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Artwork / Re: Recompositing of Lazarian schematics broadsheets
« on: February 08, 2022, 08:36:41 PM »
now downloading..

lets have a look..

Artwork / Re: :: Buggy Boy :: the instructions sticker!
« on: February 08, 2022, 08:34:21 PM »
have not done it yet.
it has been a long time i did some vectorwork
Dont know if i ever will do it

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: [Roadtrip] Time for another Zaccaria
« on: February 07, 2022, 09:11:02 AM »
wonder who made that vector  :D :D

Vinyl or the Alu variant ?

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: [Roadtrip] Time for another Zaccaria
« on: January 30, 2022, 08:34:52 PM »
Great story:)

I have the missing Pac&Paint stuff for you;)

Do you need a coinbox, too?

thats so cool, and thanks already,
Coinbox, would be nice ofcourse, lets see what i need and we will email about it ;)

Arcade Lifestyle / [Roadtrip] Time for another Zaccaria
« on: January 27, 2022, 08:31:30 PM »
Looking back a while, my last zacc pickup was published here 14 jan 2011 (

Fast forward 11 years and one day, the date is 15 jan 2022. sjeez, time flies!  :o

As my "generic" spacestation zacc is now playable (
and the 60 in 1 has been replaced by a vertical Pandora box, its time to look for a second zacc with a horizontal monitor.
I want to play also horizontal games, so i bought another pandora box but horizontal.
As a fan of the italian zacc's it has to be another zacc ofcourse.   ::)
Started to look for a zacc on marktplaats and only found rediculous prices  :-\, i stumbled upon this add which had some bids on it, but was never sold.
Made an offer to the seller and he declined :(
I replied to the seller that the offer i made was the max i wanted to spend and did not want to go higher, and tried to forget it and look further.
As the day went by, the seller contacted me and told me i could have it for the price i offered him, that was unexpected!
Perhaps he thought about it and also that it was sitting on marktplaats and it did not sell.
Anyway, lets take a look. It looks like a partly converted Fitter to Comidar by looking at the Bezel.

Oh wow, its even worse, both the marquee and bezel don't belong to this cabinet as it is a Pac and Paint !

Love the artwork with that Cat, it screams Zaccaria!  :spaceace:

Time to hit the road!
127 Km. One way, not too bad...  8)

Not too bad if disaster doesn't strike.. :?
Have not used my little trailer for a long time, and did not even check the tires after all that time..
When i stopped at the first gasstation for a warm cup of coffee, i looked at the trailer when exiting the car and noticed something weird... :roll:

My god  :o :o, i knew it was old, but did not expect this when driving away !
After calling around to some tireshops, i found one in my home town that had the size required.
Drove very carefully back from Tilburg to Breda over the least crowded roads that i could find and hoped for the best that the tire would hold it.

The problem was even bigger than expected, The rim was already bad when i got the trailer 15 years ago and there was a inner tube in the tire already
but at the point where the valve comes out, the metal was completely rotten away !  :o
15 years in the elements did not have a positive effect on my little trailer, time to look for a set of complete wheels i guess...  ::)

Anyway, dropped that piece of s#it back off at my place and rented a trailer..
Started the trip again and after some driving i arrived at the town where the seller resides.

I did not take any pictures at the seller, i removed the glass bezel and placed that safe in the car.
We loaded the cabinet in the trailer, tarped it up and i started the way back.
As the journey started much later than planned it was already becomming dark, and my stomage started to let me know that it was time to eat something.  :D
I stopped again at a gasstation and bought some sandwiches.

Back at home i unloaded the trailer and put the bezel back.
Time to examine the cabinet, we turned it on at the seller and he told me it was working when he put it storage.
There was life in the cabinet but the monitor showed a out of sync picture, but i could hear it play blind.
I don't know if its a simple problem with the monitor but will check that out another day.

Coindoor: Check! it needs some work, but that was expected.

Bezel: Check!, Its not a Pac and Paint, but it looks undamaged.

Marquee: Check! Same as the bezel, not a Pac and Paint, but it looks also undamaged, and yes, thats me on the picture.  ;D ;D

Hacked up controlpanel: Check! Some non original buttons but at least it has the zacc style "pain in your hands pin joystick".

Cardboard bezel: Check! Not a plain blackone but a space themed one, will swap that in my spacestation cabinet i think.  ::)

Backdoor and speaker grill: Check! No serial tag unfortunately, and the lock is drilled out, not a biggie. Will see if there is some other serial somewhere.

Monitor: Check! Hantarex MTC-900, has a sync problem, will figure that out later.

Powersupply: Check! In Working order.  :spaceace:

Cooling: Check! Zaccaria "industrial refrigurator style fan" present.  :D

Transformer assy: Check! Looks complete.

PCB: Check!  its a 60 in 1 and they hacked in a Jamma connector, will have to reverse that and make an adapter.

