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General Chat => 'EUROCADE 2O12' => Topic started by: Level42 on February 06, 2012, 09:41:11 PM



Title: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 06, 2012, 09:41:11 PM
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>>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< saturday 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands



OK guys and girls, What do you say ? Can we do it again ? Will we have as many people and cabs there again ? Are you willing to do another nuts-trip again ?

Last december, when the year came to an end I was reflecting a bit on the year, of course Eurocade came up as one of the high points of 2011.
I also thought that September 2012 was still a pretty long time away and thought what the hell, why don't we just do it again....

So I asked around at the Eurocade 2011 crew, and all agreed to help me out with Eurocade 2012 !!!

Yes, the initial idea was to let Eurocade travel around Europe, but since there were no serious alternatives coming up AND since everything about Eurocade 2011 seemed to be very satisfying for everyone we thought, why not "same place, same time".

You can be assured that we have learned from the couple of things we can still improve on and will try and make Eurocade 2012 even better !!!!

SOOOOOOOOOO, take out your agenda and make a big reservation for september the first 2012 !!!! (better, cross out the entire weekend !!!!)

As last year, Eurocade is nothing without the visitors bringing a cab. I hope everyone who brought one last year (or two) can do it again, and those who didn't please do everything in your way to make it possible to bring one because this is THE essence of Eurocade: bring one cab, enjoy LOTS of cabs !

Based on the survey we did after Eurocade 2011, we decided that this year we will have a FIXED contribution price including everything (except drinks) because the vast majority of people indicated they preferred that.

We will have to do some calculation to see what the price will be at let you know ASAP.

Again, Eurocade is for YOU, BY YOU, without YOUR cab Eurocade is NOTHING. Only together we can make Eurocade 2012 a success like 2011 !!!

Please post here if you are willing to join in the fun, how many people you will bring (same rules as last year) and how many and what cabs !!!!


Well, why not simply start the well known list: (the last updates are always shown in red, the blue one's I haven't got all info !)

Attending (49):
Level 42 (André-NL, Crew)
CKONG (Erik-NL, Crew)
Etienne (Etienne-NL, Crew)
Gyruss (Pieter-NL, Crew)
RobinHolland (Robin-NL, Crew)
ChrisChris (Chris-B, Crew)
Belike + Zita (Béla + Zita-HU)
PunkRockCaveman + Mrs. PRC (Jörg + ?? Sorry forgot !-DE)
Muerto (Michael-DK)
Liquidx (Colin-B)
Atarimania (Franck-F)
Superully (Ullrich-DE)
Polderarcade + Rolf (Bart +Rolf-NL)
Bencao74+GF (Jochen + Celia-DE)
Tup (Alexander-NL)
DarthNuno (Bruno-B)
Speleo_DE + Mrs.Speleo_DE and 2 daughters (Andreas, Elke, Anna & Verena-DE)
Van Burnham + family (Van + ??-USA)
Bomjac (Dave-UK)
Hi (Noel-F)
Laszo (Leo-NL)
Joeks (Barry-NL)
Vnera + friend (Wout + Jeroen-NL)
Mr. & Mrs. Atari (Sijmen + Sandra-NL)
Vernimark (Marco-I)
Psykick (Hasan-NL)
Count Galious (Martijn-NL)
Bjt (Bernard-NL)
Arcadegek + wife + daughter (Donald, ? + ? -NL)
Kid + 2 friends (Justin, Quentin, Pierre-BE)
Nol.an (Nolan-NL)

Special guests (sponsors):
Jan + family (Beeld & Geluid)
Jinkx (FREAKSHIRT.NL / shadaloo.eu)

Extra special guest: PacWhiz (Aart)


Videogames (40):
Phoenix (CKONG)
Star Wars Cockpit (Level42)
Joust (with Jrok multi-board also plays Robotron 2084) (Level42)
Centipede (Level42)
Asterock (Level42)
Mario Bros. Widebody (Gyruss)
Galaxian (Level42)
Berzerk (Level42)
Ms. Pac Man (Gyruss)
Hard Drivin' cockpit (if ready) (Level42)
Space Invaders (Taito) (ChrisChris)
Juno First (ChrisChris)
Donkey Kong (Gyruss)
Donkey Kong Jr. (Tub)
Crazy Kong (Etienne)
Moon Patrol (Gyruss)
Simpsons (Gyruss)
Amidar (PunkRochCaveman)
Omega Race (Liquidx)
Bad Lands (Polderarcade)
Vindicators (Polderarcade)
Hang-On Deluxe (depending on weather) (Polderarcade)
Spy Hunter (RobinHolland)
Magical Spot 2 (cocktail) (RobinHolland)
Pong 1:2 scale repro (Etienne)
Lunar Lander (Level42)
Out Run mini (Gyruss)
Galaga (Gyruss)
Slam II (4 player Pong table) (Speleo_de)
Mad Planets (Ultra Rare Euro version !) (SuperUlly)
Warlords (upright) (AtariMania)
Bubble Bobble (Muerto)
Ice Cold Beer (PunkRockCaveman)
Frogger (Zaccaria) (Laszo)
Space Duel (Bencao)
Pleiads (DarthNuno)
Nintendo Red Tent with Hyperspin (Psykik)
Bartop arcade cab (Psykik)
Rad Mobile (Count Galious)
Revolution X (MAYBE !) (Kid)
Neo Geo MVS (Muerto)


Pinballs (3):
Jungle Lord (Polderarcade)
Goldwings (Polderarcade)
Creature from the Black Lagoon (Kid)

I had a look at our financial bookkeeping from last year and as you know we managed to break even.

Now....from the survey it was indicated by a majority of people that they want to switch to a fixed price and get rid of the "free donations" piggybank. The reason is simple: if everybody pays a fixed price, it is the fairest for everyone.

Now we did some budgeting for 2012 and it turns out that the price per person will be €20 per person.

This covers the following:

- soft-drinks and low alcohol drinks during the entire day (we do expect and ask you to keep moderate and                   won't allow excessive drinking)
- lunch including fresh rolls, hot soup and our famous Dutch hot snacks !
- at 18.00 sharp a fabulous buffet with various dishes !!
- a day of fun !!!!

From this we also finance:
- rental of the building
- electricity costs
- "dress up" costs of the arcade room
- all other costs

Last year we managed with the drinks but only because a lot of you guys were kind enough to bring trays of beer/lemonade etc.etc.
We kindly ask you to keep that up as we WON'T make the budget !

I know I can count on you !!!

Thanks !



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Q*ris on February 06, 2012, 09:53:03 PM
Hihaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
I'm game and I'm bringing 2 cabs!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 06, 2012, 09:55:40 PM
GGGGGGGRRREEEEAAAATTTT !

Can we also count on your help with some decoration as you offered earlier on ? Some things to consider: price, fire safety, re-usability,  and transportability ;)

Which cabs will you bring ? Please no "mystery cabs" this year, people want to know if their favorite game is going to be there :) Even if it's not sure, please mention your intention ;)



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Q*ris on February 06, 2012, 10:04:26 PM
Yes, of course I'm still OK to work on the "decoration" too.
About the cabs this year I will definitely bring a working Taito Space Invaders and probably the Juno First too (still have to work on both so, let's say it's 75% confirmed (but I have plan Bs)).
Eurocade (201)2: If you hear the aliens blastin', do come a knockin'!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on February 06, 2012, 10:13:59 PM
For now, i will definitely bring my Donkey Kong and Moon Patrol. If we get Ronald Reagan's dedicated 4 player Simpsons working i'll bring that too. 


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Belike on February 06, 2012, 10:31:04 PM
André, André, you just came out from the hospital and your first attraction is Eurocade 2012, lol! ;D :spaceace:
Count us in of course, I will give another try to my Space Pirate, if it won't be ready, the participants can choose one from the Zaccs.
I also thought about Defender as a 2nd option, but it does not fit to my car. :-\


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 06, 2012, 11:18:04 PM
LOL.....well I can push some keys on the keyboard, believe it or not I even did some "bullet proofing" work on an Amplifone board set tonight....I'm getting board enough already. With the snow and freezing cold it's almost impossible to go out for me now....

Hey, Arcadelifestyle at it's best right ? ;)

I am totally honored and extremely happy that you are willing to AGAIN do this epic trip all the way from Budapest !!!  :spaceace: :spaceace: :space ace:

Space Pirate is definitely unique and it would be cool to be able to give it a proper try :) I added it to the list, if things change (it will always change) we can adjust the list of course........


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on February 06, 2012, 11:30:11 PM
Hell yeah!!!  The bullet is through the church.  :spaceace:

I'm very happy to be part of the crew again, it was soooooooooo much fun last year. And I will bring a cab along of course, don't know which one yet, but will let you all know in time.

So, 1 September is marked with a big fat red cross in my agenda. In fact, like last year, you can also count on me the day before (and after).


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 06, 2012, 11:38:58 PM
I bet you won't be surprised, but I vote Black Widow !!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on February 07, 2012, 08:07:33 AM
YEAH! Of course I'm in .. Since my Eurocade approved PP died this weekend it's time to move on and do some progress to fix some cabs that are in the storage for a long time. So I will concentrate on one machine I am very excited to play since two years now: Video Pinball   :)

With maybe a little help from my friends here I think it will be possible to get it to work till September and bring it to Eurocade.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 07, 2012, 09:50:48 AM
That would be totally AWESOME PRC !! And a nice inspiration for me too !!!
I will be at Robins wednesday next week (condition allowing) and I will bring my VP pcb to see if we get any life out of it....at least it can function as a back up if needed...

I do assume Mrs. PRC will join you this time ??


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on February 07, 2012, 10:04:36 AM
I'm afraid, Mrs. Caveman will not attend :( Maybe I will bring Jochen again ;)

I am pretty confident that I can bring the VP to life. I had a working board from Laschek for testing the machine once. So I need to fix my board in the first place. The cab itself works! The monitor has major burns and desperately needs a cap kit but I hope speleo_de can help me out with some inside knowledge of the monitor. The VP is definately one of the most exciting bw-cabs ever!! Real eye candy. The game itself is astoudingly good ... but compared to a real pinball it sucks of course and gets boring after a few coins ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 07, 2012, 10:22:26 AM
What amazes me most about VP is the natural way the ball moves. For a 1978 game ther is some awesome calculations going on to get that done...or they found out som clever tricks...

I even haven't checked my monitor....I dont know if it has burn in since there still is a thick layer of dust on it  :oops: :oops: :oops:



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on February 07, 2012, 10:25:39 AM
EuroCade 2012... Why not, i'm in!
Only, i don't know which cabs to bring... Yet..  :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on February 07, 2012, 10:27:43 AM
I bet a fortune that the screen WILL have burns ;) The blacklight effects are pure arcade pr0n ... disco theme is awsome (and that is said by the PUNKROCKCaveman ;))


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: kroustibat on February 07, 2012, 10:36:50 AM
i cannot make it this year unfortunatly :s as if everything went well, we gonna have an extra life on the 19th september ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Q*ris on February 07, 2012, 10:42:54 AM
Congrats Kroubi, that's an excellent reason!!!!!!  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 07, 2012, 11:01:07 AM
EuroCade 2012... Why not, i'm in!
Only, i don't know which cabs to bring... Yet..  :)
Wahoooo ! YES !!!

Well, I think I speak for everybody when I say the Ice Cold Beer is MORE than welcome again !! Maybe you should just leave it at the clubhouse so you dont have to bring it every year ;);););)

I still remember that funny talk between you and one of our senior members about the ICB !!! LOL

Seriously, would you have to do the huge roundtrip again ? Or do you have some machines in the UK now ?


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 07, 2012, 11:04:43 AM
I bet a fortune that the screen WILL have burns ;) The blacklight effects are pure arcade pr0n ... disco theme is awsome (and that is said by the PUNKROCKCaveman ;))
Be careful what you bet on....;)

Yes, the whole concept of VP is something that can never be done without the real cab. Maybe we should wear 70s white suits and Ray-Bans this year ??

@Krousti....that is indeed a great reason, congrats !!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on February 07, 2012, 12:12:11 PM
EuroCade 2012... Why not, i'm in!
Only, i don't know which cabs to bring... Yet..  :)
I still remember that funny talk between you and one of our senior members about the ICB !!! LOL

Seriously, would you have to do the huge roundtrip again ? Or do you have some machines in the UK now ?

I think i have to do the same trip as last year...

.... Talk?? Can't remember, please enlighten me..

Cabs in UK atm:
Battle Shark
Grand Champion Cockpit
Q*berts Qubes
Missile Command


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: atarimania on February 07, 2012, 01:32:52 PM
Great news!!!!  8) 8)

I should be there too, with a working cab!!! :). Maybe a two players cabinet as Championship Sprint ? 



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: liquidx on February 07, 2012, 01:45:32 PM

I'm not sure I can make it yet (may be abroad again).

But if I do, I can offer Omega Race, finally got the bastard working.

And if I don't, and someone going that way has room in their van/trailer/zeppelin, they can take it anyway.



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 07, 2012, 02:06:11 PM
@Muerto, of course its up to you, but dont feel obliged to go get the ICB....I bet a direct trip here would be quicker and cheaper? The one's you have in the UK would be cool additions for Eurocade too !
Anyway plenty of time...

@Liquid: hope you can make it and the Omega Race would be a GREAT addition to Eurocade !!

@Atarimania: great to have you again to and a two player racer is definitly something we missed last year !!

Thanks guys !!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on February 07, 2012, 04:36:44 PM
Already a pretty impressive list of games..


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on February 07, 2012, 04:52:27 PM
Indeed ... but let's face it, most of them (and some of the highlights of the show) are crew-members cabs. If you guys wouldn't bring all your personal treasures things would be a lot different.

Just after the last Eurocade I tried to get Eurocade to germany but if I look into my personal gameroom and compare my collection (and therefore the start-lineup) I got to the conclusion that Eurocade might suck, if I would organize it.  ;D

So I'm glad you do it again!!  :-*


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Luigi on February 09, 2012, 09:05:19 AM
Damn...I'm already invited to a musician's wedding that day  :'(
Since I'm a part of the "entertainment" I cannot cancel....


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 09, 2012, 09:20:41 AM
Damn...I'm already invited to a musician's wedding that day  :'(
Since I'm a part of the "entertainment" I cannot cancel....

Okay, what will be the new datum ?  ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Luigi on February 09, 2012, 09:36:47 AM
Damn...I'm already invited to a musician's wedding that day  :'(
Since I'm a part of the "entertainment" I cannot cancel....

Okay, what will be the new datum ?  ;D


New datum for what? Eurocade or the wedding? :D ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Blanka on February 09, 2012, 10:30:39 AM
Entertainment should be illegal at weddings  ;D

I'm considering to show up with 20-30 playable VFD handhelds. Does that equal to 1 big cab?
I can even throw in a Vectrex and a totally awesom G7200.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Belike on February 09, 2012, 10:38:13 AM
What about retro computers? ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 09, 2012, 11:33:04 AM
Damn...I'm already invited to a musician's wedding that day  :'(
Since I'm a part of the "entertainment" I cannot cancel....


(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/000/854/vader_NOOOO.jpg)

 :o :o :o  :'( :'( :'( :'(

i would seriously consider moving the dat, trouble is earlier is still in summer holiday time and a week later the clubhouse is not available.....

Thorsten, I know there is no way you can be replaced as musician/entertainer/person but is there even the slightest chance ?



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on February 09, 2012, 12:15:38 PM
Find another day for EC!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Belike on February 09, 2012, 01:14:42 PM
Just checked the homepage of  Van Der Valk Hotel (http://www.valk.com/) :D
That pic is amazing, unfortunately I can't link it.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on February 09, 2012, 01:21:54 PM
Too bad you can't make it Luigi, it was very fun having you around last year.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Blanka on February 09, 2012, 01:43:06 PM
That pic is amazing, unfortunately I can't link it.

This one:
(http://images.valk.com/rtID/2/images/00/december2011/achtergrondValkComSplashDecember2011.jpg)
Sure you can link it!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Belike on February 09, 2012, 01:48:34 PM
No I can't, you can. ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on February 09, 2012, 02:15:53 PM
Nåååååh... Windmills!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 09, 2012, 02:19:35 PM
...and skaters !  Béla & Speleo know where this is :):):)

"just around the corner"........


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on February 09, 2012, 02:24:15 PM
Waaaah! It's a shame that Thorsten (and Dirk too??) can't come. But I promise, if you move the date somebody else will have no time. Damn. We need two or three ECs this year ;)

Is there any change this year concerning candys and computers and stuff?? I remember last years discussion about "opening" EC to a wider range of interests. I mean I personaly don't care. I'm just there for the old wood and the nice people of course but I'm just curious ....


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Luigi on February 09, 2012, 02:44:49 PM

i would seriously consider moving the dat, trouble is earlier is still in summer holiday time and a week later the clubhouse is not available.....

Thorsten, I know there is no way you can be replaced as musician/entertainer/person but is there even the slightest chance ?


Don't move the date because of me!! That would not be fair to those who could not be there when it was moved!


There is a slight chance the wedding will not happen....if they part before ;)
But that will not happen, at least I don't hope that will happen 'cause I like them both very much! PLUS SHE is very much into videogames and pinballs....more than he is ;)


I guess 2012 will be a party again in Palatina and we will meet there :) ....what about Nov19? :D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 09, 2012, 05:23:01 PM
Bring her to Eurocade and everything is solved ! ;) ;)

No we won't move the date.....if we would do that we would never find a date that everyone can make it. Such is life with these things, although I will REALLY miss you my friend ! (Any chance on Dirk coming ?)

Just mark out every first weekend in september for the coming years in your agenda !! :P

Nov 19, great let's celebrate my birthday in Palatina ! (Where the f....is Palatina ?)  ;) ;) ;) ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Belike on February 09, 2012, 06:14:05 PM
Ok, I checked the room prices at Van Der Valk and there's some weird options like last year.
If you set the correct date for Eurocade, it gives to options "book last minute" or "book this room".
There is almost 50% price difference between the 2 options and the booking system allow me to book last minute in 8 months advance for 57.50 or 79.5 for the executive room for that date. ::)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 09, 2012, 06:53:02 PM
Yup, similar thing like last year. "Last minute" my @ss....anyway, DO choose Last Minutes for lowest prices.


The prices you mention are per person per night right ?

IIRC it is also cheaper per night if you book TWO nights instead of 1....


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Superully on February 09, 2012, 07:06:21 PM
hey eurocade-guys, fabulous news! count me in - and this time i'm bringing a cab, nothing's gonna stop me! don't know which one yet, but there's still some time left ...

@bela: is the executive room worth the price difference?


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Belike on February 09, 2012, 07:36:34 PM

The prices you mention are per person per night right ?
No, it says:
Atrium Room
€57.50 per room per night (With breakfast)
Total costs: €115.00 (2 Pers.)

  Executive Room
€79.50 per room per night (With breakfast)
Total costs: €159.00 (2 Pers.)

@bela: is the executive room worth the price difference?
I think not too much, our room was beautiful and comfortable, but didn't look like as they described on their website.
As I can see from your pics from last year, the rooms are almost similar, I will go for the cheaper Atrium room this year.
 
 
 


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 09, 2012, 07:37:04 PM
Most excellent Ully !!!  


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 09, 2012, 09:30:15 PM
Yes those are the prices if you book two nights. If you book only one night the prices are higher...

Sorry to hear the room wasn't as promised on the site last year.... what was not OK ? :-\

I guess the only real difference is the mini bar and the "jacuzzi" bath ?


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Belike on February 09, 2012, 09:45:32 PM
There was no jacuzzi bath, it was the only difference. ;D
Don't worry André, that hotel is excellent, I think all of us had a great time there. ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on February 10, 2012, 09:12:29 AM
Hell yeah, better get those pinball machines running, Mrs. Caveman is coming to Eurocade. That means no schnaps for me this time, I have to behave ;) Unforunately she will bring no extra cab, I hope that's ok.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 10, 2012, 09:39:39 AM
does she not want to bring a judge dredd ?  ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on February 10, 2012, 09:43:02 AM
Yeah, that would be cool ... and (to make the gang complete) a fully restored Puckman (be prepared for the documentation of that one coming soon)!   ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 10, 2012, 10:00:47 AM
Haha, yeah would be great to be able to play "my" babies again ;) ;) ;)

GREAT that Mrs. PRC decided to join in !! I do hope we can get some pinballs in like last year !

