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Technical Area / Re: Zaccaria schematics redrawn
« on: September 01, 2023, 04:17:17 PM »
Nice, thanks!

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: New arrival: Zaccaria Scramble ^^
« on: August 29, 2023, 05:41:50 AM »
I have the same problem too, of making "blanks" for the curved marque for repro's.

Would need to make a new mold and then apply the same process as the semicircle marque:

Technical Area / Re: Zaccaria Joystick... from 4 ways to 8 ways ?
« on: August 01, 2023, 10:50:01 PM »
Heh, if it works, ship it :)

Technical Area / Re: Zaccaria Joystick... from 4 ways to 8 ways ?
« on: July 31, 2023, 04:21:07 PM »
Yeah, I don't think the microswitch one is original. Maybe it was replaced, and they kept the original shaft? A Franken-stick ?

Technical Area / Re: Zaccaria Joystick... from 4 ways to 8 ways ?
« on: July 27, 2023, 09:35:08 PM »
There are holes in the plastic base that may hint the base can be rotated +45 degrees and the switches moved -45 degrees to allow the hole to be in the 8-way position. Assuming the switch base is separatable from the mount base.

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: New arrival: Zaccaria Scramble ^^
« on: July 18, 2023, 05:19:13 PM »
That's quite a restoration - kudos for taking that on :)

It takes time to heat through, more time than you would think, until it becomes soft to the touch, basically like a rubber sheet. I usually use my fingers to press on it to get to approximately flat and then load it up with books to full flat. Doesn't need a lot of pressure when it's soft.

There were a lot of cigarettes rested in various places over several years :)

Never tried a hair dryer so I don't know if that's hot enough. On low, my heat gun is still a lot hotter than a hair dryer though.


Folks leaving their cigarettes resting there while they played back in the day :)

A heat gun on low can be used to soften the plastic and then use a weight to flatten it whilst it cools.

The burn damage, I 've only cleaned mine and not attempted anything more than that. Eventually I may go with a repro, but I'm OK leaving it as battle damage from a life well lived :)


Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Zaccaria Vanguard finished
« on: February 23, 2023, 12:58:13 AM »
It's a great cabinet, nice restore!

Arcade Lifestyle / The Zaccaria WWW Picture Archive 2022
« on: January 31, 2023, 05:20:27 AM »

A couple of highlights from last year:
 - A complete Zaccaria Armada game PCB finally surfaced, a revised Sea Battle game to fit a standard cabinet.
 - A collection of early 80's UK trade magazine 'Leisure Play' was scanned with a trove of industry inside information.

Looks great to me, but I haven't received a reply from Joeks about using it for a repro yet. I'll PM him again to ask,

No problem Dreamstates, go for it :)

Here's a scan of the taped up broken glass, 300DPI 24-bit raw uncompressed. Alas, I lost access to the Xerox so this is from an old Microtek A3 flat.

Is that any better as a starting point?


Bela kindly sent me the raw files,

Do you think it's usable Joeks? I'll still pull mine and scan as well as another reference.


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