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Re: :: Ms. Pac Man - Diary of a Renovation ::
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2009, 11:54:10 PM »
hi

my ms pac man

Serial number is  30994 

a bit lower than yours

This machine has stood in idaho usa
I read this on te paper inside the machine
where the serial number stood.
Do you know where your machine stood in the past?

ms pacman, galaga, rally-x, rollingthunder, centipede 2x , discs of tron, outrun,
space invaders 2 x , galaxian, crazy kong, mortal kombat 2 , point blank
outrunners, moon cresta

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Re: :: Ms. Pac Man - Diary of a Renovation ::
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2009, 08:04:49 PM »
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:
i find working ms pac man pcb for $58.  for my ms pac man machine plus $40 for schipping
on ebay.com and its works great,it not so expensive
ms pacman, galaga, rally-x, rollingthunder, centipede 2x , discs of tron, outrun,
space invaders 2 x , galaxian, crazy kong, mortal kombat 2 , point blank
outrunners, moon cresta

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Re: :: Ms. Pac Man - Diary of a Renovation ::
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2009, 08:51:57 PM »
For this renovation, I won't use a computer with the classic  *Arcade Perfect When It's Well Tuned (tm)* Setup : Dos/AdvMame/RGB.  8)

It's so hard to find a Ms Pac Man working here in Europe...and working for more then few hours without spending $$$ + $$$ SO what ?

Well ... there is an other solution ...and NAMCO approved  ;D

I've got this flyer since a while...  :arrow:



...but now, I've got the also the board  ;D  :arrow:



Yes, this board plays Ms.Pac Man... in its original way... and it's made by the creator... NAMCO

This board will be 1000x more reliable than the original one... and I'm comfortable with this ... this is NAMCO made  :-* :-* :-*

Look at the size of the board... All in my hand... like the Holy Graal  ;D  :arrow:



Namco loves details  :-* On the other side of the board, a galaga ship  :-*  :arrow:





I can't wait to end of the renovation of the Ms. PacMan cabinet, I've to try this board!
Easy, it's a jamma board, so let's plug it in my PacMan cab, jamma too and currently playing the Namco Classic Collection Volume 2, features Pac Man of course  ;)

Power on  :P  :arrow:



GREAT... I Love it  :-*



Here's what happens when you press start button (It's currently set on Free Play)  :arrow:



Of course, Galaga won't be playable because It'll be a Ms Pac Man panel...

No, I only need MS PAC MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNN  :pac:  :ghost:  :ghost:  :ghost:  :ghost:



Ready!

Ok, let's remove this board... and start to work on the cabinet  ::) :P  ;D

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« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2009, 04:29:12 PM »
Do you have a link to a seller of these boards?

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Re: :: Ms. Pac Man - Diary of a Renovation ::
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2009, 05:42:02 PM »
Do you have a link to a seller of these boards?

I got it from ebay US.

The average price for such board is between $200 and $300. Quite expensive  :ghost: ...but let's hope reliable for many years to come  :P

There is one for sale right here.

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Re: :: Ms. Pac Man - Diary of a Renovation ::
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2009, 09:30:41 PM »
I got it from ebay US.

The average price for such board is between $200 and $300. Quite expensive  :ghost: ...but let's hope reliable for many years to come  :P

There is one for sale right here.

May I ask why you didn't just order a "bullet-proofed" (refurbished) original Ms. Pac-man PCB off US eBay? It would've had the original intro screen with the 1980 Midway Mfg. logo AND it would've been half the price you paid. Also, since you're not using the Galaga game, you paid a premium for it needlessly. You also could've purchased to Pac to Jamma adapter.

 

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Re: :: Ms. Pac Man - Diary of a Renovation ::
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2009, 05:46:39 PM »
May I ask why you didn't just order a "bullet-proofed" (refurbished) original Ms. Pac-man PCB off US eBay? It would've had the original intro screen with the 1980 Midway Mfg. logo AND it would've been half the price you paid. Also, since you're not using the Galaga game, you paid a premium for it needlessly. You also could've purchased to Pac to Jamma adapter.

