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« on: September 11, 2014, 03:02:55 AM »


Last year I had a talk with Natale Zaccaria about their arcades and he told me that a lot of document have been lost during these years and moving from location to location. Some weeks ago I had another talk with Federico Croci (www.tilt.it) and he saved tons of documents copying a lot of articles from newspapers provided by Marino Zaccaria some years ago.
Then in the italian arcade forums something is moving and after years of MAME cabs a new arcade consciousness is coming Smiley and zac cabs are becoming quite popular.

in the end of the day I decided to collect some infos from ZAC collectors in order to create a sort of catalog with cabinet classifications in terms of shape, side art, hardware type and so on (suggestions are welcome).
If you think this job can be useful and interesting please feel free to share with me your info Cheesy

then I'd like to propose the result to the zac brothers to have their "blessing" :O

Am I wasting my time or not?
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2014, 06:32:59 AM »

Am I wasting my time or not?

Great idea! Also, this would look great next to my book on italian pinballs, made by Federico a few years ago Wink

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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2014, 08:46:18 AM »

I am not exactly a fan of Zaccaria cabs (though I don't hate them anymore like I used to  Grin) but one of my focuses in this hobby is archiving and preserving, all the "archeological" stuff, so I'm totally for it.
Unfortunately I don't think I could contribute anything. Sad
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2014, 09:11:15 AM »

I have the (I think) only known copy of the sea scare flyer.
Just an A4 sheet really Wink
I submitted it to arcade flyer but they don't seem to care. Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2014, 10:17:06 PM »

I am in, and i think paul swan and belike can also provide lots of info !
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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2014, 11:10:36 PM »

I have a Quasar flyer I'd be happy to scan in ultra super duper res.  Let me know by PM or Email if you want it over.

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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2014, 12:24:05 AM »

This kind of info should be collected. So much is lost. when I find something I scan it.
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2014, 02:25:33 AM »

Thank you guys.

i agree, bela and paul are two milestons  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2014, 01:24:47 AM »

That's quite a task to compile all that information. There are probably three main sources of information:
1) The flyer archive.
2) The cabinets that have surfaced over the years.
3) Any documentation or information from the Zaccaria family & original workforce.

There are an awful lot of historical questions that remain unanswered and some day I hope the Zaccaria family or workers can answer them to complete their legacy before the information is lost.

If the Tilt dude has paperwork he should scan it and let us see it Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2014, 04:19:00 AM »

Hi Paul,
thank you for your reply...
I'm collecting pics and docs from everywhere Cheesy and your website is fantastic  shock

I'm working with Federico Croci (Tilt) in this direction and I hope to have the opportunity to scan all docs related to videogames. Actually he is a pinball collector and hasn't so much about video games...

DOCUMENTS:
I could find only the following documents:
Cat'n mouse - TECHNICAL MANUAL (I have the original)
Space Pirate - COCKTAIL TECHNICAL MANUAL
Quasar - US BILLIARD TECHNICAL MANUAL

I just found the QUASAR TECHNICAL MANUAL &  SCHEMATICS for the italian market with very detailed elements about the cabinet. I'm scanning it.

Are there some other documents available?



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« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2014, 04:33:54 AM »

SHAPES

I started trying to identify all cabinet shapes produced with a schematics about which game has been produced in what shape.

UR1 Up right type 1, the upright with "rounded" marquee
UR2 Up right with an unique panel with a single coin door
UR3 Up right similar to UR2 but the sides are rounded on the top-back
UR4 Up right similar to UR3 but with a double coin door: one to insert coins, one to collect them
UR5 Up right similar to UR4 but the second coin door takes all the bottom part or the cabinet
UR6 Up right with rectangular marquee
CP1 Cockpit (found some generic cockpits)
CA1 Cabaret
WC1 Wall cabinets. As described in some flyers but I couldn't find any picture
CT1 Cocktail tables
TP1 Late Tecnoplay generic cabinet
BI1 US Billiards up right
BI2 US Billiards cabaret
UN1 to UN6 unique dedicated cabs

I attached a PDF with all pictures I found used to identify these cab types.

Please tell me your opinion and if you know a cabinet version not included in that document please post a picture in order to update the doc.



* zac-shapes002.pdf (225.57 KB - downloaded 306 times.)
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« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2014, 06:01:42 AM »

Not sure if Crazy kong ever came in a cocktail, i think its converted.
look at the art of the CP, it looks like scramble or super cobra.
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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2014, 08:47:58 AM »

Ok
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« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2014, 12:00:51 PM »

an update about documents and one request

DOCUMENTS:
I could find only the following documents:
Cat'n mouse - TECHNICAL MANUAL (I have the original)
Space Pirate - COCKTAIL TECHNICAL MANUAL
Quasar - US BILLIARD TECHNICAL MANUAL

on Etienne server:
Astro Wars - TECHNICAL MANUAL and SCHEMATICS
Money Money - TECHNICAL MANUAL
Tron - TECHNICAL MANUAL

en Speleo web site:
Zaccaria Universal Cab (economy) - TECHNICAL MANUAL


On my scanner:
Quasar - TECHNICAL MANUAL
Zaccaria Universal Cab (normal and economy)



REQUEST

Obviously I'm looking for all documents not included in the previous list.
I'd like to find one manual about a cabinet as I call: UR type 6 (type without rounded marquees)
Here a picture of UR6 cabs I found and a picture from an UR5 manual. I'd like to find the same picture of a UR6 cab
Thank you

PS please let me know if you use another terminology.



* ur6.jpg (171.55 KB, 1249x725 - viewed 546 times.)

* ur5.jpg (92.52 KB, 1089x773 - viewed 525 times.)
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« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2014, 12:11:23 PM »

The Pac & Paint with Commidar marquee and control panel was my cabinet. I restored it back to a complete Pac & Paint, here's a better picture for you.
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