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General Chat => Dragon's Lair / Space Ace => Topic started by: DarthNuno on July 09, 2005, 09:05:49 PM



Title: I HAVE MY OWN DRAGON'S LAIR CAB' !!! At least ^^
Post by: DarthNuno on July 09, 2005, 09:05:49 PM
4th july 2005 :

After something like five years of hard research, I found one... in Germany  8)

Tomorrow, I'll drive with a friend to germany ( about 450km to drive )...

I prepare the map  :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl1.jpg)

Of course, I'll aslo print the best way to go there, thanks http://www.mappy.fr   :roll:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl2.jpg)

WOOW, what's the website on the right screen ??? It's http://www.dragonslairfans.com, a fabulous website for all Dragon's Lair fan & Golden Age arcade game !!!  :P  :P  :P  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

I've to wake up at 6:00am tomorrow ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl3.jpg)

5th july 2005 :

DDDDrrrrrriiiiiiiiinnnnnngggggggggggg....

WAKE UP DUDE, it's a great day for you today  8)  8)  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl4.jpg)

6:50am

Here's my old buddy 'Burt', also present with me for the Namco's StarBlade roadtrip ( see here : http://www.dragonslairfans.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=28 )

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl5.jpg)

First thing to do : get the fuel  :?

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl6.jpg)

Here's the fuel price  in Luxembourg... :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl8.jpg)

Now playing in the car  ( it's a bacup disk of course, I keep the original safe )  :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:  :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl7.jpg)

Here's the way : Belgium -> Luxembourg -> Germany...

Already in the big morning traffic jam  :(  :(  :(

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl9.jpg)

We reach the Germany border  :)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl10.jpg)

We drive... we drive ..  :?  :?  :?  :?

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl11.jpg)

First stop (  :oops:  toilet ) ... and take coke  :wink: I mean the drink of course ...  sorry for my bad english ^^

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl12.jpg)

 :lol: I got you Burt  :roll:  8)  8)  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl13.jpg)

Arghhh, it's 11:25am, we are late on the planing... a lot a traffic jam everywhere
 :evil:  :evil:  :evil:  ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl14.jpg)

... so let's drive FASTER :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl15.jpg)

Arghhh, the final highway exit we've to get is... CLOSED :shock:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl16.jpg)

Well, after a lot of trouble in finding a new way, we finally arrive in the right town... but we're lost, and not able to found the street... So let's ask to citizen :?

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl17.jpg)

... again ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl18.jpg)

until we arrive to the right place....


and...


and ...


YEAH !!! my Holy Graal

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl19.jpg)

The seller is cool and very nice... we talk about golden age games... I'll do business again with him, for sure  :D

So, he plugs the game... The laser disc is not working, but the general state of the cabinet is very good... sad there's no side arts and the control panel overlay is half missing... some cigaret burn on the monitor plexi...  :?

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl20.jpg)

I would like to stay more, to see others games he has, but I've a long trip go go back home, so... we load the game inside the car :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl21.jpg)

... before leaving... I have to pay for the toy ... bye bye

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl22.jpg)

The size of the cabinet force us to push forward the car seat... not easy for my friend to drive like that :?

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl23.jpg)

...the traditional "I'm Happy" picture inside the car, with the cab' of course  :roll:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl24.jpg)

After 6 hours of  'hard drivin' (:wink: ) , we're HUNGRY

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl25.jpg)

Do you like american food ???  :roll:  :wink:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl26.jpg)

I want to eat fast... I'm affraid someone stole the game in the car  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:   8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl27.jpg)

We have somethink like 500km to drive, so let's get some fun...

Now playing :

System of  a down 'Toxicity'
AudioSlaves
Muse 'Origin of the Symetry'

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl28.jpg)

Of course, the 'official' rain... present in most roadtrip  :roll:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl29.jpg)

A new stop in a gas station...

Look at me... I'm so happy... I'm pointing it ... It's really a great day for me  :D  :D  :D

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl30.jpg)

... in other country... there are a lot of strange things... the shape of the Diet coke by exemple  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl31.jpg)

In germany, we see a lot of this...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl32.jpg)

After something like 11 hours on the road, we finally close to home
 :o

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl33.jpg)

in few seconds, we'll arrive to ... Belgium ! Home sweet home  :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl34.jpg)

Have a look at the amount of km driven : 996.9  :roll:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl35.jpg)

The game in now ... IN MY HOUSE  :twisted:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl36.jpg)

other view ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl37.jpg)

other view...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl38.jpg)

It's an european version ... from Atari ... with a PAL LD

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/dlcab/dl39.jpg)

Stay tuned for the complete restoration



 8)


Title: I HAVE MY OWN DRAGON'S LAIR CAB' !!! At least ^^
Post by: DarthNuno on July 10, 2005, 04:18:10 PM
The restoration start here :   :arrow: http://www.dragonslairfans.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=43 (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=43)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: I HAVE MY OWN DRAGON'S LAIR CAB' !!! At least ^^
Post by: SPACE HARRIER on July 11, 2005, 11:21:57 PM
Hey,nice find! :D
I hope you have a lot of fun with your new toy :P  :P

Someday i will find my own SPACE HARRIER cabin :)
(http://www.ntsc-uk.com/features/VideogameArcades/space_har_cabinet.jpg)

Hey Bruno,soon i have 4 weeks holiday,maybey i drop a visit to Belgium very soon!! :wink:


Title: I HAVE MY OWN DRAGON'S LAIR CAB' !!! At least ^^
Post by: DarthNuno on July 15, 2005, 07:38:39 AM
Quote from: "SPACE HARRIER"
Hey,nice find! :D
I hope you have a lot of fun with your new toy :P  :P

Someday i will find my own SPACE HARRIER cabin :)
(http://www.ntsc-uk.com/features/VideogameArcades/space_har_cabinet.jpg)

Hey Bruno,soon i have 4 weeks holiday,maybey i drop a visit to Belgium very soon!! :wink:


Hey Space Harrier  :D

Yeps, so as you can see, that finally happens  :P After years of hard research... this is it ! My 'Graal' cab'  8)  Now I'll look forward a Space Ace and Dragon's Lair II cab to have the full DL Trilogy  :roll:

I'm sure one day you'll find you Space Harrier cab'
...keep the dream alive  :wink: