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All the rest / Re: Happy Birthday Bruno !!!
« on: March 12, 2014, 01:32:17 PM »
Happy belated birthday. Congratulations on the big 40

Technical Area / Re: 110 - 220 converter
« on: March 11, 2014, 11:33:47 AM »
I know this is a really old topic but I have a question, does it matter about the frequency differences? Or is it just the voltages that need to be converted?

I read in someone else's restoration they used stencils and the first coat over the stencils is done in the base coat to seal the stencils.

I hope that makes sense.  :P

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: my biggest project yet.... a gameroom
« on: February 26, 2014, 09:16:57 AM »
We crave mmmmoooorrrrreeee

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: I'm building my personal Gaming Room...
« on: February 02, 2014, 01:46:01 AM »
what is it?

This tread needs to have some clear marking in the beginning saying it's cancelled. I was starting to get excited. :(

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: * Funny Arcade Pictures (and videos) *
« on: November 09, 2013, 12:09:38 PM »

It's ironic how each of those pixels has about 50,000 pixels in them. Lol

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Q*bert. A man and his grail...
« on: October 14, 2013, 11:24:19 AM »
Should we expect an update?

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: ROBOTRON 2084 - Scratch Built Replica
« on: September 27, 2013, 03:05:35 AM »
MDF is far supieror to plywood. It's perfectly brilliant for what screen does. Plywood IMO is easier to break than MDF. Plywood bends when it gets wet. It's awful.

Sorry to derail your thread screen.

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: * Funny Arcade Pictures (and videos) *
« on: August 21, 2013, 03:06:34 PM »

For the young guys amongst us who don't know the urban legend about the Atari ET game:


Just finished reading the great book "Atari business is fun" and there the story is at least corrected a bit, but more important, the failure of the game was all to blame to some stupid business suit who agreed to pay an insane amount of money for the license and then "phoned home" to tell them to make the game in six weeks......

It also was NOT the "biggest commercial failure in the history of video gaming", in fact they sold millions of he game (OK, on the name only probably, and wether people actually like it or not is doubtful)  but there were and are many much larger failures in the history of video gaming.

I still think the game sucks, but you can't blame the programmer, after all he also created the best Atari 2600 game......Yar's Revenge.

I was looking at this and found this article, they are digging it up!!

A documentary crew has received approval to dig up the New Mexico desert site where Atari supposedly buried millions of unsold pieces of Atari 2600 software and hardware. The crew hopes to finally confirm or refute one of gaming's most enduring urban legends.

The city council in Alamogordo, New Mexico granted approval for the project this week. Ottawa-based multimedia and marketing firm Fuel Industries will excavate the site some time in the next six months for a documentary it's filming, local news site KRQE reports. This year marks what will be the 30 year anniversary of the assumed September 1983 burial, which came during the height of the great video game crash. That sudden market reversal supposedly left Atari with millions of unsold and unsalable cartridges and systems, which were dumped in an Alamogordo landfill and later covered in concrete.

While at least one Atari employee has cast doubts on the plausibility of the story, the burial was reported in contemporaneous reports in the Alamogordo Daily News and The New York Times. The former paper got confirmation from the garbage disposal company that was used, and the latter got confirmation from an Atari spokesperson. So it's pretty unlikely the production company is walking into an Al Capone's vault-type situation.

Still, there are questions that remain unanswered. While the 3.5 million unsold copies of E.T. are most commonly cited as the likely bulk of the burial, reports suggest the dump may also contain unsold consoles, PCs, and even prototypes of the Atari Mindlink controller. There's significant disagreement as to how much material was dumped in the landfill, with reports ranging from nine to 20 full dump trucks.

Personally, we're hoping Fuel Industries decides to chip away portions of the massive dumping and sell them off to collectors, Berlin Wall-style. After all, who wouldn't love to own a piece of gaming history that can also serve as a paperweight?


Just another thing I found (I don't know if it has been posted before): skip to about 1:50

Galaxian Theater / Re: ## Road Trip ## GALAXIAN THEATER from NAMCO !!!
« on: August 10, 2013, 01:35:22 PM »
So yes, it's now possible to play 'Project Dragoon' & 'Attack Of The Zolgear' missions sat the same place... welcome to the Nuno's Lair v³ in Belgium!   8)

How long does it take to replace boards/roms to switch the games?

Galaxian Theater / Re: From Zolgear to Project Dragoon...
« on: August 06, 2013, 08:51:44 AM »
Yess!!!  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:  :arrow:

That's it?!?!? That's unlike you to not have progress pics  :'( ;)

All the rest / Re: KLOV
« on: August 03, 2013, 03:32:36 PM »
Hey Guys,

I tried to log into the KLOV forum yesterday and ... success it must've just taken time to get the server to recognise me  ;D ;D

Now if someone could do me a favour and
I found the link for someone to recommend me my username is Nic-fryer

If someone could help it would be fantastic.

'Business' Area : Buy/Sell/Trade / Re: Cabs on ebay
« on: August 02, 2013, 12:31:26 PM »
Anyone recognise this cab minus the 'pow' artwork and horizontal monitor.
Is this a real cab or is it a converted galaga/ms pacman?

EDIT: here is a picture of a pow cab

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