I already spontaneously got two of the ladies who helped with the drinks and the food last year offering their help again so seems like even they enjoyed it ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: polderarcade on February 12, 2012, 03:25:45 PM
Just back from holiday

Great to hear there is a date set for the new eurocade ;D

I know I promises to bring the afterburner dlx to the next eurocade but that’s still a mission impossible at the moment but I have some other options ;)
No more starwars from this site(sorry :oops:)

Are there going to be pins this year?
I can bring
Jungle lord and/or goldwings

For arcade (how much space is left over? ::))
Can bring some new generation stuff


Sega Alien 3  the gun (easy is working)

Konami jet wave (needs work, think note to difficult )

Outrunners 2 player sit-down (the thing I mist the previous eurocade sit-down racers)(needs work)

Also possible sega desert tank (working on at the moment)


So what is your opinion, witch game got the most intrest?


also can bring all ;) If you arrange a bigger location :twisted:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Superully on February 12, 2012, 04:00:11 PM
my number one choice would be the afterburner dlx, but since this is not possible (come on, dude, you still have half a year to get it working ;)) my first vote goes to alien 3 and then outrunners!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 12, 2012, 04:16:13 PM
Following is my PRIVATE opinion and counts just as much (or little ;)) as others':

Your Outrunners is a dual one right ? [EDIT] Sorry, over-read this....yes it is :)

If there was anything really missing last year it was a head-to-head driving game. At every meeting I have been, these are _always_ a huge success.

Yes, of course the Afterburner would be a DREAM to have, but what's not possible is not possible....

Next would probably be Konami Jet Wave for me because it's simply SO different from "all the others".

About a bigger location...the only option we have is installing a tent. That could be a good idea for the really big-ass machines ? (Saved dragging them inside and back). Problem is....can't leave them overnight...


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on February 12, 2012, 04:26:28 PM
Draggin in and out is no problem at all, last year we where plenty of people that could help, so i don´t see a problem there...

My vote: OutRunners 2 - as Andre said, a dual player (head to head) was missing last time...


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 12, 2012, 04:36:11 PM
Draggin in and out is no problem at all, last year we where plenty of people that could help, so i don´t see a problem there...

I didn't say it was a problem, but it's easier if you don't have to ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: cebulba on February 12, 2012, 06:20:25 PM
Hi there. Great news!
Now that I got this earlier I can do more planning on my trip.

I'm coming - and can bring an arcade of course.  I assume that "guy with the camera" will join.

Depending on working condition I take:
SEGA Out Run
or
NBA Jam
or
Hyper Olympic (Konami European Edition)
or
Chequered Flag (Sit Down)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 12, 2012, 06:46:32 PM
Hyper Olympic please, i have missed that last year.  :spaceace:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Belike on February 12, 2012, 07:52:42 PM
Hyper Olympic please, i have missed that last year.  :spaceace:
+1, nice head to head cab. :D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Superully on February 12, 2012, 07:53:45 PM
yes please, hyper olympic it is!!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Belike on February 12, 2012, 08:52:40 PM
yes please, hyper olympic it is!!!
I can also bring a nice Hyper Sports pcb if we want to swap half time. ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 13, 2012, 12:03:34 AM
That means no schnaps for me this time, I have to behave ;)
Noticed very little difference at Luigi & Capt. Kirk's ;)


@Cebulba: GREAT !!!! I second HyperOlympic but Outrun would be most welcome too of course :)

Since most vote for Hyper, I just put that one on the list, should it change just let me hear... ;)

"The guy with the camera"....? Please enlighten me.... ?

Polder: I put up "only" 2 of your machines in the list (plus both pinballs) for you for now. Are you serious that you can bring ALL you listed ? I mean, that would be 2 road-trips at least I think ??


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 13, 2012, 01:31:53 AM
Friends !!!

This thread is up only one week and we already have at least 17 registered visitors and already 26 machines promised to be there !!!!

Simply amazing and a LOT more than we had after one week last year.

SO this is looking great BUT KEEP THEM COMING !!! We still miss responses from a number of people who visited last year ! And we still have room for more cabs !!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 13, 2012, 07:23:51 AM

"The guy with the camera"....? Please enlighten me.... ?

I think this is the guy with the camera:

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6185/6115192771_494080b25b_b_d.jpg)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: bencao74 on February 13, 2012, 03:52:02 PM
Ha, that`s me :)

What about a Paperboy?


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on February 13, 2012, 04:31:46 PM
yeah, would be cool to play that again, did you manage to get new side art?


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 13, 2012, 06:08:54 PM
Ha, that`s me :)

What about a Paperboy?

Both very welcome, can I put you and the boy on the list ? ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 13, 2012, 09:26:13 PM
OK friends....

I had a look at our financial bookkeeping from last year and as you know we managed to break even.

Now....from the survey it was indicated by a majority of people that they want to switch to a fixed price and get rid of the "free donations" piggybank. The reason is simple: if everybody pays a fixed price, it is the fairest for everyone.

Now we did some budgeting for 2012 and it turns out that the price per person will be €20 per person.

This covers the following:

- soft-drinks and low alcohol drinks during the entire day (we do expect and ask you to keep moderate and                   won't allow excessive drinking)
- lunch including fresh rolls, hot soup and our famous Dutch hot snacks !
- at 18.00 sharp a fabulous buffet with various dishes !!
- a day of fun !!!!

From this we also finance:
- rental of the building
- electricity costs
- "dress up" costs of the arcade room
- all other costs

Last year we managed with the drinks but only because a lot of you guys were kind enough to bring trays of beer/lemonade etc.etc.
We kindly ask you to keep that up as we WON'T make the budget !

I know I can count on you !!!

Thanks !

(Note that only visitors with Eurocade tickets will have "free" drinks. Like last year some members of the band may visit Eurocade after 22.00 because there is again a rehearsal in the building "next door".
These people pay for their own drinks !!!)

The Eurocade crew believes that this is a pretty good price considering all the things included.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Belike on February 13, 2012, 10:28:52 PM

the price per person will be €20 per person.

Sounds good. :D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 13, 2012, 10:30:41 PM
Talking about money, I'm happy to report that the prices of the Van der Valk restaurant have remained the same for this year....so not everything gets more expensive every year ;)

Also note:
- parking at the Hotel is FREE
- parking at the Eurocade location is FREE

Plenty of space at both locations !

(not every meeting can offer this ;) ;) ;))


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 13, 2012, 10:39:43 PM
I just updated the entire Eurocade website.

www.eurocade.eu


This is only a temporary update for now so that all data is up-to-date.

Please note all rules & info are the same as last year...and by visiting  Eurocade 2012 you agree to the terms.

I also noticed that it is now exactly 200 days until Eurocade 2012......damn that sounds LOOOOOOONG ;) :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 14, 2012, 07:29:56 AM
Those days fly by, trust me  ::)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on February 14, 2012, 09:26:24 AM
20€!!!! fecking cheap!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Superully on February 14, 2012, 12:07:11 PM
20 euros is really really cheap!!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 14, 2012, 12:27:28 PM
Okay, as a official crewmember i state that muerto and Ully pay 25  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on February 14, 2012, 01:33:14 PM
Okay, as a official crewmember i state that muerto and Ully pay 25  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Still cheap!!!!!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Superully on February 14, 2012, 01:34:46 PM
25 - whatever :D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Tup on February 15, 2012, 01:53:36 AM
Cool! I was hoping that Eurocade would be in The Netherlands coz I was dying to join in on the fun so please count me in! If somebody can help me get it to Ridderkerk I will be bringing my Donkey Kong Jr.

@Ully Maybe you can bring that quite famous Pengo??  :wink:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: bencao74 on February 15, 2012, 08:36:19 AM
yeah, would be cool to play that again, did you manage to get new side art?

Jep, it arrives after 8 weeks. :) But I was so glad that I was able to get it all :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: bencao74 on February 15, 2012, 08:37:53 AM
Ha, that`s me :)

What about a Paperboy?

Both very welcome, can I put you and the boy on the list ? ;)

only me ;) the P-Boy is very calm. It`s enough for him to be placed in corner for a while ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 15, 2012, 09:18:37 AM
Cool! I was hoping that Eurocade would be in The Netherlands coz I was dying to join in on the fun so please count me in! If somebody can help me get it to Ridderkerk I will be bringing my Donkey Kong Jr.

@Ully Maybe you can bring that quite famous Pengo??  :wink:

Cool and welcome aboard !!

DK jr. would be a great addition !!!!
I do have to say that one thing we have learned from last year that it doesn't work out if we (the Eurocade crew) have to drive all places on friday and saturday AND sunday to pick up machines and bring them back again. Quite simply, we do not have the time for that, all 5 of us are really very busy setting everything up on friday AND dismantling everything again on sunday. So, this year everybody really has to arrange transport themselves. Of course we can try to negotiate if we know certain people come from a certain area and maybe have space left in a van or something like that.

So for everyone who has transport problems, post it here, where you are from and than things can be arranged between members. We will try not to interfere with that process unless it's really necessary ....

Also, I don't want to see lame excuses like "my machines are two stories high, I really can't bring one"....Well, since I manage to transport about 8 games up and back, I think bringing 1 cab down the stairs is a minimal sacrifice everybody can make !! :D After all, the machine did come up there at one point in time before...... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Pengo is an excellent suggestion, but then again Ully has so many brilliant machines :) :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on February 15, 2012, 09:57:29 AM
I've got the same problem, and because i'll be bringing a minimum of 2/3 cabs it seems i'll have to rent something. But luckily there will be more then enough time to arrange that.



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 15, 2012, 11:51:31 AM
Tup, looks like we have a solution for the DKjr. !!! Will PM you !

It is added to the list !!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 16, 2012, 10:52:34 PM
My good friend RobinHolland visited tonight (so the whole arcade collecting community of the arcade capital of Europe was together tonight ;) ) to check a CRT on a Hantarex 900 monitor. Again the Müter proved it's value, this time by simply indicating everything was FINE with the ITT tube. No shorts, a nice neck-glow and values of above 0,8 on all three guns. So, whatever the "sparkly" issue on the neck board was, the tube was OK and not the problem....

Nothing to do with Eurocade of course BUT I of course had to ask Robin if he could have a cab up for Eurocade this year and he promised to bring a cocktail AND have the SPY HUNTER working at Eurocade (fingers crossed !!!!)

A brilliant addition to the already amazing list !! ....... who's next ?? :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 17, 2012, 06:57:41 AM
my spare Hanta tube could use a check  ;)

Oh wait, that is not what you mean i think  ;D :lol: ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 17, 2012, 08:18:08 AM
No, but I guess you know where to find me ;) Or I could come over of course...


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 17, 2012, 09:44:58 AM
No, but I guess you know where to find me ;) Or I could come over of course...
The coffee is always warm  ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on February 17, 2012, 09:49:42 AM
Are you girls finished derailing this thread?  ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 17, 2012, 10:15:47 AM
No, but I guess you know where to find me ;) Or I could come over of course...
The coffee is always warm  ;)

....at least we drink coffee and not tea.....

LOL Sorry Michael, yes BACK on topic !

I have added two pages to the Eurocade website with pictures and videos of the 2011 edition so everyone can see how brilliant it was :)

Thanks for all for making and posting this videos and pics !!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on February 17, 2012, 10:29:11 AM
No, but I guess you know where to find me ;) Or I could come over of course...
The coffee is always warm  ;)

....at least we drink coffee and not tea.....

LOL Sorry Michael, yes BACK on topic !

I have added two pages to the Eurocade website with pictures and videos of the 2011 edition so everyone can see how brilliant it was :)

Thanks for all for making and posting this videos and pics !!!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
I don´t drink tea or coffee.... though, Irish Coffee is yum yum :D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 17, 2012, 11:26:10 AM
It took some persuasion, but Etienne also agreed to drag his brilliant Zaccaria Crazy Kong 2 floors down again for Eurocade 2012 !!

No European arcade event would be complete without Crazy Kong of course, since that's what most of us grew up with instead of DK ;)

Thanks Etienne !!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on February 17, 2012, 11:38:41 AM
Great, i'm also very happy with the donkey kong jr and spy hunter, it's going to be a very impressive lineup!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 17, 2012, 11:40:09 AM

Also, I don't want to see lame excuses like "my machines are two stories high, I really can't bring one"....Well, since I manage to transport about 8 games up and back, I think bringing 1 cab down the stairs is a minimal sacrifice everybody can make !! :D After all, the machine did come up there at one point in time before...... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

yeah, i dont like to be lame  ;) :D ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 17, 2012, 11:42:32 AM


LOL.......and that wasn't aimed at you at all (nor anyone else in particular, just a "general remark") :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 17, 2012, 11:50:17 AM
The word is spread:

World-wide:
KLOV forum: http://forums.arcade-museum.com/showthread.php?p=1994519#post1994519

UK:
UK-VAC: http://www.ukvac.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=330470&title=eurocade-2012-september-1-2012
Jamma+: http://www.jammaplus.co.uk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=34009&PID=311609

Germany:
Arcadeinfo.de: http://community.arcadeinfo.de/showthread.php?15519-gt-gt-gt-EUROCADE-2012-lt-lt-lt-1-september-2012-Ridderkerk-Niederlande
Arcadezentrum.com: http://www.arcadezentrum.com/forum/showthread.php?15007-gt-gt-gt-EUROCADE-2012-lt-lt-lt-samstag-1-september-2012-Ridderkerk-Niederlande&p=137828#post137828

France:
http://www.gamoover.net/Forums/?topic=25216.msg386552;topicseen

Thanks to Chris and Jörg for the translations !


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 17, 2012, 11:52:10 AM


LOL.......and that wasn't aimed at you at all (nor anyone else in particular, just a "general remark") :)

I know that, althought it was very accurate described  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Don't worry, i didn't take it as a hint  ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on February 17, 2012, 12:40:18 PM
What a line up all ready!!!!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 17, 2012, 11:31:30 PM
Indeed !!!

And just filled in two more:

CKONG's cab = Black Widow

RobinHolland's cab = Magical Spot 2 cocktail


....as always.....nothing set in stone but these are the intentions !  ;D ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on February 18, 2012, 02:10:05 AM
Pretty impressive list so far!!!  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on February 18, 2012, 08:35:58 AM
Damn (how do i dare say that)
I really loked Eriks Gravitar, and kinda hoped he would bring it again.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: polderarcade on February 18, 2012, 09:28:50 AM
Okew finely some time to react
Before carnival breaks lose ;D

I will bring when space, and games are running:
Alien 3
Gold wings
Konami jet wave
Outrunners(only problem will be loading/unloading even for me impossible to lift whit 2 persons(300kg) )

Also rolf (my neighbor same guy from last year) will be there
Because the jungle lord is his he will bring that :P


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on February 18, 2012, 09:55:22 AM
Damn (how do i dare say that)
I really loked Eriks Gravitar, and kinda hoped he would bring it again.

Nothing is impossible  ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 18, 2012, 11:13:41 AM
Well.....I sugested BW but if "popular demand" votes for something else (like Gravitar) that of course is just as welcome !!!

In fact I seriously need some Garavitar again: http://forums.arcade-museum.com/showthread.php?t=191467&page=4

Man, I think that is the first time ever I put a top score on a cab that lasted longer than a day in a real arcade :):):). And being it there at the largest arcade in the world, the place where world records are broken is pretty cool :)

@Polder, impressive list !!!

Gee the Outrunners are lighter than the Hard Drivin' !!! But we sure needed three people to get that on the trailer....hope we can solve it by that time !


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 18, 2012, 01:02:32 PM
Gee the Outrunners are lighter than the Hard Drivin' !!! But we sure needed three people to get that on the trailer....hope we can solve it by that time !


I have applied a request to be free from work on 31 august, and it is confirmed by my employer, so at least you got 2 people that day,  You & me  ;D

But i guess there are other people as well that friday..


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 18, 2012, 01:10:58 PM
Yeah, the unloading on friday is not a problem but I guess the loading at Polder's place is....


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: polderarcade on February 18, 2012, 01:29:15 PM
Will work it out I hope, plans for a arcade loading/unloading elevator are here already in planning for a while.
Only need people ad location for unloading

lighter than the Hard Drivin' , damn, but that is possible to load whit two persons ;)

The wheat isn’t the problem but the size and the way we need to load it on the trailer
So the cap needs to be lifted totally normally its possible to lift a part of a cap and leaf a part on the trailer or floor,
and then its possible to load unload whit two persons


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 18, 2012, 02:15:37 PM
unloading is even more easy since the entrance is elevated..


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 20, 2012, 10:40:02 PM
Yes, our famous "loading dock" ;)

I just watched one of Bruno's videos and I counted 28 video games and 6 pinball machines.....last year... (not including the wall machines)

We already have more video games promised right now but KEEP THEM COMING !!!!

We also know that there will also be a number of promised cabs that can't make it in the end for one or the other reason. Also.....we only have 2 pinballs now.

I'd like to talk about priorities a bit...

Eurocade is (and will be) an event MAINLY targeted at the Classic Arcade Videogames (1975-1989). SO, our first choice will alway be for machines in this category. The priority list is somewhat like this:

Classic Arcade Videogames (1975-1989)
Still space ? then add:
any other dedicated Arcade Videogames from other ages.
Still space ? then add:
Pinballs (any age)
Still space ? .......forget it, we won't have more space...

So, this means that if anyone promised a pinball but it turns out we can fill the room with Classic and non-classic video games, the pinballs are kindly rejected....
(It sounds odd to write this now already).

In the hall-way we have a very long cabinet on which wall-machines can be installed, but none have been offered yet. Also some home computer/home console stuff MAY be put there (space allowing, first come first serve).
Normally we wouldn't encourage home stuff for the simple reason that this is an ARCADE game thing. There are already plenty of homecomputer/console retro fairs throughout Europe already and we think we should keep focus to the "core values".

For the same reason, we decided not to have candy machines. There is no unity within the Eurocade crew about this though. Everyone is entitled to his opinion, but I feel that the majority of visitors of Eurocade are also member of this forum. If I look at this forum, candy machines play NO role or VERY minimal. If I remember last year's visitors, the ONE thing that bonded all visitors was the love for the classic arcade video games. That some people also love candy cabs, handhelds and for my part, collecting stamps, is all fine, but we all share that one love mentioned before....

If we had unlimited space, there would be no reasons for the priority list and we could have welcomed all kinds of machines but we can't. In all honesty, I am not all unhappy about the building being somewhat limited because trust me, the crew has it hands full with "just" those machines .....

For the handhelds a special mention: I know there are guys who love these, however for the same reasons mention above, the crew has decided to NOT have a hand-held section. We simply lack the space PLUS we fear that these tiny things can easily get "lost". Even though it's an event for registered people only, we cannot guard the building 100% of the time. We do not want these precious things to disappear...

Some may mention that there would be space in the bar area for the handhelds, however, the crew _is_ unanimous that the bar area should be kept free of games. We don't know what the weather will be this year and everyone loved to have an area to go to have a bit of a rest from all the game noises and visuals and be able to meet each other and have some nice chats face to face and have a drink and/or some food in a relaxed atmosphere...

Also, that area will be once again the "dining room" for the buffet...
Like last year, the game room will be shut down at exactly 18.00 hrs for about 45 minutes so we can all enjoy the buffet :)

SOooooo...that's it, a lot of text, and I'm sure some will not agree or would have preferred to see things differently, but this is like it is...

Blanka, I do hope you can bring the Vectrex for the hall-area !!!

Oh, one more thing: just like for small things: EVERYTHING you bring into the building will always remain at YOUR OWN RISK ! The Eurocade team, nor the marching-band who owns the building can be held responsible for any damage or missing of your personal belongings ! By ENTERING the building you agree to this !

Like last year, we will not admit people who are not registered to the building but we are not police officers/security guards and cannot guarantee that some person can slip through....

Last year there were ZERO problems, but use your common sense. Don't let cameras, phones, wallets and other valuable stuff "floating" around in the building....

Thanks for your patience guys !! Now, we can still handle MORE classic machines, get them on the list !  ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on February 21, 2012, 10:19:16 PM
If only we could have this at Eurocade:

http://youtu.be/pgFB6cmlKss


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on February 21, 2012, 10:38:58 PM
If only we could have this at Eurocade:
http://youtu.be/pgFB6cmlKss
I completely agree!!! - the only reason i would own a cocktail table (the atari football tables must increse in value now!!)
Its now the next on my Must have list!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on February 23, 2012, 09:15:39 PM
hehehe, can we please have this too at EC12
(http://flyers.arcade-museum.com/flyers_video/taff/273000101.jpg)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Psykick on March 05, 2012, 11:55:08 PM
Great initiative again Andre, last year was fabulous!

We from Nozomi would like to attend again ;)

Are the cabs I brought last year still welcome? :

Nintendo Red Tent
Tabletop Lunacade machine

We can also try our best to bring a twin Sega racer like Daytona or Scud Race

For now we have a single Scud Race, but untill that time we'll definitely have a twin racer.
We're very busy building our own Arcade in Zuid-Holland so untill that time we'll have some nice stuff we
can bring I hope. Let me know Andre and I'll spread the word on the forum and more people from our forum can attend!

Cheers,

Hasan


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on March 06, 2012, 01:10:47 AM
Wow, a twin daytona would be really great imo!!  :spaceace:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 06, 2012, 07:14:37 AM
Red tent is defenetly welcome !
I remember me and my son having some fun on it !

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

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


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Psykick on March 06, 2012, 10:20:09 PM
Thnx guys, hope all works out well and we can contribute to this cause!

Good luck to everybody that's in the organization!!

ps. what's for dinner this time?


