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« on: February 06, 2012, 09:41:11 PM »



>>> EUROCADE 2012 <<< saturday 1 september 2012, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands


OK guys and girls, What do you say ? Can we do it again ? Will we have as many people and cabs there again ? Are you willing to do another nuts-trip again ?

Last december, when the year came to an end I was reflecting a bit on the year, of course Eurocade came up as one of the high points of 2011.
I also thought that September 2012 was still a pretty long time away and thought what the hell, why don't we just do it again....

So I asked around at the Eurocade 2011 crew, and all agreed to help me out with Eurocade 2012 !!!

Yes, the initial idea was to let Eurocade travel around Europe, but since there were no serious alternatives coming up AND since everything about Eurocade 2011 seemed to be very satisfying for everyone we thought, why not "same place, same time".

You can be assured that we have learned from the couple of things we can still improve on and will try and make Eurocade 2012 even better !!!!

SOOOOOOOOOO, take out your agenda and make a big reservation for september the first 2012 !!!! (better, cross out the entire weekend !!!!)

As last year, Eurocade is nothing without the visitors bringing a cab. I hope everyone who brought one last year (or two) can do it again, and those who didn't please do everything in your way to make it possible to bring one because this is THE essence of Eurocade: bring one cab, enjoy LOTS of cabs !

Based on the survey we did after Eurocade 2011, we decided that this year we will have a FIXED contribution price including everything (except drinks) because the vast majority of people indicated they preferred that.

We will have to do some calculation to see what the price will be at let you know ASAP.

Again, Eurocade is for YOU, BY YOU, without YOUR cab Eurocade is NOTHING. Only together we can make Eurocade 2012 a success like 2011 !!!

Please post here if you are willing to join in the fun, how many people you will bring (same rules as last year) and how many and what cabs !!!!


Well, why not simply start the well known list: (the last updates are always shown in red, the blue one's I haven't got all info !)

Attending (49):
Level 42 (André-NL, Crew)
CKONG (Erik-NL, Crew)
Etienne (Etienne-NL, Crew)
Gyruss (Pieter-NL, Crew)
RobinHolland (Robin-NL, Crew)
ChrisChris (Chris-B, Crew)
Belike + Zita (Béla + Zita-HU)
PunkRockCaveman + Mrs. PRC (Jörg + ?? Sorry forgot !-DE)
Muerto (Michael-DK)
Liquidx (Colin-B)
Atarimania (Franck-F)
Superully (Ullrich-DE)
Polderarcade + Rolf (Bart +Rolf-NL)
Bencao74+GF (Jochen + Celia-DE)
Tup (Alexander-NL)
DarthNuno (Bruno-B)
Speleo_DE + Mrs.Speleo_DE and 2 daughters (Andreas, Elke, Anna & Verena-DE)
Van Burnham + family (Van + ??-USA)
Bomjac (Dave-UK)
Hi (Noel-F)
Laszo (Leo-NL)
Joeks (Barry-NL)
Vnera + friend (Wout + Jeroen-NL)
Mr. & Mrs. Atari (Sijmen + Sandra-NL)
Vernimark (Marco-I)
Psykick (Hasan-NL)
Count Galious (Martijn-NL)
Bjt (Bernard-NL)
Arcadegek + wife + daughter (Donald, ? + ? -NL)
Kid + 2 friends (Justin, Quentin, Pierre-BE)
Nol.an (Nolan-NL)

Special guests (sponsors):
Jan + family (Beeld & Geluid)
Jinkx (FREAKSHIRT.NL / shadaloo.eu)

Extra special guest: PacWhiz (Aart)


Videogames (40):
Phoenix (CKONG)
Star Wars Cockpit (Level42)
Joust (with Jrok multi-board also plays Robotron 2084) (Level42)
Centipede (Level42)
Asterock (Level42)
Mario Bros. Widebody (Gyruss)
Galaxian (Level42)
Berzerk (Level42)
Ms. Pac Man (Gyruss)
Hard Drivin' cockpit (if ready) (Level42)
Space Invaders (Taito) (ChrisChris)
Juno First (ChrisChris)
Donkey Kong (Gyruss)
Donkey Kong Jr. (Tub)
Crazy Kong (Etienne)
Moon Patrol (Gyruss)
Simpsons (Gyruss)
Amidar (PunkRochCaveman)
Omega Race (Liquidx)
Bad Lands (Polderarcade)
Vindicators (Polderarcade)
Hang-On Deluxe (depending on weather) (Polderarcade)
Spy Hunter (RobinHolland)
Magical Spot 2 (cocktail) (RobinHolland)
Pong 1:2 scale repro (Etienne)
Lunar Lander (Level42)
Out Run mini (Gyruss)
Galaga (Gyruss)
Slam II (4 player Pong table) (Speleo_de)
Mad Planets (Ultra Rare Euro version !) (SuperUlly)
Warlords (upright) (AtariMania)
Bubble Bobble (Muerto)
Ice Cold Beer (PunkRockCaveman)
Frogger (Zaccaria) (Laszo)
Space Duel (Bencao)
Pleiads (DarthNuno)
Nintendo Red Tent with Hyperspin (Psykik)
Bartop arcade cab (Psykik)
Rad Mobile (Count Galious)
Revolution X (MAYBE !) (Kid)
Neo Geo MVS (Muerto)


Pinballs (3):
Jungle Lord (Polderarcade)
Goldwings (Polderarcade)
Creature from the Black Lagoon (Kid)

I had a look at our financial bookkeeping from last year and as you know we managed to break even.

