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TwinvaderIII by Actronics / WIP
« on: August 22, 2010, 08:07:04 PM »
I found in the attic of my father my beloved TwinvaderIII  :-*



Still under its (damaged & colors faded) box  :arrow:



I've good memories on this one!  :P Still in good condition as you can see :





Nice shape :



Still the batteries cover on it ... and hey  ::) See the LEGO(tm) custom sticker ... I was to have a good reason at the time to have stuck it, so I leave it  ;D  :arrow:



Back door sheet Instructions :



Ok, let's try it... more than 25 or 27 years later  ::) ... ouchhh  :shock:  :arrow:



Mhhh... battery acid damage and/or rust there  :oops: mmhhh, maybe I should try to power up with an AC adapter first. What should I need in order to input the same voltage than this?!  :arrow:



4 x 1,5 = a 6V ac adapter than? Anyway, I do not have one right here...

So, let's see inside the beast :



Powered by this  :arrow:



Ok, I'll try first to clean all the battery contacts... let's remove them :



...and try to remove the rust/acid? in the usual bath :



Let's wait few hours now...  8)

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Re: TwinvaderIII by Actronics / WIP
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2010, 08:11:37 PM »
Hey Brono,
How's that book I see in the photo's. Can you make some shots of the pages inside?
Thanks!

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Re: TwinvaderIII by Actronics / WIP
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2010, 08:22:53 PM »
6 volt DC, not AC ;)

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Re: TwinvaderIII by Actronics / WIP
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2010, 08:27:01 PM »
Nice restoration, can't wait the result! ;D

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Re: TwinvaderIII by Actronics / WIP
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2010, 10:09:46 PM »
Hey Brono,
How's that book I see in the photo's. Can you make some shots of the pages inside?
Thanks!
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Re: TwinvaderIII by Actronics / WIP
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2010, 10:27:05 PM »
Hey Bruno I remember this handheld ... now I want to see it working  :spaceace:
PROJECTS FROM SCRATCH:

Galaga - PacMan - Donkey Kong Red Cab - Track & Field Upright - Tempest - Burgertime - Gyruss - Defender - Track & Field Cocktail - Robotron 2084

RESTORATIONS:

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Re: TwinvaderIII by Actronics / WIP
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2010, 10:34:27 PM »
I'm sure you'll ask about this ok ::) ;)

I had this book, long long time ago (27 years ago to be exact)... and finally I lost it... until few weeks ago, I've found it (a second hand one of course) on amazon France. Here's for example 2 pages :





Looks interesting isn't it?  ::) :P

The French title of this book is : "Comment jouer avec son ordinateur et sa video" ... and ... its written by an English guy : Ian Graham and so, there's an English version  :arrow:



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Re: TwinvaderIII by Actronics / WIP
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2010, 10:48:42 PM »
But what title.....in English. Looks pretty fun.

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Re: TwinvaderIII by Actronics / WIP
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2010, 10:54:02 PM »
But what title.....in English. Looks pretty fun.
Mhhh, a little bit tired AndrĂ©?  ::)  ;D  :arrow:


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Re: TwinvaderIII by Actronics / WIP
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2010, 10:57:41 PM »
The last link in your posting is a question mark for me. When I click the image does appear though, hadn't done that....

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Re: TwinvaderIII by Actronics / WIP
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2010, 11:02:47 PM »
The last link in your posting is a question mark for me. When I click the image does appear though, hadn't done that....

The initial picture works for me, but not a problem AndrĂ©, that is the reason I've uploaded the picture on this server, so I'm sure the cover will stay on this post  8)
Yes, the book is very fun, especially the last part when they try to anticipate the future games in 20 years (so today)  ;D I'll post a picture tomorrow if you want  ;)

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Re: TwinvaderIII by Actronics / WIP
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2010, 11:38:29 PM »
That would be great !  ;D

And yes, I'm a bit tired after playing LOADS of pinball machines today :D


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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2010, 09:00:07 AM »
OMG that yellow one on the bottom right of the book cover... I had it!
I bought it in a TANDY store in Belgium back in the days... aaah tandy stores, always cheap cool stuff there for a kid.
I remember that this game was easy (and made me look like a super player) because the invaders were always arriving exactely the same way  ;)
I have to find it back now. It's my new mission.

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Re: TwinvaderIII by Actronics / WIP
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2010, 09:08:44 AM »
Guess I have it double in a few weeks. I let you know when I can miss one.

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Re: TwinvaderIII by Actronics / WIP
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2010, 09:15:25 AM »
Wow thanks! Yes, please do.  :) :)
I just checked quickly and it's not that easy to find.