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:: Luxembourg Road trip + WIP :: S.T.U.N. RUNNER from Atari
« on: December 11, 2007, 09:35:04 PM »
December 2007, in a dealing room... somewhere in Luxembourg...

...I'm working... and suddenly... a reminder is coming up ...  Oh no... another meeting ? another urgent task to do  ??? :-[

But hey... wait...  ::) ...



Hey... this is 'road trip' time  :D ...and for this one, a very special team-mate : Patrick... just in front of my desk  ;D  :arrow:



Ok, let's start the serious work  ;D

Patrick founded a good timeliness... and because he knows I'm in the 'Arcade Scene', he has decided to share the treasure with me... Niiice  :-*
He's looking for pinballs. His wife has access to the old stuff for an old game room in an amusement park.
He asks me to visit that place together and see what we can find... I like that  ;D ... 15 minutes to drive... and here we are... in that old amusement park depot. Because his wife is working for that amusement park (in fact, it's now a zoo), she was already there, with a van... and waiting for us  8)

Hey...Nice find : a dedicated Atari's S.T.U.N. RUNNER  8) Of course, I won't let that baby longer here ! Let's load it immidiately :



Opsss... the game is too high for the van... We have to remove the topper  :arrow:



...maybe we should have removed it *before* trying to load the whole cockpit  :-\ ;D



Done  :)



I'm happy for today  :P Now, let's make Patrick happy too  ;)

He gets this fabulous Bally's FATHOM pinball... first  ::) 8)



Let's prepare it for loading :



Hey... it's me... I can also 'work' on roadtrip... and not only taking pictures for stories  ;D ;D ;D  :arrow:



Get ready for the travel number 1  8)



Only 25 km to drive to reach the Patrick's house... in France... but close to one hour to drive (traffic jam grrrrr  :evil: :ghost:).



At the Patrick's house, we unload the pinball in his living room  ;D

...and what about my S.T.U.N. RUNNER ? Well... No more free space in my house... so Patrick accepts to keep the game in his garage  :-* :-*  :arrow:



Go back to the depot, in Luxembourg... another pinball for Patrick : Eight Ball Champ  :)  :arrow:



...and this time, Carine is more efficient than us to remove the pinball legs  :shock:  ;)  :arrow:



Travel number 2 : go back to Patrick's house ... he is now the proud owner of two pinballs  :D Welcome to the fabulous world of arcade & pinball @ home Patrick  :P And thanks again for keeping the S.T.U.N. RUNNER in your garage... until my new gaming room will be done  ;)



Good luck for the pinballs restoration  ;)

PS : Carine would like to have a Racing game now  :wink: :lol:
« Last Edit: February 03, 2009, 08:34:48 PM by DarthNuno »

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Re: :: Luxembourg Roadtrip :: S.T.U.N. RUNNER from Atari
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2007, 12:56:02 PM »
i've just made an observation...

the very bottom picture of the 8 ball champ pinball machine... it's rather tall isnt it??  :ghost:

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Re: :: Luxembourg Roadtrip :: S.T.U.N. RUNNER from Atari
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2007, 03:34:12 PM »
i've just made an observation...

the very bottom picture of the 8 ball champ pinball machine... it's rather tall isnt it??  :ghost:

Well see Vib'  ;) On that picture, the pinball has no legs... it is just dropped on a table, just after unloading it  :P

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Re: :: Luxembourg Roadtrip :: S.T.U.N. RUNNER from Atari
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2008, 06:38:25 PM »
After one year, it's now the time to bring back this game at home (Nuno's Lair V2 is ready)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

Can you believe it, my mother help me to bring back this 'thing' at home ... :shock: ::) :P  :arrow:



... and Freddy  ;D He swore  not to touch a cab' anymore but  ;D :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:  :arrow:



Now inside the 'v2'  :arrow:



Good condition but very dirty as you can see  :arrow:



I still don't know if work or not... I'll clean it first...

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Re: :: Luxembourg Roadtrip :: S.T.U.N. RUNNER from Atari
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2008, 06:44:59 PM »
many work to come, man...

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Re: :: Luxembourg Roadtrip :: S.T.U.N. RUNNER from Atari
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2008, 06:53:11 PM »
many work to come, man...


Maybe not... it's just a lot of dust, but no damage  ;)
It has not been switched since many years... who know what will happens  ;D

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Re: :: Luxembourg Road trip + WIP :: S.T.U.N. RUNNER from Atari
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2009, 08:52:12 PM »
And...................................................... back on this! ;D

This cab' has never been plugged since I got it  :P
As you can see, it's not a small one  :arrow:



I know nothing about that 'cockpit'? ... Is it working or not ? What about the monitor ? PCB still inside and ... complete ?  ???

Let's check BEFORE plugging the game for the first time ...



Still a lot of dust as you can see...  :oops: ... but I prefer to see if it's working or not *FIRST*, before cleaning all the thing!

