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Re: Galaxian³ Emulation part #1 : the boards
« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2008, 09:50:13 AM »
Update : details of the  :arrow: 5. the "SLAVE CPU" board now available.

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Re: Galaxian³ Emulation part #1 : the boards
« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2008, 03:09:11 PM »
well, i don't know whats going on really..

Have you got a technical or operators manual for Galaxian 3? that would answer a lot of questions for me..

I spoke to the guy again today about the G3 he scrapped, he said that he kicks himself for not removing all the other boards, he said he didn't have time and just loaded it all into skips without removing anything. He's still not sure if he has the laserdisc players or not but will check tomorrow for me for anything at all that is left. He only scrapped it 6 months ago too :(


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Re: Galaxian³ Emulation part #1 : the boards
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2008, 08:29:56 PM »
Have you got a technical or operators manual for Galaxian 3? that would answer a lot of questions for me..

Well, I just have the 'The Installation Manual', but I have to scan it. But I don't think it'll really help for the understanding of the electronic parts. Anyway, It includes a lot of A3 pages (I'll buy an A3 scanner for that  :wink: ).

I spoke to the guy again today about the G3 he scrapped, he said that he kicks himself for not removing all the other boards, he said he didn't have time and just loaded it all into skips without removing anything. He's still not sure if he has the laserdisc players or not but will check tomorrow for me for anything at all that is left. He only scrapped it 6 months ago too :(

Oh... my ... God  :-[
Let's hope he'll found back some boards or other parts  :roll:

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Re: Galaxian³ Emulation part #1 : the boards
« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2008, 10:53:48 AM »
ok, i finally documented the boards and dumped the romset..

you can download it here:
http://www.andysarcade.net/pix/G3PD.RAR

My pcbs are probably going to be put into storage now for a rainy day, i have way too much on to do anything with them right now, still, the documenting and dumping is done...

enjoy.

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Re: Galaxian³ [Zolgear] Emulation part #1 : the boards
« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2008, 06:47:57 PM »
YOU DID IT !!!



'Project Dragoon' code is now safe... for eternity  :-* :-* :-*

I'll take pictures of the boards from the *spare* box I got, in order to compare with the pictures from your set, and define if I've a Project Dragoon set inside the box.

Regarding the emulation, I'll finish to take pictures from the remaining boards of course  :)

So many things to do... but ... let's do it step by step  :) :-*

THHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNKKKKSSSSSSSS Again  :-* :-* :-*

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Re: Galaxian³ [Zolgear] Emulation part #1 : the boards
« Reply #35 on: November 26, 2008, 04:05:22 PM »
I have a feeling I know P-man and have met him twice :) :) He's THE man for this job :)

Bruno, please tell me you only will emulate this for keeping it safe for the future. Since your machine is running, it really deserves to be fixed in it's original form !

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Re: Galaxian³ [Zolgear] Emulation part #1 : the boards
« Reply #36 on: November 26, 2008, 05:29:08 PM »
Bruno, please tell me you only will emulate this for keeping it safe for the future. Since your machine is running, it really deserves to be fixed in it's original form !

Of course  :) There is no reason to emulate something working  8) As far as I remember, only the laser disc players are broken, but there are a  lot of specialists here and there  ;)
But emulation could be the only way to play 'Project Dragoon' mission by example (my GT-6 is loaded for playing 'Attack Of The Zolgear' only), and I'm not sure to have a complete set for 'Dragoon'  :P

But hey, we are still very far for an *working* emulator anyway  ;)

Maybe the biggest challenge for the emulation scene ? ::) ;)

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Re: Galaxian³ [Zolgear] Emulation part #1 : the boards
« Reply #37 on: November 26, 2008, 05:57:09 PM »
Update : details of the  :arrow: 6. the "OBJ" board now available.

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Re: Galaxian³ [Zolgear] Emulation part #1 : the boards
« Reply #38 on: November 28, 2008, 12:11:06 AM »
Bruno, please tell me you only will emulate this for keeping it safe for the future. Since your machine is running, it really deserves to be fixed in it's original form !

Of course  :) There is no reason to emulate something working  8) As far as I remember, only the laser disc players are broken, but there are a  lot of specialists here and there  ;)
But emulation could be the only way to play 'Project Dragoon' mission by example (my GT-6 is loaded for playing 'Attack Of The Zolgear' only), and I'm not sure to have a complete set for 'Dragoon'  :P

But hey, we are still very far for an *working* emulator anyway  ;)

Maybe the biggest challenge for the emulation scene ? ::) ;)
That's great to hear :) ! Yes this definitely needs to get emulated of course. How will it be played on a normal system ? Would it require 2 screens I guess ?

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Re: Galaxian³ [Zolgear] Emulation part #1 : the boards
« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2008, 01:35:01 PM »
Update :

details of the  arrow 7. the "PGN" board  now available.

details of the  arrow 8. the "DSP" board  now available.
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Re: Galaxian³ [Zolgear] Emulation part #1 : the boards
« Reply #40 on: December 02, 2008, 03:14:25 PM »
Update :

details of the  arrow 9. the "OBJ" board  now available.

details of the  arrow 10. the "PGN" board  now available.

details of the  arrow 11. the "DSP" board  now available.

details of the  arrow 12. the "VMIX" board  now available.

So... YEEESS !!! All the boards pictures from 'Zolgear' are now available.

Next step... dumping + documentation the ROMS; like it has been done for 'Dragoon' (see here)

 :)