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Author Topic: :: Rise from the death the Ghosts and the Goblins : *easy* workshop ::  (Read 10764 times)
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« on: April 08, 2010, 11:09:42 AM »


Following this road trip in UK  arrow



Let's start to work on the world famous Capcom game... - no, this IS not Street Fighter II  Roll Eyes - ... let's name it : GHOSTS'N'GOBLINS  Kiss

When I plug the game and put a coin, I can start a game...and I can hear all the sounds... but the screen display nothing. Let's remove the back door :



Good, it's the original capcom board  Kiss  arrow



Its identity, a sitcker on the cabinet :



Something funny here : The sticker says : "GHOST'N'GOBLINS" ... without the "S" for GHOSTS.

I use to see different spelling for that game over the Internet...even different on the flyer itself  shock  arrow



... interesting isn't it? ... but let's stand that the original spelling for this game is the one written on the game itself (over the panel overlay, side arts and marquee)  Cool  arrow GHOSTS'N'GOBLINS  Smiley

The serial is also available on the monitor brackets :



At this point, even If I can play the game 'blind' ... I'm not sure everything will be right on screen : maybe graphics garbages or missing... who knows? So, before trying to repair the monitor, let's build a custom 'display adapter' CAPCOM to SCART (true RGB'ed of course  Winkarrow



YEAHHAAW !!! The game works fine  Kiss Kiss Kiss  arrow



For this very special game, I mean : full of warm colors, smooth scrooling, cutes characters... I want to use a brand new monitor of course  Wink So I'll remove the current dead monitor which I'll keep for a later restoration. Let's disassemble all the stuff in order to remove it. The main bezel first :



...a wood frame, and under it... a black paper bezel :



This is it ... naked :



Now, let's prepare the *brand* new display... thanks god, the screen is -as curved- as the original one  Kiss  arrow



Disassembled... and fixed on a monitor frame ... ready to go :



Red/Green/Blue/Sync/Ground wires are now going into the SCART connector in order to input the original RGB signal. You all know here that the result is 100% arcade accurate. I'll also input correct voltage for switching automatically the TV into RGB/Scart mode :



Hey, I didn't notice... the SN is also written on the metal board box...



It's like a car : SN written everywhere (too bad it's just a sticker and not 'carved'  Roll Eyes)

Ok, let's try how it works with this display (not the same used to check the board in the beginning of this topic)  arrow



Yeah Baby YEah!  Kiss Kiss Kiss  arrow



Ok, I'll have to found back the maintenance code in order to set the horizontal size of the screen, but... it's alive... and sometime it's good to have *almost* nothing to do... and having time for playing games... and especially this one  Kiss Kiss Kiss

Ok, now that my mind is clean (I mean "the hardware is working"), the next step will be some cleaning ... stay tuned  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2010, 03:19:16 PM »

looking real good Bruno! congratulations once again with this wonderful game!  Space Ace
And, itīs funny to see how the real deal is build, mineīs not build in the same way, but the basics is there  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2010, 10:00:14 PM »

The best video game ever made.
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2010, 10:51:25 PM »

that really was an easy fix - at least for you with all your scart-building experience. i'm sure you can build them in your sleep by now, right?

looking forward to the rest of the resto  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2010, 11:58:40 AM »

Great game and very good conditions cabinet! Finding the PCB working should have been like finding a treasure (it also has it's own casket)  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2010, 08:36:35 AM »

congrats bruno,
As mentioned, I didn't pay attention on the ghosts 'n' goblins S issue.
allways thought it was ghost'n'goblins without the 's' at the end of ghost.

maybe a working cabinet for Vierzon  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2010, 09:09:25 AM »

 Kiss

...and got a new package  Roll Eyes :



Yes! An other original GNG board for spare Tongue  arrow



...but this one has been "jamma-ized", directly on the connectors  Ghost  arrow



Let's reverse that operation!  arrow



...and finally check if that board is working...



Yeah!  Kiss  arrow



I feel better know, it's good to have at last one *spare* board  Tongue Cool
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2010, 12:03:34 PM »

I feel better know, it's good to have at last one *spare* board  Tongue Cool

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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2010, 06:07:59 PM »

I feel better know, it's good to have at last one *spare* board  Tongue Cool

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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2010, 03:30:51 PM »

hate connectors that are soldered directly to the board. i 2nd your sentiment.

lemme know if you can find a spare ghouls n ghosts.  lol
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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2010, 07:28:59 PM »

hate connectors that are soldered directly to the board. i 2nd your sentiment.

lemme know if you can find a spare ghouls n ghosts.  lol
for that, there's the "convert" way...
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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2010, 09:28:48 PM »

Nice to see, great game!
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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2010, 05:32:52 PM »

lemme know if you can find a spare ghouls n ghosts.  lol

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Hey Vib, a *boot* Daimakaimura (aka Ghouls'n Ghosts) is on ebay France, right now : right here (Buy it now for 99€)

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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2010, 07:48:48 PM »

ah... thank you for thinking of me. i think i will pass on this one this time. i think i can accept a converted board but not a bootleg.

i am going to sell some stuff off and fund this board i have decided.  Wink
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« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2011, 11:16:09 AM »

Hi,

Great looking cab.
I know this post is old but I was wondering what the size of the original monitor or your replacement TV is? 19 inch or bigger?

Thanks
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