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:: Ms. Pac Man - Diary of a Renovation ::
« on: January 01, 2009, 11:42:33 AM »
Following this road trip...  :arrow:



It's time to give a second life to this Ms. Pac Man cabinet  :-*

As you can see, I've got all the parts I need, except the electronic parts :



This renovation should not be difficult, but it'll require some work...

OK, so let's check the cab' itself.

Its identity ?



Yeah... it's a real Ms. Pac Man  :-*



Serial number is 36600.

The left side will require some repair on the top and few other places... (bondo)





The right side is in better condition :





Both side will require some painting restoration.



The front is fine, but it'll need painting correction too...

OK, now this is the funny part  ;) I need the *exact* paint in order to touch up the sides.
Because this cab is empty, it's the perfect time to...



...bring it up to my usual paint shop, in order to scan the colors used on the Ms. Pac Man cabinet  ;D  :arrow:



Look the kids on the right of the picture  ;D ;D ;D Attracted by the cab  ::) :P  ;D :arrow:



Ok... show time !  :pac:



At the entrance of the shop, I'll looking for a security guard, or someone from the shop... in order to explain him that it's just an other 'ArcadeLifeStlye' action I'm planning to do blablabla...



No one  ??? Ok, so let's go directly to the Mixing colors machine  ;D :arrow:



The employee recognize me  :D I use to come here for scanning the colors of small parts, but this is the first time I'm coming with a full size cab' of course  :) He's very amused... and recognize the 'thing'  ;D



Here's the colors scanner :



There are 4 colors used on a Ms. Pac Man : Yellow, Blue, Pink and Black. I'll scan them all, except the black.





Done  ;) Time to go home ... but let's do some other 'ArcadeLifeStyle' pictures  ;D  :arrow:



A lot of costumers are very amused by this... some of them recognize the game... I hear a lot of 'wakka wakka' around me  ;D

Now the best part  ;D At the cash desk ...

The cashier, a young girl, see the cabinet. I'm saying "I guess the bar code is somewhere on the back"  ;D

..and she's now looking for the code bar  ;D ;D ;D  :arrow:



After 1 minute, she says : "... I don't find its bar code  ??? I've never seen such item before in that shop... and mister... it looks already used ... why did you buy this ?..."

I say : "Yeah, I know... but this is the last one on that shop... I'm ok to buy it like that... Oh, and I'm sure there is a bar code somewhere, please check again  ;D..."



...and once again, she's turning around the cabinet in order to find the bar code / price of the cabinet  ;D ;D ;D It was amazing !!! Jesus Christ, too bad I didn't film that scene  ;D ;D ;D

One minute later... she saw me laughing like a madman ... and I finally explain her what that 'thing' is  ;) She was finally very amused too  ;)

Ok, time to go back at home  8) But a last 'Western Style' picture  :P  :arrow:



This cab will go in the ...hum hum ... workshop, located in the first floor in my house  ::) :P



And this is it... I got the right colors for this Ms. Pac Man  ;)



OK, I think I deserve three 'Space Ace' for that , don't ya think ?  ;D ;D ;D  :arrow:

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« Last Edit: January 01, 2009, 11:46:17 AM by DarthNuno »

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Re: :: Ms. Pac Man - Diary of a Renovation ::
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2009, 11:57:02 AM »
Oh my God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Incredible story !!!

I put  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

10 space ace for you

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PROJECTS FROM SCRATCH:

Galaga - PacMan - Donkey Kong Red Cab - Track & Field Upright - Tempest - Burgertime - Gyruss - Defender - Track & Field Cocktail - Robotron 2084

RESTORATIONS:

Q*bert - Timber

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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2009, 12:39:30 PM »
great story...   ;D ;D :D

but a shame and very sad the young woman at the counter didn't even have an idea of what this is...  :? :?

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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2009, 08:26:24 PM »
great story...   ;D ;D :D

but a shame and very sad the young woman at the counter didn't even have an idea of what this is...  :? :?

Yes..  it's 2009 !!!!!


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Looking Great Bruno!!!!!!!!!  Many Space Aces' for you!
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Re: :: Ms. Pac Man - Diary of a Renovation ::
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2009, 03:17:03 AM »
Bruno, are putting in a real Ms. Pac Man PCB or running MAME in it?

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Re: :: Ms. Pac Man - Diary of a Renovation ::
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2009, 07:57:18 AM »
but a shame and very sad the young woman at the counter didn't even have an idea of what this is...  :? :?

Yes, that is the *sad* part of the story  :oops:

Bruno, are putting in a real Ms. Pac Man PCB or running MAME in it?
I'll try to catch the real board, but I know it'll be very difficult  :-\ Ms Pac Man is a very expensive board... mostly only available in US ... high shipping cost + incoming taxes  :ghost: I already spent a fortune on other boards and I'm tired to spend so much money for finally have non working games  :ghost:

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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2009, 08:42:43 AM »
I'll try to catch the real board, but I know it'll be very difficult  :-\ Ms Pac Man is a very expensive board... mostly only available in US ... high shipping cost + incoming taxes  :ghost: I already spent a fortune on other boards and I'm tired to spend so much money for finally have non working games  :ghost:
Smell like advmame regular setup, Am I wrong ? 
In my point of view, it's the setup I like the most.
Once mastered, advmame is really a must.

Nice event as you told me last week...
Incredible with pictures

Keep it up Bruno, if you need such an advice...

Pierre

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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2009, 08:54:48 AM »
Nice event as you told me last week...
Incredible with pictures

Stay Tuned Pierre  ;) Pictures are coming soon  :P

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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2009, 11:34:43 AM »
bruno you are insane
the pics of you taking the cab to a DIY superstore are hilarious. :D :D :D

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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2009, 12:23:18 PM »
Taking a whole cab to a DIY store for a colour match  ;D ;D ;D ;D That really is dedication!

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Re: :: Ms. Pac Man - Diary of a Renovation ::
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2009, 11:15:53 PM »
Taking a whole cab to a DIY store for a colour match  ;D ;D ;D ;D That really is dedication!
I thought about doing it too. I need the code for Galaxian blue....could that maybe the same as Ms.Pac blue ?

Great pics, yeah those kids at the car-park look very interested at the game, and you my friend look to be interested in their mama :D (which I can understand totally, although I need more detailed pictures just to be sure  ;D ;D ;D).

It would be nice if there were portable color scanners that you could take home and back to the store....
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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2009, 01:50:43 AM »
That is really funny. I can't believe you took the entire cabinet to the store!
I'm really looking forward to your restoration. Last year I took apart my Ms Pac and never finished the restoration.
Good luck!
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Re: :: Ms. Pac Man - Diary of a Renovation ::
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2009, 08:24:51 PM »
 :lol: nice one bruno i love reading your restorations, good luck i look forward to the next set of pics

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« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2009, 06:20:16 PM »
Thanks to all of you for your nice responses on a such 'ArcadeLifeStyle' story  :-* :-* :-*

Here's additional pictures, just for the fun  ::) :P





And this one for AndrĂ© (Level 42)  :arrow:



It's just to show you the bad 'hit' on the side of course  ::) ;D

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« Last Edit: January 04, 2009, 06:26:22 PM by DarthNuno »

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« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2009, 07:23:52 PM »
Ah, yeah, of course my friend !

That looks like pretty tight....uhmmm   bad hole !


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