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« on: August 29, 2008, 10:49:51 PM »




...It's been a while since my last roadtrip, isn't it 

For some reason, I have to do this roadtrip alone  Undecided ... so let's choose something powerful I can listen at very high volume. No one will complain  Cheesy  arrow



... because it's so early : 5:27am  Ghost  arrow



Oh eh... yes ... the date : 19th of July... an 'old' roadtrip as you can see  roll eyes Tongue

Jesus... I don't like to drive in the black... but I've no choice  oppps



So, I've to drive to Netherlands for this roadtrip. It's the second time for me (the first NL roadtrip was for this Defender two years ago).



...In order to size this new roadtrip  lol  arrow



Let's go...

Still in Belgium... and if you know this country and Belgian specialties, you should be able to recognize this  Grin  arrow



Funny... I've to drive in ... Germany  ... before entering in Netherlands. I love roadtrips... visiting countries blablablba ....  Cool



(It's the Belgium/Germany border... believe me)

Germany... green energy... but maybe too much wind for this big crane  shock



I love traveling ... and discover new specialties like this :



BiFi Roll *Special Germany Edition*  lol lol lol

This is it now... Welcome in Netherlands  Cool



At the seller's place... the best moment... maybe some good surprise ? Let's follow him...



A Galaxy Ranger ...



...non working, but it looks very clean.



Here's for what I'm here...

Lady & Gentlemen, please welcome...

SPACE WARS !!!



Wiki will explain better than me  Tongue  arrow

Space Wars was the first vector graphics arcade game. It is based on Spacewar!, a PDP-1 program that might arguably be the earliest computer game... (more wiki)

...and as a *great* bonus game...

PLEIADS  Kiss Kiss Kiss

I didn't play Space Wars back in the day, but I played Pleiads like a crazy  Kiss Kiss Kiss I really love this game  Kiss Kiss Kiss I didn't know a dedicated cab exists... the origin of this one is Spanish... I'll investigate very soon of course  Tongue

Regarding the Space Wars... no monitor... no boards  Undecided ...but the cab in a good condition regarding its age  Tongue

It's a very big cab ... fortunately, the trailer is big enough for it :


(did you see the Tapper cab in the background ? Not for sale  Cry )

Let's protect it against the usual rain  Ghost  arrow



The Pleiads will go into the Nuno's car  Grin  arrow



The seller is also a collector... check this out  Kiss Kiss Kiss arrow


(not for sale of course  Grin)

Time to go back in Belgium...



One of the good things in Germany : They have Burger King (no Burger King in Belgium  Cry)



Back at home... there's no place like home  Tongue

Ok, now the statistics ...





878 km on road / 11h17 min ... this is what a call a small roadtrip  Cool

Of course... I've no more empty space in my current game room but ...



I'll examine both games when I'll more space for working on them  Cool
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2008, 01:54:33 PM »

How come no pic shaking hand to the seller while paying ?  Huh?

hehe  Tongue

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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2008, 06:43:17 PM »

That Galaxy Ranger has also found a home in Belgium, mine Smiley

It's not working yet. I'm busy fixing the monitor and waiting for the disc to arrive from the US but I've cleaned it up:



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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2008, 08:11:20 AM »

That Galaxy Ranger has also found a home in Belgium, mine Smiley

It's not working yet. I'm busy fixing the monitor and waiting for the disc to arrive from the US but I've cleaned it up:



Colin

Hi liquidx,

Happy to see the Galaxy Ranger has a new home ... in Belgium too  Kiss

If fact the seller didn't know if it was working or not... but it looks complete at first sight.
So the laser disc was missing ? I guess I still have a Galaxy Ranger laser disc in my 'arcade items spare room'  Wink Send me a message if you're interested about it  Cool
Don't hesitate to create a new post about the restoration of your game... there are a lot of LD games fans here 

Belgium power  Kiss Kiss Kiss
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2008, 11:14:51 AM »

Hi liquidx,

Happy to see the Galaxy Ranger has a new home ... in Belgium too  Kiss

If fact the seller didn't know if it was working or not... but it looks complete at first sight.
So the laser disc was missing ? I guess I still have a Galaxy Ranger laser disc in my 'arcade items spare room'  Wink Send me a message if you're interested about it  Cool
Don't hesitate to create a new post about the restoration of your game... there are a lot of LD games fans here 

Belgium power  Kiss Kiss Kiss

PCBs are all there but it was missing the centronics type cable between the PCB and the LD player, I've got the parts to build one now, just need to get the pinouts right. It was also missing the shelf that holds the player in place.

Shame about the disk, I have one coming from the states, If I'd know there was a local one... If it never shows up I'll get back to you.

As soon as I start back on the restoration I'll post a new thread here.



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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2008, 05:25:25 PM »

Wow, You'll love Space Wars.. I definately remember playing it!!  It is a very fun 2 player game!!
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2008, 06:40:16 PM »

Guys, seriously, stop robbing the netherlands
It's not often you come over but when you do, you hit hard.

Jesting of course great cabs, congratulations !
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2008, 07:11:26 PM »

This is not a burglary  Wink These two games were originally located in an Arcade Museum... in Belgium  Grin

The seller buy these games when the museum closed... And now, I'm just bring back these games that belong to the Belgium heritage  Tongue Cool

- Arcade Museum In Belgium -

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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2009, 03:33:46 PM »

I've just found the flyer of the TAITO version of Space Wars, have a look  arrow



As you can see, Taito didn't bother about the Star Wars license  Roll Eyes Grin

Impossible to miss the X-Wing and the TIE-Fighter  Shocked Grin

Impossible nowadays...
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2009, 12:32:01 PM »

The PLEIADS is now as beautiful as its first day  Kiss Kiss Kiss

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 Space Ace

Next step... see what I can do with the Space Wars  Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2009, 04:21:45 PM »

i was wondering the same thing: what's going to happen to that space war cab???
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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2013, 12:29:59 PM »

i was wondering the same thing: what's going to happen to that space war cab???

its for sale  Grin

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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2013, 12:38:53 PM »

and what's going to happen to that computer space in this location ?
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« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2013, 11:15:33 PM »

It'll be at EuroCade 2013   Cool

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« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2013, 11:22:36 PM »

It'll be at EuroCade 2013   Cool

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Yup Smiley It's going to get a very special place. The first arcade video game ever deserves it Smiley Very happy to have it as a guest at Eurocade 2013/the Retro Game Experience !!!
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