20, 2010, 10:30:26 PM
Construction in different parts of the world really interests me a lot..


If that's the case, here's my gameroom:

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=85528.0

Note that normally, in my part of our country, we need to always build anything on piles because the ground is way too soft to build anything heavy without it sinking into the ground. However, for the gameroom we decided for another solution, check out the thread.

I'm sure you're going to like the roof :)

Today there is about 40cm of snow on top of it. That's more snow than I've ever remembered in my entire life here.
And it's holding fine of course :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ronald Reagan on December 21, 2010, 09:24:25 AM
Construction in different parts of the world really interests me a lot..


Note that normally, in my part of our country, we need to always build anything on piles because the ground is way too soft to build anything heavy without it sinking into the ground. However, for the gameroom we decided for another solution, check out the thread.
Funny that you mention that. Last week I heard from a constructor who was at someone's house in Amsterdam for some kind of damagecontrol. The owner of the house wanted to have a good cellar, so he decided to fill up the cellar by himself with a lot of cement/concrete, without asking for advice by a constructor or anything. After a couple of days his house started to sink because of the weight of the cellar, pulling the house down into the soft ground!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on December 22, 2010, 11:14:33 PM
Well I actually seriously (briefly) considered putting a cellar "under" my garden.

However, the sinking into the soft ground is problem 1 (which can be solved by "hanging" it to the piles of the home (or new piles).

However, over here, there's also problem 2:
The high level of ground water.

If it's higher up then 1 meter below ground level (which it is usually here near Rotterdam) there will also be a CONTRA force to the sinking and it's called: FLOATING !

Yes, the cellar could be pushed upwards by the water.

This can also be compensated with f.i. an extra heavy "roof" on top of the (pre-constructed) cellar.

However, all of this would make it WAY to costly (however, if you are in the eastern part of the country, it's easier to go with this solution, but usually people also have more room there....)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on December 23, 2010, 01:40:47 AM
Interesting ..

my home was build in 1918, and we're about 1 km away from the lake.  150 years ago, the water line was very close to my street.. as a result, it's all sand here.  But nothing sinks in the ground.  Makes me wonder how soft your ground is that structures actually sink in it?

Also, what are home generally made from?  In Canada, only the foundation is concrete.  The rest is wood with a brick veneer.  Typically 2 stories + full size below ground basement.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: McVenco on December 23, 2010, 10:27:08 AM
The problem in a major part in The Netherlands is that the underground consists of bog, or mire. In some parts (around the city of Gouda, for instance) they even have to drive piles in the ground as a foundation for sewer pipes! I work in road construction, and in those soft areas we sometimes have to make a sandbed of several meters for the underground to consolidate. It's not uncommon that that sandbed sinks 2 or 3 meters before the ground is sturdy enough to build on!

Our homes are mostly made of concrete and brick. First a concrete foundation (on piles in the softer areas), then the carcass is built with prefab concrete modules or with large cementblocks. Finally, a cavity wall is built on the outside for isolation (and for good looks of course, concrete is not so pretty mostly  :) ). Wood in most cases is only used as an esthetic element, or in large houses designed by architects...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on December 23, 2010, 03:24:13 PM
Thanks for the lesson! Very interesting .. sounds a lot like homes in New Orleans, where a lot of the homes are below sea level, and if you dig down just 1m or more, you hit water (this is why cemeteries there all have the caskets resting above ground in tombs).

The only thing that surprises me is the material.  Concrete/stone tends to be more common in hot weather construction (Greece, Italy, middle east, etc.) In colder climates, homes tend to be build from wood (I believe due to availability and thermal properties in the winter).  I can imagine that it costs a lot more to heat a home made of concrete than it does of wood.

Nuno, how do you heat the lair? Electric heaters?  I can't imagine you'll be installing a gas furnace into the building.  And if you do use electric heaters, how do you maintain constant humidity? Or at least comfortable levels? (If I didn't have a central humidifier on my gas furnace, the humidity in the house drops to about 20%, which is drier than the Sahara desert! Bad for skin, static electricity, and overall comfort levels)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on December 23, 2010, 10:28:03 PM
In The Netherlands we build very sturdy homes. That's why concrete is mostly used. In earlier ages bricks were the main building material. We are a country direct to the sea, with a huge coast-line (well, relatively of course). We have a mild-sea climate here. The lowest temperatures (which we would call extreme) is -10 degrees, highest around 30, 35 in extreme hot days. But the average is pretty mild.

Indeed, a large area of our country is well below sea-level (the lowest point is not too far from my home at -6,76 meters !!!) so if it weren't for our world-famous dikes and other water protection, we'd have pretty wet feet here :P

What makes you think concrete homes would be harder to heat ? All modern build homes are very will insulated with rock-wool or stuff like that. If I compare my (gas operated, we have gas lines like water lines across the country) central heater to the one my uncle in Massachusetts has it's tiny. He has an oil operated heater, and it's huge, but if it is -20 degr. Celsius there, he still want to have +21 inside....that's a task our heating will never have to face.

I am always amazed why they build so many wood homes in f.i. the US where there are lots of hurricanes and tornadoes, and then we see all those demolished homes. I would think concrete buildings would survive a lot better.
I guess wood is simply the cheaper way to build.


.... then the carcass is built with prefab concrete modules or with large cementblocks......

Yes and there's another popular method (like my house was built, about 14 years ago): tunnel-building (as we call it).

A metal "tunnels" are placed over the floor and concrete is poored over them. It's a bit hard to explain, here's a picture:
(http://www.joostdevree.nl/bouwkunde2/jpgt/tunnelbekisting_4_zie_bouwmethode_gietbouw_www_hbobouwkunde_nl.jpg)

Note that the electricity pipes get installed prior to pouring the concrete so that they are recessed in the walls.


And here's some of those tunnel elements. You can see they can remove them easily once the concrete is set. The setting is quickened by heating with gas burners IIRC.
(http://www.quel.nl/userfile/CompaniesImages/origineel/CompanyImage5985.jpg)



This method is used where there are a good number of same houses build at once (we have a lot of "row-houses" as we call them, that's homes which share walls.)



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 27, 2010, 10:22:00 PM
Nuno, how do you heat the lair? Electric heaters?  I can't imagine you'll be installing a gas furnace into the building.  And if you do use electric heaters, how do you maintain constant humidity? Or at least comfortable levels? (If I didn't have a central humidifier on my gas furnace, the humidity in the house drops to about 20%, which is drier than the Sahara desert! Bad for skin, static electricity, and overall comfort levels)

To be honest, I don't know yet which solution I'll take, but I'm thinking about something like this (air conditioner)  :arrow:

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20101031154942-bally%20ballo-IMG-8356.JPG)

Used by Bally Ballo on his huge game room [see this topic (french) (http://www.gamoover.net/Forums/index.php?topic=22363.0)]


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on December 27, 2010, 10:35:02 PM
Wow, is that unit big enough to cool/heat such a large room ?

I am still planning on getting an airco unit for both heating and cooling too but these days (loads of snow, freezing cold) they can't install it.

So I bought an el-cheapo oil-filled electric heater from Marktplaats for the time being.
It's 2000W but if has a thermostat and there's no need to keep temperature very high in there. I also have great insulation...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Blanka on December 28, 2010, 08:16:59 AM
Yes and there's another popular method (like my house was built, about 14 years ago): tunnel-building (as we call it).
The main reason for using this technique is that we are cheap-asses :). You DON'T want to know what the main structure of your house costs....
In a housing plan of 100 similar homes, expect the tunnel construction to be around 3000-5000 euro/home, everything included.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on December 29, 2010, 12:00:42 AM
What makes you think concrete homes would be harder to heat ? All modern build homes are very will insulated with rock-wool or stuff like that. If I compare my (gas operated, we have gas lines like water lines across the country) central heater to the one my uncle in Massachusetts has it's tiny. He has an oil operated heater, and it's huge, but if it is -20 degr. Celsius there, he still want to have +21 inside....that's a task our heating will never have to face.

Thanks for the explanation. The truth is, that what you uncle has is Mass is not normal for Canada.  In the big cities (I live in Toronto) the following are all connected via underground lines: sewer, water, electricity, and gas.  We use gas to heat the house, the stove and hot water tank.  Electricity is used for AC, washer/drier, fridge and dishwasher.  Only really old homes still have oil tanks... but they're being removed and upgraded to natural gas.

The weather here fluctuates between -35 C in the winter to 35 C in the summer.  Most people keep it at +22 to +24 year round.  Natural gas is very cheap in Canada .. we over produce it and sell a lot of it to the USA (same with oil.. Canada sells more oil to the USA than the entire middle east!)

As for construction, there's a plus to build from wood on top of poured concrete.  It's easy to pull lines after the fact (e.g. ethernet, security system, etc.) Also, it's much easier to move walls around inside if you wish (open concept is pretty popular these days).  The negative is house fires.

Also, I do believe that we use wood here because it's very cheap!  I was at the local building store today and looked at the cost of wood.  a 2x4x8' is less than 2$!!  I'm sure home builders probably get it for even less!!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Blanka on December 29, 2010, 09:11:12 AM
Concrete and wood do not differ in gas use, but in speed. A wooden house has more "speed" than a concrete one.
In warm countries, they use low speed to take coldness from the night into the day, hence the limestone blocks or clay-covered wooden frames in traditional building there.
In cold countries you have to heat 24/7 in winter, so the low speed is irrelevant.... until we started to isolate like shit!
By the way, your Canadian building habit is caused by:
1) availability of wood
2) pretty good insulation of wood by itself
We built in clay bricks because:
1) rivers give lot of clay
2) soil contained lot of "leem" to burn for baking the clay.
With the discovery of a big cement-pit south of Maastricht, and all the previous not useful pebble sand in the rivers, we moved to partly concrete building.
But with things like modern hard foam like rigid phenolic insulants (forget rockwool, it is shit for insulation), the low-weight wooden building may be not that good any more. With our huge increase in insulation, damping the fluctuations over time becomes more and more important. That's why green roofs are so popular. They add mass to the face of a building that receives most heat. So using wood for your home might not be that smart any more in Canada. At least, not for the structure.
For façade covering, traditional building techniques always win from modern international borrowings. Our traditional façade materials have proven to withstand the climate for centuries.
The negative is house fires.
I heard that in all new houses in the Netherlands from the 1993 building law up till now, no-one ever died because of a fire.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on December 29, 2010, 10:07:00 AM
Interesting to read about the situation in Canada's cities. However, my wife has some family in Canada and they are farmers and they are very remote so they may well heat on oil as well. I'm not sure about that, but my uncle in MA moved from a suburb of Boston to a more rural area close to North-Adams. I guess that's why  they're not connected to gas lines. I know they had to blow away rocks with dynamite to build the house and that about every winter the (above ground) electricity lines get struck down at least one time each winter.

Everything is underground here, I don't think I remember seeing any electrical above ground wiring, except for the really big power lines of course, but in our soil it's very easy (and thus cheap) to put it underground.

About the wood price: that is simply incredible. Wood is _very_ expensive over here (like most stuff) but I guess Canada has so much wood available....we have very little wood production here in our own country.


@Blanka, yeah I think the main cost is never in the very basic structure right ? The more labor intensive stuff is probably adding to the costs, and of course our ground is expensive in "de randstad" area. And I'm sure they make (made ?) some good profits back then, but I live in this house for almost 15 years now, and even now it has been an excellent investment. It's value has increase about 2.9 times since then, even with the recent price developments (which has little impact on my kind of house).

About the rockwool: is it really that bad ? I used it in my gameroom for the walls. 7cm. thick and it was pretty freaking expensive.

(http://gallery.me.com/andre.huijts/100392/DSCF2242/web.jpg)

[PS, since I find this a very interesting discussion I didn't notice that this is in Bruno's building of his Lair 1,2 and 3......hope you don't mind Bruno, maybe it would be better to start a separate thread ?)]


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Blanka on December 29, 2010, 10:19:18 AM
The stuff I talk about insulates 4 times as good at just 6.5 cm!
About the wood price: that is simply incredible. Wood is _very_ expensive over here (like most stuff) but I guess Canada has so much wood available....we have very little wood production here in our own country.
We are investigating prefabrication of all wooden stuff in Canada and have it containered. Price will be around 35% of regular Dutch production, and for the price you get the better Western Red Cedar instead of Pine. They even can work from Dutch window-frame-profile standards and accept metric CAD files for CNC-ing.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on December 29, 2010, 05:55:46 PM
Blanka,

western red cedar lasts longer than pine, but homes are not build from that material here.  Cedar is as expensive as pressure treated wood (pine) (i.e. 2-3 times the cost), so it's only used outdoors for its beauty and smell.  Expensive decks are build from cedar, but the joists/support beams (stuff you don't see) is made from pressure treated.  Keep in mind that the red cedar you buy today is not as good as stuff you purchased 20 years ago.  Red cedar today is what we call "new growth" where the rings aren't as tight together .. it doesn't last outdoors as long as the old growth (which is close to impossible to find).

If money was no object, than homes in Canada will be build like this: (all custom homes, and new homes are starting to be like this)

- Styrofoam forms (with steel rebar) filled with concrete foundation.  The Styrofoam remains behind as a good insulator/water proofer.
- rest of house build from pine injected with special blue liquid.  It's like pressure treatment, but made for indoor.  It doesn't rot, have any gases, and ants/termites hate it.
- for insulation, you use spray foam on site (e.g. WALLTITE ECO) - all structural walls are build from 2x6 wood. (expect R22 with perfect air tight seal, fully thermal breakage from outside)
- roof has blown in insulation - R50 minimum (by code!)
- the outside of the house has brick or stone veneer for beauty
- all windows are triple pane, low-e argon glass filled

A home like this is so tight, that it requires a heat exchanger to bring in fresh air from outside!  Requires very little heating/AC to keep warm/cool.

As for rockwool, we have a similar product here (it's called Roxul - it's made of Basalt rock and Recycled Slag).  I've used it before and like it a lot more than pink insulation.  It's fire proof, and better insulator!  I've seen a blow torch sitting against this insulation for hours, and nothing happened to it!  It's required by code to insulate around pod lights, fireplace vents, and anywhere where high heat might exist and insulation is required.



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on December 29, 2010, 06:55:24 PM
The stuff I talk about insulates 4 times as good at just 6.5 cm!

Damn, I should have known that earlier !.....no way I'm going to re-do the plasterboard walls again.... :(

About metric in Canada: they switched back in the late 80's AFAIK.

As a matter of fact, the US is still the only country in the world that uses something else.....


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on December 29, 2010, 07:34:17 PM
About metric in Canada: they switched back in the late 80's AFAIK.

As a matter of fact, the US is still the only country in the world that uses something else.....

As far as building codes are concerned, and purchasing most items, you are correct.  Gas is sold in Liters, food by the Kg, and the speed signs on the road is in KM/H.  ***BUT*** all building supplies and raw material is still imperial (i.e. same system as in the USA).  For example, a typical piece of wood is a 2x4x8 (2 inches by 4 inches by 8 feet long).  All measurements and plans are in feet and inches as well.  It kind of sucks, because it's not as precise as metric (especially doing devision and conversion!) but you get used to it.

Most of the wood Canada produces goes to the USA (it's our #1 export) .. so I guess that's why this industry uses this older system.  It feels weird to measure and cut wood in meters.  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on December 29, 2010, 10:55:27 PM
The really weird thing is that we use the inch and foot for certain things as well, although not really as a measurement but more as an "indication".

Everybody (in transport) knows what a 20' and a 40' container is. Never mentioned in metric.
Wheels of cars and bikes are still inches too.

Even worse: TV diagonals always used to be in cm. here, and mostly they still are. However for computer monitors, everybody used and uses inches from the very start of computing....weird ! :)
But now, you start seeing inch sizes on TV advertisements !!!

But we're drifting off...anyway, I knew about the "switch to metric" in Canada because I recently saw a TV program about the Gimli Glider (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimli_Glider). One of the causes of this near catastrophe was errors made in fueling the plane because of the switch to metric...amazing story by the way !


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on December 30, 2010, 08:56:33 AM
... It feels weird to measure and cut wood in meters.  :)

Thats exactly the opposite for us , we feel strange when we look at the "wrong side" of the measurement tape  :D

(http://www.webtics.nl/pics/rolmaat.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on December 30, 2010, 09:39:39 AM
The inch systems wouldn't be so bad if an inch would be divided in 100 parts and not that everything is 3/4", 5/8" or 8/64" !!!

I mean, who can actually "feel" what those sizes are. It's especially irritating with hex nuts and bolts they really use this myriad of sizes.
In metric it's simple: 3, 4, 5, 6, mm. Sometimes there are sizes "in between" like 3.5 and 4.5 but those are rare.

I'm very happy to have such a measure tape (and it was hard as hell to find one here!) though for when I need only have the inch sizes at hand. :)



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ckong on December 30, 2010, 08:01:49 PM
.....But with things like modern hard foam like rigid phenolic insulants....
[/quote]

Do you have a brand name? Or a website? could be interesting for my gameroom, which I still have to insulate.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Q*ris on December 30, 2010, 09:47:53 PM
Do you have a brand name? Or a website? could be interesting for my gameroom, which I still have to insulate.
+1
I don't have a gameroom atm but I'm gathering a lot of info to build a small one and hope to have it ready by the end of 2011.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Superully on December 30, 2010, 10:13:06 PM
I don't have a gameroom atm but I'm gathering a lot of info

[copy & paste] I don't have a gameroom atm but I'm gathering a lot of info games ;D

still on the lookout for my gigantonormous gameroom i'm going to need!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Q*ris on December 31, 2010, 12:14:26 AM
[copy & paste] I don't have a gameroom atm but I'm gathering a lot of info games ;D
;D ;D
Sad but true, I already have to many games for the gameroom I'm planning to build in one year...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on December 31, 2010, 05:54:16 AM
Nuno, how do you heat the lair? Electric heaters?  I can't imagine you'll be installing a gas furnace into the building.  And if you do use electric heaters, how do you maintain constant humidity? Or at least comfortable levels? (If I didn't have a central humidifier on my gas furnace, the humidity in the house drops to about 20%, which is drier than the Sahara desert! Bad for skin, static electricity, and overall comfort levels)

To be honest, I don't know yet which solution I'll take, but I'm thinking about something like this (air conditioner)  :arrow:

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20101031154942-bally%20ballo-IMG-8356.JPG)

Used by Bally Ballo on his huge game room [see this topic (french) (http://www.gamoover.net/Forums/index.php?topic=22363.0)]

That looks suspiciously like this...
(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h60/sonic_1992/DSCN0277.jpg)

Remember all the trouble I had with my unit?  :-\

Please research the unit very carefully before purchasing!  I don't want you to go through all the BS that I had to endure!   :twisted:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on December 31, 2010, 08:41:10 AM
Refresh our memories Sonic, got a link ?

I'm about to get an airco as well....(well as soon as temps are reasonable again)....


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on December 31, 2010, 08:58:31 AM
http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=252.0 (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=252.0)
I think this is what you are looking for Andre..

(skip to "UPDATE: 10 -4- 07..... Why there have been no recent updates....")


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on December 31, 2010, 01:09:12 PM
Yeah that unit was definitly too small for a large room like that PLUS you have to account for the heat being generated by the cabs....
A system that size will do for my situation though....

I think the biggest problem was having it installed professionally. If the coolant leads are not de-aired properly, and the system hasn't been checked for leaks, you're guaranteed to get trouble.

I wouldn't want to pay the bill of your energy company though (over here) Sonic ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on December 31, 2010, 02:32:35 PM
I just bought this to keep an eye on the temps and humidity in my gameroom (and in my living room as a bonus ;) ):

(http://media.conrad.com/xl/6000_6999/6400/6460/6462/646217_LB_00_FB.EPS.jpg)

You hang the display unit in your home and the remote (normally outside) in the gameroom.

The rather special thing is that this does both temperature and humidity (hygrometer) from the remote unit, most likewise devices have only remote temp units.

In the US it's sold as the Honeywell TM005X. The only advantage that the Honeywell has is that the remote has a tiny display indicating the values measured so you can also see it there locally, but that's not a big issue for me.



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: vib_ribbon on January 05, 2011, 05:59:34 PM

(http://media.conrad.com/xl/6000_6999/6400/6460/6462/646217_LB_00_FB.EPS.jpg)


neat, don't seem to be able to find a stockist in UK though.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on January 05, 2011, 09:00:21 PM
Received it today. The base unit is HUGE, much larger than I expected.(It's about the size of a hand).

I had the remote and base next to each other and the readings settled after about 30 minutes and were very close to eachother.

Just put the remote in the gameroom....

The temperature now is 13.9 degr.C and (even more important) humidity 42%. Sounds like very healthy for the cabs, in fact, temp can be a bit lower for me...outside temp is around 0 degrees C right now. Let's see what it does later in the evening.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on January 06, 2011, 04:37:20 PM
The temperature now is 13.9 degr.C and (even more important) humidity 42%. Sounds like very healthy for the cabs, in fact, temp can be a bit lower for me...outside temp is around 0 degrees C right now. Let's see what it does later in the evening.

 :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

13.9 C is normal!?!  Where do you live, the arctic circle!??   :lol:

I wouldn't want anything below 17 C in any residence where I live in, and I tend to keep it 21-22 C in my home (when it's -20 C outside!) 


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on January 06, 2011, 05:50:43 PM
I was talking about the gameroom (which is external from my house as you may or may not know).

When I'm not in the gameroom, there is very little use in keeping the temperature at 21 degr.C and it would cost a shit-load of electricity and thus money to keep it at that temperature 24/7.....

The heater in there is now mostly meant to keep the cabs comfortable enough when I'm not there. I think something around 10 degr. C is fine for the cabs. (humidity is probably more important).

At least I don't want to let them get below freezing temps, and again, most importent, a little bit of heat drives away too much humidity...

When I'm in the room I can simply turn it up for that period. It heats up very quick (the isolation is working pretty well indeed).


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: WEARESAVIORS on January 25, 2011, 03:49:40 PM
So, any progress on V3?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Spyridon on January 27, 2011, 05:58:55 PM
Be right back, I need to go get my Celsius to Fahrenheit converter.



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: amobile on February 01, 2011, 11:54:02 AM
Hello !

 i've read all the 38 pages of the Nuno's gameroom bulding topic  and ...  :shock: :shock: AMAZING !

Very great & good job !

Any news for the V3 ?  ;D

Arrgghh the red Donkey Kong cab !! l love it !  ;D ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on February 02, 2011, 06:01:37 PM
Hi amobile and welcome here  ;)

Any news for the V3 ?  ;D

Well, temperatures are still to low here for restarting the work ( -10° C this morning!). I'm not in rush... no schedule atm...but stay around of course  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on March 02, 2011, 12:39:25 PM

WIP?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 05, 2011, 05:47:45 PM

WIP?

It's funny you're 'bumping' this topic the 2nd of March... because it's exactly the day chosen to restart the work, or at least prepare the work  :P

So here's what happened the 2nd of March  8)

Since the construction of the Nuno's V2, no more 'road' access to the back of the two game room (V1+V2). So as previously in this wip, the only way to bring stuff is a huge 'crane'  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block1.jpg)

One bad move and it could destroy the existing game room  :roll: ...caution here  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block3.jpg)

First one...done!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block2.jpg)

...and one hour later, all the blocks to start the wall are here  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block4.jpg)

Photos courtesy of Darth Nunette & Sun ... because... since the beginning of the V3, everything happens during daytime, when I'm at work  :roll:

Here's the picture I took when I was back in the evening  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block5.jpg)

Stay Tuned of course  ::) ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on March 05, 2011, 06:06:51 PM
YES!!! Great news Bruno !!!  :spaceace:

No more snow in Belgium ?  ;D ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 05, 2011, 06:17:40 PM
No more snow in Belgium ?  ;D ;)

No more so far  ;D ...but don't laugh... everything is possible in Belgium... snow may still come :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Q*ris on March 05, 2011, 07:50:43 PM
cool, Nuno, you're just a few clicks away from the final result  ;)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/basiclightbot.png)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 06, 2011, 09:19:05 AM
 ;D

OK, this is how the Nuno's Lair V3 looks like this week end, from the Nuno's Lair V2 window   8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block6.jpg)

Let's enter the V3, 'version 0.21 beta' ;D ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block7.jpg)

...after two days of work...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block8.jpg)

...not to bad I would say  :)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block9.jpg)

It's gonna rock!  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block10.jpg)

...stay tuned  ::)



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Superully on March 06, 2011, 09:45:27 AM
it ALREADY rockzzz.  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

one thing i noticed though: that V2 window isn't finished yet :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 06, 2011, 10:00:54 AM
one thing i noticed though: that V2 window isn't finished yet :P

Yeps  ::) ... but fortunately for me, I do not have to finish that window... because a major part of the wall that includes the window will be removed  :P
This will be the access from V2 to V3  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 06, 2011, 10:24:52 AM
After the snow and ice, progress again !, nice to see the walls rising  :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Brry71 on March 06, 2011, 10:28:18 AM
Look like the build is back up to speed. What's the ETA?

I can only imagine how big it really is, and I bet it's bigger then you expected!



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Dazza on March 06, 2011, 02:35:22 PM
I know it's still a long way off, but I am so looking forward to the reassembling of the Galaxian 3! Should be fun.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on March 09, 2011, 12:47:36 PM
I know it's still a long way off, but I am so looking forward to the reassembling of the Galaxian 3! Should be fun.

Me too! That will be very interesting to follow.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 12, 2011, 07:42:29 AM
Update from the last week... Monday, at the end of the day  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block11.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block12.jpg)

Heavy stuff...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block13.jpg)

... sewer area...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block14.jpg)

Huge!  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block15.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: funkycochise on March 12, 2011, 09:20:33 AM
great, wall rising is always the most exciting part.
project taking shape...




Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on March 12, 2011, 09:46:30 AM
Woowwww it's really huge !!!  :o :o

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 13, 2011, 05:31:53 PM
...one day later...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block16.jpg)

Not easy to show you how big it looks ... :P Wait! Maybe if I'm on the pictures, you'll size the thing  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block17.jpg)

No more grass... but this huge 'thing'  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block18.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 13, 2011, 05:39:31 PM
Jeez that thing is big !

but then again, so is a galaxian theater  :wink:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Superully on March 13, 2011, 06:10:11 PM
holy son of a whatever - that thing is gigantonormous :o :o :o! other people L-I-V-E in places that size ... you're just here to play ;)

what do your neighbours say?



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: 2-mad on March 13, 2011, 08:07:35 PM
Is it ready ?
When is it possible to visit you ?
I MUST Play two or three of your cabs .. and I MUST see the complete thing in real !
Thats really awesome !

Didi


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on March 14, 2011, 12:45:46 PM
what do your neighbours say?

Here in Antwerp the neighbours would freak out.  ;D

I hope no-one of my neighbours has such idea. No offence, but its just plain ugly in a green enviroment imo
Again no offence meant.  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Arcadegek on March 14, 2011, 12:49:02 PM
Great progress! WTG!! I hardly can't wait to see the next developments  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ElPancho on March 14, 2011, 01:03:41 PM
Epic stuff Bruno ! Huge things need huge housing and you're well on your way... keep it up !


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: gyruss on March 14, 2011, 01:15:31 PM
Damn, thats one big building for a very big game!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on March 15, 2011, 04:35:26 PM
Make sure to have your larger size door entrance so you can get G3 in!  ;D   Looking Awesome!!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 15, 2011, 08:03:35 PM
No problem regarding the neighbors  8)

Yeps, I've double triple quadruple checked the size of the biggest Galaxian parts  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 15, 2011, 08:11:16 PM
Maybe install "double doors" for future monsters  ;D

(http://www.deur-opmaat.nl/images/schuurdeuren.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 15, 2011, 08:13:26 PM
LOL... no problem at all, even If I've to fit a R360 (Ops...stay tuned  ::) :P)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 15, 2011, 08:22:07 PM
...and one day later  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block19.jpg)

May I suggest to myself a new name for this new room?  mhhu  ::) Something like... the BUNKER  ;D   :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block20.jpg)

Arghh! Can't wait to see the games here... but so much work left ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block21.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block22.jpg)

Stay tuned of course  ::) :P



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: subzero1970 on March 15, 2011, 08:49:20 PM
spending all this money then youll die one day......