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on March 06, 2012, 10:32:36 PM
Thnx guys, hope all works out well and we can contribute to this cause!

Good luck to everybody that's in the organization!!

ps. what's for dinner this time?

Turkish delights?  ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on March 07, 2012, 04:03:43 PM
I prefer Turkish Pizza over Turkish Delight.....;)

Realistically, budget wise we will have to "copy-paste" the same food as last year (no I dont mean heating up the stack of left-overs ;);))

Butttttttttt if you have another suggestion I am all ears Hasan ! :):)

About the cabs: As always, the preference list applies. I think the machines can be fit in, but should true classics be offered and we run out of space we will have to see how we can solve that. note that Scud and especially Daytona are "modern" classics IMHO.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on March 07, 2012, 06:03:12 PM
We can also try our best to bring a twin Sega racer like Daytona or Scud Race

That could actually be quite cool, i could then bring my Daytona, and we could link it and play 4 vs!!!.... hehe


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 07, 2012, 06:38:54 PM
Funny thing is that i know you are crazy enough to really do that muerto !


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on March 07, 2012, 07:22:10 PM
Funny thing is that i know you are crazy enough to really do that muerto !

Jeeeeez - i´m one crazy mofo!  ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on March 07, 2012, 07:22:44 PM
Funny thing is that i know you are crazy enough to really do that muerto !

Jeeeeez - i´m one crazy mofo!  ;D
They fit easily ON TOP of the van ;););)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on March 08, 2012, 07:11:43 AM
Ok, let's go for the 8 player link! I bring my Daytona, too ... who else is in, we need one more twin ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ElPancho on March 08, 2012, 08:03:37 AM
By the time Eurocade is due I'll have a single Daytona ready. Not sure though if I can make the event at all this year


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on March 08, 2012, 08:04:49 AM
Do I need to book a bigger venue ? ;););)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: bencao74 on March 08, 2012, 11:11:14 AM
@PRC : Are you sure about the Daytona? That`s insane. I know the guy who will carrying that monster upstairs.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on March 08, 2012, 01:00:03 PM
That was just  a joke. Sorry for teasing guys ..  :oops: I would never ever get this thing in one piece out of my basement. If it hast to go one time, then cut into tiny little bits a ten year old can carry ;) it took five people to get it into there...


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: cebulba on April 07, 2012, 12:30:45 PM

@Cebulba: GREAT !!!! I second HyperOlympic but Outrun would be most welcome too of course :)

Since most vote for Hyper, I just put that one on the list, should it change just let me hear... ;)


Ok. Fine. So it will be the Hyper Olympic.

Or should I mention that I just got a "ICE COLD BEER" as donation from a friend ;-)

Looking forward to the event.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Psykick on April 23, 2012, 10:21:12 AM
Sorry for not attending too much on the forum, but I'm soo busy lately with other stuff and can hardly keep up on Nozomi.

Anyway it's all on my mind and will think about the food part, just to make it cheaper and hopefully better, I'll get back to you on that Andre ;)

We have a fully working Scud Twin now  :spaceace: and soon a Twin Daytona, but just let me know by that time if they're welcome. I understand
your opininon on classic or not, these are a bit in the middle of things, not new and not really old, although Daytona is nearly 20 years old now and still rockin'  :spaceace:

Talk to you soon guys!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on April 25, 2012, 06:32:41 PM
Mmmm, well classic doesn't neccesarely mean (very) old....IMHO Daytona is a classic in every way and it would rock to have a two sweater racer !!!

About the food: great !! Please let me know ASAP because we will have a first meeting soon.


@cebulba: if you could bring the ICB, Muerto can bring something else ;);)



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on April 26, 2012, 12:26:37 PM
 ;D ;D ;D
Only 128 Days or 18 Weeks and 2 Days to liftoff! :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:
And today i´m exactly 13,357 Days old.... scary!!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on April 26, 2012, 12:33:11 PM
@cebulba: if you could bring the ICB, Muerto can bring something else ;);)

What should i bring - you have insider knowledge  ;) ;) ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on April 26, 2012, 01:05:26 PM
if your q*bert's cube is working, i vote for that

otherwise bring your outrun  ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: bencao74 on April 26, 2012, 01:25:03 PM
For the guys in the nothern part of germany. I`m thinking about logistics. In september I will have my little horsebox trailer. @PRC, cebulba maybe we could coordinate us somehow.



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on April 26, 2012, 01:31:25 PM
if your q*bert's cube is working, i vote for that

otherwise bring your outrun  ;)

I might bring my outrun mini so no need for that..


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Belike on June 03, 2012, 09:54:37 AM
Ok, by now it is 100% sure, so I have to inform all of you, that we won't be able to make it with car this year. :'(
We will fly to Brussels on thursday evening and start from there on friday morning with my brothers car, I can be there at noon and help transporting cabs, etc.... ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on June 03, 2012, 10:05:26 AM
Cool!

bruxelles is about 1,5 hour from the eurocade location.

and you will pass my home town Breda on your way  ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on June 03, 2012, 11:45:59 AM
No worries Béla, I'm already very happy you guys can make it all the way here !!!

I badly need to update the list of visitors and cabs.....anyone who doesn't see their name there or machine, please post here for an update....


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on June 03, 2012, 11:47:33 AM
Uh.....I can't edit the original post to maintain the list of visitors and machines....Bruno can you give me the rights to do that for just this thread ?


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: DarthNuno on June 03, 2012, 01:35:12 PM
Done.  8)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on June 03, 2012, 01:36:15 PM
Muchas gracias !


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Belike on June 03, 2012, 02:33:08 PM
Bruno, will join the party this year?


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: DarthNuno on June 03, 2012, 02:40:07 PM
Hell yeah, but cannot confirm it yet (due to my work).


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Belike on June 04, 2012, 01:26:12 PM
Cool!

bruxelles is about 1,5 hour from the eurocade location.

and you will pass my home town Breda on your way  ;)
We can go together and invade Ridderkerk on that friday. ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on June 04, 2012, 01:44:37 PM
That depends on the time you have planned, i think i will be early there  ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on June 28, 2012, 07:29:47 PM
Helllooooooooo....long time no news here......

It was very hard for us to find a date for a meeting of the Eurocade team. One particular member I will not mention further found it necessary to go to a big country on the other side of the pool and spoil time at weird places like arcade museums and bars and others had even worse lame excuses but finally we fixed a date which is coming weekend..... ;D ;D ;D ;D


Now.....I'm a bit out of the loop myself. First of all I had a very busy first half of the year at work. Had a couple of medium to large new fire alarms to be commissioned and tested
(http://www.ziggodome.nl (well actually the parking garage under it plus the office tower next to it....), https://www.deloitte.com/view/nl_NL/nl/da20092493584310VgnVCM2000001b56f00aRCRD.htm,
another Parking garage in Roermond and above all:
http://www.heembouw.nl/index.php/werk-in-uitvoering/overig/corpus-hotel-oegstgeest.html )

and had some health things to deal with with my son, my wife and myself...

Anyway ....this resulted in a bit less focus on Eurocade as last year BUT that doesn't mean it's going to get less.......quite the opposite in fact, it is going to be BETTER than Eurocade 2012 ! :)

But.....I need all of you guys to help out. How ? Simple: Come over and bring a cab ! Many people have already enlisted. Especially the people who were there last year were the first one's to again commit to coming because they simply don't want to miss it ! :)

This already resulted in an impressive list, a list that would already bypass the number of machines we had last year, but I remember that a lot of machines were enlisted quite late last year....

Anyway...I need to update the list.... So, can you all please check the list and if there are any changes please inform me so I can refresh it.

Also....if you have anything we should discuss on the meeting coming weekend then please post it here (or PM me.)

Thanks friends !!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on June 28, 2012, 07:46:26 PM
Quote from: Level42

...... in fact, it is going to be BETTER than Eurocade 2011 ! :)

Fixed


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on June 28, 2012, 07:46:43 PM
please add a working 1:2 scale model Pong to the list  ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on June 28, 2012, 07:47:59 PM
Quote from: Level42

...... in fact, it is going to be BETTER than Eurocade 2011 ! :)

Fixed
No no, Eurocade 2012 is going to be BETTER than Eurocade 2012.....uhh.....ahhahhhahahahah.....which pretty much proves my point ! ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on June 28, 2012, 10:02:35 PM
please add a working 1:2 scale model Pong to the list  ;)

If I can get the trailer and my parents car, I can bring two cabs and one could be my Paddle Ball ;) You could set the Mini-Pong on top of that one :D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on June 28, 2012, 10:35:39 PM
Would make a great picture of course, but the mini-Pong needs to be reachable to play amongst other things....

Would love to see them together though :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: bencao74 on July 02, 2012, 09:54:27 AM
Hey PRC, I`m fetching end of july my horse trailer. This one has a ramp plus roof plus softened floor ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on July 02, 2012, 11:20:25 PM
Don't forget to clean out the horse poo before loading cabs !  ;D ;D

Some serious info:

We had a meeting with the Eurocade crew last saturday and discussed a number of things.  

The most practical is that you will NOT get a personalized ticket this year that you need to print at home.
The reason is that we found it too formal and it's simply too much work to create and then e-mail them for every individual.

So, this year you ONLY MUST register (like last year) by sending an e-mail or PM to me.
You can also simply post it in this thread of course but if you are coming for the first time please PM me with your address, e-mail and phone number.

If you were there last year we still have your info, no need for the same info again unless something changed (like e-mail address or phone numbers).  
We will put you on the list.

Once you arrive please look for Pieter (Gyruss), the guy with the longest hair on the arcade crew and "report" to him.
He'll check the list, receive the €20 per person and hand you a badge on which your forum and real name will be written by hand.

Please wear this badge visible. One of the most annoying things IMHO at these meetings is not knowing who is who, while we know each other from the forums already !

Also: you will only get drinks/food if you show your badge !

The reason for this is that we will have people from the band at night time (like last year) and some family/other visitors) who do not pay the 20 Euro so they will have to pay for their drinks/food. They cannot (and will not) join in at the evening meal. Of course bar personnel is excepted from this. Any of those visitors will be "kindly pushed" to drop some money in the "PONGy BANK" if they enjoyed the games...

Again regarding the drinks: please bring some if you can. A nice mix of beer/non alcohol like last year was excellent. It really made it possible to keep thing financially balanced. Remember that Belike will be arriving by plane and thus cannot bring any drinks this time.

That's it for now !


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: simplesi on July 03, 2012, 12:51:15 AM
Hi,

I would love to come along. What would be the best way to get to Ridderkerk? Fly from Edinburgh to Amsterdam? Don't think I could manage a cab, but is there something else that would worthwhile?

Si


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Belike on July 03, 2012, 09:07:44 AM
Yeah, I will arrive by plane, but already ordered some beer from my brother in Brussels, it will be loaded to our "rented" car from him. ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on July 03, 2012, 10:04:55 AM
Hi,

I would love to come along. What would be the best way to get to Ridderkerk? Fly from Edinburgh to Amsterdam? Don't think I could manage a cab, but is there something else that would worthwhile?

Si

I don't know if there is a flight to "Rotterdam Airport" depending on the day and time, i can pick you from the airport, its very close to Ridderkerk.



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on July 03, 2012, 11:22:48 AM
Yeah, I will arrive by plane, but already ordered some beer from my brother in Brussels, it will be loaded to our "rented" car from him. ;)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: What a hero!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on July 03, 2012, 11:34:17 AM
Would be great if you can make it !

There are a couple of options.

The closest airport is The Hague/Rotterdam airport but I'm not sure if there are direct flights from Edinburgh to Rotterdam, and if they are they might be more expensive.

The main Dutch airport is of course Schiphol which has by far the most international connections. Travel from Schiphol to Eurocade is about an hour by car.

The travel by public transport from Schiphol to Eurocade location is a little over 1.5 hours. One way the travel price should be less than 15 euro.
You can plan your trip by public transport here: http://9292.nl/en
It covers ALL public transport, trains, busses etc. Note that you may have to buy fairs for train and bus separatly, I'm not sure about that.

Taxi prices are pretty insane here for a long drive like that, think renting a car is cheaper.

Regretfully the suggested Van Der Valk Hotel is not easy to reach by public transport. If you come I suggest travel to Eurocade location first, you probably can drive to the hotel with one of the people staying there.
You may need to check in for a certain time though, check that with the hotel on reservation please.

Alternatively a taxi from train station Rotterdam-Lombardijen will cost you maximum €11.50. The distance is 3.2 km so you could walk there if you feel like it...

There is a third airport that maybe interesting and that is Eindhoven airport. Ryanair uses it intensely and as you know they are very cheap. However Eindhoven airport doesn't have a train station so you will have to take a bus to the train station and from there by train to Rotterdam-Lombardijen. I think travel to Eurocade would be about 2 hours that way. By car it's 1 hour 15 minutes.

Links:
Schiphol airport: www.schiphol.com
Rotterdam Airport: http://www.rotterdamthehagueairport.nl/en/index.php
Eindhoven Airport: http://www.eindhovenairport.com/
Public transport: http://9292.nl/en


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on July 03, 2012, 12:09:26 PM
Yes we may be able to arrange some short drives to Rotterdam Lombardijen station or the hotel, but during the Saturday we will really need the entire Eurocade crew on the location. So it's not like a taxi service of course :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on July 03, 2012, 12:12:47 PM
Thats why i mentioned
Quote
depending on the day and time
  ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: simplesi on July 03, 2012, 06:21:32 PM
Cheers guys. Appreciate the offer Etienne... will PM you.  ;)

Would it be worth coming on the Friday... will you all be around... or best to arrive on the Saturday and head back on the Sunday?

Si


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on July 03, 2012, 06:40:05 PM
Friday is set up day and at least the crew will be around (Etienne, CKONG, Gyruss, RobinHolland and I). Further I expect other members to arrive on the Friday already like last year but not sure who. I think it will be worthwhile, we can use all the help available and of course the games need some testing too ;). Althought we don't make it too late Friday night, it's still a load of fun :) You're welcome of course !


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on July 03, 2012, 07:17:00 PM
Quote from: Level42
Once you arrive please look for Pieter (Gyruss), the guy with the longest hair on the arcade crew and "report" to him.
He'll check the list, receive the €20 per person and hand you a badge on which your forum and real name will be written by hand.

What if PRC is all ready there - will he receive €20 and hand you a hand writtin badge? ::) ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on July 03, 2012, 07:27:38 PM
Or even worse: I am already there, hand over a handwritten 20€ and receive a badge with the longest hair of the arcade crew  :shock: I have to consider to arrive on saturday. Being early in this case is a bad idea.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on July 04, 2012, 04:22:08 PM
Can anyone who booked a room for the Van Der Valk hotel already please let me know if they charged you "tourist taxes" ? Also if you still have to book, let me know about this please...

I just read an article in the local newspaper that they had an agreement with the city so they did not have to pay the tax to the city (they would subsidize local cultural stuff for 35000 Euro instead....maybe we can get some of it ?) so I am really curious if they _do_ charge it to their customers.....I know it's just a couple of Euro's but as you can see it's a lot of money for them/the city.



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Belike on July 04, 2012, 04:58:02 PM
Booked on Monday, February 13, 2012


RESERVATION INFORMATION:
Booking number: RID-141B26048190
Guest name: Mr. Bela Harcsa 
Arrival: Friday, August 31, 2012
Departure: Sunday, September 02, 2012 (2 nights) 
Number of rooms: 1 x Atrium Room
Number of adults: 2
Breakfast: Yes
Comments: 
 
PAYMENT:
Total amount: €115.00
Payment method: CASH
 
From To Nights Room Breakfast Subtotal
8/31/2012 9/2/2012 2 €57.50 €0.00 €115.00
Subtotal €115.00
Total price including tourist tax €115.00
 
 


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on July 04, 2012, 05:08:30 PM
Mmm...first of all Van Der Valk has completely changed their site and so my links from Eurocade.eu are not working anymore. I'll fix that ASAP. However, they also seem to have changed strategy because I can't book a "Last Minute" for september anymore (it looks like REAL last minute deals now....)

However, the amount you mention IS without the tourist tax. The "bare" price (incl. VAT) was €115 for 1 room (2 persons) for 2 nights so it looks like they are honest.....this time ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Belike on July 04, 2012, 05:38:12 PM
Good news, thanks for the research. ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on July 08, 2012, 11:43:17 PM
Guys, it is with great pride I present you the new logo for Eurocade 2012:

(http://www.eurocade.eu/Eurocade/Eurocade_files/EC2_transpa_banner_BIG.png)

Big thanks go to ChrisChris for designing it !!!

We, the Eurocade team, felt that this logo truly captures what it is about: the video arcade machine in 8-bit graphics on the left says it all. The look of a "used old somewhat crumbled piece of carton" fits perfectly to the theme too.

A variation of this logo will be used on promotion materials. This variation will not have a date and location so that we can use it for (all) future Eurocades.

I also updated the website www.eurocade.eu so that it will connect to the Van Der Valk Hotel website again. They have re-arranged their website and way of booking, but the good news is that the prices have remained the same as last year. IMHO, comparing to a lot of hotel prices I see all over Europe I think this price is absolutely great for this room, hotel and breakfast.


It's only 54 days until Eurocade. I would like the people who have not yet uncovered the cab that they will be bringing to do so ASAP (either by PM or post here). The reason is that knowing what games will be there is a clear attraction point for visitors. I know some people may come especially to play a certain game, or it may give them just that final push to decide and come....

The same for people who are not certain yet to come. Last year (on top of all the other "last minute" work I got quite a phew messages of "latecomers" in the last week before Eurocade. I realize that some of you can really not know if they can make it until the last "minute" but even if you are not 100% sure, please register now. It's easier for us to have a complete list where some people might not show up than having to add people in the last days....

Thanks for understanding !!!

Also......we still have room for more cabs !!!! We have seen a lot of new members on this great forum the last 6 months so do not hesitate to register !

How ? Send me a PM with your Avatar (=username here), full name, address, mobile phone number and what (if) cab(s) you will bring and we will put you on the list. If you really don't have a cab or no way to bring it but love this hobby you are still very welcome !

Three more news items on which we will give more info a bit later:
1) there will be a (small) competition
2) we plan to organize a raffle
3) there _will_ be a piggy bank again this year. We know that the majority wanted to have an "all inclusive" entry price, and that is also what we have now. However, some of you guys already told us we were crazy to offer all this good stuff for just 20 Euro. These people are free to donate some extra cash. Also there will be non-registered people from my music club (etc) who are "gently invited" to contribute a bit too.
The money will of course only be used to cover costs of Eurocade. Should there be anything left we will probably invest it in getting some decoration for the next Eurocade.
If things go well, Etienne's brilliant Pong model will be the "Pongy bank" ;)

Enough for now....



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on July 10, 2012, 05:58:09 PM
I'm happy to announce that i'll take another Nintendo cab to Eurocade!!

(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u471/Gyruss99/IMG-20120311-WA0003.jpg)

And that is not all because Ronald Reagan was so nice to lend us his working Simpsons.

(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u471/Gyruss99/IMAG5372.jpg)





Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on July 10, 2012, 06:37:27 PM
 :spaceace:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on July 10, 2012, 07:08:32 PM
Exellent !!!

....mmm Simpsons was already on the list and so was Mario Bros. but that was my MB and yours is SOOOOOOOOOOOO much nicer AND a wide body like it is supposed to be....

I guess my Nintendo stays home this year :) 


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on July 10, 2012, 07:28:39 PM
Exellent !!!

....mmm Simpsons was already on the list and so was Mario Bros. but that was my MB and yours is SOOOOOOOOOOOO much nicer AND a wide body like it is supposed to be....

I guess my Nintendo stays home this year :) 

Or you convert it back to radarscope real fast  ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: bencao74 on July 11, 2012, 05:52:22 PM
just booked a room :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on July 11, 2012, 06:53:58 PM
 :spaceace:


Radar Scope ? Nahh....in theory I could transfer it into a Popeye. Got the board-set (working) but the controls set-up would need to be changed. I don't think I'm going to manage in time....got some holiday and redecorating the living room to do as well this summer....


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on July 11, 2012, 07:04:16 PM
>>> NEWSFLASH <<<

We are extremely proud and excited to let you know that Aart van Vliet, official World Record holder on Galaxian will attempt to set a NEW WORLD RECORD at Eurocade 2012 !!!


(http://www.retrouprising.com/images/misc/aart/Aart-van-Vliet.jpg)


Most of you know that Aart was our guest at Eurocade 2011 and we were able to witness some mind-blowing gameplay by him on the most brilliant NAMCO shooter ever...
Apart from this, Aart turned out to be about a really nice guy and we had some nice talk during Eurocade and then we popped the question (sorry, I forgot who it was) if he would be willing to try his own record on home ground and to our joy he agreed !

The Eurocade team feels that this is an excellent combination of events. It means a lot of great publicity for Eurocade and of course Aart will have a great setting to push his record even further.

The details still need to be worked out. It looks like we will give him a good spot in the bar area (this will be the only game there) so the visitors will be able to follow his progress. We will put the gameplay on the beamer so everyone can follow clearly.

