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Re: [Superully's Roadtrip] Into the Wild
« Reply #60 on: September 10, 2012, 07:37:20 PM »
Damn! This is the 2nd Blasteroids ive seen in Europe, congratesvon the catch!!! :spaceace: :spaceace:

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Re: [Superully's Roadtrip] Into the Wild
« Reply #61 on: September 11, 2012, 07:09:59 AM »
Yeah, the question is how could you find these cool places? :D

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Re: [Superully's Roadtrip] Into the Wild
« Reply #62 on: September 11, 2012, 07:38:29 AM »
Great story and nice cabs (Atari Inside ;) ).

Great challenge to convert the BZ into Red Baron  :P

You should call you Indy (Indiana Jones)  ;D ;D ;D ;D

No.. not possible... because of your shoes  ;)
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« Reply #63 on: September 13, 2012, 03:49:46 PM »

yesterday i went to the second location again to pick up my dirt-cheap cabs and i also took some (unmotivated) photos of the pinballs still available. so for all the pinballs lovers out there, here you go :arrow:











i also had to check out the universal gALAXy wars for my austrian arcade-buddy alex! apart from being damn dirty on the outside, the cab is in great condition ...



... and unhacked und really clean on the inside!



the only downside is what you get on the screen once you turn it on! but honestly, 50 bucks is still a great price for it - working or not!!!



oh, as an added bonus i also got the following boxed NOS commodore 1901 monitor FOR FREE!!! it was already sitting on the pile of debris outside which was ready to go to the dumpster, i spotted it, asked about it and the owner told me i could have it if i wanted to, because it would be thrown away otherwise!!!



question to the experts: is that as good a test monitor as the 1084 is? i've read it was produced expecially for the commodore 128 and there aren't that many of them around anymore ...
all i need is ... PONG - and a select few others: TOUCH ME, DRAGON'S LAIR, JOUST, ROBOTRON, MR DO, SAN FRANCISCO RUSH THE ROCK!!!

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Re: [Superully's Roadtrip] Into the Wild
« Reply #64 on: September 13, 2012, 06:24:33 PM »
Stupid Commodore, there is a 1901 which is monochrome and a 1901 which is color....mmmmmm ;)

Anyway, it says here it can do RGB so it should be fine as test monitor. Just need to know the pin outs...

http://www.richardlagendijk.nl/cip/monitor/item/1901/en
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Re: [Superully's Roadtrip] Into the Wild
« Reply #65 on: September 13, 2012, 06:27:25 PM »
all i need is ... PONG - and a select few others: TOUCH ME, DRAGON'S LAIR, JOUST, ROBOTRON, MR DO, SAN FRANCISCO RUSH THE ROCK!!!

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Re: [Superully's Roadtrip] Into the Wild
« Reply #66 on: September 13, 2012, 06:30:41 PM »
Updated above...

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Re: [Superully's Roadtrip] Into the Wild
« Reply #67 on: September 13, 2012, 06:34:59 PM »
Oops, here it says it is digital RGB.....no good for us....you need analogue....

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Re: [Superully's Roadtrip] Into the Wild
« Reply #68 on: September 13, 2012, 06:44:58 PM »
Mmm and here it looks like it CAN do analogue RGB.....

http://www.ntrautanen.fi/computers/hardware/misc/1901_specs.htm

Nice and puzzling...

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Re: [Superully's Roadtrip] Into the Wild
« Reply #69 on: September 13, 2012, 06:55:38 PM »
Pfff, nobody seems to actually know, I googled and didn't diff a clear answer...

Let's say there are easier monitors that we know will work as test monitor....and they are dirt cheap...

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« Reply #70 on: September 13, 2012, 09:52:14 PM »
thx for your efforts, andré - appreciated a lot! i'll probably sell it then ;)
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« Reply #71 on: September 19, 2012, 04:45:53 PM »

yesterday i found the time to inspect the second space encounters i brought home - as i've said, this one is in so much nicer condition than the first one, i'd even call that an outstanding condition!



in fact, it looks almost mint (and that's a word i rarely use when it comes to old arcade cabinets)!



it IS dirty though and one the plexi inside has fallen off, but that's only a matter of taping it back on



however, i have no idea about how the game looks on the inside (e.g. if it has been hacked or if parts are missing), because the game came without keys. there are three locks on the cabinet: one on the coin door and two more on the lower / upper back door. i took a gamble and drilled open the lower back door lock first - here's a first glance inside after probably 30 years of not having been opened :arrow:



as you can see, it is extremely clean and it seems to be unhacked / complete. also on the bottom of the cab, a complete set of manuals along with all the schematics ...



... and a small mystery bag! ???



never seen anything like that inside a cabinet, so i'm anxiously opening it up to find the following: a NOS set of leg levelers and their corresponding nuts :P



a look at the back of the coin door from inside - i'm sure you'll quickly notice ...



... the set of keys dangling from the coin door hook! fortunately, they open the other two undrilled locks!!! :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:



with the keys for the coin door found, i can unlock it to remove the lid of the coin box - only to gind this inside: MONEY MONEY MONEY!!! :)



all in all, i'm dancing in joy because of the condition the cabinet is in and because of all the goodies i've found - and the price i paid for it was unbeatable 8)
all i need is ... PONG - and a select few others: TOUCH ME, DRAGON'S LAIR, JOUST, ROBOTRON, MR DO, SAN FRANCISCO RUSH THE ROCK!!!

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Re: [Superully's Roadtrip] Into the Wild
« Reply #72 on: September 19, 2012, 05:07:30 PM »
Lol, you earned 13 deutsch mark and the condition of the cab is einmalig, great find!!! :spaceace:

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« Reply #73 on: September 19, 2012, 07:40:56 PM »
Yeahhh me like..... Great find good to have it in save hands!

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Re: [Superully's Roadtrip] Into the Wild
« Reply #74 on: September 20, 2012, 12:12:40 PM »
Wow, you are really one lucky guy!!   Congrats!! :)