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 15, 2011, 09:09:29 PM
I would not say it in that way,
I prefer the sentence "you only live once"  :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: gyruss on March 15, 2011, 09:12:51 PM
spending all this money then youll die one day......
Why so bitter? I think it's great if someone is making his dreams come true. And a R360?? Bruno you're really crazy!  ;)


 


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on March 15, 2011, 11:43:50 PM

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block19.jpg)

May I suggest to myself a new name for this new room?  mhhu  ::) Something like... the BUNKER  ;D   :P

Yes Bruno this is the right name  :D
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/9707/bunker005.jpg) (http://img16.imageshack.us/i/bunker005.jpg/)

with a nice sign (80's style):

(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/5320/thebunker.jpg) (http://img35.imageshack.us/i/thebunker.jpg/)

 ;D ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ArcadeMaze on March 16, 2011, 03:09:53 AM
Cool, cool, cool!

Glad to see at least one window in there!

Bruno, this is your masterwork I believe, I have been waiting a while for this part of the saga. 

I think you can fit lairs v1 and v2 inside.

ArcadeMaze!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on March 16, 2011, 06:15:23 AM
So..............................Much.................................Room............................ !!! 


Love It !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Q*ris on March 16, 2011, 07:17:51 AM
Maybe you should already invest in some sort of fence...
...in order to keep the huuuge waiting lines a bit organised  ;)
(http://blog.scad.edu/bcasam20/files/2011/01/doorm.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on March 16, 2011, 12:52:34 PM
I am going to say it again: A M A Z I N G !!!
Just love it.

I think there are only two people on this earth doing this for a hobby : Sonic1992 and Darthnuno :-)
Fools .... not!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: shilmover on March 16, 2011, 03:03:25 PM
I think there are only two people on this earth doing this for a hobby : Sonic1992 and Darthnuno :-)
Fools .... not!

oh no... there are lots!  I know 2 people here locally that are buildng some.  1 is 2400 square feet, the other is 4000 (that's bigger than my house!).

here is another:  http://barncade.com


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 17, 2011, 06:31:55 PM
Great neon sign Scr33n  ;D

here is another:  http://barncade.com

Very impressive one  :o ...but wait the end of mine  ::) :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 17, 2011, 06:36:48 PM
...more ... more ... MORE ... MORE!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block23_more)

The day after...more into the V3 'Reloaded' Nuno's Lair  8)  :)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block23.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block24.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block23.jpg)


 :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: old school on March 17, 2011, 06:51:53 PM
Too fast !!

you use ROBOT ?

or maybe a giant tetris

 :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on March 17, 2011, 06:55:45 PM
I think there are only two people on this earth doing this for a hobby : Sonic1992 and Darthnuno :-)
Fools .... not!

oh no... there are lots!  I know 2 people here locally that are buildng some.  1 is 2400 square feet, the other is 4000 (that's bigger than my house!).

here is another:  http://barncade.com


Wooowwww .... but don't forget:

http://lunacityarcade.com/photos.htm

 :o :-* :-*





Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on March 17, 2011, 11:50:27 PM
Lunacity is a thing of the past.

Things really didn't go well with Peter some time ago.....he sold a lot (some ?) games....AFAIK....

There was a lot about it on KLOV forum.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: shilmover on March 18, 2011, 12:37:40 AM
Lunacity is a thing of the past.

Things really didn't go well with Peter some time ago.....he sold a lot (some ?) games....AFAIK....

There was a lot about it on KLOV forum.

He gave up on it due to personal things (AFAIK).  He tried to sell it complete, house, arcade, games...  then sold the games, except for all the good ones...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on March 18, 2011, 12:32:51 PM

Question: why didn't you build against V2? That way it was possible to have one big room.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Dazza on March 18, 2011, 01:41:16 PM

Question: why didn't you build against V2? That way it was possible to have one big room.

He did.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on March 18, 2011, 03:53:55 PM

Question: why didn't you build against V2? That way it was possible to have one big room.

Check out the pix again, you can see its butted up to V2,  It looks to me that he will remove the window, and make a passage there?    Also, it has space open on the side to get to the storage underneath of V2.


Considering the roof pitch, are you going to attach to the V2 roof Bruno?   Make it all look like one building? 


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 19, 2011, 10:46:42 AM
Check out the pix again, you can see its butted up to V2,  It looks to me that he will remove the window, and make a passage there?    Also, it has space open on the side to get to the storage underneath of V2.

That's it, yes. V2 will lead to V3  8)

Considering the roof pitch, are you going to attach to the V2 roof Bruno?   Make it all look like one building? 

Almost...there'll be a very small 'roof junction' between V2 & V3... it will be more easy to figure it on the pictures to come.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: funkycochise on March 19, 2011, 11:41:29 AM
LOL... no problem at all, even If I've to fit a R360 (Ops...stay tuned  ::) :P)
advised you can't plug this monster directly to normal power supply.
you need tri phased 380VAC...

damned, i never thought about it, but so  galaxian 3 should be.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 19, 2011, 11:48:25 AM
Yeps Pierre  ;)
...and speaking about that, I need to contact my electricity provider for asking information regarding the extra power I'll need to 'feed' all that stuff. I don't know yet if they will add more power to my existing installation or If I need a new one...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 19, 2011, 11:59:34 AM
From the inside... you will see the future junction with the back of the V2  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block26.jpg)

In order to understand why there won't be any connection between the V1 and the V3... I need to keep these stairs in order to access under the V1  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block27.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on March 19, 2011, 09:58:23 PM
Yeps Pierre  ;)
...and speaking about that, I need to contact my electricity provider for asking information regarding the extra power I'll need to 'feed' all that stuff. I don't know yet if they will add more power to my existing installation or If I need a new one...

I'm pretty sure you will have to have a seperate meter for V3, and possibly a second light bill.   If I were to add on to mine, The electric company would require it, as that I would overload my house circuit.... and they (usually) have a seperate bill for each meter.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Bods on March 21, 2011, 09:04:37 AM
Great work 8)

If I had the money and space I would have something this size too. I would love to buy my parents house, the land is good size and I could fit a double garage, workshop, arcade and cinema in there, the total building size you could do would be about 5m x 40+ meter long and section it up for the different parts, with the utility room leading it all housing a few machines leading you to the rest, but I would need a lot of money to get it built :lol:

This is looking awesome Bruno, can't wait for more updates ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 22, 2011, 06:00:00 PM
 ;)

quick update... some progress done  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block28.jpg)

Still enough space for ...the V4  :P  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on March 22, 2011, 06:27:00 PM
Still enough space for ...the V4  :P  ;D

 :o :o :shock:

it's a joke... or not... Bruno ??


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Alpha1 on March 22, 2011, 10:26:37 PM
;)

quick update... some progress done  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block28.jpg)

Still enough space for ...the V4  :P  ;D

Is that your building down at the bottom of the garden also? Needs some love but you could make another lair.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 26, 2011, 09:00:42 AM
Still enough space for ...the V4  :P  ;D
it's a joke... or not... Bruno ??

Well, let's finish the V3 and see...  ::) ;)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block28.jpg)
Is that your building down at the bottom of the garden also? Needs some love but you could make another lair.

Yes, it's still my garden. That small building is very to small and in a very bad shape. I keep garden tools and also ... few huge Galaxian Theater parts :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/bringb8.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/bringb9.jpg)

 ;D



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Alpha1 on March 26, 2011, 03:37:25 PM
You are lucky to have so much space


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: caincan on March 26, 2011, 04:38:40 PM
 :o for such vast place !   from the past years it didnt seem thay you had so much "green acres"  ;D,     did you "sketchup googled" or planified the alignment for your V3 setup already ?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 26, 2011, 04:54:44 PM
...did you "sketchup googled" or planified the alignment for your V3 setup already ?

It's funny you're asking that now... I've just got it few days ago for working on that  :P
But I need to practice sketchup first  :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 26, 2011, 05:06:08 PM
Here a tutorial:

http://forums.arcade-museum.com/showthread.php?t=126766 (http://forums.arcade-museum.com/showthread.php?t=126766)

There is no model of galaxian theater though, but i heard that muerto is quit handy with it..

anyway i found the namco bertolini galaxian and i am wondering where he found the bezel and marquee combi  ;)
that tight black line around the instructions comes from some place  ::)
i also like that he used the italian bezel, and the japan marquee..

you have to download it and view it to see the detail ofcourse

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=1fad4d9a8047e8bd56802c1861509c88&prevstart=0 (http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=1fad4d9a8047e8bd56802c1861509c88&prevstart=0)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Brry71 on April 10, 2011, 08:28:32 PM
Damn, no update in the last 14 days  :) Getting more and more curious how it's looking now....


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on April 11, 2011, 06:19:02 PM
Damn, no update in the last 14 days  :) Getting more and more curious how it looking now....


Yeah, Bruno.... Get that camera out!   :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on April 11, 2011, 08:46:29 PM
Yeps, I know I'm late on this... (not enough time for ALS these last weeks  :oops:) ... but stay tuned on this  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on April 16, 2011, 09:14:54 AM
Quick update  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block29.jpg)

Complete 'ventilated space' aeration ready + used water elimination.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block30.jpg)

'tools of the day'  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block31.jpg)

The only window of the V3  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block32.jpg)

Enough game for few games  ::) ;D :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block33.jpg)

...I would say yes  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on April 16, 2011, 09:45:15 AM
........ That is HUGE, how much space would you say you have left when the G3 is installed??


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on April 16, 2011, 09:48:53 AM
........ That is HUGE, how much space would you say you have left when the G3 is installed??

That new room has a size of 80m2 , and the surface of the Theater is 25m2  :P

I can't imagine how many 'usual' cabinets that new room would fit If I haven't the G3 to install  ::) :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: jcp on April 16, 2011, 01:13:50 PM
Wow : really HUGE  :o !


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on April 17, 2011, 12:00:04 PM
........ That is HUGE, how much space would you say you have left when the G3 is installed??

That new room has a size of 80m2 , and the surface of the Theater is 25m2  :P

I can't imagine how many 'usual' cabinets that new room would fit If I haven't the G3 to install  ::) :P


That is soooo nice, cant wait to se it finished, G3 installed ad up and running! - and hopefully, if im lucky, play some games there myself... :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on April 20, 2011, 12:54:11 PM
A stupid question, but why one window?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on April 20, 2011, 12:57:51 PM
A stupid question, but why one window?
Why not  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Belike on April 20, 2011, 02:38:51 PM
A stupid question, but why one window?
You don't need any natural light in a gameroom, only neon some fluorescent and uv. ;)
I guess that window is to let some fresh air in. :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Vnera on April 20, 2011, 03:17:26 PM
the toilet needs a window i think...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on April 20, 2011, 06:57:07 PM
LOL  ;D

Well, you all know I'm crazy, but ... I didn't want the full 100% 'no natural light', so I think having just one small opening to the 'real' world won't be too much  :)
In addition I don't want to be totally 'lost', without any 'natural' time indication... still nice to know if it's day or night time  :P
And if I really need the 'full dark room' ambiance, I'll just close the shutter  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on April 20, 2011, 07:55:34 PM
I sometimes regret not installing some windows, or a "roof window" in my gameroom, because when you want to work there, there is very little light...the only window is in the door...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on April 25, 2011, 09:36:28 AM
Let's enter the V3 by the main and huge (R360 'sized'...yes!) entrance  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block36.jpg)

'The Arcade Temple' would be also a nice name  ::) Who could draw hieroglyphs on these walls?  ;D  :arrow:
 
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block34.jpg)

You all wanted it... you all cried for it ...and there it is ... the *official Nuno's Lair V3* toilets (c) (tm)  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block35.jpg)

Stay Tuned  8)




Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Hi on April 25, 2011, 10:08:24 AM
Speechless   :o  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: AsPiC on April 25, 2011, 11:03:54 AM
Like Hi :shock:

But it's very very impressive :o


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on April 26, 2011, 12:56:35 PM
You are kidding about the toilet, right?  ???

Anyway, great progress. Looking awesome (big).


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on April 27, 2011, 10:21:39 AM
You are kidding about the toilet, right?  ???

Not at all  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block37.jpg)

...with water, toilets, foods, ... and games of course... in the same building, you can live in "total isolation"!  ;D ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Alpha1 on April 27, 2011, 11:25:22 AM
you need a window for the toilet! Or when someone needs to *sit down* it's gonna be a bit stinky lol.

(http://www.mycouponhandbook.com/Room-Sprays-350.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Blanka on April 27, 2011, 11:29:50 AM
Guess it will be pee-only. Maybe hang a urinoir instead of a full toilet seat.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on April 27, 2011, 12:51:23 PM
You guys never heard of this : ?

(http://www.pieksma.nl/shop/1940-1845-large/nedco-badtoiletventilator--trekkoord.jpg)

Or of you really want to go fancy :  ;D

(http://ezhomebuyers.com/images/Toilet_Tamer3.jpg)

Ps, dont spend all your toilet paper creating cabs  ;)

(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q252/arcadedrew/cabdesign1.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Alpha1 on April 27, 2011, 01:12:03 PM
Might need this on the side of the lair v3

(http://gb.fotolibra.com/images/previews/325198-industrial-heat-extractor-fan-outlets.jpeg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Belike on April 27, 2011, 01:53:34 PM
This toilet project has a huge interest as I see. ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on April 27, 2011, 02:01:58 PM
LOL  ;D

Well, I just would say that will be very useful  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on May 05, 2011, 08:49:08 PM
I would be too scared of having water pipes of ANY kind in the game room!  In our old home before we moved, we had pipes break and other disasters that each time almost got my collection!

So, for my game room... If you need to use the restroom, you'll need to go back in the house.

I'm not giving bad luck the chance!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 07, 2011, 10:23:33 AM
I'll really pay attention to that Barry. I'll check what will be the best solution for water pipes.   8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 07, 2011, 10:31:53 AM
I like the spring season...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block39.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block40.jpg)

...it adds poetry to my pictures  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block40.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block42.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_block41.jpg)

 :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on May 07, 2011, 02:58:44 PM
Very nice, it's actually more like summer this weekend ;)

I've just cap-kitted my G05-802 from the Asterock in the back-yard, it's great to solder outside ;)


That wall needs a nice mural painting....maybe a bit arcade related ;)

Seeing the "bricks" and the wall-pattern, I was thinking about Tutankham:
(http://www.arcade-museum.com/images/118/1181242184109.png)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on May 07, 2011, 03:23:33 PM
That wall needs a nice mural painting....maybe a bit arcade related ;)

Seeing the "bricks" and the wall-pattern, I was thinking about Tutankham:
(http://www.arcade-museum.com/images/118/1181242184109.png)

That is actually not a bad idea!!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: rmusick on May 09, 2011, 04:50:08 PM
Oh man if I was there right now. I would probably have to take an entire bottle of Zyrtec, My Allergies would kill me..  :shock:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 09, 2011, 07:58:11 PM
Oh man if I was there right now. I would probably have to take an entire bottle of Zyrtec, My Allergies would kill me..  :shock:

Guest what? I know Zyrtec... but when I take it, I fall to sleep  :(  I also have hay fever  :-\ A true nightmare some day! Not easy to live in the countryside with that.
And the worse in that, there's no definitive solution (as far as I know)... but I have to deal with that  :-\


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: subzero1970 on May 09, 2011, 08:21:40 PM
i have the condition perennial rhinitis - its like having hayfever all year round!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on May 09, 2011, 10:37:25 PM
Yup, I'm a victim too. I use Telfast pills.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Brry71 on May 10, 2011, 08:31:43 AM
Just wondering, since there is no Bob the Builder stuff around the V3 right now, when will the roof be placed? Or is it an open air arcade?  :)

Your garden is looking great right now!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on May 10, 2011, 08:54:53 AM
I guess first the G3 must be put in there or else the parts won't fit and also only then they can see how high the roof needs to be ;) ;) ;)



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: shilmover on May 11, 2011, 01:41:36 AM
Oh man if I was there right now. I would probably have to take an entire bottle of Zyrtec, My Allergies would kill me..  :shock:

And the worse in that, there's no definitive solution (as far as I know)...

Sure there is:

(http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/inspectors/images/suit1.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ombrenoire on May 29, 2011, 03:45:58 PM
The V3 it's amazing !   :twisted:

if you need an electrician or advice for electricity does not hesitate  ;)




Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 29, 2011, 06:40:23 PM
The V3 it's amazing !   :twisted:

if you need an electrician or advice for electricity does not hesitate  ;)


This is your job?! Wow!!! I appreciate the offer :) I'll contact you for few questions  :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ombrenoire on May 29, 2011, 06:42:15 PM
Yes it's my job in grand duché  ;D

No problem for few questions or more  :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on June 08, 2011, 07:40:07 PM
Bump...  Need Updates!!!!!  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on June 09, 2011, 07:09:49 PM
Well, I could not arrange with the company that was originally build the roof  :twisted: I'm now waiting for quotes from other "roof's building" companies.
Because of that, I've lost few months in this project... but still on the way  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarimania on June 23, 2011, 08:21:16 PM
I finished my gameroom toilets before you  :D :D ;D ;D



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on June 24, 2011, 06:55:26 AM
I finished my gameroom toilets before you  :D :D ;D ;D



Nice  ;D I'll probably do something similar  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Q*ris on June 24, 2011, 07:24:26 AM
This bathroom invasion looks awesome, good job!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on June 25, 2011, 07:25:29 PM
Here's some news :

Can you believe me if I tell you my wife called 6 weeks ago ... more than 35 roofing companies  :o :P Of course she didn't get in touch with a person all the time, but she left on the answering machines all the basic details (size of the roof, location and all the details to contact us back...)

Among these 35 companies, I got feed back from only 8 of them!
Among these 8 companies, 6 came to my place to take measures (the two other never came back to the appointments!)
So among the 6 left, I got so far only 2 quotations!!! Can you believe it!
And finally among these two quotations, one is from the initial personal I knew I would work with!

Yesterday, I gave my 'go for project' to him, the 33 other roofing companies can go to hell!

Conclusion : If you are searching for a new business, I strongly suggest you to create a roofing companies!  :pac: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on June 25, 2011, 10:56:33 PM
Had something a bit similar, but it was in the family, the (then) boyfriend of my niece would build my Gameroom. It took AGES to get any info, drawings etc. from him. Finally I was completely fed up with him and told him so.
Then I told this story to Ruud (we all know Ruud by now) who also has a construction business. Never seen anything go SO smoothly. Even though I didn't succeed in digging the trench in time, they finished that work for me and no problems at all afterwards. When it was raining they prepared the construction in their workplace then set it all up here. Everything was done on time and in good quality.
It was done before I realized it  :)

Of some companies it's amazing how they can survive, some obviously can pick their jobs....


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Q*ris on June 26, 2011, 01:18:35 PM
Same story here when we wanted to change the windows in our home.
I went to so many companies and left them all a file with pics detailed measurement and so on.
I even called them back to check if they had'nt forgotten me after 15 days.
Only one answered back in time, they were the local company from my village, the very first company I had in mind to work with.
It looks like nowadays in Belgium you have to be very thankful when a builder shows up on time and actually do his work correctly.
That's just my experience after owning a house for 2 years and asking many price quotes (and not receiveing so many info in return).


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Blanka on June 27, 2011, 08:25:28 PM
How come this topic has 170000 views? Did you make it on some big blog or something?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on June 27, 2011, 08:57:29 PM
Well, it's been running from 2005 so...also, it's a big inspiration to all of us, at least it was to me :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ombrenoire on June 27, 2011, 09:48:41 PM
The problem for the companies in one month it's holidays the calendar is full,  maybe :(





Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on June 27, 2011, 10:40:54 PM
The problem for the companies in one month it's holidays the calendar is full,  maybe :(

that could be, but a little email or a phonecall confirming that, is not too much too ask if you ask me.

companies that dont even respond are in my eyes just rude.

example;

[CTRL-R] "sorry due to holidays we are too busy atm to make any offers on new jobs, maybe after the holidays we can do something for you" [CTRL-ENTER]

that just took me less than one minute..  get my point ?  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ombrenoire on June 27, 2011, 10:44:32 PM
I agree but many companies don't have good comunication  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on June 28, 2011, 01:36:06 AM
How come this topic has 170000 views? Did you make it on some big blog or something?


It is because this is Bruno's original post from the beginning of DL fans and V1.... Kept the topic all together!
 ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on June 28, 2011, 12:40:14 PM

So among the 6 left, I got so far only 2 quotations!!! Can you believe it!
companies!  :pac: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost:

No offence but the roof job is for most companies not interesting. I mean, it is a too small job. Only companies who do not have 'enough' work will send you a quotation and mostly it is at a high price.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on June 28, 2011, 05:57:59 PM

So among the 6 left, I got so far only 2 quotations!!! Can you believe it!
companies!  :pac: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost:

No offence but the roof job is for most companies not interesting. I mean, it is a too small job. Only companies who do not have 'enough' work will send you a quotation and mostly it is at a high price.

I don't totally agree with that. The roof size will be 82m2, which is the same surface than a small house. In addition I'm asking for roof with insulation, so they can add more €€€ to the bill.
I precised them I'm not in a rush, and they can come between 'two bigger construction sites' if they prefer that... I'm very flexible, and because my construction is brand new (it's not a renovation), it's a very easy job for them. Those who came 'on site' all agreed with that..

For information, a got this morning a third quotation... but too late! (and much expensive anyway) They all promised me quotations within the week and it's now more than a month!  :-X


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on July 24, 2011, 06:46:45 PM
I'm back from my father's house, and I found an other toy from my past ...  :P  :arrow:

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

What a memories kick back! I didn't remember the additional custom decoration I've done on it  ::)
Anyway, I'll clean it and probably hang it in the game room... So 80's spirit!  :-*

While I'm here, some news about the roof. The work should be done by the end of September  ;)



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on July 24, 2011, 06:50:13 PM
Anyway, I'll clean it and probably hang it in the game room... So 80's spirit!  :-*

...and when I say 'clean it', I mean 'removing dust', not 'erasing' anything  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on July 24, 2011, 10:33:02 PM
I remember that too from my past, we (my friends and i) almost went everywhere on the skate board, good memories indeed !


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on July 26, 2011, 12:28:50 AM
Gonna beat the season change?   When do you expect to get snow & cold...  That slowed you down a bunch...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on July 27, 2011, 07:13:48 PM
Gonna beat the season change?   When do you expect to get snow & cold...  That slowed you down a bunch...

Yeps, that 'roof' story gives me more delay than expected  :oops: ... but at least it's on the way and it allows me to save some money 'tlll then  ::)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Wil2000 on August 18, 2011, 09:59:37 AM
Hey, I used to have exactely the same skateboard, and I painly remember how I exploded my left knee on it when I tried to get down on it on my garage  ;D
Don't know the english expression for "épanchement de synovie" but it was really painful, be careful if you climb on it again Bruno  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 25, 2011, 10:13:31 PM
Great! 2-mad provided (in this topic (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=2893.0)) an address of a shop in Germany/Europe where you can get... UV / black light carpet... hell yeah!

The website : http://www.klein-hagen.de/gebrneu/body_verkauf_neu.html

Three models available  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/carpet_BL1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/carpet_BL2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/carpet_BL3.jpg)

(left : under normal light / right : under black light)

...and it's even not too far to personally "road trip to" the shop and bring the stuff in less than an half of a day ... only 300km  ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/Carpet-Trip-Maybe.jpg)

I guess my choice is done  ::) Stay Tuned...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: 2-mad on August 25, 2011, 10:55:05 PM
So give me a call if you are here !, ,so we can meet us .. having a drink or something like that ..


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 26, 2011, 10:37:47 AM
So give me a call if you are here !, ,so we can meet us .. having a drink or something like that ..


Why not  :) Are you living close to that shop by the way?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: 2-mad on August 26, 2011, 10:39:05 AM
I think round about 40km away or something like that ..


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on August 26, 2011, 05:52:11 PM
hah! - i live close to you! look at the map (my surname)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/V3/Carpet-Trip-Maybe.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: 2-mad on August 26, 2011, 07:24:00 PM
Yep .. you all live near to me .. because here is the center of the world ...(öhm....)



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on August 26, 2011, 11:03:43 PM
Bruno, what about a carpet/painted floor like this: looks AWESOME!!!! (And even better if painted with florescent paint!)

(http://i.imgur.com/FnYIu.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Q*ris on August 26, 2011, 11:20:26 PM
Now we're talking! great design indeed.
On the other hand why does everybody wants to cover the floor of their gameroom with carpets?
I've never been to any real arcade back in the days that had carpets, it's more a casino thing imho.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on August 26, 2011, 11:54:52 PM
I agree. And it would be TOTALLY impractical for my gameroom....I still like the looks though !


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: 2-mad on August 27, 2011, 07:55:29 AM
Bruno, what about a carpet/painted floor like this: looks AWESOME!!!! (And even better if painted with florescent paint!)

(http://i.imgur.com/FnYIu.jpg)


After 5 or 15 Beer I can do a paint job like THIS ! ..


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on August 27, 2011, 10:29:44 AM
Ow that must be really disorienting to walk on. Don't really like it, the effect would be gone with lot's of cabs on it.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on August 29, 2011, 05:50:52 PM
Now we're talking! great design indeed.
On the other hand why does everybody wants to cover the floor of their gameroom with carpets?
I've never been to any real arcade back in the days that had carpets, it's more a casino thing imho.


Really?  ???

Every arcade that I went to had carpet, The nicer ones had the glowing carpet!   The original Yesterdays game room that I grew up in as a kid was done very simple...  Blue low pile carpeting on floor and 5' up the walls.  ( I guess they did this to avoid damaging the drywall and people leaning against the walls between games waiting their turn.   I guess I really didn't notice the carpet all that much... the glowing screens with amazing games kept my attention!   ;D  ;D  ;D  :ghost:  :spaceace:  :pac:


One other thing you might want to be aware of,  There is more of a dust problem with hard surface flooring.  Also, carpet controls echoing.

But as you do your own gameoom,  Personalization Rules!!  Enjoy!  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: gyruss on August 29, 2011, 06:12:49 PM
My local arcade also had red carpet, but it was part casino...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on September 06, 2011, 08:29:44 PM
Just checking in.....  Want Updates!      ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  :pac:  :ghost:  :spaceace:

Hope all's well,  Hope you get the roof situation settled soon!  Weather's a changin'.........


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 06, 2011, 08:40:04 PM
Yop, the roof is still scheduled for this month  :) I'll call the company for a precise date.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: McVenco on September 28, 2011, 01:04:01 PM
September is coming to an end, /me is eagerly awaiting an update ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 29, 2011, 08:59:04 PM
September is coming to an end, /me is eagerly awaiting an update ;)

Well, I still don't have a precise date. I called him last week and he promised me to do the work before the winter.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on September 29, 2011, 11:24:27 PM
September is coming to an end, /me is eagerly awaiting an update ;)

Well, I still don't have a precise date. I called him last week and he promised me to do the work before the winter.

I say, get that on black and white...  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on October 01, 2011, 10:34:00 AM
another example for the bathroom  ;)

(http://technabob.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/pacman_bathroom_2.jpg)
(http://technabob.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/pacman_bathroom_1.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on October 01, 2011, 11:08:40 AM
OOOOOOOHHHH Love that bezel-mirror !!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 01, 2011, 11:28:33 AM
another example for the bathroom  ;)

(http://technabob.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/pacman_bathroom_2.jpg)
(http://technabob.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/pacman_bathroom_1.jpg)

Yeps... I knew these pictures... and I had an idea similar to that  ::)  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on October 26, 2011, 09:23:50 AM
Well, it's been 25 days sience any update...
Is the roof there or?? If not, pick another builder, it's resession atm. and if he only can do it "before winther" i'd say he don't wanna do it, or he's to lazy!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ArcadeMaze on October 28, 2011, 05:59:57 AM
another example for the bathroom  ;)

(http://technabob.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/pacman_bathroom_2.jpg)
(http://technabob.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/pacman_bathroom_1.jpg)

Yeps... I knew these pictures... and I had an idea similar to that  ::)  ;)

When I looked at it it, I thought the tile was pretty cool, BUT that mirror took it to 11!  Very Nice.