Of course we want the record to be officially recognized by TwinGalaxies so we are communicating with them to sort this out.

I hope you guys are as excited as we are !  ;D ;D ;D :spaceace: :spaceace: :space ace:

Some info about Aart and his incredible World Record: http://www.retrouprising.com/index.php?pid=aart-van-vliet


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Q*ris on July 11, 2012, 07:52:01 PM
Yes!!!!!!!
Excellent!
Aart's skills totally blew my mind last year.
Can I have a special setting too to try to beat my personal "vintage monitor neck breaking" record?


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: DarthNuno on July 11, 2012, 09:58:58 PM
Excellent!!! I'll try to improve my high score, and try to beat him! ...mhhhh does 55K will be enough  ::) :-* *cough* *cough*  :oops:

I still have a video of him playing Galaxian somewhere in my HDD. Right time to publish it?  :P


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on July 17, 2012, 10:12:54 PM
Friends,

I have updated the site. First of all I added some games. Next I added a page with the WR Galaxian info.

Further....and this is important ! => YOU CAN NOW REGISTER BY FILLING OUT A FORM ON THE SITE.

This is the page where you can register:

http://www.eurocade.eu/Eurocade/Info_%26_Registration.html

Please note that by registering you accept all the info and rules as mentioned below the form (and agree with the entry price of 20 Euro per person).

For those who already registered here through a PM to me there is no need to register again, but if you want you _can_ do it so we have all the info in one central place.

We believe that this makes registration for Eurocade a lot easier.

REPEATED REQUEST => PLEASE DO NOT WAIT TILL THE LAST WEEKS TO REGISTER !!!!  Better register now and cancel later (if you really have to).

Also....please keep those cabs coming ! The whole idea about Eurocade is people bringing THEIR cabs. Without that, Eurocade is NOTHING. PLEASE let us know what cabs you plan to bring ASAP.
A game name is MUCH more attracting than "MR.X's cab" in the list.....      THANKS !!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: CrazyKongFan on July 17, 2012, 10:33:38 PM
Cool, glad to see Aart making it there again. Hopefully he smashes his old record ;D I'm sure he's missing some of the classic games, since he hasn't been able to make it to Funspot the last couple years. Nice interview too!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on July 17, 2012, 10:48:46 PM
YESSSS guys.....we've got our first US visitor !!!!!

It's not 100% sure, but she wanted to register anyway......it's Van Burnham who wrote the excellent Supercade !  :spaceace: :spaceace: :space ace:

Some info: http://www.digitpress.com/library/interviews/interview_van_burnham.html


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on July 17, 2012, 10:51:53 PM
Wow thats prettig cool!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on July 17, 2012, 11:32:45 PM
Great news.  :spaceace:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: atarimania on July 18, 2012, 08:39:11 AM
Cool  8)

Eurocade is going to become the "place to be"  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on July 18, 2012, 09:12:19 AM
Cool  8)

Eurocade is the "place to be"  ;D ;D ;D

There i fixed that for you  ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: atarimania on July 18, 2012, 02:58:10 PM
Cool  8)

Eurocade is the "place to be"  ;D ;D ;D

There i fixed that for you  ;)

 :D :D :D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on July 19, 2012, 09:30:21 AM
I totally hate that I cant see if there's a reply in this thread on the main page!!! That has to be fixed now!!!
Totally missed the last 2 pages because of this >:( >:(

But great Aart is coming!!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on July 19, 2012, 09:49:48 AM
Yes Bruno, seeing the extremely low numbers of responses I really hope you can change this in some way. We had much more responses going on last year when the main Eurocade thread was not in it's own Child section. Again, the idea of a child section was good, but I feel it back-fired on us.......

If a hard core member like Muerto already misses the updates, then how about the less experienced visitors here !!!!

The child board has a too small font and is very easily overlooked and,as Muerto mentions you can't see if there are any new postings.

Maybe there can be a seperate button on the top or something ?

Muerto, to stay completely up to date on this forum I always use "Show unread posts since last visit" which is on top of the page. In fact I made this my bookmark to the forum so I will always see which threads have been updated since my last visit.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: DarthNuno on July 19, 2012, 10:16:08 AM
Let me check what I can do on this.

Muerto, to stay completely up to date on this forum I always use "Show unread posts since last visit" which is on top of the page. In fact I made this my bookmark to the forum so I will always see which threads have been updated since my last visit.

Yeps, that's the best think to do if you don't wanna miss something here.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ElPancho on July 19, 2012, 07:08:09 PM
I used 'notify', resulting in an email to me every time there's a new post


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on July 19, 2012, 07:41:16 PM
LOL.....lot's of "spamming" ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Psykick on July 23, 2012, 01:13:31 AM
Hey guys, I was wondering if it wolud be possible to have a bring and buy kinda thing?
I happened to get a lot of classic pcb's just lately and maybe you could have some sort of stand where people bring their boards or other arcade related stuff.
I'd be willing to pay a certain fee or precentage for the boards sold at the event.

This way it'll be some extra income for the event and the buyer and seller would
have direct contact on the spot. I could certainly fill a full table with my shizzle I want to sell ;)



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on July 23, 2012, 09:27:22 AM
I think that would be a good idea, of theres something nice amongst the shizzle, i'll bring the dope!

Hey guys, I was wondering if it wolud be possible to have a bring and buy kinda thing?
I happened to get a lot of classic pcb's just lately and maybe you could have some sort of stand where people bring their boards or other arcade related stuff.
I'd be willing to pay a certain fee or precentage for the boards sold at the event.

This way it'll be some extra income for the event and the buyer and seller would
have direct contact on the spot. I could certainly fill a full table with my shizzle I want to sell ;)




Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on July 23, 2012, 09:58:42 AM
It is a nice indeed and we actually discussed the very same idea, problem is manning the stand...Or do we trust eachother enough to leave it unmanned and "self service"? In that case it would be at everyone's own risk to put stuff there. I think it's better to put up things you have for sale here in the special "Eurocade trade" thread, quite a few bits and pieces exchanged that way last year. Still open for the stand idea though but we can't put someone behind it all day long...

I am also very happy to add Bomjac from the UK to the list of visitor ! He has booked his flight so I think it's about 100% sure he'll be here :) Regretfully KLM doesn't allow him to take a cab in his carry-on luggage but he will compensate he told me ;) Looking forward to meet !


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on July 23, 2012, 12:21:00 PM
..... I could certainly fill a full table with my shizzle I want to sell ;)

I saw your shizzle last Saturday at NGC, that doesn't fit on a table, you would need the entire room!   ;D

but please leave enough room in your van for one or two cabs!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Psykick on July 23, 2012, 02:16:35 PM
Hahaha, I can take that task if you want guys, but let's say untill a certain time. Let's say from 12.00 till 15.00 hours or so, just as reference.

Of course I won't bring it all Erik, I'll still have to test alot and will only bring what fits the Eurocade crowd.

Like I said I can man the table for a couple of hours and then enjoy the event of course plus I think a fee of 10% is more then fair for everybody that sells his or her shizzle at the event!

Think about and let me know ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on July 28, 2012, 04:09:43 PM
We are welcoming Noël [Hi] as returning visitor to Eurocade 2012 !

Still plenty of space for more people.

Want to make clear that if you are not able to bring a cab, you are _Still_ welcome to Eurocade.
Of course we DO try to get as many people as possible to bring cabs, but it is -not- a firm demand.

If you come by plane or your car is too small, we understand...


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on August 01, 2012, 11:52:41 AM
If i get them working i would like to add 2 cabs to the list:

Outrun Mini (have to install the broken gear B, shouldn't be a problem)

Galaga (freezes on start up, but when it runs everything seems to be okay)



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on August 01, 2012, 07:58:34 PM
Wow! only 1 month to go the the coolest event this year!  :spaceace: :spaceace:
Any chance a certain Alpha could bring a certain LL pcb??  :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Superully on August 01, 2012, 08:13:11 PM

ok guys, now that i'm back i can also reveal which game i'm planning on bringing along ...

are you ready? here you go :arrow:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/4616215290_6bc187b149_b.jpg)

it does have a monitor issue, but i'm hoping to be able to fix it until eurocade! fingers crossed - right, andré? 8)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 01, 2012, 09:53:31 PM
YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA !!!!!

That's a brilliant addition Ully !!! Love Mad Planets !!!!  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

Hope I can give it some plays in between "working"..... ;D

Of course Outrun is great too and I think some people might even like Galaga  ;) ;) ;) ;D ;D ;D

I can also add a Slam II cocktail to the list which Speleo_de will bring. This is a very cool 4 player "pong" table.

More games are to be announced very shortly !!!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 01, 2012, 10:14:49 PM
HOPPPAAAAA .......another GREAT machine is added, offered by AtariMania.....of course it is an Atari game, and it is both a GREAT game and a VERY nice looking cab with a great "3D" mirror effect:

War Lords !!!

Thanks Franck !!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on August 01, 2012, 10:50:12 PM
Still hate that i cant see any replies in this thread on the main page!!!!!

But great addition Ully, really looking forward to play that game!!!!
And War Lords, cant find it on KLOV... but looking forward to that as well!

-EDIT-
As of now, one of the cabs i will bring is......
(http://doc-04-8g-3dwarehouse.googleusercontent.com/3dwarehouse/secure/hhulr73hmmak89paul31eote4ben7ngk/5js156nvhc7qcc702qbiehvhov1dl5pd/1343844000000/lt/*/8e9590755c409c94d74609d03df6eada?ts=1292259568000&ctyp=other)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 01, 2012, 10:52:56 PM
............ I think some people might even like Galaga  ;) ;) ;) ;D ;D ;D

I am sure they will, because galaxian will be occupied i guess  ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 01, 2012, 11:09:03 PM
@Muerto.....sorry, the official name of the game is Warlords (one word)

http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=10405


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on August 01, 2012, 11:13:57 PM
@Muerto.....sorry, the official name of the game is Warlords (one word)

http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=10405

Am so looking forward to that one as well!!!!!
(http://www.arcade-museum.com/images/116/1160664854.jpg)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 01, 2012, 11:18:00 PM
Yes....but it will be the upright with the fantastic 3D like half-mirror set-up ! This is a MUST play 2 player game !


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: bencao74 on August 02, 2012, 09:53:17 AM
@Muerto : You`ll bring a Bubble Bobble Cab to the EUcade?????

I think this is pretty cool.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Superully on August 02, 2012, 10:22:35 AM
Yes....but it will be the upright with the fantastic 3D like half-mirror set-up ! This is a MUST play 2 player game !

can't wait to play this one, i've only played the 4-player cocktail version so far!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 02, 2012, 10:24:17 AM
Yessssssssss !!!! Bubble Bobble is such a brilliant game !!!! And it is usually played on all kinds of cabs, but I really like this dedicated one !!!

Another game that is great in two player mode !!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: bencao74 on August 02, 2012, 10:49:29 AM
Absolutely, the bubble bobble is on of my favs, too. :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 02, 2012, 12:53:40 PM
I had to remove Championship Sprint from the list of games because that was offered by AtariMania but he will be bringing the Warlords instead as mentioned.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on August 02, 2012, 07:06:26 PM
I´m soooo looking forward to this, alot of great cabs again this year!!!!

And yes, i will bring my Bubble Bobble, and my Ice Cold Beer  ;D ;D ;D - BTW, just had a quick game on ICB, the "free play button" Etienne installed last year is still there!!!  :D :D :D (and it hasn't moved since last year either)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 02, 2012, 07:27:07 PM
Yesssssssss.....I truelly believe -everyone- loves the return of Ice Cold Beer !! IMHO it is the best videogame without a monitor ever ! ;);)

I've seen this machine at some parties now and they never seem to get any moments of rest....it has that brilliant effect of: WTF, I am smarter than that simple game.....let's try it again......and again....and again !


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Luigi on August 03, 2012, 07:24:22 AM
damn....so many great cabs I'm going to miss.....would have loved to bring my Robotron  :'(


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 03, 2012, 09:41:59 AM
That would have fitted nicely next to my Joust (as you know) but missing you at Eurocade is worse than missing the Robotron.....anyway, play a Level 42 song at your friend's wedding and all is forgiven  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on August 03, 2012, 02:29:00 PM
Damn! I was thinking about bringing mine, too. Mine has a ticket dispenser now ... and free beer tickets of course ;)


Yesssssssss.....I truelly believe -everyone- loves the return of Ice Cold Beer !! IMHO it is the best videogame without a monitor ever ! ;);)

I've seen this machine at some parties now and they never seem to get any moments of rest....it has that brilliant effect of: WTF, I am smarter than that simple game.....let's try it again......and again....and again !



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Psykick on August 03, 2012, 03:04:17 PM
You can still bring yours and then sell it to me  :P


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on August 03, 2012, 03:04:45 PM
Maby PRC should bring his ICB instead, love to beat that ticket dispenser!!! :lol: (André??)

Damn! I was thinking about bringing mine, too. Mine has a ticket dispenser now ... and free beer tickets of course ;)


Yesssssssss.....I truelly believe -everyone- loves the return of Ice Cold Beer !! IMHO it is the best videogame without a monitor ever ! ;);)

I've seen this machine at some parties now and they never seem to get any moments of rest....it has that brilliant effect of: WTF, I am smarter than that simple game.....let's try it again......and again....and again !



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 03, 2012, 05:15:16 PM
Geeeeeeezzzz....sometimes my memory plays games with me. I _KNEW_ someone already promissed an ICB but was "looking" in the wrong direction. I even asked the other guys in the Eurocade team....

No problem I would say, Muerto can bring another cab, right ?



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Q*ris on August 03, 2012, 06:01:12 PM
Like Crystal Castles for instance?


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Superully on August 03, 2012, 06:28:45 PM
michael, give us a list and we choose ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on August 04, 2012, 09:00:56 AM
The trouble is that The Shed is packed atm, so i cant get to all my machines without moving stuff around, which will take forever....

The games i can get to is:

Neo Geo
Time Pilot (in the Fast Freddie cab)
Play Choice 10 (didnt get much play at EC11)

My vote vould go to the Neo Geo, with Puzzle Bobble and Neo Bomberman (2 really great games) but i can bring all my Neo Geo cartridges so we can swap games....:

Samurai Showdown (fighter game crap)
Puzzle Bobble
Neo Bomberman
Spinmaster
Metal Slug
Metal Slug 4
Alpha Mission 2
Magician Lord



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: DarthNuno on August 04, 2012, 09:13:30 AM
Samurai Showdown (fighter game crap)

Blaspheme! SS is awesome! :-*


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on August 04, 2012, 09:58:24 AM
I think that the NeoGeo would be an excellent choice.



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on August 04, 2012, 01:03:03 PM
Yep! Would be awsome (although it's pretty new school ;)). I can bring my carts (about 50), too ... if neccessary. If Puzzle Bobble is in there, all other games are obsolete anyway ;)

AND I will bring my ICB then. Hope the 1800 tickets remaining in there are enough to cover the day. I will also prepare some prices. Tickets without prices are like having a party and no drinks and music.

The restauration of my Video Pinball is not really making progress though :( Maybe I will have to exchange that cab with another (yes, I will bring two cabs this year :)). Amidar is ready to go or maybe the most beautiful Universal cab: Cosmic Alien??


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 04, 2012, 02:50:52 PM
Neo Geo sounds fine to me....but 50 carts ? :) I don't think we should change carts all the time ;)

Metal Slug is a brill game IMHO and of course Puzzle Bobble.

We are very happy with ANY game brought (as long as it fits into the well-known priority list.... ;D)

A choice between Amidar and Cosmic Alien is pretty hard. On one hand, Cosmic Alien is one of the nicest looking cabs ever with brilliant artwork. On the other Amidar is the better game IMHO. But that is just one opinion and because I initiated Eurocade doesn't mean I call the shots when it comes to the games that are brought, that is of course up to the owners of the machines :)

Speaking of ICB......but actually this is true for any game:

Give your fellow visitors a chance to play the game you are playing too.

No-one has a problem if you do a couple (3 maybe 4) of games in a row, but don't go "hugging" one machine for hours so that others do not get the chance to play it. (Only exception is Aart on the Galaxian ;))
Not everybody is bold enough to keep standing to wait or even ask if they can get a turn now....and that shouldn't be necessary.


I'm not aware of this happening at Eurocade last year but I have seen it at some other parties... IMHO it is simply decent and common sense to share the play-time...


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 04, 2012, 05:09:58 PM
I vote Amidar  ::)

And crystal castles, my little helper loves "the bear game"  ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 05, 2012, 11:10:04 PM
We welcome Lazlo as our 32nd person to register for Eurocade, welcome !!!

He promised to bring a machine, which one is not 100% sure yet but will soon be announced.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 05, 2012, 11:23:47 PM
We thought it was time for some reminders/additional info:

- Remember that the entry price for Eurocade 2012 is €20 per person. The reason why it's so much higher than last year is that we wanted an "all in" price. The price includes attending Eurocade with loads of great classic arcade games, soft and low alcohol drinks in reasonable amounts, lunch (various rolls, also our famous Dutch snacks) and soup, and our "famous" buffet at 18.00 hrs. with something to eat for all.

We felt this was a more fair system than "dragging" with the piggy bank like last year. Yes there STILL will be a Piggy Bank in the form of Etienne's wonderful Pong model, but this is really for those who feel Eurocade needs some extra cash to do even more great stuff in 2013..... ;)

- to be able to give all that for this low price, we do depend on visitors to bring in some soft/low alcohol drinks like last year, this really helped us cover the costs

- please remember to set your game to Free Play BEFORE Eurocade. If your game cannot be set to Freeplay please inform us UPFRONT by mail/PM.  We can hook up a special credit button to your coin door. This is NOT damaging anything and can be removed very easily again. We do NOT want players to have to open up coin doors and find credit switches....


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 09, 2012, 07:06:53 PM
Happy we can add Arcadegek, Joeks and Vnera + Friend to the list of visitors, welcome (again :)) !

Arcadegek is not 100% sure yet but I'm sure he'll try everything to make it :)

Got a question about bringing along husbands/wifes/girlfriends/boyfriends/kids/other friends. Of course they are most welcome (within reasonable numbers) !
Naturally, for every adult we have to ask the entry fee of €20,- because of the costs of drinks, food, rent and electricity :).

Kids are free.

One thing about kids (and note I have a son too !!): We love kids and we definitely have the goal to at least TRY to make them want to keep our machines running once we are strolling behind our push-carts (or whatever they are named) but there are two important things to keep in mind:

1) It's no play-ground/kindergarden. No running/shouting etc. please. The machines are extremely valuable and plenty of them have parts that can't be replaced, not for ANY money.....also everyone wants to play in a pleasant and comfy environment
2) We (the Eurocade team) are no guards. We expect parents to keep an eye on their kids at all times (and that's pretty hard when you're intensively playing a game). We really don't want to get in nasty situations where damage happens to any of the machines. So please if the kids are very young and cannot be expected to understand the value of the machines, it's really better to not bring them unless you constantly want to watch them...you know your kid best so we expect you to make a wise decision. I am sure it won't be needed, but should it be necessary we will ask you (and your kid) to leave when they show no respect for the machines, no money returned.

I know this all sounds very strict BUT we feel that we must do everything in our power to prevent any possible damage to the machines !

People will bring their nice (sometimes their most valuable) machines in the trust that they will be handled with respect. Let's not discourage them for the future !

Thanks for understanding :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 10, 2012, 12:01:25 PM
Yessss..just got word that Mr. & Mrs. Atari (Sijmen & Sandra) will be joining us this year !!

Mrs. Atari regretfully couldn't make it last year so I hope she'll have a blast this time ! :)



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on August 11, 2012, 01:26:38 AM
The line up of visitors is getting better and better.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 13, 2012, 12:16:19 AM
We are very proud to be able to announce that Eurocade has found its first sponsor !!

The sponsor is :

ARCADEFIXIT.COM
Amusement Parts & Supply


check out their site at www.arcadefixit.com !
They have over 100,000 NOS parts in stock and ship Worldwide !


We are trying to make Eurocade even better, interesting and especially more fun and by looking for sponsors we will be able to offer the visitors this !

If you own an arcade-related business and would like to support us in one way or the other, please contact Gyruss on this forum for details:
http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?action=pm;sa=send;u=952

There are many ways to help us, doesn't always need to be straight money...we Will make very sure your company name/website address will get the attention of the visitors.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on August 13, 2012, 12:47:53 AM
Yeah, huge props and kudos to ARCADEFIXIT.COM for being our first sponsor!!!!!

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on August 13, 2012, 05:51:43 PM
Wow, thats great!!!!  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 13, 2012, 09:51:01 PM
Absolutely, and it get's greater and greater !!!

We have found another sponsor !

Beeld & Geluid (Sound & Vision) has kindly offered to use their truck with tail-gate lift to transport cabs from Gyruss and my location to the Eurocade location and back for FREE !!!!