Hi WunderCade, and welcome here  :-*

Well, in short... I've already spent a lot of $$$ in some previous projects for 'working/refurbished' old boards (Battlezone, Galaga, Galaxian...) ... and I really had no luck  : most of them were nonworking, or had a lot of problems  :-\
Most of original 'classic' boards cannot be founded here in Europe... So, I've to get them from US... labeled 'working board' has a price (check the price for a working MS Pac Man board)  :-X Add shipping cost to Belgium ... add incoming taxes + extra shipping cost... and you have a big amount of €  :-[
I'll be more comfortable with this 'Class of 81' Reunion board'... because I'm almost sure it won't break soon (but who knows ?)  8)
But when the renovation will be done, I could give a chance to a vintage Ms. Pac Man board + a jamma adapter of course, but the priority for me now is : start & finish the cabinet renovation  :)

BY the way, do you know where I can found a "bullet-proofed" Ms PacMan board, off ebay of course ?

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« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2009, 06:01:10 PM »
BY the way, do you know where I can found a "bullet-proofed" Ms PacMan board, off ebay of course ?

If you want a guaranteed, bullet-proof board, then Peter Hingston in the US is the man to contact.

Here you go:

Here is his website.

I have bought from him and he stands by his work...and no, I am NOT Peter Hingston...lol
« Last Edit: January 27, 2009, 06:03:42 PM by WunderCade »

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Re: :: Ms. Pac Man - Diary of a Renovation ::
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2009, 11:47:25 PM »
Why not a 48 in 1 Bruno ?  Much cheaper, plays the original game code and not the "almost but not quite the same" on that Namco board, which is still emulation too.

Seriously, you had a couple of bad experiences with boards. Either I've been very lucky or you have been very unlucky, since my boards run 100% reliable. Galaxian, Mario Bros, Missile Command, Centipede (true, after 3 parts repaired) SW (OK, in all honesty I've had to replace 2 VG-Rams on that, but it's SO easy)....

I hope one day you realise that no restoration is truly complete without the original board in it.
I understand why you do it though, and there ARE good alternatives (like Jrok's multi-williams which is NOT emulation).

And I say this with a ton of respect for all the fabulous work you do on all your cabinets, please let that be clear !!!!!
 :) :)
But you know......emulation.....it's nice and stuff, but in the end it feels like sex with a condom.........


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Re: :: Ms. Pac Man - Diary of a Renovation ::
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2009, 05:48:29 PM »
Why not a 48 in 1 Bruno ?  Much cheaper, plays the original game code and not the "almost but not quite the same" on that Namco board, which is still emulation too.

Seriously, you had a couple of bad experiences with boards. Either I've been very lucky or you have been very unlucky, since my boards run 100% reliable. Galaxian, Mario Bros, Missile Command, Centipede (true, after 3 parts repaired) SW (OK, in all honesty I've had to replace 2 VG-Rams on that, but it's SO easy)....

I hope one day you realise that no restoration is truly complete without the original board in it.
I understand why you do it though, and there ARE good alternatives (like Jrok's multi-williams which is NOT emulation).

And I say this with a ton of respect for all the fabulous work you do on all your cabinets, please let that be clear !!!!!
 :) :)
But you know......emulation.....it's nice and stuff, but in the end it feels like sex with a condom.........

Check this post André  ;)  :arrow: DEBATE : original boards vs re edition boards vs boot vs emu vs nothing?! (no offense at all my friends  :-*)

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Re: :: Ms. Pac Man - Diary of a Renovation ::
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2009, 07:44:08 PM »
Bruno .....

news about the restoration of this beautiful  MsPac cab?

I'm so curious .....

 :pac: :ghost:
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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Re: :: Ms. Pac Man - Diary of a Renovation ::
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2009, 07:58:38 PM »
 :oops: Nothing has been done yet  :oops:

This one is on the 'queue' for the moment...

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Re: :: Ms. Pac Man - Diary of a Renovation ::
« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2009, 04:51:07 PM »
   
Hey Bruno, that's where hidden your Mspacman cab  :P :wink:

In your famous restoration room:




News?

 :spaceace: :spaceace:
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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Re: :: Ms. Pac Man - Diary of a Renovation ::
« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2009, 07:18:56 PM »
   
Hey Bruno, that's where hidden your Mspacman cab  :P :wink:

In your famous restoration room:




News?

 :spaceace: :spaceace:

Well Done  ::) ;)

Well, nothing has been done yet  :oops: ... still on my huuuuuuuuuuuge to do list, in the waiting line  :oops:

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« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2012, 02:18:32 PM »
Wow! It's been 3 years, how she doing?  :pac:
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