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31  General Chat / 'Business' Area : Buy/Sell/Trade / Re: Space Ace - Cinematronics version in U.K. on: December 07, 2009, 04:06:18 PM
I'm sure if anyone is interested they will pm me and I would make sure they know exactly what's involved, with pics and video too. I disagree with your assessment of the work and I'll be doing it myself anyway so there's absolutely no way anyone can go into this not understanding the requirement on them.

My biggest problem is getting the unit out of it's current position in my room!



32  General Chat / 'Business' Area : Buy/Sell/Trade / Re: Space Ace - Cinematronics version in U.K. on: December 07, 2009, 02:17:22 PM
Basically a cab to be restored 80% from the bottom to the top..

leeram - Not really. maybe 20%

the corners below on the Us machine are really tricky and difficult to restore (a hit and they fly away)

the only way to restore the sides with that damages like that is to change completely the sides with MDF sides (like scr33n does with his cabs) but this costs other 500 euros

Leeram - It's not that bad, I don't believe it needs all the sides replacing.

+ strip down the whole cab and replace them!

Original items remains only the marquee, cpo, disc, board and power supply.

Leeram - And the cabinet

no original monitor, no original ld player, no original Ntsc RGB converter, No original coin door, no original side arts)

Leeram - Correct, yes I still have it -it just needs fixing, it has the original coin door, it has the original sede arts but they are ripped so not much use.

Lot of work to do and lot of time to spend over it (around 70 hrs including replacing the sides that it is very time consuming and must be done from someone extremely expert otherwise the cab falls apart soon as you move it around)

Leeram - Well, I'm going to do it, and I'm no expert, so I disagree with you there. And it won't take 70 hours, not by a long shot.

The ld player 1000 - that is a real industrial massive item - one of the heaviest and great player ever seen is quite impossible to destroy

Leeram - yes it is -correct

if it is over (since I have 2 working) it is not a capacitator but the laser tube gone and this means only a trash item sadly

Leeram - I doubt that very much, being as I blew the unit myself by putting 240 voltz into it by accident. I'm pretty sure it's capacitors or other items on the PSU inside. Hopefully if the planets align, I'll know more on Sunday after a visit to Finny's

no cinematronics rised logo coin door..

no original monitor..

"pixel" problem = disc rotted = the imagines will be worse day by day soon as time passes - some infos: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disc_rot

from wikipedia:

"Laser rot was a disc rot phenomenon observed by some users of the Laserdisc format in which audio and/or video quality begins to degrade over time"

But I've had it 4 years and it has never changed, so your day-by-day assessment is wrong.



See my responses within the quote above, all prepended with Leeram.

Like I said, it needs some attention but all things I can sort myself so not that much to be honest. If people are interested in doing the work themselves then it's a good opportunity. You're obviously not interested, but it's not as bad as you make it out to be.

We'll know shortly - If I manage to get it all sorted then you can eat humble pie, if not then I will :-)

Also I am open to offers...


33  General Chat / 'Business' Area : Buy/Sell/Trade / Space Ace - Cinematronics version in U.K. on: December 06, 2009, 11:59:57 PM
Hi Everyone,

I'm selling my working Space Ace arcade game, it's the USA Cinematronics version but is in my house in the U.K.

The system is fully working but needs some attention. In short

- New side art needs to be applied
- The bottom corners need filling and shaping because they've been damaged, I guess through years of being scraped on the floor.
- T-Moulding needs replacing
- Laser Disc Drawer needs making more stable
- Needs a new coin mech door
- possibly the black "melomime" covering needs replacing in parts, depending on how minty fresh you want it to look

I already have the side art (officially licensed reproducton) plus a new old stock control panel and marquee worth 150, both signed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman  - the game's creators, which I am including in the sale.

The monitor is non original and uses an AV converter to convert from the laserdisc to it.
The laserdisc is a replacement Sony and uses a conversion card. Many people use these players because they are more reliable than the original. I have the original laserdisc (LV1000) but it is dead (probably a capacitor issue)

The laserdisc is very good but does produce the odd teeny tiny number of artifacts on the screen. Just a few "pixels" worth on occasion.

I was going to ask for 850 plus delivery (if you can't collect) once I'd done the work myself. So I will let it go for 750 plus delivery to cover a bit for the work that needs to be done.

Let me know if you are interested and I will send pictures over.


34  General Chat / Dragon's Lair / Space Ace / Re: Space Ace Cabinets all versions For sale, Sidam, Atari, etc on: November 25, 2009, 10:55:57 AM
Obviously a certain northerner has to be given first refusal on everything ;-)

First refusal:

To make it official in the U.K.: Bagsy it's mine!
To make it official in the USA: Dibs!

35  General Chat / Dragon's Lair / Space Ace / Re: Finny's Museum... includes Dragon's Lair serial #1 !!!! on: July 25, 2009, 01:08:13 AM
I've been to Finny's Lair a few times and trust me, the place is like nowhere else on earth. The art he has is second to none, you can spend hours just looking at it without even playing any of the games.

Jas, Euromeet number two is well overdue now! You promised me a path to the lair, up north we never break our promises :-)

I am also nearly 40 (39 in September) as is my mate Wallsy (he's 38), there's no shame in loving these fantastic games. I own my own Space Ace, it's a bit tatty but that's exactly how I wanted it; just like it had been in an arcade all these years. I have no real intention of doing it up, except maybe to repair some damage to the side art and t-moulding that got made during transit.

If you want some action without the cab then check out the PS3 version which is quite simply superb, as is the itouch/ipod version which also only costs 3.50, an absolute steal. Let's face it, that's basically free.

I don't hammer Space Ace like I used to. I treat it like an old friend. I turn it on every month to dust out the cobwebs, after about 30 minutes my wife will complain at hearing the intro again (I'll be talking along with it). Maybe once every 3 months I'll get a beer and have a couple of goes. Space Ace and Dragon's Lair are more than games to me, at a turbulent time in my life when I was a young teen they were rocks, something I could hang on to. Like I say, more of a friend than a game.



36  General Chat / Dragon's Lair / Space Ace / Re: New Dragons Lair Related Web Page, for Feb 08 on: June 24, 2008, 08:29:03 PM

Anything I can help with, let me know.


37  General Chat / Meetings, Exhibition, Events... / Re: EUROMEET 08' on: June 24, 2008, 08:22:43 PM

You know me, wild horses couldn't keep me from going again, and I'm sure the rest of the Northern Posse will attend. Maybe this time I might remember to take my laserdisc player for some kind person to fix {Justin, I hope you have your probing device to hand :-)}! Another 15 hour DL2 session sounds good to me!

Let me know when you have a date but please, please avoid Bommy night!



38  General Chat / Meetings, Exhibition, Events... / DL Euro Fans Meeting 06' in UK on: December 22, 2006, 12:18:37 AM
Thanks to everyone who went, I had a brilliant time.

Basically Steve and I (I'm the fat one) spent 13 hours straight playing DL and DL2.

We both completed it but as it happens Steve one manned it, so every time I meet him from now on I will have my nose rubbed in it!

Justin managed to spend probably the same amount of time testing boards, and the other technical people fixed just about everything in sight, including my PSP! There was no stopping them.

Thanks to Finny for everything

And one last thing; Darren, it's SWORD LEFT SWORD LEFT SWORD LEFT SWORD. Anything else is just babble and pretense!

And let's not ever forget, Darren and Ste, you only finished the game because you begged me to tell you the moves because you both used nearly all your men trying to work it out, so the victory is all mine! I just wanted to put this one man finish business into perspective!! ;-)   {to be continued no doubt at Euromeet 2007! :-) }


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