This means that a huge chunk of the available games will not have to be loaded on "scary" micro-trailers or high and toe-breaking HUGE trailers. This will also prevent any rain damage, should the weather be a bit less nice than last year......

(http://cache.duurzaamgebouwd.nl/upload/dg_8fd9sluf/images/news/gouden_piramide_naar_beeld_en_geluid_2_m04zg6.jpg)

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision ('Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid') is a cultural-historical organization of national interest. It collects, preserves and opens the audiovisual heritage for as many users as possible: media professionals, education, science and the general public. In addition, the institute develops and disseminates knowledge in the area of audiovisual archiving, digitization and media history.

Check out
http://www.beeldengeluid.nl/en/


It's a great building and an awesome place to visit with the entire family as I have experienced in person !!!


A HUGE THANK YOU TO BEELD & GELUID for this awesome support !!!!!!  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 13, 2012, 10:20:15 PM
....and the third sponsor contacted us today !!!

www.Arcadeforge.de offers a SLG3000 INCLUDING enclosure, a total value of €66 !!!

(http://wp1114205.wp150.webpack.hosteurope.de/xtcmodified/images/categories/3.jpg)

The SLG3000 is the famous Scanline Generator that will (re)produce the original scanlines that is so typical for classic arcade videogame monitors, but is lacking when using a modern day VGA monitor for f.i. MAME.

Arcadeforge offers a range of custom hardware for the (arcade) videogameplayer and ships worldwide.

More details on www.arcadeforge.de !!!


BIG thank you to Arcadeforge for providing this excellent prize ! Prize ? Yes Prize !!!.....stay tuned !!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: polderarcade on August 14, 2012, 10:50:31 PM
Oke people whit al the good news at the moment, i am afread i have some bad news :(
Finally have some time to start planning for eurocade
Having some problems whit cabs I should bring.
-----------------------
Konami  jet wave trying to fix the game a idiot :evil:(me) completely destroy the electric motor and it will be a expensive / impossible fix ,for now it’s put in the storage corner.
 So it’s not possible to bring to eurocade
-----------------------
Outruners lost sound completely and not possible to fix at the moment and the weight of the cab is getting a bic problem
So it’s not possible to bring to eurocade
-----------------------
Alien 3 same as outruners extremely heavy end hard to load end not realy fiting the eurocade  style to new
So it’s not possible to bring to eurocade
-----------------------


But I don’t want to come empty handed so if you guys agree whit it I want to bring:
Atari Bad lands / Atari vindicators ,games in polderarcade condition not looking great (outside of the cab )but good playable
And if the weather is oke I want to bring hang-on dlx on the trailer
Also will bring the pins
Goldwings fix a broken ramp this week is oke now
Jungle lord burned a connector last Saturdays party will be a easy fix and be done before eurocade :)

Sorry for the last minute chances but really busy whit not arcade related stuff so I hope you will not be to much disipointed

And the last thing ,the same like last year’s eurocade it is on the same date as one of the best partys of the year(wilde zwijnen bal) so for us we will leaf the party around nine to pick up the cabs Sunday
Something not clear let me know


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on August 14, 2012, 10:57:46 PM
...

The SLG3000 is the famous Scanline Generator that will (re)produce the original scanlines that is so typical for classic arcade videogame monitors, but is lacking when using a modern day VGA monitor for f.i. MAME.

I have one since it came out, and it is awesome.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on August 14, 2012, 11:14:13 PM
...
The SLG3000 is the famous Scanline Generator that will (re)produce the original scanlines that is so typical for classic arcade videogame monitors, but is lacking when using a modern day VGA monitor for f.i. MAME.
I have one since it came out, and it is awesome.

For the Dutch guys on the forum, here's a very nice review of the SLG3000:
http://www.gamekings.tv/videos/hww-de-slg-3000-scanline-generator/

Pretty cool that the Gamekings/Power Unlimited people reviewed it, they're by far the biggest gaming medium in The Netherlands and they are very positive about the product.

So many thanks to Jochen (www.Arcadeforge.de) YOU ROCK!!!!!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: bencao74 on August 14, 2012, 11:44:00 PM
I need a translation sometimes :) Thanks guys :) jinxz made this review possible, my thanks goes to him. 


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 15, 2012, 07:30:39 AM
Bart, i am already happy you are attending and bring something, so thats totally fine for me !  :spaceace:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 15, 2012, 09:08:26 AM
Yes buddy, with this hobby these things happen all the time and everybody knows it so no worries.....the games list is never set in stone. I'll change the list ASAP.

While we are at it, Erik messaged me he will bring his Phoenix instead of his Black Widow.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: cebulba on August 15, 2012, 09:40:32 AM
sorry guys - but I won't make it this year as I'm on duty to Berlin on a conference the weekend for my business.

Seems someone else needs to bring an ICE COLD BEER or Hyper Olympic.



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: bencao74 on August 15, 2012, 10:15:56 AM
PRC brings his ICB with Ticket Dispenser.

I`ll bring the Space Duel instead of Paper Boy.



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on August 15, 2012, 10:49:21 AM
PRC brings his ICB with Ticket Dispenser.

I`ll bring the Space Duel instead of Paper Boy.


Nice, cant wait to admire the side art!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 15, 2012, 11:04:21 AM
sorry guys - but I won't make it this year as I'm on duty to Berlin on a conference the weekend for my business.

Seems someone else needs to bring an ICE COLD BEER or Hyper Olympic.


Too bad Cebulba !  Maybe we'll see you again next year....

Hyper Olympic removed
Paperboy removed
Space Duel added (Yeah!)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on August 15, 2012, 12:44:37 PM
Space Duel! That's great.  :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Belike on August 15, 2012, 02:11:18 PM

Hyper Olympic removed
:'(


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 16, 2012, 03:16:49 PM
Sad, but this can happen as we know.....but there are a lot of great things being organized for you guys....better get into shape for a certain game, a game called.......ahhh, sorry TOP SECRET !

More from Gyruss about this soon :)

Annnnnnnnnddd...I just heard we have a second guy flying into Eurocade and he adds another country to the list because my good friend Marco, AKA Vernimark from Italy just booked his flight !



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 16, 2012, 07:32:42 PM
Just came home and there was a present from my wife for me "and my friends of the gameparty"

A big thanks to my wife for some extra eurocade decoration, and her patience and support with me !  :spaceace: :spaceace:

I love you Honey !


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: bencao74 on August 16, 2012, 08:22:27 PM
I`ll take 5 ... ;)



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 16, 2012, 11:46:35 PM
Very sweet !! :)



MOOOOORRRRRREEEEE great news !!!!

We have found a sponsor who wanted to support Eurocade by getting some good advertising on www.eurocade.eu through a banner: it is the famous www.arcadeshop.de from Germany !

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=3350.0;attach=2570;image) (http://arcadeshop.de/)


Arcadeshop.de sells lots and lots of arcade parts for MAME cabinets, candy cabs and of course classic arcade machines.
Buttons, switches, PSU's, joysticks, locks, EPROMS, you name it, they got it.
They ship worldwide !

Arcadeshop supports Eurocade financially and offers yet another prize.....yes prize....you know...something you can win...something very nice you can win.... ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on August 17, 2012, 07:21:30 AM
Stop teasing them!!  ;D  ;)  ;D

No guys, André is right, we have some very nice prizzzzzzzzzzzzes for the HS contest, thanks to some great sponsors.  :spaceace:

It´s a shame that the crew can´t join the contest.  :D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on August 17, 2012, 07:29:13 AM
Yeah, HUGE THANKS to Jan from ARCADESHOP.DE for helping us financially!!!!

Pretty cool to have such an big name in the arcade business behind us!!

But like Andre (and Erik) mentions that's not the only thing they did for us!

We'll tell you more about the great prizes Arcadeshop and our other sponsors made available for you to win this evening!!!

Stay Tunned!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Luigi on August 17, 2012, 07:48:41 AM
I've wondered when this would happen ;)

Jan has always supported the arcade scene inside and outside Germany + he's a very reliable vendor!!



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 17, 2012, 08:18:42 AM
It´s a shame that the crew can´t join the contest.  :D
Indeed !! I seriously consider leaving the Eurocade team so I _can_ participate !  ;) ;)

Oh and friends, I normally don't do spell-checking but..... a priCe is the cost of a product, and a priZe is something you can win by being the best  ;) So that we don't get any confused visitors ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on August 17, 2012, 02:28:54 PM
Nice prizzzzzzzzzzes! YEAH!  ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on August 17, 2012, 03:53:53 PM
And don't forget the prizes you get for collecting tickets on my ICB!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on August 17, 2012, 04:39:26 PM
And don't forget the prizes you get for collecting tickets on my ICB!!

 :o :shock: :o


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 17, 2012, 04:50:51 PM
I have a feeling that Muerto is going home with a prize  :D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on August 17, 2012, 04:56:32 PM
I have a feeling that Muerto is going home with a prize  :D

[Steve Wiebe mode ON]
"I better start practising"
[Steve Wiebe mode OFF]

Hehe, had a go the other night, and rolled the score twice...... 8) ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 17, 2012, 05:19:48 PM
ICB owners with more than one ICB are not allowed to compete unless they hand over the 2nd one to me before the beginning of Eurocade  ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 17, 2012, 05:20:58 PM
GUYS: I just opened a new thread about the little hi-score competition right here:

http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=3822.0


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on August 17, 2012, 06:00:13 PM
And the good news doesn't end, we are very proud to announce yet another great sponsor:

FREAKSHIRT.NL (http://FREAKSHIRT.NL)

They're not only providing Team Eurocade with free shirts but those same T-shirt's will be available as prizes for the High Score Competition!!!!!

If you stink at playing games (like me) you also will have the chance to buy one at the event (part of the money will go to us)!!!!

So please take a look at Freakshirt.nl (http://FREAKSHIRT.NL) , they have a great collection!

Many thanks to dlf member Jinxz who not only ownes freakshirt but also runs Shadaloo.eu (http://Shadaloo.eu), the place for (custom made) Fightsticks & parts!!!

(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u471/Gyruss99/EurocadeT-shirt.jpg)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: McVenco on August 17, 2012, 06:05:28 PM
And don't forget the prizes you get for collecting tickets on my ICB!!

Beer?  ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: bencao74 on August 17, 2012, 07:41:21 PM
Great sponsor list. Can't await this event. The logistics planning from bremen via oldenburg to ridderkerk with 3 cabs is finished.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on August 17, 2012, 08:29:56 PM
Many thanks to you, for not only bringing a game but also sponsoring the event!!

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on August 17, 2012, 09:38:05 PM
"Last year there was a little event called EuroCade11 - it was setup by a group of hardcore/dedicated arcade collectors, the event was not a success - it was a complete wipeout!!!
This year the same organizers try to put their preivous attempt to shame, - and indeed they will succeed!..."

I was at EC11 talking to fellow friends/arcade collectors, i will be at EC12, talking to even more friends/arcade collectors - but this time not only from Mainland Europe, others have opened their eyes for this event...

My Dutch friends, cant thank you enough for organizing this event again, really really looking forward to talk to everybody, no one mensioned - and hell, no one forgotten!

Only 16 more days!

PS. Waiting to beat the hell out of everybody on ICB! - PRC, ill kick your ass ;) :D :lol:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: DarthNuno on August 17, 2012, 10:03:18 PM
Yes, 16 more days to go!  :P

I've just added the banner on the home page! Impossible to miss it!  ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on August 17, 2012, 11:23:15 PM
And Freakshirt has this awesome T-shirt already for sale online  :)

http://freakshirt.nl/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=186


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 18, 2012, 12:03:02 AM
I've just added the banner on the home page! Impossible to miss it!  ;D

Thanks !!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 18, 2012, 12:05:24 AM
And Freakshirt has this awesome T-shirt already for sale online  :)

http://freakshirt.nl/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=186

Holy shoez, just found out that Jinkx lives in a suburb right next to the Arcade Capital of Europe !! Welcome neighbor !! And glad to have you at Eurocade !!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on August 19, 2012, 04:21:07 PM
And Freakshirt has this awesome T-shirt already for sale online  :)

http://freakshirt.nl/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=186

I just thought how awesome it would be if everybody would wear this T-shirt for the group photo.  :lol:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on August 20, 2012, 11:29:03 AM
The Eurocade T-shirts are almost ready and they look totally awesome..

Order them here: http://freakshirt.nl/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=186

Many thinks to ChrisChris for designing our beautiful logo!!!

(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u471/Gyruss99/IMG_9764.jpg)

(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u471/Gyruss99/IMG_9765.jpg)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Q*ris on August 20, 2012, 11:32:11 AM
I want one  ;) ;) ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 20, 2012, 11:32:45 AM
Me too !  :spaceace:  They Rock !


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: DarthNuno on August 20, 2012, 08:33:55 PM
OK Guys, let's add my Pleiads & myself to the party!  :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on August 20, 2012, 08:43:19 PM
Nice to have you there and great game!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on August 20, 2012, 09:03:02 PM
Me too !  :spaceace:  They Rock !

+100


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 20, 2012, 09:34:40 PM
OK Guys, let's add my Pleiads & myself to the party!  :)

Great !

Your badge is ready, and this year its a keeper  ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 22, 2012, 08:29:49 AM
OK guys....things are heating up....that is, not the temperature here, but it's only 10 more days until Eurocade 2012 !!!!

Time for some necessary practical things:


MOST IMPORTANT ONE =====>>>

Last year I had a number of registrations in the very LAST week before Eurocade. Although I will do what I can to get you on the list, PLEASE register NOW. The last week up to Eurocade is EXTREMELY busy for us so please help.


1) PLEASE can everybody who did NOT visit last year register through our web-form (if you haven't done already)
http://www.eurocade.eu/Eurocade/Info_%26_Registration.html

Even if you PMed or emailed me you will be coming, it is much easier to work from the webform data for me to create the list of visitors. If you bring guests/family, please provide names and Avatar names on the several forums.
Without an e-mail address I can NOT send you the address of Eurocade's location !!!


2) Check your game before departure. If it's not on Free Play, please change that before leaving. It if can't be set to Free Play, please inform me by PM so we can temporarily mount a free play switch on your coin-door (no damage guaranteed !!!)

3) Be sure your game will be able to plug into German-style mains sockets. French type plugs will sometimes fit, depends on the power strips we have at hand, but mostly will not. If you bring a French type plug machine, please bring an adapter or powerstrip that can handle both types.

4) PLEASE be on time. Eurocade starts early because we want to make the most of the single day it lasts !!! Eurocade officially opens it doors at 10.00 in the morning. If you are earlier, we are there from about 9.00, esp. if you bring a cab that would be great. However, if you can't make it that early, PLEASE be there before 12.00hr. The reason is that we will start the Galaxian World Record try around that time and also the prize competition for the visitors so the Eurocade crew will have it's hands full.

5) When you arrive, please report to Pieter (glasses, long hair, Eurocade Crew shirt), he'll be mostly on the front of the entry to the building during the early hours so it will be hard to miss him ;)

6) HAVE A SAFE TRIP, KEEP IT CHEAP, DON'T OVERSPEED.  Speeding tickets are insanely high in The Netherlands and there are lots of camera's (fixed and mobile) everywhere, plus cameras that check your speed across a long(er) distance....

7) Remember, entry fee is 20 Euro per adult (kids free), PLEASE have the exact amount of money with you in cash as we will have only very limited exchange money (if any ;)) We cannot accept any digital form of payment.




Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 23, 2012, 07:30:43 PM
FRIENDS !!

I have updated the list of visitors and games right here:

http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=3350.0

Please go over it if you have PMed, e-mailed or filled in the form on Eurocade.eu and CHECK THAT YOU ARE ON THE LIST ! If not, contact me right away to fix it ! :)

AFAIK I haven't missed anyone but I am only human. Also if you are on the list and already know you won't be there, please let me know too !
Also, if you bring a friend or family "in the last minute" PLEASE lets me know too.

We now have 50 visitors which is FABULOUS !!! We can still squeeze in a couple of you so if you want to come let me know ASAP but AT LEAST BEFORE SUNDAY 26 AUGUST !

We have 41 videogames promissed to be there and 3 pinballs. This is more than last year ! Here too, we can still squeeze in a couple of games so contact me if you can bring something.

If you are listed in BLUE I am missing a part of your information for your registration, ususally e-mail address, home address and phone nr. Please use the form on the site to pass me the info: http://eurocade.eu/Eurocade/Info_%26_Registration.html

The games listed in BLUE I cannot remember who will be bringing them, please post here or PM if you see your cab without name :) Thanks !


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 23, 2012, 07:48:27 PM
Looks like we need some more outlets than last year..

I have a 12 and a 5 in the car already, one of 10 you got already, and i have another 10 in my pc cabinet here

thats 37, but some will be interconnected, so i think we need some more...

I dont have more than that ..


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 23, 2012, 07:51:01 PM
Yes if people can bring some strips that would be great but PLEASE mark them with your names.

There are some hasps and strips at the location too. And I don't think we need to power the "long cabinet" in the hall this year as no wall-machines etc. will be there (AFAIK).


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 23, 2012, 08:23:34 PM
just got of the phone with my customer/supplier and it seems there is another strip of 12 outlets waiting  for me  8)

not guarantied though...


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on August 23, 2012, 09:19:00 PM
Galaga is still running great (tested yesterday) and will most definitely be there.

Hope to tell you more about the outrun after this weekend..


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Q*ris on August 23, 2012, 09:44:56 PM
Great news about the Galaga!
No need for the Galaxian, then.
Could somebody let André know, please?
<insert drum roll here>


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on August 23, 2012, 10:31:11 PM
Since my effords to fix the Video Pinball in time for Eurocade will be fruitless again, I will bring Amidar (besides the fabolous ICB of course) instead, if that is ok with you.  :-[

Other alternatives would be After Burner II, Hang On or Cosmic Alien. I think Amidar is still the best choice because it's a really great game!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 23, 2012, 10:45:53 PM
 :spaceace:
just got of the phone with my customer/supplier and it seems there is another strip of 12 outlets waiting  for me  8)

not guarantied though...


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 23, 2012, 10:46:42 PM
Galaga is still running great (tested yesterday) and will most definitely be there.

Hope to tell you more about the outrun after this weekend..
Ah so those are yours too, how could I forget !!  :oops:



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 23, 2012, 10:47:28 PM
Since my effords to fix the Video Pinball in time for Eurocade will be fruitless again, I will bring Amidar (besides the fabolous ICB of course) instead, if that is ok with you.  :-[

Other alternatives would be After Burner II, Hang On or Cosmic Alien. I think Amidar is still the best choice because it's a really great game!

Too bad, but Amidar is a brilliant underrated game and most welcome !!!

Updated the list. So.....who is bringing the wonderful Omega Race again ??


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 23, 2012, 11:45:49 PM
Omega Race is from Liquidx...found it back in a pretty old PM ;)

Hope you can make it Liquid ? please fill out the form so I got your details, thanks !


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 24, 2012, 07:47:45 AM
Other alternatives would be After Burner II, Hang On or Cosmic Alien. I think Amidar is still the best choice because it's a really great game!

I agree 100%  Amidar is a great game (and i have fond memories of it so that helps alot too ofcourse!)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: liquidx on August 24, 2012, 10:11:14 AM
Omega Race is from Liquidx...found it back in a pretty old PM ;)

Hope you can make it Liquid ? please fill out the form so I got your details, thanks !


I'll know Tuesday. Work-related, may have to sit behind a computer all weekend.




Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 24, 2012, 09:20:42 PM
OK hope you can make it !!

Guys, next week we will have done already the most of the transformation from a rehearsel room to an "arcade" at the Eurocade location.

I will be sending out the e-mails with all required info to the people who registered this weekend.

I wanted to state that the preparations for Eurocade 2012 have been one amazing roller-coaster ride....

When I asked the guys of the Eurocade crew for EC2011 little did I know what a brilliant team they would make together.
A great team has different kind of people, with different talents but one common goal.

You would not believe the amount of e-mails I have seen going in and out my mailbox for so many things to arrange. It was almost like spam sometimes :) I also wondered at one point how we would have organized this _without_ e-mail.
You won't believe how much time is needed in the preparations.

Anyway, I want to thank Robin, Erik, Etienne, Pieter and Chris for their time, dedication, enthusiasm and passion to make Eurocade 2012 rock.

Most of it you will see once you get there. I find it incredible to think that I started the idea of Eurocade last year only and that I initially planned it in my back-yard, and if I look at how professionally we have managed it this year...it is amazing.

Robin & Erik, Robin our technical man, preparing f.i. the Galaxian hardware so that it is exactly what Aart wants and Erik being our CFO, keeping an eye on the money and doing general support. Big thanks !

This year we were lucky to find Chris willing to design a totally awesome logo for Eurocade and this in a period that he was doing the work for 2 man in his start-up business. He came up with the basic ideas and he was insanely patient with all the suggestions we gave back. Sometimes great things happened. At one point I noted we didn't have a web-adress on the logo, so we thought about a "general" logo without the year. I suggested it would be cool to have some Berzerk robots on the right side on the logo. Chris tried it but it didn't work out like I had imagined. Then he came up with the Space Invaders that were bombing the EU letters which we all found was a brilliant idea.
He did much more design work than this, but that you will see on sept. 1.

