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1  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Ten pence arcade podcast 21.5 Nintendo Special on: October 01, 2014, 01:51:27 PM
Downloading too!
2  General Chat / All the rest / Re: Happy birthday Michael on: October 01, 2014, 10:59:38 AM
Bday in the Shed this year?
Enjoy buddy!!!!
3  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Qix - almost running satisfactory on: September 28, 2014, 09:53:28 PM
 Space Ace Space Ace Space Ace
Good job! Love that Game, and it's the only one that my girlfriend loves too  Smiley
4  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: # UK ROAD TRIP 19# >>> ATARI FIREFOX COCKPIT!!! on: September 27, 2014, 10:36:47 PM
Cool roadtrip Nuno! Well, I mean cool to read, not really cool for you!
Sorry I couldn't join you :/
I clearly remember playing the upright at the Reflex Luna Park in Middelkerke in the 80's.
I had no clue what I was doing though  Roll Eyes
Curious to play it again now.
Nice and rare catch anyway!
5  General Chat / 'EUROCADE 2O14' / Re: >>> Retro Game Experience/Eurocade 2014 <<< on: September 27, 2014, 07:54:45 AM
Cool report and GREAT pics! Thanks!!!
6  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Ric-o-chet on: September 26, 2014, 06:40:27 PM
Cool!
You know that there is a empty van that goes from my place to The Netherlands in October, don't you?
I already talked with Pieter about it.
7  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: THE ROADTRIP OF THE CENTURY REVEALED - LOOK FORWARD FOR HUNDRETS OF PICS on: September 26, 2014, 04:53:25 PM


Well, the procedure turned out good and the garage and the 180m² basement is bonedry now....

Additionally I have bought dehumidification salt. I brought a big bag of old socks from my mothers house that I going to fill with that salt and put on or wo bags of salt in every cab and wrap it.

http://www.amazon.de/UHU-Luftentfeuchter-Nachf%C3%BCllbeutel-Duftneutral-Inh-450g/dp/B000KJQZQE

This should be the best way I can save them.
That's the recipe for disaster of the century.
These bags are supposed to be put on a grid in special plastic containers...not in socks.
They fill themselves with humidity and release the water in the plastic container below them..

Where do you think the water is gonna go? stay inside the sock?

8  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Ric-o-chet on: September 26, 2014, 02:31:35 PM
Thanks Ully! If I had a way to rename this topic I'd add "of the century" for sure Smiley

even if you could, that title is already taken Cheesy

of the Millennium?
9  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Ric-o-chet on: September 26, 2014, 02:12:31 PM
Great pics ! So awesome the Marsupilami has a statue there !! I think it's the birthplace of André Franquin right ?
I was a big fan of Franquin's work, I even studied a few years to be a cartoonist partially because of that Smiley
He was born in Brussels actually (etterbeek) but this statue from one of his character was installed temporarily in 88 to celebrate the annual big comic strip festival in Charleroi.
It was removed after the event but as it had become a part of the landscape they put it back forever in 89.

nice catch and an interesting story behind it - well told, chris, that's how roadtrips (of the century) are supposed to be "reported"  Tongue

btw, i'll take the blonde one Cool
Thanks Ully! If I had a way to rename this topic I'd add "of the century" for sure Smiley

Love that cabinet! And the pictures.
The whole deserted bowling alley vibe is awesome!

there's even an abandoned discotheque in there, with round windows placed in a way that you could see the bowling alley...but I wasn't allowed to take pics :/
10  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Ric-o-chet on: September 26, 2014, 01:58:30 PM
Wow, what a nice find, i like those discrete games. There is a huge possibility that the PCB might work.

I go a similar one (Paddle Battle), it worked without Problems: http://www.wolfgangrobel.de/arcadereps/paddle.htm

The best thing on that PCB ist the futuristic font... ;-)
Oh yes, that reminds me I also have an untested Paddle Battle PCB if this helps fixing the Ric-O-Chet.
11  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Ric-o-chet on: September 26, 2014, 11:23:48 AM
Here we go then Smiley

The game was located somewhere in this big building in Belgium called "Palais des Expositions" (where all the exhibitions take place) in Charleroi.
Unfortunately the seller forgot our first appointment so I had to go home empty handed :/


It gave me the opportunity to pass by this roundabout known as the "Marsupilami Roundabout" (it's a Belgian cartoon character). It's also the exact place where I failed miserably the very first time I tried to pass my driving licensed Smiley




A few days later, I was there again.
This time the seller was there and he told me the machine was located on the back of the "Palais des Expositions" in what used to be the Bowling.
I love that creepy picture Smiley


Once inside it's even better!
You can see that the bowling lanes have been taken.
It's a model racing club who used them to make circuits for their little toys.
There's also that nice "shit dripping ceiling" which makes the place look like it's eaten by a giant mushroom.


The machine is in the back near the lavatories, sad and alone.




Once the pinball like legs are removed it fits perfectly in my car, but really this is a heavy machine for it's size.


Bye Bye, creepy place!


On the other side of this huge building there's also that picture which I always hated since I was a kid (you can see it from the highway). For a mysterious reason (because they are cut? because they are clowns?), it has always scared me. But now I'm a real man and I stood up next to it and even took a picture.


Especially this guy hiding behind the puzzle:


A bit further, there's an other clown related place...
As a kid we were always passing by this shop before taking the highway.
I always wanted to to there because it was supposed to be THE place where you could buy all kind of magic tricks and accessories to dress up and make jokes (you know from clown noses to  exploding cigarettes, that kind of stuff). The fact that it was weirdly located right before the highway made it a bit mysterious because my parents never took me there… so the place was even more tempting.
Years later when I had a car I went there, and my god, it was very disappointing and tiny and dusty. Some things should definitely be left as fantasies.


But I digress, back home with the game on it's feet and my back half broken.
Why is it always raining when I unload games alone?


The inside.
Except for the power chord it seems complete and "clean".






Here's the price (in Belgian francs) and luckily that's exactly the amount I found inside Smiley


I also found these 2 nice ladies inside, very sexy 70's.
Blond or Brown?


Nice game I'm glad it's saved and going to a nice home.
The only thing I'm officially asking is to be the first one to have an option if you ever decide to sell it one day. Deal?

12  General Chat / All the rest / Re: Happy birthday Sjaak on: September 26, 2014, 09:12:30 AM
Happy birthday and thanks again for that cool poster!!!
13  General Chat / All the rest / Re: Happy birthday Etienne on: September 25, 2014, 05:14:15 PM
Happy Anniversaire !!!!
14  General Chat / All the rest / Re: Allow myself to introduce.....myself on: September 25, 2014, 04:09:06 PM
Welcome Torin!
Ah, Grinkers… I wish…
Have fun there… and here too Smiley
15  General Chat / Technical Area / Re: Space Invaders ...black light question? on: September 24, 2014, 02:50:41 PM
exactly.
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