ArcadeMaze!


P.S.   Oh yeah Nuno, where the heck is that roof?  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 28, 2011, 05:31:16 PM
No news so far, I'm gonna call 'Mr roof' early in November.
Regarding the delay, all the other companies I was in touch had busy schedules too  :-\  But I admit that delay starts to be a little bit 'long'  :oops:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on November 11, 2011, 06:36:51 AM
Hope you beat the snow!  Don't want your game room to be a snow ball arena! 

Can't wait for updates!  ;D  ;D  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 05, 2011, 10:46:39 PM
Speak with the guy today... rescheduled to ... 'somewhere' January  :evil: Hey! It was supposed to be done *before* the winter!
Well, he promises me to call me back by the end of this week with more details to give regarding the schedule! If I am not convinced, I will contact another company, but it will still waste time! I accepted his proposal SIX months ago :?

So here's the V3 at the moment... still no roof  :-X  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/tron/rain.jpg)

OK, while I'm here, let's try my last game room decoration 'in location' : a Tron Recognizer Neon (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=3166.msg43073#msg43073).

On the top of my Tron cab'  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/tron/Tron_Recognizer_Neon_6.jpg)

Note that this is NOT the final location. It's just a test, so I just put the Recognizer against the wall...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/tron/Tron_Recognizer_Neon_7.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/tron/Tron_Recognizer_Neon_8.jpg)

Let's turn down the general lightning...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/tron/Tron_Recognizer_Neon_9.jpg)

Damn'! I didn't pay attention? The AB marquee lightening is down?  :oops:

And what about the plasma ball? No so powerful compared to the 'Recognizer' neon  ::) 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on December 06, 2011, 07:21:37 AM
Ya know what would be a GREAT idea in the V3....  Making an animated Recognizer like in Flynn's Arcade, that was seen at the begining of the original movie!   You will have the room !!!!  ;)

Bet it wouldn't cost too much, seems like an easy build for a neon tech.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Gerry on December 06, 2011, 07:48:52 AM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/tron/rain.jpg)

At least you can invite some friends and do some ice-skating in your V3, when the rain freezes ;-).


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on December 06, 2011, 12:15:38 PM
Wtf! What a jerk! Just cant believe you as a contractor can do that to a costumer!!!

Another thing; if i was you Bruno, i would cover the top of the wall in plastic, so that the rain dont get into the wall - and expand during freezing temps, or course damage to the wall moist wise... Oh wait, the builder has to do that!!! Please tell him!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on December 06, 2011, 12:48:43 PM
Speak with the guy today... rescheduled to ... 'somewhere' January  :evil: Hey! It was supposed to be done *before* the winter!
Well, he promises me to call me back by the end of this week with more details to give regarding the schedule! If I am not convinced, I will contact another company, but it will still waste time! I accepted his proposal SIX months ago :?

As I said before, no-one is interested for such a small job. They will ask a high price and if you do not accept, they dont care less. Most will consider this a job 'in between'.
Sad but thru


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 08, 2011, 08:41:21 PM
Well, I contacted him and we found an arrangement (I skip the details...) to achieve the project before the end of January. Unless catastrophic weather condition of course ( :oops:).
Stay Tuned  8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: old school on February 03, 2012, 08:43:21 AM
February 3

We want , We need  news !!!

 ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on February 07, 2012, 07:48:17 PM
Well, the roof company is waiting for ... positive temperature before to confirm me the exact installation date. It should be very soon I hope...  :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Andyman on February 15, 2012, 12:26:51 PM
Read all 48 pages in one sitting as I have been awake for a long time, just awesome Bruno but like everyone else, UPDATES are needed !!

I should have had a roofing holiday in Belgium last year, machines would have been in there by now  ;)

Andy.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on February 22, 2012, 12:10:46 PM
[LIVE UPDATE] : The roof company just left my place few minutes ago. They came for a short 'Site Survey' before starting the delivery of the material, next week, and start the job. Fingers crossed now :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Alpha1 on February 22, 2012, 01:15:26 PM
[LIVE UPDATE] : The roof company just left my place few minutes ago. They came for a short 'Site Survey' before starting the delivery of the material, next week, and start the job. Fingers crossed now :P

w00t!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: McVenco on February 22, 2012, 01:33:01 PM
Time to start dusting off those Galaxian Theater parts!  :)


I hope the parts you keep in the little shed in the back of the garden haven't started rusting away though. It doesn't seem to have the best climate to store metal parts. Or is it not that bad?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: baritonomarchetto on February 22, 2012, 02:27:51 PM
Bruno, do you plan to install the Galaxian Theater in your V3 lair?  :o


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on February 22, 2012, 02:30:43 PM
Finally!!! Great news Bruno  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on February 22, 2012, 02:33:22 PM
_FINALLY_!!!!!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Gerry on February 22, 2012, 02:36:14 PM
I keep my fingers crossed that you can finally continue building your Lair V3.  :!:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ckong on February 22, 2012, 06:27:42 PM
Halleluja, the Lord is praised.  :spaceace: :spaceace:

I'm very happy for you Bruno, finally the waiting is almost over. Nice.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Superully on February 22, 2012, 07:11:35 PM
it's about time - i want to help you re-assemble the galaxian theater this summer!!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on February 22, 2012, 10:01:30 PM
I hear Ully is at his best at +34 degr. Celsius...... ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on February 26, 2012, 10:26:01 AM
Thanks for your morale support on this 'saga'  ;)

I hope the parts you keep in the little shed in the back of the garden haven't started rusting away though. It doesn't seem to have the best climate to store metal parts. Or is it not that bad?

Well, it will be also the surprise for me  :oops: I didn't check them since... I'll have a look next time I'll go in the back of the garden...

Bruno, do you plan to install the Galaxian Theater in your V3 lair?  :o

Hell Yeah! Nuno's Lair V³ ... stands for Galaxian³  :P

A very old teasing pic about that  ;D  :arrow:
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum2/teasingv3.jpg)

it's about time - i want to help you re-assemble the galaxian theater this summer!!!

Yeps! I'll need a lot of help for this  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on February 26, 2012, 10:42:43 AM
Organize a weekend, one day play, next day help (better, the other way around...) ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: aganim on February 27, 2012, 06:35:43 AM
Present for the reconstruction of Galaxian if you need help!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 10, 2012, 11:32:35 AM
Present for the reconstruction of Galaxian if you need help!

I note it  ;)

Ok, first elements of the roof  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/roof_parts.jpg)

It's coming!  :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on March 10, 2012, 05:28:16 PM
YESSSSSSSSSS!!! Finally ...  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Alpha1 on March 10, 2012, 10:47:20 PM
I note it  ;)

Ok, first elements of the roof  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/roof_parts.jpg)

It's coming!  :P

Is that tractor marks in the land or laser fire from the Zolgear?  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on March 11, 2012, 05:10:44 AM
It's good to see the big beams that will go the length of the lair, but where are they planning on using that pressure treated wood??  It's typically only used in spots that will be exposed to weather (i.e. decks) but not indoors (due to off gassing of nasty chemicals).


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 11, 2012, 06:44:48 AM
It's good to see the big beams that will go the length of the lair, but where are they planning on using that pressure treated wood??  It's typically only used in spots that will be exposed to weather (i.e. decks) but not indoors (due to off gassing of nasty chemicals).

They will be in the part of the toilet  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on March 11, 2012, 10:38:30 PM
They will be in the part of the toilet  ;D

 :shock:  :lol:

If I were to guess, I would say that it will be used as the rim joist.  Wood can't touch concrete, as it will pull moisture from the concrete (or brick) and rott away in very short amount of time.  Typically, this method of construction is not used in North America.  Instead, they use a gasket from either plastic or pink insulation foam under the wood.  This way, the untreated wood is separated.

Always interested in building techniques around the world.  Please keep detailed building instructions flowing on this forum.  :!: :!: :!:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on March 11, 2012, 11:35:06 PM
Heheh but they don't make flat roofs in the US either....like my gameroom has.
When I posted pics of my finished gameroom roof the US guys didn't think it was. finished :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on March 12, 2012, 05:33:12 AM
Residential, you're right .. But all shopping centers, buildings, a lot of garages all have flat roofs.

Flat roofs are not popular for residential construction because it's considered cheap up front, but more expensive in the long run.  Replacing shingles on a gable roof is 50-75% cheaper than re-roofing a flat roof.  Also, in northern climates (where you can go down to -30C or colder) gable roofs make more sense, as you can put more insulation in your roof, and save a lot of $$$ on heating/cooling. Due to the more open space in the roof it also allows for better venting (removal of moist air that will typically rot your roof and cause mold to form in your home!)

Lastly, gable roofs have better drainage.  Most roofers don't do the best job in roofing a flat roof.  I've seen flat roofs that have standing water after rain.  The only way this water goes away is through evaporation (or eventually getting into your house!)

The trick for roofs to last for a long time (30+ years before needing to reroof) is to get the water away from the area as fast as possible.



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: AsPiC on March 12, 2012, 06:08:22 PM
Present for the reconstruction of Galaxian if you need help!

I'm also in the galaxian theater reconstruction list :-*

It's good to see this big beam :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 24, 2012, 07:28:42 PM
Ladies and Gentleman,here's ...the roof   8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_roof.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on March 24, 2012, 07:56:42 PM
Well...... FINALLY!   :spaceace:
More pics please...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 24, 2012, 09:01:55 PM
Great !


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Gerry on March 25, 2012, 01:34:17 AM
 :)

I hope the building didn't take any damage while the roof was missing.

Hopefully the nice weather is encouraging further progress.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Superully on March 25, 2012, 09:01:29 AM
finally, bruno! can we get a picture of of three gamerooms next to each other?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on March 25, 2012, 10:09:03 AM
finally, bruno! can we get a picture of of three gamerooms next to each other?

+1  :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 25, 2012, 10:22:57 AM
First and part of the 2e page of this topic is missing pictures..  :'(


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 25, 2012, 02:29:17 PM
First and part of the 2e page of this topic is missing pictures..  :'(

Ops  :oops:

OK, fixed... it's because I don't use the url www.dragonslair.be anymore, where the first pictures were linked to...
Please inform me if you see missing pictures on old topics.

Right, I'll prepare new pictures of the V3 with the roof  8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on March 25, 2012, 11:36:01 PM
Congrats Bruno !!! I hear it's like a ballroom in there ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ckong on March 26, 2012, 02:04:39 PM
Looking good Bruno, now you will finally be able to gear up with your dreamcastle gameroom   :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Belike on March 26, 2012, 04:48:27 PM
I still don't belive, that there is a roof. ;D
Pics plíz!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on March 26, 2012, 08:15:29 PM
Look at the bright side .. the lack of a roof in the winter prevented animals from tacking over the place.  :)

Time for windows!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on March 26, 2012, 08:24:10 PM
Windows ? Windows ?? Not only is Bruno a Mac user, but who wants windows in a game room ?  ;D ;D ;D ;D

(http://gallery.me.com/andre.huijts/100392/DSCF2111/web.jpg) (OK, I have a window in my door. But I can blind it ;))


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on April 01, 2012, 06:04:24 PM
New pictures... live from the V3 *including THE roof*  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3-inside-roof-1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3-inside-roof-2.jpg)

...and this one... how the V3 look like, from the V2 'point of view'  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3-inside-roof-3.jpg)

 :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: old school on April 01, 2012, 06:09:32 PM
Looks good

welcome to Nuno MUSEUM V3

 ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ckong on April 01, 2012, 07:07:21 PM
that is huge!!!  :) Very nice bruno. do you have a timeschedule for the remianing works? And for the Grand Opening?  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on April 02, 2012, 12:34:59 AM
Cooollll!!!  :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Superully on April 02, 2012, 08:26:08 AM
really impressive bruno! is there a direct (foot) access from v2 to v3 or do you have to crawl through that window?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on April 04, 2012, 05:41:13 AM
really impressive bruno! is there a direct (foot) access from v2 to v3 or do you have to crawl through that window?

I believe that wall with that window will come down for the passageway between the buildings.   ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Gerry on April 04, 2012, 07:24:33 AM
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/pre8a.jpg)

After taking another look at the GALAXIAN THEATER I wonder how much space is left in V3 for other cabs after the installation of the GALAXIAN THEATER?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on April 04, 2012, 09:23:42 PM
really impressive bruno! is there a direct (foot) access from v2 to v3 or do you have to crawl through that window?

I believe that wall with that window will come down for the passageway between the buildings.   ;)

Yes, that window and a part of the wall will be removed in order to link v2 and v(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif) ... in one room  8)

After taking another look at the GALAXIAN THEATER I wonder how much space is left in V3 for other cabs after the installation of the GALAXIAN THEATER?

The V(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif) new room has a surface of a little bit less than 80 square meters. The GT-6 (aka 'Galaxian Theater') has a surface of approx 25 square meters... so I still have space left  8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on April 04, 2012, 10:09:34 PM
Exterior Shots!!!   Curious about what type of covering of roof you'll have...  Suggestion.. Lighter color for heat reflection & ultra low maintenance material, like metal!... and insulate insulate insulate!     ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on April 05, 2012, 01:10:39 AM
Looks good.

I can imagine that all your neighbours will know exactly when you're home.  That's when they experience electrical brown outs, dimming lights, and other strange electrical issues in their homes.   :lol:   Wow.. you'll need your own personal nuclear reactor to power all of this!!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: liquidx on April 05, 2012, 11:59:36 AM
Looks good.

I can imagine that all your neighbours will know exactly when you're home.  That's when they experience electrical brown outs, dimming lights, and other strange electrical issues in their homes.   :lol:   Wow.. you'll need your own personal nuclear reactor to power all of this!!!



If he gets that De Lorean he certainly will.



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on April 06, 2012, 10:09:19 AM
Exterior Shots!!!   Curious about what type of covering of roof you'll have...  Suggestion.. Lighter color for heat reflection & ultra low maintenance material, like metal!... and insulate insulate insulate!     ;)

Here's a photo taken this (cold) morning  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_roof2.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Belike on April 06, 2012, 10:41:05 AM
At last a proof, that you have roof. ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on April 06, 2012, 10:54:37 AM
At last a proof, that you have roof. ;D

...or I'm very good in photoshop?   ::) ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on April 06, 2012, 06:42:11 PM
...and this one... how the V3 look like, from the V2 'point of view'  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3-inside-roof-3.jpg)

Here's the same picture, but from the other side of the window  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_link.jpg)

So yes, that window will be removed and I'll open as large as I can that wall.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on April 06, 2012, 06:50:36 PM
Quite a drop in elevation between....  Steps or Ramp?   


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on April 06, 2012, 06:58:21 PM
Quite a drop in elevation between....  Steps or Ramp?   

Yes! Something like 80 or 90 cm (or 31-35 inch) if I remember well.
The size will decrease a little bit after concrete layer, wood, insulate, carpet or whatever, but it will still be a big level difference.
I'll decide it what to do later... maybe a removable ramp in wood just for moving cabinets in and out, and high steps permanently?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on April 06, 2012, 10:05:52 PM
why the difference in elevation of the floors?  Is it the way the ground slopes in your backyard?

In any case, having a few step is not a big deal .. arcades, casinos, amusement parks all have them.  As long as they're well lit, you'd be fine.

(with 31-35" drop, minimum code here would be 4-5 steps accordingly)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: McVenco on April 06, 2012, 11:17:38 PM
Since your Lair is a relatively dark space, you might want to make those steps a bit more visible. Something like this maybe?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/McVenco/stock-photo-stairs-detail-3922156.jpg)

I think this might look good actually  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on April 09, 2012, 09:48:56 AM
why the difference in elevation of the floors?  Is it the way the ground slopes in your backyard?

Yes, because of the ground. Here's a side view to illustrate  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/side-view.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on April 18, 2012, 11:49:47 PM
Hey bruno, i hoe youo got some room left for this "chair"  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFCRh-anfRg&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFCRh-anfRg&feature=related)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on April 19, 2012, 06:01:53 AM
I'm getting motion sickness just watching that video! As cool as it seems, I don't think it captures "real life" feelings of playing the game, no car moves that much in real life.  When I brake, I don't have the front of the car tilt 45 degrees forward!  Cool never the less..


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on April 19, 2012, 08:45:30 AM
Quite a drop in elevation between....  Steps or Ramp?   

Yes! Something like 80 or 90 cm (or 31-35 inch) if I remember well.
The size will decrease a little bit after concrete layer, wood, insulate, carpet or whatever, but it will still be a big level difference.
I'll decide it what to do later... maybe a removable ramp in wood just for moving cabinets in and out, and high steps permanently?

I think a ramp made of concrete (or wood if needed) would be best!  I think it would be awesome to walk from v2 to v3 and go down a nicely carpeted slope!  :D  Plus a big bonus with moving games in... Very Easy!   See if the contractors doing your flooring can make this happen! 


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on May 25, 2012, 02:58:21 AM
No update since April??


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: traveller on May 25, 2012, 05:05:17 PM
No update since April??
Nuno is a dad now, guess hes pretty busy  :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 29, 2012, 06:54:18 PM
Yes, It's true I'm really busy, but expect updates soon on this 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on June 17, 2012, 07:15:27 PM
Damn! I'm really l8te on this  :oops:

Ok, let's start with an easy thing... adding the only window of the room.  8)

I don't have to buy a new one, my father found one for me...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/v3_windows_1.jpg)

...but a little bit 'too high' for the existing hole...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/v3_windows_2.jpg)

...but the the job is finally done after the 'hole modification'...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/v3_windows_3.jpg)

Let there be light!  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/v3_windows_4.jpg)

As you can see, the window was placed high enough to allow a 'normal size' cabinet to be located there...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: skov on July 04, 2012, 11:39:46 AM
No news?, the excitement is unbearable :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on July 07, 2012, 08:12:29 AM
Ops, yes... I'm l8te on this... :oops:

OK, here's a new episode.

Well, remember, there is a small junction between the V1/V2 rooms and the new V3 room.
That new junction has a specific roof of course; but that specific roof wasn't include in the roofing company quote. So when they build the main V3 room, they installed something very 'light'. And here's what happens when raining too much  :oops:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/roof_to_fix_1.jpg)

Here's the temporary installation they've done... with simple roofing  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/roof_to_fix_0.jpg)

The major problem here : the surface is ... fully horizontal ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/roof_to_fix_2.jpg)

... meaning the water doesn't flow and stay here  :-X

In addition, there's no isolation water at all : no water seal, no silicone...nothing...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/roof_to_fix_3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/roof_to_fix_4.jpg)

Ok, let's call a real specialist to fix this ... my father!  8)

Let buy a new ladder... it's very high here (4 meters) :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/roof_to_fix_5.jpg)

...building a new structure, with a slope...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/roof_to_fix_6.jpg)

...and a real roof boards...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/roof_to_fix_7.jpg)

...and at the end of the day, the job is done :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/roof_to_fix_8.jpg)

Now this roof 'between the two building' is totally hermetic : water sealed, a new gutter connected to the first building.
And most important : no more water leak inside the room.  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Gerry on July 07, 2012, 11:50:43 AM
Thanks for the update  :). I hope your time allows for further periodical updates.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: emmanu888 on July 08, 2012, 01:51:54 AM
argh the suspense is killing me im just so excited that you begin reassembling the galaxian theater


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Superully on July 08, 2012, 09:34:41 AM
i still don't understand where those stairs are going ...

secret underground bunker?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on July 08, 2012, 09:52:20 AM
i still don't understand where those stairs are going ...
secret underground bunker?

It's a room for my garden tools and other tools 'non arcade related'  ;D ...
I can hear your next question... and the answer is NO : it's too small for an arcade workshop, the ceiling is too low, and the access via the stairs almost impossible for a standard cabinet!  :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Superully on July 08, 2012, 11:00:36 AM
I can hear your next question... and the answer is NO : it's too small for an arcade workshop, the ceiling is too low, and the access via the stairs almost impossible for a standard cabinet!  :P

very easy to fix that, bruno :arrow:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NpsTzGle1sI/TteSSmBzODI/AAAAAAAABK8/DkMM40Yjc9E/s1600/digdug.jpg)

;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on July 10, 2012, 05:25:21 PM
There was a second water problem, and this time, on the brand new roof!  :twisted:

After heavy rain... a puddle of water, under the main roof  :-X  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/last_drop_1.jpg)

...let's see where this water is coming from...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/last_drop_2.jpg)

...here!  :-X  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/last_drop_3.jpg)

Of course, I see that problem after paying the bill to the roof company...:?
Fortunately, they came back to fix the problem... but only 5 weeks l8ter!  :-\ An insulating seal was missing, under a tile from an external edge.
Damn! I'll remember all the problems I got regarding the roof! Let's hope it's behind me now. But I lost five weeks because of this...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: McVenco on July 10, 2012, 11:45:11 PM
So that means it's completely water sealed now? Great! Roll out the carpet and bring in the games!  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on July 11, 2012, 11:33:34 PM
Hell Yeah!

...and a machine is already ready for the next construction step!  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/nextchappe.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: McVenco on July 11, 2012, 11:48:46 PM
For the "chape" I presume?  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: AsPiC on July 12, 2012, 12:35:20 AM
One moment ! This photo was taken on 24 may 2012 ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on July 13, 2012, 01:59:53 PM
For the "chape" I presume?  :)

Yes "concrete topping" in English  :)

One moment ! This photo was taken on 24 may 2012 ;D

As always, in not in 'real time' mode  ;D (In fact I'm already playing with my Galaxian Theater in the V3)

Ok, here's the tool of the days  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3_chappe_1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3_chappe_2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3_chappe_3.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on July 13, 2012, 02:05:32 PM
(In fact I'm already playing with my Galaxian Theater in the V3)

Pics or its not happening at the moment!!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on July 16, 2012, 05:26:14 PM
I know what you  mean Bruno!!!!

Roof Leak Paranoia...  I'm always checking just in case. 

In our "old" house, many years back when I had most of my collection crammed in my bedroom, in the little side gameroom I made off my bedroom, the roof leaked.  I did a paranoid check during a thunderstorm, and drip drip drip right on one of my arcade games!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on July 19, 2012, 09:42:58 PM
And concrete topping applied  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3_chappe_4.jpg)

"Cats protection" for the following days  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3_chappe_5.jpg)

Few days l8ter, it's possible to walk in...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3_chappe_6.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3_chappe_7.jpg)

The recommended 'drying time' (in order to remove any humidity) is between 4-6 weeks, depending the temperature... so let's wait a little...  :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on July 25, 2012, 07:38:31 PM
...and 6 weeks l8ter, it's dry!

It's time to bring stuffs for the next step... the floor!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3_floor_0.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3_floor_2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3_floor_1.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ckong on July 25, 2012, 08:29:51 PM
Yeah!! It´s beginning to look like a room.  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on July 25, 2012, 09:48:46 PM
Yessssssssssssss!!! Good news!!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Nic-fryer on July 27, 2012, 07:21:31 AM
This games room(s) will be huge and awesome. I have read this from beginning to end. It is amazing what has happened in 6 years. Hope to see it finished soon

Nic


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Luigi on July 27, 2012, 07:27:12 AM
Can't wait to see the finished room with the games inside!! :)

Congrats on finding the leaking roof BEFORE the room was finished ;)



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on July 29, 2012, 06:40:41 AM
Thanks guys.

Floor construction...started  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3_floor_3.jpg)

Yeah...I'm slow... but it's due to lack of time...  :roll:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Nic-fryer on July 29, 2012, 07:21:01 AM
Looking good, it sucks being here in Australia, we have hardly any arcade machines around.

Can't wait to see you attempt to put the galaxian theater back together :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on July 29, 2012, 07:26:46 AM
Can't wait to see you attempt to put the galaxian theater back together :)

2012 WILL BE the Galaxian Theater year!  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on July 30, 2012, 05:59:08 PM
Can't wait to see you attempt to put the galaxian theater back together :)

2012 WILL BE the Galaxian Theater year!  ;)

I must have missed it in this thread, but will it fit in this room??  and if so, will there be any space left for other games in this room?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on July 30, 2012, 06:18:49 PM
I must have missed it in this thread, but will it fit in this room??  and if so, will there be any space left for other games in this room?

Hell Yeah! I've built this room (V3) almost only because of the G3  8)
The Galaxian Theater surface is 25m2... and the V3 room surface is 80m2 (and yes, tall enough)  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Tom#2-JP on July 30, 2012, 07:54:17 PM
addition information
Space required for G3 is 5000mm(W) ☓ 5000mm(D) ☓ 2500mm(H)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: caincan on July 30, 2012, 10:10:55 PM
and so after that phenomenon,  you can climb higher and various. you'll add some candycabs japanese & more pinballs ?  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: baritonomarchetto on July 31, 2012, 08:35:26 AM
I'm sure the report of this re-assembly will be great!  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on July 31, 2012, 10:02:24 PM
addition information
Space required for G3 is 5000mm(W) ☓ 5000mm(D) ☓ 2500mm(H)

Yes, that is the values also written on the Galaxian Theater flyer.
What would be the minimum empty space to leave between the walls and the Theater? Can it be assembled against the walls?

I've just tried google sketchup for the first time... I've done this in order to show you the V3 surface, including the Galaxian Theater.
Note that is the first preview... the room dimensions are not accurate, and things are missing... it's just my first attempt, but it already gives you an idea about the room...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3ske.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on August 01, 2012, 12:33:29 AM
I like the idea of having it back into a wall, but it will probably feel better if it was in the middle of the wall with space on each side to fill with a game or 2.. it also makes the theater look like the center piece of the room, rather than something filled in afterwards.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on August 01, 2012, 12:34:53 AM
In addition, I know that you've been collecting some spare parts (LD players for example) what about the actual projectors?  Were you planning on using those analog beasts, or were you go upgrade to something more modern (smaller, sharper and uses a lot less power) ??


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: baritonomarchetto on August 01, 2012, 08:39:54 AM
Google sketchup is a very good tool to plan gamerooms  ;)

Bruno, try placing the theather in the middle of the room and see if you can place some cabinets close to the walls...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Gerry on August 01, 2012, 09:22:39 AM
I like the idea of having it back into a wall, but it will probably feel better if it was in the middle of the wall with space on each side to fill with a game or 2.. it also makes the theater look like the center piece of the room, rather than something filled in afterwards.

Quote
Bruno, try placing the theather in the middle of the room and see if you can place some cabinets close to the walls...

I second that! The theater would be a kind of natural room divider.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Luigi on August 01, 2012, 09:55:54 AM
Bruno, if you just started with Sketchup, do you know that you can enter the dimensions simply after setting the startpoint? For example to draw a rectanlge simply click on the starting point an then enter the dimension, separated with a ;   Be sure to set Sketchup to metric dimensions (or whatever you prefer) :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ckong on August 01, 2012, 04:10:50 PM
2012 WILL BE the Galaxian Theater year!  ;)

Great news, when are tickets avaialable?  :D

And yes, a few Candy Cabs alongside will make the picture complete.  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 02, 2012, 07:36:44 PM
Bruno, if you just started with Sketchup, do you know that you can enter the dimensions simply after setting the startpoint? For example to draw a rectanlge simply click on the starting point an then enter the dimension, separated with a ;   Be sure to set Sketchup to metric dimensions (or whatever you prefer) :)

Yeps, but I've used for that first draft the 'outside' values of the room. I'll create a new project with the 'real internal' values, which should me more like 7,60m x 9,75m, when removed the size of the walls, and other insulation parts (which are estimated atm).

In addition, I know that you've been collecting some spare parts (LD players for example) what about the actual projectors?  Were you planning on using those analog beasts, or were you go upgrade to something more modern (smaller, sharper and uses a lot less power) ??