Etienne kept things running between him and Chris, taking care that everything will be printed on time, coming up with his ever brilliant McGyver ideas (f.i. for this years visitor passes) and of course the most insanely great piggy-bank/donation pot ever. Apart from this he arranged a lot of "hardware" and print stuff through his "relations".

Pieter did some magic arrangements like getting a free van with tail-gate lift and the sponsors for this year's edition. When I thought..."We can try but I don't see it happening", he succeeded ! He also did all the communications to press and TV (sometimes even in person...). Wether they will pick it up or not, we'll see, but at least he is daring to try !

The amazing thing is that everything goes in the best spirits and we never got into any argument about things. Or maybe, that isn't amazing at all  ;D

You guys all rock and I couldn't have wished for a better team for sure and wanted to already say "THANK YOU !!!!" and "LET'S GO" ! for next friday :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Superully on August 24, 2012, 09:29:10 PM
YOU GUYS ROCK!!! even before the show gets on the road, i'd like to thank each and everyone of you for making this possible - again! can't wait for the next weekend to come ...


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 25, 2012, 12:26:53 AM
Thanks Ull !!!

I just e-mailed all the info about Eurocade 2012 to everyone registered.

PLEASE if you are registered but did NOT receive the e-mail let me know ASAP so I can check things out.



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 25, 2012, 08:33:17 AM
Thanks for your words Andre, i could not have write it better

All i can add to it is that we (i think i can speak for all of us) did it with pleasure !

Game On !  :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Q*ris on August 25, 2012, 09:15:05 AM
+1 and the best is yet to come  ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Josephjo on August 26, 2012, 11:06:19 AM
Thanks for linking my interview with Aart into this thread and on the Eurocade 2012 page. Aart pointed me in the direction of you guys before the interview. I really enjoyed reading about the 2011 event, I was very impressed with what you put on so I felt it only right it got a mention in the interview.

This year looks like it will top last's years event - The Galaxian W.R. attempt was a stroke of genius - I hope it brings you a lot of positive publicity.

Have a blast all of you next weekend - it's a great looking list of Games already.

Finally Good luck (sm)Aarty pants with the W.R. attempt! I'll be checking in via the live stream for sure.

~Julian

England.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 26, 2012, 10:00:37 PM
Hi Julian !

Welcome here and thanks for mentioning Eurocade in the interview and your kind words ! :)
I was also very proud to read that Aart liked how well my Galaxian plays  ;D

Maybe you can write a piece about Eurocade 2012 ?  ;D

We did a little testing today and that was a good idea as we learned a couple of things that did and didn't work out as we hoped.
We will (have to) fix that before friday   :ghost:

At least we luckily had the CORRECT ROM set that Aart wants to play and also the one that he played at Fun Spot during his World Record.
It is also the "official" version that is set to 3 Galaxip and a bonus Galaxip at 7000 points.

We also tested the UPS (Uninterruptible Power Source) succesfully. It first had to charge the batteries but I tested it about half an hour ago. Pulling the plug didn't crash the game, tried it several times and it made the Galaxian run fine without mains power.

I tested how long it would last and let's say that it gives us a minute or 5 to replace any blown fuses in the electricity circuit, should that be the cause of any outage. We'd need a more powerful UPS if we want it to run longer than that (or maybe the batteries weren't entirely full yet) but the place is not that big and 5 minutes should be enough. The UPS starts beeping when mains fails, so we can't miss it for sure...

At least it gives it protection against surges and spikes and a short mains outage....I still wonder why about any WR attempt I have seen is done without one of these....esp. in the US where mains problems are much more often happening, then again you must be lucky enough to have access to one of these ;)

We also adjusted the fire button a tiny bit to make it perfect (or close to perfect).

Regarding the streaming we will have to find another solution than the tablet hanging on the grill of the speaker of the cab. The thing is that the stream sometimes seems to stop for no apparent reason. We of course cannot "reset" that while Aart is playing next saturday, so I think we will have to go back to the initial plan of a separate camera and a computer to do the streaming.

Here's a picture of today...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7125/7866524978_fe266856ab_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/level_42/7866524978/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/level_42/7866524978/) by Level_42 (http://www.flickr.com/people/level_42/), on Flickr

Looks pretty great.....who will beat who....man or machine..... ;D

We will be putting black foil to the windows (behind the curtains) so the place will be a lot darker than this and also dress up the area nicely...man those curtains are ugly !

I haven't met many World Champions (saw some on film though..........) and I must say Aart must be one of the kindest around  :spaceace:






Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on August 26, 2012, 10:31:55 PM
Man,  I love Aart´s hoodie, have to ask him next week where he got it.

But I´m happy that the tests today brought some new info, and it was great to watch it over ustream.

And I will take care of dark plastic sheets for the windows.



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 27, 2012, 08:04:01 AM
That UPS is only a 700 AFAIR..

I wanted to bring the 1500, but there was a problem with the battery check part, it randomly "alarms" that the batteries are bad, even after we replaced those with new ones, so thats not reliable..

And the other that we have in use now (APC 8000 XL) was a bit too heavy in weight (110KG without the extra battery pack  :o) to carry  ;D

(http://www.howardcomputers.com/images/digcon/JPG_400x300/CF5ACFD7-BEAE-41FF-8444-C8ED747F88F0.jpg)

That has a bit longer runtime...  last time i measured it could support 50 minutes with all 8 servers, 4 switches and SAN running..

Enough off topic, 5 minutes should be enough to cover "normal" trouble.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 27, 2012, 09:33:53 AM
Yep, the only thing we can solve ourselves in case of an outage is replacing the mains fuse. 5 minutes is plenty for that.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 27, 2012, 05:04:31 PM
Just had a look at the Eurocade 2011 thread. If I kept the list updated enough these are the differences:


Visitors 2011: 39 (subtracted those on the list but didn't show up)
Visitors 2012: 50 enlisted....:)

Videogames 2011: 31
Videogames 2012: 41   :)

Pinballs 2011: 5
Pinballs 2012: 3


All in all, a healthy growth without loosing the cosy atmosphere I'm sure !  :spaceace: :spaceace:

A HUGE thank you for all registering to come, traveling from all over Europe and bringing cabs.....you guys ROCK !!!


Yes...all that but alas:

(http://forums.arcade-museum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=119074&d=1346075829)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: polderarcade on August 27, 2012, 05:18:49 PM
Oke some good news from this site
Got my personal sponsor  I can take the van from work so transportation is easier for me.
Also got my own drivers license now (last year not yet)
So I don’t have to really on other people.
Question to the crew from witch time  is it possible to bring cabs on Friday?
I will try to bring them al, or at least the pins because they take some time to set up and makes stuff easier for me on Saturday


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 27, 2012, 05:24:22 PM
I think we will be there from around 9.00 ish.....we'll have some coffee ready and congrats to the Driver's License.....drive carefully  ;D ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on August 27, 2012, 07:35:04 PM
after all the good news here's some bad: The Outrun Mini won't be there..  :(

Tried my best but there is still a problem with the steering of the car (movement only to the left) and a new issue (broken steering wheel screw, only 2 left) came up... sorry about this but i'll bring enough other cabs for you guys to enjoy!  ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on August 28, 2012, 06:16:37 PM

A package from freakshirt arrived today with the Eurocade Shirts, they look stunning!

(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u471/Gyruss99/IMAG5441-1-1.jpg)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Laszo on August 28, 2012, 06:53:21 PM
He Guys,

Question I will bring a zacc. frogger, does anyone know if it is possible to put this cap on freeplay?

Thanks


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Belike on August 28, 2012, 06:58:22 PM
He Guys,

Question I will bring a zacc. frogger, does anyone know if it is possible to put this cap on freeplay?

Thanks
It is not possible, but Etienne can apply a nice hack to add credits easily.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 28, 2012, 07:26:49 PM
Yeah, great to have Frogger, esp. the lovely Zacc version :) Etienne is Zacc specialist and hack-in-a-credit-button-specialist :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 28, 2012, 07:32:01 PM
No problem, me and robin have installed alot of credit buttons last year  ;)

Zacc Frogger !  WOW !

Bela, don't we need to put it on its side and scan the sidearts ?  ::)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on August 28, 2012, 08:44:25 PM

A package from freakshirt arrived today with the Eurocade Shirts, they look stunning!

(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u471/Gyruss99/IMAG5441-1-1.jpg)

Woooooot!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 28, 2012, 08:57:07 PM
Indeed ! +100000  :spaceace:

PS, my supplier gave me today the extention cord with 12 outlets, and on top of thatone  2 others of 8 outlets !

So i think we have enough outlets...   8)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Belike on August 28, 2012, 09:59:22 PM

Bela, don't we need to put it on its side and scan the sidearts ?  ::)
Good idea, but that is a lot of time, we would rather play and have nice chats and keep the whole cab. ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 28, 2012, 10:06:56 PM
Thats true !

and he is a dutch member, so the cab is close  ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 28, 2012, 11:51:58 PM
Hey  can some of you guys have a look at the live stream please ? Testing now and I'd like to know what you guys see !

http://eurocade.eu/Eurocade/Galaxian_World_Record.html

And scroll all the way down !!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: scr33n on August 29, 2012, 12:08:12 AM
Works !!! Good quality.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on August 29, 2012, 12:17:54 AM
Pretty good quality, much better than last sunday. speed is good, sound is good, screen capture is good (whole screen). Only minor thing is the pretty thick blue-ish glow around the sprites.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 29, 2012, 12:18:24 AM
Great thanks !

Now all I need is a UMTS/3G dongel WITHOUT simlock !!

Stupid KPN dongle has SIMlock....anyone ?


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 29, 2012, 12:20:11 AM
Pretty good quality, much better than last sunday. speed is good, sound is good, screen capture is good (whole screen). Only minor thing is the pretty thick blue-ish glow around the sprites.

Thanks, this is my dad's webcam....el cheapo Logitech, 640x480 which I guess causes the gloweing sprites.

BUT at least I FINALLY have the whole picture and I am happy !!! Mounted the webcam inside the marquee area looking down the speaker hole ! :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on August 29, 2012, 12:26:00 AM
 :spaceace:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 29, 2012, 10:53:33 AM
Modem problem tackled  ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 29, 2012, 10:55:04 AM
You rock !!! :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 29, 2012, 01:16:58 PM
Sadly Liquidx can't make it this year because he has to work the entire weekend....so Colin and his Omega Race won't be here regretfully.

Hope to see you another time Colin !



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 29, 2012, 05:40:27 PM
Guys, can I drop in a Popeye board in a Mario Bros cab ?  If so I can take my MB cab and put Popeye in it...

Also....I don't think Hard Drivin' is going to make it....


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on August 29, 2012, 06:05:56 PM
don't think so, i searched for it on klov a while ago and you asked the same question there..   :D ;)

Isn't Popeye 4 way?


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 29, 2012, 06:47:57 PM
don't think so, i searched for it on klov a while ago and you asked the same question there..   :D ;)

Isn't Popeye 4 way?

Yeah....starting to remember..... Yes Popeye is 4 way, but I do already have a 4 way stick on the left position. However I'd have to wire up and down.
But I already found out that the biggest problem is that my cab is set up with the small flat-cable connectors, but the Popeye is edge connector.....

too bad...

Popeye ROCKS !


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 29, 2012, 07:33:07 PM
yes, since DK3 its edgeconnector..
so no it will not go in your cab..
Or.... your cab has a converter installed, but because its an old radarscope, i dont think it has that..


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 29, 2012, 07:57:07 PM
I have one of those adapter boards from Mark Spaeth. He said it was for the other way around, but since it's only electical leads, why wouldn't it work the other way ?

Could give it a try...


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on August 29, 2012, 08:53:24 PM
I have one of those adapter boards from Mark Spaeth. He said it was for the other way around, but since it's only electical leads, why wouldn't it work the other way ?

Could give it a try...

I have a populated Popeye CP, i could bring that... ::)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 29, 2012, 08:57:45 PM
Hou mean it has all those tiny connectors installed ?

If so that should work....we'd "only" need to wire the up and down from the joystick.....


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Superully on August 29, 2012, 11:27:42 PM
I have one of those adapter boards from Mark Spaeth. He said it was for the other way around, but since it's only electical leads, why wouldn't it work the other way ?

someone on klov asked the exact same question not to long ago and the answer was: yes, it works both ways!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 29, 2012, 11:29:17 PM
Aha see !!

I think we should be able to get it running at Friday, it's at least worth a try !


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: polderarcade on August 29, 2012, 11:31:40 PM
First cab already loaded on the trailer ;D

(http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i380/polderarcade/DSC03362.jpg)

Need some small things to do credit button and a bit of cleaning bud that can be done on the trailer
Tomorrow time to start disassembling the pins


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 30, 2012, 05:51:56 AM
Saturday it will be around 25 years later that it was the last time for me to be on a hangon deluxe..

Thanks Polder !  :spaceace:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: speleo_de on August 30, 2012, 09:00:58 AM
Hi All,

I fear, I won't get the SLAM II (4-Player Pong Table) working, that I intended to bring to EUROCADE.

We have two options instead:
1. Asteroids Cocktail - http://www.andysarcade.de/me_coll.html#Asteroids (http://www.andysarcade.de/me_coll.html#Asteroids)
2. Space Zap Table - http://www.andysarcade.de/me_coll.html#spacezap (http://www.andysarcade.de/me_coll.html#spacezap)

My suggestion is the Space Zap, as we have the Asterock already.

What do you think?


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 30, 2012, 09:28:29 AM
Yes, the Space Zap cocktail is brilliant !! With the huge buttons on both sides and the basic but very addictive gameplay this is a great fun cocktail for Eurocade ! :):)

I totally love your Asteroids cocktail but indeed it is nicer to have a different game added.

I know you will have to lift it from your basement.....very much appreciate your efforts !!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: DarthNuno on August 30, 2012, 09:48:05 AM
My suggestion is the Space Zap, as we have the Asterock already.

+1

 :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Superully on August 30, 2012, 09:48:21 AM
i vote space zap as well!!! :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Belike on August 30, 2012, 10:55:03 AM
+1 for Space Zap. ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: kid on August 30, 2012, 11:21:39 AM
I can't fix a sound problem on revolution x => I will bring a cocktail table (no man's land pcb )


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 30, 2012, 11:34:13 AM
I have broken my degauss connector while taking out the monitor, just like Bela's :

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/zaccraiders/checktime/4.jpg)

I did solder it back, lets hope it works again...



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Belike on August 30, 2012, 01:03:45 PM
See ya on friday/saturday! ;D :spaceace:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on August 30, 2012, 03:18:07 PM
See ya on friday/saturday! ;D :spaceace:

Have a safe trip.

Oh man, I'm really getting excited by now. Just a few more hours at work, then pack the car at home, go to bed early (oh yeah, sure  :D ;) ), and tomorrow ....... whole day at work building up the Eurocade location. And boy, it is going to be so beautiful!! Completely different then the first edition, you guys will be surprised.  :spaceace:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: DarthNuno on August 30, 2012, 03:34:11 PM
See ya on friday/saturday! ;D :spaceace:

Have a safe trip  8)

See ya there!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 30, 2012, 03:51:10 PM
See ya on friday/saturday! ;D :spaceace:

Have a safe trip.

Oh man, I'm really getting excited by now. Just a few more hours at work, then pack the car at home, go to bed early (oh yeah, sure  :D ;) ), and tomorrow ....... whole day at work building up the Eurocade location. And boy, it is going to be so beautiful!! Completely different then the first edition, you guys will be surprised.  :spaceace:

I agree 100% with all above  :D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 30, 2012, 04:02:29 PM
i vote space zap as well!!! :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:
Impossible ! Look at at all the wood grain, I mean, this is the woodgrainiest Machine I've ever seen !!  It is encapsulated in woodgrain ;D ;D ;D

It is awesome ....bit like Bishi Bashi in the late 70s....


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 30, 2012, 06:03:50 PM
I just got called by my favorite radio station www.nostalgie.eu and I'll be interviewed about Eurocade tomorrow morning EARLY around 7.00 AM !

You can only receive them in the air in the southern part of Holland (and Belgium of course) but you can of course receive them world wide on the web, just click here: www.eurocade.eu

On the top right there's a button to listen live....


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on August 30, 2012, 07:08:48 PM
I just got called by my favorite radio station www.nostalgie.eu and I'll be interviewed about Eurocade tomorrow morning EARLY around 7.00 AM !

You can only receive them in the air in the southern part of Holland (and Belgium of course) but you can of course receive them world wide on the web, just click here: www.eurocade.eu

On the top right there's a button to listen live....


Awesome!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 30, 2012, 08:21:11 PM
I just got called by my favorite radio station www.nostalgie.eu and I'll be interviewed about Eurocade tomorrow morning EARLY around 7.00 AM !

You can only receive them in the air in the southern part of Holland (and Belgium of course) but you can of course receive them world wide on the web, just click here: www.eurocade.eu

On the top right there's a button to listen live....


Awesome!

Indeed !
Record it please !


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on August 30, 2012, 08:42:46 PM

On the top right there's a button to listen live....


Don´t see it.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 30, 2012, 08:51:49 PM
RATS !!!!

Wrong link of course...sorry....should be www.nostalgie.eu of course....


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on August 30, 2012, 09:10:58 PM
Please record it!!!! :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on August 30, 2012, 09:19:18 PM
RATS !!!!

Wrong link of course...sorry....should be www.nostalgie.eu of course....

Thanks, I´m going to listen and then drive of to ....


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: polderarcade on August 30, 2012, 10:12:03 PM
Some last minute work done on hang-on put a credit button on it.
Will bring the hang-on fur sure it’s not that big easy to cover whit plastic.

Next two games ready to be loaded for tomorrow
Badlands and gold wings

(http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i380/polderarcade/DSC03366.jpg)

Now the next problem I am not 100% sure if I can load everything, the way back I want to do in one run.
Whit the weather conditions don’t want to put a big cab on the trailer(hard to cover whit plastic)

What do you guy’s prefer German vindicaters or jungle lord pin if I neat to chose

(http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i380/polderarcade/DSC03370.jpg)

(http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i380/polderarcade/DSC03369.jpg)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Robinholland on August 30, 2012, 10:28:30 PM
Spy Hunter is ready  8)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on August 30, 2012, 10:30:31 PM
vindicaters!  :D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on August 30, 2012, 10:47:44 PM
vindicaters!  :D

+1


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 30, 2012, 10:50:19 PM
+2


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 31, 2012, 06:47:17 AM
I just got called by my favorite radio station www.nostalgie.eu and I'll be interviewed about Eurocade tomorrow morning EARLY around 7.00 AM !

You can only receive them in the air in the southern part of Holland (and Belgium of course) but you can of course receive them world wide on the web, just click here: www.eurocade.eu

On the top right there's a button to listen live....


Awesome!

Indeed !
Record it please !

I am ready  ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on August 31, 2012, 06:52:58 AM
lol, me 2 but i'm using cool edit pro...  ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 31, 2012, 07:07:03 AM
Pfffff.....nothing for me to perform on Radio....I recorded it too guys :)



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on August 31, 2012, 07:07:47 AM
Great Job Andre, you've a nice radio voice!!

I'm uploading the file right now..


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: gyruss on August 31, 2012, 07:20:55 AM
Level42 on Nostalgie Radio talking about Eurocade2012:

EurocadeopNostalgie.mp3 - 7.7 Mb (http://www2.zshare.ma/hti5ag4telb1)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 31, 2012, 07:21:29 AM
Great Job Andre, you've a nice radio voice!!

Heh-heh, thanks...I was pretty nervous though....and this while I used to DJ on a pirate radio station back in the 80s  ;D ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Luigi on August 31, 2012, 08:00:06 AM
Damn, I'm sooo sad that I cannot be there with you all  :'( F*CK


Have a lot of fun there!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on August 31, 2012, 08:19:52 AM
Great interview André.

@Luigi, I´m really very sad that you will not be there. But do yourself a favour, play the stars from the sky at the wedding and block your agenda for next year, and the years after that.  ;D You just have to be there next time.

So, now I will jump in my car and go to where all the fun is this weekend.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 31, 2012, 08:22:34 AM
Damn, I'm sooo sad that I cannot be there with you all  :'( F*CK


Have a lot of fun there!!
Likewise we are SO gonna miss you here !!!

