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Arcade Lifestyle / Re: First dedicated cab: Centipede
« on: October 26, 2011, 10:39:51 PM »
Missed the part about the +5v, but thanks, I'll check that out. But I'm hoping on finding a Millipede board and get the multipede kit either way. I still would like to have a working Centipede board as well.. And I Will try to record something when I get a working board. Only been over 100k 3 times or something though, it really speeds up fast (damn spiders)  :)

And cool story TimePilot, and thanks for the picture. Is there a restro thread anywhere? It's fun to know more about the cabinet. Also, where did you get it from, if you dont mind me asking? I hope you will find a Centipede again, it really is a great game.. :spaceace:

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: First dedicated cab: Centipede
« on: October 26, 2011, 06:21:04 PM »
Thanks guys, and it indeed a great game! Looking forward to play Millipede (if anyone have a board, I'm interested)

And yes, the trackball unit have been cleaned (really dirty) and got a trackball repair kit and new trackball installed - and it works great! And you're right about the marque, it is purple and not pink, did not notice that.

Arcade Lifestyle / First dedicated cab: Centipede
« on: October 26, 2011, 05:38:42 PM »
First of, I'm sorry for the crappy phone images, but it's all I've got.

But hi, my name is Thomas and I'm from Denmark! I've been lurking around the board for quite some time now, learning new stuff and just enjoy reading in here. Ever since I've tried a Centipede some years back, I told to my self, I need me one of these bad boys! Then I visited Muerto and really played the game, and I just got more sure. Since then I've been checking ebay etc for a Centipede, and finally I got lucky, and got in contact with a seller in Denmark that had one.

Oh yes, and one cold september day, I got ready for a roadtrip that was about 292 KM each way. As the rookie I am (only got 1 generic cab) I borrowed a trailer instead of a van, so the trip took just a little bit longer because of the speed-limits when driving with a trailer.

Leaving Aalborg:

As sad as it is, this is the only pic from the trip. As I was entering the city where the seller lives, my phone which I used for GPS (and photos), went dead. So with only the sellers first name and streetname, I was lost. But I got lucky, and when I was standing in the sellers street confused, some girl opened her window and asked if she could help. She kindly let me in her home, let me borrow her computer to check my mail and looking for the sellers adress. Off I went to the sellers house, talked a bit, loaded the cab and drove home again.

Called a friend of mine and told him to come over and help me get the cab in my apartment, and of course I have to live on the second floor. That won't stop me from getting a Centi, so we got it up there, and here it is:

The game works fine, but there is a problem with the PCB. Look at the 000's at the top of the game. They work like mushrooms when you play the game, and the highscore is scrambled because of them, any idea what causes the problem, please let me know. Oh yeah and I finally passed 100,000 mark :)

So that's my little story about my first dedicated cabinet. I hope I'll get better when the next cab is calling my name.  ;D

'Business' Area : Buy/Sell/Trade / WTB: Millipede PCB
« on: September 30, 2011, 02:40:50 PM »
I'm looking for a working Millipede PCB if anyone should have one?


Arcade Lifestyle / Re: [Roadtrip] Grand Champion Cockpit
« on: August 15, 2011, 12:13:52 PM »
Sweet.. Now bring your collection back to Denmark!  :)

All the rest / Video Game Challenge Pilot Episode (1983)
« on: July 18, 2011, 10:11:28 PM »
If anyone remembers the short part in Chasing Ghosts, where Billy is talking about the Millipede competition between Ben Gold and Eric Ginner, and have not watched it yet, I recommend to do it. It was a cool show, too bad it did not make more episodes.

Ben Gold uploaded the pilot on youtube and write's this:
This was the pilot episode of the Video Game Challenge. While the series never took off, the interviews and discussions are nostalgic, especially when seeing how primitive the graphics were. Eric Ginner and I faced off in a Millipede competition.

Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:

I think that he sold most of them, no updates though:

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Someone has this book ?
« on: October 03, 2010, 01:50:25 PM »
Is this what you are looking for?

All the rest / Re: Hi from Denmark!
« on: September 18, 2010, 12:33:32 PM »
Thank you all  ;D

All the rest / Hi from Denmark!
« on: September 14, 2010, 01:59:41 AM »
Hi, Thomas from Denmark here!

I got here thanks to Muerto, and so far I've been reading in here for around 6 hours! Great forum!

I don't have any dedicated cabs (yet) and I'm still pretty new to the arcade world. Been collection consoles for many years, and I first got the arcade fever half a year ago. I'm only 25, so I was not around when it peaked, and I grew up in a small town, and there wasn't that many arcades back then. But I do remember the danish Compugame machines with Neo Geo games, Bubble Bobble, Terminator, racing games and pinballs. And I grew up with the NES. I remember renting it at the local gas station in the weekends, because we couldn't afford one (or maybe we just couldn't buy it in my shitty little town at the beginning)

But enough rambling! I got two Compugame cabs a couple of months ago, both with 4 Slot Neo Geo, and so far I got 8 games. You have to start somewhere, right?  :D

If you read all this nonsense to the end, I salute you!  ;D

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