Yes, I have some spare parts, but I also have the idea to try more 'modern' projectors.

Bruno, try placing the teather in the middle of the room and see if you can place some cabinets close to the walls...

It's a cool idea. I'll figure out if it's an 'accurate' location for the GT6 (Galaxian Theater model name, but you all know this  ::) ;D). The idea is to also have as much space as possible for other games...

2012 WILL BE the Galaxian Theater year!  ;)

Great news, when are tickets avaialable?  :D

Hehe, there'll be a run of 50 'collector' tickets  ;D ! Can't wait too  :P :P :P

OK, back the the floor...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3_floor_4.jpg)

...let's say it's 95% done  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3_floor_5.jpg)

I'll put the last pieces when the door (already ordered) will be there, or when I'll have a better way to close the hole of the *missing* door.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on August 02, 2012, 07:44:57 PM
Looking good Bruno! - you must be waiting in aggravation to put the G3 up now!!!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 02, 2012, 07:47:55 PM
Looking good Bruno! - you must be waiting in aggravation to put the G3 up now!!!!

Hell Yeah! I'm waiting that for a loooooong time... things will accelerate now  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Superully on August 02, 2012, 07:52:01 PM
Hell Yeah! I'm waiting that for a loooooong time... things will accelerate now  ;)

hell yeah!!! my offer still stands: if you need help putting together that monster, i'll be there ... :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Tom#2-JP on August 02, 2012, 09:52:41 PM
What would be the minimum empty space to leave between the walls and the Theater? Can it be assembled against the walls?

no empty space for the Theater.
It has opened a space in the photo above is due to a circuit breaker or put things.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Belike on August 02, 2012, 09:58:17 PM
Did you make that floor by yourself? :o


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 02, 2012, 10:04:24 PM
Did you make that floor by yourself? :o

Yeps, these OSB panels are really easy to assemble. In addition, I've done exactly the same job for the V1 and V2... 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 02, 2012, 10:25:10 PM
What would be the minimum empty space to leave between the walls and the Theater? Can it be assembled against the walls?
no empty space for the Theater.
It has opened a space in the photo above is due to a circuit breaker or put things.

Just to be 100% sure, you confirm I can do this?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3ske2.jpg)

GT6 against the 2 walls, no empty space where the 2 red arrows are located in my picture?

That's a good new, it means no waste of empty space!  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on August 02, 2012, 10:36:09 PM
Awesome!!!! Google Sketch rewls!!!!!!! N n n


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: polaris on August 03, 2012, 12:34:04 AM
I don't know why you plan so much, just build it, if you don't like where the GT-6 is you can always move it  :twisted: :twisted: :D :D

The closer this comes to reality the more insane it seems, it's so big next to those cab renders  :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Tom#2-JP on August 04, 2012, 07:44:19 AM
What would be the minimum empty space to leave between the walls and the Theater? Can it be assembled against the walls?
no empty space for the Theater.
It has opened a space in the photo above is due to a circuit breaker or put things.

Just to be 100% sure, you confirm I can do this?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3ske2.jpg)

GT6 against the 2 walls, no empty space where the 2 red arrows are located in my picture?


>Just to be 100% sure, you confirm I can do this?
Because I am past and have looked at the place where two faced the wall of the housing, there does not seem to be the problem.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 05, 2012, 07:53:29 AM
OK, thanks.

After closer examination, I won't be accurate to put the GT6 in the middle of the back wall, in terms of free space left for other cabinets/playing comfort for players. So I'll stay on my initial idea : keeping the Theater in that corner.

Next step : first layer of the wall insulation. Let's use tiles (2m x 1m) of expanded polystyrene :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3_chevron_1.jpg)

Yeah! It was a raining day...and the only windows was covered by the tile  ;D

As seen from the V3  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3_chevron_2.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Russ J on August 05, 2012, 10:34:51 AM
This for me is one fantastic thread Bruno...I've read it from the beginning a good few weeks back and its great to see it progressing day by day/month by month/year by year 8))

Really love the original 'lair's' but it think the bad boy that's gonna be version 3 tops the lot  8)

I'm so jealous can you come over to the UK (Leeds) and build me one please  :oops:  ;)

I'm keeping a very close eye on this thread...

Awesome work so far Bruno  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: caincan on August 05, 2012, 11:37:43 AM
After closer examination, I won't be accurate to put the GT6 in the middle of the back wall, in terms of free space left for other cabinets/playing comfort for players. So I'll stay on my initial idea : keeping the Theater in that corner.

 :spaceace: these are jedi words full of sense !    it would have been illogic to put it in middle,  it's a space eater...   and if you remember some 3D mame videos,  one has the purpose of a central room with arcades all around.  and  it was seemed awful !!! for players comfort and machines to put them all around a central cube..    and who knows if he finds a R360 ?  :!:

if you fulfill all this V3 in working order for the 25th of december,  you would have the christmas of your lifetime  8) (and add hope motivation to other who think about doing gamerooms !  ;))


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Nic-fryer on August 05, 2012, 11:48:52 AM
If I remember correctly it took two days to dismantle the galaxian theaterand another few days to distribute all the pieces, how long do you think it will take to put back together?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 05, 2012, 12:48:59 PM
I'm so jealous can you come over to the UK (Leeds) and build me one please  :oops:  ;)

You'll be more than welcome to come here  ;)
   and who knows if he finds a R360 ?  :!:

That maybe my last project ... V4 aka V360  ::)

If I remember correctly it took two days to dismantle the galaxian theater and another few days to distribute all the pieces, how long do you think it will take to put back together?

I don't know TBH. But whatever... depending how the logistic will go first... I have to bring back all the parts in the V3, examine them, clean them... not sure It can be done 'one shoot'... We will see  :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Nic-fryer on August 05, 2012, 12:52:04 PM
If I remember correctly it took two days to dismantle the galaxian theater and another few days to distribute all the pieces, how long do you think it will take to put back together?

I don't know TBH. But whatever... depending how the logistic will go first... I have to bring back all the parts in the V3, examine them, clean them... not sure It can be done 'one shoot'... We will see  :P

All those pieces have probably collected so much dust and dirt they will need a good clean. You'll probably need a lot of paid helpers for that.

Nic Fryer


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on August 05, 2012, 03:37:09 PM
You know Bruno, you will never be able to sell this house once done! What will the new owners do with all these strange window-less buildings in the back, and what would you do with all your machines when you'd want to move!?

One day they'll have to put you into the ground in your backyard!   :shock: :shock: :shock:   ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on August 05, 2012, 04:06:10 PM
And there is still plenty of space for that  ;D ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: caincan on August 05, 2012, 05:28:13 PM
One day they'll have to put you into the ground in your backyard!   :shock: :shock: :shock:   ;D

 :shock: :!: remember the hole basement in V1 ?  that's his secret purpose of funeral  ;D.

Batman neither couldnt sell his batcave with all the stuff  :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 12, 2012, 11:13:24 PM
Some progress done... it starts to look nice  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3_chevron_3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3_chevron_4.jpg)

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Luigi on August 13, 2012, 09:01:09 AM
Some progress done... it starts to look nice  8)  :arrow:


indeed!!!  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ronald Reagan on August 13, 2012, 10:31:35 AM
impressive  :ghost: :ghost:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: TimePilot on August 13, 2012, 08:01:03 PM
YES!!! very nice Bruno!!! :-*


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on August 13, 2012, 09:55:56 PM
Every time I log in here, every time there's something awesome to see. God job there Bruno. I look forward to see it ready and in action.

Basically you're building a *house* for your Galaxian III game, yes? That's dedication. A dedicated house.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 14, 2012, 08:32:22 AM
Thanks guys! Yes, more than never I really need your moral support... the biggest part of the job is now behind me, but still a lot to do!  :P
This takes most of my free time... I can't really progress (or even start) on my games restorations ... 'til that room is not ready  :oops:

Basically you're building a *house* for your Galaxian III game, yes? That's dedication. A dedicated house.

Yeps! In short  :arrow: Nuno's V(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif) stands for Galaxian(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif)  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Nic-fryer on August 14, 2012, 08:54:35 AM
Will you do the ceiling in the V3 the same as V1 & V2?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 14, 2012, 09:07:33 AM
Will you do the ceiling in the V3 the same as V1 & V2?

Nope, the ceiling will stay like that. It would be to much work to build a cap ceiling.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Nic-fryer on August 14, 2012, 10:31:40 AM
Will you do the ceiling in the V3 the same as V1 & V2?

Nope, the ceiling will stay like that. It would be to much work to build a cap ceiling.

You could paint it black so that it at least looks the same :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on August 14, 2012, 10:54:31 AM
Still it's impressive to see how you can build a house like that from scratch.

Can I ask you, Bruno, what is your profession? You seem to know your way around construction, not to mention your father must be a real grand master?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ckong on August 14, 2012, 12:16:12 PM
Looooooking gooooood  :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Q*ris on August 14, 2012, 01:26:28 PM
Go Bruno, Go!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on August 14, 2012, 04:30:39 PM
Looking Great Bruno!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How are you going to heat and cool the new room?   I forget, I don't think you have the same problems with temperature and humidity like we do here.

And this is at 9:01 AM !! 


(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h60/sonic_1992/temps.jpg)

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h60/sonic_1992/extreme-fuuuu-781.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 14, 2012, 05:59:13 PM
You could paint it black so that it at least looks the same :)

Nice idea indeed, but there is a kind of 'plastic film' sticked on the roof. It seems not easy to remove... I prefer to let it 'as is' for the moment. I'll ask to the roof company who to proceed, and the real purpose of this plastic film...

You seem to know your way around construction, not to mention your father must be a real grand master?

Well, I'm doing basically the same job done the V1 & V2 game rooms. In addition, my father is a carpenter/mason... it helps a lot  ;D

How are you going to heat and cool the new room?   I forget, I don't think you have the same problems with temperature and humidity like we do here.

I should use an electricity radiator to warm, but need some investigation to pick up the right one.
Well, I don't think I'll need something to cool the room... I'm not living in a furnace like you  ;D I'll do what I'm doing when it's too hot in the game room : I open the doors  ;) Working well so far.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on August 14, 2012, 09:12:29 PM
Simply awesome, Bruno. You know, I'm a great fan of people who use their land to the limits of usage. Sadly I have no land to use because I live in an appartment. You have used your land optimally for a really good purpose. Beside your own pleasure, primarily for the preservation of this vintage amusement hardware, Galaxian III.

I think, at least in a clultural sense, such conduct should be sponsored by community / tax funds. These large machines aren't available today, only a few people are in possession of one. When I see how well you take care of yours, I wish that I were a billionaire so that I could wiz up a top secure climate controlled glass building for it on your land, with your permission ofcourse. People would see what it is, learn how to play it, and apretiate the superb digital interactive art once produced by the japanese amusement companies.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on August 15, 2012, 12:02:45 AM

Bruno:
Thanks guys! Yes, more than never I really need your moral support... the biggest part of the job is now behind me, but still a lot to do!  :P
This takes most of my free time... I can't really progress (or even start) on my games restorations ... 'til that room is not ready  :oops:


Please tell me you won't do any dirty dusty work in that new room!    :o     Touch up paint is ok with a drop cloth!!!!!    ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on August 15, 2012, 09:29:01 AM
Electrical heating is very expensive in terms of electricity consumption. An airco that can also heat is much more energy efficient when heating because it works as a heat pump:

Heat pumps are used to provide heating because less high-grade (i.e., low-entropy) energy is required for their operation, than appears in the released heat. In general, most of the energy for heating in such systems comes from the external environment, and only a fraction comes from the high-grade energy source. For example, in an electrically powered heat pump, the heat power released to the conditioned environment can be typically two or three times larger than the electrical power consumed, making the system efficiency 200 or 300%, as opposed to the 100% efficiency of a conventional electrical heater, in which all heat is produced from input electrical energy

Quote from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_pump

So airco will be much cheaper in the long run. Do get a pro to do it though, you will need the correct size airco for that large room ( a small unit cannot cope) and getting the pipes completely air and moist free is undoable.
If there stays air or moist in the system it will die soon....


Looking great by the way !! Starts to look like Europe's own ACAM/ Fun Spot :)



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 15, 2012, 10:33:59 AM
I think, at least in a cultural sense, such conduct should be sponsored by community / tax funds. These large machines aren't available today, only a few people are in possession of one.

I've few ideas in that way. I'll take care of this when the construction will be done. Not sure how far I can go atm tbh...  8)

Please tell me you won't do any dirty dusty work in that new room!    :o     Touch up paint is ok with a drop cloth!!!!!    ;)

No no! Don't worry, I don't plan to do a workshop inside the V3! ;)

Electrical heating is very expensive in terms of electricity consumption. An airco that can also heat is much more energy efficient when heating because it works as a heat pump:

OK André, I'll also check that way.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 16, 2012, 07:10:08 PM
Ok, as you can see, the first layer of the walls insulation is done. The rafters on wall are also ready :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3_elec_3.jpg)

Before going further... It is time for the BIG step of ... the electricity!

Because the V3 is too big, I won't risk to 'improvise' the electricity map like I did in the previous lairs... I really need a specialist!

I remember a cool proposition from 'ombrenoire' (meaning 'black shadow' in english) to provide me help   :arrow:

The V3 it's amazing !   :twisted:
if you need an electrician or advice for electricity does not hesitate  ;)

Hell yeah! I've a TON of questions regarding 'how to energize that V3 big boy  ::) :P

So after few mails with him, and then many phone calls, it's time for him to come 'on site' for the official site survey  ;D He is living very close to me... it helps  8)

Here's the first draft done to show him how the V3 electricity setup should be ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3_elec_1.jpg)

Each shape shows a specific circuit line...

Now, here's how I see the lights inside the V3.

Two switches for two different 'light ambiance'.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3_elec_2.jpg)

Remembers, this is the first drafts, things should evolve a little, but you got the idea  8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ombrenoire on August 16, 2012, 10:34:17 PM
i like this part ! Electricity  :twisted:



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: BigPanik on August 17, 2012, 12:50:05 AM
"Black shadow" and the light was?  ;D



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 17, 2012, 06:42:54 AM
Youre making great progress Bruno !
Very Cool !  :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on August 17, 2012, 12:38:19 PM

Maybe you should also provide some electricity contacts in the middle of the floor. So you can still place about 4 cabinets in the middle of the V3.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: AsPiC on August 17, 2012, 12:44:18 PM

Maybe you should also provide some electricity contacts in the middle of the floor. So you can still place about 4 cabinets in the middle of the V3.

It's a very very god idea !!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ombrenoire on August 17, 2012, 07:45:34 PM
"Black shadow" and the light was?  ;D



Héhé  my master ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: caincan on August 17, 2012, 09:34:01 PM
ombrenoire is a good jedi in future  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 18, 2012, 07:26:07 PM

Maybe you should also provide some electricity contacts in the middle of the floor. So you can still place about 4 cabinets in the middle of the V3.

Yes, that an addition to the 'draft' plan. A dedicated circuit will come from the the ceiling in order to power a dozen of cabinets.

A date has been set with OmbreNoire for doing together all the 'electricity' part. It should take an entire day of work. But before his coming, I need to prepare few things...

So let's start to buy few things...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3el1.jpg)

Yes, I'm tired to use my 8 old years drill that doesn't work anymore and make the job harder!  :evil:

40 (yes, FORTY) fluorescent tubes... LOL, yes you all know I'm fan of that  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3el2.jpg)

...and other electricity stuff...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3el3.jpg)

...to be validated by OmbreNoire  ;)

I know there is much more to buy... but it's a start!  ::)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: learnedrobb on August 19, 2012, 05:03:28 PM
Your dedication to building your dream games room is outstanding!

I just wish I had both the location (I live in a 1 bed apartment) and resources (too much credit crunch related debt, and a wife to support) to do something similar  :(

One day....


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 25, 2012, 11:54:41 PM
Your dedication to building your dream games room is outstanding!

I just wish I had both the location (I live in a 1 bed apartment) and resources (too much credit crunch related debt, and a wife to support) to do something similar  :(

One day....

Thanks! Your 'moral' support is very important!  :)

I must confess I'll be happy when that room will be finished! I'm a little bit tired to spend all my free time on 'house building' stuff! After my family of course, I would prefer to spend the rest of my 'precious' free time to cabinets renovation (you should see the list of cabinets waiting their turn!), improving the website/board (a LOT of road trips unpublished!), Galaxian3 stuff and other ALS related things  :oops: ...but yes, I know at the end the entire new game room will give me entire satisfaction and will worth all the efforts and money spent!

Hey, see that beautiful red sky over the V1  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/amazing_red_sky.jpg)

Expect a lot of updates very soon!  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Cyril on August 26, 2012, 11:55:58 PM
Expect a lot of updates very soon!  ;)

We can not wait  ;)

I come every day in the hope of getting my dose of new photo.

You do a phenomenal job, but mostly you transcribed with passion and that's it that makes us addicted.

GO BRUNO GO!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: caincan on August 27, 2012, 01:38:23 PM
yep we're not in the usa.  it's an important matter in Europe because so rare are the "big" gamerooms projects to motivate ourselves.

and who knows, if fate decides and he becomes a very good show or movie director  :wink:, cyril could do a big gameroom one day too  :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 27, 2012, 10:52:25 PM
Thanks guys, and welcome to you to this board, Cyril.  :)

Glad you like to follow this 'loooooooooong story'. Sorry for the lack of update, I really have all the materials for many pictures and a lot of details, but I just don't have enough time  :oops: ... anyway, I'll do my best to update more often!  :P

OK, before the coming of 'ombrenoire' for the electricity part, we need to bring power from the source of my house, into the V3.
So, let's re use the trench done few years ago for the V1...digging time  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3el4.jpg)

(you can guess on the picture the existing red 'V1' pipe)

Of course, we have to extend the trench to the V3.
Not sure so far how much power I'll need for all my stuff, but it any case, the new cable will have to start for the main power arrival into my house, so If I have to upgrade it (more power) if needed, the cable will be on the perfect location.

And the famous hole done in the V3 for the new cable to come of course  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3el5.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Wil2000 on August 28, 2012, 12:35:52 PM
Bruno, did you ever thought about using solar panels on every of your gaming rooms, in order to gain back some electricity? This could pay a bit of the expensive warming bills that these rooms must cost to you?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 28, 2012, 09:10:31 PM
Bruno, did you ever thought about using solar panels on every of your gaming rooms, in order to gain back some electricity? This could pay a bit of the expensive warming bills that these rooms must cost to you?

Yes, I guess it will be a natural move...but just can't do it for the moment. I'm sure it'll be a good investment, not only for the game room, but also for my house.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 28, 2012, 09:57:26 PM
Let's fix the power sockets ... here's few of them :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3el6.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3el7.jpg)

Cannot use one socket per game, it would be too much sockets to install, and definitely not enough at the end, so...  ::)  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on August 29, 2012, 03:52:29 AM
Wow.. Interesting.  In north America, it's against building code to build walls with 2x4 wood with the 4" side being parallel with the wall (this makes the wall cavity only 1.5" wide - not enought for plumbing and other goodies you might want to run in there nor enough space for minimum insulation standards)

Do you even need permits to build your lair?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on August 29, 2012, 05:45:02 AM


Cannot use one socket per game, it would be too much sockets to install, and definitely not enough at the end, so...

Yes, I did the same too, You can get heavy duty power strips to plug games into, and it will give you more options for game placement.   ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: McVenco on August 29, 2012, 09:18:03 AM
Wow.. Interesting.  In north America, it's against building code to build walls with 2x4 wood with the 4" side being parallel with the wall (this makes the wall cavity only 1.5" wide - not enought for plumbing and other goodies you might want to run in there nor enough space for minimum insulation standards)

Do you even need permits to build your lair?


You forget that the outside is a 10 or 12" thick (or something about that) stone wall. The wooden frame is mostly just there to hold the insulation and the wiring, it doesn't have any other constructional function.

If you read back in this thread, you can see more examples how the total construction of the wall works (and Nuno did need permits indeed, even with official drawings from an architect).



On topic: good to see that the V3 is finally getting somewhere! I'm getting more and more jealous for having a huge space like this for your hobby (I just have a not too big attic and a small shed in the backyard)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on August 29, 2012, 09:42:47 AM
I would like to see Brunos complete land-drawing, with measurements and borders. He seems to have a good piece land there, makes me wonder how large.

Bruno lives in Belgium, yes? Where in Belgium?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on August 29, 2012, 11:10:36 AM
And yes, of course we need permits to build things in Europe, we are not third world here......
I think we probably have stricter rules too. At least we build a lot stronger buildings.
We use brick, concrete etc. for homes usually, in the US its mostly wood....


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on August 29, 2012, 12:49:30 PM
Bruno lives in Belgium, yes? Where in Belgium?

If I am not mistaken he lives in the far south corner next to Luxembourg. About 300km from my step door (@ Antwerp).



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on August 29, 2012, 01:48:29 PM
I'd like to ask Bruno if he could please provide me a sattellite picture of his land piece. I am very curious about the plan of the building from top view. Actually, Bruno's project there is inspiring me to the limit of buying a house with some land myself, however well I like it where I currently live. Space, square meters, are a rare blessing these days unless your're a farmer or live in the countryside.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on August 29, 2012, 02:10:51 PM
I will make some example...

I will create a new thread, ok?

wait... Done.

If you look under here http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=3845.new#new (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=3845.new#new) you can see what I mean.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on August 29, 2012, 02:24:50 PM
I don't think putting a location where (estimate) 80+ classic arcade games can be found on a public forum is wise.

But that is just MHO of course....


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on August 29, 2012, 02:30:34 PM
Aha, yes. Well, I thought of that as well. But you never need to reveal too much about the exact location. I am simply suggesting a brief introduction to the type of living, area looks and a general pictures. Not exact addresses, that would be too obvious for theives and criminals. Ofcourse, I still have a few brain cells left from last newyears-party.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on August 29, 2012, 02:34:21 PM
Wouldn't the games be too heavy for any theif to take? I mean, personally I'd think that any place within a populated area isn't liable to be robbed. Like I live on the third floor which is quite high up, and I'm pretty well known around here, my neighbors know me, they water my plants, feed my cats while I'm gone. I must say that I'm not the least bit worried about any brake-in. But, maybe I am too naive?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on August 29, 2012, 02:34:39 PM
In some situations, like Bruno's I think an address is not necessary....a google maps picture with an area is enough to do some searching and find the address...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on August 29, 2012, 02:39:07 PM
Aha. Well, ok. But still, I am not interested in particular address. Just a physical view basically. It is not very important. I was only a curious. No problems I hope.

Actually, I am the landlord within my housing association here, and we have infact had a couple of break-ins over the years. But in both these instances it has been obvious that it is an inside job, sadly within their family, because the theives knew exqactly where to look, and what time people were out. We actually bought new doors for them afterwards. And their neighbors bought expensive security doors/ break-in-proof doors later.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on August 29, 2012, 02:40:04 PM
But, maybe I am too naive?

My car got stolen this year and I consider myself to live in a safe sub-urb. Bad luck for the thieves as I repossessed it within a couple of hours...

I don't think the average thief will be interested in classic arcade games. They are way too heavy to move and much harder to "move" after they would have stolen them, I mean sell it...besides the community is so small it will be easily detected within the "scene".

However.....I don't like taking risks....and you never know who is reading this.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on August 29, 2012, 02:42:12 PM
Ofcourse, Level4. I can't argue with that. You're right.

Nnnngh, now I've spoiled the thread here. Sorry about it. I always do that.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on August 29, 2012, 02:46:18 PM
You can find pics of my house though...if you search good enough on this forum :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on August 29, 2012, 02:49:28 PM
Hahah, yes Leven4 .. I'm coming for you!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 05, 2012, 10:36:42 PM
For the coming of 'OmbreNoire', all the stuff must be ready! Here it is  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3el8.jpg)

While this time, I'm working on the 'lightning circuit #1', which will be 3 rows of 5 fluorescent tubes. Let's start the first row :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3el9.jpg)

Although the electricity is not available here, I cannot resist to power up that first row with the help of the V2 power...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3el10.jpg)

Damn it! These 5 tubes are already powerful enough to light the entire room! ...and I'll add 10 more!  :o

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3el12.jpg)

Ok, as you can guess, these tubes won't stay in 'white' color... not sure what colors combination I'll use atm, it will require few 'experiments'!  :P

Anyway I'm happy with that choice...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3el11.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Belike on September 06, 2012, 08:33:30 AM
Your gameroom looks huge in this kind of lightning. :o
It is so good, that you can make things like this by yourself. ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: subzero1970 on September 06, 2012, 09:43:31 AM
Your gameroom looks huge in this kind of lightning. :o



it IS huge belike....remember whats going in it??? galaxian 3 theater!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ombrenoire on September 06, 2012, 07:01:15 PM
More pics !  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 06, 2012, 08:06:36 PM
More pics !  ;)

Yes chief, here's you turn my friend!  8)

So, Ombrenoire came that day, very early because there's was lot of work to do! :P

In no time, the work starts! While he's working hard on the creation of all electricity circuits, electricity sockets interconnect  ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3-ombrenoire_1.jpg)

... and the electric panel...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3-ombrenoire_2.jpg)

...or I should say BOTH electronic panels, the new one here dedicated for the V3, but also a small one inside my house that derivate all the power arriving at my house...and its interconnect with the main one from my house! So he worked on ... three panels that day! Impressive!!! 

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

...and while this time, I'm 'gently' working on the row 2 & 3 from the lightning circuit #1  ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3-ombrenoire_3.jpg)

So much work today done, and stillto do... no time for anything else than a Pizza  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3-ombrenoire_4.jpg)

...but the result is here! At the end of the day, most of the circuits are operational! Hell yeah!  :)

Drum roll, the first item powered by the specific V3 electricity board is not a cabinet, but ... a simple halogen  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3-ombrenoire_5.jpg)

...oh, and yes, the 3 rows of tubes are now operational!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3-ombrenoire_6.jpg)

Ops, a bad manipulation on one tube... and I broke it  ::)! Will be a simple fix ...and I have a looooooooot of spare  ;D

Let's say the electricity job is done at about 80% at this point!

Many thanks Claude 'OmbreNoire' for your help on this! I won't forget it my friend! It was a great day.

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

I really appreciated the nice chats we had  :) It was really fun.

So see you soon, the job is not totally over  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on September 06, 2012, 08:10:36 PM
Looking good!!!

Thats an expensive towel roll holder you got there Bruno  ;D
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/V3/V3-ombrenoire_4.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on September 06, 2012, 08:16:21 PM
LOL !

Good work !

Are you officially allowed to run wire in walls without pipes in Belgium ? Not here, but uhmmmm.....don't tell anybody what I did in my gameroom ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 06, 2012, 11:29:59 PM
Thats an expensive towel roll holder you got there Bruno  ;D

LOL, yeah... in addition to be very cute to watch, this CS is also very useful... for example we put on it everything we need to hide from our daughter 'seeing'  :P

Are you officially allowed to run wire in walls without pipes in Belgium ? Not here, but uhmmmm.....don't tell anybody what I did in my gameroom ;)

Yes, no problem with that in Belgium and France.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 07, 2012, 07:23:25 AM
A view of the V3 electric panel, still in progress...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/V3/V3-ombrenoire_7.jpg)

...and finally all the 15 tubes ON  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/V3/V3-ombrenoire_8.jpg)

It will be funny to try different colors for them  8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on September 08, 2012, 12:47:54 AM
I don't know Bruno..  a guy with 3 big buildings in the backyard.. lights on and flickering in the middle of the night, little to no windows.  All that's missing is some strange smell coming from them!   :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 09, 2012, 08:51:30 PM
 ;D... and because of these 'strange smells', I'm eving fixing sockets... close to the roof!   ;)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3-socketh-1.jpg)

It will be used for laser beam projector device, and/or LCD TV, or 'Recognizer' neon, or other lighting effects... don't know yet...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3-socketh-2.jpg)

Funny! During the 'inspection' of the work done together with OmbreNoire the day after his coming, I've seen this!!!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3-socketh-3.jpg)

I didn't see him writing it!  ;D Nice, but next time, you'll add the (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif) symbol please!  ;D

Ok, let's clean the place before the next step, still 'electricity' related...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3-socketh-4.jpg)

8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on September 10, 2012, 02:35:33 AM
Hey Bruno, I'm confused, is this the finished wall, or will drywall/gypsum board/other material be installed on top of all of this now that electrical is done?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on September 10, 2012, 12:58:45 PM
Hey Bruno, I'm confused, is this the finished wall, or will drywall/gypsum board/other material be installed on top of all of this now that electrical is done?