For the future....keep agendas free around the start of september !!!     ;D ;D

 


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: bencao74 on August 31, 2012, 11:23:37 AM
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152069368645942&set=a.411314160941.197935.707190941&type=1&theater


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 31, 2012, 11:36:03 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8456/7899227716_fa3928e0fe_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/level_42/7899227716/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/level_42/7899227716/) by Level_42 (http://www.flickr.com/people/level_42/), on Flickr


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Q*ris on August 31, 2012, 11:39:27 AM
spoiler alert!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on August 31, 2012, 11:40:13 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/394402_102470139905786_754663787_n.jpg)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Luigi on August 31, 2012, 12:04:54 PM
Bwaaah....this makes my pain even worse...I'll ignore this thread for the next two days  :-[


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on August 31, 2012, 03:08:21 PM
Yeeehah! Will leave here in 20 minutes. Cabs are already prepared but have to be loaded in the trailer. Watch out fellows, the Cavemans are coming!!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Q*ris on August 31, 2012, 04:06:22 PM
Just double checked the SI and everything is working fine!
Ully will arrive later tonight and tomorrow morning it's cab loading party!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on August 31, 2012, 04:33:50 PM
The van is loaded, driving in the next couple of hours :spaceace:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: baritonomarchetto on August 31, 2012, 05:23:18 PM
Guys, fell free to post some pic DURING the event: we are A LOT waiting for "some piece" of Eurocade 2012!!!  :-*


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Tup on August 31, 2012, 06:12:05 PM
Dear all,
I just got a phonecall that blew my last hope. As I wrote to André in a private message a couple of days ago, I had trouble with the company I rented a van from and had to find a last minute replacement. Up until now I was hopeful that I would be able to pull it off. Unfortunately I have not been able too. The call I just recived was from my "dear" brother-in-law who decided that he didn't want to lend his car to me so now I am out of options. I feel terrible as I have let all of you and especially the organisers of Eurocade down. This was not the way I had visioned tomorrow at all as I have been looking forward to participating with my DK Jr. since the first day I read the anouncement. I will still be attending Eurocade (if you guys will still have me that is  :oops: ) as I am still very excited about meeting all of you guys.
Till tomorrow,
Tup (Alexander)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: polderarcade on August 31, 2012, 06:19:49 PM
Al loaded, good news everything fits sort of ;D
See you guys later

(http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i380/polderarcade/DSC03372.jpg)

(http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i380/polderarcade/DSC03373.jpg)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on August 31, 2012, 06:25:57 PM
@tup, please don't have a stomach ache about this. Sure, we were a bit chocked, but also glad to read that you still will come. And don't be afraid, we will figure something out with the game.
However, do us a favour, kick your brother-in-law in the but.  :-)

See you tomorrow.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: DarthNuno on August 31, 2012, 07:11:12 PM
After a tetris game, played with 'full size cabinets' ( :oops:), I've just 'extracted' the Pleiads from the warehouse v1 Nuno's V1 game room  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pleiads/pleiads.jpg)

Next step, loading it in the car, and find back the official DLF/ALS flag...  :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Q*ris on August 31, 2012, 08:27:39 PM
Meanwhile somewhere in Belgium: the cabs +++ are patiently waiting in the hallway...
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/eurocade_2012/L1190967.jpg)
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/eurocade_2012/L1190970.jpg)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Laszo on August 31, 2012, 08:28:55 PM
Frogger has been loaded in the car  :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: atarimania on August 31, 2012, 08:43:27 PM
Cab in the car!!!

I thought that I would be able to add a monitor but it's IMPOSSIBLE!!!

Departure tomorrow morning at 6am!!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Reboot on August 31, 2012, 09:32:20 PM
Have a lot of fun you guys and may the worldrecord be shattered!  :D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: joeks on August 31, 2012, 10:08:01 PM
Can't wait for tomorrow guys! :) See you there.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Robinholland on September 01, 2012, 12:53:19 AM
I see a very nice space chaser marquee  :)

Meanwhile somewhere in Belgium: the cabs +++ are patiently waiting in the hallway...
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/eurocade_2012/L1190967.jpg)
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/eurocade_2012/L1190970.jpg)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on September 01, 2012, 01:15:10 AM
Just came back from the Eurocade location and just in bed....

It was a long day of hard work....the Eurocade crew plus my helper Robbert from the marching and really worked their *ss off to make the location look like a real arcade.

It looks totally awesome IMHO and the number and range of games is already INCREDIBLE.

Luckily this year none of my toes got hurt. The only narrow escape was when I was walking backwards with the Berzerk on my hand truck ( my last cab to move....) and didnt see a tyre that we had removed from the van, I fell over backwards and without Robin and Pieter quickly catching the Berzerk for me I probably would have been the third Berzerk victim......

Vernimark and Béla and Zita, PRC and Bencao already arrived, Polderarcade and friend already brought their games...

Nighty night, have a safe trip and see you all tomorrow for an AWESOME arcade day.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on September 01, 2012, 02:31:50 AM
Just got into my bed after having a few beers with punkrockcaveman and bencao74 in the hotel bar. I am  looking forward to tomorrow, and The Eurocade location is really looking awwsome already. We will pack in 15 or so more games in in tomorrow and we will have the best weekend of the year.

Guys, we will see you all tomrrow and please drive carefully.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Hi on September 01, 2012, 05:42:33 AM
Almost ready to go I'll see you very soon  :arrow:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: DarthNuno on September 01, 2012, 06:20:10 AM
3..2..1.. IGNITION!

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 01, 2012, 08:05:24 AM
http://youtu.be/V3Jhwxtmyk8

Little videoimpression form yesterday ;)

Will drive in a few minutes


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Bomjac on September 01, 2012, 08:32:20 AM
Currently in the hotel - approached a few random groups last night who looked at me as if I had 2 heads when I started asking about Eurocade to no avail.  Really looking forward to this today.

Basically, I do not have the address for the event, so in just in case I do not meet anyone at breakfast, would one of you be kind enough to PM me the location.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Love on September 01, 2012, 09:58:09 AM
I wish I could be there too as I am 1.000.000% sure it's gonna be awesome! ENJOY everyone!  :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: kroustibat on September 01, 2012, 12:22:04 PM
http://youtu.be/V3Jhwxtmyk8

Little videoimpression form yesterday ;)

Will drive in a few minutes

look totaly awesome !


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Capt. Kirk on September 01, 2012, 04:54:41 PM
Hi Guys. Wish you all a great weekend and some great Highscores.



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Arch on September 01, 2012, 08:53:45 PM
Hope you guys are having a good time! Enjoy!   :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: DarthNuno on September 02, 2012, 12:24:58 AM
Back from the party, and live from the hotel : As expected, it was a great meeting and ZzZzZzZz... (sleep mode = on)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: joeks on September 02, 2012, 12:27:01 AM
Back home safe and sound. Thanks for the great day guys, it was awesome!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Laszo on September 02, 2012, 12:34:56 AM
In my bed with the ipad :) Thanks everybody for the great day, special thanks to all who worked hard to make it possible. Sweet dreams


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Tup on September 02, 2012, 12:42:24 AM
What a great and fun day it has been. It was great meeting you guys! And a BIG thanks to the people who made all this possible! Wonderful job!!!!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Q*ris on September 02, 2012, 01:10:04 AM
Back home too. Thank you Ully for driving while I was sipping my Leffe.
My ears are still beeping and bleeping...
I had a blast, maximum space ace to the team and everybody who made this incredible event a success!!
... and no, I'm not selling the Juno First. ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on September 02, 2012, 02:01:29 AM
Thanks guys for the nice comments so far. It was great meeting you all, a few for the first time but most of you for the second time or so. And amongst you were quite some good friends, at least I like to think so.

I had a blast today, everything went smooth, the weather was great, the armosphere was very special and the games were fun to play. And you guys rocked. The high score contest on Donkey Kong, delivered a winner, who already collected his price. More info about the results of the contest will soon follow.

There was only one disappointment, when getting back to the hotel at 1.15 am a few of us discovered that the hotelbar was already closed! Bummer.

I wish all of you who are still driving (Muerto), or who will drive back home tomorrow, a safe journey and I hope that we will meet again soon.



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on September 02, 2012, 06:45:41 AM
Well, decided to pull a "EC11" and drove all the way back, my phone id blocked due to overdraft, because my carrier sucks, so writing this on my labtop in the livingroom, before moving upstairs for a couple of hours of sleep - but this cant ruin anything atm!!!!  :)

Thanks to the EC crew for making this event even better than last year! ... .. . Nighty night!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on September 02, 2012, 09:52:23 AM
Just a very short note:


THANKS TO ALL !!!!!!!

Off to the clubhouse for the "dull" part of Eurocade ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 02, 2012, 09:55:20 AM
It was super IMHO!

nice to meet some people from EC11, and ofcourse the people that where here for the first time

I was home around 0:45 and there is a crazy kong in my livingroom now..

Lets see what the wife will say  ;D

Anyway, had a good sleep, and i want to thank everybody for making EC12 for what it was.

not only the crew, but also the visitors, they brought all the great games that where there !

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

ps. glad your are safe home muerto !


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: joeks on September 02, 2012, 10:25:06 AM
Quote from: Etienne
ps. glad your are safe home muerto !

Yeah, and that after all those ice cold beers!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Arcadegek on September 02, 2012, 10:52:40 AM
Eurocade 2012 Did we enjoyed it?

(http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-DOORCDD6.jpg)

Yess we did!!

Thanks to everyone!

Regards from ZeeuwsVlaanderen


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: atarimania on September 02, 2012, 04:07:05 PM
Back home.

Thanks a lot to all the Eurocade Crew (with special thanks to Andre), the convention was even better than the 2011 Edition!!!!!!!!!

ChrisChris-> You're righ, Juno First is really a great game, keeo it  :) :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: PacWhiz on September 02, 2012, 04:33:16 PM
Super, Super Event (evenement)!!  Hey, you guys should do this every year!  :P

Was great seeing familiar faces again, and meeting some new ones... gonna have to check the list of names and forum usernames again for the who's who of Eurocade  ::)

Thankyou for bringing all your games and thanks to Everyone for (re)creating an amazing Arcade Atmosphere in Ridderkerk!!!  My Brother Quent, my Mom, and Bas also had a great time and a lot of fun, and we really appreciate you letting them join in on this cool experience!

Darnit i forgot to try a few game of Moon Patrol and Berzerk, but at least i got to play Ice Cold Beer for the first time... I wanted to play Mad Planets, which i played in 2008 in Philadelphia, very very cool machine, but it was not switched on...?

And what a simply awesome Eurocade Crew, all the Guys and Girls are!
André + Crew, I really appreciate the invitation, and the opportunity to try to break my current record on your Galaxian machine... it played great once again, it was perfect, but unfortunately i was not ;)
And Thank You Guys once again for the incredible Picture Frame you presented me after my record attempt!!
I was really surprised, flabbergasted  :shock: and very honoured by it, it looks awesome and i was amazed how you got the score in there so quickly lol.  I don't know where to hang it yet, because it's gonna look good everywhere :) 

THANKS!  ;D
~Aart


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Psykick on September 02, 2012, 04:35:04 PM
Wow, what a great event again! And indeed better then the year before, apart from the lousy Chinese food, that seemed to be the same or even worse hahaha!

Anyway a big thanks and congratulations to Andre and his league of extraordinary men for pulling this off again and even better!

Thnx for everyone, especially Robin for helping me out with all the boards I had brought, sorting them and taking some home for repair and further investigation.
Thnx to Bencao for bringing all his incredible stuff for an incredible great deal, those SLG's are going to come in sooo handy at our Arcade!

Thnx to Bruno for making me feel like a kindergarten gamer on Galaga! Next year I'm gonna eat your score for breakfast  :twisted: I'm already in training as we speak  :spaceace:

Thnx to Michael for demotivating us to ever play Ice Cold Beer again, or maybe to get one and practice the hell out of it, if we can get our hands on one of course!! I sooo badly want this machine!!

Last to everyone who brought their wonderful cabs to the event (Space Zap is high on my list!)

Too bad that Pacwhiz didn't break his record, but that doesn't make him a lesser hero to me, what an Arcadegod this man is! Not to mention his skills on Pacman, he makes everything look soo easy!

Untill the next!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Hi on September 02, 2012, 05:50:46 PM
Also back, thank you all.

(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/8yes_dsc_0066.jpg)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on September 02, 2012, 05:55:23 PM
Evening everyone, again huge thanks to the organizers for throving the party of the year!

Games wanted after EC12:

Warlords: that was Übercool!! And soooo beautiful!!
(http://www.arcade-museum.com/images/118/1181242185221.jpg)

Space Zap: comepletely addictive, and youre garenteed a cramp when your game is over!!!! ;D
(http://www.arcade-museum.com/images/118/1181242171190.jpg)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 02, 2012, 06:05:51 PM
And Thank You Guys once again for the incredible Picture Frame you presented me after my record attempt!!
I was really surprised, flabbergasted  :shock: and very honoured by it, it looks awesome and i was amazed how you got the score in there so quickly lol.  I don't know where to hang it yet, because it's gonna look good everywhere :)  

You are very welcome Aart !

I think you really deserve this piece.

For the people that was not there to see it live, here a lowres image of what i have send off to the printers and framed it for Aart:

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/eurocade/2012/Oorkonde_Aart_websize.jpg)

I have made the vector of this galaxian bezel, and i contacted my friend bas from Laforma (http://www.laforma.nl) if he could "create" a monitor in the file and some positioning of the items i gave to him.
(text, picture, arcade font, scanlines for over the monitor part and some buttons)

It came out really nice and after his attempt i combined the numbers that i had separate, and i could paste the score in there.

It was my pleasure to make this possible Aart, and again, you totally deserve it.

Maybe not the world record, but still an amazing accomplishment.

What an awesome gameplay ! just wonderfull !

Congratiolations on your score Aart !

(ofcourse i speak for all the Eurocade crew !!! )


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Superully on September 02, 2012, 06:44:15 PM
just arrived home from eurocade - after travelling 1490 kilometers and almost being killed by that gamecube demopod during unloading...  :P

thx for a fabulous event, guys, perfectly organized and an awesome setup - even better than last year! unfortunately, the mad planets i had brought must have developed an issue during transport (we had to load and unload it three times before setting it up on location which obviously didn't do good to the game). i think there were two winners (gamewise) judging from the games getting played at this year's eurocade: ice cold beer (which fortunately i'm not such a huuuge fan than the rest of you guys) and space zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzap: that game really rockzzzzzzzzzzzzzz and i definitely need to have one, but wait a minute ... ;) 8)

thx again to everyone who made the event possible (again), i wouldn't wanna organize something like that!

and last but not least thx to chris for his hospitality and for being my wingman from belgium to the netherlands and back again. i really enjoy talking to you and moving stuff around in your gameroom! ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on September 02, 2012, 06:48:50 PM
and last but not least thx to chris for his hospitality and for being my wingman from belgium to the netherlands and back again. i really enjoy talking to you and moving stuff around in your gameroom! ;D

Fixed that last sentence for you :D (no bad blood Chris  ;) ) :

and last but not least thx to chris for his hospitality and for being my wingman from belgium to the netherlands and back again. i really enjoy talking to you and moving stuff around in your warehouse ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on September 02, 2012, 07:00:25 PM
Like a captain that leaves the ship as the last man, I just returned home about an hour ago. ;D

Feeling like ready to be picked up with the trash, buy very very happy with Eurocade 2012.

More later.....


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Superully on September 02, 2012, 07:38:45 PM
(http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-DOORCDD6.jpg)

cool picture!!! would it be possible to upload those groupshots you took somewhere (there are more than just the one pictured) for us to download in hi-res? would be awesome!!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on September 02, 2012, 08:06:28 PM
Yes I definitly would like to receive the original size files ! Great pic !


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Q*ris on September 02, 2012, 08:13:27 PM
My warehouse is now hungry for a spacezzzap and a warlords too!
I just whish they made a 4players version of the warlords WITH the cool reflected background.
Etienne, could you do a mini version for next year?  ::) just let the idea grow in you  ;)

Also, who made the pac cupcakes?
I'm drooling just by taping their name here.
I'm hooked!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 02, 2012, 08:20:32 PM
When i see that picture, and i know we had one last year, i think we need to make a wall like this somewhere  ;)

(http://shorefire.com/blog/uploaded_images/wall-of-fame-788780.jpg)

Every year can be printed and framed.

Lets create a year by year collection of Eurocade Groupfoto's  ::)

You get the idea i think

(http://showcase.netins.net/web/evonline/walloffamephoto.jpg)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Hi on September 02, 2012, 08:42:19 PM
My warehouse is now hungry for a spacezzzap and a warlords too!
I just whish they made a 4players version of the warlords WITH the cool reflected background.
Etienne, could you do a mini version for next year?  ::) just let the idea grow in you  ;)


no reflected background on the cocktail version


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on September 02, 2012, 09:00:20 PM
Maybe there's still some room between all the marching band history pictures on the wall in the bar ;)

Chris: the cupcakes were curtesy of my good friend Saskia.

Very nice of her to do this spontaneously, big x from me for that and....she also lent us her tri-pod for the videoing of Aart's WR attempt.

If you like her cupcakes, you should see her serious work.

She made this for my sons' best friend Niels (you've seen him around at Eurocade) birthday:
(http://taartvansas.nl/data/storage/attachments/5691551ca9753b55b63f5ab7ebdc57cb.jpg)

or this

(http://taartvansas.nl/data/storage/attachments/a646507a49204c020dae1fcafe5b4cc7.jpg)

or this

(http://taartvansas.nl/data/storage/attachments/c1757a77f5364a2d58ddfc5de81188dc.jpg)

or maybe even this........NSFW ;)

(http://taartvansas.nl/data/storage/attachments/fb6d26c73d88f80460dedd95ace84406.jpg)

Here is her website for even much more pictures and for ordering Chris ;);)

www.taartvansas.nl

Taart van Sas = Pie(or is it cake?) by Sas

I've been playing with the idea to ask her to do an arcade cabinet cake.....maybe next year ?


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Bomjac on September 02, 2012, 09:07:59 PM
Literally just got home 2 minutes ago.  I would like to say a huge thank you to all of those involved with putting the event on this year.  It was an honour and a privilege to be there amongst so many cool cabs and people.  And a special thanks to Andre for giving me the chance to play one of my favourite games (Star Wars) for the first time in almost 20 years.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on September 02, 2012, 09:17:16 PM
Literally just got home 2 minutes ago.  I would like to say a huge thank you to all of those involved with putting the event on this year.  It was an honour and a privilege to be there amongst so many cool cabs and people.  And a special thanks to Andre for giving me the chance to play one of my favourite games (Star Wars) for the first time in almost 20 years.
That's what this is all about Bomjac !! It is great to see other people enjoy the machines I (we) worked so hard on :)

Pleased to meet you and you beat my hi score (luckily not too much) on the SW so I have a new goal ! :):)

Also, thank you very much for helping me to get a new tweeter for my beloved B&W speakers and a spare one as insurance for the future :):)

Sorry, I missed you when you left or when we left sorry I couldn't say goodbye, thanks for being the first Scot at Eurocade and I really hope you will spread the word in the UK, too few of the guys there make the short and cheap trip here.......cheers !


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Q*ris on September 02, 2012, 10:09:21 PM
My warehouse is now hungry for a spacezzzap and a warlords too!
I just whish they made a 4players version of the warlords WITH the cool reflected background.
Etienne, could you do a mini version for next year?  ::) just let the idea grow in you  ;)


no reflected background on the cocktail version
I know, that's why I suggesting Etienne to custom (mini) build it  ;)
Thanks Andre for the info, the castle is amazing, what a cool birthday for your son!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on September 02, 2012, 10:11:49 PM
OK.....my official "end of Eurocade 2012" posting:

After Ec2011 I was a bit unsure. Yes, everybody had a great time at 2011's edition, but would people be willing to travel hundreds, sometimes thousands of km's across Europe again after only 1 year.

Obviously, and clearly, there was no need for that uncertainty ! :)

By far the majority of visitors of Ec2011 were here again, and most of them who weren't simply couldn't make it for serious reasons or playing in a band at a friend's wedding.... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Apart from that, people started bringing friends and family, which is great ! And of course there were the "new" visitors that we could welcome !

Anyway, a HUGE  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: to all of you, bringing cabinets, traveling from as close as 200 meters (Robin ! ;) ) and as far as Hungary, Italy, Scotland and Denmark ! You guys are all crazy and you guys are all GREAT !

Without you guys Eurocade would be nothing of course ! :)

Then there are the sponsors. For the first time we looked for sponsors and we were both a bit amazed but also very happy to find some companies in this hobby/business prepared to support us !

www.freakshirt.nl
www.arcadeshop.de
www.arcadeforge.de
www.arcadefixit.com
www.beeldengeluid.nl

 :spaceace: to you and please support these companies and don't forget to mention Eurocade ;)

Then the "bar crew", Robbert, Ria, Yolanda and Wilma, without them, no drinks, no food....but also, no cleaned up kitchen and toilets after Eurocade. Also everyone who brought drinks etc. : :spaceace:

Next...the Eurocade team:

Robin, thanks for helping "all round"....dragging cabs, getting Galaxian board perfect for Aart and getting the Spy Hunter ready !
Pieter, thanks for all the P&R, finding sponsors and all the amazing other stuff you managed !
Etienne, thanks for the Pong, getting the incredible banner printed (is is really big enough ? ;)), doing the badges, taking care of the videoclips, sound, streaming, gazillian power strips etc. etc. etc. too much to mention !
Erik, thanks for your general support from A to Z, dragging cabs, vacuum cleaning, and hanging curtains, you're an asset to every household ;) And of course for financially managing Eurocade.
Chris: thanks for all your hard work on the Eurocade logo and artwork, it worked out GREAT !