Now....from the survey it was indicated by a majority of people that they want to switch to a fixed price and get rid of the "free donations" piggybank. The reason is simple: if everybody pays a fixed price, it is the fairest for everyone.

Now we did some budgeting for 2012 and it turns out that the price per person will be €20 per person.

This covers the following:

- soft-drinks and low alcohol drinks during the entire day (we do expect and ask you to keep moderate and                   won't allow excessive drinking)
- lunch including fresh rolls, hot soup and our famous Dutch hot snacks !
- at 18.00 sharp a fabulous buffet with various dishes !!
- a day of fun !!!!

From this we also finance:
- rental of the building
- electricity costs
- "dress up" costs of the arcade room
- all other costs

Last year we managed with the drinks but only because a lot of you guys were kind enough to bring trays of beer/lemonade etc.etc.
We kindly ask you to keep that up as we WON'T make the budget !

I know I can count on you !!!

Thanks !

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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 09:53:03 PM »

Hihaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
I'm game and I'm bringing 2 cabs!
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012, 09:55:40 PM »

GGGGGGGRRREEEEAAAATTTT !

Can we also count on your help with some decoration as you offered earlier on ? Some things to consider: price, fire safety, re-usability,  and transportability Wink

Which cabs will you bring ? Please no "mystery cabs" this year, people want to know if their favorite game is going to be there Smiley Even if it's not sure, please mention your intention Wink

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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012, 10:04:26 PM »

Yes, of course I'm still OK to work on the "decoration" too.
About the cabs this year I will definitely bring a working Taito Space Invaders and probably the Juno First too (still have to work on both so, let's say it's 75% confirmed (but I have plan Bs)).
Eurocade (201)2: If you hear the aliens blastin', do come a knockin'!
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2012, 10:13:59 PM »

For now, i will definitely bring my Donkey Kong and Moon Patrol. If we get Ronald Reagan's dedicated 4 player Simpsons working i'll bring that too. 
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012, 10:31:04 PM »

André, André, you just came out from the hospital and your first attraction is Eurocade 2012, lol! Grin Space Ace
Count us in of course, I will give another try to my Space Pirate, if it won't be ready, the participants can choose one from the Zaccs.
I also thought about Defender as a 2nd option, but it does not fit to my car. Undecided
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2012, 11:18:04 PM »

LOL.....well I can push some keys on the keyboard, believe it or not I even did some "bullet proofing" work on an Amplifone board set tonight....I'm getting board enough already. With the snow and freezing cold it's almost impossible to go out for me now....

Hey, Arcadelifestyle at it's best right ? Wink

I am totally honored and extremely happy that you are willing to AGAIN do this epic trip all the way from Budapest !!!  Space Ace Space Ace :space ace:

Space Pirate is definitely unique and it would be cool to be able to give it a proper try Smiley I added it to the list, if things change (it will always change) we can adjust the list of course........
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2012, 11:30:11 PM »

Hell yeah!!!  The bullet is through the church.  Space Ace

I'm very happy to be part of the crew again, it was soooooooooo much fun last year. And I will bring a cab along of course, don't know which one yet, but will let you all know in time.

So, 1 September is marked with a big fat red cross in my agenda. In fact, like last year, you can also count on me the day before (and after).
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2012, 11:38:58 PM »

I bet you won't be surprised, but I vote Black Widow !!!
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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2012, 08:07:33 AM »

YEAH! Of course I'm in .. Since my Eurocade approved PP died this weekend it's time to move on and do some progress to fix some cabs that are in the storage for a long time. So I will concentrate on one machine I am very excited to play since two years now: Video Pinball   Smiley

With maybe a little help from my friends here I think it will be possible to get it to work till September and bring it to Eurocade.
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« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2012, 09:50:48 AM »

That would be totally AWESOME PRC !! And a nice inspiration for me too !!!
I will be at Robins wednesday next week (condition allowing) and I will bring my VP pcb to see if we get any life out of it....at least it can function as a back up if needed...

I do assume Mrs. PRC will join you this time ??
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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2012, 10:04:36 AM »

I'm afraid, Mrs. Caveman will not attend Sad Maybe I will bring Jochen again Wink

I am pretty confident that I can bring the VP to life. I had a working board from Laschek for testing the machine once. So I need to fix my board in the first place. The cab itself works! The monitor has major burns and desperately needs a cap kit but I hope speleo_de can help me out with some inside knowledge of the monitor. The VP is definately one of the most exciting bw-cabs ever!! Real eye candy. The game itself is astoudingly good ... but compared to a real pinball it sucks of course and gets boring after a few coins Wink
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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2012, 10:22:26 AM »

What amazes me most about VP is the natural way the ball moves. For a 1978 game ther is some awesome calculations going on to get that done...or they found out som clever tricks...

I even haven't checked my monitor....I dont know if it has burn in since there still is a thick layer of dust on it  oppps oppps oppps

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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2012, 10:25:39 AM »

EuroCade 2012... Why not, i'm in!
Only, i don't know which cabs to bring... Yet..  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2012, 10:27:43 AM »

I bet a fortune that the screen WILL have burns Wink The blacklight effects are pure arcade pr0n ... disco theme is awsome (and that is said by the PUNKROCKCaveman Wink)
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