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Vortek V3 - The neverending story
« on: September 25, 2011, 03:36:04 PM »
Hi Folks !

This might to become the never-ending thread about my "new" Vortek V3 ... (Pics will follow)
In the last days this machine was delivered and after 5 seconds I thought ..

What a mess ...

After the next five secs ....

Damn f*ck bloody hell or with Q*berts words : @!#?@!

As I say : pics will follow, but I'll try to describe also in a few words.

Housing : Broken .. massive broken.
PC-Engine inside : HDD damaged, Power supply damages, not enough memory inserted, doesn't matter, also damaged.
DVD-Rom : broken, floppy does not work.
Monitor inside the "cab" : still repaired, but not fixed inside the housing .. the chassis of the monitor circles around the cab ...
The back-cover of the cab is musing, the second Power-Supply is missing, the Subwoofer also ...
Service switch is fallen apart etc etc etc
The "Helmet" : Monitor is working, but the picture is too far to the right, and can't be aligned .. many screws are missing
Dirt, scratches and what ever all over the machine ..
Absolute a horror state ..

So I decided the following ..

I will build a new cab, or I will modify a cab and will rebuild the Vortek-V3 with a new housing ..
All Ideas will follow .. also some pics ..
Since I am currently ill and unable to work, I have much time to look after that!

Let the "Show" begin !

Didi

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Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2011, 03:55:45 PM »
Let the "Show" begin !

let the picture show begin ... never heard of that thing before!

of course i have to ask: did you buy this blindly without knowing anything about its condition?
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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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2011, 04:26:53 PM »
Let the "Show" begin !

let the picture show begin ... never heard of that thing before!

of course i have to ask: did you buy this blindly without knowing anything about its condition?

Yes .. thats the failure !!
Ok.. I go out and make some pics ..



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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2011, 05:12:08 PM »
Here are the first pics ..

First the thing I expected :



Thats the thing I received (laying on the floor, and helmet removed)



Broken Frontpanel :



Completely killed corner :



Complete scratched glass (lexan) at he front ..



The really good sideart (the other side has lost the colors and is really killed):



The internals :



More to come ....

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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2011, 05:57:35 PM »
I don't know, why the pics are so big .. if I open them here, they are not so big .. hmm..

Here the next ones ...

A view inside the "helmet" .. :



The outer view of the helmet (sorry about the mess in the background, but i'm a freak, not a room-mate):



Another view in the helmet :




and one of the missing screw-holes :



The original documentation (very useful) :




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Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2011, 05:59:47 PM »
hey didi, no offense, but is it possible to make the pictures somewhat smaller? i don't have a 42'' monitor ;)
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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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2011, 06:01:27 PM »
And last but not least two videos :

Once again the Attract-Mode (ripped from the installation CD)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RxaM1-1n7s

And here a view inside the helmet (hope you can see)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81IQr9MxQ00

The sound of the big spring at the helmet sounds like a old man .. hehe

I'm so tired ..
« Last Edit: September 25, 2011, 06:16:21 PM by 2-mad »

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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2011, 06:05:27 PM »
hey didi, no offense, but is it possible to make the pictures somewhat smaller? i don't have a 42'' monitor ;)

I don't know why the pics are so big in the forum .. here they are rather small ..
I made them with my iPhone ..

HELP !

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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2011, 06:07:40 PM »
I made them with my iPhone ..

that says it all ;D
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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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2011, 06:13:22 PM »
I made them with my iPhone ..

that says it all ;D

I love you too ! ..  :lol:
Please reload the page .. I made them smaller !

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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2011, 06:19:59 PM »
so the helmet and the game somehow works?
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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« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2011, 06:55:07 PM »
so the helmet and the game somehow works?

After a new 512MB stripe of Ram a new power supply for the PC a new DVD-Drive
some electrical hints and soldering some stuff and a little bla bla .. one of three games is running ..
Beach Head 2002 runs ..
The rest is killed .. the HDD has too much faulty sectors ..  I'll try to fix them later ..

But at all : I've got running Hardware .. thats a base...

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Re: Vortek V3 - The neverending story
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2011, 09:23:50 PM »
not seen one before, Looks really interesting
when working can be a great game :)

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« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2011, 09:24:59 PM »
not seen one before, Looks really interesting
when working can be a great game :)

Yeah, looks like a really cool one. ;)

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« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2011, 10:48:09 PM »
It is working "halfway" ..  :lol:
And I still played BeachHead 2002 ! Believe me... It IS fun !
My Plan is to create a new Mame based machine wich can both.. To be the original one and to switch to "other" games