Again, without an incredible team like this, Eurocade would NEVER be possible.

It was an honor of being the host again this year and I think, if people would like, we may be doing it again in 2013...........or 2014 ? ;D




Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Superully on September 02, 2012, 10:41:16 PM
we may be doing it again in 2013...........or 2014 ? ;D

let me correct that for you: we WILL be doing it again in 2013 ... AND 2014 ;D :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on September 02, 2012, 10:53:45 PM
Good !!!... :)

I must say I was able to enjoy Ec2012 even more than '11. It was less hectic and I had a bit more time to actually play some games and chat with people, even though I always feel like missing chatting with a number of people...it's hard to manage that ;)

ONE MORE THING !!!!!!!  :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

I ALMOST forgot to thank Aart van Vliet for his INCREDIBLE attempt at breaking his own Galaxian World Record !!!

Aart, you are an incredibly nice guy and it was a complete honor to have you do the attempt at Eurocade 2012 !!!
Even though you were not in top-shape physically you managed to pull of an incredible game, only short of about 200k points of reaching your WR.
It was an honor you played on my machine, and a pleasure to set- up everything as good as possible for you, even though I suck at games I know how important "small" things like the response of a button can be. It was quite funny that we both agreed about the response of the fire button before we adjusted it a bit during the practice and test session. I hope you didn't miss too many "doubles" and if so we can work even further on it for your next try.

When handing over the "bezel" you mentioned "....or sooner" when I asked if you would want to give it another try next year.....well, I'd be happy to arrange everything to give it another try. The machine is still here, Robin's PCB also proved itself totally reliable and we now know how to set-up the cameras :) You just say when ! :)

 :spaceace:

I just powered on all my games and discovered a nice new Hi score on my Centipede of "only" 250.000 points by a certain "AVV"....mmmmm, who might that be ?? ;)

Luckily, my Berzerk hi-score is still on the top of the list ;)

Can you believe I actually played a game of Centipede AND a game of Lunar Lander ?  I just HAD to ;)

One of the fun things of Eurocade is that I mix up all the games when I put them back in my gameroom.....this is good to give certain games a bit more "attention" again :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Q*ris on September 02, 2012, 11:31:48 PM
A quick (and dark) tour of the Eurocade 201.2 gameroom:
http://youtu.be/6sx2Q424Als (http://youtu.be/6sx2Q424Als)
(yes I got a bit excited when I passed my Space Invaders, sorry about the sudden and useless rotation there  ;)).


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on September 02, 2012, 11:34:17 PM
Not sure if you guys are interested but we consumed 126 kWh during Ec'12, that's 5 kWh more than '11 so just a small difference. It's only about 25 Euro on the budget ;)

First calculations show we will be making a small plus this year, as promissed this will be invested in Eurocade 2013 ! :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on September 03, 2012, 09:14:51 AM
The yummie cup-cakes !!!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/304899_461050823927620_1766706980_n.jpg)

Akabei (Blinkey) tasted sweet !  ;D

Thanks Sas !!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on September 03, 2012, 09:33:31 AM
There is one more person I would like to thank specifically and that is Bruno (DarthNuno) !!!

Without the wonderful DLF/ALS forum there never would have been a Eurocade !!!! The spirit of this forum can be found at Eurocade "live", a lot of friendship, and everyone sharing a passion for those crazy old wooden boxes with ancient electronics that still manage to put some magic in our lives ! :)

Thanks for hosting all the latests news about Eurocade in our own section  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: !!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: vernimark on September 03, 2012, 11:45:01 AM
Dear friends, thank you for the party. I hope to see you soon.
Now my wishing list is longer (!!) starting from Space Zap (I agree, really addictive)
Anyway I have a new job, probably I can work with F1 GP crew, I could change my wheel in few seconds :D
thank you Level42 for the "early morning support" haha

vernimark


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on September 03, 2012, 11:54:36 AM
I also want to say thanx for a brilliant day!! Meeting all this crazy people and playing those old games, nobody is interested in anymore is priceless and Eurocade is and will be one fixed date in my agenda.

I will post my road trip report in a few days ... It's quite busy right now ... stay tuned ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Luigi on September 03, 2012, 03:00:43 PM
Told the missus that the first weekend of September 2013 is blocked....and 2014, 2015.... :D



Hope you all had a blasssssssst!!


Dirk, we have to pull that Space Zap out of the container and get it running ;)



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Capt. Kirk on September 03, 2012, 03:12:52 PM
Which one?
The small Cabaret-Cab or one of the two Uprights  ;) 8)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on September 03, 2012, 03:15:34 PM
 :o :o :o set up the upright for me ... please. The spare one you can wrap up and put in reach. I would gladly pick that up next time I'm around  ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Luigi on September 03, 2012, 03:37:24 PM
:o :o :o set up the upright for me ... please. The spare one you can wrap up and put in reach. I would gladly pick that up next time I'm around  ;D


Da kann man mal drüber schwätzen, wenn wir eventuell irgendwann nach Bremerhaven müssen, um Cabs aus USA abzuholen :D ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on September 03, 2012, 03:48:32 PM
 ;D in that case you have to drop by in the cave anyway ...


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on September 03, 2012, 09:42:22 PM
Which one?
The small Cabaret-Cab or one of the two Uprights  ;) 8)

Must resist asking if one is for sale....  No.... No... Damn, have you got an UR for sale?


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on September 03, 2012, 09:44:34 PM
Which one?
The small Cabaret-Cab or one of the two Uprights  ;) 8)
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on September 03, 2012, 10:00:50 PM
Which one?
The small Cabaret-Cab or one of the two Uprights  ;) 8)

Must resist asking if one is for sale....  No.... No... Damn, have you got an UR for sale?

Get in line, Michael ;) I asked first ... I hope the upright will give me an even stronger headache when losing a life. I was literally flashed by the end-sequence.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on September 03, 2012, 10:22:18 PM
LOL.

No-one liked my Lunar Lander, everybody loved the Spaze Zap....boohoo.....

I mean, a mindless game of reaction compared to a game where you have to use your brains...t-t-t-t ;) ;) ;)

Seriously: I love the Space Zap, and to be totally honest, when Andreas mailed me he had to bring that instead of the 4 player Slam table I already thought this might even be more popular.

My next goal for Eurocade 2013: A Bishi Bashi. If you liked the Space Zap you will LOVE Bishi Bashi. But it's a humongous cabinet...probably not realistic to get it here....but we can dream of course :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on September 03, 2012, 10:48:10 PM
Something else.....did anyone notice that NONE of the vector games (LL, SD, Asterock and SW) showed any problems during Eurocade ? Esp. the SW got a lot of play I think...
It shows the operators were big whiners BITD.....vectors are reliable, you just have to MAKE them reliable ;) ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: vernimark on September 03, 2012, 11:57:58 PM
.....vectors are reliable, you just have to MAKE them reliable ;) ;)

I agree.
Anyway I WANT ANOTHER VECTOR GAME ASAP !!!!



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Love on September 04, 2012, 12:06:22 AM
.....vectors are reliable, you just have to MAKE them reliable ;) ;)

I agree.
Anyway I WANT ANOTHER VECTOR GAME ASAP !!!!



Buy my SPACE FURY!!!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: vernimark on September 04, 2012, 12:57:45 AM
we can talk about that


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 04, 2012, 08:43:27 AM
Love your new avatar marco  ;) ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Q*ris on September 04, 2012, 09:17:27 AM
Love your new avatar marco  ;) ;D
+1
+ Love the new nickname Etienne  ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: vernimark on September 04, 2012, 10:31:08 AM
+1
+ Love the new nickname Etienne  ;)

+1


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on September 04, 2012, 11:16:24 AM
Love your new avatar marco  ;) ;D
+1
+ Love the new nickname Etienne  ;)

Not when you have to type it in, too long and too complicated. I would have just went for MacGyver. But hey, just my two cents.  :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Luigi on September 04, 2012, 11:22:50 AM
Come on guys...more pics!!! :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 04, 2012, 11:29:55 AM
Love your new avatar marco  ;) ;D
+1
+ Love the new nickname Etienne  ;)

Not when you have to type it in, too long and too complicated. I would have just went for MacGyver. But hey, just my two cents.  :)

Thats part two of the namechange  ;)
Let people first get a bit familiar with the new name, and then i can remove the first..


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on September 04, 2012, 12:20:43 PM
Being part of the crew I'm probably the worst guy to take pictures but every now and then I think about it and take one....so these are pretty random and disorganized shots, but I wanted to share them anyway :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/level_42/sets/72157631400467986/


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: joeks on September 04, 2012, 12:53:13 PM
I played quite a lot on your Asterock Andre, no issues whatsoever.. Very nice and challenging game.
It's cool how your bullets actually look like flares due to the vector technology I guess.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 04, 2012, 12:58:20 PM
Great pics Andre !

I see a new avatar for Bela  ;D

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8298/7928785420_8ce597f916_c.jpg)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Josephjo on September 04, 2012, 05:47:18 PM
Being part of the crew I'm probably the worst guy to take pictures but every now and then I think about it and take one....so these are pretty random and disorganized shots, but I wanted to share them anyway :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/level_42/sets/72157631400467986/

Great pictures Andre - all the cabs look well loved and in tip top condition. Never seen a Space Zap cocktail before - those buttons are Huge!

I liked what you did with the Galaxian highscore graph I drew 8). I still believe Aart will beat his current W.R. on your cab...one day.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Q*ris on September 04, 2012, 05:59:34 PM
Hi Josephjo and welcome here!
Actually, based on an Eurocade team idea, I took the liberty to upgrade your graph and during the whole process I was wondering what the original author would say.
I could'nt find any credits on the picture and had no means to contact you to ask you for permission so I'm glad that you contacted us instead.
I'm relieved you like it, too... oh, and I'm sure it will be put to good use VERY soon :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on September 04, 2012, 06:05:36 PM
Hah, glad you think about it that way.....yeah we found the idea ultra cool and ahum we borrowed it... ;D
The idea was to have it printed out on a large format and put it somewhere in the Galaxian area....but the time failed for that...

Not all the cabs are in top condition though f.i. my Nintendo Mario Bros. badly needs new paint....but it works so we decided to let it be there to be played :)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: DarthNuno on September 04, 2012, 09:00:46 PM
Nice to see the pictures of the event  ;)  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:
I have good ones too, but no time to make a report so far (in addition I'm sick since this morning and still in bed...but hey, this is not the Eurcade fault  ;D)
So please be a little bit patient for my report.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Josephjo on September 04, 2012, 09:17:48 PM
Hi Josephjo and welcome here!
Actually, based on an Eurocade team idea, I took the liberty to upgrade your graph and during the whole process I was wondering what the original author would say.
I could'nt find any credits on the picture and had no means to contact you to ask you for permission so I'm glad that you contacted us instead.
I'm relieved you like it, too... oh, and I'm sure it will be put to good use VERY soon :)




I'm honored ;D Feel free to "borrow" anything I do, sometimes there's not enough love spread around in this hobby.

Passing the compliments back, you must be very impressed with the Eurocade 2012 logo. IMO very, very slick.

I have a couple of ideas for graphics when I compile my article on Eurocade 2012............any day now, or when Andre checks his inbox! ;) :D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Q*ris on September 04, 2012, 09:24:29 PM
can't wait to read that!
thanks!!!
 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on September 04, 2012, 09:42:56 PM
I've already been doing a lot of writing answers but I'm not there yet.....:)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Josephjo on September 04, 2012, 09:52:53 PM
I've already been doing a lot of writing answers but I'm not there yet.....:)

Only joking - I just wanted to be sure you got them! Apologies for the sneaky way of finding out!

Take your time Andre, It'll give me a chance to think of  few more.

There's a great picture I like in your album btw. The one with the row of cabs (Ms Pac etc.) below the Eurocade 2012 banner.

What kind of scores were coming out of Space Zap?


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: speleo_de on September 04, 2012, 10:04:13 PM
What kind of scores were coming out of Space Zap?

~210.000 - hope I got your question right.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Josephjo on September 05, 2012, 01:23:22 AM
What kind of scores were coming out of Space Zap?

~210.000 - hope I got your question right.

You did, thanks.

210,000 is a very good score. Even more so if it was by someone unfamiliar with the game.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on September 05, 2012, 08:04:45 AM
I suspect it was one of Speleo's daughters  ;D
I scored 112k IIRC...


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: DarthNuno on September 05, 2012, 08:06:37 AM
For my first and only game that day... 180.000 PTS  8)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 05, 2012, 09:22:37 AM
There's a great picture I like in your album btw. The one with the row of cabs (Ms Pac etc.) below the Eurocade 2012 banner.

I might receive today a perfect picture on that location with the crewmembers, which could be a perfect pic for you also.

If youre interested, i can send it to you as soon as i receive it.



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Q*ris on September 05, 2012, 09:32:55 AM
Or you could also use that picture that I took during the break.
You can clearly see the whole crew + André and Béla fighting in the background after their C64 VS Atari discussion.

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/eurocade_2012/punkshot.png)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on September 05, 2012, 11:26:29 AM
LOL !


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: kid on September 05, 2012, 11:42:05 AM
Retroludix crew want to say thanx for awsome party !

It was great playing those old games (Space zap, warlords,badlans, jungle lord, ice cold beer,... are now in my wish list ;) )

We will post pictures in a few days.



Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Q*ris on September 05, 2012, 11:44:47 AM
for those who were'nt there: KID is the guy with the red mohawk on the front of the picture.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Belike on September 05, 2012, 12:42:59 PM
Arrived home yesterday from this awesome event, we made the party a bit longer in Brussels with my Bro. ;D
Like most of us before us, we would also like to send my huge thanks to André and to the whole crew(Robin,
 Etienne, Erik,Pieter, Chris, Wilma, etc.) for organizing this great party and to all the visitors for coming and bringing these heavy and old wooden boxes. :D
It was really nice to meet for the first time with some of our members like Marco(Vernimark), Leo (Laszo), Barry (Joeks), etc. and i also have great discussions  with the "old warhorses". :D
I really enjoyed the high score contest also, but I was unable to beat Ully's brilliant result, congrats my friend. ;D ;D ;D
Watching Aart's performace on the Galaxian was also a highlight of the party for us, hope to have the chance to see it again next year. ;)
Last but not least, I would like to thank for the whole bar crew, especially for Wilma for helping us out with a beer or some food in every 10 minutes. :D
I have some nice pics from the party, will upload them here before the weekend.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: vernimark on September 06, 2012, 12:18:30 AM
I've been glad to meet you too.

Bela: "You don't like Zaccaria Tron cabinet"
Bruno: "Your Jedi mind tricks don't work on me"
...
priceless ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on September 06, 2012, 12:33:17 AM
 :spaceace: :spaceace:

Finally the Who is Who of Eurocade 2012:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8181/7939782562_0f4b5b528b_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/level_42/7939782562/)
Eurocade Group Picture 2012 Numbered (http://www.flickr.com/photos/level_42/7939782562/) by Level_42 (http://www.flickr.com/people/level_42/), on Flickr

1-Mrs. PunkRockCaveman
2-Mr. PunkRockCaveman
3- Robbert
4- ?
5- Vnera
6- Kid
7- Gyruss' Brother
8- ChrisChris
9- ?
10- Mrs. Atari
10/11 - YOSHI !
11- Mr. Atari
12- Muerto
13- Superully
14- CKONG
15- Joeks
16- Tup
17- Bomjac
18- Mrs. Bencao74
19- Bencao74
20- ?
21- Jinkx
22- Polderarcade's friend Rolf
23- Speleo_de's daughter Anna
24- Speleo_de
25- Polderarcade
26- AtariMania
27- Hi
28- DarthNuno
29- Laszo
30- Quentin
31- Kid's friend Pierre
32- Gyruss' GF
33- Gyruss
34- Mrs. Belike, Zita
35- Belike
36- Rick
37- Level42
38- PacWhiz
39- RobinHolland
40- Speleo_de's daughter Verena
41- Mrs. Speleo_de Elke
42- Count Gallious
43- Psykick
44- Mrs. Arcadegek
45- Arcadegek
46- Level42 jr.
47- Niels
48- Vernimark
49- Etienne McGyver
50- Ms. Arcadegek jr.

Not on pic, left before dinner: No.Lan

Really sorry for the question marks guys, I didn't manage to get to talk to all of you...one must be Kid....


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 06, 2012, 07:15:10 AM
31 pierre (kid's friend)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Belike on September 06, 2012, 08:34:37 AM
I've been glad to meet you too.

Bela: "You don't like Zaccaria Tron cabinet"
Bruno: "Your Jedi mind tricks don't work on me"
...
priceless ;)
Lol, it was a nice discussion indeed. ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: DarthNuno on September 06, 2012, 08:49:42 AM
LOL  ;D

...Jedi tricks doesn't work on me because I'm a Sith Lord, guys!  8)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: kid on September 06, 2012, 09:17:20 AM
I'm number 6
30: Quentin a retroludix's member


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: DarthNuno on September 06, 2012, 11:42:34 AM
And my report starts here (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=3863.0)! ;)

-Enjoy-


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: kid on September 06, 2012, 04:21:02 PM
Somme eurocade 2012 pictures :

http://www.retroludix.be/?page_id=246&preview=true&album=7&gallery=9 (http://www.retroludix.be/?page_id=246&preview=true&album=7&gallery=9)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on September 06, 2012, 07:37:59 PM
great pictures!! brings back soooo good memories!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on September 06, 2012, 10:21:35 PM
Very nice! We schould have left the cabs there and meet every weekend ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on September 06, 2012, 10:48:31 PM
Very nice! We schould have left the cabs there and meet every weekend ;)

+1000


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on September 06, 2012, 11:02:28 PM
Not sure if the orchestra and drumband would appreciate that ;)

But when i walked in on sunday morning to start the clean-up, the only feeling I had was turning the machines on and play the hell out of them the rest of the day.....anyone up for making it a two day event ?
(O my god....did I really write that.....oops ;))


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on September 06, 2012, 11:39:33 PM
Goals for Eurocade 2013:

Get Ms.Pac Man completely done.
Get Q*bert completely done. Praying for an FPGA board to materialize in 2013...


Hey....you gotta set targets....


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on September 07, 2012, 06:57:46 AM
For me, the main goal is to get the Video Pinball working ;)


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 07, 2012, 07:17:46 AM
Actually, my wife said the same, why not saturday and sunday untill for example 15:00 and then take out the cabinets..

so its not a bad idea i think..
i mean, the rent for various things is also for the whole weekend...


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: ckong on September 07, 2012, 07:22:53 AM
Actually, my wife said the same, why not saturday and sunday untill for example 15:00 and then take out the cabinets..

so its not a bad idea i think..
i mean, the rent for various things is also for the whole weekend...

Guys, let´s first evaluate things by the Eurocade team (soon).


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: DarthNuno on September 07, 2012, 07:24:16 AM
What was the size of the main room by the way?


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: polderarcade on September 08, 2012, 05:11:53 PM
Hello al

Its time to give a comment on this event one week later :oops:
Just forget it every time but it was a great day really did enjoy myself
Great to sea and speak some of you guys.

Thanks to:
Crew: it was a great setup looking much better than 2011
Psykick: some great pcb deals always a pleasure doing business with you.
Everyone that took a cab to the meting ,al the people that post pictures (I am two lazy for that but great to sea it al back)and thanks to al that I not special mention.

And now starting on the project for next year but more on that later ;) ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on September 16, 2012, 11:37:12 PM
Hello everyone.....

Just wanted to let you guys know that the Eurocade crew will have an evaluation of Eurocade 2012 next wednesday evening. In general, we feel we improved on 2011, but there is always room for some improvements, some of which are "behind the scenes". And we learn every year....so it is a good thing to do this.

I think we will again do a survey soon, like last year, but if there is anything serious that we need to discuss already this wednesday than please let me know via e-mail or PM.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Q*ris on September 24, 2012, 04:51:40 PM
Do you have a rough idea of how many aliens were killed or injured during that particular day?


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on September 24, 2012, 07:41:35 PM
AFAIK most of us got out alive ........  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Muerto on September 25, 2012, 05:10:41 PM
When is all the numbers coming??


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on September 25, 2012, 05:13:10 PM
What nummers ?


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 25, 2012, 06:06:11 PM
kilowatts  :twisted:  ;D


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Level42 on September 25, 2012, 06:53:44 PM
126 kWh....5 more than last year.


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Alpha1 on September 25, 2012, 10:21:26 PM
Do you have a rough idea of how many aliens were killed or injured during that particular day?


LOL!


Title: Re: >>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Post by: Laszo on September 26, 2012, 12:40:33 AM
I know a frog that got killed 252 times  :D