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« on: December 19, 2008, 07:36:44 PM »


First, the road trip  arrow



The game was still in the Sam's garage ... until now  Grin Yes, It's time to bring it 'at home'  Cool  arrow



For the first time, the workshop starts inside the my car  Cheesy I've to clean 'under' the cabinet, or then I'll make dirty the new carpet  arrow



Ok, it's clean... let's unload it... Some ducks are watching me  Grin No ... this is no food  Cheesy



And.... finally inside the 'messy' v2  oppps  Cool  arrow

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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2008, 08:08:13 PM »

bruno before v3 i think you need v4 - the workshop Grin,you don't want to mess that lovely gameroom
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2008, 08:24:23 PM »

bruno before v3 i think you need v4 - the workshop Grin,you don't want to mess that lovely gameroom
 Space Ace

LOL... Hopefully my wife doesn't read this board... so I can tell ya' : 'The first floor of our house would be back again the 'Arcade workshopRoll Eyes Wink

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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2008, 06:10:47 PM »

The serial number : 012861  arrow



Ok, under the plexi/bezel, there is an other cardboard bezel, but it is very damaged (It is torn and bent)  Ghost. I'll check it later.
Now have a look at the monitor and its frame  arrow



It's just dropped on the cab, there is no screws fixed between the metal monitor frame and the brackets in the cabinet  Shocked Huh?
That is the reason why I heard noises during the road trip : the monitor was moving inside the cab  Shocked Ghost
In addition, that monitor frame doesn't match the bracket of the cabinet ! The holes in the metal frame don't match any hole from the bracket.
So why the hell that monitor has been dropped inside that cab ?
Nothing else inside the cab, except the a power supply.



Ok let's start to work. First I've to restore the marquee retainer and the bezel retainer, full of rust :





After a first 'sanding' session  arrow



Let's use my usual Rust remover  arrow



And finish the work manually...



One layer of primer :



Than two layers of black :



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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2009, 10:15:50 PM »

Ok, even if it's not the original monitor frame, I'll try to use it.



As I said previously, these holes don't match the metal brackets inside the cabinet  confused  arrow



Let's fix that  Wink  arrow



Done :



The monitor that was 'dropped' inside that cab' is not working.
OK let's give to that Gyruss a brand new TV/Monitor  arrow



Usual stuff  Grin  arrow



The transplantation is finished  Kiss  arrow



On location  arrow



Great, I can access the hidden service menu ... Roll Eyes Tongue :



... and the usual Geometry settings  Cool  arrow



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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2009, 10:51:27 PM »

Looking Great!!!   You've already got 2009 off to a great start!!!!   Grin  Grin  Grin

Hey, Glad to see I'm helping with your project!... well, at least keeping your Dr Pepper Cold!    Grin  Grin  Grin  Grin  Grin    lol




Great Work!!!  Keep It Up!!!   Space Ace  Space Ace
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2009, 11:25:43 AM »

Hehe Barry  Wink Yes, as you can see it's not just a decoration... Well done  Kiss  Space Ace

OK, let's make the magical cable : VGA to SCART  arrow





I'm using the best configuration ever : Ati+SB16 / AdvanceMame under DOS  arrow



It gives me the *PERFECT* Gyruss Arcade Experience without having the board  arrow

- perfect ratio picture
- pixel rendering 1:1
- 60 Hz refresh via the native RGB signal

*EXACT GAMEPLAY*  Kiss Kiss Kiss



See the quality of the display/screen  arrow



RGB scanline ... I love it  Kiss  arrow



Impossible to make the difference between the real board and this setup !  Cool

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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2009, 05:59:54 PM »

Easy stuff today  Tongue

...Let there be light  arrow





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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2009, 06:27:15 PM »

Nice!

I do like Gyruss, great music!
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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2009, 06:36:17 PM »

I do like Gyruss, great music!

The game's background music is an electronic, fast-paced arrangement of J. S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565; this particular arrangement is superficially similar in sound to "Toccata", a rock arrangement by the UK-based instrumentalist group Sky. Gyruss is notable for using "stereo" sound, which according to the bonus material for Konami Arcade Classics, was achieved by utilizing discrete audio circuits. (Gyruss on WikiRoll Eyes Wink

Ok, let's have a look at the control panel...



... very used ...



...impossible to move the joystick?!  Ghost  arrow



Let's remove everything.



Rust... of course  Lips Sealed



Did 'ya say dirty ?



As usual, two baths... the left one is water + strong soap, the right one is rust-remover :



24 hours... it looks better, but of course... it's still 'used' ... no miracle with that  Undecided



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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2009, 10:15:36 PM »

Are those leaf or microswitch buttons?
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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2009, 05:19:05 PM »

Are those leaf or microswitch buttons?

leaf  Kiss
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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2009, 09:01:38 AM »

The control panel overlay is very 'used'  Undecided  arrow











Usually, this *magic* sponge does miracle  roll eyes  arrow



Let's go...



Well, it's better...



...but some area are too used. It's not dirt, it's used or damaged  oppps Impossible to do better than this  arrow



I think I'll live with that  Smiley The worst area is the upper part, in the curve, but I'm sure It won't be too visible when I'll put back the panel on the cabinet. It's a kind of 'hidden area' for the player after all  Wink
Used means also 'vintage'   Kiss
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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2009, 06:46:01 PM »

The original joystick is damaged, and some parts of it are missing, but I've just got a NOS  Kiss  arrow



Same manufacturer : MONROE ELECTONICS.

I love NOS  Kiss  arrow



Let's put back the buttons and that new joystick onto the panel, and start *at least* a first game on Gyruss  Tongue  Grin  arrow





It plays great ! I love Gyruss  Smiley

OK, let's refresh the screws. After the 'Rust remover' bath, I sand them with a Dremel...



...and I paint them (primer + 2 layers of mate black) ... usual mushrooms picture  Roll Eyes Grin  arrow



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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2009, 06:15:19 PM »

Bruno....


Gyruss is a great game and a great cab (I love it  Kiss Kiss) and deserves a new control panel overlay  Cool Space Ace

buy a new one from arcadeshop.com please  Tongue

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