Let's check the identity  :arrow:



Let's open the back door. Hey, it looks very clean inside...



... the board looks very clean too, and nothing seems to be missing at first sight  8)  :arrow:



Ok... so ... it's time...

POWER ON


...





...





...






Holy Jesus... it's working  :P :o  :-*  :arrow:



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Re: :: Luxembourg Road trip + WIP :: S.T.U.N. RUNNER from Atari
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2009, 09:16:08 PM »
Wow, bonus! Bet that surprised you.... Why did you wait so long to try plugging it in? You need to put your topper back on too  ;D

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Re: :: Luxembourg Road trip + WIP :: S.T.U.N. RUNNER from Atari
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2009, 08:47:16 PM »
Beware, bringing in dusty or dirty games to your lair.... SILVERFISH.....    :shock:

If you know of these bugs, they will destroy any paper items such as posters, sidearts, collectibles in packages etc.

Once they're in, it's damn near impossible to get rid of them!


If possible, use an air compressor and clean out the games somewhat before bringing them into the lair!

I went to crazy lenghts to make sure no silverfish were moved from the old house to the new game room. 

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Re: :: Luxembourg Road trip + WIP :: S.T.U.N. RUNNER from Atari
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2009, 11:45:48 PM »
Silverfish like moisture. If you have them there's bound to be some water or moist surroundings involved somewhere. Haven't seen any of them in my cabs. I've seen others though like spiders in my  Centipede (no, really !) and a (dead) lady-bug in my Galaxian :D

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Re: :: Luxembourg Road trip + WIP :: S.T.U.N. RUNNER from Atari
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2009, 06:25:43 PM »
Here's my 'hall of fame'   ;D  :arrow:


(dead ? inside a Time Pilot)


(Spider *alive* in the APB)


(Spider *alive* on the Dragon's Lair panel)

and...



A *dead* butterfly inside this STUN RUNNER  ;D 8)

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« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2009, 06:31:10 PM »
Wow, bonus! Bet that surprised you.... Why did you wait so long to try plugging it in? You need to put your topper back on too  ;D
Yes! A good surprise  :) Well, the game was in storage since almost one year, without any access to it. When It came inside my game room, I was already working on many others projects with a highest IRQ number  ;)

Beware, bringing in dusty or dirty games to your lair.... SILVERFISH.....    :shock:

Yes, in fact... I've removed the WORST before entering the game inside the game room.
...but I really need a true workshop for games to restore  :-\


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Re: :: Luxembourg Road trip + WIP :: S.T.U.N. RUNNER from Atari
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2009, 12:15:46 AM »
Sometimes I wonder if there are weird powers amongst us. I think it must have been 10 years ago since I last saw a silverfish, and today, while I was working at a customer, one was running across the desk I was working on !!!

Yugh.


2nd time he wasn't so lucky. He's in silverfish heaven now. Sorry, I hate those little creepers.....

By the way, what a GREAT addition !!!! LOVE IT !!!!

I've only played S.T.U.N. runner on my Atari Lynx and it's a pretty good game on that little machine, so I can imagine how it is on the real thing !!! Whooohooo seriously nice score my friend !!!

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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2009, 05:29:39 PM »
Dude.. Sooo jealous!!    ;D

Stun Runner is one of my favorites...  DEFINATELY on my GET IT list!!!!!

As soon as I saw this post again... I heard

Welcome to The BOOST CHALLENGE!!!!              I ALWAYS  kicked everyone out of the top place!!!   LOL  ;D ;D ;D ;D


Gotta catch up with ya Bruno!!!    :oops:  :lol:  :spaceace:

I sure wish I would have ordered that T shirt back in 1989!!!   

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Re: :: Luxembourg Road trip + WIP :: S.T.U.N. RUNNER from Atari
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2009, 09:45:51 AM »
As soon as I saw this post again... I heard
Welcome to The BOOST CHALLENGE!!!!              I ALWAYS  kicked everyone out of the top place!!!   LOL  ;D ;D ;D ;D

 ;D

...but regarding the sound... well... this is the *bad* part of the story yet : The game has some sound problem  >:(

I can hear the sound of the ship, sometime a part of music when you select level, and something the female voice... but there is problem with other sounds/voices/effect. I've just compared with mame...

I sure wish I would have ordered that T shirt back in 1989!!!   

...A T shirt? huh... OK  :) ... understood  ;D In the game menu settings :arrow:



Man, this one should be a true collector now  :P Regarding such game contests... back in the DayZ.. what a motivation for the player, wasn't it ?  :)

I'm still in the menu, let's take a ride ...

Statistics :



Average Time/coin: 91 sec ? Expensive game  :roll:

ERROR COUNTS : Does it supposed to help me?  ;D  :arrow:



Let's see the High Scores  :arrow:



Do these high scores are good? I'm not (yet) a S.T.U.N. Runner player... so I can't tell  ::) :P