Offcourse there will be gyproc panels.  :)

@Bruno:
Great progress and thanks for the updates!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on September 10, 2012, 01:56:42 PM
I'm only thinking a little here, but what if you would start up a gym?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 10, 2012, 09:53:39 PM
Hey Bruno, I'm confused, is this the finished wall, or will drywall/gypsum board/other material be installed on top of all of this now that electrical is done?
Off course there will be gyproc panels.  :)

It will be OSB panels, like I did for the V2 (see right here (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=32.165))

I'm only thinking a little here, but what if you would start up a gym?

I would prefer a spa area : indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi...  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 10, 2012, 10:04:14 PM
...speaking about OSB panels...first load :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/OSB1.jpg)

...and the walls 'thermal insulation' stuff :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/OSB2.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on September 10, 2012, 10:44:55 PM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3-socketh-2.jpg)

Question: will the wiring stay like this ? I'm sure it will be saddled to the beams or something ?
If you keep it like that f.i. the entire weight of the cable running to that high wall-outlet is hanging on that wall-outlet. That is (relatively) a lot of weight and the wall-outlet's terminals are not constructed to support that.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ombrenoire on September 10, 2012, 11:07:19 PM
Don't stress, the cable isn't 5x 25mm2 it's only 5x10mm2 and the cable is curved on the wall And
the  weight is in the curved not on f.i  ;)

Yes the cable 5x10mm2 need to be saddled on the wall.

( i understand you speak to big cable. It is ? My english are rusty  :oops: )



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on September 10, 2012, 11:41:11 PM
I mean the vertical running cables not the horizontal ones that are supported by the beams...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on September 11, 2012, 05:16:16 AM
How are you planning on protecting the electrical wire in the wood joists from being pierced with screws as you hang the osb? (in north America, electricians have metal plates they hammer over those areas so gypsum board installers don't screw into wire!)

Also, what about the osb itself? I assume you'll install something on top of it? Some fabric?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on September 11, 2012, 05:37:13 AM
Hi Bruno, I went back to read how you did the wall with v2 (pg 16 or so) and I finally understand what you're trying to do here -- you will be installing fiberglass on the osb and then painting it!

This process is very similar to what we do here in very wet spots (eg inside shower) we use a product called ditra which is basically what you're doing. It's 100% water proof and acts as vapor barrier but isn't it super expensive to built a wall this way?? Fiber glass sheets in Canada cost hundreds of dollars per role!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: McVenco on September 11, 2012, 09:30:52 AM
This process is very similar to what we do here in very wet spots (eg inside shower) we use a product called ditra which is basically what you're doing. It's 100% water proof and acts as vapor barrier but isn't it super expensive to built a wall this way?? Fiber glass sheets in Canada cost hundreds of dollars per role!!

Dunno about the prices in Belgium, but in Holland it costs somewhere between 3 and 7 euros per square meter (that's about $0,35-$0,80 per square foot), depending on thickness/design. Last year we had a painter cover, and then paint all the walls in our whole house (over 250 m2) with ultrathin fiberglass sheets for around €3000 (that's about €12 per m2, or $1,40 per square foot)

Also, it's not necessarily waterproof, it's just an easy way to cover walls quickly and create a finish that is something in between wallpaper and plasterwork.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on September 11, 2012, 08:51:37 PM
Also, it's not necessarily waterproof, it's just an easy way to cover walls quickly and create a finish that is something in between wallpaper and plasterwork.

Why not use just plaster board, the way they do in North America?  Isn't it cheaper/faster/less labor to install?  You can buy plaster board that has fiberglass as the 2 outside layers around the gypsum (instead of paper)  The net results should be the same.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: McVenco on September 11, 2012, 10:01:44 PM
Why not use just plaster board, the way they do in North America?  Isn't it cheaper/faster/less labor to install?

Not necessarily. Plaster boards (at least, over here in the Netherlands) are often used as system walls in office buildings, or to place new walls inside existing houses (e.g. to create an extra bedroom). They aren't often used as a building material in new structures.

Once again: the big difference between Europe and America is that you guys mainly build houses from wooden skeletons, and we use stone, brick or (prefab) concrete.

My new house for instance is built with large concrete blocks. The outside walls are then isolated on the outside with rockwool, and then an extra layer of bricks is added on the outside, both for looks and function (see wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavity_wall).
The inside walls are just bare stone blocks, which are then covered with a thin layer of plaster to create an even surface. We decided to cover these walls with glassfiber (to cover any future cracks in the plaster) and paint, but our neighbours have just painted on the plaster work after thorough sanding and leveling, and the other neighbours added an extra layer of structured plaster (which they painted with different colors here and there).

There are different building guidelines/restrictions in every European country though, so what the Dutch see as normal isn't used in say, the UK or France. But in general the basic here way to build is stone, not wood.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on September 12, 2012, 12:45:48 AM
Thanks for sharing.. I'm sure the European homes are much stronger built in the long run; but alas, there's no such thing as perfect. 

Having wood homes has the advantage of future proof (simple to run network wire, fiber optic, new electrical, new plumbing, etc).  Also, wood homes tend to be much warmer than stone homes.  But the flaw with wood homes is settling. Over time, homes settle in soft sandy earth, and cracks in the concrete/plaster need to be fixed.  Wood homes also have the potential of having termite damage.





Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on September 13, 2012, 07:13:23 PM
Looking so great, I can't imagine how much this is costing you...  Great work!!  can't wait for more updates!   :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 13, 2012, 11:20:34 PM
 :)

Ok, now ... heat & humidity insulation to the max!!! Let's go...  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3_iso1.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: McVenco on September 13, 2012, 11:26:48 PM
Looks a bit like the inside of a vomit comet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reduced_gravity_aircraft)  ;D



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 14, 2012, 11:12:20 PM
Progressing...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/V3_iso2.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on September 14, 2012, 11:19:41 PM
I know you looked up to the "last steps" Bruno....you are making excellent progress !

Keep it up and you can be proud of the end-result ! :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on September 15, 2012, 09:36:48 AM
A padded room...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 16, 2012, 07:56:29 AM
I know you looked up to the "last steps" Bruno....you are making excellent progress !

Thanks André. I must confess I'm a little bit tired to spend all my free time on this! I would prefer to progress on my cabinets restorations... but the end is near, thankfully!  :)

Let's continue...OSB on walls, like the V2  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_osb_1.jpg)

We can work atm only at 2 walls, because there are still some things to finish (electricity & insulation related) on the others ones...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_osb_2.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Cyril on September 16, 2012, 12:18:08 PM
How are you gonna manage the stone wall that connects the V3 to V2?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: funkycochise on September 16, 2012, 01:17:45 PM
I must confess I'm a little bit tired to spend all my free time on this! I would prefer to progress on my cabinets restorations... but the end is near, thankfully!  :)
To be honnest, it's a real challenge to build such a huge plavce dedicated to arcades games.
Lair 1 & 2 looks like baby rooms, compared to V3.

Previous project looked more like transformed garden shelf (not pejorative)

This project is more like a family House building.

Nice to see you're still so motivated after all this years !!!

Don't hesistate to call for help the days you want to move G3 pieces.

Pierre.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 16, 2012, 07:17:25 PM
How are you gonna manage the stone wall that connects the V3 to V2?

I'll just break a part of the existing wall in order to create a way. I won't put a door between the rooms... free opening!

To be honest, it's a real challenge to build such a huge place dedicated to arcades games.
Lair 1 & 2 looks like baby rooms, compared to V3.
Previous project looked more like transformed garden shelf (not pejorative)
This project is more like a family House building.
Nice to see you're still so motivated after all this years !!!
Don't hesitate to call for help the days you want to move G3 pieces.
Pierre.

Yes for the V1, but the V2 was built from 'scratch'. What I'm doing for the V3 is basically the same job than the V2, but much bigger and also much harder, because of the huge size!  :oops:
Thanks for your support  :) Sure I'll need some help when the 'Galaxian Theater' time will come. I'll speak about that in the dedicated topic very soon ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 17, 2012, 10:19:43 PM
And here's the return of "OmbreNoire" inside the V3 lair!

While he's finishing the last electric circuits...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/ombrenoire_visit_1.jpg)

...I'm working on the "lightening circuit" #2 (4 tubes neon per wall)...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/ombrenoire_visit_2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/ombrenoire_visit_3.jpg)

At the half of the day, we deserve the best the best, here in Belgium  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/ombrenoire_visit_4.jpg)

 ;D ;D ;D

(Damn it! I'm hungry now, when I see that picture  :P :-*)

Before going back to work, I show him the 'second hand/permanent market flea' shop where I use to go once per month, for buying my TVs for example.
Wow, a sign of the god? See what we found that day  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/ombrenoire_visit_5.jpg)

At that price, I cannot resist to buy it!  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/ombrenoire_visit_6.jpg)

And it was a good idea! The picture on the CD is different than the numerous version I already own! Life is good, huh?  :)

Man at work!  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/ombrenoire_visit_7.jpg)

Thanks again my friend!

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on September 18, 2012, 08:52:34 AM
Ahh, a redbull and a ... belgian burger? Yummy! You guys really know how to feed your selfes.

I would like to know exactly what that burger is. I want to make one for myself here in Sweden. Where did you buy it, what is in it, and what is it called, please?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on September 19, 2012, 12:59:08 PM
Ahh, a redbull and a ... belgian burger? Yummy! You guys really know how to feed your selfes.

I would like to know exactly what that burger is. I want to make one for myself here in Sweden. Where did you buy it, what is in it, and what is it called, please?

Not sure if this is a typical Belgian burger. I live in Antwerp and never ever saw that kind of burger. Though it looks awesome.
But it seems to me a basic 'pistolet' (as we call it) with two hamburgers, ketchup and unions. :-)

@Darthnuno: Awesome progress. You are not far a way to assemble the amazing G3 now! Two thumbs up!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on September 19, 2012, 07:13:15 PM
"The Belgian Pistolet" - I will remember that. Tomorrow perhaps I will make myself one or two. Today I have pizza.

.. wow, the gamenights you can have in there later. If I can come, some day perhaps, to visit Bruno to play some G3, I will be eating alot of food there. With Bruno's permission ofcourse. The taste of a belgian pistolet is amplified x10 when having it next to a running Galaxian 3.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 19, 2012, 08:48:54 PM
But it seems to me a basic 'pistolet' (as we call it) with two hamburgers, ketchup and unions. :-)

Well, it's come from a place 'Chez Harry' whereyou can buy almost 20 different burgers -in addition of TON of Beligan special meats -  and they are all 'hand made' : the meat is grilled on a metal plate. It's not something frozen cooked in oil. The one pictured is simply called 'Double Harry Chessburger...with a ton of onions! ...So tasty!  :-*
For those who'll visit the Nuno's Lair, that place (at less than 10 minutes from the game room) will be the place to taste 'local food' between two gaming sessions! ;D ;D



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 19, 2012, 09:02:43 PM
But it seems to me a basic 'pistolet' (as we call it) with two hamburgers, ketchup and unions. :-)

Well, it's come from a place 'Chez Harry' whereyou can buy almost 20 different burgers -in addition of TON of Beligan special meats -  and they are all 'hand made' : the meat is grilled on a metal plate. It's not something frozen cooked in oil. The one pictured is simply called 'Double Harry Chessburger...with a ton of onions! ...So tasty!  :-*
For those who'll visit the Nuno's Lair, that place (at less than 10 minutes from the game room) will be the place to taste 'local food' between two gaming sessions! ;D ;D



That guy is going to have a good business day when you got the grand opening  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Superully on September 19, 2012, 09:10:06 PM
holy smokes, i'm dying to eat that!!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on September 20, 2012, 09:27:11 AM
Right, thanks again. "Double Harry Chessburger" it is. It seems like the best damn burger in the world.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 20, 2012, 10:17:16 AM
"This is a tasty burger"  ;D

(http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/ecc0nbg9m-8/mqdefault.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ61MBX95tw)

Click pic


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: tordyvel78 on September 20, 2012, 09:11:15 PM
Lol 10 hours


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on September 20, 2012, 09:53:12 PM
Mmmmm, isn't it great that people waste 10 hrs of youtubes' hard disk space.... ::)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on September 20, 2012, 11:34:53 PM
Well Bruno, you can tell Chez Harry that you accidently advertised their Belgian Pistolet on your forum, and now Sweden cannot wait to try it. You see, we don't have burgers like that here, and that's a damn shame!

Swedes eat less, but are fatter. Why? Because they put soy flour in out meat! I haven't had a good burger since I returned from holiday in the states. Touring from Portlan/Oregon to L.A. we stopped at some awesome diners that made great burgers. But here,.. well it's either McDonalds or MAX, or Burger King. And none of them have good meat. So where does all the good meat go? Where?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on September 21, 2012, 06:46:07 AM
Well Bruno, you can tell Chez Harry that you accidently advertised their Belgian Pistolet on your forum, and now Sweden cannot wait to try it. You see, we don't have burgers like that here, and that's a damn shame!

Swedes eat less, but are fatter. Why? Because they put soy flour in out meat! I haven't had a good burger since I returned from holiday in the states. Touring from Portlan/Oregon to L.A. we stopped at some awesome diners that made great burgers. But here,.. well it's either McDonalds or MAX, or Burger King. And none of them have good meat. So where does all the good meat go? Where?

Straying from topic... sorry  but yall would love this place!  www.fiveguys.com (http://www.fiveguys.com)

Dammmmit, now I'm hungry!   :lol:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: slowcade on September 21, 2012, 08:48:33 AM
I forgot to bring my lunch today! Stop talking about food! More pictures of the lair, please!  :D ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Nic-fryer on September 27, 2012, 12:11:34 PM
DarthNuno, have you started the forum page about your Galaxian Thearter G3? If you have can you provide a link?

Nic


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 27, 2012, 09:53:15 PM
DarthNuno, have you started the forum page about your Galaxian Thearter G3? If you have can you provide a link?
Nic

Here's the url : www.galaxian3.net ... but there's nothing specific behind it for now, just a link to the Galaxian Theater forum section here!  ::)
I'll start to work on that url/page when the theater will be ...'ready!'  8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 29, 2012, 11:16:06 PM
Ok, so now that the electricity step is done, let's continue with the OSB.

Not easy to work so high...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_osb_3.jpg)

'Custom' shapes to cut on each OSB panels...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_osb_4.jpg)

...for those bordering the roof! I hate that!  :twisted:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_osb_5.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on September 30, 2012, 06:05:37 AM
YESS!! I hate cuts like that, one screwup.... whole sheet wasted.. been there & done that!   :?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on September 30, 2012, 06:44:57 AM
hehe, then start cutting it 10 mm to big, thats way easier and cheaper than doing it the other way around ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on September 30, 2012, 08:49:57 AM
I see what you guys mean. But in this case, wouldn't it be simpler to just pre-cut several sheets at a given height, leaving the wires and power outlet assemblies till last moment, maybe temporary fasten the wires about the position where the outlet holes will be located. And use the wall integrated types of power outlets instead of the external types?

I don't know about your country, I don't know about basic electrical work either, but here in Sweden we use these "casings" for integrating power outlets into plaster walls. It's like a round cup of plastic with a hole in it, where you stick the cables leading out of the wall, and then onto, or rather into this cup you insert the power outlet assembly.

You know what I mean?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 30, 2012, 10:28:47 AM
like these :

(http://www.gard-care.com/images/vastzetten%20lasdoos%20in%20een%20bestaande%20muur.JPG)

And there exist models that have special lips for mounting in sheets ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on September 30, 2012, 12:00:36 PM
Yes, exactly, thans Etienne. I thought people/craftsmen used these more often than the externally mounted sockets.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on September 30, 2012, 12:03:48 PM
Those are the standard in homes here in Holland. Recessed outlets and switches look much better and use less space.

in places like sheds etc. where looks and a "flat wall"  are less important they still use traditional "build up" materials because it is cheaper.

Looks like Bruno went for a "half recessed" solution by using traditional outlets, yet mounting them on the back wall and then cutting holes for the outlets. They don't extend as much this way and still have the lower price. If you have to do so much electrical stuff, the difference really adds up.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on October 01, 2012, 04:49:54 AM
It still blows my mind that in Europe, the outlet boxes are round! In north America they're rectangular, much easier to screw into 2x4 vertical stud (boxes have small teeth on them, you hammer them onto the vertical wood stud and then use screws or nails to secure permenantly) also, by code, electrical outlets are steel, not plastic.  The ground wire connects to it, making sure any electrical fire or spark are kept in the box.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on October 01, 2012, 07:05:16 AM
In case of woodbuilding i have to agree with your arguments, but most of the buildings and structures here in Europe are made by bricks and stone/concrete.

if you want to make extra outlets or switches you can easy drill a hole that fits exactly with the plastic cup

(http://www.gamma.com/211083/Service/tekst/591447/boren_en_breken.jpg?view=Standard)

a little cement or plaster will keep the cup in place


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on October 01, 2012, 07:13:43 AM
Dude, the stuff used in the US is ancient.

The boxes in Europe are round because of the reason Etienne gave and we use this type of outlets:

(http://gb.jung.de/page/img/productdetail/pics/ls990_schuko-steckdose.jpg)

As you see, they are square shaped. It would be very hard to put a square shaped outlet in a rectangular box, or it would be a major waste of space.

Our boxes can be connected together so accommodate several outlets or switches like this:
(http://verbouwenrenovaties.nl/public/project_pictures/gr_elektra-inbouwdozen.jpg)

There are pre-fabbed punch-out holes to make it possible to route the wires between the boxes.

Having everything metal is a royal  PITA when installing because you have to ground everything. It also doesn't add any safety. You have to ground the boxes BECAUSE hey are metal.
What kind of "electrical fire or spark" are you going to expect happening ? It's never the wiring, it's always devices in electrical fires, unless you seriously overload wiring, but then a metal grounded box is not going to help either.

IMHO the metal boxes are much riskier than our plastic stuff (everything is plastic, pipes etc. etc.). If you have a poor or missing grounding, and the live wire will touch the box, you have a problem. Impossible with plastic.

We've had a fire-alarm installation at a certain customer who had hired an Irish contractor (they use UK standards, much more like US one's than mainland Europe standards) to do the installation. To our disgrace they used EVERYTHING in metal, boxes, pipes everything. And I mean the loop wiring to which the smoke detectors etc. were connected, these use 24V DC.....why on earth would you want metal pipes and stuff for that ? It is MUCH more expensive too, and I'm not even considering the extra hours it takes to install metal compared to our plastic materials.

In our terms, an installation that uses metal pipes is from 1908 and we had LOADS of ground faults because of bad installing at that project.

Besides that, using 110 VAC is a waste of energy, the higher 230V we use causes less losses over the cables and makes it possible to power more per fuse/breaker.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on October 01, 2012, 07:29:30 AM
Hehe,.. awesome. You seem quite well educated on the subject. I will repeat your lesson in my mind several times today.

Although, you cannot argue that the US waffles aren't the best waffles in the world, that is with a certain amount of maple syrup ontop. I had one in St Raphael this summer, and it made me feel so disappointed at our swedish waffles being so tiny. I could go on about the burgers, and the thai take-aways where they serve giant portions, and there's no shame in taking the rest home with you on a plastic box.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on October 01, 2012, 04:09:26 PM
Some things are better in the US but you obviously never tasted a Belgian waffle.....

I read a lot about maple syrup before I ever tasted it and I was seriously underwhelmed when I finally did. I think it's a rather pale taste compared to syrups we have here.

But tastes differ thankfully :)

But now we are gliding TOTALLY of topic :)



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on October 01, 2012, 05:08:07 PM
Dude, the stuff used in the US is ancient.

The boxes in Europe are round because of the reason Etienne gave and we use this type of outlets:

It's all fine and well, if the entire house was made of concrete and nothing else.  What is the cost of heating a home made of concrete compared to one made of wood?  Due to much colder weather up here in the North, electrical boxes are on the warm side of the hot/cold barrier, so they have to be rectangular.  You don't want cold to come into the dwelling through the box, nor do you want hot/cold to mix in the box (causing moisture/corrosion in the outlet!)

Electrical fires are much more common than you might think.  Some common causes are:

- rodents biting on wire - a mouse can chew through plastic - not steel.  And for those of you with rodents at home (e.g. my pet bunny) know how these animals love to bite on electrical wire!
- ancient wire upgrades - in the 1970's it was common to use aluminium wire.  With renovations, people upgrade to copper.  You can't mix copper + aluminium - it causes fires
- sheet rock installers screw right through electrical wire!  That's why wire is protected inside steel conduit or metal plates are used.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on October 01, 2012, 06:54:08 PM
I have a deja-vu feeling about this discussion  ;D

Hope Bruno doesn't mind....here we go:

It's all fine and well, if the entire house was made of concrete and nothing else. 
It really depends a lot per country here in Europe, like our languages, our building techniques and regulations differ a lot.
This is also due to climate of course. Buildings in Greece differ immensely from buildings in Holland.

Here in Holland, concrete is _the_ building material. Why ? Because it is extremely strong (it withstands the worst storms, unlike wooden houses), durable, easy to handle and cheap.

Homes are usually concrete, but on the outside there are bricks. In between there is some excellent insulation of course. I am pretty sure that the average home in Holland consumes only a fraction of the heating costs of an average US home (that is also caused by the average size admittedly).

Due to much colder weather up here in the North, electrical boxes are on the warm side of the hot/cold barrier, so they have to be rectangular.

What effect does the shape have of being on the warm or cold side. Here the boxes are on the warm side too.

You don't want cold to come into the dwelling through the box, nor do you want hot/cold to mix in the box (causing moisture/corrosion in the outlet!)
Naturally this is prevented over here too. Don't ask me how, i'm not a construction expert.

Electrical fires are much more common than you might think.  Some common causes are:

- rodents biting on wire - a mouse can chew through plastic - not steel.  And for those of you with rodents at home (e.g. my pet bunny) know how these animals love to bite on electrical wire!
- ancient wire upgrades - in the 1970's it was common to use aluminium wire.  With renovations, people upgrade to copper.  You can't mix copper + aluminium - it causes fires
- sheet rock installers screw right through electrical wire!  That's why wire is protected inside steel conduit or metal plates are used.


-Well, rodents aren't able to enter brick/concrete walls AFAIK :)
-aluminium was NEVER allowed in electrical installations over here so we don't have that problem
-That one is funny because AFAIK in the US it is allowed to put electrical wire totally unprotected in inner walls. At least I've seen it on pictures from guys making gamerooms.
The plastic pipes gives protection against this. Because they are round it is very unlikely to screw through them.  However, if it happens, there are circuit breakers and earth-leak detectors demanded in our installations.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on October 01, 2012, 09:14:19 PM
Oh man, I love regulations. Really. They keep me alive.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on October 02, 2012, 05:05:22 AM
Homes are usually concrete, but on the outside there are bricks. In between there is some excellent insulation of course. I am pretty sure that the average home in Holland consumes only a fraction of the heating costs of an average US home (that is also caused by the average size admittedly).

I'm not sure what code is in Holland, but in North America code differs by region as well.  Up here in Eastern Canada, typical new construction insulation is rated by R value.  Attic/roof insulation is about R50, and walls (6" thick insulation) is R20+.  Homes are heated using natural gas via ducts around the house using central HVAC (same system is used to cooling in the winter). Only really old homes that don't have central systems in the walls use the old water boilers / radiators / electric heating (which costs a lot more run, results in uneven heating around the house, and can't be used for cooling).  Having homes build of wood allows one to hide water / HVAC much easier between wood joists (both for heating/cooling runs as well as return air for reheat/recool)

As aluminium wire .. you'd be surprised.  As far as I know, all high voltage wires (the multi-kwatt high tension lines) are aluminium.



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on October 02, 2012, 12:36:29 PM

Could we stay on-topic please?  ::)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on October 02, 2012, 01:38:36 PM
Exactly.

.. what was the topic?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 04, 2012, 09:31:27 PM
The 'OSB' task is over, at least for the main room :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_osb_6.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_osb_7.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_osb_8.jpg)

Still OSB panels left for the toilet/way between V2/V3...  8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 07, 2012, 08:37:45 AM
Next step : Finishing to fill the empty spaces between the 'osb walls' and the roof.

Products of the days :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_isolation_1.jpg)

The space to fill :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_isolation_2.jpg)

Here we go :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_isolation_3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_isolation_4.jpg)

Two different products, two colors...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_isolation_5.jpg)

After one day, it's solid... let's cut the unwanted!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_isolation_6.jpg)

Et voilà.  8)



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on October 07, 2012, 07:31:26 PM
Hoped you used rubber gloves!!!  Once that crap is on your hands, it's there for life!!!!!!!!  you'll be peeling it off for like ever!!  lol ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Wil2000 on October 08, 2012, 03:58:51 PM
Dude, that room seems really huge with the wood panels on the walls! I can't wait to see the Galaxian back to life in this amazing gameroom!  :shock:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 08, 2012, 10:10:18 PM
Hoped you used rubber gloves!!!  Once that crap is on your hands, it's there for life!!!!!!!!  you'll be peeling it off for like ever!!  lol ;)

Nope, but I've done it very carefully  8)

Dude, that room seems really huge with the wood panels on the walls!

These wood panels were a true nightmare to install, especially the ones on top of the walls! Their weight + size = nightmare to handle them !!! Especially when you work ...alone sometime! But thanks God, this step is behind us now!  :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on October 09, 2012, 12:51:13 PM
Cool, basically you only have to paint the walls and carpet on the floor and you are finished?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: caincan on October 10, 2012, 01:18:23 AM
technically if you read about  v1 & v2,   bruno doesnt hurry up and takes more time to complete all the steps/ parameters & final touches,   but guess many people would dream (and himself ! ) of a christmas showtime  :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 10, 2012, 08:54:29 AM
Caincan is right... still a lot of things to do before bringing the cabinets, especially around the way between the V2 <-> V3 + the toilets...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_inter_1.jpg)

Removing the small windows in the back of the V2 :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_inter_3.jpg)

As I said, sill many things to do in order to 'link' the two rooms correctly!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_inter_2.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Luigi on October 10, 2012, 11:11:49 AM
I just made me a coffee and started on page 1 since I missed the start of your game room.

WOW  :shock:

When V1 and V2 AND V3  are connected, this will be an awesome place!! I hope there will be a large party for the "opening" ;)


What impresses me most is that you do all the work on your own (with help from others)....you got my respect, sir!  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on October 10, 2012, 12:40:40 PM
When V1 and V2 AND V3  are connected, this will be an awesome place!! I hope there will be a large party for the "opening" ;)

A summer BBQ-opening would be awesome! I would happely drive from Antwerp to Luxembourg in no time. ;-) ;-) ;-)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on October 10, 2012, 05:04:42 PM
LARGE toilets, please. There's a reason they're called "rest room" in the states. You should be able to lay back and rest for a while.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on October 10, 2012, 05:59:36 PM
LARGE toilets, please. There's a reason they're called "rest room" in the states. You should be able to lay back and rest for a while.

LOOOOL!!! EPIC!!!! :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 14, 2012, 08:34:13 AM
Let's start to apply the glass fiber.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_glass_fiber_1.jpg)

This time, I'll use this special glass fiber model... with no structure or special pattern...quite smooth, see  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_glass_fiber_2.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: slowcade on October 14, 2012, 11:19:49 AM
What is the glass fiber for? :)
It's strange to see how houses are built in other countries. In my shed I have the following order, outside to inside:
  • Wood cladding
  • Wind stopper (not sure what it is, some kind of paper)
  • Wooden beams with insulation in between
  • Moisture stopper (plastic)
  • Plasterboard


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on October 14, 2012, 12:07:25 PM
It's so funny, it seems like glassfiber "wallpaper" is only popular in Holland and Belgium and yet it is such great material.

