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Houston, tranquillity base here, the Eagle has landed!
« on: May 17, 2012, 04:17:05 PM »


I´m so excited to get this working, and i know it´s going to take a while, but owning a piece of arcade history like this is unparalleled!
oh, and this was the Atari´s Vector game Nr. 2784  :D

Pictures will follow later...

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Lunar Lander is an arcade game released by Atari, Inc. in 1979, which uses a vector monitor to display vector graphics. Although not particularly successful, a vector-graphics generator was the impetus of Atari's most successful coin-operated game: Asteroids. The object of the game is to pilot a lunar landing module to a safe touchdown on the moon. Approximately 4,830 units were produced.
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Re: Houston, tranquillity base here, the Eagle has landed!
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2012, 04:41:30 PM »
Yes! A true piece of arcade history. Can't wait to see all the details of this game.  :)

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Re: Houston, tranquillity base here, the Eagle has landed!
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2012, 05:09:10 PM »
Cool !

And its a variant of #14 in the alusticker series..  ;)



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Re: Houston, tranquillity base here, the Eagle has landed!
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2012, 05:39:03 PM »
Extremely cool !!! Now we can't wait  :evil: Pics pics pics
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Re: Houston, tranquillity base here, the Eagle has landed!
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2012, 05:46:49 PM »
I don't know what all the fuss is about.....it's a boring little game trying to land a little space ship on a line that is supposed to be the surface of the moon.....yaaaaaahhhhwwnnnn !









;););) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


By the way....did I tell you that I found an owl-eye coin door ? Waahooo !!


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Re: Houston, tranquillity base here, the Eagle has landed!
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2012, 06:13:33 PM »
The only "problem" is..........it has some surrounding wood around it that I have to take too....poor me !  ;D


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Re: Houston, tranquillity base here, the Eagle has landed!
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2012, 07:20:44 PM »
Ok, here´s the pictures... and it need´s some TLC!:
Martin "The Deliveryman" is here!!


This is what he brought, the backside a little rough, but some sanding etc. it will be as new!


The Guts: ARI


Monitor:


ATARI QUADRASCAN:


PSU:


Coindoor back:


Coindoor front:


Atm there´s an Asteroids CP, but i hope the guys on KLOV reproduce the LL CP.... SOON!
Here´s the Steam Liner Throttle Control Handle  ;D


New Mission Select PCB:



CPO.... Might have to use this in case of the above project goes in the drain..


New reproduced Mission select plexi:



The Left side... little bit of crumbling, hope it´s salve able...

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Re: Houston, tranquillity base here, the Eagle has landed!
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2012, 07:29:33 PM »
Very very nice !

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Re: Houston, tranquillity base here, the Eagle has landed!
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2012, 10:27:00 PM »
You lucky SOAB a real LL !!!!

I'm officially jealous !  ;D

About the CP: the one on KLOV is not going to be screen printed so you have to use that CPO anyway. Is that Phoenix's ?
Mine has crossed customs within a day=no import duties and VAT :) will arrive here soon !

The race is on gentle men.....my goal is to have it working at Eurocade !

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Re: Houston, tranquillity base here, the Eagle has landed!
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2012, 10:30:29 PM »
Holy crap I just noticed, your side art seems to be the one without green.....is that right ?

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Re: Houston, tranquillity base here, the Eagle has landed!
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2012, 10:40:43 PM »
Great catch Michael, and it does need some TLC, but I´m sure that you will manage.

Maybe in the future we can show both yours and André´s LL next to each other on Eurocade. Will be an unique event.  ;D

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Re: Houston, tranquillity base here, the Eagle has landed!
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2012, 10:54:01 PM »
fabulous, michael! what a great cabinet and game - everything on it rocks, especially the thruster controller!!! eat that, MAME!!! :twisted:
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: Houston, tranquillity base here, the Eagle has landed!
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2012, 11:06:31 PM »
Holy crap I just noticed, your side art seems to be the one without green.....is that right ?

?? - never heard about that, i'm to lazy to find examples....

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Re: Houston, tranquillity base here, the Eagle has landed!
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2012, 11:48:17 PM »
http://forums.arcade-museum.com/showpost.php?p=2004735&postcount=6

Could you check please ? Look at all the colored rectangles left of the lunar module. They are yellow, red, orange but some look black at yours.
Most (actually, ALL) pictures of LL's I've seen so far have these boxes green EXCEPT the one on the flyer. If yours has black boxes than that is proof that Atari used two schemes (or simply messed up)....

Yeah I know anal stuff, but I figured if Rich was going to do the LL side-art it should be perfect....right ?


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Re: Houston, tranquillity base here, the Eagle has landed!
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2012, 10:41:56 AM »
congratulations, that's one special machine!