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General Chat => Arcade Lifestyle => Topic started by: anunaki on February 19, 2013, 06:12:03 PM



Title: Puckman cab
Post by: anunaki on February 19, 2013, 06:12:03 PM
Hi,

I am in negotiation with someone about buying his Puckman cab.

This is the cab:

(http://www.melf.nl/images/posts/image-tgzz0b8n.jpg)

Does anyone know if this is a Namco cab or a bootleg? I think it's a bootleg, but I'm asking just to be sure.

Greetz, Patrick


Title: Re: Puckman cab
Post by: anunaki on February 19, 2013, 06:17:02 PM
hmmmm, wrong subforum I guess  :oops:


Title: Re: Puckman cab
Post by: simplesi on February 19, 2013, 06:33:51 PM
Bootleg.


Title: Re: Puckman cab
Post by: DarthNuno on February 19, 2013, 06:42:13 PM
hmmmm, wrong subforum I guess  :oops:

Moved!   8)

I really love that cabinet!  :-*


Title: Re: Puckman cab
Post by: anunaki on February 19, 2013, 06:47:36 PM
Yeah it's great. Needs work though and not sure if working. I will test the monitor PSU and PCB 1st


Title: Re: Puckman cab
Post by: Muerto on February 19, 2013, 07:30:02 PM
beautiful!


Title: Re: Puckman cab
Post by: Level42 on February 19, 2013, 07:46:05 PM
I'm guessing this one's in Zeeuws Vlaanderen right now.... ? :D

Yup 100% bootleg, I had one:

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=70069.0

But it's at PRC's loving hands now :)

There is a LOOOOOONG story about the CPO....if you want to replace it, Rich from TOG probably still has the files :)

http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=1751.0


Title: Re: Puckman cab
Post by: anunaki on February 19, 2013, 10:56:18 PM
No it's not in Zeeuws Vlaanderen and the seller  actually puts a new CPO sticker with it.

The cab has damage on the bottom, but it looks soooooo nice. I really weant to put it in my room  :pac: :ghost:


Title: Re: Puckman cab
Post by: Level42 on February 20, 2013, 12:12:42 AM
Mmmm, he puts a new CPO sticker with it....mmmm....I'd like to see that one :)

It is a nice cab and if I didn't later find a real Ms.Pac I would still have it here...go for it ! :)


Title: Re: Puckman cab
Post by: anunaki on February 20, 2013, 08:43:38 AM
Do you have any info on the PCB that was in yours?

I need to ID its pinout, so I can test it. I hope to get a picture of the board in this cab later today.


Title: Re: Puckman cab
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 20, 2013, 01:57:15 PM

http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=1751.0

pics there dont work...  :'(


Title: Re: Puckman cab
Post by: Level42 on February 20, 2013, 03:44:53 PM
Do you have any info on the PCB that was in yours?

I need to ID its pinout, so I can test it. I hope to get a picture of the board in this cab later today.
I know the board was not the greatest quality.
Drop PunkRockCaveman a line, he figured it all out AFAIK.



Title: Re: Puckman cab
Post by: anunaki on February 21, 2013, 09:23:31 PM
This is the PCB

(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/4198/image7wz.jpg)

I'll ask PunkRockCaveman in a PM.


Title: Re: Puckman cab
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 21, 2013, 09:26:02 PM
Better check around those diodes, it looks like they have produces alot of heat
the board is a bit brown there  :o


Title: Re: Puckman cab
Post by: anunaki on February 21, 2013, 09:27:53 PM
The board doesn't look like good quality >:(

But I want the cab, because I like it


Title: Re: Puckman cab
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on February 21, 2013, 10:23:09 PM
Hi. Yes I have the same pcb which came with the Cab. Since some parts were missing (ram i.e.) I never used it. Got my hands on an original Namco Puckman pcb and used that. I also used a new jamma wiring because the original wiring was so terrible hacked that I decided to replace it with a brand new jamma loom. I replaced the Hanta mtc900 (which was very flaky) with a crisp and wonderful looking tv with Toshiba tube and put in a brand new switching power supply. Switches on with the cab and to av channel automaticly of course ;) The marquee light was replaced with a new one that works on 220v direcly (to remove the original power supply completely). Finally replaced the damaged t-moulding with (way better looking) orange one.

So as you see, I pretty much used only the shell and put in a lot of new parts and the original pcb. Sounds horrible in some way BUT the cab is working like charm, looking good and plays extremely fine. Nobody would know the changes I made anyway (for the better I think ... at least it's a working cab with original pcb) ;)

Only thing awkward is still the yellow button in the panel. I left that because a friend put t in and it might be one of the riddles the people who dig the cab out of the dirt in 1000 years might try to solve unsuccessfuly. :D


Title: Re: Puckman cab
Post by: Level42 on February 21, 2013, 11:50:37 PM
Mmmm, I wonder which asshole put that yellow button there  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Well look at it this way: It is probably the best "hidden" button ever, because there was already a yellow dot there on the CP artwork.

You do forget that a whole team worked on the best CP on that kind of machine ever ;) A lot of people helped on restoring and vectoring the artwork. Rich from This Old Game printed out one for me and I managed to ruin it while making some hole.....
SO I ordered another one and Rich kindly sent me two for if I would f&ck up again ;) (This is why Rich ROCKS :) )

A friend of me who does metal works closed off all the joystick holes (apart from the original one's there were even 4 more made since they put in another joystick) and welded some threaded studs from the under side so that I could install an original Midway Pac Man joystick......

Anyway, that part was the nicest of the cabinet....the wiring was hacked up by....ahum.....uhm.......well there was a 48in1 in there for a little while so we could play it at Eurocade 2011 ;D

Well it had to be hacked for the Pac joystick anyway.

I also remember that I payed WAY too much money for an original marquee because there was a German NSM version in it, which didn't look good and didn't belong there. That marquee is a nice decoration piece somewhere in Germany ;) ;) ;)

Oh and that is why I like selling cabs to fellow collectors. It is totally GREAT to see them take the project to the level it belongs :) :)

Yes it's a bootleg, but it's really a nice one and I'm happy it ended up with PRC who gave it it's deserved love and care :)