Here are all the advantages:

http://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=nl&tl=en&u=http%3A//www.glasvezelbehanger.nl/glasvezelbehang/glasvezelbehang-alle-voordelen.html%0A

(Google translated)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on October 15, 2012, 12:41:18 PM
It's so funny, it seems like glassfiber "wallpaper" is only popular in Holland and Belgium and yet it is such great material.

I know it is forbidden to use in some countries (because of the micro small fibers = bad for lungs).
But it is correct: In Belgium it used a lot.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on October 15, 2012, 06:04:26 PM
From what I have read is that the fibers from glassfiber wallpaper are too big to nestle in the lungs and are thus not dangerous.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on October 15, 2012, 07:53:24 PM
Its used in Denmark as well, and i used it in my house, it helps preventing cracks in the wall (small)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on October 15, 2012, 09:50:26 PM
What is the glass fiber for? :)
It's strange to see how houses are built in other countries. In my shed I have the following order, outside to inside:
  • Wood cladding
  • Wind stopper (not sure what it is, some kind of paper)
  • Wooden beams with insulation in between
  • Moisture stopper (plastic)
  • Plasterboard


This is the way homes are built in North America as well.

"Wind stopper" = air barrier.  Common brands are DuPont Tyvek or R-wrap.  Cheaper installations use tar paper.
"Moisture stopper" = vapor barrier.  This prevents cold air hitting hot air and converting to water in the wall.



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on October 15, 2012, 09:52:06 PM
Using this material... it will be painted or used to smooth out the osb?

So Bruno... Paint or carpet walls?  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 15, 2012, 09:54:07 PM
... it will be painted or used to smooth out the osb?

Both!  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on October 15, 2012, 11:00:55 PM
It is also almost identical to how my gameroom was built.

However, for homes it is almost never used here.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 16, 2012, 11:23:10 PM
Oh, there is still some work to finish in the V2/V3 'corridor'...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_glass_fiber_3.jpg)

OSB done now on that area, good!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_glass_fiber_4.jpg)

Some progress made also about the V3 'restroom' :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_glass_fiber_5.jpg)

...and of course the 'glass fiber' applying keep going... not fast to apply it on more than 120 m2...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_glass_fiber_6.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on October 17, 2012, 05:52:57 AM
Looking great Bruno, I must say after all the discussion on how homes are made everywhere, I must say yours is the one guaranteed to be standing long after we're all dead!  Cement block construction is sure better than wood beams we used, sure.. Our house is brick, but only a veneer.

I chose a metal building 'cause it was much cheaper than a wood frame building with a shingle roof.  I can't imagine how much it's costing you to build this, as it seems you've designed it to be in Tornado Alley, and it would definatley survive a hurricane!    I do understand though it has to be much stronger to withstand the snow load.  By the way, What is your roof made out of?  there were no pix of it going on... How thick, insulated? Is it metal? How is it attached?

Decided on steps or ramp yet?   :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 17, 2012, 11:24:41 PM
I can't imagine how much it's costing you to build this, as it seems you've designed it to be in Tornado Alley, and it would definatley survive a hurricane!

I prefer not to count the €€€ already spent on this... :oops: Fortunately for me, all the expenses were spread along a lot of months years! Otherwise I wouldn't be able to do it 'in one shot'!

...by the way, What is your roof made out of?  there were no pix of it going on... How thick, insulated? Is it metal? How is it attached?

Well, I didn't see how they fixed all the roof parts... but yes, these 'panels' are insulated. This is something like this... maybe there's more inside mine, but I don't have the exact spec. atm  :arrow:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 19, 2012, 09:16:36 AM
Progressing on the glass fiber...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_glass_fiber_7.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_glass_fiber_8.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_glass_fiber_9.jpg)

how high can you get?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_glass_fiber_10.jpg)

Damn! I really should consider adding a mezzanine or something...

Not easy to apply alone glass fiber on a such high... I'm continuously climbing up/down on the ladder to correct that sheet  :-X  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_glass_fiber_11.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Luigi on October 19, 2012, 09:38:08 AM

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_glass_fiber_10.jpg)


 ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: polaris on October 19, 2012, 08:41:44 PM
I like the mezzanine idea  :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on October 20, 2012, 04:35:48 AM
Bruno, I didn't realize how tall your lair will be!! Good job .. It would really give it the feel of an arcade from the 80s!!!  Are all you lairs this tall?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on October 20, 2012, 10:27:53 AM
Nope. The others are lower, look at the very beginning of the thread, it started of with V1 being Bruno's garage.

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/room/garfull1.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 20, 2012, 07:15:59 PM
Glass fiber is applied everywhere on the main room...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_glass_fiber_12.jpg)

...well, almost everywhere. Because I'm still waiting the delivery/installation of the custom V3 door, I prefer not to finish that area until the room can be 'hermetically' closed  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_glass_fiber_13.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on October 20, 2012, 07:34:06 PM
hell of a job bruno !  :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Belike on October 21, 2012, 09:23:18 AM
Great job, nice temporary door you have there. :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 21, 2012, 11:13:46 AM
More stuff done 'in the toilets' :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_toilet_1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_toilet_2.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 21, 2012, 09:34:49 PM
Let's start the stair construction...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_stair_1.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on October 22, 2012, 04:28:55 AM
Damn .. Those stairs look like they can carry 10 tons of weight!!

Look at the bright side, the lair can double as a bomb bunker when the zombie Armageddon begins!  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on October 22, 2012, 12:36:57 PM

Is it just me or is the height indeed very low? Seeying at the picture I have the impression you need to duck before you can enter v3?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 22, 2012, 05:44:54 PM
Damn .. Those stairs look like they can carry 10 tons of weight!!
Look at the bright side, the lair can double as a bomb bunker when the zombie Armageddon begins!  ;)

Hell yeah!  8)

Is it just me or is the height indeed very low? Seeying at the picture I have the impression you need to duck before you can enter v3?

Nope, it's not high. You'll have to 'bend forward' a little bit to walk around the V2/V3.
In short, it would be too complicate/too much money but also too much additional 'workload' to fix that (in very short : it's because of the huge building lands levels difference) .


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on October 23, 2012, 12:43:50 PM

Nope, it's not high. You'll have to 'bend forward' a little bit to walk around the V2/V3.
In short, it would be too complicate/too much money but also too much additional 'workload' to fix that (in very short : it's because of the huge building lands levels difference) .

Ohyes, the "Belgische Ardennen" :-)

Anyhow, looking forward to see you starting assembling the big G3 ! You close to it now. ;)



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 23, 2012, 10:33:24 PM
More progress on that area  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_stair_2.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: strykr on October 23, 2012, 11:20:27 PM
Love checking in on this thread every couple of weeks.

Just pure arcade epicness!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: slowcade on October 24, 2012, 08:30:54 AM
Love checking in on this thread every couple of weeks day!  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Luigi on October 24, 2012, 10:36:50 AM
Love checking in on this thread to see if games moved in  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 25, 2012, 10:03:58 PM
Ok guys, the V3 is not a single room anymore  :)

Here's the V2/V3 common wall, with the windows to the 'previously outside'  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_inter_4.jpg)

...jigsaw time!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_inter_5.jpg)

Hell yeah!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_inter_6.jpg)

...and here we are!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_inter_7.jpg)

...but as you can see, still a lot of work to finish that area!



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Superully on October 25, 2012, 10:18:02 PM
that's the passageway between v2 and v3? i know someone who could WALK through there upright :arrow:

(http://filmpopper.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Elijah-Wood-Frodo.jpg)

;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on October 26, 2012, 06:11:29 AM
(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h60/sonic_1992/899336.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on October 26, 2012, 07:03:34 AM
that's the passageway between v2 and v3? i know someone who could WALK through there upright :arrow:

(http://filmpopper.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Elijah-Wood-Frodo.jpg)

;D

I like it, it's like getting into "the secret section"  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Belike on October 26, 2012, 07:51:13 AM
(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h60/sonic_1992/899336.jpg)
Some dust and sawdust make the cabs more vintage. ;D
Nice work Bruno, walking on stairs between 2 gamerooms will be a unique experience. ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 26, 2012, 10:31:30 PM
(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h60/sonic_1992/899336.jpg)

No problem Barry, it's just some dust removable in no time, no cabinet were harmed during the work!

Nice work Bruno, walking on stairs between 2 gamerooms will be a unique experience. ;)


Hell yeah, I was expecting to walk through that wall since many years... it's now a reality!

Now, check out the hard work done in order to bring .... water... inside the V3!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_water_1.jpg)

The water pipe is not in that red tube, but just to show you the existing concrete we have to break...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_water_2.jpg)

... in order to 'by pass' the existing broken pipe between my house and the V2...and replace all that broken stuff by something new...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_water_3.jpg)

Done! The water is coming via this flexible tube. But this was the easiest part...(to continue l8ter)  8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 26, 2012, 10:54:24 PM
The V3 has now its dedicated custom door  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_door.jpg)

..oh, and so the missing glass fiber around the door is also applied as you can see!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Laszo on October 27, 2012, 08:20:12 AM
Yeah, you are almost at end game.... Looks greate.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 27, 2012, 08:50:27 AM
 :)

Now, let's clean the place...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_1.jpg)

...before the next step...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_2.jpg)

...the paint!

First, the primer! Here's the stuff of the day  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_3.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Ronald Reagan on October 27, 2012, 11:53:33 AM
this is dedicated lifestyle


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: McVenco on October 27, 2012, 12:54:29 PM
Just the idea of having to paint all those walls is making me tired, let alone having to actually do it  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 29, 2012, 09:24:14 PM
Just the idea of having to paint all those walls is making me tired...

Me too!  :oops: approx 115m2 to paint, per layer... only for the main room, without speaking about the toilets to paint too..  :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on October 29, 2012, 09:27:42 PM
Really. Why paint? I kind of fancy the wooden look.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 29, 2012, 09:52:55 PM
Ok, here's we go, but first... I have to apply the special paint protective 'scotch'.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_5.jpg)

The worst thing about this V3 : It's too big!!! I mean each operation is multiplied because of the size of the room! And when I have to work on the top of the wall or under the roof, it requires a scaffold, a real pain to move where you're alone  :oops: ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_4.jpg)

OK, I won't complain about the size!  ::) :P So let's start with the 'PRIMER' layer...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_6.jpg)

Damn it! That glass fiber drinks as much as a man!  :shock: With that Primer 'special for glass fiber' box of 5 liters was supposed to cover +/- 45m2... and it's almost empty after only 15-20m2  :shock: Jesus! This gonna cost me a lot of €€€ in paint!  :?

...but here we are at this point :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_7.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on October 30, 2012, 09:56:43 AM
Nice color  :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on October 30, 2012, 11:21:24 AM
Well, *impressive* is the only word I can think of. This is even more exciting than awaiting the end of the world later this year.

My jehova's witnesses friends left me some really dramatic looking flyers about it. I keep telling them "Darthnuno is building an intergalactic shelter.." - still they don't seem to feel at ease with that, which kind of makes me wonder if perhaps they *want* the world to end.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Wil2000 on October 30, 2012, 01:39:42 PM
It's amazing! Without all the stuff on the floor, we can imagine how huge this gameroom is! Damn, I relaly can't wait to see it finished, with the G³ inside of it!  :shock:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 30, 2012, 10:12:08 PM
Well, *impressive* is the only word I can think of. This is even more exciting than awaiting the end of the world later this year.

My jehova's witnesses friends left me some really dramatic looking flyers about it. I keep telling them "Darthnuno is building an intergalactic shelter.." - still they don't seem to feel at ease with that, which kind of makes me wonder if perhaps they *want* the world to end.

LOL! I promise you be a part of the intergalactic shelter  ;D

It's amazing! Without all the stuff on the floor, we can imagine how huge this gameroom is! Damn, I relaly can't wait to see it finished, with the G³ inside of it!  :shock:

Hell yeah! As I said, each stage of its construction is a pain, because of the size!

Believe me or not, but my iPhone -connected to the main V1/V2 amp, who plays music when I'm working- is set to 'random play' in an approx 500 songs, and in no time, it loops everything! (.... and I mostly listen progressive rock/metal music where songs are often 8-10 minutes long)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_8.jpg)

OK, the half of the room is paint with that ugly green/blue primer color :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_9.jpg)

Oh, and the the step of the staircase is done :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_10.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on October 31, 2012, 08:07:34 AM
"Size does not matter" - Yoda, 1980 .. little did he know.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: joeks on October 31, 2012, 08:43:55 AM
OK, the half of the room is paint with that ugly green/blue primer color

UGLY??! :) I love it. But then, I am into Miami Vice and the eighties in general very much.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Amiga on October 31, 2012, 06:11:43 PM
One of my dreams ... large rooms with arcade machines :shock:

Keep the beautiful work you do  :o


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on October 31, 2012, 08:13:05 PM
Just a thought; you could invite certain ghetto hoodies to create their genuine street art on your walls. It would surely put an authentic 80's arcade atmosphere on the place.

You would possible need to brainwash them when work is done, or they'd return demanding 'tax' or other 'protection fees'. Like a rash, once you attract it it's hard to get rid of, even with a hammer.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: caincan on October 31, 2012, 11:33:25 PM
~ 500 x8 = 4000 minutes = 65 hours .   that's long or you felt in another dimension world for loops.   Arcade dealing in repair or playing is so time consuming  :P.   Dream theater or Rush or King Crimson,  even if i like much,  i dont know if i could listen all day long exclusively without being power consumed !

___
an arcade in Paris ,  "Arcade street" did it..

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/plumy/Plumy%202/P1220338.jpg)

(http://www.retrotaku.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/arcade-street.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 01, 2012, 07:04:25 AM
Well, 'street art' can be sometime really nice, but I prefer to let it ... in the street  ::)

Ok, the primer layer is done! I thought it would never end...that glass fiber drinks as much as a man : each stroke of brush is immediately 'swallowed' by the glass fiber! Damn! I didn't think it would give me so much work... and so much €€€ for the paint, because of course, I had to buy more primer paint to finish that first layer!  :twisted:

Anyway, it's done  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_11.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_12.jpg)

And now, ladies & gentlemen, here's the custom color I'll use to paint the V3 wall  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_13.jpg)

 8)




Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on November 01, 2012, 08:31:21 AM
.. well yes, I think Bruno has a point there. Street art is best left in the street. Judging by the pictures from Paris there, it would seem that a clean surface is much more 'safe' than the confusing contours of graffiti, where you aren't able to distinguish what is supposed to be there, and what isn't.

I just had the most convincing revelation of the horrible but quite possible event of sneezing, where a booger, or two, is launched towards the wall attaching itself. Now, we all know the character of the booger; small, discrete, and sticky enough to last through a cataclysm. And what's even worse is that it has to be removed manually. I'm sure that we all have our individual strategies on how to deal with such events, but my point is that a single color painted surface would infact be the best choice after all.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: caincan on November 01, 2012, 01:09:40 PM
 ;D well with the day-off work of halloween,  you will spend more times these days on your paint job !  long is the road with finishes :P

in paris arcade, that's been a good point for them  "street culture".. (arcades were not all cool places,  lots of fighters came here to ..fight  ;D,  and the place is much more dedicated to fighting kof sf3.3 blazblue etcc games)   .. so good rough idea, because the place itself was badly shaped (seeing the walls... would have needed much more work to do something straight or proper)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Luigi on November 01, 2012, 02:14:38 PM
Has anybody seen a hint what colour he will use to paint the walls?? :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on November 01, 2012, 03:09:52 PM
Yes, well the french always were a bunch of nasty fighters. Always rioting for some silly 'cause'.. etc. Better to do like we do in Sweden; a cup of coffe and some poison. That will take care of any problem nice and quiet.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 01, 2012, 11:11:43 PM
OK, no more wait, here's the official V3 main color  :) :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_14.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ataritoobin on November 02, 2012, 12:49:40 AM
Starblade Purple?  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on November 02, 2012, 06:12:56 AM
Ahhhhhhhhh, I love the smell of new paint & carpet.... Reminds me of the smells of new arcades!  I'll never ever forget that!  :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 02, 2012, 08:56:31 AM
Wanna taste that tasty raspberry and blueberry yogurt?  ;D

Ok, first layer applied on the two first walls  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_15.jpg)

I hope I won't have to paint too much layers... it's a lot of work, it's boring at this level, and that paint is very expensive!  :?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: subzero1970 on November 02, 2012, 09:51:05 AM
Wanna taste that tasty raspberry and blueberry yogurt?  ;D

Ok, first layer applied on the two first walls  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_15.jpg)

I hope I won't have to paint too much layers... it's a lot of work, it's boring at this level, and that paint is very expensive!  :?

more expensive than all the planning permission, building and materials?? i doubt that ;)   

its almost done!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on November 02, 2012, 10:09:47 AM
"raspberry and blueberry yogurt" - Yes please! Bring me a spoon!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Belike on November 02, 2012, 10:52:46 AM
Is it a fluorescent paint?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sjaak on November 02, 2012, 12:14:37 PM
Love the color. That is going to look amazing when it's done!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on November 02, 2012, 02:50:58 PM
The cool thing about gamerooms is
a) you can use colors that you would -never- use in your home
b) -you- decide what colors you choose.....no need to negotiate with your partner


Looking good Bruno, I bet the purplish color will take some layers to cover.

The red that I used took three layers and still didn't cover 100%
The blue that I used took only one layer to almost cover completely, but I did a second anyway


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on November 03, 2012, 12:08:38 AM
why is the primer colored? 

All the primers one can buy here are white.  And the paint store can tint it to any color you want.  Heck, there's a paint type that's becoming popular which has paint + primer in one.  2 coats and you're done.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 03, 2012, 07:42:28 AM
Glad to see you appreciate the color  ;) Here's an other shoot with some natural light...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_16.jpg)

...but let's wait for the finished result  ;)

Is it a fluorescent paint?

Nope, it's extra mate... but who knows how it will react under crazy colored lightening I plan to use  ::) ;)

why is the primer colored? 
All the primers one can buy here are white.  And the paint store can tint it to any color you want.

The primer was originally white,  but I prefer to tint it when I apply it. I hate to paint 'white' on 'white'  :P

Ok, the second 'huuuuuuuuge' wall is done...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_17.jpg)

And now, the last wall  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_18.jpg)

Next round... the second layer of paint ... boring but necessary! (hope I won't need a third layer...)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 03, 2012, 08:49:16 AM
In parallel, I also have to think about 'how to arrange games in the three rooms'.
Too many games, few of them are really big/heavy, impossible to wait the d-day and try to move/arrange them in live, so no other choice than to think about it 'virtually' first.
So I've done the V1/V2/V3 plans in sketchup, here's a preview (wip)  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_sketchup_1.jpg)

...still some details to add, but here it is, after hours spending to learn the software (quite easy fortunately) / taking measurements (no an easy job with two rooms full of cabinets!)  8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on November 03, 2012, 09:20:33 AM
Where is the extra door in V3 ? Seems to be missing in that drawing ?
Just noting so you don't plan any games in front of it ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on November 03, 2012, 09:48:13 AM
Where is the extra door in V3 ? Seems to be missing in that drawing ?
Just noting so you don't plan any games in front of it ;)

Oops....you already mention "still some details to add"....sorry !  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Nic-fryer on November 03, 2012, 11:18:09 AM
I just checked the first post. And all this started on the 10th of May 2005, 7 and a half years. Wow :o


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: subzero1970 on November 03, 2012, 12:45:41 PM
Read through the whole topic yesterday, shame it wasnt ALL caught on video, would have made a great documentary!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: caincan on November 03, 2012, 05:59:32 PM
so much layers of work paint (you have learned about patience, a lot when watching "karate kid" in the 80's ?  ;D ) 

:spaceace: about the D-day for the galaxian3 revival process ..  when do you plan inform a date ?  that couldnt be a last minute information i guess,  so that people can arrange their agendas and gather to help you. 


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on November 03, 2012, 06:16:13 PM
I'm not sure exactly when I'll be able to visit, but next time we're going south into europe, probably to Prague to visit my relatives, we could make a detour to Bruno's space-station. I will ofcourse contact Bruno well in advance so that we can synchronize a convenient occasion.

Then there will be action.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 04, 2012, 07:47:12 AM
I just checked the first post. And all this started on the 10th of May 2005, 7 and a half years. Wow :o

Yeps... but I'm a little bit faster than George Lucas, each trilogy take him 9 years of his live  to complete  ;D

Read through the whole topic yesterday, shame it wasnt ALL caught on video, would have made a great documentary!

I thought about that too... I didn't know at the time that would evolve in that way of course. :P

about the D-day for the galaxian3 revival process ..  when do you plan inform a date ?  that couldnt be a last minute information i guess,  so that people can arrange their agendas and gather to help you. 

What if I say ...next week end?  ::) ;) I'll came back on that into the 'Theater' topic  8)





Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 04, 2012, 08:03:33 AM
Starting the 2nd layer.

Before :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_20.jpg)

After :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_21.jpg)

Yes!! That 2nd layer will be the last one! I'm happy with the result!  :-*

...and after few more days of painting job...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_19.jpg)

The V3 is "purple-ized"  ;D  8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Belike on November 04, 2012, 08:50:17 AM
Well done, what is next? :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 04, 2012, 09:17:51 PM
Well done, what is next? :D

Well, still a lot of details  :roll:

More work done on the stair  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_stair_3.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Superully on November 04, 2012, 10:25:12 PM
thing are moving quickly, bruno! i'm curious: how "real timey" are those events?

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aM-JA8qBrQE/T_s8YY0gzWI/AAAAAAAAAK4/RL_3qfs2NIA/s1600/EOIRT.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Wil2000 on November 05, 2012, 10:33:31 AM
I really looooooooove this colour!!!  :spaceace:
By the way, did you already thought about painting special patterns with phosphorescent pain on the wall? I mean a non visible paint when the daylight is used, but with black light turned on, the drawings appears.
I already saw this once in a restaurant, a day scene painted on the wall, once the night was falling, the owner turned on the black light above the scene and the moon and stars started to appear.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Luigi on November 05, 2012, 02:37:12 PM
Bruno, I hope you took some parts of the Galaxian Theater to make sure the colours match each other ;)

Can't wait to see the monster built up in that room  :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on November 05, 2012, 07:02:36 PM
He will be painting the G3 purple as well.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Amiga on November 05, 2012, 08:07:11 PM
i like the color purple   ;D

you need to add some arcade pics :P in the end of process


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: anunaki on November 05, 2012, 08:59:09 PM
I just read this entire topic :shock:

it´s really cool to see your plan evolving :)

When I joined here, I expected to find people with a room full off Arcade cab and stuff, I expected people with maybe a large garage with all kind off stuff, but this is better than MTV Cribs :!: :!: :!:


I respect the work you put into this and had a great time just watching and reading about it




Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 06, 2012, 09:19:21 AM
thing are moving quickly, bruno! i'm curious: how "real timey" are those events?

Yeps, they is a certain delay, but as you can see, I 'fast forward' the topic in order to reach the 'real time' status  8)

By the way, did you already thought about painting special patterns with phosphorescent pain on the wall? I mean a non visible paint when the daylight is used, but with black light turned on, the drawings appears.
I already saw this once in a restaurant, a day scene painted on the wall, once the night was falling, the owner turned on the black light above the scene and the moon and stars started to appear.

Nice idea, but not in the 'to do' list so far.

Thanks for your nice comments guys  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 06, 2012, 09:35:24 AM
Guys, working on a scaffolding can be dangerous. I fell of it, in a real stupid way... I did not pay attention : I walked too far on the edge of a board! And like a balance to heavy on one leg ---> Kaboom!
Fortunately, I have not been injured, and no wall damage too!  :P 

Here's the pictures few seconds after the fall!  :roll:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_22.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 06, 2012, 09:56:27 AM
Good that you are ok Buno!

(http://comps.canstockphoto.com/can-stock-photo_csp5960149.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 06, 2012, 10:12:12 AM
More work done 'around' the door  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_door_1.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Nic-fryer on November 06, 2012, 10:51:34 AM
Guys, working on a scaffolding can be dangerous. I fell of it, in a real stupid way... I did not pay attention : I walked too far on the edge of a board! And like a balance to heavy on one leg ---> Kaboom!
Fortunately, I have not been injured, and no wall damage too!  :P 

Here's the pictures few seconds after the fall!  :roll:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_22.jpg)

I love how you still managed to take a picture...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 06, 2012, 10:54:57 AM
I love how you still managed to take a picture...

LOL, yeah... part of my 'Arcade Life Style' sharing moments  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/127hours_fall.jpg)

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on November 06, 2012, 12:58:26 PM
I showed my wife your WIP. She thinks you are a strange guy with too many time on his hands. Damn, there goes my intentions to ask to build a small arcade room myself.   :D  :D  :D

BTW for me you are THE man !!! :-)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on November 06, 2012, 05:37:26 PM
Please be careful Bruno... 

It was an accident, You were in the "Zone"  Thinking of how cool this is and what you can't wait to do next...  :D


But Do Be More Careful !!   You don't want a broken arm or leg from a fall.

Also, It's hard... but don't stay up tooo late working!  It may seem you're getting more done, but you are actually moving slower due to lack of rest and more accidents can occur. 

Keep up the great work!  Looking Great!  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 06, 2012, 06:06:24 PM
I showed my wife your WIP.
LOL  ;D I know others ones who showed that game room wip to their wife, and said : "check this out, darling! See, I'm not crazy when I ask you to accept my new cabinets or my game room project!"  8)
But for information, let her know I don't have free time anymore since I have my daughter. So I only have 1 or 2 days per week (the week end in fact) to do serious work. Impossible to work more than 30 minutes per day during the week  :-\

It was an accident, You were in the "Zone"  Thinking of how cool this is and what you can't wait to do next...  :D

So much hours working in that V3... at the end, I work with too much confidence! Fortunately no consequence this time... I really need to finish that room.
But yeah, the big fun is coming now! Veeryy soon! ;)



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 06, 2012, 06:20:04 PM
More update? OK!  ;)

Let's put black baseboards ... between the walls and the roof!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_baseboard_1.jpg)

It looks really cool now!  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_baseboard_2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_baseboard_3.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: gyruss on November 06, 2012, 06:33:29 PM
looking good, can't wait to see the theater being build up and eventually play it.  :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Luigi on November 06, 2012, 06:41:00 PM
These three gamerooms together will be the hell of a gameroom!!  :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on November 07, 2012, 12:44:42 PM

Looking awesome. Maybe you could also paint the wooden logs at the ceiling?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 07, 2012, 10:42:10 PM
Now that everything is done on the walls, it's time to set up ...

...the lightning circuit #2 !  8)

Yes... more ... more fluorescent tubes! :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_light_1.jpg)

The right side of the game room is done  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_light_3.jpg)

The other side too!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_light_2.jpg)

This will give many lightening possibilities... and believe me, I will explore them! Can't wait to test all the tubes colors  :P

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Belike on November 07, 2012, 10:43:16 PM
No.1. :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Q*ris on November 08, 2012, 09:31:26 AM
I'm not commenting often here these days due to lack of time but I always take a moment to check this awesome thread, it boosts me for the day  ;)
Go Bruno, Go, the finish line is so near!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 09, 2012, 07:46:24 PM
 :)

Ok, now let's check what we can do on this area  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_23.jpg)

After my 'white/blue/green' primer,what colors to use now?  ::)

OK, got an idea for the 'toilet' color ... I found this paint  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_24.jpg)

...used in ... 2006 (  :shock: ) for some work on my Pac Man cabinet  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_25.jpg)

So yeah, I'm gonna have a Pac Man 'color accurate' toilet!  :pac:  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 10, 2012, 03:29:39 PM
Levis black extra mat for the 'corridor' area, and also applied primer on the toilet outside walls  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_26.jpg)

...closer.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_28.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Cyril on November 10, 2012, 09:48:25 PM
Is it me or the door that connects the V2 to V3 is very small?
We not realize because of the proportions?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on November 10, 2012, 10:42:22 PM
Is it me or the door that connects the V2 to V3 is very small?
We not realize because of the proportions?

Is it just me or is the height indeed very low? Seeying at the picture I have the impression you need to duck before you can enter v3?

Nope, it's not high. You'll have to 'bend forward' a little bit to walk around the V2/V3.
In short, it would be too complicate/too much money but also too much additional 'workload' to fix that (in very short : it's because of the huge building lands levels difference) .


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 10, 2012, 11:18:35 PM
PAC-MAN!  :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_29.jpg)

Hey, I noticed this  ::) :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_30.jpg)

Same 'working' clothes (pants & shoes) used since the beginning!   :) ...collector items?!  ;D

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on November 10, 2012, 11:35:10 PM
Looking good!!! Questions for you:

- do you have heating in the bathroom?
- do you have a powered ceiling fan / vent in the bathroom? (man toilet always needs this, wink, wink)
- are there any rules in your region for 4+ steps require a hand rail?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Jason42 on November 11, 2012, 08:33:24 AM
Ca pourrait etre une bonne idee de dessiner un triangle noir sur le cote des toilettes non? :) pacman style! (voir un cercle jaune sur le noir a cote)

(salut les gens!)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 11, 2012, 08:55:24 AM
Looking good!!! Questions for you:

- do you have heating in the bathroom?
- do you have a powered ceiling fan / vent in the bathroom? (man toilet always needs this, wink, wink)
- are there any rules in your region for 4+ steps require a hand rail?

 -Not planned atm.
 -Not yet.
- Don't know, but it's not an house here anyway.

Ca pourrait etre une bonne idee de dessiner un triangle noir sur le cote des toilettes non? :) pacman style! (voir un cercle jaune sur le noir a cote)

(salut les gens!)

Hi Jason and welcome here.
Please write in English for other members in your posts  ;)

Nice idea (he suggests to draw a black triangle somewhere on a yellow wall to suggest a Pac Man)... maybe something like this?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_29pac.jpg)

mhhhh.... no.... not like that, but maybe an other location?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Jason42 on November 11, 2012, 10:24:44 AM
Thanks :) (even i follow this project since the beggining of the V3 :) )
Yep, sorry. (that's dumb from me as i'm somewhat bilingual...)

I was more thinking something like
(http://nsa32.casimages.com/img/2012/11/11/121111101806215825.png)

And maybe a round like
(http://nsa31.casimages.com/img/2012/11/11//12111110234818149.png)
(ok, i failed on this one, pac-gum are not yellow...) or something like a cherry :)

It will look like the person who walk here is the next pac-gum eated by pacman haha :) (i just notified that)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 11, 2012, 09:32:29 PM
I really love your idea on that picture  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_29pac2.jpg)

I'll seriously consider doing it!  ;)

Next step : carpet selection  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_carpet_1.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Blanka on November 11, 2012, 09:39:39 PM
Holy Crap! That is starting to get serious proportions. Would not look bad on an indoor swimming pool for some rich dude villa. How many games fit in there?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: McVenco on November 11, 2012, 10:39:44 PM
This thread is getting more epic by the day. I can't wait to see it finished!


Next step : carpet selection  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_carpet_1.jpg)

Since you have a light/white ceiling and pretty light walls I'd pick a dark color. Maybe the dark blue (2nd from right on the top row)?

The fabric looks a bit more rough than the carpet in the V1 and V2, is that right?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Jason42 on November 12, 2012, 03:33:46 AM
I really love your idea on that picture  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_29pac2.jpg)

I'll seriously consider doing it!  ;)

Haha, glad to help ;)

Since you have a light/white ceiling and pretty light walls I'd pick a dark color. Maybe the dark blue (2nd from right on the top row)?
Yep, or the one in  top-left, something like #202020


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on November 12, 2012, 07:11:41 AM
Consider blacklight carpet?  It'll add quite an awesome punch..  :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on November 12, 2012, 12:52:23 PM
Consider blacklight carpet?  It'll add quite an awesome punch..  :D

I agree! A carpet with small little blacklight figures on it would be AWESOME.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Blanka on November 12, 2012, 03:30:24 PM
Is the carpet "naaldvilt"? Always good. Really sturdy stuff, and thanks to the colour difference, you won't see anything on it. Antracite or dark blue are always safe colours. I would skip the fancy. Keep the focus on your collection.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Belike on November 12, 2012, 05:48:04 PM
Please note that blackligt carpet is fu...ng expensive. 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Blanka on November 12, 2012, 08:41:24 PM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_light_2.jpg)
What's with this door?
- Is it extra wide? Then your ceiling is really high
- Or is it extra short? For Sun?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on November 13, 2012, 06:51:40 AM
Please note that blackligt carpet is fu...ng expensive. 8)


Yes it is, been there done that....   ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Luigi on November 13, 2012, 08:06:24 AM
Please note that blackligt carpet is fu...ng expensive. 8)

PLUS a large part of it cannot be seen because of the Galaxian Theater. I would go for an ordinary carpet there....dark blue is good :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 13, 2012, 09:50:28 PM
Holy Crap! That is starting to get serious proportions. Would not look bad on an indoor swimming pool for some rich dude villa. How many games fit in there?

Just to give you an idea, here's a quick test to show you one row of 'regular' cabinets... So you can guess the big amount of games I can put only in the V3! (and the games are even not 'side against side' in that test  ::)) ... if I hadn't to put a Galaxian Theater of course  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_arcade_test.jpg)

Since you have a light/white ceiling and pretty light walls I'd pick a dark color. Maybe the dark blue (2nd from right on the top row)?
The fabric looks a bit more rough than the carpet in the V1 and V2, is that right?

Yes, this gonna be a dark color, and very strong to resist the heavy weight of the games.

Consider blacklight carpet?  It'll add quite an awesome punch..  :D

well, it was my initial idea, but there is no shop around with these... I found some in Germany but the price is just ... too much! Keep in mind I have to order something like 85 square meters... Even a 'simple' carpet 'enough strong for this purpose' is something like 20-25€ per meter :ghost:

What's with this door?
- Is it extra wide? Then your ceiling is really high
- Or is it extra short? For Sun?

It's an extra wide custom door....and the ceiling is really high! (almost 4 meters at this location)  ;) The company didn't want to make such 'extra wide' door ...but I strongly insisted!  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 14, 2012, 06:19:34 AM
Looks like we have a new Funspot here in europe  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on November 14, 2012, 09:25:13 AM
Looking good bruno!!!
Maby you have mentioned it before, but what is the size of the G3? (LxWxH)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 14, 2012, 09:29:01 AM
Looking good bruno!!!
Maby you have mentioned it before, but what is the size of the G3? (LxWxH)

(http://flyers.arcade-museum.com/flyers_video/namco/21464104.jpg)

16 feet is aprox 5 meter, so its huge !  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 14, 2012, 10:37:58 PM
...and the carpet is here!  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_carpet_2.jpg)

Two rolls : 10m x 4m + 11m x 4 meters.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on November 15, 2012, 12:42:06 AM
will you be using an under pad for that carpet?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Jason42 on November 15, 2012, 05:59:50 AM
Do you plan to start to "populate" the gameroom meanwhile you finish the restroom, or you're waiting that all are done before starting to populate the room? :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Belike on November 15, 2012, 08:40:14 AM
Stop teasing, roll that carpet to the ground! :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Jason42 on November 15, 2012, 09:07:48 AM
Stop teasing, roll that carpet to the ground! :D

(http://i.qkme.me/3rsh0z.jpg)  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: anunaki on November 15, 2012, 09:24:05 AM
Will there be some kind of opening event?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Blanka on November 15, 2012, 10:01:52 AM
Where is the ticket-booth in the sketchup?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: WLCD on November 15, 2012, 03:15:53 PM
Nuno, always a pleasure to see your projects as they come to life !

great job !


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 15, 2012, 09:41:53 PM
will you be using an under pad for that carpet?

The carpets will be glued to that OSB floor.

Do you plan to start to "populate" the gameroom meanwhile you finish the restroom, or you're waiting that all are done before starting to populate the room? :)

Yes, I'll start 'to populate', even if the restroom is not done.

Stop teasing, roll that carpet to the ground! :D

Things accelerate as you can see...  ;) Stay tuned a little bit longer  :P ;)

(http://i.qkme.me/3rsh0z.jpg)  ;D

LOL  ;D I'm really tired about all this construction stuff! I really need to go back on cabinets renovation, road trip and other ALS stuff / tasks...in other word, something else!  So I'm now really impatient to finish that V3, more than anyone!  ;D

Will there be some kind of opening event?

Yes, I would like to do something like an inauguration...  8)

Where is the ticket-booth in the sketchup?

LOL

Nuno, always a pleasure to see your projects as they come to life !

great job !

You're welcome  :) Stay tuned... more to come!  8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 15, 2012, 10:00:09 PM
While the carpet is breathing the V3 air few days before to be applied, let's go outside...

The access between V2/V3 won't be easy for moving in/out cabinets, so I need a direct access to the V3. Problem, a way exists but it's not practicable for moving cabinet at all! So let' repair that...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_way_1.jpg)

As I told you -> impossible to move cabinet in that situation  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_way_2.jpg)

Work in progress..

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_way_3.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 16, 2012, 06:15:13 AM
Aint building a little sidewalk / making a new floor a great way to loose some debris  ;D ;D ;D



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on November 16, 2012, 12:39:57 PM

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_way_3.jpg)

Thats what we call in dutch: 'Een stevig funderingske'. :-)

Ohcommon ... let see some Galaxain3 parts moving. ;-) Tired of waiting ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on November 16, 2012, 04:28:29 PM
Yeah, recycling, very environment friendly !




(until the G3 gets powered up...... :D)

Seriously, did you have to get a "bigger" electricity connection yet ? I can imagine that you are getting to the borders of what your main fuse can handle....?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 16, 2012, 06:55:09 PM
Did you have to get a "bigger" electricity connection yet ? I can imagine that you are getting to the borders of what your main fuse can handle....?

We will see... and certainly adapt this of course  :P :)

Progressing on the sidewalk...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_way_4.jpg)

What? new cans of paint ?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_31.jpg)

Yeah! For this... work in progress..  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_32.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on November 16, 2012, 07:34:02 PM
Great idea to use the scrap block and junk cement pieces as filler... not as much cement required!   ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 16, 2012, 08:12:38 PM
I did it all the time when i needed it in my renovation of my house, works perfectly.

and if you are short on debris, there is always people that are offering concrete pavement tiles on marktplaats here for free, which with the help of a sledgehammer are perfect for this job.

Gratis gratis gratis, come and get it  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on November 17, 2012, 07:48:08 AM
Looking good Bruno!
I dont know, because i cant see it, but is there anything stopping the concrete from touching the wall on the V1 building? Normally you have to put some styrofoam such places, so that the building and sidewalk can move independent.. Other than that, looks great, get the games moving now!! :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 18, 2012, 04:17:45 PM
In order to prepare any water damage in the water closet, let's add an water evacuation system...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_33.jpg)

Stuff for a next stage...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_34.jpg)

And here we are... the *famous* V3 carpet!  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_carpet_3.jpg)

After spending hours to remove dusts, paint remains of the huuuuuuuge floor (Fortunaltely not only with that brush of course  ;D)...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_35.jpg)

...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 18, 2012, 04:22:41 PM
...

Welcome to the Nuno's Lair V3  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_arcade_1.jpg)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

Hey, don't walk away  ::) ... that room is not over... more to come!  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Gerry on November 18, 2012, 04:39:54 PM
Looking very comfy  :).


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Amiga on November 18, 2012, 05:59:48 PM
nice  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ataritoobin on November 18, 2012, 06:20:12 PM
...

Welcome to the Nuno's Lair V3  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_arcade_1.jpg)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

Hey, don't walk away  ::) ... that room is not over... more to come!  ;)

Yeah!! Lookin good  8)!  :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: old school on November 18, 2012, 06:53:40 PM
Only one word

WONDERFUL


Great Job Bruno


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on November 18, 2012, 07:42:25 PM
AMAZING ! ! ! !

 :-* :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: baritonomarchetto on November 18, 2012, 08:02:54 PM
I am waiting to see the first cab entering the room !!!!

Do you plan to re-assemble the Theather first ?  :pac: :pac: :pac:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on November 18, 2012, 08:44:03 PM
Awesome, really warm atmosphere !


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: anunaki on November 18, 2012, 08:48:48 PM
 :) :) :) :)

yeah.... awesome :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Belike on November 18, 2012, 10:34:34 PM
Great pic with that light comes from the window! :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: slowcade on November 19, 2012, 08:47:08 AM
Fantastic! Something tells me that everyone will want to travel to Belgium next year. ;D

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: subzero1970 on November 19, 2012, 11:15:09 AM
its almost giant jigsaw time bruno!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Nic-fryer on November 19, 2012, 11:37:27 AM
Just went back and checked, April, 2009 on page 23 was the first mention of the v3.

And the whole project of the gaming rooms started way back in 2005  :shock:

By the way. I love what you've done, Bruno, and I wish that I didn't live in Australia and could come see your 'lair' in person, but the flights are too expensive. :evil: >:(  :-\ :'(


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 19, 2012, 11:13:11 PM
Glad to see you appreciate how this V3 turns ... but it's not over yet  :o

Even with no game, the fun already started at least for one person  ::) ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_sun.jpg)

 :-* :-* :-*


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: subzero1970 on November 19, 2012, 11:14:35 PM
well bruno its taken you five years since buying the galaxian theater...unlike your original statement which you said 'you will rebuild the galaxian theater in......2054!'

how wrong were you!!!

:)
 :lol:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Nic-fryer on November 19, 2012, 11:20:56 PM
well bruno its taken you five years since buying the galaxian theater...unlike your original statement which you said 'you will rebuild the galaxian theater in......2054!'

how wrong were you!!!

:)
 :lol:


Don't start saying that yet. He hasn't started building it yet. But I'm sure he will.  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on November 20, 2012, 05:37:16 PM
My only fear for Bruno is that building the room might be easier than re-assembling that huge game...

I hope all goes well.. but:

So many PCB's...  So many moving parts  (ld players)  projectors.. (do you have relacement lamps?)  So many parts of the theatre stored in many places (that are not climate controlled)  and lets not forget remembering how to put it all back together!!!!

Also, be sure to clean each piece very well before assembling, keep the dust and nasty little bugs out of the new room!  :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Belike on November 20, 2012, 05:44:49 PM
Glad to see you appreciate how this V3 turns ... but it's not over yet  :o

Even with no game, the fun already started at least for one person  ::) ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_sun.jpg)

 :-* :-* :-*
Wow, she is already a big girl, feels like she was born a few months ago. :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: TheBasement on November 20, 2012, 10:09:25 PM
I've been watching you build your gamerooms since V1 and V2, and this V3 is looking absolutely gorgeous. As someone who contracted very little with my gameroom and did a lot of the work myself, I must say I am impressed with how much work you've done on your own. It's definitely a good feeling. Can't wait to see it all filled up along with the Galaxian Theater assembly and other various games.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 20, 2012, 11:30:23 PM
I've been watching you build your gamerooms since V1 and V2, and this V3 is looking absolutely gorgeous. As someone who contracted very little with my gameroom and did a lot of the work myself, I must say I am impressed with how much work you've done on your own. It's definitely a good feeling. Can't wait to see it all filled up along with the Galaxian Theater assembly and other various games.

Hi Jeremy, and welcome to DLF'/ALS'  ;) Glad you finally registered here.
Your basement is totally awesome!  :o Congratulation!

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Wow, she is already a big girl, feels like she was born a few months ago. :D

Yes, time flies... next month she will have 2 years old  :)

Regarding the re assembling of the theater, I'll give all details inside its dedicated topic right here (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=231.0), so stay tuned a little bit more, guys  :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 23, 2012, 09:03:45 PM
While the concrete is drying...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_way_5.jpg)

...we put the tiles, and I apply the second layer of my 'V1 inspired' orange color  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_36.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sjaak on November 23, 2012, 11:31:19 PM
Any special things in mind for the inside of the toilet?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: McVenco on November 23, 2012, 11:57:41 PM
Well, some toilet paper might come in handy  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on November 24, 2012, 08:28:59 PM
Well, some toilet paper might come in handy  ;D

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Russ J on November 25, 2012, 12:13:07 AM
While the concrete is drying...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_way_5.jpg)

At first glance at the top of this photo it looks like some one 'crouched' down with a white carrier bag over their head...very sinister  :shock:

But then I looked closer,its a black refuse bag with a white bag sticking out of the top  :lol:

V3 is coming along superb Bruno,top work  8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 25, 2012, 04:15:15 PM
Any special things in mind for the inside of the toilet?

Nothing at this stage... maybe something special for the mirror  8)

At first glance at the top of this photo it looks like some one 'crouched' down with a white carrier bag over their head...very sinister  :shock:
But then I looked closer,its a black refuse bag with a white bag sticking out of the top  :lol:

 ;D

Ok let's progress on this story. Now the carpet is applied, it's time to put skirting boards.
First, around the door.

Before :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_baseboard_4.jpg)

After :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_baseboard_5.jpg)

...and the rest of the room  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_baseboard_6.jpg)

...everywhere where there is an edge  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_baseboard_7.jpg)

Yes, my wife is helping me :)

Done :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_paint_baseboard_8.jpg)

Now, it's time to play with the lighting... dozens of colors combinations  to test...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/game_room_lightening_1.jpg)

Well, I guess I'll wait until the cabinets will be there, before selecting the right colors...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: smalltownguy2 on November 25, 2012, 04:42:04 PM
Looking good! I love the color combinations. Your lighting ideas should work out very well too.

Of course, there's never enough pictures of your wife helping. Feel free to share more of that too. ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on November 25, 2012, 07:21:27 PM
Looks awesome Bruno! 

About that door, I assume its the outside facing one. I can't see any hinges on it! Does it swing to the outside!?? (Typically in homes, external doors swing inward, also more secure - people can't pop the hinges and break in)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: McVenco on November 25, 2012, 08:12:05 PM
About that door, I assume its the outside facing one. I can't see any hinges on it! Does it swing to the outside!?? (Typically in homes, external doors swing inward, also more secure - people can't pop the hinges and break in)

I think it's the same kind of doors that are used on the V1/V2 side of the Lair: http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=32.msg236#msg236
When I see those hinges I'm not too afraid that they can be easily lifted out. Besides, it's not a home, it's basically just a garden shed, albeit a tiny bit on the large side  ;D ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Jason42 on November 25, 2012, 08:31:16 PM
Yes, my wife is helping me :)

she have some of the highest WAF i ever seen  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on November 27, 2012, 09:24:34 PM
Looks like there might be a pause on this thread while G3 is put together...  Just in case you don't already know, go to Galaxian Theatre Thread.    :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 02, 2012, 07:50:03 PM
Looks like there might be a pause on this thread while G3 is put together...  Just in case you don't already know, go to Galaxian Theatre Thread.    :D

Yes, priority will be given to the Namco Theater. There are still work to do before officially announcing the game room is done, but we are here at ...95% done(  8)

Here's a last picture taken just after this episode... :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/galaxian_theater_episode_4.jpg) (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=231.msg59061#msg59061)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/before_galaxian3.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Jason42 on December 02, 2012, 11:14:43 PM
dat banner!  :shock:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on January 07, 2013, 02:35:31 PM
Beautiful. Simply beautiful.

I notice that the color theme is pretty in line with the Galaxian 3 theatre's. Excellent selection of colors.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 07, 2013, 02:45:46 PM
I notice that the color theme is pretty in line with the Galaxian 3 theatre's. Excellent selection of colors.

Yes, well spotted!  ;) I used yellow/blue colors for the 'GT6' area!  ;)
But the colors choice is not final! I mean, I'll probably change them once the GT6 and other games will be there... I may use more black light... dunno yet!

What's left to do here? Mhhhh minor things... well, finish the rest room. Funny, I'm just right back from my the shop where I bought the sink + faucet. And I also need the door for the rest room!  ;D Oh, I also have to fix carpet on the stairs...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on February 09, 2013, 11:59:37 PM
Well, because most of the Galaxian3 Theater6 parts are assembled, I can start to re arrange all my games in the different 'area'.

So, sneak preview in the V2 room...All the honors to the 'Bluth Trilogy' first!  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/V3/dragonslair_spaceace_1.jpg)

It's cool... now that I have more space, no need to put the cabinets close together anymore... welcome back to the 'indirect' lightning! coming from the back & between the games!  :-*

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/V3/dragonslair_spaceace_2.jpg)

Oh, and welcome back to my 'Dragon' on the top of Dragon's Lair  :-*

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/V3/dragonslair_spaceace_3.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/V3/dragonslair_spaceace_4.jpg)

Damn! This area is dominated by the darth side of the force... caution!  :twisted:  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/V3/star_wars_atari.jpg)

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Superully on February 10, 2013, 09:29:07 AM
nice setup you've got there, bruno, but why not put the DL2 between the other two laserdisc games? wouldn't that make more sense (and look better)?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on February 10, 2013, 09:41:46 AM
Yes, I'll certainly do it. This is a temporary 'setup' ... ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: italiandoh on February 10, 2013, 02:29:38 PM
Well, because most of the Galaxian3 Theater6 parts are assembled, I can start to re arrange all my games in the different 'area'.

So, sneak preview in the V2 room...All the honors to the 'Bluth Trilogy' first!  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/V3/dragonslair_spaceace_1.jpg)


Hmm... that picture on the screen of an Atari DL doesn't look right, unless you're running my EuroDL conversion with attract mode sound OFF  ;)

Matteo


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on February 10, 2013, 08:52:30 PM
Hmm... that picture on the screen of an Atari DL doesn't look right, unless you're running my EuroDL conversion with attract mode sound OFF  ;)
Matteo

Yes, I'm still using the EURO DL conversion card, with attract mode sound OFF! Changing the attract sound mode has an influence on display? More info please!
Oh, I guess I understand... The Atari euro version is not supposed to display that 'insert coin' screen because it's the PCB who should do it at this time? ...and the attract mode sound may influence it?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: italiandoh on February 10, 2013, 11:47:45 PM
It's explained on this page (http://www.dragons-lair-project.com/tech/docs/eurodl.asp).

Game bug fixes:  The European Dragon's Lair (both European and Italian versions) have a software bug if you play with attract sound off (dip switch 6 of bank A in OFF position). Only the first attract mode is showed correctly; all next attract sequences play longer than the attract sequence itself, showing a portion of the drawbridge scene and death scenes. Well, EuroDL fixes this bug and now shows the "INSERT COINS" screen for the remaining time while attract mode finishes.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Orrimarrko on February 12, 2013, 12:58:37 AM
Fantastic stuff Bruno.  Been following from the construction of V1, and can't believe how things are today.

Would LOVE to see a video of what's in all three rooms when you're done (or as you're re-organizing!)

Your collection has evolved over the last 7 or so years, so checking out what you currently have is super interesting.

Keep it up!  Great work!

Orri~


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ARCADESAVER on February 12, 2013, 05:41:40 AM
Wonderful looks great with all the colors from the light :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 23, 2013, 06:02:32 PM
Welcome to the Nuno's Lair V(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif)...Welcome to the Galaxian(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif) Theater6  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/S07E03-tube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzOM7eDdWGw)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ataritoobin on March 23, 2013, 07:21:28 PM
 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

Truly inspiring!  Congrats on your achievement  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Belike on March 23, 2013, 08:32:13 PM
Did you make this video on 7th of January, and you teased us until now? :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 23, 2013, 08:35:56 PM
Did you make this video on 7th of January, and you teased us until now? :D

 ::) :P ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: K1ngarth3r on March 23, 2013, 08:43:42 PM
That's awesome, really inspirational stuff!

I've never played this in the arcades but looks an amazing experience!

The whole thread is amazing, well done!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Tyrem on March 23, 2013, 09:17:45 PM
That's awesome, really inspirational stuff!

I've never played this in the arcades but looks an amazing experience!

The whole thread is amazing, well done!

i had the pleasure to play it in london serveral times and we also finished it with two people over and over again.
can´t wait to play it at brunos place again. :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: McVenco on March 24, 2013, 12:01:09 AM
Did you make this video on 7th of January, and you teased us until now? :D

We're used to that already aren't we? 10 to 1 says he has the complete Lair (V1, 2 and 3) fully set up already. Including the toilet  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on March 24, 2013, 05:46:23 AM
Ok, it's now time to remove the forms from your cement flatwork.   ;D

Again.. Great work and congratulations on this lifetime achievement.   :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on March 24, 2013, 07:11:15 AM
I dont think Belgium is running realtime...
But great to se that the beast is running :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 24, 2013, 09:36:16 AM
Here's a real time picture, done few minutes ago  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/allroom.jpg)

Yes...still snowing by the end of march!? Amazing weather!  :-\


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Robinholland on March 24, 2013, 10:31:22 AM
Cool  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Nic-fryer on March 24, 2013, 12:27:22 PM
Here's a real time picture, done few minutes ago  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/allroom.jpg)

and all this came from an old garage


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: old school on March 24, 2013, 06:44:14 PM
OMFG

you did it !!!

I' have no word

you are a huge source of inspiration for all arcade Collectionneur

But among all of us i must admit
without any doubt you are our
MASTER !!!

re built a galaxian theatre seems so easy for you ...

Congratulation, enjoy your new toy and post as many pictures as you can !!



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Giddygoon on March 24, 2013, 09:49:54 PM
Win, Win, Win!!!

You did It!!!!

Well done Bruno, brings back memory's of FunLand in London that was the last time I saw the attract sequence of Galaxian Theatre : D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: leonk on March 27, 2013, 01:05:22 AM
Bruno, you're still teasing us! Show us real time pictures of inside the V3!!  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 05, 2013, 09:12:59 AM
Back on this topic!  8)

Of course, it's well know that there is a Galaxian Theater in there  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/water2.jpg)

Some progress on this 'important' area... now 'water' ready!  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/water.jpg)

Still have to cover these pipes, fix a door & add mirror / decoration...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on May 05, 2013, 08:52:28 PM
Definatly do the pac-man tile around the mirror etc like in previous posts!  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Nic-fryer on May 15, 2013, 12:45:02 PM
Bruno, we need. An update, we are craving it.  ;D ;D ;D :D :D >: :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 27, 2013, 09:37:26 AM
Bruno, we need. An update, we are craving it.  ;D ;D ;D :D :D >: :P

Ok, it's time  8)

Back in January 2013...the big move starts!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/ready/whatamess.jpg)

Let's figure out the best arrangement...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/ready/moving_games_1.jpg)

It starts to look good, huh?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/ready/moving_games_2.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Superully on May 27, 2013, 09:58:59 AM
first and last picture are identical

not anymore, last picture was removed ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: old school on May 27, 2013, 10:07:08 AM
Start to look a ;Dmazing !!!


more pics pleeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaase



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Blanka on May 27, 2013, 10:26:15 AM
Wow!
I really need to visit again!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Belike on May 27, 2013, 10:57:47 AM
Not bad for beginning, let's see the rest. :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 30, 2013, 10:51:00 PM
Few pictures done, right after this 'warm up' meeting  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/nuno_lair_v3_0.jpg) (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=4559)
[click on the picture to see the meeting pictures]

Here we go :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/nuno_lair_v3_2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/nuno_lair_v3_3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/nuno_lair_v3_4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/nuno_lair_v3_5.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/nuno_lair_v3_6.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/nuno_lair_v3_7.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/nuno_lair_v3_8.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/nuno_lair_v3_9.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/nuno_lair_v3_10.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/nuno_lair_v3_1.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Amiga on May 30, 2013, 10:57:14 PM
Every time I look at your impressive collection, I have a desire to build another arcade machine :lol:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Belike on May 31, 2013, 07:29:53 AM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/nuno_lair_v3_0.jpg)
This Tron setup is fantastic!!! :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on May 31, 2013, 07:48:19 AM
WOW..... You have done an outstanding job. 

 ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: neocps1 on May 31, 2013, 07:50:42 AM
énorme  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on May 31, 2013, 08:22:28 AM
No words !!!  :o :-* :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: carlo3do on May 31, 2013, 09:01:55 AM
outstanding  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

what happen to starblade?? :o


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Luigi on May 31, 2013, 09:13:18 AM
So awesome, Bruno.... "I'm just a jealous guy" ;)


Those TRON cycles are fantastic, but the TRON cab should stand in the middle between them!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarikid on May 31, 2013, 12:34:43 PM
Impressive to say the least.  :shock:  :shock:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Superully on May 31, 2013, 02:10:53 PM
OMGWTFBBQ!!! how many games are in there (or somewhere else) with unpublished roadtrips?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: funkycochise on June 01, 2013, 03:45:21 PM
outstanding  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

what happen to starblade?? :o

In fact it is now just used as door to hide the toilet access :

(http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics_gamoovernet690px/20130601153132-funkycochise-P1050821.jpg) (http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics/20130601153132-funkycochise-P1050821.jpg)(http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics_gamoovernet690px/20130601154219-funkycochise-P1050729.jpg) (http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics/20130601154219-funkycochise-P1050729.jpg)

And also as background decoration item :

(http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics_gamoovernet690px/20130601153110-funkycochise-P1050787.jpg) (http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics/20130601153110-funkycochise-P1050787.jpg)(http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics_gamoovernet690px/20130601153711-funkycochise-P1050832.jpg) (http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics/20130601153711-funkycochise-P1050832.jpg)

Just kidding, it was up & running into the V1 area, that is more a workshop and and baby-sitting room by now :

(http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics_gamoovernet690px/20130601153348-funkycochise-P1050788.jpg) (http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics/20130601153348-funkycochise-P1050788.jpg)

this explains why we weren't there that much...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: subzero1970 on June 13, 2013, 10:11:44 AM
i think a video walkthrough is in order!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Q*ris on June 13, 2013, 10:16:17 AM
i think a video walkthrough is in order!
Check this topic: http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=4559.0 (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=4559.0)
I made a quick one with my cellphone on reply #21... but it doesn't do justice to this awesome place!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: subzero1970 on June 13, 2013, 10:47:59 AM
all these amazing games to play and people are standing talking....wrong....wrong in so many ways!!!  :lol:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on June 13, 2013, 09:59:53 PM
No, right in every way. Socialising is at least half the fun when arcade fans/collectors meet.... ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: caincan on June 13, 2013, 11:44:11 PM
many times arcades are just the "ambiance" needed, on real fun meetings  .  i've seen this so numerous times in Paris or elsewhere  :P ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on June 14, 2013, 08:29:10 AM
No, right in every way. Socialising is at least half the fun when arcade fans/collectors meet.... ;D

So right !

I think its even 75% of the fun to meet the people and hang out with them!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: subzero1970 on June 14, 2013, 10:17:48 AM
i wasnt serious u know! ive been to two replays and other events, and spend half the time chatting :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on June 19, 2013, 12:22:13 AM
At last, THE door! ;D

WIP  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/v3_door.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on June 19, 2013, 08:53:20 AM
No, right in every way. Socialising is at least half the fun when arcade fans/collectors meet.... ;D

So right !

I think its even 75% of the fun to meet the people and hang out with them!

In fact, do you actually ever play games Etienne ? ;);););););););););)

@Sub,  yeah I noticed the smiley  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on June 20, 2013, 11:23:00 AM
Yeah, i do indeed like it more to hang out, but thats just because i dont want to show people that in general i suck at most games  ;D ;D ;D ;D

but seriously, i need to admit that i like the fixing / working on them more that actually playing with them.

It was the same in my youth, building with lego and when it was done, it did not really matter what it was that i made, the fun was in the building for me..


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on June 20, 2013, 11:41:43 AM
This is the real purpose of the Lair... having a nice ambiance when ...eating!  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/gameroom_eat.jpg)

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Amiga on June 21, 2013, 04:26:38 PM
kid dont touch with your hand it's sticky ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: TimePilot on June 21, 2013, 10:40:22 PM
Darth, you really live my dream, fantastic!!!!   :-* :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on July 04, 2013, 11:29:39 PM
Few pictures of my 'Tron area', now including my beloved DOT  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/Discs_of_Tron/Tron_Legacy_Arcade_1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/Discs_of_Tron/Tron_Legacy_Arcade_2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/Discs_of_Tron/Tron_Legacy_Arcade_3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/Discs_of_Tron/Tron_Legacy_Arcade_4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/Discs_of_Tron/Tron_Legacy_Arcade_5.jpg)

Yeah... I'm a Tron fan  ;D... still need the pinball and I'll be done for me! What? Yeah yeah...EDOT too, of course  ::) ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Laszo on July 05, 2013, 12:52:50 AM
Very nice, love those two together.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on July 05, 2013, 08:17:42 AM
Cool pics  8) :-* :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Luigi on July 05, 2013, 08:27:29 AM
That's an awesome corner of your gameroom....but you have to pin that t-shirt to the wall so everbody can see (and read)! ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: bat968 on August 06, 2013, 11:03:45 PM
You have the most incredible Arcade in the World...
I would love to visit it one day to take some awesome pictures of all this stuff!
We could print a picture book after, for you, as a souvenir. It deserves it! 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on August 07, 2013, 07:39:09 AM
Arcade games, food and women. Is that paradise?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 24, 2013, 01:08:36 PM
...and the official banner, finally on location  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/banner.jpg)

...also fixed an Atarimania's gift : Phoenix!  :-*


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on August 24, 2013, 01:16:11 PM
 :-* :-*


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 24, 2013, 01:58:56 PM
Very nice !

I still have something for your gameroom here, are you comming to Hilversum 14 and 15 Sept ? (Eurocade 13)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 08, 2013, 04:15:24 PM
Well well...still not done so far :

- the frame/border around the toilet door
- the 'naked' stairs
- the carpets junction between the V2/V3 on the top of the stair
- the frame/border around the way from V2 -> V3

Spent these last days to finish the game room!  8)

before :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/end_stairs_1.jpg)

in progress :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/end_stairs_2.jpg)

done :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/end_stairs_3.jpg)

Oh, and see my new custom Galaxian3 / warning sign  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/end_stairs_4.jpg)

SO, yes... this is it! No more 'game room' work to do at this point! I cannot believe it's done! V3 features G3 is finished!
Only some decorations are missing, but otherwise...this is it!  :-*   :-*


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on September 08, 2013, 05:16:54 PM
Do you mind if I just take a moment, and have some coffe in your Starblade seat over there?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Luigi on September 08, 2013, 05:26:31 PM
erm , Bruno...you've forgotten something really serious....THE OPENING PARTY!!!!   ;D ;) :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Tyrem on September 08, 2013, 05:57:29 PM
erm , Bruno...you've forgotten something really serious....THE OPENING PARTY!!!!   ;D ;) :)

i would be in for another one... and i would bring the dr. pepper. ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 08, 2013, 06:30:43 PM
erm , Bruno...you've forgotten something really serious....THE OPENING PARTY!!!!   ;D ;) :)

i would be in for another one... and i would bring the dr. pepper. ;)

You're right guys!   :)

I wanted to wait after the Eurocade for the OFFICIAL Nuno's Lair opening, to not interfere with that event. I'll check for dates I'll propose you very soon ;)
I've just done a big test with my colleagues this week... and it was great, but also...it confirmed me I've enough power to feed most of my playable games so far... see this topic : :: Team meeting inside the Nuno's Lair / September 2013 :: (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=4808.0)  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on September 08, 2013, 06:53:41 PM
I would like to come some time. Can I, please? Don't really know when yet, now would be too early as I've just started work. But perhaps some of your next meetings I could take a boat or fly down to Belgium. It's not much further than Denmark so I wouldn't feel too lost.

Are there any 'Bed & Breakfast' close to Bruno?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: R64 on September 16, 2013, 02:32:51 PM
WOW!

You're truly an inspiration Nuno. It was this thread that got me back into arcade gaming.
Just starting out, but yeah - this is the dream to chase.

NICE WORK DUDE


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 29, 2013, 06:34:35 PM
Well, that would be a shame to hide ones of my best Dragon's Lair / Space Ace original cells?
In any cases, I have to fill up the empty walls, so here we go...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/V3/nunov3__1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/V3/nunov3__2.jpg)

Caution! Han Solo keeps an eye 24/24 on them!  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/V3/nunov3__3.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Tyrem on December 29, 2013, 07:21:53 PM
this is sooooo cool.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on December 29, 2013, 07:26:14 PM
Awesome games !


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on December 29, 2013, 07:57:25 PM
Always a sight for sore eyes. Thanks, and happy holidays!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: gyruss on December 29, 2013, 10:55:24 PM
Great pictures, love the combination of posters and cabs


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Chuckie egg on December 30, 2013, 01:58:16 AM
Wow what a perfect place to past time
Truley awesome
The lighting is perfect and your selection of games is spot on .
I will  try and make the journey  next year to one of your meets .
Fantastic


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on December 30, 2013, 10:56:46 PM
What, there are annual meets at Bruno's? Then I must go!

Are there anybody from Sweden coming? Has there been anyone from Sweden?

I need to go there.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Belike on December 31, 2013, 01:33:36 PM
Han Solo rocks, awesome! :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on December 31, 2013, 02:51:34 PM
Embedded *in rock*.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on January 03, 2014, 10:28:41 PM
Aren't you glad to have the room to display all that now!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Looks Great!!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: rinus711 on January 04, 2014, 09:58:13 PM
Fantastic !!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: baritonomarchetto on January 05, 2014, 11:50:00 AM
Bruno, you have not a "lair" but a museum actually!  :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: aioros on January 05, 2014, 12:27:45 PM
...
Caution! Han Solo keeps an eye 24/24 on them!  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/V3/nunov3__3.jpg)
:shock: :shock: :shock:

Love it!!! Amazing piece of Star Wars saga. I have the perfect empty wall to place it   ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: bat968 on January 26, 2014, 11:46:59 PM
Some of the random shots from today: http://baptisteh.com/Blog/?p=1455

Bruno, I send you all the pictures via wetransfer soon.
Thank again for the warm welcome!
Cheers


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 27, 2014, 09:50:06 PM
Nice pictures, thx  :) Yes, drop me a pm for the full package please  ;)
Happy you enjoyed the place, although the Lair was not in its true 'gaming session' mode... only a couple of games plugged!   :oops: Next time you'll see its full power!  ;D
Oh, I've just found a lost picture with all of you!  Dirty & damaged...well not sure from when that one came from?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/GalaxianTheater_jan2014.jpg)

...yesterday?!  ...D'Oh!  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: atarimania on January 27, 2014, 10:21:41 PM
It was a great moment, happy to visit finally your amazing gaming room!



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: bat968 on January 28, 2014, 12:05:55 AM
Ah Ah nice picture. ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on February 01, 2014, 05:10:19 PM
Finally found back my old skate board! 100% authentic from the 80s! So many hours playing with that one & so many stories around it...  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/bruno_skate_1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/bruno_skate_2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/bruno_skate_3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/bruno_skate_4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/bruno_skate_5.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/bruno_skate_6.jpg)

Now I have to find a nice spot to display it... I will probably hang it on a wall, inside the game room of course!  :-*


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on February 01, 2014, 05:13:47 PM
Very cool that you still have those !!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on February 01, 2014, 05:17:35 PM
Very cool that you still have those !!!
Yeps... I found it back in my father's attic! Used & dirty... but still alive!  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on February 01, 2014, 05:30:15 PM
Awesome!

You do ofcourse realize the safety factor. A helmet, knee and elbow protection and some proper shoes are needed to make the experience 99% safe. Then there is always the 1% of disaster waiting around the corner depending on what tricks you attempt.

Personally I'd sit in my chair with the skateboard on my lap just spinning the wheels listening to the sound of the bearings.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on February 01, 2014, 06:42:29 PM
LOL.....noooooo, we want a video of Bruno doing a 720 on his vintage skateboard while wearing a Pac Man costume !!!!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on February 01, 2014, 07:28:26 PM
A pacman costume would do nicely, it has enough soft damping in case of a fall or crashing in to wall.

Infact we  should all be wearing pacman-suits when riding motorbikes, skiing or playing hockey. The protective properties are supperior to any leather and plastic. But we can't very well have half a population of pacmans, can we.

Unless some people dressed as ghosts.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on February 01, 2014, 07:32:35 PM
Some people wear Pac Man costumes on wheels when they drive.
(http://burgmanusa.com/gallery/d/51237-1/Desktop-Background.jpg)



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on February 01, 2014, 08:03:05 PM
... hm, looks more like a small power-pill.

That is not a safe car.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on February 02, 2014, 01:43:55 AM
Actually it is.

It acts like a tennis ball in crashes.



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Nic-fryer on February 02, 2014, 01:46:01 AM
what is it?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on February 02, 2014, 01:48:31 AM
What is what ?

About Smart safety: http://auto.howstuffworks.com/smart-car1.htm

O and we're going off- track in this thread ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on February 02, 2014, 10:20:33 AM
I don't believe that I'd like to be like a tennis ball during a crash..

.. oh, what was this thread about? Right. Personal gaming room. Let me post a picture of my immediate environment this morning:
(http://www.albyhus2.se/_eget/uncle%27s_den/06_gtl2014.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: OwenHelbig on February 12, 2014, 06:28:12 AM
Bruno, did you ever thought about using solar panel (http://www.shinesolar.net) on every of your gaming rooms, in order to gain back some electricity? This could pay a bit of the expensive warming bills that these rooms must cost to you?

Yes very nice thought indeed..Using panels is just one time cost and there will be plenty of free power..


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 26, 2014, 09:07:33 PM
Finally together, side by side, inside the Nuno's Lair!  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/computerspace/Computer_Space_Pong_4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/computerspace/Computer_Space_Pong_1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/computerspace/Computer_Space_Pong_3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/computerspace/Computer_Space_Pong_2.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on May 26, 2014, 11:04:08 PM
Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh, those pics came right on time, needed that, thanks Bruno  ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Luigi on May 26, 2014, 11:22:57 PM
Holy  :shock:


I'd like to order a poster of one of these pictures ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Thwocker on May 26, 2014, 11:50:34 PM
I think that Pong would look much better next to a yellow CS.... located somewhere in The Netherlands... ;D

Cheers, Marco


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Level42 on May 26, 2014, 11:56:50 PM
Yeah, I'm pretty sure CKONG would like that  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Thwocker on May 27, 2014, 09:11:53 AM
LOL!   ;D

(for all wondering what this is about, a certain yellow CS is stored at Ckong's every since EuroCade'13...oops!)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on May 27, 2014, 10:46:57 AM
LOL!   ;D

(for all wondering what this is about, a certain yellow CS is stored at Ckong's every since EuroCade'13...oops!)

Dont worry, my CK is still in its wrapping since EC13, so you are not the only one  ;D ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: anunaki on May 27, 2014, 11:01:50 AM
you could put it at my place Etienne ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 26, 2014, 10:53:01 AM
Here's how the V1 looks like today... Japanese & 'modern stuff' area  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.dariusburstex.com/assembling/dariusburst_taito_2.jpg)

Game on!  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Superully on December 26, 2014, 11:23:30 AM
modern stuff is great, bruno, i'm sure you wanna sell that old-school outdated PONG, right? 8) :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 26, 2014, 11:39:03 AM
modern stuff is great, bruno, i'm sure you wanna sell that old-school outdated PONG, right? 8) :P

Mhhh... let me think... heh... mhhhhh... naaa!  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 06, 2015, 10:47:06 PM
I'm rearranging a little bit all my three rooms... a nice opportunity to show new pictures.

Back on the 'V2' room, with the 'right after the door' row :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/arcade_game_room_nuno_V2_1.jpg)

Same row, but from the opposite side of the room :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/arcade_game_room_nuno_V2_3.jpg)

Yes yes, the Star Wars cockpit is also on that row, see  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/nunov2/arcade_game_room_nuno_V2_2.jpg)



Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 07, 2015, 08:26:42 PM
Awesome arcade you got Bruno !


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: muddymusic on January 08, 2015, 01:14:07 AM
Looks awesome! I love the lighting in there, and all the memorabilia and stuff above the cabs.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: scr33n on January 08, 2015, 01:02:13 PM
Love it  :-* :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Laszo on January 10, 2015, 10:40:44 AM
Sweet, great light show. What are you using, tubes and laser?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 10, 2015, 06:20:41 PM
What are you using, tubes and laser?

Yes, fluorescent tubes all the way, plus two laser effects systems. Should add a new one in other to have at least one laser effect per room. Note that the huge V3 room would look far better with a second one too  :P But I'm sure I already use too much power with all my current stuff, and dunno how far I can add new electrical stuff TBH...  :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: uncletom on June 08, 2015, 09:55:27 AM
I will not be asking about your electrical bill, but I will ask what is your favourite game at this time? I'm guessing the new Darius, but please name at least three of your currently challenging games.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on July 19, 2015, 06:12:51 PM
Well, often changing games is my key for 'keeping the fun to play' in there, but I'm really on DariusBurst, Galaxian3 'Dragoon', Xevious, Starblade these last weeks!  :)
Oh, and I'm very often playing Xbox360 'Gears of Wars' multi-players game, comfortably seated inside my triple xbox 'driving' setup...Yeah...I know... this is blasphemy! this is Madness!  ;D

(http://ylprambles.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/madness.jpg)

Oh, while I'm here, just got a huge DX marquee (yeah the huge marquee only, not the game that came with unfortunately), which is a perfect 'prop' to light & display inside a game room  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/propcycle_1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/V3/propcycle_2.jpg)

Namco rulez!  ;D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 07, 2015, 10:01:48 AM
It's time for a small enhancement :

The original door for the V1 is no more used since I got two others doors (V2 an V3).
I would like to hide that door, and gain some space to put a cabinet of front of it.
Of course still want to use it if needed, so the idea is to hide that door by using a huge piece of wood, simply placed against the wall. No fixation at all, just placed against the wall so it can be moved in no time if needed.

Now let's go back almost exactly 10 years ago  8)  :arrow:

But first, I'll apply the primary layer :

(http://dragonslairfans.com/room/peint1.jpg)


Yeah... it's time to dig up an old friend... the original V1 paint can  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/V3/plaqueporte1.jpg)

"Old...but not obsolete"  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/V3/plaqueporte2.jpg)

Like the good old days... painting inside the lair  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/V3/plaqueporte3.jpg)

V1 door... hidden!  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/V3/plaqueporte4.jpg)

Et voilà, a new spot for my Pac Man :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/V3/plaqueporte5.jpg)

 :pac:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Sonic 1992 on October 08, 2015, 08:31:23 PM
Maybe consider an enclosed walkway to your house?  I didn't like going in between the two buildings outside at night... Not to mention during cold/bad weather.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Segasurvivor on October 08, 2015, 08:49:28 PM
some lovely cabs in there - great work!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: synonym9 on October 09, 2015, 01:52:08 AM

Sir, I would like to get a feeling for gamerooms. Do you know how many machines you have and what the m²´s of your entire arcade are?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 09, 2015, 10:33:14 AM
Maybe consider an enclosed walkway to your house?  I didn't like going in between the two buildings outside at night... Not to mention during cold/bad weather.

I totally understand you! What a pain to go outside when it's cold/raining/dark.
I would dream to have an direct access from my house, but it's hardly possible in my case. I have to keep a way between the road and the back of my game room/garden for a car/trailer (anything bigger than a door in a general way)...
I would like soooo much to go in there anytime, even very late for a last game, pajama and no shoes, walking onto the cozy carpet...  :-*


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: synonym9 on October 09, 2015, 11:05:44 AM
No answer for me?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 09, 2015, 11:09:50 AM

Sir, I would like to get a feeling for gamerooms. Do you know how many machines you have and what the m²´s of your entire arcade are?

3 rooms for a total of 140 m2... and something between 50-55 cabinets approx 8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on October 09, 2015, 11:35:18 AM
3 rooms for a total of 140 m2... and something between 50-55 cabinets approx 8)

Damn, and I have to due with 50m2... hope to visit you some time Bruno  :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: synonym9 on October 09, 2015, 11:46:03 AM
Only 55 machines? I thought was more...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Tyrem on October 09, 2015, 11:56:48 AM
Only 55 machines? I thought was more...

yeah.. that´s pretty disappointing!


;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Luigi on October 09, 2015, 01:29:57 PM
Hell yeah, this must be boring as hell there  ;D

His Galaxian Theater alone uses the space for 20 regular upright cabs ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: synonym9 on October 09, 2015, 03:25:26 PM
Only 55 machines? I thought was more...

yeah.. that´s pretty disappointing!


;)

Can you stop always pushing people to fight...from the pictures I just thought it is more....I am sooo sorry.
Echt Alter Deine Husserei geht echt am Arsch, Du kannst mich nicht leiden und ich Dich nicht aber Deine unterschwelligen Versuche die Anderen gegen mich zu stimmen gehen nur am Senkel.
Spar Dir das in Zukunft Du Dodl...


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Tyrem on October 09, 2015, 03:34:04 PM
Only 55 machines? I thought was more...

yeah.. that´s pretty disappointing!


;)

Can you stop always pushing people to fight...from the pictures I just thought it is more....I am sooo sorry.
Echt Alter Deine Husserei geht echt am Arsch, Du kannst mich nicht leiden und ich Dich nicht aber Deine unterschwelligen Versuche die Anderen gegen mich zu stimmen gehen nur am Senkel.
Spar Dir das in Zukunft Du Dodl...

lol! chill dude. :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: old school on October 09, 2015, 11:23:39 PM
 ;D

Some need to relax it's week end

grab a drink and enjoy


Bruno let me say something to you!

mine is as big as yours
140M2

hell yeahh

but not so many beautiful cabs

 :oops:  :oops:

... only 20...

 :lol: :lol: :lol:


by the way Bruno,
there's is always a solution to connect your house

(http://img15.hostingpics.net/thumbs/mini_440422ExcaverletunneldEzekiasTBN100599.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=440422ExcaverletunneldEzekiasTBN100599.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: synonym9 on October 09, 2015, 11:28:18 PM
55 is a big number, I just had the imagination that it is like 300m2 and well over a hundred machines....it just looks soooo big on the pictures.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Laszo on October 10, 2015, 08:12:43 AM
Quote
Echt Alter Deine Husserei geht echt am Arsch, Du kannst mich nicht leiden und ich Dich nicht aber Deine unterschwelligen Versuche die Anderen gegen mich zu stimmen gehen nur am Senkel.
Spar Dir das in Zukunft Du Dodl...

Yeah learned some new words I can use when visiting Germany 😈 👍


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Tyrem on October 10, 2015, 08:27:42 AM
Quote
Echt Alter Deine Husserei geht echt am Arsch, Du kannst mich nicht leiden und ich Dich nicht aber Deine unterschwelligen Versuche die Anderen gegen mich zu stimmen gehen nur am Senkel.
Spar Dir das in Zukunft Du Dodl...

Yeah learned some new words I can use when visiting Germany 😈 👍

Trust me... nobody would understand you here. :D


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: synonym9 on October 11, 2015, 05:17:12 PM


So, now I have time to go deeper into that.

Bruno, would you say that the 55 machines max out the 140m² or is there space for more.
Of course you got the Galaxian Theater that consumes a lot of space, but I have some deluxe-machines like the

Hang-On DLX
Afterbruner DLX
Tailgunner II
Thunderblade DLX

and that is it only for the 80´s machines, so they are also way more space consuming than usual cabinets.
I am also at around 50+ machines at the moment and have to calculate what room I will need, bearing in mind that I keep collecting.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on October 11, 2015, 06:41:21 PM
Yes, I have few games that *really* take space :

Galaxian3 Theater 6 (6 players)
*DOUBLE* Twin Daytona USA (playing OutRun2) for yes, 4 players!
Darius Burst EX AC : 4 players
Triple screen/xbox360 setup dedicated to Forza 4
Sega G-LOC *DX* playing After Burner Climax
Starblade
Star Fire *cockpit*

...and not so big, but taking space too :
FireFox *cockpit*
Star Wars *cockpit*
Buggy Boy *triple screen*
Guitar Freaks
...

Yes, I still have some space for more, but ... I'm not really looking for anymore so far... I even would prefer to reduce the number of cabinets TBH. Let's say my 'must have' list is now completed, but I still have a 'nice to have/opportunity' list I'm checking from time to time  ;)
I'm no more fan of game rooms with so many games that you cannot play them or simply walk between them.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: synonym9 on October 11, 2015, 07:39:46 PM
 I understand, thanks  ;)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: ajhippel on October 11, 2015, 08:30:37 PM
I am also at around 50+ machines at the moment and have to calculate what room I will need, bearing in mind that I keep collecting.

are they all working? if so -> respect!


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: synonym9 on October 11, 2015, 08:56:45 PM

*DOUBLE* Twin Daytona USA (playing OutRun2) for yes, 4 players!


4-player simulators are awesome. I look for that for the future as well, but space is already a problem at the moment.
How does that work? Emulation?

Sailor Sat got an 8-Link fully emulated with everything working, Race-leader lamps, view-buttons, start-buttons-flashing, just everything and can change games on the fly....very very cool.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Tyrem on October 12, 2015, 08:38:34 AM
i like brunos racer and sometimes this might be an elegant way of keeping stuff running. but i would always perfer the real deal and i would not sacrefice space in the arcade for a mame- or xbox-setup. i even have problems with daphne.
bruno does an awesome job with his emu-cabs though. i have nothing but respect for him.


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on October 12, 2015, 10:08:35 AM
i like brunos racer and sometimes this might be an elegant way of keeping stuff running. but i would always perfer the real deal and i would not sacrefice space in the arcade for a mame- or xbox-setup. i even have problems with daphne.
bruno does an awesome job with his emu-cabs though. i have nothing but respect for him.

Could not have said it better.
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/muerto/sig/mame.png) is great when preserving the tic-toc part of the game and when burning new rom´s etc, but a such will never get in The Shed, the closest I have is multi games in the same cab, Ms. Pac Man running Mark Spaeth´s SIX PAC, and eventually my QQ will run Mike Doyle´s 10 in 1 Q*bert..
Also have Mikes multi Vs. game switcher, but still have to get that up and running properly.... :) :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: F4lke on January 03, 2016, 05:22:04 PM
This is the biggest and most awesome project i've ever heard of!
Bruno! Wow!!! I don't have any words for this, it is just blowing my mind :o !



Any plany for an v4 ? ;)


Happy new Year everyone! :pac: :pac: :pac:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 04, 2016, 09:59:45 PM
Thanks :)

Any plany for an v4 ? ;)

Somehow...yes  ;D Stay Tuned!  :P


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Muerto on January 04, 2016, 10:41:00 PM
Thanks :)

Any plany for an v4 ? ;)

Somehow...yes  ;D Stay Tuned!  :P

What in the name of all that is good, seriously??!!?? A V4 build??!!??


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Q*ris on January 05, 2016, 10:11:17 AM
YES! We want more, we want more :)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: anunaki on January 05, 2016, 12:03:52 PM
OMG V4 ???

you crazy man :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Chuckie egg on January 17, 2016, 09:32:05 AM
I need to make another visit this year maybe a meet ?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: Andreas_AUT on August 31, 2018, 12:22:18 PM
Bruno, how much is a 1day ticket in your lair? :-D

Any news / hints about V4?


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: DarthNuno on September 01, 2018, 11:14:29 AM
LOL... it's a little bit the mess inside the game room, as I'm working on few cabinets (removing computer and use RaspBerry or PCB) at the same time. Also working on Circus Charlie a lot (wip to come).
There's no need a V4 ... got now all the machines I wanted to have  8)


Title: Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
Post by: old school on September 02, 2018, 02:49:53 AM
Wisdom master, wisdom

 ;) :D ;D