Coin PCB and Coincounter: No check, completely missing, i have these items in a box somewhere so not a problem.  8)

Damaged T moulding: Check! too bad, but what can you do, Zacc T moulding is difficult to find, does not bother me too much, its a battlescar.

C.P.P. (Control Panel Plexi): I looked everywhere, did not find one.  :D

Coinmechs: No check, completely missing along with the lights, switches and harness, oh well, may have some in a box, and if not, i can find them.

Coinbucket: Gone..  ;D

All in all a nice restore candidate, most of the stuff is there, it will live in front of my closet for now..

I was chatting with my girlfriend, and she suggested a very interesting idea. ::)
"Why you dont sell that big closet, the glasses you can put in your kitchen cabinets, and then you have a nice place to create a gamecorner"
So i sold the closet and its ready for pickup.

The closet left the building, time to clean some spiderwebs that where behind the closet.

After the cleaning session, i put the two zacc's in the "to be" gamecorner, Very happy with it!
Great idea honey, thanks!!  :-* :-*

Long day, but mission completed !

That is so Awesome !!!

Thanks alot !!  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: The Zaccaria WWW Picture Archive 2021
« on: January 11, 2022, 06:23:22 PM »
Ahhhh its that time of the year again, always a great highlight for me, Thanks already paul!

ps, i send you a pm i have some for next year's edition  ;)

Just made a deal for a zacc...   ::) ::)

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Zaccaria Frogger restoration completed
« on: December 28, 2021, 12:50:51 PM »
Very nice Paul!

I like that there is dedicated side art, but the zacc spacestation art is just fantastic  :spaceace: :spaceace:

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
« on: December 18, 2021, 01:35:09 PM »
wow, thats very cool !
Thanks a million, i just dont have the time to do it, so i am very thankfull ! :spaceace:

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Superully's ELEKTRO Arkade
« on: December 04, 2021, 07:56:50 PM »
yeah i am curious also, i miss the elektro arcade progress videos  8)

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
« on: November 17, 2021, 09:07:41 PM »
Another little update;
I printed the picture that i had of the "small" Vanguard CPO and placed that temporary under the plexi;

I know it needs a complete vector and print by Barry, and that will happen, but for now its better than the bare wood

Opened up Photoshop to "steal" some art that i can use in my vector file;

and made a start in vectors of the directions part of the cpo.
not finished yet, the inner black line is too thin.
The text part will be cut out anyway, so i dont worry about the text not beeing exact  ;D

All i need now is some time and some more time to vector all parts needed to recreate the cpo and the marquee.

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
« on: November 02, 2021, 09:04:48 AM »
Thanks man,

Don't know whats up, I have 2 chassis and 2 tubes, but only one i get some image. (see earlier posts)
Have to check both tubes and both chassis i guess, perhaps i can make one working from the 2, but i lack the time to dive into it.
oh well, maybe one day in the future, they are on the attic so not in the way.

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
« on: November 01, 2021, 04:42:57 PM »
Loooooong time has passed....
I took a break :)

Anyway, a little update for you guys;
Took for the test an old cut-up control panel and installed some switches:

Changed the monitor from a temp LCD to a VGA CRT, at least its a working CRT, The MTC900 is still not fixed unfortunatly  :oops:

60 in 1 up and running, found a suitable connector in a pile of stuff and the harness is complete now.

First game to test is ofcourse one of my favorites, Donkey Kong!  :spaceace: :spaceace:

And ofcourse "Part II" Junior!

Time to do something about that test situation, Received a long time ago some piece of plexi that should fit, I believe it was Bencao, but please correct me if i am wrong, than i can credit the right person, Anyway Thanks !

Also Thanks to Andre, long time ago he gave me this Suzo inductive stick.

As the provided connector only takes very thin wires, i soldered them on.

Some heatshrink and good to go!

Made to my measurements, and an exact fit!, great, i only need to drill a few extra holes.

As you can see i need a bigger hole for the joystick in the plexi.

and modify the already butchered wooden control panel.
Dont worry, i have the original here untouched ;-)

after some modifications it fits flat with the wood, will fixate it later and will post that once its done.

Kept the plastic front of the monitor, cut it up so that fits nice over the tube.
Later i will spray it black and make the cardboard inner bezel fit.

Thats it for now, oh i almost forgot, i transparent sprayed the glass bezel to prevent more chipping.

Its nice to be out there in the shed again and tinker with this stuff  ;D

Here's a picture of the sideart of a bit dirty and dingy Zaccaria Comidar cabinet found in Hungary by my pal Zsolt (a fellow collector).

Paul Swan has just said it's a converted Fitter.
And observing the theme of the games it's obvious he's right.

It must have (also) been an Amidar sometime for sure. No specific Zacc sideart exists for Comidar, I guess.

Comidar uses Spacetation art, mine is a comidar ;-)

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